Sunday, November 11, 2012

“Healing and Restoration from Strife and Contention”

Foundation Scriptures:
“Hatred stirs up strife: but love covers all sins.”
Proverbs: 10: 12

“The fear of the Lord prolongs days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened.”
Proverbs: 10: 24

There is a need for healing and restoration for all who have been set apart due to strife and contention, petty jealousies, grief and sorrows, and disillusionment for whatever reasons. Especially in our families because they truly have need of forgiveness and healing from their past hurts. We have all made mistakes and many of us have regretted them in one way or the other. So, it is time that we throw out the hostilities and every evil thought towards one another and be reconciled back to God and each other with His love and peace.

The Father demands that we first love him above all and love one another as we do ourselves to fulfill the law of His will. The bickering, name calling, and hatred must stop. The selfishness, greed, indifferences, and competition for one another’s affection along with fault-finding must cease. Hate begets hate and violence begets violence the negatives of evil is never good for the soul and does not comfort the broken hearted. So put away foolishness and be wise.

One day it will be required of us of how we have performed while living on this earth. We shall all be judged of the things we’ve done and have said while alive in this physical body. Even for those who do not believe that there is a God and in the name of His son, (Yeshua Ha’Machiach), “Jesus the Messiah –the Anointed One,” the King of kings and Lord of lords that every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess Him and will have to give an account of their ungodly deeds.

Life is too short for constant babblings and arguments that will only end in despair. It is time that we take our lives more seriously than that because “life” is like a vapor that dissolves into nothingness, and like the flower that dies and fade away. No one knows the day or the hour when their life will cease, nor do they have the power to stop death when it comes for them. We will all one day have to meet the Father and Creator and stand before the Throne of Judgment. Should we not try to live more peaceable with one another, and to ‘do that which is right’ with the fear of the Lord in our hearts?  Let us be warned that our God demands justice and that ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.’

In closing, let us remember that strife and contention leads to confusion and every evil work. Let us resist the evil and hold fast to that which is good because the good is profitable unto us. Our God is a consuming fire and hates the wickedness of the wicked; a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood. A heart that devises wicked imaginations, and feet that be swift in running to mischief. A false witness that speaks lies, and sows discord among brethren. When we think that no one is watching, and that nobody knows the secret thoughts and imaginations of our heart. Let us remember that the Lord our God is always watching and knows everything!


--Min. Devon Wilford-Said
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