PERSECUTION

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And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved. (Mark 13:13)

Jesus Says;
John 15:18-25 NKJV
“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. [19] If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. [20] Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. [21] But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. [22] If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. [23] He who hates Me hates My Father also. [24] If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. [25] But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’

Even as we take on the identity of the One Whom we love, so will the world come to despise us even as it despised Jesus Christ. He entered the world and laid down His life to save us. He was mocked, scorned, and afflicted in our place.

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We ought to expect no less vile action from the world and its evil, wicked corruption. Yet for Him Who overcomes and perseveres in the strength of His God-granted faith, we shall receive, eternal and abundant life. Rejoice therefore in your suffering as it works for you a far more exceeding weight of glory!

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