22 Nov 2021

Preparing for Persecution


Updated Version 2021

Nazzir Hussein

 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,through whom we also have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we celebrate in hope of the glory of God. And not only this, but we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope;and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Romans 5:1-55

Justified= dikaioó= I make righteous, defend the cause of, plead for the righteousness (innocence) of, acquit, justify; hence: I regard as righteous.The believer is “made righteous/justified” by the Lord, cleared of all charges (punishment) related to their sins

Peace= eiréné= peace, peace of mind; invocation of peace a common Jewish farewell, in the Hebraistic sense of the health (welfare) of an individual. A wholeness, i.e. when all essential parts are joined together; peace (God’s gift of wholeness).

Grace= charis= grace, as a gift or blessing brought to man by Jesus Christ,  favor, gratitude, thanks,  a favor, kindness, gift of God

Faith= pistis= faith, belief, trust, confidence; fidelity, faithfulness, God’s divine persuasion

Hope= elpis= expectation, trust, confidence, expectation of what is sure; Fact

Perseverance= hupomoné= endurance, steadfastness, patient waiting for, God enables the believer to “remain (endure) under” the challenges He allots in life.

Character= dokimé= a trial, proof; tried, approved character, genuineness (“approval, through testing”), a brand of what is “tested and true

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. 37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us. 38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:35-39

Separate= chórizó= divide “put asunder”depart, vacate; create “space” 

Love=Agape= Divine Love= Christ Jesus= Poured out into us through The Holy Spirit

And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who were disobedient? And so we see that they were not able to enter because of unbelief.

Hebrews 8:18-19

Disobedient= apeitheó= I disobey, rebel, am disloyal, refuse conformity

Unbelief= apistia= unbelief, unfaithfulness, distrust, without divine persuasion, “no-faithfulness” (unfaithfulness); “want of faith” (betraying a trust)

16 “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but so that the world might be saved through Him.18 The one who believes in Him is not judged; the one who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God. 19 And this is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the Light; for their deeds were evil.

John 3:16-19

“Only Unbelief of Gods Word= Jesus Christ= Separates All From The Love Of God”

Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

2 Corinthians 12:10 

And you will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

And you will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.

They will ban you from the synagogue, yet an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering a service to God.

John 16:2

Preparing the Fellowship for Persecution!

Those who are in and remain in Christ Jesus are not appointed to wrath, but in this world those who love Christ Jesus will face persecution, trails, suffering and tribulation

For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.

For God has not destined us for wrath, but for obtaining salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ, who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.

The Father loves the Son and has entrusted all things to His hand.The one who believes in the Son has eternal life; but the one who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God*remains on him.”

John 3:35-36

Loves=agapaó= Gods divine love, esteemed above all love, embracing Gods will, living through Christ, God is love personified, Gods power & direction, Gods choice, Only in Christ Jesus, Holy Spirit poured love into our hearts“Have you made this transaction?” 

Believe= pisteuó= persuaded by God, Divine faith, Fully persuaded in Gods Word through The Holy Spirit, affirming God, confident 

not Obey= apeitheó= I disobey, rebel, am disloyal, refuse conformity.

Wrath= orgé= anger, wrath, passion; punishment, vengeance, swelled up wrath, avenging every wicked act against Gods people & full justice payed out on those who did not love the truth

These things I have spoken to you so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

persecutions, and sufferings, such as happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra; what persecutions I endured, and out of them all the Lord rescued me! Indeed, all who want to live in a godly way in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.

2 Timothy 3:11-12

Tribulation= thlipsis= persecution, affliction, distress,confined, hemmed in, no way of escape

Persecution=diógmos= follow, pursue, properly chase persecution hunt to bring someone down like an animal,” trying to suppress (punish) their convictions, evil intentions of those who hate Christ Jesus

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.

1 Peter 4:8

Love=agape= Divine Love

But Shem and Japheth took a garment and laid it on both their shoulders and walked backward and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were turned away, so that they did not see their father’s nakedness.

Genesis 9:23

Covered= Kasah= concealed, clothed, forgive, hidden, take Refuge

And have mercy on some, who are doubting; save others, snatching them out of the fire; and on some have mercy with fear, hating even the garment polluted by the flesh.

Jude 1:23

“Only In Abba Father Through Yeshua Our Lord & Saviour In The Holy Spirit is one truly covered in the Mercy, Grace, Peace & Love Of God”

Stand Up Stand Up For Jesus

Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 
Ye soldiers of the cross; 
Lift high his royal banner, 
It must not suffer loss.
From victory unto victory
His army shall he lead, 
Till every foe is vanquished, 
And Christ is Lord indeed.Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 
Stand in his strength alone; 
The arm of flesh will fail you, 
Ye dare not trust your own.
Put on the gospel armor, Each piece put on with prayer; 
Where duty calls or danger, 
Be never wanting there.Stand up, stand up for Jesus, 
The strife will not be long; 
This day the noise of battle, 
The next the victor’s song.
To those who vanquish evil
A crown of life shall be; 
They with the King of Glory
Shall reign eternally.