Heb 13: 3. Continue to remember those in prison as if you were in prison with them, as well as those who are mistreated, since they also are only mortal.
The word “remember” means to bring to attention again, to rethink over things again.
According to the dictionary the word “remember” means to keep in mind for attention or consideration. I took my time to make research in the bible to know how many times the word “remember” was used and how it was used the outcome was so amazing to me. Just to mention but few.
In Genesis 8:1 where the word was first used it says “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that was with him in the ark: After 40days God remembered Noah.” What will happen if God did not remember? They would have continued to be in the ark. God did not just remember he does something about it. ……. and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters assuaged;
It sounds to me like God himself may likely forget something so he always guides against forgetfulness.
After God destroyed the earth God said I will not destroy the earth with water again. God did something he set rainbow on the sky as a reminder to him of his covenant
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.
When God says I will look upon it that I may remember the everlasting covenant what will happen if he did not set the bow before him?
Many of us write a to-do list and place it in a visible place as a reminder of what we want to do or buy so that we may not forget.
Another thing God used remember for is the Fourth Commandment, “Remember the seventh day to keep it holy” why is it that in all his commandment the fourth commandment was the only command that started with “Remember” because God knows that man will forget.
The word remembers is an agreement of the previous discussion. Remember what I said, remember what you said. Remember, is a word to call to caution.
One of the manifestos to the kingdom of God is your duty as he commanded.
In Matt 25:36 I was naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
You know the rest of the story. After Jesus gave this command during his lifetime the Holy Spirit re-echoed it through the writer of the book of Hebrew 13.3 “Remember those in the prison as if you were in the prison with them” meaning“ keep in mind for attention or consideration those that are in prison as if you were in prison with them.
I find it difficult to close my mind against the 2 brothers of the same parent in Ijebu Ode Prison for 10 years without Justice; I find it difficult to close my eye against over 20 people languishing in detention for 7 years without legal advice. I was looking at the parents of these incarcerated as if I am the one.
Most of their lawyers have given up, they are not taken them to Court for 2 years and nobody is saying anything about them. Nobody is asking the Judiciary question, nobody is asking the Government question about them. We have a government that is about to grant amnesty to terrorists because somebody is bringing up their matter before the Government.
You have no time to go to the prison but your money can go.
Remember those that are in prison as if you were there with them. Don’t just remember them do something about them.
It is a command from the Lord with reward of eternity.
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