Church of Jesus EM

Sun, Mar 01, 2020

Those Who Mourn

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Those Who Mourn
(Mt5:4)

God is the God of comfort (Ps86:17; 2Co1:3).
Comfort comes from Him and
He comforts those who mourn (Mt5:4).

Unbelievers refuse God’s comfort and
Rather comfort themselves by drinking, smoking, using drugs etc and
Seek to be comforted by their descendants even after their death.
Their outcome, however, is hell where there is not even an ounce of comfort (Lk16:25).
Even for believers, unless they pass through the valley of tears (Ps84:6),
After death, they will be thrown out in the darkness where
They will be weeping and gnashing teeth (Mt22:13).

Faith is being comforted by the comfort of God (2Co1:4) and
The life of this faith is receiving God’s comfort by looking at oneself and mourning, and comforting others.

For the mother who lost her only son in a combat and grieves in extreme sadness
The comfort she receives from the head of the state means a great deal.

The Bible shows the blessing of those who received comfort from God:
They were those who looked at themselves and wept and wept.

The Law that God gave Israel was
A mirror which led those who looked into it to mourn (Jas1:23-25) for
It revealed sin and the price of sin, death (Rm5:12-14).

The prophets cried out for the wicked people to turn from their ways for
God would bind up the brokenness of the people and heal the inflicted (Is30:26).

David wept and wept for the sins he committed (2Sa12:1-33; Ps6:6),
Longing to pass through the valley of tears to the highways to Zion (Ps84:5-7) for
The comfort of God came only from the Temple where the atonement cover was.

Yeshua said, “Destroy this temple and I will raise it again in three days,”
Because though the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body (Jn2:19-22),
He came as the Son of Man to comfort all mankind as the Comforter (1Jn2:1).
While with His hands He healed many (Mt8:15),
He denounced the towns where He performed signs yet they remained unrepentant (Mt11:16-20).
To the sinful woman who poured her tears at His feet
He promised forgiveness and told her to go in peace (Lk7:37-50) for
He knows sorrow and tears (Is53:3; Jn11:35).

As He died, Yeshua said, “It is finished” (Jn19:30), declaring that He:
Waited for the comfort of the Father who alone can save Him from death (He5:7);
Condemned the devil the archangel who sinned (Is14:12-15; Eze28:12-17; 1Jn3:8); and
Through the weakness of His flesh redeemed all men who sinned (Mt20:28).

He resurrected and sat on the heavenly throne as the Lamb.
Eternally He receives comfort for His scars of death (Rev5:6, 22:3), and
He sent another Comforter,
The Holy Spirit who comes to those who repent and comforts them (Jn14:16; Ac2:38).

He who looks into the mirror of the gospel (Jas1:23)
Weeps and weeps for his wickedness, ugliness, lowliness, faithlessness, laziness,
Knowing but not doing, impatience, and unloving.
So without tears he cannot worship for
The Lord’s throne is His bottle of tears (Ps56:8).

The qualification to becoming a disciples of Yeshua is
Not someone who is flawlessly perfect
But rather someone who weeps and mourns over his mistakes (Lk22:60-62).
So he receives comfort from the Lord and
Once turning back, he strengthens his brothers in similar situation (Lk22:32; 2Co1:6),
Becoming a pillar of the church where the comfort of the Holy Spirit is (Ac9:31).

O Lord,
Let me and all You have given me
Never run dry of tears in our eyes.
Give us the Spirit of mourning, a broken and contrite heart.
Let us have the joy of being before the Lord’s throne, Your bottle of tears!
Amen.
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