it's a journey
Closest related principles - Core Interrelations taken from interrelations below.
More people are needed to tell about Jesus, people who will freely give the blessings of Christ. God will maintain the needs of these workers. God will punish those who do not welcome or listen to you. You will be out among some devouring, cunning unbelievers, so be shrewd and innocent. Many people will hate you because of Jesus and call you evil, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved. God will give you words to say to them. Then flee the scene. Disclose to people the reality of Christ that you know. Do not be afraid of those that kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Whoever acknowledges Jesus before people, Jesus will acknowledge him before God the Father. Whoever disowns Jesus before people, Jesus will disown him before God the Father. The gospel brings many conflicts between people; you must love Jesus the most and endure persecution, though this is difficult, to be worthy of relationship with Jesus. If you die for Jesus, you will find life. If you stay alive by disowning Jesus, you'll loose life. Whoever receives you because of your relationship with Jesus will receive a reward as though he had that kind of relationship with Jesus. (principles from MT9:35-10:42)
It is greater to serve, and one can lead from there. Satan may persecute you for a while, but Jesus helps you stay faithful. Loving your enemies can be quite different from defending yourself from someone who is trying to kill you. Pray that you will not fall into temptation. (principles from LK22:24-46)
God will enable you to believe in spite of the persecution you will endure on your journey. Satan tries to disrupt your walk with God, and some unbelievers bring persecution and death to believers. In the end we will all be rewarded by Christ according to our works, and nothing will change his decision. (principles from MT16:13-28) Applying the principles in view of the world will cost you your old lifestyle and possibly your body, but you have to do it. (principles from MK8:31-38) Better to deny yourself daily and be persecuted than to gain the whole world and be eternally condemned. (principles from LK9:18-27)
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