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God’s Words will reap a harvest of followers from all nations, so all missionaries everywhere can be encouraged, even when facing seeming setbacks.

Psalms 86:8-9

8 There is none like you among the gods, O Lord, nor are there any works like yours.
9 All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall glorify your name.

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The power of Jesus’ life, words, and sacrifice changes everything for followers, as decisions, motivations, and actions undergo a continual transformation from deformation to reformation.

Titus 2:11-14

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, 12 training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, 13 waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works.

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A scientific paradigm based solely upon physics leaves mystery as to how God protected his followers in a fiery furnace. A scientific paradigm modeling the world as data and computation similar to virtual worlds, illuminates how God miraculously protected his faithful followers.

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Daniel 3

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the door of the burning fiery furnace; he declared, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, servants of the Most High God, come out, and come here!” Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego came out from the fire. 27 And the satraps, the prefects, the governors, and the king’s counselors gathered together and saw that the fire had not had any power over the bodies of those men. The hair of their heads was not singed, their cloaks were not harmed, and no smell of fire had come upon them. 28 Nebuchadnezzar answered and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, and set aside the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies rather than serve and worship any god except their own God.

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Imitating Jesus and his true followers goes beyond external acts, words, and appearances to also encompassing underlying character and inner convictions, to be solid examples able to gracefully withstand opposition.

1 Thessalonians 1:4-7

4 For we know, brothers loved by God, that he has chosen you, 5 because our gospel came to you not only in word, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction. You know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. 6 And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit, 7 so that you became an example to all the believers in Macedonia and in Achaia.

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