When I arrived at the church building this afternoon many men were already there praying. The church was facing persecution because of a cross that is prominent on the building. Being a Buddhist country the Cross of Jesus Christ is not a welcome sight. It is foolishness to those who are perishing. But praise the Lord, after a long period of prayer the Ministry of Religion said the cross could stay!
One of the strong Christian men is Saron. He was a soldier for the Khmer Rouge in the mid to late 1970’s. He is 62 now, but when he was 19 years old he persecuted many people. Four years ago he believed in Jesus Christ for everlasting life. He immersed himself in the Word of God and his wife believed too. Just three weeks ago his wife died, but he remains a testimony to his unbelieving family.
I taught on the end times. The Rapture, the Tribulation, and the Kingdom. I spoke about confession of sins and being ready for the Lord’s glorious appearing. The pastor translated and we spoke for over an hour. The people listened, took notes, followed along as we read the Scriptures and were moved by the Words of God. At the close of the service, many men came on their on volition to kneel and confess their sins.
This little Cambodian church is very much alive and excited about their faith. Attacks because of the cross will come again. The enemy never gives up.
1 Corinthians 1:18 (NKJV): For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.