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by Benjamin Munsell on May 19, 2016
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Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, FOR AN EXAMPLE OF SUFFERING AFFLICTION, AND OF PATIENCE. 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. James 5:10-11. Does this actually mean that people who Endure are Happy? Endure what? They Endure Trials, Troubles, Testings, Tribulations, Chastening, Correction, and Chastisement, just to name a few. These are people who have learned the difference between allowing fleshly pain and suffering to control their fear of bodily Pain, and those Believers who KNOW the Value of Spiritual Growth, and pay no attention to any influence the body tried to exert in any and all situations, especially when it comes to fleshly "pain". I put it in quotes because pain is relative, not because of the damage done to the body, as in bigger damage, bigger pain, but in the fact that the amount of pain and suffering HAS TO GO THROUGH THE THRONE ROOM FIRST. On a scale of 1 to 100, if the body registers a hard 75% pain, a severe beating, and the Lord says, "We'll tone it down to 10% actual pain because We want this Believer to keep Testifying of My Goodness, Mercy, and Grace to his persecutors. Yes, I'll allow them to kill him after 2 hours and I'll call him Home, but they will KNOW there is a God, and that He takes care of His own". I'm not making lite of pain and suffering, I do want to emphasize that the Lord does understand what each one of us can handle and will not push us past that point. Pain IS in the Lord's Hands and He is very Merciful. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, AND I WILL NOT FEAR WHAT MAN SHALL DO UNTO ME. Hebrews 13:6. Don't let the body, the "flesh" dictate what your life in Christ should be like. It has NO authority to do so, so Deny it even a word of complaint. Let the Spirit rule your Life in Christ, and by doing that, you will severely, Be Blessed. 
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