Everyone wants to receive the BREAKTHROUGH, FAVOUR, SUPERNATURAL PROVISION and MIRACLES SIGNS & WONDERS but start talking about the SUFFERING in proportion to the blessings of God in your walk with the Lord and suddenly we have all developed SELECTIVE HEARING!
Jesus wants you to go back to the WORD today and really look at the lives of any of his servants that did great works on the earth. Where there are abundant blessings there is also suffering of some kind to go with it. Suffering QUALIFIES YOU, it conditions your heart and firmly fixes the agenda of God into your spirit so you are deemed worthy to walk in the greatness of your calling.
There is something unique about the hardships and trials and the tests that suffering will bring that can teach you more about yourself than any other situation you will ever experience. When we are not saved and we suffer needlessly for Satan’s agenda we look at it from the perspective of life being unfair or we resign our plight to Karma or fate!
When we come to Christ and we suffer just as much if not more we start to complain and get dismayed by the REAL WALK WITH GOD, thinking that God doesn’t love us or start doubting our whole walk altogether. James the apostle said “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.
Suffering is the NORM!
If Jesus suffered so shall we but instead of complaining REJOICE (Rom 5:3-5) because you have become worthy to take on the sufferings of Christ! It is an honor to be the furnace of affliction (Isa 48:10) because it is there that God’s glory can truly be revealed and you are being tested as GOLD! (1Pet 1:7)
- He Learned Obedience through what He Suffered (hiking2christ.org)
- The Suffering of Christ (gertlush60.wordpress.com)
- Comfort Through Christ (savedbygraceblogdotcom.wordpress.com)
- You Need Adversity! (pastorron7.wordpress.com)
- Suffering as a Christian (whiteturtles.wordpress.com)
- The Verdict (1nest.wordpress.com)
- Barack Speaks At Easter Prayer Breakfast 2013 (theobamacrat.com)
- Can A Believer, In Christ Jesus, Be Cursed By A Christian Leader? (holyspiritcomfort.com)
- OT Interpretation: The Myths We Just Know (christthetruth.wordpress.com)