Wednesday, May 8, 2013

“Depression & Aloneness – 101” …Blog.

“Depression & Aloneness – 101” …Blog.

*** (John 15:1-to-5) I [Jesus] am the True Vine, and My Father [God] is the Vinedresser.
(John 15:2) Every branch in Me that does NOT bear fruit, He takes away. And every one that bears fruit, He Prunes it so that it may bring forth More fruit.
(John 15:3) Now you are clean through the Word which I have spoken to you.
(John 15:4) Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch Cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, so neither can you Unless you abide in Me.
(John 15:5) I am the Vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing.

First of all, as a medical disclaimer… I do NOT presume to discuss “Depression & Aloneness” that are “Real Medical Conditions!” Nor do I address those who live in certain areas like Alaska, where for some months may have ONLY a few hours of ‘Day or Night’, due to the seasons. And certainly NOT to those who… “Do NOT get out much”, but seem to, for whatever reason, remain at home a ‘LOT!’ IF You, do have such a medical condition, Please seen “Real Medical Help”. But, I am speaking to that… ‘Human Condition’ of “Depression & Aloneness”… that “Affects & Afflicts”… “All Mankind!” Perhaps after reading this blog, You may realize that your condition is “NOT Medical: but Spiritual”…? The Medical Community often misses this problem and Medicates to try and solve this… “Spiritual Condition!”

*** (Isaiah 57:15-16) For so says the high and lofty One [God] Who inhabits eternity; whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, even with the contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
(Isaiah 57:16)  For I will Not contend forever, Nor will I be always angry; for the spirit should fail before Me, and the souls I have made.

*** (Romans 11:2-to-6) God did NOT thrust out His people whom He foreknew. Or do you NOT know what the Scripture said in Elijah, how he pleaded with God against Israel, saying,
(Rom 11:3) "Lord, they killed Your prophets and dug down Your altars, and I am left alone, and they seek my life." [Pity Party]
(Rom 11:4) But what does the Divine answer say to him? "I have reserved to Myself seven thousand [7,000] men who have NOT bowed the knee to Baal."
(Rom 11:5) Even so then, also in this present time a remnant according to the election of grace has come into being.
(Rom 11:6) But if by grace, then it is no more of works; otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it is of works, then it is no more of grace; otherwise work is no more work. [Ephesians 2:8-9-10 & Titus 3:5]

*** (2Corinthains 10:3-to-6) Of course, we are living in the flesh, but we do NOT fight in a fleshly way.
(2Cor 10:4) For the weapons of our warfare are not those of the flesh. Instead, they have the power of God to demolish fortresses. We tear down Arguments
(2Cor 10:5) and Every Proud Obstacle that is raised against the knowledge of God, taking Every Thought Captive in order: to Obey Christ.  [Micah 2:7]
(2Cor 10:6) We are ready to punish every act of Disobedience [Romans 6:1-2 & Proverbs 28:13] when your Obedience is complete. [1John 1:5-to-10]

*** (Philippians 2:5) LET this Mind be in you, which was Also: in Christ Jesus:

Yes, I have been “Depressed” and felt “Aloneness”… in my life: but “So What?” Now I simply refer to it as Past… “Stinking Thinking!” As ‘children & adults’, some of us have more, “Emotional & Social & Cognitive MATURITY”, than ‘Others.’ Each family unit ‘Contaminates’ their children with their “Prejudices & Religion!” Or perhaps You lost your ‘Job or Housing’ after a crisis or some ‘Bad Decisions’…? There are ‘Many Other’… “Crisis of LIFE”… that can bring about the feelings of “Depression & Aloneness!” Or the times after the death of a ‘Parent or Child’ or ‘Divorce or Betrayal’ by a spouse. You must realize that these: ‘Problems of Life’… “Do NOT Define You! IF: You are Truly Born Again: by the Holy Spirit of God… THEN: You are, “Truly ‘NOT’ Alone”…!

*** (Ephesians 5:15-to-19) So, then, be careful how you live. Do not be unwise but wise,
(Eph 5:16) making the best use of time because the days are evil.
(Eph 5:17) Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord's will is.
(Eph 5:18) Stop getting drunk with wine, which leads to wild living, but keep on being filled with the [Holy] Spirit. [Romans 8:9]
(Eph 5:19) Then you will recite to one another psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. You will sing and make music to the Lord with your hearts.

“Rivers of Living Water – 101” …Blog.
*** (2Corinthains 13:5) examine yourselves; whether you are in the faith; prove your own selves. Do you not know your own selves; that Jesus Christ is in you [Romans 8:9]; unless you are Reprobates?

Remember one thing, “You & God”… constitute a Majority in… “ANY: Situation of Life or Death or Loss!” You real strength of Spirit & Mind and Attitude… comes from ‘Within’ and NOT from ‘Without!’ No, I am NOT speaking about an “Unrealistic Pollyanna Mindset” but a real one that deals with ‘ALL. the facts, both ‘good & bad.’ Even though those “Bad Decisions” were made by You and are partly to blame, for your present condition. Life starts Again [Galatians 6:9], with the Lords’ Mercies…  even though: You “Choose to Acknowledge them or Reject them!” I Never “Go ALONE”... through ‘Anything’… the Holy Spirit of GOD... is Always with ME!

*** (Psalms 118:24) This is the day which the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.

*** (Lamentations 3:22-23) It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are Not consumed, because His compassions fail not.
(Lam 3:23) They are New every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.

*** (Job 2:4) And Satan answered the LORD Jehovah and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man has he will give for his life.
(Job 2:5) But indeed put forth Your hand now, and touch his bone and his flesh, and he will curse You to Your face.
(Job 2:6) And the LORD Jehovah said to Satan, Behold, he is in your hand, but save his life.
(Job 2:7) 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 [Job] 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. [Isaiah 45:5-6-7]

*** (Rom 8:26-to-31) Likewise the [Holy] Spirit also helps our infirmities. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groaning’s which cannot be uttered.
(Rom 8:27) And He [Jesus] searching the hearts knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
(Rom 8:28) And we know that ALL things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
(Rom 8:29) For whom He [God] foreknew, He also Predestinated to be Conformed to the image of His Son, for Him to be the First-born among many brothers.
(Rom 8:30) But whom He Predestinated, these He also Called; and whom He Called, those He also Justified. And whom He justified, these He also Glorified.
(Rom 8:31) What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? [None!]

*** (Proverbs 16:18) Pride goes before destruction; and a Haughty spirit before a Fall.

*** (Matthew 13:12) For whoever has, to him shall be given; and he shall have more abundance. But whoever does not have; from him shall be taken away; Even that which he has.

“Losing ‘what’ you have – 101”…Blog.

Often when I am asked for counsel about situation… my suggestion is “Know God & His Holy Word: Better than You know… “NOW”…! Spiritual Maturity does NOT happen “Overnight!” Only by knowing His Holy Word [Romans 10:17], does your “Faith Grow!” Once one is Born Again by His Holy Spirit, your free will & God’s Chastening are in effect in your life. Perhaps a suggestion? Begin your day with His Holy Word. Meet Him, with a “Prepared Hart” [2Chronicles 12:14 & Ezra 7:10]. Often times I ask, “Do You know your “Real Position” in Christ and WHAT: He Jesus, prayed for You”…? Most do NOT know what that is. Simply open your Bible and read: “Romans 8: All & John 17:All”…! Those two Bible chapters contain a “Refocusing” of your “Heart, Mind & Soul” and will chase away those feelings of: ‘Depression & Aloneness!’ Then You have the Choice: “Believe yourself and your feelings… or… Believe GOD!” Which one will You choose…? Please answer… “Out Loud to Yourself”…?

“Feelings: Help or Hindrance – 101” …Blog.  [1/4]
*** (2Corinthians 4:7) But we have this Treasure [Romans 8:9] in earthen [our human bodies] vessels; that the excellency of the [His Holy Spirit] Power; may be of God; and –> ‘NOT’ of us.

May I share a ‘True Story’…? I have been Born Again for some years. It has been my practice to meet with Jesus in His Holy Word… ‘Each morning’… “Mark 1:35 & 1Samuel 3:21.” I alternate between NT & OT books… as our Lord leads me… “Romans 8:14”. One morning I was reading… “2Chronicles 12:14” and was “Convicted by God’s Holy Spirit”… that I was ‘NOT’ practicing His Word; in ‘NOT’ preparing my heart [Ezra 7:10]: before reading His Word. According to “Proverbs 28:13” & “1John 1:5-to-10”… I immediately ‘confessed & changed’ my “Actions”… and have made this my ‘practice’… for some many years.

*** (James 4:4-to-10) You adulterers and adulteresses! Don't you know that friendship with the world means hostility [War] with God? So whoever wants to be a friend of this world is an enemy of God. [Matthew 6:24 & Luke 16:13]
(Jas 4:5) Or do you think the Scripture means nothing: when it says that the Spirit that God caused to live in us jealously yearns for us? [Joshua 24:19]
(Jas 4:6) But He gives all the more grace. And so He says, "God opposes the arrogant: but gives grace to the humble." [2Corinthains 12:6-to-10 & Hebrews 4:16]
(Jas 4:7) Therefore, Submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will run away from you.
(Jas 4:8) Come close to God, and He will come close to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and Purify your hearts, you double-minded.
(Jas 4:9) Be Miserable, Mourn, and Cry. [Repent] Let your laughter be turned into mourning, and your joy into gloom.
(Jas 4:10) Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you.

*** (2Corinthains 5:19-20-21) For in Christ God; was reconciling the world [any that would come] to Himself; by not counting their sins against them through His forgiveness]; and He has committed to us; the message of reconciliation. [in Christ alone]
(2Co 5:20) Therefore, we are Christ's representatives; as though God were pleading through us [to You!]. We plead on Christ's behalf: “[You] Be reconciled to God!”
(2Co 5:21) God made the One [Jesus]; Who did not know sin; to be sin for us [Christ our Passover]; so that we might become God's righteousness in Him [Jesus].

“Will ‘You’ be: “Reconciled to God?” – 101” …Blog.

*** (2Samuel 24:24) And the king said to Araunah, No, but I will surely buy from you at a price. And I will NOT offer burnt offerings to the LORD Jehovah my God of that which costs me nothing. And David bought the threshing-floor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver.

Love; in Christ, Roger // “Psalms 138:2”…!