American Christians have been privileged for decades. We are free to assemble for worship and church service as we please. Even during the lockdowns, pastors/ministries could stream online. In communist countries such as China and Afghanistan, the persecution of Christians is rampant.
In the coming days, those who walk close to the Lord will be greatly persecuted. This has been ongoing recently with social media platforms, podcasts, etc that share Christian content. Some of these include having your account “shadow banned” which is a popular term in the tech world. Shadow banning is a practice used in online moderation that consists of preventing a user’s content from being seen by others—either partially or totally—without the user being notified or aware of it (dictionary.com).
Of course, major platforms like Instagram and Twitter will deny that they do this to users. Personally, my TikTok account was shadow banned, three of my videos removed and labeled as “misinformation.” This was after more than 600k views related to Barack Obama, Michelle “Michael” Obama and the Mark of the Beast. In 2 weeks, I gained more than 3,500 followers, I praise God for it because people needed to be aware. Not to mention the hundreds of insulting and negative comments but I did not let that bother me. Now, my views have significantly decreased and followers removed. Other men and women of God are facing similar issues including videos removed, live access restricted, false accusations of their accounts.
The lukewarm Christians are clueless and will have an even harder time if they don’t wake up. I see too many of them still focused on life as usual, spending over a thousand dollars on Beyonce tickets and other wordly pleasures.
There are about ten scriptures on persecution in the New Testament. Great are the rewards in heaven for those persecuted for the Kingdom sake.
Revelation 3:16 KJV-So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Romans 8:35 KJV-Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Mark 4:17 KJV-and have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.
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