Posts Tagged ‘sick’

DAILY NUGGETS

The sick needs healing. The bereaved or lonely needs comfort, support and encouragement. The fearful and the oppressed need deliverance, courage and faith in God. Jesus Christ is strong and able to meet all of these needs, and much more.

When you and your family wonder why your loved one should die or become bedfast as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic or get agitated because of the lockdown; Stop. Look up to God. Call upon Him. Tell Him all of your problems. The LORD God, who is rich in mercies shall answer you and come to the rescue. There is healing in the blood of Jesus. There is healing in the mighty name of Jesus. The bereaved needs comfort: Jesus said: Let not your heart be troubled: You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you; I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3.

For the Christians who have physically lost relations or friends, be comforted in the words of Jesus. He said further: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live. And whosoever lives and believes in me, shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11: 25-26. Jesus said these words at Bethany, where he responded to the call of Mary and Martha, who earlier sent for Him while their brother Lazarus was very sick. Lazarus had died before Jesus arrived in the town. Jesus went ahead to the tomb of Lazarus and called him from the dead; on his fourth day in the tomb, already decomposing and stinking! Remarkably, Lazarus came out alive, walking, with the grave clothing wrapped around him. Jesus commanded that the men around should loose him, free to go; fully restored back to life. What a miracle!

Nothing is too hard for Jesus, who is the Author and the Prince of life. Jesus said: I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except by me. John 14:6. When a Christian dies, it is not over or finished for him or her. The spirit goes to God the Maker. His body which housed the spirit and soul had died and gets buried or cremated. In addition, believers who die have only gone to rest in anticipation of the glorious Resurrection morning. That is when we who are alive shall be transformed with new bodies to meet those saints who died recently and long time ago, in the air; as Jesus Christ shows up in the skies to gather us to Himself. Thenceforth, we shall be with Jesus and be also reunited with our departed ones. Therefore, we should not be sad and discouraged like the hopeless ones. Let this great assurance comfort us. 1 Thess. 4: 13-18. Cheer up! Look at these comforting words in 1Corinthians 15:51-53: Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, vs 52 – In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. vs 53 – For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

At the resurrection, our new bodies, our sanctified souls and our saved spirits shall unite. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thess. 5:23. At the first Resurrection; the body is raised from the dead or renewed or shall we say, transformed.

The living Christian would not taste physical death. The body shall be united with the spirit and soul. Brethren, please cheer up and be comforted. The weary, hungry, thirsty, oppressed, cheated, harassed or lost have hope and deliverance through Jesus. He also said: Come unto me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11: 28. This is a great exchange. You drop your burdens with Jesus, while Jesus gives you his peace and solutions in exchange. He offers relief and solution to your heartfelt problems and needs. Come, just as you are. Come trusting. Come believing. Come now. Call upon Him. He shall answer you. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13.

STOP THAT BAD THOUGHT OF SUICIDE

You are not alone. Do not be afraid or shy. Talk to your neighbour, someone; anyone who would listen to you. Release the bottled up tension. Share your thoughts.

Most people are hurting, in one way or another. You would not be the first or the last to hurt. Many have been hurt before.

Jesus said:

Come to me, all of you who are striving/ struggling and working hard/ going through tough times/ jilted/ let down/ robbed/ disappointed/ raped/ bereaved/ insulted or undermined/ abused/ discriminated against/ made redundant/ lost huge sums of money or business/ divorced/ abandoned/ sick, weak or pronounced with terminal disease/ victimised/ or silently suffering and bottled up with the pressure of problems. I will give you rest, says Jesus.

Make an exchange with me. Cast your problems upon me, while I give you my own light burden and my easy yoke.

God Almighty said: Come now and let us reason together. Come now; just as you are. It does not matter how far or deep you have gone in your situation.

God is a very present help in time of trouble.
Jesus does not condemn you. Neither do I condemn you.

It is the hungry who needs food. The thirsty needs water or suitable drink. The tired needs rest. The homeless needs shelter. The naked needs clothing. The physically or psychologically challenged need appropriate support. The lonely needs friendship or companionship. The bereaved and sorrowful needs comfort.

Please, do not go through your problems alone. It is only the dead who are problem-free. When God helps through someone, we are enabled to help others who go through similar challenges or problems.

I am availabe to talk, chat and pray with you and pray for you. – “We are helpers of your joy.”

Through JESUS, we can win and overcome any situation.
From Adefolaju Ashaye.

CAN HOMOSEXUALITY BE HEALED BY GOD?- PART 1

Yes.Homosexuality can be healed by God because it is a chronic problem facing some people in our world today.God Almighty loves every man and woman,boy and girl,in this world, throughout every generation!He, as Maker, has made provision for all to enjoy in this world, as human beings treat their fellow human beings as they would wish to be treated- in reciprocal love,peace and harmony!A hungry person needs food. A thirsty person needs drink;or better still needs water,which is the best drink.A sad and sorrowful person needs comfort and encouragement.A sick person needs medicine;or better still,needs to see the doctor most suitable for his or her condition.A naked person needs clothing.A homeless person,who lives rough,needs good shelter and acceptance.The fearful person needs assurance and courage.The drug addict needs counsel, deliverance,healing,courage,faith and hope.The lonely person needs healthy and normal relationship.The Twenty-first Century world needs to listen to God,the MANUFACTURER,Maker of Heaven,Earth and the whole Universe.God the ALMIGHTY,made all things in this universe, perfectly and in order. He made human beings perfectly as the greatest of his creation. He made human beings male and female.He empowered human beings with the ability to respond to the spiritual, physical and intellectual realms.We were also given the ability to produce offsprings like us.Human beings were also given the liberty to make choices.God Almighty did not create us as robots,but as intelligent,creative beings!However, this liberty was abused by our first forebears(Adam- the first man and Eve- the first woman),through the manipulative,deceptive actions of Satan,one of the most powerful and beautiful created angelic beings made by God.Satan had plotted to overthrow God and raise rebellious beings like himself to oppose God and his sovereignty!(Please,read more about this in our posts of March 1,2012 titled’Grace Upon Grace:All-sufficient Grace’). Also read our post of March 18 2012 titled: ‘This World System and Saving Faith’ Our world today,more than ever before,needs to repent and run back to God!A confused person needs to be sorted out by appropriate verbal counsel,spiritual,physical,psychological and physiological counsel or a combination of some or all of these treatments!NOTHING is too difficult for GOD!A person in need should go to the person who can best solve his or her problem or supply his or her need.If a man lacks something and refuses to go to the person or place where his need would be met,he would continue to suffer unduly and if he dies in his needy condition,he would only have himself to blame.In the begining,God made human beings perfectly as male and female.As a result of drug abuses over many generations,human bodies have been subjected to abnormal changes and manipulative modifications!Chromosomal aberrations have resulted in the manifestations of both physical and physiological abnormalities in nature,contrary to the original creation by God Almighty!The resultant development of genes due to mutations can therefore not be attributed to a normal way of life,comparable to the creation by God.When an individual exhibits certain unusual,subnormal,or abnormal traits,it should never be misconstrued as God-given traits or characteristics!There are inheritable as well as non-inheritable characteristics.The mere fact that any person,male or female develops unusual interest in another person of the same sex must never be misinterpreted as an indication of a gift or a condition created by God! God is not and can never be the author or maker of confusion!Some individuals are shy from early age and as a result of poor handling,they remain shut in or badly oriented with inability to relate properly to the opposite sex!There have been cases of persons who have been abused during development and as such reach a chronic condition of inferiority due to fear and less physical ability to challenge their bullies or oppressors!Due to negative,unproductive,repetitive sexual abuses,such people settle in or resign to a life-time of unnatural sexuality!In some cases,men or women who have been jilted or maltreated by friends or intended marital partners in heterosexual relationships in the past resort to second-rate status of unnatural sexuality.Yet other cases exist of individuals,who out of curiosity,decide to experiment with homosexuality and thus get hooked on!It may surprise you, friend, that other cases exist who out of deliberate,conscious disobedience,adopt a homosexual life style.Some others have got into it through frustration,arising from parental or family abuses.This message is coming to you by the mercies of God and never intended to condemn you if at all you are already in a homosexual relationship.You might have been the victim of inflential persons in society who used their positions and wealth to lure you into homosexuality;It is not too late to decide to be set free today!Perhaps in your own case,you got into homosexuality gradually through the substitution of negative alternatives to normal sexual orientation:Alternatives such as gradual indulgence in pornography.There are also negative alternatives such as masturbations.Whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD shall be delivered.God is able to change your negative sexual orientation into HIS NORMAL POSITIVE CREATIVE TYPE! You only need to ask for his help.Jesus said that God loves the world so much as to give his only begotten Son that whosoever believes on him should not perish,but have everlasting life.God did not send his Son into this world to condemn it,but to save it through his Son(John 3:16-17)God loves us all,but hates our sins in any form.Sin kills,but JESUS CHRIST Saves completely.For the wages of sin is death,but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ,our Lord (Romans6:23).ALL GOVERNMENTS AND THOSE IN POSITIONS OF AUTHORITY SHOULD STOP TOYING WITH THE ESTABLISHED COUNSEL OF GOD.The Marriage Institution should not be tampered with;otherwise,God would deal appropriately with all who disobey.The sanctity of marriage as being between ONE MAN AND ONE WOMAN should be upheld!Do not allow any government,politician or religious leader to mislead you and give you false sense of security in continued disobedience to God! We love you by the grace of God.Jesus does not condemn you;neither do we condemn you.Jesus has come not only for the whole world,but in particular for you personally.Please,surrender your life to God through Jesus.Invite Jesus Christ into your life.When you do so he would come to you and the transformation would be evident. We are here as helpers of your joy. God knows about the tense condition of your mind and life. He knows all about your struggles.JESUS HEALS BROKEN HEARTS AND MINDS.Jesus invites you to come.We bring his message of love to you through this medium. Please,get in touch with us at AgapeFocus.Inform your friends too.God bless you.