Kreuzer - 1228: Suffering to Victory | That You May Know You Have Eternal Life (DVD)Chad Kreuzer
When we have faith, will things always be easy? Should we wait until God makes things reasonably overcomeable, or are we at times to suffer until we obtain the victory? 1 Peter 4 tells us, “Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin.” We learn from our Lord Jesus that He suffered in the flesh, yet He did not sin. Should we not have the same mindset? Because Jesus went through temptation on earth He is able to help us overcome sin.
Scientists have discovered that it is much easier to succumb to temptation when the blood sugar is low. But when Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights, His blood sugar was at an all-time low. Still, He esteemed the Word of God first. We must have a willingness to suffer for our faith in the Lord. Learn to keep your eyes open and cling to the Saviour by faith, especially through suffering.