Jesus continue to admonish His disciples by reminding them of the unimaginable event coming before the end, which are prodigious sufferings that will stimulate vivacious work of gospel proclamation, perfect counsel present in trial will galvanize their testimonies, and perseverance of saints will authenticate every true living faith.
Prodigious Sufferings Stimulate Vivacious Work
“But be on your guard. For they will deliver you over to councils, and you will be beaten in synagogues, and you will stand before governors and kings for my sake, to bear witness before them. 10And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations. —Mark 13:9, 10
Christians should take care, circumventing unnecessary danger. Personally, and aggregately be responsible in your preparation for the coming persecution of the end-time events. The church will continue to walk circumspectly, with patience and fortitude, performing duty in spite of severe persecution.
Perfect Counsel Present in Trial Galvanize Testimonies
And when they bring you to trial and deliver you over, do not be anxious beforehand what you are to say, but say whatever is given you in that hour, for it is not you who speak, but the Holy Spirit.—Mark 13: 11
The persecutions which you shall suffer shall become a glorious proof, both of your innocence, and of the guilt of those who reject the gospel. Believers should not be too anxious in bearing testimony to authorities because the Holy Spirit will inspire them with wisdom and courage.
Perseverance of Saints Authenticate the Living Faith
And you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved. —Mark 13:13
Under great trials, bearing up and perseverance to the end is a character of a true living faith. Christians take heed that you’re not drawn away from Christ and your duty to him because of sufferings. Hatred of all men will not deter the faithful to carry on and prosper knowing that we may be crushed and borne down, yet the gospel will stand forever.