It would seem fear would race through every fiber of their bodies. It would be like being in a horror flick but this time you are the one who is brutally killed.
This summer of 2014, ISIS is telling them “Deny Christ or die” they stand firm with Christ. They suffer and die.
We have yet to hear the stories of conquest and victory but they will come. Right now we see the horror, the carnage and we pray with earnestness to our God to save our brothers and sisters but they, with strength given only by Christ, our martyred brothers and sisters prayed “Lord save them” Those killers that live because He gave them life. Those ravaging men that are made in the image of God, they are the souls in bondage, captives fettered with eternal hell.
Today, I honor my martyred brothers and sisters and their children for standing with Christ. I dedicate this poem/hymn to them. (You can follow along with the words below the video)
* So send I you-by grace made strong to triumph
O’er hosts of hell, o’er darkness, death, and sin,
My name to bear, and in that name to conquer-
So send I you, my victory to win.
So send I you-to take to souls in bondage
The word or truth that sets the captive free,
To break the bonds of sin, to lost death’s fetters-
So send I you, to bring the lost to me.
So send I you-my strength to know in weakness,
My joy in grief, my perfect peace in pain,
To prove My power, My grace, My promised presence-
So send I you, eternal fruit to gain.
So send I you-to bear My cross with patience,
And then one day with joy to lay it down,
To hear My voice, “well done, My faithful servant-
Come, share My throne, My kingdom, and My crown!”
“As the Father hath sent Me, so send I you.”
I want to shout from the rooftops that we love you, brothers and sisters! Thank you for showing us what it means to be a Christian. I will carry you in my heart forever. We will meet you and see you in glory!
And they have conquered him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, for they loved not their lives even unto death. Rev. 12.11
*poem by Margaret Clarkson