Those of you who have been down in the valley of rejection, and while in that deep dark place have trusted in Me, take comfort from this word: Worldly people love only those like themselves. If wicked blasphemous Christ-rejecters admire and love you, that’s the time for real concern (John 15:19).
Many of you struggle not to remember things you’d far rather forget, but the devil keeps on reminding you that you were the class reject, or the biggest loser in the workplace. Don’t ever listen to satan. He is a liar and the father of lies, and there is NO truth whatsoever in him (John 8:44). Furthermore, just as I have My own dear children, the devil has his own (under condemnation) children. Like father, like son. The devil’s sons and daughters imitate their foul daddy in the way they spread lies and abuse the righteous. Like the basest of creatures, they feed on the evil things of this present world system instead of on My Word. They reject you because they once rejected Me.
Many years after a bad bullying experience, the enemy will trigger your memory to try to force you to relive those evil days in your mind. He will try to make you angry or bitter that the wicked get off lightly while the righteous suffer. He whispers that if I REALLY valued you, I’d do for you like I did for Joseph, who was persecuted by his own brethren: I’d set you on a throne and have your enemies groveling for mercy at your feet, in order to vindicate your value. You who were crushed in a gristmill of humiliation and never felt like things were made right, take heart. I DO exalt My loved ones in due season (I Pet.5:6). Not so others will worship them, but in order to lift them into the realm of My blessing and above every power of the enemy.
As for your enemy, the foot of the wicked will slide in his own mess in due time (Deut.32:35). Vengeance is mine. Those who crippled your self-esteem to the extent that you found it hard to pursue your career goals or even to make friends, they bear a tremendous burden of guilt before Me. The cruel wicked laugh in the day time, and even when the shadows fall to warn of the approaching Night of Judgment, they whistle in the dark to convince themselves that there is no God in heaven who judges righteously.
Why should you care what the devil’s children think of you anyway? I HAVE vindicated your value already in sending My own precious Son to die for you. I didn’t even do this to save fallen angels, just needy people. I have bestowed spiritual gifts upon many of you. I have preserved you in health while your former enemies fell ill with dread diseases or fell prey to other calamity. I am your Friend. I am NOT the Friend of your unrepentant enemies. They have rejected My Son and His righteousness so My wrath ALREADY abides on them instead of My blessing (John 3:18).
Some of you refuse to attend high school reunions because you’re ashamed to admit you never struck it rich in this world. Even if I were to order you to go back to meet some of your former peers in order to witness to them, you’d feel like slinking away in a corner because you think others are “worth more” financially than you are. Well, those who don’t love me might have a bit of wealth, but they’ve also got holes in their pockets. The sweetness of their earthly glory will dissolve to nothing in their mouths like cotton candy, leaving an emptiness inside. Their vain beauty shall consume away like the moth and be seen no more in eternity, where only My opinion counts (Psalms 39:11). Like motheaten garments, anything which doesn’t pertain to My Kingdom is destined for destruction, including the wealth of wicked men. They possess only temporary perishable riches. But you are an heir and joint-heir with Christ. Really and truly all things are yours though for the present you may seem to have little of material value (I Cor.3:21; 2 Cor.6:10; Rev.21:7). Those who hate you may have a far bigger earthly home than you have, but you’ve got a mansion in heaven which shall never pass away. They may have lots of shallow companions who laugh and drink, and cuss and swear with them. But you’ve got a Friend Who will neither leave you nor forsake you, and you have the ongoing support of righteous souls in heaven who sincerely want to see you join them up there around the Throne singing My praises for all eternity. You already enjoy My abiding Presence within your own heart and I commune with you daily as with a close friend. So why are you often sad?
Which way of life is more valuable to you: temporary wealth and praise of men, or the approval of Your God and His everlasting riches in Glory?