Persecution, Attitudes To
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You will be hated by everyone because of My name. But the one who endures to the end will be delivered.
we labor, working with our own hands. When we are reviled, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it;
Therefore, we ourselves boast about you among God’s churches—about your endurance and faith in all the persecutions and afflictions you endure.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord’s coming is near.
Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us,
Finally, be strengthened by the Lord and by His vast strength. Put on the full armor of God so that you can stand against the tactics of the Devil. For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the world powers of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavens.read more.
This is why you must take up the full armor of God, so that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and having prepared everything, to take your stand. Stand, therefore,with truth like a belt around your waist,
righteousness like armor on your chest, and your feet sandaled with readiness
for the gospel of peace. In every situation take the shield of faith,
and with it you will be able to extinguish
all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation,
and the sword of the Spirit,
which is God’s word. Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints. Pray also for me, that the message may be given to me when I open my mouth to make known with boldness the mystery of the gospel. For this I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I might be bold enough in Him to speak as I should.
Resist him and be firm in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are being experienced by your fellow believers throughout the world.
You also possess endurance and have tolerated many things because of My name and have not grown weary.
Conduct yourselves honorably among the Gentiles, so that in a case where they speak against you as those who do what is evil, they will, by observing your good works, glorify God on the day of visitation.
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
Friends, do not avenge yourselves; instead, leave room for His wrath. For it is written: Vengeance belongs to Me; I will repay, says the Lord. ButIf your enemy is hungry, feed him.
If he is thirsty, give him something to drink.
For in so doing
you will be heaping fiery coals on his head.
For it is God’s will that you silence the ignorance of foolish people by doing good.
However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame.
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
For His anger lasts only a moment,
but His favor, a lifetime.
Weeping may spend the night,
but there is joy in the morning.
“You are blessed when they insult and persecute you and falsely say every kind of evil against you because of Me. Be glad and rejoice, because your reward is great in heaven. For that is how they persecuted the prophets who were before you.
You are blessed when people hate you,
when they exclude you, insult you,
and slander your name as evil
because of the Son of Man. “Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! Take note—your reward is great in heaven, for this is the way their ancestors used to treat the prophets.
Then they went out from the presence of the Sanhedrin, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to be dishonored on behalf of the Name.
Then the mob joined in the attack against them, and the chief magistrates stripped off their clothes and ordered them to be beaten with rods. After they had inflicted many blows on them, they threw them in jail, ordering the jailer to keep them securely guarded. Receiving such an order, he put them into the inner prison and secured their feet in the stocks.read more.
About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep.
Now I rejoice in my sufferings for you, and I am completing in my flesh what is lacking in Christ’s afflictions for His body, that is, the church.
You rejoice in this, though now for a short time you have had to struggle in various trials
?KhetBecause of the Lord’s faithful love
we do not perish,
for His mercies never end. They are new every morning;
great is Your faithfulness!
He rescued me from my powerful enemy
and from those who hated me,
for they were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my distress,
but the Lord was my support. He brought me out to a spacious place;
He rescued me because He delighted in me.
The Lord is good,
a stronghold in a day of distress;
He cares for those who take refuge in Him. But He will completely destroy Nineveh
with an overwhelming flood,
and He will chase His enemies into darkness.
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.
But you have followed my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, patience, love, and endurance, along with the persecutions and sufferings that came to me in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra. What persecutions I endured! Yet the Lord rescued me from them all.
Therefore, we may boldly say:The Lord is my helper;
I will not be afraid.
What can man do to me?
Because you have kept My command to endure, I will also keep you from the hour of testing that is going to come over the whole world to test those who live on the earth.
Your life should be free from the love of money. Be satisfied with what you have, for He Himself has said, I will never leave you or forsake you.
Even when I go through the darkest valley,
I fear no danger,
for You are with me;
Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me.
I will be with you
when you pass through the waters,
and when you pass through the rivers,
they will not overwhelm you.
You will not be scorched
when you walk through the fire,
and the flame will not burn you.
teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
I put my hope in You, Lord;
You will answer, Lord my God. For I said, “Don’t let them rejoice over me—
those who are arrogant toward me when I stumble.”
But I will look to the Lord;
I will wait for the God of my salvation.
My God will hear me. Do not rejoice over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will stand up;
though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.
Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay to help them? I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?”
Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.
but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.
since it is righteous for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you and to reward with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. This will take place at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels, taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don’t know God and on those who don’t obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying:The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom
of our Lord and of His Messiah,
and He will reign forever and ever!
I hereby issue a decree concerning what you must do, so that the elders of the Jews can rebuild the house of God:The cost is to be paid in full to these men out of the royal revenues from the taxes of the region west of the Euphrates River, so that the work will not stop.
I issue a decree that in all my royal dominion, people must tremble in fear before the God of Daniel:For He is the living God,
and He endures forever;
His kingdom will never be destroyed,
and His dominion has no end.
I will overturn royal thrones and destroy the power of the Gentile kingdoms. I will overturn chariots and their riders. Horses and their riders will fall, each by his brother’s sword. On that day”—this is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts—“I will take you, Zerubbabel son of Shealtiel, My servant”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“and make you like My signet ring, for I have chosen you.” This is the declaration of the Lord of Hosts.
and that is why I suffer these things. But I am not ashamed, because I know the One I have believed in and am persuaded that He is able to guard what has been entrusted to me until that day.
Don’t be afraid of what you are about to suffer. Look, the Devil is about to throw some of you into prison to test you, and you will have affliction for 10 days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
Then one of the elders asked me, “Who are these people robed in white, and where did they come from?” I said to him, “Sir, you know.”Then he told me: These are the ones coming out of the great tribulation.
They washed their robes and made them white
in the blood of the Lamb. For this reason they are before the throne of God,
and they serve Him day and night in His sanctuary.
The One seated on the throne will shelter them:read more.
They will no longer hunger;
they will no longer thirst;
the sun will no longer strike them,
nor will any heat. For the Lamb who is at the center of the throne
will shepherd them;
He will guide them to springs of living waters,
and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes.
They conquered him
by the blood of the Lamb
and by the word of their testimony,
for they did not love their lives
in the face of death.
For the choir director: according to “The Deer of the Dawn.” A Davidic psalm.My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?
Why are You so far from my deliverance
and from my words of groaning? My God, I cry by day, but You do not answer,
by night, yet I have no rest. But You are holy,
enthroned on the praises of Israel.read more.
Our fathers trusted in You;
they trusted, and You rescued them. They cried to You and were set free;
they trusted in You and were not disgraced. But I am a worm and not a man,
scorned by men and despised by people. Everyone who sees me mocks me;
they sneer and shake their heads: “He relies on the Lord;
let Him rescue him;
let the Lord deliver him,
since He takes pleasure in him.” You took me from the womb,
making me secure while at my mother’s breast. I was given over to You at birth;
You have been my God from my mother’s womb. Do not be far from me, because distress is near
and there is no one to help. Many bulls surround me;
strong ones of Bashan encircle me. They open their mouths against me—
lions, mauling and roaring. I am poured out like water,
and all my bones are disjointed;
my heart is like wax,
melting within me. My strength is dried up like baked clay;
my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth.
You put me into the dust of death. For dogs have surrounded me;
a gang of evildoers has closed in on me;
they pierced my hands and my feet. I can count all my bones;
people look and stare at me. They divided my garments among themselves,
and they cast lots for my clothing.
I gave My back to those who beat Me,
and My cheeks to those who tore out My beard.
I did not hide My face from scorn and spitting.
He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet He did not open His mouth.
Like a lamb led to the slaughter
and like a sheep silent before her shearers,
He did not open His mouth. He was taken away because of oppression and judgment;
and who considered His fate?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
He was struck because of my people’s rebellion. They made His grave with the wicked
and with a rich man at His death,
although He had done no violence
and had not spoken deceitfully.read more.
Yet the Lord was pleased to crush Him severely.
When You make Him a restitution offering,
He will see His seed, He will prolong His days,
and by His hand, the Lord’s pleasure will be accomplished. He will see it out of His anguish,
and He will be satisfied with His knowledge.
My righteous Servant will justify many,
and He will carry their iniquities. Therefore I will give Him the many as a portion,
and He will receive the mighty as spoil,
because He submitted Himself to death,
and was counted among the rebels;
yet He bore the sin of many
and interceded for the rebels.
Then he released Barabbas to them. But after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified. Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into headquarters and gathered the whole company around Him. They stripped Him and dressed Him in a scarlet military robe.read more.
They twisted together a crown of thorns, put it on His head, and placed a reed in His right hand. And they knelt down before Him and mocked Him: “Hail, King of the Jews!” Then they spit on Him, took the reed, and kept hitting Him on the head. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him away to crucify Him.
Then, willing to gratify the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. And after having Jesus flogged, he handed Him over to be crucified. Then the soldiers led Him away into the courtyard (that is, headquarters) and called the whole company together. They dressed Him in a purple robe, twisted together a crown of thorns, and put it on Him. read more.
And they began to salute Him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They kept hitting Him on the head with a reed and spitting on Him. Getting down on their knees, they were paying Him homage. When they had mocked Him, they stripped Him of the purple robe, put His clothes on Him, and led Him out to crucify Him.
For what credit is there if you sin and are punished, and you endure it? But when you do what is good and suffer, if you endure it, this brings favor with God. For you were called to this,
because Christ also suffered for you,
leaving you an example,
so that you should follow in His steps. He did not commit sin,
and no deceitwas found in His mouth;read more.
when He was reviled,
He did not revile in return;
when He was suffering,
He did not threaten
but entrusted Himself to the One who judges justly.
But even if you should suffer for righteousness, you are blessed. Do not fear what they fear or be disturbed, but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you. However, do this with gentleness and respect, keeping your conscience clear, so that when you are accused, those who denounce your Christian life will be put to shame. read more.
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God’s will, than for doing evil.
Instead, rejoice as you share in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may also rejoice with great joy at the revelation of His glory. If you are ridiculed for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
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- Endurance, Examples Of
- Forgiving Others Who Hurt You
- Hard Work And Perseverance
- Joy, Of The Church
- Keeping Christ's Commands
- Overcoming Adversity
- Patience In Hard Times
- Self Discipline
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