April 7 – 13, 2019 – When He gives us a bitter draught to drink, He also holds a cup of blessing to our lips. He fills the heart with submission, with joy and peace in believing, and enables us to say submissively, Not my will, but Thy will, O Lord, be done.
January 17, 2010 – January 23, 2010 – “In all ages Satan has persecuted the people of God. He has tortured them and put them to death, but in dying they became conquerors. They bore witness to the power of One mightier than Satan. Wicked men may torture and kill the body, but they cannot touch the life that is hid with Christ in God. They can incarcerate men and women in prison walls, but they cannot bind the spirit.”
If your faith is a conviction, you will not be swayed and all that you do will be Christlike. You will be living your life for the Lord. You can honestly say, “For to me to live is Christ.” Philippians 1:21. If your faith is just a preference, a choice depending on the circumstances, you will be swayed and double minded. You will abandon your faith because it will not be convenient at all times and places to represent Christ.
As long as God’s church is in existence, there will be trials and tribulations. Why is this oppression and persecution part of life on earth? “The warfare against God’s law commenced in heaven…This work—the conflict between truth and error—lies at the foundation of the trials and tribulations that the children of God will experience. This is the ‘trial of their faith.’ ”