(KJV.) I CORINTHIANS 4:10-12
(10) We are fools for Christ's sake, but ye are wise in Christ; we are weak, but ye are strong; ye are honourable, but we are despised.
(11) Even unto the present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwelling-place;
(12) And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
RELAX, REJOICE, RECEIVE!
Brethren, from secular perspectives, many times, believers are fanatics, lunatics, nonsensicalities: this is not new under the Sun; from birth, death, resurrection, ascension of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; until present times, there are still some people, who do not believe in him, that he was a Son of our living Father, others believe that Jesus was one of the prophets, sent from our Father: though before his birth, it is written in the scriptures that an angel from our Father, announced to virgin Mary, that her son's name shall be called Jesus, Son of the Highest, refer to St. Luke 1:32-33; Satan himself acknowledged him as the Son of our Father, when he tempted him three times in the wilderness, refer to St. Matthew chapter 4; even evil spirits, testify of him as the Son of our Father, refer to St. Matthew 8:29; Simon Peter, a disciple of Jesus Christ, by spiritual revelation, testified that Jesus is the Son of the living Father, refer to Matthew 16:16; etc.; therefore, it is factual, that Jesus Christ, is the Son of our Father, still is, and will be forevermore.
Enemies persecuted Jesus Christ throughout his ministration on this earth; simply, because they wanted him to testify of himself that he is the Son of our Father, that way, they will have cause to arrest, trial and crucify him: when Judas betrayed him to the authorities, they alleged him, that he claimed to be the Son of our Father, asked him several times to confirmed, but he did not answer them, at one point during his trails, Caiaphas, the high priest, asked Jesus to tell them, if he is, the Christ, the Son of our Father; Jesus answered him with his own perceptional words, saying, "thou saith", refer to St. Matthew 26:64-65; the way Jesus responded to his question was very offensive to Caiaphas, therefore, tore off his clothes, proclaimed that Jesus had blasphemed and condemned him to death by crucifixion: after they crucified him, saw how the earth quaked tremendously, and the events surrounding his death; they feared greatly, and finally, accepted the fact, that which was rejected before, saying, "Truly, this was the Son of God.", refer to Matthew 27:54; a stone that was rejected, now became the cornerstone of Christendom: therefore, as we serve him, regardless of what worldly perceptions or perspectives may be, it does not matter to him, what matters, are our services, what we do diligently, wholeheartedly, with reverence, nonchalantly, and faithfulness to his will; therefore, let us encourage ourselves not pay attention to enemies, naysayers, gainsayers, demeanors, provokers, reproaches, but rather focus, persevere, forbear ungodly ways of life, serve Jesus Christ, diligently, it is worth our efforts; the end results will prove to the world of darkness, that we are chosen people of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.
As believers, whenever we face persecutions, reproaches of men, let us think positively about all negativities, carry ourselves in godly manners, when people attack our faiths with abusive words, harass, to injure, grieve, afflict our souls into sufferings; in responsive, godly manners, bless them, for they know not what they do; justice belongs to our Father, he will recompense at appropriate times; and it is written in the book of St. Matthew 5:10, "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."; therefore, as we endure persecutions on earth, our sufferings are not in vain; essentially, our sufferings are tools, building blocks to our heavenly mansions, to inherit in eternity; so then, let us pray fervently, rejoice in persecutions, be happy, give thanks, for, there is hope, peace, joy in everlasting life.
Dearly beloved, in this world of darkness; no one knows exactly what to believe any longer, why? because, humanity has formed its own perception of what is going on in this world, what ought to happen, what will happen at the second coming of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior; however, no human knows for sure what will happen on that faithful day, except the Father does know what to do with his creation; therefore, he has plans to bring all things together for good and peacefulness of those who accept, belief in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of the world: as humans, we are to acknowledge our Father, as the only true and righteousness Almighty Father, through Jesus Christ, his Son, our Lord, and Savior, reverence, praise, worship him alone, cast our problems upon his shoulders, relax, rejoice, receive peace in his presence forever and evermore. Amen and Amen!
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
(KJV.) Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?