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Encouraging One Another

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Encouraging One Another

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. 24 And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, 25 not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25

We’ve all heard it, I don’t have to go to church to be a Christian. Why then did God institute corporate gatherings? In the old and new testaments, the people gathered together at predetermined times to be taught, educated, and uplifted in the word and ways of God.  We were not created to be spiritual isolationist. We were designed to be bound together in love for our God.  Not even in Christ did we see the totality of God. We need each other to stay faithful to be educated and grow. To reach the purpose God has provided for us. We were made to help each other along the path of life. Without each other, we will end up creating a path that will not lead us to Christ, salvation or joy. We will end up lost.

 

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Isolated

Something to think about.

Isolated

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews13:5

, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”Matthew 28:20


These along with other Bible verses assure us that God will be with us always that He will never leave us or abandon us.  Are you aware this only applies to believers?  The favor and presence of God do not accompany or commune with the unbeliever.  What we enjoy and sometimes take for granted is not something the rest of the world experiences.

Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.1 John 4:4 (ESV)

The spirit of God only abides in those who are children of God. Do you remember the loneliness, emptiness,  and isolation you live with, without God?  Do you remember how hopeless you were when you faced the mountains of life in the isolation of self? If you are a Christian, celebrate the Spirit of God in you but recognize the utter aloneness that the world experiences without God’s Spirit in them. People are empty, alone, and hopeless, and they don’t even know it. They are as we were empty, isolated and secluded. “Feed my sheep” means to introduce them to Christ that they would invite the Spirit of the Lord to come into their lives, that they would be lonely no more. So, that they may overcome him who is in the world, and that they may be made complete in Christ. Let our former selves motivate us to share the new life that is in us with those who are lost, friendless and alone.