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Today, the reply is on why the process for healing and help within the church founded by Jesus Christ often appears distant, impersonal, and unfeeling. Those who turn to GOD hoping to escape confusion, hardship, and pain, will be shaken to find that life as the new creation of Jesus Christ also is filled with challenge, encounters with error, and various forms of opposition. Sinners who approach the church having lives filled with anger, bitterness, fear, and uncertainty demand a personal response from members of the body; however, correctly understood, attention and focus for everyone must be on the example of Jesus Christ, and the unseen things of GOD that are being revealed. Rather than focus on his own comfort and prosperity, Jesus centered on the fulfillment of promise and prophecy; obedience to the spirit within sacred law and divine principle; eternal purpose; and the sovereign will of the Father. The needs for cleansing, nourishment, and new life are met more by our acceptance of duty, humility, and the demands we make of ourselves, than the demands we make of others. It is written: Philippians 2: 5-13, King James Version (KJV): 5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: 7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: 8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. 9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: 10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; 11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. 13 For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure. One of the fighters in the “Yahoo! Answers” public forum on Religion & Spirituality (no profile data appears) posted the following:

 

I thought Jesus healed the brokenhearted and mad men. You go to todays church for help and they just look at you like you’re crazy.?

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW: The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. (Psalms 34: 17-19, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER: Good Works Have Priority? (11/28/2019); Why Do They Sing? (11/14/2019); Taboo To Be “spiritual”? (10/07/2019); Divine Fruit From Suffering? (12/19/2018); The Church Of Jesus (06/18/2018); GOD’s Way Not Equal? (07/17/2016); Can Someone Be Happy? (12/10/2013); Asked to Help? (12/11/2013)

 

Anonymous”, every member of a church body usually is not instructed and prepared to address the broad range of life experience as mentors, parents, spouses, and professional therapists. More than this, genuine sacred healing requires divine process and spirit substance that may not be according to the frameworks of time and space. Here are some points to consider when reflecting on our experiences entering the church as a place of healing and safety apart from the world. Many become very disappointed, and even discouraged, because they are looking for solutions that are not truly aspects of the atonement, forgiveness, and reconciliation established by Christ:

(1.) The primary focus of the church has to be on redemption and salvation that are sacred works performed using fresh endowments of the Holy Spirit that are imparted from Jesus Christ to exist within the hearts and minds of sinners who seek new life through the Savior’s death, burial, and resurrection.

(2.) Sinners often approach divinity having a mix of emotional, financial, physical, psychological, and spiritual problems that can not be addressed by other persons like themselves. A new relationship with the Creator must be established wherein they receive substance from the makeup of GOD (for example, faith, holiness, longsuffering, lovingkindness, oneness without sameness, personhood, wisdom, wrath against sin). Immortal, incorruptible, invisible GOD will use material, social, and visible tools that are on the earth to respond to such persons and their needs.

(3.) Developing believers are granted fellowship as members within assemblies and communities of faith; however, much of their development as new believers must be through self-directed operations to build up their own inner content as seen with commitment, discovery, gradual growth, learning, practice of sacraments (e.g., praise; prayer; unselfish service), private study of the holy writings, suffering, and heartfelt worship.

(4.) Those who become “born again” also must “grow up again;” and all are to become mature and ripe for harvesting from the earth by Jesus Christ at his appearing (we say, the Advent; the Rapture; the Second Coming). The saved are to continue on the earth as vessels of divine substance, the offspring of GOD, and the new creation. As believers, they are to display the image of GOD, and are to resemble, reflect, and reveal the character and likeness of Jesus Christ.

There is far more that should be said, correctly examined, and spiritually apprehended. (For example, hear a selection from the music ministry of Steve Amerson: 5. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5frx0hqWVqw.) Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful. Be it unto you according to your faith.

 

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THE BLACK PHOENIX

Washington, DC

Today, the duty of believers, divine love, and sharing are topics.  Also, there is more on judgment and whether believers can have complete happiness while justice demands the damnation of others.  The writer at “Yahoo! Answers India” using the ID “deepak57” (Level 7 with 29,216 points, a member since 10 April 2006) posted the following:

 

If God asks you to help your brother, will you help him, even with money ?

 

THE BATTLE AXE:  Can Someone Be Happy? (12/10/2013)—Yes, there are many things that will be the exclusive privilege of GOD.  However, where the good news of divine love demonstrated by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is correctly accepted and consistently put to work as a believer’s primary understanding, a person receives freedom, hope, and strength.  All confusion, doubt, fear, and guilt can be cast out through the joint operations of GOD and the believer.  Even so, as the rappers say, You can deal with this, or you can deal with that….  Every time a trapeze artist goes up under the Big Top, he may concentrate on falling or missing the bar; or he can concentrate on what he has perfected through practice.  Every time the lion tamer enters the cage, he may concentrate on being ripped apart by the fury and terror of the beasts, or he may concentrate on completing a thoroughly rehearsed routine.  Similarly, it is a choice that must be made voluntarily by every believer to focus upon the myriad of benefits and sacred possibilities, or to continue to be filled with the cares and worries that come by the animal aspects of human existence.  Many feel it is more noble to commit themselves to a desperate concentration upon family and loved ones than to become a full time worker for their inclusion within the coming kingdom.  Rather than spread the Gospel after preparation through fellowship, prayer, and study, instead, they attack all divine provisions for death, rebirth, and sanctification.  Righteous judgment does not always mean condemnation, and verdicts of “guilty as charged.”  There also is mercy, and proclamations of “not guilty” and even of “time served.”  Realizing the power of divine love in ones own experience through the ministries of Jesus Christ does require change, growth, learning, and submission to GOD, for the rebirth is properly understood as the revelation of GOD to all Creation.  (See Isaiah 65:  13-25, Romans 6:  3-5, 2nd Corinthians 5:  1-10, Colossians 3:  1-15 and Revelation 3:  17-19, KJV.)

 

THE GOLDEN ARROW:  Woe unto him that buildeth his house by unrighteousness, and his chambers by wrong; that useth his neighbour’s service without wages, and giveth him not for his work;  That saith, I will build me a wide house and large chambers, and cutteth him out windows; and it is cieled with cedar, and painted with vermilion.  Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar? did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?  He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him:  was not this to know me? saith the Lord.  (Jeremiah 22:  13-16, KJV)

 

THE DOUBLE DAGGER:  The Rich in Divine Relationship? (11/29/2013); We Are Still Sinning? (11/30/2013); The Head Not the Tail? (10/21/2013); Stronger Tests for the Strong? (10/22/2013); On Seeing Jesus Serve the Poor (12/03/2012); Hero or Zero? (12/04/2012); Prosperity Destroys Fools (09/25/2012); Life and Death (09/26/2012)

 

“deepak57”, may I share some thoughts.  Money is often needed, yet, is the least important thing.  In pride, many insist upon their having entitlement and rights to the belongings of others.  Many respond to giving with anger, hostility, and resentment.  Here are a few points carefully considered among Christian believers:

(1.)  GOD is a being whose content and makeup is pure spirit substance.  Included are such inseparable endowments as faith, holiness, humility, longsuffering, love, truth, wisdom, and wrath against sin.  GOD is incarnate (has a body, dimension, or form), performs actions, and is known to be present through material objects that include created beings and living creatures. 

(2.)  Through Creation, GOD displays divine process, feeling, intellect, person, presence, sacred purpose, and consecrated will.   Despite that human awareness and language do not allow a perfect understanding to things that are totally spirit in nature and substance, and that, therefore, our communication is always imperfect, mankind does have developed methods and expressions that allow us to have some shared understandings.

(3.)  Through the Gospel of Jesus Christ, men and women in the earth receive a revelation of divine love, whereby we learn that “helping” and being in relationship as brothers is also a process of making divinity and Spirit present, and visible.  For this reason, believers in the Gospel often must serve and share as those who are themselves in poverty, and forced to operate with financial limitations; yet, who possess spiritual gifts and understandings that are described as riches and wealth.  Human history has shown that, where we continue with a narrow focus generated by our animal aspects and the flesh, helping and solving problems become corrupted.  Help in time of trouble becomes simply a matter of barter, buying and selling, exploitation, lending, and giving away money, and so promotes betrayal, conflict, crime, destruction, selfishness, and war. 

There is far more to be said, reasonably shared, and spiritually understood.  (For example, (4.)  It is not how little or much we possess; it is how much we enjoy what we possess; and the key to enjoying more is that we share what we have.  Thus, as humans, our compassion is most freely expressed when acknowledged and welcomed through gratitude and respect.  However, to love (we say, to add value) is to provide benefit without obligation and demands for payment—even the simple courtesy of a “thank you.”  Too often, human efforts to love by giving unselfishly become distracted and side-tracked, for our fleshly aspect repeatedly seeks validation by covenants of acceptance, cooperation, truth and trust as conditions for our continuing to help.  By contrast, what we do anchored and rooted in divine love allows both giver and receiver to be in full freedom, and, thereby, has enduring value to all.)  Even so, I trust this fragment will be useful.  Be it unto you according to your faith.  A ransom has been paid for you; you are counted as having infinite worth.  Jesus is coming.

THE BLACK PHOENIX
Washington, DC

 

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