They Shall Kill You

To read the Bible in a year, read John 16:1–15.
Picture yourself with the Lord, sitting in an upper room of a home. He has washed your feet. He has predicted that one of your number shall betray Him. He has spoken heavy words, in particular that He would soon leave you. Then He says this, “They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service. And these things they will do to you because they have not known the Father nor Me” (John 16:2, 3). What would happen inside of you when you hear that someone shall kill you? Why would someone kill you? Jesus revealed that it would be because they thought they were doing God service. The Jews thought that then and the Muslims think it now. However, such killers would be wrong, because they did not know the Father, according to Jesus.
Listen, friends. Antagonism against the church increases daily. Be prepared for persecution, even from people who claim to serve God.

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