Just as we need to pray continually for our leaders to turn to and be led by God in their actions, we also must keep in our hearts and minds Christian brothers and sisters around the world facing far greater challenges and trials than we do as Christians in America.
While this will change in time, as the world grows more evil and our religious freedoms are removed, and we will face persecution just as our brothers and sisters around the world do — we presently live in a time of freedom and no persecution to really speak of. Thus we need to take time to learn about and pray for our Christian brethren around the world truly facing persecution, hardship, threats, and various trials and tribulations.
Following is an article which just begins to touch upon the challenges of Arab Christians in Israel who face threats and persecution from followers of Islam, other Arabs in Israel who are Muslim and persecute those Arabs in Israel who not only convert to Christianity, but also support Israel and choose to join the Israeli Defense Forces in open support of Israel.
May each of us each day take time to think on our brethren around the world facing death, harm, imprisonment, loss of family, loss of job and home, loss of limb and health, persecutions of all manner for standing firm in the faith and not wavering.
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Arab Christians Face Challenges For Supporting Israel, Serving In IDF