2. Jesus promises that His followers will be persecuted
The reality of persecution shouldn’t surprise us. We live as Christians in a world that is hostile to the Gospel, and Jesus promises us that persecution will come:
“If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first…If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also” John 15:18,20.
As we call people out of the kingdom of darkness into God’s light, there is going to be rejection because people don’t want their sin to be exposed. Many will reject the message and the messenger.
But God will still grow His Kingdom!
LIFT UP your prayers today for Christians suffering for their allegiance to Christ.