John 16:7-11 (Jesus speaking)
If I don’t leave, the Friend [Holy Spirit] won’t come. But if I go, I’ll send him to you.8-11 “When he comes, he’ll expose the error of the godless world’s view of sin, righteousness, and judgment: He’ll show them that their refusal to believe in me is their basic sin; that righteousness comes from above, where I am with the Father, out of their sight and control; that judgment takes place as the ruler of this godless world is brought to trial and convicted.
As the world becomes increasingly irrational, as right becomes wrong and bad is made to sound good, a Christian can become very confused. “What in the world is happening?” we may cry out. Jesus told us that the Holy Spirit will expose error, show people that their refusal to believe is sin and judge the godless world. As the Holy Spirit presses in on the perversions of the world and they have to face their perversity they will attack those filled with the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised this. Those of us who live by the Spirit ought not be surprised. Jesus said, “All who live Godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.’ 2 Timothy 3:12
All means all.
The Good News is that He promises to walk with us “through the valley of the shadow of death” and comfort us there Psalm 23. We will be able to bear up under persecution because He will be with us in the measure we need. Romans 12:3 He will not give us more than we can bear.I Corinthians 10:13 We must be ready for the battle each and every day. Make sure you have your Ephesians 6 armor on! You never know when you are going to need it. Rachael (above) was working at a drive-thru window when she needed hers. Thank you, Rachael, for the shining example!