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Running with the footmen

Posted by appolus on October 21, 2019

If thou hast run with the footmen, and they have wearied thee, then how canst thou contend with horses? and if in the land of peace, wherein thou trustedst, they wearied thee, then how wilt thou do in the swelling of Jordan?(Jer 12:5)

When the saints are brought together, most likely by persecution, they will be like a well watered garden spiritually. Their hearts shall be glad that all the pretense of this world shall be cast of. They will have counted the cost and the price will be total separation from a world that has turned on them. When the Lord passed through the veil of tears of Gethsemane and totally surrendered to the will of His Father in heaven, for the joy that was set before Him, He willingly endured the suffering of the cross.

If you are now wearied by the world’s attitudes towards us brothers and sisters, what will you do when you have to contend with universal persecution that is surely at the door? If the very thought of it perplexes you greatly, what will the reality of it do to your peace? Do not grow weary brothers and sisters in a day and age where those who call themselves by the name of Jesus reject you and despise you and would exclude you. We must not let the complaint of this be foremost in our minds but rather of Jesus and that we are His servants. The trials to come will be severe and we must be able to walk in it by faith and with love and with power and a sound mind. Today is the the day of our preparation for tomorrow comes the battle.

I would encourage you today, not by telling you that all of our problems are behind us, indeed they are not and the greatest challenges lie ahead in the near future. No, my encouragement to you is that our souls will be like well watered gardens even in the middle of a wilderness desert of persecution. The greatest fellowship you will ever experience, as some now so desperately desire, will be yours as the enemy comes in like a flood and the Lord raises up a standard. Firstly your depth of relationship with the Lord will exceed anything you have ever imagined, and after the wheat has been separated from the tares, your fellowship with your fellow brothers and sisters will be sublime. Let us now run with the footmen and not grow weary so that we shall then be as swift as horses in the Kingdom of our God.

4 Responses to “Running with the footmen”

  1. Robert Taylor said

    Good, and sobering word brother Frank. It is time for every Christian to make sure that they have the whole armour of God. Very trying times just ahead of us.

  2. KMH said

    Brother Frank,
    I was listening to an old sermon by Brother Brian Long the other evening. He said the Greek meaning for witness (we all want to be Jesus’ witnesses) is martyr.
    We need to remember all the disciples died this way.
    Andrew Brunson’s testimony of two years in prison in Turkey is very good training for us to prepare. Thank you for your blog, Brother!

    • appolus said

      Indeed sister, brother Brian and I used to have many conversations about the subject of what it means to be a witness. The most interesting aspect for me is the Scripture in “Mat 24:14  And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” Only when the whole world sees a demonstration of what it means to be a witness shall the end come. Can we say that the world has heard the Gospel preached “for a witness.” Yet in the end of end days, the world will see this Rev 13:7  “And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations.” The world will see the great majority of the saints martyred and they will marvel at how we die and our willingness to die. This will be, unto them, a witness, and then shall the end come, meaning Christ will come…………………..bro Frank  

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