“Look back at the great men and women of faith in the Bible and how much they struggled, how many obstacles they had to overcome. Look back at some of the missionaries in the last 500 years and all that they went through. You’re in good company! You’re living in the Last Days on Earth, and the battles are raging and the fire is hot. But the rewards that come with your service to Me are so valuable, eternal‚ and beyond compare. I can’t spare you from all the difficulty or it wouldn’t be a test–or a testimony. You would be cheated out of what you signed up to come to Earth for in the first place.”
How to get strong faith
“In order to have strong faith, it must be sorely tested, refined, and purified. It’s the testing and refining and purifying that is hard–so hard to endure, so hard to understand, so hard to accept.”
“You don’t have to feel like you have great faith. You don’t have to feel like a spiritual giant. All you have to do is stick it out, clinging to the anchor of My Word no matter what things look like around you, and eventually you will win the reward of the promise.”
This earth life
“This Earth and your short life here is a testing ground, there are no two ways about it. There’s no way to come to Earth, learn what you need to learn, grow in the ways your spirit needs to grow, experience what you need to experience, and accomplish what you need to accomplish without this sore‚ painful testing. That’s the Earth life. That’s life experience on Earth, and that’s why what you learn during your life on Earth is so valuable–irreplaceable, really–because it’s so hard earned.”
Faith hall of fame
Review Hebrews 11 “It’s not called “the faith chapter” for nothing. It’s about the great men and women who gave their lives for their faith. They didn’t just endure for a space and then get rescued. They endured, and endured, and endured, and in the end they gave their lives. “They were stoned, they were sawn asunder, they were tempted, were slain with the sword. They wandered about in sheepskins and goatskins, being destitute, afflicted, tormented. Of whom the world was not worthy. They wandered in deserts and in mountains and in dens and caves of the earth. These all, having received a good report through faith, received not the promise; God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect” (Heb.11:37-40).