Monday, 16 January 2017

Bear One Another's Burdens

Scripture: Galatians 6 v 7-8: "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting."
Romans 15 v 1 - 2: "We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not to please ourselves.  Let every one of us please his neighbour for his good to edification."

There is nobody perfect except Jesus. We are a work in progress until He moves us to Heaven, and then we will be changed in the twinkling of an eye to be like Him. So if we come across a fallen Christian restore him gently as you would like to have that same kindness done to you if you should fall.

We must bear each other's burdens. When someone is struggling with problems, as we pray expect to feel the weight of their load resting on you. Do not complain or reject it. As Jesus bore our sins we must do our part to help our brethren. Not every Christian is called by God to be an Intercessor, those who take on many stresses daily as a spiritual calling, but we can be available to the Lord if He needs us to help others.

Everyone bears his own responsibility and will give an account to the Lord one day. God does not allow Himself to be mocked by anyone so be very careful because what you sow you shall surely reap. If you cause hurt or pain to the family of God you are in danger of being hurt yourself.

So keep short accounts and be quick to repent of wrongdoing.  If you have sown bad seeds like gossipping; undermining; belittling; arguing; being resentful then pray for crop failure before those seeds germinate and come back to taunt you.

In the world there is very little love, gentleness or kindness so spread the peace and love of Jesus around and surprise people into the Kingdom of God. We can see how the world is disintegrating around us into violence, anarchy, terrorism, demonstrations, protests, hacking, cyber theft, murder and mayhem.  This is the nature of Satan in His death throes.

Fear has come on many this past year or more with plagues and evil manifesting. The Antichrist is rising. The full manifestation of his evil nature must be seen and felt before he is cast into the Lake of Fire.  Jesus says "Fear not' to those who follow Him fully and diligently.   He can only protect those whose names are in the Lamb's Book of Life.  That is your passport to everlasting life.

The moment you are born again by faith in Jesus Christ with your sins washed away in His Blood  and baptised by full immersion in water (Christening as a baby does not count) then your name is written in the Lamb's Book of Life. In Revelations 2 Jesus says also that if you don't overcome the sins of your flesh and soul then your name will be removed from the book of Life.

So even in your salvation t's and c's apply. (Terms and Conditions - adhere to them and your contract will be complied with.) For the power of the gospel to apply to you - If you believe; if you follow Me; if you love one another; if you bear other's burdens; if you obey My Word - then your prayers are answered and your salvation is sure.

So bear one another's burdens; live a holy life by worshipping God and loving others. Stand for what is true and just, and shun evil people and their ways. This is the way to ensure where you will spend eternity. Remember what Paul said - If the righteous scarcely be saved, what of these others?

Prayer: Father God make me an instrument of peace and love to sow the world with seeds of truth, righteousness and faith to bless them. I am available to You Lord whenever I am needed. If there is someone in need let me help bear that burden to Your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.