Are You Hidden in Christ?

“Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.” – Psalm 83:1-3

“The saints of God are called His hidden ones - Psalm 83:3. Why so? Not only because they are hid in God's decree, and hid in Christ's wounds, but oftentimes God hides them in a time of danger and calamity. He reserved to Himself seven thousand that had not bowed the knee to Baal. The prophet knew not where there was one, but God knew there were seven thousand.” – Thomas Watson, Puritan Theologian

A friend who recently returned from a mission trip has shared the story of how he and several others smuggled Bibles into China. He reports that the people in China are so hungry for the Word of God that they are willing to risk their very lives.

While persecution grows hot in China, so does their faith and the Gospel is spreading like wildfire. The enemies of the LORD cannot stamp out the Cross of Jesus Christ. They simply will not prevail because God has ordained victory for His people.

Let us praise the LORD for the faithful souls who daily sacrifice their lives for the Gospel. History (which is really His Story) tells us of Christians who were martyred for their faith and whose testimonies have been recorded for God’s glory and our encouragement.

I want to share this glorious testimony of the Christians in China who daily sacrifice their very lives and face terrible dangers and persecution for the Gospel:

“In my home city, we have a church of over 200 Christians ready to die for Jesus. Many more people are hungry to know about God also. In our church, we only had two pages of the Bible. When you become a new believer, and are ready to die for Jesus, and get baptized, then you get to look at one of page of the Bible. You do nothing else until you have that page memorized. Then, you give it back to the church and the next person starts memorizing it so the pages are always being memorized. We pray and take turns fasting, asking God to give our church one Bible.”

The Christians in China are dying for the Word of God and the freedom to Worship Him. Even though the Church in China is facing the wrath of Satan, they will prevail and have the victory because they are safely hidden in Christ... Are you? Amen.

To read more and to find out how you can be part of bringing God’s Word to the Chinese Christians, please visit the website and click on “Cal’s Comments” for the report “From Communist China, In The Belly Of The Beast; Pray For The Chinese Christians Who Need Bibles!”


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