Shelena’s Proverb #8: Are trials a test from God?

Does God sent test to make us strong in Him? Does this make sense, if you know His word? Why would this be true?

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Explanation of this proverb:

A trial is a test of the performance, qualities, or suitability of someone or something.

A test is a procedure intended to establish the quality, performance, or reliability of something.

After reading these definitions, do you still believe in God’s ability to send trails to test His followers? Why would God check out performances in order to condemn us later? We should never throw away common sense of rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15). Romans 8:1 states, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” So, why would God test His children for their shortcoming? The answer is No, God does not condemn His children, but Satan does!

There are those who will say, “that trial make them stronger, so that’s why God sent it to them.” Are you kidding me? This have nothing to do with or ever will develop your faith. That is a trick from the devil; he comes to steal and chock the word of God out of you with condemnation and deceit. This is never a faith building technical design for receiving blessings. This will be very abusive, not the love of God. When the word of God has not be rooted in you, it will endure for a season, according to Mark 4:16-17, but “when afflication or persecuation ariseth for the word’s sake, immediately they are offended.” When you are on shady and deceitful  grounds [worries and cares of this world], “and the lust of other things entering in, choke the word, and it becometh unfruitful (Mark 4:19)” in you life.

Just because God tested Abraham and Job’s faith, doesn’t mean that God will do the same for us in the new covenant? There’s no needed for the distrust, because the blood covers our sins, plus there wasn’t a person to stand in the gap for their sins, like we have today in the form of the Holy Spirit and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Remember what Satan said to God about Job, “Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed…” (Job 1:10). This is true for every true follower of Jesus Christ. The devil needed permission to test Job’s faith, and because of Job’s fears God granted the hedge to be removed (see Job 1:4-5; 3:25-26). Abraham’s beliefs were tested due to his love for his son, Isaiah (Hebrews 11:17). Did Abraham show us the new covenant by his actions? Yes, by killing Isaiah by faith, Abraham ratified the old covenant in blood, just like God had with His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ.

Abraham and Job has given us insight into the power given to us through the covenant blood that protects us. After becoming a born-again child of God, doesn’t mean that [life is fair] test and trials will not come our way, but God in His grace and mercy has made a way for us to escape, that you and I may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:12-13). It is God’s will that we remain hear on earth to fight with our spiritual weapons – they are not carnal but mighty through God (2 Corinthians 10:4). Jesus’ purpose was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 Peter 3:8). In the new covenant, Jesus tells us that it is the devil “[the thief] who comes to steal, to kill, and to destroy” mankind and everything in this world (John 10:10).

Let me point out some for you, it also doesn’t mean that “God won’t put more on you, than you can bear” neither. This is a false deception. Can you believe we have Christian songs modernizing this phrase (so sad)? If you are singing this song, please stop. The Greek word “bear” means to remain. If you take some time in your study, read Hebrew chapter 11, you will find out in verse 39, that those in the hall of faith did not remain. These people suffered, and some were tortured under the old covenant. They did not have the Holy Spirit’s guidance like we do today. All we have to do is ask by faith for the escape route, or the enduring strength to bear life’s situations.  The old covenant didn’t give them this opportunity.

Test, Trails, Troubles, or Temptations do not come from the Heavenly Father, but they will come from the devil. You should be aware of this fact. To fool the elect of God, if it were possible (Matthew 24:24). Satan has been deceiving Christians since the beginning (Genesis 3:13).

If we are God’s sons or daughters, He will chasten [train, nurture, correct, or chastise] us, and never will He burden us.

Here Are 10 Things Every Christian Should Know About The Chastening of the Lord and Blessings:

  1.  You are to worship only God and Jesus (Exodus 34:14; Matthew 4:10; John 1:1-20; Ephesians 1:2).
  2. Not a novice [a new Christian], lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil. (1 Timothy 3:6). You should not be ignorance of devil devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).
  3. Wisdom will not come to you doing things in your own way (Proverbs 1:33).
  4. You are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). God didn’t say that the devil is greater than the Christ inside you. Study to receive wisdom.
  5. You need faith to please God (Hebrews 11:6). When you come to God, you must believe that He is.
  6.  God is a rewarder to those who diligently see him (Hebrews 11:6; Proverbs 10:6).
  7. Trails and Troubles are not blessings (Mark 4:17,19; )
  8. Chasten means to child train. This training is not designed to increase your faith, but the nurture you (Deuteronomy 28:2).
  9. Protect your faith from seducing spirits and doctrines of devils (1 Timothy 4:1).
  10. Children brings things on themselves for disobedience. This is what happen to the children of Israel, when they did contrary to the law (Deuteronomy 28:15).


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