bless the jews
dominion

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5511 Mar 19, 2013
Every one of us are going to be on an assignment. Some of us will go back to our schools. Some of us will go back to our vocation. Some of us will go back to our ministry. Some of us will go back to our city. Wherever we go we are sent by God to go back and regain the territory.

This is a season and time when God is saying to us,“Are you ready to take back my territory?”

This is a territory that God wants you to go in and regain and take it back. Take it back for Him. Take it back for everything that has been lost from the church. Take it back. Win it back. Get back the finances. Get back the people. Get back their dignity. Get back their strength. Get back fresh doctrines back to the church. Get back fresh blueprints, fresh strategies, so that everything that is lost will be returned. Mother, father, brother, sister, all shall be returned. Hallelujah.

This is your season to pursue, overtake, and recover all. The time of restoration is here. The time is here to take back the territory, take back the land, take back the nation. Nations are going to be taken back. Cities are going to be taken back. Territories are going to be taken back. What is lost will be regained. When God causes you to regain there is going to be more than what has ever been lost.
dominion

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5512 Mar 19, 2013
God is ready to put new territories into your hands. God is about to give you new authority so that when you lift your hand in the spirit world Israel will prevail. When Moses put down his hand Israel did not prevail but when he put up his hand Israel prevailed. God is going to give into your hands the territory and the dimensions of the Spirit so that when you lift your hand and begin to pray, when you lift your heart and begin to declare it, things will begin to happen supernaturally.

So I want you to get ready because something is about to happen because the year 2013 is about to begin for us now. It is the year to cross over and take over, the year to pursue, overtake, and recover all. It is the year to exercise dominion in every domain. It is the year to raise a finishing generation. It is the year to know the Lord. It is the year to press in and see all that God has planned. A new season is about to break open. A new day. It is the breaking of a new dawn. It is the rising of a new generation. It is the regaining of a new territory. Nations will turn. Cities will turn. Your family will turn. Your business will turn. Your household will turn.

What a God! What a year ahead of us! Hallelujah!

jonathan david ministry
salvation prayer

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5514 Mar 19, 2013
Lord God, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me for every sin I have ever committed. I confess that Jesus Christ is now the Lord of my life. I believe in my heart that you raised Jesus from the dead as evidence that you paid the full price for all of my sins. I invite you to come into my heart now. I surrender my heart and my life to follow you, to live for you, and to obey you from this day forward for the rest of my life. And now, I have done as your word instructed me to do to be saved. So right now, by faith in your word I confess and I believe I am saved. By faith I now know I am saved and going to heaven when I die. By faith in your word I am now 100% sure of it. Thank you Lord God! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Lord God, I repent of my sins and I ask you to forgive me for every sin I have ever committed. I confess that Jesus Christ is now the Lord of my life. I believe in my heart that you raised Jesus from the dead as evidence that you paid the full price for all of my sins. I invite you to come into my heart now. I surrender my heart and my life to follow you, to live for you, and to obey you from this day forward for the rest of my life. And now, I have done as your word instructed me to do to be saved. So right now, by faith in your word I confess and I believe I am saved. By faith I now know I am saved and going to heaven when I die. By faith in your word I am now 100% sure of it. Thank you Lord God! In Jesus name I pray. Amen.
888 number of Jesus

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5515 Mar 19, 2013
888 - THE NUMBER OF JESUS

SUMMARY

The number of Jesus is 888. Using the Greek Ionic Ciphered Numeral System scientifically proves this. In this system, each letter of the Greek alphabet is assigned a numerical value. The name of Jesus in Greek is spelled I H S O U S (iota, eta, sigma, omicron, upsilon, sigma). Substituting in the Greek numeral system the equivalent numerical values to each letter in the name of Jesus and adding them up, the total is 888. The values of each letter are: iota, 10; eta, 8; sigma, 200; omicron, 70; upsilon, 400; sigma, 200. The sum of 10 + 8 + 200 + 70 + 400 + 200 is 888.

This fact is made manifest at the Campbelltown City Post Office in Metropolitan Sydney, New South Wales, Australia located 50 km to the southwest. At the post office are boxes. In a set of boxes of nine columns and eight rows, box number 888 is found on the fifth column and on the fourth row from above. It is right in the middle of a cross. There are four boxes on the right of box 888, four on the left, four below, and three above forming a symmetrical cross. 888, number of Jesus, cross! Coincidence?

Aside from this configuration, box 888 is found in the middle set of boxes. There is a set of boxes to the right and another set to the left. This will remind us of the crucifixion that happened at Calvary where Jesus was in the middle flanked by two thieves on His either sides. To the right of the middle set is a set of boxes where a cross can also be drawn. This may represent the thief who asked Jesus to remember him when Jesus comes as King. To the left of the middle set is a set of boxes where a cross cannot be drawn. This may represent the thief who hurled insults at Jesus and questioned His being the Messiah who could not even save Himself nor the thieves. Three sets of boxes with 888 in the middle set. A confirmation of the crucifixion? Coincidence?

Box 888 was available when we were to rent a box in 1993. My wife chose box 888 because she said the number signifies our arrival in Australia, i.e. August 1988. August is the 8th month and the year was 1988, hence, 888. Coincidence?

Are all these mere coincidences? If you will read the details below, you would find more. Why are they concentrated on me? They are beyond my control. They are facts. I did not fabricate them. You can prove to yourself the authenticity of what I say if you come and visit Sydney, Australia to see this remarkable, amazing and unique work of God revealing the number of Jesus and confirming the crucifixion of Jesus.
how to judge

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5516 Mar 21, 2013
How to Judge a Prophetic Word



Perry Stone Perry Stone

If a person claims to have received a word from the Lord to give to you, the first important point is to “recognize those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you”(1 Thess. 5:12). Is the person respected in the church and in the body of Christ, or is he or she a rebel on the loose and a self-appointed prophet who left a church in a negative manner because the “pastor wasn’t spiritual enough”? At times pastors detect arrogance and pride and a wrong spirit, and this is why this lone ranger prophet or prophetess was removed from the assembly of the saints! So the first point is not to accept a word just because a person claims,“The Lord told me thus and so ...” Know something about the person’s reputation and character.

The second point is to examine if the word agrees 100 percent with the inspired Scriptures. Never, and I do mean never, will a word from the Holy Spirit contradict the Bible. The Lord will never tell a person to suddenly leave his or her companion for another “more spiritual” individual, because marriage is a covenant.(Some have done this in the name of “the Lord told me to.”)

The Lord would never permit a person, in the name of Christian liberty, to participate in substances that cause drunkenness and addiction to an individual, for “drunkards” cannot “inherit the kingdom of God”(1 Cor. 6:10). God is not the author of confusion, nor is He the author of most church splits where individuals are hurt, offended, and quit serving God because of the confusion and distrust created when people divided their loyalty. God is the author of “peace ... in all the churches”(1 Cor. 14:33).

The third point is that a prophetic word must agree with your spirit and will only confirm what you already know. Because vessels are human and subject to fallibility, prophetic words are to be judged by other mature and older people within the church, as it is written:“Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge”(1 Cor. 14:29). The Greek word for “judge” here is diakrino, which can mean to “separate thoroughly” and implies the ability to dissect what was spoken and see if it is a correct statement. The root word krino is a legal term meaning to make a decision on the basis of the information presented, similar to the informed decision a jury makes after hearing the pertinent information.

When you tell a person giving you a prophetic word that you are going to judge the message by sharing it with other mature believers, you will be able to tell if that speaker has the right spirit.

A humble sincere person will agree, but the “prophets” who speak out of their own spirits will become angry that you would even question their spiritual integrity and authority!
learn to worship

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5517 Mar 21, 2013
Learn to Worship God From Angels



Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.—Isaiah 6:3

The most perfect worshipers in all His creation inside or outside the universe are the angels. Angels are created, nonmaterial, spiritual beings who cannot be seen with the naked eye unless they choose to reveal themselves to us. There are various categories of angels. We know the names of two prominent angels, Michael and Gabriel, but it wouldn't surprise me to learn that every angel has his own name.

The first thing we can learn about angels with reference to worship is that angels adore God alone. The prophet Isaiah was given to see with his spiritual eyes what is going on in heaven all the time (Isa. 6:1-3).

Everything is done out of love for God. Whatever feeling angels may have for us, their priority is the glory of God. Angels exist to do God's will. As we have seen, they are God's messengers to us, and they reveal God's will to us. You can't argue with or bargain with an angel: they do what they are ordered to do. Angels never tire of worshiping God.

The focal point of the worship of angels is the triune God. They worship Him though they do not know the joy of redemption. They know nothing about the shed blood of the cross being applied to them. Another thing about angels is that they perceive the true essence of God's character. They know that God is holy. God will never cease to be God throughout eternity. Though they have been in His presence and have been worshiping Him for millions of years, the angels still show great reverence for God.

We can learn from angels. And the more we learn, the better we will worship God and the more they will rejoice.
blessed beloved Israel

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5518 Mar 21, 2013
.......“I believe America has been blessed partly because it has become the greatest refuge in the last 2000 years for the Jewish people. But the love for Israel is part of our spiritual DNA, going back to the Puritan fathers.”......

.....America has blessed Israel as no other nation has. Because of the Abrahamic covenant, America also has been a most blessed nation. But that leads to a warning, because while America has been blessed, it is turning away from God just as Israel turned away. God is warning America that we need to repent and turn back to Him.....

~~~~~~Jonathan Cahn, the author of The Harbinger~~~~

“the end-times is now”

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#5519 Mar 21, 2013
Israel and Jerusalem .. where God has placed his name

The rebirth of Israel as an independent nation in 1948 is one of the most significant events in world history. Never before has an entire race of people been without a homeland for so long without assimilating into surrounding populations ..
However, no other conquered race had the promise of God to ..“give all this land of Canaan to you and to your offspring forever.”.... http://gracethrufaith.com/ikvot-hamashiach/wh... .. continue
if they think so

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5520 Mar 22, 2013
Millions of God's children, internationally, think that they can live nominal Christian lives and still be fully rewarded.

They think that they can play "fast and loose" with the world without suffering loss.

This is but wishful thinking! The day is coming when every blood bought believer must stand before a holy God for a scrutinizing investigation.

This becomes abundantly clear when one traces the English term *Judgment* seat to its Greek origin. There the term is "bema seat."

When Paul used the terminology in the first century, every educated mind immediately knew the severity of the warning because their thinking took them to the runner's track in Athens, Greece. It, like modern day sports stadiums, contained thousands of seats.

However, there was one seat differing from the rest in that it was uplifted and elevated.

The judge of the contest, who sat there, had no obstruction to mar his view of the racing participants.

He could see every movement clearly.

Does not this picture of "the God of Holiness" elevated upon His throne watching the Christian's race of life?

He sees where we go, hears what we say, and watches our every move. Yes, for the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth (2 Corinthians 16:9).

God cries, mine eyes are upon all their ways (Jeremiah 16:17), and because of it all things are naked and opened unto the eyes of him with whom we have to do (Hebrews 4:13).

God is watching His people and keeping records for the day when we must all appear before the Judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, whether it be good or bad (2 Corinthians 5:10).

Therefore, it behooves each one of us to place Christ first in our daily walk and talk. We cannot live for the flesh and self and hear Christ say in that day, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant. " There must be a battle fought and won. There must be scars traded for crowns. Rewards must be earned.
careful life

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5521 Mar 22, 2013
Neglected Holiness

Then, too, there will be tears over neglected holiness.

No doubt about it God demands that His people live holy lives:

For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness (1Thessalonians 4:7).

Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling (2 Timothy 1:9)

Follow peace with all men, and HOLINESS (Hebrews 12:14, emphasis mine). Be ye holy; for I am holy (1 Peter 1:16).

This means that we are not to fashion ourselves according to the former lusts (1 Peter 1:14), and that we are to abstain from fleshly lusts (1 Peter 2:11), and that we are to put on Christ and not make any provision for the flesh, to fulfill the lusts thereof (Romans 13:14).

How different from the lowly standards held by many carnal church members who constantly play "musical chairs" with the pagans and God-haters of this world, visit its clubs, casinos, and theaters, all under the guise of being curious.

They, like Lot who desired Sodom, want to spend time in Las Vegas and get away from it all.

But the getting and vulgarity matters not as the flesh is on a spree.

Are they saved? God alone really knows!

One thing is certain-if they are Christ's, their double standards will be investigated, For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be GOOD or BAD (2 Corinthians 5:10 emphasis mine).

Oh, what weeping, what wailing, what travail, what heartache, and heartbreak as they meet Jesus face to face.

Their entrance into God's presence will not be abundant (2 Peter 1:11), They shall be tremendously ashamed (1 John 2:28). The terror of the Lord will be meted out in judgment (see 2 Corinthians 3:15).

No wonder the lukewarm are weeping. They blew it all. They suffered the loss of all things except salvation.

*This loss extends beyond the loss of rewards for a meaningless life.* It includes losing, through foolish living, rewards previously earned through years of spiritual service. God has a system of addition and subtraction, pluses and minuses, on His books.

Therefore, one's accumulation of "good works" can be wiped out swiftly through disobedient living

You do not believe it?*Here is proof: Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward (2 John 1:8).
God says

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5522 Mar 22, 2013
God says, "Be careful how you live, where you go, how you serve, if you want a full reward."

Again Hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown (Revelation 3:11).
crowns rewarded

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5523 Mar 22, 2013
Then, if we are rewarded, we shall present our crowns with millions of others from all ages. Let me illustrate.

Eight men wrote the New Testament. Seven were murdered. Matthew was slain with an halberd. Mark was dragged through the streets of Alexandria by a team of wild horses until dead. Luke was hanged in an olive tree. John, thrown into a cauldron of boiling oil, survived the painful ordeal but was disfigured for life and banned to the isle of Patmos.

One day he undoubtedly saw his seared face reflected in a stream of water and wept. God said unto him, "Son, cheer up. I will allow you to write 1 John 3:2 which promises new bodies to all of My children." It says When he shall appear, we shall be like him: for we shall see him as he is. What joy must have filled the suffering servant's soul as he realized a better day was coming in which he would be changed to be like Jesus.

Paul was beheaded. Jude and Peter crucified and james was battered to death with a fuller's club.*Now get the future picture:* the great hour has arrived and all God's children are present. The investigation begins. What will each of us say as we stand with such an array of heros-believers who gave all, who proved their first love for Christ during and entire lifetime-even unto death!

Christ return may be tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year. We know not the day or the hour when Jesus shall break through the blue to call us home. However, we do know that it is near, even at the door.

Therefore, my closing question is:*Are you ready?* Could you bear the investigative judgment were it to take place tomorrow? Would you be ashamed, embarrassed, red-faced, and brokenhearted? Would tears of sorrow intermittently flow from your eyes for the Millennial Age? is your present disobedience worth such heartache?

Would you not rather serve God with all your heart and hear Him say, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant?" *It is not too late to make a change,* to reverse your lifestyle and put christ first.

I ask you to obey 1 John 1:9 now. It says, If we confess our sins, he is faithfull and Just to forgive us our sins, and to cleans us from all unrighteousness. Do it, then live for Him.*It will be worth it all when we see Jesus!*
crowns rewarded

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5524 Mar 22, 2013
To this point we have mentioned rewards repeatedly. We have discussed the victor's triumph and the backslider's tears. We have observed that some will rejoice while others will remorsefully weep. But what are the crowns and why are thy presented?

The Watcher's Crown

This meritorious award is given to all who longingly and desiringly watch for Christ's return. Paul declares in 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Imagine, God gives a special crown to believers who fix their eyes and hearts heavenward in watchfulness of Christ's return.

This is reasonable when one realizes that "expectancy" and "purity" are closely related. One cannot longingly look for Christ return and practice abominable sins. The two never coexist in a rational mind. That is why 1 John 3:2,3 states Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. And every man that hath this hope [of His appearing] in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

Adulterers, fornicators, homosexuals, drunkards, drug addicts, extortioners, swindlers, liars, and worldlings are not anxiously awaiting Christ's return. Neither are carnal believers who neglect the Bible, prayer, God's house, soulwinning, and personal holiness. No, those who look daily and expectantly are not among the worldlngs, who sit in bars, theaters, rock concerts, gambling casinos, and other pagan dens. They do not want to be found there when Jesus comes. Their desire-that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)-makes them consistently live for His return. They want to be commended, congradulated, and crowned in their fight to the finish. They do not want a confrontation producing consternation and castigation at that day. They long to hear Jesus say, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

Because the Saviour's appearing is closely aligned with holiness of life, it is to be expected that the carnal rebel and refuse the teaching of prophecy. They cry, "Do not preach prophecy! It is but sensational and speculative nonsense anyway. Instead, tell us about Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar (1 Chronicles 26:18). This does not hit us where we live!

One should expect this from the indifferent, the lethargic, the worldly, and the backslidden. They definitely do not want to hear about a time when they must meet Christ with wasted lives because his appearing means the disintegration and dissolution of the selfish, substandard works. They know that they are going to be among the "ashamed" (see 1 John 2:28), and that they shall be saved as by fire (1 Corinthians 3:15). They hate to think of meeting Jesus empty handed and being "rejects" at the Judgment Seat. Small wonder they dislike this Bible doctrine. But, like it or not, it will happen!

May I, therefore, plead with preachers, "Preach the message of Christ's return. Present the signs. Tell the people the moment is near. Beg them to keep their eyes fixed on heaven so that you and they will receive the "watcher's crown." Only those who "look," receive!
faithful till the end

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5525 Mar 22, 2013
What works will be judged?

In general terms, the works that will be judged are:(1) how well one obeyed the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20),(2) was victorious over sin (Romans 6:1-4), and (3) how well one controlled his tongue and behavior towards others.(James 3:1-9).

More specifically, the earthly deeds of believers which will be judged at the judgment seat of Christ will include the following actions:

Doctrines and the degree of intellectual honesty exhibited by a person when deciding their doctrinal beliefs.(Romans 2:14-16, 14).

Conduct, behavior, and attitude toward other people.(Matthew 18; Romans 14).

Carnal traits.(Colossians 3; Romans 1-2, 8:1-13, 14:1-23).

Every word that is spoken.(Matthew 12:32-37; Romans 14).

Behavior traits that affect others, such as slander, quarrels, idle words, foolishness, dishonesty, broken promises, wrong dealings, and so on.(Romans 1:29-32, 12, 1-21, 14:1-23; I Corinthians 6:9-11; Galatians 5:19-21; Colossians 3; Ephesians 4:1-32, 5:1-33).

Personal characteristics, including lost or neglected opportunities, wasted talents, loose living, and lack of spirituality.(Romans 2:14-16; Hebrews 2:1-4; Galatians 5:1-26, 6:1-10, Colossians 3).

Spiritual traits and proclivities such as disobedience, rejection, failure to cooperate and yield to the Spirit, and spiritual attitude.(I Corinthians 12; Romans 12; Ephesians 4:1-32, 5:1-33).
crowns given to faithful

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5526 Mar 22, 2013
The crown is also given to those who are faithful unto the end, Revelation 2:10 declares Be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

Again I want to emphasize that this is not a reward for salvation, but for service, and is presented to those who remain faithful throughout life, It is the same crown mentioned previously in James 1:12 presented to all who bore trial and testing out of love for the Lord Jesus.

Child of God, the time is at hand for the distribution of heaven's awards.

Where do *you* stand at this moment? What rewards would *you* receive were Jesus to come today?

He *is* coming soon and immediately upon His arrival the judgment of the believer's service record begins.

Time

That's right. The investigation begins at the *appearing* of Christ. Luke 14:14 states, Thou shalt be recompensed [rewarded when] at the resurrection of the just.

First Peter 5:4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.

First John 2:28 also verifies the time by stating, And now, little children, abide in him; that, when HE SHALL APPEAR, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him AT HIS COMING (emphasis mine).
blessed hope

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5527 Mar 22, 2013
Their desire-that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of

the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13)-makes

them consistently live for His return. They want to be

commended, congradulated, and crowned in their fight to the

finish. They do not want a confrontation producing

consternation and castigation at that day. They long to hear

Jesus say,...... "Well done thou good and faithful servant."
watchmen

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5528 Mar 22, 2013
This word shamar means to guard, to keep, to be a watchman. It emphasizes the protective element of the prophet’s mantle. The preserving and guarding aspect of the prophet’s ministry is needed in every local church. Many wellmeaning pastors have suffered unnecessarily due to the lack of understanding this aspect of the ministry of the prophet. The shamar aspect of the prophet’s ministry is one of the most important ones, and it will benefit the church greatly.

The local church is kept safe through prophetic intercession, prophetic discernment, prophetic praise, prophetic preaching, prophetic teaching, and prophetic worship. This is how the church is best defended. Without a revelation of the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry, a local church will suffer from many attacks that can be averted.

Each church should identify, develop, and train the shamar prophets who have been set in their assembly by God. A revelation of the importance of the ministry of shamar prophets is vital to the success and long-term health of every church.
Shamar can refer to guarding a flock, the heart, the mind, a nation, or a city from outside attack or ungodly influences. It is used in reference to keeping (guarding) the gates or entries to cities. Each local church needs a prophetic guard. This is not one prophet but a company of prophets who help guard the church from the invasion of the enemy. Churches that develop the prophetic ministry will have the advantage of being protected through prophetic intercession and the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry.

To guard means a number of things. It can mean to protect, to watch over, to stand guard over, to police, to secure, to defend, to shield, to shelter, to screen, to cover, to cloak, to preserve, to save, to conserve, to supervise, to keep under surveillance or control, to keep under guard, to govern, to restrain, to suppress, to keep watch, to be alert, or to take care. Synonyms for guard include protector, defender, guardian, custodian, watchman, sentinel, sentry, patrol, and garrison. These words help us visualize and define the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry.

Without a revelation of the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry, a local church will suffer from many attacks that can be averted. The shamar components of the prophetic mantle pertain to the prophet’s role as a guardian tending to the flock over which he or she has care. It applies to the guardian function of the office, the aspect of prophetic ministry that makes a person like a sentinel or a protector. To shamar a people is to work prophetically, to encircle the people or the church with a divine wall or hedge of protection—or to reseal the gap in the hedge through which the devil has broken in with satanic assaults, attacks, and warfare.
huskee

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5530 Mar 23, 2013
~~~~~~Each local church needs a prophetic guard. This is not one prophet but a company of prophets who help guard the church from the invasion of the enemy. Churches that develop the prophetic ministry will have the advantage of being protected through prophetic intercession and the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry.~~~~~~~~~~~~~
huskee

Seri Kembangan, Malaysia

#5531 Mar 23, 2013
The local church is kept safe through prophetic intercession, prophetic discernment, prophetic praise, prophetic preaching, prophetic teaching, and prophetic worship. This is how the church is best defended. Without a revelation of the shamar aspect of the prophetic ministry, a local church will suffer from many attacks that can be averted.

Each church should identify, develop, and train the shamar prophets who have been set in their assembly by God. A revelation of the importance of the ministry of shamar prophets is vital to the success and long-term health of every church.

Shamar can refer to guarding a flock, the heart, the mind, a nation, or a city from outside attack or ungodly influences. It is used in reference to keeping (guarding) the gates or entries to cities.
GOOD FRIDAY

Malaysia

#5532 Mar 29, 2013
Every year on Good Friday, Christians take time to meditate on the depth of Jesus’ sacrifice for us in suffering a humiliating, bloody death by crucifixion. It’s a time to dwell on what Jesus suffered for us, in all its pain and intensity, without rushing straight ahead to the good news of Easter, resurrection, and new life.
One of the ways Christians have traditionally meditated on Good Friday is by reading and reflecting on the seven last sayings of Jesus from the cross. Luke records the final words of Jesus before he died on the cross:
It was now about the sixth hour, and there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour, while the sun’s light failed. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said,“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” And having said this he breathed his last.(Luke 23:44–46)
This passage is a moving account of Jesus’ dying words. When everything was said and done, Jesus’ work on the cross was all but complete, and his proclamation,“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” finished the work. The significance of Jesus’ statement lies in a conversation he had with religious leaders about his role in God’s great plan:
I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me, just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep. And I have other sheep that are not of this fold. I must bring them also, and they will listen to my voice. So there will be one flock, one shepherd. For this reason the Father loves me, because I lay down my life that I make take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This charge I have received from my Father.(John 10:14–18)
No one truly took Jesus’ life from him. God had given him a specific task. That task was to lay down his life on behalf of the world (John 10:18).
Just as it was Jesus’ God-given task, it was also Jesus’ choice to lay down his life.
When we read of Jesus before his crucifixion, the gravity of this choice becomes even more apparent. In Luke 22:39–44 Jesus spends an intense evening in prayer, wrestling with the reality of the task ahead of him. Going so far as to ask God to remove the task, to make another way, Jesus ultimately concludes that God’s will must be done.
Thus, when Jesus finally declares in Luke 23:46,“Father, into your hands I commit my spirit!” Jesus is voluntarily laying down his life. No one took it from him—in fact, when the soldiers came by to make sure the men on the crosses would die quickly, it was obvious to them that Jesus was dead already (John 19:31–37).
Jesus faced the incredible task of laying down his life as a ransom for the world. This task was traumatic and overwhelming, but Jesus accepted it willingly. After hanging on the cross for three hours, Jesus finally gave up his own life. He was not helpless at the hands of those who crucified him—he alone had the authority to end his life. In Matthew 20:28, Jesus says,“The Son of Man came ... to give his life as a ransom for many.” The crucifixion was Jesus’ plan, and it was his plan from before creation—he’s the Lamb who was slain from the foundation of the world (Revelation 13:8).

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