Matthew 17:24-27;22:15, Mark 12; Luke 20, Jesus said, Give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, to God what belongs to God. The Biblical accounts of Gospels in Capernaum said tax collectors of two drachma temple tax asked Peter if Jesus pays tax, he said He does. If Jesus paid taxes then what did Jesus teach His disciples? Matthew records two taxes Jesus paid in Matthew 17:24-27; 22:15-22 temple tax and tax to government in Rome. People asked Jesus: “Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar?” It was a ploy to set a trap for Jesus. But He saw through their attempt to manipulate Him and falsely accuse Him of asking people not to pay. So obliged to pay the tax, Jesus paid His taxes with the coin from the mouth of a fish Peter caught. Tax collector cornered Peter and asked if Jesus paid the temple tax. Later in Matthew 17:2427 Jesus said to Peter at home, “Simon, does the kings collect taxes from their own children or from other people? Peter answered the others. And Jesus replied we don’t want to cause trouble go cast a net in the lake and the first fish you catch open mouth, and you will find a coin. Use coin to pay your taxes and mine.” Take it and give them for my tax and yours.”Jesus told the Pharisees and Herodians to give to Caesar things belong to Caesar in Mark 12. The issue is controversial as people disagree on how the government spends money. Some people feel angry because their needs are not met though they pay tax. The Bible example of Jesus to pay taxes again in Gospel of Matthew Mark and Luke are other account of the Pharisees trying to trap Jesus to find the reason to accuse him. In Matthew 22:15-22 Pharisees went out and laid plans to trap Jesus to use His words against Him.Pharisees disciples with Herodians said “Teacher,” they said, “we know you are sincere so teach the way of God in truth. You are not influenced by men. Tell us, what is your opinion? Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?” Jesus, knowing their evil intention said, “You hypocrites why are you trying to trap me? Show a coin for paying tax.” They brought him a denarius and He asked them, “Whose head inscription?” They said, “Caesar’s. Then He said to them, “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God belongs to God.” When they heard this, they were amazed so they left him and went away.If Jesus refused to pay or He condemned Caesar they will accuse Jesus of inciting rebellion. People had no choice but to pay as Jesus also did. And Zachaeus a tax collector climbed a tree to see Jesus passing by. Impressed Jesus dined in his home during meal he decided to restore money he extorted by collecting taxes in Mark 2:13-17. In Psalm 24:1, The earth is the LORD’S and everything in it but life requires money to function, pay staff, provide services, resources, processing, printing costs, transporting goods. And maintaining the structures and repairs restoration, regeneration, grounds and gardens etc. Too numerous to list costs of services provided by the nations. Amazon, Google, Wealthy Offshore accounts do not pay tax proportionately fairly like others.Jesus and His disciples voluntarily gave to the Temple tax and state to set a good example. Taxes paid directly to local tax collectors who decided what people pay. Tax collectors paid by charging people more to earn money. Levi, the apostle was the customs official in Capernaum taxed imports and exports as he liked. The Jews hated him because he worked for Rome and betrayed his countrymen. Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector for the Jericho district notorious for taxes changed meeting Jesus of Nazareth.People are saying the tax exemption for Churches are unfair making mega rich pastors super wealthy multimillionaires Church members struggle to pay bills, food, mortgage, health insurance, fees or basic necessities of life. Private jets, mansions get bigger, fleet of cars longer but members poor. Its a major source of tension rich multi billionaires are state sponsored in extravagant lifestyles. Schools reduce hours, hospitals cut staff budget reduced. The churches use tithe, offerings, donations, for salaries wages, cost of projects, feed orphans, help poor under the radar, homeless, HIV, disaster flood victims, TV ministry, preaching, teaching Gospel Message of Jesus Christ, Evangelism etc. among wonderful work of God. Admission fee puts people off so first time Benny Hinn was at NEC entry was free. Thousands turned up with no room for overflow solved crowd control next visit with ticket admission. Only a few people turned up venue was almost empty. God said nobody must enter HIS Presence empty handed so Jesus talked about the widow’s mite even poor give. In Exodus 23:15 God said, no one shall appear before ME empty-handed. Also in Exodus 34:20 God said no one must appear before ME empty-handed. Again in Deuteronomy 16:16 God said do not appear before the LORD empty-handed.Gap between the rich and poor widens causing hunger and the stress, pressure, unemployment, lack, in deprived areas. No resources for disadvantaged so most public servants cannot get on the home ownership ladder. Many depend on the food banks despite their hard work and education. Zero hour job wastes time of trained staff without job or income. And the popular highly influential Christian leaders spew wrong ideas as ‘Christian Ideas.’ Don’t be misled…Study the bible yourself to know the truth of the Word of Christ. Read Bible as JesusFollowers and Christian’s. Some think Churches must follow Jesus’ example to provide fairly for the least in society too. So gap between rich and poor widens as many continue to suffer daily, starve and die in the most advance developed wealthy countries. Unfortunately a Class divide disproportionately allocate lion share to themselves as the world watches them flaunt it in their faces daily. 1 Timothy 6:10 says the LOVE of money is the root of all evil. Craving more money is cause of all evil in doing so wander from true faith so pierce themselves with sorrow.A Christian family is fined taxes saying it is against God’s will to pay taxes. The Christian family refused to pay income tax because its “against God’s will” but are ordered to pay more than A$2m tax (£1.1m $1.4m) to Australia’s tax office. It is Christian debate Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot and Fanny Alida Beerepoot of Tasmania do not pay income tax since 2011 as their religious right. Their farm was seized and sold by a local council in 2017 for not paying seven years of tax rates. Ms Beerepoot told the court: “We don’t own anything because it is God’s.” The siblings represented themselves in Supreme Court of Tasmania Wednesday, after did not pay $930,000 in income tax or other charges in 2017 ABC News said.Rembertus Cornelis Beerepoot (left) and Fanny Alida Beerepoot (far right) seen here outside the court in Tasmania. Mr Beerepoot argued the law of God is the “supreme law of this land” and making people pay tax weakens dependency on God, leading to “curses… in the form of droughts and infertility.” “Transferring allegiance from God to Commonwealth means rebelling against God breaking first commandment,” he said, according to the public broadcaster. In judgement, Associate Justice Stephen Holt said he believed Beerepoots’ beliefs is genuinely held but there is no specific reference in Bible to support their argument. “In my view, Bible effectively said civil matters and law of God operate in two different spheres.” So the siblings ordered to pay sums of – Ms Beerepoot A$1.17m and Mr Beereport A$1.16m to cover income tax, administrative penalties and all interest charges” and costs in court documents. What do you think about various views?
Briggs recollected in her landmark 1971 book “Never in Anger,” about how calm and collected everyone was jarcontrast that created against her own unruly emotions. Even when some truly rage-worthy things happened like a teapot falling and smashing against floor the Inuit never betrayed a hint of anger. An “Emotional control is highly valued among Eskimos,” she wrote in the book. Indeed, maintenance of emotions under trying circumstances is essential sign of maturity, of adulthood.” Why so calm, she wondered? And more importantly, how can the rest of us get there? For the answer, Briggs looked to how children responded in difficult circumstances appeared to be something they learned from their parents. An simple parenting technique of Inuit is “Never scold child.” It became clear to Briggs when a young boy threw rock at her, related in a CBC interview, she didn’t berate him angrily, rather told him calmly it hurt. Instead of rage she told him real consequences of his actions caused her pain. Decades later, the writer Michaeleen Doucleff followed in Briggs’ footsteps in visiting Iqaluit, Canada, “in search of parenting wisdom. Said that teaching children to control their emotions is very important she writes in NPR. Doucleff found that a common strand among Inuit parents is: Across the board all mothers mentioned One Golden Rule: Don’t shout or yell at small children.”Among Inuit Arctic community Doucleff found the people practiced the theory that screaming at a child only teaches the child to scream. It is a vicious circle, the University of Pittsburgh researcher Ming-Te Wang noted in a 2013 study. “It is tough call for parents because it goes both ways: the problem behaviours of children create the desire to give harsh verbal discipline. That harsh discipline may push adolescents toward the same problem behaviours.” The Inuit society seems to have learned lessons long ago, and managed to break the cycle. And so “Traditional Inuit parenting incredibly is nurturing, gentle, tender,” as Doucleff writes. “If you took all parenting styles around the world and ranked them by their gentleness, Inuit approach would likely rank near the top.” What kind of children does that society produce? The kind who live harmoniously in world’s harshest climates often with threadbare resources. Survival hinges on making the most efficient use of natural world yet group still manages to be at peace with itself and with others. Maybe that’s because it’s also the kind of society that teaches kindness above all else. Jesus said do not let the sun radiate or set on your anger. Let it go for peace of mind.
Inuit simple way of teaching children to control anger
Colossians 1:21 says you who were once alienated enemy of God in your mind by wicked works HE reconciled through the Body of Jesus Christ. God reconciled HIS enemy in Body of His flesh through death to present you Holy, Blameless and Above Reproach in HIS Sight. And so continue in the FAITH, grounded and steadfast in the hope of the GOSPEL you heard preached to every creature under heaven which I Paul became minister. It sounds in denial, Paul who persecuted Christians zealously until the Lord Jesus INTERVENED on his way to Damascus to write these words. Believers thought he faked Christianity to go undercover as mole to get more insider information to persecute them. It seems so bizarre to see Paul among his perceived enemies to convince them he was truly saved by Jesus just like them. In Acts 9:26-31 then Saul, arrived in Jerusalem and tried to join the disciples to meet with believers but they were all afraid of him. They did not believe he truly repented as a born again Christian. Paul’s evil reputation and wicked works was publicly known, documented even during the stoning of Stephen. So it was a shock to Christians at first to, accept, trust or embrace him. They were all afraid of him and so did not believe he was really a disciple. But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey saw the Lord Jesus and the Lord spoke to him and in Damascus he preached fearlessly in Name of Jesus. 28 Saul stayed with them, moved about freely in Jerusalem, speaking boldly in the Name of the Lord. 29 He talked and debated with the Hellenistic Jews, but they tried to kill him. 30 When believers learned of this, they took him down to Caesarea and sent him to Tarsus. 31 The Church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of PEACE and was strengthened. Living in Fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit increased in numbers. A hunter became hunted but rescued by believers who saved his life because God’s Hands was upon him for good works of the LORD. This verse highlights important point made in the text people’s sins separate them from God. In their own eyes saw themselves as “enemies of God in their own mind.” So they knew their actions were contrary to the love for others God’s LOVE required for even enemies. Since they didn’t express such love but practiced hatred, revenge of anyone joining Christ they also “saw themselves as God’s enemies. Romans says they persecute people in the Name of God convinced they are doing service for God. John 16:1-3 says they kill some people thinking they are doing God a favour. Nations went to battle without the Favour of God in Romans 8:37 when they desire but DO NOT HAVE so kill to take by force or coerce people to remain part of them. Families and communities feel abandoned or rejected when a loyal member gives their life to Jesus forever. They feel betrayed, harass, intimidate a person, cut off inheritance, blackmail or sabotage. They poison, beat up, torture such a person for their FREEWILL to be a Follower of God through Jesus Christ. After several attempts failed to trying to kill Sadhu Sunda Singh his father also became a convert to Christianity. Yet Sunda was once a staunch hater of Christians who taunted them during crusades and with his friends threw stuff at believers and burned Bible with kerosene. Separation anxiety and fear of others following too causes evil treacherous treatment of the believer. Jesus and the angels faithfully protected Sunda on numerous occasion of attacks. He was bound, beaten, stuck with slugs go suck his blood but God did save his life. He was thrown alive in the well locked with keys around waist of his enemy but God sent angels to unlock well, lower rope and rescue him among the decayed rotten victims in that well. He slept with a cobra unawares that kept him warm until daybreak only to run leaving his sari. He went back to recover it and the snake slithered away. One night Sadhu sat outside, a leopard came close to him so he took his hands, patted him and let him rest his head on his lap. What a miracle-working God we serve in Jesus Name. These testimonies proved God’s Divine protection cover but earned him as a worse enemies and thrown out of communities. The fear of losing followers drove many to mistreat him. He forgave all the people who beat him for having a bath as leaders did not do so. Mixing with them during harvest wheat from another faith. Miracles after miracle followed Sunda who loved Jesus after challenging him to prove himself if real and to give him peace in his heart or kill himself under train. Jesus heard his desperate prayer so rescued him. He was so impressed against all odds of his class, status and wealth declared his love for Jesus. His frenemies turned on him for joining believers they used to attack together. So he had to leave his hometown poisoned by his father for accepting Jesus as LORD and Saviour. He was saved after vomiting poisoned blood of snake poison and lived to the Glory of God to the Testimony of Jesus by the BLOOD of the lamb to defeat the enemy satan. The BLOOD of Jesus as the living Word of God cleanses evil from the body. Jesus said, if they drink poison or take up snakes it shall not hurt them in Jesus Name. God’s Goodness again and again proved in Sunda’s life all the way to Nepal, Tibet, India, Switzerland among others. Soldier supervised Jesus’ crucifixion of Jesus who pierced his side with the sword recognised POWER of God in Christ’s Resurrection. Longinus the Centurion Roman soldier, served in Judea under command of the Governor, Pontius Pilate. Our Saviour Jesus Christ was crucified by detachment of soldiers under command of Longinus, watched at Golgotha at the foot of Holy Cross. Longinus and soldiers as eyewitnesses of the final moments of the earthly life of the Lord saw great awesome miracles that appeared during His death. These events shook the centurion’s soul and so Longinus believed in Christ to confess before everyone, “Truly this is the Son of God” in Matthews 27:54. He carried out the execution with Roman guards. They led the Lord through streets of Jerusalem to Calvary’s hill, nailed him to Cross, and thrust the sword into side of the Saviour as crucifixion guard and maintained order. They executed or freed prisoner, torment physically, obey orders, didn’t have emotional stake in proceedings. Whoever was crucified any day as Son of God or wicked person meant nothing to them. As the hardcore soldiers had no sympathy, cold to Jesus, mocked Jesus, beat him 44 times minus 1 kicked him, spat on him, put thorns of crowns on His head. John 19:2-3 said the soldiers twisted crown of thorns put on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe. Then said, “Hail, King of the Jews!” They struck Him with their hands. Luke 23:36 says the soldiers mocked Jesus, and offered Him vinegar to drink. This commander of the crucifixion guard is centurion in charge of hundred troops, delegated to make sure the crucifixion orders was carried out properly without any problems and reports to superiors. Jesus met earlier with a centurion, who desired to heal one of his servants in Matthew 8:5-10. Four legionaries there watched Son of God in John 19:23-24 so the soldiers after they crucified Jesus, took His garments and made four parts, to each soldier a part, and His tunic that was without seam, woven from the top in one piece. Crucifixion guards divide among themselves meager possessions of those condemned. As the Son of God hung naked for all to see and mock at, they cast lots for His seamless coat to keep as a souvenir. They said therefore among themselves, “Let us not tear it, but cast lots for whose it will be as the Scripture is fulfilled, “They divided My garments among themselves And My clothing they cast lots for as the soldiers did. A centurion, touched by Jesus’ love for His mother’s care and prayer to God to “forgive them for they know not what they were doing,” accepted forgiveness. He never heard such prayer from cross by those crucified. In addition the signs that took place during the crucifixion in Matthew 27:51-54 “The veil of Temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earthquaked and rocks split. 52 and graves opened and many bodies of the saints fallen asleep raised 53 came alive out of the graves after His resurrection, and went into Holy City appeared to so many. 54 The centurion and those with him guarding Jesus saw earthquake and things that had happened, they feared greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God. He believed in Jesus’ innocence in Luke 23:47 the centurion GLORIFIED God, saying, “This was truly a righteous Man! Like a centurion earlier, Cornelius in Acts chapter 10, Longinus believed in the ONE TRUE GOD so GLORIFIED God. So Longinus became a devoted follower of Jesus transformed enemy after seeing Son of God hang on Cross impact enemy to change. Titus 1:15-16 says, To the pure all things are pure, but to those defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure their mind and conscience is defiled 16 thinking they know God but in works deny HIM so abominable, disobedient, disqualify all good works. Jesus gave HIS FREELY life without complaint and could call on Heavenly army to defend Him but did not. Without pleading for Mercy yet Roman soldiers cast lots for His sacred possessions point of contact to powerfully transform them to accept Jesus as Lord and Saviour. Acts 2:36-38 says let all house of Israel know God has made this Jesus you crucified Lord and Christ. 37 When they heard this were cut to the heart so said to Peter and the rest of apostles Men and brethren what shall we do to be saved? 38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” All who see themselves as enemy of God the GOSPEL’S GOOD NEW is repent and accept Jesus as LORD as Master because He does not hate you. Colossians 1:21-22 says, “you who once were alienated and enemies in your mind by wicked works, now He has reconciled you 22 in Body of His flesh through His death and His Resurrection to present you holy, and blameless above reproach in His Sight.” In his Sight you are seen as God sees you created whole to fulfil His plans and purpose for your life destiny. Don’t listen to the voices in your head telling you that you are enemy of God, useless, worthless of no value to come to a Holy LOVING God. Once you accept Jesus all your sins are forgiven, cleansed by the BLOOD of Jesus to please God. The centurion began as a Roman officer overseeing a crucifixion, but ended the day acknowledging that Jesus was the Son of God. 2. 1 Corinthians 1:18, 23-24 “The message of the Cross is foolishness to those perishing, but to all being saved it is POWER of God unto salvation. We preach Christ CRUCIFIED to all. To Jews it’s a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness 24 but to all those CALLED, both Jews, Greeks and all in Christ it is the POWER and WISDOM of God. And Longinus and other soldiers abandoned army to join Jesus Christ as followers it shocked his officers who felt betrayed so sent soldiers after him to kill him. He was advised to escape but knew it will cost the lives of those soldiers so instead surrendered asmartyr for Jesus Christ. Those who were once enemies of God turned their lives around to reconcile to God through Jesus redemption. So they came to their senses to realise GOD DID NOT SEE THEM AS HIS ENEMIES rather they saw themselves as enemies of God so cut themselves off from HIS Grace, Mercy and Compassion. Many think if they hate God then it means God Hates them back as humans do is not true. The Centurion sent to look for Jesus saw him alive with the disciples but will not be able to convince his superiors. So he defected from the human army into the army of the LIVING GOD. And this man hunter now hunted wo/men for God’s Kingdom. God is not like man whose emotions are up and down so punishes people for hating him. 2 Chronicles 7:14 If MY people who are called by MY NAME, shall humble themselves, and pray, and Seek MY Face and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. The wicked works people think makes them an enemy of God is promised to be FORGIVEN by God. So there is no excuse for holding on to wicked works thinking God has already condemned so there is no hope for your salvation anymore. The devil is a liar making you think you are too sinful for God to FORGIVE you. Also God PROVIDES food and rain and Sunshine to sustain those who hate HIM hoping and longing for them to repent and to turn from their wicked ways to love God as God LOVES them. God is patient, slow go anger so wants people to repent for their own good to be saved in Jesus Name. Everyone will give account of their lives as individuals to God even if the whole nation or community rebels against God. On the judgement day of WRATH of God there will be no cheer leaders ganging up to defend you before God if you put your trust or confidence in them. You stand accused alone but the BLOOD OF JESUS shed for you Sets you FREE by your FREEWILL choice to accept Jesus to escape hell. God says HE will destroy the whole nations after they destroy others. Pack mentality will not save you from God’s WRATH except the BLOOD of Jesus a LIVING SACRIFICE from GOD who paid ULTIMATE price to set you free. Paul, Sadhu, Longinus and other soldiers among others repented of seeing themselves as God’s enemies to be friends of God. Pray for yourself and friends and family to be delivered from stronghold bondage of ideas enslaving you to rebel against. God sees you as worthy of HIS LOVE so sent Jesus to die for you. Do not wallow in misery trying to fill void ONLY GOD IN CHRIST CAN FILL to give you PEACE beyond human understanding. Father God gives all HIS CHILDREN all thing asked for according to HIS will Jesus Name. So it’s necessary to intercede for God’s ‘enemy’ to help all understand God does not hate them for the TRUE WILL of God for all people to be saved. Once forgiven God esteems all above reproach for God does not keep a record of FORGIVEN sin. The Bible says as the East is from the West so has God removed sins and does not remember them no more. Forgive yourself and all others who wrong you in Jesus Name as Jesus Christ has already FORGIVEN all on Cross of Calvary.
2 Timothy 3:5 says people have a form of Godliness but deny GOD’S POWER so deny miracles from God. Some forget GOD’S GREATER POWER but accept the devil’s power. And reject GOD’S POWER so many Churches teach their believers not to trust in the Supernatural Miracle POWER of God. They say all miracles ceased with Apostles in time of Jesus so deny GOD’S POWER as a sin against God Jesus and Holy Spirit. Mistrust of GOD’S Supernatural POWER means the LIVING Word of God reduced to merely printed letter, data, facts or figures for logical reasoning conclusion. Such knowledge looks out for errors, mistakes to justify why GOD’S POWER and WORDS today is irrelevant to modern generation. Supernaturally Biblically sound living history is dismissed as exclusively only for few people in the past not important to follow today. But Bible is unlike other histories because the ALMIGHTY GOD is directly involved in affairs of mankind on earth through HIS Son Jesus Christ. God commands us in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to connect with HIM for our own good. A lot of challenges or difficulties in life stem from mistrust of GOD’S POWER to intervene in ordinary lives. Some think God is too big to notice them so God cannot possibly care about the personal needs so search for help from other places. Such attitudes cut themselves off from Mercy and Grace of God to suffer. Each brand of Christianity claims their God is the real one so forbids members from seeking the Supernatural miracle available through deeper anointing. Bible says according to your faith be it unto you in Matthew 9:27-31. So Jesus touched two blind men’s eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you. Jesus said to them I say to you If you have faith and do not doubt you will not only do this thing to the fig tree but say to a mountain be removed and cast into the sea and it will be done. Physically blind people discerned God’s MIGHTY POWER at work and followed Jesus crying and saying, Son of David, have Mercy on us. When He came into the house two blind men came to Jesus so He asked them do you believe, I Am able to do this? They said to Jesus, Yes Lord. 29 He touched He their eyes saying according to your faith its done for you. 30 And their eyes were opened and Jesus told them let no man know this. 31 But they departed and spread abroad His Fame in all the country. People have an appearance of God yet deny HIS POWER because spiritually blind. They need to understand its an offence against GOD’S Supernatural POWER to give due Credit of WORKS of the Holy Spirit to the devil. Christians profess to love and serve God but doubt HIS Miracle POWER today at work in modern times. So destroy faith, trust, Confidence in God to detriment of the doubters. Jesus says you will receive depending on your faith in God’s ability to help and deliver you. Deceptions in a Church is due to a fear of false prophets, apostles of swindling the people to turn against belief in Supernatural miracles. This damages a Church but BELIEVE IN GOD’S PROPHET to RECEIVE PROPHET’S REWARD in Bible in 2 Chronicles 20:20. Believe in the LORD your GOD and be established BELIEVE in HIS prophets so you will prosper. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a PROPHET will RECEIVE the prophet’s reward. The duty Christians is to BELIEVE in CHRIST and profess faith in God as Matthew 10:41 said. Those wo receive prophet in the Name of prophet receives prophet’s reward. And all who receive a righteous man in the name of Jesus receives rewards from God. True prophets of God must not be mixed with false ones to reject prophecy to restore your lives in the Name of Jesus Christ. Test spirits to see if they are from God for by their fruits you will know them. Beloved don’t believe every spirit, but test spirits to see if from God for many false prophets have gone into the world. In Numbers 11:11-29 Moses agreed with God’s Spirit is in all people to prophesy as Eldad and Medad did. So God’s Spirit in Moses imparted to the seventy elders. The LORD told Moses, “Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, of God and lay your hand on him to stir and activate his faith in Nehemiah 9:20. God sent the Holy Spirit as a comforter and helper in Scripture to make it easy so Spirit of God joined the spirit of man. Each office is relevant and important so Churches cannot reject God’s duty roles.
By this you will know if the Spirit of God for every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God says 1 John 4:1-6. Almighty God says test the Spirit to know if truly from God or an angel of light. To test God’s Spirit is to check if word is in line with Word of God by their fruits. Do not write off and dismiss all prophets as fake just because of rumours and gossips. You do not stop using genuine currency money because the counterfeit is in circulation. Rather you check it thoroughly to ensure it is authentic. People are misled to suffer in pain through the deception of rejecting truth that will be useful to help deliver them. God’s Spirit manifests peace, love, joy even in challenging situations. God confirms by two or three witnesses HIS messages to testify of the Goodness of God on any issue you are dealing with. Don’t let fear or doubt deprive you from God’s LOVE, Grace, deliverance, Mercy.
Jesus is a LIVING SACRIFICE because His death and Resurrection is not like idol human sacrifice of victims forced to be killed or decapitated as offering to gods. Jesus Christ atoned for sins of the world in Hebrews 9:13-10:18 because blood of bulls, goats, ashes of heifer sprinkled on unclean people sanctify to purify flesh temporarily so is repeated annually. Not good enough to wipe out mankind’s sin eternally in God’s Kingdom as required. This foundation of Christianity is God’s WAY of ULTIMATE SACRIFICE to stop animal sacrifice although God sacrificed animal in Genesis 3:21. Abraham’s only son Isaac during test of faith had animal replace the human sacrifice in Genesis 22:12. God in past used animal sacrifice to symbolize God’s mercy to sins. And so pagan’s human sacrifice abomination to the LORD God in Deuteronomy 12:30-32. Jesus came to fulfil the law in Matthew 5:18 and in Romans 5:6-11, atonement by Jesus’ Human and Divine nature is in line with Word of God. So Christianity’s sacrificial death of Jesus is Biblically sound because Jesus Resurrected unlike human sacrifices. Ten commandments says don’t kill or use human sacrifice, in Leviticus 18:21 says, “Do not give your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the NAME of your God. I AM the LORD. In Leviticus 20:2-5 The LORD told Moses, 2 “Say to the Israelites or alien living in Israel, who gives any of his children to Molech, must be put to death. People of the community are to stone him or set MY Face against that man and cut him from his people; for by giving his children to Molech, he has defiled MY Sanctuary and profaned MY HOLY NAME. If people in community close eyes so man giving his children to Molech and fail to put him to death I will set MY Face against that man and family to cut him off and all who follow him to prostitute themselves to Molech.2 Kings 23:10 says, He desecrated Topheth in Ben Hinnom valley to sacrifice his own son or daughter in fire to Molech.Supernatural faith in God better than in Jeremiah 32:35, They built high places for Baal in Ben Hinnom valley to sacrifice their sons and daughters to Molech I DID NOT command or enter MY MIND they should do such detestable things to make Judah sin. In 2 Kings 16:3, Unlike David his father, he did not do what was right in the Eyes of the LORD God. 3 He walked in the ways of the kings of Israel, sacrificed his son in fire, following detestable ways of the nations the LORD drove out before Israelites.2 Kings 17:31 says men from Babylon made Succoth Benoth, men from Cuthah made Nergal, and men from Hamath made Ashima; 31 Avvites made Nibhaz and Tartak, Sepharvites burned their children in the fire as sacrifices to Adrammelech and Anammelech, the gods of Sepharvaim. In 2 Kings 21.6: In both courts of temple of the LORD, built altars to all starry hosts. 6 He sacrificed his son in fire, practiced sorcery and divination, consulted mediums, spiritists. However Supernatural faith in Almighty God is far better than doing evil in Eyes of LORD to provoke HIS anger. And Jeremiah 7:31 said they built high places of Topheth in Valley of Ben Hinnom to burn their sons, daughters in fire God did NOT command, or did it enter MY MIND.Deuteronomy 12:31 says don’t worship the LORD your God that way because in worshipping their gods, they do all kinds of detestable things the LORD hates. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire as sacrifices to their gods. Deuteronomy 18:10 says, Do not give your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the NAME of your God. I AM the LORD.2 Kings 23:10, says He desecrated Topheth, in the Valley of Ben Hinnom, so no one could use it to sacrifice his son or daughter in the fire to Molech. In Ezekiel 20:31 When you offer gifts of sacrifices of your sons in fire you defile yourselves with all your idols to this day. So, AM I to let you inquire of me O house of Israel? As surely as I LIVE declares SOVEREIGN LORD I will NOT let you inquire of ME.Archaeological evidences support these CHILDREN, INFANT, sacrifice data. And in Psalm 106:34: They did not destroy the people as the LORD commanded them 35 but mingled with nations and adopted their customs. 36 They worshipped their idols, which became a snare to them. 37 They sacrificed their sons and daughters to demons. 38 They shed innocent blood of their sons and daughters sacrificed to idols of Canaan so the land is desecrated by their blood. So sacrifice is condemned as ‘innocent blood’ shed by murder. And Ezekiel 23:37 says they commit adultery and blood is on their hands. They commit adultery with their idols to sacrifice their children they bore to ME as food for their idols. Sacrifice of children is ‘blood on their hands.’ Jeremiah 19:4 says For they have forsaken ME and made this a place of foreign gods; they burned sacrifices in it to gods neither they or their fathers or the kings of Judah ever knew, they filled this place with the blood of the innocent. 5 They have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as offerings to Baal I did NOT command or mention, or did it enter MY MIND.They burnt their sons in fire filling the place with the blood of innocent murdered. CHILD SACRIFICE MURDER as Exodus 23:7 says don’t put innocent people to death. The children are killed but the issue is Israel is commanded to enforce judicial death penalty for such murder. If a capital-offence guilty executed in Deuteronomy 19 : 11 if a man hates his neighbour and lies in wait, assaults and kills him, and flees to one of these cities, 12 the elders of his town shall send for him, bring him back from the city, and hand him over to the avenger of blood to die. 13 Show him no pity. You must purge from Israel the guilt of shedding innocent blood so it goes well with you. Jesus by FREEWILL choice to be crucified as the innocent Man to bear sin in 2 Corinthians 5.21: God made him who had no sin to be sin for us and ‘He himself bore our sins in His body on the tree’ 1 Peter 2:24. Jesus took on God’s wrath to redeem mankind but why not use animal substitution like Abraham in place of Isaac? Superextraordinary Blood of Jesus Christ supersedes blood of bulls and goats in Romans not enough to pay the price of sin. Jesus said in John 15:13 GREATER LOVE has none than this, that He lays down His Life for His friends. So Mark 10:45, The Son of Man Jesus didn’t come to be served but to serve and give His Life as ransom for many. Jesus has voluntarily died for His friends. John 10 : 11 says, “I am the Good Shepherd Who lays down His Life for His Sheep. John 10 : 15, the Father knows Me and I know the Father so lay down My Life for the Sheep. John 10:17, My Father LOVES Me for I lay down My Life and TAKE it up again. 18 NO one takes it from me, I lay it down by My OWN accord. I have Authority to lay it down and Authority to take it up again by My Father’s approval. Hebrews 7:27 says Unlike the high priests He did not need to offer sacrifices daily offered His Life for sins of people. His SACRIFICE for sins ONCE for all. Hebrews 9:14 says BLOOD of Christ through eternal Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God to clean our consciences from acts that lead to death, to serve the LIVING GOD. Jesus Suffering sin-bearing Servant in Isaiah 53 is not victim but High Priest Offering. Jesus is PERFECT without a blemish for the Cross is substitute sacrifice without defect. Jesus took on sins of the world as LAMB of GOD as Authorized Sovereign POWER in Leviticus 1. Isaiah 53:6 said actions of YAHWEH allowed the sins of Israel on Jesus as Messianic Servant. All like sheep have gone astray each turns to own way, the LORD laid on Him iniquity of all. He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgression of MY people He was stricken. The LORD crushed Him and cause Him to suffer the LORD makes His Life a guilt offering in Isaiah 53:10 to bear sins of many in Isaiah 53:12. God’s SOVEREIGN POWER in Christ Resurrect Him as Jesus-God fully cooperated with Father’s in Spirit of Unity taking on sins of world without violating the sacrifice laws against God. Human victims had no choice unaware of their fate.Some call God a child abuser for allowing Righteous Jesus to give His Life in this way. They think it’s unfair on Jesus “substitution applied by Moses in Isaiah 53 for atonement of suffering golden calf ready to sacrifice his soul for Israel, when he said, “If not blot me, I pray you out of your Book of Living in Exodus 32:32. The Crucifixion of Jesus is necessary to restore the moral compass of mankind to stop the judgment of God by self-sacrifice. Jesus’ ransom, priestly offering, substitution transfered guilt to Jesus once and for all. Living sacrifice of Jesus can’t be compared to murder of children God didn’t approve. God used murder to punish those defiling HIS LAND and serving idols. God’s Direct Salvation is more than enough but mankind’s sin needs Jesus’ redemption. Christianity did not begin with human sacrifice but became part of it due to the stubborn resistance rebellion mankind is condemned to God’s wrath. Superior BLOOD ULTIMATE LIVING SACRIFICE of Jesus is fullness of revelation of God. It proved those who thought death ends Christianity wrong by Resurrection of Jesus. He voluntarily sacrificed Himself so uniquely worthy to atone for human sin and to redeem mankind from curse of the law. God hates a human sacrifice unlike Jesus’ willing sacrifice on a Cross to payment for sins He did not commit. All who sinned can never atone by mere mortal human sacrifice. A human mind sees it as injustice or horrible abuse God chooses to punish an innocent man for sin He did not commit. Jesus Christ gave himself for Christians to be free from the WRATH of God. No human qualifies to meet GOD’S PERFECT QUALITY Jesus criteria for atonement. Jesus is not like human sacrifice God disdains by pagans idol worship sins against God’s holiness. Sin is forgiven by Jesus’ atonement but other idols punish perpetrators repeats offence. This does not break evil spirit curses behind sin like Jesus’ sacrifice is UNIQUE because He Resurrected unlike human sacrifice. Jesus Sacrifice is at the heart of Easter commemorating His Life experience thanking God’s redemption. A human sacrifice ritual lack knowledge of requirements of God as blood thirsty idol worship ritual linked to a temple prostitution human experience. Power hungry drive abuse of innocent women forced to get rid of evidence of shame of perpetrators. Jesus said God is My GOD and your God and the ONLY ONE LORD to worship. Believers follow Jesus and receive FORGIVENESS, Mercy, Grace of God as UNIQUE to CHRISTIANITY. Bible makes it quite clear God hates human sacrifice but pagan nations surrounded the Israelites practiced human sacrifice as rituals to false gods. God declared its detestable to HIM so HE Hates it as says Deuteronomy 12:31;18:10. Evil practice of sorcery and divination God hates in 2 Kings 21:6. Eternal life God established shedding blood to cover sin in Hebrews 9:22. God Himself performed an animal sacrifice to cover, temporarily sin of Adam and Eve. After pronounced curses on first couple killed animal, shedding blood used skin to cover Adam and Eve in Genesis 3:21 after sin. God gave Law to Moses plus instruction of how, when, why, by whom animal sacrifices offered to HIM continued till Christ ULTIMATE, PERFECT LIVING SACRIFICE so animal sacrifice is no longer necessary. “Those sacrifices annually reminded of sins, because as impossible for blood of bulls and goats to take away sins in Hebrews 10:3–4. Living SACRIFICE of Christ on the Cross did not violate prohibition of human sacrifice. Jesus was not a mere mortal or His sacrifice is temporary because no human life can cover all the sins of all multitudes who ever existed. None can atone for sin against Immortal God. God Himself atoned for mankind’s sins and paid penalty owed to Himself, became a Man and dwell among men in John 1:14. God didn’t sacrifice Jesus God incarnate, He offered Himself, No one forced Him. He laid down His life willingly by own accord with Authority to lay it down so with Authority takes it up again in John 10:18. God the Son is a living sacrifice Himself to Father God so fulfilled the Law unlike the temporary sacrifices, Jesus’ living sacrifice and His resurrection was because He laid down His life and took it up again, providing eternal life for all who believe in Him and accept His sacrifice for their sins. He did this by love for the Father and for all those the Father has given Him says in John 6:37–40.
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Jesus gave His twelve disciples POWER and Authority over all demons and to heal the sick to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the Kingdom of God and heal the sick. They went through towns preaching the Gospel to heal people in Luke 9:1-2, 6 in the Bible. Mark 16 says preach to get attention of unbelievers to repent. Mark 16:15-17, Jesus said,“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues they will take up serpents, if they drink anything deadly it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”These signs Jesus foretold is believers connection to the Great Commission, as God opens way for Christian faith. Gospel soul winning works best after this generation sees proof of the POWER of God’s miracles in the Church. Their faith increases when they see a miracle POWER flowing through loved ones and those they know well. Mark 16 tells us to activate the Bible prediction of God’s healing power. Mark 16:15, “ says “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved but those who do not believe will be condemned.” The sign Jesus foretold believers connects us to the great commission. God opens the way for the Christian faith to thrive. As Mark 16:17-18 says these signs follow all those who believe and lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. They will take up serpents but it will not hurt them and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them. They lay hands on the sick as a point of contact to transmit Holy Spirit into person to flush out the evil spirits. Jesus says heal the sick as daily, everywhere as part of the Gospel. This opens hearts of people to the Gospel to have faith in God and sinners are saved. Jesus Command’s us to heal the sick and pray for the sick as James 5: 14-15 says, Is anyone sick among you let them call the elders of the Church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the LORD the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and the Lord shall raise him up. And if he commits any sins they shall be forgiven him in Jesus Name. So many testimonies in Bible confirms healing and raising sick from death bed. The modern Church in the Gospel and in Acts has many examples of Authority and POWER for these signs following all those who BELIEVE says Mark 16:15-20. We are authorized to cast out devils and heal the sick as two signs of evidence of God’s POWER and Authority actively at work in the life of believers. Christian believers receive POWER and Authority to display the Word of God. Jesus is full of the Holy Spirit because He is Full of the Word of God. God’s Words are Spirit and Life as Jesus said in John 6:63 His “WORDS are SPIRIT and they are LIFE.” John 3: 34 says, “God sent Jesus to speak the WORDS of God so He gives the Spirit to fill with Holy Spirit to do the works of God. The Holy Spirit impacts believer as transfered to heal the sick with amazing results. Christ lives in you and expresses His love through as the most important truth in the Word of God. The restores a relationship with God’s Spirit in people to understand and fullg appreciate the things of God. The Holy Spirit speaks to us by God’s living Word in Jesus Christ. Jesus’ empowers His disciples to pray in His Name invoked to cast out devil’s and to be made whole. With God all things are possible Jesus says heal the sick, cast out out devils by faith as believers. The Word of God is ALIVE and Full of Spirit of God because God is in HIS WORDS. God used WORDS to call into existence, universe, firmaments, earth. The same POWER of God activated by His words does as directed to do is not void but accomplishes what it’s sent to do. The Word of God sharper than two edged sword cuts through the bones, flesh deep marrow and in Spirit shatters like hammer. Take Jesus at His Word, Believe Jesus’ instructions to His 12 and the Great Commission to preach to make disciples of ALL NATIONS. And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick clean lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you receive freely give, Matthew 10:7-8. Jesus’ instructions to 70 “Heal the sick, tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you says Luke 10:9.Jesus authorized all to heal the sick and Father God gave Jesus the POWER and Authority in heaven and earth over all the power of enemy. The POWER Jesus imparts into believers to proclaim God’s WILL to boldly heal lives to GLORIFY HIS Name. Believe and you will SEE the GLORY of God in Jesus Name manifests to defeat devil. Boldness produces more results. Talk to the sick disease person, and ask about their condition, How did it happen, How long they’ve been sick? The casual conversation establish level of comfort, interest to empathise with them. Say to them what Jesus told His disciples to say “I’ve got good news for you today! The KINGDOM of God has come near you.” Lay hands in the Name of Jesus or say give me your hands for the POWER of God to enter to heal you. Command them to be healed in Mighty Name of Jesus. Release POWER of God into them, Believe that as soon as you touch them Jesus touches them. The evil spirit causing afflictions manifest so be sure you are deliverance minister do not end up like seven sons of Sceva. By copying Paul or Peter and Simon wants to buy Hoy Spirit to perform miracles to show off. Ask them to check themselves to do something they couldn’t do before. Get them to act on word bendover, twist walk, move body check pain, be mobile, keep getting them act. Don’t stop. Keep working with them. If you have to lay hands on them again, do so. Give thanks and Glory to God and do not rejoice you cast out demons but rejoice your name is written in the book of life in Heaven. Luke 10:4, Carry no purse, bag or extra sandals. don’t greet anyone on the way to be distracted. Focus as Matthew 10:10 says take no bag for the road, or second tunic, or sandals, or staff for the worker deserves their reward. The Lord says all who preach the gospel should seek first the kingdom of God and all things will be added. Luke 9:3, Take nothing for the journey, no walking stick, no traveling bag, no bread, no money; and don’t take extra shirts. Stay in the house you lodge in, eat what is given you. Luke 22:35-37, Jesus said, when you went without any money belt, provision bag, extra sandal did you lack anything, God provides.A young student came to my house to explain to me why she hadn’t been to Bible school for a couple of weeks. A log had fallen on her leg and fractured it. The leg was stiff and she couldn’t bend it. She had no money or insurance to put a cast on it. I laid hands on her leg and commanded her to move it and bend it. At first she grimaced in pain, but I kept telling her to move it because the power of God was in her leg and was working. After about the third or fourth time she began to weep. The pain was gone and she was able to bend her leg perfectly. She wept some more. As I bid farewell to her I saw her from out of the window of my house walking down the dusty road lived on with her hands up in the air praising God. Lovely Jesus. What more could He do if we only believed? I can tell you many stories with these types of testimonies. POWER in proclaming Jesus cares for the person with infirmity and affliction God LOVES them and wants to HEAL them in Jesus Name. Heal them by the POWER of the NAME OF JESUS. Jesus told us to heal the sick authorized by heaven. All you do is boldly act on the Word of God and share testimonies of the good report. So they went and preached everywhere as the LORD was working through them to confirming the word by accompanying signs and wonders says Mark 16:20.
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Cooking, washing clothes, cleaning and childcare, tames men who once thought it was only the women’s job. Like most men, Jean Pierre 32 lives in Mwulire in Eastern Province in Rwanda and leaves domestic chores to his wife. Impatient, angry, demands perfection due to lack of awareness that a woman’s job is 24/7 so never ends day or night. He becomes aggressive if his wife did not meet the standards of his expectations so beats her. A grassroots intervention program trying to reduce domestic violence in Rwanda teaches men how to do household chores, and a recent study suggested it has a positive effect on communities. So Muhoza Jean Pierre used to beat his wife because he saw her as someone he married just to have children and and look after them. “I was following example of my father. My father did not do anything at home,” he said. “If ever I came home and found something not done yet I insult her. “I called her lazy, told her she was useless so must go back to her parent’s house.” But something changed after he learnt to cook and clean. It was all part of a grassroots intervention programme in Mwulire village in Eastern Province, Rwanda encouraging men’s domestic roles, including childcare. Jean Pierre says the project called, ‘Bandebereho’ or role model in Kinyarwanda helps tamed and transformed his behaviour. He took part in classes covering everything from cooking and cleaning and discuss how to challenge men’s traditional gender roles. “They asked, if a man can sweep the house, and we would say ‘he can’,” he said. “And then they would ask us: ‘Who among you does that?’ And there was no one.”
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Facilitators from ‘Bandebereho’ taught Jean Pierre how to do tasks previously he believed his wife should do. He also added: “We would go home and try to put this into practice. “Then we would go back to training with witnesses who would testify they had observed some changes in us. “I know how to cook. I do laundry for the kids. I know how to peel plantains, I know how to pound dry cassava and sift the flour.” Jean Pierre and his wife have been married for 10 years and never helped her before. And making changes was not easy as Jean Pierre’s friends discouraged him from doing household tasks, telling him: ‘No real man should cook.’ “My family and friends said my wife bewitched me by giving me some magic drugs. They said no genuine man should carry a bundle of firewood in the street because that is for henpecked men,” he said. But Jean Pierre continued when he saw benefits to his family. He says his children feel closer to him and his wife now runs a banana business that has allowed them to improve their home. “The way my wife treats me now is different from the way she used to treat me,” he said. “She used to treat me badly because I was mistreating her too, but now we discuss and agree on things to do. “I set her free, now she is working and I am working too; whereas before I was convinced she had to stay home and be available whenever I would need her.” Fear and little freedom affected Jean Pierre’s wife Musabyimana Delphine who says she used to have little freedom and lived in fear. She said: “Sometimes I felt like a mere worker, and I would remember a worker has a salary. “I never thought a woman can ever have her own money, because I never even had time to think about any activity that generate money. “Now I have enough freedom in house, I go out and work for money like others. Start training young boys now so when they grow up they will help their wife and help look after the children. When both work, it’s a burden on the woman to care for the family or children alone.The ‘Bandebereho’ project taught Jean Pierre to do tasks previously believed his wife should do. Delphine leaves at 5am to sell plantains at a market, while Jean Pierre stays at home and takes care of their four young children. “I come home relaxed and find food ready,” she said. The project’s curriculum originally developed in Latin America by global fatherhood campaign MenCare believes true equality will only be reached when men take on 50% of world’s childcare and domestic work. The research looks into changing men’s attitudes towards family care and traditional domestic. It was soon realised the good impact on men. A study looking at couples taking part in the project found two years after taking childcare lessons in Rwanda men were less likely to use violence against their female partners than those who did not attend the classes. But the study suggested one in three women whose partners took part in the programme still reported experiencing intimate partner violence. National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda, released a data in 2015, around 52% of men in the country were violent towards partners. Rwanda Men’s Resource Centre, which delivered the programme in the country, wants ‘Bandebereho’ to be widely adopted by communities and country’s government. Fidele Rutayisire the chairman of centre, said: “We still have negative social norms, negative masculinity perception cultural barriers as main factors of high violence against women in Rwanda. “Traditionally men don’t take care of children here but men control sex, resources, decision-making. “When men are actively involved in the home they realise sacrifices of women in childcare so their attitude on gender changes positively, they understand the value of gender equality.” Delphine and Jean Pierre said the program benefited their family and the whole community. “We are now on honeymoon, 10 years after our wedding,” said Jean Pierre. If there is conflict or security issue in our neighbourhood our opinion is respected because they see we don’t have problem in our household. Men appreciate and help their wives and not demand they do all the housework or take care of the family, business, Church alone without support of husbands. A happy wife is a happy life and the Bible says love your wife as Christ loved His bride Church and gave His life for you. Timothy says a husband must first look after his family and own household before serving the Church. Don’t neglect your wife and the children in the NAME OF GOD leisurely talking to single women while your wife and children at home suffer. Remember your wife is that same beautiful single woman you married and used her body to give birth to your children. And don’t abandon her for fresh young woman to give birth later to become abandoned as wife. This causes baby mama problems because men want to eat their cake and have it. So wants exclusive attention of wife at the expense of the children some are jealous of. Forget their parents took great care of them as done to children. Grow up and be father to the children to mature a responsible man not manchild depending on wife as mother. For even the Son of Man Jesus did not come to be served but to serve and give His life as a ransom for many says Mark 10:45.
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