Apostle Paul admonished the saints in Philippi and said,
“Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent, I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel, and not in any way terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God” (Philippians 1:27-28).
It is a worthwhile effort to stand firm with Jesus Christ. Afflictions and persecutions of saints would rise, but believers must endure them all. God reserves huge rewards for followers of Jesus Christ who refuse to bow for an opposition. He will reward our steadfastness with his crown of glory in heaven. Not only that, but God will also make our work on earth abide. Our good works will still continue to speak after we have departed from this earth to heaven. God will continue to reference our good works and bless our succeeding generations.
Dear God, please let me be a steadfast Christian who does not let me give up his/her faith because of persecutions. Help me to remain focused and faithfully serve you unto the end. Please bless me and my household, and let all who faithfully follow you receive a crown of glory in heaven. For in the name of Jesus Christ I make my requests. Amen.