Hard times are coming! Christians need to be prepared for persecution. I, personally, admire all those missionaries in the Middle East. Their love for God abounds and we should follow their example. Let’s live for God and not for mankind!!!
1 Peter 4:12-14 Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial when it comes upon you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice insofar as you share Christ’s sufferings, that you may also rejoice and be glad when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted for the name of Christ, you are blessed, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you.