Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Hope, Tribulation and Prayer

Romans 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; constant in prayer;

Rejoicing in hope - Hope in great things to come for each faithful follower of Christ. Hopefully and rejoicing in the prospect of great things to come (most importantly eternal life), will keep you looking up and believing the God has great things in store for your future. 

Patient in tribulation - Remember that what Christians suffer, we suffer for Christ's sake. Christ never said that our life wouldn't have hardships and pain, but He did say He would be right by our side through it all. Suffering for a believer is the spiritual discomfort brought by resisting the pressures of the flesh. 

Romans 8:17-18 says "and if children, then heirs--heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. 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." Jesus isn't suffering physically or mentally, and if we are suffering with Him, we don't have to either. He is our head and seated at the right hand of God. Suffering and persecution are no doubt difficult to walk through. Just remember that Jesus will bring you through the troubles of life. I do not believe we were made to suffer all the days of our life. We are heirs to Christ and Christ has overcome every tribulation. When you get fed up and frustrated at life remember, patience implies steadfastness.

Continuing instant in prayer- being consistent and fervent in prayer through The Holy Spirit,  believers are able to break strong holds, cast out demons, heal the sick, love the unlovable and shake the nations. The devil trembles when Christians use our authority to pray fervent prayers. When we do, curses are being broken and healing begin in Jesus name. 

Have a blessed day in The Lord,
Cindy Mae 

1 comment:

  1. Amen!

    I can't even tell you how everything you said is right on target with what the Lord has been speaking to me.

    In particular, praying without ceasing has been on my heart in an awesome way. (I Thes. 5) Oh, how Christ wants a constant relationship with us. He wants to renew us not just at church, not just in the morning or evening, but all day every day.

    Our flesh and the enemy never relent, so why should our communion with God?

    He bought us with His blood. Our minds, bodies, and souls belong to the Creator of the universe. We have no right to withhold anything in our hearts. The enemy has no place in our lives. "Submit to God. Resist the devil, and he shall flee from you." -James 4:7

    We are meant to live life constantly in the presence of our Lord.