Our 4-part study with Psalm 74 entitled “O God, how long shall the adversary reproach?”is available here.
In this four part study we look very closely at the aspect of reproach, and the many ways that God allows the adversary to challenge us in this life.
In order for God’s children to be received and made ready to be kings and priests we must go through the same rejection that Christ did, knowing that we have been granted not just to believe on Him who can deliver us, but also and very relevant to this study we have also been called to suffer for his name sake.
Php 1:29 For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake;
Act 4:27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of Israel, were gathered together,
Act 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.
God knows that we will ask “how long shall the adversary reproach?” and mercifully gives us the faith in this age as His kind of first fruits to come to finally say along with our brother Paul that his grace is sufficient for us.
2Co 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
It is impossible for the flesh to understand these concepts but the reality is that by grace and faith we eventually come to accept the various thorns in our flesh and see them as a needful and necessary part of our walk as the body of Christ.
We are not left alone, not in the least, and we are told in the most comforting way that God will have respect unto this His covenant which is a work of grace and faith in which Christ is the author and finisher of.