If the devil went roaming around the Earth in full costume, with fierce looking horns on a head that resembled that of an evil looking animal with a snarling jaw dripping gooey mucus while barring dangerous teeth that can tear to pieces within seconds, long sharp blood red claws a long forked tail in a fur that had spikes all over it, sharper than the porcupine’s; everyone would flee miles as he approached!
1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John:
2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw.
3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.
1 JOHN 2:18
Modern man is in a phase in time that is quite similar to the description in Matthew 10:22; 24:9; 5:11; John 15:21; 1John 4:3;
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
There is persecution of good by evil in every ramification and level. There is instinctive reactions of dislike and disdain for purity and holiness in the family, at the work place especially in the society at large. Ridicule and sarcasm is the response that is readily available for the one who CAN NOT BEAT THEM BUT REFUSES TO JOIN THEM even in the ‘church’! Individuals and whole Nations have knowingly or unknowingly taken up employ in the service of the enemy of God numero uno!
These serve in various categories to ensure that there is no peace for the good that persists and insists to exist around them .
Outright, reckless acts dominate man’s ways, custom and culture; reigning right across the globe, That which is AGAINST God’s laid down laws and commands are glorified, protected and upheld as the norm by the ‘powers -that -be’
Many instituted forms of wickedness in ‘modern’ time represent the format and agenda of the time of persecution of those who do not belong… John 15:19
“If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.”
18 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. ..John 15
Therefore let us ward remember to stand firm, be vigilant and watchful because MANY are the things in our daily lives and activities that look like good but these are mere attractive looking PACKAGES encasing the raw foul stench of evil to lure or compel us to partake of the rebellion that has ONLY destructive end for humanity…That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; Isaiah 58:6