“The Lord’s comfort” Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Brothers and sisters I pray that you will take heart these comforting truths from the Lord.  In this world we will all suffer from trials, tribulation, and pain while in the flesh.  However, do not be discouraged or dismayed because of Christ Jesus as you know how He was rejected, hated, and abused in this world until His death on the cross.  Our encouragement is that our Father did raise Him from the dead on the third day.  He visited our other brothers and sisters in the faith who are now absent in the body and then ascended to heaven to sit at our Father’s right hand until the time when all things pass away and become new.   Many attacks have come our way and will continue to grow worse until we either die in the flesh or are still alive when Jesus returns to receive us whom are in the Book of life and risen and changed to His glory.  Pray always to stay strong in the faith and press on like our brother, Paul formerly known as Saul before he met Jesus on the road to Damascus.  Jesus spoke words of encouragement to His disciples before He ascended to heaven and thus gave instructions for them to make disciples and teach them what Jesus taught them.  Soon after He went to our Father, God sent the Holy Spirit of Truth in the Name of  Jesus to the disciples at Pentecost.  Now all those who hear the gospel of Jesus and believe also receive the Holy Spirit of  Truth.  He reminds us all who belong to Jesus, the Living Word of God, of the teachings of  Jesus and will always bring us to Truth if we set our hearts to follow Jesus and listen to the Holy Spirit who guides our hearts, minds, and souls in this life.  Remember that there is spiritual warfare going on and that is why it is very urgent to pray continually because we are still in the flesh and are weak.  However, if we fully surrender ourselves to Jesus and keep our focus on Him, then we will overcome in the Spirit of Truth, whom only speaks what He hears that God the Father says.  Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you.  Be not dismayed, for  I am your God.  I  will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.  John 11:25-27 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.  And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.  Do you believe this?”  She said to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ, the Son of God, who is come into the world.”  John 16:33 “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I  have overcome the world.”