16 Types of Marvelous Comrades of the “Greater Than Jesus” by Bob Hartley
Hope in the God of All of Life and Hope for People’s futures!
1. MARVELOUS COMRADES FOR LIFE! (Friends for Life!)
• Marvelous Comrades are “LIFERS” and are in friendship for the long-run!
Hebrews 13:5 – for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I forsake you”
2. MARVELOUS COMRADES WHO BUILD / BUILDING FRIENDS
• Marvelous Comrades build together
3. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF NEW WORSHIP (New Worship Friends)
• Marvelous Comrades help you grow in your definition of worship and your calling
Deuteronomy 6:13- You shall fear only the Lord, your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.
4. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF LOVE
• Marvelous comrades do all for the sake of love!
Genesis 29:20 – So Jacob served seven years to get Rachel, but they seemed like only a few days to him because of his love for her.
5. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF HOPE & LIFE
• You are so alive with marvelous comradery! Marvelous Comrades help us to soar and fly!
Ecclesiastes 4:9 – Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work:
Galatians 6:6 – Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor.
6. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF GLADNESS & JOY & HOPE
• Marvelous comrades who’s JOY in the Lord is their strength!
Job 29:12 – because I rescued the poor who cried for help, and the fatherless who had none to assist him.
Jeremiah 7:34 – voice of Joy, voice of gladness…
Acts 2:28 – you will make be full of gladness with your presence
Heb 1:9 – Your God has anointed you with the oil of gladness…
7. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF DESTINY & IDENTITY (Prophetic Friends & Callers)
Rom 8:31-34 – “What, then, shall we say in response to this? If God is for us, who can be against us?
8. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF BENEVOLENCE & GENEROSITY (Wealth)
• Marvelous Comrades help keep each other to be joyful, & they experience child-like giving
• Marvelous Comrades increase your prosperity
• Jesus fed over 5,000 people out of a 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish—He multiplied with a miracle, and offered it all to the people.
James 1:17 – Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning
Romans 6:23 – for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in our Lord.
9. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF LOYALTY, FAITHFULNESS & BELIEF (‘Die for you’ friend)
• Marvelous Comrades will give their very lives for you!
1 Thess 5:24 – “He who calls you is faithful, who also will do it.” You our God
Ps 117:2 – “For great is his love toward us, and the faithfulness of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD.”
I Cor 10:13 – And God is faithful
1 Cor 1:9 – “God faithful, [reliable, trustworthy, and therefore ever true to His promise, and He can be depended on] by Him you were called into companionship and partnership with His Son”
Rev 19:11 – “The One who was riding it is called Faithful [Trustworthy, Loyal, Incorruptible, Steady] and True.
10. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF ENJOYING THE DAY!
• Marvelous Comrades lead you into discovering God in all of life! They see every activity as an invitation to encounter God!
Matthew. 25:21 –…enter into the joy of your master.”
John 15:11 – “These things I have spoken to you so that My joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full.”
11. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF HEALTH
• Marvelous Comrades lead you into discovering the One who refreshes and restores life.
Is 53:5 – by His stripes we are healed
Ps 103:3 – who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases
Psalm 23:3 – “He refreshes and restores my life”
Exodus 32:29 – The Lord restores and blesses people
2 Cor 5:19 – God reconciled men to himself
Dan 9:24 – Atonement for sin is made through Christ and then reconciliation happens. Restoration come from reconciliation and results in life abundant!
12. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF HOPE PRAYER (Prayer Friends)
• Marvelous Comrades never stop asking God the right questions, build worship, and the Knowledge of God in All of Life / (Psalm 86)
Ps 127:1 – “Unless the LORD builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, The watchman stays awake in vain.”
Mat. 16:18 – “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
13. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF GOVERNANCE
• Marvelous Comrades fill earth with God's Glory, in the Marketplace, Education, Media, Family, Business, Church, and everywhere!
Psalms 28:7 – “The Lord is the Strength and my (impenetrable) Shield; my heart trusts in; relies on, and confidently leans on Him, and I am helped” – point blank this is my experience.
Habakkuk 3:19 – “The Lord is my Strength, my personal bravery, and my invincible army; He makes my feet like hind’s feet and will make me able to walk and make progress upon my high places”
14. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF VICTORIES
• Marvelous Comrades display the victorious majesty of God in all of life.
Is 12:6 – “Cry out and shout o inhabitant of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel in your midst.”
Ps 145:5 – I will meditate on the glorious splendor of your majesty and on your wondrous work
Ps 45:4 – in your majesty ride on victoriously
Psalm 45:4 – “In your majesty ride forth victoriously in behalf of truth, humility and righteousness; let your right hand display awesome deeds.
Isaiah 25:8 – He will swallow up death in victory…
Proverbs 21:31 – The horse is prepared for the day of battle, but deliverance is of the Lord.
I Co 15:57 – But thanks be to God who gave us the victory though our Lord Jesus Christ.
15. MARVELOUS COMRADES OF CONSTANT COMMUNION (Christ in the Day)
• Marvelous Comrades have the answers in God for the challenges of life through constant communion
Proverbs 8:34 ” Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at my doorposts.
1 Samuel 12:32 “Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way.
1 Thessalonians 5:17 pray without ceasing… (talk to God continually)
16. MARVELOUS COMRADES WITH PASSION / PASSIONATE FRIENDS
• Marvelous Comrades who live with passion and bring out passion in the hearts of others
2 Kings 10:16 He said, “Come with me and see my zeal for the LORD.” So he made him ride in his chariot.
ACTION STEPS TO TAKE TO BECOME A MARVELOUS COMRADE TO GOD & OTHERS
BREAK the spirit of isolation and RELEASE the Spirit of God for Community!
Ask the Lord for Marvelous Comrades to build life with – not commiserate friends!!
Ask the Lord how to steward well the relationships and community that He has given you
Ask the Lord who are the Marvelous Comrades, He has in store for you for the sake of your children’s children
Ask the Lord who are your Marvelous Comrades, with creative ideas and resources of supply for the sake of the vulnerable of the earth
PRAY FOR THE RELEASE OF LIFE LONG RELATIONSHIPS!!!