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by Benjamin Munsell on October 6, 2018
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But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: FOR WHEN TRIBULATION OR PERSECUTION ARISETH because of The Word, by and by HE IS OFFENDED. Matthew 13:20-21. Let's build on this a little bit. If all we did was live a good, easy life with no troubles, all we'd have to do is have some easy, cheap faith in whatever caught our fancy as we travel down that wide road going straight to Hell. BUT GOD, in His Infinite Wisdom, won't let man off that easy. The Lord has made it tough for a man to go to Hell, it's so much easier to go to Heaven because Heaven Bound is a Gift  anyone and everyone can have, simply by asking for it. You'll have to WORK to go to Hell, and fight God every step of the way. EVERYTHING leads to Hell, and ONLY Christ leads to Heaven. So what kind of Arsenal does God have to TRY to stop someone from going to Hell? He'll use Trials, Troubles, Testings, and Tribulations to shake you to your very Core, to try to get your attention off the failing Things around you, and to Focus on Christ. He'll turn your life so upside down you'll have to look up, just to see bottom. God Loves You, and He HATES sin, so much so that it literally takes an Act Of God to separate you from your Sin. Satan uses persecution and tribulation to try to keep a lost man even more hopelessly lost. The Lord uses Persecution and Tribulation to Seriously shake your faith in everything opposed to Him, and get your eyes to look at everything about Christ. Persecution and Tribulation will either separate you from the Things of the Lord and deeper into the things of the world, or, they will separate you from the things of the world and draw you into the Things of Christ. Imagine how much More GREAT Tribulation will separate you, one way or the other. The Lord won't force you to follow Christ, but He'll make it hard for you not to, Be Blessed.
 
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