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Promises - Persecution

Discussion in 'Devotionals' started by Christ4Ever, Jul 15, 2017.

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  1. If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before [it hated] you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. (John 15:18-20)

    The believer in Christ should not shrink from suffering or persecution, but should take heart in the fact that his suffering is counted as due to Christ. For of course, the redeemed children will be the object of scorn and derision! The world despised and hated the most loving, caring, hospitable, and merciful man to ever walk the earth; if they should hate Him so, how can we not expect them to hate those who follow that man—Christ Jesus!

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  2. But, as we know too many people will do almost anything to avoid being persecuted. Jesus did not want to be persecuted either, but He was unwilling to compromise in order to avoid it... even it meant every single one of His followers:

    "From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him.
    Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?" John 6:66-67
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  3. I particular love the reply from Peter to our Lord "Simon Peter answered Him, "Lord, to whom shall we go? You have words of eternal life." John 6:68

    For truly, if life is what one seeks. Where else could one go and find it? Nowhere else but to Him who is our Creator, and Savior.

    Always a joy my brother!
    With the Love of Christ Jesus.
  4. Yes, Peter had the correct answer. He did not know all of the answers, but he knew the important one.
  5. Yes in deed he did my brother. We know where our enlightenment comes from too! :)

    Simon Peter answered and said, "You are the Christ, the Son of the living God." Jesus answered and said to him, "Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood has not revealed [this] to you, but My Father who is in heaven. Matthew 16:16-17
  6. I did not realize how bad it is around the world, we live in a buble here in America sort of speak. Jesus told us this would happen and it is, a lot of Americans have not idea because in general we do not face it, but its going on just as Jesus said it would

  7. Thank-you Brother for sharing. Prayed and will continue to pray for our brothers & sisters in Christ Jesus that they can be given strength to Stand!

    With the Love of Christ Jesus.

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