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Blessed Are You

Updated on August 27, 2009

Rejoice!

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.

I know at times it's so hard to rejoice when being persecuted. We are put down a lot in this life time for our beliefs. For our faith, though we must stand. We must rejoice and be glad because even when we suffer we must remember our reward in heaven.

During the tears it can be so hard to raise your hands and praise God for persecution. We can remember though that Jesus didn't hide things from us, he warned us and he warned his disciples that persecution will come.

Jesus' followers are a light for others who do not know Him. So as we witness to others we will be put down for our beliefs so we are blessed when this happens. I have been persecuted by even family members at times, that's even harder to handle because you want your loved one's to know the love of Jesus. I pray for my loved one's to realize their need for Jesus, to realize that they have something missing in their lives. To realize that this something missing is our Lord, and nothing will be right until they know Him.

It is so hard at times to stand for what we believe in but in the long run blessings come our way when we hold onto the only thing that really matters, and that is our Lord Jesus.

Written By Betty Bolden

8-27-09

Jesus Is My Joy Ministries

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    • jesusmyjoy profile imageAUTHOR

      Betty Bolden 

      9 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Thank you all for your wonderful comments.

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      coffeesnob 

      9 years ago

      Well said - stand firm and be blessed

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      9 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      PREACH sister! lol, lol, GREAT HUB jesusmyjoy. Rejoice in Him, He said we would be persecuted!!! But I know who has your back! Smile Love ya!

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      Gicky Soriano 

      9 years ago from California

      Your life in Christ speaks louder than words. May the Lord answer the prayers for your loved ones. God bless you.

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      skye2day 

      9 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      Hi Jesus my Joy, I needed to hear this funny how that works. Very Beautiful hub. We will know them by thier fruits. May God Bless you richly my friend. I wrote new hub

      'transformation' check it out I would love your comment.

      I will return

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      James A Watkins 

      9 years ago from Chicago

      This is a message we can all use. In life and in Hub Pages. :-)

      Thank you for the inspiration. Well done.

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      Alf 

      9 years ago

      Hi Betty... well this is a great and very timely word my dear friend.. and yes we are so much more blessed than we know.. and you know what? The Bible says that those who are persecuted are more blessed than anyone else.. because God is working in their lives and seeing them through that persecution.. and it is all glorifying to Him.. Paul was persecuted even though he was God's chosen apostle.. and although it's hard to go through.. He is with us all the way... thank you for this Betty.. hugs, Alf

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      DeBorrah K Ogans 

      9 years ago

      Jesusmyjoy,

      Thank You for this beautiful hub!

      I could not agree with you more!

      When you love HIM you can rest on His promises!

      Remember: "Yet in All these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the LOVE of GOD which is in CHRIST JESUS our LORD!" Romans 8

      Again I say REJOICE!

      Blessings

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      ftgfmom 

      9 years ago

      Pray for God to put people in your families lives that will share Jesus with them. I think most of the time our family will receive from someone else quicker than they will from us. They are still watching our example though and when they need prayer, they know who they can to go, that will pray for them. The joy of the Lord is our strength. Stay strong and trust God. He always has a way of working things out.

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      James 

      9 years ago from Evansville, Indiana

      I am blessed to read your hub. What a great word to start the day with. God Bless.

    • jesusmyjoy profile imageAUTHOR

      Betty Bolden 

      9 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

      Thank you lisa

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      Lisa J Warner AKA Lisa Luv 

      9 years ago from Conneticut, USA

      Hi this looks like great material to read & relax me..snagging it ! Wishing you a glorious day!

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