Far more can be mended than you know

On this Easter Sunday, we present an extract from Francis Spufford’s book “Unbelievable” on the death and resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus).

He cannot do anything deliberate now. The strain of his whole weight on his outstretched arms hurts too much. The pain fills him up, displaces thought, as much for him as it has for everyone else who has ever been stuck to one of these horrible contrivances, or for anyone else who dies in pain from any of the world’s grim arsenal of possibilities. And yet he goes on taking in. It is not what he does, it is what he is. He is all open door: to sorrow, suffering, guilt, despair, horror, everything that cannot be escaped, and he does not even try to escape it, he turns to meet it, and claims it all as his own. This is mine now, he is saying; and he embraces it with all that is left in him, each dark act, each dripping memory, as if it were something precious, as if it were itself the loved child tottering homeward on the road. But there is so much of it. So many injured children; so many locked rooms; so much lonely anger; so many bombs in public places; so much vicious zeal; so many bored teenagers at roadblocks; so many drunk girls at parties someone thought they could have a little fun with; so many jokes that go too far; so much ruining greed; so much sick ingenuity; so much burned skin. The world he claims, claims him. It burns and stings, it splinters and gouges, it locks him round and drags him down…

All day long, the next day, the city is quiet. The air above the city lacks the usual thousand little trails of smoke from cookfires. Hymns rise from the temple. Families are indoors. The soldiers are back in barracks. The Chief Priest grows hoarse with singing. The governor plays chess with his secretary and dictates letters. The free bread the temple distributed to the poor has gone stale by midday, but tastes all right dipped in water or broth. Death has interrupted life only as much as it ever does. We die one at a time and disappear, but the life of the living continues. The earth turns. The sun makes its way towards the western horizon no slower or faster than it usually does.

Early Sunday morning, one of the friends comes back with rags and a jug of water and a box of the grave spices that are supposed to cut down on the smell. She’s braced for the task. But when she comes to the grave she finds that the linen’s been thrown into the corner and the body is gone. Evidently anonymous burial isn’t quite anonymous enough, after all. She sits outside in the sun. The insects have woken up, here at the edge of the desert, and a bee is nosing about in a lily like silk thinly tucked over itself, but much more perishable. It won’t last long. She takes no notice of the feet that appear at the edge of her vision. That’s enough now, she thinks. That’s more than enough.

Don’t be afraid, says Yeshua. Far more can be mended than you know.

She is weeping. The executee helps her to stand up.

These are the words of Christ on this Easter Sunday to all those who are broken. Those who have lost family or friends. Those struggling in sickness or poverty. Those in confusion and anxiety. Those facing a crisis of faith. Those lacking in purpose or direction. Don’t be afraid, says Yeshua. Far more can be mended than you know.

31 thoughts on “Far more can be mended than you know

  1. Thank you, this is sooo…… encouraging. So uplifting. Thank you Lord Jesus for what you have done for me on that cross so long ago, to save me from the bottomless pit!

  2. Thank You. This morning I have been to church where we were asked to bring our prayers to the Cross. I sat thinking about the people who I care for who are caught up in SCOAN, wondering if or when I will see them again. Praying for their freedom and that they will see the real Jesus. These people have been cut off from me for so long but they are not cut off from Christ and from his resurrection power that we are celebrating today. I will hold on with faith to the statement that “Far more can be mended than you know” and have find hope that the relationships can be mended.

  3. @ All,

    God bless you all. God loves you. Jesus loves you. The Holy Spirit loves you.

    We thank You Lord Jesus for dying on that Cross of Calvary, shed Your Blood for our sins. I ask forgiveness for all that I have done wrong. Thank you Jesus that you rose from the dead and that we received the Holy Spirit to help us and Your love for all that believe in You as their Lord and Saviour.

    Lord Jesus, save us all, help us to know You better, make us more and more like You and help us to get there when we fail, fall down, miss the mark also for all that do not know You yet. I am undone.

    TB Joshua and all of SCOAN and pro TB Joshua followers, if you read this, it is never too late to change your ways and what you have done, He will forgive you. Let go of your own programme and designs and return to the Shepherd of your souls, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and ask Him to be your Lord and Saviour and follow Him alone and listen to His voice and not to any men, women or children or yourself. Come back to Him. He is risen, Glory to God !

    God bless you, God bless you, God bless you, I pray

    In Jesus Christ’s Name,

    Amen

    With love, Jesse

  4. “And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.” (Acts 4:33).
    May there be found among this site patrons men and women who fearlessly give witness of the resurrection of the King of Kings

  5. TB JOSHUA,
    Nobody is a master to anyone. You can only be a STEWARD in the house of God! I keep hearing your wisemen calling you their master. You are deceiving them. A steward is in charge of someone else’s property. These sheep you are controlling are not your property! Stop celebrating the fulfilment of your “doomsday prophecy” because you have not positively impacted anybody’s life.! I heard you can project to multiple people at the same time at night. I am waiting for you to appear to me. Please come and meet me NOW in the physical or mental or spiritual dimension so that we can end this matter once and for all time. I dare you.

  6. A bomb blast site is definitely not a pretty sight. You literally see Death as a person. He walks over to one fallen comrade and in a second snatches his soul from his body. You see comrades bravely trying to put up a fight- to no avail. The screaming of grown, battle-hardened fighters screaming for their mothers is the most unnerving experience one can ever have. Having to drop a dismembered arm or leg beside the owner as he’s stretchered off leaves you numb. blood, guts and bones everywhere. And to think that tbj was celebrating ALL this because “he predicted it beforehand ” . I can’t wait to get one on one with this “prophet”.

  7. I NEVER had an “Encounter with Christ” or ” Fell in Love with Christ” that led me to convert to Christianity. I became a Christian because, as a result of my line of work, I began to have at the time a premonition that my death was imminent. I didn’t want to end up swimming in the Lake of Fire for eternity. I NEVER experienced the Joy of Salvation. I NEVER had the Baptism of The Holy Spirit. I have ALWAYS felt the same as I have always done ALL my life. My health has been deteriorating in recent times from the vagaries of my lifestyle. I have NEVER experienced even a miraculous relieving of a headache. I am a prime example of a “mentally driven” Christian as opposed to a Spirit guided one. I sincerely wish that the Jehovah’s Witnesses are right and that after this life, there is a nothingness for all who don’t make heaven. No fiery hell. I really don’t care about going to heaven. I am not sure I am going to see many of my lost buddies there. The struggle continues.

      • Oh daemondada,thank you to share with us your Christian life.It really touched me. I can tell you are very brave.
        Anyone that will tell you his own Christian life from morning to bed time is “Halleluah Thanks to Jesus” ,it’s a lie.
        We all struggle in our Christian life ,we all face hard and bad time and many have passed to this moment where we wonder the meaning of our salvation.
        People will not tell you what brought them to salvation but many have come to Christ because of fear of death or something else disturbing their lives.
        The good news is ,it is not how we felt or feel about Christ when we came or come to HIM that makes us to be Children of God ,but CHRIST’s True LOVE that NEVER fails,makes us to be so, no matter which life we have lived in before.
        And each day it is not our love we have for HIM that brings us the joy of our salvation but his ONLY Love that reunited us with the Father through Christ Jesus because we believe He died for us.
        If you know sincerely in you heart that Jesus loves YOU, it does’nt matter how you feel for HIM,he knows already that we are humans and subject to negative thoughts , i don’t think He will ever condemn anyone for that.
        Remember when He said :”He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.” He already knows that no one that lived and lives in this earth was/is perfect.Not even one as the bible says.Never condemne yourself for having negative thoughs,we all do.
        Even those that worked mightily with God in bible,they also faced hard time any moment of their lives as if God had forsaken them.
        Such moments are for us to get even more close to God ,a cry to God from a broken heart pleases Him more than a habit thanksgiving.
        In the morning ,i was feeling a bit empty in my spirit as if i dont feel or want to pray.And this song came in my mind

        Whenever you feel discouraged ,please try to listen to gospel songs about Christ’Love for us.
        It remind us that He is the One who Loved us first and STILL loves us more and more.His love to us matters but ours do him do not because He will still love us eventhough us we would not.
        Hell is very real


        please dont let such heresy from Jehovah’s Witnesses to enter your mind,the devil has many tactics to draw Christians from the Reality in order to find away to destroy their lives.The devil lies from the beginning and is still doing so .
        Because of these lies , many people have even committed suicide thinking there is no hell.
        My friend we all need Heaven.What is making the devil to be jealous of human creation to the extent he hate us to the core ,is not something to miss when we still have a Grace to choose.The devil knows what he left there that is why he never gives our world even a little break ,each second he gets,is to kill,steal and destroy souls.
        When you think about your buddies you lost, I really sympathise with you,I too ,i lost a brother who was not saved yet and each time i think about it,i feel so much pains in my heart.But we shouldn’t surrender to the joy of satan.We can still fight for those who still with us and for ourselves too because Christ want us too.When He died for us,He did so for All human kind,we should not give up for any reason.
        At least no one should give such opportunity to the devil to rejoice more by stealing more souls.
        Why would you think you are not filled with Holy Spirit ? I dont think 80% of Christians have ever felt in their body something filling them as the Holy Spirit.To be filled with Holy Spirit does not mean you will have to feel something in your body and start speaking in tongues.
        The bible says in John 6:4 “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him. And I will raise him up on the last day.”
        The fact that you came to Christ, its the Father who draws you to HIM ,this is then through the Holy Spirit.
        Dont let these lies from devil that you are not filled with Holy Spirit to get you.This is totally a lie.
        If the Holy Spirit was not in us,you can imagine how the world would be at the moment.No life would still exist in this earth if the Holy Spirit was not working within those who accepted Christ.
        The work of devil is to kill,steal and destroy,the fact that we have’nt even yet given up ,it’s because the Holy Spirit is still in us not matter how we may feel down.
        The moment we accepted Christ in our lives ,we have already allowed the Holy Spirit to come and live in us ,therefore as long as you keep FAITH in Jesus you are filled with Holy Spirit .
        God’s ways are many,we should not think of the way the Holy Spirit should fill us.All ways are from God,and none of His ways is better than the other .Keep faith and trust in Him whenever you feel not too.
        The important part of a Christian life is FAITH in God which keeps us from the lies of the enemy.
        Ephesians 6:13-18
        “Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.
        For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News so that you will be fully prepared.
        In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of FAITH to stop the fiery arrows of the devil. Put on salvation as your helmet, and take the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.
        Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”
        Keep pressing Daemondada ,you are not alone to live such moment.We are with you in prayers,may the Lord bless you and give you more strength each day and fight the enemy.Never give up brother.
        This may help to know some of the tactics of the enemy satan

    • @daemondada Exactly what draws you to Christianity and not say Satanism or Islam? What mental edge does Christianity offer over other religions?

      • In a world of 7 billion people, 2.1 bil wre Christians. 1.6- Moslems. 1.1 non-religious, 1 billion Hindus then the rest of the under 1 billion diverse religions, Christianity is the winning party. Besides real politik, Christianity’s values are consistent with everything right about we humans. Except for the schisms Christ said He had come to bring between His followers and the rest of the world. A schism that is totally non violent/ coercive on the part of His followers. I personally, as a human, love Jesus. As I would a hero.

    • Thank you Just Wonder for this update.
      I wonder what the TB Joshua hero worshippers will say now to this one. One of them “Watch TB Joshua” wrote the following on their blog:
      ***”John Chi is still in SCOAN and will never leave SCOAN for anywhere else in the world, SCOAN became his home, and will remain his home…” link: http://watchtbjoshua.wordpress.com/tag/wiseman-john-chi-married/
      Wiseman John Chi is not quite a truth teller himself, here is a quote from John Chi after he was supposedly said to have been dropped by his “Master” or is “Father in the Lord” because he was kinda possessed because demons got his voice:
      “You have not seen me for the past six to seven weeks now which you know is not normal, not that I’m sick; I’m healthy, I’m strong in God’s strong hands. We received many emails SAYING I AM SICK, I’VE LEFT THE MINISTRY; NO, THERE IS NOTHING OF SUCH.” – John Chi
      So, what in the world is he doing in Cameroun under a different ministry named “ARK OF GOD’S COVENANT”??? Nonsense.

      • Yes and according to these posts, the woman who got healed, in John Chi’s service, had to wash her face in the anointing water? Did he loose his ‘anointing’? And where in the Bible is there any evidence that someone lost his anointing after being baptised in the Holy Spirit? What is going on. Two plus two do not add up here? But, I pray for John Chi, maybe what happened to him, will just be for his salvation and deliverance. I also could not understand why there must be ‘wise men’, if the ‘anointing water’ can do the same anyway?

  8. “daemondada says:
    April 24, 2014 at 4:38 pm
    In a world of 7 billion people, 2.1 bil wre Christians. 1.6- Moslems. 1.1 non-religious, 1 billion Hindus then the rest of the under 1 billion diverse religions, Christianity is the winning party. Besides real politik, Christianity’s values are consistent with everything right about we humans. Except for the schisms Christ said He had come to bring between His followers and the rest of the world. A schism that is totally non violent/ coercive on the part of His followers. I personally, as a human, love Jesus. As I would a hero.”

    @daemondada,
    in that case,may be we should bury ourselves in the scriptures to get to the bottom of these values. I mean it is one thing to look at Christianity and marvel at its ideal, it is another to immerse you in it. That’s just me, otherwise even demons from their vantage point of physical and spiritual dimension can perceive that this is it. But that acknowledging don’t do enough to save them

    • Is anyone have any news from our brother Daemondada? I really feel scared.
      Daemondada PLEASE give us a sign just to tell us you are fine, only that.
      Besides TBJoshua,we are all brothers and sisters in the Lord.Please ,i will be happy to know you are doing fine.

      • I cannot thank you enough for your concern. I am short of words. Peace be unto you. I am okay. There are only 2 things in this world that matter. Faith and Fear. Faith expresses itself in righteousness, success and blessings.a. Fear expresses itself in wrongdoing, failure and damnation. Anything that causes you to be paralyzed with fear is detrimental to your future happiness. This is why I am fighting tbj. He uses fear as a tool to conscript followers. This is TOTALLY wrong. If you are not with him then you are against him. That places him on the same pedestal as Christ. He is not the Messiah. We are all brothers of one family. Christ is the Head. When your brother asks you for clarification, you MUST render that to him. You don’t tell him to leave you alone. You don’t have to treat him as a child. Your brother NEEDS you to respond to EVERY question he asks you. Christ said that HE is our master and that we are ALL brothers. TBJ MUST respond to ALL the allegations brought against him by tbjwatch and other aggrieved parties NOW. If he refuses to do so, then he is not a true brother. I love you too. Bye.

      • Thank you daemondada,i m very happy to see you strong in Christ again.Keep it up.God bless you and all others on this web.

  9. Great post.
    unrelated to this post; I have seen on emmantv in the past few days – a prophecy about Kenya.
    tbj has warned that he has seen in his vision some strange people in Kenya and Kenya should watch out. the strange people want to make news but God will not allow this. Fits perfectly with his gloomdoom prophectic pronouncements.
    Some of you may know or have heard that Kenya has had its fair share of somalis’ islamic al shabaab attacks against innocents in the mindless al qaedaesc terroristic nature. The attacks internationally have been significantly less news making compared to westgate. al shabab’s philosophy is boko haram’s misguided islamic extremism. True God will never let them prevail.
    back to tbj prochecy; al shabab early this april or thereabout released a video warning Kenya of impending attacks. Intelligence agencies too have warned Kenyans to be vigilant given the several thwarted or nipped attacks from good intelligence or failed detonations. it seems tbj or emmantv did not miss the warnings. I guess they follow news. subsequently tbj has prophesied as expected in his characteristic foxy manner and in the vaguest wording that Kenya should watch out. Whichever way things go he wins i.e if an attack happens it will be i told you so to be careful. if some terrorist plot is averted and it is made public, tbj will boast of the accuracy of his prophecy that God will not allow something bad to happen. it is unlikely nothing will happen given the recurrent attacks by these lawless terrorists allegedly backed by well resourced financiers.
    This tbj prophecy about Kenya is so vague it may not even require a cut and paste job. tbj/emmantv will boast and gloat thereafter. watch this space

    • Thank you for that information! I was wondering about that prophecy but hadn’t run across any headline news. I knew there had to be some prior news, ’cause that’s how he makes his “prophecies” but maybe I just wasn’t searching correctly. Thank you for confirming.

  10. This man, tb Joshua, is the most wicked and wierd ‘profhet’ there is! He is a mix of faritales, fantazies and twisted stories and some announchements about God. I dont know if he should be called pityfull or a genious, but the consequenses of his utterances, are Always empty passing events. It is all nothing, it is all empty air-talk. And he decieves and harms thousands of people by it, without taking any responsibility for it. Madness. A dark, dirty and self-deceiving mind, caught-up in the worlds of the spirits.

  11. JESSEY, JESSEY, JESSEY!!! YOU SEEM TO BE THE GANG LEADER OF ” tb joshua watch blog” that is fighting God, thinking you are fighting the prophet. HOW MANY TIMES HAVE I CALLED YOUR NAME? DON’T CALL GOD A LIER!!! ALL WHAT THE PROPHET IS PROPHECYING, HE IS NOT PROPHECYING OF HIMSELF, BUT THE MESSAGE OF GOD. GO OVER ALL HIS PROPHECIES. WE WATCHED THEM LIVE. THEY ARE 100% ACCURATE. NO ONE CAN DECIEVE CHILDREN OF GOD. I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU GET THE IDEA OF CUTTING AND PASTING. SATAN HAS TAKEN OVER YOUR LIVES. SATAN MANIPULATES YOUR THOUGHTS, MIND AND ACTIONS. REPENT! REPENT! REPENT AND SAVE YOUR SOULS. IT IS NEVER TOO LATE. GOD IS GIVING YOU LONG ROPE TO REPENT. REPENT! ALL THOSE FIGHTING THE PROPHET OF GOD. YOU ARE FIGHTING WRONG BATTLE!!!

  12. @ DAMONDADA, GO FOR DELIVERANCE BEFORE YOU RUN MADE. THE HATRED IN YOUR HEART IS SO GREAT THAT IT IS MAKING U RUN MENTAL. JESSEY, JUSTINA WONDER, GIVE U LIVES TO GOD, AND STOP FIGHTING HIM. YOU ARE ALL FIGHTING A WRONG BATTLE. You post only comments who belong to your demonic group. Why are u afriad to post them. Post them now in Jesus name

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