VERNA’S DAILY DEVOTIONAL

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020

LUKE 6:22,23

 

LUKE 2:22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake. 23  Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.

 

 

JESUS/YESHUA JUST FINISHED GIVING A TEACHING ON THE SUFFERINGS THAT GOD’S PEOPLE CAN BE CALLED TO ENDURE. SUFFERING FOR HIS NAME/SAKE/KINGDOM BRINGS BLESSINGS TO THOSE DEDICATED FOLLOWERS.

PERSECUTION AND ALL MANNER OF SUFFERING, ADVERSITY, AND TRIBULATION THAT RESULTS FROM OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S CALL WILL ALWAYS BE REWARDED. GREATER ARE THE REWARDS FOR THOSE WILLING TO SUBMIT THEIR LIVES TO GOD’S PURPOSES TO THE EXTENT THAT THEIR LIVES DO NOT TAKE PRECEDENCE OVER GOD’S WILL & PURPOSE (ref. Also Rev. 12:11).

FOR US TODAY, JUST AS FOR THE PROPHETS OF OLD, ALL OF WHOM SUFFERED REJECTION, ADVERSITY, AND PERSECUTION, MANY KILLED FOR THEIR OBEDIENCE TO GOD’S CALL ON THEIR LIVES, ESPECIALLY AS THE LAST DAYS of the END TIMES ARE APPROACHED, THIS SAME MESSAGE HAS APPLICATION. IN FACT, IT WILL BECOME MORE REAL DAILY IN THE COMING DAYS.

WE MAY LOOK FORWARD TO GREATER REWARDS WHEN THE GREAT DAY OF THE LORD ARRIVES AND WE REACH OUR HEAVENLY HOME, THEREFORE WE SHOULD REJOICE.

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