By Arthur Owiti
Jesus promised us a blessing that we are blessed when we are reviled for the sake of righteousness for the sake of his name, the Word of God, truth, for the prophets of old went through the same persecutions and false accusations.He told us these things in advance so that we CAN FORGIVE THOSE WHO WILL DO THESE THINGS AGAINST US and that we may be comforted in these last days.
A look from the Scriptures reveals how true prophets were falsely accused, despised, hated and killed
What is so interesting is that at the time when the prophets prophesied, people called the true prophets false and the false prophets true prophets.
According to the majority the truth was what the y wanted to hear that they were alright when there was actually injustce and hatred and lies in the land. Not any different from today’s scenario.
Yet this was not about the prophets but about God and his love for mankind.THe prophets died but the Word of God they delivered did not die and endures forever.That is why the prophecies of Jesus came to pass even though those who prophesied his coming were not present in the world at that time to receive him.
And this is why the End time prophetic scriptures are being fulfilled today and will be fully fulfilled because it is the Word of God.IT never fails .Whether they silence those who are declaring the End time warnings and those diligent Watchmen from America to Asia to Africa who are shouting to all to repent and prepare to endure to the end,they cannot silence the word of God .
Yet watchmen , prophets, wise men are mostly rejected because since the fall of man, man is naturally inclined to love lies and hate truth.Thus ,in the olden days,those who spoke the truth were hated and rejected because they spoke anathemas to the ears of many,only the broken in heart heard and repented like Nineveh.
1. Moses was rejected by the people
Not only did Korah lead a rebellion against Moses that led to his demise , Miriam ,his own sister despised her brother.In all those cases God punished those that spoke against Moses .Moses unforgiveness and bitterns made him miss the promised land.
2. Micaiah was slapped and later imprisoned for prophesying God’s word
After delivering the message of the Lord , Zedekiah another prophet slapped Micaiah on the basis that Micaiah ‘s prophecy meant that God had not spoken to Zedekiah and that was detrimental to Zedekiah’s position as a prophet and his good relation with the King.
Yet despite all his suffering the word of God came to pass and Micaiah was right.
. 3. Amos was called a “Conspiracy Theorist “
The priest called Amaziah in the king’s court branded Amos one who had come to Bethel , Israel to foment a conspiracy against the King. Amos pronounced a prophecy against him which came to pass as the prophecy against Israel also was fulfilled proving that Amos spoke the word of the Lord.
Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel, saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.Amos 7:10
Interesting to note that the words of Amos were enough to earn him a false accusation and false incrimination of being treasonous.This is what will happen to believers in these last days whose testimony of the word of God will be considered treasonous and too heavy for the world to bear.
And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.Rev 11:10
We are rejoice and are encouraged by Amos’ example as today the world (both religious and secular ) label Christians who believe in the Endtimes , Christotaliban, Conspiracy nuts, Militants and Bigots etc.The servant is not greater than the Master and so we sojourn without lifting a gun to kill anyone ,yet continually declaring the word of God, as it is written in the KJV Holy BIble.
4. Jeremiah’s writings were Banned and Burned
Once Jeremiah had written a message from the Lord to the King.Instead of the King repenting he chose to burn the letter in fire.Yet the burning did not destroy the truth of that message for it was fulfilled because it was the word of God
So the king sent Jehudi to fetch the roll: and he took it out of Elishama the scribe’s chamber. And Jehudi read it in the ears of the king, and in the ears of all the princes which stood beside the king.
Now the king sat in the winterhouse in the ninth month: and [there was a fire] on the hearth burning before him. and his judgment against Judah.And it came to pass, [that] when Jehudi had read three or four leaves, he cut it with the penknife, and cast [it] into the fire that [was] on the hearth, until all the roll was consumed in the fire that [was] on the hearth.Jer 36:21-23
On the Internet you find websites that speak about true End times prophecy of the Antichrist government,Israel and the Endtimes, the Apostasy in the church and tribulation for the saints will and have been slowly earmarked for banning and burning.If the DHS calls Christians who believe in End Times…DOMESTIC TERRORISTS/ THREATS TO NATIONAL SECURITY what else do we need to prove that writings about the endtimes or preaching about the return of Jesus is a national security threat.
Preaching about End times is also preaching about Jesus because it is the good news about his return after all the sorrow and suffering we will go through under the Antichrist rule.
Yet this will be called ‘cyber warfare. Preaching against Islam will also be called cyber warfare hence a Christian who elucidates on the truth about Islam’s Antichrist roots and Antichrist doctrines in most churches , will be called ..yes you guessed that right, a cyber terrorist whose site should be shut down, if it is popular.
TO BELIEVE IN THE END TIME PROPHECIES IS TO BELIEVE IN THE WORD OF GOD BECAUSE THE WORD OF GOD CLEARLY SPELLS OUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN AND HOW IT WILL HAPPEN IN THE END. “IT IS WRITTEN” IS THE SURE AUTHORITY.
Carry the false accusations with joy as your eyes are fixed unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.