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“Master,” said John, “we saw a man driving out demons in your name and we tried to stop him, because he is not one of us.” “Do not stop him,” Jesus said, “for whoever is not against you is for you.” Luke 9:49-50   In the Old Testament, the prophets faced adversity from their own people. As they went out and shared what the Lord had told them, their lives were at risk. They weren’t heroes. The people of their times weren’t listening to them in an effort to know God better. Those men were ridiculed and threatened with punishment, even to death. Still while they certainly weren’t well received, the major threats came from the outside. God’s people were always in danger from people who did not follow Him. In the New Testament, John the Baptist, Jesus, the apostles, all faced the same ridicule and harassment from people who were supposed to share the same beliefs. The people of Jesus’ time clearly didn’t embrace His message. The threat from the inside grew much stronger. Small