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Bible Encouragement for Depression and Healing

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The Bible offers encouragement to help during times of depression and trouble. God will leave are anxiety and suffering many times but He does give us guidance. Meditate and pray these to God to get help and inspiration in this time of uncertainty.

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT ENCOURAGEMENT AND STRENGTH

Psalm 9:910 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Psalm 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee.
Psalm 55:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain thee: He shall never suffer the righteous to be moved
Deuteronomy 31:8 And the Lord, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed

 

Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint

Isaiah 49:13 Sing, O heavens; and be joyful, O earth; and break forth into singing, O mountains: for the Lord hath comforted His people, and will have mercy upon His afflicted

Psalm 9:9 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble

Psalm 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me

Psalm 73:26 My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever

Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with joy; He will rest in His love, He will joy over thee with singing

Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT PEACE

John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, My peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusteth in Thee

Roman’s 8:6 For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT DOES GOD LOVE US

1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love

Psalm 36:7 How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings

Galatians 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me

1 John 4:11-12 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us

1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew Him not

BIBLE VERSES ABOUT PROMISES

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord thy God, He is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations

Roman’s 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose

2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind

Revelation 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before His angels

2 Corinthians 1:20 For all the promises of God in Him are yea, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

Don’t Be Fooled By The BATTLE: How To GUARD YOUR MIND

It is crucial for every Christian to understand that he/she is in a mighty Battle for the Mind. This protection is not available to someone who is not a Christian. You have to be a child of God and have received salvation. You cannot get around it as a Christian you must have perseverance, preparedness, and weaponry to win this battle.pexels-photo-2225440

The Romans helmet was needed and a total part of his armor. It had obvious use it protected the head of him as a soldier. Today there are many helmets but they perform basically the same functions. As believers, our helmet of Salvation comes from  God Himself. This battle is on a spiritual level and all done with spiritual weapons, not human weapons. To win this battle and be victorious we must stand in His weapons without doubting. We must put on the Full Armor of God.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord. A double minded man is unstable in all his ways. James 1:5-8

We can not fight with worldly philosophies, persuasive words of human wisdom, human wit, rationalism, entertainment, skills, reasoning, and ideas these won’t win the spiritual war. Fasting and prayer can build your faith to help you in this battle.

Hebrews 10:22-23 let us draw near with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

This is a battle of the mind and heart the devil comes after us he is like a roaring lion and he wants to devour you.

Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world. After you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen and establish you. 1Peter 5:8-10

The thoughts drive what we do and are actions that come from them. Our thoughts are essential as we serve the Lord it is very critical that our thoughts are protected. These are critical in spiritual warfare you have to be mindful or you will have a very tuff time.

(2 Corinthians 10:3-5)
For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ,

The Bible has a lot to say about the need to guard your thoughts, about putting Gods will above your own will, and putting on the mind of Christ:


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(Philippians 2:5)
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus

(James 4:7)
Submit therefore to God Resist the devil and he will flee from you.


The Battle for the Mind

What Everyone Ought To Know About The Real Sabbath

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When the sun goes down on Friday night sundown till Saturday night sundown. The sabbath day has always been on the 7th day but who lied and said it was on Sunday?

But we should honor the Sabbath day to the Lord, a day when we do not think our own thoughts or spend time in business or worldly pleasure but when we rest and spend time with Him. The command to keep the Sabbath is not just for Jews or a Jewish custom it is from the very beginning.

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Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. By the seventh day God completed His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.

God rests this in no way indicates He was weary from His creative efforts but denotes that the creation is complete. Further, God is establishing a pattern of one day in seven to rest. The keeping of this day will eventually be a distinguishing trait of Gods chosen people.

(Exodus 20:8-11)
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.

When you become a Christian you are grafted into Israel and become one with Israel of His chosen people.

Grafted In (Romans 11:11-24)
I say then, they did not stumble so as to fall, did they? May it never be! But by their transgression salvation has come to the Gentiles, to make them jealous. Now if their transgression is riches for the world and their failure is riches for the Gentiles, how much more will their fulfillment be! But I am speaking to you who are Gentiles.

Inasmuch then as I am an apostle of Gentiles, I magnify my ministry, if somehow I might move to jealousy my fellow countrymen and save some of them.

For if their rejection is the reconciliation of the world, what will their acceptance be but life from the dead?  If the first piece of dough is holy, the lump is also; and if the root is holy, the branches are too.

But if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive, were grafted in among them and became partaker with them of the rich root of the olive tree, do not be arrogant toward the branches; but if you are arrogant, remember that it is not you who supports the root, but the root supports you. You will say then, Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.


Quite right, they were broken off for their unbelief, but you stand by your faith. Do not be conceited, but fear; or if God did not spare the natural branches, He will not spare you, either. Behold then the kindness and severity of God; to those who fell, severity, but to you, Gods kindness, if you continue in His kindness; otherwise you also will be cut off.

And they also, if they do not continue in their unbelief, will be grafted in, for God is able to graft them in again. For if you were cut off from what is by nature a wild olive tree, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these who are the natural branches be grafted into their own olive tree?

*Christians, God chose you from the beginning for salvation. Its the same truth Peter stressed when he said we are elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father. . . When we believe in the truth, when we choose to receive Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then at some point we will look back and see that God chose us first.

(2 Thessalonians 2:13)
But we should always give thanks to God for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 

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(John 10:16)
“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.


Neither let the son of the stranger, that hath joined himself to the LORD, speak, saying, The LORD hath utterly separated me from his people: neither let the eunuch say, Behold, I am a dry tree. For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and choose the things that please me,

and take hold of my covenant; Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an everlasting name, that shall not be cut off. Also the sons of the stranger, that join themselves to the LORD, to serve him, and to love the name of the LORD, to be his servants, every one that keepeth the sabbath from polluting it, and taketh hold of my covenant; (Isaiah 56:3-6)

(Mark 2:27)
“The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath”

He does not just say Jews He says, man.

also, in the new heaven and the new earth, the sabbath is honored.

(Isaiah 66:22-23)

For just as the new heavens and the new earth Which I make will endure before Me, declares the Lord, So your offspring and your name will endure.
And it shall be from new moon to new moon And from sabbath to sabbath, All mankind will come to bow down before Me, says the Lord.

 

We should honor the sabbath day to the Lord, a day when we do not think our own thoughts or spend time in business or worldly pleasure but when we rest and dedicate ourselves to God.  To spend time in worship and know God and concentrate on the things of God with Him one day a week.

 

At Last, The Secret To MOUNT ARARAT, NOAH’S ARK Is Revealed

This Genesis account of the Flood which you will read below along with many really interesting facts which you probably don’t know. I hope will get you to think about the reliability of the wonderful truth Genesis 1-11 you will find in God’s Word and think more as history as rather than a fable.

Mount Ararat

is a snow-capped and dormant compound stratovolcano also called Agri Mountain in the extreme east of Turkey. It consists of two major volcanic cones: Greater Ararat and Little Ararat.Closeup_of_large_peak_of_Mount_Ararat

Greater Ararat is the highest peak in Turkey and the Armenian Highland with an elevation of 5,137 m (16,854 ft); Little Ararat’s elevation is 3,896 m (12,782 ft). The Ararat massif is about 35 km (22 mi) wide at the ground base.

The first efforts to reach Ararat’s summit  were made in the Middle Ages, and Friedrich Parrot, Khachatur Abovian, and four others made the first recorded ascent in 1829.The mountain has been called by the name Ararat since the Middle Ages, as it began to be identified with “Mountains of Ararat” (Region) described in the Bible as the resting place of Noah’s Ark, despite the contention that Genesis 8:4 does not refer specifically to Mt. Ararat itself but the mountains of Ararat. So could be on a different mountain in the area.

And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:4

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is the principal national symbol of Armenia and has been considered a sacred mountain by Armenians. It is featured prominently in Armenian literature and art and is well known in the area. It is depicted on the Coat of Arms of Armenia along with a picture of Noah’s Ark.

So there was wickedness upon the earth

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. Genesis 6:5-8 And it repented the Lord that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heartAnd the Lord said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them. But Noah found grace in the eyes of the Lord.

Accordingly, Noah’s instructions are given to him by God (Genesis 6:14–16): the Ark is to be 300 cubits long-450 feet, 50 cubits wide-75 feet, and 30 cubits high-45 feet about 1 1/2 a football field long. The shorter unit – a common cubit – was based on the forearm length from the tip of the middle finger to the bottom of the elbow.

But, the length of this cubit for the Ark is unknown but close to estimates above. The volume could hold 522 railway cars. Which is gigantic and will hold dinosaurs and many animals, food, and water plenty to get by and not all species that are here today had to be on it. You could have the younger animals and dragons (dinosaurs) not full-grown on it. There is a lot of evidence dinosaurs lived after the Flood of  World (c 2500 BC) but were hunted and are extinct from that and other reasons.

 

Genesis 6:12–16 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Make thee an ark of gopher wood; rooms shalt thou make in the ark, and shalt pitch it within and without with pitch. And this is the fashion which thou shalt make it of: The length of the ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits

A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

Many say the flood was local: But

Why would Noah build an Ark for 75 years at the most? If this was just a local flood like many people say then he didn’t have to build an Ark. He could travel to another place where there was not a flood-like anyone else would do.

Why would God have to bring two of e…very land-breathing creature to the Ark? If there was a local flood they would be safe where they were and just be relocated to a different area.

The answers to the above questions have no logical sense when we try to interpret the Genesis Flood as a local flood like many has said.

If we interpret the Genesis Flood to be a local flood, then God’s everlasting covenant is meaningless because we have many devastating local floods throughout the world and they do not wipe out all the animals.

The only interpretation that is consistent with God’s everlasting covenant is that it was a worldwide Flood. Since the fossil records have proven that it was worldwide. What then is my point! I am pointing to the fact that the flood was real.

Genesis 6:17-19 And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons’ wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female.

The evidence is overwhelming

When you look at all the fossils of fish and other saltwater animals from the ocean found up in the mountains.

For example:

Scientists find fossils of whales and different marine animals in the mountains amongst the sediments up in the high mountainous area 5,000 feet in the South American, Andes. By expedition American Museum of Natural History: The expedition Leader, Dr. Michael J. Novacek March 12, 1987, original. Reprinted “The New York Times Archives, 1996”

another example:

INDIA NEWS

Why Are There Fish Fossils High Up In The Himalayas?

By Mishana Khot • 29 June 2018 • TWC India

I have summarized the wording so not to plagiarize

The Awesome Himalayas is the ‘The Roof of the World’, has a giant height, can’t be seen through the clouds when not clear outside. It has some of the highest peaks in the world also Mount Everest, the high mountain 29,029 feet one of the greatest in the world. At these altitudes, the air is thin, and the temperatures are extreme.

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Representative Image, NASA

The looks are like it hasn’t moved since the early beginning of the world. The mountains are miles even hundreds of miles away from the sea. They want to know how marine fossils are being found in locations in the mountains of the Himalayas?

at the conclusion of the article:

It Says the top of the world of the high mountains was definitely under a deep ocean!

Flood legend example:

There is the Babylonian flood tablet 

This describes how to make an ark which is in the British Museum. In 1872 there was an assistant named George Smith, He discovered the story of the flood which amazed the world – which obviously came from the Bible Book of Genesis – on the tablet which was cuneiform was made out of clay which was excavated in Nineveh (Which is in Iraq).

According to the discovery, they had their false god from Babylon to get rid of man by death in the water, like the Bible, which was copied from. The survival of everything was saved by a man.

The flood stories have a lot of details that are the same in the Bible flood story in Genesis. It gives details of building round ark, the animals going into the ark on a mountain, and sending out a bird to see if waters had gone down. The Babylonian flood stories have been related to Bible flood but are not totally accurate to the Bible reality.

Final Points about real past

  • The ocean waters were deep so to cover all the mountains in the earth (even the area on mountains of Ararat) by 15 cubits.
  • God had Noah and his family build a giant Ark He would have told him to move if it was a local flood.
  • Noah was instructed to take birds, animals, on Ark no need in a local flood.
  • The wording for the water (the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened) indicated wide flood
  • All people were destroyed entire world, which would never happen in a local flood.

 The Lord caused it to rain on the earth

The People Died

And the waters prevailed, and were increased greatly upon the earth; and the ark went upon the face of the waters. And the waters prevailed exceedingly upon the earth; and all the high hills, that were under the whole heaven, were covered. Fifteen cubits upward did the waters prevail; and the mountains were covered. Genesis 7:18-20

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This engraving, made from carved sardonyx and gold, features a line of animals on the gangway to Noah’s ark. It is based on a woodcut by the French illustrator Bernard Salomon. From the Walters Art Museum.ption

And every living substance was destroyed which was upon the face of the ground, both man, and cattle, and the creeping things, and the fowl of the heaven; and they were destroyed from the earth: and Noah only remained alive, and they that were with him in the ark. And the waters prevailed upon the earth an hundred and fifty days

Genesis 7:23-24

 and then the waters subsided

And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;

The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained; And the waters returned from off the earth continually: and after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters were abated. And the ark rested in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, upon the mountains of Ararat. Genesis 8:1-4

So Noah sends dove to see if waters were off the earth

And the dove came in to him in the evening; and, lo, in her mouth was an olive leaf pluckt off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off the earth. Genesis 8:11

And he stayed yet other seven days; and sent forth the dove; which returned not again unto him any more.Genesis 8:12

So God Speaks To Noah

And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth. Genesis 8:15-17

And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth. And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud: And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. Genesis 9:12-15

Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” Genesis 9:16

So man was on the earth once more they had sinned and God had destroyed it

The Genesis Flood was a judgment on the world’s sin and our sin will always bring death. Jesus talked about the Flood and this world makes a mockery at God and His flood.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord 

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. Galatians 5:19-21

People love the baby Jesus but I have to tell you something He will bring judgment on this world. If a person refuses to repent and follow Jesus then that person will face the wrath of God.

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As it was in the days of Noah, so it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark; and they knew nothing about what would happen until the flood came and took them all away. That is how it will be at the coming of the Son of Man. Matthew 24:37-39

Read below what happens to those who won’t believe Jesus is the Christ and accept His way to save you.

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“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come”

And then the Day of the Lord Happens!

The world will be surprised when the wrath of God is upon this world.

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  • Howl ye; for the day of the LORD is at hand; it shall come as a destruction from the Almighty. Therefore shall all hands be faint, and every man’s heart shall melt: And they shall be afraidpangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames. Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.

  • For the stars of heaven and the constellations thereof shall not give their light: the sun shall be darkened in his going forth, and the moon shall not cause her light to shine. And I will punish the world for their evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the haughtiness of the terrible. I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden wedge of Ophir. Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger. Isaiah 13:6-13

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