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Romans 8:17

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 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him,5 that we may be glorified together. [Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, so that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Pet 4:1-2. Part of the inward cross is inward suffering, which the Lord will lead you through, when he deems your faith sufficient to survive the tribulation.]

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5 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if indeed we suffer with him. Note! You cannot be an child or heir of God, unless you suffer with Christ, unless you suffer on the inward cross of self denial. Hebrews says the same: No scourging by God, then you are an illegitimate son. For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps 1 Pet 2:21. For if we are dead with him, we shall also live with him. If we suffer, we shall also reign with him. 2 Tim 2:11-12.  Therefore, since Christ has suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves with the same mind because he who has suffered in the flesh is finished with sin, so that you should not live the rest of your time in the flesh in the lusts of men, but to the will of God. 1 Pet 4:1-2. Part of the inward cross is inward suffering, which the Lord will lead you through, when he deems your faith sufficient to survive the tribulation.

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