Why did Jesus have to suffer?  Why are you suffering?

Are you suffering because of the sin of this world?  Or, are you suffering for the cause of Christ?  There is a difference!

May the God of all Grace ... after you have suffered a little while ... Strengthen you and settle you.  
"After you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, ... will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. Study more:   1 Peter 5:10    

...The God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ...will himself ...
1 Peter 5:10

FIRST, we have to BELIEVE ...
... and THEN 

WE CAN get to
Know & Understand
The Character of God!  

Then, 
We can KNOW & Understand:  WWJD?

"What Would Jesus Do?"

Romans 5:12
Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all people, because all sinned--

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


JESUS WAS THE ONLY ONE WHO QUALIFIED! !!!


Yet, ... "Have you known and believed in the love God has for you?"


God has had a plan since the beginning to Rescue us, even before we were created!  The Bible says, in the beginning was the word and the word was God and the word was with God.  


Do you know how much God loved you?  God made you on purpose to have a relationship with you.  But sin broke that relationship...However, what sin has broken, Jesus has overcome and made things right with God for us! 


The Bible says that God SO loved you that He gave His only begotten Son, that if you believe you shall not perish, but have everlasting life.


So you may be going though some things?  I hope to remind you that God loves you and You are not alone!  God will never leave or forsake you!  You can trust God and follow Jesus!  WWJD?  Do you know the character of God?  God is Love (God's Love is described in 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)


I go though difficult times too. 


The Bible says and teaches us, "May the God of all Grace ... after you have suffered a little while ... Strengthen you and settle you.  The purpose in suffering is to Restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast."


Jesus suffered for you and me and all who will believe because we needed Him!  Sin had entered the world through Adam and Eve's disobedience to God.  Jesus made things right with God.  


Because of sin, man's perfect relationship with our Holy God had been broken and separated.  Jesus restored our relationship with God!


Jesus took the penalty of sin for us.  Jesus felt and experienced that very real separation from God on the Cross when He bore the sins of the World and bled for you and me and all who will believe!


Jesus was the only one who was Qualified!


We do experience suffering.  But, will you consider that there are two types of suffering?  


We can ask our self this question:

1.  Am I suffering because of the sin in this world?  

2.  Or, Am I suffering for the cause of the Christ Jesus?


Perhaps we will talk more about this subject?  Would you like to join me?


For now, I hope you know that God loves you.  Read the Bible and pray and God will bring you knowledge with understanding.  Perhaps you will even share your revelation here?  You are that valuable to God!


Addressing "Am I suffering because of the sin of this world", Let's look at:

Romans 6:21, which says, " What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!"  


We can learn what is a sin according to God's eyes.   Proverbs 14:12
"There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death."


YET, there is a difference in sharing in the sufferings of Christ!  We are being MADE HOLY to have an eternal relationship with our HOLY GOD!


We are being refined like gold, because we are a treasure in the eyes of God!  God loves you my friend!  I am not here to tell you if your choices are right or wrong, that is between you and God.  I am the one God convicts to change as far as it depends on me.  Yet, I can tell you that Jesus loves you!  I can tell you that if you read the Bible with God, you will get to know who Jesus is.  If you seek God, you will find Jesus and then, God will be your help and your shield always!


"And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you (1 Peter 5:10)."


Stand Firm
16Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, who has loved us and given us eternal comfort and good hope by grace, 17 comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.


I hope this is a blessing to you!


Love in Christ, 
Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries

The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God's Love (Request your free copy today [email protected])


FINAL NOTE:  


I don't have it all figured out, BUT God does ... FOLLOW JESUS!


One of the things the Lord has enabled me to know is that Jesus took away the privilege of Satan!  


YES ... Though we have to suffer for a little while, God is our help and our shield!   


Privilege by definition means; right, immunity, or benefit enjoyed only by a person beyond the advantages of most!  Jesus took away the privilege of Satan!  Jesus has equipped us to overcome the powers of the darkness!  


Jesus took defeat and made Victory!  The gulf of sin between us and God has been bridged by the arms of Jesus on the Cross!  Jesus died to give us LIFE!  Don't let the lies of Satan keep you for your life with God!


If you don't understand, I encourage you to experience LIFE with God.  We are here to help you and encourage you!  [email protected] 


The Holy Spirit will speak to you!!!  I need Jesus more than the air I breathe!  JUST MOMENTS AGO, the Lord just spoke to me a beautiful thing!!!  My husband just confirmed!  Praise God!  To God be the glory!!!!!


Love in Christ, 
Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God's Love 

(Request your free copy today [email protected])


John 3:16-17 (ESV) For God So Loved the World

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Romans 6:16
Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one you obey--whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?
 

Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

God loves you!


"What benefit did you reap at that time from the things you are now ashamed of? Those things result in death!"


Romans 6:21 NIV


Proverbs 14:12
There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.

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