When Jesus spoke about the last days of life on Earth He was quite exacting in His description of how things would come to an end. One of the most striking descriptions for me was when He spoke of how believers would be betrayed by those close to them. I’ve personally felt the sting of betrayal a few times, and I’ll have to admit the ones that really hurt are those who you believe would never do such a thing. The fact remains that even through tough times like these nothing changes with you and your Lord. Sure, you’ll be persecuted by those close to you. Sure, times will be tougher as the last days unfold. Those times will seem unbearable, but only for a short while. Then, for all eternity, they’ll be the fondest memories of how we faced persecution for our precious Savior!
“You will be betrayed even by parents, brothers, relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death. All men will hate you because of me. But not a hair of your head will perish. By standing firm you will gain life.” Jesus of Nazareth (Luke 21:16-19
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