Because now you believed and accepted Yeshua as your saviour, you are now in God's side. We are living in a world that has put God and His word aside. So the Scripture warns us to expect persecution if we live a godly life. It is expected, we cannot escape it. But if handled right, persecution is a blessed experience. We can handle persecution well if we see the profits persecution brings to our Messianic lives.
Key Verse: In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in the messiah Yeshua will be persecuted. 2 Timothy 3:12
1. PERSECUTION BRINGS MATURITY.
There are two things that make us mature Messianics: the Word of God (1 Pet. 2:2), and persecution or trials. If you are going to grow, you have to confront the world and endure persecution. That is a part of growing mature.
Jacob (James) 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. 4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:12 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.
Therefore, accept persecution as essential part of growing. A good friend of mine was tortured to death by the KGB and they pulled it more than three weeks long as a revenge from the time of offiial percecution from the government of the USSR.
Sometimes I was working together with him though my assignment was more on the media.
2. PERSECUTION BRINGS GLORY
People have persecuted Yeshua ever since He was on earth. Today, the world still hates Him. When you receive persecution from the world, it's not because the world hates you; it's because the world hates Yeshua. So persecution allows us the wonderful privilege of catching the arrows that Believers where killed and many of them stripped butt naket and nailed to a cross. See the links below.
1 Peter 4:13- 14 But rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of the Messiah, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 4If you are insulted because of the name of the Messiah, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.
1 Peter 4:16 says: However, if you suffer as a Messianic, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first.
Mark 13:13 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands
firm to the end will be saved.
Therefore, rejoice when you are persecuted
3. PERSECUTION BRINGS VICTORY
Will persecution defeat us? We can be overcomers over persecution and difficulties because God enables us by His grace. Persecution forces us to lean on Yeshua. In our weakness His strength is made perfect. We experience that in His strength we can be victorious. That is a good experience.
2 Corinthians 12:9 "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.n Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that the Messiah's power may rest on me.
Romans 8:35-37 Who shall separate us from the love of the Messiah? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written:" For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
2 Corinthians 12:10 That is why, for the Messiah's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
4. THERE ARE ONLY 2 SOURCES OF PERSECUTION.
1. The Pharisees
2. The Romans
and this remains until the end. The Pharisees with the "elders of Zion" and the chasidic Jews, goals of which are implemented in the Bilderberg group and the super rich. Now " The Protocols of the elders of Zion" were said to be a hoax that was given to revolutionaries to make more enemies for them. I advise you to observe what these Ultraorthodox Jews say about the Gentiles (Goyim) and how they live apart from the gentiles so. from that point of view these "Protocols " can be real. Observing the Jews the Saducees called the Greeks to rule Israel and the Pharisees the Romans so, it make the two sources of persecution just one source.
Revelation 18:24 - 19:2 And in her was found the blood of prophets, and of saints,
and of all that were slain upon the earth. 1 And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God: 2 For true and righteous are his judgments: for he hath judged the great whore, which did corrupt the earth with her fornication, and hath avenged the blood of his servants at her hand.
The Romans were instructed by Simon Magus to torture and kill Jews and Christians and after the fall of the Roman Empire the Church that Simon Magus (Acts 8) had installed was taking over to do the same. This church of lethal intrigue and cover up founded many differnt projects like Islam (Mohammeds 1st wife Hadisha was a catholic nun), Communism (🠔 video is OK with minor mistakes like the German Emperor was not Catholic but Lutheran ) (Lenin studied Latin and Greek in Kasan and Josef Stalin was a Jesuit Priest) and Fashism (by Pius the 12th) but favored Absolutism like in France in the time of Louis the 14th. They never let this goal out of sight to bring Absolutism to the whole world eversince they installed the Jesuites in 15th century for the inquisition office of the Vatican. This is the most sneak bloodthirsty organisation within the Roman church. Hitler was a Catholic who married the nun Eva Braun. Stalin studied from 1892 in Tbilisi, Georgia, where he was trained as a Jesuit priest. Wheresoever they have an interrest, believers suffer and are killed as if the church has nothing to do with it. Even nowadays the Romans persecute like in South Africa the white farmers who are mainly Protestant Christians. Nowadays they call it the New World Order. Well those that do not wait for Yeshuas return try to take over the world for themselves.
Therefore, lean on Yeshua and experience His enabling power for you to be victorious!