As a member of the Lord’s faithful church, we are familiar with His specific instructions on how to conduct ourselves in daily life. Yes, right in the middle of worldwide chaos and unspeakable evil, we are instructed to follow His command to rejoice in all things, to live with hope, and be constant in prayer. Sounds impossible, doesn’t it? Let’s look at the Book of Romans.
“Rejoice and exult in hope; be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation; be constant in prayer.” Romans 12:12, The Amplified Bible. We all know what rejoice means, but what about exult? The meaning of exult is: to feel or show triumphant elation or jubilation.
Isn’t it interesting that Paul put the admonition to rejoice and exult in hope, in the same sentence with suffering and tribulation? Paul certainly had his share of suffering and tribulation, which he recounted in 2 Corinthians 11:23-28. Too often as Christians, we forget that this is part of what comes in the life of a believer.
Paul was challenging the church’s acceptance of false teachers when he said, “Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness—besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches.”
One of the disservices of the modern day compromised church, is the false doctrine that if you are not living a blessed life… if you are struggling through trials and tribulation, you must be doing something wrong. Because doesn’t God only bless His children? Doesn’t He protect them from hardship?
Contrary to that false belief, we see in Romans 5:3-5, Paul share the spiritual value of persecution. “And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” And again, Paul mentions hope.
Whether we are currently enduring trials or not, as members of God’s Faithful Remnant, we are to live in hope and we are to rejoice. In that is ultimate victory.
When Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy, and try to convince you that God is not going to help you this time, here’s what you do. Put your focus on the Word of God – and start rejoicing. Rejoice that you are a child of the King. Rejoice that heaven is your home. Rejoice that “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.” Rejoice and give God praise today for victory.
Paul did not preach what he did not live. We have an example of this in Acts 16:25-26 when Paul and Silas were imprisoned for preaching the gospel. “But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken; and immediately all the doors were opened and everyone’s chains were loosed.”
Notice that they were singing and praising God in the midst of tribulation. Not only did God honor their praises but people were won to the Lord as fruit of their obedience.
If likewise, with rejoicing and exultation you live in agreement with God’s Word, two things will happen. First, you will start to feel better, it’s true. Your spirit will begin to dominate your soul. So, you will triumph over your enemy. And you will feel much better. In addition, when you rejoice and give praise, especially during times of struggle, Satan completely hates it! This type of obedience, is a form of resistance against Satan and what he was attempting to do to and through you. And the Bible is clear about the outcome of our obedience, “Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” James 4:7.
“Be steadfast and patient in suffering and tribulation….” Tribulation means trial, distress or suffering. It also means “being under pressure.” So when trials and pressure come, here’s what you do. Don’t cave in. Don’t lose heart. Don’t faint. Instead, go to God’s throne. Go to the throne of grace. Go boldly in the name of Jesus and ask for … and get the help you need.
Remember this too, dear ones: When things get difficult isn’t when you let go of the Word. That’s when you double team. Double up. That’s when you are “constant in prayer,” so that you are immovable.
Hold on to your hope. Rejoice! Be patient under pressure. Be constant in prayer. Satan won’t be able to stand against you or those you love.
These are difficult days. More than ever we are experiencing the pressure of the enemy in our lives. These are the birth pangs that are growing stronger as we approach the end of this age. “Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.” 1 Peter 4:12-13.
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.” Jude 1:24-25.
Reminding you that with God nothing is impossible!
Dale & Paula Black
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I don’t know if this is the correct place for this, but I have an urgent prayer request for my 29 year old son in law who has cancer. He has chosen not to use chemotherapy, him and his wife are trusting God for his complete healing ,though alot of spiritual healing has taken place and family relationships restored ,his body continues to deteriorate.Unless a miracle happens very soon he will not be here long. Your prayers for him would be greatly appreciated! His name is James,he’s from Mo. Thank you so much !
Dear Sister Ida, We feel your great concern! Please read Life, Cancer and God and realize there is nothing too hard for God! I sent this request to Dale and Paula to pray for your son in law! Remember there is nothing too hard for God…In LCG book you will notice some recipes and steps to follow in his healing! We have watched Paula get healed of cancer. Trust God with all your heart, lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your ways (and his ways)…Proverbs 3:5,6 He loves your son in law and we will be praying. -LR Prayer Coordinator