Anyone who truly gives their life to the Lord
Jesus will suffer persecution.
The Lord Jesus says in John 16:33 ‘I have told you these
things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will
have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.’
This is my mikehill4jesus Prayer Garden
As a Witness for the Lord Jesus Christ, I suffer a lot of
mental and social abuse from those who hate my Lord Jesus and
Me. Therefore, it's good to have a place for certain prayers,
reflection, bible study and meditation. All Visitors are greatly
effected and become peaceful.
Persecution is unfair or abusive treatment toward a person or
group of people, such as the persecution of someone who is
different by calling him or her rude names and making threats.
The noun persecution is related to persecute, which comes
from Latin persecut-, meaning “followed with hostility.”
Persecution means hassling or singling out a person or group
because of race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation,
gender, or social status.
The Lord Jesus suffered persecution. He voluntarily submitted
to it. He was patient while under it. As He said above, those as
described in John 14:23, his spiritually converted Disciples,
may expect it.
His spiritually converted Disciples suffer it for the sake of
God. Their persecution, is a persecution of the Lord Jesus. To
repeat because it's important. All that live godly in Christ,
Why is there persecution?
It originates in the
persecutors ignorance of God and Christ Jesus and their hatred
of them. Hatred of the Gospel of Jesus. Pride! Mistaken zeal. It
is inconsistent with the spirit of the Gospel in that even some
Christians persecute others. Humans by nature are addicted to
it. Preachers of the Gospel, like Mike Hill, are subject to it
for no valid reason; some unto death. God does not forsake the
true disciples who are under persecution, in fact, he delivers
them out of it. Persecution cannot separate the true Disciple
from the Lord Jesus Christ. Lawful means may be used to enable
them to escape it.
Disciples suffering persecution should. Commit
themselves to God. Exhibit patience. Rejoice. Glorify God. Pray
for deliverance. Pray for those inflicting the persecution.
Return blessings for the persecution. The hope of future
blessings supports those who are under it. They are blessed for
enduring it for Christ's sake. They pray for those suffering
persecution. Hypocrites, those who claim to belong to God, but
they don't love and obey the Lord Jesus, cannot endure it and
would even deny loving Jesus in order to avoid it. False
teachers of Christianity shrink from it.
Are addicted to persecuting others and are active in it, even
encouraging others to do it. In fact they rejoice in its
success! However, they are punished for doing the persecution.