HAVE YOU EVER HAD A BURDEN?

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Preach the whole counsel of God

In Hab. 1:1, the prophet has a burden. His burden is connected with what he sees. “Mine eye affecteth mine heart…” Lam 3:51. Today, God is looking for someone that will get concerned about the moral and spiritual decay of our present age. Many are so defiled in their conscience that they are no longer affected by what they see. Some are even seared. What is your condition today?

In Hab. 1:2, the prophet lets his burden warp his view of God. He accuses God of not hearing his prayers. Have you ever accused God foolishly while in an anguish of spirit? Trust the Lord. Help is on the way. God will be on time.

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The First Baptist Bible Church Building & Mission House – Point Lay, Alaska – 2008

As time passes, not only does God answer in CH 2, but Habakkuk’s prayer life changes. By CH 3 he is rejoicing in God again. What burden do you have today? Have you let your burden take away your fellowship with God? You see, Habakkuk had a negative message to preach! “…neither shall fruit be in the vines…the fields shall yield no meat…” Hab. 3:17. God was judging his people for their sins. Do you find yourself stuck on the judgment part? Read on. “Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation. The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and he will make me to walk upon mine high places…” Hab. 3:18-19.

You were not wrong to get a burden. Thank God he opened your eyes. Be faithful and preach God’s words. Preach the whole counsel of God. Do not forget the great salvation he gave you through the Lord Jesus Christ! Do not forget to rejoice in the LORD!

Chad S. Bernick
Bible Baptist Church
Wainwright, AK

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After serving for 6 years at the top of Alaska in Point Lay, the Bernick Family moved 90 miles further northeast to Wainwright. They are full-time working missionaries. Chad works as a pastor to the village through the Baptist church and responds with the local EMS/fire fighter crew. His wife, Sarah, daily home schools their six children and hosts a sewing class twice a week. They have been in arctic Alaska since 2008.

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  1. Terry R says:

    I am considering a teaching job at the school in Point Lay. I am attempting to locate a good Bible church in Point Lay where I can be active and involved. Do you have any information for me?

    • The Bernick Family says:

      Wonderful! That’s great! Pastor Caleb Buckman is there caring for the First Bible Baptist Church where we were for six years. He’s a good preacher and active in the village.

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