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- Raising youth in the Gospel of Christ is difficult nowadays.
- We desire to communicate grace and peace to Believers.
- God’s grace and mercy comes through Jesus Christ.
- God comforts us in tribulation, and we comfort other Believers.
- As we suffer in the name of Jesus Christ, we will also have eternal life.
- Affliction brings the consolation of being resurrected into eternal life.
Raising youth in the Gospel of Christ is difficult nowadays. Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother,” 2 Corinthians 1:1a. Timothy was about 16 years of age when Paul took him under his wing. At the time that Paul took him in and away from his parents, Timothy’s mother was a Christian, but his father was not (Acts 16:1-2). Paul is an Apostle of Jesus Christ because that is what God wanted. Today, those who govern by the mark of the beast drives a wedge between relationships that influence youth towards Jesus Christ. Even then, as individuals we hold to His testimony.
We desire to communicate grace and peace to Believers. “To the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia:” 2 Corinthians 1:1b. The desire of all followers of Jesus is to communicate with other Believers. “Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:2 We want to communicate grace to others and to be as harmless as doves and to share peace. That is the grace of God and the peace which Jesus Christ gives.
God’s grace and mercy comes through Jesus Christ. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,” 2 Corinthians 1:3 Today’s world is far from merciful because they are not able to experience Holiness in their actions towards Christianity. Even so, God is full of mercy and comfort in this cold world, which comes through Jesus Christ. He gave His life for the atonement of sin, was resurrected from the dead, and because He lives, we live also. We live in the Holy Spirit today and are given eternal life in Heaven after being resurrected from death. By faith, we hold to the testimony of Jesus. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peer 1:3-5
God comforts us in tribulation, and we comfort other Believers. “…who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any tribulation, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.” 2 Corinthians 1:4 Tribulation comes to us today by the hand of the psychotic “lamb.” They use churchy and humanitarian sounding words to whitewash what they do, like calling the killing of unborn babies, “Reproductive Rights,” and promoting the LGBQT+ lifestyles through the “Respect for Marriage Act.” The tribulation of the followers of Jesus Christ is locked in silence. That is the character of humanism rooted in the mark of the beast. As followers of Jesus Christ, we comfort one another in knowing that the events of the Bible are being fulfilled, God is alive and working in this world today, His judgment is coming against the global government of the beast, and Jesus Christ is coming back. The Holy Spirit is our comfort and is our guarantee of eternal life in the New Jerusalem.
As we suffer in the name of Jesus Christ, we will also have eternal life. “For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:5 We are comforted to know that we are truly a child of God because it is no longer us who lives but it is Christ who lives in us. In the same way that Jesus Christ suffered in this world, we also suffer affliction because the Spirit of Christ is alive in us. Jesus Christ was raised from the dead after being crucified and killed on the Cross to atone for our sin. As we endure tribulation in this life, we will inherit eternal life as God raises us from the dead the same as He did Jesus Christ.
Affliction brings the consolation of being resurrected into eternal life. “Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation.” 2 Corinthians 1:6 Suffering for living by the teachings of the Bible is rewarded with eternal Salvation and that is comforting. The Holy Spirit comforts us during these times of tribulation, and it is to keep us on the road of Salvation and to console us. “And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation.” 2 Corinthians 1:7 We share in the sufferings of Jesus Christ because we share the Salvation plan of God by the remission of sin through Jesus. Because we share in His sufferings, we will also share in the consolation of eternal life in the New Jerusalem.
“….to you who do not hold to her teaching and have not learned Satan’s so-called deep secrets,“
‘I will not impose any other burden on you, except to hold on to what you have until I come.’”
“I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.”
Revelation 2:24-25, 3:1
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