Born Again Christians
Hi Wombatus, I am continuing to pray for you through this painful time, since I private messaged you. I get knee issues with my ultra-running training, where I do to mush and get overuse injuries, or the knee gets pain on the side of it with tight leg muscles.
But Osteoarthritis in the knee is an awful pain and can be chronic with even painkillers not touching the pain. Here in Scotland we cannot get to clinics to see a doctor or get any kind of physio treatment with the lockdown.
When this lockdown is finished and people get to see a doctor, there is going to be thousands dying of cancer and other ailments that are to late to cure.
I was thinking about Jesus, if He would have had a kind of injuries and suffered pain, maybe like when he was younger, hitting a finger with a hammer doing his carpentry. (which is not in the Bible ha ha)
We know when God sent His son Jesus to live here on earth, He lived around people who suffered and had compassion to heal many of them.
Jesus himself suffered the cruel death on the cross, he did not deserve it because He lived a perfect sinless life. It is something I cannot comprehend, is the pain He went through, as he took the punishment for the world with our sins placed on Him. He did this willingly for us because He loves us and wants us to spend eternity with Him in Heaven.
Even reading through Job, his life was a mess where everything went wrong, with losing his family, his possessions Job 1:13-22 and had health issues Job 2:7. His faith towards God never wavered and I think we can learn from this.
I remember my uncle, when I nursed him over the few months before he went to the Lord, I remember one morning, I had to fly home and we had a good cry together.
He quoted Rev 21:4 KJV And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
This was his hope, he could not wait to be pain free. From a child he was always in pain, when he was a toddler his whole body was scolded in boiling water from a pan on the stove, and through the years he has always battled cancer in the nose, he has spinal disk problems and diabetes.
He always had hope and couldn’t wait to be in the presence of the Lord and I think we need this attitude when we suffer chronic pain or illnesses that have no relief, we need to cling on to Jesus.
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Ravi Zacharias has gone to be with our Lord, after decades of apologetic ministry. I saw him 10 years ago at a 5splash conference in Dundee. He was a great communicator of the word of God and defending the faith.
Muslim Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria’s Plateau state shot a Christian school director in the head before shooting his wife in the back and his two children in the feet on May 5, sources told Morningstar News.
Rev. Bayo Famonure, head of the Messiah College Christian high school, said he was shot at his home on the school’s premises in Gana Ropp village, Barkin Ladi County on Tuesday night. Famonure said his wife and children were also shot when eight herdsmen stormed the school while the family was asleep. In a text message, Pastor Famonure told Morning Star News: “Yes, I was shot in the head, but the bullet didn’t enter. It’s a miracle.” Sources said Famonure’s wife Na’omi was taken to University Teaching Hospital where she had surgery on her back on Wednesday and was in stable condition. Famonure said the children were also in stable health and that the family had been “chatting.” ...
China’s crackdown against Christianity continued to escalate throughout May, with numerous reports of church raids, cross removals, and intimidation of believers emerging from across the country.
According to persecution watchdog Bitter Winter, as China attempts to reopen after coronavirus lockdowns, communist authorities continue propagating “stability maintenance” measures that specifically target Christian places of worship.
Last week, the Chinese Christian Fellowship of Righteousness revealed on Twitter that a state-vetted church located at Panji District in the city of Huainan, Anhui Province, had its cross removed by authorities. In a video shared by the group, a worker can be seen standing on the now-vacant rooftop of the church next to a ladder. ...
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The Government has said that churches will be permitted to reopen “no earlier than 4 July”.
In its 60-page COVID-19 recovery strategy, which outlines its plan for exiting lockdown, the Government said it plans to allow a number of premises and businesses to reopen by July, though this is subject to the scientific guidance at the time.
Alongside places of worship, personal care facilities such as hairdressers and salons, leisure facilities such as cinemas, and hospitality businesses could reopenin July if social distancing measures mean the rate of infections has dropped sufficiently for the change to be deemed safe. …
Hi @pat f the trials and tribulations or sufferings like Lazarus are part of the Christian DNA. Were we read in [Rom 8:28 KJV] 28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
In our trials and tribulations God has a purpose in it, just like in your last post you seem to have a confidence and hope that the Lord is in control.
[Rom 5:3-5 KJV] 3 And not only [so], but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; 4 And patience, experience; and experience, hope: 5 And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.
This verse in Romans 5 helps us where tribulation = suffering affects us it helps us become stronger where:
• tribulation worketh/develop patience;
• patience worketh/deverlop experience;
• and experience worketh/develop hope.
And hope does not make us ashamed/disappointed, because God loves us in that He has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with love.
We must overcome these problems in our life and somehow rejoice in them, even when we feel battered by what the devil is doing in our lives and to our family and friends. We must believe, trust and have faith in that God is in control and is using these circumstances to make us stronger and build character.
“Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.” – Charles Spurgeon (2015). “The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 2: Sermons 54-106”, p.233, Delmarva Publications, Inc.