Doesnt the Word say,'that all that live Godly,in this world,shall suffer
persecution' ? from the time we exchanged our life for His Life,......
Then persecution really starts then.
Arn't we in a battle field,..Satan and all his angels / demons come after us with a full force,to kill, still,destroy,...as soon as we turn to the Lord ?
But at the same time,if we abide IN Him, cleave to the Lord, Isn't He working a far greater work in us ?
,....the FRUITS of His Spirit,..Love,joy,long suffering,gentleness,..so forth and so on.,....His image !
( 2Cor.4:17)....really all of chapters 4 and 5 ,
But we can draw back,...( Heb.10:38-39),if we don't want hurt,..suffer. Doesn't it take a death to have a resurrection in our lives ?
We may come into heavier persecution later,...but what about ,...the persecution now that will help to prepare us for the next ,...maybe harder
persecution that is comming ?
*David,...before he killed Galiuth,...the bear and the lion came out of the woods.
* Paul,...was persecuted much before he excepted death.
* and consider many, many more,..who chose to suffer.
only in Him and for His Great Names sake,