Thursday, 13 April 2017

The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro

Suffering, losing and sacrificing are an integral part of our Christian walk whether we believe it or not. The mind that "there should be no suffering if God is alive" is a bad mind to have. Jesus said, "If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me". 


There is a cost. There will always be a price to follow to Jesus Christ!

Somehow, knowing the living God and His Son Jesus Christ is more than enough compensation for any difficulties we must experience. Don’t listen to anyone who claims that following Jesus is all about getting blessed, rich and successful. That is not Christianity.

Christianity is about losing, sacrificing, suffering and dying. The hardships and difficulties to be encountered by all Christians can be categorised into four main groups: losing, sacrificing, suffering and dying. These are four spiritual appointments that all Christians must expect in one form or another. No one who truly follows Jesus Christ will escape these four appointments.

Our four appointments are losing, sacrificing, suffering and dying. Are these appointments scriptural? Yes, the Scriptures below show us how we are destined to lose, to suffer, to sacrifice and to die because of our faith, our calling and our spiritual destinies.
"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it." (Matthew 16:25)

"Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God." (Acts 14:22)

"By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.” (Hebrews 13:15)

"And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me." (Luke 9:23)

Extract from "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Dag Heward-Mills.
The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro
The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro
The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro
The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro
The Four Spiritual Appointments - "Losing, Suffering, Sacrificing, Dying" By Overseer Brighton Madziro



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