|Those who suffer...|
|Written by Jacob Chacko Kallara|
|Thursday, 11 February 2010 18:59|
"Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." - Matthew 5 V10
"If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified." - 2 Peter 4 V14
Those who are persecuted for the sake of Christ, the Bible calls them blessed. There were many who were martyred for Christ in the past and there will be many who will be martyred during the tribulation because they believe in Christ and God will reward each one of these who suffer and die for Christ. Christ died for us that we may have life, and when we suffer persecution or are even martyred, Christ is glorified. Stand firm in your faith in Christ and don't let the fear of reproach or persecution make you stumble, but let the King of Glory remind you of the greater love and sacrifice He displayed for our sake.
"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." - Jesus Christ