Faithful, Even To The Point Of Death

July 3, 2014 by Open Doors in Stories of Persecution

And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross.
Philippians 2:8

Persecuted Christians and Martyrs

Christians around the world face great dangers for their faith. Some travel to remote villages they have never been to, without knowing if they will be warmly greeted or met with violence.

Jesus was the ultimate example of faithfulness. He sacrificed everything, giving His life so we might live. We know this was not the end, however, because He then proved His power over death itself. Many attempt to follow in His footsteps: risking it all and diving into the unknown.

For many, this risk does involve actually losing their lives, but some end up sacrificing everything. These believers prove Jesus is more precious than even life

These brothers and sisters gave their all. These are some of the documented Christians martyrs of 2013. We read these names with deep mourning, but also with great joy, knowing that while their earthly life ended, they began their heavenly one with the Father telling them, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

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Please take a moment to pray for the family members of those who were killed for their faith. Pray also for those who are currently facing great persecution for the name of Jesus.