The Savior is in Our Suffering

The Blessed Divine Purpose in Our Afflictions

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Satan’s attacks only prove that God is using you. Time to get happy and rejoice!!!! Persecution is Proof !

PRIMARILY, they are rejecting Christ IN YOU. His light and truth are shining in and through you and for this reason you are hated and will be eternally rewarded! Jesus’ Blessed and Persecuted People!

Every person who has or is presently doing something good in this life will be demonized, especially true Christians. Jesus promised such and actually warned against being well spoken of by everyone – and therefore by deduction insinuated that it’s a blessing when His children are persecuted for righteousness sake and that this should make them happy in Him and to “rejoice”! (Matthew 5:10-12; Luke 6:26; 1 Peter 4:12-14, etc.). In light of this truth, we should wear the scorn of the wicked as a badge of honor! Jesus is coming soon!

THE SEASONS of suffering are allowed in order that Christ might more powerfully be manifesting in our lives (Romans 8:28-29).

“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. 29  For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” Romans 8:28-29

Perhaps many times we quote v28 in the above passage while not realizing its connection to v29.

NOTE IN ROMANS 8:28 THAT GOD’S WORD DOES NOT SAY THAT ALL THINGS ARE GOOD BUT RATHER THAT “ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD” AND THAT’S BECAUSE HE IS IN CONTROL AND USES EVERYTHING TO BRING ABOUT CONFORMATION TO THE IMAGE OF CHRIST THROUGH THESE THINGS!

“When we seek God and His will for our lives, especially for our present sufferings, yes we become more fruitful than we could ever imagine because God always responds in faithfulness and hope. You don’t have to fear, faint, or fret in suffering…. God is accomplishing a sure work of maturity and faith. The long term effect of suffering is actually to build our faith, strengthen our testimony, and put us on the road to spiritual maturity….And when we filter our sufferings through this spiritually-oriented grid, we can experience renewed and revitalizing faith.” Eliset Igat

Bench warmers never get persecuted and they also won’t be rewarded.

You are under attack because God is using you! It’s that simple.

Joseph

In Genesis 37-50 we read the fascinating story of beloved Joseph who suffered horrendously for righteousness sake. After that lengthy season was over, Joseph said something surprising and revolutionary:

“And Joseph called the name of the firstborn Manasseh: For God, said he, hath made me FORGET all my toil, and all my father’s house. 52 And the name of the second called he Ephraim: For God hath caused me to be FRUITFUL in the land of my affliction.” Genesis 41:51-52

ARE YOU SUFFERING? 1. After we suffer a while (season – 1 Peter 5:10), God causes us to FORGET the pain where it no longer hurts and instead we rejoice at the fruit He forged in us during that season, and 2. He then makes us more FRUITFUL than we can imagine! John 15:1-16

Please memorize 1 Peter 5:10. God has a purpose in and uses our sufferings beloved.

The Blessing of Suffering in Christ

Prepared to be Used of the LORD!

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