Monday, March 28, 2011

Serious Reflections: The JOYS OF MARTYRDOM for Jesus Christ Our Savior

Many Christians greatly fear the things that I and others have written about to come to our nation, and worldwide. They know Christians are targeted for persecution and death in the things to come. Even I have had to admit to fear at times, and pondering on HOW I WILL COPE WITH COMING PERSECUTION AND MARTYRDOM, death for my testimony and my work. I admit this! And OUT of such ponderings and fears have come my Scriptural conclusions from the DIVINE HOLY SPIRIT'S inspirations. I share them now with you.

Our bodies were made to be TEMPORAL. EVERY ONE of your cells is destined and doomed to die someday. Your entire body is doomed to die by Divine Providence. Why then should we as Christians seek to preserve and keep what we cannot? Even Jesus Christ our Savior in His temporal body of sacred and Divine flesh, could not keep His fleshly body alive: it too was doomed to die, so that something much BETTER could come forth!

Praise God! For in it's place came forth a Divine RESURRECTION BODY, following the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, not of mere HUMAN FLESH but of the POWER OF GOD, the LIVING GOD OF THE RESURRECTION!

Praise GOD for our temporal bodies! Praise GOD for our  Resurrection bodies to COME! Praise God for our Divinely redeemed eternal spirits, waiting for the death of our bodies so they can ascend into LIFE IN THE HEAVENS WITH THE LIVING GOD AND JESUS CHRIST FOREVERMORE!

THINK of your human body as a PLACENTA housing your precious new life, YOUR ETERNAL SPIRIT! It is not you FLESH that ascends into HEAVEN, but you eternal SPIRIT born again through faith in Jesus Christ! The flesh must DIE: this must be an accepted fact.

A placenta houses the precious new life of the unborn until it is time to be released INTO THE WORLD TO COME for that child..and OUT of the dark world of the placenta ad the womb.But in 9 months, IT IS TIME for the PLACENTA TO DIE so that the NEW LIFE may enter into the world to come for that child! What if the placenta were to argue ad say, "BUT I DON'T WANT TO DIE! I want to LIVE!" That new life might never safely enter the world to come for it, if the placenta had it's own way. But in fact, God ordained that the placenta yield that life in approximately 9 months, so that the precious new life might LIVE!

And so it is with our bodies and our eternal redeemed spirits. the body MUST die eventually so that the precious NEW LIFE born of the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD might enter into the WORLD TO COME! This is all a part of God's plan completely. The DEATH of your temporal body is the literal LIFE ETERNAL IN THE GLORIOUS KINGDOM OF GOD for your eternal SPIRIT redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and born of the Holy Spirit through faith in Jesus Christ.

Therefore FORGIVE your future persecutors and executioners in the times of persecution. Therefore REJOICE in your persecutions and martyrdom for Him.Jesus Christ did. He told His disciples to REJOICE that he was GOING TO THE FATHER. We too should rejoice in our future persecutions, sufferings and martyrdom for His Name's sake.This is HOW we overcome and go to the Father as HE did.

The Bible declares that we MUST overcome by the BLOOD OF THE LAMB, the WORD OF OUR TESTIMONIES, and because we loved NOT our earthly lives unto the death! FAITHFULNESS UNTO DEATH is required to enter into the glorious kingdom of the LIVING GOD. We were redeemed by His precious blood for this very purpose. NOT to save out fleshly lives forevermore, but our eternal spirits redeemed by HIS blood and born of HIS Holy Spirit.

This is WHY Jesus said do NOT fear those who can only destroy the body, but fear only HIM Who can destroy body and soul in hell.

We are not to fear death, but to trust in God and rejoice, for someday death must come to all flesh...only to give birth to greater and more eternal things! Jesus Christ did not fear death, nor can we if we are to be His disciples.

So be prepared in the future times of persecution to CONFESS JESUS CHRIST BEFORE MEN, and to both suffer and to die the death worthy of HIS NAME and the name of  being HIS DISCIPLE. Amen.

"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." REVELATION 2:10

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death." Revelation 12:11

I am personally looking forward to my glorious death for Him someday, because my treasures are stored up in heaven, I have nothing left in this world, nor have I stored up treasures in this world. Read my previous post about my destitute state for the sake of this work for God and my readers, and you will understand. I fear none of those things I must face, by His grace alone. And neither should you. We are called as Christians to DENY OURSELVES, take UP our cross, and follow Jesus Christ to the end! We are called to lose our lives in this world for His sake. We must be faithful unto death to inherit eternal life!

Therefore, come, guillotines, come camps, come boxcars with shackles and more, if you MUST...and  dispatch me into my glorious eternity with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

-Pamela Schuffert

1 comment:

  1. [This was just viewed on the web. Joy]

    Franklin Graham's Warning !

    Franklin Graham's warning of coming persecution of Christians echoes what his mother Ruth and father Billy have clearly stated. Re Ruth, see search engines including Google for "Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham." To see Billy's words about the worldwide increase in house churches, Google "Famous Rapture Watchers - Addendum."
    Since Franklin blamed the Obama administration for his own National Day of Prayer snub and persecution, and since he accused "Christian" Barack Hussein Obama of "giving Islam a pass," readers can get some rare insights into Obama and his fellow travelers by Googling and Yahooing "Obama Fulfilling the Bible," "Michelle Obama's Allah-day," "Obama Supports Public Depravity," "Prof. F. N. Lee's ISLAM IN THE BIBLE (PDF)," "Mikey Weinstein, Jesus-Basher," and "Sandra Bernhard, Larry David, Kathy Griffin, Bill Maher, Joan Rivers, Sarah Silverman."
    For a rare look at the 181-year-old endtime belief which has long neutralized millions of American patriots by promising them an “imminent rapture” off earth – which has diverted them away from being prepared to stand against all enemies, domestic as well as foreign – Google “Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty,” "Famous Rapture Watchers," “Pretrib Rapture Diehards,” “Edward Irving is Unnerving,” “Pretrib Rapture Secrecy,” and “Pretrib Rapture – Hidden Facts” – all by the author of the bestselling nonfiction book “The Rapture Plot” (the most accurate documentation on the pretrib rapture’s long hidden but recently uncovered birth in Britain in 1830 – see Armageddon Books). Also Google “Stamping Out Harold Camping.”