“The Ultimate Conqueror”
If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first. If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will persecute you also. If they obeyed My teaching they will obey yours also. John 15:18-20
I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world. John 16:33
We, who are TRUE BELIEVERS, live in a world that is quickly becoming ANTI-CHRISTIAN. In many areas it is already there. Jesus tells his disciples that the world hates them because it hated Him first, and if you belonged to the world, it would LOVE you as its own. But because He chose them to be separated from the world and its worldly ways, they did NOT belong to the world.
So it is with the TRUE BELIEVERS. We along with our lifestyle are HATED by the world, for exactly the SAME reasons as the disciples, we were CHOSEN by Christ Jesus to be separated from the world and ALL its ways. Jesus goes on to say that “if they persecuted Him, they WILL also persecute us. ‘A servant is NOT greater than his master.’ Since they persecuted Him they WILL also persecute us, because we, his servants are NOT greater than Christ, our master.
He is issuing this warning ahead of time so they will be prepared and will NOT fall away. This warning is for us today also. We need to be prepared in our minds and hearts so we are able to withstand the actions of a LOST and DYING world. We too can be VICTORIOUS, because of the work of God’s Holy Spirit, which indwells all TRUE BELIEVERS.
Jesus, then encourages them by saying; “I have told you these things, so that in Me you may have PEACE. In this world you will have TROUBLE. But take heart! I have OVERCOME the world.” One day we will see the KING OF KINGS take His RIGHTFUL throne and EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, and EVERY TONGUE WILL CONFESS that JESUS CHRIST is LORD!!!
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you’re a part of the world and are participating in its ways. This world, as we know it NOW, will one day, PASS AWAY, and ALL the EVIL and WICKEDNESS will be gone, along with those who have participated in it. Is this your destiny? You can change your ways and come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING, your sins to Him and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and become a TRUE BELIEVER with THE ULTIMATE CONQUEROR as your King. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!