China, the biggest and the most populated country on earth, banned all online sales of the Holy Bible in 2018. Declared that Christians were no longer free to worship or assemble with their children in their Churches. Their aim is that parents should not indoctrinate their children with the gospel of Jesus Christ, so that they will not grow up opposing the unjust laws of their government. In April, a popular social media platform operating in China, decided to remove all LGBT photo postings and unholy conversation as a way of cleaning up their website; the backlash drew the irk of more than 300 million users of the website protesting against the company’s renewed policy. The LGBT community in China won and the social media platform rescinded its decision and maintain the status quo! Chinese government agents are raiding Christian homes removing images of Jesus Christ and crucifix.
The President of Rwanda, an African country that saw the worst genocide in the history of the continent, in 2018 closed down more than 6,000 churches. His concern was that the proliferation of churches was not healthy for the people of Rwanda. These churches are mainly from the Pentecostal movement or the evangelicals. He was not content with the closure, but went further to set conditions for qualification to operate a Church in his country; which are a theology degree or diploma, government approval and licensing! A stark contrast to the scriptures in 1 Corinth 1: 27-28, which says, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:”
No human being born of a woman, should contradict the spiritual order of the Almighty God, by selecting those that must mount His altar and declare his glory to mankind. President Paul Kigame, of Rwanda has join the growing nations of antichrist rulers preparing the grounds for the reign of the Beast. He recently succeeded in forcing his people to change the constitutional tenure of the president from two terms to three!
Christians in Benue State, in the Middle Belt region of Nigeria, have been massacred by ethnic Hausa Fulani herdsmen terrorists. The killing of this mostly Christian inhabited region has continued unabated. Many observers blamed the President of Nigeria, who belongs to the Muslim Hausa Fulani ethnic group; claiming as it were that it was a way of Islamizing the Benue people. Main while, President Mohammad Buhari, the Nigerian ruler has denied all the allegations against a hidden Islamic agenda. But his body language is showing otherwise from his slow or non reactive actions when massacres take place in Christian areas! Many watchers of the President believed his quick to send condolences outside Nigeria, but rarely sympathizes with families who lost loved ones in such attacks.
To date, more than 100 Christian school girls from Chibok, in North East Nigeria are unaccounted for four years after Boko Haram kidnapped them. More recently in 2018, out of a 106 school girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, all the girls except one Christian girl were released. Leah Sharibu, the Christian girl, according to her collegues refused to renounce Jesus Christ for Mohammad.
In Pakistan, a Christian girl refused to be converted by her neighbour to Islam, he did the unexpected; doused her with fuel and set her on fire. She was rushed to the hospital, where she is battling for her life. The police arrested the Muslim man and later released him on bail. Faith watchers believe the case will fizzle out because the victim is a Christian.
The Republic of India, has in the last one year seen an increase in religious attacks on Christians and their places of worship. One of the most pathetic case was of the Pastor and his wife who were striped naked and made to parade with their child in the Village square. Other incidents from Hindu and Muslim attacks, was the burning of Churches and Crucifix.
God’s own country, the United States of America, a country founded by Christians who openly declared in God We Trust in their national currency, have degenerated to spiritual irrelevance in the 21st Century. The rise and rise of atheism, agnostics, LGBT and Satanism has cast a dark cloud over Christianity. Many believers of Christ are closing their businesses because of their refusal to serve or participate in events relating to LGBT. The America Courts have been taken over by darkness to rule against Christians who are not ready to go with a lie against creation! Many are using the guise of the America Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) to dismantle the tenets of God in schools, colleges, States and communities. The American Christians have been so weakened, they no longer have teeth to bite!
The same report is prevailing in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, South America, Canada, Taiwan and many Asian countries. Brethren, heaven’s calendar ended in 2017 and we are now in the evil days. Gross darkness will soon engulf the world and the coming days will not be any better for the Children of God. Satan and his angels have released troublers of the Sons of Light and they will not relent until they bring you down to their level or kill you. Remember, the glory ahead is better than the suffering and the affliction of now. Look unto Jesus the finishing line of the race of life for there’s a crown waiting for you ahead. Be courageous and remain focused on the finish line, do not be distracted! His mercy endures forever, no matter the trials.
Evangelist Phillips Eteng