Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I John, who also am your brother, and companion in tribulation, and in the kingdom and patience of Jesus Christ, was in the isle that is called Patmos, for the word of God, and for the testimony of Jesus Christ.
I have knowledge of your troubles and how poor you are (but you have true wealth), and the evil words of those who say they are Jews, and are not, but are a Synagogue of Satan.
And I said to him, My lord, you have knowledge. And he said to me, These are they who came through the great testing, and their robes have been washed and made white in the blood of the Lamb.
I have said all these things to you so that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble: but take heart! I have overcome the world.
Making strong the souls of the disciples, saying to them that they were to keep the faith, and that we have to go through troubles of all sorts to come into the kingdom of God.
And if we are children, we have a right to a part in the heritage; a part in the things of God, together with Christ; so that if we have a part in his pain, we will in the same way have a part in his glory.
1 Corinthians 4:9
For it seems to me that God has put us the Apostles last of all, as men whose fate is death: for we are put on view to the world, and to angels, and to men.
So it is right for me to take thought for you all in this way, because I have you in my heart; for in my chains, and in my arguments before the judges in support of the good news, making clear that it is true, you all have your part with me in grace.
But you did well to have care for me in my need.
2 Timothy 1:8
Have no feeling of shame, then, for the witness of our Lord or for me, his prisoner: but undergo all things for the good news in the measure of the power of God;
2 Timothy 2:3
Be ready to do without the comforts of life, as one of the army of Christ Jesus.
Because you have kept my word in quiet strength, I will keep you from the hour of testing which is coming on all the world, to put to the test those who are on earth.
If any man sends others into prison, into prison he will go: if any man puts to death with the sword, with the sword will he be put to death. Here is the quiet strength and the faith of the saints.
Here is the quiet strength of the saints, who keep the orders of God, and the faith of Jesus.
To those who go on with good works in the hope of glory and honour and salvation from death, he will give eternal life:
And not only so, but let us have joy in our troubles: in the knowledge that trouble gives us the power of waiting;
But if we have hope for that which we see not, then we will be able to go on waiting for it.
2 Thessalonians 1:4
So that we ourselves take pride in you in the churches of God for your untroubled mind and your faith in all the troubles and sorrows which you are going through;
2 Thessalonians 3:5
And may your hearts be guided by the Lord into the love of God and quiet waiting for Christ.
For, having done what was right in God's eyes, you have need of waiting before his word has effect for you.
Go on waiting calmly, my brothers, till the coming of the Lord, like the farmer waiting for the good fruit of the earth till the early and late rains have come.
For the word
Who gave witness of the word of God, and of the witness of Jesus Christ, even of all the things which he saw.
And when the fifth stamp was undone, I saw under the altar the souls of those who had been put to death for the word of God, and for the witness which they kept.
And when they have come to the end of their witness, the beast which comes up out of the great deep will make war on them and overcome them and put them to death.
And they overcame him through the blood of the Lamb and the word of their witness; and loving not their lives they freely gave themselves up to death.
And I went on my face before his feet to give him worship. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am a brother-servant with you and with your brothers who keep the witness of Jesus: give worship to God: for the witness of Jesus is the spirit of the prophet's word.
By going through all these things, you will keep your lives.