AFFLICTIONS


IS THIS YOU ?


Afflictions - hardships and trials

  • 1. Visited upon:

Israel in Egypt............................Genesis 15:13

Samson by Philistines...................Judges 16:5, 6, 19

David by God............................ Psalms 88:7

Judah by God.............................Lamentations 3:33

Israel by the world.......................Psalms 129:1, 2

The just by the wicked.......Amos 5:12, Hebrews 11:37

Christians by the world..................2Corinthians 1:6

  • 2. Design of, to:

Show God's mercy.......................Isaiah 63:9

Make us seek God........................Hosea 5:15

Bring us back to God.....................Psalms 119:67

Humble us.................................2Chronicles 33:12

Test us......................................Isaiah 48:10

  • 3. In the Christian's life:

A means of testing........................Mark 4:17

A part of life...............................Matthew 24:9

To be endured.............................2Timothy 4:5

Part of Gospel.............................1Thessalonians 1:6

Must not be disturbed by................1Thessalonians 3:3

Commendable examples of.............2Timothy 3:11

Momentary................................2Corinthians 4:17

Sometimes intense........................2Corinthians 1:8-10

Must be shared............................Philippians 4:14

Cannot separate from God...............Romans 8:35-39

Deliverance from, promised............ Psalms 34:19

Need prayer in.............................James 5:13

Terminated at Christ's return............2Thessalonians 1:4-7


READ JAMES 5:13-16

ARE YOU SICK ?

Diseases - physical impairments of health

  • 1. Kinds of:

Ague (recurring chills, malarial)............Leviticus 26:16

Boil.............................................2Kings 20:7

Atrophy (body/organ will not grow/develop)......Job 16:8

Blindness.......................................Matthew 9:27

Boils and blains-(blister).....................Exodus 9:10

Consumption (a wasting away of the body)...Deuteronomy 28:22

Deafness........................................Mark 7:32

Weakness.......................................Psalms 102:23

Dropsy (edema, a swelling of tissues, tumor)...Luke 14:2

Dumbness.......................................Matthew 9:32

Dysentery (intestinal inflammations)........2Chronicles 21:12-19

Emerods (hemorrhoid).........................1Samuel 5:6, 12

Epilepsy..........................................Matthew 4:24

Fever.............................................Matthew 8:14, 15

Inflammation....................................Deuteronomy 28:22

Insanity...........................................Daniel 4:33

Issue of blood....................................Matthew 9:20

Itch................................................Deuteronomy 28:27

Leprosy..........................................2Kings 5:1

Palsy (paralysis)................................Matthew 4:24

Plague............................................2Samuel 24:15-25

Scab (skin disease).............................Deuteronomy 28:27

Sores.............................................Luke 16:20

  • 2. Causes of:

Man's original sin..............................Genesis 3:16-19

Man's actual sin................2Kings 5:27, 2Chronicles 21:12-19

Satan's afflictions..............................Job 2:7, Luke 13:16

God's sovereign will............John 9:1-3, 2Corinthians 12:7-10

  • 3. Cures of:

From God...........................2Chronicles 16:12, Psalms 103:3

By Jesus..........................................Matthew 4:23, 24

By prayer.................................Acts 28:8, 9, James 5:14, 15

By the use of means........................Isaiah 38:21, Luke 10:34


READ JAMES 5:13-16