One thing that I love about devout Christians is that they will not stand down against the enemy, no matter what befalls them. Though people may rise up against them and they may have to die for their belief in Jesus, they go forth anyways, for their love for the Lord Jesus is more valuable than their own life. We have people all throughout the centuries like this, and even now, with ISIS pillaging Christian villages and churches, and beheading Christians. These people don’t just say they believe but are willing to die for their faith. This is so amazing to hear about, but are you also a person in the same standing with God? Are you willing to stand tall, even if your life is at risk of being lost? I mention all this because the days we live in are very dark and are not getting any better anytime soon. Soon, people will be worshipping this beast, whatever it may be, and also desire to get its mark on their hands or foreheads. This they will do, in order 1“to buy or sell.” (Revelation 13:17) This is no joke, for it will come to pass in the near future that only people that have this mark will be able to purchase things in supermarkets, restaurants, and even online resellers. Even places like craigslist or eBay will only allow people with the mark to sell things. If this mark is the coronavirus vaccine, time will tell on that, even though God is telling me not to take it if it is made available to the public. My friends, please do not give in to the media when they say that getting a microchip, barcode, vaccine, or anything else injected into our skin is fine. It is not worth losing our salvation over a matter that involves feeding our hunger and gaining certain rights or privilege’s that we are used to having in life. Instead, stand tall in the faith, and when this calamity comes, stand together as Christians. Gather together, pray, read the Bible, and sing songs of praise.
One thing that I know for sure is that I am willing to lose my life for Jesus, no matter what. I am also willing to give up buying and selling if it means having to get the mark of the beast. It is more important to me to be on the Lord’s side, then to find any security and comfort from the world that I live in. And anybody that is with me on this, then there is a promise from God. It is written, 2“and I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years. But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.” (Revelation 20:4-6) Isn’t this so amazing? This is speaking about a dark time in our near future, where people will die for their faith. We have never seen anything like the coronavirus, with countries and states being quarantined and in lockdown, where traveling out of country and state is discouraged. Many businesses are closed and people are being laid off in droves. However, this is not a time to fear, but to be rooted in prayer and our faith in Christ. Soon, all this turmoil on earth will be over and Christ will return with the angels in the clouds, in all His glory. Be waiting and watching for Him, even until the end of your days. Your life given to Christ will not be in vain, but many blessings will be stored up for such a person in heaven. Jesus is waiting for someone like you to take a stand for Him.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for every Christian in this world. There is much fear right now because of the coronavirus, and I know that this is just the beginning of sorrows. Not too far distant from now, I know that things will be getting much worse, and I pray that we will be ready. No matter what the media may say about how to get our life back in order, because of some mark we have to get in our hands or foreheads, it will not be worth it. I would rather live for You, Jesus, than to find any more comfort that this world wants to offer me. It is not worth losing my salvation over things that are so trivial in life. A life lived for you on earth may not equal prosperity and wealth in the lives of unbelievers, but our riches are in heaven. I may not see all the blessings for me now, but I know that You will come through because of Your promises. I would rather build up treasures in heaven than to build up earthly treasures that don’t matter after death. So no matter if things start to get worse, Lord, I will continue to witness the gospel message to people. It is my prayer that Your courage and strength will ever be with me, even when most others are hiding out. Your message of hope is for everyone that will call upon Your Name, Jesus, and I desire to tell everyone that has an ear to ear. May more people be saved before Your return or before they die. It would be awesome to see Atheists, Muslims, Buddhists, and every person of every false and corrupted religion come humbly before You in faith. Our destiny is not yet set until our dying breath. Therefore, I pray for a day of repentance. Where people will call upon Your Name in all their confessions. Then, will they turn from their sins and You will become their God. This I pray, in your holy Name, Jesus. With all my love to You, I pray this. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
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