As we enter 2015, the Body of Christ is being individually and corporately challenged and confronted on an ever-increasing scale. Christians are being attacked in virtually every area of life and ministry. As the attacks increase both at home and abroad, they are causing shock, dismay and unexpected anxiety.
From a human perspective this emerging dynamic of our times makes it easy to become discouraged and perhaps even despondent. That’s why, we need to personally focus on living, moving, and having our being in Him (Acts 17:28 and Philippians 2:1-5)! Through Christ and his enabling strength (Philippians 4:13), we can eagerly pursue our personal callings as we press on to the mark of the higher calling (Philippians 3:14).
Persecution of the church is widespread in the “Third World,” and it is now becoming more prominent and prevalent in our beloved country. The direction of our judicial system, government regulatory agencies, and local governments continue to “put the squeeze on” those desiring to stand for righteousness,
While all of this is going on, the economic challenges are becoming larger and larger; physical maladies seem to be intensifying among Believers. Seldom does a day go by without my receiving word of serious illnesses of those serving in ministry, including some within the TECH family.