Faith, The Lifestyle of Saints
Can You Handle Christ?
The immediate consideration of a saint is the gain of having Jesus in their life; He changes lifestyles (Philippians 1:20–23); moreover, the in verse 24 we are reminded that the flesh has a higher priority. It's a part of the Human Factor, and we are all the children of Adam, this is an inescapable fact. We are all affected by our environment or social construct and economic status.
We all have a propensity, an inclination or natural tendency to have it our way, sort of like the Burger King commercial "have it your way," (Romans 17:18-20). We come to Christ hungry, wounded, and sad to appeal for a better life and lifestyle. On behalf of Christ or by the benefit of association we place ourselves in a position to increase, and that is the Human Factor, we look for endless opportunities to grow, it natural, it's in our deoxyribonucleic acid- DNA.
The twist in our prosperity is that we must also suffer, say it isn't so! Yes, we must suffer for His sake (Galatians 2:20, Galatians 5:24, Galatians 6:14, Romans 6:4) for His sake. Does that mean that the lifestyle we have chosen is full of dread (1 John 3:2), not hardly; it means that we must learn temperance for our Faith is in the promise (1 Peter 5:4-8) as well as the reward.
For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake.
The Faithful God, El Emunah (Deuteronomy 7:9); we thank You for the Gift of Jesus Christ and all that we benefit from Him. We praise You for sharing of our Faith with Him, wherein we also share in His suffering. We decree and declare blessings upon those who faint not at the sacrifice of Christ, so that; the Kingdom of God is built with Truth and Righteousness. Now, for the sake of the Kingdom and the Glory of God, we petition, with anointing in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord, and Savior, Amen.