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Much rejoicing in heaven

Of the things I know of the holy beings above,
Is the fact the God they serve is truly love.
These are things that I must say,
So that more people know the way.

Joy and peace there is in abundance,
And absolutely no spiritual redundance.
There is joy, hope and peace,
Without any trace of disease.

They suffer no hunger nor sadness nor thirst,
Because they’ve kept God their only and first.
They have not a worry nor a care,
No can harm them nor give them a dare.

But one thing on earth does their interest in truth provoke,
Which are the one’s who take Christ’s burden and yolk.
There is much rejoicing in heaven all about,
Over a sinner who has in repentance come out.

​BREAKING LOOSE FROM SATANIC PRISON

Psalm 142:7, David cried, bring my soul out of prison that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for you shall deal bountifully with me….

Psalm 124:7, Our soul is escaped as bird out of the snare of the fowlers, the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Beloved, many people today are languishing in satanic prisons without clear awareness. They are held bound by the strongman, Satan, the devil himself in hell fire, thereby denying them the opportunity to be blessed. In satanic prisons, the victims are confined to circumstances or dwell in places of no hope to get out or escape. These prisons are spiritual with physical manifestations. In the book of Psalm 142:7, David cried, Bring my soul out of prison that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for you shall deal bountifully with me…. king David the warrior and conqueror was held bound in spiritual prison of the mind, thereby depriving him the ability to build a temple for the LORD God. His mind-set was repeatedly occupied with war after war which caused him to lose the blessings associated with building God’s house. What is your own satanic prison? Is it failure, non-achievement, poverty, suicide, et cetera, arise now and war against it in Jesus name.

PRAYER POINTS:

1. Father LORD, I break loose from every satanic prison entered knowingly or unknowingly in the name of Jesus.

2. Father LORD, I destroy every prison warder operating against my life in the name of Jesus.

3. Father LORD, I shut down every satanic prison of failure, in the name of Jesus.

4. Father LORD, I close the gates of every satanic prison of sickness, in the name of Jesus.

5. Father LORD, I must escape from this satanic prison in the name of Jesus.

6. Father LORD, I shut down every satanic prison of disappointment, in the name of Jesus.

7. Father LORD, I close down every satanic prison of non-achievement, in the name of Jesus.

8. Father LORD, I pull down every satanic prison of rise and fall, in the name of Jesus.

9. Father LORD, I pull down every satanic prison of frustration, in the name of Jesus.

10. Father LORD, I close the doors of every satanic prison of death, in the name of Jesus.

11. Father LORD, I break down by fire every satanic prison of debt, in the name of Jesus.

12. Father LORD, I command every snare of the devil assigned against me be broken by fire in the name of Jesus.

13. Father LORD, I command every satanic cage holding my glory, melt by fire in the name of Jesus.

14. Father LORD, I command every prison of delay in my life be destroyed by fire in the name of Jesus.

15. Father LORD, I command every satanic meeting to bury my breakthrough, die by fire in the name of Jesus.

16. Father LORD, I command every stagnated blessings in my life, receive divine acceleration in the name of Jesus .

17. Father LORD, I command every satanic roadblock to my success be dismantled by fire, in the name of Jesus.

18. Father LORD, let all my stolen blessings in the possession of any prison wardens be released by fire, in the name of Jesus.

19. Father LORD, I claim divine uplifting, success and opportunities in the name of Jesus.

20. Thank you my LORD for setting me free from satanic prison, in the name of Jesus.

Note: The above prayer is from undarkblog.wordpress.com

Ten ways to help the grieving this Christmas

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Bible verse to meditate on for peaceful sleep 

Psalm 4:8 “I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for you, LORD, only make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 127:2 “It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.”

Proverbs 3:24 “When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.”

Job 11:19 “You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.”

May you find a moment of peace

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Praying for restoration in 2015

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Lets read 1 Peter 5:6-11 which speaks of restoration in Christ:

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To him be the dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

This year 2014 has had times of suffering, anxieties and temptations in various forms. Consider yourself fortunate to be alive and in one piece for many have suffered persecution and martyrdom for Christ our Lord, this year. They will surely be rewarded in heaven for their faithfulness. For they were faithful to their last breath, so God will reward their faith with everlasting comfort in heaven.

As the new year which is the year 2015, is approaching us steadily and surely, take your time to reflect on the wisdom of the Lord in 1 Peter 5:10 (you might as well consider the few verses before and after it). All across the world, our brothers and sisters in the Christian faith have suffered various kinds of discrimination and hatred for standing up for the Gospel and at times even for just believing in it. There is no reason to fear the Devil though. This is because Christ has conquered Death, sin and the grave. You are encouraged to cast your cares and anxieties unto God. Be humble unto God, knowing that he is mighty to save. Because you love God you must resist the Evil one in every area of your life. Let nothing of the kingdom of darkness lay claim over you.

Now for the prayer points which you can confess for yourself and others:

  1. We pray for those who haven’t yet heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. That God sends more preachers and missionaries to meet more unreached people across the world and give them the Gospel.  Also, that these people on hearing the Gospel truly adore Christ as their Lord and Savior. Amen.
  2. We pray for complete restoration in relationships, finances and health and anything else which was lost. That all the years of losses are overcome. Also that oneself is fully healed emotionally no matter what is the cause of suffering. Let the grace to overcome be given by Christ. Amen.
  3. We pray that God is glorified in those who profess Jesus Christ as their Messiah. That those to profess faith, hope and love in Jesus also walk their talk. That more and more Christians get out of the traps of hypocrisy which the Evil One has thrown towards them. Also, that we are set free from all presumption that leads to sin. We ask this in Jesus name. Amen.
  4. We pray that more Christian youth take the worship of the Lord God seriously and take delight in adoring him. Let even the little one loves to praise the Lord even more.
  5. We pray that those who are harmed in any way due to terrorism, injustice, calamity etc are helped to recover. Cause the workers of mercy and justice to come forth and strive for the peace and restoration of those who lost out on their secure living.
  6. We pray that the Jewish people desire to glorify the Lord God by not depending on vain traditions of men but go by the words of the prophets. That they realize the need to accept the Messiah and most importantly they recognize their One True Messiah in Jesus Christ.
  7. We pray for the all those in the body of Christ which is the Church. That all receive encouragement to worship and adore the Lord God without any fear and hesitation but with a mind open to the will of God. That people become more creative in the worship of Christ. That all who call upon the Lord are encouraged to praise him more in Spirit and in truth. Amen.
  8. We pray that those who are engaged in whatsoever capacity to preach or promote the Gospel of Jesus Christ receive all the grace they need to carry on. May they overcome all those who ignore, ridicule and even persecute them. We pray that those who preach the Gospel therefore are refreshed and renewed within. We pray for their security so that the Gospel is preached to all the ends of the Earth. Amen.
  9. We pray that the name of Lord Jesus is glorified in the good works that all those who believe in him are called out to do. That all those who are given the grace to bring healing to others, continue to do for the glory of God. Also, that all those who do various forms of ministry do so with a strong and renewed desire to see the Lord God glorified in all that they do. Amen.
  10. Finally, we also pray that the good work that Christ began in us be brought to completion in Him. That God’s works in us are protected by God himself along with his holy angels. Deliver us from all evil and workers of iniquity and demons and give us peace O Lord God. In the name of Jesus we pray and believe. Amen.

Prayer points for France (November-December 2014)

Vineyard Cahors LotValley France1One of Western Europe’s largest countries is France. The people are quite creative and jovial. Though you might hear a lot of jokes about the French they are not dumb but in fact are innovative. For instance they invented canned food, the Braille script for the blind, the pasteurization, parachutes and even Aspirin etc. Despite their great traditions, wisdom and art the French are still beset with low faith in God and increase in immorality of all sorts of evil. The French Revolution brought out both the best and the worst for them in areas of politics, religion, economy etc which manifest even to this day. Nevertheless, we are to pray for their well-being and safety in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be merciful to those who doubt; save others by snatching them from the fire; to others show mercy, mixed with fear—hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh (Jude 1:22-23)

Some people need a rescue from going into the fires of hell because their on their own they are bound to fail. We can at times pull them from getting into the fire in many ways. To this effect we can preach the Gospel to them, encourage them to live a holy life unto Christ and pray for them. Even when you can reach to someone in need of a rescue from spiritual deception, you can still at least pray for them.

Beneath_the_Eiffel_Tower_Paris_France For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from the holy commandment delivered to them. What the true proverb says has happened to them: “The dog returns to its own vomit, and the sow, after washing herself, returns to wallow in the mire.” (2 Peter 2:20-22)

Remember that it’s better to never to have known the way of righteousness than after knowing it to turn back from it. This can apply to France too. Indeed a nation that once confessed faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is in moral shambles. With people shying away from speaking about their faith in Christ and some declaring themselves at atheists and non religious it’s proving to be an ungodly mix. The rise in migrants from non-christian lands adds more unbelievers to the French demographic. Though looking at this from another angle, I see this as a chance to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people who otherwise would be difficult to reach out to their native regions which might be hostile towards the Christian faith.

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Here are the prayer points that you can pray for France though you can also add in whatever the Holy Spirit brings to your mind when praying:

  • Pray that prostitution in France is curtailed and eliminated as this results in the subjugation and oppression of women and children. The illegal manipulation of women needs to stop by stopping prostitution.
  • Pray that all forms of human trafficking are strongly stopped by the government and police at all levels.
  • That illegal immigrants are not a threat to France in any way or form such as economic, terrorism etc.
  • That non-christian immigrants are given a free and clear choice to listen to the Gospel of Jesus and accept the Christian faith.
  • Pray that the preachers go on to reach out to people of other religion and offer them salvation which only comes from Jesus Christ.
  • Pray that the French Christians experience fullness of the joy of the Lord in their private and public life.
  • That the dipping church attendance is put to a hold and more people start liking to participate in the church.
  • That the French arts such as paintings, statues, fashion houses, music and literature are used to promote peace, harmony, truth and courage instead of vulgarity and vanity.
  • Pray for unity and peace among Christians of various denominations in France.
  • Pray that all cults and hate movements are a failure. That the works of the Evil One through them are exposed and brought low.
  • That the people of God in France prevail against every form of deception that is used to tempt them and weaken them in their personal walk with Christ.
  • That all of France’s infrastructure is kept safe and secure including their nuclear installations.
  • Pray that there is no misuse of the nation’s resources by any form of corruption in the government, military etc in France
  • Pray for good, moral and effective leaders for France.

The need to get out of anxiety and depression

Depression and anxiety tend to have a negative impact on body and soul. People get depressed due to different reasons such as death of a loved one, financial loss, wars, lack of respect and appreciation etc. These may be valid reasons to be depressed. There are also unnecessary worries that cause depression.

Too much sorrow and anxiety puts strain on the nervous system. It causes insomnia, irritability, hopelessness etc. Even your spirit feels down and sometimes broken. You need to start realizing that you need to escape this soon. Maybe you feel at home with depression due long times of suffering but the Bible reminds us of the true nature of sorrow. You’ve got to be genuinely cheerful again.

Psalms 127:2 – [It is] vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: [for] so he giveth his beloved sleep.

Proverbs 12:25 An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.

Proverbs 15:13-14 A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.

2 Corinthians 7:10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation; but the sorrow of the world produces death.

No matter what your reason to be anxious and sorrowful, you need to make a choice to get out of depression and anxiety. Being depressed or anxious won’t solve anything let alone fix the cause of your worrying.

Anxiety won’t help you pay the bills. It won’t get you more beauty. Depression won’t make you more wise. It won’t strengthen you.

Jesus knows all hearts perfectly because he has made them all. No wonder he spoke about the reality of cares and worries. Here’s what Jesus the creator of all hearts had said about worrying:

Matthew 6:27-29 “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow.

John 14:1 “Let not your heart be troubled:ye believe in God, believe also in me.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.

Come to Jesus and give him your anxiety and worries. He will not cast out those who approach him in faith. Doesn’t matter if you caused the mess. Just approach Christ and take it all to him in prayer.

Worldly wisdom is partially right in letting go of your worries and sorrows by speaking it out to someone. But not everyone will hear out your problems. Not everyone cares about troubles you face. They will say please don’t discuss this with me for I don’t have time for this or some other excuse. Some only want to hear of your worries to see how they can take advantage of your situation. I say that such people will get their due judgement for this.

Some people can hear you out but can’t really help you due to their lack of knowledge or human limits. They will not be able to comprehend how badly hurt you are. Some may even find certain worries of yourself amusing though you may not like such people’s response. Only few people can actually listen and help you overcome your griefs.

This doesn’t mean you don’t speak about your sorrows to others. There are genuine Christian counselors who can hear and guide you. I used to hear out different counselors on what they would do to help someone get out of depression. I realized that the most effective one is when makes a free choice to cast his/her sorrows into the hands of Jesus and truly lets go. So I decided to then directly surrender my thoughts to Jesus when I’m faced with negative thoughts. Nobody can help more better that Jesus with the Holy Spirit for the glory of God.

Wars among nations

Love of ones own nation is a good thing to have. The Bible teaches loyalty to nation as well.

Now never mix up loyalty and love for your motherland (or fatherland, in case of Germans etc) with militant nationalism. You do have a right to self defence. You are obligated to defend your nation in times of crisis. This can be a call to arms as well to protect your fellow countrymen both in your country and abroad.

Psalm 144:1-2 Blessed be the LORD,my rock, Who trains my hands for war, And my fingers for battle; My loving kindness and my fortress, My stronghold and my deliverer; My shield and He in whom I take refuge; Who subdues my people under me.

Ecclesiastes 3:8 A time to love, and a time to hate; A time for war, and a time for peace.

However not all war is just, it’s wrong is to attack other nations just for the sake of national prestige or for some leaders glorified agenda. Most wars are not fought cleanly. For instance undue force is directed at non combatants. Some countries indoctrinate their citizens that killing innocent people of other countries is the right way to show respect for their nation. There’s mass propaganda or rather mass delusions sent all across their land for this. They may use religion, race, ancestry etc to justify an invasion but what they care about truly is riches and pride. These sadistic ruling classes brainwash the mothers telling them to raise their kids to be soldiers to ‘secure’ the boundaries of their nation. But the definition of secure for them is to totally subdue the neighbouring or distant countries by military force.

In the name of the ancestors or past heritage young men and women are made into killing machines. The truth is never told to them. They feel they serve God and country by killing the innocents. The truth about war is that people who die in it are also fathers, sons, husbands, mothers, sisters, wives etc. In other words these peoples are part of their families whom they love. This works both ways too. Its wrong for another nation people to attack or invade your county and you have every right to defend your nation.

The only thing worse than invading a country is to invade Israel. The Bible puts a lots of curses on people and nations who try to attack Israel unjustly. The Lord Jesus is lord of all. Jesus is the true and eternal king of Israel. Israel belongs to Jesus as he is the descendant of King David. He is king of Israel because he is true messiah of Israel. It doesn’t matter if the majority of Israel still don’t believe him, he continues to bear the unrevocable right of kingship over Israel.

God also looks out for other nations too. He watches over aggressive warring nations like North Korea, Iran, Russia etc. The holy angels are making note of every human right violation. The guardian angels are offended over every child who is hurt in war and appeal to God.

The mistake such nations make is that they think of the Lord’s patience as sign to continue in wickedness. Nothing great of them. Drug addicts too take God’s mercy for granted. They only feel some remorse when they get into fits and nausea when struggling to survive. They live a dark existance most of the while. Even wicked nations live in utter darkness.

God’s judgement is waiting to fall on all people who engage in militant nationalism. He will ask each person to give account for their actions. They won’t be able to say they what they did because of religion, nation, ruler etc and still be justified.

This judgement is not just reserved for Judgement day. The Lord God still speaks and executes judgement today against wicked nations. He uses nature against them in form of earthquakes, lightnings, heavy winters. He uses nations in judgement against wicked nation too.

I remember when the Nazis were all set to totally annihilate the Jews and the rest of Europe, God did an amazing thing. The winter aided the poorly equipped Russian soldiers who then halted the Nazis in Stalingrad. They then advanced ahead and killed millions of Nazi soldiers on their way to Berlin. On the Western front, at Normandy the Allied forces landed and marched on to eventually win the battle of Berlin. The Jew hunters became the hunted. Till this day anyone who was a former Nazi or the SS troops are caught whenever possible and duly punished for their war crimes. The Jews still remember the matyrs and heroes of the Holocaust.

If you live in a nation where your country invades other countries please don’t give your consent to such illegal wars. Pray that you get a chance to escape if your country finds that you don’t support the war.

No matter where you live, pray for peace for your nation. Pray for peace in other countries too. Pray every warring nation leaves unjust wars. Pray for the peace of Israel. May your nation be secure always.

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