John 16:33 NIV
I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.
In this chapter Jesus is telling his disciples that soon he will die due to crucifixion and then reappear to them thru resurrection. Additionally, the disciples will eventually have a period that they aren’t together because of what happens to Jesus. Though to be clear Jesus doesn’t specifically go into the details of what will happen to him. What I get out of this verse is that just like the disciples in the past we as Christians in the present will experiences times where being aligned with the word of God is problematic to the world. Nowadays the world is accepting of every religion, false truth, and opinion unless it has to do with Jesus Christ and the word of God. We are already seeing the world and our country try to distance themselves from Christ and teachings of the bible. However, we must stay steady in our message and mission to progress God’s kingdom because Jesus ultimately defeated the world. If we have the ultimate warrior and conqueror in Jesus on our side, there is nothing that we should fear.