PATHWAY TO GLORY-2

PATHWAY TO GLORY-2
Luke 24:26 “Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory?”
 
Luke 24:26 “Don’t you see that these things had to happen, that the Messiah had to suffer and only then enter into his glory?” (MSG)
 
…From yesterday…
 
Luke 14:27 “Whoever does not carry his own cross [expressing a willingness to endure whatever may come] and follow after Me [believing in Me, conforming to My example in living, and, if need be, suffering or perhaps dying because of faith in Me] cannot be My disciple.” (AMP)
 
In Luke 14:27, Jesus gave several insights into what it means to follow him and to arrive at a colourful destination in glory. 
 
The first key to the pathway to glory is what is called endurance. The word endurance is from an old Latin word “indurare”, which means to “harden.” It describes the process that iron goes through when it passes through a furnace.
 
To get the iron into a particular shape, it is first heated to remove impurities, then melted into a liquid form before being moulded and then left to become hard. If you ask any beautiful iron that has taken a particular shape if it was easy, I am sure it will tell you no. 
 
But in order for the iron to take shape and become its best form possible, it has to undergo the process. If it jumps out before the process is complete, what we will have will be useless.
 
In the same vein, endurance is a key ingredient on the pathway to glory for any man or woman. To endure means to bear hardship; to experience exertion, pain, or hardship without giving up! It is to last or survive over a period of time, especially when faced with difficulties. In fact, it involves tolerating disagreeable things!
 
Those are part of what our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, went through. He made it clear to us that anyone who wishes to achieve the level of success he has must therefore follow his example. Hear what Apostle Peter said after several years of pursuing destiny:
 
1 Peter 5:10 “But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle [you.]” (NKJV)
 
To be continued…
 
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