Hi everyone @pdangelmajer @clark.belle,
I am sorry for the long break from writing and coming online here. I had a rude awakening these last 2 weeks when it comes to talking to Muslims and non-believers here in my country and realizing who we can depend on as true friends.
As I had mentioned earlier, I have had great successes reaching non-believers here in my country but the stark reality of how authorities fear the truth was revealed to me in a drastic fashion again. I was picked up by the authorities and underwent a tremendous interrogation about my motives on my FB postings and website, which they say question their ‘worldview’, which is the national declared religion.
I thank God that they didn’t pick me up outside but came to my house and my wife and kids were aware and ready to confront it. The religious officials were rude and confrontational but I strangely wasn’t scared, and the police were much cordial and polite. This is the third time this has happened and I know that God’s word is reaching many out there. In fact during the discussion with them, I remembered much of RZIM foundational principles and used it to talk with love and compassion. I looked at each person as a human being with their burdens and obligations and sympathized with them in carrying out their duties. In fact, I even managed to discuss at great length with one officer.
Please understand that I am writing this to tell all of you here, that no matter what obstacles we face, you can always count on God to stand by you. Even my church that I attend avoided me, and I was told later that they told the authorities that they were not involved with my work. Wow, it took me days to come to terms with that and truly realize that there is no one but God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, whose steadfast promise will always be there with you. Imagine God of three, plus me, that makes four.
I now truly understand what Jesus said in Matt 10:38 - “And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me”.
I now understand that following Christ is bringing the cross (burdens) of this world and following Christ. We don’t leave it behind because we are still part of it and face these challenges every day. It is only with Jesus can we face them and overcome them. and Matt 10: 40-42 is Jesus’s promise of our just reward in heaven.
It is the promise in scripture and the Great Commission that we find comfort in our Lord comforting words.
For the Glory of God’s Kingdom, we are called to proclaim his promise in his salvation to all the nations.
God Bless everyone here.