Prophecy Unfolding Before our Eyes
Looks like prophecy is unfolding right
before our eyes. This one is too good not to pass on.
Will you be faithful
to Jesus? Deb
This past Sabbath a Korean pastor from
America preached at our church. He was the speaker for the university
week of prayer last week. A small man, with broken English, but what a
powerful sermon! He told us that there are already Sunday laws in parts
of Mexico and Canada. He told us a story about a group of
Sabbath-keepers in Mexico who have had to move to a remote mountain place
because of the Sunday laws. There were about 600 of them living there
together. One day a Catholic priest with a whole lot of soldiers came
to their village and told them they were breaking the law by keeping
Sabbath. He said they were all going to be killed, but those who wanted
to change their mind could stand to one side. About 300 people
surrendered to their fears and stood aside. The other 300 were tied
together with a rope and doused with gasoline. The priest then took a
flaming torch and gave them one more chance to give in. But the group
started singing "All to Jesus I surrender" and stood firm.
The priest was furious, and threw the flaming torch at them. A huge
fireball went up, but not one person was consumed! The priest and all
the soldiers turned and fled (maybe they saw the angels!) The other 300
who had not stood firm came and knelt in front of their friends and
apologised to them for their weakness.
This story really shook me up. I wondered which group I would have been
in. I know that in my own strength I would never be able to stand, but
Jesus can take away my fear and help me to be strong even in the face of
death. I pray that He will give each one of us the strength we need to
stand for Him when the time comes. May we learn to be faithful and
obedient in the small things so that one day when the big tests come we will
be able to put our trust in Jesus. Time is short - but let us not be
fearful. Jesus says, "And when these things begin to come to pass,
then look up, and lift up your heads, for your redemption draweth
nigh." (Luke 21:28).
You are all in my prayers.