10Blessed are they whiach are persesuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.12Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5: 10-12.
Persecuted for Righteousness!
It never ceases to amaze me how people (Professing Christians) pervert the truth to keep the peace. Jesus said follow me! Paul said imitate me as I imitate Christ! Have you read what happened to the other apostles who followed Jesus? They were all persecuted! If you are following in the footsteps of the saviour of this world then you will know of persecution.
JOHN 15:20
Persecution is what the Christian soldier is to expect in this world if they are to follow Jesus the Christ. Those that hate the truth will hate those that walk in it, but this is a time for the Christian soldier to rejoice knowing that their persecutions are because they walk in the light. Jesus said that even our own loved ones (family members) will persecute you, hate you!...Why?...Because they cannot bear to be exposed by the light of truth that their deeds may be manifest. This I have experienced first hand, in showing love to my family by warning of the wrath to come and telling of the joy and walking with Jesus my own family have scorned me. But brethren let us rejoice for there is one who has saved us from eternal persecutions, halleluyah!
9Persecuted, but not forsaken: cast down, but not destroyed; 10Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. 2 Corinthians 4:9.

Brethren, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Matthew 4:4. Walk not the easy road to perdition (Hellfire) but walk ye on the narrow path that leads to life eternal, suffer the persecutions of being a child of God and rejoice in them for short they will be....Amen.

27But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him. 28And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. 29If ye know that he is righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousness is born of him. 1 JOHN 2: 27-29.
M.Henderson 15/05/2003. No.3
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