Don’t let Your Fire Go Out (The Sabbath Message for June 30, 2012)

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Christians get depressed too.

The vicissitudes of life gets us all down at one time or another. We who are spiritual are sometimes more heavily burdened than those who are unconscious of sin’s warfare. Christians get depressed too.

We are set upon by every demonic device, trick, conspiracy, illness and temptation of the devil to distract us from our divine path. The battle is bloody. The warfare is fierce. Hardly anyone notices our wounds are cares about our struggles. Christians get depressed too.

We are taunted by skeptics who say, “Healer, heal thy self!” We are bombarded with accusations of imperfections because we cry “Holy!” We help others up while we are cast down. Yes, Christians need help too.

We bind the wounds of those who injure us and yet our wounds go unattended. We wipe the tears of those who weep but our tears are unabated. The joy begins to slip away. The hope begins to fade. Christians get down too.

That is why we are instructed to minister to each other– speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in our hearts to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,submitting to one another in the fear of God.

1 Thessalonians 5 tells us that we should comfort each other and edify one another… recognizing those who labor among us and are over us in the Lord to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake… We should comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, and be patient with all. We should see that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for ourselves and for everyone… We are to Rejoice always, praying without ceasing, giving thanks in everything; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us.

We should never allow our fire to go out.

Do not quench the Spirit!

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2 responses

    • Thanks Paulette.
      I have prayed for you and I now stand with you in expectation of God’s intervention on your behalf in the name , authority and power of Jesus Christ. I pray that the Lord grants your heart’s desires and gives you the peace that comes from the assurance of answered prayer.

      owp

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