FROM SUFFERING UNTO GLORY
BY: E. E. BROOKS
There is a group of Christians who will become the manifested Sons of God and enter into immortality. They will receive the full Glory of the Father, in Spirit, Soul and Body. It’s a marvelous truth to speak about, dream about and to reach for. Someday soon it will become a reality. There is a specific time set by the Father, when these things will leave the realm of the future and become fulfilled here on earth. I believe with all my heart, that His appointed time is rapidly approaching. I also believe that some of you reading this, will actually enter into the fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles, and walk in the Kingdom of God.
Gal 4:1-2 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child, differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all; 2But is under tutors and governors until the Time Appointed of the Father. (KJV)
Psalm 81:2-3 Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery. 3 Blow the trumpet in the new moon, in the Time Appointed, on our solemn feast day. (KJV)
Dan 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the Time Appointed the End Shall Be. (KJV)
The appointed time has been set by the Father even before the foundations of the world were set into place. When that time arrives, things will change and his word will come to pass. The prophecies of the manchild will become a reality. The Sons will be manifested, you can rest assured of that. The Glory of the Lord will be seen upon his Sons, and they will become one with Jesus and the Father. If these are indeed the last days, and I do believe they are, then we must expect our tribulation to increase. While we keep our eyes focused upon the Glory, we must not ignore the Suffering. Glory and Suffering go hand-in-hand. The two are inseparable. Suffering, trials and tribulations are needed to change us from what we are, into what we should be. On our journey toward the fullness of Glory, we must travel along the road of Suffering. Tribulation is God’s way of perfecting his Sons, so they can enter into the Kingdom. The following scriptures show beyond a shadow of doubt that Suffering and Glory are directly connected, and both have to do with the Soul/Mind.
Acts 14:22 …We must through Much Tribulation enter into the Kingdom of God.
Rom 8:17-19 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we Suffer with him, that we may be also Glorified together. 18 For I reckon that the Sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the Glory which shall be revealed in us. 19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. (KJV)
1 Pet 4:12-13 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the Fiery Trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you: 13 But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his Glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy. (KJV)
2 Thes 1:4-5, 10, 12: 4 So that we ourselves Glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your Persecutions and Tribulations that ye Endure: 5 Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the Kingdom of God, for which ye also Suffer: … 10 When he shall come to be Glorified in his Saints, and to be admired in all them that believe… 12 That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be Glorified in You, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Pet 2:20 For what Glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? But if, when ye do well, and Suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. (KJV)
1 Pet 5:4, 10: 4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a Crown of Glory that fadeth not away… 10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his Eternal Glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have Suffered a while, make you perfect, establish, strengthen, settle you. (KJV)
Luke 24:26 Ought not Christ to have Suffered these things, and To Enter Into His Glory? (KJV)
Heb 2:9-10 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the Suffering of death, crowned with Glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. 10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom are all things, in Bringing Many Sons Unto Glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through Sufferings. (KJV)
1 Pet 1:4-11 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, 5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto Salvation Ready to be Revealed in the Last Time. 6 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in Heaviness through manifold temptations: 7 That the Trial of your Faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be Tried with Fire, might be found unto praise and honor and Glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ: 8 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of Glory: 9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your Souls. 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently…11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the Sufferings of Christ, and the Glory that should follow. (KJV)
Heb 5:5-8 So also Christ Glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. 6 As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest Forever after the order of Melchizedek. 7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with Strong Crying and Tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; 8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he Suffered;
There is no question in my mind that those chosen to receive the fullness of God’s glory, will go through great suffering at some point in their Christian walk. The purpose of suffering and tribulation is not to punish, but rather to perfect. Tribulation is for the Christians, while wrath is for the wicked. In this next verse. Jesus is speaking to the believers.
John 16:33 In the world Ye Shall Have Tribulation… (KJV)
Yet, there is even mercy in God’s wrath. His wrath is to burn up the hay, wood and stubble, to remove the carnal fleshly nature. His wrath is to purge the earth, making way for the kingdom to be established in righteousness. While God will destroy the carnal minds and bodies of the wicked he will save their spirit. There can be no carnal minds in the kingdom.
Job 21:30 …that the Wicked is reserved to the Day of Destruction? They shall be brought forth to the Day of Wrath. (KJV)
Those who have been chosen to enter the Melchizedek priesthood will not die. They will be a priest forever, after the power of an endless life. Melchisedec priests will however, go through much tribulation and suffering. For it’s in these sufferings, that they learn to become compassionate. Tribulations and sufferings purifies us and causes us to change into His image and likeness. In order to receive the 100-fold glory, like Jesus did, we must change our ways. We must put off the carnal mind and put on the mind of Christ. If we choose to keep the carnal mind, and dwell therein, we will surely loose it, and we will die. If we can loose the bond we have with the carnal mind, and put on the spiritual mind, we will keep our soul and live. In this next passage, the King James Version is not consistent when translating the Greek word, “Psuche,” which is “Soul” or “Mind.” Both “Life” and “Soul,” are the same exact Greek word “Psuche,” but the translators chose different English words, which makes it confusing. I have inserted the Greek word “Psuche” to clarify what Jesus was really saying.
Mat 16:25-27 For whosoever will save his Life (Psuche) shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his Life (Psuche) for my sake shall find it. 26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own Soul (Psuche)? Or what shall a man give in exchange for his Soul (Psuche)? 27 For the Son of man shall come in the Glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works. (KJV)
Jesus said, “If you try to keep your Carnal Soul/Mind, you will loose it.” He was saying, if we try to keep the carnal mind, we will die, because the carnal mind simply can not enter into the kingdom, and it must be destroyed.
Rom 8:6 For to be Carnally Minded is Death; but to be Spiritually Minded is Life and peace. (KJV)
There will be no carnal, selfish, fleshly or sinful thoughts in the kingdom. That means there will be no carnal minds there. The wicked love their carnal minds and therefore, they must be destroyed. In the kingdom there will be righteousness, peace and joy, a 1000 years of peace. That’s why God must destroy every carnal soul and body, but he will save every spirit.
Mat 10:28 Fear not them, which kill the body, but are not able to kill the Soul: but rather fear him, which is able to Destroy both Soul and Body in hell (grave). (KJV)
Ecc 12:7 Then shall the Dust (Body) return to the earth as it was: and the Spirit shall return unto God who gave it. (KJV)
Jesus said, if you loose your Carnal Soul/Mind, for His sake (and put on the Mind of Christ), then you will Keep (or Save) your Soul/Mind.
1 Pet 1:9-11 Receiving the End of your Faith, even the Salvation of your Souls. 10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently, who prophesied of the grace that should come unto You: 11… when it testified beforehand the Sufferings of Christ, and the Glory that should follow. (KJV)
Suffering works toward ridding us of the carnal mind. If you find yourself in the hospital with a life threatening illness, all of a sudden it does not matter if you get that new car. Carnal things suddenly do not matter anymore. Suffering causes you to let go of your carnal mind, and put on the mind of Christ!
Rom 5:2-5 …rejoice in Hope of the Glory of God. 3 And not only so, but we Glory in Tribulations also: knowing that Tribulation worketh Patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the Love (agape) of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (KJV)
We all like to speak about the awesome truths of the 100 fold Glory, which shall be revealed in us, about the mighty manifestation of the Sons of God, about the marvelous fullness of the Feast of Tabernacles, and the wonders of immortality for the physical body. These things are so very sweet in our mouth, but we must also realize that when His words get into our innermost being, they become bitter. For it’s then we realize that we must endure great suffering and tribulation. It’s much like when the 7th angel told John to eat the word in Revelation. It was sweet in his mouth and bitter in his belly. Words once sweet become hard to swallow, when they reach deep into our being. Notice this occurs when time should be no more, or when the time appointed of the Father finally comes!
Rev 10:6-9 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be Time No Longer: 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, The Mystery of God should be Finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and Eat it up; and it shall make thy Belly Bitter, but it shall be in thy Mouth Sweet as Honey. (KJV)
We must take the bitter along with the sweet. We must endure suffering and tribulation if we desire to inherit the 100 fold Glory. Suffering is so very hard on the carnal mind. The closer we come to the time appointed of the Father, the greater the increase of our tribulation and suffering. We must overcome the carnal mind and choose the Mind of Christ. This next verse speaks about trials and tribulations and being Double Minded.
James 1:2-8 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; 3 Knowing this, that the Trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that Ye May Be Perfect and entire, wanting nothing. 5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 6 But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. 7 For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. 8 A Double Minded man is unstable in all his ways…12 Blessed is the man that Endureth Temptation: for when he is Tried, he shall receive the Crown of Life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him…21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is Able To Save your Souls. (KJV)
When we are suffering and in the midst of tribulation, we need to engraft the word of God into our innermost being. It’s the engrafted word, which will save our Soul/Mind. Jesus had trouble with his Soul/Mind too. We are not alone, he had to deal with the same soul troubles that we do. Jesus had the hardest time with his Soul just prior to receiving his Glory.
John 12:23-28 And Jesus answered them, saying, “The hour is come, that the Son of man should be Glorified. 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his Life (Psuche) shall lose it; and he that hateth his Life (Psuche) in this world shall keep it unto life eternal. 26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honor. 27 Now is my Soul (Psuche) Troubled; and what shall I say? Father, save me from this hour: but for this cause came I unto this hour. 28 Father, glorify thy name.” Then came there a voice from heaven, saying, I have both glorified it, and will glorify it again. (KJV)
Jesus said his soul was troubled. Jesus knew all about sorrow and grief. His sorrow was much greater than ours is yet he endured to the end.
Isaiah 53:3-12 He is Despised and Rejected of men; a man of Sorrows, and Acquainted With Grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was Despised, and we esteemed him not. 4 Surely he hath borne our Griefs, and carried our Sorrows: yet we did esteem him Stricken, Smitten of God, and Afflicted. 5 But he was Wounded for our transgressions, he was Bruised for our iniquities: the Chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his Stripes we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all. 7 He was Oppressed, and he was Afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth. 8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? For he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he Stricken. 9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth. 10 Yet it pleased the LORD to Bruise him; he hath put him to Grief: when thou shalt make his Soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in his hand. 11 He shall see of the Travail of his Soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his Soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. (KJV)
When we have gone through times of suffering and grief, it causes us to have compassion for others who are going through similar experiences. I used to have concern for people who were bed-ridden in the hospital, until I was bed-ridden for 4 months myself. Where before I used to only have concern, now I have compassion. Jesus was constantly moved with compassion, which is a much deeper expression of love than concern. When we have felt the pain, the sorrow and the grief, then we can relate with others who are experiencing those same feelings. If we have never experienced sorrow, we cannot appreciate the deep level of emotions people are having. When the sorrow is happening to you, nobody can say anything to make it better. Nobody can cheer you up when you are in the midst of your sorrow and grief, but they can offer you comfort by saying, I know how you are feeling, because I have been through that. I know how much you are hurting, and how much suffering and grief you are having. These are compassionate words, coming from deep within our innermost being. Jesus can comfort us because he has compassion.
Mat 9:36 But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with Compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd. (KJV)
Mat 14:14 And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with Compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. (KJV)
Mat 20:34 So Jesus had Compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him. (KJV)
Mark 1:41 And Jesus, moved with Compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean. (KJV)
Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had Compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not. (KJV)
Jesus has been there and experienced that sorrow, whatever it is. Therefore He can comfort us when we suffer. The word for compassion in the Hebrew is connected to the bowels, heart and belly, as in bowels of mercy. It’s a deep feeling coming from your innermost being. Compassion is the deepest form of love and mercy. The same word for compassion is also translated tender mercy, bowels of mercy and loving kindness. The Lord is faithful to comfort those who are suffering. He has mercy and compassion on us when we are in our darkest moments. We must also have compassion on others, even as Jesus had compassion on us. Suffering causes us to draw ever closer to the Most High. When we are emotionally or physically hurting, we can only turn to Him for comfort, and his compassion will be a balm for our healing.
Lam 3:19-25 Remembering mine Affliction and my Misery, the wormwood and the gall. 20 My Soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. 21This I recall to my Mind, therefore have I hope. 22 It is of the LORD’S Mercies that we are not consumed, because his Compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. 24 The LORD is my portion, saith my Soul; therefore will I hope in him. 25 The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the Soul that seeketh him. (KJV)
We need to comfort one another when someone is going through sorrow. We need to have compassion on those who are experiencing grief, or are in mourning. This compassion must come from deep within, and it should be done in both word and deed.
Isa 40:1 Comfort ye, Comfort ye my people, saith your God. (KJV)
1 Pet 3:8 Finally, be ye all of One Mind, having Compassion one of another, love as brethren, be Pitiful, be courteous: (KJV)
Isa 61:1-3 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to Bind up the Brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound; 2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to Comfort All that Mourn; 3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the Oil of Joy for Mourning, the Garment of Praise for the Spirit of Heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be Glorified. (KJV)
Rom 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and Weep with them that Weep.
Jer 31:13-14 Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their Mourning into Joy, and will Comfort them, and make them Rejoice from their Sorrow. 14 And I will satiate the Soul of the priests with fatness, and my people shall be satisfied with my goodness, saith the LORD.
Phil 2:1-2 If there be therefore any Consolation in Christ, if any Comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, 2 Fulfill ye my joy, that ye be Like-minded, having the same love, being of One Accord, of One Mind.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of Mercies, and the God of all Comfort; 4 Who Comforteth us in all our Tribulation, that We may be able to Comfort them which are in any trouble, by the Comfort wherewith we ourselves are Comforted of God. 5 For as the Sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our Consolation also aboundeth by Christ. 6 And whether we be Afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effectual in the enduring of the same Sufferings which we also Suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. 7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that As Ye are Partakers of the Sufferings, so shall Ye Be Also of the Consolation. (KJV)
Remember the story of the Good Samaritan? That story was all about having compassion on your fellow man. Compassion involves more that just words it involves deeds. The Priest and the Levite both ignored the man who was in need, they passed on by without as much as a word. But the good Samaritan stopped and had compassion on the man who was beaten, and suffering with great pain. Jesus was teaching us a lesson on compassion.
Luke 10:30-37 And Jesus answering said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 And by chance there came down a certain Priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. 33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, He Had Compassion on him, 34 And went to him, and Bound up his Wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and Set Him On His Own Beast, and Brought Him to an Inn, and Took Care of Him. 35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out Two Pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take Care of Him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee. 36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves? 37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. THEN SAID JESUS UNTO HIM, GO, AND DO THOU LIKEWISE. (KJV)
Both the Priest and the Levite (Priestly Tribe), ignored the man. How true is that for today? When we find ourselves in desperate circumstances, often the carnally minded church leaders and members refuse to help. They will walk right on by, without as much as a comforting word. If you are suffering and find that there is no comfort from those who should offer it, do not be surprised. Seek comfort from the Lord. If you see someone who is suffering and in need, don’t be like the Priest and the Levite, and walk on by, but rather be a good Samaritan and do something about it. Jesus said to go and Do likewise, showing compassion in both word and deed. Those who show compassion are truly being conformed into the very image and likeness of Jesus. The mind of Christ is compassionate, but the carnal mind is selfish. Only the compassionate will inherit the full Glory of the Father. They will be the manifested Sons of God. They will inherit immortality, and they will sit in His throne! Some Christians will try to put condemnation on you, instead of showing you compassion. They will tell you that you are suffering because of something you did wrong. This is a lie from the pit of hell, and never allow anyone to put you under condemnation. Jesus was Righteous, yet he suffered. Job was a Righteous man, yet he suffered. Psalms says, “Many are the afflictions of the Righteous!” People use condemnation as an excuse not to be like the good Samaritan. Most condemnation comes from the modern day Priests and Levites. Self-condemnation is another pit-fall. Do not think that you are in your current circumstance because you have done anything wrong. We suffer because it’s God’s way of perfecting our Soul/Mind, and changing us into his image and likeness. Remember that tribulation is for the righteous and wrath is for the wicked. This scripture is about the Righteous!
Psalm 34:17-22 The Righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their Troubles. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the Afflictions of the Righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. 20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. 21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. 22 The LORD redeemeth the SOUL of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate. (KJV)
In the midst of sorrow, grief and tribulation, we must keep our mind stayed upon His word. The Lord will comfort us and have compassion on us, but we will still have troubles in our soul. Jesus had soul troubles, and so will we. We must Suffer in order to obtain the Glory, there is no short cut. When you see others who are in the midst of sorrow, have compassion on them and do something to comfort them. Encourage them to know that God will get them through it, then help them anyway you can. Let them compassionately know that you understand what they are going through, then be sure to take care of their physical needs if you are able. This next scripture tells us exactly who will inherit the kingdom. Spiritually minded people act upon their compassion.
Mat 25:34-40 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, YE Blessed of my Father, Inherit the Kingdom Prepared for you from the Foundation of the World: 35 For I was an Hungered, and YE Gave Me Meat: I was Thirsty, and YE Gave Me Drink: I was a Stranger, and YE took Me In: 36 Naked, and YE Clothed Me: I was Sick, and YE Visited Me: I was in Prison, and YE Came Unto Me. 37 Then shall the Righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungered, and fed thee, or thirsty, and gave thee drink? 38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in, or naked, and clothed thee? 39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? 40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as YE have Done it unto one of the Least of These My Brethren, YE Have Done It Unto Me. (KJV)
Those who inherit the Kingdom will comfort those who need it, then do something to meet their physical needs. They will give of themselves when they see someone in need. They will help others to walk through the dark valley of sorrows. Someday all sorrow will end, and light will come in the morning. It’s always the darkest just before the dawn.
John 16:20-22 Verily, verily, I say unto you that ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be Sorrowful, but your Sorrow shall be turned into Joy. 21 A woman when she is in Travail hath Sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 22 And ye now therefore have Sorrow: but I will see you again, and Your Heart Shall Rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. (KJV)
The Sons of God are now in sorrow, travailing as the manchild is about to be brought forth. God will not let us remain in sorrow, for he has promised to comfort us, have compassion on us, and show us tender mercies. He will not allow us to travail in sorrow then not bring forth. The manchild will be birthed and the Sons will be manifested. There is an ending to the sorrow and grief. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. God will not leave us nor forsake us in our grief.
Isaiah 66:9 Shall I bring to the birth, and Not Cause To Bring Forth? saith the LORD: shall I cause to bring forth, and Shut The Womb? saith thy God. (KJV)
Now a word to those who may be suffering as they read this know that God has ordained this time in your life. You have been chosen for a high calling, after the order of Melchizedek. These things are absolutely necessary for your development, or your loving heavenly Father would not let you go through it. It’s important to keep in mind that we are here for His purposes, not our own. The Most High God is by your side every minute of every day, and he will be faithful to comfort you in your darkest moments. This too will pass, but it will take time. Draw closer to your Father and he will draw closer to you. This is happening to make you closer to the one who loves you and died for you. Nothing can touch you that have not first passed through the hands of your heavenly Father.
He would never let anything come upon you that you cannot handle, he loves you too much to let that happen. Though you feel alone, His angels surround you at all times. Even when you sleep, they whisper words in your ear that will comfort you. I pray that the Lord will send a good Samaritan to have compassion on you, to help you in word and deed. You have a great destiny to fulfill, a marvelous inheritance waiting to be revealed in these last days. Remember that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared to the Glory that shall be revealed. Cry out to the Lord, and he will answer you. He will have compassion on you when others fail. He is the only one you can trust, for he will Never let you down. He feels your hurt, because he has been there too. You can overcome this situation, and do all things through Christ who strengthens you. What ever you have lost physically or emotionally, you will gain spiritually. When you loose the carnal mind, you will gain the spiritual mind.
Mat 19:29 And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, Shall Receive an Hundredfold, and Shall Inherit Everlasting Life.
Phil 3:7-10, 13-15, 21 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have Suffered The Loss Of All Things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, 9 And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith: 10 That I May KNOW Him, and the power of his resurrection, and the Fellowship of his Sufferings, being made conformable unto his death…13 …but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 14 I Press Toward the Mark for the Prize of the High Calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus Minded: and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you… 21 Who Shall Change Our Vile Body, that it may be Fashioned Like Unto His Glorious Body,
Phil 2:5 Let this Mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (KJV) These Sufferings will result in our Glory. It causes us to loose the carnal mind and put on the mind of Christ. We will become One with the Jesus and the Father. We will intimately KNOW him, but we must also know him in the fellowship of his sufferings. Never give up. Never say die. Keep pressing on toward the Mark for the Prize of the High Calling. Those who endure to the end, will be saved in Spirit, Soul and Body. In the Kingdom, God will compassionately wipe away every tear from our eyes. Beloved, our suffering will soon end!
Rev 21:4-5 And God Shall Wipe Away All Tears From Their Eyes; and there shall be No More Death, Neither Sorrow, Nor Crying, Neither Shall There Be Any More Pain: for the former things are passed away. 5 And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (KJV)
Matthew 13:43 Then shall the Righteous Shine Forth As The Sun in the Kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear. (KJV)
FROM SUFFERING UNTO GLORY [E. E. Brooks] 1