There is this growing intolerance of the truths of God’s Word, and growing persecution of those who cling to these truths. It was in this type of culture and conflict that Jesus is addressing the church at Smyrna.

The motto of the Marine Corps is “Semper Fi”, short for Semper Fidelis. It’s a Latin phrase for Always Faithful, or Faithful to the End. It signifies the dedication and faithfulness that individual Marines are expected to have to The Corps and to their fellow fighting men and women.

As we see the gathering storm against those who confess Christ, will you be fearless in the midst of persecution, and faithful to the end and be a conqueror because of your living hope in Jesus Christ?