A criminal who was sentenced to death, who received presidential pardon out of grace will never forget the very day the crown of death was removed from his head. Any man who has lived half of his life in sin, when saved by grace will always hold on to the grace that saved him. This was why many people in the time of old found joy in the midst of death. They knew the consequence of sin, and they understood what it meant to be saved.
Our reaction matters whenever we’re passing through afflictions or trials. Any act of complaint and murmuring is like we deny the Father. If we agreed that we’re saved by grace, we should let that faith prevail even in the midst of our affliction. We believe in the Invisible Father by faith. We should also believe that no matter what may come our way, the Father cannot be ignorant of it. This should give us strength when facing affliction.
If we’re saved, many of us quickly forgot where we’re coming from whenever the Father allows us to be afflicted. Through affliction, through trials, we draw strength for our journey. Those who desire to follow the Father will face many trails. In facts, trials will become water to bathe. It’s everyday test. And we must not fail. Even if we fail today, we may pass tomorrow. And if we pass today, there’s no guaranty we’ll pass tomorrow. Therefore, trials of a Christian is everyday business.
Blessed is he who grumbles not in the midst of trials. When the time of his trials is over, he’ll become a well of experience where many will drink and find comfort and strength for their journey. Affliction comes upon us as a result of our sin. But trials is like a test in the class room. Many people may come to me today and tell me something they feel is too big to speak about. But my reaction alone will shock them. Some may think initially maybe I’m mocking them. But little did they know that my Father saved me because of them.
A servant of God came to me few years ago, and after narrating his story, I narrated mine. When I finished, he said to me that only very few servants of God have such personal experience that one can relate with when it comes to deep spiritual issue. He only said what he knew. But I knew why the Father allowed me to pass through such horror route. All because He wants to save His children!
My beloved, no matter what you’re passing through, rejoice, and I say rejoice. There’s neither temptation nor trail that’s greater than the Almighty God. He knows the deep down of sin. He knows why sin came to existence. In fact, He created it! Therefore, nothing happens to us that the Father doesn’t know. He knows it more than us. When Satan planted his trap and we fall into it cheaply, He knows. Sometimes the same Satan who planted the trap will come to the Father to seek an approval to destroy us. But the Father will play back the video of how he planted the trap for us, so we could fall into it. And we in our blindness will truly fall into it. After he might have watched the video, he - Satan will burst to laughter. This is what goes on behind the scene and no one knows this. Therefore, let your heart and soul be for the Father. Whatever comes your way, the Father knows it all. Rejoice and serve the Father with all your heart and soul. Absolutely nothing can separate us from Him. Glory Hallelujah! Amen!