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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