The answer is Yes!!!
In our Christian walk we come up against obstacles, conflicts, hardships, hatred, and opposition on a daily basis.Through relationships, situations and daily life occurrences we are often made to feel like we are outcasts, outsiders, ostracized and excluded by the world.
***It is during these times that we as Christians feel like it is us against the world.
The truth is: “the world is against us”. In fact, we are hated and despised by the world; because as Christians we are no longer a part of the world. The world loves its own, and the world is designed to love, nurture and protect its own.
Not only does the world hate Christians, but the world hated Jesus first.
Jesus has chosen us to be part of Him; ending all of our ties with the world.
With all of our ties to the world being severed, there are no more connections. We no longer belong to the world. So now instead of the world loving us it now hates us.
In John 15: 18 – 19 (AMP) 18 “If the world hates you [and it does], know that it has hated Me before it hated you. 19 If you belonged to the world, the world would love [you as] its own and would treat you with affection. But you are not of the world [you no longer belong to it], but I have chosen you out of the world. And because of this the world hates you.
So in essence, since we are no longer a part of the world, we can’t expect to get the joys, accolades, love, affections, acceptance and rewards from the world.
So don’t get discouraged and dejected when you are hurt, rejected, excluded, ostracized and hated on by the world.
***Remember the world loves and takes care of its own. We have been set aside. Jesus has handpicked and chosen us to be a part of Him.
God Bless you all,