DCLM Daily Manna 27 August 2019 Devotional – Persecution Of The Church, written by Pastor W. F.Kumuyi
TODAY’S TOPIC: PERSECUTION OF THE CHURCH
TEXT: Revelation 17:1-8
KEY VERSE: “And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration” – (Revelation 17:6).
DCLM Daily Manna 27 August 2019 – MESSAGE:
Pastor Richard Wurmbrand who spent fourteen years in the Communists’ prison in Romania with horrible tortures and sufferings was released to become the voice of the underground churches in captive nations. He says: “…the Seed of the woman will bruise the head of the serpent” (Genesis 3:15). We tickle the serpent on the belly making him to laugh. Today, the serpent continues to crawl through China, North Korea, Vietnam and Laos… and in the Middle East where no one church building is allowed to stand.
The plight of such captive nations must continually be addressed by Church leaders and mission directors, as well as by every thoughtful Christian”. From the time of Abel through the law, prophets, the Early Church and to the contemporary time, people have been oppressed, tortured and killed for their faith.
In the account of today, the great whore, that is, the woman arrayed in purple and scarlet with the title, Mystery, Babylon the Great, the Mother of all Harlots and Abomination of the Earth, symbolises any system that is hostile and opposed to God. Her being drunken with blood shows her pleasure in the persecution of the saints and martyrs of Jesus.
Today: DCLM Daily Manna 27 August 2019 by Pastor W. F.Kumuyi
Today, many Christians have suffered unspeakable tortures in the hands of their tormentors and persecutors under the influence of this old serpent (the devil). Believers who are in persecution free nations should see it as an assignment to constantly and passionately intercede for the sustenance of the faith of our fellow pilgrims including missionaries in those countries. We should always be ready to support mission work when the need arises.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Persecution is the true test of the Christian faith.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Psalm 39-43
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