Why suffering?

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Ever wondered why God allows his children to suffer in this world?

Have you thought about the fact that we will be spending eternity with Him? Has this really hit home and does it make sense? Is it real for you?

If it is, then the following reasoning should make sense:

We will be spending eternity with God.

Satan was the covering cherub of God. The most Holy and anointed being (next to Jesus) ever created. Yet iniquity was found in him, he became proud and fell.

Eze 28:12 NKJV – “Son of man, take up a lamentation for the king of Tyre, and say to him, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “You [were] the seal of perfection, Full of wisdom and perfect in beauty.
Eze 28:13 NKJV – You were in Eden, the garden of God; Every precious stone [was] your covering: The sardius, topaz, and diamond, Beryl, onyx, and jasper, Sapphire, turquoise, and emerald with gold. The workmanship of your timbrels and pipes Was prepared for you on the day you were created.
Eze 28:14 NKJV – “You [were] the anointed cherub who covers; I established you; You were on the holy mountain of God; You walked back and forth in the midst of fiery stones.
Eze 28:15 NKJV – You [were] perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
Eze 28:16 NKJV – “By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones.
Eze 28:17 NKJV – “Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, That they might gaze at you.
Eze 28:18 NKJV – “You defiled your sanctuaries By the multitude of your iniquities, By the iniquity of your trading; Therefore I brought fire from your midst; It devoured you, And I turned you to ashes upon the earth In the sight of all who saw you.
Eze 28:19 NKJV – All who knew you among the peoples are astonished at you; You have become a horror, And [shall be] no more forever.” ‘ ”

So, if even Satan whom had direct access to God fell, what would prevent the same thing from happening to us, while spending eternity with God?

I believe, the trials and tribulation we endure here on earth, not only serves temporal purposes like moving us closer to God, making us trust Him more, building our faith etc.

BUT it will ALSO serve a yet future purpose, of keeping us close to God… We’ll need only to think back on those times during our tribulations here on earth without God’s blessings, to forever motivate us to just stick as close to Him as possible…

This is why Jesus needs to become your everything. Do you really have a desire for Him, that no earthly pleasure can quench? This is a requirement for a saving faith remember:

1Jo 2:15 NKJV – Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

And also, is there anyone in this live that you love more than Jesus?

Mat 10:37 NKJV – “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me.

So embrace your trials and tribulations, and use them to panel beat your heart into a shape that fits Jesus…


Posted on 2013/05/06, in Insights / Messages and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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