Thursday, February 21, 2019

Both H.E.A.R.T. and Ministry and Manners will be held today as scheduled.

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The Ministry of the Comforter

John 14:26-27 (KJV)
26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

During the past couple of months, we have had 6 people die that were either in our church our immediate family to people who attend our church. It has been a time of sorrow, but also a great time for people to understand and experience the ministry of the comforter. Whenever the comforter is doing his work, He brings to light the truths of Scripture. Sometimes that means giving deeper understanding of passages that Christians are familiar with. At other times, it means that he brings to remembrance truths that we already know. At other times he uses a devotional or a message to bring to our hearts what we need. This is the work of the Comforter. It is interesting that He has the power and ability to “bring ALL things to your remembrance, whatsoever, I have said unto you.” The Comforter knows the greatest comfort that he can bring to someone is the words of God.

Because this is true, supernatural peace is available for the believer in the deepest hours of sorrow. When hearts are troubled and afraid, Jesus said Peace, I leave with you. How could he leave peace when He was going away? The answer is simple – The Father sent the Comforter. Dear Friend, if you are reading this, and you cannot find peace in your life, the answer is simple, you do not have the comforter, the Holy Spirit in your Heart. Where the Comforter resides, He brings supernatural peace through God’s Word.

Peace is available to you because of the cross of Christ.

Romans 5:1-2 (KJV)
1 Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:
2 By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

If you turn to Christ and believe in His death, burial, and resurrection as the payment for your sins, you can have peace with God. When one hasn’t dealt with His sin God’s way, there is no peace, but if you get saved by repenting of sin and believing on Christ, at that moment, the Holy Spirit, the Comforter begins to reside in your heart.

Romans 8:9 (KJV)
9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

For Christians, the Holy Spirit is able to bring all things to your remembrance that Christ hath said, but He can’t bring to remembrance what we have not learned, and studied, and memorized. My I urge you to fill your mind with God’s Word so he can bring things to your remembrance like

Hebrews 13:5 (KJV)
5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Philippians 4:19 (KJV)
19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Psalm 46:1 (KJV)
1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Philippians 4:6-7 (KJV)
6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Isaiah 26:3 (KJV)
3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

You see, the ministry of the comforter is that he brings peace not as the world giveth, but as Christ giveth! Let the Comforter minister to you today!

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