“…and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life”
If others in past centuries—and some even today—have reddened the mouths of lions, faced firing squads, languished in prisons, and been scorched in the flames, can’t we go out today, back to school, back to the office, and live for Jesus Christ? God help us if we don’t. God empower us to do it!
In this evil hour, sin-bound, self-bound, hell-bound men and women need a Savior. And we need revival. We’ll have it when there are Christians with burning hearts, brimming eyes, and bursting lips, who fear nothing but sin and who love nothing but Jesus Christ.
Who among us will be faithful unto death? We’re not to be fearful; we’re to be faithful. God help us that we shall.
Pray with me: We realize, Lord, that most of our lives we’ve had it relatively easy. Help us not to be ashamed of Jesus. Help us not to deny Him. Help us to fear none of the things that shall happen, but to be faithful to death. Lord, we are so grateful for the good times we have and for the joy we have. We don’t want to be morose about whatever is to come, but help us that we might see things clearly and understand Your Word. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.