Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you and say all kinds of evil things about you falsely on account of me
by Joshua - Ashish Macwan 04/02/09
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Christ in his last beautide reminds us as His disciples we must be always ready and prepared to face insult, persecution and false accusations. Christ himself has gone through all those things and has foretold us that no slave is greater then his/her master; if Christ was persecuted, insulted and falsely accused so shall we as His disciples also be. The people of the world hate us because they don’t know who Christ is nor they know our Father in the heaven.
Bible declares that since Christ suffered in the flesh, we also must arm ourselves with the same attitude, because the one who has suffered in the flesh has finished with sin, in that we spend the rest of our time on earth concerned about the will of God and not human desires. None of us must suffer as a murderer or thief or criminal or as a troublemaker. But if we suffer as a Christian, we should not be ashamed, but glorify God that we bear such a name. When we are insulted for the name of Christ, we are blessed, because the Spirit of glory, who is the Spirit of God, rests on us and the testing of our faith produces endurance having its perfect effect, so that we will be perfect and complete, not deficient in anything with an end result of receiving the crown of life that God has promised to us who love him.
Christ has promised us that, “Look! I am coming soon, and my reward is with me to pay each one according to what he has done! Blessed are those who wash their robes so they can have access to the tree of life and can enter into the city by the gates. For just a little longer and he who is coming will arrive and not delay.”
May the God of all glory empower us with His Holy Spirit to take upon our cross and walk daily after the King and Lord of our Soul’s Christ Jesus, for He who has called us if faithful and just, He will never leave us nor forsake us; He is the giver of the promises and keeper of the promises; His word accomplishes the purpose He has sent it for and His promises never fails; He upholds us in His love, joy, peace, hope and righteousness for He is the anchor our faith- Our High Priest who has obtained eternal salvation for us through His Holy and Sacred blood that He has shed on the cross of Calvary.
Now may the God of peace who by the blood of the eternal covenant brought back from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep, our Lord Jesus Christ, equip you with every good thing to do his will, working in us what is pleasing before him through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever. Amen.