Hated By All Nations

Just when you thought that following Jesus would bring a life of peace you discover that you’re hated by all nations!

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me.” -Matthew 24:9

This word spoken by Jesus is startling, alarming, and strikingly direct. He’s pretty much put us on notice that there will be a time coming when there will be nowhere in this world where Christians can go without being hated and reviled- hated by all nations.

If there was ever a question about this world system and where’s it heading, this should clear things up- The world hates Jesus. And if you love Him, it will hate you too.

This isn’t hard to imagine- the world is on a collision course with God.

The world is fundamentally being transformed before our eyes in ways that show it’s true nature. As I’ve said before, the world at it’s core is anti-Christ. It constantly chooses and approves the very things God detests. As the days go on the distinction between light and darkness will become glaringly clear. There will be light and darkness and very little grey anymore. The world is taking off it’s mask and showing us what it really is. It feels no need to hide any longer in grey areas and is proud of it’s darkest shame.

They are wild waves of the sea, foaming up their shame; wandering stars, for whom blackest darkness has been reserved forever.
 -Jude 1:13

If the world would have wanted anything to do with the light, it would have bowed the knee to Jesus.

“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”-John 3:19

This is serious business. John the Baptist lived in the light and spoke out of the light he had and ended up decapitated for it.