The Persecuted Bride

Blessed with faith

That sees beyond this earth

She marches on for CHRIST

For Whom she is dying!

These are the heroes and heroines

Of faith we marvel at

With fear and trembling

For their strength and courage


Void of earthly power and might

She surrenders her life

As a true sacrifice

Not I, but Christ,

Him I won’t deny

To die for Him is gain

She faces her persecutors

With the power of faith


Strip of all earthly possessions

She holds unto the hope

Of eternal salvation

Her promise of today

And reality of her tomorrow

She marches on saying,

Not I but Christ

Carrying her cross


She crosses the Jordan River

Comfort wipes her tears away

As she walks in the presence

Of the Light –YAHSHUA

For her He waits

Well done My faithful servant

With a victor’s crown

You are rewarded!


Lord, teach us to remember

Her in our prayers

For these heroes and heroines

Are our brothers and sisters

Displaying faithfulness

For us to follow until someday

We too will walk on their footprints

And cross the River Jordan

To our eternity!

Author: Jacinta da Cruz Rodgers

I have been committed to teaching the truth of the Word of God beginning with Trans World Radio on Bonaire, N.A and Swaziland, Africa (1969-1980), then through churches in the United States in both English and Portuguese and then through ministry in Israel (2005-2006). This ministry continues through local Bible studies and outreach to the world via the internet. I have written a book about my life from that of an orphan in Brazil to missionary in 5 countries. You can find out more on the "Book" page of our blog site.

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