The moment that you start following Jesus, the devil becomes your enemy and he will do anything and everything that he can to DISCOURAGE you and STOP you from following Jesus. The moment that you start FOLLOWING JESUS you will suffer rejection, persecution and tribulation. Jesus said that “in this world you will have tribulation but take courage I have overcome the world.”
If you are NOT suffering rejection, persecution and tribulation, then you are NOT following Jesus Christ. Most believers do not suffer persecution, it is because they are NOT following Jesus Christ. They are NOT denying themselves, NOT picking up their cross every day and following Jesus. If you LISTEN to that Voice of the Holy Spirit inside of you and you OBEY, you CHOOSE to live HOLY and RIGHTEOUS and DO those things that please Jesus then the world will REJECT you, your family will reject you, you will be persecuted, you will suffer tribulation.
Are you suffering tribulation? If you are NOT IN TRIBULATION you are NOT IN CHRIST. Then your relationship with Jesus Christ is NOT REAL. All those who follow Jesus Christ will be IN TRIBULATION.
May Jesus bless you.