"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. ~ John 14:27"

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The World’s Hatred

“If the world hates you, remember that it hated Me first.  The world would love you as one of its own if you belonged to it, but you are no longer part of the world. I chose you to come out of the world, so it hates you.  Do you remember what I told you? ‘A slave is not greater than the master.’ Since they persecuted Me, naturally they will persecute you. And if they had listened to Me, they would listen to you.  They will do all this to you because of Me, for they have rejected the One who sent Me.  They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin.  Anyone who hates Me also hates My Father.  If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate Me and My Father.  This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated Me without cause.’
“But I will send you the Advocate—the Spirit of truth. He will come to you from the Father and will testify all about Me. And you must also testify about Me because you have been with Me from the beginning of My ministry.
John 15:18-27

I just love this passage.  I had to highlight the part about Him choosing us… I will explain more on that tomorrow.

This whole passage is so amazing, yet it is so scary, but it jut shows that from the beginning, there have been people out there trying to make us deny our Lord, to turn from Him, not follow Him.  They don’t believe so they think they can persecute those of us who do.  Our Father will always be with us, and He will carry us through.  He never told us it would be easy (a reminder to myself) and never said there wouldn’t be tears, heartache, loss and pain if we followed Him.  He did promise that He will get us through it, that we will win in the end!  So, we all need to put on our Armor, stand strong and firm in this battle.  This will be the strongest fight we have ever had to deal with! 

I don’t even want to get into what all I am meaning by battle, there are too many battles out there, in our homes, in our towns, states, country, in this world.  So as long as you have your Armor on and trust in His word, get out there and tell others and testify!
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Endu Girl said...

wow...so touching..
tq sist in Christ..God Bless u always...

Nicole said...

Thank you. =)

God Bless you too!!!

Desiray said...

We can have every religion in the world but the moment you say the word Jesus Christ people go crazy, they hate you. Why do we treat His name so badly we don't do it to other religions out here.

One day the world will give an account I pray God has Mercy on their souls

Nicole said...

I know! It is just so sad. I pray the same thing sis. Love ya!


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