Yes, although the secret controlling powers of Communism may wish to have Christ and His Church cast forever into eternal Hell (this is an actual modified statement of our present day secret Jewish Masonic rulers of the world. The original statement is of such an extremely diabolical nature that it is unprintable); although they may be deaf to the cries of the countless victims of modern world wide wars and depressions, and although the Communists themselves will stop their ears at the shrieks of the dying victims of slave labor and starvation and to the screams that issue forth from the Soviet torture chambers, some day these infidels as well as all of the rest of the haters of God in this world from the time of Cain to the end of the world shall not only hear screams, but shall SCREAM themselves for the rocks and the hills to fall upon them in order to hide them from the wrath of Him that sitteth upon the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb. But in that day their cries shall not be heard because the earth and the heavens shall also have fled away from before the face of the judgment seat of the Lamb. And then they shall be cast into the Lake of Fire where there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, where the smoke of their torment ascendeth up forever and ever, where the worm dieth not and the fire is unquenchable. This is the ultimate failure of Communism and its secret controlling powers forever.
But this same judgment of God upon the wicked will be a cause for rejoicing for you and me as well as all of the elect, who are always being killed all day long for the sake of Christ by wicked men. And only by God’s unfailing grace are we able “to be killed.” By nature we true Christians are also haters of God. By nature we also fall under God’s wrath and condemnation. And don’t think, dear reader, that we of ourselves can fight the battle of faith – no, not even the least particle of it. Remember that Peter once tried this too, but failed miserably. But thanks be to Christ Jesus who fought and overcame the Devil and all his powers and who has redeemed us unto Himself forever by his blood. And only by His sovereign grace and absolutely nothing on our part, we are not only able to but will want to fight the devil and his whole dominion – not just a part of it. “If God be for us, who then can be against us. For I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Rom. 8:38-39).
Yes, dear friends, we by faith may have to have trials of torture, cruel mockings, scourgings, and even of bonds and imprisonments. Oh, that is not all. We may even be stoned, be sawed asunder, or be shot to death. Oh, dear reader, I plead with you, don’t think that this cannot happen here in America. The enemies of our Lord are constantly working day and night to overthrow His Church right here in the United States. They cannot rest. (Psalm 64:1-6; 73:1-16) We are living in serious times – much too serious to be bitter and hateful against those who were formerly one with us, but now have departed from the truth of God’s Word. But rather let us pray for them, that they may repent of their error and consequently may be one with us again. The time has approached in many foreign lands and is rapidly approaching in the U.S. when we will not be able to enjoy the privilege of attending church services, society, catechism, the Christian schools, etc. (I am afraid that we people take these things too much for granted); but will be wandering about in filthy rags, starving and freezing to death, in the deserts, and in the mountains, and in the caves and dens of the earth (of whom the world is not worthy). Does God do this to us in His anger? Oh, no, He does this in His mercy and love in order to make us better equipped to serve Him in His Kingdom. He does this in order to purge away the old man of sin that still reigns within our mortal bodies. And this can mean nothing but love that shows our Lord to us. For we know that all things work together for good to them that fear God, to them that are the called according to His purpose (Rom. 8:28). For the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the glory that awaits us. Because in heaven God shall wipe away all tears from our eyes and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things will have passed away. And best of all there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie. WHY? Because the Lord God, our friend, whom we shall see face to face, omnipotent reigneth. And He shall reign forever and ever as King of kings and Lord of lords. Hallelujah!