‘to live is Christ, to die is gain’

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To live is Christ, to die is gain (compilation) by Compilations

For some years now the Spirit of God has wrought through the study of His word a strong conviction that the church in America is one day going to find itself immersed in the same type of persecution that is going on in all of Asia, Africa, India, South America and Europe, and as a preacher of the gospel that unabashedly stands upon the unadulterated word of God, I will be a prime target.

I find the more that I listen to what we are seeing immerge under the guise of Christianity in the church in America, that religion is going to play a part in that source of persecution, as it was in the day of our Lord. 

I am not the only one that has this same spirit of conviction, and don’t get me wrong, I feel we are in the minority, but there are others that feel this attack against the church is most certain.

These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. John 16:1-2

I subscribe to a newsletter put out by, Greg Gordon and SermonIndex and this weeks message includes a compilation of speakers that speak to this same conviction. Please click on the link below and prayerfully listen to the men of God that bare this same spirit, then pray for our brothers and sisters that are living in the midst of this refining fire.

To live is Christ, to die is gain (compilation)– MP3 Download

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malachi

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4 Comments

  1. From Billy
    Shield of Faith

    “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench
    all the fiery darts of the wicked”. {Ephesians 6 v16}.

    Do you feel that you are under attack from many directions; you know health, finances, and family problems? Well, do not think that it is strange when you seem to be facing so many troubles, for many Christians who have lived this life before you have faced the same trials and tribulations. Yet they were always able to quench every fiery dart which came their way, by putting their faith in the name of Jesus and His redeeming blood.

    Billy
    cornishevangelist.wordpress.com
    EVANGELIST BILLY BOLITHO
    http://www.evangelistbillybolitho.blogspot.com

    Yes Billy… “Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench
    all the fiery darts of the wicked”. Ephesians 6 v16, thanks for the scriptural reference. It is a testimony to the church that the enemies of the cross may present themselves in body, they have hands and feet and mouth that speaks swelling words, but their spirit is fueled by none other than the ‘god of this world’.

    I would to God that we would understand not only that we are in a spiritual battle, but the modus operandi in which the enemy works, and that the only means of thwarting such a spiritual attack is grounded in the word of God.

    Do you feel that you are under attack from many directions; you know health, finances, and family problems?

    Billy, we in America can not begin to comprehend what the church in China, North Korea, Inida, Africa, etc… is suffering. We in America think that if the air conditioner goes out at the church and we indure the morning service, that we have ‘taken up our cross for the day’. America is so spoiled by their prosperity and that prosperity has become so prevelant in the church, that we do not comprehend what it means to suffer for the cause of Christ. We can get no deeper than the flesh. Sad but true.

    Personnaly I do not believe it will always be this way. That was the whole reason for the post; to give the church in America what it means to ‘live is Christ, to die is gain’. People are doing it all over the world and that for the glory of Christ.

    Yet they were always able to quench every fiery dart which came their way, by putting their faith in the name of Jesus and His redeeming blood.

    Yes my friend, I shall hang my hat on this biblical truth and trust it not only in this life, but the one to come.

    Billy thanks for stopping by andexhorting with words of encouragement.

    Peace malachi

  2. Hi Malachi,

    Thanks for the link to sermonindex.net. It is also a fav. place I go to for sermons from time to time. A few days ago I was really moved by listening to Jackie Pullinger’s lessons in life. As a very young girl she went into the walled city of China and worked among drug addicts, prostitutes and I am sure you must have read her book, “CHASING THE DRAGON”. She really has many wonderful insights and I am sure you will enjoy listening, now YOU WILL BE MOVED TO TEARS.

    Love that lasts in Jesus alone.

    Evangelist Eric Sawyer
    http://www.myspace.com/ericsawyer4jesus

  3. …oh yeah, there are links to Jackie Pulllinger’s ‘sermons?’ on http://katoikei.blogspot.com and they are also on a sermonindex.net (links all there)

    Baruch HaShem Adonai, Shalom Shabbat Y’shua HaMassiach.

    REPLY malachi

    Greetings my brother in the lovely name of Yesha ha Massiach. How precious was the testimony of Jackie Pullinger. I have a new found vision for Malachi 3:10. Ms. Pullinger realization that she could not fully serve her Saviour until He wrought through her His love for the sinner is powerful and we should find is true in our own service.

    Thanks Eric for sharing the audio.

    Peace malachi

  4. All glory to JESUS! Sometimes we do not know who to thank or what to say when we are so indescribably moved from one way of thinking to another, and know that it could have only been God. What COLOSSAL changes the Lord Jesus Christ makes in a heart that belongs to Him. Words escape me….. “Praise the LORD”


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