Long-Suffering is an Underrated Quality in the End Times

PATIENCE

“The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
–2PETER 3:9

Though it would appear to be apparent, many moderns do NOT know the meaning of the word “longsuffering“–which appears in the King James Version of the Bible more than once.

SEVENTEEN times, to be exact.

LONG-SUFFERING
: patiently enduring lasting offense or hardship

So, long-suffering is tied VERY closely to PATIENCE.

The LORD PATIENTLY suffers the insults, the slights and the diffidence of this present life, while NOT wanting to pull the plug on it–even though God has the means–because suffering through another day of earthly affliction means that PERHAPS another person will repent, turn to the LORD and be eternally saved from perdition.

This reminds one of a remark made in one of the churches years ago concerning patience.

From the time this writer first became a Christian, he heard an odd bit of advice from other church-goers.

“Don’t pray for patience or the Good Lord will give it to you!”

This advice was echoed in a recent article.

The 8 most dangerous Christian prayers

The article was particularly unbiblical about patience. A few observations about this particularly noxious bit of antichrist propaganda.

Sometimes, this writer is amazed there are any true believers left in America.  Deception is everywhere–but most especially in the dung heap of the “Christian” Internet.  This piece purports to offer advice on how to pray.  Instead, what the reader will find is a collection of worldly error, hearsay, folk tales and church gossip masquerading as Christianity.  It is a horribly deceptive piece of work.

The entire article is an exercise in ear tickling. One could disagree with almost every point it makes on Biblical grounds.  The following is offered as an example.

This is the “advice” it offers for #2: Teach me patience.

If you pray for patience, get ready to be surrounded by the most annoying people you have ever met. Get ready for your car to break down when you are late for an appointment. Get ready your children to go bonkers. Get ready for prayers to not get answered. Get ready for setbacks, roadblocks, and pitfalls.

We’ll start off by asking Where exactly in the Bible does it say that the believer’s prayers will not get answered if one is patient or asking for patience?

Answer: it doesn’t.

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The true Christian is advised time and again to “be patient”–yet pretend Christians never tire of offering the devil’s advice “Don’t pray for patience!”

This is the world talking, not Jesus.

MORE: Patience: Reasons why Christians should pray for Patience

In case the reader was wondering, God is long-suffering toward His creation of mankind.

MORE: God Is Longsuffering (Good Thing!)

NOW, even if all of the preceding is taken into account, men (as a rule) do NOT like affliction or suffering of ANY type.

So, men do NOT want to suffer in ANY manner.

The end times are a time when moderns pooh-poohs the very IDEA of suffering for a reason–let alone, the act of suffering itself.

Therefore, long-suffering is something that is HIGHLY underrated during the times in which we live.

Just like patience and many other Biblical virtues which were once highly esteemed by those who had some wisdom.

IS the reader patient–as a rule?

IS the reader long-suffering?

It is not YET too late: there is still a LITTLE time to change direction (repent), place your faith (hope) for the future entirely on Jesus Christ and enter the kingdom of heaven.

DOES the reader believe he is saved?

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DOES the reader believe he is NOT saved?

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THE GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand; By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain. For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ”
1 Corinthians 15:1-8

“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”
-–Romans 1:16

MORE: Eternal Salvation Through Jesus Christ: Salvation Messages from End Times Prophecy Report

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[Portions of this piece appeared originally in End Times Prophecy Headlines: September 7, 2022.]

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–with Mondo Frazier

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