Inner peace joy in Christ brings contentment to fulfil what the Bible says to learn to be content ‘in all circumstances.’ The bigger car or a bigger house or a bigger salary brings contentment with responsibility. There will always be something ‘bigger and better’ out there. There will always be people who have more so you’ll never be able to get off the treadmill. That is not to imply be satisfied with enslaved debt or destructive habits, or settle for complacency and mediocrity. To fulfil the call of God on your life you must keep working to improve yourself, while totally dependent on God to bless you, promote you, and meet your needs through the Holy Spirit in Jesus Name.Contentment means making the most of your strength, position, possessions and personality. Your inner peace, security and self-worth should be based on who you are in Christ, not what you have in material assets. The Godly great way to live is be blessed yet focused on Blesser. Paul lived and learned…to be content in all circumstances happy with a little as with much. He found recipe to be happy whether full or hungry even on empty stomach. Whatever or wherever issues faced make it through it all by the help of God in Christ who strengthens you.Each day is a choice to make regarding attitude to life and learn to be content. Paul was content in all circumstances at peace within but external observations show otherwise in Philippians 4:11. He arose above the outward circumstances that depress and destroy others to look up to God to keep him in perfect peace that passes all human understanding so overcame adversities. The Spirit of God in man uplifts to seat supernaturally in heavenly places beyond the cares or the woes of this world. So endured the pain and trauma to face tomorrow against all odds in Jesus Name.
Moses saw a burning bush that did not burn the trees. God tells Moses to take shoes off on Holy ground. After God appeared to Moses in the burning bush HE told him to return to Egypt to rescue Israelite slaves because their cries came up to God. Moses said to God, if they ask for a name of God of fathers what should I tell them?” God said tell them, “I AM WHO I AM.
Exodus 4:3-4. God instructs Moses to go to the king of Egypt for Israel freedom. Moses said, “What if they do not believe the LORD appeared to me God performs two miracles with Moses’ staff and hand
The LORD said to Moses, Stretch your hand and grap it by tail so he stretched his hand and caught it and it became a staff in his hand.
The LORD said to him put your hand into your bosom.” So he put his hand into his bosom, and when he took it out, his hand was leprous like snow and the hand leprous back to original form. The Lord told Moses to turn water from the river into blood as a sign.
Then He said, “Put your hand into your bosom again.” So he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh. LORD I am not a good speaker or eloquent I am slow of speech. God reassured Moses HE gave humans their mouths, ears to hear and gives sight to blind? The Lord said send Aaron to help you.
“But if they will not believe even these two signs or heed what you say, then you shall take some water from the Nile and pour it on the dry ground; and the water which you take from the Nile will become blood on the dry ground.
Moses and Aaron came to Pharaoh, and did as the LORD commanded. So Aaron threw his staff down before Pharaoh and his servants and it turned into a snake. These signs were not enough for Pharaoh. “
So Moses and Aaron did even as the LORD had commanded. He lifted up the staff and struck the water in the Nile, in the sight of Pharaoh and his servants, and water in the Nile turned to blood.
So Aaron stretched out his hand over the waters of Egypt, and the frogs came up and covered the land of Egypt.
The LORD did according to the word of Moses, and the frogs died out of the houses, the courts, and the fields.
They did so as Aaron stretched his hand with his staff, and struck the dust of the earth, and there were gnats on man and beast. All the dust of earth became gnats through all the land of Egypt.
“For if you do not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and on your servants and on your people and into your houses; and the houses of the Egyptians will be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they dwell. “But on that day I will set apart the land of Goshen, where My people are living, so no swarms of flies will be there, in order that you may know that I, the LORD, am in the midst of the land. “I will put division between My people and your people tomorrow this sign will occur.
The LORD did as Moses asked, and removed the swarms of flies from Pharaoh, from his servants and from his people; not one remained.
The hand of the LORD will come with a severe pestilence on your livestock in the field, on horses, on donkeys, on the camels, on herds, and on flocks. “But the LORD will make a distinction between the livestock of Israel and livestock of Egypt, so nothing will die that belongs to the sons of Israel.” The LORD set a definite time, saying, “Tomorrow the LORD will do this things in the land.”
So they took soot from a kiln, and stood before Pharaoh; and Moses threw it toward the sky, and it became boils breaking out with sores on man and beast. The magicians could not stand before Moses because of the boils, for the boils were on the magicians as well as on all the Egyptians.
Moses stretched his staff toward the sky and the LORD sent thunder, hail, and fire ran down to the earth. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
Moses went out of city from Pharaoh, and spread out his hands to the LORD; and the thunder and the hail ceased, and rain no longer poured on the earth.
So Moses stretched out his staff over the land of Egypt, and the LORD directed an east wind on the land all that day and all that night; and when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts.
The LORD shifted the wind to a strong west wind which took the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea; not one locust was left in all territory of Egypt.
So Moses stretched out his hand toward the sky, and there was thick darkness in all the land of Egypt for three days.
Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.
Then Moses stretched out his hand over the sea; and the LORD swept the sea back by a strong east wind all night and turned the sea into dry land, so the waters were divided. The sons of Israel went through midst of the sea on dry land, and the waters like a wall to them on their right hand and on their left..
The LORD said to Moses, “Stretch your hand over the sea for waters to come back over Egyptians, their chariots and horsemen. Moses stretched his hand over the sea to return to normal state at daybreak. While Egyptians were in the sea the LORD overthrew Egyptians in the midst of the sea. The water returned and covered their chariots, horsemen, Pharaoh’s entire army in the sea after Jews so not even one of them remained.
Then he cried out to the LORD, and the LORD showed him a tree; and he threw it into the waters, and the waters became sweet There He made for them a statute and regulation, and there He tested them.
“Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock at Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink.” And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
So it came about when Moses held his hand up, that Israel prevailed, and when he let his hand down, Amalek prevailed. But Moses’ hands were heavy. Then they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it; and Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side and one on the other. Thus his hands were steady until the sun set. So Joshua overwhelmed Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
Moses said, “By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my doing. “If these men die the death of all men or if they suffer the fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me. “But if the LORD brings about an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will understand that these men have spurned the LORD.
Exodus 20:1-26 On the third day, Moses received 10 Commandments on Mt Sinai near where God appeared to Moses in the burning bush.
Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.
Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.Exodus is the living history documented as shown in the above timeline of Israel from ancient history. The Jews lived in Cannaanland since the time of Abraham and migrated to Egypt during the severe famines that took place. Joseph brought his father Jacob, siblings and families to Egypt to settle in Goshen in Egypt. The Jews multiplied so rapidly despite their Egyptian Midwives warned to kill male children. The loyal Midwives preserved babies so rewarded with houses. Just as baby Moses escaped death of killing of the infants of Jews so Jesus escaped to Egypt as a baby from Herod. Moses was chosen and preserved by God to save the Jews in Egypt. The book of Micaiah in Bible says Moses will return to earth to join Elijah as two Witnesses to preach during endtimes. Together will help to repeat similar miracles again and more, then raised from death on the third day and taken to heaven alive. The miracles of Moses changing water of Nile river to blood is a symbolic link between Moses and Jesus. Moses is first saviour of Jew’s escape from Egypt as Jesus the Spiritual Saviour of all people. Moses and Jesus grew up in Egypt and will return to save people during endtime on earth. Bible in Deuteronomy 34:5-8 says Moses the servant of the LORD died in the land of Moab as Word of the LORD said 6 God buried him in the valley in the land of Moab beside Beth-peor, no man knows where he is buried to this day.7 Moses was 120 years old when he died. But his eyes were not weak and his strength had not left him. 8 The children of Israel cried for Moses in the valley of Moab for thirty days. Then days of crying and sorrow for Moses came to an end. And in Joshua 1:1-2 Bible says, 1 “After death of Moses Servant of the LORD the LORD spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, 2 Moses MY servant is dead arise, go over Jordan with all this people to the land I gave to children of Israel. Moses died but his Spirit lived on so met Jesus and Elijah on the Mountain of transfiguration recognised by Peter, James and John. God confirms Jesus as His Beloved Son so listen and hear Him.
On the mountain in Matthew 17:2 Jesus was transfigured before Moses, Elijah, Peter, James and John. Jesus’ face then became shining as the sun, his garments white as light.” Transfiguration in front of the prophets Elijah and Moses, who appeared before Jesus confirms many interactions between heaven and earth as happens often. Jesus begins to talk to them and God affirms Jesus once again that Jesus is His Son and True Messiah. Peter wanted to built three tents for them to stay longer on the mountain top but was a preview of Jesus’ resurrection so not necessary. Moses and Elijah will return alive to earth as two witnesess in endtime evangelism to lead countless multitudes from all nations, tribes and languages to Christ to be saved in the name of Jesus. Later all will appear in heaven carrying branches before the Throne of God. Afterwards return with God to dwell eternally on a new perfect earth in New Jerusalem in Israel ruled by Jesus Christ.
Paedophiles from word paedophilia in Greek παῖς, παιδός (paîs, paidós) means “child”and φιλία (philía) “friendly love” or “friendship.” Paedophile is a pervert with exclusive sexual interest in young children aged 15 or younger. Abuser misconstrues it as ‘love’ to rape children but its lust not love. A sexually abused child is innocent, too young, too naive, incapable of understanding the emotional damage consequences of abuser’s mind control manipulations. Stockholm syndrome grooming uses lies to deceive child as, “special” “chosen” told “family does” not love them by rogue priests or bishops and cardinals sworn to secrecy. Church goers molested by their trust in them to invest in their faith in God. The child rapist takes advantage of genuine agape love of the innocent children who don’t know about adult sexual abuse. In the name of “love” paedophiles wrongly think its “childlove.” Word Paedo, ‘child’ + philos ‘love’ is sexual abuse disguised as ‘love’ camouflages masquerading adult embedded in family wedged between innocent children and family. Pervert seduces children by stirring an unsuspecting sexual feeling preserved for adult legal age for sex. This addictive attachment misleads the child to “fall in love” with predator for abuse. Child lacks frontal brain cortex of logical reasoning skill to understand the risk or the full consequences of their actions. They mimic their molestor deceiving them and infused by distorted perception of “love” makes the innocent child loyal to the predator. But does not realise the deception is not normal. Join with impudence in secrecy of ignorance as it appears normalised by interaction in family feel guilty by association to let go of abuser. Truly think they “love” abuser but the child is unaware of damage so defends abuser even more seemingly ‘loved’ and adored by them and others. Abuser uses fear tactics and tears to lure a child to sympathise influencing their thought process by brainwashing. Their “love” is overshadowed by denial to protect each other from a perceived threat of society to ruin their exclusive ‘love’ attachment. Genuine, natural, caring agape affection of children is sound foundation of God’s LOVE but the pervert takes advantage of them. An innocent child is ignorant of sex, unaware of motives of child rapists. God’s LOVE if practiced in truth without perversion is the best gift child receives to grow in confidence and thrive. Sadly innocent naive child thinks their love is based on equal, sincere affection. They assume abuser’s exclusive love for them is unique, so special but ‘love’ interest is for sexual abuse. They exploit innocent children who know nothing about sex but love attention. Leads to intimacy as misled for selfish sexual gratification by abuser. Genuine love of child perceived by distorted twisted pervert as ‘consent’ for sex but its mere normal interaction of family. The caring, loving parent has implicit trust so expects genuine mutual affection of others for their children. Their sincere loving care is duly entrusted to ensure due diligence in the best interest of their child. But the dark web of sexual abuse predators use pornography, undermine seriousness of rape. The trivial attitude towards sexual abuse competition to exchange gross or daring inappropriate photos of sexual abuse perpetrates it.Fear of being exposed or consequences of declaring their evil actions makes an abuser to place guilt on the child to hide their evil deeds. But its a bad move to blackmail the child with the burden of secrets to hold the child to ransom by manipulations. This is a complex web of mixed messages of lust misinterpreted to the child as “love.” And so the children become emotionally attached to adult perpetrators as “good people” who ‘love’ them. Exclusive negative attention to them makes them think they are, “one and only one” in a perverts life unaware other children are told exact same lies to keep hold on them all. Pervert abuses children by their cunning brainwashing power of control due to the insecurity of their mind so not a mutual relationship of two consenting adults. The legal age requires minimum age of consent for sex between adults depending on a country. The child does not know laws forbid sex between adult and children under legal age. The legal sexual age for consent is 18 years in other countries 21 years. Then 5 years old girl is youngest mother in Guinness book of record to get pregnant is reason campaigners of sex education start from five years in primary schools to warn children about sexual abuse. So those children sexually molested knew nothing about sex or the grooming by a pervert who raped them. Adults force a child to keep their ‘little dirt secret’ because they know they will be jailed for raping children but a child must not carry burden of brainwashing.Its important to train the child to wash their own private body parts by three years old. Not touched inappropriately, and to teach them not to be in bedroom, bathroom, anywhere alone without the parent present. They deceive the child to deny allegation but they still continue perversion. The innocent child does not understand impact of abuse until after adulthood. Reed tells the BBC, he hopes his film makes all parents to think twice before entrusting child to strangers and make people think twice about idolising cult of celebrity.” Prepare children not to keep secrets or be a favourite special secret friend no matter how famous or generous. And Reed said, “Celebrity cult is so pernicious and leads people to go blind and parents to do stupid things,” says Dan Reed, the director of the new Michael Jackson documentary. Parents do not know motive of pervert so avoid even the appearance of evil entrusting your child to nobody. Be ruthless not to compromise control of your child by an expensive gifts to distract them from an alertness and their sharp focus. Abuse has occurred hundreds of hundreds of times to Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck as agreed in this case. Mr Robson told the programme: “Every time I was with him, every time I stayed the night with him, he abused me.” Jackson fondled him, “touching my entire body,” made him watch the singer performing a sex act, he said. And then, when he was 14, Jackson had tried to rape him. That was one of the last sexual abuse experiences we had,” Mr Robson told programme.Leaving Neverland, Wade Robson here says Jackson sexually abused him in the 1990s Jackson groomed him to believe they “loved each other as God approves how we show our love” he said. So why use “Jesus juice” laced by alcohol or God knows what, to influence their minds. A True love is public agreement including public approval by loved ones. Anyone taking advantage to rape a child knows they are breaking the law so conceal it. But deceives children to think they love them above all else in the world. “And then he would immediately follow-up with, ‘But If anybody else ever found out what we are doing, you and I would go to jail for the rest of our lives and our lives would fall apart,’ he so I would fall apart,” Mr Robson told programme. “All of this was terrifying to me. “The idea of being pulled away from Michael – this man, this other-worldly figure, this god to me who had become my best friend – no way was I going to do anything that would pull me away from him.” And Mr Robson said Jackson told him “I was his best friend and the only person he ever done these sexual acts with.” Out of all the boys in the world was chosen one, I thought,” he said. Mr Safechuck told the programme his abuse had begun with Jackson teaching him how to perform a sex act, at the age of 10. “Then you start French kissing he said taught him to do that,” Mr Safechuck said. Was followed by further abuse and other sex acts.Mr Safechuck told the program Jackson abused him over a sustained period of time because he successfully groomed his parents. There was a long grooming process where Michael inserts himself into your family and becomes a part of your family,” he said. “It takes him a while to build up the trust so it doesn’t happen overnight.” And he then “makes a wedge between you and your parents to isolate you from everybody else.”
“At the same time when you’re being abused also a part of you is dying,” Mr Safechuck added. Mr Robson described Jackson as a “master manipulator.” He had driven “this wedge between myself and my father, and my mother and my father” to make it easier for the abuse to occur, he told the programme. He also said part of responsibility for the abuse should fall “at the door of other people, all the employees around Michael and me and James [Safechuck] all the time who looked the other way.”‘Very innocent’ Is the response, Michael Jackson’s brothers Tito, Marlon, Jackie, and nephew Taj Jackson who reject the claims in Leaving Neverland broadcast in UK the singer abused children. Taj said his uncle’s behaviour seems odd to some is “very innocent,” adding: “its his naivety that was his downfall.” Marlon said, “not one piece of evidence” backs up allegations. Michael Jackson’s estate, said Mr Robson and Mr Safechuck had previously “testified under oath these events never occurred.” “They provided no independent evidence or absolutely no proof in support of their accusations, which means entire film hinges solely on the word of two perjurers,” it said. A crime of raping children is punished In prison and after release their identity is hidden from the public who may attack or want to kill them. In prison are killed by offenders because it’s most heinous crime against innocent vulnerable child. This is why abuser refuses to admit guilt to the public because they know it will destroy their reputation and relationships with friends and family. They lose status and are hated for molesting children, it is so difficult for sexual predators to admit guilt. Their distorted perception makes them feel rape is justified as a mutual “consent” by the child they raped. Their attitude is, by the parents allowing them to be with child it means they approved of their actions. Why would the grown adult would want to rape a child in the name of love. This is gross misconduct and lack of understanding of purpose of sexual intimacy in the context of loving relationship. The mutual consent of two people without substance abuse to bend the mind of vulnerable victims. The law forbids predators from forcing sex upon others without their permission. But the problem is predators do not understand the rights of other people. So they think they can have whatever they want any time whenever they want. They do not genuinely care about victims as long their selfish pervert actions take place. No pervert admits abuse unless caught red handed so its impossible to witness a concealed sexual abuse hidden from view. Those defending perverts have no clues about that side of their personality so shocked to hear of the horrific rapes by them. The victim is victimized too for daring to speak their truth so refuses to put perpetrators behind bars. They feel guilty for betraying sexual escapades in which they partook. Fearful, ashamed of their reputation being tarnished and unfairly wrongly judged as liars with an agenda of looking for money. Often too embarrassed to reveal the abuse, people do not understand the emotional abuse, nightmares haunting survivors for the rest of their lives. No amount of money of their instigators’ compensation can wipe out trauma of sexual abuse which affects marriage relationship intimacy in adulthood. Perpetrators do not know or realise they upset too many people so their damage destroys the life of victims and families including the perpetrator’s loved ones. This does not mean victims to be prevented from educating others to warn them to be more careful in life. Its wise to seek forgiveness on behalf of loved ones for inner healing and peace.Joyce Meyer, Oprah Winfrey and Maya Angelo, Billy Connelly and Dame Esther Rantzen, all spoke about their sexual abuses suffered, as she revealed for the first time in 2011, publicly talk about it and still manage to be successful in life. Don’t let abuse define your life to hurt yourself. Genesis 34:34 tells of the rape Dinah Jacob’s only daughter to visit Canaanite women. And Shechem son of Hamor, the Hivite and chief of region, saw her and raped her…Prince Shechem disgraced Dinah and Jacob’s sons killed Shechem and whole village for revenge. Shechem wants to marry Dinah, whole village told to circumcise to marry her. The circumcision ploy demobilised the village tricked for Dinah’s violation and brothers Simeon and Levi’s killed men. These brother’s extreme measures for vengeance for their sister Dinah’s rape is done by some people who practice it. The damage done by rape is violation of human rights and emotional damage is a lifetime of trauma. Be aware of consequences of pain for whole familyIn 2 Samuel 13-20, Amnon son of David raped his half-sister Tamar a virgin and Absalom’s sister. She said, do not force me; for such a thing is not done in Israel; do not do anything so vile. But he did not listen to her and stronger than her forced her and raped her. Absalom told Tamar, be quiet do not take it to heart…Tamar remained a desolate woman in brother Absalom’s house in 2 Samuel 13:11-12, 14, 20. Absalom later killed Ammon in revenge. In the past victims told to keep abuse secret because nobody will marry her and it brought shame to the family. In talk show TD Jake’s of Potters House said sexual abuse is so rampart that the question is there anyone not sexually abused? It shows many people dealing with rape and healing comes in Christ Jesus who came to heal broken heated. The Spirit of the LORD God is upon me, because the LORD anointed me and sent me to bring Good News to the oppressed, to heal the broken-hearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and release prisoners to provide for those who mourn in Zion to give them joy for ashes, oil of gladness for mourning, praise for the fainthearted. Are oaks of righteousness planted by the LORD to display HIS GLORY says Isaiah 61:1, 3. Survivors of rape sexual abuse carry wounds into adulthood but Jesus Christ heals the wounded. Isaiah 61:1,3 brings transformation healing through Redeemer Jesus Christ. God heals so breaks silence with HIS Light of hope to be joyful in life again in Jesus Name.
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Victoria Derbyshire program interview of Wade Robson and James Safechuck from 10:00 GMT on BBC News Channel in the UK.
For me ‘to live is Christ’ Philippians 1:21 is central focus of the Christian life. This statement points directly to Christ at the heart of the Gospel Message to Churches in Christ. To be like Jesus all through life journey from earth to Glory was Paul’s encouragement to the believers is, focus more on Jesus. First and foremost, “First Love” Christ in Revelations 2:4-5 says be “hot” in Christ for first love of Christian is Love is First for Christ. Our love must be expressed with passion actively seen as living sermon with personal intimate relationship with God in Christ Jesus. In Christ we live, move and have our being as Acts 17:28 says. God’s offspring joint-heirs with Christ First Born of Creation is to reflect Christ in the believer’s life. So set apart for God as a peculiar people saved by God’s Grace desperately need Saviour as anchor of hope secured only to Christ Master Captain of our life ship. Good success, spiritually or emotionally and physically requires a complete faith in God. Trust Jesus is with us always to end of the age as citizens of heaven, in the world but not of the world. So Paul preached the SACRIFICE of Jesus’ Blood to save people from all walks and ranks of life. Encourages us, “To live is Christ” by imitating Example of Christ, to do as Jesus did. Christian believers are to be like Jesus like Paul did, the Church is to follow the Godly Example of Jesus. Paul followed the Example of Christ in 1 Corinthians 11:1 shares Gospel Message of Jesus in living history to save people in the Kingdom of God. So “To live is Christ” is the daily pursue knowledge of Christ to get to know Christ better as a personal Friend. To understand Christ and know POWER of Resurrection of Christ in our heart as the focus of our goals and desires. Love of Christ is at center of our mind, heart, body and soul to live for Christ’s Glory. Christ is more precious, priceless, worth more than gold, silver, ruby, diamonds. Fixing our eyes on Christ is above all the things to run the race to win the prize to lay aside the entangling sin and worldly distractions. To fix eyes on Christ Jesus in Hebrews 12:1-2 means our life makes things of the world grow strangely dim.22 In Athens, Paul stood on the Mars hill and said, ‘Men of Athens I see that in all things you are too superstitious. 23 As I passed by and saw your devotion to the altar with inscription, ‘To An Unknown God,’ you worship, HIM I declare to you. 24 God made the world and all things in it as LORD of heaven and earth, dwells not in temples made with hands. 25 And worshipped by mankind, God Almighty gives life breath to all things. 26 And HE made of one blood all nations to dwell on all the face of the earth, determines the times appointed and boundaries of their habitation. 27 That all should seek the LORD and find HIM although seems far from us. 28 For in him we live, and move and have our being; as your poets said, we are HIS offsprings. 29 Children of God do not think of the Godhead like gold, silver, stone graven by art as man devices. 30 The times of ignorance God overlooked in past now commands all people to repent. 31 God appointed a day HE will judge the world in righteousness by the man Jesus Christ HE ordained and gave the assurance HE raised Jesus from death. 32 When they heard of resurrection of the dead some mocked and others said, “We will hear you again on this matter. 33 Paul left the city but 34 certain men held onto his teaching and believed and among them, Dionysius the Areopagite, and a woman named Damaris and others with them. “To live is Christ” is the essential lifeline of Christian faith on the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Christ is the ONLY Saviour who rise from death and so His grave is empty unlike all religions. Jesus Reigns and lives in heaven. Christ is the Only person to OVERCOME death in history to gives Christians the assurance of life after death. Eternal life is guaranteed by Jesus’ Resurrection to believers in Christ to live in heaven. The participation in the Resurrection of Christ from death in Philippians 3:10-11 means “To live is Christ” to gain an eternal life in heaven. So Paul understands having Jesus Christ has superseded all his material things in life. Paul’s testimony, since saved, ‘is to gain’ knowledge in Jesus Christ his Lord who for His sake lost things considered garbage. Paul gained Christ so found in Lord Jesus the promise of Eternal life in Philippians 3:7-9. Paul knew Lord Jesus in Mark 10:29-30 says sacrifice for Jesus’ sake will be repaid in the hundredfold. Paul preached Christ’s Resurrection, “To live is Christ” and to proclaim a Gospel Message of Christ Toured synagogues, the seaside resorts, prisons was apostle and tent maker. Paul’s constant message was Jesus Christ and Him crucified, in 1 Corinthians 2:2. Paul shared the Gospel Message of Christ’s Blood sacrifice to all people in walks and ranks of life kings, included the soldiers, statesmen, priests, philosophers, Jews, Gentile, wo/men. To Paul, to live is Christ and to die is gain to share joys of heaven central to Christian life. Paul looked forward to seeing Jesus Christ after his conversion but advances knowledge of Gospel to Church of Christ to bring Glory to Jesus Christ. He wrote many books in the New Testament and preached to all who listened. “To live is Christ” is live in Christ for Christ on the earth and in eternal life. The Rapture of Jesus and His Second Coming millennial Reign in Jerusalem is assured optimism and eternal hope of Christian believers.
Ezekiel 11:19-20 Then I will give them one heart, and I will put a new spirit within them, and take the stony heart out of their flesh and give them heart of flesh, 20 that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their Elohim. Scripture helps us to establish faith to understand the righteous standard of God and hear the Word as doers. Yet remembering to focus on the Word of God is a challenge in a too much information highway life. But it means diligently study His Face to deliver us from slavery of sin. The Holy Spirit implants in our new hearts God’s living sermon making us Ambassadors of Christ representing Kingdom of God in our heart to world. The distractions of life and difficulties of everyday life cause the word of God to drift from our minds and hearts if we are not alert. A season of hardships becomes times of trials testing our faith in God to remain Faithful in adversity. Often people say ” do not lose heart” meaning confidence in God can be shaken by circumstances of life. Though shaken but not stirred by fear to give up on God. That is the time to run to God to embrace His Love more than ever before. Feeding our mind and Spirit with encouraging words of God builds up faith to be strong in the LORD and to live in the POWER of HIS MIGHT. Jesus literally carries us in His footsteps when heavily weighed down. The Holy Spirit hears our groanings so takes over to intercede with Jesus on our behalf to God. Jesus is anointed by God to heal all the broken-hearted people hurt, abused offended, disappointed in the Church. It is the Holy Spirit that brings the comfort and healing into damaged hearts. Many trials and traumas have caused pain in our hearts but Jesus can heal us if we let Him. We are not to depend, rely on our own minds because the Bible warns us not to lean on our own understanding. A perfect time to examine your spiritual health and recalibrate your heart is use a safe facility centre to reflect on your life. Personal revival is the key to open your heart and soul to Jesus away from a busy world distractions. Tough times affects focus not to remember Goodness of God. Issues of life become bigger than they are so we need places of retreat to regenerate recharge our life batteries. A Sanctuary away from rat race becomes useful time to reflect, seek help from the trained counsellors if necessary. Others take time out from hustle bustle of work life to think through circumstances and make better choices and decisions. This helps a person recover from emotional, physical or psychological traumas. And a choice to seek help may depend on the resources and funding available to each person. The heart is subject to change of experiences encountered and personal attitude towards life. Believe in God and confidence in HIS Words feeds the mind and Spirit with soul food. It is essential to treat emotional and physical heart as the effects of trauma can affect both if a person is predisposed to any symptoms. The spiritual heart requires the regular check up with the word of God to keep fit as part of an emotional exercise. The believing heart is softened towards God and His Words but message of the Cross is foolishness to those perishing. A foolish man says there is no God is what the Bible says. Without a heart for God in Christ it is hard to believe in God. The heart is exposed to many different ideas and adverts so it can make it difficult to know what to believe. The manual for life is the Bible to guide us to know how to respond to circumstances in life. The human heart is deceitful and can be evil without knowledge and understanding from God. And going to Church does not a person a believer just as if sleeping in garage does not make you a car. This is why we guard our hearts from what we hear, see or watch. World events impact thought process stored in subconscious mind. The heart replays and relays such ideas to the mind to filter and to express how we feel about situations in life. The processes happens so automatically we may not realise it’s happening. We are to guard our hearts because out of the heart proceeds evil. Jesus said that what proceeds from the heart defiles the man so be careful what you store in mind or your heart. God over rules the heart to direct and control when necessary but gives freewill choice to make decisions.A heart of a king is in the hands of God says Proverbs 21:1 to be turned where God wants to turn it to do HIS bidding. Proverbs 21:1 says the king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD like the rivers of water turns when HE WILLS. Pharaoh’s heart was hardened to accomplish God’s purpose in Egypt for the Exodus. So the rebellious heart becomes insensitive to the Spirit and Word of God until there is a time God is forced to intervene. As the end time events happen its important to call upon God for HIS Grace, Mercy and Compassion. All need Jesus now more than ever before to Remind God of HIS Promises to give HIM no rest for HIS ANSWERS to prayer to restore or bring changes in the world. At times God’s Grace seems delayed than expected but it does not mean its forgotten. Timing is necessary to know that the anticipated expectations are from God according to HIS plans and purposes for our lives. At times our thoughts are not in line with desires of our hearts. God’s thoughts are Higher than our thoughts and the plans or purposes of our hearts. Congruence with the word of God in important to be living within these Biblical will of God.