“[THIS IS THE DAY] which the LORD hath made; [WE WILL REJOICE] and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
Peter, JESUS’ disciple encouranged us, said: “Beloved, [THINK IT NOT STRANGE CONCERNING THE FIERY TRIAL WHICH IS TO TRY YOU], as though some strange thing happened unto you: But [REJOICE, INASMUCH AS YE ARE PARTAKERS OF CHRIST’S SUFFERINGS]; that, [WHEN HIS GLORY SHALL BE REVEALED, YE MAY BE GLAD ALSO WITH EXCEEDING JOY].
[WHEREFORE LET THEM THAT SUFFER ACCORDING TO THE WILL OF GOD] commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator” (1 Peter 4;12-13, 19).
The Apostle Paul expressed it best when he said: “[GIVING THANKS UNTO THE FATHER], which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
[WHO HATH DELIVERED US FROM THE POWER OF DARKNESS, AND HATH TRANSLATED US INTO THE KINGDOM OF HIS DEAR SON]:
In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins” (Colossians 1:12-14).
“[FORASMUCH THEN AS THE CHILDREN ARE PARTAKERS OF FLESH AND BLOOD, HE ALSO HIMSELF LIKEWISE TOOK PART OF THE SAME]; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14-15).
“[IF YE THEN BE RISEN WITH CHRIST, SEEK THOSE THINGS WHICH ARE ABOVE, WHERE CHRIST SITTETH ON THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD]. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. [WHEN CHRIST, WHO IS OUR LIFE, SHALL APPEAR, THEN SHALL YE ALSO APPEAR WITH HIM IN GLORY]” (Colossians 3:1-4).
Our Lord JESUS says: “These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have [PEACE]. [IN THE WORLD YE SHALL HAVE TRIBULATION: BUT BE OF GOOD CHEER; I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD]” (John 16:33).
“[REJOICE YE IN THAT DAY, AND LEAP FOR JOY]: for, behold, your reward is great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets” (Luke 6:23).
“[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).