God's definitions of "comfort, Comforters." Special prayer needed to Bonnie & daughter
Comfort, Comforter, Holy Ghost, Gabriel, Angels; Special prayer for BonnieQ & María, terrible event Friday 07-08-11:
Extra Oil: Comfort One Another
shared by Remnant Doctrine Keepers (RDK) 071511
©copyright 2011 Bonita M Quesinberry 070711
Laodicea is becoming more dangerous by the day, even by the hour; but, more exhausting than potential danger – potential being the operative word– is the everyday stress of just trying to eek out a living in a failing economy as well as harsh, and often cruelty against us by people we thought were Christians, and sometimes even our own families, all together stresses Christ's Remnant: all the more reason to pray unceasing, take time to lift up each other, help each other, encourage and console one another, for we all are receiving cruelty, in one way or another, and/or injury at the hands of Satan's goats.
—— We pray this Oil will lift up your spirits and encourage you to hang tight to God's promises. Do not waver in obedience, nor let go of His strength, even for an instant. You might want to print out this Oil for those moments or days when down, oppressed by a sense of hopelessness, feeling that Christ has abandoned us and is never going to get us off this dying planet in our lifetime: these red flags signal the desperate need for our Lord's loving reassurances and His unfailing strength.
—— We felt it time– almost out of time– to ease our brethrens' stresses and ours with our Father's words of comfort and encouragement; so, page after page we searched the Bible for each relevant scripture – a lot! – then we examined key words in the Hebrew and Greek for understanding of God's specific intent for various combined forms of the key word "comfort." The findings revealed our Father comforting us in virtually all that we do and protecting us from those things that come up against us, be it a person or object: i.e. land, work, cars, drunk drivers, murders, our spouses/children/ and extended families, our friends, Christ's enemies our enemies.
—— Our and Jesus' enemies also are comforted; though God's Word says they comfort selves by violating His Laws as they use them against us –and on the list goes: comfort a term used both in positive and negative forms, God's use for us being only positive. The Word also shows friends and families as comforters; albeit, there are times when they think to comfort with accusations-as-explanations instead of only encouragement.
—— We start with applicable words, then quote AKJV verses accompanied with locations. There are so many scriptures that we will not quote them all; rather, this will be a mix of quotes with references and others just stand-alone references for each of us to look up— a good way to keep us all in God's Word more frequently and doing it by God's study method of "rightly dividing here a little, there a little."
DEFINITIONS: according to Hebrew/Chaldee (H/C), Greek (G)
1. Comfort/Comforts –
—— H/C: 1082– desist (from grief) or invade (with destruction); comfort, (recover) strength(en); 4010– desistance (or rather desolation), comfort self; 5150– repose (adv) peacefully, fig. Consolation (spec. matrimony), hence (concr.) an abode–comfortable, ease, quiet, rest(-ing place), (be) still; 5165– consolation–comfort; 5582– to support, comfort, establish, hold up, refresh self, strengthen, be upholden; 7502– to spread (a bed), by impli. to refresh, comfort, make (a bed), spread; 8575– compassion, solace, comfort, consolation;
—— G: 2174– comp. of 2095~good, well done, to be in good spirits, feel encouraged, be of good comfort; 2293-2294– to have courage, be of good cheer (comfort), daring, boldness, (subj) courage; 3870/3874/3875/3931– to call near, i.e. invite, invoke (by imploration, hortation or consolation, beseech, call for, (be of good) comfort, desire, (give) exort(-ation), intreat, pray, solace, to harangue an assembly, an address alongside, i.e. (spec.) consolation, comfort; 3888-3889-3890– to relate near, i.e. (by impl.) encourage, console, comfort; 5162– to be in (give) space, i.e. (intrans.) to pass, enter, or (trans.) to hold, admit, come, contain, go, have place, (can, be room to) receive; 5590– heart or heartily, life, mind, soul, +us, +you;
2. Comfortable/Comfortably – H/C: 4496, 5150– prop. Consoled; abstr. solace-comfort or comfortable;
3. Comforted/Comfortedst/Comforteth – H/C: 4837– to console jointly, comfort together; 5162– to be in (give) space, i.e. (intrans.) to pass, enter, or (trans.) to hold, admit, come, contain, go, have place, (can, be room to) receive;
—— G: 3870– see "comfort"; 3888– to relate near, encourage, console, comfort;
4. Comforter/Comforters –H/C: 5162– to be in (give) space, i.e. (intrans.) to pass, enter, or (trans.) to hold, admit, come, contain, go, have place, (can, be room to) receive;
—— G: 3875; and,
5. Comfortless – G: 3737– bereaved ("orphan"), i.e. parentless, comfortless, fatherless.
SCRIPTURES: ellipsis' (. . .) will separate chapters/verses, scriptures are paraphrased for clarity and edited for only the lines relevant to the various forms of "comfort;"
Genesis 5: 29 / 18: 5 / 24: 67 / 27:42 / 37:35 / 38: 12 / 50: 21 —
Noah shall comfort us concerning our work and toil of our hands, because of the ground which the Lord hath cursed . . . And I will fetch a morsel of bread to comfort your hearts . . . Isaac was comforted after his mother's death . . . Behold, thy brother Esau doth comfort himself, intending to kill you . . . (Jacob believed son Joseph dead) All his sons and daughters came to comfort him; but Jacob refused to be comforted . . . Judah's wife died and Judah was comforted . . . Now therefore fear ye not: I will nourish you and your little ones. Joseph comforted and spoke kindly to them.
Judges 19: 5, 8 – Ruth 2: 13,14
II Samuel 10: 2–3 / 12: 24 / 13: 39 / 14: 17 / 19: 7 — David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahass, as his father showed unto me. David sent to comfort by the hand of his servants for his father . . . Comforted Bath-sheba his wife, and she bare a son, Solomon . . . King David comforted Absalom, for Amnon was dead . . . The word of my lord the king shall now be comfortable: so is my lord the king to discern good and bad: the Lord your God will be with you . . . Speak comfortably (kindly) unto thy servants; if you do not go, no one will tarry with you: that will be worse for you than all the evil of your youth.
I Chronicles 7: 22 / 19: 2–3 — (Four of Ephraim's sons were slain) and his brethren came to comfort him . . . David said, I will show kindness unto Hanun the son of Nahash, because his father showed kindness to me. He sent messengers to comfort Hanun in his father's death. But the princes said to Hanun, Have not David's servants come to search, overthrow, and to spy on you?
II Chronicles 30: 22; 32: 6–8 — Hezekiah spoke comfortably (good words) to all the Levites that taught the good knowledge of the Lord . . . He set captains of war over the people, and gathered them together to him in the street of the gate of the city, and spoke comfortably (good words) to them, saying, Be strong and courageous, be not afraid or dismayed by Assyria's numbers; for theirs is an arm of flesh and ours is the Lord our God to help us and fight our battles.
Job 2: 11 / 6:10 / 16: 2 / 21:34 / 29:25 / 42: 11 — When Job's three friends heard of the evil upon him, they came together to mourn with him and to comfort him . . . Job would be comforted if the Lord did not spare him (rather than continue suffering); for he had not concealed the words of the Holy One . . . (Job's friends continued speaking negatively) Then Job answered, Miserable comforters are ye all . . . How then comfort me, seeing in your answers there is falsehood? . . I chose out their way, and sat chief, and dwelt as a king in the army, as one that comforteth the mourners . . . Then came his brothers and sisters and bemoaned him and comforted him over all the evil, every man also gave him money and every one an earring of gold.
Psalm 23: 4 / 69:20 / 71: 21 / 77: 2 / 86: 17 / 94: 19 / 119: 50,52,76,82 — I will fear no evil, thy rod and thy staff comfort me . . . Reproach (false accusations) hath broken my heart, and I looked for some to take pity and for comforters, but I found none . . . Ecclesiastes 4: 1 — The tears of (the) oppressed and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Solomon 2: 5;
Isaiah 12: 1 / 22: 3-4 / 40: 1–2 / 49: 13 / 51: 3,12 / 52: 9 / 57: 6,18 / 61: 1-2 / 66: 13 — Thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me . . . All thy rulers are fled together. Look away from me: I will weep bitterly, labour not to comfort me, because of the robbing of the daughter of my people . . . Comfort ye, comfort ye my people, saith your God. Speak ye comfortably (kindly) to Jerusalem and cry unto her, that her warfare is accomplished, that her iniquity is pardoned . . . Jeremiah 8: 17-18 / 16: 7 / 31: 13,15 — Behold, I (the Lord) will send serpents and cockatrices among you, which will not be charmed and they shall bite you. When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me . . . Men shall not tear themselves for mourning, to comfort them for the dead; men shall not give them the cup of consolation to drink for their father or for their mother . . . The virgin (church) shall rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them and make them rejoice from their sorrow. Rahel, weeping for her (dead) children, refused to be comforted for her children.
Lamentations 1: 2,9,16–17,21 / 2: 13 — Judah weepeth sore in the night, her tears are on her cheeks: among all her lovers she hath none to comfort. Her filthiness is in her skirts; she came down wonderfully: she had no comforter. For these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter (God) that should relieve my soul is far from me.
Ezekiel 5:13 / 14: 22–23 / 16: 54 / 31:16 / 32: 31 — Thus shall mine anger be accomplished, and I (the Lord) will cause my fury to rest upon them, and I will be comforted . . .
Hosea 2: 5-14
Nahum 3: 7 — It shall come to pass, that all they that look upon thee shall flee from thee, and say, Nineveh is laid waste: who will bemoan her? Whence (where) shall I seek comforters for thee?
Zechariah 1: 13,17 / 10: 2 — The Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good and comfortable (comforting) words. The Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem . . . The idols have spoken vanity and the fortune tellers have told false dreams; they comfort in vain: therefore, they went their way as a flock, they were troubled, because there was no shepherd.
Matthew 2: 18 / 5: 4 / 9:22 — In Rama, Rachel wept for her dead children . . .
Mark 10: 49; Luke 8: 48 / 16: 25
John 11: 19,31 / 14: 16,18,26 / 15: 26 / 16: 7 — Many Jews came to Martha and Mary to comfort them in their brother's death . . .
Acts 9: 29,31 / 16: 40 / 20: 12 — Paul spoke boldly in the name of Jesus; then the churches had rest and were edified; and walking in fear of the Lord, and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, and were multiplied . . .
Romans 1: 11-12 / 15: 4 — Paul wrote, I long to see you, that I may be comforted with you by the mutual faith both of you and me . . . Whatsoever things were written before Christ, were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
I Corinthians 14: 3 — He who prophesies speaks to men for edification, exhortation and comfort.
II Corinthians 1: 3–4,6 / 2: 6-7 / 7: 4,6–7,13 / 13: 11 — Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God all comfort . . .
Ephesians 6: 22 — Tychicus, whom I have sent to you, shall make known to you all things; that you might know our affairs, and that he might comfort your hearts.
Philippians 2: 1-2,19 — If is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, then you fulfill my joy, that you be like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. But I trust in the Lord Jesus to send Timotheus shortly to you, that I also may be of good comfort when I know your condition.
Colossians 2: 1-3 / 4: 8,11 — I have great differences with you and for them at Laodicea, for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh; that their hearts might be comforted, being knit together in love, and unto all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ: in whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge . . .
I Thessalonians 2:11-12 / 3: 2-3,7 / 4: 18 / 5: 11,14 — Brethren, as you know, we urged and comforted and directed every one of you, as a father would his children, that you would behave worthy of God . . .
II Thessalonians 2: 17 — Comfort your hearts and stablish (strengthen) yourselves in every good word and work.
As noted in the above scriptures, we find the various Biblical combinations and uses of comfort cover a wealth of things, events and emotions in this life; as well as God's need for comfort. On a humorous note, it was found that we could say God coined the phrase "comfort food." Self-involved comfort, on the other hand, creates emotional and legal negatives; the worst of which is lying about and/or killing a person perceived as either has been or is in the way of whatever endeavor or person the self-involved pursue. The result: self-gratification eliminates the ability to put others before self.
—— Comfortable is to speak or write good, encouraging words; to urge or insist a job be done that should or must be done in the best interest of all; comfort is to teach what is not known, that all brethren know and have an understanding of all things. Comfort, to Christ's Remnant, is to strengthen and make even better every good word and all good works; comfort is to lift up and encourage each other in all things; comfort builds patience toward all people and living creatures.
—— Comfort is to live and teach God's Law, the comfort in knowing you will be called great in heaven; comfort is to bring at least one lost brethren to Christ and be called great in heaven; comfort is to enlighten first self then our brothers and sisters; comfort is to seek prophecies' interpretations, so we and the brethren be fully ready for Jesus' return.
Things really will not get much worse than they are now; perhaps a few arrests and maybe a death or two; then suddenly Christ will be seen in the clouds calling our names. The Remnant are the only ones who see just how bad it is in the world, such as the world has never seen; yet, over 60-per cent of earth's population and its governments believe nothing has changed, all is the same as it always has been.
—— We do ask for special prayer for Bonnie and her daughter. A terrible set-up against them, put into motion by the person you have heard of and the person's cohorts-in-lies as well as management, occurred Friday, 07-08-11, where Bonnie lives. Her daughter was accosted by management screaming and yelling in her face, to which María yelled in order to be heard above the manager, "I think it is time I got an attorney because of all the terrible things you and these people have done to my Mom!" Much to her chagrin and regret, María later let loose a few choice adjectives describing all of them.
—— 'These people, the trouble makers you have heard about, had run down to circle the manager, María and Bonnie, while adding their screamed slurs and lies like a pack of dogs growling and barking while circling their prey: details too much for this format. Manager Lisa barked an implied eviction threat, thus we truly need God's intervention.
—— In the interim, please keep the faith; stand strong in your obedience to God and Christ; harm neither man nor beast; pray unceasing; and know that Christ is coming quickly. If Sunday confronts you before then, simply spread your arms wide as you say, "Take your best shot then watch Jesus raise me up just as He arose from His grave. Be warned: my Savior is coming quickly!"
Much love & prayers, BonnieQ
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