bear witness. So keep this in mind: do not worry in advance about what to answer, for I will give you words and wisdom that
none of your opponents will be able to withstand or contradict. You will be betrayed even by parents, and brothers, by relatives and friends,
and some of you will be put to death. But even though you are hated by all for my name’s sake, not a hair of your head will perish. By your
patient and endurance you will save your souls.
Discipleship could be very messy indeed.
It is not just spending beautiful time with the
Lord or living a life in harmony with the whole
world. For God’s adversary is real and very active in
society. The devil too has his minions. And since
they are clever and astute in the things of the earth,
they seize worldly power and authority in order
to persecute God’s own. And so, the possibility
of waging war with the unjust structures that the
devil architected in this world is real. And what
is the price? Persecution, betrayal, suffering and
lots of sacrifice. Yet in all of these, God’s promise of
help abides. He will never abandon His own. When all
seems to be lost and hope is a scarce commodity, our
patience and endurance will save us. For God’s
promise never fails.
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