Across the world, there are huge numbers of Christians who are suffering under persecution. In the West, it is easy to forget what our brothers and sisters in Christ are having to endure. Recently, across the Middle East with the rise of Islamic State, the horrific suffering is spreading and increasing. This shouldn’t surprise us as God’s prophetic purposes unfold – Jesus told us that we should expect to face persecution and it would increase as we move closer to the End Times. He also said:
“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you” (Matthew 5:10-11).
This is an important issue, because one day we too may also be faced with this, and as followers of Jesus we are called to stand firm in our faith and endure to the end. Our brothers and sisters around the world need our prayers and support… We believe it is important to raise awareness of what is happening to our persecuted family around the world, so that we can pray for them, pray for those persecuting them and for the rest of the church to wake up to what is beginning to sweep the globe in increasing measure.
“ …there should be no division in the body, but that its parts should have equal concern for each other. If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Corinthians 12: 25-26)
We regularly post, on our Facebook page, often scarcely reported information and news about the persecution of the Church, particularly in the Middle East, and call upon our supporters to join with us in praying for the millions who are being persecuted and killed across the region.