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Climatic conditions have varied in several countries, the prospects for embracing mediums to prevent disasters and hurricanes are developing. Tale ends when solutions are met and means are arrived at. The classics and contemporary mode of communication has swept the moving rhythms. Earth wind & fire are simply veterans of music, one of the most successful bands of all time. Songs are another duet for making history. Air is the most essential element needed to sustain life. Overall health of your body and mind in a great degree depends upon the amount of pure, fresh air breathed. But nowadays people often tend to forget about the importance of spending time outside and underestimate the health benefits of spending time outdoors. The amount of serotonin your body has is hugely affected by the amount of oxygen you inhale. Serotonin can significantly lighten your mood and promote a sense of happiness and well-being. Fresh air will leave you feeling more refreshed and relaxed. Fresh air is also essential to make your immune system strong. White blood cells require more oxygen when working to kill and destroy bacteria, viruses, and germs. They need enough oxygen to work and function properly. Fresh air purifies the blood, imparts to it a bright color, and sends the blood, a life-giving current, to every part of the body. Oxygen is a very important component of life. Fresh air is a free gift that we need to breathe liberally. To enjoy fresh air, it does not mean that you can find it everywhere outdoors.
In large cities, finding clean and fresh air is not an easy task as the natural freshness of air is destroyed by tobacco smoke, city smog, re-circulating air in buildings, improper ventilation, exhaust, and many other pollutants. In big cities, you need to find a park or garden with plenty of trees and plants to enjoy fresh air. Also good quality air can be found in abundance around seashore and beaches. Keep plants in your home and work environment to help improve the air quality. Plants produce oxygen and absorb carbon dioxide from the air. Some plants can even remove toxic pollutants from the air. Cells need four things to live and function properly such as oxygen, water, nutrition and cleansing. Without oxygen the cells die in three minutes as it is one chemical essential for the cells to create energy.
Get some exercise on a daily basis. When you can, try to exercise outside. Exercise gets your circulation going and floods your body with oxygen. If you can, sleep with your bedroom window open. You can also leave your bedroom door open to increase the transfer of air. Air helps in transfer or movement of clouds towards the earth surface and also cools them to shower the rain.
Talent is singular to esteem and make somebody's day. In Gone with the wind, Scarlet o’ Hara struggles to maintain her family home of Tara, One can be relevant as G7, or may not need to be relevant at all. Nature and inhabitants are all God’s creation, as the ruler of the Universe, is free and has the right to do whatever he wants. He is not bound or limited by the dictates of his created beings. Further, he is in complete control over everything that happens here on Earth. God's will is the final cause of all things. The fact that God is sovereign essentially means that He has the power, wisdom, and authority to do anything He chooses within His creation. Every seeker has a deep feeling that there must be something more to life, a great truth to be discovered. That was the case with Nicodemus, who came to Jesus Christ night because he suspected this young teacher might be the Messiah promised to Israel by God. They believed that the Messiah would come from the line of King David. David was lifted up to his throne as the king of Israel and so does the Messiah, the Christ will be lifted up like David and exalted to his glorious throne. Then the Jewish people will be delivered from the slavery of the Gentiles and raised to dignity, wealth and power. It is difficult for Nicodemus to understand what Jesus is teaching him about the Kingdom. So Jesus gives further information regarding his special role as God’s human Son. Jesus says: “Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so the Son of man must be lifted up, so that everyone believing in him may have everlasting life.”
Nicodemus had a wise, inquiring mind. He was not satisfied with the legalism of the Pharisees. He had great courage. He personally sought out Jesus to ask questions and get the truth directly from Jesus' mouth. He also defied the Sanhedrin and Pharisees by treating Jesus' body with dignity and assuring that he received a proper burial. Whether or not He actually exerts that level of control in any given circumstance is actually a completely different question. Often, the concept of divine sovereignty is oversimplified. We tend to assume that, if God is not directly, overtly, purposefully driving some event, then He is somehow not sovereign. The cartoon version of sovereignty depicts a God who must do anything that He can do, or else He is not truly sovereign. There is absolutely nothing that happens in the universe that is outside of God’s influence and authority. As King of kings and Lord of lords, God has no limitations. Consider just a few of the claims the Bible makes about God, Jesus here draws the distinction between fleshly birth and spiritual birth. He did this to prepare Nicodemus to understand that it is the spirit and not the flesh which undergoes the change called the new birth. Nicodemus would not rest until he found the truth. He wanted badly to understand, and he sensed that Jesus had the answer. After he became a follower, his life was changed forever. He never hid his faith in Jesus again. Jesus is the source of all truth, the meaning of life. When we are born again, as Nicodemus was, we should never forget that we have forgiveness of our sins and eternal life because of Christ's sacrifice for us. Nicodemus was a Pharisee, a member of the Sanhedrim. What is Sanhedrim? They were the legislative body of Israel. They knew the law and were devout Jews of that day. Nicodemus was a man of high rank and a respectable member of the Sanhedrin. He was a ruler of the Jews, a counselor, called a “master in Israel.” He was an expositor of the Jewish law. Now we see Nicodemus as a spiritual giant, an expert of the Biblical law. On the other hand we see Jesus, a humble Jew, born to a poor family. His followers, poor ordinary people of the same class in society as himself. Jesus drew people to himself as he performed mighty miracles, the public attention was on him as many regarded him as a divine messenger of God. Many times the Pharisees tried to trap him but he was able to show superior knowledge and gave answers to the Pharisees where they blushed. Now we see a show between two great spiritual giants, meeting head to head, Nicodemus and Jesus. This was an ancient setting, there was no CNN, or any TV reporters, if there were hi-tech and media during that day, I am sure the news would leak and it would be the headlines of the Newspapers. We can imagine the headlines as some would say, “Nicodemus slips into the darkness to meet Jesus, Nicodemus meets head to head with Jesus, two spiritual giants wrestle in a secret room, what they talked?” Why did Nicodemus meet Jesus and what was in his mind? Israel were under foreign domination of Rome, they were not a free sovereign country as they were under the yoke of Rome, they were looking for freedom. The devout Jews were looking for a deliverer, the Messiah who will come and deliver them from the foreign yoke of the Romans. They were not looking for a spiritual savior, not looking for personal salvation from their guilt but were looking for the national deliverance from the foreign yoke of Rome.
Unlike the other Pharisees Nicodemus had come to the conclusion of Jesus, this young Nazarene was divinely commissioned by God and he cannot wait to have a private personal conversation with Jesus without any interruptions. And what was the subject he had in mind? “The Kingdom of God.” So from fear of involving himself in danger from his fellow Pharisees or from the Roman government, he wanted to have the interview with Jesus a private as possible and came to Jesus. The Holy Spirit that comes upon a person and transform that person into a new creature, then his ignorance is removed, his affections are changed, and his understanding is enlightened, his free will changed to the will of God, his desires are refined, his life is changed. He is a new born Christian into the Kingdom of God, to whom all things have become new.
This change is compared in Scripture to the resurrection from the dead, to a creation, and to a new birth. This takes place in every man who becomes a partaker of the free grace of God. “Ye must be born again,” said Christ to Nicodemus, my question to you is, may be you have a lot of religion like Nicodemus, you are a devoted religious person like Nicodemus but you are lost. Just like Nicodemus you trusted in your tradition, you religion instead of the scriptures, just like Nicodemus you saw only the literal things of God but never saw the spiritual side of it, Nicodemus was converted from false concept of religion to a new creature in Christ Jesus, I pray that you too will put your pride down and meet the Lord secretly in the prayer closet and repent of your false views of traditions taught by men and submit at the feet of Jesus for your spiritual salvation. Christ Jesus our Saviour spoke of the necessity and nature of regeneration or the new birth, and at once directed Nicodemus to the source of holiness of the heart. Birth is the beginning of life; to be born again, is to begin to live anew, as those who have lived much amiss, or to little purpose. We are encouraged to have a new nature, new principles, new affections, and new aims. By our first birth we were corrupt, sharpen in sin; therefore we must be made new creatures. No stronger expression could have been chosen to signify a great and most remarkable change of state and character.
We must be entirely different from what we were before, as that which begins to be at any time, is not, and cannot be the same with that which was before. Our works are good when the will of God is the rule of them and the glory of God the end of them; when they are done in his strength, and for his sake; to him, and not to men. Regeneration, or the new birth, is a subject to which the world is very averse; it is, however, the grand concern, in comparison with which everything else is but trifling. Eternal was a London based 1990s R&B girl group that found fame in 1993 and went on to become one of the UK's most successful girl groups of all time, achieving both domestic and global success. The music band called could be mistaken for a new mode of enchantment; they’ll be catching the wind at their best forms to talent and service to inspire others. In Rome, Christians knew their God so intimately that they sang His praises as they were burned at the stake. There are historical accounts of Nero the emperor sticking his fingers in his ears and saying, “Why must these Christians sing?”
They had much more than a doctrine and a hope. They had a present-tense relationship that allowed them to endure with joy terrible atrocities. There are historical accounts of Romans, when witnessing the joy of these Christians who were being martyred, jumping out of the stands and rushing to them. They knew they would be doomed to the same fate, but they willingly accepted death so they could know God in the same close, intimate, and personal way as these Christians. If we don’t hear that Jesus came to bring us back into intimate relationship with God, then we won’t have faith for that and we won’t experience it. This describes the modern-day church.