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by Benjamin Munsell on September 9, 2021

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Wherefore let them that suffer ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD commit the keeping of their souls to Him in well doing, as unto a Faithful Creator. 1 Peter 4:19. For I (Christ) will shew him (Saul) how great things HE MUST SUFFER for My Name's sake. (For My Name to be lifted up above man's name). Acts 9:16. And if children, then Heirs; (to receive an inheritance), Heirs of God, and Joint-Heirs with Christ; if so be that WE SUFFER WITH HIM, that we may be also Glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time ARE NOT WORTHY TO BE COMPARED with the Glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans 8:17-18. Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace; And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, WE SUFFER it: Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, and are the offscouring of all things unto this day. 1 Corinthians 4:11-13. For as the sufferings of Christ ABOUND IN US, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 2 Corinthians 1:5. FOR YE SUFFER, if a man bring you into bondage, if a man devour you, if a man take of you, if a man exalt himself, if a man smite you on the face. For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE; Philippians 1:29. So that we ourselves glory in you in the Churches of God for your Patience and Faith in all your Persecutions and Tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the Righteous Judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, FOR WHICH YE ALSO SUFFER:  2 Thessalonians 1:4-5. It is a faithful saying: For if we be dead with Him (Christ), we shall also Live with Him: IF WE SUFFER (with Christ, through Christ and because of Christ), we shall also Reign with Him: if we deny Him, he also will deny us: 2 Timothy 2:11-12.   To be a Christian includes Suffering. And we will eternally, Be Blessed. 

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