Jesus Himself Has Suffered For You - Bro. T. Stephen
My Dearly beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you all in the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. On this day, Nov 21st, it is a great pleasure to meet you all at your home through this auspicious message. May the Lord bless you all. Take with me and read from the book of Hebrews 2:18 says, “For in that He Himself, has suffered, being tempted .He is able to aid those who are tempted.”
MY Dear Brothers and Sisters, The verse says that since he has suffered he is able to help those who are tempted. He knows what it is to be tempted, Jesus knows what suffering is. He was broken to pieces. He took upon himself shame and humiliation, People spat upon Him. They tore all his garments. They whipped him on His back and his back was with furrows as if they had plowed his back. He thus bore both physical and mental agony. So He is aware of the sufferings of the people. Some will say “Only if he endures hardship he will know what it is. “My dear children of God, the Lord Jesus Christ endured the hardship patiently. He was beaten, he was whipped. He was broken to pieces. He was mocked, and criticized. Humiliated and despised. Since he had experienced all these things he says, “I know all the sufferings as I have suffered all these things, in the form of a human being, I have borne it all.” “ I suffered but my children should not suffer so I shall help all those who are tempted.”
Today many parents, since they have suffered, do not wish for their children to suffer. So they buy and give all that their children ask for. Just because they could not have proper education, parents take up overtime, and do night duty to educate their children. Parents think that their children should not suffer as they have suffered. This is the intention of the parents. Earthly parents struggle so much to educate their children. What about the heavenly father? So having suffered much in life for the good cause of his children how will He allow His children to suffer? You may be thinking, well I am suffering so much, But God is not helping me in any way. God is not neglecting your problem, He is helping you in some way or other. Which you may not be realizing. He will help you all the more. At times He is giving you strength to bear all the troubles. He sometimes makes way for you to escape from your problems. Today He is saying, since you bore all your sufferings patiently, God looking at your longsuffering and patience, God will keep you far from temptation, and protect you. The daily prayer was taught by our lord Jesus Christ to his disciples. Lord give us this day our daily bread, And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation.” That means, Lord change the temptations that come against me. As He is powerful to help you. That power is with Him. So don’t be afraid, don’t be dejected. Today He will help you, in different forms, in whatever area of your life, you need help.
Prayer: Dear Lord we thank you, Lord I pray and bless all the children who are reading this message in the name of Jesus. Lord for our sake you have been beaten, scorned and whipped, and scourged. You had been put to shame, and humiliation. Lord, You know what it means to suffer or be troubled. Therefore when we come across such temptation, and travel in the midst of troubles and temptation. Lord deliver us and help us to come out or escape from such a situation. Lord You said, that you will grant us peace, hence let this word be Yes and Amen in Jesus Christ. Lord guard and protect our children from all dangerous situations.
In Jesus Name We pray.