"....Someone very wise said, When it comes to serving the Lord and doing Gods will in this hostile anti Jesus, anti Christian times, expect to be hated. Expect to be withstood. Expect to be persecuted. Expect to be spit upon. Expect to be rejected. Expect to be mocked, laughed at and constantly put down. Expect to be harassed and hissed at by hearts in which the Serpent is coiled up inside. Expect to lay down your life for the gospel....And when your heart is set and ready for this kind of treatment and yet you still get off your seat and put your hand to the plow of the work God has called you to knowing the heavy cost, THEN YOU ARE THE STRONG IN THE LORD. YOU ARE HIS REAL WARRIOR for so did the Peter and Paul.
Jesus lovingly told both Peter and Paul before he sent them out on
their missions just how rough the road was going to be and get for them.
He did not withhold this info from them but told them exactly what they
would be facing for His names sake. He says very similar words to us
today as the spirit of anti Christ is becoming more embodied upon the
earth. But if you seek the fame of human applause only. If you want to
praised and worshiped like the rock stars and experience only love,
praise from people and not persecution, your in the wrong line of
work for the days ahead on earth..
Now this does not mean all will be weary and dreary. For our Lord
told us that when we see all the bad that he foretold would happen on
earth in the last days arriving, he did not say go run and climb the
trees with the monkeys and act like animals gone wild. He said, LOOK UP
AND BE EXCEEDINGLY GLAD for your redemption draweth nigh....And even St
Peter knowing any day he could be taken by enemy hands and persecuted
unto death for living for and loving Jesus, he wrote of rejoicing with
joy unspeakable full of glory......And Paul also learned and wrote that
Jesus comforts us in all our tribulations. Thank God he did then and
does now and shall do tomorrow....Amen
After Jesus informed St Peter that serving Him was eventually
going to cost him his physical life on earth from the hands of the blind, of the hate filled and from
persecution....Jesus said., " Even so Peter Obey and Follow me
On....Onward Christian Soldier No Matter What.....FOR INCREDIBLY GREAT
IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN ".....DENO.....AMERICA FOUNDED BY BELIEVERS FOR
In the pic Jesus was entering Jerusalem being loved
and praised as Hosanna in the highest. A couple of days later the same
people turned on him and voted him to be Crucified....The Father told
His Son as he was on the donkey headed to his passion in just a few
short days....Even what he says to us today....EVEN SO "ONWARD.