Posts Tagged: Persecution

A Jeremiah Nation

I submit to you that America is a Jeremiah nation in a Jeremiah moment.  This was made clear to me as I came across an article by Michael Snyder on his End of the American Dream blog: http://endoftheamericandream.com/archives/something-big-is-coming-pastor-dana-coverstone-just-had-another-prophetic-dream-about-the-month-of-september Snyder notes two items of importance. Another prophetic dream by Pastor Dana Coverstone that he recounts as…

Prophetic Dreams? How Can This Be?

As many people know by now, Pastor Dana Coverstone’s series of prophetic dreams have caused quite a stir.  As I write this, the two videos on the dreams that he posted are starting to close in on two million views.  In addition, others have made videos discussing the dreams, and there are several hundred thousand…

Spiritual Authority & Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Ever since reading about Dietrich Bonhoeffer, there’s been one aspect of his life and service to the Lord that’s bothered me.  We know Bonhoeffer best through his book The Cost of Discipleship.  It’s here where Bonhoeffer discusses the price that must be paid to serve God in challenging and difficult times.  And how hard that…

The $100 Challenge

Have you taken the $100 challenge with your faith?  Some ambitious secular people do it when they determine they will pursue success at all costs.  Maybe it’s something we should consider doing to pursue a life in Christ. Some years ago a fledgling,and highly ambitious, stock market trader by the name of Minervini challenged a…

NAR’s Last Days Revival

Our church has a seniors’ ministry which I’ve studiously avoided.  I certainly qualify in the appropriate age range, but I engage in a bit of denial.  When I meet people and they ask me what I do or if I’m retired, I tell them I don’t use the “R” word; I’m too busy.  That being…

Martyrdom & NAR

Because of the ten years I’ve been associated as a volunteer with Voice of the Martyrs (VOM), I’ve gotten a perspective of the church and of Jesus Christ that, frankly, few Christians are privileged to witness.  In this time, I’ve read the classic book by Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured For Christ, a couple of times and…

Whom Will God Rapture? – Guest Blogger

[Gary’s Note – 1: The initial post of this blog, that also appeared on Rapture Ready, generated quite a bit of controversy.  The follow-up entry that I wrote was rejected by Rapture Ready—the reason being that they prefer not to contend in this area.  In our respectful interchange, they informed me that my article goes…

Whom Will God Rapture? – Another Look

My previous article with a similar title elicited quite a bit of response and pushback.  In that piece I suggested that God would Rapture His true church, thus potentially leaving behind some number of Christians who didn’t fit that definition.  To be clear in what I previously said, I wasn’t redefining salvation and equating it…

Called To Suffer

Why is it many people don’t understand that being called to become a disciple of Jesus Christ involves suffering, that rather, they believe it is supposed to be a comfortable life filled with material blessings? The Lord was quite clear to Saul when He called him on the road to Damascus where he became the…

Persecution in America

Persecution in America is nothing like in other parts of the world.  If you are at all aware, you know that in the Middle East, i.e. Islamic nations; in China, a Communist/atheist nation; in Hindu; Buddhist; and pagan nations, persecution is so much worse than anything we know.  In these places, Christian believers are beaten,…