The Comforter

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Many of life’s experiences happening now have already happened during a time when you and I were not physically present. Ever heard of Déjà vu? That which is “already seen” by the phenomenon of having the strong sensation that an event or experience currently being experienced has been experienced in the past according to Wikipedia. However, it is written in the book of truth that which has been is now; and that which is to be has already been; and God requireth that which is past. Ecclesiastes 3:15
A Phenomenon is a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, esp. one whose cause is in question.
Other descriptive words to explain the unexplainable are:

Karma. (a Hindi and Buddhist phrase that the sum force of a person’s actions in this and previous states of existence, from a distinctive aura, atmosphere, or feeling: which is viewed as deciding that person’s fate or destiny.

Vibe. A person’s emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others.

But none point to the source of the strong sensation. The Comforter. Why can’t we give credit to whom it is due? The Comforter is not food or “something- a little bird told me, or can be caught, as in he/she caught the holy ghost” nor can a Comforter be found in people. Job said so in chapter 16:2. I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all.
The Comforter did not exist in the Old Testament as written in Lamentations 1:16 for these things I weep; mine eye, mine eye runneth down with water, because the comforter that should relieve my soul is far from me: my children are desolate, because the enemy prevailed.
King Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 4:1 that he saw that wickedness was in the place of judgment; and iniquity was in the place of righteousness. All the oppressions that are done under the sun: and the tears of such as were oppressed, had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter.
Over 2000 years ago, Jesus came to set the captives free and before his death in John 14:16, He said I will pray [to] the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
Notice the last words:…abide with you forever. So why is it when we face uncertainty, grief, or despair, we turn to anyone and everything in the world other than what we were given?
By all personal accounts it is easier said than done. The human nature is to react emotionally; not spiritually.
But when you have an established spiritual relationship with the Holy Comforter, who provides consolation, once you lay aside your reactive emotions, it is failproof that in the midst of tears and through the anger, the Comforter can make you laugh, instruct you with solutions, or ask
probing questions that test obedience.
That small voice can bring you out of depression, strengthen you, and help you. But I have found the reason many do not want to come out of their inner demise is due to self-pity.
Many say they want change. Yet continue with the same habits. So pity comes to their party and woest me takes up residence. And as long as there are gossiping, want to know what happened this time folk, willing to be their garbage dump, they will continue having a pity party.

I serve you notice, the only party I am having is Victory! Misery does not love company in this House. In fact it is not welcomed!
While I was bemoaning my situation, The Lord told me be content with such things as you have.
He knows what you and I need. It is only when we cannot have what we want that the enemy tosses us to and fro with mind-racing ideas, and repetitive trials with no long lasting results. I don’t know about you. But I am TIRED of trying. If the Lord was in the past, is now in the present and is in the future, he knows what we were going to do, what we should do and how to get it done. Just ASK.

He will even correct you when you tell yourself what you want. He does me. And he is no respecter of persons. But stubbornness, and “I got my mind made up what I am going to do,” with a refusal to yield will keep you crying Woest me and telling anybody who will listen to your same old sad story.
It is time to Get a New Song.
Jesus says in John 14:26 the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
He is the Spirit of Truth. John 15:26
Psalm 69:20. Reproach hath broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters, but I found none.

When you get tired of trying to figure it out and working on yourself, it is at these pivotal moments he can do what he was sent to do: bind the brokenhearted and save those of a contrite spirit (feeling of expressing remorse or penitence, repentant, regretful)
It is written in Psalm 34:18, The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Allow Truth to lead you in The way. Do not make him compete with the ways of the world: food, immorality, or controlled substances to bring you comfort.

Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. And let not your heart be troubled.
Take a deep breath, sigh a sigh of relief and Hand it Over to The LORD.

Hope to See You in the New Jerusalem!

Given 6/22/13