So it has been about 2 weeks since I finished the Ezekiel Option and my heart is still stirring.
After reading this book I found myself thinking more and more of believers around the world who are being persecuted and oppressed. In October of 2007 I had the privilege to go to Kenya and Tanzania with my Church on a Medical Missions trip. It was an awesome experience that helped this American see a glimpse of how big this world is and how many believers are serving our Lord Jesus in some very challenging situations.
As I imagine you have read or herd, Kenya recently has experienced a chaotic violence where innocent people are being killed, harmed and ran out of their homes as an angry response to a complicated and questionable Presidential Vote. No doubt this just one area of the globe where we see violence, chaos and injustices.
I love Mathew 24 as it is Christ teaching us about how to recognize the "end times" and preparing us for what to expect.
Signs of Christ's Return
6"You will be hearing of (H)wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
8"(K)But all these things are merely the beginning of birth pangs.
10"At that time many will (N)fall away and will betray one another and hate one another.
11"Many (O)false prophets will arise and will mislead many.
12"Because lawlessness is increased, most people's love will grow cold.
13"(P)But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
God is definitely moving in my heart to remember believers around the world in prayer. It is clear we are not to live in fear for these things must take place. My heart leads me to pray for believers around the world that they will be strong in their faith and in their witness to the world.