Galatians 1:23-24 “But they had heard only, That he which persecuted us in times past now preacheth the faith which once he destroyed.  And they glorified God in me.”

It is easy to despair when we hear stories of persecution.  Whether in our land or on some foreign field, institutionalized intolerance seems insurmountable.  In the face of such situations, we feel powerless.  In many cases, we are.  Fortunately God is not, and our powerlessness should drive us to Him in prayer.

One of the most notable persecutors of the church in the First Century was Saul.  Yet, through the Lord’s power the strictest persecutor became the strongest preacher to God’s glory.  The one who once destroyed the faith became dedicated to the faith.  The one who persecuted others for their faith eventually was persecuted by others for that same faith.

God can turn around any situation, and whether it is persecution at home or abroad, He is the one to whom we should turn.  PLEASE PRAY FOR GOD TO MIRACULOUSLY ELIMINATE SITUATIONS OF CHRISTIAN PERSECUTION IN OUR WORLD AND IN OUR LAND.  The things in times past will not necessarily dictate the future when God is involved.

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