In times like these, we need a savior. We live in a world where speaking the truth will put you into trouble but we were told all these would happen prior to the second coming of Jesus. “Matthew 24:9 Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake. 24:10 And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. 24:11 And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many. 24:12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
The world hates the truth because the father of lies is at work to eradicate righteousness and all who follow it. In times like these, we need to lean on Jesus and not be fearful. In times like these where expressing your fundamental rights will end you battling the evil powers that be, we must be prayerful. We must be wise like the serpent when dealing with the world today because truth has fallen in the street and he that speaks the truth becomes a shark bait and will be deemed as evil. But nothing new is under the sun as the wise man King Solomon said. We must remain faithful irrespective of consequences.
In times like these living for Christ means you’ll be hated by the world but “hold fast till I come” is the words of encouragement from our redeemer. O brother be faithful, soon Jesus will come. Don’t let persecution dim your light but state focused we are nearing home. Soon our work will be over. Either you are at work or in a bus, at the grocery store or at the market square, don’t forget to uplift Jesus for He is LIFE, THE TRUTH AND THE WAY. “John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” “John 12:32 And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”
So bitter would be the enmity to the gospel that even the tenderest earthly ties would be disregarded. The disciples of Christ would be betrayed to death by the members of their own households. “Ye shall be hated of all men for My name’s sake,” He added; “but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.” Mark 13:13. But He bade them not to expose themselves unnecessarily to persecution. He Himself often left one field of labor for another, in order to escape from those who were seeking His life. When He was rejected at Nazareth, and His own townsmen tried to kill Him, He went down to Capernaum, and there the people were astonished at His teaching; “for His word was with power.” Luke 4:32. So His servants were not to be discouraged by persecution, but to seek a place where they could still labor for the salvation of souls. DA 355.3
The servant is not above his master. The Prince of heaven was called Beelzebub, and His disciples will be misrepresented in like manner. But whatever the danger, Christ’s followers must avow their principles. They should scorn concealment. They cannot remain uncommitted until assured of safety in confessing the truth. They are set as watchmen, to warn men of their peril. The truth received from Christ must be imparted to all, freely and openly. Jesus said, “What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.” DA 355.4