Practice Listening to and Heeding the Spirit, and Prepare to Receive Much … And Yes, Along with Persecution

“Truly I tell you,” Jesus replied, “no one who has left home or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or fields for me and the gospel will fail to receive a hundred times as much in this present age: homes, brothers, sisters, mothers, children and fields—along with persecutions—and in the age to come eternal life.” (Mar 10:29-30)

If you are being persecuted, then consider it joy because you are both resisting the enemy and paying any penalties now, before the coming kingdom.

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 5:10)

Those who are living an easy life now will have to bare their persecutions during the millennial kingdom, while those suffering now will then be free, whole, and full of light during the Lord’s reign.

But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. (Mat 5:44)

Do not be strong but meek, yielding to the Lord.

That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong. (2 Cor 12:10)

Blessed are you when people hate you,
when they exclude you and insult you
and reject your name as evil,
because of the Son of Man.

(Luke 6:22)

Persecution suffered right now is truly joy. Count it all joy and keep looking up, your redemption draweth nigh.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. (Romans 12:14)

Hang in there. Only one more year to go.

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