(Reported By Ricky Scaparo) The Word of god has warned us for thousands of years that towards the time of the end that believers in him would be singled out with persecution resulting in imprisonment, fines, and even death. In the Book of Matthew chapter, ten verse 22 the Lord tells his disciples that we would be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved. In Matthew Chapter 24 he tells us that the time would come when “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. I want to show you a few recent reports that will really magnify and bring to reality these chilling words from Christ. I won’t be reporting on the Mideast because by now everyone knows of the threats from ISIS throughout that entire region.
A few reports have surfaced recently that reveal to us that this warning is surely coming to pass in our Generation. First we go to China where Churches are being forced to hand over donations to the Communist Regime.Many of these same churches that have had their rooftop crosses forcefully removed are now being forced to display the Communist flag where the crosses once stood. Now a recent report revealed that Church members in China have been threatened with being sued and their children barred from college. According to Texas-based China Aid, parents who attend Huaqiu Church, a house church in central Guizhou province, were told if they didn’t stop bringing their children to church, they would not be allowed to attend college or a military academy.
Then recently in Russia basically put a clamp on the Gospel from being preached!“ According to reports, The new law will require any sharing of the Christian faith – even a casual conversation – to have prior authorization from the state,” “This includes something as basic as an emailed invitation for a friend to attend church. Even in a private home, worship and prayer will only be allowed if there are no unbelievers present,” the organization said. “Churches will also be held accountable for the activities of their members. As a result of this, it has forced thousands of believers to begin to unify in prayer and fasting for a breakthrough in this new law passed and has sparked concerns around the world to other believers that this will begin to spread like wildfire.
Then there was the story of the street preacher in the UK that was arrested in front of a cheering crowd for preaching the Gospel. Witnesses reported one thing he preached was ““The purpose of mankind is to worship God and enjoy Him,” “You need to obey God and obey His commands”. Seconds later, he was approached by a police officer who ordered him to leave the area. And lastly, There is the disturbing story coming out of Uganda that should wake you up to this reality and that was a report by Liberty Counsel who filed a motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit filed by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) against Pastor Scott Lively, in which SMUG seeks to silence and impose significant financial penalties against Lively for speech about homosexuality he made in Uganda.
Are you awake yet? Are you paying attention to what is going on around the world? The very predictions of the bible are coming to pass at break-neck speeds and most are not even aware of it because they have been distracted by the cunning hand of the enemy and churches that refuse to discuss it.