You shall be hated of all men
You shall be hated of all men that have not been sealed by the Holy Spirit and are therefore unable to overcome the relentless attacks of Satan. The world will consider you an enemy for simply sharing the truth of Jesus Christ.
Luke 21:16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.
Although most shun this prophetic statement, it is not really something to be feared unless one does not have the Spirit of truth residing within them. The false teachers in the Christian Church and their many converts that have been led astray shall easily deliver up the Godly in a futile attempt to obtain their own safety.
Luke 21:17 And you shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake.
You shall be hated of all men is a burden that few can carry, but the reward for doing so makes this time of tribulation bearable and worthwhile. To suffer alongside our Lord is an absolute necessity, as well it evidence of what separates the chosen from those involved in a religious masquerade.
Matt 10:22 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endures to the end shall be saved.
When the majority of our time, treasures and talents are invested in this present evil world, it is impossible to say that we live for Jesus. We can’t claim to want to be delivered from evil, while participating in self-delusion in order to protect and justify your own selfish desires, which are evil. You shall be hated of all men who follow after the traditions of man.
1 John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
How many who claim to be born again Christians, are in fact in bondage to sin as a result of the frauds at the pulpit that have tickled their ears, telling them all they desire to hear. You shall be hated of all men for daring to speak that which is given by the Holy Spirit. This will always contradict the commandments of men.
It is a great tragedy to never experience the true indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and yet claim to be born again without any evidence that this transformation has taken place.
You shall be hated of all men if you trust in Christ
Few today can distinguish the difference between the Words of God and the doctrines of men, and more importantly, it is only a minority that wants to.
Our understanding of the gospel must not be based upon the doctrines of the false teachers in the Christian church. This type of worldly knowledge represents vanity, and deceit (Mat 15:8-9, John 4:24).
You shall be hated of all men if you are Sealed with the Holy Spirit of truth and have put on the mind of Christ. It is the Spirit of Christ that produces a true faith, and a sure hope of righteousness that can be received by those who endure unto the end (Gal 5:5, 1 Thes 5:8, 1 Pet 1:3, Mat 24:13, 1 Cor 2:16, 2 Cor 1:22, Eph 4:30, John 16:13).
Eph 4:14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive
Christian Halloween characters appear to have a Godly life, but they are unable or unwilling to submit to Christ, and thus prevent the Spirit of God from transforming their worldly minds. They play the part well, or so they think, but it is only with others who are involved in this disturbing game of make believe. God is not to be mocked by those who present a false pretense of being holy.
Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Pretend Christians are self deceived, as they have not really been changed; they are still lovers of themselves, and depend upon others for their so-called wisdom. This behavior is sinful at best, and completely destructive if allowed to run its course.
Real Christians have the ability to look within and judge themselves in light of Scripture revealed to them through the Holy Spirit. There is no hiding once we enter into this true relationship with the Lord. You shall be hated of all men if you receive this gift and utilize it.
False pretenses may be a statutory offense in a court of law, but when dealing with matters of spirituality they are quite deadly in their consequences (Rom 6;16-23, Rom 8:2, 2 Cor 1:9). The lack of spiritual discernment leads to the great deception within Christianity.
Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
The Holy Spirit that Christ sent teaches us all things and prevents us from following the deceptive doctrines of men. Far too many confuse the tingling sensation they experience from an entertaining well orchestrated cinematic like production, at a building called the church, with that of the infilling of the Holy Spirit given to the true Church.
If Christians who claim to be Born again truly were, the fraudulent teachers in these so-called churches would be exposed, and their buildings would be vacant. They provide false messages of hope based on incredible deceptions.
2 Cor 4:3-4 But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them
The Redeemed in Christ will be saved. The all refers to all of a type, namely the faithful and obedient; these truly walk with and in Christ. He is the only way, the absolute truth, and in Him, we can have eternal life (John 3:15; 1 John 2:22-29).
Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.
Only those who have a personal relationship with Jesus will be able to endure this final period of Christian persecution during the Great Tribulation. There will be an immense hatred directed towards them at the hands of all who partake in the kingdom of Satan. Those who endure until the end will be the ones that have been set apart unto the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 2:9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Christ will return to redeem the people that have been sealed with His Holy Spirit. These keep His covenant and have His word in their minds and hearts (Isa 59:20-21; Heb 8:8-10).
Luke 21:22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
The Great Tribulation and the Wrath of God, represent two unique events, with very different end results. All peoples who are alive on planet earth during the final three and a half years, of this current age, will experience the Great Tribulation. The Wrath of God, however, is the judgment that separates the ungodly for eternity. You shall be hated of all men that are destined to inherit eternal death apart from Christ Jesus. Physical death for the sanctified believer should not bring fear as it simply represents the beginning of eternal life.