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Losing Our Life By the Devil's Helpers
David Eells - 7/18/19 (David’s notes in red)
We Must Lose our Life to Gain Our Life
Mar 8:31 And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders, and the chief
priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32 And he spake the saying openly. And Peter took him,
and began to rebuke him. 33 But he turning about, and seeing his disciples, rebuked Peter, and saith, Get thee behind me, Satan;
for thou mindest not the things of God, but the things of men. 34 And he called unto him the multitude with his disciples, and
said unto them, If any man would come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. 35 For whosoever
would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it. 36 For what
doth it profit a man, to gain the whole world, and forfeit his life?
The Hatred of the Wicked Crucify our Life
Mat 10:16 Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. 17
But beware of men: for they will deliver you up to councils, and in their synagogues they will scourge you; 18 yea and before
governors and kings shall ye be brought for my sake, for a testimony to them and to the Gentiles. 19 But when they deliver you
up, be not anxious how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that hour what ye shall speak. 20 For it is not ye
that speak, but the Spirit of your Father that speaketh in you. 21 And brother shall deliver up brother to death, and the father
his child: and children shall rise up against parents, and cause them to be put to death. 22 And ye shall be hated of all men
for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end, the same shall be saved. 23 But when they persecute you in this city, flee
into the next: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone through the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. 24 A
disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his lord. 25 It is enough for the disciple that he be as his teacher, and
the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more them of his household!
Joh 15:18 If the world hateth you, ye know that it hath hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world
would love its own: but because ye are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20
Remember the word that I said unto you, A servant is not greater than his lord. If they persecuted me, they will also persecute
you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also. 21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because
they know not him that sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no excuse for
their sin. 23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also. 24 If I had not done among them the works which none other did, they had
not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. 25 But this cometh to pass, that the word may be
fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the
Luk 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate you from their company, and reproach you, and
cast out your name as evil, for the Son of man’s sake. 23 Rejoice in that day, and leap for joy: for behold, your reward is
great in heaven; for in the same manner did their fathers unto the prophets.
Luk 6:27 But I say unto you that hear, Love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, 28 bless them that curse you, pray for
them that despitefully use you. 29 To him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the other; and from him that taketh away
thy cloak withhold not thy coat also. 30 Give to every one that asketh thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not
again. 31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise. 32 And if ye love them that love you, what
thank have ye? for even sinners love those that love them. 33 And if ye do good to them that do good to you, what thank have ye?
for even sinners do the same. 34 And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? even sinners lend to
sinners, to receive again as much. 35 But love your enemies, and do them good, and lend, never despairing; and your reward shall
be great, and ye shall be sons of the Most High: for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. 36 Be ye merciful, even as your
Father is merciful.
Joh 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that its works are evil.
Saved From Hateful Enemies
Luk 1:67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying, 68 Blessed be the Lord, the God of
Israel; For he hath visited and wrought redemption for his people, 69 And hath raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house
of his servant David 70 (As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets that have been from of old), 71 Salvation from our
enemies, and from the hand of all that hate us; 72 To show mercy towards our fathers, And to remember his holy covenant; 73 The
oath which he sware unto Abraham our father, 74 To grant unto us that we being delivered out of the hand of our enemies Should
serve him without fear, 75 In holiness and righteousness before him all our days.
2Ti 4:18 The Lord will deliver me from every evil work, and will save me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be the glory for
ever and ever. Amen.
2Ti 3:10-11 But thou didst follow my teaching, conduct, purpose, faith, longsuffering, love, patience, 11 persecutions,
sufferings; what things befell me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: and out of them all the Lord
Psa 34:17-19 The righteous cried, and Jehovah heard, And delivered them out of all their troubles. 18 Jehovah is nigh unto them
that are of a broken heart, And saveth such as are of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous; But
Jehovah delivereth him out of them all.
We are called to Suffer For Jesus, His people, and His Life in us.
Mat 17:12 but I say unto you, that Elijah is come already, and they knew him not, but did unto him whatsoever they would. Even
so shall the Son of man also suffer of them. 13 Then understood the disciples that he spake unto them of John the Baptist.
Act 5:34 But there stood up one in the council, a Pharisee, named Gamaliel, a doctor of the law, had in honor of all the people,
and commanded to put the men forth a little while. 35 And he said unto them, Ye men of Israel, take heed to yourselves as
touching these men, what ye are about to do. 36 For before these days rose up Theudas, giving himself out to be somebody; to
whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were dispersed, and
came to nought. 37 After this man rose up Judas of Galilee in the days of the enrollment, and drew away some of the people after
him: he also perished; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered abroad. 38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men,
and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will be overthrown: 39 but if it is of God, ye will not be
able to overthrow them; lest haply ye be found even to be fighting against God. 40 And to him they agreed: and when they had
called the apostles unto them, they beat them and charged them not to speak in the name of Jesus, and let them go. 41 They
therefore departed from the presence of the council, rejoicing that they were counted worthy to suffer dishonor for the Name. 42
And every day, in the temple and at home, they ceased not to teach and to preach Jesus as the Christ.
Act 9:13 But Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard from many of this man, how much evil he did to thy saints at Jerusalem: 14 and
here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call upon thy name. 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way:
for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles and kings, and the children of Israel: 16 for I will show
him how many things he must suffer for my name's sake. 17 And Ananias departed, and entered into the house; and laying his hands
on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, who appeared unto thee in the way which thou camest, hath sent me, that thou
mayest receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Spirit. 18 And straightway there fell from his eyes as it were scales, and
he received his sight; and he arose and was baptized;
Rom 8:16 The Spirit himself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God: 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs
of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified with him.
2Co 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; 4 who comforteth
us in all our affliction, that we may be able to comfort them that are in any affliction, through the comfort wherewith we
ourselves are comforted of God. 5 For as the sufferings of Christ abound unto us, even so our comfort also aboundeth through
Christ. 6 But whether we are afflicted, it is for your comfort and salvation; or whether we are comforted, it is for your
comfort, which worketh in the patient enduring of the same sufferings which we also suffer: 7 and our hope for you is stedfast;
knowing that, as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so also are ye of the comfort. 8 For we would not have you ignorant,
brethren, concerning our affliction which befell us in Asia, that we were weighed down exceedingly, beyond our power, insomuch
that we despaired even of life: 9 yea, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in
ourselves, but in God who raiseth the dead: 10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and will deliver: on whom we have set
our hope that he will also still deliver us; 11 ye also helping together on our behalf by your supplication; that, for the gift
bestowed upon us by means of many, thanks may be given by many persons on our behalf.
Php 1:27 Only let your manner of life be worthy of the gospel of Christ: that, whether I come and see you or be absent, I may
hear of your state, that ye stand fast in one spirit, with one soul striving for the faith of the gospel; 28 and in nothing
affrighted by the adversaries: which is for them an evident token of perdition, but of your salvation, and that from God; 29
because to you it hath been granted in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer in his behalf: 30
having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me.
2Th 1:3 We are bound to give thanks to God always to you, brethren, even as it is meet, for that your faith growth exceedingly,
and the love of each one of you all toward one another aboundeth; 4 so that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for
your patience and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions which ye endure; 5 which is a manifest token of the
righteous judgment of God; to the end that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer: 6 if so be
that it is a righteous thing with God to recompense affliction to them that afflict you, 7 and to you that are afflicted rest
with us, at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with the angels of his power in flaming fire, 8 rendering vengeance to
them that know not God, and to them that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus: 9 who shall suffer punishment, even eternal
destruction from the face of the Lord and from the glory of his might, 10 when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and
to be marvelled at in all them that believed (because our testimony unto you was believed) in that day. 11 To which end we also
pray always for you, that our God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of goodness and every work of
faith, with power; 12 that the name of our Lord Jesus may be glorified in you, and ye in him, according to the grace of our God
and the Lord Jesus Christ.
2Ti 2:2 And the things which thou hast heard from me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be
able to teach others also. 3 Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier on service entangleth
himself in the affairs of this life; that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier. 5 And if also a man contend in the
games, he is not crowned, except he have contended lawfully.
2Ti 2:9 wherein I suffer hardship unto bonds, as a malefactor; but the word of God is not bound. 10 Therefore I endure all
things for the elect's sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 Faithful is
the saying: For if we died with him, we shall also live with him: 12 if we endure, we shall also reign with him: if we shall
deny him, he also will deny us:
2Ti 3:12 Yea, and all that would live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
2Ti 4:2 preach the word; be urgent in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with all longsuffering and teaching. 3 For
the time will come when they will not endure the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to themselves teachers
after their own lusts; 4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and turn aside unto fables. 5 But be thou sober in all
things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry. 6 For I am already being offered, and the time of my
departure is come. 7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith: 8 henceforth there is laid
up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give to me at that day; and not to me only, but
also to all them that have loved his appearing.
1Pe 2:19 For this is acceptable, if for conscience toward God a man endureth griefs, suffering wrongfully. 20 For what glory is
it, if, when ye sin, and are buffeted for it, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye shall
take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for you, leaving
you an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 who, when he was
reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 who his
own self bare our sins in his body upon the tree, that we, having died unto sins, might live unto righteousness; by whose
stripes ye were healed.
1Pe 3:10 For, He that would love life, And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips that they speak no
guile: 11 And let him turn away from evil, and do good; Let him seek peace, and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are upon
the righteous, And his ears unto their supplication: But the face of the Lord is upon them that do evil. 13 And who is he that
will harm you, if ye be zealous of that which is good? 14 But even if ye should suffer for righteousness' sake, blessed are ye:
and fear not their fear, neither be troubled; 15 but sanctify in your hearts Christ as Lord: being ready always to give answer
to every man that asketh you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, yet with meekness and fear: 16 having a good
conscience; that, wherein ye are spoken against, they may be put to shame who revile your good manner of life in Christ. 17 For
it is better, if the will of God should so will, that ye suffer for well-doing than for evil-doing. 18 Because Christ also
suffered for sins once, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God; being put to death in the flesh, but
made alive in the spirit;
1Pe 4:12 Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial among you, which cometh upon you to prove you, as though a
strange thing happened unto you: 13 but insomuch as ye are partakers of Christ's sufferings, rejoice; that at the revelation of
his glory also ye may rejoice with exceeding joy. 14 If ye are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are ye; because the
Spirit of glory and the Spirit of God resteth upon you. 15 For let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an
evil-doer, or as a meddler in other men's matters: 16 but if a man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him
glorify God in this name. 17 For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what
shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? 18 And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and
sinner appear? 19 Wherefore let them also that suffer according to the will of God commit their souls in well-doing unto a
Jas 5:7 Be patient therefore, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of
the earth, being patient over it, until it receive the early and latter rain. 8 Be ye also patient; establish your hearts: for
the coming of the Lord is at hand. 9 Murmur not, brethren, one against another, that ye be not judged: behold, the judge
standeth before the doors. 10 Take, brethren, for an example of suffering and of patience, the prophets who spake in the name of
the Lord. 11 Behold, we call them blessed that endured: ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord,
how that the Lord is full of pity, and merciful.
Rev 2:9 I know thy tribulation, and thy poverty (but thou art rich), and the blasphemy of them that say they are Jews, and they
are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. 10 Fear not the things which thou art about to suffer: behold, the devil is about to cast
some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days. Be thou faithful unto death, and I will
give thee the crown of life. 11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith to the churches. He that overcometh
shall not be hurt of the second death.
Php 3:7 Howbeit what things were gain to me, these have I counted loss for Christ. 8 Yea verily, and I count all things to be
loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I suffered the loss of all things, and do count them
but refuse, that I may gain Christ, 9 and be found in him, not having a righteousness of mine own, even that which is of the
law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith: 10 that I may know him, and the
power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, becoming conformed unto his death; 11 if by any means I may
attain unto the resurrection from the dead.
Heb 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, having offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was
able to save him from death, and having been heard for his godly fear, 8 though he was a Son, yet learned obedience by the
things which he suffered; 9 and having been made perfect, he became unto all them that obey him the author of eternal salvation;
1Pe 4:1 Forasmuch then as Christ suffered in the flesh, arm ye yourselves also with the same mind; for he that hath suffered in
the flesh hath ceased from sin; 2 that ye no longer should live the rest of your time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to
the will of God. 3 For the time past may suffice to have wrought the desire of the Gentiles, and to have walked in
lasciviousness, lusts, winebibbings, revellings, carousings, and abominable idolatries: 4 wherein they think it strange that ye
run not with them into the same excess of riot, speaking evil of you: 5 who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the
living and the dead. 6 For unto this end was the gospel preached even to the dead, that they might be judged indeed according to
men in the flesh, but live according to God in the spirit. 7 But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore of sound
mind, and be sober unto prayer: 8 above all things being fervent in your love among yourselves; for love covereth a multitude of
sins: 9 using hospitality one to another without murmuring:
1Pe 5:5 Likewise, ye younger, be subject unto the elder. Yea, all of you gird yourselves with humility, to serve one another:
for God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. 6 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he
may exalt you in due time; 7 casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. 8 Be sober, be watchful: your
adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour, 9 whom withstand stedfast in your faith,
knowing that the same sufferings are accomplished in your brethren who are in the world. 10 And the God of all grace, who called
you unto his eternal glory in Christ, after that ye have suffered a little while, shall himself perfect, establish, strengthen
you. 11 To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.