JESUS OUR PASSOVER LAMB

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Jesus is our Passover Lamb Who Made Ultimate Sacrifice to save all mankind. Jesus took bread, thanked God, broke bread and gave it to the disciples saying, ‘This is My body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of Me.’ And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, ‘This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood.’  In Luke 22:19-20. Jesus shared feast of Passover with His disciples saying, With desire I desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer for I say to you, I will not any more eat this until fulfills the kingdom of God in Luke 22:15. As the Lamb of God, Jesus fulfilled meaning of Passover giving His body to be broken and His blood to be shed in sacrifice, freeing us from sin and death. During Passover, Jesus established the Lord’s Supper, or Communion, instructing His followers to continually remember His sacrifice by sharing in the elements of bread and wine. The Passion week begun with triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem to fulfil prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 to set Christ aside as Passover Lamb of God during passover celebrations. Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples, before His passion, saying that He had eagerly desired to eat this Passover with them. And that He would not eat it again until the Kingdom of GOD comes in Luke 22:7-16. After Passover meal, sang hymn went to Mount Olives in Matthew 26:30. Hymn sung Passover Hallel Psalm 118 stone builders rejected capstone God’s Cornerstone of redemption in Matthew 21:42; 1 Peter 2:7.Jesus came to save those who reject Him as their Saviour.perfect-lamb-jesus typeThe Perfect Christ, Without spot or blemish of sin, took on the sin of all mankind to cover to Shed Blood to protect from eternal death. So this particular Friday evening is called Shabbat HaGadol the Great Sabbath. A special Haftarah portion from Malachi is read that speaks of the coming of Messiah. Jesus was crucified as “the Lamb of GOD who takes away the sin of the world”  in John 1:29. This passover ceremony was then called the Lord’s Last Supper in remembrance of His Sacrifice as the Perfect Passover Lamb. This fulfils new covenant between GOD and man in Luke22:20; 1 Corinthians 5:7; Ephesians 2:11-13. The prophecy of this sacrifice is also found in Psalm 22. The Hebrew prophet Isaiah spoke about the suffering and sacrifice of the Messiah. Jesus’ Sacrifice is Ultimate Atonement for the sins of GOD’s people in Isaiah 53. As revealed in Exodus 12:5, the Passover lamb is perfect male without spot or blemish. So Jesus said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”  In the same way, he took the cup of wine after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant between God and you, sealed by the shedding of my blood.  Do this in remembrance of me as often as you drink it.”  For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are announcing the Lord’s death until he comes again in 1 Corinthians 11:24-26. The cup of the LORD’s Supper is the third cup of the Passover Seder is the  cup of redemption. Even in the midst of grief and adversity Jesus reaches out to wash the feet of His disciples. The bread of the LORD’s Supper is the afikomen with the matzoh broken, paid for by Jesus body is eaten to end the meal. 4001So the Lord’s  Supper reminds believers of His Sacrifice as the perfect Passover Lamb and the fulfilment of the new covenant between GOD and man in Luke 22:20. It is traditionally believed God will send Elijah the prophet who never died but went up to heaven alive in a chariot.  For this reason, a place is set at every Passover Seder ritual meal for Eliyahu Hanavi, Elijah the Prophet in the hope he will arrive to signal imminent coming of Jesus“Behold, I send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and awesome day of the Lord,”  in Malachi 4:5. In 1 Corinthians 11:23-30, Christian believers come to Communion table, remembering the Blood Sacrifice of Jesus. Participation in communion remembrance of Christ according to verse 24 is done as often as preferred. The atmosphere sombre with reverence for Sacrifice Jesus made. Some churches either dress in black to mark sadness, grieving and mourning. Some literary cry for Jesus like a real funeral. Others dress to mark the occasion in all white to celebrate the resurrection. All appreciate the Gospel message which communion symbolizes. Communion reflects on personal intimacy and fellowship with God and one another. Yeshua broke a piece of matzah, the afikomen the broken half-matzah, which speaks of the Messianic Era, wrapped hidden asked talmidim to remember Jesus partaking Honours Jesus’ Sacrifice.

1a4f2230f2863b89d83d8db59e1f18a9“This is My body which is given for you, do this in remembrance of Me in Luke 22:19; 1 Corinthians 11:24. Jesus the Messiah Yeshua initiated the New Covenant  as Jeremiah prophesied in Jeremiah 31:31. Jesus by raising one of the traditional cups of wine, the Cup of Redemption, saying, “This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood in” Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25. Round matzah and 4 cups of Passover Yeshua shared during the Seder corresponds to the third cup of wine that is drunk at the traditional Seder meal.  The four cups of wine at a Seder are not a Biblical command but instituted by rabbinic law.  Interestingly enough, Yeshua kept the tradition. The third cup is called the Redemption Cup because it signifies the redemption from slavery in Egypt into freedom in Israel. It symbolizes the redemption of our souls from the bondage of sin spiritual death. “Messiah is Mediator of new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance. Now Jesus has died as a ransom to set all free from the sins committed under the first covenant in Hebrews 9:15. Jesus was crucified as “the Lamb of GOD who takes away the sins of the world,” in John 1:29.EucharistELCA.JPGJesus teaches them the greatest among us must serve as stewards and not demand to be served by others beneath them. True leadership is good example accelerated by process of principles of God’s Kingdom. So all are encouraged to look at the great example of Jesus to show compassion and kindness even while on the Cross. Jesus prayed, Father Forgive them for they know what they do so Christ accomplished forgiveness for us. We are reminded of His love for us to love others including enemies. We trust our future into Jesus Hands as we look to His Return. The Scriptures says always remember Jesus, “until He comes again” in 1 Corinthians 11:26. Now Jesus came on earth as Suffering Servant, however Jesus will come again as the Master Lord of lords. Jesus is Conquering King communion observance remind all that Jesus will come again. We look within as we plead the Blood of Jesus ourselves to ask God for forgiveness. We ask the Holy Spirit to show us any areas of our lives that may not be pleasing to God according to verse 28.. Once we acknowledge any areas not pleasing to God, we repent of all sins. Then take part in the communion to eat and drink without damnation. So, eating and drinking Honours the Body of Christ Jesus given as a ransom for us in verse 29. Holy Communion remembers Jesus as token partaking of Blood Covenant. Disciples celebrated this daily some changed to once a week.8423

Easter is therefore the time for personal reflection to take stock of our lives. This is the time to seek God intensely in repentance and restoration to reconnect with God. Communion is an ideal time to accept Jesus, commit to God or recommit to Jesus Christ as born again Christians. 1 Corinthians 5:7,8 says purge out the old leaven to be new lump since you truly are unleavened. Christ our Passover Lamb Sacrifice keeps feast not with leaven of malice wickedness but with unleavened bread of love. Blood of Jesus Sprinkling on conscience forms part of God’s Command. Jesus’ Sacrifice restores fellowship with Father to draw nearer to Him, repenting of sins. Accepting Jesus Sacrifice is to receive Free Gift Purchased in Advance by the Blood of the Lamb of God Yeshua who takes away the sins of all. Christ Calls us to eternal inheritance to receive the promise. God does delights in the Perfect Ultimate Sacrifice to transform into the right heart of God at the Centre of worship and Adoration. Jesus sets us free from the evil master of sin through His death and resurrection, has given us the power to be just, love mercy, walk humbly with God. God still sends angels in obedience to God  on behalf to protect us from eternal death in Jesus Name.

When the young bull was slain before the LORD; Aaron’s sons the priests offered up the blood and sprinkle the blood around on the altar at the doorway of the tent of meeting in Leviticus 1:5The High Priest sprinkled the blood around the altar. Dipped his finger in it and sprinkled it seven times before the Lord, in front of the veil in Leviticus 4:17. Likewise, the Blood of Jesus Our High Priest is Cohen HaGadol of New Covenant Who Sprinkled His Blood before God 7 times.

  • Yeshua sweated drops of blood when He prayed to the Father in the Garden of Gethsemane:  “And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground.”  (Luke 22:44)
  • He was struck in the face until it was “marred beyond recognition.”  (Isaiah 52:14)
  • His back was scourged with a whip.  (Isaiah 50:6; Matthew 27:26)
  • The soldiers put a crown of thorns on His head.  (John 19:2)
  • They plucked out His beard.  (Isaiah 50:6)
  • They pierced His hands and feet.  (Psalm 22:16; Luke 24:39; John 20:27)
  • They pierced His side with a spear and blood and water came out.  (Psalm 22:14; Isaiah 53:5; John 19:34)

Those who believe in Jesus turn from sin and follow Him. Our New Covenant in Christ redeems us from all other covenants of death, divinations and enchantments. There is Healing Power in the Lamb in 2 Chronicles 30:13-20; Psalm 105:37. As the children of Israel feasted on body of the slain and roasted Passover Lamb, there was a great manifestation of the healing power of the LORD.  So as the Psalmist tells us there was not one feeble person among them when He brought them out of Egypt. When King Hezekiah restored feast of Passover God healed the people. Jesus is the Lamb of for believers to spiritually metaphorically speaking feast upon Him  like seen in  Exodus 15:26; 3 John 2; Isaiah 53; Mark 16:15-20The Church of the Firstborn Jesus had a precursor experience reminiscent of Christ in Exodus 4:22-23; Hebrews 12:22-24. The nation of Israel is called the church in the wilderness  in Acts 7:38. GOD’s Beloved First Born Son Jesus Redeemed as the Lamb redeemed first-born of Jews. THE FIRST PASSOVER happened 2500 years ago, before Pharaoh released the Jewish People in the Book of Exodus. Passover is REMEMBRANCE of how the Jewish people literally had the angel of death pass over homes saved by the sign of the blood on door posts. They quickly ate passover lamb meal standing at time and hurriedly passed from Egypt so forever delivered from Pharaoh’s bondage.The Angel of death visited Egypt in the tenth plague.  Death passed over  Hebrew and Egyptian homes so passover marks significance of blood of the lamb in obedience to the God of Israel. In Exodus 12:3-6, the word Pesach (Passover) comes from Peh Sakh which means the mouth opens and speaks.  God’s deliverance from death in Egypt under Pharaoh was symbolic of the blood atonement of Jesus for redemption of sin in Leviticus 17:11. Jesus the Passsover LAMB BROUGHT closeness to God, to be in His very Presence, in the Holy of Holies. As Believers, we understand that Passover is the mystery of God in Divine Exchange for sin. Redemption of mankind is marked through Jesus blood sacrifice to atone for sin. God’s plan for redemption helps understand Sacrificial death of coming Messiah Jesus the Passover Lamb perfectly. Jesus’ death on Roman execution cross for forgiveness, mercy, grace, wisdom love of God. To comprehend sanctity of the sacred blood sacrifice of Jesus helps to withstand the fierce storms of life in Christ Jesus. Solid foundation of the Word of God helps to successfully navigate through life. Jesus Christ, GOD’s first born Lamb and first born of Mary, is first born from death, and of the dead so the first born of all new creation. The first Adam sinned and brought all unborn race under physical and spiritual death. Jesus is New Adam Who saves as God’s first born to bring new second heavenly birth of redemption and salvation. God set aside Israel as the first born of nations in the new first born church.Paul in Hebrews said, Jesus is the Head of the church and First born. The blood of Jesus speaks better things than Abel’s. Accepting Jesus Christ, GOD’s First born Lamb brings New Spiritual birth. The Passover Holy Communion celebrates Jesus as the Passover Lamb of God. In that Upper Room Jesus was amongst his friends. Holy Communion Bible verses in the Bible talks about Holy Communion. At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted Eucharist, the Communion service,He took bread and wine, blessed them, and said to disciples. In Luke 22: 19-20, John 6:53 and 6:58, 1 Corinthians 11:24, participate in communion in fellowship remembrance of Christ. So looks within and asks the Holy Spirit for healing in Jesus Name. so believers in 1 Corinthians 11:26 eat this bread and drink the cup, to proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. In John 6:53-56. Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day. My flesh is true food and my blood is true drink. Whoever feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me and I in him. The Living Father God sent me so I live because of God.

Whosoever feeds on Jesus’ Body symbol of bread and drinks wine representing Jesus’ Blood will live so have eternal life. In Luke 22:19-20, Jesus took bread, given thanks, broke it and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And likewise the cup after they had eaten saying, “This cup is poured out for you as the new covenant in my blood. 1 Corinthians 11:24-28, when he had given thanks He broke it, and said, “This is my body broken for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way he took the cup after supper saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.” For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. Eating bread and drinking the cup of the Lord in a worthy manner is important for body and blood of the Lord. People examine self, eat bread and drink of the cup. In  Matthew 26:26-28 As they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, he gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, “Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins.

John 6:53 says, Jesus said to them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you. In Acts 2:42, They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship to the breaking of bread and the prayers. John 6:51 says, I am the living bread that came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. And the bread that I will give for the life of the world is my flesh.” In Isaiah 53:5, Jesus wounded for our transgressions; crushed for our iniquities; upon him was chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. In John 6:33, the Bread of God is He who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” In John 8:12, Jesus spoke saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” In Luke 22:19, Jesus took bread, gave thanks, broke it, gave it to them, saying, “This is my body, given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” Seder Pesach Passover is celebrated to commemorate God’s Passover miracle.

“Are not all angels ministering spirits sent to serve those who will inherit salvation in Hebrews 1:14. Hebrews 1:14 tells us malakhim are “ministering spirits” sent to minister to the heirs of salvation.”The messages that angels send on behalf of God are two-fold.  Not only do they reveal His plans for their lives, they also serve to minister in times of dire distress. Angels are involved in God’s warfare sent for our protection. They war with the angels of darkness who try to prevent angels from performing their service to us. We ray directly to the Father God Who sends. Angels sent by God for protection and angelic intervention.  Angels do nothing on their own accord but listen for God’s Word so can dispatch angels based on this knowledge, using the Word of God to commission them. Greater spiritual service achieves great heights performed to God requires a person serves God not angels. “So do not forget to show love hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it in Hebrews 13:2. God’s angelic messengers are active in our midst, taking an interest in the affairs of men as they carry out God’s will. May each one of us be equally committed and active, as well, in carrying out His will. “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven in Matthew 6:10.

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MENTAL HEALTH & BUSINESS

Current rates of depression, anxiety and other mental disorders have been on the rise. Many organisations that provided social care are closed down by profit only mindset decisions. Some powerful mega-corporations stigmatize those with mental health issues in a bid demonize them to avoid duty of care or responsibility towards employees. Stress from chronic fatigue, zero-hour contracts, endemic pressures on pilots facing brutally competitive industry place under public spotlight for proper and responsible debate. Global society imposes perfectionist culture so employees with mental health issues are considered a risk to a company. In a profit driven target corporation, anyone slowing down the cogwheels of profit is seen as disrupting robust, quick, smooth flow so inefficient and time-wasting. Mega companies are mostly about profit therefore any staff not performing to standard is fired. As a result, most people do not feel safe or comfortable to reveal to employers mental health, disabilities or learning difficulties. In theory, documentation and paper work confirm a friendly, supportive and nurturing environment conducive to meet needs of such demands. Welfare teams are created to help discuss any pending issues that can affect work. However, most companies see business as separate from personal human needs of staff. So would tell them is private domestic matters that cannot be brought into the work place. As it is often, a business is not social welfare department. So, those aware conceal mental health, depression and medications taken because they are not seen as competent. Although required to seek medical help from doctors, who provide duty of care, treatment, advice to client to be off duty to rest and recover, some may be seen as lazy people, who must ‘pull themselves’ together. Pressure and attitude of corporations displaces people by mechanised work, so find themselves distressed from unemployment. Some are flexible so retrain as technocrats to keep up with constant, unending changes to the modern work place. cockpitFor a person with mental issues, this causes more stress, as they do not function fast enough as other people. Their congenital brain constitution is slower than normal rate of performance so need slower duties. However, they is hardly slow performing jobs available. Customers are on the move and wants things done yesterday. So any long queues formed by a particular staff member will soon receive complaints about delay and waste of their time for lack of excellent service. It is not wise or ideal to label a mental health staff to seek redress to warn customers in advance. For this will backfire with taunting, teasing and lack of understanding of mental health issues. So may be kept behind the scenes to work slower to the annoyance of others who call them names. This in effects causes distress and despair so goes on anxiety medications to deal with stress and depression. Is it possible sheer frustration, fear of discrimination and dismissal ”because he understood because of his health problems, his big dream of a job at Lufthansa, as captain and long-haul pilot was practically impossible”, she told Bild. So wanted was to do something that will change the whole system and everyone will know name and remember. As his medical documents suggest existing illness and appropriate medical treatment including torn up sick notes one covering the day of the crash. He ”hid his illness from his employer and his colleagues.” As he did not directly reveal to employers concerns, his employers are not blamed because they were compassionate enough to allow him time off to later pass. Reiner Kemmler, a psychologist who specialises in training pilots, noted people “know depression can compromise their airworthiness so they can hide it.” “If someone dissimulates, they do not want other people to notice, it’s very, very difficult,” Kemmler told Deutschlandfunk public radio. As stated, it is no excuse on short-haul tragedy to punish innocent victims by appalling decision. Yet it is still important to ensure strategies in place so not to humiliate people who may feel insecure so less important in any category of work. Untold happenings in workplaces are hard to swallow especially by those on the receiving end. So to set up a system told reveal and be punished for being honest and truthful is not helpful. Apparently acting deliberately caused shock and anger. The German President Joachim Gauck, a Protestant pastor, attended a memorial service in the town Friday. In Montabaur, the Mayor Edmund Schaaf urged reporters camped out in community to show restraint towards Lubitz’s parents, a banker and church organist who live on a leafy, normally quiet street.”Regardless of whether the accusations against the co-pilot are true, there is sympathise with his family so media asked to be considerate.” Their pain is worse by the obvious circumstances. The question is, does life have value only with regard to status, career, as certain people feel more human. So those unable to achieve or accomplish perceived standard not seen as worthy in society. Is there really acceptance genuine acceptance of those feeling less competent feels like a failure not to be eliminated by set procedures. If one is true to oneself, is there alternative ways of using skills, abilities and talents in a similar setting as a trainer, coach, consultant? By focussing on strengths and best interests of others to feel useful.  With constantly changing high maintenance, dynamic ongoing designs in business environments, it is necessary not to design a ‘one – size fits all’ approach as a form of training. People have varied learning styles, individual differences, so pressure must not be put to compare without understanding underlying problems. Most companies, quite frankly do not want to know. This causes more pain without support, attention and focus needed to help with compassion, to prevent such anger revenge decisions. Domino effect is compounded by drowsiness and side- effects from medication. In effect, mental illness is not properly recognised as illness worth helping. Companies see mentally ill looking normal, sounding sane so force them to work though not mentally sound. Most common test for wellness and fitness to work is, anyone who can walk, talk, eat, answer phone unaided is fit to work. Yet psychotic episodes of highs and lows are unpredictable and beyond control of the client. Pressure to gain profit at all cost, from all aspects of life, in all areas, irrespective of the doctor’s confirmed opinion, means companies over-rule informed decisions of doctors that can help people get better. It seems such companies prefer to kill people softly to grind them to a halt for profit.

Another issue is fear of socializing with mentally ill in case pressure of work triggers attack. Companies are not prepared to nanny adults in work environment. Furthermore, a few bankers control large chunks of global economy, so not prepared to invest in charities not for profit. Most of the respite centres in the community and specialist mental health units are all closed down in the name of ‘care in the community.’ Relatives who sacrifice time with compassion to care for mentally ill are often punished for not going out to work full-time. As if caring for a mentally ill person is not full-time work enough. Humanitarian policies that care about taking good care of mentally is mocked as ‘charity,’ socialist, communist so capitalist privatisation has no use for mentally ill in society. Many database list 37 million companies to show appalling Scrooge penny-pinching towards working classes who cannot afford private care. Most companies have glamorous notices displayed on how caring they are, but the reality threat is different. Often, mentally ill fend for themselves or neglect state of mental health. Social support plays positive role in helping people through self – help associations on-line interacting with similar minded people. To mediate between global mega-corporations, to take mental health seriously, to provide duty of care is dealing uncharted battlefield of David versus Goliath. Preferred treatment is medications which earns billions of dollars for pharmaceutical companies than promoting genuine health of such people. Consistent reviews show mentally ill deteriorate rather than recover to become fully functioning in society. Several factors constrain mega-deal activity healthcare, stiff competition to outdo each other. Pharmaceutical companies see risk from mental behaviour so avoid better integration of physical and mental healthcare treatment. Global Research, of March 04, 2014 shows Wal-Mart successfully and legally avoids paying for healthcare insurance and other benefits for most low ranking staff. Sometimes mega-corporations are occasionally successfully sued in court. Global mega-trends include rapid increasing global technological advances costing billions of dollars than pay humans to feed and provide for families. Some companies prefer machines, which do not eat, shop, buy products, pay bills as beneficiaries of their wealth and prosperity. In doing so deprive millions from earning incomes to live basic lifestyle necessities they never have to live. With golden spoons in their mouths they can can afford the best medical care luxury and privilege. Lack of understanding causes fear to label mentally ill to turn back on helping them. Take for example, it costs a couple of thousands of dollars to set up a proper transparent health care for staff who disclose mental illness. This will help save mega – companies and people affected in society from extremely rare cases of recent German wings. The overall cost of loss of planes, loss of earnings, compensations for victims, cost of recovery of planes and bodies is huge. DNA identification process, replacement of air planes adds up counting cost into 100 millions of dollars. Compared to important priceless lives lost that no amount of money, silver or gold can compensate. Preventive policy, trust, transparency, ensures staff are treated with due respect and dignity. Above all, members of corporations must understand how to deal with mental health in the workplace without bias. Educating on Global Mental Health must be appropriately dealt with in work places, banks and pharmaceutical companies on important value of precious, priceless lives above bank balance. Pharmaceutical companies and mental healthcare must liaise to meet mega-marketing challenge of well-being of people above profit. Company CEO must undertake compulsory undercover boss programme to discover stress in work environment often most are unaware of. There is misconception mechanised work is easy so staff watching equipment and gadget to function efficiently is not hard work. Current EU laws insist pilots fly inhumane hours to put more stress on pilots and lives at risk. Companies receiving insurance payments after accidents may not fully understand the emotional trauma that really affects families for life. Cost cutting measures amass scandalous profits so sears conscience to care less. Mentally ill staff, depressed person, passengers are great value to God the Maker. Natural process takes due course if intricately designed engines cannot be guaranteed or capable of detecting if pilot in cockpit triggers a dangerous manoeuvre before it is too late. Above all, “they don’t have expertise to recover a plane about to crash.” Superman does not intervene in real life situations to stop tragedy caused by human error, mechanical failure, suicide or terrorism. So conscious effort must be made to actively listen to help to reason ‘logically’ and realistically to support those who feel not heard by mega corporations who may put profit before people. Australian and International Pilots Association president Nathan Safe says, airlines are getting better about dealing with pilot mental health issues. Some can adapt as free lance pilots like John Trevolta to work when able to do so. Support networks, aviation contact can program alternative flexible routes if available to ensure staff redeployed. So feel encouraged to share innermost thoughts, feelings without fear of reprisals. Where there is a will is always a way for win win situation for all involved. Extreme mental illness like Gadarene demoniac is cured by Power of God Jesus demonstrated in supernatural miracle healing. Insane lunatic in Matthew 8.28-34 and Luke 26-39, delivered in Gadarene by Galilee in Israel.

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JESUS COMFORTS MOURNERS

Jesus said, “Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted. God the Comforter, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, friends, and family all mourn with bereaved in Matthew 5:4. During mourning, it sounds a bizarre statement to be blessed due to the fact that it is the most painful time. In agony, hurt by death and suffering affects mourners who do not feel blessed at all. One does not feel blessed watching loved ones endure traumatic pain or after onset of demise. Jesus understands hurts, loss, agony, pain, exceeding sorrow and grief so comforts those who grieve and mourn. Weeping may endure for a season but joy comes in the morning. Those who mourn and who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Jesus Personally went through mourning Himself while on earth. He endured torture, betrayal as a Man of Sorrows who wept many times During His most traumatic intense moments of pain, Jesus communed with the Father God in the Garden of Gethsemane. 

Jesus felt sad and disappointed to bear the ungrateful world’s upon His Shoulders. The real hour came so Jesus willingly showed true colours enduring adversity. Jesus went the extra mile to forgive and heal soldier’s ear cut off by Peter. Jesus petitioned God who sent an angel from heaven to comfort Jesus. Jesus sweats drops of blood falling down on ground. Jesus did not try to avoid going to the cross but overwhelmed by agonising pain.The mocking of the chief priests, captains, elders and the people He did good to throughout His Life and ministry was unbearable. Jesus wept because of manner in which Jesus was treated without dignity, honour or respect. Lack of focus, misconception of Jesus’ ministry did not reconnect to God so not appreciated or valued.  While Jesus wept in anguish, Peter, James, and John fell asleep so did not pray with Jesus as Jesus expected  them to do. Jesus was shocked they did not support Him for just an hour of His last intimate moments of life on earth before crucifixion. Jesus prayed intensely to God the Father in Gethsemane for strength. Sadness, loss, sorrow, unbearable pain is felt as Mary Magdalene in the Middle, with Jesus`Mother on left, plus disciples grieve during Jesus’ trials and crucifixion. This caused Jesus to weep tears and sweat blood in anguish for those gaining the world but losing their souls. So during His agony Jesus asked for God’s Help. Jesus is Perfect yet under immense intense pressure under the weight of sins of mankind. The most trusted inner – circle disciples let Jesus badly down. Jesus was traumatised without care of those supposed to loyal when Jesus needed them most. Jesus sweated drops of blood as God saw abandonment and lack of sensitivity of those who surrounded him most. Jesus wept for them for lack of spiritual vision, lack of Godly knowledge. This causes them to misdirect hatred towards Jesus. Jesus counted on God through Holy Spirit to comfort and sees Him through grief and mourning. Jesus comforts others because He went through hurts, sorrow, pain, rejection, abandonment, hatred, grief so understands mourning. 

Jesus’ Crucifixion seen in the movie, “Passion of Christ” depicts stressful, mournful events of storms of life. Yet these mourners seem to set a great example to mourn with hope. Judas Iscariot betrayed Him, The religious leaders, captains and elders plus Roman Soldiers failed to understand great accomplishment of salvation redemption desperately needed themselves. Jesus did not satisfy material desires so infuriated those seeking deliverance from Roman imposters. It is essential to depend on God. It is normal to sob, cry as a man because God, Jesus, Joseph, king David cried. In Luke 22:7-38, Jesus ate Passover Meal with disciples in upper room. Jesus went to garden of Gethsemane to pray as He waited for His hour to come. Jesus Calls Upon God for Strength as mortal frame is felt crushed by pain and sorrow to sweat blood. Betrayed by Judas, Jesus was taken to many trials before chief priests, Pontius Pilate, Herod in Luke 22:54-23:25.

Jesus was in agony but passionate to obey God unto death. When the crowd shouted, Crucify Jesus, Christ truly revealed His passion for people suffering in sin, Willingly went through with the cross on our behalf. In critical moment of grief and sorrow God sent angel to reassure and to comfort Jesus. Jesus understood God’s grief and sorrow yet committed to redeem mankind as prophesied. Peter, James, John fell asleep in utmost time of need of adversity yet Jesus prayed. Hence Passion Week means believers are passionate in our worship of Jesus. To proclaim Gospel to Honour God. In Romans 8:38-39, Bible says, “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Jesus was smitten and afflicted yet not valued, esteemed, appreciated. Jesus was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. The punishment, chastisement of our peace was upon Jesus and by His Stripes we are healed in Jesus Name in Isaiah 53:4-5. Jesus was scourged at the hands of the Roman soldiers. Then forced to carry the Cross through the streets of Jerusalem known as Dolorosa way of sorrows. Jesus was then crucified at Golgotha on day before Sabbath. Jesus the Sacrificial Lamb of God laid down His life for all of mankind. Navigating through devastation of loss, mourning cannot be fully comprehended instantly. Jesus bore our griefs, carried our sorrows, suffered for us. Believers willingly suffer for sharing Gospel Message of resurrection.

Jesus suffered unfathomable shame, disgrace and prolonged agonizing tortures to prove and provide His love for all. Be encouraged in Christ to maximise strength in God to repair damaged feelings of discomfort experienced. Deal seriously with painful justification emotion to discharge grief by expressing them verbally. This helps to get devastation constraint out of your system to avoid depression. As pressure mounts, so survive no matter what, for Jesus conquered death as God’s Gift of eternal life. Mourning is one of the greatest times of challenges of faith of true believers.

Jesus_CrossChrist triumphed over death to give eternal life to feel confident and safe with assurance of reunion of loved ones in heaven. Think of what loved ones feel about pain, more of who God is and what God wants. God has not given spirit of fear but love and a sound mind. Reliving painful memory experiences fill us with fear. No matter how hard we try to ease the pain of loss of loved ones it seems it gets worse. Value precious memories, laugh in the midst of tears. This helps recovery and healing process. This does not mean loved ones have no influence on thoughts, feelings or behaviours. It is impossible to lean on own counsel and wisdom in confronting death head on alone so accepts help. The soldiers compelled a passer-by Simon of Cyrene, a black man coming from the country, father of Alexander and Rufus to help carry Jesus cross. 

Direct core questions towards God but do not accuse or blame God for not being with you to allow tragedy. Keep a journal if appropriate and continue to read Bible for personal grounding in Christ. Remember loved ones will not want to see your life ruined by their passing. God Still Loves you even if one said wrong things in rage or anger. God forgives, so says, as far as the East is far from the West so God removes sin from you so does not remember sin any more neither should you. It is impossible to comprehend the grief, sorrow, pain, torment felt by God, Mary the mother and relatives.

God sent Jesus to pay for all sins at Calvary on Golgotha in Israel. Some may feel physically weak, present and absent at the same time, feel scared, want comfort during difficult times. Feel lost, confused, angry, guilty for not having closure, lost of loved one, friend, companion, confidant, overwhelming personal fear, chaotic personal life, emotional state of upheaval in the mind. Jesus went through pain, grief, torment so mankind is saved truly and loved forever.

Jesus gave His back to those who struck Him, His cheeks to those who plucked out His beard. Yet did not hide face from shame and spitting in Isaiah 50:6. The reality of overwhelming loss feels like end of one’s world. Accompanied by feeling isolated, alone, in shock, struggling inside, deeply traumatized, lost joy, lack of sleep, not eat properly, endure upheaval due to loss and changes of lifestyle circumstances. To recover from traumatic experience requires God’s Divine Encounter to lift up from lowest dark moments. Though in agony, pain on Cross, Christ is Lord so reaches out to save robber on cross.

God’s Decisive Position as Sovereign Lord does not change. Despite adversity Jesus sets good example to sustain life of mother plus survivors left behind despite troubles. God’s Unique Sufficient Way, Reflects Mercy, Compassion Reconnecting deeper so remain faithful during lamentation. The Holy Spirit as Comforter provides auto-pilot strength to nourish soul to cope. Self-pity misery causes low immune system trauma with lack of proper self-care due to grief, pain so hold onto God. Remember loved ones rejoicing in heaven not suffering on earth.

So is dealt with by countless people counteracted by the Grace of God. Feeling vulnerable, helpless, hopeless in pain yet God takes over so Christ Jesus bears up. Mourning reminds mankind of internal emotional and mental battle powers beyond human control. Such strips life in untamed territory in the valley of the shadow of death. Mourning is a very dark place with down cast feelings. But God lifts up to Glorify His Holy Mighty Name. Strength Comes from God to Provide Peace in the heart of pain known by those who experience loss of loved ones. When tears become food, love felt in this life does not need to be cut off in mourning.

Trust in God helps overcome the sad depths of feelings of sorrow, despair, low mood to remain dignified. Understanding meaning of resurrection of Jesus gives confidence in ups and downs as follower of God. Jesus endured inhospitable liquid sorrow moments in life. Jesus suffered for us so believers willingly suffer in proclaiming the message of His death and resurrection. Change negative perspective to learn to trust God again. This is important as living sermons watched for testimony. God’s defence sustains life in spite of adversity, so continue to make Christ first love as Mary the Mother of Jesus comforts Jesus in Sorrow.

Jesus is the Only One Anchor of Hope Who Gives eternal life to reconnect to God to see loved ones again. Within disappointment is the foundational truth life is nothing without Christ. Despite adversity pray, God even if you slay me yet will I trust and praise you more in Job 13:15, Maintain Godly way before God, even if life is tragically destroyed by affliction, still hope in God. The best one can do is to be increasingly aware to let go to allow God’s Guidance. God recreates ultimate purpose motivation desire to will to live by the example of Jesus in agony on the cross Who rose to the occasion to Obey God in suffering.

God enriches faith drowned by grief and sorrow.  God the life-giving source rescues from reality of conflicting thoughts and actions. Seek support and help and be true to yourself. Loved ones feel guilt and helplessness so be grounded in faith in God to lean on Christ. Jesus was buried and remained in the tomb until Sunday. Wholeness comes from investing in taking time to draw closer to God even in the midst of adversity. Do cry but to listen with full attention in contemplating heaven the final port of call, incarnation. God shines light in dark moments of emotional battlefield turmoil. Through tears, prayer, silence, worship, music, reflection photos, pictures, honour memory of loved ones.
Do not lose faith for you are never alone. As a believer God has direct connection daily no matter how much human love is enjoyed in abundance. When life becomes difficult or bereaved, sorrow can cause pain to blame God inadvertently to drift and wander away from God’s Presence. THIS IS THE TIME GOD’S PROTECTION IS NEEDED MOST. Physical affection, intimacy, interaction, hugs, touch of another is cut off by loss or bereavement but God is with you. Look beyond to Rest in God’s Deep and incomprehensible Love to give meaning to life. During the best or worst of times, the Bible encourages believers to celebrate God even in the darkest moments of life. 

God is in the mountain top good times when life is at its best. God is also in valley when things suddenly unexpectedly change. such times place intense increasing demands on time, energy levels, lifestyle and realities of dealing with traumatic circumstances. High levels of self -criticism and lack of self confidence frightens to cause fear and uncertainty of the future. So disrupts God’s design of intimacy when human interaction is needed most. The personal challenge is let God be Strong Tower Fortress of Hope in chaos of life’s brutal events. As crowd of condolence sympathisers dissipate, Christ’s Love fills void in reality.

Do not feel lost without affirmation of emotional love but connect with one another in love. The truth is Only God is capable of satisfying innermost desires. Nobody, including loved ones is able to fill void in heart in Way God Can so Holy Spirit Comforts in Christ Jesus. Godly Hope does not disappoint because the Love of God is poured out in our hearts by Holy Spirit in Romans 5:5. The Purest Sacrificial Love is Given by Christ for Greater Love has no man than Christ Who laid down His Life as a Ransom for many to save from sin in John 15:13. Appreciate Love of God in Christ with Gratitude. 3 days after Sabbath, Jesus gloriously resurrected. Our mother helped us through our father’s death to draw closer to God, right in the deepest darkest moments of our lives. Mother directed us to God through the Blood of Jesus for a deeper encounter of God’s Comfort. Ironically, our Trust in God Increased to a Whole New Level. We experienced a New Deeper Dimension of God’s Goodness, Compassion and Love never known or experienced before mourning. Although we miss loved ones asleep in the Lord, still “Blessed be the God of Comfort and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender love who reigns forever. The valley of shadow of death has Jesus Lily of the valley present each moment. Confidence in God empowers to recognise frustrations, constraints to desire long- term comfort and peace though feeling out of depth outside comfort zone.

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His Reading is Your Reading

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Upon entering the new Andrew Unumi recently set himself the challenge of reading up to 300 books by the end of this year. So far he has succeeded in hitting a base target of 20. The average reader reads 10-15 Books a year. When we read upon other cultures and ideas our own knowledge expands and this creates and experience of the future or rather ‘ideas’ we want to go towards, in our minds. This was the premise of starting this blog.

Andrew has touched on various self help and personal development topics ranging all the way from, networking to thinking skills. One of his most recent readings has been the Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli. The book touches on almost 62 cognitive biases and regular thinking patterns we fall prey to in everyday life.

One of the more interesting biases in the book is the ‘Confirmation Bias’ this touches on the idea that once we confirm value in a idea or rather confirmation of it we ‘jump’ at the chance and cast out all possible negativity this is something that as human beings we have to rid ourselves of in order to move forward.

One of the safest ways to guarantee success is to rid of ourselves of a guarantee and instead focus on the ideal, within ourselves, that are going to carry our goals and ambitions into the future. Originally when Rolf wrote the book he started investing after seeing much successes in his businesses and upon observing other investors fail heavily and give into greed he decided that him and famed investor Nassim Taleb were going to create a set of cognitive biases that we has humans oft fall prey to. I don’t want to give away too much of the book as this may spoil the whole experience.
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JESUS’ BLOOD BLESSING

Since the birth of Jesus there were many enemies who hated Him including elders and leaders who connived to get rid of Jesus. This is due to resentment, bitterness, hatred and anger caused by king Herod who slaughtered innocent children from o to 3 years in Bethlehem, Nazareth and city of Ramah. In Matthew 2:16, the 3 wise kings warned by God in a dream left, without betraying Jesus’ family already fled to Egypt for 3 years. Furious, Herod sent and killed all the male children. Bereaved grief stricken families who lamented their beloved children never forgot their loss. So some misdirected their tremendous pain, rage and anger by association towards Jesus so sought revenge. After 33 years of previous attempts and attacks on Jesus in Matthew 3:26, the chief priests and elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest to plot together to arrest Jesus by cunning device to kill him. Jesus was misrepresented by the devil who caused Herod to kill innocent children. Such families never accepted Jesus so wanted to eliminate Him. Jesus went about doing good and healing all oppressed by the devil. So they exacted revenge by inciting hatred against Jesus in Matthew 27:24, Mark 15:6-15, Luke 23:18-24, John 18:40-19:15. During the passover feast, it was custom to release one prisoner to them for whomever they requested was released. There was one named Barabbas, chained with fellow rebels who committed murder in  rebellion. The multitude crying aloud began to ask him to do as he always did for them. But Pilate said, “Do you want me to release to you the King of the Jews?” For he knew the chief priests handed Him over because of envy. And chief priests stirred up the crowd so he should rather release Barabbas to them. Pilate answered and said, What do you want me to do with Him you call King of Jews? They cried out again, “Crucify Him!” Pilate accomplished nothing so fearing riots may start gratified the crowd so released Barabbas. Pilate said, “What evil has He done?” But they cried out more, “Crucify Him!” As crowd shouted, ordered Jesus scourged, delivered to be crucified. Pilate took water, washed his hands in front of crowd saying, I am innocent of this Man’s blood see to that yourselves. All the people said,”His blood shall be on us and on our children!”

In Luke 23:34, Jesus said, Father forgive them for they know what they were doing!!! The Good News is JESUS FORGAVE DIVERSE MULTITUDES IN CROWD AND CONTINUES TO FORGIVE HUMANITY FOREVER. The CROWD of diverse multitudes include: God-fearing Jews, people from all nations under heaven staying in Jerusalem. Multitude converts, proselytes from paganism to Judaism and Christians who followed Jesus’ teachings. Devout Jews and proselytes in Jerusalem to worship God during Passover festival. In Acts 2:1-13, the crowd includes: Jews, pilgrim converts from Roman Empire, Parthia, Media, Elam Iran, Crete, Arabs, Euphrates River to Egyptian border, territories controlled by King David and Solomon. In Luke 2:5-11, the crowd includes: Mesopotamia Iraq, Judea, provinces in Asia Minor Turkey, Pontus, Phrygia, Cappadocia, Pamphylia, North Africa, Libya, Cyrene, Ethiopia. So the crowd represents all mankind Christ knew were manipulated by envy, jealousy. Jesus forgives all who accept and receive Jesus Christ as Saviour. Pilate feared crowd so rushed decision imposed by Chief Priests who paid Thomas to betray Jesus. Pilate released Barabbas after Jesus was scourged and handed to be crucified. JESUS FORGAVE CROWD, CHILDREN AND ALL mankind represented that day.Although Jesus’ forgives full responsibility for Jesus’ death is assumed upon Jews. Self – fulfilling prophecy brought worse punishment visited upon Jews. The Romans crucified them so there was no crosses or place for them in Luke 21:20-24. As many as 500 a day were flogged, scourged and crucified. Implication of consequence is momentary following of crowd incited by elders and Chief priests, affects Jews for generations, who go through untold sufferings in many lands. No hate attack is justified to enforce God’s punishment on Jesus’ behalf. God said in the Bible in Jeremiah 31:29 and Ezekiel 18:1-4, 25-32, the fathers will not eat sour grapes and children’s teeth be set on edge any more. Jesus forgave crowd, future descendants, children who did not make adult decisions imposed on them, so bear no part as Jesus forgives all. Though kings of the earth take a stand and rulers take counsel together against God and His Anointed in Psalm 2:2. Christ fulfilled Bible prophecies of crucifixion. Barabbas possibly shocked, repented knowing Jesus was INNOCENT took his place. Crucified Jesus saved robber on Cross. The secular world screams crucify Jesus to try to prevent believers from continuing ministry of Jesus. The media and chief priests are still trying to convince ‘Pilate’ to give up Jesus in place of Barabbas to be crucified. Such nations represent crowd who chose Barabbas instead of Jesus. All sinned against God killing Jesus, not only Jewish elders or Chief priests blamed. Mankind though guilty through sin of Adam and Eve is forgiven by Christ.  ????????In Matthew 26:51, Mark 14:47 and John 18:10, Jesus rebuked and forgave Peter who drew a sword and smote Malchus a servant soldier of the high priest. Peter cut off his right ear healed by Jesus who made Peter the head of the church. Christ paid a hefty price tag that cost His Life Sacrificed for sin to redeem all in Jesus Name. On the cross Jesus prayed to forgive all mankind in the crowd. In Mark 15:22 they brought Jesus to place called Golgotha which means Place of the Skull. The devil thought he could to eradicate Jesus’ Ministry was shocked Jesus arose again. God could afford whatever alternative price to set mankind free, but chose the most SIGNIFICANT BLOOD SACRIFICE of HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON JESUS. Jesus, a Jew saves all souls of people who accept Him. Those who repent and accept Jesus will be marked on the forehead to be saved from the tribulation foretold in Matthew 24:15-22, Revelation 6:19-21, Daniel 11:40-45, Jeremiah 30:3-9, Ezekiel 20:33-38, Zechariah 13:9; 14:1-5. So direct attack exclusively in Jewish anti-Semitism hatred lacks understanding of Bible Scriptures. God Enforces Supper of God against some kings, queens, nobles, captains, the rich, the  fearful who do not accept the redemption of  Jesus Christ as their saviour. A picture taken in Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland, May 27, 1944, on selection Platform shows precious families with children in holocaust.

The blood of Jesus eternally protects soul salvation for redemption.  Jesus does not need anyone to take vengeance on his behalf to attack Jews.Those who lose a child despite having many children will tell you each child is unique. So will not give any away to die no matter what. Parents suffer prolonged acute grief over loss of the child triggered by presence of children. They never forget the child and later reunite in eternity on passing into heaven. God’s heart was full of sorrow and grief when Jesus was crucified. God’s Grief was unbearable as loving parents understand. Jesus said, let children come to Jesus for theirs is the Kingdom of God. As a result, understand Jesus washes sins by HIS BLOOD. So stop untoward suffering for all children in all generations in Jesus Name. The BLOOD OF JESUS is a sacred blessing cover upon a person. A memorial to children of Lidice village in Czech Republic, 20 km north west Prague marks Nazi’s complete eradication during World War II on 10th June 1942. All adult men shot, women shipped to Ravensbrück concentration camp children gassed. 340 people were killed 192 men, 60 women and 88 children.

jewish children holocaustThe sad lesson is innocent children pay hefty price of decisions of adults. The world treats children badly including innocent infants dying from preventable diseases. Jesus loves all the children so does not want them hurt, abused, molested or killed by anyone. The BLOOD OF JESUS is a sacred blessing covering for believers. So REPENT AND ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOUR for the BLOOD OF JESUS CANCELS all curses, because Jesus was made a curse for all. GOD was so sad about man’s condition so GOD SENT ULTIMATE SOLUTION JESUS CHRIST to break curse of Jesus Blood invoked by rebellious crowd incited by Chief priests due to envy to save all. Jesus, a Jew sent by God saves all mankind by Blood Blessing. Jesus Arose MORE POWERFUL as CONQUEROR OVER death. CHRIST IS the ONLY SAVIOUR ALIVE with an empty grave in JERUSALEM, ISRAEL. CHRIST IS ALIVE FOREVER MORE IN HEAVEN and coming back as God’s ONLY CHOSEN APPROVED WAY. Jesus LOVES All children of the world so forgives families as this Kindertransport monument at Liverpool Street Station London pays tribute to Britons who rescued 10,000 Jewish children from Nazi persecution. Many Jewish parents sent children to safety of Britain but some never saw parents again. The children over 80 years old still meet regularly to remember holocaust.

jewish children rescued in britainJesus bore our griefs and carried our sorrows but not esteemed. Stricken, smitten, afflicted, was wounded for our transgressions and bruised for our iniquities. The chastisement for our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed as the Bible tells us in Isaiah 53:4-5. God watched Jesus in agony but KNEW IT WAS ONLY WAY MESSAGE OF SALVATION WILL SINK IN LOUD AND CLEAR to stubborn rebellious sinful creation.Believe in Jesus Son of God and tell secular world to PROMOTE JESUS CHRIST. Greater man has no man than lay His life as ransom for many to be saved. Jesus is PERFECTLY SINLESS yet died to SAVE sinners. 17 So they clothed him in a purple cloak, and twisting together a crown of thorns, they put it on him. 18 And they began to salute him, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 19 They were striking his head with a reed, spitting on him and kneeling down in homage to him. 20 When they mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak and put his own clothes on him. They led him out to crucify him. Christ overcame devil by BLOOD OF LAMB’S TESTIMONY SO FREELY ENJOY JESUS’ BLOOD BLESSING COVENANT.“Jesus loves children so forgives families and allows all children from various backgrounds in God’s Presence. 

So join to Celebrate CHRIST  to KEEP CHRIST THE SAVIOUR AT CENTRE OF at Easter events not just eat Easter eggs. Christian believers do not ‘throw baby out with bath water at Easter’ though originally not about Christ. To abandon Easter to refuse to teach children about Christ means room is given to devil to try to control it. The devil saw God meant serious business. Giving ULTIMATE SACRIFICE MATCHLESS PRICELESS PRECIOUS SON JESUS’ LIFE BLOOD paid mankind’s redemption. Before soldiers led Jesus from palace governor’s headquarters Jesus could call upon whole heavenly battalion to defend Him. Jesus chose to allow crucifixion to give His Life as a ransom for many. Brothers and sisters, we have confidence to enter Most Holy Place by blood of Jesus. A new living way opened through the curtain, His body.  JESUS FORGIVES so REQUESTS all to FORGIVE as God’s condition to enter heaven to enjoy ETERNAL LIFE. So we have a great priest over the house of God to let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings in Hebrews 10:19–22. The Hebrew word korbanot comes from the root word k-r-v (קרב), which means to be close, karov. Christ Sacrifice accepted by God restores closeness and intimacy between God and His people. Iniquity and sins separates from God to prevent establishing or maintaining a close relationship with God. God’s Face is hidden from sin so He does not hear in Isaiah 59:2. Through the atonement of the Blood of Jesus, God forgives so cancels death replaced by God’s Gift of eternal life in Christ.  REPENT AND ACCEPT JESUS CHRIST AS SAVIOUR for the BLOOD OF JESUS CANCELS all curses because Jesus was made a curse for all. Jesus, a Jew sent by God saves all mankind. The Holy Communion remembers Jesus daily as token partaken of Blood Covenant. Christian believers serve God daily at home, and in community globally to proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord. Believers serve Jesus according to Joshua 24:15 as greatest living history to commemorate crucifixion and resurrection of Christ Jesus. 
In grief, sorrow, pain and torment Jesus went through to save forever. The Blood of Messiah by Holy Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, to clean conscience from dead works to serve the living God according to Hebrews 9:14. So no more guilt or condemnation as the Word of God says those in Christ Jesus the Messiah are free.“There is therefore no condemnation to those in Yeshua the Messiah who walk in the Spirit in Romans 8:1. Christ resurrected so triumphed over death to declare sin finished forever. As the passover blood of the lamb was applied to door posts of Hebrew in Egypt, so Blood of Yeshua is applied to believer’s hearts by faith, to wash clean from guilty conscience and shame over past sins. So let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from evil conscience and our bodies washed with the living word and living water as stated in Hebrews 10:22. The pure waters refer to mikvah, the ritual water immersion, which is symbolic of new spiritual birth.

To sacrifice God’s Only Son as Abraham almost did takes Faith in God so rewarded by sheep replaced Isaac. Itself is precursor to redemption of Christ the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. GOD saw Jesus deeply grieved pain but gave ONLY FAVOURITE BELOVED SON to die for humanity. God CHOSE TO MANIFEST Jesus as GOD in human form. Some see God as Invincible Condescending Autocrat waiting to punish slightest mistake but God came down to interact through Christ at human level. God could send Archangel Gabriel or Michael to die on the cross for us. Some angels failed God so unreliable and did not fulfil task to God’s satisfaction. In fact, they abandoned heaven, settled on earth, intermarried with humans so refused to return to heaven. Others rebelled and joined ranks with God’s arch-enemy the devil in heaven so thrown down to earth. God showed Great Love Sending Jesus His Only Son. Easter commemorates risen saviour Jesus Christ. God could send money, possessed as He Owns all the Silver and Gold in limitless supply. GOD Sent Christ so touched God’s Heart Most. GOD IS RICH so COULD GIVE WITHOUT EXPERIENCING MATERIAL LOSS YET GOD EXPERIENCED PERSONAL LOSS BY SACRIFICING HIS SON JESUS. They had no idea this will turn out to be God’s GREATEST TRUTH and GREATEST RESURRECTION MIRACLE. Envious enemies do you a favour so GOD TURNS IT AROUND TO GLORIFY HIMSELF IN your humble life in Jesus Name. No matter how big giants like Goliath in life, God DEFEATS AND SLAYS all enemies including the devil. The choice to REDEEM household is to enter open veil through JESUS’ ULTIMATE BLOOD SACRIFICE in Jesus Name. The torn veil represents Yeshua who died on the Roman execution cross for sin which separates from God. We must continue to use this time of year to regain ground the devil attempts to destroy. God does not mind the time of day or year Jesus is celebrated so to God it does not matter. God wants the whole world together to celebrate JESUS CHRIST as MAIN reason for Easter Season. It is a blessing to celebrate Christ as groups in church, family, alone with God, Holy Spirit and angels. Knowing Christ is the Central Gospel Message proclaims God’s Sovereignty. Believers celebrate work of Holy Spirit to Glorify God in Christ during Easter. The international community recognises Christ so gives holidays to mark and remember Christ’s resurrection. Easter is God-sent open door for Church families together to invite unbelievers to join in celebrations. Believers globally unite in reunion to Glorify God, acknowledge Christ the Saviour, King of kings Priceless Blood Gift.

E – Everlasting Life through Christ -John 3:16

A – Assurance of God’s Love – John 14:19

S – Salvation to who believes – Romans 10:9

T – Truth Chosen Only Way by God- John 14:6

E – Exalted King, all knees bow – Philippians 2:10

R – Resurrection and Restoration- John 25:26 

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THE PRODIGAL SON

Jesus told the story of the parable of GOD’S LOVE FOR ALL people in the Prodigal Son found in Luke chapter 15, verses 11-32. The main character is God the forgiving father, whose character remains constant throughout the story. The son had everything he needed in life to make his life very comfortable. He had a golden spoon mansion luxury roof over his head living in super abundance beyond average Joe. He has servants who catered to every need. He had butlers who ensured he was provided with distinguished service of the highest standard so lacked nothing. He had the best of everything that money could buy to ensure he indulged pristine lifestyle. He had the best gourmet chefs who prepared 5 star meals of several courses accompanied by the best desserts during each meal. He lived in the best first post code gaitered neighbourhood. Over all, the prodigal had seem to have all that others dream of. Yet in spite of all the outward trimmings of pleasure he seemed to be in pursuit of happiness of another sort. Having seen others having the liberty to enjoy good times, he felt his father subdued him. After all, he had reached the age of adulthood that was age appropriate to take on the world by himself. In his own mind, he figured that with his wealth behind him there was nothing out of limit to him. He can buy the best of anything he fancied and get the opportunity to meet the most beautiful girls in town. So he can finally enjoy himself in the best places and socialize. Above all, he does not have listen to his father’s lectures on life daily or be expected to keep a curfew. He would feel free without his father nagging him to be careful of life in general. The father had other plans and purposes for his life. To learn the family business to one day manage and preserve it for posterity. It took years for the father to set up business to grow over the years. Under the watchful eye of his father he was trained to run the company. However, he had other plans contrary to his father’s higher plans.His best friends were all out there having left home and free to indulge themselves without restraint. He told his father to give him his portion of inheritance so he can go out into the world to enjoy himself. He explained his plans to his father who was so surprised.r to divide his share of wealth. His father was shocked and heartbroken because he knew exactly his son was immature and vulnerable. He led a protected sheltered life so never ventured out on his own before. He could hardly take care of himself, let alone cook or manage his resources and assets. His father gave him time to think his decisions carefully through to come back to him after a few days of deeper reflection. After some time, he told his father he had made up his mind. Although, with sadness at the risk of the naive son’s decision the father obliged. The father, said all he could in vain but the pressure of attraction of fellow young adults his age seemed more relevant than future preservation of family wealth and assets. His bests friends kept in touch secretly, advising him of all he was missing out there. He was physically present at home but emotionally absent. He had heard of all the adventures out there and the fun. He was convinced it was the right decision, so made his choice and said his goodbyes. His father asked him to keep in touch and reassured him he was welcome home any time he changed his mind. So off he went to meet his friends waiting for him and soon gained many more friends. He joined them and carried on with their lifestyle. They seem to freely indulge themselves without their parents controlling their lives any more. They can buy what they want, eat as they feel like and do exactly as they please. This carried on for many months as he spent his inheritance recklessly. His friends seemed to love him as long as he had money and sponsored them. It was not long before the expensive city took its took on him. He lost his money, home and so-called friends who abandoned him in his time of need. So the rich man’s beloved son ended up doing odd jobs in a pig’s sty. The very place his upbringing did not destine to be. He was starving so ate the pig’s food.

The later, he came to his senses so remembered his father’s love and abundant provisions. He recalled the numerous left over meals thrown away in his father’s household. He made up his mind to go back to his beloved father who cared about him. His father never gave up on him so always prayed for his safety and well-being. It has been many months since he left and life was never the same without him. His mother cried everyday for him as she felt the impact his had on the family as a whole. His place at the dinning table was vacant and his bedroom left intact full of precious memories of growing up. Having given up hope of ever hearing from him or seeing him again an impossible miracle happened. There in the far away distance he emerged, dishevelled in tattered filthy clothes and unkempt not washing for days. His father run towards him to meet him and welcome him. His father hugged and embraced him lovingly and was delighted to see him alive. He had almost lost hope of his son restoring his life but found him again. The son asked his father to forgive him and treat him as a servant for raiding and wasting the family loom. Instead the father welcomed him, put the best clothes on him, a signet ring on his finger and shoes on his feet . In addition the father, the organised a big party to eat and celebrate. For he was thought of dead due to his silence and is now alive again. While everyone rejoiced and welcomed the prodigal son home, his older was angry and furious for the good treatment given the vagabond son by his loving father. He heard the music and dancing so found out it was in honour of his lost and found brother. The elder son refused to partake in the party and condemned his brother for squandering his inheritance with prostitutes. He confronted his father for letting his son in and throwing him a party after wasting his share of the inheritance. Worst of all he was really disappointed his father never acknowledged him to honour him as a loyal faithful son by throwing him a party. This is often the tragedy of many people lost in the world today urged on to leave home to take on the world in their immaturity. There is the assumption with plenty of money everything all things will automatically work together for good. Some young people pushed too hard too soon to leave home for greener pastures often end up without the ability to cope on their own. So there is a concept that once together in the company of good friends to support each other all will be well. So the family is disintegrated by the very system that should train young adults to value, respect and honour family. The family is to train them until the cortex is fully formed and they are matured enough to become capable of living on their own. The policy makers ensure their young ones have adequate provisions and resources to enable them to enjoy life from generation to generation. Some hire chaperones, security, body guards to ensure the safety and well-being of their own family members. Yet churn out without congruence to harm other’s young adults than do them good. Like the self-righteous elder brother they think  only they exclusively deserve the father’s silver and gold, diamonds wealth and assets more than others. Therefore by their arrogance and impudence device divisive policies that deprive other people’s young adults. So relentlessly harass and intimidate young adults forcing them to seek help from wrong places. Yet refuse to acknowledge snares set up to make life difficult for such young adults. Father God Almighty, Jehovah Nissi is no respecter of person’s so does not approve them who persecute others but greedily indulge themselves. They may seem to get away with their wickedness in high places. Jesus conquered principalities and powers and made a show of them so God is watching and taking notice on behalf of deprived people. God is ever welcoming with open arms all those deprived and will comfort them like Lazarus in heaven and the rich man in hell.

11 And he said, A certain man had two sons: 12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that belongs to me. And he divided unto them his living.13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger! 18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.25 Now his elder son was in the field: and as he came and drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dancing. 26 And he called one of the servants, and asked what these things meant.27 And he said unto him, Thy brother is come; and thy father killed the fatted calf, because he received him safe and sound.28 And he was angry, and would not go in: therefore came his father out, and entreated him.29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve thee, neither transgressed I at any time thy commandment: and yet thou never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:30 But as soon as this thy son was come, which devoured thy living with harlots, thou hast killed for him the fatted calf. 31 And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine.32 It was meet we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.

HAPPINESS DAILY

Today marks international happiness day, although ideally happiness is best deemed to be enjoyed daily by all people. One of the greatest desires of all mankind is to be always happy. Happiness is often accompanied by smiling to help relieve stress, boost your mood, and release endorphins. Happiness is inside the heart but accompanied by emotional feelings of smile. For a peaceful, contentment, with calm, inner good feeling express with smiles, joy, laughter and dancing. Whatever happiness translates into in personal context happiness is shared. Many wonderful books, poems, songs, lyrics have been written about happiness. Many philosophers and experts tell us what constitutes real happiness. Happy people have appreciation for life with gratitude so live longer. Happy people see the cup half – full generally so have a more positive outlook on life. Most keep journals to jot down things grateful for both big and small. Individual happiness is enriched by family happiness and friends. Happiness is used in life evaluation to determine, “How happy are you with your life as a whole?”and “How happy are you now?”Happiness sees the beauty in everything including fragrance in roses not just thorns. Happiness is not exclusive right of the privileged few. Personal happiness is relative to each particular person but noticed because it is physically apparent through body language and eye contact. To some it is playing one’s favourite musical instrument, singing aloud or listening to favourite music played by others. True happiness means fellow human beings are equally happy as oneself. This means one ensures others are equally happy as much as happiness means to you. Happiness means many different things to many people. Whatever happiness is, it may not seem necessarily mean the same happiness to another. Real happiness happens in small bite size dozes according to times, seasons and needs. Do something new each day to stop boredom, line dancing, gym, a meal out in restaurant or take a new route to work in the morning.  Whatever seems happiness to one may not necessarily mean happiness to another. True happiness in terms of living the good life means to flourish. So various concepts of happiness are applicable from various components. The over – all related concept of happiness agreed upon by all people is irrespective of class, status, background, education is quality of life and health must thrive with contentment. Happiness varies from material comforts, assets, ability to safely freely move about without threats or danger. True happiness translates to help others to feel happy as much as one feels happy too. Global happiness is defined as collaborative well- being so volunteers bring happiness to others to feel happy.  In the city or jungle happiness means getting basic necessities to meet daily needs of food and sustenance. So daily survival without lion or tiger eating family members is happiness. Happiness is to make the day safely in transit on air planes, cars, trains, buses, walking home safely to put the feet up with a nice warm cup of tea or blowing bubbles. Extreme happiness is when one seems to meet basic needs of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs so wants excessive thrill seeking daily. The normal simple happiness of talking to friends face to face, on the phone, visits, enjoying good conversation. this ensures mutual support for each other in time of need to offload and get advise from trusted confidants.   Happiness is subjective but objective so ensures one’s happiness does not cause grief and sorrow to fellow human beings. Hence consideration is required to careful take note of the measures taken to enjoy happiness. One’s happiness is inclusive of other’s happiness, so policies on world happiness well-being measures involve primary life evaluations of all people on earth. Self – happiness challenges one to identify with different people particularly those controlled by you or under your control looking up to you. One cannot deprive others of happiness, create unethical circumstances for others to remain in pain and suffering then claim one is happy. This is not real ultimate source of true happiness. So become bored hence some want some illusive happiness to have ultimate happiness experience. Outrageous desires or longing to indulge in super – happiness is self – destructive. Some happiness seekers focus on hedonistic tradition of pleasant experience non- stop. Others constantly seek to retain happiness by avoiding unpleasant experiences. So want the tradition of living life to the full in a deeply satisfying way.happiness photosDoing simple things like going for a walk or strolling is happiness to get fresh air to clear your mind. People are primarily responsible for own happiness. Happiness is choice to make one – self happy. Others see happiness so feel attracted to know source of happiness. True genuine happiness is neutral, inbuilt within. People constantly make choices to decrease happiness as they stress for more important aims. So cannot project or blame others for lack of happiness. The government should not decrease citizen’s happiness with austerity measures but help attain maximal happiness in the interest of children. Emotional feelings of expressed happiness depend on external factors such as environment, friends, family, work, health, spouse, music, rest, fulfilled dreams and visions. True happiness comes from knowing and loving God reassured of eternal life in Christ Jesus. No matter how happy one feels on earth life will pass into greater immortal happiness. So the choice to be happy depends on responses to attitudes and experiences appropriate in verbal contexts. Some people and countries seem to have highest levels of happiness. This expression of happiness is a priority imbibed from childhood so trained to be happy at all cost. No matter what goes on around in one’s life including: tragedies, losses, wars, grief, bereavement, pain, one deliberately purposefully decides to live a happy life.

happiness photosThis means one will not give up certain things like a smile, laughter, kindness, compassion, helping others, hope, basic comforts of food, shelter, belonging in family, entertainment, lifestyle fulfilment choices. So ensures from generation to generation structures and acquired means are put in place to ensure paramount happiness. The same effort must be put in place to guarantee happiness of all globally. The most important thing to realise is what constitutes true happiness or sense of accomplishment for well-being of all. Happiness is not to force others to conform to extend one’s reign domain to control others. Neither is to impose and enforce traditions out of context onto others. Therefore ethical happiness is endorsed by freedom to be true to oneself. To live and let live without harassing or embarrassing others to make one feel good and happier by putting others down. So perfect happiness only exists in the presence of God where there is joy forever more with no more crying sorrow or pain. Real true genuine happiness does not have to always cost lives and money but a priceless smile of a child, loved one, help bring joy to others fulfils happiness. Join others to play board games for  friendly good company, eat healthy well made nutrition and exercise. Rest, have me time to recharge batteries, Design own menu with favourite ingredients. Read lots of great books to learn wisdom including the Bible. Underline or write out special verses that relate to you, reflect and meditate on texts. Encourage people but be honest and firm. Take opportunity to spring clean and refresh your life, your spirit and declutter home. Have spatial knowledge to be in tune with times and seasons ongoing life around you. Have to do manageable list to guide and remind you of daily chores and tasks. Get involved in good local activities to make an impact. Look after yourself consistently, daily take rests in-between to promote good health. Life is beautiful in spite of all thrown at you Jesus lives so can face tomorrow happily.

BIBLE VERSES ON HAPPINESS

Happy people sing Praises to God – James 5:13

Happy is the person corrected by God – Job 5:17-27

Happy are people whose God’s is the Lord – Psalm 144:15

In God’s Presence there is Happiness forever more – Psalm 16:11

Happy is the one who gets wisdom and understanding – Proverbs 3 :18

Happy are God’s people, officials, who stand in God’s Wisdom- 2 Chronicles 9:7

A newly married man stays home to make his wife happy – Deuteronomy 24:5

God gives happiness to those who please Him –  Ecclesiastics 2:1-2

God gives times of Happiness, joy, gladness, honour – Esther 8:16

Be happy and do good as long as you live – Ecclesiastics  3:12

Faithful servants share God’s Happiness – Matthew 25: 23

The joy of the Lord is your strength – Nehemiah 1:8

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