Where two are three are present who love and obey the commandments of God, Jesus there presides, let it be in the desolate place of the earth, in the wilderness, in the city enclosed in prison walls ( Hebrews 12: 22-24). The glory of God has penetrated the prison walls, flooding with glorious beams of heavenly light the darkest dungeon. His saints may suffer ( 2 Timothy 3:12), but their sufferings will, like the apostles of old, spread their faith and win souls to Christ and glorify His holy name. The bitterest opposition expressed by those who hate God's great moral standard of righteousness ( Psalm 119: 172) should not and will not shake the steadfast soul who trusts fully in God.
They that will be doers of the word are building securely, and the tempest and storm of persecution will not shake their foundation ( Matthew 16:18), because their souls are rooted to the Eternal Rock. E.G. White "Upward Look"