Tagged: death

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Suicide turns away from salvation through Jesus

God has created every human being with survival instincts. Suicide is not a natural choice. Research shows that most who survive suicide attempts do not attempt it again. Let us pray that no one acts impulsively and takes their own lives because suicide, or self-murder, goes against the Ten Commandments....

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Acknowledging the spiritual roots of depression

The symptoms of depression are identifiable. Its spiritual roots, however, are not instantly evident. As the testimonies in this post will show, depression can be overcome through the surrender of ourselves to God in Jesus’ name and being filled with His Holy Spirit. But first, we need to know the...

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A biblical understanding of death and funeral rites

Funerals and memorials are solemn events where we gather to remember, grieve over and bury the dead. Many times, funerals also involve unbiblical beliefs and practices. How can we honour the family of the dead without dishonouring Jesus, who conquered death on our behalf through His resurrection?   1 Corinthians...

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Suicide

It can be incredibly upsetting when a friend takes his or her own life and commits suicide. We are often overcome by shock, grief and guilt, and wonder if there was something we could have done to help. At times, it also unsettles our views on life. Thankfully, with Jesus...

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Jesus frees church worker from childhood pains

D carried a lot of sorrow in her since childhood. Here is her testimony of releasing her pain to Jesus and inviting Him to heal her. D is now freed from slavery to the emotional abuse she experienced as a girl. Praise God! I would tear up and cry uncontrollably...

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Jesus comforts banker and restores his identity

T would tear up whenever he spoke of his long-deceased sister. Here is his testimony of how God gently revealed the lies he had believed about himself, his sister’s death as well as his parents. Through an encounter with Jesus, He has been set free to receive God’s truth and...

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Jesus frees tech manager from guilt

R works in technology. No matter what happened to him, it seemed that joy and peace were not meant to be his. Here is his testimony of him finding freedom through Jesus to be released from his prison of guilt and condemnation. Praise God! For years, I felt like I...

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Demonic nightmares can be stopped

God promises all believers sweet sleep. Vivid, frightening nightmares however, point to emotional strongholds that haven’t been submitted to God and demonic interference into God’s sweet rest for us. Thankfully, demonic nightmares can be stopped in the name of Jesus Christ. We simply need to arm ourselves with the right...

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Jesus frees architect from insomnia

E had been a Christian since childhood but never experienced the joy of the Lord until she discovered the root of her misery through prayer. Here is her testimony of finally experiencing God’s redeeming grace. Praise God! For years, I lived my life without any joy. Although I was a...

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Depression

Many great men in the Bible had at times, felt overwhelmed and hopeless. Even Jesus said his sorrow felt like death. God can truly sympathise with our sufferings. In the midst of our darkness, God promises to be with us. He will strengthen and protect us when we turn our entire...

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How God uses suffering in our lives

Suffering is like the chemotherapy that destroys the cancer of sinfulness in our lives. We can emerge from the “treatment” free of a particular type of “cancer” such as pride, fear or rebellion, or we can fall back into the deathly sickness of sin when we don’t learn the lessons...

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Jesus frees entrepreneur from hopelessness

S is a talented, enterprising and hard-working entrepreneur. Yet she was plagued by thoughts of failure and unworthiness. Here is her story of being set free from the lies that Satan has formed in her mind because of ungodly inner vows she had made about her own life. Praise God!...

Grief

It’s never easy to know what to say when a friend is grieving; whether they are grieving over the loss of a relationship, the end of a career, an unexpected physical disability or the death of a loved one or pet. Anyone experiencing grief deserves to be treated with empathy,...