Your Future is Bright… but your GREATNESS is NOW!

Your future is BRIGHT… but your GREATNESS is NOW.

Don’t let the devil tell you that you have to wait for success at a later time.

The rejection, persecution, and suffering is only ADDING to the WEIGHTY GLORIOUSNESS of your reward!

When you stand for the Word of God against all odds and against all opposition – your greatness is NOW! And it only gets BETTER!

Matthew 11:11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not risen a GREATER than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is LEAST in the KINGDOM of HEAVEN is GREATER than he.

I rejoice, spin and dance when I am rejected, disrespected, and despised for speaking the Word of God and obeying the Commandments of God and the faith Jesus.

I’m not worried – its just a sign of the times, and a sign of my bigger reward in heaven!

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Everyone Suffers in this Life

Everyone Suffers in this Life!

Even JESUS the Son of God learned obedience thru the things He suffered, then He also suffered His innocent execution.

🎯You suffer consequences for your bad decisions. You suffer envy for your good decisions.

🎯You suffer when you study & work hard. You suffer lack when you don’t study or work hard.

🎯You suffer punishment when you do wrong. You suffer persecution and hate when you do right.

🎯You suffer fighting against sin. You suffer when you let sin rule your mind and body.

🎯You suffer for fornication and child sacrifice. You suffer in child bearing and self-sacrificing provision for your family.

🎯You suffer when you lose (friends, family, jobs, money) in your life circumstances. You suffer when you gain blessings which are more responsibilities to manage.

WE WILL ALL SUFFER IN THIS LIFE!

But what’s important is that we suffer in RIGHTEOUSNESS because if we suffer in RIGHTEOUSNESS we can have INTERNAL and ETERNAL 😁JOY😁.

If you choose JOY before your change comes, God will know that your hope is in Him and not in the thing He is about to bless you with.

Job’s friends wanted him to be fake, but he kept it 💯 and STILL didn’t sin against YAH. If you suffer in Righteousness, DOUBLE is Coming!!!🙌🏾

Isaiah 51:3 For the Lord shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the Lord; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.

Psalm 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

2 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

Christlikeness – The ministry of Christ

Suffering. Rejection. Persecution. Ridicule. These are the marks of those qualified to represent heaven on earth.

Always choose lowliness🙏🏾

Jesus Loved, Served, and Discipled Judas even though He was completely aware that Judas was assigned by the devil to betray Him. #ThatsLove #BeChristLike

👑🏔👑You don’t know the ministry of Christ until you’ve experienced:

– people that you’ve poured your life out for tell you that you have no love

– people that you patiently teach by example tell you that you’re too deep and spooky and useless

– people that you actively serve tell you that you’re rebellious

– people that you respect and show kindness to spitting in your face.

If you can suffer those things, and still serve in love and refuse to run away, then you will know the ministry of Christ.

Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ‘s sake hath forgiven you.
Your biggest opportunity to be like Christ isn’t to get rich, famous, influential, or viral. It’s not even really when you heal the sick, cast out devils, or preach the gospel.

Your biggest opportunity to become like Christ is when you love those that hate you, and serve those that gossip about you and spy on you.

Its when you keep your Father in Heaven’s Commandments and walk in His holiness, speaking and doing His Words even though it guarantees hatred and persecution. Yet you can still sing, dance, spin, and rejoice in Him, because that’s when you receive your greatest rewards!

You can respect those that don’t respect you, and even give your life for them in love – because your greatest treasure is knowing Christ!

Your best sign of Christlikeness is not signs & wonders, or your impact on others, or your display of power or miracles… but it’s when you are rejected by the people you give your life for – and still somehow choose obedience and love.

  • THIS IS THE HIGH CALLING!!!
  • EMBRACE the SUFFERING.
  • BE like JESUS.
  • LOVE your ENEMIES!

His enemies were the people He helped, fed, loved, and gave His life for.

John 1:11

He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

When you do what you do for the Lord – He will reward you! He knows how to get it to you when people don’t think you deserve it.

If Christlikeness is your goal, then rejection from man is your portion…. and the Reward will be GREAT!!

Jesus Endured the Contradictions of Sinners… he suffered much more than we ever will. Look unto Jesus!

Hebrews 12:2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.
3 For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.
4 Ye have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.

To know Christ is to suffer for the obedience of His faith.

When we suffer for our disobedience, we don’t get rewarded for that.

When we suffer for our obedience to Him, we attain resurrection power, eternal rewards, and we get to know Him very closely.

Philippians 3:10
That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

People Will Try to Bury Your Reputation Like they Buried Christ

There are people that will ridicule you for imitating Jesus and obeying His Apostles and Prophets the best you can. There are people that will call you narcissistic for finding yourself in the Scripture and obeying it. The more you grow, the more hatred you will get.

John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.

I follow Jesus and Keep His Commandments not from Narcissism but from Obedience to His Word and His Spirit, by His Grace, because of His Mercy. He loved me so I love Him back.

He’s Worth it!

I see myself in the Scriptures because He is the One who lives in me! So when you bury me I will rise just like Him!

Suffering is Only for the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus

Persecution only comes because of the Word of God and the Testimony of Jesus. Why? Because those are the only things that the devil is scared of. Those are the only things that are a threat to him. Our wisdom is not a threat. Our excellence is not a threat. Our talent is not a threat. Our media empires are not a threat. Our money is not a threat. 
The only things the devil is scared of are the Word of God, and the Testimony of Jesus. If you turn down the Word of God, and turn off the testimony of Jesus, you are not a threat to the devil at all.
Don’t suffer for your own foolishness. The only things worth suffering for are the Word of God, and the Testimony of Jesus.
Revelation 1

9 I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.

Gods BLESSING turns SUFFERING into REIGNING not SINNING

God blessed the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Then Joseph ended up a slave in Egypt. Then Joseph became the ruler of Egypt. Then all the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob became slaves in Egypt. Then they “exodused” Egypt and were blessed with some of the best land in the best location on earth.

If you really walk in Gods BLESSING you will always turn your SUFFERING into REIGNING. Don’t turn your SUFFERING into SINNING turn your SUFFERING into REIGNING!

Every time you Suffer in Righteousness its actually a Promotion.
Suffer to Reign.
Believe in God and shut the devil up!❤😁✌🏾

INTEGRITY AS AN INVESTMENT

Satan will try to use your woundedness and hurt to get you going his way. But if you keep your INTEGRITY, you can use your suffering to get a double promotion in God’s ways.

Who you are on the inside cannot be taken away from you. Integrity. Character. Discipline. Love. Obedience.
This is your Value💪🏾

How do I turn Suffering into Reigning?

Turning suffering into reigning is not easy by yourself. But with God you can do it easily. When God says it he gives power to do it. “Where the word of a king is, there is power.” (Ecclesiastes 8 )

First forgive, because God forgave you. Then just listen for whatever instruction or act of integrity he tells you to keep. It might not be pain free but it will be powerful.

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Job 2:9-10
Proverbs 15:4
Job 42:10-12

The Lesson of Job

If you cannot praise Him during the hard times, is your praise during the good times really from the heart?

Job 1:21b the Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.

Every time you Suffer in Righteousness its actually a Promotion.
Suffer to Reign.
Believe in God and shut the devil up!❤😁✌🏾

Avoid Suffering: Store up Wrath

Because we live in a world that has been infected by Satans iniquity, everyone on the planet has to go thru some measure of suffering.

Even those in blessed regions have to suffer in obedience to the Word of God and the Name of Jesus Christ. Show me someone who has cleverly manipulated ways to avoid all suffering, and I’ll show you someone who is storing up the wrath of God. Embrace your Suffering and your Reigning!

Do We Really Believe in Suffering and Reigning

If we really knew that the more we suffered with Christ, the more we reigned with Christ, we would not hesitate to suffer with Him or be embarrassed about it. We might even rejoice about it…

Acts 5:41 And they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name.

2 Timothy 2:12
if we suffer, we shall also reign with him: if we deny him, he also will deny us:

Identifying with Other Suffering Believers

Fellow American Christians, we don’t go thru 1/20th of the suffering that Believers in other countries go thru for their faith.

Hebrews 13
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.

The absolute very LEAST we can do is bear the reproach of Christ, take a stand and a message of obedience and holiness.

2 Timothy 3:12
Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

The Glory of the Cross

Yielding, submitting, obeying and surrendering are just as valuable to God as winning, succeeding, overcoming and conquering is to us. – Thea Hogue