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How Can We Be Ready for Persecution?
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." Jesus is not telling us not to study Scripture or study apologetics, but He is telling us not to be anxious. We do not need to worry about how we're going to defend ourselves. God is our shield and our defender. We do not need to worry about how we will defend the Lord; He is the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the King of kings and Lord of lords. We need to trust and be prepared to speak faithfully, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Persecution comes in some form or other to every faithful Christian. "Indeed, all who desire to live a life in Christ Jesus will be