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The Triple Medication
3 - Salvation from God (3)

Third: Bearing the pain has a reward; yes there is an end and a compensation but there exists what is greater, it is the reward to those who endures the temptationBlessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life” (James 1:12).  Apostle Paul says: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."  (Romans 8:18).  And he said also “For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory” (2 Corinthians 4:17)

Apostle Peter talks to those who are in pain, scattered and sojourners, saying as long as you are enjoying this triple combination: Birth from God, Protection of God and deliverance of God, do not fear of any coming pain.

Dear reader, regarding the past, if you were born again trust that God has wiped out all your past, He even forgot it. For He has said: “For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds will remember no more” (Hebrews 8:12).

Regarding the present, there is a Divine Protection:  “He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber” (Psalms 121:3) Trust that God Himself protects you even though you don’t see Him. The Holy Book did not say that we see all things work for good, because you will not see things working for the good, you can see it working for the wicked.  And the Book did not say: we feel or we think or we hope that all things work together for the good but he said:  “And we know that all things work together for good”   (Romans 8:28). It’s a true Christian knowledge. We may not understand everything now but we trust that we will understand later. “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” (John 13:7).

For what concerns the future, trust that the Lord will come soon to change our vile body and ends ouir pain, sufferings, cries, and tears. All our fatigues and sorrows will come to an end and yet He will reimburse and compensate everyone who endured the Pains with patience, gratitude and rejoice. For He said: “Blessed is the man who endures temptation" and not “the man who prays in temptation or the one who enters into temptation", for all enter into temptations but not all receive the crowns of life “Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” (James 1:12)

Brother, during our sufferings, may the Lord helps us to remember that we are His children, the apple of His eye and we are precious to His heart.  Also we are protected by His capable power. We have hope and we are waiting for the day when He comes to take us, and makes us forget all of our grievances.

At last, my brother, are you born from God? You will not be able to enjoy all these blessings if you haven’t passed through such experience. I wish you could pray these simple words "O God have mercy on me, I am sinner”; and if you have really traversed this experience, pray to God saying: "I want to enjoy the blessing of being your child and am precious to Your heart.

Dear reader, the summary of the treatment is the following simple words:
You are my child and my own.
All the way I protect you.
And at the end I will bring you over to me.

Magdy Samuel

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