ENDURANCE

Sometimes we go through things that seems so unbearable. But if we consider what some people have gone through and lived to write about it or testify, we will find that with Christ we are able to bear it. And as it says in Psalms 34:19,” Many are the afflictions of the righteous,but the Lord ,delivers us out of them all” Jesus said in John 16:33 In the world you shall have tribulation,but be of good cheer,He has overcome the world,and so can we. The devil and his agents can never defeat us,because God gave us the victory through Christ Jesus, we see examples of people like Joseph, Job and Jesus, our Savior, who endured such hostility and opposition from sinful men and Jesus resisted to the point of shedding His blood, that led to His death, burial and resurrection. Which tells us that like the three J’s (Joseph, Job, and Jesus), God, who is faithful, will eventually or has already resurrected us from our trials, troubles, tribulations or whatever problems we face. The three J’s were faithful and obedient to God; which is the criteria for God to redeem and resurrect us from our dilemma. They trusted God and did not lean on their own understanding. They neither complained or murmured, plus they prayed without ceasing.

Most of us, if not all of us, hate pain and suffering, but Hebrews 12:5 tells us not to despise chastening, nor be discouraged when we are rebuked by God. We will be rebuked because we all have sinned and fallen short. However, He never leaves or forsake us. Plus, Hebrews 12:6 tells us who the Lord loves He chastens and every son He receives He scourges. As a matter of fact punishment strips and kills everything that is not of God, because it allows you to kill the flesh and its desires and draw close to God and the Holy Spirit can reside in us. You must admit that the only time most people draw closer to God is when trouble strikes, because the devils plan is to steal, kill, and destroy everyone who belongs to God.

In Hebrews 12:10 it confirms what I said, that when God disciplines us it is for our good and it puts us on the right path to righteousness and holiness. Discipline purifies us from the contaminants of this world and it is then we know that we are true children of God and not illegitimate children.

As Hebrews 12:11 confirms that no one likes discipline, it is never joyful or pleasant, but painful. However, afterwards it yields or manifests the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have learned from it. This increases your faith in God to the mountain moving supernatural level and allows you the privilege of walking as Jesus walked on earth. That’s the blessing of salvation.

God disciplines out of love.  

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord, nor detest His correction; for whom the Lord loves He corrects, just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Proverbs 3:11-12

All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.

Scripture reference Hebrews 12:3-11.