Baby Adam received miracle new mum after his mother died in childbirth due to heavy bleeding in Uganda in Africa. This sad story turned to good as God sent help to Adam while being born. God’s external help linked Adam to an open new miracle way. Through Emilie Larter the five-day-old orphan in her arms set her on a journey to becoming a mum. The 25year old was volunteering for a children’s charity in Uganda staff received news woman died leaving behind seven children. The youngest baby boy who did not have a name with none to take care of him was given to staff of a charity. Emilie from United Kingdom Leigh Sinton Worcestershire, baby’s sole carer had sleepless nights looking after the boy now called Adam. Emilie has received more than £15,000 donations with majority raised since her story was shared online on Sunday. She says the response is amazing taking her on the next step to finally becoming Adam’s mum. So is fundraising to help cover the costs of formally adopting the child to bring him back to live in the UK. Emilie told BBC News she raised more than she ever thought would happen. So thought she will be pestering family and friends but is amazing at the same time. Grateful for getting messages from people in China, Australia, Germany and other places. People tell her how inspiring and lovely to read something nice. Yet says this is just her life.”
Emilie’s journey started in September 2014 when the charity volunteering for in Uganda received a call about the new born boy in need. Baby arrived after the burial of a woman who died because of excessive bleeding after birth. So Adam was her child including 6 others yet had not received any breast milk or formula and no one able to care for him. Sadly, his biological mother left this world before even giving him a name,” said Emilie. All took to Adam with random acts of kindness in and she became the little one’s sole carer. And the sleepless nights were down to her, but they were no bother. She felt privileged to help the little helpless baby but felt she did not do much. Yet never a day went by to be bored to sit and watch him for hours.
Over the next two years, Emily visited Adam as often as she could by working in a teaching job in the UK. But the short visits were not enough and she moved back to Uganda in August 2016 after finding work at an international school. Now Adam, who is two-and-a-half, lives with her full time while she tries to adopt him. Emilie said: She feels like his mum already. We had such a strong bond every time I was coming out but especially now since he’s been living with me. Emilie has to foster Adam until August before applying to the Ugandan courts to legally be his parent. So needs permission from UK to bring Adam back to Britain as he call her mum. She is hopeful they will live together in UK by the end of the year. Emilie plans to fund adoption until she lost her job in December. So prompted her to set up a Go Fund Me crowdfunding page to pay for the process. Emilie’s parents help to support her living costs as she takes her teaching positions to cover Adam’s fees. Emilie admits becoming a mum at age 25 though not on her agenda, she does not regret the path she has taken. It was not in my plan but the last two-and-a-half years in Uganda and Adam is all she thinks about. So either talking about or thinking about him imagines perhaps may not have kids for another 10 years but does not regret her decision and choice to be the mum to Adam. So will be amazing to bring Adam home as her own finally.” While Emilie received overwhelming support for her decision, some online comments question why she wants to remove Adam from his home country. She is coming back to Uganda for him so wants to continue to do that,” she said. Emilie does her best to keep Adam in touch with the village he comes to see siblings or neighbours. Emilie does her best as his mum though mother’s love is the best most important things. And Adam will never get natural biological love from his mother because unfortunately she sadly passed and he was orphaned. Adam’s story is how God turns what devil means for evil to turn to good blessings. So what is impossible with man is POSSIBLE with LORD God Almighty. God bless all the kindhearted generous donors in Jesus Name. In a similar true story a little 2year old white who girl chose black doll was asked if she did not want white doll like her. She answered both are doctors and equally beautiful playing with black doll.
SELF-ACCEPTANCE is influenced by the sublime messages of society children are receiving in the early years. Later as adults in life they bear the consequences of living with others perceived as less than themselves in the communities. A caring attitude towards self-acceptance from a healthy point of view is to detox vitriol hatred seeds sown in early childhood. Educational courses often have biased racist undertones and social networks reinforce hatred of some children in schools. Subtle suggestions becomes inner critic causing grieve by inability to be the perfect child accepted or as adult in society. Pressure to fulfil unrealistic dreams by comparing oneself to another is underlying strategy causing anger and division in society. Propaganda tells the false stories through books and images to influence innocent minds to become racists. So it is important to look at the context in which the person questions self- hatred spewing negative ideas about themselves projecting self- hatred on towards others. People are comparing themselves by the views of people’s lives on social media, TV and in the news. So it becomes easy to convince yourself that everyone is having a better time than you. Recognise you are strong, list what makes you personally happy and have a sense of meaning of life, inner peace for good success, joy and happiness. Believe in God, love Jesus, yourself and family even if not perfect. Do not look up to the external visible surface lifestyle of others but deep within inside yourself to use gifts and talents God gave you. Lots of money spent lavishly and glamorously lasts only a short season before craving a new thrill. Those you admire look cool in your eyes but have no deep God morals.
Invite Jesus in your heart to strengthen you to overcome self hatred and racism. Change your mindset, do small things to make you feel good like eating healthy food and sleeping well. Play works with children struggling with confidence and low self-esteem. Self-acceptance is to change misinformation, bias to think well of yourself in line with GOD’S plan for your life. Take responsibility for your wellbeing and eliminate stress. Some people feel ashamed about who they are due to propaganda targeting them as inferior. Be really honest with yourself to transform and renew your mind. Talk to yourself in the mirror daily and declare I am fearfully and wonderfully made in the Image of God. Accept flaws, use your voice be the best you can be, confident, sure of self-acceptance to overcome any low self-esteem issues. Know what you want from life above all and let peace of mind and inner joy reign in your heart with sound mind of Christ. In reality it is helpful and useful to build up confidence in own head first. To help others see you as reliable, trustworthy, interdependable. Everybody is unique so celebrate yourself and do not look for any affirmation approval before you feel human. Only you can do what you do so be the best you, you can be. Others will respond or react to how best you present yourself and what you spew out of your own mouth. Misery loves company so a pity party attracts the wrong people into your life making things worse. You can overcome by rejecting negative voices unaware was implanted from childhood damaging your life. Life is easy, simple if you know how and believe in God your maker’s opinion about you. Everything will be okay stay strong this is your year. Focus and believe in yourself to love you first and love others as God’s people.
Hope is restored in humanity through the miracle life of Hope who survived the streets. It is exactly one year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school. Hope now lives with care worker Anja Ringgren Lovén, on 30 January 2016 and one year later on his first day of school. Anja Ringgren Lovén Facebook page gives more details by the Danish aid worker who rescued the young boy who ostracised by his community in Nigeria says now he has completed his first week at school. Anja Ringgren Loven marked the landmark in 3 year old Hope’s life by recreating similar image of her encouraging him to drink from a bottle of water as shared around the world one year ago. Ms Loven and her husband, David Emmanuel Umem, run an orphanage in south-east Nigeria for children who have been abandoned by their families as a result of superstitious beliefs, called the African Children’s Aid Education and Development Foundation (ACAEDF).
They took on and named then two year old Hope on 30 January 2016, after he was accused of being a witch. Hope was emaciated, riddled with worms suffering hypospadias, inborn condition where one has incomplete developed urethra. Writing on Facebook at the start of this week, Ms Loven said: On the 30 January 2016, I went on a rescue mission with David Emmanuel Umem, Nsidibe Orok and our Nigerian team. A rescue mission that went viral, and today it’s exactly 1 year ago the world came to know a young little boy called Hope. This week Hope will start school. Thank God for Divine intervention on behalf of Hope and God help billions of children needing urgent support in the world in Jesus Name. As 400,000 children at risk from Nigeria famine. The post, contrasting the old and new images, has been shared more than 27,000 times. Ms Loven was named “the most inspiring person of the year 2016” by Germany’s Ooom Magazine at the end of last year, beating the likes of Pope Francis and Barack Obama to the title. George Kindel, OOOM’s editor in chief, who led the jury that chose the list, said: “When she saw the starving child, she acted like a human being and became an inspiration for millions. Her sustained efforts to help the abandoned children of Nigeria gives us hope and encourages us to follow suit.” 1 John 4:4 says in the Bible, little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for HE who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. Thanks be to God for all the compassionate kind-hearted people who help give hope to Hope and others.
Original Article by Independent Writer AdamWinthnall@adamwithnall
GLORY to God protests of current events are endtime signs Jesus warned about so is the testrun to GOD’S KINGDOM coming soon to take over all world kingdoms as predicted by Book of Daniel in the Bible. So only THOSE IN CHRIST God calls His Children although all human beings are GOD’S creation. God allows only His Children to be part of His KINGDOM. This current changes taking place will soon turn into Rapture when Christ accepts only those in Christ into heaven alive before the great tribulation commences. All who reject Christ as GOD’S Chosen Ambassador will be left behind. And during the Reign of Christ on earth after His Second Coming only those who accept Jesus will belong in GOD’S Rule over earth. All others face wrath of God so judged then condemned into hell fire. So the action to take is have a personal relationship with God in Christ through the Holy Spirit to qualify for God’s GIFT of eternal life FOREVER. Sadly, God will turn away those who reject His Son Jesus Christ the MESSIAH so take action make sure you belong to God in Christ Jesus.
Mankind needs a change of heart and mindsets to love and embrace one another by respect and kindness to live in peace and unity together. Everyone requires a mind of Christ to please and obey God’s words. For no man can save mankind except God and in fact God says cursed be those who put confidence in man rather than Trust in God to SAVE them. Look up to God not mankind’s actions thousands of years that prove there will be no peace until the PRINCE OF PEACE Yeshua takes over to Reign on earth in Perfect Peace. Draw near to God and GOD DRAWS NEAR to you always with you so never alone in Jesus Name. This world event verdicts are evidence of precedents to warn all people before it is too late to be saved. God is everywhere so you cannot run or hide from God. The Bible in Psalms 139:7-10 says, where shall I go from God’s Spirit? Or where shall I flee from God’s presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there! If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me, and your right hand shall hold me. Jesus calls and warns to wake up now to seek God today to intercede for yourself and loved ones including perceived enemies. God Loves you deeply so do not be deceived by the devil to reject Jesus God’s Son the only Hope of Glory for mankind so be saved for eternal life.
Racism must be eradicated from within all hearts to see good in all humans as GOD’S Priceless Treasure of GREAT Value to God. Aaron and Miriam were punished by God for racism against Moses’ wife in Bible in Numbers 12:1-10. Miriam was struck with leprosy as whole camp was delayed by her actions towards her brother Moses. God afflicted Miriam with leprosy and sent her out of the camp for 7 full days. 2 This is for expressing racism about her brother’s marriage. Immediately GOD’S CLOUD PRESENCE DEPARTED from tabernacle tent her skin was leprous white as snow. Aaron a leader and priest spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman he married. Miriam was struck with leprosy, but not Aaron because she was first in the transgression. Both asked Moses to forgive them and Moses prayed to God for forgiveness on their behalf. RACISM IS AGAINST GOD, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. Racism is arrogant bigotry, self- destruction telling God, how DARE YOU CREATE a person in YOUR IMAGE AND LIKENESS unlike racist yet must live and interact with all. Racists questions God’s creation so projects toxic seeds of hatred sown in them in others wrongly seen as not good enough due to man- made eugenism. Proverbs 10:12 says Hatred stirs up strife meanwhile the person targeted has no control over their skin type, shape, size etc. or a perceived ideal. Each person has good qualities that can work together for the good of all. Society gains from combined shared experiences of multiculturalism and so racism, xenophobia, homophobia, misogyny and all forms of oppression have no place in this world. People will be punished by God if they do not repent and treat others well. God WILL torture them in hell for how they treat GOD’S Children and creation on earth. God Creates people for HIS GLORY AND HONOUR, PLEASURE AS SOVEREIGN LORD and Patent OWNER of all human beings. And Jesus said whatever is done to the ‘least’ in society is attacking and offending God by those unaware of the consequences. Thanks to all taking time to express your Godly and Sound Biblical position BOLDLY standing up for justice in Society. And God bless you for your faith and love actions for God to heal society in Jesus Name. A kind smile and offer of water, food, clothing, acts of love action done to the ‘least’ in society is done to God. God judges nations by their actions towards foreigners as Leviticus 19:34 says, treat strangers and foreigners residing among you well. You shall treat the stranger who sojourns with you as the native among you and you shall love him as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. In Exodus 22:21, again God’s Command is you must not vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 Those who refuse to submit to GOD’S Authority or the LORD alone, shall be utterly destroyed. Fear and ignorance causes racism so replace it with mercy and compassion. The earth belongs to God including all silver, gold and a cattle on a thousand hills. Nobody brought any thing into this world so cannot take any thing out but faces judgement of God. So Kindness to fellow human beings cannot be compromised because God sees it all and will judge in the end. Those who think they are on top treating others badly must repent to change stony hearts to heart of flesh. God gives freewill, free to the extent God allows freedom and no farther. “All peoples of the earth are regarded limited in wisdom by God. HE does as HE PLEASES with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back HIS HAND or say to him: ‘What have you done?’ in Daniel 4:35. No one’s freewill trumps the Sovereignty of God so be kind because the stranger could be an angel God sent disguised to test you. The negative ideas sold as fun or entertainment cause harm to those at the receiving end. Christ gave His Life so mankind benefits by loving one another. Galatians 2:20 says change is possible for all who fear God because it is not their selfish will that rules or influences their actions. Rather they are compelled by the LOVE of God to do the right thing to PLEASE God. So crucified with Christ, no longer live by fear, hate but in Christ who Lives in all. The life lived in the flesh is by faith in Son of God Jesus who LOVES all and gave Himself as a Ransom to save all. So the Bible says a generous person will be blessed by God for sharing food with poor people in Proverbs 22:9. Jehovah Jireh provides and COMFORTS all people hurting, discriminated against to reward all the years the cankerworms eaten from their wealth and toils in Jesus Name. God has not given us a spirit of fear but of LOVE, POWER and a SOUND MIND. Look Up to the God of LOVE for the Bible in 1 John 4:8 says, Anyone who does not love does not know God because God is LOVE. By their fruits you know them so do not live in fear or in despair but Trust God to lead you in Christ daily. All can love through Christ Who Strengthens us to do the right thing becsuse Ephesians 2:10 says, For we are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus for good works that God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. So your name will be written in the Book of life.
Jesus entered Jerusalem knowing He will be crucified as prophesied after riding on a colt bravely to do exactly as God sent Him to do on earth to save mankind. Jesus is welcomed by the large gathering of the crowds from all over the world gathered for the passover feast of unleavened bread. Some held palm branches waved and sang Jesus arrives as a king on a colt. They shouted hallelujah and spread garments on the streets for Jesus to ride upon as a sign of honour and respect. This was foretold in the Bible that the Messiah will enter Jerusalem riding on a donkey. So the passover feast season was the best time most faithful loryal worshippers gathered together each year in Jerusalem to worship God.
Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem knowing fully well what laid ahead of Him. In Luke 4:18 Jesus declared, the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because God has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; God has sent me to heal the broken hearted, to preach deliverance to captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those bruised. Mankind’s heart broke since fall in Garden of Eden so God sent Jesus to restore faith in God. Therefore the triumphant entry of Jesus was significant because all nations were represented at that time among the congregation in Jerusalem. This includes disciples, apostles and secret loyal followers who converted to Christianity by accepting Jesus as appointed Messiah of God.
Jesus had last supper with 12 apostles and identifies the traitor who betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver Blood money. In the moment Jesus needed their support most, they let Him down and fell asleep in the garden of Gethsemane so God sent an angel to minister to the Messiah. Some like Peter later denied Jesus 3 times during His trial, while other apostles and disciple run and hid in fear for their lives. Why would anyone want Christ to die when He did Good by saving people, healing and delivering them from all destructions and all works of the devil over lives.
In Matthew 26:30-46, in Israel in Jerusalem on Mount of Olives, these Olive trees are in Garden of Gethsemane next to The Church Of All Nations. The Garden of Gethsemane is located east of Temple Mount, east of Kidron Valley, on lower portion of western slope of the Mount of Olives. Tested with carbon 14 is over 2000 years old. It was here Jesus regularly prayed in the garden belonging to Nicodemus or Joseph of Arimathea. Jesus took time away from the crowds to pray to Father God. During Jesus’ intense moments of preparations He took Peter, James and John to pray. They fell asleep 3 times and did not empathise as Jesus expected so God sent angel to comfort Jesus. God sends angels to comfort people in stressful time of need.
Jesus prayed to seek God’s face for wisdom, courage and power to do God’s Will in total obedience. In Gethsemane Jesus sweated Blood through intense prayers for Strength to endure the cross at Calvary on Golgotha in Matthew 26:40-46. Jesus prayed in agony for the remission of sins for the salvation of mankind. Though abandoned alone, God sent the angels to be with Jesus. Easter shops are busy selling Easter eggs and chicks but reflect on important Sacrifice to appreciate Christ with gratitude. God warned Pilate’s wife Claudia in dream but ignored warning to agree with elders, crowd, religious people to crucify Jesus.
Christ gave us the greatest gift of eternal life and restored us to God with salvation as a priceless asset to all. Jesus suffered and took our pain and was tried 7 times by leaders: Annas in John 18:12-15; 19-28, Caiaphas in Matthew 26:57; 59-68, Sanhedrin in Matthew 27:1, Pilate in Matthew 27:2; 11–14, Herod in Luke 23:6-12. Pilate in Matthew 27:15-24, stated beloved people Jesus ministered were misled by Scribes and elders due to envy. Influenced in Matthew 27:24-31 rejected Messiah and shouted crucify Him and let His Blood be on us and our children. Jesus heal and reconnect people to God giving His life as ransom for many.
Talk of the ultimate betrayal by people loved, sacrifice for, provides for, cares for and died for hurting one so deeply. Yet the Messiah did the same and even forgave His enemies on cross by praying. Jesus said, Father, forgive them for they do not know or fully understand the Messiah came to save them. Above all, Christ the most compassionate person, with greatest love for us gave His Life for Barabbas and all in exchange for sin. In response to Christ’s deep love for us we give thanks with appreciation, gratitude, humility, thanksgiving for His Sacrifice. Christ died to save us yet falsely accused and tried. The devil had no idea Jesus will truly resurrect as He told the disciples so thought Jesus death will end God’s work. The more we dwell on Christ Love, it is really surprising such a genuinely true friend is rejected and condemned to die in place sinners. Yet everywhere He went He was doing good, a Mighty Healer, He cleansed the lepers, when the cripples saw him, they started walking, everywhere He went my Lord was doing GOOD. Jesus has done so much Good to help people who do not make Him the Centre of Joy yet Jesus suffered to save all people. The most precious gift value in life is miracle of salvation so cannot be ignored. So much time is spent, wasting time on things of the world perishing. Remember the earth will be regenerated to get rid of those who reject Jesus. Christ chose to redeem us by giving His Life because He Knew He conquered death and won the victory for us.He could have called on the angels and the Heavenly Host of God to deliver Him from going through pain, grief and sorrow but decided to go through it by taking our place to save us. Christ fully understands all we go through and cares deeply for us even if we face challenges.We have Peace that passes all human understanding with God through Christ Jesus. Christ did not give up but accepted help from Simon of Cyrene to carry the cross for Him. In life all needs someone to help carry their cross or burden when the going gets too tough. Jesus humbly received help yet could pray for strength like Samson to carry the cross by Himself. Christ set good so alright to ask and accept help in tough moments for God’s Help us in Jesus name. Jesus is real so must be taken seriously, not made fun of as if not relevant today.
Jesus crucified His flesh by denying Himself of fleshly distractions by focusing on God and helping people though His Ministry. He took all our punishment upon Himself and asks of us to crucify our flesh too. By crucifying His flesh for mankind, Christ set the perfect example to look up to God for Strength to endure to the end in Jesus Name. Christ could accomplish His mission to die and resurrect to save lost without help. Christ showed we all need help at some point in life to open up, seek, receive help like Jesus. No matter challenges, it should not be allowed to consume one due to pride, fear, shame or other’s opinion. Help is available through prayer in Jesus Name. God’s mercy and forgiveness, extends to man’s crucified with Christ saved. Carnal flesh is not useful in Heaven spiritual place. The world places importance on flesh which passes away. Glorifying flesh, entertaining, putting it above God, excessive indulgence will NOT bless soul. Even on the Cross Jesus saved robber. There was an earthquake, tombs broke open, and the curtain in the Temple was torn from top to bottom for all to enter the Presence of God through the Blood of Jesus. The dead arose out of graves and were seen by many. The centurion on guard at the site of crucifixion were shaken to the core some repented to become disciples. He was wounded for our transgressions and by His Stripes we are healed spiritually, emotionally, physically for changes noticeably. Amazing gift of eternal life makes it possible to live in eternity in spirit. Soldiers gambled Jesus garments. Life of mankind can cope without God because He sent Jesus to save believers from hell. It is serious to note the Sacrifice of Jesus is still saving souls and making a difference. The world still needs people to be delivered from hell to save them for eternity in Heaven.
Hell is real because Jesus went and took away keys of death to give all born again believers abundant life in victory in Jesus Name. God’s gift is still available to all to be saved because it not God’s will anyone should perish. Salvation urgently matters so consider it because what shall it profit mankind to gain whole world to lose soul. Christ already made provision for salvation for all. God’s salvation plan for mankind is to return to God, repent, value, appreciate and receive Christ Sacrifice for forgiveness by God. Jesus has already been crucified for all sins so there is no need to crucify anyone else for God so loved the world He gave His Only begotten Son Jesus Christ all who believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life.God blessed mankind with Jesus, so all who accept, receive Christ are saved believers in Jesus Name. What a privilege and honour to be called Children of God.
The Choice Christ made gave us the privilege to receive pardon and be forgiven of sin, guilt, shame, iniquities. After crucifixion on 3rd day, Jesus arose from dead. Christ appeared to Mary and others before He went to Heaven on Mount Olive. Praise God Hallelujah for Christ Jesus Victory for us in Jesus Name !!! It is really amazing that Christ had the Strength to pray and ask Father God to Forgive people who treated Him with cruelty. Sad Christ Sacrificed all to save but not Highly esteemed by all. Jesus triumphantly and boldly entered Jerusalem, and was welcomed and celebrated by the people singing Hosanna yet soon the same people rejected Him and shouted crucify Him.Although it seemed mankind connived to kill Jesus, in reality nobody could kill Jesus without Jesus laying down His life as a ransom for many.
Yeshua’s death blame placed exclusively upon Jews, with accusations of “Christ Killer” fuelling the fires of anti-Semitism over the centuries is not true, The record of Yeshua’s trial shows Yeshua did not receive a trial by jury. In Jewish law, the judge would hear and evaluate accusation from two impartial witnesses. If two or three witnesses would agree, the judge would issue a conviction; but in Yeshua’s case, the witnesses against Him presented false testimony. “The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for testimony against Yeshua to put Him to death, but they could find none. For many were giving false testimony against Him, but the testimonies did not agree in Mark 14:55–56.Because the testimony of the witnesses did not agree, the judges could not convict him.
Thus, the Sanhedrin had no other choice but to ask Yeshua directly if He claimed to be the Messiah, the Son of God a charge to which He confessed, thereby positioning Himself as being guilty of blasphemy, which carried the death penalty.“Again the high priest questioned Him, ‘Are You the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One?’“‘I am,’ said Yeshua, ‘and all of you will see the Son of Man seated at the right hand of the Power and coming with the clouds of heaven.’“Then the high priest tore his robes and said, ‘Why do we still need witnesses? You have heard the blasphemy! What is your decision?’ “And they all condemned Him to be deserving of death in Mark 14:61–64. False Witnesses interrogation essentially reveals that neither the Jewish Sanhedrin nor the Roman authorities could have killed Yeshua without His cooperation.Even some of the Roman soldiers came to believe that Yeshua truly was the Son of God.
“When the centurion and those with him, who were guarding Yeshua, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they were terrified and said, ‘This man really was God’s Son! in Matthew 27:54. Jesus willingly gave the authorities the “confession” they needed to condemn Him to death but Yeshua lay down His life of His own accord to save us from our sins as the promised Messiah. He said by His own words, “The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down My life only to take it up again. No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of My own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father in John 10:17–18. When Peter took up the sword to defend jesus by cutting off a soldiers ears Jesus stopped him and healed the soldier. Christ proved He did not need anyone to defend Him or kill others on His behalf in His Name for vengeance.