Why Do Believer suffer?

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TOPIC In the light of our redemption, Why Do Believers Suffer?

1.Surely He took on our infirmities and carried our sorrows; yet we considered Him stricken by God, struck down and afflicted. 5But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. 6We all like sheep have gone astray, each one has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid upon Him the iniquity of us all.… (Isaiah 54:4-7)

2. This sickness is not Gods punishment Your sickness will lead to God’s glory. (John 11:4)

3. God does not sickness to punish us he uses the word to correct us.
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:  (2 Timothy 3:16-17)

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. (John 11;4).

4. God shall become the enemy of your enemies.
Wherefore I abhor myself, And repent in dust and ashes.’ (Job 42:5-6)..
Job means ‘enemy.’ or to be an’ enemy to anyone.’ Eichhorn (Einleit. section 638. 1,) supposes that the name denotes a man who turns himself penitently to God, from a sense of the verb still found in Arabic “to repent.” which he did at the end of the  account given. repentance for the improper expressions in which he had indulged during his sufferings. for example by complaining (Job 9;20) The verb occurs only once in the Hebrew Scriptures, Exodus 23:22 : But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak, then “I will be an enemy” אויב ‘ôyêb “unto thine enemies” (Barnes).

Satan answered God that Job was pious only because God put a “wall around” him and “blessed” his favourite servant with prosperity. If God touched “his possessions”, then Job would curse Him. God gave Satan permission to test Job’s righteousness.

On a persona note Ive always believed that a man is or can be in covenant with God therefore God will grant to you long life and good heal that is part of the covenant. How surprised I was when back some four yreas ago I was told I had both cancer and kidney failure.

No here’s why I understand from the account of JOB God had put a hedge around me just as he did Job but that dont mean thar you wont be tested. that is set up to get more. more trials and more blessings. think tooon this the isrealiutes as they left israle with a wallof fire around them by night and a cloud by day yet they had to face a read sea, giants in the land and other battles and tests.

Now let get this right not all are tested like this, alli can say is that dont see your testing as jobs frineds saw it well Job you must have sinned ! No JOB was perfect and upright.

Job had health tests too (chpter7.3-5). JOB was tested in order to recive twice as much more than he started off with. God was going to blkess him with increase.

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