In thanks to God for those who persevere in ministering at abortuaries
by Patte Smith on Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 11:11am ·
John Barros preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to abortion-bound mothers and fathers with the truth horn.
Perseverance in serving Jesus is rare. Perseverance in serving Jesus as a missionary outside abortuaries is even rarer. How beautiful to see a servant of the Lord remain faithful to go to the killing fields to rescue the perishing. The definition of pure and undefiled religion in the Bible is:"to visit the orphans ... in their affliction" (James 1:27), yet, in truth, how many practice this kind of Christianity? How many believers make their way to intervene for the poor helpless imperiled babies, day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year? Few. Very, very, very few. Truly, these dear Christians are those ...
'Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation." I Peter 1: 5
Charles Spurgeon's devotional on 'Acquiring Perseverance' made me think about John Barros and the other faithful believers who have been raised up and kept to bring Him glory in the bloody field of souls called 'abortion clinics'. Today's note is to honor and thank God for His grace which keeps these dear soldiers of the Cross going when they are weary, faint and tempted to abandon the most neglected mission field in America. It is a tribute to those who do not grow weary in well-doing. You know who you are.
And let us not be weary in well doing:
for in due season we shall reap,
if we faint not.
The LORD thy God
will put out those nations before thee
by little and little.
We are not to expect to win victories for the LORD Jesus by a single blow. Evil principles and practices die hard. In some places it takes years of labor to drive out even one of the many vices which defile the inhabitants. We must carry on the war with all our might, even when favored with little manifest success.
Our business in this world is to conquer it for Jesus. We are not to make compromises but to exterminate evils. We are not to seek popularity but to wage unceasing war with iniquity.
The LORD our God can alone accomplish this. He works by His faithful servants, and blessed be His Name. He promises that He will so work. "Jehovah thy God will put out those nations before thee." This He will do by degrees that we may learn perseverance, may increase in faith, may earnestly watch, and may avoid carnal security. Let us thank God for a little success and pray for more. Let us never sheathe the sword till the whole land is won for Jesus.
Courage, my heart! Go on little by little, for many littles will make a great whole.
~ Charles Spurgeon