ARE YOU STILL STANDING?
In Mark 13:13New International Version the Bible says:
“EVERYONE WILL HATE YOU BECAUSE OF ME, BUT THE ONE WHO STANDS FIRM TO THE END WILL BE SAVED.”
When I used to read this scripture over the years, I always read that as a warning about non-believers. Those who do not have Christ as their personal Saviour and Lord!.
However, over these last few weeks, I have sensed some Believers feeling “hated” either by words, points of view or even jabs in public. I believe this has broken the heart of God. It also breaks my heart that this scripture no longer relates to anyone outside of the body but within the body itself.
However, for those of you who can relate to this, we can take solace in this scripture as it is crystal clear what we would incur in our walk. Jesus said it himself…”everyone will hate you because of Me.” To that, I welcome hate for it is not I who live but Christ who lives within me.
Be encouraged because that puts you in the greatest company of all – the company of Jesus.
So – the question for you is this….Are you still standing? BETTER YET — Are You Standing Firm? I pray so…