VICTORIOUS SUFFERING

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HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div

“Out of the spoils won in battles did they dedicate to maintain the house of the Lord.” (1 Chronicles 26:27).

Physical force is stored in the bowels of the earth, in the coal mines, which came from the fiery heat that burned up great forests in ancient ages; and so spiritual force is stored in the depths of our being, through the very pain which we cannot understand.

Some day we shall find that the spoils we have won from our trials were just preparing us to become true “Great Hearts” in THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS and to lead our fellow pilgrims triumphantly through trial to the city of the King.

But let us never forget that the source of helping other people must be victorious suffering. The whining, murmuring pang never does anybody any good. It is time for the church and its believers to STOP the murmuring and complaining. LET US STOP COMPLAINING

Paul did not carry a cemetery with him, but a chorus of victorious praise; and the harder the trial, the more he trusted and rejoiced, shouting from the very altar of sacrifice. He said, “Yea, and if I am offered upon the service and sacrifice of your faith, I joy and rejoice with you all.” Lord, help me this day to draw strength from all that comes to me!

Let us look to Him in the times of hardships and trials, knowing that our faith in Him worketh patience in our hearts. Paul was a very good example for us who underwent very hard trials and persecution. Oh, what an example for the church to follow today. His trust was only in the Lord and His word, Hallelujah Where are we standing in these times?

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