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Christ’ Word Father’s Word

John 14:24,25 He that loveth me not keepeth not my sayings: and the word
which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s which sent me. These things
have I spoken unto you, being [yet] present with you.

Some day’s back there was a debate between the topic Oneness and Trinity.
The Oneness group believes Jesus is also the Holy Spirit and the Father,
while the Trinity group believes in 3 distinct deities but being one (in
nature). The Oneness group could not answer many of the scriptures like
Elohim was plural not singular nor scriptures where the Lord spoke to the
Lord. They tried lots of twisting and manipulations but failed miserably.
On the other hand the Trinity group did well is most places but then failed
at one place where at the end it speaks of one God and one Throne and not
thrones. Trinity group could not also answer the hierarchy between the
Father and the Son if they were one. At the end what could be concluded was
there was oneness but the oneness was not in the man Jesus but something
more than just common nature and was after Judgment Day.

Understanding the relationship between the God the Father and God the Son,
God the Son, His Spirit and the man Jesus is not easy. One cannot take one
scripture or two scriptures and conclude their relationship. When Jesus had
to explain who He was it is written He explained scriptures from across the
OT. That means one needs to understand the whole Bible to understand the
relationship between them. When knowledgeable people ask me on this topic I
normally put it aside for half information would either confuse them or
make them think I am a heretic. I need to literally undo their
understanding to give them the right understanding.

The Catholic Church did try many manipulations to push their understanding
and one of them was by adding the scriptures 1 John 5:7-8 (added in
500-1000AD and missing in older manuscripts) which speaks of 3 distinct
individuals in Heaven while other scriptures speak of only one.

In today’s message Jesus says His sayings are not His sayings but sayings
of the Father. So someone who keeps His sayings keeps the sayings of the
Father. Here He distinguishes Himself from the Father but in John 10:30
says He and the Father are one. Jesus also says in John 17:12 says He kept
the people in the name, the name of the Father given to Him (many
translations have mistranslated as not the name given to Him but the people
given to Him). We also see the title of ‘Everlasting Father’ and ‘Mighty
God’ is given to Jesus Christ in Isaiah 9:6. Scriptures state it is the
Lord Jesus Christ who created all things and it is for Him that all things
are created for Jesus claimed Isaiah 42:5-7 as written about Him in Luke
4:17-21 and Paul in Ephesians 3:9 reaffirms it.

It is high time we let not this mystery being a mystery but understand it,
for Jesus said the ability is given to God’s people to understand mysteries
of His Kingdom but not to those who are not His.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God and there is none like You, yet your Word speaks of
the Father, Son and Spirit. Lord we pray You give wisdom to your people to
understand the oneness and yet the distinct individuality between the
Father and Son, between the Son, His Spirit and man Jesus. We pray your
people who are children of light not walk in darkness...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 13:16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than
his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

Luke 18:31 Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them, Behold,
we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets
concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.

John 10:30 I and [my] Father are one.

John 17:12 [ASV] 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.

John 17: 12 [KJV] While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy
name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but
the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

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.

Isaiah 42:5-7
5 Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them
out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he
that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk
therein:
6 I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand,
and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light
of the Gentiles;
7 To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison,
[and] them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.

Luke 4:17-22
17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And
when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,
18 The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon me, because he hath anointed me to
preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted,
to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the
blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
20 And he closed the book, and he gave [it] again to the minister, and sat
down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on
him.
21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in
your ears.
22 And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which
proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son?

Ephesians 3:9 And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the
mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who
created all things by Jesus Christ:

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you
to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given..

1 Corinthians 4:1 Let a man so account of us, as of the ministers of
Christ, and stewards of the mysteries of God.

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Symbolism of bones

John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be
fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

In my initial days of Bible study before I could understand Bible symbolism
I always wondered if Jesus was bruised for us to that extend that his bones
were visible and He was not recognizable even as a human being then why
were His bones protected? I understood it was to do with the Paschal Lamb
where the Lord commanded its bones would not be broken, but then the
question was, why the bones when its live was not?

There are many scriptures which are bones related, like Eve was made from
the bone of Adam, Jeremiah said there was a fire in his bones thus he was
unstoppable, God told Ezekiel in a vision to prophecy over the bones of
dead Israel and they came to life.

If we study the anatomy of man we find man or even other animals get their
shape from their skeleton or bone structure. Beings without bones or its
substitute frame, are shapeless. In the natural the bone give shape to our
being the same way as our character or nature gives shape to our spiritual
being. We are called a beautiful spiritually only when our nature is
beautiful, we are strong spiritually only if our nature is strong, it is
not our knowledge that makes us strong spiritually but our nature does.

The nature of Jesus was the manifestation of the nature of God and thus was
impeccable, it is what God is identified with, thus is the Name of the
Lord. When the Lord was asked His Name by Moses, He said He is who He is [I
AM THAT I AM] so pointed to His nature and His existence. God alone is
eternal / unchanging for He is perfect in nature, His glory increases time
to time but His nature remains the same. Lifting His Name up means to lift
His nature, declaring who He is.

Bible says life is in the blood and blood cells are created by our bone
marrow which symbolizes our spirit for our natural life comes from our
spirit. The Word of God is symbolized as a double edged sword that works in
the joints of the bone effecting the bone and the marrow. So the Word of
God does not only change our nature but also changes us in spirit.

The Lord is telling us today when we pray for each other let us not forget
to pray for the bones of that person, not more his or her natural bones but
his or her character / nature.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and nothing is hidden from You. You Lord knew us before we
were even conceived in the womb of our mothers and You know what we will
become at the end thus You have written our names in the Book of Life. Even
though each one of us is unique in nature let together as one body we
radiate You. Lord we pray we understand our weakness and strength so that
we work towards stronger bones...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Numbers 9:12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any
bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep
it.

Genesis 2:23 And Adam said, This [is] now bone of my bones, and flesh of
my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.

Jeremiah 20:9 Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any
more in his name. But [his word] was in mine heart as a burning fire shut
up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not [stay].

Ezekiel 37:4-6
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O
ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
5 Thus saith the Lord GOD unto these bones; Behold, I will cause breath to
enter into you, and ye shall live:
6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and
cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall
know that I [am] the LORD.

Exodus 3:13-14
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, [when] I come unto the children of
Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto
you; and they shall say to me, What [is] his name? what shall I say unto
them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou
say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

Malachi 3:6 For I, Jehovah, change not; therefore ye, O sons of Jacob, are
not consumed.

Job 21:24 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with
marrow.

Proverbs 3:8 It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God [is] quick, and powerful, and sharper
than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and
spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and [is] a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.

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Appearing of His Kindness and Love

Titus 3: 4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward
man appeared,

Today’s message talks of us receiving the kindness and love of God our
Saviour. If we read the verse before today’s message it says we were
foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers(e) lusts and pleasures,
living in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another.

The describing and its order is very important to understand why we are
once children of wrath until the appearance of the Lord’s kindness and
love. I will expound on the words.

Foolish - lacking knowledge, wisdom and understanding / intelligence
Disobedient - not pursuable / not willing to listen
Deceived - led astray
Serving divers(e) lusts and pleasures - bondmen to various desires and
pleasures
Living in malice - living a wickedness that is not ashamed to break laws
and in corruption
Hateful, hating one another - detestable, detesting one another

The word kindness can be correctly understood as moral goodness.
Love as said last time actually means charity - goodness given selflessly
to edify another.

Today’s message talks of us receiving from Christ moral goodness, goodness
given selflessly to edify us. This we receive through the renewal of His
Holy Spirit, who was given to us abundantly (meaning we gradually keep
receiving Him, more and more) so that we are born anew in spirit so as to
become heirs of eternal life.

Being born-again or born anew is spirit does not mean being a better person
but literately means being another person. It is due to this Jesus said
unless we do not die (to ourselves) we cannot have life (eternal life).

Today’s message gives us a clue as to measure ourselves as see if we are
truly born-again or born anew and for this we need to negate the negative
values we had before. That means we need to check the following:-

Are we filled with knowledge, wisdom and understanding / intelligence?
Are we obedient - pursuable / willing to listen?
Do we know where we are headed - not led astray?
Are we people who have control over various desires and pleasures and not
bondmen to them? Can we say no to worldly desire and pleasures?
Do we have the fear of God so as to not break God’s Commandments and live
in corruption?
Do we love one another, not just in words but by selflessly serving one
another so as to edify?

If we can answer all these questions with a 100% Yes then we are fully
born-again. Most of the areas we would be lacking to say a 100% Yes but
even if we are growing in them it is good, but we should be watchful and
put all the efforts to let the Holy Spirit work in us and treat those areas
where we are low.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty, Merciful and Loving God. You Lord loved us even when
we disobeyed You. You moved us out of your presence so that we do not
perish, but we get a chance to renew ourselves and be again restored to You
so as to inherit eternal life drinking of the River of Life / eating of the
Tree of Life that is in Heaven...
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Devil taking over

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

In the Bible we see in almost every case if a name is given, some reference
of that person exist somewhere. Judas is referred as son of Simon. If we
look into NT scriptures there are at least 3 Simons mentioned (excluding
Jesus disciples which had 2 Simons - Simon Peter and Simon the Canaanite),
they were Simon the Pharisee, Simon the leper and Simon the tanner. The
word Iscariot has an Aramaic origin and means ‘man of the city’.

We read Simon the Leper was from Bethany and after the incident in his
house we find Judas goes to meet the High Priest there to make the deal of
betraying Jesus for money, showing he was familiar with the High Priest
there. Lazarus and his sisters Mary and Anne were also from Bethany. It was
Mary the sister of Lazarus who washed the feet of Jesus with a pound of
spikenard (a very expensive ointment) at Simon the Leper’s house, after
Jesus bought Lazarus back to life, indicating Lazarus’s family was well to
do. Surely Jesus visiting and staying with Simon the leper would not have
left Simon unhealed of his leprosy. If Judas was his son then it would show
the true hardness of the heart of Judas.

Initially Judas was truly a disciple of Jesus, he believed in Him and
followed Him everywhere. When Jesus sent the seventy out without water,
food or money and they returned with great testimonies of healing and
deliverances, Judas was amongst them.

Although Judas was a good disciple, he became the betrayer because of his
greed for riches. Judas’ greed was so much that he would rob Jesus and
disciple for he took from the money bag which had money given by people to
support Jesus’ ministry. Jesus was aware of his problem yet Jesus allowed
him to be the finance manager, taking charge of the money bag. One would
think why did Jesus not correct him and deprive him of access to the money
bag.

We need to understand it was already prophesied about his betrayal so
whatever Jesus would have done would not have changed him. Jesus goes to
the extent of telling him to quickly do what he planned when Satan took
full control of Judas. When Judas was a good disciple of Jesus, Satan
tempted him and kept his greed for riches burning very now and then. Satan
started working on Judas long back and gradually increased his control on
Judas.

We need to get it into us, even after we accept Jesus Christ we are not
free from the works of Satan. He works more amongst ‘Christians’ than those
outside. His main aim is to deprive God’s people from inheriting the
Kingdom of God. His greatest weapon is to get us to enjoy life. Satan wants
us to enjoy this world and loose our inheritance in Heaven, while God tells
us to live a sober life here and suffer if need be but be focused on our
inheritance and eternal life.

Grapes are a good example therefore Jesus says I am the grape vine. Grapes
grow best in places of less water and hot climate. The vine is hung and
does not stand on its own strength, it is very now and then stretched and
tied from all sides so that it spreads and bears abundant sweet grapes.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and your Word says those who
overcome the flesh and are led in the spirit are the ones who will become
Sons of God and enter the Kingdom of God. Lord we pray we learn to control
and overcome the pleasures of this world and seek the pleasures of your
Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed
him.

Acts 10:32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname
is Peter; he is lodged in the house of [one] Simon a tanner by the sea
side: who, when he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

John 12:
1 Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus
was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.
2 There they made him a supper; and Martha served: but Lazarus was one of
them that sat at the table with him.
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and
anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house
was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], which
should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the
poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a
thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.
7 Then said Jesus, Let her alone: against the day of my burying hath she
kept this.
8 For the poor always ye have with you; but me ye have not always.
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came
not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had
raised from the dead.

John 13:27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto
him, That thou doest, do quickly.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-10
6 Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be
sober.
7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are
drunken in the night.
8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of
faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.

Dated 25 Sept 2018
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Loving one another

John 15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have
loved you.

One of the most important aspects that identify a Christian from the rest
of the worldly people is Fruits of the Spirit. Bible says people of the
world are like grass (species) they flower, may look beautiful for a period
but at the end they perish (cut and burnt). But God’s people are like trees
that bear fruit and none of them are harmed. But then there is another flip
side to it and that is the fruit bearing plants are pruned, like vine
plants they are hung, stretched and tied at its ends so that they bear more
fruits.

Today’s message talks of one of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and that is
love. Mankind seeks love and claims to love one another but before Christ
what they did as love was something else. One cannot love another without
knowing the truth and that is why the love of Christ is like a lighthouse
for us.

Love is the most misunderstood word and things like infatuation,
attraction, obsession, lust, desire etc. are also described as love. The
Greek word Agape in some translations is written as ‘charity’ which is a
more appropriate word. Preachers mistranslate it as ‘God kind love’ and
Agapo which is a conjugation of the word Agape as ‘man kind of love’.

Love is amongst the 9 Fruits mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 while truth is
amongst the 3 mentioned in Ephesians. The 3 mentioned in Ephesians 5:9
Truth, Righteousness and Holiness are those Fruits of the Spirit which we
receive as gifts from the Holy Spirit, Son and Father.

Without truth love cannot be understood. It is only because truth (and
grace) came through Christ that we could understand true love and see the
love of God for us.

In today’s message Jesus tells His disciples to love one another as He
loves us. We as Christians are called to love another Christian as Christ
loves us; that means we should be ready to die for each other. As far as
people of the world, we are called to be kind to them showing the mercy of
God.

Christians who state they love their wives, husbands, children, parents
etc. ‘more than anyone in the world’ need to think if they are fulfilling
this Commandment. This Commandment fulfills all Commandments since we
cannot identify another Christian without Christ / Lord, so it Commandment
fulfills the first Commandment ‘love the Lord thy God with all thy heart,
strength and understanding’, it also fulfils all other Commandments
likewise.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy God. In the Heavens they call out unto You ‘Holy, Holy,
Holy’. Because man is a corrupt being, he does not understand Holiness. It
is only because we receive truth through your Spirit that we could see and
acknowledge your love for us and that is why we call unto Love, Love, Love.
Lord we pray we grow in the Truth so that we have greater understanding of
the Fruit of Love...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 1:10-11
10 But the man of wealth, that he is made low; because like the flower of
the grass he will come to his end.
11 For when the sun comes up with its burning heat, the grass gets dry and
the grace of its form is gone with the falling flower; so the man of wealth
comes to nothing in his ways.

1 Peter 1:24 For it is said, All flesh is like grass, and all its glory
like the flower of the grass. The grass becomes dry and the flower dead:

John 3: 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting
life.

Matthew 22:36-40
36 Master, which is the chief rule in the law?
37 And he said to him, Have love for the Lord your God with all your
heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
38 This is the first and greatest rule.
39 And a second like it is this, Have love for your neighbour as for
yourself.
40 On these two rules all the law and the prophets are based.

John 13:34-35
34 I give you a new law: Have love one for another; even as I have had
love for you, so are you to have love one for another.
35 By this it will be clear to all men that you are my disciples, if you
have love one for another.

John 15:17-21

1 John 4:7 My loved ones, let us have love for one another: because love
is of God, and everyone who has love is a child of God and has knowledge of
God.

1 John 4:16 And we have seen and had faith in the love which God has for
us. God is love, and everyone who has love is in God, and God is in him.

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Abusing Church facilities

Romans 16: 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you.
Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

Paul wrote the letter of Romans from Corinth. In today’s message Paul
mentions Gaius a Corinthian whom he baptized. Gaius as believed by Bible
commentators was an officer of Synagogue which had guest room/s adjacent to
it. If we read in the letter to Corinthians where Paul rebuked the
Christians there of eating, drinking and sleeping in the synagogue /
Church, he did not mean literal the meeting hall but of this adjacent guest
room/s.

We find similar problems today in our Churches where the facilities and
resources of the Churches are misused or abused by the congregation for
personal / private use. We also have on the other hand those who are in
charge of Church assets look only at things in commercial aspect. I am very
dishearten when I approach Churches to baptize people in their baptism pit
and they give me cost like taking a room in a 4 star / 5 star hotel. Looks
like they really do not have an idea of the value of someone wanting to be
baptized in Christ. Sad Church leaders play the numbers game like dirty
politicians do.

Let us understand the purpose of the Church and respect it. Let the
congregation not abuse it nor those in charge of it also do so. Let the
fear of God rein in their hearts.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy and Righteous God. You Lord paid the price for our sins
and your salvation is free unto man. Lord we pray those who are put in
charge of the resources know the purpose of the Church and do not look at
everything in a worldly commercial way. We also pray your people respect
the resources of the Church and misuse it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus
and Gaius;

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or
despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I
say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not.

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Abusing Church facilities

Romans 16: 23 Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you.
Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

Paul wrote the letter of Romans from Corinth. In today’s message Paul
mentions Gaius a Corinthian whom he baptized. Gaius as believed by Bible
commentators was an officer of Synagogue which had guest room/s adjacent to
it. If we read in the letter to Corinthians where Paul rebuked the
Christians there of eating, drinking and sleeping in the synagogue /
Church, he did not mean literal the meeting hall but of this adjacent guest
room/s.

We find similar problems today in our Churches where the facilities and
resources of the Churches are misused or abused by the congregation for
personal / private use. We also have on the other hand those who are in
charge of Church assets look only at things in commercial aspect. I am very
dishearten when I approach Churches to baptize people in their baptism pit
and they give me cost like taking a room in a 4 star / 5 star hotel. Looks
like they really do not have an idea of the value of someone wanting to be
baptized in Christ. Sad Church leaders play the numbers game like dirty
politicians do.

Let us understand the purpose of the Church and respect it. Let the
congregation not abuse it nor those in charge of it also do so. Let the
fear of God rein in their hearts.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy and Righteous God. You Lord paid the price for our sins
and your salvation is free unto man. Lord we pray those who are put in
charge of the resources know the purpose of the Church and do not look at
everything in a worldly commercial way. We also pray your people respect
the resources of the Church and misuse it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 1:14 I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus
and Gaius;

1 Corinthians 11:22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or
despise ye the church of God, and shame them that have not? What shall I
say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise [you] not.

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Father whom He glorifies

Hebrew 5: 5 So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high
priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten
thee.

When a person falls in love with another person whom he or she does not
know it is not called love but called infatuation. Teens call it crush or
craze but a physiologist will term it obsession. To love a person one needs
to have some level of knowledge or acquaintance to that person. Love grows
as and when the persons come to know each other more. This is the same
concerning our relationship with God. To love Him, glorify Him, worship Him
we need to know Him. Without knowing God we lie when we say we love Him or
worship Him or glorify Him.

In our recent message we saw Jesus as man glorified the Holy Spirit.
Today’s message talks of Jesus as man becoming a High Priest for us.. If we
read verse 7 it clearly speaks of ‘the days of His flesh’.

God the Son humbled Himself in the beginning of creation and became Jesus
the Son of Man about 2000 years back to become an example for us. Verse 8
and 9 says He as man by His obedience was made His perfect so became the
author of eternal salvation. It also specifies eternal salvation only to
those who obey Him.

We know it was the Holy Spirit whom Jesus abided by and it was by the
working of the Holy Spirit during His days in the flesh who kept Him
without blemish and thus became the power that resurrected Him from Hell
(go Him to be set free from ‘the prison’ and thus rise to the upper
realms).

The Greek word ‘semeron’ translated as ‘today’ in Hebrew 5:5 is a compound
of two words ‘this’, ‘that’ or ‘which’ and the word ‘day’. Here we see it
does not talk of present day but of the day it happened so should actually
be ‘that day’, this same mistake in translation is made in Luke 23:43 and
instead of ‘that day’ it is translated as ‘this day’ or ‘today’ since Jesus
and the thief were speaking of the day He comes in glory (Jesus did not
ascend to Heaven that day but on the third day; that day He descended to
Hell).

Jesus said no being has seen the God the Father in Heaven other than the
Son. He also said if we know the Lord Jesus Christ who came from the Father
we will know the Father.

We as Christians should understand the difference between the man Jesus and
God the Son whom humbled and became the man Jesus. The former is our
Brother and the latter is our God and Creator.

We need to understand we Christians do not glorify or worship the man Jesus
but worship and glorify the Lord (God the Son) who became man. We lift up
and glorify the Name (not earthly name) of Jesus which He received from the
Father. When we say we glorify the Father it means both God the Father in
Heaven whom we know only through the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit
whom we receive through the Lord Jesus Christ.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Father and Creator. Bible says all things were created through
the Son for the Son. Holy Spirit, You Who are the author of the Word lift
the Name of the Son so that He as visible man may be the light or us to
follow and come to the knowledge of Him and thus come to the knowledge of
You and God the Father in Heaven. We pray lift the Name of Jesus and
through His Name know You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Hebrews 5:7-10
7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and
supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save
him from death, and was heard in that he feared;
8 Though he were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he
suffered;
9 And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto
all them that obey him;
10 Called of God an high priest after the order of Melchisedec.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your
good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Luke 23:43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt
thou be with me in paradise.

John 20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended
to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my
Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

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.

Revelation 22:8-13

Matthew 4:9-10
9 and he said unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.
10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

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Celebration of Feasts

Acts 20:16 For Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus, because he would
not spend the time in Asia: for he hasted, if it were possible for him, to
be at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

In the OT we read of many feasts of which the Lord commands.

As per the Jews they have 7 feasts (this they relate to the seven sticks of
the candle-stand)
1. Shabbat -The Sabbath.
2. Rosh Chodesh - The New Month.
3. Rosh Hashanah - The Jewish New Year.
4. Tzom Gedalia - Fast of Gedalia.
5. Yom Kippur - Day of Atonement.
6. Sukkot - Feast of Booths (or Tabernacles)
7. Hanukkah - Festival of Lights.

Biblically for a Christian there are only 4 feasts because some of them
merged not only by tradition but also by purpose. All these are connected
to the Lord Jesus Christ, thus are eternal feasts.
1. The feast of PASSOVER (Leviticus 23:5)/ feast of UNLEAVENED BREAD
(Leviticus 23:6)
2. The feast of HARVEST / FIRST FRUITS / PENTECOST (Leviticus 23:11-17)
3. The feast of TRUMPETS (Leviticus 23:24)
4. The feast of ATONEMENT (Leviticus 23:27) / feast of TABERNACLES
(Leviticus 23:34)

Passover (5 days) merged with Unleavened Bread (week); the week of
Unleavened Bread was after the Passover but was celebrated together ever
since Babylon and Jesus Himself approved of it because He celebrated it
(Last Supper) before the Passover (His Crucifixion). In OT the sacrifice
was only after forgiveness but Christ by faith made the sacrifice before
thus by faith we are already reconciled.

The Feast of Harvest / Pentecost is when the Church received the Holy
Spirit.

The Feast of Trumpets is to do with coming again of Christ (Judgment Day).

The Feast of Atonement / Tabernacle / Booths is connected to the birth and
dedication of Christ.

In the book of Acts we find mention of only 2 i.e. Pentecost and Passover.
The other two seem to be not mentioned or not celebrated. We need to
understand feast were commanded to the ‘Children of Israel’ not meaning the
children of Jacob who was called Israel, but symbolizes those who are
little in spirit / not spiritually mature. Feast are a ‘statutes’ means
they are means and opportunities to teach and educate a person in ways of
the Lord.

The Apostles were openly against the Jewish celebration of feasts like
Sabbath, Rosh Chodesh, Rosh Hashanah (1st day of the seventh month -
believed by Jews to be the day the Lord completed creation since they think
the term day as month), Tzom Gedalia and Hanukkah for either they are not
Biblical or were misunderstood by them.

A couple of days back the Catholics celebrated the birth of Mary and link
this date to a mention in Apocrypha (hidden) book called the Gospel of
James. This book as dating was written in 150AD so the James was neither
the Apostle James nor the James the brother of Jesus.

We see after 100AD, especially after 300AD many books were written like
Gospel of Thomas, Gospel of Judas and Gospel of Mary Magdalene which are
heretic works, inaccurate and fictions with purpose to form cults.

Let us do all things with understanding as per the Word of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created this world so that man could be
transformed and lifted up. All things You did or do, were and are for that
purpose. Lord we pray we do not fall prey to vanity but do all things with
understanding...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 2:16-18
16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of
an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and
worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen,
vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

Leviticus 23:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them,
Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy
convocations, even these are my feasts.

Leviticus 23:44 And Moses declared unto the children of Israel the feasts
of the LORD.

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Avoid foolish debates

Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions,
and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

A major part of the Church avoids and even dislikes Apologetics for they
consider it as foolish and irritating arguments. I do not blame them fully
for thinking like this.

Christianity is a belief system that shuns rituals and traditions that do
not edify spiritually. Anything and everything it does should be to bear
fruit spiritually. It goes to the extent to state anything done without
understanding (faith) is sin. Jesus also said when we become His disciples
we will know the truth and it is the truth that sets us free. That means
something like blind faith clashes with Christianity. When we put this
picture of Christianity we see knowledge and understanding of the truth is
core to the belief and for that debating is necessary. Biblical debating
can lead to discussion or to argument. Discussions are good but all
arguments are not.

Today’s message gives us an example of topics which are best avoided. The
Greek word translated as foolish is not in sense of logic but comes from
the root word mystery, it speaks of mysticism. We as Christian should
expose falsehood / mythology from reality but discussing or entertaining
mysticism is best avoided.

The second example is given as genealogies. If we see the gospels of
Matthew and Luke record the genealogies of Jesus through Joseph and Mary
respectively so genealogies in historic sense is not something God is
against. We need to get into us the fact that when we die or someone in our
family dies the natural relation of the person with us ceases. After death
a person is nobody’s father, mother, husband, wife, sister, (natural)
brother, cousin etc. What we uphold is not our relationship but the
testimony of that person, we bless a good testimony. So discussions of
genealogy other than historic information or as a testimony, is advised
against.

The third point given is ‘strivings about the law’. In the NT the Jews kept
the Law of Moses but not the Law of the Lord. Even though it was the Lord
who gave the Law through Moses yet there is a difference between the Law of
Moses and Law of the Lord. Paul wrote ‘the letter kills but the spirit
gives life’, this is the difference between the Law of Moses and Law of the
Lord. Any Commandment done without understanding and fruitfulness is
considered sin.

When we debate, what is most important is the purpose of the debate. If the
purpose is not to enlighten, edify and build the person spiritually then
that debate is best avoidable. Peter wrote we need to be ready to answer
every man but of utmost importance he wrote is that the purpose of
answering should be to project with meekness and fear the hope in Christ
that is within us. Debating even in a gentle manner without the purpose
fulfilled, is also vanity.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Awesome God. Your Word says your plans for man have a purpose
which is to bring to fulfilment all that is written. Lord we pray we
understand the purpose is as important as the means is. We pray we not only
project You but also fulfil your purpose in all that we do...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 14:23 And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because he eateth
not of faith: for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

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

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

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

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The Father who judgeth

John 8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and
judgeth.

The Jews (Israelites of the Kingdom of Judah-southern Israel) hated the
Samaritans (Israelites of the Kingdom of Israel-northern Israel) and due to
religious differences they considered all Samaritans to be demonic
possessed people. Jesus was resident of Galilee (resident of northern
Israel) so they thought He was a Samaritan and thus possessed. Jesus
responded back saying He did not have an evil spirit (devil) but the Father
whom He honors.

Jesus never sought His own honor or glory but the honor and glory of His
Father. What we need to understand is which Father He was referring to, God
the Father in Heaven or the Holy Spirit. If we see the next line and
today’s message, we get a clue to the answer.

The Greek word ‘esti’ translated as ‘there is’ is third person singular
present indicative of ‘I am’;

If we read John 5:26-27 we read God the Father who has eternal life in
Himself gave this ability to His Son alone to have life in Himself
(Heavenly beings enjoy eternal life through access to the Tree/River of
Life which is in Upper Heavens – eating/drinking of it at the end of their
life term). Jesus also says God the Father gave authority to God the Son to
sit in judgment because He became a Son of Man.

If may find John 5:27 and John 8:50 contradict each other if we do not
understand who the Father in John 8:50 is. In John 5:30 Jesus says although
He sits in Judgment He does not judge Himself but does as He hears and as
per the will of the Father (Word of God). So the Father He hears is not the
God the Father in Heaven but the Holy Spirit who is in Him.

We need to understand if God the Father judges us none would ever be
justified, so God the Father but Man to judge all mankind and since none
were qualified for it, God the Son humbled Himself and proved His
qualification by His sacrifice to sit in the Judgment Seat. Since He as man
would not be competent to Judge (He Himself says no man is perfect except
God) He has the Holy Spirit and the Word of God to help Him judge all
mankind.

God the Father in Heaven is called Father and also the Holy Spirit is
called Father. Jesus as man is called Son of Man, our Brother but in His
former self (glory) as God the Son is also called ‘Everlasting Father’
(Isaiah 9:6).

In John 8:49 Jesus said He did not have an evil spirit but had the Holy
Spirit. As Son of Man Jesus sought to honor and glorify the Spirit of God.

Bible says God the Father is Spirit and we know the Holy Spirit is the
Spirit that comes from the Father. Can a Spirit have a Spirit?

We need to understand God as per the role and glory He is in. It may seem
complex because of the knowledge we are already filled with. Foolish people
posturize God the Father as an old man, Holy Spirit as a cloud or a dove!

If we approach scriptures with a clean slate and taking help of the Holy
Spirit, things would be easier.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. Father we pray we may know
You more and understand You better. Open our minds and understanding to
scriptures by the help of your Spirit. We pray we increase our authority in
You by knowing more of You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 5:26-27
26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to
have life in himself;
27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.

John 8:48-50
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou
art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do
dishonour me.
50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.

John 5:30 I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my
judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the
Father which hath sent me.

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.

John 17:5,12,20-23
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the world was.
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.
20 Neither for these only do I pray, but for them also that believe on me
through their word;
21 that they may all be one; even as thou, Father, art in me, and I in
thee, that they also may be in us: that the world may believe that thou
didst send me.
22 And the glory which thou hast given me I have given unto them; that
they may be one, even as we are one;
23 I in them, and thou in me, that they may be perfected into one; that
the world may know that thou didst send me, and lovedst them, even as thou
lovedst me.

Revelation 21:22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty
and the Lamb [man] are the temple of it.

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God of peace who bought up Lord Jesus from the dead

Hebrew 13:20,21 Now the God of peace, that brought again [up] from the
dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of
the everlasting covenant, Make you perfect in every good work to do his
will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through
Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

In the Bible Jesus is referred to as Prince of Peace; today’s scripture
refers to the God of Peace; who is this entity is it speaking of?

Firstly we need to understand the process of Jesus coming out of Hell and
for that we need to understand Hell.

In the OT Hell is compared to the valley outside the city [Hades] were city
garbage was burned, it was also the place were those who were outlawed or
considered unclean i.e. lepers dwelt. So we got terms like Hades, pit etc.
People mistake Sheol to be Hell; Sheol refers to Grave. Hell and Grave are
two different realms of the lower levels of God’s Kingdom (lower Heavens).

Hell is the place for the unsaved. It is not ruled or controlled by Satan
as believed due to mythology being induced into Christianity. No place in
God’s Kingdom is in controlled by Satan, he only rules hardened hearts.
Peter uses the perfect term ‘prison’ for Hell. In a prison the criminals
dwell there but do not control it, it is the govt forces who controls it.
Hell was created when man sinned, God commanded that the soul will perish
there after it leaves the natural body. The fire of Hell is the sin which
burns in that soul until it perishes [takes thousands of years for that].

Grave / Sheol is the place where the saved sleep. In the OT it is stated as
the place where saved people were gathered unto their people/ fathers. In
the books of Moses there were some commandments wherein God instructed if
broken the soul will be cut off from His people, it meant the person will
not be saved. Jesus described it as Bosom of Abraham in His parable.
Revelation put as the Sea where the dead sleep and will rise from on
Judgment Day. It should not be misunderstood as Purgatory a mythical
concept connected to the belief of penance which is an unchristian belief.

Jesus went to Hell because our sins were laid on Him when sinful man placed
the crown of thorns on His head; the priest / sinner placed their hands on
the head of the sacrifice to transfer their sins on it before setting it
free in the wilderness [Jesus after His resurrection walked into the
wilderness]. Jesus resurrected / rose / was set free from Hell because He
could not be kept there since no sin was in Him. Bible says He rose on the
third day. Hell is not earth to have day and night, His rising on the third
day is symbolic to His coming again. Jesus said the sign of Jonah was for
the wicked, so He comes before the third ‘day’ [a measure of time]
completes to save His people. The book of Daniel says ‘Time’, ‘Time’ and a
half all prophecies will be fulfilled. The Feast of Trumpets a feast
connected to His coming again gives some details of the time of His coming
again, although not complete details [day is known, not the hour].

As per today’s message the ‘God of peace’ was behind His resurrection
(rising) from Hell. This working of the God of peace did not happen in
Hell, after His natural death but happened while He was alive on earth.

Jesus as man was like us, like you and me. He was born without sin and we
by our baptism in Him are free of our sins. He as Christ had the Spirit of
God on Him, Bible says He grew in the Holy Spirit and was led by the Holy
Spirit. If He had sinned while He was alive as man then He would not have
resurrected from Hell, it was by the power and working of the Holy Spirit
that He was without blemish. Today we have received the same Resurrection
Power / Holy Spirit / God of Peace because Jesus Christ paid the price of
our sins.

If we are going to wait for the Holy Spirit to work in us after our natural
death, it will be vanity. Let us allow the Resurrection Power work in us
while we are alive so that we are sealed with the promise of resurrection.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your Word says not by your power or might but by
your Spirit. Lord You being Spirit and your Kingdom being a Spirit Kingdom,
You desire we be born anew in spirit. You paid the price for our sins so
that we receive your Spirit and are sealed for resurrection. Lord we pray
we do not be foolish to wait until our natural death for your Spirit to
work in us but we led by your Spirit and molded by Him...

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.

Psalms 16:10 [written by David] For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell
[Sheol]; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed
in hell [Sheol], behold, thou art there.

1 Peter 3:19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

Ezekiel 31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I
cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit: and all the
trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall
be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

Psalms 30:3 O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast
kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

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

Luke 16:22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death
and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged
every man according to their works.

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

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Son in the Father and the Father in the Son

Lord Jesus Christ in the Father and the Father in Him

John 14: 8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it
sufficeth us.

In John 14:6 we have the most important scripture of Christianity where
Jesus says that He is the Truth and Life and no man can go to the Father
but by Him. This verse alone separates Christianity from every other
religion and makes it an exclusive belief.

When Jesus said this we see Philip thought Jesus was an entity separate
from the Father and the means to reach the Father; Christianity since ages
still thinks like Philip. Christianity assumes Jesus meant the likeness of
the Father is in Him thus Jesus said if you have seen me, you have seen the
Father. Jesus told Philip a very important fact that He is in the Father
and the Father is in Him.

In geometry we have something known as ‘impossible objects’ like Penrose
triangle. These objects in part look simple but when seen as a whole, it
seems impossible. The relationship between Father, Son and Spirit is not
like these impossible objects, we have made it like that because we have
not understood each one of them.

Like for instance we have always assumed the term Yahweh or Jehovah refers
to God the Father. If one sees the Hebrew text the word is YHWH. It is not
a name but a term used for God and it has a meaning. Hebrew language’s
alphabets came later before they used illustrations of objects to write.
Over time they chose common illustrations to mean number of objects and
these illustrations changed into symbols and gave birth to alphabets. Today
the 26 alphabets of Hebrew symbolize multiple objects, these alphabets are
also used as numbers - digits, tens and hundreds up to 400 (1-9,
10-90,100,200,300,400). If we take the symbols of the word YHWH it means
‘Behold the Hand, Behold the Nail’. In simple terms it refers to the Son
and not God the Father.

God the Father is very rarely mentioned in the Bible and only when we
understand what Jesus meant when He said in John 1:18 ‘no being’ has seen
the Father other than the Son, we will understand why. Jesus also said He
came ‘from the Father’.

We also need to understand that the Holy Spirit is also referred to as
Father in scriptures. The Holy Spirit is referred to as ‘Spirit of the Son’
and at the same time ‘Spirit from the Father’.

When we dig into every verse and every word in the Bible we will understand
the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit and why Paul and John
shorten to only ‘Father and Son (Jesus)’, and Jesus further shortened to
only ‘One God’. There is no exaggeration when John wrote at the end of his
autobiography of Jesus Christ / Gospel according to John, if all the things
the Son did were to be written on paper all the paper in the world would
not hold them. This was not true only then but is true even today.

Let us not go by worldly knowledge and understanding but go by that which
scriptures alone state. Let us like the people of Berea be totally Sola
Scriptura, not blindly believing even the most famous Preacher or Teacher.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God. When Moses and Jacob asked your name You said ‘I AM
WHO I AM’. Ther is none other than You. Lord we pray we understand the
oneness of You and at the same time understand the existence of the Son and
the Spirit. We pray You open the eyes of your people and they may behold
You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 14:6-11
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and
how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the
words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.
11 Believe me that I in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe
me for the very works’ sake.

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

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

Philemon 1:3 Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.

2 John 1:3 Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and
from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Romans 3:30 Seeing one God, which shall justify the circumcision by faith,
and uncircumcision through faith.

Galatians 3:20 Now a mediator is not of one, but God is one.

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

Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of
his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

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 21:25 And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the
which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world
itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen.

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Making way for the Comforter

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.

To check if a Christian has a sound understanding of the basics of
salvation there are a few questions I ask and one of them is, ‘why did
Jesus suffer and die on the cross for us’? The lukewarm Christians will
immediately reply ‘to pay the price for our sins’, it is only those who
really understand salvation will reply ‘so that we may receive His Spirit’.

We need to understand paying for the price for our sins was just a step
towards the actual purpose of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. God knows even
after coming to the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ we will sin, so to
deal with the sin nature in us just His payment for our sins was not
sufficient.

Today’s message we read Jesus refers to the Holy Spirit as ‘the Comforter’.
The Greek word ‘parakletos’ has 3 meanings; counsel, assistant and
intercessor. If we look at Isaiah 9:6 the term Counsellor is used for
Christ. We see in Galatians 4:6 Paul states we are sons and inheritors of
God’s Kingdom only because we have received the Spirit of the Son. In
Paul’s letters he greets with words ‘Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our
Father and Jesus Christ our Lord’, not mentioning the Holy Spirit. Did Paul
not know the importance of the Holy Spirit? This is not the case with Paul
alone, we see even John does that in his letters. Scripture says our only
teacher is Christ and Jesus said the Holy Spirit will teach us.

When we use the term ‘Jesus’ we need to understand whom we are referring
to, when we use the term ‘Christ’ we need to know whom we are referring to
and when we use the term ‘Lord’ as in Lord Jesus Christ we need to know
whom we are referring to. Even though we speak of the same being yet we are
referring of the different persons / aspects in Him.

Bible says He became our sacrifice from the beginning of creation even
though He came as man Jesus just about 2000 years back. Bible says a part
of God humbled Himself and became man so that He may lift man up and
receive back His glory which He had in the beginning. So when the Son has
restored us will He still be the humbled man Jesus or will He behold His
former glory?

Yesterday’s message told us about Jesus departed from us yet Christ is with
us, today’s message touches on that aspect the multi dimensions of the Lord
Jesus Christ and how it happens. We need to understand how we are connected
with the man Jesus, with the savior Christ and with the Lord God the Son;
Bible uses the terms brother, associate and integral part of God the Son.

The fallen angels have the knowledge of Him but Jesus forbid them from
disclosing it to man. The Lord wants us to know from His Word through His
Spirit because just having knowledge is not sufficient, we need to have
understanding and understanding comes when wisdom works on knowledge or
when we experience what we know. Authority in the Name of Jesus comes not
when we know the Lord Jesus Christ but when we understand who He is.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God and there is none like You. When Jacob and Moses ask
your name, You said I AM WHO I AM. Lord may we know You and how You save
sinful man even though You being Holy and sin cannot exist before You. Lord
may we know You through our Lord Jesus Christ...

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.

Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of
his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

1 Timothy 1:2 Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Timothy 1:2, Titus 1:4

1 John 1:3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye
also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the
Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

2 John 1:3

Hebrews 2:11 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are
all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,

John 15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not
what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends [associates]; for all
things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.

John 10:35 If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the
scripture cannot be broken;

Mark 3:10-12
10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to
touch him, as many as had plagues.
11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and
cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

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Departed yet with us

Philemon 1:15 For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou
shouldest receive him for ever;

My Bible word study - that is going into the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek word
and its grammar started all because of understanding the relationship
between the Father, Son and His Spirit. Bible says in John 1:18 no being
saw the Father other than the Son even though there are translation stating
the Father communicating and appearing to Men of God in the OT. Also there
were scriptures like where the Lord spoke to Moses from the burning bush
and the same incident is written as an Angel of the Lord spoke to Moses
from the burning bush. When asked people state it was the Angel who spoke
on behalf of the Lord, but we do not see any scripture where a Man of God
spoke on behalf of the Lord and it is written the Lord spoke directly to
that person. It also says Moses responded saying ‘Lord I am here’, was he
calling an Angel as Lord?

To understand these scriptures we need to go to the depth of the word and
in English translations this is just not possible.

Today’s scripture talks of Jesus Christ departed and seated in Heaven so as
to come at the end to Judge all mankind, after which He takes us all to
Heaven to dwell with Him forever. Yet we see scriptures which state He is
with us and scriptures where He appears many a times to people like Paul.
It is only when we really understand the Lord Jesus Christ will we
understand these scriptures.

Scriptures state there is power in the Name of Jesus. The Greek word
translated as name is ‘Onoma’ this word comes from the root meaning
‘authority’. One can only have authority in the Name of Jesus when one
knows Jesus Christ well. Let us not be ignorant of the most important
aspects of the Bible, let us not run only after blessings and lose the
greater things.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and above all. Your Word says even knee bows at your Name,
it also says at the end You will come and declare your Name to bring
everything into subjection of You. Lord we pray we know You more and more
to have power in You and to be true Israel...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 7:35 This Moses whom they refused, saying, Who made thee a ruler and
a judge? the same did God send to be a ruler and a deliverer by the hand of
the angel which appeared to him in the bush.

Exodus 3:4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called
unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said,
Here am I.

John 1:12 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:

Ephesians 1:18-23
18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what
is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his
inheritance in the saints,
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who
believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set
him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and
every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is
to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head
over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Philippians 2:10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of
things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

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Called to suffer

1 Peter 2:21 For hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for
you, leaving you an example, that ye should follow his steps:

In today’s message Peter summarizes the process of Christianity in a couple
of lines.

In other religions a person is called to suffer for their wrong doings but
in Christianity we claim the suffering of Christ for our sins. Does that
mean we do not suffer? NO

We as Christians are called to suffer but not for our sins, like Christ we
suffer for the sins of others. That does not mean we pay the price for
their sins but means we suffer for them to know Christ and be renewed in
Him.

Each of us Christians if we are not suffering then we are not being
Christians. We are called to suffer others, their weaknesses, their
foolishness, their wrath etc. so that we show Christ unto them. We are not
called to silently suffer for Christ too did not silently suffer, His
actions, His life and His teachings speak very loudly and does not allow us
to continue our dark life, our life of sin, it causes light to shine in our
darkness.

We are called to overcome evil with good and this good is when we do it for
other. Let us not be deceived with doing social service. Yes we are called
to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and quench the
thirsty. But more than that we called to feed spiritual food, guide,
disciple and love people who are lost or growing in Christ. If we do the
former without the latter then our work is meaningless and vain and if we
claim to do the latter without the former then our latter is a lie and a
hollow deception. As we mature in spirit we will do more of the latter and
less of the former, but both we will do.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Awesome God. It is only in your wisdom You Lord
use to the little for mighty works. Lord we pray we see the real problem
and not be sidetracked with the little ones. We pray we understand the
importance to bear others and to mold them like Christ does to us so they
may see Christ in us and follow Him...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Peter 2:15-24

Matthew 16:24 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man would come
after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Mark 8:35 For whosoever would save his life shall lose it; and whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s shall save it.

1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
3 That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know
that we are appointed thereunto.
4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should
suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
5 For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your
faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be
in vain.

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The Greatest Honor

2 Peter 1: 17 For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when
there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased.

All men and women of God want not just to go to heaven but desire the great
honor which is when they enter Heaven the Lord says ‘this is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased’. The term beloved comes from the word love
and does not define the uniqueness of Christ who was neither created nor
made like us human nor like the heavenly beings yet humbled Himself and
took our form.

When Jesus spoke about the great honor in one of His parables He used the
words ‘Well done, thou good and faithful servant’. The Greek word
translated as servant is the word ‘doulos’ which refers to someone with
whom a contract/bond is established and in another parable Jesus defines
the bond as ‘the will of the Father’. The will of the Father as Jesus put
is to bring back the lost / save souls. This Jesus also put to His
disciples as ‘love one another as I have love you’ and we know it was
because of His love He saved us. His love is focused not to please us but
to build us in Him and to transform us from within.

Peter was referring to the incident of transfiguration of Jesus, when they
heard Father Lord spoke these words. Transfiguration of Jesus was not Jesus
showing His divine self but if we see was a form similar to that of Angels.
Jesus said in resurrection man would be like the Angels. By His
transfiguration Jesus confirmed He had overcome, this was not just a matter
of hope for us but also a demonstration of what we could become when we
overcome.

We who are heirs of God’s Kingdom will be transformed so as to enter
Heaven, we will be transformed into Sons to God (a term also used for
Angels). Unless we do not overcome we will not transform and unless we do
not transform we will not transfigure so as to enter Heaven.

Riches and pleasures of the flesh are not sin but have the potential to
destroy our spiritual transformation. Satan tempts us in the flesh and with
the flesh so that we do not transform from within and thus do not inherit
what he lost. So let us discern all things and keep our natural senses
always in control by enhancing our spiritual senses and focusing on doing
the will of the Father so as to receive the great honor.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Awesome God who alone is worthy of praise and glory. You God
want man to be lifted up not in the natural but in the spiritual so You
desire to transform him. It is only when we are transform will we be able
to be part of You and experience your true glory. We pray Lord our eyes be
focused on the things of Heaven more than the things on earth. May we be
focused to do the purpose You called us to...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 17:1-13

Matthew 25:21 His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful
servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler
over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Matthew 22:29-30
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,
but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Revelation 19:10 And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto
me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that
have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the
spirit of prophecy.

Revelation 22:9 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.

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Taking a share of the offering

Hebrew 13:10,11 We have an altar, whereof they have no right to eat that
serve the tabernacle. For the bodies of those beasts whose blood is brought
into the holy place by the high priest as an offering for sin, are burned
without the camp.

Today’s topic is one topic which has the potential to get anyone is the bad
books of most Pastors and Church leaders. When one discusses tithing it is
sufficient to anger them but if someone quotes Hebrew 13:10 then that does
it.

In the OT we see when it came to offering or tithe those who served at the
Tabernacle had a right to a share of the offering. Share of the meat
offering was according to type and not quantity (it was symbolic to
spiritual things and not monetary) but with regards to grain offering each
could take just a handful (symbolizing just basic needs and nothing more).

In today’s message we see Paul states that since Christ died outside the
camp thus the priest loses his rights to take a share of the offering. So
all those working for a Kingdom of God irrespective of their post or
Calling are official not eligible to a share of the collection. But then as
saints (meaning those who are into fulltime ministry and not providing for
themselves or their families) are eligible to take for their basic
provision.

If one studies Tithing / Giving it was not all is to be given to those who
serve the Lord’s Kingdom, the Bible gives great detail in form of symbolism
of how much percentage to be given for what. The finance is literally micro
managed making sure all areas required for building of God’s Kingdom are
covered. People may state tithing is an OT subject not of the NT since it
is hardly mention.

Tithes in Greek ‘apodekatoo’ is mentioned 8 times in NT and of these 4
times in the book of Hebrews and 4 times in the Gospels. Hebrew 7 talks of
Christ the master servant who was in the lions of Abraham gave tithe to
Melchisedec who symbolically represented Him. In OT the Holy Spirit was
given only to a very few thus all were given a standard measure of
10percent as Giving unto the Lord. In Acts 5 we see people baptized in the
Holy Spirit were directly instructed by the Holy Spirit of how much to keep
and the remainder to give unto the Lord. If we look at the first incident
of tithing Abraham gave 10percent to Melchisedec but gave all leaving what
his men had consumed and what was paid as remuneration for the task (they
were hired men - history notes them to be about 600-700 in number).

Jesus warned, the rich will find it almost impossible to enter the Kingdom
of God and the Apostles advised to live a sober life void of luxury. Paul
being the most successful amongst all others in his time worked and
financially supported himself and also others; he never took from the
offerings.

Tithing/Giving has a purpose and the recipient of this is more the giver
than the Lord or the receiver. The Lord can provide through many other ways
but instituted this system for the purpose of benefit for the giver.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God there is nothing that is impossible for You, yet
You Lord work through man. All things You do have purpose and the purpose
is the salvation of those who are yours. Lord we pray we overcome the
natural and focus on the spiritual. Let not the desires of the natural
destroy the spiritual...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Hebrew 7:5-10
5 And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of
the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according
to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins
of Abraham:
6 But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of
Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.
7 And without all contradiction the less is blessed of the better.
8 And here men that die receive tithes; but there he receiveth them, of
whom it is witnessed that he liveth.
9 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in
Abraham.
10 For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.

Genesis 14:14-24

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.

1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on
the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation..

Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie
to the Holy Spirit, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

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Bearing the infirmities of the weak

Romans 15:1 We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the
weak, and not to please ourselves.

In today’s message the Greek word asthenema translated as infirmities means
‘error arising from weakness of mind’.

Correction and condemnation are not the same thing. Correction aims for
edifying the person and building the person who is in the wrong while
condemnation aims at pointing the error and making the person guilty of the
error.

In the Bible the Greek word ‘peirazo’ is translated as both tempted and
tested. Even though it is the same word yet we see scriptures state God
does not tempt but on the same hand says God does test. The word tempt/test
comes from the root word peran which means ‘beyond the other side’. Testing
or tempting tries to move a person onto the other side, what is important
is what is there on the other side, is it blessings or wrath of God. Satan
by himself cannot touch us but by tempting/testing us to sin he can remove
us from the area of blessing from God to the area of wrath of God. The
purpose differentiates if it is from God or from the devil.

Let us not play the devil by condemning people who are wrong but let us
build them by correcting them in a gentle manner.

[Pray Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God yet You are a loving and gentle God. You Lord
desire to bless those who come to You and also those who are lost. You God
provide for those who love You and also those hwo hate You. Lord we pray we
be more like You and by imitating shine your light unto others...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 4:1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be
tempted of the devil.

1 Corinthians 10:13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is
common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted
above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to
escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

James 1:13-14
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot
be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

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Does the Lord do everything?

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and
will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and
ever. Amen.

People always state it is by the grace of God that they succeed and then in
their spiritual lives they do not battle and expect to overcome with God’s
grace.

In today’s message we see Paul says he depends on the Lord to deliver him
from every evil work and to preserve him. If we read two verses before we
see he did not sit at home and expect the Lord to deliver him from every
evil and to preserve him.

Joshua knew the Lord had given him victory but then he still needed to go
to battle knowing the enemy had no power over him and his army.

The Greek word ‘charis’ translated as grace comes from the root meaning ‘to
rejoice’ or ‘be glad’ but when we look up the Hebrew word ‘chen’ / grace
comes from the root word chanan meaning mercy. Another Hebrew word chanah
similar to mercy means being encamped or tent or dwell. Let us not make our
misunderstanding of the grace of God be our cause of destruction by taking
us away from His grace.

When we dwell in the Lord we receive the goodness of the Lord and the
privilege to dwell is given by the Lord. Dwelling in the Lord does not
always mean instant relieve, it just assures the victory and we need to
hold on and remain in Him. Being in His grace gives us the joy that
strengthens us.

Our battle is not directly against evil but more of remaining the Lord.
Jesus did not come on earth to search and destroy evil spirits and Satan.
He came to save man by bringing them to the knowledge of the Father, to
remain in Him and have victory in Him. Evil powers will try to remove us
from the presence of the Lord and thus cause us to be defeated. It is only
when we understand this our spiritual battle takes a dynamic twist and we
do not waste our energy, do vain things that lead to our destruction.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and are God over all. Evil powers destroy us when we are
far from You and have no power against us when we are near You. Lord we
pray we understand the importance of remaining in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Timothy 4:16-17
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I
pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me
the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear:
and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

2 Corinthians 12:9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:
for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I
rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

John 15:8-11
8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be
my disciples.
9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love..
10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have
kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.
11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you,
and that your joy might be full.

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Every Good and Perfect Gift is from Him

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and
cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning.

The usual question unbelievers have is if God is good then why is there
evil?

When we look at things we see God did not create evil but allowed evil to
exist so that good can overcome evil and be glorified more. God is
eternally constant in nature since He is perfect but that does not mean God
does not change/grow. The change is not in His nature but in His glory.
Since God is a living God He too grows and His growth is from glory to
glory.

Today’s message talks of giftings. Gifts can come from man as well as God
and gifts are classified into skills and anointing. Skill comes from
experience or comes inbuilt created by God. We call inbuilt skills as
talent, but talent is something that we create and is not the right word
for what is inbuilt in us. The word comes from money that is earned and
possessed. A plane cannot say it has the talent to fly nor a ship say it
has talent to sail. God has created us for a mission and has given us the
ability to do it, so we cannot claim it as a talent.

Coming to anointing; anointing in Hebrew comes from the term of pouring oil
but in Greek the term used for spiritual anointing means ‘to borrow’ or ‘to
take a loan’ (1 John 2:27). It is the ability to do a specific job with
great ease. An anointing from God will manifest something unnatural (even
supernatural is limited to natural). We can get this anointing directly
from God or can inherit from another Man of God.

There is a danger of inheriting anointing from a Man of God. We see God put
the anointing that was on Moses on to the 70 elders inside the camp; we see
they behaved and prophesied like Moses. We also have the case of a double
portion of anointing passed from Elijah to Alisha and we see along with the
good even the weakness of Elijah (his uncontrollable anger) was passed
double to Alisha. In the Gospels we see Jesus rebuked the spirit of Elijah
but not of Alisha even though Alisha did more mistakes (along with more
miracles) than Elijah. When Elijah came as John the Baptist we see he lived
a life of repentance right from childhood to overcome his spiritual
weakness.

Passing of one’s anointing is very common today especially by TV
evangelists and that is why we get copies and not originals. Like the
anointing of Alisha did not help him when he died but bought another to
life so also these inherited do not spiritually edify a person.

Today’s message tells us gifts given from God are good and perfect. If we
get to the Greek words they have a deeper meaning than what the translation
shows. The word translated as good actually means ‘benefiting’ that means
if a person who is God gifted would edify and benefit the Body of Christ.
The other word translated as perfect means ‘bring to completion’, ‘finish
the job’. That means if a person is God gifted than that person will not
leave a job half-done but will complete it.

Let us look into our lives as see if we are God gifted or man gifted, if we
have got our gifting from God directly or inherited from Men of God. Let us
look if we are truly edifying the Body of Christ, ourselves spiritually and
not leaving tasks half way.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Truly God and there is no one other than You. You alone are
Perfect and every way and anything that comes from You is also perfect and
good for it builds us and does not harm us. Lord we pray we seek gifting
from You and not from man. We pray everything we do edifies and we complete
that which we have started...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Numbers 27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of
Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him;

Deuteronomy 34:9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of
wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel
hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.

Numbers 11:25-29
25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the
spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came
to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did
not cease.
26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was
Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them;
and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the
tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do
prophesy in the camp.
28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men,
answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all
the LORD’S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit
upon them!

2 Kings 2:9 And it came to pass, when they were gone over, that Elijah
said unto Elisha, Ask what I shall do for thee, before I be taken away from
thee. And Elisha said, I pray thee, let a double portion of thy spirit be
upon me.

Luke 9:52-56
52 And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a
village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
53 And they did not receive him, because his face was as though he would
go to Jerusalem.
54 And when his disciples James and John saw this, they said, Lord, wilt
thou that we command fire to come down from heaven, and consume them, even
as Elias did?
55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of
spirit ye are of.
56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save
them. And they went to another village.

1 John 2:27 But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in
you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing
teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it
hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

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Jewish Jesus!

Colossians 4:11 And Jesus, which is called Justus, who are of the
circumcision. These only are my fellowworkers unto the kingdom of God,
which have been a comfort unto me.

Study of biblical languages is very important to understand scriptures and
without it we land up with assumptions.

The Jews speak Hebrew as the language of the sanctuary, all their text are
in that language. Aramaic is an offset of Hebrew, many of the words are
common to both. Aramaic was a language used for diplomacy and soon gained
popularity and replaced Hebrew in most places in Middle East. The language
varied according to regions. Some Jews started translating text related to
their religion into Judeo-Aramaic language.

The New Testament was originally written (started) in Aramaic since both
Jews and other people in Judea spoke that language but then the Apostles
realized if they had to take the message of Christ to people other than
Jews they had to use Greek which was the common man’s language. So during
the time of the Apostles, Gospels were translated into Greek and unfinished
work were completed in Greek. The Apostles moved the focus from Jews to
rest of the world. They realized although the story started with the Jews,
it ends with rest of the world. Jesus Christ was a savior promised to both
Israelites and the people of the world.

We see some words of the NT have not been translated to English language or
Greek language but written in Aramaic and names were not among them. This
was done both in the Greek text and carried on in the translations of
various languages today.

Jesus as man on earth may have never spoken Greek even though He may have
known it. The people spoke mostly Hebrew and Aramaic. The names by which
Jesus was known by were Jehoshua / Joshua / Yeshua. The word Jesus is an
English version coming from the Greek name Iesous which the Apostles used
in place of Yeshua / Joshua / Jehoshua during the translation, the word
Iesous means ‘Jehovah is salvation’ same to the Hebrew meaning.

In today’s message we see there were others in the ministry which had the
name Yeshua / Jehoshua / Joshua and not to confuse them with Christ they
were given nick names like we read in today’s message a person was called
Justus which means ‘just’.

Let us get it into us the Lord Jesus Christ was called to be the savior of
the world. He was born amongst the Jews but was for everyone. He is the way
to the Kingdom of God so anyone who follows Him will inherit the Kingdom of
God, be it Jew, Greek, Roman or even Indian. Since we all inherit it
together as a body so no man is first or last.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and all that exist comes from You. You Lord are
creator of all. Lord we pray we know You for who You are. We pray we do not
belittle You by our understanding...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 4:42 And said unto the woman, Now we believe, not because of thy
saying: for we have heard him ourselves, and know that this is indeed the
Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Acts 13:23 Of this man’s seed hath God according to his promise raised
unto Israel a Saviour, Jesus:

1 John 4:14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son
to be the Saviour of the world.

Galatians 3:28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor
free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.

Acts 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will
ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?

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He will make known His glory on His people

Romans 9:23,24 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the
vessels of mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory, Even us, whom he
hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the Gentiles?

Many years back during my initial reading of the Bible I used to wonder as
an Indian how I was placed in the Kingdom of God. The Bible seem to talk a
lot of the Israelites and the Jews, it is only in the end we seem to read
about the Gentiles (assumed non-Jews) as being selected. I have come across
people who state that ‘the Israelites are God’s children and others are
adopted as children’.

There were verses like where a Canaanite woman reaches out to Jesus for
help and Jesus tells her that He could give the children’s bread to dogs.
But seeing her faith He does at the end not only heal her daughter but
makes her whole. It made me think were we dogs before the Gospel was given
to us and why were the Israelites different from us when they behaved most
suborn, what they experienced had we experienced possibly we would have
responded better to the Lord.

This is not a feeling that was unique to me but as an Apologist I have seen
others ask this question.

Paul who had both Jewish and also Roman roots, too had this battle and was
holding on to his Jewish roots before he understood the Word of God (OT)
when the Lord blinded him for a few days and ministered to him thereafter.
In his letter to the Jews in Rome Paul addresses to the Jewish issue
strongly.

In today’s message Paul talks of the glory of God which the Lord has
prepared after Judgment Day for ‘His people’ and Paul talks of both Jews
and Gentiles. This we see was not the case only after Jesus’ death and
resurrection but Paul quotes a verses from Hosea (OT) and others to support
this.

It is only when I understood Bible symbolism did I start to understand from
the beginning of creation God knew and planned all things. He did chose the
Israelites to unfold His plans but knowing their hearts He exposed them by
coming as man amongst them and being rejected by them He became their
stumbling stone.

If one learns the Hebrew language one will see every name in the Bible has
a meaning and it is given with due thought. It is only when one goes deep
into the meaning that one sees the message. Let’s take for example the
names from Adam to Noah it hold the hidden Gospel.

Adam Man
Seth Appointed
Enosh Mortal
Kenan Sorrow
Mahalalel The Blessed God
Jared Shall come down
Enoch Teaching
Methuselah His death shall bring
Lamech The Despairing
Noah Rest, or comfort.

Together it comes as: Man appointed (for) mortal sorrow; the Blessed God
shall come down teaching, His death shall bring despairing rest.

Let us get it into us that Lord is not the Lord of only the Israelites but
of all creation. From the beginning the plan of God was for people of all
races, initially the plan was only visible in His creation which was made
to a design but later by Him speaking through His chosen Prophets and His
coming as a mortal man, He disclosed His plans to all mankind.

If we see the history of mankind people knew about His plan but chose to
reject it like the first lot of Israelites who exit Egypt and died in the
wilderness leaving for a couple.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God of all creation. From the beginning for creation You knew
who were your people and thus over a period revealed your plan unto them.
Like your Word says You will not lose even one of them whose name is
written in the Book of Life. You Lord made the grass along with fruit
bearing trees. We pray we do not be counted with the grass by along with
those who bear fruit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 15:22-28

Hosea 2:23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy
upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not
my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God.

Romans 9:25-33

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Ministering Jesus Christ unto the Gentiles

Romans 15:16 That I should be the minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles,
ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might
be acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.

In Muslims they use the term infidels for those who are not Muslims. If one
knows their scriptures the infidels are considered evil people because they
do not worship the god of Islam. The Muslims are called to convert an
infidel unto Islam and anyone doing that (by whatever means, even using
lies or deceit) will get a free ticket to ‘paradise’. If an infidel choses
to dwell amongst them and not convert than they are called to pay a tax
called Jizya. Some scriptures even advice killing an infidel as an option
to go to ‘paradise’. People are also not aware the worse kind of infidel
for a Muslim is a Muslim of another sect and incidentally Islam has 70plus
sects.

When we hear this we think these people are animals. But it may surprise
you that they learned this from the Jews and took it to extreme.

For the Jews a Gentile is not just a non-Israelite. Firstly we think all
Israelites are called Jews that is incorrect. The united kingdom of Israel
was divided into two kingdoms of Judah and Israel [after the reign of
Solomon]. The southern part of Israel with Jerusalem as its capital was the
kingdom of Judah while the northern part with Samaria as its capital
continued to be called Israel, because only 2 tribes of Judah and Benjamin
who were loyal to the house of David were part of the kingdom of Judah
while the remaining were part of Israel. It was the people of Judah who
were known as Jews, the people of Israel were later referred to Samaritans.
The Samaritans as well as those Jews who followed non-Jewish pagan rituals
were also called Gentiles.

Since the Jews were customs centric thus for the Jews the term Gentile
meant anyone who did not follow their customs. But since Christianity is
not a religion or about customs, but all about being renewed in spirit by
our discipleship in Christ thus for Christianity the term Gentile does not
mean one who does not know Christ but means one who does not follow Christ.

Customs are rituals like we learnt before are enemies of our spirit for
they do not let a person to be renewed (born-again) in spirit and it is
only through the Holy Spirit that a person can become a Christian. All
those in customs and ritual are more Gentiles and less Christians.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You are Spirit. Your Kingdom which is a
spirit kingdom is eternal unlike this natural kingdom which is for a
period. You, Lord desire man to be led by your Spirit so that man would
overcome the flesh and corruption of this world. Lord we pray we no more be
Gentiles but be people led by your Spirit - be Sons of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Galatians 2:14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to
the truth of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being
a Jew, livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why
compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

John 8:48-49
48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou
art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do
dishonour me.

Ephesians 4:17-24
17 This I say therefore, and testify in the Lord, that ye henceforth walk
not as other Gentiles walk, in the vanity of their mind,
18 Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God
through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their
heart:
19 Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness,
to work all uncleanness with greediness.
20 But ye have not so learned Christ;
21 If so be that ye have heard him, and have been taught by him, as the
truth is in Jesus:
22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which
is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;
24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in
righteousness and true holiness.

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Many due to one

Romans 5:19 For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by
the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.

In Islam woman are considered evil mainly because of Eve, they feel it was
Eve who bought sin into this world. Islamic text stats their prophet saw
Hell full of women. We as Christians may be amused at such statements but
do we not have some of our own amusing ones.

Today’s message talks of due to one man’s disobedience many were made
sinners. We assume we are sinners because Adam sinned!

Bible says each man is guilty for his own sin, father will pay for his own
sin and son his own, father will not pay for the sons nor son for the
father’s. But we also have scriptures which state the Lord will visit the
sins of the father to the son, unto his 4th generation. These statements
may seem contradicting all because we do not differentiate between sin and
sin nature. Since son comes from the father (seeds are in the father before
conceived in the womb of the mother) the nature of the father (good and
bad, blessings and curses) are inherited by the children (the mother’s
nature is transferred via the father since they become one).

In medicine we are aware of hereditary sicknesses, similarly spiritual
nature to sin is also transferred. It is not necessary because the nature
of robbing is transferred that the son has to rob. We need to understand
nature has to be abided into to become it. That means the son will be
tempted to rob more because the father robbed, but if the son resisted the
nature over a period his generations will be more immune to robbing.

The word ‘Adam’ is a Hebrew word and means ‘man’. Adam was not the name of
the first being, it became his name since there were none other. Eve came
from Adam since God created her from his bone. Genesis 5:2 says the day God
created Adam He called all his generations ‘Adam’. The scripture does not
mean God gave the name ‘Adam’ to all of mankind but says the nature of Adam
was on all mankind and this happened before Eve was made and before they
had both sinned but when they sinned this nature got corrupted and thus we
have inherited a corrupt nature. We become sinners by our own doings when
we abide into that nature. We can blame Adam for the sin nature but not for
our sins. We are sinners out of our own doings.

Now coming to the second part of ‘by the obedience of one shall many be
made righteous’. Here too we have distorted the meaning and assume by doing
nothing we will all become righteous. The Greek word baptisma (baptism)
like I explained before was a term used in dying of clothes where the cloth
is dipped in a dye and takes on the color of the dye. When we believe in
Christ and are baptized in Him we are called to be more like Him putting on
His nature. That means it is not by just believing in Jesus Christ but by
following Jesus Christ we move towards being called his righteous
(inheritors to the Fruit of Righteousness which we will get on Judgment
Day).

Let us stop claiming Christianity and Heaven by our verbal claims but claim
it by our walk in Christ. It is only when we do the will of the Father we
become more like Christ and thus true inheritors of His Kingdom. We
overcome evil not by confronting it but overcome it by doing good (not in
worldly sense but spiritual sense).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy, Righteous and Truth. Your
Kingdom is a holy Kingdom and anything corrupt cannot dwell before and
still live. You Lord removed us from your presence so that man could be
restored and brought back into your presence. Lord we pray we understand
the purpose of the sacrifice of Christ and the importance of His Spirit.
Let us understand there is no trsnformation without the working of the
Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 5:1-2
1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created
man, in the likeness of God made he him;
2 Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name
Adam, in the day when they were created.

Ezekiel 18:4,17-20
4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul
of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
17 That hath taken off his hand from the poor, that hath not received
usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes;
he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.
18 As for his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother by
violence, and did that which is not good among his people, lo, even he
shall die in his iniquity.
19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When
the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my
statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

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

Numbers 14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving
iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation.

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Standing in the gap for the people

1 Timothy 2:1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications,
prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

About a month plus back the Church I fellowship at, has taken up a project
named ‘10 righteousness men in the city’. It is about the Lord giving a
condition to Abraham that He would not destroy the cities if He finds at
least 10 righteous men in the city. The congregation in our individual cell
groups have been asked to select one part of the city and pray for it.
Since then we have been having some amazing testimonies. One sister was
praying for the Marine Drive area for the cleansing of the sea and the Lord
did an amazing feat of the sea throwing out almost 2,15,000kgs of garbage.
What is amazing is that in all the garbage there has been no report of any
fish been recorded.

Today’s message speaks of standing in the gap for others and Paul gives 4
steps to that. He first talks of supplication which means needs. The second
point he gives is prayer and then intercession and lastly thanksgiving.

We always think prayer means asking God or putting our request to God, but
here we see Paul puts supplication as separate from prayer. When Jesus was
asked how to pray He gave the words which we call as Our Father, we have
made it a prayer and repeat it. When Jesus gave it He said ‘pray in this
manner’, He did not give us a prayer but gave us a format in which to pray.

If we look at the prayer we assume the words ‘give’ and ‘forgive’ are
requests. The Greek translations into English have been incorrect and that
is because of the language issue. Greek has 7 tenses while English has 3 -
past, present and future. The words ‘Give us our daily bread’ and ‘Forgive
us our trespasses’ are not requests. The verbs ‘give’ and ‘forgive’ are in
a tense called aorist which is past, present and future put together. The
words ‘give’ and ‘forgive’ are declarations and not requests; so we tell
God You give us our daily bread and You forgive our trespasses.

Prayer in Greek ‘proseuche’ / ‘proseuchomai’ (to pray) is a compound word
made of two words which together means ‘putting our wishes unto God’. If we
look minutely the prayer ‘Our Father’ has nothing earthly in it, the ‘daily
bread’ is not food; Jesus said man does not live by earthly bread alone but
by the Word of God. Our prayers are supposed to be only for spiritual needs
while our supplication for earthly needs. What is interesting is we are
asked to pray unceasingly and we are doing is supplications unceasingly.

We see the third point is intercession. The Geek word enteuxis /entugchano
(make Intercession) comes from a term of waiting after a javelin is thrown.
Intercession is very critical and the most difficult period of standing in
the gap that is waiting after putting forth our supplications and prayers.

The last part is giving ‘thanksgiving’ and is the most important part of
our standing in the gap. If we recount of the 10 lepers who were healed
only one came back to thank Jesus and he alone was the one whom Jesus said
‘be whole’. The other did not get their sickness back but what this person
got was more than just restoration of his natural body.

Let us understand the importance of standing in the gap for others, and let
us most importantly know how to.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are loving Father. You God who are seated in the highest of
Heavens yet are present amongst us through your Son and Spirit. Father
teach us to pray teach us to stand in the gap for others and for ourselves.
Let our focus not be this world and worldly things. Let our prayer be
filled with more of faith and less of tears or cries...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 6:9-13
9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name.
10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven.
11 Give us this day our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is
the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

Matthew 4:4 But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by
bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Luke 17:12-19

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Doers shall be justified

Romans 2:13 (For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the
doers of the law shall be justified.

When the word ‘Law’ is spoken in the Bible people think of the Ten
Commandments. If we look at the Ten Commandments breaking any one of them
the punishment is the same that means a person who worships other gods or
does idol worship is as good as the one who is a murderer or does adultery.
Even the sin of stealing, lying or taking the name of the Lord in vain is
as serious as murder. There are some Commandments we see not mentioned
amongst the ten, like homosexuality where God said the person will be cut
out from His people (will not enter Heaven).

The word sin in both Greek and Hebrew means ‘missing the mark’, it also
matters in what tense the word is rendered in to know its seriousness.
Broadly we have sins like grieving the Holy Spirit which are not forgivable
and then there are also sins which John in his letter states as sins that
do not lead to death (these are sins which constitute in breaking
statutes). In simple words breaking the command of God or any instruction
of God is considered sin. The Word of God is God’s instruction to mankind.

In the book of Jeremiah, God says in the later days He will write His Law
in the hearts of man, meaning He will talk to man like He spoke to the
Prophets of the OT and whatever He puts in the heart of man is considered a
Commandment, not abiding in it is considered sin.

Today’s message tells those who believe in the Lord, study His Word, preach
His Word are not the ones who will be justified - made righteous, but only
those who are doers of the Commandment, those who follow the Word of God.

A Preacher may preach and turn the hearts of others, cause them to abide in
the Word of God and thus enter the Kingdom of God but if the Preacher
himself does not abide in the Word, he will not go to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God and the Heavens are a holy place. You God desire
man be restored and the corruption caused by sin be removed. You God gave
us your Word for restoration but You knowing man by himself cannot abide in
the Word, thus You gave man a Helper (Holy Spirit) to help him abide in the
Word. Lord we pray we understand unless we do not surrender to your Word
and your Spirit there is no way we can enter your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 20:3-17

Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the
house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in
their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God,
and they shall be my people.

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A Hardened Heart

John 11:45, 46 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the
things which Jesus did, believed on him. But some of them went their ways
to the Pharisees, and told them what things Jesus had done.

In Luke 4:20-30 we read as Jesus preached in a synagogue He told them that
during the time of famine Elijah (Elias - in Aramaic) was sent to a
specific widow’s house in Sidon (Zidon) even though there were many widows
in Israel. He also went on to state that there were many lepers in Israel
yet Elisha (Eliseus in Aramaic) healed a Syrian leper named Naaman. We see
Jesus spoke Aramaic a common man language (Jews spoke Hebrew) even though
He was in a Jewish synagogue because there were other people also there
attending and He wanted to communicate to all. We read that all those who
were there were filled with wrath so much that they wanted to murder Him by
pushing Him off a hill. Jesus had shown them the mirror where they saw
their hardened hearts.

Today’s message talks of Jesus bringing Lazarus to life and even though He
did that yet we see there were few Jews who were so hardened in their
hearts that they went to the Pharisees to plan evil with them since the
Pharisees had considered themselves as enemies of Jesus.

If we understand the miracle of bringing back Lazarus to life, no miracle
comes near it. It was not an ordinary death to live miracle which Jesus had
done many, nor was it special because it was done after a few days later.
On the fourth day of his death Lazarus was wrapped in long bands used to
bind the body after a ritual was performed on the third day of the person’s
death. This ritual was of Egyptian origin which we call as mummification,
it required cutting and removal of some internal organ and filling the body
with spices and wrapping the body with bands.

Lazarus’ family belonged to a section of Jews who followed not only Jewish
traditions but also followed traditions of other beliefs which they had
caught during their exile in Egypt and Babylon. The people of Galilee
(Samarians) were most famous for this thus was the saying no Prophet would
ever come from Galilee. Mary the mother of Jesus was also from Galilee and
was a follower of these traditions and thus we see on the third day of
Jesus’ death she along with other women went to the tomb carrying lots of
spices to perform this ritual.

Even after spending years with Jesus people near to Him were in bondages of
traditions and these broke only after they received baptism in the Holy
Spirit.

Traditions even though done in the natural are bondages that bind the
spirit. They are like shackles of iron that tie heavy weights to the feet
of our spirit. We may think we are not having these shackles but when we
see what we do is not in line with the Word of God we actually bear them.
We can also confirm their presence on our feet if we are not spiritually
growing from time to time. These shackles over time not only slow our
spiritual growth but also harden our hearts into such darkness where even
the light of Christ cannot make any effect.

Let us not be blind to the iron shackles of tradition, let us let the Son
set our spirits free through the working of His Spirit in us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You are Spirit. You Lord desire we worship You in
Spirit and Truth. Lord we pray we walk more in spirit and less in the
natural. We pray You open our spiritual eyes to that we can see these
shackles which bind us down and not let us grow in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 4:25-30
25 But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of
Elias, when the heaven was shut up three years and six months, when great
famine was throughout all the land;
26 But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of
Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.
27 And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and
none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.
28 And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were
filled with wrath,
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow
of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down
headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

Galatians 2:13-16

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Righteousness of Christ

Romans 10:4 For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every
one that believeth.

Understanding of the Fruits of the Spirit are very important. We speak of
the 9 Fruits mentioned in Galatians but do not relate to the 3 mentioned in
Ephesians which are Truth, Righteousness and Holiness. Paul did not mention
all 12 together since the 9 are that which we grow but the latter 3 are
which are given to us as gifts.

Adam and Eve lost the Fruit of Truth and Righteousness the day they ate of
the Tree of Doubt (Good and Evil), it is for that reason they saw their
nakedness and like fools were trying to hide from God. Now for man to be
restored to Heaven he needs to gain back these Fruits. Jesus by His
sacrifice made it possible for us to receive His Spirit of Truth. It is the
Holy Spirit who reveals us the Word of God and brings to us receive the
Fruit of Truth. It is not by our study of the Bible that we come to know
the Truth; unless we do not allow the Holy Spirit to minister to us while
we study the Bible there is no way we can come to know the Truth. This
Fruit of Truth is a gift we receive from the Holy Spirit.

On Judgment Day when we all stand before the Lord Jesus Christ, those who
have the Fruit of Truth will receive the Fruit of Righteousness. The Lord
Jesus Christ proved even as man that He was Righteous, so now we who are in
Him (do the Will of the Father like He did) will receive the Fruit of
Righteousness.

Holiness is the Fruit we receive from the Father when we enter Heaven, it
is at that time the Son returns to the Father from whom He came, so we who
are part of Him become part of the Heavenly Temple – Heavenly Jerusalem
(City of Peace) and God dwell with us.

We read in the very next scriptures given to us today states that those who
follow the Bible without the right understanding will be judged by their
understanding since they follow a man (like Moses) and not Christ. It is
due to lack of understanding people claim the dead have ascended to Heaven
even without receiving the Fruit of Righteousness from the Son (received
only on Judgment Day).

As Christians let us not follow the beliefs of the Catholic Church which as
Bible says follows the teachings of the Nicolaitans (a heretic Christian
who was a former Jew and is mentioned in the Bible).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You Lord do not change for You are
Perfect, yet You grow from glory to glory. Lord we pray we understand that
nothing corrupt can dwell in Heaven. We pray we understand the importance
of the Fruits of the Spirit and why we are judged on our Fruits. Lord help
us to receive your Righteousness via not our works but by knowing the Truth
and keeping it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 10:5-7
5 For Moses describeth the righteousness which is of the law, That the man
which doeth those things shall live by them.
6 But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, Say not
in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven? (that is, to bring Christ
down from above:)
7 Or, Who shall descend into the deep? (that is, to bring up Christ again
from the dead.)

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

Revelation 2:13-15

2 Thessalonians 2:5-15

1 Thessalonians 3:11-13
11 Now God himself and our Father, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our
way unto you.
12 And the Lord make you to increase and abound in love one toward
another, and toward all men, even as we do toward you:
13 To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before
God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his
saints.

Revelation 20:11-15

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Calling on the Name of the Lord for salvation

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be
saved.

Initially growing in the Lord while doing deliverance we were guided to ask
the person to speak the word ‘Jesus’ think by saying the name of Jesus they
would be delivered.

Like Hindus chant the word ‘OM’ for mukti (Hindu version of salvation) many
Christians think by reciting the name ‘Jesus’ they are saved and this
belief is based scriptures like today’s which they have misunderstood.

Paul did not write this verse being inspired by the Holy Spirit, but wrote
it based on a verse already written by the Prophet Joel, which the Holy
Spirit had made Paul understand. If we read Joel 2:32 at that time they did
not know the word ‘Jesus’ which is an English word, nor the Greek word
‘Iesous’. The people who knew Jesus during His time on earth may have never
used the word Iesous to refer to Him, they called Him Joshua or Yeshua in
Hebrew or Aramaic respectively. It was later when translating the
scriptures into Greek they used the name ‘Iesous’.

In Acts 19 we read evil spirits speak the name Jesus when the vagabond Jews
who did not know Jesus were performing exorcism by taking the names of
Jesus and Paul. This challenging did not happen the first time, they were
successful a few times and that got them famous, but it happened one day
the evil spirits did question them. We need to note the evil spirits did
not ask them if they personally knew Jesus or Paul of had knowledge of
them, they asked the vagabond Jews ‘who they are’ meaning in what capacity
were they taking the names to command the evil spirits to leave.

We need to differentiate between natural name and spiritual name. We may
have many natural names but each one of us has a unique spiritual name in
the whole of humanity. When God stated He has written our names in the Book
of Life it does not mean our natural name but means our spiritual name.
This name is not a word but who we are (the final us). We read scriptures
which say there is power in the Name of Jesus, it does not mean by just
saying the word ‘Jesus’, miracles will happen. It is only when we
acknowledge who Jesus is that we experience the power. Scriptures also say
‘put on the Lord Jesus’ that does not mean to write the name Jesus on our
bodies or dress like Him but tells us to become more Him and less our
carnal selves.

Let us understand when we say we believe in the salvation in Jesus Christ,
it does not mean by knowledge but means by relationship. We need to
understand the importance of having a relationship with Christ and unless
we do not have that relationship we cannot be sure of our salvation. Jesus
gave us His Spirit so that His Spirit can help us to be more like Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God. The Heavens are a holy place and nothing corrupt
can dwell before your presence. Lord we pray we understand unless are was
transformed in spirit we cannot have access to Heaven. It is You who works
in us and through us to transform us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Joel 2:32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name
of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be
deliverance, as the LORD hath said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall
call.

Ac 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name
of the Lord shall be saved.

Ro 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for
the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Acts 19:13-16
13 Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call
over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We
adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth.
14 And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the
priests, which did so.
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.

Mark 3:10-12
10 For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to
touch him, as many as had plagues.
11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and
cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

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