In 2015, a 90-year-old man in Washington DC got a phone call from Jamaica that said he’d won a $15 million lottery, and just needed to send $50,000 to cover the taxes. But when neither the man nor his wife sent the caller any money, the caller became abusive. He called back saying, “I’m going to kill you. I’m going to kill your husband. I’m going to set your house on fire. I’m not giving you any more warning.”
But as it turns out the old man he called was none other than William Webster, the former Director of the FBI and the CIA. (left photo) Webster then called his friends at the Bureau, who quickly found out the scammer’s name was a Mr. Keniel Thomas (right photo) and, suddenly, Mr. Thomas was a wanted man!
In 2017 Thomas made a trip to the USA, where he was immediately arrested. He has been tried and convicted of scamming and uttering death threats, and in January 2019 was given a 6-year prison sentence!
The scammer obviously didn’t know what he was in for when he started picking on Webster!
The same is true when unsaved people persecute one of God’s children. They don’t realize that in so doing they anger God Almighty! Truly, they DON’T know what they’re in for when the world persecutes God’s children.
So be strong in the Lord, dear Christian, and let God settle the accounts.
2 Thess. 1:6 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you;