Do not fear what you are about to suffer. Behold, the devil is about to cast some of you into prison, so that you will be tested, and you will have tribulation for ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life.
You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved.
Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
“Please test your servants for ten days, and let us be given some vegetables to eat and water to drink.
So he listened to them in this matter and tested them for ten days.
And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory.
‘I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan.
And it was given to him to give breath to the image of the beast, so that the image of the beast would even speak and cause as many as do not worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego replied to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to give you an answer concerning this matter.
“For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay.
Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
But the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
You will be hated by all because of My name, but the one who endures to the end, he will be saved.
“I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that have no more that they can do.
“But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and will persecute you, delivering you to the synagogues and prisons, bringing you before kings and governors for My name’s sake.
But you will be betrayed even by parents and brothers and relatives and friends, and they will put some of you to death,
He who loves his life loses it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it to life eternal.
During supper, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, to betray Him,
After the morsel, Satan then entered into him. Therefore Jesus *said to him, “What you do, do quickly.”
But I do not consider my life of any account as dear to myself, so that I may finish my course and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify solemnly of the gospel of the grace of God.
Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.”
Everyone who competes in the games exercises self-control in all things. They then do it to receive a perishable wreath, but we an imperishable.
in which you formerly walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, of the spirit that is now working in the sons of disobedience.
For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.
I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;
In this you greatly rejoice, even though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been distressed by various trials,
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Because you have kept the word of My perseverance, I also will keep you from the hour of testing, that hour which is about to come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.
And the great dragon was thrown down, the serpent of old who is called the devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.
And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
It was also given to him to make war with the saints and to overcome them, and authority over every tribe and people and tongue and nation was given to him.