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Following is a partial list of composite names Yahuwah has provided in Scripture to encourage hearts and inspire trust.
Yahushua is the true name of the Messiah
Yahushua because there is no "J" sound in Hebrew.
The "J" with its "J" sound didn't come into the English language until
about 500 years ago. In fact, the "J" isn't even found in the original
1611 King James version. (proof)
that the Messiah's name never was "Jesus" and that the name
"Jesus" is actually an invention of man.
Acts 7:44(KJV) Our fathers had the tabernacle of witness in the
wilderness, as he had appointed, speaking unto Moses, that he should
make it according to the fashion that he had seen.
45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;
Yes. Here is another instance...
Hebr 4:7 (KJV) Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David,
To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his
voice, harden not your hearts.
8 For if Jesus had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day.
Nun and not the Messiah. All other translations put "Joshua" here. Why then is it translated 'Jesus'? The answer lies in the
Greek/Latin corruption of the Messiah's original Hebrew name.
Originally, the name of the Messiah was ,
pronounced Yahushua. This is the Messiah's original name. When the Gentiles
tried to transliterate His name into Greek, they came up with ihsoun or "Iesous". But originally,
this word was from #3091 in the Hebrew which is .
When Iesous was transliterated
into Latin, it became "Iesus", which was then carried over into English it
became our modern day "Jesus" when the letter "J" developed.
the reason the King James Version has "Jesus" in those two verses is
because the Messiah's name is actually the same name as Joshua, Son of Nun...
correctly pronounced "Yahushua". It is quite evident that the modern
form "Jesus" doesn't even remotely resemble the original name that the
disciples were praying in, baptizing in and receiving so much criticism for preaching in. This is fact. Do some research and see for
...Although Matthew (1:21) interprets the name originally Joshua, that
is, 'Yahweh is Salvation,' and finds it specially appropriate for Jesus
of Nazareth, it was a common one at that time." (Vol.16, p. 41)
Encyclopedia Britannica (15th ed.)
same is true of the name Jesus. In the Septuagint it is the customary
Greek form for the common Hebrew name Joshua;" (Vol. 10 p.149)
Barnes' notes: (Note on Matt. 1:21)
"His name is Jesus: The
name Jesus is the same as Saviour. It is derived from the verb
signifying to save. In Hebrew it is the same as Joshua. In two places
[Acts 7:45 and Hebrews 4:8] in the New Testament it is used where is
means Joshua, the leader of the Jews into Canaan, and in our translation
the name Joshua should have been retained."
"Jesus. The Greek form
of a Hebrew name, which had been borne by two illustrious individuals in
former periods of the Jewish History --- Joshua, the successor of
Moses, and Jeshua, the high priest, who with Zerubbabel took so active a
part in the re-establishment of the civil and religious polity of the
Jews in their return from Babylon. Its original and full form is
Jehoshua, becoming by contraction Joshua or Jeshua."
The Acts of the Apostles, by Jackson and Lake
"Jesus--- This is the regular Greek translation of the Hebrew Joshua."
Smith's Bible Dictionary:
"Jesus Christ ---- The name Jesus means Savior, and was a common name, derived from the ancient Hebrew Jehoshua."
A dictionary of the Bible, by James Hastings
"Jesus -- The Greek form of the name Joshua or Jeshua. Jeshua ---- Yahweh is Salvation or Yahweh is opulence."
Alford's Greek New Testament, An Exegetical and Critical Commentary:
"Jesus -- The same name as Joshua, the former deliverer of Israel."
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Religion:
"Jesus (The Name) ---
Matthew's gospel explains it as symbolic of His mission, 'For he will
save His people from their sins.' This agrees with the popular meaning
as 'Yahweh saves...' " p.1886
"The Sacred Name ----
The word Jesus is the Latin form of the Greek "Iesous" which in turn is
the transliteration of the Hebrew Jeshua, or Joshua, or again Jehoshua,
meaning 'Jehovah is Salvation'
" Vol. 8, p. 374
Interpreter's Bible: (Note on Matt. 1:21)
"Jesus: for He shall
save: The play on words (Yeshua, Jesus; yoshia, shall save) is possible
in Hebrew but not in Aramaic. The name Joshua means "Yahweh is
Matthew Henry's Commentary
(on Matthew 1:21)
"Jesus is the same name with Joshua, the termination only being changed, for the sake of conforming it to the
name when He walked the earth. That is the purpose of this study. For
information on why we should use the Messiah's original name, Is a name important?
YESHUA OR YAHUSHUA
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Some believers who are new to the concept that the Messiah has a Hebrew
Name and some who look to the Jewish believers for truth wind up
calling the Messiah - 'Yeshua'.
This article is not written to
attack those who do so. Most of us have come from one denomination of
christianity or another and have inherited many wrong doctrines... This
article is written to clear up confusion for those who don't understand why there is a difference, or indeed that there is a difference.
As it turns out there is very much indeed a difference and a very important difference at that!
The root of the difference lies in the problem with Jewish tradition...
According to the pharisees and Talmudic teachers of law, the Name of
the Almighty Creator - Yahweh is too 'holy' to pronounce. This
'tradition' goes against all Scripture commanding us to: Praise His Name
(Psa 113:1)... Call on His Name (Psa 105:1)... Sing praises to His Name
(Psa 61:8)... Bless in His Name (Deu 21:5)... Not to bring His Name to
naught (Exo 20:7)... His Name is a remembrance (Exo 3:15) etc. see
The Jewish tradition of not pronouncing the Name of Yahweh extends to the Name of the Messiah...
The Name of Yahweh is known as the 'tetragrammaton' (YHWH), meaning
'four' (tetra) 'letters' (gramma) amongst scholars and in Hebrew is
ה ו ה י
yod, hay, waw, hay
The Name of the Messiah in Hebrew is spelled:
(read left to right for simplicity)
ע ש ו ה י
yod, hay, waw, shin, ayin
You will notice that the Messiah's Name (like many in Scripture -
Eliyahu - (My El is Yahweh), Yeshayahu - (Salvation of Yahweh)
Nethanyahu - (given of Yahweh), Obadyahu - (servant of Yahweh),
Mattithyahu -(Gift of Yahweh), etc... there are nearly 100) contains the
first three letters of the Name of the Almighty -
ו ה י
yod, hay, waw
This is known as the 'trigrammaton' (YHW).
Because this trigrammaton is contained in the Name of the Messiah and
the pharisaical tradition to not pronounce the Name, the Name of the
Messiah is abbreviated to - Y'shua (pronounced Yeshua).
HE CAME IN HIS FATHER'S NAME
It will be quite obvious to you by now that by using the abbreviated
form of the Name of the Messiah is in effect taking the Name of Yahweh
out of the Name of the Son. Why would the prophets of Yahweh have His
name in theirs and not the One and Only Son?
The Name of Yahushua means - 'Yahweh'- (Yahu) 'is salvation' (shua)
Matthew 1:21 “And she shall give birth to a Son, and you shall call His
Name יהושע for He shall save His people from their sins.”
Yahweh proclaimed that He would have His Name:
Exo 23:21 “Be on guard before Him and obey His voice. Do not rebel
against Him, for He is not going to pardon your transgression, for My
Name is in Him.”
Yahushua also proclaimed that He came in His Father's Name:
John 5:43 “I have come in My Father’s Name and you do not receive Me, if another comes in his own name, him you would receive.”
Joh 17:12 “When I was with them in the world, I was guarding them in Your Name which You have given Me...”
In it's basic Hebrew sense, 'Yeshua' simply means - 'salvation', but if
our Messiah said He came in His Father's Name; who are we to remove it
by tradition, or any other well meaning reason?
There are approximately 90 names in Scripture that contain the 'tri-grammaton' - YAHU and a further 85 containing the Name YAH.
Here are some of the names of others with YAHU in them...
Adoniyahu (Adonijah) - “my Master is Yahweh”
Azaryahu (Azariah) - “ Yahweh is help”
Bereḵyahu (Berekiah) - “blessed of Yahweh”
Gedalyahu (Gedaliah) - “Yahweh is great”
Kenanyahu (Chenaniah) - “Yahweh has planted”
Hananyahu (Hananiah) - “favoured of Yahweh”
Mattanyahu (Mattaniah) - “gift of Yahweh”
Pelatyahu (Petaliah) - “Yahweh has delivered”
Semaḵyahu (Semakiah) - “Sustained of Yahweh”
Shephatyahu (Shephatiah) - “Yahweh has judged”
With all these men of Yahweh so favoured to have the Father insert His
Name in theirs, He definitely placed His Name in His own Son's Name,
Yahushua (Yahweh is salvation).
We will not be seeing HIM again unless we say He comes in
His Father's Name and call upon that Name (John 5:43)...
“For I say to you, from now on you shall by no means see Me, until you say, ‘Blessed is He who is coming in the Name of YHWH!”
success of our communication with God, just as much as we do when we
communicate with our families. These tips will help you to do your part
to have more purposeful, interactive communication with your Heavenly
Prayer is an essential part of a religious, spiritual
life. As we acknowledge our own fallibility and the greatness of God,
our prayers can be more meaningful. They can give us strength when times
are hard, like when a child has a chronic illness, or when our spouse
needs our forgiveness. Our prayers can allow us to rest from our
day-to-day struggles like early morning feedings, demanding schedules,
and rebellious teens.
However, we still need to put the work into having effective prayers.
We have a role in the success of our communication with God, just as
much as we do when we communicate with our families. These tips will
help you to do your part to have more purposeful, interactive
communication with your Heavenly Father. Believe me: He will do his
1. Ponder your life and what you need
My husband and I have
frequent conversations where I ask, "What do you think we should do
about this?" His answer is inevitably "I don't know." This frustrated me
until I realized that I hadn't even thought about what we should do. It
was, in essence, a lazy question.
Likewise, when we talk to God we need to know what it is we're
actually asking for. So ask yourself, "What does my life look like right
now?" There are times when the kids are doing great at school, our
spouses are excited about being home, and we even managed to do a
Pinterest project or two. These are the times we need to know where we
can be of the most help. Other times, our prayers are more of a cry for
help. Think about your life so that you can be specific in your prayers.
Knowing where you are on the spectrum right now will help move you to a
better place when you pray.
2. Reflect on your divine identity and your relationship with God
Did you know that you are a child of God? The all-knowing ruler of the universe eternal being is the literal father of your spirit. He loves you perfectly, 10 million times more than any earthly
parent could. Sometimes he asks you to forego things that are temporary
and mediocre, but only because he sees things from an eternal point of
view. He wouldn't want you to settle for less than the best, which is
what his precious child deserves. Remembering that, changes everything
3. Visualize God listening to you pray
When I pray, I try to
think of myself as a princess approaching her father's throne. I imagine
myself reporting on the assignment I have been given and receiving
counsel and encouragement. In my mind's eye, I can see the love on God's
face. Try it the next time you pray. It's a sweet experience,
especially when you pray for your spouse and children.
4. Ask inspired questions
Believe it or not, you can pray
about your prayers. This is often the first step to finding out your
obstacles to having meaningful conversations with God. It is also the
first step to asking the right questions. Recently, I have been asking
for a grateful heart. This is very different from my prayer a few weeks
ago, which was worn out and frustrated and confused. After I prayed
about what I should be asking for, I realized that happiness is
something God can help me seek, not something that just finds me. I
wouldn't have realized this without changing my question from "why me?"
to "what can I do differently?" If you're struggling to receive answers,
try rethinking your question.
When it comes down to it, God really wants to talk and listen to us,
especially about our families. However, our ability to talk and listen
to Him can often use some work. When we are self-aware, both in knowing
what our life looks like and knowing who we really are, we can ask
useful questions. We can also have the humility necessary to change our
lives in the way that pleases Heavenly Father. Praying in this way takes
courage, but it is always worth it in the end.
Put on the whole armor of God, that
you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
The most extreme examples of personal armor date from sixteenth
century Europe when knights and soldiers were covered from head to toe in polished
metal suits. From helmets with eye-slits to metal gloves to metal shoe covers
-- and everything in between -- warriors were encased in more than 50 pounds of
metal protection. Larger cavalry horses were bred to carry the added weight of
their own armor plus their rider's.
Total envelopment is how the New Testament pictures the
Christian's spiritual armor. Even though Paul mentions six specific types of armor
-- belt, breastplate, shoes, shield, helmet, and sword (Ephesians 6:14-17) --
there is a way to think of our armor in a holistic sense. Jesus Christ Himself
is our armor: "But put on the Lord Jesus Christ ..." (Romans 13:14; Galatians
3:27). When we "make no provision for the flesh" (Romans 13:14), we put on Christ
and arm ourselves with His truth, righteousness, peace, faithfulness, salvation,
and His Word. Everything that each piece of God's armor is to us, Christ
is for us.
Putting aside sin and the flesh, the Christian walks
in the full protection of Christ Himself.
Our enemies are on every
side, so must our armor be.
short, our sins were given to Jesus. His righteousness was given to us.
Technically speaking our sins were imputed to Jesus. His righteousness
was imputed to us and provides indisputable assurance that as believers,
we will never come into condemnation (Romans 8:1).
The death of Jesus Christ for our sins was necessary. For we cannot
secure the blessing of salvation by virtue of our own righteousness. The righteousness of Christ is every believers protection and provision from the wrath of God. The only reason why God is justified to forgive sin is the death of His Son, Jesus Christ. Thus, salvation is not by works... it is salvation that DOES work.
No matter how you feel, no matter what accusations you may wrestle with from within or from without, Jesus Christ will never condemn those He purchased with His blood (period). A Christian who disregards God's call to repent will be dealt with parentally, not judicially.
Thus, Salvation is provided and exacted to all who will believe on the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen!
we are all guilty before God. What did God do to remedy this serious
matter? Our sins were put upon (imputed) to Jesus on the cross where He
became sin on our behalf (2 Cor. 5:21) and died with them (Isaiah 53:4-6). Therefore, our sins are forgiven.
Understanding imputation is essential to spiritual growth. Imputation is the means of our salvation that provides the blessed work of sanctification.
Our sins were put upon, (imputed) to Jesus on the cross. Our sins were
"given" to Jesus. When He died on the cross, our sins, in a sense, died
with Him. The righteousness that was His through His perfect obedience
to the Father in His complete obedience to the Law is imputed, given, to us.
50 Things the Holy Spirit Does in Your Life
1. The Spirit convicts the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment (John 16:8).
2. The Spirit guides us into all truth (John 16:13).
3. The Spirit regenerates us (John 3:5-8; Titus 3:5).
4. The Spirit glorifies and testifies of Christ (John 15:26; 16:14).
5. The Spirit reveals Christ to us and in us (John 16:14-15).
6. The Spirit leads us (Rom. 8:14; Gal. 5:18; Matt. 4:1; Luke 4:1).
7. The Spirit sanctifies us (2 Thess. 2:13; 1 Pet. 1:2; Rom. 5:16).
8. The Spirit empowers us (Luke 4:14; 24:49; Rom. 15:19; Acts 1:8).
9. The Spirit fills us (Eph. 5:18; Acts 2:4; 4:8, 31; 9:17).
10. The Spirit teaches us to pray (Rom. 8:26-27; Jude 1:20).
11. The Spirit bears witness in us that we are children of God (Rom. 8:16).
12. The Spirit produces in us the fruit or evidence of His work and presence (Gal. 5:22-23).
13. The Spirit distributes spiritual gifts and manifestations (the
outshining) of His presence to and through the body (1 Cor. 12:4, 8-10;
14. The Spirit anoints us for ministry (Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38).
15. The Spirit washes and renews us (Titus 3:5).
16. The Spirit brings unity and oneness to the body (Eph. 4:3;
2:14-18). Here the Spirit plays the same role that He plays in the
Godhead. The Spirit is the life that unites Father and Son. The Spirit
plays the same role in the church. When the Spirit is operating in a
group of people, He unites them in love. Therefore, a sure evidence of
the Holy Spirit working in a group is love and unity, not signs and
wonders (those are seasonal and can be counterfeited).
17. The Spirit is our guarantee and deposit of the future resurrection (2 Cor. 1:22; 2 Cor. 5:5).
18. The Spirit seals us unto the day of redemption (Eph. 1:13; 4:30).
19. The Spirit sets us free from the law of sin and death (Rom. 8:2).
20. The Spirit quickens our mortal bodies (Rom. 8:11).
21. The Spirit reveals the deep things of God to us (1 Cor. 2:10).
22. The Spirit reveals what has been given to us from God (1 Cor. 2:12).
23. The Spirit dwells in us (Rom. 8:9; 1 Cor. 3:16; 2 Tim. 1:14; John 14:17).
24. The Spirit speaks to, in and through us (1 Cor. 12:3; 1 Tim. 4:1;
Rev. 2:11; Heb 3:7; Matt. 10:20; Acts 2:4; 8:29; 10:19; 11:12, 28; 13:2;
16:6,7; 21:4, 11).
25. The Spirit is the agent by which we are baptized into the body of Christ (1 Cor. 12:13).
26. The Spirit brings liberty (2 Cor. 3:17).
27. The Spirit transforms us into the image of Christ (2 Cor. 3:18).
28. The Spirit cries in our hearts, “Abba, Father” (Gal. 4:6).
29. The Spirit enables us to wait (Gal. 5:5).
30. The Spirit supplies us with Christ (Phil. 1:19, KJV).
31. The Spirit grants everlasting life (Gal. 6:8).
32. The Spirit gives us access to God the Father (Eph. 2:18).
33. The Spirit makes us (corporately) God’s habitation (Eph. 2:22).
34. The Spirit reveals the mystery of God to us (Eph. 3:5).
35. The Spirit strengthens our spirits (Eph. 3:16).
36. The Spirit enables us to obey the truth (1 Pet. 1:22).
37. The Spirit enables us to know that Jesus abides in us (1 John 3:24; 4:13).
38. The Spirit confesses that Jesus came in the flesh (1 John 4:2).
39. The Spirit says, “Come, Lord Jesus,” along with the bride (Rev. 22:17).
40. The Spirit dispenses God’s love into our hearts (Rom. 5:5).
41. The Spirit bears witness to the truth in our conscience (Rom. 9:1).
42. The Spirit teaches us (1 Cor. 2:13; John 14:26).
43. The Spirit gives us joy (1 Thess. 1:6).
44. The Spirit enables some to preach the gospel (1 Pet. 1:12).
45. The Spirit moves us (2 Pet. 1:21).
46. The Spirit knows the things of God (1 Cor. 2:11).
47. The Spirit casts out demons (Matt. 12:28).
48. The Spirit brings things to our remembrance (John 14:26).
49. The Spirit comforts us (Acts 9:31).
50. The Spirit makes some overseers in the church and sends some out to
the work of church planting (through the body) (Acts 20:28; 13:2).
The Holy Spirit unites us to Jesus Christ and to His body. The Spirit
reveals Christ to us, gives us His life and makes Christ alive in us.
The Spirit takes the experiences of Jesus—His incarnation, ministry,
crucifixion, resurrection and ascension—and brings them into our own
How to Plead the Blood of Jesus
for Deliverance and Protection
Table of Contents
power of Pleading the Blood of Jesus – but they do not tell you exactly
how to do it, what to plead it on, what to plead it against, and how
frequently you need to do it in order to get God’s maximum protection on
you and your loved ones.
to plead it on, some of things that you can plead it against, and how
frequently you will need to plead it in order to get God’s maximum
protection on you and your specific set of circumstances.
involving myself and some of my personal friends, and how Pleading the
Blood of Jesus helped rescue and deliver them out of some real dire
predicaments. All of these stories will be in the “Testimonies” section
of our website. The information in this article has been battle tested and battle proven.
In my own personal opinion – I believe that
learning how to Plead the Blood of Jesus will give you one of the most
powerful, if not the most powerful form of offensive prayer that you can
use for any kind of deliverance and/or protection that you may need
from the Lord.
This form of offensive prayer can not only be used to get
God’s protection on you before any type of adversity ever strikes you,
but it can also be used for physical, emotional, and mental healings,
for battling demons, and for battling any kind of storm cloud that may have just come your way.
prophesied in the Bible. Learning how to properly Plead the Blood of
Jesus for deliverance and protection is going to be needed by all
Christians in order to help keep them out of harms way as things really
start to heat up in the years ahead.
sexually and/or physically abused, slandered, cheated, scammed, etc. All
you have to do is watch the daily news and it is one horror story after another.
under such heavy attacks from both demons and evil people in this world
is because they do not have God’s full protection on them.
subject to death, corruption, demonic spirits, and evil humans who have
chosen with their own free wills to live this life on the dark side.
human or demonic attack. Places where we thought we were safe are no
longer safe. Criminals are getting more brazen and more evil. Children
are literally getting abducted right out of their beds in the middle of
the night with their parents and the other children in the house
sleeping in the other rooms.
concerned. Radical terrorists have now officially invaded our country
and we will never know when or where the next attack will occur. The
Bible has already warned us that evil, lawlessness, and immorality will
abound in the end times.
lovers of self, unholy, blasphemers, having no self-control and only
living life for what they can get out of it.
times, and many people will only be out for themselves and for whatever
pleasures they can get out of this life while they still can.
people will become more impulsive, brazen, and evil. This may help
explain why some of these evil people are literally kidnapping children
right out of their beds or front yards while the parents or babysitters
are still in the home.
impulses, and they are acting out on them without any thought of the
consequences of their actions.
waters as prophesied in the Bible, each Christian is going to have to
make a big personal decision as to how they are going to live the rest
of what time they still have left down here on this earth.
Christians can either choose to remain passive
with their heads stuck in the sand, hoping that neither they nor any of
their close loved ones will ever come under any kind of direct human or
demonic attack – or they can choose to learn how to rise up in the power
of their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and learn how to spiritually
defend themselves using spiritual warfare techniques as given to us out
of the Bible!
When the enemy does come, and he will come at each one of us
from time to time, you can either choose to run and hide hoping that you
will somehow survive the attack and make it out in one piece – or you
can choose to learn how to spiritually defend yourself and engage with
the enemy head on like David did with Goliath.
approach, and they are literally getting killed and taken out of this
life way too early.
Too many Christians are living defeated lives
with no real joy, peace, or power in their lives. Storm cloud after
storm cloud keeps coming after them beating them down to a pulp.
Many Christians, since they have not been properly taught how
to engage with the enemy when he does come their way, are drowning in
their sea of troubles.
Too many Christians could not pray their way out of a paper
sack if they ever got caught in one because they have never established
any kind of personal relationship with the Lord, have never developed
any real working knowledge from His Word, have no real knowledge of the
enemy, his tactics, and how he operates – and have no real knowledge on
how to properly pray or stand in the gap for someone else to get God to
move in with His supernatural power to bring freedom, healing, or
deliverance to a particular situation.
In my opinion, and from the personal experiences that I have
had with this form of offensive prayer, I believe that learning how to
Plead the Blood of Jesus may be one of the greatest, offensive, spiritual weapons that you can have in your arsenal.
As you will see in the personal testimony section of our site, complete and total victory was granted to each person who had Pleaded the Blood
of Jesus on their specific set of circumstances. And in most of the
cases, the victory was granted very quickly!
This is how powerful this form of offensive prayer really is.
yourself and your close loved ones when these attacks do come your way,
read on. For those of you who will choose to remain passive hoping that
nothing bad will ever come your way, at least keep this article on the
shelf in the event that any serious adversity ever does strike you or
any of your close loved ones down the road.
the different things that you can Plead the blood against, I will first
give you the Scriptural grounds that entitles all Christians to be able
to use this form of offensive prayer.
Scriptural Grounds for Pleading
the Blood of Jesus
where in Scripture is there proof that we can use this kind of prayer
for either protection or deliverance when we will really need it. There
was no evidence that the early apostles ever pled the blood to heal, to
cast out demons, or to get God’s basic protection on them.
Many Christians only know about the first one – forgiveness. They have
no idea there are two other things available to them that will enable
them to live a victorious and overcoming life in the Lord while still
living down here on this earth. Here is a brief discussion on each one
of these three things.
Blood of Jesus. This is the basic central message of true Christianity –
that God the Father sent His one and only begotten Son Jesus Christ
down to our earth in the flesh to physically die on a cross in order to
save us and give us total and permanent forgiveness for all of our sins.
be no forgiveness and remission of any of our sins. Here are some
extremely powerful verses from Scripture specifically telling us this:
- “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28)
- “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)
- “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been made near by the blood of Christ.” (Ephesians 2:13)
- “For the life of the flesh is in the blood … for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.” (Leviticus 17:11)
verses. There is no question that in these verses, and others in the
Bible, that the blood that Jesus personally shed for us on the cross is
what leads all of us to be able to receive eternal salvation, the
forgiveness of all of our sins, and entrance into heaven when we die and
to be able to use the blood of Jesus when taking on any attacks that
may come our way? As you will see in some of the stories in the
Testimonies section of our site, you can Plead the Blood of Jesus
against specific types of attacks such as attacks from demons or other
evil people, any kind of physical illness or disease, or any kinds of
addictions like drugs and alcohol.
His Blood to go on the offensive against any adversity that may come our
- “… that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.” (Hebrews 2:14)
- “He has delivered us from the power of darkness and
translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have
redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.” (Colossians
- “Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.” (Colossians 2:15)
- “For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.” (1 John 3:8)
- “And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” (Revelation 12:11)
Jesus on the cross. And what did Jesus do when He died that day on the
cross for all of us? He shed His Blood!
combat situations when it really is needed to defeat attacks that are
coming against us from the dark side.
Blood of Jesus – that the Blood of Jesus can also be used to engage with
our enemies when they do try to launch any kind of an attack against
us. I believe that all of the above Scripture verses definitely tell us
that the blood that Jesus shed that day on the cross has totally
defeated Satan and all of his dark powers.
incredible fact, and to grab a hold of this powerful truth and not to be
afraid to use when they need it – especially when demons or other evil
people are attempting to come against them with any type of unjust
action or attack.
all Christians now have God’s supernatural power and anointing available
to them so they can use it to engage with the dark side of this life:
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19)
“Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases. He sent them to preach the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.” (Luke 9:1)
to defeat all demons, then I believe that we also have God’s power to
defeat any and all humans who may try to come against us with any type
of unjust action or attack.
“… but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” (Daniel 11:32)
quality time in establishing a good personal relationship with the Lord.
If we do this, then this verse is telling us that God will strengthen
and empower us when we need His power to be able to carry out great
exploits and great adventures for Him.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.” (2 Chronicles 16:9)
He can anoint with His power and show Himself strong through, but the
implication appears to be that He really cannot find many people who are
willing to pay the price to be able to really walk with His anointing.
As you can see from the way all of the above
Scripture verses are worded – true Christianity is not a weak, wimpy, or
passive religion. As born-again believers, we all have the Holy Spirit
literally living on the inside of us.
As a result, our bodies have now become the actual temple of
the Holy Spirit. His supernatural power is now fully available to all of
us in order to help us handle some of the storm clouds that can come
against us in this life.
and protection that you may need is just one part of our arsenal. I
will be doing other articles in the near future covering some of the
other aspects on this part of our walk with the Lord.
Jesus on specific things that you will want protected before any kind of
adversity could strike them – like your body, house, car, and finances.
The goal is to Plead the Blood of Jesus on those things in order to
protect you before any kind of adversity could ever come your way.
Jesus against any attacks that may have already come our way, then I
believe it only stands to reason that we can also go one step further
with the Blood of Jesus – and that is to use it for protection before any kind of attack could actually come our way.
want God’s full protection on before any attacks could possibly come
clue that entitles us to be able to Plead the Blood for this specific
people, the Jews, that in order for them to be able to enter into a
covenant relationship with Him, they had to have some kind of temporary
covering for their sins. Jesus had not come yet, so there was no full
remission for any of the sins that had occurred back at that time
animals such as bulls, goats and lambs. Their blood had to be shed once
per year on what was called the Day of Atonement. The shedding of these
animals blood was what gave the Jewish people a temporary covering for their sins so they could then enter into a personal relationship with God the Father.
the lambs used by His Father in the Old Testament to give the Jewish people a temporary covering for their sins. Once Jesus had come to shed
His own blood on the cross, there was no more need for any more animal
sacrifices. His death on the cross had completed and fulfilled what His
Father had started in the Old Testament with the sacrifice of these
Day of Atonement, there was a temporary covering for the sins of the
Jewish people. Then Jesus comes in the New Testament, and the shedding
of His blood now gives all believers complete and total forgiveness for all of their sins.
Testament that may entitle us to be able to use the Blood of Jesus for
divine protection. In the story of the Passover, God had sent His
servant Moses to rescue the children of Israel from their captivity to
the Egyptians. God had thrown ten whopper plagues at the Pharaoh in an
effort to try and get him to release His people from his rule.
an angel of death to come through their camp to kill all of their
firstborn children. However, before God sets all of this up to occur, He
tells His own people to shed the blood of a blemish-free lamb and to
put that shed blood on the door posts and lintels of their houses.
if he sees this shed blood put on their door posts and lintels.
firstborn – but only if he sees the blood properly applied to the door
posts and lintels of their houses.
applied this blood on their door posts, their firstborn children would
have also been killed, along with the rest of the firstborn children of
Here is my argument on this:
If the shed blood of the Old Testament lambs used for the
temporary covering of sins eventually leads to the shedding of Jesus’
blood for permanent and total forgiveness of all of our sins – can we
also use that same analogy and say that the shed blood of the lambs used
in the Passover for divine protection could also lead to the shed Blood
of Jesus having divine protection in it?
Father seems willing to work with any believer who will plead the blood
of Jesus on whatever they want protection on before any attack can come
their way – just like He did in the story of the Passover with His own
deliverance and protection, there is one more area that each Christian
must make a big personal decision on before God will give you this kind
of full divine protection.
Saved and Surrendered
deliverance or protection you may need, there are two requirements that
must be met.
use the blood of Jesus. In the story of the Passover, only God’s chosen
people were allowed to apply the blood of the lamb on their door posts
to get His full protection on them.
believers can use the blood of Jesus for deliverance and protection.
2. The Full Surrender
there is now one more big thing that you will have to do before you can
start to get God’s best to start flowing into your life – which will
include getting His maximum protection on you and your life. And that is
to be willing to make a full and complete surrender of your entire being and your entire life over to God the Father.
to be able to step from the dugout out onto the real playing field where
the real walk with the Lord is really at. God is wanting you to fully
surrender four specific things to Him:
- Your body
- Your soul
- Your spirit
- Your entire life
soul and spirit. God wants all three parts of our being completely
surrendered over to Him. The fourth thing that God will also want from
you is for you to fully surrender your entire life over to Him. And when I say entire life, I mean literally everything in your life.
that will be measured back to us. In other words, if you want God’s best
to start flowing into your life, then you will have to give God your
personal best – and your personal best is being willing to fully
surrender every part of your being and every part of your life over to
the Lord for His full direction and handling. It’s your all for His all.
This full surrender to the Lord is where many Christians are really missing the boat with Him.
They are saved through the blood of Jesus, but they are not walking in this full surrender with God the Father.
As a result, God is not working full force in their lives.
The only way to get God to start working full force in your life is to
come under a complete and full surrender with Him.
yours is not! God can see into the future and knows exactly what is
going to happen to you – you cannot.
result, He knows what your true potential and capabilities are going to
be in this life – you do not.
that God is all-powerful and that there is nothing that He cannot do or
accomplish. Nothing is impossible with God.
Yourself, with your limited powers, wisdom, and knowledge – or God the
Father, who has maximum power and knowledge to do and accomplish
anything He will want to do?
This lack of a full surrender to God the Father
is what is getting so many Christians beat to a pulp in the playing
field of life.
They do not have God’s full protection on them, and as a
result, they are coming under severe attacks from demons, evil people,
and just some of the natural cause and effects that can occur at a
moment’s notice such as different kinds of accidents, catastrophes,
mishaps, and illnesses that can hit anyone of us at anytime.
Without God’s maximum protection, anyone of us can get hit by
these types of severe storm clouds. Only God’s divine protection can
keep you safe and out of harms way from some of these types of storm
And the only way to get God’s maximum protection on you and your life is to come under this full and complete surrender with Him.
can give you a very short, but powerful prayer to go to God the Father
with to come into this full surrender with Him.
it the first time. You need to show God that you mean serious business
with Him on this, and by continuing to recite this prayer back to Him on
a once or twice per year basis, you will be showing Him that you are
really serious about this full surrender, and that you will continue to
let Him have full control of your entire life for the rest of your
you will go to God the Father with to make the initial full surrender,
and then the second part of this prayer that will continue to keep you
under this full surrender with the Lord for the rest of your earthly
In the name of Jesus, I now place my body, my soul, my
spirit, and my entire life into Your hands. I now ask that You place me
into Your perfect will for my life. From this moment on, I will choose
to stay fully surrendered to You all the days of my life and will allow
You to lead and direct my life in the direction that You will want it to
Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus.”
In the name of Jesus, I continue to place my body, my soul,
my spirit, and my entire life in Your hands. I choose to stay fully
surrendered to You all the days of my life and ask that you continue to
keep me in Your perfect will for my life.
Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus.”
With this prayer, you have now just turned the reigns of your life over
to God the Father – and He will now start to guide and direct your life
in the direction that He will want it to go in. God now has a perfect
plan and destiny all set up for your life.
the Scripture verses to back it up, we have another article in the Bible
Basics section of our site with this exact title – “The Full Surrender.”
then you are now ready for the next big step, and that is to learn how
to Plead the Blood of Jesus for His deliverance and protection.
Jesus on the things that you want specifically protected, you will go a
long way in preventing a lot of needless attacks, mishaps, and accidents
from ever coming your way in the first place. This is preventative medicine at its best.
you will need God’s deliverance and/or healing power to help set you
~~~Heavenly Father God, when we are discouraged, lead us and guide us to
seek Your will in our life and when things go wrong and they sometimes
will, give us the strength to carry on without wavering in our faith.
When we feel that the road is to hard to travel, give us the
perseverance to endure, knowing that You are with us and that nothing
will ever separate us from Your love and will.
When days seem hard to cope with help us to realize that each day is a blessing in which we can praise and worship You even if we are not having a good day.
Help us to seek what really matters to You. Help us to daily encourage one another and love one another the way You love us.
Give us the courage to face each trial with hope, with faith and with
trust in You knowing that You will always be with us and nothing will be
able to separate us from You and Your love.
When the tears overflow and our hearts are filled with anguish, give us peace and understanding which can only come from You.
Keep our hearts Father, and help us to seek first thy Kingdom and
understand that it is not the worldly things that matter, it is serving,
loving and keeping Your will in our life that matters.
Help those who are hopeless, who feel alone, who are bitter, who are hungry, who are confused and lost.
Lord help us to always understand that nothing will ever compare to
loving and serving You, may each day that we awake, we put You first and
allow You to guide our hearts as we seek to do Your will.
Bless each brother and sister reading this prayer and thank You for Your love.
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, etc.
This prayer begins where all true prayer must commence, with the spirit
of adoption, "Our Father." There is no acceptable prayer until we can
say, "I will arise, and go unto my Father." This child-like spirit soon
perceives the grandeur of the Father "in heaven," and ascends to devout
adoration, "Hallowed be Thy name." The child
lisping, "Abba, Father," grows into the cherub crying, "Holy, Holy,
Holy." There is but a step from rapturous worship to the glowing
missionary spirit, which is a sure outgrowth of filial love and reverent
adoration--"Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in
heaven." Next follows the heartfelt expression of dependence upon
God--"Give us this day our daily bread." Being further illuminated THE
OUR FATHERby the Spirit, he discovers that he is not only dependent, but
sinful, hence he entreats for mercy, "Forgive us our debts as we
forgive our debtors:" and being pardoned, having the righteousness of
Christ imputed, and knowing his acceptance with God, he humbly
supplicates for holy perseverance, "Lead us not into temptation." The
man who is really forgiven, is anxious not to offend again; the
possession of justification leads to an anxious desire for
sanctification. "Forgive us our debts," that is justification; "Lead us
not into temptation, but deliver us from evil," that is sanctification
in its negative and positive forms. As the result of all this, there
follows a triumphant ascription of praise, "Thine is the kingdom, the
power, and the glory, for ever and ever, Amen." We rejoice that our King
reigns in providence and shall reign in grace, from the river even to
the ends of the earth, and of His dominion there shall be no end. Thus
from a sense of adoption, up to fellowship with our reigning Lord, this
short model of prayer conducts the soul. Lord, teach us thus to pray.
6:26 Your heavenly Father.
God's people are doubly His children, they are His offspring by
creation, and they are His sons by adoption in Christ. Hence they are
privileged to call Him, "Our Father which art in heaven." Father! Oh,
what precious word is that. Here is authority: "If I be a Father, where
is mine honour?" If ye be sons, where is your obedience? Here is
affection mingled with authority; an authority which does not provoke
rebellion; an obedience demanded which is most cheerfully
rendered--which would not be withheld even if it might. The obedience
which God's children yield to Him must be loving obedience. Do not go
about the service of God as slaves to their taskmaster's toil, but run
in the way of His commands because it is your Father's way. Yield your
bodies as instruments of righteousness, because righteousness is your
Father's will, and His will should be the will of His child.
Father!--Here is a kingly attribute so sweetly veiled in love, that the
King's crown is forgotten in the King's face, and His sceptre becomes,
not a rod of iron, but a silver sceptre of mercy--the sceptre indeed
seems to be forgotten in the tender hand of Him who wields it.
Father!--Here is honour and love. How great is a Father's love to his
children! That which friendship cannot do, and mere benevolence will not
attempt, a father's heart and hand must do for his sons. They are his
offspring, he must bless them; they are his children, he must show
himself strong in their defence. If an earthly father watches over his
children with unceasing love and care, how much more does our heavenly
Father? Abba, Father! He who can say this, hath uttered better music
than cherubim or seraphim can reach. There is heaven in the depth of
that word--Father! There is all I can ask; all my necessities can
demand; all my wishes can desire. I have all in all to all eternity when
I can say, "Father."
3:8 The unsearchable riches of Christ.
Master has riches beyond the count of arithmetic, the measurement of
reason, the dream of imagination, or the eloquence of words. They are
unsearchable! You may look, and study, and weigh, but Jesus is a greater
Saviour than you think Him to be when your thoughts are at the
greatest. My Lord is more ready to pardon than you to sin, more able to
forgive than you to transgress. My Master is more willing to supply your
wants than you are to confess them. Never tolerate low thoughts of my
Lord Jesus. When you put the crown on His head, you will only crown Him
with silver when He deserves gold. My Master has riches of happiness to
bestow upon you now. He can make you to lie down in green pastures, and
lead you beside still waters. There is no music like the music of His
pipe, when He is the Shepherd and you are the sheep, and you lie down at
His feet. There is no love like His, neither earth nor heaven can match
it. To know Christ and to be found in Him--oh! this is life, this is
joy, this is marrow and fatness, wine on the lees well refined. My
Master does not treat His servants churlishly; He gives to them as a
king giveth to a king; He gives them two heavens--a heaven below in
serving Him here, and a heaven above in delighting in Him for ever. His
unsearchable riches will be best known in eternity. He will give you on
the way to heaven all you need; your place of defence shall be the
munitions of rocks, your bread shall be given you, and your waters shall
be sure; but it is there, THERE, where you shall hear the song of them
that triumph, the shout of them that feast, and
shall have a face-to-face view of the glorious and beloved One. The
unsearchable riches of Christ! This is the tune for the minstrels of
earth, and the song for the harpers of heaven. Lord, teach us more and
more of Jesus, and we will tell out the good news to others.
Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given,
that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of
apostle Paul felt it a great privilege to be allowed to preach the
gospel. He did not look upon his calling as a drudgery, but he entered
upon it with intense delight. Yet while Paul was thus thankful for his
office, his success in it greatly humbled him. The fuller a vessel
becomes, the deeper it sinks in the water. Idlers may indulge a fond
conceit of their abilities, because they are
untried; but the earnest worker soon learns his own weakness. If you
seek humility, try hard work; if you would know your nothingness,
attempt some great thing for Jesus. If you would feel how utterly
powerless you are apart from the living God, attempt especially the
great work of proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ, and you
will know, as you never knew before, what a weak unworthy thing you are.
Although the apostle thus knew and confessed his weakness, he was never
perplexed as to the subject of his ministry. From his first sermon to
his last, Paul preached Christ, and nothing but Christ. He lifted up the
cross, and extolled the Son of God who bled thereon. Follow his example
in all your personal efforts to spread the glad tidings of salvation,
and let "Christ and Him crucified" be your ever recurring theme. The
Christian should be like those lovely spring flowers which, when the sun
is shining, open their golden cups, as if saying, "Fill
us with thy beams!" but when the sun is hidden behind a cloud, they
close their cups and droop their heads. So should the Christian feel the
sweet influence of Jesus; Jesus must be his sun, and he must be the
flower which yields itself to the Sun of Righteousness. Oh! to speak of
Christ alone, this is the subject which is both "seed for the sower, and
bread for the eater." This is the live coal for the lip of the speaker,
and the master-key to the heart of the hearer.
3:8 The unsearchable riches of Christ.
Master has riches beyond the count of arithmetic, the measurement of
reason, the dream of imagination, or the eloquence of words. They are
unsearchable! You may look, and study, and weigh, but Jesus is a greater
Saviour than you think Him to be when your thoughts are at the
greatest. My Lord is more
ready to pardon than you to sin, more able to forgive than you to
transgress. My Master is more willing to supply your wants than you are
to confess them. Never tolerate low thoughts of my Lord Jesus. When you
put the crown on His head, you will only crown Him with silver when He
deserves gold. My Master has riches of happiness to bestow upon you now.
He can make you to lie down in green pastures, and lead you beside
still waters. There is no music like the music of His pipe, when He is
the Shepherd and you are the sheep, and you lie down at His feet. There
is no love like His, neither earth nor heaven can match it. To know
Christ and to be found in Him--oh! this is life, this is joy, this is
marrow and fatness, wine on the lees well refined. My Master does not
treat His servants churlishly; He gives to them as a king giveth to a
king; He gives them two heavens--a heaven below in serving Him here, and
a heaven above in delighting in Him for ever. His
unsearchable riches will be best known in eternity. He will give you on
the way to heaven all you need; your place of defence shall be the
munitions of rocks, your bread shall be given you, and your waters shall
be sure; but it is there, THERE, where you shall hear the song of them
that triumph, the shout of them that feast, and shall have a
face-to-face view of the glorious and beloved One. The unsearchable
riches of Christ! This is the tune for the minstrels of earth, and the
song for the harpers of heaven. Lord, teach us more and more of Jesus,
and we will tell out the good news to others.
3:17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith.
measure it is desirable that we, as believers, should have the person
of Jesus constantly before us, to inflame our love towards Him, and to
knowledge of Him. I would to God that my readers were all entered as
diligent scholars in , students of ,
or the body of Christ, resolved to attain unto a good degree in the
learning of the cross. But to have Jesus ever near, the heart must be
full of Him, welling up with His love, even to overrunning; hence the
apostle prays "that Christ may dwell in your hearts." See how near he
would have Jesus to be! You cannot get a subject closer to you than to
have it in the heart itself. "That He may dwell"; not that He may call
upon you sometimes, as a casual visitor enters into a house and tarries
for a night, but that He may dwell; that Jesus may become the Lord and
Tenant of your inmost being, never more to go out. Observe the
words--that He may dwell in your heart, that best room of the house of
manhood; not in your thoughts alone, but in your affections; not merely
in the mind's meditations, but in the heart's emotions. We
should pant after love to Christ of a most abiding character, not a
love that flames up and then dies out into the darkness of a few embers,
but a constant flame, fed by sacred fuel, like the fire upon the altar
which never went out. This cannot be accomplished except by faith. Faith
must be strong, or love will not be fervent; the root of the flower
must be healthy, or we cannot expect the bloom to be sweet. Faith is the
lily's root, and love is the lily's bloom. Now, reader, Jesus cannot be
in your heart's love except you have a firm hold of Him by your heart's
faith; and, therefore, pray that you may always trust Christ in order
that you may always love Him. If love be cold, be sure that faith is
3:19 The love of Christ which passeth knowledge.
love of Christ in its sweetness, its fulness,
its greatness, its faithfulness, passeth all human comprehension. Where
shall language be found which shall describe His matchless, His
unparalleled love towards the children of men? It is so vast and
boundless that, as the swallow but skimmeth the water, and diveth not
into its depths, so all descriptive words but touch the surface, while
depths immeasurable lie beneath. Well might the poet say, "O love, thou
fathomless abyss!" for this love of Christ is indeed measureless and
fathomless; none can attain unto it. Before we can have any right idea
of the love of Jesus, we must understand His previous glory in its
height of majesty, and His incarnation upon the earth in all its depths
of shame. But who can tell us the majesty of Christ? When He was
enthroned in the highest heavens He was very God of very God; by Him
were the heavens made, and all the hosts thereof. His own almighty arm
upheld the spheres; the praises of cherubim and seraphim perpetually
surrounded Him; the full chorus of the hallelujahs of the universe
unceasingly flowed to the foot of his throne: He reigned supreme above
all His creatures, God over all, blessed for ever. Who can tell His
height of glory then? And who, on the other hand, can tell how low He
descended? To be a man was something, to be a man of sorrows was far
more; to bleed, and die, and suffer, these were much for Him who was the
Son of God; but to suffer such unparalleled agony--to endure a death of
shame and desertion by His Father, this is a depth of condescending
love which the most inspired mind must utterly fail to fathom. Herein is
love! and truly it is love that "passeth knowledge." O let this love
fill our hearts with adoring gratitude, and lead us to practical
manifestations of its power.
I read a story about a woman named Edith
Burns . I was told that she lived in San Antonio,and the patient of a
doctor named Will Phillips. His favorite patient was Edith Burns.
One morning he went to his office with a heavy heart, and it was because of Edith.
he walked into that room,there sat Edith with her Bible in her lap. She
was earnestly talking to a young mother sitting beside
her. Dr.Phillips knew why Edith was there, and what she was doing. You
see,Edith had a habit of introducing herself in this way,"Hello,my name
is Edith Burns. Do you believe in ?
Then she would explain the meaning of Easter, and many people would be saved.
When it was her time to be seen , the doctor was sad to give her the bad news.
With a heavy heart he said,"your lab report came back and it says you have
cancer,and Edith,you're not going to live very long"
Will Phillips,shame on you. Why are you so sad ? Do you think God makes
mistakes ? You have just told me I'm going to see my precious Lord Jesus,my husband, and my friends. You have just told me that I am going
to celebrate Easter forever, and here you are having difficulty giving
me my ticket!
Dr. Phillips thought to himself, "What a magnificent woman this Edith Burns is!"
Edith continued coming to Dr. Phillips every day,until her condition worsened.
When she had to be admitted to the hospital, she told the doctor,"Will, I'm
very near home,so would you make sure that they put women in here next to me in my room who need to know about Easter."
did just that, and women began to come and share the room with Edith.
Her testimony of the real meaning of Easter helped to change many
women's lives by giving them hope. Everyone on the floor, from staff
to patients, were so excited about Edith. They started calling her
Edith Easter; everyone except Phyllis Cross, the head nurse. She made it
plain that she wanted nothing to do with Edith because she was a "
Phyllys Cross had been a nurse in an army hospital. She had seen it all and heard it all. She was the original . She had been married three times,she was hard,cold, and did everything by the book.
morning the two nurses who were to attend to Edith were sick. Edith had
the flu and Phyllis Cross had to go in and give her a flu shot.
When she walked in, Edith had a big smile on her face and said,"
Phyllis, God loves you and I love you, and I have been praying for you."
Phyllys Cross said,"Well you can quit praying for me, you religious
nut, it won't work. I'm not interested." Edith said"Well I will pray and
I have asked God not to let me go home until you come into the
you will never die because that will never happen." She walked out of the room.
day Phyllis Cross would walk into that room and Edith would say," God
loves you Phyllis, and I love you, and I'm praying for you." One day
Phyllis Cross said she was literally drawn to Edith's room like a magnet
would draw iron. She sat down on the bed and Edith said, "I'm so glad
you have come,because God told me that today is your special day."
Phyllis Cross said,"Edith, you have asked everybody here the question,
Do you believe in Easter? But, you have never asked me."
said,"Phyllis, I wanted to many times, but God told me to wait until you
asked, and now you have asked." She took her Bible and shared with
Phyllis Cross the Easter Story of the death, burial, and .
she asked,"Phyllis, do you believe in Easter? Do you believe that Jesus
Christ is alive and that he wants to live in your heart?"
said,"I want to believe that with all my heart, and I do want Jesus in my life."
Right there, Phyllis Cross prayed and invited Jesus Christ into her heart.
Two days later, she came in and Edith said,"Do you know what day it is?"
Phyllis Cross said, "Why Edith , it's ." Edith said," Oh, no, for you every day is Easter. Happy Easter,Phyllis!"
Two days later, on Easter Sunday, Phyllys Cross came into work, did some of her duties, and went down to the flower shop to get some .
She wanted to go up to see Edith, and give her those Easter Lilies and
wish her a Happy Easter. When she walked into Edith's room, Edith was in
bed. The big black Bible was on her lap, and there was a sweet smile on
her face. As she walked closer, she realized Edith had died. She then
lifted her face toward heaven, and with tears streaming down her cheeks,
said,"Happy Easter Edith Burns!"
Phyllis Cross left Edith's body,
walked out of the
room, and over to a table where two student nurses were sitting. She
said." My name is Phyllis Cross. Do you believe in Easter?"
me share a dynamic fact that can totally transform your life and
health. How you feel in your heart can show up in your body, for your
heart and body are more powerfully connected than you have every
It’s true. Your emotional
health is often mirrored in your physical health. Perhaps you’ve asked
your doctor to treat your pain when you would have been better off
dealing with the root problem – your deadly emotions.
When I walk into a room
where a patient is waiting, I often know more about what is causing that
person’s problems than what is revealed on the charts. The patient’s
attitude speaks volumes.
I have often thought, If a negative person can sap my energy, what must that attitude be doing to his or her own body?
One patient who had
extremely negative outlook on life returned to my office about every two
weeks. I became convinced that her constant health problems were being
caused by her attitude. Her emotions were blocking her healing.
Once bad attitudes have developed, the next step is the formation of deadly emotions. Deadly emotions include
The Impact of Deadly Emotions
Deadly Emotions can also lead to
deadly behaviors that affect the lives of the people around us. Deadly
emotions always start in the mind with a thought. That thought leads to a
word, and the word leads to an attitude. In turn, these bad attitudes
lead to deadly emotions that become trapped in our bodies and set
disease in motion.
For example, Hatred and Jealousy
Hatred and jealousy can lead to:
When an individual experiences
excessive anger, worry and the stress caused by hatred, his or her
adrenalin level rises, blood pressure may increase, and a heavier load
is placed on the heart and circulatory system. The risk of heart disease
- especially heart attack – increased for those who live in attitudes
of anger. These individuals experience twice the risk of heart disease
as compared to everyone else.
In addition, when a
person is upset, angry or fearful while eating, these negative emotions
stimulate the sympathetic nervous system, which in turn causes decreased
secretion of hydrochloric acid. This causes decreased secretion of
pancreatic enzymes, which makes it harder to digest the food. Without
adequate and pancreatic enzymes, food is not properly
digested. This may lead to bloating, gas, heartburn, indigestion and
other digestive problems.
The excessive stress
caused by negative emotions is quite dangerous because it increases our
, which then suppresses the immune system. When the
immune system is suppressed, cancerous cells can begin to form and grow.
Hatred and jealousy are devastating emotions.
You Need A Plan of Action
What should be your plan of action at
the first sign of anger or bitterness? Immediately go to the person
involved and deal with it – regardless of who is at fault. You will feel
a wave of freedom sweep over you as you forgive – regardless of how the
other person responds in turn.
Deadly emotions are just
that – deadly. You have seen how such emotions can rob you of life and
health. Take a minute to reflect on your own heart. Do you have deadly
emotions that are difficult to conquer?
The Miracle of a Merry Heart
Two of the greatest healing forces in
the world are available to you at this very moment. They are the
healing power of laughter and the restorative strength of joy. A merry
heart is your greatest weapon against deadly emotions.
The Bible affirms the healing power
of joy when it says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken
spirit saps a person’s strength” (Prov. 17:22). This scriptural truth
suggests that laughter holds as much healing power as medicine. It is
any wonder that those who laugh easily often live longer than those who
When you laugh, powerful
chemicals called endorphins, which act much the same way as morphine,
are released in the brain. Endorphins trigger a feeling of well-being
throughout your entire body. So you see, a merry heart does really work
An enormous amount of
research supports this fact. If a person is happy and at peace with
himself and his surroundings, he will have significantly fewer serious
illnesses than the unhappy person.
In the Department of
Behavioral Medicine of the UCLA Medical School, conducted
extensive research into the physical benefits of happiness. He
established the Humor Research Task Force that coordinated worldwide
clinical research on humor. The connection between stress and high blood
pressure, muscle tension and the suppression of one’s immune system has
been understood for years. Cousin’s body of research proved
conclusively that laughter, happiness and joy are perfect antidotes for
Long ago the prophet Isaiah wrote:
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, whose thoughts are fixed on you! (Isaiah 26:3)
A noted doctor once said that the
diaphragm, thorax, abdomen, heart, lungs – and even the liver – are
given a massage during a hearty laugh. That’s a good internal workout!
Instead of watching films or television dramas that drain and depress
your spirit, choose something that can put a smile on your face and feed
your healthy emotions.
I go into greater detail the power of
unconditional love, The choice of Mirth, and other powerful ways to
eliminate deadly emotions in my book What You Don’t Know May Be Killing You.
Make Jesus The Lord Of Your Life, Reverence Him By Closing All Doors To The Enemy, Giving Him First Place!
3:7-8 "Do not
be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will
be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones." NOTE - The
term "fear the Lord" means to reverence and worship the Lord
in all things.
15:26 "If thou
will diligently harken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that
which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and
keep all His statutes, I will put (permit) none of these diseases upon
thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that
you shall serve (worship) the Lord your God and He will bless your bread
and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you." NOTE - True
worship from the heart is a key to walking in divine health. It brings
forth humility of heart and opens the door for His life to flow. Close
every door to the devil that you are aware of. Take time each day to worship
and love on God from your heart.
thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the Most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
4:2-3 "But unto you that fear (reverence, worship) My name shall the Sun
of Righteousness arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go forth,
and grow up as calves of the stall. You shall trample the wicked for they
shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this
says the Lord of hosts" NOTE - I
love this scripture! This verse is a great promise and even tells us when
it became a reality for us. "On the day that I do this," was
at Calvary. Now the enemy is as "ashes" under our feet and healing
and protection belong to us. See Luke 10:19 also.
If you want a personal relationship with someone you need to know who that person is. So lets talk about who Jesus is.
Jesus is God, one of the trinity. The trinity is something that we
humans sometimes have a hard time getting our brains around. It is God
in three persons, the Father, the Son (Jesus) and the Holy Spirit. The
important part to remember is that they are all God. God has always
been, He has no beginning and will never end, therefore Jesus has no
beginning and no end. See what I mean about it being hard to really
understand? Well what is important is that you believe it, not that you
totally understand it.
Jesus came to earth as a baby, born to a virgin (Mary). How could
this happen? Well the Holy Spirit caused it to happen. After His birth,
Jesus was still God, but He was also a human. Unlike us who are born as
sinners, Jesus was born sinless. He lived a sinless life here on earth.
That does not mean that his life was different from ours, He was
affected by sickness, pain (physical and emotional) and He was tempted
by Satan to do things which would have been sinful had He done them.
Jesus was a Jew. The old testament of the Bible is the history of the
Jews up to the birth of Jesus. It foretold His coming. The problem was
that the Jews thought that when He came He would set up His Kingdom on
earth and rule from then on. Jesus did not do that, He came as a man and
taught the people His Father's will. Many Jews rejected Him because of
this, and finally they put Him to death on a cross like a common
"Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners" 1 Timothy 1:15
Why would Jesus allow Himself to be killed? Well after God created man (Adam and Eve) they sinned. The punishment for sin is always death. Until man sinned there was no death in all of creation. Before
Jesus came to earth, people had to receive forgiveness from God with the
blood of an animal sacrifice (death). When Jesus allowed Himself to be
killed He became the sacrifice for our sins. His blood can cover our
sins from God's eyes. So through His death we are forgiven.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11
All that you have to do is believe that Jesus is God, and that He
came to earth as a man and died for your sins. And that God the Father
raised Him back to physical life. Once you believe that just ask Him to
forgive you, to come into your heart as your Lord and Savior, and to
cover your sins with His blood. That's all there is to it.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. 1 John 4:15
That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is
Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you
will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are
justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the
light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his
Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7
You need to understand what making Jesus your Lord and Savior means.
It means that you are going to follow Him. This is what He commanded us.
He will help you, but you have to be willing to follow Him.
Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would
come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow
me." Matthew 16:24
Let Jesus take care of that. All you have to do is repent of your
sins and ask Him to forgive you and live in your heart as your Savior
and He will help you with everything else. If any person had to change himself before he was forgiven there would be no hope for anyone. This is because we cannot change on our own. However, don't take this to mean that God does not
care what kind of lifestyle you live. He does care and He expects us to
try to live a holy life. My point is that we are incapable of doing so
on our own, but God will help you if you will attempt to live right and
allow Him to control your life.
lord god my heavenly father, thank you for everything that you had given
to me. thank you for puting me in this life that i have. i'am sorry for
all the sins that i have done. and for the times that i chose to sin
and turn my back againts you. i'am really sorry god. . . . please help
me out through this world. and please guide me in the right path that
you already have made. lord god help me to be the person that you want
me to be... i wanna be a true living testimony for you god.... but here
i'am. . . doing nothing and continue-ing to sin.... lord god please
forgive me. . .and truly help me change my life.IN JESUS NAME. AMEN !!!
AND HE WILL FORGIVE YOU.
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. Mark 11:24
Magnesium contributes a lot to the proper functioning of the human body and is a
necessary element to control normal electrical conduction in the heart.
It is also required for digestion, proper muscle functioning,
controlling nerve impulses and hormonal balance, and is also useful for
dissolving large deposits of calcium in the body. Its deficiency
increases the risk of diastolic , and may also lead to heart attack by increase in contraction of
arterial muscles. The current Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for
magnesium is 400 mg but the requirement is not met through daily food
sources. It is estimated that approximately two thirds of the US
population take insufficient quantity of magnesium in their diets,
ending up with various problems. Following are the few factors which
may lead to deficiency of magnesium.
The above mentioned factors may result in the deficiency of
magnesium in the human body. The common magnesium deficiency symptoms are as follows:
Hypertension which is also known as high blood pressure,
is a result of elevated blood pressure in the body. is one of the major causes of hypertension and may lead to
fatal problems like strokes, heart attacks and heart failure.
Depression and Insomnia
The person suffering from magnesium deficiency, often faces the problem of depression and insomnia.
Depression often leads to imbalance of chemicals in the brain and
disturbs the social and professional life of the patient. Magnesium
deficiency results in the shortage of magnesium required by neuronal
cells causing neuronal damage, which could manifest as depression. Case
studies have shown rapid recoveries from by usage of
125-300 mg of magnesium with each meal at bedtime. If taken according
to the prescribed dose, magnesium is usually effective for treatment of
depression as well as insomnia.
Osteoporosis is a disease of bones, which leads to an increase in the risk of
fracture and skeletal fragility, and is one of the magnesium deficiency
symptoms. Magnesium is involved in synthesis of vitamin D and integrity of bone crystal formation. Its deficiency makes the bones
more brittle and vulnerable to even small injuries. Proper intake of
magnesium through diets and supplements should be ensured in order to
avoid the risk of osteoporosis.
Lack of magnesium in the blood cells often results in asthma and
bronchial hyperactivity. Oral is advised by
the doctors in order to avoid the risk of asthma.
Anxiety and Headaches
Anxiety is often associated with uneasiness and fear, and is a normal
reaction to stress. But when it becomes excessive, the anxiety disorder needs proper treatment, as it disturbs the mental stability of the
patient. Anxiety and headaches are the usual . In most of the cases,
magnesium supplementation in the daily diet is advised for the cure of
anxiety and depression. Often calcium doses are also given along with
magnesium supplements as excess of any one of them results in reduced
resources for the other.
People suffering from should avoid increased magnesium
levels in the body as the poorly functioning kidneys are not able to
clear the magnesium in body. The blood ionized magnesium test is a
useful way to compute accurate levels of magnesium ions in the blood.
Bowel problems should also be considered, when one introduces magnesium
supplements in his diet. One should always consult a doctors for the
potential causes and treatments of magnesium deficiency.
Symptoms of Magnesium Deficiency?
What are some of the symptoms of magnesium deficiency? They are outlined
beautifully in a recent article by Dr. Sidney Baker. Magnesium deficiency can
affect virtually every organ system of the body. With regard to skeletal muscle,
one may experience twitches, cramps, muscle tension, muscle soreness, including
back aches, neck pain, tension headaches and jaw joint (or TMJ) dysfunction.
Also, one may experience or a peculiar sensation that he can't
take a deep breath. Sometimes a person may sigh a lot.
Symptoms involving impaired contraction of menstrual cramps; difficulty swallowing or
a lump in the throat-especially provoked by eating sugar; photophobia,
especially difficulty adjusting to oncoming bright headlights in the absence of
eye disease; and loud noise sensitivity from stapedius muscle tension in the
ear. include constipation; urinary spasms;
Other symptoms and signs of magnesium deficiency and discuss
laboratory testing for this common condition. Continuing with the symptoms of
magnesium deficiency, the is markedly affected. Symptoms
include insomnia, anxiety, hyperactivity and restlessness with constant
movement, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and premenstrual irritability. Magnesium
deficiency symptoms involving the peripheral nervous system include numbness,
tingling, and other abnormal sensations, such as zips, zaps and vibratory
Symptoms or signs of the cardiovascular system include
palpitations, heart arrhythmias, angina due to spasms of the ,
high blood pressure and . Be aware that not all of the
symptoms need to be present to presume magnesium deficiency; but, many of them
often occur together. For example, people with mitral valve prolapse frequently
have palpitations, anxiety, panic attacks and . People with
magnesium deficiency often seem to be "uptight." Other general
symptoms include a salt craving, both carbohydrate craving and carbohydrate
intolerance, especially of chocolate, and breast tenderness.
Insufficient magnesium levels in the
is a trace mineral needed by the body for such things as enzyme
activity. Magnesium deficiency can cause nervous system irritability,
widening of (vasodilation), convulsions, tremor,
depression and psychotic behavior. Green vegetables, nuts and grains
are a good source of magnesium. ...more »
AND NOW MAY THE LORD BLESS YOU AND MAY
THE LORD KEEP YOU; AND MAY THE LORD MAKE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU; AND
MAY THE LORD BE GRACIOUS UNTO YOU AND GIVE YOU HIS PEACE; MAY YOU WALK
IN THE CONFESSION THAT THE LORD IS YOUR SALVATION. THE WORD “SALVATION”
OPENS THE WHOLE CORNUCOPIA OF HEAVEN; MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN YOUR HEALTH;
MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN YOUR EMOTIONS; MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN YOUR
RELATIONSHIPS; MAY YOU BE BLESSED IN YOUR GOING OUT AND YOUR COMING IN;
MAY YOUR CHILDREN AND YOUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN BE BLESSED; MAY ALL YOU
PUT YOUR HANDS TO BE BLESSED OF GOD; MAY YOU LIVE IN PEACE AND KNOW THE
JOY OF THE LORD THAT MAKETH RICH AND ADDETH NO SORROW. IN JESUS’ NAME,
WE RECEIVE THAT BLESSING.
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