Monday, 3 August 2015

Wrong Perceptions

Scripture:  isaiah 53 v 4:

"Surely He hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem Him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted."

- Isaiah 53 is the prophecy of the crucifixion of Jesus and in this verse He took upon Himself willingly all our hurts, grief and sorrow.

- In seeing Him die amongst sinners it was believed that He was an evildoer being judged of God with whipping and death.

- We also judge those who are going through hard times and suffering, to have God's wrath upon them! Many times the struggle they are having is on behalf of others they are praying for.

- Romans 15 v1 says we who are strong must bear the burdens of the weak. In bearing those burdens we sometimes sag under the weight and are judged unfairly.

- People may also appear afflicted when they are being released from bondage as the demons leave. Some have to be removed slowly because of an ancestral curse. So the person seems to have many long afflictions.

- Seek God's face for answers as to why people are afflicted before you make a false judgment or wrong perception. You may be surprised at what He reveals and how He leads you to pray.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, as You carried our burdens so must we learn to help those who are struggling. Change the way we think about them so we can be more like You. Amen.