Blessed are those who see divinity in you while you still wrestle with your suffering.
Luke Chap 23
39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Christ?
Save yourself and us!"
40 But the other criminal rebuked him."Don't you fear God," he said, since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong."
41Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom."
42 Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Many acknowledged Jesus as Christ when they see Him performing miracles or anything that he does which common man can't do with his power. But that was just one of the faces of Jesus life while he was on the face of the earth. In there are occasions where we see the life of Jesus not as supernatural as many other instants; for example in his birth we don't see a royal provision, in his work as a carpenter we don't see a glorious profession. And finally at the cross we see Jesus helpless to get out of the cross. Those all moments he was Christ himself, only because he just obeyed the word of his Father he yielded to those sufferings.
Many others mocked at Jesus saying, "If you are son of God save yourself and prove that you are truly son of God".
But the other thief while Jesus was still on the cross, bearing the pain, acknowledging him as "Christ" who will bring forth his Kingdom.
The divine words came out of the mouth of Suffering Jesus while hanging on the cross," "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise."
Today I am talking to some key leaders who are still going on the process of suffering. You might be recollecting those golden memories of awesome days when you did help, encouraged and healed many who came to hear your words about Jesus. But now you are in a situation where no one else can help you out. It's going on and on and on.
Many says "save yourself and prove that you are truly a good believer and God is with you"
But there are some blessed people who really acknowledge you as the true servant Of Christ Jesus even while you are suffering and they could see your future as blessed. I tell you my brethren they (those who still acknowledge you as who really you are) too will inherit those blessings because they receive this revelation even when you don't try to prove yourself as "the sent one"
Our sufferings are not to hurt us …
Our sufferings cannot take away the purpose of God in us…
They are for our greater glory
Praise the Lord.
And amen and amen