SS LESSON APRIL 27TH, 2014
Love Jesus Amid Persecution
Focus Verse: Matthew 24:4
And Jesus answered and said unto them, take heed that no man deceive you.
Especially in the end times, the righteous will suffer persecution; however, a steadfast love for Jesus Christ will keep God’s child through every attack.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.
17And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
18But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19In your patience possess ye your souls.
In the last days the Bible says that it shall be as the days of Noah. Right is wrong and wrong is right. So far just in the past four months this has been made more obvious than ever.
We must realize that today the persecution of God’s people is at an all time high, even though the main stream media of this world does not publish it for all of us to see.
If we are truly following God the one way He has given to all people to follow. Then be not surprised when you are persecuted for His name’s sake, Luke 21:17.
But be encouraged in the Lord today, Luke 21:18-19 says that if we are patient and wait on Him we shall not be harmed.