A Measure of Greater Faith…
I believe the time is nearing when all Christians, including those living right here in America, will be challenged worldwide to grow, to develop, and to demonstrate a Greater Faith in Christ Jesus. Are we prepared? From its humble beginnings in a manger in Bethlehem Christianity has been tested and tried down throughout the centuries. Christianity itself was born of martyrdom and many a souls have given their lives for the furtherance of the Gospel; the Good News of Jesus Christ (God Saves).
For the past two hundred plus years, Christians born and living in America have experienced a sanctuary of peace and safety to openly practice our religious beliefs. But, if things continue to progress along the same lines that we are currently watching unfold our peace and safety may soon be in jeopardy. Are we prepared? What will it take for our voices to continue being heard within our own nation’s boundaries proclaiming Jesus Christ as the Messiah; God incarnated in the flesh (John 1:14), Savior of the world? What will it take to proclaim Jesus, God’s only begotten Son, as being greater than any prophet? (John 3:16-17). Are we prepared?
So far in America, our faith in Jesus Christ has not been challenged, tested, and threatened with imprisonment, open persecution, or possible death. Yes, as individuals we may have suffered loss of friendships, relationships, jobs, or other opportunities because of our personal Faith and stand on Christian principles, but as a nation we have been blessed to openly declare our religious beliefs without fear. But, that may not always be the case. Are we prepared?
I believe now is the time to start praying asking God to grant us, as a once thriving Protestant nation, a “measure of Greater Faith” that we may be able to withstand and resist the persecutions that may very well be heading our way in the very near future. I believe now is the time to openly discuss these future possibilities with our children and grandchildren. I believe we can no longer keep our heads buried in the sand as the winds of political opposition howl around us. It is time for a Greater Faith to emerge within our hearts and lives; a time to grow, to develop, and to demonstrate a “Greater Faith” in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Let us not forget the faithful words of the Great Apostle Paul:
“According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:20-21 KJV)
May we, too, rise to the “Measure of Greater Faith.”
Remember, God Loves You!
Lin T Rollins, Author