Comment on JtM Crusade Prayer Meeting 28 Feb. 2019
The prayer group’s story:
The previous day, the result of Cardinal George Pell’s trial and his guilty verdict was announced in Australia.
Our journalists had a media ban, so the news hadn’t hit most people, unless they had accessed overseas news via internet. It hit us hard. All the haters came out and the news was full of them.See our previous posts on why there is such hate for the Cardinal in this country:
See Part 1 published 2017: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2017/06/30/cardinal-george-pell-is-this-prophecy-about-him/
Part 2 published March 2019: https://remnantdisciplesjtm.com/2019/03/06/cardinal-pell-the-story-and-the-prophecy/
I guess if you follow in Jesus’ footsteps you will always have enemies, who don’t want to hear the Truth. This creates hate, lies, fear, then bribery, and false witnesses, imprisonment and death (physical or otherwise).
One of us volunteered to open the Bible (after a prayer to the Holy Spirit). It opened up at the story of “Death of John the Baptist” (NAB version). We couldn’t believe what we were hearing. We all felt the same.
The Bible story we read included the following themes:
A King – Herod, who broke the law regarding marrying his brother’s wife.
John the Baptist who boldly challenged the king of his crime.
A king, who didn’t like being told of his sin and so had John the Baptist put into custody, although he knew he was a holy man.
The king’s wife – who was part of the crime, held a grudge against John the Baptist
The wife asked for his head in revenge.
She hatched a plan and had someone else carry it out – because she knew Herod’s weaknesses.
The persecution and trial of Cardinal George Pell had similar themes.