Words of Comfort after September 2001
by Angela Doreathy Watkins
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I am sharing an article that I wrote after 9/11/01.
First, I would like for all to know that my prayers are with the world, families, nations, volunteers, workers and just everybody. I am asking the Almighty God to lead us, heal us, bring us closer together and work a miracle in all our lives.
We do not represent grief counseling nor are we certified.
I am not a Pastor, Minister nor Clergy.
My only hope and resource is the Divine Holy Bible, Inspired Written Word of God.
I would like to travel back in time to about A.D. 96 or A.D. 68.My traveling will take me to The Island of Patmos and I am thinking on Revelation first through the seventh chapter.
Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.
Revelation 7:9 After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands.
Revelations 7:16 They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat.
Revelations 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.
It is human to be in grief. I have never met a person yet that has been able to escape the experience of grief.
The book of Job 2:13 tells me that "So they sat down with him upon the ground seven days and seven nights, and none spake a word unto him; for they saw that his grief was very great.
"There is no school that I have heard of yet that can teach you how to master grief. Diaster is a sudden, unexpected guest that we do not want to meet.
The book of Acts 27:10,14 tells me that "This voyage will be with hurt and much damage, not only of the lading and ship, but also of our lives. But not long after there arose against it a tempestuous wind, called Euroclydon.
"Seven Epistles addressed to the churches of the seven cities of Asia, named in chapters one and two, and now written to in the same order, beginning with Ephesus and ending with Laodicea.
The apostle wrote to the 7 churches in Asia, and maybe others were touched by what he wrote. The number 7 stands for unity/completion in my understanding; and the 7 churches as mentioned in John's revelations must represent one universal church.
The church encountered trials, tribulations, persecution, and open opposers. The church was able to overcome and stand firmly. The faithful shall be rewarded. To him(her) that overcometh, there is a great reward.
As you know all things will not please us and there will be some trying times in our lives. A reminder to me we must learn to bear things, endure them to the end.
John's vison revealed that in spite of this period of unprecedented suffering involving nations of the whole earth, the wicked shall be overthrown and the end will not be a period of destruction, but of salvation.
Even Brother Job arose out of his afflictions with a victorous shout, "I know that my Redeemer liveth, even after the worms, my skin, they shall destroy, yet out of my flesh, I shall come and stand, and see God for myself."
Angels minister at the moment of death Luke 16:22
Forgiveness: 1 John 1:9
Guidance Psalm 25:4-12; Proverbs 1:7; 3:5-6
Love Psalm 63:3; John 14:21,23; Romans 5:5
Power II Corinthians 12:7-10; Ephesians 3:14-21
Protection Psalm 5:11,12; I Peter 1:5
Mediation Psalm 63:3,4; 89:1-11, 119:15
Prayer I Timothy 2:1-8; Hebrews 4:16
Bible Study II Timothy 3:16, 17; 4:1,2
Enemy Opposition Romans 7:23; I Peter 5:8; I John 2:15;Galations 5:16; James 4:7; I John 5:4
Pray for Israel Psalm 122:6, Isaiah 62:6-7Our Rulers I Timothy 2:1-3
Recommended Book Reading:Does God Have E-mail? Barbara Davey, Author. ISBN: 1-58244-137-5 and Published by Rutledge Books.
I enjoyed this book very much; it is a book of inspirational messages.
It touches on death, angels, views each day as an opportunity to rejoice, miracles, and yes it does touch on MAIL. I would recommend for all Pastors/Spiritual Leaders, Schools, Churches, Grief/Professional Services/Programs, Parents, etc. to review this book for possible sharing and helping others.
I do not represent grief counseling nor am I certified.
The messages contained in this 113 page book could be a help in this time.
When looking at this book some things came to my mind: Genesis 1:1 tells me "In the beginning God created the heaven and earth." Mark 13:10 tells me "And the gospel must first be published among all nations."
Daniel 12:4 tells me "But thou., O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased."
May The Almighty God send peace to all worldwide.
God is in TOTAL control and God is not sleep. HE knows and HE understands.
Jehovah - Shalom is my peace Judges 6:23-24
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