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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Loneliness: Christ said: "Peace be Still."

A Cyr M.Th
At one point or another, all people, both unbelievers and believers in Christ alike experience loneliness.  And, we look for things to supplement the unhealthy loneliness, which, at times, can manifest itself  in the form of depression. If not dealt with can cause a variety of struggles in a person's daily life.  For believers 'truth' is found in God's word. 
But, as a Christian, we feel God's presence should be felt all the time and that we should never be lonely. However, unfortunately, we don't always feel the presence of God as we presume we ought. There are times when loneliness takes over our faith.

1), Although we are born again, we are still in this earthly body
2). There's a misconception between human loneliness, spiritual hopelessness.
3).  The fleshly mind and spiritual discernment.

 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you. (John 14:18). Our carnal minds have a mind of their own a different way of framing perceived issues in man's as far as loneliness, don't make the spiritual aspect anymore appeal; with the fleshly mind that is.
When Jesus speaks about this, it's about a storm the disciples has gone through, and they were so scared they woke Jesus to more or less calm the storm.  No believer, no true believer can say their walk with God always has been perfect and that the word of faith movement makes it any better. Faith is the key to unlocking the mysteries of Godly wisdom. Godly wisdom is not born of flesh; therefore, the answers or questions thereof make it impossible to discern in the flesh. Spiritual discernment comes into play when the personal requests in prayer seem to align with God's word.  We begin to doubt if God is listening to us or if some sin in our life is causing God not to act. First, let me be clear, once saved, always saved is my position on salvation. However, the question of fellowship with God can cause a separated relationship between you and Christ, not because He hates you rather He hates sin and wants you to walk in faith and not the flesh. Therefore, repentance is needed for all of us when we pray to God, "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:19).

Does God heal the physically wounded and perform miracles, which we often take for granted?  Yes, Jesus heals people physically and yes, we should pray for all things in life to bring personal worries of not only ourselves but to those we love to the Lord Jesus Christ. There's not a question that should be the case. But please remember (as even I do) that what's born of God is spiritual creating a new heart and transformation of that fleshly man we lean on for easy answers. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9). Believe it or not, God doesn't want anyone to die and go to hell. But, we see out of context verses and quote mining, Calvinist, and legalistic folks taking other Scriptures out of context to explain Christ wants to save a few because man is inherently wicked and will do anything but for the laws of first, you have to problems with that assertion the first of which being: "The aim of our charge is love that issues from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith." (1 Timothy 1:5).

God has given all men a conscious. Therefore, the idea or implication that the man is too evil to accept or seek God is not only preposterous, but it flies in the face of what the Bible says. Now, are all men sinners? Yes, according to the original sin doctrine all men are sinful, but that does not mean they know wrong from right. Even after the fall of Adam and Eve, they knew right from wrong.
Secondly, Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul

of the son is mine: the soul that sins, it shall die." (Ezekiel 18:4)."
Understand, this post is not regarding the problem of evil.This post is within regard to the fundamental question of loneliness and spiritual affliction.

However, it is safe to say from God's word that the soul the unrepentant saved man will perish, and not receive the things promised to those who love God. Knowing you're a sinner and cannot save yourself, knowing Jesus died on the cross, and His shed blood washes away your sin; believing that that is what saves you.Changing from disbelief to belief.

Now, the doctrine of repentance and godly living follow salvation. But not before as some suggest. One truly can't repent unless they hear the gospel of Christ, which is far beyond making the best decision of your life, salvation. I realize others have different opinions on how one comes to Christ, but no one can deny that Jesus draws men to Himself through God the Father. "No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me to draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day." (John 6:44).
 These things I have spoken to you, that in me you might have peace. (John 16:33)

Finally, the spiritual man has a way a of leaning on God for help, for relief from the storm he's going through; to hear the words of Jesus Christ: " ..." Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm." (Mark 4:39)."


Cite

1). 4:39. King James Version. Bible Hub.http://biblehub.com/mark/4-39.htm
2). 1 John 1:9 King James Version. Bible Hub. http://biblehub.com/1_john/1-9.htm
3)  .John 14:18. King James Version. Bible. http://biblehub.com/john/14-18.htm
4).. Ezekiel 18:4  King James Version. Bible. http://biblehub.com/ezekiel/18-4.htm
5).  John 6:44 King James Version. Bible. .http://biblehub.com/john/6-44.htm

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