When we live our life for Christ we’re encouraged by others who have gone before us which endured the same fight of afflictions,just as Christ did.
“Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses,let us lay aside every weight,and the sin which doth so easily beset us,and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our Faith;who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross,despising the shame,and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God”.
We can learn alot from the previous passage how Christ kept his sight on the Joy he would inherit after enduring all affliction knowing he would be seated at the right hand of the throne of God.We too live this present life knowing that Christ even despised the same shame we now endure for his name and know he went to prepare a place for us.
“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried,he shall receive the crown of life,which the Lord hath promised to them that Love him”.(James 1:12).Even as we receive the Holy Spirit for being obedient to the one we live our life for.(Act 5:32).
Did you know that even we are considered as being a crown if we stand fast in the Lord. “Therefore,my brethren dearly beloved and longed for,my joy and crown,so stand fast in the Lord,my dearly beloved”.(Philippians 4:1).
There is only one thing that seperates us from the Love of God and that is to continue in sin and make no changes to live a Good and Right life!. “The crown is fallen from our head:woe unto us,that we have sinned!”.(LAMENTATIONS 5:16).
There is forgiveness for all,but we must repent and take the steps towards a Loving and true God who sent his only Son to endure the cross to free many! “Behold,I come quickly:hold that fast which thou hast,that no man take thy crown”.(Revelation 3:11).