They are liars.
They are liars.
For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ 2 Corinthians 1:5 New International Version.
Anytime you hear any preacher tell you that when you give your life to Jesus He will give you everything you want, they are liars.
Did you notice in the verse it says abundantly in the suffering of Christ?
Jesus Himself said that we will face a lot of hard times, persecution and hatred because of Him.
That does not sound like giving your life to Jesus is like getting a genie in a bottle that when you rub it a genie will come out and grant all your wishes. Becoming a Christian is not a way to get wealth, easy and luxury in your life.
From experience of others and my own, the worst persecution is going to come from your own family. It is going to be hard and painful.
Did you notice that the verse says our comfort will abound?
We do have The Holy Spirit to comfort, strengthen and encourageus.
From my own experience being a Christian has led me on many dangerous and difficult trails.
Through it all the Holy Spirit was right there.
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Shalom (God of our peace) for blessing me with peace, strength, comfort and wisdom on the narrow road You have chosen for me to travel all the way to Heaven. I give thanks in the name of He who showed us what a suffering servant is Jesus Christ. Amen.
May the sweet sunshine of Jesus' precious love bless you today and every day.
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Great reminder - and so VERY glad we have the comforter. Thanks for sharing!