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

by Kayode Crown, Greatlight books

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Unveiling Prayer From Isaiah and Jeremiah

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Living free from concerns

girl-403511_6401Corinthians 7:32: But I want you to be free from concern. One who is unmarried is concerned about the things of the Lord, how he may please the Lord;

Life for many is about concerns. If there is nothing for them to worry about personally, they worry about others. They looked for thing to be afraid of, they are not complete until they are bound to fear. They do not feel okay if they are now complaining. They seek for what to be afraid of. They believe a lie that God does not have their back.

The bible says in the book of Isaiah that God will go before you and be your rear guard. That is God saying he has your back. Do you believe that? Isaiah asked a question: who has believed our report, our proclamation (Isaiah 53:1).

When Israel came from Egypt, God’s son from the house of bondage (Deuteronomy 8:14), and the enemy was hot on their pursuit, God literally had their back. God did not remove the Egyptians that they fear, but he ensures that though the army of Egypt were moving in the fastest speed their chariots could take them, but they made no progress, they did not bridge the gap. God moved behind them as their rear guard and ensured that the enemy though in pursuit did not gain any ground against them (Exodus 14:19-20).

The devil came to Eve, saying something like this: “God does not have your back. God is against you and not for you. You have to take care of yourself (Genesis 3).”

The best state to be is to live without concern. That means before any issue come up and become a weight in your heart, you should lay it at the feet of Jesus, at the feet of the one who says come to me all you who labour and are heavy laden and I will give rest (Matthew 11:28-30), I will help you to live without concern. The writer of the book of Hebrews said we should lay aside every weight and sin that easily besets us (Hebrews 12:1-3).

We can have weights on our soul, body or spirit (1Thessalonians 5:23), and that means we have concerns that have latched on to us in those areas, things we have not allowed God to take care of.

To live without concern starts with the heart of trust. You need a new view of God. He is not just the one who saved you, he wants to continue to save you. He is not an historical saviour we are actually to live by every words that proceeds from his mouth (Luke 4:4).

You know that God by a mighty hand saved the people of Israel from the house of bondage (Deuteronomy 6:12). But the children of Israel did not have an ongoing trust in God, so they were always full of worry and compliant, desirous of things they think are beyond God to do. They refused to recognise that the God who brought them through will bring them in; that he is alpha and Omega, the beginning and ending. Their fear and lack of trust in God was their undoing and they died in the wilderness (Numbers 14:34-35).

Concerns are meant to weigh you down so that you will not be able to run the race of your destiny as you should. They are entanglements.

Paul wrote to Timothy: endure hardness as a soldier of Jesus Christ (2Timothy 2:1-4). That means difficulties should not stop him from getting the divine assignment done.

A “weak soldier” is a misnomer. The training of the soldier involves endurance training to wade through any challenge on the battle field, or in different assignments. The harder the training, the higher the purpose.

The elite soldiers are exposed to greater difficulty that the average soldier do not know anything about. Paul had a lot to endure in his time, his own training experience in the course of Christ involved persecution almost beyond limit (2Corinthians 4:8-9).

There was a time, when he was concerned about the messenger of Satan sent to buffet him. It was not funny at all. Three times he beseeched the Lord to release him from such difficult experiences (2Corinthians 12:7-10), but the response was: you have to endure it. You have to go through it but you can either go through it grumbling or with grace. You are meant to grow through it.

Jesus told him my grace his sufficient for you, as my strength is make manifest, better expressed in weakness. Jesus was telling him, you can either go through it, embracing my grace, or rejecting it. The choice if yours. Take advantage of the grace of God that is available to you to live without concern no matter what. Grace means the divine ability working in you.

But concern can be generated from what you see, what you hear. The challenge therefore is to see clearly the will of God and hear clearly the mind of God.

God told Isaiah do not call a conspiracy what this people call a conspiracy (Isaiah 8:12). That means God did not want us to come to the same conclusion that other people come to, when we have the divine perspective.

Habakkuk says: I will stand upon my watch and see what God will say to me (Habakkuk 2:1). Though he had his own perception of the situation around him, but the conclusion he came to were troubling. So he had a choice to make: to be weighed down with concerns or to see from God’s perspective, to be swallowed up in the darkness of concern or to be embrace the light of life in Jesus.

God also said that Isaiah should not fear the people’s fear. He was meant to live above the fear that chokes the people. The recommendation is that let the Lord be your fear. The fear of the lord will cure you of all other kinds of fear. The stronger you gaze on God, the lesser the problem around you seem to be. We are called to be strong in the Lord and in the power of his might, and not to be afraid of the devil (Ephesians 6:10).

Signs and wonders

baby-390555_640Acts 2:43: And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.

Many means many; it means almost too much to be counted, that signs and wonders happened in regular basis that it was difficult to keep up the count.

When John was rounding up his book about Jesus, he said there are many more things he said and did that if they were to be properly documented the books of the world will not contain it (John 21:25). But now the life of Jesus his works and words are multiplied in us. We are the display of his very life.

Isaiah wrote: me and the children the Lord has given me (in a picture of the divine family), we are for signs and wonders in Israel (Isaiah 8:18). So signs and wonders have been liberalised for those of us who are in God’s family to perform.

Jesus said that many signs will follow those who believe (Mark 16:15-18), but what we find is that people are following sign and that has led to the unhealthy deification of those people who seems to be on the cutting edge of signs and wonders.

Therefore, the people should be taught that they should be all they can be for God and not just make more money. They should not allow the love of the world to drown out the love of God in them (1John 2:15-17), love for the supernatural life that he wants us to live, being like him. What you love you seek to be like, loving God means we seek to be like him, in his supernatural essence. That is the difference between being conformed to this world (the mundane life) and being transformed into God’s own divine essence, through the renewal of our mind, being amenable for the supernatural life of signs and wonders.

People need to be taught to maximise their supernatural dimension, their hands communicating the power of God, there words communicating the words of God, their eyes seeing the visions of God, there ears to hear the words of God.

The bible says we would a voice behind us saying this is the way walk in it (Isaiah 30:21), in a supernatural walk. We are called to be partakers of the divine nature (2Peter 1:4), and therefore bringers of change on the earth as carriers of the glory of God.

The earth, the creature in the earth, the bible says waits for the manifestation of the sons of God (Romans 8:19-20). It is time for the sons of God to show themselves.

There are codes in us about what it means to be like God (since we are his sons [John 1:12]), (put there by the word of God through which we received new life [1Peter 1:23]) which are waiting to be activated. Just as the genes for puberty gets activated at a certain time, the divine nature in us will get activated, blossoming in us, and when that happens, we will fully and truly manifest divinity.

Then we would effortlessly walk as God (fully representing him) on this earth. That is what it means for the earth to experience the manifestation of the sons of God.

For the sons of God, signs and wonders are the normal reality, to regularly suspend the laws of nature, since Jesus said that greater works than what he did would we do because he is going to the father (John 14:12). And from the father he poured out the Holy Spirit.

The Spirit is meant to be the conduit for the divine life. That is why we need to learn to live from our spirit, to release our spirit, overcoming the soul-dependent life we have been used to, allowing the word to divine asunder our soul and spirit, reducing the influence of the soul and elevating the influence of the spirit (Hebrews 4:12).

Our spirit is the place of our connection with God (John 4:24), and to the limit that is emphasised, we will see the power of God. Jesus did not start displaying the power of God before he was endowed (covered) with the presence of the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:18), as an example of what we will all need to manifest signs and wonders, like he did. He did not apologise for the miracles that he did, as he lived in obedience to the father, living to glorify him.

If it is divine then there has to be signs and wonders attached to it. The presence of God is the incubator for signs and wonders. In the Old Testament when the children of Israel were moving from Egypt to Canna, their journey was marked by signs and wonders, as it was marked by the tangible presence of God in the pillar of clouds by day and pillar of fire by night (Exodus 13:21).

Even their deliverance from the bondage in Egypt was by power signs and wonders in the manifestation of God, to crutch the opposition to their freedom.

Before then, God told Moses (whom he would send to the people to lead them out of Egypt) that he has heard the cry of his people and he has come down to rescue them (Exodus 3:7-8). And when God comes down, things are about to change, there is bound to be course correction. Isaiah prayed: oh that you will rend the heaven and come down that the mountains may flow at your presence (Isaiah 64:1). David wrote: by terrible things in righteousness will God answer us (Psalm 65:5).

10 different signs and wonders were wrought in the land of Israel, culminating in the death of the first born of Egypt from the first born of animal to Pharaoh who sat on the throne (Exodus 20:29).

There was the parting of the red sea to allow the children of Israel to pass through on dry land, the whole bunch of them. And if you think that is allegorical, then you have it all wrong; actually it means you do not believe God exists.

Because if God exists then he created everything, according to the testimony of scriptures. And if he created everything, rearranging things so the millions of Israelites can pass through the red sea on dry ground was nothing to him.

Later on God will ask Moses, is the Lord’s hand waxed short (Numbers 11:23)? That is an impossibility because if he is God, his hand cannot wax short. He cannot be confronted with a situation that would nothing but underwhelming to him.

To think otherwise is express stark ignorance of who God is, meaning that the God you recognise and come to is not the almighty mentioned in the bible (Hebrews 11:6). If he is the almighty, and he is, then we believe it when we read that he caused Abraham to have a child through Sarah even when she was ninety years (Genesis 17:17); that he caused forty years of manna to come down from heaven for the children of Israel in the wilderness.

These are not allegorical stuffs, but real facts of history. Note that because it is impossible with man does not means it is even hard for God (Mark 10:27), as if both are in the same league. What we need is to develop a conception of God that is biblically valid and not one that is subjective in our human experiences, and limited perception.

God is great in the infinity sense of the word. There is no limit to his greatness. He is not subject to time, matter and space confinements. But can be manifested in it, in a cross of eternity with time, just as the incarnation of Jesus Christ revealed (John 1:14-17).

Jesus, eternally God came in human flesh and set up a ladder on the earth for humanity to connect back to divinity, so that signs and wonders once again be manifested through us, a sons of God.

But signs and wonders are borne on the back of humility. Jesus the ultimate model of humility (Philippians 2:5-11), said that the signs and wonders should not make us feel special, but we are special because God has accepted us in him, our names in the book of life (Luke 10:20).

Zion

meeting-280473_640Zechariah 8:3: Thus says the LORD, ‘I will return to Zion and will dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. Then Jerusalem will be called the City of Truth, and the mountain of the LORD of hosts will be called the holy mountain.

Zion

Zion is God’s place. In his original plan, the whole earth was supposed to be that, managed by man on his behalf. But when man gave the devil entrance into the earth through sin, God withdrew himself. And was looking for a place he can call his own, from where he would launch a takeover bid for the whole earth again.

After God sent man from the Garden of Eden, marking the disconnection between them, the next place (a specific geographic location) that God would decide to come down to connect back with humanity was Jerusalem, where the famous temple was built. God found a place there; his glory manifested there. But it did not last for long because of the unfaithfulness of the people.

God continued to look for a place. And he found a place in Jesus (and by extension the church which is his body), the quintessential house of God, expression of God. Jesus referred to himself as the temple of God, when he told the people: “destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up (John 2:19-22)” hinting at his death and resurrection.

When we become Christians the bible says it means we have come to mount Zion the city of the living God (Hebrews 12:22), come to be part of the body of Christ and in that sense the house of God.

Isaiah said that in the last days the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be exalted above all other mountains and the people shall flow to it, they will seek to be taught the ways of the lord, and walk in his path (Isaiah 2:1-3).

Zion is the place of training in the ways of God, which is why God said he was going to set over his people shepherds who will feed them with knowledge and understanding (Jeremiah 3:15). If the people are not being fed properly with such things then the church is not as “Zion” as it should be. It should also be the place where we experience God in all his essence.
It should be a place of continuous development, positive change should be the order of the day as we are trained in all the ways of God. Paul confidently said, when he was departing for the final time from the Christians in Ephesus, that he had not shied away from his duty to teach the people all the ways of God (Acts 20:20, 27).

When an angel set the apostles free from the jail (where they were put for preaching the gospel), he told them to stand in the temple and teach the people the whole truth (Acts 5:20). Jesus said we should go into all the world to teach all nations his word (Matthew 28:19). It is not Zion, until God’s truth is going forth, fulfilling Isaiah’s prophecy.

City of truth

Zion is also called the city of truth. That means the city will be marked by truth. And Jesus said that he is the truth (John 14:6). The truth is a person. It is not enough to speak about truth, how about walking in it? It is not enough to hear the word, how about doing it? It is not enough to say the right words, how about living the right life? Truth is beyond what is said. It is person you can be in the image of Jesus. It is not enough to teach the right thing from the pulpit (Romans 2:18-23), how about living the right life before the people? It is easier to talk than to walk when it comes to truth.

God said to Habakkuk: write vision (the truth God will show) make it plain on tablets of hearts that he who reads may run (Habakkuk 2:1-4). It is not enough to read, what about running with it, with the vision of truth? It is not enough to know the right things, how about doing them?

Jesus came as the truth God wants to show us to liberate us from the lies of the devil. On a mount where Jesus and three of the disciples were, God spoke from heaven: this is my beloved son hear him (Matthew 17:5). He is the truth, all the truth and nothing but the truth.
That is what qualifies him to be the judge. He will not judge according to the hearing of the ears but will judge righteously. He also said that he does not judge of his own volition (Isaiah 11:3, John 5:30) but as he hears the father he speaks, so he is 100 percent accurate. He is the word the double-edged sword that cuts into the inner motivation, reasoning, and not just the action (Hebrews 4:12). Because he reaches everywhere, seeing all the angles, he judges well.

Mountain of help, holiness and deliverance

David says that he will lift up his head to the hills, away from human leanings, his own thoughts, wisdom, understanding, experiences, and lift it to God (in heaven, hence the figure of hills) from where his help will come from (Psalm 121). He will lift up his eyes in active expectancy. God’s help that does not fail.

James said: if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask from God who gives liberally and graciously to all, compelled by his love and his desire to manifest himself in our lives (James 1:5).

Obadiah wrote: upon mount Zion there shall be holiness and deliverance and the house of Jacob shall possess their possession (Obadiah 1:17). Until we get up on that mountain (Holy Mountain of help) we will not experience holiness and deliverance.

Holiness is about something coming into you (what you are brought), while deliverance is about things coming out of you (what you are led out of). While Jesus was on earth he did overtime chasing away demons in the life of the people. He came as light to deliver the people.

On the mountain of holiness we are restored. Man was made holy, made to stand on that mountain, but got dragged down to the mud of ignominy because of sin. But Jesus has come to clean him up and lead him by the Holy Spirit up that mountain again.

Appointment with God

date-62739_640Amos 4:12: “Therefore thus I will do to you, O Israel; because I will do this to you, prepare to meet your God, O Israel!”

God is always moving, always doing stuffs. Jesus said that his father is always at work (John 5:17). God is focused on his purpose, and moves things in that direction. But because God gave the earth to man (Genesis 1:26-28), he needed man to be in sync with him if he would carry out his full plan on the earth.

So God had to find ways of reaching man, and finding it he did in Jesus, because nothing can stand in the way of what God wants to do. Even man messing up, was merely a temporary setback, and even that works for a greater good down the road, as it is now clear for eternity what man disobeying God leads to. It is a no-no.

In the bible God spoke through Isaiah that when he discovered that there was no one with him, he said that his own hands worked the needed salvation (Isaiah 63:5), which was done in Jesus Christ.

Relationship with man was God’s plan from the beginning, and though the devil brought a twist to the story with the deception of man to sin, God took matters into his own hands, coming himself (Jesus) to the world, leading to the sacrifice himself on the cross.

As a three in One God He could do that. It was a perfect plan. And Jesus (God the Word [John 1:14]) came down to the earth to repair man’s relationship with God, and in the same package the Holy Spirit, who is also God comes into the believers in Jesus and the people then become houses of God. Now who laughs last? The devil or God? God.

In a psalm David said: “why would the heathen rage and the people imagine a vain thing against the lord and against the anointed (Psalm 2),” expressing the futility of opposing God.

The words were quoted by the believers in the book of Acts, when affirming the lordship of Jesus. They were also reflective of the mind of the devil who thought that he could score a win against God. How deluded can on be?

Jesus called him a liar and a father of lies (John 8:44). He was self-deceived to think he was something and tried to pull a fast one on God through his rebellion in heaven, eons ago (Isaiah 14:11-15). As the deceiver he can only deceive. He represents layers and layers of deception.

In the writing of Paul, we read of the works of darkness (Romans 13:12, Ephesians 5:21), the hidden things of darkness (1Corinthians 4:5), the power of darkness (Colossians 1:13).

The devil personifies darkness, though the bible says that his apostles transform themselves into angels of light (2Corinthians 11:14). In him is all manner of evil, being the one who wields the power of death (Hebrews 2:14).

However, when God prepares his light in Jesus, the works of darkness were dissolved, the hidden things of darkness were exposed and the power of darkness crushed. In the kingdom of Jesus it is life, light and goodness, it is righteousness peace and joy in the Holy Spirit (Romans 10:14).

Christ, in our lives, the works of darkness is replaced with the works of goodness (Hebrews 10:24), the power of darkness with the power of God (1Corinthians 1:24) as the revelation light of Christ (Ephesians 5:14) expose the hidden works of darkness. Jesus said that the thief the devil comes to steal, kill and destroy, but he counteracts that with his life in abundance (John 10:10).

The relationship of God with man was obviously complicated through sin. What was supposed to be about a family of God, with him as our father, was messed up when the devil came into the picture and caused man to sin. Now the judgment of God was activated and his wrath hovers over man, as God had warned of the consequences of eating the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil (Genesis 3), that the judgment was death.

In that state, meeting God was a dreadful thing. After man sinned and discovered that they were naked, they an unusual, unfamiliar dread of facing God. Before when they had a conscience God was not a dreadful being, but with the law of sin and death already at work in the heart of Adam and Eve (Romans 8:1-2), they hid away God. They did not want to meet him, face him. When they finally met him, it was for damning judgments on the two of them. God then was no longer the loving father, he was the dreadful judge and they the sinners.

In the focus verse God through the prophet was calling the people to “stop thinking there will be no consequences for their sins. The day of reckoning will no longer be postponed, it is just around the corner. You cannot hide from Me. I am is coming to take stock, to deliver judgment and to separate the goats from the sheep (Matthew 25:31-32). My judgment will no longer be delayed. There is no escaping Me.”

To be on the right side of the judgment of God, which has to so with rewards, we should embrace Jesus, the payment for our sin, in him we have our portion in the blessing of God, and not the judgment, as we gain his (Christ) life and power.

Jacob met with God a few times. The first was when he was running away from his brother. He could run from man but not from God. God is everywhere (Psalm 139:7-14). And on the way slept and in a dream he saw a ladder reaching to heaven with angels moving up and down on it. He discovered meeting God also meant meeting with angels. And as the bible has shown meeting angels can be good or bad, depending on if you are in God’s good book or not.

Another time, Jacob was coming from his uncle’s house with his wives, children and properties (Genesis 32:24-32). He wrestled all night with God, who appeared to him as a man. He asked for blessing and he was blessed, he was transformed, his name was changed. With his demand, he expressed an hunger for God. It shows if you express enough hunger when you meet God, it leads to transformation.

At the end of the meeting God touched his hip joint and he walked with a staff, showing that now he leans on God. He learned dependence on God, a departure from his former self-sufficient self. Meeting God does that to you.

When you meet God, you are left with awe of him. Isaiah met God and was awestruck by his holiness, declaring himself as unclean (Isaiah 6:1-7). He had an angelic encounter in God’s presence through which he had an experience of spiritual purging experience. That is one other thing that happens when we meet God.

 

Relying on God

baby-22194_640Isaiah 27: 5: Or let him rely on My protection, let him make peace with him, let him make peace with Me.

God is calling you to rely on him to depend on him for protection, for help, for inspiration. David said that our help comes from nowhere else except the Lord the maker of heaven and earth (Psalm 121), who will not allow our feet to be moved. He can be trusted to do what he says. There is no circumstance beyond his control.

We move in world that is full of confusion but the words of the bible can be our anchor for what is true, making us wise (2Timothy 3:15). Different people come up with different findings, the philosophers falling over themselves to give the meaning of life, but the answer to the deepest longing in man, the longing for meaning, is in God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In him we move and have our being (Acts 17:28). He is our father and from him we derive our origin, our identity.

In the story of the prodigal son, Jesus told of a younger son who wanted to be independent. He saw the father as someone to get things from and not one to relate with. He went away with his inheritance to seek an identity for him, to try to establish himself in the world, but he failed woefully. He had an eye of covetousness, reminding us that we always need God.

Jesus said without him we can do nothing. With him we find meaning where we are fit, that is where we are celebrated, where we can attain our full potential. Outside of him, we get reduced, we dry up. We do not have to strive for his acceptance, we are already accepted as his beloved (Ephesians 1:6) once we are in Christ Jesus, on his account.

Paul said that we are complete in him who is the head of all principalities and powers (Colossian 2:10). He is our all in all. The bible says that woe to those who run to Egypt for protection (mere mortals), relying on them because of their horses and neglecting the Lord. They will come back sorely disappointed.

We are meant to expect help from God, set our eyes, our gaze on him (Psalm 121). He is the light showing us the way in the darkness of the world. John described Jesus as the light that lights every man who comes to the world, he is our guiding light.

When a sign of his birth was in the sky it was seen by magi from the east as a special star, which led them in the direction of worshiping God, of deeper experience of him. When they found him, they bowed down to him, submitting to his Lordship.

Peter told Jesus: to whom shall we go since you have the words of eternal life (John 6:68)? He is the ancient of days (with unquantifiable wisdom) and we are called to rely on him for everything. He knows all things he can do all things, his reach is without limit, i.e. the reach of his influence of his presence. There is no searching his depth, he is beyond the loop of time and space, the transcendent one.

We have no doubt about his commitment to us, there is no limit to the resources of God that he can make available to us. Paul the one who did not spare his son, Jesus Christ but gave him up for us, how will he not together with him give us all things freely (Romans 8:32)?

He makes his grace knowledge and power available to us. Paul said I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

We won’t be wanderers when we rely on God for direction. A psalmist prayed: you are my lord my God, for your name sake lead me and guide me (Psalm 31:3).

Relying on God is beyond a mental disposition, it also has to do with action. When Peter saw Jesus walking on water, he told him: if it be you bid me come to you on the water (Matthew 14:28-29)? Jesus said come and immediately he stepped into the water and walked on it, he acted on the word of God.

He had experienced the word of Christ making the impossible possible before then. Relying on the word of Christ made Peter take action based on what Jesus said. He did not say: “I am not feeling like taking action now. Or: I’ll postpone it to a more convenient time.”

On the sea, Peter went fishing all night without any gain (Luke 5:1-10). But Jesus told him to launch into the deep and he caught a large amount of fished. He relied on Jesus’ word and he was overwhelmed by the miracle.

The word of God is reliable. If he says you are healed (1Peter 2:24), then you are, if it says you are above only and not beneath, then you are (Deuteronomy 28:13). The same word created the universe, it carried within it the power to create its own reality in your life, even in the face of contrary evidence.

God spoke through Isaiah that the word which has gone forth from him, will not return to him void until it has accomplished the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:8-11). He word is like rain that falls on the earth. His word is like hammer that breaks the rock into pieces (Jeremiah 23:28-29). His word has also been described a fire, manna. It manifests in difference shades and shapes, all to carry out the counsel of God, manifesting his creativity.

The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy but Jesus has come so that we may have life in abundance (John 10:10). He can be relied upon to make that happen, to make that a reality in our lives no matter the prevailing circumstance. It doesn’t matter how far the devil has spoiled things, there is light that Jesus brings that chases away all the darkness.

In the focus verse God was saying we should rely on his protection. When Ezra was taking some people with some of the vessels (made with precious metals) across the wilderness back to Jerusalem, many years after it was carted away from the temple in Jerusalem by the Babylonian empire, he asked that God will grant them a safe journey (Ezra 8:21).

He relied on God for protection. He had the option of asking for military escort from the foreign king who supported the journey. He however chose to fast and pray asking for protection, he sought to draw the hand of God rather than relay on the prowess of men. The journey was too unpredictable for even the best strategist to help with the best route possible for safety. He needed the help of God the master strategist.

The book of Hebrews described Jesus this way: in the days of his flesh he cried to God with tears to the one who is able to deliver him from death (Hebrews 5:7). He relied on God to raise him from the death, saying: Lord into your hands I commit my spirit;

We should learn to commit things to God, everything. Solomon wrote trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all you ways acknowledge him and he shall direct your path (Proverbs 3:5-6).

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