WIN THE PRIZE

In 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 the Christian believer is described as an athlete running the Christian life race. This description is truly appropriate in the New Testament as competition is tough requiring believer’s attention, focus and concentration. It is important and necessary to know how to run the Christian race. God’s Olympic endurance matters mean completing race to receive ultimate prize.Christian believers are to run in such a way that you may win. And everyone who competes in the  life is compared with sports whereby people live daily as though in competition to win the ultimate prize. The race is tough so demands walking, jogging, running, exercising faith,decisions and challenges on the way. At times crawling on hands, knees through exhaustion is achievement as each runs at own pace God scope ability.

It demands strenuous exercise, gym, training, endurance skills, motivation, sacrifice, cost time and resources, requires support and fans to be at the ultimate Spiritual Olympic Level by faith through Christ. The symbolism here is to aim to finish in style to win the grand prize. It requires vigilant training, sacrifices as Christ and Paul did among others to present the gospel message of salvation. The price to pay for the prize costs a lot to accomplish. It includes training in all kinds of weather, tenacity, and endurance skills.9781593172046Each race brings a new personal record (PR). But eventually you have a race when conditions were not ideal, you weren’t feeling great, or you simply did not do the proper training. Sometimes unforeseen problems, dealing with the crowds, onlookers, fans, fellow runners mean dealing with issues to cope and helping others running the race. At times Christian race is stressful, frustrating in effort to improve personal performance. Running faster and working harder improves God’s Olympic Team.

Setting a goal to improve own personal best finishing time daily, reviewing visions, actions, goals, activities, profession, confession, objective analysis. Smart strategies help to check own strengths and weaknesses focus adapt daily. Doing this helps to seek God’s face to see if on track or needs to focus more on strength, ministry, hospitality, teaching and preaching. Spiritual personal fitness depends on well – being. Renewing, transforming mind with God’s word, believing with confidence and trust in God is essential to carry on.

Running a spiritual marathon demands a new set of rules in its own right.  The marathon vision level depends on God for strength to fulfill the ultimate calling of God’s  Christian responsibilities. Duties involve personal best so require joint- pulling of strands together through Christ to fulfill God’s work. The journey is tough so it means doing God Will to complement others through Christ Jesus. Resources available enhance positive attitude to develop more to build up others to win the race. So cooperate unity is required to help those barely alive to start own race.

The first timers require prompting, encouragement, motivation, to run short and long distances. One has ensure the champion experts have Godly approaches in place, to support, answer questions and concerns of new runners of what to expect in the Christian race. To help get full understanding of God so be grounded, rooted in faith. To get more acquainted with God through Christ in prayer to endure challenges.

With a cloud of witnesses all around it is important to seek refreshing times in God’s presence to recharge batteries to continue the race without burn out. As Paul said, he did not want to lead others to Christ and receive a pat in the back yet not make it to win the race or the prize. So the race is not for the faint- hearted or the weak in spirit. God’s Spirit through Our Lord and Master dwells in us to strengthen us to continue the race. The author and finisher of our faith is able to keep us to win the race to receive prize in Jesus Name.

Behind the scenes training culminates in Gold medalists hero Usain Bolt running to win his finishing line. So is the Christian life liked to a race to win a prize. It is important to put in place helpful back up support, spiritual coach, mentor, umpire, referee, depending on multi-talent sportsmanship demands. Celebration of prized reward is uplifting, exhilarating with visibility for all to see caliber of ultimate winner. Racing, gradually, building fitness, confidence, exciting to see faith race times keep improving to win prize.

JESUS IS KEY TO LIFE

images 102Jesus told Peter in Matthew 16:18, that he will be given the Keys to Heaven as Jesus declared His Authority with which Peter was invested. Christ’s decision was right to confirm Peter as the leader of His Church.  As Peter was empowered to bind and loose in the language signified to forbid and to allow or to teach what is lawful or unlawful. Verse 19, “I will give you the keys of kingdom of heaven so whatever you bind on earth is bound in heaven. And whatever you loose on earth is loosed in heaven in Jesus Name.” 

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20 Then He warned the disciples that they should tell no one that He was the Christ until after Jesus death and resurrection. The keys of kingdom of heaven is a metaphor of spiritual power authorizing headship of office, position, reception to a church, house or castle with gates that must be opened with keys still maintained today. It also symbolizes  idea of exercise of stewardship in a household. It introduces a new notion of servant leader in the passage. In Isaiah 22:22, “The key of the house of David upon his shoulder opens none shall shut and he shall shut doors none shall open.”

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“The kingdom of heaven” is the visible Church of Christ globally delivery of the keys of a city to a person, symbolizes the handing over of the authority to Peter. The Church under Peters leadership is to go out among all nations to make  disciples of all nations. Peter personally is promised leadership authority. This is a personal reward for his good confession of Christ the Rock and Solid foundation of the Church. As Peter is rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus the Rock of Church gates of Hell will not prevail against or overpower it in Jesus Name. The battle is God’s so believers pray for Christ’s Divine Blood Protection Cover.

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For Christian believers, the key to life is through Jesus The key to understanding the Bible. So the key to understanding God is through Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life because NO ONE comes to the Father God except as God ordained for Christian believers. In life as a key is associated with actual possession and power, so is the spiritual power that fills Christian through salvation and communion with Christ.download (25)
In Revelation 1:18, Jesus said, “I am he that liveth, and was dead and behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen and I have the keys of hell and of death.”Christ is the Living One inside believers. Christ is the only Saviour died and behold IS ALIVE FOREVERMORE with the keys of Death and Hades. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life. 19″Therefore write the things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take place after these things.
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In Patmos, John received this vision message for all fellow Christians facing challenges. The triumphant Jesus, dressed in shining white robes was announced as Christ Elevated King of Kings and Lord of lords to all His followers. Jesus says, I am the First and the Last, I am the Living One; I was dead, and behold I am alive for ever and ever! And I hold the keys of Hades in Revelation 1:17-18. To all Christians Jesus says, “Don’t be scared, I have conquered hades and I am back alive forevermore so Jesus HOLDS the KEYS of LIFE.
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Jesus says, “Don’t be afraid for I have keys to let you out of that of every place you are in bondage. In the book of Hebrews 2:15, Jesus destroyed the power of death by his own death so he could “free those who all their lives were held in slavery by fear.” We don’t have to live our lives in fear. Jesus died, but  HE IS ALIVE NOW. He went into the place of the dead and came out with keys.images 100
We know with total confidence in Jesus who holds the key to keep us safe. Jesus promised his disciples he would build his church and the gates of Hades will not overcome it in Matthew 16:18. Those gates cannot hold us in because Jesus holds the key. So do not be afraid! Jesus is the resurrection and the life  in John 11:25 so freed us from spirit of fear.

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I Will Build My Church
by Graham Kendrick

I will build my church (Men)
I will build my church (Women)
And the gates of hell (Men)
And the gates of hell (Women)
Shall not prevail (Men)
Shall not prevail (Women)
Against it (All) (Repeat)

So you powers in the heavens above bow down!
And you powers on the earth below bow down!
And acknowledge that Jesus, Jesus
Jesus is Lord, is Lord

GOD’S RAINBOW PEOPLE

God created an interwoven fabric of many colours, of various strands of rainbow people. In Genesis 9:12 God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations: 13 I do set my rainbow in the cloud,  a token of a covenant between me and the earth. 14 And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:

14 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me, you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh.17 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 upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, This token is covenant, established between me and all flesh upon earth.my_hope_in_god_is_huge_by_docyehya-d5eqdl1Jesus came to earth to sacrifice His life to restore from separation with God due to sin of Adam and Eve. Jesus gave his life to redeem from death to bring us happiness and righteousness. Impetus of Christ blood covering is protection as our advocate empowers us to enter boldly God’s presence because of Love of God for all. Christ is the one uniting all to God in His Holy Name. Each person is values Christ passionately in own way so God’s rainbow variety are one and the same though may seem like external issues influence faith in each context. The rainbow and the cross both point to God's Promises to us.God says believers continue in strong faith of God to lead life as normal as possible while paying extra attention to God. The world offers pleasure, leisure, entertainment as distractions to keep off Godly narrow way. Its important not to be consumed with worldly preoccupation to fit in blend in like Joneses. God says the very elect must watch out. At times you may seem the least person to people yet precious in God’s Eyes. So hold in faith trusting God to vindicate faith, trust, confidence in God.

diversity-rainbow-cross-9010396Awareness, acceptance of God’s action faith is crucial to know difference to fully understand what constitutes relevant faith in each other’s norm. What is perfectly acceptable to some may not seat well with others and includes what seems from the other’s point of view a contradiction to others. Christ is centre of focus so no need to worry about what to wear, eat, stand, seat, kneel to pray for God our father Jehovah Jireh knows, sees, meets needs by His Supplies from heaven. No single person can save the world alone by their approach. God chose to create a vibrant variety of all types of people to meet a variety of needs. God fully understands what represents God in each context. From God’s point of view, diversity makes perfect sense as God approves of it. God Loves all so wants all to love others too. We approach God in a variety of ways in cultural context onlookers wonder but Christ connects all to God. Each will stand before God looking different but united through Christ the Central Cord binding all together in Sovereignty of God.

400_F_30118531_axIR0dZLoMIlFLQ62LmKgqEw5aCi4DzUThe details vary according to one’s knowledge and understanding from one’s point of view. Does this mean all efforts, resources must be put into transforming others to conform as clones before considered equally worthy of God’s Love. Only God who has the final say to decide who people really are in God’s Eyes. God’s perspective aligns perfectly with each view seen by people within the Bible. God declared expectation for mankind continue until Christ returns.

Help carry one another’s burdens demonstrate our love for one another to fulfil law of Messiah in Galatians 6:2. We are called to fulfil Godly love of all to help bear burdens. This can be accomplished in practical ways to relieve those overloaded with responsibilities. We accomplish love through extending encouragement and comfort to those who carry heavy emotional burdens. Practical help is good as Jesus expects us to be willing to bear other’s burdens although God is source of comfort.

Colourful Easter eggs adorn apple tree in garden of summerhouse of German pensioners Christa and Volker Kraft, in the eastern German town of Saalfeld. Easter eggs decorate unity tree. Each year since 1965 they spend 2 weeks decorating tree with collection of 10,000 colourful hand-painted Easter eggs in time for Easter celebrations. God helps us by carrying the load. Jesus said,“Come to Me, all you weary, heavy burdened and I will give you rest,”in Matthew 11:28.

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GOD IS LOVE

God is love to those who gather together in peace in name of God to celebrate God’s Love in unity. God wants people to enjoy life on earth to provide a better future to mankind. God wants all to live in peace, unity and love with all people. God does not want world conditions to disrupt love opportunity God through Christ for people on earth. It is urgent to find common ground to express faith and belief without anyone feeling offended, angered and threatened. God loves people to have understanding and wisdom to get along and support each other. God has more than enough room and resources for all His Creation. God’s love is expressed in many various forms by different people in worship, praise and fellowship.

T’shirts, logos, cups are used to express GOD’s LOVE to advertise the love of God publicly to share the love of God through His Son Jesus our advocate on the Cross to save mankind. We learn about God our loving father from His Word and connect emotionally through Christ Jesus. Whatever form of loving, worshiping God makes sense is applicable to the person within word of God so up to God and person or group.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Almighty God is Real, Genuine, Reliable, Trustworthy, Dependable, Kind, Holy, Worthy of Praise, Love as God’s Love is felt and seen in many Loving ways shown by God to believers. God sees and knows the heart of people who love and hear God’s voice in their own way. God is Good News to all, as God chooses to manifest Himself as He likes, so one size does not fit all. Each has own meaningful approach, observation and understanding of God relevant to their context.

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God is A True Loyal, Friend, Full of Shekinah Glory, Loving, Approachable  God. God Asks people from all languages and nations to come boldly into His Presence through Blood of Christ Jesus. God is a true friend easily approached and available to those who love God. Draw near to God and God draws near you. People show their awareness of God in fabrics and costumes, prints to display their interest and love of God.

All Christian believers are to sanctify the Lord God in our hearts; so we can always be ready to give defense to those who ask for a reason for the hope in us, with meekness and fear of God in 1 Peter 3:15. God’s advocates support the right side, take time out and makes time to stop, think, reflect why religion and Christianity seems so easily attacked by those weak in faith. Creative design fabrics often manifest and display the Magnificence and Knowledge God.

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Hollywood,  Broadway, West End, Bollywood, cinema, celebrate God by own interpretation; take on what God means to them. Some set to find all the reasons and conclusions. At long last, turn out God’s advocate to the surprise of everybody. One of the challenges faced is the notion to be dogged a Godist rationalist, aspiring to ensure God Stands Out Above all, so God continues to receive Due Honour. Some sprinkle God Story with comedy version of the Bible to recreate own expression of understanding of God.

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Best to focus to keep eyes on own Christian race to run for prize yet continue to pray for others to see the light. God in Bible demonstrates He is historically reliable. God provides incredible evidence of His Son Christ on earth to prove Christianity Stands up to 21 Century critics. Christians continue to face growing challenge to show faith is relevant and plausible in modern society. So films document Victory in Christ expressing God’s Love in popular culture.

Films recreate Bible in terms of everyday life experiences to put into screen context today in Bruce, Evans Almighty. Josh McDowell’s Evidence that Demands a Verdict book, maintains classic defense of Christian faith answering new questions posed by today’s culture. The emeritus Joshua McDowell, presents special features in book to include, new research, archaeological evidence from the last 20 years.

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It highlights historical Jesus, topics on nature of absolute truth, answers to post-modernism, skepticism, agnosticism and mysticism. The certainty of Christian view and know ability of history is effectively organized for convenient understanding. Attractive new formats feature reader friendly page design, charts, tables, diagrams, sidebars, art to equip in ready defense of Christ for this decade and beyond.

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Music and songs tell about the wondrous love of God expressing affection and belief in God. God does not expect cleansing of any for the sake of owning it all in His Name. Others think God is very angry with them always waiting ready to punish them as shown below. Some use building blocks to tell story of wonderful love of God in formats meaningful to them. So creativity leads to productivity of God in user friendly way.

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SO GOD IS ALL THINGS TO ALL PEOPLE ACCORDING TO HOW THEY SEE, TREAT AND RECEIVE GOD. SO DOES GOD RESPOND OR REACT TO THEM, A BIT LIKE TASTE OWN MEDICINE. GOD IS ABLE TO DEFEND HIMSELF, HIS SON, HIS WORD, HIS PEOPLE, IN GOD’S OWN WAY.

HONEY & CINNAMON

I have many requests to re-post this! So here it is again!</p> <p>Great information!! Cinnamon and Honey...! Drug companies won't like this one getting around.<br /> Facts on Honey and Cinnamon:</p> <p>It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon cures most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today also note honey as very effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today's science says that even though honey is sweet, when it is taken in the right dosage as a medicine, it does not harm even diabetic patients. Researched by western scientists:</p> <p>HEART DISEASES: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces the cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, even if you have already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully and have found that as one ages the arteries and veins lose their flexibility and get clogged; honey and cinnamon revitalize the arteries and the veins.</p> <p>ARTHRITIS: Arthritis patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily even chronic arthritis can be cured. In a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found that when the doctors treated their patients with a mixture of one tablespoon Honey and half teaspoon Cinnamon powder before breakfast, they found that within a week (out of the 200 people so treated) practically 73 patients were totally relieved of pain -- and within a month, most all the patients who could not walk or move around because of arthritis now started walking without pain.</p> <p>BLADDER INFECTIONS: Take two tablespoons of cinnamon powder and one teaspoon of honey in a glass of lukewarm water and drink it. It destroys the germs in the bladder....who knew?</p> <p>CHOLESTEROL: Two tablespoons of honey and three teaspoons of Cinnamon Powder mixed in 16 ounces of tea water given to a cholesterol patient was found to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood by 10 percent within two hours. As mentioned for arthritic patients, when taken three times a day, any chronic cholesterol-could be cured. According to information received in the said Journal, pure honey taken with food daily relieves complaints of cholesterol.</p> <p>COLDS: Those suffering from common or severe colds should take one tablespoon lukewarm honey with 1/4 spoon cinnamon powder daily for three days. This process will cure most chronic cough, cold, and, clear the sinuses, and it's delicious too!</p> <p>UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder cures stomach ache and also is said to clear stomach ulcers from its root.</p> <p>GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, it is revealed that when Honey is taken with cinnamon powder the stomach is relieved of gas.</p> <p>IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.</p> <p>INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals</p> <p>INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural 'Ingredient' which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.</p> <p>LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, arrests the ravages of old age. Use four teaspoons of honey, one teaspoon of cinnamon powder, and three cups of boiling water to make a tea. Drink 1/4 cup, three to four times a day. It keeps the skin fresh and soft and arrests old age. Life spans increase and even a 100 year old will start performing the chores of a 20-year-old.</p> <p>RASPY OR SORE THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.</p> <p>PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.</p> <p>SKIN INFECTIONS:Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts cures eczema, ringworm and all types of skin Infections.</p> <p>WEIGHT LOSS:Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.</p> <p>FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, even when the vitality of the body starts to decrease, when taken daily after brushing and in the afternoon at about 3:00 P.M., the vitality of the body increases within a week.</p> <p>BAD BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.</p> <p>HEARING LOSS: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts restores hearing.</p> <p>Make sure you SHARE this to save & find on your wall later.<br /> For more great recipes, motivation & fun, join our FREE group at Fit for Life Weight Loss Group!!

It is found that a mix of honey and cinnamon helps alleviate most diseases. Honey is produced in most of the countries of the world. Scientists of today note honey as effective medicine for all kinds of diseases. Honey can be used without side effects which is also a plus. Today’s science says though honey is sweet, if taken in the right suitable quantity to taste it helps.

HEART: Make a paste of honey and cinnamon powder, put it on toast instead of jelly and jam and eat it regularly for breakfast. It reduces cholesterol and could potentially save one from heart attack. Also, if already had an attack studies show you could be kept miles away from the next attack. Regular use of cinnamon honey strengthens the heart beat. In America and Canada, various nursing homes have treated patients successfully. Most found arteries and veins lose flexibility and get clogged so honey and cinnamon revitalizes the arteries and veins.

ARTHRITIS: Patients can benefit by taking one cup of hot water with two tablespoons of honey and one small teaspoon of cinnamon powder. When taken daily in a recent research conducted at the Copenhagen University, it was found by doctors treating patients before breakfast, found 200 people 73 patients relieved of pain, helps to improve walk or move around.

BLADDER: Cinnamon powder and  honey in a glass of lukewarm water helps the bladder.

CHOLESTEROL: Honey and Cinnamon Powder mixed to taste with tea water reduces level of cholesterol in the blood.  According to information received in Journal, pure honey with food daily relieves cholesterol.

COLDS: lukewarm water, honey, cinnamon powder for three days helps cough, cold, sinuses, delicious too!

UPSET STOMACH: Honey taken with cinnamon powder helps stomach and clears stomach ulcer from root.

GAS: According to the studies done in India and Japan, Honey taken with cinnamon powder helps stomach.

IMMUNE SYSTEM: Daily use of honey and cinnamon powder strengthens the immune system and protects the body from bacterial and viral attacks. Scientists have found that honey has various vitamins and iron in large amounts. Constant use of Honey strengthens the white blood corpuscles (where DNA is contained) to fight bacterial and viral diseases.

INDIGESTION: Cinnamon powder sprinkled on two tablespoons of honey taken before food is eaten relieves acidity and digests the heaviest of meals

INFLUENZA: A scientist in Spain has proved that honey contains a natural ‘Ingredient’ which kills the influenza germs and saves the patient from flu.

LONGEVITY: Tea made with honey and cinnamon powder, when taken regularly, keeps the skin fresh and soft. Life improves to start performing the chores more actively.

RASPY THROAT: When throat has a tickle or is raspy, take one tablespoon of honey and sip until gone. Repeat every three hours until throat is without symptoms.

PIMPLES: Three tablespoons of honey and one teaspoon of cinnamon powder paste. Apply this paste on the pimples before sleeping and wash it off the next morning with warm water. When done daily for two weeks, it removes all pimples from the root.

SKIN: Applying honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts on the affected parts helps skin conditions like eczema, ringworm on all types of skin.

WEIGHT: Daily in the morning one half hour before breakfast and on an empty stomach, and at night before sleeping, drink honey and cinnamon powder boiled in one cup of water. When taken regularly, it reduces the weight of even the most obese person. Also, drinking this mixture regularly does not allow the fat to accumulate in the body even though the person may eat a high calorie diet.

FATIGUE: Recent studies have shown that the sugar content of honey is more helpful rather than being detrimental to the strength of the body. Senior citizens who take honey and cinnamon powder in equal parts are more alert and flexible. Dr. Milton, who has done research, says that a half tablespoon of honey taken in a glass of water and sprinkled with cinnamon powder, says vitality of the body starts increases again.

FRESH BREATH: People of South America, gargle with one teaspoon of honey and cinnamon powder mixed in hot water first thing in the morning so their breath stays fresh throughout the day.

HEARING: Daily morning and night honey and cinnamon powder, taken in equal parts improves hearing.

Healthy nutritional supplement it good yet wise to eat well, exercise safely, rest, sleep well, look after body as God’s Holy Temple entrusted for safe keeping to maintain and sustain life  in peace and self-control.

ETERNAL LOVE

Often love is said to be a tank regularly refilled or topped up to avoid running low or empty. This concept of love depicts image of love as action from another person to fulfill the love within you. It seems love is full responsibility and duty of someone else without which love tank is empty. Yet can this be really the case that God WHO IS LOVE created empty tanks and barrels only to be filled by others on one’s behalf? Can God who made people in His Image not inbuilt or impart HIS LOVE INTO HIS creation? The love tank refill top up idea seems completely done by others before one feels loved. Is this really how loving becomes a job or chore for others before one is to fulfilled?

Can this be really true, a whole human being needs to be totally dependent on another 24/7 to feel loved? The love tank idea seems to imply that personal love, feeling good, self -worth, self esteem and emotional well-being all depends on external sources. So feel completely short of love in their tank until the next refill. It makes people look for approval, affirmation, acceptance from others. Without believing GOD ALREADY HAS PUT A FULL LOVE TANK INBUILT INNATE LOVE INSIDE THEM DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO CHRIST LOVE. It seems people need permission to love themselves.

This idea seems to make some vulnerable looking for others to fill their love tank. Some feel gullible with low self esteem because they do not feel not acknowledged by others to top up their love tank. Yet does this idea agree with what God says about loving yourself first, then loving others second and LOVING GOD ABOVE ALL? This phenomenon seems to permeate life and encourage people to search outwardly for love refill. Hollywood concept of love seems to encourage people to look up to others always for love, approval or affirmation. So people feel their entire love tank depends on others to feel good about themselves.

Does one really need others to come along daily, throughout the day and night, 360 days a year to fulfill their job to give you some love. It also presents God’s creation as a helpless victim that is kept busy filling other’s tanks without any moment to refill their own tanks. It makes people look like jack in the box who stands upright when the puppet master pushes the button. So goes back into the box until another winding up to get up again. A baby child dependent needs 27/7 on adult care for needs to be met. As child grows up the child is expected to stop childish behaviour to mature as an adult to begin to do things. So a childhood pattern of love tank responses indulged must change to become a responsible inter-independent adult.

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So childhood needs met on behalf of helpless little children cannot be extended to helpless adult syndrome. It is challenging to transform into independent adult as child breaks free from habit of codependency, often misinterpreted as rejection. So the nurturing mothering instinct is projected by grown up adults expecting unrealistic demands from others. Some constantly demand attention like a baby so demand to be topped up hourly but is this right? Do others have the capacity or realistic resources to continually always refill others love tank? What does it feel like, if the love tank shoe is on the other feet? Can one put yourself in another’s shoes to do exactly as demanded by you to refill your love tank? Is it really fair on others to ask a person to always fill one’s love tank without any effort on one’s part to reciprocate their love tank with same measure?

This seems like immature puppy love demanding constant attention like a child in a sweet shop wanting all now. Is it accurate and correct to permanently keep eyes on another person chosen by to fill own love tank? Can ordinary fellow human beings expected as spouse, partner, friend, family be the source of love tank? Onus is placed on other people to pressurize them to ensure the recipient’s love tank is always full. A bit like top up cards enable continuity of services received. Dating, courting, romantic love stages, are like fishing seasons for love tanks to bait to catch fish. It is new love, full of excitement, anticipation, thrill of love, on cloud 9 with euphoria, has butterflies in stomach, giddiness, laughter, walking on air and honeymoon. Real love grows and matures. Love begins transitions to adjust to adapt to real changes of accommodating each other. This lasts for 2 years because interactive bonding helps to attract to marry. To enhance integration both love tanks must develop the best in both to blend and merge the relationship to form a neutral middle way giving receiving compromise.

Otherwise, if each waits for the other to refill their love tank in vain, they may feel despair. They may think they have no life or feel life is disheartening without input from others. So become insecure forever looking, waiting, hoping ‘the right’ person will come along to refill their love tank. Love measured by size and depth of love received from a mere mortal being cannot measure up to expectation of filling the love tank, as it causes stress and disappointment.The concept of love tank is often played in drama, media, expressed by people requesting to be filled. can tantrum of person asking to be filled motivate feeling to replenish the love tank. Does the person know when always the other needs filling or blamed for not meeting love tank expectation.Is this love tank idea the true definition of God’s Love in the Bible?

God’s Love is the greatest love ever that can fulfill the void and inner core of a being. God plants and roots deeply us securely in love through Christ Jesus in Ephesians 3:17. Each one of us is born has a measure of faith “love tank,” that depends first on God’s love for us. To relegate self into background, one’s love tank is taken for granted. This depletes self-love so projects duty and care of self love to others to be feel loved. Jesus is the never ending love tank that supplies refills constantly into into infinity and eternity.

The biggest disease today is the misconstrued feeling of being unwanted by people. This notion feeds people’s mind to become insecure and preoccupied with feelings of rejection. It is true we must love one another, but does one need to be made to feel one is solely and literally accountable for another’s love tank? Is it a burden to take full responsibility for other’s happiness to fill love tank? Can love tank be without headache for genuine understanding to adapt to each other’s needs in equal measure? Is it appropriate to be in control to serve and refill love tanks? Can 5 love tank languages help both to understand and to help meet love tanks needs of affirmation, gifts, quality time, service, touch?

Love must compromise to help each other based on each person’s love language. Otherwise one may waste time and energy providing wrong resources and unmet needs. Despite good intentions both may not feel connected intimately as love tank expectation requires. To solve problems, each must focus and determine which approach is relevant to the person’s understanding of love. The relationship and family roles, child care, raising family, shopping, all require input of all members of household. Help with housework, cooking, chores, removing rubbish, hovering, childcare, enables rest to be available for intimacy. House help may be required for some but still personal attention is of the essence. Structural material resources and wealth are great provisions but not enough to be interpreted as ‘love’ by provider. So Affirmation of each other; Gifts to celebrate events, birthdays anniversaries to remind love to surprise; Quality time spent together; Acts of kindness service; Appropriate touch, cuddles and hugs demonstrating affection.

It is good to rely on each other for love in a balanced way so necessary to know what love tanks means in each context. The 5 love languages of affection by Gary Chapman means: some feel loved by reassurance; others  the feeling of being looked after; some prefer presents; and others want to keep company to share presence and some like hugs, kisses, cuddles, intimacy. So it is best to study what constitutes true love to the person involved. Rather than assume generic love ideas read about, seen in drama, heard from friend and family to please the person. It is real hard work to refill other’s love tank, so may not always get it right or pay off. If intended acts of kindness does not suit the person involved, both feel unloved, unappreciated in return. To have a meaningful sense of refilling, the love tank needs the right fuel of love. This allows both to share true meaningful love so feel loved and appreciated. Do not watch drama soap opera to emulate love as yardstick to measure love tank. Be real life people and redefine your own love tank best suitable for you.

THE BLOOD OF CHRIST

Christ the Perfect Son of God was sent to save so took away sin for our sake to reconnect us to God. The Heavenly Father keeps Covenant Promise of Protection through the Blood of Jesus.

The blood of Christ speaks for us in for God forgave us through Christ’s Life Great Divine Exchange.

In Hebrews 9:22  JESUS blood remits all sin and Matthew 26:28  the blood of Christ in New Testament shed for remission of sins gives redemption through Christ’s forgiveness by the Riches of  His grace. The depth of Christ Sacrifice cannot be equaled by looking for answers in material things. In intense moments it is important to cover with the Blood of Jesus, for protection, cleansing, rejuvenates the spirit and soul. This Powerful Sacred Blood, replenishes, refreshes and restores the soul.

In Ephesians 1:7  and in John 6:50-71  Christ is the bread from heaven eaten to save lives. Jesus said,  I except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink His Blood, ye have no life in you. The Blood of Jesus brings healing, wealth and removes all stains. There is no sin the blood of Jesus does not cleanse.

Believers have communion with God in Christ’s Body symbolized by bread Jesus Blood, red wine fruit juice. The blood of Christ is the most precious gift our heavenly Father gave to His church. Christians believe the eucharistic bread and wine is supernaturally changed as Christ’s Divine Body and Blood in communion.

The Power in the Blood of Christ makes us right with God; given in divine exchange for sin. Christ’s Blood, entered once into the Holy Place so obtained eternal redemption for us. We are assured of the grace and mercy of God through the Blood of Jesus Christ.

In Hebrews 9:12, the word says blood of goats and calves cannot save your life. If any witchdoctor, obea, ganga, juju asks blood sacrifice of albino, human sacrifice, cows, sheep, birds, monkey it is not of God. 

The blood makes atonement so eat it not for blood belongs to God so sustains life. In Hebrews 9:14 

Christ blood, Eternal Spirit offered without spot blemish to God purges conscience from dead works.

In Acts 20:28 we are told take heed to yourselves, and to all the flock entrusted to us by the Holy Spirit that made us overseer, to feed church of God, purchased with Christ Own Blood. In Romans 5:9 we are now justified by his blood so shall be saved from wrath through him from God.

Whatever your past, sins and short falls, God is merciful so does not hold your sins against you. As far as the East is from the West so has God removed all your sins and does not remember them.

In Colossians 1:20 Christ made Peace through Blood of His Cross to reconcile us to God. Christ’s work is actively alive on earth from heaven. In Romans 8:1  there is now no condemnation to us in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit.

In Leviticus 17:11 the life of the flesh is in the blood upon the altar to make atonement for souls. Jesus’ blood makes atonement for the soul. The life of the body is in its blood, given on the altar to purify.  In Hebrews 10:4 it is not possible for the blood of bulls or goats to take away sins.

In Genesis 9:4 the word says life is in the blood, essential for major surgery transfusions by those who accept blood or alternative.In Exodus 12:13 the blood was token upon the houses so the blood caused the angel of death to pass over. So the plague did not destroy God’s people in Goshen in land of Egypt.

Revelation 1:5,  says Jesus Christ is God’s faithful witness and first begotten of the dead, the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from sins in his blood unto Christ be Glory Amen. In Revelation 5:9 they sung a new song, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals for you were slain, and has redeemed us to God by your blood out of every kindred, tongue,  people, and nation.

In Revelation 7:14  Jesus said, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. In Revelation 12:11 we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb, and by the word of our testimony and they loved not their lives unto the death.

An infant in womb connects through blood to the mother so birthed through blood. The sight of blood may cause fainthearted to cringe but there is no life without blood.For the life of the flesh is in the blood given upon the altar, to make an atonement for your souls.

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The Blood of Christ sets free and tackles tough stains, all sins cleanses unrighteousness.

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In 1 John 1:7-9 we walk in the light, for Christ is in the light so we have fellowship with one another and the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses us from all sin. So we are redeemed from the curse of the law and death.

The blood of the Jesus was shed for the forgiveness of all sins so there is power in the Blood of Christ.

Would you be free from your burden of sin?

There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Would you o’er evil the victory win?
There’s wonderful power in the blood

Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Sin stains are lost in its life-giving flow
There’s wonderful power in the blood

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

Would you do service for Jesus, your King?
There’s power in the blood, power in the blood
Would you live daily His praises to sing?
There’s wonderful power in the blood

There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

Power, power, wonder-working power
In the blood of the Lamb
There is power, power, wonder-working power
In the precious blood of the Lamb

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