Thursday, October 16, 2014

Bless Those Who Mourn....


                              [from Quotable Jesus blog]

"Blessed are they that mourn, 
For they shall be comforted." (KJV)

Keep in mind this biblical promise. I have to admit, I feel in a state of mourning over this world and where things are going.

God understands when we feel sad or mourn over lost people or the state of this world.  There is a reason today while Christians may feel deep grief which is tied into our longing to be "home" or to be free or delivered from the evil, disappointment and chaos of this world. We can of course mourn over our own sins as we take those to the Lord too. If you feel sick to your stomach about the state of the world and have even felt tears coming on about it all, I understand.

One thing about being a Christian, we are to mature in the Lord, knowing that the world seeks escape from reality and false bubbles of delusions. This is like the people making merry while the flood waters rose which Noah tried to warn them of. Christians may be told by others, they are too serious, too mournful, but realize especially today, they want those who live as "sotted children" [Jer 4:55] have been indoctrinated into living for their own pleasure and enjoyable escapes. They will not face what is to come.

God will comfort us, in this world too if we ask Him and pray. If you feel sad though and feel mourning lately, I understand. How else would those with emotions and a heart for God feel among evil? God understands our sorrow. We need to not give into sin, in our sadness but turn to Him for comfort and solace.


James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

25 comments:

Kimberly Phillips said...

There was probably a reason I was drawn to your blog today, and now I know.
I will pray for you, as I am in mourning also.
God's Blessings and Peace to you.
kim

JL said...

Thank you for the Scriptures.

My mourning comes when the wolves come to destroy God's flock.

Praise God for the media exposing Mark Driscoll today! Praise the Lord!

I am praying for all the true saints and baby Christians who may be spiritually confused by what's going on in the churches.

The leaven in the church is very rampant, just as Jesus warned in Matt 13:33. Jentezen Franklin "Boaz" sermon or RA Vernon's filthy sermons are symptoms of a very sick church. This is what brings me to sorrow and tears.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

Anonymous said...

Amen
As I said before I just learned the truth this time last year. What a year it has been. I believed the pertrib rapture was going to save me from the things to come. It really is a strong delusion. It is not easy knowing the truth but the truth does indeed set you free. And people don't want the truth. They want the lies cause it's easier. You tell them the truth and it falls on deaf ears. I was the same way, I studied the scriptures and ran hard after men like Max Lucado, and John Hagee. I thought I knew it all. I was so foolish, so my heart really goes out to those who just don't get it. I know there are people who truly love Jesus and believe in him completely, but they are blinded by the lies of satan. I truly mourn for those brothers and sisters. I know how it felt to find out the pretrib rapture is a fabrication and to learn of all the wolves and how evil celebrities and world leaders really are. I was confused and terrified. If I could go back and never learn of these things I would not. I would choose the truth over a lie every time. If these brothers and sisters don't wake up and come out of her and be ye separate, they are going to fall by the wayside and I truly mourn over this. Sometimes I just want to shake them and say Wake Up!! But I know it won't help. My husband tried for years to get me to see the truth but I couldn't.
One sister said when you are a baby you put anything in your mouth, and I think that is what I did, and what many others are doing. They are still on the milk and refuse to start eating meat.
We need to pray fervently for those who are being deceived and try to get the truth to them. They may never want to talk to you again, but maybe someday what you told them will start making sense.
Bible Believer I know that it's hard pressing on daily trying to reach people who don't care or are offended from what you are telling them. Don't give up. Keep on keeping on. You are reaching people. This blog helped me to see the truth. Wolves in Sheeps Clothing expanded on that, and I am so greatful for bold believers who do not compromise or waiver.

Faith

Victoria Di Agnello said...

Faith,

God bless you for sharing that! I praise God for you and how you came out of all that. Once we know (I recently found out too) it's sort of like we are called to warn others and that is what I have been doing unceasingly now. The responses all match because they are all under the strong delusion. Soon the tidal wave will hit and sweep them all away. I try to rescue as many as I can while there is still time. Pray for them all and continue to warn, it's all we can do. The church is surrounded by deceivers who seek to ambush her into deception.

God bless!

Anonymous said...

Matthew 9:35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
:36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd.
:37 Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.
:38 Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest."

Yes we are to be sorrowful for this lost world, but do not let that sorrow become so heavy a burden that it keeps you from doing anything at all. This last commandment that Jesus gave to the Disciples is not just for them or preachers and pastors, it is a commandment for all Believers in Him.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
:20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Amen.

We are to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is the responsibility of the Holy Spirit to convict the hearts of those that hear us.

Joel

Anonymous said...

Amen Bible Believer. As we mature in Christ Jesus and His Word, our prayer lives become more burdened for those we once deemed as unworthy.....unworthy like us until we were born again in the Spirit of God.

I truly believe with everything that is in me as I witness what is happening with the western church in the name of ecumenism, or one religionism....that is will be the organized, institutional 501c. 3 church that will rise up and literally join with our government and corporate business to slaughter born again Christians here in America. The time is coming when the wheat will truly be separated from the tares......as goes the social church, so goes the rest of the country.

May God protect His called out ones, the Ecclesia, in the name of Jesus. Amen.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for your kind words Victoria. I am so very thankful that the Lord lead me to the truth. He is so merciful.

Well said Joel, the laborers are few.

Faith

JL said...

I look forward to the day that God will wipe away my tears from:

1. The death of my first child
2. The severe disabilities of my second child
3. My severe disabilities that caused me to lose job, home, and car.
4.The man who refused me a cup of water, when I had nothing to drink (I forgive him)
5. The loss of friends
6. The hurtful words that I have said to others, and what others have said to me.
8. The false teachers who have overthrown the faith of some.
7. The lack of love and compassion that I see everywhere.

JL is not just a moniker. JL is a real person with real emotions and feelings.

JL is too frail to go from highway to highway to proclaim the gospel. However, JL does proclaim the gospel when traveling from doctor appointments and exams to the transporters, medical staff, or whoever I cross paths with that day. JL does participate in the church prayer chain; praying for the saints daily. I also pray for all of you.

I don't have much talents, but I am using the little talents I have to do whatever I can.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

Bible Believer said...


Thanks Kim for your prayers, I appreciate them.

I am glad that Discroll has been exposed too. I've followed that story a little bit though I have not posted on it. Yes lets pay for the saints and baby Christians too.

Anon, for many of us, it takes time to see through the pre-trib rapture false promises and lies. I am glad you have seen the truth. I think people find the idea of escape appealing, sadly they need to read their Bibles first.

I know there are baby Christians and others who simply have not studied the issue or listened to the Holy Spirit on it.
I mourn over those who are deceived by the false lies and false preachers. I have many who did stop talking to me or me them. I suppose that is the price of warning. Thanks for understanding how tough this can get at times. I am glad my blog was able to help you Faith too. :)

Bible Believer said...

pay should be pray above. Sorry little bit tired today.


Victoria, I agree about rescuing who we can and speaking out as much as possible I know it isn't easy with the endless mazes and deceivers.

Thanks for the verses, yes we are not to let the mourning and or sorrow stop us in our tracks or keep us from preaching the gospel.

I agree Joel, the Holy Spirit is the one to convict their hearts, of course.


I used to write about that long ago that the false churches definitely would be used to persecute the saints, teamed up with Rome. Yes I agree. Praying for deliverance and protection for everyone here.

JL I am so sorry you have gone through much including the loss of a child and disabilities of another and losing everything and your own health. You do what you can to preach the gospel, and that is a good thing. Online, at doctor appointments, those are good things in service to the Lord. I will pray for your health that God brings you healing. I know in this world some of us have had very difficult lives, but remember God will even use the most humble for His Glory. I appreciate your posts here. God bless.

JL said...

Thank you BB, your post brought me to tears, it really meant a lot.

And I thank all of those who are praying for one another. I am praying for everyone else as well.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

Anonymous said...

I tried to comment twice and weird google would not let me. I was trying to say that reflections from the wall website has a real good one on this verse on her site

Mary said...

Just this week I asked the Lord, "why can't I pray without crying?" He graciously led me to Nehemiah 1:4 "And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,"
Praise the Lord for His comfort through His living word!!
Only this week I had our pastor rebuke me for putting things on Facebook regarding false teaching. I have been trying to alert others to deception in the church. Their itching ears only want to hear positive words. As the prophets of old were told...."only prophecy good things not evil".
Blessings to all & fight the good fight. Thanks for the blog

Anonymous said...

This verse has been on my mind a lot lately, in fact, all of 2 Peter, but this in particular. "...delivered righteous Lot, who was oppressed by the filthy conduct of the wicked (for that righteous man, dwelling among them, tormented his righteous soul from day to day by seeing and hearing their lawless deeds) ..." 2 Peter 2:7-8.

I've been pondering Lot. It says he was a righteous man dwelling among the lawless. We know his wife's heart was fixed on the things of this world. We know he was not able to raise his daughters to trust in God's provision.

I feel a bit like Lot, saddened by the culture around me, and especially saddened that my husband, who was such a zealous young Christian when we married, has pretty much abandoned the faith. It is a mostly peaceful household but not united. He is happy to let me homeschool as long as I help him turn our children into little musicians and mathematicians. I do my best so that I have the privilege to stay home with the children, to teach them the word, and to faithfully disciple them. My husband is gone with his job about 50% of the time, and so I have a lot of freedom in that regard. But when he is home, it is time for kid's movies and the pumpkin patch. The impulse to spend time with us doing something fun is good, but the lack of discernment toward spiritual things makes me so sad.

JL, thank you for sharing. I will pray for you. Some of your various comments have been full of wisdom and inspired me to prayer and searching the scriptures. And Bible Believer, I pray for you as well. It is not perfect, but I thank God for the fellowship and community of believers.

JL, I also do not use a moniker, and I am thankful to have a name that reminds me of the truth that, "The joy of The Lord is my strength..."

Joy

Anonymous said...

Joy,
I also homeschool and know how privileged I am to do so. The schools are getting worse and no one can teach your children better than you. I read a blog post about homeschooling on mom4truth a couple of days ago, and it helped to give me some more reasons as to why I need to keep my children with me. We need that sometimes. It gets tough homeschooling especially when you have multiple grades to teach.
But they are so worth it.

JL,
I am so sorry for your many sufferings. I am praying for you.
What a wonderful testimony your faith is.
You may have lost some friends, but now you have gained some. It may not be very conventional, but I definitely consider you all as friends. We may not get to see each other face to face but we will one day!

Faith

Discerning This Time said...

The Lord has spoken to my heart through your posting and mainly the Scripture. Thank you for being a willing servant of the Lord Jesus Christ.

JL said...

Dear Joy,

God bless your heart.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

JL said...

To BB and Joy,

Why are some husbands like that now? My husband is just like that too.

I forgot to add this as #8 on my list of things I mourn.

This is something JL does not understand.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

JL said...

Dear Faith,

I consider you, and the elect, my friends as well. God bless you, sweetie.

Love,

jl, humble slave of EL ELYON

Bible Believer said...

Anon I am praying for you and your children. Continue the best you can showing them God's truth, I am sorry he brings them false holiday stuff and TV shows. My husband is not saved. He will go to church with me and take me there, so that is a blessing. I do not understand it either at times. Thanks to you all too and your encouragement. I do think keep as much peace in house as you can but don't compromise yourself and show the children the truth, I hope they will follow your example and sway their father too.

N4TM said...

Hey G4! I totally empathize with you. I recently wrote something very similar. I think the Bride of Christ knows full well what's going on and that is why I spirit groans and mourns. I feel better these days but I felt like I was under heavy spiritual oppression. Even Depression! That is not the Spirit of God. We know he can (and does) give us Peace beyond our understanding. He brings comfort and lifts our burden. That constant barrage of spiritual woe has an air of defeat, but we are not defeated! Beat down but not out of the fight. I will lift you up in prayer, please be praying for me as well. My blog is not as trafficked as yours and I don't get as many comments on my posts but you know the stuff I go through as a Christian who blogs. God Bless you, your blog here reaches people and blesses them, contend dear sister in Christ.

Bible Believer said...

Hi NRTM. Thanks for writing. I am working on my depression article right now. This one is a mini-off shoot prequel as it were. LOL I have dealt with depression in my life, so trust me I understand, but am going to warn how Satan can use depression and despair in the other article. We are not to give up no matter how bad it gets and turn to God for his peace and understanding. I think they are bombarding us with endless troubles, woe and even setting up things on the personal level to make people more depressed, despondent and upset. It's very insidious and growing greater too. I plan to write about not giving in too. Here we have to depend on God's strength. Thanks for your prayers, I will keep praying for you too. Thanks so much. God bless :)

Anonymous said...

You guys are taking the scripture out of context. Its not about mourning as far as depression. It is about mourning over your sin. The site I referenced above gives the proper context. Jesus is outlining salvation process in Beautitudes, thats the context.

Bible Believer said...

I wouldn't think it would be a sin to mourn over the state of the world and the lost and our own sins [that last one of course]?

There is ungodly depression, sorrow, etc, but the Bible does have verses speaking of sorrowing.

2 Corinthians 7:10 - For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.


Psalms 69:29 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.

Proverbs 14:13 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.

Ecclesiastes 7:3 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.


Philippians 2:27 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.

of course there are limits laid down...Satan can destroy via despair

1 Thessalonians 4:13 | Read whole chapter | See verse in context
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.

Anonymous said...

I agree BB, but that is not my point. The Beautitude scripture is not pertaining to THAT type of mourning though, you are taking it out of context. The mourning in that scripture is about mourning over our sinning against God and then as a result of that mourning through repentance we are comforted. Go to that site and read it, she explains it better than I. And I am not just going by what she says, it IS the proper context.