Will strong persecution come to North America in our lifetime? Seasoned preacher, Christian author David Ravenhill believes it will.
He states that in his lifetime we could see the “underground Church” start in North America because of persecution.
Currently around the world persecution against believers in Jesus Christ is on the rise. Many Churches theology leave out the possibility of persecution, because in their lifetimes they did not have any.
The Gospels are clear that coming persecution world-wide will happen before Jesus comes a second time:
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come (Matthew 24:9-14 NIV).
You can read below a transcription of David Ravenhill sharing a stern warning of what could happen and the need for revival in the Church:
“How many of you know that we need revival? Unless we have revival in this nation we won’t have a nation. My father [Leonard Ravenhill] said, way back in the 80’s, ‘That if America does not concentrate in prayer that it will pray in concentration camps.’ And I used to laugh not outwardly, because I respected my father, but inwardly I would think, This is America! The land of the free, the home of the brave. We have a constitution. We have a bill of rights, so on and so forth. But I have learned that those things are fastly disappearing. And the Church is being turned against. We are the ones, who are the problem if you like. We are the one’s who speak out against homosexuality and all the other things we know are wrong morally. Yet we are the one’s that are mocked and laughed at and so on. We will be, I believe in a number of years, driven underground. It would not surprise me that in my lifetime we will have an underground Church in North America because of the persecution. And the only answer is revival. The Spirit of God coming and sweeping through this land.”
Watch the video below: