Those Who Mourn Will Be Comforted
By: Eric Smalley
"Baruk (Blessed) are those who Mourn, because they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4) These are the words spoken by our Savior, Yashua Ha'Mashiak. No matter what or who you've lost, there will be comfort for you. It may not be instant, but it will come. And no matter where you are comfort will find you.
So who can we rely on to give us comfort? Sometimes its just not enough to receive comfort from friends and family. Of course, we appreciate them but we need a deeper sense of comfort. So, look no more, ladies and gentlemen! Because there is a Comforter that will fill you with joy and laughter. And this Comforter comes from Yashua and is called the Ruah Ha'Qodesh (the Holy Spirit). "And when the Helper (other translations says "Comforter") comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Ruah of the Truth, who comes from the Father, He shall bear witness of me," (Jn. 15:26). This Spirit (Ruah) will be what comforts us. We go through trying times in our lives and no man can comfort us the way Elohim's Ruah does. When Yashua rose from the dead and went to be with his Father, His Ruah came like a mighty rushing wind on Pentacost and filled the talmidim (Yashia's disciples).
This was the promise Yashua had made in regarding Ruah Ha'Qodesh. However, this promise was made by Yahweh Elohim way before Yashua came and dwelt among us in Joel 2:28. Elohim says, "After this it shall be that I pour out My Ruah on all flesh." How amazing is our El! He had planned long ago that His Ruah would come down and fill His creation. And for Him to successfully do this, He gave us His Ben (Son), Yashua. Yashua was the key to unlock the treasure of His Ruah. This same Man who walked with His Rather, walked with us, and now walks among His Father again fulfilled His Father's promise by sending us His Comforter.
On March 2, 2020, I lost my best friend and brother. He was 27 yrs old. Far too young to have died. Being in jail, it was the hardest thing I ever had to go through. The mourning process was difficult at first. I couldnt leave the jail to be with family and loved ones, so I had to mourn in here. I couldnt believe my friend of 17 years was gone. I'll never get to talk to him and laugh with him. These were some of things I would think about. But then, I felt a sense of comfort. It was like the Ruah was gently speaking to me. And the comforting words were, "he's no longer suffering," he no longer has to deal with sorrow, hurt, depression etc.; he is happy and full of peace. Knowing my best friend is in Heaven safe and sound in the arms of our Savior Yashua the Messiah, has brought me great comfort. Yes, I will miss him dearly and wish he were still here. But I know I will see him again one day.
There is a Comforter, sent from the Father, sent by His Ben in the form of a Ruah. And we can praise Yashua for sending Ruah Ha'Qodesh to comfort us in our time of need. So when you are seeking comfort, turn to the One Who provides an unlimited supply of comfort. There's enough for everyone. Shalom, everyone!
Born: March 15, 1992
Passed: March 2, 2020
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