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Affliction from Temptation

Affliction from Temptation

Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire.James 1:14 Nothing happens by accident. Everything is filtered through our Father in heaven. God does not plan for your temptation but permits it. Satan will bring appealing circumstances to catch us off guard. True conversion completely alters our attention and affection. Everyone has something within reach…

Affliction from Tests

Affliction from Tests

Do not be surprised…at the test.1 Peter 4:12 God tests our faith and God has been testing faith since the beginning. He tested the faith of the Israelites by permitting wilderness affliction (Deut. 8:2). Could you handle 40 years of affliction? Affliction tests our affection. Weak faith is never obvious when you are winning life. The affliction in the valley…

Joy Rises: Affliction

Joy Rises: Affliction

We rejoice in our sufferings. Romans 5:3 Life does not always rest in abundant blessings. Often there are afflicting burdens. There are three types of affliction. Affliction from testing is when God brings trials to teach. Affliction from temptation is when Satan brings trials to tempt. The third, affliction from treason, is when we face the consequence of our own…

Hopeful Expectation

Hopeful Expectation

This will turn out for my deliverance. Philippians 1:19 Paul believed that every obstacle was an opportunity for his joy to rise. The apostle knew that Jesus must be exalted in the blessings and burdens. He saw difficult obstacles as divine opportunities. “Yes, I will rejoice” (Phil. 1:18). We can never eliminate hopeful expectation in affliction. Paul displayed a constant…

The Right Outlet

The Right Outlet

The fruit of righteousness comes through Christ. Philippians 1:11 Authentic fellowship occurs through a committed connection to Christ. A lot of people segment their lives as if we can partition God’s providence. Are you living obediently to God or do you obey yourself? All of our life must be lived in connection to God. Authentic Christians live under the authority…

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