Three ways Jesus makes us perfect:
There are three ways God makes us perfect through trials and temptations. We can learn them from these people mentioned below.
- From the life of Daniel
- From the life of Job and from Paul & Silas
- From the life of Stephen
From the life of Daniel:
Daniel's friends Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego were put into fire and Jesus came into them and they never feel the heat of fire. Jesus protected them from the midst of persecution. He protected even before they suffer. This is of one kind God answers prayers and protect His people. God not always protect His people without suffering. The below two will explain the situation.
From the life of Job and from Paul & Silas:
Job had a very acute sickness and disease and he was even condemned by his wife. But even in that situation, He never curse God. Thus God allows temptation in the life of his children to make them perfect to be a holy sacrifice unto Him and to be a part of heaven. Then, later in the part, God delivers Job from his sickness and he was blessed twice as the time before. This is the next way, God reacts to His people.
Even from the life of Paul and Silas, we can clearly say that, they were beaten and sent to jail with bruises and severe pain but later God delivered them from the midst of harmful hands.
From the life of Stephen:
The third and the final one is God allows His children to be suffered and die as a martyr. Stephen was his with stones from the people and he was heavily wounded. Even-though he prayed unto God to forgive those people. Later his face was like an angel. He had seen the glory of God in heaven. In Acts 7: 59 "And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit." In 60th verse "And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep." Thus he died as a martyr. Did Jesus saved him in this world? No, but Stephen will be seated in heaven with Jesus.
Even it may seems Jesus forsake him, He never. Jesus made him the perfect man like Him and took him to heaven. This is the third way God answers. So, when a man stand for God till his end, He will be the victorious one ever to enter in His kingdom of heaven. I pray that all who know Jesus will stand till our end for our Lord and savior Jesus Christ. Amen.