*#POINTED PRAYERS 1#*

This early morning; Even in the noontime; Still all day long, will I cry unto You, O LORD. You will hear me and answer me speedily.

Teach me your way, O LORD; I will walk in your truth: unite my heart to fear your name. Amen.

Show me a token for good; that those who hate me may see it, and be ashamed; because you, LORD, has helped me, and comforted me. So I pray in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen. Applying Psalms 88:11,17.

FROM PARENTS TO CHILDREN

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

The training demands faithful persistence. You do so daily; moment by moment. You do when convenient and when not so convenient. The importance of the training makes it so mandatory that you cannot afford to be complacent about it. You look forward to the ultimate goal of the expected pleasant result. You are laying up a solid foundation that would continue into a solid structure which is capable of withstanding present and future challenges of life. A good individual with a strong moral character is the outcome. An adult, capable of withstanding the challenges of life and overcoming emerges. Therefore, keep at it. Do not give up nor look back. Grace be with you.

Good News

Good News; Ever Breaking and Trending: There is only One Name that can Heal and Save the Whole of Mankind. The name is JESUS. Acts 4:10-12.

DAILY NUGGETS

The sick needs healing. The bereaved or lonely needs comfort, support and encouragement. The fearful and the oppressed need deliverance, courage and faith in God. Jesus Christ is strong and able to meet all of these needs, and much more.

When you and your family wonder why your loved one should die or become bedfast as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic or get agitated because of the lockdown; Stop. Look up to God. Call upon Him. Tell Him all of your problems. The LORD God, who is rich in mercies shall answer you and come to the rescue. There is healing in the blood of Jesus. There is healing in the mighty name of Jesus. The bereaved needs comfort: Jesus said: Let not your heart be troubled: You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house there are many mansions. If it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you; I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also. John 14:1-3.

For the Christians who have physically lost relations or friends, be comforted in the words of Jesus. He said further: I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he dies, yet shall he live. And whosoever lives and believes in me, shall never die. Do you believe this? John 11: 25-26. Jesus said these words at Bethany, where he responded to the call of Mary and Martha, who earlier sent for Him while their brother Lazarus was very sick. Lazarus had died before Jesus arrived in the town. Jesus went ahead to the tomb of Lazarus and called him from the dead; on his fourth day in the tomb, already decomposing and stinking! Remarkably, Lazarus came out alive, walking, with the grave clothing wrapped around him. Jesus commanded that the men around should loose him, free to go; fully restored back to life. What a miracle!

Nothing is too hard for Jesus, who is the Author and the Prince of life. Jesus said: I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father except by me. John 14:6. When a Christian dies, it is not over or finished for him or her. The spirit goes to God the Maker. His body which housed the spirit and soul had died and gets buried or cremated. In addition, believers who die have only gone to rest in anticipation of the glorious Resurrection morning. That is when we who are alive shall be transformed with new bodies to meet those saints who died recently and long time ago, in the air; as Jesus Christ shows up in the skies to gather us to Himself. Thenceforth, we shall be with Jesus and be also reunited with our departed ones. Therefore, we should not be sad and discouraged like the hopeless ones. Let this great assurance comfort us. 1 Thess. 4: 13-18. Cheer up! Look at these comforting words in 1Corinthians 15:51-53: Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, vs 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. vs 53 – For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality.

At the resurrection, our new bodies, our sanctified souls and our saved spirits shall unite. And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and [I pray God] your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 1Thess. 5:23. At the first Resurrection; the body is raised from the dead or renewed or shall we say, transformed.

The living Christian would not taste physical death. The body shall be united with the spirit and soul. Brethren, please cheer up and be comforted. The weary, hungry, thirsty, oppressed, cheated, harassed or lost have hope and deliverance through Jesus. He also said: Come unto me all you who labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11: 28. This is a great exchange. You drop your burdens with Jesus, while Jesus gives you his peace and solutions in exchange. He offers relief and solution to your heartfelt problems and needs. Come, just as you are. Come trusting. Come believing. Come now. Call upon Him. He shall answer you. Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13.

DAILY NUGGETS

In Mark 5:30 we read about Jesus Christ, turning around in the midst of the crowd to ask the question; “Who touched me?” Such a question was strange, if not shocking, to his accompanying disciples.
However, Jesus Christ understood why he asked the question. He explained that he knew the reason why. He said: “For virtue has gone out of me.”
The woman who was afflicted with bleeding for twelve years secretly thought and acted amidst the crowd to touch the helm of the clothes of Jesus. She exercised strong faith of touching Jesus’s clothing in order for herself to be healed. She had said within her that; “If I may only touch the helm of his garments, I shall be made whole.” Truly, she touched Jesus; and she received healing instantly.

God calls out to the whole family of mankind to look up to Him. This is another period in human history that we all need God’s merciful intervention and deliverance from the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Mankind has carelessly brought avoidable human disaster upon the world. Selfishness, pride, greed, arrogance and unthinkable wickedness in individuals, groups and governments have brought about this nagging agent of death. Cooperation, humility and selflessness can bring about the needed change, healing and victory.

God can make this to happen when we seek Him and humbly surrender to Him. He said: Look unto me all the ends of the earth and be ye saved. For I am God and there is none else.
God also said:
“Call unto me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know.”
Jeremiah 33:3.
The perfect remedy for mankind is in humbly seeking after God. The LORD God of creation knows all things. He can do all things. Nothing is too hard for him. God’s blessings be upon you and your entire family and nation.