We will continue on with the last four beatitudes in this lesson, one being that we are blessed when we are persecuted. Perhaps this is not one of your favorite beatitudes, but for the genuine Kingdom citizen it as cherished as much as the other seven. In fact, one pastor in Romania recalls being in solitary confinement with chunks of his flesh being cut from his body and being given no food. Yet amidst that suffering he recounts that the joy of the Lord would so overtake him that he would dance with joy in his prison. To us, this type of suffering might sound foreign. In a short time from now it might not sound so foreign but common place for those who are Gods children. Some of us may be persecuted and yes, even killed for righteousness sake. This my friend is one of the eight beatitudes that Christ taught on the Sermon on the Mount.