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""If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. "
John 15:1 "I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.
John 15:2 Every branch of mine that bears no fruit, he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.
John 15:3 You are already made clean by the word which I have spoken to you.
John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me.
John 15:5 I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
John 15:6 If a man does not abide in me, he is cast forth as a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire and burned.
John 15:7 If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will, and it shall be done for you.
John 15:8 By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit, and so prove to be my disciples.
John 15:9 As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you; abide in my love.
John 15:10 If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father's commandments and abide in his love.
John 15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.
John 15:12 "This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.
John 15:13 Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:14 You are my friends if you do what I command you.
John 15:15 No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.
John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you.
John 15:17 This I command you, to love one another.
John 15:18 "If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
John 15:19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.
John 15:20 Remember the word that I said to you, 'A servant is not greater than his master.' If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
John 15:21 But all this they will do to you on my account, because they do not know him who sent me.
John 15:22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not have sin; but now they have no excuse for their sin.
John 15:23 He who hates me hates my Father also.
John 15:24 If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would not have sin; but now they have seen and hated both me and my Father.
John 15:25 It is to fulfil the word that is written in their law, 'They hated me without a cause.'
John 15:26 But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me;
John 15:27 and you also are witnesses, because you have been with me from the beginning.

So many of us want the world to love us, and we mistakenly measure our success by the world's acclaim. But their accolades are fickle and are reliably unpredictable. But there is an assurance of successful acceptance by One who made the world. If you are faithfully Mine, He assures, you will abide by My word and precept, and the world will not love you for the righteousness granted to you. If you follow Christ, they who don't will not love you and will turn against you jus as they did Him. Are you ready? Can you withstand the caustic attacks of the ungodly. The key is to abide in the One who is committed to be with you, to support and hold you through trial and tribulation, the One whose grace is sufficient for your successful endurance. Don't fret if the world hates you, rather rejoice...its already alright, just don't let go to join a dying world.

If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.
John 15:18

Wonder why some christians are so hung-up with how other people think of them?! Anyone who's bothered about HOW other people think or see them are slaves to others and have compromised WHO they are supposed to be.

Bo bold and be strong for your God is with ya always! You are the BEST you God can make.... no one else like you, CELEBRATE YOU. For he who celebrates HIMSELF celebrates GOD. You can NEVER truly celebrate God without celebrating yourself.

THANK YOU LORD FOR WAKING ME THIS MORNING!

Friendship with the world is enmity with God

Many ppl are so concerned about being liked by the world when GOD has clearly said "....friendship with the world is enmity with GOD" (James 4:4) So this verse about the world hating us is something to be expected, so that's why TO GOD BE ALL GLORY AND HONOR FOR ALL ETERNITY!!!!

It is such a HONOR to be chosen by our Lord Jesus Christ. We did not choose him, he chose ME! How awesome is that! If the world hates you, know that it hated Christ before it hated you. Abide in his love because when a man's ways are pleasing to the Lord, he makes even his enemies live at peace with him. Praise be to God the Father through Christ Jesus our Lord that his love protects ALL his children, stay faithful and strong in Christ, he is able to carry you through whatever you may be facing. Love conquers all and endures all. Thanks and glory to our Father in heaven through Christ Jesus our Lord, Amen.

Have faith and believe that God love us eventhough some are not...

I have always said that when Satan is fighting the hardest, I must be doing something right. This world will never get it. They will never understand the Christ-Like ways. Because....well..they are not Christ-like. Christ never had it easy so why should we think that we are gonna have it easy? We are not exempt to trials just because we are believers. Actually the bible says that we are going to have trials. But we can rejoice in knowing that God is with us, understands us and what we are going through. We can rest assured that this moment is temporary. I am reminded of a song that simply says this, "It didn't come to stay, it came to pass." Take heart! Life is a passing moment but the beauty and spender of what's to come is going to last forever! Praise the Lord!

JOHN 15;17 THIS I COMMAND YOU, TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER

Wow!!! So, it is really not a problem if you are on the straight and narrow, living the good clean life, loving others, and there are still haters out there!!! Live for God and remember He (Jesus) was hated before you were...

A lot of people have taken the verse, "Take up a cross and follow me," out of context. People today think that means to make the cross a symbol of your life. No my dear friends, spiritually speaking, that means you have to carry that same heavy cross that Jesus carried to His death; where the whole world is going to persecute you, spit at you, mock you, beat you, and lash at you. They will call you bigots/fools who contribute nothing to society. Being a Christian will cost you everything, but in the end it's worth it. "But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is of the heart, in spirit, not in letter, who PRAISE IS NOT FROM MEN, but from GOD" -Romans 2:29 Here's a video of a preacher named Steve Lawson, who preached about the cost factor of being a Christian: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JQOBMi4QS8

Amen

Amen !

NOW THINK ABOUT THAT WHEN YOU ARE TIRED OD BEING HATED ON !

in safe hands with jesus, coz we r hated 2gether............no need 2 worry

this is true also when you hate someone. you hated God first. because everything and everyone in this world came from Him and is given the life he have now because of Him. every little thing in this world is worthy of your attention and every little thing you do to those things or person is what you are doing to Him..

"If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. " John 15:18

Hmmm.... If I live on the world's terms than I will be loved by the world?! No thank you! I'd rather join forces with Jesus and be hated together. My peace is in Him and not of this world. When I am judged in hatred by the world I can rest knowing that fair judgment is held in the hands of my Creator :)

If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. John 15: 10

The trial of our faith, is much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
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