...having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: Philippians 1:23 "Death, to the believer, is but passing out of a world of sorrow and of sin — and entering upon a world of indescribable glory! If we lived more in anticipation of the happiness that waits us — … Continue reading Anticipation

A Perfect Picture of Death and the Christian

Thank you for this, Mr. Ettinger.

By David Ettinger

A Pleasant Surprise
As I was reading the Book of Numbers, I was pleasantly surprised by an
insight the Lord gave me. It concerned the death of Aaron, Israel’s
first high priest. The account reads this way:

… the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, “Aaron will be
gathered to his people. … Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up
Mount Hor. Remove Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for
Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there” (20:23-26).


the surface, this may seem clear cut; something not requiring deep
thought. Indeed, this is how I viewed this text for almost three decades
… until reading it on this particular day. What was so insightful this
time? The answer is, for the first time I saw in it a perfect picture of
death and the Christian.


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Hold My Hand While We Limp to Jerusalem

For the person desiring to comfort a sufferer… “The sufferer says, ‘I know it’s been a long time; I’m sorry. I’m not enjoying the prolonged nature of this trial, but I appreciate your understanding and your willingness to stick with me. Thank you for weeping when I weep. Someday, a time will come when we can rejoice together at the marriage supper of the Lamb. Until that time, please be there for me, keep in contact with me, let me cry on your shoulder, and hold my hand while we limp to Jerusalem.’ -Kim Dunkelberger

Commissioned by Him

NOTE: This post is much longer than any of my other posts. However, for ease of access, I am providing it here at the request of several people. For a printable pdf version, please scroll to the end of the post.

The blessing of Christian fellowship is a wonderful gift! God “comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted” (2 Corinthians 1:3-5). Sometimes though, it is difficult to know how best to offer this comfort even when there is a sincere desire to do so.

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