Isaiah 10:3 Now what will you do in the day of punishment, And in the devastation which will come from afar? These things I have spoken unto you As this is the conclusion of our Lord's sermons to his disciples, these words may well enough be thought to have regard to all that he had said in general; as concerning his departure from them; his going to prepare a place for them; his union to them, and their communion with him; and the various persecutions and afflictions they should … - James H. Aughey, Hope is the last lingering light of the human heart. It conveys the idea of being squeezed or placed under pressure or crushed beneath a weight. You have not eyes good enough. Thlipsis is also used in a non-theological, figurative way to convey the idea of the great emotional and spiritual stress that can be caused by external or internal pressures. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. Samuel Rutherford wrote to one of his friends, “God has called you to Christ’s side, and the wind is now in Christ’s face in this land: and seeing ye are with him ye cannot expect the lee-side or the sunny side of the brae.” It is always a costly thing to be a real Christian, for there can be no Christianity without its cross. Isaiah 8:22 Then they will look to the earth, and behold, distress and darkness, the gloom of anguish; and they will be driven away into darkness. It appears in a secondary and metaphorical sense once in the Old Testament"anguish [stenochoria] of spirit" (Wisd. If anyone is carnal, weak, blind, wicked, irascible, haughty, and so forth, tribulation will make him more carnal, weak, blind, wicked and irritable. Paul’s use of “in Christ”) “ye may have peace”.  20 Although the Lord has given you bread of privation and water of oppression, He, your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but your eyes will behold your Teacher. (Mt 5:48 - notes). Ezekiel 18:18 "As for his father, because he practiced extortion, robbed his brother and did what was not good among his people, behold, he will die for his iniquity. the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service--The words mean … The Greek is thlipsis. This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word ... as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembers no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. JOHN 16:33 “ I have overcome the world ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. - Charles Spurgeon, As sure as God puts His children in the furnace of affliction, He will be with them in it. "These things have I spoken unto you, that in me ye may have peace." 1 Kings 22:27 and say, 'Thus says the king, "Put this man in prison and feed him sparingly with bread and water until I return safely."'" Psalm 66:11 You brought us into the net; You laid an oppressive burden upon our loins. I have overcome the world. (Ibid). I’ve told you all this so that trusting me, you will be unshakable and assured, deeply at peace. (Believer's Bible Commentary), Jesus warned that being one of His disciples in this world would bring its share of difficulties, These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. These things have I spoken unto you, that ye should not be offended--both the warnings and the encouragements just given.. 2. - James H. Aughey, Afflictions make the heart more deep, more experimental, more knowing and profound, and so, more able to hold, to contain, and beat more. The English word "tribulation" is derived from the Latin word tribulum (literally a thing with teeth that tears), which was a heavy piece of timber with spikes in it, used for threshing the corn or grain. 33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. 10 'Do not fear what you are about to suffer. But when his profession is tested by the scorching sun of tribulation or persecution, he decides it isn’t worth it and abandons any profession of subjection to Christ. To whom will you flee for help? Thlipsis is used 45 times in the NT (see all NT uses of Thlipsis below) Thlipsis is translated in the NAS as affliction (inflicting on a person something that is hard to bear), 14; afflictions, 6; anguish, 1; distress (the state of being in great trouble), 2; persecution (harassment in a manner designed to injure, grieve, or afflict), 1; tribulation (distress or suffering resulting from oppression or persecution), 16; tribulations, 4; trouble, 1. 2 Corinthians 4:17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, Jeremiah 50:43 "The king of Babylon has heard the report about them, And his hands hang limp; Distress has gripped him, Agony like a woman in childbirth. A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. Facing Troubles is Normal. 1 Thessalonians 1:6 You also became imitators of us and of the Lord, having received the word in much tribulation with the joy of the Holy Spirit, In John 12, Jesus tells the crowds (including the disciples) that He would be crucified. Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. In the greatest danger, faith says, "I have a great God." He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew [it] unto you. Man the fortress, watch the road; Strengthen your back, summon all your strength. - George Washington, Afflictions are but conductors to immortal life and glory. Paul’s use of “in Christ”) “ye may have peace”. Key Thought. Instead of panicking, "have peace" (John 16:33) since Jesus knew and warned us about it in advance. WORDS OF JESUS IN RED. John 16:33 The Message (MSG) 31-33 Jesus answered them, “Do you finally believe? - Andrew Murray, Pour not on the comforts you want, but upon the mercies you have. Matthew 13:21 yet he has no firm root in himself, but is only temporary, and when affliction or persecution arises because of the word, immediately he falls away. Psalm 22:11 Be not far from me, for trouble is near; For there is none to help. Definition of ‘overcome” - Thomas Boston, Afflictions are but as a dark entry into our Father's house. Jeremiah 10:18 For thus says the LORD, "Behold, I am slinging out the inhabitants of the land At this time, And will cause them distress, That they may be found." I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. Devastating illness. But take heart! Decay enters my bones, And in my place I tremble. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. He broke and defeated the power of sin and death through his own sacrificial death. - William Secker, Afflictions are light when compared with what we really deserve. ", The literal meaning of thlipsis is illustrated by the penalty prescribed by ancient English law for those who refused to plead: they were pressed and crushed to death by heavy weights that were placed on their chests. Plutarch contrasted stenochoria with anesis (Strong's #425). He then goes on to tell Peter that he will deny and disown the Lord. Messianic Jewish commentator Arnold Fruchtenbaum as well as well known Bible teacher Kay Arthur feel that the "then" in Mt 24:9-note introduces a description of the last 3.5 years, but some see this use of thlipsis as referring to the entire 7 years period. Psalm 10:1 Why do You stand afar off, O LORD? In this world you will have trouble. JOHN 16:33 “ I have overcome the world ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. Thlipsis uses in the NT - see notes on uses in individual verses below. In Romans 2:9 it is the tribulation of the wicked that is mentioned (Ed: To some degree the Great Tribulation will be "tribulation of the wicked" but it is only a foretaste of their final, eternal tribulation!). I had sooner suffer any affliction than be left to question the gospel or my own interest in it.-Charles Spurgeon, Most of the grand truths of God have to be learned by trouble; they must be burned into us with the hot iron of affliction, otherwise we shall not truly receive them. - James H. Aughey, It is not affliction itself, but affliction rightly borne, that does us good. Psalm 119:143 Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Remember believers have Christ in them the hope of glory and therefore have the potential to exude the fragrance of His life when crushed. Psalm 138:7 Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. Share. In the ark there was a rod and a pot of manna, the emblem of a Christian's condition, mercy interlined with judgment. This alone can give you peace - I have a high priest in heaven. - Joseph Hall, Extraordinary afflictions are not always the punishment of extraordinary sins, but sometimes the trial of extraordinary graces. Revelation 2:9 'I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy by those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. By these He separates the sin which He hates, from the son whom He loves. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. Following Jesus, Paul also willingly chose a course of action that would bring him into conflict with human society. The world afflicts him not, because it loves him: for each man is indulgent to his own. In NT times there were two ways of threshing grain. (2 Corinthians 4:17-18-note). Version. Have overcome the world a. Greek – nike b. In the world you will have tribulation. May the name of the God of Jacob set you securely on high! Use afflictions while you have them. 1 Samuel 24:19 "For if a man finds his enemy, will he let him go away safely? I have overcome the world.” John 16:33. עֹצֶר ‘ōtser , Oppression (Ps 107:39). In John 13, in the intimate setting of a Passover meal, the meal that later became known as “the Last Supper,” Jesus tells His disciples that one of them would betray Him. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world! (2Thes 1:4), Paul explained that God Himself, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort…, comforts (comes alongside of) us in all our affliction (thlipsis) so that (notice again how your affliction is not without purpose) we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." Isaiah 28:10 "For He says, 'Order on order, order on order, Line on line, line on line, A little here, a little there.'" 2 Kings 19:3 They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke, and rejection; for children have come to birth and there is no strength to deliver. In this godless world you will continue to experience difficulties. And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged. embraces the whole of the consolatory utterances from John 14:1 onwards. John 17 records Jesus’ prayer to the Father and after this prayer Jesus is betrayed and arrested. Jn 8:31; 1Jn 2:19). When you are dying - when friends can do you no good - when sins rise up like specters around your bed - what can give you peace? But be of good cheer. Esther 1:1 Now it took place in the days of Ahasuerus, the Ahasuerus who reigned from India to Ethiopia over 127 provinces, Pink, What fools are we, then, to frown upon our afflictions! Afflictions cannot hurt us without our own impatience. Because stenochoria always occurs last whenever it is used with thlipsis, and because of the antithesis between these words in2 Corinthians 4:8, stenochoria appears to be the stronger of the two words, whatever their difference in meaning. God is always near in sympathy and in power to help his tried ones. You want to see what good that affliction was to you; you must believe it. Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I have kept Thy Word. Satan could not hurt us, if our own corruption betrayed us not. Moody, Affliction is then come to the height and its complete measure, when the sinner is made sensible of his own weakness, and doth see there is no help for him, save in God alone. Selah. 57 and toward her afterbirth which issues from between her legs and toward her children whom she bears; for she will eat them secretly for lack of anything else, during the siege and the distress by which your enemy will oppress you in your towns. Proverbs 21:23 He who guards his mouth and his tongue, Guards his soul from troubles. (Collected writings of W. E. Vine), Ralph Earle on thlipsis as used in Romans 2:9 " There will be tribulation and distress for every soul of man who does evil, of the Jew first and also of the Greek" (note) -. 202-4): “When, according to the ancient law of England, those who wilfully refused to plead, had heavy weights placed on their breasts, and were pressed and crushed to death, this was literally thlipsis The iron cage was stenochōria). What comes out of you when you are experiencing "thlipsis"? The picture of thlipsis is of one being squeezed. In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good courage; I have overcome the world. Psalm 60:11 O give us help against the adversary, For deliverance by man is in vain. - Samuel Rutherford, Affliction doth not rise out of the dust or come to men by chance; but it is the Lord that sends it, and we should own and reverence His hand in it. Psalm 44:24 Why do You hide Your face And forget our affliction and our oppression? The believer must look at his or her tribulations as "assets" that God uses to hone one's Christian character into Christ like conformity (1Pe 1:6-7-note). Medically thlipsis was used of the pulse (pressure). Thlipsis and stenochoria are often used together. Choose Book of Bible to StudyGenesisExodusLeviticusNumbersDeuteronomyJoshuaJudgesRuth1 Samuel2 Samuel1 Kings2 Kings1 Chronicles2 ChroniclesEzraNehemiahEstherJobPsalmsProverbsEcclesiastesSong of SolomonIsaiahJeremiahLamentationsEzekielDanielHoseaJoelAmosObadiahJonahMicahNahumHabakkukZephaniahHaggaiZechariahMalachiMatthewMarkLukeJohnActsRomans1 Corinthians2 CorinthiansGalatiansEphesiansPhilippiansColossians1 Thessalonians2 Thessalonians1 Timothy2 TimothyTitusPhilemonHebrewsJames1 Peter2 Peter1 John2 John3 JohnJudeRevelation, Search Wikipedia using spiritual discretion, see notes on uses in individual verses below, MacArthur, J: Romans 1-8. As always, the meaning of any particular passage of Scripture can only be ascertained by understanding the context. - Charles Spurgeon, It seems to me that doubt is worse than trial. JOHN 14:27 “ Peace I leave with you ” KING JAMES VERSION (KJV) TRANSLATION, MEANING, CONTEXT. John 16:33. by Grant | Jun 3, 2018 | John | 0 comments. Greek – ego b. Emphatic, I alone have won the complete victory over the world c. Jesus is the only true ego in the universe 2. As mosquitoes are said to bite strangers more than natives, so will the trials of earth be sharpest to you. Daniel 12:1 "Now at that time Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. Find Top Church Sermons, Illustrations, and Preaching Slides on John 16:33. Isaiah 37:3 They said to him, "Thus says Hezekiah, 'This day is a day of distress, rebuke and rejection; for children have come to birth, and there is no strength to deliver. our “steam roller” Trench (Synonyms of the N.T., pp. Now we understand. 1 Corinthians 7:28 But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. This term comes from the Latin tribulum (see youtube video), which means a threshing instrument. 2 Corinthians 7:4 Great is my confidence in you; great is my boasting on your behalf. John 17. Cf. 2 Corinthians 2:4 For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you with many tears; not so that you would be made sorrowful, but that you might know the love which I have especially for you. ’ . (2Thes 1:6-8) (cp identical use of thlipsis in notes on Ro 2:9-note), Paul explained the inestimable value of temporal thlipsis when viewed with eternal vision, explaining that…. These threshing floors can still be seen outside the villages of Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan, with oxen pulling a threshing sled around on the grain. Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him And saved him out of all his troubles. - Charles Spurgeon, We can stand affliction better than we can prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God. KJV Bible Commentary - As weather may ruin weak plants, adversity destroys those who base their faith On emotions. In this world you will have trouble() But take heartI have overcome the world.” Wilt thou not require much refining in the furnace of affliction to purify thee? Spurgeon's Note), Writing to the Thessalonian saints who had heard and received the gospel, Paul explained that, our gospel did not come to you in word only, but also in power and in the Holy Spirit and with full conviction; just as you know what kind of men we proved to be among you for your sake. The promise was not that we won’t have trouble. 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