Hated by the World - Jesus’ Warning
If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also. But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me. But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come, ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto you at the beginning, because I was with you.
(1 Peter 5:6-8)
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: Whom resist stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.
At no other time in history has it been so important to understand the signs around you, can you read them?
The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and
my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?
(Jer 5:31 KJV)
For among my people are found wicked men: they lay wait, as he that setteth
snares; they set a trap, they catch men. As a cage is full of birds, so are
their houses full of deceit: therefore they are become great, and waxen rich.
They are waxen fat, they shine: yea, they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they
judge not the cause, the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the
right of the needy do they not judge. Shall I not visit for these things? saith
the LORD: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this? A wonderful and
horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the
priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what
will ye do in the end thereof?
(Jer 5:26-31 KJV)