Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Does Suffering and Death Equal Separation From Christ?

Just a few more thoughts to follow up my last post.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Romans 8:35-37

And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death. (Luke 21:16, emphasis mine)

We shall be betrayed, Christ warned us Himself of this fact. Some of us may suffer unto death. We don't know which of us will be put to death, but the fact remains that if you are truly seeking God you will be a reproach to the world and they will hate you for it. But rejoice! The Lord comes. He is in control, and while we may not know which of us shall have to suffer death for His name we can take comfort in the fact that He does know! In the midst of our trials He is there with us! He shall never leave, nor forsake you...Even in your death.

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