JESUS CHRIST CRUCIFIED

jesus.jpgJesus entered Jerusalem knowing He will be crucified as prophesied after riding on a colt bravely to do exactly as God sent Him to do on earth to save mankind. Jesus is welcomed by the large gathering of the crowds from all over the world gathered for the passover feast of unleavened bread. Some held palm branches waved and sang Jesus arrives as a king on a colt. They shouted hallelujah and spread garments on the streets for Jesus to ride upon as a sign of honour and respect. This was foretold in the Bible that the Messiah will enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey. So the passover feast season was the best time most faithful loryal worshippers gathered together each year in Jerusalem to worship God.

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Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem knowing fully well what laid ahead of Him. In Luke 4:18 Jesus declared, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; God has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those bruised. Mankind’s heart broke since fall in Garden of Eden so God sent Jesus to restore faith in God. Therefore the triumphant entry of Jesus was significant because all nations were represented at that time among the congregation in Jerusalem. This includes disciples, apostles and secret loyal followers who converted to Christianity by accepting Jesus as appointed Messiah of God.

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Jesus had last supper with 12 apostles and identifies the traitor who betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver Blood money. In the moment Jesus needed their support most, they let Him down and fell asleep in the garden of Gethsemane so God sent an angel to minister to the Messiah. Some like Peter later denied Jesus 3 times during His trial, while other apostles and disciple run and hid in fear for their lives. Why would anyone want Christ to die when He did Good by saving people, healing and delivering them from all destructions and all works of the devil over  lives.

In Matthew 26:30-46, in Israel in Jerusalem on Mount of Olives, these Olive trees are in Garden of Gethsemane next to The Church Of All Nations. The Garden of Gethsemane is located east of Temple Mount, east of Kidron Valley, on lower portion of western slope of the Mount of Olives. Tested with carbon 14 is over 2000 years old. It was here Jesus regularly prayed in the garden belonging to  Nicodemus or Joseph of Arimathea. Jesus took time away from the crowds to pray to Father God. During Jesus’ intense moments of preparations He took Peter, James and John to pray. They fell asleep 3 times and did not empathise as Jesus expected so God sent angel to comfort Jesus. God sends angels to comfort people in stressful time of need.

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Jesus prayed to seek God’s face for wisdom, courage and power to do God’s Will in total obedience. In Gethsemane Jesus sweated Blood through intense prayers for Strength to endure the cross at Calvary on Golgotha in Matthew 26:40-46. Jesus prayed in agony for the remission of sins for the salvation of mankind. Though abandoned alone, God sent the angels to be with Jesus. Easter shops are busy selling Easter eggs and chicks but reflect on important Sacrifice to appreciate Christ with gratitude. God warned Pilate’s wife Claudia in dream but ignored warning to agree with elders, crowd, religious people to crucify Jesus.

Christ gave us the greatest gift of eternal life and restored us to God with salvation as a priceless asset to all. Jesus suffered and took our pain and was tried 7 times by leaders: Annas in John 18:12-15; 19-28, Caiaphas in Matthew 26:57; 59-68, Sanhedrin in Matthew 27:1, Pilate in Matthew 27:2; 11–14, Herod in Luke 23:6-12. Pilate in Matthew 27:15-24, stated beloved people Jesus ministered were misled by Scribes and elders due to envy. Influenced in Matthew 27:24-31 rejected Messiah and shouted crucify Him and let His Blood be on us and our children. Jesus heal and reconnect people to God giving His life as ransom for many.

The-Passion-of-The-Christ_2Talk of the ultimate betrayal by people loved, sacrifice for, provides for, cares for and died for hurting one so deeply. Yet  the Messiah did the same and even forgave His enemies on cross by praying. Jesus said, Father, forgive them for they do not know or fully understand the Messiah came to save them. Above all, Christ the most compassionate person, with greatest love for us gave His Life for Barabbas and all in exchange for sin. In response to Christ’s deep love for us we give thanks with appreciation, gratitude, humility, thanksgiving for His Sacrifice. Christ died to save us yet falsely accused and tried. The devil had no idea Jesus will truly resurrect as He told the disciples so thought Jesus death will end God’s work.crucify-him-crucify-him The more we dwell on Christ Love, it is really surprising such a genuinely true friend is rejected and condemned to die in place sinners. Yet everywhere He went He was doing good, a Mighty Healer, He cleansed the lepers, when the cripples saw him, they started walking, everywhere He went my Lord was doing GOOD. Jesus has done so much Good to help people who do not make Him the Centre of Joy yet Jesus suffered to save all people. The most precious gift value in life is miracle of salvation so cannot be ignored. So much time is spent, wasting time on things of the world perishing. Remember the earth will be regenerated to get rid of those who reject Jesus. Christ chose to redeem us by giving His Life because He Knew He conquered death and won the victory for us.jesus-beatenHe could have called on the angels and the Heavenly Host of God to deliver Him from going through pain, grief and sorrow but decided to go through it by taking our place to save us. Christ fully understands all we go through and cares deeply for us even if we face challenges.We have Peace that passes all human understanding with God through Christ Jesus. Christ did not give up but accepted help from Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross for Him. In life all needs someone to help carry their cross or burden when the going gets too tough. Jesus humbly received help yet could pray for strength like Samson to carry the cross by Himself. Christ set good so alright to ask and accept help in tough moments for God’s Help us in Jesus name. Jesus is real so must be taken seriously, not made fun of as if not relevant today.

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Jesus crucified His flesh by denying Himself of fleshly distractions by focusing on God and helping people though His Ministry. He took all our punishment upon Himself and asks of us to crucify our flesh too. By crucifying His flesh for mankind, Christ set the perfect example to look up to God for Strength to endure to the end in Jesus Name. Christ could accomplish His mission to die and resurrect to save lost without help. Christ showed we all need help at some point in life to open up, seek, receive help like Jesus. No matter challenges, it should not be allowed to consume one due to pride, fear, shame or other’s opinion. Help is available through prayer in Jesus Name. God’s mercy and forgiveness, extends to man’s crucified with Christ saved. Carnal flesh is not useful in Heaven spiritual place. mastheadPassion-The world places importance on flesh which passes away. Glorifying flesh, entertaining, putting it above God, excessive indulgence will NOT bless soul. Even on the Cross Jesus saved robber. There was an earthquake, tombs broke open, and the curtain in the Temple was torn from top to bottom for all to enter the Presence of God through the Blood of Jesus. The dead arose out of graves and were seen by many. The centurion on guard at the site of crucifixion were shaken to the core some repented to become disciples. He was wounded for our transgressions and by His Stripes we are healed spiritually, emotionally, physically for changes noticeably. Amazing gift of eternal life makes it possible to live in eternity in spirit. Soldiers gambled Jesus garments. Life of mankind can cope without God because He sent Jesus to save believers from hell. It is serious to note the Sacrifice of Jesus is still saving souls and making a difference. The world still needs people to be delivered from hell to save them for eternity in Heaven.

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Hell is real because Jesus went and took away keys of death to give all born again believers abundant life in victory in Jesus Name. God’s gift is still available to all to be saved because it not God’s will anyone should perish. Salvation urgently matters so consider it because what shall it profit mankind to gain whole world to lose soul. Christ already made provision for salvation for all. God’s salvation plan for mankind is to return to God, repent, value, appreciate and receive Christ Sacrifice for forgiveness by God. Jesus has already been crucified for all sins so there is no need to crucify anyone else for God so loved the world He gave His Only begotten Son Jesus Christ all who believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.God blessed mankind with Jesus, so all who accept, receive Christ are saved believers in Jesus Name. What a privilege and honour to be called Children of God.

21_they-hung-him-on-a-crossThe Choice Christ made gave us the privilege to receive pardon and be forgiven of sin, guilt, shame, iniquities. After crucifixion on 3rd day, Jesus arose from dead. Christ appeared to Mary and others before He went to Heaven on Mount Olive. Praise God Hallelujah for Christ Jesus Victory for us in Jesus Name !!! It is really amazing that Christ had the Strength to pray and ask Father God to Forgive people who treated Him with cruelty. Sad Christ Sacrificed all to save but not Highly esteemed by all. Jesus triumphantly and boldly entered Jerusalem, and was welcomed and celebrated by the people singing Hosanna yet soon the same people rejected Him and shouted crucify Him.Although it seemed mankind connived to kill Jesus, in reality nobody could kill Jesus without Jesus laying down His life as a ransom for many.

Screenshot_2014-02-28-23-44-35-1Yeshua’s death blame placed exclusively upon Jews, with accusations of “Christ Killer” fuelling the fires of anti-Semitism over the centuries is not true, The record of Yeshua’s trial shows Yeshua did not receive a trial by jury. In Jewish law, the judge would hear and evaluate accusation from two impartial witnesses. If two or three witnesses would agree, the judge would issue a conviction; but in Yeshua’s case, the witnesses against Him presented false testimony. “The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Yeshua to put Him to death, but they could find none.  For many were giving false testimony against Him, but the testimonies did not agree in Mark 14:55–56. Because the testimony of the witnesses did not agree, the judges could not convict him.

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Thus, the Sanhedrin had no other choice but to ask Yeshua directly if He claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of God a charge to which He confessed, thereby positioning Himself as being guilty of blasphemy, which carried the death penalty.“Again the high priest questioned Him, ‘Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’“‘I am,’ said Yeshua, ‘and all of you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’“Then the high priest tore his robes and said, ‘Why do we still need witnesses?  You have heard the blasphemy!  What is your decision?’ “And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death in Mark 14:61–64. False Witnesses interrogation essentially reveals that neither the Jewish Sanhedrin nor the Roman authorities could have killed Yeshua without His cooperation.Even some of the Roman soldiers came to believe that Yeshua truly was the Son of God.

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“When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Yeshua, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, ‘This man really was God’s Son! in Matthew 27:54. Jesus willingly gave the authorities the “confession” they needed to condemn Him to death but Yeshua lay down His life of His own accord to save us from our sins as the promised Messiah. He said by His own words, “The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord.  I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again.  This command I received from My Father in John 10:17–18. When Peter took up the sword to defend jesus by cutting off a soldiers ears Jesus stopped him and healed the soldier. Christ proved He did not need anyone to defend Him or kill others on His behalf in His Name for vengeance.

GOD – CENTRED LIFESTYLE

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Since the self-absorbed generation prefer person-centered theories, it put human life above God and Christ on lower pedestal. Most educational institutions and lifestyles to encourage people to dwell on self more. To think selfishly about what is in it for, me, I, myself, alone. Self-centredness is misconstrued as genuine healthy love.

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So everyday has a form of thrill pleasure-seeking for self – indulgence and self – aggrandizement and also ego-centric exhibitionism. Attention shifts from Christ Centered lifestyle to humanistic teachings in search of self alternatives and temporary fix to seek solutions to trust human traditions than believe in God’s methods.

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The church has become so affected believers want performing entertainment to fulfill the flesh to feel ego massaged. The one who cares enough to correct in love to help others seek own salvation in reverent fear and trembling of God is considered as cold and uncaring. Some believers want to be pampered and treated with kid cloves forever not wanting to grow and mature to support others.

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First and foremost God and Christ, the most Powerful deserve due Honour Respect to God.  By seeking first the Kingdom of God, Some people look up to human role models or prefer puppet masters as idols to emulate. As a result things of God are often treated as irrelevant in modern society.

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Proof of tangible evidence is seen as worthy to trust to hold onto as I have you, you are mine, to touch, feel, enjoy so anything invisible out of instant  reach is dismissed as irrelevant.People buy into the never-ending cycle of looking up mankind rather trusting in God. As result some of the man- made theories of experts have sprung up, undermining and mocking Godly values and steering people away from God.

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People are made to feel all their human problems stem from either incompetent parents, unsuitable partners, faulty significant others who are held responsible for challenges in life. There is a non-stop search for constant utopia with gold pot at the end of the rainbow mindset of rat – race driving people to watch out to keep up with Joneses.

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They need to know or understand God’s privilege to be at peace and content to dwell safely in the land. To enjoy God’s blessings in the moment of here and now directly, to build lifestyle on perpetual hope, trust, faith, joy not gossip fuel lifestyle in church conversations with favouritism but Godly Love.

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These leads to curtain twitchers superstars and retail therapy to refresh self to keep one’s image afloat. The mirage of the next indulgence draws people further away from focusing on God. Meanwhile the lifestyle they are manipulated to live seems so naturally acceptable as right thing to do they will not change or transform minds to live God’s way.

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Takers receive without thinking of giving back to others with their time, appreciation, encouragement and resources. Some think the world exclusively revolves around them so vier for and demand to remain at center of attention at all cost in church. Yet it is about God Who Adds so much Blessings to makes Rich without sorrow, through the Help of the Holy Spirit will chase after you in Jesus Name with thanks and all the Glory to God.

JESUS COOKED

In John 21:1-14, when the disciples got out of the boat, they saw some bread and a firewood charcoal fire with fish on it. “When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, ‘Bring some of the fish you have just caught.’” (John 21:9-10). 10 Jesus told his disciples, “Bring some of the fish you just caught.”  11 Simon Peter got back into the boat and dragged the net to shore. In it were one hundred fifty-three large fish, but still the net did not rip. 12 Jesus said, “Come and eat!” But none of the disciples dared ask who he was. They knew he was the Lord. 13 Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave some of it to his disciples. He did the same with the fish. 14 This was the third time Jesus appeared to his disciples after His resurrection.  Disciples get ashore to find a charcoal fire burning like barbecue fire with breakfast of fish and bread. The great cook is the chef is Christ Jesus, the Risen Jesus, the Son of God. As Jesus can cook, we can ask him for His favourite recipes help us make excellent meals with His fish recipes. Jesus is a man but cooked for fellow men. If possible men can support stressed wives to help cook on special occasions to save time. This is special to celebrate God’s Love in Jesus Name as Christ King of kings cooked. We give God thanks as Jesus multiplies miracles to feed multitudes today. Christ gave His Life with compassion and God’s Spirit Soul Food by Love to all in the world. It is amazing God creates all things including food for His Glory to show His Miracle Wonders. It is good to reflect on everyday things Jesus did to show he was as human as possible. Some people feel Jesus was too Superhuman God always in the Spirit. Jesus did normal things working with disciples, family and with His earthly father Joseph. Jesus understands issues people face today with regard to work and family so interacts with people.It is encouraging to know Jesus managed to combine life on daily basis with spiritual needs.The first feeding miracle of the 5,000 is in Matthew 14:13-21, Mark 6:31-44, Luke 9:10-17 and John 6:5-15. The second miracle of feeding 4,000 is in Mark 8:1-9 and Matthew 15:32-39, with seven loaves and fish. The feeding of 5,000 was the miracle of five loaves and two fish supplied by a boy Jesus used to feed the multitude of crowds who followed Jesus from town. Jesus fascinates us by leading a simple life equivalent to lifestyle challenges of modern people. Christ joined in the camaraderie of colleagues doing hard work. Christ helps people since youth yet still learned about God the Creator.So parents, guardians, teachers, encourage young people to participate in safe Godly outdoor activities supervised . There is too much addictive distractions vying for mind, soul and attention. Innocent looking gadgets lead to major problems in games prevent addiction distraction. So intrude into young people’s studies and ability to focus to work. Jesus was equipped while young to become prepared to fulfill his calling and ministry to perform his duties and responsibilities. Jesus is a good role model who joined family so helps whenever the need arises. We can count on Christ Jesus to supply all our needs according to His Riches in Glory from Heaven by Christ Jesus Name. Even in the midst of famine and desert conditions God still  supplied manna quails, water, garments, gold, cattle, milk, good health.

Beautiful-Jesus-Picture-By-The-River-Cooking-Fish-WIth-FireIn everyday life God uses simple things we come across to experience his nurturing Shakinah Nature to supply our needs according God’s Riches in Glory from Heaven by Christ Jesus. God cares about basic needs including your last meal like widow who fed prophet Elijah so never lacked during famine in 1 Kings 17:7-16. After Jesus’ resurrection finds that some apostles return to former way of life to fishing business. Jesus still feeds billions of people supernaturally globally with Holy Spirit Soul Food Word of God to prosper soul plus nourish physically. Christ fed 4000 and 5000 people in Gospels. Jesus’ Body is broken in communion to give abundant life Divine Health by drinking His ‘Blood’ in remembrance to celebrate Christ. Jesus is kind hearted and generous so provides when called upon in Jesus Name. So whatever your need including food call on God in Name of Jesus. Christ is faithful, trustworthy, reliable, compassionate so cares deeply about all our needs including food.

When Jesus saw the crowd, he had compassion on them and healed the sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to Jesus and said, this is a remote place, it’s getting late, send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy some food. Jesus said they do not need to go away but the disciples should give them something to eat. They said they had five loaves of bread and two fish so Jesus asked them to bring what they had to him. Jesus directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up 12 basket full broken pieces left over. Those who ate were 5 thousand men beside women and children. Similarly, Jesus fed 4000 in Mark and Matthew, with miracle of the 7 loaves and fishes. as he fed his disciples on the seas side. Christ is still feeding those unable to feed themselves through others.

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JESUS WEPT

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In John 11:35, Jesus wept openly although he knew Lazarus will be raised to change the situation into a miracle of joy and a turn around for Martha and Mary. It is often said real men do not cry but here the Greatest Real Man Jesus openly and publicly cried in front of women and children. Often, Jesus’ reasons for weeping are debated by theologians. The macho theologians think it is impossible for Jesus to cry because the text rendered in their interpretation did not mean physical tears rolling down Jesus’ cheeks. To them it was a sign of weakness to cry like a baby or women so they continue to teach men never to cry. At least not publicly and openly like Jesus did.

So why would God bother to put tears in male babies if there was never any need for it? As babies and young children without inhibitions, it is okay to use tears to request nourishment, warmth, change of clothing etc. Yet soon the child is told to stop tears to prepare them in advance because it not acceptable for grown men to cry. Jesus wept openly to teach people not to bottle tears but weep to get relief from intense pain and trauma. It is okay to cry as whole towns and nations wept publicly in the Bible including men, women and children lamented for God’s mercy, grace and forgiveness so repented before God.

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In Psalm 56:8 and also Revelation 21:4 God sees all tears He bottles and keeps as memorial before God’s throne so hears tearful prayers and answers them. The Jewish people’s cries and tears were seen and heard by God who sent Moses and Aaron to deliver them. God is waiting on tears of joy like Jesus in advance before the miracles happen to show it is not by might or power but by God’s Spirit Says God The Mighty One Jehova Nissi in Jesus Name for our victory.

Tears are for a season, for joy comes in the morning so there is no point in envying, ranting, raving, angry and gnashing teeth at other’s or turning green with envy at God’s Favour on others for their lifestyle for God’s Spirit may be behind it. So it is not good to condemn others suffering by laughing at them for they may be innocently carrying the family reproach transferred unto them. It seems bizarre if one feels the right of entitlement to receive the Favour of God then it did not happen as expected, though after salvation, one thought God’s Favour meant a perfect life of utopia of no pain, tears, lack, because of evaluating life with the world’s standard measurements of material success, than deeper spiritual insight into eternal life. Since sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, God is restoring His Children through Jesus Christ the second Adam to redeem mankind from the fall, so it is not God’s fault but man’s rejection of God by deception of the devil be encouraged you are not alone for God is in control as this song sums up the story of life:

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Tempted and tried we’re often made to wonder
Why it should be thus all the day long
While there are others living about us
Never molested, though in the wrong

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

When death has come and taken our loved ones
It leaves our home so lonely and true
Then do we wonder why others prosper
Living so wicked year after year

Farther along we’ll know all about it
Farther along we’ll understand why
Cheer up my brother, live in the sunshine
We’ll understand it all by and by

Since the world changed from a perfect state of walking and talking intimately with God to sin damaged, people must reconnect to God directly through Christ to Unmerited Favour of blessings according to God’s plans. It may be challenging to accept, rejoice with those that hurt you as they seem unfairly blessed from one’s point of view. The worse they get the greater their blessings but Psalm 37 warns not to fret at wicked or those who do wrong to get blessed. One may sacrifice, toil, give all to help others, one’s reward seems to be tears, regret, grief and sorrow but hold on for time has come for God’s Favour so do not try to fix own miracle, wait for God’s timing. Ask God’s help and Favour to show His Sign of Approval and receive miracles in Jesus Name. Amen and Amen. Jesus wept and went through pain for all and overcame, so in the same manner, inspite of adversity Christ gave us excellent example to stand firm in victory.

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GODLY JOY IN YOU

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The Joy of the Lord is our Strength through Jesus Name to enable us to face what we go through in life. God surrounds us with His Love to keep us keeping on in His strength. There is great joy in heaven when sinner supported repents to receive Christ. This joy keeps us solid in Christ and gives us confidence to continue in life. il_340x270.404987637_3ru0The Lord sends his angels around us to protect us and to defend us from things happening unaware. This joy does not depend on anything we do but is the covenant blessing that comes as part of the package of accepting Christ as saviour. This joy must be stirred and kept aflame by renewing our minds through reading the word for transformed thinking daily.

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This joy of the Lord’s strength is peaceful fills us with contentment and a knowing that all is well when everything else is falling apart around us. When a 1000 falls at our side and 10,000 at our right hand, it shall not come near is in Jesus Name.  Godly Joy is vibrant, colourful, beautiful strength, makes life bearable when opposite is expected in moments of adversity.

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The joy of the Lord does not mean there is no challenges to deal with. It means in spite of adversity, hurts, pain or sorrow, our response is entrenched and anchored in Christ the author and finisher of our faith. One can still smile, laugh, express joy to extend loving hands to others despite whatever the situation faced.download (1)The greatest source of joy is to continue to remind ourselves to share the priceless gift of salvation of receiving Christ. We have inner strength that helps us endure in the world as we know we have eternal life. The joy of the lord fills our hearts and minds to rejoice and overcome even in the midst of adversity. The Holy Spirit enables us to have a miracle supernatural joy to overcome problems in life. As we help harvest souls for God’s Kingdom we experience greater joy.

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As we await the return of Our Beloved Saviour Jesus Christ with Joy, Matthew 24 :31, says “God shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.” We have joy knowing that whatever challenges we experience daily is temporary. We know Jesus will come again to rapture us.

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It Is Christ’s joy like footprints in the sand that bears us up to take us through impossible situations in God’s Strength in love and unity. In God’s Kingdom TEAMTogether Each Achieves More to be there as Bible says rejoice with those who rejoice. By joining in to celebrate other people’s joy gives us joy.
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GOD’S FAVOUR FOR YOU

God’s Greatest Favour is the Gift of Life to all plus 24 hour time available equally to all, to breath, live is the greatest asset of God’s Treasured Possessions. To maintain life through basic human rights of life, food, shelter, warmth and sense of belonging is the Favour of God which cannot be taken for granted. Yet God’s Favour at times seems unfair to onlookers because it defies logic of natural circumstances to manifest God’s Will. God predestines, chooses, selects, decides matters long before it happens, so changes people’s expectation to unmerited undeserved surprises shocking the recipient.

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As exciting as God’s Favour of blessings are, it has other side of the coin which means today’s actions, long – term decisions impact the kind of fruits future generations bear as consequences of the past.In Genesis 15:13, God told Abram, “know for certain your descendants will be oppressed for 400 years in future before it happened as slaves until help is sent to rescue them into the promised land. God said, in Exodus 34:7, He is merciful, gracious, long-suffering, abounding in goodness, truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation up to 300 years. Unless dealt with generational sins can be visited upon children punished unless they repent, humble themselves, call upon God to heal their land. God will hear, answer, forgive them by deleting sin through the redemption plan of salvation in the Name and Blood of Jesus.

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GOD KNOWS BEST

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God knows best because He created us with the knowledge and wisdom that is best for us. God’s words are powerful knowledge, alive, sharper than a two-edged word, so reading and meditating on the Bible helps us communicate with God like a love letter, text or message sent to keep in touch to express warmth and affection. God’s intimate knowledge includes knowing the number of hairs on each head, every emotion one feels as His People in Psalm 139:1-4. God’s knowledge is far above all the knowledges of 7 billion people put together. God’s knowledge is freely available to some as a privilege and it is the most printed and most read book in history. It is sweeter than honey and more precious especially to those who dare risk their lives and are desperately hungry to read and live it. Despite such abundance of God knowledge, in Hosea 4:6, God says, ‘My people perish for lack of knowledge.’ So much knowledge abounds in the information highway than ever before and knowledge is power,’ so with knowledge everywhere, how can God say His people are destroyed for lack information?

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Modern technology makes it easier to acquire and distribute knowledge with constant news and so many adverts bombarding people on TV, in the media, leaflets, magazines, newspapers, mobile adverts, bill boards, digital and electronic adverts, on buses, libraries, public places, the list goes on. Milk cartons, labels on food packaging, always has some form of knowledge distributed. Most nations make it compulsory to send children to school to gain more knowledge. It is easy to spare a few minutes on the train, bus, before breakfast, or bedtime reflecting on thoughts and actions in line with the word of God. Our lives are the most precious asset we possess so need to love preserve it by taking great care of it. Our lives are followed by the need to live physically healthy lifestyles to strengthen and to enhance our body to keep it in good shape to ensure all our cells, tissues, organs, work together for good as long as the Good Lord permits. Then we need our abundant material blessings, with not have enough room to store it so we share and live in interdependence by supporting each other. One does not have to be a saint or perfect to talk to God or read His words, come just as you are, He knows all about you already yet still loves you anyway. Real People acknowledge God so are not ashamed to talk about Jesus Christ. Skype and gadgets available today make it easy to keep in touch to encourage one another by sharing God’s Knowledge as Priority to thank God, The Source of life everyday. God comes first in our lives so cannot be afterthought with gadgets to use to read God’s anywhere, there is no excuse for no time to read 1 verse related to circumstances to stand on God’s Word for victory in Jesus Name.

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2 timothy 15, commands believers to study God’s word, to show yourself approved to God so you can rightly divide the word of truth as a workman, and not be embarrassed or ashamed for you can answer accurately from the Bible and teach those who want to learn more about your faith as a living sermon and testimony. Why did God say people can perish from lack of knowledge when too much information is constantly available? Is it the right kind of information or God Type of Knowledge, relevant and good for the receiver? Is it given to build life up, encourage, motivate, inspire, correct, transform lives or it does it not matter the information distributed as it makes profit. Does contents of message allowed, endorsed, accepted online, in entertainment circles for fun etc. please God to PROFIT THE SOUL FOR ETERNAL LIFE and sponsored to preserve lives? God is saying people are perishing for being destroyed with useless information than gaining God Knowledge personally and intimately to profit the soul.

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The Bible is God’s underpinning and underlining principles given to people to live according to His Words. Some nations ban the wisdom gained from the message of the Bible in school education, in public places but wonder why several generations are lost, confused by chaotic contradictory theories and policies of the traditions of men. Faith comes by hearing the word of God, by everyone reading it, not just pastors teaching it, so people can have Faith and Confidence from God’s Knowledge studied to feed the mind and soul to dwell in peace. Too much unnecessary information creates a parallel virtual unrealistic world of a second life so some people find it hard to communicate and relate in the real world. The Bible is mocked and ridiculed by people who ignore it, yet it is the greatest treasure, when people find it, so sell all to acquire it because such knowledge does not perish. A mere acquisition of various man- made traditions, views and opinions from different sources of information creates confusion so is not healthy knowledge. Tons of facts are not Truth from God’s Point of View so it is important to set time aside to read and study God’s Scripture from the Bible, by looking for keywords that meet your needs or logos rhema words that speak about issues you may be dealing with. People do not care what you know until they know you care about them, so does knowledge peddled in academia genuinely care about all people’s reality in life?

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The highest knowledge up to PhD degree certificates and beyond is still not enough to answer all the human questions of life. One needs a deep reverence for God by faith through humility to ask God for His Wisdom to cope and overcome the challenges of life. At times, impression is created the Bible is an ancient book about a group of people’s history so has nothing to do with others. Searching the Bible for God’s Truth through the Power of Holy Spirit ministers and leads one into all truth to change one’s life. Going to church once a week to listen to sermons is not enough soul food so feed yourself daily with the word of God and see your life transformed in Jesus Name.

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Get a notebook to write down questions bothering you after reading the Bible and get the Bible study commentary to guide or ask your pastor to help you if you have one. You do not want to perish because accurate knowledge will guide and protect your life if you apply it by faith. In Acts 19:20 so Mightily grew the word of God so doubt and unbelief did not destroy The Truth of God Knowledge. So it benefits those who take it seriously, study it consistently for God’s Word to grow until it multiplies and bears fruit in their lives for all to see their amazing transformation in Jesus Name. This is what God is Talking about that those who get a hold of His Knowledge and Truth live forever.

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