Persecution: Flogging, Rejoicing, Baptism

Written by Timothy

In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life
in Christ Jesus will be persecuted,
(2 Timothy 3:12)


The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. (Acts 16:22)

Let us pray.

Oh Lord call forth your few true workers that are prepared with the full message of the gospel.

The worldly and false Christian officials of the land, the ungodly and the godless are both rising up to silence, persecute and prosecute the full message of your New Life Lord. Prepare and bring forth those willing to loose their lives for your Truth oh, Lord.

We beseech thee O, Lord! We beseech Thee!

Bring forth workers that will support those who go outside the camp to confront the world and the worldly. And so Jesus also suffered outside the city gate to make the people holy through his own blood. (Hebrews 13:12)

Too long have our priests sought approval and understanding from the world and the worldly. And now the world and worldly in the church are turning upon a compromising church to silence the full message.  Prepare and send out those who will stand in the public courts and declare boldly the full message Oh, Lord! “Go, stand in the temple courts,” he said, “and tell the people the full message of this new life.” (Acts 5:20)

Many Lord will be driven to betray and hate your Truth. Prepare those few saints who will selflessly love You more than their dogmas, doctrines and the approval of their fellow Christians.

Lord, your people are so unprepared having been deceived by ivory tower authors and speakers who promote their denominational dogmas instead of the compete message of the new life. Teachers who know nothing of ground level rejoicing mixed with the sufferings of Christ. Deliver us Oh, Lord from arm-chair Christianity.

Your people, your few have been weakened by those who claim your Name Lord and are just sitting in church waiting for the world to come for them instead of going outside the camp with the full message to be with Jesus.

Woe to them Oh Lord for they have not obeyed Your voice so as to repent by exposing those who falsely claim your Name. Neither have they repented of tolerating teachers who have watered down the gospel of Jesus.

Oh God, see my tears, so little firmness of heart is present Lord to stand against the tide of the great falling away from the faith and the betrayal that will come as your Son promised. Refine and purify your church from those who have merely adopted the conservative standards of this world. Prepare a people who will stand firm to the end only by your powerful grace.

Lord, draw the faithful to You who are willing to hate their own lives and obey all of your Truth. Please find and seek out those who will surrender to Your power and discover that which is worth suffering for!

Lord, awaken the need for all to prepare themselves for the events that are coming.  That the faithful few will prepare themselves to obey You. Who will go out as your Spirit leds and resist evil men in the church and the world by rejoicing always with the full message of the New Life.

Lord expose the false Christians, mature the weak believers and bless the faithful ones that love the Truth, Your Truth.


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