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The Four sections of the One Bible

Luke 24:44 - And he said to them, These are the words which I spoke to you,
while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were
written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms,
concerning me.

During the Time of the Apostles the Bible consisted of the 3 books of the
Jews (Torah, Psalms and Prophets) and the New Testaments (Gospels - the
letters were subsequently added). For the Jews his main holy books are the
Torah and the Psalms, some sects consider the books of Prophets as canon
(official scripture / Word of God) and some do not. When you discus with a
Muslim he will project the Bible as 3 parts the Torah, Psalms and New
Testament. It was the Catholic Church which made the Bible into 2 parts the
New Testament and the Old Testament.

We see Jesus here refers to the Old Testament not as Old Testament (1 set
of books) but as 3 sets of books i.e. books of Moses, Psalms (during the
time of Jesus they were a set of 5 books according to books of Moses that
is why the Psalms are in a mixed order) and the books of Prophets (all the
books in our Old Testament except for the book of Esther were canon during
the time of Jesus, like we have the Catholic Apocrypha so also the book of
Esther was the Jewish Apocrypha it has no prophecy in it but a chronicle
recording).

The Jews have various sects more divided on lines of traditions, the main
theological division between them is that some deny resurrection of the
dead and some who do not therefore they disagree or agree with the books of
the Prophets as canon.

We see the Muslims do not take the names of other Prophets of the Bible
other than those in the books of Moses and Psalms the primary reason being
Muhammad had no knowledge of them. He knew as much as what he had heard
from people preaching during his nomadic journeys and from the relatives of
his wife Khadijah
who were
Catholics (her sister was a nun, this will give you an idea as to where the
hijab came from). Islam prefers to keep the other Prophets out, for it gets
too complicated for them to justify their belief and to project Muhammad as
a prophet as against them since some among them had bought dead to life and
healed people which Muhammad did not. The Quran agrees that Jesus (whom
they call Isa) had powers to heal but He was an exception.

One may feel the Catholics did no harm in making the Bible into 2 sections
- the Old and the New Testaments. One needs to understand the impact of
this action and how it has harmed the faith of many (almost all). Their
basis of doing this seems very logical based on time before Jesus and time
after Jesus by taking a few scriptures that talk of new covenant and old
covenant. People do not understand any understand is not only based on
bases of proof of some scriptures but it should not go against any other
scripture. So if my understanding seems to be okay with 10 scriptures but
if even 1 scripture goes against my understanding then that understanding
is wrong.

The Catholic Church tried to destroy the whole covenant, because by make
the Bible into 2 sections based on their understanding they have made the
Old Testament a historic book which is read but not considered Living Word
of God. The effect of this for example is seen among the Catholic priests
who do not believe every book of the Old Testament is not God's Word like
the book of Genesis, they think man tried to explain things symbolically
similar to like Jesus spoke in parables to the common people. If one
studies the parables properly (the Greek word means similar to or on the
lines of), even the parables had lots of factual background to them, many a
times historical events to back them that were fresh in the minds of the
people at that time. It was like teaching on the bases of examples.

In the Gospels we see Jesus quoted scriptures from the books of Moses
(indirectly), Psalms and Prophets (both directly), which was like an
official canon confirmation from God Himself. In today's message we see He
names the books and states them as be fulfilled by Him. He did not say they
as been old or redundant and not to be considered. He says they were about
Him so if they are about Him and He is eternal then how can they be old?

In today's message God is telling us the Bible consist of four books - the
books of Moses, books of Psalms, books of Prophets and the New Testament
and NONE AMONG THESE ARE OLD. So let us respect them all and study them all
with the same vigour as we do to the New Testament.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we thank You for your Word. Although man, who alone was made in your
image and was given all dominion over this world, yet disappointed You by
going against your instruction. Lord this corrupt man who was set to be
doomed to eternal destruction due to your mercy and love is given your Word
so that by your Word may be restored and may turn back to You. You came and
man and became a sacrifice so that the Word is manifested and that this
Word may be understood by man for which You made available your Spirit. It
is your Word that gives life and without your Word we are doomed. Lord we
pray your people understand the value of your Word and may love it more
than life...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 20:27 - Then came to him certain of the Sadducees, which deny that
there is any resurrection; and they asked him,

Acts 23:6 - But when Paul perceived that the one part were Sadducees, and
the other Pharisees, he cried out in the council, Men and brethren, I am a
Pharisee, the son of a Pharisee: of the hope and resurrection of the dead I
am called in question.

Matthew 8:4 And Jesus saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy
way, shew thyself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded,
for a testimony unto them.

Matthew 19:7 They say unto him, Why did Moses then command to give a
writing of divorcement, and to put her away?

Matthew 12:3 But he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when
he was an hungred, and they that were with him;

Mark 12:36-37

36 For David himself said by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit
thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

37 David therefore himself calleth him Lord; and whence is he then his
son? And the common people heard him gladly.

Matthew 1:22 - Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was
spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying,

Matthew 3:3 For this is he that was spoken of by the prophet Esaias,
saying, The voice of one crying in the wilderness, Prepare ye the way of
the Lord, make his paths straight.

Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous
generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it,
but the sign of the prophet Jonas:

Matthew 21:4-5

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek,
and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

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

Acts 17:10-11

10 And the brethren immediately sent away Paul and Silas by night unto
Berea: who coming thither went into the synagogue of the Jews.

11 These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received
the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily,
whether those things were so.

Matthew 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be
not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not
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Satan sets us against the Holy Spirit

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

When Ananias lied and did not give the true value of the sale of the extra
part of his own property Peter did not tell him 'Ananias why are you lying
to me' or 'Ananias why are you lying to God'. Peter was very clear in his
words when he told Ananias that he was lying to the Holy Spirit and here
Peter goes to the extend to state that it was Satan who caused him to lie
to the Holy Spirit.

Ananias was not the only one who sold the additional part of his property
and gave the money to the Church (Apostles) he was one among all. Now if a
person is accused of lie then there has to be an instruction and then only
we can say that person went against it, but we do not read anywhere that
the Holy Spirit spoke to the people and told them to sell their additional
property and give it to the Church, yet we see all did and Ananias was one
among them. But we see Ananias was the only one who was not truthful in the
amount so he died instantly. Peter did not curse Ananias or rebuke him to
death; it was the Holy Spirit who took away Ananias' right to continue his
earthly life. The same happened to Ananias' wife Sapphira she too died when
she opened her mouth and lied. This event led to great fear among all the
people. Initially I thought it was a very harsh step taken by the Lord,
death for a lie, it was later I understood why.

Understand what happened, firstly if this was a new instruction then it
would have been written, but since it was an old instruction therefore it
was not written. One would say we do not see Jesus ask anyone to sell the
additional or extra part of their property and give the money to the
Kingdom of God, that too a punishment to the extent that if the person does
not do it then he or she would die. We also do not see the Jews who
followed the Old Testament doing such a thing. So where are such
instructions written? The answer is the books of Moses.

We need to understand Jesus as man had the true understanding of the books
of Moses because He was full of wisdom through the Holy Spirit. At
Pentecost the Holy Spirit was given to the Church; that means everyone who
believes in Jesus Christ and surrenders their lives to Him has the promise
of the Holy Spirit. Jesus also said that the Holy Spirit would witness Him
and reveal everything about Him to us. Yesterday we read in Luke 24:44
Jesus said the books of Moses, books of Psalms and the books of the
Prophets were about Him, so indirectly when we receive the Holy Spirit, the
Holy Spirit starts to open our minds and reveal the true understanding of
the books of Moses, Psalms and Prophets.

We read just before this incident book of Acts records the people were of
'one mind' that showed they were ministered by the Holy Spirit for it is
only through the Holy Spirit we can be of one mind. At this period the
people had a good understanding of scriptures and the Holy Spirit had
revealed to them a good understanding on tithing and giving unto the Lord.
Since they were matured in Spirit thus the expectation / punishment too was
high. There is difference between pulling up a child and pulling up a teen
or young adult.

Both Ananias and Sapphira had not lied before Peter but they had done the
lying long before when they made their mind to be dishonest and chose to
hold some of it back. When they opened their mouth before Peter they were
just confirming the lie that was already seated in their hearts. It wasn't
that God (Holy Spirit) came to know of their lie when they opened their
mouth, but knew of it long back and had made Peter aware of it. When they
spoke they just confirmed to themselves and other people of their lie so
that judgment would be justified on them.

On Judgment Day Bible states we who believe in Jesus Christ will stand
before Him and will be judged and our records will be opened. Since we
believe in Him we would not be judged for our sins but we will be judged
for abiding or not abiding in the Word of God. We would not be able to give
excuses that we did not know, for it is the Holy Spirit who reveals the
Word to us directly or through people so He knows how much we know or do
not know. It says judgment will fall on us when what is inside us in
revealed in the records. It is not that the Lord needs to see it since He
already knows; this revealing is required for us so that we cannot blame
the Lord for not being righteous.

Today's message also tells us it is Satan who fills us with worldly desires
that leads us go against the instructions of the Holy Spirit, that is why
Jesus said it is impossible for a rich man to go to Heaven because a rich
man is filled with worldly desires. The rich are filled with worldly
desires but we should also remember that it is not necessary we have to be
very rich to be filled with worldly desires like it was the case of Ananias
and Sapphira who were not very rich.

Christians are called not to live a life of poverty or a life of luxury; we
are called to live a sober life where our needs are fulfilled by God who is
our provider. God will at time test us by giving us our worldly desires but
it is our choice to live a sober life or get lost in our worldly desires.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we learn to resist Satan by resisting desires that may lead us
to go against the Holy Spirit. Lord we pray we learn to be more sensitive
to the Holy Spirit and more focused to the purpose we are called for as
Christians...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 8:14-17

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

15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:

17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.

1 Thessalonians 5:5-10

5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are
not of the night, nor of darkness.

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

7 For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are
drunken in the night.

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

9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our
Lord Jesus Christ,

10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live
together with him.

1 Peter 1:9-20

9 Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls.

10 Of which salvation the prophets have enquired and searched diligently,
who prophesied of the grace that should come unto you:

11 Searching what, or what manner of time the Spirit of Christ which was
in them did signify, when it testified beforehand the sufferings of Christ,
and the glory that should follow.

12 Unto whom it was revealed, that not unto themselves, but unto us they
did minister the things, which are now reported unto you by them that have
preached the gospel unto you with the Holy Ghost sent down from heaven;
which things the angels desire to look into.

13 Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end
for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus
Christ;

14 As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former
lusts in your ignorance:

15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of
conversation;

16 Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

17 And if ye call on the Father, who without respect of persons judgeth
according to every man's work, pass the time of your sojourning here in
fear:

18 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things,
as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from
your fathers;

19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and
without spot:

20 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was
manifest in these last times for you,

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Man and demons

Luke 9:39 - And, lo, a spirit taketh him, and he suddenly crieth out; and
it teareth him that he foameth, and bruising him hardly departeth from him.

Just a couple of days back I was discussing with my daughter about the
festival that is going on in India where they bring idols of their elephant
god for a few days and take it in procession to drown it in a sea. My
daughter asked why they drown it if they are giving reverence to it. I told
her if they had not drowned it then this ritual would die within a couple
of years, unless they do not dispose it they cannot celebrate it in that
same pomp the next year, this happens every year and they remain the same.
They go to temples ring bells, do arties (Hindu worship), give money, have
prasad (food offered to idols) and their ritual is done. This ritual does
not change them nor convict them of their sinful life. They feel by dong
this they can continue their way of life and come back to do the same
ritual all over again. It is these rituals that keep their religion alive.

Then she asked me one deep question 'do they not fear God'? I realized even
devils (evil spirits) know God and fear Him, but man who is ignorant of God
mocks Him fearlessly. Most of these people are well educated and sensible,
they do not need to be told what they worship is not God but out of fear of
breaking traditions and offending the society they live in they are willing
to go against God. If only they knew what awaits them they would not do
these things, like it is said where Angels do not dare fools do.

They do not know there are 2 deaths a person would go through; one is the
natural death and the second death of the spirit. God has given life and
what He gives He does not take back. Bible says our days on earth are known
to Him so our coming here and our going out are known to Him. When we die
we just exit this creation but our spirit does not die. Our death in this
world is quick so many do not fear death here but the death of the spirit
does not mean the spirit just stops to exist. God has given the spirit of
man some thousands of years to exist so when he exits this creation his
spirit has to go someplace and exist there till that spirit finishes its
remaining period. God created Hell (a prison) for the spirits of those who
hate Him. Here the spirit is confined to isolation for the rest of its
existence. For those who love Him God created Grave where the spirit sleeps
till the time all His people pass through this world (they are numbered)
and unto Judgement Day. The difference between being in Hell and in Grave
is that in Hell the sins of the person are like coals of fire that never
extinguish or like live worms that never die, so ever sin that spirit has
committed as man here on earth will torture that person till the rest of
its existence in Hell. While the spirits that exist in the spiritual level
called Grave (not earthly graves) sleep in peace, since they died believing
in Christ they did not go to hell and their sins do not suffer them. But on
Judgment Day they will rise and will be judged alone with those dwelling on
earth (these will be transformed - exit their earthly bodies) and those who
found not abided in the Word will go to a place worse than Hell, there
their sins will not suffer them but irrespective of how much good or bad
they were they will all receive the same punishment which is very terrible
as to how it is symbolized. Those who are found abided in the Word will
enter Heaven and have access to the Tree of Life so as to live eternally
(they will eat of it as and when they need it).

The evil spirit do not have hope, they know what awaits them for they too
will receive their punishment when mankind (those who believe in God) are
judged. But man has hope for Jesus Christ has become its hope.

In Hinduism, Islam and other religions evil spirits are a part of their
belief. If a person is processed with an evil spirit and starts to manifest
the Hindus would say 'mata aayi' which means spirit of the mother
(goddesses) has come on that person. Many would then worship that person
because of that spirit, but if the manifestation goes out of hand and
starts to harm that person then they try to free that person from that
spirit and try to get that person 'healed'.

In Islam they are called jinns and they are said help people to get to
Paradise quickly. Muhammad their prophet suffered from it after his
encounter with a spirit in the Hira caves (a Catholic monk told him it was
the angel Gabriel and he was declared prophet by this monk) and would
manifest when he would get his 'inspired' ayahs. But when it went out of
hand his people realized it was a problem and did not let him record his
ayahs for about 2 to 3 years.

The Bible gives a clear picture of the evil spirits and its ability and
intentions therefore man having knowledge of this will not fear, but take
authority and set free those affected by it.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we thank You that You considered this little creature called man and
set him to have the power and ability of the Angels. You gave him power to
overcome evil spirits, sin and death. You stated he would crush the head of
Satan in the end and what You say has to come to pass. We thank You lord
for the victory You have made possible for us. We pray the truth stays
seated in our hearts and minds for ever...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

James 2:19 - Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: the
devils also believe, and tremble.

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

Revelation 11:17-18

17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast,
and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast
reigned.

18 And the nations were angry, and thy wrath is come, and the time of the
dead, that they should be judged, and that thou shouldest give reward unto
thy servants the prophets, and to the saints, and them that fear thy name,
small and great; and shouldest destroy them which destroy the earth
[nations].

1 Thessalonians 4:14-17

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also
which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.

15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are
alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which
are asleep.

16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the
voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ
shall rise first:

17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with
them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be
with the Lord.

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Only what is needed for you to have life is given

John 20:30,31 - And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his
disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that
ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that
believing ye might have life through his name.

Today message is from the Gospel of John and one of the keys scriptures
which tells us only what is necessary for us to believe and have eternal
life in Jesus Christ is given in that book. This is not only for the Gospel
of John, even with the other Gospels it is the same story.

As I started learning Koine Greek (the common Greek that existed during the
time of Jesus) I have come to understand many things even more clearly. One
of the silent interesting feature one sees in the Gospels is that nowhere
in the Gospels one would find any exclamatory marks used. If Jesus gave
life to a dead it does not say 'Jesus raised the person to life!' it simply
puts 'Jesus raised the person to life'. It shows the writers did in no way
try to influence the reader but let the understanding of the text do that
job.

Today's message tells us Jesus as man on earth did many things at that time
would have been very difficult to record for all the papers that existed
then would not have been sufficient. Even the few miracles which are
recorded are unique and very necessary for our understanding are recorded.
There are times when Jesus healed and delivered the whole crowd that came
to Him and we find there are no details of what each and every person was
healed of or the kind of spirit or bondages they were delivered of. It
simply says He healed all.

In today's message the Lord is assuring us everything necessary for our
eternal life has been made available all we need to do is believe, abide
and receive.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we thank You for did all that was necessary for us and said 'It is
accomplished'. Lord we pray each and every one that reads this message
received eternal life. We pray their names be in the Book of Life.
Encourage them and help them abide in this message of eternal life. This
prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 21:24-25

24 This is the disciple which testifieth of these things, and wrote these
things: and we know that his testimony is true.

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

Matthew 8:16 - When the even was come, they brought unto him many that were
possessed with devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and
healed all that were sick:

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Social service or Lord's service

Matthew 26:10,11 - When Jesus understood it, he said unto them, Why trouble
ye the woman? for she hath wrought a good work upon me. For ye have the
poor always with you; but me ye have not always.

In today's message we see Mary the sister of Lazarus bought with her the
best ointment she could and anointed Jesus' feat with it. She wanted to
give Him the respect of Master but she did not know she was fulfilling
prophecy by preparing Him for sacrifice - His death. Judas pointed out to
the wastage of money he suggested that the money would have helped the
poor. He was not referring to a small amount of money for the ointment
which Mary used was really very, very expensive. That money would have fed
hundreds of stomachs. To this Jesus said 'you have the poor always with you
but me you will not always'. People should not misunderstand Jesus was not
telling Judas nor us that we should spend our resources to things like
offering incense or flowers or candles or sacrifice to God instead of using
it for the poor, nor was Jesus telling us not to look after the poor but
only serve Him.

Understand today if anyone of us takes expensive incense and offers to God
in whatever way to God, God would get very upset with us and say 'you
fool'. He would not respond the way Jesus responded with Mary Lazarus'
sister. The reason He would do that is not because He is not among us in
the flesh. Jesus is with us in spirit through His Spirit but yet He would
not like the same done again.

Understand Mary fulfilled prophecy at its time and that was more important
that serving the poor.

In the Bible God tells us always to reach out to the poor and the
unfortunate especially those of the faith. But more important than doing
all that is doing what is prophesied in its prophetic time.

If the Bible prophesizes any XYZ event today and our hands are required for
the fulfilment of that prophecy then we should set apart all other works
and first fulfil that prophecy today. For example the Bible prophecies that
He would bring the Muslims to know Him in this era so we are all called to
reach out to the Muslims in whatever we can and bring them to know God
through Jesus Christ. Since we are not doing enough we see Christ Himself
appearing to them and bringing them to know Him. It is a shame for us in
Christians that even though Jesus Christ did so much for us when He was
here on earth, even now we are making Him to continue serving us. This even
after He has empowered us with all things needed yet we fail because we are
fattened with fleshy desires or spiritual laziness or are a misguided lot.

Today the Lord is telling us we can continue serving the poor but when the
time is at hand to fulfil prophecy let us set aside all other things and
concentrate on bring to pass that prophecy. Let us not be like Judas who
had evil in his heart but spoke of doing good works. If that money was
given to him he may have actually given it to the poor. Understand Judas
was indeed a thief but was not so obsessed with money for when he had
received the 30 coins for bartering Jesus he threw the coins in the temple,
from the place he got it and killed himself by hanging from a tree.

Let me take an example, a person suffering with obesity knows the harm the
extra food does to his or her body, he or she does not desire to control
the food even though knowing it harms for he or she does not know the will
or desire of God in his or her life. If that person submits to the will of
God then that desire automatically comes under control.

Today's message tells us to submit to the will of God in its due time even
if we are doing good works for the works of God, the works of faith are
above the good works we do or can do.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord there are many who fail to do the work You have set for them and land
up doing good works that are worldly. Lord we pray we grow in discernment
and know our priorities in its time. We pray we do not miss the opportunity
given unto us for we will be answerable to You on Judgment Day...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]

Galatians 6:10 - Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all,
especially to those who are of the household of faith.

Hebrew 11:12-16

12 Therefore from one man, and him as good as dead, were born as many as
the stars of the sky in multitude-innumerable as the sand which is by the
seashore.

13 These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having
seen them afar off were assured of them, embraced them and confessed that
they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.

14 For those who say such things declare plainly that they seek a homeland.

15 And truly if they had called to mind that country from which they had
come out, they would have had opportunity to return.

16 But now they desire a better, that is, a heavenly country. Therefore
God is not ashamed to be called their God, for He has prepared a city for
them.

1 Corinthians 10:13 - No temptation has overtaken you except such as is
common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted
beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of
escape, that you may be able to bear it.

Hebrew 12:25-29

25 See that you do not refuse Him who speaks. For if they did not escape
who refused Him who spoke on earth, much more shall we not escape if we
turn away from Him who speaks from heaven,

26 whose voice then shook the earth; but now He has promised, saying, "Yet
once more I shake not only the earth, but also heaven."

27 Now this, "Yet once more," indicates the removal of those things that
are being shaken, as of things that are made, that the things which cannot
be shaken may remain.

28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let
us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and
godly fear.

29 For our God is a consuming fire.


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The Mustard seed and the Mulberry tree

Luke 17: 6 And the Lord said, If ye had faith as a grain of mustard seed,
ye might say to this mulberry tree, Be thou plucked up by the root, and be
thou planted in the sea; and it should obey you.

I have explained before of why faith is compared to a mustard seed. People
think because the size of the seed and the size of the plant it grows into.
Firstly the mustard seed is not the smallest seed the orchid seed is and
secondly the mustard plant that grows in the Middle East is max 8 feet to
10 feet tall which is less for small tree therefore put in the category of
herbs. Mustard is among the smallest herb seeds but among the biggest herb
trees.

Jesus used the mustard as an example for faith because of the uniqueness of
that seed. Unlike other seeds the mustard seed has no air pocket inside it.
Jesus was trying to specify, when we have even little faith but a strong
faith without doubt then we can move mountains.

Coming to second and more interesting part, which I came to know only today.

The Greek word translated as Mulberry tree actually refers to the Ficus
Sycomorus tree - common name - False Sycomore Fig, a kind of fig tree that
grows up to 20 m tall and 6 m wide.

It is a tropical tree indigenous to East Africa and Yemen. It grows in
Israel mainly in places with shallow underground water. Although this
species of fig requires the presence of the symbiotic
wasp
to reproduce sexually, and this insect
being extinct in Israel and Egypt it was manually reproduced by planting
cuttings. No doubt that Egypt was "the principal area of sycamore fig
development" for the caskets of the mummies in Egypt
were made from the wood of this tree.

The tree originally produces numerous seeds and reproduces regularly with
the help of its pollinator (symbiotic wasp). There are obligatory (each
party necessarily needs the other), mutual relations between the syconium
and its pollinator. The pollinator being not present in Israel, therefore
the tree does not produce seeds at all. It is reproduced only by cuttings.
It appears that every False Sycomore Fig in Israel was planted by man as a
cutting. They were grown by farmers for their shade, fruit, and especially
for their timber. In ancient Israel the wood was held in higher esteem than
the fruit, the latter consumed chiefly by the poor who could not afford the
more expensive kinds.

So what we see is this tree was not meant for a terrain like Israel for it
was not a tropical terrain and also the requirement for this tree to
flourish naturally did not exist in Israel so this tree was always
reproduces by man by planting cuttings of it. The Jews belief was infested
with the traditions of the Egyptians due to their exile in Egypt many years
back.

Another point to be aware of is that no land tree can grow in the sea. The
sea being deep and having salt water will cause any tree to drown and
perish.

Jesus is telling us if we have true faith which was without doubt even if
it was little faith, then we have the authority to bring to nil the great
worldly system made by mankind. We have to only command the worldly system
to perish and it will perish, but for this we need to have true faith, a
faith without doubt. We do not need to be scholars in scriptures or have
total understanding of all scriptures. Even the little we know of the Bible
but if we truly believe in the little we know, we can bring to nil the
manmade worldly systems.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we thank You for the authority You have given as our faith matures in
You. Lord You call us Israel - as one having power and authority in You.
Lord we pray we grow in our faith and overcome the doubts that shake our
faith. We pray that we bring to nil this worldly manmade systems and free
the people who are under the bondages of these systems so that they give
glory to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 17:19-20

19 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast
him out?

20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say
unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto
this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and
nothing shall be impossible unto you.

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Appointing of the Twelve Apostles

Mark 3:13-15 - And he goeth up upon a mountain, and calleth to him whom he
would: and they came to him. And he appointed twelve, that they should be
with him, and that he might send them forth to preach, And to have
authority to heal sicknesses, and to cast out demons:

We see Jesus was a Man on a Mission during His life of earth even as a
small child He was focused on the purpose He came as man, in other words to
do the work what He Father had assigned Him.

He Himself studied scriptures according the Jewish system and became a
Rabbi but He did not guide His disciples to follow the system which He had
to. He did not teach them the Jewish way nor taught them what the Jewish
system had taught Him. Every time they heard Him they would be baffled at
what He taught them and were also baffled at the way He taught them which
was with power and authority, demonstrating practically what He spoke.

The Church thinks Jesus chose the twelve to set them as authority over the
whole Church. In today’s message it is clear Jesus set them for 4 things -
one was be in Him, second to preach, third to heal and lastly to cast out
demons. About having authority or to administer the Church, we see Jesus
concentrated on only 3 of the twelve they were John, James and Simon
(Peter). Later these 3 were joined by Paul and Barnabas. That is why we see
after the twelve were made bold in spirit and in understanding, most
dispersed to different parts of the world. In the start we see they were
stuck up with the number 12 thus they added Matthias after Judas died. But
later they broke up and the number 12 was never given importance, all
because they understood what the 12 symbolized and its purpose. Paul did
not select 12 chosen disciples, nor did Peter or any other of the twelve.

The twelve whom Jesus selected were called Apostles; the word in Greek is
apostolos and comes from the word apostello which is made of 2 words apo
and stello which together mean to send fourth (outwards). Apostleship is a
Calling, no doubt the 11 (excluding Judas) had the Calling of Apostleship
but that was a matter of coincident (planned by God) that they all had
that, since Jesus was setting the foundation of New Church, He needed
people with that Calling (Lord had used Abraham to set the first Church by
the circumcision of His people). The twelve were called Apostle mainly not
because they had the calling of Apostleship but because they were chosen to
go forth and do the mission which Jesus set them to do which was to grow in
understanding of the Word of God and in relationship with the Holy Spirit,
preach the Gospel and the Word of God, to heal the sick in body and the
weak in spirit, and deliver people from evil spirits and bondages.

After Jesus resurrected He gave this same mission to all those who believed
in Him. Now it is not just twelve but thousands and millions who are called
to be Apostles. We all who believe in Jesus Christ and call ourselves His
disciples are called to go forth to the world and do the 4 part mission
that is to grow in Him, preach, heal and deliver.

Jesus came as man in this world at the perfect time, if He had come an era
before or after, then the story would not have been what it is and Kingdom
of God would not have succeeded. One of the important aspects of His timing
was language. Before Jesus, when the Greeks ruled during the time of
Alexandra, the empire spread across a large portion of the world. Later the
Romans took over this empire and spread further. They too spoke the same
language of the Greek so we see when Jesus send forth His Apostles they
could go to various parts of the world and since they knew Greek they were
able do the mission they were set for. That is why we see the group rewrote
the Gospels from Aramaic to Greek so that the Gospels would help in the
mission they were commissioned for. Thus we see the Lord not only selected
the right people but also set them in the right time.

Today the Lord is talking to us Christian; He is asking us can we
Christians who call ourselves disciples of Jesus Christ, call ourselves
Apostles of Christ? If we have to call ourselves Apostles of Christ we need
to be doing the 4 fold mission which Christ has commissioned us to do. We
are not called to do our mission to only the people around us, or in our
neighbourhood, or in our city, or in our country. We all given a territory
as to where to do the mission we are commissioned for and that territory is
the whole world.

So let us start doing what we are called to do and let us stop thinking
small but let us start thinking as to what the Lord has set for us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we thank You that You have chosen us for the Mission You started and
which is most dear to You. We thank You for calling us not just to know You
but to be your Apostles. Lord, we pray You increase the fire and anointing
within us that we give glory unto You like none ever did...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 16:15-18

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

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

17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they
cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it
shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall
recover.

Galatians 2:9 - And when James, Cephas, and John, who seemed to be pillars,
perceived the grace that was given unto me, they gave to me and Barnabas
the right hands of fellowship; that we should go unto the heathen, and they
unto the circumcision.

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Man worships false gods

Daniel 11:38 - But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a
god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and
with precious stones, and pleasant things.

God knows how to deliver a message to His people whom He loves. Before He
gave me this message today He had me experience 2 incidents, one yesterday
and one today with 2 people concerning today's message. So when I got this
message I knew what I was supposed to share.

Yesterday I was speaking to a Muslim Shite who was wearing many rings on
his finger some with stones. When I asked him why he told me one was for
protection, one was for health and so on. He belonged to a sect which more
inclined towards traditions. They believed on the verbal handed down of
scriptures and traditions more than the written text. They know the Islamic
books were tampered with over the years therefore do not trust them and
thus trust man more than text (ironically these text were written by man),
basically they do this so that they have freedom to change things as an
when they want. They do not want to be restricted in any way. That is why
we see so many variations in the culture and belief of this sect according
to the different parts of the world they live. They have infused various
local traditions and beliefs into their main belief.

Today I was in communication with a Catholic who was quoting me the Quran
as proof for his belief. He was also boasting about his suffering which
kept him close to God (he was trying to justify it with Paul's thorn which
kept Paul humble before God, he did not have any idea what Paul spoke of).
He too comes from a sect of Christianity which gives traditions more
importance than the Word of God. Since they have no knowledge of the
authenticity of scriptures and believe more in manmade stories therefore do
all the wrong things. They are opposite of Muslim Shites who know the
problems with the Islamic text thus justify their way of belief in various
things as gods (gods, since they rule their lives), but a Catholic out of
ignorance thinks there is a problem therefore rejects the Word of God as
true and does traditions of man and has made humans has his or her gods.

In today's message God is telling us because man lacks faith (trust in
God's Word) man has fear of worldly things. This fear has caused man to
honour a false god. Even though his ancestors worship this god yet they all
do not know who this god is. They use worldly ways and means like
traditions, sufferings and offering material things to honour this false
god.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord your people are ignorant of the Truth therefore have fear and believe
in false gods and do foolish things in name of religion. Lord, we pray your
people grow in faith and understanding of scriptures so that they come to
worship You the True and only God...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Jeremiah 13:10 - This evil people, which refuse to hear my words, which
walk in the imagination of their heart, and walk after other gods, to serve
them, and to worship them, shall even be as this girdle, which is good for
nothing.

Deuteronomy 11:16-21

16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn
aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

17 And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the
heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and
lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your
soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as
frontlets between your eyes.

19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou
sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest
down, and when thou risest up.

20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon
thy gates:

21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the
land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of
heaven upon the earth.

Acts 7:40-42

40 Saying unto Aaron, Make us gods to go before us: for as for this Moses,
which brought us out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

41 And they made a calf in those days, and offered sacrifice unto the
idol, and rejoiced in the works of their own hands.

42 Then God turned, and gave them up to worship the host of heaven; as it
is written in the book of the prophets, O ye house of Israel, have ye
offered to me slain beasts and sacrifices by the space of forty years in
the wilderness?


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He mounts the colt which no man has yet sat

Luke 19:30 Saying, Go ye into the village opposite you; in which at your
entering ye shall find a colt tied, on which yet never man sat: loose him,
and bring him here.

Luke talks of just the colt (young of the donkey) while Matthew and
Zachariah speak about both the colt and the donkey (ass). Luke was not
making a mistake while writing, if you see he starts his recording stating
he was complementing the Gospels already written. Luke wanted to highlight
things that were not highlighted in the previous Gospels.

Luke wanted to show that Jesus did not sit on the donkey but sat on the
colt even though the donkey tagged along. Luke also specified the age of
this clot. A colt is usually sandaled after it is 2 years old so this colt
which Jesus sat on was just 1 year old thus it wasn't sandaled. That is how
the disciples knew which colt Jesus spoke of, they did not have to ask the
owner or the colt if any man had mounted it before. The disciples then had
to put their clothes on the colt for Jesus to sit since it was not
sandaled.

Another fact is that a donkey carries comfortably about 20 to 30 percent of
its weight depending if it is dead or live weight. Jesus was a 33years old
man when He mounted the colt, now His weight would surely have been more
than 30percent of the weight of the colt. A full grown donkey is about
480kgs so this less than 2 year colt was surely carrying about half its own
weight nearly 50percent. Even with this weight the colt carried it is not
recorded that the colt struggled to carry Jesus (this also shows Jesus was
not over weighted).

Surely this sight was an amusing sight a full grown man sitting on a small
colt, that too with a full grown donkey tagging along with no one sitting
on it. People saw it and were amused but then they knew a prophecy was
fulfilled. Jesus did this not only to fulfil a prophecy but also for
another reason. It may seem foolish a full grown man sitting on a 1 year
old colt but Luke gives the reason Jesus choose to do such a thing and the
reason is since no man had mounted on it.

If one reads Revelation the ones who are closest to the Heavenly Throne of
the Lord, who worship Him with a New Song are those who are not defiled
(virgin). When I read this scripture I was already married and I thought
had I known this before I would not have married, I would have chosen a
life of chastity dedicated to the Lord, but later the Lord made me
understand it was nothing to do with virginity of the body but virginity of
the spirit.

The Lord is telling us those whom have not let any idol or god or any
desire to be their god and rule their lives are the ones He will choose to
mount and come in glory. They are the ones who will see the power of God in
their lives.

If you have any idol in your life, or think there exist any other god, or
have made your human desires like success or provision or desire for any
person as most important in your life then cast them off your mind and put
the Lord over them. The Lord will not be seated along with other things in
your life; so either have them rule your life or have the Lord King over
your life.

To have worldly desires (surely not evil desires like lust, hatred,
un-forgiveness) is not evil but these desires need to be controlled and
never let to ride your life, you can tug them along (pull behind), but to
ride your life you should allow only the Lord. Also note too many things
you tug along will slow down your spiritual life so even if the Lord is
seated make sure you have the least amount of desires tugged along.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray open our eyes and show us the objects, people or desires that
are taken the focus of our lives. Lord, we pray You strengthen us and give
us the ability to cast them off our backs let You alone be King over our
lives. May You come in glory in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 19:29-36

29 And it came to pass, when he had come near to Bethphage and Bethany, at
the mount called the mount of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,

30 Saying, Go ye into the village opposite you; in which at your entering
ye shall find a colt tied, on which yet never man sat: loose him, and bring
him here.

31 And if any man shall ask you, Why do ye loose him? thus shall ye say to
him, Because the Lord hath need of him.

32 And they that were sent went, and found even as he had said to them.

33 And as they were loosing the colt, its owners said to them, Why loose
ye the colt?

34 And they said, The Lord hath need of him.

35 And they brought him to Jesus: and they cast their garments upon the
colt, and they set Jesus on it.

36 And as he went, they spread their clothes in the way.

Matthew 21:

2 Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway
ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them
unto me.

3 And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of
them; and straightway he will send them.

4 All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the
prophet, saying,

5 Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek,
and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

6 And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them,

7 And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and
they set him thereon.

8 And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut
down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way.

9 And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying,
Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the
Lord; Hosanna in the highest.

Zechariah 9:9 - Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of
Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh to thee: he is just, and having
salvation; lowly, and riding upon a donkey, and upon a colt the foal of a
donkey.

Revelation 14:2-5

2 And I heard a voice from heaven, as the voice of many waters, and as the
voice of a great thunder: and I heard the voice of harpers harping with
their harps:

3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne, and before the
four beasts, and the elders: and no man could learn that song but the
hundred and forty and four thousand, which were redeemed from the earth.

4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins.
These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were
redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.

5 And in their mouth was found no guile: for they are without fault before
the throne of God.

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Good works

John 10:32 - Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shown you from my
Father; for which of those works do ye stone me?

If any person reads the Bible (New Testament), the person will not be able
to deny the good works Jesus did. But yet we see Jesus did nothing like
people like Mother Teresa did. If we compare the works of Mother Teresa
with the works of Jesus we can see the difference between their works. Both
had a heart for the poor, sick, the people in need but both had different
approaches to the problem.

We see Mother Teresa took the sick under her shelter and looked after them
either until they got well or until they died. But on the other hand we see
when sick approached Jesus He did not take them to a shelter to look after
them but healed them and sent them back home.

People with spirit problems in Mother Teresa shelters are helped by
psychiatrists who work with her institute. The success rate of them getting
well or manageable is very minute. When it came to Jesus, He discerned the
spirits in these people and using His authority He cast them out, He
immediately got these people to sanity.

The nuns that work with Mother Teresa' institute go along side railway
tracks, road sides and other places and bring the poor, hungry and homeless
to their shelter, feed them and look after them. For this provision they
depend on people who donate to their trust. Jesus on the other hand as a
Rabbi (Teacher of Scriptures) would receive money from people (as part of
their tithes); this money was kept in the money bag which would mostly be
in the hand of Judas. Even though Jesus was aware of Judas' dishonesty yet
Jesus did not take the money bag from Judas, for Jesus did not depend on
the hand-outs of the people, He depended directly on God the Father for His
provision. When people were hungry He multiplied bread and fishes, and fed
thousands. If He needed money He would get it in supernatural ways like
from a fish's belly. He did not take the homeless home with Him but showed
them how to depend on God for their provision.

If you look even though both Mother Teresa and Jesus did good works yet
there was a great difference between their works. Even after 2000 years the
works of Jesus are known to billions of people including those who are not
His disciples (Christians). Mother Teresa on the other hand became known
only after she received the Noble Peace award or was award by the
government of India. Mother Teresa was lifted up by the people and Jesus
was lifted up by God.

The difference between the works of Mother Teresa and Jesus is the first
did works of righteousness and the later did works of faith. The former did
works in the name of God, the later let God do works through Him.

The Bible does tell us to reach out to the sick, poor and orphans but tells
us to let God work through us by our faith. If we lack faith or are growing
in faith, till then we should do whatever we can in human ways but then we
are not called to continue in human ways but are called to do things in
supernatural ways by growing in faith.

The Lord is telling us today, do people see the good works of the Father in
us? They may be seeing our good works but then these temporary good works
or works of righteousness is not what God requires of us as His people. God
desires we glorify Him by not helping people in their situations but
helping them by changing their situations.

Our God is a Living God a God of power and this power will manifest in us
only when we have faith and do the works of faith. Since we do not know the
Truth fully and are growing in our understanding, we are far from doing
works of righteousness according to God. When we do works of faith it is
God who does the works of righteousness through us and makes us righteous
and perfect, it is not we who make ourselves righteous.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, the world is blinded with the worldly understanding. Since they are
far from You and the Truth they are misled and do not experience your
Power. Lord, we pray your people grow in faith and pursue works of faith
and not works of righteousness...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 3:27 - Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of
works? Nay: but by the law of faith.

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

James 2:22 - Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was
faith made perfect?
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His Spirit is with us, fear not

Haggai 2:5 [KJV-AV (italics removed)] - the word that I covenanted with you
when ye came out of Egypt, so my spirit remaineth among you: fear ye not.

People have a very wrong understanding that only after one is baptized one
receives the Holy Spirit. If one looks at the case with the Apostles, they
did not receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost for in John 20 after
resurrection and before Jesus ascended again to Heaven He breathe unto His
disciples and said 'Receive ye the Holy Spirit'. So Baptism in the Holy
Spirit is not about receiving the Holy Spirit but about surrendering and
being led by the Spirit.

We can see this also in the shadow - books of Moses in the lives of the
Israelites. The Israelites had 2 Individuals (Divine ones) who interacted
with them throughout their walk in the wilderness; one was an Angel of the
Lord and the other Pillar of cloud/fire.

Paul states in his first letter to the church of Corinth that the people of
Israel were under the cloud (Pillar of cloud) and he also identifies Christ
as the Rock that followed them (although they had no actual rock following
them other than they having 2 encounters with rocks that gave water). Paul
says symbolizes their crossing through the Red Sea (Reed / Weed Sea the
Hebrews/Israelites named seas after the plantation around it and the
Egyptians according to the earth/sand around it). We also see even before
they crossed the Red Sea the Pillar of cloud protected them and destroyed
their enemies (the Egyptian army).

We need to understand that before we accepted Christ and were baptized in
Him, we had the Spirit of God in our lives. We may have not experienced His
presence until we saw His Hand of protection or healing in an extraordinary
event.

In today's message the Lord is reminding us that His Spirit dwells is with
us. Even though we may be struggling in our walk in Christ, His Spirit will
be with us and we should fear not for His Spirit protects us. We may see
situation around us that threaten our lives or our wellbeing, yet the Lord
is telling us since His Spirit is with us we should not fear. Even if we
are struggling in our spiritual lives and are not perfect yet when we have
Him as our God we should not fear.

Understand the Holy Spirit is here not only to protect us from things of
this world both natural and spiritual as a pillar of fire but also from the
wrath of God as a pillar of cloud, for a cloud not only provides us with
rain (mercy / grace) but also protects us from the harsh Sun (wrath of God).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, there are times we doubt ourselves and your Word. The guilt of our
sins tries to tell us You have disowned us and forsaken us because of our
sins. Lord, we thank You for your Word today assuring us that your Spirit
is with us to help, guide, protect and provide us even though we struggle
in our walk in You. Lord, we thank You for your Spirit. Holy Spirit we pray
your presence be manifested more and more in our lives as we lean more unto
You while overcoming our carnal nature...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 20:19-23

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,
Jesus came and stood in the midst, and saith to them, Peace be to you.

20 And when he had so said, he showed to them his hands and his side. Then
were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

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

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith to them,
Receive ye the Holy Spirit:

23 Whose sins ye remit, they are remitted to them; and whose sins ye
retain, they are retained.

Exodus 14:19 And the Angel of God, which went before the camp of Israel,
removed and went behind them; and the Pillar of the cloud went from before
their face, and stood behind them:

Luke 12:54 And he said also to the people, When ye see a cloud rise out of
the west, straightway ye say, There cometh a shower; and so it is.

1 Corinthians 10:1-2

1 Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all
our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea;

2 And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea;

3 And did all eat the same spiritual meat;

4 And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that
spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.

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Mistakes in Ignorance

Acts 3:17 - And now, brethren, I know that through ignorance ye did it, as
did also your rulers.

These past 2 days the Lord has been pulling up the Church leaders and
elders who are doing His Work but with either not the right attitude or out
of ignorance of knowing God and His purpose.

In today's message the Lord wants to talk to the congregation and tell us
even if the leaders are acting irresponsibly that does not let us go off,
blameless. The Lord is telling us He has given His Word through His
anointed ones and this has been written and this Word has been protected by
Him since thousands of years and is now with us. Even though the leaders
are irresponsible why are we not opening the Word and confirming what the
leaders are saying or doing?

Peter and John told the Jews at the temple that their leaders (synagogue
leaders) did things out of ignorance for they did not have the
understanding of scriptures. But Peter and John also blamed the Jewish
people of being ignorance.

Ignorance is not a disease like flu which one gets infected with without
one's will. Ignorance is a state of mind one chooses to be in. Each and
every one of us cannot getaway scout free saying 'Lord I did not know'.

With His written Word with us do we have an excuse for ignorance? It is a
choice you and I make to study or not to study His Word. If we can spend a
lot time of our lives studying things of this world then why not study His
Word? About the ability to understand, God says if we pursue His Word with
all our hearts, He will surely open the understanding of it by His Spirit
or by His anointed ones.

We as Christians are guiltier than the Jews for they did not receive the
promise of the Holy Spirit, but we as believers in Jesus Christ have
received the promise of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit of Truth (one of the 7
Spirits of the Holy Spirit) guides us through the understanding of
scriptures. So if we have the Author as our Teacher, do we have any excuse?
Even if we say we have difficulty in communicating with Him, still God had
set His anointed ones amongst us to help us bridge that gap and give us
that true understanding, which all we need to do is verify by opening the
scriptures.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, your people lack the desire for your Kingdom and its understanding,
therefore are misled by incompetent leaders. Lord we pray You intervene in
the lives of your people and fill them with a fire like desire to know You
and your Word. We pray they learn to discern the preachers and leaders who
are misleading them to destruction...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 17:29-33

29 Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think
that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and
man's device.

30 And the times of this ignorance God winked at; but now commandeth all
men every where to repent:

31 Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world
in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given
assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.

32 And when they heard of the resurrection of the dead, some mocked: and
others said, We will hear thee again of this matter.

33 So Paul departed from among them.

1 Peter 2:15-16

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence
the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but
as the servants of God.

John 14:15-17

15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it
seeth him not, neither knoweth

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

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

Daniel 11:38 - But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a
god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and
with precious stones, and pleasant things.

I got this scripture yesterday but was not able to understand what the Lord
was trying to tell us so I delayed in sending the message. Today as the
Lord opened my mind I am writing this message.

The Lord is continuing the message we have been getting in today's message.
You may say brother what is King of Syria (Antiochus) events prophesied
during the times of Daniel to do with our topic of incompetent Church
leaders who do not pursue the understanding of God's Word nor grow in
relationship with Him.

The word Syria means exalted.

God is telling us many Church leaders are trying to establish a name for
themselves. They desire the praises of the people. In their desire of
self-praise they worship a God they do not know. It does not mean that they
worship a false god that does not exist, but means even though they worship
the one and only God yet they worship Him without knowing Him. These people
may sacrifice a lot of time, efforts and lots of pleasures on their life
for 'God's Work' but then these things do not please God if they are not
doing the same efforts to their own spiritual life. Then come the main
point. Since they do not please God they struggle more to do the Work of
God's Kingdom.

Let me explain. People struggle to increase their congregation, if one
looks in the book of Acts when the people pleased God; it was the Lord who
added people unto them. When we please God the favour of God falls on us
and our work in the Lord becomes easier.

Let me give you another example which actually shook my life. I had
personally met Mother Teresa more than one occasion and at one occasion got
time to sit and talk to her. I was very impressed with her in person, left
very humble. But when I studied the Word I realized she did not know God
very much even though she did so much and expressed the love of God to
people among the poor. But spiritually she struggle to know God. What I
came to know made me understand the difference between works of
righteousness and works of faith.

Paul says because man did not pursue the knowledge of God, they caused
religions to come to existence and tarnished Him image with things like
homosexuality, worship of animals, among other things.

God wants us not to remains children of God but grow into Sons of God and
we can only grow when we grow in Him, in the knowledge of Him and in the
Fruits of the Holy Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You desire your people know You, that is why You manifested your
image when You came as man. In Jesus Christ we could see the image of the
invisible God whom no living being has seen, a God whom only the Son saw
was made visible to corrupt man, who is lower than the Angels. Lord we pray
your people pursue the knowledge of You and grow in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Colossians 1:12-20

12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in light:

13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated
us into the kingdom of his dear Son:

14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of
sins:

15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:

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

17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.

18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the
firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;

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

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

Romans 1:20-32

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

21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God,
neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their
foolish heart was darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like
to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping
things.

24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of
their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:

25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the
creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their
women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned
in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is
unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which
was meet.

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

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

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

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

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

Romans 10:2-3

2 For I bear them record that they have a zeal of God, but not according
to knowledge.

3 For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to
establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the
righteousness of God.

Romans 15:14 And I myself also am persuaded of you, my brethren, that ye
also are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge, able also to admonish
one another.

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Hearing the Voice of God

Acts 8:29 - Then the Spirit said to Philip, Go near, and join thyself to
this chariot.

We see the Spirit of God was speaking to Philip and was enabling Philip to
do great and mighty things. If Philip had not heard the Voice of the Spirit
nor abided by it would he have done the mighty works? No.

What people call as ‘Word of Knowledge’ is in fact the Voice of God
speaking unto us in our hearts. This voice would be a thought, a vision or
even a vocal sound which only that person hears. It is not a gift but
something every Believer is capable of hearing. For that we need to be
still in our hearts (supress our thoughts and feelings) and be sensitive to
God.

God loves to talk to us for we are His lovers; that’s what He called
Abraham. We being seeds of Abraham through faith also become His lovers,
His bride. It is great to be sensitive to the Voice of God for when we hear
and abide in it we see great manifestation of God’s power.

The dangerous part is, other than God there are others who also speak to
us, mainly our fleshy desires (carnal nature) and evil spirits. Our carnal
nature would be our worldly thinking or lustful desires or our corrupt
understanding. Evil spirits may not necessarily mean a demon talking to us
but would be thoughts that are influenced by demonic powers. Most of the
time it is the carnal nature and rarely evil spirits that speak to us. The
only way to distinguish between the Voice of God and others is scriptures.

We need to remember God does not change, He is the same eternally. The only
thing that chances of Him is His glory, which increases time by time. God
does not change for He is Eternal, Perfect, Holy, All-mighty and
All-knowing therefore He is the same always.

In Isaiah the Lord says ‘those who know righteousness’ then He goes on to
explain that it means those who have His Law in their hearts, they shall
hear Him and not be afraid of men and reproaches. Then in Matthew Jesus
states He (His Spirit) will speak to us in the darkness (secret place)
which we should bring to light and He speaks to us personally we let the
whole world know.

The Word of God tells us to prophesy but at the same time tells us not to
add to the Word of God or to subtract from it. When the Lord tells us to
prophesy it means speaking the Word of God / promises of God into our lives
/ situations or the lives of others.

What we see is the Word of God which is Truth does not / cannot be changed
nor does God deviates from it. Therefore when God speaks to us, it cannot
go against His Word. If any voice speaks to us and goes against the Word
then we can be sure it is not from God.

Yesterday at a service there are a preacher preaching things that were
contrary to the Word of God. When I approached the Pastor of that Church on
it, the Pastor (senior Pastor) was not sure of his understanding of the
Word of God. It in because of these reasons we see cults get formed and
destruction of souls.

In today’s message the Lord is telling us if we want to accelerate our
spiritual growth in His Kingdom we need to be sensitive to His Voice like
Philip was.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You an Almighty God who never changes. Like You, your Word too never
changes. Lord we pray that we still our lives so that we hear your Voice.
As we hear help us to discern your Voice from other’s voices. Give us the
courage to abide by your Voice and thus accelerate our spiritual lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Isaiah 51:7 - Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in
whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye
afraid of their revilings.

Matthew 10:27 What I tell you in darkness, that speak ye in light: and
what ye hear in the ear, that preach ye upon the housetops.

Luke 8:17 - For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither
any thing hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.

Isaiah 41:8 But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have chosen,
the seed of Abraham my friend [ahab - lover].

Acts 8:5-8, 26-40

5 Then Philip went down to the city of Samaria, and preached Christ unto
them.

6 And the people with one accord gave heed unto those things which Philip
spake, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

7 For unclean spirits, crying with loud voice, came out of many that were
possessed with them: and many taken with palsies, and that were lame, were
healed.

8 And there was great joy in that city.

26 And 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.

27 And 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,

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

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

30 And Philip ran thither to him, and heard him read the prophet Esaias,
and said, Understandest thou what thou readest?

31 And he said, How can I, except some man should guide me? And he desired
Philip that he would come up and sit with him.

32 The place of the scripture which he read was this, He was led as a
sheep to the slaughter; and like a lamb dumb before his shearer, so opened
he not his mouth:

33 In his humiliation his judgment was taken away: and who shall declare
his generation? for his life is taken from the earth.

34 And the eunuch answered Philip, and said, I pray thee, of whom speaketh
the prophet this? of himself, or of some other man?

35 Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and
preached unto him Jesus.

36 And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water: and the
eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

37 And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest.
And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.

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.

39 And 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.

40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all
the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

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Losses, recession and calamities

Haggai 2: 16,17 - Since those days were, when one came to an heap of twenty
measures, there were but ten: when one came to the winepress to draw out
fifty vessels out of the press, there were but twenty. I smote you with
blighting and with mildew and with hail in all the labours of your hands;
yet ye turned not to me, saith the LORD.

In today's message the Lord speaks of loses, recession and calamities.

We read this chapter starts with the Lord speaking through the Prophet
Haggai to both the social leader (government) and also to the spiritual
leader (Church). The Lord reminded the Church of the recession and loses
they faced then the Lord said He is going to shake the Heavens and the
earth, the sea and dry land also and the wealth of the nations will come
into the House of the Lord.

Today the Lord is telling us His Church has been seeing a time of
recession, a time of needs but now God is going to change all that. No more
will His Church lack. He is stretching His Hand to His people and going to
bless them abundantly. People are going to come from unheard places and
going to bless His people. The wealth of the world is going to come into
the hands of the Believers.

While the Lord gives this good news, He is also telling us there will be an
increase in calamities among nations. There will be an increase of unrest
among countries, and wars will increase.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a Living God and what You have declared You bring to past.
Your Word speaks of all the calamities we are facing today and nothing
change what You have written. But even in these calamities that are in this
world Your favour falls on your people and your Hand of protection keeps
them safe. Those who are fence sitters are shaken for your wrath is most on
those who are lukewarm. Lord we thank You for your favor that falls on your
people and we trust You will keep them through this world calamities...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Haggai chapter 2

Psalms 112:1-3

1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that
delighteth greatly in his commandments.

2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall
be blessed.

3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth
for ever.


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The Lord has not forsaken His people

Ezekiel 36:35 - And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become
like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are
become fortified, and are inhabited.

The moment someone gets this scripture they jump to conclusion that God is
going to rebuild the country called Israel, since this country is made of
mainly Jews therefore they are considered as the Jews / Israel the Bible
talks of in the Old Testament.

Just some time back before I got this message I was discussing with a
brother who had a heart for the suffering of the Palestinian people. He
kept calling the Israelites as Zionist. He was unaware what the word means
but used it because the Muslims use it. He used it as a curse word not
knowing it meant 'Protected by God' (Zion as an adjective means 'fortified
city', David used it for Jerusalem even though there was no walls around
Jerusalem) or means 'citizens of Jerusalem' (used as a noun, since it was
used for Jerusalem).

I am putting this not to make fun of this brother but to show you how
people think. Like this brother most Christians think the word 'Israel'
(which means Prince of God / one who has power or authority with God) used
in the Bible refers to the Jewish nation. They may say 'look brother, see
how God has been working with this country and manifesting His power with
them'.

I like to tell this people to look at the Israelites in the Bible. When the
Lord bought them out of Egypt, He did great and might wonders for them too
and bought them out. But we see the Lord took them a long journey in the
wilderness for the Lord knew their hearts; through this journey in the
wilderness almost all leaving for 2 died. The Lord's Hand was protecting
them not because they were His people but because of their coming
generations and mainly because His Name was associated with them.

If we look in the book of Ezekiel this scripture comes just before our last
message (day before yesterday). The Lord showed Ezekiel the vision to
explain to him who the real Israel is.

Bible teaches us through the Jews, even though we may call ourselves
Christian or believe in Christ but at the same time if we live our lives
void of the teachings of Christ, living a worldly lives yet God would be
going great and mighty wonders in our lives; this He would be doing not
because of us but because of our coming generations and mainly because of
His Name sake.

In today's message the Lord is continuing on our last message. He is
telling us once we take up the burden of Christ and let the Spirit of God
help us in carrying this burden, as we carry this burden we will see our
own lives getting renewed and we will see the Nature / Name of Christ in
us. Then we will be in Christ, and being in Christ all things will be
possible with us.

The Lord is telling us when the Nature of Christ will come in us we will be
protected by the Lord (Zion) and like with Jesus, not a hair of our heads
will be harmed without the will of God. If we read the later scriptures the
Lord says because He said it He will do it and we know the Lord is a keeper
of His Word.

If we read Luke 1:37 the English translation sates 'For God nothing is
impossible'. But when we get into the Greek manuscript the word 'nothing'
is not there, instead there are 3 words 'na', 'pas', 'rhema' which in
English means no, each and every, spoken word respectively. In short the
Lord is saying whatever He has said, even the smallest of smallest word He
will fulfil and He is capable of performing them.

Let us believe in what the Lord is telling us and let us renew our lives by
surrendering to the Will and Spirit of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord when man sinned the image of You in him was lost, then You came as man
and showed us the image of You again. You also made a way for way for man
to again gain that image in them. Lord we pray your people do not be name
sake Christians doing some rituals but let Christ come alive in them. Let
the world know the real Israel by see your Power in them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ezekiel 36:33-36

33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from
all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the
wastes shall be built.

34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, though it lay desolate in the
sight of all that passed by.

35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the
garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become
fortified, and are inhabited.

36 Then the heathen that are left around you shall know that I the LORD
build the ruined places, and plant that which was desolate: I the LORD have
spoken it, and I will do it.

37 Thus saith the Lord GOD; I will yet for this be enquired of by the
house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a
flock.

38 As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so
shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know
that I am the LORD.

Luke 1:37 - For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Samuel 12:22 - For Jehovah will not forsake his people for his great name's
sake, because it hath pleased Jehovah to make you a people unto himself.

Exodus 23:20 - Behold, I send an angel before thee, to keep thee by the
way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

Exodus 32:31-35; 33:1-3

31 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned
a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

32 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin — ; and if not, blot me, I pray
thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

33 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him
will I blot out of my book.

34 Therefore now go, lead the people unto the place of which I have spoken
unto thee: behold, mine Angel shall go before thee: nevertheless in the day
when I visit I will visit their sin upon them.

35 And the LORD plagued the people, because they made the calf, which
Aaron made.

1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the
people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt, unto the land
which I sware unto Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, Unto thy seed
will I give it:

2 And I will send an angel before thee; and I will drive out the
Canaanite, the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, the Hivite, and
the Jebusite:

3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the
midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in
the way.

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Does doing social service make you a Christian?

Isaih 58:7,8 - Is it not to deal thy bread to the hungry, and that thou
shouldest bring the poor that are cast out to thy house? when thou seest
the naked, that thou shouldest cover him; and that thou shouldest not hide
thyself from thy own flesh? Then shall thy light break forth as the
morning, and thy health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness
shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rear guard.

There are many Christians who think as a Christian we need to look after
the poor, the naked and the homeless. It is scriptures like the one we
received today that causes one to think so. We read in Matthew 25:35-37
Jesus directly tells us only when we feed the hungry, quench the thirsty,
clothe the naked, shelter the homeless and care for the sick will we go
heaven. James also speaks of faith without works is worthless. Such
scriptures have made some denominations to pursue Heaven not by faith but
by works. Thus they land up distorting the faith (Word) since it does not
value so much for them.

If we go by this understanding then a rich man who can donate money to feed
the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless etc. has better chance
to go to Heaven. But Jesus says otherwise, He says it is near impossible
for a rich man to go to Heaven. So it is the serving that is important and
not the providing?

To understand this we should look at people who are set as examples in the
Bible for us Christians. These examples include Jesus and His disciples.

We see Jesus did have a heart to the hungry, poor, sick etc. but He did not
pursue them, those He came across He did help. Jesus concentrated His
efforts on His ministry (teaching and spiritually building) more than doing
social service. The Apostles too did the same. They too concentrated on
preaching the Gospel and building people in the Lord more than doing social
service. Acts records an incident where the Apostles’ attention is drawn to
a problem in the free kitchen facility for the widows and orphans. We read
to this the Apostles said it was not good that they spend their time
helping in the kitchen or serving food but it was more important for them
to do the ministry. They were not foolish to deny doing social service and
thus deny themselves from going to Heaven. They had a good understanding of
scriptures thus knew what to do as priority. If one looks closely the
kitchen facility was not for all widows and orphans but only for the
Believer widows and orphans.

We as Christians are called to be merciful for our God is merciful. We are
called to help all people who are in need (even our enemies), but our
priorities are more spiritual than natural. We are called to help the
unbelievers but towards the Believers we are called to love like Christ
loved us, go all out (using wisdom). That means our priorities are greater
towards the Family members than towards the outsiders. We see even though
Jesus delivered the Canaan woman vexed with an evil spirit because of her
faith yet we see He uses the term bread of the children are not given to
the dogs. Jesus said He came for the lost sheep not for the lost goats or
lost dogs or lost wolves even though goats are part of His flock (believe
in Him).

We Christians on earth are here on a mission and our mission is to gather
our Family members and led them to Heaven as Christ leads us. This Family
is not our earthly family but our Heavenly Family. Our earthly family may
or may not be part of our Heavenly Family. We may give our earthly family
the Gospel and save them from Hell but we cannot be assured of them going
to Heaven unless their names are written in the Book of Life. That means
they need to keep the Word and grow in spirit that is why only the person
himself or herself can work his or her salvation, not anyone else can. This
work is not works of righteousness but works of faith (believing and moving
in that belief).

When Jesus said feed the hungry, quench the thirty, shelter the homeless,
clothe the naked and care the sick, He did not emphasize more towards the
natural but towards the spiritual for He himself did not do all this in the
natural. So we as Christians are called to feed the spiritual hungry,
quench the spiritual thirsty, clothe the spiritual naked, shelter the
spiritual homeless and care the spiritual sick and when we do that today’s
message says the light (understanding) of God will break forth in our life
as the morning, we will be both spiritually strong and naturally healthy,
righteousness (the Lord’s righteousness within us) shall go before us and
the glory of the LORD shall guard the areas that are not in our sight
(stated as rear because we being people of authority will have power to
defeat / overcome those in our vision).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people have the heart of the Good Shepherd that is in
You. May they have the same love for your sheep as You have. May they know
the importance of oneness as You are one. Lord we pray that your people
reach out and serve each other as You showed us by becoming a Son of Man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 25:31-46

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

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

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

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

35 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave
me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in:

36 Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in
prison, and ye came unto me.

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?

38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed
thee?

39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?

40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you,
Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye
have done it unto me.

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

42 For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye
gave me no drink:

43 I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not:
sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.

44 Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an
hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and
did not minister unto thee?

45 Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as
ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me.

46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous
into life eternal.

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

James 2:20-26
20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?

21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works, when he had offered
Isaac his son upon the altar?

22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by works was faith
made perfect?

23 And 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.

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

25 Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had
received the messengers, and had sent them out another way?

26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is
dead also.

Matthew 15:22-28

22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried
unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter
is grievously vexed with a devil.

23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought
him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.

24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the
house of Israel.

25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.

26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread,
and to cast it to dogs.

27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall
from their masters’ table.

28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be
it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that
very hour.

Acts 6:1-6

1 Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a
complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows
were being neglected in the daily distribution.

2 And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It
is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve
tables.

3 Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute,
full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty.

4 But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.â€

5 And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen,
a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and
Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch.

6 These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands
on them.

1 Thessalonians 1:3 Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and
labour of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, in the sight
of God and our Father;

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The Inner and Outer Boiling Places

Ezekiel 46:22 - In the four corners of the court there were courts joined
of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one
measure.

We know about people and religions that give great importance to numbers.
In India the Hindus plan they life and business on based of numbers. They
even change their names if the number of digits in the name is not
auspicious or change their residence if the number associated with their
house is not auspicious to them.

The Muslims as you know give great importance to the number 786. They give
it as much importance to it as they give it to their god Allah (who was one
of the 360 pagan gods).

Western, modernized man too has numbers like 13 which due to some old story
has made it a number to be cautious of. The Christians are also not far
behind due to their lack of understanding they think any person or thing
associated with the number 666 is some way connected to Satan.

In the Bible God used numbers a lot not that they by themselves were good
or bad (good or bad are not people or things but good or bad are to do with
their deeds). Like all things God created are good so also all numbers
including 666 are good, but God used numbers in the Bible to symbolize or
explain the hidden things of God.

We see Jesus fasted for forty days, so did Moses, it is only through study
of numbers we understand what forty symbolized. This study is called Bible
numeric. I would not advice anyone to jump to this study unless one has
done the 3 previous levels of Bible Study i.e. Bible Commentary, Scriptural
Cross Reference Study and Biblical Word Study (study of the Hebrew, Aramaic
and Greek words).

In today's message we see the numbers four and forty and these are
symbolically connected to the boiling place.

In his vision Ezekiel is shown 2 boiling (cooking/baking) places one in the
inner court and one in the outer court. The scripture shows as the outer
court is connected with the people. Ezekiel in the vision is advice not to
go out to outer court unless he is done with the sacrifices in the inner
court.

Note there are 2 types of sacrifices that are performed as mentioned here,
they are the guilt (trespass) sacrifice and sin sacrifice. The sacrifice of
guilt is a sacrifice which is offered for the sins one has committed
unknowingly, this was done only after the sin sacrifice, a sacrifice
offered for the sins one is aware of. We celebrate the guilt sacrifice by
the breaking of bread. That is why Paul says one should not take part in
the breaking of bread unless one has dealt with the sins one is aware of at
that time. Taking part in breaking of the bread and eating of it without
dealing with the sins one is aware of results in mocking the guilt
sacrifice and this angers God even more.

In today's message the Lord is telling us those who are called to lead His
people have to first deal with their own sinful life before they go out to
lead the people to come out of their sinful lives. The leaders need to deal
with both the sins which they are aware of and those which they are not
aware of.

One will understand today's message also by understanding why leprosy, a
disease of the skin and flesh was given so much importance and why there
were certain detailed procedures and sacrifices for reinstalling a person
suffering from leprosy back into the congregation.

Let us give God's work due respect and sanity. So let us sanctify ourselves
like a doctor disinfects himself before attending to his patients.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for finding us worthy to do your work so that we can be
blessed greatly in Heaven. Lord, we pray each one of us understands the
seriousness of doing your work and value the love You have for your people.
Lord we pray You lead each one of us to deal with our sinful nature for
which You already paid the price...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 46:19-24
19 Afterward he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of
the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the
north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.
20 Then said he to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the
trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat
offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the
people.
21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by
the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court
there was a court.
22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty
cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure.
23 And there was a row of building all around in them, around the four of
them, and it was made with boiling places under the rows on every side.
24 Then said he to me, These are the places of them that boil, where the
ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.

1 Corinthians 11:26-33
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the
Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and
drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not
be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for
another.

Leviticus 4

Numbers 5:6-8
6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any
sin that men commit, so as to trespass against Jehovah, and that soul shall
be guilty;
7 then he shall confess his sin which he hath done: and he shall make
restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part thereof,
and give it unto him in respect of whom he hath been guilty.
8 But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the
guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made unto Jehovah shall be the
priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made
for him.

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The Inner and Outer Boiling Places

Ezekiel 46:22 - In the four corners of the court there were courts joined
of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one
measure.

We know about people and religions that give great importance to numbers.
In India the Hindus plan they life and business on based of numbers. They
even change their names if the number of digits in the name is not
auspicious or change their residence if the number associated with their
house is not auspicious to them.

The Muslims as you know give great importance to the number 786. They give
it as much importance to it as they give it to their god Allah (who was one
of the 360 pagan gods).

Western, modernized man too has numbers like 13 which due to some old story
has made it a number to be cautious of. The Christians are also not far
behind due to their lack of understanding they think any person or thing
associated with the number 666 is some way connected to Satan.

In the Bible God used numbers a lot not that they by themselves were good
or bad (good or bad are not people or things but good or bad are to do with
their deeds). Like all things God created are good so also all numbers
including 666 are good, but God used numbers in the Bible to symbolize or
explain the hidden things of God.

We see Jesus fasted for forty days, so did Moses, it is only through study
of numbers we understand what forty symbolized. This study is called Bible
numeric. I would not advice anyone to jump to this study unless one has
done the 3 previous levels of Bible Study i.e. Bible Commentary, Scriptural
Cross Reference Study and Biblical Word Study (study of the Hebrew, Aramaic
and Greek words).

In today's message we see the numbers four and forty and these are
symbolically connected to the boiling place.

In his vision Ezekiel is shown 2 boiling (cooking/baking) places one in the
inner court and one in the outer court. The scripture shows as the outer
court is connected with the people. Ezekiel in the vision is advice not to
go out to outer court unless he is done with the sacrifices in the inner
court.

Note there are 2 types of sacrifices that are performed as mentioned here,
they are the guilt (trespass) sacrifice and sin sacrifice. The sacrifice of
guilt is a sacrifice which is offered for the sins one has committed
unknowingly, this was done only after the sin sacrifice, a sacrifice
offered for the sins one is aware of. We celebrate the guilt sacrifice by
the breaking of bread. That is why Paul says one should not take part in
the breaking of bread unless one has dealt with the sins one is aware of at
that time. Taking part in breaking of the bread and eating of it without
dealing with the sins one is aware of results in mocking the guilt
sacrifice and this angers God even more.

In today's message the Lord is telling us those who are called to lead His
people have to first deal with their own sinful life before they go out to
lead the people to come out of their sinful lives. The leaders need to deal
with both the sins which they are aware of and those which they are not
aware of.

One will understand today's message also by understanding why leprosy, a
disease of the skin and flesh was given so much importance and why there
were certain detailed procedures and sacrifices for reinstalling a person
suffering from leprosy back into the congregation.

Let us give God's work due respect and sanity. So let us sanctify ourselves
like a doctor disinfects himself before attending to his patients.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we thank You for finding us worthy to do your work so that we can be
blessed greatly in Heaven. Lord, we pray each one of us understands the
seriousness of doing your work and value the love You have for your people.
Lord we pray You lead each one of us to deal with our sinful nature for
which You already paid the price...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 46:19-24
19 Afterward he brought me through the entrance, which was at the side of
the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the
north: and, behold, there was a place on the two sides westward.
20 Then said he to me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the
trespass offering and the sin offering, where they shall bake the meat
offering; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the
people.
21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass by
the four corners of the court; and, behold, in every corner of the court
there was a court.
22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty
cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure.
23 And there was a row of building all around in them, around the four of
them, and it was made with boiling places under the rows on every side.
24 Then said he to me, These are the places of them that boil, where the
ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.

1 Corinthians 11:26-33
26 For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the
Lord's death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the
Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and
drink of that cup.
29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh
damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord's body.
30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not
be condemned with the world.
33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for
another.

Leviticus 4

Numbers 5:6-8
6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any
sin that men commit, so as to trespass against Jehovah, and that soul shall
be guilty;
7 then he shall confess his sin which he hath done: and he shall make
restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part thereof,
and give it unto him in respect of whom he hath been guilty.
8 But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the
guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made unto Jehovah shall be the
priest's; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made
for him.
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What is His Name?

Acts 7:45 [KJV] - Which also our fathers that came after brought in with
Jesus into the possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the
face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

When I received this message I was a little confused seeing the name Jesus
connected to the Tabernacle of Moses, later when I saw other translations I
saw the name Joshua instead of Jesus!!

Acts 7:45 [ASV / ESV] - Which also our fathers, in their turn, brought in
with Joshua when they entered on the possession of the nations, that God
thrust out before the face of our fathers, unto the days of David;

To understand the truth of today's message took me a long time (a few
months, for I verify every understanding with all scriptures to confirm it)
a few years back.

We all know there is power in the Name of Jesus but all think it is in the
word 'Jesus'.

Jesus is the English substitute which came from the Latin translation of
the Greek word 'Iesous' (taken English equivalent of the Greek alphabets).
Greek language was official language of all the regions under the Greek
Empire, later Roman Empire (like English has become a world language
because of the British Empire). The Jews being people of tradition, they
did not speak Greek among themselves but spoke Aramaic (since they spend
many years in Babylon, where they picked up this language alone with many
of the Babylonian traditions), but when it came to things concerning
scriptures and temple activities it was usually Hebrew. So the Jews at the
time of Jesus spoke all the 3 languages Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek.

In today's times a name across various languages remains constant like
'Tom' will be the name of the person in English, Hindi, Urdu, Malay etc.
the script will change but the pronunciation will not since we give value
to the phonics. One of the main reasons for importance of phonics is many
of the names we have today have no meaning; they are mostly given because
they sound good or taken from another language without understanding. But
during the times of Jesus and before that the people gave names that had
meanings. Thus we see the name Jesus did not sound the same across the
languages that existed during those times.

People debate on what is the right word for it is written in Acts 4:12 that
there is salvation in no other name. But when one reads John 17:12 Jesus
says to the Father that He has kept them in the Father's Name, the Name
which the Father has given Him. In another scripture Jesus says if we have
known Him, we will know the Father for in Him is the Father. Jesus was
referring to the Nature of the Father in Him. Thus if we know the Nature of
Jesus we will know the Father.

'Jesus' or 'Iesous' or 'Yeshua' or 'Joshua' or 'Jehoshua' they all mean
'God saves' / 'God my slavation'.

It is very important that we understand when we call on the word (name)
Jesus we are aware of what the name means and to who do we refer to. Unless
we do not understand the meaning of the name and do not know who this Jesus
was / is we will not experience the power that is in the Name. The power is
not in the word but in knowing the person to whom it belongs and His
purpose / mission.

In today's message we see the translators were confused as to who was
referred in the scripture and instead of Joshua the KJV translators put
Jesus. Let us not be confused with another Jesus by tagging on to the word,
but let us know the real Jesus and tag on to Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, there are many who call themselves Christians and claim they believe
in Jesus Christ but sadly they do not know the Name and the Character of
Jesus. They do not know the Nature of God the Son who humbled Himself
became a Son of God and came as Son of Man Jesus. Lord we pray people
experience the power that is there in knowing Jesus...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 4:11,12

11 This is the stone which was rejected by you builders, which is become
the head of the corner.

12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is no other name
under heaven given among men, by which we must be saved.

John 17: 12 [ESV] - While I was with them, I kept them in your name, which
you have given me. I have guarded them, and not one of them has been lost
except the son of destruction, that the Scripture might be fulfilled.

John 14:6-11

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

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

9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast
thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and
how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the
words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that
dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else
believe me for the very works' sake.

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Set the order according to Him

Ezra 6:18 - And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in
their courses, for the service of God, who is at Jerusalem; as it is
written in the book of Moses.

We read I the Bible the Lord had set a structure for the Priests (People
who serve the Temple of God / Body of Christ). Moses implemented it and saw
the glory of God. David implemented it and saw the glory of God. In today's
message we read Ezra too implemented it and he too saw the glory of God
what was impossible became possible, the greatest of enemies and situations
that came against them could not bring them down, they had victory over
every situation.

People may say this order was for the Jews according to their tribes. If
one understands what the 12 tribes symbolized and why God set the order
then one would realized Jesus bought out the same but with true
understanding and Paul wrote on it (that is why Jesus nor Paul nor any
Apostle spoke or wrote on the 12 tribes but yet Revelation speaks of it).
But one would not find everything in one verse or chapter or in one book of
the NT. One needs to put all the references together and super impose them
like a template over scriptures of the Old Testament to get the true
picture.

We see in today's Christian Churches, Satan has infused an order which has
its roots in the Catholic Church and the Bible credits this roots to
Nicolas, who was a Jewish heretic converted to Christianity but infused his
heretic teachings into the Christian Churches. Paul, Peter and Revelation
warn about this Anti-Christ spirit, but yet as prophesized this spirit
ruled the Christian Churches for hundreds of years (1260years – about 300AD
to 1560AD approx. - Reformation). Today even though we Believers have come
out of many of the doctrines of that Church yet we have not come to follow
the order which God has set but yet follow the order as defined by the
Nicolaitans.

I have times and again heard Pastors and Preachers speak of authority of
Church leaders and how one needs to abide under the authority. It is sad
due to the lack of understanding and the blinds over their eyes they are
commanding Christians to become Nicolaitans, submit to an authority which
God has not set but set by man under satanic influence. The Church does not
see the glory of God and we ask God again and again why we experience
persecutions, why does not the enemy come to their knees before the people
of God?

The Lord is telling us doing our own things will let us experience the
glory of God. Do it His Way and see High Way, the glory of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You made man as a being who has the image of You in Him. This image
was not only in the spirit but even the physical body has the image in its
design. In the understanding of the image we understand the functioning of
the Church as defined in scriptures. Lord, You made man with 2 hand 2 legs
and not with four legs as you made most of the animals. You made man with
multiple organs which work with each other as a system depending on each
other even though they work independently unlike many creatures; all this
for a purpose. But man has made a Frankenstein of your body the Church
doing their own things. Lord, may the Church understand the working of your
Body and that there is glory only in your system as to the order You set...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 12:4-12, 27-29

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which
worketh all in all.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit
withal.

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

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by
the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the
interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
every man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of
that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers
of miracles?

Acts 13:1 - Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain
prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and
Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the
tetrarch, and Saul.

Ephesians 4:11-12

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

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

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

Revelation 2:6,14,15

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

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that
hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock
before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to
commit acts of immorality.

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

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

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Set the order according to Him

Ezra 6:18 - And they set the priests in their divisions, and the Levites in
their courses, for the service of God, who is at Jerusalem; as it is
written in the book of Moses.

We read I the Bible the Lord had set a structure for the Priests (People
who serve the Temple of God / Body of Christ). Moses implemented it and saw
the glory of God. David implemented it and saw the glory of God. In today's
message we read Ezra too implemented it and he too saw the glory of God
what was impossible became possible, the greatest of enemies and situations
that came against them could not bring them down, they had victory over
every situation.

People may say this order was for the Jews according to their tribes. If
one understands what the 12 tribes symbolized and why God set the order
then one would realized Jesus bought out the same but with true
understanding and Paul wrote on it (that is why Jesus nor Paul nor any
Apostle spoke or wrote on the 12 tribes but yet Revelation speaks of it).
But one would not find everything in one verse or chapter or in one book of
the NT. One needs to put all the references together and super impose them
like a template over scriptures of the Old Testament to get the true
picture.

We see in today's Christian Churches, Satan has infused an order which has
its roots in the Catholic Church and the Bible credits this roots to
Nicolas, who was a Jewish heretic converted to Christianity but infused his
heretic teachings into the Christian Churches. Paul, Peter and Revelation
warn about this Anti-Christ spirit, but yet as prophesized this spirit
ruled the Christian Churches for hundreds of years (1260years – about 300AD
to 1560AD approx. - Reformation). Today even though we Believers have come
out of many of the doctrines of that Church yet we have not come to follow
the order which God has set but yet follow the order as defined by the
Nicolaitans.

I have times and again heard Pastors and Preachers speak of authority of
Church leaders and how one needs to abide under the authority. It is sad
due to the lack of understanding and the blinds over their eyes they are
commanding Christians to become Nicolaitans, submit to an authority which
God has not set but set by man under satanic influence. The Church does not
see the glory of God and we ask God again and again why we experience
persecutions, why does not the enemy come to their knees before the people
of God?

The Lord is telling us doing our own things will let us experience the
glory of God. Do it His Way and see High Way, the glory of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You made man as a being who has the image of You in Him. This image
was not only in the spirit but even the physical body has the image in its
design. In the understanding of the image we understand the functioning of
the Church as defined in scriptures. Lord, You made man with 2 hand 2 legs
and not with four legs as you made most of the animals. You made man with
multiple organs which work with each other as a system depending on each
other even though they work independently unlike many creatures; all this
for a purpose. But man has made a Frankenstein of your body the Church
doing their own things. Lord, may the Church understand the working of your
Body and that there is glory only in your system as to the order You set...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 12:4-12, 27-29

4 Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.

5 And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord.

6 And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which
worketh all in all.

7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit
withal.

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

9 To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by
the same Spirit;

10 To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another
discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the
interpretation of tongues:

11 But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to
every man severally as he will.

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of
that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.

28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily
prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings,
helps, governments, diversities of tongues.

29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers
of miracles?

Acts 13:1 - Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain
prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and
Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the
tetrarch, and Saul.

Ephesians 4:11-12

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

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

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

Revelation 2:6,14,15

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

14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that
hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balak to cast a stumblingblock
before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed to idols, and to
commit acts of immorality.

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

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

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Seek Him that you be hidden in day of the Lord's anger

Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek ye the LORD, all ye meek of the earth, who have
performed his judgment; seek righteousness, seek meekness: it may be ye
shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Today's scripture needs a little correction in order to understand it
fully, the translation is not perfect.

Zephaniah 2:3 - Seek ye the LORD, all ye poor [needy] of the earth, who
perform [the tense is Qal which is casual - simple past] his judgment;
earnestly seek [grammar tense is Piel which means intensely] righteousness,
earnestly seek [grammar tense is Piel which means intensely] meekness: it
may be ye shall be hidden in the day of the LORD'S anger.

Just before I sat to write this message I was posting a scripture on FB -
Mark 2:15-17 where Jesus sits with tax collectors and sinners, along with
His disciples in a house to eat and talk to them, so when the Pharisees and
scribes saw Him eating with them, they raised a question as to why He was
associating with them. To this Jesus said He came for the sinners. Note
Jesus did not just say that He came for sinners but said He came for the
'sinners to repentance'. Many people omit the words 'to repentance'.

Understand unless one knows God and how Holy He is till then one will never
come to know how sinful one is and how unworthy one is to come before Him.
It is the knowledge of God that brings one to know and need the Son, and
then brings them to need the Holy Spirit so as to become one with the Son.
Therefore Jesus said baptize (bring then to know and submit) in the Name of
the Father, then the Son and then the Holy Spirit.

Jesus said He alone is the way and it is only via Him that we can return to
Heaven and have access to the Tree of Life to have eternal life. Unless we
do not know how unworthy we are we will not need Jesus and be baptized in
Him.

There are people who think they are good enough therefore do not need to be
deep into Jesus or surrender their lives to Him and His teachings. They are
comfortable here and think after death all will be good for they follow a
religion and their religious leaders tell them 'all is well', 'God is
merciful and loving and whatsoever they do if they say sorry or offer some
prayers or donation, God will forgive them'. These people consider God to
be a fool and a Being without principles or values. They do not know the
meaning of Righteousness an important aspect of God.

God is surely merciful and love but He is also righteous. He is merciful to
those who know Him and even to those who do not know Him. His mercy is
surely more on those who know Him but He does not kill or destroy all those
who do not knowledge Him. He alone gives provision to all and life and no
one can live or die without Him will but people do not know that He created
this world as a stage to justify the destruction of evil and we who
overcome it will be blessed in Him. So those who love good will come to Him
and those who love evil will not. So at the end all who are not pursuing
His goodness will face His anger and will be destroyed.

Bible says those who believe in Jesus Christ will not be judged for their
sins since He paid the price for all our sins - past, present and future
and they will not go to Hell. But that does not mean all who believe in Him
will go to Heaven. Bible says they will be judged, not for their sins but
for keeping or not keeping His Father's Will.

One would say 'how is it possible to keep the Will of the Father, none
could before'. Understand we live in the grace of Jesus Christ so He gave
us His Spirit and it is the Spirit of God who enables us to keep His Will;
that is why only those who are baptized in Jesus and the Holy Spirit will
go to Heaven.

Today's message says those who know they are unworthy and seek to be saved
from the anger of God on Judgement day, from them those who earnestly His
righteousness and humility, and keep His Will, will be saved from His
anger. So what we all we need to know how serious the matter would be on
Judgement Day, then we need to be desperate to come to God with the help of
His Son and His Spirit, to seek to be like Him - righteous and humble,
keeping the Will of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Creator and all life come from You alone. Towards You is life
and far from You is death. Even though people are far from You, yet it is
your mercy that keeps them alive but soon You will judge all. Only those
who seek your ways receive eternal life and the rest shall pay for seeking
death. Lord we pray all those who read this message and those whom You have
put in our lives will repent from their sinful ways and seek You
earnestly...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 2:15-17

15 And it came to pass, that, as Jesus was eating in his house, many tax
collectors and sinners sat also together with Jesus and his disciples: for
there were many, and they followed him.

16 And when the scribes and Pharisees saw him eating with tax collectors
and sinners, they said to his disciples, How is it that he eateth and
drinketh with tax collectors and sinners?

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

Matthew 12:40-41

40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so
shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the
earth.

41 The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation, and
shall condemn it: because they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and,
behold, a greater than Jonas is here.

John 5:26-32

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

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

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

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

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

31 If I bear witness of myself, my witness is not true.

32 There is another that beareth witness of me; and I know that the
witness which he witnesseth of me is true.

Romans 14:10-12

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

11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to
me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For 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.

2 Peter 2:9-22

Jude 1:14-16

14 And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying,
Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints,

15 To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly
among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed,
and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against
him.

16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and
their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in
admiration because of advantage.

Revelation 20:4-15

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

John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be
born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

John 1:12-13

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

13 Who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.

Matthew 7:21-27

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

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

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

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

25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not,
shall be likened to a foolish man, who built his house upon the sand:

27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and
beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was its fall.
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Do not do your own thing

Jonah 1:3 - But Jonah arose to flee to Tarshish from the presence of the
LORD, and went down to Joppa; and he found a ship going to Tarshish: so he
paid its fare, and went down into it, to go with them to Tarshish from the
presence of the LORD.

Today the Lord is asking us "why are you my children doing our own thing?"
It isn't that we do not know God or have relationship with Him. Like Jonah
a Man of God we too may be knowing the Lord and having relationship with
Him. We may be, even better than Jonah for we have the Word given to us and
are witness to the manifestation of the Word in the flesh through Jesus
Christ, but yet because we do not know the Heart of God we land up doing
our own thing.

The Lord is telling us we may have done double or triple PhD in Theology or
may have dedicated our lives for full time ministry yet there are very high
chances we may be doing our own thing all because we did not care to spend
time and understand the Heart of God.

It is only when we understand the Heart of God like David did will we be
able to understand how God being Righteous is yet Merciful and forgiving.

Jesus is the manifestation of the Father, if we know Jesus we will know the
Father and to know Jesus we need to understand Him through the Old
Testament for more of Him is in the Old Testament than in the New Testament.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, every time we spend time with You the only agenda is us and our
lives. We do care to understand You and know your purpose thoroughly. Lord,
help us to understand unless we do not know your Heart all our knowledge of
the Bible and all our Gifts of the Holy Spirit will not assure us of being
on the right track. It is only through the Fruits of the Holy Spirit we
know your Heart. Help us grow the Fruits of the Holy Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Jonah 4

1 But it displeased Jonah exceedingly, and he was very angry.

2 And he prayed to the LORD, and said, I pray thee, O LORD, was not this
my saying, when I was yet in my country? Therefore I fled before to
Tarshish: for I knew that thou art a gracious God, and merciful, slow to
anger, and of great kindness, and repentest of the evil.

3 Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is
better for me to die than to live.

4 Then said the LORD, Doest thou well to be angry?

5 So Jonah went out of the city, and sat on the east side of the city, and
there made him a booth, and sat under it in the shadow, till he might see
what would become of the city.

6 And the LORD God prepared a gourd, and made it to come up over Jonah,
that it might be a shade over his head, to deliver him from his grief. So
Jonah was exceeding glad of the gourd.

7 But God prepared a worm when the morning rose the next day, and it smote
the gourd that it withered.

8 And it came to pass, when the sun rose, that God prepared a vehement
east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and
wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

9 And God said to Jonah, Doest thou well to be angry for the gourd? And he
said, I do well to be angry, even to death.

10 Then said the LORD, Thou hast had pity on the gourd, for which thou
hast not laboured, neither made it grow; which came up in a night, and
perished in a night:

11 And should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, in which are more than
an hundred and twenty thousand persons that cannot discern between their
right hand and their left hand; and also many cattle?

Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

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

John 14:7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and
from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

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For a few silver pieces

Matthew 27:5-7

5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and
went and hanged himself.

6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful
to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury
strangers in.

We read in today’s scripture how Judas who had for a few silver coins sold
his salvation, his Lord and Master, at the end regretted and threw those
coins at the people who gave him, the religious people and then being
shameful for his act he killed himself. The religious people also were
guilty of what they did so did not keep the money, they made excuses to
avoid keeping the money, so they bought the land which was of no use,
totally infertile and was used by potters for retrieving clay to make pots.
This land being inhabitable and of no use they allocated to bury strangers
(unidentifiable people). This they did so as to show their goodness to the
people and to justify their wrong doings to their own guilt.

We see both Judas and the religious people were aware they did wrong but
yet they both did not repent. Judas regretted his wrong doing and killed
himself; he lost not only his earthly live but also his spirit life. He
lost the pleasures of this life and went to hell to pay for the wrong
doings of his earthly life until his spirit life perishes (which is in
thousands of years). The religious people on the other hand being guilt
thought of a way to justify themselves both to the people and to their
guilt. They may not have gone to Hell because of their belief in Yahweh. If
they had gone to Hell they would pay for their sins, which would surely be
more than Judas who did not try to justify his guilt. And if they did not
go to Hell then surely they are in for a worse punishment on Judgement Day.

The worse enemies of God are religion and homosexuality. We read in the
Bible in both these cases when things went out of limits God Himself
intervened and destroyed them, for both these directly or indirectly mock
Him.

In my early years of spiritual life when I saw a ‘Man and Woman of God’
misleading people and destroying people spiritually I wanted to confront
them but the Lord restrained me warning me the self-righteous spirit in
them will cause me great harm. But later as I became spiritually strong I
was in a position to confront them.

Today God is asking us, is a few coins of silver worth the suffering that
we will pay for them?

You may wonder what few coins God is talking of?

Man via religion tries to justify his sinful life and enjoy the pleasures
of this world which is for a few years. These pleasures may not be monetary
or materialistic but may be pleasures of the mind like fame, power,
self-righteousness, worldly wisdom etc. God is telling us we can fool
people and fool ourselves but we cannot change the Truth nor fool God.

Let us not destroy our lives for a few coins of silver. Let us not pursue
the pleasures of this world or the things of this world at the heavy cost
of our spirit lives.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are without beginning and without end and your Kingdom too is
eternal. Man knows in You alone is life and yet just to enjoy the carnal
pleasures of this world willingly pay a heavy price after death. Lord, we
pray those who read this message that their eyes open and they realize the
price they pay for these few coins of silver...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 3:5-8

5 Jesus answered, Truly, truly, I say to you, Except a man be born of
water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

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

7 Marvel not that I said to you, You must be born again.

8 The wind blows where it wants, and you hear the sound thereof, but can
not tell from where it comes, and where it goes: so is every one that is
born of the Spirit.

Romans 2:28-29

28 For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

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

Romans 8:1 - There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in
Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10

9 Know you not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God?
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor
effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor
extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.

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The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah

Two of the Gospel writers took lots of pain to record the genealogy of
Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Matthew was written long before the Gospel of
Luke. Matthew had recorded the ‘official’ genealogy of Jesus through Joseph
and Luke wrote the genealogy through Mary that is why we see a difference
in lineage after David.

One may say what purpose do these genealogies serve?

The genealogy serves many, many purposes; firstly that Jesus on earth was a
human and had human ancestors. Although Bible confirms He was born before
Mary married Joseph and had relationship with her, yet as per municipal
records Jesus was recorded as the son of Joseph the carpenter (actually the
Greek word means builder, some Jewish records state he was into
construction of houses).

The genealogy of Jesus through Mary exposes the Mary whom the Catholic
Church calls as ‘Mother Mary’ is not the mother of Jesus for the parents of
that Mary do not match with the Mary in the Bible who is the mother of
Jesus also the Bible states Mary was a virgin until she gave birth to Jesus
and after that she had relationship with her husband and had children from
him, while the Mother Mary of the Catholic Church claims to be virgin even
after the birth of Jesus. One needs to know a Jewish marriage (in fact any
marriage) is not complete until the couple had physical relationship with
one another. Thus this ‘Mother Mary’ makes the Bible as a book that is
trying to lie about her marriage.

Everywhere we see Mary the daughter of Heli was called the mother of Jesus,
but one thing we see Jesus directly did not call His mother as ‘mother’ but
refers to her as ‘woman’, leaving for one place when He talks to ‘loved
one’ (many think this person as John but study point him to be James His
younger brother to whom He handed over the responsibility to care for her,
all the disciples had forsaken Him until His death as prophesized). Did
Jesus not respect His mother? If He had not He would have disobeyed the Law
but scriptures say He obeyed fully the Law and was without blemish.

We need to understand when Jesus said do not call anyone your Father it did
not go against the Law of God which states every person needs to honour
their parents. It simply meant even though we are born of our parents yet
our parents are not our creators or providers. The Greek word translated as
father also means creator and provider. We are created by God and put into
this world through our parents (before birth we are in the loins of our
fathers and bought into the flesh in the womb of our mothers). As long as
we dwell in the flesh our relationship with our parents exist, the moment
we Believers exit the flesh we are the same void of earthly relation (as
brethren / spirit being / Angels). So what remains of our ancestors is not
our relationship but only their testimonies and that is the same with us.
When we die we will be no longer earthly beings but will be spirit beings
and when we resurrect on the coming of Christ we will be exactly like the
Angels who are called Sons of God. All that remains of us in this world
after our earthly death are our testimonies.

History confirms all the so called ‘good’ people are also hated people for
as many love them, there are also that many who hate them. Our testimonies
hold no good unless our testimony is in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Jesus the human had a genealogy but as Lord / God He was without a human
father or mother, that is why He referred to His mother not as mother
directly but as woman. People mistake Paul in his letter to the Hebrews
Paul spoke of Melchisedec as being without father and mother. Paul actually
states Melchisedec (which means ‘king of righteousness’) who was king of
Salem (which means ‘peace’ an ancient name for Jerusalem) represented the
real King of Righteousness and King of Peace which is the Lord Jesus
Christ. It was the Lord Jesus Christ who was without father and without
mother and not Melchisedec, for we see Paul continues stating He was
‘without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but
made like unto the Son of God’. It confesses the humbling of God the Son as
Son of God and coming as man. Jesus the son of man was Prince of Peace but
the Lord Jesus Christ as God the Son was King of Peace.

The Lord is telling us we who are in Christ and led by His Spirit are less
of humans in the flesh and more Spirit beings. He also says all Believers
as Spirit beings are one family and we are to be one like the Heavenly
Family (Godhead). The Son came from the Father and their Spirit is the same
so they are ONE. We too should remember we all came from God and share the
same Spirit for we are led by the Spirit of the Son.

Let us overcome our earthly gender (male and female) and overcome our
earthly relationships, our genealogies but let us live more in spirit led
by the Spirit of God and be ONE.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God and You are Spirit. Man in all his wisdom cannot
understand You for he does not understand the basic elements of the Spirit
Kingdom. His lack of knowledge and understanding has blinded him from
having faith and overcoming this corrupt world, not the world You created
but the world that was corrupted by the knowledge of evil. You gave us your
Word so that by our faith in your Word we may overcome this corruption.
Lord we pray we live by faith and not by sight. We may know who we really
are; that we may live more and more in the Spirit and less in the flesh,
that we may be one as You are ONE...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen...

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 3:23 - And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being
(as was supposed) the son of Joseph, who was of Heli,

Matthew 1:16 - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born
Jesus, who is called Christ.

Matthew 1:19-25

19 Then Joseph her husband [‘aner’ - man], being a just man, and not
willing to make her a public example, purposed to put her away secretly.

20 But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord
appeared to him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to
take to thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is by the
Holy Spirit.

21 And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS:
for he shall save his people from their sins.

22 Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken from
the Lord by the prophet, saying,

23 Behold, 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.

24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had
bidden him, and took to him his wife:

25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he
called his name JESUS.

Matthew 7:24 - Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth
them, I will liken him unto a wise man [‘aner’ - man], which built his
house upon a rock:

Matthew 1:18 - Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his
mother Mary was espoused [fiancee] to Joseph, before they came together,
she was found with child of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrew 7:1-3

1 For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who
met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

2 To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by
interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem,
which is, King of peace;

3 Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither
beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God;
abideth a priest continually.

John 17:11 - And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

John 17:22 - And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that
they may be one, even as we are one:

Matthew 22:29-32

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

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

31 But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that
which was spoken unto you by God, saying,

32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob?
God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

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

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He forsakes not His saints, but...

Psalms 37:28 - For the LORD loveth judgment, and forsaketh not his saints;
they are preserved for ever: but the seed of the wicked shall be cut off.

We hear of persecution of Christians in various parts of the world and yet
we have scriptures like today's message.

Today's message talks of the Lord being a Righteous God and He will not
forsake His saints. That means He takes total care of them and without His
will not even the hair of His saints can anyone touch. But at times we see
He allows them to be slayed at the hands of the enemy and we see by their
death they witness God and cause people to come to God by the thousands.

During the time of the Apostles the Lord allowed all the Apostles to die as
martyrs leaving for John whom the Lord saved miraculously, he was thrown in
a pot of boiling oil to die. We read during these times even though the
Christians were thrown to the lions or nailed on crosses they were singing
praise to the Lord. These deaths did not go vain they caused the hearts of
many to change and turn to God.

At the same time we have heard of many miracles where Christians have been
saved miraculously from the hands of death like a few Christian was saved
when terrorist struck Mumbai. This happened in Cama hospital when the
Pakistani terrorist asked a family of 3 men their religion and when they
confused proudly they were Christians they were told to lie down and the
terrorist placed their guns on the back of their heads to shoot. These men
were worshipping God and not crying for their lives. But when they pulled
the trigger at least 3 times the guns got jammed and did not work. At that
time some police men arrived and started shooting so in the commotion the
terrorist left then and ran. Their guns later were working. In the court
room when these Christians were called as witnesses the terrorist
acknowledged the incident.

On the other hand there are times when God was angry with His people that
He caused disasters to fall upon them like He did to the Jews after the
death of Jesus. Bible says the disasters which the Jews saw is little to
the disasters the people of the false Church will see. When I understood
this scripture many years back I could not imagine how this would happen in
parallel to the great things that would happen in the Kingdom of God and
today I can see how things are unfolding.

In today's message the Lord is telling us His Hand is not short that He
cannot save His people. When people repent and turn to Him to led a holy
life, He calls them His saints and He brings them under His wings. But
those who know Him, yet live a life void of Him and bring His Name down, on
those He causes destruction to fall. His wrath is so harsh that He does not
stop there even their generations' face His wrath unless they repent and
lead a holy life.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, we pray that we do not fall on the wrong hand of your judgment. That
we pursue holiness and be called your saints and remain under your wings.
Lord we pray for mercy on those who live a life void of You even after
knowing You, that their hearts change, they turn to You and see your
glory...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Thessalonians 5:5-7
5 Remember you not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now you know what withholds that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity does already work: only he who now lets will
let, until he be taken out of the way.

Ezekiel 23:2-34
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed prostitutions in Egypt; they committed prostitutions
in their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised
the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her sister: and
they were mine, and they bore sons and daughters. Thus were their names;
Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.
5 And Aholah played the harlot when she was mine; and she doted on her
lovers, on the Assyrians her neighbors,
6 Which were clothed with blue, captains and rulers, all of them desirable
young men, horsemen riding on horses.
7 Thus she committed her prostitutions with them, with all them that were
the chosen men of Assyria, and with all on whom she doted: with all their
idols she defiled herself.
8 Neither left she her prostitutions brought from Egypt: for in her youth
they lay with her, and they bruised the breasts of her virginity, and
poured their prostitution on her.
9 Why I have delivered her into the hand of her lovers, into the hand of
the Assyrians, on whom she doted.
10 These discovered her nakedness: they took her sons and her daughters,
and slew her with the sword: and she became famous among women; for they
had executed judgment on her.
11 And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her
inordinate love than she, and in her prostitutions more than her sister in
her prostitutions.
12 She doted on the Assyrians her neighbors, captains and rulers clothed
most gorgeously, horsemen riding on horses, all of them desirable young men.
13 Then I saw that she was defiled, that they took both one way,
14 And that she increased her prostitutions: for when she saw men portrayed
on the wall, the images of the Chaldeans portrayed with vermilion,
15 Girded with girdles on their loins, exceeding in dyed attire on their
heads, all of them princes to look to, after the manner of the Babylonians
of Chaldea, the land of their nativity:
16 And as soon as she saw them with her eyes, she doted on them, and sent
messengers to them into Chaldea.
17 And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled
her with their prostitution, and she was polluted with them, and her mind
was alienated from them.
18 So she discovered her prostitutions, and discovered her nakedness: then
my mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her
sister.
19 Yet she multiplied her prostitutions, in calling to remembrance the days
of her youth, wherein she had played the harlot in the land of Egypt.
20 For she doted on their paramours, whose flesh is as the flesh of asses,
and whose issue is like the issue of horses.
21 Thus you called to remembrance the lewdness of your youth, in bruising
your teats by the Egyptians for the breasts of your youth.
22 Therefore, O Aholibah, thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will raise up
your lovers against you, from whom your mind is alienated, and I will bring
them against you on every side;
23 The Babylonians, and all the Chaldeans, Pekod, and Shoa, and Koa, and
all the Assyrians with them: all of them desirable young men, captains and
rulers, great lords and renowned, all of them riding on horses.
24 And they shall come against you with chariots, wagons, and wheels, and
with an assembly of people, which shall set against you buckler and shield
and helmet round about: and I will set judgment before them, and they shall
judge you according to their judgments.
25 And I will set my jealousy against you, and they shall deal furiously
with you: they shall take away your nose and your ears; and your remnant
shall fall by the sword: they shall take your sons and your daughters; and
your residue shall be devoured by the fire.
26 They shall also strip you out of your clothes, and take away your fair
jewels.
27 Thus will I make your lewdness to cease from you, and your prostitution
brought from the land of Egypt: so that you shall not lift up your eyes to
them, nor remember Egypt any more.
28 For thus said the Lord GOD; Behold, I will deliver you into the hand of
them whom you hate, into the hand of them from whom your mind is alienated:
29 And they shall deal with you hatefully, and shall take away all your
labor, and shall leave you naked and bore: and the nakedness of your
prostitutions shall be discovered, both your lewdness and your
prostitutions.
30 I will do these things to you, because you have gone a whoring after the
heathen, and because you are polluted with their idols.
31 You have walked in the way of your sister; therefore will I give her cup
into your hand.
32 Thus said the Lord GOD; You shall drink of your sister's cup deep and
large: you shall be laughed to scorn and had in derision; it contains much.
33 You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of
astonishment and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.
34 You shall even drink it and suck it out, and you shall break the shards
thereof, and pluck off your own breasts: for I have spoken it, said the
Lord GOD.

Revelation 17-18

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Align with The Stone or be destroyed

Matthew 41:44 - And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but
on whomever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

In today's message the Lord is not talking of a small stone. The Greek word
for small stone is Petros (Peter); the stone mentioned here is lithos and
refers to the builder's corner stone (v42). When some build a house they
used small stones (brick size) but when they build a huge structure like a
pyramid or castle they used large stones (like blocks). Now imagine a Stone
used for building the Kingdom of God how large would that Stone is.

Jesus rebuked the Jews and told them since they rejected Him, they were
rejected by God and the Kingdom of God was taken away from them and given
to the Gentiles. That means anyone who is Jew (follows the Jewish
traditions and laws) will not go to Heaven. People think a Jew who accepts
Christ will go to Heaven; surely anyone who accepts Christ will get to go
to Heaven but a Jew who accepts Christ cannot still remain a Jew that means
he or she needs to give up the Jewish way of life (life full of traditions
and human laws) and live a life led by the Spirit of God (Christianity -
Christ like). Like there is no Muslim Christian, Hindu Christian, Buddhist
Christian so also there is not Jewish Christian for Islam, Hinduism,
Buddhism, Judaism do not go alone with Christianity. Even Catholicism and
Christianity also do not go alone. One can be either Catholic or a
Christian but cannot be both. A Catholic is a person who follows Catechism
of the Catholic Church which rejects Jesus Christ as Saviour and the only
way to God, so indirectly it rejects His sacrifice.

The scripture says those who do not align with the Builder's Corner Stone
will see destruction. Either the Stone will cause them to stumble (fall on
the Stone means stumble against it) and become pieces (speaks of
unbelievers) or the Stone will fall on them and completely destroy them
that is grind them like dust (speaks of those who believe and yet do not
align fully - Stone falls on them here means they come under its judgement).

The Lord is warning us all, do not mix worldly religion with Christianity
and say I will be saved and will go to Heaven. God is telling them either
follow His Will (Word) completely or face His wrath.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are the giver of life to all things even though all things are
created by You for your glory yet all things will not be part of You to
enjoy eternal life. Lord, when You made man You knew sin would come into
man and who among them will turn their hearts to You, to them You gave the
seed of faith. A seed that enables them to believe in You. Even though all
who believe will be saved from Hell yet everyone that believes will not go
to Heaven but only those who let the seed to die and bear fruit will. Lord,
help us to die to ourselves and surrender fully and completely to You and
your Word so that the Stone (your wrath) will not fall on us or we fall on
the Stone (stumble - reject You) and be destroyed.

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 21:42-46

42 Jesus saith to them, Did ye never read in the scriptures, The stone
which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner:
this is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous in our eyes?

43 Therefore I say to you, The kingdom of God shall be taken from you, and
given to a nation bringing forth the fruits of it.

44 And whoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomever
it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

45 And when the chief priests and Pharisees had heard his parables, they
perceived that he spoke of them.

46 But when they sought to lay hands on him, they feared the multitude,
because they regarded him as a prophet.

Isaiah 8:14-15

14 And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a
rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a trap and for a snare to
the inhabitants of Jerusalem.

15 And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be
ensnared, and be taken.

Hebrews 2:2-3

2 For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast, and every transgression
and disobedience received a just recompence of reward;

3 How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation; which at the
first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by them that
heard him;

Luke 2:34 And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother, Behold,
this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for
a sign which shall be spoken against;

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Faith and unbelievers

2 Kings 4:24, 25 - Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant,
Drive, and go forward; slack not thy riding for me, except I bid thee. So
she went and came to the man of God to mount Carmel. And it came to pass,
when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to Gehazi his servant,
Behold, yonder is that Shunammite:

In this incident between Elisha and the Shunammite woman which is recorded
in chapter 4 of the second book of Kings we read of the great miracle where
in Elisha brings back to life a dead boy. If one has a close look at the
Shunammite woman she was not a person who believed directly in Yahweh /
God. She was either a heathen or one who had very little faith in God, but
she respected Elisha a lot as a Man of God for he was famous in the land.

We see among heathen they run after godmen more because of their fame. They
are blinded by mass effect; they think if many are following then it should
be right. They also think if any belief has been there since long then it
should be right. This is not the thinking of the unbelievers but also among
Believers it is the same story. If any famous Preacher gives any doctrine
every one laps it up without question. Also if a doctrine has been in
existence in the Church since a long time no person can question it and if
any person does he or she is branded as a deceiver, a false prophet, a
wolf, an antichrist etc...

Faith is simply defined as believing in the Truth. Everything exists
according to situation or perishes over time nothing is forever other than
the Word of God and God Himself. The Word of God is eternal, till time
exist God's Word is unchangeable like God Himself. Therefore faith simply
means believing in God and His Word. God and His Word do not contradict
each other therefore one reveals the other. Man cannot see God but His Word
is given unto us and through the Word we can see / know God. So Faith
directly or indirectly stands on believing the Word of God.

There is deference between hope, trust, belief and faith. The others can be
rooted on something not defined or something changeable, the others are
steps that lead to faith which comes once the person knows and understands
the Word of God.

What is interesting is faith is just a step in our journey of faith in God.
This journey starts with hope and ends with authority. Faith is all about
knowing the Power of God but authority is about having the Power of God.
Faith comes when we know God but authority is when we become like God (His
Sons), when His image is manifested in us.

We as Christians are saved when we hope in the salvation through Jesus
(Gospel) and start to believe in it which is faith, through faith we
receive grace. Thus Bible says we are saved by grace through our faith in
the Lord Jesus Christ. But it also says only those who are led by the
Spirit becomes Sons of God and it is only those who become Sons go to
Heaven. That is why the Word of God says Jesus Christ came to give power
unto those who believe in Him to become Sons of God.

Let us not be deceived to think unbelievers have faith and secondly let us
not also be fooled to stop at faith and say all is well. Let us understand
we need to not just have faith but have authority by exercising our faith
regularly.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are eternal and only in You and through can any being live
eternally. Lord, even though by sinning man chose death by distancing
himself from You yet Lord You gave us your Word so that through your Word
we can come back to You and have eternal life. Lord we pray man realizes
the value and power on your Word and start to have faith and we also pray
that they do not just stay at having faith but have authority and become
Sons...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Kings 4:8-11, 27-30
8 And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great
woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as
he passed by, he turned in there to eat bread.
9 And she said to her husband, Behold now, I perceive that this is an holy
man of God, who passeth by us continually.
10 Let us make a little chamber, I pray thee, with walls; and let us set
for him there a bed, and a table, and a stool, and a lampstand: and it
shall be, when he cometh to us, that he shall turn in there.
11 And it fell on a day, that he came there, and he turned into the
chamber, and lay there.
27 And when she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught him by the
feet: but Gehazi came near to thrust her away. And the man of God said, Let
her alone; for her soul is sorrowful within her: and the LORD hath hid it
from me, and hath not told me.
28 Then she said, Did I ask a son from my lord? did I not say, Do not
deceive me?
29 Then he said to Gehazi, Gird up thy loins, and take my staff in thy
hand, and go thy way: and if thou shalt meet any man, greet him not; and if
any shall greet thee, answer him not again: and lay my staff upon the face
of the child.
30 And the mother of the child said, As the LORD liveth, and as thy soul
liveth, I will not leave thee. And he arose, and followed her.

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

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

Luke 9:1 - Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them
power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Ephesians 2:8 - For by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of
yourselves: it is the gift of God:

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There is no place for fools in God's Kingdom

Psalms 107:43 - Whoever is wise, and will observe these things, even they
shall understand [consider diligently] the lovingkindness [mercy] of the
LORD.

There are many who are deceived to think that the Word of God is simple and
one does not need to go deep into scriptures to study it. These are the
people who live a beggar's life even though they own a property that has
immense treasure buried within it.

Today's message talks of the mercy of God and it says those who have wisdom
and observe the Laws of God will see His mercy. It talks of two things
wisdom and dedication (desire with persistence) to receive in fullness the
mercy of God.

Word of God says even when we did not know God He had mercy on us, but to
receive this mercy in its fullness (grace) God gave us His Spirit (Spirit
of Truth / Wisdom) through the sacrifice of His Son. It is only through the
Spirit of God (Spirit of Truth) that we have come to understand the value
of the Word of God and importance of keeping it and as we keep it we see
spiritual growth within us. We receive more wisdom which allows us to
understand more, implement more of God's Will in our lives and thus grow
more. This growth will one day mature us from children of God and make us
Sons of God. That is why scripture says those who are led by the Spirit of
God will become Sons of God.

Understand Heaven is a place for Sons of God and not children. When Jesus
said one needs to be like a child to enter the Kingdom of God He spoke of
being innocent and not about being childish. Very precious things are not
given to children but given unto mature sons only.

Wisdom is very essential aspect of being Christian; Christ Himself with the
help of the Holy Spirit grew in wisdom as a small child. The wisdom that
God warns us of is the wisdom of this world which is based on the knowledge
of this world. Bible says Satan is the ruler and inductor of the knowledge
and understanding of this world like God is the ruler and inductor of the
knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of God.

Satan likes to distort the Truth so that we neither know God nor have
wisdom of His Kingdom. Satan knows if we come to know the Truth he would be
totally defeated and his end will come.

Let us not become victims of Satan and be consumed by his tricks. Let us
pursue the knowledge and understanding of the Kingdom of God so that we
grow in the Lord and be blessed in Him.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, this world is deceived and full of yeast they do not know the value
and power of Truth. The deceiver has put the yoke of untruth on their neck
and put the bonds of foolishness on them. They do not know who they are
because they do not know You. Lord, we prayer that your people be filled
with wisdom and understanding of your Kingdom and become overcomers...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seems
to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

Matthew 11:19 The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say,
Behold a man gluttonous, and a drunkard, a friend of publicans and sinners.
But wisdom is justified of her children.

Luke 2:52 And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God
and man.

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

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your
adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Romans 11:31-34

31 Even so have these also now not believed, that through your mercy they
also may obtain mercy.

32 For God has concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy on
all.

33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how
unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

1 Corinthians 1:17-21

17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with
wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

18 For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but
to us which are saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will
bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this
world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

21 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God,
it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Luke 24:30-32

30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and
blessed it, and broke, and gave to them.

31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of
their sight.

32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while
he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Luke 1:3 - It seemed good to me also, having had perfect understanding of
all things from the very first, to write to you in order, most excellent
Theophilus,

Philippians 4:7 - And the peace of God, which passes all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

2 Timothy 2:7 Consider what I say; and the Lord give you understanding in
all things.

John 14:16-21

16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter,
that he may abide with you for ever;

17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it
sees him not, neither knows him: but you know him; for he dwells with you,
and shall be in you.

18 I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.

19 Yet a little while, and the world sees me no more; but you see me:
because I live, you shall live also.

20 At that day you shall know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I
in you.

21 He that has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me:
and he that loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and
will manifest myself to him.

John 16:13-14

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

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

Matthew 13:44 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like to treasure hid in a
field; the which when a man has found, he hides, and for joy thereof goes
and sells all that he has, and buys that field.


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