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Remember our Persecuted Brethren Month!

In direct contradiction to the White House proclamation on sexual perversion celebration month, we here at DefCon declare that this is Remember our Persecuted Brethren Month! We know that persecution is coming from those who are opposed to the Lord Jesus Christ. We should not think it is strange as Peter told the believers of Asia Minor in 1 Peter 4:12, 13, “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.”

We must remember our brethren that the Lord will give them courage to face their persecutors and be faithful even to death if that is the will of the Lord Jesus Christ.

WARNING! — The following video from Voice of the Martyrs contains some graphic images! — WARNING!

About Mark Escalera

Name: Mark Escalera - (formerly The Jungle Missionary) Blog: DefendingContending.Com Ministry: I am a sinner saved by grace, and learning every day how much more I need the Lord directing my life. In a graceless world, my desire is to show to others the grace that has been extended to me. Have been married for almost 24 years and we have been blessed with five children with the oldest three serving in the US Air Force. My passion is seeking to minister the precious life-giving Word of God to those dead in trespasses and sins! Humbled that He would choose me as one of His children! Preferred translation: English Standard Version (ESV) Currently studying: Exodus; Daniel Currently reading: Works of Octavius Winslow

7 comments on “Remember our Persecuted Brethren Month!

  1. Reality of the Christian life, we will be persecuted.
    Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you Mathew 5:10-12. Father I pray You will strengthen and bless these precious children who belong to You. I also pray Father when my turn comes, I will gladly suffer for You, knowing that eternity with You is waiting for us. Amen

  2. The sad truth is that most Christians in the US 1) don’t know of the suffering of our brothers and sisters outside of the US and, 2) don’t believe that they themselves are headed towards suffering.

    The situation in the US for true Christians is deteriorating rapidly; it is very possible that we ourselves could see this type of suffering right here in our own nation.

    I wonder how many are willing to suffer if necessary?

  3. The first – and perhaps best – test for comfort driven American Christians would be to see how much giving to kingdom work would be reduced if the tax deduction were eliminated.

  4. I often wonder that myself, Manfred! Sad that many only give to the Lord if they can then claim it back from Uncle Sam.

  5. We do need to remember our brothers and sisters in Christ.

    And since we are using the month of June to remember, we can also give, donate our finances.

    We have so much, yet give so little.

    I will be giving.

    I ask you to join me.

    God bless.

  6. Okie said The sad truth is that most Christians in the US 1) don’t know of the suffering of our brothers and sisters outside of the US and, 2) don’t believe that they themselves are headed towards suffering.

    That’s because we’re too busy sipping our Starbucks, reading Joel Osteen, seeking our “purpose,” and trying to learn how to be a “life champion.”

  7. When I hear about gem stones/gold dust being ‘manifested’ or living under an ‘open heaven’ so that we can receive trinkets, I often think of these persecuted christians.
    I wonder how they would feel knowing that the church in the West is running after these false signs and wonders.
    When you compare their testiomony with those of the Word of Faith movement, it really does sound like a completely different faith.

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