MORNINGTIME 3901by Benjamin Munsell on December 13, 2021
These things I (Jesus) have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have Peace. In the world ye shall have Tribulation: BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD. John 16:33. And not only so, but we glory in Tribulations also: KNOWING THAT TRIBULATION WORKETH PATIENCE; AND patience, EXPERIENCE; AND experience, HOPE: AND hope maketh NOT ASHAMED; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. Romans 5:3-5. Rejoicing in hope; PATIENT IN TRIBULATION; continuing instant in prayer; Romans 12:12. Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying of you: I am filled with comfort, I AM EXCEEDING JOYFUL IN ALL OUR TRIBULATION. 2 Corinthians 7:4. But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, TRIBULATION AND ANGUISH, UPON EVERY SOUL of man THAT DOETH EVIL, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile; But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile: Romans 2:8-10. Strong's definition of the word "Tribulation" in all these verses; "Pressure (literally or figuratively): - afflicted (-tion) anguish burdened persecution tribulation trouble". Did you notice that the same Tribulation happens to Believers Following Christ, AND to sinners who care nothing about Christ? IT'S ALL ABOUT HEART ATTITUDE, as Believers know it's the Hand of the Lord working out some spot of worldliness still hiding in the Believers life, but the worldly sinner just curses God for messing up his life filled with the sin he so dearly loves. Tribulation will reveal your REAL Heart Attitude about all kinds of things in your Heart, and Believers will gladly cry out, "Oh Lord, take this sin against you out of me". Whereas the sinner will keep hold of his sins and turn his back even more away from God. Tribulation itself is not the problem. What the Tribulation is trying to SHOW you, THAT is the problem. Can you, Be Blessed?