God’s Given Grace

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33

When all the natural fails and all that is left for us is to reach out to the supernatural and seek God’s free gift of Grace; the real challenge becomes then, do we just seek it to capture it, never maintain it, or share it? Or do we need this grace just to get through the current season?

In my opinion, after we reap the benefits of this God’s given grace in our lives, it becomes not a choice to always put it before us whenever dealing with offenders.. “For those Who Love Much Have Been Forgiven Much”. Jesus said that the woman who washed His feet with her tears loved much, and, because of this, she was forgiven much. “Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” Luke 7:47 

Sharing is required:

After reaping its benefits, it becomes an obligation to use it, maintain it and to share it with our offenders, even under pressure.. “To whom much is given, much will be required” (Luke 12:48). The main point here, After we are given much of (God’s grace) we become responsible towards glorifying God then we should always apply our brakes first remembering to give much by using this grace while dealing with others’ attacks..

Many are missing the point

It is His free gift of grace the reason why we (everyone of us) still alive, yet today so many are walking dead believing that they hold in their hands the card of entitlement, and they blow through this life acting like they literally own it..Surely, this will only last for a season..

He never forget:

But God our Father always gives many chances, He also forgives much and forsakes a little -in order to build our character up-, but above all else, He never forget..


Worship Him in the Splendor of His Holiness

We Praise His Holy Name & Raise it always, Praying this will awaken broken souls..it always does to me..it sums up the answers to many debates and doubts.. for He always reign..

“1 Oh sing to the LORD a new song; sing to the LORD, all the earth! 

2 Sing to the LORD, bless his name; tell of his salvation from day to day. 

3 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! 

4 For great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; he is to be feared above all gods. 

5 For all the gods of the peoples are worthless idols, but the LORD made the heavens. 

6 Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. 

7 Ascribe to the LORD, O families of the peoples, ascribe to the LORD glory and strength! 

8 Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; bring an offering, and come into his courts! 

9 Worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness; tremble before him, all the earth! 

10 Say among the nations, “The LORD reigns! Yes, the world is established; it shall never be moved; he will judge the peoples with equity.” 

11 Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice; let the sea roar, and all that fills it; 

12 let the field exult, and everything in it! Then shall all the trees of the forest sing for joy 

13 before the LORD, for he comes, for he comes to judge the earth. He will judge the world in righteousness, and the peoples in his faithfulness.”

Psalm 96

Why did Jesus tell Peter to “Feed My Sheep” in John 21?

Answer: Jesus gave Peter a three-fold command to “feed my sheep” in John 21:15-17. Each time Jesus said, “Feed my sheep,” it was in response to Peter’s three-fold declaration of love for Jesus. The setting was one of the last of Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances to His disciples on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. Jesus prepared a breakfast of fish and bread for them, and then commissioned Peter with the task of feeding His sheep and tending His lambs.
The three commands, although often translated the same way, are subtly different. 

The first time, Jesus says it, the Greek means literally pasture (tend) the lambs” (v. 15). The Greek word for “pasture” is in the present tense, denoting a continual action of tending, feeding and caring for animals. Believers are referred to as sheep throughout Scripture. “For he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care” (Psalm 95:7). Jesus is both our Good Shepherd (John 10:11) and the Door of the sheepfold (John 10:9). By describing His people as lambs, He is emphasizing their nature as immature and vulnerable and in need of tending and care.
The second time, the literal meaning is “tend My sheep” (v. 16). In this exchange, Jesus was emphasizing tending the sheep in a supervisory capacity, not only feeding but ruling over them. This expresses the full scope of pastoral oversight, both in Peter’s future and in all those who would follow him in pastoral ministry. Peter follows Jesus’ example and repeats this same Greek word poimaino in his first pastoral letter to the elders of the churches of Asia Minor: “Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, serving as overseers” (1 Peter 5:2).
The third time, the literal translation is “pasture (tend) the sheep” (v. 17). Here Jesus combines the different Greek words to make clear the job of the shepherd of the flock of God. They are to tend, care for, and provide spiritual food for God’s people, from the youngest lambs to the full-grown sheep, in continual action to nourish and care for their souls, bringing them into the fullness of spiritual maturity. The totality of the task set before Peter, and all shepherds, is made clear by Jesus’ three-fold command and the words He chooses.
What is this food with which shepherds are to feed the flock of God? It can be no other than the Word of God. Peter declares that Christians are to desire the pure spiritual milk of the Word so that by it, we can mature in our salvation (1 Peter 2:2). As early as the book of Deuteronomy, we see the Lord describing His Word as food for His people who live not by bread alone, but by every Word that proceeds from His mouth (Deuteronomy 8:3). Jesus reiterates this thought in His temptation in the wilderness (Matthew 4:4). The importance of the Word of God as food for our souls cannot be over-emphasized.
Clearly, the job of the shepherds of God’s people is to provide them with the pure milk of the Word of God so they can move on to the meat and solid food of the spiritually mature (Hebrews 5:12-14). Pastoral ministry should be primarily one of pastors feeding their people the Word of God. Only then can pastors declare, as Peter did, their love for the Lord Jesus.

God’s Joy 

Father what Your Joy means to me without divining into any mere aspect of one debate of doctorins nor theology.

Father I find my joy by bringing You praise; Lord I pray and I pray, pray and I know that You know and I know what’s in my heart. Break it Lord and then restore it Father to be like Yours. Then give me the strength and courage, wisdom to stand up once again on my feet and You push me to Go raising praising Your name every second of everyday. Then I pray again asking that You may Preserve me Lord for a part from You I have no life, no hope.. in Your Holy presence there always will be fullness and Joy!!

Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

God Does Not Need You

Most people, including professing Christians, have the wrong understanding about the true foundation of our relationship with God the Father.. Wake up!!

God is need of “NOTHING” Not-A-One-Thing! We are perishable being the Father gives us our breath and He who takes it away. Throughout history when people boasted because they “felt” special or mighty; God did not cry or mourn.. instead He said “Who’s Next let’s go”. When we try to take credit for following Him and doing His good deeds, He reminds us that we ought to serve the least of these first…He is the almighty, the I AM that I AM.. the Creator of “ALL”. He is completely self-sufficient and does not depend nor need us or anyone else..He is self-existent One.

Acts 17:24-25

24 The God who made the world and everything in it, being Lord of heaven and earth, does not live in temples made by man, 25 nor is he served by human hands, as though he needed anything, since he himself gives to all mankind life and breath and everything.

But, since He is “LOVE”; He loves “All” mankind unconditionally regardless of our tribe, race, color, or tongue..We need Him for everything and in all things here on earth as it is in heaven..there is no true life without Him, through unconditional trust and Faith no one can separate us from His Love, His mercy and His grace and can even deny us the right to accept His free gift of salvation.

Romans 8:38-39

8 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God does not need you, He wants you

You can have it “All”

You can have it “All” Lord is easy said than done. Some pray Lord you can have it all..but do they really have the courage to fully surrender and totally submit? 

The early disciples couldn’t comprehend this commitment rather wanted the glory by letting everyone know that they were the disciples of Jesus when things were good and calm but when Jesus asked them to give up everything, fully surrender they said this is too hard who is going to listen nor obey these commands and left Him..but the 12 they said through Peter who else are we to follow?! We know that you’re the Holy One..

Can He have it all, now? I ask myself every second of everyday if I am fit to call myself a true follower who doesn’t follow all the time..truth if it matters!!

Be Whole, Be Strong and Courageous 

“Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men. Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. Then the doing of your work shall be no miracle, but “YOU” shall be the miracle.” Phillips Brooks – US Episcopal bishop (1835 – 1893)  

Be whole, be strong & courageous for He carried the cross in complete agony, but voluntary died in our behalf. “Nothing” – Absolutely Nothing, is compared to you God. Who always  collects our broken pieces and make us whole once again, who heals our bleeding hearts and cleanse them to make them white as snow once again.

Carry your cross like Jesus did, Be Glories and victories, humble men of honor – men of God like a child honoring his own Father through worshiping, continually without ceasing raising and praising His Holy name by (Spirit & Truth).

For we are so privileged to have been created by Him and for Him; For through this knowledge comes responsibilities and accountability; to live a life sharing the words and fighting the wars for the benefit and the welfare of His upcoming Kingdom-ship..  

How deeply more wonderful can it be, how more humbling will it feel to believe that we are created to be His Sons and daughters and when we love Him supremely, have faith, trust and complete obedience we make our heavenly Father smile and these acts do delight Him so much, even when “We Feel”  He is a million mile away!

Let no one but God defiles you or shortchange you from knowing the true promises in God’s inspired and breathed words (The Holy Bible) by editing and sugarcoating these inspired words to inrich their earthly ministery; rather study, meditate, be inspired and get transformed by the powers of the Holiness of All these breathed words. Let no daylight end without declaring from all of your heart, all of your soul, mind and strength your pure love to Him and others specially he family members of His Faith.

Be Joshua 1:9 
(God repeatedly commanded Joshua by saying ) “Have I not COMMANDED YOU? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

“Do not bring the Word of God down to the level of your ministry (whatever it is), rather be strong and courageous to bring your ministry up to God’s inspired words, which is what we are called to do and what honors and pleases the Father.” – Pastor Crawford Loritts The call to courage

A Follower who does not follow

Why do we ask others to do something we won’t do?

Before we ask others to invite Jesus and His Holy Spirit to be the center of their Households, we ought to apply the same in our own households as a starter, and do it even when no one is watching..

Are you a Christian Consumer or Christian Multiplier? Christ gave us the free gift of salvation by walking across the path from life to death and back. Then He granted us the Mighty Power of the Holy Spirit through His love to guide, teach and protect us, while we are building His Kingdom (occupy until He comes) descending once again to claim His second and eternal kingdom.

Access to the Father (Fatherhood, love, mercy, blessings, Kingship and spending many days in deep talks..) After this pure ultimate sacrifice, we have been able to stay connected to Him and stay in His presence all the time not just once a year and only through the highest priests while behind closed doors (Holy of Holies) and we don’t need anymore burnt offerings by shedding a blood of an animal sacrifice to have access to Him.

Because of this free gift which He himself paid in full in our behalf; we are called to be His stewards, servants, we are called to proclaim The Father Jesus Christ as our Lord and teach His Good News “CLEARLY” to all nations.

True Godly leaders, have naked, undivided, unshaken, burning feelings, are humble concerning the spiritual welfare of Christians everywhere. Earnestly and constantly praying while heartbroken, longing for all Christians and Non Christians to understand God’s will and purpose for their lives and to live in a way that will only honor and please the Father, then at the end be among the reapers of His great harvest.

We are obligated and must be unashamed (like Paul was) to support the existence and the continuation efforts to the healthy growth of the Christian revival movement, but most importantly we are also called to nourish our local and global church. The church is a great source to build saints and evangelists who are not only to be complete in Christ, but also are well equipped with the full armor and empowerment of the Holy Spirit to Go and fulfill Jesus’s great commission. Remember He is alive and we do worship a God who is alive who defeated death; We are called by design to be no less than authentic children of Light not by any means children of the dark.

We must be true followers who follow while filled up with zeal to follow and die to ourselves daily before preaching and teaching the Word, be true revival ambassadors to Jesus’s ministry, humble and hungry for reaching every tribe, every tongue, every race in every corner of this sinful and broken world.

Is your heart in pieces, or is it just overwhelmed can’t see beyond the fog ahead. What’s your calling, are you applying God’s ways or satan ways? For the day of judgement is no hidden secret, rather it is very inevitable and surely is set to come..

It is grace

During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what belief, if any, was unique to Christianity. 
They began eliminating possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. Resurrection? Again, other religions had accounts of return from death. 
This debate went on for some time until C.S. Lewis wandered into the room. “What’s the rumpus about?” 
he asked, and heard in reply that his colleagues were discussing Christianity’s unique contribution among world religions. Lewis responded, “Oh, that’s easy. It’s grace” (Yancey 1997, 11).

Salvation: Describes how God takes guilty sinners and declares them righteous because of what Jesus has done for them. 
Grace: Is God’s unmerited favor toward us because we are in Christ. Completely apart from anything we do to try merit it, God gives salvation as a gift to those who receive it by faith
Ephesians 2:5-9 (NASB)
“5 even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together [b]with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 so that in the ages to come He might show the surpassing riches of His grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.”
Paul wrote this to remind the Christians in Ephesus of the salvation they already had in Christ. In fact, as the tense of the Greek verb used here indicates, they were written to remind believers of how to (stay saved). That salvation was being sustained by grace. 
Salvation is God’s free gift which was given to us (by grace) through Faith, not by works, from beginning to end.
So when someone asks us what is so special about Christianity – the answer is 
“It is God’s grace”.

Redemation vs. Forgviness 

In Christ we are Redeemed and Forgiven (1:7-8), What is the relationship between the words redemption and forgiveness in Ephesians 1:7?

Ephesians 1:7-8 (NASB) 
“7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace 8 that he lavished on us. With all wisdom and understanding”.

The blessing of redemption has to do with the purchasing of slaves or prisoners for the purpose of setting them free. Before we found freedom in Christ, we were slaves of sin and self. Our redemption was costly; it cost Jesus His life 

1 Peter 1:18-19 (NASB)

“18 knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.”

Forgiveness is the consequence of redemption. The Greek grammatical construction of verse 7 shows that these two things, redemption and forgiveness, are in apposition to each other (placing a word beside another so the second word explains the first). Redemption results in and leads to our forgiveness (Salmond 1990, 254).
(These two) blessings are all in Christ. The price for redemption has been paid through His blood. The abundant riches of God’s grace determine the degree of His sacrifice (Romans 5:7-8, 20; John 1:16).

Romans 5:7-8 (NASB)

“7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”, “20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more,”

John 1:16 (NASB)
“16 For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.”
The words “with all wisdom and understanding” indicate that God does not provide this blessing indiscriminately. He knew what He was doing and considered it a wise investment of His lavish grace.

In what ways were you in slavery before you found freedom in Christ?

Most of us have no idea what it would be like to be a slave—in bondage, with no rights, without identity, forced into hard labor, subject to cruel treatment, and without hope. Yet sin and Satan enslave millions with the same results. Jesus redeems, frees, and forgives us. What a blessing! What good news!

LeRoy Bartal – Prison Episetls 

Assemblies of God

Fatherhood Relationship

But the relationship (With the Father) established by creation is of a far greater dependence, so that nothing God has made can exist without His support. Out of human acts it is only music that bears some resemblance to this, for when the voice is silent there is no longer any song.

God, then, is within all creation, because He is its cause. He is within every stone and leaf and child. Nothing, with life or without, evil or good, can fail to contain Him as the source of its energy, its power, its existence; He is “the soul’s soul.” Not only, therefore, must I train myself to see with reverence that everything contains Him, but I must especially realize His intimacy and relationship to myself.

The Abiding Presence of the Holy Ghost in the Soul – BEDE JARRETT, O.P. 1918

What Defiles us?

Mark 7:18-23 (NIV)
18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them? 19 For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.)

20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come—sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”

Ezekiel 36:26-27 (NIV)

26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.



Away from you my compass had failed me again and again!

I have told You Father all about the dark places that I once had been,

I was extremely alone, yet, the king of my own.

I have told you all about the places that I wanted once to go, to seize my supreme soul and build a kingdom of my own.

You told me “I LOVE you son, HURRY!, HURRY!, DON’T GO”

I will guide you to where you belong and suppose to be,

There, my Spirit will build you a HOME!.

I have told You Father, You were the One light that led me back, to the place where I had once started from,

Only when I told You “YOU ARE All I NEED”,

In Your Love, You built me a Home!

And then You Lord became the King of my throne,

With You now, I am ever set FREE!!,

and most certainly where I am suppose to be,



Continue reading ““YOU ARE All WE NEED””

Generational Curse!!

Today it is a true misconception to say I am cursed because of the wrongdoings/sins of my ancestors, my parents or my family members even though I am a believer and true follower of Jesus Christ.

Old Testament
“The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge” (Ezekiel 18:1-2)
The Israelites were using this proverb to justify their sins by saying our problems are not our fault; they are because of the sins of our ancestors. And the Father made that very clear He says “as l live you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel” Ezekiel 18:3

Ezekiel 18:4-9 (NASB)

4 Behold, all souls are Mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is Mine. The soul who sins will die. 5 But if a man is righteous and practices justice and righteousness, 6 and does not eat at the mountain shrines or lift up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, or defile his neighbor’s wife or approach a woman during her menstrual period— 7 if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing, 8 if he does not lend money on interest or take increase, if he keeps his hand from iniquity and executes true justice between man and man, 9 if he walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully—he is righteous and will surely live,” declares the Lord God.

New Testament

Today, some are teaching and preaching still the same thing, saying that a family can have a “Generational curse” because of something one of their ancestor did. The answer is “No” because through repentance and Faith in the only Savior we are saved. 

God says to all of us “No way!!” nice try! 
In the Old Testament God cursed the nation of Israel to the third and forth generation for turning away from Him, and for they had committed the same sin their ancestors did, “Idolatry”.

We are made new through Christ the old is dead and gone! (2 Corinthians 5:17) 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

How can a child of God still be under God’s curse (Romans 8:1) 1 There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Chris; through repentance, Faith in Jesus Christ and life consecrated to the Lord (Romans 12:1-2). 1 Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Then, there is NO generational righteousness and there is NO generational curse; rather each person will be dealt with based on his own sins. Each person answers to God individually, and makes a choice using his own freewill.

God’s Divine Appointment

Have you ever had a coincidence, which was so special that it seemed like God was in it? A divine appointment is “a meeting” which was inspired and God led. God is sovereign; He is all knowing and all-powerful.
Sometimes God wants to bless us and other people, or He could try and help us get a good deal, etc. The possibilities of divine appointments are endless! If we are willing to be led by the Holy Spirit, great things are possible.
Throughout the Bible there are many examples of divine appointments. Time after time God leads the faithful to cross another person’s path and great things happen!

The Armor of God

Disturbed, hurt and having that ugly inner fight which won’t stop this thought..
While Christianity is facing many present challenges and future battles to overcome. Instead of the body enhancing the people’s dimension of worship closer to the Lord and build true saints ready to be send out to spread the Word where the bible has not been heard before, to restore the broken hearts, to feed the hungry, to heal the sick, to cloth the naked, to wipe someone tears and whisper gently saying God loves you in someone ears..
I see the body of our Lord Jesus Christ confused as to who the real enemy really is?! And what is the true mission ought to be?!
Instead fighting from the inside out in idle mode, bleeding through many ligaments and many broken bones, accusing each other on the bases of righteousness, who is setting things right or not with the Lord! Screaming pointing figures saying this domination is all outwards rather nothing inwards..
Who is right or wrong?! who is good or better, or best?! does it really matter, the theologies are many but the book to all the true answers is only one, it is in God’s true Word’s scriptures which are His Breathed words and inspired by the Holy Spirit to the humans authors. 2 Tim. 3:16
The enemy is growing by the hour, is getting closer by day and night, Christians are ignoring this fact while fixing their energy on weakening the body; spreading confusing thoughts based on mere goals which won’t have any positive impact on building strong army of God fully armored with the armor of God completely ready to fight today for the true Word.
The Armor of God
“10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” 

Eph. 6:10-18

Christians need to be alert! And quickly find resolutions not accusations!!  
Our earthly life is way too short, but one day we all have to justify who we are, and how we did consume this life! To be able to live the second one!

Interview with God

Who’s going to hand your book of business to God, who’s going to tell Him how strong or how weak your life on earth was?
Who’s going to tell Him how many times you had fought the enemy’s temptations & how many times you had fell for it?
How many times you had said Yes to His callings and how times you had answered No I just don’t qualify, please find someone else and give me something else easier to do?..

What will you do at that time, when it is just you & the Lord in one room for your final interview -where No one can help you nor bail you out not even your own parents- trying to sell Him yourself, your earthly book of business?!l

Let’s think about this one?

We are NOT Alone!

Love is near, without ceasing casts away our fear!

Your Majesty,
Breath, let your heavens gates open.
Unleash your rushing wind, let your Holy Spirit come.
Wave your finger, let your kingdom come, let thy well be done.
Speak, let your voice move & bring again new life to this place.

Standing still in awe, we proclaim You our Powerful Mighty King, to come & take over this place.
Join your heavens & this earth in one, fill them up with your pure Love & amazing Faith.
Our Great God!

In your name, Almighty Lord we declare
Our Faith in You,
Our trust in You alone,
Our Powerful & Merciful God

Until then,
Day & night, Night & day
We will worship & sing to
Your Majesty..

Void – Inner Void

Only the love of our almighty God can fill it through His Holy Spirit indwelling in us!
I pray & pray more whenever I feel this way! This is one hard & old mankind’s condition.

The Psalmists even felt this way
Psalm (51:10-12 NIV)
10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
11 Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.
12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit to sustain me.