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Age and maturity

John 9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

In most countries the age for voting is 18 and in some 21. Inheritance also
needs age, children need guardians to manage their inheritance, they cannot
enjoy it directly. When it comes to marriage, for a woman it is 18 but 21
for a man. It seem ironic that at 18 a young man can responsibly exercise
his civil rights but is not found mature enough to lead a woman in marriage..

Many years back the age limits for marriage was 16years for women and 18
for men. In some cultures like Islam and even Judaism they thought a woman
who has her menstruation is eligible for marriage. In Islam marrying a
9years old child girl was nothing alarming, we have their prophet who
married a 6 year old child (Aisha) and consummated the marriage when she
was 9 (he waited not for the age but because she was having some medical
problem). The Jews during the time of Jesus thought 13years was the right
age for a girl so stopped called her ‘a girl’ and people had to call her ‘a
young woman’. Jesus did not approve of this thinking and thus used the word
‘Talitha’ for a thirteen years old damsel which in Aramaic means ‘little
girl’. We find even though Jesus did not approve of the traditions of the
Jews especially towards the eligibility of a girl for marriage, yet He did
not want to raise the matter in public for He goes on to tell the parents
to not disclose unto others the fact He called her Talitha. Maturity varies
from age to age for a person.

Age and maturity do not always coincide. People think being childish is
good and love it when people call them ‘youth’. Christians need to
understand only spiritually mature people will get to enter Heaven for
inheritance were only for mature sons (Sons of God - not referring to the
natural gender but spiritual gender).

When Jesus said we need to be like children to enter His Kingdom, the Greek
word ‘paidion’ does not mean simple little children but refers to
dejected/beaten children mostly those having medical problems used more as
slaves. He spoke of those who are outcast / persecuted by society having a
better chance to enter the Kingdom of God.

The Lord is speaking to us who in this world may be of age to ask
ourselves, spiritually are we of age exhibiting maturely and qualified to
inherit His Kingdom. Let us be molded by His Spirit and not relying on any
man, so as to become mature.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are called Father but also called El
Shaddai (Strong Breasted One) for You are not natural gender biased but are
spiritually, not compromising. You desire all mature into Sons of God
irrespective of age and gender so as to inherit your Kingdom. Lord we pray
we understand the importance of spiritually growing in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Luke 18:16-17
16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to
come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God
as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

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Peace is not free, it comes at a price

John 20:21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my]
Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

People have different definitions of peace, some confuse it with happiness
and others with inertia. In the Bible we can refer to the Greek word but
the exact definition of any Biblical words can be gained from its Hebrew
source. In Greek the word eirene is best defined as ‘state of no rage or
havoc of war’, But the Hebrew word Shalowm for peace means completeness
and comes from the root word Shalam which has two definitions one is
pay/repay and other restoration.

Peace comes with a price. If we look at today’s message Christ greets His
disciples with peace but in the same sentence speaks of the mission which
the Father assigned Him and He has now assigned us. If we look at even the
famous scripture ‘caste your burden unto me and I will give you rest’,
people omit the later part of the condition for rest that is ‘take my
burden’. We cannot have rest in the Lord or completeness or peace unless we
take the Lord’s burden or mission which is to do bringing back His lost
sheep.

Doing the Lord’s mission for peace is not like a Bata system that the Lord
follows. Jesus said ‘my burden is light like a feather’ since we are helped
in this mission by His Spirit.

Jesus the man is called the ‘Prince of Peace’ not the ‘King of Peace’, true
peace comes from His Spirit who helps us become complete and for this we
need to pay a price, also the price is not full but just a token, the
remaining is paid by Him. Like grace marks cannot be given to a student who
has got zero, so also His grace is not available to us with us doing
nothing. We need to have faith to receive grace and faith is not just
verbal confession but requires us to believe, that means know and live what
we know.

Let us who seek the Lord’s peace also seek His mission in our lives, for
His peace comes only when we do His mission.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy God. You alone are Holy for You alone are perfect. We all
lack in various areas and this completion comes from You alone. Lord we
pray we understand peace comes with a price and the price we need to pay is
just a small token, You have asked of us to do unto others what You have
done for us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
of Peace.

Matthew 11;28-30
28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.

Isaiah 55:1-3
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no
money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money
and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your
labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of
David.

John 13:34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as
I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

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Is Jesus with you or is Christ with you?

John 6: 22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other
side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one
whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his
disciples into the boat, but [that] his disciples were gone away alone;

When I was small and was a Catholic, not knowing Christ and the truth,
whenever I was in a difficult situation the first thing I would do, like
most Catholics, is take the sign of the cross. Catholics including
Christians are known to put the sign of the cross on exam papers, so
nowadays in Indian one finds even Hindus following this trend so put OM
symbol. People think it is ‘lucky’ or God’s/gods’ favor will fall on them
when they draw religious symbols!

When we come to know the truth we know writing / tattooing names or
religious symbols is not going to get us any brownie points with God but
may in fact work the other direction for it shows we do not know Him.

Idolizing any human even if it from the Bible is like idol worship and can
cause us to fall on the wrong side with God. I remember one day I shared on
the weakness of the Apostles like Paul and some of the brothers who were
close to me came to the state of almost hating me. When I say any human it
does not mean those who have sinned but even the man Jesus forbid people
from worshiping Him as a human. He went on to the extent to rebuke the man
who called Him ‘holy’ (perfect - translated as ‘good’) and said only God
(the Father) is perfect.

As Christians we worship the Lord Jesus Christ who is God and part of (one
with) God, we do not worship the man Jesus nor any Angels. We lift up the
Name of Jesus meaning His nature, who He is, and not the English word
‘Jesus’ or what He is called in various languages (including Hebrew or
Greek).

Jesus as man even after His resurrection left us so that we associate with
His Spirit and succeed in our purpose in Him. Take the fact He as man
taught His core disciples for almost 3 years but they understood nothing
much, it was only after they were led by His Spirit that within days they
were a transformed lot.

The term ‘Christ’ includes the Spirit of the Son / Holy Spirit who came
from the Father. If we are followers of Jesus and not of Christ then we
fail as Christians and become a cult like Jehovah’s Witnesses who do not
know who ‘Jehovah’ is and still claim to be His ‘witnesses’.

Today’s message is not milk but solid meat, so not easy to digest. It took
almost a year to come to its true acceptance. Unless we do not break these
bonds on idolizing people we will not be people truly led by the Spirit of
God and will not mature to become true Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God, there is none other than
You. You alone are Holy and thus are worshipped by all the beings in Heaven
by shouts of Holy, Holy, Holy. Lord we pray we overcome the flesh and
understand the corruption of the flesh. We pray we understand even though
You Lord Jesus were without blemish as man yet You objected to be
worshipped for You humbled yourself giving up your glory. We know we will
once again worship You as part of the Father when You return to Him gaining
back your glory which You had before this world was...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 4:6-8
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I
give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve.

Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is]
none good but one, [that is], God.

Revelation 22:8-13
8 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and
seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me
these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of
this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this
book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let
him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:
and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last..

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

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

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Blindness and Salvation

John 9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

In the human body one of the most awesome creation of God are the eyes. It
is a marvel that baffles the minds of the most learned. In today’s advance
technology we have mobiles with 108Mega Pixel resolution and we go craze
but do not realize the human which God created is 576Mega Pixel! We are
aware that oxygen to every part of the body goes via the blood but are we
aware parts of the eyes (cornea) get oxygen directly from the atmosphere!

Sight is an important factor for the survival of man, without sight one is
called a handicap and a handicap can still survive in the natural world
with help of others. But in the spiritual world each one is accountable for
himself or herself and spiritual blindness is something that writes that
person off.

In Biblical symbolism / image study, if one needs to study the inner-man /
spiritual heart of man one needs to study the anatomy of the human eye.

In Heaven two types of people will not be allowed to enter, one who is
spiritually blind or spiritually lame. When we say ‘believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ’ it has to do spiritual sight and walk. If we do not know Him
can we claim to believe Him? If we do not follow Him can we claim to be His
disciples?

If we call ourselves Christians we have to make sure we are not spiritually
blind nor spiritually lame. So let us open our spiritual eyes and make our
legs straight so that we are not found amongst goats.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord know all things and nothing is hidden
from You. You are not fooled by works or actions but see within the hearts
and minds of people. Lord we pray we do not fool ourselves into vanity if
we are suffering from blindness or lameness. We pray You open our eyes, set
our hearts right and make our limbs straight so that we walk in your ways....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Samuel 5:8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the
gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, [that are]
hated of David’s soul, [he shall be chief and captain]. Wherefore they
said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

Matthew 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great
[is] that darkness!

Deuteronomy 15:21 And if there be [any] blemish therein, [as if it be]
lame, or blind, [or have] any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto
the LORD thy God.

Malachi 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, [is it] not evil? and
if ye offer the lame and sick, [is it] not evil? offer it now unto thy
governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the
LORD of hosts.

Matthew 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he
healed them.

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Treasure is in the little details

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that
weep.

You may have heard from me about the importance of getting into the Hebrew
and Greek words for getting the right understanding.

Let me tell you today if you want to write letters with profound
understanding like Paul did then you need to dig deeper, that is get into
the grammar of the words. One can right volumes when gets into the TVM
(Tense, Voice, Mood) of Greek verbs for they literally tell us what to do,
how to do it and what thoughts should be associated. Out of my extensive
study on TVM [as the Lord revealed to me], Tense tells us what to be done
in the natural, Voice mentally/emotionally and Mood spiritually.

Let us take today’s scripture in English language the first ‘rejoice’ or
‘weep’ and second ‘rejoice’ or ‘weep’ do not seem to be different, but in
the Greek text the TVM of both the first and second lot are different. They
both have Tense and Voice as Present, Active respectively, but have
different Moods.

Coming to the Moods of the first verbs [rejoice and weep], they are
infinitive while the Moods of the second verbs are participle. If one
studies verbals, a participle verb is when a verb takes the form of an
adjective like ‘crying and weeping children’, while infinitive verb would
be like ‘to cry’ or ‘to weep’. Scripture tells us our rejoicing and
weeping should be for short time and expressive. Worldly rejoicing or
weeping can be spiritually disastrous if it extends over long periods.

As Christians we are called to be part of the society, to respond to people
around us. We are called to rejoice, weep with people [not getting into
their religious traditions or festivals] as per their situation but let us
be cautious not to let natural emotions to overtake us. It means we need to
genuinely respond to people in their situation but not lose control of the
truth which is in us.

Worldly emotions are not evil but let our spiritual understanding of things
be in control over everything. Let us learn to smile, laugh, be sad or cry
with people but let us always remember everything here is temporary like we
are ourselves; these things will perish but we will remain and our real joy
is yet to come.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your wisdom Lord is beyond measure and in your
Word we see the depth of your wisdom. Lord we pray we seek to understand
your Word more and more. We pray let this understanding be alive in us
always. We pray we respond genuinely to people but let the truth in us be
spiritually in control always...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name.

[Reference scriptures]
1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer
with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

2 Samuel 12:16-20
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went
in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, [and went] to him, to raise him up
from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the
servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they
said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he
would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell
him that the child is dead?
19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that
the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child
dead? And they said, He is dead.
20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself],
and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and
worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set
bread before him, and he did eat.

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Christianity and violence

Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And he said
unto them, It is enough.

A couple of months back I was with a team distributing NT at a fair where
we had a stall. Many took them when we spoke of the moral and spiritual
(mental) benefits of reading it. We could not touch on the
religious/salvation aspect of the book since people would think of us as
trying to convert them.

There was one particular young man who had read through (somewhat) not only
the Bible but even books of other religions like Islam, Sikhism,
Zoroastrianism and even Hinduism. He came from a family where his parents
were of different religions and a family where many members were in the
Armed forces. Since he had read the Bible (NT especially) he was disturbed
about the non-violence aspect of it. Most of his questions to me were
about, does Christianity support joining armed forces and allow using force
against the enemy? Like him I am sure there are many who may be rejecting
Christianity or doubtful about following it for these reasons.

Christianity does tell us to be patriotic to the country we are citizens
of. We are called to obey the law of the land and respect those in
authority. We may have differences with them if they are not morally doing
the right thing and speaking or protesting against those actions
(peacefully) is our duty. Coming to violence we as Christians are not
called to take any kind of violence. If we are called to pray for our enemy
and respond with love to them, then that writes off any kind of violence.

We need to understand if we are strong Christians we will not even have a
confrontation with an enemy for Bible says God will cause them to be a
calamity of their own plans against us. Now coming to reality where we are
not strong spiritually then we are called to defend (not attack). We can
join the defense forces but not a colonial force that attacks weaker or
helpless countries with wrong intentions.

The God of the OT is not different than the one of the NT. It was the
spiritual state of the people that was different thus God dealt with them
differently.

In today’s message we see Jesus was aware that He had to leave His helpless
Disciples and they were not strong spiritually for they had not received
the Holy Spirit yet, in this situation He suggests them to arm themselves
with swords so as to protect themselves.

Let us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit and spiritually strong not even
think of violence in the natural. We are called to be very violent
spiritually that too only against evil and not against the doers of evil.
If we have hate a person even if he is a doer of evil than we fail as
Christians, but if we do not hate evil then too we fail to be Christians.
We are called to overcome evil with good, so diplomatic means against an
enemy country should always be our way of handling them.

[Prayer Starter]
Father God You are Holy, You alone are perfect. Lord we pray we who are
your children understand we too are called to be holy (perfect). We pray we
seek your ways of peace. We pray we understand we are called to be violent
in the spiritual but non-violent in the natural...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 5:43-48
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do
good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you,
and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he
maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the
just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even
the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more [than others]? do
not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

Exodus 23:4-5
4 If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely
bring it back to him again.
5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and
wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

2 Kings 6:22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou
smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow?
set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to
their master.

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

Proverbs 25:21-22
21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,
give him water to drink:
22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall
reward thee.

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children
of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

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Flesh and Spirit conflict.

Galatians 5:17,18 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye
cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are
not under the law.

People think Christianity is against the natural and mistakenly start to
compare it to religions like Jainism where penance and suffering in this
world gets rewards in the spiritual world. It is for this reason
Catholicism moved from Biblical teachings to teachings followed by these
worldly religions.

Today’s scripture may sound like war between flesh and spirit but only when
we get into deeper word study that we realize it is not a natural v/s
spiritual but a spiritual v/s spiritual battle.

The Greek word sarx for flesh comes from the root word saroo which means to
sweep/drag. Like I stated before Jesus and the Jews hardly spoke Greek it
was only when the Apostles went out of Judea that they were compelled to
write and speak in Greek. Greek holds the message / grammar perfectly but
when it comes to understanding the word and its symbolism we need to go the
Hebrew / Aramaic word. Hebrew basar for flesh comes from the root meaning
news/message or tiding. So when Jesus said unless we eat His flesh we will
have nothing to do with Him, He did not speak of actual flesh but His
message / teachings.

Today’s message speaks not of natural v/s spirit but about spirit v/s
spirit, about worldly spirit v/s godly spirit which are both within us. The
worldly spirit uses the natural senses and thus led by it, while the godly
spirit within us uses the help of the Spirit of God/Holy Spirit. The battle
is about whom we choose to lead us, our natural senses or the Spirit of
God. If we live to please our natural senses then we destroy our godly
spirit (deprive it nourishment) but if we please our godly spirit by our
relationship with the Holy Spirit then we deprive our natural spirit its
carnal food and thus kill it.

No person can become a Christian by hurting oneself naturally, so penance
nor fasting by itself changes anything while repentance, focusing
spiritually and being led by the Holy Spirit alone can bring spirit Fruits
and change a person to become a Christian.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Spirit and so is your Kingdom. Bible
says flesh and blood cannot inherit your Kingdom but only in spirit we can
that too becoming Sons of God by being led by your Spirit. Lord we pray we
do not do foolish things like penance of inflicting suffering to our
natural bodies which is a temple. We pray we focus on the spiritual battle
between our worldly spirit and godly spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom
were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be
delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised
to them that love him?

John 1:12-13
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
{children} of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.

1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

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

2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had
nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are
without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.

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

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The Emblems of the Lord’s Table

1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he
had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye,
as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.

Whenever I get this message I get confused as to what to do for scriptures
has been prophesied that the daily sacrifice would be taken away for
1000years and we see this was done by the Catholic Church in 1200AD when
they replaced the emblems of the Lord’s Table with things which contradict
the purpose of the Daily Sacrifice.

Firstly we need to understand the so called Last Supper was the celebration
of the first day of the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which
actually came after the Passover week which was of 6 days (5 days
observation of the lamb/goat, killing it in the evening of the fifth day
and the next day was a High Sabbath). During the exile of Israel in Babylon
they had merged the two weeks into one.

The Unleavened Week the people of God were forbidden to consume yeast
(symbolizing worldly knowledge or understanding) nor keep it in their
homes. It was so serious that they were warned of being excluded from God’s
promise of entering the Promised Land/ Heaven (cut out from the people).

In 1200AD the Catholic Church replaced the bread with wafer which they call
‘communion’ (on the top they put the Greek symbol of hell / cross with
curved ends /swastika on it). The OT very specifically classifies the
different types of breads so even though both do not have yeast yet they
cannot substitute for each other. The other thing that this Church did was
replace grape juice with fermented wine. The Hebrew word Yayin for wine
used during Unleavened Week is wine not fermented with yeast.

In Hebrew there are 5 different names which are translated as ‘wine’ in the
English translation thus causing confusing and an excuse for ‘Christians’
to indulge in alcohol.

Let us understand an emblem cannot be changed and if the symbol/emblem is
changed the nation it represents also changes.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord do all things with understanding and
purpose so that man knows the hidden things of your Kingdom, there is
nothing that You do without purpose. Lord we pray we understand the
seriousness of symbols in the Bible. We pray we do not also go into the
other extreme of making them idols like the Jews did...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to
filthy lucre;

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought
the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess
of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

Matthew 26:17 Now the first [day] of the [feast of] unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare
for thee to eat the passover?

Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the
Passover.

Exodus 12:15,18-20
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall
put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread
from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from
Israel.
18 In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye
shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at
even.
19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever
eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the
congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat
unleavened bread.

Exodus 29:23 And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one
wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that [is] before the LORD:

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Spirit of Truth is with you and shall be in you

John 14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he
dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

When we look at truth in other beliefs we see they project truth as
multi-dimension so depending on the view point truth changes. Compare this
to the Bible we find truth is given as unchangeable.

We may know truth is known gradually that is why it is symbolized by the
pomegranate fruit in the OT. When we open it and inspect each aril looks
like a gem stone, it has 12 sides and is dense packed meaning leaves no
space between each other. All its sides do not have a uniform size thus
vary from seed to seed. It is also not fully flat thus making each aril
unique shaped like a 3D jigsaw puzzle so cannot be moved and put in another
place. The whole fruits is separated into sections by membrane even though
the whole fruit is air tight inside.

I have mentioned before although the Holy Spirit is one He is characterized
as 7 Spirits as light which broadly splits into 7 colors (the rainbow). The
7 Spirit are key to Callings and foundation of the Church (symbolized by
the Candlestick in the Tabernacle). First amongst the 7 Spirit that we
receive on baptism in the Holy Spirit is a token of the Spirit of Truth. It
does not mean we immediately know the whole truth but means we start to see
the truth and grow in the truth. That is why a person baptized in the Holy
Spirit immediately starts drowning himself or herself in the Word of God.

Today’s message discloses a great fact of how our transformation happens
after we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. It tells us the Spirit of Truth
which dwells with us starts to dwell within us. It is not like He takes
residence in one of our organs, if we understand the term Spirit then we
will understand the transformation and what Jesus said about being born
again/born from above.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God, You are Truth and You are Spirit. You do not
change for Truth does not change. You also seek worship that is in Spirit
and Truth. You said in your Word a person can come to You only if led by
your Spirit. Lord we pray we understand what it means to walk and worship
in Spirit and Truth. We pray we surrender to your Spirit more and more so
that He who is with us starts to be in us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from
the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father,
he shall testify of me:

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

Revelation 3:1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These
things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I
know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.

Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of
the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had
been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits
of God sent forth into all the earth.

Exodus 25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three
branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the
candlestick out of the other side:

Exodus 26:35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the
candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the
south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

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Becoming a Disciple

John 9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear:
wherefore would ye hear [it] again? will ye also be his disciples?

We find many programs made by Churches, Preachers, Apostles, etc. on ‘how
to become a disciple’, ‘making disciples’, ‘discipleship’.

When Jesus gave us the mission as Christians He did not say just go and
preach the Gospel but said after preaching the Gospel make them disciples
that too in the Name of the Father, Son and Spirit. Yesterday we saw ‘name’
did not mean the phonics but the nature, and the nature of the Father, Son
and Holy Spirit are the same for they are same.

The adjective ‘disciple’ (Greek ‘mathetes’) comes from the adverb ‘to
learn’ (Greek ‘manthano’). You will say brother in English ‘to learn’ is a
verb and not an adverb. Manthano is not simply learning but prolonged
learning, more of following as one learns.

Anyone says they are holding a 2 days or 3 days program on discipleship,
that person does not know what discipleship means.

In the Bible the Church is also symbolized as a pearl and we know how a
pearl is formed.

God is not into ‘instant noodle’ business. Many times people approach me
saying brother your messages are good but they are long, please try to
reduce them. I tell them I am not into ‘fast food’. If one likes spiritual
instant noodles or fast food it is better they read the Quran instead of
the Bible for it is just 4/5 of the NT, also there is no concept of
discipleship in Islam since as a Muslim one becomes a ‘slave to Allah’.

Let us understand the seriousness of following Christ and becoming a
Christian (disciple of Christ). Also need to remember as Christians we need
to evolve that means grow, if we are not growing then we have stopped being
Christians.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Although You can do all things without even
snapping of your fingers yet You set forth ages and ages for the process of
the transformation of man and he overcoming darkness through your light
shining in him and through him. Lord we pray we understand patience and
growing in the Fruits of the Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 8:15 But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and
good heart, having heard the word, keep [it], and bring forth fruit with
patience.

Romans 5:1-6
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.
6 For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10
4 But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much
patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5 In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in
fastings;
6 By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy
Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7 By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of
righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8 By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers,
and [yet] true;
9 As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as
chastened, and not killed;
10 As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as
having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.

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Paul’s Mission

Acts 9: 15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen
vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the
children of Israel:

Understanding one’s Calling and Mission is very important for it directs a
person to do that which the Lord desires in our lives.

In the Tabernacle there were gold vessels as well as silver vessels and
Bible says both were equally precious to the Lord. Peter in his letter goes
on to say that the one who is focused on his or her Calling and Mission
will not fail in the spiritual race.

The day the Lord triggered me to His Kingdom’s work He did show me in
vision my mission and today I see that come true. Initially it was just
unbelievable or impossible to even contemplate it but today I have seen
many doors opening towards it.

Paul was very focused on to the mission that the Lord assigned him and that
was to bear His Name before the Gentiles, Kings and the Children of Israel.
It did not say to call out the Lord’s name or the phonics word ‘Jesus’ /
‘Iesous’ / ‘Yeshua’ / ‘Joshua’ by which we refer to the Lord Jesus Christ.
It says to ‘bear His Name before’ meaning to bear the Nature of the Lord
Jesus Christ which is also the Name of the Father. Secondly it specifies
the audience as Gentile (lost sheep), Kings (rulers) and Children of Israel
(those who are spiritually little). It is for this reason Paul’s letters do
not go deep into revelation of things that are not basic. People who say
Paul’s letters are very deep and strong have not really read them fully and
have not relationship with the Holy Spirit who is the revealer of
scriptures.

A couple of weeks back at a preaching when I revealed to the people the
term Yahweh (YHWH) was referring to the Lord Jesus Christ, they realized
they could not set aside the OT saying it is not valid or outdated for the
star character in both OT and NT is the same. This was at a congregation
that used the words ‘New Covenant’ in their name.

Let us understand the Word of God deeper so as to know our Calling and
Mission in the Lord so that we run the race more firmly and swiftly.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Omnipotent and Omnipresent. You
Lord know the everything, the beginning and the end of all things, yet You
intervene only when You are asked to or to protect your people. Lord we
pray we do not seek testimonies of failure to victory but testimonies of
victory to victory like when the Israelites in the OT kept your
Commandments not one of the soldiers were killed in battle...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Peter 1:10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your
calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

John 17: 12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast
given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of
perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Acts 15:12 Then all the multitude kept silence, and gave audience to
Barnabas and Paul, declaring what miracles and wonders God had wrought
among the Gentiles by them.

Ephesians 3:1 For this cause I Paul, the prisoner of Jesus Christ for you
Gentiles,

Galatians 2:8 (For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship
of the circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

Ephesians 3:8 Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable
riches of Christ;

1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.

Hebrews 5:13 For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of
righteousness: for he is a babe.

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Do we have a say on our lives?

John 10:18 No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have
power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment
have I received of my Father.

Lord Jesus as man said He had power over His life, to lay it down and power
to take it again. We know the Bible says He is our cornerstone meaning an
example for us. We are called Israel (Prince of God) and He is called Chief
of Princes.

If we look at today’s scripture we will find we too have power over our
lives. Today’s scripture is not talking of natural death which only God
knows (and if He discloses) but is talking of spiritual death.

Before I thought God kills our spirit after Judgment Day, also most fear
Satan can kill our spirits. When I studied scriptures I was amazed to find
spiritual death is unlike natural death. Human spirit life has a period
which is in thousands of years and only in Heaven do we have the ability to
renew this spirit life via the Tree / River of Life. Spiritual death even
in Hell or Lake of Fire/Sulphur is not stoppage of the spirit life but
decay of spirit life.

Death of the spirit is unimaginable pain and torture especially in the Lake
of Fire where those who believe or know God (The Son) but yet reject His
Will/Word.

One may state we do have power over the destiny of our spirits, as to
whether we want to choose life or death (choose Christ or reject Him), but
do we have power over our resurrection?

We need to understand the power that resurrected Jesus did not worked after
He died but while He was alive. Jesus went to Hell for He was forsaken by
the Father since our sins were on Him but He could not be kept in Hell
because there was no sin in Him and that happened by the working of the
Holy Spirit while He was alive.

If we want to experience the resurrection power we need to let the Holy
Spirit work in us while we are alive. Let us not be fooled to think after
we die someone can pray for us and get us to experience the Lord’s
resurrection.

Today’s scripture indeed tells us we who know Christ, do have power over
our death and our resurrection. We have the choice to direct our lives
while we are alive not after we die.

In Revelation Jesus Christ said Satan will try to kill us but if we are
faithful Christ will reward us with the crown of life. God does judge us
and has the power over our life and death and we need to fear Him but we
need to realize it is we ourselves that decide while we are alive where we
will stand on Judgment Day, to the right or to the left. Let us fear that
more.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Life and only being to have life within
oneself, this ability You have given only to your Son who came from within
You. Jesus as man was like us and He showed us the Way to You. Only in You
and in your presence is eternal life. We pray we do not reject You and
chose death nor be foolish to enjoy this world and refrain the Holy Spirit
our resurrection power from working in us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Matthew 25:31-46

John 6:54 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life;
and I will raise him up at the last day.

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin [is] death; but the gift of God [is]
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they
may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into
the city.

Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to
kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and
body in hell.

Revelation 2:10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold,
the devil shall cast [some] of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and
ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will
give thee a crown of life.

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Opening the sight of Paul Saul

Acts 9: 12 And hath seen in a vision a man named Ananias coming in, and
putting [his] hand on him, that he might receive his sight.

Saul was a very learned man doing something like a doctorate in scripture
under the greatest Jewish expert in that field at that time. When God
needed to transform him, we see God needed to blind Saul for almost 3 days
and then get him to see by the hands of a commoner named Ananias.

Saul’s real name as Paul Saul. He preferred using the Jewish part Saul
[meaning desire] of his name which was given by his Jewish mother all
because he thought only Jews were God’s people and only they would be
saved, it was when he realized God was not just the God of Israelite people
but of the whole world and anyone who turns to Him is saved. It was then he
started using the Roman part of his name Paul [meaning small] which was
given by his Roman father.

The internal transformation of Paul Saul was symbolized by the Lord healing
his sight. God caused Paul to have cataracts which fell like fish scales
when Ananias laid hands on him.

We normally equate the organ heart with love or our inner-man but as I
mentioned before the Bible equates the kidney to love and not the heart,
also when we need to deeply study the inner-man it is the eye that helps us
understand the inner-man and not the heart.

The human eye is the most complex organ in the human body and a marvel of
God’s work. People who promote evolution are dumbstruck when it comes to
explaining how the complex human eye was formed randomly by evolution of
unicellular organisms.

Today the Lord is telling us He has marvelously created us and that every
part of us has an understanding. He works in us in ways that are beyond our
natural understanding, it is only when we use spiritual understanding and
wisdom we know of His working in us and thus there is joy in us even in our
current situations.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Wonderful God. Your ways and unlike the ways of
man. You do things that are hidden from natural man. It is only when we use
our true spiritual eyes we see your ways are perfect and marvelous. Lord we
pray we understand the areas of working in us and stop being hindrance to
it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 9:8-9, 15-19
8 And Saul arose from the earth; and when his eyes were opened, he saw no
man: but they led him by the hand, and brought [him] into Damascus.
9 And he was three days without sight, and neither did eat nor drink.
15 But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto
me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of
Israel:
16 For I will shew him how great things he must suffer for my name’s sake.
17 And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his
hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, [even] Jesus, that appeared unto
thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest receive
thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.
18 And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he
received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.
19 And when he had received meat, he was strengthened. Then was Saul
certain days with the disciples which were at Damascus.

Matthew 13:15 For this people’s heart is waxed gross, and [their] ears are
dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they
should see with [their] eyes, and hear with [their] ears, and should
understand with [their] heart, and should be converted, and I should heal
them.

Matthew 6:22-23
22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy
whole body shall be full of light.
23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If
therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great [is] that
darkness!

Matthew 7:4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote
out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam [is] in thine own eye?

Revelation 1:7 Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him,
and they [also] which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail
because of him. Even so, Amen.

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Son of David while in the flesh

Romans 1:3 Concerning his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, which was made of the
seed of David according to the flesh;

Jesus was called Son of David. What is to give a thought is can we still
call Jesus Christ today as Son of David?

We have a scripture in Luke where Jesus questions people who referred to
Him as ‘Son of David’.

People do not realize Mary the mother of Jesus was not referred to as
mother of Jesus after His death and before His resurrection, she is
referred to as ‘mother of James’ who was also her own son.

This interesting relationship is not only in the case of Jesus who was Lord
who humbled Himself and became man but also for those who are in Christ.
Natural relationships are existent till a person in alive in the flesh, the
moment their spirit leaves the flesh the person is neither male nor female
so how can the person be anyone’s father, mother, husband, wife, son
daughter...

Many a times I ask the congregation who will stay with them in the
‘bungalows’ which they will inherit in Heaven. They immediately jump to
state their immediate family members. When I ask about the others, then
they realize it has nothing to do with our earthly family members.

True our natural / earthly relationships are temporary but that also does
not mean we can ignore them. God has placed us for a purpose so we need to
take responsibility of that which the Lord has given thus no man or woman
can marry another till she or he is alive, even if they are separated with
cause.

It is only the truth that can set us free. We need to come out of our flesh
and bones to inherit His Kingdom and let us not wait till we die for that
for it may be too late.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are Spirit, your Kingdom is not of this
world – a natural world but is a Spirit Kingdom and flesh and bones cannot
inherit it. Lord we pray let not only in death we be separated from our
flesh and bones for it may be too late, but while we are alive may we
overcome our earthly nature and put on our heavenly nature as Sons of God....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 20:44 David therefore calleth him Lord, how is he then his son?

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Luke 24:39 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.

Mark 15:40 There were also women looking on afar off: among whom was Mary
Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, and Salome;

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

1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot
inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Matthew 10:37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy
of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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Steps to Discipleship

John 21:16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of John,
lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love
thee. He saith unto him, Tend my sheep.

Many a time I have pointed out to really study the Word of God one cannot
rely on any one translation. There are some which are more accurate but
then in all of them they miss out somewhere or the other, thus one needs to
get into Word Study (getting into the Greek and Hebrew / Aramaic words).

Let us take the case of today’s scripture. We as Pastors or spiritual
guides are called to minister to people in the Lord and ultimately hand
them over to the Holy Spirit like Jesus did to His disciples (which people
rarely do, they behave like they are greater than Jesus Christ). Now the
steps from giving the Gospel and the person accepting it, starts the work
of handing them over to the Holy Spirit and the steps towards that, was
what Jesus gave us while asking Peter if he loved Him.

In John 21:15-17 every time Jesus asked Peter if He loved Him, He gave
instructions to His disciples via Peter as to how they should express their
love and that is by disciplining people in the Lord. The last 3 word of
every scripture tells us the steps towards disciplining. In many
translations it is written as ‘feed my sheep’ but in some translations like
ASV / NASB they are more accurately translated as ‘feed my lambs’, ‘tend my
sheep’ and ‘feed my sheep’. If we understand these 3 instructions we will
understand how to disciple people in Christ.

Hitting people on their heads with the Bible is a big mistake that people
make and worse is telling them not to study scriptures deeply for it is not
for them, ‘Bible is simple and God loves simple people’. If you come across
any such a person ministering to you then flee for your life else you will
pay with it.

Bible is the most complex book in the world and from years and years man
has been trying to study and understand it. Those who wrote it were led by
the Holy Spirit but they themselves had no clear understanding of that
which they wrote. Bible says it was only with coming of Jesus that grace
and truth was given. It is only through the Holy Spirit that we are able to
understand scriptures. Even the greatest human teacher Jesus (as man) could
not get the understanding to His disciples thus had to do it only via His
Spirit.

Feed the lambs is the first step where we share the basics of the Word of
God, like a mother feeds an infant, here we do not touch on any solid meat.
This is one area that the Church has been doing very well for it follows
the letters of Paul which were simply spiritual milk. Paul refrained from
sharing solid meat since he knew the people he ministered lacked spiritual
teeth (discernment). Those who were mature like the people of Berea, he
never needed to write letters of instructions.

The last step is feed the sheep where solid meat is shared. But between
feeding the lamb and feeding the sheep is ‘tend the sheep’. It is only when
people serve others that they grow spiritually and learn to discern.
Discernment is not something that can be given in a classroom but is
experienced on the field. Since most Churches do not get each and every
member into serving others therefore our Churches are filled with spiritual
infants (most still connected to the Pastor via umbilical cords). Sadly
most of the Pastors themselves are not spiritually matured even though they
run large Churches.

If we really love Jesus Christ let us show this by disciplining those whom
we are ministering as Jesus instructed us. Let us push them out of Church
halls and classrooms, let us get them to grow spiritual teeth and then let
us then give them spiritual strong meat.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty Father. You are both father and mother for You are
God and from You we get complete love. You Lord truly love us and thus do
not please us but build us in your ways. Lord we pray we understand as your
children we are called to imitate You whom we see in the man Jesus Christ.
We pray we show our true love by following the instructions and not being
obstacles in other’s spiritual lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 21:15-17
15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
[son] of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea,
Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou
me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith
unto him, Tend my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me?
And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I
love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

John 1:17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came
through Jesus Christ.

John 14:26 But the Comforter, [even] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will
send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your
remembrance all that I said unto you.

1 Corinthians 3:2 I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for
hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.

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

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Being led by the Holy Spirit

Acts 10:21 Then Peter went down to the men which were sent unto him from
Cornelius; and said, Behold, I am he whom ye seek: what [is] the cause
wherefore ye are come?

Last Sunday I was preaching at a service and the Pastor had given me 30mins
to share my message which was on the importance of being taught/led
by/working of the Holy Spirit in us. When the 30mins was almost over the
Lord led me to share on some factors and then I continued with the
permission of the Pastor. By the time I finished it was almost one and half
hour! But within this time we saw many people receive baptism in the Holy
Spirit. The Pastor was planning this about 3 weeks later and it happened
all of a sudden.

Transformation of a Believer into a Christian is only by the Holy Spirit’s
working in us. True it is by the grace of God that we come to believe in
Christ but it is only by the working of God in us that causes us to follow
Christ.

Baptism in the Holy Spirit is part of our baptism in Christ (‘Water
Baptism’). Like I mentioned before the term ‘Baptizo’ (baptism) was a term
used in dyeing of clothes and thus is not simply about being immersed but
more about getting transformed, putting on the nature of what we are
immersed in. So we may be immersed physically in water but more so we need
to be immersed in Christ and put on the Nature of Christ. This is not a
onetime incident but a long process.

We see in today’s message Peter was led by the Holy Spirit and we may think
all was well with Peter, but we know by the book of Acts Peter many at
times was led by his own nature and did many mistakes, which at times
required Paul to rebuke him in public.

By our personal encounters with the Holy Spirit let us not be deceived to
think all will be well henceforth. Let us not be off guard for as the
Spirit of God works in us, so also our carnal/worldly corrupt nature also
tries to work on us. This battle between the two is an ongoing process and
the day we totally kill / suffocate / starve to death our carnal nature we
do not get counted as overcomers.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God, You are Spirit and your Kingdom is Spirit World.
You desire we be transformed in Spirit so as to inherit in your Kingdom. We
pray your people are not deceived to count themselves as inheritors without
working towards inner transformation. We pray they understand Christianity
is all about being transformed in the Spirit with the help of the Holy
Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:3-7
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he
enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of
water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

Mark 1:8 I baptized you in water; But he shall baptize you in the Holy
Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For in one Spirit were we all baptized into one body,
whether Jews or Greeks, whether bond or free; and were all made to drink of
one Spirit.

2 Corinthians 5:17 Wherefore if any man is in Christ, [he is] a new
creature: the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new.

Ephesians 4:22 that ye put away, as concerning your former manner of life,
the old man, that waxeth corrupt after the lusts of deceit;

Colossians 3:9 lie not one to another; seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his doings,

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Passive and Active hearing

John 9:27 He answered them, I have told you already, and ye did not hear:
wherefore would ye hear [it] again? will ye also be his disciples?

We must have come across people who have detective sense, they observe
every minute detail of what is shown to them, what is told to them and what
is happening around them. Are these people having some special senses? No.
They are trained or train themselves to focus and actively observe, hear,
smell or use their 5 human senses.

We find people who think by hearing preachings or teachings on the Word of
God their faith will increase, are in for a disappointment. Romans 10:17 is
wrongly translated as ‘faith comes by hearing and hearing’. One needs to
get into the Greek grammar to truly understand the scripture.

I mentioned this before. The first verb ‘hearing’ is in passive tense and
the second verb ‘hearing’ is in active tense. If we were to accurately
translate in English the second word would be translated as ‘listening’
instead of hearing.

The reason we do not know about the Kingdom of God more and more is because
we truly do not desire from our hearts. Many a times our words do not match
the depth of our heart’s desires.

We need to become crazy and passionate for the Kingdom of God to truly
understand it and gain it. Jesus said this in a parable of a man who sells
all to gain a piece of land, just to get the treasure he knows is hidden in
that land.

To get all of God, we need to give all of ourselves. To be disciples too
(Christians) we need to empty all of ourselves to put on the Nature of
Christ (Discipleship is about putting on His Nature). We are fools to think
we can be ourselves inside and have a nature of Christ on the top. It is
either Him in us, or us in us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord gave your most loved for us and expect
the same from us. Lord we pray we break all bonds that hold is back from
You. We pray we learn to passionately and madly seek your Kingdom to be
worthy of it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptrures]
Romans 10:17 So then faith [cometh] by hearing, and hearing by the word of
God.

Matthew 13:44 The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the
field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all
that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Matthew 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wouldest be perfect, go, sell
that which thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in
heaven: and come, follow me.

Matthew 6:21 for where thy treasure is, there will thy heart be also.

Proverbs 2:2 So as to incline thine ear unto wisdom, And apply thy heart
to understanding;
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he
that believeth on me, though he die, yet shall he live;

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

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Many Come Few Selected

Mark 3: 7,8 But Jesus withdrew himself with his disciples to the sea: and
a great multitude from Galilee followed him, and from Judaea, And from
Jerusalem, and from Idumaea, and [from] beyond Jordan; and they about Tyre
and Sidon, a great multitude, when they had heard what great things he did,
came unto him.

Grace preaching which is very common today is one of the greatest cause of
destruction of souls. It is not that grace is not true. Without grace it is
impossible to know God and to be in Him, but not understanding how we
receive grace and what that grace is for can cause us to be destroyed.

Bible clearly says grace is received by faith, so if there is faith there
is grace, and if there is no faith there is no grace. That means to remain
in grace we need to keep the faith and to grow in grace we need to grow in
faith.

Being Christian does not matter how we started or what all we did as
Christians, what most matters is at the end are we still Christians.
Running the race is important but if we do not finish the race, can we
claim to qualify?

In today’s scripture many followed Christ but we see in the end only a few
stood with Him. Let us not be like those who followed Him for their own
benefits but deserted Him when time were hard.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord desire a pure heart more than worship.
Lord we pray we do not be deceived with teachings that take us far from You
or fool us to believe ‘all is well’. Lord we pray we understand to be
born-again / transformed from within we need to go through fire of change....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 7:13-14
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide [is] the gate, and broad [is]
the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which leadeth
unto life, and few there be that find it.

Ezekiel 18:30 Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one
according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD. Repent, and turn [yourselves]
from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.

Ezekiel 18:32 For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith
the Lord GOD: wherefore turn [yourselves], and live ye.

2 Corinthians 6:17 Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate,
saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean [thing]; and I will receive you,

Zechariah 13:8-9
8 And it shall come to pass, [that] in all the land, saith the LORD, two
parts therein shall be cut off [and] die; but the third shall be left
therein.
9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will refine them
as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they shall call
on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people: and they
shall say, The LORD [is] my God.

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At Times Silence Speaks a lot

Mark 15:4,5 And Pilate asked him again, saying, Answerest thou nothing?
behold how many things they witness against thee. But Jesus yet answered
nothing; so that Pilate marveled [wondered].

We all know of the phrase ‘silence is golden’. This phrase does not mean
not to answer but to be patience and answer at the right time.

In today’s scripture even after suffering so much and facing death at hand
yet Jesus spoke nothing in His defense but maintained silence. The question
is did Jesus not answer? Yes He did, long before He was even arrested He
was aware of these events and spoke of it, also later after His
resurrection He spoke of His need to be our sacrifice and leave us so that
we receive His Spirit.

We all may have many questions about spiritual live or our natural life,
God has the answer for each and every one, but we see He does not answer as
and when we ask. It will always be that God had already answered us but we
did not realize or will answer us once He sets our basic understanding to
receive it.

Having a Calling of a Teacher, in my initial days in the Lord wherever I
asked a question, the Lord would explain it through visions/dreams like He
did to Daniel or John (of Revelation), but later as I grew in wisdom and
understanding I found I would not get visions every time I asked, not that
I was far from God but realized either I had already known the answer or
God had to build my basics for me to understand the answer.

Our God is living God and He desires we know the Truth but He does not
download everything in our heads like in a pen drive. Truth needs to be
understood and only when understood it sets us free. So the Lord prepares
us to face / understand the truth and as we understand He reveals more of
the truth. The day we (just two amongst us) know the whole truth the whole
of mankind (those who are His) will be saved and we will see the Lord Jesus
Christ come to receive us to His Father’s House.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Omnipresent and time is not a factor for
You. You know all and see all. Even though we are nothing yet You chose us
for You know what You will make of us. We pray Lord, we learn to always ask
of You and also learn to be patience when You keep silent so that we
understand when You reveal...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 13:30 Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of
harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and
bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

Luke 9:51 And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be
received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,

Luke 12:56 [Ye] hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the
earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

John 16:4 But these things have I told you, that when the time shall come,
ye may remember that I told you of them. And these things I said not unto
you at the beginning, because I was with you.

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He created all

Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall
the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?

Before I came in the Lord I was into palmistry, astrology and many
superstitious beliefs even though I would state I was a scientifically
tempered person.

When I say I was into palmistry or astrology it did not mean I simply
followed or believed in them, but I studied them quite deeply. I used to
read books by people known in the respective fields and would even read
hands accurately almost 80-90% (not just future but even their past) and
tell their character or nature based on their birth date. These so called
studies initially seem scientific / logical claiming years and years of
research behind them. It was only because I went deeper that I realized the
powers behind these had nothing to do with their ‘science’ but was
something else i.e. I started hand reading and later did not need to see
the hand yet was quiet accurate, people said I was ‘face reading’, but had
no knowledge of ‘face reading’.

God created all things according to design, and nothing done is random,
without reason or purpose. When we do ‘Bible image study’ (4th level of
Bible Study) like recorded in Daniel, Songs of Solomon or Revelation we
find God’s design in everything. This study is so complex that as we get
into the micro mode, it gets more and more complex. It is easy to study why
man or woman is created in the form they are, like having one head,
shoulders, two hands, two feet, torso, hip etc... It is even somewhat easy
to study the various organs and their placement in our body. Matters get
more complex as we get into the DNA, various cell structures and the
functioning between them. Then comes the most complex as to why there is so
many variations between us even though biologically we are so alike;
variations like height, skin color, voice, built etc...

Today’s message is misunderstood as to in what authority can man question
God as to why He created things differently. In fact in the Bible God
always instructs us to question Him and He will surely answer, what is
important is the purpose of questioning. If we question with a desire to
learn then God surely reveals through His Spirit, but if we question with
another agenda then we will surely be rebuked for it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You alone are God and You created all things. In your wisdom You Lord
created each and every thing according to purpose and design. The things
that are visible are created according to those invisible and things
invisible according to your Heavenly purpose. Lord we pray You open the
minds of more and more of your people that they may understand the hidden
things of your Kingdom, so that your plans are known to them...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 19:15-20
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame
them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked
and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus;
and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together,
and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and
found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Romans 9:20-24
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing
formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one
vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to
destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of
mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the
Gentiles?

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him,
and for him:

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

Genesis 1:11-12, 21,24-26
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
[and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in
itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his
kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his
kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:
and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after
their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:
and God saw that [it was] good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.

1 Corinthians 1:4-5
4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is
given you by Jesus Christ;
5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in]
all knowledge;

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Back to square one

John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him,
We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately;
and that night they caught nothing.

During the era of Jesus as man there were many who claimed to be godmen,
supernatural leaders, offered something special spiritually to people (like
salvation). Some amongst them became very famous like John the Baptist and
Theudas (who is mentioned in Acts), they had many, many followers. So Jesus
as a Messiah initially was not a great fear for the Roman Empire for they
knew of many doing the same, but one thing common amongst all of them was
after the person died their followers all returned to their usual lifestyle
like we see written in today’s scripture. For the Romans ignoring them was
the best solution.

Jesus as Messiah did become a concern to the Romans because of His fame for
doing great miracles but that did not stop them from allowing their own
army officers to follow Him. Jesus truly became a threat to the Roman
Empire only after His resurrection, after His Disciples were baptized in
the Holy Spirit and they too started doing things which Jesus as man did.

Let us understand that God is truly given glory when Christ shines through
us. If God wanted He would have done miracles without us but He desires us
to be vessels through which He can perform miracles so that the Name of
Jesus Christ is lifted up and the world can see Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your ways are unlike our ways, your ways are
perfect for You are perfect. Lord we pray we understand the reason we need
to stand in your Name and represent You in this world. We pray they all see
the light which is You in us and may come to know You and be saved...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be
somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves:
who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought
to nought.

Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him
a centurion, beseeching him,

Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that
he so cried out, and gave up the spirit, he said, Truly this man was the
Son of God.

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one
that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was
warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to
hear words of thee.

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Foolish Generation

Luke 7: 31,32 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of
this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children
sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have
piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have
not wept.

When we look at the English translation of the scripture we do not get the
full depth of today’s scripture.

The word translated as ‘children’ is the Greek word ‘paidion’ which is a
term used for servant children. They were not simply child labor but they
were children with medical defect (like special abilities, spastic) and
discarded by families (considered another breed/gender), they were used for
simple odd jobs like sitting at the door entrances to wash people’s
hands/feet. The root of the word means ‘to strike’ or ‘to smite’ thus were
looked as struck / cursed by God.

Today’s scripture talks of these children sitting in a market place to be
sold to any prospective buyer and in this hopeless atmosphere they comfort
each other by entertaining each other and comforting each other foolishly.
The depth of this foolishness is seen by the words used. The word
translated as ‘mourned’ speaks of the theatrical performance put by paid
mourners at funerals so as to encourage the family to mourn for the
deceased (also used during Lazarus’s funeral service which lasted 4 days).

Ironically in Matthew 18:3 where Jesus spoke of unless we become like
little children we cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven, He used the
term ‘paidion’. That meant unless we do not become hopeless we will not
receive hope, but let us not do foolishness by looking unto each other for
comfort but only look unto God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made the Heavens and Earth. All that
exist is by You, for You and thus only in You is hope. Lord we pray we
understand without You we are nothing and there is no hope without You,
only in You can we find refuge and honor...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children [paidion], ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.

Matthew 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children [paidion],
that he should put [his] hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked
them.

Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said unto
them, Suffer the little children [paidion] to come unto me, and forbid them
not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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Which Doctrines do we teach?

John 7:16 Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine {teaching}
is not mine, but his that sent me.

The word ‘doctrine’ has become a curse word and equated with the word
‘heretic’. People who use these terms as curse words themselves lack
knowledge and understanding of scriptures.

The Greek word ‘didache’ translated as doctrine comes from the word
‘didasko’ which means ‘to teach’. So doctrine simply means teaching. The
term ‘heretic’ Greek word ‘hairetikos’ used in Titus 3:10 has the root
meaning ‘one who teaches doctrine that is different/according to one’s
personal choice and not according to the masses/majority’.

If we look at today’s scripture we see the Jewish religious leaders were
questioning Jesus as if He was a heretic for His teaching was not according
to their teaching. Jesus was not completely offline to their teachings but
was beyond their teachings and thus they were amazed at his knowledge.
Jesus had qualified to preach (as a Rabbi) at Synagogues by His 40days
fasting in the desert [School of Moses] and did not follow the normal
process of being trained under another Rabbi like Paul Saul did [School of
Samuel].

People think they wondered because Jesus was uneducated yet knew a lot.

Firstly Jesus was not uneducated, like say Mohammed was who learned by
attending small group preaching’s during his travel as a nomadic child. All
Jews had to be educated for it was part of their tradition to learn
scriptures especially after the age of eight, therefore in the Gospels we
do not find any communication like unto an uneducated audience.

Today in Churches we see most preach ‘Abundant Grace’ (grace does it all -
denial of the works of the Holy Spirit), ‘Once Saved Always Saved’,
‘Prosperity Gospel’ etc. so if anyone who truly preaches the truth will
surely be called an heretic for his or her teaching is not according to the
masses/majority.

Let us not follow teachings by majority but by what scripture says. If
someone teaches something different let us not pounce on that person and
brand him/her as a heretic but let us investigate and see if that teaching
fulfils scriptures.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are wonderful God. Your Kingdom is not
like this worldly kingdom and your Wisdom and understanding is unlike that
of this world. Lord we pray we learn not to compromise the Truth just to be
accepted by this world. Let us be bold like You did as man Jesus to speak
that which is true, for it is the truth that will set us free and bring us
to transformation and restoration...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 7:14,15,17
14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and
taught.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having
never learned?
17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching,
whether it is of God, or [whether] I speak from myself.

Titus 3:8-11
8 [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm
constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to
maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and
strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned
of himself.

Philippians 2:1-5
1 If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind;
3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness
of mind each counting other better than himself;
4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the
things of others.
5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

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Book of Prophecy, so that we may believe

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe.

Worldly people who are in state of ignorance have the tendency to stay all
religions are the same, all religions say the same things and worship the
same God. These are the people who have never opened any book of another
religion nor cared to understand the religion they follow.

If we understand the terms used by various religions we get better insight
of what they follow.

In Hinduism they use the term Bhagwan which in Sanskrit means man-god thus
does not refer to God but to manmade gods or humans worshipped as gods.

In Islam they use the term allah and people think it refers to God. The
Arabic word for God is illah and allah means ‘the god’ and refers to one of
the 360 deities who Mohammed declared as god after destroying all the
other. This allah has its original name ‘Hubal’ and is said to have 3
daughters whose names are written in the Quran. ‘Satanic verses’ book for
which Salman Rushdie received death threats refers to the verse that exist
in the Quran where Mohammed claimed to be tempted to declare the names of
the 3 daughters of Allah.

When we use the term ‘holy book’ of any religion it needs to talk of God /
gods, how they created mankind and the purpose of creation/mankind. If we
go by this thumb rule books like Bhagwat Geeta or Ramayana do not qualify
as ‘holy book’ of the Hindus, it is the Vedas (specifically the Rig-Veda)
that is considered as their ‘holy book’. With Islam since it takes many
things from the Torah and the Bible as whole, thus it does qualify as their
‘holy book’.

How to test a ‘holy book’ is really a Holy Book is given in today’s
scripture.

Man can give lots of inspirational messages and feel good messages but if
they are indeed God inspired is when it has things which is beyond man’s
ability to know. Two things that stand the test, is how this world was
created, how man and other creators were created, it should give accurate
details. Secondly it should have prophecies (details of events to occur in
the future).

Blind faith is foolishness and does not stay for long. God never says to
blindly follow Him, He tells us to test (taste) and see His indeed is God
and He is good. We as Christians can truly say we are the only belief that
is true because our Holy Book is indeed from God and it passes any test
with flying colors.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. You are True and so also
is your Word True. It is your Word that leads us to know You and to know
your plans for us. We pray Lord we understand the value of your Word and
its richness. We pray You put a fire in our bones to seek your Word and be
enriched in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
pass away.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received
[it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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It is all about Restoration

Acts 3:21 whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of
all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have
been from of old.

When we understanding the whole Bible and the purpose of creation not just
our creation but even the Heavenly creation that is the Angels and
Cherubim, we see the whole story is about restoration.

Those who understand the story of Heavenly restoration will also understand
the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit. These are the people
who know when they go to Heaven will not see the man Jesus Christ sitting
on a throne with Angels around. They know who the Lord is, who they are in
the Lord and what to expect in Heaven.

It is true what the Lord said through Isaiah that no eyes have seen, no
ears have heard nor any mind conceived that things that God has prepared
for this creation. When we even partially know of the things of Heaven and
look at what we suffer in this world or for the cause of God’s Kingdom then
we see it is nothing.

Let us be joyful and see it as a privilege to suffer for the Kingdom of God
for our reward is greater in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are full of Wisdom and in your wisdom
You created all things for a purpose. The purpose is beyond the imagination
of man. You Lord reveal things slowly and in your time to mankind so that
You heal their hearts and let them not perish. We thank You Lord especially
for You found mere man worthy for your plans in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they
be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what]
he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

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Sealing the dead

John 11:41 Then they took away the stone [from the place] where the dead
was laid. And Jesus lifted up [his] eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee
that thou hast heard me.

When we were ignorant of the dead we all may recollect closing doors and
locking doors so that ghosts (dead people spirits) do not enter one’s room
or house. Today as we know more of the spirit world we may laugh at all
that we did. But this kind of ignorance is yet found in many religions for
instance in Islam Mohammed believed evil spirits / human spirits could not
enter a room if the door was closed! He also had some real weird notions
like people get cool because an evil spirit resides in the nostrils.

Death and spirit world has always been a mystery to mankind. Like we see in
today’s message people including Jews who had no understanding of
scriptures used to seal tombs with large stones not because people would
rob the body but because they feared the dead would rise and their spirit
escape. It is only in the Bible that we get the proper understanding of
life, death and spirit world.

We many a time use the term ‘Holy ghost’ for the ‘Holy Spirit’ without
realizing ‘ghost’ is a term used for a dead human’s spirit.

After His resurrection even though Jesus was manifested in the flesh and
could be touched yet we see He could pass through walls and appear in
different places in an instant. We see others too (both in OT and NT) did
this feat even without dying.

A few days back I was in discussion with a sister on FB who being a
born-again Christian yet believed all living things are ultimately made of
energy. I do not blame her, for I too loving science (particle physics in
particular) thought the same until I realized our knowledge is very limited..

Voyager spacecraft took a photo of earth from the rings of Saturn and earth
looked like a spec of dot. Imagine 7.9 billion human beings dwelling on a
dot and the dreams they carry dwelling on a dot! Our natural life is like
seeing things from ground level while Spirit world is like seeing things
from space. The day I really understood the term ‘spirit’, changed my
understanding of scriptures and many scriptures became anew to me.

Let us not be ignorant of things especially when we hold a book which
discloses everything about life every clearly to us. Let us duly study and
understand scriptures through the help of the Holy Spirit so that we walk
in light and not in darkness.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your world is unlike our natural world. You are
Omnipresent thus dwell everywhere yet this world You created is for a
moment and once its purpose is done it will cease to exist. Lord we pray we
concentrate on understand the Spirit world where we will spend eternity if
saved in You or the rest of our long spirit lives suffering if rejected...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Peter 3:5-8
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the
water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept
in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of
ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him,
and for him:

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Book of Prophecy, so that we may believe

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe.

Worldly people who are in state of ignorance have the tendency to stay all
religions are the same, all religions say the same things and worship the
same God. These are the people who have never opened any book of another
religion nor cared to understand the religion they follow.

If we understand the terms used by various religions we get better insight
of what they follow.

In Hinduism they use the term Bhagwan which in Sanskrit means man-god thus
does not refer to God but to manmade gods or humans worshipped as gods.

In Islam they use the term allah and people think it refers to God. The
Arabic word for God is illah and allah means ‘the god’ and refers to one of
the 360 deities who Mohammed declared as god after destroying all the
other. This allah has its original name ‘Hubal’ and is said to have 3
daughters whose names are written in the Quran. ‘Satanic verses’ book for
which Salman Rushdie received death threats refers to the verse that exist
in the Quran where Mohammed claimed to be tempted to declare the names of
the 3 daughters of Allah.

When we use the term ‘holy book’ of any religion it needs to talk of God /
gods, how they created mankind and the purpose of creation/mankind. If we
go by this thumb rule books like Bhagwat Geeta or Ramayana do not qualify
as ‘holy book’ of the Hindus, it is the Vedas (specifically the Rig-Veda)
that is considered as their ‘holy book’. With Islam since it takes many
things from the Torah and the Bible as whole, thus it does qualify as their
‘holy book’.

How to test a ‘holy book’ is really a Holy Book is given in today’s
scripture.

Man can give lots of inspirational messages and feel good messages but if
they are indeed God inspired is when it has things which is beyond man’s
ability to know. Two things that stand the test, is how this world was
created, how man and other creators were created, it should give accurate
details. Secondly it should have prophecies (details of events to occur in
the future).

Blind faith is foolishness and does not stay for long. God never says to
blindly follow Him, He tells us to test (taste) and see His indeed is God
and He is good. We as Christians can truly say we are the only belief that
is true because our Holy Book is indeed from God and it passes any test
with flying colors.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. You are True and so also
is your Word True. It is your Word that leads us to know You and to know
your plans for us. We pray Lord we understand the value of your Word and
its richness. We pray You put a fire in our bones to seek your Word and be
enriched in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
pass away.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received
[it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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