But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The scriptures tell us that faith comes by hearing the Word of God.
The Word brings supernatural comfort to the believer through faith. Comfort supplies relief.
When we think about heaven, physical death, and experiences of the spirit realm, such as these, we need the faith of God in our heart to believe. When we are ignorant of these truths our hearts sorrow as those without hope. However, when we turn our attention to the Word of God and receive what God has to say about this particular arena of life we find answers and freedom from fear of the unknown. God has not left the subject of death a mystery to the born-again Christian. God has insight and revelation for all who come to Him. The above scriptures so beautifully reveal to us the path of those who die in the Lord. Oh what a wonderful Heavenly Father we have, He is so mindful of us. He knew that one day in all of our lives we would experience the death of those near and dear to us so he sent His Word to heal us and deliver us from all destruction, yes, and the destruction of sorrow.
The scripture above says comfort yourselves with these words. The words that God speak are full of power, they are spirit and they are life. When we receive His words into our spirits and minds they release faith and provide comfort. The anointing that is in God’s Word destroys every yoke and lifts every burden, this includes sorrow. So we hear and we receive and we believe and we rejoice because we are comforted through the knowledge of the truth and the comfort of the Holy Ghost. Hallelujah!
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