If you are going to stand for the truth that Jesus Christ is the way the truth and the life and that God is calling all to repent in Jesus Christ , you will either be hated or loved.The former will be more widespread.HATRED.
Be prepared to be called names because Jesus was called names for the word of GOd.
Be prepared to be beaten because Jesus was also beaten.
Be prepared to flee from men because Jesus had to run away when men wanted to stone him.
If it happened to Jesus it will happen to who follows Jesus.
Jesus put it aptly
Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. John 15:20
He said REMEMBER. Do not forget that fact .
In these last days many fearful, painful events will bedevil the world in humongous proportions that people will blaspheme God.
Rev 16:11 And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds.
SO when you tell guys that these events are happening to call us to repentance many will refuse to repent but some will.
IN the end those who refuse to REPENT will follow the Antichrist like those who followed the Pharisees and Roman Soldiers and Caesar in persecuting and killing early Christians.
So History will repeat itself Yet history will end with Jesus coming triumphant with all his saints that were killed by the Antichrist regime because of their word of their testimony that Jesus Christ is THE LORD.
What happened in Japan is just a tip of the iceberg. GREAT EARTHQUAKES , GREAT HURRICANES, GREAT TSUNAMIS, GREAT DROUGHTS , GREAT WARS, GREAT DECEPTION, GREAT PREACHING OF THE TRUE GOSPEL, GREAT HATRED OF THE GOSPEL , GREAT DEPRESSION are on course NOW.
The last days is the climax of all aspects of society.
SO BE PREPARED FOR HATRED AND ABUSE FOR STANDING FOR GOD’S WORD THAT IS INCREASING AND WILL INCREASE.REJOICE AND BE EXCEEDING GLAD FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN.
Below are the false accusations and names they called Jesus and the Apostles and hence they will call you who follows Jesus and keep the commandments of God.
This happened during the Reformation and even the early church where the Catholic Church and Pharisees killed believers in the name of God.Jesus prophesied it it happened, happens and will happen until he returns.
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended.
They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. John 16:1-2
1.BLASPHEMER, HERETIC ,
And, behold, certain of the scribes said within themselves, This man blasphemeth. Matt 9:3
For John the Baptist came neither eating bread nor drinking wine; and ye say, He hath a devil.Luke 7:33
JESUS WAS CALLED A GLUTTON, WINE BIBBER (DRUNKARD); THE APOSTLES WERE CALLED DRUNKARDS
The Son of man is come eating and drinking; and ye say, Behold a gluttonous man, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners! Luke 7:34
Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine. Acts 2:13
JESUS WAS CALLED DEMON POSSESSED AND GOT A RACIST ABUSE …TODAY IT IS RACIST ABUSES LIKE JEWISH SUPREMACIST for standing for truth on the issue of Israel and for calling the Middle East Peace Process a LIE
Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil? John 8:48
JESUS WAS CALLED MAD; PAUL WAS CALLED MAD
And many of them said, He hath a devil, and is mad; why hear ye him? John 10:20
And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.Acts 26:24
JESUS WAS CALLED A PERVERT AND TAX REBEL
And they began to accuse him, saying, We found this fellow perverting the nation, and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar, saying that he himself is Christ a King.Luke 23:2
PAUL WAS CALLED A PESTILENT AND SEDITION MONGER/ WARMONGER
For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of the Nazarenes:Acts 24:5
JESUS WAS CALLED A DECEIVER
And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. John 7:12
JESUS WAS CALLED A SABBATH VIOLATER …TODAY SUNDAY VIOLATORS/ TITHE VIOLATORS
Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them.John 9:16
Others not in the Bible but present today:
1. Mentally handicapped, Retarded
I think that will do but as Christians we will not respond to such abuses with hatred or abuse but with the word of God .WE will forgive those who falsely accuse us in these last days for standing for what God’s word says .
WE will repent all our sins which we may commit.
Jesus went through it , we are not greater than Jesus our Lord.Yet despite that persecution we choose joy ;we choose to rejoice and be exceeding glad.