Much is preached and written about how we are to be blessed by God, we can have riches and whatever our hearts desire. Many churches are marketing their message and church to have money and megachurches. Many in the church choose to ignore the persecution of our Brother’s and Sister’s in Christ. Many think that if they give to a mission a few dollars once in a while that is all that is needed. But I have read multiple times that all they want is our prayers, is it because if we pray for them or speak out, than we have to acknowledge there is suffering and persecution in the world? We are not promised a life of Roses by Christ or the Bible, as the new agers and the name it and claim it ministers say. In fact it’s the opposite. Jesus said ‘Take up your cross and follow me.’ We should rejoice at our sufferings and afflictions. He said ‘I will be with you always even to the end of time.’ I again, found my Bible turned to a passage that I did not turn to, and it is amazing . It’s again, self-explanatory words from God for the times we live in.
King James Version (KJV)
5 Go to now, ye rich men, weep and howl for your miseries that shall come upon you.
2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are motheaten.
3 Your gold and silver is cankered; and the rust of them shall be a witness against you, and shall eat your flesh as it were fire. Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days.
4 Behold, the hire of the labourers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped are entered into the ears of the Lord of sabaoth.
5 Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.
6 Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you.
7 Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.
8 Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
9 Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
10 Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.
11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.
So thank God always even in suffering!
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