Pungent Point 2126 Dated 18 Oct 2018
The Message of Cross – 09
O God, why hast thou cast us off forever? Why doth thine anger smoke against the sheep of thy pasture? (Psalms 74: 1 KJV )
In this scripture of Psalms, Psalmist explains the spirit of Christ Before so many years, It is prophesy by man of God about believers who trust in the God, Who lives among other nations’ guidance. Psalmist’s pain exposed in great suffering, it might be considered as complaint to God, Oh God , Why you have forsake us forever, Why your anger is against us, even we are sheep of your pasture. This is situation of Cross, why Lord Jesus Christ said on the Cross, My God , My God, Why you have forsaken me,
Believers’ suffering, disappointed in great pain and helplessness explains real persecution. In fact, they cannot tolerate more persecution due to long time continual persecution. Psalmist explains in question to God, Why you have forsaken us of God in other nations, you have forgotten us, we are suffering a lot, even our basic needs, protections had been blocked. It seems that psalmist pain is under continual those who are not belong to God, but are suffering under their control of everything. It seems that it had been for long time ago with believers. They are forced to complain to God.
if we see to current situation of Pakistani Christian, Asylum seekers & Refugees of different countries especially Asylum seekers & Refugees of Thailand, Malaysia. As They had been deprived again. May God restore all of us believers in Christ, may God send his divine supernatural help, May God set us free from these countries and other nation’ guidance to be blessed to live our lives righteously according to His Holy Words.
written by Your Brother in Christ
This is my most favorite song of all time EVER, in the whole world!
This is RAW EMOTION. The human soul crying out for his Creator like NEVER before! This is pain and pure anguish crying out for LIFE, which is Jesus Christ alone. Yeshua!
This song means everything to me and The LORD wants me to share it with you all tonight. It was shared with me by a very special person. This person is very dear to my heart. He knows Jesus. I never knew a man could be kind. Christ manifesting in someone is a Marvelous thing. The Spirit of God blows my mind. I have personally had bad experiences with men all my life. It starts with my testimony which I’ve yet to share. The Lord has revealed a lifetime worth of new information about everything. I never thought possible. To God be the Glory for all this!
Anyways, Father God wants you to receive this HOPE tonight!
Salvation in Jesus Christ ALONE is only one breath away. Cry out, friend. I pray these lyrics stir your soul with a longing like you never thought possible. A longing for LOVE. A longing and a yearning for Jesus Christ. Yeshua.
Praise THE LORD!!! 🙂
Day Of Fire Lyrics
“The Dark Hills”
Sittin in the dark shakin in a cold wind dyin to get well keep trying but I’m broken
A kiss on my lips that use to thrill me, if I go another day it’s gonna kill me
Slipped into a dream woke up in a nightmare scars on my skin don’t know how they got there
How heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?
They say Jesus walked the dark hills He broke bread with beggars and thieves
If I cry out in this darkness, if I fall down on my knees
If He walks the dark hills, will He come for me? Will He come save me?
Searching for the truth through stained glass windows covered up in shame things that only I know
Strike a match and light another candle, raise my hands a sing a pretty song.
If anybody knew this ugliness inside me would they throw a stone would the crucify me?
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?
They say Jesus walks the dark hills He breaks bread with beggars and thieves
When I cry out in this darkness, When I fall down on my knees
When He walks the dark hills, I know He’ll come for me. I know He’ll come save me.
The Day Of The Lord Is Coming
Are we on the threshold of that terrible time when God openly intervenes in the affairs of men which is called “The Day of the Lord”?
The phrase “the day of the Lord” is used nineteen times in the Old Testament (Isaiah 2:12; 13:6, 9; Ezekiel 13:5, 30:3; Joel 1:15, 2:1,11,31; 3:14; Amos 5:18,20; Obadiah 15; Zephaniah 1:7,14; Zechariah 14:1; Malachi. 4:5) and five times in the New Testament (Acts 2:20; 1 Thessalonians 5:2; 2 Thessalonians 2:2; 2 Peter 3:10). It is also alluded to in other passages (Revelation 6:17; 16:14).
The New Testament calls it a day of “wrath,” a day of “visitation,” and the “great day of God Almighty” (Revelation 16:14) and refers to a still future fulfillment when God’s wrath is poured out on unbelieving Israel (Isaiah 22; Jeremiah 30:1-17; Joel 1-2; Amos 5; Zephaniah 1) and on the unbelieving world (Ezekiel 38–39;Zechariah 14). The Scriptures indicate that “the day of the Lord” will come quickly, like a thief in the night (Zephaniah 1:14-15; 2 Thessalonians 2:2), and therefore Christians must be watchful and ready for the coming of Christ at any moment.
Besides being a time of judgment, it will also be a time of salvation as God will deliver the remnant of Israel, fulfilling His promise that “all of Israel will be saved” (Romans 11:26), forgiving their sins and restoring His chosen people to the land He promised to Abraham (Isaiah 10:27; Jeremiah 30:19-31, 40; Micah 4; Zechariah 13). The final outcome of the day of the Lord will be that “the arrogance of man will be brought low and the pride of men humbled; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day” (Isaiah 2:17). The ultimate or final fulfillment of the prophecies concerning the day of the Lord will come at the end of history when God, with wondrous power, will punish evil and fulfill all His promises.
THE LOVE OF GOD OUR SAVIOR WILL DELIVER US
Many believers look around the world today and ponder whether these prophetic times will be upon us soon. For the church, it will be a great day indeed. For it is bible based & correct to state that the Day of the Lord will be ushered in by the Rapture of the church.
God has His plan for the earth and His own. Make no mistake: God will execute it according to His revealed will. So that we know the following from scripture:
Until this time of “grace” is over the Holy Spirit (through the True church) restrains evil in the world (2 Thess.2:1-12). The church is empowered to spread the Salvation message of “The Gospel “.
The church is the corporate vessel that The Spirit indwells. Once the church is removed from the earth evil will have its full day in the first stage of a period called “The Day of The Lord”. It is called this because the Lord is suddenly acting on the earth, first in judgment, the darkest time in human history, and then in His sovereign right as King of Kings in His 1000 year rule from Jerusalem. (1 Thess.5:2-4).
These times and seasons leading up to the conclusion of this age of man is NOT for the church. They belong to the “lost” earthly people. The church is looking for Jesus Christ, NOT for times and seasons. The word for “times” in Greek is chronos, from which we get our English word chronology. God’s chronology including “The Day of The Lord” and “The Great Tribulation” is for Israel and the gentiles. (1 Thess.5:1).
The church is not in darkness. We are in the light (1 Thess.5:4-5).
We are not appointed to wrath (1 Thess.5:9).
We are to comfort one another with these truths (1 Thess.5:11).
These things cannot happen until the true church is removed from the earth (2 Thess.2:1-12).
*The Holy Spirit will remain on earth to do the works GOD has ordained but will no longer RESTRAIN EVIL. The calling out of the Church by The Spirit is over and it’s restraining influence over evil in the world as well. It is the time of terrible judgments Christ will send upon the earth.
In Matt.24:14, a message is preached during the entire “Tribulation” period called “The Gospel of The Kingdom”. It is the same message both Jesus and John the Baptist preached to Israel before they rejected Jesus. Once again, IT IS GOD’S MESSAGE TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL FIRST THEN THE GENTILES! And this time God will make it work for the believing remnant as set forth below. (Matt. 4:17).
This is NOT the message we preach. We direct our witness to individuals to come out of this world to Jesus. We do not know the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand, but those in the Tribulation will and that is their ministry. It is a ministry rekindled TO ISRAEL. It is for the believing Jewish remnant to do. We, on the other hand preach “The Gospel of Grace”(Matt. 11:28;20:28).
After this event( the rapture of the church) scripture reveals “the man of sin”, The Antichrist, who will come upon the scene arising from the western powers and be possessed by Satan (2 Thess.2:9).
Preceding this will be the falling away of the apostate church (2 Thess.2:3-12) which will enter into the “tribulation” and cozy up to this world ruler in an an unholy union and alliance(Rev.17). This will lead to the world rule of Antichrist and God’s judgments upon the earth culminating with the triumphant return of the Lord to defeat all the world powers(Rev.17:14) and usher in the millennium (Rev.20:1-3).
For the believing Israelite’s it is good news. This terrible time will lead to a revelation of the true Israel, in belief, in the land God granted them. This will happen as a result of God’s actions on their behalf who will deliver them from all their enemies at the conclusion of the great tribulation. The 144,000 of Rev.7:2-4 form the foundation of a new Israel “Born in a day”(Isaiah 66:7-9). Their deliverer will be none other then Jesus Christ, The Lion of the Tribe of Judah. The Old Testament saints will be raised from the dead and they too will complete this miracle promised them by God.
Ample biblical proof exists to conclude that today’s efforts to secure peace and safety for Israel are bound for failure according to God’s revealed will and His plan for humankind(Isaiah:chapters 12-13; Joel 1-15;2:2).
The day of the Lord, in prophetic times, covers the coming tribulation ( Rev.chaps 6-19) and Christ’s reign on David’s throne for 1000 years (Rev.20). It ends at the great white throne judgment of the lost of all ages (Rev.20:11-15) and the ushering in of the new heavens and earth called “the day of God” (2 Pet.10-13)
Let’s take a look at some scripture, directly relating to Israel, that addresses God’s fulfillment of His plan for His chosen people.
In Jeremiah 31:27-40 we see God acting in the affairs of Israel according to His covenants with their forefathers. Prophetically it looks into the future time of the day of the Lord when believing Israel will be regathered from all the nations of the world and God will make a ” new covenant” with them that will never be forgotten (See: Jeremiah 32:37-40; 50:5; Joel 3:1; Isaiah 11:10-12; Ezekiel 37:21-28; Acts 15:15-18).
It is God who will cause Israel’s salvation and bring them peace and security. For Israel will never achieve these goals through the help of worldly powers. They are God’s property now and forever. He is their jealous guarantor, their husband and deliverer. And those nations that she makes deals with will have God to answer to now and at the conclusion of mans age.
This poem was written by a dear Brother in Christ concerning his awakening in God.
THE BLIND MAN, by Joseph Arthurs
My eyes have been shielded
Too many years by now
My heart of rock not yielded
Remaining made of stone.
Why have I ignored this
Letting life pass wearily along
Did I not see the answer
Shining clearly all day long
My arrogance and pride misled me
Telling me I was doing fine
I just decided to let things be
Submitting my heart each time
Til the day He nudged me
Riding on my high horse
My eyes blinked open slowly
As I saw I was at a loss
Now let me say to you clearly
I hope those days are past
It was His grace shocked me
To learn,to pray..but fast
May God now maintain me
Keeping me on His path
With Jesus’ love redeeming
The Spirit too has my back.
©Joseph M. Arthurs, 2015
“I felt compelled to write this today and I have chosen this community to have the option of reading my mini testimony. I thirst for more knowledge and counsel. Ty, Be Blessed sisters and brothers in Jesus.”
By RENEE SWOPE
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
|As we drove home from a weekend away in the mountains, I felt a heavy sense of dread and sadness. Laying my head back on my seat, I told my husband, JJ, “I don’t want to go home.”
The stress and strain of countless commitments at home and at work were taking a toll on me. If only I could return to that little mountain town where no one knew me or needed me.
JJ asked some clarifying questions, and then he suggested I make a list of everything on my plate so I could ask God what needed to be cut back.
Honestly, at first I resented the fact that he was adding one more thing “to do” on my already long list of things I’d never get done.
But later that week I took his advice and wrote out all my commitments and concerns. I made a list of deadlines and dates on my calendar with every appointment, event, conference call and meeting I could think of for the next six months.
And I prayed: Please God, show me where I need to make changes.
I assumed the Holy Spirit would suggest adjustments in my schedule, but that’s not what happened. God didn’t tell me to make cut backs at work or in ministry. He didn’t show me our family had too many activities. He didn’t challenge me to take a sabbatical, although I was hoping He would.
Jesus showed me it was worry — not my workload — that was making me weary.
You see, during the weeks leading up to my “meltdown,” I let my thoughts dwell on the possible negative outcome of several different circumstances and decisions, all at the same time. And without realizing it, I had spent as much time thinking and worrying about concerns, commitments, circumstances and deadlines as I did working on them.
It was not only how I spent my time, but how I spent my thoughts that left me depleted. It wasn’t until I brought it all to God, and wrote it all out, that I recognized what was happening.
Instead of escaping to the mountains where no one knows us or needs us, in today’s key verse from Matthew 11:28 above, Jesus invites us to come to Him so He can give us:
Rest for our weary hearts and minds.
Freedom from the captivity of our concerns.
Maybe there are worries making you weary. Do you hear Jesus gently inviting you to come to Him, seeking and trusting that His heart is big enough to care and strong enough to carry all that concerns you?
Dear Lord, when concerns consume me, help me remember You are there inviting me to come to You and talk about all I’m thinking and doing. Show me if my workload or my worries are making me weary and help me trust You more with both. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
TRUTH FOR TODAY:
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REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Write three concerns on a piece of paper and put them in an envelope. On the outside of the envelope write: “Jesus, I’m giving my cares to You because You care about me.” Put your envelope in a journal or notebook and let God take care of what’s concerning You today.
|© 2015 by Renee Swope. All rights reserved.|
“But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy.”
1 Peter 4:13
*This is a video I found on YouTube, not mine.