Keep the Word of My Patience
“Because you did keep the word of my patience, I also keep you from the time of trial which is to come upon the whole world, to test them that dwell upon the earth.” (Revelation 3:10).
“Therefore the Lord knows how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment to the day of judgement” (2 Peter 2:9).
“No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape that you may be able to endure it” (1 Corinthians 10:13).
These three quotations are very comforting in our day. If we are left on our own during this time of trouble, we could find it becomes very difficult to solve the problems we face. And we are told that there will be the time of trial which is to come upon the whole world, and during this time if we have kept the word of his patience, it will be good for us to know that the Lord will deliver us out of the temptation. Though these temptations come, He will provide us the way of escape. Thus we can see that the Lord is God in everything and whatever happens to us: “We know that to them that love God, to them that are called according to his purpose, all things work together for good” (Romans 8:28).
The wicked are kept for punishment in the day of judgement. Our protection will be because we have kept His word of patience.
To Abraham, God said, “In your seed will all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” So it is that keeping the word of His patience and having obeyed the word of His voice will be key factors for our Lord to deliver us out of temptation. Our temptation will be the very common problems we face daily (1 Corinthians 10:13) that are common to man. They are there to test us who dwell upon the earth. And as we keep the word of His patience, He will also provide the way of escape. Praise the Lord, for His mercy endures for ever! You can receive the weekly reports by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Here are the highlights from recent reports.
Bro A D Liwawa (Neno, Malawi)