by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you.” (Jesus – John 15:18-19)
Chapters 13 through 17 of the Gospel of John recorded in the Bible are often referred to as “the upper room discourse,” as it is a record of Jesus’ conversation with his closest friends, the 12 apostles, as they celebrated the Jewish Passover dinner on the very night Jesus was going to be arrested, and then later executed.
These 5 chapters contain some of the most detailed and intimate words Jesus ever spoke to his disciples just before he was executed.
He made it very clear to his followers, both then as well as today, that to follow him was to take a path that leads to persecution and hardship, going against the crowd and having the world hate you, because you represent the “light” that Jesus is in the world, which in turn exposes the evil of the world system, ruled by Satan, the father of lies.
Satan is the ruler of the World System, which is the Kingdom of Darkness. He is above the politicians, the Globalists, the Luciferians, and the mastermind behind everything. One does not reach prominence in this World System without serving him, either knowingly or unknowingly.
In the 14th chapter of this precious discourse between Jesus and his followers that was written down by John so that all of us could benefit from it, Jesus makes it very clear that the path he was walking down, being hated by the world because he exposed its evil deeds, was a path that led to his physical death via execution, but resulted in eternal life in God’s Kingdom.
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
Jesus did not just reveal the truth, he did not just show the way, he did not just demonstrate what life is, he claimed that he IS The Way, The Truth, and The Life.
As the great apologist Josh McDowell has said in the past, Jesus was either a liar, a lunatic, or he was who he claimed to be. There are no other options if you believe he was a historical person that once walked on this earth.
For those of you who are new readers at Health Impact News, you need to understand that this is the foundational truth that our entire network of websites is based upon, and it has been that way for almost two decades now.
The tag line in our banner, “Shining the Light of the Truth into the Darkness of Deceit,” clearly states that this is the truth our publications are built upon, the truth that is embodied in the person of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
The articles in our Created4Health category and website are by far the most commented on articles we publish.
So you can save yourself and myself some time by just skipping these articles if you don’t like them, rather than emailing me disparaging remarks like “You need to stick to the topic of vaccines and stop publishing religious articles” and comments like that, because this has ALWAYS been what we are about.
I do not belong to any religious organization, and I do not choose to wear a religious label, like “Christian.”
I am truly independent and receive no funding from Wall Street investors or non-profits. I serve no boss but the one I choose to serve voluntarily, Jesus Christ my Lord and Savior.
I identify myself with Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God, and stand in full opposition to the World System ruled by Satan.
Having experienced the spiritual rebirth process at a young age (19-years-old), I have had decades of experience living the persecuted life by following The Way of Jesus, and going against the crowd, and learning how to be equipped with the Spiritual gifts that Jesus provides for us to live that kind of life.