Published on Jan 29, 2019
Published on Jan 29, 2019
Today’s Scripture References:
2 Chronicles 16:9 (KJV)
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him. Herein thou hast done foolishly: therefore from henceforth thou shalt have wars.
Isaiah 6:8 (KJV)
8 Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me.
Revelation 1:4-6 (KJV)
4 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
Pungent Point 2129 Dated 21 Oct 2018
The Message of Cross – 12
Mark 14:38 King James Version (KJV)
38 Watch ye and pray, lest ye enter into temptation. The spirit truly is ready, but the flesh is weak.
Now the Message of Christ is to pray and watch, lest you enter into temptations. Prophesies of prophets has fulfilled, Christ is fulfillment of Law. Jesus said to disciples, Watch and pray because flesh is weak even spirit is still truly ready.
This is message of Cross for righteous faithful people, servants of God, disciples, sons/daughters of God, men/women of God to be careful for time, Because day of Judgment is going on, we are going through Last Days, Devil is opposing the spirit of truth of Christ. In this world, there is fight between good and evil, truth and falsehood, light and darkness and God and evils spirits.
Righteous faithful must be careful and pray and watch. After watching, be faithful and contented, it is written that In last days, elected and selected will be lost. Devil is moderately evil, Devil is roaring loudly (1 Peter 5: 😎. Be careful, lest you enter into temptations.
Only 12 disciples changed the whole world with Good News of Jesus Christ. But now 12 Millions above churches cannot change minds and thoughts of human being, why, because there is no Spirit of Jesus Christ to shine the darkness. Most of people have double standard, double mindedness, lukewarm Christian, they prefer worldly thoughts rather than missionaries’ spirits for peace of world, as Disciples had left everything for Lord Jesus Christ for peace of world. they prefer their luxuries, enjoyments, self- desires rather than spirit of truth and righteousness. Even darkness is trying to prevail over light.
It is written that field is vast, but laborer are few (Matthew 9: 37). Are there really few laborer who walks by faith in promises of God, Are there really few missionaries minded who wants to work for Lord Jesus Christ, Who he is ready to leave his everything for Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ? Who want to present for Lord Jesus Christ voluntarily above their personal desires.
Watch and pray for vast field, Humanity is going to die under darkness of worldly flesh thoughts and selfishness; People are fighting for denominational missions, beliefs, faiths. Do human have really mind of Christ who said that love your enemies, Love your Neighbors, carry Cross and follow Lord Jesus Christ? Do we forgive fellow human as Lord Jesus Christ said? Do human love each other, Jesus Christ become human to save humanity.
It is ridiculous that whosoever try to walk by faith, they make fun of commitment and devotion by saying. They are still trying to follow Lord Jesus Christ’ disciples ways. Even they discourage, insult and block the blessing, provision of faithful to tempt and blackmail. Worldly minded please themselves but not the Mission of Christ, it is too much difficult to follow the Great Commission of Lord Jesus Christ, Worldly minded discourage the Great commission minded by blocking basic needs of faithful who works of Lord Jesus Christ’ great commission. Everybody can work in planed schedule with funds and provision.
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:10)
Dear Heavenly Father God, Bless the families of faithful missionary minded people who are working in wilderness and who are walking by faith in your Holy Words promises for everything. You are only provider, refugee, fortress, strong power. Father God, Missionary minded had spent their lives for your Good News among other nations by following Great Commission. Now they are on risk of lives, lacks of everything, homeless, stateless. You are Hope, We have hope in you Lord of Host, You can provide us from your divine treasure through supernatural ways. Most of minded like me wrecked have no way to come out from darkness, Because devil has become like morning start. Even nothing to survive. Even their families are on risk. You can only comfort all of us with your divine blessings to meet with families and have your confirmation for everything to be blessed according to your Holy promises. May Devil be ashamed in Jesus mighty and holy Name. I ask in mighty of Jesus Christ.
Written by your brother in Christ
Farhad S. Bhatti.
🎶The heart is a bloom
Shoots up through the stony ground
There’s no room
No space to rent in this town
You’re out of luck
And the reason that you had to care
The traffic is stuck
And you’re not moving anywhere
You thought you’d found a friend
To take you out of this place
Someone you could lend a hand
In return for grace
It’s a beautiful day
Sky falls, you feel like
It’s a beautiful day
Don’t let it get away🎶
The song “BEAUTIFUL DAY” is from the U2 Album ALL THAT YOU CAN’T LEAVE BEHIND (October 2000) it reached to No 1 in the UK singles chart and as far as 21 in the US singles chart. This song came out in the back drop to the Jubilee 2000 campaign that Bono was involved with. It was during the making of the “All you can’t leave behind” album that Bono, who was in the US and on a crusade, experiencing a surge of optimism sat down with arch conservative Congressman Jesse Helms in Washington. “Somehow the result of the important meeting was to hit an emotional nerve with the Congressman. The US got on board to the tune $435 million dollars in cancelled debts. Maybe the world wasn’t such a bad place after all. There was hope “It’s a beautiful day!” Edge reached for the Explorer, the Gibson guitar he’d used during U2’s formative years, and the sound was complete. It was a shimmering triumph in more ways than one.” The song is a cry from the heart to open up your eyes to those who need you, and stop denying that earth has become a broken mess by human greed and get busy doing something about the brokenness. Evidence of a broken world lies all around us. We are aware of it when we turn on the TV or read the news papers. We are assaulted by it from all directions. Reminded about the broken fragments of human life from dawn till dusk. If we are unlucky it even haunts our dreams. Contemporary life is filled with brokenness. In many neighbourhoods people don’t have to to go to far to touch the broken fragments of peoples lives. The song “Beautiful Day” reminds us of hope in the middle of the shards of broken lives. The song can be heard as a haunting prophetic voice that reminds us all of the person and the purpose of Yeshua/Jesus. “to seek and save the lost” The song provokes those who hear it towards hope. We are reminded of the hopeful message of Yeshua/Jesus to those who live life in the dirt or on the margins and at the same time the song rings out the challenging and disturbing message of our Messiah to those in power. Facebook friends,
hope, “Don’t let it get away” Just think what it would look like to live in a world of hope rather than a world of despair. “EVERYTHING IS POSSIBLE TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE” Get busy today and do something about the brokenness. Amen?
🎶Leaves are falling all around
It’s time I was on my way
Thanks to you I’m much obliged
For such a pleasant stay
But now it’s time for me to go
The autumn moon lights my way
For now I smell the rain
And with it pain
And it’s headed my way
Ah, sometimes I grow so tired
But I know I’ve got one thing I got to do
This week I have been listening to Robert Plant’s Band of Joy. The golden rock god burrows deeper into gothic American roots music. Trading in T-Bone Burnett and Alison Krauss for Buddy Miller and Patty Griffin, thereby finding the only sound that matters. My favorite track is Angel Dance and a new rendition of Ramble On. This album has brought me much Joy this week. Who doesn’t want Joy in their life? Isaiah 55:12 says, “You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.” The word “led forth” in Hebrew, is “yabal.” Yabal also means to “flow”, like a river flows. YeHoVaH/God’s Spirit is likened to water that flows. So, when you’re living in His Spirit and being led by Him, you’re going to flow. Is your life characterized by flowing or is it being driven, pressed, and compelled by all the things that are happening around you? Are you rushing and running but not being led? If you’re not being led, then you’re not going to flow. Anger, jealousy, fear, and depression have no flow. A life that’s driven, forced, and pushed has no flow because it’s not led. But if you’re led by YeHoVaH/God, you have the quality of flowing. Love, faith, mercy, kindness, Joy, and peace flow. That’s how you are to go through life, flowing in His Spirit. Don’t be driven, but instead be led and be Joyful. For when you are led by His Spirit, your life will flow like a river. Then you shall go out with Joy and be led forth with peace. Amen?
“He looked directly at them and said, ‘What then is this that is written: “The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone”?’” (Luke 20:17).
For centuries, YeHoVaH called the citizens of Israel to stop relying on the gods around them and instead lean on Him, the Rock who is faithful in all His ways and a shelter for those in need (Deut. 32:4; Ps. 71:3). This commandment to shun idolatry in favor of worship of YeHoVaH, the one true God, was the most basic requirement for the ancient Israelites (Ex. 20:1–3), but the people as a whole failed to keep it. Though Our Father sent prophets again and again to call the people back to covenant fidelity (Isa. 6; Jer. 1; Ezek. 2:1–7), most of them did not abandon their flagrant idolatry. The disobedience got so bad that Our Father was left with no choice but to cast the people into exile if He was to be true to the warnings and stipulations He had given to Israel (Lev. 26; 2 Kings 17:7–23). Upon the return of the people to the land, there was a new and laudable dedication to obey the Mosaic law in order to prevent an exile from happening again (Neh. 8–10). Regrettably, however, over time the religious leaders began to create takanot, adding commands and rules that obscured the true intent of the Torah. When the Rock to whom the law of Moses points finally came, these leaders, by and large, could not receive Him as the One in whom they were to find shelter. YESHUA UPHELD GOD’S LAW WHILE DENOUNCING MAN MADE ADDITIONS THAT GAVE THE APPEARANCE OF GODLINESS EXTERNALLY BUT HAD NOT THE SPIRIT WITHIN! This entire story is encapsulated in the parable that Yeshua tells in today’s passage I shared, which reveals that He embodies the Rock upon whom His people must stand. Our Savior is the Rock, and if we do not stand upon Him as our cornerstone, then we will stumble upon Him and be destroyed like the leaders who opposed Him. Facebook friends, Yeshua describes Himself as the Cornerstone that His church would be built upon, a unified body of believers, both Jew and Gentile. may we always seek to stand on Him, the Cornerstone. Amen? https://youtu.be/ID_M2PAQhfI
🎶I’ll follow you down through the eye of the storm
Don’t worry I’ll keep you warm.
I’ll follow you down while we’re passing through space
I don’t care if we fall from grace
I’ll follow you down🎶
A young couple in love picking dandelions in a hazy, dreamlike field in the mountains…walking hand in hand to the mountain’s edge, gazing out at the water below. A romantic moment captured at the base of a cascading waterfall. A solitary place to wash the world away and live in the moment for two people who seem to need nothing but each other to enjoy true happiness. A bird’s eye view of an evolving relationship that culminates in a wedding and a white picket fence. Images like these would seem to be out of place in a hard rock music video, but Shinedown makes it work perfectly within the confines of the video for their most recent single, “I’ll Follow You,” off of their hit album, Amaryllis. “Ill Follow You” is an uncompromising song. Literally, It’s a song about “No Compromise” It’s a song that is about not settling for anything else, not settling for second best. The song is full of illustrations of that. Shinedown use the lyrics like an artist uses a paint brush to tell the story of no compromise devotion. In the song it is devotion and no compromise to a person but you don’t have to go too far to appreciate that this sentiment could be carried over to most spheres of life. The theme dedication and no compromise is in the reading for today. We join uncompromising Elijah on Mount Carmel with the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. This is where Elijah taunts the prophets to prove whose God is greater, that that he might get his uncompromising message across to the people of YeHoVaH/God. Today has been rough my friends. INSOMNIA is horrible! I still found the time to read the word today and felt led to write this. The theme dedication and no compromise was is in my reading for today. We join uncompromising Elijah on Mount Carmel with the prophets of Baal in 1 Kings 18. This is where Elijah taunts the prophets to prove whose God is greater, that that he might get his uncompromising message across to the people of YeHoVaH/God. This is a fairly well known passage in the Bible because it relays the story of one man, Elijah, making a stand for YeHoVaH/God against an evil king and 450 prophets of Baal. Elijah recommended that they have a competition to see whose God was stronger, and the prophets of Baal set up an offering on a wooden alter, asking Baal to send fire from heaven to consume the offering. After they failed, Elijah instructed the men to dig a trench around the altar and pour water over the offering until it was so saturated that the water overflowed and filled the trench. Elijah then called out to God, who sent fire to consume the offering, the water, the alter, the rocks, and even the dust around the altar. Seeing this, the people fell on their faces and worshipped the Lord. Elijah is unflinching in his devotion – He Follows YeHoVaH/God, the prophets of Baal do not, Elijah shows no compromise in delivering God’s verdict in this situation in order to have God’s people change direction and turn back to God. Elijah was uncompromising in delivering the message of relationship through these circumstances to all who were present and to all who would hear. That God wants to turn hearts towards himself in relationship. Elijah would not give up on this message. He was devoted to it and would not back down, give up or compromise on it. We too are invited to be like Elijah in the passage, we too are encouraged to stand our ground in an age where people are drawn away from God by other things. We too are heralds of a message of God’s desire for relationship. We too are ambassadors of his kingdom and his rule. We too are to be uncompromising in out character and manner of life. all for the benefit of others. Elijah had bottle, The question is do we? The problem for the prophets was that they were faltering between two opinions. This also was true of the nation as a whole. This is the definition of compromise. In Shinedown’s song we find the opposite sentiment “Without a doubt I’m on your side, There’s nowhere else that I would rather be, I’m not about to compromise,” The uncompromising truth was that Elijah stands for is displayed in verses 36-39. Amen?
Tonight after watching Sammy Hagar‘s new tv show, I realized Sammy is a good man all around. His faith, his music and being a philanthropist. ( http://www.axs.tv/programs/sammy-hagar/ ) Here’s a lesson straight from the lips of the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar himself, don’t you wait for things to happen, you need to make them happen on your terms.
🎶 Don’t wanna wait til tomorrow,
Why put it off another day?
One more walk through problems,
Built up, and stand in our way ,ah
One step ahead, one step behind me
Now you gotta run to get even
Make future plans, don’t dream about yesterday, hey
C’mon turn, turn this thing around…..Right Now🎶
“Right Now” is about living in the moment. It’s about making something happen now. It’s not a song about waiting but of turning something around. It’s a motivation song. It’s an action song. It’s a doing song. It’s not a song about playing it safe, but a song of risking all to make it happen. As Believers we like nothing better than playing it safe. We are those who when we are confronted by the risks of life first gather as many facts as possible, view the options, and make choices so that we are in control and reasonably certain of the outcome. Abraham did not gather the facts, view the options, was not in control and could not forsee the outcome. He took a risk. At times we tend to label risks as “undesirable” because in the end we do not trust and we believe that it could end up causing loss and heartache and trouble for us and others, we fear unwanted results as much as we dread missing out on our dreams. That would be enough to have us stay at home. We are also afraid of looking foolish or incompetent, incurring financial difficulty, or facing physical danger. From a human viewpoint, eliminating uncertainty makes a lot of sense. At times this attitude is not the perspective YeHoVaH has for you. Our Father’s perspective is that there are times for the followers of Yeshua to take risks! To launch out and be the change. There are times that we are encouraged to say yes despite what we can see in front of us. When He is the one asking us to step out of our comfort zone we can consider ourselves safe in His hands and safe under His direction. ( http://biblehub.com/kj2000/hebrews/11.htm ) Just Like Abraham in the passage. From YeHoVaH’s viewpoint, there is no uncertainty, because He has control over all things and He will never fail to accomplish His good purposes. ( Eph. 1:11 http://biblehub.com/kj2000/ephesians/1.htm ) Facebook friends, spiritual growth is stunted when we refuse to obey Him. Sometimes that involves leaving what is safe or familiar and like Abraham taking a journey into the unknown and doing it now. Abraham did not wait he made it happen, he caught that magic moment and did it “RIGHT NOW”. Amen? https://youtu.be/rMV-fenGP1g
🎶Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book
Won’t you have to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever had
All I ever had
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom🎶
Bob Marley has so many great songs. Redemption Song has to be my ultimate favorite. While he is famous for his dreadlocks (a nazarite vow), Rastafarian ethic and signature voice, what very few know is that Marley became a Believer in Yeshua/Jesus and converted to Christianity over one year before his death. Judy Mowatt, a reggae singer who formerly sang backup for Marley in the group the “I-Threes” (which also included Marley’s wife Rita and Marcia Griffiths), recalled learning about Marley’s conversion to Christianity in an interview with Cross Rhythms radio. Marley, who died of cancer at the age of 36, was severely ill in his final days. Mowatt spoke with her former bandmate and Marley’s wife, Rita, about the late musician calling out to Yeshua/Jesus on his death bed.
“When Bob was on his dying bed, his wife Rita called me on the phone and said to me that Bob was in such excruciating pain and he stretched out his hand and said, ‘Jesus take me.’ I was wondering to myself, ‘Why is it that Bob said Jesus and not Selassie,’” Mowatt questioned. “Then I met a friend of mine and he said his sister, who is a Christian, was a nurse at the hospital where Bob was before he passed on, and she led him to the Lord Jesus Christ. So when Rita saw him saying ‘Jesus take me,’ he had already received the Lord Jesus Christ in his life.”
While Bob Marley spent most of his legendary music career promoting the worship of Selassie and railing against Christianity, his final year of life is a testament to YeHoVaH/God’s grace and the fact that no matter how far someone moves away from God, they can always come back to The Lord in repentance and receive Yeshua/Jesus as their Savior. Bob Marley made music that promoted peace, racial equality and love among all people. Yet he still did not find spiritual fulfillment in his message. Instead he found it in Yeshua/Jesus, the Son of God in the flesh, who not only preached a message of peace and love but showed the world its sin and the consequences of it. As the book of Romans states: “the wages of sin is death.” But by giving His life on the cross, He paid the price and punishment for those who choose to believe in Him. And praise Him that Marley seemed to have learned all of this and professed it before he met his own untimely death. And in Marley’s conversion, not only was his soul saved, but he set an example for Judy Mowatt, Tommy Cowan and hopefully many others. Facebook friends, believing in peace and love is admirable but will not save your soul. Only forgiveness of sins through the one who came to Earth to give His life for us. Hopefully more fans will get to know the Savior who Marley called: “my sweet Jesus Christ.” Amen?