1. GOD WILL ALLOW TRIALS TO EXPOSE TO YOU WHAT IS REALLY TUCKED
UP IN YOUR HEART THAT YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD ALREADY DEALT WITH
OR OVERCAME; THINGS SUCH AS STRIFE, UNFORGIVENESS, BITTERNESS,
ANGER, WRATH,  LUST AND EVEN PERVERSION. HE EXPOSES IT SO THAT
YOU CAN SEE THAT IT'S STILL THERE,
REPENT FOR IT AND SUBMIT IT
UNTO HIM FOR DELIVERANCE. HIS POWER IS STILL AVAILABLE TO HEAL
YOU OF ALL YOUR PAST HURTS, WOUNDS, AS WELL AS, DELIVER YOU
FROM ALL BONDAGE, FEAR, AND DECEPTION.
DEUTERONOMY 8:2-6

2. SECONDLY, THE LORD WILL ALLOW TRIALS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE
TO
MATURE YOU, AND GROW YOU UP IN FAITH AND IN HIM. 1 PETER
1:6-7, 1 PETER 4:12-14

3. HE WILL ALLOW TESTS TO PERFECT YOU FOR THE WORK OF THE
MINISTRY, IN WHICH HE HAS CALLED TO OR THAT HE IS CURRENTLY
PREPARING YOU FOR. IN MINISTRY, YOU WILL HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE
A LITTLE SOMETHING (
SOME CHALLENGES). A PRE-TRIAL IS THE ONLY
WAY THAT GOD CAN KNOW WHETHER OR NOT YOU WILL GIVE UP AND
QUIT ON HIM, OR KEEP PRESSING ON.
JAMES 1:2-4 & 2 TIMOTHY 4:5

4. TESTS WILL ALSO BUILD UP CHARACTER AND ENDURANCE IN YOU, AND
TEACH YOU HOW TO BE STEADFAST, UNMOVEABLE, ALWAYS ABOUNDING
IN THE WORK OF THE LORD. IT TEACHES YOU HOW TO PERSEVERE AND
HOW TO OVERCOME IN LIFE, SO SMILE!
1 CORINTHIANS 15:58

5. ANOTHER REASON WHY GOD ALLOW TESTS TO COME IN YOUR LIFE IS
TO SHOW YOU HOW MUCH OF THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT IS ACTUALLY
OPERATING IN YOUR LIFE. ONCE YOU DISCOVER YOUR WEAK POINTS, OR
THE REMAINING FRUIT THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACTIVATED (OR
DEVELOPED) IN YOUR LIFE, THEN YOUR RESPONSIBILITY BECOMES TO
PRAY THEM IN AND DEVELOP THEM BY CONTINUOUSLY READING,
STUDYING, AND DOING THE WORD THAT YOU READ. REMEMBER FAITH
COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD, AND FAITH
WORKS BY LOVE.
ROMANS 10:17, GALATIANS 5:6

6. THE LORD WILL DEFINITELY ALLOW TESTS TO COME INTO YOUR LIFE
TO QUALIFY YOU FOR A PROMOTION IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD, THE
MINISTRY.
PSALMS 75:6-7 TESTS WILL COME TO SEE IF YOU HAVE
FAITH. DO YOU REALLY BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAY? DO YOU REALLY
BELIEVE THE WORD OF GOD? OH YEAH, THEN PUT YOUR FAITH WHERE
YOUR MOUTH IS.
1 TIMOTHY 6:12, 2 CORINTHIANS 4:13

7. TESTS WILL BE BROUGHT BY SATAN TO TEMPT YOU TO SIN OR
BACKSLIDE, BUT HE WHO ENDURES TO THE END SHALL BE SAVED. (
SEE
JAMES 1:12-15, MATTHEW 24:21-22)
TESTS WILL COME TO SEE IF
YOU WILL RESPOND BASED ON THE WORD OF GOD OR WILL YOU RESPOND
IN THE FLESH (YOUR WAY). THEY'LL COME TO DRAW YOU BACK TO GOD
AND GET YOU BACK ON TRACK WITH GOD. THEY WILL COME TO DRAW
YOU CLOSER TO GOD, BECAUSE HE DESIRES A CLOSER WALK
(RELATIONSHIP) WITH YOU.

8. TESTS WILL COME TO SHOW YOU THAT YOU ARE AN OVERCOMER AND
THAT YOU DO HAVE THE VICTORY. THEY WILL COME TO SHOW YOU
THAT YOU HAVE MATURED AND THINGS THAT USED TO BOTHER YOU
DOES NOT BOTHER YOU ANYMORE AT ALL. YOU HAVE GROWN UP NOW.

9. FINALLY, YOU MUST UNDERSTAND THERE ARE 4 KINDS OF TESTS
THAT YOU WILL FACE IN LIFE; THERE ARE TESTS THAT YOU CAUSE TO
COME INTO YOUR LIFE BY MAKING STUPID DECISIONS AND DUMB
CHOICES IN LIFE. THERE ARE TESTS THAT THE LORD WILL BRING. THEN
THERE ARE TESTS THAT MAN AND SATAN WILL BRING AGAINST YOU
THAT THE LORD WILL ALLOW. HE ALREADY KNOWS THAT NO WEAPON
FORMED AGAINST YOU SHALL PROSPER, BUT HE NEED YOU TO SEE,
KNOW, AND UNDERSTAND THAT.


WITH KINGDOM LOVE,
YOUR BROTHER IN CHRIST,
RODERICK GRIMES


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