"A question I have been pondering lately is, Who is the Bride of Christ? Specifically!1. Is it all the Believers from the beginning of the world to the end of the world. 2. Is it all the Old Testament Saints of God, and the New Testament Church, up…"
encourage others and to spur others to grow in their relationship with God. I know with the help of the Holy Spirit we can all become fruitful in our lives in being His ambassadors..
My greatest interest is to build up the Body of Christ. I love the Word of God and I also love having The Holy Spirit in my life.
JESUS IS MY EVERYTHING!
I'm passionate about...
Becoming a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ and helping others to do the same. I am passionate for revival to touch the whole world, I am passionate to see young people established in the faith. I am passionate to help hurting people finding help in their hour of need.
My story with God
Many times we come up against the issue of supporting others. Illness, Finances, relationships, and death are a few issues where support is called for. I want to discuss how we are to support those who are afflicted with illness whether emotional, physical, or spiritual.
As Christians we have a responsibility to care for those who are ill, First by prayer, because we should always be lifting up those who are sick and ask God to heal them. While we are waiting for that healing to manifest we should be doing all we can by supporting them in a practical since. Bring meals, visit them, go do errands for them, do Bible studies with them if they are up to it. And most of all keep praying with, and for them.
Do not ever make the person feel bad if they are not instantly healed. The two pillars of love are patience and kindness, our job is to support them and not judge them.
“Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;” ( James 5:14 )
“Because I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat. I was thirsty, and you gave me something to drink. I was a stranger, and you welcomed me. I was naked, and you clothed me. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me.’
“Then the righteous will say to him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and give you something to eat, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38When did we see you as a stranger and welcome you, or see you naked and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?”
40The king will answer them, “I tell you with certainty, since you did it for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did it for me.” ( Matthew 25:35-40 )
“And they were casting out many demons and were anointing with oil many sick people and healing them.' ( Mark 6:16 )
“...they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover." ( Mark 16:18b, )
Also there will be support that is needed for those who have mental issues. Our support for them could be to make sure they are taking their prescribed medications, visiting them, and to just be in their life for them.
The scripture says to comfort ( be near ) the feeble minded. ( Fainthearted, discouragement, little strength, timid ) (1 Thessalonians 5:14 0
This scripture really says a lot about what it means to comfort some one with a mental illness, “to be near them”.
Many times we just stay clear of them and hope the secular doctors can help them.
You may know of someone in your church who has one of their family member diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Others might have a family member who is suicidal, and maybe your best Christian friend has fallen into clinical depression.
It is at these times that we need to draw near to them and bring comfort, support, and encouragement to them.
There was a story in Mark chapter two about a paralyzed man who was brought to Jesus to be healed, His friends were so disparate to see their friend healed that they literally tore the roof off the house so they could lower the cot with the paralyzed man was on it down into the house where Jesus was, and the man was healed.
This is such a picture of how we are to support and help the sick. These men loved their friend and had faith to believe Jesus could heal him and they were so convinced that they went to extremes to see their friend healed.
It makes all the difference in the world for those who are afflicted with physical or mental illness to know that they are loved and do not have to face their illness alone.
Other stuff about me:
I am a pastor of a United Methodist Church. I also write devotionals that I share with others, I write them from the things God is teaching me every day. I know how discouraged we can get and how important it is to find a refreshing word of encouragement. I desire to have the moral character of Jesus to develop more in my life so that glory will be given to God. I desire to touch others with the love of God in this new year like never before. I want nothing more than to hear my Lord say well done thy good and faithful servant, to end my race well for Him and to finish the race of faith he has given to me.
There is a new song out by Casting Crowns which I feel is God's word to us all right now in the Body of Christ, "READY YOURSELVES"!
Do you want God to forgive all your sins?, do you want God to save your soul so you won't go to hell after death?, you need to accept Jesus Christ into your heart. Repeat this prayer : Father God, I recognize that I am a sinner, I repent of all my sins, i confess with my mouth that Jesus Christ is my Lord and my savior, and i believe God the Father raised Jesus from the dead, Jesus come into my heart right now, amen. Jesus said in the Bible, John 14: 6: I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father but by me and by the grace of God. John 10: 9 Jesus said, I am the door; which enters by me will be saved; and shall go in and out and find pasture. Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in no other; There is no other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved. John 11: 25-26 Jesus said: I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead, shall live. And whoever lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this? It is written in the Bible: Romans 10: 9-10 that if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. And God will forgive all your sins, repenting of them and accepting Jesus Christ into your heart, as it is written in the Bible. It is written in the Bible, Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. (God's word says that we have to convert to Christ, so our sins may be forgiven.) When we repent of our sins and confess with our mouth that Jesus is our Savior, the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses our soul from all sin, and God coverts us to Christ. God forgives sins only through the blood of Christ. Ephesians 1: 7 in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace, 1 John 1: 7 But if we walk in the light as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. Romans 5: 8-9 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from wrath through him. We are all sinners and we all have to repent and accept Christ into our heart to enter the kingdom of heaven after death. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, Ecclesiastes 7:20 no righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord
Please my dear brother if you have not accepted Jesus please do now and if you have but haven't being right with God this is the time for you..Please pass the massage to others God blessed you
Jesus is looking for workers to help save souls! Go grab some free tracts & start reaching the lost today! Witness savior by your testimony. The time is short people! There are so many who need to hear Gods simple plan of Salvation through our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ! He wants to use you! Gospel tracts are so easy to hand out! Trust Jesus to help you to be bold! You can do it! God bless you richly,
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