CAST OUT EVIL DOG DREAMS

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Loving calm dogs bring joy to people so are adorable and loyal to owners. In life evil dogs attacking people are put down so Philippians 3:2 in Bible says ”Beware of evil dog and evil worker’s concisions. Psalm 22:20, says Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from power of the dog.” In Matthew 12:43 “An unclean spirit goes out of a man, walks through dry places seeking rest if it finds none returns with seven worse spirits.” The demon spirit of dog in the dream is the marine sexual perversion. The dog through the dream blocks and pollutes destiny. This type of dream affect marriage, separate from God. A dog in dream means you are bondage of the devil. Whether a dog bites, chases, licks body, tears clothes, barks, moving tongues, in your house or compound training dog means covenant with sexual demon. Dream about dogs highlights sexual sins, backsliding or a marital problem, satanic bondage water spirit demons, temptation, evil friends against you, surrounded by demons or satanic bewitchment, spirit of anger or self hatred, the spirit of masturbation or uncontrollable character or adultery. If you see a dog in dream it means you are controlled by spirit of dog bondage that opens doors of sin and pride. So difficult for God to answer prayers speedily. If dream consistent do deep deliverance prayers to set your free in Jesus Name. INSTRUCTION: Embark on 7 days fasting and prayers from 6am-3pm. Pray with the following verses: Psalm 18:44, Matthew 9:13, 1 John 1:9, 2 Cor 10:3-6 PRAYER POINTS Father, I repent of all my sins committed in the past and present, in the Name of Jesus. Father, I ask for your mercy and forgiveness for my sin, in the Name of Jesus. I receive power to defeat evil dogs sent from the marine kingdom to cause problems in my life, in Jesus Name. Every evil dog barking against the blessings of God from locating me, shut up and die, in the Name of Jesus. Every agent of the devil using the spirit of dog to hold my life in bondage, break by fire, in Jesus Name evil covenant made over my life through the dog by water spirit, break by fire, in the Name of Jesus. A spiritual dog moving their tongue against me, die by fire, in the Name of Jesus. The arrow shot into my life in the dream by evil dogs, backfire, in the Name of Jesus. Evil seeds enemy sow into my life through this dream, be uprooted by fire, in the Name of Jesus. A spirit dog assigned to carry to push me into sin of fornication, gossip, backsliding etc, you are a liar, die, in the Name of Jesus. My life, reject the spirit of dog in the dream, in the Name of Jesus. Every strange dogs in the garden of my glory, disappear by fire, in the Name of Jesus. I bind legs of enemy  into my life, in the Name of Jesus. Every unclean spirit made our home their habitation quit, BE TERMINATED by fire in the Name of Jesus. Any of my glory the enemy is plans to steal through this dog dream, I chase you away to the pit in the river, in the Name of Jesus. Every unrepentant enemy vowed to make me cry this year, fall down and die, in the Name of Jesus. I paralyze the hands and legs of every power assigned to destroy me, in the Name of Jesus. Ancestral dog brought out from the shrine because of me, go back to sender, in Jesus Name Every agenda of the enemy that wants me to embrace sin, get out my life in the Name of Jesus. Doors opened for enemy to attack me in ignorance and sin I close it by fire, in the Name of Jesus. Spiritual dog posing as husband in dream, catch fire, in the Name of Jesus. You satanic dogs that appears to me whenever I am about to prosper, die by fire, in Jesus Name  Any sins magnetizing spiritual dog to attack me and my family get out of our life. I receive total repentance in Jesus Name. Any behaviour in me that affects my marriage and career, I get rid of you, go out of my life in Jesus Name. Holy Ghost fire, hide me and my family with your fire so my enemy will not see me, in the Name of Jesus. A spirit of dog in my life manifesting in my marriage, out of my life and expire today, in Jesus Name My Father, as I clap my hands the evil dog hiding in my dream and house, Fire of God, locate them and consume them to ashes in Jesus Name. Any curse from the dog barking, go back to sender, in Jesus Name. The dog spirit sleeping with me as spirit husband, catch fire, in the Name of Jesus. I release myself from the territory of satanic dogs in the name of Jesus. O God, let every dog poison and evil effect of serpentile activities in my life, be uprooted, in the Name of Jesus. Every spirit of dog, programmed into my body and home, I deprograme you in my life, in the Name of Jesus. HOLY GHOST FIRE BURN DOWN any man or woman using spiritual animals to try to frustrate our lives IN JESUS NAME. My Father, set me free from every bondage of sin in my life, set me free, in Jesus Name Blood of Jesus, wash all my sins away, in Jesus Name. I command evil dog programmer die in Jesus Name. The spirit of dog causing spouse to get tired of me die in Jesus Name. Things evil dog destroyed, stole, buried, I recover them 100 folds, in Jesus Name. Father, grant me the Grace to resist sin and evil in the Name of Jesus. Our homes will not be torn apart by enemy in Jesus Name (tell God secret sin). The reproductive organ of enemy programmed into my organ to cause childlessness, divorce, singleness, I reject you by fire, in the Name of Jesus. I cancel dreams seeing dogs copulating in Jesus name Every spirit of fornication holding me in bondage, break by fire, Every habit of masturbation, loose your hold over me, in Jesus name. I refuse to pollute my body and organs with others because of money and beauty, in Jesus Name I and my household are covered with the BLOOD of Jesus. Thank God for deliverance from the marine dog spirits in Jesus Name. Glory to God. Thank you Jesus for setting free from all evil spirits we are DELIVERED IN JESUS NAME!!!!!!!

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WATER/SALT/OIL BIBLE USES

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 waters which parted to save Israel are the same waters which drowned the EgyptiansThe 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. John 5:2–12, People gather around the pool of Bethesda 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) sangThe 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! 

  • 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 nota37316_imagen0_x5

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. 

  1. Gather and consecrate salt.
  2. Read aloud Psalm 103.
  3. Obtain clean natural water.
  4. Sprinkle holy salt in water
  5. Pray over the water solution
  6. Invoke Holy Spirit on water
  7. Ask God and Jesus to Intervene
  8. Use your Holy water in Jesus Name
  9. Thank God for answer to prayer
  10. Testify of the Goodness of God.

OIL USED TO ANOINT/PRAY IN BIBLEAOBLOG-Surprising

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. IMG_20180919_200245Anointing 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.

GOOD & EVIL FAST IN BIBLE

Proven health benefits of fasting

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 Jesus told his disciples this parable to show them they should always pray and not give up. 2 He said: In a certain town was a judge who did not fear God or cared what people thought. 3 There was a widow in town who kept going to him to plea, ‘Grant me justice against enemy’ 4 “For some time he refused but finally said to himself, ‘though I don’t fear God or care what people think because this widow keeps bothering me I will see to it she gets justice, so she won’t bother me’ ”6 The LORD said, “Listen to what an unjust judge says. 7 If so will God not bring justice for HIS chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will HE keep put them off? 8 I tell you, HE will see they get justice quickly. So when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on earth?” 9 Those confident of their own righteousness look down on everyone. Jesus told a parable: 10 “Two men went to temple to pray, a Pharisee and a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood and prayed: ‘God, I thank you I am not like others, robbers, evildoers, adulterers or like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give tenth of all that I get.’ An attitude of repentance and humility is essential for God’s intervention to fast:

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.
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1 Corinthians 7:5 Spouse Agrees

Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent for a time if devoting yourselves to prayer. Come together again so that satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control.

1 Samuel 7:7 Fighting Battles

Philistines heard Israel assembled at Mizpah when rulers of Philistine came to attack them. Israelites were afraid because of the Philistines so fasted.

2 Samuel 1:12 During Grieving

They mourned and wept and fasted till evening for Saul and son Jonathan, for the army of the LORD and for the nation of Israel fallen by the sword.

Acts 13:2 Choosing The Leaders

In worshiping the LORD and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart Barnabas and Saul for the work God called them.”

Acts 14:23 Appointing Elders

Paul and Barnabas appointed elders in each church with prayer and fasting, committed them to the LORD, in whom they had put their trust.

Daniel 10:3 God’s Intervention

I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.

Esther 4:16 Seeking God Favour

“Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. Do not eat or drink for three days, night or day. I and my attendants will fast too. Then I will go to the king, though it is against the law. And if I perish, I perish.”

Exodus 34:28 Seek God’s Face

Moses was with the LORD forty days and forty nights without eating bread or drinking water and wrote on tablets the words of covenant Ten Commandments.

Joel 2:12 During Repentance

The LORD, “said return with all your heart with fasting, weeping, mourning.”

Luke 18:12 Godly Duty To Fast

Fast twice a week give tenth of asset.

Nehemiah 1:4 For Intercession

When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For days, mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Psalm 69:10 Personal Prayer

10 I weep and fast and endure scorn.

Psalm 35:13-14 God’s Healing

13 When they were ill I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. If my prayers return to me unanswered, 14 I go about mourning as though for friend or brother. I bow my head in grief like weeping for my mother.

Joel 2:12-13 God’s Forgiveness

12 “Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning.” 13 Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for HE is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and HE relents from sending calamity.

Acts 13:3-4 To Go On A Mission

3 After they fasted and prayed, placed their hands on them and sent them off. 4 The two went on their way with Holy Spirit to Seleucia and sailed to Cyprus.

Daniel 9:3-5 To Return to God

3 I turned to the LORD God and pleaded with HIM in prayer, petition, fasting in sackcloth and ashes. 4 I prayed to LORD God and confessed: “LORD the great and awesome God, who keeps covenant of love with those who love HIM and keep HIS commandments, 5 we sinned, done wrong, been wicked, rebelled so turned away from your commands and laws.

2 Samuel 12:15-17 To Save Lives

15 Nathan went home, the LORD struck the child Uriah’s wife had with David so he became ill. 16 David pleads with God for the child. He fasted, spent nights in sackcloth on the ground. 17 The elders of his household stood beside him to get him up from the ground, but he refused, and did not eat any food with them.

1 Kings 21:25-27 Godly Humility

Ahab sold himself to do evil in the eyes of the LORD, urged on by Jezebel his wife. 26 He behaved in vilest manner by going after idols like Amorites the LORD drove out before Israel. 27 Ahab heard God’s words from prophet Elijah, tore his clothes, put on sackcloth fasted, lay in sackcloth and went around humbly.

Ezra 8:21-23 For Travel Mercy

21 By Ahava river, I proclaimed a fast, to humble ourselves before God and ask HIM for a safe journey for us and our children, with all our possessions. 22  I did not ask the king for soldiers and his horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because told the king, “The gracious hand of our God is on all those who look to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him.” 23 So we fasted and petitioned our God on this, and he answered our prayer.

Jonah 3:5-9 To Stop God’s Anger

5 The Ninevites believed God. A fast was proclaimed, and all of them, from the greatest to the least, put on sackcloth. 6 When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh he rose from throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. 7 This is the proclamation he issued in Nineveh: “By the decree of the king and his nobles: Do not let people or animals, herds or flocks, taste anything; do not let them eat or drink. 8 But let people and animals be covered with sackcloth. Let everyone call urgently on God. Let them give up their evil ways and their violence. 9 Who knows? God may relent with compassion turn from his fierce anger so we will not perish.”1312816044_1101-300x298

Isaiah 58:3-7 Be Kind to People

3 ‘Why did we fast,’ they say and not yet seen result? We humbled ourselves, did you notice?’ “On the day of fasting, you do as you please, exploit your workers. Your fast ends in fighting, strife and in striking others with wicked fists. And so cannot fast that way and expect your voice to be heard by God. 5 Is this the kind of fast I have chosen, only a day for people to humble themselves? Is it only for bowing one’s head like a reed and for lying in sackcloth and ashes? Is that what you call a fast day acceptable to the LORD? 6 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose chains of injustice to untie the cords of the yoke, to set oppressed free and break every yoke? 7 Is it not to share your food with the hungry to provide poor wanderer with shelter when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Despite the biblical examples throughout Scripture, the wicked people fast too, using fear, ignorance or rebellion to compel others to indulge in evil actions. Jezebel used a witchcraft magic to influence people to cast mind bending spells to manipulate people to join her to attack Naboth. Like going to native witchdoctors, Baal idol worshippers to fast three days to attack Naboth to kill him for his family land king Ahab coveted after murder. It is necessary to know unbelievers fast to their gods to dedicate themselves and to celebrate their feasts. Spiritualists and a new age meditation fast to cleanse their body and thoughts. Medical treatments requires people to abstain from food for long hours for better access to organs to check in details the damaged tissues. It is used to help some medications work better in the body. Therefore the motive and purpose of a fast is very important before starting fast. It’s good to build up and prepare body well fed in advance if going to fast for a long time. Combining prayer and fasting with deliverance is the best way to achieve best results. It is not the length of days of fasting that is a condition for receiving answer. It is the attitude of repentance, humility, Mercy, Grace, lamentations, Kindness, Favour of God that touches God’s heart to hear and forgive people. God decides time to help in HIS Own way it’s not starvation that forces God to answer prayer. If its starvation that caused God to answer prayer the hungriest people all over the would be most blessed. In addition, the fast must be accompanied by realistic practical solutions available it is not by torturing the flesh that brings miracles. You get closer to God through the Name and the BLOOD of Jesus if a born-again Christian believer. Deliverance through a deeper matured deliverance minister is necessary in extreme cases to be free from demons causing family problems. Some cases need God’s wisdom, support from friends and family and the right organisations. In the western world the resources available can help without a fast. Fasting is for spiritual growth and devotion as well as God’s intervention. Help must be sought through available means spiritually, physically to ensure emotional well-being of those fasting. The devil comes to steal, kill to destroy so check your heart about motives and purpose of your fast. Fasting or praying to covet another person’s spouse, break marriage to marry partner, fast to take another’s property as in Naboth’s case is witchcraft in 1 Kings 21:12. To proclaim fast to take Naboth’s asset is greed, envy and jealousy. Jezebel’s plot got what she wanted from a fast but God ALMIGHTY judged them immediately. In the Bible in Acts 23:12-35 people plot to kill Paul the next morning. Some Jews vowed by oath not to eat or drink until they kill Paul. The fanatics want to kill Paul for believing in resurrection, angels, Holy Spirit did not like his teachings in the Bible. A group of more than forty Jews vowed to kill Paul but he managed to escape on a tip off from his sister’s son. They lied Paul is troublemaker, stirs up riots among Jews all over the world as a ringleader of Nazarene sect to desecrate temple seized him. Agrippa examined him to  learnt truth about false charges against him. The other Jews joined in accusation asserting lies were true. The governor let Paul speak but accusers did not find him arguing with anyone at the temple, stirred crowd in the synagogues or anywhere else in city did not prove charges made. Admits he worshipped God of ancestors, follows of way of laws written in prophets with hope in God as the men in resurrection of the righteous and wicked, his conscience clear before God and man. Paul is sent to Rome after two years so lived and preached until his death during Nero’s rule. Attacks by evil fast makes people hungry, angry and violent so seems to get away with it but years later God judges the bloodlust damage caused to others. You may not later like what you fasted and prayed for. Let God’s words guide you in Spirit and in Truth in Jesus Name to supply all your needs from heaven. Do speak to people despite fasting for God uses human beings to answer prayer or needs in Jesus Name. God will not come down personally physically in front of you to give you the miracles. So speak to people as God may reveal your needs in advance to them to provide your needs through them. Use practical wisdom so not let shame or embarrassment cause you to hide in isolation overwhelmed by fear or frustration in anger against God yet fasting. Its good to fast appropriately as Bible requires but not to ‘crucify’ the flesh recklessly in the Name of God. Fasting alone is not enough in satanic cult deliverance so needs God’s prophet to cast that demon out in the Mighty Name of Jesus. Some problems need Spiritual Father in the LORD to guide and support you. So don’t in silence seek help in Jesus Name. GLORY to God.


HAPPIER IN BIGGER HOUSE?

isbUK is said experiencing a dire shortage of living space, but does having more room necessarily make people more content? It is common to hear concerns about pokey new-builds and sky-high rents forcing people into ever smaller homes. But the reality is that living spaces in England and Wales are larger than ever, with the average home increasing from 88 to 90 square metres between 2004 and 2016. Instead, the issue is distribution of space is more unequal. The owner occupiers has lots of space compared with young renters sharing a home with several others. In 2017, about 28% of UK households contained one person, up from 17% in 1971. But the proportion of families and individuals sharing private rented housing has almost tripled since 1992 to 6.6%, according toresearch by the Resolution Foundation think tank. So, does more space always mean happier occupants, or is there a cut-off point?Housing in numbers datapic

Status and neighbours

A London-based colleague recently told me about her aunt coming to visit her from Hong Kong. Upon seeing her shoe-box bedroom, she was filled not with pity, but with envy. The aunt had grown up seven people to one room, and thought this living arrangement the height of luxury. This illustrates how the level of space that we expect or aspire to can depend on what we are used to. Even after people move to a bigger house, it may not take long for them to start to feel like they don’t have enough. Surveying almost 1,000 people who chose to upsize their home, my research found that housing satisfaction initially increased after a move by 1.2 points on a seven-point scale. But within three years, this rise had diminished by about 30% as people’s space expectations increased.Chart showing housing satisfaction rises before a house move before diminishing

You might think that people with very big houses would be more satisfied with their property. Found increase beyond four rooms per person resulted in no uplift in housing satisfaction at all. This category is likely to include some older people who would like a smaller space but are reluctant to leave the family home. Even for the average household, more space may not necessarily lead to more happiness. Our space expectations are conditioned by where lived before, but by neighbours. Because house size is status symbol feels worse off if other people get larger houses. A recent US study found increase in size of largest 10% of superstar houses had significant negative effect on their neighbours, Woman prepares food with her daughterThose people who moved into a bigger home, previous surveys have suggested people would be prepared to have less living space overall if it meant less than others. Rising cost of ‘normal’ is not to say everyone is consciously competing with their neighbours over who has the biggest house. Most concern of a house size may stem from underlying desire to fit in to do things considered “normal.”  This could be having dinner around the family table or watching TV on the sofa which requires what is considered to be a “normal” level of living space. If home sizes increase then so does the amount of space we feel like we need just to keep up. If all have space for home gym having friends round for a workout could well become as normal as having them round for dinner.Couple looking at big houseCounting the costs as a nation, do not seem to be getting any happier with our housing, even though living space and housing conditions have improved for many people. The US-based study draws similar conclusions. It suggests people living in a detached house, satisfaction stayed the same since the 1980s as the amount of space per person has grown by about 40%, to more than 900 square feet. People moving into bigger homes comes with costs. Spending more on housing means people incurring more mortgage debt, working longer hours, or commuting longer distance, building more homes has significant irreversible environmental costs. An overwhelming case is to provide genuinely affordable housing for those suffering in cramped, unaffordable living conditions. Beyond this increase is if average living spaces improve wellbeing society is debated. This analysis piece was commissioned by the BBC from an expert working for an outside organisation. Dr Chris Foye is knowledge exchange associate with the University of Glasgow, UK Collaborative Centre for Housing Evidence. His role is building relationships between housing researchers, policymakers, practitioners and residents. 

DEFIBRILLATOR SAVES LIFE

article-1329133-0BFE2B7F000005DC-908_468x322Using defibrillator recently installed at a boy’s school highlights urgent training for public to use them. A 15-year-old’s life is saved by father after Ethan Askew started to feel ill in sports class and told his teacher before he stopped breathing and collapsed in his arms. Stuart Askew works as premises manager at Steiner Academy school at Much Dewchurch in Herefordshire, which his son attends, and ran to deliver emergency aid. He said afterwards: It was very scary, but I remembered we had a defibrillator so didn’t doubt it will be OK ending. NHS England and NHS Scotland are joining British Heart Foundation and Microsoft over next 12 months to create database of defibrillators across UK. The move is in response to figures of public-access to defibrillators used is less than 3% of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests British Heart Foundation says it “significantly reduces the survival chances of tens of thousands of people each year.” Stuart says the device was “very easy” to use, acknowledges considering the stressful circumstances. “Thank God this terrible and frightening experience turned into life saving of son. Ambulance arrived in five minutes and Ethan was taken to the hospital and put in induced coma. Tests revealed one of his coronary arteries is too narrow as random genetic condition and because he exercised so much, not enough oxygen was getting to his heart.Ethan Askew went back to school to see his friends three days after his double coronary bypassThree days after his operation Ethan surprised his friends at school and was filled in on what went on at school the day he collapsed. Ethan had surgery to replace his artery. Now 16, he says he’s fully recovered and “even better than before.” He says it feels like a bizarre dream. “I still can’t believe it happened. Honestly I can’t remember anything from that day. I can remember the day before and I can’t remember anything in past until I woke up from my induced coma and then after that it was a bit hazy.” And he was not fully aware it was his Dad that saved him. “Everything was so overwhelming, I didn’t really acknowledge it that much. I kind of just accepted everything that happened from then on. “They only told me they put it in two days before after I came out of hospital, so was quite a surprise.”IMG_20180810_075002Ethan AskewEthan was hiking in the Brecon Beacons six months after his collapse. But Stuart says things could be very different. “He was due to go on his Duke of Edinburgh silver expedition the week after, which means he’d have been in the middle of the Brecon Beacons. We’re so fortunate that it happened within sight almost of a community defibrillator.” The first thing Stuart did when he went back to work was to register the defibrillator with the West Midlands Ambulance service. He says people shouldn’t be scared to use them in an emergency, even if they haven’t had any first aid training. “Have the confidence that the device is there to help. As soon as you unzip pack only one or two buttons to press and the device tells you what to do. “Don’t be afraid and just know that you’re doing some good – you have the potential to save someone’s life having the guts to go get this device is really is having confidence to grab it to help save somebody’s life. Airports, village halls, railway stations and nationwide is now available so look out for them. You can help save 30,000 people who suffer cardiac arrest away from hospital each year.  Chances of survival are as high as 75 per cent if defibrillation is delivered rapidly. British Heart Foundation said at least 230 lives are saved already. A heart attack is the main cause of cardiac arrest, when the heart stops effectively pumping blood around body and goes into ventricular fibrillation, meaning the muscles are contracting randomly rather than regularly so heart stops. A defibrillator uses electricity to shock the heart out of this lethal rhythm and back to normal. From the moment one stops breathing, it takes four minutes before brain starts to die. Applying a controlled shock within five minutes of collapse provides best chance of survival. For every minute heart stopped, chances of staying alive reduced by 14 per cent. It is important to remember you can be someone to use defibrillator,’ says Clive James, St John Ambulance trainer. The AED automatically carries out many of the key stages of resuscitation, such as recognising electrocardiogram rhythm (ECG). ‘This assesses whether the heart is shockable,’ says James. ‘In 80 per cent of cases it will be.’ Shoppers at London's Westfield practice using a defibrillatorShoppers at Westfield practice using a defibrillator, 10,000 AEDs placed in shopping centres, airports, village halls and railway stations. If cardiac arrest has not occurred, rhythm incompatible, a shock not administered. So sensitive are machines they assess how strong the shock needs to be so most city’s Tube and train stations, international airports, churches, schools or in the markets to provide AEDs on sites placed in small white boxes on walls around these places to notice in advance in case you need to help someone. Open the box and lift out the AED to find a small package containing two sticky pads you plug into the main AED box similar to a child’s lunchbox. Its latest technology of adhesive pads for better contact with skin than traditional paddles. The gyms need AED trained volunteers to help the fitness instructors during emergency. A defibrillator pack has turn on machine instruction’s so voice says put pads on a patient’s chest and press buttons.Alice Smellie with a defibrillator pack

Carefully lay the two large, white sticky pads on bare chest, one up near right shoulder and the other down by the left ribs. The normal-electro impulse starts in the top right-hand side of the heart and passes to the bottom left-hand side. The machine’s electricity pass through heart’s normal route. The AED tells you it checks heart rhythm. ‘Clear!’ Means press the orange shock button if heart in arrest, the shock brings back rhythm but for training pads no current runs through. It is crucial to remember the medic and onlookers take care not to touch patient. ‘There are no recorded cases of injury, but it’s not worth risking an electric shock. Importance of AEDs is remember to locate and use them and be sure to supply at least three in small premises and 20 in large complexes of playing sports centres. Clinically dead for minutes saved by the defibrillator available and someone prepared to use it. Defibrillators need onsite training for volunteers to test out AED on dummy. Shoppers be aware where its available, as public allowed its use in emergency. Ideally people should be trained, but lack of training shouldn’t stop use,’ says Dr Jasmeet Soar, of the Resuscitation Council, body behind recent change in regulation. Studies show schoolchildren are able to turn them on and follow the instructions. Trained first-aider may not be at the sight of collapsed patient so people can help save lives. Generis, 37, saved two lives using defibrillator said  help save someone. He felt buzz as the paramedics arrived and they told him he brought patients back.’ If one suffers cardiac arrest there’s a good chance of survival thanks to AED in sports and social clubs. AEDs are everywhere. And that’s very reassuring.Rebecca Shorrocks and Paul F Taylor in hospitalIts always recommended to see a doctor for regular check ups if you feel unwell with changes in your body you cannot understand. It may be the sign of other health issues so take your life seriously and get help immediately. A commedian last year found she had arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, ARVC condition similar to the Premier League footballer Fabrice Muamba’s collapse on the pitch during an FA Cup game in 2012. He recovered although his heart stopped for 78 minutes, but it ended his career as a top-flight footballer. Paul F Taylor’s wife Becky Shorrocks spent two weeks in hospital, where she was eventually diagnosed with ARVC. The condition is rare but they think there are more people living with it unawares Shorrocks says. With 80% of people it’s found post-mortem so pretty lucky that they did discovered it.” After diagnosis, Shorrocks was fitted with an internal defibrillator, which shocks her when her heart rate rises to a dangerous level. Above all take a personal care of health, eat, rest, sleep, drink plenty of water. Remember God is life Giver so honour and preserve life. It is good to press the chest to kick start or give the kiss of life. Learn more about reviving people using massage in places where there is no defibrillator. People use massage and rely totally on prayer in the Mighty Name of Jesus of Nazareth to raise the dead. GLORY be to God.

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THE NEW GLORIFIED BODIES

Glorified body of Jesus meets disciplesChristian believers in Christ in the grave wait for new glorified bodies like Jesus’ Resurrected body during Rapture. John 5:25 & 5:28 says a time will come dead in graves will hear shout and come out of the graves in first resurrection. Jesus’ Glorified body looks exactly as He lived so was seen and recognised, some touched His wounds and ate with Jesus on many occasions. Jesus went through the walls of a locked door of the Upper Room and interacted with people. 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 says dead in Christ will rise first then we who are alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to heaven. During Rapture Bible says in a twinkle of an eye the dead will arise alive first and given new glorified body with those alive before ascending to heaven. God will revitalise dead human figures to resurrect and make them alive again. In Matthew 27:52-53, Jesus’ Resurrection manifested in graves opening and those buried came out of tombs alive. They came out of the graves and went into the HOLY CITY Jerusalem in Israel and appeared to many people. Godly bodies of many saints who died and decayed is clearly stated, came out of their graves alive, seen by many people. Matthew’s statement said those who came out of opened graves, who had been buried went out alive to visit their families and loved ones so lived again. Jesus’ death and Resurrection brought life as Ezekiel 37:1-14 miracle described in the valley of dry bones to prove RESURRECTION POWER of the Living God ALMIGHTY. In the same way, those who died in Christ will be resurrected in the Rapture alive into heaven. Glorified bodies like Jesus live on earth and heaven yet Rapture miracle sounds so impossible to some human minds, they say it will never happen. The thought of dead people coming alive again after so many years of passing as decayed bones is often dismissed. With GOD All Things ARE POSSIBLE as Jesus lives again after burial three days in the grave. Similarly resurrection of all dead in Christ will be happening during Rapture. When Jesus comes in the CLOUDS, Trumpet sounds and shout wakes the dead in Christ so they arise first to meet together with those alive in the air. The Rapture event is imminent but depends on God’s timing alone. Eventually when Rapture happens people will recognise loved ones and reunite as a family. The most important point is that God’s commands restores lives again. Numerous miracles of the dead raised to life is in Bible so all Christians in Christ will be resurrected in Rapture. As vision of Ezekiel 37:1-14 describes spiritual lives restored in the valley of dry bones so will Rapture be. It is significant and relevant to compare these processes described. Because they give insight to Rapture life resurrection although initially means nation restored to God. God will physically restore dead dry bones in Christ in graves in exactly the same way as dry bones in the valley. The Trumpet call sound heard from the four corners will bring dead back to life instantly like Ezekiel 37:1-14. Miracles of God often have precedence in Bible to encourage people to believe. The Spirit of God in mankind is eternal so never dies and this Spirit returns into dead people, wakes them up from death sleeplike coma alive. The vision shows life depends on God’s Power not on circumstances of the people. Putting “breath” of God’s Spirit into the bones shows God will restore them physically and spiritually. Those in Christ fulfill this prophecy with Israel when God will gather believers in Christ from all lands into heaven. Later Christ will return to establish His Millennial Kingdom in the land of Israel says Matthew 24:30–31. Human bodies as described in 1 Corinthians 15:42–53 are perishable, dishonourable and weak due to sin. Our glorified bodies will be imperishable, honourable and powerful. Our new bodies will be no longer mere “natural” bodies but “spiritual” bodies focussed on heavenly places, at one with Holy Spirit of God like Jesus’ Glorified body. Resurrection of Jesus guarantees us that physical death in a grave is not the end. The body sleeps but the spirit soul goes to the LORD God as Philippians 1:20-24 stated. Awake and sing who who dwell in dust for yout dew like dew of herbs and earth shall cast out dead says Isaiah 26:19. Lord Jesus returns in cloud with spirit soul to raise the body in glory and unite body with soul as one being to share His Glory forever.IMG-20180314-WA0005IMG_20180615_060104picture-201Is-the-Hope-of-Rapture-to-meet-Jesus-Christ-Achievable

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John 11:17-27 says Jesus is Resurrection and The Life 17 so Jesus found Lazarus was in the tomb four days. 18Bethany was near Jerusalem about two miles off 19 and many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary to console them concerning their brother.20 Martha heard Jesus was coming so went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house. 21 Martha said to Jesus, “Lord, if You had been here, my brother would not have died. 22 I know whatever You ask God HE will give You. 23 Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.”24 Martha said to Him, “I know he will rise in resurrection on the last day.” 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, 26 and all who live and believes in Me will never die. Do you believe this?” 27 She said to Him, “Yes, Lord I believe You are Christ, the Son of God who came to save the world.” Jesus wept, prayed and thanked God for hearing His request so said, “Lazarus, come out.” Immediately Lazarus walked out of the graves after he was buried four days. Events taking place in alignment with God’s plans are unfolding daily to prepare people to get ready for the Rapture. Only God knows exact day, hour or time but it is good to educate yourself and be in the know to make informed choice. It is written in Ezekiel 37:1-14 in Bible describing detailed process God used to bring dry bones to life. The Hand of the LORD God came on Ezekiel in the Spirit of the LORD in the valley full of human bones. Ezekiel  was asked to cause dry bones to live again after all hope was lost. God asked Ezekiel, ‘Son of man, can these bones live? Ezekiel answered, “O Lord God, You know.” God said “Prophesy to these bones and say to them ‘dry bones hear the word of the Lord! The LORD God said speak to these bones, “Surely to cause breath to enter you to live. I AM will put sinews on you to bring flesh on you to cover you with skin and put breath in you and you will live. Then you will know I AM the LORD. Ezekiel prophesied as commanded and there was noise and suddenly a rattling and the bones came together bone to bone so sinews and flesh came on them and skin covered them but there was no breath in them. God said to Ezekiel, “Prophesy breath, prophesy, son of man and say to breath, ‘Thus says the LORD God, “Come from four winds, O breath and breathe on the slain that they will live.” And so Ezekiel prophesied as God commanded and breath came into them and they lived and stood on their feet as an exceedingly great army. So God said, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost and so are cut off! Prophesy the LORD God says, “O My people I will open your graves and you come up from your graves, and bring you into land of Israel. You will know I AM the LORD when I open your graves O My people to bring you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you and you will live and I will place you in your own land. Then you will know I AM the LORD and spoken it and performed it,” says the LORD.” This Spiritual change is seen in physical manifestation of nation of Israel and all the nations on earth are grafted in Christ through God’s Eternal covenant with Abraham. Just as a dead situations are restored to life so dead in Christ are restored to life in the Rapture as people believe. Some dead people are best preserved cardava seen waiting for resurrection if Godly believer in Christ. The body of a 2,000-year-old Chinese woman is most well-preserved mummy in the world. Xin Zhui died in 163 BC so found in 1971, her hair was intact, her skin was soft to the touch, and her veins still housed type-A blood.

Xin Zhui Mummy Under GlassMore than 2,000 years old, Xin Zhui, also known as Lady Dai, is a mummified woman of China’s Han dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) who still has her own hair, is soft to the touch, and has ligaments that still bend like a living person. She is widely recognized as the best-preserved human mummy in history.La-DoncellaThis 15-year-old girl’s remains frozen in cross-legged position until discovery in 1999. Another little girl’s corpse called the Sleeping Beauty rests in little glass coffin deep in the Capuchin Monk Catacombs of Italy. She breathed her last in 1920 and General Lombardo was so undone by grief he decided he would not part with his daughter’s remains no matter what it took. Result seen today in the world is little Rosalia’s corpse.Rosalia-LombardoUrna_amb_les_restes_de_Sta._Joaquima_al_Mas_Escorial_de_Vic,_24.08.2004stSeraphinIncorruptInterestingly some think there will be no Rapture because flesh and blood cannot dwell in God’s Kingdom. A new glorified body is given so it’s not just a mere flesh and blood anymore. A body is renewed without sickness or body limitations so life is restored in perfect image of God without sin. As Ezekiel’s Gospel message comes alive in living history of Israel so Christians in Christ will Rapture alive into heaven to escape GREAT TRIBULATIONS but God allows unbelievers to remain on earth according to their faith. Seek God in prayer to help you discern HIS SALVATION plan in Jesus Christ. Some bodies are preserved naturally without any chemicals or herbs used like Egyptian mummies. Others were preserved in formalin to keep the body in good shape without decay. True life stories exist of some graves exhumed accidentally by builders, explorers or relocation of cemeteries to new burial grounds. And during such occasions caskets unsealed by nails or due to decay if nails open. Such preserved bodies look as if just freshly buried so do not decay. Totally decayed bodies turned to dust, partially decomposed flesh or bodies preserved intact in Christ in God to be resurrected. Jesus said some people will be approved by God into an eternal life even without knowing so in advance. Due to their Godly works were recognised and accepted by God. People will be surprised to see such dead arise in the first resurrection Rapture at a Trumpet call with shout in the twinkle of an eye into heaven when Jesus comes with their spirit in CLOUDS. God still resurrects some people who are alive today in Name of Jesus Christ before Rapture.

TREASURE IN CLAY VESSELS

pottery-ceramicTreasures in clay earthware vessels hidden, priceless gem, preserved to encourage you to hold on, endure by faith Jesus Name.

A rock collector named Rob once went on a dig and found a rock he described as “purdy and big.” He tried unsuccessfully to sell it, and when that failed, he kept the rock in his closet in the dark. “We have treasure in earthen vessels, surpassing greatness of power and will of God not from ourselves but from God. Although afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed says .” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9 in the Bible. Rob had guessed the blue chunk of rock could bring as much as $500, but he would have taken less if something urgent came up like paying his power bill. That’s how close he came to selling for a few hundred dollars what turned out to be the largest, most valuable sapphire ever found. The blue rock Rob Cutshaw had abandoned to the darkness of a closet two decades ago known as “The Star of David” sapphire weighs nearly a pound, and could easily sell for $2.75 million. How many have a treasure hidden in the darkness of our lives, unaware of its immense value? God wants nothing more than for you and me to have full access to all blessings and rewards He’s already laid aside for us to have.bIt’s easy to live life unaware that God has set aside this treasure to have. I can often live in desperation, wondering when I’m going to get a break, questioning when God’s going to finally come through. So, how do we discover this fantastic treasure and let God take care of our needs? Sometimes, for God to meet our need we first plant seed for others.7759295-handmade-clay-jars-characteristic-of-central-java-indonesia

Many years ago, our church ministry was about to be kicked out of a school where we’d been meeting for Sunday service. While we had no idea what would happen, we continued to teach the Word and take care of each other like brothers and sisters in Christ should. I was still at Dallas Seminary, and one day I walked by a staff member there who casually said to me, “Oh, by the way, did you know that that small church on Camp Wisdom Road is getting ready to move, and they’re looking to sell?” Before the year was done, we moved to our permanent church home. Because we stayed diligent in fulfilling our calling as a ministry, teaching the Word and caring for each other, God revealed a wonderful treasure that was mere blocks from the school we had been occupying. God has called you to a mighty work as well. The hardships we face can be distracting, even paralyzing sometimes. But God wants to know whether our focus is on Him or on our hardships. When we stay diligent with what He’s given us, God will fill us to overflowing with even more down the road. Consider this example. If you wanted to purchase a particular amount of rice, the person behind the counter would pour that rice into a measuring pot or scale of some kind. But they would not fill it to the precise measure straight away; they would only go three quarters of the way up and then shake the pot and press on the rice. The reason for shaking is to both level out the rice and fill in any gaps formed underneath. In other words, because of the shaking and the pressing, you get more rice. That’s what God can do in the midst of your trouble; He lets life press down so He can “fill in the gaps.” AsEarthen_Vessel_thumb[1] 2 Corinthians 4:8 reads, “We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing.” Most often, it’s in life’s darkness that God prepares us for His best. Lord, I ask You to give us peace, to weather the storms of life and relax in dark times, knowing You are with me. Fill me with a greater measure of Your courage, that I might stand boldly against the enemy’s attacks. Finally, I ask for patience as I wait for Your great treasures, both here and in the life to come. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

TRUTH FOR TODAY:
Isaiah 33:6, “God is the stability of your times your wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the LORD is God Almighty’s treasure.”

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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
What are some dark places you’ve been in recently? What’s one step you can take to move away from the darkness toward God’s intended treasure?

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