At least 59 people have been killed and over 150 wounded in a terrorist attack in a shopping mall in the Kenyan capital Nairobi. Some of those killed were executed after failing to recite a Muslim prayer at gunpoint.
More than 60 people have been killed in a double suicide bomb attack on a church in northwest Pakistan, officials say.
Friends, I broke into tears when I read these stories and watched the news. I can’t say much…Please pray for the Church. Let it be your prayer topic every day. Pray for believers all over the world. Pray for their protection, for strength, etc.
God bless you
I feel your pain Uplifting Christ and so do all those who Love The Lord, He understands and comforts us in our Tribulation, it grieves Him to see His children hurting and being killed but takes comfort in knowing their reward will be great and we do too.
As we approach Jesus’ return this evil abomination, will be World wide but Jesus tells us not to fear, He is always with us, ( Isaiah 43:1-3 ) those who do evil may indeed kill the body but God protects our soul ( Psalm 97:9-11 ) and also uplifts Spiritually all those who Love and obey Him and He will always do so. We have been chosen by His foreknowledge of our hearts repentance even before we were conceived and we will be conformed into Jesus’ image and walk as He walked, He will do this as we put our flesh to death, choosing to walk in the Fruit of The Spirit by His empowering, .
Luke 21:16-18 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my Name’s sake.
John 15:17-19 These things I command you, that ye Love one another. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of Love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not.
As we know Uplifting Christ we must not become bitter, we continue to Love and pray for our enemies, Satan has a foothold when we hate.
Most Muslims although taught deception are like us in many ways and God Loves them as He does all His Children, it is not His will anyone perishes eternally, no He won’t force them to Love and obey Him but He can show through us that He does Love them.
We may reach only one person with the good news of Salvation in Christ Jesus but the Angels rejoice over one sinner who repents in their heart and God delights in our faithfulness to do good for Him and in His Name, meaning in the fullness of His Love.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne
It hurts to see people perish that way but God Knows Best. God is watching over us.
God bless you Anne.
It’s not God’s will they were killed Uplifting Christ, as you can see from the Scripture below, would you deliberately hurt those you Love? Why does God not stop it , He would have to stop all evil but He is patient not wanting anyone to perish, which means eternal separation from Him not physical death , Jesus warned in the end times Christians would be imprisoned and martyred but that God protects their soul and their reward will be great.
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the children of men.
1 John 5:19 We know that we are of God, and the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one.
Isaiah 61 8a “For I, the Lord, Love justice; I hate robbery and wrongdoing.
1 Corinthians 13: 6 ( Love ) Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the Truth;
Isaiah 5:20-21 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!
Satan controls this earth and he motivates his followers to do evil, not God, He is Love and can do no evil and He tells us we are not to do evil , so why would He do so? .
Lack of understanding of the terminology used in the Old Testament and relying on fleshy understanding instead of The Holy Spirit, has lead many to blame God for doing what Satan does, which is evil in all it’s facets . God grieves to see His Children hurting.
Christian Love from both of us – Anne