Bible Truth Podcast

As Yahshua Was Persecuted, So Will His Followers Be

If they persecuted Yahshua the Messiah without sin, Verily, His true followers would also be persecuted

Yes, as Yahshua was persecuted, so will His followers be. Hello and welcome to this important podcast episode. I’m Elder Dan, your host.

Today, I will discuss the reality of being persecuted as a faithful believer and follower of Yahshua. This is a biblical truth that is not often talked about in mainstream Christianity and religions but is essential to understand if we are to truly live out our faith.

If you would rather listen to this, just click the play button below. 🙂

This episode is also available to listen FREE in other Pod Networks below.

Yahshua Himself said in John 15:20, “Remember what I told you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also.”

We live in a world that is increasingly hostile to the true heavenly faith. In some countries, persecution is a daily reality, and believers are imprisoned, tortured, and even killed for their faith. In other parts of the world, it may not be as severe, but believers still face discrimination, mockery, and even physical harm because of their faith in Yahshua.

The Bible gives us many examples of faithful men and women who faced persecution for their faith. The book of Daniel tells the story of a man who refused to bow down to the idols of his Babylonian captors and was thrown into the lion’s den. The Apostle Paul was beaten, stoned, and shipwrecked multiple times for preaching the Gospel.

We must understand that persecution is not a sign of weakness or failure in our faith. It is a natural result of following Yahshua in a world that is hostile to Him.

In fact, Yahshua tells us in Matthew 5:11-12, “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way, they persecuted the prophets who were before you.”

But how do we respond to persecution? The Bible tells us to respond with love and forgiveness. In Matthew 5:44, Yahshua says, “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” This is not an easy command to follow, but it is essential if we are to truly live out our faith.

We can also respond to persecution with courage and boldness, just like the early disciples did in the book of Acts. When they were threatened and told to stop preaching the Gospel, they responded by saying, “We must obey Yahweh rather than men” (Acts 5:29).

To obey Elohim rather than men means that a person places Yahweh’s will and commandments above the demands of other people. This kind of obedience requires courage, commitment, and faith in Yahweh. It means that a person is willing to face opposition, persecution, and even death rather than compromise their faith and principles.

Here are ways to obey our Father in heaven, Yahweh, rather than men:

Know Elohim’s will

Read and study the Bible, pray, seek Elohim’s guidance, and discern what is right and true according to Yahweh’s word.

Follow Yahshua’s example

Yahshua is the ultimate example of obedience to Elohim. He followed Yahweh’s will even when it meant suffering and death on the tree.

Resist peer pressure

Don’t let the opinions or demands of others dictate your decisions. Follow Yahweh’s commands and principles regardless of what others may think or say.

Be courageous

Trust in Elohim’s promises and power. Stand up for what is right, even in the face of opposition and persecution.

Seek support

Surround yourself with fellow believers who share your faith and will encourage and support you in obeying Yahweh rather than men.

Submit to authorities

While we are called to obey Elohim rather than men, we are also called to submit to the governing authorities as long as their demands do not conflict with Elohim’s commands (Romans 13:1). Follow the laws of the land unless they go against Yahweh’s will.

Overall, to obey Yahweh rather than men requires a firm commitment to follow Elohim’s will and principles, even when it means facing opposition and persecution. It takes courage, faith, and a deep desire to please Yahweh above all else.

And yes, persecution may be difficult and even painful, but we can take comfort in knowing that we are not alone. Yahshua himself was persecuted, and he understands what we are going through. He promises to be with us always, even until the end of the age (Matthew 28:20).

So I’d say as we navigate the challenges of being a faithful believer and follower of Yahshua in a world that is hostile to Him, let us remember His words and take heart: “In this world, you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Thank you for joining me on this podcast of biblical truth, and I look forward to exploring more Bible verses with you in the next episodes.

Before I go, let me pray this prayer with you: May Yahweh bless you and keep you; may Yahweh make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may Yahweh lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. I humbly pray this to Yahweh in Yahshua’s precious name. Halleluyah! Amen.

Again this is Elder Dan, signing off. Kindly subscribe, like, and share us with your family and friends. Until next time. Take care. Shalom!