Tag: Prison

The Worst Case Scenario

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

I’ve written of two towering saints of the twentieth century; Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, leaders of the underground church in Romania, who had both spent years in Communist prisons for their faith. I was blessed to have known them personally in the latter part of their lives. In her late 80s, Sabina was diagnosed with cancer. At one point, they received word that their insurance might not pay for the treatment. Richard was concerned and asked me, “What can we do if they don’t pay?” “What’s the worst they can do?” I answered, “They can put you and Sabina in prison, but you both are at your best when you’re in prison. So what do you have to worry about?” He laughed, but it’s true.

We deal with so many issues and so many things in life that we could be worried about. Try this: Ask yourself, “What’s the worst that can happen?” The worst that can happen is your life ends. But then what? Then Heaven! So stop living in fear and anxiety – and start really living in God’s righteousness. Remember, the worst thing that can happen to you now – is Heaven!

Today’s Mission – Today, don’t walk in fear. Instead, walk fearlessly in God’s righteousness.

by Jonathan Cahn

Prison’s End

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

A pastor in Communist Eastern Europe was abducted at gunpoint. He was put in prison, his identity stripped, his possessions gone, and his old life now just a memory. He lived the next part of his life in an underground prison. For most people, that would be a problem, an obstacle to ministry and God’s purposes. But the pastor didn’t see prison as a hindrance to God’s calling, to ministry, or to the purposes of God in his life, but rather as an opportunity. And that’s just what happened. In prison, he learned to worship, share the Gospel, minister, and glorify God.

You, too, may be dealing with an unwanted situation in your life. It may seem like a prison or a hindrance to God’s will, and you can’t wait for the situation to change. But don’t waste your time or your life living like that. Your ministry is not what begins when God changes your situation. It begins right now when you change your heart. Whatever your situation is, start glorifying Him fully right here and now. For then you will never know prison, only His glory.

Today’s Mission – Today, in whatever situation you find yourself in, glorify God and praise Him.

by Jonathan Cahn