Persevere Under Trial
God is just and right (Dt32:4).
He saves the humble people from the wicked (Ps17:13, 18:27) and
To those who persevere under trial and are approved He gives the crown of life (Ps18:20; Jas1:12).
Faith is believing Him and
The life of this faith is not falling into temptation or to the evil one (Mt6:13).
The Bible is the history that reveals God’s justice (Ps50:6).
God established the match between the spiritual beings in flesh and angels.
For angels were made not to be sons or heirs of God (He1:5, 13)
But to minister those who will inherit salvation (He1:14),
God does not forgive their sins, but rather judges and punishes them (Is14:12-15; 2Pe2:4).
Man, on the other hand, though sins because of the flesh (He2:6-7)
God predestined redemption and salvation for him (Ge3:4-6, 21) so that
Those who overcome tests will be made heirs of righteousness.
The devil took away the word from Adam and led him to sin (Ge2:17; Lk8:12)
To accompany him to hell (Ge3:4-6; Mt25:41) for
He is the separator (between God and man, between men, between the flesh and the spirit),
The tempter (Mt4:3), the evil one (1Jn3:12).
Because of the flesh, no man can avoid tests —
Whether economic, physical, of family, social or spiritual.
However, when they endure the test and are approved (Jas1:12),
Angels will be made subject to them in the world to come (He2:5).
Job’s life is an example of the process and the result of test (Job1-42).
Almost all of the two million people of Israel who miraculously left Egypt could
Not step into the promised land for
They could not pass the test of the wilderness (Nu14:22-23; Dt8:16).
Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,” because
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-21),
Not in the name Jehovah but in the Father’s name Yeshua (Jn5:43),
He would save not the physically afflicted people but the souls of all men
Through the test persevered by the Son of Man, the incarnate Word (Jn1:1, 14).
Led by the Spirit Yeshua fasted 40 days in the desert after which
In the worst physical conditions He was tempted by the devil
But by the written word defeated him (Mt4:1-11).
He warned the disciples to not fall into temptation or the evil one (Mt6:13; Lk22:46).
As He died, He said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), for
The cross is the worst test for the flesh to persevere, but declared that He:
1) Endured the test according to His righteousness, committed His soul to the Father of
salvation (Ps17:3, 18:24; Jn10:18; He5:7, 12:2);
2) Judged the devil the ruler of death (He2:14); and
3) Sprinkled His redeeming blood on all men (Eph1:7; He12:24).
He resurrected and ascended to the heavenly throne s the Lamb (Rev5:9),
Bearing the marks of enduring the test and being approved and
Forever angels are subject to Him (He2:8).
The Holy Spirit lets those who are justified by their faith (Rm5:1)
Persevere under trials and be approved (Jas1:12) for
The principle of tests is that:
1)Tests are permitted by God (Job1:12); and
2)God does not give test that is beyond what one can bear (1Co10:13).
The Christian is he who knows this and is able to overcome whatever the test.
He prays to not fall into temptation (Lk22:46) and
He is not deceived by the separator to leave the church and his duty on his own (Jn15:4; Jude1:6).
He turns away from those in whose thoughts there is no room for God (Ps10:4),
Those with no hope of eternal life (Tit3:7),
Those who are earthly, unspiritual, worldly, fleshly and demonic (2Ti3:5; Jas3:15), and
The wicked, bad company (Ps1:1; 1Co15:33; 1Jn5:18).
This fragile life!
Let me overcome temptations and defeat the evil one and
Not let the devil sing a victory song.
“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” (nana korobi, ya oki)!
Let us all reveal the Father’s justice! Amen.