Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - He Who Overcomes Shall Be Saved








Tuesday July 18



Bible Reading:     Rev. 2: 8 - 11

Topic:                  He Who Overcomes Shall Be Saved



At the time of this letter, the believers in the Church at Smyrna were undergoing tribulation and poverty.



The Lord wrote to encourage them to stand strong and hold on to their faith because they were about  to experience serious persecution which would result in the death of many of them.



There were Jews there who were supposed to uphold worship of the true God but the Lord said that they were worshipping satan.



The 20th and 21st Centuries have witnessed more persecution of Christians than the previous 19 Centuries of the Church.



Many in different parts of the world and our own Country are impoverished because they have lost their homes, businesses and families for the sake of Christ; some have lost their lives.



If you are experiencing persecution or displacement and hardship because if it, may Jesus' message to this small beleaguered Church in  Smyrna encourage you to hold on to your faith because He will reward you for your faithful witness.



If you are not facing any persecutions, then pray for our Brethren who are, that the Lord will keep them strong.



Prayer

O Lord, help me to hold unto You even when it is challenging, Amen.



Memory Verse             Rev. 2: 10

"Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer, behold, the devil shall cast some of you into Prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulations ten days: be thou faithful unto death and I will give you a crown of life."



Source:     The Daily Fountain 2017
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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