Standing firmly in the midst of persecution by Pst Femi Leke

Mark 4:17.

17-And have no root in themselves, and so endure but for a time: afterward, when affliction or persecution ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.

There will always be a persecution as a result of the word of God but don’t be offended because the devil will want to discourage you from obeying the word of God for he knew that when you obey the word of God, the integrity of God is at stake.

Psalms 34:19.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.


The devil is interested in the business of persecuting the believers, don’t be deceived and think that once you are born again, everything will be smooth and you will be freed from persecution, it is a lie; there are battles to fight. Peter, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Paul, John the Baptist, etc, also faced their persecutions. Following the Lord will cost you persecution but God said, you should rejoice for He has overcome the world.


2Timothy 3:12.

12-Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.


Persecution is real, challenges are real but more real is our victories in Christ Jesus. The devil knows that his destiny is irredeemably lost, and he is looking for people to join him in hell because hell is the loneliest place. So, he is looking to persecute you out of the will of God.

Revelation 12:7-10, 17.

7-And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels,

8-And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9-And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

10-And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.

17-And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.


If devil could have the audacity to start war in heaven, there will be more war on earth. Devil deceived the world from conforming to the word of God. He is the accuser of believers because he knows sinners are already in his cage. So, he is waging war against those that obey God’s word day and night. Believers are the first target of devil so as to bring them back to his camp.

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