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Unveiling Emotional Healing From Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Jonah

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43 pages31 minutes

Summary

This is part of a series of books in which particular verses are picked from books of the bible, and the issues of Emotional Healing are explored, in the light of the mind of God for us.

In this book, we explore seven topics, from different verses in the books of Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Jonah. They are: A joyful heart; A calm spirit; Lovers of pleasure; The proud and the patient; Restoration to health; Gaining divine perspective; and “I am feeling suicidal”.

Excerpts:

A joyful heart

“The bible said that we should not grieve the Holy Spirit, i.e. not make him sad (Ephesians 4:30). Knowing if the Holy Spirit is grieved is not a mystery. Your spirit mimics his mood, and you sense him grieving in you, in your conscience, and your response to that is critical. When the Spirit shifts from his joyful to a grieving mood in you, you can either ignore it, and be desensitised, or you can allow yourself to be pulled in the direction he wants. But note that the Joy you have is the joy of the lord, which blossoms in you as you do his will.”

A calm spirit

“Jesus was calmly sleeping in the boat when a raging storm arose in the sea (Mark 4:39). The disciples were panic-stricken, and blamed Jesus for not caring if they perished. But rather than join them in their panicked confusion, because he knew what to do. He stood up and commended the wind to calm down. He was calm on the inside and so was able to declare calmness on the outside.”

Lovers of pleasure

“We have the spirit of power; we have ability beyond the physical eyes. There is more to us than meets the eyes. A manifestation of this is the gifts of the spirit, which revealed the shared divinity in us through Christ, in the exhibition of heavenly abilities (1Corinthians 12:1-12).”

The proud and the patient

“Joseph had to be patient to get to his dream place. Things were really out of his control. With his brothers selling him into slavery when he was seventeen and his altercation with the wife of his master, and the subsequent imprisonment, he will be the first to tell you that patience pays and God’s time is the best. God rewarded his patience by giving him the position of prime minister in Egypt.”

Restoration to health

“Now in the eternal love of God we are secure, we flourish, in the embrace of the father we get to reset our relationship with him as the object of his love. We do not have to do anything for him to love us, he loves us by choice, and there is no better concept to deliver emotional stability to us than that. Seeing he loves us so, we are secure, we are healed emotionally.”

Gaining divine perspective

“In a letter to a church in the book of revelation, Jesus said he stands at the door knocking, saying if anyone hears his voice, he should open the door (Revelation 3:20). We should not stand Jesus Christ out in the cold in our heart in his love for fellowship, though we are now saved. That is how we gain the divine perspective.”

“I am feeling suicidal”

“God refused to jaw-jaw with Elijah on all the burning issues in his heart. Instead, he told him to get on with life, quit sulking, and get some assignments done for Him. God rekindled Elijah’s sense of purpose, making him see that his life was still worth something to God, even if not to Elijah himself, who thereafter carried out further assignments for God.

“Feeling suicidal? What you need is to gain a new perspective and have a renewed sense of purpose.”

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