On Good Friday

A friend of mine passed on this video on Good Friday.  Sharing it with you all.  Watch this video on John 3:16 to get a deeper perspective of the love of our Heavenly Father.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoQJI5HTSss

 

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From: Jesus Calls <admin@jesuscalls.org>
Date: Sat, Apr 19, 2014 at 12:23 PM
Subject: Son of God Movie – Releasing 25th April in Theatres near you
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Watch and Pray

…See that you are not troubled….Watch and pray…….                                       

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There is a story told about a preacher who would be found sharing his testimonies and also the Word of God at the Church street corner.   In the earlier days the people  would stand or stop by on their bi-cycles and listen to him.   This went on for months and years and now the people no more used bicycles, and they used fast cars.  Moreover they did not have much time to wait and listen to the preacher who was getting older.   So there were very few, hardly one or two people who would listen to him.  After a few more years with the coming of the mobile phones and Facebook, there was absolutely no one who would standby to listen to the truth spoken by the old preacher.  Finally one small boy who saw the old preacher almost everyday at the Church street corner asked him ” Why do you preach anymore, no one seems to be listening to you”.  Very patiently the preacher replied ” Before I preached to change people, now I am preach so that I may not change.”  Very close to what the Lord said,  Will I find faith when I return.

Today it requires determination and right decisions made  by His grace, so that we are not be sucked away by a materialistic lifestyle.  We will need Him and have to constantly seek Him so that our foot slip not.  Let us look to Him, call on Him so that we can stand when the evil day comes.  Now are the days when we must fulfill our responsibility as a soldier of Jesus Christ more than ever before.   God gives us a whole heavenly spiritual and invisible armory, which we can put on by faith as written in Eph 6:11,14-17

 

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Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness,
and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God;

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This is the day for us to wage a warfare for our nation, cities and our families with the whole armor of God.   To pray for His Kingdom to be built in our nations, to be built up in our Churches and for the kingdom of the devil to be razed to the ground.

In the earlier years, the schools in the USA had regular prayers before the sessions started. It was an atheist parent that approached the court for the prayers  to be stopped.  The court passed the ruling with zero objections from the Christians.  The rest is history.  All Christian crosses and signages also have been removed.  The Our Father is no more prayed in the name of religious tolerance.

Let us whole heartedly pray for our leaders as mentioned in  2 Tim 2:1,2

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence.

 

Prayer : Loving and most gracious Heavenly Father.  Prepare us as we come to you this day.  Help us to see our life in the light of your  Holy Scriptures.  Change our lives that we may be prayer warriors.  People that will pray and take victory over the enemy in all walks of life.  Fill us with the Spirit of prayer and supplication and grant us your grace, that we may willfully commit our lives and time to pray, in this most needed hour.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

 

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Pray – He listens

 

 

 

Watch Watch Watch – 3

…See that you are not troubled….Watch and pray…….                                       

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The movie – Noah – released

Many a times the Spiritual world and its events are depicted in the natural world, in various ways.  Recently the movie Noah was released in Singapore.  At first when I saw the signage I thought it would be a secular movie.  But then I learnt that it may not be totally relevant to scriptures,  but the name itself sounds like  “The hand writing on the wall.”  May the discerning take note and take to heart.

And as it was in the days of Noah, so it will be also in the days of the Son of Man:

In Luke 21 we read the story of an old widow who put in a very small offering in the temple treasury, amidst the rich who put in a lot of money. But Jesus said this poor widow has put in more than all. God does not look at the size of the offering but at the heart of the giver. He sees the motives and intentions of our heart. So in His eyes the poor become rich, the weak become strong and the low become high.

In the days of Noah, before the flood came, the Lord saw that the people had become extremely wicked and their thoughts were constantly and totally evil. Increasing Violence, lust for power and degrading moral values. People lost direction in life and God was not in their scheme of things at all. And God said to Noah, I intend to make an end of all flesh, for through men the land is filled with violence; and behold, I will destroy them and the land ( Gen 6:13 ). This was the beginning of the end in those days. God kept alive Noah and his family, eight souls in all and wiped out the human race.

Today, political instability, Gay marriages, filthy moral values, Obscene lifestyles and more. Canada wants to introduce sex education even in primary classes, open mention of occult and witch craft through movies like harry potter, thus making what the Bible calls an abomination a fad and a University, and thus preparing the new generation to learn witDSC_0002chcraft and denounce all godly values and be separated from God. Harry potter is an evil  seed planted in the tender hearts of the new generation. And Christians also knowingly/unknowingly have invested to get these books and videos for their children thus contributing to the growth of the devils kingdom. Then there is lust for power and position, fear of what others say about us and diminishing or absolutely no fear of God or what God thinks about us.

“When the Son of Man returns, it will be like it was in Noah’s day.  In those days before the Flood, the people were enjoying banquets and parties and weddings right up to the time Noah entered his boat.  Matt 24:37,38

Are we not in such days? Today where does our heart choose to be. The time is come for us  to decide either totally for Him or against Him.

“Time to fully  turn to God, because the Kingdom of Heaven is near. ” Time to examine ourselves, REPENT and TURN to God and He will have mercy upon us for His goodness and mercy endures forever.

 

Prayer : Loving and most gracious Heavenly Father.  Oh! God of all mercies. Look upon us with your eyes of compassion and mercies. Help us, by your Spirit to discern the times that we are in.  Help us to examine our lives carefully and Repent and forsake anything that is displeasing in your sight.  Help us to love you and love others as you have taught us. By your grace and mercies grant us victory in every circumstance in our lives.   In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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Watch Watch Watch – 2

…See that you are not troubled….Watch and pray…….                                       

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There are a group of people from Nepal who are called Gurkhas and they are know for their fearless military prowess.

The former Indian Army Chief of Staff Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw, once stated that “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or is a Gurkha” and may I add ” or a true disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ”

Of this clan there would be certain who would be in cities.  I have seen them in my childhood days.  They are very pleasant and friendly too. They keep watch over  the suburbs and city by night.  They have a stick with them and as they walk around, they  hit this stick on  the road.  Thus signalling that they are on rounds. Some of them go on cycles and also blow a whistle.   If at all a thief is spotted they blow the whistle to alert the people and would go after the thief.    This is the traditional work of a watch man who would be brave and alert the people, thus guarding the city.

Many a times in big houses we also see trained dogs. These dogs are at times also pet named as –  watcher.  Their duty at night  is to keep watch over the house.  Either they bark and alert their master or trained ones would even chase or attack a thief.

In the Spiritual world, this is a watchman’s trumpet call i.e the watch man of the city blows a trumpet when he sees danger coming to the city.   When the thief is trying to break into the city gates or  when the thief tries to enter the families.  This Email is a watchman’s trumpet call to you, to wake up and WATCH. To WATCH and PRAY.

One cannot despise or jump out of the times and seasons they are found in.

 This message came to me concerning Edom :Someone from Edom  keeps calling to me, “Watchman, how much longer until morning? When will the night be over?” The watchman replies, “Morning is coming, but night will soon follow. If you wish to ask again, then come back and ask.”   Isa 21:11,12

Day and night passes by but a spiritual darkness covers the land or is coming.  The morning is coming but the night will soon follow. There is a night coming when no man can work.   Now let us do the works of God while we are in the day.  Declining value systems, Degrading moral compass, a material world without need for God. The morning is slowly changing  to night. Who can hold the fort ? Only the praying Christian, only the praying Churches and families, can keep the light burning for the Lord said ‘ As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.’

Cry out now, call out now, reconcile now, Seek Him now, forgive those you need to forgive now, Get right with God now, Do everything you need to now so we can escape the SUDDENLIES.

His watchmen are blind, They are all ignorant; They are all dumb dogs, They cannot bark; Sleeping, lying down, loving to slumber.  Isa 56:10

The watchmen must bark, warn, raise the alarm when they see danger coming, they must blow the trumpet. So that the people may be alerted and the city may be protected from the coming danger.

A disciple of the Lord is a farmer who has to sow seed, an athlete who has to run a race with the required discipline and also a soldier who has to be trained and ready at all times, to fight the enemy.   Two countries may not always be at war , but the army is always trained and ready if war breaks.  There is a rising call to prepare for the battle in the spirit with the armour of God. Every disciple must get ready

Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one.
(Eph 6:13-16 NKJV)

 

Prayer : Loving and most gracious Heavenly Father.  Thank you Lord for keeping us safe through out this week and giving us a new day.  Help us to understand the times that we live in today.  Help us to draw nigh to you so that you may draw nigh to us, as written in your Word.   Cleanse our lives with your precious blood and help us to take all the actions and decisions required (forgive, repent, reconcile, prioritise  ..) that we may truly enthrone you as King in our life.   Prepare us to do all that you want us to do.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.