The Missing Cross to Purity

Trials and Tribulations

Occurs for Individuals in Every Generation,

Who Are Determined to

Live a Godly Life in Christ Jesus

It is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22

From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire."

(Tribulations and hardships are the trial of your faith by fire,
which is painful suffering.)

  1. Acts 14:22
    Strengthening the souls of the disciples and warning and exhorting them to stand firm in the faith; saying that it is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. However, all is well that ends well, for all will be reconciled to God: the few who are crucified, purified, and perfected while on earth with great reward; and the many who are purified in Hell. "And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, to reconcile by him [Jesus], all things to himself [the Father]; by him [Jesus], I say, whether they are things on earth, or things in heaven." Col 1:20. "Therefore we both labor and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe." 1 Tim 4:10. See the web page, Is there Hope for ALL Men and Women? for further detail.

    Acts 14:21-23 (in Context)

  2. James 1:2-4,12
    2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials;
    3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works steadfast endurance.
    4 But let steadfast endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.1
    12 Blessed is the man who endures trials because when he is proven genuine, he will receive the crown of life, which the Lord has promised to those who love him.
  3. Matthew 13:20-21
     And he who received the seed into stony places, the same is he who hears the word [spoken by the Spirit], and quickly with joy receives it;
      [There is no joy in hearing someone read the Bible, but when you hear the Lord speak to you, you have great joy!] ]
    Yet has he no root in himself, but endures only for awhile; for when tribulation or persecution rises because of the word, he is eventually offended.

  4. Matthew 13:19-22 (in Context)

    Notice, Jesus is saying, tribulation occurs because of having heard and obeyed the words, (which are words spoken by God, the voice from heaven).
  5. 2 Thessalonians 1:4-5
    4 So that we ourselves speak proudly of you to the churches of God because your steadfast endurance and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that you endure;

    5 which is evidence of the righteous judgment of God, that you may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which you suffer.

    2 Thessalonians 1:3-5 (in Context)

  6. Matthew 24:21,29,34
    21For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
    29Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:
    34Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.

    Matthew 24:20-34
    (in Context)

    Notice, Jesus is saying that the great tribulation will have occurred, for some, before the generation of 2000 years ago had passed. See the six scripture references to prove that tribulation and the second appearance of Christ has occurred for some in all generations, beginning 2000 years ago. Those who are determined to live a godly life and take up the cross to seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness as the first priority in their life will encounter suffering in tribulations, which results in the removal of sin from their hearts. Tribulations occur to those who persistently and patiently wait on God, to hear him and then obey him; with endurance a believer on earth experiences the return of Christ, entering the kingdom, and receiving salvation, the three of which occur simultaneously.

  7. Revelation 1:9
    I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, in the kingdom, and patient endurance in Jesus Christ, was on the isle called Patmos, because of the word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ.
    Revelation 1:8-10
    (in Context)

  8. Mark 13:19,24-30
    19For in those days will be tribulation, such as there has not been from the beginning of the creation, which God created, to this time, neither will there ever be.
    24But in those days, after that tribulation, the sun shall be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light,
    25And the stars of heaven will fall, and the powers that are in heaven will be shaken.
    26Then they will see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory.
    27And he will send his angels, and gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.
    28Now learn a parable of the fig tree: When its branch is still tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.
    29So also, when you see these things happening, know that it is near, even at the doors.
    30Truly I say to you, that this generation will not pass away, until all these things take place.

    Mark 13:12-30 (in Context)

    Notice, Jesus is saying that the great tribulation will have occurred, for some, before the generation of 2000 years ago had passed. See the six scripture references to prove that tribulation and the second appearance of Christ has occurred for some in all generations, beginning 2000 years ago.

  9. John 16:33
    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me you might have peace. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

    John 16:32-33
    (in Context)

    Notice, Jesus is saying that tribulation would occur to his disciples then.

  10. Romans 2:9
    Affliction and distress upon every soul of man who does evil [sins], of the Jew first and also of the Gentile;
    Romans 2:6-10
    (in context)

  11. Romans 5:3-4
    And not only that, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation produces steadfastness;
    and steadfastness, proven faith; and proven faith, joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation;

  12. Romans 8:35
    Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

    Romans 8:34-36
    (in Context)

  13. Job 5:19
    He shall deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you.
    Job 5:18-20 (in Context)

  14. 1 Peter 1:5-7,9
    5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith to salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. 6 In that greatly rejoice though it is necessary to suffer a few griefs now through various trials, 7 So that the trial of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes,
    though it is tried with fire,
    might result in praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ. 9 Receiving the end of your faith — the salvation of your souls.3
  15. 1 Peter 4:1-2,12
    1Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, 2So that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but [live] to the will of God.

    12Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you;
  16. Luke 8:13
    Those on the rock are those who, when they hear, receive the word with joy; but they have no root. And although they believe for awhile, in time of testing [with affliction and persecution] they fall away.
  17. Hebrews 12:6-8
    For the Lord disciplines the one whom He loves, and scourges every son whom He accepts. Endure your trials; God deals with you as with sons; for what son is there whom the father does not chasten? But if you are without chastisement [correction and discipline], of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons.

  18. Hebrews 12:11-12
    For truly for a short time they chastened us according to their best judgment; but God chastens [corrects and disciplines us] for our benefit, to enjoy a share in his holiness. Now all discipline [trials] seems painful for the present, not joyful, but later recompenses the peaceable fruit of peace and righteousness to those tried by it.
  19. Romans 12:12
    Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing always in prayer;
    Romans 12:11-13 (in Context)

  20. 2 Corinthians 1:4
    Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God.
    2 Corinthians 1:3-5 (in Context)

  21. 2 Corinthians 7:4
    Great is my boldness of speech toward you, great is my glorying on your behalf. I am filled with comfort, I am exceedingly joyful in all our tribulation.
    2 Corinthians 7:3-5 (in Context)

  22. Ephesians 3:13
    Therefore I desire that you do not lose heart at my tribulations for you, which is your glory.
    Ephesians 3:12-14 (in Context)

  23. 1 Thessalonians 3:4
    For verily, when we were with you, we told you that we would suffer tribulation; even as it has now happened, as you know.
    1 Thessalonians 3:3-5 (in Context)

  24. Revelation 2:9
    I know your works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but you are rich) and I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.
    Revelation 2:8-10 (in Context)

  25. Revelation 2:10
    Fear none of those things which you will suffer. Behold, the devil will cast some of you into prison, so that you may be tried; and you shall have tribulation ten days. Be faithful unto death, and I will give you a crown of life.
    Revelation 2:9-11 (in Context)

  26. Revelation 2:22
    Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds.
    Revelation 2:21-23 (in Context)

    Notice: Jesus is talking about a great tribulation to be inflicted upon a person 2000 years ago.

  27. Revelation 7:14
    And I said unto him, "Sir, you know." And he said to me, These are those who came out of great tribulation and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.2
    Revelation 7:13-15 (in Context)

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by benefiting from the changing power of God through the cross,
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