Today, I was asking our Father about why there are such hardships in this world and how they seem to be increasing, and I heard, “Your hardships are turning into KINGSHIPS.”
…. and I gained a whole new perspective on some of the scriptures on suffering, about how we stand by Jesus, just as He stands by us faithfully.
Wouldn’t it be awful to always be faithful to someone when they were never faithful to you? To stand by someone when they did not stand by you?
Wow, that hit home. Jesus suffered for us to save us. He suffered more than any of us can even imagine.
And though we all have suffered through hardships here on earth, know that your suffering is not in vain, Child of God.
Your Abba Father will always bring you through it. What the enemy means for evil, He turns it for good! Do not doubt that but only believe!
We live on a fallen earth. Our spirits are perfect but our bodies are still flesh. The world is still under the influence of the fallen one.
But have no fear. Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world!
Yes! Do not lose your hope, for there is GREAT REWARD for your steadfast faith. Your hardships are only causing you to be a mighty and strong and bold and fair and righteous KING in His Kingdom!
The word says we are kings and priests unto our God through Jesus Christ! He cannot have kings who back down, or turn away or give up on Him.
But He needs faithful men and women who will love others as themselves, who will keep the faith through every hard circumstance . It is not easy what we are all going through.
But know this, eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love Him! But the Spirit is revealing them to us, the Deep Things of God!
“Beloved. Just as I stand by you faithfully, it is also true that you must stand by Me, Dear One.
You are My Chosen Ones, My Kings and Priests, My Servants, My Faithful Ones, My Royal Sons and Daughters who shall inherit the earth.
You are the Heirs of Christ! Just as He endured the Cross for the JOY that was set before Him, so shall you endure, My Warrior!
Rejoice, My Child, that your hardships are turning into KINGSHIPS. My Kingdom is not for the faint of heart but those who will stand and endure and believe, even in the midst of trials for GREAT is your reward in Heaven!
I AM preparing you to RULE and REIGN with Me! And of this Kingdom, there shall be no end!
The devil is the one who causes hardship, but I AM He who turns them around for good. I AM your Deliverer.
Keep the Faith, Beloved! As you wait upon Me, your suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
And Hope will not disappoint you, Dear One, because I haves poured out My Love into your heart through the Holy Spirit, whom I have given you.
You are My Kings of Excellent Character; constant and faithful, full of joy and hope; fair and kind to all, patient and long suffering.
You will no longer regard people by the flesh but by the Spirit. You will lift others up and never put them down.
Those who suffer shall also REIGN. It is My Good Pleasure to give you the Kingdom, Little One.
Keep standing with Me, My Warrior. As it is written, “Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.”
Oh yes, I place upon your head the Crown of Life, My king and priest, you who are seated beside the Majesty on High! You WILL ENDURE this trial, My Child, have no doubt. I have raised you up for such a time as this.
You are My Called and Chosen and Faithful! For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will you who have received My Abundant provision of Grace and of the Gift of Righteousness REIGN in life through the One Man, Jesus Christ!
I bestow on you a Kingdom, that you shall take into the world! It is Time! Your hardships are turning into KINGSHIPS!”
KINGSHIP : The position or authority of a king. God’s kingship implies His authority and power to fight the forces of evil, to liberate and lead His people and to control the events of history. Kingship in the Bible is associated with the person of Jesus which reflects His ultimate authority and royal position. One of the primary ways Christ exercises his kingship today is through his Word.
The KINGSHIP of Christ over His spiritual people of Israel was initiated with His accomplishment of Atonement. By the one great act of redemption, the death on the cross and the resurrection, the theocratic kingdom was forever established, and the centuries of OT prefigurement were fulfilled and completed. However, in the NT one further as yet unforseen aspect is still maintained, the final culmination of history and the establishment of the kingdom of heaven wherein Yahweh will be absolutely and ideally represented by the Messianic King Jesus Christ and His Redeemed!” (Biblegateway)
“This is a trustworthy saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure HARDSHIP, we will also REIGN with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:11-13
“You are the ones who have stood by Me in My trials. And I bestow on you a KINGDOM, just as My Father has bestowed one on Me, so that you may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, and sit on thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.” Luke 22:28-30
“Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” Matthew 25:34
“He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is The Word of God. . . . On His robe and on His thigh he has a name written, KING OF KINGS and Lord of lords.” Revelation 19:13,16
“They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for He is Lord of lords and KING of KINGS, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.” Revelation 17:14
“If we suffer we shall also REIGN with Him,” 2 Timothy 2:12.
“Fear not, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the KINGDOM.” Luke 12:32
“Not only that, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; ; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, whom He has given us.” Romans 5:3-4
” and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To Him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by His blood and made us a KING and priest unto His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” Revelation 1:5–6
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the KINGDOM of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
“Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the KINGDOM of heaven.” Matthew 5:10
“But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him. But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:9-10
~ Deborah Waldron Fry