1. Victoria Walters
    November 4, 2016 @ 4:06 PM

    I LOVE this, Annette! Your dramatization is amazing. (I love the Carmen songs also, but I like your version even better.)

    One of the most encouraging things I get from the Scriptures concerning the age long battle of Good vs Evil that culminated in Jesus’ victory over death, hell, and the grave, is that it shows us that Satan is NOT omniscient; he does NOT know the end from the beginning like God does.

    Thus his observation of my life is based on what I show him–he has no access to seeing my heart or knowing God’s plan for me. He can shoot arrows at me from the shadows, or even (at times) attack me head on – but what he cannot do is overcome the Risen Christ who lives within me. Thus, I (we as followers of Christ) walk through Satan’s territory, boldly waving the banner of Our Lord, winning souls that he thought were his for eternity. Of course he attacks us to the best of his ability, but the absolute MOST he can ever accomplish is our physical death (when our God has allowed us to complete our task on earth.) He cannot win – as the victory already belongs to us through Jesus’ triumph once-and-for-all-time.

    I was reading this morning about the hundreds of Muslims who have come to faith in Jesus Christ as they’ve watched the slaughter of Christians in their homeland at the hand of ISIS. Of course we pray for the safety of all Christians. But the reality is: every time throughout history that Christians have faced persecution leading to death, the Church has expanded. Truly the blood of martyrs is the seed of the Church. So, our best prayer for them is (as Jesus’ prayed for Peter) that their faith will remain strong. May that same prayer be answered on our part as well.

    We (in the USA) have not yet seen true persecution. Oh we’ve suffered ridicule and get our feelings hurt when ‘the world’ doesn’t agree with us, or would ‘step on our rights.’ But there is coming a time when we will be required to stand tall for our faith and possibly die by the executioner’s sword. When that time comes, we would do well to heed the example of martyrs who have gone before us–including Our Lord–who went as sheep to the slaughter and opened not their mouths (in hateful retribution.)

    OK – I totally went down a rabbit trail here. What can I say? You inspired me! 😉

    • Annette Vincent
      November 5, 2016 @ 3:02 AM

      I thought about the stand we take for Jesus. I know we really don’t experience real suffering or persecution here in the United States, but our brothers and sisters do. Speaking out for Him is becoming unpopular here though. Today’s “Encouraging Word” that I receive spoke to this for me. Perfect timing too.

      “Obviously, I’m not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant” Galatians 1:10 (New Living Translation).

      Just thought I’d share that. I fell in your rabbit hole too. 🙂

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