Matthew 5:11-12
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.  Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

Any child of God that has an anointing of the Holy Spirit, a determination for Gods will and a desire for His glory, will be persecuted. Are you better than your master? Oh ye who live godly in Christ Jesus, shall suffer persecution. If God is ever to raise up a man full of faith and the Holy Ghost – he will be on the devil’s most wanted list. The “murderer from the beginning” shall come after you with vengeance and will slay and slander everything around you, just to get to you. He will take your family, your friends, your comfort, your reputation, he will take everything . The devil will use people to revile, slander, and persecute you, without them even knowing it. But lift up your head dear friend, for great is your reward in heaven. Jesus says to rejoice for your persecution is the blessing. Oh dear Christian, remember that while the devil is persecuting, God is executing. And what the devil means for evil, God is using for good! Jesus says blessed are you who are persecuted- because your persecution determines your direction!
When Joseph was thrown into the pit, it was his first step to the Palace. Moses was persecuted into a desert to become a deliver. Peter was thrown into prison, to make him the great preacher. And Jesus was brought to a crucifixion, which ultimately determined his resurrection. Count it all joy today friend, for the fire only brings forth pure gold and The devil trying to bring you down is just God lifting you up.Our most high God is just using the enemy to accomplish His own will. God will use our haters to be our elevators and our persecution to be our projection . Rejoice, again I say rejoice- for persecution determines your direction!

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