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The Message of Cross – 12

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.

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶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?

https://youtu.be/co6WMzDOh1o

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 10.18.18 ❤️

🎶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

Ramble on🎶

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?

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 2.23.18 ♥

“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

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale 5.7.18 ♥

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

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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶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
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
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?

https://youtu.be/QrY9eHkXTa4

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Where Is Your Faith?

The Lord has led me to a morning Devotional based on Luke Chapter 8:23-25. This is the account of Jesus sleeping in the midst of the storm.

Luke 8:23-25  (KJV)

23 But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.

24 And they came to him, and awoke him, saying, Master, master, we perish. Then he arose, and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water: and they ceased, and there was a calm.

25 And he said unto them, Where is your faith? And they being afraid wondered, saying one to another, What manner of man is this! for he commandeth even the winds and water, and they obey him.


 

The disciples were in danger and they began to panic. So they went and woke Jesus up, telling Him they were going to die. The boat was filled with water from the storm. Things were looking bad for them and in the midst of the storm they forgot Who was on board. The Son of God was sailing with them on that boat. The Creator of Heaven and Earth whom by all thing were made was there with them, yet they wound up in a tizzy. Jesus was only one cry away. He rose up when they cried out, faithful and true, but how easy we forget. How easy the flesh forgets that we never leave His Hands.

Luke 8: 25 records Jesus saying “Where is your faith?”

Even after Jesus calmed the storm they were yet surprised in verse 25. Do you ever notice yourself being surprised when a prayer is answered or you realize that The Lord has heard your cry?

Psalm 46:1-3 tells us,

1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea;

Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

The entire world can be caving in around us but we need not be afraid.

Also…

Psalm 91: 5-10 says,

Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;

Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.

Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.

Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;

10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.


Remember who you are, precious one. Better yet, remember WHOSE you are! 🙂

No matter how terrible the storms in your life may be, remember you belong to JESUS.

Be blessed with this song in Jesus’ Mighty Name, God bless you!

 

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It All Makes Sense Now…

I just want to break loose from this flesh and its sin nature. I want to be forever free from the weight of the devil’s condemnation. I don’t really quote Scripture, while The Bible is The Sword of The Spirit. God’s Word is our Sure Weapon in this daily spiritual warfare we wage.

I’ve got so many songs to sing. I think I have some bitterness still locked up within me. Daily my mind is assaulted with the lies of the enemy. Much of the time these untruths get to me, deep and far under my skin. Oh, Lord Jesus, how long?

It’s becoming more and more difficult to be separate in this world. Living faithful is an ongoing battle between the spirit and the flesh. I know in the depths of my heart, Father God, it is my greatest desire to please you and to give thanks as much as I can express for all that you have done for me. Thank you for Jesus Christ, Your only Begotten Son. My Savior. My Blessed Hope. I know He keeps His promise and that my God is the only Rock of solidarity, reliable to cling to under the sun. The Holy Bible and Word of God is the only Truth. I woke up and found out it was all a lie…like the wars and world wars I studied in High School History classes and into College. Turns out Satan really is at the top of it all. There is a systematic order of powers that be. And we are at the bottom my friends.

Jesus is coming for me. Though I feel so inadequate and that I am finishing this face poorly…I know that His Blood covers every sin. I surrendered my heart, myself to Him many years ago in my youth. I lost my mind and drifted from the fold. After living recklessly, disillusioned by the chemical imbalance and caffeine all though my twenties…at 30 I realized this is what I was created for. Not for a private practice. But for sharing the Love that has been shared with me by my Maker. My God. So you see, I do have a purpose. I have had a purpose all along. My whole 30 years of life has been lived out according to His plan. What Satan intends for harm, our Father in Heaven works out to the good for us. Nothing is wasted when you are a Child of God.

Now I have peace that I cannot explain. I still have the memories and scars from my roller-coaster of a past. The flashbacks are unpleasant but I choose freedom in Jesus. I still feel unworthy sometimes. But…Truth is…none of us are worthy. That’s why Jesus died for all of mankind.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Our Salvation is not how we are feeling. Our Salvation is in Christ. Once you give your heart to Jesus, you surrender. You ask Him into your heart, acknowledging Him to be the Son of God who died for your sins on the Cross and rose again. You choose to repent or make changes in your life to live faithful to The Lord the rest of your life. Here is an example of a prayer you can pray to receive Him right now. If your really desire to change things and experience true joy and the many blessings as His son or daughter then the time is now. However, you just can’t call upon Jesus to become a son or daughter of The Lord God Almighty in your prayer and then go about your life living for the pleasures of this world. Following Christ is not going to Church on Sundays and partying the other 6 days of the week.

Salvation is free for all. Right now you could be set free…

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Also, see Romans 10:9   and Acts 2:38 King James Version.

It can really be okay. No matter what.

 

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Jesus: Checkmark!

If your religion status is marked “Christian” on your online profiles, accounts and such…Consider the following.

Is Christianity your way of life? After all, being a Christian means having a relationship with The Son of God, the only way to God, and really following Him. Is Jesus at the center and focal point of everything in your life?
Are you all in? Or do you have one foot in the world and the other in The Church?

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Would you be okay with adding members of your Church or other Christians as your friends or to your circles on Social Media? Are you in any way ashamed of your Lord Jesus Christ? If Jesus were to show up at your door unexpected without notice, would you have to make any present company leave? Would you have to rush and hide anything? Like beer cans, certain music, DVDs and magazines, maybe close your internet browser or clear your computer history? We have to be READY at ANY MOMENT!

Are you on fire for Christ, or are you Lukewarm?

Time’s about up for The Church Age down here. Jesus is about to take his Bride out, or Rapture them, as the 7 year Tribulation is about to begin, where most people will die, and those who choose Jesus will then have to become martyrs for their faith. So I’m asking you, are you ready if the trumpet were to sound and the clouds part TODAY? Jesus is coming for those that are His. The Lukewarm are not all in..

I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth” Revelation 3:15-16.

If you believe in Jesus, The Son of God, I urge you strongly to give it all you got! Seek His Face in prayer alone, spending time with Him. It’s getting darker down here! Like I mentioned, it’s a relationship. You will be blessed by this as your relationship grows in faith. The Shield of Faith (as part of the Armor of God in Ephesians chapter 6) quenches the fiery darts of the enemy, like spiritual attacks. Working on building a stronger relationship with Jesus will bless you beyond measure and strengthen you like never before!

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It’s easy. You’re either living for Jesus or not. We can’t have it both ways, this is not a cafeteria. NOW is the TIME to REMOVE all things in your life that are idols (anything taking God’s place and being put before Him), sinful habits and all else to prepare. Praise God Almighty! He will give you the strength and help you overcome! He takes care of what we cannot. Lay it at His feet. Our Father is so merciful. Let GOD break your chains in the Name of JESUS! Be set free by the power of our LORD and SAVIOR Jesus Christ!!!

Peace be with you all.