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Post  Admin on Tue 23 Jun 2015, 9:40 pm

Fear of death

Acts 5:5 - And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the 
ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

When God made man it is written He took mud and made a form of a human 
out of mud and in that He breathe life (put a spirit) and the soul came 
alive. People think God but His Spirit in man, if that was the case then 
Adam would have been called Christ for Christ means one who has (on 
whom) is the Spirit of God. Jesus is called Christ for He as man was the 
first to have the Spirit of God (permanent while the prior Men of God 
were anointed for a mission and till that mission). After Jesus gave us 
His Spirit today Christian (Baptize in Him and His Spirit) are like 
Christ (but are not The Christ since they were not the first and also do 
not have the Spirit in full like Jesus did).

In today's message we see when Ananias died it is written he 'gave up 
the ghost' but if one checks the Greek words it is written 'ekpsucho' 
which is a compound word made of two words 'ek' and 'psucho'. 'Ek' means 
'of', 'from', 'out of', 'away from' and 'psucho' means 'wax cold'. So in 
other words it says something came out of him and he waxed cold or his 
soul froze, and what came out of him was his spirit. In other words 
Ananias had no hold or will to give up his spirit like Christ did but 
his spirit was taken from him which in simple word means he was put to 
death (natural death).

When we are alive our soul is alive and what we make out of our soul 
will make our spirit clean (holy) or unclean (unholy). If our spirit is 
clean we get to go to Heaven and if it is unclean then we are due for 
punishment. Once a person dies there is no way anyone (the person dead 
or anyone else) can effect or change the spirit's state so praying for 
dead people (unclean spirit) is like someone trying to push a mountain 
with bear hands. We are also forbidden to pray to or communicate to 
clean spirit (souls of dead believing people) while we are in a corrupt 
flesh that is why when Jesus spoke to Moses and Elijah, He had 
transfigured (came out of the flesh). We see Catholics and Orthodox not 
only pray for dead people but also pray to dead people (they call 
Saints). So they not only do foolish things in their ignorance but also 
anger God in it. The Catholic Church had created the concept of 
Purgatory for financial gains, history states the Pope sold exit tickets 
from purgatory for large donations and these donations were used to make 
the St Peter's Basilica in Rome. It was this event that triggered the 
Reformation movement in the Church.

This Church also does another crazy thing known as 'Ash Wednesday' and 
while putting ash on the head declare 'from ash you came unto ash you 
go'. They are somewhat right in what they say for they do not read that 
man was made out of dust or mud and not ash and God cursed sinner man to 
perish in Hell when He said 'from dust/mud you came unto dust/mud you 
go' and not ash. Catholics do not know ash was put on the head as a sign 
to declare they were cursed to perish when a person mourned. Jesus 
Christ by His death and resurrection broke the curse of Hell. Even 
though Catholics claim to believe in Jesus Christ yet they declare they 
are still under the curse. Now you have to understand which Jesus Christ 
do they believe in, at least not the one of the Bible.

In today's message the Lord is telling us not to wait till the end to 
change our soul to be clean but let live a holy life day by day so that 
when that unknown day comes suddenly for our spirit to leave our body we 
will get to enter Heaven and not face the wrath of God. So let us not 
fear death by live a holy life every day.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we understand the life of a Christian, is making the old 
inner-man which was born in corruption in Adam into uncorrupted by our 
resurrection in Christ. Lord we pray we live a holy life every day of 
our life so that we do not fear death. We know Lord by ourselves it is 
impossible but with the Help of your Spirit and your Word it is 
possible. Holy Spirit we surrender unto You our spirits and souls, work 
in us and make us like Jesus...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Colossians 1:19 - For it pleased the Father that in him should all 
fulness dwell;

Matthew 16:16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the 
Son of the living God.

Luke 12:16-21

16And he spake a parable unto them, saying, The ground of a certain rich 
man brought forth plentifully:

17And he thought within himself, saying, What shall I do, because I have 
no room where to bestow my fruits?

18And he said, This will I do: I will pull down my barns, and build 
greater; and there will I bestow all my fruits and my goods.

19And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many 
years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

20But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be 
required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast 
provided?

21So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.

John 14:3 - And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, 
and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.

Romans 14:10 - But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set 
at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat 
of Christ.

1 Corinthians 15:51 - Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all 
sleep, but we shall all be changed,

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

Acts 7:59-60

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

60And 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.

Revelation 20:11-15

11And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose 
face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place 
for them.

12And 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.

13And 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.

14And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second 
death.

15And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into 
the lake of fire.

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Be young no more

Acts 5:6 - And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, 
and buried him.

Yesterday on Father's I was preaching at a Gujarati Church and it was a 
great joy for me since they are one community from whom all should learn 
unity and oneness. I am told even when they argue or have a verbal fight 
they address each other with respect.

The Lord had given me the topic 'the Father's image' to preach on. This 
topic is very deep and requires time so to preach this in a service was 
very difficult. I had prepared for a 45mins to 1hr message for a normal 
service and when I reached there the Rev told me the message time was 
30mins plus minus 5mins. When I heard this I was worried how I would 
conclude the topic at the same time delivering the basic message so I 
immediately sat to cut off parts of my message. But in a short time he 
introduced me to his church youth and we prayed together. While praying 
it came to my heart to request the Rev for extra time to which he 
agreed. Normally the Lord would prepare me for the time which I would 
get so my message would conclude in that exact time which the Lord knew 
was ok. The reason I asked for extra time was because of the youth, I 
knew the message was for them. After the message I saw an impact of on 
them on getting a view of the depth of the Word and how to study it.

We see in today's message when it came to burial none of the elders or 
Apostles were part of it. They had not gone, not because they held any 
offence against Ananias for lying to the Holy Spirit or being bad but 
just because they knew about death and life.

Rituals are one thing which holds on to people like deep infection. Even 
when one comes out of rituals there are many times that person would 
feel incomplete without ritual. Rituals are like tomb stones which do 
not allow the person to come alive in spirit. There are some things 
which are necessary but we are not called to make a ritual of it.

We see here the Apostles knew of life and death so they knew the body 
without the spirit was like a bundle of flesh and bones but since it 
belonged to a human therefore it could not be left around to decompose 
in the open so it had to be buried. Burying it does not protect it from 
decomposing but helps in decomposing faster; it also prevents it from 
being eaten by animals or birds.

In my initial days in the Lord, along with another brother we had 
managed to bring quite a few Bengali Hindu families to the Lord. They 
were blessed in many ways and were all okay attending prayer services 
and Bible teaching sessions. But soon there came a time they had to 
disconnect from their former beliefs. They knew the truth that there was 
no other God than the Lord but they yet hesitated because they wondered 
how and who would do the rituals when a child was born in the family and 
so on. One amongst them was about death, what, who and how would their 
bodies be dealt with after they die. Since the brother and I were not 
connected to any Believer church at that time we could not help them 
with these issues and over a short period this group broke up and some 
joined a heretic church, some went back to their idol worship and few 
joined a Believer Church.

In today's message we see the Apostles and Elders of the Church did not 
go to bury the body but sent the youth to do that job. The youth did not 
dishonor the body but disposed it in a respectful manner.

The Lord is questioning us about the importance we give to rituals. He 
is asking us are we young in spirit, is our spiritual maturity low that 
we do these things. Let us be young no more, let the knowledge and 
understanding of the Truth free us from the shackles of traditions, 
rituals and worldly understanding.

I hope I would see a day before I sleep where Christians take the body 
of brethren to the grave without any rituals, or praying, or decoration, 
or flowers, or any other tradition.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray that that your people stop being young in spirit, we pray 
they mature by having a better understanding of the Kingdom of God. We 
pray You enlighten them through your Word and your Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 9:60 - Jesus said unto him, Let the [spiritually] dead bury their 
dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

Matthew 8:22 - But Jesus said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury 
their dead.

Mark 12:24-27

24And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because 
ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are 
given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

26And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book 
of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of 
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore 
do greatly err.

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In Him we have redemption

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Colossians 1:13-20

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Genesis 5:1-2

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

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

Romans 6:6-9

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

7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.

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

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

Ephesians 4:20-24

20 But ye have not so learned Christ;

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

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

23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

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

Colossians 3:6-10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1 Corinthians 15:42, 50-54

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The litmus test - spirits

Mark 3:11 - And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before 
him, and cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.

Every religion has much to say as religion and have many theories about 
life and about God. They know God does not intervene directly with man 
and is patient till the time comes so they get away most of the time 
with speaking against God. But one place they all get in trouble and 
exposed is when they have to deal with spirits.

Islam has millions of followers and their prophet Muhammad who is called 
to be THE man of god was helpless when it came to spirits. In Islam evil 
spirits are called Jinns and before the coming of Islam Muhammad and his 
family worshiped these Jinns. His family had a history of being 
possessed even Muhammad after he got 'anointed' as prophet suffer for a 
few years due to evil spirits. Their scriptures say even during this 
time he wrote (dictated) ayahs (verses) which are part of the Quran but 
sadly they do not know which ayahs were dictated during that time. Ask 
any Muslim scholar and they will agree to this. Islam also believes 
these Jinns can help them to go to 'Paradise'.

Catholic Popes too faced this problem and the recent famous Pope John 
Paul II sort deliverance through 'The Lady' and had women high priests 
of this 'Black Mary' perform deliverance ritual on him when he was very 
sick. A person who is considered by Catholic Church as 'Jesus Christ in 
the flesh on earth', 'infallible' and 'having authority even over Angels 
in Heaven that he can excommunicate them' was helpless to spirits.

Recently some unbelievers 'Hindus' were showing me news of haunted 
mansions and when I told them the trust behind these they were terribly 
frightened. For Hindus these spirits are considered as gods even though 
they are evil.

In today's message we see when these evil spirits saw Jesus they 
immediately caused the person they possessed to fall down before Him.

Evil spirits are not spirits of dead people. People who are evil and do 
not believe in God after death go to Hell which is a prison and from 
where they cannot come back. We also have the case of the man with a 
legion where the legion feared Jesus would send them to Hell. Evil 
spirits are fallen angels whose power has been taken away. These spirits 
being fallen angels see more than what man sees that is why Jesus 
commanded them not to disclose who He really was. Without their Angel 
power they are like wild dogs that are muzzled. The destruction they 
cause depends on the person they possess. Hell is not a place that is 
made for them even though their boss and main leader is held there to be 
released just before judgment but God has prepared something worse than 
Hell for them called the Lake of Fire or Sulphur (even man who believes 
in the Lord and does not abide in His Word will be put there after 
judgment).

Jesus as man had authority over these spirits, we Christians also we 
should also be people of authority able to cause these unclean / evil 
spirits to fear us for whom we represent.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You created man to be a light that repels the darkness. You came 
as man and showed us the power of light so that we have the same light 
in us. Lord, we pray we have faith and exercise authority over these 
evil spirits , that we live a life more and more holy unto You so that 
we do not face situations where we are questioned if we know You like 
the seven sons of a Jewish priest were questioned in the book of Acts...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 10:1 - And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he 
gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal 
all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Matthew 12:43-45

43When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry 
places, seeking rest, and findeth none.

44Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and 
when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.

45Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked 
than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of 
that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this 
wicked generation.

Mark 5:12-13

12And all the devils besought him, saying, Send us into the swine, that 
we may enter into them.

13And forthwith Jesus gave them leave. And the unclean spirits went out, 
and entered into the swine: and the herd ran violently down a steep 
place into the sea, (they were about two thousand;) and were choked in 
the sea.

Revelation 18:2 - And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, 
Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of 
devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean 
and hateful bird.

Matthew 12:49-50

49So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, 
and sever the wicked from among the just,

50And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing 
and gnashing of teeth.

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

Colossians 2:18 - Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary 
humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he 
hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

2 Peter 2:4 - For if God did not spare the angels when they sinned, but 
condemned them to the chains of Tartarus and handed them over to be kept 
for judgment; (2Pe 2:4 NAB)

Jude 1:6 - And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left 
their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under 
darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

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Vanity consumes her children

1 Corinthians 13:11,12 - When I was a child, I spake as a child, I 
understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I 
put away childish things. For now we see through a glass, darkly; but 
then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as 
also I am known.

Yesterday a brother was telling me ‘why do people get into doctrines, we 
are God’s children all we need to be in the Holy Spirit, He will lead us’.

It pains me when I hear such words and this is very common amongst 
Christians. And the worst part is that these very Christians have the 
very opposite approach to worldly life, they will make sure their 
children study very well and excel in their academics, going to the 
topmost levels they possibly can. Worldly knowledge they will pursue but 
spiritual knowledge they feel too much would cause harm! This is the 
double approach or double standards that most Christians have.

One of the main reasons of this attitude is that Christians have made 
the word ‘doctrine’ a dirty word. This word doctrine is found 50 times 
in the KJV. The Hebrew word translated as doctrine is ‘leqach’ and this 
word is also translated as ‘learning’ or ‘fair speech’. In Greek we have 
mostly the words ‘didache’ meaning ‘been taught’, or ‘didaskalia’ 
meaning ‘teaching’ translated as doctrine they come from the root word 
‘didasko’ which means ‘teach’. We also have in Hebrews 6:1 the word 
‘logos’ which in reality means ‘speech’ also translated as doctrine in 
this verse. There is only once the word doctrine is used in a negative 
way and that is in 1 Timothy 1:3 the Greek word ‘Heterodidaskaleo’ which 
means ‘other teaching’ or ‘other doctrine’ and refers to heretic 
understanding.

People need to understand if the doctrine in them is not sound doctrine 
according to what is written in the Word of God then how they would not 
be able discern other doctrines or what is called heretic teachings, and 
also they would not be able to discern spirits so how would they know if 
they are inspired by the Holy Spirit or by an evil spirit.

Jesus said the understanding of the Kingdom of God is like a pearl which 
a man sells all he has to get hold of it for it is so precious to him. 
One should know a pearl is not a natural rock or mineral but something 
that is made and it all starts with a dust particle that enters the 
oyster. The oyster keeps building on that valueless dust particle and 
what results is a very expensive pearl. Same is with the Word of God 
when a few valueless words are understood in its true sense and worked 
on day and night, what results is, an invaluable life giving 
understanding. The words in the Bible do not give life but the right 
understanding of these words is what that gives life.

Jesus said to the woman at the well He came to give living water and 
when a person drinks it, springs of life will flow from his or her 
belly. Most part of the Bible already existed at that time and Jesus 
showed man the true way of understanding scriptures that is why it is 
written in John 1:17 ‘the law came through Moses and Truth came through 
Jesus Christ’. To understand the complexity of the Truth one needs to 
study the pomegranate fruit (embroiled on the curtains of the Tabernacle 
and also on the dress of the High Priest).

In today’s message we see Paul who was at that time the most 
knowledgeable person of the Word of God saying he himself knew very 
little of the things that are to be known of the Kingdom of God. He like 
a true wise man who understood the dimensions of what was there to know 
and that the horizon was not the end of the world of understanding for him.

Let us strive to know more and more of the Kingdom of God like the man 
who sold everything to buy the land in which he knew there was treasure.

Let us also not put others down because they see a different or greater 
view of the Word of God and to which we are blind. I know how in the 
beginning people tried to put me down for I received great revelations 
of the Word which they were blind to and today many just desire to know 
them from me. Even today I get some dumb people who have no knowledge of 
the basics of the Word of God yet sit to judge others’ understanding of 
scriptures.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray that people understand the depth and dimensions of the 
understanding of the Word that comes from You. Let them know that it 
will take generations before we come to really know the true knowledge 
of the Word and unless we discern the falsehood from the truth this time 
would extend longer. We also pray that due to fear of falsehood that 
they do not suppress the truth. No one throws a cradle with the baby in 
it just because there is a snake also in it.

Jesus as man on earth Bible says You were blessed with wisdom and the 
Holy Spirit and through the study of scriptures You grew in 
understanding, for You also understanding did not come all on the first 
day. Also even though You alone had the perfect understanding You did 
not point fingers at each and every one who lacked understanding, You 
were patient with them. But You did rebuke the Pharisees and Sadducees 
for their intentional distortion of understanding of scriptures.

Help us Lord to follow your ways...

We make this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 7:28And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the 
people were astonished at his doctrine:

Matthew 16:12Then understood they how that he bade them not beware of 
the leaven of bread, but of the doctrine of the Pharisees and of the 
Sadducees.

Jeremiah 10:8But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a 
doctrine of vanities.

Matthew 13:46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and 
sold all that he had, and bought it.

Matthew 13:44Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a 
field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof 
goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

John 4:10-14

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

11The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the 
well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water?

12Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and 
drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle?

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

14But 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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Circumcision for the truth of God

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Prayer Starter]

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

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

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

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

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Come from an unknown God to make Him known

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Prayer Starter]

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

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

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

Exodus 3:13-15

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

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

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

Judges 13:17-18

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Misleading by misquoting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Prayer Starter]

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

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Amos 7:8-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 Kings 15:8-11

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

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

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

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

Acts 17:10-12

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

11These 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.

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

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Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ and be saved

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Prayer Starter]

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

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 19:18-22

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Witness Him Lift Him Up

Luke 24:9 - And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto
the eleven, and to all the rest.

The main root on which Christianity stands is the death and resurrection of
Jesus Christ, if it is not for the death and resurrection of Him then
nothing sets Him apart to the other religions. All religions claim many
things but it is only in Christianity we see the leader claiming to have
victory over death. If it was not His death and resurrection then we would
not have received the Holy Spirit and the Church would not have been
founded.

Christianity exists today only because the early disciples of Jesus
fearlessly witnessed Him. We see in today’s message the women including
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary (His aunt Salome the mother of John and
James) went to the tomb for the wrong reasons. They went there to do their
ritual of preserving the body which had pagan roots in Egyptian traditional
beliefs (minor mummification not exactly like what they did to Lazarus),
which the Jews of Galilee /Samaritans followed. But they were surprised to
see the tomb stone moved and the body not in its place. They were so
engrossed to do their ritual that they were speaking to an Angel who told
them about Jesus’ resurrection but they were more focused on finding the
body so as to finish their ritual.

Had it not been for these 3 women (Marys) witnessing would have the
disciples known about Jesus’ resurrection? If the disciples had not known
Jesus’ resurrection would they have set forth the expansion of knowledge
and understanding of Christ to the world and founded the Church?

Who were these women? One was Mary the mother of Jesus. Second was Salome
was the aunt of Jesus whom He lovingly called Mary (understand the word
Mary means ‘bitter’ and Salome means ‘peace’) because He loved her like His
own mother and so also Mary Magdalene whose name was not Mary but whom
Jesus had also named Mary because He loved her like His own mother. She
was an aged prostitute having many evil spirits whom Jesus saved from being
stoned and whom He delivered from the evil spirits. Among all who followed
Jesus Mary Magdalene loved Him the most, this Jesus Himself acknowledge
that is why this woman stuck to Him every moment. We also see Mary (Salome)
whose sons John and James deserted Jesus when He was crucified but she did
not desert Him, she was there with Him.

We see God used these ordinary women who did not have great knowledge and
understanding of the Kingdom of God and women who fumbled in their faith,
but just because of their dedication and love for Jesus Christ God made
them His first witnesses. These women had received love from Christ
therefore they loved Him above all. They did all they could and never
feared therefore they were the first to receive the good news of His
resurrection and this news they spread to the world through the disciples.

The Lord is telling us if we have experienced the love of the Lord let us
too be like these women holding on to Him, fearlessly witnessing Him. Even
though we may be not too strong in our understanding of the kingdom of God
and may be making mistakes, but let us witness what we have experienced of
Him and let us lift His Name up for the world to see and for God to be
glorified then only will people be drawn unto Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we always think we are unworldly and spiritually weak but we see these
women who stumbled many a times but yet because the experienced your love
they loved You and were used for great things. The world may not
acknowledge what they do You made sure You recorded it and on the day You
will indeed reward them in Heaven. Lord we pray we too learn to be fearless
and witness You everywhere we go. That we lift your Name on high so that
the world be drawn to You and be saved...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 28:1-10

1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of
the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay.

7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo,
I have told you.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring his disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying,
All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they
go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Mark 16:1 - And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
mother of James [Jesus’ mother], and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that
they might come and anoint him.

Matthew 27:56 - Among which was Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of
James and Joses [Jesus’ mother], and the mother of Zebedee’s children.

John 19:25 - Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his
mother’s sister Mary the wife of Cleophas [Zebedee], and Mary Magdalene.

Luke 8:2 - And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils,

Luke 7:36-50

Mark 16:9 - Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he
appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.

Luke 8:2 - And certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and
infirmities, Mary called Magdalene [name of a place and in Greek order of
words is not important] , out of whom went seven devils,

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What is written will come to pass

Luke 18:31-34

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[Prayer Starter]

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Revelation 22:3-5

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

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

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

Luke 10:2-3

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

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

Revelation 22:8-13

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

John 10:34-35

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

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

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

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

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Wicked leaders your days are come

Ezekiel 21:25 - And thou, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day is 
come, when iniquity shall have an end,

Imagine going to a king and telling a king at his face that the Lord is 
seeing his wickedness and his evil days have come to an end and he will 
soon be punished for his iniquity, Ezekiel had this task to do and which 
he did.

If you look at Old Testament history during the times of kings, the 
Israelites (Hebrew) were divided into Judah (south Israel) and Israel 
(north Israel), the capital of Judah was Jerusalem and the capital of 
Israel was Samaria. Northern Israel continued to use the original name 
Israel to show they were the chosen people but later during the time of 
Jesus even though the two merged yet the people of Judah were generally 
referred to as Jews and the people of Northern Israel were called 
Samaritans (that is why we see even Jesus was once accused of being a 
Samaritan). Northern Israel flourished in trade and soon other cultures 
and beliefs got fused into the life of the Samaritans while southern 
Israel held on strong to the traditions of Moses (what they did in the 
name Moses). The Jews hated the Samaritans for not keeping the 
traditions of Moses therefore we see sayings like 'can a Prophet come 
from Galilee' which was also a part of north Israel (even though this 
was not true for Jonah came from Galilee).

The Lord is continuing His warning against His people who have filled 
His holy temple with traditions of men and abused its purpose which is 
the salvation of His people.

Understand there is nothing like traditions in the life of a Christian, 
there are only statutes and commandments. There is lots of difference in 
tradition and statute. Traditions are manmade and are like iron shackles 
to the spirit of the person. The person is compelled to follow it for 
the rest of his life even though it does not benefit him. Statutes on 
the other hand are things that are done for understanding and once the 
understanding comes the person is not compelled to continue though the 
person may do it for the sake of others but not for one's self like 
feast of the Lord. Statutes help build the spirit by concentrating on 
the understanding by what they and not focusing on what they do while 
traditions focus on the doing and not the understanding thus only make a 
person religious and bring them against God.

In the New Testament the Greek word translated as 'tradition' is 
'paradosis' which means ordinance or decree [which is normally written 
or recorded before a witness] and does not mean ritual.

Church is a hospital and nursery for the spirit of man where by 
fellowship a spirit is healed and helped to grow. Churches leaders on 
other hand play the numbers game and work mainly on how to bring people 
into church and keep them in the church till they die not only 
physically but also spiritually (making them religious).

One of the main reasons of this is that the leaders are not living a 
holy life. Lord is not saying that they all are criminals but when they 
do not work on the small vices and worldly desires in their personal 
lives, soon these grow and start showing effects in their work in the 
Lord. Look at most Preachers and Church leaders they started of great 
but now they are a shame as Christian. They live a dual public life of 
holiness before people and personal life full of greed.

These leaders have caused Christians not to understand what and why the 
Lord has asked them to do certain things in the Bible but have turned 
them into traditions. It only pains to see what is happening in 
Churches. Only because the Father is so merciful and big in heart that 
He still does great things when people gather in Churches else it would 
only like filling Him with sadness by gathering in His name and doing 
what we do.

Remember the Father is merciful and also slow to anger. He forgives but 
He also sets a limit to things and when a person passes that limit He 
reacts. Limits vary according to His grace and His glory that is on the 
life of that person, therefore we see some persons did not get even a 
second chance.

Let us not test more our limits with the Father for He is again and 
again warning us that we are going to break our limits in Him. Let us be 
people led by the Spirit of God and not by spirit of men in the flesh. 
Let us be people who grow in the knowledge and understanding of His Word 
and His Kingdom and also growing in fellowship with Him, growing day by 
day in Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and the only way to You is in spirit and in truth. 
Lord we pray like You moved the tomb stone and resurrected, may your 
people also move the spiritual tombstone of traditions and be 
resurrected in spirit. May they understand that your Kingdom is not of 
this world and the things of this world only go against the things of 
your Kingdom. Lord we pray a renewal of life in the Churches and renewal 
of minds and hearts of its leaders...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 21:11And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of 
Nazareth of Galilee.

John 7:41Others said, This is the Christ. But some said, Shall Christ 
come out of Galilee?

John 7:52 - They answered and said unto him, Art thou also of Galilee? 
Search, and look: for out of Galilee ariseth no prophet.

Isaiah 9:1-2

1 Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, 
when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land 
of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of 
the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations.

2The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that 
dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

John 8:48 - Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well 
that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

Colossians 2:8Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain 
deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, 
and not after Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:6Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, that ye withdraw yourselves from every brother that 
walketh disorderly, and not after the tradition [ordinance ] which he 
received of us.

1 Peter 1:18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with 
corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation 
received by tradition [ordinance ] from your fathers;

Galatians 1:14And profited in the Jews' religion above many my equals in 
mine own nation, being more exceedingly zealous of the traditions 
[ordinance ] of my fathers.

2 Thessalonians 2:15Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the 
traditions [ordinance ] which ye have been taught, whether by word, or 
our epistle.

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Lord is sounding the Trumpet

Zephaniah 1:15 - 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,

It is not usual that we keep getting the same message again and again 
and by what the message says it is not encouraging for the faint at heart.

I could easily send one of those 'good messages' which makes people feel 
good and which will increase my popularity also. But I prefer to send 
what the Lord wants to say even if it makes me unpopular. It is better a 
few are blessed than all perish.

If we read Revelation 8 and 9 we see when the trumpets were sounded 
there are disasters accompanying. In today's message the words used are 
wrath, trouble, wasteness, desolation, darkness , gloominess and clouds 
and thick darkness. I will expound each word for better understanding.

Wrath - rage, overflow, outburst of fury

Trouble - adversity, affliction

Distress - stress

Wasteness - devastation, destruction

Desolation - ruin

Darkness - obscurity (regarding Truth)

Gloominess - wickedness (of spirit)

Clouds - excess perversion of familiar spirits like observing of times, 
soothsaying, sorcery, enchanting etc.

Thick darkness - come from the root word drip symbolizes very little truth.

Like I pointed out last time all this is not towards world events but 
things what will happen in Churches and among people who call themselves 
Christians.

Let us stop playing Church and making Christianity a religion, but let 
us start witnessing Christ among His people and witness Him in our own 
lives.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You created this whole universe and in the whole universe you 
chose a planet smaller than a grain of sand and on it You set man. You 
created this little creature called man not to desire his praise. This 
very minuscule man in his corruption speaks out against You and your 
Kingdom and yet You have been patient with him. Lord we know You love 
man and have great things set for him and even in your wrath You make a 
way to bless man. Like David trusted in You we too trust You Lord and 
know your Hand will keep us, those who love You and your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Zephaniah 1:12-18

12And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem 
with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that 
say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.

13Therefore their goods shall become a booty, and their houses a 
desolation: they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them; and they 
shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.

14The 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.

15That 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,

16A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities, and against 
the high towers.

17And 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.

18Neither 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.

Revelation 8,9

1 Chronicle 21:11-27

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Eternal life in Jesus Christ

John 8:52 - Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a 
devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep 
my saying, he shall never taste of death.

We see in today's message the Jews accused Jesus of having a demon 
because He said if any man keeps His words he will not taste death. The 
Jews were wrong even though they were right about all the great prophets 
had died but the problem was they did not know what life is and what 
Jesus was promising.

Even today if you ask a Christian what eternal life is and they would 
think they will become a new being who will live eternally. They too 
like the Jews lack the understanding of life and what it means to have 
eternal life.

All living beings are created by God and like a seed has life within 
itself and comes alive the moment it germinates and lives its life term 
from the time it germination, so also is man and other living beings. In 
the beginning God created all the living beings (spirits like in seeds) 
that is why He says knows us from the beginning and when He bless any 
person and his generation He blessed the seeds in his loins. And we come 
alive like Adam came alive the moment our spirit and soul (seed) is put 
into the flesh. Leaving for Adam and Eve all of us come alive in our 
mother's womb (in case of Jesus it was a surrogate birth for He had no 
human father).

Like any seed has a life term so also our spirit has a life term which 
is of a few thousand years. We see in the start man lived nearly a 
thousand years even though he could live more but sin caused his life in 
the flesh to perish, this we can understand by understanding the names 
given to early man. Adam means reddish and symbolized life in fullness 
but later after sin entered man death slowly started manifesting in the 
flesh and we see the grandson of Adam was call Enosh, this word means 
mortal or pale or sick. We also see man started worshipping God since 
Enosh when man saw death manifesting in the flesh.

No one has the ability to live eternally within himself other than God 
the Father and His God the Son for the Son is a part of the Father and 
has all the properties of the Father. All beings created both in Heaven 
and in this creation have a life term. Animals and other living beings 
other than man, when they die their natural death their spirit (life) 
perishes and ceases to exist from that moment forward but since man is 
made in the image of God and made for a purpose therefore the spirit of 
man does not perish on natural death but awaits judgment.

For man to live eternal man need to be in Heaven since in Heaven is the 
Tree of Life and it is only by eating from the Tree of Life can man live 
eternally. It does not mean if man eats once from the Tree man he will 
live eternally. The Tree of life gives a renewal of life that means if 
man eats of the Tree of Life he will live again his life term of the few 
thousand years, that is why we see even though Adam had access to the 
Tree of Life even before Eve was created and after she was created (but 
before sin can in them) nor did Adam or Eve eat of that tree. Mind you 
this tree is a spiritual tree and not like our natural earthly tree but 
by understanding the natural tree we will be able to understand a 
spiritual Tree. All life comes from God so also the ability to renew 
live via this Tree of Life also comes from God.

Sin corrupted man and in the Upper Heaven where the glory of God is 
maximum (enthroned) corruption cannot exist therefore man's access to 
the Upper Heavens was restricted, God created Hell which is a prison and 
cursed the spirit of corrupt (sinful) man to spend the rest of his 
spirit life there after his natural death. Hell is not a place of fire 
and suffering, the fire and suffering exist within the spirit being 
imprisoned in Hell, every sin burn within that life like never ending 
brimstones and like living worms, that is why Jesus went to Hell but did 
not suffer there nor was not restricted there for there was not sin in 
Him though He was sent there for He was forsaken by the Father due to 
our sins which He had taken on Him.

When a Believer who believes in the salvation in Jesus Christ that soul 
does not go to Hell but sleeps in a place called Grave for He broke the 
curse of Hell in the life of that Believer.

When Jesus said those who keep His Word will have eternal life He meant 
that soul will rise on His return (second coming) and will pass judgment 
on Judgment Day and thus go to Heaven where it will have access to the 
Tree of Life and thus live eternally. Those who believe in Him but do 
not keep His Word will also rise on Judgment Day but that soul will fail 
judgment and see worse punishment than a soul in Hell that did not 
believe. For those who do not believe suffer their sins in Hell but the 
soul that believed and did not honor the Son will be punished for 
dishonoring the Son (the Bride Groom). They will be put in the Lake of 
Fire which was not made for man but for the fallen angels.

Let us understand life is not an ability to live but life itself is real 
like matter is in this creation. This matter may perish or change forms 
but life that is made in the image of God lives and does not change 
forms. If it becomes one with God (dwells in the Upper Heavens) then it 
lives forever. Also let us understand the second death - spiritual death 
is not like the first death - natural death which cuts off that instant 
but spirit life just decays and suffers till its finishes life term 
(which is a few thousand years). So let us understand our faith and 
abiding Jesus and His Word saves us from suffering that is unimaginable.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when there was no way for man You humbled yourself and became man 
to make a way for man to return back to You. You Lord love man and 
desire to have fellowship with man. You not only made a way for man to 
return but also set greater things in store for him. Lord Jesus we thank 
You for making it possible for sinful to be renewed man and have eternal 
life, life in fullness. We pray we not only believe in You but abide in 
your Word so that we do not lose this eternal life in Heaven and suffer 
the untold suffering...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 8:51-59

Matthew 22:1-14

Genesis 1:27 - So God created man in his own image, in the image of God 
created he him; male and female created he them (him in plural).

Genesis 2:7 - And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and 
breathed into his nostrils the breath [spirit] of life; and man became a 
living soul.

1 Corinthians 15:6 - Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers 
at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

Acts 7:60 - And falling to his knees he [Stephen] cried out with a loud 
voice, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." And when he had said 
this, he fell asleep.

Matthew 25:41 - "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, 
you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

1 Peter 3:18-19

18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the 
unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the 
flesh but made alive in the spirit,

19in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

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Eternal life in Jesus Christ

John 8:52 - Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a
devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of death.

We see in today’s message the Jews accuse Jesus of having a demon because
He said if any man keeps His words he will not taste death. The Jews were
wrong even though they were right of the prophets for they knew all the
great prophets had died but the problem was they did not know about life
and what Jesus was promising.

Even today if you ask a Christian what eternal life is, and they would
think they will become a new being who will live eternally (like God). They
too lack the understanding of life and what it means to have eternal life.

All living beings are created by God and like they were a seed that has
life within it which comes alive the moment it germinates. The life period
of all beings created (as God created for that spirit being) start from the
time it comes alive like that of the plant which starts from the time it
germinates, this is also for man. In the beginning God created all the
living beings that is why He says knows us from the beginning and we come
alive like Adam came alive the moment our spirit and soul (seed) is put
into the flesh. Leaving for Adam and Eve all of us come alive in our
mother’s womb (in case of Jesus it was a surrogate birth for He had no
human father and the womb of Mary was used for God to come as man, thus
nothing of Mary was inherited by Jesus, this is also confirmed in OT for
the Hebrew term ‘Ishi’ is used and not the term ‘Adam’ for Jesus even
though both mean man). Like any seed has a life term so also our spirit has
a life term which is of a few thousand years. We see in the start man lived
nearly a thousand years even though he could live more but sin caused his
life in the flesh to perish, this we can understand by the names of the
given. Adam means reddish and symbolized life in fullness but later after
sin entered man, death slowly started manifesting in man and we see the
grandson of Adam was call Enosh, this Hebrew word means mortal or pale or
sick. We also see man started worshipping God when man saw death
manifesting in the flesh.

When sin grew in man beyond a limit God bought down the natural life term
to man to be around 120 years during the Noah floods.

No being has the ability to live eternally within himself other than God.
All beings created both in Heaven and in this creation have a life term.
Animals and other living beings other than man when they die their natural
death their spirit (life) perishes and ceases to exist from that moment
forward but since man is made in the image of God and was made for a
purpose, the spirit of man does not perish but awaits judgment.

For man to live eternal man he needs to be in Heaven, for in Heaven is the
Tree of Life and it is only by eating from the Tree of Life can man live
eternally. That does not mean if man eats once from the Tree man will live
eternally. The Tree of life gives a renewal of life that means if man eats
of the Tree he will live again his life term, that is why we see even
though Adam had access to the Tree of Life even before Eve was created and
also after she was created (but before sin can in them); Adam nor Eve ate
of that Tree although God had not restricted them from eating of it. Mind
you this Tree is a spiritual tree and not like our natural tree but by
understanding the natural tree we will be able to understand spiritual
trees. All life comes from God so the ability to renew life via this Tree
is also made by God.

Sin corrupted man and in Upper Heavens corruption cannot exist therefore
access to the Upper Heavens was restricted for sinful (corrupt) man. God
created Hell which is a prison and cursed the spirit of sinful man to that
place after natural death for the rest of his spirit life. Hell is not a
place of fire and suffering as people project, the fire and suffering exist
within the being imprisoned in Hell, its every sins burn life never ending
brimstones and like living worms.

When a Believer believes in Jesus Christ he or she does not go to Hell but
sleeps in a spiritual place called Grave for by faith Jesus breaks the
curse of Hell in the life of the Believer. When Jesus said those who keep
His Word will have eternal life He meant that the soul of the Believer will
rise on Jesus’ return and will pass judgment on Judgment Day and thus go to
Heaven where it will have access to the Tree of Life and thus live
eternally. About those Believers who believe but do not keep His Word will
also rise on Judgment Day but that soul will see worse punishment than a
soul that did not believe; for the soul that does not believe suffer its
sins but the soul that believed and did not honor the Son will be punished
for dishonoring the Son (the Bride Groom).

When we keep the Word with the help of the Holy Spirit (Spirit of Truth)
the Fruit of Truth grows in us. When we have the Truth in us we receive the
Fruit of Righteousness from the Son. It is His Righteousness that covers
our corruption and makes us incorrupt so as to enter Heaven. It is Heaven
that we receive the 12th Fruit that is of Holiness from the Father.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when there was no way for man You humbled yourself and became man to
make a way for man to return back to You. You Lord loved man and desire to
have fellowship with man. You not only made a way for man to return but
also set greater things for him. Lord Jesus we thank You for making it
possible for us to have eternal life and life in fullness. We pray we not
only believe in You but abide in your Word so that we do not lose this
eternal life in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 8:51-59

51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never
see death.

52 Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil.
Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my
saying, he shall never taste of death.

53 Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the
prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?

54 Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my
Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:

55 Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know
him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his
saying.

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast
thou seen Abraham?

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

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

Matthew 22:1-14

1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying,

2 “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding
feast for his son,

3 and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding
feast, but they would not come.

4 Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, See,
I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered,
and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.’

5 But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his
business,

6 while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed
them.

7 The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers
and burned their city.

8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those
invited were not worthy.

9 Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many
as you find.’

10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they
found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

11 “But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man
who had no wedding garment.

12 And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding
garment?’ And he was speechless.

13 Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast
him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and
gnashing of teeth.’

14 For many are called, but few are chosen.”

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

1 Corinthians 15:50-54

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

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

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

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

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

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Come out of the camps to be redeemed

Matthew 27:32 - And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon 
by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

According to the Law given through Moses, Jesus was taken out of the 
camp to be crucified as people were if they were to be stoned. So we see 
the Jews dealt with Jesus as a person who had broken the Law of God, 
this was as per their understanding of what God had spoken through 
Moses. So we see it was the religious people according to religious 
beliefs who were at the forefront of crucifying Jesus.

Bible says since Jesus died outside the camp and became our sacrifice we 
too need to meet Him there to receive Him as our sacrifice.

One would think there was one camp which was the city limits so we need 
to draw out of worldly life to meet Jesus and accept Him as our Lord and 
Savior, but that is not perfectly right.

According to Jewish writings (targums) there were 3 camps one was the 
camp of Shekinah (divine presence - place of the Tabernacle / Temple), 
then the camp of the Levites (religious people) which was also out of 
city limits and the camp of Israel (city limits where all the Jews lived).

The Lord is telling us in today's message just by drawing ourselves from 
worldly people and worldly life we will not be able to truly be redeemed 
in Christ. To be truly redeemed we need to draw ourselves from even the 
religious people and the religious beliefs of this world.

Most Christian give their lives to Jesus by drawing themselves out of 
this world by trying to live a life unlike this worldly life but sadly 
since they do not come out of either one or both of the other camps they 
become religious Christians holding some crazy beliefs. They will call 
themselves Christians but will do religious things or hold on to 
religious beliefs like those of the Jews or Muslims or Hindus or 
Buddhist etc...

This is the primary reason we find Christians talk of eating and not 
eating some things, keeping certain days as holy, following certain 
festivals, visiting certain places as pilgrimages, worshiping idols, 
worshiping religious people etc...

Let us get out of all these 3 camps to be really redeemed in Jesus 
Christ. If we are stuck with our one foot in any of these camps let us 
pray to the Lord to help us through His Spirit to set us free of all 
these three camps. Remember the Pillar of fire stood with the people of 
Egypt even before the crossed the Red Sea.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray that your people be drawn out of all the 3 camps to know 
You and to be redeemed in You. We pray they do not turn into religious 
people, nor people who follow some vague religion of dos and do-nots in 
your name, nor do they come to You so that they can enjoy the pleasures 
of this world in a better way. We pray Lord more and more of your people 
be truly redeemed in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Leviticus 24:14 - Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp; and 
let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the 
congregation stone him.

Numbers 19:3 - And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he 
may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his 
face:

Hebrews 13:11-13

11For the bodies of those beasts, whose blood is brought into the 
sanctuary by the high priest for sin, are burned without the camp.

12Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own 
blood, suffered without the gate.

13Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.

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To confront or not to confront

Matthew 10:23 - But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into 
another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over [finish] 
the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come.

We see in some places Christian are taking arms against those who are 
persecuting them, does the Bible advise us to do that.

We read in today's message Jesus Himself telling us when you are 
persecuted in one city, leave and move to another city. He does not tell 
us to take arms and battle those who persecute us. We see in the early 
Church when the early Christians were persecuted they did exactly that.

If you analyze who are those who stay their ground and fight. It is 
those who have property or attachment to worldly assets like land or 
worldly (social or cultural) connections these are the people who will 
standup against persecution and fight.

We Christians are called to speak up against wrong doing not just 
persecution, but do we see Christians fighting wrong doing? But we see 
many taking up stand against 'Christian persecution'. We are called to 
take a stand against persecution not in worldly way but in spiritual 
ways for our battles are spiritual.

Think if Jesus tells us bless them who hurt us and pray for them that 
persecute us then how can we be called to fight them?

Let us realize we are passing through this world and are here for a 
mission which is to reconcile God's people unto Him like someone showed 
us the path to Him. Let us not get attached to worldly property or 
riches or beliefs and values but let us not hesitate to forsake them so 
as to preserve the spiritual riches which are of greater value and which 
we hold on to even after we die and leave this natural world. Let us not 
fear death and understand death as a step from this world to our 
permenat Home which we are to go to but let us not pursue death until we 
have finished what we are here for.

The Lord is telling us through today's message we will face persecution 
but we are not set to face persecution forever. Persecution will be 
there until we are spiritually matured and attain the status of Sons of 
God (Israel - Prince of God). Once we attain back the image of God in us 
we will not be facing persecution for the world will fear us since the 
power of God will be manifested in us and through us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You made man in the flesh so as to overcome evil and overcome the 
flesh. Lord we pray your people understand by taking up violence they 
are falling into the trap set by the prince of this carnal world. Lord 
we pray your people learn to overcome persecution by spiritually 
destroying the persecutor, that they know how to convert Sauls into 
Pauls. Teach us Lord to pray for our enemies...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 5:43-48

43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, 
and hate thine enemy.

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

45That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he 
maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on 
the just and on the unjust.

46For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even 
the publicans the same?

47And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do 
not even the publicans so?

48Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is 
perfect.

Acts 8:1-8

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

2And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great 
lamentation over him.

3As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, 
and haling men and women committed them to prison.

4 Therefore they that were scattered abroad went every where preaching 
the word.

5Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto 
them.

6And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip 
spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

7For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were 
possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, 
were healed.

8And there was great joy in that city.

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Who is greater Mary or Jesus?

Luke 2:51 - And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was 
subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

The world calls Catholics as Christians but when you know scriptures 
then it is like calling very tourist who visits India as an Indian. To 
be a Christian one need to fulfill certain criteria and first among them 
is making the Lord Jesus Christ as our only Lord (Master) and only 
Savior. You may say even Catholics believe in Jesus as their Lord and 
Savior, that is what we think.

If one studies the beliefs of Catholics they consider the path of Jesus 
to Heaven as a difficult and impossible path to follow so they believe 
that going through Mary makes following the path of Jesus easy. This is 
the root belief on which Sister Faustina conceptualized her prayer 
'Divine Mercy' which is an accepted and promoted belief of the Catholic 
Church. It was not via Sister Faustina this belief came to existence but 
came in 500AD it was officiated by Pope Gregory I who declared Mary as 
'Mother of God' / 'Queen of Heaven' and like god in Heaven (had it not 
been for this Islam would not have come into existence in 600AD). When 
we read scriptures we see Jesus did say His path is not easy but He 
officiated His Spirit as the Helper and Catholics have removed the Holy 
Spirit from the picture and substituted Mary in His place. Muhammad was 
not wrong is declaring the 'Trinity' as God (the Father), Jesus (the 
Son) and Mary for he saw the Catholics and did not see Christians.

We see Catholics are Catholics because they lack understanding of 
scriptures. Let me take another example of 'Infant Jesus'. If you see 
they believe in this because of mistranslation of two scriptures namely 
Acts 4:27 and Acts 4:30. If one knows a little of Greek one will see 
that the word translated as infant actually means 'slave' or 'servant'. 
The scripture is supposed to be 'holy servant Jesus' in both places but 
because of this small mistranslation they have built monuments and made 
elaborate prayers and pilgrimages in the name of an infant whom they 
call 'infant Jesus' just what the pagan Romans did with one of their gods.

The main reason Catholics have no understanding of scriptures is the due 
to the removing of the real Helper that is the Holy Spirit and making 
Mary as their helper. We see Jesus said it is the Holy Spirit who will 
bring us the full understanding of what He said and what is written in 
scriptures.

In today's message we see Mary herself lacked understanding of 
scriptures, although she was a devote Jew yet she did not have full 
understanding of the Kingdom of God and we also see this by the many 
rebukes she received from her son Jesus later and which is documented in 
the Gospels.

Mary was like any other disciple of Jesus, like you and me. She loved 
the Lord and also struggled in her faith (that is why the Angel Gabriel 
had to testify about her cousin Elisabeth to encourage her faith). Even 
though she and Abraham are used as example for faith but both struggled 
in their faith Abraham struggled 25 years till his faith was made 
acceptable and Mary throughout her life for even at the death and 
resurrection of Jesus we see she fumbled in her faith.

The day any Catholic puts the Holy Spirit as their Helper from that day 
they will cease to be a Catholic and stop following a religion that 
takes the name of Jesus Christ but does exactly opposite to the 
principles He stood for and preached about. This is exactly what 
happened with me.

In simple words - A CHRISTIAN IS ONE WHO NOT ONLY BELIEVES IN JESUS 
CHRIST AS THEIR ONLY LORD AND SAVIOR BUT ALSO BELIEVES IN HIS SPIRIT AS 
THE HELPER, AND WALKS THE PATH OF JESUS CHRIST WITH THE HELP OF HIS HOLY 
SPIRIT.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord Jesus You said the path to Heaven is narrow and few take the path. 
You did indirectly and directly project the path of Heaven as difficult 
but You did assure us help thus You gave us your Spirit as our Helper. 
Lord we thank You for Your Spirit and we thank You Holy Spirit for 
opening our eyes to the Word of God and letting us to know Jesus. We 
also thank You Holy Spirit of God for holding our hands and taking us on 
the path of Jesus...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 4:27For of a truth against thy holy child Jesus, whom thou hast 
anointed, both Herod, and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles, and the 
people of Israel, were gathered together,

Acts 4:30By stretching forth thine hand to heal; and that signs and 
wonders may be done by the name of thy holy child Jesus.

John 14:26 - But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send 
in my name, will be your teacher in all things and will put you in mind 
of everything I have said to you.

John 15:26-27

26When the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the Father even 
the Spirit of true knowledge who comes from the Father—he will give 
witness about me;

27And you, in addition, will give witness because you have been with me 
from the first.

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Build the Lord's House

Haggai 1:7,8 - Thus saith the LORD of hosts; Consider your ways. Go up 
to the mountain, and bring wood, and build the house; and I will take 
pleasure in it, and I will be glorified, saith the LORD.

When I got this message I was wondering what it was but then as I went 
through each word and its roots I realized, all our previous messages 
right from Sunday onwards, all connect and lead to this message.

In today's message and put the previous messages together the Lord is 
telling us Christians especially those who are called to build the 
Lord's House to reconsider their ways. He is telling us soon He will 
cause a shaking and to avoid our casualty in that shaking we need to 
reach out to the Heavenly places not by religious, natural fasting but 
through spiritual fasting. We need to get out of worldly doctrines and 
traditions, and work in the spirit. When we do this it will please the 
Lord and only such a thing will glorify Him.

If we read the very next verses of today's message we see the Lord tells 
us currently the Lord's people are working hard but are seeing very 
little results and when they bring this result before the Lord will 
reject it by blowing it like dust. This is happening because the Lord's 
people claim to build the Lord's House but are busy building their own 
house.

We Christians are called to live in spiritual tents here on earth and 
build the Lord's House as our permanent house. We are called not to make 
big, long term plans for ourselves here on earth, but concentrate on our 
eternal life in the Heavenly places.

Let us not work in the natural but work in the spirit. Let us understand 
each and every Christian is a spiritual warrior and the first battle is 
in his own homeland that his or her inner-man and as we get a better 
hold in our own territory we can help others to overcome in their 
battle. Can a country facing internal conflict help another country in 
battle? Let us overcome as we lead others to overcome.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people understand the real battle and be strengthened 
in spirit to fight the real battle. We pray they understand they are not 
called to overcome Satan but to overcome their own self which is an 
instrument in the hands of Satan because they are far from the Truth. 
Lord we pray your people are armed with the sword of Truth and they 
overcome doubt, deceit and carnal pleasures, that the build your House 
and do not waste time and energy to build their own house for at the end 
only your House will stand and everything else will perish...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Haggai 1:9-11

9Ye looked for much, and, lo, it came to little; and when ye brought it 
home, I did blow upon it. Why? saith the LORD of hosts. Because of mine 
house that is waste, and ye run every man unto his own house.

10Therefore the heaven over you is stayed from dew, and the earth is 
stayed from her fruit.

11And I called for a drought upon the land, and upon the mountains, and 
upon the corn, and upon the new wine, and upon the oil, and upon that 
which the ground bringeth forth, and upon men, and upon cattle, and upon 
all the labour of the hands.

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Wrath against the high towers

Zephaniah 1:15,16 - 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, A day of the trumpet and 
alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

Just last Sunday we received this very same message. There were times 
before where we have received repeated messages before a major event 
like in the case of the Arab Spring. Almost a year before the warnings 
started until a week of the event. We see as per the messages the Arab 
Spring lasted for almost 4 years after which it has taken another face 
called ISIS. If one has knowledge of Islam, both about the religion and 
the spirit behind it, one would know what to expect next. Unless this 
evil does not swallow itself it will not die.

Today's message is again against the high towers (last time came as 
backsliders). These towers were inside the city wall and not in the 
enemy territory. The Lord is against people in Christian Churches who 
are like figure heads for others for they have failed the Lord.

It is saddening to see very few shepherds honestly looking after the 
sheep while the others are running a business not necessarily to profit 
financially but may be for other carnal reasons, but not for the 
expansion and glory of the Kingdom of God.

We all know the world hates Christians for we are unlike them. But then 
if we are not the Lord's and if the Lord Himself turns against us then 
who will we go to. It is time we wake up to avoid facing the wrath of 
One in whom we hope, for He is a consuming fire for those who are in 
flesh and purifying fire for those in spirit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray for our Churches and especially for its leaders, those whom 
You have selected to lead others and those who have set themselves to 
lead others. Lord we pray for a renewal of their hearts and minds. We 
pray they understand the things that they are called to do are holy 
things and You do not tolerate anyone who mocks or does not honor holy 
things. Lord we pray for your mercy and grace on them and their flock...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Numbers 16:28-35

28And Moses said: "By this you shall know that the LORD has sent me to 
do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will.

29"If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by 
the common fate of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.

30"But if the LORD creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth 
and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down 
alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have 
rejected the LORD."

31Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the 
ground split apart under them,

32and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their 
households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods.

33So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the 
earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.

34Then all Israel who were around them fled at their cry, for they said, 
"Lest the earth swallow us up also!"

35 And a fire came out from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and 
fifty men who were offering incense.

Leviticus 10:1-3

1 Then Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron, each took his censer and put 
fire in it, put incense on it, and offered profane fire before the LORD, 
which He had not commanded them.

2So fire went out from the LORD and devoured them, and they died before 
the LORD.

3 And Moses said to Aaron, "This is what the LORD spoke, saying: 'By 
those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; And before all the 
people I must be glorified.'" So Aaron held his peace.

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Laws of natural food do not make you holy

Matthew 15:11 - Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but 
that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.

When it came to food and belief we find in the New Testament Jesus and 
His disciples are mostly in debate with the religious people like the 
Pharisees or Jews who are confused.

The Old Testament seems to have many laws concerning food but if one 
understands them well they have nothing to do with natural food but are 
symbolic to their respective spiritual representation. No one has or 
will get saved because that person ate or did not eat some kind of food. 
We all are saved by grace, which we get through our faith in Jesus 
Christ. Our fight is spiritual and our battle field is our spirit man.

What may surprise you is even the aspect of fasting (avoiding food) is 
become religious. God is not pleased by any person fasting. Jesus fasted 
only once and that too was for 2 reasons one was to fulfill the Jewish 
requirement (40 days fasting in the desert according to Moses) to become 
a Rabbi or Teacher so that He could preach in synagogues and elsewhere, 
and the second reason was that He could be weakened in spirit so as to 
be allowed to be tempted and thus show us how to overcome temptation.

People who think fasting make the person holier should rethink because 
it makes you mostly religious more than holier. We are called to fast 
and this fasting is not necessary refraining from food but more 
refraining from what we feed our carnal nature. If food or desires of 
taste is our weakness then refraining from food would be good for us. 
But if we our weakness is talking then keeping quiet for the day would 
be the best fast for us. Fasting is to tighten the hold on the carnal 
self, so what is our carnal weakness is to be our fast. We see Daniel 
fasted by eating simple food yet that fast was very difficult for him 
and we see this fasted caused a great spiritual response. Also note the 
scripture Matthew 17:21 is a questionable scripture which does not exist 
in the older manuscripts but shows up in the later manuscripts.

Food is nourishment to our body and what we eat goes out of our system 
in the toilet. Eating tastier or costlier food does not nourish our body 
but eating things that have the right nutrition to what each one needs 
is good. Eating more only makes us fatter and more carnal. Food is 
necessary for our natural body but does not affect our spiritual body. 
As we are growing in our spirit we are called to take basic care of our 
natural body because our spirit dwells in our natural body. But when we 
are spiritually grown then natural laws of do and do not apply to us for 
we start to live supernaturally.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray your people do not become religious people by the laws of 
food or even by periodic fasting (refraining from food). We pray they 
understand the things of spirit and work in the spirit to counter the 
things of the spirit. We pray they understand that when they grow in 
spirit the flesh has no control over them. We pray they learn when and 
how to fast...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 2:19 - And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the 
bridechamber fast, while the bridegroom is with them? as long as they 
have the bridegroom with them, they cannot fast.

Matthew 6:16-18

16“And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they 
disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I 
say to you, they have received their reward.

17But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,

18that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is 
in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Matthew 17:21"However, this kind does not go out except by prayer and 
fasting."

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What to do with the body

Acts 5:6 - And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, 
and buried him.

When a person is born, when he or she gets married or when he or she 
dies is the time people around perform traditions and lots of them. 
Among Believers traditions concerning birth have reduced but when it 
comes to marriage or death we still see lots of traditions originating 
from the Catholic Church still holding on.

Take for instance wearing of rings during wedding, this biblically has 
some other meaning to what the Catholic Church has induced as marriage 
and is now part of Believer Church tradition. If one goes on the 
internet one would all the various kinds of theories as what a ring 
symbolizes and why it is worn on the finger of the left hand (in some 
cultures the right hand) which is now called the ring finger. One of the 
most common reasoning is because the ring is round therefore symbolizes 
eternal love. It is only when we see pagan beliefs of marriage what we 
start to question our beliefs.

Hindus believe in reincarnation (a person comes back again in human or 
other form after death depending of his or her good works) and for them 
marriage is a 7 lives relationship (assuming they will come as humans 
again) meaning these persons will again get married in their next 6 
lives therefore they take 7 rounds around the fire as an oath to honor 
the 7 lives relationship. Interesting all of them take 7 round and been 
taking 7 rounds since hundreds of years I have not heard anyone 
confirming this was their second or third rebirth marriage so they now 
take six or five rounds or so on to continue honoring their previous oath.

It is foolishness when people due to lack of knowledge assume and do 
things. How can marriage here on earth be eternal? When a person dies he 
or she ceases to be human in the flesh and human marriage is a 
relationship only here on earth when the two persons are alive, for 
after anyone dies the relationship ceases to exist and that is why Bible 
says the person alive is free to get married again, but it does not 
instruct the person to do so because the purpose to get married is 
important.

Ring in the Bible is a symbol of authority or inheritance (i.e. the 
parable of Prodigal Son). Putting rings at a marriage is not wrong, it 
is one of the most beautiful things that seal the relationship but the 
rings are not put by the bride to the groom or vice versa. Rings are put 
by the family to the person coming into the family, for it confirms that 
person as part of the family and having authority in that family.

In Heaven when we will meet after Judgment Day we will not be anyone's 
husband or wife, nor anyone's mother, father, daughter, son, etc. All 
these relationships are worldly and only here on earth; the only 
relationship that will continue in Heaven is our brethren relationship 
in the Lord which we have with each other.

When a person dies the spirit man exits the body and what remains is a 
body of flesh which decomposes. The reason we leave our body is because 
of sin. If one studies the design of our human body in comparison to the 
Word / Bible (structure and design) the person would know how sin 
corrupts the flesh. That is why Jesus is the only one who resurrected in 
the flesh for there was no sin in Him.

In the Bible we see Abraham as the only Man of God who prepared a place 
(a cave) to rest his body after his death. Due to what Abraham did we 
see the bodies of other Men of God were put in caves, does that mean we 
need to put our bodies in caves?

What they did was a shadow of what led to the resurrection of Jesus 
Christ in a tomb and the tomb stone being moved. Now that the prophecy 
was fulfilled we need not keep our bodies in caves but dispose the body 
in a respectful way. We are also not called to put tombstone or crosses 
(any marker) on the burial place nor called to visit again and honor the 
place of burial. If that person was in the Lord and ran a good race then 
we should honor his or her works in the Lord as a good testimony and not 
by standing in front of his or her remains. If the person was not in the 
Lord then that person is not only physically dead but also spiritually 
dead. That does not mean the spirit of that person ceases to exist but 
means that person suffers in Hell till the end of his or her spirit 
life. So honoring the person is like mocking that person. So it is best 
to forget the existence of that person, only remembering his or her 
mistakes that we should not do.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord people are deceived into traditions concerning birth, death and 
weddings because they lack understanding of life or the Kingdom of God. 
Lord we pray You open their eyes to see scripture in its true meaning 
and thus have the right understanding. Lord free your people from the 
bondages of traditions...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference scriptures]

Genesis 41:42 - And Pharaoh took off his ring from his hand, and put it 
upon Joseph's hand, and arrayed him in vestures of fine linen, and put a 
gold chain about his neck;

Esther 8:8 - Write ye also for the Jews, as it liketh you, in the king's 
name, and seal it with the king's ring: for the writing which is written 
in the king's name, and sealed with the king's ring, may no man reverse.

Luke 15:20-24

20And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way 
off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his 
neck, and kissed him.

21And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and 
in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and 
put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be 
merry:

24For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is 
found. And they began to be merry.

Mark 12:19-27

19Master, Moses wrote unto us, If a man's brother die, and leave his 
wife behind him, and leave no children, that his brother should take his 
wife, and raise up seed unto his brother.

20Now there were seven brethren: and the first took a wife, and dying 
left no seed.

21And the second took her, and died, neither left he any seed: and the 
third likewise.

22And the seven had her, and left no seed: last of all the woman died also.

23In the resurrection therefore, when they shall rise, whose wife shall 
she be of them? for the seven had her to wife.

24And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, because 
ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

25For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are 
given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

26And as touching the dead, that they rise: have ye not read in the book 
of Moses, how in the bush God spake unto him, saying, I am the God of 
Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?

27He is not the God of the dead, but the God of the living: ye therefore 
do greatly err.

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The Day of the Lord is at hand

Zephaniah 1: 15, 16That 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, A day of the trumpet and 
alarm against the fenced cities, and against the high towers.

When anyone uses the term Day of the Lord people think of end day, the 
days just before judgment day (when Jesus comes again to judge all 
mankind, those alive and dead / asleep in Him).

The Bible speaks of 2 days destruction one which is the days around 
judgment day and the other is the days of the Lord's revenge.

The problems which we see or are facing are nothing to the days which 
are stated in the Bible just before Jesus Christ comes. The problems we 
see are human inflected problem even if they are spirit originated. In 
the end days just before Jesus comes again Lucifer will be set free from 
Hell and evil spirit will manifest like never before. The blood moon and 
darkened / eclipsed sun are symbolic to the destruction that is at hand 
in those days. It is written had these days not been shortened no flesh 
would survive. In those days people will hope for death and death will 
not come, so you see people will not be just killed but put through 
immense suffering and pain. Among the clues given for these days are 
like a thief coming in the night, days of Noah, when the 'son of 
perdition' will be revealed etc.

The people of Thessalonica were spiritually more mature compared to 
other churches, that is why Paul did not write to them about basic 
spiritual matters, yet they were worried about the end days very much. 
Thus Paul wrote to them two letters and in both of them he addresses 
mainly to the end days to remove their fear. One needs to read specially 
chapter 5 of his first letter and chapter 2 of the second letter to 
understand end days.

The Lord coming as thief at night tells us that these days would come 
when people are spiritually asleep. In Thessalonians Paul says this 
period will be preceded by a time of false peace when people will think 
everything is good and nothing will happen. This is time when people 
will believe in falsehood more than the Truth or the actual message in 
scriptures.

Like the days of Noah means when the mission the Lord had given Noah had 
to be complete for the floods did not come, so until Noah finished his 
ark the flood did not come. After Noah finished and boarded the ark with 
his family and all the animals then the flood came. Therefore the end 
would not come unless every prophecy and every soul (existing and those 
yet to come) whose names are written in the Book of Life are not saved. 
That is why Jesus says unless the Gospel is preached to the end of the 
nations (not physical but spiritual) the end will not come.

The sign of son of prediction speaks of the coming of the false prophet 
who will have a global impact. It is this man who is instrument is 
spreading the falsehood of peace (it has to do with Israel / Jerusalem 
and the 1000years of the ruling of Christ and this man would rule the 
world as Christ saying now no problem for a thousand years / the 
falsehood).

Another clue of these times is the 2 witnesses who manifest the power of 
God and the world will see it. They will have power to cause natural, 
worldwide destruction by a word of their mouth. This is the time when 
the so called 'rapture' will take place. This is the last milestone of 
when Jesus Christ will come with His army of Angels.

We see we are far from these end days, so what are experiencing is the 
start of the Day of the Lord which is the days of the Lord's revenge, 
the days when the Lord take account of those who misuse or misrepresent 
His Name. It is the days when the Lord brings down those who are part of 
those institutes which murdered His holy saints. So this is the time to 
exit these institutes and a time to come to the Lord. In other words we 
are at the time of the great harvest.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people do not be deceived by the falsehood that is 
been spread in your name. Lord, we pray they focus on the harvest and 
not hide due with fear. Lord let them know that You are God and Almighty 
and unless You allow not even a hair of their heads can be harmed...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 24

1 Thessalonians 5

2 Thessalonians 2

Revelation 9:3

3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them 
was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the 
earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men 
which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

5And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they 
should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of 
a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and 
shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto 
battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their 
faces were as the faces of men.

8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the 
teeth of lions.

9And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the 
sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running 
to battle.

10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their 
tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless 
pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue 
hath his name Apollyon.

12One woe is past; and, behold, there come two woes more hereafter.

Revelation 11:3-13

3And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a 
thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.

4These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before 
the God of the earth.

5And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth, and 
devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this 
manner be killed.

6These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their 
prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite 
the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.

7And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that 
ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and 
shall overcome them, and kill them.

8And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which 
spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.

9And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see 
their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their 
dead bodies to be put in graves.

10And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make 
merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets 
tormented them that dwelt on the earth.

11And after three days and an half the Spirit of life from God entered 
into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them 
which saw them.

12And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up 
hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies 
beheld them.

13And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of 
the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: 
and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.

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Save your right arm and right eye

Zechariah 11:17 - Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the 
sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be 
clean dried up, and his right eye shall be utterly darkened.

Today's message may look like something out of the Muslim Sharia 
(Islamic law) where a person who steals his or her arm is chopped off, a 
law that works on eye for an eye principle. Today's message is symbolic 
and it speaks to those who are called to lead others to the Lord. It 
warns those who are called to lead others to the Lord not to abandon 
them half way. Many think Christianity to be like politician party in a 
voting campaign whose sole aim is to convince people to support the 
party. That is vote for that party and better still be a member of that 
party. That is it, somehow the party needs to come to power (be majority).

One of the worse things I dread to see is when most people will accept 
Christianity for that day I am sure to see the least number of 
Christians. It is true this so called persecution is actually making us 
true Christians, else the kind of people we are we will soon humanize 
God. That is what the Bible says in the end days when Christianity will 
be the largest religion there will be a false peace and that is where 
Satan starts to exercise his true control and brings his false prophet 
to power.

We as Christian are not called only to profess our faith and spread the 
Gospel this is just the first and starting part of our work. After 
giving the Gospel and supporting the brethren we are called to baptize 
(immerse) people in the Father then the Son and then the Holy Spirit 
(the order is only because the former reveals the later otherwise they 
are one) after teaching them the Word. Our mission ends when we hand 
over the brethren to the Holy Spirit (that is enabling him to 
communicate or have fellowship with the Holy Spirit). The Holy Spirit is 
the true and ultimate Teacher and once He takes over our work is done 
with that brethren he or she no longer become our sheep but our fellow 
associate. We see this in the ministry of Jesus He too also taught His 
disciple with theory and practical and before leaving handed them over 
to the Holy Spirit.

In today's message 'right arm' symbolizes our righteous doing (work in 
the Lord) and 'right eye' symbolizes righteous discernment (spiritual 
discernment). Today's message tells us when we do halfhearted work or do 
not complete our duty towards those whom we are called to led in the 
Lord then our work in the Lord will suffer and our discernment will be 
blinded.

[Prayer Starter]

Loving Father You have shown your ways through your Son Jesus. You Lord 
did not forsake us any time and You want us your children to walk in 
your way. You love each and every soul whose name is written in the Book 
of Life and You desire none be lost, therefore You take account of 
anyone who hampers or become an stumbling block in the spiritual life of 
those who are called in You. Lord we pray we take responsibility to do 
our task whole heartedly and completely in the lives of those whom we 
are called to bring unto You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 28:18-20

18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me 
in heaven and in earth.

19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: 
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-6

1 But of the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need that I 
write unto you.

2For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a 
thief in the night.

3For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction 
cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not 
escape.

4But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake 
you as a thief.

5Ye 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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He keeps us in Jesus Christ

1 Corinthians 1:30 - But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is 
made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

Yesterday I got an opportunity to minister to a sister with spirit 
issues in a psychiatric ward then others nearby approached us so we 
prayed over them also. We got very good response from those whom we 
prayed over. Later a doctor got upset and asked us to leave but when he 
saw the patients and their family members came out to see us out, he 
started being good to us and tried to justify his actions. He said if he 
allows us then the other people would also call Muslim Mullahs or Hindu 
Pundits and so on and that would be dangerous. When I spoke to him on a 
personal level about his belief and he told me he was an atheist. His 
main reason of being atheist was that no one has seen God and there is 
no proof of His existence. We (another brother was with me) did discuss 
quite some time on scientific front and even got him to continue this 
discussion over mails.

What is very intruding is people want to put the ocean in a bottle and 
hold it in their hand; that is what they do when they say I want to 
behold God. They ask I want to see God as if God is a man or a being 
made of flesh they do not know they want to stand on the Sun to see it 
and not get blinded or burnt. Even these examples are trivial when we 
are talking of God.

One of the most powerful statements of Jesus was in John 4:24 and if a 
person really understands it, it will change everything and just this 
one scripture will do the job of the whole Bible. The greatest loss of 
man is that he does not know the meaning of spirit and that is why they 
foolishly use the term ghost.

The doctor we met yesterday stated he did not believe in ghost (spirits) 
or soul and man was just a living machine that existed due to some 
probable situation or lightening hitting some chemicals and created the 
building blocks of life and this blocks miraculously came together to 
create simple unicellular living ameba and this unicellular ameba 
miraculously became multicellular by chance and then became a complex 
species changing forms while maintaining very few and discarding many in 
between stages. They fail to explain why proof of in between stages of 
evolution of most animals do not exist, while only a minuscule few seem 
to exist.

One thing that can shake such a person is even though they claim man 
evolved from apes by looking at external features yet when it comes to 
internal organs the creature that comes close to man is not the ape but 
the humble pig. The one animal whose organs can be possibly transplanted 
into humans is the pig and not it's so called close cousin the ape. 
While it comes between humans that is possible from one human unto 
another human but not from it's so called close cousin the ape. So who 
evolved from who and what did not. Due to this we have some people now 
looking at the pig as a possible ancestor to humans.

The scripture just before today's message states no flesh can glorify 
and that is what God has done to make man in the flesh to look like 
fools before Him. To stand before Him we need to be people more of 
spirit than of flesh and to help us overcome the flesh Jesus Christ gave 
us His Spirit. It is only by His Spirit can we be in Him. It is His 
Spirit that is wisdom unto us, it is His Spirit who reveals the Truth to 
us and it is His Spirit who justifies us before God by keeping us in 
Christ. The day one understands what Spirit means everything will come 
clear to that person.

Let us know it is the lack of our understanding that deprives us from 
knowing God and the only one who can help us is His Spirit and it is 
only through Jesus Christ we can receive His Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God Almighty and Divine. You exist from before time and man 
is too small to understand You. Lord it is only through your Spirit we 
know You, that is when we stand in the gap of the Rock (Spirit) that we 
can have a glimpse of You like Moses did. Lord we pray your people know 
the importance of having fellowship with your Spirit and letting your 
Spirit take charge of them and led them to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 4:24 - God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him 
in spirit and in truth.

1 Corinthians 1:29-31

29That no flesh should glory in his presence.

30But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, 
and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

31That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in 
the Lord.

John 16:13 - Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will 
guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but 
whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you 
things to come.

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