Suffering for JESUS!
Every 4 seconds a child dies of man-made POVERTY(21,000 per day)! Christians are being beheaded daily and the persecution around the world is getting drastically worse by the day. So, the command by Jesus is to SUFFER as our brothers and sisters are suffering! Are you?!?!?
1Corinthians 12:26 And if ONE member suffers, ALL the members SUFFER with it; or if one member is honored, all the members rejoice with it.
1Peter 2:19-21 or this is commendable, if because of conscience toward God one endures grief, SUFFERING wrongfully. 20 For what credit is it if, when you are beaten for your faults, you take it patiently? But when you do good and SUFFER,if you take it patiently, this is commendable before God. 21 For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps:
Acts5:40-42 And they agreed with him, and when they had called for the apostles and beaten them, they commanded that they should not speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 So they departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to SUFFER shame for His name. 42 And daily in the temple, and in every house,they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.
2Timothy 2:3-4 Share in SUFFERING as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.
2Timothy 3:10-12 But you have carefully followed my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, perseverance, 11 PERSECUTIONS, AFFLICTIONS, which happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra—what persecutions Iendured. And out of them all the Lord delivered me. 12 Yes, and ALL who desire to live godly in Christ JesusWILL SUFFER PERSECUTION.
Romans8:18 For I consider that the SUFFERINGS of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Jeremiah15:15 O Lord, You know; Remember me and visit me, And take vengeance for me on my persecutors. In Your enduring patience, do not take meaway. Know that for Your sake I have SUFFERED rebuke.
Matthew16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and SUFFER many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
1 Peter4:12-19 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; 13but rejoice to the extent that YOU PARTAKE of Christ’s SUFFERINGS, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. 14 If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified. 15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, a thief,an evildoer, or as a busybody in other people’s matters. 16 Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this matter.
2Corinthians 4:8-10 We are AFFLICTED in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; PERSECUTED,but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies.
Luke14:27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
Psalm34:19 MANY are the of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Psalm34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Philippians1:29-30 For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to SUFFER for His sake, 30having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me.
Matthew5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Colossians1:24 I now rejoice in my SUFFERINGS for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church,
James1:12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
James5:10-11 My brethren, take the prophets, who spoke in the name of the Lord, as an example of SUFFERING and patience. 11Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE PROFESSING, EASY BELIEVING, EAR-CANDY CHRISTIAN!!!
Matthew 13:20-21 But the who received the seed on stony places, this is he who hears the word and immediately receives it with joy; 21 yet he has no root in himself, but endures only for a while. For when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he stumbles.
Matthew 7:22-23 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
Revelation 3:16 So because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.
THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO THE SAINTS OF GOD!!! THE TRUE CHRISTIAN SUFFERING!
Matthew 24:9-15“Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another.11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Mark 13:13 And you will be HATED by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.
Matthew 10:34-38 “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. 35 For I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; 36 and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.’ 37 He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. 38 And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me.
Luke 14:26-27 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. 27 And whoever does not bear his cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple.
John 15:18-19 “If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.19 If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world,therefore the world hates you.
Luke 12:49-53 “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished! 51 Do you suppose that I came to give peace on earth? I tell you, not at all, but rather division. 52 For from now on five in one house will be divided: three against two, and two against three. 53 Father will be divided against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.”