To suffer is Christ
Good morning brothers and sisters. Salvation is now. And you know that the world seems to be very uncertain and chaotic right now. Right now everyone wants to hear the sweet words of Jesus. And they should be taught. But you should know that the hard things must be taught. We know that if we live truly for Jesus Christ, we will suffer like Jesus Christ. We know that throughout history Christ followers have been killed for just believing in Him. I am not about to say all the sweet things that you want to hear and not say the things that you need to hear. We must be full in Christ. We must be complete in Christ. But when we are suffering, we are not to conduct ourselves in unworthy way. Suffering is not fun but sometimes it does happen. Let's look at some words in Philippians 1:27-30. 27- Only let your conduct be worthy of the gospel of Christ, so that whether I come and see you or am absent. I may hear of your affairs, that you stand fast in one spirit, with one mind, striving together for the faith of the gospel,. Here is is saying come together. Stand tall together. Unite together, whether their preacher is there or not. Be worthy of the name of Christ. 28- and not in any way be terrified by your adversaries, which is to them a proof of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that from God. We do not need to worry about the ones that come against us. If they come against us, they come against God. And they are no match for God. To the unbeliever the Bible is foolishness and outdated but to Christ followers it is salvation. They don't understand it. And when we conduct ourselves Christ like than they don't understand us and we are living proof of Jesus Christ. 29- For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake, 30- having the same conflict which you saw in me and now hear is in me. See we get the good parts of Jesus but we must also take the bad. When we commit our lives to Jesus, we will suffer. And as evil shows itself more and more, we will suffer more and more. But hold steadfast, God is for you. We must come together and unite and God Himself will come and help. Help is always on the way. He says sometimes living for Christ is not only believing but also suffering for His sake. I will gladly be the talk or ridicule for Christ's sake. Will you? Have a blessed day. Rise up child of God, rise up!