Daily Meditation - Friday 29August 2008 - THE KINGDOM SUFFERS VIOLENCE


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Martyrdom of John the Baptist


Friday is a Day of Penance
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** Are you prepared to be a witness, and if necessary, a martyr for Jesus Christ?**

John the Baptist bridged the Old and New Testaments.
He is the last of the Old Testament prophets who pointed the way to the Messiah.
He is the first of the New Testament witnesses and martyrs.

Jesus equated the coming of his kingdom
with violence.

From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence,

  • and men of violence take it by force* (Matthew 11:12).
    John suffered violence for announcing that the kingdom of God was near. Read on HERE




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