Friday, July 17, 2009

Mature Christian Reflections on MARTYRDOM

By Pamela Schuffert presenting investigative journalism from a Biblical perspective-

Christians have faced martyrdom for their faith throughout the world for 2,000 years now. In this present age, there have been more Christians martyred for their faith in the previous 20th century than in all other centuries combined! This is due to the Illuminati and COMMUNISM rising first in RUSSIA, and then throughout the world. This Illuminati venture is the beginning of end- time Bible prophecy of a massive Christian-hating world government of REVELATION 13.

COMMUNISM has martyred tens of MILLIONS of Christians for their faith worldwide! Throughout Russia and the former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, Viet Nam (Kampuchea) and Cuba, and beyond, Christians have been arrested tortured and imprisoned and martyred for their faith.
But other false religions have done their share of killing Christians worldwide. Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and other cults have all contributed to Christian martyrdom worldwide.

And this Illuminati agenda of a world government (NWO) and persecution/martyrdom of ALL Christians is destined to come quickly to NORTH AMERICA.


Few preachers talk about this from their pulpits in America today. 501-c-3 tax exempt status prevents many from talking about this. Other unworthy motives also restrain pastors from telling the TRUTH about America and where we are going to be taken by the NWO agenda..

Pastors are failing God's people in North America every single day when they fail to prepare and forewarn them of the trials and suffering for Christ Jesus to come to our continent.

Therefore, it is up to YOU, and therefore NOT your pastor, to prepare your life and heart for the coming persecution and martyrdom we all face, me included.

GO to Bible verses regarding MARTYRDOM and persecution. It is easy to GOOGLE up BIBLE VERSES MARTYRDOM or to use your Concordance.

Think about your human body. It is programmed to pass away some day by Divine decree. Each cell is programmed to live or reproduce a certain number of times. Prayer, fasting and healthy living (spiritually as well) and healthy lifestyles can cause YOUR body to live better and longer.

But someday, your body will die. How much better for your body to die for ETERNAL GAIN and eternal LIFE, having been FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH for Jesus Christ and serving HIM, than to die of lingering old age, AIDS, cancer. And of course, God is with His people throughout such circumstances when they face all of the previously mentioned. The point is, death will come in SOME form to us ALL someday.

UNLESS OF COURSE, Jesus Christ comes FIRST and the DEAD in Christ are raised and we who are alive are caught up to be with HIM!

1 Thessalonians 4:13 "But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, and remain until the coming of the Lord, shall not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words."

Jesus Christ said to NOT fear those who can destroy the BODY and do no more. Jesus Christ said to "FEAR NONE OF THOSE THINGS which you face", to those facing martyrdom and death for Him in REVELATION.
God has made provision for those of HIS who die for thousands of years now. Jesus promised to BE WITH US when it comes.Therefore, we are not to fear death nor how it comes.
Rather Jesus said,

Matthew 10:28-And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Revelation 2:10-Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Jesus Christ in fact calls His disciples to prepare for suffering and death for Him:

Matthew 16:24-25-Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.

All of this is simply a part of BASIC DISCIPLESHIP! We are called to BE HIS DISCIPLES.


Revelation 2:10 "Be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life."

We are called to ENDURE TO THE END!

Matthew 10:21-22-Jesus said, "Now brother will deliver up brother to death, and a father his child; and children will rise up against parents and cause them to be put to death. And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved"

An eternal reward awaits YOU! Beyond this world of suffering and pain and hardship and mortal bodies, THERE IS GLORY! A resurrection body awaits YOU! An eternal kingdom that shall never pass away awaits YOU!

And most important of ALL, Jesus Christ and the FATHER IN HEAVN await YOU and your homecoming! This world is NOT our home!

Hebrews 11:13 -These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

Hebrews 11:16-But now they desire a better country, that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.

I have said throughout my reporting now for 13 years repeatedly, the Holy Spirit bearing witness throughout this nation for many decades now, that persecution and suffering and martyrdom is coming to the Church throughout North America. It fulfills Bible prophecy for these end times perfectly. Jesus Christ prophesied that these persecution would come to His people in MATTHEW 24 BEFORE HIS RETURN, and throughout REVELATION.

Many tell me that they will be RAPTURED before they can suffer for Jesus Christ in this continent. Yet this is unScriptural. Christians are suffering WORLDWIDE as you read this, dying for their faith in these end times before His return, up to 150,000 or more annually!

Such suffering Christians throughout the world would laugh at Christian naivete and terrible presumption of the Christians in North America who believe this heretical version of THE RAPTURE as it is taught in many America Churches today. We are no better than other suffering Christians worldwide.

Therefore, it is WISE to PREPARE for all things we may face in this nation, including SUFFERING and MARTYRDOM. The Bible says that the wise foresee things to come and PREPARE. But the FOOLISH fail to foresee, prepare and are punished for it.

And because we know NOT the day nor the hour that Jesus Christ is returning, WE NEED TO PREPARE FOR ALL THINGS!

Proverbs 27:12-A sensible man watches for problems ahead and prepares to meet them. The simpleton never looks, and suffers the consequences.

Proverbs 22:3-A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

However, do NOT live in morbid fear and dread of these things coming! This is unScriptual and unproductive.Live your daily life by faith and hope and love and the WORD OF GOD! Prepare practically and spiritually. Live in confidence of God through Jesus Christ, walk in faith and love, in prayer and praise, and you will never walk in fear!

2 Timothy 1:7 -"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

-Pamela Schuffert

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