COMFORT ONE ANOTHER
Certain activities have been abused in the present church, flesh had gotten in the way, greed had gotten in the way, competition had gotten in the way. However, those activities themselves are godly, we are to maximize them to the good of all.
One of such activities is the SHARING OF TESTIMONIES in our services in the local church.
Many of us in the more enlightened circles have felt sharing testimonies are needless, old-fashioned or out of style.
But it’s not so.
Rather, it’s a very BIBLICAL PRACTICE TO COMFORT ONE ANOTHER, SHARING OUR TESTIMONIES, SHARING THE GOOD WONDERFUL THINGS GOD HAD DONE US.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 (KJV) Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort;
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
Paul calls GOD, THE GOD OF ALL COMFORT.
Look at that!!
God of ALL COMFORT!!
HE COMFORTS IN ALL OUR TRIBULATIONS!!
ALL OUR TRIBULATIONS.
NOT ONE LEFT OUT.
HE DOES THIS, SO THAT WE CAN COMFORT ONE ANOTHER WITH THE SAME COMFORT WHEREWITH WE HAVE BEEN COMFORTED OF GOD.
HE IS GOD OF ALL COMFORTS!!
IN EVERY SITUATION, WE DON’T EXPECT TO DROWN, WE EXPECT COMFORT!!
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (KJV) For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:
But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:
Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;
Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.
Hear their testimony.
They were troubled in ASIA.
IN SO MUCH, THEY DESPAIRED OF LIFE.
THEY EXPECTED DEATH.
THEY COULD BEAR IT NO MORE.
THEY COULDN’T ENDURE THIS ANYMORE.
BUT GOD DELIVERED THEM.
DELIVERANCE FROM SUCH A GREAT DEATH!!
DELIVERANCE IS THE LORD’S!!
The Apostle Paul assures us that HE HAS DELIVERED, HE WILL DELIVER AND WILL ALWAYS DELIVER!!
Isn’t this wonderful?!
God delivers from ALL PHYSICAL HARMS. ALL PHYSICAL ORDEALS.
ALL PHYSICAL WOES.
HE IS GOD OF ALL COMFORTS.
IN ABJECT LACK, HE SUPPLIES ABUNDANTLY.
IN A TERRIBLE STATE OF HEALTH, WHERE DOCTORS HAVE GIVEN UP, HIS HEALING VIRTUES RESTORES.
IN THE MORGUE, WHERE A BODY HAD BEEN DUMPED FOR BURIAL, GOD’S POWER STILL RAISES THE DEAD!!
Today, I want you to SHARE YOUR TESTIMONIES BRIEFLY in the comment session.
Comfort someone, embolden someone that GOD IS STILL IN THE BUSINESS OF BRINGING US COMFORT, THAT WE MAY COMFORT OTHERS.
I will start with a recent testimony I just got this morning.
June 30, 2018
June 27, 2018
June 27, 2018