Open Heaven 13 June 2018: [Wednesday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. AdeboyeWeary In Tribulation?
WEARY IN TRIBULATION? – Wednesday June 13th 2017
Memorise: If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small. Proverbs 24:10
Read: 2nd Thessalonians 1:1-12 (KJV)
“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation?
Our Lord Jesus Christ never hid from us the truth concerning the Way we have been called to. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? In the above verse and in several other passages of Scripture, He did not mince words, informing us of the trials, tribulations and persecutions we will face while walking with Him on the straight and narrow way (Mark 10:30, Matthew 24:9). Because we are aware of this truth, we should therefore courageously stand firm in the face of trials of our faith in the day of adversity, your strength is small. What do you do when you discover that your strength is small in proportion to the tribulations you are facing? You cry to God to increase your strength just as our Lord cried to the Father for help in the Garden of Gethsemane, when He was confronted with the great agony of carrying the weight of the sins of the whole world. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? The Father heard His cry, and He sent an angel to strengthen Him (Luke 22:41-44). What the Father did for Jesus, He will also do for you.
Open Heaven 13 June 2018: [Wednesday] Daily Devotional By Pastor E. A. Adeboye Weary In Tribulation?
Let us consider some salient points from Paul’s words of encouragement in today’s Bible reading to the brethren in Thessalonica who were facing tribulations. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? First and foremost, he made them know that the Body of Christ understood what they were passing through and appreciated their endurance in the face of tribulations. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? Secondly, he tried to lift their spirit by reminding them that their endurance of tribulation would earn them a place in the kingdom of God, and so they should not be weary. Thirdly, he taught them that God would not allow those who were persecuting them to go unpunished. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? The essence of this was to discourage these brethren from seeking to avenge themselves of their persecutors, since vengeance is the Lord’s and He would definitely repay evil men. Furthermore, he reassured them of the prayers of the saints for them. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? The heat of those prayers would keep them going irrespective of the cold winds of tribulation blowing against them. The heat of these prayers would keep them going irrespective of the cold winds of tribulation blowing against them.
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We must learn from these points not to condemn brethren who are passing through tribulations or trials of faith. Open Heaven 13 June 2018 Weary In Tribulation? There is a tendency for us to always attribute the suffering of the saints to sins they have committed and to condemn them to everlasting “self-examination”. Instead of attributing their tribulations to sin, the Church took glory in the patience of the Thessalonians in the midst of tribulation (2nd Thessalonians 1:4). Beloved, be encouraged that the difficult phase of life you are passing through will come to an end soon. So, don’t give up! Your Master shares in your tribulation. Be of good cheer because He has overcome the world for your sake.
Father, please strengthen men further as I journey through the wilderness of the world.
Open Heavens Daily Devotional Lessons was written by Pastor E.A. Adeboye, the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, one of the largest evangelical Church in the world and also the President of Christ the Redeemer’s Ministries.
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