If you’ve read my blog long, you know the persecution of Christians has been heavy on my heart for months. Voice of the Martyrs faithfully ministers to and supports those who are on the front line of sharing the gospel in hostile countries and their families. These Christians are sacrificing everything to make sure the lost hear the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Their heroic stories break my heart at the same time they inspire me to be more bold in sharing the gospel with the people God puts in my path. Right now, Voice of the Martyrs has an Adopt a Front-Line Worker campaign to enlist Christians who will commit to pray for a front-line workers.
WE ALL HAVE THE CAPACITY
REQUIRED TO PRAY.
Seriously, there’s no reason why every one of us can’t adopt and pray for a front-line worker. Will you? You may want to financially support them too, and that is awesome. But if all you can do is pray, that is a great and worthy commitment. They even have a downloadable pdf of Ten Ways to Pray for Your Front-Line Worker. Here’s the reality, my friend: America might present Voice of the Martyrs with their greatest source of need. What would we want Christians in other countries to do for us? These people are among the the hungry, thirsty, naked, imprisoned, and homeless Jesus longs to see us love, support, and take care of, saying, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me” (Matthew 5:40).
When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left.
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, “Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry and you gave Me food; I was thirsty and you gave Me drink; I was a stranger and you took Me in; I was naked and you clothed Me; I was sick and you visited Me; I was in prison and you came to Me.”
Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, “Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?”
And the King will answer and say to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.”
Then He will also say to those on the left hand, “Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry and you gave Me no food; I was thirsty and you gave Me no drink; I was a stranger and you did not take Me in, naked and you did not clothe Me, sick and in prison and you did not visit Me.”
Then they also will answer Him, saying, “Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?”
Then He will answer them, saying, “Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to Me.”
And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life (Matthew 25:31-46).
Oh how I long to be on His right hand!
Will you join me today in praying for the persecuted? Will you commit to pray for a front-line worker?
May the Lord bless you and keep you and make His face to shine upon you. May He give you peace and boldness to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet the needs He puts in your path. No matter what sacrifice He requires, it’s never more than He asked of His own Son for our forgiveness, salvation, and eternal life. We simply can’t out give God.