Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
nor any supernatural forces either of height or depth will be able to separate us from the love God has shown in Christ Jesus our Lord!
and I give them eternal life, and they shall never be lost, and no one shall tear them out of my hands.
Before the Passover Festival began, Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father, but he had loved those who were his own in the world, and he loved them to the last.
2 Thessalonians 2:13
We always have to thank God for you, brothers whom the Lord so loves, because God chose you from the beginning to be saved through consecration by the Spirit and through faith in the truth,
and from Jesus Christ the trustworthy witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the sovereign of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has released us from our sins by his blood
and if children, heirs also; heirs of God, and fellow-heirs with Christ, if we really share his sufferings in order to share his glory too.
More than that, we ought to glory in our troubles, for we know that trouble produces endurance,
"Blessed are those who have endured persecution for their uprightness, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to them!
Have no fear of those who kill the body, but cannot kill the soul. You had better be afraid of one who can destroy both soul and body in the pit.
But before all this, men will arrest you and persecute you, and hand you over to synagogues and prisons and have you brought before kings and governors on my account.
I have told you all this, so that through me you may find peace. In the world you have trouble; but take courage! I have conquered the world."
reassuring the disciples and encouraging them to stand by the faith and reminding them that we have to undergo many hardships to get into the Kingdom of God.
except that in every town I visit, the holy Spirit warns me that imprisonment and persecution are awaiting me.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this slight, momentary trouble is piling up for me an eternal blessedness beyond all comparison,
2 Corinthians 6:4
On the contrary, as a servant of God I try in every way to commend myself to them, through my great endurance in troubles, difficulties, hardships,
2 Corinthians 11:23
If they are Christian workers?? am talking like a madman!?? am a better one! with far greater labors, far more imprisonments, vastly worse beatings, and in frequent danger of death.
2 Timothy 1:12
This is why I am suffering as I am, but I am not ashamed of it, for I know whom I have trusted and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have intrusted to him for that Day.
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first appearance in court no one came to help me; everybody deserted me. May no one lay it up against them!
Think of the opposition that he encountered from those sinners against themselves, if you would not grow weary and faint-hearted.
You must find the greatest joy, my brothers, in being involved in various trials,
1 Peter 1:5
and you by God's power are being protected through faith to receive a salvation that is now ready to be disclosed at the last time.
1 Peter 4:12
Dear friends, do not be surprised that a test of fire is being applied to you, as though a strange thing were happening to you,
I said to him, "You know, my lord." He said to me, "They are the people who come through the great persecution, who have washed their robes white in the blood of the Lamb.