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Post  Admin on Tue 25 Jan 2011, 3:30 pm

Thou shalt not wear mixed fabrics!

Leviticus 19:19 - Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt
not let thy cattle [livestock] gender with a diverse
kind: thou shalt not sow thy field with mingled seed:
neither shall a garment mingled of linen and
woollen [mixed fabrics] come upon thee.

If someone tries to keep this commandment of God, most
would have to go without clothes. Try to get a
100percent material. Almost all the clothes we get have some or
other percentage of mixture.

Did God not foresee this when He gave this instruction?

It is such commandments which have made people think that
the Old Testament is nothing to do with us, it was
for the people of that time only.

In fact it is disobedience of this commandment that
Christians today are less Christians and more worldly. Day
before yesterday I was dragged to a function of a Catholic friend
(since her children came to invite me and I could not
disappoint them but God had a purpose of me going
there so that today I could share it in the message with
you). Their younger sister was receiving her First Holy Communion
but since I had my Bible session I told them I would be
late. I avoid these FHC parties for although they
take Jesus’ Name something else happens.

Anyway they had their community leader to say a prayer and
the woman amazed me so much that I just could not
hold myself from laughing. She was advising the child that
all gods are one and to respect all religions. Anything any
religion things any person ever gives never deny but
receive. We should be secular minded. She went on and
after about 20mins advice she blessed the child with the sign of
the cross saying in Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit and
mother Mary. I was just waiting to see if she would
add Allah and Krishna also along with Mary (since she
said all gods are one, so why not cast out demons in the name
of Krishna).

In today's message the commandment which God gave is to do
with exactly this. The Lord is firstly telling His
Pastors (shepherds) not to mix their flock with the beliefs
of flocks of the unbelievers. He also commands us not to
wear a secular understanding. He tells us either
believe His Word or believe what the world (the evil
one via the world) tells you. It is because of secular
Christians that Christianity is suffering.

I am not saying we need to be like the fanatics of other
religions. We need to love others and help them
whenever they are in need. But when it comes to God and our
faith, we should put high walls and barricades not to
let a cubic micron of their belief to pass through.

What has our Holy God to do with the evil one?

What has His people to do with the ways of the children of
Satan?


[Prayer Starter]
Lord, the crooked serpent has enticed may of your children
and is making them do things which provoke You to anger.
Lord, we pray that their eyes open to the deceit of the ruler of
the air who comes as god of the people. Protect the hearts
of minds of your people and let them not provoke You
to wrath. Bless your Shepherds with wisdom and
discernment. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Deuteronomy 32:3-6
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye
greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways
are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,
just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the
spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked
generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and
unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee?
hath he not made thee, and established thee?


Deuteronomy 24:14-15
14 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is
poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy
strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither
shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth
his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD,
and it be sin unto thee.

Deuteronomy 31:16-18
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep
with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a
whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they
go to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my
covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day,
and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from
them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles
shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not
these evils come upon us, because our God is not among
us?
18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the
evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are
turned unto other gods.

Isaiah 26:21; 27:1
21 For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish
the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the
earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more
cover her slain.
1 In that day the LORD with his sore and great and strong
sword shall punish leviathan the piercing serpent,
even leviathan that crooked serpent; and he shall slay the
dragon that is in the sea.

Isaiah 42:13-23
13 The LORD shall go forth as a mighty man, he shall stir
up jealousy like a man of war: he shall cry, yea,
roar; he shall prevail against his enemies.
14 I have long time holden my peace; I have been still,
and refrained myself: now will I cry like a
travailing woman; I will destroy and devour at once.
15 I will make waste mountains and hills, and dry up all
their herbs; and I will make the rivers islands, and
I will dry up the pools.
16 And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not;
I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I
will make darkness light before them, and crooked things
straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake
them.
17 They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly
ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the
molten images, Ye are our gods.
18 Hear, ye deaf; and look, ye blind, that ye may see.
19 Who is blind, but my servant? or deaf, as my messenger
that I sent? who is blind as he that is perfect, and
blind as the LORD’S servant?
20 Seeing many things, but thou observest not; opening the
ears, but he heareth not.
21 The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness’
sake; he will magnify the law, and make it
honourable.
22 But this is a people robbed and spoiled; they are all
of them snared in holes, and they are hid in prison
houses: they are for a prey, and none delivereth; for a
spoil, and none saith, Restore.
23 Who among you will give ear to this? who will hearken
and hear for the time to come?

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Overcoming our restricted body

Romans 4:19-21
19 And without being weakened in faith he
considered his own body now as good as dead (he being about a
hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s
womb;
20 yet, looking unto the promise of God, he
wavered not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith,
giving glory to God,
21 and being fully assured that what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.


Below I get to today's message I like clear the definition
of some very fundamental things like faith and man as
a being.

Faith in very simple terms means holding on to the Truth.
Now Truth is something that is not dependant on time,
situation or any factor, in short something that does not
change. In whole creation there are only two things that do
not change one is God Himself and His Word.

God is the same yesterday, today and will be the same
tomorrow. That does not mean God does not grow. The
glory of God keeps increasing but His nature has never
changed even by a micron. The same is His Word. What God
has written is for eternity and does not change.

Therefore faith simply means believing in God's Word - the
Truth.

We may know the Truth but yet deny it, so faith is the
strength in which we hold on to the Truth as it is
revealed to us. The stronger we hold more the faith. The
more we know the Truth, the easier for us to hold on
tightly.

Now let us understand man.

Man is a spirit being, having a soul (inner man) and living
in a physical body.

When sin came into man, man lost 3 fruits and he who was
not corrupt became corrupt. He lost the fruits of
Righteousness, Holiness and Truth. It was due to this he
got restricted in his body and therefore Adam and Eve felt
the nakedness of their body. Before sin man was never
restricted by his body for the Truth was in him and he was
called son of God, he also had Righteousness and Holiness in him.

In Galatians 5: 22-23 the nine Fruit(s) of the Holy
Spirit are those which we can have and built among
ourselves by becoming one body. Paul wrote of the 3
remaining Fruit(s) separately in Ephesians 5:9 so as not to
confuse the growing Christian.

We cannot grow the Fruit of Righteousness or Holiness, but
by the Spirit of Truth Whom we have received through
Jesus and the Word of God, we can build the Fruit of Truth.
Once man has this Fruit the Lord will come and give us His
Righteousness and Holiness so as to remove the
corruption and make us sons of God again. Only Sons of God
can enter and dwell in Heaven.

Coming to today's message Abraham knew his body was
becoming old and that was a fact, but when the Truth
started growing in him, his faith increased and so he
started not being restricted to his aged body.

We too are restricted by our problems and physical ailments
all because we do not know the Word of God and the
Truth does not abide in us. We need to grow this Fruit by
building the understanding of the Word of God.
Understanding does not come by just reading the Bible
or by studying it in depth. Understanding will come unto us
only when we experience the Word in our lives. This is the
reason testimonies and self experiences are very
important.

So let us build our part efforts towards man having this
Fruit of Truth by sharing the disclosers of the Word
that God gives us and by our testimony, so that we overcome
this restriction of our body.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord, when You made us, we were made in your image. This
image got corrupt as sin came into us. To offset this
corruption You came as man and became a sacrifice to break
the curses and gave us your Spirit so that Truth may abide
in us and we come back to You. Lord help us build our
faith as the Truth gets revealed more and more
through the Body of Christ - your people so that we overcome.

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace,
longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 meekness, self-control; against such there is no
law.

Ephesians 5:9
9 (for the fruit of the light is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth),

Revelation 12:10-11
10 And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is
come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God,
and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our
brethren is cast down, which accused them before our
God day and night.
11 And they overcame him by the [color:cb4a=#000]blood of the Lamb,
and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their
lives unto the death.


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Denying the resurrection of Jesus

Matthew 28:11-15
11 Now while they were going, behold, some of the
guard came into the city, and told unto the chief priests all
the things that were come to pass.
12 And when they were assembled with the elders,
and had taken counsel, they gave much money unto the soldiers,
13 saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night,
and stole him away while we slept.
14 And if this come to the governor’s ears, we
will persuade him, and rid you of care.
15 So they took the money, and did as they were
taught: and this saying was spread abroad among the Jews, and
continueth until this day.

Last time when Dr. Ron Charles was in Mumbai after he
finished his sharing during the open hour he asked
people if they had any queries. At this time I wanted to
confirm historically something which the Lord had taught me
and that was to do the time between Jesus getting
arrested and the time of His crucifixion. The church
believes it was on Thursday He was arrested and the next
day He was crucified.

Dr. Ron confirmed there was recording by historians with
details as to what transpired with Jesus throughout
those 4 to 5 days. All these were censored from the movie
'Passion of Christ' which he scripted because they could
not show all these events to the general public, if
had it been done the movie would have possibly got an
'NC-17' or 'R' rating. This meeting was for only Pastors
and the elders of a Church and when they heard this
it surprised them and the leader of this Church agreed
that they need to study more and rethink on the traditional
believes they follow. These words were music to my ears and
joy to my heart.

In today's message we read how the Jewish church tried to
deny the resurrection of Jesus by giving money to the
guards to tell lies so as to deny Jesus' resurrection. What
may surprise you is that even today we have a church that
does not deny the resurrection of Jesus directly but
denies the purpose of resurrection and thus indirectly it
does deny.

This church celebrates 'Ash Wednesday' 40 days before Good
Friday (the day they assume as the day of Jesus'
crucifixion) . On this day they put ashes on the foreheads
of every person of the congregation and say 'from ash you
came unto ash you go'. They do not know that they are
mocking the resurrection of Jesus by doing this. Like
their elder sister the Jewish church not with money but with lies
denying the purpose of Jesus' resurrection.

It is an irony that man has not understood resurrection,
including many Believer Christians.

Resurrection is not coming back to life. On our earthly
death our spirit does not die but continues to live,
our earthly life is just a very, very small fraction of our
spirit life. It also does not mean coming back to the body
in which it was in. If the Spirit of Jesus had come
back to the body which it went from, people who saw
Him after resurrection and before crucifixion would have
immediately recognized Him and those who did not would have
been sacred and ran.

Records state that Jesus was beaten and wounded so much all
over that He was not recognizable as a human. Also if
Jesus came in a new body then why was only the wound on the
hands existing, why did they not heal like the other wounds?

Resurrection is not to do with coming back to life but
means the cancellation of the curse of God. When man
sinned God had cursed man that not only his body but would
perish but even his spirit would perish. God had made man
to live eternally with Him and therefore had given
him access to the Tree of Life. But after sin God condemned
man to Hell (prison) to suffer for his sins and to perish there
till the end of his spirit life.

What Jesus did by His sacrifice was take the curse on
Himself and made peace between God and man and
therefore on the day of the Peace Sacrifice He confirmed the
breaking of the curse. Now man who believes in Him instead
of going to Hell would sleep in Him (bosom of Abraham
/ Grave) and enter Heaven after Judgment when He comes back
again to punish the fallen angels and receive us.

By putting ash on the foreheads these so called followers
of Christ deny the main cause of Jesus Christ. They
believe the curse still continues and Jesus did not make
peace between God and man. Their words say something and
their actions something else. The door of Heaven open
of us they deny it and therefore God says these goats will
not enter Heaven but only the sheep will.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, by your sacrifice You became our sacrifice and
our curse of death You took on You. By your sacrifice
You made peace been God and man. This You confirmed by your
appearing as again to man. Lord we pray that at least now
let the eyes of your Church open to what You achieved
by your sacrifice and let your people receive in
abundance all that You have made available for them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 2:7-8
7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the
ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and
man became a living soul.
8 And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in
Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
9 And out of the ground made the LORD God to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food;
the tree of life also in the midst of the garden, and the
tree of knowledge of good and evil.

Genesis 3:17-19
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of
it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow
shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to
thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken:
for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.

Matthew 25:31-33
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and
all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the
throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and
he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd
divideth his sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but
the goats on the left.
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The Yves Saint Laurent rob Jesus wore
John 19:24 - They said therefore one to another, Let us
not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be:
that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They
parted my garments among them, And upon my
vesture did they cast lots.
You may be surprised at my title of today's mail but this
title I gave so as to give you an understanding of
the quality of rob that Jesus wore.
People do not understand the scripture which says 'for your
sakes he became poor, that ye through his poverty
might be rich'; this scripture has nothing to do with
money or material things. Jesus wore the best rob a middle class
person could afford. It was not that Jesus had a liking for
good clothes but He wore this with purpose. White
linen cloth represented righteousness in the dress of the
High Priest and Jesus being The High Priest of all High Priests
wore this robe. His righteousness was unmatchable to any
human being and it was for this reason that His rob
was not allowed to be torn and was thus gambled between the
soldiers.
The poor factor which is connected with Lord Jesus is His
humbling Himself in the Spirit world so that He could
come as man and personally help us. If Lord Jesus comes in
His own true glory, nor man, nor creation would be able to
stand before Him. The same is the case with the Holy
Spirit and therefore the term Christ is used with
Jesus in the same scripture. He will show us His glory only
after He has finished His work in us and made us
incorruptible.
Jesus did not need money for His needs yet He and His team
did carry a purse which did have sufficient for them.
The Lord throughout scriptures promises us of meeting all
us our earthly needs, which means we will have sufficient
and that extra given is for tithing unto others.
The riches which the Bible talks of blessing us with are
spiritual riches and not earthly riches. A person
blessed with the extra money is actually tested by the Lord
and that test is a very hard test. Like the young rich man
who was good in all his other areas yet could not
pass this test and lost Jesus. In a similar way, having
extra earthly riches bring us into great test wherein many
fail and lose Jesus. We need to learn to handle our
finances like Abraham did, the way he tithed, took
care of his servants etc... Abraham was not a very, very rich man
during his time but he was average in the upper income
group and this is recorded in history.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we pray that You take charge of our hearts that we
may not be lost to the pleasures of this world. That
money does not take your position in our lives. Help us to
always remember that You are our provider and all that we
ever need is already given unto us, all we need to do
is fetch it by our daily efforts...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 8:7-9
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith,
and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in
your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.
8 I speak not by commandment, but by occasion of the
forwardness of others, and to prove the sincerity of your
love.
9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ,
that, though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became
poor, that ye through his poverty might be rich.
Revelation 3:16-18
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither
cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased
with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou
art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and
naked:
18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the
fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou
mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do
not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that
thou mayest see.
Matthew 19:16-25
16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good
Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good?
there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt
enter into life, keep the commandments.
18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt
do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not
steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself.
20 The young man saith unto him, All these things
have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go
and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt
have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went
away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say
unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom
of heaven.
24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a
camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to
enter into the kingdom of God.
25 When his disciples heard it, they were
exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
Genesis 24:34-35
34 And he said, I am Abraham's servant.
35 And the LORD hath blessed my master greatly; and
he is become great: and he hath given him flocks, and herds,
and silver, and gold, and menservants, and maidservants,
and camels, and asses.
Genesis 14:14-24
14 And when Abram heard that his brother was taken
captive, he armed his trained servants, born in his own
house, three hundred and eighteen, and pursued them unto
Dan.
15 And he divided himself against them, he and his
servants, by night, and smote them, and pursued them unto
Hobah, which is on the left hand of Damascus.
16 And he brought back all the goods, and also
brought again his brother Lot, and his goods, and the women also,
and the people.
17 And the king of Sodom went out to meet him after
his return from the slaughter of Chedorlaomer, and of the
kings that were with him, at the valley of Shaveh, which is
the king’s dale.
18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought forth bread
and wine: and he was the priest of the most high God.
19 And he blessed him, and said, Blessed be Abram of
the most high God, possessor of heaven and earth:
20 And blessed be the most high God, which hath
delivered thine enemies into thy hand. And he gave him tithes of
all.
21 And the king of Sodom said unto Abram, Give me
the persons, and take the goods to thyself.
22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift
up mine hand unto the LORD, the most high God, the possessor
of heaven and earth,
23 That I will not take from a thread even to a
shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine,
lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:
24 Save only that which the young men have eaten,
and the portion of the men which went with me, Aner,
Eshcol, and Mamre; let them take their portion.
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Why the church lacks discernment
Hosea 4:11 - Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the
heart [understanding] .
In today's message the Lord gives us the reasons why the
glory of God is not experienced in the Church of
today. Why so many things are happening in the Church which is
against God’s Word even though we have so many
senior people in the Church and why they are not able
to discern.
The 3 prime reasons which the Lord gives are whoredom, wine
and new-wine.
Whoredom: The Lord is not accusing the leaders of sleeping
around or having physical relationships outside the
institute of marriage as been a cause of the sickness in
the Church. This may be happening to some extend but
the whoredom which the Lord speaks of is the mental
sleeping around the elders do for the cause of pleasure of
the flesh (carnal self).
Many foreign things (things not of God's Kingdom) have been
allowed into the Church just to please people so that
the Church does not loss finances, name, numbers, power
etc...
It started with small things and today it is outright
prostitution like is seen is red light areas. Thus we
have concepts in churches like all gods are one, inter faith
discussions (not debates, not finding the differences but
finding common grounds), all people are God's
children since God created them (Satan too was created by
God but that does not make him God's child), fighting evil
is not our work leave it to God, traditions are more
important than Word of God (this still happens to
some extend still in Believer Churches) etc...
Wine: The Hebrew word used here is 'Yayin' which is a term
used for fermented wine. As we know when grape juice is
kept in jars over long periods, the rotting causes the
sugar to be broken and alcohol to be formed.
God had promised the people of God daily fresh Manna would
be provided to the people of God throughout their
journey in the wilderness until they entered the Promised
Land. That promised was not only for the Israelites but also for
us. We too are promised by God that every day we will
receive more knowledge and understanding of His
Kingdom. But what we see is leaders repeating a teaching
for years and years. You will find the Manna collected by
one person being passed around again and again like
passing the parcel. I am not against sharing what the Lord
is revealed to someone but what is of concern is the lack of
seeing fresh Manna.
Like overnight kept Manna got worms during the time of the
Exodus in the same way teachings repeated again and
again start bring worms into preachers. The preacher stops
connecting to God and starts connecting to his teaching and
then starts looking at himself not God and thus worms
like pride, power, greed and spirits like deaf and dumb
spirit start showing its head.
New Wine: This is the consequences of 'Yayin'. Since their
communication with God has got hampered over a period of
time, we find Church leaders taking teaching and
understanding from sources other than the Word of God
or the Kingdom of God. We find people quoting phrases of
well known people more than scriptures irrespective of them
being 100 percent abiding by God’s Word or
not, understandings and traditions from other religions and
beliefs are incorporated in Christianity, the Bible is kept
aside and new concepts are studied.
Days are not far if this continues, like in Hinduism their
evil man Ravan is considered also a saint, so also we
will have Satan declared a Christian saint.

Let us wake up and get our act together and our house in
order while it is easy else we will have a great,
great difficulty in getting this cancer removed.
Things may not look serious since many are void of the
knowledge and understanding or scriptures and Kingdom
of God but to put this seriousness in a simple layman terms
with a hypothetical situation:
A preacher to add special effects to his teaching and to
keep the attention of his congregation preaches by
standing on one foot. Now another preacher looking at this
thinks the secret of the great teaching is because he stood
on one leg so he too makes this a habit and has some
success in drawing and keeping the attention of the crowd.
Looking at this other preachers also start the same in their
Churches. After a few years a common understanding is
reached that any preacher preaching standing on both
legs is not from God but from Satan.
You may laugh at this but sadly thus things are happening
in the Church and we are blind to it, we just need to
open our spiritual eyes and see them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we pray for the leaders of the Church. We rebuke the
spirits of spiritual laziness, blindness, deafness
and dumbness and we cast them out. We speak light,
knowledge and wisdom into them. May they be filled with
your Spirit of Truth. We pray for the quick healing
of the body...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]
Exodus 16:14-31
14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold,
upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round
thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground.
15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said
one to another, It is manna: for they wist not what it was.
And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the LORD
hath given you to eat.
16 This is the thing which the LORD hath commanded,
Gather of it every man according to his eating, an omer for
every man, according to the number of your persons; take ye
every man for them which are in his tents.
17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered,
some more, some less.
18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that
gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little
had no lack; they gathered every man according to his
eating.
19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the
morning.
20 Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto Moses;
but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms,
and stank: and Moses was wroth with them.
21 And they gathered it every morning, every man
according to his eating: and when the sun waxed hot, it melted.
22 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they
gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all
the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses.
23 And he said unto them, This is that which the
LORD hath said, To morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto
the LORD: bake that which ye will bake to day, and
seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth
over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.
24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses
bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm
therein.
25 And Moses said, Eat that to day; for to day is a
sabbath unto the LORD: to day ye shall not find it in the
field.
26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh
day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
27 And it came to pass, that there went out some of
the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found
none.
28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye
to keep my commandments and my laws?
29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the
sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of
two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man
go out of his place on the seventh day.
30 So the people rested on the seventh day.
31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof
Manna: and it was like coriander seed, white; and the taste
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When the morning comes
John 21: 4 - But when the morning was now come,
Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that
it was Jesus.
Morning symbolizes a new day - a new hope. Jesus is the
Light of the world (creation) and therefore for us on
earth is symbolized as the Sun light which came when there
was no hope.
Before sin came into man although there was day and night
during creation it is recording the days of creation
as evening and morning, evening and morning; the night as
if did not exist (it was not actual earthly days of 24 hrs
but the word day means period of time; archeological
findings and Bible records make us to believe they were
Galaxy days, if you notice the Milky way galaxy where we live in
has 6 circles and we are on the 6th circle as per Genesis
we were created on the sixth day). It is just
symbolic as to stating that God was always there even if
there were ups and downs.
Does that mean that God is not there in the nights?
The Bible states there is no darkness so dark that can keep
God away and there is no place in creation where we
can run away from God (other than our own harden hearts if
it has turned away from God). God is present everywhere yet
we talk of evening and morning as they symbolize the
glory of God - the manifestation of His presence.
The Heavens of Heavens also called the Mountains of Heavens
is where the Throne of God is, that does not mean it
is a seat or a human throne but symbolizes as the maximum
glory of God is there.
Not only earth even the Heavens have morning and Lord Jesus
came to give us the Morning Star. It does not mean earthly
mornings but means a new level of the ever expanding glory
of God. There are certain beings that are most close
to the Throne of God and these beings have the highest
position among the Angels. There are fixed numbers of
people who can be given this position and Jesus is
offering this position in Heaven to those who overcome. One
confirmation is already recording in the Bible and that is of
David.
After Judgment Day when we all enter Heaven, David and all
those selected will be nearest to the Throne of God
and will rule the Angels.
So let us be more concern of that life which we will live
eternally than this temporary very short life we live
here on earth. Let us aim to be the Morning Star closest to
the Throne of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, You are the head of the Church, similarly You
are the Head of the Heavenly Bodies. You came not
just to save us and take us to our eternal Home but also
give the opportunity to those who overcome to be great in
Heaven. Lord, help us to overcome our carnal self and
walk in your Spirit. Help us to build your glorious Body -
the Church here on earth...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:5,8,13,19, 23,31
5 And God called the light Day, and the darkness he
called Night. And the evening and the morning were the
first day.
8 And God called the firmament Heaven. And the
evening and the morning were the second day.
13 And the evening and the morning were the third
day.
19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth
day.
23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth
day.
31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and,
behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were
the sixth day.
Revelation 2:26-28
26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto
the end, to him will I give power over the nations:
27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the
vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I
received of my Father.
28 And I will give him the morning star.
Revelation 22:16
16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you
these things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring
of David, the bright and morning star.
Numbers 24:17
17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him,
but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a
Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the
corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of
Sheth.
2 Peter 1:19
19 We have also a more sure word of prophecy;
whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that
shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day
star [Sun] arise in your hearts:
Revelation 4:1-9
1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was
opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it
were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come
up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be
hereafter.
2 And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold,
a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.
3 And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and
a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the
throne, in sight like unto an emerald.
4 And round about the throne were four and twenty
seats: and upon the seats I saw four and twenty elders
sitting, clothed in white raiment; and they had on their
heads crowns of gold.
5 And out of the throne proceeded lightnings and
thunderings and voices: and there were seven lamps of fire
burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of
God.
6 And before the throne there was a sea of glass
like unto crystal: and in the midst of the throne, and round
about the throne, were four beasts [Living Beings] full of
eyes before and behind [complex and multi-life
being].
7 And the first beast was like a lion, and the
second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a
man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.
8 And the four beasts had each of them six wings
about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not
day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty,
which was, and is, and is to come.
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and
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If we are not gathering then we are scattering
Acts 22:23 - And as they cried out, and cast off their
clothes, and threw dust into the air,
Saul before he became Paul was the leader of the mobs that
attacked Christians - Jews who believed in Jesus.
After Stephen was killed by the mob with Saul being party
to it, the Lord appeared to Saul and spoke to him, this
changed him. A person who was a leader of the enemy
became a leader of the Church. Not only was Christianity
spreading through the Jews but they now had Saul with a focused
mission to reach out to even to the Gentiles.
In today's message the Lord is telling us how Satan and his
kingdom grieve when we turn from our evil ways and
take up our Cross and follow Jesus.
Although these people were leaders of the Synagogue - the
temple of God, yet Jesus called them sons of Satan
because of their ways and their hearts.
When I was sharing on the Kundilini spirit at one of my
sessions; one of the sisters asked me as to how in a
place of praise and worship can such spirits be present?
When people of God are on mission doing God's work you are
sure to see attacks from the enemy camp. The enemy is
on the lookout for people who are weak in spirit and
through them they try to breakdown the mission team. You
will also find specific people who come with a
mission to distract or to keep the team busy, taking away
their focus from God's work.
In this war if we go by numbers, we are against a multitude
for our mission is to gather and the mission of the
enemy is to scatter. People think that there are
Christians- God's people, then there Satan's people who
hate Christians and then there are innocent people
who do not know God but are not against God.
Jesus says those who are not with Him we are against Him.
If we are not gathering then we are scattering. What
varies is how actively we are doing the gathering or the
scattering.
No doubt there are lost sheep in the enemy camp but when
they hear their Master's voice they come to their
master as Saul did and became Paul.
When we give the Gospel we are just forwarding the Master's
voice and those who are His sheep hear and turn unto
Him. As more turn to Him the enemy’s camp weakens
and their end comes near.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we are your sheep and we were lost in the enemy camp.
You send your Word through your messengers and we
came unto You. You know us and love us dearly therefore
send your messengers to reach out to us. Today we want You
to use us to reach out to all those who are yet lost.
Take us to your lost sheep and speak through us unto
them that they may hear You and come unto You. We know once
we have gathered all your sheep You will come to take us to
our eternal Home...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 22:20-23
20 And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was
shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and
kept the raiment of them that slew him.
21 And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee
far hence unto the Gentiles.
22 And they gave him audience unto this word, and
then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow
from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live.
23 And as they cried out, and cast off their
clothes, and threw dust into the air,
Matthew 12:30
30 He that is not with me is against me; and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth abroad.
John 8:43-45
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because
ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of
your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of
his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me
not.
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The foreign influence in the Church
Ezekiel 23:15 - Girded with girdles upon their loins,
exceeding in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them
princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians
of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:
In today's message the Lord wants us to open our eyes to
this foreign influence which has spread through the
Church like the influence of the Babylonians of Chaldea
had.
In my previous mails I exposed how the beast (Satan) rules
this world by becoming god over all religions in
various forms. All idols worshipers, human worshipers,
nature worshipers and demon (fallen angels) worshipers are
indirectly worshiping this Satan who serves his
master who is bonded in hell.
Religions like Islam and Catholics are cover-up worshipers
of this beast without them knowing. If one studies
the origins of the Kaba the holy place of the Muslims, it
was/is the temple of 360 gods. The idol gods of the
Catholics i.e. Mary and all her variations if
compared to the Hindu goddesses, you will find great
similarity. Sometimes these similarities are so visual that
it fails one’s senses how a human with even
child like commonsense does not notice it.
For example when the Lord was exposing this image to me, my
elder sister and her husband who are connected with
building the Catholic Church and strong promoters of this
idol have various statues of Mary and one statue which
caught my attention was this image Mary with doves.
She told me this Mary who has a special name (which I do
not remember) always appears with doves. And as I came out
of my sister's place and traveling in the car for about an
hour I saw a poster of a Hindu goddess with doves just like
the Mary I saw at my sister's house!
This beastly infection is not limited to the Heathens or
Non believers but even the Believer Churches are not
spared. Many of the non-biblical celebrations which the
church does, has roots in paganism (beast worshipers).
A few days back a sister opened my eyes to another great
deceit which this beast played on the Church and
damaging it in a great way. People must have heard of the
Toronto anointing, this has its root in Hinduism and is
known as the Kundilini spirit. If one looks up
Youtube there is an well documented video on this. I
personally have experienced this so called 'joy of the
Lord' many years back when I had just come into the
Lord(1994-5) and went flying 4 feet with this; any person I
pointed to would also get this 'joy' and would keep laughing. It
was so infectious that even a person I spoke to on the
phone and aware on this anointing would be infected
with it. Unless a person would say 'peace' this would
continue for hours together. There was a girl who did for
nearly the whole day and when she went home she continued
and her mother got afraid and called the preacher who
spoke the words 'peace be with you' and she stopped.
When I experience this, the Lord led me to check scriptures
for this 'joy' and I did not find any. The joy which
the Bible talks of comes when a person has victory,
overcomes a situation, has revelation of the truth etc. The
Lord was gracious to let me experience this joy a few
days later when my wife was pregnant and I got a message in
the middle of the night about a complication with the
pregnancy. I was in my in-laws place and so I put my
hand over my wife's stomach and started to pray deeply
in tongues. After about half an hour suddenly the joy of the Lord
hits me and I woke up the whole household. This joy was
different from the anointing which I received at the
outreach. Later I came to know the head of the child was
pressed on the opening, but later turned by itself (my wife was
in the 7 months pregnant).
This (kundilini spirit) anointing was not discerned by even
the top most leaders of the Church just because they
trusted the one gave it unto them. They were blinded by the
fame of that person and did not check or question it with
scriptures.
We need to discern everything even within the Church with
the scriptures. Even if the greatest, most famous
person or most anointed man stands before you, whatever he or she
says do not take it as God's word but go home and check it
up with the Word of God. If you do not understand or
find it do not just write it off check it up with others
on that matter. But if the scriptures (even one) speaks the
opposite just do not bother to look further, just chuck
that teaching out in the dustbin. People in the early
Church did not even spare Paul and checked every word of
his with scriptures.
Like the Anti-Christ is not singular but plural, these
anti-christs have been misleading the Church since
long. The Anti-Christ the book of Revelation speaks of is
the boss of them and the last of them (the last Pope).
Similarly the mark of the beast is not just connected
to the last days' event during the Anti-Christ but has been
this infection which has been also spreading in
Christianity, even in the Believer Churches. The
Bible says those who are aware of it and yet continue (because
the sacrifice of guilt - 'breaking of bread' saves us of
the sin we do out of ignorance) like Aholibah (RC
Church) ties the purple turban on her head, their
names will be written off the Book of Life.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, your Church lacks the Spirit of discernment and
knowledge of your Word. We pray Lord You give more
and more revelation of your Word and more and more of your
Spirit unto your people, especially the leaders, bring a
renewal in them. Build stronger the foundation of
Truth on which the Church is build since the attacks are
becoming stronger in these later days...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 23:11-17
11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was
more corrupt in her inordinate love than she, and in her
whoredoms more than her sister in her whoredoms.
12 She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours,
captains and rulers clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon
horses, all of them desirable young men.
13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took
both one way,
14 And that she increased her whoredoms: for when
she saw men pourtrayed upon the wall, the images of the
Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,
15 Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding
in dyed attire upon their heads, all of them princes to
look to, after the manner of the Babylonians of Chaldea,
the land of their nativity:
16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she
doted upon them, and sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of
love, and they defiled her with their whoredom, and she was
polluted with them, and her mind was alienated from them.
2 Chronicles 20:25-28
25 And when Jehoshaphat and his people came to take
away the spoil of them, they found among them in abundance
both riches with the dead bodies, and precious jewels,
which they stripped off for themselves, more than
they could carry away: and they were three days in
gathering of the spoil, it was so much.
26 And on the fourth day they assembled themselves
in the valley of Berachah; for there they blessed the LORD:
therefore the name of the same place was called, The valley of
Berachah, unto this day.
27 Then they returned, every man of Judah and
Jerusalem, and Jehoshaphat in the forefront of them, to go again
to Jerusalem with joy; for the LORD had made them to
rejoice over their enemies.
28 And they came to Jerusalem with psalteries and
harps and trumpets unto the house of the LORD.
Youtube link on Kundilini spirit infecting the Church:-
http://www.youtubecom/watchv=eBpw2oQrvMM
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Satan entering people
Luke 22:3,4 - And Satan entered into Judas who was called
Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went
away, and communed with the chief priests and captains,
how he might deliver him unto them.
Many years back (I must have shared this testimony in one
of my previous mails) there was a sister who gave me
a panic call saying 'brother, brother we have with us there
the big one'. She was referring to a case of deliverance
which they were handling and the spirit in that
person started manifesting and claiming it was Satan
(Lucifer).
During that time the Lord had already revealed to me the
truth of Lucifer and the beast. Knowing the truth I
bust of laughing. I did not laugh at the sister but at the
deceit which the spirit was trying to get us into and to
cause fear to enter us. The sister got offended with
my laugh and before cutting the phone even told me if I did
not want to help, I should not laugh. As she kept the phone the
spirit stopped manifesting and later she called me to
apologize.
The Satan which is among us his powers along with the
powers of the fallen angels have been taken away
during the time of Noah's flood. These spirits only have
powers on the worldly people and those children of God who
allow themselves to be used by these spirits.
It is only when we are in the flesh and operate in the
flesh (does not necessary mean one sin, the depth of
the sin is important; even a small hatred with great depth
can be more dangerous than a murder) we become playgrounds
or better put puppets for these spirits.
They are very comfortable to dwell in the non-believers
(even people of good families leading good social
life could be prey for these spirits) but since their main
goal is to destroy the children of God they do enter
(dominate) children of God. Their aim is to use man
to spread their worms and not let them grow fruits (of the
Holy Spirit). One of their most successful tricks is to
keep man busy and let them no time to spend with the
Lord and built relationship thus not letting them
become stronger.
The most foolish thing which Christians do is to war with
Satan, seek out for him and so as to destroy him. Let
me tell you if the real Satan (Lucifer - the serpent who is
the boss of them all) lands up among us none of us will be
able to survive. He is the master of deceit and has
powers beyond any man. For him there is only one
weapon and that is not known to us and is only know to Jesus.
This is the reason Jesus will come again after
Lucifer is released to handle him.
Throughout scriptures the Lord tells us to fight against
the weapon Satan (plural) uses against mankind which
is our flesh (sinful nature). If we deprive him of this
weapon then it cannot do any harm to us. When we are
knowledgeable of who our enemies are, its ways and
also aware of its powers then this knowledge gives us an
upper hand in the battle.
So please do not waste time behind evil spirits but spend
time depriving them place to dwell in so that their
plans to destroy man fails and they are sent to the place
really made for them - Hell, to suffer and die after their
long spirit life ends.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord we thank You for making us your people, for planting
the seed in us and letting us know You. We thank You
for your Word which reveals the Truth to us and gives us an
upper hand over our enemies. We thank You for the promises
in the Word and the great, great price awaiting us at
the end of this short story. We know we have the
victory in Jesus because He overcame for us and will come again
to take us to You. In Him is everything and
everything is created for Him. He alone knows You and
knows your true Name which is so holy that nothing impure can
hold in its presence. We thank You for preparing us for the
time when You will declare Your true Name through
your Son...
This we declare in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 6:1-8
1 And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on
the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them,
2 That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they
were fair; and they took them wives of all which they
chose.
3 And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always
strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be
an hundred and twenty years.
4 There were giants in the earth in those days; and
also after that, when the sons of God [the last time the
fallen angels were referred as sons of God] came in unto
the daughters of men, and they bare children to them,
the same became mighty men which were of old, men of
renown.
5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great
in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of
his heart was only evil continually.
6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on
the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have
created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and
the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it
repenteth me that I have made them.
8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD.
Luke 11:21-23
21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his
goods are in peace:
22 But when a stronger than he shall come upon him,
and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein
he trusted, and divideth his spoils.
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that
gathereth not with me scattereth.
2 Peter 2:9-22
9 The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of
temptations, and to reserve the unjust unto the day of judgment
to be punished:
10 But chiefly them that walk after the flesh in the
lust of uncleanness, and despise government. Presumptuous are
they, selfwilled, they are not afraid to speak evil of
dignities.
11 Whereas angels, which are greater in power and
might, bring not railing accusation against them before the
Lord.
12 But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be
taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they
understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own
corruption;
13 And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness,
as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time.
Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with
their own deceivings while they feast with you;
14 Having eyes full of adultery, and that cannot
cease from sin; beguiling unstable souls: an heart they have
exercised with covetous practices; cursed children:
15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone
astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who
loved the wages of unrighteousness;
16 But was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass
speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the
prophet.
17 These are wells without water, clouds that are
carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is
reserved for ever.
18 For when they speak great swelling words of
vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much
wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who
live in error.
19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves
are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is
overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.
20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of
the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus
Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the
latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known
the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to
turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the
true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the
sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
1 Thessalonians 4:16-18
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven
with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the
trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be
caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in
the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
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The Good Samaritan
Luke 10:29-36
29 But he, desiring to justify himself, said
unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus made answer and said, A certain man was
going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers,
who both stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving
him half dead.
31 And by chance a certain priest was going down
that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
32 And in like manner a Levite also, when he
came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed,
came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with
compassion,
34 and came to him, and bound up his wounds,
pouring on them oil and wine; and he set him on his own beast,
and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
35 And on the morrow he took out two shillings, and gave
them to the host, and said, Take care of him; and
whatsoever thou spendest more, I, when I come back again, will
repay thee.
36 Which of these three, thinkest thou, proved
neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers?
Jesus was asked the question who is my neighbor? To which
He gave the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The Greek word 'plesion' is translated as 'neighbor' and
this makes us lose the main meaning and understanding
of the Parable. The word comes from the root word 'pelas'
which means 'near'.
The word 'plesion' means someone close. It does not
necessary mean, a person living nearby, nor an
acquaintance. The reason of the people asking Jesus the question
is because there was more depth to the relationship which
they needed to understand.
If we take the people Jesus took as example in the parable
then only would we understand what the question was.
The people whom Jesus chose as example were
A Priest
A Levite
And a Samaritan
Why did Jesus take these 3 as example and what was common
between them? The thing which was common between them
is that they all were believers and followers of Yahweh.
The Samaritans were people who worshiped the Lord God but
people who did not agree to the traditions of the
Jews. It was for this reason they were hated by the Jews
and history has records of the wars fought between them
even inside Synagogues. They were not allowed by the
Jews even to share the natural resources like well water
especially when the Jews needed it, so were given time
slots for this. It is like the caste wars among the
Hindus in India.
If in English I would have to ask the question who is my
neighbor to Jesus I would have put it as 'who is my
believer brother or who are my brethren?'
Of the examples Jesus took symbolized the following:
A priest was a person who was a doer of traditions.
Although a priest had to come from the tribe of Levite,
when Jesus took a Levite as an example here it
symbolized a person who is born believer.
A Samaritan here was a person hated by the above people as
been void of God, but a person who truly loved God
against all odds.
If today Jesus was to answers the same question and had to
give a similar examples I am sure He would chose the
following as example.
A Catholic Priest
An Israelite Jew
A Believer (Protestant)
What Jesus teaches us through this parable is that a person
is not a brethren by doing traditions or been born in
a selected family (by blood) but by having God with them
(by true faith).
Even today we have a large portion of the Church who do not
understand this parable and do traditions to become
Christian brethren - God’s people. We also have a
great portion of people who are deceived by the word
‘Israel’, they consider the Jews
(followers of Judaism) having roots in the country Israel as
God’s people (by blood).
What Jesus is telling us today is - we are not Christians
because we go to Church or because we are born in a
Christian family. We become a Christian when we have Christ
in us, when the light and nature of Christ shines in us and
in our way of life.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, I thank You for letting me know You and for revealing
Yourself to me as my God and my Savior. Lord, help me
to be your child by having You shine in me in everything
about me, my thoughts, my deeds, my relationships, my
worship, my givings, my receivings.. .
This prayer I make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 10:5-7
5 These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them,
saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any
city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
6 But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of
Israel.
7 And as ye go, preach, saying, The kingdom of
heaven is at hand.
John 4:6-29
6 Now Jacob's well was there. Jesus therefore, being
wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was
about the sixth hour.
7 There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water:
Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink.
8 (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to
buy meat.)
9 Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is
it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman
of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the
Samaritans.
10 Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest
the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me
to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would
have given thee living water.
11 The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing
to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast
thou that living water?
12 Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which
gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children,
and his cattle?
13 Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever
drinketh of this water shall thirst again:
14 But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall
give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give
him shall be in him a well of water springing up into
everlasting life.
15 The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this
water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and
come hither.
17 The woman answered and said, I have no husband.
Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no
husband:
18 For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou
now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly.
19 The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that
thou art a prophet.
20 Our fathers worshipped in this mountain; and ye
say, that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.
21 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, believe me, the hour
cometh, when ye shall neither in this mountain, nor yet at
Jerusalem, worship the Father.
22 Ye worship ye know not what: we know what we
worship: for salvation is of the Jews.
23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true
worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must
worship him in spirit and in truth.
25 The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias
cometh, which is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us
all things.
26 Jesus saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am
he.
27 And upon this came his disciples, and marvelled
that he talked with the woman: yet no man said, What
seekest thou? or, Why talkest thou with her?
28 The woman then left her waterpot, and went her
way into the city, and saith to the men,
29 Come, see a man, which told me all things that
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Church is not built on Petros but on Petra
Mark 3:16 - And Simon he surnamed Peter;
If we look in the Bible God changed the name of Abram to
Abraham. Abraham means (father of nation) it was a
promise to him and so we find thereafter he was not called
Abram but always referred to Abraham.
Let's take another case of Jacob being called Israel.
Israel (Isra-El) means Prince of God, but we find in
scriptures Jacob and his descendants are sometimes referred
in the previous name and sometimes with the new name. There
are also cases wherein both the names are used at the
same time. If one looks up the scripture connected,
whenever the people disobeyed God and angered Him, they
were referred a children of Jacob and when they walk in His
Word or when mercy was shown to them they were called
Israel. Israel is a promise to the people of God
which means He would make Sons of them.
In the case of Simon Barjona the son of Jonas, Jesus gave
him a pet name or surname Peter (Petros). But we see
in scriptures Simon is called with both the names. Even Jesus
called Simon by the name Peter very few times (recorded
only twice) but used the name Simon more often.
People think the name Peter means rock. This understanding
has deceived many people and churches to be led away from
God for they do not understand this name or the
reason why Jesus called Simon also Peter. The name
Simon means ‘heard’ and there was nothing wrong
with the name that Jesus needed to call him 'Peter'.
The name Peter (Petros) means 'pebble' or 'stone'. It is
actually not a good name for in Hebrew this name
(Tyre) was used for Satan. Does that mean Jesus was calling
Simon a devil? No.
If you see after resurrection Jesus does not call Simon as
Peter but only by the name Simon.
Jesus had chosen Simon to lead His flock in His absence
(confirmed by Simon Peter picking up the robes of
Jesus fallen on the floor after entering the tomb after Jesus'
death and resurrection) but Jesus also knew what people
would do in the name of Simon Peter; they would build
the church on the name of Simon Peter and this church
would cause spiritual death to many.
Petros (Peter) in Greek or Tyrus / Tyre in Hebrew means
stone which symbolizes small truth or part truth.
Satan is a deceiver and also clever, he does not speak all
lie but speaks half truth so as to mislead and cause
destruction of the people of God. He does not want
the people of God to receive what is due to them as Israel.
Not that he will gain from it, for his end is written and
nothing can change it. He has deep hatred and evil in
his heart because what he lost in Heaven and much more will
be given unto redeemed man.
It is the Lord Who is been referred as the Rock (Petra in
Greek). In the Old Testament there are 2 Rocks
referred to. The first Rock which the Lord allowed Moses to
strike symbolized God the Son who humbled Himself as
man. The second Rock which Moses struck and for which
the Lord did not allow him to enter the Promised Land
symbolized the Holy Spirit Who humbled Himself and came as
Spirit of Truth. This was done to symbolize any sin
against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven even if that
person has been a very anointed person and has done great
in the Kingdom of God.
The book of Revelation also speaks of the woman
(prostitute) on the beast or the church built on Tyrus
(Petros).
When Jesus spoke to Simon Peter about the foundation of His
Church the scripture says:
Matthew 16:17-18
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art
thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it
unto thee, but my Father (Holy Spirit - the Rock - Petra)
which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter
(Petros - pebble), and upon this rock (Petra - the Rock - the
Spirit of Truth) I will build my church; and the gates of
hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee (‘soi’ - you in
plural - Jesus was talking to the disciples) the keys of the
kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth
shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt
loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should
tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.

The Church of God is built on the Holy Spirit of which
Jesus is the corner stone. People who built their
Church on anything else other than the Holy Spirit - the
Spirit of Truth is building a church which is not on firm
foundation.
God the Son is the Rock of our salvation and the Holy
Spirit is the Rock of God’s salvation. The Son
broke the curses and became the payment for our punishment,
but it is the Holy Spirit Who makes us able to enter into
our inheritance in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are our Rock. The Rock of our salvation and the
Rock of our inheritance in You. You paid the price
for us and opened the door of Heaven making it possible for
us to enter. It is You Who works in us, guides us and helps
us to walk in the path which Jesus as set to become
sons, so that we can enter Heaven and inherit that
which God has set forth for us in our Lord Jesus Christ. Let this
Truth be rooted in every heart so that they do not get
deceived and destroyed...
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Numbers23:10
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number
of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the
righteous, and let my last end be like his!
Mark 14:37
37 And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and
saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch
one hour?
Luke 22:34 (the second time Jesus used the name Peter to
Simon)
34 And he said, I tell thee, Peter, the cock shall
not crow this day, before that thou shalt thrice deny that
thou knowest me.
Ezekiel 28:1-15
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus
saith the Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and
thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in the seat of God, in
the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not
God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no
secret that they can hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou
hast gotten thee riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into
thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou
increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy
riches:
6 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou
hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
7 Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon
thee, the terrible of the nations: and they shall draw their
swords against the beauty of thy wisdom, and they shall
defile thy brightness.
8 They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou
shalt die the deaths of them that are slain in the midst of
the seas.
9 Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I
am God? but thou shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of
him that slayeth thee.
10 Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by
the hand of strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord
GOD.
11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me,
saying,
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king
of Tyrus, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou
sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every
precious stone was thy covering, the sardius, topaz, and the
diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the jasper, the sapphire,
the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in
thee in the day that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I
have set thee so: thou wast upon the holy mountain of God;
thou hast walked up and down in the midst of the stones of
fire.
15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that
thou wast created, till iniquity was found in thee.
16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have
filled the midst of thee with violence, and thou hast sinned:
therefore I will cast thee as profane out of the mountain
of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub,
from the midst of the stones of fire.

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Chastising by the Husband of the Vineyard

Obadiah 1:12 - But look not thou on the day of thy
brother in the day of his disaster, and rejoice not over
the children of Judah in the day of their destruction;
neither speak proudly in the day of distress.

The logical thinking of man says - because he has done
wrong he gets punishment, but this is not the whole
truth. Although there is some truth in it, yet it is not the
whole.

We need to understand there are two types of cutting that a
gardener does to the plants that are growing. One
which is done to the wild plants in which they are cut so
as to fully terminate them and the other which is done to
the most loved and precious plants where there are
pruned so has to get the best growth and the most
beautiful form. Both pain but the latter causes joy after a
while.

There are also times when the gardener spares the wild
plants for a while, so that in the process of cutting
it he may harm his precious plants.

When people of God are pruned we should never mock or point
fingers to them for things will be worst for us.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord we know You love us deeply and because You love us You
want the best for us. You prune us so as to remove
the corrupted parts and make us most fruitful. Lord, we
surrender ourselves to You, prune us and do as You will
with us. You have made us and You know us better than
we know ourselves. Nothing is hidden from You. Help us
realize this also when we see our brother been worked on, so that
we may support and encourage him through it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
John 15:1-6
1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the
husbandman.
2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he
taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it,
that it may bring forth more fruit.
3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have
spoken unto you.
4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot
bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more
can ye, except ye abide in me.
5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that
abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit:
for without me ye can do nothing.
6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a
branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into
the fire, and they are burned.

Luke 21:18-19
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

James 1:2-4
2 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into
divers temptations [testing];
3 Knowing this, that the trying of your faith
worketh patience.
4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye
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Proud in the imagination of their hearts
Luke 1:51 - He hath shewed strength with his arm; he hath
scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.
In this beautiful prayer of Mary; she declares some of the
most amazing characteristics of God. In today's
message the Lord gives us one such from this prayer that is
of Him bringing down the proud by His majestic works.
There is a very, very beautiful thought put up by Mary,
'God had scattered the proud in the imagination
of their hearts by the mighty works of His hands'. This
term 'proud in the imagination of their hearts' is the
most beautiful and perfect term for those who nurture
pride.
The definition of pride is someone who considers himself
more than what he really is. Therefore a proud person
is great in his own imagination. Knowing who you are and
what you are is not called being proud but being self aware
and this does not go against being humble.
Pride means putting yourself ahead of one's self; humility
does not mean putting yourself last but humility
means putting others ahead of you. In humility you do not put
yourself down nor consider yourself nothing, for that will
be like insulting the One who created you.
Let me give an example if God has blessed you with a good
voice you should use it for the purpose to glorify
Him or make life better for your fellow persons. But when
you sing to glorify yourself and start to think you are
great because of your voice then you are letting
pride get into you. For what is giving to you is given by
God and not something you made.
If a person cannot breathe to live without the ability
which God has given, can that person take credit for
anything? It is only in one's imagination that the person
can think he or she is great.
Also not using that voice at all even for the purpose God
has given is also like insulting God by rejecting the
beautiful thing which God has given, making it as
worthless.
Everything in us and those given to us has purpose and that
purpose should be towards Him, His glory and for His
people.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for making us what we are. You have
blessed us with many abilities some which we have yet
not discovered. Help us Lord to know who we are and our
purpose in You. Help us to use ourselves for You and for
your purpose. Help us by the Truth kill the spirit of
pride...
This prayer we make in your Mighty Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 4:5-6
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The
spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God
resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Matthew 25:14-30
14 For the kingdom of heaven is as a man travelling
into a far country, who called his own servants, and
delivered unto them his goods.
15 And unto one he gave five talents, to another
two, and to another one; to every man according to his several
ability; and straightway took his journey.
16 Then he that had received the five talents went
and traded with the same, and made them other five talents.
17 And likewise he that had received two, he also
gained other two.
18 But he that had received one went and digged in
the earth, and hid his lord’s money.
19 After a long time the lord of those servants
cometh, and reckoneth with them.
20 And so he that had received five talents came and
brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst
unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them
five talents more.
21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and
faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I
will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.
22 He also that had received two talents came and
said, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me two talents: behold, I
have gained two other talents beside them.
23 His lord said unto him, Well done, good and
faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I
will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the
joy of thy lord.
24 Then he which had received the one talent came
and said, Lord, I knew thee that thou art an hard man,
reaping where thou hast not sown, and gathering where thou
hast not strawed:
25 And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent in
the earth: lo, there thou hast that is thine.
26 His lord answered and said unto him, Thou wicked
and slothful servant, thou knewest that I reap where I
sowed not, and gather where I have not strawed:
27 Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to
the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received
mine own with usury.
28 Take therefore the talent from him, and give it
unto him which hath ten talents.
29 For unto every one that hath shall be given, and
he shall have abundance: but from him that hath not shall be
taken away even that which he hath.
30 And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer
darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
1 Peter 4:10-11
10 As every man hath received the gift, even so
minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the
manifold grace of God.
11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of
God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability
which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified
through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion
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Man is like grass
Psalms 102:15, 16 - As for man, his days are as grass: as
a flower of the field, so he flourisheth. For the wind
passeth over it, and it is gone; and the place thereof
shall know it no more.
It is very difficult for many to realize that the whole of
creation, the millions and billions of people were
created for the processing of the fraction amount of
people, who are the people of God.
Although God has created all mankind yet all mankind is not
His children. Even some of those who take His Name
have been called by Jesus as children of Satan.
All people are like grass no doubt God has a purpose for
them in creation but at the end they will be cut out
and put to fire and forgotten forever. These people may
seem good and godly according to this world but like the
flowers of the grass do not bear fruit but just bloom
and perish also will they.
But the people of God are not like grass they are the ones
who have fruit bearing seed in them, when they hear
the Gospel these seed die and bear fruit. God is the
Husband of this garden and His eyes are focused on those
trees which bear fruit. Lots of other plantation also
exist in this garden but they do not count for this garden
is an temporary garden and only the fruit bearing plants
will be one day transplanted in to Heavenly permanent
garden wherein they will never lack or die.
The big trees do not need the grass and herbs much but the
small plants which are growing into trees do rely to
some extend on them or need to overcome them as hurdles to
become strong rooted trees.
In the latter days we will see more of fruit bearing trees
coming up unlike ever before.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for counting us into your children and
giving us the seed of faith. Lord we also thank for
and bless that person/s who was/were instrument to bring
this seed to life. We pray Lord You give us the discernment
to know your people from those of this world and not
be misguided or deceived by their ways and words...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Deuteronomy 32:1-2
1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and
hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine [teaching] shall drop as the rain, my
speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the
tender herb [plants], and as the showers upon the grass:
2 Kings 19:20-26 (Italic words which were added for
readability have been removed)
20 Then Isaiah the son of Amoz sent to Hezekiah,
saying, Thus saith the LORD God of Israel, which thou hast prayed
to me against Sennacherib king of Assyria I have heard.
21 This the word that the LORD hath spoken
concerning him; The virgin the daughter of Zion hath despised
thee, laughed thee to scorn; the daughter of Jerusalem hath
shaken her head at thee.
22 Whom hast thou reproached and blasphemed? and
against whom hast thou exalted voice, and lifted up thine eyes on
high? against the Holy of Israel.
23 By thy messengers thou hast reproached the Lord,
and hast said, With the multitude of my chariots I am come
up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon,
and will cut down the tall cedar trees thereof, and
the choice fir trees thereof: I will enter into the
lodgings of his borders, the forest of his Carmel.
24 I have digged and drunk strange waters, and with
the sole of my feet have I dried up all the rivers of
besieged places.
25 Hast thou not heard long ago I have done it, of
ancient times that I have formed it? now have I brought it to
pass, that thou shouldest be to lay waste fenced cities
into ruinous heaps.
26 Therefore their inhabitants were of small power,
they were dismayed and confounded; they were the grass of
the field, and the green herb, the grass on the housetops,
and blasted before it be grown up.
John 8:38-47
38 I speak that which I have seen with my Father:
and ye do that which ye have seen with your father.
39 They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our
father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham's children,
ye would do the works of Abraham.
40 But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told
you the truth, which I have heard of God: this did not
Abraham.
41 Ye do the deeds of your father. Then said they to
him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father,
even God.
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.
43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because
ye cannot hear my word.
44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of
your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the
beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no
truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of
his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me
not.
46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say
the truth, why do ye not believe me?
47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye
therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
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Lift your hearts with your hands unto God

Lamentations 3: 41 - Let us lift up our heart with our
hands unto God in the heavens.

There is a retreat center in south India of the Catholic
Church which I attended before when I was yet in the
RC Church. At this place people (who attend there in large
numbers) were forced to worship like a commando training.

People were told to lift both their hands up for long hours
and were made to feel, by not doing so will
disappoint God and will not receive the blessing (purpose)
they came for. The funniest news I received just a week
back that this center now tells people to lift only
their right hand. A brother who visited this place for some
other reason questioned 'what is wrong with my left hand?'

People void of wisdom will do anything. I thank God they
did not read today's scripture or take it serious,
else I can imagine.

When we worship God we do many things like lift hands,
kneeling, swaying, dancing etc. these help us to
increase our concentration on worship or express ourselves
better in our worship. In reality and in scriptures they
have meaning which we need to understand and do in
truth.

Like the word heart here does not mean our organ but our
inner-man (our nature, our feelings, our will, our
minds etc.), so also the word hands does not mean our arms.
In the Bible hands symbolize our work. Similarly our feet
symbolize our way of life, so kneeling means putting
down our way of life to God and lifting our faces towards
Heaven (Light) means seeking the favor of God.

If I keep kneeling during worship or prayers but do not
imply this into my life, this kneeling makes no
sense. My lifting hands up towards the sky during worship
even for hours, but if I do not glorify God in my doings,
my lifting hand does not make any sense.

What today's scripture is telling us is by our works and
our doings we can let the glory of God come into our
inner man.

Our works will not save us, but when they are done to
glorify God they expand the Kingdom of God. We the
children of God working in our Father's vineyard should not
feel ashamed but rather consider it our duty. If we love
our Father, we should be concern of His business
which is to bring His lost sheep to Him and to grow Fruit
in them.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord we thank You for giving us hands and feet. By the
ability You have giving us we want to glorify You in
our lives and let your glory shine in us. Lord, we
surrender our every plan and our every desire let them be
according to thy will and let your glory be through
them. Use us and glorify Yourself, so that we be glorified
in You when we become one in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 18:8
8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut
them off, and cast them from thee: it is better for thee to
enter into life halt or maimed, rather than having two
hands or two feet to be cast into everlasting fire.

Psalms 18:24
24 Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according
to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands
in his eyesight.

Psalms 24:3-6
3 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who
shall stand in his holy place?
4 He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who
hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn
deceitfully.
5 He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and
righteousness from the God of his salvation.
6 This is the generation of them that seek him, that
seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah.

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*Never Satisfied, Never Enough!*

*Proverbs 30:15,16* - *"The leech has two daughters. 'Give! Give!'. "There
are three things that are never satisfied, four that never say, 'Enough!',
the grave,Hebrew Sheol the barren womb, land, which is never satisfied with
water, and fire, which never says, 'Enough!'*

The leech we all know is a blood sucking creature and the Bible says life is
in the blood so a leech is personified as that which sucks life. This thing
that sucks life of a person has two daughters whose names are Give and Give.
In simple sense both of them are greed, greed of the earthly world and greed
of the spirit world.

These two daughters have children one has three and the other four of these
two are almost common but the third spits to two.

*Greed's earthly daughter's three children who are never satisfied are:*

*Death* - Seoul which is another place for Hell is a place which was made
for sinful beings (especially the fallen Angels). When God made man although
he did not have everlasting life God had made provision for everlasting life
for him. But it was man's greed to be greater than what God had made him
that got him trapped on earth and bought death unto him.

*Barren womb* - and unproductive soul; any soul that does not bear fruit is
like a womb. Knowledge of this world, skills / talents of this world or any
such has never satisfied any soul and never will.

*Earth* - this world can develop and develop in all direction, and will
never stop until it consumes itself. Whatever good we do on earth void of
God is indirectly vanity and will lead to destruction of mankind. They may
seem as a blessing today but tomorrow we will wake up and realize we caused
a nightmare.

*Greed's spiritual daughter's four children who say 'not enough' are:*

*Hell* - this prison which exists due to the curse of God was mainly made
for the fallen Angels but since man infected with greed from these evil
spirits man too was doomed into this prison. This prison or endless pit can
consume endlessly all mankind. It is only by Jesus' Sacrifice we are saved
from it.

*Barren womb* - the word used as barren does not mean empty but comes from
the root that means shut up. A womb is made to open and give live. Even a
womb that is not empty and has living life in it but does not open is bad
for it will cause the life to corrupt and rot and cause infection to the
whole system. A soul void of spiritual gifts or fruits is like an empty
womb. Also womb having spiritual gifts and fruits but does not develop
further and works for the glory of God is like a womb having a child but the
child cannot come out. In the start it may feel good but latter that which
is inside soon corrupts and cause serious infection.

People do not realize the greatest enemy to our soul (worm which eats into
our fruits) and also the cause which made Lucifer into Satan is greed.
People think having more (worldly things or spiritual gifts) is a blessing
from God but they do not realize it is also a great testing. Jesus has
warned again and again that it is almost impossible for a rich man to enter
Heaven unless he does not have any attachment to his wealth and uses it for
the glory of God and for His Kingdom.

In spiritual world the earth is replaced by water and fire.

*Water* - symbolizes humanity in general but here it symbolizes sin. Sin is
like a worm which dwells in the soul but infects the spirit. It will
multiple in all areas of the soul with one purpose to consume the spirit and
the spirits connected to it. Sin does not stop till it consumes all and
perishes itself. It has to grow feeding on others or else eats itself up.

*Fire* - when connected with the sanctuary symbolizes purification but when
connected with sin a consuming entity. When a metal is put in fire it can
purify it but when any combustible object touches it, it perishes. Fire
connected to sin like here greed symbolizes wrath of God. Anything that goes
against the plans (Light) of God invites the wrath of God (like darkness). The
wrath of God can consume all things and is just terrible (I would rather say
less on this).

Having more than what is necessary in this world or of the spirit world that
is not used to glorify God is not advisable and allow greed to creep in. We
need to understand everything that God created has purpose; He did not make
anything without purpose, both on earth and in Heaven.

Wanting more and more of even spiritual good things but not using them (even
if not misusing them) causes harm. Satan was a very anointed Cherub also
known as a Morning Star, who’s ways were perfect and did not crave for
earthy things nor for earthly jewelery for Heaven is a spirit world. They
were good things which he craved for and are symbolically written for us
(who are lacking total wisdom and knowledge of the Heavens) to understand.

Being blessed with spiritual knowledge, prophetic gifts, etc. but not using
them for the glory of God can cause us harm and eat into our life.

*[Prayer Starter]*

Lord, help us to understand life and the purpose we are created. Help us to
know all things You created are good only when they have purpose in You.
Help us know your plans in our life. Help us overcome our own desires and
implement your plan into our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[Reference Scriptures]*

*Ezekiel 28:12-19*

12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto
him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and
perfect in beauty.

13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy
covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the
jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day
that thou wast created.

14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so: thou
wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in the
midst of the stones of fire.

15 Thou wast perfect in thy ways from the day that thou wast created, till
iniquity was found in thee.

16 By the multitude of thy merchandise they have filled the midst of thee
with violence, and thou hast sinned: therefore I will cast thee as profane
out of the mountain of God: and I will destroy thee, O covering cherub, from
the midst of the stones of fire.

17 Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy
wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will
lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.

18 Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities,
by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from
the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon
the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.

19 All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee:
thou shalt be a terror, and never shalt thou be any more.

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He completed every sacrifice in Him

Mark 15:42 - And now when the even was come, because it
was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

The day on which Jesus died was not before a normal Sabbath
or day of rest. In John 19:31 it is recorded as a
high day which was the main Passover celebration day. The
day on which Jesus died was call the Preparation day not
because they had to prepare the food or decoration or
for any the party. If one read Exodus 12 it was the
day (14th day) before the Passover that they killed the lamb
in the evening (Jesus died also in the evening) and ate the
lamb in the night, it was on the next day that they
crossed the Red Sea. The crossing day was celebrated in a
grand celebration and considered a day of rest, a holiday.

The Passover started from the day of leaven bread (Jesus'
last supper and day of His arrest, which happened to
be a Sunday) and ended with the High day (the day after
Jesus died, which was a Friday), in all it was a 6 day
celebration. When Jesus resurrected it was a Sunday a
day after the weekly Sabbath (Saturday).

Sunday was also celebrated during the times of Moses and
was called a day of the Peace Sacrifice. It was on
that day the waved sacrifice was offered as a sign of peace
between God and man. It was on this day the curse of God on
man that man will perish unto dust was cancelled and
the proof of this was the appearance of Jesus after
going to hell.

Hell is a prison which was made for all souls after death
which had sin. Jesus was covered with all the sins of
mankind since man laid his hands on Him while crowning him
with thorns like they did to the bull which was later left
to wander in the wilderness, this too was fulfilled
by Jesus after His coming back from Hell. It was since
no sin was found in Him that He could not be kept in this prison.
Jesus could have appeared the day He died, for Hell nor is
Heaven bound by earthly time. It was to fulfill all
scriptures that Jesus appeared on the 3rd day.

So we see it was on the exactly on the 3rd day that Jesus
resurrected (the sign of Jonah is a curse to the
wicket and this is to do with understanding spirit life of
man) and His sacrifice did not end on the crucifix but
continued even after He appeared from Hell. It was
also this reason that He did not allow Mary the Magdalene
to touch Him at that time for He had not finished all His
sacrifices but did allow everyone after He fully
completed every sacrifice as prophesied by the mouth of
Moses. The final sacrifice which Jesus did was sprinkling
of His blood on Throne of God like the High Priest by entering
the Holy of Holies. Jesus ascended to the Father on
that day (Sunday) offered His blood sacrifice and
completing everything, later appeared to His disciples.

After His death Jesus even left His robe on the floor and
this was picked by Peter. The person whom the High
Priest ordained to be the next High Priest on the death of
the High Priest would pick up this robe and wear it. Peter
was selected to lead the flock therefore even though
others entered the tomb no one less picked up the robe.

This does not mean Peter became the next High Priest, since
our High Priest is not dead and He had folded His
face napkin signaling that He will be back (which was a
tradition followed at the dining table by the Jews). Peter
and all of us who are in Christ are acting priest and
our one and only High Priest is in Heaven seated at the
Right (righteous) Hand of God the Father in Heaven.


[Payers Starter]
Lord Jesus, we thank You for completing everything and
opening all doors or us to receive our salvation. By
our faith in You we too have all the curses broken,
including the sentence of spiritual dead in Hell cancelled.
You made peace between God and man by being our Peace
Sacrifice. We thank You and receive in full that that
You have made available for us in You...

We declared this in your Mighty Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
John 19:31-33
31 The Jews therefore, because it was the
preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on
the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,)
besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and
that they might be taken away.
32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of the
first, and of the other which was crucified with him.
33 But when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was
dead already, they brake not his legs:

Exodus 12:2-11
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of
months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,
saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them
every man a lamb, according to their fathers' houses, a
lamb for a household:
4 and if the household be too little for a lamb,
then shall he and his neighbor next unto his house take one
according to the number of the souls; according to every
man's eating ye shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male a year
old: ye shall take it from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 and ye shall keep it until the fourteenth day of
the same month; and the whole assembly of the congregation of
Israel shall kill it at even.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and put it on
the two side-posts and on the lintel, upon the houses wherein
they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast
with fire, and unleavened bread; with bitter herbs they
shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor boiled at all with water,
but roast with fire; its head with its legs and with the
inwards thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the
morning; but that which remaineth of it until the morning ye
shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it: with your loins girded,
your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and
ye shall eat it in haste: it is Jehovah's passover.

Leviticus 23:10-12
10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto
them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you,
and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a
sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the
priest:
11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to
be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest
shall wave it.
12 And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the
sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt
offering unto the LORD.

Leviticus 16:9-34

John 20:3-8
3 Peter therefore went forth, and the other
disciple, and they went toward the tomb.
4 And they ran both together: and the other disciple
outran Peter, and came first to the tomb;
5 and stooping and looking in, he seeth the linen
cloths lying; yet entered he not in.
6 Simon Peter therefore also cometh, following him,
and entered into the tomb; and he beholdeth the linen cloths
lying,
7 and the napkin, that was upon his head, not lying
with the linen cloths, but rolled up in a place by itself.
8 Then entered in therefore the other disciple also,
who came first to the tomb, and he saw, and believed.

John 20:10-20
10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own
home.
11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping:
and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the
sepulchre,
12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at
the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of
Jesus had lain.
13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?
She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord,
and I know not where they have laid him.
14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself
back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was
Jesus.
15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou?
whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener,
saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me
where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself,
and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not
yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto
them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my
God, and your God.
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that
she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things
unto her.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day
of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were
assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the
midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his
hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they
saw the Lord.

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The Temple
Ezekiel 40:14 - He made also posts, threescore cubits;
and the court reached unto the posts, round about the
gate.
If you have read Ezekiel chapter 40 to 44 and if you have
any architectural inclinations you with find these
chapters like a confused design of a Temple.
If you have seen the Traquair House maze or the Hampton Court
maze it is difficult to find your way through them and
children require an adult to stand on the wall (or at a
height) to guide them in and out.
When The Lord had explained me the structure and functioning of
the various parts of the inner man I thought this was done,
for I had not read about this from any other source. But
after a few days the Lord gave me scriptures from these
chapters Ezekiel 40 to 44 and I realized these temples
were not some miniature confused temple, but the design
structure of a heart (inner man) of man. They define the
heart of the perfect redeemed heart.
One needs to know Bible image study, Bible numerics, word study,
creation etc. with a firm foundation in the basics of the
Bible to understand this. In short these chapters are
like the Gospel of John may sound simple but are very highly
coded.
The whole Bible or the foundation purpose of this creation
of mankind is all to do with the inner man. You can
even call it a laundry where the hearts of the people of God are
cleaned and made whole; the corrupt made incorruptible
mainly by the humbled God the Son and Spirit of God.
The Lord not only shows us our deficiencies but through
Ezekiel the perfect heart of the redeemed man (Jesus
being the 1st) was declared long before He came as man in
the flesh.
The war and all the battles in spirit are fought here, in
the battle ground called heart or inner man. We need
to fight the battles, but the war is already won by Him.
Even regarding the battles He has given us all the weapons,
defense systems, the war maps and the 100 percent
winning strategy all in the Bible and By His sacrifice.
The Bible is called the book of instructions, which are
instructions to overcome and to become the perfect
Temple where the glory of God is present.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, our spirits got corrupted because sin came into our
hearts. Our corrupt spirits cannot enter Heaven nor
come before You for anything corrupt cannot exist before
You, for You are Holy. You gave us not only the Word but by
the sacrifice of your Son You opened shut doors for
us and by your Spirit decode and guide us through
your Word. Holy Spirit, work in our hearts and make them the
perfect Temple wherein your glory dwells...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 40:1-4
1 In the five and twentieth year of our captivity,
in the beginning of the year, in the tenth day of the
month, in the fourteenth year after that the city was
smitten, in the selfsame day, the hand of Jehovah was
upon me, and he brought me thither.
2 In the visions of God brought he me into the land
of Israel, and set me down upon a very high mountain, whereon
was as it were the frame of a city on the south.
3 And he brought me thither; and, behold, there was
a man, whose appearance was like the appearance of brass, with
a line of flax in his hand, and a measuring reed; and he
stood in the gate.
4 And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with
thine eyes, and hear with thine ears, and set thy heart upon
all that I shall show thee; for, to the intent that I may
show them unto thee, art thou brought hither: declare
all that thou seest to the house of Israel.
Ezekiel 43:1-5
1 Afterward he brought me to the gate, even the gate
that looketh toward the east:
2 And, behold, the glory of the God of Israel came
from the way of the east: and his voice was like a noise of
many waters: and the earth shined with his glory.
3 And it was according to the appearance of the
vision which I saw, even according to the vision that I saw when
I came to destroy the city: and the visions were like
the vision that I saw by the river Chebar; and I fell
upon my face.
4 And the glory of the LORD came into the house by
the way of the gate whose prospect is toward the east.
5 So the spirit took me up, and brought me into the
inner court; and, behold, the glory of the LORD filled the
house.
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Because of His mercies we have hope

Lamentation 3:19-22
19 Remembering mine affliction and my misery,
the wormwood and the gall.
20 My soul hath them still in remembrance, and
is humbled in me.
21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I
hope.
22 It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not
consumed, because his compassions fail not.

This year started on a very good note. The end of the year
on the 26th the Lord blessed me with a fantastic
birthday gift through the Truth Rally which we had in
Mumbai. At the rally we took a grand procession through the
most important parts of the city in decorated large
trailers having live bands, vehicles, mascots etc. But the
most important part of the rally was a tempo loaded which
was following this procession loaded with tracks.
Through the 12kms we managed to distribute about 12-13
thousand Gospel of John booklets and about 3 thousand Gideon's
Bibles. We stopped at many places and preached the Good
News of Hope in Jesus Christ. At the Juhu Beach a
very busy place, even thought we had resistance from the
traffic police we managed to not only pass through but
stopped there and share the Word for nearly 20mins
and gave Bibles to almost every 4th person!

On the first day of the year a fellow worker in the Lord's
Kingdom lost his father. Even in the lost the glory
of God was experienced. He was suffering since many years
of a back problem, could not use one of his hands and was
not able to move well so needed support to walk or do
any personal work.

The family was very poor but in the Lord and for many years
I would share the Word weekly at their house. He was
taken to the hospital on the 26th due to chest congestion.
On the 30th evening while I was having bath I felt the Lord
leading me strongly to pray for him. This was the
first time I really prayed in the bathroom. When I
called the next day I came to know at the same time he became
serious. Everyone was praying for him and he was struggling
through this period. On the 1st his son got a message
to stop praying for it was time for him to go. So he and
his two sisters joined hands near his bed and prayed that,
if the Lord gives him back to them, he should be
fully healed or else only if the Lord assures them he
will be with Him then to take him away. The Lord even have the
son a message not to look at the arched body and his
wrenched hand but to be joyful of the glorious new
body which the Lord will give him. After this prayer in
less than 10mins he breathes his last and gave away his
spirit.

The person who died even in his many years of suffering did
not lose an opportunity to smile or to crack a joke.
He use to keep professing scriptures regularly but also
used to be gloomy when he would look at his problems. But
of late before he expired I was told there was only
one scripture on his mouth 'Praise the Lord for He is
good His mercy endures for ever'.

His funeral was very beautiful, none of his family members
really cried for all were aware of what was assured
to him and what was going to happen to him.

We all live in the hope of what is assured to us in Christ.
We walk in faith to receive this hope. We trust in
the mercies we receive in Jesus for we know and have
experienced our God as a merciful God.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for the mercies You shower on us even
though we are not worthy of it. We thank You for the
grace in Jesus Christ and that which was not possible is
not made available for us through His sacrifice. We know if
we keep our trust in You till our last breathe we
will receive our inheritance in You...

We declare this in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 2:25-28
25 For David saith concerning him, I beheld the Lord
always before my face; For he is on my right hand, that I
should not be moved:
26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue
rejoiced; Moreover my flesh also shall dwell in hope:
27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul unto Hades,
Neither wilt thou give thy Holy One to see corruption.
28 Thou madest known unto me the ways of life; Thou
shalt make me full of gladness with thy countenance.

Romans 4:16-22
16 For this cause it is of faith, that it may be
according to grace; to the end that the promise may be sure to
all the seed; not to that only which is of the law,
but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham,
who is the father of us all
17 (as it is written, A father of many nations have
I made thee) before him whom he believed, even God, who
giveth life to the dead, and calleth the things that are
not, as though they were.
18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end
that he might become a father of many nations, according to that
which had been spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19 And without being weakened in faith he considered
his own body now as good as dead (he being about a hundred
years old), and the deadness of Sarah's womb;
20 yet, looking unto the promise of God, he wavered
not through unbelief, but waxed strong through faith,
giving glory to God,
21 and being fully assured that what he had
promised, he was able also to perform.
22 Wherefore also it was reckoned unto him for
righteousness.

Romans 5:1-4
1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace
with God through our Lord Jesus Christ;
2 through whom also we have had our access by faith
into this grace wherein we stand; and we rejoice in hope of
the glory of God.
3 And not only so, but we also rejoice in our
tribulations: knowing that tribulation worketh stedfastness;
4 and stedfastness, approvedness; and approvedness,
hope:
5 and hope putteth not to shame; because the love of
God hath been shed abroad in our hearts through the Holy
Spirit which was given unto us.

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Stretch forth thy hand

Mark 5: 5 - And when he had looked round about on
them with anger, being grieved at the hardening of their
heart, he saith unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And
he stretched it forth; and his hand was restored.

In 2010 the Lord did one thing good, He taught me how
little I know of the Bible.

With the kind of direct teaching that the Lord was doing to
me I thought I did know something about the Bible
(knowing I did not know everything). But then the Lord
bought Dr. Ron Charles into my life and after meeting him I
who thought was in 7th standard of Bible school
realized I was really in the 3rd standard. The Lord showed
me that it is very important to learn by sharing as part of
a body in Christ.

There is so much depth in the scriptures that has been
hidden to us because we really do not understand the
language in which they are written and the history behind
it. For example people do not realize that there are nearly
4 generations of Hebrew in which the Old Testament
was written.

Just one word of the scripture changes the whole depth of
what Jesus did and the shows the attitude of the
people around Him, especially of the Pharisees and Sadducees,
how stone hearted and conspiring they were.

We have many a times heard of this miracle wherein Jesus
healed this man’s hand on a Sabbath day. This
healing was not just an ordinary healing but by this healing
Jesus has nearly waged a war with the Jewish Church
clergy. Jesus had defined them head on not by healing
the man on a Sabbath but more by the person whom He had
healed.

The Greek word translated as 'withered hand' was not sick
hand but the word used is 'a stone mason's hand'.
Dr. Ron then took us into the history of the Jewish
(Solomon's) temple which was rebuilt by Herold. I
will not be able to go in depth in this mail but in short Jesus
challenged the Jewish authority head on by healing the hand
of this man because his hand was squashed by the
Pharisees about 25 to 30 years back as a punishment for
working on a Sabbath day even though the permission to do
so was given by them itself under pressure of the
Romans.

People who worked on the Sabbath on the temple portion
which was used for worship were forgiven and
rewarded, but those who worked on the tower which was a part of
the temple project but used by the Roman soldiers were
punished like this man. Not only their hand was
squashed with a stone but he was made to beg for rest of
his life at the doors of the synagogue (temple). He and his
family were considered cursed. They too were punished
brutally (i.e. the right eye of the wife was gauche out)
because this man worked on a Sabbath. He was not allowed to even
put his head up, nor talk or see into the eyes of any
person directly. Any person who spoke to him face to
face was told by the High Priest that the curse would come
on to them. And on that day Jesus not only spoke to him
directly 3 times, but also healed him. This healing
showed a direct fight between Jesus' God and the god
of the Pharisees. The High Priest had squashed his hand saying it
was the will of God and Jesus healed him showing it was
God’s will so it was a matter of
representative authority.

The Pharisees did not know God but had made Sabbath the
most important issue. Their book on Sabbath was
fatter than their Holy book (Torah or any other book). They
were void of God and His nature but loved to debate on
things like Sabbath. They had made Sabbath a god for
themselves.

Sharing our understanding is very important as a united
body. But when a being continuously does only one
action non-stop it causes Repetitive Motion sickness and
hampers the functioning of the rest of the body. So when we
find no light coming in our discussion it is time to
put it aside and get back to the Master Teacher (the
Lord - the Holy Spirit) to enlighten and guide us.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, You showed us in You our God whom we did not
know. By You and the your works You bought us closer
to our Father in Heaven. Help us Lord to know You better
and come closer to being a true Christian walking in Spirit
and in Truth. You are the Spirit of Truth and You
reveal the Truth unto us. You give according to our faith
and our walk in You. Help us Lord to increase our faith and
to walk your path so that we may know You and your
Kingdom better...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 3:1-6
1 And he entered again into the synagogue; and there
was a man there which had a withered hand.
2 And they watched him, whether he would heal him on
the sabbath day; that they might accuse him.
3 And he saith unto the man which had the withered
hand, Stand forth.
4 And he saith unto them, Is it lawful to do good on
the sabbath days, or to do evil? to save life, or to kill?
But they held their peace.
5 And when he had looked round about on them with
anger, being grieved for the hardness of their hearts, he
saith unto the man, Stretch forth thine hand. And he
stretched it out: and his hand was restored whole as
the other.
6 And the Pharisees went forth, and straightway took
counsel with the Herodians against him, how they might
destroy him.

Matthew 12:1-14
1 At that season Jesus went on the sabbath day
through the grainfields; and his disciples were hungry and began
to pluck ears and to eat.
2 But the Pharisees, when they saw it, said unto
him, Behold, thy disciples do that which it is not lawful to
do upon the sabbath.
3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David
did, when he was hungry, and they that were with him;
4 how he entered into the house of God, and ate the
showbread, which it was not lawful for him to eat, neither for
them that were with him, but only for the priests?
5 Or have ye not read in the law, that on the
sabbath day the priests in the temple profane the sabbath, and
are guiltless?
6 But I say unto you, that one greater than the
temple is here.
7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I desire
mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the
guiltless.
8 For the Son of man is lord of the sabbath.
9 And he departed thence, and went into their
synagogue:
10 and behold, a man having a withered hand. And
they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath day?
that they might accuse him.
11 And he said unto them, What man shall there be of
you, that shall have one sheep, and if this fall into a pit
on the sabbath day, will he not lay hold on it, and lift it
out?
12 How much then is a man of more value than a
sheep! Wherefore it is lawful to do good on the sabbath day.
13 Then saith he to the man, Stretch forth thy hand.
And he stretched it forth; and it was restored whole, as the
other.
14 But the Pharisees went out, and took counsel
against him, how they might destroy him.


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He took the thorns in His head!
John 19: 2 - And the soldiers platted a crown of
thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a
purple robe,
I was praying today the Lord would give a wonderful message
since it is the first day of the year. When I
received this message I was at first a little sad why a
scripture from His passion for today, but when I read it I
was really glad to what the Lord wanted to tell us.
When man had sinned God cursed the sinner man. One of the
curses was of thorns symbolizing problems in his
work, in today's message the Lord wants to remind us that
He took these thorns on His head and freed us from the
curse of the thorns.
So this year the Lord is saying to all who read and receive
this message that He has taken away all our problems
and this year will be a good year in the work for His
people. This message is especially for those who are
working in His vineyard; this year is start of
harvesting season for the Kingdom of God. This year we will see
plenty doors opening, hearts of many changing and turning
to the Lord. We will see many taking courage and fearlessly
sharing the Gospel anywhere and everywhere they get an
opportunity.
Let us rejoice and thank God for giving us such a wonderful
year ahead.
Happy New Year 2011 to each and every one of you and to
your families. Go forth and reap the harvest.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for thanking the curse of the thorns on
yourself and freeing us from the curse. We thank You,
Lord for this wonderful year of the start of the harvest.
We are excited Lord that You blessing the works of our
hands let your Kingdom grow and may your glory be
experience by all mankind...
We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 3:17-19
17 And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast
hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree,
of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of
it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in toil shalt
thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
18 thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to
thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field;
19 in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread,
till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou
taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.
Hebrew 6:4-8
4 For as touching those who were once enlightened
and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of
the Holy Spirit,
5 and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of
the age to come,
6 and then fell away, it is impossible to renew them
again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the
Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.
7 For the land which hath drunk the rain that cometh
oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them for
whose sake it is also tilled, receiveth blessing from God:
8 but if it beareth thorns and thistles, it is
rejected and nigh unto a curse; whose end is to be burned.
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Resurrection and Jesus' wounds
Luke 24:39 - See my hands and my feet, that it is I
myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh
and bones, as ye behold me having.
One of the many things that has the understanding of many
Church's astray, is the understanding of
Resurrection.
People believe after resurrection we will come back in the
same body as we live in. Today's message is one such
scripture that leads them to think that way.
We see in today's message Jesus shows the wounds on his
hands and his feet to Thomas who struggled to believe
Jesus resurrected. So did Jesus come in the same body which
He did before death? The scripture points to that since the
proof is the wounds that were on Jesus’ hands
and feet.
But people forget that Jesus was scourged not only by the
Jews 30+ times but was also scourged by the Romans
1000+ times. He was mocked, abused and tortured for those 5
days from His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to His
death on the cross. During that period He was crowned
with a crown of thorns which pierced His head. Historians
who were witness to this event recorded that Jesus was not
recognizable as human being. He was bleeding so badly that
after surviving the whipping the Romans believed it
was not the will of their gods that He die without being
crucified, so they dipped Him in salt water to stop the
bleeding.
When Jesus resurrected and appeared to the many people
those 40 days He appeared as a normal human with only
the wounds on His hands and feet by which He was hung on
the crucifix. Secondly no scripture talks of blood. Did the
wounds heal that the blood stopped flowing?
Jesus asked His disciples to feel His wounds, which shows
His wounds were still deep. Also just after
resurrection Jesus was walking with other people and they
were not frightened seeing Jesus but behaved normally, not
recognizing Jesus.
This one misunderstanding about Resurrection has caused
many Churches into wrong understanding of other
things like the Rapture and Judgment Day, our mission as a
Ministry of the Lord, your reward in Heaven etc...
It is time we realized that very few people really had the
understanding on this matter and we need to get back
to the book and understand the basics of creation like
human beings, spirit being and Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, Your Word was given yet coded so that man whose heart
is not right may not understand it and perish. Lord,
You have been working in man and setting their hearts right
according to your heart. Your Spirit and grace has been flowing
abundantly as per your promise. By your grace and your
Spirit You are revealing new and wonderful things
unto mankind. So that by the light of the Truth many will
turn unto You. We ask You Lord to open our minds and your
hearts that we may humble ourselves and receive...
This prayer we make in your Mighty Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 24:34-43
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath
appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what things were done in the way,
and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in
the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and
supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and
why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself:
handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones,
as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his
hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and
wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and
of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
Acts 20:6-12
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of
unleavened bread [10th day of the 1st month, five days
before the real Passover], and came unto them to Troas in
five days, where we tarried seven days.
7 And upon the first day of the week, when we were
gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them,
intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech
until midnight [celebration of the death and
resurrection of Jesus].
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber
where we were gathered together.
9 And there sat in the window a certain young man
named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul
discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he
fell down from the third story, and was taken up
dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and
embracing him said, Make ye no ado; for his life is in him.
11 And when he was gone up, and had broken the
bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even
till break of day, so he departed.
12 And they brought the lad alive, and were not a
little comforted.
Exodus 12:2-11
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of
months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel,
saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them
every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers,
a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb,
let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it
according to the number of the souls; every man according
to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the
first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the
goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day
of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation
of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on
the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses,
wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast
with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they
shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water,
but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the
purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the
morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye
shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded,
your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and
ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.

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Reflect on your past

Matthew 1:1 - The book of the generation of Jesus Christ,
the son of David, the son of Abraham.

Today being the last day of this year the Lord wants us to
reflect on our past. When He refers to the past He
does not mean on the wrongs that we did or the mistakes
which we made.

The Lord has forgiven us and does not want to remember any
of our wrong doing. Today the Lord wants each one of
us to spend some time reflecting on the blessings that we
received this whole year. When Jesus was introduced by
Matthew, He started with David and then Abraham.
David is a person known according to heart of God and
Abraham as father by faith through how we are all blessed.
So today the Lord wants is to reflect on the goodness
we have received according to His heart and then
according to His promise.

When the Lord says blessing according to His hearts it
means the blessing we received when we did according
to the nature of God, when we went out of our way to please
God not because someone told us to but because deep within
us we felt it. Then the Lord wants is to remember the
goodness we received when we stood by His promise, when
we believed in His Word and we received our blessings.

I am sure each one of us would be having some or many
incidents to remember this year, it may be small or
it may be great, let us lift them all up to the Lord,
testify them and give glory unto Him for each one of them.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for this wonderful year You blessed us
with. There are many moments which we will never
forget for your glory was seen and You showed You are our
God through them. You are true to your Word and we have
seen this in every step we took in faith...

This we declare in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 9:11
11 ye being enriched in everything unto all
liberality, which worketh through us thanksgiving to God.

Philippians 4:6-7
6 In nothing be anxious; but in everything by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be
made known unto God.
7 And the peace of God, which passeth all
understanding, shall guard your hearts and your thoughts in
Christ Jesus.

Colossians 2:6-7
6 As therefore ye received Christ Jesus the Lord, so
walk in him,
7 rooted and builded up in him, and established in
your faith, even as ye were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.

1 Timothy 4:4-5
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is
to be rejected, if it be received with thanksgiving:
5 for it is sanctified through the word of God and
prayer.

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Hold your mouth
Luke 1:67 - And his father Zacharias was filled with the
Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
When John the Baptist was born although he was born of old
age by Elizabeth yet all the attention at that time
was captured by his father Zacharias.
Firstly he was made dumb for nearly nine months by the
Angel before the birth of John. This was done so as
to stop Zacharias who was full of doubt in his mind from
opening his mouth and speaking negative words which would
have hindered the birth of John.
We later see after the birth of the child when Zacharias
was asked for the child's name while writing he was
able to speak what he wrote and he also started praising God.
This event caused a stir among the people so much that they
started to wonder what great plans God must be having
in the life of the child. At this point of time the
Holy Spirit through the very mouth of Zacharias spoke about the
life of the John.
If one checks the words of Zacharias through a Cross
Reference, you will be able to link the words to
scriptures spoken by the Prophets from the books of the Old
Testament.
What we see through this testimony of Zacharias is that God
has already declared the goodness and beautiful plans
He has in the lives of His loved ones. What stops these
blessings from being received are the negative words and thoughts
which we speak and believe in. We need to be dumb like
Zacharias when our hearts are troubled, heavy and
burdened and we cannot think of any good things. We need to
wait on the Lord and He will surely make us glad. We will
surely at the end land up praising Him and His glory
on us will be so much so that even others will be
shaken by it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, help us to overcome our anxiety and negativity. Help
us believe that You have plans which are good for us.
They may take time by surely they will be received in our
lives. You have already set all our needs for us all through our
lives. You have written the beginning and the end and know
every thought of our hearts. Lord, take charge of our
mouth and our minds so that we being filled by your Spirit
speak the goodness You have set for us from the foundation of
creation...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 1:12-22
12 And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and
fear fell upon him.
13 But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias:
for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear
thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.
14 And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many
shall rejoice at his birth.
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord,
and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall
be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his
mother’s womb.
16 And many of the children of Israel shall he turn
to the Lord their God.
17 And he shall go before him in the spirit and
power of Elias, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the
children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the
just; to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.
18 And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall
I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken
in years.
19 And the angel answering said unto him, I am
Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak
unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings.
20 And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to
speak, until the day that these things shall be performed,
because thou believest not my words, which shall be
fulfilled in their season.
21 And the people waited for Zacharias, and
marvelled that he tarried so long in the temple.
22 And when he came out, he could not speak unto
them: and they perceived that he had seen a vision in the temple:
for he beckoned unto them, and remained speechless.
Luke 1:59-80
59 And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they
came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias,
after the name of his father.
60 And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he
shall be called John.
61 And they said unto her, There is none of thy
kindred that is called by this name.
62 And they made signs to his father, how he would
have him called.
63 And he asked for a writing table, and wrote,
saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.
64 And his mouth was opened immediately, and his
tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.
65 And fear came on all that dwelt round about them:
and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the
hill country of Judaea.
66 And all they that heard them laid them up in
their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the
hand of the Lord was with him.
67 And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy
Spirit, and prophesied, saying,
68 Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for he hath
visited and redeemed his people,
69 And hath raised up an horn of salvation for us in
the house of his servant David;
70 As he spake by the mouth of his holy prophets,
which have been since the world began:
71 That we should be saved from our enemies, and
from the hand of all that hate us;
72 To perform the mercy promised to our fathers, and
to remember his holy covenant;
73 The oath which he sware to our father Abraham,
74 That he would grant unto us, that we being
delivered out of the hand of our enemies might serve him without
fear,
75 In holiness and righteousness before him, all the
days of our life.
76 And thou, child, shalt be called the prophet of
the Highest: for thou shalt go before the face of the Lord to
prepare his ways;
77 To give knowledge of salvation unto his people by
the remission of their sins,
78 Through the tender mercy of our God; whereby the
dayspring from on high hath visited us,
79 To give light to them that sit in darkness and in
the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of
peace.
80 And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
and was in the deserts till the day of his shewing unto
Israel.
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Sealing the Truth in a den
Daniel 6:17 - And a stone was brought, and laid upon the
mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own
signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing
might be changed concerning Daniel.
Daniel was the most loved of King Darius. Through Daniel
the King had experience the glory of God and seeing this
Darius had made Daniel the chief among his men. There was a
special bonding between the King and Daniel.
But we see when all the other leaders of his court had
grouped together against Daniel; the King was helpless and
had to put Daniel to the death sentence - being thrown to
the wild beast (lions). When Darius did this, he
covered the den with a large tomb stone and put his seal
and the seals of those who prominent among his staff.
We behave like Darius when we put the Truth in us to death.
We love the Truth and have a great relation with It.
We also spend our lives speaking about it, proclaiming it and
making it the top priority in our lives. But when the
people of the world especially those around us who
hate the Truth gang together against it, we land up being
helpless and become the chief killer of the Truth in us.
Along with others we put the Truth in a dark den at
the mercy of the wild beasts. Along with the approvals of
others to this, is also our approval.
Behind all this is one reason ourselves. We have given
great importance to ourselves. Like Darius we have
made a golden statue of ourselves and want people to admire and
give respect to us. We all want to be somebody unlike
others. It was self importance which caused Darius to
put a great golden statue of him in the middle of the city,
which in turn caused him to put his most loved one to death
in a den and it is this self importance which causes
us to put the Truth within us to death.
Like Darius we will fast and repent deep inside us, but
this repentance is useless if it is not put to action
outwards.
As we know that Daniel, even though was put to death among
wild beasts (lions) was unharmed and came out alive. So
also the Truth will not die for the Truth is of God. We
need to give a call to this Truth like Darius did the
next day and get the seals broken including our own
and get the stone of traditions rolled away so that the Truth
within us shines to the world.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, forgive us for the many times we have put the Truth
within us to death by rolling the stone of traditions
over it. Lord, help us to remember all that we do is to glorify
the Father and not to glorify ourselves. Our hearts desire
to be acknowledged by other, to be known in this
world, to be respected at the gate. To do this we sometimes
sentence the most loved thing within us your Word.
Help us Lord to put this repentance to action, to break our
approvals to the wrongs, to roll away the bolder of
traditions and to stand up against all odds so that the Truth
within us shines. Help us remember when we glorify You
alone, we too will one day be glorified through You
and in You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Daniel 6:11-26
11 Then these men assembled together, and found
Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
12 Then they came near, and spake before the king
concerning the king’s interdict: Hast thou not
signed an interdict, that every man that shall make
petition unto any god or man within thirty days, save unto thee,
O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king
answered and said, The thing is true, according to
the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
13 Then answered they and said before the king, That
Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of
Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the interdict
that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times
a day.
14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore
displeased, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and
he labored till the going down of the sun to rescue
him.
15 Then these men assembled together unto the king, and
said unto the king, Know, O king, that it is a law of
the Medes and Persians, that no interdict nor statute
which the king establisheth may be changed.
16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and
cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake
and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest
continually, he will deliver thee.
17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the
den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with
the signet of his lords; that nothing might be
changed concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the
night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought
before him: and his sleep fled from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went
in haste unto the den of lions.
20 And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he cried
with a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to
Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy
God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee
from the lions?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the
lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me;
forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also
before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.
23 Then was the king exceeding glad, and commanded that
they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel
was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt
was found upon him, because he had trusted in his God.
24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men that
had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den
of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and
the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their
bones in pieces, before they came to the bottom of the den.
25 Then king Darius wrote unto all the peoples,
nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be
multiplied unto you.
26 I make a decree, that in all the dominion of my kingdom
men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel; for he
is the living God, and stedfast for ever, And his
kingdom that which shall not be destroyed; and his dominion
shall be even unto the end.
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Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ

Today we are having The Truth rally in Mumbai from Bandra to Andheri, starts
at 4 pm from outside National College (details attached).

If you are from Mumbai please do join us. Else request your prayers that
many may attend and be touch by the Lord Jesus Christ.

The team did 6 prayer walks already on those streets. This rally is aimed to
bring the strong holds of Mumbai down which prevent Jesus from reaching to
every heart.

God Bless

You Bro. in Christ

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From the bridal to bear the cross

Luke 23:26 - And as they led him away, they laid hold
upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country,
and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it
after Jesus.

People think that as a Christian we are entitled to joy and
good life on earth, they are sadly mistaken. If one
really lives a Christian life one is void of all the
pleasures of this world. It also does not mean that one
needs to live a life of suffering or penance. As Paul
puts it we need to be sober and vigilant.

Imagine a country that is surrounded by enemy countries at
all sides. Even if this country has all the powerful
weapons and the defense system which no weapon of the enemy
can penetrate yet the person at the control cannot take
things likely. He need to be vigilant at all times
and also if he is drunk all these defense system and
weapon become useless.

We as Christians are at war with the evil spirits and the
world which they rule. Since these evil spirits hate
us they will not spare any opportunity to destroy us. They
will not just harm us but their intentions are to make an
example of us so that fear enters the hearts of other
Christians and using fear as a decoy they will penetrate
the defense systems of others.

The Greek word Simon means 'herd' and the word Cyrene means
'supremacy of the bridle'.

Nothing in the Bible is just coincident. Every words and
thing in the Bible which is recorded has purpose of
understanding and showing us the path to the Truth.

Simon of Cyrene being chosen to carry the cross was a
message to us by the Lord saying those who are from
His herd and leaders from the Bride need to concentrate of
carrying the purpose and mission which Christ came for.

Jesus came and made all things available for us. In Spirit
He completed all things and now it is our turn to
manifest it into the life of His sheep. He made salvation
available but unless we do not take this message to His
lost sheep how are they going to come to His herd and
be saved?

If you just want be saved you need not worry but just
believe in Jesus Christ. But if you plan to aim to
achieve great in the Kingdom of God where you will spend
your eternal life then be sober and vigilant.

The joy is in the spirit and soul not in the flesh.


[Prayer Starter]
Lord Jesus, man had no hope and there was none who could
get us pass the closed doors. You came as the
shepherd and became a mean by which the door is open to Heaven.
Your Spirit is now with us and leads us on this path You
have made possible. Lord we just do not want to be
with You in Heaven but want to be as close to your Seat of
Glory on the Mountain Top but not at the foot of it. Lord
take charge of our flesh and its desires and let
these desire be only the things of your Kingdom...

We make this prayer in your Mighty Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]
1 Thessalonians 5:5-10
5 for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day:
we are not of the night, nor of darkness;
6 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let
us watch and be sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night: and they
that are drunken are drunken in the night.
8 But let us, since we are of the day, be sober,
putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for a
helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the
obtaining of salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep,
we should live together with him.

2 Timothy 4:3-5
3 For the time will come when they will not endure
the sound doctrine; but, having itching ears, will heap to
themselves teachers after their own lusts;
4 and will turn away their ears from the truth, and
turn aside unto fables.
5 But be thou sober in all things, suffer hardship,
do the work of an evangelist, fulfil thy ministry.
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