Voices- Rejoicing In Trials
July 10, 2016 Series: voices
Rejoicing in Trials
1 Peter 1:6-7 (NKJV) 6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, 7 that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
(NLT) 6 So be truly glad.[a] There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. 7 These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.
Fingerprints of God, Fingerprints of the enemy Enemy:
John 10:10- The enemy comes to steal kill and destroy
1 Peter 5:8- Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.
LIFE AND LIFE ABUNDANTLY.
Nowhere in scripture does God use sickness to refine somebody's character.
Luke 5:12 And it happened when He was in a certain city, that behold, a man who was full of leprosy saw Jesus; and he fell on his face and implored Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.”13 Then He put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I AM WILLING; be cleansed.” Immediately the leprosy left him."
Definition of trial:
"The act of trying, testing or putting to the proof." order to ascertain results."
Types of Trials
-CAR CRASH tests
"In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials..."
Sometimes trials take longer than they should because we haven't figured out the rejoice part.
11 Day Trip for Israelites Took 40 years.
"...FOR A LITTLE WHILE..."
The revelation of what God is doing in you in the trial produces JOY! -Proving the genuineness of your faith!
Faith is essential
The righteous LOVE by faith! Prayers are answered because of faith! We move mountains by faith! WITHOUT faith it is impossible to please God!
"I remember the days of old: I meditate on all Your works; I muse on the works of Your hands. I spread out my hands to You; My soul longs for You..." Psalm 144:5-6
"Everything will work out for good to those who love God and are called according to his purpose."