A Special message for Good Friday !
受難日的一個" 特殊 "消息！
The day before Jesus was crucified, the words of God said about :
Mark 14:10, 11
Judas Iscariot , the betrayer of Jesus Christ
For those who are familiar with these bible scriptures will surely know Judas Iscariot is one the chosen 12 disciples of our Lord Jesus Christ. How many share tears when read about this passage as the Lord himself know who is going to betray him from the beginning as He is omnipotent. But Christ our Lord chose to love and willing to die on the cross and shed His precious blood for all of us as we still sinners.
If you look at the world today, you might find many who carry the roles or characters of Judas Iscariot in their Christian walk with God. Many will also deny the fact that they betrayed Christ sometime in their life. Fortunately, some have self-awareness and REPENTED on time and decided to stay faithful for the rest of their life.
I speaking to you : churches, ministers of God, servants of God and the whole body of Christ. Please take sometime to ponder over this message as Easter Sunday is coming in 2 days time and history clearly recorded our Lord Jesus rise from the death after being crucified at the cross of Calvary.
Do you still remember when Jesus said to Peter in Matthew 26:34, " ..... Verily I say unto you, That this night, before the cock crows, you shall deny me three times", and Peter replied to Him, " Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You." And so said all the disciples. Matthew 26:35.
Most of us will thank God and worship the Lord when God answered our Prayers or bless our life. But when we face problems or danger in life, we failed to see God's power moving, Our faith started to shaken, we become lack of Trust and some even turn to other gods. Because their gods promise to prosper them !!!!
WHERE IS YOUR FAITH AND WHERE IS YOUR TRUST IN THE LORD ???? Will you passed the trials and His tests in flying color ???
I still remember when our home water supply being cut off because family dispute over property issue. 9 months our home, the Lord named it " House of glory " which located at hilltop without any water supply from the government. There are times of rain only come once a week, and we totally run out of water of bathing and washing. We have to go to the shopping malls toilet to have my bath and my husband standing outside the female toilet to guard. I sneaked into hotels swimming pools bathroom to have shower. There are nights we waited for a down hill church to have their youth activities and the gate was open so that we both can have a pleasant bath. My husband could stand not having bath for 2- 3 days but I can not, so everyday, we prayed and seek the Lord to rain down water from heaven. Our Lord never failed us, He was faithful to us for those months when the neighbor refuse to helped but our Lord provided water faithfully. In those day, my husband started to build up his muscle because he had to go downhill to carried 10 litres of water, 5 litres on both hands to fill up our water tanks. He also cycled 2-3 miles to buy drinking water for our household. Yes, it was difficult for us but we choose to worship him and spend time to praise and thanks His goodness in our life. We can not wash our clothes at home when there is no water, so my husband or I would cycled 2-3 miles down the hill and let the laundry shop to the work for us. When my darling carried water from outside, I spend precious to cook at home and we enjoyed the most closest time together with God and with one another.
We have fasted and prayed, the Lord also sent His prophets to warn and prophesy the things which we might faced in advanced as He knew we will faced these trials in life. Another brother in Christ praying for us over the phone and he saw the holy Spirit in the form of dove was above our roof top. Constantly I hear the voice of God whispering to my ears, " My child, be still and know that I AM God, I am in still control of the situation." Tears and joy will come when we saw dark cloud coming our direction, we stored water in buckets and tongs without knowing those water was running through rusty and dirty path, God take care of our health, we thank Him for keeping us healthy and strong and we did not fall sick during those months. There was time, God sent thunders and storms and chastised our neighbor who refused to give us water by blowing of their roof top. We always prayed for those who have the kind heart to allow us to have showers in their home and give us clean water for home.
Now when I looked back, thank God we did not choose to let go God's hands in our life and we faithful hold strong with trust, many might give up without seeing God moving in your life.... DON'T. He is always beside us, all you need is stay focus with a heart of worship, trust and obey and there is no other ways, only trust and obey.
Peter was walking on water when He focus on Jesus, but what happen when He start looking at the troubles ???? Matthew 14:22-33.
Related to this post " Property and land dispute led by Lord."
Now let's us come back to Judas Iscariot , the betrayer of Jesus Christ. He has chosen to betray his own master (our Lord Jesus) with 30 pieces of silver (his greed has betrayed his own conscience because of money). Looking into today's world, God seem to give me a revelation about His children who love the world , their money, their earthly house and cars, more than Jesus are in fact carried the character of Judas who ready to betray His love ( died and shed His precious blood to redeem us from the threat of devils' plan, eventually lead us to hell FIRE). Many may say, " Lord , Lord, there could not possibly be me !!??? " O well, do check yourself constantly for the temptation and suffering which we are facing or going to face ...... will we turn our back against our Savior ? As soon as we allow devils to lead our life and trading our faith in God and trusting the world or devil's plan or refuse to walk in perfect will of God, we are open our life in danger and doors to allow devils to come into our heart and ruin our life....... WAKE UP, choose wisely, choose heaven instead of HELL FIRE !!!
All of us who read through the bible and the story of Judas Iscariot , we know if we go to heaven one day, he is definitely would not meet us there, amen ???
I urge you all to be faith to be what God has called you in your life, either you a servant of God (Apostle, Prophet, Evangelist, Pastor or Teacher) or you stay in faithful serving your boss in you career and keep burning the candle in the midst of the darker world. Whatever God has called you, respond to His calling, many has called only a few are chosen and walk in faith and TRUST in the LORD along your journey with the LORD, you will surely meet Him Face to Face one day when He take you home to your eternal home in heaven.
May the Lord bless you all for a wonderful Good Friday and Esther celebration and always remind yourself " JESUS IS THE REASON FOR ALL SEASONS " AMEN AND AMEN.
APOSTOLIC- PROPHETIC MINISTRY,
MRS. CASSANDRA LIU ( LAI FUN TZE )