6 things to expect when obeying the GOSPEL.

6 things to expect when you obey the GOSPEL. (3 Positives & 3 negatives)

What comes from obeying the GOSPEL?

3 POSITIVE THINGS:

Godly Blessings. Acts 2:38-39; Eph 1:3; Jas 1:17

For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.”

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:”

Optimism, hope for the future. Heb 11:6; 1Peter 1:3; 2Tim 4:8

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,”

Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.”

Salvation in Christ. 1Pet 3:21; Heb 5:8-9

The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:”

And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;”

3 NEGATIVE THINGS:

Persecution. 2Tim 3:12

Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.”

Expectation of trouble from the world. 1Pet 4:4, 12

Wherein they think it strange that ye run not with them to the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you. … Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you:

Lion roaring & seeking whom do devour. 1Pet 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:”

cf. “Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.” (2Cor 11:15)