Isaiah 33:2 O LORD, be gracious to us; we have waited for You. Psalm 10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? - Richard Cecil, Faith makes all evil good to us, and all good better; unbelief makes all good evil, and all evil worse. Mark 13:24 "But in those days, after that tribulation, THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT. Lewis, There is no attribute of God more comforting to His children than the doctrine of Divine Sovereignty. Thilipsis translates a number of Hebrew words: אֵיד ’êdh  Calamity (2 Sa 22:19). Possibly it had been better to render it "dark saying" in the present instance, as the Lord sets it in antithesis t rom "showing plainly of the Father." - Stephen Charnock, Whoever be the instruments of any good to us, of whatever sort, we must look above them, and eye the hand and counsel of God in it, which is the first spring, and be duly thankful to God for it. - Samuel Rutherford, Affliction doth not rise out of the dust or come to men by chance; but it is the Lord that sends it, and we should own and reverence His hand in it. As believers experience the "tribulum" of tribulations, and depend on God’s grace, the trials purify us and rid us of the chaff. The more the diamond is cut, the more it sparkles; the heavier the saints' cross is, the heavier will be their crown. - John Bunyan, A measure of trials is necessary for the exercise and manifestation of your graces; to give you a more convincing proof of the truth and sweetness of the promises made to a time of affliction; to mortify the body of sin; and to wean you more effectually from the world. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, he will give [it] you. Isaiah 37:3 They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver. Acts 14:22 strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, "Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God." A person with a solid foundation would have counted the cost, which includes hardships and sacrifices as well as benefits. Plutarch contrasted stenochoria with anesis (Strong's #425). You want to see what good that affliction was to you; you must believe it. His aim in uttering them was “that in me” (cf. I have overcome the world.” Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept Thy Word. 16:33 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. 2 Chronicles 18:26 and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'" Morris rightly notes that "No one likes troubles of this kind, but they may be seen as difficulties to be overcome, as ways of opening up new possibilities. - Blaise Pascal, The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction. - Richard Cecil, Poverty and affliction take away the fuel that feeds pride. But take heart! 2 Corinthians 1:4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come. “ These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. Isaiah 26:16 O LORD, they sought You in distress; They could only whisper a prayer, Your chastening was upon them. Death could not hurt us, without the sting of our own sins. Remember believers have Christ in them the hope of glory and therefore have the potential to exude the fragrance of His life when crushed. 1 Samuel 26:24 "Now behold, as your life was highly valued in my sight this day, so may my life be highly valued in the sight of the LORD, and may He deliver me from all distress." - George Macdonald, Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse. Psalm 54:7 For He has delivered me from all trouble, And my eye has looked with satisfaction upon my enemies. His promise was set against a background of unavoidable trouble. Psalm 46:1 For the choir director. Pink, What fools are we, then, to frown upon our afflictions! 2 Corinthians 6:4 but in everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, In this world you will have trouble. Jonah 2:2 and he said, "I called out of my distress to the LORD, And He answered me. Devastating illness. - A.W. When you squeeze something, what comes out is what is on he inside. JOHN 16:33 “ I have overcome the world ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. So, what is this peace like? John 16:21 "Whenever a woman is in labor she has pain, because her hour has come; but when she gives birth to the child, she no longer remembers the anguish because of the joy that a child has been born into the world. "These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace." Brent Kercheville November 2, 2014 This passage contains the final instructions to his disciples. Isaiah 28:10 "For He says, 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'" — John 16:33 NLT. Under the most adverse circumstances, in the most severe troubles, they believe that Sovereignty hath ordained their afflictions, that Sovereignty overrules them, and that Sovereignty will sanctify them all. (Ro 8:35-note), in all these things (thlipsis, et al) we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us, for I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."  20 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. Believers are not delivered or preserved in a way which lowers them, and makes them feel themselves degraded; far from it, the Lord's salvation bestows honour upon those it delivers. Jeremiah 11:16 The LORD called your name, "A green olive tree, beautiful in fruit and form"; With the noise of a great tumult He has kindled fire on it, And its branches are worthless. In this world you will have trouble. ’ . 1, Page 3-80), Vine writes that thlipsis "primarily means a pressure, that which weighs down the spirit. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. I said that since Yeshua spoke Hebrew, not Greek, we should look at the Hebrew word behind the Greek text. When outward strength is broken, faith rests on the promises. They are not indeed for our pleasure, they are for our profit. Of the fifty-five uses of this root (thlipsis and thlibo) in the NT, fifty-three are figurative and correspond closely to the Hebrew words tsarah and tsar." 1 Samuel 24:19 "For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? Exodus 4:31 So the people believed; and when they heard that the LORD was concerned about the sons of Israel and that He had seen their affliction, then they bowed low and worshiped. "And the one on whom seed was sown on the rocky places, this is the man who hears the Word, and immediately receives it with joy; yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction (thlipsis) or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away." Jeremiah 15:11 The LORD said, "Surely I will set you free for purposes of good; Surely I will cause the enemy to make supplication to you In a time of disaster and a time of distress. John 14:2 In my Father's house are many mansions: John 14:3 And if I go and prepare a place for you; John 14:4 And whither I go ye know, John 14:6 I am the way; John 14:7 If ye had known me, John 14:9 Have I been so long time with you, John 14:10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father; John 14:11 Believe me that I [am] in the Father Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. It is probably best to not be too dogmatic. On September 11, we looked at John 16:33, the well-known verse about having trouble in the world. But now I go my way to him that sent me; and none of you asketh me, Whither goest thou? Jeremiah 10:18 For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land At this time, And will cause them distress, That they may be found." Paul’s use of “in Christ”) “ye may have peace”. דְּאָגָה dᵉ’āghāh  Trembling (Ezek 12:18). Tribulation (2347) (thlipsis from thlibo = to crush, press together, squash, hem in, compress, squeeze in turn derived from thláo = to break) originally expressed sheer, physical pressure on a man. I will chastise them in accordance with the proclamation to their assembly. Jeremiah 6:24 We have heard the report of it; Our hands are limp. But the wind will carry all of them up, And a breath will take them away. Browse Sermons on John 16:33. Thou art in an enemy's country, a stranger and a sojourner (1Pe 1:1-note; 1Pe 2:11-note). 202-4): “When, according to the ancient law of England, those who wilfully refused to plead, had heavy weights placed on their breasts, and were pressed and crushed to death, this was literally thlipsis The iron cage was stenochōria). I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. 8 For we do not want you to be unaware, brethren, of our affliction which came to us in Asia, that we were burdened excessively, beyond our strength, so that we despaired even of life; This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word θλῖψις, 'thlipsis' (Strong's 2347) meaning 'tribulation'. Psalm 59:16 But as for me, I shall sing of Your strength; Yes, I shall joyfully sing of Your lovingkindness in the morning, For You have been my stronghold And a refuge in the day of my distress. It is also worth noting that , thlipsis is used nowhere in the New Testament to speak of Christ’s sufferings. And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. KJV Bible Commentary - As weather may ruin weak plants, adversity destroys those who base their faith On emotions. 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Distress will not rise up twice. - Richard Sibbes, Affliction brings out graces that cannot be seen in a time of health. Have overcome the world a. Greek – nike b. Thou wast once a servant of Satan, and no king will willingly lose his subjects. - Charles Spurgeon, Providence is wonderfully intricate. Share. (Vincent, M. R. Word studies in the New Testament Vol. It was to try them, and it is the same with His dealings toward us. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” ESV: English Standard Version 2016 . Ephesians 3:13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. Wm. - Thomas Watson, Knowing the truth concerning the deep workings of the evil spirit helps the individual not only to overcome sins but to eliminate unnecessary afflictions as well. Matthew 24:21 "For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will. In the Greek there are two words used (for the one Hebrew word "mashal")—"parabole" and "paroimia": the former is never used in John’s Gospel: the latter occurs in John 10:6 and here. Sin is pleasant, but unprofitable; and sorrow is profitable, but unpleasant. Peace is resting in his victory. Psalm 71:20 You who have shown me many troubles and distresses Will revive me again, And will bring me up again from the depths of the earth. Jeremiah 50:43 "The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth. A winepress can be seen today near the Garden Tomb. John 15. But he who takes refuge in Me will inherit the land And will possess My holy mountain." - James H. Aughey, It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good. Figuratively thlipsis pictures one being "crushed" by intense pressure, difficult circumstances, suffering or trouble pressing upon them from without. Bible Language English. This the saint must learn to do as we grow in grace, weathering the trial, learning to lean on and trust Him. 2 Kings 13:4 Then Jehoahaz entreated the favor of the LORD, and the LORD listened to him; for He saw the oppression of Israel, how the king of Aram oppressed them. A Psalm of David. MacArthur points out that this affliction and persecution is "Not the routine difficulties and troubles of life, but specifically the suffering, trials, and persecutions which result from one’s association with God’s Word." So we will back up and take a look at what leads up to Jesus’ command to “let not your heart be troubled.” In John 12, Jesus tells the crowds (including the … If the amount was very small, one might use a flail. Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. Esther 4:17 So Mordecai went away and did just as Esther had commanded him. Hosea 5:15 I will go away and return to My place Until they acknowledge their guilt and seek My face; In their affliction they will earnestly seek Me. In this life, we deal … embraces the whole of the consolatory utterances from John 14:1 onwards. - John Newton, If we suffer persecution and affliction in a right manner, we attain a larger measure of conformity to Christ, by a due improvement of one of these occasions, than we could have done merely by imitating his mercy, in abundance of good works. JOHN 16:33 “ I have overcome the world ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Do not be surprised if you suffer, but glorify God.- Robert Murray McCheyneSource: Comfort in Sorrow, Peace, Happiness, When old companions, old lusts, and sins crowd in upon you, and when you feel that you are ready to sink, what can save you, sinking sinner? John 16:33, ESV: "I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. Matthew 24:9 "Then they will deliver you to tribulation, and will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name. James 1:27 Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress, and to keep oneself unstained by the world. Wm. we cannot tell what he saith. - Alexander Maclaren, A believer may pass through much affliction, and yet secure very little blessing from it all. In this world you will have trouble() But take heartI have overcome the world.” Key Thought . They are light when compared with the sufferings of the Lord Jesus. Sin and self are still within (Ro 7:18-note). 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