Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and pious, waiting for the consolation of Israel. Luke 2:25.
The Spirit of consolation flows from heaven by the promise and oath of God.
Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath. That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, having fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:17,18.
Christian Fellowship ministers in patience and consolation.
Now may the God of patience and consolation grant you to be like-minded with one another in the manner of Messiah Yeshua. Romans 15:5.
The Holy Spirit crucifying the flesh is experienced as suffering.
The anointing crucifies the flesh passions and desires. Galatians 5:24.
So along with the suffering comes the comfort by the same Spirit.
As the passion of the anointing abounds, so also the consolation. 2 Co 1:5.
And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also of the consolation. 2 Co 1:7.
The anointing of prophecy is the spirit of consolation.
He who prophesies speaks edification, exhortation and comfort. 1 Co 14:3.
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work. 2 Thessalonians 2:16, 17.
Today’s reading: Romans 15:1-7; 2 Co 1:3-7.