I was reading in my devotional this morning and some of the scripture that was part of the reading took me on a refreshing journey. The scripture I’m going to share just really spoke to me and was a good reminder to me and just screamed needed to be shared, especially in the time in history we find ourselves in.
The scripture is taken from two great sites. Bible Hub and Bible Gateway .
My reading was in John 16. I always try to read the part before my reading for some context so I looked at John 15:19-27 and it was really just refreshing I guess you’d say and I thought I need to share this as a reminder to others believers and a explanation to the world and-or none believers of why they act as they do towards Christians and GOD. John 15:19-27The Message (MSG) Keep in mind this is JESUS talking.
Hated by the World
18-19 “If you find the godless world is hating you, remember it got its start hating me. If you lived on the world’s terms, the world would love you as one of its own. But since I picked you to live on God’s terms and no longer on the world’s terms, the world is going to hate you.
20 “When that happens, remember this: Servants don’t get better treatment than their masters. If they beat on me, they will certainly beat on you. If they did what I told them, they will do what you tell them.
21-25 “They are going to do all these things to you because of the way they treated me, because they don’t know the One who sent me. If I hadn’t come and told them all this in plain language, it wouldn’t be so bad. As it is, they have no excuse. Hate me, hate my Father—it’s all the same. If I hadn’t done what I have done among them, works no one has ever done, they wouldn’t be to blame. But they saw the God-signs and hated anyway, both me and my Father. Interesting—they have verified the truth of their own Scriptures where it is written, ‘They hated me for no good reason.’
26-27 “When the Friend I plan to send you from the Father comes—the Spirit of Truth issuing from the Father—he will confirm everything about me. You, too, from your side must give your confirming evidence, since you are in this with me from the start.” The “spirit of truth” really stood out to me this morning besides the obvious sign of the times. I had forgotten I guess this name among others for the HOLY SPIRIT and why we are so dumbfounded why people can’t see the obvious.
For context on John 15:18-27 check out chapter 15 of John. I love the way it starts out, keep in mind again this is JESUS talking.
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1“I AM THE LIVING GOD, The True Vine, and my Father is the vine dresser.” Read the whole chapter here. John 15 .
Now John 16. Check out both translations. Again, keep in mind JESUS talking with exception of parts of verses, 17, 18, 19, 30 and 31.
John 16 The Message (MSG)
16 1-4 “I’ve told you these things to prepare you for rough times ahead. They are going to throw you out of the meeting places. There will even come a time when anyone who kills you will think he’s doing God a favor. They will do these things because they never really understood the Father. I’ve told you these things so that when the time comes and they start in on you, you’ll be well-warned and ready for them
. Read the chapter here. John 16 The Message (MSG)
And from the Aramaic Bible in Plain English
1“I have spoken these things with you that you would not be subverted.” 2“For they shall put you out from their assemblies, and the hour will come when everyone who would kill you will think that he presents an offering to God.” 3“And they shall do these things because they do not know either my Father or me.” Read the chapter here. John 16 Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Look at the world today. Look at Obama and his progressive administration, friends and agenda. The “Lame Stream Medea”.
Israel is the bad guy, Christian are being killed and persecuted, thrown in prison all over the world. To Americas shame and probably why we are not mentioned in prophecy. WE are no longer a factor in biblical history or history for that matter. We used to be with GOD’s help in a sense the “Watchman on the wall”. The craziness that is going on all over the world now can only be attributed to the absence of America and the silence of her Christian citizens as a leader and one that stands for good against evil for the innocent and needy. This administration, representing us, ( because we have set ideally by while the progressive agenda has been allowed to flourish and take root with it’s godless agenda. ) makes deals and helps the enemy’s of GOD and stands silently by while it all happens.
A few headlines for your information.
“Both Iran and Saudi Arabia maintain fairly poor reputations in the Western world for their approach to human rights. While Iran remains isolated through sanctions and is frequently vilified, the oppression of political dissent by Saudi Arabia is frequently overlooked by both their Western allies and the public.Not only has Saudi imprisoned up to 30 times more political prisoners, conditions in Saudi jails are also notably worse than in Iran.”
Read more. Who are the ‘political prisoners’ in Saudi and Iran?“A conservative civil liberties group on Sunday accused the Obama administration of betraying an American pastor jailed in Iran for practicing his Christian faith.
“President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry turned their backs on a U.S. citizen by refusing to secure his freedom before reaching an agreement with Iran,” Read more. Iran Deal a ‘Betrayal’ of American Pastor Jailed for His Christian Faith
“The American citizen being held in Iran for alleged crimes related to his faith and work as a Christian pastor was yanked from a hospital bed, beaten and taken back to one of the Islamic Republic’s infamous prisons, his family charges.” Read more. Saeed Abedini, American pastor imprisoned in Iran, beaten in hospital, family charges
Read more about American Pastor Saeed Abedini, iran and the administrations handling of the situation from ACLJ . This is just one of many situations around the world but the actions of the administration are the same all over. Iran
Just some thoughts. GOD bless America and you. 8 “You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near“. James 5:8New International Version (NIV)