Monday, January 05, 2009

Don't suffer in silence

For a long time we have listened and believed church doctrine that as christians it necessary even noble of us to have to deal with any king of suffering. We have victory through what Jesus did and conquered on the cross and one of those things was suffering. It was spoken of prophetically by Isaiah in 53:10-11 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life a guilt offering, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand. After the suffering of his soul, he will see the light of life and be satisfied; by his knowledge my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities.
Our suffering should not look or feel like the world's suffering. In fact because of our victory in Christ our suffering shouldn't even SEEM like suffering.
We are promises that no matter how much afflictions we have we will be delivered out of all of them. Too many of are suffering in silence thinking that it is will of God for us and that is not the case. We should NOT be suffering in silence but rejoicing in our suffering because the WORD tells us in Romans 5:2-4 that eventually our suffering leads to hope. There is MUCH that is said in regards to suffering in the New Testament by the Apostle Paul and Peter. It is time for to dismantle the lies of religion about suffering and to meditate and grow in faith about the WORD tells us about suffering.
Romans 8:17-18 Now if we are children, then we are heirs-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.
1 Thessalonians 5:9 For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Peter 5:10 And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.
Be Blessed, Manie