“Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:14
END TIMES ENCOURAGEMENT AND COMFORT: Christians are to exhort, edify and comfort one another. But what does that mean? John 16:33 is the first verse offering comfort and encouragement for the end times Christian that will be examined in this series.
“Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.”
—1 Thessalonians 5:11
Believers are to exhort, edify, and comfort one another. But what does that mean?
Exhort = urge, beseech, entreat = to ask someone something in a serious and emotional way.
Edify = build up, establish, instruct = to build up.
Comfort = encourage, exhort, comfort = primarily, to encourage.
The Bible provides words of encouragement and comfort for the end times believer. Along with the warnings of deception, it’s also good to hear a word of encouragement from time to time.
John 16:33 provides one of these words of encouragement.
“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
In the world – Among the men to whom you are going. You must expect to be persecuted, afflicted, tormented.
I have overcome the world – He overcame the prince of this world by his death, John 12:31. He vanquished the great foe of man, and triumphed over all that would work our ruin. He brought down aid and strength from above by his death; and by procuring for us the friendship of God and the influence of the Spirit; by his own instructions and example; by revealing to us the glories of heaven, and opening our eyes to see the excellence of heavenly things, he has furnished us with the means of overcoming all our enemies, and of triumphing in all our temptations.
the world is a vanquished enemy; Satan is a humbled foe; and all that believers have to do is to put their trust in the Captain of their salvation, putting on the whole armor of God, assured that the victory is theirs, and that the church shall yet shine forth fair as the moon, clear as the sun, and terrible as an army with banners, Song of Song of Solomon 6:10 .
—Barnes Notes on the Bible: John 16
The encouragement in this verse is immense: Jesus has already overcome the world. He tells believers through the ages: Regardless of the troubles you are in, be of good cheer.
“I have overcome the world.”
As a believer, you have the same power to overcome trials and tribulations as well!
Something to remember in the times in which we live.
Something to include in the believer’s end times survival kit.
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by Jeremiah Jameson
–with Mondo Frazier
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5 thoughts on “End Times Encouragement and Comfort: John 16:33”
Amid all the warnings about false teachers and the exhortations to be careful and watchful it is really comforting to be reminded of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior and what He has done for us and given to us. We have everything that we need for life and godliness through Jesus and through the divine promises that He has given to us. Thank you for reminding us of His victory that is our victory because we share in the life of our Savior. Hallelujah! God bless you through His Son Jesus Christ.
Amen. Could not have said it any better. Those are true words of encouragement and comfort.
God bless you too.