Being set free from the chains of a sinful life will bring one peace and joy, but make no mistake, it will also bring criticism, hatred, accusations, and seek to tear in shreds the protective fabric of God's forgiveness covering you. Jesus endured envy, jealousy and vicious hatred because He had come, as God's only Son, to bear our sinful nature and restore our fellowship with God, the Father. And He said we will endure no less . . .
But for His Grace, we would be defeated by those who hate us~instead, we are more than conquerors through Christ Jesus!