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-Luke 10:19 says "...nothing shall by any means hurt you", yet Paul and many others who were doing this work of getting the gospel message to others were martyred, and many Christians throughout the centuries since have also been afflicted similarly. Why is that?

Jesus said this to His disciples that were with Him back then when they were to go out into all the world with the gospel message that He commissioned them to get to others.
    Many getting God's word and the gospel message out today do suffer persecution and some have been physically hurt, even dying in the process of following this command that they appropriate to themselves today. So this special protection obviously was for the disciples (learners) who first were attempting to establish the gospel message in the world after Jesus death and resurrection. However, the Bible does tell us: 1Peter 3:13,14 "And who is he that will harm-(original is 'make evil affect upon you')-you, if ye be followers of that which is good? But and if ye suffer-(original is 'in a plight')-for righteousness sake, happy are ye. And be not afraid of their terror, neither be troubled."
 Some of the followers of Christ did act of zeal for God, but not much wisdom and concern for their fellow man, and this approach got them into serious trouble.

-Why is it that I've never had the opportunity in life to do the things that are in my heart for good?

God knows what's in your heart and God is preparing you for eternity. 
    If you are already a certain way, God knows that, and then He uses the time you have here to provide other things in our lives, like the trials and tests we all face, which bring out the best and worst of us, thus enabling us to be aware of certain character qualities, both good and bad. From there we can decide to be a certain way based upon our beliefs, our standards.
    This all refines our hearts toward the ultimate great rewards we'll have once in His kingdom, those of high positions, depending upon our works of love.
    Now, the amount of works is not as important as the heart's willingness to do them; willingness to do them no matter what is going on in our lives that may be negative and/or positive. 
    So, God knows what's in your heart, and wants to inculcate yet other things, so you'll be happy ultimately that you have the greatest reward possible that you can get. God uses this life. God knows the good you already have in you. God is concerned with the life hereafter, more than about opportunities for you specifically to express the good He knows you have in your heart now.

-Why is it some die after praying for them to be healed?

-My life has been awful, even since becoming a Christian. Everything seems to work out adversely for me. Romans 8:28 does not seem to work for me. Are not Christians promised super abundance and that their every prayer will be answered?

Regarding Romans 8:28, read this and see if you still feel the same. New thoughts change attitude! 
    Some of God's people have felt this way from time to time -Judges 6:13
    Does God lie? -Numbers 23:19. In John 10:10 the original word for abundance is 'super abundance' and in John 15:7, Matthew 21:22 and Mark 11:23 Jesus tells us that if we are abiding in Him, whatsoever we ask shall be done unto us.
    God wants us to have works of love (Ephesians 2:10; Luke 14:1-15) toward others, as best as we may be able according to our individual circumstances.
    He promises to reward us for these -Hebrews 6:10.
    However most (Luke 18:28,29) of the blessings will be experienced in the next life, the next step of our existence as resurrected spirit beings existing in the Kingdom of God -1Corinthians 15:19; Ephesians 2:7 "That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus." Luke 14:14 "And thou shalt be blessed.....thou shalt be recompensed at the resurrection of the just."
    This life is not really 'where it's at'. This life is to move from the power of the devil affecting our negative emotions (imbedded thoughts activated through reaction to circumstances and expressed as displeasure toward others) such as hate, anger, greed, selfishness, deceit, impatience, irritableness, etc. Emotions are the heart's expressions. 

Ephesians 2:1-3 "And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience. Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind and were by nature the children of wrath, even as others."
    In Him we have what He has. Where it's at! Because emotion follows thought it's important what a person exposes his mind to.-...Questions continues


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