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Feelings of Sadness and loneliness

Feelings of Sadness and Loneliness

by Apostle John Welty

If you are careful to record the times and patterns when feelings of sadness and loneliness come on strongest, you may begin to identify times when it's especially necessary to be ready with a vessel full of faith and reflection. Satan makes his rounds and inflames the passions of the heart.

This is common to man. We don't have to fall prey to his wiles. We know that as we draw near to the Lord, the enemy flees from us, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Gain the Victory in Christ

I was reflecting upon that last night and the Lord ministered to me, "My enemies are your enemies for I have made you One with Me through the fruit you are bearing for Me." This drew tremendous faith from my heart. The drawing of faith comes from the power and presence of Christ experienced. This is the Spirit giving life to the knowledge.

We don't know Him in word only but in word and in deed. This means by the revealed record we follow and the witness from above sustaining us as we are severed from all those things which the world uses to comfort themselves with.

Those delivered from Egypt were cut off from everything familiar to them and were taken into a barren land where the only source of nourishment was that which the Lord provided:

  1. Water from a rock which they had to wait upon Him for. (There was no self serve pump on the rock.)
  2. Manna from above (which they had to wait on Him for and labor to gather and make preparation for).
  3. And quail, again... having to wait upon Him and labor to prepare for ingestion.

Why did God do that? He was testing the hearts. "Do you love Me more than these?" Do you love Me more than the leeks of Egypt? Do you love Me more than the houses and shelters you had in the land I've separated you from? Do you love Me more than the normal routines of life which you are lost to you in My presence?

What are You Pursuing?

By faith we answer this challenge of truth with patience and longsuffering by remaining steadfast in His presence using only those things the Spirit is presently initiating for faith. These are the sanctified spiritual tokens of His grace by which we now live by faith in Christ. These sustain us in this shadow of the valley of death which those of the world call "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”.

We know there is only sorrow, loss, death, and destruction under that system of pursuit. We have this knowledge by revelation. The Lord has awakened us to His perspective. The Lord has awakened us to Christ!

“That ye be not slothful, but followers of them who through faith and patience inherit the promises.” Hebrews 6:12

Lesson Recommendation: The Flesh

Last Revised: 2013-04-05

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