The Ministry Of Tears.

Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. He, who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5,6.  If we plant tears we will harvest joy.

“In Scripture, tears fulfill a unique purpose in spiritual growth. We discover here that when tears are sown, not only is a spiritual harvest collected, but also it leaves a spirit of rejoicing in the sower. This passage, along with others in Scripture that relate to a suffering spirit, describes various purposes and roles connected to what can be called “the ministry of tears,” a ministry that Charles Spurgeon defined as “liquid prayer.”

The purpose and function of “Liquid prayer.”

  • There are tears of sorrow or suffering: 2 Kings 20:5
  • There are tears of joy Genesis: 33:4
  • There are tears of compassion: John 11:35
  • There are tears of desperation: Ester 4:1, 3.
  • There are tears of travail, or giving birth: Isaiah 42:14
  • There tears of repentance: Joel 2:12,13.

“The tears of John, which were his liquid prayers, were so far as he was concerned, the sacred keys by which the sealed book was opened (Rev. 5:4).” Charles H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)

Prayer bathed in passion brings about clear-cut spiritual victories.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. diasolifeontheborder
    Nov 08, 2012 @ 18:30:40

    Wow! great quote from Spurgeon, thanks

    Reply

  2. Chris
    Nov 09, 2012 @ 04:18:22

    I’ve talked to more than one person who cried on Tuesday evening. What a perfect time for this scripture.

    I have yet to find a man who could put words together like Mr. Spurgeon.

    Wonderful post my friend…

    Reply

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