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by Benjamin Munsell on August 5, 2017
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O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? BUT THANKS BE TO GOD, WHICH GIVETH US THE VICTORY THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 15:55, 57-58. One more comment before we move on to other things. (After Christ, what else is there)? The Lord Is talking directly about Death and the Grave, which many people associate with great pain and suffering. This brings in the fear of death and the cycle continues. These verses are trying to stop this "fear" cycle. Let's look at the practical aspect of the "fear of death, pain, and suffering". "Foxx's Book Of Martyr's© is all about death, pain, and suffering. (Personally I found it to be a VERY encouraging book on this subject). Here's why. The definition of "Martyr: One who chooses to SUFFER death rather than renounce religious principles". This whole book is full of examples of Martyrs from the time of Christ to around 1995. All those Believers are put to death, many with much torture, AND MOST SEEM TO DIE WITH LIMITED PHYSICAL PAIN AND SUFFERING. This is not to assure you that you'll have no pain, but to assure you that whatever pain and torture you may suffer HAS TO GO THROUGH THE THRONE ROOM FIRST. Your  "pain level" will ONLY be what the Lord allows for you to suffer, AND NO MORE. Christ suffered TOTAL pain for all mankind, He took your pain upon Himself giving Him the Right to share His Pain with you at a level HE determines. To your  worldly persecutors, you should be suffering extreme agony, but to you it MAY be no more than the pain of a stubbed toe. Please understand, YOUR LIFE, AND DEATH, IS TOTALLY IN THE HANDS OF CHRIST. His Love, Mercy, and Grace will carry you through to TOTAL Victory that the world can't comprehend. Live in Christ, die in Christ, and Trust Christ that you may, Be Blessed.
 
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