In the world you will have tribulationPDFPrintE-mail
The Word
Written by Jacob Chacko Kallara  
Monday, 24 June 2013 01:55

"These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world." - John 16 V33

"Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution." - 2 Timothy 3 V12

These days the prosperity gospel is very popular among Christian churches . The term "being born again" is used very loosely and people expect health, wealth, and prosperity after receiving Christ. This is not true. Christ did not promise His followers prosperity, on the contrary, He said there is a cost His followers will have to pay while following Him. Jesus Himself was tempted by Satan when He was offered all the kingdoms of the world. Satan uses the same strategy today by straying people away from the truth and preaching to them from the pulpit the prosperity gospel. Our real treasure is in heaven and on earth we have been commissioned by our Master to be the salt and light of this world. If the salt loses its flavor it is then good for nothing except to be thrown and trampled underfoot by men (Matthew 5:13). Seek the will of God and fervently serve the Master Jesus Christ. Be obedient to the Saviour as He was obedient to death, even death on a cross. Do not be troubled by tribulations or persecutions because our Lord has overcome the world. Praise the Lord!

"And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work." - Jesus Christ
Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus!