LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF ROMANS 8:17 (NLT)
"And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God's glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering."
10 THINGS WE MUST ALSO SHARE BEFORE THE GLORY .
1. Shame - Nobody likes shame and nobody likes to be put to shame . But Jesus suffered it when He died shamefully on the cross . Are you currently suffering shame , let it not discouraged you . If Jesus went through it , He will see you through your shame too in Jesus name ,amen. I remember years ago , I only had just two faded shirts and a trouser، I wore from weekend to another weekend . washing and re-washing over again , but today the lord has taking me pass that shame , He will do yours "whatever" it is in Jesus name , Amen. Psalm 46:1(NLT)" God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble."
2. Persecution - Every believer must pass through this class , if you are to finish well in your ministry . Even when we receive our blessings we are still not exempted from persecution . Is what keeps us in line with God .Mark 11:30"But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life."
3. Weariness - Every child of God must pass through this class . Are you becoming weary ? Are you tired of the giving , praying and sowing the seed of faith ? Don't be . your second season is also coming . Jesus was weary yet He needed to pass through Samaria. Amen. John 4:6 "Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour."
4.He was despised by men - O boy , if you are a believer and you have not experienced this , check your salvation again . Even if you are very rich , men will still despise you even the more because of your wealth .Here again Jesus gave us the key in the book of John 16:1(NLT)"I have told you these things so that you won't abandon your faith." do not be offended , but rather give thanks to your maker who informed you before hand of these things that would happen .
5.Nobody desired him - Nothing to talk about , he was not beautiful or handsome , He was looked down upon as nothing . Is this your experience . Then you are in good company because Jesus passed through it before you . Amen. Let it not move you . here is the key in the book of Isaiah 60:15 ( NLT) ""Though you were once despised and hated, with no one traveling through you, I will make you beautiful forever, a joy to all generations."Is a promise , so keep it and believe it will be so for you in Jesus name , Amen.
6.Jesus passed through sorrows - Even His very brothers and Sisters didn't believe in Him , His own people didn't believe in Him . Listen ,do not be discouraged because nobody believes in your dream or believe that you can make it . believe in the God who created you and believe in Jesus who gives you the strength to do all things. you can and you will become a great person in life in Jesus name ,Amen. John 14:1 (NIV)"Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me."
7.Jesus went though grief -His very own disciples whom He had taking time to train , deserted Him in His our of need . Why are you now surprised with the outcome of your life ? From grief Jesus went into greatness till date. Rev 3:21 (NLT)"Those who are victorious will sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat with my Father on his throne." . It can happen in your life too , so never be discouraged . Amen.
8.Jesus went through affliction -Are you passing through one now , and you are saying I want to give up ? No , say no and stand your ground .If it is not working out something in your life , God would not allow it . Listen , if not for my afflictions I would not have known Jesus the way I do now , it drove me to seek
and know Him even more and now I am just having a wonderful time in His presence . Why? Because I have come to know how faithful He is . 2 Cor 4:17(Amp)" For our momentary, light distress [this passing trouble] is producing for us an eternal weight of glory [a fullness] beyond all measure [surpassing all comparisons, a transcendent splendor and an endless blessedness]! "
9. He was ridiculed and laughed to scorn . Let it not move you , but hold on to your confession for He that has promised you , will never fail you .Luke 8:53" And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.".Heb 10:23 (Amp)"Let us seize and hold tightly the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is reliable and trustworthy and faithful [to His word]; "
10.They called Him a demon , a liar and so many derogatory names . Why are you allowing yours to move you ? Jesus wasn't moved by it, rather He stepped on it and held on to the joy ahead of Him . Heb 12:2 (Amp)"[looking away from all that will distract us and] focusing our eyes on Jesus, who is the Author and Perfecter of faith [the first incentive for our belief and the One who brings our faith to maturity], who for the joy [of accomplishing the goal] set before Him endured the cross, disregarding the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God [revealing His deity, His authority, and the completion of His work]."
Prayer : Father see my through every storm I am facing now in Jesus name , Amen.
You will make it ! Amen.