Those who persecute us either specifically or the church in general, will not prevail, although at times it seems that they shall prevail. Jeremiah said of his persecutors,
“But the Lord is with me as a mighty, awesome One.
Therefore my persecutors will stumble, and will not prevail.
They will be greatly ashamed, for they will not prosper.
Their everlasting confusion will never be forgotten.
But, O Lord of hosts,
You who test the righteous,
And see the mind and heart,
Let me see Your vengeance on them;
For I have pleaded my cause before You.
It happened just as the prophet said, and so shall it happen with us.