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Post  Admin on Fri 17 Feb 2017, 8:11 pm

Woman of good works

1 Timothy 5:10 and having a reputation for good works: if she has brought
up children, has shown hospitality, has washed the feet of the saints, has
cared for the afflicted, and has devoted herself to every good work.

In his letter to Corinthians we read of Paul instructing the women not to
speak (preach) but to be under the guidance of their husbands, but here in
one of his later letters we see Paul giving instructions to Timothy on
women being part of the ministry. He instructs Timothy on the criteria for
widows being part of the ministry, showing it was not the gender but the
position (relation wise and culturally) of the woman that mattered. Paul
says widow need to be not less than 60 years old and should not be married
again, she would be a woman who has bought up her children and housed
strangers (shown hospitality), she should be a woman who has washed the
feet of the saints, cared for the afflicted and devoted to good works.

Paul did not give guidance for those who are in the second ring of the
ministry, those who support the ministry or do the donkey’s work in a
ministry. Paul was giving guidance for those who are in the inner ring of
the ministry, those who preached, ministered, stood as leaders.

When it came to widows being part of the ministry Paul suggested against
including young widows but only those above 60years. 60 is not a magic
number but an age where is person is usually not interested sexual
relationships and this point he clears in the next verses where he points
to problems with younger widows as not able to control their sexual
desires. Having sexual desires is not a sin but shows immaturity in terms
of spirituality. We also need to note during the times of the Apostles the
Believer community was strong and they helped each other financially and
were like one family so there was no reason for getting married for
financial or emotional support.

We find one of the criteria pointed out by Paul was ‘washing the feet of
saints’, this was not literately meant. ‘Saints’ did not mean extra holy
people but those who dedicated their lives for the Lord’s service, they
depended on the support of the people for many of their needs and Paul said
a widow who does not have much but yet reached out to the saints in
whatever way they can, could be eligible for ministry.

As Christians let us understand the purpose of marriage, let us not make it
a contract for emotional, commercial, sexual purposes or old age insurance
like the world does. We need to understand marriage with relationship of
Christ and His Church. Can He be called a Good Shepherd if He had no sheep?
Can He be called a Savior if He has no person to save? Can He be called
Teacher if He does not have any students? Marriage without family /
children is like an empty gift box, even if it is beautifully wrapped it
fulfills no purpose, it is like Church (hall) without people. The gift
within is the importance not the wrapping, similarly children are the main
purpose of a family not the couple. God put His purpose before Himself that
is why He humbled Himself and becoming man became our sacrifice.

We also as Christians need to remember good works does not literally mean
social works. In the Bible more importance is given to work of faith than
to social work. We cannot be people doing only works of faith and not doing
social work for our faith will be hollow, or doing only social work and not
doing works of faith for that will not classify us as Christians. So both
are important, but as we grow works of faith hold higher priority for us as
Christians. This same principle we see in the criteria set for widows being
taken into ministry for if not larger, equal part of the points raised are
regarding works of faith.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are God and Father to all that You created. You alone are also
protector and provider of all that You created. We pray Lord we understand
everything that was, is and will be is with your consent and nothing is
without You eve the strains of hair on our head is counted by You. Lord we
pray we understand the purpose more than what we see or desire in the
natural. May we be led in the spirit more than in the flesh, may we know
our weaknesses and strengths...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Timothy 5:9-17

9 Let not a widow be taken into the number under threescore years old,
having been the wife of one man,

10 Well reported of for good works; if she have brought up children, if
she have lodged strangers, if she have washed the saints’ feet, if she have
relieved the afflicted, if she have diligently followed every good work.

11 But the younger widows refuse: for when they have begun to wax wanton
against Christ, they will marry;

12 Having damnation, because they have cast off their first faith.

13 And withal they learn to be idle, wandering about from house to house;
and not only idle, but tattlers also and busybodies, speaking things which
they ought not.

14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the
house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.

15 For some are already turned aside after Satan.

16 If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them,
and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows
indeed.

17 Let the elders that rule well be counted worthy of double honour,
especially they who labour in the word and doctrine.

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Post  Admin on Thu 16 Feb 2017, 10:35 pm

To Boast or not to Boast

2 Corinthians 10: 13But we will not boast of things without our measure,
but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to
us, a measure to reach even unto you.

In today's message we read about boasting not beyond a measure of rule,
in other translations it is written as glory beyond a sphere. So the
question is; is pride allowed if it is controlled?

We all know pride was one of the main highlights of evil that bought an
anointed cherub like Lucifer down. What we do not give attention to is
that pride came after greed; after he gathered the precious things of
Heaven unto himself he starting having pride in himself. So his pride
was not on worldly things but good things that were Heavenly.

There is a thin line between self-respect and pride. If one does Bible
Image Study (how God created all things) one can study pride by studying
the puffer fish. This fish is very poisonous second to the dart frog. It
uses its ability to look very large by expanding itself to defend itself.

What Paul is speaking of in today's message as boasting within a measure
is self-respect and not pride, although both involve acknowledging and
even displaying unto others what one has but the difference lies is in
boasting what one has and what one does not have or is not his or hers.

Every Christian should boast if we do not boast we will not be able to
be witness, but what matters is what we boast about. We as Christian
should know the value of things and who holds credit to it i.e. if we do
not boast about the blessings which the Lord has showered upon us then
can we witness Him? If we do not boast about the works the Lord has done
due to the faith we hold then can we say faith works?

It is only when we boast of things that are not ours or take credit for
things which are not rightfully ours that is when we cross the line and
move into pride territory. Let us like Paul says in today's message know
the measure of rule and boast within the measure of rule. Let us give to
God what is due unto to God, give others what is due unto others and to
our self what is due unto us. Let is witness our God is alive, He works,
His principles work and what He created also does work.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty and Living God, You do wonders Lord, and the
things You created are wonderful. You Lord, created man above all the
things of this world, for You created Him alone in your image. Lord we
pray we witness unto others the wonders of your creation and the wonders
of your works. Help us to discern the limits of boasting and not make
the mistake of taking glory for things that is due unto You or others
and adding things which are not...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 6:2When therefore thou doest alms, sound not a trumpet before
thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that
they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have received
their reward.

Matthew 16:27For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then shall he render unto every man according to
his deeds.

John 2:3-5,11

3And when the wine failed, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have
no wine.

4And Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour
is not yet come.

5His mother saith unto the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it.

11This beginning of his signs did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and
manifested his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

Colossians 3:4When Christ, who is our life, shall be manifested, then
shall ye also with him be manifested in glory.

1 Thessalonians 2:5-6

5For neither at any time were we found using words of flattery, as ye
know, nor a cloak of covetousness, God is witness;

6nor seeking glory of men, neither from you nor from others, when we
might have claimed authority as apostles of Christ.

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Post  Admin on Sun 12 Feb 2017, 11:47 pm

Which Jesus?

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

In the New Testament not all are aware there are 2 Jesus' mentioned
[leaving aside the one mentioned in the Apocrypha] one Jesus we all know
and then there is this Jesus who is nicknamed Justus and he too was a
Jew. He was a disciple of the Lord Jesus Christ and was a co-worker with
Paul in the Lord's Kingdom.

No doubt the person Jesus is the most known person across the world and
across time since 2000 years, yet even today not many people actually
know Him.

The Jews know a Jesus who they state was a false prophet and thus
justify His crucifixion. They believe He is in Hell being tortured in a
pot of boiling oil.

The Muslims know a Jesus whom they call a prophet and some say if a
Muslim does not respect / love Jesus then he or she is not a Muslim. But
interestingly they consider Him a prophet without standing and just a
title. A Prophet is a spokesperson of God and when we relate this in
their religion Muhammad is their only prophet who exists since no other
'prophet' has any say in their belief. No other prophet has any
communication from their Allah to them, even if there are a few verses
where they say something then too we see Muhammad overwrites them and
changes their communication making them to be a misguided or false
prophet. Jesus or Isa of the Quran too falls in this category. So when
they state Jesus as a prophet then we need to ask them in what way?

The Catholics have a Jesus whom they call Son of God yet they set a
woman over Him. Bible says 'unto us (plural) a child is born' and 'unto
us a Son is given'. It does not say 'a son is born' since He existed
since eternity. The Catholics undermine the Lord Jesus Christ and His
sacrifice and put the woman whom they call Mary as more important person
who complements Jesus and thus enables us to receive salvation, through
Him but only via her. She indirectly replaces the Holy Spirit (the
Spirit of the Son) in the Bible.

We have other Christian cults like Jehovah's Witnesses who do call Jesus
Son of God but fail to call Him God but put Him to the status of an Arch
Angel. Then there are others who have more vague understandings of the
Lord Jesus Christ.

When it comes to Christian Believers there too is not a very clear
understanding of who He is. No doubt they consider Him God, Son of God,
Christ and also Son of Man, but the problem with most is their failure
to understand how one relates to another and the transition in between.
This failure has caused Christianity to import an understanding called
'Trinity' from pagan religions and apply to the deity of the Godhead
(Lord Jesus Christ). What they state in the understanding is not fully
wrong but yet it falls short of completely understanding the God head /
Lord Jesus Christ.

Today the Lord is telling us there will be a time where our
understanding of Him will be challenged and at that time will we be able
to stand that test?

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You alone are God and there is no other God besides You. Yet Lord
You come unto us a Father, Son and Spirit and each being complete as
God. Lord Jesus You are Son of Man, Son of God and also God for You said
You are the I AM / YHWH of the OT. Lord we pray more and more know You
better and thus have power and authority in You for in knowing You, your
Name there is power...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

Matthew 1:23Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth
a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted
is, God with us.

Mark 9:9And as they came down from the mountain, he charged them that
they should tell no man what things they had seen, till the Son of man
were risen from the dead.

John 5:26-27

26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to
have life in himself;

27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.

Revelation 1:13And in the midst of the seven candlesticks one like unto
the Son of man, clothed with a garment down to the foot, and girt about
the paps with a golden girdle.

Revelation 14:14And I looked, and behold a white cloud, and upon the
cloud one sat like unto the Son of man, having on his head a golden
crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.

Matthew 8:29And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with
thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before
the time?

Mark 1:1The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;

John 8:58Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before
Abraham was, I am.

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Post  Admin on Sat 11 Feb 2017, 3:45 pm

Mind your language

Ephesians 4:29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,
but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister
grace unto the hearers.

Just yesterday I had a neighbor who is a devote Hindu and always fasting
one day or other for various gods or goddesses, her sister who does not
stay with her called me. She asked me to pray for her sister since they
had seen someone from their house had got instantly healed after being
prayed over.

Before I went I asked the Lord and the Lord gave me a message, so I knew
where to attend in her life. As I shared sharing with her she opened her
mouth and confessed how she cursed herself every time she felt helpless.
She was having stomach problem and was under treatment since more than 6
months. She has gone to every top gastroenterologist in Mumbai. They
concluded her problem was not controllable and may or may not heal. I
was ministering to her about loving oneself and respecting what God has
created and set, getting her to repent of being an enemy to her own
body, while speaking to her she suddenly got an urge to eat and finished
a whole bowl of soup not leaving a drop. I asked her did I need to pray
over her and she looked at me, for she knew the work had started.

Our words are like flowers, we may mindlessly speak them often but the
moment we meditate or give thought conscious or unconsciously to the
words we speak we pollinate the flower and then it starts to bear fruit.
Depending on the flower the fruit will be. If we speak good things the
fruit will be good and if we speak wrong things then the fruit will be
like poison which will bring death and destruction, many a times after a
long period of time.

Speaking good things does not mean speaking exaggerated things. Faith
does not mean believing anything but means believing the Truth / that
which does not change / which is the Word of God. If we speak things
that are in line with the Word of God we will see blessing manifest in
our lives. But if we speak things that are contrary (more or against) to
the Word / Truth then we will see just the opposite; we shut the door of
blessings and may open the door of curses. If we read Deuteronomy we
will get a part of the list of blessings and curses we open our lives to.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Truth, You and your Word does not change. When we believe
in You and Your Word we too are like rooted on a solid rock that does
not let us be affected by the surrounding. We pray Lord we understand
the risk of speaking vain words even when they are not said with
seriousness. Let us know the risk of every word we speak contrary to the
Truth and how they can corrupt us from within...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 4:23-29

23And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

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

25Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his
neighbour: for we are members one of another.

26Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

27Neither give place to the devil.

28Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working
with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him
that needeth.

29Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which
is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they
that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.

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Father and Son

Luke 20: 42, 43And David himself saith in the book of Psalms, The LORD
said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Till I make thine enemies
thy footstool.

Today's scripture touches an area which has caused division among
Christians and this area is of utmost importance since it is
foundational to the belief, the area of the relationship or existence of
the Father, Son and Spirit.

What is interesting is that most do not have a clear understanding of
this matter for all have a limited knowledge of who God is but yet this
matter of understanding is foundational. We need to understand there are
some basic facts of the understanding which cannot be denied and denying
any one of them causes us to cross the border line unto sacrilege.

God is one and He created all that is created

Yet there exist God the Heavenly Father, God the Son and God the Spirit

The Son is not a created being but existed from the beginning and is God

The Son humbled and became man to become a sacrifice on our behalf thus
He became our Savior and the Way to the Father

The Son gave us His Spirit who leads us on the Way to Heaven

The Son who became man and died for us, resurrected and ascended to
Heaven, He will come again to take us to the Heavenly Father

This is the basic belief of being Christian and any deviation on this is
called heresy. Now there are lots of areas which are still hidden to man
like understanding of things before, in between and beyond this
foundational understanding, since these facts speak of a series of events.

In today's message we read the Lord telling our Lord to be seated on the
right hand and on read this most have a pic of God the Father as man
(old man) telling the Son (young man) to be seated on a throne placed on
the right side.

God is Spirit and not a man and so also the Son is Spirit for He too is
God. The Son became man Jesus but after He finishes His work and returns
us to the Father, will He still continue to be man? He humbled Himself
for the cause and after the cause is fulfilled would He continue to be
humbled? In the Gospel of John Jesus says He awaits to return to the
Father and regain the glory He had in the beginning of this creation.
Yet we see most illustrate a picture of a man (Jesus) with an earthly
crown and earthly robes seated on an earthly throne in Heaven. Some
cause the throne to float on earthly clouds and others put it in an
earthly palace made of marble or gold making Heaven into a small earthly
kingdom.

Man cannot comprehend what Heaven is and what it is made of. Though the
Bible tries to describe it to us with symbolism of earthly material or
objects, yet it is only the Spirit of God that can enable us to even
have a glimpse of the real Spirit world.

Jesus said it is only the Lord (Holy Spirit) who can reveal these unto
us, that is if we surrender our understanding and limited mind unto Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You alone are God and You are Spirit. Lord we pray we first learn
to understand things of the spirit and then try to illustrate things. We
pray we do not belittle the Heaven or even You to the level of earthly
things but understand the things visible are made to understand the
things not visible...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

John 17:5, 22-24

Colossians 1:12-17

Philippians 2:5-9

Matthew 11:27All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man
knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father,
save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him

John 14: 16-20, 26

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How people see you

2 Timothy 2:2 And the things that thou hast heard of me among many
witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to
teach others also.

Yesterday I was at a funeral of someone very dear to me. She was mother
in law of a very close brother in Christ. The family is like my own
family. This sister was almost 85 years old and had gone through medical
attacks like cancer, heart attack and many others but she defeated them
all and still continued her life. She was always a support to us in our
ministry even though she did nothing much. Her presence, smile, support
and prayers were sufficient to drive us. The medical problems for which
she was admitted were all cleared yet she gave up her spirit. She
testified even on her death that it was not the sickness that defeated
her. Her life is a testimony for those who did lot but are little
visible to public. Those to whom her work was visible were there to bury
her remains and salute her.

As a Teacher I teach people the Word and about the Kingdom of God. As an
Apologist I confront the understandings of those who attack the Truth.
My forte is Catholicism (since I was one before), Islam and now Hinduism
(which I am learning) so I am always found spiritually shaking those who
are religious from among these. The victims of these beliefs I do not
confront (like those born in them or deceived by others) but only those
who promote it (like Jesus confronted the Pharisees and Sadducees but
not the normal Jews). The one lot with whom that I have the most
confrontation with are the heretics who twist and turn the Truth for
carnal reason reasons.

I debate with Muslims and Hindus but the people who hate me the most are
the Catholics and more than the Catholics are the heretics, those who
know God, know Christ and still manipulate these are the people with the
least moral, there is no level low enough that they will not fall to.
Yesterday I met one such person and was surprised to hear from him the
way he saw me. Even though I am a person totally against physical
violence yet he saw me as a person promoting violence against other
people. My spiritual confrontation was so violent to him that it
manifested in the physical, no wonder he exits from any group I am in or
talks of guns and weapons when he meets me. Yesterday due to the
circumstances I managed to get to have a few words with him but then he
again fled after talking to me for that short time.

In today’s message we see Paul who knows he nears the end of his journey
of life writes to Timothy about how people see him. He says ‘many’ among
the believers acknowledge his good work but does not say ‘all’. Jesus
said woe unto us if we are loved by all men for if we do not confront
people then we are not Christians, people of God, people of light.

We as Christians will be loved and hated; neither just loved nor just
hated. If we are not loved by any then there is a big problem so also if
none hate us then too there is a problem. So those who are hated by most
and do not have close loved ones have to wake up as to what they are
doing, so also all those who are loved by all, including the enemies of
the Cross need to open their eyes as to what they are doing.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and Light. You created us to be light in the darkness.
You created us to shine your light to those who oppose You and those who
do not know You. Lord we pray we realize we will be hated by those who
oppose You for they hate You first. Those who are carnal, of this world
and enemies of the Cross will battle us with all they have but then we
are not called to be disheartened but continue the spiritual battle will
all that we have. We pray Lord for strength and courage...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 23:27Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are
like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but
are within full of dead men’s bones, and of all uncleanness.

Luke 6:26Woe unto you, when all men shall speak well of you! for so did
their fathers to the false prophets.

John 15:18-25

18If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.

19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye
are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore
the world hateth you.

20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you;
if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.

21But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because
they know not him that sent me.

22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now
they have no cloke for their sin.

23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

24If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they
had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my
Father.

25But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is
written in their law, They hated me without a cause.

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He became our Brother

Hebrew 2:11, 12 For both he that sanctifieth and they who are sanctified
are all of one: for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren,
Saying, I will declare thy name unto my brethren, in the midst of the
church will I sing praise unto thee.

We need to understand the meaning of words especially when we use them
as relationships in our belief or faith i.e. I can be well acquainted to
a family member with regards to certain matters but then I cannot call
the family member an acquaintance. Similarly I can be friendly with my
wife or mother or father but then can I call them a friend?

We need to understand relationships before give names to our
relationship with people connected to us. We cannot call our mother as
father or our father as mother similarly call a brother as sister or
sister as brother, or call a brother or sister a cousin but the opposite
we may.

Being friendly and being a friend are two different things. A friend is
person who is not a blood relation but with whom we have a social
relationship. We can be friendly with our mother or father, brother or
sister but when we call them a friend then we break the blood
relationship between us and them. We make friends, but blood
relationships are not made by us we are born into them. Friendships can
be broken when the friendly relationship goes sour but we cannot do the
same to blood relationships. Family relationships may go sour or even
worse but yet we are family. We have seen in the world the worst enemies
are mostly people who were once very good friends.

When I was studying on this relationship the Lord made me understand it
by understanding dogs whom we call man's 'best friend'. I love dogs and
find them as very faithful animals but while I was studying this
relationship in those few days I was shown a face of them which I had
not seen all through my life, I was wondering why so many crazy things I
was seeing of this animal in a short period of time. These may be one of
incidents that happen rarely but when they happen day after day shakes
you, like a coordinated vicious attack of a gang of dogs on another
helpless dog right before your eyes (these were not insane dogs but
regular street dogs who suddenly attack with intention to kill),
cannibalism by a mother dog and its puppies, domesticated house dog
suddenly attacks and kills his master, street dogs attacking a small
innocent child tearing and eating its flesh while it is still alive etc.
and then the Lord opened my mind to what friendship is.

Bible says God chose us even before we were born and He called us by our
names. We did not make our relationship with Him we only acknowledge it,
nor is it by our doings that we sustain it. Even when we give up on Him,
He does not forsake us.

In the Bible words are mistranslated as friend like the relationship
between God and Abraham or between Christ and us. The Hebrew word for
friend is rea' and in 2 Chronicles 20:7 the Lord did not called Abraham
rea' but called him 'ahab which means love [James 2:23was referring to
this scripture]. We are called the Lord's Bride because we are children
of Abraham part of his inheritance.

Similarly in Greek the word 'Philo' means a friend and also an
associate. In John 15 Jesus called us associates for He involves us into
His Father's business. A friend is not a person whom we tell our
business secrets, we may do that to a chosen few but not to all so it is
not relationship based but person based. When it is family business
(father's Business) a brother by default becomes your associate but your
friend does not. We also see Jesus uses the word 'servants' as opposite
to an associate who is co-owner, servant is not the opposite of a friend
but enemy is. When we do the Lord's work we are doing the Family work
wherein along with the Family we too profit the more we do the work,
also by doing Family work we do not do a favor to anyone, we do our duty
and benefit ourselves.

Let us understand our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ who is
God, who humbled Himself became man and became our brethren so that we
may inherit of the Heavenly Father.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God and Creator or all beings. Lord when man
sinned a part of You became man and one among us, You Lord called us
your brethren so that we may inherit the riches of our Heavenly Father.
Lord we pray we understand who we are and what it means to be part of
the Heavenly Family. May we also understand the importance of doing the
Family business...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Sciptures]

Exodus 33:11And the LORD spake unto Moses face to face, as a man
speaketh unto his friend. And he turned again into the camp: but his
servant Joshua, the son of Nun, a young man, departed not out of the
tabernacle.

2 Chronicles 20:7Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the
inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the
seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?

James 2:23And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed
God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called
the Friend of God.

John 15:12-17

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

13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for
his friends.

14Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.

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

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.

17These things I command you, that ye love one another.

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Where does God dwell?

John 1:38 Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto
them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being
interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?

Bible states since the time of Enos man has been seeking God. The word
Enos means mortal. When man saw death in the face man knew that earthly
life was not eternal and had an end so man started seeking God.

We see people state God dwells on mountains so many climbed mountains to
seek Him, others stated He could be found under large trees so sat under
them to seek Him but none of them found Him and they land up saying He
is within.

We see in today's message Andrew the brother of Simon who was called
Peter (Cephas) and another asked Jesus where He dwelled and Jesus took
them with Him to show Him where He dwelled. Jesus as man dwelled in a
physical house but today if we were to ask God where He dwells what
would He say.

I have seen many people when they pray they say 'let us welcome God
amongst our midst' or ''now God is present here', as if before that God
was not there. We read in the Bible the Psalmist David wrote there is no
where he can hide from the Lord; even if He went to Hell there too he
could not hide from Him for God is also present there.

Our God is God and He is omnipresent that means there is no place He is
not there and there is no time He is not there, for Him our past,
present and future is visible instantly at the same moment, yet we seek
Him since we do not experience His presence.

God is Spirit and we being natural beings cannot see or experience a
spirit unless we activate our spiritual sense or if the spirit being
manifests in the natural. When God's presence manifests in the natural
we call it as the glory of God. So what we seek is God's glory or
sharpening of our spiritual sense so as to experience the presence of
God. When we say God dwells in a place it means His glory is manifested
in that place. The upper Heavens is the place where the glory of God is
manifested the most that is why it is called the Throne of God even
though He is not man to be seated on a chair.

When we claim God dwells in us then there should be a manifestation of
His glory in us. If we live a worldly life or a life of sin then how can
the glory of God be seen? We do not need to be perfect to experience the
glory of God, what we need to do is just open up for Him to change us
and we will start experiencing His glory. God is equated to Light and
when we measure light we measure the intensity of the light, but even if
the intensity is low yet we call the place as lit up for no place is
full of light and even though such a place exist we will not be able to
see it while in the natural.

Today God is telling us if we want to seek Him there is no place where
He is not found. Even if we are living a deep sinful life yet He is at
hand since no darkness is dark enough for His light to not shine through
it, yes we may not experience Him or His glory unless we open the door
for Him. If we want to experience more and more of Him then all we need
to do is live our lives according to Him for when we align ourselves to
the light, it shines brighter in us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are an Omnipotent and Omnipresent God. There is nothing You
cannot do and there is no place that You are not there. Lord we pray we
understand when we seek You what we seek is your glory, and that is
visible when we overcome the flesh / carnal self and live a life
according to You. We pray we change so that not only we experience You
but that others will see your light shine in us and thus know You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 4:26And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called
his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD.

John 1:32-40

Luke 1:19And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand
in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee
these glad tidings.

1 Corinthians 1:29That no flesh should glory in his presence.

Hebrews 9:24For Christ is not entered into the holy places made with
hands, which are the figures of the true; but into heaven itself, now to
appear in the presence of God for us:

Jude 1:24Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to
present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

Psalms 139:7-8, 11-12

7Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy
presence?

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

11If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be
light about me.

12Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the
day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.

Zechariah 14:7But it shall be one day which shall be known to the LORD,
not day, nor night: but it shall come to pass, that at evening time it
shall be light.

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To Keep or Not to Keep

1 Corinthians 5:9, 10 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with
fornicators: Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or
with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye
needs go out of the world.

When one debates with Muslim Dawahs they will state that Christianity as
we know today was founded by Paul and not Jesus. When one counter
questions them, they will point to theological differences (as per their
understanding) like we have in today's message.

Jesus always reached out to the sinners; He said the healthy do not need
a doctor but the sick do, He came not for the righteous but the
unrighteous but here we see Paul says not to keep company with
fornicators, covetous, extortioners, idolaters etc. so did Paul
contradict the teachings of Jesus?

Paul did say not to keep company with fornicators, covetous,
extortioners, idolaters etc. and he was specific to which type of
sinners. Paul did not mean all those who sinned but very specific type
of sinners. In the very next verse Paul clarifies the people whom he
asked to keep distance from and not have fellowship with. In verse 11
onwards we see Paul specifies those who know the truth and yet chose to
live a life of sin are the ones we need to keep away from and not
fellowship. It does not mean any or every kind of sin, for we all sin
even after we know Christ. Paul specified the kind of sin as those which
involve harming others (naturally and spiritually), hurting God (by
idolatry) or His Name (misrepresenting Him).

God understands our weakness and being a God who is slow to anger, long
suffering, patient He does give us time to overcome, but when we testify
to the world we are His people but do not live up to His Name then He
does get angry. Paul says those who do not know Him are not the people
we judge or discern, but those who know Him, like those who have seen
His glory, yet fall and choose to live a life of sin are the ones we
need to discern or not have fellowship with. It also does not mean we
immediately disconnect from a Believer who falls into sin against
another or hurting the Name of the Lord. We are called to correct him or
her before taking the drastic decision. We are called to privately
minister to that person, if they do not listen then minister to them
along with a brethren, if they still do not listen then take them to the
Church elder and if they yet do not change their ways then we are called
to disconnect fellowship with them (treat them as a publican - worldly
person).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are a Holy God and You have asked us your children to live a
life of holiness. You Lord lift your Name above all things and anyone
who lets your Name down angers You. Lord let us understand when we
witness to the world we are your people we need to keep your Name lifted
up. Help us Lord do this and also expose those who deceive the world
saying they are of You but are not...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 5:11-13

11But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that
is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a
railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.

12For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye
judge them that are within?

13But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among
yourselves that wicked person.

Mark 2:17When Jesus heard it, he saith unto them, They that are whole
have no need of the physician, but they that are sick: I came not to
call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Psalms 23:3He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of
righteousness for his name's sake.

Matthew 18:15-17

15Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him
his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast
gained thy brother.

16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more,
that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if
he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man
and a publican.

James 5:19-20

19Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;

20Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of
his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

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Servant of God

Colossians 4:12, 13 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ,
saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may
stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. For I bear him
record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in
Laodicea, and them in Hierapolis.

We all acknowledge Paul as a great servant of God but Paul without those
around him may not have achieved even 25% of what he did. When we
acknowledge the works of Paul we actually acknowledge the efforts of a
team that worked with Paul and not the man alone.

In today's message we read about Epaphras who was from Colosse he did
not just work with Paul in Colosse but was also with Paul when Paul was
under house arrest in Rome. We see Paul salutes this servant of God for
his zeal, perseverance and prayerfulness. He was a man with
determination to achieve something and a man who took risks.

Today we find most people who call themselves servants of God but they
do nothing more than pray. Prayer is very important but just praying is
not we are called to do. The first word of the mission the Lord has
given has the word 'go', if we just sit and pray we fail the mission.

When God created the world He had a vision so we too should have a
vision of what we are trying to achieve. We need to then work towards
achieving this vision with determination and zeal.

Let us not be namesake servants of God but let us be like Epaphras who
was saluted but a man whom the world salutes.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty, Omnipotent God there is nothing that is
impossible for You but yet You do all things will patience, wisdom and
purpose and your Word says your purpose is good. Lord we pray we who are
called to imitate You may set ourselves a vision of what You have called
us unto. We pray that we work to achieve this vision with zeal,
perseverance and without fear of man or our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 16:15-16

15And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel
to every creature.

16He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that
believeth not shall be damned.

Ephesians 6:14-18

14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having
on the breastplate of righteousness;

15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;

16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to
quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.

17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which
is the word of God:

18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and
watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

2 Corinthians 1:6-7

6And whether we be afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation,
which is effectual in the enduring of the same sufferings which we also
suffer: or whether we be comforted, it is for your consolation and
salvation.

7And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of
the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

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Violence vs Peace

Romans 3: 16, 17 Destruction and misery are in their ways: And the way
of peace have they not known:

We are well versed with the sayings violence breeds violence, hatred
breeds hatred and only love breeds love. These are worldly sayings and
they are true when we work in the natural / carnal nature.

Today message talks of people who operate in their carnal nature, they
do not know the ways of peace for them violence has to be answered with
more violence and misery should be answered with more misery. If we all
do that what will be the result? There is another saying eye for and eye
will turn the whole world blind.

We as Christians are called to answer violence, hatred, anger will love,
compassion and patience. We do this for we know one thing, when we
rebelled with God by sinning against Him, He did not reciprocate by
destroying us immediately, He showed love, compassion and patience
towards us.

Many Christians have the wrong understanding that when someone does
wrong against us we are called to simply pray for them. Bible says we
are called to reciprocate, but not with violence but will love /with
good. Praying is necessary but we are not called just to pray, we are
called to 'show' love. Paul says when nothing is possible then one of
the last options is pray for them.

The world does not know God for they do not see God in us. Let us
demonstrate God in our lives and if God is in our lives we need to be
people in peace. Where God is there is peace.

Psalms 85:10 is one of the most important verses in the Bible which
speaks of the two Siamese twins Mercy and Truth, Righteousness and
Peace. Hold on to one and receive the other.

Mercy is not something we can demand of God but if we hold on to His
Truth we automatically get hold of mercy / grace. The same is with
righteousness and peace. If we want peace we need to hold on to His
righteousness, which means we need to walk in the ways of the Lord. If
we do violence for violence then can we be walking in His ways?

Because He showered His love and mercy on us even when we were still
enemies against Him, let us too shower love and mercy on those who hate
us so that we receive His peace and they know the Lord in us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You are Love. No man knew love until You manifested
true love as man Jesus. Lord You are Mercy and true mercy comes only
from You. Lord You are peace and it is only in You that we receive true
peace. Lord we pray we seek You and imitate You to receive true love,
true mercy and true peace...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Psalms 85:10Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace
have kissed each other.

James 3:18And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that
make peace.

Matthew 5:43-48

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

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 12:18-21

18If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.

19Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto
wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

20Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.

21Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Importance of Gift of Tongues

Acts 10:46,47 For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Then answered Peter, Can any man forbid water, that these should not be
baptized, which have received the Holy Spirit as well as we?

There is always this debate of Tongues and the cause of this is mainly
because Jesus did not speak in Tongues. If a person really understands
Tongues then they will know why Jesus never needed to speak in Tongues.
We need it but the day we reach the level of spiritual maturity which
Jesus as man was then we too would not need. Similar is the case of
singing and worshiping God. We see Jesus and His disciples only once did
sing and worship that too only a few lines just before He went to the
Garden of Gethsemane before His crucifixion.

Tongues is a gift of the Holy Spirit and Bible says if we pray and ask
the Holy Spirit of any of the Gifts i.e. wisdom, word of knowledge etc.
He will be most pleased to give us. Lack of knowledge on Tongues has
cause people to have some real crazy misconceptions of it and one can
see this in an old English movie called '5th Element'.

In the Bible we see Baptism of the Holy Spirit was mostly manifested
with the Gift of Tongues. I too received the Gift of Tongues the day I
surrendered to the Holy Spirit. That does not mean a person who does not
speak in Tongues is not Baptized in the Spirit. Baptism of the Holy
Spirit always manifests with a Gift of the Holy Spirit and usually is
Wisdom (of the Word) and Tongues, there can be others also.

In today's message we see as Peter was preaching on remission of sins
and they received the Gift of Tongues from the Holy Spirit that is why
Peter found it logical for them to publically declare their baptism in
the Lord Jesus Christ by Water baptism.

One another major misconception of Tongues is that people think it is a
dialect or language like other human languages so has a vocabulary, this
causes people not gifted with Tongues to imitate by speaking words
considered as 'Tongues' language. I have seen Preachers train people to
speak in 'Tongues'!

If we read at Pentecost there were 120 in the upper room of a house and
thousands gathered around that house and it is written the people
outside heard 'them' (collectively) speaking in their own individual
native languages.

Tongues has nothing to do with the nonsensical sound / words that people
make. Tongues is when the Spirit communicates, the natural nonsensical
words that manifests helps in suppressing the natural being / the
natural mind and enables the spiritual person to take over. God helps us
understand Tongues by understanding the dove [Noah sent a dove even
though a raven was at the job].

When we pray in spirit we usually do so via our thoughts and our
natural/carnal mind does intervene and thus does not allow our spirits
to freely communicate, but when we pray in Tongues our natural mind does
not function and thus allows our spirits to freely communicate. This is
the reason the Holy Spirit usually gifts the Gift of Tongues and Gift of
Wisdom during baptism in the Spirit so that the doors of communication
open and also true understanding the Word begins. Some may only receive
the Gift of Wisdom but as they surrender more to the Spirit they receive
the Gift of Tongues.

Tongues is for personal communication with the Holy Spirit thus not
advised for a congregation. Interpretation of Tongues allows another
person to know what our spirit is speaking. The person does not need to
be in audible range of the other person praying.There are various types
of Tongues that does not mean various types of spiritual languages.
Angelic Tongues is unlike human Tongues since the way we communicate in
spirit v/s them does vary. Those who have experience both will know.

Today God is telling those who do not have the Gift of Tongues to pray
and ask the Holy Spirit and He will give it to them. It pleases Him that
we communicate with Him in spirit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and the Heavens are a Spirit place. Lord Your Word
says we need to be born again in spirit to enter your Kingdom. We pray
Lord we learn to overcome our natural being especially our natural mind
and let our spirits overtake. Help us understand the Gift of Tongues and
grow in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 10:42-48

42And he commanded us to preach unto the people, and to testify that it
is he which was ordained of God to be the Judge of quick and dead.

43To him give all the prophets witness, that through his name whosoever
believeth in him shall receive remission of sins.

44While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them
which heard the word.

45And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many
as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the
gift of the Holy Ghost.

46For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered
Peter,

47Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which
have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?

48And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then
prayed they him to tarry certain days.

Acts 2:2-6

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 [not plural], 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.

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.

1 Corinthians 12:8For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom;
to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit;

James 1:5If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to
all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

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All will be judged

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same
word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment
and perdition of ungodly men.

Simon the son of Jonah was time and again ridiculed for his foolishness
so much that the nickname Cephas / Peter which means stone/ pebble
(symbolizing man of little knowledge) got stuck to him. But we see even
in this man of many mistakes, God did work great sparks of revelation
and power. Even the great Paul who was well known for his knowledge and
understanding of scriptures hardly touched the topic which we read today
from the second letter of Peter (Jude too touched this topic).

Bible says every knee in Heaven (Angels), earth (our creation) and those
below (Hell) will bow at the authority of the Lord Jesus Christ. All
think that God [Son] will sit on a throne and all mankind will bow its
knee, they are mistaken. When it is written Jesus or Christ it means the
Lord still as man or Son of Man.

When a third of the Angels led by Satan (plural – Dragon and Beast /
Serpent and Young Lion / King and Prince of Tyrus) rebelled against the
plans of God and bough darkness, God created man to be the light to
overcome this darkness. Man who is the least of the Heavenly beings (God
used the term 'worm' for man not to degrade man but to let us know who
we are) and God takes this little being to work in and work through to
bring correction to the whole Heavens.

We should realize our battle is not against man but against the fallen
angels (darkness) and this battle we cannot fight unless we overcome our
own selves. We should remember we cannot do it as an individual but can
only do it collectively thus we need to reach out of each and every soul
listed in the Book of Life. It is collectively effort under the
leadership of the Son of Man Lord Jesus Christ that we overcome the
fallen angels.

Evangelism is not a choice but a necessity because we are unable to know
who has and who does not have the seed of faith within them therefore we
are called to water everyone with the Gospel of hope in Jesus Christ.
Those who have the seed within them will hear His voice and return to
Him to be counted amongst us on Judgment Day.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Awesome God. It was nothing for You to just crush the
angels that left their position by rebelling against your plans, You
Lord chose to make a spectacle of them by making a little being called
man to bring these being to their knees. You Lord became man to lead us
unto this battle which the angels did not even dream of. We thank You
Lord for making us and using us for this mighty work and thus blessing
us with the unimaginable things of Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

2 Peter 2:4For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them
down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved
unto judgment;

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

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

John 5:27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because
he is the Son of man.

Revelation 1:5And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and
the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the
earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,

Ezekiel 28:8-10

8They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of
them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

9Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou
shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

10Thou shalt die the deaths of the uncircumcised by the hand of
strangers: for I have spoken it, saith the Lord GOD.

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mportance of documentation

2 Timothy 4:13 The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou
comest, bring with thee, and the books, but especially the parchments.

When Jesus was confronted He used the words 'it is written'.

Documentation is a very important aspect of any belief. A belief without
proper documentation is all messed up and no one will know the head from
the tail. We see God has always inspired those He spoke to, to write
what He spoke or what happened and hand these to the coming generations.

Today leaving for Christianity no other belief has proper documentation
of their belief. Our belief roots from the beginning of creation since
our God started created all things but our documents are just 3400 years
old (even older for the oldest book is the book of Job which was before
Moses) .We may not have the originals but our copies are very ancient
with many dated near to the original date. Yes our copies do have plenty
of errs but the large number of handwritten copies helps us confirm the
text we hold today is as of the original. Till date we have found no err
which affects our foundation belief, 98 percent of the errors are either
grammatical or spelling mistakes.

We do not have texts of just those who followed the belief but even the
texts of the secular writers and including those who hated us help us to
confirm the incidents mentioned in our Bible as true. Leaving aside the
texts, we also have plenty archaeological objects found of the various
eras as per the Bible. We also can also scientifically confirm the
correctness of scriptures as our technologies advance to understand that
which is hidden. Leaving aside all these our scriptures are filled with
thousands of prophecies and history confirms those mentioned have come
to past as written. So in every angle we can prove the authenticity of
our scriptures and above all that they are a divine aspect to them.

Take any other belief and we see they fail in very angel. Let us look at
Islam which is the second largest belief and their Quran, they have time
and again manipulated their books destroying the oldest ones themselves.
During the time of their prophet they were forbidden to write the verses
what their prophet spoke since they had to memorize them and if they
failed or if they cheated and wrote them, they were ridiculed
publically. Some people sold chits of these written verses on the sly.
Later after their prophet died they were in a dilemma since they could
hardly put forth all what their prophet had said. They authorized a
person to note all the verses (ayahs) from the memories of people and
even collect the chits which the forgetful wrote on. This collection was
also later destroyed for there were thousands of verses and over 75
versions of the collections; so the caliph Uthman ibn Affan did the
canonizing (official documentation) of the Quran by collecting all the
copies in a deceitful way and destroying them all after keeping only 20
percent of the ayahs, calling them as authentic. This one collection he
got four persons to hand-copy them and send to different places. Today
even these are not available and have varying versions of them. It is
only in the 1900s that the modern Quran which is read widely was
standardized in Saudi Arabia. The oldest manuscripts of the Quran are
called the 'Sanna' text and it was found that these parchments were
reused by washing the original text. Similar is stories of the texts of
other beliefs.

Let us as Christians understand the importance of the Bible. If it is
not for the Word of God we are without any foundation. Tradition have
changed and been adulterated over years but what is written stood the
test of time and generations even through the dark ages. Many gave their
lives to preserve them, so let us value them and have them embedded in
our hearts by the Finger of God (Spirit of God).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Almighty, Omnipresent and All Knowing God. You Lord knew
how deceitful and evil man would be so You had every Word that was
required for the Salvation of man to be written and preserved. Lord we
pray we give importance to your written Word and have the same written
in our hearts...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Joshua 8:31As Moses the servant of the LORD commanded the children of
Israel, as it is written in the book of the law of Moses, an altar of
whole stones, over which no man hath lift up any iron: and they offered
thereon burnt offerings unto the LORD, and sacrificed peace offerings.

Psalms 40:7Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is
written of me,

Jeremiah 25:13And I will bring upon that land all my words which I have
pronounced against it, even all that is written in this book, which
Jeremiah hath prophesied against all the nations.

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

2 Corinthians 4:13We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is
written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and
therefore speak;

Revelation 22:18-19

18For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of
this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto
him the plagues that are written in this book:

19And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this
prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out
of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

“Many (of the passages) of the Qur'an that were sent down were known by
those who died on the day of Yamama ... but they were not known (by
those who) survived them, nor were they written down, nor had Abu Bakr,
Umar or Uthman (by that time) collected the Qur'an, nor were they found
with even one (person) after them.” -- Ibn Abi Dawud, Kitab al-Masahif, p.23

`Abdullah b.`Umar reportedly said, 'Let none of you say, "I have got the
whole of the Qur'an." How does he know what all of it is? Much of the
Qur'an has gone. Let him say instead, "I have got what has survived."'
-- Jalal al Din `Abdul Rahman b. Abi Bakr al Suyuti, al-Itqan fi `ulum
al-Qur'an, Halabi, Cairo, 1935/1354, Volume 2, p. 25

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Resurrection from the dead

Acts 4:2,3Being grieved that they taught the people, and preached
through Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on
them, and put them in hold unto the next day: for it was now eventide.

Resurrection is one fact on which the whole of Christianity is based on.
If Jesus had not resurrected then there would not have been any
existence of Christianity, He would have been another god-man in history
and his disciples would have been regular people carrying His story, but
His resurrection changed everything. His disciples came back and they
witnessed Him fearlessly even under the threat of persecution and death.

Resurrection being so important yet is least understood. Today you ask
Christians what is resurrection and they will say 'dead coming to life'.
If you cross question them they show total confusion. If our spirit does
not die then how can it be raised to life? Then some may say it is about
the body, the body comes to life, which is wrong since our body perishes
in the dust and even if we receive a new body (as many believe) yet it
cannot be termed resurrection. Jesus was the only one whose flesh did
not perish (it disappeared from the tomb) since His body had not seen
corruption (He was sinless) and this was fulfillment of a prophecy
(Psalms 16:9-10).

It is only when we understand spirit life and Heaven, will we understand
resurrection and eternal life. Only God (and the Son) has life within
Himself to live eternally (John 5:26). But we can live eternally even
though we do not have eternal life within us only if we dwell in Heaven
via the Tree of Life. When we say Heaven we normally refer to the upper
Heavens where the glory of God is great. The level we dwell in and its
lower levels i.e.Grave and Hell are called the lower Heavens. God is
everywhere since He is omnipresent but His glory varies accord to the
level. In the Bible at right hand (righteousness side) or to the west
means near to His glory or upper level, and to the east or left hand
(unrighteousness side) means away from His glory or lower level. Hell is
a place where His glory is not experienced.

When we die our spirit-man (spirit and inner-man which are connected
together) leaves the body and goes to Hell or Grave depending on our
faith. As humans between us and the Angels the difference is we dwell in
the body of flesh while they do not. They are pure spirit beings. After
death we too become spirit beings.

The Greek word for resurrection means 'to rise' and not to come alive.
Resurrection simply means being raised from one level to another. Hell
is a prison controlled by the Angels of God. The devil is there but he
is not in control of the place (as taught by Catholic Church), he is a
prisoner there (bond there). Hell is also called 'death' since the souls
there perish after suffering their sins through their spirit lives. When
Jesus died and went to Hell since He was forsaken by the Father because
our sins were on Him. But He could not be kept in Hell since there were
no sins in Him thus He resurrected (rose to the upper level). Bible says
He preached there to the souls since the time Noah and not since the
time of Adam. This and other clues like His resurrection on the third
day (Spirit world does not do by our day and night) tells us about our
spirit lifespan.

Resurrection by itself does mean eternal life. On judgment day all those
who believe (saved from Hell) will resurrect (from Grave) and will be
judged. Only those whose who abided in the Will of the Father will rise
to the Upper Heavens to experience eternal life. Others will be put in
the Lake of Fire/Sulphur a place worse than Hell since here they suffer
not their sins but suffer for rejecting His Word /Will.

Jesus' resurrection is a confirmation for us that the curse of Hell is
broken for us who believe in Him. But let us not think that we will
receive eternal life by just believing. We need to abide in the Father's
Will to be raised to the Upper Heavens when He comes again.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Holy God. Even though You are omnipresent yet your Word
says You dwell in the Upper Heavens. Lord let us understand your glory
is the confirmation of our being close to You. We can experience Heaven
here when we experience your glory. Help us to seek your glory and thus
glorify You in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Psalms 16:9-10

9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall
rest in hope.

10For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.

John 5:26For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the
Son to have life in himself;

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

2 Corinthians 12:2I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago,
(whether in the body, I cannot tell; or whether out of the body, I
cannot tell: God knoweth;) such an one caught up to the third heaven.

1 Peter 3:19-20

19By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;

20Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few,
that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Matthew 7:21-22

21 Not 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.

2 Corinthians 5:10For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body,
according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Matthew 25:31-33

31When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

32And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divideth his sheep from the goats:

33And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.

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Eunuchs

Acts 8:38 And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went
down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

Just yesterday as I was walking the street on my way back from office
and there was a young woman walking before me, the way she was swaying
her hip it caught my attention. It caused me to think, is it natural for
a woman to walk this way? Then a question arose of girls who are labeled
as 'tom boys' for the way they dress or walk which is similar to a boy.
Now these tomboys are also girls and have the same biological body
composition yet it is the mental state that causes them to behave
differently.

Society since ancient times has labeled things as male and female
including actions like walking, talking, dressing etc... Society
encourages females to walk, talk is ways that classified as feminine and
this is because it is very gender biased.

In the Bible we see many places gender distinction and gender disparity,
but one understands it truly it is more spiritual then natural because
the Bible also has scriptures which speak of gender equality not only in
NT but also in OT. In the OT they both wore the same dress / robe, what
differed was only the length. Later the difference became prominent when
they started doing work on the material differently for women and men.

Aside from male and female we have another term mentioned in the Bible
that is 'eunuch'. This one word 'eunuch' in the Bible has many in
confusion; the root of this Hebrew word comes from the word 'castrate'.
In India we use this word commonly for transgender and transvestite.

A transgender is person having hormone problems therefore is unable to
be identified with either sex. A transvestite is a (mostly) male dressed
as or behaving like a 'female'. Eunuch most refers to a castrated male
having feminine behavior.

In India we see people fear transgender and this in nothing to do with
natural but with spiritual fear. They believe if these people curse, the
gods will curse them and if they bless the gods will bless them. That is
why when they beg they do not request but demand (more like extortion).
There are different clangs of eunuchs in India some beg, some do
prostitution and some into crime. These eunuchs are looked at as priests
/ priestess to their gods.

In Biblical history we see eunuchs were important people for they were
castrated men dedicated to service the palace women / wives of the king.
There was also a flip side - eunuchs were also dedicated to temple
service to look after the interest of the goddesses / gods. They were
male (gay) prostitutes set to encourage greater attendance of the men.

In the OT and the NT we see the term specifies a person who gave up
their personal lives interest (living a life of chastity) to serve the
king / king's wives thus they were given the utmost importance in the
palace and they may be or may not be physically castrated. Today's
message speaks of one such palace eunuch who accepts the Lord and is
baptized in Him by Philip.

In Matthew 19:12 Jesus equates Men of god to spiritual eunuchs who are
dedicated to the Lord's ministry. He puts this as a deep understanding
thus says only those who have wisdom may understand. He puts Men of God
in 2 categories those who were chosen by the Lord even before they were
born and those who were made of men.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord know all things from the start to
the finish and thus You have already written the names in the Book of
Life. You God see the heart more than anything. You know our thoughts
even before they take birth in our minds. You Lord do not influence our
decision but encourage it. We pray Lord we understand what it means to
be a Man or Woman of God, how to be a spiritual eunuch and do not become
natural eunuchs instead...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Isaiah 39:7And of thy sons that shall issue from thee, which thou shalt
beget, shall they take away; and they shall be eunuchs in the palace of
the king of Babylon.

Isaiah 56:4-5

4For thus saith the LORD unto the eunuchs that keep my sabbaths, and
choose the things that please me, and take hold of my covenant;

5Even unto them will I give in mine house and within my walls a place
and a name better than of sons and of daughters: I will give them an
everlasting name, that shall not be cut off.

Acts 8:26-29

26And the angel of the Lord spake unto Philip, saying, Arise, and go
toward the south unto the way that goeth down from Jerusalem unto Gaza,
which is desert.

27And he arose and went: and, behold, a man of Ethiopia, an eunuch of
great authority under Candace queen of the Ethiopians, who had the
charge of all her treasure, and had come to Jerusalem for to worship,

28Was returning, and sitting in his chariot read Esaias the prophet.

29Then the Spirit said unto Philip, Go near, and join thyself to this
chariot.

Matthew 19:12For there are some eunuchs, 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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Ministry of Jesus

John 2:11 This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and
manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

It is said if a lie is repeated over a long period of time, everyone
starts to believe in it without question. Most religions are based on
this principle. In Christianity also we see this principle working. Many
of the so called Catholic Church errors, wrong doctrines or traditions
have found their way due to this principle into Believer Churches and
into preaching of well-known Bible preachers / teachers.

Ask anyone about the ministry of Jesus and they will immediately say it
was a 3 year ministry starting from the wedding of Cana. This so called
teaching was not getting digested in me for how could a person like
Jesus stay dormant for 30 years? Anyone truly knowing God cannot be made
to shut up and not preach about Him.

If we read the scripture it says Jesus went to the wedding along with
His disciples. If He had not started His ministry how could He have
disciple? If we read the scripture it talks of Jesus doing miracle or
manifesting the glory of God starting with the wedding of Cana and not
His ministry. The disciples who were with Him at the wedding were
listeners to His teachings and thus followed Him but after the miracle
of Cana they started believing in Him. His ministry was not of three
years but thirty three years; His full time ministry was of three years.
He desired to do fulltime ministry from the age of twelve but due to
family responsibility He waited. His family was not poor that they need
Him to work and feed them for they had received very precious gifts from
the Wise Men that could fulfill their life time needs.

We may be great teachers of the Word of God, knowing great depth of
knowledge but if we do not manifest that understanding with the power of
God then we are not teaching God's Word but some history, physiology,
etc. which is of man but not something from God.

Jesus was a Nazarene which meant a person taken oath / whose parent/s
has taken oath to dedicate the person to God's purpose. In Jewish belief
this oath would be a temporary (for a period of time) or permanent
(lifelong). During this oath the person was expected to live a holy life
and a life of chastity; they also did other statutes like not shaving or
cutting their hair. Samson was a Nazarene who was gifted immense
physical power during his vow but lost it when he broke all statutes of
his vow. The power was not in his hair but in his vow as a Nazarene,
cutting the hair was the last statute of the vow broken by him.

Let us understand as Christians we are called to ministry from the day
we come to know God. We may dedicate our lives to full time ministry
some period of time, but ministering to people is all the time of our
lives starting from the day we know Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty and Holy God. As your people we are called to live
a holy life. We pray Lord we understand when we live a holy life your
glory is manifested in us. We pray we know our purpose in You and also
know as your people we are called to ministry every day of our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 2:1-2

1 And the third day there was a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the
mother of Jesus was there:

2And both Jesus was called, and his disciples, to the marriage.

11This beginning of miracles did Jesus in Cana of Galilee, and
manifested forth his glory; and his disciples believed on him.

12 After this he went down to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his
brethren, and his disciples: and they continued there not many days.

Luke 2:41-52

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the
passover.

42And when he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem after the
custom of the feast.

43And when they had fulfilled the days, as they returned, the child
Jesus tarried behind in Jerusalem; and Joseph and his mother knew not of it.

44But they, supposing him to have been in the company, went a day's
journey; and they sought him among their kinsfolk and acquaintance.

45And when they found him not, they turned back again to Jerusalem,
seeking him.

46And it came to pass, that after three days they found him in the
temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions.

47And all that heard him were astonished at his understanding and answers.

48And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him,
Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have
sought thee sorrowing.

49And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I
must be about my Father's business?

50And they understood not the saying which he spake unto them.

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

52And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man.

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Raised from a sepulchre

Matthew 27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until
the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and
say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall
be worse than the first.

In the Bible when a person died it was required to bury the body so that
it decomposes into the soil. It was the traditions of the pagan of
placing the body in caves that got induced into Israelites. Later they
induced the traditions of the Syrians and later made famous by the
Egyptians of using spices to preserve the body. They did this since they
believed in life after death, but unlike Biblical belief. They believed
the natural body would come to life again for they could not contemplate
a being without the natural body.

One may ask why the Lord even entertained such a thing to be done to the
body of Jesus Christ. What is interesting is Jesus Himself acknowledged
this before His death when a woman anointed His feet with spikenard, a
very expensive incense.

We need to understand when we die our body decomposes and is not raised,
for our body has seen spiritual corruption. When we come in Christ what
is renewed is our inner man (and spirit). Jesus on the other hand was
born without sin (without sin nature since He was not born of a human
father and Mary was a surrogate mother to Him); He also lived His life
without sinning. So His body had not seen any corruption (both spiritual
as well as natural corruption - like sickness) and this was prophesy
fulfilled, that is why He alone resurrected in His natural body.

We see in the case of Jesus, God allowed the Jews to have way with their
traditions even thought they were inspired by wrong beliefs. But He did
not let them a free hand since they came on the third day to mummify the
body (Egyptian tradition partly followed by Galileans; was also done
unto Lazarus' body) but did not find it since He had resurrected.
Nicodemus had provided them with 100 pounds of spice for this, which the
women (including Mary the Magdalene, Mary His mother and others)
prepared and bought to the sepulchre.

If we understand transfiguration we will realize our natural bodies
would not be physically restricted under natural laws if it was not for
sin. Jesus demonstrated many feats which defied laws of nature known to
man. We also see at times others like Philip under the power of God also
did the same. It was not that Philip has overcome like Jesus but like
the difference between gift of faith and the faith the Fruit, so also at
times God can temporarily offset our lacking and enable us to do the
impossible.

Let us get it into our heads Heaven not a beautiful earthly city with
roads of gold and precious gems. The description is symbolic for us to
understand things beyond our understanding. Man has not yet apprehended
the understanding of spirit and calls them ghost which is a gaseous
being having a human like form. Mohammad the prophet of Islam also
thought the same therefore believed spirit beings could not enter the
room if the door was shut. But Jesus did enter a shut room that too in
the flesh after His resurrection.

When we enter Heaven we will not be what we are, so also we will not see
Jesus as a human. He said when He finishes His task He will return to
the Father and will be glorified in Him. He had humbled Himself and will
be glorified again as it was before creation.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and only those who are born again in spirit can come
to You. The Heavens are a spirit place and are permanent unlike this
natural world which is temporary. Lord we pray your people understand
the difference between this natural world and your Kingdom so that they
overcome the desires and corruption of this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 14:3-8

3And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at
meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of
spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

4And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said,
Why was this waste of the ointment made?

5For it might have been sold for more than three hundred pence, and have
been given to the poor. And they murmured against her.

6And Jesus said, Let her alone; why trouble ye her? she hath wrought a
good work on me.

7For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do
them good: but me ye have not always.

8She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body
to the burying.

John 19:39And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to
Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an
hundred pound weight.

Luke 23:1-3

1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they
came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared,
and certain others with them.

2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.

3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

John 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the
week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for
fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto
them, Peace be unto you.

Acts 2:25-27

25For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my
face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:

26Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also
my flesh shall rest in hope:

27Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer
thine Holy One to see corruption.

Matthew 22:29-30

29Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.

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

Acts 8:39And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the
Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on
his way rejoicing.

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

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Son of Man or Son of God

Matthew 16:27 For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father
with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works.

Some days back a brother asked me, what is the difference between Jesus
as Son of man and Him as Son of God?

In today's message we read Jesus is referring to Judgment Day and on
Judgment Day He does not refer to Himself as Son of God or God or God
the Son, but as Son of man. It is only when we understand who Jesus is
that we understand what He is telling us in today's message.

Lord Jesus Christ can be defined as God - God the Son [Part of God yet
an individual in Himself] who humbled Himself and became Son of man. He
is from God and He will return to God. He has become man so that He
makes way for us to be restored to the Father.

Most people ignore the fact that God does not judge us, we are judged by
a man on Judgment Day. But no man was found worthy to sit in judgment.
Jesus said He became worthy to sit in Judgment because He overcame and
He was a Son of man.

Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit (His Spirit) restores us by
helping us remove the corruption that sin has done on us. We are
restored with the Fruit of Truth and Righteousness so that we may again
be called Sons of God, we may again have dominance which we lost due to
corruption.

Son of God is not a person but a title like Mr or Mrs, and we see all
who have the image of God are called Sons of God. Jesus as man was
without blemish (sin) thus had the image of God thus He was and is
called Son of God. He became the hope for us to again become Sons of God.

In today's message we read at the end on Judgment Day, Jesus Christ will
come as man to sit on Judgment Seat to judge His flock [those who do not
believe in Him are already judged]. He separates the sheep from the
goat. Those who abide in the Will of the Father (Holy Spirit), in other
words are baptized in the Holy Spirit are the ones who will enter Heaven
and will be restored to the Heavenly Father. Today's message also says
He comes along with His Angels and these are not to be mistaken with
Heavenly Angels.

We need to understand the battle is between man and the fallen angels.
Lord Jesus Christ as Son of man and Chief Prince [Israel] leads us.
Satan (plural - dragon and the beast) leads the fallen angels. This may
look a very unfair confrontation for man is nothing before an angel and
especially Cherubim like the dragon and the beast / serpent and young
lion / king and prince of Tyrus who are many time more powerful than an
Angel forget man. But the weapon of Truth in us is that which does the
job of bringing Satan and the fallen angels into submission. Doubt
destroyed us by making us sin and Truth restores us our glory in the Father.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. Lord it does not take a moment to destroy
Satan and his flock but You in your wisdom have chosen a little being
like man to shame a cherub. Lord we pray we understand the power of
Truth and how it enables us to be restored to You. Lord we pray we
diligently seek the Truth and quicken the coming again of the Son of Man
our Lord Jesus Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Philippians 2:5-11

5Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

6Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:

7But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:

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

9Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which
is above every name:

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

11And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the
glory of God the Father.

John 5:22For the Father judgeth no man, but hath committed all judgment
unto the Son:

John 5:27-30

27And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is
the Son of man.

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

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

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

John 1:12But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become
the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

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

Romans 8:19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

Ezekiel 28:6-9

6Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as
the heart of God;

7Behold, therefore I will bring strangers upon thee, the terrible of the
nations: and they shall draw their swords against the beauty of thy
wisdom, and they shall defile thy brightness.

8They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of
them that are slain in the midst of the seas.

9Wilt thou yet say before him that slayeth thee, I am God? but thou
shalt be a man, and no God, in the hand of him that slayeth thee.

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Did Jesus struggle to heal the blind man?

Mark 8:23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the
town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he
asked him if he saw ought.

In today's message in the town of Bethsaida which was near the river
Jordan, we see when some people bought a blind man to Jesus to heal
Jesus took him by his hand out of the town and then healed him. Also
this healing was unlike the normal way Jesus healed people that was by
touching, speaking or just by His presence.

One needs to ask why Jesus went through all these efforts to heal a
bling man. Even to bring the dead to alive and especially to bring
Lazarus who was semi mummified according to Galilean traditions Jesus
did not struggle but just commanded. Jesus nearly regenerated most of
Lazarus' internal organs.

If we read backwards in chapter 6 we see Jesus had done a great miracle
just close to this town, it was the multiplication of bread to feed 5000
people. I have heard many preachers preach on this miracle but sadly
none understood how it was really done. I too would not have understood
but it happened one day a preaching from abroad was preaching in church
on this and I was amazed to hear how it was done. After service I went
to meet him and appreciated on how he explained it but to my surprise he
was taken back on what I was speaking. He had said something else and it
was the Lord speaking to me through his preaching and this was not the
first time this happened to me.

Multiplication of bread was one of the miracles that Jesus repeated in
the same fashion, which is documented in detail. When Jesus did it
people were so taken back that they openly acknowledge Him to be a great
Prophet. Not getting into the details of the miracle but just to put it
this miracle involved the people and they were party to perform it.

We see even after doing this miracle near this town the people of this
town lacked faith; they were hard of hearing and understanding what
Jesus spoke. Thus we see Jesus took this man by holding his hand outside
this town. Jesus wanted to heal him and being in this town it would have
been difficult to heal this man with all the lack of faith around.
Towards the end the town of Bethsaida was cursed by Jesus for their
faithlessness. Jesus faced this same problem in some of the other towns too.

This blind man being from Bethsaida was himself also not strong in faith
or believing Jesus being from God, had authority to simply heal him. For
him Jesus was more like a magician who did things therefore Jesus took
His spit on his eyes and then placed his hands on them. Even after this
he did not get a clear sight and Jesus had to once again place His hands
on his eyes to restore his sight fully. Jesus had done a similar thing
of applying spit and mud in another town to heal a blind man.

Let us understand we can stop God from working in our lives is our lack
of faith. We will see God has to do crazing things or shake our lives at
times just that He can do things in our lives. Let our lack of faith not
be so bad that God gives up on us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God and nothing is impossible for You. But You
Lord are a God of principles and give us a choice to choose You are
reject You. Lord we pray we may realize in You alone is life and
abundance of life, rejecting You means choosing suffering and dead. Lord
we pray we increase in faith and thus grow close to You...

This prayer I make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 8:22-26

22And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and
besought him to touch him.

23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town;
and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked
him if he saw ought.

24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up:
and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

26And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town,
nor tell it to any in the town.

Mar 6:31-44

John 6:11-14

11And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he
distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set
down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

12When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the
fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.

13Therefore they gathered them together, and filled twelve baskets with
the fragments of the five barley loaves, which remained over and above
unto them that had eaten.

14Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said,
This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world.

Luke 10:13Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the
mighty works had been done in Tyre and Sidon, which have been done in
you, they had a great while ago repented, sitting in sackcloth and ashes.

John 9:6-7

6When he had thus spoken, he spat on the ground, and made clay of the
spittle, and he anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay,

7And said unto him, Go, wash in the pool of Siloam, (which is by
interpretation, Sent.) He went his way therefore, and washed, and came
seeing.

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Know Christ the Savior

John 4:25,26The woman saith unto him, I know that Messias cometh, which
is called Christ: when he is come, he will tell us all things. Jesus
saith unto her, I that speak unto thee am he

People all over the world celebrate the coming of the New Year. In
actual it is just another moment in the clock but for us it is a
milestone in time. It is a landmark where we reflect on what has passed,
where we thank God for blessing us through those moments, especially
those difficult moments and ask Him to bless our walk ahead.

Now that all have moved from 2016 to 2017 milestone, the Lord wants us
to know Him better.

Samarians were Israelites who worshiped Yahweh but were from northern
part of ancient Israel of which Samaria was the capital. They were
passionate about God but had induced lots of pagan traditions and
beliefs into their system due to which were hated by the Jews who were
Israelites from ancient southern Israel (Judah) of which Jerusalem was
the capital.

The Samarian woman at the well was one of those who were awaiting the
coming of the Messiah but could not identify Jesus Christ as the one
whom she was waiting for. This is also the story of the Jews even today.

What is important in today's message was the claim she made about the
Messiah. She said when he comes he will tell all things.

Jesus as man did teach many things but He did not tell all things for He
said people at His time were not ready to hear them. He also said He had
to go so that the one whom He sends (The Holy Spirit) would be able to
come. It was the Holy Spirit who He said would tell all things.

We as Christians need to understand the man Jesus is the Door/Way to the
House / Kingdom of God, without Him we cannot enter the House. But
standing at the door (believing in Him) does not mean we are in the
House. Jesus said it is the Holy Spirit who is the Helper and it is He
who will take us along the way (Door). It is also the Holy Spirit who
tells us all things about the Lord Jesus Christ, makes us understand all
what Christ spoke and helps us become like Him. Jesus is the Nature of
God manifested in the flesh and the Holy Spirit helps us put on the
Nature of God.

Jesus as man did not draw people unto Him or glorify Himself. He always
glorified the Father. As man He was born of the Holy Spirit so on earth
as Son of Man the Holy Spirit was also His father as the Heavenly Father
was (Mary was His surrogate mother that is why He directly referred to
her as Woman but indirectly as mother).

Let us not fail Jesus Christ by standing at the door / by just believing
in Him. We need to connect to the Holy Spirit the one He paid the price
of ours sins for, so that we receive Him. Without the Holy Spirit,
Christ in us will be a failure. This year let us concentrate on
connecting to the Holy Spirit and on building a relation by which we
hear Him and speak to Him so that He can tell us all things and make us
understand all things so that Christ is complete in us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are a Holy God and none who are unholy can come to You or dwell
before You. You Lord made a way when there was no way. You Lord also
paid the price for our un-holiness so that we receive the Holy Spirit
and by the working of the Holy Spirit we may know the Truth and return
to You. Lord we pray this year we may have a personal relationship with
the Holy Spirit so that we may talk to Him and hear Him like Moses did
with You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 16:7-15

7Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go
away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if
I depart, I will send him unto you.

8And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of
righteousness, and of judgment:

9Of sin, because they believe not on me;

10Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more;

11Of judgment, because the prince of this world is judged.

12I have yet many things to say unto you, but ye cannot bear them now.

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

14He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it
unto you.

15All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he
shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

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

Galatians 3:27For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have
put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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Hold on to the faith and pray for each other

Luke 22:32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when
thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.

Every year on my birthday (which was a few days back) I ask the Lord for
direction for the year ahead and every time He has been true with what
He spoke to me. This year too I asked of Him and I got a not too
pleasant message. Today being the end of the year I asked for what would
be beholding us this coming year and the message above is also similar
to what I received on my birthday.

These few days we have been receiving messages of correction for this
coming year is going to be a time of testing. We are going to see a
great shaking of Churches and especially 'Men of God'. God is going to
expose all those who have made themselves 'Anointed Men of God'.

People of God understand one does not become an anointed Man of God
because of miracles or prophecy or stage charisma or Bible knowledge. In
the Bible we have records of many who were against God and did these.

Note one of the greatest men of the Bible that is Paul was a terrible
preacher. He knew a lot but lacked the skill to convey the same in
person, though he did an excellent job in his writings. Let us not be
fooled to think those who preach well are great Men of God. What they
preach is more important than the way they preach. Those who make us
confortable in our worldly life or entertain us spiritually while
shunning our spiritual growth will never be an anointed Man of God.

When Jesus said we need to die to ourselves then how can someone from
Him preach the opposite? It is better to be rebuked in this world and
find ourselves in the House of God than to be pleased in this world and
find ourselves in the Lake of Fire / Sulphur (which by the way is worse
than Hell - where the unbelievers go).

Let us pray for each other for this coming year that each one of us
holds on to the principles of the Kingdom of God and do not compromise.
That we be founded on the Rock of Truth; that the Holy Spirit be with us
and guide us and let not our desires guide us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty and Loving Father. You are a Jealous (Zealous) God
for You are possessive of your children. You not only protect them from
others but also protect them from themselves. We pray Lord this coming
year that each and everyone who are yours may hold fast unto their
faith, that they be focused on your Kingdom more than the pleasures and
desires of this world. May they see the light of the truth and walk in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Corinthians 10:8-10

8For though I should boast somewhat more of our authority, which the
Lord hath given us for edification, and not for your destruction, I
should not be ashamed:

9That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

10For his letters, say they, are weighty and powerful; but his bodily
presence is weak, and his speech contemptible.

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.

Mark 8:35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever
shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.

Luke 8:14And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they
have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures
of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.

Luke 12:22-23

22And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye
shall put on.

23The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.

Luke 14:26If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother,
and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life
also, he cannot be my disciple.

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Deceitful as a brook

Job 6:15 My brethren have dealt deceitfully as a brook, and as the
stream of brooks they pass away;

Today's message compares deceit to a fast flowing stream which changes
part as and when there is any resistance.

If we look at this scientifically it is just water that has the force of
gravity working on it; water that flows from a higher position to a
lower position thus it takes the easiest path to flow down, it does not
have a mind of its own.

The word deceitful is also translated in the Bible as treacherous or
faithless.

Today the Lord is telling us when we live like an opportunist people
always on the lookout for any opportunity, always taking the easy way
out of situations, not having a mind of our own or a vision that we work
on, then we are a deceitful people.

We see today Christians hurting Christians, people trampling each other
spiritually and also naturally all because they have a drive for fame,
greed, desire for pleasure, ego etc...

Yesterday a brother posted a message that there are too many Judas
Iscariots in Churches. I would say we are worse than Judas for he at
least sold Jesus for 30 coins; we sell Him for just a vain desire.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are Father for You alone are Creator, Provider and
Protector. You Lord created all, all provision comes from You alone and
none can touch us without your knowledge. Lord we pray we be not like a
mindless stream that has no thought of its own. Lord we pray we be
people of faith, people of vision. We pray we are not driven by
opportunities but create them by the authority given by You to manifest
the unseen to seen...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 6:8Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

James 1:23-25

23For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a
man beholding his natural face in a glass:

24For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway
forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth
therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this
man shall be blessed in his deed.

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#The Christ Mass Confusion

Acts 19:29 And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having
caught Gaius and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in
travel, they rushed with one accord into the theatre.

Yesterday I visited a house which had a grand Christmas tree beautifully
decorated. It was an imported tree with all imported decoration and this
tree was given the best place in the drawing room. When I looked at it I
remembered in the old days I too used to do this for I had such a tree
gifted to me by an unbeliever with all its imported deco, but as I came
to know more of this tree and the festival, I got rid of this tree.

How many Christians ever gave a thought as to why only a pine tree is
decorated on this day?

Bible says there is nothing new (evil) that the world does, what is done
is repeated in new ways. We see the Catholics managed to get back the
worship of goddess Ashtoreth by making people to celebrate Easter
instead of Resurrection Sunday. They did the same with the feast of
nativity which was celebrated by the pagans where they cut pine trees
which was worshiped as goddess of nativity this they made it stand
upright and decorated it. This was not something new but was done even
during the times of Jeremiah alone with worship of the Queen of Heaven
(Ashtoreth and now Mary).

This Church first confused the people about the date of Jesus' birth
stating it does not exist in the Bible so people believed it and
therefore did try to investigate [it was on the Feast of Tabernacle].
They then made them believe Jesus was born in a stable with all kinds of
cattle around, so got them to make cribs even though the Bible says he
was born in a manger (wooden box) kept to feed the donkeys tied outside
an inn since Mary delivered after her 9 months of pregnancy as they were
waiting for a room outside an inn and there was none (Luke 2:6-7). It
was not that they searched the whole town for a room in an inn when she
got labor pain as shown in movies.

Understand labor pain during birth is a curse (Genesis 3:16) and Christ
was not born under a curse. People who know of the curse and that it is
broken have given birth without even experiencing noticeable pain.

Then they got people to put another star which they call Christmas star
(contrary to Jesus who is called the Star of David / Eternal Promised
King of David) even though people know stars do not move. Bible says a
heavenly body / light moved, since at that time they did not know the
difference types of heavenly / astronomical bodies. Even after 600 years
people like Muhammad though shooting stars were angels falling from Heaven.

People who have investigated this even astronomically have found it to
be a planet and not a star and the astronomical wonder as stated in
Revelation 12:1 had actually happened that day which incidentally was
around Dec 25. Would people put a Christmas planet from tomorrow instead
of star?

They also made the wise men land along with the shepherds at the stable.
Firstly Bible does not say how many wise men were there. They assumed
three since there were three types of gifts. These men came from the
east and these gifts were symbolically given to a great king. Also Bible
says they say not a just born child in a manger but child which was a
few months old and they saw the child was around December 25. So what
are they celebrating the birth or the visitation?

Try to find one thing true in all this Christ Mass Confusion and you
will see other than the word Christ everything is a great lie / great
confusion. All the justifications people give are just to whitewash lies
so that they follow the traditions of men which were pagan in origin.

Today's message tells people of God to stay away from this Christ Mass
Confusion like Paul was advised to stay away. This whole event is a
theatre played out so that people gratify their fleshy desires in the
pretext of celebrating Christ.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are a Holy God. In your Word You have instructed that your
people do not worship You in High Places even though your Word says You
dwell on Mount Zion for You speak to people from there. We know this is
High Place is symbolic and that You do not desire people to exaggerate
things and worship You, but worship You in Truth. Lord we pray your
people do not mix lies with holy things and do not take holy things as
an excuse to fulfill their lust for worldly pleasure...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 19:29-32

29And the whole city was filled with confusion: and having caught Gaius
and Aristarchus, men of Macedonia, Paul's companions in travel, they
rushed with one accord into the theatre.

30And when Paul would have entered in unto the people, the disciples
suffered him not.

31And certain of the chief of Asia, which were his friends, sent unto
him, desiring him that he would not adventure himself into the theatre.

32Some therefore cried one thing, and some another: for the assembly was
confused; and the more part knew not wherefore they were come together.

Ecclesiastes 1:9The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and
that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new
thing under the sun.

Genesis 3:16Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow
and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy
desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Revelation 12:1And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman
clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a
crown of twelve stars:

Luke 2:6-7

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished
that she should be delivered.

7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling
clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in
the inn [singular].

Jeremiah 10:3-5

3For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of
the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.

4They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and
with hammers, that it move not.

5They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be
borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do
evil, neither also is it in them to do good.

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Assos to Mitylene

Acts 20:14And when he met with us at Assos [approach], we took him in,
and came to Mitylene [mutilated].

In the Bible we see all names have meanings to them be it name of a
person or name of a place. What we also find is that in many places
there exists a relationship between the names to the event, like Jesus
was born in Bethlehem which means House of Bread and Jesus identified
Himself as Bread of Life that came from Heaven.

In today's message we find names of two places Assos and Mitylene.
Asssos means approach; it was a sea port in the Roman province of Mysia.
Mitylene means mutilated; it was the capital of the island of Lesbos
(now part of Turkey).

The Lord is talking to us not about Paul's trip from Assos to Mitylene
but about our trip from Assos to Mitylene. He is not talking about the
places but about what we do in the name of preaching the Gospel.

In the Bible Paul says to gain the Jews he became as a Jew. He does not
say became a Jew but says as a Jew. Similarly to gain the gentile
(without the Law) he became as a gentile (but kept himself under the Law
of God). He then also goes on to say for the weak he became as a weak.
We see Paul did not change himself by following their traditions,
beliefs or hopelessness but changed his approach while keeping himself
and that which was within him and he did this so that he could share the
Gospel. Had Paul changed himself then he would have defeated the very
purpose he was approaching them, he would have mutilated the Gospel. The
Gospel is not a message or story but a part within us. If we are not
living the Gospel we cannot preach the Gospel. So when we give the
Gospel we are giving a part of ourselves.

During this so called 'season of Christ' we find people use different
means of approach but do they realized they are becoming the people they
are approaching and not as Paul who maintained whom he was but yet
became as them. In the process of approach we are changing ourselves and
thus mutilating the Gospel within us. In the name of giving the Gospel
we travel from Assos to Mitylene. Let us not become those whom we are
trying to save.

Let us not mutilate the Gospel within us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty, Holy God. God a part of You humbled yourself and
became man. Even though You became man You did not give up your
holiness, You Lord kept yourself without blemish. Lord we pray we are
not deceived into becoming them whom we are out to save. Help us to
separate ourselves from them even when we approach them to share the
Gospel that is within us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 6:51I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man
eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will
give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

1 Corinthians 9:19-23

19For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto
all, that I might gain the more.

20And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to
them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them
that are under the law;

21To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law
to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are
without law.

22To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made
all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23And this I do for the gospel's sake, that I might be partaker thereof
with you

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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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