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Post  Admin on Sun 02 Aug 2015, 10:42 pm

Who performed the sacrifice?

Mark 14:52 - And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked.

In my initial days in the Lord when I was studying the Bible with the Lord
this one scripture did intrigue me. What is the purpose of this crazy man
who lands up from nowhere in the scene, for no reason drops his clothes and
runs away? Note also that he is not wearing ordinary clothes but linen
clothes more like someone wearing a suit in today's date. Do mad beggars
wear suits?

It was my study of the books of Moses where the Lord made me understand the
sacrifices written and how all of them were fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

Christians are so full with 'theologian teachings' by so called 'Bible
experts' that they fail to understand the basics of the Bible. The story is
the same as the story of the Jews who were highly educated in religious
matters and were considered as all knowing, yet knew not the basics.

In our Churches we see two streams of people, one who pursue knowledge
(book knowledge) and the other stream that pursues anointing (spiritual
gifts and spiritual abilities). Both are good but one without the other can
cause a person to lose the basics and go astray.

We need people who are taught by the Lord and exercise the power of God,
which does not mean they need to lock themselves up and come up with crazy,
heretic understandings. The problem is we try to teach our understandings
of the Bible but do not teach people how to study and understand the Bible.
Because they do not know how to study the Bible we see nothing new is
learnt of the Kingdom of God since ages. We also see since the old Manna
has been circulating since long, worms are getting into the people.

When Bible says the harvest is great and laborers are few. The actual
meaning has been changed; the Greek word is 'oligos' which also means
little. God can do mighty things even with a few people provided they
surrender totally to Him, they are taught by Him and abide by His
instructions.

We may look at many great Preachers and great Men of God but when one has
the right knowledge of scriptures you will see them as the man who preached
about the Lord and was doing good but was not among the disciples of Jesus
Christ, the very person he was preaching of but did not know. The disciple
John asked the Lord Jesus permission to restrain him from preaching but
then Jesus told them to allow him to continue.

Let us not use worldly ways to attain spiritual riches. Let us use the ways
of the Lord as recorded in the Bible to attain the knowledge and
understanding of the Kingdom of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord the Church says 'Lord', 'Lord' but are not doing your will for it does
not know You nor knows your Will. Lord we pray more and more are set free
from the worldly yeast which is destroying your people. We pray renewal of
mind and hearts of your people...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 9:37 Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is
plenteous, but the labourers are few;

Luke 10:2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers [text is singular not plural] into his harvest.

Luke 9:49-50

49 And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in
thy name; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us.

50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not: for he that is not against us
is for us.


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Our battle against sin

Romans 7:17 - Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in
me.

Yesterday a bro was asking me about sin how could sin be inherited? Is God
justified that sin of my forefathers be put on me? Today the Lord gave me
this message to explain this for others also who have the same doubt.

It is wrongly understood that sin is transferred from parent to children
yet we see scriptures where God says He will visit the equity of the father
unto the son, but then we also see scripture which says can the father eat
(sour) grapes and the son's teeth (mouth) turn sour.

God is a just God and in the Bible God does not punish one for the sins of
the others. But we see because of Adam we all were removed from access to
Heaven and the way to Heaven was closed.

Firstly we need to understand sin is not transferred but the sin nature is
and that too from father to children up to the 4 generations. That means if
I have lied then the lying nature is inherited by my children up to 4
generations and if none of my next 3 generations lie then that nature dies,
but my 3 generations will be tempted to lie like me. There are only 2
natures which have been passed down all generations which is the nature of
Adam.

When Adam sinned he did 2 things one is not abide by the instructions of
God and other is eat of the fruit of tree of doubt / to know evil (Good and
Bad - all God created was good and only thing evil was Satan). So when God
punished him, He called all the generations of Adam as Adam, meaning passed
on his nature unto all his generations. So all mankind by default has the
nature of doubt (disbelief) and nature to rebel. Some may think this is
unjust but then when God blesses for our doing good He blesses our thousand
generations.

When we come to Christ and accept Him (even those who were born before He
came as man Jesus) we are forgiven of all our sins which we have done (He
is called an eternal sacrifice - from beginning to end). We see even those
who truly believed in the Lord in the Old Testament when they died it is
written they were gathered unto their fathers / people (those after Noah
for the solemn covenant /sacrifice based promise was made starting with
Noah - sleep or gathered means they go to a spirit level called Grave). The
word 'Covenant' in Hebrew means 'pledge' or 'oath' and refers to (root word
comes from the word) sacrifice / cutting. So when God made the covenant,
God said (promised) that He would pay for the consequence of man. But then
that does not mean man is free of sin, for the sin nature still exist in
man.

Accepting Christ will free us from sin but we still need to fight the sin
nature and only way to fight the sin nature is to unto or overcome the
nature of Adam which means to overcome doubt with faith and overcome rebel
with surrender. That is why Jesus says the only way to overcome is baptism
of water (surrender) and baptism of Holy Spirit (Spirit of Truth who
reveals all Truth and thus builds faith - opposite of disbelief).

In today's message Paul in his letter to Romans which was one of his latter
letters says he sins because the sin nature exists in him. Paul did battle
with sin even in his mature days and so also we all do even though we are
in Christ and are baptized in Him and His Spirit. Baptism is not a one day
job but a process that start from the day we make our minds to surrender to
Christ and receive His Spirit.

Sin is an individual consequence but battling sin nature is a collective
effort which we all need to battle together as one body in Christ. It is
like climbing the mountain, the leader sets the pegs, anchors and ropes
which those who follow use as support and find it easier to climb.

We all fight a hard battle because the problem is we are trying our own
routes and not understanding the words that Jesus said 'I have overcome'.
If we follow the path that Jesus took then we will not struggle. The
solution may sound easy, but between us and our overcoming sin nature lays
the world and our love for the world. So to follow the easy path of Jesus
we need to first overcome our love for the world and for worldly things.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we know You humbled Yourself and became our sacrifice from the
beginning even before man sinned for You knew. For Lord You also knew man
would have victory over sin nature and thus defeat the nature of evil / sin
(Satan). Sin bought the existence of death and with the elimination of sin
nature and our getting access to the Tree of Life, death too would be
defeated. Lord we pray we walk this path of baptism in You and your Spirit
so that we overcome the sin nature in us. We also pray that we overcome our
love for this world and for worldly things so that we struggle less in our
baptism...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ezekiel 18:1-4

1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying,

2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel,
saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are
set on edge?

3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to
use this proverb in Israel.

4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul
of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I
the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers
upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Genesis 5:1-2

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created
man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 6:18 But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt
come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives
with thee.

Genesis 9:12 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make
between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for
perpetual generations:

Genesis 15:13-15

13 And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a
stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall
afflict them four hundred years;

14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and
afterward shall they come out with great substance.

15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a
good old age.

Genesis 25:8 Then Abraham gave up the spirit, and died in a good old age,
an old man, and full of years; and was gathered to his people.

Genesis 35:29 And Isaac gave up the spirit, and died, and was gathered
unto his people, being old and full of days: and his sons Esau and Jacob
buried him.

Acts 7:59-60

59 And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus,
receive my spirit.

60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this
sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again,
even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

John 11:11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our
friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the
firstfruits of them that slept.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have
peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.

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Stewards of the people

Ephesians 3:2 If ye have heard of the dispensation [steward] of the grace
of God which is given me to you-ward:

Today's message talks of being a steward. If you have been on a flight the
air-hostesses / attendants are also called stewards. They serve with a
smile and show lots of hospitality. They are trained to never say 'no' to
any passenger and to do all in their capacity to please them, to make their
trip comfortable and pleasant.

We see Pastors and ministry leaders hold on to themselves as stewards of
the congregation they lead. They would do everything that is in their power
and capacity to serve the people in their folk, but their commitment is
only towards their congregation. When they are in the shift they give their
all towards their people. Many like Air-Hostesses, Flight Attendants /
Stewards they will give big smiles and show lots of compassion when their
flock is before them at services, but afterwards like the airline steward
they would not bother much nor remember who you are. They may have a select
few for which they may follow up but the general lot they would care a
penny as far as they are regularly coming to the services and giving their
'tithes and offerings'.

Social media has done something good, it has exposed the lives of people
especially those who work in shifts and act as air-hostesses / flight
attendants.

We all are called to serve the people of God and there is no one who calls
himself a Believer / Christian can say he or she is here to only receive.
There is nothing like silent Christian or secret Christian who believes and
does not tell anyone. Every Christian is a person on mission who has
received the love and grace of Christ and thus is called to share this love
and the message of grace unto others.

We also need to discern a person doing social service and a Christian. Both
will help but one will cater only to the physical and emotional needs while
the other will also cater to the spiritual needs. The first will draw glory
unto oneself and the other only towards God. The first will do all things
by one's strength thus will struggle always but the other will manifest the
power and favor of God. Both Jesus and Paul did reach out to the poor, sick
and heartbroken but they did nothing like social service.

Paul in his message as steward is not talking being a Pastor. If you read
the next lines he is talking of being a vessel to reveal the mysteries of
the Kingdom of God.

Ponds are always looked at. They are beautiful places when lots plants grow
around it and living creatures dwell in them. But these plants or creatures
would die if that pond does not get fresh intake of water regularly. Today
Churches are become stagnant ponds which does not get fresh intake of water
thus start to stink and rot, and soon or later start to bred mosquitoes and
other insects. When people move out from these ponds the Pastor does not
see the problem in the pond but points to problems in those people.

What our Churches need is regular revelation of the Word. This revelation
does not mean something new which they get from other people through their
preaching or books but something that comes direct from the Lord.

Today's word goes to all Pastors and Ministry leaders, let us not wait till
the ponds rot and become inhabitable. Let us do something now but
meditating on His Word day and night, so as to receive fresh Manna which we
use to make life giving bread for the congregation. Let us not look at
holding the people with our folds but aim for growth of the people put
under our care. Let them go out when their wings are strong and ready to
fly like eagles so that they do the same unto others. Let us look at the
whole Kingdom of God as a Church, one body and not at just our congregation.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You called us to be people of mission and the mission was to go out
unto the corners of the world and to save souls. Lord we pray the people
You set to led do put people in a corner but go themselves to all corners
and reach souls that are lost. We pray they concentrate of receiving fresh
Manna and that their bellies become streams of living water for others,
that what they speak will change lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 3:1-5

1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you Gentiles,

2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given
me to you-ward:

3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote
afore in few words,

4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
Christ)

5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is
now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

Exodus 16:14-24

14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the
wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the
ground.

15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is
manna: for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the
bread which the LORD hath given you to eat.

16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded, Gather of it every man
according to his eating, an omer for every man, according to the number of
your persons; take ye every man for them which are in his tents.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less.

18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had
nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack; they gathered every
man according to his eating.

19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning.

20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of
it until the morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and Moses was wroth
with them.

21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating:
and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.

22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much
bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came
and told Moses.

23 And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, To morrow
is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that which ye will bake
to day, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay
up for you to be kept until the morning.

24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not
stink, neither was there any worm therein.

John 4:13-14

13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water
shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never
thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water
springing up into everlasting life.



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Purpose is more important than life itself

Acts 18:20 - When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he
consented not;

We read in today’s message Paul was requested to stay by the brethren of
Ephesus but Paul said he had to go to Jerusalem to keep the feast. Was
attending the feast so important for Paul that he gave up the opportunity
to minister to the people of Ephesus?

We as Christians celebrate festivals for one purpose alone and that purpose
is nothing to do with enjoying or having fun. The Lord commands as a
statute to His people to celebrate feasts in memory of a testimony of what
He did. And He also relates celebration of feasts to the children of
Israel. When He said children of Israel He did not mean the young children
but the spiritual children.

Festivals are not for us but for the purpose of testifying the event
connected to it and for us to understand the purpose since the events of
the Old Testament were shadows of things to come.

Paul did not have an urgency to rush to Jerusalem for there was Peter,
James (the bro of Jesus) and others in Jerusalem who could fulfill the
purpose on enlightening the Jews there. Also it was Peter who was given the
ministry of reaching out to the Jew not Paul. So why was Paul rushing to
Jerusalem?

We read later Paul after reaching Jerusalem gets arrested there and
thereafter was taken to Rome where he was martyred. But this arrest gave
Paul an opportunity to minister to the Romans there, which not of the other
Apostles could get. Paul could touch the lives of man Roman soldiers and
senior officials of the Roman army. He thus could get to minister for 2
years in the streets of Rome that too with a Roman solider accompanying
him. He also got his desire to testify Christ to the Roman emperor
(Caesar).

Did Paul touch the life of Caesar? History does not record such an event
but with Paul reaching Rome he set forth the fulfillment of prophesies
written.

Before the martyrdom of Paul it was the Jews alone who hated the Christians
but after Paul reaching Rome and touching the lives of many Romans, Paul
caused the Roman rulers to fear the Christians and thus set forth the
persecution of Christians, then the coming of the Catholic Church around
300AD as written, which led the exile of the Church of Christ for 1260
years and its coming back around 1500 AD with the reformation movement.

Had Paul not gone to Jerusalem to celebrate the feast he would not have got
arrested or martyred and the flow of events would not have taken place.
Paul was led by the Spirit of God to do what he did, for the purpose and
fulfillment of God’s Word is more important than our lives even though the
Word is for us to have eternal life.

We may wonder why things are happening and why Biblical prophesies need to
come to pass? Why cannot God stop or change some for the horrific things
that are written and which are happening?

We need to understand God dwells across time and for Him the beginning, the
present and the end is visible like a single picture since time is a factor
created by Him. He knows what He has set is good for He knows man and the
heart of man, so what He has set is the best and only way for the change
and redemption of man.

So let us like Paul not aim or desire for something we want but aim to do
what God has set in His Word, even if it is at the cost of our lives.

As per prophesy now is the time of unification of Churches and the glory of
God being manifested in this world. So let us reach out of our brethren
across all Believer denominations and become one family. Let us fearlessly
evangelize Christ to those whom the Lord leads us to.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray we may be like Paul who lived for your purpose more than his
own life. Let us too seek your Will (your Word) and not our will. Let we
live more for You than for ourselves, for your Word says those who lose
their lives for your sake will find it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 18:19-21

19 And he came to Ephesus, and left them there: but he himself entered
into the synagogue, and reasoned with the Jews.

20 When they desired him to tarry longer time with them, he consented not;

21 But bade them farewell, saying, I must by all means keep this feast
that cometh in Jerusalem: but I will return again unto you, if God will.
And he sailed from Ephesus.

Acts 21:15-40

Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth
his life for my sake shall find it.

Matthew 16:25 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and
whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.


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Post  Admin on Sun 26 Jul 2015, 9:02 pm

Woe unto those who are loved by all

Luke 6:26 - Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did
their fathers to the false prophets.

People think to be Christian one needs to be a good person who is loved by
all. If we read today's message they would be in a surprise for Jesus says
woe unto them who are loved by all.

One would also think because some people hate them that makes them a good
Christian. NO.

It is not about people loving you or hating you but more the reason why
they love you or hate you.

One would understand this when one studies the following scriptures:-

John 13:34-35, John 15:18, John 7:7, Luke 6:31

We read Jesus told His disciple to love each other unconditionally and with
a love that edifies like He loved them. But to the world He did not say
love them unconditionally, He told them to love them as you would expect
them to love you.

The word hate means to detest and could be done silently even with a smile
on the face. We need to understand the world dwells in darkness and if we
are children of light we cannot cohabitate in darkness. Darkness repels
light and light eliminates darkness. Darkness and light do not get alone
together. Jesus warned us that the world will hate us not because of us but
because of Him who is in us (His nature and not physically). If people hate
us for our misdoings then we cannot take credit of being a good Christian.
We need to understand the reason why people hate us.

A Christian is a person who is loved by other Christians not because he or
she is good but because he or she is family and a blessing to the family. A
Christian is also a person who is hated by people of this world who live in
darkness and love the things of darkness; the light of Christ shining in a
Christian does not give him or her confront to continue the path of
darkness in peace.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray we live our lives as true Christians and do not compromise
the principals of the Kingdom of God for worldly peace. We pray we also
understand You as man did not go about pointing fingers at everyone for You
knew many are lost or misled and at the same time You did not let those who
willingly chose the path of darkness to be in peace. You pointed out to
them their vanity and wickedness. We pray Lord we love to be love by You
and not to be love by this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have
loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love
one to another.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated
you.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of
it, that the works thereof are evil.

Luke 6:22-23

22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall separate
you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your name as
evil, for the Son of man's sake.

23 Rejoice ye in that day, and leap for joy: for, behold, your reward is
great in heaven: for in the like manner did their fathers unto the prophets.

Luke 6:27-28

27 But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which
hate you,

28 Bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you.

Luke 6:31 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them
likewise.


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Hour of prayer

Acts 3:1 - Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour
of prayer, being the ninth hour.

We read John and Peter went to the Jewish Synagogue to pray at the ninth
hour which is 3pm in the evening. They were joining the Jews in prayer
according to the Jews who prayed 3 times a day. They do so in the morning
9am (third hour) then at 12noon (sixth hour) and 3pm (ninth hour). It is
unlawful for the Jews to pray after the Sun sets that is after 6pm.

If we read the Bible it does not have any law or Commandment given by God
that states these times to be times of prayer. The Jews followed the
traditions of the Elders, we see they followed this during the time of
Jesus and even today they follow this. This tradition is based on 2
scriptures Daniel 6:10 and Psalms 55:17.

The Muslims who are religious people are commanded to pray 5 times a day
and this is one of the 5 necessities for them to be eligible to go to
Paradise.

We see Catholics love to pray at 3pm, they say their 'Divine Mercy' prayer
because they believe the words of a woman name Sister Fonseca who claimed
the 'lord' spoke to her saying anyone who said the specific prayer at 3pm
would go to Heaven. Now this 'lord' which spoke to her seems to contradict
the Lord of the Bible who states the only way to go to Heaven is to be born
from above, in other words baptized in Jesus Christ (water /repentance) and
in the Holy Spirit (cloud/abide in the Word, since the Spirit reveals the
Word and enables us to abide in it).

Are we Christian called to be religious like the Jews, the Muslims or the
Catholics?

Prayer as we know is communicating with God and God being everywhere, every
time does not require an appointment or specific time to communicate with.
We can stand anywhere, any time and speak with Him. Note in Genesis 24:63
Isaac's going to the field to pray is given the word 'meditate', so even
meditating on the Word of God is considered prayer since God and His Word
are inseparable and to meditate we do not need a specific time.

We find many Christians especially Pastors love to pray late in the night
and thus they get up late and we find most are very bad at keeping
commitment of timing. This makes them to be seen as disorganized people, a
bad example to the world. When the Lord was teaching me about prayer He
showed me praying in the night was like give Him the leftovers or wastes of
what we consume. The Lord desires first-fruit and not wastes.

Prayer is very important; even though by praying no one goes to Heaven but
prayer makes it easy for us to open doors to minister to people, to save
them and enable them to go to Heaven.

In the Gospels we see Jesus too used the 3 prayer timings in His preaching
or events in His life. To understand these timing slots we need to
understand the Hebrew words and its roots.

Morning - Hebrew word 'boqer' - root word 'baqar' - meaning to 'seek' or
'search'

Noon - Hebrew word 'tsohar' - root word 'tsahar'- meaning to make oil -
symbolizing time of anointing / testimony.

Evening - Hebrew word 'ereb' - root word 'arab'- meaning darkness -
symbolizing time of hopelessness or gloom.

So we see praying in the morning symbolizes seeking the Lord, praying in
the noon seeking anointing and praying in the evening crying in our gloom
or hopelessness.

We will see the Bible emphasizes on the meaning of these words more than
their reference of day by the fact that they are put in order of evening,
morning and noon and not morning, noon and evening.

I always tell people the best time to pray is the early morning because it
shows ones keenness to seek the Lord and that is why Jesus Christ is
referred to as the Morning Star and so also are the Cherubs who are the
most anointed in Heaven and nearest to the Throne/Glory.

People who only pray in hopelessness will always be in hopelessness. If
they want to come out of hopelessness they need to seek the Lord (pray in
the morning). Noon time or day time is the time our pray should not be
words but be our living which is the perfect worship.

So let us pray to seek the Lord, in the day live the Lord and when the
world is in hopeless we be in rest.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray your people do not follow rules of men but do all things with
understanding. We pray they do not be religious people but know You are a
God of purpose and spiritual increase. We pray they mature and grow in You
and speak to You more than what Moses did...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Daniel 6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into
his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he
kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks
before his God, as he did aforetime.

Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.

Mark 15:34 And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying,
Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God,
why hast thou forsaken me?

Acts 10:3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an
angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

Acts 10:30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this
hour; and at the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood
before me in bright clothing,

Matthew 20:1-6

1 For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder,
which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.

2 And when he had agreed with the labourers for a penny a day, he sent
them into his vineyard.

3 And he went out about the third hour, and saw others standing idle in
the marketplace,

4 And said unto them; Go ye also into the vineyard, and whatsoever is
right I will give you. And they went their way.

5 Again he went out about the sixth and ninth hour, and did likewise.

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle,
and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

Genesis 24:63 And Isaac went out to meditate in the field at the eventide:
and he lifted up his eyes, and saw, and, behold, the camels were coming.

Psalms 55:17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry
aloud: and he shall hear my voice.

Acts 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the
third hour of the day.


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Who sent whom?

John 6: 40 - And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which
seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will
raise him up at the last day.

Since the time we have been receiving messages of knowing Jesus Christ, I
have been asked questions like 'is Jesus God the Father? '. Christians are
not clear of the entity of Jesus, of Christ, of God the Son, of the Holy
Spirit (Spirit of God) and of the God the Father (whom Jesus says is
Spirit). For me this to understand took years and it was only this year, a
few months back I came to have my understanding in place. The toughest part
for me to understand was how could Spirit (God the Father) have a Spirit
(Holy Spirit)? It was only when I understood what Spirit means and the plan
of God did I get my questions cleared.

In today's message we read Jesus says the Father sent Him. We also read in
John 6:38 He says He did not come to do His own will but the will of His
Father. In John 1:18 He says the Father revealed Him. In the book of
Genesis we read the term 'we' is used by God. Also we read the word Elohim
(plural) is used for Lord, showing more than 1 person in God. To the extent
in Genesis 3:18 God say man has 'become as one of us, to know good and
evil' after man sinned!

Muslims always confront Christians with the question how can there be more
than one person in God, or God have a son even though their own book
(Quran) uses the plural nature to Allah (who they think is God). Like
Muslims even Jesus says God is one in the Bible yet we have the above facts
that cannot be denied.

If God is one then can a person send himself or say to himself 'sit at my
right hand I will make your enemies your footstool'?

I may not be able to clear this matter fully in this message for it
requires one to touch many, many scriptures especially from the Old
Testament in the light of the New Testament to understand it. The biggest
problem is the wrong 'Church Theology' which has roots from the Catholic
Church.

The most important book in the Bible to study on this matter is the book of
John. I call it less a 'Gospel' and more an 'Autobiography of Jesus'.

We read many verses where Jesus says He came forth 'from the Father'. He
also used the term 'came out' or 'departed from' like in John 16:27. The
scripture which helped me most is John 1:18 which says the Son was within
the Father (the word bosom actually means creek) and was revealed by the
Father.

So we see before the Lord humbled Himself and became man Jesus, He was part
of the Father and yet was an individual in Himself. That is why we see
Jesus uses the term 'I AM' for Himself in John 8:58 and this caused the
Jews to try to stone Him to death as an act of Blasphemy.

Like Jesus said if we have seen Him (known Him) we have known the Father
since the Father and He are one. Thomas did understand part of this
therefore said unto Jesus 'my Lord my God'.

Today Islam survives because Christians do not understand the relationship
of the Father, Son, Spirit, Christ and Jesus. The day Christians are clear
on this, there would be no falsehood called Islam and Muslims would know
Allah is not the God they think he is and that Mohammad was not a Prophet.
The same is with Catholicism which also exists on falsehood and
misunderstanding.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray the hearts and minds of your people be renewed and that they
may remove the stiffness of their hearts and seek You in humility and
truth. Let the people whom You have set to guide them may not make them
like themselves but help them to be better than themselves. May the Bible
teachers not teach what they know of the Bible but teach other how to
understand and study the Word of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 6:38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the
will of him that sent me.

John 16:27 For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me,
and have believed that I came out from God.

John 16:28 I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world:
again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

Hebrews 9:26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of
the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put
away sin by the sacrifice of himself.

Revelation 5:2-7

2 And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice, Who is worthy to
open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

3 And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth, was able to
open the book, neither to look thereon.

4 And I wept much, because no man was found worthy to open and to read the
book, neither to look thereon.

5 And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not: behold, the Lion of the
tribe of Juda, the Root of David, hath prevailed to open the book, and to
loose the seven seals thereof.

6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four
beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had been slain,
having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent
forth into all the earth.

7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon
the throne.

John 8:58-59

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham
was, I am.

59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

John 20:28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Genesis 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of
us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

Matthew 22:44 The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till
I make thine enemies thy footstool?

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Having God Speed like Paul by having His mind and His love

Philippians 2:2 - Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same
love, being of one accord, of one mind.

We have been continuously getting messages of being like Christ and today
also the Lord is reminding that as man Jesus He was the corner stone and is
emphasizing of the importance to align ourselves according to Him to be
true Christians.

If you look at this scripture Paul is telling us of the conditions to have
the joy which is in him. Paul was not out to make disciples to himself, but
he was aware of the shortfalls of the people so he did say to those who did
not know Christ on a person basis, to look at him and follow him for he
followed Christ.

Paul knew Christ and followed Christ and since he followed Christ the joy
in him was the joy of Christ. Since we are reading in English we may think
of the ‘joy’ [chara/chairo] which Paul speaks of in today’s message is
meaning ‘to be happy’. If you study the Greek word it also means ‘God
Speed’. Paul was not talking of laughing or being happy in sense of worldly
joy, he was talking of spiritual joy that comes from spiritual fulfillment
of God mission.

Paul was the most successful Apostle who covered a very large part of the
world in his time and set up many Churches (some state almost a 1000
directly and indirectly). In today’s message Paul tells us of how to get
that God Speed.

In the scripture the word ‘same’ is the Greek word ‘autos’ which also means
his / himself. Paul was not talking of his properties but the properties of
Christ which was in him. The first two properties Paul points to is of
having Christ kind love and Christ kind mind.

In the last messages I have spoken of love, love that is not self centered
and love that is truly enriching and I also spoke of the mind we need to
have a mind that is not worldly or carnal but that is more spiritual.

In today’s message the Lord is telling us if we want to have God Speed
success in our ministry work like that of Paul then one of the most
important things we need to have is true love and right thinking. Paul may
have died a martyr but even in his death he saw success. His enemies helped
him reach a place he could not and do what he never dreamt. He was 2 years
in Rome Preaching about Christ to the Romans and that too with a Roman
soldier companying him as security.

We may think we operate in love and mind of Christ but we may be wrong. i.e.

A Pastor would be thinking it is love that causes him to bring people to
know Christ and be part of his Church but true love is when the Pastor does
not stop at keeping the person in his Church but prepares that person to be
an instrument to build / strengthen other Churches. Love does not go half
way but all the way.

A Pastor would want to teach the person what he knows. What he knows would
not be wrong but than that too is a wrong approach. We should not teach
people what we have learnt of the Bible but teach them how to understand
the Bible. It is this reason that the Church of Christ has been progressing
at slower than a snails speed since 2000 years in understanding God’s Word.

Let us not do things as we feel good and keep struggling in our ministries,
but let us do things the way Christ did and thus have succeed like Paul
did. If we have even a few people like Paul today the world dynamics will
change.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray your people stop struggling doing things their way, according
to their understanding. We pray they do things the way You have instructed
in your Word and demonstrated through Paul. We pray Lord your Watchmen know
true love and have a mind that is not earthly or carnal but one that from
above...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 11:1 - Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.

2 John 1:10-11

10 If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him
not into your house, neither bid him God speed [chairo]:

11 For he that biddeth him God speed [chairo] is partaker of his evil
deeds.

Philippians 2:1-5

1 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

2 Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same love, being of
one accord, of one mind.

3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of
mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things
of others.

5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

Romans 15:5-7

5 Now the God of patience and consolation grant you to be likeminded one
toward another according to Christ Jesus:

6 That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of
our Lord Jesus Christ.

7 Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the
glory of God.

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The Father and The Son - throw away your earthly binds to know them

John 14:7 - If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and
from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Really; to be a Christian is a great challenge and it is not easy at all. I
am not talking about fighting sin or overcoming temptation that we mostly
overcome by the grace of God, but there is one area where we need to battle
ourselves and that is our understanding.

In today's message we see Jesus tells His disciple Thomas and others if
they knew Him they would have known His Father and if they have seen Him
they have seen His Father. The relations between the Father and Son is a
great mystery, the Catholics keep declaring is a mystery and thus put a no
entry fence around this, Believers on the other hand mostly do not bother
to understand and those who try come with so much confusion that gets them
in a worse place than where they started.

I have seen Apologist (even famous one) debate on this topic of Father and
Son with Muslims while themselves having no knowledge of it. Its just God's
grace that Dawahs are really dumb; once a while we get a little smart
person like Ahmed Deedat coming by and he lands up shaking and causing the
loss of faith of many Christians.

I tell you the day I came to know the relationship between the Father and
the Son, how they are one yet they are an individual, it really shook me.
It is not that it is difficult to understand but the problem lies with
human thinking. You must have seen how a horse has binds to keep him on a
path like that people have an earthly binds which makes them see all things
in earthly relationship to man. That is why we have people hoping to see
the man Jesus in Heaven after the redemption of mankind; we also have
others who talk of 'Mother of God' not knowing God. Even an ant may give
birth to a blue whale but no way can a woman be mother of God.

The moment humans see the word 'son' they think in terms of human father
and son. The Muslims ask 'can God have a son without a wife' (imagine they
use the word 'God' and yet ask this question) and then we have our
Christian brethren who try to justify this possibility. Because they do not
know God they do not know man, this sadly causes our Christian brethren
also to not know the purpose of God and what salvation God has set for
them. It is so true when God spoke through Isaiah that people will see and
not perceive they will hear but still not understand. This is relevant even
today.

Yesterday I was interacting with a group of Apologist whom I admire for
their knowledge on other religions and on worldly things but when they were
discussing on some matters on Christianity it really saddened me to hear
what came out of them.

Earthly (fleshly) knowledge and understanding is the greatest hurdle in
knowing God and once a person starts to see the Kingdom of God through the
eyes (understanding) of God one would be in for a great surprise life
itself will have another meaning and purpose.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray your people overcome the barrier that keeps them from knowing
You. We pray those binds of worldly knowledge and understanding be overcome
and they may understand the hidden things of your Kingdom and thus come to
know You more and more...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 14:2-11

2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have
told you. I go to prepare a place for you.

3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive
you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

4 And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can
we know the way?

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.

9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and
how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the
words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.

Matthew 13:13-17

13 Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and
hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.

14 And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By
hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see,
and shall not perceive:

15 For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of
hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see
with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their
heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.

16 But blessed are your eyes, for they see: and your ears, for they hear.

17 For verily I say unto you, That many prophets and righteous men have
desired to see those things which ye see, and have not seen them; and to
hear those things which ye hear, and have not heard them.

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To know the Lord, climb mountains

Mark 3:13 - And he goeth up into a mountain, and calleth unto him whom he
would: and they came unto him.

Mountains have an important part in scriptures. We see the Lord gave Moses
the Ten Commandments on mountain of Sinai. We also read scriptures of the
Lord calling us to Mount Zion to be in better communication with Him or to
come closer to Him. In other religions we see religious people actually
climb mountains too to be closer to god or be one with him. Some of the
Hindu gods dwell on mountain tops. Is our God like them that He calls us to
mountain tops? We see like God even evil spirits (false gods) like
mountains.

Yes the atmosphere and feeling is different on mountains tops, it lets a
person know how small he or she is and this humbles the person and lets the
person concentrate on things better. But that is not the reason the Lord
gives to mountains in scriptures.

Mountains have more than one symbolizes in scriptures. I take the ones
connected to the Kingdom of God or to the Lord. The word Rock (Greek Petra)
used for the Lord or the Truth is more of a cliff or a solid mountain and
symbolizes unshakable/immovability, for the Lord does not change nor does
His Word change (truth). The other symbolization where mountains are used
like in today's scripture means getting far from the world or worldly
understanding. People think going on mountains means going up therefore
takes us closer to God. Dear brethren remember the earth is round and there
is no up when we step out of our planet. Heaven is not up but higher, a
higher dimension to the dimension we live in. In the Bible we see the Lord
even uses directions like east and west, east meaning away from Heaven and
west nearer to Heaven. People think it is to do with being left and right.
Yes and No also. The actual meaning comes when we understand the root
Hebrew words used for them.

Yesterday's message we received was on how worldly understanding become
binds to our eyes and prevents us from understanding the Truth or knowing
the Kingdom of God. Today the Lord is telling us to know Him we need to
climb mountains. He does not tell us to literately climb mountains but
tells us to be separated from worldly understandings and worldly wisdom, to
know Him.

In the Gospel of John, Jesus tells us to go to Heaven we need to be
born-again. Like I told you before the Greek word actually means born from
above. The born from above means being born with understanding of the
higher spiritual dimension and not in the understanding of the carnal
worldly dimension.

Surely overcoming the understanding of this world is not easy so also
climbing steep mountains is not easy. That is why God does not expect us to
climb steep cliffs but has given us a smooth slope to climb, meaning given
us lots of time to slowly climb the mountain.

If you see mountain climbers the best one first goes ahead and after
climbing to a height he anchors pecks into the mountain and lets a rope
down. The rope helps the others to climb easily and also prevents them from
falling off.

Sadly in the spiritual world people have been moving sideways and hardly
upwards that is why even after so many years we have not progressed much in
understanding scriptures. We may think we know a lot looking at the
distances we covered but look at the spiritual understanding (height
covered) it is pathetic.

Let us stop behaving like the Jews who stuck to the letter and since
thousands of years do not know the basics of scriptures. Let us understand
the spirit of the Word through the Spirit of God who also is the author of
the Word. For this let us climb mountains, meaning distance ourselves from
holding on to worldly carnal understanding.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we distance ourselves from the yeast of this world and yeast
of religious people who are filled with lots of knowledge but knowledge of
this world. They speak of You all the time but are far from You and do not
know You. Lord let us be renewed in our minds and other areas of our heart
(inner-man)...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 14:23 - And when he had sent the multitudes away, he went up into a
mountain apart to pray: and when the evening was come, he was there alone.

Isaiah 2:2 - And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain
of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and
shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.

Isaiah 30:29 - Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity
is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe to come into
the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.

Micah 4:2 - And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to
the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will
teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go
forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

Matthew 4:8 - Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high
mountain [Greek word means to be taken up and no earthly mountain is high
enough to see the world], and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world,
and the glory of them;

Matthew 16:6 - Then Jesus said unto them, Take heed and beware of the
leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.

Mark 12:38-39

38 And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which
love to go in long clothing, and love salutations in the marketplaces,

39 And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at
feasts:

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Keeping the Message of the Bible Central
The Bible is the most important book in the world, and for Christians it is just about the only book--certainly the only book that should claim the place of honor in the public worship of God. We are, we trust, duly grateful for every good spiritual book written since the close of the New Testament canon. We do not undervalue the devotional book or the carefully prepared theological work, but when saints meet in communion there should be but one book, the Bible. The place given to the Scriptures by the different churches may be learned from the very architecture of the building in which their congregations gather. The ritualistic church builds itself around the altar. Toward that altar all eyes are directed and around that altar various and sundry choirs are ranged, to chant or respond or sing as the occasion may demand. The typical Protestant church is quite different. Its center of interest is the pulpit, and upon that pulpit rests a copy of the Bible printed in the language of the people. Preachers may come and preachers may go, but that old pulpit Bible remains. There it lies while generations pass, a source of light in the world's darkness, a fountain of pure water in the world's barren desert. And that minister is considered the best who can expound its sweet mysteries. Lack of oratorical gifts will be forgiven if the man of God will but open the Book and give his hearers to eat of the heavenly manna.

Verse
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth."
2 Timothy 2:15

Thought
The pulpit has been replaced by the small podium or just empty space. Preachers seem to walk miles around the platform. Pulpit Bibles are a thing of the past. Pulpits and pulpit Bibles are not biblically decreed. But the careful exposition of the Bible i

Prayer
Lord, may Your Word be central in our church services. May it be clearly and carefully presented so that we might grow
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To be like Christ - Love and Spirit

Philippians 2:1 - If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any
comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies,

If you read Philippians 2:1-18 Paul talks about being like Christ and he
starts this with today's verse and in the verse we see he points to 2
factors one love and the other fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

We hear many who say the Greek word Agape means 'God like of love' and
Agapo as 'human like of love' and this they get from the Strong's
concordance.

Before I learnt Greek (level 1) I too used to carry this understanding but
then I realized Agape simply means love and Agapo is a conjugation of it
meaning 'I love'. This misunderstand is used by Muslim Dawahs (debaters)
against Christians, they point out that the Jesus of the Bible was a
homosexual for He had 'human kind love' towards His disciples (those Dawahs
hate Christians and want to point errors in the Bible do this but those who
respect Jesus do not, there are some who even made a movie on this
foolishness).

If we understand love we will realize before Christ man did not know love
and it was Christ who showed us what true love is. We all say we love but
when we match our love to Christ's love for us then we all fall short.
Jesus told His disciples (that is you and me) 'love one another as I have
loved you'. Yet we many a times state we love some more than others, even
if it is our own family members. Understand we become liars and lack Christ
discipleship when we state we love our family more than our brethren,
indirectly saying we love our family members more than Christ loved us. We
may have different responsibility towards different people, like towards
our family and towards our brethren but we cannot state we are true
Christians and at the same time state we love our wives, husbands,
children, parents etc. more than another brother or sister. Thus if we
measure by the gauge of love we all fall short of being true Christians.

The second important measure of being like Christ as Paul points out is our
fellowship with the Holy Spirit.

Every Christian is called to have a person to person fellowship with the
Spirit of God. We are called to be more than Moses. Moses did not see the
glory of God (God spoke to him through dark clouds) for he would have died
if He did but we who are in Christ, who have died and being born anew in
Him can see and experience His glory. The Lord spoke to Moses through dark
clouds but to us He can speak like He spoke to Saul and made him Paul. We
can talk to the Lord spirit to Spirit like Saul did. Moses' face shown
bright that people could not see his face even though the Lord spoke to him
through dark clouds how much more would happen to us. In the case of Jesus
as man He could transfigure which we will do the day the Truth becomes
whole in us (what people call as 'Rapture').

Our ever step and our ever work should be led by the Spirit of God and our
every relations with our brother or sister in the Lord should be Christ
kind love, and these are the root or foundational requirement for us
Christians.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we do not measure ourselves according to the standards which
the world follows or has set, but let us measure ourselves according to the
standards set by You. Lord we know it is impossible for any human to scale
to that levels set by You. But Lord we are not children of this world or of
vanity, we are your children and we know we have something of You in us
which makes it possible for us to be like You. Lord we ask You to take
charge of us and speak to us like You spoke to Saul more than a man speak
to another...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 13:34-35

34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have
loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love
one to another.

Romans 13:8 - Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that
loveth another hath fulfilled the law.

John 1:12-13

12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
of God, even to them that believe on his name:

13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.

Romans 8:14 - For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the
sons of God.

Acts 9:3-8

3 And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined
round about him a light from heaven:

4 And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul,
why persecutest thou me?

5 And he said, Who art thou, Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus whom thou
persecutest: it is hard for thee to kick against the pricks.

6 And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to
do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall
be told thee what thou must do.

7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice,
but seeing no man.

8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no
man: but they led him by the hand, and brought him into Damascus.


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Prayer during persecution

Acts 4:27-30

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,
both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of
Israel, were gathered together,

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be
done.

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants,
that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may
be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Christians always complain of persecution but the irony is that if it was
not for persecution Christianity would not have grown or become what it has
become today, it probably would have been history like many other
religions. This is not only the story only of Christianity but also with
other religions. We see most religions that has faced persecution has come
out strong and grown even though they do not have the foundation of truth
in them. The problem we see lies in man.

Persecution is very necessary to test the belief of person. If the person
does not really have a strong belief then, when persecution comes he gets
easily offended and becomes a victim, but if he has strong belief then
persecution makes his belief even stronger and makes him to grow. This is
not only with belief even countries or races that suffered their own
mistakes did not develop much but those who faced persecution or suffered
at the hands of other have really developed and grown. Man is such a being
that unless he is not pushed against the wall or resisted he will not take
the initiative to grow and move higher.

Existence of a problem and being effected by the problem are 2 different
things. Bible does say there will be persecution but does not say we have
to face persecution and suffer persecution. It says 'when persecution
comes' we are called to do certain things and that too depending on our
spiritual growth. I always quote Acts 8:1 as an example. We see during the
first great persecution which caused the Believers of Jesus Christ
(Christians) to flee, even in this the Apostles did not flee they were
still in Jerusalem.

Think of it with people like Saul (Paul) leading mobs traveling from city
to city to catch the disciples of Jesus Christ and bring them back to be
punished would they have not shortened their problem by laying their hands
on the leaders. Yet their attention was not drawn to the Apostles who were
still in Jerusalem but was on the others who were still little spiritually.

The people who really suffer during persecution are not the strong in faith
but those who are weak in faith, those who have no faith or have little
faith. Bible says pray for Jerusalem and never says pray for Israel or for
Sons of Zion. The terms have nothing to do with the places or the people of
those places but are symbolic to spiritual stages. Jerusalem symbolizes the
little in faith and we are all called to pray for the little in faith.

In today's message we see the Believers did not fear persecution but prayed
God would use them for His glory. So let us know time of persecution means
time of moving ahead. God would have liked to happen but for our sake He is
compelled to allow this. So let us not thank Him but know that great things
await us who pass through it.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we know the times and understand since long we have not been
doing much so the shaking is sure to come. Lord we pray your people move
and do the mission they are called for else they will perish...

This prayer we make in Jesus

Prayer during persecution

Acts 4:27-30

27 For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast anointed,
both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the people of
Israel, were gathered together,

28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be
done.

29 And now, Lord, behold their threatenings: and grant unto thy servants,
that with all boldness they may speak thy word,

30 By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may
be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

Christians always complain of persecution but the irony is that if it was
not for persecution Christianity would not have grown or become what it has
become today, it probably would have been history like many other
religions. This is not only the story only of Christianity but also with
other religions. We see most religions that has faced persecution has come
out strong and grown even though they do not have the foundation of truth
in them. The problem we see lies in man.

Persecution is very necessary to test the belief of person. If the person
does not really have a strong belief then, when persecution comes he gets
easily offended and becomes a victim, but if he has strong belief then
persecution makes his belief even stronger and makes him to grow. This is
not only with belief even countries or races that suffered their own
mistakes did not develop much but those who faced persecution or suffered
at the hands of other have really developed and grown. Man is such a being
that unless he is not pushed against the wall or resisted he will not take
the initiative to grow and move higher.

Existence of a problem and being effected by the problem are 2 different
things. Bible does say there will be persecution but does not say we have
to face persecution and suffer persecution. It says 'when persecution
comes' we are called to do certain things and that too depending on our
spiritual growth. I always quote Acts 8:1 as an example. We see during the
first great persecution which caused the Believers of Jesus Christ
(Christians) to flee, even in this the Apostles did not flee they were
still in Jerusalem.

Think of it with people like Saul (Paul) leading mobs traveling from city
to city to catch the disciples of Jesus Christ and bring them back to be
punished would they have not shortened their problem by laying their hands
on the leaders. Yet their attention was not drawn to the Apostles who were
still in Jerusalem but was on the others who were still little spiritually.

The people who really suffer during persecution are not the strong in faith
but those who are weak in faith, those who have no faith or have little
faith. Bible says pray for Jerusalem and never says pray for Israel or for
Sons of Zion. The terms have nothing to do with the places or the people of
those places but are symbolic to spiritual stages. Jerusalem symbolizes the
little in faith and we are all called to pray for the little in faith.

In today's message we see the Believers did not fear persecution but prayed
God would use them for His glory. So let us know time of persecution means
time of moving ahead. God would have liked to happen but for our sake He is
compelled to allow this. So let us not thank Him but know that great things
await us who pass through it.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we know the times and understand since long we have not been
doing much so the shaking is sure to come. Lord we pray your people move
and do the mission they are called for else they will perish...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 13:21 - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while:
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by
he is offended.

Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there
was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they
were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria,
except the apostles.

Luke 21:12-20

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute
you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought
before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye
shall answer:

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks,
and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that
the

Ezekiel 9:4-8

4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that
sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst
thereof.

5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the
city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women:
but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.
Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the
slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that
I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy
all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

Name, Amen.

[Reference Sciptures]

Matthew 13:21 - Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while:
for when tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by
he is offended.

Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there
was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they
were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria,
except the apostles.

Luke 21:12-20

12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute
you, delivering you up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being brought
before kings and rulers for my name's sake.

13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.

14 Settle it therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye
shall answer:

15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks,
and friends; and some of you shall they cause to be put to death.

17 And ye shall be hated of all men for my name's sake.

18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.

19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that
the

Ezekiel 9:4-8

4 And the LORD said unto him, Go through the midst of the city, through
the midst of Jerusalem, and set a mark upon the foreheads of the men that
sigh and that cry for all the abominations that be done in the midst
thereof.

5 And to the others he said in mine hearing, Go ye after him through the
city, and smite: let not your eye spare, neither have ye pity:

6 Slay utterly old and young, both maids, and little children, and women:
but come not near any man upon whom is the mark; and begin at my sanctuary.
Then they began at the ancient men which were before the house.

7 And he said unto them, Defile the house, and fill the courts with the
slain: go ye forth. And they went forth, and slew in the city.

8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, that
I fell upon my face, and cried, and said, Ah Lord GOD! wilt thou destroy
all the residue of Israel in thy pouring out of thy fury upon Jerusalem?

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How to know Jesus and experience Him

John 14:21 - He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will
love him, and will manifest myself to him.

Most people would say if we love Jesus we will keep His commandments, they
do not realize to keep His commandments we need to have it first. This is
the area of problem for most Christians since they try to keep something
they do not have and thus keep something else which they call the
“commandments of God” but are in fact keeping “commandments of man” even
though they came from God through man. You may wonder what I am trying to
say.

Understand though we may follow words from the Bible it is not necessary we
are doing the will of God. The Jews were people of the Book but they were
always accused by the Lord as people who did not know Him and who did not
obey Him, the reason was they never understood the Book / Law. They kept
the words of Moses which the Lord spoke through him yet it is written the
Jews kept the Law of Moses but when Jesus kept them it is written the Law
of the Lord.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 3:6 the letter kills the Spirit gives life. Even
though we may be following the Bible yet we may be on the path of death and
not on the path of life. To really have life we need to have understanding
of the Bible and without understanding we will not have life. Life comes
from the understanding of scriptures, when the understanding becomes alive
in us and not by following or memorizing scriptures. Bible says the Law
came through Moses but Truth came through Jesus Christ meaning it was Jesus
who showed us the true understanding of the Law given through Moses. Jesus
called this understanding ‘Living water’. All water is not good for life
for impure water can be poisonous; it might not kill the person immediately
but will slowly destroy the life of the person. Jesus compared living water
like fresh spring which not only quenches thirst but even enriched the
person.

God gave us His Word through the ages yet He says He once again writes His
Word not on stones (or any dead material) but in our living hearts
(minds/spiritual man) and that too with His own Finger. The Finger of God
means the Spirit of God and it is writing of the Word in our hearts by
Spirit which we call baptism of the Spirit.

When we get baptized in the Holy Spirit the process of having the Living
Word in us, starts. It does not mean we immediately know everything, it
means we start the journey to know the Word. God does not expect us to
abide by the Book the day we accept Him in our lives but He does expect us
to abide by what the Spirit of God reveals to us of His Word.

In today’s message the Lord says if we love Him we will abide by the Law
that is in our hearts and when we do that Christ will be manifested in us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray that your people do not follow the law of man in the name of
the Lord but follow the Law of the Lord as revealed by the Spirit of the
Lord. We pray that our hearts be like living tablets on which your Living
Word be engraved. We pray our bellies be springs of living water for
others...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Corinthians 3:6 - Who also hath made us able ministers of the new
testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth,
but the spirit giveth life.

John 1:17 - For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by
Jesus Christ.

Luke 2:23 (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that
openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;)

John 7:19 Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the
law? Why go ye about to kill me?

John 7:23 If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law
of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a
man every whit whole on the sabbath day?

John 4:10 - Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of
God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have
asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 7:38 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his
belly shall flow rivers of living water.

Hebrews 8:10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of
Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their
mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they
shall be to me a people:

Hebrews 10:15-17

15 The Holy Spirit also is a witness to us: for after that he had said
before,

16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith
the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I
write them;

17 And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

Acts 7:42-51

42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it
is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye
offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in
the wilderness?

43 Yea, ye took up the tabernacle of Moloch, and the star of your god
Remphan, figures which ye made to worship them: and I will carry you away
beyond Babylon.

44 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;

46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the
God of Jacob.

47 But Solomon built him an house.

48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith
the prophet,

49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye
build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist
the Holy Spirit: as your fathers did, so do ye.



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Disobedience of Men of God

Jonah 1:1 - Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai,
saying,

We see in today's message the Lord spoke to Jonah since Jonah was a Man of
God. Jonah did love the Lord greatly, more than his life but Jonah did not
understand the purpose and lacked knowledge of the Lord's power, the Lord's
nature and the plans of God. Due to this lacking Jonah tried to over smart
the Lord and we see at the end the Lord had a greater testimony through
Jonah.

Today we have many Men of God who love the Lord dearly and have a great
passion to do the Lord' work but due to their lack of knowledge of the
Kingdom of God they do things which go contrary to the desires and purpose
of the Lord.

Let's be clear in the Kingdom of God there is no Robinhoods. Our God is a
righteous God and in His Kingdom things are black and white and there is
nothing like grey. Yes the Lord is slow to anger and merciful, but that
does not mean God is blind and has no principles. There are many Preachers,
Pastors and Church leaders who do good things but use wrong means which the
Lord would not approve of.

Just to give an example yesterday there was this brother who was a senior
Church leader and was doing something that was not right. He wanted to do
the Lord's work but the means was not right so when I tried to stop him in
a gentle way he told me 'Jesus is coming soon' meaning he was trying reach
people in a rush. I wanted to tell him it would have been better he read
what he was distributing, had he understood it, he would know when Jesus
would come (approximately), and secondly he would know any seed sown in
wrong means will not bear good fruit. You would have a plant and even a
tree but it would not have good fruit.

Men of God may say many things to justify their wrong means but at the
background it is their ego, their fame, their status, their own carnal
desires which they are trying to hide behind their work.

Jonah tried to hide his hatred for the people of Nineveh. He felt it was
right to see these people be punished for the wrong they did to the
Israelites. But he lack to know the heart of God or the nature and purpose
of God.

We may do great work as Men of God in the eyes of the people but let us
always give thought to see if God would find our work pleasing to Him. Woe
is the day when the Lord asks us what spirit operates in us; while we
always thought it was His Holy Spirit working in us.

Understand God does not need a great army to bring the world to know Him,
He desires a man who surrenders to Him totally and walks in His ways to
make the world to know Him. So let us not be many but little; even if we
are few but mature in Him, He will go great things through us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we understand the purpose of your Kingdom and thus know that
any means will not justify our work and that the means is the purpose of
your Kingdom. You Lord are Almighty and Lord of the harvest. It is You who
give the harvest and giving good yield harvest is in your hands. Lord we
pray your people do not behave like Jonah to have great testimony on how
bought them back to do your work but have a testimony of how You blessed
them with a great harvest by their obedience to your voice...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 10:2 - Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but
the labourers are few [oligos also means little]: pray ye therefore the
Lord of the harvest, that he would send forth labourers into his harvest.

Matthew 25:23 - His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful
servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things [oligos - little
things], I will make thee ruler over many things [polus - large things]:
enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Luke 9:52-56

[In some manuscripts the name Elijah is written and in some no name is
written]

[BGT]

52 And he sent messengers ahead of him, who went and entered a village of
the Samaritans, to make preparations for him.

53 But the people did not receive him, because his face was set toward
Jerusalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you
want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”

55 But he turned and rebuked them.

56 And they went on to another village.

[BYZ]

52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a
village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.

53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would
go to Jerusalem.

54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt
thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even
as Elias did?

55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of.

56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save
them. And they went to another village.


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They will hate you for what you speak

Luke 23:4,5 - Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I
find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He
stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from
Galilee to this place.

In today's message the Jews show why they hated Jesus and wanted Him dead
and the scripture says because of what He taught.

Jesus spoke and it was not just talk but He accompanied this talk with
action and this combination was getting to the people and causing the
religious leaders and those concerned of the traditions of the Jews to
worry so much that they wanted Him out of their way permanently.

We Christians are told to have nothing to do with unbelievers but yet we
are not told to separate from them since if we are called to witness to
them then we will also need to socialize with them. Jesus socialized with
tax collectors, Pharisees, Sadducees etc. those who Christians would not
like to socialize with. But Jesus knew they needed help more than anyone
else so He spent more time with them.

We as Christians are called to separate ourselves with regards to beliefs
and spiritual things with people of this world but we are called to dwell
amongst them, to reach out to them and save them.

A good Christian is a Christian who has a good social circle of unbelievers
who love him or her, yet get uncomfortable when he or she speaks about
spiritual things. It shows he or she is making an effect on their lives. If
he or she was just talk then they would not spare him or her but because
his or she talk is also backed by action makes the people not to outright
reject him or her and at the same time makes them uncomfortable to continue
their way of life.

The Lord is telling is not to look at Christians to gauge how good a
Christian we have ben but to look at non-Christians around us and see how
good a Christian we have been.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we as Christians are called to witness You to people of this world, a
world that hates You. Lord we are also called to love those who hate us and
pray for those who curse us. Lord we pray we know how and where to draw the
line of socializing with people of the world so that we do not compromise
You and the truth so as to please people of this world. That we make reach
out to the people who dwell in darkness and show them the path of light...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Corinthians 6:14 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness?

Romans 11:13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an
apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry

Ephesians 2:1-2

1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you
Gentiles—

2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was
given to me for you,

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you, and persecute you;

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your
name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of
it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated
you.

1 Corinthians 5:9-13

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the
covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out
of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is
called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer,
or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye
judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among
yourselves that wicked person.



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They will hate you for what you speak

Luke 23:4,5 - Then said Pilate to the chief priests and to the people, I
find no fault in this man. And they were the more fierce, saying, He
stirreth up the people, teaching throughout all Jewry, beginning from
Galilee to this place.

In today's message the Jews show why they hated Jesus and wanted Him dead
and the scripture says because of what He taught.

Jesus spoke and it was not just talk but He accompanied this talk with
action and this combination was getting to the people and causing the
religious leaders and those concerned of the traditions of the Jews to
worry so much that they wanted Him out of their way permanently.

We Christians are told to have nothing to do with unbelievers but yet we
are not told to separate from them since if we are called to witness to
them then we will also need to socialize with them. Jesus socialized with
tax collectors, Pharisees, Sadducees etc. those who Christians would not
like to socialize with. But Jesus knew they needed help more than anyone
else so He spent more time with them.

We as Christians are called to separate ourselves with regards to beliefs
and spiritual things with people of this world but we are called to dwell
amongst them, to reach out to them and save them.

A good Christian is a Christian who has a good social circle of unbelievers
who love him or her, yet get uncomfortable when he or she speaks about
spiritual things. It shows he or she is making an effect on their lives. If
he or she was just talk then they would not spare him or her but because
his or she talk is also backed by action makes the people not to outright
reject him or her and at the same time makes them uncomfortable to continue
their way of life.

The Lord is telling is not to look at Christians to gauge how good a
Christian we have ben but to look at non-Christians around us and see how
good a Christian we have been.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we as Christians are called to witness You to people of this world, a
world that hates You. Lord we are also called to love those who hate us and
pray for those who curse us. Lord we pray we know how and where to draw the
line of socializing with people of the world so that we do not compromise
You and the truth so as to please people of this world. That we make reach
out to the people who dwell in darkness and show them the path of light...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Corinthians 6:14 - Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness?

Romans 11:13 Now I am speaking to you Gentiles. Inasmuch then as I am an
apostle to the Gentiles, I magnify my ministry

Ephesians 2:1-2

1 For this reason I, Paul, a prisoner for Christ Jesus on behalf of you
Gentiles—

2 assuming that you have heard of the stewardship of God's grace that was
given to me for you,

Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse
you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully
use you, and persecute you;

Luke 6:22 Blessed are ye, when men shall hate you, and when they shall
separate you from their company, and shall reproach you, and cast out your
name as evil, for the Son of man's sake.

John 7:7 The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of
it, that the works thereof are evil.

John 15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated
you.

1 Corinthians 5:9-13

9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:

10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the
covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out
of the world.

11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is
called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer,
or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye
judge them that are within?

13 But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among
yourselves that wicked person.



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Do not lead people to you but to the Lord in you

Acts 5:15-16 - Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets,
and laid them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter
passing by might overshadow some of them. There came also a multitude out
of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them
which were vexed with unclean spirits: and they were healed every one.

We see the first time the Church went through persecution it was perceived
by the incident which is stated in today's message.

It is great to see the power of God when people are healed and that too
like in this incident where everyone was healed. We see the same happened
with Jesus many a times but Jesus did not do it every time. We see at time
people would touch Jesus and they would be healed but there times Jesus did
not, like a time when Jesus was surprised when a woman stole a healing by
touching the hem of His garment. Even though Jesus was (Part of) God who
became man yet He did not draw people to glorify the man character of Him.

Here we see people were so much taken by the power of God working through
Peter that they started to idolize him to that extend that they placed sick
people on his way so that his shadow would fall and they get healed. Their
focus moved from the God of Peter to the anointing on Peter. The people
also tried the same with Paul by stealing his work cloths to blessed people
and heal them.

People do not know where to draw the line between the Man of God and the
power working in the Man of God. Peter may not be directly blamed for the
people lifting him up or glorifying him but he could have stopped what was
coming by rebuking them when they placed people on his pathway for his
shadow to fall and heal them. Surely it was the Lord who did the healings
through Peter but at times the Lord tests the hearts of His people to see
if the people are focused on Him or more on His blessings, and at that time
the Man of God / leader can be the important element.

We see the same happened with David in his battle with the Philistines.
David was thirsty and it wasn't that there was no water at all among his
army, but when David said he desired to drink from a specific well of
Bethlehem. His people who idolized him did not discern his human part from
the Man of God in him. David knew they were wrong and repented for his
mistake but the Lord had not forgiven his people and the Lord put David to
a test to count his people to which David failed and thus the Lord punished
his people by sending an Angel to slew them.

A Man of God can stand between the wrath of God and the people but at the
same time he can also be the cause of the downfall of his people. The
moment the people start to glorify the man in the Man of God and not the
God in the Man of God it is the duty of the Man of God to correct his
people. If he takes pleasure in the praises of the people then he can be
the cause of the problems of his people.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray your anointed ones know they are just vessels set for your
work and everything comes for You alone. We pray your people know that You
do not share your glory with anyone who is corrupt or not part of You.
Father until we are part of You in Heaven where we will be glorified in
You, we remember glory belongs to You alone, to You, your Son and your
Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Samuel 23:14-17

14 David was then in the stronghold, and the garrison of the Philistines
was then at Bethlehem.

15 And David said longingly, “Oh, that someone would give me water to
drink from the well of Bethlehem that is by the gate!”

16 Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and
drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried
and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to
the LORD

17 and said, “Far be it from me, O LORD, that I should do this. Shall I
drink the blood of the men who went at the risk of their lives?” Therefore
he would not drink it. These things the three mighty men did.

1 Chronicles 21:1 - Then Satan [adversary - destroying Angel] stood against
Israel and incited David to number Israel.

2 Samuel 24:1-2,10-17

1 And again the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel, and he moved
David against them to say, Go, number Israel and Judah.

2 For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which was with him,
Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to Beersheba, and
number ye the people, that I may know the number of the people.

10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And
David said unto the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done: and
now, I beseech thee, O LORD, take away the iniquity of thy servant; for I
have done very foolishly.

11 For when David was up in the morning, the word of the LORD came unto
the prophet Gad, David's seer, saying,

12 Go and say unto David, Thus saith the LORD, I offer thee three things;
choose thee one of them, that I may do it unto thee.

13 So Gad came to David, and told him, and said unto him, Shall seven
years of famine come unto thee in thy land? or wilt thou flee three months
before thine enemies, while they pursue thee? or that there be three days'
pestilence in thy land? now advise, and see what answer I shall return to
him that sent me.

14 And David said unto Gad, I am in a great strait: let us fall now into
the hand of the LORD; for his mercies are great: and let me not fall into
the hand of man.

15 So the LORD sent a pestilence upon Israel from the morning even to the
time appointed: and there died of the people from Dan even to Beersheba
seventy thousand men.

16 And when the angel stretched out his hand upon Jerusalem to destroy it,
the LORD repented him of the evil, and said to the angel that destroyed the
people, It is enough: stay now thine hand. And the angel of the LORD was by
the threshingplace of Araunah the Jebusite.

17 And David spake unto the LORD when he saw the angel that smote the
people, and said, Lo, I have sinned, and I have done wickedly: but these
sheep, what have they done? let thine hand, I pray thee, be against me, and
against my father's house.

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Be children of the light

John 12:36 - While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the
children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide
himself from them.

In today's message we read of Jesus speaking of the light. He said while
you have the light believe in the light. Most people would state Jesus was
speaking of Himself as the light. We see after speaking this Jesus departed
and hid Himself from them. If He was talking of Himself as the light would
He hide Himself.

Now the Greek word used here is 'phos' and comes from the root word 'phao'
which means to manifest or radiate rays of light. To understand today's
message one need to understand the nature of light from start to end. Light
is a form of energy, it is a particle which travels in form of waves and it
originates when high energy is released. Light travels very fast yet takes
time to travel and is the largest means of measuring distance and by
studying the wave, one can find how old this light is and also what its
origin would be like and how far it would be. When light hits an object it
reflects the nature of that object and at the same time also gets partly
absorbed by the object becoming part of it.

The Humble space telescope captured light travelling through space and from
that data they could find the (approximate) age of the universe (by the way
this does not go against the Biblical creation but in fact proves the Bible
true).

Jesus is the man, who God (Part of God) humbled and became. He was as much
human as you and me. The power which worked in Him was not His own God
power for if He did then His humbling and becoming an example (corner
stone) would be a lie. So the power that worked in Him as man was the power
of the Holy Spirit.

If we read in Genesis God spoke to Noah after the floods and He made a
covenant between Noah (his generation) and between Him, that He will not
destroy Noah's generation and the proof of that would be the rainbow (bow)
in the sky. The rainbow is symbolic to the Seven Spirits of the Lord same
as the Candle Stand with seven candles in the Tabernacle and is symbolic to
the Holy Spirit. In other words God said His Spirit is not forever with man
and there would be a time He would take back His Spirit from man and when
that time comes, so will the complete destruction of man come. Like He said
this time He would sake not just the earth but even other levels of the
Heavens (lower Heavens i.e. Hell, Grave and our world - creation).

In today's message Jesus is telling us we become the light when we let the
Holy Spirit to work through us and in us. He also says not to take for
granted the Spirit of God and as quickly as we can we should let the Spirit
of God to work in us and through us. Paul puts the term children of light
as Sons of God by saying those who are led by the Spirit become Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord let us be the light unto the world not shining our own light but
glorifying the Holy Spirit and the works of the Spirit of God in us and
through us. Lord we pray we led others not to us but to your Spirit since
your Word says 'not by my might, nor by my power but by my Spirit'. Lord we
pray we know the value and importance of your Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 9:9-16

9 “Behold, I establish my covenant with you and your offspring after you,

10 and with every living creature that is with you, the birds, the
livestock, and every beast of the earth with you, as many as came out of
the ark; it is for every beast of the earth.

11 I establish my covenant with you, that never again shall all flesh be
cut off by the waters of the flood, and never again shall there be a flood
to destroy the earth.”

12 And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant that I make between me
and you and every living creature that is with you, for all future
generations:

13 I have set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be a sign of the covenant
between me and the earth.

14 When I bring clouds over the earth and the bow is seen in the clouds,

15 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living
creature of all flesh. And the waters shall never again become a flood to
destroy all flesh.

16 When the bow is in the clouds, I will see it and remember the
everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh
that is on the earth.”

Genesis 6:3 Then the LORD said, “My Spirit shall not abide in man forever,
for he is flesh: his days shall be 120 years.”

Ezekiel 21:5-7

5 And all flesh shall know that I am the LORD. I have drawn my sword from
its sheath; it shall not be sheathed again.

6 “As for you, son of man, groan; with breaking heart and bitter grief,
groan before their eyes.

7 And when they say to you, 'Why do you groan?' you shall say, 'Because of
the news that it is coming. Every heart will melt, and all hands will be
feeble; every spirit will faint, and all knees will be weak as water.
Behold, it is coming, and it will be fulfilled,'” declares the Lord GOD.

Zechariah 4:6 Then he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to
Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the LORD of
hosts.

Revelation 4:2-5

2 At once I was in the Spirit, and behold, a throne stood in heaven, with
one seated on the throne.

3 And he who sat there had the appearance of jasper and carnelian, and
around the throne was a rainbow that had the appearance of an emerald.

4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and seated on the thrones
were twenty-four elders, clothed in white garments, with golden crowns on
their heads.

5 From the throne came flashes of lightning, and rumblings and peals of
thunder, and before the throne were burning seven torches of fire, which
are the seven spirits of God,

Revelation 10:1 - Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven,
wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the
sun, and his legs like pillars of fire.

2 Peter 3:1-5

1 This is now the second letter that I am writing to you, beloved. In both
of them I am stirring up your sincere mind by way of reminder,

2 that you should remember the predictions of the holy prophets and the
commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles,

3 knowing this first of all, that scoffers will come in the last days with
scoffing, following their own sinful desires.

4 They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the
fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the
beginning of creation.”

5 For they deliberately overlook this fact, that the heavens existed long
ago, and the earth was formed out of water and through water by the word of
God,


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Between eat and seek what to eat is the line drawn

Luke 12:29 - And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink,
neither be ye of doubtful mind.

People should not think that today's message tells us as Christians we are
called not to eat food or drink or eat and drink less. God in no way is
telling us to ignore our health and not to feed our bodies the nourishment
it needs.

If one reads the scripture it clearly says 'seek not what' to eat or to
drink. If one sees God was pleased with Daniel for he lived a sober life.
Even though he dwelled in the palace of the greatest ruler of the world at
that time yet he lived a life of a common Israelite. He took this decision
because he was aware of the suffering of his other fellow brethren.

We as Christians as called to mourn and be sorrowful, yet to be joyful. We
are called to be sorrowful because of our brethren who are lost and far
from the Lord or are suffering due to their lack of spiritual growth. At
the same time we are to be joyful because when trials come we know they
will pass and soon our day of victory will come.

We as Christians are called to live a sober life knowing that the pleasures
of this world may take us away from the Kingdom of God which we truly seek.

We as Christians should learn the meaning of overflow. When God blesses us
more let us allow overflow to other vessels and not keep increasing the
capacity of our vessel to contain more and more.

If we read the Greek word 'meteorizo' translate as double mind is a
compound word which means 'not to be lifted or raised'. We see Paul too
tells us to be sober irrespective of our age or spiritual growth and not to
be lost in the pleasures of this world for the pleasures of this world
cause us to be off guard and thus causes us to be spiritually asleep.

Again I like to point out as Christians we are called to nourish our body
and take care of it, giving it what it needs in its time but we are called
not to give what it desires. We are called to be sober in spirit not lost
with the pleasures of this world, to be watchful of our thoughts and our
deeds, watchful of the spiritual things that come against us and watchful
of the times.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we do not live for pleasing the desires of the flesh and
perish. We pray we know where to draw the line of need and desire when it
comes to things of this world. But Lord let us be thirsty and hungry more
and more for the things of the Spirit. Teach us to be like Daniel whom You
took pride in as calling him a righteous man. Even though You bless us more
and more help us to not increase the standard of our living but increase
the standards of our giving...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Thessalonians 5:6-9

6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are
drunken in the night.

8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of
faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

Luke 6:38 - Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed
down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your
bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured
to you again.

Titus 2:1-14

1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in
charity, in patience.

3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness,
not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands,
to love their children,

5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own
husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine
shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,

8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary
part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please
them well in all things; not answering again;

10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the
doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live
soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great
God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and
purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.


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Come out of the belly of the fish

Jonah 2:10 - And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah
upon the dry land.

We all must have heard the news of the US Supreme Court passing the law of
same sex marriage across the US. We read this country was built by
Christians and today we see this very Christian country is doing the most
unchristian thing, the very thing which God truly hates.

You may wonder why I am raising this topic in today's message? Yes I am
raising this topic for in today's message we know why this happened and
understand what will happen and how this country is going to be saved.

We know Jonah who was a Man of God, he had good communication with God was
told by the Lord to go on a mission to save Nineveh (in Hebrew means 'abode
of son' and in Greek means 'offspring of ease') but he hated the people of
Nineveh so much that he went the other way so that the people of Nineveh
face the wrath of God hoping that he would not reach in time even by force
in any human way and what was spoken would come to pass. But we see God
used an unnatural way to get Jonah to reach Nineveh and do what God had set
him to.

USA was founded not by accident it was the Believers (Protestants) that
founded this country. They were people who had fled the Catholic atrocities
in Britain and France. We see the people of this country were and even
today many are a blessing to Christians around the world. What one would
wonder how could a country having a many great Christians (even a Christian
President) would pass law like this? People cannot just blame him for this
law since it was passed by the court and we see large part of the country
celebrating it.

In today's message we understand how this happened.

The Hebrew word for fish is 'dag' and this word comes from the root word
'dagah' which means growth or increase. The Lord is telling us in today's
message this country was blessed with immense grace and the favor of the
Lord was on it, like Jonah was blessed by the Lord and set for a mission so
also was this country but then this country refused to do the mission the
Lord had set it for so the Lord has caused it to be swallowed by a large
fish called prosperity and every American had one aim and goal to be rich,
even if they came to the Lord they would first ask to be blessed with
prosperity. Like Jonah was in the belly for 3 days and 3 nights so also we
see this country was in the belly for almost 300years (the economy growth
started in the early colonial times - 1800AD). We see in USA as country
prospered so also Christian Churches prospered and became rich at the same
time evil too has grew in the USA unlike anywhere in the world.

Today the only way for the Lord to save this country is to speak to their
prosperity like the Lord spoke to the fish and the fish vomited Jonah out
on dry land.

The Lord is telling them do not run after prosperity for even the children
of Israel suffered greatly at the hands of Assyrians (the Hebrew word for
Assyria means 'step' symbolizing prosperity). Nineveh was the capital of
Assyria. The way the Assyrians killed the children of Israel even Hitler's
concentration camps were like nursery compared to them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord we pray for your people who dwell in the land of USA. We pray You
deliver them from facing your wrath. We pray Lord they seek You more than
the riches and pleasures of this world. May they live for You and your
Kingdom more than seek the kingdom of this world. We pray You speak to this
fish in whose belly they are getting consumed and dying, may this fish
vomit them on dry land of your grace and truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Jonah 1:1-3,11-17
1 Now the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying,
2 Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry against it; for their
wickedness is come up before me.
3 But Jonah rose up to flee unto Tarshish from the presence of the LORD,
and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he paid
the fare thereof, and went down into it, to go with them unto Tarshish from
the presence of the LORD.
11 Then said they unto him, What shall we do unto thee, that the sea may
be calm unto us? for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous.
12 And he said unto them, Take me up, and cast me forth into the sea; so
shall the sea be calm unto you: for I know that for my sake this great
tempest is upon you.
13 Nevertheless the men rowed hard to bring it to the land; but they could
not: for the sea wrought, and was tempestuous against them.
14 Wherefore they cried unto the LORD, and said, We beseech thee, O LORD,
we beseech thee, let us not perish for this man's life, and lay not upon us
innocent blood: for thou, O LORD, hast done as it pleased thee.
15 So they took up Jonah, and cast him forth into the sea: and the sea
ceased from her raging.
16 Then the men feared the LORD exceedingly, and offered a sacrifice unto
the LORD, and made vows.
17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah
was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.

Jonah 3
1 And the word of the LORD came unto Jonah the second time, saying,
2 Arise, go unto Nineveh, that great city, and preach unto it the
preaching that I bid thee.
3 So Jonah arose, and went unto Nineveh, according to the word of the
LORD. Now Nineveh was an exceeding great city of three days' journey.
4 And Jonah began to enter into the city a day's journey, and he cried,
and said, Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown.
5 So the people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on
sackcloth, from the greatest of them even to the least of them.
6 For word came unto the king of Nineveh, and he arose from his throne,
and he laid his robe from him, and covered him with sackcloth, and sat in
ashes.
7 And he caused it to be proclaimed and published through Nineveh by the
decree of the king and his nobles, saying, Let neither man nor beast, herd
nor flock, taste any thing: let them not feed, nor drink water:
8 But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth, and cry mightily unto
God: yea, let them turn every one from his evil way, and from the violence
that is in their hands.
9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his fierce
anger, that we perish not?
10 And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God
repented of the evil, that he had said that he would do unto them; and he
did it not.


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By the witness of two or three a matter is confirmed

Deuteronomy 19:15 - One witness shall not rise up against a man for any
iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two
witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be
established.

We see in today's scripture the Lord specifies no person can be condemned
for a crime by the witness of a person unless two or three witnesses
confirm this matter. The Hebrew word used for witness here also means
evidence so the Lord also says by single evidence no person can be
convicted. To be convicted a person needs minimum two or three evidences.

Bible says the Lord abides by His Word (lifts His Word) so it means even
for Him He cannot break His Law. In the Bible we see every prophecy will
have 2 or 3 times being written in different books that is why we have the
books of Moses, the books of the Prophets (Psalms is considered part of
books of the Prophets) and the New Testament. In Bible study the second
stage of Bible study after concordance is cross-reference where scriptures
across various books are linked which speak of the same matter/prophecy. So
to establish an understanding one cannot do so just on one scripture but
needs at least two or three scriptures from different books to confirm it.
The Bible being the Word of God, God who is not a liar as man is, thus if
we find any scripture (even one) going against our understanding, we need
to drop that understanding like a hot potato (immediately).

In our last message we see God set the Son of Man to judge mankind and in
today's message He says for Him also this Law is true therefore Jesus said
He would not judge by His understanding alone but by the One who is True
and that One is the Holy Spirit.

Bible says on that day the Books will be opened and if we go by today's
message by single evidence we cannot be convicted, we need another one or
two evidences to be convicted.

If we study our inner-man it also has a form like our physical body and
various parts (5 parts) and one part of the inner-man holds records.
Science seems to state the grey matter / cells in our brain hold
information but they do not realize it is held in the inner-man therefore
knowledge (like skills) can be inherited like curses are (that is why we
see children getting smarter generation by generation).

On Judgment Day we will not have just Son of Man who will judge mankind but
we will also have the Spirit of God testifying. We will also have not just
the Book of Records of the Lord as evidence but we will also have our own
book (the records in our inner-man) as evidence therefore there would be no
justification we will be able to give for our misdoing.

Bible says only those who hold the Fruit of Truth (not human truth but the
Truth of God which we get with the Help of the Holy Spirit - Spirit of
Truth) in them would be covered by the Fruit of Righteousness by the Lord
Jesus Christ (stated as the Blood of Jesus Christ) and will be able to
enter Heaven. Heaven is not a place up (earth is round) but an upper /
higher dimension to what we exist in.

Let us understand we can fool man but cannot fool God for on Judgment Day
we will not be able to justify ourselves. It is better we concentrate to
hold the Truth of God in us and this Truth does not mean knowledge of the
Bible but means the understanding which comes when we live the Word of God
in our lives. That is why Jesus said when we keep His Word we are His
disciples (who follow Him) and will know the Truth (for we will know more
as we live more of the Word) and then the Truth will set us free.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we know when we believe in You we are not convicted for our sins but
when we do not keep your Word or do not glorify You in our lives then our
sins will convict us of rejecting your Word thus bring us to your wrath.
Lord we pray we do not just seek your Word but also live it that we may
receive the Truth and your Righteousness which Adam and Eve lost in the
Garden of Eden and we thus thrown out...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 5:28-32

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment
is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which
hath sent me.

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Revelation 20:12 - And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God;
and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book
of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in
the books, according to their works.

Psalms 138:2 - I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name
for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast magnified thy word
above all thy name.

Acts 28:23 - And when they had appointed him a day, there came many to him
into his lodging; to whom he expounded and testified the kingdom of God,
persuading them concerning Jesus, both out of the law of Moses, and out of
the prophets, from morning till evening.

Matthew 18:15-17

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him
his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast
gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that
in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if
he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a
publican.

Ephesians 5:9 - (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)

John 8:31-32

31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in
my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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In Him we have redemption

Colossians 1:14 - In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the
forgiveness of sins:

The stumbling block for most people is, how can the sacrifice of one man
justify the sins of all those who believe in Him. Ask a Muslim to believe
in this and it becomes the biggest hurdle for him or her to cross, once he
or she crosses this hurdle than that Muslim will immediately accept Jesus
Christ as their Lord and Savior. Interestingly Islam believes Isa (who they
assume as Jesus) will come again in the end days and kill all the
Christians and Jews and by their killing he would justify the sins of all
the believing Muslims. Most Muslims do not know in their books all Muslims
would not go to Paradise even though all the religious righteousness they
do, but only 1 of the 70plus sects that exist in Islam would go to Paradise
and which one they are not sure.

Bible says sin came into existence when Commandment was given. One cannot
break the law if the law is not in existence. Law started with the Lord
telling Adam (and Eve through him) to not eat of the Tree of Good and Bad
(doubt). We see before that when God created everything He said it is good
so the only thing that was bad that existed at that time was Satan. So
until that moment of temptation Adam and Eve were innocent of Satan and did
not know him, but by eating of the tree they came to know him. God knew
Satan but Adam by eating of the Tree and breaking the Commandment which God
gave him not only became aware of Satan but the nature of Satan started
manifesting in him. We see later God in His anger cursed the nature of Adam
on all his generations by calling them Adam (which means man). But when the
Lord came as a human we see the OT does not use the Hebrew word Adam for
Him but the Hebrew word Ishi which also means man.

Paul uses the word corrupt for man who is a sinner. We see Jesus used the
word unclean (unholy) spirit for the evil spirit and the word Holy Spirit
for the Spirit of God.

We see what we are judged for is more for the nature and not the sin
(output of the nature), though if we go to Hell by not believing in the
Lord then we suffer the sins in us. But the decision of judgment is not of
how little or more sins we committed but on what nature is in us.

Jesus said unless we are not born from above (translated as born-again) we
will not be able to go to Heaven. When Jesus said born from above He meant
when we disconnect from the unholy nature of Adam (inflected by Satan) and
put on the holy nature of Jesus Christ (the Nature of God) in us. Before
Jesus (Lord came as man), mankind did not know God (His Nature), but in
Jesus the whole Nature of God was manifested i.e. man was ignorant of love
but in Christ we come to know the true meaning of love.

Let us understand by saying we as Christian believe in Him we have to
acknowledge Him for who He is but we also need to reject the nature of Adam
(the sinful nature) in us and put on the Nature of Jesus Christ, though
this process may take time and may not be complete before we die but being
in the process at the time of death counts us as being in Him and thus we
get to go to Heaven.

Let us understand by we loving Jesus Christ or believing He is God come as
man and became a sacrifice for us does not make us true Christians but we
become true Christians when we reject the sinful nature which we have
inherited from our earthly father Adam and through Christ put on the Nature
of our Heavenly Father to become Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord we thank You for your love and mercy. Even though man rejected the
perfect Nature of You but knowing and put the nature of Satan by sinning
yet You came as man to bring back your Nature back again in man and make
them again Sons of God. Lord we pray we understand the meaning of being
Christ and know the seriousness this battle in us of rejecting the old
nature of Adam and putting the Nature of You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Colossians 1:13-20

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated
us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of
sins:

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in
earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or
principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in
earth, or things in heaven.

Genesis 5:1-2

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created
man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.

Romans 6:6-9

6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of
sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

8 Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with
him:

9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath
no more dominion over him.

Ephesians 4:20-24

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:

22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

Colossians 3:6-10

6 For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of
disobedience:

7 In the which ye also walked some time, when ye lived in them.

8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy,
filthy communication out of your mouth.

9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his
deeds;

10 And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the
image of him that created him:

Romans 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image
made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and
creeping things.

Romans 8:21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the
bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

1 Corinthians 15:42, 50-54

42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it
is raised in incorruption:

50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,

52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.

53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality.

54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.


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Circumcision for the truth of God

Romans 15:8,9 - Now I say that Jesus Christ was a minister of the
circumcision for the truth of God, to confirm the promises made unto the
fathers: And that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy; as it is
written, For this cause I will confess to thee among the Gentiles, and sing
unto thy name.

Some weeks back I was told to preach on circumcision and was I programed to
think circumcision meant cutting off the pleasures or fleshy desires,
circumcision of the reproductive organ was symbolic and circumcision of the
heart was true circumcision. But when I studied this topic in depth I was
in for a big surprise.

If one understands this they would also know why God asked only the males
to be circumcised and not the female (which sadly Islamic fanatics follow
and is not only barbaric but life threatening to the girl).

Ask any person and they would think the fore skin of the male reproductive
organ is the part that is most sensitive for the male, but when you study
the anatomy of man you will find the place where maximum nerves end is not
at the skin. There are two other places on the organ where man feels more
than the foreskin. So any man who has been circumcised does not lose his
pleasure during intercourse as thought.

Circumcision in simple terms is cutting of the falsehood thus true
circumcision is the circumcision of the mind. That is why God asked only
the males to be circumcised and not the females for the same symbolism does
not hold true for women.

The Lord is telling us in today's message, unless do not come to the
knowledge of true pleasure and reject the false pleasures we will not be
true Christians. As a Christian a person needs to know the truth of life,
the purpose of life and it is this truth that keeps us on the path to
Heaven, which in other words means keeps us in Christ. Abraham did a
symbolic circumcision and formed the first Church but Jesus performed true
circumcision and formed the true Church.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we are filled with lies from birth that is why our values are
corrupted. Lord we pray we are renewed in mind and born again in spirit,
this we know we can only through your Spirit. Holy Spirit let not the lies
and the pleasures of these lies get hold of us but let our yes be opened to
the truth and we overcome these lies. Circumcise our minds O Lord...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Deuteronomy 10:16 - Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be
no more stiffnecked.

Deuteronomy 30:6 - And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and
the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.

Jeremiah 4:4 - Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, and take away the
foreskins of your heart, ye men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem: lest
my fury come forth like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of
the evil of your doings.

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Come from an unknown God to make Him known

John 17:25 - O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have
known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.

In the Bible we see the worlds used for God as Yahweh, Elowah (singular),
Elohim (plural) etc. but people do not refer to some names which the Lord
uses for Himself like Jealous (Exodus 34:14) or Baal /Baali (Hosea 2:16).
People are uncomfortable to associate these words to the Lord the main
reason being they do not God. They do not know the meaning of the words or
the meaning of spiritual name. Can we associate worldly, temporary words as
names to someone divine and eternal?

Ask any human about God and they know someone exist, this being is super
natural and is responsible for this creation (even an atheist knows but
does not publicly agree) but who this being is just mystery to them.

As a Teacher of His Word I have been blessed by the Lord to understand the
depth of scriptures and get the revelation of the hidden things of the
Kingdom of God. At my every teaching if I do not get a new revelation I do
not enjoy preaching and I myself feel sleepy while preaching, and this has
happened some times. But when I have a revelation I am all pepped up to
preach and that is why I enjoy preaching because He does not disappoint
(unless the people are not interested at all to hear Him). Why I am telling
you things because these revelation are so awesome like you have won some
great treasure and at times you land up telling God please hold back for
they become too much to take. Just one revelation leads you to understand
hundreds of scriptures since all are interconnected. And one of the
greatest revelations I received was lately that is to know who God is. Even
though I got to know see a glimpse of who He is but even that was too much
for me. It took me weeks to digest and that too by understanding just one
simple word 'Spirit' (but you need to have a good foundation of other
things in Heaven first).

Yesterday I was teaching some youth about Christ and due to the short time
I gave the small view of who the Lord is and the ground below their feet
shook. They did not in their in their wildest imagination dream such things
but when I finished most of the Bible was much clear to them.

We Christians know Jesus Christ is Son of God but not even a handful know
Him or know His Father that is why they speak words like Trinity and Triune
God while Bible uses the word Godhead (singular). Each one of us has
various assumptions and presumptions of Him but our assumptions and
presumptions will not change Him.

Talk to theologians and they are so full of human knowledge that it becomes
impossible for them to know God. For them our God becomes a greater deity
among other deities. Knowledge is good but do not be filled with human
knowledge, seek more of the divine knowledge of His Kingdom.

Let us stop behaving like cattle following teachings of man and let us seek
Him more and more, not seeking only things from Him.

Understand there is nothing without Him and with Him is everything. Knowing
Him and being with Him will bless us with all goodness but rejecting Him
will only cause unimaginable pain and suffering.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God and there is none other than You. Lord, time and
again man has asked You your name which has angered You. Lord we pray man
realizes and acknowledges You for who You are so as to know who they are
and what is in store for them in Heaven, it is then they will value Jesus
Christ and His sacrifice in their lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 34:14 For thou shalt worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name
is Jealous, is a jealous God:

Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt
call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

Exodus 3:13-15

13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of
Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto
you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?

14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou
say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children
of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of
Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for
ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Judges 13:17-18

17 And Manoah said unto the angel of the LORD, What is thy name, that when
thy sayings come to pass we may do thee honour?

18 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my
name, seeing it is secret?

Proverbs 30:4 - Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath
gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who
hath established all the ends of the earth? what is his name, and what is
his son's name, if thou canst tell?

John 1:18 - No man [being] hath seen God at any time; the only begotten
Son, which is in the bosom [creek] of the Father, he hath declared him.

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world
are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his
eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Colossians 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

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Misleading by misquoting

Amos 7:11 - For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and
Israel shall surely be led away captive out of their own land.

Today's scripture says Jeroboam would die by the sword but when we read
chronicles (records) it was Jeroboam's son Zachariah who died by the sword
and not Jeroboam (the 13th king of Israel - the first king of separated
Israel also shared the same name). So was the Prophet Amos wrong? No.

We see the priest misquotes Amos purposely so as to set the Prophet against
king. The prophet Amos stated the sword would fall on the house of Jeroboam
and not on Jeroboam and this did happen.

We see what happened here happening with people of other religions who
debate against Christians or preach against Christianity. They will take
little part of the Bible and add their assumptions to it and mislead
people. Because of their hatred against God and the madness of their minds
they do not see the Truth so they take their corrupt understanding and mix
them with part Biblical text and misquote to mislead people.

Today's message is warning against them alone but also against many
Christian preachers who sadly also do the same thing. We see many preachers
due to their hardness of heart which is hardened due to worldly and carnal
desires, lack understanding of scriptures and this corrupt understanding
they add with parts of scriptures and misquote the Lord and thus mislead
people, most of the time God would be surprised at the things they preach
in His name.

Book of Acts says when Paul (who at that time was well settled and known
among the people) preached to the people of Berea, these people did not
take Paul at face value. They checked every fact Paul spoke with scriptures
and verified it. And we see Paul had no reason to write to this church
unlike he did to the other Churches.

As a Catholic I know how I was deceived. They told me I was a Christian and
that as a Catholic I would go to Heaven. But when I read the Bible and
studied scriptures I found they were misleading me and everything God said
not to do they were making me do, that too in the name of Jesus Christ.
They were not only assuring that I do not go to Heaven but also assuring I
receive the worst punishment from God after Judgment Day. After this I
learnt one thing not to trust man with Heavenly things so every word that
comes from man I test through scriptures and when it comes to the RC church
even a blank paper I will scrutinize to see if any hidden text is contained
in it. They succeeded in deceiving me because I did not value the Word of
God or value life. My ignorance was what they used to abuse my spiritual
life.

If you value your life and value your relationship with God, do not take
any man's preaching or teaching on the Kingdom of God at face value. Like
the people of Berea please check scriptures and verify if what that person
speaks is the truth. There might be times you may not understand, but that
does not mean you reject the message. If you do not find evidence that the
message goes against scripture do not reject nor accept it. Keep the
message at hold (do not preach it to others) and if it is from the Lord
surely one day it will be confirmed through scriptures.

Today the Lord is telling us not to take anyone who speaks on His behalf at
face value but confirm their every word through His Word, if you and I do
not want to be misled, perish and suffer.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we realize the value of life to understand the value of your
Word which is Instruction of Life. Lord we pray we confirm every word that
we hear from man spoken in your name with the written Word that comes from
You. We pray Lord You give us wisdom, discernment and courage to expose
those who are misleading people intentional or correct them who are
misleading unintentionally...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Amos 7:8-13

8 And the LORD said unto me, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A
plumbline. Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumbline in the midst
of my people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more:

9 And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of
Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam
with the sword.

10 Then Amaziah the priest of Bethel sent to Jeroboam king of Israel,
saying, Amos hath conspired against thee in the midst of the house of
Israel: the land is not able to bear all his words.

11 For thus Amos saith, Jeroboam shall die by the sword, and Israel shall
surely be led away captive out of their own land.

12 Also Amaziah said unto Amos, O thou seer, go, flee thee away into the
land of Judah, and there eat bread, and prophesy there:

13 But prophesy not again any more at Bethel: for it is the king's chapel,
and it is the king's court.

2 Kings 15:8-11

8 In the thirty and eighth year of Azariah king of Judah did Zachariah the
son of Jeroboam reign over Israel in Samaria six months.

9 And he did that which was evil in the sight of the LORD, as his fathers
had done: he departed not from the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who
made Israel to sin.

10 And Shallum the son of Jabesh conspired against him, and smote him
before the people, and slew him, and reigned in his stead.

11 And the rest of the acts of Zachariah, behold, they are written in the
book of the chronicles of the kings of Israel.

Acts 17:10-12

10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto
Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received
the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,
whether those things were so.

12 Therefore many of them believed; also of honourable women which were
Greeks, and of men, not a few.

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Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved

Ezekiel 36:31 - Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings
that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your
iniquities and for your abominations.

Jesus Christ became the only hope to mankind when mankind had no hope. God
is Holy and man with sin cannot enter Heaven or be in His presence.

Yesterday I was speaking to someone about being a Christian and that person
who was bought up in a Catholic background feared to become a Christian by
seeing my life. This person saw how I was not living for myself but more
for others and this person wants to enjoy life. This persons argument was
'does God not us to enjoy life', 'do we not live for our family and our
near and dear ones'?

We see when the young rich man came to Jesus and told Him that he kept all
that God had commanded Jesus told him it was good and then Jesus told him
to sell all he had and follow Him. But the young man did not and left.

God does not hate riches; Jesus did not tell Zacchaeus the chief tax
collector to sell all and follow Him, but Zacchaeus out of his out heart
said he would reimburse all generously from whom he took dishonestly.
Zacchaeus showed money and riches of this world was not an obstacle between
him and God but for the young rich man it was.

It could be riches, it could be enjoyment, it could be relationship, human
love, fame, respect, anything that stands between us and God can be our
mammon. Jesus literally spoke the words it is nearly impossible for a rich
man (man with mammon) to enter the Kingdom of God and also said unless we
do not leave our family we cannot be His disciple. God does not want us to
be beggars nor nomads without any family. He has given and will give us
these things but let them not hinder our relationship with Him.

All riches of this world are useless for us when we die, leaving for the
riches of the Kingdom of God. Also all relationship of this world comes to
an end when we die or when the person dies, leaving for our relationship as
brethren in the Lord which we continue in Heaven.

This person also told me Bible says if I believe in Jesus Christ I am saved.

It is true Bible says if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ we are saved.
But one should understand what this 'believe' means. It does not mean to
just believe Jesus existed like Muslims do or the Jews do, it also does not
mean that Jesus was God in the flesh for John says any person which does
not believe Jesus Christ was human like you or me is not from God and has
the spirit of antichrist in him or her. We need to understand the term 'God
manifested in the flesh' which Paul uses for Jesus in his letter to
Timothy. Also in his letter to Philippians Paul says the Lord humbled
Himself and became human. So if you look at these so called 'believes' that
Muslims, or Jews, or Catholics have of Jesus does not qualify them to be
saved.

Another important fact of our belief in Jesus Christ is that He is our
Savior. This is not a title but is a role which He plays in our lives. What
is important to understand can a person who does need to be saved have a
savior? Does a healthy person need a doctor or does a sick person need a
doctor?

Unless we do not realized we are sinners and as sinners there is no hope
for us to go to Heaven, we will not have a need to believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ and believe He died for our sins and by His resurrection He
defeated the curse of Hell. This whole process of believing is called being
baptized in the Lord Jesus Christ (water baptism/dying to sin). What is
very important to understand is that this baptism does not confirm our
entry to Heaven but qualifies us to be able to go to Heaven. It is only
when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit who is promised to us or whom we
receive as a token by our baptism in Jesus Christ do we get to enter
Heaven. We need to submit to His Spirit and it is through His Spirit we
become like Him and thus be citizens of Heaven (Sons of God).

Jesus said if we live for ourselves (our needs, our desires etc.) we will
lose this life but if we live for the Kingdom of God and for the glory of
God then we will save our lives.

Believing in the Lord Jesus Christ requires us to realize all mankind is in
sin including ourselves, thus a Part of God (Son) humbled Himself and
became man. As man He was like you and me but yet there was no sin in Him
by birth (for He had no human father) or by His life (He was without
blemish). By His death and resurrection He paid for our sins and defeated
the cursed of Hell. He also made available for us to receive His Spirit so
that by being led His Spirit we become Sons of God and get to go to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord Jesus when there was no hope You became our hope. Lord You made a way
for man to return to the Father. We pray Lord that those who are deceived
by religion may know religion does not save. Our goodness does not qualify
us to go to Heaven but only by faith do we receive the grace to be saved
from Hell and by your Spirit we get to go to Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Galatians 5:16 - This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not
fulfil the lust of the flesh.

1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come
in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof
ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

1 Timothy 3:16 - And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness:
God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels,
preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into
glory.

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

John 3:5 - Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:18-22

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou
shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false
witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as
thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my
youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou
hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and
come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for
he had great possessions.

Matthew 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth
his life for my sake shall find it.


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What is written will come to pass

Luke 18:31-34

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up
to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning
the Son of man shall be accomplished.

32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and
spitefully entreated, and spitted on:

33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he
shall rise again.

34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from
them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

We see in this scripture Jesus knew what He was in for and this is not
because He was God. Understand Jesus was God the Son (Part of God the
Father) who humbled Himself in the beginning of creation and came as man
about 2000 years ago. You need to understand the humbling means He give up
His glory (God powers) but not His Nature so even when He became man the
Nature of God was manifested in the flesh.

If one understands birth both natural and spiritually then one would
understand His birth as man in the womb of Mary was the world’s first
surrogate birth at a time when science did not exist. Thus even though He
was born as a normal human He had not inherited the corrupt (sinful) nature
of His mother (He did not have a human father). It is by this one would
understand why He directly called His mother ‘woman’ but before men called
her ‘mother’. As man what Jesus knew was only through His study of
scriptures thus what was not written He did not know.

Jesus is the man whom God humble and became for a mission and after His
mission He returns to what He was. People do not know Him therefore they
expect to see Jesus in Heaven when He returns with His Bride. Will the Son
not return to the Father and return to His glory after finishing what He
humbled Himself for?

Let me share a great revelation which the Lord had given me long time back.

If one reads Revelation 22 it says ‘God and the Lamb’ and people assume
this Lamb to be Jesus for He was called the Lamb of God. If one checks the
Greek word used there is ‘arnion’ while the word lamb as in John is
‘amnos’. If one finds the root of the word ‘arnion’ it is ‘arrhen’ which is
man. If one understands what Paul said when he said some of us will judge
Angels then one will understand this scripture. Jesus as man was the first
true uncorrupt man and thus is called the ‘corner stone’ and through Him
many are redeemed and made like Him. Thus the ‘Arnion’ referred in
Revelation in the chapters before 22 is indeed Jesus for He was the first
man to be in Heaven but in Revelation 22 after the union (wedding) of God
and man (the New Temple / Heavenly Jerusalem) Jesus is no longer man but He
is God and we (those who overcome) are the ‘man’ written there. We are the
Heavenly Temple in which God dwells, in other words we are a part of God
[God is Spirit].

This word Arnion is used only once outside Revelation and in another form
as ‘aren’ (Luke 10:3), it is written here as ‘lamb among wolf’ but if one
checks the Greek words the translations is a result of reverse engineering
due to ‘Church Theology’. They assumed the word lamb in Revelation and then
made Luke 10:3 to be also lamb. If one translates these words by their root
meaning the words ‘lamb among wolves’ is actually ‘man in white hair (as in
white skin of animal)’. If one understand righteousness as on this creation
and perfect Righteousness of God one will understand this. The effect of
this is seen when the seventy went on the mission.

In Today’s message the term ‘Son of Man’ is used and God is telling us
today like every prophesy in the man Jesus was fulfilled, so also every
prophesy in our lives will be fulfilled, and one day man will be one with
the God (Father and Son) and will experience His glory. Glory which God did
not allow anyone to touch will one day be experienced by mere redeemed man.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we thank You and praise You for You have lifted up minuscule man who
is worth nothing more than a worm and made him to be glorified in You. Lord
we thank You that You humbled yourself and became not only an example but
also made a way for us to be united in You. Open the eyes and minds of your
people to understand the things that You have set for them in Heaven so
that their sacrifice of the flesh and sanctification here on earth may seem
nothing for them...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Revelation 22:3-5

3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb
shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:

4 And they shall see his face; and his name shall be in their foreheads.

5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither
light of the sun; for the Lord God giveth them light: and they shall reign
for ever and ever.

Luke 10:2-3

2 Therefore said he unto them, The harvest truly is great, but the
labourers are few: pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he would
send forth labourers into his harvest.

3 Go your ways: behold, I send you forth as lambs among wolves.

Revelation 22:8-13

8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and
seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me
these things.

9 Then saith he unto me, See thou do it not: for I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of
this book: worship God.

10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this
book: for the time is at hand.

11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let
him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:
and he that is holy, let him be holy still.

12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be.

13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.

John 17:5 - And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the
glory which I had with thee before the world was.

John 6:42 - And they said, Is not this Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose
father and mother we know? how is it then that he saith, I came down from
heaven?

John 8:42 - Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love
me: for I proceeded forth and came from God; neither came I of myself, but
he sent me.

John 16:28 - I came forth from the Father, and am come into the world:
again, I leave the world, and go to the Father.

John 10:30 - I and my Father are one.

John 1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only [begotten - not in
scripture] Son, which is in the bosom [creek] of the Father, he hath
declared him.

John 10:34-35

34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?

35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the
scripture cannot be broken;

1 Corinthians 2:9 - But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard,
neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath
prepared for them that love him.

1 Corinthians 6:3 - Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more
things that pertain to this life?


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