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Courage sought because gospel can get you killed!


I have been observing with utter shock with the quality of believers or Christians we have in the world today.

They demand to be loved, yet forget the world is under the vicious control of the Devil, who is against the preaching of the True Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Thus, even if we believe wholly-heartedly in Jehovah God through Jesus Christ, we are not exempt from hatred or persecution because the most evil one called Satan controls the world. He shown a great hatred of Jesus before.

The reason why the devil hated Jesus that much is because Lucifer was a liar. Jesus was undoing the devil by telling the truth. The truth hurts most.

Jesus aptly says in the book of John 8:32, “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

False accusations will always be raised against us believers but such fabrications will never hold water because the One we worship – Jehovah God through Jesus Christ will always come to defend us to proclaim victory.

Be assured, victory is certain and will always come our way.

Before Jesus died, He warned us of the persecution and hate that came with our following His footsteps. That is, walking the path of righteousness.

In the book of Matthew 10:22, Jesus says: “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.”

This warning from the Son of Jehovah God is apt because the world once hated him for no apparent reason.

To further support this True Gospel teaching is the book of John 15:18, where Jesus said: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”

So, I have a question for you brother and sister, fathers and mothers. Why would you want this world to love you yet the One you are believing in was the world’s most hated person?

The answer is simple! If we are of this world, then the world would not hate us but love us too simply because we are birds of the same feather.

Now that we have been bought by the blood of Jesus Christ, the world will definitely and always find something negative against us even when we try to please people of this world.

This explains why at work, you are hated for no reason.

“I hate you! You make me feel sick!”

These are some of the statements that might have been uttered against you without committing any crime or offending the person.

The person speaking these words is an advocate of the devil and his demons. They know you have Christ in you. If you truly believe in this True Gospel, victory is always certain.

I can give examples of ancient apostles that experienced hatred and were even killed for advancing this True Gospel I’m preaching to you through this platform.

Remember our Lord Jesus Christ had 12 disciples comprising Andrew, James (the son of Alphaeus, younger), James (son of Zebedee, older), Judas Iscariot, John, Matthew, Nathaniel, Peter, Philip, Simon, Thaddeus, Thomas.

And of course, there was one of my favourite apostles, Paul of Tarsus, who later became a hit in the gospel of Jesus. He was hated and murdered.

The list of Jesus’ disciples who were persecuted and later murdered for no apparent reason, except preaching the truth, is endless.

Some believers – even in churches where we dance and ululate every Sundays, some congregants will never be comfortable with your presence because you stand for the truth. Mind you, even churches without the true Holy Spirit can always be manipulated by demons and the Devil himself to cause confusion. All is needed are the EYES that can see.

A careful study of the bible indicates of the original 12 disciples, only John died of natural causes. The rest died painful deaths at the hands of the cruel world. They died through murder and hacking.

To take you through biblical memory lane, Peter, also known as Simon Peter was killed on the cross with his head lying upside down at the temple of Clementine in Rome, Italy.

He told his killers not to execute him with his head upright on the cross for he feared to be compared or likened to the holy and blameless Jesus Christ.

The older James was beheaded by King Herod for ‘making noise’ in preaching Christ’s gospel.

I can cite another disciple -Andrew, who was killed in Greece’s third-largest city called Patras. The city is today located some 215 km west of the capital – Athens.

As that was not enough, another disciple, Philip was murdered in Turkey while converting people to Christianity.

Bartholomew, also known by the name Nathanael, who was introduced to Christ by Philip, also died a painful death. His tormentors skinned him alive before chopping off his head- for simply preaching the True Gospel I’m sharing with you here.

Thomas – informally called the doubting Thomas because he disbelieved Jesus’ resurrection initially, died a painful death in Mylapore, India where he was stabbed with bows and arrows.

The younger James, also comes to the picture too. James died in Africa through execution by King Herod for preaching against sinful acts. He died for the same reason John the Baptist was killed.

Simon the Zealot was murdered in the city of Pella in Jordan. The murderers beat him up before dragging him on the ground for miles with horses until he succumbed to death.

Thaddeus, also known as Jude, was murdered in the Persian Gulf alongside Apostle Matthew (the tax collector) where they were preaching the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. Persia is today known as Iran.

Paul, who in his satanic days as Saul persecuted Christians before later repenting, was killed in Rome, Italy for what the Roman empire described “a rebellion.”

One of the disciples called Judas Iscariot simply committed suicide following the betrayal of our Lord Jesus Christ, the son of the living Jehovah God, but the rest were murdered for preaching this True Gospel.

To reiterate, John is the only disciple who died not a violent death. Instead, he passed away peacefully in his old age in the small Greek island of Patmos, otherwise the rest of the disciples who preached against sin were murdered. This is why the world hates you most because you stand for the truth of Jehovah God through Jesus Christ hence persecution coupled with too much suffering.

Those who believe in this True Gospel say Amen! Feedback: savious.kwinika@cajnewsafrica.com, TWITTER: @SaviousKwinika

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