Monday, February 22, 2010

Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

I just watched this video from Francis Chan a few minutes ago and am still shaken. It has pierced me to think of how shallow my faith is. Jesus said in Matthew 10:21-22, "Brother will deliver brother over to death, and the father his child, and children will rise against parents and have them put to death, and you will be hated by all for my name's sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved."

Who hates me? I watched this video and saw godly men who love Jesus. They are hated for it. They are beaten for it. I watched from my comfortable chair in my furnished office at my un-persecuted church.

Pray with me for the church in Orissa. Watch and beg God to strengthen them. And let us beg Him for faith like theirs. For they will indeed be saved. Theirs, Jesus says, is the Kingdom of Heaven (Matthew 5:10).

Persecution in India: Francis' Response from Cornerstone Church on Vimeo.

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