Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | February 26, 2008

Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens

 I wanted to share with my readers something that my mothers pastor shared with her. I felt it was a great expression in written form on how we are to Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens. Thank you Shepherd Mother Logan for sharing these wonderful words of inspiration that came from your Man of God, Pastor Fredrick Cornelius!

Saints of the most High God,
If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, and one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit? James 2:15, 16.

We must understand that any neglect of duty to the needy and to the afflicted is a neglect of duty to Christ in the person of His saints. When the cases of all come in review before God, the question What did we profess? is never asked, but, What have we done? Have we been doers of the Word? Or have we lived for ourselves? Have we exercised our works of benevolence, in deeds of kindness, in love preferring others before ourselves, and denying ourselves that we might bless others?

If the record shows that this has been our life, that our characters have been marked with tenderness, self-denial, and benevolence, then we will receive the blessed assurance and benediction from Christ, “Well done.” …

Saints, our spiritual strength and blessing will be proportionate to the labor of love and good works which we perform. The injunction of the apostle is, “Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ” (Gal. 6:2).
 Keeping the commandments of God requires of us good works, self-denial, self-sacrifice, and devotion for the good of others, not that our good works alone can save us, but that we surely cannot be saved without good works.

After we have done all that we are capable of doing we are then to say, We have done no more than our duty, and at best are unprofitable servants, unworthy of the smallest favor from God. Christ must be our righteousness. . ..

All around us there are those who have soul hunger and who long  for love expressed in words and deeds. Friendly sympathy and real feelings of tender interest for others would bring to our souls blessings that we have never yet experienced, and would bring us into close relation to our Redeemer, whose advent to the world was for the purpose of doing good, and whose life we are to copy. What are we doing for Christ?

God Bless

Pastor Fredrick Cornelius
Perazim Outreach Ministries


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