For me ‘to live is Christ’ Philippians 1:21 is central focus of the Christian life. This statement points directly to Christ at the heart of the Gospel Message to Churches in Christ. To be like Jesus all through life journey from earth to Glory was Paul’s encouragement to the believers is, focus more on Jesus. First and foremost, “First Love” Christ in Revelations 2:4-5 says be “hot” in Christ for first love of Christian is Love is First for Christ. Our love must be expressed with passion actively seen as living sermon with personal intimate relationship with God in Christ Jesus. In Christ we live, move and have our being as Acts 17:28 says. God’s offspring joint-heirs with Christ First Born of Creation is to reflect Christ in the believer’s life. So set apart for God as a peculiar people saved by God’s Grace desperately need Saviour as anchor of hope secured only to Christ Master Captain of our life ship. Good success, spiritually or emotionally and physically requires a complete faith in God. Trust Jesus is with us always to end of the age as citizens of heaven, in the world but not of the world. So Paul preached the SACRIFICE of Jesus’ Blood to save people from all walks and ranks of life. Encourages us, “To live is Christ” by imitating Example of Christ, to do as Jesus did. Christian believers are to be like Jesus like Paul did, the Church is to follow the Godly Example of Jesus. Paul followed the Example of Christ in 1 Corinthians 11:1 shares Gospel Message of Jesus in living history to save people in the Kingdom of God. So “To live is Christ” is the daily pursue knowledge of Christ to get to know Christ better as a personal Friend. To understand Christ and know POWER of Resurrection of Christ in our heart as the focus of our goals and desires. Love of Christ is at center of our mind, heart, body and soul to live for Christ’s Glory. Christ is more precious, priceless, worth more than gold, silver, ruby, diamonds. Fixing our eyes on Christ is above all the things to run the race to win the prize to lay aside the entangling sin and worldly distractions. To fix eyes on Christ Jesus in Hebrews 12:1-2 means our life makes things of the world grow strangely dim.22 In Athens, Paul stood on the Mars hill and said, ‘Men of Athens I see that in all things you are too superstitious. 23 As I passed by and saw your devotion to the altar with inscription, ‘To An Unknown God,’ you worship, HIM I declare to you. 24 God made the world and all things in it as LORD of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands. 25 And worshipped by mankind, God Almighty gives life breath to all things. 26 And HE made of one blood all nations to dwell on all the face of the earth, determines the times appointed and boundaries of their habitation. 27 That all should seek the LORD and find HIM although seems far from us. 28 For in him we live, and move and have our being; as your poets said, we are HIS offsprings. 29 Children of God do not think of the Godhead like gold, silver, stone graven by art as man devices. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked in past now commands all people to repent. 31 God appointed a day HE will judge the world in righteousness by the man Jesus Christ HE ordained and gave the assurance HE raised Jesus from death. 32 When they heard of resurrection of the dead some mocked and others said, “We will hear you again on this matter. 33 Paul left the city but 34 certain men held onto his teaching and believed and among them, Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris and others with them. “To live is Christ” is the essential lifeline of Christian faith on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ is the ONLY Saviour who rise from death and so His grave is empty unlike all religions. Jesus Reigns and lives in heaven. Christ is the Only person to OVERCOME death in history to gives Christians the assurance of life after death. Eternal life is guaranteed by Jesus’ Resurrection to believers in Christ to live in heaven. The participation in the Resurrection of Christ from death in Philippians 3:10-11 means “To live is Christ” to gain an eternal life in heaven. So Paul understands having Jesus Christ has superseded all his material things in life. Paul’s testimony, since saved, ‘is to gain’ knowledge in Jesus Christ his Lord who for His sake lost things considered garbage. Paul gained Christ so found in Lord Jesus the promise of Eternal life in Philippians 3:7-9. Paul knew Lord Jesus in Mark 10:29-30 says sacrifice for Jesus’ sake will be repaid in the hundredfold. Paul preached Christ’s Resurrection, “To live is Christ” and to proclaim a Gospel Message of Christ Toured synagogues, the seaside resorts, prisons was apostle and tent maker. Paul’s constant message was Jesus Christ and Him crucified, in 1 Corinthians 2:2. Paul shared the Gospel Message of Christ’s Blood sacrifice to all people in walks and ranks of life kings, included the soldiers, statesmen, priests, philosophers, Jews, Gentile, wo/men. To Paul, to live is Christ and to die is gain to share joys of heaven central to Christian life. Paul looked forward to seeing Jesus Christ after his conversion but advances knowledge of Gospel to Church of Christ to bring Glory to Jesus Christ. He wrote many books in the New Testament and preached to all who listened. “To live is Christ” is live in Christ for Christ on the earth and in eternal life. The Rapture of Jesus and His Second Coming millennial Reign in Jerusalem is assured optimism and eternal hope of Christian believers.
Almighty God Jehovah Nissi’s MIGHTY POWER strikes fear in the enemies that tremble at HIS fearful WONDERS when they hear about victory won for God’s Children. Daniel was protected by God’s POWER from the lion’s and from a fire heated seven times that killed soldiers stoking the fire but did not singe Daniel is among miracles. The Ark of covenant kept in an idol temple caused dagon to fall and break to pieces. The Holy Ghost POWER works through Jesus, disciples, and Churches empowered who believe to save people, heal the sick and deliver people from demons by casting out evil spirits in Name of Jesus. God’s MIGHTY POWER is used to build lives to restore people from bondage, afflictions or evil covenants. GOD’S MIGHTY POWER also is known to destroy Koresh and insolent rebellious friends talking against Moses by opening ground to swallow them all with their families. Though some cried to God and were spared. Elisha has used God’s POWER to kill children mocking his bald head eaten by bears he called to devour them. Paul and Peter manifest POWER of God in ministry to the extent Simon the sorcerer thought he can buy God’s POWER to show off to people vain glory. God’s POWER is desired by some people facing accusations of witchcraft mixed with belief and faith practices of God by some disciples. Authentic faith in God in Christ is confused with those using witchcraft activities to activate so-called miracles. Its important, necessary to successfully deal with accusations to set people free. God’s POWER is not for sale in witchcraft coven to compromise worship and service to God if mammon is the source of dangerous power. Bible warns of the angels of light performing the counterfeit miracles and wonders, calling fire from heaven but Jesus said beware of them. They will plead with Jesus, we did it in your name, but Jesus rejects them and says depart from me you doers of evil. And Elijah told God’s people not to hop in- between God and idols. So if God truly, exclusively, LORD choose God alone not both at the same time. Church’s hold onto selfprotection against evil attacks from witches and wizards causes their accusers to brag of control of such churches. So challenge and accuse them openly to respond or to deny sources of power. The church of satan declares their source of power is from satan seen by all know what they stand for. Spiritualist Church externally has Christian logos, decorations, Cross, pictures of Jesus, a holy water, worship God, mix ‘transfiguration’ with invoking spirits in air to give psychic messages to members of congregation from the dead relatives. This types of practice admits new age applications as part of religious experience but do not think that makes them evil as they help people to ‘know’ future predictions. Some accuse other Christian Churches supposed to live by Godly principles alone practising a false religion founded on deception. Spiritual circumstantial proof misunderstood or imagined evidence in some cases. The witnesses cannot easily share secrets or dismissed. Regular rituals imposed on pastor ensure incantation power works or sexual immorality is chosen method using members for sacrifices, death tax category is hidden from view but inner circle denies ‘satan’ accuser of brethren targeting the righteous people of God. In response to an accusation message, first the Church must discern the nature of accusation, source, purpose or evidence provided. Witchcraft practices if alive in Church Christian faith mixes traditional rituals of the community. Some pastors, reverends have a shrine at home, uses fetish in the home, travels with it in clothes or ties it around arms, waists and legs. The pastors often make statement revealing belief, involvement with witchcraft. Parishioners see use of fetish hidden in seclude corner of office by doors, wall, concealed underground in close proximity to important building pastors after visit to witchdoctor shrine for consultation. Or send ‘go-betweens’ to seek counsel on their behalf. The shy ones use a ministry assistant, spouse, friends or parishioners. Some pastors threaten enemies with evil witchcraft retaliation. The deeply involved pastors consult local, regional spirits. Prosperity gospel proclaiming independent church pastors travel for consultations. Clergy reports includes presents of animal and human sacrifices. Some pastors go out at night to carry out secret assignments as part of condition required to gain the power to be rich and famous to attract people to follow them. So the question is why is there need for a pastor ordained by the Living God to seek power from a source contrary to the Spirit of God. The people of God saw miracles but asked Aaron to make a golden calf to worship. As Moses went up the mountain, people of God in the valley already forgot God’s Goodness in crossing the red sea. Some doubt God’s LOVE in Christ in miracles falsely alluded to power of Beelzebub.
If Attention is FOCUSED more on God’s POWER FIRST so focus on human needs supplied by God’s Will demand increase LOVE of God not witchcraft magic. And a few mindbending spells craved to do fake miracles is not God approved so irrelevant. Towering evidence of idols, witches’ charms, lotions and the potions administered by humans is considered more powerful than praying to invisible unseen God. Looks like being not heard by God quickly leads people to seek an alternative instant results. So something felt or touched as their point of contact reassures them but is not fullproof good success. The result lasts for a while until more top up of ritual repeated reinforce power to repeat a cycle for generations. As pressure mounts on society for more materialist competitive fewer resources selfishness leads greedy in clique lodges affiliations, brotherhoods, illuminati all have solidarity code to control domains to rule and subdue others. In the same way, divide and ruled societies require a loyalty to secret cult members for the privileges of resources, class and status. Attention on members to recruit more to maintain flow of funds and resources abide by secret codes for promotion. So the new members take some time to be included in the highest level if reliable to the seniors. By the time they are now fully fledged members and sucked into an initiation ritual it’s too late to leave. A daredevil leader threatens them with death or retaliation if they leave. Fear is instilled in members who invest time or money for years fooled by a discovery of evil. This urge to control all people at all times so witchcraft terms conditions of rituals include sleeping Often a guise of spirit of unity of ‘one accord’ like the day of Pentecost is used to blackmail the ones refusing to conform. Any person challenging authority of spiritual abuse labeled Jezebel or Jonah so spewed out. Does this mean all churches depend on power of witches or wizard as if God’s Authority, Power no longer available to believers? Not really, because God told Moses Levites did not bow to golden calf just as the 7000 faithful people refused to bow in Elijah’s day to Jezebel’s idols. Righteous men and women devoted to God faithfully serve God in Spirit and in Truth. Congratulations to all the faithful believers appreciated, standing strong in the midst of adversity. Few badapples mislead naive people who do not know deeper things behind scenes. Endtime is approaching for rapture so important to know where one stands with God. Bible says even the very elect can be deceived if not careful and alert. All must watch and pray to be sure their salvation is in Christ Jesus in God. In Acts 8:9-25 Simon the Sorcerer for some time followed and observed God’s POWER at work desired power to buy without an understanding of direct connection to God in Christ. It is a similar mindset today that things of faith in God like a pick and mix sweet shop. A little bit of this and a little bit of that faith trend is popular for thinking all roads leads to heaven. ABSOLUTE POWER OF Authority from God vested in Christ alone approved by God is the authentic power at work through Jesus Christ. Simon the Sorcerer recognised a true POWER different from the sorcery familiar spirit he used. The man named Simon had practiced sorcery in the city amazed people with counterfeit magical powers. Until he crossed paths with the servants of God and now wanted God’s POWER for working miracles. Instead of repenting, casting away evil spirits and asking forgiveness from God he wanted to combine both to deceive people. And in Acts 8:18 when Simon saw the Spirit was given through laying on of hands he wanted to buy that power. But God’s POWER is not for sale, never will be for freely given and freely received to the GLORY of GOD ALMIGHTY. Simon saw the Spirit was imparted when apostles laid their hands on people, so offered them money to buy God’s POWER. How much can anyone pay for God POWER? How much do you have worthy of God’s POWER when Jesus paid Ultimate price with His life and BLOOD to set us free!!! Seek first, Kingdom of God’s salvation in Christ, all these things are added by God for HIS GLORY and TESTIMONIES of the BLOOD of the Lamb Jesus defeats devil.
When did the clocks go back?
This year’s clocks go back early hours of Sunday October 28; at 2am, UK reverts to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) by goes back one hour, to 1am. This marks the official end of British summertime. A clever way to remember hour-change is “Spring forward, Fall back.” Relish extra 60 minutes in bed so mornings will be lighter for now, at least but the evenings will be darker. The event means making plans for the day despite prevalence of smartphones and other devices to alter time automatically, there is always one person who didn’t get the message.
When infernal darkness ends?
We won’t see lighter nights again until Sunday March 31st 2019, when clocks will wind forward at 1am and British Summer Time begins.
How dark UK gets in winter?
In the UK the maximum 16 hours and 50 minutes of daylight falls on longest day in June known as summer solstice. On shortest day, Thursday December 21, this dwindles to seven hours and 49 minutes when the sun rises at 8:03am and sets at 3:53pm in London.
Daylight Saving Idea Origin?
Edwardian builder William Willett introduced the idea of British Summer Time, also known as Daylight Saving Time, in 1907. Willett is a great-great-grandfather of Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. A keen supporter of the outdoors, he noticed that during the summer people were still asleep when the sun had risen and wanted to stop Brits from wasting valuable daylight hours. Clocks were set to the Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) meaning light by 3am and dark at 9pm midsummer. So Willett published pamphlet called ‘The Waste of Daylight‘ to get people out of bed earlier by changing the nation’s clocks, arguing it will improve health and happiness so save country £2.5 million. He proposed the clocks be advanced by 80 minutes in four incremental steps during April and reversed same way during September. His idea was ridiculed and the Daylight Saving Bill got nowhere in Parliament but introduced in 1909. Willett, was not deterred. He spent the rest of his life trying to convince people his scheme was a good one. Sadly, he died of the flu in 1915 at the age of 58; a year before Germany adopted his clock-changing plan on April 30, 1916 when clocks were put forward at 11pm. Britain followed a month later on May 21 and Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, and Turkey all followed. William Willett laid outserious proposition for daylight saving scheme. Britain and Germany had been fighting each other in the First World War (1914-18), and a system that could take pressure off economy and conserve fuel worth trying. So Summer Time Act of 1916 was quickly passed by Parliament and the first day of British Summer Time, 21 May 1916, was widely reported in the press. Back then hands on some clocks can’t turn back without breaking mechanism. Owners put the clock forward by 11 hours as Summer Time came to an end on 1 October 1916.
The Home Office put out special posters telling people how to reset their clocks to GMT and national newspapers also gave advice. Willett, died at his home near Bromley in Kent, commemorated for his efforts by a memorial sundial in nearby Petts Wood, set permanently to Daylight Saving Time. The Daylight Inn in Petts Wood is named in his honour and there’s a road there called Willett Way. Willett wasn’t alone in realising the potential of utilising wasted daylight hours. As far back as 1784, Benjamin Franklin, one of America’s Founding Fathers, wrote a letter to the Journal of Paris making fun of fact people sleeping through daylight and burning candles and fuel for light at night. Franklin even suggested tax on shuttered windows or public alarm clocks to solve problem.
Time difference of one hour?
Today clocks are almost always set one hour back or ahead, but in history there were several variations, half adjustment (30 minutes) or double adjustment (two hours), adjustments of 20 or 40 minutes used. A two-hour adjustment was used in several countries during 1940s and elsewhere at times. A half adjustment is used in New Zealand in the first half of the 20th century. Australia’s Lord Howe Island (UTC+10:30) of DST schedule in which clocks are moved 30 minutes forward to UTC+11, which is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT) during DST. In 1940 during the Second World War, the clocks in Britain were not put back by an hour at the end of Summer Time. Years, later clocks continued to be advanced by one hour each spring and put back by an hour each autumn until July 1945. During summers Britain was two hours ahead of GMT and operating on British Double Summer Time (BDST). The clocks were brought back in line with GMT at the end of summer in 1945. In 1947, due to fuel shortages, clocks were advanced by one hour on two occasions during the spring, and put back by one hour on two occasions during the autumn, means that Britain was back on BDST during that summer.
Ditching Daylight Saving Time?
Those who want change say it’s not clear if any energy savings are made, while there are also potential health risks. Critics claim the darker mornings are dangerous for children walking to school and the energy saving argument may be invalid if people switch on fans and air-conditioning units during the lighter, warmer evenings. But unlikely to bother people in the UK. In 2011, Tory MP Rebecca Harris floated a bill calling for year-round daylight savings but failed to complete passage through Parliament before the end of the session and was dropped. A YouGov poll same year found 53pc of Britons supported moving clocks an hour permanently while 32pc opposed the change. The proposals were met less warmly by the Scottish population; Alex Salmond called campaign to “plunge Scotland to morning darkness” and SNP colleague MP Angus MacNeil said any change has “massive implications for the safety and wellbeing of everyone living north of Manchester. “It is no secret Tories in the south want to leave Scotland in darkness but fixing clocks to British summertime means the dawn wouldn’t break in Scotland until nearly 9am,” he said. He had a point. Following a 1968 to 1971 trial, BST employed all year round northern Scotland saw a net increase in the number of people killed or seriously injured. The sun wouldn’t rise fully until 10am in parts of Scotland and the country’s 1,000-or-so dairy farmers, who wake up before 5am, would have to work for hours in the dark. Other farmers and construction workers, who need sunlight to perform their jobs, would end up having to work later into the evening. Some folks keen to reach a compromise have suggested the clocks change at Hadrian’s Wall and not at Calais. Philip Broom writing on the National Farmer’s Union website in 2011 said: “A definite no. Combining will not start until midday and then have to go on until 11 o’clock. Our day is long enough now.” ‘A Thomas’ writing on the NFU site, was worried “younger people having loud parties or barbecues in gardens and youths hanging around on streets make itnightmare for people getting up for work early mornings.”
A massive wind-up for some…
Spare a thought for the staff of the Royal Collection. They spend over 50 hours adjusting over 1000 clocks spread across the official residences of The Queen. Following months of planning, staff at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh start work in the early hours of the morning to ensure that the time is set accurately. There are 379 timepieces at Windsor Castle, 500 at Buckingham Palace and 80 at the Palace of Holyroodhouse including organ clocks, astronomical clocks, musical clocks and mechanical clocks.
Why keep Daylight Saving Time
There have been various trials over the decades from double summer time (GMT + 2 hours) during Second World War to permanent British Summer Time (GMT + 1 hour) during late 1960s but the current system of changing the clocks at the end of March and October has been in place since 1972. Those in favour say that it would reduce traffic accidents, save energy, boost tourism and encourage more people to exercise outdoors. In the 1980s, the golf industry estimated one extra month of daylight savings could generate up to $400 million (£246.6 million) a year in extra sales and fees. Daylight Savings Time “affects everything from terrorism to the attendance at London music halls, voter turnout to street crime, gardening to profits of radio stations,” said David Prerau, author of Saving the Daylight: Why We Put the Clocks Forward. This debate stretches years into the past, and the future of British time is still unclear.
Sandringham Time GMT/30mins
Added complication for Royal servants between the years 1901 to 1936 was the concept of ‘Sandringham Time’ which was introduced in by Albert, Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII. A keen fan of shooting, he wanted to make the most of winter daylight, so he ordered all clocks on the estate to be set half an hour fast. The tradition was continued by King George V after he acceded to the throne in 1925 but King Edward VIII abolished it in 1936 shortly before his abdication Sandringham House
Coping With The Time Changes
- When the clocks first go back, mornings are lighter so ensure bedrooms are kept dark with blinds or curtains.
- Alter bedtime by around 10 minutes over a few days beforehand to adjust to the new time.
- Maintain bedtime routines. Get ready for bed in the same order e.g pyjamas on, tooth brushing, bedtime story.
- Turn off all screens at least an hour before bedtime.
- Offer a milky, warm drink to encourage sleepiness and avoid stimulating food and drink just before sleep.
- Make sure all the clocks are correct.
Henry VIII of England’s Angel gold coin measuring 29mm, with a weight of 5.12 grams. This was among the King’s first coinage struck at the Tower, Royal Mint.
The legend around the coin: HENRIC VIII DI GRA REX AGL Z FR around the image of the Archangel Michael slaying the Dragon.
PER CRVCE TVA SALVA NOS XPC REDE. A ship bearing the royal shield and cross, the letter “H” and rose flanking cross.
Queen Elizabeth I’s gold angels differed little from Father’s her name positioned right of Archangel’s depiction minted between 1578 and 1581. At Kenilworth in 1575 Queen Elizabeth I often publicly prepared for healing ritual associated with Angel coins ‘prostrate on knees, body and soul rapt in prayer.’ Known to lay hands on subjects, and made sign of cross, with gold angel, over location of sore or affliction. The inscription on the reverse side of her Angel coins read in Latin: “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous” for healing itself or words spoken by then-princess Elizabeth upon learning of death of older sister Queen Mary I to make her Queen of England!
An angel example issued by King Henry VI as king of France. The coin weighed 2.34 grams and was struck between the years 1427-1449. The legend: HENRICVS: FRANCORV: AND: A(nglia): REX. Image of Archangel Gabriel over coats of arms of France and England. On reverse, the legend: XPE: VINCIT: XPE: REGNAT: XPE: IMPERAT’s simple cross flanked by a lily and leopard. People literally used death coins Chanol obol to pay the river crossing toll in afterlife. Others used the coins hold eyes shut during funerals. So yet again the expression of death has a function of duality just as life after grief is a double-sided. One remembers loved one’s memories but continues to live in the here and now simultaneously. And gratitude continues to increase in value as study after study has found a robust association between higher gratitude and wellbeing. Protection from stress and depression, fulfilling relationships, better sleep and greater resilience.” It can be a simple spending part of every day for two weeks writing a list of three things for which grateful. “As pages in diary fills up with a scribbled gratitude started to find concept less vomitous, so Sarner wrote. After four weeks counting gratitude keeps doing it. Even in a midst of death and grief can find joyful ending of pain and suffering, gratitude of years spent together, privilege of medical care and ability to see and bury loved one as friends gather to support or help family, memorial service, giving thanks to God for the gift of eternal life IN CHRIST and worship God, sing songs praising God use Psalms and Bible verses to reinforce trust in God. Faith comes by hearing the word of God, do not let grief overwhelm you to destroy you. Commit family into God’s Hands to protect you from further evil destructions and to cover you with Jesus BLOOD in JESUS NAME.
unexpectedly death lost partner of 19 years. His 41-year-old wife Joy died suddenly about a year ago. Over the last 12 months discovered for him, the answer is doodling – a doodle a day to cope with grief. Gary, animator and illustrator worked on Fireman Sam and for Disney, began his doodle diary, shared on social media on 55th birthday in 2016. Uses digital media at night to do little sketch based on things happening daily.” Following her death, 27 October:Image copyrightGARY ANDREWSImage copyrightGARY ANDREWSImage copyrightGARY ANDREWSImage copyrightGARY ANDREWS. His week started with wife waving him off at Heathrow Airport on a Monday for a work trip to Canada. A few days feeling ill with flu-like symptoms, Joy was taken to hospital on Thursday with suspected kidney infection, condition deteriorated rapidly. On the Friday at 03:15 she died from multiple organ failure caused by sepsis. Gary, in the departure lounge in Vancouver waiting for emergency flight home, was told when he landed back in the UK. He had lost the woman he had been married to for 13 years, the person he describes as his best friend, and the mother of his two children Lily, then 10, and Ben, seven. At times a rollercoaster up and down sadness or joy depending on triggers of a music, favourite foods, scents friends, activities. Despite the pain must remain to live for that person too who wishes a happy life for loved ones after passing. It’s important to try for their sake to pull through and smile again, eat, dress well and begin living again. First few days of bereavement of grief, worse; sudden change of direction by unexpected death forces one to make life without the loved ones. God’s angels surround us to help with the family sent from God the Comforter. The Holy Spirit helps grief to be borne in hope through assurance of eternal life in resurrection. There is no specific formula for grief or sorrow so people deal with pain in their own way meaningful to them. Do what you can, ask friends and family to help with any issues made complex by death. It’s not weakness to ask for help and do not wait for people to “offer” help first because they may feel like giving you a private space to grief. Talk about loved ones, laugh over their jokes, keep on in life do not stop living because they want you to be happy even grieving for them.
George Shelly on his sister’s death says “There are no rules when it comes to grief it’s about doing what feels right for you.” One thing that massively helped me is learning how vital exercise is for mental health. I started exercising when I started getting angry, towards the end of last year. I was punching walls in fits of rage and had load of broken knuckles and scabs, a mess taking frustration and force out on objects and on myself. So started doing meditation in my room, and went to yoga classes, a brother Will, who is a marine, taught me how to lift weights and it’s made me feel so much better mentally. I’d go into the gym with a knot of frustration, anger and turmoil in my stomach, and leave feeling it was untied. The documentary made about grief was trying to come to terms with Harriet’s death. When I started filming, I couldn’t say Harriet’s name out loud without breaking down. It was intense and so damn hard. But hearing other people’s stories of grief, and how they dealt with it, is part of learning how you deal with it yourself. And I learnt that it’s important to allow yourself to feel vulnerable, to accept the crutches that work for you or for antidepressants see a psychiatrist. There is no right way of dealing with this pain you need to know there is support out there, and to not be afraid to ask for it. GEORGE SHELLEY on BBC THREE shared his experience with mental health as it’s something I never thought in a billion years I had to deal with. Through shock, you question what life is a lot. When you have that much of a dramatic change in life, you change. You look in mirror and you’re faced with different person. Losing Harriet is something I am going to deal with for the rest of my life. I feel her smiling with me wherever I am. Her birthday is Christmas day so my future kids will know it’s Christmas, but that it’s also Auntie Harriet’s birthday. We’ll keep saying name keep to remember.Mandi Knepp wanted to show strength so brave for self and others but knew Kendall will not come back after death. A photographer surprised Jessica with final picture side-by-side with fiance for wedding day as part of healing process for Jessica and family. In group is family and friends, some Kendall’s colleagues from a fire department he volunteered before killed attending an accident. “I told them not to worry about coming. I know the guys usually late at wedding and so they don’t want be there. But got a surprise when all the guys were there standing in the spot where they would have been at the church. I was in shock they took time and they cared enough to do that for me. The images went viral when her photographer posted them on Facebook. Although that changed what Jessica had wanted to be that personal moment, it also brought extra meaning.“I got messages from grieving people I don’t know, telling me stories and how strong and brave I was. They said if I do it so can they. Photos highlighted many ways people grieve if they lost loved one particularly at a young age. After photos felt did something good, felt bit stronger but next day comes and brings back all the sad moments and emotions about him.” She says the photos made her feel closer to Kendall sees him now laughing at it going viral. He brought the strength to those pictures honestly felt presence.Speaking to The Telegraph at Christmas Miss Lamplugh’s father opened up on how he wondered how his daughter’s life would have turn out. Mr Lamplugh, former solicitor aged 87, East Sheen south-west London does not dwell on the thought for long. Ever since his 25-year-old estate agent daughter Suzy disappeared, believed murdered, July 28 1986, he displays stoic dignity even though hers has been one of the most high-profile and enduring cases of a missing person in recent times. Thirty years on, Mr Lamplugh says: “Time passes. You move on. I don’t picture her or daydream about her. Diana and I brought it to an end when we held a press conference at Scotland Yard to announce that we felt we had done all we could to find her. “You can go on to destroy your life and other people’s lives,” he adds. “Take control over your life again, we imagined she would have said, ‘You have done enough,’ while it doesn’t stop you thinking don’t agonise.’ No trace of his daughter was ever found and no one has ever tried or convicted of her murder. He won’t say if he thinks Cannan or anyone else is to blame. “It was a good lead. It may be right, I don’t know. The fact is, she is never going to come back and that is the way it is,” he said. “My grandchildren may know they had an Aunt Susan who mysteriously vanished 30 years ago,” he admits, “but I have never talked to them about it. My wife Diana and I determined the lives of our other children Richard, 57, Tamsin, 54, and Lizzie, 47, would not suffer as a result of our loss. Suzy herself always believed life was for the living. It was one of the last things she said to Diana before she disappeared.
Terminally ill Miss Hellyar wants to stay in Newcastle where she has lots of her friends. This terminally ill woman who had hoped to raise £5,000 to pay for her funeral has smashed her target. Shirley Hellyar, 40, from Glasgow, thought she beat cancer travelled to Newcastle to celebrate her 40th birthday this month. However, while visiting friends suffered chest pains and scan revealed condition was terminal. An online fund has raised £5,570 so far. Ms Hellyar is in a hospice in Newcastle with weeks left to live. She was diagnosed with the lymphoblastic lymphoma in 2017 as a tumour detected in her lung. Early September this year, she said the tumour had shrunk and she was well enough to travel to Newcastle where she lived for years and used to work as a sexual health worker. Miss Hellyar is in St Oswald’s Hospice in Newcastle, where she wants to remain and be close to friends. She said: “The kindness people show is unbelievable so has reinstated my faith in humanity.” More than 250 people donated to the fund to help her parents Elizabeth and Gordon pay for her funeral, as well as travel costs. Message of support offered to provide services at funeral or places for her family to stay in Newcastle. Val Campbell called it a “tragic situation” so Martin Robson said he was moved to tears. He wrote to Miss Hellyar: “I can’t imagine what you are going through but I wish you love and more. Holding your hand from afar.” If you believe in God you know that in year King Uzziah died, Isaiah saw GOD Sitting ON HIS Throne in heaven, looking like a man in Isaiah 1:1 in Bible. Isaiah’s grief over the king’s death made him seek Face of God more than ever before. GOD Comforts people through Holy Spirit comforter so lifted above sin and sorrow into PRESENCE of the LORD. And King David encouraged himself in the LORD in time of adversity and sorrow. Grief is an occasion people run to God, churches are full if disaster strikes. People recognise their human limitations and need a Saviour so turn to God in pain. Its best time to maintain Covenant with God consistently not only in good times but vulnerable times too. Do not blame God and become angry to denounce reject God for not preventing death of a loved one. It’s not God’s fault so be realistic about circumstances of life and human decay. The devil comes to steals, kill and destroys but God gives eternal life more abundantly so GOD is still in the Throne despite death of loved ones. Eternal life brings reunion of the family and friends to live forever in eternity into infinity. A temporary loss by death is for only a short season in life, compared with joy believer have in Resurrection in Christ to live forever in Jesus Name. GLORY to God.
Terminally ill cancer patient raising money for her funeral
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Benson Idahosa came out and waved at pilot frantically. The plane stopped and steps lowered so pilot came down to know what the issue was. Idahosa said “I have God’s servants who must go to Lagos.”And Captain said “we are loaded to capacity all seats full.” Idahosa said, “Never mind. Let me on board. They all know me through ‘Redemption Hour TV Idahosa’s program. Let me talk to them” so Idahosa climbed onto the plane and walked down the crowded aisles prayed silently as he returned to the front. He turned round facing the passengers and started “Excuse me friends, I have God’s two special servants in my car going to Lagos today on this plane. Two of you get off so God’s servants can board. God will bless you, he waited a minute, no one moved but seemed praying Idahosa slowly walked aisle again, approached the rear, a young man rose from the back of plane and asked person sitting next to him to get up. Idahosa pointing, said you can go tomorrow, travel later. They both gathered their belonging and proceeded from plane. Benson Idahosa stopped the first man in in the aisle of plane. He asked him “young man, what is your name and what do you do?” My name is Aliko Dangote and my assistant the young man replied. “I am a trader, a businessman impressed Benson Idahosa responded, “The World will get up for you” Christian passengers responded “Amen.” My God will bless you! God will take you and your business beyond Africa and bless you beyond measure.” Before descending the steps, Idahosa turned and raised his hands with tears in his eyes, praised the Lord and blessed the remaining passengers for their patience. As all spontaneously clapped, he said see you on ‘Redemption Hour’ on Sunday. T.L and Daisy Osborn boarded plane for their next flights. God blesses the obedient to eat the good of the land says. Isaiah 1:19 says helping others makes God Help you. Indeed, the world stands up for Aliko Dangote Nigerian Billionaire($16.3Bn networth) presently the 23rd richest in the world and the richest in Africa. He flies one of the best jets in the country. So believe in the LORD GOD to Establish you, believe his Prophets to prosper according to 2 Chronicles 20:20. Dangote employs over 11,000 people, excluding contrators and the vendors, businesses that depend on Dangote to thrive. A humble man, above all God blesses anyone in any country of the world because God is not respector of persons so not biased exclusively to only a selected privileged few. The most interesting part of this true living story is that the Christian Prophet blessed the Muslim man and his assistant willing to honour God’s WORDS through Benson Idahosa HIS servant now passed to be with the LORD in Glory.
All was well for Alhaji Kassim Ajisebata. Business was booming, prospects were looming and he had friends in high places. He was a well-known business man in Kaduna, Nigeria, well established and wealthy. But these good times ended all too soon as his life took a tragic twist. His business collapsed and his close associates flee. Having lost everything he had labored for, he found himself moving from one spiritualist to another, desperate for a way out. The ‘way out’ they offered him came in the form of charms and mysterious items. In one extreme desperation, he was taken to a stream and taught some diabolical incantations. He was also given various evil items supposedly to restore his fortunes but he discovered that they did the absolute opposite. The items included pots with sand inside, black soap, a sponge, oil and other strange substances. He was also given a cloth from the graveyard which he was told to keep under his pillow. These practices isolated him from normal life. His friends became the dead and his comfort was the graveyard. Both day and night, he would be tormented by dead people, following him and hunting him down. He was a dead man living. With his body plagued with sickness, he began in earnest to seek for deliverance. One night in a dream, he saw many elderly people coming towards him and then he heard a voice say, “Go to Prophet T.B. Joshua”. At that instant, he woke up and determined to visit The SCOAN. Alhaji Kassim Ajisebata Sitting in The SCOAN Sunday Service the previous week, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua pointed him out, prophesying that he had some mysterious objects in his house. Confirming the prophecy, he declared that it was 100 percent accurate. He went back home and returned last Sunday with his diabolical items. He displayed the mysterious diabolical items before the children of God, exposing what he had previously hidden, even from his own wife. Emphasizing that these items are now rendered powerless, Alhaji Kassim Ajisebata spoke of the freedom he had received in spirit, soul and body after receiving the prophecy. Now, he no longer has nightmares or sees dead people. He has peace and rest of mind and is free from diabetes and many other afflictions that had turned his body into an altar of sicknesses. He advised people to run to God and not away from Him. Short of words to express her joy at the freedom that has now taken over her once fetish home, his wife thanked God for delivering the family.
Water, salt and oil used in the Bible in prayers to GOD. Father ALMIGHTY LORD GOD the MOST HIGH GOD in Jesus’ Name we call YOU through the Holy Spirit and pray to use water to drink to live and wash ourselves. Thank you for precious gift of water we pray and ask you to bless this water in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Thank YOU God for blessing water to continue to enjoying this gift. In Genesis 1:2, You sanctified water in the beginning, Your Spirit hovered above the waters. Peter 3:5 says “the heavens and earth formed out of water and by water by the Word of God. Hebrews 11:3 says through faith we understand world formed by Word of God so the things seen are made from invisible unseen things. YOU Sanctified water in the Holy Bible brings life into the seas and rivers miraculously by God’s Spirit to sustain life. We have life because we drink water and live earthly life. Thank YOU GOD for the water and food from earth irrigated fertile land by water to bring life to creation. We bless water in rivers in YOUR HOLY NAME; We bless lakes, oceans, ice deposits, mountains, sources of water and under surface of earth and atmosphere. 80% of the body and earth is water to sustain life. We bless water in our body, LORD God, bless us in Jesus Name. As water quenches thirst in Mark 9:41, clean our body to circulate blood flow distributing oxygen. Jesus the Living Water talked to the Samaritan woman in John 4:9-14. So Water from Jesus satisfies and refreshes releasing new life. References to water in Bible by Early Church practices used water to clean, detox, release new life. Living Water restores life, brings health joy and happiness to help deepen faith in God. Water is important in our lives because the body needs water to live. It is said without water body survives not more than 7days in good health. We are cleaned and redeemed by Living water Jesus Christ. Our LOVING FATHER GOD ALMIGHTY we thank YOU for leading your people through waters of the Red Sea to freedom to the Promised Land. The water parted to save Israel but same water drowned Egyptians as God heard their cry so delivered them. God remembered Covenant made with Abraham and descendant King David to put Seed on his Throne. Thank you Jesus for passing through the deep waters of death to open the way of salvation for us. Send the Holy Spirit to sanctify this water to wash us as we use the water. Jesus was buried and rose again so all in Christ rise with him to find freedom as God’s Children in Christ forever. We praise you, LOVING FATHER, for the gift of YOUR Son Jesus baptized in the River Jordan. You sanctified water in person of YOUR SON Jesus Christ baptized in water in river by John the Baptist. Your Spirit came on Him to reveal Him YOUR Beloved Son to hear Jesus your true Messiah. He sent followers to baptize all who turn to Him sanctified by baptism with water in the Name of God the Father the Son and the Holy Spirit. Now, Father, we ask you to bless this water so those baptized in it are cleaned in the water of life. And filled with YOUR Holy Spirit to know they are YOUR Beloved children, safe in Christ forever. As YOU sanctified water in the Holy Scripture miraculously to wash lepers clean and cured Naaman, army commander from Syria healed so cures-all diseases as the water touched their body in the Name of Jesus Christ. Oh Lord God, help us to live by faith in your goodness and love and to have faith in your healing power, faith in your deliverance, faith in your blessings, faith in your Mercy, faith in your plan for our lives in Jesus Name. Thank you Father God that you can use anybody including a housemaid to tell her master commander of Syrian army to seek prophet in Israel for his healing. Miraculously you directed the prophet to ask him to go and bath seven times in river Jordan. Although angry and he felt embarrassed for publicly displaying his secret leprosy disease changed his mind and was healed. The Glory goes to Jesus for the healing power imparted through GLORY OF GOD. God’s Living Spirit is in water because His Spirit hovered over water to produce fish and sea mammals to sustain life. The miracle power using water once again is manifested by God to prove God uses any method HE likes to heal people who have faith to believe to receive freedom from pain, affliction, shame, stress. Drinking water is highly recommended healthy lifestyle to boost blood oxygen circulation. Water cleans both the inside and outside of the body to keep clean and healthy daily. Clean water sprinkled on a person after prayer cleans all the impurities of idols. In Ezekiel 36:25 God sprinkles the clean water to clean all uncleanness from all idols to clean you in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Clean water washes defilement to understand God’s WILL and to restore conscience. Effects of spiritual filth is cleaned by a sprinkling of clean water makes clean, healed pure. So Naaman wished to pay but offer refused took the worship of God of Israel and on the soil of Israel, Jehovah’s own land taken back to Syria to remind him to serve God and freely by choice. Bible Mysteries and the Prophecies fulfill Messiah Yeshua Jesus sending of Holy Spirit from Heaven in the form of fire. Fills some like lightning in forehead and travels through body like a million volts of beautiful warm electricity. The Ruach haKodesh Holy Spirit flows like water rushed through the body. During Sukkot priests in Jerusalem Temple sacrificed 70 bulls as sin offerings to the LORD to forgive the sins of the 70 nations in the world. Messianic prophecy of Zechariah 14:3 says of Sukkot and Yeshua one day will fight nations against Jerusalem on Mount of Olives and mountain will split in two. Yeshua returns to rule earth and Zechariah verses 16–19 says people on earth who survive battle are required to visit Jerusalem each year to worship the King, Lord Almighty, to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or they will have no water or rain. Average a person last without food 30 days but without water seven days. Pool of Bethesda is a living history testimony of water to clean, heal sick. Jesus healed the disabled man on a Sabbath day waiting for 38 years for the angel to stir the water to be healed. All souls thirsty for God will be filled in John 7:37–38, Jesus says: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me to drink believes in Me, as Scripture said, streams of Living water will flow within him.” Yeshua fulfilled the water pouring ceremony at Sukkot! God performs miracles during 40 years in desert Leviticus 23:33-43, provided manna, sandals and clothes never wore out. Fall harvest in Exodus 23:16 one of three Biblical holidays Jewish people go to Jerusalem to worship the LORD. In John 7:2–3, it says: “When the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles came Yeshua’s brothers said to Him, ‘You ought to leave here and go to Judea. Jesus went to Temple in Jerusalem with disciples to celebrate Feast of Tabernacles ate meals and slept in sukkah booth and fulfilled prophetic water pouring ceremony of Sukkot. Morning procession of priests go to Pool of Siloam accompanied by men and women dancing to the LORD with music rejoicing. At the Pool priest drew water with golden pitcher, other priests recite Isaiah 12:3, You will draw water in joy from wellspring of salvation (Ushavtem mayim b’sason mimayney haYeshuah. A Jewish circledance song Mayim, Mayim (Water, Water) sang. The Pool of Siloam symbols well of salvation Hebrew word Salvation means Messiah Yeshua. At Temple thousands wait for procession return from Pool of Siloam announced by three-fold trumpet blasts. The priest with golden pitcher approach altar and pours water offering while musicians play holy instruments and all sing Hallel in Psalms 113–118. John 7:37 says Yeshua was there during the Water pouring ceremony, and He declared in a loud voice: “If anyone is thirsty, let him come to Me and drink. Whoever believes in Me, as the Scripture said, streams of living water will flow from within him in John 7:37–38. At Sukkot, Hallel is sung in synagogues around the world. People sing Psalm 118:22 Bible Messianic Prophecy about Yeshua!
A day after Yeshua proclaims He is the fulfillment of Psalm 118:22, He healed a man blind from birth spit on the ground made some mud with saliva, and put it on the man’s eyes. Yeshua said to him, “Go and wash in Pool of Siloam water the priest drew holy water and priests recited: “With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.” The man went and washed and can see!!! Yeshua healed him physically and his eyes were spiritually opened to believe Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel. Jesus fulfilled the Scriptures and used holy living water to heal as apostolic churches still do today. Holy Spirit open “eyes of understanding to see things of God better than before in Ephesians 1 :18. God creates man in HIS OWN Image to give understanding if Spirit joined to God through the soul. Sin contaminates so separates from God flow of Holy Spirit hindering answers to prayer. Clean water restores to God and gives a righteous relationship to God to understand God better, gain knowledge, insight into God’s plans and purpose for your life. Clean water sprinkled on you brings the living Presence of God to you so a better worshipper. The clean water, sprinkled with washing of water by the word washes and regenerates the mind, body, Spirit and soul made alive to God in Mercy by the Grace of God, restoring the glory of man obtained by salvation in Christ. So sprinkles clean water from heaven God’s dwelling place drops on you cleans by miracle power operating on you washes sin so the Light of God, comes to expel darkness so your deeds are reproved in John 3:19, 20 so we see light in God’s Light. Gospel is preached as faith comes by hearing Word of God in Spirit and in Truth it penetrates your mind and heart to stir your conscience. So you shine more towards perfect day in Prov. 4:18. You read Scriptures more so hear the Truth to increase belief and Trust God and Obey HIM more. So the sprinkling of clean water on you keeps you in harmony with God. Abomination of sin and curse of the law is removed by God from you to submit to the WILL of God in humility. God sprinkles clean water to remove stiff stubborn neck to please God. Your conscience is cleaned from guilt and weight of sin to enjoy the blessings of God by Jesus Atoning Blood He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water in John 7:38. The reward of faith is great and endless. So believer enjoys life more even more abundantly in Jesus Name. The River of Life cleans iniquity that pollutes to defiles Spirit of God stops vile abominations in Christ. Jesus heals self-loathing self-abhorrence blocking eyes from love of HOLY God so cleans to renew Spirit to receive pardon and the forgiveness in Christ purifying efficacy. And the Blood of Jesus sets you free from sin and sorrow to wash away guilt of filthy sin. A clean heart bears good fruits of Holy Spirit in Galatians 5:23, gentle, kind, tender, submissive obedient to Word of God. You set your heart on the things above seated in Heavenly places in the world but not part of it so shapes and forms, your affection to love God in Christ love people as Jesus dwells in your heart sits at the right hand of God. Clean water sprinkled on body changes you to new creation in Christ, old things pass away. The love of God shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit kindles joy of the LORD GOD in you a testimony to all who see you. Jesus washed the feet of disciples by water to make clean and Peter said, “Lord, not my feet only, but my hands and my head.” Jesus said,“If I wash you not you have no part with me, a person who has a bath needs to wash feet as the whole body is clean. A clean water sprinkled on you cleans face eyes washes away mucky life. Christ blood washes renewed Spirit daily continually to keep you clean. Ephesians 5:26 says you are made holy, cleaned by washing with water through the Word of God as water clean believers to heal and make whole. The word of God is sharper than two-edged sword, cuts through marrow and bones discern thoughts of the mind and hearts. GOD knows inner thoughts of the mind and sees deep into hearts. Anything not of God is flushed out by the Living Water ministered in Jesus Name. And Jesus Walks on Water in Matthew 14:22-36; Mark 6:45-56; John 6:16-24 to teach us to keep our eyes on Jesus. Let us keep looking up to Jesus the author and finisher of our faith. He makes it a point that by faith Peter too could walk on water. This event is very significant for lesson on faith in biblical account proving Jesus’ miracle of walking on water convinced disciples that He was indeed the Son of God and not a ghost as they thought. Jesus again demonstrated HIS Power and authority over elements walked on water under His Feet. This context shows that water teaches us lesson Peter too walked on water by faith keeping eyes on Jesus. SoPeter in Acts 5: 12-16 and Paul in Acts 19: 11, 12 by their hands as apostles did many signs and wonders among people. Acts 5:15-16 says sick people brought to streets on beds and couches so shadow of Peter passing by heals them. 16 There came multitudes out of cities round about to Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and those vexed with unclean spirits so they were all healed. In Acts 19:11 God did special miracles by Paul 12 so from his body brought to sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and diseases departed from them, and evil spirits went out of them. These texts together shared mystery of God through Holy Spirit in Jesus Name in New Testament accounts. Christian church in Jerusalem used faith in God witnessed in healing miracles apostles performed including casting out of evil spirits. People from all around v. 16, too many, it was impossible for apostles to lay their hands on everyone. Peter the leader had power to heal in his person so his shadow of passing was sufficient to cure. Luke refered to healing power in his Gospel 8:43-44 about woman with flow of blood for twelve years touched fringe of His garment so flow of blood ceases at once. Lord Jesus declared “in the presence of people” she is healed of affliction touching His clothing, said, “Daughter your faith made you well go in peace.” It is good to understand that the workings of God’s Grace through people in Jesus Name. In Acts 19:19 Paul burnt all magic and spell books, charms, amulets because God forbids consulting mediums for advise or help. Fire cleans and purifies dross like water, salt or oil sanctifies the believer to become holy to enter GOD’S PRESENCE through BLOOD of Jesus. God uses things to set free and to maintain salvation daily.Jesus calms strong windstorm raging at sea while in the boat with the disciples. Jesus got into a boat so disciples followed him and there arose a great storm at sea so the boat swamped by waves but Jesus was asleep. They woke him, saying, “Save us, Lord; we are perishing.” He said to them “Why are you afraid, you of little faith?” He rose and rebuked storm at sea and said PEACE BE STILL so there was great calm. The men marveled, said, “What sort of man is this even winds and sea obey Himsays Matthew 8:23-27. The Lord of heaven and earth will move mountains and still raging seas by faith in Jesus Name. Navigating stormwaves that rock and roll boat but through it all, Jesus keeps stopping attack of evil to try to drown God’s people in lifestorms. The confidence is knowing we are not alone Jesus is with and Holy Spirit prays for us in Romans 8:26. It may feel like Jesus is not listening or not understand why prayers aren’t answered but the Lord sees challenges and brings help. Trust Jesus in control in wonderful calm in the face of our storm while the storm rages knowing that the storm will pass, or the Lord will still the seas and order the winds to cease. Because lifestorms come and go so we face tomorrow because Jesus lives in us in God.
PRAYER IS MADE AFTER CLEANSING
- Petitions to God, direct prayers to God grants specific requests in the Bible, Church’s writings, rabbinic literature, Torah, Talmud, Today.
- Invoke Holy Spirit of God Calling upon Holy Spirit of God help evoke Spirit of God in prayer to support an individual or group. If cannot pray yourselves then Holy Spirit intercedes through groaning tears.
- Focus on God in Christ helps to train a person praying to focus on Almighty God by meditating on the word of God. So worthy to enter His Presence through Jesus Blood.
- Divine Support Prayer to God in Jesus Name to help seek Divine support through Spirit of God.
- Transforms Life by prayer to seek God to change our human nature through prayer to strengthen us to live according to the word of God.
- For prayer of Intercession GOD says in Jeremiah 29:7 Seek PEACE in city you live, pray to LORD God for city’s peace is your peace… 11 I know the thoughts I think towards you says the LORD God thoughts of peace so not of evil to give you an expected hope in the end. 12 So call on ME, pray to ME and I will hear you. 13Seek and find ME, Search for ME with all your heart.
- Cleans from idol contamination to sanctify to be Holy and acceptable to God Almighty. God’s power over idols was shown when dagon fell and broke to pieces in presence of Ark of Covenant in the Bible after capturing it in war against Israel.
USES OF SALT FOR PRAYER IN BIBLE
The phrase ‘the salt of the earth’ from Bible, in Matthew 5:13 says you are the salt of the earth: but if salt loses savour how can it salt. Excellent meaning of the salt of earth by Jesus refers to value of salt in same way believers are valued by God. Salt is used as symbol of sacred sign in ancient Israel in Numbers 18:19 and 2 Chronicles 13:5 as a salt covenant of friendship so eating salt together is sign of friendship. Penalty for violating a salt a covenant was death. Salt cleans rivers to remove the toxic bitterness to restore life referenced in Scripture in 2 Kings 2:19-22 as prophet Elijah poured the salt into Jericho’s water springs. The water was detoxified and made pure once salt was released into it. Jesus refers to salt in Luke 14:34-35 about believer’s impact on the earth by His teachings in the Bible. Salt is important it paid wages of Roman army so word, ‘sal’ + ary = salary. Salt enhances food taste and is a preservative. Salt keeps roads safe in the winter against slippery roads and to prevent chaos on roads and pedestrians falling. Salt is used in saline treatments and salt is mixed with water to hydrate body fluid level to restore health by mouth or drip in veins into the body. Salt is sprinkled directly onto surfaces and with prayer to consecrate property dedicated to God to restore premises invaded by the evil spirit demons. Salt is sprinkled in rooms or across threshold or in other places to invoke God’s Divine protection cover. In time of Jesus salt is used to clean and to sanctify by special deliverance prayers in church. Salt is given to people before entering Catholic church for a baptism many times in a year in specific rites of cross traced on forehead, tasted blessed salt repeated often. Augustine blessed regularly with sign of Cross seasoned with God’s salt. Salt used to heal a mind drenched or weakened by stress of the world. Salt is used to bless catechumens or in the baptism of infants in church.
- Gather and consecrate salt.
- Read aloud Psalm 103.
- Obtain clean natural water.
- Sprinkle holy salt in water
- Pray over the water solution
- Invoke Holy Spirit on water
- Ask God and Jesus to Intervene
- Use your Holy water in Jesus Name
- Thank God for answer to prayer
- Testify of the Goodness of God.
OIL USED TO ANOINT/PRAY IN BIBLE
Use of oil in Scripture is multi-faceted so involves anointing of priests or released to heal. God uses the rivers and the land involving elements for visual prayer in God’s perspective to redeem or heal in Leviticus 25:23-24 or 2 Chronicles 7:14. Premium expensive perfume in Song of Solomon 1:12; 4:13–14 and gospels’ show woman anointed Jesus in Mark 14:3; and John 12:3. Spikenard is a pure perfumery in King James Version but translations say “pure nard.” Spikenard has a strong, distinctive aroma essential oil quality that clings to skin and hair so continues to give off scent perfume for a longer time. Some have the medicinal properties seethed in herbs as special ingredients used depends on a purpose for it. Mary of Bethany broke alabaster jar of spikenard in John 12:3 to wash Jesus’ feet with the oil as her best offering to show appreciation of her love for Him. This jar of spikenard ointment was of high value but poured it out on Him. Her extravagant gift it to show the best gift is worthy of her Lord, so she was willing to give everything as act of worship seen in Numbers 18:29. In John 12:7 Jesus told Judas the oil gift offered by her is valuable gift anointing Son of God is the Ultimate Sacrifice for world’s sin in John 1:29; 2 Corinthians 5:12. Mary’s act of anointing Jesus’ feet is a form of worship. And anointing oil is mentioned 20 times in Scripture used in Old Testament to pour on the head of high priest and descendants. Sprinkled in tabernacle on furnishings to mark as holy and set apart to the LORD God in Exodus 25:6; Leviticus 8:30; Numbers 4:16. The special “holy, anointing oils,” are strictly forbidden from reproducing for personal use in Exodus 30:32-33. The recipe for anointing oil in Exodus 30:23-24 contains myrrh, cinnamon and other natural ingredients. Anointing oil used in Mark 6:13 by the disciples is to anoint the sick and heal them. In Mark 14:3-9, Church elders anoint sick with oil for healing. In Hebrews 1:8-9 Christ lasts forever anointed by God, oil of gladness and Holy Ghost fire sent on Pentecost. Anointing by fire in Upper Room took place on the day of Pentecost and 3000 people saved. Oil is the symbol of Holy Spirit in the Bible seen in parable of the wise and foolish virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. Christians anointed by the Holy Spirit are led into all Truth by God’s Grace and Comfort so anointing from Holy One of God makes you know God’s Truth in 1 John 2:20. In the Bible olive oil is used to light lamps in Leviticus 24:2; Exodus 27:20. Olive oil is used for anointing in Exodus 30:23 – 25 or part of grain offering in Leviticus 2:1–10. The kings are anointed with olive oil sign, chosen by God to rule in 1 Samuel 16:1. Olive oil is used to sanctify priests in Exodus 29:7 and tabernacle and all furnishings in Exodus 40:9. Olive oil used in cooking as trees grow in Israel in Deuteronomy 8:7–8 and people use it for butter or animal fats. So olive oil symbolize joy and health in Jeremiah 31:12; Hebrews 1:9. In time of judgment olive oil is said to fails in Joel 1:10. Modern churches are built literally like times of Jesus and have practical application using water, salt and oil to heal and deliver in Jesus Name. Believers use anointing from God through Holy Spirit, the same yesterday, today and forever in Jesus Name. Jesus and disciples ministered using water as token symbol from God accordingly to express their faith in the Name of Jesus. Depending on needs of each church the water, salt and oil is used to minister and to deliver in Jesus’ Mighty Name. Thank God in Jesus Name for these gifts used by all who believe in using them today. Even if your church does not use these items you can still be healed in Jesus Name by prayer of faith yourself or in agreement with others as one believer defeats a thousand, so two defeats ten thousand according to the wisdom of God. Some prayers in private closet answered as the corporate prayer depending on needs in Jesus Name. It is good to understand Biblical principles to educate yourself to study to answer those who ask questions concerning the use of water, salt and oil for prayers in the church today. The Holy Spirit leads each person to use water, salt, oil as God directs them to use to minister in Jesus Name. Thanks and GLORY to God, Glory to Jesus for restoring mankind’s glory in forgiveness of sin so made whole again.
Bible verses on fasting help decide the kind of fast and purpose of fast. In Luke 4:2-4 Jesus Fasted and Prayed 2 for forty days and was then tempted by the devil. He ate nothing during those days so was hungry. 3 The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God then turn stones into bread.” 4 Jesus answered, “It is written man shall not live bread alone.’ Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29 in the Bible evil spirits of that kind is only driven out by prayer and fasting. Power of prayer and fasting enables intense time of prayer with God to focus more to seek the Face of God to become more empowered and receive God’s direction to take action. Except by prayer, answers and miracles from God are unattainable, hindered by spiritual wickedness in high places. Fasting is a Biblical normal part of Christian life in obedience for God to hear and answer prayer when HE wants to do so. People fast for various reasons in Bible, based on circumstances God is sought after. Prayer for breakthrough breaks barrier through power of the Holy Spirit’s outpouring. Fasting is part of God’s warfare strategy to defeat the demons of rebellion, pride, witchcraft, poverty and lack. When evil witchcraft spiritual attacks unfold God’s POWER manifest to destroy it in the Mighty Name of Jesus. The evil curses and witchcraft spells are broken and removed in the Name of Jesus to get solution to live in peace and experience healing from God in Jesus Name. Before starting a fast if you have any health or medical problems check with a doctor if on medication. A person starting fast, if first time, especially the young children fast half a day drinking water or fruit juice praying from 6am-12 noon is more than enough for God to answer prayer. If there are no health problems the next level is a full day fasting with water or fruit juice, to help the body to cope with withdrawal of food. If prayer or fasting lasts for three days it is wise to drink water or fruit juice to ensure the body is healthy and coping well. Jesus the Son of God’s body lasted without food for 40 days. An ordinary human body must be careful because the body lasts from two days to a week without liquids but the person’s health, weather and individual physical activity levels help determine how long a person lasts without water. Estimating how long bodies do without food or water tends to depend on weeks worth of reserve energy from food in the body already. Water regulates body temperature, digestion, waste disposal, hydration, 7 days is the maximum limit the body can cope. God’s General Robert Liardon once said, if prayer and fasting is not heard or answered by God within three days something is seriously wrong so join prayer agreement with matured mentor prayer warriors to deal with the root of persistent problem. If one defeat a thousand and two defeat ten thousand then to see value of corporate prayer in Jesus Name. Stop fasting immediately to seek deliverance and Godly direction to overcome challenges. Never start a dry fast without water and food more than three days unless trained Biblically first to know and understand the reasons for fasting. Do not fast for 7 days without any water or fruit unless you are under the authority and guidance of seasoned pastor among other believers for help or support. Do not copy people bragging of fasting: 10, 14, 21, 40, 70 days to think God will answer your prayer too. There is special reason long fasting is required in group fasting for the religious rituals. Children or sick people must never be forced to fast because you fast on behalf of family. The Bible allows intercession prayer on behalf of family household so everyone cannot be forced to partake in it before God HEARS. A personal prayer Jesus says, go into private closet to pray so God will hear to openly reward you.
Matthew 6:16-18 Fast in Secret
16 “When you fast, do not look sad like hypocrites to disfigure faces to show others you are fasting. Truly I tell you, you will not receive reward from God. 17 When you fast put oil on your head, wash your face 18 so it’s not obvious to others you are fasting, but only Father Goprayerssecret prayers to reward you.
Luke 18:1-12 Persistent Prayer
1. To prepare for ministry. Jesus spent 40 days and nights in wilderness fasting and praying before He did God’s work on earth. He spent time alone preparing for His Father’s work in Matthew 4:1-17; Mark 1:12-13; Luke 4:1-14.
2. To seek God’s wisdom. Paul and Barnabas prayed and fasted for elders of the churches before committing them to the Lord for His service in Acts 14:23.
3. To show grief. Nehemiah mourned, fasted, and prayed when he learned Jerusalem’s walls broke down, leaving the Israelites vulnerable and disgraced in Nehemiah 1:1-4.
4. To seek deliverance or protection. Ezra declared corporate fast and prayed for safe journey for Israelites as they travelled 900 miles to Jerusalem from Babylon in Ezra 8:21-23.
5. To repent. After Jonah’s judgements against Nineveh city, the king covered himself with sackcloth and sat in the dust with people to fast and pray for 40 days. In Jonah 3:10, “God saw how they turned from their evil ways so forgave
6. To gain victory. After losing 40,000 men in battle in two days, the Israelites cried to God for help. In Judges 20:26 the people went to Bethel, “sat weeping before the Lord.” They “fasted that day until evening.” The next day the Lord gave them victory over the Benjamites.
7. To worship God. Luke 2:37 says that 84 year old prophetess Anna never left temple but worshiped God night and day, fasting and praying, devoted to God and fasting expressing love for God.
Despite biblical examples throughout.