Are Christians immune from
suffering and persecution? No, because if it were so, that would
make us better than Jesus. It is therefore important to be real
about the suffering that awaits those who have put their faith in
Christ. Jesus certainly did not hide the fact that persecution would
be part of every believer's life.
Salvation is free but Jesus suffered greatly as a result. It is
therefore impossible to accept the work of the cross without
persecution because that's the way it has been for the last 2,000
years. As the time of the Antichrist draws near, Christians need to
be mentally prepared for the massive persecution that is coming.
Death and injury are a way of life in the military and we need to be
ready for combat with the Devil and his fallen angels. We need not
dread their evil works because fervent prayer can change
circumstances, and when you praise God during suffering, it brings
down the power of God.