As we see images and videos of Christians being beheaded and killed by the ISIS in Iraq and hear of increasing instances of persecution against Christians in other places, it becomes necessary for every believer to sit and think about what he or she would do if faced with a similar situation. Would you still stand for Christ or would you betray what you believed in and agree to what your persecutors say?
I believe it is a privilege to die for Christ! We know where we will go when we die, when we die in the Lord... so it should be with peace that we accept the verdict of death because when we sleep the sleep of death in this world we wake up in heaven with the Lord in the next!
I believe it is important that we believers affirm our faith in God and our willingness to suffer for Him so that He is glorified on earth as in heaven! Let's not give the perpetrators of crimes against Christians any credit or glory... Glory belongs to our Lord Jesus alone!!!
Here is a song I wrote and composed that affirms our stand to live for Jesus and die for Him too!
SONG: To Live and Die for Him!
I am blessed to know the Lord!
To know the wonders of His love
To see the love He pours on me
Amazing grace that set me free!
I believe! Yes I believe!
That He is God of all that is!
His power runs the universe
He is the One and Only God!
He who came to save the world
Died on the cross to set me free
He is worthy of my love
My everything! Chorus
The time has come to take a stand
To live for Him and die for Him
Why should I hold back when
He even gave His life for me! Chorus
When that day comes into my life
May I be strong in faith and will
To boldly stand and take it all
In Jesus Name! Chorus
When I’ve breathed the very last
I know I’ll see my blessed LORD!
I’ll cross this shore and go to Him
Who is the anchor of my soul! Chorus
~ Henrietta Decruz
(Pictures - courtesy various sources from the Internet)