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😁.

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.

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.

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

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

God Hides His Rewards

God always hides his biggest rewards behind a big bloody cross… So that those who are scared to suffer with Him can never really reign with Him.

But if you embrace the obedience – the reward is coming.

Read Phillipians 2
Read Hebrews 5:8

You Can NEVER Escape Obedience to GOD – An Intro to Spiritual Retardation

The only way to escape obedience is with disobedience and punishment.

You can NEVER escape God’s character-building processes through work, through family, or through ministry.

Spiritual Retardation is more than ignorance (even though they go hand in hand). Spiritual retardation is to refuse spiritual maturity or advancement in obedience thru suffering, and to choose disobedience and avoid suffering instead:

Being lazy and resisting work is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Resisting God’s purpose and plan for family and resisting nature and natural roles is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Resisting Gods high call on your life or ministry is a sign of spiritual retardation.

Hebrews 5:8
8 Though he [Jesus Christ] were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered;

If Jesus learned obedience thru suffering, how much more should we?

Disobedience and Ignorance go hand in hand. It’s like the old question – which came first, the chicken or the egg?

We are disobedient because of ignorance, and we are ignorant because of disobedience – because God pours out His Spirit and reveals His knowledge to those who obey His reproof (Proverbs 1:23).

When you delay obedience and refuse to advance to the stage you are supposed to be in, your spiritual progress becomes retarded.

Consistently avoiding obedience, suffering and maturity leads to more opportunities for obedience, suffering and maturity. So you never really escape Gods process of obedience anyway. Then in the end, disobedience leads to punishment You might as well obey Him at every stage, suffer temporarily, and be blessed with JOY!