Do not be surprised when men do not agree with you and even despise you for your faith in Me. Many asked of Me, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?”
It is the foolish things of the world that confound the wise. Not foolish as in “foolhardy” or “unintelligent”, but the world considers you “foolish” if you do not conform to their ways and agree with their beliefs.
I was despised and rejected of men. But I did not open My mouth to speak against them for all things must be fulfilled. I forgave them for they knew not what they were doing. I know what you are feeling, Dear One, when men make fun of you and say all manner of evil against you. Many simply ignore you or consider you of little importance. Do not overcome evil with evil, but overcome evil with good.
You are of utmost importance to Me, Beloved. You are My Light shining in the darkness. The world will never love you but always remember that I love you. You are the apple of My eye.
I have separated you unto Myself. You are the Child of the King. Ignore the words spoken against you, Little One. For one day, I shall recompense all wrong doing.
Love those who persecute you. Love your enemies, and you shall be called Sons and Daughters of the Most High. Be merciful as I am merciful. It is My Love in you that shall draw all men unto Me.
You are My Separated ones. I shall guard your hearts and your minds as you look to Me. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you: not as the world gives, but supernatural peace in the midst of the storms. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
“And Jesus came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, “He shall be called a Nazarene*“Matthew 2:23.
“He was despised and rejected by mankind, a Man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like One from whom people hide their faces He was despised, and we held Him in low esteem…. 7 He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He did not open His mouth; Like a Lamb that is led to slaughter, And like a sheep that is silent before its shearers, So He did not open His mouth”Isaiah 53:3,7.
“But I say to you who hear, love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. 35 Love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men. 36 “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful”Luke 6: 27-30.
“Speak tenderly to My people, and proclaim that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins” Isaiah 40:2.
*Ναζωραῖος Nazōraios, Strongs #3480: Thayer Definition: A Nazarite = “One separated,” a title given to Jesus in the New Testament, a name given to Christians by the Jews, Acts 24:5. Nazareth = “the guarded one”
Hebrew “netser”, which signifies a branch or sprout. It is so applied to the Messiah (Isaiah 11:1), i.e., He whom the prophets called the Netse, the “Branch.”