“Dealing with the ‘Loss’ of: Family Members – 101” …Blog.
*** (Ecclesiastes 3:1-to-11) To everything there is a ‘Season’; and a time for every ‘Purpose’ under the heavens: [Isaiah 55:8-9]
(Eccl 3:2) a time to be Born, and a time to Die; a time to Plant, and a time to pull up what is Planted;
(Eccl 3:3) a time to Kill, and a time to Heal; a time to Break Down, and a time to Build Up;
(Eccl 3:4) a time to Weep, and a time to Laugh; a time to Mourn, and a time to Dance;
(Eccl 3:5) a time to Throw Away stones, and a time to Gather stones together; a time to Embrace, and a time to Refrain from Embracing;
(Eccl 3:6) a time to Get, and a time to Lose; a time to Keep, and a time to Throw Away;
(Eccl 3:7) a time to Tear, and a time to Sew; a time to Keep Silence, and a time to Speak;
(Eccl 3:8) a time to Love, and a time to Hate; a time of War, and a time of Peace.
(Eccl 3:9) What profit does he have who works in that in which he labors?
(Eccl 3:10) I have seen the task: -> which God has given to the sons of men: -> to be ‘humbled’ by it. [Exodus 20:19-20]
(Eccl 3:11) He [God] has made everything ‘beautiful’ in His time; -> also He has ‘set eternity’ in their heart: -> so that ‘no man’ -> can find out the work -> that God makes: -> from the “Beginning” -> to the “End.”
Whatever has happened to ‘You’… will probably fit into “Any” -> of these “Bible Verses!” Many of us live our lives the ‘Fog’ of… “We are Captain of our Fate” and the “Master of our Destiny!” Many think, that it is more tragic for a… ‘Child to Die’… than it is for a: ‘Senior to Die!’ In reality, we are so earthly minded… that we “Reject the Wisdom”… that comes from the “Holy Word of God!” We spend our lives in the… “Pursuit of Vanity”… and then wonder ‘Why’: things do not go as we: “Wish they Should!” I am a 10+ year cancer survivor. But, I had previously dealt with the issue of my… ‘Human Mortality’… when I was “Born Again” by the Holy Spirit of God! “Reading & Studying” His Holy Word; gave me a partial insight to… ‘Only Some’ of His: “Ways & Thoughts!” When we search for… “His Principles of LIFE”… we put away searching for the… “Answers -> Why!” When such problems arise; as promised [1Thes 4:3]… we should simply look for… “God’s Principles of Life!”
“It is Written – 101” …Blog.
*** (Job 2:7-to-10) And Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD Jehovah; and struck Job with sore boils; from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.
(Job 2:8) And he took a broken piece of pottery to scrape himself with. And he sat down among the ashes.
(Job 2:9) And his wife said to him; Do you still hold to your integrity? Curse God and die!
(Job 2:10) But he said to her; You speak as one of the foolish ones speak. What? Shall we ‘receive’ Good: at the hand of God; and shall we ‘not receive’ Evil? In all this: Job did ‘Not’ sin with his lips.
*** (Matthew 5:45) so that you may become sons; of your Father in Heaven. For He [God] makes His sun to rise; on the evil ‘and’ on the good; and sends rain on the just ‘and’ on the unjust.
*** (Proverbs 30:4) Who has gone up to Heaven and has come down? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in His garments? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name; and what is His Son's name? Surely you know.
*** (Luke 4:4) And Jesus answered him, saying: It is written that “man shall not live by bread alone: but by ‘every’ Word of God.” [Deuteronomy 8:2-3 -> ‘to prove you’]
Both of my parents; have passed into Eternity. My father ‘without’ Christ! My mother, only months before she died: asked me about “Jesus?” Knowing that one is Dying… either ‘Hardens’ ones heart “Against Jesus”… or ‘Softens’ ones heart “Toward Him!” The “Denial of Death”… is just one of the “Delusions of Life!” Another one… “Not Today, but Later!” Somehow, we think “IT”… will affect everyone else… but not “Us!” Put Him [Jesus] off… till ‘You’ need Him… just before ‘You’ die! Do ‘You’ really think that Christ Jesus; the Lord of Lords… King of Kings… is just waiting around: for “You?” That one who ‘You’ are waiting for is “Not” the Christ Jesus of the Bible! He is probably the ‘one’ of your “Religion!” Both my parents were Catholic. I was raised Catholic; but left the Church. Much later in life: I went to look for “Him -> Jesus”… and did not find Him in Church. I found Him… in His Holy Word… as He is the ‘Living & Eternal’… “Holy Word of God!”
“Who is = The Word – 101?”…Blog.
*** (Psalms 138:2) I will worship toward Your holy temple, and praise Your name for Your loving kindness; and for Your Truth's sake; for You have magnified = Your WORD = Above “ALL” –> Your Name.
“Will ‘You’ be: “Reconciled to God?” – 101” …Blog.
Why is it so hard to deal with the “Death”… of a “Loved Ones & Family Members?” Did ‘You’ know that Christ Jesus said it was… “Hard” to deal with “Family Members”…? That is where the most struggle; comes from in… “Either Death or Life!” There is an “Emotional & Mental Umbilical” that ties us to them… even when they “Refuse” -> Christ Jesus & His Holy Word”…! That Umbilical can either ‘draw’ us to Him… or keep us ‘away!’ Can ‘You’ tell what Scripture verse relates… to this “Struggle”…?
*** (Matthew 10:34-to-38) Do not think that I [Jesus] have come to bring peace on earth. I did ‘Not; come to send peace: -> but a Sword. [warfare]
(Matt 10:35) For I have come to set a man ‘against’ his father; and the daughter ‘against’ her mother; and the daughter-in-law ‘against’ her mother-in-law.
(Matt 10:36) And a man's foes [adversaries] shall be those: of his ‘own’ household.
(Matt 10:37) He who ‘loves’ father or mother ‘more’ than Me [Jesus] -> is ‘Not’ worthy of Me. And he who ‘loves’ son or daughter ‘more’ than Me [Jesus] -> is ‘Not’ worthy of Me.
(Matt 10:38) And he who does ‘Not’ take up his cross: and follow Me [Jesus] -> is ‘Not’ worthy of Me.
*** (Hebrews 2:14-15) Since then the children [humans] have partaken of flesh and blood; He [Jesus] also Himself likewise partook of the same; that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death (that is, the Devil), [Christ our Passover: 1Corinthains 5:7]
(Heb 2:15) and ‘deliver’ those [John 10:16] -> who through “Fear of death” -> were ‘All’ their lifetime: subject to bondage. [Lust of the Flesh, Eye & the Sinful Pride of Life 1Jn 2:15-16-17]
*** (John 8:34-35) Jesus answered them, Truly, truly, I say to you; Whoever ‘practice’s sin is the ‘slave’ of sin. [Sin is the Root -> Sins are the Fruit]
(John 8:35) And the slave does not abide in the house forever; but the Son abides forever.
(John 8:36) Therefore if the Son [Christ Jesus]: shall make you “Free” -> you shall be “Free” indeed. [Free from both the Power & Penalty of Sin]
*** (Hebrews 9:27) And as it is appointed to men once to die; but [immediately] after this; the judgment,
Dealing with Death – 101 Blog
Have ‘You’ have had a Family Member or Loved One… ‘Die Recently’…? What are ‘You’ plagued by…? Did ‘You’ do enough; to tell them about Jesus…? Or did ‘You’ not do something; to keep them: from coming to Christ? What can ‘You’ do now: to change what ‘You’… “Thought ‘You’ didn’t “Do?” Or “Thought” ‘You’ should have “Done”…? These thoughts ‘GO’… “Directly Against”… the Holy Word of God! Do ‘You’ really think that ‘You’… a finite mortal human being… could go against the ‘Eternal’ plan of… the Only Sovereign Holy God of the Universe? The ONE… “Who created All”… “Seen & Unseen”…? Sorry, God: the God of the Bible: does ‘Not’ operate like that! Perhaps look at these Scriptures and… “Change your Thinking”…?
*** (Isaiah 65:12) Therefore I [God] will number you to the sword; and you will all bow down to the slaughter; -> because I [God] called and you did ‘Not’ answer; when I [God] spoke; you did ‘Not’ hear -> and did evil: before My eyes; -> and chose that in which I [God] did ‘Not’ delight.
“The ‘Conditional’–>‘Mercy’ of God – 101” …Blog.
*** (John 10:16) And I [Jesus] have other sheep; who are ‘not’ [yet] of this fold. I [Jesus] must also lead those; and they shall ‘hear’ My voice; and there shall be ‘one’ flock [the Bride of Christ]: ‘one’ Shepherd [Christ Jesus].
*** (John 6:44) No one can come to Me [Jesus]; unless the Father [God]; Who has sent Me [Jesus]: draw him; and I [Jesus] will raise him up: at the last day. [Revelation 20:10-to-15]
*** (John 6:65) And He [Jesus] said, Because of this I said to you: => that no one can ‘come’ to Me [Jesus] -> unless it was given to him: from My Father [God].
(John 6:66) From this time many of His disciples: went back into the things behind; and walked no more with Him [Jesus].
*** (Isaiah 26:10) Let favor be shown to the wicked; ‘Yet’ he will ‘NOT’ learn righteousness; in the land of uprightness he will deal ‘unjustly’, and ‘Will Not’ behold the majesty of Jehovah the LORD.
*** (Jeremiah 13:23) Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard its spots? Then you also may do good; who are ‘Accustomed’ to: Doing Evil!
“Offending ‘Unbelievers?’ – 101”…Blog.
*** (Ezekiel 2:7) And you shall speak My Words to them; whether they will hear or whether they will forbear; for they are [most] rebellious.
There may also be that: “Emotional Loss & Hurt”…? Recently someone asked, “If God gives us His “Grace & Mercy & Love”… for every situation of life… Why do I feel this way?” Did ‘You’ know in the… New Heaven & the New Earth & the New Jerusalem… we will ‘Not’ know; Nor remember each other…? And ‘None’ of those things; we experienced here on earth! Can ‘You’ just imagine ‘Saints’… serving Christ for Eternity… and ‘remembering’ our trials here on earth…? … “Absolutely -> Not”…! What ‘You’ mourn for here on earth… will ‘Not’ be in the “New Heaven!” Change your thinking to the… “Mind of Christ!” [Philippians 2:5 & Corinthains 10:3-to-6]
*** (Revelation 21:1-to-5) And I saw a new heaven and a new earth. For the first heaven and the first earth: had ‘passed’ away. And the sea ‘no’ longer is.
(Rev 21:2) And I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem; coming down from God out of Heaven; prepared as a bride adorned for her Husband.
(Rev 21:3) And I heard a great voice out of Heaven saying; Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men; and He will dwell with them; and they will be His people; and God Himself will be with them –> and be their God.
(Rev 21:4) And God will wipe away all tears from their eyes. And there will be no more death; nor mourning; nor crying out; nor will there be any more pain; –> for the first things: passed away. [Nor any memory of them]
(Rev 21:5) And He sitting on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And He said to me, Write, for these words are true and faithful. [Read through the rest of the chapter. yourself]
Do ‘You’ now… have a time of loss: in your Life…? Did ‘You’ know that there is… “God’s Extra Grace”… available for ‘You’…? It is like going to Starbucks; and ordering a “Flavor Shot” or an “Espresso Shot”… ‘Added’ to your Coffee! This Bible verse is… “Actually a Command” from God -> to Us!” The construction of the Greek NT… of “Hebrews 4:16” says ‘So!’ God is commanding us to… Ask HIM for Extra Grace… to help us through; our particular situations of Life!
*** (Hebrews 4:16) Therefore let us come “Boldly” to the throne of grace; that we may -> “Obtain [Extra] Mercy: -> and Find [Extra] Grace to help -> in time of need.
*** (2Cor 12:8-9-10) I pleaded with the Lord; three times -> to take it away from me,
(2Cor 12:9) but He has told me, -> “My grace is all you need -> for My [divine] power -> is ‘perfected’ in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will most happily boast about my weaknesses; so that Christ's power may rest on me. [2Corinthains 4:7]
(2Cor 12:10) That is why I take such pleasure in; weaknesses; insults; hardships; persecutions; and difficulties for Christ's sake; -> for when I am weak; then I am strong. [Colossians 1:27]
Love; in Christ, Roger / “Psalms 138:2”…!