GOD commanded our Lord JESUS to come down from heaven and give his life for this world (John 3:16-18, 10:17–18). In doing so he suffered terribly at the hands of his enemies and NEVER OPENED HIS MOUTH TO COMPLAIN!
“[SURELY HE HATH BORNE OUR GRIEFS, AND CARRIED OUR SORROWS]: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, [AND AS A SHEEP BEFORE HER SHEARERS IS DUMB, SO HE OPENETH NOT HIS MOUTH]” (Isaiah 53:4-5,7).
Therefore, as BRAVE FOLLOWERS OF JESUS CHRIST, we must keep STRONG in the midst of the trials and tribulations that are COMING upon this earth in the approaching END OF YEARS (Revelation 13:16-17, 17:10-11).
Our Lord Jesus Christ says: ‘If any man will come after me, let him [DENY HIMSELF, AND TAKE UP HIS CROSS], and [FOLLOW ME]’” (Matthew 16:24). “And [HE THAT TAKETH NOT HIS CROSS], and [FOLLOWETH AFTER ME], [IS NOT WORTHY OF ME]” (Matthew 10:38).
To take up the CROSS OF JESUS is to partake in his sufferings knowing we will OVERCOME just as our King OVERCAME this world. We must NOT become FEARFUL of anyone or anything soon to COME in this world.
Our Lord JESUS also says: “[NO MAN, HAVING PUT HIS HAND TO THE PLOUGH, AND LOOKING BACK, IS FIT] for the Kingdom of God” (Luke 9:62).
“He that loveth his life shall lose it; and [HE THAT HATETH HIS LIFE IN THIS WORLD SHALL KEEP IT UNTO LIFE ETERNAL]. If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be” (Matthew 12:24-26).
“The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil” (John 7:7).
“In the world [YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION]: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).
“[FEAR NOT, LITTLE FLOCK]; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom” (Luke 12:32).
“[I AM WITH YOU ALWAY, EVEN UNTO THE END OF THE WORLD]. Amen” (Matthew 28:20).
The Apostle Paul warned, said: “[WATCH YE, STAND FAST IN THE FAITH], quit you like men, [BE STRONG]” (1 Corinthians 16:13).
“Finally, my brethren, [BE STRONG IN THE LORD, AND IN THE POWER OF HIS MIGHT]” (Ephesians 6:10). “The Lord Jesus Christ be with thy spirit. Grace be with you. Amen” (2 Timothy 4:22).