A real sign of you being a real disciple of JESUS CHRIST is not money, fame, prosperity, and the abundance of material possessions you possess, for a real sign of you being a real disciple of JESUS CHRIST is “PERSECUTION!”
(2 Timothy 3:10-13) But you have fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience, Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
All that live GODLY in CHRIST JESUS shall suffer persecution, but the only reason many of you so called Christians, Jews, Catholics, Hebrew Israelite’s, and church folks are not suffering real persecution for the sake of the gospel of JESUS CHRIST, is because not many of you are really living the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST, teaching the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST, or preaching the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST.
For you will never suffer real persecution as long as your living, preaching, and teaching the watered down prosperity gospel.
You will never suffer real persecution as long as you are compromising the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST for the sake of money, fame, material possessions, Christian get rich quick schemes, and the false prosperity gospel.
You will never suffer real persecution as long as you are living religious lies made to look like the truth.
You will never suffer real persecution as long as you are holding on to the traditions of men, and playing church as usual, like every other mechanical Christian robot does!~
Brothers and sisters, you don’t have to worry about being persecuted for the sake of the true gospel of JESUS CHRIST in this hypocritical country called America, because the majority of Americans do not live, preach, or teach the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST in America.
Because in America, “America” is big business, politics is big business, and religion is big business, but truth is not a business, for truth will cause a revolution, truth will cause people to rebel, and truth will cause people to think for themselves, and think with their own minds!~
So truth is what causes people to be persecuted, and they are persecuted for the truth they live, speak, and are willing to die for, even in the face severe persecution!~
A preacher once said to me, that we don’t suffer persecution like they suffer persecution in other countries, and I said to him, that’s because you are not preaching, teaching or living the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST!
I live in America, and I been persecuted right here in America for living, preaching, and teaching the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST without fear, compromise, or respect of persons!
And I have been kicked out of churches for preaching, teaching, and living the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST, right here in America.
I have been betrayed by friends, family members, and loved ones, for preaching, teaching, and proclaiming the real gospel of JESUS CHRIST!
I have been in midst of false brothers who plotted to destroy me and my family for the sake of religion, and the traditions of men!
I have sat in the presence of a man who was supposed to be my pastor, and this man tried to curse my life, because I told him the truth of GOD’S word in the spirit of truth.
Brothers and sisters, there is not too much I can really say that the word of GOD has not said for itself, “ALL THAT LIVE GODLY IN CHRIST JESUS SHALL SUFFER PERSECUTION!”
(John 15:17-25) JESUS SAYS, These things I command you, that you love one another. If the world hate you, you know that it hated me before it hated you.
If you were of the world, the world would love his own: but because you are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
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.
But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin. He that hates me hates my Father also.
If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
But this comes to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
(Galatians 6:11-17) You see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.
As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should SUFFER PERSECUTION for the cross of Christ.
For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.
But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.
For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availes any thing, nor uncircumcision, but a new creature.
And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
From henceforth let no man trouble me: for I bear in my body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
Brothers and sisters, This truth you will not hear in many of your religious institutions called church, because persecution is not popular, and it is not tickling the itching ears of those who want to hear smooth compromising religious lies, that satisfy the feelings of their carnal religious flesh!~
“Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.”