“Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10
Have you been persecuted for the sake of righteousness? Notice Jesus says “for the sake of righteousness”. He’s not saying anyone who’s ever been persecuted will get to Heaven. Those who are persecuted for doing Gods work will be the ones rewarded.
The original Greek word for “Persecute” is “ Dioko” which means to aggressively chase, hunt down, and overtake. We see Christian Persecution on a large scale today. ISIS has murdered and persecuted thousands to millions of Christians all over the world. But we should not live in fear, but take heart, because God knows your suffering and your reward will be the Kingdom of Heaven.
Then I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. And I saw the souls of those…
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