“Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.”
“Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven…” – Matthew 5:11-12
NEWSFLASH…it isn’t popular to be a Christian. Never has been and never will be. Since the beginning of time people have been betrayed and persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. Why would we think it would be different for us today? My friend, if you are living for God, have a testimony of your faith in Jesus Christ, and are effectively reaching others with the love of Christ, this world will HATE you!
Modern-day counterfeit Christianity paints a picture that we all can co-exist with the world, look like the world, act like the world, and blend in with the world and God is ok with that. Folks that is Satan’s counterfeit to the real thing! The Bible says, “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you…” – 2 Corinthians 6:17
Authentic Christianity will cause you to be hated, betrayed, lied on, and quite possibly persecuted. However, we can REJOICE knowing that this isn’t our home, we’re just passing through! What a joy it is to serve our Lord, and to suffer for HIS namesake! Stay faithful my friend! There is a reward waiting for you on the other side!