WHEN PERSECUTION COMES… KEEP CALM, RISE UP and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!

Keep calm and rise upThe theme that God is speaking to me about (through personal revelation, conference speakers and random things I’m reading or listening to at this appointed time) is:

John 15:20-16:4 (partial below)
15:20 Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed my teaching, they will obey yours also. 21 They will treat you this way because of my name, for they do not know the One who sent me…. 

16:1 “All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. 2 They will put you out of the synagogue; in fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God. 3 They will do such things because they have not known the Father or me. 4 I have told you this, so that when the time comes you will remember that I warned you.

All of the war in our world is a HOLY war… it is evil against God and God’s people… the entire attempt is to discredit and destroy the Church. The church in America has been spared from severe persecution compared to almost all other countries in the world. But in 2013 persecution will increase for the church in America and the rubber will hit the road… testing our endurance. How will we respond? Persecution will come through terroristic activity but also through others who are family, friends, church leaders and fellow believers. A deception will come that will bring betrayal, division and a sifting in the Body of Christ.

BUT REJOICE! WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR if we have the Lord! Even death cannot have us! We must prepare our hearts to stay focused on CHRIST, not take things personally, but recognize the greater attempts of the enemy to destroy the Christian Church. STAND STRONG, STAY PRAYED UP, STAY IN THE SECRET PLACE so you don’t become cynical, offended and derailed. It’s time for the church to RISE UP! If we can send out a cry for a football team, then we should even more so send out the cry to the Church… RISE UP!!!! Don’t retreat when times get tough… RISE UP! Like Paul Keith David said this weekend at the MorningStar New Year’s Eve Conference: We must live FROM A POSITION OF VICTORY at all times, no matter what the circumstances around you!

WHEN PERSECUTION COMES…

KEEP CALM, RISE UP…

and TAKE OVER THE GAME!!!!!

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About Mary L'Esperance Held
http://www.maryloveslife.org http://www.thehubatlanta.org http://www.atlantaoutreach.org

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