Satan and his demonic hordes will not prevail in persecuting the church because Jesus Christ is its Head and He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords
Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (2006) has estimated that there are about 171,000 people who die each year because they know Christ as Savior and Lord. One of the purposes of Heartfelt Ministries is to make known to believers in Christ across the world
what is happening with the Persecuted Church. We do not want to reinvent the wheel.
This is why we rely heavily on Voice of Martyrs, China Aid and other sources for information about who, what, why and where the persecution is happening.
This blog is read by a number of Christian people who are living in countries considered to be hostile toward evangelicals. Believers in Christ who live in these countries have told me that they do not feel so alone when they read about others around the world who are being persecuted.
If you have depression, bipolar and/or other disorders of the mind and mood you know how much it hurts. You know the agony that stalks you every minute. If you have lost a loved one, you know the grief that surges over your soul and mind. Now imagine that you are a Christian in another country, on medications and when you are put in prison and you can't have them. Imagine being in a dark, poorly ventilated prison where the sewage is everywhere.
Imagine you have seen your beloved family member killed before your eyes.
Imagine that your teenage daughter or son were beheaded because they have trusted Christ to save them.
So again I ask you to pray for your brothers and sisters who are being persecuted. You may want go to www.persecution.com and see how you can send encouraging cards to some of these people.
China Aid will enlighten you as to the terrible suffering that is in China. Please go to http://www.chinaaid.org/
Let the love of the brethren contine.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.
Rev. Steve Bloem
Director of Heartfelt Ministries
Palm Beach Gardens FL