of the Lord Jesus is our strength:
Tribulation brings suffering
Suffering teaches us obedience
Through obedience we receive the Holy Spirit
With the Holy Spirit comes joy and power
That joy is our strength and we can abound in hope
That hope is to be settled, restored and established in peace
and have an excellent future here on earth
That future is to enter the "Kingdom of God (Yahweh)" and overcome
the world, while in the world through love
Many Christians want to enter into the promises of God (Yahweh)
like the unsaved do, without going through the necessary steps of trials
and suffering, when even Jesus learned obedience through the things he
suffered Hebrews 5:8. Others wish to continue suffering long past its usefulness.
Jesus didnít author suffering, our sin did Romans 5:12.
In John 16:33 it says, "in the world we will have tribulation", but
by entering into Jesusí overcoming we will have his peace: in James 1:2
the joy in tribulation is not for the tribulation, but for the deliverance
from it; also in 1st Corin. 10:13 we are promised, that if we
ask he has provided a way of escape for us from every temtation. The reason
for the tribulation is so the love of Yahweh can go from our hearts gushing
into torrents of love from the Holy Spirit Romans 5:5. Donít be surprised
at the fiery trials, because thatís how we enter the "Kingdom of Yahweh
(God)" 1st Peter 4:12&13.
Jesus actually wants our obedience, not our suffering, as some have
though their suffering to be a sacrifice; later to find he only wanted
us to obey and actually stop suffering 1st Samuel 15:22. Jesus
came to set us free from suffering Isaiah 61:1.2. Affliction is to be accompanied
by great joy 2nd Corin. 8:2; 1st Thess. 1:6. If you
have received the affliction without the great joy of knowing resolution
is on the way, then you are missing something.
Now we are going to see how closely related obedience, the Holy Spirit,
joy and power are: Yahweh gives the Holy Spirit to those that obey him
Acts 5:32. The Holy Spirit, Joy and power with peace in hope come together
as a package Romans 14:17; 15:13 Acts 13:52; 1:8; Luke 24:49. Since we
know that "the joy of the Lord is our strength" Nehemiah 8:10, we can say
that obedience brings joy and strength.
Yahweh desires to personally settle, restore and establish us and
give us hope and a future as he promises in 1st Peter 5:10 and
Jeremiah 29:11. That hope and future is to enter "the kingdom of God" here
on earth, and be like him with a transformed soul, rooted and grounded
in love, dead to sin, doing greater works than Jesus prospering, in everything:
health, relationships, with wealth John 14:12; 1st John 3:2;
3rd John 2; 2nd Peter 1:19; Eph. 3:17; Luke 9:3&10:9;
Matt. 19:29; Mark 10:29,30 and Romans 6:11&13.
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