|Posted by disciples2christ on June 23, 2013 at 7:25 PM|
Why we must Suffer
Ask yourself this question. Why did all of Yeshua's disciples suffer and die horrible deaths, when all they had to do is say that Yeshua was not
the messiah. And they could all have lived to a old age free from the suffering that they where going through.
(1) The Apostle James, Herod Agrippa killed him with a sword.
(2) The Apostle Peter, was crucified by Roman executioners because he could not deny his master again
(3) The Apostle Andrew, was crucified for his faith.
(4) The Apostle Thomas, he was thrust through with pine spears, tormented with red - hot plates, and burned alive.
(5) The Apostle Philip, tortured and then crucified.
(6) The Apostle Matthew, beheading at Nad.
(7) The Apostle Nathanael (Bartholomew), he was flayed and then crucified.
(8) The Apostle James the Lesser, unwilling to deny what he knew to be true, was cast down from the Temple and finally beaten to death with a fuller's club to the head.
(9) The Apostle Simon the Zealot, His rest finally came when he verified his testimony and went to be with Messiah, being crucified by a governor in Syria.
(10) The Apostle Judas Thaddeus, Judas was beaten to death with sticks, showing to the world that Messiah was indeed Adon and Elohim.
(11) The Apostle Matthias He was later stoned while hanging upon a cross.
12) The Apostle John, John is the only one of the twelve Apostles to have died a natural death. Although he did not die a martyr's death, he did live a martyr's life. He was exiled to the Island of Patmos under the Emperor Domitian for his proclamation of the risen Messiah. It was there that he wrote the last book in the Bible, Revelation.
Some traditions tell us that he was thrown into boiling oil before the Latin Gate, where he was not killed but undoubtedly scarred for the rest of his life.
(13) The Apostle Paul, himself a persecutor of the Messiahian faith (Galatians 1:13), was brought to repentance on his way to Damascus by an appearance of the risen Messiah. Paul tells of his sufferings for the name of Messiah: "In labors more abundant, in beatings above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths often. Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods, once was I stoned, three times I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; In journeys often, in storms on the water, in danger of robbers, in danger by mine own countrymen, in danger by the heathen, in danger in the city, in danger in the wilderness, in the sea, among false brethren; In weariness and
painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness "(2 Cor. 11:23 - 27). Finally, Paul met his death at the hands of the Roman Emperor Nero when he was beheaded in Rome. Why go through all this suffering and horrible deaths when all they had to do is renounce Yeshua? Because they knew the truth. And knew
that the rewards they would receive later in heaven was worth it. Although what your pastor had to go through was sad, nothing can compare to the suffering your Elohim did for you on the cross by having his flesh whip off him. And nails hammered through his hand and feet and hung on a cross, with people mocking him for your sake. And to you question, yes suffering is a part of life. When we sin, and yes we all sin.
The bible says Isaiah 64:6
All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away. And what did your Dad do to you as a child when you did something wrong? He corrected you, punished you. So does your father in heaven. And when we are proud and do not call on his name, When do we call him the most? When we suffer.
Remember, Acts 14:22
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of Elohim,”.