“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. [Exod. 19:5, 6.]” 1 Peter 2:9 AMP
If you belong to Christ you are an anomaly. You’re a peculiar, strange people. You are more interested in displaying the virtues of Almighty God than fulfilling earthly pleasures. That’s strange. You could care less about symmetry. You know you don’t fit in. Why does your being different scare people so much to the point that they want to clone you into them? Don’t they say being unique is a good thing? I guess not when it comes to imitating God. You see, you remind them that He exists. It makes them feel uncomfortable. They feel like heaven is watching them whenever they’re in your presence. Because you display God’s character and God lives in you by His Spirit, they see Him in you. It frightens them. No one who loves evil wants to be in the presence of good. (Proverbs 29:27) And God is good. So they seek to turn you into them. And if that doesn’t work well they find another way to deal with you. You’re a glitch in the system. And the system hates computer glitches. But don’t fear. They can only do what God allows for His purpose and glory. And whatever He allows was already destined before we were born.
“What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops. And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna). Are not two little sparrows sold for a penny? And yet not one of them will fall to the ground without your Father’s leave (consent) and notice. But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not, then; you are of more value than many sparrows. Therefore, everyone who acknowledges Me before men and confesses Me [out of a state of oneness with Me], I will also acknowledge him before My Father Who is in heaven and confess [that I am abiding in] him. But whoever denies and disowns Me before men, I also will deny and disown him before My Father Who is in heaven.” Matthew 10:27-33 AMP
The world is way more afraid of you than you should ever be of them. Why? Because through you God powerfully communicates that He really does exists. You make it harder for them to keep lying to themselves. Your good behavior says, “God is real! He is not dead! Repent! He is coming to judge the world for their deeds!” No wonder God wants us to never give up doing what is good?
“And do not [for a moment] be frightened or intimidated in anything by your opponents and adversaries, for such [constancy and fearlessness] will be a clear sign (proof and seal) to them of [their impending] destruction, but [a sure token and evidence] of your deliverance and salvation, and that from God.” Philippians 1:28 AMP
I told you; you scare people, God himself said it. As you steadfastly, and fearlessly, serve God without being intimidated in any way, by anyone, God makes your behavior a clear sign to His and your adversaries of their impending destruction. You the church; the anomalies, communicate for God in various ways. And these messages make evildoers feel very uncomfortable. Hence, their plan is to change you into them, or somehow get rid of you. (Revelation 13:16-17) Then there will be no one left to remind them of God, their sins, and their need to repent. That’s what they think.
“Everyone will hate you because you follow me. But the one who remains faithful to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22 ERV
Shine on anomalies. Shine on! Keep on communicating for God!