Monday, November 2, 2015

"Endurance through the Trials

“Endurance through the Trials”


Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love Him.     James 1:12


Any TRUE believer who endures trials or the testing of their faith, is blessed, because when they pass the test they will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.  Read verses two through four, which says:  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.  Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.”


All TRUE believers will, at some time in their Christian life, face trials, and when they are able to persevere or endure through those trials it will produce a STRONG faith, and will make them mature and complete, not lacking anything.  However, ENDURANCE through the trials is not an easy road to travel.  Those who think Christianity is for wimps are sorely mistaken. 


The trials that the TRUE believer encounters daily, are HARD to endure, many fall by the wayside, and are not able to produce ENDURANCE, their faith becomes weak, their lives are not mature and complete, and they lack in a lot of areas. 


But through the exercising of their faith, by a strong prayer life, Bible study and worship experiences they can ENDURE through their trials.  And they can produce perseverance, and be blessed and receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 


Don’t give up!  Press on to the goal!  Be VICTORIOUS over your trials and win the crown of life!  Honor God, stay close to Him, and watch what He does for you.  Be FAITHFUL to Him and He will reward you.


If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God then you are not a TRUE believer.  You have already succumbed to your trials and have very little if any perseverance, and your life is anything but complete.  You are destined to spend all eternity in Hell, unless you:  Confess your sins to God and ask Him for His forgiveness, believing with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is alive in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then accept His gift of SALVATION, and ENDURE the trials you encounter with perseverance and strength, and receive the crown of life that God has promised to ALL who LOVE Him.  Do it now, while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!  





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