We will face persecution because of our Faith in Jesus Christ. We will face persecution because we are followers and disciples of Him. We will be hated for His name's sake, just as He was hated. The world wants no part of something that it does not understand. The world wants no part of something that will shed light and bring conviction to its sinful nature.
We must remember as we continue to fight the good fight what we are fighting for. We must continue to shine our lights into the darkness of the world. We must continue to seek righteousness and the face of God. He is our protector. He is our defender. As we have heard many times... If God is for us, who can be against us?