Daily Devotion

 With Pastor Ancel Presnell

“HAPPY ARE THE PERSECUTED”

 

What a paradox! Persecution, the last time I checked, is anything but fun! When Christians are persecuted, there is often pain, suffering, ridicule, incarceration, exile, and sometimes even death. How in the world could Christ imply that happiness could precede and proceed persecution? 

Happiness can be present in the midst of persecution because persecution is very temporary in comparison to eternity. Happiness can be present in the life of one that is suffering persecution because their persecution is due to whom they represent and they belong to.  

One second after we enter eternity, Any and all heartache that we have ever faced and especially any that we have faced due to persecution for living righteously in Christ will be totally eradicated from our mind and memory once we enter the kingdom of heaven. Hold your head up and know that one day, it will be worth everything to dwell with God in the Kingdom of Heaven for all of eternity! 

Matthew 5:10–“10 Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”