n Memory Of Persecuted The Saints Part Eight

 

  Where  Are The Persecutor Today

For All flesh is like grass, and all its glory like a flower of the grass. The grass withers, and the flower falls.

The grass withers, the flowers fade, but the word of our God remains forever.

 “I am assured, that God has appointed a limit to your proceedings; and so God forgive you all.”  Princess Elizabeth 

 

Just before Roger Hope was executed he uttered these words before his accuser. “Even now I told you that your authority was from God, and by his sufferance: and now I tell you God hath heard the voice of his servants, which hath been poured forth with tears for his afflicted saints, whom you daily persecute, as now you do us. But this I dare be bold in God to say, (by whose Spirit I am moved,) that God will shorten your hand of cruelty, that for a time you shall not molest his church. And this you shall in a short time well perceive, my dear brethren, to be most true. For after this day, in this place, there shall not be any by him put to the trial of fire and fagot;” and after that day there were none that suffered in Smithfield for the truth of the gospel.”

For example such as the Pharisee and  Sadducees, the Roman empire,the  Roman Catholic, and the Soviet Union were such powerful force against the church of Christ. and using their power to eliminate them. Yet they fade away, and the true church  is still in existence as scripture declares,  they   grass wither the flower fade but my  words will continue to go on. Furthermore the Bible declares, “God would shorten these cruel and evil days for his elect’s sake.

For instance, The Pharisee and Sadducees had Jesus crucify and attempted eliminate the church in infancy. In 70 AD Romans solider level the temple and the Jews scattered through out the known world. The Pharisee and Sadducees no longer exist.    

The Roman coliseum in heyday would slaughter thousands follower of Christ. While crowds applaud  with great pleasure  lays in ruins, only view by tourist today.  

The Romans Catholic cathedral is it awesome splendid is only museum today where tourist visit them. 

The Berlin wall  that Soviet Union built as means barricade people from escaping unto West Germany is now torn down or outsider from intruding was torn down,  The  follower of Christ continue to expand and grow . It  once said the more  you persecuted the Christian the more they came out the woods in droove at great expense of  the persecutor. “Mr. Woodroffe sheriffalty expired a week, when he was struck with a paralytic affection, and languished a few days in the most pitiable and helpless condition, presenting a striking contrast to his former activity in the cause of bloodThe duke of Savoy was now tired of the war; it had cost him great fatigue and anxiety of mind, a vast number of men, and very considerable sums of money. It had been much more tedious and bloody than he expected, as well as more expensive than he could at first have imagined, for he thought the plunder would have d is charged the expenses of the expedition; but in this he was mistaken, for the pope’s nuncio, the bishops, monks, and other ecclesiastics, who attended the army and encouraged the war, sunk the greatest part of the wealth that was taken under various pretences.

”Queen Bloody Mary; Mary was weak and ill from May 1558,  and died aged 42 at St. James’s Palace during an influenza epidemic. She was in pain, possibly from ovarian cysts or uterine.  

 Dale, an indefatigable informer, was consumed by vermin, and died a miserable spectacle.

Alexander, the severe keeper of Newgate, died miserably, swelling to a prodigious size, and became so inwardly putrid, that none could come near him. ”

Gardiner, upon his death bed, was reminded by a bishop of Peter denying his master. “Ah,” said Gardiner, “I have denied with Peter, but never repented with Peter. He was struck with the utmost terror of mind, said the evil “spirit could not abide that Christ should have any mercy upon him, and sunk into madness. He was remitted to Bedlam, and became an awful warning that God will not always be insulted with impunity.

 

 . Like Of  Fire 

Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.

One the saints uttered these words before his persecutor.   I have confessed my sins to God, and obtained absolution through the merits of Jesus Christ.”  I look for no mercy  but only the Saviour, in him do I trust for salvation” Christ shall bruise the serpent’s head. Think about those words they were spoken to  the unbeliever and if they continue in their unbelief in  Jesus Christ. They will be without excuse since they heard the plain gospel being declared  to them The same flames they uses on the persecuted saints God will uses the same flames on them known as the lake of fire.  Where the saint experience a momentary affliction they will experience an eternal affliction in the lake of fire. Unless they confess, repent, and believe in the atoning work of Christ. Perhaps the words spoken by“ Mr. Philpot , “ thou painted wall and hypocrite, in the name of the living God, whose truth I have told thee, that God shall rain fire and brimstone upon such blasphemers as thou art!”  Yet another saint utter these words when the chain enveloped him, “Fear not them that kill the body, but fear him that can kill both body and soul, and cast it into everlasting fire!” Yet another saint uttered these words,”You have more need to weep than to laugh, and to be sorry that ever you were born, to be the chaplains of that whore of Babylon.”


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