I rejoice when I am persecuted! Even when it is by other believers! This is the first time I’ve been persecuted in a while over something simple and innocent in nature.
I mean all I did is post a quote that Jesus said and all of a sudden it is a crime? I’m misusing the word of God? I’m applying the word of God incorrectly?
My intentions were to post a quote by Jesus because I cherish every word He speaks. Matthew 5:8 is part of the Beatitudes and it just happened to be the one I chose. I wasn’t applying that to anyone. I was showcasing a cherished sentence spoken by my savior. Is that weird? It may be but it’s not a sin to love Jesus and cherish His words! So I encourage the persecution! Please persecute me because the Bible also says this:
” “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness ‘sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
“Blessed are you when others revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” – Matthew 5:10-12
Praise God and all the glory be to Him! Let us pray for our persecutors because that is what God calls us to do!