Here is why I write to you like this;
It’s our duty to God to see your faith is growing, and more also in love for each other.
Your faith should grow, in spite of all the troubles and hardships you face.
Paul says, “we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer" 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5.
Your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure is positive proof that you are considered worthy of His kingdom. If you’re a christian life free of these is worthless. Paul says, "Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward" 1 Corinthians 3:13-14. Persecutions and tribulations that you come across as a believer is the fire here spoken about that it shall try every man's work of what sort they are.
It is written Jesus is coming back soon; and this time he is coming "to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe" 2 Thessalonians 1:10.
Paul says "you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power" 2 Thessalonians 1:7-9.
Scary stuff isn’t it, but it’s gonna happen. He shall take vengeance on them that troubled you - rest on these words. But the good news is "God will count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ" 2 Thessalonians 1:11 - 12.
When will he do this?
"When the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels..." 2 Thessalonians 1:7.
Verse 6 says, "Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you."
In all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure it is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God. But remember there’s payback time for those who persecute you. Ask Judas Iscariot for he wished he had not it.
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However my friend, I’m writing to you like this that beside what you are going through, please give all diligence, and add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge, "And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ" 2 Peter 1:6-8.
James 1:2-3 says, "My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience."
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