Pamphlet 1936 Hebrews kc 5-4
We all know too well that we are all subject to the pains and sufferings and death of this corruptible flesh.
Just never let it be said that Jesus Christ, our "perfect" advocate who sits at the right hand of the Father, does not understand what you are going through. Quite frankly, it is much harder for most of us to understand the amount of pain and suffering and endurance of temptation that He went through. The saying goes that if we all sat around and threw our problems into the center of the ring, we would all end up taking our own back. To wit, would you rather endure what you are enduring or endure what Messiah went through? The fact is, He never puts on our plate more than we can handle.
Now, think hard, for this can forever change the way you "see" your trials and tribulations, even death, from here on out! If you can "see the picture" Paul has drawn for us using the scriptures and understand the "glory and perfection" that was accomplished in the pain and suffering of Jesus Christ, then you will have absolutely no difficulty understanding the opening words of James, the brother of Christ, in his great and marvelous book titled after his name:
Why in the world should we count our temptations joy? Here's the reason:James 1:2-4
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;
Do you KNOW THIS? Do you "see" and "understand" that the testing of your convictions builds character, as in maturity and endurance and faithfulness?Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.
You hang in there and be patient and endure those trials and tribulations and overcome those temptations as best you can with His help. He knows what's going on and He can and will help if you come to Him. THEN... you shall become a can-do "helper", able to succor others, not a "helpee" as in a poor why-is-this-happening-to-me baby! In other words, you will be able BECAUSE of having been there and having done that and having gotten the victory in Him, to be a more compassionate, and merciful, and faithful servant of God able to take a stand in these last days and overcome Satan and His beast system thereby being a champion, an example, a leader, of your people. How glorious indeed! But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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