Learn & Sing Jesus I Need You By Hillsong United Guitar

Learn & Sing Jesus I Need You By Hillsong United Guitar Video

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Verse 1:

C            F

Hope be my anthem

C             G                Am

Lord when the world has fallen quiet

F

You stand beside me

C            G                  

Give me a song in the night, and

Chorus:

C          F

Jesus I need You

C       G

Every moment I need You

Am

Here now

F                        C

This grace bought heart sing out

Am    G

Your praise forever

Verse 2:

C            F

Beauty for ashes

C             G                Am

You find the weak and contrite heart

F

Shoulder its burden

C            G                  

And carry it into the light (of Jesus)

Chorus:

C          F

Jesus I need You

C       G

Every moment I need You

Am

Here now

F                        C

This grace bought heart sing out

Am    G

Your praise forever (repeat x2)

C F C G 

Bridge:

Am            F

Remember love, remember mercy

C                 G

Christ before me, Christ behind me

Am                  F

Your loving kindness has never failed me

C                 G

Christ before me, Christ behind me

Chorus:

C          F

Jesus I need You

C       G

Every moment I need You

Am

Here now

F                        C

This grace bought heart sing out

Am    G

Your praise forever (repeat x2)

Bridge:

Am            F

Remember love, remember mercy

C                 G

Christ before me, Christ behind me

Am                  F

Your loving kindness has never failed me

C                 G

Christ before me, Christ behind me

Worship Song Mighty To Save By Hillsong United With Gospel Music Sheet

Mighty To Save By Hillsong United in G major scale

[Intro]
C G Em D

[Verse 1]
C              G
Everyone needs compassion
Em
Love that's never failing
D
Let mercy fall on me
C              G
Everyone needs forgiveness
Em
The kindness of a saviour
D
The hope of nations

[Instrumental]
C D C D

[Chorus]
G
Saviour
D
He can move the mountains
C                   G
My God is mighty to save
Em              D
He is mighty to save
G
Forever
D
Author of Salvation
Em                  D
Jesus Conquered the grave

[Verse 2]
C             G
So take me as you find me
Em
All my fears and failures
D
Fill my life again
C              G
I give my life to follow
Em
Everything I believe in
D
Now I Surrender

[Instrumental]
G C Em D

[Chorus repeat]

[Bridge]
C          G
Shine your light and
D
Let the whole world see
Em            C
We're singing for the glory
G
Of the risen King
C                G
Jesus Shine your light and
D
Let the whole world see
Em            C
We're singing for the glory
G
of the Risen king

[Chorus repeat]

[Chorus end]

Bible Study on Flight Of Faith Or Fight Of Faith according to Revelations 2:4, 2 Timothy 1:15-22, Luke 24:28-31, Luke 24:12-19, Mark 1:29-39, 2 Timothy 1:6-14, Isaiah 40:28-31

At times, during our times of troubles and trials, we often lose our first love of God and start to mediate and swing to other untrue God and fake prophets, whom claimed by man whom can provide instant solutions. The lost our first love in God is through the first couple as recorded in Revelation: 2. 4. But I have [this] against thee, that thou didst leave thy first love.

In his 2nd letter, while in Jail waiting to be sentenced by Emperor Nero in Rome during 68AD, Paul told Timothy that there are 2 types of people. 1 that desserts us when we are in trouble (gelus & gene group). The other type will help us and support us (phorus group). 2 Timothy: 1. 15. This thou knowest, that all that are in Asia turned away from me; of whom are Phygelus and Hermogenes. 16. The Lord grant mercy unto the house of Onesiphorus: for he oft refreshed me, and was not ashamed of my chain; 17. but, when he was in Rome, he sought me diligently, and found me 18. (the Lord grant unto him to find mercy of the Lord in that day); and in how many things he ministered at Ephesus, thou knowest very well. We need to learn to choose between the 2 groups which is positive and loving, whom can ignite our cold heart.

As the ancient proverbs echoed one type of grain can feed thousand types of people. During times of people troubles, we need to be still and trust in the Lord and take no rash corrective actions that we might regret after the commotion is over as written by St Paul as his last words to his spiritual son 2 Timothy: 2. 22. after righteousness, faith, love, pace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart. Instead we show our righteousness and faith in our just and righteous God. Then to diciple and walk with those who accepts our Lord God as their savior and also having character of faith and love in God, righteous and have a pure heart.

On Emmaus Road, Jesus was walking and talking with 2 of his diciples I.e. Cleopas and friend, who was trying to escape from Jerusalem after their Teacher was crucified. By night fall they have covered  Luke: 24. 28. And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go further. 29. And they constrained him, saying, Abide with us; for it is toward evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in to abide with them. 30. And it came to pass, when he had sat down with them to meat, he took the bread and blessed; and breaking [it] he gave to them. 31. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

When we face the dilemma of life, whether it might be our health, our wealth or our follow God’s commandments. When we faced with fear and despair, we might loose faith and start to question where is God now. From the above  historical account was Cleopas running away from trouble, denying his association with Jesus of Nazareth or was he making a tactical retreat and trying to regroup his followers at Emmaus. Why of all His disciples hiding around Jerusalem, Jesus chooses to meet with this particular one ‘incognito’ at the outskirts of the city first?

Luke: 24. 12. But Peter arose, and ran unto the tomb; and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen cloths by themselves; and he departed to his home, wondering at that which was come to pass. 13. And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was threescore furlongs from Jerusalem. (In classical Roman measure it is around 11 stadia and in today’s metric measure is approximately 14km) 14. And they communed with each other of all these things which had happened. 15. And it came to pass, while they communed and questioned together, that Jesus himself drew near, and went with them. 16. But their eyes were holden that they should not know him. 17. And he said unto them, What communications are these that ye have one with another, as ye walk? And they stood still, looking sad. 18. And one of them, named Cleopas, answering said unto him, Dost thou alone sojourn in Jerusalem and not know the things which are come to pass there in these days? 19. And he said unto them, What things? And they said unto him, The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people:

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Emmaus-Nicopolis (Nikopolis) is a Biblical village in ancient Roman time or called Hammat by the Saracens / Sarakenoi (meaning Arabs / people east of Sinai). It was founded during the Greek Hellenistic period and fortified by the Roman during their conquest of Judea. Historically, it was recorded that the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son general Titus once based their military camp there. The town of Emmaus has military and transportation importance because it is strategic located on the cross road west from the city of Jerusalem (around 20+km) and to other coastal cities like Tel Aviv-Yafo (approx 60+km), Ashdod (approx 60+km)(which were previous crusaders strongholds), Ramallah in West Bank (approx 30+km) and Bethlehem (approx 30+km).

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Today’s, Emmaus-Nicopolis is called Imwas village in Palestine Autonomous State and it remains the landmark mentioned in the Holy Bible which is a suburb of Jerusalem but unfortunately all ancient ruins where destroyed during the Israel 6 Day War Of 1967 between Israel, Jordan and Syria (sad and pitiful over water issues which could resolved amicably). Yet Emmaus is still famous today because it is the place that witness the resurrected Christ by His disciples on the 3rd day after passover. What ruins can be seen today Ayalon (Canadian) Park 2km North around Latrun are a crumbled Byzantine Church, small Crusader Church and a working Cistercian Monastery. Nonetheless, the world community under UNESCO has earmarked the archeological site near Emmaus / Imwas / Amwas as World Heritage site for preservation and trourism attraction.

Jesus is always with us whatever our situation. He can heal us and cast away demons like in Simon’s mother story below. Mark: 1. 29. And straightway, when they were come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30. Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever; and straightway they tell him of her: 31. and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

Why some get heal and why I am not heal when I ask to God for heal. But we need to examine the Word that many was healed but not all was healed. Similarly, not all the demons were banished. We can only accept that this is God’s will and we have to accept it. Mark 1:32. And at even, when the sun did set, they brought unto him all that were sick, and them that were possessed with demons. 33. And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34. And he healed many that were sick with divers diseases, and cast out many demons; and he suffered not the demons to speak, because they knew him. 35. And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a desert place, and there prayed. 36. And Simon and they that were with him followed after him; 37. and they found him, and say unto him, All are seeking thee. 38. And he saith unto them, Let us go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also; for to this end came I forth. 39. And he went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.

There is a saying that if God wanted to save the people from sickness and diseases, He would send a doctor. If God wanted to save us from great floods, He would send an engineer. Or even save us from our wrangling piles of debts that we are unable to repay in our life time, why not give us a generous banker or a billionaire angel financier. Moreover, to salvage our failed business or doomed investments that has no bottom in the ‘black hole’, how about granting us a free personal economist or financial analyst? Instead we received a teacher of the Word of God and healer of the soul, because God wanted to save us from sins.

When we have been Christians for too long we might loose it. It is normal to loose it, but we need to get it back quick as depicted in 2 Timothy: 1. 6. For which cause I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee through the laying on of my hands. We need to put back the flames of love. One way to do so is by engulfing in the Word of God. 2 Timothy: 1. 13. Hold the pattern of sound words which thou hast heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14. That good thing which was committed unto [thee] guard through the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us. The Word of God can chase away all worries, bring back hope and bring back the love in our heart. We need to return to the source. For the Word of God is Life and Power that proclaims His Kingdom on earth as depicted in 1 Corinthians: 15. 50. Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

We shall not grow weary or afraid in times of troubles because God will strengthen us when we are weak and empower us when we grow weary. For our God love us and will not put us to suffering more than what we can bear as explain by Prophet Isaiah: 40. 28. Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard? The everlasting God, Jehovah, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary; there is no searching of his understanding. 29. He giveth power to the faint; and to him that hath no might he increaseth strength. 30. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: 31. but they that wait for Jehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk, and not faint.

Bible Study on Learning To Live A Blessed Life By Thinking Of Death And Be Prepared And Be Bold At The Return Of Lord’s Christ according to Jeremiah 7:8-17, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Luke 21:13, Acts 1:11, Matthew 24:7, Mark 13:8, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thessalonians 4:14, 1 Corinthians 15:51-53, Ecclesiastes 12:7, Hebrew 8:8, Philippians 1:21 & 3:21, Romans 3:23, Acts 7:59, Luke 23:42-43, Romans 8:29-30, 1 John 2:28, 2 Corinthians 5:8

In conjunction with this year’s Easter Sunday to commemorate the 3rd day our Lord Christ Jesus was crucified on Calvary and on the 5th day He ascended from the Temple Mount, Jerusalem to be with Father God after leaving instructions with His diciples. Although we never personally met our Lord, but His abundance of love, grace and teaching is brought us through this far despite going through many long years of trials, testing, turbulence, travails and all forms of torments. We soul out believed and trust through consecration in Your tower refuge, Your mighty shield, Your help and guidance; has brought us this far in life and with the peace of mind and eager anticipation for a blessed hope of a brighter future and the assurance of eternity with our Lord God. Though we constantly struggle with the business of life and corrupted by the noises of the market place and the world, we thank You and praise You for our blessed hope and that You are always before and behind us here now, forever and always.

Hence, do you longed for the blessed hope and hope to see the glorious appearance of our savior Christ Jesus? During the early days of church revival many Christian activities were targeted towards the return of our savior. Parousia in ancient Hebrew is appearance or coming of Lord Jesus. Historically, the northern kingdom of Israel was conquered by the Assyrians (today’s modern Syria) in 730BC and subsequently the southern kingdom of Judah was also conquered by the Neo-Babylonians under Chaldean king Nabuchadnazzer II (605-562BC in today’s modern Iraq) in 587BC on the 9th of April / Avril (15th Nissan in Jewish Rabbinic lunar calendar) and the whole Jewish population was exiled to far away lands i.e. Persia to the east and worked and lived as slaves under their new master. And the causes for the scourge of God and the enslavement and being exiled from the lands of their fore father’s is clearly warned by prophet Elijah (886BC) to king Ahaz and  Phoenician queen Jezebel (many Jews upto today do not acknowledge her as a queen due to her evil deeds, treachery and wickedness) against idol worship as well as by prophet Jeremiah: 7. 8. Behold, ye trust in lying words, that cannot profit. 9. Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods that ye have not known, 10. and come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered; that ye may do all these abominations? 11. Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, I, even I, have seen it, saith Jehovah. 12. But go ye now unto my place which was in Shiloh, where I caused my name to dwell at the first, and see what I did to it for the wickedness of my people Israel. 13. And now, because ye have done all these works, saith Jehovah, and I spake unto you, rising up early and speaking, but ye heard not; and I called you, but ye answered not: 14. therefore will I do unto the house which is called by my name, wherein ye trust, and unto the place which I gave to you and to your fathers, as I did to Shiloh. 15. And I will cast you out of my sight, as I have cast out all your brethren, even the whole seed of Ephraim. 16. Therefore pray not thou for this people, neither lift up cry nor prayer for them, neither make intercession to me; for I will not hear thee. 17. Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets of Jerusalem? In today’s terms the sins that the Israelites angered God is self pride causing lying and swear falsely, greed and gluttony causing stealing, destruction and death, anger causing hate, cruelty, murder, lust causing adultery, envy causing discontent, rebellion and disobedience to God leading to idol worship.

We as God’s creation have a finite life and a destiny to fulfilled. Birth, growing, maturing, aging, pains, suffering, death, etc are all part of the curvature of God’s chosen destiny pathway for us. Basically we live and we die in the end, sounds sad and dreaded isn’t it. But our loving God has plans of salvation and redemption for us as seen in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 13. But we would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them that fall asleep; that ye sorrow not, even as the rest, who have no hope. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we that are alive, that are left unto the coming of the Lord, shall in no wise precede them that are fallen asleep. 16. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven, with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first; 17. then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

The return of Christ is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, He will as promised in the New Testament. The return of our savior is certain:as the signs of His return is found in Luke: 21. 13. It shall turn out unto you for a testimony. He will decend from heaven with a dramatic shout, voice of Arc Angels and trumpet of God. It is going to be powerful and majestic spectacle of His coming to receive His church as described in Acts: 1. 11. who also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye looking into heaven? this Jesus, who was received up from you into heaven shall so come in like manner as ye beheld him going into heaven. The day of the Lord will come is during the end of days called Armageddon characterized by times of travail and torment as depicted in Matthew: 24. 7. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; and there shall be famines and earthquakes in divers places. As well as in Mark: 13. 8. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom; there shall be earthquakes in divers places; there shall be famines: these things are the beginning of travail. And all these will happen in sudden and unexpected like a thief in the night as depicted in 2 Peter: 3. 10. But the day of the Lord will come as a thief; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall be dissolved with fervent heat, and the earth and the works that are therein shall be burned up.

So what happens to all of us in the present and past during judgement day? Resurrection of the dead is the rise of the dead in a new transformed and glorified body as in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 14. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also that are fallen asleep in Jesus will God bring with him and again in And all these will happen and we shall change in a twinkle of an eye as illustrated in 1 Corinthians: 15. 51. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We all shall not sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52. in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. Death to a Christians is like falling asleep and our Spirit returns to God as in Ecclesiastes: 12. 7. and the dust returneth to the earth as it was, and the spirit returneth unto God who gave it. On the other hand, the rapture is being caught up and rejoin the resurrected in heaven as in 1 Thessalonians: 4. 17. then we that are alive, that are left, shall together with them be caught up in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. And there will be a grand reunion of all the saints with the Lord in heaven in one company, all together happy. We do not grieve like the rest of mankind like no hope as depicted in Hebrews: 8. 8. For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, That I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.

Life and death is not an easy thing to all to talk about although death is imminent, but people avoid it for fear of inviting bad omen or bad luck. Nonetheless, to remind us on how to live a better life is to be able to think about death every day while we are alive. Because when we know that we are facing with death, there is where our unbridled human emotions comes out. It is thinking about death, that we learn how to live life. Moreover, people at the death bed can only think about things that are important in life and no longer about wealth creation and material things (because they can’t be bring along). Always it takes us to lose something precious before we learn to treasure something less precious; thus ‘death’ starts life and to ‘die’ is to gain as declared by devotees in the church of Philippians: 1. 21. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.

By accepting God’s salvation is to die our old bodies in sin and rise a new glory body like Christ Jesus, for He is unblemished and He is able as described in Philippians: 3. 21. who shall fashion anew the body of our humiliation, [that it may be] conformed to the body of his glory, according to the working whereby he is able even to subject all things unto himself. Because Jesus loved us and not judged us, but cared for us and died for us on the cross. So that we can live a full life. Because we have all sinned as told in Romans: 3. 23. for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God; For those who have passed on shall rest in the bosoms of our beloved Savior, who have gone before us as witnessed in Acts: 7. 59. And they stoned Stephen, calling upon [the Lord], and saying, Lord Jesus, receive my spirit. And again on the cross of Calvary Jesus saved 2 other criminals bring crucified as recollected in Luke: 23. 42. And he said, Jesus, remember me when thou comest in thy kingdom. 43. And he said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise.

The salvation plans of God is to reconcile us back to the image of His Son Christ Jesus as mentioned in Romans: 8. 29. For whom he foreknew, he also foreordained [to be] conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren: 30. and whom he foreordained, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

Hence forth we need to be ready prepared and do not be ashamed when He comes because we have a blessed hope as reminded in 1 John: 2. 28. And now, [my] little children, abide in him; that, if he shall be manifested, we may have boldness, and not be ashamed before him at his coming. In closing, life and death are normals of every living human and we should not be too fearful of death but rather be of good cheer and be brave to face it when it comes knocking, with the assurance of the Lord’s Christ in 2 Corinthians: 5. 8. we are of good courage, I say, and are willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be at home with the Lord.

Bible Study on Living A Purpose Driven Life In Our Temporary And Transient Life according to James 4:13-15, Psalm 39:5, Psalm 90:4, 9-10, Habakkuk 3:17-18, Proverbs 16:9

Do you wish to live a purposeful life? Do you sometimes feel lost in the wilderness without the directions and presence of God? Life is just like a dream or like a ‘box of chocolate, not know what surprises and endulgement awaits’. It is imperative that we see life like a mist.

Life is sometimes like a gusty wind that quietly goes away or leave behind a trail of destruction like a tornado or typhoon.
Sometimes like a rain, life have thunder and storm and also calm with clear sky. Or is life like a mist that fades with the rising sun. Or is it like fluffy clouds that drifts off without a trace. Life is momentary like a play or a show that has to end even when we are at the height of our acting or carrier. Life is clueless, uncontrollable and unforgiving like a mist as seen in James: 4. 13. Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14. whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Life is like your palm that is short and has no comparison at all with the greatness of God as in Psalm: 39. 5. Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah. Make no mistake it is God’s will that allow us to live for His pleasure. What is important in life is to have early realization of what life is, because life is short, fragile and uncontrollable. Actually our life is just like our palm waving in the mist, where sometimes we see it and sometimes we don’t. Being deceived ourselves, yet we can feel it is there.

Life is seasonal, temporary and transient like the day and night that changes and fades swiftly as depicted in Psalm: 90. 4. For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. 9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. As mentioned in the Holy Bible that the life expectancy of humans are around 70. If blessed with immaculate health perhaps around 80. If we are lucky and ‘smart enough’ perhaps above 80 or 90. But sometimes longevity is also filled with hardship and sorrow.

Hence, we need to be grateful and thankful to God. We need to treasure the people around you and learn to take care of others. We need to learn to treasure our limited time left and must live life to the max. In order to live a fruitful live, we need to take care of our health physically and emotionally. Of course, we also need to be healthy socially and spend quality time with family, relatives, acquaintances, friends and even online buddies.

We must choose to work hard and make preparations for the Lord today despite our circumstances. We must rejoice in Christ Jesus our Lord God despite there is no harvest and herd in the land and barns. Habakkuk: 3. 17. For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18. Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Because we are forever grateful of God greatest gift of salvation and redemption for our lives. Let God direct our paths and His paths are always our best ways as advised in Proverbs: 16. 9. A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Bible Study on Living A Purpose Driven Life In Our Temporary And Transient Life according to James 4:13-15, Psalm 39:5, Psalm 90:4, 9-10, Habakkuk 3:17-18, Proverbs 16:9

Do you wish to live a purposeful life? Do you sometimes feel lost in the wilderness without the directions and presence of God? Life is just like a dream or like a ‘box of chocolate, not know what surprises and endulgement awaits’. It is imperative that we see life like a mist.

Life is sometimes like a gusty wind that quietly goes away or leave behind a trail of destruction like a tornado or typhoon.
Sometimes like a rain, life have thunder and storm and also calm with clear sky. Or is life like a mist that fades with the rising sun. Or is it like fluffy clouds that drifts off without a trace. Life is momentary like a play or a show that has to end even when we are at the height of our acting or carrier. Life is clueless, uncontrollable and unforgiving like a mist as seen in James: 4. 13. Come now, ye that say, To-day or to-morrow we will go into this city, and spend a year there, and trade, and get gain: 14. whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. What is your life? For ye are a vapor, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. 15. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall both live, and do this or that.

Life is like your palm that is short and has no comparison at all with the greatness of God as in Psalm: 39. 5. Behold, thou hast made my days [as] handbreadths; And my life-time is as nothing before thee: Surely every man at his best estate is altogether vanity. Selah. Make no mistake it is God’s will that allow us to live for His pleasure. What is important in life is to have early realization of what life is, because life is short, fragile and uncontrollable. Actually our life is just like our palm waving in the mist, where sometimes we see it and sometimes we don’t. Being deceived ourselves, yet we can feel it is there.

Life is seasonal, temporary and transient like the day and night that changes and fades swiftly as depicted in Psalm: 90. 4. For a thousand years in thy sight Are but as yesterday when it is past, And as a watch in the night. 9. For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: We bring our years to an end as a sigh. 10. The days of our years are threescore years and ten, Or even by reason of strength fourscore years; Yet is their pride but labor and sorrow; For it is soon gone, and we fly away. As mentioned in the Holy Bible that the life expectancy of humans are around 70. If blessed with immaculate health perhaps around 80. If we are lucky and ‘smart enough’ perhaps above 80 or 90. But sometimes longevity is also filled with hardship and sorrow.

Hence, we need to be grateful and thankful to God. We need to treasure the people around you and learn to take care of others. We need to learn to treasure our limited time left and must live life to the max. In order to live a fruitful live, we need to take care of our health physically and emotionally. Of course, we also need to be healthy socially and spend quality time with family, relatives, acquaintances, friends and even online buddies.

We must choose to work hard and make preparations for the Lord today despite our circumstances. We must rejoice in Christ Jesus our Lord God despite there is no harvest and herd in the land and barns. Habakkuk: 3. 17. For though the fig-tree shall not flourish, Neither shall fruit be in the vines; The labor of the olive shall fail, And the fields shall yield no food; The flock shall be cut off from the fold, And there shall be no herd in the stalls: 18. Yet I will rejoice in Jehovah, I will joy in the God of my salvation. Because we are forever grateful of God greatest gift of salvation and redemption for our lives. Let God direct our paths and His paths are always our best ways as advised in Proverbs: 16. 9. A man’s heart deviseth his way; But Jehovah directeth his steps.

Bible Study on Do We Have Enough Faith To Cling To The Right Arm Of Our Lord Our God Jesus Christ And Never Let It Go according to Luke 16:17, 1 Peter 5:6-7, James 4:6, John 12:6, Luke 22:3-5, Philippians 4:11-13, Luke 3:14, 1 Kings 11:1-6, 1 Samuel 30:6, Hebrews 12:1-3, Galatians 6:9

It’s all about faith and will you live by faith. Without faith we cannot please God. But pride can kill dreams and lose our souls. So did King Saul and Judas Iscariot lost their dreams and the latter hung himself because of the deep guilt and sinful greed over 20 pieces of silver. The all have a eternal destiny but they lost it. But King David continue to strengthen him in God, with thoughts that are pure and truth. Both ways of faith in God against greed and pride in the Biblical stories above are in the paths of collision. Hence, what would be our choice?

If it falls on us to decide then we decide, let God decide as He is sovereign and mighty as depicted by Luke: 16. 17. But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away, than for one tittle of the law to fall.  Else we be humble and let God help exalt us as advices by Apostle 1 Peter: 5. 6. Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time; 7. casting all your anxiety upon him, because he careth for you. Humbleness and humility is a virtue in almost all great religions including Christianity as demonstrated by our savior Jesus Christ. The opposite of humbleness is the sin of pride. Self pride and possessing the power of knowledge draws us away from God our creator. By humbling ourselves to God attracts favor as justified by James: 4. 6. But he giveth more grace. Wherefore [the scripture] saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble.

Judas Iscariot although sounded noble in many of his ways but he got used to take money from others. Even Apostle John labeled him a thief as seen in John: 12. 6. Now this he said, not because he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and having the bag took. But Jesus still trusted him with His ministries’ funds even until the last supper Jesus still choose to dine with the twelve Apostles and washed all their feet as a sign of servanthood and loyalty and yet Iscariot chooses to betray the innocent lamb of God for personal riches as seen in Luke: 22. 3. And Satan entered into Judas who was called Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. 4. And he went away, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might deliver him unto them. 5. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money. Greed may also kills dreams and hope of a person in end like in Judas Iscariot.

A non-contented person will always chase after worldly dreams to become a quick strike rich billionaire or winning a jackpot lottery ticket or winning streak of gambling or even employing dubious cheating, lying and con tactics to get money, etc as advised in Philippians: 4. 11. Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therein to be content. 12. I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want. 13. I can do all things in him that strengtheneth me.

If we want others to be contented with their salaries and what wealth they have; It starts with us that we shall be certain, convinced, cheerful and satisfied with all the provisions and things that God already have blessed us with as seen in an advice to Roman soldiers by Apostle Luke: 3. 14. And soldiers also asked him, saying, And we, what must we do? And he said unto them, Extort from no man by violence, neither accuse [any one] wrongfully; and be content with your wages.

The story of the wisest man in history was King Solomon, who had 700 wives and 300 concubines, despite forewarned by Jehovah to the Israelites on not to intermarriage with ungodly people and marry for lust and sexual cravings. Later when he got old he let down his guard and his heart was not loyal to God any more, he got used to a extravagant life of royalty, luxury, indulgence, pleasure, lust and sex. And his old lovers also started to turn away from him, because they saw him changed as recorded in 1 Kings: 11. 1. Now king Solomon loved many foreign women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians, and Hittites; 2. of the nations concerning which Jehovah said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go among them, neither shall they come among you; for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love. 3. And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines; and his wives turned away his heart. 4. For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods; and his heart was not perfect with Jehovah his God, as was the heart of David his father. 5. For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Sidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites. 6. And Solomon did that which was evil in the sight of Jehovah, and went not fully after Jehovah, as did David his father.
Because King David could still lead a group of grieving and anguished people who wanted to stone him. For only the strength of the Lord can strengthen King David and lead his people who didn’t like him as recorded by prophet 1 Samuel: 30. 6. And David was greatly distressed; for the people spake of stoning him, because the soul of all the people was grieved, every man for his sons and for his daughters: but David strengthened himself in Jehovah his God.

What gets us tired day in and day out, draining all of our physical energy and even sucking our spiritual life force out of us and in a matter of a fact we can get tired any time and any where. It is a matter of what gets us tired? Do you realize when it happened and what or who caused it frequently? We must learn to lay aside those weight else that weight may kill us in the long run. If the tiredness forces us to give up, there is something wrong with the weight that is overwhelming us. It is that weight that we need God’s help as depicted in Hebrews: 12. 1. Therefore let us also, seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, 2. looking unto Jesus the author and perfecter of [our] faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising shame, and hath sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. 3. For consider him that hath endured such gainsaying of sinners against himself, that ye wax not weary, fainting in your souls.

Good tiredness is easy to sleep it off. More importantly we must not loose heart or become weary with good tiredness, as it is God training us and flexing us to build up our capacities, endurance and strength as advised in Galatians: 6. 9. And let us not be weary in well-doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. Exchange your burden with the Lord and take on His yoke that is light and easy.

The mother of all sins in people is because of our loss of focus, where we got our eyes off God and focus on our problems, on worldly indulgence, material possessions and vain endowment. Sins is so easily snares us and entrap us because we have fallen short of a higher standard when we do something without faith. Alot of time we do not even know that it is wrong or we have actually sinned because everyone is also doing it that way or pretend ignorant and hoping that God will not notice us sinning quietly and secretly. But that wages of sins which carries the death sentence will eventually catch up with us sooner than we thought or hoped possible.

We do not look at people, we put our focus at our Lord Jesus who is the author and finisher of our faith; rest assured we will be fixed, waxed and polished and shall run a good race of faith and finish strong in our legacy. Thus, we must not be discouraged and continue to live a sinless perfection life by faith in Christ Jesus. For our God is an eternal God who wants to bless us forever more.

Bible Study on Raining Heaven’s Blessings From The Promise Of The Holy Spirit Through Faith In Christ Jesus according to Acts 2:14-16, 33, Luke 11:13, Galatians 3:14, Exodus 6:6, 1 Corinthians 10:6-7, Isaiah 12:3-4

During the day of the Pentecost, where all the Apostles gathered with the multitudes, a strange event happened as explained by apostle Peter linking to a previous incident of Prophet Joel speaking in tongues as seen in Acts: 2. 14. But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spake forth unto them, [saying], Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and give ear unto my words. Acts: 2. 15. For these are not drunken, as ye suppose; seeing it is [but] the third hour of the day. Acts: 2. 16. but this is that which hath been spoken through the prophet Joel:

What the previous knew where reserved for the few spiritual superstar I.e. Prophet Joel, Jesus’s Apostles, etc is now open to all who believed in Christ Jesus. God has poured out the Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter says we will be filled with God’s promise, that promise that flow through of the exalted at God’s right hand and is described in Acts: 2. 33. Being therefore by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath poured forth this, which ye see and hear.

People who are negative and cynical towards the Holy Spirit will never ever receive the blessings of the Holy Spirit as seen in Luke: 11. 13. If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall [your] heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? On the other hand, evil people shall only receive ‘gifts’ from their evil parents. But the ‘gifts and favors’ from the devil requires evil covenants and soul transactions and in the end it will cost you and your family line deeply, in terms of bad luck, ill health, turmoil, despair, fear, demonic oppressions, spirit attacks, etc. As children of God, we need to trust in Him that He will shower us with all His blessings and gifts, provided we remain faithful to Him as promised in Galatians: 3. 14. that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

The land of Ancient Egypt is depicted as ‘lossness’ in the Holy Bible. Whereas the huge migration of the Hebrew slaves towards the Red Sea is depicted as a sign of ‘deliverance’ from bondage. While the passage across the parted Red Sea is the symbol of their ‘redemption’ of God. Exodus: 6. 6. Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am Jehovah, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm, and with great judgments: Exodus: 6. 8. And I will bring you in unto the land which I sware to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; and I will give it you for a heritage: I am Jehovah.

And the entering into the promised land of Canaan does not typify heaven more so it typifies the fullness of life that is bind by Christ Jesus’s redemption in His purest blood; for our Lord is the sinless perfection of the Son of man. In between the Red Sea and the promised land is the wilderness that is full of losses, lust, liar, slander, impatience, disobedient, defiance, anger,  complaints, murmuring and idol worship of the Canaan deity Baal in the form of a calf, etc. God did not save us just to brings us into heaven but to be like Jesus on earth. Similarly, God bring the Israelites out of Egypt so that they can enter the wilderness. It is a trial for the children of Israel before they can enter into the land filed with milk and honey.

Jesus is the channel between the first stage and second stage, from being in the wilderness to testimonies of God’s redemption.Jesus says let them thirst come to me. God cannot do anything to those who does not have the hunger and thirst to focus unto Him. God will always meet the person at the level of your desperation and thirst. God never rewards a shallow thirst and casual hunger for just a plate or a cup of the Holy Spirit, whereas our belly in constantly full with extravagant and wasteful “first class food”. If you got the deep hunger for all of the Holy Spirit and big Holy discontent in our soul, God will meet you there and then. There got to be more and we shall never be satisfied. And the Holy Spirit can only satisfy your thirst.

If we don’t feel thirsty yet, we need to pray to God to make us thirsty. God says if you are thirsty come to me, not go to the altar and beg for the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit will always response to our call to Christ Jesus as Jesus is the center and ‘commander in chief’ of God’s legions of army of heaven. Your relationship with the Son of man determines your relationship with the Holy Spirit. Jesus says take a drink if you are thirsty, it is simple. We need to  appropriate our situation. Any transaction with God is 2 fold, I.e. God gives and we need to accept.

There must be a believing, a continuous life of a believer day by day. And not just enjoying the ‘thrill of the fill’ of the day and going about life as of a circus show. We need to be servants of overflowing service to God’s Kingdom in the areas of our own calling . 1 Corinthians: 10. 6. Now these things were our examples, to the intent we should not lust after evil things, as they also lusted. 7. Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.

There must be a over flowing of living water. We are not just ’empty buckets’ to be filled everyday, we are the fountain of the Holy Spirit springing with living water. Because, we are never meant to be empty of God’s blessings and never to be abandoned, cursed and chocked by our own sins. Jesus says you provide the river bed, I provide the rivers of living water as declare by prophet Isaiah: 12. 3. Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. 4. And in that day shall ye say, Give thanks unto Jehovah, call upon his name, declare his doings among the peoples, make mention that his name is exalted. If we are not willing to be overflowing of blessings onto others that are dying, suffering, dire and despair, we will never have overflowing streams but only some showers of blessings. It is God’s test on us in overcoming our greed and lust for worldly and material things and to focus back on our ‘source for everything’. We should strive to progress from light showers to raining cats and dogs to heavy downpour to thunder storm to tornado cyclone typhoon of blessings from heaven. We know that God Almighty can do all these and far more; why not have Your will upon us when we are ‘thirstiest’ there and then; where we are desperately longing and soul out faithful only to you my Lord, my God.

Bible Study on Listening To The Voice Of Our Shepard That Guide Us Into Pastures Of Blessed Hope according to John 10:3, 5, 14, 16, 27, John 8:47

We have the ability to listen to the voice of God. God calls to His sheeps because My sheep listen to My voice as seen in John: 10. 3. To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out. And seen in John: 10. 27. My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. We all longed to hear the voice of the shepard.

We can learn the ability to listen to our shepherd like a children. God teaches us to listen to Him through our prayers. Like Luke we ask Lord to teach us how to pray. In order to hear His voice we need to make appointment with God, to slow down our pace and to hear His beautiful voice. Because our Creator knows us and so do we know our great mighty God as illustrated in John: 10. 14. I am the good shepherd; and I know mine own, and mine own know me.

As Christians and more so as humans we have to go to God because we are dumb by nature, directionless without education and depend on God for our everything because He is the author and perfecter of our life. And He will begin to direct us through His voice one step at a time as seen in John: 10. 4. When he hath put forth all his own, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice. God wants us to bring us into His fold so that He can lead us as one flock into green pastures as described in John: 10. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.

We need to grow and nurture our communication skills with God. We need to mature in the Word of God in order to discern the voice of God, because what we hear are not all are the voice of God and it can be mixed up with the voice of the devil and our flesh, as justified by Jesus apostle in John: 8. 47. He that is of God heareth the words of God: for this cause ye hear [them] not, because ye are not of God. We need to understand that the voice of God will never contradict the Word of God.

We also need to have the desire to bring the gentiles and non Christians to Christ Jesus, because He wants to bring them to quiet green pastures and gentle sparking streams and let our gentle Shepard to be our guide as described in John: 10. 16. And other sheep I have, which are not of this fold: them also I must bring, and they shall hear my voice: and they shall become one flock, one shepherd.

Bible Study on Claiming Our Promised Land With God For Our Future Generations Through Persistent Faith according to Deuteronomy 1:35-37, Joshua 14:1-10, Numbers 13:6, 30

The year is around 13th century BC (circa 1400s BC) about the Biblical history of prophet Joshua and his general named Caleb who were planning to inherit and take control of the promised land of God. It turns out that despite of what God had done for them in Egypt and all the spectacular miracles and wonders they have seen, yet they were disobedient and rebellious, because the Israelites simply did not have a heart for God. As a result God was greatly disappointed and furious with the children of Israel except with a few righteous men as seen in the opening story of Deuteronomy: 1. 35. Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see the good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers, 36. save Caleb the son of Jephunneh: he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed Jehovah. 37. Also Jehovah was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.

The story hangs on the context of land inheritance because in the Holy Bible land inheritance (the only real estate of that time) is about inheriting the promises and blessing of God rather than about the land size or land situated in a particular strategic area. The blessings of God to Abraham and his descendants is crystallized into the form of land at Canaan geographically to the west of River Jordan, which refers to today’s geopolitical self rule region of Palestine. And the promised land of God is devided among the 9 Jewish Levites tribes and half tribe of Israel.

Joshua and the children of Israel have besieged Canaan from the east, crossing the River Jordan, slowly moved westward and managed to conquer the cities one by one in their path and drove out most of the enemies and let live and made peace with those who surrendered and decided follow to God. Finally they have entered into the promise of God. God is a fair God that ensure those who have followed Him faithfully is entitled to a fair share of His promises, in spite how priestly their decent may be. For our God looks at our heart and not at our appearance as historically recorded in Joshua: 14. 1. And these are the inheritances which the children of Israel took in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers’ [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed unto them, 2. by the lot of their inheritance, as Jehovah commanded by Moses, for the nine tribes, and for the half-tribe.

Although Biblically there is some confusing description about the actual decent of Caleb. Whether is he of pure Israel tribe I.e. Tribe of Judah or of the half tribe I.e. Tribe of Kenizzite as seen in Joshua: 14. 6. Then the children of Judah drew nigh unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that Jehovah spake unto Moses the man of God concerning me and concerning thee in Kadesh-barnea and again in Numbers: 13. 6. Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

In terms of appearance, general Caleb was a honorable,  respectful, determined, righteous, courageous and fearless warrior and leader with a strong physique and sharp mind as imagined from his words in Numbers: 13. 30. And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

Claim for land for God’s salvation and redemption is through faith in God and obeying His instructions. Furthermore, a claim can only be presented to God provided we have fully surrendered in all aspects and followed God full heartedly and persistently as depicted in Joshua: 14. 9. And Moses sware on that day, saying, Surely the land whereon thy foot hath trodden shall be an inheritance to thee and to thy children for ever, because thou hast wholly followed Jehovah my God. 10. And now, behold, Jehovah hath kept me alive, as he spake, these forty and five years, from the time that Jehovah spake this word unto Moses, while Israel walked in the wilderness: and now, lo, I am this day fourscore and five years old. Trusting in the Lord of our futures and that He will provide for all our needs and He is the strength in our weakness.

Another thing worth noting is that Moses, Aaron, Joshua and Caleb were not doing all these just only for themselves but for their children. Like leaving a worthy legacy and passing on the batton to our generation before we pass on. In today’s context,  we need to operate our ministries and meet the need of the communities outside the 4 walls of the church with a hearing heart and to minister to the people of the calling of God with a desired heart. For our God is compassion to those who are poor in the Spirit. Like Caleb in trusting the Lord to serve. We need a positive spirit in all things especially in dealing with people and learn to love people. We need God to give us the anointing of patience and persistence in serving in the church.