Share One Another’s Burdens

VERSE OF THE DAY

Galatians 6:2 (New Living Translation)

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Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.

We all endure obstacles in our path of life some more than others burdens hinder us share each others burdens living the way of faithfulness to the law of Christ

Are We Supposed to Carry Each Other’s Burdens as Galatians 6:2 Says?

It’s clear by unpacking these words that Paul was addressing two different types of burdens. One we are to help one another with. One we are responsible for ourselves. Paul states that by bearing one another’s burdens we fulfill the law of Christ.

Danielle Bernock

In the Book of Galatians, Paul writes that Christian brothers and sisters are supposed to carry one another’s burdens.

He states that in doing so we fulfill the law of Christ. But then he goes on to say that everyone needs to carry their own burden as well.

This can be quite confusing. What is Paul saying here?

Are we supposed to carry each other’s burdens or not? What are the burdens he’s talking about? Where does the law of Christ fit in?

The Context of Galatians 6:2

To get a better understanding of what Paul is trying to communicate, let’s start by looking at the passage for context.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ. For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For every man shall bear his own burden (Galatians 6:1-5, KJV, emphasis mine).

As you can see, it seems that Paul is contradicting himself. It’s interesting that he says burdens (plural), and burden (singular). This seems insignificant. But let’s look deeper.

‘Bear One Another’s Burdens’ in Detail

The original text was written in Greek, not English. So, we’ll look at both the original words, as well as their translations.

Bear – Paul used the same word both times. The word in Greek is a verb that means to take up, bear, carry, to carry (take) away. It also means to endure, tolerate, or support.

This word has been translated as bear, carry, share, help carry, and assume.

• Burden(s) – Paul used two different words each time. This in and of itself separates Paul’s first instruction from the second.

In the Greek:

Burdens – a weight, burden, trouble, heaviness. This type of burden has real substance with value, carries personal or eternal significance.

This word is found translated into the one word, burdens.

Burden – a burden, the freight of a ship, cargo, load. This type of burden must be carried by the individual as something personal, not transferrable.

This word is translated into a variety of words: load, conduct, burden, responsibility, luggage, actions, shortcomings.

It’s clear by unpacking these words that Paul was addressing two different types of burdens.

• One we are to help one another with.

• One we are responsible for ourselves.

Still, this can be difficult to understand how to apply, so let Scripture interpret Scripture to find out what Paul meant.

The Meaning of ‘Bear One Another’s Burdens’

See how the bearing of burdens is carried out in these three different translations (emphasis mine).

Live creatively, friends. If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself. You might be needing forgiveness before the day’s out. Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ’s law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived (Galatians 6:1-3, MSG).

Help carry each other’s burdens. In this way you will follow Christ’s teachings. So if any one of you thinks you’re important when you’re really not, you’re only fooling yourself (Galatians 6:2-3, GWT).

Carry one another’s burdens and in this way you will fulfill the requirements of the law of Christ [that is, the law of Christian love]. For if anyone thinks he is something [special] when [in fact] he is nothing [special except in his own eyes], he deceives himself (Galatians 6:2-3, AMP).

The Law of Christ in Other’s Burdens

Paul states that by bearing one another’s burdens we fulfill the law of Christ. He refers to it in 1 Corinthians as an example in his life.

To the Jews I became like a Jew so that I could help save Jews. I myself am not ruled by the law, but to those who are ruled by the law I became like someone who is ruled by the law. I did this to help save those who are ruled by the law. To those who are without the law I became like someone who is without the law. I did this to help save those who are without the law. (But really, I am not without God’s law — I am ruled by the law of Christ.) To those who are weak, I became weak so that I could help save them. I have become all things to all people. I did this so that I could save people in any way possible. (1 Corinthians 9:20-22, ERV, emphasis mine).

What is this law and where is it written? It isn’t defined in Scripture as such but is understood to be the law of love.

Jesus the Christ revealed this law when asked what the most important command was.

“The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:29-31).

James speaks of the law of love, calling it royal. 

Yes indeed, it is good when you obey the royal law as found in the Scriptures: “Love your neighbor as yourself” (James 2:8).

Love One Another As Christ Loves Us

God is love and Paul admonishes us to imitate him as dear children.

Therefore be imitators of God as dear children. And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us and given Himself for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweet-smelling aroma (Ephesians 5:1-2).

Galatians 6:2 Meaning of Carry Each Other’s Burdens

Feb 9, 2020 by Editor in Chief

Galatians 6:2
“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

Explanation and Commentary of Galatians 6:2

There are many ways that we may be called upon to carry the burdens of a brother or sister in Christ, but it seems that in this context, Paul is referring to the burden of the sins of our fellow believers, particularly those in our local context of the church to which we belong.

The verse prior said to “gently restore” someone who has fallen into sin, “watching” ourselves in the process so that we won’t be tempted as well. It is a means of grace to the believer to be in community with other believers who are willing to lovingly confront them in their sin. The Spirit of Christ in my brother or sister is often more reliable and clear-headed than the Spirit of Christ in me, especially when I have created a blind spot by giving in to some temptation and perhaps rationalizing it to the point of callousness.

The command here to carry burdens for one another is about the willingness to speak the truth in love (Eph 4:15), and carry out this truth-speaking with great understanding.

Breaking Down the Key Parts of Galatians 6:2

#1 “Carry each other’s burdens,”

Starting with empathic concern for the pain and trial of a brother or sister, when we join Jesus’ Church, officially in membership in the local church, or unofficially in the universal brotherhood with all Christians in the family of God, we commit to a certain responsibility to one another. We love one another. We care for one another. And in this verse, we will consider that God wants to speak to our brother or sister through our confrontation of them in their sin and possibly through church discipline.

#2 “and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”

If the law of Christ is to love one another as he has loved us (Jn 13:34), then this is a neglected, but necessary way to fulfill that law. Gentle restoration of a dear brother or sister in sin is a most loving action. It requires us to first die to our people-pleasing, and then to our self-righteousness. We take on responsibility to one another in this way, but not for one another. Ultimately, God is the one who is responsible for them. We are not tasked to change the heart of another, only to be used by God in his plan to change their hearts. If we get confused on that issue, we will take on God’s burden instead of our own. This is too heavy for anyone but God to bear, and we will only attempt it out of our own self-importance, a trap that will harm both the brother in sin and bearer of the burden.

Bible Study on Galatians 6:2

What does Galatians 6:2 mean?

Paul is giving instructions to the Galatian Christians about how to live with each other as Spirit-powered people in Christ. In the previous verse, he told them that when one is caught by sin, others should step in to help restore that person to walking by the Spirit again.

Now he tells them, and by extension all Christians, to help carry each other’s burdens. Notice what this means: Being in Christ does not mean we won’t have burdens to carry in this earthly life. We will. One of those burdens is the weightiness of our temptation to give into sin, and the heaviness of trying to get out of it. Paul wanted us to share that burden and not battle sin and temptation on our own.

The term used here by Paul is instructive. He describes these weights using the Greek term barē, which in New Testament use applies to something excessive or extreme in its weight (Revelation 2:24; Matthew 20:12). Later, Paul will use a different term, phortion, which is used for more-manageable burdens (Matthew 11:30; Acts 27:10).

We carry other burdens, as well, and sometimes we go through seasons where those burdens are too much for us to haul around. Such burdens might include relationship issues, financial problems, illness, indecision, or emotional difficulties. God’s Spirit certainly gives us the power to deal with these issues, but another way God intends to provide for those in Christ is by giving us the ability to help each other.

One way we can fail in this area is by refusing to allow anyone to see the burdens we are carrying. We can mistakenly think that being a Christian means we should be self-reliant in every way, all the time. In a few verses, Paul will write that we do need to carry the weight of our responsibilities in Christ. But Christians are also meant to help each other with the loads we carry when they become overwhelming.

How does helping to carry each other’s loads fulfill the law of Christ? Paul earlier quoted Jesus in saying that the entire law is fulfilled in one word: love (Galatians 5:14). Love is the law of Christ.

Context Summary

Galatians 6:1–10 focuses on how those in Christ should treat each other, through the power of God’s Spirit. We should restore those caught in sin with gentleness and humility, and we should help to carry each other’s burdens. Having said that, Christians should be honest with ourselves about what God is doing through us. We need to take responsibility for what He has asked us to carry. Because eternal life comes from planting God’s Spirit by faith in Christ, and not by works of the flesh, we must keep doing good. The harvest will show that we planted well.

Chapter Summary

Galatians 6 includes instructions for how people who are free in Christ and walking by God’s Spirit, should treat each other. Christians should restore those who are caught by sin, and we should bear each other’s burdens. Only those who plant the fruit of God’s Spirit, by faith in Christ, will harvest eternal life. Believers should not get tired of doing good for each other! The harvest is coming. Paul concludes the letter, writing in large letters that circumcision means nothing. Only becoming a new creation through faith in Christ matters

What Does Galatians 6:2 Mean? ►

Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ.

Galatians 6:2(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

Believers in Christ are fellow-members of His Body, which is the Church. All are children of God and all have been born of the Spirit. All have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of His dear Son. All have received eternal life as a free gift of God’s grace, and all have been granted an inheritance that is kept for us in heaven.

Each member of Christ’s Body is accountable to the Lord for the way we live, but we also are responsible for the attitudes we adopt, and the actions we take towards our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We each have a responsibility to support and encourage fellow believers and are called to “bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfil the law of Christ.”

In the previous verse, the spiritual believer is instructed to help to restore a brother or sister who has fallen into sin – but to do it with gentleness and Christ-like consideration. Indeed, the spiritual one is warned against being adversely influenced by the carnal behaviours of others, or led astray by a misguided brother, lest they also are tempted into similar, ungodly ways, or fall into carnality themselves. Paul instructs those that are spiritual to restore those who are not walking by means of the Spirit – or who have been overtaken by worldly sin, the wiles of Satan, or fleshly carnality.

However, in this verse it is having a caring concern for a brother in Christ who has become heavily burdened or deeply distressed, with whom the spiritual Christian should be concerned. Every one of us has areas of life in which we are weighed down, discouraged, and deeply burdened, and the instruction to ‘come alongside and help one another’ is identified as fulfilling the law of Christ.

The Lord Jesus, Himself explained the distinguishing qualities of this ‘law of the spirit of life’ which is found in John 13:34 where we read: “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you.” Love for God and love for our brothers and sisters in Christ is the fulfilling of the law – but it can only be carried out by the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit in the life of a spiritual believer i.e. a Christian, who is walking in spirit and truth.

There is much misunderstanding concerning the difference between spirituality and maturity in our Christian walk. Maturity is a life-long process, which takes place over time as we humble ourselves under the mighty hand of God, study His Word, and apply its principles in our life. The spiritual believer is one who abides in Christ, obeys His commands, honours His name, is growing in grace, and is becoming more Christ-like with every passing day. The more we die to our self-life, and live for Christ, the more we mature in our Christian walk, and the more Christ-like we become.

Spiritual maturity is not the same as spirituality. Spiritual maturity develops as we are conformed into the likeness of the Lord Jesus through the wise choices we make. Spirituality however, is not a process but a state. At any given point, we are spiritual OR we are not spiritual! At any given time in a believer’s life we are EITHER walking in the spirit and truth OR we are living in fleshly carnality. At any moment in time we are either honouring the Lord or dishonouring Him.

We are either spiritual or we are fleshly. We are either walking in spirit and truth or walking in the flesh. We are either living for God or living for Self. We are either in fellowship with our Heavenly Father or we are out of fellowship with Him – because the antithesis of spirituality is carnality. Jesus said, “Whoever is not with Me is against Me, and whoever does not gather with Me scatters,” while Peter, who was prompted by the Holy Spirit to confess Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the living God, became a fleshly tool in the hands of Satan immediately after his great spiritual revelation from God.

Christians do not progress towards spirituality in the same way that they progress towards spiritual maturity. Just as one is either saved or not saved at a given point in time, a believer is either spiritual or not spiritual at a given point and there is no middle ground. When we sin in our Christian walk, we are unspiritual and lose fellowship with our Heavenly Father – we are not fulfilling the ‘law of Christ’. However, as soon as sin is confessed, God is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and return us into fellowship with Himself, and spirituality is once again restored – and we thereby fulfil the law of Christ.

Let us seek to be those that are spiritual and to bear one another’s burdens in humility and gentleness. Let us die to self and live our life to the glory of God so that we may mature in the faith, grow in grace, live a spiritual, God-honouring life, and become a living testimony to the love of our Lord Jesus Christ.

My Prayer

Heavenly Father, thank You for the many lessons I am learning and the importance of becoming a spiritual Christian and fulfilling the law of Christ by abiding in Him and submitting to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. May I grow in grace and wisdom, humility and gentleness, so that in the power of the Holy Spirit I may be spiritually enabled to support the weak, help the afflicted, bear the burdens of my brothers and sisters in Christ, restore those that have been tempted into sin, and thus fulfil the Christ-like law of godly

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/galatians-6-2

Train Up Your Children

Proverbs 22:6 (King James Version)

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Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it

Raise your children in the riches of the lord in the way that is good and respectful in God’s eyes then when he is grown he shall not forget and depart from it but live by truth

“A good name is better than riches—Train up a child in the way he should go. … 6 aTrain up a bchild in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”

What Does Proverbs 22:6 Mean? ►

Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 22:6(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

While many regard this proverb as a precious promise, others consider it a severe warning – but all would be wise to recognize the godly principle on which this word of wisdom is founded.

Children are a gift from God and to dedicate time and patience in the child-training process is the right, responsibility and joy of all parents. All children are born with a propensity towards evil and training infants and young people in godly conduct, wise choices and appropriate accountability for their actions and attitude.. it a God-given, tool – to help set a child in the right direction for their life.

But (for the Christian parent) appropriate training: vocationally, morally, intellectually, musically, educationally, spiritually or simply encouraging the development of deportment or the promotion of individual gifts and talents.. should always be founded on the Word of God, bathed in daily prayer – as day by day they seek to set an example of right living and of godly conduct.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/proverbs-22-6

What Does it Mean to Train Up a Child in the Way He Should Go?

“Train up a child in the way he should go;

Even when he is old he will not depart from it”

What a seemingly simple, but overwhelmingly complicated verse! It’s one of the most quoted – and often misquoted – verses in the Bible (Proverbs 22:6).

People often use this verse as a guarantee that if you raise your children “in the discipline and instruction of the Lord” (Ephesians 6:4), they’ll always stay on the right path. That interpretation can be problematic, particularly for the “good parents” I know who have seen their older children stray from the faith. We all know that we can try our best, and sometimes the results are different than we would have hoped. God has given us free will to make our own choices, after all.

Another view of Proverbs 22:6 is that the writer was saying the exact opposite. It’s not a guarantee for parents, but rather a warning. Dr. Douglas Stuart from Gordon Theological Seminary holds this view citing many notable scholars. According to Stuart, the difference comes from the addition of the word “should” in the English translations, something that’s not supported in the original Hebrew. Without the “should” the nature of the verse changes. It’s more about allowing your children to go their own way, not the way they “should” go. In this view, the reading would be more like “Train up a child in his own way, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” That certainly changes things, doesn’t it?

Dave Miller from SBC Voices says it this way: “This is not a promise to parents who raise their children properly but a warning to those who allow their adolescents to grow up without guidance, who raise them to go their own way.” Children left to their own way are not likely to change; they’ll become adults who go their own way… the wrong way. Interestingly, Solomon wrote later in Proverbs 22:15 that “Folly is bound up in the heart of a child.” He obviously recognized that children don’t tend to make the wise choice on their own.

There’s yet another view I’ve heard expressed before regarding Proverbs 22:6. It’s the view that Proverbs 22:6 isn’t as much about the moral or spiritual direction of the child, but rather his or her gifts and talents. It’s about parents helping their children discover their purpose and path in life. Parents are in the unique role of helping children discover how God has equipped them and how they can use their gifts in a positive way as adults.

I’m no theologian or Bible scholar, so I’m not an expert in these matters. I am a parent, however, and I do know that “all Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16). Regardless of the camp, you may fall in on the interpretation of this complicated verse, I believe there are several important implications we should all be able to agree on.

We have duties as parents not only to discipline ourselves in faith and knowledge of God’s law but also that of our children and our church

For The son of man died to rescue us all from our sins and wrongs we live by he carries my sins far away and one day he is coming and we need the God fearing knowledge for that glorious day we need to be in the image of God ask for God to give you eyes to see ears to hear and mouths to speak truth to open your eyes in discipline and knowledge of truth that he may open your eyes and others including your children you’re the one who influenced children most the relationship between a parent and child is the closest bonded relationship that needs to be bonded just as much In Christ for in him there is bonded love and no goodbyes or abandonment the kids need to experience that through training of the godly and parents

You have a responsibility as a parent. 

Throughout Scripture, God is pretty clear about the responsibility He places in the hands of parents. None is more clear than Deuteronomy 6:6-7: “These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” 

As I’ve written before, we have a responsibility as parents to teach our children what matters to God. It doesn’t mean forcing them into a certain set of beliefs or rituals; rather, it means demonstrating a real faith – one that puts the focus on loving God and loving others. In my view, there’s not a greater purpose we can have in life than reflecting God’s image for our children to see.

Our children are going to learn about the world around them and their role in it. If they don’t learn from us, they will learn from someone else. It’s our responsibility to use our time with our kids wisely.

You have influence as a parent. 

Children are sponges. And, my kids seem to soak up everything – good and bad. They often mimic the mannerisms of my wife and me. They’ll do and say the same things we do from time to time. And I can certainly tell who my daughter has been hanging out with by the phrases she says or the songs she sings.

When writing to the Ephesians, Paul encourages the church to be “imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” (Ephesians 5:1-2). That encourages me and reminds me of how I’m supposed to live and love. But, it also reminds me that my children are in my care and looking for my example. Our children often imitate us. They learn how to act by seeing how we act. They’ll only know how to love by seeing how we love. If they are imitating us, and we are imitating God, our child will grow up knowing what it means to follow Christ.

I’ve often thought about it this way: the moon reflects light from the sun. It’s not a big mirror in the sky reflecting the sun exactly, or else the light from the moon and sun would be the same. When the moon is full, it looks quite bright. But, even at its brightest, it reflects less than 20 percent of the sun’s light. That was the intention… for the moon to be the “lesser light.”

Just as the moon reflects the sun, as a Christian, I should reflect the Son. We were made in God’s image, but we are not perfect like Him. We are works in progress. As we grow closer to Him, there should be some family resemblance between us and our Father. The things I say and do should be characteristic of Him. And, here’s why that’s important. If I truly reflect Him and shine His glory, others will, including my children. “Let your light so shine before men that they will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).

You will have results – either good or bad – as a parent. 

Whether you interpret Proverbs 22:6 as a promise for raising your kids “in the Lord” or a warning about not doing so, there’s one thing we know: what you do as a parent matters and it will lead to results. Our children are going to become adults, whether we want them to grow up or not! 

I recently went through an excellent study of the book of Ephesians from J.D. Greear. In the study, he talks about how God uses common relationships – marriage, family, work – as “laboratories” to make us more like Himself. “Paul describes one of these laboratories as the family, where children learn to obey God by obeying their parents,” he says. “When we are young, our parents represent the authority of God to us. In a way, they stand in for God for a time. We first learn to obey and submit to God by obeying and submitting to our parents.”

As a parent I can go the distance and have a healers heart

https://www.focusonthefamily.com/family-qa/parent-disillusioned-by-train-up-a-child-in-the-way-he-should-go/

He Is Ransom

From the writing of Psalm 55

He ransoms me and keeps me safe

    from the battle waged against me,

    though many still oppose me.

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God, who has ruled forever,

    will hear me and humble them. Interlude

For my enemies refuse to change their ways;

    they do not fear God.

He which is enemies who dwell over me from the battle which is waged against the inner and outer being of who I am in spirit and in physical bodies through men and God still have oppositions against the Father and the good of men which includes in me

God, who has ruled authorities over nations and worldwide forever,

    will hear me in his works he has shown many and performed though his servants and humble them. Interlude

For my enemies refuse to change their ways;

    they do not fear God. The draw pleasure in the wrongs they do in being servants of the world and unruly sin not in a faith walk with God living a godly rule

What Does Psalm 55:6 Mean? ►

I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.

Psalm 55:6(NASB)

Verse Thoughts

David is the author of Psalm 55, and he bemoans the shocking fact that his own familiar friend, whom he loved and trusted, betrayed him. A trusted companion, with whom David had enjoyed hours of sweet fellowship turned on him and was unimaginably disloyal. David and his bosom companion had spent much time together, in one another’s company. They had communed together, fellowshiped together, and walked together in the house of God. No wonder David’s heart was in such anguish.

It was not simply a difference of opinion that cause these two friends to go their separate ways. It was not life’s circumstances that had caused them to be detached from the close bond that had anchored them together in spirit. This was not a parting of the ways, due to the ebb and flow of life, that so often happens when circumstances dictate that two kindred spirits are separated from one another. 

This was a deliberate, premeditated betrayal of a trusted friend, that caused David to cry out, “My heart is in anguish within me. The terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling has come upon me. Horror has overwhelmed me.” It is no surprise that David cried out in great dismay and deep distress, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.”

This man of God longed that he could escape the terrible situation and distressing betrayal of his beloved friend. So shocking was this soul-mate’s disloyalty that David would have fled to the desert to find solace. I wonder if David’s thoughts travelled back to the wilderness wanderings of the children of Israel, when God provided the comfort and strength his forefathers needed, as they trudged around the desert for 40 years.

I wonder if his thoughts travelled back to the ark of Noah, after the grueling experience of the flood, when a little dove was released through the window of the ark and was the only bird that brought comfort and hope back to Noah and his family, as they waited for the waters of judgement to subside. Perhaps David’s mind retreated to the sacrificial offering of two turtledoves that Israel was commanded to perform, on certain high days and holy days. 

I wonder if David considered the dove as a symbol of peace, as he reflected on the Spirit of God, Who brooded over the dark waters, in the beginning, and brought order out of chaos… as God spoke the world into being and sustained His creation by the might of His power. I wonder if David had an understanding that the dove would become the most familiar symbol of God’s sustaining power, grace, and comfort in the body of Christ.. or if at that moment he simply saw a little dove, fluttering into his courtyard.

I wonder if David knew that the Psalm that he was writing was Messianic. I wonder if he knew it was a signpost that points us to Jesus, and His familiar friend and beloved disciple – Judas Iscariot, who would betray the Lord of Glory for thirty pieces of silver. I wonder if David knew that the Psalm he was writing in his deep distress would be a peculiar pointer to great David’s greater Son – God’s Anointed Saviour, Who would be despised and rejected of men – a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief – so that the fallen race of man could be redeemed by faith.

David wanted to run away from the dire circumstances that caused such deep despair. He wanted to flee far from the person who had caused him such anguish of heart. He wanted the horrors of life that surrounded him, at that time, to be removed far away… but David had to learn that you can’t run away from the circumstances of life, you can’t escape from those that would do you harm, you can’t live in this world and be free from trials and tribulations, you can’t fly away to a deserted place and be at rest, for we live in a fallen world, we inhabit a fallen body and we live among a fallen race of fallen creatures.

No! The only place to run is into the arms of Jesus. The only escape is to be positioned in Christ, by faith, and empowered by His Holy Spirit. The only way to be at rest is to abide in Christ and to have Him abiding in us, every moment of the day – as we walk in spirit and truth, as we trust in the Lord with all our heart, as we keep self nailed to the cross, and as we die to self and live for Him.

Source: https://dailyverse.knowing-jesus.com/psalm-55-6

For turning to the deform world to the vision of God is like turning to a pastor and saying do you know God? Knowing that a Pastor needs a specific calling and guide and guidance. To be trained with the knowledge to speak brave in the word of God you can not just claim to be a pastor or healer it needs proof of the assessment and assignment that was given

Then once you have provided your case and showed your proof against you to state your case your claim and your theory without any of that you have no validation of theory, and case or even your own story you’re trying to share with other in point run to the father and claim his gift of love In who he is in all he does and in his walk in faith beside God in honor of God and respect of love he showed by sending us his son to that of the cross

We ALL Are Citizens Of Heaven

But we are citizens of heaven, where the Lord Jesus Christ lives. And we are eagerly waiting for him to return as our Savior.

Philippians 3:20 NLT

But there’s far more to life for us. We’re citizens of high heaven! We’re waiting the arrival of the Savior, the Master, Jesus Christ, who will transform our earthy bodies into glorious bodies like his own. He’ll make us beautiful and whole with the same powerful skill by which he is putting everything as it should be, under and around him.

Philippians 3:20 MSG

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noun

1. a legally recognized subject or national of a state or commonwealth, either native or naturalized.”a Polish citizen”

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3 subject, national, passport holder, native; More

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• ◦ an inhabitant of a particular town or city.”the citizens of Los Angeles”

◦ synonyms:

◦ inhabitant, resident, native, townsman, townswoman, householder, local; More

We live at the title Citizen in many aspects the most important of these and most honorable one is that we are citizens of heaven.

What is Heaven?

Heaven is often described as a “higher place”, the holiest place, a Paradise, in contrast to hell or the Underworld or the “low places”, and universally or conditionally accessible by earthly beings according to various standards of divinity, goodness, piety, faith, or other virtues or right beliefs or simply the will …

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Where we reside(live) we are citizens

Jesus resides in heaven our most honorable title of being a residing citizen is in our place in heaven with Jesus in his kingdom. This is what he promised us when he gave his life for all.

So much evil works and bad knowledge is going on in our work right now and making some loose their thoughts, focus and paths; while it is redirecting the focus to Christ in much stronger ways, bringing those people from the lost into the truth.

Many of us have fallen away from the focus of God in being a citizen of heaven and have held steadily to being a citizen of the town,state,country, group whatever it is that we have become a citizen of and pronouncing it as a big importance to who you are. Many of us sometimes even believers and followers of Christ have also forgotten what true citizenship is being a citizen of heaven. You wouldn’t be had God not thought of you, but he did and he gave you a forever place in heaven for you to call your home, thus making you a citizen of heaven.

A lot of what’s going on in the world currently where we of all mankind live was written that these things must happen in the Bible by God long before they ever cam about.

However when it was taught to us a promise was made that Christ would come back once these things took us lace and that he would give us all a place set just for us in heaven this we were promised new life with him and an everlasting eternal life giving us citizenship into heaven. This being the greatest of all.

Many of us who have journeyed to knew heights and realms in new focus from our travel with Christ have refocused on the senses that the way things are these things must play out however evil and hard they are to be a part of by the world and have come to be closer with God in hope of finding that peace he gave us. Seeing the works of the end times when Christ promised his return.

This is where he has given us citizenship to heaven and we eagerly and earnestly await his return to earth and taking us home as our savior. That is when our role of being a citizen will go into full affect. You can only be a citizen of heaven through Jesus.

Our current happenings we see going on around us are bringing some to Jesus while working support stronger into believers of the lost making us eager about awaiting Christ’s return.

Though this is NOT the rapture, what fear and discomfort we feel now and things we have trouble taking in that are upsetting and hard to see will only be so much more times worse when rapture hits so widen your knowledge in his word and his glory and be ready it won’t be mentally settling more than what we are going through now. However it will put into affect our honor of being that citizen of heaven.

What is a savior?

sav·ior

/ˈsāvyər/

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noun

1. a person who saves someone or something (especially a country or cause) from danger, and who is regarded with the veneration of a religious figure.”politicians of the era usually portray themselves as the nation’s saviors”

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3 rescuer, liberator, deliverer, emancipator; More

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• ◦ (in Christianity) God or Jesus Christ as the redeemer of sin and saver of souls.noun: Saviour; noun: Savior

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◦ Christ, Jesus, Jesus Christ, the Redeemer, the Messiah, Our Lord, the Lamb of God, the Son of God, the Son of Man, the Prince of Peace, the King of Kings, Emmanuel “in the center of the mosaic, the Savior is depicted, attended by two archangels”

“Jesus is our Redeemer. To redeem something is to pay a price to win it back. Slaves were redeemed (or ransomed) when someone paid for them to be set free. Because of the original sin of our first parents, we were slaves. We had lost the right to be children of God and heirs of heaven. Sin and death held us in bondage. Jesus set us free by paying the price of his own blood shed on the cross. Through his obedience and suffering he brought us back to God, to God’s grace and life. We say he made atonement for our sins. In other words, he made us to be “at one” with God again. He repaired our friendship with God. Now we can overcome sin and share divine life eternally with God in heaven. This is the hope of all who call Jesus Savior.

Jesus was able to be Savior because he was fully divine and fully human. As God, he was the only one powerful enough to make up for the offense of the human race. As a human being, he was able to represent us. So Jesus freely took on himself the sins of the world and ransomed us by his sacrifice.

Through faith and baptism we are united with the death and resurrection of Jesus. At each Eucharist we celebrate that Jesus has set us free. During Mass he makes his saving actions present again, and we are able to enter into them. Each year during the seasons of Lent and Easter, we recall and celebrate God’s saving acts.

The cross, once the instrument of torture and death, has become a symbol of God’s love for us. We set it on buildings, display it on walls, and wear it around our necks. We bless ourselves with the sign of the cross.

Someone expressed what Jesus means to us this way: “In Jesus all broken lines unite; in him all scattered sounds are gathered into harmony.”

Who is Jesus Our Saviour?

No question about it. He is Savior. Then in Romans 10:9, Scripture declares that our salvation is secured by our confession that Jesus is Lord: “If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.”

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JESUS CHRIST OUR SAVIOR

Taken from Author: Ron Graham

Jesus Our Saviour

—Justification, sanctification, redemption

2 Jesus our Saviour Makes us Right with God

We call Jesus our Saviour because he justifies us. Our “justification” or “righteousness” means being counted by God as righteous, even though we have sinned. This is made possible by virtue of the vicarious suffering which Jesus Christ endured on the cross. The term “vicarious” means “taking the place of another to be a substitute”. God accepts Christ’s punishment instead of ours, and this sets us right with God again.We are “justified” or “made righteous”.

3 Jesus our Saviour Cleanses All Our Darkness

We call Jesus our Saviour because he sanctifies us. Our “sanctification” or “holiness” means being made holy and clean when we were unholy and unclean in God’s sight. But there is only one thing that can cleanse us: “The blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin” (1John 1:7). This statement is made in this context: “God is light and in him there is no darkness at all” (1John 1:5). If there is any darkness in us, we cannot have fellowship with God. Jesus “sanctifies” us and purges all our darkness away so that we are only light. We are “sanctified” or “made holy”.

4 Jesus our Saviour Paid the Price for Our Freedom

We call Jesus our Saviour because he redeems us. Our “redemption” is understood when we look back at our ruined lives all marred by sin. We can see that we no longer belonged to God, but to Satan. We must say with Paul, “I am carnal, sold under sin” (Romans 7:14). The term “carnal” means “of the flesh”. Of course, God did not sell us, we sold ourselves like the people of old who “sold themselves to do evil” (1Kings 21:20, 2Kings 17:17).

If we were not properly regarded as belonging to Satan, why should God have determined to send us into the eternal punishment “prepared for the devil and his angels” (Matthew 25:41)? Why should we share Satan’s destiny if Satan did not own us? And why should God’s Son die on the cross for us? Indeed, we became Satan’s possession when we sinned. God recognises that, and so should we.

If we belonged to Satan, we would be punished with him, unless God provided for our rescue and escape, and unless we accepted that way and reached out to God for it. But God would not steal us from Satan, and if God was to take us back, a price had to be paid.

This was not to satisfy Satan, but to satisfy God. God would not pay evil for evil. God would not pay evil for good. But he would pay good for evil, that evil might be overcome. This payment for our rescue is called “redemption” or “purchase”.

5 He is Our Only Saviour

We conclude our lesson by stating that Jesus our Saviour is our only possible saviour, justifier, sanctifier, and redeemer.

Only Jesus our Saviour was able to rescue us from slavery to sin and from the wrath to come. God saw no other thing but the blood of his only begotten Son, as sufficient price and sacrifice to justify our salvation from sin. Yet God in his goodness so loved us, that he gave us his one and only Son (John 3:16). Therefore the gospel says, “You have been bought with a price” (1Corinthians 6:20, 7:23), and “God purchased the church with his own blood” (Acts 20:28).

The heavenly song praises Jesus, “You purchased for God with your blood men from every nation” (Revelation 5:9). As Jesus our Saviour faced his own death, he spoke of his “blood… shed for many for the remission of sins” (Matthew 26:28). Nobody else could have done that.

The Bible says, “Behold the kindness and the severity of God” (Romans 11:22). God’s severity demands that a price be paid. But God’s kindness pays the price that we could not find. And such a price! The blood of his only Son. Our freedom from slavery has been purchased. We have been “redeemed” by the precious blood of Jesus our Saviour (1Peter 1:18-19).

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Let Jesus gift of our savior come to you also you not exempt from that gift he still wants to

give it to you as your right for becoming and using our citizenship in heaven.

God loves each and everyone and wants to share that relationship with you so let him.In his love there is no separation, segregation or differences he accepts all you just have to ask.

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The True Reason He Was Sent

God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him.

John 3:17 NLT

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

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For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.

John 3:17 GNT

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again. Anyone who trusts in him is acquitted; anyone who refuses to trust him has long since been under the death sentence without knowing it. And why? Because of that person’s failure to believe in the one-of-a-kind Son of God when introduced to him.

John 3:17 MSG

The lord is our strength and beginning in new life he walks a along side us even when we falter and stray in sin. Believers wait eagerly for Christ’s return as he had promised at death on the cross. He brings us to salvation through his death upon the cross and gives us new lives of no sin and renewals that we may rise above ourselves once again.That we move forward in faith and building of a relationship with him knowing that we are safe and not grow tired and worn within ourselves from the sin of the world and of life that we know we are safe to walk along with him in faith and not fall sick or faint that we shall remain in a new life like a newborn baby just into the world for he has given us new life in him.

Christ didn’t have a normal journey in life, not any one of us do there is no normal. However Christ had the hardest. In his life he had to find a small group of people he truly could confide in these people were his friends who later became his deciples. On this journey we all get lost in our mistakes and falling short in sin. Though for Christ he had the knowledge that he was meant to die on the cross to save everyone in mankind and give the only thing he had to give, his very own life.

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 New King James Version (NKJV)

14 For the love of Christ compels us, because we judge thus: that if One died for all, then all died; 15 and He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.

He had no true full understanding at first about the reasons of his father however he knew he couldn’t disrespect him and back out, that this was something that he must do for not only his father and himself but for all the human race.

He died to save all mankind from their own wrong doing and sin so that they may build a relationship with him and live for him sharing the news of his salvation with all they journey with in their very own life.Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

Jesus told us that he would rise in three days after he was hung that he died to bring salvation to all man kind as the scriptures have prophesied of Jesus own words of that of what God his father spoke to him in his final hours before his death. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. For God did not send his Son into the world to be its judge, but to be its savior.God knows not of judgments he is not a judging person but that of a very loving person. He doesn’t like boasting or mockery or haters as we as humans falter and do. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

“This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only Son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.He came to be our salvation giving us peace and freedoms and be our savior.

A Soldier’s Creed

Blood and sand streak my face

My heart beats fast against my chest

While my ghosts haunt me both day and night

Never letting me to my rest

I am a Soldier

My soul rests upon the land

I fight for lives and for your freedom

Praying up my thoughts to God that he lead me the way that’s best

Here I walk in faith upon the sands of time

I do not walk alone

For he walks with me always and forever to the very end

He never lets me go from his sights or protection

Here I walk beside him walking in the sand

I do not stand alone

For the Angels cover me as I fight the battles for your land and home

I will trust upon His lead

For I am a soldier in fights for freedoms and protection of all humanity and country

I do not walk in unfamiliar paths

Not knowing the risk I take upon the way

For I do it out of love and honor for God, freedoms, others and my country

I am never alone

For God travels with me each and every day leading the safest way

He stays always with me protecting me and never abandoning my way

Psalm 5:8

Lead me in the right path, O Lord, or my enemies will conquer me. Make your way plain for me to follow.

Psalm 27:11

Teach me how to live, O Lord. Lead me along the right path, for my enemies are waiting for me.

Jeremiah 31:9

Tears of joy will stream down their faces, and I will lead them home with great care. They will walk beside quiet streams and on smooth paths where they will not stumble.

God’s Church

Ephesians 3:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 God’s purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God in order that at the present time, by means of the church, the angelic rulers and powers in the heavenly world might learn of his wisdom in all its different forms. So that through the church the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly places.

Ephesians 3:10 The Message (MSG)

8-10 And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all this in the first place, has been doing in secret and behind the scenes all along. Through followers of Jesus like yourselves gathered in churches, this extraordinary plan of God is becoming known and talked about even among the angels!

God didn’t make the church for ungodly pleasures but for gathering in his works and his name. God’s real purpose in all this was to use the church to display his wisdom in its rich variety to all the unseen rulers and authorities in the heavenly places. For him to introduce his teachings and bring pure knowledge to his kingdom. His purpose was to bring awareness of the heavenly realms and the heavenly laws.