Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Mat 5:10 NKJ)
This text follows directly after the call of the Christian to be a peace-maker. In other words, if you live the life of a peace-maker, persecution will follow for two reasons. First, because you stand up for righteousness. The Hebrew word is ‘tsedaqah,’ meaning righteousness-justice. Not just any righteousness or any justice, but that which comes from the Kingdom of God. The Christian that is persecuted lives their life to serve the King and to implement his Words, deeds and actions here on earth (Matt 6:10).
Have no doubt in your mind, we live in the kingdom of darkness that is ruled by, “the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. (Eph 2:2-3 NKJ) Our spiritual battle is against, “principalities (demonic forces), against powers (those who serve the kingdom of darkness (Eph 6:12 NKJ) They do not want you bringing Kingdom light into the world. So when the world tells you to be quiet—turn up the volume.