Yes, you heard me correctly and it is very very biblical (Matthew 10:22). Since yesterday I had so many silent attacks, that I was really struggling bc I really have been trying to do everything right thinking something is wrong with me. Why do you think the devil is called the DECEIVER? He is very good at it too, bc many have left the faith bc of his ways being so hidden. After all my attacks, God showed me truth again and calmed the storms…The closer you get to God…”the world will hate you bc of me”…Jesus said. If you love the things of this world more then God, then it say’s you also do not have the love of the father in you. Why bc we are not from this world, we don’t belong here and the world is at enmity with God, so it will also be at enmity with his children. The good news is God will deliver us from all the plots of the devil, but sometimes for some of us it feels like God is too late or he left us at times, so we get discouraged and I admit I am preaching to myself too. God knows we are human and none of us are perfect, but at least we jumped in the boat with him while the storm was pushing the boat to and fro, so he is faithful to get us to the other side and I know eventually God has a promised land or place of rest even here for those going through so much fire or refining. God allows it if he see’s it will be for good or to help others. It’s hard to say bc all of our walks are different, but God knows how strong we are and what we need to get to him or to be a vessel for him. Eternity with him is the goal.
I have been consistently attacked since God manifested himself inside me like it also say’s he will do in scriptures. Since then, my world has been a mess and no matter what I did, or how good I was it only got worse, or stayed the same with attacks. I can also say, it’s made me stronger spiritually! Satan knows our weaknesses! To add to that I kept meeting so many followers, TRUE followers going through so much too the point of wanting to give up and I was starting to get so frustrated with God after seeing it all. But then he gave me a revelation again….he showed me I already told you what would happen before it does to help you be prepared. I showed you who controls this world and why it’s a narrow road, and I also showed you I will deliver you from all afflictions the devil causes you.
So if your being attacked constantly, let me remind you to wait on the Lord bc he always shows up for his children even when it feels he is too late. He will come. Do not let anyone make you think your bad bc of the afflictions, bc God already told us we would have many as his children! Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the lord delivers them from them all!! (Psalm 34:19) Let me also encourage you, to seek God’s answers for the test or plots of the enemy…he already told us what to do and following him helps us get out faster. Let me encourage you to not condemn yourself if you make a mistake at your darkest, bc God said “I have loved you at your darkest”…(Romans 5:8)he knows your heart and what you go through. Being in the fire is not easy, but it means your closer and it means you are not of the world, and it means you are his child bc the world hates him too! You really do get your peace from God alone and not this world!
To the new believers or those trying to gain faith back, if you truly seek to go far with him, please heed this warning that it does not get easier bc it’s a race to the finish with him and the world hates him, so it will also hate you like he said, but remember the promises that will help you get through and remember who stands by you. Remember there are many many like you and I have seen this proof! Remember the crowd that walked away from Jesus bc he made it too hard or said things they didn’t like? If he made it so easy, they would have followed him too! Thank God this world is temporary!
The scriptures to match below and my proof of walking them out for some:
(I have given out my testimonial of Jesus to several and 90% have rejected me for it. I was meeting 3-4 ppl almost daily online for 4-5 years witnessing. They are really rejecting him like he said! I’ve seen this proof! )
1. John 17:14-16 I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.
(I have since gone through so much turmoil, from ppl that say they are believers the most! Satan can easily use someone more lukewarm or attacks you at your weakest. (If you do not love anything of the world anymore, then you have no weakness)…that’s our goal! I have seen this proof!)
2. John 15:19 If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
(I’ve told many that Jesus is the only way, truth and life and showed my testimonials….but they deny him still! I have seen this proof!)
3. John 8:22-24 So the Jews said, “Will he kill himself, since he says, ‘Where I am going, you cannot come’?” He said to them, “You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”
(I went from having everyone hear or listen to me at least sometimes, to everyone ignoring all I say after I had Jesus speaking to me! I have had some come back to tell me what God showed was true. Very few! Few are chosen! I have seen this proof!)
4. 1 John 4:5 They are from the world and therefore speak from the viewpoint of the world, and the world listens to them.
Satan is the god of this world….
(I have seen how satan distracts with the world, gives you good things, then uses it to make you miserable eventually. I have seen this proof!)
5. 1 John 5:19 We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one.
(I have seen that if I make this world my home even for a second, I see it will never accept me anymore the way I am now bc I am his. I have seen proof!)
11. 1 John 2:15-17 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.
6. John 16:11 Judgment will come because the ruler of this world has already been judged.
7. John 12:31 The time for judging this world has come, when Satan, the ruler of this world, will be cast out.
8. 1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
9. Romans 12:1-2 Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
10. James 4:4 You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God.