“But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart” (Matthew 5:28)
“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body” (Hebrews 13:3)
Beloved, Our Christian brothers and sisters are being killed in the middle east because of their faith in Christ; They are suffering great persecution. While we are safe (for now) but we should feel a drawing; a pulling to do something, but what can one do? We understand the frustration. What can we do while we await the persecution that is to come to us? The author of Hebrews tells us, Think upon our brothers and sisters that are suffering and put ourselves in their place, as Christ did for His people, Imagine the fear and the pain; imagine the loss of friends and family; imagine the torture that the “Religion of Peace” people are inflicting upon our Christ-ian family by faith. Think about them, meditate upon the Lord’s teachings concerning persecution; and pray…pray night and day for them.
Prayer is answered; God does hear our words and thoughts; He hears our sighs. Let me draw your attention to the top verse. This verse teaches that God reads our hearts; our intents; and our motives; He tells His listeners that what they imagine in their hearts is recognized by Him as having been done already. This is a reason to seek His grace so that one can submit his or her imagination unto God. It is truth that our thought life is to be submitted and surrendered to Christ for His refinement thereof. Since God sees our intentions for what they are then it must also be true that He looks and sees one’s righteous intentions and desires. That brings us back to our second verse. When we take time to think about; to meditate upon; to pray for and put ourselves in the bodies and minds of those being persecuted then God sees our intentions and recognizes that we would do everything we could for our persecutes brothers and sisters and it is remembered by Him for as ye know that your works in the Lord are not in vain.
In closing we would encourage thee to be touched with the feelings of our suffering Christian family as Christ was touched with the feelings of our infirmities and temptations yet He was without sin as we are not currently touched by their persecution.