Our Body Is Hurting!

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them–those who are mistreated–since you yourselves are in the body also.” ~ Hebrews 13:3

I have been enjoying these cooler days of September. The meteorological fall weather has arrived in our area. After an exceptionally hot and dry summer, this is a pleasant change.

Yet some things aren’t changing for the better. Some things have no reprieve, no relief. Oh fellow Christians, we must hit our knees for our brothers and sisters in Christ! What has become of our world, when daily we see reports of people being murdered simply because of who they are – Christians?

We are all many members of One Church, One Body, One Bride. When one part of the body hurts, doesn’t the rest of the body suffer with it?

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As of 2013, these are the top ten “offending” countries. We know, from simply looking through our social media, opening up our newspapers, and turning on our televisions that the persecution is increasing and spreading at an alarming rate.

Instead of only cringing or shedding a few tears, we need to wake up and pray. I know I am guilty of a weak prayer life. Though I study my Bible and pray, I do not spend enough time in praise, thanksgiving, and intercession. We have been granted the freedom in Christ to enter into the very presence of the holy and great I AM. Do we take advantage of this as often as we should, as often as we must?

How do we pray for our brothers and sisters who are being brutally persecuted, imprisoned, and murdered? Here are some ideas, from Gospel For Asia:

1.) Pray that they will stand firm in their faith.
2.) Pray the abuse they experience will only drive them closer to Christ and strengthen their resolve to follow Him.
3.) Pray believers will boldly take each opportunity God gives them to share their faith.

I would humbly add:

4.) Pray that Satan and the powers of darkness would be bound and stopped by the angel armies of heaven.
5.) Pray that our country would do the right thing.
6.) Pray that we all as Christians would stand up and live for Jesus, pointing this lost world to the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Won’t you pause and take a moment, right now, to go before God on behalf of these suffering believers?

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them–those who are mistreated–since you yourselves are in the body also.” ~ Hebrews 13:3

Our Body is hurting greatly. Let’s remember.

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This entry was posted in Angels, Church, Death, Demons, God, God's Name, Gospel For Asia, Hebrews, Jesus, Life, Men, Others, Persecution, Prayer, Satan, September 2014, Thanksgiving, The Bride of Christ, The Gospel, The Truth, The Way. Bookmark the permalink.

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