The Enemy is full of hate and anger which infuses his captive followers. It is entirely possible that some of these prisoners will escape as scripture says, “Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth, and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.” (2 Timothy 2: 25-26) There is no satisfaction or accomplishment with hate and anger, but it drives the captive in a fit of selfish rage and frustration.
Through history the Congregation of Believers together with Israel have been the target of the enemy’s attack. Where evil was allowed to enslave whole nations in tyranny, such as Nazi Germany, Communist USSR and China there have been millions abused, tortured and killed. It is a lesson for the free world that love and faith can not be killed to extinction. The message of love is seen unmistakably in martyr’s who lay down their lives, willingly loving and forgiving their captive murderers. “Where is God,” the scoffer asks, He is leading a procession of Yeshua’s brothers and sisters who like Him demonstrate that love is eternal and more powerful than even death. (Heb. 2: 13-15) “Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” (Psalm 116:15) Therefore, He regularly delivers and rescues them from the enemy’s hands. There are too many stories to recount of supernatural deliverance from attempted murder. They started to kill Yeshua several times and He walked right through them and they could not find him. (Luke 4:30) Cory Tenboom recounts many stories of God’s deliverance and she was released from the Nazi death camp through a clerical error. In Schindler’s list there are some evidences of supernatural deliverance, Oscar Schindlers efforts were remarkably effective, through Gods grace. I know their are many stories that could be shared today about the triumphant underground church in China.
While some churches in American are declining because they have lost faith, turned from Yeshua and mimicked the secular culture; around the world Christanity is growing. Records do not reflect this because of the persecution associated with such a declaration. It’s not that Believers are afraid or ashamed of their faith, sharing faith is a life changing work of the Holy Spirit, not a statement of political affiliation. China spys on its subjects and seeks to destroy faith in Yeshua, but it is failing miserably. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work. (1 John 3:8) Yeshua is our example and leader who laid down His life that He may rise as our Lord snd Savior.