TRIALS:


        Trials and Tribulations is the testing of our Faith!...(and nothing but spiritual warfare!)..and Our Jehovah Necci is looking down at us. His hands folded....and is looking at us, wanting to see our reactions, how we will handle the trials (when- the- going- gets- tough). He might be thinking... “look at that Doris”....acting like a chicken....She prayed,... saying ‘she trust me’ ....but look at her!...biting her finger nails, ringing and scratching her hair out and pacing up and down, looking all confused as ever and is all worked up!....THAT’S-NOT-FAITH!....Our actions NEEDS  to please God!  Let’s put it this way....You start going to the gym and the next day you have muscle cramps and pains all over your body, or the targeted area during exercise...Well same here! When you invite Jesus Christ into your life, and you start to study, pray, read and spending time in the word, (you’re getting into Kingdom business now) you will notice that you start to experience a chain reaction of different setbacks and issues (the trials). Things that has never happened to you, is now happening, strange... but true.

     Trials comes in all shape and forms. You may encounter loss of a job,  children’s retaliation, issues on your job with co-workers, problems with your neighbor, your husband is cheating,  people are gossiping about you, your parents are ill, you recieved an unwanted and disappointed doctor’s report, for whatever the reason,  you have a bank overdraft,  your child got sick at school,  the check you sent to pay the power bill got delayed and didn’t arrive and now your power is turned off,  the dog somehow made his way out and bit someone, your house is on  fire and if that was not enough.... your long time friend and classmate of many years suddenly passed away, etc.(got the picture?).....Well Faith Triumphs in trouble! (Rom5:1-5) says “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace wtih God, through Our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God, and not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance produces character, and character produces 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”.


        These trials are spiritual warfare to test our faith level, and no Our God did not MAKE  them happpen, but MOST IMPORTANTLY,...sometimes.... Our Loving Father allows them to happen....so as to test our faith. Trials come so you-can- be- tested to see how you will respond under pressure!...The enemy intends to distract and reek havoc in your life to frustrate you. His target is to eliminate your focus and prayer time...TO STOP YOU!

     Well just as the gym exercise....you will NEED to push through... past those cramps and sore muscles (all the strange sudden issues), you will NEED to continue...walking your journey...do-not-give-up, push pass through and get AGGRESSIVE too! When you continue to do the physical exercise, the muscles have now gotten (broken-in) and they hurt less and sore less...same with your warfare, the enemy realizes that you ARE strong and that you are NOT about to give up....This  kind of response pleases God and remember He will never leave you nor will He ever forsake you!

     In (1Peter4:12) the scripture says” Beloved, DO-NOT-THINK -IT-STRANGE , or WHY-ARE-YOU-SURPRISED?... that you are having fiery trials?....He promise us that He WILL create a way for you to triumph over all your trials and circumstances....At this point the enemy backs off you.... but now he moves on to seek someone else who seems a little more vulnerable ( remember he seeks like a roaring lion to find ONLY the ones he can devour).... not you!... because you are strong in The Lord!

However....don’t take your eyes off him, for he will NEVER completely leave you alone...he wants to distroy you, and will continue to try. So keep in mind, that you have to develop that “MINDSET’,  that no matter what, you will STAND your ground. This is where you will have to  have some determination and spiritual stamina to stay in the arena. Trials will come unceasingly and increasingly. The enemy will turn-up the heat on you in an attempt to get you discouraged.  He will use your loved ones to rise up against you....and you will have to remember that YOU have the Authority and Power to win this battle! You will need to remember that YOU ARE an Overcomer and more than a Conqueror through Christ Jesus, who promised to NEVER leave you nor forsake you!...(Heb13:5)


        Whatever the case may be, it is always an attack on you by the enemy. His mission is to steal your peace, joy and happiness.  Jesus says the thief comes but to kill, steal and to destroy, but I come so that you will have life in abundance. He wants to keep you occupied, frustrated and busy, so that you are distracted and off tracked, hoping to keep you away from “THE GOD STUFFS”.

Trials

Remember....

(Isa43:2)“ When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God”.

Trials are the testing of our faith that God allows, to see how we stand up under pressure. It is nothing but spiritual warfare  from the enemy. Now God can surely spare us these trials, but He uses  these trials to see our spiritual strengths and to see if we have grown , if any.  Remember,(Mat8:26) He said “you of little faith why are you so troubled” then He arose and rebuked the wind. (Isa43:2) I will never leave you not forsake you. “When you pass through the storms, I will be with you and through the waters, they will never overflow you, When you go through the fire, you shall not be burned, neither shall the flame scorch you” for I am The Lord Thy God! He wants to see how we handle pressure, if we will crumble when under  pressure. He is  looking down on us saying...Look at  them...espcially that Sarah,... she said she trust me, but it doesn’t look like. ‘Look at her, wringing her fingers, biting her nails and scratching her hair out’...that’s not trust.

As a born again christian, you will notice that as soon as you have made a decission to invite God into your life,... all kinds of strange events will start to unfold infront of your very eyes, almost all-of-a-sudden.(1Peter4:12)

“Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trials when it comes upon you to test you as though something strange were happening”.... Right here... people will start gossiping about you; your husband starts to act ‘funny’..(cheating)....Aunt Sally broke up and spoiled Thanksgiving dinner at ‘your house’ and that’s because she had it in for Jim and couldn’t forgive Jim for causing Mamma’s heart attack and death the year before. (1Cor10:13) “In the world you will have tribulations, but be of good cheer I have overcome the world”....Do not get carried away and overwhelmed when the gas check that was sent out way before the deadline was due.....somehow got delayed and now the gas got turned off, then now... to make matters worse, a deposit is required to reconnect the gas that you already sent early enough;...then the dog managed to chew his way outside the gate and bit someone (the police came and had to deal with them)and if all that was not enough....Uncle Richard him... picked-this-time, to over-medicate himself after two straight days of alcohol, according to his wife Della.....Lord I need your help! ...Got the picture of trials? These things happen, and if you are not cleansed, renewed and or ready (anchored) in the word of God, the enemy will move-in-for-the-kill!..Remember he seeks like a roaring lion, seeking to devour ONLY those he can find!...IF YOU ARE NOT STRONGLY ANCHORED IN THE WORD.... now is the time... before the storm comes!.....Get ready for these storms.....Are you taking refuge in God’s embrace? (Ps91) explains....He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, shall.....


The enemy will make it his business to frustrate you. He will linger around you to make things difficult to the point of giving up!  Bitterness and constant aggragation and anger are some his tactics.  He uses these approach often in his efforts for you to respond in ungodly ways. Beat him at his own game! Aviod all his plots! They are landmines! Step over them, in fact.... trample over them! (Ps18:39) “You have armed me with strength for the battle, and you have subdued under me those that rose up against me”... Keep your cool and remember, whenever things start to go crazy, be calm...think and before you try to remedy any situation, before you do something, THINK!....WWJD (what would Jesus do?) Don’t settle and fall into  his traps and nets.....fight back! Find the scriptures that relates to the issue you are facing, read and  meditate on those promises in the scriptures. To meditate, means to ponder, roll over in your mind, sing it, dream about , whaterer you must do, STAY ON IT!......Get aggressinve with your own weapon...pull it out!....aim and shoot! ( get out your bible and start to declare God’s promises)..he (the devil) will run!pWhy are you so troubledI u nderTrialsup under pressure It is  through trials that God