Matthew 5:11 “Blessed are ye when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake.”
The Yazidis in Iraq were targeted by ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) for genocide. They were raped, beaten, and they were executed. ISIS didn’t want to imprison them. They wanted to kill them–wipe them off the map.
During the height of the ISIS brutality, one man was burned alive three times by ISIS after they discovered he was a follower of Christ. He said, “They burned me, but I didn’t burn.” He was imprisoned and tortured for two months. The man said he was stoned and ISIS members drenched him in 20 gallons of gasoline. But even though he was burned alive, he survived unharmed. He credited Jesus for his survival.
Revelation 3:10 “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”