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Post  Admin on Fri 09 Dec 2016, 10:27 pm

Sexual immorality

1 Corinthians 5:9,10I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company
with fornicators;not at all meaning with the fornicators of this world,
or with the covetous [greedy] and extortioners [robbers], or with
idolaters [worshiping false gods]; for then must ye needs go out of the
world:

Yesterday in one of the Whatsapp group someone had posted a message on
sexual immorality of how a girl needs to dress or behave and I saw many
(manly men) were very happy with the post and some were interested to
have in different languages so they could share it with people who did
not understand English. At times I have brothers who look more at the
dress of the sisters worshipping on the stage and commenting than giving
yield to the worship

Yes, the way we dress (including boys) is very important. Inappropriate
dressing sense can make one an ambassador of lust. It is not about the
amount of skin / muscles one displays but even a person fully covered
can be erotically dressed. Sadly people think comments like being sexy
means being beautiful, they do not understand being sexy means being
appealing to have sex with, is that the comment we desire?

Sexual immorality is surely bad but Paul in his letter wrote worse than
these are the ones who are spiritually immoral. In today's message we
see Paul reminds the people of Corinth about his previous letter (which
is not in the Bible) not to keep company with sexual immoral people, he
goes on to specify not those who are weak in the flesh but those who are
immoral in the spirit. He goes on to specify what kind of people he is
mentioning and he includes those who are greedy, those who rob others,
those who worship other gods. Paul says we should not socially associate
with them, meaning we can minister to them privately but do not be seen
associating with them in public.

Of late I was shocked to know in ministries and in Churches we have
Christians we boldly rob not only people in name of business but also
the ministries or churches itself stating they will compensate later. It
baffles me how they face God with what they do? How do they stand in the
name of the Lord before people being aware of their deeds? Such people
can exist only if they make themselves immute or spiritually dead.

Also about worshiping other gods, Paul was not writing to non-Christians
but to Christians. We see many Christians in the name of traditions or
festivals take a holiday from Christianity to worship other gods. I am
not talking of 'non-Christian' festival but of so called 'Christian'
festival, which have no relation to God or His Christ or His Word - the
Bible.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God and You are Spirit. Lord in your Word, You
said if a person wants to enter your Kingdom they need to be born from
above, that is born again in spirit. Lord You look at us and test our
spirits, for our flesh will not be united with You but our spirits will.
You are a Holy God and You ask us your children to be holy. You did not
say to dress holy but to live a holy life. Lord we pray we discern well
in spirit and do not stumble...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 3:3-7

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except one be born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he
enter a second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.

7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born anew.

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Post  Admin on Wed 07 Dec 2016, 8:53 pm

God shows no partiality

Acts 10: 34, 35 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I
perceive that God is no respecter of persons: But in every nation he
that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him.

It is amusing when we see 2 Christian countries having a sports
tournament and both the teams are praying to God for a win and both
expect God to answer their prayer. There are times when one team is a
Christian team and the other is not yet the other team wins, does it
mean their god is greater or that God was sleeping!

Today's message tells us that God is not a respecter of persons. It does
not mean God does not appreciate man but means God is impartial to the
worldly difference in man. He only differentiates according to spiritual
values like those who fear Him or follow the path of righteousness.

We need to get it into us - NO MAN IS RIGHTEOUS (leaving for the Lord
Jesus Christ). In the Bible there are people like Job, Daniel and Noah
who were highlighted as exceptional righteous people yet Bible says in
time of trouble their little righteous could have saved them but not
saved anyone else. Even though we have lots of people stated are being
righteous yet Bible says 'none were found righteous'. It is those who
walk the path of righteousness are called righteous but they have not
reached any mark of righteousness to be really considered righteous.

Righteous is one who is without abomination. We who have sinned, but
because we seek the righteousness of God by trying to follow His ways
are called righteous [seekers of righteousness]; even though we continue
to sin yet our efforts to walk in His ways are appreciated.

What is very important to note in the very next verse Peter mentions
about Israel. Almost 90 percent of Christians consider Israel to be
God's love country - thus making God a partial God, a respecter of man
thereby going against scriptures and ultimately making God a liar.

Peter says God did choose Israel as the first nation to give His Word
and give the Good News of the Lord Jesus Christ, but then He did not
stop there. He sent the same Word and Gospel to all the nations.

For God every human is the same, since He created them. He is partial
only to those who fear Him and seek His righteousness and not because of
their race, color or place of origin. Paul himself was more Roman than
Jew since his father was a Roman. He hated being Roman therefore took on
his Jewish name Saul but when he came into the light of the truth he
understood his place of origin was irrelevant nor his race so he changed
his name to his Roman name Paul (which means little), as given by his
father.

You may be born in an XYZ country but you are no less than an Israelite
in the eyes of God. He is looking not on your country of origin nor your
race. He looks at your heart, your priorities in life and where He and
His Kingdom fit in them.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and Creator of the whole universe; all that was, is and
will come is already created by You. Lord when You created You made all
mankind the same, differences is what man's doings got him into. It is
man and his deeds that created nations and races. Lord we pray we
understand You love each and every one the same but your Face shines on
those who fear You and seek your righteousness. Help us Lord to know who
You are, so that there is fear in us and also help us know how important
it is to seek your ways...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 10:34-36 [ESV]

34 So Peter opened his mouth and said: “Truly I understand that God
shows no partiality,

35but in every nation anyone who fears him and does what is right is
acceptable to him.

36As for the word that he sent to Israel, preaching good news of peace
through Jesus Christ (he is Lord of all),

Ezekiel 14:14though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it,
they should deliver but their own souls by their righteousness, saith
the Lord Jehovah.

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

John 3:16-21

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

17For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that
the world through him might be saved.

18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not
is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the
only begotten Son of God.

19And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

21But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be
made manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Romans 10:12For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek: for the
same Lord is Lord of all, and is rich unto all that call upon him:

Galatians 3:28There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither
bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man
in Christ Jesus.

Colossians 3:11where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and
uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is
all, and in all.

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Post  Admin on Tue 06 Dec 2016, 5:23 pm

Belief in the unknown

Acts 8:9, 10 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime
in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria,
giving out that himself was some great one: To whom they all gave heed,
from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.

One of the ministries I am connected to is Apologetics. Apologetics is
actually not a ministry it is about answering a person having a question
in a way that the person can understand. Like Paul suggested, speak to a
Jew as a Jew, a Roman as a Roman and a gentile as a gentile. So it is
about learning their belief and their traditions and then exposing their
vanity, but this is done only after having a strong foundation of the
Christian belief, because one of the prime reasons of apologetics is
defending an attack on our belief.

We as Christians are all called to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
When we are ministering to people who quickly repent and accept the Lord
then there is no need of apologetics, it is only when they have
questions or when they question our Gospel or the Bible we need to be
ready to answer.

An apologetics group I belong to is having a program this Saturday on
the topics Atheism and Yoga, so I was putting info of the same on
various social media networks. On one such network a 'Christian'
(Catholic to be precise) stated that 'Yoga is only a tool to help us
experience the Kingdom of God which is within us', he went on to state
'the Bible talks about the KINGDOM OF HEAVEN but does not tell you on
how to seek it and experience it and get its benefits'.

Today's message talks of a person name Simon who was into what is called
sorcery. Now this term does not mean magic or witchcraft as children
stories define it. The Greek term Magos meant study of the unknown. Yoga
is one such unknown field that is why there is so much mysticism
attached to it. It is only when we study and understand the belief and
the science behind it becomes easy to expose it.

Later we see this man Simon saw the miracles that Philip did and
realized his science did not stand anywhere to what was done in the Name
of the Lord Jesus Christ that caused him to give up his science and
accepted Christ.

Let us like Philip manifest the Gifts of the Holy Spirit to bring down
the unknown and wisdom is also one such Gift. Let us destroy the
mysticism behind the unknown and bring the darkness to light.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God. This world is created by You and everything
when You created it You did either in 'Your Kind' or 'Their Kind'. Lord
let us understand these things so that people seek You and not that is
'Theirs'.

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 8:9-13

9But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same
city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that
himself was some great one:

10To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying,
This man is the great power of God.

11And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched
them with sorceries.

12But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the
kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both
men and women.

13Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he
continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs
which were done.

Genesis 1:20-21

20And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving
creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the
open firmament of heaven.

21And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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Wisdom and Knowledge of Solomon

2 Chronicles 1:11, 12 And God said to Solomon, Because this was in thine
heart, and thou hast not asked riches, wealth, or honour, nor the life
of thine enemies, neither yet hast asked long life; but hast asked
wisdom and knowledge for thyself, that thou mayest judge my people, over
whom I have made thee king: Wisdom and knowledge is granted unto thee;
and I will give thee riches, and wealth, and honour, such as none of the
kings have had that have been before thee, neither shall there any after
thee have the like.

It is written no one could match the wisdom and knowledge of Solomon
during his time. He was so much famous that people travelled for days
and weeks just to meet him, sit in his presence and hear him. These
included not just ordinary people, ministers of various states but also
royals of various kingdoms.

Solomon was blessed not once but twice with wisdom and knowledge.
Today's message points to the second time he was blessed with wisdom and
knowledge. The first time he received worldly wisdom and knowledge, and
second time he received wisdom and knowledge to administer his people.
Along with wisdom and knowledge Solomon was blessed with wealth and fame
like no king had before him, nor after him. We see this prophecy is true
today, for there are so many movies made that talk of the wealth of King
Solomon by even people who hate Christianity or are Atheist - hating God.

Like every person I too used to admire the wisdom and knowledge of
Solomon, after reading the books written by him, especially the book
Songs of Solomon. People have no idea of the treasure that this book
holds but think it about some romance. But then if today God were to ask
me if I would want the gifts that He blessed Solomon with, surprisingly
I would refuse it.

All the wisdom and knowledge that Solomon had were a waste because he
lacked spiritual discernment. Solomon was a lover of beauty and that
caused him to possess the most beautiful things around him, his clothes,
his palaces, his throne, and also the temple he built for the Lord were
beyond description. He loved beauty so much that he married most of the
beautiful maidens he came across, even though they were of strange
beliefs, so much so the number wives touched almost a thousand. He was
not a pervert or man of lust that he married these women, but was a
collector of beauty that is why he had limited children though he had
almost unlimited wives.

Solomon without spiritual discernment but with unbelieving wives and
unlimited riches was a dangerous combination. His wives caused Solomon
to do the unthinkable that is to worship gods and goddesses which
Solomon knew did not exist. Solomon did what today we call as having a
secular approach to unbelieving people we care and love, respecting
their beliefs and their way of life.

It is written when Solomon died he was gathered unto his fathers /
people meaning he did not go to Hell and slept in the Lord, but on
Judgment Day will Solomon go to Heaven is a big question. It is written
even on his death God had a case against him for worshipping false gods
and that is why his generations were not allowed to rule as kings.

We need to understand the importance of spiritual discernment. Having
extra riches or extra worldly gifts like what we call 'talents' but not
having spiritual discernment is like giving a monkey a loaded gun, which
without intention he can hurt any person or even himself. Spiritual
discernment is like eyes to our spirits and it is our discernment which
will warn us and guide us in our spiritual walk.

Wisdom and knowledge is important but understanding is even more
important. In computers we can call knowledge as data, wisdom as the
program that processes the data and understanding as the output of that
program. It is understanding that builds spiritual discernment, not just
knowledge and wisdom.

Understanding can be received as a revelation from God or by study and
experience. It is our discipleship, our walking in the Lord that brings
about understanding of the Truth, not just studying His Word or our wisdom.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God who dwells in the Upper Heavens. Bible says no
being has seen You other that the Son but we will see You only when the
Truth abides in us and to have this Truth we need to follow Christ. Lord
we pray your people do not seek just knowledge and wisdom but seek
understanding. May they be aware of the dangers of having anything
worldly in excess even if they seem good...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Kings 4:29-34

1 Kings 11:4-13

John 8:31-32

31Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in
my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

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Separation in marriage

1 Corinthians 7:15 But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A
brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath
called us to peace.

One of the most unchristian things that has been happening is divorce.
We see even famous preachers divorce their wives or husband, and over
that they get married to another. There is nothing like divorce in
Christianity. Other than death, yes a husband and wife can separate but
this separation is only on very specific conditions like one which is
given today of being an unbeliever. This option is not something that is
recommended but available only when the other person does not want to
change at any circumstances. Even the other conditions eventually come
to this condition.

Many have raised finger at the Bible as being sexist with regards to
marriage due to Deuteronomy 24 which speaks of the law set for marriage.
When Jesus was questioned about this law He said it did not please God
to give such a law but because of the hardness of the hearts of the
people Moses did. So this is not a God given Law but a law which Moses
gave keeping in mind the principles of God.

One should understand if there are two Believers and there exist a
problem between them then that problem is not a problem that cannot be
solved since for God nothing is impossible. A problem is really a
problem when one or both the parties are truly unbelievers. One or both
have declared God as dead and not a living God. Note where faith does
not exist even Jesus failed to do miracles, for God does not force but
follows the free will principle.

One needs to firstly understand marriage is not about the two that get
married but about the purpose they get married and that purpose is
family. It was for this reason God forbid a man to leave his just
married wife and go to war, not just for a month or two but for a year.
He did that so for it was sufficient time to have a child and for the
husband to help in the initial stages of bringing up the child.

World tell us marriage is about romance and when two people love each
other they get married. If we see this in the Bible those who romanced
paid a heavy price. Love is what we need to do not only to our husbands
and wives or our children but to all our brethren. There are not various
types of love, love is just love and anything else is not love. We do
have more responsibilities towards our husband / wife and children that
cannot be denied.

Jesus said love one another as I have loved you, He did not say this to
a husband and wife. If we are called to love our brethren as Jesus loved
us then can we love our family more than Jesus? Either we are not
following Jesus or stating we are greater than Him!

When God created man and woman in spirit they were of the same gender,
there was no gender difference between them; they both were made in the
image of God. It was only when they were put in the flesh that the
gender difference arrived. Woman was made from the bone (character) of
man. So even though both have the image of God in the spirit yet in the
flesh they are different. God did this so as to understand the design
and image of things that are hidden. Marriage is one such covenant to
understand the relationship between God and man, therefore it is more a
role play and we need to do that with full honestly and respect. Paul
himself was not married or planned to get married but he understood the
covenant therefore instructed the people of Corinth about it.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. Even though in spirit man and woman are alike
yet You have made each differently in the flesh. You Lord have called
man and woman into marriage so as to understand the hidden things of the
Kingdom of God, You did not call them to behave like the animals who do
not marry nor are given in marriage. In Heaven we do not exist in the
flesh that is why in Heaven there is no marriage or any one given in
marriage since we will cease to be man or woman as we are on earth but
be like the Angels who are spirit beings. We pray Lord we understand the
covenant of marriage and its purpose. We pray You heal the faithlessness
of the people who are having problems in marriage...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Deuteronomy 24:1-6

1When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that
she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness
in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her
hand, and send her out of his house.

2And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another
man's wife.

3And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of
divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his
house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife;

4Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be
his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the
LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance.

5When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither
shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one
year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

6No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he
taketh a man's life to pledge.

Mark 12:19-25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Matthew 19:7-12

7They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a writing of
divorcement, and to put her away?

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

9And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for
fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery: and whoso
marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

10His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his
wife, it is not good to marry.

11But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they
to whom it is given.

12For there are some eunuchs [officials], which were so born from their
mother's womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of
men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the
kingdom of heaven's sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

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Resurrected from the dead

Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our
Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the
everlasting covenant,

In our previous message we saw the term ‘blood of Jesus’ symbolized His
sacrifice and in today’s message we read it was His sacrifice that was
behind His resurrection since the Greek word ‘anago’ translated as ‘brought
again’ means to lead or bring up to a higher place, in other words speaks
of resurrection / to rise.

After His death Jesus did go to Hell and He rose again on the 3rd day. He
went to Hell as our sin sacrifice since He took all our sins on Him and was
forsaken by the Father. In the book of Moses they laid their hands on the
sin sacrifice, and with Jesus they did the same when they placed the crown
of thorns on His head. Those who placed the crown on His head represented
us.

People think like Jesus we will resurrect in the flesh that means our dead
body will come to life. This prophecy was only for Jesus since His flesh
did not see corruption. We are born anew in the spirit not in the flesh;
our spirit is made uncorrupt not our flesh. Our body perishes here on earth
but our soul and spirit goes where it is due. If the person is a believer
in the Lord Jesus Christ then it goes to sleep/rest in Him (a place called
Grave) else it goes to Hell (a prison where it suffers its sins - in hell
no one punishes anyone, they punish themselves, meaning it is their own
sins that tortures them / burns in them like never dying coals of fire). In
Hell Jesus did not suffer since there was no sin in Him.

Our God is a just God; Bible says our sins were so much on Him that He was
forsaken by the Father, but God being Just could not keep Him in Hell since
there was no sin in Him so He was set free. Hell in the spiritual world is
the lowest level (farthest away or to the east from the Glory of God /
Throne of God). Grave is a level which is above Hell but below the level
that we who are alive in the flesh dwell (not physically up or down - note
earth is round and Hell is also not in the center of the earth).

If one understands resurrection it does not mean being raised from a dead
state but means raised from one level to another. Hell and death are
synchronous therefore it is written Jesus was raise from death /Hell. Also
the souls in Grave do not actually sleep they rest or wait there. Grave
unlike Hell is not a prison where the soul/spirit is bound. When the
Prophet Samuel died and was resting in Grave, Saul tried to communicate
with him. We see when Samuel appeared he was aware of things that happened
even after his death. Even when Jesus died it is written many of the
anointed (saints) resting in Him came out of Grave and appeared to people.

That does not mean those in Grave are freely allowed to appear to people,
Jesus in His parable of the poor man Lazarus and the rich man showed God
does not desire those resting in Grave to preach or witness but those who
are alive to do so; thus spirits that appear and claim to be the characters
in the Bible, like we find one that comes as Mary the mother of Jesus is
not the spirit of the real Mary but an evil spirit in disguise. God has
forbidden man (Adam) to communicate with lower spirits (like that of humans
or fallen angels) / those in Grave; Jesus Himself had to transfigure to
communicate to Moses and Elijah, He could transfigure since He had overcome
corruption. That is also the reason why we do not find any Nabi / Man of
God speaking to another dead Nabi / Man of God.

Bible says Jesus preached in Hell and all the souls who accepted Him also
rose. It did not mean they were roaming as ghosts nor did the go to Heaven,
but they rested in the level called Grave. When the Lord Jesus Christ comes
again we who are resting in Him will rise and will be judged. Those who are
found having the Truth in them that is abiding in the Will of God will be
clothed with the Righteousness of the Son and will enter Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God and a Holy God, nothing corrupt can dwell before
You. You Lord are transforming us from corrupt beings unto incorrupt beings
that hold your perfect image in us. Lord we pray your people understand the
importance of the Fruits of the Holy Spirit and without them we can stand
before You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Samuel 28:15-19

15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me, to bring me up?
And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the Philistines make war
against me, and God is departed from me, and answereth me no more, neither
by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I have called thee, that thou mayest
make known unto me what I shall do.

16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me, seeing the LORD
is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?

17 And the LORD hath done to him, as he spake by me: for the LORD hath
rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy neighbour, even to
David:

18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the LORD, nor executedst his
fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the LORD done this thing unto thee
this day.

19 Moreover the LORD will also deliver Israel with thee into the hand of
the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me: the LORD
also shall deliver the host of Israel into the hand of the Philistines.

Matthew 27:52-53

52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept
arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the
holy city, and appeared unto many.

Hebrews 9:26-28

26 For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world:
but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by
the sacrifice of himself.

27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the
judgment:

28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that
look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.

Matthew 25:31-34, 41

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

41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye
cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:

John 5:25-29

25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when
the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall
live.

28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are
in the graves shall hear his voice,

29 And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection
of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

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The unexpected

Romans 15:24Whensoever I take my journey into Spain, I will come to you:
for I trust to see you in my journey, and to be brought on my way
thitherward by you, if first I be somewhat filled with your company.

In today's message taken from Paul's letter to the Romans; he wrote that
he hoped to visit Rome on his way to Spain. Paul had great desire of
visiting Rome and had confidence of visiting Spain, but what really
happened is Paul got to visit Rome but did not get to visit Spain so the
unexpected happened but the expected did not [some Church 'fathers'
claim he went to Spain but it does not fall in the timeline of that
which is recorded].

We later see it was the Church of Rome which Paul planted that was
instrument in the expansion of Christianity throughout the world, even
though they corrupted the Word with their traditions but they did do the
job of spreading the Gospel of hope of salvation in Jesus Christ. By
Paul going to Rome he was instrument to fulfil prophecy, since it was
already written about this Church, its increase and its fall.

Everything Jesus did was to fulfil the Word/that which was written. If
we walk according to Jesus to fulfil that which is written then we would
not experience the unexpected.

In today's message the Lord is saying when we are in Him we cannot plan
things in the natural according to our understanding, according to the
situation that exist, as to what we see happening around, for God will
use us for the unimaginable thus we need to be ready for the unexpected.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. There is nothing that is impossible to You.
Your Word says You have plans for us which are good.Lord we pray we
abide in You so that all that You have set for us gets fulfilled in our
lives. Moses refused to go alone and speak to Pharaoh so Aaron
accompanied him and it was Aaron's children who were selected to be High
Priests, not Moses'. Lord we pray we realize the importance of abiding
in You even unto the unexpected...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Chronicles 29:18O LORD God of Abraham, Isaac, and of Israel, our
fathers, keep this for ever in the imagination of the thoughts of the
heart of thy people, and prepare their heart unto thee:

1 Corinthians 2:7But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the
hidden, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

1 Corinthians 4:5Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord
come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and
will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man
have praise of God.

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Selective hearing

Ezekiel 14:4, 5 Therefore speak unto them, and say unto them, Thus saith 
the Lord GOD; Every man of the house of Israel that setteth up his idols 
in his heart, and putteth the stumblingblock of his iniquity before his 
face, and cometh to the prophet; I the LORD will answer him that cometh 
according to the multitude of his idols; That I may take the house of 
Israel in their own heart, because they are all estranged from me 
through their idols.

You will find many Men and Women of God / Evangelist having a gift which 
they called as 'Word of Knowledge' which is basically hearing the Holy 
Spirit speaking unto them. This ability does not always come from the 
Holy Spirit at times even evil spirits / spirit of divination also give 
the ability to know things which are hidden. Christians who have gone 
deep into things like astrology, palmistry, tarot cards, face reading 
etc. will know that these are just gimmicks and the real thing behind 
all this are divination spirits.

The Greek word translated as divination is the word 'Puthon' which was 
the name of a mythological serpent /dragon in charge of guarding 
oracles. In Hebrew the word simply comes from the meaning 'prohibited'. 
Evil spirits are nothing but fallen angels and Angels are classified 
according to departments or the specialized task they do, their names 
are set accordingly. Evil spirits / fallen angels were 'marked' around 
the time of Noah's floods, meaning their powers were restricted. 
Believers are given authority to drive them away and bind the effect of 
their powers, but those who submit to them or to evil are affected by 
their powers. Therefore a preacher who craves too much for things like 
wealth or fame can also be under the power of a divination spirit. He 
may preach about God and at the same time operate under a divination 
spirit. We can identify this simply by looking at their fruits. No just 
their own growth but also of the people around them. Thus never blindly 
follow a person having the gift of 'word of knowledge'.

What is very important to note, most preachers today hear the Word of 
God with regards to people who are attending their preaching. How many 
times have you seen a preacher giving a word of correction to another 
Man or Woman of God, or to the Church? Does the Holy Spirit have nothing 
to say about those who labor in His Vineyard and are not bearing fruit? 
Unless we are assuming that everything is working perfectly.

In the Bible we find the anointed Men of God spoke a word from the Lord 
/ 'word of knowledge' more to the congregation and less to an 
individual, like todays word that came to Ezekiel for the people.

We think when we ask the Lord He speaks unto us, it is not that way. We 
see the Bible says the 'word came', but it also says 'the word' existed 
from the beginning, people think in sense of Jesus Christ as the Word; 
He was/is the manifestation of the Word. Psalm 105:19 says 'Until the 
time that his word came: the word of the LORD tried him'. So we see the 
word existed before it came to the person.

Everything is already spoken, when we tune into the Lord we hear what 
which is already spoken, speak unto us. God does not see and speak, He 
knows and knew everything, including the end result and thus everything 
is already spoken and already finished. We are walking into the finished.

During the times of Samuel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Ezekiel etc. we see people 
feared them for they spoke not only good words but more words of 
correction especially when people went far from God. Like we tune in to 
hear Word of the Lord about our personal lives or about the lives of 
others, let us also tune in to hear what the Lord has spoken with 
regards to the Church or those set to lead His people. Let us not make 
them our idols by lifting them up. We should at the same time discern 
which spirit is speaking unto us and the best test is the test of 
fruitfulness if what we hear does not edify then it is not from the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Omnipotent, Omnipresent and All-knowing God. Bible says You 
spoke in the beginning and what we are seeing today is that what You 
spoke. Lord we pray we do not seek only about ourselves but more about 
the Body of Christ. We see the Body is struggling, suffering and being 
persecuted. We pray we hear You and your Word unto the Church and those 
set to take care of it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 16:16-19

16And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed 
with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain 
by soothsaying:

17The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the 
servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation.

18And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said 
to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of 
her. And he came out the same hour.

19And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they 
caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers,

Jeremiah 36:1And it came to pass in the fourth year of Jehoiakim the son 
of Josiah king of Judah, that this word came unto Jeremiah from the 
LORD, saying,

Psalms 105:19Until the time that his word came: the word of the LORD 
tried him.

Psalms 130:3If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall 
stand?

Romans 16:17Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions 
and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.

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The Blood of Jesus

Acts 20:26Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure 
[innocent] from the blood of all men.

In today's message we see Paul speaks of being innocent of the blood of 
the people. We know Paul is not talking of actual blood but about the 
life / death and that too not natural death.

We see many Christians, when it comes to the words 'blood of Jesus', 
they take the word literally. They confess the blood of Jesus and do not 
realize the scripture speaks of the sacrifice of Jesus not actual human 
blood. We find people pray with words like 'I cover you with the blood 
of Jesus'. I do not understand what they actually mean? Are they 
spiritually pouring human blood! What angers me, is when they cover 
objects, properties etc. with the blood of Jesus; worse used the blood 
of Jesus to bind Satan or for protection from evil.

Scriptures like 1 Peter 1:2 which mentions about 'sprinkling of the 
blood', speaks about the symbolism of what the Jews did in OT with what 
Jesus fulfilled for us on the Cross, or 1 John 1:7 'cleansing of sins by 
the blood', speaks of the price of our sins being paid by the sacrifice 
of Jesus Christ and not actual sprinkling of blood nor washing using blood.

It is sad Christians do not know why Jesus died on the Cross. They 
believe He died on the Cross to defeat Satan. They glorify Satan to the 
level of God. Please understand Jesus' sacrifice saves us from death 
which is the consequence of our sins. The person whom Jesus saved us 
from on the Cross is not Satan but God.

Before we believed in the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ we due to 
pay for the consequence of our sins, which is death (death of the spirit 
in Hell by suffering our sins). By our faith in Jesus' sacrifice we are 
saved from the curse of Hell. When in sin we were enemies of God but by 
the sacrifice of Jesus Christ we are now Family and we can call God as 
our Father.

Please do not degrade the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. His Blood / 
Sacrifice is very precious and it saves us from the wrath of God as far 
as we remain [believe] in the sacrifice. Jesus defeated the plans of 
Satan in our lives and to deal with him [and his team] He will come 
again and lead us to close the chapter of the works of Satan once for 
all. Satan desired we be destroyed for he knew why God created us.

Let us understand we are called to be people of authority [mature in 
faith]. We are given authority over evil spirits, sickness and 
weaknesses and for that we do not need to bring in or invoke the 
Sacrifice / Blood of Jesus. We are told to just speak knowing who we are 
in Christ and exercise our authority.

[Prayer Starter]

Father God You are a Righteous God. Every wrong had to pay its price. 
But You being a merciful God, You paid the price for our sins through 
your Son Lord Jesus Christ. Father did this because You desire we be 
restored and be part of your glory in Heaven. We pray we understand the 
importance and purpose of your Sacrifice and give it due respect...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 6:53Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 
Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have 
no life in you.

Ephesians 2:13But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are 
made nigh by the blood of Christ.

Hebrews 13:12, 20

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

20Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, 
that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting 
covenant,

1 Peter 1:2Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, 
through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of 
the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.

1 John 1:7But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have 
fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son 
cleanseth us from all sin.

Romans 5:10For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by 
the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by 
his life.

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Hear, Your Lord God is One Lord

2 Thessalonians 2:16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our
Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and
good hope through grace,

If we read today’s scripture through the Greek text it may shake the
understanding of most Christians. The text starts with the words

Himself, but/moreover the Lord I Jesus Christ and the God, even our Father

What is amazing is the word ‘Himself’ is singular while the word ‘I’ is
plural in sense meaning ‘we’ and at the same time Jesus Christ, including
the Father are mentioned as Lord God. So the start of the verse would
render as follow.

Himself, moreover the Lord we Jesus Christ and the God, even our Father

What is more interesting is the person Holy Spirit is not mentioned here,
that does not deny His existence since He is the Spirit of the Son and also
the Spirit of the Father. So the 3 are 2 and the 2 are 1, remember when
Jesus described the Father, He said the Father is Spirit.

We see Christians (it started with the Catholics) have taken a pagan
definition ‘Trinity’ [Bible uses the term Godhead] and party applied it to
the relationship of the Father, Son and Spirit. It is not that they are
wrong (with the part that they apply) but it is also a fact that they are
not fully right. It is the case of the ten blind men who went to see the
elephant in a zoo and each one described the part of the elephant they
touched to objects that were known to them. So physically they were not
wrong but actually they were nowhere near the truth.

My journey to word study (Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic words) started with
trying to understand the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit.
It took me more than 2 years to understand (somewhat broadly since it is
impossible to understand God fully) the relationship between the Father,
Son and Spirit. This came only by understanding creation (the one we live
in) and also the Angelic world (Heavens), it purpose and it history. I
tried to explain many a times to people but always faced problems become I
need to first explain the other things before I do remotely touch the
topic. Paul too took time to understand and it is only in his latter
letters he is very clear in his definition. He also writes about it only to
the Thessalonians who were more mature amongst those he wrote to, that too
only in his second letter where he tries to clear their confusion on end
times.

NT has another scripture 1 John 5:7-8 which talks of the relationship of
the Father, Son and Spirit and used by many to justify Trinity, this is
actually not part of the original manuscripts since it was added about
1000years later so as to support the belief of the Trinity.

The problem with people today with understanding God is like the ten blind
men we try to understand their relationship in worldly ways, according to
what we know. My first step was the need to understand life in Heaven is
not simple like it is on earth one life one being [life /spirit itself is
an element not ability]. In Heaven there are complex beings like Cherubs
who have multiple lives (thousands of lives) yet are one being,
comparatively God is defined as infinite lives yet one Being, leave alone
the characteristics of the life’s ability to live eternally by itself
unlike the lives of the man, Angels or Cherubs. These characteristics also
give Him the ability to be omnipresent (time and space/Heavens).

Let us open our minds when it comes to understanding Heavenly/spiritual
things and not look at it according to earthly knowledge and understanding.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are called Ancient God for You existed before and beyond time;
before existence of all things. Lord we pray we do not try to understand
the things of Heaven by using worldly understandings. We pray we surrender
our understanding so as to be renewed in You. That we see things according
to You. Your Word says the things that You have set for us in Heaven are
beyond the imagination of man, but at the same time your Word says You
desire to open the minds and understanding of man to know them, especially
of those who diligently seek You in spirit and truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

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

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall
worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to
worship him.

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

John 13:3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his
hands, and that he was come [aorist tense - past, present and future] from
God, and went [returns - present active tense] to God;

1 John 5:7-8

7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word,
and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the
water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

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Flesh shall see destruction

1 Corinthians 6:13Meats for the belly, and the belly for meats: but God 
shall destroy both it and them. Now the body is not for fornication, but 
for the Lord; and the Lord for the body.

Today's message was not written to unbelievers but to believers since 
this problem is also between believers. In today's Christians this 
problem is very strong. It is not just about being foodies but also with 
other things for Paul uses the general word fornication and in the verse 
before says 'all things' pointing to all kinds of fornications.

The word fornication comes from the word to prostitute one's body. In 
the OT the Lord used this word more often for people who worshiped other 
gods. In the NT we see it is used more often for things like lust, 
worldly beauty, riches, power and other earthly personal desires. Paul 
also uses it in a statement where he says people will be lovers of 
themselves which including things like fame and social acceptance.

Fornication is one sin where the person uses one's body and these 
include things like:-

Lust of the flesh (unlawful sex like outside marriage, 
self-gratification of sexual desires)

Worshipping other gods - idol worship or even things like astrology or 
palmistry etc. connected to one's future

Worshipping oneself - fame / beauty / bodybuilding (done not for fitness 
but for looks)

Foodies - people who live to eat, who eat not for nourishment but more 
for taste and are obsessed with taste.

Some of the fornications are not sin like being a foodie or being 
obsessed with beauty / looks, fame but Paul warns these lead to the 
spiritual downfall of the person. He also generalizes all fornications 
as idolatry; idolatry of oneself and of objects like food, clothes, 
electronic gadgets, automobiles, property etc...

King Solomon was a man of great wisdom and great understanding, of both 
earthly and spiritual things yet his obsession to beauty caused him to 
marry hundreds of women. He did it not out of lust but out of obsession 
to beauty so he married any and every very beautiful damsel. This 
obsession caused him to spiritually fall and worship other gods.

We Christians are called to live sober lives, a life of needs and not of 
wants. We should know our priorities and set them in its proper order. 
We should never forget the fact we are just passing through this world 
and this life is very short while the life ahead is eternal. We should 
always remember the more earthly desires we hold on to, it will 
spiritually slow us down and may even restrict us not to enter Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You alone are God and there is none other than You. 
Lord we pray we understand the things seen are temporary and made to 
understand the things unseen. Lord we pray we do not get obsessed with 
the temporary seen and lose the permanent unseen. Help us always 
remember we are spirit being temporary dwelling in this body of flesh, 
the day we overcome the flesh we will gain the things of the spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 19:9And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, 
except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth 
adultery: and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.

Romans 1:28-32

28And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God 
gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not 
convenient;

29Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, 
covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, 
malignity; whisperers,

30Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of 
evil things, disobedient to parents,

31Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, 
implacable, unmerciful:

32Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things 
are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them 
that do them.

1 Corinthians 5:1-2

1 It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such 
fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one 
should have his father's wife.

2And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath 
done this deed might be taken away from among you.

1 Corinthians 6:18Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is 
without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his 
own body.

1 Corinthians 10:8Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them 
committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.

Colossians 3:5Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; 
fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and 
covetousness, which is idolatry:

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

1 Timothy 6:9,17-18

9But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into 
many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and 
perdition.

17Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, 
nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us 
richly all things to enjoy;

18That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to 
distribute, willing to communicate;

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Sexism or culture issue?

1 Corinthians 14:34Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it 
is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under 
obedience, as also saith the law.

On the 5th of this month in our message I had explained how Paul was not 
against feminine gender. But yet we see Paul was very blunt to tell the 
people of Corinth to prevent their women from speaking in the 
congregation and to keep silent.

Although in spirit man and woman are no different [1 Corinthians 
11:11-12, Genesis 1:27] yet it cannot be denied that in the natural that 
man and a woman are not the same. The woman whom we see today is not 
what God created but a woman which society has created. The mistake of 
Eve being the first to be tempted has taken its toll on all women across 
ages. In religions like Islam we see women are called a curse due to 
Eve's mistake and treated like lifeless objects, at times worse than 
animals. Also in religion like Hinduism we see women are considered 2nd 
grade citizens but ironically in all these religions women are 
spiritually worshiped or religiously lifted up. In Islam where a wife of 
Muhammad said it was a curse to be born a Muslim woman yet we see in the 
Quran women have two whole chapters dedicated them (Chapter / Surah 3 
and 18 - Mary). In Hinduism also where women have no rights in society 
and ill-treated for women issues yet we find female goddesses are more 
revered than male gods. They have traditions like in Nepal (a Hindu 
state) of female living goddesses but not male living gods.

In ancient pagan religions also where women had little rights there too 
you will find goddesses were given supreme importance, like in Babylon 
the Tower of Babel was a temple of a female goddess and make supreme by 
all religions that existed at that time.

In Catholicism which is considered a religion having a modern outlook in 
that too women are not given important religious posts but all Catholics 
pray to a woman more than God or Jesus, take example of the rosary or 
Novenas which are dedicated to Mary.

When God created woman she was called a 'strong man' but the consistent 
hammering of the woman gender has had its toll on the gender and it is 
today called the 'weaker gender'. This hammering has also had the other 
side effect of revolt and doing things in extreme in the opposite 
direction. Women who were made to cover up are today objects abused by 
over exposure, women who were forced to shut up today speak the most, so 
much so that we have words like gossip connected to that gender 
(although men also do it).

Paul was well aware of the cultural impact on women especially in 
Corinth which was a metropolis city and where all types of cultures 
mixed and culture revolt was also common. When Paul wrote to advice 
women to remain shut he was very specific that he was referring to the 
women of Corinth for he uses the words 'your women'. Paul did not 
mention anything of this to the people of any of the other places, he 
wrote on the same only to Timothy who was a mentor to the people of Corinth.

In the OT we see God too was aware of this culture issue and even though 
man and woman wore the similar design of clothes which was a long gown 
/robe the only difference between them was the length of the gown yet we 
see God gave a commandment that woman should not wear clothes of a man 
nor a man of the woman. If this commandment was to be expanded it would 
mean women not to wear short dresses and man not to wear long dresses. 
It was more to do with social outlook than the length of the dress since 
God hated the (spiritual) nakedness of man as much of the women. God was 
simply saying women and men behave yourselves and not to behave like the 
other.

In the Bible like in Proverbs 31 verse 10 onwards which shows an ideal 
woman did almost everything that man did and also more.

Like I specified in my earlier message a spiritual mature woman is a 
(spiritual) Son of God and spiritually immature man is a (spiritual) 
daughter. Only spiritual Sons inherit the Kingdom of God (Heaven). So 
the sexism in OT is more related to spiritual gender and thus a shadow. 
God did not and does discriminate between natural genders but also does 
not support extremism.

In today's message God is telling us to be aware of the culture of the 
people around us at the same time keep the valued of Christianity in 
place. We are called not to do things that cause hurdle for others to 
come to Christ. Christianity is not a new age religion but a 
relationship started from the time of beginning of creation but 
manifested in Jesus Christ. Paul knew about this therefore among Romans 
behaved like a Roman and among Jews as a Jew.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You are Spirit. You Lord look at the spirit and not 
the outlook of man. You Lord can see all things within us and nothing is 
hidden from You. Lord when You created man You created both male and 
female in your image yet You made them naturally different for You 
desired us to know of the relation between You and man. Lord we pray we 
understand and respect this relationship...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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Deuteronomy 22:5A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, 
neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these 
things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.

Deuteronomy 22:5A woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, 
neither shall a man put on a woman's garment; for whosoever doeth these 
things is an abomination unto Jehovah thy God.

1 Corinthians 11:12For as the woman is of the man, so is the man also by 
the woman; but all things are of God.

1 Timothy 2:12But I permit not a woman to teach, nor to have dominion 
over a man, but to be in quietness.

1 Corinthians 11:11-12

11Nevertheless neither is the man separate /different than the woman, 
neither the woman separate /different than the man, in the Lord.

12For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; 
but all things of God.

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

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Dwelling of the Holy Spirit in us

2 Timothy 1:14 That good thing which was committed unto thee keep [to 
guard] by the Holy Spirit which dwelleth in us.

From small age the concept of God dwelling in us always intrigued me. I 
always wondered how and where inside me does God dwell. People said in 
my heart and being scientific minded I believed they were just saying 
for the sake of it and did not really mean it.

Later I found people saying God dwells not directly in the physical body 
but in our spiritual body, so I thought they were referring to the 
inner-man. But when God explained me the constitution of the inner-man, 
its different parts and how they function then I saw there is no place 
in the inner-man that God could dwell directly.

Having charismatic experiences in the past I have seen the power in the 
knowledge of God dwelling in us. So the fact God dwells in us could not 
be denied but how was never understood. How God who is so holy dwells in 
us unholy beings was challenging. It was only when I started 
understanding God and especially the Holy Spirit that I started 
understanding how God dwells in us.

In today's message Paul says the good things that are in us are guarded 
by the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.

People say Jesus dwells in us - this is a wrong fact. Jesus cannot dwell 
in us, scripture says He has ascending to the Father and will come again 
at the end. The Name of Jesus can dwell in us and His Spirit / Holy 
Spirit can dwell in us. Thus when we say Christ dwells in us or we are 
in Christ, we do not speak of Jesus dwelling is us but His Name and His 
Spirit dwelling in us.

Name refers to the character or the nature of Jesus and we can say we 
are in the Name when we start to live a life as to what Jesus asked us 
to. But if we live a life contrary to Jesus then there's no way we can 
say we are in Jesus Christ or have His Name.

The word Spirit means breathe of life (we always take the Hebrew 
meanings when it come to the Biblical words since Jesus and the Apostles 
also spoke Hebrew - Hebrew being the language of the Temple, but to the 
public they spoke Aramaic). Breathe of life in other words means life. 
Like our inner-man, our spirit / life is not a property or ability but a 
part of us, an identity in its self and it has its own characteristics. 
There are different types of lives, we as humans are simple life forms 
(scientifically similar to unicellular life) and are similar to Angels. 
There are beings in Heaven who are complex live forms (multi-lives yet 
one living being) like Cherubs (they are thousands of lives in one 
life). All created being have definite / limited life yet can live 
eternally for in Heaven there exist means to live eternally (through the 
Tree of Life). Thus only in Heaven we can have eternal life.

When it comes to God one cannot even comprehend Him for unlike created 
beings God has life within Himself meaning life is unlimited both in 
capacity and quantity so much so that He is called Life / Spirit, He 
personifies life. All created life came from Him even though they have 
limited life (humans live for thousands of years). Unlike created being 
God the Son was not created but was part of God (the Father) / came from 
Him thus He existed since the beginning and has the ability to have life 
in Himself like the Father.

The Lord is telling us when He gave us His Spirit it meant He gave us 
His Life; that means we are to become a new being totally transformed. 
We are to live our lives not like what we were but the Nature (Name) of 
God should manifest in us. This happens gradually as we grow in the 
Spirit, as we walk the path the Spirit of God leads us, at the end of 
the walk we fully become Sons of God meaning having His Life thoroughly 
manifested in us. Although we are not limited the Spirit yet the 
receiving is gradual.

Today God is telling us there is goodness in us because the Life/Spirit 
of God protects it in us. He also says we need to grow in His Spirit so 
that this goodness also grows and that we become more and more in 
Christ, having power in His Name.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are God and You are Spirit. Lord we pray we understand it is 
only when we live our lives like You that we become your Sons. True 
worship is when we live our lives like You. We know Lord You desire us 
to live eternally in You thus You made a way for Heaven by giving us 
your Spirit after paying the price for our sins. We pray we grow in 
Spirit and be more of You and less of us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

John 3:3,5-7

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 
Except a man be born again [from above], he cannot see the kingdom of God.

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except one be born of 
water and the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God!

6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the 
Spirit is spirit.

7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again [from above].

John 3:34For he whom God hath sent speaketh the words of God: for he 
giveth not the Spirit by measure.

Acts 2:32-35

32This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.

33Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received 
of the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he hath shed forth this, 
which ye now see and hear.

34For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The 
LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,

35Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

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

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We are ordained

Acts 14: 23And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and 
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they 
believed.

We see in today's message that Paul and Barnabas formed Churches and in 
every Church they ordained elders. Ordaining would mean basically an act 
of laying hands on the person and praying over that person and infilling 
the person for the task set for that person.

When we go into the Greek word and its root we see a whole universe of 
understanding. I used the word 'universe' because the word is somewhat 
related to it.

The Greek word translated as ordain is 'cheirotoneo' and it comes from 
the word 'cheir' and this word is figuratively applied to God 
symbolizing His might, activity, power

a) in creating the universe

b) in upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one)

c) in punishing

d) in determining and controlling the destinies of men

So when we ordain a person he or she is a new creation and instruments 
in the creating, upholding, correcting and guiding those given unto that 
person or the task set unto that person. This is not concerning things 
or institutes but concerning life, since creation is all about life.

The Bible says the Lord has ordained us who believe in Him as 
Royal-Priest. Thus we are called to be people of authority and a holy 
people separated unto His holy works. We also are ordained to preach, 
heal and cast out demons and above all we are ordained to bear fruit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. When You created the world You had a purpose 
and You set the purpose above all, including yourself. Lord, we pray we 
understand our purpose in You be set above all and we who are ordained 
in You have power and authority...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Corinthians 7:17But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord 
hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

Mark 3:14-15

14And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he 
might send them forth to preach,

15And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

John 15:16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained 
you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should 
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may 
give it you.

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Foolish to glorify oneself

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled 
me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I 
behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

As a Man or Woman of God one needs to be very careful not only when 
people praise you for the things God has blessed you with, but also when 
people pull you down for the areas of lacking.

When people praise, one can start to have pride in the works of one's 
hands or on one's 'talents' [Bible uses the word 'skill' and not 
'talent']. It is foolish when one takes credit for the result of one's 
efforts. The only thing we can remotely take credit for is the efforts 
and not for the result.

A farmer sows and does his best to get a good harvest. He may max choose 
favorable seeds, favorable time and favorable soil, but the rest he 
depends on God to do. Even a doctor would do as much he has learnt and 
the skills he has the rest he depends on God, for he does not know if 
the case would get more complicated or may improve. He just hopes for 
good result. The same with Men and Women of God who do their best as to 
what they know or have experienced the rest they trust on God to do, so 
there is no real credit that one can take. Taking credit would be like a 
vessel taking credit for the tasty food cooked or served in it.

The other side of the coin is also dangerous when people pull one down 
and this is what led to Paul saying he become a fool falling for it. 
Pulling someone down can cause one to feel useless or can even cause the 
person to glorify in what one has.

Paul had a big problem with public speaking and all that knowledge and 
understanding he had, he could not put forward in public like he could 
do through his writing. The people of Corinth would compare Paul to 
Timothy who at that time was his student. Timothy was an Evangelist and 
had inbuilt ability to hold or drive people in public meetings. Paul did 
not always having problem to express for at time he did a good job at 
meetings but generally he did fail terribly. This negative comparison 
caused Paul to boast about all the revelations and understanding he was 
blessed with to the people of Corinth. Later Paul realized it was a trap 
that caused him to become a fool.

Let us remember temptation may not always come through the back door, it 
may also come through the front door as a confrontation. Let us always 
remember who we are and what our limitations are. It helps to always 
remember one's weaknesses for this acknowledgement will always keep us 
strong in the Lord. It is for this reason God told the Israelites to 
keep a pot of Manna that first fell in the Ark of Covenant so that they 
always remember that moment.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You alone are worthy of all praise and worship. 
Lord let us always remember what we were before we came to know You and 
were blessed in You. Let us not glory in our selves or be driven to 
glory in ourselves. Help us to always discern the ways of evil and 
remain rooted in humility in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 16:31-36

31And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like 
coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an 
omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread 
wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth 
from the land of Egypt.

33And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna 
therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.

34As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, 
to be kept.

35And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came 
to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the 
borders of the land of Canaan.

36Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

2 Corinthians 11:6But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; 
but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Corinthians 12:6-10

6For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will 
say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above 
that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.

7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the 
revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger 
of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

9And 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.

10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when 
I am weak, then am I strong.

11I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to 
have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest 
apostles, though I be nothing.

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Church money

John 8:21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek 
me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

Today's message we see Jesus saying the people He was speaking to were 
people who would not go to Heaven but will die in their sins. These 
people He was speaking to were not pagan worshippers but people who 
worshipped YHWH. They were Israelites and Jews in particular (Samarians 
also were Israelites but from northern Israel). We find many people 
still think just because one is born in Israel or has blood connection 
to a Jew the person is God's chosen people, they do not realize they 
negate the Gospel by their belief.

No person and means 'NO PERSON' can go to Heaven if they do not believe 
in the Savior and keep the Will of God. Even those before Jesus came as 
man, when they died it is written all did not sleep in Him / gathered 
unto their fathers, only some did and it is documented who did and who 
did not. They will rise with us on Judgment Day to enter Heaven.

What is interesting is Jesus was sure of all those around Him as to that 
they would not enter Heaven (even though He said He did not come to 
judge). If we read closely the previous verse it is specified in which 
part of the synagogue Jesus was teaching / preaching and that was the 
treasury, a place where money / tithes was counted.

We will always see a debate when it comes to money and doing God's work. 
Many make money a greater 'god' than the Lord, for they feel helpless if 
the former is not there. It is very normal to see Pastors or Preachers 
say 'white lies' or non-factual statements when it comes to money. They 
feel it is necessary so that people be encouraged to give and get 
blessed. Honestly most of the time they are least concerned of the 
people getting blessed but concerned more of themselves getting blessed.

It gives me the creeps and saddens me when I see what happened behind 
stage during evangelical events. Every Preacher and Worshipper gets an 
envelope and everyone knows how much to put in that envelope. The more 
the crowd they draw the fatter the envelope gets. The sickest thing 
happens when the Preacher or Worshipper demands a price or forcefully 
takes his or her share.

Are they doing wrong? No. They have a right to the share, but will these 
people go to Heaven is a question they need to ask themselves. If we 
read today's message Jesus says NO. Even if remotely these people do 
enter Heaven surely all the labor they did on earth would not benefit 
them for they have already received the reward of their labor on earth 
itself.

It is very easy to identify these people. You will see they make 
disciples for themselves and not for Christ and you will find the same 
lot of people around them for years to come. Would you call a teacher a 
good teacher who has the same student for years and years?We are called 
to build people and send them off to do the Will of the Father like 
Jesus did to His disciples. Look at the lifestyle of these people, as 
they become popular, you will see their anointing growing but character 
or Name of Jesus decreasing. Anointing and being a Man / Woman of God 
are not proportionally related. Balaam was a much anointed prophet, but 
was hated by the Lord, so also was Satan an anointed Cherub.

Our Heavenly value depends not on how many are gathered around us but 
how many we have sent out.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Spirit and your Word says no flesh can exist in your 
presence. You Lord are Holy and any person filled with desires of the 
flesh will not be able to have union with You. Lord we pray we overcome 
the desires of the flesh and we know the difference between our needs 
and our wants when it comes to things of this world. We pray we gather 
riches that are Heavenly and never lack in things that are earthly for 
You Lord are our provider...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 8:20-21

20These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: 
and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, 
and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

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

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious 
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, 
because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's 
work of what sort it is.

14If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall 
receive a reward.

15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he 
himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Matthew 7:21-24

21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in 
heaven.

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in 
thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done 
many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity.

24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I 
will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

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Who desires Callings?

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them 
prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

We see preachers love to address themselves as Prophets and Apostles 
even when they do not have the Calling. Ask them to define the 
difference between the Callings and they will be confused. Leave alone 
defining the Callings, most cannot even name all the Callings and 
believe in the 'Five Fold Ministry'.

Everything in the Church is built around the Spirit of God. Jesus made a 
way for us to receive the Holy Spirit by paying the price and making 
peace between us and God. He said the Holy Spirit would lead us to all 
truth and help us walk The Way (become like Him - Sons of God). Even 
Callings are related to the seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit. In the 
Bible God Himself says 'By My Spirit' showing the importance of the Holy 
Spirit is the salvation of mankind.

Today's message says God in His wisdom sent Prophets and Apostles, and 
also allowed some of them to be killed or persecuted.

Among the Callings the higher the Calling there are higher chances of 
being persecuted more and even martyred. The top 3 Callings after Christ 
(the Head) that is of Apostle, Prophet and Teacher experience the most 
persecution.

In the Tabernacle there were 2 types of vessels - some made of gold and 
some of silver. Even though they were made of different material yet we 
see for God both were holy and very precious. They were kept together 
and used alike. So other than Callings there are other roles in the Body 
of Christ which also are holy unto the Lord, these support the Callings 
and do a large amount of basic, ground work for the Kingdom of God.

Today the Lord is telling those who desire high Calling, 'are you ready 
to face persecuting or even lose your life for My Kingdom'?

When someone does an honest job in their Calling there are very high 
chances of displeasing people. If Apostles were true Apostles we would 
been having hundreds of Churches getting planted every day; if Prophets 
were true Prophets then we would have seen the fear of God in the hearts 
of the people both among Believers and non-believers; if Teachers were 
true Teachers we would not been having Manna (unknown food) but having 
fresh streams of Living Water flowing every day and people would have 
been renewed in faith and understanding day by day.

Calling or simple laborer of the Lord is not what one chooses but what 
God has already chosen us for before we were created. It is not that 
people with higher Callings would be rewarded more and others less; 
reward will be according to the quality of work done. In fact those in 
Callings have greater pressure to perform more, since if more is given 
then more is expected.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are All Knowing God and nothing is hidden from You, not even 
time can hide things from You. In your wisdom Lord You allow things for 
You work all things for goodness of your people. Lord we pray we 
surrender to the plans You have for us and concentrate more on doing a 
quality work instead of cheap quantity work...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Revelation 1:4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be 
unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to 
come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

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

Isaiah 11:2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of 
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of 
knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Revelation 4:3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a 
sardine stone: and there was a rainbow [seven colors] round about the 
throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

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Gender discrimination!

1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority 
over the man, but to be in silence.

We never find Preachers or Pastors speak on this topic in the presence 
of the congregation. They may do so in small gatherings but would not do 
so in a large out of fear of angering the women and also a large section 
of the men who believe in gender equality.

We find only in some letters Paul talks on this topic and in both places 
Paul is referring to things concerning the Church. So did Paul believe 
in gender discrimination in the Church or things concerning spiritual 
matters?

People forget the person (human) who ministered Paul to be more perfect 
when he initially came into the Lord was a woman named Priscilla. 
Whenever Paul took the name of the husband and wife in his initial 
letter he took the name of the husband and then the wife but latter he 
names the wife before the husband since she was the more spiritually 
mature between the two.

Paul never had a problem with women being ministers. There were many 
women associated directly or indirectly with Paul. There were also some 
who headed congregations (in their houses - in those times they always 
met that way) and some who had a high Calling like that of a Prophet.

Does that mean Paul erred in today's message?

These scriptures like today's is not an error. We need to understand we 
have a natural gender and a spiritual gender. When God created man and 
woman in spirit both were of the same gender that is why the male gender 
is used for both in Genesis 1:27. Later when they were made in the 
natural they were made of the respective male and female gender. Man was 
created directly out of mud but woman was created from the bone of man. 
God used a bone of man for bone symbolizes character / nature 
(scriptures - God protects the bones of the righteous / none of Jesus' 
bones were broken).

Note the Hebrew word used for the natural woman is 'ishshah' which 
incidentally means 'strong and helpful man'. Also note the word El 
shaddai means 'strong breasted one' depicting God as our spiritual 
mother also, but we call Him Father only and not Mother.

In simple words to understand God we need to understand the design of 
natural man and to understand man we need understand the design of the 
natural woman. Only Sons of God [have the image of God] enter the 
Kingdom of God.

In today's message Paul is simply stating not to allow the spiritually 
immature to preach but only the mature to do so.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and although You alone are both our eternal Father and 
Mother yet you are referred to as Father only. Your Word says only Sons 
of God enter Heaven for those who are led by the Spirit / baptized in 
the Spirit enter Heaven. Lord we understand you created gender so as to 
understand the hidden things of the Heavens, we may not have a choice 
concerning our natural gender but we do have choice with regards 
spiritual gender. Lord may we pursue to be Sons in Spirit so that we 
enter the Kingdom of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]

1 Corinthians 16:19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla 
salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Romans 16:3Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

2 Timothy 4:19Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

Genesis 1:26-27

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and 
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of 
the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every 
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he 
him; male and female created he them [him - plural].

Genesis 2:7, 19-23

7And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into 
his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

19And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and 
every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he 
would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, 
that was the name thereof.

20And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, 
and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help 
meet for him.

21 And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he 
slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof:

22and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a 
woman, and brought her unto the man.

23And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: 
she shall be called Woman [ the Hebrew word means 'strong and helpful 
man'], because she was taken out of Man.

Romans 8:14,19

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

19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the 
manifestation of the sons of God.

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Consensual fasting and praying

1 Corinthians 7:5,6 Defraud [separate] ye not one the other, except it 
be with consent [agreeing] for a time, that ye may give yourselves to 
fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not 
for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of 
commandment.

Among Catholics they have an object which they identify with prayer and 
that is a Rosary. It is a sequence of beads on a string / chain. It has 
5 sets of ten beads separated by a single bead placed at a distance. The 
joint of the two ends has an offset with 3 beads and a crucifix hanging 
down from its upper tip.

Just because of the crucifix people think this object is Christian. Take 
out the crucifix and you will see this in almost all religions. By 
changing the cover does a book change?

As a Catholic I was in bondage of this object which claimed to help 
prayer but when as I started reading and studying the Bible I realized 
this object did contrary to that. This object in the name of helping to 
pray actually prevented people from praying, it successfully keeps 
everyone busy reciting ‘prayers’ without people praying nor 
understanding what they are reciting.

Coming from a staunch Catholic family we were not served dinner until 
everyone sat together and recited this rosary. But as I grew in spirit 
and in scriptures the Lord told me to concentrate on what I recited and 
investigate it with scripture. What I discovered astonished me and led 
the way to expose the evil behind this spirit called ‘Mary’ and this so 
called ‘Christian religion’.

Among Believers we too have a Rosary of our own. It is not physical 
beads and also does not include reciting. It is spiritual and does the 
same harm to our praying as the Rosary. You may be surprised when I tell 
you... Fasting and Prayer.

Fasting is good but by doing it we do not please God. Biblically fasting 
does not mean just abstaining from food, fasting can be done while 
eating regular meals but abstaining from things that distract one 
spiritually. Fasting is meant to help us concentrate and increase our 
faith, if that is not happening then better relook at it or stop it.

Christians have abused fasting by labeling it with skipping meals and 
they have got into righteous works which in turn has made them religious 
people. I have seen people spiritually hardened by regular, periodic 
fasting. They may come as humble and prayerful people but are actually 
the contrary. A great prayer warrior is not a person who prays long and 
loud but a person who prays short and quiet but gives great result.

At an event the organizers were planning to have a group of people 
praying continuously. I asked them cannot we have a hurdle pray before 
the event and if this continuous praying was needed, has God shut His 
ears to us, or are we praying to a deaf God.

We all know medicines are good if taken according to prescription by a 
doctor, but when we self-prescribe or take an overdose of medicines then 
they can be more harmful than not taking them.

Fasting and praying is good when a person is spiritually growing or 
struggling spiritually but if not done properly than it can be like 
poison or spiritual cancer.

In today’s message Paul advices fasting and praying with consensus but 
does not say he is spiritually led to advice this, he say he is doing so 
by his own human understanding.

Let us understand Jesus did the greatest things by His shortest prayer 
‘thank you Father’ and longest prayer when He struggled (Garden of 
Gethsemane before He was crucified). When faith is strong our prayers 
(requests) will be short. We surely can spend prayer time thanking God, 
fellowshipping with Him and praising Him but not banging at His door all 
day long. We, who hold the key (revelation) of His Kingdom, so let us 
use the keys to unlock all we need for our God has already provided us 
all our needs.

Just for note: Jesus’ fasting of 40 days in the wilderness was for 2 
reasons one so that He could be weakened and thus be tempted by Satan 
else Satan could not dare that. Jesus’ battle against this temptation 
which was same as which Adam and Eve went through helps us know how to 
overcome Satan ourselves (by the Word). Jesus also fasted in the 
wilderness for 40days so as to qualify as a Jewish ‘Rabbi’ so as to 
preach in synagogues (in line with Moses). He did not follow the school 
of Samuel which normal Rabbis did (like Saul was doing).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God who hears our thought and desires even before 
we speak them out. You Lord are our Provider and are All-Knowing thus 
You have already provided us with everything we need at the time of our 
creation. It is our faithlessness that keeps us from receiving them. 
Your Word says believe and you will receive, we pray Lord we grow in 
faith and become people of authority, like Jesus Christ was as man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 17:21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but 
by prayer and fasting.

[These were not part of the original Bible (Gospels) but were added 
later almost 1000 years later]

Matthew 6:16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad 
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto 
men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-17

14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the 
Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, 
as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the 
bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that 
which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is 
made worse.

17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, 
and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine 
into new bottles, and both are preserved.

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Father Abraham

Galatians 3: 8,9And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the 
heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, 
In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are 
blessed with faithful Abraham.

We Believers tell Catholics not to call any person 'father' other than 
our biological fathers yet we call Abraham our father, even though he is 
not biologically connected to most of us.

Bible says Abraham is our father by our faith in Jesus Christ. Since we 
believe in Christ and make Abraham our father, we receive the promises 
of Abraham. Similarly we also receive the promises of Isaac, Jacob and 
David among others through our faith in Jesus Christ.

Catholics may jump to justify calling their priests as their spiritual 
fathers. Can they do that?

We see Jesus Christ who is considered the head of the Church Himself did 
not ask anyone to address Him as father. He referred Himself as our 
brother but not as father. So are we wrong in addressing anyone as 
spiritual father?

In OT we see there were people who were not closely biologically related 
but were yet referred to as 'fathers' i.e. 'fathers of the 
congregation', 'chief fathers of the tribes'. What we see is they were 
never referred spiritually as fathers but more as administrative fathers.

Paul called Timothy and a few others as his spiritual sons but we do not 
see them addressing him back as their spiritual father. If they were to 
refer to Paul they would call him their Pastor and not as father. So a 
Pastor can have spiritual sons but he does not become their spiritual 
father. Other than biological fathers one can have administrative 
fathers but cannot have anyone as spiritual fathers. There are very 
selective people in the Bible who can be referred to as fathers and 
these are only those with whom a promise was given when God made a 
covenant with them. Now there were 7 persons with whom covenants were 
made and they are Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and Jesus. 
Now leaving for Moses and Jesus all the others had promises given unto 
them when the covenant was made (there is only one covenant renewed in 
stages and completed in Jesus Christ) that is why we can refer to them 
as fathers but not Moses or Jesus (the man) as fathers. In the case of 
Jesus, He is the fulfillment of the promises.

When we address any one as spiritual father we get spiritually bonded 
unto them and thus their promises and curses can be inherited. We may 
look at the promises but do we know of their curses. All curses are not 
broken at once, when one accepts Christ, some are but the rest need to 
be broken by the revelation of the sacrifices of Jesus Christ, so one 
needs to explore one's inner self and open areas in one's life for them 
to be healed.

When Jesus said call no man as 'Father' other than the Father who is in 
Heaven, he meant in sense of Creator, Provider and Protector for the 
Hebrew word 'ab' for father means generator or originator. Our 
biological fathers are not our creators; we were prophetically in them 
even before we were born in our mother's womb. The Greek word 'pater' 
for father also means protector, provider. Our biological parents may 
work for our needs but the provision comes from our heavenly Father.

When Jesus did not take the title of 'father' can any man do that? Other 
than our biological fathers we can only address to five human 
individuals as spiritual fathers (Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are our Provider and Protector. 
Lord, when You created us You provided for all our needs. When we bless 
each other we quicken or make available that which is already provided, 
we do not add anything ourselves. Lord we pray your people understand 
the meaning of calling any person their spiritual fathers. We pray for 
their eyes be opened and they be saved from spiritual destructions...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Numbers 31:26Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of 
beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the 
congregation:

Numbers 32:28So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and 
Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the 
children of Israel:

Numbers 33:54And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance 
among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, 
and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's 
inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to 
the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

Numbers 36:1And the chief fathers of the families of the children of 
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the 
sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the 
princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:

Matthew 10:20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father 
which speaketh in you.

Romans 9:10And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by 
one, even by our father Isaac;

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

Matthew 23:9And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your 
Father, which is in heaven.

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

1 Timothy 5:1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the 
younger men as brethren;

Hebrews 7:10For he was yet in the loins [hips] of his father, when 
Melchisedec met him.

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Justification by works

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

We always find a debate especially between Catholics and Believers on 
the topic of works. Catholics will say works is very important and it is 
works that justifies our entry to Heaven. The Believers will say it is 
not by works but by faith that we are justified.

I have always been seen as against Catholics but this one time I will 
side them not that they are right and Believers are wrong but because 
they are more right than the Believers.

Works are very important but the matter is what kind of works. Jesus 
said there will be those who will say Lord, Lord and they will say they 
healed people and done great works in His name but then Jesus will tell 
them that He does not know them for they did works of iniquity and not 
the Will of the Father. Jesus did not say believe in the Will of the 
Father but said 'DO' the Will of the Father.

Entry to Heaven is not by faith alone. Faith does qualify us to enter 
Heaven. Without faith none can go to Heaven, but faith alone does not 
enable us to enter.

Jesus is the Way but by standing on the way one does not reach a 
destination. We all need to travel the 'Way' to reach Heaven. So we all 
are called for great works but we need to also be aware of what kind of 
works.

In today's message Paul alerts us about works of the law. That means I 
do not go to Heaven by becoming religious. Because I do my religious 
duties I will not be eligible to enter the Kingdom of God. We also do 
not get to enter Heaven by doing righteous works. That means if I help 
people or serve their needs or give everything that I own to meet the 
needs of the poor, or even give all my life to serve the needs of the 
sick and hopeless it will not qualify me to enter the Kingdom of God. 
The works we are called to do is works of faith. James in his letter 
spoke of works connected to faith and not just any works. He said if you 
have faith then show me your works. Faith without works is no faith and 
works without faith is even worse since it leads to godlessness.

Jesus said He gave us His Spirit who is our Helper. It is the Holy 
Spirit who leads us to works of faith. That means we do all those things 
like helping the needy, the sick, the hopeless but not by our resources 
like our wisdom, our strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Note Jesus did not look after the sick but healed the sick and set them 
off. He fed the hungry but did not keep them with Him and continue 
feeding them. He spoke to them about the Father and how the Father is 
our provider, and thus enabled them to receive directly from the Father.

Let us understand we Christians are all called to good works that is 
works of faith through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not 
justified by works of law, or works of righteousness, or social works. 
Though in our works of faith we may do all those things yet it is not we 
who do it but it is the Lord who does it through us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty and Omnipotent God. There is nothing that You 
cannot do, for by your mere breathe You created this creation. Yet You 
Lord call us to works so that your Name be manifested in us and that 
those who do dwell in darkness, those who not know You may come to know 
You and will be drawn to the Light. Help us Lord to understand and 
discern works, led us to works of faith and You be glorified is us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Thessalonians 1:3remembering without ceasing your work of faith and 
labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our 
God and Father;

2 Thessalonians 1:11To which end we also pray always for you, that our 
God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of 
goodness and every work of faith, with power;

Romans 9:32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it 
were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Galatians 3:2This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by 
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

James 2:14What doth it profit, my brethren, if a man say he hath faith, 
but have not works? can that faith save him?

James 2:17-18,24

17Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

18Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy 
faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith.

2:24Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.

Matthew 12:50For whosoever shall do the will of my Father who is in 
heaven, he is my brother, and sister, and mother.

Matthew 7:21-23

21Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the 
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in 
heaven.

22Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in 
thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done 
many wonderful works?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity.

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Biblical Time

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

During the time of Jesus the Jews spoke Hebrew and Aramaic among
themselves, they only spoke Greek outside of Judea. That is why terms from
the NT need to be understood also in their Hebrew or Aramaic roots.

The word ‘yowm’ means day in both Hebrew and Aramaic. In Aramaic it means
the period between dawn to dusk or even the 24 hour cycle of the earth
around its axis. In Hebrew there is a lot of confusion on day because of
scriptures like in Genesis 1:5 where the Lord calls the light (daylight) as
day and then goes on to say evening to morning as a day. Now both seem to
contradict since evening to morning is night and not day. Also there are
scriptures which implies day as an indefinite period. So one can safely say
‘day’ in Hebrew is a period of time and this period matters to the point of
reference or context. Like in Genesis chapter, 1 without the creation of
the Sun and the Earth (which was created in the third day) one could not
have the earthly day yet we see the word day is used at the start of
creation of the universe. A Jewish scientist Schroeder enlighten us on the
exact period of each day of the various stages of creation in his book
titled ‘Science of God’.

For God time is just a factor He dwells beyond time. He sees the past,
present and future at the same time. Einstein put time as a dimension like
distance is in his 4 dimension theory of Relativity. Minkowski in his
space-time drawing which has the four sections puts past, present, future
as the three sections and the section fourth as ‘the moving observer’. Such
theories have given rise to fantasies of time travel.

In today’s message Peter states a day of the Lord is like a thousand years
and thousand years like a day is like saying many is one and one is many.
Peter is not using this as bases of a table of measure but give an idea how
vague the comparison of a time unit would be between our natural time units
and time units defined in God’s word.

Today God is telling us like we surrender our needs and our natural worries
unto Him, let us also surrender our time unto Him. If we lack time then He
can stretch it and if time is troubling us He can shorten it. He can
control time and give us plenty of it to meet our needs.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Omnipresent God who dwells beyond time. You are referred to
as Ancient of Days since You existed before time. Time came into existences
when You set creation into movement. Lor help us surrender time unto You so
that You who meet our needs would also extend time to meet our fulfillment.
You Lord will also shorten our times of trouble so that they do not crush
us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 21:31-32

31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the
kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be
fulfilled.

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.
And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the
heavens,

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Speaking the truth in love

Ephesians 4:14,15That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and 
fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of 
men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But 
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is 
the head, even Christ:

Paul speaks of how the Church is constituted on the basis of Callings 
and then as to those who do fulltime ministry (leaving family 
responsibilities) and those who support themselves, their families and 
yet serve the Lord, he says when this Body is in place one will not be 
tossed to and fro, nor be deceived; deceived by neither vague doctrines 
nor cunning craftiness since no more a child but mature in Christ.

It is sad that people have not understood the foundation of the Church 
and the Seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit and how they are related to the 
Callings, it is for this reason the Church has not matured.

It is an irony when we see preachers cautioning about the Beast and its 
mark when they themselves as following a system of the Beast. John 
warned about the Anti-Christ spirit and how it started operating even 
then. In the book of Revelation there are some clear verses on how the 
Lord hates the system of Nicolaitans. This Nicolaitan system was 
enforced in the Catholic Church and is in use even today in the Believer 
Churches.

Nicolas was a Jewish convert into Christianity even before Paul. He was 
a heretic by nature who merged Jewish beliefs and traditions into 
Christian Churches and later became self-proclaimed deacon. He was 
active during the times of the Apostles and later his system overtook 
the Christian Churches when the Roman beliefs also got merged with the 
formation of the Catholic Church in around 300AD. As far as the 
hierarchy of the institute goes it follows the Nicolaitan system.

Believers pounce on Catholic priests for calling themselves 'Father' but 
their own problem they do not see. Some months back a Preacher so 
rightly was preaching about Church leaders proudly using the title 
'Pastor' even though the word is an adjective which means a shepherd who 
leads his sheep (souls in the Lord). The word is used for every person 
who labors in the Lord and leads another in the Lord, but we have made 
it a title. Paul uses the word Bishop for one who administers to a 
congregation and is misused for a Bishop which is one of the seven 
Calllings.

The Greek word for love is 'agape' and in English it means more as 
charity, meaning something that builds or edifies another without 
self-gratification or benefit. People not knowing Greek take the 
conjugations of that word agape and assign different means to it, like 
agape (love) as 'God's love' and agapao (I love) as 'human love'. This 
misunderstanding has caused some to accuse Jesus of being a homosexual 
because He used the word 'agapao' to another man.

Today the Lord is telling us if we need to love (edify) the Church we 
need to get into the Callings for they are the different parts of the 
Body (the Church) of the Christ. Let us not follow the Jewish system 
which God allowed in the OT for Christ was not revealed, or Roman system 
which is a worldly system. Let us follow according the Callings the 
image of which we humans are made in.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord your wisdom is beyond measure and in your wisdom You made all 
things in an image so that we understand the things unseen. Lord You 
made man in your image so by understanding the physique of man we can 
understand the things of your Kingdom. We pray we build the Church as 
per your design and we root out the Nicolaitain system out of the Church...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 4:11-16

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; 
and some, pastors and teachers;

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for 
the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of 
the fulness of Christ:

14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried 
about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning 
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, 
which is the head, even Christ:

16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that 
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the 
measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of 
itself in love.

Acts 6:5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose 
Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and 
Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte 
[newcomer] of Antioch:

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

Revelation 2:6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the 
Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Revelation 2:15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the 
Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Mark 13:22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall 
shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

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What is love?

1 Corinthians 13: 2, 3And though I have the gift of prophecy, and 
understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all 
faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am 
nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I 
give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

In these days people have been talking a lot of love, especially due to 
a person who has been lifted up in society.

Some years back when I was sitting to write my regular book 
(comprehensive teachings) which I post on one of my websites I asked the 
Lord what I should write on, since some days back the Lord revealed to 
me lots on the end times and I thought He would tell me to write on the 
same. But then the Lord gave me the topic 'patience' and I was stunned 
for I though what is there to write on patience. But then submitting to 
the Lord I sat to do so. As I sat to start writing I could not write a 
word and this was for a long time. I thought I knew so much on it but 
when putting down on paper I realized I knew nothing on patience. People 
think patience is waiting, not being anxious but it is not. It also is 
not a Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Long Suffering is mistakenly translated 
as patience) but yet is the very connected to all the Fruits of the Holy 
Spirit. I am sharing this with you since same is the case with love. Man 
knows as much of love as a boy holding his stomach tightly and 
complaining he has a headache.

People think they know love for they think expressing one's emotions is 
love. They think selflessly serving someone is love. They think 
sacrifice is love. They do not realize these things do not define love 
even though these are part of loving a person.

Man did not know love and these include all mankind still Christ came 
and showed what love is. People think Christ dying on the crucifix is 
love but they are wrong. Even though Christ's love was manifested on the 
cross but yet Paul says love as 'He loved us first even though we did 
not know Him'.Paul did not mean just a few minutes or years but from the 
foundation of creation, when He became a sacrifice for mankind. People 
really have no idea of what that means and that is why they do not know 
the love of God. Since man does not understand love, some translations 
rightly translated Agape (Greek word for love) as charity.

God punished man many a times and utterly destroyed many but yet none 
loved man like He did. If love does not edify a person in the spirit it 
is not love.

I may give my whole life for the service of mankind and suffer great 
difficulties like Mother Teresa did but then if I did not save one soul, 
then is that love?

Paul puts love above all the nine fruits which man can grow (3 Fruits we 
receive as gifts) not because it is truly greater than others; he did it 
because without the others we cannot have love. So to have love we need 
the others it means if we have no faith we have no love, if we have no 
wisdom we have no love, if we have no long suffering we have no love etc...

Let us not measure the things of the Kingdom of God in worldly ways.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You alone are God and Almighty God. Man did not know love that is 
why they did not know You. You manifested love to man thus without You 
man did not, does not and will not know love. That is why your Word says 
You are love. Lord we pray people realize without You there is no love 
and when we do not lift You in our service, in our relations there is no 
true love...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 13:3,4

3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my 
body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity 
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1 John 4:7-8

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one 
that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:19We love, because he first loved us.

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Tempted? Off load

Acts 27:18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day 
they lightened the ship;

Today's commercial ships which are made of strong steel have engines 
that run at top speeds of 15 to 30 miles per hour (without cargo) but 
during large hurricanes and large cargo this speed may not be sufficient 
but without large weight it would have better chances. Even the largest 
ships however, like the 1,302 foot long, 170,974 ton container ship, 
Emma Maersk, can sink if she is beaten by massive waves for too long a 
period of time. The best deal for them is to beat the hurricane, but 
weight counters speed so to gain speed they need to lose weight.

We see in today's message when Paul was being taken to Rome on a cargo 
ship, it encountered a hurricane like storm and they had to off load the 
precious cargo so as to save the lives of the people.

In life we have needs and desires. Needs are the necessities of life 
without which we will have difficulties to survive. Desires are the 
things we want or have which make life more comfortable. Needs vary very 
slightly and grow with us very sluggishly. Desire vary very rapidly and 
multiple as we keep fulfilling them or have more exposure to the world.

In Greek the word used for tempted or tested is the same word 'peirazo'. 
Tempted or tested is the same, so one can be tempted and tested with 
both good things or with difficulties. The difference between both is 
the result, temptation leads to breaking or going against the 
Commandment or Will of God while testing builds us in Him. If one falls 
to a temptation one goes further away from God and if one overcomes 
temptation one becomes stronger in spirit. When it comes to testing if 
one passes a test one grows in the Lord but when one fails the test, one 
remains in the same position. Bible says Satan tempts and God tests. God 
is associated with testing the reason being failing a test of God will 
not lead to sin for God does not encourage sin in any way. Satan is 
associated with temptation the reason being the purpose of temptation is 
to led the person to sin. It is very difficult to distinguish between 
them without analysing the results.

Today the Lord is telling us we are like ships in a hurricane when a 
face testing or temptation. Like a ship we have necessity cargo which is 
our needs and then we also have commercial cargo which is our desires. 
In the times of great testing to survive we need to off load the 
commercial cargo which is our desires. We may love our desires and may 
even try to justify them as needs but we all deeply know our needs and 
our desires. If we cannot fool ourselves do we think we can fool God?

Like Paul advices in 1 Thessalonians 5:8 let us be sober and live a 
sober life. If we lead a sober life then we will do well spiritually and 
will be less tempted both in quantity and depth.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are light and your will is light. When we do your will we see 
light shine in us but when we go against your will we obstruct the light 
and cause darkness within us. Both spiritual light and spiritual 
darkness grows over time that is why our brother Paul advises us to flee 
from temptation. Lord we pray we do not carry too much natural desires 
and face fewer temptations...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Thessalonians 5:6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us 
watch and be sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:8But 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.

James 1:13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for 
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

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Wo is s Saint?

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the 
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

A few days back we saw the whole world go crazy with the Pope declaring 
Mother Teresa as a Saint. What saddened me was to see Believers also 
joined in this frenzy of posting pictures of her, glorifying her service 
to the poor.

She was indeed a person to admire for I had the opportunity to meet her 
more than once. This was not just a Hi hello but got to talk to her. I 
could hardly talk, she alone spoke for I was dumb struck by her 
humbleness and dedication to serve. Even today if I have to give any 
person an example of service to the poor or sick or the hopeless she 
would be the first person whose name would come on the tip of my tongue. 
But then is she eligible to be called a Saint, leave alone after death, 
even when she was alive?

We know Catholics call every Tom, Dick and Harry as Saint especially 
after their death. Believers may not consider her a Saint but they 
consider her an icon as a Christian. Was she really a Christian?

From my personal meet with her even though she came on as a sweet, 
humble person but to her staff (Nuns of her congregation) her name was 
enough to send shivers down their spine. I have no idea why but this was 
visible even in the short meeting. Since my first meeting was at one of 
her business meeting with my uncle, I could see another character of her 
which few saw. She did her NGO work like a true business woman; she did 
not request contribution but demanded contribution. She wanted to set up 
a center for people suffering from AIDS and at a time when people 
considered the sickness lethal and would keep meters away from anyone 
even thought to have it. With the media exposure and celebrity status 
she carried she would always have an upper hand in her discussions, 
hardly giving the other person an opportunity to talk or think 
otherwise. I admired her courage even though I did not justify her means 
to get things as a religious person. She was street hardened for she 
knew the world hardly puts its hand its pockets to given. I had nothing 
against her for this since I knew if she was not like that she would not 
have been successful to manage and expand as she did.

My second meeting with her was at the Mass of Pope John Paul when he 
visited India. I had the privilege to sit just near to her throughout 
the Mass since I was the main alter-boy. As a Catholic I called her a 
living saint even when she was alive but as a Believer I question, was 
she really Christian leave alone a Saint?

People claim she exhibited the love of Christ. What they do not know is 
that she herself did not know Christ. If a person does not know Christ 
can such a person exhibit Christ? She was a hardcore Catholic right to 
her bone marrow. She believed in salvation in works. She believed in 
helping a Muslim to be a better Muslim, a Hindu to be a better Hindu 
etc. So at their death bed she gave them Quran to read or Ganga water.

For the world who does not know God it is the perfect thing but for a 
follower of Christ it is not. We are not called to force but we are also 
not called to encourage. If asked we may provide but we will not promote 
or encourage others to believe in vanity. All she did was to make them 
to accept the historical Jesus as another god alone with what they 
believed. Even her being a social service icon is questionable today for 
she encouraged those suffering to bear the pain and discouraged / 
refused them from taking pain killers. She thought they were bearing the 
pain which Christ suffered on the crucifix that is why she called them 
as Jesus and thought she was servicing Jesus when serving them.

As an Apologist I would classify her as a Unitarian Universalist who 
believes in universal religion and many ways to God and many ways to 
attend salvation. As a Christian I would call her a heretic and such a 
person as per the Bible has no entry to Heaven.

During her dying days she had problem with demonic attacks and this she 
mentioned in her letters to the priest who was her spiritual guide.

In today's message we see a clear definition of a Saint. Paul calls 
those who dedicate their life to the work of God. That does not mean to 
serve people in the natural but to primarily serve people spiritually 
and this may include serving their natural needs but then the focus is 
purely spiritual. The Greek word translated as Saint, means holy which 
means separated to God or works of the Temple, which required the person 
to give up on their personal life so as to serve in building the Body of 
Christ. In Hinduism like a person takes sanyas, leaving his or her 
social life behind to spend time with their deity doing religious 
things, a Christian Saint does the same but to serve people, spiritually 
building them in the Lord. In Judaism the same would be called a 
Nazarene as Jesus was (a person dedicated to God's work and 
traditionally for this they had to fulfil some 5 conditions like not cut 
their hair, take on celibacy etc.).

A person needs to be called so as to be a Saint and also there is a time 
of calling to be a Saint. Jesus dedicated Himself to the Father's work 
at the age of 30 even though He was not married. He looked after His 
siblings till they could care for themselves.

It is true the word Saint is used more to those alive but then it is 
also used for those who died separating themselves to serve the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God and You are a Holy God. You are also a Jealous 
God for you do not share your glory since there is none like You. When 
there was no way You made a way through your Son Jesus Christ. The world 
does not know You and thus does not know the Way to You. The world has 
made many gods and worships You among them. Lord we pray your people do 
not get deceived by those who take on your name but worship Baals 
(unknown gods). Let us be Christian who know You for we know Christ, You 
manifested in the flesh...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 15:26For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a 
certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Romans 16:2That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that 
ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath 
been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

1 Corinthians 16:1,15

1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to 
the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

15I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is 
the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the 
ministry of the saints,)

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

Revelation 8:3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a 
golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should 
offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was 
before the throne.

Matthew 19:29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or 
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my 
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting 
life.

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Gift of Tongues

1 Corinthians 13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, 
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

In the year 1997 there was a mega sci-fi movie called 'Fifth Element' 
with stars like Bruce Wills, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich where a 
woman is element number 5 to the 4 classical elements Air, Earth, Fire 
and Water to save the planet earth for imminent destruction. This woman 
is unlike any other person and she speaks in a language far superior to 
all existent languages. If one hears it closely it sounds more like 
Tongues which Christians speak while praying.

In the Bible the name to this gift of the Holy Spirit is called Tongues 
which is a noun as in the organ in the mouth. This gift of the Holy 
Spirit is nowhere in the Bible until the Church received the Holy Spirit 
(it was prophesied before but not received). There are two reasons why 
it is called Tongues, one was the gift first manifested on the Day of 
Pentecost when tongues of fire appeared over the heads of those gathered 
in the upper room. The other reason is the gift caused the natural 
tongue to move in an odd manner making noises which made no sense to 
earthly man.

We see in scriptures people were more sure of being Baptized in the Holy 
Spirit than being Baptized in Jesus Christ (Water Baptism) even though 
the later was associated with being physically dipped (immersed for a 
short period) in water. The people then knew that being dipped in water 
was just a sign of public declaration but real baptism in water / Christ 
is what happens inside, of which there were no immediate signs. 
Comparatively people were sure of being baptized in the Holy Spirit for 
they received gift/gifts of the Holy Spirit and the one mostly received 
was the gift of Tongues which also manifested in the natural.

One cannot deny that Tongues is the gift of the Holy Spirit, secondly 
one cannot deny it appeared with people got baptized in the Holy Spirit. 
Because of not having a clear understanding of the gift of Tongues we 
find a section of Christians who reject it as nonsense and then there is 
the other lot who train people to speak in Tongues.

If one observes the event of Pentecost we find there were the 11 
Apostles, the women close to Jesus and others who diligently followed 
Jesus (totally 120) in the upper room (the Catholics depict a wrong 
picture of just the Apostles and Mary in a small room). What may 
interest you to know that the upper room was not just another room but 
had significance like a drawing room or dining room or bed room or 
kitchen has, it was a large room on top of a house (like a loft or first 
floor) which was used for keeping the dead before burial or to hold 
meetings. At Pentecost the whole lot gathered together in a large upper 
room and there were three thousand or more people gathered around this 
house in which they had gathered. When the 120 received the gift of 
Tongues we read people of at least 16 places speaking different 
languages that were in the thousands gathered outside heard these 120 in 
their own languages. It was not a one to one but one to many for all 
spoke in Tongues and yet each outside heard them their own language so 
it did not have anything to do with the noise or words that came of 
their mouth but what came through the Spirit.

We find in today's scripture Paul talks of gift of Tongues of humans and 
of Angels. Angels are spirit beings and not beings of flesh to have 
human tongues so this gift is spiritual and not natural. Paul also 
claims to have both types of Tongues but here he gives advice not to use 
in a congregation. Does that mean we should not pray in Tongues in a 
congregation?

The gift of Tongues is not a natural language or natural means of 
communication so is used mostly between man and God. If people are 
spiritually mature or have the gift of interpretation of Tongues then it 
can be understood or felt by others.

Firstly we need to note to who Paul is saying this. The people of 
Corinth were spiritually immature people so to them praying in Tongues 
as a group was irrelevant thus it was better for them to pray in a 
language which was known to others so what they were seeking or 
communicating with God would be known to others and agreed by others 
(pray as one).

Now at Pentecost the people outside the house where the disciples 
gathered were not having the gift of interpretation of Tongues yet they 
understood in their own language what those in the upper room were 
praying or speaking. So when the glory of God is strong then people 
around who are Believers or not, Baptized in the Holy Spirit or not, 
having the gift of Tongues and interpretation of Tongues or not will 
hear your communicating with God.

The first time I received this gift the person next to me was all shaken 
up and that very moment I did also see the glory of God for at that very 
instant a person whom I was praying for was healed of last stage of 
cancer of the backbone, whom the doctors had given up on and was in a 
city far from me.

Let us understand Tongues and not compare it to natural language. Let us 
not use natural wisdom to understand Tongues for natural wisdom will 
never understand Tongues and in fact it is anti-natural wisdom. Let us 
also use this gift effectively knowing where, when, how and why.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and You hear us even before we speak words of our 
mouth. Bible says You connect directly to the inner-man / spirit within 
us. You Lord desire us to pray in spirit and truth. Let us understand 
when we pray as a congregation we are called to pray as one so let us do 
things that will edify others and build them and not confuse them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 9:37And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: 
whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Acts 1: 15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the 
disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred 
and twenty,)

Acts 2:1-13

1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one 
accord in one place.

2And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty 
wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat 
upon each of them.

4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with 
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every 
nation under heaven.

6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were 
confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, 
are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, 
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about 
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the 
wonderful works of God.

12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, 
What meaneth this?

13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Acts 2:37-41

37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said 
unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall 
we do?

38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in 
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are 
afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save 
yourselves from this untoward generation.

41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same 
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

1 Corinthians 13:1-2

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not 
charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, 
and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove 
mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

Dated 05 September 2016

Bro Rollwyn

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Fruits of life and death

Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now 
ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

When Christians read the word fruit in the New Testament they mostly 
relate it to yield, like in yield of the Holy Spirit when He works in us 
or yield of one's doing or misdoings. But when it comes to Old Testament 
they usually jump to assume it as natural fruit. When people talk of the 
forbidden fruit the world thinks of an apple and the Jews think of fig.

Like scriptures say people look but do not see. There are hardly anyone 
I met who has realized that Genesis 1 and 2 talks not of one garden but 
of two. One is Eden / Paradise and the other is the garden to the east 
of Eden where man was created and sent back when he sinned. The one to 
blame for this is again the Catholic Church which enforced its doctrine 
in the minds of people mainly through pictures. So people think the Tree 
of Good and Bad and the Tree of Life are / were natural trees (the Tree 
of Good and Bad ceases to exist after Genesis) assuming they were on earth.

People have the thinking Adam and Eve ate an apple and thought they 
would become like God. If one reads scriptures properly even Satan does 
not dream of becoming like his Creator. He is not foolish as man; he is 
full of wisdom so he knows his limits. Scriptures says he [prince of 
Tyrus and not king of Tyrus] seeks to be god over the mankind; that 
means mankind which was made to destroy him he wants to deceive them to 
worship him and this he has achieved to a limit.

In today's message we see the word fruit is singular even though it is 
related to a plural thing (doings). People do not relate in the same way 
with the Fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit. There are 9 Fruits which man can 
grow, that excludes the 3 which are received as a gift - Righteousness, 
Truth and Holiness received from the Son, Spirit and Father respectively 
(most do not know there are total 12 Fruits /Yields of the Holy Spirit).

We should not complicate the eligibility for our entry to Heaven. When 
we relate it to earthly system of enter / visit / move from one country 
to another we will understand it better. To enter / visit / move to 
another country we need basically two things one is a passport and 
second a Visa. Earth and Heaven are not friendly countries that without 
Passport and Visa anyone can enter. Earth hates Heaven and at the end 
after Judgment Day Heaven destroys Earth completely.

Passport is our faith in Jesus Christ and Visa is our Baptism in the 
Holy Spirit. Even though we have a Passport we cannot go to Heaven 
unless we have our Visa in place (without Passport no Visa). Fruits of 
the Holy Spirit are like the stamp on our Visa, so one can be assured of 
going to Heaven only if they see the stamp (Yield of the Holy Spirit in 
them). When a Visa accompanies the Passport then the official does not 
bother to see the past history in the Passport for there is no way he or 
she can stop the person from entering.

What Paul is speaking of in today's message is when a person having a 
Passport continues to do things that go against the state then the 
government takes away the rights of the person and confiscates his or 
her Passport.

Let us understand when we do wrong and nothing serious happens to us 
that does not mean God approves of it or is overlooking it. God is 
Spirit and when we overcome Him then there is no hope of going to 
Heaven. If we do not go to Heaven then there is no way to access the 
Tree of Life and thus no eternal life.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You alone are God. You are the beginning and the 
end of all things even though You have no beginning and no end. Lord You 
along have eternal life within You and which You have given to your Son 
to have; we who created of You have life for a period and You made 
provision for us to live eternally by accessing the Tree of Life which 
is in Heaven. Since nothing corrupt can dwell before your glory in 
Heaven thus sin or sinner cannot enter Heaven. By paying the price and 
the gift of the Holy Spirit You Lord made way to remove the corruption 
in us and make us eligible to enter Heaven to dwell before You till 
eternity. Lord we pray we remember and strive to keep your approval 
until we sleep in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 2:7-8

7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed 
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in [of] Eden; and there he 
put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 3: 23-24

23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till 
the ground from whence he was taken.

24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of 
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the 
way of the tree of life.

Ezekiel 28: 2Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the 
Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a 
God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas [mankind]; yet 
thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of 
God:

Galatians 5:22-23

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, 
gentleness, goodness, faith,

23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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

Romans 5:17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more 
they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness 
shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Revelation 22:2In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of 
the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of 
fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree 
were for the healing of the nations.

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

Dated 06 September 2016

Bro Rollwyn
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