Posts Tagged ‘ Persecution ’

VerseD: Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
Matthew 5:10, ESV

You are blessed to be considered worthy to suffer as our Lord. If you are truly persecuted for faith in Christ, you are in the Kingdom.

VerseD: 1 Peter 4:16

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name.
1 Peter 4:16, ESV

If we truly are persecuted for our faith and the Gospel, we are counted as worthy to suffer as our Lord.

Remember, they are persecuting Jesus. We are merely His ambassadors.

VerseD: 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves; we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed;
2 CORINTHIANS 4:7‭-‬9, NASB

God has chosen to dwell in us by the Holy Spirit. The world hates God, but we know He ultimately wins. Do not fear the world.

VerseD: James 1:12

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
James 1:12, ESV

Temptations, persecution, mocking, and struggles and worries will come our way. If we trust God and hold firm, they may not touch us, or they will bring us to Him all the quicker. Either way, they will not stop us!

VerseD: Romans 8:37

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
Romans 8:37 ESV

Do not be deceived.

We are not promised victory in all of our endeavors. We are promised victory over sin, sadness, and unforgiveness and fear as we encounter temptation, troubles, and persecution.

VerseD: James 1:2-3

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness.
James 1:2‭-‬3, ESV

Most problems are not strictly attacks from the Devil. Rather, some are testing of our faith, some are discipline to help us grow, and some are merely our own actions.

Learn and grow through all of them (even the devil attacks).

VerseD: Luke 6:27-28

“But I say to you who hear, Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who abuse you.
Luke 6:27‭-‬28, ESV

Vengeance belongs to the Lord. Also, it is easier to share the gospel with others when they see us loving those who mistreat us.