Name of God - Theos Pas Paraklesis: The God of All Comfort

Theos Pas Paraklesis: The God of All Comfort


Daily Verse: “Praise the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort. He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God.”

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Let's Talk About It: According to the Greek Strong's Dictionary, Theos (theh’-os) means of certain affinity; a deity, especially the supreme Divinity, God. Pas means all, any, every, the whole: - all (manner of, means), always, daily. The meaning of Paraklesis (par-ak'-lay-sis) is imploration, solace: - comfort, consolation, exhortation, intreaty.

Diving deeper into these verses, we read that Paul is testifying that Jesus is God of all comfort. Not just for headaches or stomach pains…of ALL COMFORTS! He comforts us in our affliction and in His comforting of us, we are able to endure and tell others (due to our strengthened faith and assurance) of how Jesus can/will comfort them. We are able to empathize with those suffering (suffer with them) and in the sharing, they also share in the comfort in which Jesus has given us.

In 2018, a couple weeks after I was baptized and re-dedicated my life to the Lord, I found myself in the VA hospital fighting for my life. The amount of pain I was feeling was something I have never experienced. Though I have a very high tolerance to pain, what I was experiencing at the time was as if it was specifically designed for me. The doctor gave me morphine. It worked for about seven to eight minutes, then the pain came rushing back with a vengeance. They gave me more and increased the dose; same results.

After the allotted time passed, I was told they could give me more. I refused because I didn’t want to become addicted, even though the morphine was not very effective. I actually had a team of doctors assigned to me. No one really knew how to accurately treat me, just guessed amongst themselves. I overheard them talking outside of my door saying they didn’t think I would make it.

Though we weren’t married at the time, Crystal was by my bedside. My mom came down from Georgia and stayed as well. After a couple days of this, I was pressed to ask Crystal and my mom to read the Bible to me, because I could barely see. I realized later that it was the Holy Spirit that prompted me to ask. When they read God’s words to me, it was like a miracle medicine. I was immediately at ease. The worries and pain drifted away. A comfort came over me that I have never experienced. It was as if I was a child again, being held by a parent, and comforted after a terrible fall.

Skipping forward, I’m here today because of His love. I was able to endure the terrible situation I was going through because He comforted me in my time of great adversity. His words are more than those that come from human lips. HIS words are like precious ointment on a wound, a glass of ice-cold water on a scorching summer day, and like honey to a starving stomach.

If you are experiencing any trials, misfortune, or suffering, message us or comment below so we may intercede on your behalf and join you in faith for deliverance. And may God, Theos Pas Paraklesis…the God of All Comfort, comfort you in your current season. - Kevin

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