Mark 13:9 NLT: “When these things begin to happen, watch out! You will be handed over to the local councils and beaten in the synagogues. You will stand trial before governors and kings because you are my followers. But this will be your opportunity to tell them about me.
My beloved friend in Christ, if you study the above passage of the scripture carefully, you will see the most important thing that Jesus wants from all men inspite of what they will go through. He wants them to tell the world about Him. He said when you stand before kings and governors, beaten for the sake of the kingdom, use the opportunity to tell them about me. Nothing else is as important as sharing the Goodnews. This is the reason why He came: that men might believe the Good News and be saved.
Whenever we are faced with situations as described in the scriptures above, instead of focusing our energy on the way things are going against our favor, seek out ways to preach the Goodnews. Make a resolve to identify with Jesus no matter what. Do not behave like Judas who betrayed His master in exchange for a little gratification. The pressure from our world to betray Jesus and deny Him is ever present in this generation than ever before. God will grant you the courage to stand and testify of Him to our world.
Declare to yourself loud: I will testify of you to my generation.
Lord Jesus, fill my heart with courage to testify of you to my world. Every spirit of fear is hereby banished from my heart. In Jesus Name. Amen.