لا تَفْرَحُوا بِهذَا أَنَّ الأَرْواحَ تَخْضَعُ لَكُم، بَلِ ٱفْرَحُوا بِأَنَّ أَسْمَاءَكُم مَكْتُوبَةٌ في السَّمَاوَات/Do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven

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لا تَفْرَحُوا بِهذَا أَنَّ الأَرْواحَ تَخْضَعُ لَكُم، بَلِ ٱفْرَحُوا بِأَنَّ أَسْمَاءَكُم مَكْتُوبَةٌ في السَّمَاوَات
إنجيل القدّيس لوقا11/من 17حتى20/”عَادَ ٱلٱثْنَانِ وَالسَّبْعُونَ بِفَرَحٍ قَائِلِين: «يَا رَبّ، حَتَّى الشَّيَاطِينُ تَخْضَعُ لَنَا بِٱسْمِكَ!».فَقالَ لَهُم: «كُنْتُ أَرَى الشَّيْطَانَ سَاقِطًا كَالْبَرْقِ مِنَ السَّمَاء.هَا إِنِّي أَعْطَيْتُكُمُ السُّلْطَانَ لِتَدُوسُوا الحَيَّاتِ وَالعَقَارِب، وَكُلَّ قُوَّةِ العَدُوّ، فَلَنْ يُؤْذِيَكُم شَيء.وَلكِنْ لا تَفْرَحُوا بِهذَا أَنَّ الأَرْواحَ تَخْضَعُ لَكُم، بَلِ ٱفْرَحُوا بِأَنَّ أَسْمَاءَكُم مَكْتُوبَةٌ في السَّمَاوَات».

 

Do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’
Luke 10/17-20: “The seventy returned with joy, saying, ‘Lord, in your name even the demons submit to us!’He said to them, ‘I watched Satan fall from heaven like a flash of lightning.See, I have given you authority to tread on snakes and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy; and nothing will hurt you.Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.’

بِمَضَايِقَ كَثِيرَةٍ يَنْبَغِي لَنَا أَنْ نَدْخُلَ مَلَكُوتَ ٱلله
سفر أعمال الرسل14/من19حتى28/”يا إِخوتي، جَاءَ يَهُودٌ مِن أَنْطَاكِيَةَ وإِيقُونِيَة إِلى لِسْترَة، وأَقْنَعُوا ٱلجُمُوع، فرَجَمُوا بُولُس، وجَرُّوهُ إِلى خَارِجِ ٱلمَدينَة، وهُمُ يَحْسَبُونَ أَنَّهُ مَات.غَيرَ أَنَّ ٱلتَّلامِيذَ أَحَاطُوا بِهِ، فَقَامَ ودَخَلَ ٱلمَدِينَة. وفي ٱلغَد، خَرَجَ معَ بَرْنَابَا إِلى دِرْبَة.فبَشَّرا تِلكَ ٱلمَدِينَة، وتَلْمَذَا عَدَدًا كَبِيرًا، ثُمَّ عَادَا إِلى لِسْترَة، فَإِيقُونِيَةَ وأَنْطَاكِيَة،وهُما يُشَدِّدَانِ نُفُوسَ ٱلتَّلامِيذ، ويُشَجِّعَانِهِم على ٱلثَّبَاتِ في ٱلإِيْمَانِ ويَقُولان: «بِمَضَايِقَ كَثِيرَةٍ يَنْبَغِي لَنَا أَنْ نَدْخُلَ مَلَكُوتَ ٱلله!».وأَقَامَا عَلَيْهِم، في كُلِّ كَنِيسَة، كَهَنَةً بِوَضْعِ ٱلأَيْدي، وصَلَّيَا وصَامَا، ثُمَّ ٱسْتَوْدَعَاهُمُ لِلرَّبَّ ٱلَّذِي آمَنُوا بِهِ. وبَعْدَ أَنِ ٱجْتَازَا بِيسِيدِيَةَ وَصَلا إِلى بَمْفِيلِيَة.وبَشَّرَا بِٱلْكَلِمَةِ في بَرْجَة، ثُمَّ ٱنْحَدَرا إِلى أَتَالِيَة.ومِنْهَا أَبْحَرَا إِلى أَنْطَاكِيَةَ حَيْثُ كَانَا قَدِ ٱسْتُودِعَا لِنِعْمَةِ ٱللهِ مِنْ أَجْلِ ٱلعَمَلِ ٱلَّذِي أَكْمَلاه.ولَمَّا وَصَلا، جَمَعَا ٱلكَنِيسَة، وأَخَذَا يُخْبِرَانِ بِكُلِّ مَا صَنعَ ٱللهُ مَعَهُمَا، وأَنَّهُ فتَحَ بَابَ ٱلإِيْمَانِ لِلوَثَنِييِّن. ومَكَثَا هُناكَ زمَنًا طَويلاً معَ ٱلتَّلامِيذ.”

It is through many persecutions that we must enter the kingdom of God.
Acts of the Apostles 14/19-28: “But Jews came there from Antioch and Iconium and won over the crowds. Then they stoned Paul and dragged him out of the city, supposing that he was dead. But when the disciples surrounded him, he got up and went into the city. The next day he went on with Barnabas to Derbe. After they had proclaimed the good news to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra, then on to Iconium and Antioch. There they strengthened the souls of the disciples and encouraged them to continue in the faith, saying, ‘It is through many persecutions that we must enter the kingdom of God.’ And after they had appointed elders for them in each church, with prayer and fasting they entrusted them to the Lord in whom they had come to believe. Then they passed through Pisidia and came to Pamphylia. When they had spoken the word in Perga, they went down to Attalia. From there they sailed back to Antioch, where they had been commended to the grace of God for the work that they had completed. When they arrived, they called the church together and related all that God had done with them, and how he had opened a door of faith for the Gentiles. And they stayed there with the disciples for some time.”