Waiting It Out -tf
Matthew 24:9-13 "But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved."
Galatians 4:28-29 "But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit. . . ."
1st Peter 5:8-10 ". . . the devil . . . walketh about, seeking whom he may devour. . . . "
Psalm 79:2 "The dead bodies of thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the heaven, the flesh of thy saints unto the beasts of the earth."
Proverbs 29:10 "The bloodthirsty hate the upright. . . ."
v. 27 ". . . he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked."
Isaiah 59:15 ". . . he that departeth from evil maketh himself a prey. . . ."
Micah 7:2-10 ". . . they hunt every man his brother with a net. . . . I will wait for the God of my salvation. . . ."
3:3 "Who also eat the flesh of my people, and flay their skin from off them; and they break their bones, and chop them in pieces, as for the pot, and as flesh within the caldron."
Psalm 116:15 "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints."
John 21:18-19 ". . . signifying by what death he should glorify God."
What will we be up against?
John 8:40-47 (Religious people. They are the most fanatic in their hatred:)
Acts 22:20-23 "Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live."
Luke 23:18 "And they cried out all at once, saying, Away with this man. . . ."
Acts 23:12-15 "certain of the Jews . . . bound themselves under a curse . . . till they had killed Paul."
(The "justice" system doesn't care about "law:")
23:1-3 ". . .commandest me to be smitten contrary to the law?"
A QUESTION: John 18:22-23 "If I have spoken evil, bear witness of the evil: but if well, why smitest thou me?"
ANSWER: Amos 5:10 ". . . they abhor him that speaketh uprightly." (You knew the answer.)
(The "justice" system doesn't care about justice:)
Acts 23:25 -- 24:9 & 24-27 ". . . and Felix, willing to shew the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound."
Luke 23:1-25 "I find no fault in this man . . . but he delivered Jesus to their will."
Matthew 10:16-18 ". . . for a testimony against them. . . ."
v. 21-25 "And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death. . . ."
v. 34-37 ". . . a man's foes shall be they of his own household."
13:20-21 (explanation of the parable of the sower)
Luke 6:22-23 ". . . for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets."
21:8-12 ". . . they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute you. . . .
John 15:18-21 "The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you. . . ."
7:52 "Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted?"
14:19-22 ". . . we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.
So, how do we handle this?
Matthew 5:10-12 "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake. . . ."
John 5:41-42 ". . . rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer shame for his name."
8:3-4 ". . . Saul . . . committed them to prison. . . . they . . . went every where preaching"
1st Peter 3:13-17 ". . . if ye suffer for righteousness' sake, happy are ye. . . ."
4:16 "Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed. . . ."
v. 19 ". . . let them that suffer . . . commit . . . as unto a faithful Creator."
Romans 5:1-5 ". . . we glory in tribulations . . . tribulation worketh patience. . . ." ("no-tribbers" use v. 9 and ignore this.)
2nd Corinthians 7:4 ". . . I am exceeding joyful in all our tribulation."
12:10 "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in . . . persecutions . . . for Christ's sake. . . "
1st Peter 4:12-14 ". . . think it not strange concerning the fiery trial. . . ."
[When Laodicean Christians hear the truth they DO think it is strange!]
1:3-7 ". . . that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. . . ."
Romans 8:35-39 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution. . . ?"
(This doesn't mean that you will NOT HAVE "tribulation, or distress, or persecution," but it will not separate you!)
1st Corinthians 4:9-14 ". . . being persecuted, we suffer it . . . I warn you."
What’s coming for us?
Matthew 24:21-27 "For then shall be great tribulation. . . ."
John 16:1,2,33 "In the world ye shall have tribulation. . . "
17:14-15 "I pray not that thou shouldest take them out of the world. . . ."
1st Thessalonians 3:1-5 ". . . we told you before that we should suffer tribulation. . . ."
2nd Corinthians 4:8-11 ". . . we . . . are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake. . . ."
Revelation 2:10 ". . . ye shall have tribulation . . . be thou faithful unto death. . . ."
14:9-12 "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus."
(Real Christians are still here, and keeping the commandments. The phonies are horrified of this verse!)
Luke 21:16-19 "And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake. . . .In your patience possess ye your souls."
2nd Corinthians 6:4-7 "But in all things . . . in much patience, in afflictions . . . In stripes, in imprisonments. . . ."
11:23-27 ". . . stripes . . prisons . . .deaths . . . beaten . . stoned . . .[etc.]"
Philippians 1:27-30 ". . . not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake. . . ."
Romans 8:16-17 ". . . joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him. . . ."
1st Thessalonians 1:6 ". . . having received the word in much affliction. . . "
2:2 "But even after that we had suffered . . . we were bold in our God. . . ."
vs. 14-15 ". . . ye also have suffered like things of your own. . . ."
2nd Thessalonians 1:4-12 ". . . we . . . glory in you . . . for your . . . tribulations that ye endure. . . . "
2nd Timothy 1:8-12 ". . . but be thou partaker of the afflictions of the gospel. . . "
2:9-12 ". . . if we suffer, we shall also reign with him. . . ."
3:12 "Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution."
Hebrews 11:24-27 "Choosing rather to suffer affliction . . . not fearing the wrath of the king [pharaoh]. . . ."
v. 35-38 ". . . others were tortured, not accepting deliverance. . . ."
12:3-4 ". . . consider him that endured . . . lest ye be wearied. . . ."
Revelation 24:13 ". . . he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved." (A warning)
12:11 "And they overcame him [Satan] by the blood of the Lamb . . . and they loved not their lives unto the death."
James 5:6-10 "Take . . . the prophets . . . for an example of suffering. . . ."
1st John 3:1,13 "Marvel not, my brethren, if the world hate you."
Revelation 1:9 "I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation. . . ."
v. 13 ". . . Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you. . . ."
6:9-11 ". . . I saw . . . that were slain for the word of God . . . and . . . their brethren . . . should be killed as they were. . . ."
7:13-14 "These are they which came out of great tribulation. . . ."
v. 17 "And the dragon . . . went to make war with the remnant. . . which keep the commandments of God. . . ."
20:4 ". . . I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God. . . ."
Daniel 11:32-33 ". . . they that understand . . . shall fall by the sword. . . ." (This is OK)