I've taken my place among you as the one who serves. And you've stuck with me through thick and thin. Now I confer on you the royal authority my Father conferred on me so you can eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and be strengthened as you take up responsibilities among the congregations of God's people.
Stay on your toes. Satan has tried his best to separate all of you from me, like chaff from wheat. I've prayed for you in particular that you not give in or give out. When you have come through the time of testing, turn to your companions and give them a fresh start.
Jesus, I still can’t get over the fact that you serve us, you serve me. I’ll keep sticking with you through thick and thin. You have granted me your authority so I can be strong to work for your rule in my life and all around me! nothing can ever take that away from me! no matter how Satan tries to separate me from you. I’ll be alert, so that I will not be deceived into being robbed of my chance to serve You! No disease, anxiety, busyness can ever be more important than the very thing I was strengthened to do - to serve You in Your congregation!
You said WHEN I have come through the time of testing, not IF I have come through the time of testing, which means all these testings will pass! and I can turn to everyone around me and give them a fresh start. Amen!