Yesterday, we attended a service and Denny Kenaston was speaking on preparing for persecution. It was excellent! I have read and heard many people saying that we need to get ready for the persecution that is coming to America, but nobody ever said how to prepare. Well, Brother Kenaston sure did.
Here are the points from his sermon:
1. Learn Your Bible
This is the first thing taken away from us when persecution comes. We need to read it, meditate on it, memorize it, and study it.
2. Study Persecution
Read things like VOM's newsletter, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, or the Martyr's Mirror.
3. Live for the Lord, NOW
Make sure you're right with Him today. Don't put off dealing with sin in your life.
4. Arm Yourselves with a Mind of Suffering
5. Change Your Mind about Material Things
Realize that they are just temporal.
6. Learn to Stand for Truth, NOW
If you can't stand up for Christ while with unsaved family, what makes you think you can when persecution comes?
7. Prepare Your Children
Here is a link to the sermon: http://www.charityministries.org/msg_detail.a5w?vlast_index=3998