Q. Jessica, Why can’t there be some magic pill that I can take to make all of my problems “Go away”? Why does life have to be so HARD?
A. I woke up this morning (at the crack of dawn) thinking about suicide and death (Some would say the end to ALL problems). I have learned that anytime that the Lord wakes me up while it is still dark outside, it is because I need to write down what He has to say, and that He is speaking to someone in particular. To have this question to answer today, fits my early morning wake-up call, and is completely appropriate.
The exact words that I woke up with from the Lord were, “Suicide as THE answer to life’s problems, is a lie from the pits of hell, from the devil himself.” As you can imagine, this was a very heavy thing to wake up with on my mind. I probed a little deeper and asked God, “Lord why are you telling me this? What is YOUR answer to death and suicide?” (I have learned from Him that to every satanic negative there is a Holy Ghost inspired positive) Christ’s answer to me, “Birth!”
” Our lives are in His hands, and He keeps our feet from stumbling.” Psalm 66:9
Birth, the Reciprocal of Death
All Mathematicians know about reciprocals. You may have never thought about it, but reciprocals are everywhere. A reciprocal is in a loose term, an opposite. I have read the children’s book “Pooh’s Opposites” a million times to my children. LIGHT, DARK. UP, DOWN. In mathematics for example, the reciprocal of addition is subtraction just as the reciprocal of multiplication is division. Anytime a problem seems too tough to solve, a Mathematician will at last resort, attempt to use the reciprocal of the obvious to solve their problem.
If 2 (a) 2 = 4, What Does a=?
A Mathematician might look at the problem above, and try out a few solutions before finding the answer. Division? Multiplication? How can they get, 4 out of 2 & 2 ? Perhaps next, they try subtraction… 2-2=4? NO. Since 2-2=0 and NOT 4. With this in mind, they go back to the drawing board, and consider subtractions reciprocal… addition. So, 2+2=4 ! Eureka, they have found their answer! They tried the reciprocal and it worked!
“Too often we try a problems reciprocal LAST. Let us start today by trying the reciprocal FIRST.”
Everything Has a Reciprocal
- The reciprocal of fear is faith.
- The reciprocal of doubt is hope.
- The reciprocal of theft is grace.
- The reciprocal of sorrow is joy.
- The reciprocal of captivity is freedom.
- The reciprocal of lack is giving.
- The reciprocal of hate is LOVE.
According to the Oxford Dictionary “reciprocal” literally can mean: to make a 180 degree turn around. Maybe you have heard that every action has an equal or opposite reaction, this is a common description of the Law of Reciprocating Action.
Getting back to my morning wake up call. Suicide is a lie from the devil. The devil is trying to convince you that life has no hope. He is trying to make you loose all hope, permanently. So that you no longer have the power to choose any reciprocating responses. The devil is after your God-given right to free-will and choice!
This is not a necessarily a revelation for those who have severe mental problems. Today’s entry is a call out to the “normal” everyday people, like you and me, who have started to think so much about their problems and their life boredom, that they begin to think that suicide is the only answer. It is to these fellows, my brothers and sisters in humanity that I shout today… “SUICIDE IS A LIE FROM THE DEVIL! DO NOT RECEIVE IT, THERE IS ANOTHER ANSWER! THERE IS A RECIPROCAL TO DEATH! THERE IS A NEW BIRTH!”
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade–kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5
The New Birth
The reciprocal of death is birth. The reciprocal of suicide, is to be “born again“. All who have committed their lives to following after Christ, who have confessed that Jesus Christ is Lord and have received Him into their hearts have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus and have been born again!
Those who choose to testify in His name, and walk out His Word, have become beacons of light for others, they are walking born again! They do not walk in hopelessness, despondence, and with a self-serving nature. The Lord, has permanently changed their identity to NEW! and IN HIM! How do we show God we love Him? How do we walk BRAND NEW? Scripture says that it is by keeping His Word that we love Him.
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my words: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him. John 14:23
We love Jesus by “keeping” His Word. We “keep” His Word by reading and living by His Bible, keeping it always first place in our mind and in our hearts.
The Bible is a problem solving, identity changing, direct link to ALL things GOD. Reading it, and living by it is the reciprocal action to all things death. If you have never read it before, start in the book of John. If you have been feeling depressed lately, and at one time knew God, it is time to get to know Him again! Read the New Testament all the way through. Hear the Words of Jesus, understand that while there is no “magic pill” to take away ALL your problems, there is a real solution to ALL of your problems and it requires a daily dose… The Word of God!
Today’s Key Takeaways:
- Typically Mathematicians explore every answer before they come to the correct solution. If you have tried everything but Christ, than you haven’t tried it all.
- Do not be deceived, suicide is a lie from the devil, Jesus and being “born again” is the reciprocal of suicide and death.
- As a Christian to walk in Him we must die to our old way of living. In order to do this we must receive a new identity. This new identity, is only available through the blood of Christ washing away our sins.
- We show God we love Him by “keeping” His Word. We “keep” His Word by reading and living by His Bible, keeping it always first place in our mind and in our hearts.
What Can You Do?
You can get saved! You can walk in the NEW BIRTH! Hallelujah! Jesus is right here, right now! All you have to do is ask Him into your heart, and commit to Him to live by His Word. That was all I did to get “born again.” I simply said, “Jesus! I need You! If You are here, show me what I need to do to solve my problems! I will commit to live by Your Word and whatever You tell me to do, from now on! Just show me what to do! I am YOURS!”
As soon as I cried out to God in the name of Jesus and committed to Him my whole life for the answer to my problems… He gave me the answer that I had been looking for! I had immediate understanding! In response to my revelation, I became a new person walking in a new birth I became totally sold out to Christ! Friend, if you aren’t willing to do the ridiculous, then don’t expect the miraculous! Receive Christ as the Lord and Savior of your life, your problems won’t “go away” (life in the flesh is a problem), but who you are going through your problems… will never be the same!
Father God, be with Your children today. Whoever this Word today was for Lord, let them know and feel Your love. I long to be able to say a name like; Mary, Kathy, Grace, George, Bob, Billy, Frank… the list goes on and on. The reality is Lord that when ALL of us stray from Your Word, all that we can see are problems! Those problems will lead us to deaths door, suicide or not. Lord, we do not desire to “die” to escape life! We desire to life full, joyful, healthy, loving lives serving You! Show us Father how to do that in You, show ALL Your children the power of the blood of Jesus! In Your Son Jesus’ name AMEN!
- “I believe that your Son, Jesus Christ died for my sins, was resurrected from the dead, is alive, and hears my prayer. I invite Jesus to become the Lord of my life, to rule and reign in my heart from this day forward. Please send your Holy Spirit to help me obey You, and to do Your will for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”
If you have just prayed this prayer of salvation, and would like to ask me some questions, or need prayer, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Scripture says that “Christ died for the sinners” Romans 5:8. No mater how ugly, broken, or twisted you felt you had become old things have passed away, ALL things have become new! YOU AREN’T THAT PERSON ANY MORE! Praise Jesus!
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” 2 Cor 5:17
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