Fruitfulness: And their fruit shall be for food and their leaves for healing.

Ezekiel 47:12After writing my previous blog on renewal of my prayer and worship life by emulating those missionaries who focus on staying and soaking in the presence of the Lord, I experienced some significant (to me) changes. Here is what happened today.

I had to accompany some guests to a shopping mall for a birthday teen to buy her present. Having waited a long time (like two hours) in some clothes shops, I suggested we walk back to the first one she visited. While waiting on a bench in front of a clothes shop, I noticed a tiny girl in a wheel chair. She seemed tired and making some sounds. Her dad sat next to me. The passers by tried looking in other directions so as not to make his situation more difficult. But I was led in my spirit to start a conversation with him. He told me she is his second daughter, fifteen years old. She has the body and stature of a very young child. He told me she was operated three times, and had chemotherapy for brain tumor at three years old. The treatment affected her bone marrow and stunted her growth. She is now on hormone treatment to help her growth. He told me his three children’s names and their meanings (sun, star, and light). The girl is named after a star. I told him I am a Christian who believes that our God heals, and asked him whether he believes in divine healing and miracles. He said yes. He said he is open to all religions and agreed that I could pray for her. So I shared with him about Jesus and that Jesus saves and heals. Then I prayed for his second daughter. She voluntarily stretched her hands to me and held my hands as I spoke to her, prayed and blessed her.

I told her she has a beautiful name and I thanked our God for creating beautiful things like the sun, the stars and light. She brightened up and smiled. By faith I spoke to the body to be restored to God’s original beautiful creation and design.

After that the dad told me he believes this is not a chance meeting. He is not local. He drove from another town with his family today to visit the eldest daughter who studies in a college here. He was waiting for his wife and eldest daughter who were also shopping in the same shop my guests were shopping. The newly renovated and expanded mall is huge and there are many beautiful branded clothes shops. He said he believed God had arranged this meeting. I too believe the same. After coming out of two other more trendy shops for youngsters with empty hands, I suggested to the teen to return to this particular shop as its name came to my mind for no reason. While the birthday girl and her entourage were giving this more classic shop another try I saw this man and his daughter sitting next to me. This is not a chance meeting. I agree.

This incident confirms to me that going to the secret place of the Father in heaven through prayer and worship opens a new realm of spiritual reality on earth. Where I currently reside, people do not normally go around talking to strangers, volunteering to pray for healing. But this watchman has been convicted to do something that makes a difference, regardless of how the gathering crowd may view or comment. What matters is that the Lord has answered prayers. The prayer of the watchman to be led deeper into the Holy Spirit river of healing and wonders, and the cry of a father to help his daughter. He has waited for twelve years for a breakthrough. His waiting has not been in vain. She can walk, but she needs further strengthening, he said. She also attends a normal school. I pray he and his child will continue to walk by faith, love, and hope.

Here is the assurance from our Lord Jesus:
Mark 5:36, 40-42 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
36 [a]Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing.
40 And they (others) laughed and [a]jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child’s father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying.
41 Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi—which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [[b]from the sleep of death]!
42 And instantly the girl got up and started walking around—for she was twelve years old. And they were utterly astonished and overcome with amazement.

Footnotes:
Mark 5:36 Some manuscripts so read.
Mark 5:40 G. Abbott-Smith, Manual Greek Lexicon.
Mark 5:41 Joseph Thayer, A Greek-English Lexicon.

Hebrews 7:25 AMPC
Therefore He is able also to save to the uttermost (completely, perfectly, finally, and for all time and eternity) those who come to God through Him, since He is always living to make petition to God and intercede with Him and intervene for them.

Ezekiel 47 (Quoted in parts)
8 Then he said to me, These waters pour out toward the eastern region and go down into the Arabah (the Jordan Valley) and on into the Dead Sea. And when they shall enter into the sea [the sea of putrid waters], the waters shall be healed and made fresh.
9 And wherever the double river shall go, every living creature which swarms shall live. And there shall be a very great number of fish, because these waters go there that [the waters of the sea] may be healed and made fresh; and everything shall live wherever the river goes.
12 And on the banks of the river on both its sides, there shall grow all kinds of trees for food; their leaf shall not fade nor shall their fruit fail [to meet the demand]. Each tree shall bring forth new fruit every month, [these supernatural qualities being] because their waters came from out of the sanctuary. And their fruit shall be for food and their leaves for healing.

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Proof by Fruit: And the eyes of the blind shall see

Matthew 15:30
Is it not yet a very little while
Till Lebanon shall be turned into a fruitful field,
And the fruitful field be esteemed as a forest?
In that day the deaf shall hear the words of the book,
And the eyes of the blind shall see out of obscurity and out of darkness.
The humble also shall increase their joy in the Lord,
And the poor among men shall rejoice
In the Holy One of Israel.
(Isaiah 29:17-19)

…They shall see the glory of the Lord,
The excellency of our God.
Strengthen the weak hands,
And make firm the feeble knees.
Say to those who are fearful-hearted,
“Be strong, do not fear!
Behold, your God will come with vengeance,
With the recompense of God;
He will come and save you.”
Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened,
And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
Then the lame shall leap like a deer,
And the tongue of the dumb sing.
For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness,
And streams in the desert.
(Isaiah 35:2-6)

“I, the Lord, have called You in righteousness,
And will hold Your hand;
I will keep You and give You as a covenant to the people,
As a light to the Gentiles,
7 To open blind eyes,
To bring out prisoners from the prison,
Those who sit in darkness from the prison house.
I will bring the blind by a way they did not know;
I will lead them in paths they have not known.
I will make darkness light before them,
And crooked places straight.
These things I will do for them,
And not forsake them.
(Isaiah 42:6-7,16,)

Matthew 11:4-6
4 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: 5 The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. 6 And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”
Matthew 15:30-32 New King James Version (NKJV)

15:30 Then great multitudes came to Him, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at Jesus’ feet, and He healed them. 31 So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.

John 14:12-13
The Answered Prayer
12 “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father. 13 And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

(All Scriptures are quoted from the Bible New King James Version (NKJV))

End times watchman countdown: At Calvary

He had been hearing one particular hymn chorus in his spirit for days but he just couldn’t remember enough words to find the song. today he turned on the worship recordings after a long day’s work, and three hymns were sung: Are you washed in the blood of Jesus? There is power in the blood (of Jesus), and At Calvary. After he heard the three hymns he tried looking for that song that his spirit had been singing. He merely clicked at random and the same three aforementioned hymns came out! Awesome! He then realized these are the themes for this season at this eleventh hour of this year…

Here are the three hymns.

“Are You Washed In The Blood?”

Have you been to Jesus for the cleansing power? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb? Are you fully trusting in His grace this hour? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
[Chorus:] Are you washed in the blood, In the soul-cleansing blood of the Lamb? Are your garments spotless are they white as snow? Are you washed in the blood of the Lamb?
Lay aside your garments that are stained with sin And be washed in the blood of the Lamb. There’s a fountain flowing for the soul unclean. O, be washed in the blood of the Lamb!
[Chorus]
“There is power in the blood” (of Jesus)

Would you be free from the burden of sin? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood; Would you o’er evil a victory win? There’s wonderful power in the blood. Refrain

There is power, power, wonder working power In the blood of the Lamb; There is power, power, wonder working power In the precious blood of the Lamb.

Would you be free from your passion and pride? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood; Come for a cleansing to Calvary’s tide; There’s wonderful power in the blood. Refrain

Would you be whiter, much whiter than snow? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood; Sin stains are lost in its life giving flow. There’s wonderful power in the blood. Refrain

Would you do service for Jesus your King? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood; Would you live daily His praises to sing? There’s wonderful power in the blood. Refrain

“At Calvary”

  1. Years I spent in vanity and pride, Caring not my Lord was  crucified, Knowing not it was for me He died   On Calvary.
  2. Mercy there was great, and grace was free; Pardon there  was multiplied to me; There my burdened soul found  liberty,     At Calvary.
  3. By God’s Word at last my sin I learned; Then I trembled at the  law I’d spurned, Till my guilty soul imploring turned   To  Calvary.
  4. Now I’ve giv’n to Jesus everything, Now I gladly own Him as my  King, Now my raptured soul can only sing   Of Calvary.
  5. Oh, the love that drew salvation’s plan! Oh, the grace that brought it down to man! Oh, the mighty gulf that God did  span   At Calvary!

Source:  http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/342#ixzz2ndmXHKF0

Bible verses:

  • Acts 2:36
    “So let everyone in Israel know for certain that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, to be both Lord and Messiah!”

    Acts 2:35-37 (in Context)  Acts 2 (Whole Chapter)  Other Translations

  • Acts 4:10
    Let me clearly state to all of you and to all the people of Israel that he was healed by the powerful name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, the man you crucified but whom God raised from the dead.

    Acts 4:9-11 (in Context)  Acts 4 (Whole Chapter)  Other Translations

  • Romans 6:6
    We know that our old sinful selves were crucified with Christ so that sin might lose its power in our lives. We are no longer slaves to sin.

    Romans 6:5-7 (in Context)  Romans 6 (Whole Chapter)  Other Translations

At Calvary
At Calvary

End times watchman countdown: anchored in Christ

Although the 5am lesson was stopped when all the participants were led out into their respective calling as God’s harvest field workers, in response to the Lord Jesus’ remark that the harvest was ready but the workers were few, the watchman continued the habit of rising at the time when called regardless of the hours.

This morning he rose and asked the Lord about a number of things concerning the building makeover task at hand and vision and message ahead regarding the future. He asked about the rather worn flooring; waterproofing; re-painting; adding more storage spaces etc.

He was asked to read Genesis 6-7. The NLT Bible opened at verse 14. It answered all his questions instantly! Later in the day he met with someone for advice on the building makeover project. The friend recommended some changes: the use of laminate wooden flooring at reasonable cost; re-painting the roof; confirming minor modifications that would enable the replacement of the plywood doors by unused wooden doors, and use of unused wooden materials for additional storage necessities. They went to look at the spare resources and found that they could be reused easily. While looking at the materials he decided to give the  friend two sets of rarely utilized HP personal computers and a statement printer which had been left unused. The gift to the interior designer builder became a barter in exchange for minor re-modification works!

On a serious and corporate church vision perspectives: Those who run to the ark (Jesus, His church-sanctuary where prayers and worship continue 24 hours daily and seven days a week) for divine healing will receive it. The key is get into the ark and stay in. This is confirmed as another intercessor just called and said that the healing sanctuary is now running full-house with ‘seekers’ (those looking for divine healing)! There is a time set for this boom as the Lord will close the door when the number is up. The difference between those inside and those outside God’s protection will be visible, just as the words of God had declared.

Noah's ark 2013-2014
Noah’s ark 2013-2014

Bible verse: _________The Lord God instructed Noah: (Highlights added by the watchman)

Genesis 6:14 “Build a large boat[c] from cypress wood[d] and waterproof it with tar, inside and out. Then construct decks and stalls throughout its interior. 15 Make the boat 450 feet long, 75 feet wide, and 45 feet high.[e] 16 Leave an 18-inch opening[f] below the roof all the way around the boat. Put the door on the side, and build three decks inside the boat—lower, middle, and upper.

17 “Look! I am about to cover the earth with a flood that will destroy every living thing that breathes. Everything on earth will die. 18 But I will confirm my covenant with you. So enter the boat—you and your wife and your sons and their wives. 19 Bring a pair of every kind of animal—a male and a female—into the boat with you to keep them alive during the flood. 20 Pairs of every kind of bird, and every kind of animal, and every kind of small animal that scurries along the ground, will come to you to be kept alive. 21 And be sure to take on board enough food for your family and for all the animals.”

22 So Noah did everything exactly as God had commanded him.

Genesis 7:15 Two by two they came into the boat, representing every living thing that breathes. 16 A male and female of each kind entered, just as God had commanded Noah. Then the Lord closed the door behind them.

Genesis 7: 21 All the living things on earth died—birds, domestic animals, wild animals, small animals that scurry along the ground, and all the people. 22 Everything that breathed and lived on dry land died. 23 God wiped out every living thing on the earth—people, livestock, small animals that scurry along the ground, and the birds of the sky. All were destroyed. The only people who survived were Noah and those with him in the boat. 24 And the floodwaters covered the earth for 150 days.

How to hear God and use the word of God to heal

healing God's way
God sent His word to heal

The watchman recently suffered an acute and painful attack on his back and could hardly lie on his bed or rise after he lied down. He reached a point when he dreaded sleeping as it would involve lying down in excruciating pain and thereafter getting up with the same suffering. He was deprived of sleep and rest.

He was then urged by someone to read a testimony about a man encountering a severe motor accident wherein he broke four bones at different parts of his body and was bleeding and in shock when he was brought to the church. He lived divine and did not take medicine or use any medical facilities.The watchman actually had seen this man a few days after the accident as he happened to attend a seminar at that same church. The man recovered totally without any treatment except prayers, worship and proclaiming Bible verses.

In the written testimony the man quoted a number of Bible verses to which he clung when he was in the healing process. When the watchman read this, he was led by the Holy Spirit to take hold of one particular Bible verse:

Ephesians 5:30 “For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones.”

By faith he proclaimed this Bible verse and command his body (flesh) to resume divine function as Jesus’ body would have functioned. He further by faith proclaimed 1 John 4:17, “As He is, so are we in this world.”

He woke the next day without difficulty. After another day he woke and rose with no trace of the pain! The watchman was healed after receiving the word of God and duly proclaiming them by faith.

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It is indeed wonderful to be able to hear God and obey His words. But many have told the watchman that they wanted to hear God and could not. Why? During interceding for his loved ones, the watchman asked the Lord today and received the answer as follows:

James 3:14-16  “14 But if you have bitter envy and self-seeking in your hearts, do not boast and lie against the truth. 15 This wisdom does not descend from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. 16 For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.”

The Lord explains, when you seek yourself, how can you be seeking God? You will only hear your own voice and not God’s voice! You would be busy devising your own way and means by your own earthly, sensual and demonic wisdom. You would not be able to hear God’s will or obey His word.

Jesus has thus warned,

Matthew 7:21-23 (NKJV) I Never Knew You

21 “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven.22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’”

O watchman, take heed of the Lord’s words.

End Times watchman’s Bible Study: How two persons got out of depression/panic attack

The watchman observed an increase in depression and even panic attack cases lately. He witnessed the helplessness and suffering of such victims even when under medication. Only after the family of the patient had exhausted all medical and psychiatric means, they came to seek help from the Lord. As led by the Holy Spirit the team of brethren would normally pray and do deliverance. He learned that when one listened and obeyed the Holy Spirit, and prayed accordingly, then the calming result would be instant. Indeed in many occasions he noted that like Paul taught the Corinthians church in 1 Cor.12 on the many gifts of the Holy Spirit, the body of Christ consists of many parts and all members must function together as a harmonious team to be effective. However, there are times when resources run out and all hands are required on deck. The Lord will give gift suitable for that occasion to the willing and available.

For example, he is a word and watchman person. He has a spiritual watchtower and has passion for the words of God only. So he normally stays away from healing and deliverance. However, when others are not available or seem to be stuck with a difficult situation, then he (being a spiritual jack of all ‘trades’ for teaching purposes) would have no choice but to ask the Holy Spirit to show him what to do with the person who manifests and urgently needs help. Often he receives the words instantly and when applied, the positive outcome shows he hears correctly.

Thus he often receives words (even when he has not asked) which demonstrate how one can use to counter every situation. The following two psalms are bonuses received today. These are generic ways of dealing with mental situations. The Lord is merciful and full of loving-kindness. This is grace.

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Psalm 63:6-8 When I remember You on my bed, I meditate on You in the night watches. Because You have been my help, therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice. My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.


Watchman’s Notes on Psalm 63 (The watchman noticed this psalm when he realized that David was a watchman/intercessor too!)

The psalmist was actually flying under the wings of God with his soul following the Lord closely. That means even our souls can follow the Holy Spirit. David was a watchman intercessor. He practiced. He started this prayer by saying how his soul and his flesh thirst and long for God’s presence. He knew that he could find and see God in His power and glory, in the sanctuary, in worship and in praise. Thus his soul could be satisfied. Even at night he continued to meditate on God in the night watches and remember God’s help. Thus he could enjoy the soaring of his soul like an eagle, following God’s wings! That is why David was described as a man after God’s heart!

Psalm 77 (For depression and other form of mental attacks)

2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord; My hand was stretched out in the night without ceasing; My soul refused to be comforted. 3 I remembered God, and was troubled; I complained, and my spirit was overwhelmed. 6 I call to remembrance my song in the night; I meditate within my heart, And my spirit makes diligent search. 7 Will the Lord cast off forever? 10 And I said, “This is my anguish; but I will remember the years of the right hand of the Most High.” 11 I will remember the works of the Lord; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old. 12 I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds.

Watchman’s Notes on Psalm 77 The psalmist gave a solution to trouble. When in trouble, he observed and learned from the following:

  1. He prayed without ceasing, even at night.
  2. His soul refused to be comforted until he received his solution.
  3. When he complained, his spirit was affected (overwhelmed).
  4. So even at night he worshiped and sang to the Lord and meditated within his heart.
  5. His spirit made diligent search of his memory for him.
  6. His spirit enables him to ask relevant questions regarding the nature of God: His favor, mercy, promises, grace etc. which never failed.
  7. His spirit made him see the reason of his problem, i.e. he had put his focus on the wrong things. When he realized his mistake, he re-focused (remembered, meditated and even talked about) on God’s wonderful works of old.
  8. After the psalmist broke through he concluded by giving a testimony on the great works that God had done to His people. (v13-20).)

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Watchman’s overall summary on his observations

1. Live and be led by the Holy Spirit is a must for living an overcomer life. Let your spirit take over. Your spirit connects to the Holy Spirit Who searches all things.

2. Always focus on God’s goodness. Remember all the good deeds and wonders He has done in the past.

3. Meditate on them.

4. Talk to others about the goodness of God. Give testimony.

5. Join other brethren in worship and praise God together.

_________________Bible verses on the God of Peace (Jesus)

  1. Romans 1:7
    To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
    Romans 1:6-8 (in Context) Romans 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  2. Romans 5:1
    [ Faith Triumphs in Trouble ] Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,
    Romans 5:1-3 (in Context) Romans 5 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  3. Romans 14:17
    for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 14:16-18 (in Context) Romans 14 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  4. Romans 15:13
    Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
    Romans 15:12-14 (in Context) Romans 15 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  5. Romans 15:33
    Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
    Romans 15:32-33 (in Context) Romans 15 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  6. Romans 16:20
    And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.
    Romans 16:19-21 (in Context) Romans 16 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  7. Philippians 4:7
    and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
    Philippians 4:6-8 (in Context) Philippians 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  8. Philippians 4:9
    The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you.
    Philippians 4:8-10 (in Context) Philippians 4 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  9. Colossians 3:15
    And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful.
    Colossians 3:14-16 (in Context) Colossians 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  10. 1 Peter 1:2
    elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.
    1 Peter 1:1-3 (in Context) 1 Peter 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
  11. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
    [ Blessing and Admonition ] Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    1 Thessalonians 5:22-24 (in Context) 1 Thessalonians 5 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations