Bruce Warner (7 May 2011)
"WE ARE GOING 'TO SUFFER' BECAUSE OF OUR BELIEF IN JESUS CHRIST......"
"For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to believe in Him, BUT ALSO TO SUFFER FOR HIS SAKE."
1 Peter 4:13
"Rejoice to the extent that YOU PARTAKE OF CHRIST'S SUFFERINGS, that
when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy."
1 Peter 4:16
"Yet IF ANYONE SUFFERS AS A CHRISTIAN, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in this manner."
1 Peter 4:19
"Therefore LET THOSE WHO SUFFER according to the will of God commit their souls to Him in doing good, as to a faithful Creator."
1 Peter 5:9-10
"Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that THE SAME SUFFERINGS
ARE EXPERIENCED BY YOUR BROTHERS in the world. But may the God of all
grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, AFTER YOU
HAVE SUFFERED A WHILE, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you."
"And if children, then heirs - heirs of God and joint heirs with
Christ, IF WE INDEED SUFFER WITH HIM, that we may also be glorified
"For I CONSIDER THAT THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME are not worthy
to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."
"In the world YOU WILL HAVE TRIBULATION; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world."
"And not only that, but WE ALSO GLORY IN TRIBULATIONS, knowing that TRIBULATION PRODUCES PERSEVERANCE."
"WE MUST THROUGH MANY TRIBULATIONS ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN."
"Do not fear any of those things YOU ARE ABOUT TO SUFFER. Indeed, the
devil is about to throw SOME OF YOU into prison, that YOU WILL HAVE
TRIBULATION TEN DAYS, be faithful until death, and I WILL GIVE YOU THE
CROWN OF LIFE."
This Scripture tells us to not be afraid, and hang-in there even if you
are in prison because you will receive the 'crown of life' after 'ten
days of tribulation' when the rapture occurs.
Nowhere in Scripture are we told that we will 'NOT SUFFER TRIBULATION'
here on the earth. Quite the opposite is true! Scripture does tell us
that WE WILL NOT SUFFER THE WRATH OF GOD which means that the rapture
will happen BEFORE THE WRATH OF GOD BEGINS.
According to Your Word, come Lord Jesus!