2 TIM 3:12. "AND INDEED, ALL THOSE WISHING TO LIVE REVERENTLY IN MASHIAK YAHUSHA, SHALL BE PERSECUTED".
What does persecuted mean? In the Hebrew the main part of the behaviour of persecution is "HATE."
Result of search for "hate": 340 'ayab aw-yab' a primitive root; to hate (as one of an opposite tribe or party); hence to be hostile:--be an enemy.
7852 satam saw-tam' a primitive root; properly, to lurk for, i.e. persecute:--hate, oppose self against. 8130 sane' saw-nay' a primitive root; to hate (personally):--enemy, foe, (be) hate(-ful, -r), odious, X utterly. 8131 sne' sen-ay' (Aramaic) corresponding to 8130:--hate. 8135 sin'ah sin-aw' from 8130; hate:--+ exceedingly, hate(-ful, - red).
2 Tim 3: 1-5 Shows us the behaviour to be expected of those haters in the last Yomim (days), towards all believers. It describes the behaviour of the spirit inhabiting men. "BUT KNOW THIS IN THE LAST YOMIM HARD TIMES SHALL COME.FOR MEN SHALL BE LOVERS OF SELF,LOVERS OF MONEY, BOASTERS, PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, WRONGDOERS, UNLOVING, UNFORGIVING, SLANDERS, WITHOUT SELF CONTROL, FIERCE, HATERS OF GOOD RECKLESS, PUFFED UP, LOVERS OF PLEASURE, RATHER THAN LOVERS OF YAHUSHA, HAVING A FORM OF REVERENCE BUT DENYING ITS POWER. AND TURN AWAY FROM THESE".
Brothers and Sisters this is some kind of powerful "HATE," and this is where many fail and fall back into the world, especially if it is coming from a beloved family member. The shock that members of your own family and personal friends are manifesting such hatred for the one we love so dearly (Yahusha), can be extremely damaging to our belief and we may have to make a decision on who the righteous one actually is. Some may give-in to the pressure and choose the world by changing their mind. THIS IS ACTUALLY THE GOAL OF THE EVIL ONE and if we are not aware of the conditions of the times we are living in, through Turah instruction, we can easily be deceived.
So Brothers and Sisters as we choose to walk with Yahusha, we have to knowingly understand that "HATRED" is going to come to us. We need not be shocked, hurt and carry on, but boldly behave the fruits of righteousness. This is the choice of the Bride and Yahusha wants to see if she will be obedient to Turah. Remembering that seeing and understanding the times we are in, will give us strength to suffer until He comes.
By Chris Hilton . . .
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