|because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. ... for you|
know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. ...
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|do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion,|
during the time of testing in the desert ...
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The testing above is the testing of the church. There is a different kind of testing coming for the world, not the church, the world, and we will be kept from it because we have already been tested and found worthy (or not-reread Luke 21:34-36)
|... "Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great|
time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those wh
|Then Jesus said to the centurion, "Go! It will be done just as you believed|
it would." And his servant was healed at that very hour
Matt 25 tells us about wise and foolish virgins. The foolish virgins had not the faith, the preparation to take oil in their jars. People say the oil signifies the Holy Spirit, and that is partially true. They skip over the obvious meaning to arrive at a deeper meaning without first taking into consideration the first, most straightforward, literal meaning.