Meditate on these scriptures as you listen to 3 audio teachings and gain useful insights into the work of the Holy Spirit that will balance you and your ministry. Many times, in our eagerness to comfort others, we fail to be sensitive to when and how the Holy Spirit our comforter wants us to minister to them. These teachings will open your eyes to His ways and timing so you can minister in harmony with His plan and avoid common pitfalls of false or fleshly comfort. Continue to pray these scriptures over 40 days and watch the Holy Spirit transform your ministry.

MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH ME

John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; KJV

 

ASSURANCE OF FORGIVENESS AND FATHER GOD’S LOVE
2 Cor 2:6-8 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. 8 Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. NKJV

 

FALSE COMFORT

 

VENGEANCE

Gen 27:43 "Surely your brother Esau comforts himself concerning you by intending to kill you. NKJV

 

TOO MUCH TALK, CONFUSION

Job 16:12 I was at ease, but He has shattered me; He also has taken me by my neck, and shaken me to pieces; He has set me up for His target, NKJV

 

IDENTIFYING WITH THEIR SIN taking their offense, sympathy, compromise

 

MINIMIZE THEIR HURT OR LOSS comparing, suggesting they just forget it

 

COMFORTING LIES

Job 21:34 How then can you comfort me with empty words, since falsehood remains in your answers?"

 

VISUALIZATION, REWRITING THEIR HISTORY

Zech 10:2 For the idols speak delusion; the diviners envision lies, and tell false dreams; they comfort in vain. NKJV

 

BAD TIMING or TOO EARLY

Is 22:4 Therefore I said, "Look away from me, I will weep bitterly; Do not labor to comfort me Because of the plundering of the daughter of my people." NKJV

 

BAD TIMING or TOO LATE

2 Cor 2:6-7 so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. NKJV

 

SUBSTITUTES FOR GOD occultism, hypnotism, ESP, food, shopping, sports, addiction to Rx drugs

 

SEXUAL TOUCH WITH CLIENTS professional incest, quenching the Spirit

Lam 1:2 She has none to comfort her. All her friends have dealt treacherously with her; they have become her enemies. NKJV

 

AVOID TEASING UNLESS YOUR ARE SURE YOU ARE LED OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

Prov 26:18-19 Like a madman who throws firebrands, arrows, and death, 19 Is the man who deceives his neighbor, And says, "I was only joking!" NKJV

 

REAL HAPPY MUSIC CAN DEPRESS THE DEPRESSED

Prov 25:20 Like one who takes away a garment in cold weather, And like vinegar on soda, Is one who sings songs to a heavy heart. NKJV

 

CHOOSE TO RECEIVE AND TO GIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT'S COMFORT

 

RECEIVE HIS RESTORATION AND CALLING

John 4:39-40 And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did." NKJV

 

COMFORT IN THE 5 STAGES OF GRIEF and MINISTRY OF LISTENING

John 11:19 ... many of the Jews had joined the women around Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother. NKJV

 

SHARE MEALS, TIME, GIFTS, EMAIL, CARE
Gen 18:5 And I will bring a morsel of bread, that you may refresh your hearts… NKJV

 

PRAY FOR AND PROPHESY COMFORT, PROTECTION AND INCREASE

Ps 71:21 You shall increase my greatness, And comfort me on every side. NKJV

 

TRADE IN SHAME FOR DOUBLE PORTIONS

Is 61:6-7 .... you shall be named the priests of the LORD, They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you shall boast. 7 Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, and instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. NKJV

 

MINISTER COURAGE, RESULTING FROM A CLEAR CONSCIENCE

1 Tim 1:18-19 This charge I commit to you, son Timothy, according to the prophecies previously made concerning you, that by them you may wage the good warfare, 19 having faith and a good conscience ...

 

PRAY FOR SLEEP, REST IN THE LORD, WALKING

Ps 127:2 It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep. NKJV

 

IMPART FAITH

1 Thess 3:2-4 sent Timothy, our brother and minister of God, and our fellow laborer in the gospel of Christ, to establish you and encourage you concerning your faith, 3 that no one should be shaken by these afflictions; for you yourselves know that we are appointed to this. NKJV

 

HUMOR CAN RELEASE TENSION, BUT HANDLE WITH CARE

Prov 17:22 A cheerful heart is a good medicine; But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

WORSHIP MUSIC CAN BRING DELIVERANCE AND HEALING

1 Sam 16:23 And so it was, whenever the spirit from God was upon Saul, that David would take a harp and play it with his hand. Then Saul would become refreshed and well, and the distressing spirit would depart from him. NKJV

 

PROPHESY COMFORT, VISION, ENCOURAGEMENT, EXHORTATION

1 Cor 14:2-4 But he who prophesies speaks edification and exhortation and comfort to men. NKJV

 

BE A BURDEN BEARER Gal 6:1-2 Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. NKJV

 

FORGIVE AND RELEASE INJUSTICES TO THE LORD

Zech 1:13-14 And the LORD answered the angel who talked to me, with good and comforting words.

 

ASSURE THAT GOD LONGS TO END THEIR WARFARE AND TO FORGIVE

Is 40:1-2 "Comfort, yes, comfort My people!" Says your God. 2 "Speak comfort to Jerusalem, and cry out to her, that her warfare is ended, that her iniquity is pardoned; for she has received from the LORD's hand Double for all her sins." NKJV

 

SUPPLY HANDPICKED SCRIPTURES TO TEACH COMFORTING YOURSELF

Ps 119:52 I remembered Your judgments of old, O LORD, and have comforted myself. NKJV

 

AVOID PAT ANSWERS BUT USE SCRIPTURE TO BRING HOPE IN PROMISES

Rom 15:4 For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. NKJV

 

DEMONSTRATE A SPIRIT OF RESTORATION

Gal 6:1 Brethren, if a man is overtaken in any trespass, you who are spiritual restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness, considering yourself lest you also be tempted. NKJV

 

RESTORE WITH GENTLENESS, PATIENCE, HUMILITY

2 Tim 2:24-26 And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition [oppose themselves KJV], if God perhaps will grant them repentance, so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their senses and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will. NKJV

 

EXPECT WORDS OF WISDOM AND FRESH REVELATION

James 1:5 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. NKJV

 

BE OF PRACTICAL HELP

James 2:16-17 and one of you says to them, "Depart in peace, be warmed and filled," but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? 17 Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead. NKJV

 

REPRESENT THE AUTHORITY OF GOD TO PROTECT

Ps 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. NKJV

 

GIVE A BRIEF TESTIMONY IF THE HOLY SPIRIT LEADS

2 Cor 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. NKJV

 

PRAY MORE THAN TALK

Col 2:2-3 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ, 3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. NKJV

 

BE A FATHER OR MOTHER IN CHRIST

Is 66:13 As one whom his mother comforts, so I will comfort you; and you shall be comforted in Jerusalem." NKJV

 

HEALING MAY OCCUR DURING SMALL GROUP WORSHIP

Is 52:9 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem! For the LORD has comforted His people, He has redeemed Jerusalem. NKJV

 

IMPART SPIRITUAL GIFTS (from the Holy Spirit is inside us)

Rom 1:11 I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift, so that you may be established

 

PRAY IN AGREEMENT, STRENGTHENING UNITY

Phil 2:1-2 Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. NKJV

 

TRUST IN THE SOVEREIGN POWER OF GOD TO COMFORT

Is 49:13 Sing, O heavens! Be joyful, O earth! And break out in singing, O mountains! For the LORD has comforted His people, and will have mercy on His afflicted. NKJV

 

GOD WILL DO ANYTHING FOR RADICAL LOVERS

Acts 9:31 Then the churches throughout all Judea, Galilee, and Samaria had peace and were edified. And walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, they were multiplied. NKJV

 

LET THE HOLY COMFORTER INSIDE YOU OVERFLOW
2 Cor 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and
God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those
who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. NKJV

SOW AS MUCH AS YOU CAN INTO GOOD SOIL
2 Cor 9:6-9 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 7 So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work. 9 As it is written: "He has dispersed abroad, He has given to the poor; His righteousness endures forever." NKJV