I was talking to a friend whom I loved when, suddenly i felt a heaviness in my heart. I didn’t know what’s happening with him. I didn’t know what’s in his heart. He just kept on saying that he needs someone, in short he’s lonely. But i knew it was more than that. He may not know it. I just can sense that, there’s something wrong. I have a gift of burden bearing

What is burden bearing? It is a form of intercession in which we bear another’s hurt (or portion of it) just as Jesus bore ours. To bear one another’s burdens is to identify with another person, by means of empathy, and in in response to the call of the Holy Spirit.

It is a gift actually and designed to be a blessing from God. It helps us to identify with others, and builds unity in the body of Christ. It allows us to be co-laborers with Christ, drawing us into closer relationship with Him. It makes us humble, and builds our trust in God.

It is a gift but to many burden bearing can seem like a curse. It will become a curse when we do it without the participation and direction of the Holy Spirit, it can be a heavy burden. When we don’t understand the gift, it can be confusing and painful.

I am a burden bearer but I am a wounded burden bearer, it’s a gift from God but sometimes it becomes a heavy burden for me. Why? because sometimes when i see or sense the trouble or sufferings of others and God doesn’t seem to be do doing anything about them, sometimes I take on the responsibility. I sometimes pray to the Lord to transfer the pain or suffering to me, instead of letting that person suffer. I try to be the “savior” instead of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Bearing the burden of others is not saying “Lord, I want to bear the burden of that person” you are substituting the role of Christ but instead you side with him, you empathize or participate with him.

Burden bearing isn’t easy. It can be tiring and hurtful to carry the pain of another person. But God designed it so that it doesn’t have to be a BURDEN.

My prayer to the Lord:

” Lord, the gift may seem so heavy for me to carry. I tried to take more than You intended to. I forgot that your yoke is to be easy and Your burden is light. Lord bring to death the gift of burden bearing on the cross, Let it be yours so it will not possess and control me. I want you to own both me and my gift that you may use me for Your glory alone. In Jesus name. Amen”


5 thoughts on “WHAT IS BURDEN BEARING?

  1. Dear sister in Christ,burden bearer? Is not you, is Jesus. You are disciples whom Jesus loved. Therefore, who are the burden bearer? Isn’t it Jesus the burden bearer right? Believe Jesus love you and you don’t have to bear any burden. Just share to your friend how much Jesus love him. Let him know that how much Jesus love him from the Bible. Let him hear the word of Christ. It is God that love him first and the more he know how much God love him. The more wholeness and security he will discovered.Only Jesus can filled his emptiness and loneliness inside.Just unveiled the love of Christ to him from the Scriptures.Disciples whom Jesus loved,Cheers.Stephen

  2. Triune Aspects of Burden Bearing Burden Bearing is a very new, per se, spiritual gift that has been restored to us in these last days. The premises and principles are all found in Scripture. What I would like to look at is three different aspects of burden bearing from Isaiah 53:4a,5a. Isa 53:4a Surely he took up our infirmities and carried our sorrows, Isa 53:5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; Three of the aspects of burden bearing are infirmities, sorrows, and transgressions and iniquities. The last two transgressions and iniquities are of the same category. So, here we have Jesus bearing three distinct types of burdens, burdens of the physical body, infirmities; of the soul, sorrows, mind, will, and emotions; and last but not least, burdens of our spirits, transgressions and iniquities. We have noticed burden bearers who deal specifically with one aspect of these areas of burden bearing, but may have lesser areas of the gifting in other areas. I myself operate in the realm of the soul, the mind will and emotions, [and that is where I get attacked, in my mind, skullcap; in my will, I just don’t care or have no will to do anything, and definitely in my emotions. Where your giftings are is where you are attacked. Are you a burden bearer that deals with all the aspects of the soul? Then you get attacked in the all the areas of the mind, will, and emotions. In your mind think you are going crazy. At the same time you are pushed the other way to where you become intellectualized. And then you get attacked with depression anxiety and overly flights of joy and bliss. The prophetic word that was revealed to me was that the depth of the depression that I experience will be the height of the joy I will walk in. Yet, you might think you are manic. Then you get attacked in the realm of your will, anxiety comes all over you to where you just can’t seem to make a discussion, you just have not will in one area, but your will in other areas is too strong. The Devil does not usually attack one area just one way. He will push and pull and attack you from many separate ways, I.E. intellectualism and insanity both at the same time. What is happening is that you are being flanked on both sides of your mind, like in a battle. The devil both attacks you with being so emotionally sensitive, and then at the same time tries to get you to shut down. He does this to burden bearers who deal in the physical realm. These types of burden bearers are the spiritual physical healers of the body; they are the healers. Have you ever seen the old time faith healers who will grab a part of their body in pain and call out that area to the crowd? God is doing a work of healing in that area. The faith healers usually have a word of knowledge for they are spiritually tying in with that person, and so they get an image of the person. Here’s how it goes, the healer feels a pain in their head, they feel or see a tumor and then they get an image a woman in a yellow dress with two young children on her lap, the healer sees the children because the mother is soul tied or is one with the children. Then the healer will feel power leaving them and traveling to the person through the words they speak. They don’t speak any words anytime they want too. They have to be connected with that person and they also have to recognize when the presence of the Lord is there in power to heal. This is not for all healers. The above example is for burden bearer healers.There are the people that deal with the realm of the spirit in people. These burden bearers can feel the strain between relationships, for intimacy is of the realm of the spirit. That is where they get attacked the hardest, in their personal relationships. They sometimes have been abused by a parent or an authority. Their relationships have all gone down hill, even though they know what it takes to have a good relationship. These burden bearers also deal with the sin and iniquities and bondages that people have succumb to. They have a tendency to be attacked by demonic forces in their personal lives. Let me use a few examples out of the physical realm of how God uses the attacks of the enemy to strengthen us. A fruit tree is supposed to grow fruit correct? So, in the natural you would think that since the limbs produce fruit, the more limbs you have the more fruits the tree with bear, correct? Not so. It is when the tree is pruned, so that it has fewer breaches that it produces better, bigger, and more fruit. A soldier becomes a better soldier the more battles he fights in, yet the enemy tries to kill the soldier in the process. A world prize fighter has to get into the ring at some time in his life before he can become the worlds greatest. Jesus said, ‘he who lives by the sword will die by the sword.’ Those who live by burden bearing will die by it. Look at Stephen, he was an evangelist and died by the religious people of his day when he was evangelizing them. Look at Solomon who wrote, I have seen the righteous dying because of their righteousness and the wicked dying because other their wickedness, so then he comes to the conclusion: So, neither be over righteous or overly wicked, why die before your time. But Jesus said he who loses his life for my sake will gain it. Therefore, those who serve at the altar tend to end up being living sacrifices. Whatever your giftings are there you will be attacked. Look at Jesus when he was tempted in the wilderness by the devil. Look at the three temptations, [sounds like a musical group’s name, the three temptations]First, Jesus was tempted with the gifting he had to do miracles Mt 4:3 The tempter came to him and said, “If you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread.” Mt 4:4 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man does not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God.’’”The devil tempted Jesus with the temptation to use his gifting for his own needs, and after forty days of fasting it would appear to be a need. Second, the devil tempts Jesus with his knowledge of the word ‘salvation,’ since his name means savior. If and since you are savior of the world, throw yourself down and the angels will save you. Mt 4:5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. Mt 4:6 “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’’” Mt 4:7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’’”Then the devil tempted with authority, splendor, and worship. If you will do worship me, all these things I will give to you. Kind of like Abraham, Sarah says to him, the promise of our son hasn’t come yet, so go sleep with Hagar. This temptation was an attack on Jesus’ authority, splendor, and worship that is due to Jesus, for Jesus is King of king and Lord of Lord, the exact image in splendor of the invisible God. He is also due all worship for Jesus is the creator of all things. Mt 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor. Mt 4:9 “All this I will give you,” he said, “if you will bow down and worship me.” Mt 4:10 Jesus said to him, “Away from me, Satan! For it is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve him only.’’” Look at the Israelites when they came out of Egypt what was their promise, to enter a land flowing with milk and honey so what were they attacked with, lack of water and starvation. Where we are attacked is where the surety of the promises and the abilities of the gifting usually are at. The Israelites were to be the new rulers of the land of Canaan, so what was their lot? They were in slavery for 400 years in the land next door to their promise. Ever if you try and don’t make it into your promise land, continue to fight, for you set up the next generation to take their promised land. Yeah, they get the advantage of learning from our mistakes. A gifting of burden bearing healing may run in a family line, so what might be some of the attacks against it. The family member who has this gift may suffer from the symptoms of hypochondria. Why? The answer is the family member is always picking up other people’s physical illnesses, for a short time. They think they got the flu, then bronchitis, then heart problems, then carpal tunnel, then a tumor because of the pain in their head. They go to the doctor and the family member who has this gift already knows what they have, because they see and feel it. They get to the doctor and they doctor hears that all the symptoms are correct, yet they find any of the physical actualities of that disease. But, the family member knows they have got it. Since they don’t understand, they suffer and perish in their gifting, for the Lord says, “My people perish for lack of knowledge, vision, and/or wisdom. So, we so called sane people, think the family member is crazy or maybe just a little touched. The person knows something is going on. We who condemn and those we think are condemned, both don’t understand that this may be a gifting in play. For, it hasn’t been revealed yet that this insanity is really an unredeemed gift. Once we know this, then begins the hard part, and that is walking in it day by day and overcoming the attacks, mindsets, and belief systems of, ‘oh I am crazy.’ Burden Bearers have a tendency to run from pain. And oh how this gifting can be physically and emotionally painful. But, as my spouse says to me and hates it when I repeat it back to her, and this advice works well for all burden bearers, ‘embrace the pain.’ Maybe this is one of the aspects of what Jesus meant when he said, ‘Carry your cross.’ Maybe a side translation to his saying is, ‘embrace the pain of your cross.’ Most burden bearers think this gift is a curse. But, Jesus became a curse for us by being hung on the tree of the cross. He embraced our pain. That which torments us most might be right where our gifting, destiny, anointing, and shear abundance of life waits for us; to cross the Jordan, to die to ourselves and to carry that which is the hardest thing in our life, our gift.

  3. Hello grace and peace to you,Oh woman whom Jesus loves.I have commented on your blog a couple of times. The Lord has revealed to me some new insights on burden bearing from Ezekiel. Where God commands Ezekiel to take on himself the sins of two nations. There are four articles on that websight on burden bearing they can be found at http://lambsofsacrifice.blogspot.com/I hope you find it usefulO’ woman whom Jesus lovesGrace and peace to you

  4. Dear M’am or Sir: I am writing this in hopes of obtaining employment with your company.
    Although it has been years since I have actually worked in this field, I have training and welcome the opportunity to learn any new skills.

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