Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues; And ye shall be brought before governors and kings for my sake, for a testimony against them and the Gentiles. But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you. Matthew 10:16-20
The Christian walk is not going to be an easy walk, as Jesus said “ I will send you forth as sheep among wolves” What happens to sheep when they are around wolves? They get stalked, harassed, and devoured. Don’t expect as a Born Again Christian to walk among this dark world and not be harassed or devoured by demonic forces. Remember we are in a spiritual warfare , its important you remember your armor, your sword (the BIble) and be filled with the Holy Spirit
Jesus said “Take no thought when how or what you should say” Often when we are afraid to evangelize to people or speak up against evil, because we are afraid we won’t know what to say. Jesus said God will give you the words to speak by the Holy Spirit. God will use you as a vessel for his Kingdom, it’s just important you have faith and obedience
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. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. 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. The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his lord. It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household? Matthew 10:21-25
You may even be hated by your own family for being a disciple of Christ, the world hates the real Jesus, therefore the world will hate you also. Darkness hates the Light, evil hates good, therefore anyone who is a Born Again Christian will be hated by the world because Satan controls the world. But as Jesus said “Those who endure to the end, shall be saved” Put your faith in Christ , your eternal victory and hope!
The disciple is not above his master, you are not greater than Jesus Christ, therefore why do you expect to be treated better than him? How was Christ treated? He was mocked, spit upon, beaten, and eventually crucified. Why? Because the world hates God and hates truth and light. Put on the armor of God (Ephesians 6) because you are in a spiritual war for your soul. Those who endure till the end shall be saved in Jesus name Amen!
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