Josh Hershberger, the assistant pastor at my church, preached this past Sunday night and delivered an excellent message. In his message he included something called “The Martyr’s Code” which impressed upon me the true drive, submission, and commitment we need to have to our Lord Jesus Christ.
I had never heard or read this before, and so wanted to share it with you. I pray it blesses you & draws you closer to the Lord. Regarding personal finances, let me just say that the greater we commit to loving and submitting to the Lord, in finances and all other areas of our lives, the more He will bless us according to His will.
The Martyr’s Code
“Today, I stand as a dead man. I declare that in Jesus Christ, I am saved by His Blood, and thus I am dead to sin, no longer dead in my sin.
Today, I stand and declare that I surrender my will and my life to His will and His life.
I shall go where He sends me, without asking questions.
I shall go to whomsoever He sends me, without seeking fame.
I shall preach to everyone, even if they hate me.
I am an Ambassador of the Cross, and must deliver the Message.
I shall pour out my life to reach my family, my friends, my neighbors, and my city.
I embrace the shame of the Cross, and I fear nothing but God.
I welcome suffering, shame, persecution, beatings, imprisonment and death, but I will not be silenced.
This is my city. I dare not do less.”
– Unknown Author