When discouraged and the spirit of depression starts to bring wrong thinking into our thought processes, we must stand strong and take those thoughts captive!!! One of the things I've learned in following the Lamb is this truth; praising God beats depression and discouragement. Isaiah 61:3 says "To CONSOLE those who mourn in Zion, To give them BEAUTY for ashes, The OIL OF JOY for mourning, The GARMENT OF PRAISE for the spirit of heaviness; That they may be called trees of RIGHTEOUSNESS, The planting of the LORD, that HE may be glorified." The glory will come when we praise HIM. Praising GOD is a weapon!!! Anyone can praise Him on the sunny days, even unbelievers can be happy on those days... But those who know Him for Who He is and not just for what He can do, can sing and dance in the rain...in the midst of the storm we WILL PRAISE OUR GOD!!!Praising God defeats depression, beats down discouragement every time. It is a valuable key and weapon...TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!!!
In John 6:48-51 it reads in The Passion , "I AM the true Bread of Life. Your ancestors ate manna in the desert and died. But standing here before you is the true Bread that comes out of heaven, and when you eat this Bread you will never die. I alone am this living Bread that has come to you from heaven. Eat this Bread and you will live forever. The living Bread I give is my body, which I will offer as a sacrifice so that all may live." There is a difference between eternal life and living forever. The only reason I would die is if there is a record of sin in my DNA. I do not need to die, none of us do. But we need to undergo transformation by applying the body and blood of Jesus. The body and blood of Jesus carry the record of the DNA of God. We can age and die, or we can take the body and blood of Jesus within ourselves, and live forever!. Jesus says in John 6:58, "I am not like the bread your ancestors ate and later died. I am the living Bread that comes from heaven.