You Are Hated
Do you concede the notion that you are hated? Seriously, have you ever settled yourself enough to acknowledge that you are detested, and then to understand why? Have you ever fought to emerge pass the hurt and pain, the shock and self-doubt to maturely and boldly stand in your creation? Have you ever made such awareness not about you, finding comfort in He which you reflect?
If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. This is why the world hates you. —John 15:19
In sanctuaries, we valiantly profess our love for Christ. That is always easy to do in environments where we think we are the majority. Would you be so loud if you knew you were surrounded by wolves in sheep clothing? Are you as brave when you are in the world? Spirits recognize spirits, even when one does not do so consciously, no matter the conditions.
Have you ever shown up somewhere and people become uncomfortable? Your mere presence causes a shift in the atmosphere—sometimes it is pleasant and other times you know to be on heighten alert. Do not be deceived in thinking such changes are because you are well-liked or disliked. It is spiritual. Are you amongst your Family or have you found yourself in the midst of the clan of another? Know your truth! Spirits do.
For me, it became vital to understand the spiritual nature of hate. Sometimes it is easy to identify. Other times, it will masquerade as a friend or ally. However it appears, it is a formidable opponent. Love and hate cannot share the same space contently. There is no compromise. Life lives! Are you living according to your faith and His purpose? Sure, there may be times when you feel as if you are all alone. Know that you are not. There will be times when you will feel outnumbered. Remember, Light shines upon darkness. Do not become distracted by hate. You have a purpose founded in love. You have work to do, a work much bigger than you. You have been chosen to stand out, to not surrender to hate, envy, or jealousy. So YES, you are hated!!! You are hated because you are different from that which the world purports. Now that that is understood, carry on.
All this I have told you so that you will not go astray. —John 16:1