Winter wonderland appeared overnight outside my window.
A group of Bible College students (from all over the world) are going to visit and serve the people at the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. They are learning to show the love of God to a people whom they have never met. Please visit the following site and look at the pictures of some of the children and the magnificent sceneries. We would appreciate your show of love too by supporting the mission through donations and prayers. The money will go into the College’s accounts for a common pool for the whole group, although your donation is for a specific student. Every student is required to practice raising mission fund by faith. Thank you for making us your hands to serve the people and feet to walk this beautiful historical land.
This following video shows some of the activities the students will do in our mission trips.
Time to reblog this because it is really what many Christians are seeking to know!
This is too good to be missed. Here are some excerpts quoted from : “How To: Hear God’s Voice” By Andrew Wommack
” One of the greatest benefits of our salvation has to be that of hearing God speak to us personally. There can be no intimate relationship with our heavenly Father without it. But, as easy as it is for us to speak to Him, the average Christian has a hard time hearing His voice. This is not the way the Lord intended it to be.
“Learning to clearly distinguish God’s voice is invaluable. Instead of going through life blindly, we can have the wisdom of God guide and protect us. There isn’t a single person receiving this letter who couldn’t have their life radically transformed by hearing the voice of the Lord better. The worst marital problem is one word…
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Yesterday I received a notice and congratulations from WordPress that ten years ago I registered with them as a blogger.
Time really flies. 2009 July seems like just yesterday. But so soon the new born has grown into a ten year old.
Along the years there have been births of other children in a variety of genre as some of the visitors and Googlers on the blogger name Crosslife Spaces would have noticed.
Yes, there are several blogs in addition to the watchman’s blog authored by this blogger on subjects like divine healing, sound mind, women, millennial humor, photography, travel, poetry, finance and blogs in other languages.
I like to believe that somewhere someone has found something in one blog that speaks to the heart at certain point of time and space.
Blogging long term requires a will and a passion. I pray that I would not grow cold and indifferent.
Thank you for visiting no matter how and where you come across this blog and decide to click. Do stay awhile in these spaces.
What does the name “Crosslife Spaces” mean? The words “cross and life” is obvious. Each one carries a cross in life. “Spaces” means places where we exist and interact with other living beings. No matter where and how and how long we live on earth, there is always a space where we meet with others and somehow connect and communicate with them. I pray that we shall all meet in the brilliant and glorious eternity too.
July 14, 2019
I have a passion to create and use Bible diagrams to help Bible study. Bible study diagrams can be used to generate, visualize, structure, and classify ideas, and as an aid to studying and organizing Bible information, getting answers to problems, making decisions, and teaching small groups. Unlike other diagrams, Bible diagrams require the spirit to be involved. The Bible is inspired by the Holy Spirit and contains spiritual truth. Only the author Himself (the Holy Spirit) can guide us into all truth and has the power to set captive free and transform lives. Knowledge and forms cannot substitute revelation from the Holy Spirit.
I use the term “Bible diagram” to describe the visual record I used to store and share the revealed knowledge I receive from reading the Bible, specifically, verse by verse or chapter by chapter.
Here is an illustration from reading the first four chapters of the Book of Hebrews, a less studied book compared to other New Testament’s books. I pray you are encouraged to do your own Bible reading in the visual way as a tool to memorize the revealed truth you receive. Believe me, it is a worthwhile challenge!
Today I cannot resist saying this. There is nothing your enemy can do to you if you are the righteousness of God in Christ. Righteousness is a gift. Jesus has paid for it. When you believe in Jesus, His death and resurrection for you, you receives this gift. The enemy cannot come in to steal, kill, and destroy anymore. You are set free from sickness, poverty, and any form of evil that the enemy tries to put on you and obstruct you from living the abundant life Jesus promises to every one who believes. Here are some of my favorite revealed verses (in NKJV) on the power of righteousness in Christ!
1 Corinthians 1:30 (NKJV) But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became for us wisdom from God—and righteousness and sanctification and redemption—
2 Corinthians 5:21 For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
Romans 5:17 For if by the one man’s [a]offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.) Footnotes: Romans 5:17 trespass
Romans 3:22 even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Thank God I am in Christ, a new creation, He is my Righteousness of God and I have every good thing God gives to the righteous (in Christ) by faith.
Churches need not be full of sick people. Open the soul valve today by the Word of God and let the living water flow through!
Churches are full of sick people.
No matter how I want to remain positive, I cannot deny the above statement spoken by a teacher in a lesson on healing. But born again Christians are new creation and everything has become new according to 2 Corinthians 5:17! How can this be? As I continue to tend the remains of wound/operation effect below my left eye and at the side of its corner, I too, feel frustrated. How long? In my more ignorant days I would have cried, “how long, Lord?” But now I know better. The problem is not with the Lord. The problem is me.
By divine arrangement I opened the
book by Andrew Wommack on Spirit, Soul, and Body and read today. And the answer
is clear and simple.
What I feel and see in my body is
not what is inside my spirit. I cannot see or feel…
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Revelation for healing and finance!
2019 Yesterday I watched Barry Bennett’s lessons on Galatians and
learned that I need to get revelation knowledge for myself for healing and
financial matters. Today I read Mark 5 and Romans 8 together. I prayed for
revelation knowledge. Here is a summary of what I received after a morning of
reading and meditating on the words of God.
- Three kinds of physical healings are recorded here: a man in mental agony and torment, a woman with chronic disease, and a dying girl (who died before Jesus could get there. Of course, Jesus raised her from the dead when He arrived).
- The place: the man was isolated in a remote place (in the tombs); the woman was mingling in the crowd; the girl was very sick, lying in bed at home with her family and relatives.
- How did they approach…
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No doubt I have some special talents and skills. Some accumulated with experience, study and practice. The disciples too. Jesus knew. Mark 9:33-34 recorded this realistic scene. Jesus knew they were disputing among themselves who would be the greatest. I can imagine the conversation among them:
- Peter: I should be the leader. I am always the leader and spokesman. I have the revelation knowledge. I was the first to declare that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God, and that Jesus has the words of eternal life. (John 6:68-69)
- John: I am the chosen one. I am the beloved of Jesus. Jesus let me lay on His bosom. I can accurately conceptualize and summarize the essence of the words He has spoken. In fact, I know Jesus best. I have a better and more complete in depth revelation knowledge of God and Jesus, the Son of God. I even recorded down Who He said He really is. I believe in every word He has spoken. I believe Jesus trusts me most and will entrust His mother to my care if in need.
- James: I should be the commander in chief. I am fiery and unafraid of evil. I can call down fire to burn those who oppose Jesus! I am in the Lord’s inner circle of three (Peter, John and James) and saw Jesus’ glory on the mountain of transfiguration!
- Philip: I managed to convince the skeptical Nathanael to join us here! I am the first evangelist! I am good in economics, market prices and figures too. I make sure I stay quite close to Jesus so I can ask Him stuff and also serve Him. For example, Jesus asked me where we shall buy bread. I am the one who knew how much it would cost to feed five thousand. (John 6:5, 7) I am the first cross-cultured missionary. The Greeks come to me so I can bring them to Jesus.
- Andrew: I. I am the first evangelist. I went and persuaded Peter to join. Remember? I am a populist. The little boy came to me and offered his five barley loaves and two small fish. See, how popular I am? The Greeks look for Philip but Philip still has to find me to bring them together to Jesus. (John 12:20-22)
- Matthew: Stop. I am the most qualified and experienced in crucial departments: accounting, tax evasion investigation, inland revenue and custom duties collection, reports writing etc. I am also most well versed in Moses’ laws and Jewish tradition and practice.
- Thomas: I am the realist. You need to be realistic and demand the specific practical evidence and details. You must doubt and challenge everything before you can be an effective leader. Never take things at face value. I make sure we clarify and know what Jesus is talking about and the exact route we can use to go where He is going. (John 14:5, 20:24-29) but I have loyalty. I am willing to die with Jesus. (John 11:16)
- Nathanael: I am the man of integrity. Jesus said so!
- Judas Iscariot: I am the man of the highest integrity. See, you all entrusted me to keep your money box. I even have the discretion to give to the poor, take and spend what I need to. I also have friends in the high places, like the Chief Priests and the Pharisees.
- James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, and Simon the Patriot: We are the true disciples. Action speaks louder than mere words. The Master (Jesus) sent us out, gave us authority and power to go preach the kingdom of God, heal the sick and cast out demons. We did that faithfully. Leaders are action and performance-oriented, with evidence of fruit.
In conclusion, I should not be thinking that Jesus is merely talking to His disciples. I too, like the disciples above, could make assumptions about my human abilities and qualifications when I lapse into self-engrossment and human efforts even though I do not vie for any leadership position. Jesus was not against His disciples performing well and becoming leaders. But at that time they missed the whole point about His life ministry, which is not a kingdom on earth. And His successors are to make disciples of all nations. This mission is to be fulfilled by His followers until He returns.
Definition of a disciple:
This is the definition of a disciple. A disciple is a person who continues in God’s Word until they experience freedom. Put together with John 15:8, where Jesus said a disciple is one who bears much fruit, we can say that a disciple is someone who continues in God’s Word until they are free and it can be witnessed in their lives as fruit. (Andrew Wommack)
“I am called to be a helper!” A successful professional communicator with over forty years of track-record in the field, declared. I was listening to the introductory lesson of a media class partial recording and heard this utterance by the instructor. This unexpected remark answered my earlier secret question, “Lord, where is my direction? I seem to have many gifts and yet no calling!” After being baptized with the Holy Spirit, I have been given some opportunities to be a “back-up” preacher, teacher and healer, manifesting the gifts of the Spirit and witnessing positive outcome. I have also enjoyed a variety of “chores”: from everything to do with writing, word processing and using a variety of media, to cooking and cleaning up for others in the ministry! What is my calling then? It never crossed my mind until now that there is an essential ministry called “Helps”!
The Holy Spirit –The Helper; God is a Helper
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
John 14:26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, He will testify of Me.
John 16:7 Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you.
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Hebrews 13:5-6 Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” 6 So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”
The disciples as helpers in the ministry of others individually and corporately
1 Corinthians 12:27-29 Now you are the body of Christ, and members individually. 28 And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues. 29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?
Romans 15:24 whenever I journey to Spain, I shall come to you. For I hope to see you on my journey, and to be helped on my way there by you, if first I may enjoy your company for a while.
2 Corinthians 1:15-16 And in this confidence I intended to come to you before, that you might have a second benefit— 16 to pass by way of you to Macedonia, to come again from Macedonia to you, and be helped by you on my way to Judea
Romans 16:1-3 (Sister Phoebe Commended by Apostle Paul as a very important helper) I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea, 2 that you may receive her in the Lord in a manner worthy of the saints, and assist her in whatever business she has need of you; for indeed she has been a helper of many and of myself also.
Philippians 4:2-4 Be United, Joyful, and in Prayer I implore Euodia and I implore Syntyche to be of the same mind in the Lord. 3 And I urge you also, true companion, help these women who labored with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the Book of Life.4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice! Footnotes: Philippians 4:3 NU, M Yes
The power of helpers in unison with God
2 Corinthians 1:8-11 (Helpers’ prayers in unison can effectively align with and supernaturally activate God’s will -Delivering others from suffering) 8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our [a]trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and [b]does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, 11 you also helping together in prayer for us, that thanks may be given by many persons on [c]our behalf for the gift granted to us through many. Footnotes: a. 2 Corinthians 1:8 tribulation b. 2 Corinthians 1:10 NU shall c. 2 Corinthians 1:11 M your behalf
The Earth as a helper in a spiritual battle
Revelation 12:15-16 So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. 16 But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth.
Whilst no one can turn back the time for the dead, for those who are still alive and perhaps grieving, you may want to know more about resurrection. Resurrection from the dead is part of the doctrine of the first principles of Christ. It is an essential foundational truth of Christianity. The teaching of the resurrection is the one essential truth that separates Christianity from all other religions of the world. (Hebrews 6:1-3) Every man will live forever. Some will live with God; some will live apart from God, but all will live forever.
The Bible records ten supernatural resurrections that returned the dead to human life. In addition to Jesus’ own resurrection, and “many bodies of the saints (believers) who had died were raised; and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many” (Matthew 27:51-52). The remaining eight resurrections are recorded in
1 Kings 17:17-24; 2 Kings 4:32-37; 13:20-21; Luke 8:49–56; Luke 7:11-17; John 11:1-44; Acts 9:36-42; 20:7-12.
Jesus predicted his own resurrection: Matthew 17:22-23, “The Son of Man is going to be handed over to the power of men, and they will kill him. And on the third day he will be raised to life again.” This greatly distressed the disciples. (PHILLIPS)
Jesus resurrected just as He said. (Matthew 28:1-20; Mark 16:1-20; Luke 24:1-52; John 20:1-21:25)
Jesus Himself raised people from the dead: e.g. Lazarus (John 11:1-44), Jairus’ Daughter (Luke 8:49–56) and Widow of Nain’s Son (Luke 7:11–17).
Important truth concerning Jesus’ resurrection:
- Paul says that the fact that Jesus was resurrected is the proof that He is the Son of God. Romans 1:4 And declared to be the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead…” (KJV)
- And the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead is our guarantee that we have eternal life through Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 6:14 And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power. (NKJV)
- Apostle Paul also said that the Holy Spirit was given to us as a deposit to guarantee our eternal life. 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 It is God who enables us, along with you, to stand firm for Christ. He has commissioned us, 22 and he has identified us as his own by placing the Holy Spirit in our hearts as the first installment that guarantees everything he has promised us. (NLT)
Jesus’ teaching on the facts of resurrection: Luke 20:34-38 (NKJV)
34 Jesus answered and said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage. 35 But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry nor are given in marriage; 36 nor can they die anymore, for they are equal to the angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. 37 But even Moses showed in the burning bush passage that the dead are raised, when he called the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ 38 For He is not the God of the dead but of the living, for all live to Him.”
The apostles also raised people from the dead:
Acts 9:36-42 (NLT) Apostle Peter resurrected Tabitha (Dorcas).
Acts 20:7-12 Apostle Paul resurrected Eutychus.
Old Testament Prophets raised people from the dead:
Widow of Zarephath’s Son raised by the prophet Elijah (1 King 17:17-24); Shunammite Woman’s Son raised by the prophet Elisha (2 Kings 4:18-37); an Israelite dead man’s body resurrected by touching prophet Elisha’s bones (2 Kings 13:20–21).
Finally, there is hope for us as declared by the Apostle Paul in the following verses:
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 (NLT) 51 But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
1 Thessalonians 5:10 (NLT) Christ died for us so that, whether we are dead or alive when he returns, we can live with him forever.