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Post  Admin on Mon 14 May 2012, 10:27 pm

The Lord of the Vineyard will come and destroy the tenants of His Vineyard

Mark 12:9 - What shall therefore the lord of the vineyard do? he will
come and destroy the husbandmen, and will give the vineyard unto
others.

Firstly I like to make clear I am not against or pro any nation. I may
have a soft corner for my country India because I dwell in that
country. I am only pro God's people irrespective of where they live,
am against the forces that come against God's people and also against
those who have intentions to harm my country, forces both external and
internal for I love God's people and have a soft corner for my
country.

I as man and still overcoming my flesh have a soft corner for my
country but had Jesus been man walking on earth I am sure He would not
have been having the same feelings like mine. Before Pentecost it was
the Jews who held the promise of God by blood but after Jesus died for
the sins of all those who believe in Him irrespective of Jew or
Gentile (folk in the hold and those lost) and when the Spirit was
given to His folk at Pentecost the story became global and not local.
That is why we see most Apostles moved out of Israel and went
throughout the world. They preached only the Lord Jesus Christ and not
Judaism, for example Thomas who came to India preached Jesus Christ
thus we Indians do not know ABCD of Judaism but know the Lord Jesus
Christ.

Sadly there are many Christians who do not really know Jesus; they
worship the man Jesus and not the Lord Jesus Christ thus land up in
the times before the Day of Pentecost. They may live in different
parts of the world but their hearts and minds are still in Jerusalem.
They love the Jews more than they love God or God's people.

Being born a Jew yet we see Jesus had warned the Jews in his parable.
Jesus told them that they (the Jewish church) would not only reject
Him but would kill Him; He (as man) who is the rightful heir of God's
people and for this God would revenge them. We did see in 70AD the
Jews in Jerusalem we killed in thousands and again in the First World
War. But it does not end there for the Bible speaks of more such
disasters coming against these people.

The whole Bible talks of two Churches or the two women. In Ezekiel
they are called the daughters of the prostitute with the second being
worst (greater prostitute) than the first. Both are termed Babylons
the second called Babylon the great. God used the term prostitute for
these churches who sold themselves for their carnal desires, the first
Church being the Jewish Church. They both rejected the Son, the first
killed Him as man among those who held the promise in blood and the
second killed His understanding among those who came to Him and held
the promise in spirit (by faith). Both claim to worship the Lord, the
first say they worship YHWH and do not know that YHWH is the Lord
Jesus Christ who humbled Himself and became man. The second say they
worship and follow the Lord Jesus Christ but have rejected His Word
and without His Word what is the Lord Jesus Christ? He was the human
manifestation of the Word; He was the Word that became flesh. They
have created an amputated Lord Jesus Christ for themselves - Christ
without His Word.

In today's message the Lord is reminding us an account will be taken
of these churches and they will bear the consequence of their doings.
As for those who are really His and still among these would be removed
out and would come to know the Lord and be glorified as His people as
His glory will indeed be manifested in this world.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, Jesus You said the ways of the world are broad but the way to
The Father's House is narrow. You also said You will judge your folk
and separate the sheep from the goats. Those on the right would enter
Heaven and those on the left would enter your wrath in the lake of
fire. Lord, You love your people and would not want any of them to be
destroyed so would do anything to save them. You would not let the
sacrifice of Jesus Christ to be vain. Lord, work amongst us and let
your glory come and let the people know You and your own return to
You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 12:1-11
1 Then He began to speak to them in parables: "A man planted a
vineyard and set a hedge around it, dug a place for the wine vat and
built a tower. And he leased it to vinedressers and went into a far
country.
2 "Now at vintage-time he sent a servant to the vinedressers, that he
might receive some of the fruit of the vineyard from the vinedressers.
3 "And they took him and beat him and sent him away empty-handed.
4 "Again he sent them another servant, and at him they threw stones,
wounded him in the head, and sent him away shamefully treated.
5 "And again he sent another, and him they killed; and many others,
beating some and killing some.
6 "Therefore still having one son, his beloved, he also sent him to
them last, saying, 'They will respect my son.'
7 "But those vinedressers said among themselves, 'This is the heir.
Come, let us kill him, and the inheritance will be ours.'
8 "So they took him and killed him and cast him out of the vineyard.
9 "Therefore what will the owner of the vineyard do? He will come and
destroy the vinedressers, and give the vineyard to others.
10 "Have you not even read this Scripture: 'The stone which the
builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
11 This was the LORD'S doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes'?"

Ezekiel 23:1-4
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in
their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised
the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister:
and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus their
names; Samaria Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

Zechariah 5:5-11
5 Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me,
Lift up now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.
6 And I said, What is it? And he said, This is the ephah that goeth
forth. He said moreover, This is their appearance in all the land
7 (and, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead); and this is a
woman sitting in the midst of the ephah.
8 And he said, This is Wickedness: and he cast her down into the
midst of the ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth
thereof.
9 Then lifted I up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there came forth
two women, and the wind was in their wings; now they had wings like
the wings of a stork; and they lifted up the ephah between earth and
heaven.
10 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these
bear the ephah?
11 And he said unto me, To build her a house in the land of Shinar
[Babylon - land of two rivers]: and when it is prepared, she shall be
set there in her own place.

Revelations 17:1-7
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials,
and talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee
the judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and
the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
fornication.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw
a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy,
having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked
with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her
hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE
GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with
the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with
great admiration.
7 And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will
tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth
her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.



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Once Saved forever Saved?

Matthew 22:11 - And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw
there a man which had not on a wedding garment:

Yesterday a brother called me and was telling me of how many youths
have this wrong understanding that if they believe in Jesus Christ
they are sealed from sin and they cannot sin. They also believe they
are now in the hands of God and on their way to Heaven and nothing can
stop them from going to Heaven.

To put it in a picture - if I am in Mumbai and someone gives me free a
ticket to London, that does not mean I have reached London. To be in
London I need to first reach the airport, board the flight and travel
all the way to London. There are many possibilities on the way which
can stop me from reaching London, like me missing the flight, the
flight crashing on the way or the flight getting cancelled completely
with no possible accommodation on another flight.

The first thing people do not understand is the purpose why Jesus
came. Most think Jesus came to take us to Heaven by dying on the
crucifix; those who think this have little chances to reach Heaven.

Paul puts sin in two aspects one he refers as ‘sins’ and other as
‘sin’. The first is the wrong doings and the second the nature to do
wrong. Jesus by His sacrifice cleansed us of the first. With regards
to the second Jesus as man could not do much other than became an
example as one who overcame the nature to sin and one not having the
sin nature (He became our cornerstone) .

To help us overcome the nature of sin Jesus Christ gave us His Spirit
and that was the most important reason He came for, the cleansing was
part process towards this. It is only by the working of the Holy
Spirit in us that we overcome the sin nature. It is the Holy Spirit
who removes us from the branch Adam and grafts us into the Branch-
Jesus Christ. That is why Jesus said unless we are not baptized in
water (Jesus Christ) and in Spirit (Holy Spirit) we will not enter
Heaven. This baptism does not mean just dipping someone in water nor
pouring water and oil on someone’s head in the Name of Jesus.

The main problem with people is that they do not know what Heaven is.
All think Heaven is up even though the earth is round. People do not
know the only ones who can go to Heaven are Sons of God and what the
term Son of God means is not clear. They are confused between God the
Son and Son of God. As man Jesus was Son of God and so also are all
the Angels. People in their confusion use a capital S for son when
connected to Jesus and small s for the others.

Being Son of God is to do with the Image of God being in us. Adam was
called Son of God when He sinned and lost the image of God. The most
noteworthy point to note is that the fallen angels were still called
Sons of God just before the floods during Noah and after that they
were called devils and had also lost their powers since then.

Going to Heaven is all about the ‘12’. It was because of the
importance of the 12 that the Lord in the Old Testament the Lord
orchestrated History with the 12 tribes of Israel and in the New
Testament with the 12 Apostles. Heaven is not made of earthly gold or
precious stones but of spiritual things. The 12 precious stone which
are noted in the book of Revelations are the ones which symbolized the
12 tribes and they in turn symbolize the 12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

In Galatians Paul wrote of the 9 Fruits and then wrote of the 3
remaining in his letter to Ephesians. Paul did this because these 3
were not something which man could grow.

The fruit of Truth is received by the working of the Holy Spirit in
us. It is only after this we receive the Fruit of Righteousness from
the Son and thus get eligible to receive the Fruit of Holiness from
the Father. Today’s message talks of the Righteousness of the Son
being in the parable like the weddings dress without which the guest
is thrown where there is terrible pain and suffering (lake of fire).

Entering Heaven without the Fruits of Truth and Righteousness is not
possible and it is by our baptisms that we get them.

By believing in Jesus Christ we are saved from Hell but that does not
give us a guaranty that we will enter Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You said not by my power nor by my strength, but by my Spirit.
Holy Spirit it is by You alone that the Truth is revealed unto man.
Jesus Christ by His death and resurrection made You available to us.
Jesus also said unless we are born again we will not enter the
Father’s House and without You we cannot be born again. Holy renew us
take us from Adam and root us in Jesus Christ making us Sons so that
we receive the wedding gown and enter our Father’s House...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew22:11- 14
11 And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man
which had not on a wedding garment:
12 And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not
having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13 Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and
take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be
weeping and gnashing of teeth.
14 For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 7:21-23
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not
prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in
thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity.

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.

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.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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

Romans 6:1-6
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?
3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ
were baptized into his death?
4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like
as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even
so we also should walk in newness of life.
5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death,
we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:
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.

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

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom are all things, and by whom
are all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain
of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

1 John 3:1-2
1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that
we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us
not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear
what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be
like him; for we shall see him as he is.

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Post  Admin on Fri 11 May 2012, 4:52 pm

Getting tomorrow's Newspaper today

Mark 1:2 - As it is written in the prophets, Behold, I send my
messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.

Just today morning I read an article regarding the grave impact of the
nuclear disaster at Fukushima which happened almost a year ago and it
was just a day or 2 before it happened that we received a warning of a
great disaster (read the message dated 22/03/11
http://www.savedbyfaith.info/messages/220311.html and
http://theintelhub.com/2012/03/12/nuclear-expert-fukushima-10-times-worse-than-chernobyl-1-million-cancers/

). As I reposted this on my FB wall and was praying to the Lord for
today's message I received this message.

Paul says we are children of light and not of darkness. This does not
only goes with having knowledge and understanding of spiritual matters
but also goes with having the knowledge and understanding of the
things concerning the natural world.

We Christians should be people who are aware of things before they
happen. We read in 2 Kings when Elijah was to be taken up in a chariot
of fire / whirlwind (it was symbolic to what they saw - they saw him
been taken up on fire like Jesus was taken up on a cloud) at that time
records show that many Men of God there including those under training
at the school of Prophets were aware that Elijah was going to be taken
up by the Lord. It was like this event was published in a newspaper
before it happened which was accessible to all Men of God.

We Christians are called to be people aware of things before they
happen and it is shame to us when we are taken by surprise.

My relationship with the Lord is such that in case of any serious
disaster is to happen I know that He warns me and prepares me for
them. It is not that problems do not come suddenly show up otherwise,
but these do not worry me for I know if the Lord has not warned me
then they are not to be worried of, they will just pass. These
warnings come not only concerning my personal life but also concerning
my family members and people the Lord has connected to my life.

Today there are many Messengers the Lord uses to make us aware of
things before they happen and to prepare us for them. Each one of us
can be His messenger if we are in communication with Him. For this our
communication should not be a one way communication like a TV station
or commercial radio station. Most people's prayer life means being a
broadcast station. These people never be silent or still inside to
listen to what the Lord is telling them but will just keep speaking to
the Lord, telling Him what they feel or want. They do not understand
God really does not need us to tell Him for He knows our every thought
and happening even before it arrives into our mind or come our way.

Let's be children of Light and not of darkness walking with knowledge
of things before they happen, having spiritual access to tomorrow's
newspaper today so as to prepare for the events in advance.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we are called your children, children of the Living God. Lord,
You will never want your children not having an advantage over the
things that are to come. You try time and again to warn us and talk to
us but sadly we do not be still in our lives to listen to You. You
even send your Messengers to tell us and we prefer listening to those
who speak things we like so we ignore your Messengers and their
warnings. Lord, help us to discern people from those whom You have
sent and those who come on their own taking your name...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Kings 2:1-7
1 And it came to pass, when the LORD would take up Elijah into heaven
by a whirlwind, that Elijah went with Elisha from Gilgal.
2 And Elijah said unto Elisha, Tarry here, I pray thee; for the LORD
hath sent me to Bethel. And Elisha said unto him, As the LORD liveth,
and as thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they went down to
Bethel.
3 And the sons of the prophets that were at Bethel came forth to
Elisha, and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away
thy master from thy head to day? And he said, Yea, I know it; hold ye
your peace.
4 And Elijah said unto him, Elisha, tarry here, I pray thee; for the
LORD hath sent me to Jericho. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as
thy soul liveth, I will not leave thee. So they came to Jericho.
5 And the sons of the prophets that were at Jericho came to Elisha,
and said unto him, Knowest thou that the LORD will take away thy
master from thy head to day? And he answered, Yea, I know it; hold ye
your peace.
6 And Elijah said unto him, Tarry, I pray thee, here; for the LORD
hath sent me to Jordan. And he said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy
soul liveth, I will not leave thee. And they two went on.
7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view
afar off: and they two stood by Jordan.

John 12:35-36
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with
you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he
that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
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.

1 Thessalonians 5:5-6
5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we
are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.

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The righteous 'wise' man Job

Job 13:15 - Though He slay [kill] me, yet will I trust [hope] in Him:
but I will maintain [prove] mine own ways before Him.

Among those blessed with immense wisdom in the Old Testament are the
names of Job, Joseph, Daniel and Solomon. Among these Job, Daniel and
Solomon stand out as exceptional each being having something different
about them. No doubt Solomon was blessed with more wisdom than the
others and added more to the Bible in sense of volume but as an
example Solomon did not do well. All his wisdom which is best seen in
his book Song of Solomon (which even today hardly 0.0001 percent
believers understand, most think it to be a book of romance) still did
not sustain him for he was more in theory not applied wisdom. The
wisdom he received was a gift not what was breed in him (therefore it
is better to study God's Word and receive wisdom than to pray and
receive).

In the whole Old Testament when the Lord had to name people as an
example of being righteous people He did not name even people
considered favourite like Abraham, Moses or David but named people
like Noah, Job and Daniel. One can imagine that it was the Lord who
put them as examples!

Among my favourite in the Old Testament is Job. One should understand
this Man of God wrote this book (among other books which are not added
to the Bible) way before Moses (he lived long before Moses). The book
of Job is not Prophetic Word but is an understanding of God's Word.

One may say no Logos (written Word) existed at that time for Logos
started with Moses then where did Job get his base matter on which he
expounded. If one reads the book well Job got his Logos from creation
and both John and Paul also note on this.

The instructions of salvation and about the Kingdom of God was given
to mankind the very day God created creation and was written into the
images in which God created all things. Daniel got his understanding
from scriptures but Job got is from creation. Some of the revelations
coded in the book of Job are just flabbergasting. His understanding
was so awesome to the extend one of his books were not allowed since
man was not ready to receive it and its time was not yet.

Even with all this wisdom, understanding and being righteousness this
great man wrestled (struggled) with the Lord. In today's scripture Job
talks of the time when he will stand before the Lord for judgment and
where no godless man will stand before Him. Job talks of the Judgment
Day when all believers of Lord Jesus Christ will stand before the
Judgement Throne. At this time Job expects to put forth his case
before the Lord in words.

The Bible says the whole Truth is revealed gradually over time and it
is this complete Truth in us which will un-corrupt us and make us
complete Sons of God. It is at this time the story comes to an end
and Jesus comes again.

Job even in all his wisdom and understanding was not aware that when
we stand before the Lord we will not be able to speak a word or even
attempt to argue our defence for the records will be open and these
records will speak about us for themselves. It is frightening when we
know what these records are and it is only then will we realize what
the meaning of the Blood of the Lamb of God means to mankind.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, mankind really has no understanding of the value of your Blood
Sacrifice. It is only when the records are open that none will expect
any man to enter Heaven but at that time it is your Righteousness that
will cover those in You and enable many to enter Heaven. Lord, we
thank You for your eternal Blood Sacrifice. Lord, we pray that we
remain in your sacrifice until our last breath and that we be saved...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Job 13:14-16
14 Wherefore do I take my flesh in my teeth, and put my life in mine hand?
15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain
mine own ways before him.
16 He also shall be my salvation: for an hypocrite shall not come before him.

Romans 1:20-21
20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are
clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His
eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God,
nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their
foolish hearts were darkened.

Revelation 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans
write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness,
[from] the beginning of the creation of God;

Job 19:23-25
23 Oh that my words were now written! oh that they were printed in a book!
24 That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the
latter day upon the earth: (first record of the coming of Jesus Christ
for tis was written before Moses)

Ezekiel 14:14,20
14 Though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they
should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith the
Lord GOD.
20 Though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live, saith the Lord
GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but
deliver their own souls by their righteousness.

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The Lake which no one talks of

Matthew 24:51 - And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion
with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Just log on to the internet and Google for visitations to hell and you
will finds many who claim to have visited hell and returned. Almost
all of them will describe it as a place where Satan rules and evil
spirits torture the souls that are condemned to it and if we search
scriptures to find if the Bible talks of Hell to be such a place and
the answer is 'no'. Research as to where such a picture comes from and
the answer is the early Catholic Church paintings and from Jew's
books. Where did these painters and the Jews get the idea to picture
Hell as a place where fire burns and the answer is the words used to
describe Hell in the Old Testament. The Jews believe that Jesus is in
Hell being tortured in a pot of burning oil that gives an idea of
their understanding.

The New Testament clearly puts Hell as a prison and a place which is
not under the power of Satan but under the power of the Angels of God.
David also states in the book of Psalms that even in Hell he cannot
run away from the presence of God.

Being a prison and under the control of God's Angels does not mean it
is not a place of suffering. When Jesus was delivering the man with a
legion the legion feared He would send them to Hell because they knew
what Hell is and the real suffering it holds.

People think Hell is a place where the souls put there are put in
fire, it is the other way around the fire is not outside but the fire
is inside. This burning fire in some scriptures is described as
eternal worms.

Jesus describes this place in His parable of the rich man and Lazarus
the beggar. The rich man who is in Hell asks father Abraham to send
Lazarus to put a drop of water on his tongue. It was not because he
was thirsty, a man burning in fire will not ask for water to quench
his thirst. He asked for water to be put on his tongue for the fire
was inside of him and not outside.

First thing one should know Hell is a prison where only those who have
not accepted the Lord Jesus Christ are condemned to for the rest of
their spirit life (which is in thousands of years). This was a curse
on man by God to perish when man sinned. Jesus broke this curse by His
death and resurrection. He went to Hell and returned. The prison could
not keep Him for He had no sin in Him, but He went there because He
had all our sins on Him. Jesus did not experience any burning when in
Hell since no sin was in Him. Satan (Lucifer) is imprisoned there and
would be released near the end just before Jesus comes again.

Today's scripture is not talking of Hell but of a place worse than
Hell. This place is not for the unbelievers for the parable puts as an
evil servant been put there. We have hardly any preacher who talks of
this place and if they did we are sure to find many true Christians.
Some of the descriptions given to this place are Lake of fire, Lake of
fire with brimstones and also Lake of sulphur. If one studies these
descriptions one would understand how terrible this place would be.
This place was not designed for man but for Lucifer, the Beast and his
fallen angels. They are the first along with the false prophet who are
put in this place. The Bible says all believers whose names are not
found in the Book of Life will also be put in this Lake. Those in this
Lake suffer so bad that they are made as an example for the Angels
(spirit beings) till eternity.

If we are baptized in Jesus Christ it is very important we are also
baptized in the Holy Spirit. We cannot say we are safe by just
believing in Jesus Christ. Yes we are saved from Hell but we will not
go to Heaven if we are not baptized in the Holy Spirit. It is only by
our baptism in the Holy Spirit that the Law is written in our hearts
and the Spirit of God leads us to keep the Word. If we do not keep the
Word as the Spirit leads us, the Word will judge us when Jesus Christ
comes again and sits on His Judgement seat. All those who are judged
negative will find themselves in the Lake.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord your Word says your people suffer because of lack of knowledge.
This is not true only in this world but also in the spirit world.
People do not have an understanding of what man is and for what
purpose You made Him. They do not have an understanding of what the
Heavens are and Who You are. They have been deceived by Satan and have
glorified him making him like You, the very thing he wanted. Lord, we
pray You open the eyes of your people to the Truth and may they follow
You with fear and trembling like Paul put...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 24:46-51
46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord
delayeth his coming;
49 And shall begin to smite his fellowservants, and to eat and drink
with the drunken;
50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not
for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the
hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Luke 16:22-24
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the
angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth
Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.
24 And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send
Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my
tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.

1 Peter 3:18-19
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the
unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the
flesh, but quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Revelation 20:7 And when the thousand years are expired, Satan shall
be loosed out of his prison,

Revelation 19:19-21
19 And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies,
gathered together to make war against him that sat on the horse, and
against his army.
20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that
wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had
received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image.
These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.
21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the
horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were
filled with their flesh.

Revelation 20:13-15
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every
man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire.

Mark 5:9-10
9 Then He asked him, "What is your name?" And he answered, saying,
"My name is Legion; for we are many."
10 Also he begged Him earnestly that He would not send them out of the country.


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Understanding prophesies and time in the Bible

Jeremiah 1:14 - The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and
hasteth greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man
shall cry there bitterly.

In the Bible we have many scriptures which warn or prophesy of things
'coming soon' or 'near' or 'at hand' or 'quickly' etc. and we find
these scripture that were written thousands of years before are still
believed to be true today.

On one hand we have many who believe almost all scriptures are going
to happen tomorrow and on the other hand we have people who believe
this 'near' or 'coming soon' or 'at hand' is not for us but many years
later. We also have people who claim to believe in Jesus Christ but do
not really believe in these scriptures. These people really do not
know Jesus Christ or who YHWH is and do not realize if they do not
believe even in 1 scripture from the prophetic books of the Bible (all
books of the Bible are not prophetic books for some are testimonies,
chronicles, teachings etc.) it is like indirectly rejecting the Lord
Jesus Christ or calling Him a liar.

The Word of God is multi-dimensional in time. There is one aspect that
causes it to be current when the written Word (Logos) is given by the
Lord to us for the moment thus making it the Rhema or spoken Word.
Irrespective of what the Word is that Word becomes applicable to that
moment in our lives and will be fulfilled in the way it is given to
be.

Then there is the shadow Word which are prophecies fulfilled
historically yet are not primarily for that event. The historical
events are not the complete fulfilment of the scripture but shadows of
the real fulfilment of the scripture (almost all events on the Old
Testament were shadow fulfilled; it was not that the Word was a shadow
but the events were).

Since this is very important I will take a few examples:-

Moses getting the tablets with the Commandments of God written by the
Finger of God (Holy Spirit) on the day of Pentecost was a shadow
fulfilment and was prophetically fulfilled when the Church received
the Holy Spirit that very day after Jesus' Resurrection. This event
also becomes a Rhema fulfilment every time a person is baptized in the
Holy Spirit. The shadow gives a good understanding of what happens in
spirit.

Another example is the scriptures concerning last days. When Jesus was
asked this question Jesus gave warnings which were fulfilled in the
70AD when the Romans attacked Jerusalem and destroyed it completely
but the world did not end. Does that make Jesus wrong? NO.

First we need to understand the scriptures which Jesus spoke were not
new but were given before and were fulfilled once before as recorded
in books of Maccabee. Jesus just added a few details to it. Those
scriptures are still concerning the end times. They were shadow
fulfilled so as to give us an idea of how the events will unfold at
the last days. Events of great importance are shadow fulfilled more
than once, almost all the time we see they are partly fulfilled in the
shadow.

Another example we see most scriptures concerning Israel and the
Promised Land also are of the same case. During the times of Moses /
Joshua we see they were part fulfilled, again in 1900s we see they
were almost fulfilled and even now people think they will be fulfilled
with Israel the country getting the Promised Land. These people want
the shadow more than the real prophesy and they will be disappointed.
The real Israel are the people of God, their real Star of David is the
Lord Jesus Christ and the real Promised Land is Heaven and surely the
scripture will be fulfilled and the real Israel will inherit the real
Promised Land forever, but the earthly Israel will not see the
fulfilment cause it will bring Jesus Christ to a not and by the way
this natural world is not forever and will cease to exist one day.
Also is the case with prophesise concerning Babylon and other
important events.

The real fulfilment or prophetic fulfilment of scriptures happen in
its timeline and one of the greatest difficult parts in Bible Study is
to understand the timeline of events. No one has the perfect
understanding of the whole timeline of events but one can day by day
get a better understanding and clearer view of the timeline as they
grow in understanding of scriptures.

Today's scripture is not a Rhema Word for the day nor is it a shadow
Word (this Word was also given by other Prophets for all things are
confirmed in scripture at least twice or thrice). This Word was given
many a times, fulfilled many times in its shadow but will be fulfilled
in full very soon. Just think how great its impact would be.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, times are at hand which most Prophet spoke of and warned about.
Lord, You are giving us more and more of your Spirit, your grace and
spiritual gifts so as to enable us to stand these times of test. Help
us Lord not only to stand the winds of time but to also hold on to the
others that they may not fall too and also as one we have a better
chance to stand these times of test...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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Preach to Nineveh and cause the glory of God to come

Jonah 1:2 - Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and cry [preach]
against it; for their wickedness is come up before me.

In the Manuscripts the above scripture is a little different.

Jonah 1:2 - To Nineveh the great city preach against-her because she came up.

Most people think that Jonah ran away to Tarshish due to fear of going
to Nineveh but that is not true. Firstly we need to understand Jonah
was a Man of God who had close relationship with the Lord. Secondly
the translations state Jonah went to Tarshish to flee from the
presence of the Lord.

In Psalms David states even in Hell one cannot flee from the presence
of the Lord so Tarshish was not greater than Hell that it could hold
the Lord away.

Tarshish was the furthest point in the east to which ships went. Jonah
was told by the Lord that he would punish Nineveh within a period
unless they changed and He had asked Jonah to go and preach to Nineveh
before that. Jonah knew if he preached repentance there was also a
chance that they would have a change of heart and the people could be
saved. Jonah hated the people of Nineveh so much that he did not want
that even small chance of them being saved, he simply wanted them to
be punished. Jonah was not the only one; every Israelite during that
time had the same feeling towards the Assyrian empire of which Nineveh
was the capital city.

What Hitler did against the Jews was Kindergarten stuff compared to
what the Assyrians did during the time of Isaiah. Like the other
Israelites Jonah also wanted only one thing and that was the
destruction of Nineveh. Jonah knew if the Lord gave a stipulate time
and the time passed then Nineveh would be destroyed so Jonah fled to
Tarshish so that his journey from that place to Nineveh would pass the
stipulate time. But this act of Jonah actually helped the people of
Nineveh to repent for the state in which the Lord bought him to
Nineveh and their false belief caused the people to believe him,
repent and turn from their evil ways. It was like their god telling
them to return from their evil ways and worship the True God. That day
almost 600,000 turned to the Lord.

The word Assyria means 'step' which symbolizes prosperity. It is
worldly prosperity that causes the greatest harm to the people of God
and today like Jonah the Lord is telling us to go to Nineveh the
capital Assyria and preach against it. Nineveh in Greek means
'offspring of ease'. Today's Nineveh are the ministries of blessings
all those who pursue blessings more than the Kingdom of God.

Yesterday just after our message was sent within 3 hours I got news of
one of India's greatest social campaigners raised his voice against a
giant prayer ministry in India. No doubt the ministry is doing good
work by getting people to know God through prayer, but the way they
run their ministry and the way they spiritually supress people from
spiritually growing is against God and His Word. The ministry assets
where thousands and thousands donate or tithe to, is treated as family
wealth.

Like the Lord's desire towards the people of Nineveh is also towards
these people. He desires they repent from their ways and turn to Him.
The day they do will see the greatest revival in the world like one
till date has not been seen or heard of.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, time is come for your Church to move into a time of it glory.
You desire the people You have set to lead, to turn from their ways of
worshipping the golden calf which is prosperity. You want to bless
them with things beyond their imagination but it is only possible when
they reject the things of this world and empty themselves unto You.
Lord, we pray for all the Christian leaders across the world that they
turn from their ways and walk according to your ways. That they cause
the world to know You and your glory to fall on your congregation. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Jonah 1:2-3
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.

Jonah 3:5-10
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.

Jonah 4:1-2
1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.
2 And he prayed unto the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not
this my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before
unto Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful,
slow to anger, and of great kindness, and repentest thee of the evil.
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Right age of marriage

Mark 5:43 - And he charged them straitly that no man should know it;
and commanded that something should be given her to eat.

In the miracle where Jesus bought the daughter of Jarries back to life
there were these instructions which Jesus gave to the people with Him.
The people with Him were Peter, John and Jarries and the instructions
were that no man should know it.

What is that no man should know? Was it that Jesus bought her to life?
For that they would have required her to be hid the rest of her life.

We need to understand there are very few instances where the Aramaic
words are written along with their translations. It was the Apostles
who gave the instructions to translate the half written Gospels from
Aramaic to Greek but yet they made sure some of the words were left as
it was in Aramaic, like in this case. Had it not been important they
would not have done so.

The age of the girl was given as twelve years and there is no other
place other than this where the age of the person healed was given. We
need to understand during those times people would get the girl
married at the age of twelve. The Jews believed that puberty was a
sign of adulthood of a girl and therefore the girls were made to marry
at the age of twelve. We read Islam goes a step ahead and their
prophet married a girl of age nine. They justify themselves with
records of the Jews allowing marriage at the age of twelve. But they
do not try to find out what God had to say about this.

In this event we find Jesus uses the words 'Talitha' which was a term
used for a little girl and according to the Jews such a term used for
a girl of twelve years was not acceptable. They required a person to
address a girl of twelve years as a woman and not little girl. This
was the custom of the Jews but not what the Lord had addressed them.
When Jesus instructed the people with Him not to let others know of
it, it was about the term that He used for the girl and not what He
did to the girl.

We have laws in different countries regarding the legal age of
marriage. Some put as sixteen, some eighteen and some twenty one. But
since people do not understand what marriage is they have these rules.
They look at the physical ability of the body more than the purpose of
marriage. People who think marriage is about sex and reproduction,
therefore have this attitude. We cannot blame the Muslims for
accepting the marriage of their prophet with a girl of nine for they
do not understand what marriage is and why God set rules about
marriage. This is the cause of them having crazy rules concerning
marriage because it is all about gratification of the body more than
the spiritual purpose.

No doubt the body needs to be able for marriage but that does not mean
that once the body is able one can get married. A boy is able to
become a father right from the age of 6. Even though full puberty is
reached at the age of 16 yet their body is able for fatherhood just at
the age of 6. That does not mean a boy of 6 can get married.

People need to understand why the Lord allowed marriage to more than
one woman in the early days and then set to only one, and in the
latter days indirectly says blessed is the one who does not marry (let
me make it clear here that these are not the end days and there is
lots of years before the second coming of the Lord).

Marriage is something that we do that symbolizes things of the Heavens
so that we understand things not possible otherwise. It is because of
this when the topic of the Church being the bride comes up or when the
topic of the Heavenly marriage of the Son comes up people imagine an
earthly marriage in Heaven, doing just the opposite of what marriage
is.

Marriage is something Heavenly enacted on earth and not something
earthly which will happen in Heaven. Thus a person who does not know
this should think twice before getting married.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You made this creation and gave us statutes to follow so that by
following them we would be able to understand things which are hidden
from man. Lord, let us not be lost in the statutes but pursue its
understanding and purpose. Let marriage be that Heavenly bond which
You called as Church, let us understand our roles in marriage and thus
fulfil your instructions in Spirit and Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 5:38-43
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and
seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado,
and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out,
he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were
with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha
cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the
age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great
astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and
commanded that something should be given her to eat.

Genesis 2:23-25
23 And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my
flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
25 And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.

1 Corinthians 7:1-16
1 Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: It is good for
a man not to touch a woman.
2 Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own
wife, and let every woman have her own husband.
3 Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise
also the wife unto the husband.
4 The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and
likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the
wife.
5 Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time,
that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together
again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
6 But I speak this by permission, and not of commandment.
7 For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath
his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.
8 I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if
they abide even as I.
9 But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to
marry than to burn.
10 And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not
the wife depart from her husband:
11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled
to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife.
12 But to the rest speak I, not the Lord: If any brother hath a wife
that believeth not, and she be pleased to dwell with him, let him not
put her away.
13 And the woman which hath an husband that believeth not, and if he
be pleased to dwell with her, let her not leave him.
14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the
unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children
unclean; but now are they holy.
15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a
sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to
peace.
16 For what knowest thou, O wife, whether thou shalt save thy
husband? or how knowest thou, O man, whether thou shalt save thy wife?

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Warning to the shepherds

Jeremiah 34:15, 16 - And ye were now turned, and had done right in my
sight, in proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had
made a covenant before me in the house which is called by my name: But
ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his servant
[bondman], and every man his handmaid [bondwoman], whom ye had set at
liberty at their pleasure [soul], to return, and brought them into
subjection, to be unto you for servants and for handmaids.

All the messages from the Lord since these few days were accumulating
for today's message. We need to take this message very seriously for
every time these 5 years, (I started these daily messages since 15th
May 2007) when such messages came one after another connecting to the
same warning I have seen great disasters happening. A few of them were
- the financial crisis that hit in 2008-2009 - messages started coming
3 months before; the Arab spring - messages started almost a year
before with details till when it would continue and to what extend it
would go; Japan earthquake - message a day before the quake happened
but about the nuclear disaster and the extend of its damages the
message were almost a month before (which even today is hidden from
the public); the breakup of one of the biggest believer Church in
India - about 2 months in advance; terror attack in Mumbai a few days
before; and the most recent happenings in Europe were also told to us
many days before with what level it would go to. There are also 2
warnings told in advance and are due to their time set - one next year
and one a few year ahead. The mails are all archived on the website
and are witness to the Lord's warnings and they all include reasons as
to why they happen.

Our God is a patient God who is slow to anger. He has time and time
again shown that He has always warned His people before taking any
action against them. He is a good Father Who chastises His children
but His love always remains.

Today's warnings are to the preachers who are saving people by giving
them the Gospel of Jesus Christ but later put them into greater
disasters by misleading them about the Truth. We need to understand
the Gospel of Jesus Christ is the start which by believing in we are
able to receive the Holy Spirit and it is by the Holy Spirit that we
receive the Word. The Gospel is not the Word but a part of the Word
and leads us to the Spirit of God Who reveals the Word. Jesus did not
come to just wash away our sins and to break our curses. Paul says He
came to make us Sons of God and that can only happen when the Image is
back again in us. The image of God is more to do with the spiritual
image in us and is connected to the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. We lost
the Fruit of Truth in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve ate of the
tree of 'Good and Bad' (doubt). The Word is Truth and unless the
Living Word is not in us we will not get to Heaven. Most of these
preachers are giving a corrupt understanding of the Living Word and
thus causing the very people who they have saved from Hell to go to
the Lake of Sulphur, it is like they have saved people from the pack
of hungry wolves to lead them to fall into a den of hungry lions.

Many scriptures talk of this day when the Lord is going to search the
hearts of His people with a candlestick before the great fall of the
false Church. Like the Lord symbolically showed with the Israelites
that even two were sufficient for Him to get the job done. He also
symbolically showed that great Men of God like Moses were not spared
when it comes to not following His instruction, after all that the
Lord has done for them.

Today's message tells the shepherds enough is enough, it is time they
stop fooling people and themselves, that they tighten their belts and
start preaching God's Word and not their own.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, Your Word are instructions to us of how we can come back to You.
It also contains warnings about things that will happen along our
journey to You. Lord, You already know the results and have written
them yet You warn people because You are a righteous God and no one
can speak against your Holy Name. Lord, we pray for those whom You
have called to lead your sheep that they turn from their ways and
bring your people to overcome the flesh and not lead them to
gratification of it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Jeremiah 34:13-20
13 Thus saith the LORD, the God of Israel; I made a covenant with
your fathers in the day that I brought them forth out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondmen, saying,
14 At the end of seven years let ye go every man his brother an
Hebrew, which hath been sold unto thee; and when he hath served thee
six years, thou shalt let him go free from thee: but your fathers
hearkened not unto me, neither inclined their ear.
15 And ye were now turned, and had done right in my sight, in
proclaiming liberty every man to his neighbour; and ye had made a
covenant before me in the house which is called by my name:
16 But ye turned and polluted my name, and caused every man his
servant, and every man his handmaid, whom ye had set at liberty at
their pleasure, to return, and brought them into subjection, to be
unto you for servants and for handmaids.
17 Therefore thus saith the LORD; Ye have not hearkened unto me, in
proclaiming liberty, every one to his brother, and every man to his
neighbour: behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, saith the LORD, to
the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you
to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
18 And I will give the men that have transgressed my covenant, which
have not performed the words of the covenant which they had made
before me, when they cut the calf in twain, and passed between the
parts thereof,
19 The princes of Judah, and the princes of Jerusalem, the eunuchs,
and the priests, and all the people of the land, which passed between
the parts of the calf;
20 I will even give them into the hand of their enemies, and into the
hand of them that seek their life: and their dead bodies shall be for
meat unto the fowls of the heaven, and to the beasts of the earth.

Ezekiel 34:7-10
7 Therefore, ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
8 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, surely because my flock became a
prey, and my flock became meat to every beast of the field, because
there was no shepherd, neither did my shepherds search for my flock,
but the shepherds fed themselves, and fed not my flock;
9 Therefore, O ye shepherds, hear the word of the LORD;
10 Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I am against the shepherds; and I
will require my flock at their hand, and cause them to cease from
feeding the flock; neither shall the shepherds feed themselves any
more; for I will deliver my flock from their mouth, that they may not
be meat for them.


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Bread and Water to possess the Promise Land

Nehemiah 9: 15 You gave them bread from heaven for their hunger, And
brought them water out of the rock for their thirst, And told them to
go in to possess the land Which You had sworn to give them.

We read in the book of John, Jesus spoke about the Israelites eating
Manna given from Heaven. The Manna was bread that came from Heaven.
Later Jesus adds He is the Bread that came from Heaven and anyone who
eats this Bread will live forever and never die. We know this eternal
life which Jesus spoke of isn't earthly but is life which we will have
in Heaven. Thus eating of the Bread gives us the ability to enter
Heaven which is our Promised Land.

Now we read Jesus also said the fathers ate Manna and died but eating
the Living Bread (Jesus) one does not die. If Jesus is the Bread that
came from Heaven and Manna is also bread from Heaven then how is it
that they died?

Let me first confuse you and then clear your confusing.

Manna (A) is the Bread from Heaven (B)
Jesus (C) is the Bread from Heaven (B)
Entering Heaven by eating the Bread (D)

A=B and B = D (according to today's scripture)
C=B and C=D (according to Jesus' Word - John 6:48-51 )
Then logically if A=B then A should = D which did not happen for those
who ate A died.
Here A which = C will not = D for the true C is not = A

Let me explain.

Jesus is the Living Bread and eating the Living Bread will get us to
Heaven but eating Jesus the Manna will not. The word Manna means 'what
is it'. What bread the Israelites ate, which was given to them from
Heaven they never understood. So like the Israelites if we accept the
Word of God (Jesus) without knowing Him then we will be like them who
ate Manna and died for this will not get us to the Promised Land. But
if we understand Who Jesus is then we will not be eating Manna but
will be eating the Living Bread and it is only the Living Bread which
will get us to Heaven.

Also the water that they drank was from the Rock but they did not know
the Rock and Paul puts the Rock as Christ. When we say Christ it does
not just refer to Jesus but also the Spirit of God the Holy Spirit
which was on Jesus. There were two Rocks the first which the Lord
allowed to bruise and the second which were not allowed to bruise and
that Rock was the Holy Spirit.

We receive Living water from both Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Water
symbolizes mercy. Jesus said anyone who drinks the water He gives will
become in him a well of water springing up unto eternal life (grace).

The first grace we receive is from Jesus and we were allowed to bruise
Him. The second grace we receive is from the Holy Spirit and for this
grace we need to just ask of Him.

The Lord is telling us in very simple words that it is only by our
understanding of the Word and by the grace of Christ that we will be
able to enter our Promised Land which is Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we pray that your people do not eat Manna but the Living Word
that they do not be like the Israelite who did without understanding.
Lord, we also pray that your Living Water fill us and we become wells
of water spring, unto our entering our Promised Land. Let not our
relationship be stiff neck but help us change according your
leading...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 6:31 Our fathers ate the manna in the wilderness; as it is
written, He gave them bread out of heaven to eat.

John 6:48-51
48 I am the bread of life.
49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and they died.
50 This is the bread which cometh down out of heaven, that a man may
eat thereof, and not die.
51 I am the living bread which came down out of heaven: if any man
eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: yea and the bread which I
will give is my flesh [symbolizes desire], for the life of the world.

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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This will be added to previous post as EDIT

Correction: it was not the people of Thessalonica, but the people of
Berea...
Acts 17:10 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.

It is also interesting to note Paul preached the Cross and yet the
people of Berea confirmed this with the scriptures of the Old
Testament... it was this note that lead me to understand the real
meaning of the Cross and understand the books of the Bible as a whole...

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Subject: Respecting the Lord's anointed
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 09:55:35 +0530
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Post  Admin on Thu 03 May 2012, 8:50 pm

Correction:

it was not the people of Thessalonica, but the people of
Berea...
Acts 17:10 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.

It is also interesting to note Paul preached the Cross and yet the
people of Berea confirmed this with the scriptures of the Old
Testament... it was this note that lead me to understand the real
meaning of the Cross and understand the books of the Bible as a whole...

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Respecting the Lord's anointed
Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 09:55:35 +0530





Respecting the Lord's anointed

2 Samuel 1:1-14

In yesterday's message we read about great anointed men and women not
doing they work well in the Lord all because of their weakness to the
things of the flesh and today we receive a message about respecting
the Lord's anointed. We read in today's message how angry David got
with the young man who claimed to have killed Saul (he claimed to have
helped Saul who was wounded severely to die). You may say these two
messages contradict each other but they do not; to make things clear
and that we do not sin, the Lord has been graceful to give us this
message today.

We need to understand from the life of King Saul and David
relationship with him so as to understand why we can discern people
but never judge them. Doing this to ordinary people is one thing but
doing this mistake with anointed Men or Women of God is very
dangerous.

The worst moments for me are those when I called to rebuke or correct
an anointed Man or Woman of God. I know at these times I spend hours
and hours praying and thinking of every word that I need to speak so
that I do not speak a word more or a word less than what I need to.

We see the relationship between David and Saul was very complicated.
It was more like Tom and Jerry where one wants to eat or hurt the
other but at the same time they have great love for each other. Saul
first loved David and even made him his son in law mainly because he
was anointed and the favour of the Lord was on him. David too hated
Saul because Saul wanted to kill him, had made his life miserable and
had him running all the time. Saul hated David so much that he did not
even respect his own daughter but gave his daughter (wife of David) to
another. But we see at the end David shows great love and respect for
Saul that he killed the man who claimed to have taken Saul's life.

We may ask why David did this for we also read that the Spirit of God
left Saul and he was no longer a Man of God, not only that but a
tormenting spirit from the Lord (also known as destroying spirit, they
are Angels of the Lord that dwell in the third level of Heaven) was
making life miserable for him. Even in these circumstances we find
David respect Saul and called him the Lord's anointed for he was
revealed about the U turn which Saul would take just before his death.

Saul at the battle after getting defeated did not want to fall into
the hands of the enemy alive not because he was afraid of them but
knowing what they did to those captured in the battle, he did not want
that to happen to him for he was once anointed by the Lord (Samuel had
anointed him) and he respected himself for that, therefore he
preferred taking his own life than letting the enemy abuse a once
anointed person and then take his life. Even though this death was on
Saul by the Lord due to his mistake of communicating with the death
and was prophesied by the spirit of Samuel with whom he tried to
communicate.

Even the U turn of Saul was confirm by the spirit of Samuel. Samuel
told Saul that he would die along with his sons but also told him that
they would be with him after death. Samuel was a great Man of God and
he was not in hell nor was in Heaven. The task of getting the Bible
together was started by Samuel. Although Job and Moses wrote the first
books yet it was Samuel who started the first school of Men of God who
did the task of collecting these books and thus started the process of
making the Bible. The spirit of Samuel was asleep waiting on the Lord
(for we all will enter Heaven together after the Judgment) and Saul
and his sons were not going to hell but were saved by the Lord and
went to sleep after death.

It is not necessary all Men and Women of God are like Balaam who
forsook the Lord unto death due to his craving of the flesh. Many may
be like Saul who will do a U-turn the last moment and if we are found
speaking against them (their anointing) then we can get into real deep
trouble.

The Lord does want us to blindly follow anointed Men and Women of God
for everyone is in small or great percentage operating also in the
flesh. We need to discern everything that they say with scriptures
like the people of Thessalonica did with Paul. Everything that Paul
spoke about the Lord they checked with scriptures to confirm.

Let us discern the teaching and works of people with scriptures even
if they are great anointed or famous Men and Women of God but at no
point let us be judgmental of their life (meaning of their salvation)
for only the Lord knows at the nth moment who will sleep in Him and
enter Heaven, and who will not.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, as man You discerned the Pharisees and the Sadducees and
even rebuked them but yet You said You did not come to judge. Even on
your second coming it is not You who will judge but your Word will
judge all mankind. In the Bible we read many times You have got angry
against your people and punished them but You also saved them. The
people whom You sent to punish, when they did more than what was
allowed You showed us how brutally You dealt with them. Lord, we pray
we your people do not judge people but judge their words and their
works according to your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Samuel 28:10-19
10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth,
there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said,
Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and
the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou
art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou?
And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man
cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it
was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed
himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me
up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make
war against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more,
neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that
thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the
LORD is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD
hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy
neighbour, even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst
his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing
unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand
of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me:
the LORD also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the
Philistines.

1 Samuel 31:2-6
2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and
the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's
sons.
3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and
he was sore wounded of the archers.
4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me
through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me
through, and abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore
afraid. Therefore Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.
5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise
upon his sword, and died with him.
6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his
men, that same day together.


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The mighty man shall cry there bitterly

Zephaniah 1:14 - The great day [period] of the LORD is near
[approaching] , it is near [approaching] , and hasteth greatly
[speedily], the voice [thunder] of the day [period] of the LORD: the
mighty man [strong man] shall cry there bitterly.

When people read the scripture which we received today as a message,
they firstly think this day /period is during the last days (I do not
know where they place these days, before or after their rapture in
their table). They assume the problems will be so great that even the
great and mighty will feel the wrath of God.

These few days have been getting more and more disappointing for me
not in my personal life for the Lord has been very favourable to me
every day in His great mercy. These days every time I look at what is
happening with the Church (in general across denominations) it is
very, very sad. In simple words I put it as everyone is on their own
trip.

This is not talking just of the Pastors or Church leaders but more
with the speakers, the preachers which give the Word not only at
Churches but even on the television. I am talking mainly of those
'famous' ones whom people have made as semi-gods. It is not that these
Christian preachers are preaching another Gospel. They are preaching
well the message of salvation in Jesus Christ but after that they
shoot in various direction that 360 degrees also is too small to
comprehend them.

The more I interact with the top leaders the more depressing it gets.
It comes to a state of not praying but crying with bitter tears unto
the Lord. Deception is so great that one does not need to watch out
for who is misleading but needs to really search for who is actually
leading on the right path.

Almost 99.9 percent of the preachers are into recycling. They recycle
Manna that was given many, many years before. It is not that they do
not have relationship with the Lord, but it is that the Lord Himself
is unable to teach them. They are like the Israelites who were during
the time of Samuel. These people have not made the Holy Spirit their
teacher but have made man their teacher. The teachers are so
self-obsessed that hardly 0.1 percent teach people of how to learn
from the Lord. When I came into the Lord the first thing the Lord did
is shut me up and told me for nearly a year to just sit with Him and
learn.

Among the kings of the people are names like TD Jakes, Bill Johnson,
Reinhard Bonnke, Benny Hinn, Kim walker, Misty Edwards, Martin Smith,
Louie Giglio, Joel Osteen, Rick Warren, Joyce Meyers and many more.
Most among these have made people their disciples more than made
people disciples for the Lord. A simple test is during time of trouble
if the Lord is put on one hand and these preachers on the other, the
people will approach these preachers first or run to them first
instead of the Lord. It is not that they do not trust in the Lord but
since they do not have a personal close relationship with the Lord
they are helpless and thus run to these preachers.

I do not want to discourage people from hearing them or going to these
people but I do not encourage people to stay with these people also.
Even if people like Paul were alive today yet the suggestion would be
the same. Understand everyone, as Paul himself puts leaders are put in
our lives to develop us at different stages of our spiritual walk of
life. Can you stick to your nursery school teacher forever just
because she is good? She herself may have done her masters but
understand she has the skill to teach the nursery and not the tenth
class or the college level. Another thing that happens in the churches
is what happens in many computer institutes here in India, students
who passed the course and have not got a job are soon found teaching
the next batches.

It is so sad (sorry I am using this word often but I am helpless I can
only think of this word) after giving of the Gospel many of these
preachers are so lost. The basics of the Kingdom of God are not clear
to them. I do not say there is no one out there, who does not know,
but these people who know are very hard to find and surely you will
not find them on television for the world is so used to hearing the
distorted understanding that anyone speaking the Truth is side-lined.

In today's message the Lord is telling us when the period of His wrath
comes (soon) people like these kings will be the first to experience
His wrath, for they are more accountable to the Lord since they are
received much but fame, riches and obsession to blessings has led
their hearts away from Him. They have become worshippers of the golden
calf (prosperity and blessings) and not the one Who has given it to
them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, the people who You have given to lead your people to You have
caused your people to focus more on your blessings in this world and
less on You or your Kingdom the permanent place of their dwelling. It
will come as a shock to many among us when we land up in Heaven and
find that we collected very little treasure for ourselves there. Lord,
your Word says your Fire will destroy all that is wood (of the flesh)
and only precious pure gold (that which is spiritual) will remain.
Lord we pray You quicken the time and expose those who are misleading
and causing great harm unto your people...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Zephaniah 1:14-18
14 The great day of the LORD is near, it is near, and hasteth
greatly, even the voice of the day of the LORD: the mighty man shall
cry there bitterly.
15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day
of wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day
of clouds and thick darkness,
16 A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and
against the high towers.
17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like
blind men, because they have sinned against the LORD: and their blood
shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the dung.
18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them
in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured
by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance
of all them that dwell in the land.

Romans 1:22-32
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of
an image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and
creeping things.
24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto
uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:
25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped
and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for
ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 3:1-9
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters,
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers,
incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from
such turn away.
6 For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive
silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,
7 Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.
8 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist
the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.
9 But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be
manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

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What brings us to have a relationship with God?

Micah 6:6,7,8 - Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, bow myself
before the high God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings,
with calves of a year old? Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of
rams [skin], with ten thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my
firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my
soul? He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD
require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk
humbly with thy God?

Today's message puts very beautifully of how to have a relationship with God.

[Bow] We all think by worshipping God we build a relationship with Him
and God tells us when we worship we experience His glory but do not
build a relationship with Him.

[Calves of a year old / tender calves] We also think by giving a part
of our worldly blessings, worldly riches like money (tithes), our land
etc. for God's purpose we can build a relationship with Him and to
this also God says no. These will cause us to be blessed more but
would not build our relationship with Him.

[Ram's skin] The next thing put before God is our being good
Christians and to this also God says doing this would receive His
favour but yet this will not cause us to have a relationship with Him.

[Rivers of oil] This may surprise many, that being anointed and doing
great wonders does not necessary mean that, the person enjoys a great
relationship with God. I know it is very hard to digest this but it is
the truth. People have this misconception that any Man or Woman of God
doing healings, miracles or delivering great understanding of His
Kingdom shares a very close relationship with Him. Having an anointing
over one's live and having relationship with God are two different
things.

[Frist born for transgression] Another surprise - repentance brings us
closer to God and to this also God says no. Repenting and being
baptised in the Lord Jesus will save us from the wrath of God but does
not cause us to have a relationship with Him. Thus Jesus said we need
to have both baptisms of water and of the Holy Spirit not just one.

[Fruit of our body] Doing work for the Lord, using our 'talents' for
His glory too does not bring us to have relationship with Him. When we
work for the Lord we are only strengthening ourselves, benefiting
ourselves and not actually benefiting God. We say 'God's work' but it
is actually not God's work, but our work in God's Kingdom.

The Lord says the only 3 things that can really build our relationship
with Him are (1) do justly, (2) love mercy and (3) walk humbly with
God.

[Do Justly] Jesus put this very simply as love one another as I have
loved you. He called this as a new (unheard) commandment. God wants us
to be like Him, holy for He is Holy, righteous for He is Righteous,
love for He is Love. Doing justly requires us to look not only between
man and man but also between man and God…

[Love Mercy] Repentance is a step towards loving mercy. Paul
beautifully put this as while we were yet sinners the Lord loved us
and died for us. We should realise we are not worthy of the love which
we experience from the Lord. We should remember however much we may
try to do good yet we land up doing wrong somewhere or the other. The
wrong that we do calls for the wrath of God on us, yet it is His mercy
that keeps us and overlooks the wrong. For man the Lord is projected
seated on a throne of mercy for it is His mercy alone that brings us
to Him and makes us worthy to be a part of His Body.

[Walk Humbly With God] The Lord does not say working for Him or
thinking of Him all day or praying to Him but says walking with Him.
Walking requires us to move. This moving is not by ourselves but 'WITH
GOD'. Many are moving but doing so by themselves and not with God. To
move with God we need to speak to the Spirit of God to know how and
when to move and we see this illustrated in the books of Moses when
Israelites followed the pillar of cloud which symbolized the Holy
Spirit. This moving with God should be done humbly. The word humbly
means being lowly before God. Being lowly comes only when we have fear
of God in us and fear of God comes when we have the knowledge of God.
It is only when we know Who God is and who we are that brings us to be
humble before Him. We see Jesus Who was God the Son come as man,
everyway like the Father yet was humble before God the Father and
called Him His God. Imagine how humble should we then be.

It is only when we do justly, love mercy and walk humbly with god do
we have a relationship with Him, be family with Him and rightly call
Him 'Abba Father'. These are not optional but all three together are
necessary to bring us to have a relationship with the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, You gave us your disciples the right to call God our
Father and being your disciple requires us to follow You. You showed
us all the three qualities in You. Even though You had no sin in You
and did not require mercy yet when You received the cup of suffering
You desired mercy for You saw us in You. When You were crucified it
was we who were crucified in You and by mercy we were also resurrected
in You. Lord we pray these three requirements be found in us and we
truly rejoice a relationship with You to rightly call You 'Abba
Father'...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 13:33-35
33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek
me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now
I say to you.
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 5:8 - But God commendeth his own love toward us, in that, while
we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Matthew 18:4 - Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little
child, the same is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.


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Idolatry and rebelling against God

2 Kings 15:1 - In the twenty and seventh year of Jeroboam king of
Israel began Azariah(Uzziah) son of Amaziah king of Judah to reign.

In today’s message we are been warned with two bad examples - Jeroboam
and Uzziah.

Jeroboam was the first king of Israel after the revolt (that split
into Israel and Judah).

Solomon found Jeroboam as a very diligent person of great valour
therefore promoted him and made him a ruler. But Jeroboam later set a
foundation that destroyed the kingdom of Israel. There were 2 things
which he started and was followed by almost all the other kings of
Israel.

1) He bought idols and other gods into the lives of God’s people. No
doubt Solomon caused the people to worship 3 gods - Ashtoreth
(goddess), Chemosh and Milcom. These 3 gods are even today worshipped
by many so called Christians i.e. Easter is the celebration of the
birth of goddess Ashtoreth which was induced into Christianity by the
Catholic church and it replaced Resurrection Day. The concept of
Easter eggs, bunnies and cross buns were all part of the pagan
celebration of this goddess. The name Ashtoreth means star and we
still have an idol of the Catholic Church who is also called as a star
of the sea as Ashtoreth was. They assume she is the Mary the mother of
Jesus, not knowing she is a spirit deceiving them. She still holds all
the titles she held earlier like Queen of Heaven, Mother of God etc...

Chemosh was also known as ‘Baal-peor’ or ‘Baal-zebub’, a god connected
to the planets (astrology), symbolizes people who do not know the plan
of God in their lives. They believe in destiny and not what the Word
of God has to say. Their understanding of Heaven and earth, life and
spiritual life is fully corrupted i.e. they introduced a female gender
into Heaven so as to balance it, because Father, Son and Spirit are
referred as male, not knowing that Heaven is a spirit world and
genderless. They also do not know the reason why the Father, Son and
Spirit are referred in the male gender.

Milcom means great king. It denotes the position man is given over
God. What this man says overwrites God’s Word. This sect of Christians
have again and again edited and re-edited the Word of God and its
understandings because of this man (position) whom they have lifted up
over God. Even though he speaks against God they think he speaks on
behave of God and thus change the Word of God making God to be a god
who is not of his word, a god who makes errors, tolerates everything,
sleeps mostly, does miracles mostly through the dead etc...

2) Jeroboam other than bringing idols into the worship of the
Israelites he also rebelled against God’s instructions and chose
priests from the lowest of people to be priests (this is what
happening today among this sect of Christians, their priests hardly
believe in God and have not even an ounce of faith or spiritual
understanding, yet are set to spiritually lead the congregation) .

We also have on the other Uzziah who did well till the time Zechariah
guided him. But after Zechariah’s death Uzziah became strong headed
and did things profane to God. Thus God struck Uzziah with leprosy
till his last days. This is the state of the leaders of the Believer
Churches. In the start they do well when they are in tune with the
Holy Spirit but when prosperity and self glory becomes their agenda
they become strong headed and do profane things which cause God to
take action against them.

Let us learn from Jeroboam and Uzziah, the things we should refrain
from in our spiritual lives.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, there are many things which You tolerate for long. In most
weaknesses You give us time and your grace to overcome. But things
which are Holy unto You and things that would lead to spiritual
destruction of your people, You take up very strongly. You do not
hesitate to rebuke or express your wrath. Lord, open the eyes of
people and bring them out of Jeroboam and Uzziah...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Kings 11:28-33
28 The man Jeroboam was a mighty man of valor; and Solomon, seeing
that the young man was industrious, made him the officer over all the
labor force of the house of Joseph.
29 Now it happened at that time, when Jeroboam went out of Jerusalem,
that the prophet Ahijah the Shilonite met him on the way; and he had
clothed himself with a new garment, and the two were alone in the
field.
30 Then Ahijah took hold of the new garment that was on him, and tore
it into twelve pieces.
31 And he said to Jeroboam, "Take for yourself ten pieces, for thus
says the LORD, the God of Israel: ‘Behold, I will tear the kingdom out
of the hand of Solomon and will give ten tribes to you
32 ‘(but he shall have one tribe for the sake of My servant David,
and for the sake of Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen out of all
the tribes of Israel),
33 ‘because they have forsaken Me, and worshiped Ashtoreth the
goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh the god of the Moabites, and Milcom
the god of the people of Ammon, and have not walked in My ways to do
what is right in My eyes and keep My statutes and My judgments, as did
his father David.

1 Kings 12:32 Jeroboam ordained a feast on the fifteenth day of the
eighth month, like the feast that was in Judah, and offered sacrifices
on the altar. So he did at Bethel, sacrificing to the calves that he
had made. And at Bethel he installed the priests of the high places
which he had made.

1 Kings 14:14-16
14 "Moreover the LORD will raise up for Himself a king over Israel
who shall cut off the house of Jeroboam; this is the day. What? Even
now!
15 "For the LORD will strike Israel, as a reed is shaken in the
water. He will uproot Israel from this good land which He gave to
their fathers, and will scatter them beyond the River, because they
have made their wooden images, provoking the LORD to anger.
16 "And He will give Israel up because of the sins of Jeroboam, who
sinned and who made Israel sin."

2 Chronicles 26:3-5
3 Sixteen years old was Uzziah when he began to reign, and he reigned
fifty and two years in Jerusalem. His mother’s name also was Jecoliah
of Jerusalem.
4 And he did that which was right in the sight of the LORD, according
to all that his father Amaziah did.
5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding
in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD, God made him
to prosper.

2 Chronicles 26:17-21
17 And Azariah the priest went in after him, and with him fourscore
priests of the LORD, that were valiant men:
18 And they withstood Uzziah the king, and said unto him, It
appertaineth not unto thee, Uzziah, to burn incense unto the LORD, but
to the priests the sons of Aaron, that are consecrated to burn
incense: go out of the sanctuary; for thou hast trespassed; neither
shall it be for thine honour from the LORD God.
19 Then Uzziah was wroth, and had a censer in his hand to burn
incense: and while he was wroth with the priests, the leprosy even
rose up in his forehead before the priests in the house of the LORD,
from beside the incense altar.
20 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked upon
him, and, behold, he was leprous in his forehead, and they thrust him
out from thence; yea, himself hasted also to go out, because the LORD
had smitten him.
21 And Uzziah the king was a leper unto the day of his death, and
dwelt in a several house, being a leper; for he was cut off from the
house of the LORD: and Jotham his son was over the king’s house,
judging the people of the land.

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The heart of Judas Iscariot

John 13: 2 - And supper being ended, the devil having already put into
the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray him;

We read in today’s scripture as Jesus and His disciples finished
celebrating the feast of the unleavened bread the devil had already
put into the heart of Judas to betray Jesus. It was not that the
Jewish authority did not know Jesus that they needed Judas to identify
Him. It was due to rules in the Jewish law that required at least one
person on record as witness to identify Jesus. The Jewish authorities
could not find any person for that job but later Judas became the
witness they sorted.

In today’s message the Lord wants us to understand what made the heart
of Judas so hard that He betrayed the Living God who was with him as
man. It was only later that Satan entered Judas and overtook his
heart.

At the supper after Jesus warned His disciple about someone among them
who will betray Him, all asked as to who it could have been, but Jesus
did not answer plainly. But when John asked Jesus in quiet as to who
that person was; Jesus dipped a piece of the unleavened bread in grape
juice (wine) and gave to Judas pointing him out as the one. It was at
this time Satan possessed Judas and led him to betray Jesus. It was
unleavened bread that symbolized Jesus that accelerated Judas’ evil
heart.

To know how evil got into Judas’ heart let us back track Judas.

Judas was the finance manager of Jesus’ team. It was Judas who mostly
handled the bag of money, money which people must have given Jesus
considering Him as a Man of God. The love for money was so much with
Judas that holding it gave him a satisfying feeling.

It was not a day’s passion for riches that did Judas. Throughout
Jesus’ ministry Judas’ concentration was on the money. We need to
remember when Jesus sent the twelve on a mission without money or any
food Judas too was among them. Judas too healed and delivered people
from bondages. He too had gone without money and by faith trusted God
to provide.

Bible states Judas Iscariot as son of Simon. It was interesting to
note who this Simon was and then we understand what led to Judas’
heart becoming like this. Just before Judas volunteers to betray Jesus
we find he was rebuked for commenting on the wastage of expensive
alabaster to put on Jesus’ head. He was not the only one who was
rebuked, with him were other disciples but yet he took it very
personal. That was because they were all in his house when this
happened. Judas was the son of Simon the leper. His father was called
Simon the leper not because he was still a leper but because he was
one before Jesus had healed him of leprosy.

Leprosy was looked through religious point of view as the worst
condemnation by God, and anyone having that disease was excommunicated
and isolated from society. They had to live outside the city and had
to shout out ‘unclean, unclean’ when they entered the city to beg for
their meals.

In today’s society no disease including AIDS is not look down upon as
much as an leper was in those days not because there were no greater
disease then but all because of its religious connection.

We see Judas was among the greatest benefactor amongst all Jesus’
twelve disciples yet he betrayed. We see he did have faith and love
for Jesus but money moved him further and further from his master such
that one day a small rebuke led him to harden his heart to the extend
to betray Jesus.

Satan could not have entered him or overtake his heart unless he had
moved it far from his master. It was greed and pride that moved his
heart away from his master same as these had done to Satan himself
when Satan was still in the upper Heavens close to the glorious Throne
(not a chair or seat) of God the Son.

Let us be aware of how greed and pride worked in Satan and the son of
perdition (self-destruction) Judas. Let us not be fooled by miracles
happening in our lives or through us, for even Judas did them. But let
us be always aware of how far is our heart from the Heart of God so
that evil may not overtake us suddenly.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, in Heaven all things were precious and good yet the craving for
these without purpose led to greed being born in Lucifer. This greed
added unto him so much that pride entered him and led him to deceive.
His deceit cause man to sin and become sons of perdition. Lord, it was
because of your love and mercy that You made available an eternal
Sacrifice to cover us with your Righteousness to save us and bring us
back to You. We may not be perfect but do let us be far from You such
that evil overtakes us and destroys us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 13:22-27
22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom
Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it
should be of whom he spake.
25 He then lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have
dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas
Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto
him, That thou doest, do quickly.

Mark 14:
3 And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at
meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of
spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his
head.
4 And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and
said, Why was this waste of the ointment made?
5 For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and
have been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.
6 And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought
a good work on me.
7 For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may
do them good: but me ye have not always.
8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my
body to the burying.
9 Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached
throughout the whole world, this also that she hath done shall be
spoken of for a memorial of her.
10 And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief
priests, to betray him unto them.

John 13:29 For some thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus
said unto him, Buy what things we have need of for the feast; or, that
he should give something to the poor.

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The Lord is angry against the prosperity gospel preachers and their children

Hosea 9:16 - Ephraim is smitten, their root is dried up, they shall
bear no fruit: yea, though they bring forth, yet will I slay even the
beloved fruit of their womb.

A couple of years back prosperity gospel preachers were doing great
business. Since then we have seen many of them fall one after another
either by the law of the land coming heavy on the financial assets
they have accumulated as preachers or due to their character being
exposed by their wrong doings. It was in a short period that two great
prosperity gospel preachers were exposed by their extra marital
affairs (prosperity gospel does not mean only riches but also those
whose concentration is only blessings).

They may be still in business but as the Lord states today their roots
have dried for many people are keeping a great distance from them.

Ephraim means "double ash-heap: I shall be doubly fruitful" and the
Lord uses this term for people who desire prosperity of this world.

The land promised to the descendants of Abraham, the land beyond the
Jordan River symbolized Heaven. The word Jordan means inheritance and
it is only after we become sons will we inherit or enter Heaven.

We see the two tribes of Ephraim and Manasseh chose to dwell in the
land before the Jordan River and not the land across the River Jordan.
It showed the choice of Ephraim and Manasseh to be blessed in this
world over their being blessed in the Heavenly Kingdom (no doubt they
helped others to cross). Other than those who choose worldly
prosperity who will not go to Heaven are also those who do not know or
give importance or believe in the promises of God (the name Manasseh
means 'causing to forget').

In today's message the Lord is telling us even all those who are
(spiritual) children of these prosperity gospel preachers will not be
spared. They too will be dealt with very severely. The prosperity
gospel preachers have caused us to have chewing gum preachers
(preachers who chew a gum when preaching the Word or while worshiping
God), big belly preachers (preachers whose physical health is like
their spiritual health), celebrity preachers who do more stage show
than deliver the Word (the power comes by the cover) etc...

No doubt they are anointed people but one needs to understand their
anointing. I did mention on my trip to the recent camp the Lord showed
me something awesome. That awesome thing was the difference in the
anointing between Elijah and Elisha.

Elisha received a double anointing from Elijah and he did greater
things than Elijah yet we see Jesus spoke of Elijah and not about
Elisha. Elijah did not get his anointing from any man he got his
anointing from the Lord. We also see no Prophet or Man of God from the
Bible did as many or greater blunders as Elisha did (even Peter falls
short before Elisha).

We read after Elisha died even after many years his anointing bought
another dead man to life for his anointing was in his bones. As I
wrote before bones symbolize the nature or character of man (therefore
none of Jesus's bones were allowed to be broken, also even though man
and woman were made identical in spirit yet in the natural woman was
made from the bone of man to symbolize relationship of Christ and His
Church by the relationship between man and his wife).

Most of today's preachers have the anointing of their spiritual
fathers and not from their Heavenly Father. Close your eyes when they
preach and you will identity their tone, their words and their style
of speaking with their spiritual father.

Anointing is symbolized by olive oil. Oil is a lubricant that eases or
helps quicken the working, causes to keep the fire burning (oil causes
the twig dipped in oil to burn longer) and olive tree symbolizes the
people of God, therefore anointing is the power to easy, quicken or
help keep going the work of God towards His people. It is not the
power to do but the power to do easily. To do and what to do is given
to all accordingly to that person's position in the Body for
everyone's mission is different from each other and the callings of
all are not the same. Therefore the anointing of one person is not for
another person. We can share our experience, our knowledge and even
increase the Spirit of God connected to our calling in one another but
should not pursue or pass on the anointing of another.

Let us have only one purpose and that being the glory of God's
Kingdom. Let us overcome the desires of the flesh and stop being
carnal people. Also let us always remember people are messengers or
vessels whom God uses or sends, so let our eyes be focused on Him
alone and not on His vessels.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You have more than once specified in your teaching that the
riches of this world will become the greatest obstacle to our entering
Heaven. You also specified each one of us is unique even though many
may be the hand or the leg of the Body yet the mission given to each
one is different. You are our Father and only provider, we are the
vessel but the source is You alone. Lord, let us not glorify ourselves
or pursue the anointing of another but receive it from You alone...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Kings 2:9-14
9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah said
unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from
thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit
be upon me.
10 And he said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou
see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if
not, it shall not be so.
11 And it came to pass, as they still went on, and talked, that,
behold, there appeared a chariot of fire, and horses of fire, and
parted them both asunder; and Elijah went up by a whirlwind into
heaven.
12 And Elisha saw it, and he cried, My father, my father, the chariot
of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. And he saw him no more: and he
took hold of his own clothes, and rent them in two pieces.
13 He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went
back, and stood by the bank of Jordan;
14 And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the
waters, and said, Where is the LORD God of Elijah? and when he also
had smitten the waters, they parted hither and thither: and Elisha
went over.

2 Kings 13:21 - And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that,
behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the
sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the
bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

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Lusting for the forbidden fruit

Matthew 14:3 - For Herod had laid hold on John, and bound him, and put
him in prison for Herodias’ sake, his brother Philip’s wife.

Before we get into the message a little history lesson. (Taken from
Gill’s commentary)

Herodias was the daughter of Aristobulus, son to Herod the Great {e},
and brother to Philip, and to this Herod; so that she was niece to
them both; and first married the one, and then the other, whilst the
former was living. Philip and this Herod were both sons of Herod the
Great, but not by the same woman; Philip was born of Cleopatra of
Jerusalem, and Herod Antipas of Malthace, a Samaritan {f}; so that
Philip was his brother by his father’s side, but not by his mother’s;
the Evangelist Mark adds, "for he had married her": the case was this,
Herod being sent for to Rome, called at his brother Philip’s by the
way, where he fell into an amorous intrigue with his wife, and agreed,
upon his return, to take her with him and marry her; as he accordingly
did, and divorced his own wife, who was daughter of Aretas, king of
Arabia Petraea; which occasioned a war between Herod and his wife’s
father, in which the former was beaten{g},

{d} Joseph. Antiqu. 1. 18. c. 7.
{e} Ib. c. 6.
{f} Joseph. Antiqu. 1. 18. c. 6. de Bello Jud. l. 1. c. 28. sect. 7.
{g} Joseph. Antiqu. 1. 18. c. 6.

Right from Adam we find man is curious to do what is forbidden and the
lust of it causes him to reject God and be far from Him. God had
spoken that all His creation was good yet Adam wanted to eat of the
fruit of good and bad so as to know what is bad. It is this rebellious
nature a lust for the forbidden which is in us that takes us down the
sin path of self-destruction.

We like foolish people fear Satan, but do not realize that he cannot
harm us as much as we can harm ourselves.

If we read the 3 Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke which concentrate
on the teachings of Jesus we find Jesus hardly said ‘do not do this’
or ‘do not do that’, He mostly spoke of what one should do and not
what one should not do.

Desire for the forbidden leads man to complete annihilation of one’s
soul and spirit. People have the misconception that one can give one’s
soul to Satan or to God. They do so because they neither know God nor
know Satan and mainly they do not know what a soul or inner-man is.

One cannot give one’s soul, or heart, or inner-man to God nor to Satan
but one can one make one’s soul or heart or inner-man kind one of
them; therefore giving one’s heart to God mean making one’s inner-man
unto the image of God. Jesus being the visible image of God, when we
say we have given our heart unto God we should find ourselves more and
more like Jesus Christ. If we or others do not see Jesus Christ in us
it means we have not really given our hearts unto God.

People in Satan are called the sons of vanity or self-destruction.
When we pursue things forbidden or against God’s plan means we are
pursuing darkness and moving more into darkness like Lucifer did
before the creation of this natural world and caused darkness to come.

Let us pursue things of light, things according to God’s plan for us
and thus become more and more people of Light.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we pray that we do not be children that pursue the desires of
the flesh, lust for things that are forbidden. You have given us your
Spirit. Let us therefore be lighthouses that shine your Light unto
others. During the times of temptation we pray Lord that sense
prevails in us at that moment and not vanity...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1: 31 - And God saw everything that he had made, and, behold,
it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the
sixth day.

Genesis 3:4-5
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes
shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.

Ephesians 5:8-13
8 For ye were once darkness, but are now light in the Lord: walk as
children of light
9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and righteousness and truth),
10 proving what is well-pleasing unto the Lord;
11 and have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but
rather even reprove them;
12 for the things which are done by them in secret it is a shame even
to speak of.
13 But all things when they are reproved are made manifest by the
light: for everything that is made manifest is light.

2 Thessalonians 2:5-10
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know that which restraineth, to the end that he may be
revealed in his own season.
7 For the mystery of lawlessness doth already work: only there is one
that restraineth now, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall be revealed the lawless one, whom the Lord Jesus
shall slay with the breath of his mouth, and bring to nought by the
manifestation of his coming;
9 even he, whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness for them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be
saved.

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The Lord shall stand on the Mount of Olives

Zechariah 14:4 - And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount
of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of
Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward
the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the
mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the
south.

When I had started reading the Bible and came across this scripture I
visualized a huge Jesus Christ putting His foot on this Mount of
Olives and the splitting this place (like the Hindu gods are
depicted). I also thought of an army of soldiers fighting alone with
Jesus the Holy war for His people (like the Muslims do Jihad).

If we look at the belief of the Muslims of the end days they too
believe in Jesus coming and waging a war against evil. The only
difference in their belief is that the people whom Jesus fights are
the Jews and the Christians. Jesus as they believe will kill all the
Jews and Christians and offer their blood as a sacrifice to God and
thus save all the Muslims, making a way for them to go to Heaven. This
amuses any sensible person for a large part of their book they
consider the Christians as Jesus' followers and the Jews a part of His
family. Also they deny in most part of their belief that a sacrifice
of any one can save another, especially a blood sacrifice. This is not
surprising when we know that their Allah is different from our God and
their Jesus is different from our Jesus.

Most Christians have the imagination which I carried before I received
the wisdom to understand scriptures. They also believe that the fig
tree symbolizes Israel which is wrong. In the Bible the only tree that
is used to symbolize God's people is the olive tree. This tree is
given a great importance. The oil used to anoint people in scriptures
is clearly specified as being only olive oil. I am not telling that
from tomorrow to use only olive oil for anointing, but if we
understand why olive and its symbolism then true anointing will be
done that too without any oil.

The Mount of Olives in Jerusalem is more of a Jewish graveyard which
hold around 1,50,000 graves of people ranging from Prophets like
Zechariah, Malachi and Haggai to graves of famous Rabbis, political
figures and celebrities including Princess Alice of Battenberg. The
olive trees on the mount are nearly thousand to two thousand years old
but are not the ones during the time of Jesus since the Romans cut and
destroyed all the trees in 70 AD when they attached Jerusalem no
leaving one standing. One cannot tell the age of the olive tree since
it does not have rings by which the age of a tree is depicted. The
Garden of Gethsemane is at the bottom slopes of this mount.

One should understand there are two Jerusalems in the Bible text one
having the Strong number 03389 and the other 03390. They are written
as [email=Y@ruwshalaim]Y@ruwshalaim[/email] and [email=Y@ruwshalem]Y@ruwshalem[/email] respectively. The second depicting the
city Jerusalem and the first as a symbol as used here in this
scripture.

This event of the splitting of the symbolic Jerusalem is not
immediately before the second coming of Jesus but a period (in Hebrew
the word day means 24hrs or even a period of time ranging from month,
year or even years). This event is not a local event to the place
Jerusalem but will be a global event.

One needs to understand the earthquake spoken in these scriptures
which happened during the days of Uzziah king of Judah, was
prophesized by Amos and happened after the priests were invaded. The
King was also struck with leprosy during this period.

During the earthquake half part of the mountain towards the west was
broken, and rolled half a mile towards the eastern part, and stood
there; so that the way to the king's gardens were stopped.

Let us prepare ourselves for this spiritual earthquake by getting
rooted to unshakable foundation which is the Rock - the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You have always warned your people to prepare them before any
disaster came their way. Those who listen to your voice were never
shaken or affected by the disaster but breezed through them with easy.
Lord, we pray your people hear your warning and prepare. Let your
Spirit speak to them and guide them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Zechariah 14:1-16
1 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, and thy spoil shall be divided
in the midst of thee.
2 For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the
city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished;
and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of
the people shall not be cut off from the city.
3 Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as
when he fought in the day of battle.
4 And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives,
which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall
cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and
there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall
remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.
5 And ye shall flee to the valley of the mountains; for the valley of
the mountains shall reach unto Azal: yea, ye shall flee, like as ye
fled from before the earthquake in the days of Uzziah king of Judah:
and the LORD my God shall come, and all the saints with thee.
6 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the light shall not be
clear, nor dark:
7 But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD, not day,
nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it shall be
light.
8 And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from
Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward
the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be.
9 And the LORD shall be king over all the earth: in that day shall
there be one LORD, and his name one.
10 All the land shall be turned as a plain from Geba to Rimmon south
of Jerusalem: and it shall be lifted up, and inhabited in her place,
from Benjamin's gate unto the place of the first gate, unto the corner
gate, and from the tower of Hananeel unto the king's winepresses.
11 And men shall dwell in it, and there shall be no more utter
destruction; but Jerusalem shall be safely inhabited.
12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the
people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume
away while they stand upon their feet, and their eyes shall consume
away in their holes, and their tongue shall consume away in their
mouth.
13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from
the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the
hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of
his neighbour.
14 And Judah also shall fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the
heathen round about shall be gathered together, gold, and silver, and
apparel, in great abundance.
15 And so shall be the plague of the horse, of the mule, of the
camel, and of the ass, and of all the beasts that shall be in these
tents, as this plague.
16 And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the
nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to
year to worship the King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep the feast of
tabernacles (the real birthday of birth of Jesus Christ).

Amos 1:1 - The words of Amos, who was among the herdmen of Tekoa,
which he saw concerning Israel in the days of Uzziah king of Judah,
and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash king of Israel, two years
before the earthquake.
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Overcoming the rationalist world

Colossians 1:16 - 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:

Just the day before there was an article on newspaper about the
confrontation between the President of IRA a rationalist group in
India and the Catholics. This was regarding an event which a group of
Catholics in Mumbai claimed as a miracle. The event was concerning
water dripping from a crucifix. The rationalist trashed the Catholic
group by proving the water came due to capillary principle.

The Catholics in that area had made a big hue and cry in the media
about this event; they were daily conducting prayers at this crucifix
and were distributing the water in small bottles after collecting it
in a bucket. They did not realize it was sewage water that was coming
through the crucifix. The rationalist trashed the group of Catholics
so much that some members from the group filled legal cases against
the rationalist for hurting religious sentiments.

Firstly the Catholic group did a foolish thing by not investigating
the event scientifically nor discern it spiritually. The Catholics are
not the first people to do this mistake, some years before the Hindus
also did the same with the idols of their elephant god. The
rationalist took full opportunity of this blunder and pointed fingers
even at that which were true and things connected to the Christian
belief. We do not realize this article and mistake may have caused
many who read it to lose their little faith in Christianity as a
whole.

To confront a rationalist one need to be wise having wisdom of God and
knowledge of things of this world. Vain words, shouting or threats
does not put them down but gives them more strength to harm us.

In today's world there are quite a few teachers of the Bible, people
having a scientific temperament, they prove in scientifically,
historically and archeologically things which are connected to our
faith. We as Christians do not give importance to reinforce ourselves
with this knowledge therefore are not able to handle the confrontation
of the so called wise people of this world with their half knowledge
or their vain worldly knowledge.

The Lord asks us if we as Christians need to prove today's scripture
to an unbeliever how many of us are in a position to do so. Do not
expect to quote scriptures to them who do not know the value of
scriptures. It is only the true understanding of these scriptures with
the true understanding of this world would allow one to do so. Science
is not an enemy but its true understanding (not the corrupt theories)
proves the Bible.

There are many people who believe in some of the greatest lies of
mankind like evolution, godmen, incarnation, divinity in man, aliens
being part creators of mankind etc... It is interesting to know almost
all religions leaving for Judaism, Islam and Christianity believe
directly or indirectly in aliens and they being the supernatural power
that created man. Even a religion like Hinduism which boasts of being
a spiritual belief answers the unanswerable by linking them to aliens.
Even modern western beliefs like the Church of Scientology which
boasts of famous members and being based on science also have its
foundation in aliens. At the end what they do not know or cannot
answer they blame it or put it on the poor alien!

Peter puts in his first letter that it is the duty of every Christian
to be ready with an answer to the people of this world. We should
answer with purpose not just to prove we know, but to glorify God and
give Him His due.

The Lord is telling each of us to reinforce ourselves with His
knowledge and understanding. So I plead with each and every one to go
to a Christian book stall and get a good book that gives a clear
understanding of the things of this world in light of the Word of God.
And also pray for more of the Spirit of Truth Who teaches us all
things and opens our mind to all understanding.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, it was man's doubt in the Truth that caused man to sin and
become a corrupt being. Everything You created is was in perfect order
and made to explain the unexplainable which is the spirit world. Sin
corrupted this perfect creation which You said as good and caused this
creation be become our enemy. The fallen spirits use this enemy to
their advantage and its corrupt understanding to try to mislead your
people and lead them unto destruction. Satan and his team know their
end and they do not want us to be blessed in You so out of the
hardness of their hearts want to destroy us too. Lord You said only
the Truth in us will allow the repairing of the corrupt world, remove
this enmity and bring it to its knees before You. Give us more and
more of your wisdom and understanding. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Peter 3:15 - But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready
always to give an answer to every man that asks you a reason of the
hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

Romans 8:22-23
22 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain
together until now.
23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the first fruits
of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for
the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

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The city called 'Yehovah shammah'

Ezekiel 48:35 - It was round about eighteen thousand measures: and the
name of the city from that day shall be, The LORD is there (Yehovah
shammah).

I have mentioned in my previous messages about the 12 tribes being
symbolic to the twelve Fruits of the Holy Spirit. How Heaven which is
a spirit world is made of precious spiritual things like the Fruits of
the Holy Spirit. This is the reason why the Apostles gave importance
to the number 12 for they followed it as a statute.

A city in the Bible is a place that is protected and without going
into Bible Numeric, in today's message the Lord is telling us unless
we are born again and having the Fruits of the Holy Spirit we will not
experience a fortified city experience. We always cry out to the Lord
in our problems or times of testing but we do not realize we ourselves
are the cause of the problem all because we are not a city.

We see in many places in the Bible the Lord's city is called Zion
which means fortified city. Although Zion was a part of Jerusalem and
Israel yet it is spoken as a separate entity. I have also mentioned
this before that these are terms which identify our various spiritual
stages. We start with Egypt and grow unto Zion. Even in these stages
are sub stages of daughter and son. They are not to do with the
natural gender but the spiritual image. Our natural gender is made to
help us understand the spiritual image for in spirit world there are
no male or female genders but only spiritual ones and the Upper
Heavens is only for Sons.

The Lord is telling us if we need to be Zion we need to be a born
again people having the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. It is only then
will we be known as people having the Lord amongst us. People do not
acknowledge us as people of God, or fear our God the only Living God
all because the Lord's presence is not really amongst us. To really
have Him we need to do like today's message says be born again and
have the Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

In the book of Samuel we read the start of getting into Zion is that
we need to be children of God and not be blind or lame. Blind people,
means people who do not know the Truth. We need grow in our
understanding of the Kingdom of God through His Word. Also we need to
be not lame people; spiritual lame means people who do not walk in
ways of the Lord. Some may be fast and some slow but all need to be
people moving forward and not stationary. As we know more and more of
His Kingdom we need to apply them in our lives and move ahead.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, people call themselves Christians and yet are a suffering lot.
People of the world consider them as one like them, as people who have
a god that does not exist. Lord your glory waits for your people are
not being your people. Lord we pray they realize the importance of
being born again and having the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. That they
be called Yehovah shammah by first being people of light and people
who walk in your ways...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Samuel 5:7-8
7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same the city of David.
8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the gutter, and
smiteth the Jebusites [means rejected], and the lame and the blind,
hated of David's soul. Said, the blind and the lame shall not come
into the house.

Exodus 28: 21 - And the stones shall be with the names of the children
of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a
signet; every one with his name shall they be according to the twelve
tribes.

Revelation 21:10-26
10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain,
and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of
heaven from God,
11 Having the glory of God: and her light was like to a stone most
precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
12 And had a wall great and high, and had twelve gates, and at the
gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of
the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
13 On the east three gates; on the north three gates; on the south
three gates; and on the west three gates.
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the
names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
15 And he that talked with me had a golden reed to measure the city,
and the gates thereof, and the wall thereof.
16 And the city lies foursquare, and the length is as large as the
breadth: and he measured the city with the reed, twelve thousand
furlongs. The length and the breadth and the height of it are equal.
17 And he measured the wall thereof, an hundred and forty and four
cubits, according to the measure of a man, that is, of the angel.
18 And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was
pure gold, like to clear glass.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with
all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the
second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolyte;
the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the
eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.
21 And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: every several gate was of
one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were
transparent glass.
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the
Lamb are the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine
in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light
thereof.
24 And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of
it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honor into it.
25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there
shall be no night there.
26 And they shall bring the glory and honor of the nations into it.


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Silence the storm and still the waves

Mark 4:38, 39 - And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not
that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the
sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

In today's message we have a scene before us - Jesus is crossing the
Sea of Galilee (also called the Lake of Gennesaret) in a small ship.
This was not a row boat like we see in illustrations but was a little
larger than a boat and had a sail. Along with this small ship were
other small ships filled with His disciples. Jesus is asleep on the
stern which is the hinder part of the ship and also the part from
which the ship is guided. As they are crossing the sea a sudden great
storm arises and starts to create great waves.

Mark does an excellent job in reporting this event. He gives finer
details of the event unlike as recorded in Matthew and Luke. Now as
recorded in the Gospels the waves caused by the storm start to fill up
the small ship in which Jesus is asleep (they do not state the
situation on the other ships).

As the water fills the ship the disciples wake Jesus. Their words to
Him were 'Master, carest thou not that we perish?' They knew Jesus has
the power to bring them out of this situation but they did not know
how.

When Jesus woke up He did not ask them what happened but He
immediately rebuked the wind and also the waves and they obey. The
words that He used were 'silence, be still'. The wind became silent
and the waves stood still. It was not that the wind stood still for
the wind was needed to take them across the other side, it came under
control. We see after that Jesus rebukes the disciples for having
little faith. We also see the disciples were amazed at the authority
which Jesus had over the wind and the sea.

Jesus later rebuked His disciples for having little faith because they
did not realize the power to give life and take away life was with God
and without His permission nothing can happen. Second even if they did
not know their purpose in life they had Jesus with them Who had shared
with them His mission and without His mission been complete nothing
could happen to Him.

We need to understand faith will not calm your troubled sea. It will
neither silence the storm nor stop the waves but it keep you going
even in the troubled sea. Had the disciples had faith they would not
have woken up Jesus but they also would not have silenced the storm or
stopped the waves. To silence the storm and still the waves, one needs
more than faith, one needs authority. Faith will tell us the purpose
and keep us going but authority tells us our role in that purpose.
Jesus told us to have faith but He came to give us authority. He by
His Spirit enlightened us of the role the Lord has put us in His
Purpose for mankind. Unless we do not know our Purpose we will not
have the authority. Thus authority comes as we start to carry or Cross
or Purpose in Christ's redemption plan for mankind.

The wind is the situations in our lives. We need to understand
situations are needed because it is situations that take us to our
destinations. If there were no situations then we would be standard in
our spiritual lives. But when situations quicken and have an overhand
over our lives they start to talk to us and shake our faith. Also when
situation come at great speed they cause people to come against us
like waves and these people take over our lives to cause our lives to
be drowned. That is the time if we know our purpose in God Plan we can
command the situations to be silent. It is authority that lets us
command the waves to be still. Scriptures state when we walk in
righteousness the Lord causes even our enemies to have favour over us.
We should remember that the Lord is at the stirring part of our lives.
Even if we do not see Him active let us not be fooled but let us
remember God never sleeps.

Most people make wrong prayers by telling the storm to be still. They
do not want situations to come. God said in the Bible, we like it or
not situations will come against us and that they are put by the Lord
in His story of creation. But He never said they will destroy us. They
do only because we do not have faith, we do not have Him at our
stirring or have authority.

These situations destroy us only because we do not carry our Cross.
And since we do not carry our Cross we do not grow in authority. So
let us not just have faith but have authority, the power to command
our situations to be silent and power to still the people who come
against us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, it is by faith we are saved but it is by authority we become
Sons. Lord Jesus, You came to make Sons of us. You gave us your Spirit
to help us become Sons. Holy Spirit, Father work in us and help us
know our Purpose in the Kingdom of God. Help us carry our Cross which
becomes every light when You are with us. Let not the situations move
us or talk to us but help us grow such that we be over our situations
and have power to silence it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 4:35-41
35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let
us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as
he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the
ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and
they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we
perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace,
be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye
have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner
of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?

Psalms 107:23-31
23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up
the waves thereof.
26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths:
their soul is melted because of trouble.
27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at
their wits' end.
28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them
out of their distresses.
29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto
their desired haven.
31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his
wonderful works to the children of men!

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Country under siege

Ezekiel 4:1-3
1 Thou also, son of man, take thee a tile, and lay it before thee,
and pourtray upon it the city, even Jerusalem:
2 And lay siege against it, and build a fort against it, and cast a
mount against it; set the camp also against it, and set battering rams
against it round about.
3 Moreover take thou unto thee an iron pan, and set it for a wall of
iron between thee and the city: and set thy face against it, and it
shall be besieged, and thou shalt lay siege against it. This shall be
a sign to the house of Israel.

Firstly I like to excuse myself for not sending any messages for these
few days since I was out of town and did not have access to do so. I
was attending a camp and was blessed by the Lord who did teach me
something very awesome but yet very alarming to the Church. As the
preacher was teaching something else quoting certain scriptures the
Lord was explaining me something which I did not understand since a
long time. It was concerning the great anointing in some people even
though they were personally far from God’s plans. Someday God willing
I will share that with you.

It was 2 days back I received this message to share with you. But
since it touches a topic which is sensitive to many people, I was
worried on how to put it across. But then the Lord does not
disappoint, if He has given a task, He will also provide everything
needed to do it.

This message is to do with the country of Israel. Most Christians have
a very sentimental connection to this country because most of the
Bible is based from this land and also mainly because the Son of man
Jesus Christ came from amongst these people.

We need to firstly remember that God is the God of the whole world and
not only of the people of a land. In many places when God referred to
Israel His people He did not refer just to the people of that place,
but all those who are His people spiritually. It is by faith we become
His people and not by birth. Paul goes to great extend to explain this
matter in depth in his letter to the Romans.

When I got this message about the things which will come soon against
this country, I asked the Lord how do I put this across to the people
who love this country so much; then the Lord gave me the parable of
the King’s son’s wedding.

In the parable Jesus explained how the invitation was first send to
the people in the city who rejected the invitation and even harmed his
messengers. Later the king sends his army to destroy the people of the
city. A city is defined in the Bible as a place protected by walls. It
is true the people of Israel (Jews) were protected by God because of
the blessing that was on them. In the same way many other nations were
also blessed by the Lord in the Bible. The first nation that was
blessed was the children of Cain (Mongolian race / people with a mark
on the face - from which the Chinese, Japanese and most other Asian
races come from). God had blessed them with worldly skills. Even the
children of Ismael were blessed by the Lord. This does not mean they
are exempted from all wrong. What the blessing specified was due to
them but the curses that came on them due to their doing was also due
on them.

Amongst all nations in the Bible the Jews were most blessed but they
were the most unfortunate people for they rejected the One Who blessed
them.

In my spirit I felt this message was coming soon looking at the turn
of events and also by our previous messages, thus when it came I was
not surprised. The Lord is telling us this, so as to let us know these
events are from the Lord and also He wants to tell us as to why this
is happening, so as the situation becomes very difficult for Israel
let us not be alarmed.

It was for His Name’s shake that He kept these people even though they
rejected Him. But it is time that His purpose cannot be set aside. The
sacrifice of His Son cannot be ignored or made void. The Jews primary
suffered at the hands of the Lord in the Old Testament and even now it
is the Lord Who is going to cause the problems unto them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord your Name is above all names. You lifted up Jesus for the whole
world to know You. Jesus humbled Himself and lifted your Purpose above
all. It was neither the candle stand nor the shewbread which was in
the Holies of Holy but it was the Ark of Covenant that was kept there.
Jesus died for the Cross and also told us without carrying of the
Cross we too have no hopes of entering Heaven to be with You. Father
God all that You do has Purpose and your Purpose is the good of man.
May your Purpose be fulfilled in our lives...

We make this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 22:
1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables, and said,
2 The kingdom of heaven is like to a certain king, which made a
marriage for his son,
3 And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the
wedding: and they would not come.
4 Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them which are
bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatted
calves are killed, and all things are ready: come to the marriage.
5 But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm,
another to his merchandise:
6 And the remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully,
and slew them.
7 But when the king heard thereof, he was wroth: and he sent forth
his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.
8 Then said he to his servants, The wedding is ready, but they which
were bidden were not worthy.
9 Go you therefore into the highways, and as many as you shall find,
bid to the marriage.
10 So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered
together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding
was furnished with guests.

Romans 2:28-29
28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:
29 But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that
of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is
not of men, but of God.

Romans 4:13-14
13 For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed
that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of
faith.
14 For if they that are of the law are heirs, faith is made void, and
the promise is made of none effect:

Galatians 2:16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of
the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in
Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and
not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no
flesh be justified.

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With what measure do we give?

1 Chronicles 29:7 - And gave for the service of the house of God of
gold five thousand talents and ten thousand drams, and of silver ten
thousand talents, and of brass eighteen thousand talents, and one
hundred thousand talents of iron.

Continuing with yesterday’s message, today the Lord wants to highlight
the basis of our giving.

Yesterday I wrote that tithing is the first step towards learning to
give, we as Christians are called to learn to give beyond tithe. Many
people think the extra goes as offering so categorizing their giving
as tithes and offerings. Firstly offerings are not the givings we
give. If we look up scriptures offerings were sacrificial offerings
which people brought to the table of the Lord. These sacrificial
offerings were symbolic representations of spiritual things. Givings
were never categorized as offerings.

When we give we have the habit of first seeing our needs and then what
is extra we give from that. So when we receive we first set aside our
needs and then look at the needs of others.

Firstly let me put it clearly God has not called all of us to give
everything we have. Jesus did not ask Zacchaeus to give away
everything but He did that to the rich young man. The Lord gives us to
meet our needs; then the question comes how much do we give and by
what measure?

In the Gospels we see all the miracles which Jesus did, each and every
one of them recorded was unique, each one is for us to learn something
new from. There was only one miracle which Jesus repeated and that was
the multiplications on loaves of bread and fishes to feed the people
who followed Him. Since this matter was very, very important to us,
that is the only reason why it was performed twice. Both the times
Jesus alone did not do the miracle, but demonstrated it first to His
disciples. They then showed it to the people near how; who in turn
showed it to the others. Each and every one performed the miracle of
multiplication of bread.

I have before also explained what happened the working of this miracle
and am again doing it again because it is very important we understand
how this miracle was performed, so that we know how to do it with our
receiving and giving.

The Bible states Jesus took the bread gave thanks, broke it and gave
to the disciples; they in turn did the same and gave it to people. It
also states how they were seated. Around Jesus were the disciples and
around the disciples were the people. The numbers of the people in
both occasions were in thousands so the size of this circle was very
large with the Lord in the center.

People do not understand these scriptures and then come up with vague
explanations to it. Some ‘wise men’ state the bread was very, very big
so all got a piece of it and the miracle was in that small piece
satisfied each one. They ignore the fact that the Bible states a small
boy was carrying these breads. Can they image a boy roaming with giant
breads! Secondly they also ignore the fact that the crumbs themselves
filled twelve baskets. If the crumbs filled twelve baskets can one
image the size of those giant breads!!! Maybe those baskets were toy
baskets!

Understand when Jesus gave thanks, broke the bread into two halves and
gave the disciples each did not receive a half but received a full.
The disciples themselves broke and gave the people each received a
full bread. The people also did the same they gave thanks broke the
bread and gave one half unto the nearest person. After doing this the
person giving still had a whole bread and person receiving also got
whole bread. It is this reason each one was satisfied and had
something to leave at the end after their stomach was filled.

The Lord requires us to also follow the same in our givings. We need
to look at the requirement or purpose we are giving towards and give
accordingly; we all do not need to give everything we have. We need to
first thank God for what we have received and give part of our
receiving’s as our givings. We will then realize what part we have
will satisfy all our needs and what we give also will satisfy the
needs of that person.

Where we fail is firstly we do not really thank God for what we
receive. Let us ask ourselves how many of us are satisfied with what
we earn? We fight between our wants or the needs that do not get
fulfilled because we do not give. The only way out is first thank God
for all we receive, second overcome the desires of the flesh, thirdly
learn to give by trusting God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You asked us to tithe so that we learn to give and to grow in
faith and also learn to overcome our flesh. You do all things with
purpose. Help us remember the purpose of our giving so that we receive
far greater things which are in store for us in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 19:2-9
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief
among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press,
because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him:
for he was to pass that way.
5 And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and
said to him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must
abide at your house.
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully.
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone
to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said to the Lord: Behold, Lord, the half
of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any
man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said to him, This day is salvation come to this house, as
much as he also is a son of Abraham.

Matthew 19:20-23
20 The young man said to him, All these things have I kept from my
youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said to him, If you will be perfect, go and sell that you
have, and give to the poor, and you shall 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.
23 Then said Jesus to his disciples, Truly I say to you, That a rich
man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.



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Israel will be forsaken

Book of Hosea

In the book of Hosea the Lord symbolizes His people to be the
prostitute and yet asks Hosea to marry one as a symbolic quester of
God's relation with His people. Hosea out his marriage with his wife
Gomer had first a son whom the Lord told Hosea to name as Jezreel.
Hosea then had a daughter whom the Lord instructed to be named
Loruhamah. Immediately even as Loruhamah was been weaned his wife had
another child a son whom the Lord instructed to be named Loammi.

When the Angel released the Apostles Peter and John from prison the
Angel referred to the Word of God as Instructions of Life. There is a
study of the Bible called Bible codes also called ELS codes. Through
this study people have found details of events with names and dates.

The Oklahoma bombing had the words - Oklahoma - Murrah (the name of
the building) - Timothy Mc Veigh (name of the person who was arrested
and convicted of the crime).

There are many records found by ELS codes regarding the Second World
War like the words like
Hitler - Nazi - enemy - evil man - slaughter.

Even astrological events like a comet crashing into a planet was found
with dates, a long time before it happened.
Shoemaker-Levy - impacts - Jupiter (written twice with one place the
date of impact) - July 16 1994

Most amazing details found were of some events which will baffle any man.

(Lady Diana) Princess - Diana - Spencer (her real surname) - (princess
of) Wales - France - Paris (where she died) - tunnel - river (location
where she died) - 1997 (the year she died) - August (the month she
died) - Fayed (the man who died with her whom she is stated to be
having an affair with at that time).

USA consulate (bombing) - Nairobi - Kenya (the place where the
consulate was bombed) - August 7th - 1998 - (time) 10:45 - in the
morning - 247 people - murdered (number of people who died in the
bombing) - truck bomb (mode by which the bomb was delivered) - (also
found were the names of the 3 alleged terrorist).

This mode of this study is rooted in equidistance letters forming
simple or complex patterns. This study has only been feasible using
the current technology - computers. Without computers a simple
verification of an event would take months.

The mode of this study is documented in the Bible in Genesis 20:2
where its every 5th letter forms the words which mean 'lattice work of
equidistance- letter sequence'. So we see the Bible is not just
instructions of life but also history of life.

Why am I taking of ELS codes in today's message? And what has ELS
codes to do with Hosea and his wife or God and His people?

The reason is that it is a great irony that the scriptures Genesis
20:2 records the time when Abraham forsakes his marriage with his wife
Sarah.

Like ELS codes the Lord has taught me another study which I call as
Image Study (which Daniel or Job were made to understand) which goes
into symbolism of names, creatures, colours, relationships etc.

If we see the names and their meanings it opens all together a new
light to the message

Hosea - salvation
Gomer - complete
Jezreel - God sows
Lo-ruhamah - no mercy
Lo-ammi - not my people

God's people are not complete without God. Man due to sin became a
corrupt soul yet God sowed in to the life of man with the sacrifice of
His Son. But there comes a stage where God denies His people and says
no mercy will be shown to them and comes to the extent of saying they
are not my people. If we study the book of Hosea Israel is given unto
Assyria a kingdom which did more destruction to the Jews than even
Hitler or any kingdom has done to any set of people.

The word Assyria means 'step' which symbolizing (worldly) prosperity.
The word Ephraim means double ash-heap or 'I shall be doubly fruitful'.

By today's message God talks of forsaking His people because His
people are fornicating spiritually due to their lust for worldly
prosperity. They are Ephraim, people who want more and more of the
blessings of this world. Look around the most famous preachers are
those who talk mostly about being blessed; blessed with wealth, good
jobs, worldly relationships; Healers who concentrate on physical
healings more than spiritual healings.

If we do not want God to forsake us, we need to have it in us that
these worldly things are only for one purpose that is to meet our
needs not our wants. Let us not be people of whoredom but be His
spiritually complete people whom the Lord originally called us to be.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, your people do not know the purpose You made us in this flesh.
They crave for things of the flesh. Adam before sin never craved for
anything but sin corrupted him and his generations. We have natural
and spiritual sicknesses due to our corrupt flesh. Lord Jesus You
showed how You overcame both the natural flesh and the carnal flesh of
man and remained perfect. Your resurrection in Spirit and in natural
body was proof of your overcoming. Help us not to crave for worldly
things and pleasures but only for things of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Read Hosea 1

Genesis 20:2 And Abraham said of Sarah his wife, She is my sister:
and Abimelech king of Gerar sent, and took Sarah.


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Christianity brings equality

2 Corinthians 8:17 - For indeed he accepted the exhortation; but being
more forward, of his own accord he went unto you.

In today's message we read Titus is on a mission to the Church of
Corinth requesting them to give generously to the Church of Macedonia.
Accompanying Titus is a famous brother, famous as a preacher of the
Gospel. His name is not revealed but people assume it was Luke, or
Silas or even Mark or Barnabas. The higher possibility is that it was
Luke. We see this was a high profile mission backed by Paul and all
Churches requesting the people to give unto others of the faith.

Today morning as I got up this same matter was running in my mind.
People cry so much, or are burdened greatly when it comes to tithing
(giving 10 percent). They do not know that Christians are not called
to tithe, but tithing is a step to becoming a Christian. Tithing is
just junior school of what a Christian is called for and even this
junior school is like a doctorate for most Christians.

Today there are not even a handful of Christians in the whole world
that really follow the Word of God when it comes to giving. The early
Church grew greatly because they really followed the principles of
giving. God was pleased with them and therefore added many unto that
Church.

People quote half scriptures and half understandings so as to avoid
facing the Truth. It may amaze people to know, if people do indeed
really follow Christianity there would be not one poor Christian and
at the same time there would be no rich Christians.

Christianity brings equality in all things and Paul speaks on this to
the rich people of Corinth asking them to give their earthly wealth
and in turn to receive spiritual wealth from the Church in Macedonia.

Even though I wrote on tithing I did not write on next level because
people are yet not ready to really follow 'Christianity' . We may look
at great preachers around the world, great Men and Women of God
everywhere but yet the spiritual growth of all of us is very sad. We
are far, far off from what we are called to be.

By today's message the Lord is telling us, we need to grow
spiritually. We need to stop being fed on milk and start consuming
solid food. Solid food is only given to those who exercise their faith
and the best way to start exercising is to give.

Tithing is for the weaned and not for the spiritually mature. Let us
learn to go beyond that 10 percent and let us be led by the Holy
Spirit in our givings.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You alone are our provider. You alone provide all our needs and
your Word says You made all our provision even before You put us here
on earth. You have given more to some and less unto others among your
children so that the more learn to give unto the less and thus grow in
the Fruits of the Holy Spirit. Teach us Lord that by giving we also
receive and all among us will not lack anything in any way both
naturally and spiritually. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 8:1-24
Key scriptures (Italics removed)
12 For if the readiness is there, acceptable according as hath, not
according as hath not.
13 For not that others may be eased ye distressed;
14 but by equality: your abundance at this present time for their
want, that their abundance also may become for your want; that there
may be equality:
15 as it is written, He that gathered much had nothing over; and he
that gathered little had no lack.

Genesis 14:18-24
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread and wine: and he
was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of the most high
God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath delivered thine
enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me the persons, and
take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up mine hand unto
the LORD, the most high God, the possessor of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that
I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I
have made Abram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten, and the portion of
the men which went with me, Aner, Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take
their portion.

Acts 2:42-47
42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles' doctrine and
fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were
done by the apostles.
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness
and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.

1 Corinthians 3:2-3
2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were
not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.
3 For ye are yet carnal: for whereas there is among you envying, and
strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal, and walk as men?

Hebrews 5:12-14
12 For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that
one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of
God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13 For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of
righteousness: for he is a babe.
14 But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those
who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good
and evil.

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The Bread that was glorified

Luke 22:19 - And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and
gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this
do in remembrance of me.

In the Bible bread is given a very important place. In today's message
Jesus compares His body to the bread He lifted up and gave thanks to
God with. In the Tabernacle also Jesus the Son was symbolized as the
shewbread while the Holy Spirit was symbolized as the candle stand.

It is important for us to understand why bread; for this we need to go
to the root meanings of the words bread, shewbread, flesh and body
both in Greek and Hebrew.

Greek
Bread - root meaning - raise up
Flesh - root meaning - sweep (in sense of to draw)
Body - root meaning - make whole

Hebrew
Bread - root meaning - overcome
Unleavened bread - root meaning - to milk or suck out, in the sense of
greedily devouring for sweetness; (yeast breaks the sugar into alcohol
and carbon dioxide, thus destroys the sugar)
Shewbread - root meaning - overcome
Flesh - root meaning - message
Body - root meaning - most places the womb is translated as body and
other places flesh or side is translated as body. Only in case of a
dead body a different word is used which has the root meaning breathe,
symbolizing lack of breathe (life) in the flesh.

What we see by these root meanings that these words were not taken
just by coincidence but done with perfect wisdom and understanding of
God.

Jesus was the only human, born of human yet without sin and who
remained without sin (Adam also was born without sin but later he
sinned). Jesus had no blemish; not only in His soul but also in His
flesh, therefore He was perfect in both. It is because of this
perfectness He was raised not only in Spirit but also in the flesh. He
alone as the Old Testament says will be raised both in spirit and
flesh. He is the first to overcome (shewbread) and has become an
example and way for us to overcome.

Today as we celebrate Resurrection Sunday, remembering the day Jesus
gave proof to the world He alone is perfect and by His perfection He
broke the curse of hell for all who believe in Him. God in His wrath
had cursed Adam and all his generations to perish in this prison when
Adam sinned.

A true celebration of Resurrection Sunday would be when the message of
Jesus Christ comes alive in us and become a part of us so we too will
not perish but will be raised up like Him at least in spirit even
though our flesh (understanding) is corrupt.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, people call themselves by your name but have not yet really
understood your Message. Lord we pray people really eat your Message
and make it a part of themselves so that they too be raised in You.
Lord, like You said when we really have your message in us a river of
Living Water will follow from our bellies. Lord, we pray more and more
people have bellies that follow your Living Water following from it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 1:14 - And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we
beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,)
full of grace and truth.

John 6:51-56
51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat
of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give
is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.
52 The Jews therefore strove among themselves, saying, How can this
man give us his flesh to eat?
53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except
ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no
life in you.
54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life;
and I will raise him up at the last day.
55 For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed.
56 He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me,
and I in him.

Hebrew 9:1-2
1 Then verily the first had also ordinances of divine service, and a
worldly sanctuary.
2 For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the
candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the
sanctuary.

Happy Resurrection Day to all. May your bellies flow with His Living
Water so that His salvation may reach many.



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Dead and being Asleep

Mark 6: 39 - And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye
this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

This Passover week we will be remembering the death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ. We have Muslims who due to this event say Jesus was
not God for God can not die. Some even question if God died then who
was running the world.

We Christians may laugh at these statements of the Muslim and may
point fingers at their small mindedness. But among us Christians also
are many who still are not clear about death, what happens to us after
dead and what does resurrection really mean.

In today's message we see Jesus points out to the dead child as being
asleep. We could imagine the reaction of the people who were mourning
as to what they thought of Jesus when He spoke those words!

If that child was asleep then what happened to Jesus at the Passover
was He also asleep?

Jesus puts in the Bible as man having 2 deaths. The first death is
when the soul and the spirit leave the body. In many places it is
written as only spirit and in some places as only soul. One should
first understand spirit as in Hebrew means just breath of life.

Plants and animals both are living beings but plants unlike animals
when they die, we say the plant withered away but an animal as died. A
plant's death cannot be pointed to a particular moment of time but to
a period, but in the case of animals we can. Both have the breath of
life but both do not have a soul. Man like animals has a soul (inner
man also called heart and should not be confused with the organ). Like
the shape and biological structure of man gives man an image so also
the soul gives an image to the spirit of man. A spirit is beautiful if
its soul is beautiful. It is the soul that gets beautified with
spiritual things not the Spirit. They cannot be separated and perish
together. The soul is the body of the inner man. The perishing of the
inner man is called second death. This death is exceedingly painful
than the first death.

When Jesus died His Spirit did not die but since He had taken all the
sins on Him, He was forsaken unto hell. Hell is a prison and not a
place where Devil rules. Satan himself is a prisoner there. It is the
Angels of God who control hell. Hell was made for sinners' spirits to
perish there until its time, and the suffering there is the burning of
the sins that are concealed within the soul. The burning is from
inside not outside. There is no fire outside like shown in pictures
or, illustrations, or some people's claim of visions or visitations.

Hell is for sinners but since Jesus had no sin in Him, He could not be
kept in Hell so had to be freed and by His freeing all the souls that
believe in Him are also freed. Therefore it is written all souls from
the time of Noah who were in Hell and believed in Him came up (the
first Covenant was with Noah). Now any soul that believes in Him does
not go to Hell after death but sleeps in a spiritual level called
Grave, or Sea (not earthly grave or sea), or bosom of Abraham (for he
to sleeps) until Jesus' coming back to take us to Heaven after we
being judged. The Greek word translated as resurrection simply means
to rise. Hell is the lowest level of the spirit world and we who were
born of sin in Adam and are now born again by our faith in Jesus
Christ will rise and will not go to that lowest level. The curse of
Hell is cancelled for them who believes in the death and resurrection
of Jesus Christ. Also since Jesus was perfect (uncorrupted - did not
commit even one sin) therefore even His flesh body did not perish but
was also raised. That does not mean He dwells in the flesh in Heaven
but like He demonstrated in His transfiguration it takes a spiritual
form (raised means bought to a better level).

This Resurrection Sunday let us remember this great victory and use
the opportunity to witness this victory unto others, so that they too
believe and not die but sleep in Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we know that although we die we will not die the second death
because You have cancelled the curse of Hell by your death and
resurrection. Your appearing again on the third day was a proof for
all mankind. We know Lord You will come again after we sleep to wake
us up and take us with You to the House of our Eternal Father. There
we will be an eternal part of You and will be glorified with You as
You are glorified...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 11:11-14
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.
12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had
spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

Luke 23:
44 And it was about the sixth hour, and there was a darkness over all
the earth until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into
thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the
ghost.

Acts 13:33-39
33 God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he
hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm,
Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee.
34 And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more
to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the
sure mercies of David.
35 Wherefore he saith also in another psalm, Thou shalt not suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.
36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of
God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through
this man is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things,...

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 Corinthians 15:51-54
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.

Revelation 2:11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit
saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the
second death.

Revelation 20:12-15
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.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every
man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast
into the lake of fire.


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Be dead to the law of the flesh and come alive in the Law of the Lord

Romans 7:4 - Wherefore, my brethren, ye also are become dead to the
law by the body of Christ; that ye should be joined to another, even
to him who is raised from the dead, that we should bring forth fruit
unto God.

Assumption has caused most people to be misled and has turned them
into blind people even though they have proper functional eyes.

Like in today’s message the meaning of the word ‘law’ in English and
that in Greek is assumed to be same, but is not. The English word
refers to a set of instructions or guidelines of dos and do-nots that
need to be taken seriously and if not, it would have consequences. But
in Greek the word ‘nomos’ translated as law has more than just that.
It also means the customs that are passed down generations, which we
call as ‘traditions’ in English. So Nomos is a word used both for the
law as well as traditions.

When the Jews were credited to be keepers of the law of Moses they
were not credited to be keepers of the Law of the Lord the Law which
the Lord was given through Moses, but they were credited to be keepers
of the traditions of Moses (from the times of Moses).

Let me explain, for example doing the things connected to the Passover
as given in the book of Moses and these were a statutes, but now that
the true Passover Lamb was revealed and things which were in the
shadow were brought to the light, then this statute comes to pass. So
still doing the things of the shadow is no longer a statute but a
tradition.

Traditions are a taboo to Christianity, and nowhere does it have place
in a Christian’s life. People confuse between statutes and traditions.
Traditions are manmade and are the works of the flesh but statutes are
things which the Lord has asked of us to do till the time we come to
the true knowledge of its understanding. Statutes too will one day
cease, once all mankind comes to the knowledge of it. Jesus came to
destroy traditions and to bring all statutes to light and into spirit.

I was amazed to learn this last Sunday as I was sharing the Word, the
Lord revealed that no doubt the God of the Jews was Yahweh, yet He was
the second God for them. Their first god was not Yahweh but was Moses.
The words of Moses was abiding to them as life and death but they
never took the pain to ever understand what the Lord meant by these
words. They were keepers of the letter not the spirit of the letter.

One of the greatest enemies of God’s people still controls His people.
The Jews (followers of Judaism) lost their rights to His Kingdom when
they forsook Jesus Christ. Today we have people who have accepted
Jesus Christ but still have forsaken His Word by giving the traditions
of man a place over and above God’s Word.

This Sunday the spiritually dead people who keep the traditions of man
will celebrate Easter Sunday and those who are spiritually alive will
celebrate Resurrection Sunday - the Resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ.
You will know by this as how many have really died in Christ and how
many are really alive in Him. This will also tell you why Jesus warned
only a few will enter the gates of Heaven and how successful the Beast
is in ruling over this world.

Brothers and sisters in Christ be dead to traditions, come alive in
Spirit. Keep the statutes of God as written in His Word. You cannot
satisfy God in the flesh but only in Spirit and Truth.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are God and Spirit. You created this whole world yet You
chose only a few to be your Children and to receive the inheritance
You have set for them in your Kingdom. The people in the flesh will
perish but those that overcome the flesh will have eternal life with
You. Lord, we ask You in your mercy to open the eyes on the spiritual
blind and soften the hearts of the hard hearted that they may discern
the things they do and things they follow...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 6:11-15
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak
blasphemous words against Moses, and against God.
12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes,
and came on him, and caught him, and brought him to the council,
13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceases not to
speak blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall
destroy this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered
us.
15 And all that sat in the council, looking steadfastly on him, saw
his face as it had been the face of an angel.

Acts 7 - (Stephen does not deny it but tries to explains it).

Romans 2:29 But he a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision of
the heart, in the spirit not in the letter; whose praise not of men,
but of God.

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead
wherein we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and
not the oldness of the letter.

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.

Matthew 19:8 He saith unto them, Moses because of the hardness of
your hearts suffered you to put away your wives: but from the
beginning it was not so.

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Church grows only when we...

Acts 6: 7 - So the word of God increased; and the number of the
disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the
priests were obedient to the faith.

In the book of Acts we see the same happening with the Church as it
was with the Israelites. When the Israelites did according to the
Lord’s instructions, it pleased God and thus they became an inimitable
force and not one of them became a victim at any battle. But when they
did not do according to God’s instructions they bore great losses and
at times they were delivered by the Lord Himself into the hands of
their enemies.

We see in Acts whenever the Church did things right the Lord added
people unto their congregation and the Church grew. It grew not only
in numbers but also exceptional leaders were noted among them.

In the records of the earliest Church, chapter 6 records the first
case of denomination issue coming up in among the congregation. The
Grecians (in Greek were called Hellenistes) were people who had a
Greek background. Their dialect and their customs made them different
from native Jews who spoke mainly Hebrew and Aramaic.

People do not use languages for communication but communication
depends on the language. This creates communication rift / separation
between people and form groups. Another factor is customs that become
traditions. In India this is seen very clearly. The different parts of
the country have different types of vegetation and climate. Parts were
under the rules of foreigner of different countries thus their
languages also changed. The clothes and the diets of the people have
developed differently due to these factors, but now even though people
move from one part of the country to another part and generations
latter yet they feel they need to continue the customs of the part of
the country they come originally came from and this becomes a matter
of self respect and family pride. People kill each other for this and
families perish due to these customs.

When this issue came up in the congregation, the Apostles used wisdom
and attended to the issue according to their best understanding of the
Kingdom of God. This act pleased God and His glory was experienced
among the people and thus the Church grew.

These days’ people use worldly wisdom and commerce to fill the church
more than their leading of the Holy Spirit and the understanding of
the Kingdom of God. Some even manage to be successful for a short
period of time but soon or later their kingdom comes crashing down.

We have denominations among us mainly because we have tried to
separate ourselves from the others believers by our differences. The
Lord instructed us to separate ourselves from the belief and ways of
the unbelievers but not form groups among ourselves due to differences
in customs, languages, understandings, race etc...

Let us remember if we all believe in Jesus Christ as the only way, we
believe that He died and resurrected, and by His sacrifice our sins
have been forgiven, that He gave us His Spirit Who guides us and leads
us to the Truth of His Word. Then all other differences and
misunderstandings should be borne with tolerance, cleared with love,
patience and help of the Holy Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we suffer because we use our worldly wisdom and our worldly
understanding. Even though the Israelites lacked understanding of
things yet when they walked even in that little they knew, You were
pleased with them, You blessed them and prospered them. Lord, give
wisdom and understanding of your Truth to the leaders of the Church so
that they stop using worldly ways but work according to the ways of
your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 6:1-8
1 And in those days, when the number of the disciples was
multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the
Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily
ministration.
2 Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them,
and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and
serve tables.
3 Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest
report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over
this business.
4 But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the
ministry of the word.
5 And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen,
a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus,
and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of
Antioch:
6 Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they
laid their hands on them.
7 And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples
multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests
were obedient to the faith.
8 And Stephen, full of faith and power, did great wonders and
miracles among the people.

Acts 2:44-47
44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men,
as every man had need.
46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and
breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness
and singleness of heart,
47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord
added to the church daily such as should be saved.


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Creation was subject to vanity in expectation of good from us

Romans 8:20,21 - For the creature [creation] was made subject to
vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected in hope
[expectation of good], Because the creature [creation] itself also
shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious
liberty of the children of God.

Even though many do theology or number of PhDs in Bible study, they
all stumble at this one question 'why did God do all this when He knew
it, could He have not done it differently? '

Understand we are talking of God here. A Being Who is all knowing, all
seeing and ever present. Understand even before God created anything
God knew what that soul would do and all about it. He knows our
thought even before we think of it.

So did He not know that Satan would turn away from Him when He created
him? He did.

Did not God know Adam would sin after being tempted of Satan? He did.

If you notice the Tree of God and Bad is there only in Genesis but in
the end when man once again enters Paradise there is no Tree of Good
and Bad but just the Tree of Life. Had this tree not been there in the
start would man have eaten of it? No.

We need to understand God allowed all this to happen with knowledge.
He knew He would have to pay a heavy price for letting all this happen
yet He let it happen, not that He liked to, but all because He wanted
us His children to be glorified in Him.

Our God does have His way but being a Righteous God He justifies all
that He does. He could have made us into what we will become right in
the beginning but God refrained from it. He wants us to be like Him
and wants us to develop His Nature (His Name) within us.

Jesus did not need to humble Himself and come as man and die for us to
abolish the curse of Hell given by God to sinful man nor did the Holy
Spirit also need to humble Himself and come as the seven Spirits to be
the foundation of the Church. He could have remained one. But we see
God, His Spirit and His Son did set all these to happen so that we
develop the goodness of God in us, prove to be His children and thus
truly inherit what He has set for us in Heaven.

Christian call this week a Holy Week, but God desired holiness from us
from the time He has created us. This week may be an occasion to
celebrate the Passover not as a tradition like the Jews do but as a
statute in the light of the Truth of the real Passover Lamb - our Lord
Jesus Christ.

We may do this statute to proclaim to the world especially those who
do not know Christ. But for us let not only this be a week of holiness
but let everyday of our lives be a day of being holy, of coming closer
to the Nature of our God, for our Godhead is a Holy God. Let us not do
good because we feel like it, or any other reason other than that it
is expected out of us His children even before we came into this
world, and for our God paid a heavy price for us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are full of wisdom and are all knowing. You created us to
prosper us. You call evil vanity because You know evil does not
prosper any further than the boundaries You have set. Lord, we are not
children of vanity but children of light, a light that grows and
expels darkness and completely destroys it. Even before this darkness
came into existence You already set forth the light to shine in us and
through us. Lord, let us not take pride in doing good but let us
remember it is expected of us even before we were designed or came
into existence. Help us to walk into the goodness of our Lord Jesus
Christ…

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus
unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in
them.

Ephesians 3:9-15
9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery,
which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
created all things by Jesus Christ:
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in
heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of
God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus
our Lord:
12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.
13 Wherefore I desire that ye faint not at my tribulations for you,
which is your glory.
14 For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
15 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named,

Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand,
Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you
from the foundation of the world:

Ephesians 1:4-6
4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the
world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:
5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus
Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us
accepted in the beloved.

1 Peter 1:20-21
20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world,
but was manifest in these last times for you,
21 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead,
and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.


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