“But you, O Daniel, shut up the words and seal the Book until the time of the end. [Then] many shall run to and fro and search anxiously [through the Book], and knowledge [of God’s purposes as revealed by His prophets] shall be increased and become great.” (Daniel 12:4, AMP)
For Christians in many parts of the world, daily life-and-death battles dwarf problems common to most believers. Their struggle is to survive daily threats and brutal oppression—more brutal than we can imagine.
We care deeply for fellow believers where religious liberty is threatened, where despite increasing persecution and murder of Christians, international protest is scarcely voiced except by compassionate individuals and organizations who, because they work to help relieve suffering in every way possible, are also at risk.
Even free and more civil societies are often veiled in ignorance and blinded to the passion of previous generations who engaged on behalf of those being persecuted for their faith. Such blindness is the mentality of our day. Still, many dograsp the urgency and pray effectively. They know because the Holy Spirit knows; they pray because the Holy Spirit prays!
From an end-time perspective, God’s plan trumps everything. The strategies of the Antichrist—that lawless spirit “already at work” among men—will not succeed. God is moving behind the scenes to deliver His people like Bible examples of His divine rescue.
God is omnipotent. His Spirit is at work “to will and do of His good pleasure.” Against impossible odds, today—right now—His Church believes and trusts the Lord to accomplish His plan, in His time. The Lord leads. Discern His leading. Guard your heart and words. Remain confident in God’s Word. Pray.
Men ought always to pray and not faint.