Monday small thought: The Witness of the Church to the waywardness of our world, part 3

I know I usually have a Sunday small thought but that didn’t happen yesterday!

If you have been defeated by the enemy simply because you have tried to be and do what a follower of Jesus should, then wait, it isn’t over, it is only 3.5 days. Wait and see what happens next! God is coming!

“But after the three and a half days the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and terror struck those who saw them. 12 Then they heard a loud voice from heaven saying to them, “Come up here.” And they went up to heaven in a cloud, while their enemies looked on. 13 At that very hour there was a severe earthquake and a tenth of the city collapsed. Seven thousand people were killed in the earthquake, and the survivors were terrified and gave glory to the God of heaven. 14 The second woe has passed; the third woe is coming soon.” (Revelation 11 v 11-14)

So how will the world be converted?

Will it because the Church prophetically calls it into repentance, v3 (through sackcloth)? NO.

Will it because the Church will operate signs and wonders, v6? NO.

It will be through the martyrdom/the true witnessing of the Church as it lays its life down for the world. Now who is that a mirror of?!

You may feel walked over, slandered, unfriended and of course much more in terms of persecution but take heart, God is using your experience to bring your world to Him!

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