And why would we think we would be treated any better than Jesus or His disciples? Consider this. What might it mean to you and your life?
I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Be on your guard; you will be handed over to the local councils and be flogged in the synagogues. On my account you will be brought before governors and kings as witnesses to them and to the Gentiles. But when they arrest you, do not worry about what to say or how to say it. At that time you will be given what to say, for it will not be you speaking, but the Spirit of your Father speaking through you.
You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Matthew 10:16-20, 22 (NIV)