Let The Worshippers Arise!
I heard this story a few years back (around the time of the Iraqi Taliban scare), that a group of Terrorists held up a Church! They came equipped with AK-47's, yelling & screaming - threatening to kill everyone for believing in God! They told the ppl "all those who believe in God, stand against the wall bcuz we're about to kill you.. every1 else, take your leave!" (practically, the ENTIRE congregation left) .......... So after all the ppl left, the Terrorists locked the door ...... then the Terrorists took off their Costumes and turns out they were really the PASTOR and his DEACONS!! ..... They looked at the ppl who were ready to die for believing in God and said "OK, now we can have REAL CHURCH!!"
Revelation 2:10 says "be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life" .... Although the threat was fake, it revealed what was REALLY in the ppl's hearts! ... The hour cometh, and now is, when the TRUE Worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him (John 4:23)
Let the Worshippers arise!
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