In a certain instant I said to myself today, "Jesus, you're killing me"
And, then, I had to say, right away, from deep, "Thank You." - because of Romans 8:13: if by the Spirit you put to death the practices of the body, you will live. The reason makes it worth it. His grace through the spirit makes it possible. I CAN do all things in Him who strengthens me.
....for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy. Rev 19:10
Test all things.... 1 Thes 5:1
1Jn 4:1 Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone forth into the world.
2Sa_14:14 RSV We must all die, we are like water spilt on the ground, which cannot be gathered up again; but God will not take away the life of him who devises means not to keep His Banished One an outcast.
Isa_52:14 RSV As many were astonished at him—his appearance was so marred, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of the sons of men -
Isa 53:3-4 KJV He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (4) Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Psa 69:26 RSV For they persecute him whom thou hast smitten, and him whom thou hast wounded, they afflict still more.