“Others had been tortured, not accepting deliverance, that they
could possibly get a superior resurrection. Nonetheless other people had trial of mockings and
scougrings, yes, and of chains of imprisonment. And all these, obtaining obtained
a very good testimony by way of faith, did not obtain the guarantee,” (Hebrews 11:
Richard Wurmbrand is a man who understands what it signifies to endure for Christ.
As a pastor in Romania for the duration of the occupation of the Nazis in Globe War II and
below the communist government that took more than immediately after the war, he suffered significantly
as did his household and thousands of other Christians for their faith in Christ.
He spent 14 year total in prison for his perform with the underground church, quite a few
of these years in solitary confinement. Every single time he would be released immediately after
years of torture and abuse he would nonetheless continue to share the gospel with all
who God directed him to inform, even Russian army officers and prison guards
immediately after a torture session.
In 1966 he was capable to leave Romania
with his household immediately after a Christian organization paid a $10,000 ransom for him to
leave on the situation that he would not inform the outdoors globe about how
Christians had been getting treated behind the Iron Curtain. He did not agree to be
quiet but miraculously they released him anyway. He became the founder of The
Voice of the Martyrs and has worked tirelessly to support Christians enduring
persecution about the globe. This year is the 30th anniversary of
his book, “Tortured For Christ,” in which he told the globe of the suffering Christians had been
enduring behind the Iron Curtain, and are nonetheless enduring in China, Indonesia,
and nations of the Middle East.
In his book, Pastor Wurmsbrand tells how Christians could efficiently
witness to these who had been brainwashed by the communists that there was no
prove that eternal life exists. I heard one particular pleading with an atheist: ‘Suppose
that we could speak with an embryo in his mother’s womb and that you would inform
him that the embryonic life is only a brief one particular immediately after which follows a true,
extended life. What would the embryo answer? He would say just what you atheist
answer to us, when we speak to you about paradise and hell. He would say that
the life in the mother’s womb is the only one particular and that every little thing else is
religious foolishness. But if the embryo could feel, he would say to himself,
‘Here arms develop on me. I do not have to have them. I can not even stretch them. Why do
they develop? Possibly they develop for a future stage of my existence, in which I
will have to perform with them. Legs develop, but I have to preserve them bent toward my
chest. Why do they develop? In all probability life in a big globe follows, exactly where I will
have to stroll. Eyes develop, while I am surrounded by excellent darkness and I
do not have to have them. Why do I have eyes? In all probability a globe with light and colors
will stick to.’
So, if the embryo would reflect on
his personal improvement, he would know about a life outdoors of his mother’s womb,
without having obtaining noticed it. It is the similar with us. As extended as we are young, we
have vigor, but no thoughts to use it adequately. When, with the years, we have grown
in information and wisdom, the hearse waits to take us to the grave. Why was it
vital to develop in information and wisdom that we can no longer use any far more?
It is for what follows. So it is with us right here. We develop in knowledge,
information, and wisdom for what follows. We are ready to serve on a greater
level that follows death.’”
(Tortured For Christ, by Pastor Richard Wurmbrand, p88) (Tortured For Christ is now accessible on DVD by way of TheVoice of the Martyrs)
What are you carrying out to prepare for the eternity? Some of us are pleased
just to know that we are saved and that we have our name written in the ‘Lambs
Book of Life.” Yes, and Praise God, that is the most crucial issue that has
occurred or can come about in your life, but why not attain for far more? Get to know
Him superior! Serve Him in you household, church, and every single other location of you life.
Appear forward to meeting Jesus in heaven and hear Him say: “Well accomplished, very good and
faithful servant…… enter into the joy of your lord.” (Matthew 25:23)
Lord thank you that I can know without having a shadow
of a doubt that You are my God, my Savior, and my Lord.
Assistance me to draw closer to You every single day by
spending time mastering about Your life and quite a few other godly males and females who
had been sold out for you in Your Holy Word, the Bible.
Assistance me to be obedient to Your commands and the
top of Your Holy Spirit that lives inside me that I could possibly be a witness of
Your fantastic really like for me and all mankind.