Posts Tagged 'persecution'

Paul Was Spiritually at Ease

September 18th, 2016

Paul Was Spiritually at Ease

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body. (2 Corinthians 4:8-10 KJV)

Trouble looms all around us.  It is easy to lose hope shifting our view to peer intently upon dark storm clouds ...

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What Do You “Hang Your Hat On” In This World?

February 18th 2016

What Do You “Hang Your Hat On” In This World?

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:19 KJV)

God never described walking with Him along the narrow pathway to be anything but ripe for persecution and hate dished out by fans of the god of this world.  If you profess to ...

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Does THe World Love Or Hate Your Message?

January 11th 2016

Does The World Love or Hate Your Message?

If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. (John 15:19 KJV)

The hate at work this world is increasing at an alarming rate but will only rise to the level God will allow.  It may seem at times that things are ballooning out of control and ...

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Take Up Your Cross November 9th 2015

Do others see God’s grace at work in your life?

And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. (2 Corinthians 12:9-10 KJV)

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Take Up Your Cross September 10th 2015

Do you melt in the heat of persecution or remain firm in faith unto God?

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we ...

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Take Up Your Cross April 9th 2015

Are you serving while suffering for Christ?

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

God never said serving Him upon this earth would be pleasant and palatable; but rather said persecution is imminent and necessary for any who choose to serve Him as they sojourn upon this earth.

We are living in the midst of a spiritual war upon this earth.  This war is real and serious.  Man who serves God ...

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Take Up Your Cross December 31st 2014

Are you stuck in a personal “pity party?”

Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. (Philippians 4:11-12 KJV)

Paul was a biblical great who faced many difficult situations and ...

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