Being Persecuted

Jesus warns us we will be persecuted for our faith in Him. Especially we are now noticing it is getting harder and harder to witness the truth about Jesus in these times. Including reaching out to other Christians who believe you can pick and choose what you want in the bible. There excuse is that there are bad translations. The original text is 100% accurate. The bible warns about people with itching ears. They are drawn to teachers that teach what they want to hear. Some truths are hard, but in the long run obeying them makes life a lot easier than disobeying them.

John 15:18-20.
Just remember, when the unbelieving world hates you, they first hated me. If you give your allegiance to the world, they would love you and welcome you as their own. But because you won’t align yourself with the values of this world, they will hate you. I have chosen you and taken you out of the world to be mine. So remember what I taught you, that a servant isn’t superior to his master. And since they persecuted me, they will also persecute you.

Jesus also assure us that our reward will be great in the Kingdom of Heaven.

Matthew 5:10. How enriched you are when you bear the wounds of being persecuted for doing what is right!…

Matthew 5: 11-12. How ecstatic you can be when people insult and persecute you and speak all kinds of cruel lies about you because of your love for me! So leap for joy – since your heavenly reward is great. For you are being rejected the same way the prophets were before you.

So hang in there when you are being tried and tested. When you are in heaven you are going to be so amazed that God will reward you far more than you suffered for Him.