A decade with WordPress

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.

Thank you.

Crosslife Spaces

July 14, 2019

Today’s News: be right

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.

opening the valve and let divine healing flow through

open the valve of your heart to let divine healing flow through!

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!

God's Way of Healing

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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All kinds of good ground for healing and finance

Revelation for healing and finance!

God's Way of Healing

Luke 8:15 “is your heart a good ground?”

June 15,
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.

  1. 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).
  2. 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.
  3. How did they approach…

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Day three: God speaks of the positive aspects of love

God speaks loveGod speaks of the positive aspects of love as we listen to Him through reading Malachi 2.
1. Love is a command from God.
2. Love requires making a clear decision.
3. Love honors God. Love requires reverence of God.
4. Love is a covenant.
5. Love’s covenant in practice brings life and peace.
6. Love’s words, when spoken, should preserve the knowledge of God.
7. Love’s words are spoken by the messenger of God.
8. Love does not show favoritism.
Malachi 2:1-9 New Living Translation (NLT)
A Warning to the Priests
2 “Listen, you priests—this command is for you! 2 Listen to me and make up your minds to honor my name,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies,
“or I will bring a terrible curse against you. I will curse even the blessings you receive. Indeed, I have already cursed them, because you have not taken my warning to heart. 3 I will punish your descendants and splatter your faces with the manure from your festival sacrifices, and I will throw you on the manure pile. 4 Then at last you will know it was I who sent you this warning so that my covenant with the Levites can continue,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies.
5 “The purpose of my covenant with the Levites was to bring life and peace, and that is what I gave them. This required reverence from them, and they greatly revered me and stood in awe of my name. 6 They passed on to the people the truth of the instructions they received from me. They did not lie or cheat; they walked with me, living good and righteous lives, and they turned many from lives of sin.
7 “The words of a priest’s lips should preserve knowledge of God, and people should go to him for instruction, for the priest is the messenger of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 8 But you priests have left God’s paths. Your instructions have caused many to stumble into sin. You have corrupted the covenant I made with the Levites,” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. 9 “So I have made you despised and humiliated in the eyes of all the people. For you have not obeyed me but have shown favoritism in the way you carry out my instructions.”

Watchman’s Adventure: How Jesus uses the Sword of the Spirit (updated 2015-10-28)

Two Edged SwordFurther to what this watchman posted on 12/04/2010, the Biblical truth observed then had truly come to pass. Here is the summary of the original post with the latest update:

In the example of Jesus he observes the following:

1. Jesus knows His authority. He uses His authority calmly and confidently. He does not need to say twice to the demons to get them to obey His commands.

2. He knows where His authority comes from and He is confident of the ultimate sovereign power of the source of authority (God Himself). He does not fear that the authority may not work.

3. He always sees the real root of the problem and addresses it directly. He speaks to that root.

4. He is a spiritual man and He sees, hears and talks to the spiritual beings as though He is talking to the physical beings.

5. He knows His authority covers the natural realm as well as the supernatural realm and effectively uses the same authority to address it, for example, the wind, rough waves, demons, unclean spirits, the functioning of the body, creation etc.

The watchman concluded then that he would choose to go the Jesus way, i.e. issuing simple command with the authority of Jesus, effective and straightforward, to malfunctioning parts, demons and even natural elements.

Since then, the watchman has witnessed that when given the opportunity to put into practice by faith, the words of God came true: Diseases healed. Demons cast out. Oppression and depression lifted. Believers set free. Reconciliations. Restorations. Renewal. Transformations. In most occasions all that was done was giving a simple command in the name of Jesus and ministering in the power of the Holy Spirit by believers, just as Jesus has commanded.
Updated Conclusion:
1. The power of the name of Jesus is real and totally effective.
2. Believers are to walk by faith in the unseen Holy Spirit.

Journy to see God: your own ears will hear Him

God's compassion to youSo the Lord must wait for you to come to him
    so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God.
    Blessed are those who wait for his help.

Blessings for the Lord’s People

18 So the Lord must wait for you to come to him
    so he can show you his love and compassion.
For the Lord is a faithful God.
    Blessed are those who wait for his help.

19 O people of Zion, who live in Jerusalem,
    you will weep no more.
He will be gracious if you ask for help.
    He will surely respond to the sound of your cries.
20 Though the Lord gave you adversity for food
    and suffering for drink,
he will still be with you to teach you.
    You will see your teacher with your own eyes.
21 Your own ears will hear him.
    Right behind you a voice will say,
“This is the way you should go,”
    whether to the right or to the left.
22 Then you will destroy all your silver idols
    and your precious gold images.
You will throw them out like filthy rags,
    saying to them, “Good riddance!”

23 Then the Lord will bless you with rain at planting time. There will be wonderful harvests and plenty of pastureland for your livestock. 24 The oxen and donkeys that till the ground will eat good grain, its chaff blown away by the wind. 25 In that day, when your enemies are slaughtered and the towers fall, there will be streams of water flowing down every mountain and hill. 26 The moon will be as bright as the sun, and the sun will be seven times brighter—like the light of seven days in one! So it will be when the Lord begins to heal his people and cure the wounds he gave them.

(Isaiah 30 New Living Translation (NLT))

Journey to see God: God declares, we declare

declareWhat does God want from His people? One word the watchman has received today is ‘DECLARE’. What God declares and what He expects His people (witnesses) to declare.

GOD DECLARES HIMSELF:

He has declared to His people the power of His works, In giving them the heritage of the nations.

I have declared and saved, I have proclaimed, And there was no foreign god among you; Therefore you are My witnesses,” Says the Lord, “that I am God.

Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’”

Tell and bring forth your case; Yes, let them take counsel together. Who has declared this from ancient time? Who has told it from that time? Have not I, the Lord? And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me.

I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.

Even from the beginning I have declared it to you; Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you, Lest you should say, ‘My idol has done them, And my carved image and my molded image Have commanded them.’

This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.
He declares His word to Jacob, His statutes and His judgments to Israel.

GOD’S WITNESSES DECLARE GOD:

And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
But Barnabas took him and brought him to the apostles. And he declared to them how he had seen the Lord on the road, and that He had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.
Simon has declared how God at the first visited the Gentiles to take out of them a people for His name.
For the Scripture says to the Pharaoh, “For this very purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.”

Now when the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before Him, she declared to Him in the presence of all the people the reason she had touched Him and how she was healed immediately.

No one has seen God at any time. The only begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, He has declared Him.

And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”

Sing praises to the Lord, who dwells in Zion! Declare His deeds among the people.

I will declare Your name to My brethren; In the midst of the assembly I will praise You.

Many, O Lord my God, are Your wonderful works Which You have done; And Your thoughts toward us Cannot be recounted to You in order; If I would declare and speak of them, They are more than can be numbered.
I have not hidden Your righteousness within my heart; I have declared Your faithfulness and Your salvation; I have not concealed Your lovingkindness and Your truth From the great assembly.

Come and hear, all you who fear God, And I will declare what He has done for my soul.

I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord.
GOD’S WITNESSES DECLARE GOD’S WORDS:
I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said:

I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.

“Behold! My Servant whom I have chosen, My Beloved in whom My soul is well pleased! I will put My Spirit upon Him, And He will declare justice to the Gentiles.

He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.

For I have not shunned to declare to you the whole counsel of God.

but declared first to those in Damascus and in Jerusalem, and throughout all the region of Judea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent, turn to God, and do works befitting repentance.


My brethren, count it all joy

count it all joyToday’s message. (Apostle James chapter 1)

James, a bondservant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ,

To the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad:

Greetings.

Profiting from Trials

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

The Perspective of Rich and Poor

Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, 10 but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away. 11 For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits.

Loving God Under Trials

12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him. 13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone. 14 But each one is tempted when he is drawn away by his own desires and enticed. 15 Then, when desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, brings forth death.

16 Do not be deceived, my beloved brethren. 17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning. 18 Of His own will He brought us forth by the word of truth, that we might be a kind of firstfruits of His creatures.

Qualities Needed in Trials

19 So then,[a] my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; 20 for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

Doers—Not Hearers Only

21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls.

22 But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man observing his natural face in a mirror; 24 for he observes himself, goes away, and immediately forgets what kind of man he was. 25 But he who looks into the perfect law of liberty and continues in it, and is not a forgetful hearer but a doer of the work, this one will be blessed in what he does.

26 If anyone among you[b] thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. 27 Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

Footnotes:

  1. James 1:19 NU-Text reads Know this or This you know.
  2. James 1:26 NU-Text omits among you.

singing with grace in your heart for God

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Today’s message: singing with grace in your heart for God.

Character of the New Man

12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

(Colossians 3:12-17)

How to sing with grace? “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom!” Here are some praises and songs from the psalmists.

I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, O Most High.

Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles, And sing praises to Your name.

Be exalted, O Lord, in Your own strength! We will sing and praise Your power.

Sing praise to the Lord, you saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples; I will sing to You among the nations.

But I will sing of Your power; Yes, I will sing aloud of Your mercy in the morning; For You have been my defense And refuge in the day of my trouble.

To You, O my Strength, I will sing praises; For God is my defense, My God of mercy.

So I will sing praise to Your name forever, That I may daily perform my vows.

All the earth shall worship You And sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name.” Selah

Oh, let the nations be glad and sing for joy! For You shall judge the people righteously, And govern the nations on earth. Selah

Sing to God, you kingdoms of the earth; Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah

Also with the lute I will praise YouAnd Your faithfulness, O my God! To You I will sing with the harp, O Holy One of Israel.

My lips shall greatly rejoice when I sing to You, And my soul, which You have redeemed.

[ Remembering the Covenant with David, and Sorrow for Lost Blessings ] [ A Contemplation of Ethan the Ezrahite. ] I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; With my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations.

[ Praise to the Lord for His Love and Faithfulness ] [ A Psalm. A Song for the Sabbath day. ] It is good to give thanks to the Lord, And to sing praises to Your name, O Most High;

[ Promised Faithfulness to the Lord ] [ A Psalm of David. ] I will sing of mercy and justice; To You, O Lord, I will sing praises.

I will praise You, O Lord, among the peoples, And I will sing praises to You among the nations.

walking with Jesus: Mark 5 the power of Jesus’ authority

Jesus-resurrecting-dead childWhen we read Mark 5 we see Jesus using His authority.

An encounter with Jesus’ authority makes a person whole: demons bow down and beg to be allowed to flee.

Insanity no longer bounds a man’s mind.

Fear vanishes. Even death must submit to Jesus when He speaks.

Infirmity and torment of man and woman must leave immediately as power flow out of Jesus.

Luke 5 (in parts)

A Demon-Possessed Man Healed

When they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes.[a] And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit,

When he saw Jesus from afar, he ran and worshiped Him. And he cried out with a loud voice and said, “What have I to do with You, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I implore You by God that You do not torment me.”

For He said to him, “Come out of the man, unclean spirit!” Then He asked him, “What is your name?”

And he answered, saying, “My name is Legion; for we are many.” 10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.

15 Then they came to Jesus, and saw the one who had been demon-possessed and had the legion, sitting and clothed and in his right mind. And they were afraid. 16 And those who saw it told them how it happened to him who had been demon-possessed, and about the swine. 17 Then they began to plead with Him to depart from their region.

A Girl Restored to Life

And behold, one of the rulers of the synagogue came, Jairus by name. And when he saw Him, he fell at His feet 23 and begged Him earnestly, saying, “My little daughter lies at the point of death. Come and lay Your hands on her, that she may be healed, and she will live.”

35 While He was still speaking, some came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house who said, “Your daughter is dead. Why trouble the Teacher any further?”

36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe.”41 Then He took the child by the hand, and said to her, “Talitha, cumi,” which is translated, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” 42 Immediately the girl arose and walked,

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and a Woman Healed

25 Now a certain woman had a flow of blood for twelve years, 26 and had suffered many things from many physicians. She had spent all that she had and was no better, but rather grew worse. 27 When she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. 28 For she said, “If only I may touch His clothes, I shall be made well.”

29 Immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction.

if God cares so wonderfully for flowers

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21 “Yes, a person is a fool to store up earthly wealth but not have a rich relationship with God.”

Teaching about Money and Possessions

22 Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. 23 For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. 24 Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! 25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

27 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 28 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. 31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

(taken from Luke 12 New Living Translation (NLT))