When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked rise, people hide themselves. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. 12, 37. We must never let any doubts into our minds. Paul was the persecutor to begin with, but when he accepted Christ and was converted, he was the one who was persecuted. And when they began to sing and praise, the Lord set an ambush against the men of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah, so that they were routed. The reason we have had so little influence upon unbelieving relatives and associates is that we have manifested little decided difference in our practices from those of the world. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. In all of the faith over fear Bible verses we touch on, His promises are consistent. TO TRULY TURN TRIALS INTO TRIUMPH, WE MUST LET "PATIENCE" DO ITS WORK... 1. And God separated the light from the darkness. ‣ He tells us that there is no question that we will have persecutions, trials and tribulations while we are here in this world. He is involved in the coordination of world mission projects and he travels extensively, encouraging the many home churches supported by Steps to Life. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. They had a fear of persecution. Parents need to awake, and purify their souls by practicing the truth in their home life. After this I heard what seemed to be the loud voice of a great multitude in heaven, crying out, “Hallelujah! The attitude that we put into the commission given to us will definitely make the difference. ‣ For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing, to one a fragrance from death to death, to the other a fragrance from life to life. Of David. Matthew 6:34 “So do … ‣ Publisher: OpenBible.info. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Bearing our nature, He was true to God’s standard of righteousness, gaining the victory over Satan. Trials and tribulations are the methods that Jesus uses to shape us for heaven. History is going to repeat itself. All trials and strife test our faith. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Since you have closed their hearts to understanding, therefore you will not let them triumph. Hope is the motivation that will get us through the trials to triumph, knowing that our Lord is coming to take us home. Perhaps you have seen the bumper sticker on some cars that declares, “When life gives you a lemon, make lemonade.” This statement is so true. Some people call this “bad luck.” It has nothing to do with luck. But their minds were hardened. Faith will bring out the best in us. Knowing this, what should be our response as Christians? Pastor Domingo Nuñez is director of Outreach Ministry for Steps to Life. How to Face Trials: A Bible Study From James 1. I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In faith and with the hope that ‘maketh not ashamed’ [Romans 5:5], lay hold of the promises of God.” My Life Today, 185. D And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith. “We must be willing to be despised and trodden under foot here. Until now you have asked nothing in my name. He desired for us to find peace in the world, as long as we give our lives to Him and trust Him. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul. How long must I take counsel in my soul and have sorrow in my heart all the day? Your enemies shall come fawning to you, and you shall tread upon their backs.”, Be strong and courageous. Are we ready to lose our lives and, at the same time, to rejoice over it? They went from victims to victors in the Lord. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. O Lord, how long shall the wicked, how long shall the wicked exult? G In fact, if you're going through a trial, someone has probably shared the "count it all joy when you face trials" Bible verse with you. This is the type of faith, character, and determination each of us must have for the Lord. May the Lord fulfill all your petitions! ‣ And there was evening and there was morning, the first day. Even though everything he possessed was taken away, one at a time, he made a statement to the world by his attitude. We must determine in our hearts to face whatever is ahead of us and to trust and obey Him. In I Peter 1:7, we are assured, “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.” We have been given the privilege to inherit the kingdom of heaven. And the trying of our faith worketh patience, not fretfulness and murmuring. Press, press … to the mark of the prize. On this earth He worked out the problem of how to live in accordance with God’s standard of right. M We need to develop this willingness to turn everything over to the Lord and allow God to work on us in refining and convicting us. We must believe that He is working on us through the trials and preparing us for the kingdom of heaven. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil. Why is this oppression and persecution part of life on earth? When we say that we do not want to give up something, we are not moving forward.