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Friday, April 25, 2014

Why we Suffer, What suffering Produces

"I am concerned about their suffering."  God spoke this in (Exodus 3:7) 

God loves you and is so concerned about yours suffering. Job wrote this during all his suffering
 " But those who suffer he delivers in their suffering; he speaks to them in their affliction" (Job 36:15)  Are you hearing him to speak to you during your suffering? He is speaking to you- press in till you hear him in your heart & soul.

Psalm 22:24
"For he has not despised or scorned the suffering of the afflicted one; he has not hidden his face from him but has listened to his cry for help"  He hears all your cry's. Never stop going to him! Press into him.
Psalm 119:50
"My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." He holds promise of deliverance! Do you truly believe that? Do you trust him?
God Cares and Loves you So much that he sent his only begotten Son to carry away your suffering.
 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. (Isaiah 53:3)
You can never feel alone that our Living God came down to suffer. Not only did he suffer for us because of our transgressions but you could never enter his presence and say "you don't know what I'm feeling" because he has lived it all! He has felt every emotion, he had experienced every human trouble. There is nothing new under the sun (SON). 

Jesus Came for the people THEN......He Comes to the Rescue of His people NOW! 
His Power did NOT die! His Power Rose him from the Dead and then was sent down into all of us through the Holy Spirit! In this Power we become free from suffering.  Just as people flocked to him then to be set free, people flock to the altar and into his presence to be given freedom from suffering! 
Jesus Said
“Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” (Mark 5:34) 

You have prayed, prayed, prayed,....................begged.................bargained.......prayed, prayed, prayed.........pleaded............given up...........given in...............lost hope...........You find no relief in the suffering...............Why are you still suffering? There is so much to learn about suffering. For without suffering and turmoil then we lose so much. Through some suffering we gain so much.
What our Suffering Produces
1) Perseverance (Romans 5:2-5)
2) Hope (Romans 5:2-5)
3) Character (Romans 5:2-5)
4) Comfort (through & in Christ 2 Corinthians 1:5)
5) Joy (Gift of the Holy Spirit- 1st Thessalonians 1:6) 
6) Sharing- we share with others and grow close in suffering. (2 Corinthians 1:5-7)
7) To truly know Christ is to become like him- we can do that when we endure suffering (Philippians 3:10)
8)Counted Worthy in the Kingdom of God (2 Thessalonians 1:5) 
9) Patience- We grow to become patient when we expect the Lord to work on our time- there is no choice but to surrender to HIS TIMING! (James 5:7)
10) Noble Honor from the Lord- for the Lord looks upon his righteous endured -the one who endures suffering because of God! He gives special honor to those martyred. (1 Peter 2:19)
11)Blessings- for when you suffer for doing what is right then you will be blessed by the Lord- (1 Peter 3:14) 

The Glass is not Half Empty, it's Half Full. Perspective leads to Victorious Life no matter how much the sufferings.   "I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us." (Romans 8:18) We must trust the word of God; alive and active. It speaks to the promise of liberation from the bondage of decay; the complete understanding that we will be brought into all freedom and glory. (Romans 8:20) 

What are you to do in your Suffering?
 Become a Conqueror & Glorify God!

1)Learn to take NO shame in suffering! (2 Timothy 1:12)  
2)Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.(2 Timothy 2:3)
3)Don't Shy away from suffering- instead help others endure while they are suffering (Hebrews 13:3) 
4) Remember that while you are suffering- God's word is NOT dead! So while you Suffer- Glorify God and Promote the Good news of Salvation and Hope & perseverance for the Great Fight through him. (2 Timothy 2:9)
5) When you suffer- take no fear! The threats from the Evil ones will not prosper (1 Peter 3:14) 
6) Good warrior in suffering is doing good to evil instead of repaying evil with evil. (1 Peter 3:9)
7)Stand Firm in Faith- (1 Peter 5:9) 
8) Endurance-This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus. (Revelation 14:12)
9)Don't Be Afraid! Go explore the old testament- God spoke to his people all the time about getting rid of fear, his plan is to always free his people! 
10) Remember it's all about God's Will, not yours. 
11) Remember it's all about staying sinless during your suffering (Like Jesus!) 
12) A call to persevere- (Hebrews 10:19)


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