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James 1:2-4,12

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 2 My brothers, count it all joy when you fall into various trials; [It is through many trials and tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22. Many are the trials of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. Psa 34:19. He shall deliver you in six troubles; yes, in seven no evil shall touch you. Job 5:19 ]

 3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith works steadfast endurance. [When God delivers you from a trial, it strengthens your steadfast endurance, your faith, and hope of your coming eternal salvation.]

 4 But let steadfast endurance have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.1 ["By your steadfast endurance do you possess your souls." Luke 21:19. Note! If you lack nothing, then you have everything possible, (including fellowship with Christ and the Father, raised to heaven, sitting with Christ in the kingdom, in union with Christ and God, free from even the desire to sin, pure, holy, permanently perfected, protected from ever sinning again — all while still alive on earth), as Paul wrote the perfect man does: Until we all come to the unity of the faith, and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ; Eph 4:13. If you are a perfect man and possess the fullness of Christ, you have everything possible.]

 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. [Your faith is tested through trials; is it strong enough to last through suffering, or do you become offended and cease seeking God as your first priority? From the Word of the Lord within: "All God's sons are tested. Be like the early Church, who for inexpressible joy endured to the end."]

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1 Peter 4:1-2

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 1 Therefore, 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, [From the Word of the Lord within: "Any of you whose sting to bear has been hard, use these facts: 1) all have suffered before you; 2) sin is excoriated; 3) God will remove the burden in time; and 4) the same is experienced by every cleanliness-desired heart in the nations."]

 2 So 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.1

1 Peter 4:12

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 12 Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial, which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; [Before purification and salvation, your faith must be tested in several trials, in which you must grievously suffer in order to be purified of sin. Salvation comes after suffering in various trials. "For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and scourges every son whom he accepts. If you are without discipline, of which all [true sons of God] must share, then you are illegitimate, and not sons." Heb 12:6,8. From the Word of the Lord within —"Tribulation: trial by fire." Salvation comes after suffering; in fact, there are seven trials every son must endure before salvation and being accepted as a son.]

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