Black Christians : You will suffer for being a Christian

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  1. MsInterpret

    MsInterpret Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As Christ has suffered, those who choose to follow God's word will also suffer. You are an enemy of the world and you are an enemy to Satan. You are in a spiritual war battle. You will be on the front lines and you will need the proper armor to protect you from all that will come at you.
    - Are you prepared for this?
    - Who will fight the good fight with you? And who will you be fighting against?
    - Will you lose some friends and family?
    -Are you willing to stand strong and stand behind God's word no matter what comes at you?
    - Do you know that there is a cost?
    - Do you have the armor to protect yourself for the battle?
    - Do you know what will happen if you surrender to the enemy?
    - Do you believe that in the end God will be the ultimate winner?

    Christ suffered for YOU.

    Well let's start off by saying this. Once you become a Christian it is very likely that you too will lose some friends and possibly family members. Jesus was betrayed by Judas Iscariot. But Jesus knew that this would happen. So, it is best that you to are forewarned of this possibly happening to you also.

    Jesus Predicts his Betrayal

    John 13:19-21(red Jesus speaking)​
    [19] " I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am He.
    [20] I tell you the truth, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me."
    [21] After he said this, Jesus was troubled in spirit and testified. "I tell you the truth, one of you is going to betray me."

    John 13:26-28
    [26] Jesus answered, "It is the one to whom I will give this piece of bread when I have dipped it in the dish." Then dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas.
    [27] As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.​
    "What you are about to do, do quickly," Jesus told him

    Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

    Luke 22:1-6
    [1] Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching,​
    [2] and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people.​
    [3] Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.​
    [4] And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.​
    [5] They were delighted and agreed to give him money.​
    [6] He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.​

    So the above scriptures show how Satan uses Jesus' own apostle and friend to have Jesus murdered. And Satan will also use your closest friends, the ones that know you best, to try and hurt you also. Maybe not by murder, but to turn you away from God. And some ways that they will do this, they will say things like "Hey what do you need to go to church for? Lets do this instead, cause church is boring." Or they'll simply tell you that you aren't fun any more.
    Also, Jesus had lots of other people trying to hurt him. And a lot of it was because they didn't like what Jesus had to say, because they didn't believe that he was the Son of God, they thought he was crazy. You will also have non-believers tell you that Jesus is not the Son of God, that the Bible is a made up story, lots of things...You'll hear it all, trust me. A lot of people denied Jesus.
    So after Jesus was betrayed by one of his own, he was arrested. And after he was arrested he was then denied by another apostle and friend, Simon Peter, THREE TIMES (Mark 14:66-72).

    To be continued......
     
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    I do want to tell anyone who does read what I am saying about the Bible to please have a Bible to reference back the verses that I have provided. I'm just a human trying to relay the Word of God by the Holy Spirit, as I am servant unto the Lord Jesus Christ and his Father.
     
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    Is this how it really happen ?
    Do you believe in this God ?
    will people who is christian suffer because of this if so where does it say this ?
     
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    I have gone through this recently. Mind you, I have been a Hebrew Israelite since I was 10 years old, (19 years total). I kindof lost my way. I mean the basic things I deal with, no pork, keeping the sabbath, no sex without marriage (that has been a growing struggle recently), but just dealing with people and their dislike for Jesus and His word has been a complete drain. Normally, when people talk about Christ in front of me, I let them know that I don't think the same way. I never badgered them with it, because their relationship with God is between them and God, besides you can get more bees with honey than vinegar or however that goes. Now when they talk I just listen, and they have said some outlandish stuff, but I just don't have the desire to correct them, not correct, but give them another viewpoint. I guess my flesh is willing, but at this point my spirit is weak, even though it should be the other way around. Ahhhh, I must say, your words are refreshing.....I needed to hear that a long time ago.

    I just have to add this though..... I am nothing like the Hebrew Israelites in that video, nor does my church teach anything like those dudes that were in those videos. I just wanted to clarify that, because I feel like some may get the idea that all Hebrew Israelites believe what those guys believe.
     
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    Yes I believe in God.
    Yes, you will suffer for being a Christian. God does not want anyone to suffer. Satan does. Satan knows his demise and his time is coming quickly, and he is trying to take anyone and as many as possible to keep him company in hell.

    1 Peter 4:12-19

    [12] Dear friends, do not be surprised at the painful trial you are suffering, as though something strange were happening to you.​
    [13] But REJOICE that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.​
    [14] If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, YOU ARE BLESSED, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you.​
    [15] If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.​
    [16] However, if you suffer as a Chrisitan, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name.​
    [17] For it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God?​
    [18] And, "If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?"​
    [19] So then, those who suffer according to God's will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to DO GOOD.​

    The path to the righteous is a narrow path. But destruction is very wide and easy to get too.
     
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    It doesn't matter what side you are on, whether it's the way of the world (Satan) or by God. I would rather suffer for a small amount of time on earth for being a Christian, then suffer an eternity in hell for not following God for a small amount of time on earth. Weigh it out.
     
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    Keep speaking surely one will be heard .............
     
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    The world is changing, and people don't even realize it. No, they won't beat us or put us in chains, but talk too much about Jesus at work and you will be "counseled". Whenever I talk about Jesus, people get QUIET LOL! Then, I notice the next day, they don't have too much to say to me. We been talkin' all this time and now all of a sudden we ain't got nothing to talk about? It is the way of the world, you don't have to protest, or speak out against anything, all you have to do is give your opinion on a matter, and you are ostracized. I have never considered myself a bible thumper, but if you ask...you shall receive. Don't ask me a question that you don't want the answer to. When you give the answer that they don't want to hear, you officially become sanctified. Most consider sanctified to be some religious psychedelic experience, it merely means set apart. You have officially set yourself apart from others, and they will let you know......I really needed to hear this.
     
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    And there are Christians that leave a bad taste in a lot of people's mouths. I'm not that one. That's not my MO. I want to respect others and to let people know that some Christians are not aggressive in the way that will make one think we're crazy or push them away. To me that doesn't help ones argument or position.
     
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    lol I remember one time, I was at the bar, and I had also fallen away from the word. And I got into a discussion with some a guy there and he was trying to tell me what the Bible did or didn't say, and I always have a Bible in my car. I went outside and brought it back in and put it to him and he couldn't say anything at all. He just went quiet and got madder. But you know what's great though, no matter where I am at in my life I will always defend God and his word. Something just comes out of me and I believe it's the Holy Spirit that ignites this fire. I'm not a huge "Bible thumper" myself, my parents are. I've gone through a lot of crap in my life and a lot of it happened right after I was baptized at 11. Once you come to know the Word and come to following it, Satan loses his mind because he just lost another solider. And he'll recruit anyone and everyone to get you back on his team. And he has done that to me every day.
     
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