Persecution When We Follow Jesus!!!

Follow Jesus he will protect you

Have A Wonderful & Blessed Day!!! Persecution He Warned Us!!!

James 4:4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
James 4:5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
2Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

Often Times When We As The Children Of God Get Up And Start Working For Our Beloved Father We Are Willing To Stand Tall, Even Willing To Be Shot At, Then Someone Laughs At Us, Mocks Us, And We Crumble; Peer pressure in young people is powerful, and we all are young at heart in this matter. But one of the largest cult today is the cult of conformity. We want to fit in. And if we try to stand out at all we end up the butt of the joke. The world prefers to mock not understand Jesus, His church, and His people. They prefer to hate him and all things about our Precious Jesus. Sadly many of the Lord’s children want to fit in on both sides, but we all must choose sides and accept that many will laugh at our standards and beliefs. Ultimately we must choose who we are trying to please-God or man. We also must decide what is more important to keep in good standing, our testimony or our standing in the world.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
John 15:19 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.
John 15:20 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 15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.

If you are not facing ridicule as a believer, you must not be taking your stand in the right ways. “All who live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.” It’s a privilege to be persecuted. In John 15:20 Jesus is telling us: “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”.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. Yes, I am a sold out servant for Jesus Christ, and I sure do not feel like a fool or weak in anyway. I feel sorry for those who choose to be the fool of the devil! Some say “Christians are weak they have to depend on God”, well I don’t feel trusting on the Savior he who paid my sin debt in full, he who overcame death, he who loved us before we loved him, the King of kings, the Mighty God as being weak. I feel trusting in the things of this world, the “Crowd” as being weak, afraid to tell the multitude “Hey crowd I am leaving you all and trusting Jesus”. Many refuse to do that because they are weak and afraid.

How to respond to ridicule: Remember the cause of ridicule. It is very reasonable, when you look at the evidence, to believe the Bible is the Word of God. The Bible is a miracle in its origination, its preservation, its circulation, and its application. There’s the testimony of its scientific accuracy, its prophetic accuracy, the creation proof. It’s a very reasonable faith. But when the world cannot reason you out of believing the Bible they will try to ridicule you out of believing. When they can’t logically explain you out believing they will try to laugh you out of believing. It is better not to stand and argue all it does is make us and the non-believer look foolish, and we don’t want to give them what they want.
Incidentally, if ever you hear something which sounds unbelievable consider checking it out before you believe it! I have been caught hearing something saying it before checking it out. We need to be very careful the world is lost, sinful, disgusting but not stupid. They also try to anger us some of the things they will say against our Lord is awful. Remember the character of those doing the ridiculing. We are known not only by the friends that we make but by the enemies that we make. There’s something wrong the Christian that no one is laughing at.

Remember our Lord was laughed at, he tells us to love our enemies. If Our Lord was laughed at and mocked I believe we can take a bit of laughing and mocking. How long are we here in comparison to eternity? Lets let them have their fun now they are running out of time. This is there fun now then eternity. While we are in eternity with Our Lord unless they come to salvation they sure will not be laughing anymore. Lets pray for each of these mockers, scorners, worldly lost on their way to hell enemies.

Matthew 10:20 For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
Matthew 10:21 And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.
Matthew 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 10:23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

TAKE MY LIFE AND LET IT BE
Take my life, and let it be consecrated, Lord, to Thee.
Take my moments and my days; let them flow in ceaseless praise.
Take my hands, and let them move at the impulse of Thy love.
Take my feet, and let them be swift and beautiful for Thee.
Take my voice, and let me sing always, only, for my King.
Take my lips, and let them be filled with messages from Thee.
Take my silver and my gold; not a mite would I withhold.
Take my intellect, and use every power as Thou shalt choose.
Take my will, and make it Thine; it shall be no longer mine.
Take my heart, it is Thine own; it shall be Thy royal throne.
Take my love, my Lord, I pour at Thy feet its treasure store.
Take myself, and I will be ever, only, all for Thee.
TO GOD BE THE GLORY
To God be the glory, great things he has done;
so loved he the world that he gave us his Son,
who yielded his life an atonement for sin,
and opened the lifegate that we may go in.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory; great things he has done.
O perfect redemption, the purchase of blood,
to every believer the promise of God;
the vilest offender who truly believes,
that moment from Jesus a pardon receives.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory; great things he has done.
Great things he has taught us, great things he has done,
and great our rejoicing through Jesus the Son;
but purer and higher and greater will be
our wonder, our gladness, when Jesus we see.
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the earth hear his voice!
Praise the Lord, praise the Lord; let the people rejoice!
O come to the Father through Jesus the Son,
and give him the glory; great things he has done.
Love and Prayers
Cheryl

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