April 24th, 2018
Hatred Should Come as No Surprise
John 15:18 (KJB) If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
Jesus Christ told His spiritual family they would be hated and hounded in this world. If you identify in a personal relationship with God through faith placed in the finished work of His Son Jesus Christ, then you should expect to be hated in this world.
In fact, this world readily chooses to love sin and to despise the truths of God because their perception is naturally twisted and backward and far from the perfect viewpoint of God.
No person who professes a personal relationship with God should determine the spiritual atmosphere and flavor of his or her life will be different than the hate, persecution, and harassment Jesus Christ faced when He was present for a short time in this wicked world.
Certainly, this eye-opening and heartrending perspective from God allows every professing Christian to expect times of being hated and derided as they determine to represent His Son Jesus Christ as they sojourn a short time in this wicked world.