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2 Timothy 3:12, "In fact, all those who want to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted."

As a born again Christian, you are inevitably bound to be misunderstood, misrepresented, cursed at, and many other types of persecution.  Revelation 13:10 also says, "If anyone is to be taken captive, to captivity he goes; if anyone is to be slain with the sword, with the sword must he be slain."  Expect persecution.  Expect to be thrown in prison for your faith.  Expect to pay fines for disobeying a law that is ungodly.  Expect to be killed for your faith.

But directly after this verse in Revelation, St. John calls us to "the endurance and faith of the saints."  We need endurance "so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised" (Hebrews 10:36) — that is, God's promised salvation.  And as St. Paul tells us, "endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us" (Romans 5:4-5).  Endurance reminds us of our hope in Christ, whom our faith comes from.  "Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen" (Hebrews 11:1).  Our hope and faith is in Christ's return.  We have not seen His return yet, but by faith we know He is coming, therefore we hope.  Remain strong, brothers and sisters.  Jesus is coming.
 


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11/01/2016 12:43am

Brilliant article.I have never seen an article written this gracefully.I was doing the cv writing when i got the chance to visit the site and learn about faith and believe.Indeed,We have not seen His return yet, but by faith we know He is coming, therefore we hope and get stronger day by day.

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Living a Godly life is more than just reading a scripture in the bible and listening to the preacher. It's about living and applying what we have learned about His words. Living a Godly life does not necessarily mean that you have to be perfect. It means that we have to obey his commandments. May we have the desire to serve Him. Always remember that our labor is not in vain and what we sow, we shall reap.

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11/07/2016 3:40am

The good life leaving is the desire of the all people but few of them know that what is the correct way and solution of the leaving the happy life. As you also share the latest words with us here this is very interesting buddy.

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06/24/2017 2:05am

He is not coming) He is dead. It's just a historical fact.

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