by Benjamin Munsell on June 3, 2019
And Saul* was consenting unto (Stephen's) death. And at that time there was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and (the Believers) were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria, except the apostles. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women committed them to prison. Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching the word. Acts 8:1,3-4. * means let's bring this concept of church persecution up to today's headlines so it feels more relevant by changing the name of Saul, to some, (fill in the blank), God hating  government, or some God hating "church" run by an old sinner with a big hat, or some other group of God hating people led by some great Artificial Intelligence man made computer that man worships. And no, there is no sarcasm here, read Revelation 17:1 & 19:2 to see God's Hatred of these "Big Hatted" people. The Bible even tells the Believers to Rejoice at the destruction of the Great Whore. Anyway, Great Persecution against God's Church and His People, is just as alive today as it was 2000 years ago. This hatred for the Lord God Almighty has been around since time began. Just ask Satan. So, in this world today, are you Ready, Prepared, and 100% Committed to Serving Christ, Following the Leading of the Holy Spirit, and giving ALL Praise, Glory, and Honour to the Lord God Almighty, NO MATTER WHAT HE ASKS, NO MATTER WHAT IT "COSTS" YOU, POSSIBLY ALL THE WAY TO EVEN SEE CHRIST'S RETURN HERE TO PLANET EARTH? The greater the "Revealing" of Christ to this lost and dying world, the greater the hatred against Him, and His. This IS the most exciting time EVER to be alive. No Fear, no Shame, just CHRIST as our Everything, our Total Sufficiency, our Total Completeness IN ALL THINGS. Read up, study up, pray up, obey up, all you can about Christ, WHILE HE MAY STILL BE FOUND, even in the midst of your persecution, that you May FOREVER, Be Blessed.