(Excerpt from Daily Light - July 31 Morning - Oops, it's been in my drafts a lo-oong time!)
Endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. II Tim. 2:3
I have given him for a witness to the people, a leader and commander to the people. Isa. 55:4
It became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. Heb. 2:10
We must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22
We do not war after the flesh: (for the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds.) II Cor. 10:3, 4
The God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you. I Pet. 5:10
Sometimes, it feels like we're fighting a losing battle?!
Who is the victor in those thoughts?
Not Christ, of course, it is Satan.
As a result, we will be the victim of our own foolish thoughts, thus dishonour Christ's holy name.
As our Saviour was "perfected through suffering", so too are we.
"..no servant is greater than his master.." Jesus said, John 13:16.
So suffer, yes, we will. Whether by the illness of the frailty of flesh, sinful self, circumstances or those around us, nearest & dearest.
Read those verses again!
Find great rich encouragement, not in suffering, but in the fruit of such suffering - fruit of the Spirit of God.
Dont let "We must through MUCH tribulation enter into the kingdom of God" surprise you.
WATCH .. BE YE ALSO READY..
"Take ye heed, watch and pray:
for ye know not when the time is. Mark 13:33
"Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God..." Ephes 6:13a
Be in the Word, be in prayer frequently, not a quick duck into it when convenient! Frequent, deep drinking of the fellowship of Prayer and the Living Word.
"Pray without ceasing."
True, constant communication is as natural as breathing.
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“…this is the victory that overcometh the World, even our FAITH.."
FAITH not in ourselves, but in our Living God, Whom we serve!
He never fails.
Glory to His name.
Lord bless, save and keep you in all things.
Praying for you in your day, to have "victory in Jesus, our Saviour forever..."
Treasure that thought and rejoice in the length, depth and breadth of it.
Thanks to all who pop across to read this blog and Thank YOU, especially if you’re able to leave some love and encouragement.
Shaz in Oz.x
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