The “Suffering” Model of Jesus

The common belief taught in Christianity today is that we are supposed to endure “Suffering” due to our belief in Christ. Christianity explains to us that “Suffering” is a tool of God that He uses to teach us things.

I went through the book of Matthew and located 34 instances where “Suffering” was mentioned. Each instance fit into 1 of 3 categories under the general umbrella of the devil stealing, killing, and destroying. Each category had specific adjectives that described the type of suffering and I have listed those as well.

1. Persecution: A direct result of preaching the gospel of the Kingdom and God.
Reviling(to assail with abusive language), false accusations, Rejection, Slander, Hatred, Premeditated murder, Judgement, Unbelief, Trying of patience, Plotted against, Death, Crucifixion, Scourging, Affliction(oppression/distress), and Deathly sorrow.

NOTE: Some of the items listed under Lamb Slain below, can be added here, since they have occurred to others in the OT and NT.

Betrayal, Conviction of death, Mocking, Scourging, Crucifixion, Spitting in the face, Buffeted(fist strikes), Smote(slaps), and Being bound.

2. Trials and Tribulations:
Poor in spirit, Homelessness, Life threatening storm, Destitution, Disappointment, Hunger, Famine, Pestilences, Earthquakes, Sorrows, and Struggle with fleshly desires. Anything else under stealing, killing, and destroying that does not fit into the Persecution category above is considered to fall into this category.

3. The Lamb Slain:
As the Lamb Slain, Jesus is the only one who could undergo the whipping post scourging and crucifixion for the purpose of remission of sins. Other OT prophets and NT disciples underwent some of these things under the Persecution category as mentioned above.

Betrayal, Conviction of death, Mocking, Scourging, Crucifixion, Spitting in the face, Buffeted(fist strikes), Smote(slaps), Premeditated murder, Being bound, False accusations.

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I wanted to look at the life and words of Jesus and His disciples to see if “Suffering” was advocated, what kind, who was supposed to suffer, and if we are supposed to subject ourselves to it.

Types of “Suffering”:

  • 52.94% of the time(18 out of 34), Persecutions were mentioned
  • 29.41% of the time(10 out of 34), Trials and Tribulations were mentioned by Jesus or the disciples.
  • 17.64% of the time(6 out of 34), Jesus suffered things associated with being the Lamb Slain.

Who “Suffered” Persecution:

  • 61.11% of the time(11 out of 18), Jesus suffered Persecutions
  • 16.7% of the time(3 out of 18), Disciples suffered Persecutions
  • 16.7% of the time(3 out of 18), common man suffered Persecutions

Who “Suffered” Trials and Tribulations:

  • 60% of the time(6 out of 10), Jesus suffered Trials and Tribulations
  • 30% of the time(3 out of 10), common man suffered Trials and Tribulations
  • 20% of the time(2 out of 10), Disciples suffered Trials and Tribulations

Response to Persecution:

  • 66.66% of the time(12 out of 18), Jesus directly responds to the Persecution with words or actions.
  • 44.44% of the time(8 out of 18), Jesus directly Refutes the Persecution to the point that men cannot argue with Him anymore in the situation, and at one point never ask Him any further questions.
  • 27.77% of the time(5 out of 18), Jesus explicitly states to His disciples and the attending crowd, that they would undergo Persecution.
    NOTE: Jesus indicates that this Persecution is a direct result for His name sake, meaning that those who undergo the Persecution would be doing so because they were uplifting the name of Jesus publicly as more important than anything they were facing. The Persecution was NOT experienced randomly or in surprise.
  • 27.77% of the time(5 out of 18), Jesus does not respond to the persecution because He was not present, he gave a description that did not warrant a refutation(parable or general statement to a crowd, usually regarding end times), or it was associated with the destiny of being the Lamb Slain.
  • 22.22% of the time(4 out of 18), Jesus leaves the situation where persecution is experienced and directly advocates for others to do the same.

Response to Trials and Tribulations:

  • 90% of the time(9 out of 10), Jesus or God directly responds to the Trials and Tribulations with words or actions.
  • 60% of the time(6 out of 10), Jesus directly Refutes the Trials and Tribulations with words or arguments.
  • 50% of the time(5 out of 10), Jesus directly Resolves the Trials and Tribulations with action and demonstration of Holy Spirit power.
  • 10% of the time(1 out of 10), Jesus explicitly states that mankind in general would undergo Trials and Tribulations.
    NOTE: Jesus gave a description that did not warrant a direct refutation or resolution(parable or general statement to a crowd). However, Jesus did indicate that His second coming would fully resolve the trial and tribulation, and the other facts in this section seem to indicate that there is enough resources NOW in this Life in Christ, to refute and resolve any Trial or Tribulation that might come our way.
  • 10% of the time(1 out of 10), Jesus does not respond to the Trials and Tribulations mentioned because he gave a description that did not warrant a refutation(parable or general statement to a crowd, or was speaking about forthcoming events).

Below is a listing of 34 times where a situation of suffering was spoken about or actually occured in the book of Matthew.

PERSECUTION:
Matthew 5:10-12 | Mount of Olives:
10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.


Who Suffered: those who are persecuted for being in right standing with the Lord
What was the suffering: Revile / False accusations
Who performed the suffering actions: men(presumably men with a religious spirit)
Advocation of Persecution: YES
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: WUEST says “Spiritually prosperous are those who have been persecuted on account of righteousness, because theirs is the kingdom of heaven”. Jesus is revealing to everyone that soon the kingdom of heaven would be theirs, thereby counteracting the state of persecution they might undergo. Not everyone is persecuted for righteousness sake, but Jesus was saying to those who are, don’t worry, the kingdom of heaven is yours and therefore, you can experience the absence of persecution within that realm of heaven. There is no persecution in the kingdom of heaven. Jesus could offer the hope of no persecution because the fullness of that kingdom is present with the Holy Spirit. The time of the Kingdom of heaven being available to counteract Persecution was NOT YET when He said this. However, it IS NOW in our day.

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Matthew 8:28-24 | Possessed man and herd of pigs:
28And when he was come to the other side into the country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with devils, coming out of the tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way.
29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?
30And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine feeding.
31So the devils besought him, saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of swine.
32And he said unto them, Go. And when they were come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and perished in the waters.
33And they that kept them fled, and went their ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to the possessed of the devils.
34And, behold, the whole city came out to meet Jesus: and when they saw him, they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Rejection – besought him to depart out of their coasts.
Who performed the suffering actions: people from the countryside of the Gergesenes
Advocation of suffering: NO
Leaves the Persecution: YES-L

NOTE: Interesting that only a couple chapters later Jesus says how to deal with persecution:
Matthew 10:23But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

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Matthew 8:34-35 | Jesus cast out devils through prince of devils:
34But the Pharisees said, He casteth out devils through the prince of the devils.
35And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Slander
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Leaves the Persecution: YES-L

NOTE: It is interesting that Jesus did not get into a debate with the Pharisees this time, but just continued His mission successfully disproving the Slander with demonstrations of power with respect to healing sickness and disease.

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Matthew 10:22-23 | when they persecute you in this city:
22And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that endureth to the end shall be saved.
23But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall
not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.


Who Suffered: Jesus’ Disciples
What was the suffering: Hatred
Who performed the suffering actions: ALL men
Advocation of suffering: YES
Leaves the Persecution: YES-L

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Matthew 10:25-28 | how much more shall they call them:

25It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
26So have no fear of them; for nothing is concealed that will not be revealed, or kept secret that will not become known.
27What I say to you in the dark, tell in the light; and what you hear whispered in the ear, proclaim upon the housetops.
28And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; but rather be afraid of Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Gehenna).


Who Suffered: Jesus’ Disciples
What was the suffering: Slander
Who performed the suffering actions: Councils, governors, kings
Advocation of suffering: YES
Refutes the Persecution: NO-R

NOTE: Just a few verses later in 26-28, Jesus tells His disciples have NO fear of them, in fact, go broadcast what “I” tell you. Basically, Jesus told them to ignore the persecutors and what they said and continue doing what I have commanded you to do. Fear God who has all encompassing power over these people. It is almost an indicator to be mindful of that Spirit that will soon reside in them. However, it is not as direct of a refutation as the other refutations.

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Matthew 11:19 | gluttonous winebibber:

19The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. Yet wisdom is justified and vindicated by what she does (her deeds) and by her children.

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Slander
Who performed the suffering actions: The current generation Jesus was speaking to
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: It is interesting that Jesus points His disciples back to their actions for countering the Persecution. Wisdom is justified in actions and by those who walk in those actions.

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Mathew 12:14-15 | Pharisees plot to destroy Jesus:

14Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
15But when Jesus knew it, he withdrew himself from thence: and great multitudes followed him, and he healed them all;


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Premeditated murder
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Leaves the Persecution: YES-L

NOTE: Again, if Jesus advocated that the believer should endure persecution, why would he withdraw Himself from the situation where He was undergoing persecution? In addition, this is the second time that it is mentioned that Jesus healed people directly following, and presumably in response to being persecuted.

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Matthew 12:24-25 | cast out devils by Beelzebub:

24But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils.
25And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Slander / Judgement
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: It is interesting that Jesus spends the next 11 verses refuting the Pharisees accusations. He didn’t meekly take it, or turn the other cheek. He refuted their accusations with pure truth to the point that they could not speak to Him further on the subject. IF Jesus advocated enduring Persecution, why would He refute them until they had no argument? Wouldn’t He just let them slander and insult Him if suffering Persecution was something He advocated?

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Matthew 13:20-21 | parable of the seed into stony places:

20But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it;
21Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is offended.


Who Suffered: Hearer of the word
What was the suffering: Distrust / Unbelief
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees / devil
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: Jesus goes on in verses 40-43 indicating that weeds grow up with the seed and they are from the devil and that they who persecute WILL be plucked out and burned up.

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Matthew 19:3 | is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife:

3The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, and saying unto him, Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause?

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Trying patience
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: Jesus spends the next 5 verses refuting the trap the Pharisees laid for them and they did not provide a rebuttal.

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Matthew 22:15, 22 | Pharisees counsel how to entangle Jesus:

15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
-22When they had heard these words, they marveled, and left him, and went their way.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Plotted against
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

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Matthew 22:15 | Pharisees counsel how to entangle Jesus:

15Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his talk.
-Give tribute to Caesar
-Verse 23 – marriage in the resurrection


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Plotted against
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: It is interesting that Jesus gave them such a righteous and legal response to the tax question, verse 22 says “His reply amazed them, and they went away”. Jesus also provided a doctrinal rebuttal to their questions regarding the resurrection with such force and effect that NO man was able to answer Him and NO man from that day forth asked him any more questions. IF Jesus advocated suffering persecution, surely He would not have answered so well so that they would continue to ask Him questions.

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Matthew 23:34 | they shall kill, crucify, scourge, and persecute you:

34Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city:

Who Suffered: prophets, wise men, scribes
What was the suffering: Death, Crucifixion, Scourging
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees
Advocation of suffering: YES
Refutes the Persecution: YES-R

NOTE: It is very interesting that the blood shed spoken about here will be, so that, upon the heads of the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes may come all the blood of the righteous. Jesus was indicating that God is vindicator of the righteous and any Persecution that is not avoided will be vindicated justly. Could this have also been a warning to the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Scribes not to continue on this path?

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Matthew 24:9 | they shall deliver you up:

9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.

Who Suffered: Jesus’ disciples
What was the suffering: Affliction(oppression/distress), Death, and Hatred
Who performed the suffering actions: nations
Advocation of suffering: YES
Refutes the Persecution: NO-R

NOTE: Jesus goes on to describe what will happen prior to His second coming and although the return of Jesus prevents persecution that may be ongoing, it was not a direct refutation to that mentioned as in the other cases.

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Matthew 26:2-4,15-15 | consulted how they might kill Jesus:

2Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.
15And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Betrayal, Premeditated murder
Who performed the suffering actions: chief priests, scribes, elders of the people
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes or leaves the Persecution: NO

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Matthew 26:34 | Peter denies Jesus:

34Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice.

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Betrayal by close friends
Who performed the suffering actions: ALL disciples
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes or leaves the Persecution: NO

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Matthew 26:38 | Jesus in the garden:

38Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Deathly sorrow
Who performed the suffering actions: Peter and the two sons of Zebedee
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes or flees the Persecution: NO

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TRIALS and TRIBULATIONS:
Matthew 4:2 | Temptation of Jesus:

2And He went without food for forty days and forty nights, and later He was hungry

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Hunger
Who performed the suffering actions: N/A, it was a result of self induced fasting
Advocation of Trials and Tribulations: NO
Resolves the Trials and Tribulations: YES-RS

NOTE: God acted on Jesus’ behalf and sent ministering angels to resolve the hunger.

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Matthew 4:24 | Jesus heals all who were suffering:

24The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.

Who Suffered: Syrians
What was the suffering: various diseases and pains
Who performed the suffering actions: the devil
Advocation of Trials and Tribulations: NO
Resolves the Trials and Tribulations: YES-RS

NOTE: It is interesting that the very first occurrence of people experiencing suffering in the NT is immediately responded to by Jesus. Jesus says nothing of the matter and directly provides a resolution through healing the disease and pains.

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Matthew 5:3-4 | Mount of Olives:

3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.


Who Suffered: poor in spirit
What was the suffering: being Poor in spirit
Who performed the suffering actions: The devil
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R

NOTE: Jesus is NOT advocating that believers be poor in spirit. He was speaking to unsaved people here, because He had not yet died on the cross and rose again for the salvation from sins. Those who were unsaved at the time listening to this message, were poor in spirit as are anyone unsaved today. Jesus was advocating that the kingdom of heaven is the answer to their poverty of spirit. The Kingdom of heaven is the experience associated with the all encompassing and empowering presence of the Holy Spirit. When salvation and the indwelling Holy Spirit comes to a person, the poverty of their spiritual condition is eradicated. They become a new creation and the fullness of the Godhead lives inside of them in the form of the Holy Spirit. As believers, we are not poor in spirit any longer, that is the good news of the gospel!

Jesus is NOT advocating that people mourn. Again, He is speaking to unsaved people who were enslaved and waiting for salvation and therefore in mourning. He was offering a solution to their mourning. He is saying that they shall be comforted due to what was coming….His death, resurrection, and Holy Spirit infilling. The Holy Spirit is the great comforter, when He indwells, the mourning is replaced with comfort.

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Matthew 8:20 | no where to lay his head:

20And Jesus saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head.
-22But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Homelessness?
Who performed the suffering actions: N/A
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R

NOTE: The Greek words indicate that Jesus is referring to resting, not necessarily sleep. It seems that He is busy about His father’s business, submitting to His Fathers will. Which coincides with verse 22 and no time to bury the dead.

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Matthew 8:24-26 | Jesus sleeps in the storm:

24And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
25And his disciples came to him, and awoke him, saying, Lord, save us: we perish.
26And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.


Who Suffered: Jesus/disciples
What was the suffering: Life threatening storm
Who performed the suffering actions: The devil
Advocation of suffering: NO
Resolves the Trial or Tribulation: YES-RS

NOTE: Jesus seems to expect His disciples to attempt to resolve the Trial and Tribulation and when they failed to do so, He resolved it as a demonstration to them.

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Matthew 10:9-10 | don’t take anything with you when you go out:

9Provide neither gold, nor silver, nor brass in your purses,
10Nor scrip for your journey, neither two coats, neither shoes, nor yet staves: for the workman is worthy of his meat.
Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
-Verse 31 – food, drink, clothes,
-Verse 28,30 – clothes
-Verse 26 – food
-Verse 25 – food, drink, clothes


Who Suffered: Jesus’ Disciples
What was the suffering: Destitution
Who performed the suffering actions: N/A
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes and Resolves the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R+RS

NOTE: Was Jesus really advocating destitution, or was He merely expecting that “ALL these things shall be added unto…” the disciples and that is why they did not need to bring anything with them? In various other situations, Jesus resolved these Trials and Tribulations….
Matthew 14:13 – feeds 4k and 5k
John 4:32 – has meat disciples don’t know about
John 2:6 – turns water into wine
John 4:10; 7:28 – has living water
Matthew 17:27 – sent a disciple to catch a fish which miraculously had the tax in its mouth

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Matthew 13:54-57 | A prophet is not without honor:

54And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works?
55Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?
56And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things?
57And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Disappointment
Who performed the suffering actions: people of Jesus’ own country
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes and Resolves the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R+RS

NOTE: Jesus not only refuted the disappointment but acted out against it. Mark relays the same prophet story but adds in verse 5, “save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.” Jesus healed people in direct response to Trial and Tribulation.

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Matthew 21:18 | Jesus and the fig tree:

18Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered.
-Fig tree


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Hunger
Who performed the suffering actions: Nature
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R

NOTE: When nature did not bow to the need of the carrier of the presence of the Holy Spirit of God, nature was corrected. IF Jesus was advocating hunger as a discipline, He would not have taken the opportunity to teach the disciples that nature should be corrected for not providing food.

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Matthew 24:7 | nation shall rise against nation:

7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.

Who Suffered: nations
What was the suffering: Famine, pestilences, earthquakes, and sorrows
Who performed the suffering actions: nations
Advocation of suffering: YES
Refutes the Trial or Tribulation: NO-R

NOTE: Jesus goes on to indicate that people will be saved from the Trials and Tribulations, but it is not as direct as the other situations.

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Matthew 26:39 | let this cup pass from me:

39And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Struggle with the fleshly desires
Who performed the suffering actions: The devil
Advocation of suffering: NO
Refutes the Trial or Tribulation: YES-R

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LAMB SLAIN:
Matthew 20:18-19 | Jesus betrayed and delivered:

18Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,
19And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, and to crucify him: and the third day he shall rise again.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Betrayal, conviction of death, mocking, scourging, crucifixion.
Who performed the suffering actions: Pharisees / Sadducees / Gentiles
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 26:59-66 | False witnesses brought against Jesus:

59Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;
60But found none: yea, though many false witnesses came, yet found they none. At the last came two false witnesses,
61And said, This fellow said, I am able to destroy the temple of God, and to build it in three days.
62And the high priest arose, and said unto him, Answerest thou nothing? what is it which these witness against thee?
63But Jesus held his peace, And the high priest answered and said unto him, I adjure thee by the living God, that thou tell us whether thou be the Christ, the Son of God.
64Jesus saith unto him, Thou hast said: nevertheless I say unto you, Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
65Then the high priest rent his clothes, saying, He hath spoken blasphemy; what further need have we of witnesses? behold, now ye have heard his blasphemy.
66What think ye? They answered and said, He is guilty of death.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: False accusations
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests, elders, council
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 26:67 | They spit, buffeted, and smote Jesus:

67Then did they spit in his face, and buffeted him; and others smote him with the palms of their hands,

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Spit in the face, buffeted(fist strikes), smote(slaps).
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests, elders, council, witnesses
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 27:1-2 | Jesus delivered to Pontius Pilate:

1When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Premeditated murder and being bound
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests, elders of the people
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 27:12 | Jesus accused by chief priests and elders:

12And when he was accused of the chief priests and elders, he answered nothing.

Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: False accusations
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests and elders
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 27:29-31 | Jesus led away to the cross:

29And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!
30And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.
31And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Mocking, spitting, smote(slapping), crucifixion
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests and elders
Advocation of suffering: NO

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Matthew 27:41-42 | come down from the cross and we will believe:

41Likewise also the chief priests mocking him, with the scribes and elders, said,
42He saved others; himself he cannot save. If he be the King of Israel, let him now come down from the cross, and we will believe him.


Who Suffered: Jesus
What was the suffering: Mocking
Who performed the suffering actions: Chief priests, scribes, and elders
Advocation of suffering: NO

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