He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
Many times in our lives things come up and we dont understand why. We have doubts, fears, troubles and most time these things are compounded with other situations that are also occuring such as income, clutter and disasters. We dont know what to do or how it will work out we just try to get through the day. Many of us are fortunate to have wise people in our lives to help during these times. The word of Elohim and his wonderful spirit also guides us as well. But still we have these situations and circumstances that come up that we must deal with some of these take years to work through. But the scriptures encourage us to be overcomers. Why is that ? Does Yah have something to show us and to strenghten us?
12 Keys to living an overcoming life.
1. Resist the devil and draw near to Elohim
* James 4:7-8a; Ephesians 6:11; Proverbs 18:10
2. Be on guard and watch your soul
*1 Peter 5:8; Proverbs 22:1; Psalm 19:14; 1Corinthians 10:12
* Isaiah 40:31; James 5:16; 1 John 5:14; Luke 18:1b
4. Plead the blood of Yeshua over you and keep the word of your testimony
* Revelation 12:11
5. Give Messiah your will, your whole self * Romans 12:1; 1 Chronicles 29:5b; 1
Thessalonians 5:23; Mark 12:30
6. Do all you know the Elohim wants you to do.
* 1 John 1:7; 1 Timothy 4:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:3
7. Overcome evil with good
* Romans 12:21; 1 Thessalonians 5:15; Matthew 5:44; Luke 6:31
8. Show love to ALL
* Romans 13:8-9b,10; 1 John 3:14-15; Luke 6:35
9. Forgive Wrongs
* Mark 11:25-26; Luke 23:34; Matthew 18:21-22; Ephesians 4:32
10. Sing, Rejoice, count your blessings
* Psalm 50:23;Psalm 107:1,21; Psalm 147:1; Philippians 4:4
11. Think on good things and keep your mind on Christ
* Philippians 4:7-8; Isaiah 26:3;
12. Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart
* Nahum 1:7; Psalm 56:11; Proverbs 3:5; 1 John 5:4
Holocaust outlive Jewish men of the same age
- Research by Haifa University
disproves a common belief that psychological trauma shortens life expectancy by
damaging the victims' DNA
- It is the first to use the National Insurance Institute of Israel database to look at the Jewish population who
emigrated before and after World War Two
- Israeli scientists found
'post-traumatic growth' enabled Holocaust survivors to develop enhanced
'personal and inter-personal skills'
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2383277/Holocaust-survivors-How-overcoming-adversity-DOES-help-live-longer.html#ixzz2oz1PAWhe
The article states:
Men who survived the Holocaust live longer than other Jewish men of the same age who did not go through the hell of
the Nazi death camps, new research has revealed.
Researchers from Haifa University in Israel found a phenomenon known
as 'post-traumatic growth' enabled Holocaust survivors to develop enhanced
'personal and inter-personal skills'.
As a result, male survivors lived up to 18 months longer than Jewish peers who were not confined
to concentration camps during the war.
Use the link above to the article to read how the overcoming actually gave them some benefit. I was a horrible experience to say the least and hopefully we will never have an experience like it and it helps us to have a different perspecitive on the things in our lives we need to overcome.
- Post-traumatic growth refers to
positive psychological change experienced as a result of the struggle with
highly challenging life circumstances
- Circumstances might include: life
threatening illness, war, abuse, immigration or deaths of loved ones
- These sets of circumstances
represent significant hurdles to the adaptive resources of the individual and
challenge their way of understanding the world and their place in it
- Post-traumatic growth is not simply a return to baseline from a period of suffering but is instead it is an
experience of improvement that for some persons is deeply meaningful
- People experiencing post-traumatic growth might have a greater appreciation of life, changed sense of priorities,
more intimate relationships, greater sense of personal strength, and recognition of new possibilities or paths for their life and spiritual development
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2383277/Holocaust-survivors-How-overcoming-adversity-DOES-help-live-longer.html#ixzz2oz4xRyAn
When we overcome, it is possible and true
that he will give us to eat from the tree of life just as he stated in Rev 2:7.
Look at the life of Corrie Tenboom how her testimony encouraged so many. If you have not heard of her she was a Holocaust survivor and found ways to survive and remain faithful during those dark hours. Her story is a great inspiration.
So when we are faced with a situation in which we need to overcome, remember staying faithful will have its rewards. Also like the quote above from Ms. Ten Boom it is important that we put our roots down deep as possible. Which is what this website/ blog is all about.