Daniel 7:25 "And he shall speak great words against the most
High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change
times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and
times and the dividing of time."
Matthew 5:10-12 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for
righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are
ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner
of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding
glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the
prophets which were before you."
Matthew 10:22-23 "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's
sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved. But when they
persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto
you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man
Matthew 24:9-11 "Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted,
and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's
sake. And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and
shall hate one another. And many false prophets shall rise, and shall
Mark 8:35-38 "For whosoever will save his life shall lose it;
but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same
shall save it. For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the
whole world, and lose his own soul? Or what shall a man give in exchange for
his soul? Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this
adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be
ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy
Mark 10:29-30 "And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto
you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or
father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the
gospel's, But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and
brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with
persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life."
Mark 13:3-13 "And as he sat upon the mount of Olives over
against the temple, Peter and James and John and Andrew asked him privately,
Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign when all
these things shall be fulfilled? And Jesus answering them began to say, Take
heed lest any man deceive you: For many shall come in my name, saying, I
am Christ [Christian]; and shall deceive many. And when ye
shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things
must needs be; but the end shall not be yet. For nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in
divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the
beginnings of sorrows. But take heed to yourselves: for they shall deliver
you up to councils; and in the synagogues ye shall be beaten: and ye shall
be brought before rulers and kings for my sake, for a testimony against
them. And the gospel must first be published among all nations. But when
they shall lead you, and deliver you up, take no thought beforehand what ye
shall speak, neither do ye premeditate: but whatsoever shall be given you in
that hour, that speak ye: for it is not ye that speak, but the Holy Ghost.
Now the brother shall betray the brother to death, and the father the son;
and children shall rise up against their parents, and shall cause them to be
put to death. And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake: but he
that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Luke 21:10-17 "Then said he unto them, Nation shall rise against
nation, and kingdom against kingdom: And great earthquakes shall be in
divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great
signs shall there be from heaven. But before all these, they shall lay their
hands on you, and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and
into prisons, being brought before kings and rulers for my name's sake. And
it shall turn to you for a testimony. Settle it therefore in your hearts,
not to meditate before what ye shall answer: For I will give you a mouth and
wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and
friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. And ye
shall be hated of all men for my name's sake."
John 15:18-21 "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."
John 16:1-3 "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."
2 Corinthians 12:10 "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities,
in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's
sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."
Philippians 1:29 "For unto you it is given in the behalf of
Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;"
1 Peter 2:19-21 "For this is thankworthy, if a man for
conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully. For what glory is
it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but
if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is
acceptable with God. For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also
suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his
1 Peter 3:14 "But and if ye suffer for righteousness' sake,
happy are ye: and be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled;"
1 Peter 4:13-16 "But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of
Christ's sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad
also with exceeding joy. If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy
are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part
he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. But let none of you
suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in
other men's matters. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be
ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf."
2 Timothy 3:12 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ
Jesus shall suffer persecution."
Revelation 12:17 "And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and
went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the
commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ."
Revelation 17:1-6 "And there came one of the seven angels which
had the seven vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many
waters: With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the
inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
fornication. So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I
saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy,
having seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was arrayed in purple and
scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having
a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her
fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE
GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the
woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the
martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great