He has Risen!
Christianity is now the most persecuted faith in the world. Yes, it has replaced Judaism. Our brothers and sisters around the world are being beaten, incarcerated, and murdered.
But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judæa, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
The word that is translated 'witness' is the word in which we get the word 'martyr' in English. No one said it would be easy. In North Korea it is illegal to be Christian. The citizens are required to worship Kim Jong-un as deity.
Christianity is a constant target of the left in America as well. The liberals see us as domineering, which we aren't. They see us as arrogant which we aren't. The left thinks that the Second Amendment applies to all religions with the exceptions of Judaism and Christianity.
The thing that is hated the most is that we are adamant that we hold the truth. We have confident expectation. We have no fear of death. We have a personal sense of destiny. We know where we are going when we leave this Earth. Why? Because we have a Risen Savior in Jesus Christ.
Jesus endured the same beatings our brethren have endured. He endured the unlawful incarceration our brethren endured. He died on Calvary's Cross that we might have life and have it more abundantly. Yet that was not the end.
Death could not beat Him and the grave could not hold Him. The Resurrection is what makes our salvation complete. HE AROSE, and so shall We! This is the Promise of God to all who put their faith in God's Provision to mankind, the Lord Jesus Christ.
Although the days are dark, the Light is found in Jesus Christ. Death is not the end. It is merely a new beginning. The Resurrection should be celebrated daily, not just once a year!
Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shalt be saved.
Have a Blessed Sunday!