I saw that the woman was drunk with the blood of God’s holy people, the blood of those who bore testimony to Jesus. —Revelation 17:6
Drunks don’t think they are drunk and want more and more to drink. An intoxicated person turns into another person. They are uninhibited, saying and doing things they might not be normal for them.
According to the verse above, the coming world system will be drunk with the blood of God’s holy people. The wicked world can’t stand people who are righteously following Jesus and bearing testimony to him. This attitude has been around since Jesus came to the planet and paid the penalty for our sin, but one day people of the coming world’s system will want to kill those who trust Jesus. This will be a world-wide drunkenness and followers of Jesus from all nations will be affected and not just believers in some countries as it is today.
Christians in the west are starting to feel the increase in persecution. No so much physical, not yet, but attacks on what they stand for are increasing. Military chaplains are attacked for doing what they are supposed to be doing— speaking about Jesus. They have been told not to pray in the Name of Jesus. This is occurring in many sectors of the west. Don’t mention Jesus in the military, don’t mention Jesus in schools, don’t mention Jesus in government… It is hard to believe that we are at the point where Texas actually passed a law that gave permission to say Merry Christmas in schools and in government.
Well, I got news for those who want to squelch the Name of Jesus—- you will not do it. You can fine Christian business for following Jesus and His values, but that will not stop the testimony of Jesus. You can seek to keep Jesus from being mentioned in the public arena, but the testimony of Jesus will go on. It always has by faithful followers of Jesus. Christians through the ages have been killed for loving Jesus and living for Him, but His message goes on and will until the gospel goes out to the whole world and then the end will come (Matthew 24:14).
The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid? —Psalm 27:1
Lord Jesus, may I seek to honor You in any and every situation. Please give me the wisdom and ability to do so when those moments come. Dear Father, may this be so in the Holy Spirit’s power!