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Categories: From the pulpit


Hebrews 12:2-3.

This scripture simply tells us that our Lord Jesus was promoted after overcoming pain and shame of the cross.

In line with the will of The Father, He had to go through the pain of the cross and shame that followed to be able to triumph over the powers of darkness in order to fulfill His destiny or fulfill His purpose on earth.

Pain and shame was the road that He had to pass before His glory. So for the joy that He knew was set before Him, He determined, and was able to bear the pain of the cross and despise the shame of the cross and at the end became victorious because He did not abort the process because of pain.

The Holy Ghost took over when He died and had to raise Him from the dead after the third day.

The Bible says that He endured the cross and despised the shame meaning He did not die because of the pain nor did He die because of the shame. He died because of loss of blood which He shed to redeem our souls.

Pains do not kill.

No matter how excruciating the pain, pain cannot kill you. Some pain can be so excruciating that it can send you into shock and if that shock is not managed well can lead to death, but pain in itself has no ability to kill you.

  1. Most pains are promotional in nature, so for the promotion ahead one must need to endure the pain while it lasts.

Do not deny yourself of the promotion that can come to you when you endure your pain by giving up during the process of experiencing pain.

  1. Pain is a natural process of bringing forth. Isaiah 66:8.“Who hath heard such a thing? who hath seen such things? Shall the earth be made to bring forth in one day? or shall a nation be born at once? for as soon as Zion travailed, she brought forth her children.”

To travail is to succeed through a painful and laborious effort.

Champions go through pains to train for their victory. No pain, no champions.

Most times, God trains you by Himself and in His training there must be pain, but the pain must be endured to be able to come out as a champion in life.

  1. The Lord brings the best of us through pains.

Isaiah 48:10. “Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.”

1 Peter 1:7 “That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:”

According to Isaiah 66 verse 8, when Zion triumphed over pain she brought forth.

Don’t try to kill the pain of your promotion, bear it till you become a champion. It you try to kill it, you won’t be strong enough to be the champion you are meant to be.



Author: Charles Ojei