“We are [looked upon as] fools on account of Christ and for His sake, but you are [supposedly] so amazingly wise and prudent in Christ]! We are weak, but you are [so very] strong! You are highly esteemed, but we are in disrepute and contempt!” (I Corinthians 4:10)
In this day and age, it is not popular to stand for Jesus Christ. To claim Him as your Lord and Savior. There is a difference between claiming the “Christian” religion and being in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion denies the power of God. Relationship embraces and walks in the power of God.
Going to this church or that church does not mean you actually have met Jesus Christ. That you know Him on a personal level. If you have ever been in the presence of Jesus Christ, you will know it and you will NEVER be the same.
True believers, those who know Him and love Him, are going to be looked upon as fools, and deceived and persecuted. Religion is of this world and the devil is all up into religion. He can’t stand true Christianity, hence the persecution.
Father, let all people who claim Christianity, find that true relationship with Your Son Jesus Christ today!