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Post  Admin on Mon 09 Dec 2013, 8:32 pm

Grace is not a blank, signed cheque book of limitless leaflets

Numbers 22:13 - And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the
princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me
leave to go with you.

Bible tells us, while we were yet sinners the Lord became a sacrifice for
our sins by dying on the cross as a man. Even thou He was innocent, without
sin yet He paid our price by His death; this is the manifestation of the
grace and love of God.

Most people think the grace of God is like a blank cheque with endless
number of leaflets which can be used everything it is needed.

Yes the grace of God is like a blank cheque which we use and the price of
which is paid by the Lord. But this cheque book is not limitless; there is
a limit to the number of leaflets that are there in this book. The
interesting fact is the limit varies from person to person. For some we see
they fall and fall yet the Lord does not give up on them but then there are
people for whom the Lord seems to be very harsh on, even on the first or
second fall the Lord comes hard on them like He did on Esau who lost the
blessings of Isaac / Abraham for a silly thing like a morsel of meal, that
too to a perpetual deceiving and lying person like Jacob.

Today's message gives us an understanding of why the grace of God varies
for different people. The Lord shows us this through the life of Balaam.
Balaam was a very anointed Man of God (Prophet) of the kind of Moses to
whom the Lord spoke on a regular basis. The visions of Balaam give great
revelation of the Kingdom of God like in Numbers 24 can only be understood
with the book of Revelation.

We read in Numbers 22 when King Balak approached Balaam to curse the
Israelites, Balaam inquired of the Lord and the Lord instructed Balaam not
to go with them and curse His people for they have His blessing. We see
here Balak was persistent, he did not give up, he again and again sent
people to convince Balaam to concede to his request. The groups were bigger
and more distinguished than the previous. We see Balaam did say no to them
but then kept on inquiring of the Lord again and again then the Lord did
allow him to go. But then the Lord gets upset on him and has an Angel of
the Lord stand in his way.

What is interesting to note is when Balaam inquires of Lord again and
again, if he could go to meet Balak, the Lord Himself allowed him but yet
the Lord Himself gets anger when he did!

To understand this we need to understand God is never changing. Since
ancient the Nature of God has not changed, what He was and He is He will be
forever. He is God of purpose and therefore His purpose of Balaam not going
was more important than his going. Balaam knew why the Lord did not want
him to go and that was the very purpose why Balak was calling him, yet he
kept asking the Lord again and again. Then came a time when the Lord
allowed him to go. The Lord changed His instruction but not His purpose.
Since God knew although Balaam had said no to the incentives offered by
Balak yet in his heart he desired it, therefore kept coming back to Him.
The Lord tested Balaam by letting him go and got angry when he did so stood
before his path as an Angel and even caused his donkey to speak.

Even with His people God does the same. If a person knowing the will of God
and still pursues to do his own, God may allow the person his desires, but
that does not mean God has changed His mind. The purpose of God still
remains the same. The important matter comes here that is, if that purpose
harms His people then God will cause a donkey like person to warn this
person and if that person still does not abide and still causes harm to His
people then God does take account of that person. There are reasons that
God allowed Israel to be tested by the team of Balak and Balaam and be
killed for failing it. That understanding is for another day.

There is another important fact one should remember. God did not kill or
get Balaam killed the moment he gave away the means of causing God's people
to be tested, fail and be killed. Balaam did enjoy the fruits of his ill
deal for a while but as the Bible says God does keep account of our doings
unless we repent to Him. So Balaam too pay for his misdeed after some time
and till date it is spoken about and testifies about God.

Understand grace is all the mercy we need to get a job done. The grace of
Jesus Christ is for the salvation of man. If the person makes Jesus Christ
as Lord, Master and Saviour then abundant grace is available until the
person overcomes and is saved. But if that person makes the things of this
world his lord and master then the grace reduces or is taken away and then
we know what happened to people like Balaam.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people do not take You or your grace for granted, that
they do not do their own things taking your name. That they abide by your
purpose and understand You are a God Who does not change and so your Will
is more firm than a mountain. We pray for all those who call themselves as
your servants and do things according to their desires, that they repent
and abide by your Will...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Numbers 22:4-35

Numbers 24:1-9

Hebrew 12:15-17

15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root
of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

16 Lest there be any fornicator, or profane person, as Esau, who for one
morsel of meat sold his birthright.

17 For ye know how that afterward, when he would have inherited the
blessing, he was rejected: for he found no place of repentance, though he
sought it carefully with tears.

Jude 1:11-13

11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily
after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of
Core.

12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you,
feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried
about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead,
plucked up by the roots;

13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars,
to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

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God will save His Bride

Isaiah 29:2 - Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and
sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.

The Hebrew word translated as Ariel in the book of Ezekiel is used for the
altar and in Isaiah is used for Jerusalem. The word means lion or lioness
of God/god. Christians do not realize the term lion is used for the Lord
and well as to Satan (the Beast). Jesus is called the Lion of Judah and in
the book of Psalms 91:13 Satan (the Beast) is called the young lion or one
who roars ‘like a lion’.

It will surprise people to know in Genesis 49 when Jacob blessed Judah he
notes the seed of Judah (Jesus) / sceptre of Judah (Jesus - King) as an old
(ancient) lion! I do not think this fact also will get down the throats of
Christians.

It is only through the understanding of Bible image study (study of symbols
of creation used by God in scriptures) we will start to understand
scriptures like Daniel understood through dreams then the shadow will
reveal the real picture. These scriptures are nothing to do with the
natural lion but with what it symbolizes. Peter by the understanding of
this called us a royal priesthood. Lion symbolizes royalty and righteous
together that is why Jesus is termed as King and Chief Priest at the same
time. Jesus is called the ancient lion for He is righteousness from the
beginning like God is called the Ancient One.

Satan the Beast never desired to become God in Heaven (Prince of Tyre - the
one who is with us and whose Heavenly powers are taken away, that is why it
is compared to a man). Ezekiel 28:2 clearly states he desires to be god
over the sea / people of this world. He himself being a creation of God,
one who was very anointed of God, who was once upon a time dwelled very
next to the Throne of God (where His glory is maximum) and was blessed with
great wisdom and other spiritual gifts (Heavenly jewels) beyond the
imagination of man, is not a fool like man to claim to be God; but he does
know he can be god of people who are far from God.

God is telling us He would destroy Ariel (symbolizing Jerusalem) and cause
distress and sorrow to fall on her. Note there are 2 Hebrew words <03389> &
<03390> both translated as Jerusalem, they different slightly in the
script. One spiritually refers to God’s people and the other to the city or
people who pose as God’s people.

On 29th Oct we received message of God taking action on people heading His
Church / representing Christians. Two days later we got a message stating
because God loves (His Church) He takes drastic steps at times. Again on
27th we received a warning message on the same. I know in India lots of
things are happening among the leaders of Churches.

Today also the same message is the same as what we have been getting from
the Lord. He is going to cause shaking of the Church. This shaking is
happens for His Church is not firm founded in the Truth.

When we see the state of things around it is very depressing to see
Christians of many years some even Pastors and Church elders lack knowledge
of fundamental things of scriptures or of the Kingdom of God. Some days
back I was speaking to a Muslim convert who did many years of Bible study,
he was telling me how he fought with Bible school professors who would
teach how the Bible was corrupt and inaccurate. They mostly referred to
writings or views of atheists for Bible study. Many Bible college students
are void of the knowledge of God and the power of God for in the name of
Bible they are infected people with worldly understanding. Another brother
shared with me how his father was made head of the Church because his
ancestors were heads of the church. When we hear such things the question
comes to mind, ‘What is the Church to do with God or the Word of God?’.

It is time we see people taught according to the heart of God filled with
the wisdom of God. It is time the foundation is shaken, repaired and rooted
in the Truth and Spirit of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, there are many Christians and Christianity is one of the fastest
growing religions in the world yet there very few people who know You and
have a relationship with You. Most are filled with teaching of the world
and thus are far from You. Lord, You love your Bride and we know You will
save her...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Isaiah 29:1-4

1 Woe to Ariel, to Ariel, the city where David dwelt! add ye year to year;
let them kill sacrifices.

2 Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and
it shall be unto me as Ariel.

3 And I will camp against thee round about, and will lay siege against
thee with a mount, and I will raise forts against thee.

4 And thou shalt be brought down, and shalt speak out of the ground, and
thy speech shall be low out of the dust, and thy voice shall be, as of one
that hath a familiar spirit, out of the ground, and thy speech shall
whisper out of the dust.

Psalms 91:13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and
the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.

Genesis 49:8-12

8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in
the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.

9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he
stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him
up?

10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between
his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people
be.

11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice
vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of
grapes:

12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.

Ezekiel 28:1-10

1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,

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

3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can
hide from thee:

4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee
riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:

5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches,
and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:

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

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

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

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

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

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Lift you voice like a trumpet and shout Repentance

Isaiah 58:1 - Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and
shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Today we see very few true Christians and mostly namesake Christian, only
because most preachers have stopped preaching on repentance, all love to
preaching about forgiveness and blessings.

People of God, understand without repentance there is no forgiveness and
without forgiveness there is no true blessings.

One thing people get very wrong is they think repentance is about being
sorry for the sins one has done.

NO. Repentance is not about being sorry for the sins one has committed. How
many sins can we be sorry for and can anyone remember all the sins one has
committed to ask for forgiveness? ??

Repentance is about being sorry for the sinful life we have been living.

Repentance starts when we come to know God and know how Holy He is, and
when we look at ourselves and see our lives and how this life we live does
not allow us to come to God and we make our minds to do something about it.
It is our love for God and desire to be with Him that requires us to give
our lives unto Him so that by losing our lives to Him we may receive a new
life.

Repentance causes us to come to God and when we come to God we receive
forgiveness FOR ALL THE SINS we have committed. It does not mean just the
sins we remember and not the sins we did not. True repentance causes us to
receive forgiveness for all our sins. It causes us to become a new creation
in Christ.

Like in today's message let us not be good preachers which the world wants
but let us be messengers of God (Angels) doing what the Lord desires of us.

[Prayer Starters]

Lord, we pray your people be bold, that they receive a spirit of boldness
to not fear man but have fear of God in them. That they preach not to
please people or give them a religion, but preach to bring your people unto
You. That they cause the people to be renewed and become a new people drawn
out of this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 1:4 - John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of
repentance for the remission of sins.

Matthew 11:

11 Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of women there hath not
risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in
the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.

12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven
suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

13 For all the prophets and the law prophesied until John.

Matthew 4:17 - From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent:
for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.

Acts 2:38 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of
you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall
receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

2 Corinthians 7:10 - For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not
to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.

2 Timothy 2:25-26

25 In meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God
peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth;

26 And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who
are taken captive by him at his will.

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The Law that destroyed the Jews

Isaiah 58:13,14 - If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing
thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of
the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor
finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words: Then shalt thou
delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high
places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father:
for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

The one Law that caused the destruction of the Jews is the Law of Sabbath.
This Law by itself was just impossible to keep. It called them to
literately stop everything (it means 'cease&# 39;) in life. It did not command
just the person to refrain from any work but also commands all those
working under him including his animals to refrain from doing any work. If
one of these is broken the Law is broken.

The Jews knew it was just impossible to keep this commandment so they tried
all their cunningness to find all kind of loopholes or ways out from doing
things and still showing they have kept the Law.

An example was a person was not allowed to carry anything on this day, so
the Jews thought of a solution, they would tie a string and drag the object
from one house to another if they needed something very necessary. All
these do and don'ts were written in a book that was fatter than the Torah
and more important than the Torah.

They feared this Law because the consequences of breaking it, was death by
being stoned. One may wonder why God made such a dreadful commandment.

If you look this is the only commandment that evolved with time. It started
with them collecting Manna in the wilderness. As they kept on disobeying
this Law, God started making this Law more and more difficult to keep, and
its punishment more severe. Later God added to the Sabbath, even a Sabbath
year and Jubilee year which came every 7th and 50th year respectively.
Every feast was also considered a High Sabbath.

Did God take pleasure in making life difficult for the Jews?

Let us see this with Jesus.

Jesus was hated by the Jews because He did not keep the Law of Sabbath as
they understood it. What is interesting to note, we see Jesus in the
Gospels had a thing of during miracles especially during the Sabbath. They
would tell Him, there were 6 days in a week for Him to heal people, why did
He venture out to heal people especially on a Sabbath (like the man near
the lake who did not even know Jesus).

There were some things Jesus did knowingly, aware of its consequences, like
He knew by healing Bartimaeus He would damage His good relationship with
the Romans. That is why the last miracle He did was to heal Bartimaeus
since history shows Bartimaeus was not born blind or medically blind, but
was punished and made blind by Caesar (Rome) for revolting against the
Romans. Jesus also went against the Jewish High Priest who is equivalent to
the Catholic Pope by healing the man with a crippled hand. This man too
like Bartimaeus was punished by the Jewish High Priest for working on a
Sabbath (that is why when He healed this man they were out to kill Him with
rage which they could not otherwise, since they were under Roman rule).

When the Pharisees confronted Jesus for breaking the Sabbath, Jesus always
pointed to their lack of understanding on the Law and how they used their
cunningness against God while they did break the Law according to their own
understanding. Around the end we see Jesus pointed to scriptures wherein He
showed them the Priests broke the Law every Sabbath and so did David as
King once yet were found guiltless by God (we too in the Lord are called
both priest and royal like David).

Purpose or spirit of the Law is more important than the text of the Law. If
the person breaks the spirit of the Law while obeying the text the Law
lands up being broken (for God is not man to make foolish / worldly laws).

If one studies the Ten Commandments, they all were not commandments, for
the Lord Himself refers to them as Law and Commandments. Jesus expounded
them to us as there being only 2 Commandments and the rest were Laws under
them. If one keeps the 2 the rest are automatically kept in spirit. That is
why Jesus worked on the Sabbath but yet did not break any Commandment or
Law.

Today the Lord is telling us if we love the Lord with all our hearts,
minds, strength and understanding and totally rest (mentally and
spiritually) in Him at His given time (not a specific day of the week) we
would be blessed abundantly in every area of their lives.

And yes the consequences of breaking this Law is death like the other Laws,
but that would be on Judgement Day; that is why Jesus did stone the woman
who committed adultery, who according to the Law had to be stoned to death.
That is why Jesus asking if anyone there was worthy to sit in the Judgment
seat caused them to move out. It was not a wise or witty move of Jesus but
a Godly move of Jesus for He had the understanding of scriptures.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are spirit and Your Kingdom is not of this world. Lord, we pray
your people keep your Laws and Commandments in spirit and truth and not in
the flesh like the Jews did and will perish for not accepting You. Lord,
give wisdom and discernment to your people who like the Jews try to keep
your Commandments and Laws in the flesh...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 24:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount,
and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and
commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

Genesis 2:1-3

1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.

2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he
rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.

3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it
he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

[Did God really rest? He still works in us and through us, if He does not,
then who is Jesus and who does miracles, heals, provides and forgives us?]

Exodus 16:21-31

Exodus 20:8-11

8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou
shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant,
nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
gates:

11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that
in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the
sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Exodus 31:14-17

14 Ye shall keep the sabbath therefore; for it is holy unto you: every one
that defileth it shall surely be put to death: for whosoever doeth any work
therein, that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest,
holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall
surely be put to death.

16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the
sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.

17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six
days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and
was refreshed.

Exodus 35:1-3

1 And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel
together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath
commanded, that ye should do them.

2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to
you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work
therein shall be put to death.

3 Ye shall kindle no fire throughout your habitations upon the sabbath day.

Leviticus 25:2-27

Numbers 15:31-36

31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his
commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon
him.

32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a
man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and
Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be
done to him.

35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to death: all
the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.

36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him
with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

Matthew 12:3-8

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

4 How he entered into the house of God, and did eat the shewbread, which
was not lawful for him to eat, neither for them which were with him, but
only for the priests?

5 Or HAVE YE NOT READ IN THE LAW, HOW THAT ON THE SABBATH DAYS THE PRIESTS
IN THE TEMPLE PROFANE THE SABBATH, AND ARE BLAMELESS?

6 But I say unto you, That in this place is one greater than the temple.

7 But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not
sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless.

8 For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

1 Peter 2:9 - But YE ARE A CHOSEN GENERATION, A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD, an holy
nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who
hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:


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The righteous rejoice and praise for they are justified

Psalms 33: 1 - Rejoice in the LORD, O ye righteous: praise is comely for
the upright.

Let me expound this scripture before I get into its message.

Psalms 33: 1 - Rejoice [means to overcome (from within) or cry out] in the
LORD, O ye righteous [the word here is really justified]: praise [glory] is
comely [to dwell] for the upright [the word means the righteous].

Psalms 33: 1 (Expounded) - Overcome from within in the LORD, O ye
justified: glory dwells in the righteous.

The message say those whom the Lord calls His righteous are not perfect but
they are the ones whom the Lord justifies, they overcome from within and
praise dwells in them.

Please get this right. No one has and can be righteous unless we do all
what is needed of us. Jesus rebuked the young man who called Him good
master. One will understand Jesus did not call Himself good until He
complete all that was written of Him in the books of Moses and Prophets. It
was only when He did all things He sat on the Right (Righteous) Hand of the
Father.

We all are growing in understanding of the Word since we lack full
knowledge of it, it is not possible for us to be righteous, yet the Lord
calls us righteous for He has given us His Spirit of Truth (1 of the 7
Spirits of the Holy Spirit) and it is the working of the Holy Spirit in us
Who causes us overcome and thus be justified in the Lord. That is why God's
glory dwells in them for from a lump of carbon God makes them into a
diamond.

Let us not try to be righteous by doing things like trying to keep the Law
or be good, but let us surrender to the Spirit of God and be led by Him.
Let Him work in us and through us, and help us overcome making us
righteous, so that we become a source that gives glory to God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, No man has been able to keep your Commandments for man is corrupt
(incomplete) due to sin. You came as man and showed us how by the power of
the Holy Spirit we can be righteous. Lord we pray we learn not to work in
our strength but surrender to You and by your working in us, we glorify
You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 19:16-17

16 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing
shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but
one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.


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Temple of Isis will be bought down

Ezekiel 29:15, 16 - It shall be the basest of the kingdoms; neither shall
it exalt itself any more above the nations: for I will diminish them, that
they shall no more rule over the nations. And it shall be no more the
confidence of the house of Israel, which bringeth their iniquity to
remembrance, when they shall look after [at] them: but they shall know that
I am the Lord GOD.

This chapter in the book of Ezekiel was a rebuke by the Lord against Egypt.
This prophecy was fulfilled in the shadow with the diminishing of the
Egyptian kingdom. This once glorious kingdom later was ruled by many other
nations.

The Egyptians had a goddess Isis who was known as mother god. She was the
first daughter of the prime earth god Geb and goddess of the sky Nut. She
was mostly portrayed holding her infant son Horus in her hands. She also
had in her hand a round chain like object with a symbol like cross with its
top stem fused in the chain or circle. She also had a special headgear with
the moon embedded between 2 horns. She was the intercessor goddess who
heard the prayers of people and especially close to the slaves, sinners and
artisans (for they made her images). She was instrument in resurrecting her
brother/husband after he was killed and his parts scattered all over the
earth by another god. She was also connected with the Nile for they
believed her tears flooded the Nile which was the main path for commerce
for the Egyptians.

This myth spread through the Greek-Roman era and they also had this same
image among them but in a different form. This image later found itself
among the pagan-Christians of Rome as Mary which is today known as the
Roman Catholic Church's Mother Mary / Perpetual Succour / Queen of Heaven /
Mother of God.

The word Egypt means dual-straits / dual channels / dual pathways. The word
in shadow referred to the people of land Egypt but in spiritual terms
referred to those Christians who lived a dual life. A life of knowing God
and yet worshiping pagan gods and following pagan practices.

Every child of God knows God deep within them like a just born infant (both
humans and animals) knows its mother and knows how to suck its mother for
nourishment. Giving the Gospel to them causes them to forsake the other
gods and come out of them believing in the one and only Lord. Water baptism
happens when a child of God comes out of Egypt and into Jerusalem (people
who worship/praise God). Baptism of the Holy Spirit takes people from
Jerusalem to Zion (fortified city) making them Israel (Sons / Princes of
God).

Today's message speaks to the Christian Egyptians, mainly the Roman
Catholic Church that its time of rule is nearing its end and no more with
it rule / stand over others. In other words the fall of Babylon the Great.

We read in papers the popularity of Pope Francis. Ordinary people love his
new approach but Catholic theologians are getting sleepless nights for he
is shaking the very foundation of Catholicism. Catholicism stands on 3
pillars on the top being the Church represented by the Pope, second being
traditions of the Catholic Church and then comes scriptures or the 'Bible&# 39;.
This 'Bible&# 39; is not the Bible we know but the Bible edited and tampered
with over hundreds of years by this Church.

In countries like India when the word Christian is used people of other
religions think it refers to Catholics. People are not aware they are not
even a denomination of Christianity. They are like the goats in the flock,
for they have their own horns (kings) and Christ is not their King even
though they verbally claim, since they put a queen over Him. Christ's
sacrifice is incomplete without their Mary's intervention. They have
rejected grace (wool) and believe in only works for salvation (like
mountain goats depend on their feet).

People in this Church are fooled to believe they are Christians due to
their ignorance of scriptures. Jesus was called the Lamb of God and not
Goat of God even though goats are a part of His flock. They are made to do
baptism of infants and made to eat wafer claiming it to be the physical
flesh of Jesus Christ (the Last Supper happened before Jesus died). They
are filled with manmade traditions and fuse with the understanding of this
world. In India they have come with an Indian version of Mary.

Let us pray the children of God who are yet in Egypt that God will open
their eyes, bring their gods down like He did with plagues and bring them
out of Egypt and into Jerusalem, and finally into Zion to make them into
Sons of God (Israel).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and Heaven is a Spirit place for it is your dwelling
place. Lord we pray your people realize they are spirit being living
temporary in a body of flesh. That they give up the things of the flesh and
connect with You through spirit and your Word which gives life to the
Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Jeremiah 7:17-19

17 Seest thou not what they do in the cities of Judah and in the streets
of Jerusalem?

18 The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the
women knead their dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour
out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

19 Do they provoke me to anger? saith the LORD: do they not provoke
themselves to the confusion of their own faces?

Jeremiah 44:25-29

25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your
wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand,
saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense
to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will
surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.

26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the
land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that
my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the
land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.

27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the
men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword
and by the famine, until there be an end of them.

28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land
of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are
gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall
stand, mine, or theirs.

29 And this shall be a sign unto you, saith the LORD, that I will punish
you in this place, that ye may know that my words shall surely stand
against you for evil:

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Understanding dreams through the language of God

Daniel 4:5 - I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my
bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

Bible tells us God talks to us through dreams and most of the Prophets God
communicated with was through dreams. Bible uses both the words dreams and
also uses the words visions. People would think one is about seeing when
one is asleep and the other when one is awake, but that is wrongs.

If we read Joel 2:28 the Lord says the old (spiritual elders) will dream
dreams and the young (spiritually immature) will see visions. Both are
different, both are dreams but the kind of dreams they are varies.

The dreams (visions) the young see are dreams that give some amount of
information and it is like seeing something in a smoke, where some things
are clear and the remaining hazy. Here the prime event remains embedded in
the mind of the person but the remaining gets forgotten or is of no
importance.

The dreams (dreams) the elders see are like seeing a movie, or being
present at the event. Here everything is of utmost importance. Small things
like colour, position, texture, material, shape, expressions also are of
great importance. Here everything gets embedded in the mind of the one who
sees it. It is not necessary the view is from your eyes, it mostly may be
from the eyes of God and we could be one of the elements of the dream.

One can see dreams and visions when asleep or even when the person is
awake, when the person goes in a trance, a level of the mind / as in asleep.

Firstly not all dreams are from God. Bible states one can get dreams when
one eats a lot and when under spiritual bondage. The eating refers to both
physical and mental eating. One's physical state affects one's mental state
and one's mental state affects one's physical state for both interconnect
with each other. Science states man sees normal dreams at a specific level
of sleep. One may think it would be at the deepest level but that is not
right. We see normal dreams occur at an intermediate level of sleep. At the
first and at the deepest levels one does not see dreams, something which
the Bible explains to us why.

To understand dreams that are from God one needs to understand the language
of God. If we see all the people whom the Lord spoke to in the Bible
wherein the person explains the dream which he saw, one would see a pattern
between them. One can pray to God to give them wisdom to understand them
like God gives us understanding or revelation of His Word. But the wisdom
to do this is given by default to people with the calling of a Teacher like
in the case of Daniel, Joseph son of Jacob, John the author of Revelation
and even Job. We also have Teachers like Luke and Mark who wrote the
Gospels but they did not have this gifting since there are 2 types of
Teachers like there are 2 types of Evangelist (Word and music) or Healers
(healing and deliverance) .

We read in today's message Daniel who had the calling of a Teacher (God
helped him understand prophecies through dreams) had the ability to
interpret dreams and this gave him favour with the king.

Today God is tell all He has already enabled you with the requirement
according to your calling and placed you in a place where if you use the
gifting given by God, it will get you to have favour not only with God but
also with man. Bible says God will make us sit at the banquet table spread
by our enemies. It is not that they would love us but even though they hate
us they will not be able to harm us, in fact they will also be unwilling
sources of blessing.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and when we walk in righteousness in You, we have favour
not only with You but also with man. Even our enemies who hate us will
bless us unwillingly for You are our God. Lord, we pray You speak to your
people in dreams and visions more and more today. For when You speak to
your people things happen and when You do not nothing good does...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Job 7:14 - Then thou scarest me with dreams, and terrifiest me through
visions:

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among
you, the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision, will speak unto
him in a dream.

Ecclesiastes 5:1-3,7

1 Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to
hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they
do evil.

2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter
any thing before God: for God is in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore
let thy words be few.

3 For a dream cometh through the multitude of business; and a fool's voice
is known by multitude of words.

7 For in the multitude of dreams and many words divers vanities: but fear
thou God.

Daniel 1:17 - As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill
in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and
dreams.

Joel 2:28 - And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my
spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy,
your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions:

Daniel 4:5-28
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For His Name Sake

Ezekiel 36:22 - Therefore say unto the house of Israel, Thus saith the Lord
GOD; I do not this for your sakes, O house of Israel, but for mine holy
name's sake, which ye have profaned among the heathen, whither ye went.

If we read the Bible we see Jesus became the first Protestant, He was born
in a Jewish family but He led His disciples out of the Jewish Church.
Initially they were called a sect of Jews and were given the name 'People
of The Way' for their way of life was different for the way of life of main
stream Jews.

The children of Abraham born out of flesh (Jews) were called 'People of
Covenant' , but the covenant that God make with them was via blood of
animals and circumcision of the flesh. Whereas the children of Abraham born
out of faith through Jesus Christ (Christians) are called 'People of the
New / Better Covenant' which God make via the Blood of Jesus Christ and the
circumcision of the heart.

The Jews are called Israel (Prince of God) but Christians become Israel for
Jesus came to make His people Sons of God through the Power of the Holy
Spirit. The first true Israelite was none other than the seed of Jacob that
is Jesus Christ for He demonstrated His authority in God in Him.

We see Jesus, Paul, Stephen and others rebuked the Jews especially the
Pharisees for being white washed tombstones, very religious people, but yet
spiritually dead inside and very far from God and far from the
understanding of the Word of God and Kingdom of God. But we see the Jews
were blessed by God and even thou the world went against them (at time God
Himself) yet the Lord protected them through the worst of situations.

Did God do it for He loves them?

Today's message tells us God did great things to protect the Jewish nation
not because He loves them but only because they have associated His Name to
themselves.

We need to understand one thing today the world does not know Christianity
therefore does not know God or the real Israel therefore God sustains the
Jews till then, for His Name sake. Today also as Israel is facing problems,
the Lord is confirming He will take them through it for His Name sake.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are God of all creation of every race and kind of people. You
chose certain people at a particular time to make yourself know so that
through them You would reach out to the world. Lord, You desire to save all
yet only a the names of few are written in the Book of Life. Lord, we pray
your real Israel may come to existence, that your Power be manifested in
them and through them. That the world may know You alone are God and God of
all mankind...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 2:17-20, 28-29

17 Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy
boast of God,

18 And knowest his will, and approvest the things that are more excellent,
being instructed out of the law;

19 And art confident that thou thyself art a guide of the blind, a light
of them which are in darkness,

20 An instructor of the foolish, a teacher of babes, which hast the form
of knowledge and of the truth in the law.

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.


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Post  Admin on Thu 21 Nov 2013, 11:58 pm

A warning message

Isaiah 19:9,10 - Moreover they that work in fine flax, and they that weave
networks, shall be confounded. And they shall be broken in the purposes
thereof, all that make sluices and ponds for fish.

We have received a message a few weeks back (dated 30-09-2013) and today's
message is touching the same matter. We may wonder why these things are
happening now.

If we look at the timeline of events concerning the Church in the Bible, we
are at the turning point when the Church comes together and stands united
in understanding and purpose in the Lord. Also this is the time we are
walking into known as the Day of the Lord or the Day of His wrath. This is
not the Judgment Day or the time when Satan the Devil (Lucifer) is released
from the pit, which comes just before Judgment Day. Most Bible scholars
feel this period is of 3 and half years, but I believe it is just 3 and
half days (unlike other time projections) , even though it is very short it
would be more terrible than man can imagine and through this short period
very few would survive.

We see now many denominations are getting together and working together for
the purpose of Church, this shows it is moving to the sixth stage of the
Church, the Church of Brethren. Just before the Church of Brethren (united
Church) comes into existence the Lord does some housekeeping task. He
brings down the Church of Babylon (the Catholic Church) and before that,
deals with the people within the Believer Church who are misleading or
misrepresenting Him, this is mostly concerning those whom He has called to
duty and are not doing it.

Let me expound today's message:-

Isaiah 19:9,10 - Moreover they that work in fine [same as noble wine] flax
[linen - symbolizing righteousness] , and they that weave networks [white
cloth - symbolizing worldly religions], shall be confounded [shamed]. And
they shall be broken [crushed] in the purposes [foundation] thereof, all
that make [fashion] sluices [hired men] and ponds [stagnant place] for fish
[souls].

Isaiah 19:9,10 [expounded]- Moreover they that work in richly
righteousness, and they that weave world religions, shall be shamed. And
they shall be crushed in the foundation thereof, all fashioned hired men
and stagnant souls.

So in today's message the Lord is confirming the previous message and is
also including people who work for religious man or religious institutes
and those who are not growing spiritually (people who know the Lord but are
now too busy doing something else and not giving any time to Him or His
purpose in their lives).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You commanded us to love You with all our hearts, minds and all our
strength. Lord, You do not desire those who do great things once a while
and then go to sleep or live a worldly life. You Lord desire those who
diligently follow You. They may not do great things but they consistently
keep obeying your commandments and walking in your ways. Lord we pray we be
diligent in our dedication towards You and not desire to draw people's
glory to ourselves but give all glory only unto You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Zephaniah 1:12-18

12 And it shall come to pass at that time, that I will search Jerusalem
with lamps; and I will punish the men that are settled on their lees, that
say in their heart, Jehovah will not do good, neither will he do evil.

13 And their wealth shall become a spoil, and their houses a desolation:
yea, they shall build houses, but shall not inhabit them; and they shall
plant vineyards, but shall not drink the wine thereof.

14 The great day of Jehovah is near, it is near and hasteth greatly, even
the voice of the day of Jehovah; the mighty man crieth there bitterly.

15 That day is a day of wrath, a day of trouble and distress, a day of
wasteness and desolation, a day of darkness and gloominess, a day of clouds
and thick darkness,

16 a day of the trumpet and alarm, against the fortified cities, and
against the high battlements.

17 And I will bring distress upon men, that they shall walk like blind
men, because they have sinned against Jehovah; and their blood shall be
poured out as dust, and their flesh as dung.

18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in
the day of Jehovah' s wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the
fire of his jealousy: for he will make an end, yea, a terrible end, of all
them that dwell in the land.

Revelation 3:1-13

[The stage we are in where evangelism is peek]

1 And unto the angel of the church in Sardis [red one symbolizing
evangelism] write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of
God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou
livest, and art dead.

2 Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to
die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.

3 Remember therefore how thou hast received and heard, and hold fast, and
repent. If therefore thou shalt not watch, I will come on thee as a thief,
and thou shalt not know what hour I will come upon thee.

4 Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their
garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I
will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his
name before my Father, and before his angels.

6 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.

[The stage we are entering into where the Church walks in the ways of the
Lord and having authority in the Lord]

7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia [brotherly love] write;
These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key
of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man
openeth;

8 I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no
man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word,
and hast not denied my name.

9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are
Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship
before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.

10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee
from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try
them that dwell upon the earth.

11 Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man
take thy crown.

12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and
he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and
the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down
out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

13 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches.
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King Saul and his generation

1 Chronicles 9:43 - And Moza begat Binea; and Rephaiah his son, Eleasah his
son, Azel his son.

1Chronicles 9:35-44 and 1 Chronicle 8:29-38 record the generations of Saul
and it is rare that in the same book in the Bible a genealogy of a person
is repeated. One may ask why that too a man who looks like one who failed
as a representative of God?

One would understand Saul only by the relation between Saul and David, and
the conversation between Saul and the spirit of Samuel.

David was a great Man of God who had an insight of spiritual things that is
why even though he hated Saul yet he could not act his hate against him,
instead loved him for there was something about Saul that David knew. We
also read the Spirit (anointing) of God left Saul after God rejected Saul
as king for disobeying Him. Yet we see David respected Saul as a Man of God
and even though he got occasions to take his revenge and kill Saul, he
refrained at the last moment. We also see the next chapter talks of the
death of Saul and his sons in the battle field. When David came to know
what they did with the body of Saul he got very angry and immediately got
the person killed who claimed to be instrument in Saul's death. Also before
this battle we read Saul tried to communicate with God directly and through
people and failed on all fronts. In his desperation he tries to communicate
with the spirit of Samuel (who is dead) to know God's will although knowing
God had forbidden talking / communicating (even praying) to a dead persons
(spirits). Saul himself had killed / chased people who would do witchcraft
or communicate with spirits (human or evil spirits/fallen angels).

What David knew of Saul is confirmed by the spirit of Samuel. Even though
Saul had disobeyed God and rejected by the Lord yet like the son in the
parable of a prodigal son he turned to God at the last moments of his death
and was saved. Samuel confirms this with Saul and tells him even though God
would punish him with death for his wrong (trying to communicate with him
after he had died) yet after he and his sons die they would be with Samuel.
Now Samuel was a great Man of God in whom God was pleased and still was not
in Heaven after death. None of us can go to Heaven after death until
Judgment Day, after the Son of Man Jesus Christ judges us and finds us
holding the Truth in us. It is then only He would cover us with His
Righteousness and make us worthy to enter Heaven.

When we die we who believe in Christ / YHWH for Who He Is, go to sleep like
Samuel in a spiritual level called Grave (which is lower than the level we
dwell in, but above the level Hell). Even if we have the Truth in us or
not, just by our belief we will be saved from Hell; only those who hold the
Truth in them will pass Judgement Day and go to Heaven.

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about having Him in us. Today He is telling
us it is never late to turn to Him and be saved in Him. Like Saul even at
the point of death we can turn to Him and be saved.

Jesus speaks in Matthew 7:21-23 there would be people who believe in Him
and would do great and mighty wonders in His name. They would work hard for
the Kingdom of God but yet because the Truth is not in them (do not do the
Will of the Father) He denies them and does not allow them to enter Heaven.

I may sound harsh or my words frightful when I say 'it is better to die as
an unbeliever than to know Christ and not have Him inside of us'. Those who
reject Christ would go to Hell and suffer the sins in them, but those who
know Christ and deny Him in their lives would be put in a place called Lake
of Sulphur / Fire which is worse than Hell. This place one does not get
punished for their sins but are punished for rejecting the Word of God /
Truth and this punishment is worse than suffering Hell.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You forgive our ignorance and things that we do out of lack of
knowledge, but after we know You and after You have revealed Yourself to us
there is no excuse for us to reject You and your Word in our lives. Lord,
although You are Love and seated on a Throne of Mercy, yet for You are
Righteous You judge us and are fearful to those who reject You after all
that You did for us. Lord, we pray your people understand believing in You
is not about being Christian, but following You and having You in us is all
about being Christian, and it is only those who believe in You are judged
by You, other like Paul says are judged by themselves from the beginning...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Chronicles 10:1-6

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled
from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard after Saul, and after his sons; and
the Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, the sons of
Saul.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him, and he
was wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul to his armor bearer, Draw your sword, and thrust me
through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and abuse me. But his
armor bearer would not; for he was sore afraid. So Saul took a sword, and
fell on it.

5 And when his armor bearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise on
the sword, and died.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and all his house died together.

1 Samuel 31:1-6

1 Now the Philistines fought against Israel: and the men of Israel fled
from before the Philistines, and fell down slain in mount Gilboa.

2 And the Philistines followed hard upon Saul and upon his sons; and the
Philistines slew Jonathan, and Abinadab, and Malchishua, Saul's sons.

3 And the battle went sore against Saul, and the archers hit him; and he
was sore wounded of the archers.

4 Then said Saul unto his armourbearer, Draw thy sword, and thrust me
through therewith; lest these uncircumcised come and thrust me through, and
abuse me. But his armourbearer would not; for he was sore afraid. Therefore
Saul took a sword, and fell upon it.

5 And when his armourbearer saw that Saul was dead, he fell likewise upon
his sword, and died with him.

6 So Saul died, and his three sons, and his armourbearer, and all his men,
that same day together.

1 Chronicles 10:13-14

13 So Saul died for his transgression which he committed against the LORD,
against the word of the LORD, which he kept not, and also for asking a
familiar spirit, to enquire of it;

14 And enquired not of the LORD: therefore he slew him, and turned the
kingdom unto David the son of Jesse.

2 Samuel 1:2-12

2 It came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of
the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his head: and so
it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth, and did obeisance.

3 And David said unto him, From whence comest thou? And he said unto him,
Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped.

4 And David said unto him, How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me. And
he answered, That the people are fled from the battle, and many of the
people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead
also.

5 And David said unto the young man that told him, How knowest thou that
Saul and Jonathan his son be dead?

6 And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance upon mount
Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and, lo, the chariots and
horsemen followed hard after him.

7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me, and called unto me. And I
answered, Here am I.

8 And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite.

9 He said unto me again, Stand, I pray thee, upon me, and slay me: for
anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.

10 So I stood upon him, and slew him, because I was sure that he could not
live after that he was fallen: and I took the crown that was upon his head,
and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my
lord.

11 Then David took hold on his clothes, and rent them; and likewise all
the men that were with him:

12 And they mourned, and wept, and fasted until even, for Saul, and for
Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD, and for the house of
Israel; because they were fallen by the sword.

1 Samuel 28:5-20

5 And when Saul saw the host of the Philistines, he was afraid, and his
heart greatly trembled.

6 And when Saul enquired of the LORD, the LORD answered him not, neither
by dreams, nor by Urim, nor by prophets.

7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that hath a familiar
spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And his servants said to
him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a familiar spirit at Endor.

8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment, and he went, and
two men with him, and they came to the woman by night: and he said, I pray
thee, divine unto me by the familiar spirit, and bring me him up, whom I
shall name unto thee.

9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what Saul hath done,
how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits, and the wizards, out
of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare for my life, to cause me to
die?

10 And Saul sware to her by the LORD, saying, As the LORD liveth, there
shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.

11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee? And he said,
Bring me up Samuel.

12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud voice: and the
woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived me? for thou art Saul.

13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what sawest thou? And
the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out of the earth.

14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said, An old man
cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul perceived that it was
Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the ground, and bowed himself.

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

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

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

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

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

20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and was sore afraid,
because of the words of Samuel: and there was no strength in him; for he
had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the night.

Matthew 7:21-23

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

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 devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works?

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


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Justifying sins with works?

Micah 6:7 - Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten
thousands of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression,
the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?

I am happy for today's message for it is very important for all of us
including me, since it is a great deception we all hold.

There are many who think they are Christians and holy people because of the
good work they do, these including so called Men of God / Preachers /
Pastors etc...

Before I come to the punch of today's message:-

Understand as a Pascal sacrifice the Lord allowed the first born of sheep
and also of goats. But when the Lord is addressed as a Pascal sacrifice He
is addressed as a 'Pascal Lamb' but not as a 'Pascal Goat'. Just because
God allows something we should not consider God is pleased with it.

Let me put it this way it is better to sacrifice a single lamb than a
thousand rams.

The Hebrew word ram comes from the root word strength. The word translated
as oil also means fat and symbolizes blessings (testimonies / output of our
deeds) and first born symbolizes personal greatest sacrifice.

Today's message is a strong message to all. The Lord is telling us we may
sacrifice a thousand rams, ten thousands of rivers of oil and give even our
firstborn, would they justify our sins? Which means all the great deeds we
do like ten thousands of crusades or missions we work and be blessed by
tens of thousands of people and even sacrifice the most important things in
our life for the Lord (like our jobs, our families, our friends, our social
lives) but would they all justify for the sinful life we live?

God is telling us unless we do not have Him in us everything else would be
meaningless. The only thing that overcomes sin is the Nature of God / Name
of God in us. That is why in the very next verse He asks of us to walk in
righteousness, love and building His people (carrying the Cross); unless we
do not have all these 3 in us we do not have the Nature of God in us.
Jesus' sacrifice is eternal but when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit we
need to live the Life of Christ and we cannot keep using the sacrifice of
Jesus for our sinful lives.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, there are many who live a life void of You, a life infected with
worldly lust but yet do works of the Kingdom of God. They think their works
will save them. We think all the blessings we see in our lives are proof of
our salvation. We are deceived for we see with human eyes and not with our
spiritual eyes. Lord we pray our eyes open and we realize along with the
work we do in your Kingdom we also need to work on ourselves. We need to
walk in righteousness, according to your Word, we need to love as You loved
and we need to fulfil the purpose You humbled yourself and came as man to
be a sacrifice that is the salvation of your people. Lord we pray as we
grow outwards we also grow inwards...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Micah 6:6-8

6 Wherewith shall I come before the LORD, and bow myself before the high
God? shall I come before him with burnt offerings, with calves of a year
old?

7 Will the LORD be pleased with thousands of rams, or with ten thousands
of rivers of oil? shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit
of my body for the sin of my soul?

8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require
of thee, but to do justly [righteousness] , and to love mercy [Godly love],
and to walk humbly with thy God [carry the Cross of Christ with God/Holy
Spirit]?

Hebrew 10:23-27

23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he
is faithful that promised;)

24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of
some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day
approaching.

26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation,
which shall devour the adversaries.


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Psalms 104

Today I have not received a message to send thus I did not. But I am
sending something unique. It is my notes for a session which is a minimum 3
hours teaching. This Psalm is like a gold mine and I was just amazed with
it so much that it came in my heart to share it with you all (I have never
done this before sharing my teaching notes).

I have noted verses 1-17 of the Psalm as given in KJV-AV translation and
then listed below the same but replaced the words with its Hebrew meaning /
root words / what they symbolized. The details is too big to post so like
Jesus said at times after His parables, 'those who have wisdom let him
understand&# 39; (I surely will share part by part over a long period in my
posts).

Psalms 104:1-17

1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art
clothed with honour and majesty.

2 Who coverest with light as a garment: who stretchest out the heavens
like a curtain:

3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the
clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

4 Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire:

5 Laid the foundations of the earth, it should not be removed for ever.

6 Thou coveredst it with the deep as a garment: the waters stood above the
mountains.

7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.

8 They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place
which thou hast founded for them.

9 Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not
again to cover the earth.

10 He sendeth the springs into the valleys, run among the hills.

11 They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench
their thirst.

12 By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, sing among
the branches.

13 He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with
the fruit of thy works.

14 He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service
of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

15 And wine maketh glad the heart of man, oil to make face to shine, and
bread strengtheneth man's heart.

16 The trees of the LORD are full; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath
planted;

17 Where the birds make their nests: the stork, the fir trees are her
house.

1 Bless the LORD, O my [life / creature]. O LORD my God, thou art very
great; thou art clothed with [glory] and majesty.

2 Who coverest with [plans / vision] as with a [raiment]< 08008>: who
stretchest out the [lofty] like a [grieve]:

3 Who layeth the [happening] of his [dwelling place] in the [understanding] :
who maketh [glory] his [progress]: who [liveth] upon the [edges] of [time]:

4 Who maketh his [messenger, representative] [*sweet* scent]; his [servants]
a [instruments for rapid purification] :

5 Laid the foundations of the [nations], it should not be removed for ever.

6 Thou coveredst it with [abyss <*root> * murmur] as [put on] <03830> : the [
*corrupt* understanding] stood above the [Truth].

7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy [roar] they hasted away.

8 They [ascend] the [Truth]; they [descend] by the [divide / *become
pieces*] unto the place which thou hast [appointed] for them.

9 Thou hast set a [limit] that they may not pass over; that they turn not
again to cover the [nations].

10 He sendeth the [well <*root> *eye/sight] into the [inheritance] ,
[come]among the
[Truth].

11 They [irrigate /cause to drink] to every [living being]
[* *spread out - all existing]:
the [<*root> *fruitful] quench their thirst.

12 By them shall the [flying creatures] of the heaven have their
habitation, which [deliver] among the branches.

(legs in Hebrew to bow / subdue and wings to be extreme)

13 He [irrigate /cause to drink] the [Truth] from his [<*root> * ascend]:
the [nation] is satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

14 He causeth the [wild grass unbelievers] to grow for the [<
*root>* mute], and [small medicine plants <*root> * to be green] for the
service of man: that he may [<*root> * overcome] out of the [nations];

15 And [<*root> * effervesce] maketh glad the [inner man] of man, [olive
oil testimony] to make face to shine, and [<*root> *
overcome] [sustain]
[mortal man's * * desperate] [inner man].

16 The [timber <*root> *shut] of the LORD are [plenty] ; the
[<*root> *firmness] of [whiteness
righteousness] , which he hath [fastened];

17 Where the [* * depart early / early ones elect] make
their nests: [<*root> * holy ones / saints], the [<*root> *noble ones] are
[family].

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The King reigns

1 Corinthians 15:25 - For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under
his feet.

During the time of Jesus the Jews, even though the Saviour promised by the
Lord was with them yet they were on the lookout of the Saviour. They could
not recognize Him all because they lacked understanding of the Word. They
still are awaiting the Saviour even though He has come and gone again all
because they expect the Saviour to be a worldly king who brings back the
Jewish kingdom of the likes of David. This may seem foolish but the irony
is that Christians too are doing the same foolish mistake.

One may ask �ow are Christians like the Jews, when they have accepted
Jesus Christ as their Saviour, Lord and King�

Most Christians have a very wrong understanding with the events of the end
days. The Bible says Christ will come again only once at the end to Judge
all mankind but they have made some modifications to the Bible and made
Christ to come again at least 2 times. They expect Him to be born again as
man and to rule the world for a thousand years. That is why they get fooled
by men who come as Christ. I do not know how a man Jesus would rule for a
thousand years unless He comes as God yet in a human form. Then there is a
question what happens after the thousand years gets over, He dies and is
taken up again or is He defeated by Satan and then comes again with His
Angels to defeat Satan and judge mankind?

Bible clearly says this world is for a time, time and half - that means
approximately 2500years (anywhere between 2300AD to 2550AD). That is also
the reason Jesus resurrected on the third day, before the third day got
over (spirit world does not go by earthly days). This was to confirm He
would come before 3000years gets over (there are many other confirmations
for this and they include the mark of the Beast and the 7 stages of the
Church). The Bible says the sign of Jonah (after the 3rd day) is for the
wicket and evil man. If Jesus were to resurrect after 3 days there would be
no hope for mankind to go to Heaven for all those before and during the
time of Jesus (when He came as man, like His Apostles, Mary and disciples)
who are asleep in Him would not live to enter Heaven (that is why He said
there are people during His time who will see Him coming in glory); this a
person will understand only when they understand spirit life of man - which
is about 3000 years (only God has the ability to live forever and man can
live forever if he or she has access to the Tree of Life).

If we look at Church History after 300AD the Church was taken away into the
wilderness by the teachings (tail) of Satan; that is when the Catholic
Church came into existence. After exactly one thousand two hundred and
sixty years the Church came back with the start of the Reformation
movement, when the Bible was given to the people. The going and coming back
of the Church from the wilderness is not an instant event but a gradual
event over a period of time. If one sees it is exactly one thousand years
before the end comes and this is the time which today's message talks of
where Christ rules. This Kingdom is not an earthly kingdom like the Jews
were expecting, a human sitting on a throne made of gold; this Kingdom is
of the Lord ruling over the hearts of His people for His Throne is the
hearts of His people.

When Jesus left us to ascend unto Heaven He did not leave us alone but gave
us His Spirit and His Spirit dwells with us. Jesus Christ is called King
and it would surprise all that it is the Word of God and God who are
referred to as King of Kings in the Bible. Jesus is the man factor of the
God (The Son) who humbled Himself and He is referred as King, but He as
Lord and His Word is King of King, Lord of Lords.

If one reads the book of Samuel one would understand man rejected God as
King over His people for a human king. Thus Jesus as man becoming King by
His Spirit brings back man to the real King that is the Lord and His Word
(for the Lord ruled only by His Word). Since man is corrupt and cannot come
before God (for he would die if he does) it is His Word that represents
Him. It is His Spirit and His Word that prepares us and makes us worthy to
come before God and dwell before Him forever.

Do not be like the Jews and miss everything for the lack of understanding.
The King is here and His army has already started talking hold of His
Kingdom since 1500AD and it is growing day by day. We are in 2013 passed
the half mark, with a few hundred years before Christ comes to judge His
people. Let us not loose time, but be part of the army of the King and
fearlessly, by force win the hearts of His people through repentance,
baptism and Truth like John the Baptist did during his days.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, due to the lack of understanding of your Word, your people are
missing the opportunity to be part of your army. They fail for experience
the power of this army and thus are becoming victims of vanity and later
call it persecution. They take pride in enduring this vanity taking your
Name, not knowing they are doing things contrary to your Word. Lord, we
pray more and more become part of this formidable army which no one or
nothing can stop or come against...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Daniel 12:7 - And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the
waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto
heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time,
times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the
power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

Revelation 12:4-9

4 And his tail draweth the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon standeth before the woman that is about
to be delivered, that when she is delivered he may devour her child.

5 And she was delivered of a son, a man child, who is to rule all the
nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and unto
his throne.

6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared
of God, that there they may nourish her a thousand two hundred and
threescore days.

7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels going forth to war
with the dragon; and the dragon warred and his angels;

8 And they prevailed not, neither was their place found any more in heaven.

9 And the great dragon was cast down, the old serpent, he that is called
the Devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world; he was cast down to
the earth, and his angels were cast down with him.

1 Samuel 8:7 - And the LORD said unto Samuel, Hearken unto the voice of the
people in all that they say unto thee: for they have not rejected thee, but
they have rejected me, that I should not reign over them.

Matthew 2:2 - Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we saw his
star in the east, and are come to worship him.

Mark 15:1-2

1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests with the elders and
scribes, and the whole council, held a consultation, and bound Jesus, and
carried him away, and delivered him up to Pilate.

2 And Pilate asked him, Art thou the King of the Jews? And he answering
saith unto him, Thou sayest.

John 18:33-36

33 Pilate therefore entered again into the Praetorium, and called Jesus,
and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?

34 Jesus answered, Sayest thou this of thyself, or did others tell it thee
concerning me?

35 Pilate answered, Am I a Jew? Thine own nation and the chief priests
delivered thee unto me: what hast thou done?

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

Revelation 20:4-5

4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto
them: and I saw the souls of them that had been beheaded for the testimony
of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as worshipped not the beast,
neither his image, and received not the mark upon their forehead and upon
their hand; and they lived, and reigned with Christ a thousand years

5 The rest of the dead lived not until the thousand years should be
finished. This is the first resurrection.

Revelation 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first
resurrection: over these the second death hath no power; but they shall be
priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

Revelation 19:11-16

11 And I saw the heaven opened; and behold, a white horse, and he that
sat thereon called Faithful and True; and in righteousness he doth judge
and make war.

12 And his eyes are a flame of fire, and upon his head are many diadems;
and he hath a name written which no one knoweth but he himself.

13 And he is arrayed in a garment sprinkled with blood: and his name is
called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which are in heaven followed him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white and pure.

15 And out of his mouth proceedeth a sharp sword, that with it he should
smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he
treadeth the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God, the Almighty.

16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh a name written, KINGS OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

Revelation 17:14 - These shall war against the Lamb, and the Lamb shall
overcome them, for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings; and they also
shall overcome that are with him, called and chosen and faithful.

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Giving unto your brothers and sisters for your sake

2 Corinthians 8:4,5 - Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive
the gift, and the fellowship of the ministering to the saints. And, not as
we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the
will of God.

One of the greatest misconceptions among man is that giving unto the needy
or for the work of the Kingdom of God is a favour we do, something that
puts us as a donor, a benefactor.

God asked us to tithe as a start and it does not end there. Giving is the
next stage of tithing and that is why we do not read about tithing in the
book of Acts. We as Christians should understand between the donor and
recipient the greater benefiter is the donor and not the recipient of the
donation. One may think this as one receiving blessing or double from the
Lord, No, I am not speaking in that angle.

Today's message says the Church of Macedonia pleaded with the Church of
Corinth to receive their donation.

We as Christians should understand it is a great blessing for us to find
someone, or a purpose to give to. That does not mean we need to give to
anyone that put his or her hand out or everyone who takes the name of the
Lord. We are to discern and do according to what the Lord guide us through
His Word. Can we give to a terrorist organization and expect good? Or can
we give unto a poor unbeliever while we have deprived a poor believer
before our eyes?

God tells us to give unto the purpose of His Kingdom, firstly unto His
people in need and then unto the others, showing love first and then mercy.

In Matthew 10:42 Jesus says 'whosoever shall give to drink unto one of
these little ones a cup of cold water only, in the name of a disciple,
verily I say unto you he shall in no wise lose his reward'.

Jesus does not say they will receive a reward but says he shall not lose
his reward. He also says 'in the name of a disciple' therefore the little
ones does not mean little in age but spiritually poor (poverty is a curse).
By giving, the giver who sets their eyes on this world may receive more
from the Lord in this world and nothing more but those who set their eyes
on the Kingdom of Heaven secure their place in the Kingdom of Heaven. Thus
we should really thank God when He gives us an opportunity to give since
what we give also comes from Him alone.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people have wisdom to understand the importance to give
and have wisdom when they give, that they give unto the right purpose and
right people. We pray they give, not in hope to receive more, for a person
of faith knows You are our provider and You provide...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 10:40-42

40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth
him that sent me.

41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a
prophet' s reward: and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a
righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.

42 And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup
of cold water only, in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you he
shall in no wise lose his reward.

Acts 4:32-35

32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and soul: and
not one of them said that aught of the things which he possessed was his
own; but they had all things common.

33 And with great power gave the apostles their witness of the
resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

34 For neither was there among them any that lacked: for as many as were
possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the
things that were sold,

35 and laid them at the apostles' feet: and distribution was made unto
each, according as any one had need.

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Say not Moron


Mark 3:28-30


28 Verily I say unto you, All sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men,
and blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:


29 But he that shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never
forgiveness, but is in danger of eternal damnation:


30 Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.


The word 'blasphemy&# 39; (in Greek 'blasphemos&# 39;) means 'to hurt the fame /
glory' of a person, this word is more associated with God because all glory
belongs to God. For the Jews anyone blaspheming God or Moses would be
stoned to death; for them Moses was a god (like a god) similar to Mary
being a god (like a god) for the Catholics. In both these cases the latter
is greater than the former that is why in Acts 6:11 the name Moses precedes
God and Mary takes a greater place than Christ / God.


Speaking against a person is not a serious offence but speaking against the
spirit in a person can be a very serious offence, even worse than murder.


We read in today's message some of the Jews accused Jesus to be possessed
with an evil spirit, and through the power of that spirit was able to do
great things, similar to a sorcerer. But Jesus being Christ was filled with
the Holy Spirit therefore they were speaking evil against the Holy Spirit.


If one understands the relationship between God and His Spirit one would
know why God does not takes that much offence when someone speaks against
Him but does so when someone speaks against His Spirit. Paul puts their
relationship like a relationship between a husband and his wife (Christ and
His bride). But God being Spirit (having no human gender) cannot be
pictured as a couple, as humans. The difficult part is to understand Spirit
(God) having a Spirit (Holy Spirit), this can be simplified by
understanding soul and spirit in man. Our soul which a spiritual is as much
a living and growing part of us as our spirit is.


God the Son (came as man Jesus / also the term son does not means like
human son who is produced) was part of God (therefore existed from the
beginning and not created) and when He was declared He had the same Spirit
of the Father (since He came from the Father). That is why speaking against
the Father or Son would be forgiven but against their Spirit would not be
forgiven.


It is not just speaking against the Spirit of the Father or Son that is a
serious offence, even speaking against the spirit of a brother/sister in
Christ (brethren) would amount to the same. In Matthew 5:22 Jesus
highlights this fact. The Greek word 'Racca&# 39; means a person without a
spirit and using such a term would amount to speaking against God's Word
for His Word says He created all living being (animals and humans) with a
spirit. But that does not mean animals die and go to Heaven. Only those who
have the image of God in them (Sons of God) go to Heaven. Spirit of animals
and even humans who are not baptized in Christ and the Holy Spirit do not
go to Heaven. The spirits of animals perish along with their earthly bodies
but the spirit of man is judged and those without (pursuing) the image of
God will be punished.


The other word translated as 'thou fool' is the Greek word 'Moros&# 39; (from
which we get the word Moron). This word does not mean a foolish person,
Jesus also called people fools. This word means a person having an evil /
unknown / mysterious spirit. If this word is used against a person not a
child of God would not cause harm to the accuser, but if it is used against
child of God especially any Believer (the others being yet a lost sheep)
would amount to speaking against the Holy Spirit, for every person baptized
in the Holy Spirit receives the Holy Spirit (a token). Such a person could
make mistakes for he or she is growing in the Holy Spirit therefore we
cannot look at their mistakes and judge them to have an evil spirit. Only
Jesus as man had the complete of the Holy Spirit (in form not quantity) but
with us we are growing in the Spirit and even the most anointed amongst us
is very far from being compared to Jesus (in growth of the Holy Spirit -
this what the Bible says and not my personal view for only at the end will
2 humans be full of the Holy Spirit and that will end the journey of man
and this creation).


We need to understand how important the Holy Spirit is in the salvation of
man in this creation, for the price that Jesus paid as a sacrificial Lamb
of God was to make is possible for man to receive the Holy Spirit. Even in
Heaven which is a spirit place, everything is connected to the Holy Spirit.
There is no gold and jewels as we see on earth but things associated with
the Holy Spirit. The earthly things allow us to understand these hidden
things.


Therefore let us be careful when we speak against the spirit of any person
especially against a Believer. It is better for our lives to be shut up
than to speak such things.


[Prayer starter]


Lord, there are times out of lack of knowledge and weak in our emotions we
have spoken against your Spirit. We ask You Lord to forgive us and we
believe You do for your Word shows You forgive those who sin out of
ignorance even in such cases. Also we pray Lord that we learn to hold our
tongues, our thinking even in the times when our emotions run out of
control, so that we do not lose all out of foolishness. ..


This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]


Matthew 5:22 - but I say unto you, that every one who is angry with his
brother shall be in danger of the judgment; and whosoever shall say to his
brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council; and whosoever shall say,
Thou fool [Moros], shall be in danger of the hell of fire.


Acts 6:9-11


9 But there arose certain of them that were of the synagogue called the
synagogue of the Libertines, and of the Cyrenians, and of the Alexandrians,
and of them of Cilicia and Asia, disputing with Stephen.


10 And they were not able to withstand the wisdom and the Spirit by which
he spake.


11 Then they suborned men, who said, We have heard him speak blasphemous
words against Moses, and against God.


Revelation 11:3-12


3 And I will give unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a
thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.


4 These are the two olive trees and the two candlesticks, standing before
the Lord of the earth.


5 And if any man desireth to hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth
and devoureth their enemies; and if any man shall desire to hurt them, in
this manner must he be killed.


6 These have the power to shut the heaven, that it rain not during the
days of their prophecy: and they have power over the waters to turn them
into blood, and to smite the earth with every plague, as often as they
shall desire.


7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that cometh
up out of the abyss shall make war with them, and overcome them, and kill
them.


8 And their dead bodies lie in the street of the great city, which
spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also their Lord was crucified.


9 And from among the peoples and tribes and tongues and nations do men
look upon their dead bodies three days and a half, and suffer not their
dead bodies to be laid in a tomb.


10 And they that dwell on the earth rejoice over them, and make merry; and
they shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented
them that dwell on the earth.


11 And after the three days and a half the breath of life from God entered
into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them
that beheld them.


12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up
hither. And they went up into heaven in the cloud; and their enemies beheld
them.


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The Josephs in the life of Jesus


Luke 23:50 - And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and
he was a good man, and a just:


In the Bible we have two Josephs in the life of Jesus one in His birth and
the other in His death. The first was the husband of Mary and the other was
a member of the Jewish council.


People think Joseph the husband of Mary was the father of Jesus (even
legally) but that too is not true. According to Jewish customs [Also
Biblically] a marriage commences only when the couple come together (have
physical relationship) . Mary being pregnant with a child at the time of
their marriage caused them to delay their marriage until the birth of the
child. Matthew clearly records Mary as Joseph's fiancee at the time of
Jesus' birth and then states after His birth they came together thus became
husband and wife.


According to Jewish customs there are three methods of solemnizing a
marriage, i.e. *kesef, shetar* and *bi'ah* (money, deed, and sexual
intercourse) . The first required money to be given by the groom to the
bride's family, second required transfer of property and third they coming
together. The last was important for if the last not abided by would
nullify the marriage, such that even not satisfying the husband would be
sufficient grounds for divorce of the couple. I read during the time of
Jesus as per custom the marriage couple were not part of the marriage
celebration since they were put up in a room to come together while the
others celebrated the banquet, that is the reason at the marriage of Cana
(marriage of Mary's daughter that is why she was there at the venue 3 days
before Jesus came with His disciples, and also the reason why she was
organizing things and was worried about the wine getting over) the marriage
couple are not mentioned even in the background. So we see Mary's husband
Joseph took charge of the infant Jesus after He was born and by their
marriage extended his name officially (for records) as father to the child.
This Joseph did not die immediately after Jesus' birth like some people
think. He did live a long time after Jesus' birth for he had many children
by his marriage to Mary (at least 3 boys and 2 girls for their marriage was
blessed). In reality the earthly father of the man Jesus was the Holy
Spirit since He was born of the Holy Spirit; that is the reason why He was
born without sin even though Mary was with sin, since sin (sinful nature &
curses) is transferred from father to children. The mother's sins get
transferred through the father when they come together as one. The Holy
Spirit was no man and Jesus was not born out of any sexual intercourse but
by the power of the Holy Spirit but yet in a natural way as any normal baby
is born.


People also think Jesus's family were very poor, but that too was not true.
Joseph was a known carpenter (Jewish documents records him as into
construction business) and they also forget the very precious gifts the
wise men gifted the family. Anther fact was the robes Jesus wore were not
very expensive but also not cheap that is why they caste lots for it at His
death and did not tear it to share it like His other belongings. Jesus
lived as a middle class man. What 2 Corinthians 8:9 speaks of is of Him
humbling Himself spiritually for our sake to as to lift us up spiritually.
Remember God promises to provide all our needs and in Jesus' life too this
was fulfilled.


The Joseph in today's message also has very interesting background in the
life of Jesus. He fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 53:9. Jesus was killed
among the criminals and was buried in the tomb of the rich due to this man.
Interestingly this Joseph came from the birth and burial place of Samuel
the Prophet (Arimathaea is the Greek name for Ramah). According to Jewish
record this man is said to be the brother of Nicodemus the tax commissioner
of Jericho and is recorded as Joseph ben Gorion brother of Nicodemus ben
Gorion. That is the reason John states him to be a secret disciple of Jesus
for although being a Jewish councillor (a Jewish priest) he believed in the
teachings of Jesus due to his brother.


The name Joseph means 'let Him add' or 'Jehovah has added'. People may
think it is a blessing to be a Joseph in the life of Jesus but surprisingly
it is not. Both theses Josephs were associated with the earthly (physical)
man Jesus but about the spiritual Jesus they did nothing much. The first
took care of the infant /child Jesus and the other the dead body of Jesus,
both were not associated with the teachings of Jesus or part of the
ministry of Jesus.


We Christians - people of God do not follow a man Jesus but the teachings
of Jesus Christ, the mission of Jesus Christ, the Saviour Jesus Christ.
Therefore the child Jesus or the body of Jesus is not important to us but
His Word is, for His Word is Living Bread (the word 'flesh&# 39; in Hebrew comes
from the root word 'tiding&# 39; / 'message&# 39;). Jesus without His teachings or
His ministry or sacrifice is like a statute or another worldly man and not
Jesus Christ the Saviour. If we truly love Jesus we should love not the man
Jesus but His words, the teachings that came from Him and believe in the
things He did for us.


[Prayer Starter]


Lord, You lifted your Word about all things. You came to make way for us so
that by your Word and Spirit we would be able to walk in the way and return
to You. Lord, we pray we do not become like the Josephs with our eyes
focused on the physical You but be like John, Paul, Peter, James and the
other disciples who were focused on your mission. Give us the courage to
stand for your Word and your Cause...


This prayer we make in Jesus's Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]


Luke 23:50-56


50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counsellor; and he was a
good man, and a just:


51 (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was of
Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: who also himself waited for the kingdom of
God.


52 This man went unto Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus.


53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a
sepulchre that was hewn in stone, wherein never man before was laid.


54 And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.


55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after,
and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.


56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the
sabbath day according to the commandment.


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


Isaiah 53:9 - And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in
his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his
mouth.


1 Samuel 1:19 - And they rose up in the morning early, and worshipped
before the LORD, and returned, and came to their house to Ramah: and
Elkanah knew Hannah his wife; and the LORD remembered her.


1 Samuel 28:3 - Now Samuel was dead, and all Israel had lamented him, and
buried him in Ramah, even in his own city. And Saul had put away those that
had familiar spirits, and the wizards, out of the land.


John 19:38 - And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of
Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might
take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore,
and took the body of Jesus.


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


Luke 6:47-49


47 Every one that cometh unto me, and heareth my words, and doeth them, I
will show you to whom he is like:


48 he is like a man building a house, who digged and went deep, and laid a
foundation upon the rock: and when a flood arose, the stream brake against
that house, and could not shake it: because it had been well builded.


49 But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that built a house
upon the earth without a foundation; against which the stream brake, and
straightway it fell in; and the ruin of that house was great.


John 14:23 - Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will
keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and
make our abode with him.


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Merchandise of Tyre


Ezekiel 27:33 - When thy wares went forth out of the seas, thou filledst
many people; thou didst enrich the kings of the earth with the multitude of
thy riches and of thy merchandise.


On my trip to Mangalore I met an ex-Catholic priest (who was removed from
the Catholic Church), he is a very well-known preacher, a person more
inclined to the Word of God and excellent music evangelist. In his
desperation to win the crowds of late I saw him showing his dedication to
Mary and more so I was really surprised to see him start retailing oil and
water, in small bottles. Although he knows the Truth (somewhat), yet like
others he too gives excuse of doing these things to attract the crowd. He
knows if he does not do this the masses (Catholics) will not come and that
would make it difficult for him to run his religious business center
(ministry).


The Catholic Church since ages has been running a retail empire of selling
religious objects. They directly or indirectly profit from the sales of
these objects. This has made it the richest religious institute in the
world.


Why am I talking of the Catholic Church in today's message?


Today's message is about Tyre. The Hebrew word Tyre means small stone or
moveable stone and the same in Aramaic is Cephas / Kephas and in Greek is
Petros translated in English as Peter (the word rock in Aramaic is Shua and
in Greek Petra). The Catholic Church claims to be founded on Peter - not
the real Apostle Simon Peter but a factious Peter like their factious Mary.
The real Simon Peter as per the Bible was commissioned to lead the
circumcised (Jewish Christians) and Paul the uncircumcised. That is why we
see Simon Peter (Cephas) was mostly operating from Jerusalem the Jewish
religious center. Also Peter was never sole in charge (administrative in
charge) of the Church; he along with John and James overlooked the
operations of the Church and were later joined by Paul and Barnabas. So we
see the Catholic Church is founded on a factious Peter, but this is not
just an imaginary being. The OT says the Prince of Tyre (another name for
the Beast who imitates Lucifer and runs the operations in his absences -
note the name Satan / Devil is plural) heads this empire (Lucifer is called
the King of Tyre). It is this Prince of Tyre who desires to be god over the
people therefore fools them to think they are worshipping God and makes
them worship him. The book of Revelation says this institute (church) is
the seat of the Devil and makes them do things in the name of religion but
all that angers God. Ezekiel states the riches of this empire is run by
ships of Tarshish which is a yellow jasper symbolizing false righteousness
while Heaven is symbolized as founded on red jasper also called 'blood
stone' which symbolizes righteousness of the Lord.


Today's message talks of the retail empire of this church crumbling down
and its people leaving it in large numbers. That means some will come to
know the Lord, some with be taken by vultures - that is they will believe
in some vain religions and others may just stop believing in God.


[Prayer Starter]


Lord, over a long time this institute has been destroying your people and
also martyred your saints. But as per your Word You have allowed it a due
time to change. Like You bought the King of Babylon to take captive the
people of Israel when they disobeyed You, so also You allowed this church.
But when the King of Babylon make a golden image of itself You bought him
down, the very person You lifted up You punished him such that he became a
testimony for your glory. Lord, we pray You be glorified as the time of
fall of this church is at hand...


This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.


[Reference Scriptures]


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


Acts 22:21 - And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee forth far
hence unto the Gentiles.


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


Romans 15:15-16


15 But I write the more boldly unto you in some measure, as putting you
again in remembrance, because of the grace that was given me of God,


16 that I should be a minister of Christ Jesus unto the Gentiles,
ministering the gospel of God, that the offering up of the Gentiles might
be made acceptable, being sanctified by the Holy Spirit.


Revelation 13:11-12


11 And I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two
horns like unto a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.


12 And he exerciseth all the authority of the first beast in his sight.
And he maketh the earth and them that dwell therein to worship the first
beast, whose death-stroke was healed.


Revelation 17:9-13


9 And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven
mountains [Europe], on which the woman sitteth.


10 And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other
is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.


11 And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of
the seven, and goeth into perdition.


12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received
no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.


13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the
beast.


Ezekiel 27:25-36


Revelation 21:19 - And the foundations of the wall of the city were
garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was
jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an
emerald;


Ezekiel 28:1-2


1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,


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


Cardinal Sarto, who became Pope Pius X, said:


The Pope represents Jesus Christ Himself...


In 1512 Christopher Marcellus said this to Pope Julius II:


Take care that we lose not that *salvation, that life and breath which thou
hast given us*, for thou art our shepherd, thou art our physician, thou art
our governor, thou art our husbandman, *thou art finally another God on
earth*


*The Gloss of Extravagantes of Pope John XXII* says:


But to believe that *our Lord God the Pope* the establisher of said
decretal, and of this, could not decree, as he did decree, should be
accounted heretical.


Pope Leo XIII said these things about the role of the Papacy and the Roman
Church:


Our thoughts went out towards the immense multitude of those who are
strangers to the gladness that filled all Catholic hearts: some because
they lie in absolute ignorance of the Gospel; others because they dissent
from the Catholic belief, though they bear the name of Christians.


This thought has been, and is, a source of deep concern to *Us*; for it is
impossible to think of such a large portion of *mankind deviating, as it
were, from the right path, as they move away from Us*, and not experience a
sentiment of innermost grief. But since *We hold upon this earth the place
of God Almighty*...


Ezekiel 28:6-10


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


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


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


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


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


Revelation 2:8-10 [the second stage of the Church when the Roman Catholic
Church was formed  known as the dark ages, it killed the maximum
Christians]


8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the
first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;


9 I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and
I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are
the synagogue of Satan.


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


Revelation 2:12-16 [The present Catholic Church around 1500AD onwards]


12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith he
which hath the sharp sword with two edges;


13 I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is:
and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those
days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where
Satan dwelleth.


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


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


16 Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against
them [her] with the sword of my mouth [Word of God].


Revelation 16:19 - And the great city was divided into three parts, and the
cities of the nations fell: and Babylon the great was remembered in the
sight of God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his
wrath.
Revelation 17:1 - 18:21
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The Revelation

Revelation 1:3 - Blessed he that readeth [know accurately], and they that
hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written
therein: for the time at hand.

Before I get to the message I like to touch on the book of Revelation.
People think the John who wrote the book of Revelation in a prison was John
the Apostle. I too considered that until I started understanding callings
and distinguishing the callings of a person. After understanding that when
I looked at the book of Revelation it did not look as a work of an Apostle
nor of a Prophet to be prophecies but more of a work of a Teacher revealing
the revelations of prophecies already declared/written. This we can
understand by the fact that this book is compared with the book of Daniel
and Daniel received the dreams as he was meditating on the writing of
Jeremiah and others. I having a similar calling have experienced the same
as Daniel therefore I am very confident that this book was not written by
John the Apostle but by another John. This was later confirmed to me from
carbon dating of this book to be many years after the era of the Apostles.
We also know John had a special purpose in the Lord therefore he was the
only one who was saved from being a martyr, he was miraculously saved when
he was put in a pot of boiling oil and this did not happen to the other
Apostles. God surely did not save him to die in a jail for the last chapter
of the Gospel of john gives a clue of the plan God had for him. Also he
would not have lived for 100+ years in a prison to write this book. If one
compares the style of writing of the Gospel of John or the letters of John
with this book one would be assured of what I am stating, that the writers
or narrators of these books are not the same.

Another fact I like to bring out about this book that it is like a jumbled
jigsaw puzzle and only when we go to the root of the visions, that is the
books of Moses, the Prophets & the Gospel of John, when we get to their
roots then only will we be able to put them in the right timeline.

Now coming to today� message based on this background. The Lord is saying
blessed is the person who understands this book in its true understanding
and accurately puts the Prophecies explained in this book in its true place
in the timeline of creation.

This message I can reassure you for I have been very blessed as the Lord
opened these facts to me. I could easily discern the wise men of this world
who preach God� Word according to their own worldly understanding. It also
helped and helps me prepare for many events in advance. It does hold most
of the most important events con concerning the Church and the salvation of
its people, also a good preview of what is set forth for us in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, your Word says your people suffer due to lack of understanding of
your Kingdom, today� message reaffirms us the same saying blessed in the
man who walks in the light of right knowledge and understanding of the
things of your Kingdom. We pray Lord, that more and more seek the wisdom,
knowledge and understanding of your Kingdom and be saved from the corrupted
knowledge of this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus�Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 21:20-24

20 Then Peter, turning about, seeth the disciple whom Jesus loved
following; which also leaned on his breast at supper, and said, Lord, which
is he that betrayeth thee?

21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do?

22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what is that
to thee? follow thou me.

23 Then went this saying abroad among the brethren, that that disciple
should not die: yet Jesus said not unto him, He shall not die; but, If I
will that he tarry till I come, what is that to thee?

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

1 John 2:1-7

1 My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And
if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the
righteous:

2 And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also
for the sins of the whole world.

3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.

4 He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar,
and the truth is not in him.

5 But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected:
hereby know we that we are in him.

6 He that saith he abideth in him ought himself also so to walk, even as
he walked.

7 Brethren, I write no new commandment unto you, but an old commandment
which ye had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which ye
have heard from the beginning.

Revelation 1:1-6

1 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave unto him, to shew unto
his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and
signified it by his angel unto his servant John:

2 Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus
Christ, and of all things that he saw.

3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this
prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is
at hand.

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

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

6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be
glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Revelation 21:16-21

16 I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these things in the
churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, and the bright and
morning star.

17 And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say,
Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take
the water of life freely.

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

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

20 He which testifieth these things saith, Surely I come quickly. Amen.
Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

21 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
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Understanding darkened and alienated from God

Ephesians 4:18 - Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from
the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the
blindness [hardness] of their heart:

These few days I have been holidaying in Managlore with my family.
Mangalore has a lot of Christians predominately Catholics. The people here
are very religious. Their houses have many idols and even their doors are
engraved with images of people or things from the Bible, mainly of Mary and
infant Jesus.

If you meet these people, they are very friendly and come out as good
loving people, going out of their way for any person. Any person ignorant
of scriptures would state most of these people will surely go to Heaven,
but a spiritually mature person with discernment will have to search with a
candle light to find for sure a person here living a life according to the
Lord (even somewhat).

The goodness of these people are according to the worldly goodness, more of
an external goodness. But when you dig deeper you will find their hearts
hardened like granite. There are simple facts which expose the hardness
within them like the most common pastime of the people here is gossip. The
women here are deep into gossiping, but the men take the cake and defeat
the women thumbs down. A person not drinking alcohol is considered having
some serious illness. Also the relationships between members of many
families here are like volcanoes, many do not see eye to eye with each
other and if they do, one can feel the chillness of their cold looks. Some
volcanoes erupted and brewing lava, while others dormant and waiting to
erupt any time. The only things that hold the families together is the
respect and status of the family in society. To grow in status all
households compete to build large modern mansions with number of bedrooms
and bathrooms with top of the line fittings likes of which one rarely finds
even in the city.

When I entered this city I saw a lot of Muslims here. Their numbers
multiplied many times over the years. I asked the driver of my vehicle if
they had any Bible session or groups here and he was ignorant of any such.
Even the numbers of Believers here are negligible such that they do not
count in society. The driver was a Catholic and had statues mounted on the
top of the dash board of his car. The height of my surprise through this
trip was seeing a bungalow of a priest? family with the door having a
carving of Jesus and the top of the house having a face of a Hindu demon to
scare away evil spirits.

There was a relative of mine whom I was sharing about God and challenged
her to do away with the idols in her house as according to scriptures which
she was aware of. But she was scared to do so because she knew society will
alienate her and her family.

How much they show externally as God loving, religious people that much
more internally they hate God and the things holy to God. They live a life
here on earth to enjoy the things of this world and are totally blank about
the greater life ahead.

Today? message opens out the reason why people like them live such a life.
The message says that things like traditions have darkened their sight and
have alienated them from God and eternal life. They prefer being ignorant
of the things of God out of fear of being alienated by the worldly man.
This is what God says as hardening of the heart.

We should be aware of the nature of God as one who encourages those who
walk towards Him by drawing them closer by the knowledge of Him and by His
Spirit and drives to destruction those who harden their hearts by hardening
them further, by making them believe in vanity and foolishness of man.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are light and those who shut their eyes to You and resist the
knowledge of the things of Heaven dwell in darkness. Lord, we pray for your
mercy on specially those who dwell in Mangalore. We pray that You move
things around and bring a change here. We your people intercede for them
and open the doors of change into their lives. Even if You need to turn
their lives upside down do so, but let your light shine bright in this
place...

This prayer we make in Jesus?Name, Amen.

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He made this world and all things in it for us

Palms 104:15 - And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make
his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man's heart.

Believers have one scripture on the tip of their tongue which is John 3:16
�or God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life�br> which they love to quote, Catholics also love to quote one scripture �esus
turned water to wine�(they would not know which book, which chapter or
which verse).

When I witness to people, there are many who have been studied in Convents
(run by the Catholic Church) get surprised when I tell them I do not drink
alcohol, not even wine. They question me if I am Christian, and I tell them
'Catholics drink Christians (Believers) do not' and then they get stunted.
They ask me the difference and I tell them 'Catholics believe in Christ and
Christians follow Christ'.

There are some scriptures in the Bible which give the impression God
promotes drinking. It is when we only get deeper into it not by just
reading a translation, will we understand its true meaning. Let me expound
the message we received today to understand what God wants to tell us. Let
us go in the reverse order (back to front) to get the right understanding.

The Hebrew word translated as bread here means food and does not refer to
natural food but spiritual food since the food is for the heart
(inner-man). Thus this scripture is not natural but spiritual.

In today's world people put moisturizing cream or lotions to rejuvenate the
skin of their face in those days they used oil (fresh olive oil). Olive oil
in the Bible symbolizes testimony and here speaks of God bringing victory
over situations in the life of man to make his face to shine (have joy).

The Hebrew word used for wine is Yayin which is grape juice which is mildly
fermented / brewed. This would be in alcoholic strength lesser or equal to
table wine; over here it refers to moderate pleasure. God is telling is
here, He does not desire His people to be a dull people like machines, or
like the religion Communism (though it is against religions, it is a
religion itself) where smiling is taboo or having fun is forbidden. Paul
tells us to be sober, not void of pleasure. We Christian should enjoy the
good things of life, but this should be much moderated, such that we do not
get lost to the desires of this world.

Understand God though created this world for the main purpose to sort His
people from those who are not His people, to refine them and promote them,
yet God does not desire this earthly life to be boring for His people, He
desires we do enjoy life, but controlled so that He does not loose us to
this world. He brings great moments in our lives which bring joy into our
lives and lifts us to greater levels; He also provides spiritual food for
us to be strengthened in spirit.


[Prayer Starter]
Father, in your boundless wisdom You created this world with all things in
it. We may find things good and bad but when You created it You said all
things are good. Things were not what it was like when You created them.
After sin came in us and sin grew in us, creation became our enemy and
things that were good became bad for us. Lord help us overcome sin so the
we enjoy this world the way You created it and through your creation know
You more and more...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:31 - And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it
was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Romans 1:18-32

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness
and unrighteousness of men, who hinder the truth in unrighteousness;

19 because that which is known of God is manifest in them; for God
manifested it unto them.

20 For the invisible things of him since the creation of the world are
clearly seen, being perceived through the things that are made, even his
everlasting power and divinity; that they may be without excuse:

21 because that, knowing God, they glorified him not as God, neither gave
thanks; but became vain in their reasonings, and their senseless heart was
darkened.

22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,

23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God for the likeness of an
image of corruptible man, and of birds, and four-footed beasts, and
creeping things.

24 Wherefore God gave them up in the lusts of their hearts unto
uncleanness, that their bodies should be dishonored among themselves:

25 for that they exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and
served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile passions: for their women
changed 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 unseemliness, and
receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was due.

28 And even as they refused to have God in their knowledge, God gave them
up unto a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not fitting;

29 being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covetousness,
maliciousness; full of envy, murder, strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

30 backbiters, hateful to God, insolent, haughty, boastful, inventors of
evil things, disobedient to parents,

31 without understanding, covenant-breakers, without natural affection,
unmerciful:

32 who, knowing the ordinance of God, that they that practise such things
are worthy of death, not only do the same, but also consent with them that
practise them.

1 Thessalonians 5:4-9

4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you
as a thief:

5 for ye are all sons of light, and sons of the day: we are not of the
night, nor of darkness;

6 so then let us not sleep, as do the rest, but let us watch and be sober.

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

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

9 For God appointed us not into wrath, but unto the obtaining of salvation
through our Lord Jesus Christ,


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Jesus the Passover Lamb

Ezra 6:20 - For the priests and the Levites were purified together, all of
them were pure, and killed the passover for all the children of the
captivity, and for their brethren the priests, and for themselves.

Yesterday I had sent a message on the day of preparation, the day Jesus
died and I had one sister message me with regards to the confusion between
the High Sabbath and the weekly Sabbath and the day of preparation. Today
as I prayed and asked God for a message for today I received Ezra 6:20,
looks like there are others who are yet not clear on this topic and thus
God wants to drive it further. Let me be simpler this time.

We know the book of Moses is a shadow of what Jesus Christ did for Jesus
said this (John 5:46). Jesus was called the Lamb of God because He is our
sacrificial lamb, the first born (since He existed from the beginning) who
was sacrificed for our sins.

According to the book of Moses the Pascal lamb need to be bought 5 days
before in the house and kept under observation for any blemish. Secondly
this lamb was killed the evening before the Passover and the blood of the
Pascal lamb (or goat as mentioned in the book of Moses) was applied on the
outer side of the post of the door of the house so that death passes them.

Note firstly the Pascal sacrifice was killed the evening of the day before
the Passover and Jesus fulfilled this. Secondly death was not defeated but
just passed them. Thirdly people needed to purify themselves to be party to
the Passover.

Many may not get the second and the third points.

Let me address them in the reverse order

Point number 3: To be part of the Passover the Jews had to dress in a
particular fashion and prepare many things. They also were to recollect
their bondages and realize how God delivered them from them. We know we all
are sinners and only God can forgive our sins, thus to have our sins
forgiven we need to come to God. But the irony is our sins separate us from
God and become like a wall between us and God. Jesus by doing the later
former, meaning performed the sacrifice done after sins were forgiven even
before we are forgiven made a way for us to come before God and thus get
our sins forgiven. We are declared righteous even before we are forgiven
and made righteous. For this we need 2 things one is faith and the other
thing is rejection of our sinful nature and acceptance of the nature of
Christ, then only we can go by the path Jesus made for our sins to be
forgiven and become righteous.

Preparation day is the day of purification and true purification is not
about cleaning oneself but about surrendering to God and letting God clean
us. People do this grave mistake of being sorry for their sins. We need to
realize however sorry we may be for our sins we cannot do anything about it
thus we are still doomed. Judas Iscariot too was sorry of what he did but
still he was doomed and lost, being sorry and killing himself did not help
him. If he had realized how wrong he was and had gone to Jesus he would
have been forgiven and his soul would not have been lost. More than being
sorry for our sins we need to be sorry for sinning and come to God, meaning
rejecting the nature that caused us to sin and put on the nature of Christ
(who is the visible image of God).

Now coming to point number 2: The sacrifice of Jesus saves us from death
but does not defeat death. We need to realize the mission of Jesus did not
end at the crucifix, for Jesus kept telling His disciples about the coming
of the Comforter / Helper / Spirit of Truth who would bring them to the
Truth, comfort them and help them walk in the Truth therefore He needed to
go (be sacrificed).

By our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ we are saved
from Hell, but Judgment Day still hovers over us. After death we will rise
from the Grave (a spiritual level not earthly grave) on the day Christ
comes again and come before the Judgment Throne (not a real throne) where
the Son of Man - Jesus Christ would judge us, not as God but as man and the
Holy Spirit would help Him make right judgment. To defeat death Jesus gave
us His Spirit so that by the working of the Holy Spirit Truth abides in us
and the sinful nature in us be overcome. That is when sin will be defeat
and death defeated.

Now clearing about the Passover and the Pascal Lamb let us come back to the
dates.

Thursday was the day of preparation (the day the Pascal sacrifice was
offered)

Friday the Passover (High Sabbath)

Saturday the Sabbath

Sunday the resurrection

Some scripture do not clearly distinguish between the High Sabbath and the
Sabbath therefore the matter does not easily stand out unless one compares
all the Gospel references along with the books of Moses.

At the time of Jesus' crucifixion since the High Sabbath and the weekly
Sabbath was one after the other the Jews had to prepare for both the days
before the High Sabbath. That is why they have to not only prepare the
Pascal preparation (prepare ourselves) but also prepare the lamps (witness
Christ) at the same time. We cannot say first I will become perfect as
Christ and them tell people or witness Christ to others. As we are growing
in Christ we need to witness the little of Him in us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You said the people will see but not understand what they see. Their
ears will hear but yet they will not understand what they hear. This will
happen because their hearts are fattened. Lord we pray for your grace on
them that they do not fatten their hearts. That they surrender to your
Spirit, such that their ears will hear and understand; their eye will see
and understand and they come to know You and your mighty deeds...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 5:46 - For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he
wrote of me.

John 1:29 - On the morrow he seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith,
Behold, the Lamb of God, that taketh away the sin of the world!

1 Corinthians 5:7 - Purge out the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump,
even as ye are unleavened. For our passover also hath been sacrificed,
Christ:

Exodus 12:1-24

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the
first month of the year to you.

3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day
of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the
house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:

4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his
neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls;
every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.

5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall
take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:

6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and
the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the
evening.

7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts
and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.

8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and
unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.

9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire;
his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.

10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which
remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.

11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your
feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the
LORD'S passover.

12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite
all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all
the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD.

13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are:
and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be
upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

14 And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a
feast to the LORD throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by
an ordinance for ever.

Luke 22:1-2

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

2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might put him to
death; for they feared the people.

Matthew 26:17 - Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came
to Jesus, saying, Where wilt thou that we make ready for thee to eat the
Passover [unleavened bread]?

John 19:31 - The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the
bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day [Passover], (for
that Sabbath day [holiday] was an high day,) besought Pilate that their
legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

John 19:14-18

14 And it was the preparation of the Passover [High Sabbath], and about
the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

15 But they cried out, Away with him, away with him, crucify him. Pilate
saith unto them, Shall I crucify your King? The chief priests answered, We
have no king but Caesar.

16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified. And they
took Jesus, and led him away.

17 And he bearing his cross went forth into a place called the place of a
skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:

18 Where they crucified him, and two other with him, on either side one,
and Jesus in the midst.

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

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Day of preparation stock your oil

Luke 23:54 - And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

Jesus fulfilled every sacrifice as given by Moses required for the healing,
forgiveness and salvation of man. The day He broke bread was the Feast of
Unleavened Bread though according to Moses it was supposed to be celebrated
the week after Passover but after the Jews were taken to Babylon a large
part of the Jews started celebrating the Passover week together with the
week of unleavened bread. For them Jesus may have seem to have accepted
their modification in the laws given though Moses but it is only when we
realize Jesus takes us for the conclusion to the task, from victory to the
battle, then we would realize why Jesus celebrated the feast before. He did
also comply with Moses' book by again breaking bread after His resurrection
(Luke 22:7-13). If we read the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke, they
simply recorded what was witnessed therefore they state the Feast of
Unleavened Bread as being celebrated before the Passover.
After breaking unleavened bread (on Saturday) Jesus was arrested and kept
under arrest for 5 days, moved between the Jewish court to the Roman court
during these 5 days. Historic documents give details of the torture He went
through those 5 days. The movie Passion of Christ did not capture even a
reasonable percentage of the torture that Jesus really went through. These
5 days Jesus kept silent like a lamb to fulfil the days of observation
according to the book of Moses, this brings us to His death being on a
Thursday.

If we read today's message it speaks of the Sabbath being on the next day
of His crucifixion. People mistake it for the weekly Sabbath therefore
think Jesus was crucified on a Friday. The Gospel of John records it as a
High Sabbath and not as an ordinary weekly Sabbath. The High Sabbath was
the day of Passover which fell on a Friday a day before the weekly Sabbath.
Jesus was crucified on a Thursday evening, the evening before the Passover
when they started preparing for meal of the Passover as subscribed in the
book of Moses (Exodus). His resurrection was on the 3rd day which was on
Sunday a day after the weekly Sabbath (Saturday).

Today God is reminding us our High Sabbath in the Lord is at hand this
Sabbath is not His Passover but the Day of His coming in glory and we are
dwelling in the evening of the day before, so are we preparing for it? Even
for the weekly Sabbath the Jews would light lamps the evening before. For
this they had to collect oil and if they did not have oil they would go
door to door to borrow some. Jesus spoke through the parable of the 10
virgins [those not defiled by other gods/idols] of stocking oil [fuel] for
their lamps [their testimony in Christ/witnessing Christ] before the coming
of the Bridegroom. The Lord is telling us now is the time to stock fuel for
our lamps for tomorrow would be late. Do not be caught without a burning
lamp when the Bridegroom comes, you may have done great works for the
Kingdom of God before but is your lamp still burning now for only those who
keep witnessing Christ unto their last will enter Heaven to be with the
Bridegroom. Wake up do not be caught asleep without a burning lamp.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You do not desire people who start with a bang and then fizzle away.
You desire people who are diligent and dedicated unto the last. Woe unto us
if we do great things for your Kingdom and then sleep being lost to this
world. Wake your people from their sleep, fill us with great passion for
your Kingdom that they keep our lamps burning bright unto your coming again
to take us unto our Father's House...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 25:1-13

1  Then shall the kingdom of heaven be likened unto ten virgins, which took
their lamps, and went forth to meet the bridegroom.

2  And five of them were wise, and five were foolish.

3  They that were foolish took their lamps, and took no oil with them:

4  But the wise took oil in their vessels with their lamps.

5  While the bridegroom tarried, they all slumbered and slept.

6  And at midnight there was a cry made, Behold, the bridegroom cometh; go
ye out to meet him.

7  Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

8  And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps
are gone out.

9  But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us
and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.

10  And while they went to buy, the bridegroom came; and they that were
ready went in with him to the marriage: and the door was shut.

11  Afterward came also the other virgins, saying, Lord, Lord, open to us.

12  But he answered and said, Verily I say unto you, I know you not.

13  Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the
Son of man cometh.

John 19:31 - The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the
bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that
sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be
broken, and that they might be taken away.

John 19:14 - And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the
sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

Luke 22:7-13

7  Then came the day of unleavened bread, when the passover must be killed.

8  And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, that
we may eat.

9  And they said unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare?

10  And he said unto them, Behold, when ye are entered into the city, there
shall a man meet you, bearing a pitcher of water; follow him into the house
where he entereth in.

11  And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house, The Master saith unto
thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the passover with my
disciples?

12  And he shall shew you a large upper room furnished: there make ready.

13  And they went, and found as he had said unto them: and they made ready
the passover.

Luke 24:28-35

28  And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as
though he would have gone further.

29  But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward
evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.

30  And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and
blessed it, and brake, 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?

33  And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found
the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,

34  Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.

35  And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of
them in breaking of bread.

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Life after death

Acts 5:6 - And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and
buried him

Across religions we find dead is a mystical thing for them. Some glorify
the dead and some live for the purpose to die.

We have the Hindus whose principle wish of religion is the death of the
spirit for they believe in reincarnation - the spirit being born in
different forms as per one’s deeds in life. They strive for ‘mukti’ in
Hindi means freedom from the circle of life. The Greek and Romans
considered death as a journey from one world to another world. The Muslims’
and Catholics’ understanding of death and life after death is a little
confusing. Some of their beliefs are like fairytales. Their understandings
are so vague that one Muslim Jihadi suicide bomber who was caught red
handed before he could set himself off had taken great precaution to guard
his reproductive organs with a metal plate so as to enjoy his life where he
thought he would go, according to his Islamic understanding of life after
death. The Catholics on other hand expect Heaven to be a place where a
queen would be seated on a throne, with Jesus and God the Father on her
either sides, and a dove hovering over her head.

Today’s message tells us the Apostles got the young men to do the things
concerning the death. They did not get involved in it not because they did
not have respect for the person dead, but did it because they knew the body
of the person was nothing but like the clothes of the person and the person
lo longer dwelled in it.

People do not realized after death a person is no more male or female as he
or she was in the body of flesh. After death they are also not related to
us after death like they were in the body of flesh. After death we are
spirit and the only gender that spirit has is righteous or unrighteous. The
righteous are called ‘Of God’ (Sons) and the unrighteous as ‘their kind’
(outsiders awaiting their judgment and death).

Let us study about life and death as per what the Bible tells us and make
ourselves knowledgeable so that we walk in the ways of the Lord and have
eternal life.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You created us because You have plans for us for greater things. But
sinful man corrupt in understanding desires things that are temporary and
non-existent. They in their distorted understanding distort the things of
Heaven and thus do vain things in your name. Lord, we pray your people
pursue life and the things of life and not death and the things of
darkness...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 22:29-33

29  But 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 angels 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.

33  And when the multitudes heard it, they were astonished at his teaching.

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

Luke 20:34-36

34  And Jesus said unto them, The sons of this world marry, and are given
in marriage:

35  but they that are accounted worthy to attain to that world, and the
resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:

36  for neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels;
and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection.

Genesis 1:21 - And God created great whales [monsters/prehistoric
creatures], and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought
forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.

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Days of Distress and Disasters

Zephaniah 1:16, 17 - A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced
cities, and against the high towers. And I will bring distress upon men,
that they shall walk like blind men, because they have sinned against the
LORD: and their blood shall be poured out as dust, and their flesh as the
dung.

Today's message is one of the hardest topics for me. It is not only hard
for me to explain to other people but also not easy for me to digest it
myself.

Day before yesterday I shared my testimony of how as a Catholic I saw
deceit in the Church and came out of her. What surprised me more was that
things were not different with most Believers. Though they did not do the
things of the Catholics but then many followed their own agenda contrary to
the Word of God.

Let me explain you this in a very simpler way through the Gospels.

The 2 lot of people whom Jesus rebuked were the Pharisees and the
Sadducees. The Pharisees were people of traditions they were the most
rebuked since they were the most hard hearted. They represent the Catholic.
Like the Pharisee the Catholics too are people founded on traditions. Like
them they also gave high importance to the people in power (authority) in
the Church and did what so ever they said even if that was contrary to what
God said. This we see in the Pharisees by them abiding to the command of
the High Priest to put Jesus to death even though He was found innocent.
They were so blind by the command of the head of their Church that nothing
else made any sense to them. They also had an idol like the Catholics have
Mary through whom only they can come to God. Even though they call Jesus
their saviour yet to get to their saviour they need Mary. Their saviour
fails to save them without Mary. Similarly was Moses to the Pharisees, they
had lifted him up so much that they used terms like blasphemy against Moses
and stoning for those who did so.

The other group whom Jesus rebuked were the Sadducees. It may surprise you
to know the Sadducees were people of scriptures. They did not give much
importance to traditions but purely went by scriptures and you can see the
difference by the questions they put to Jesus and the questions the
Pharisees put to Jesus. One may wonder why they were also rebuked by Jesus
even though they depended on the Word of God.

If we understand what the Sadducees followed then we would understand
Jesus' attitude towards them. The Sadducees did not consider the whole OT
as Word of God. They primarily followed only the books of Moses and the
books of Psalms (during that time the book of Psalms was in 5 parts
according to the book of Moses). They did not consider the books of
Prophets as canon (official / legitimate Word of God). They did read them
but did not abide by them or take them serious as the books of Moses and
Psalms.

If we read Jesus rebuked those who did not listen / understand Him by
repeating the words of Isaiah. He said their ears will hear and their eyes
will see yet they will not understand and their hearts were hardened so
that they do not be healed. The Hebrew word translated as healed means to
be like God. One may wonder why God would do such a thing when He desires
all be saved and we also are saved only by the grace of God.

If we read Isaiah it says make their hearts fat, their ears heavy (the word
used here also means glorious/honourable) and shut their eyes. This is what
happens amongst most Believers.

They come to God mainly for the blessing that come through God. Their
hearts are full of desires of the things that come as blessings and most of
these things are things connected to this world and not the things of the
Spirit world. Even the things that they desire of the Spirit world are also
directly or indirectly for the purpose of things of this world, i.e. they
desire the gifts of the Holy Spirit so that they can receive the honour and
praise of the people of this world.

Only those who desire God for Who He is, His nature are the ones who are
his true Children. Repentance is not about being sorry for one's sins, but
is being sorry for one's sinful nature. Repentance is when we reject the
sinful nature and desire the nature of God then only do we come before Him
and are forgiven of our sins, are strengthened in Him and become more like
Him (are healed).

Today's message talks of what the world states as persecution of
Christians. Understand the Hand of God is not short, nor is our God dead,
nor is He asleep that He cannot protect His people. If we see the Apostles
became martyrs because they were on a mission, they were aware of it's end.
They knew like Paul that they had to die and we see one among them John the
Apostle was saved even after being put in a pot of boiling oil for God had
no purpose for him to die as a martyr and when we understand that we will
understand the reason of the deaths of the others.

Understand not a hair of our head can be harmed when we are in God; being
in God means being in His nature, people who reject the nature of sin and
desire God's nature.



It is time we reflect on our lives and check are our hearts fattened? Are
our ears always itching to hear good things and messages which do not cause
us to change? Are or eyes blind to see the Truth, have we made our own
version of the Kingdom of God?

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray your people wake up, that they come to You with a contrite
and sober heart, that they not only desire to hear nice things but also
rebukes and chastising for You are our good Father who truly loves His
children. Lord, let our hearts desire You more than anything else. Let your
Name be above all in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

Isaiah 6:9-10

9  And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand
not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.

10  Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut
their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

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The whoredom of Aholibah

Ezekiel 23:11-18

11  And when her sister Aholibah saw this, she was more corrupt in her
inordinate love than she, and in her whoredoms more than her sister in her
whoredoms.

12  She doted upon the Assyrians her neighbours, captains and rulers
clothed most gorgeously, horsemen riding upon 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 whoredoms: for when she saw men pourtrayed
upon the wall, the images of the Chaldeans pourtrayed with vermilion,

15  Girded with girdles upon their loins, exceeding in dyed attire upon
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 upon them, and
sent messengers unto them into Chaldea.

17  And the Babylonians came to her into the bed of love, and they defiled
her with their whoredom, and she was polluted with them, and her mind was
alienated from them.

18  So she discovered her whoredoms, and discovered her nakedness: then my
mind was alienated from her, like as my mind was alienated from her sister.



I was born in a devout Catholic family that would not dine unless the
family Rosary was said. We were part of the Cathedral in Mumbai. My mother,
all her life knew of only two places one our house and the other the
church, since she gave a lot of her time to the church. She was a leader of
one of the communities of the Cathedral; doing the reading during Mass,
giving communion, helping during social occasions were the highlights of
her life. My father on the other hand was outstanding Catholic, he would
attend Mass standing outside the church, but in his life he lived as a good
man never harming anyone, always helping a person in need and always
friendly to all from the beggar to the rich man. But in time of test he
showed more faith than my mother.



I as a young boy had great inclination towards God so in this environment I
too became a devout Catholic carrying photos and religious pendants always
and would spend most of my time in church as altar boy. I also became very
friendly to the priests and would spend a lot of time with them. Being a
senior altar boy and close to the priests I was preferred for the high
Masses of the Cardinals and was also chosen to lead the troupe of altar
boys for the Pope John Paul's Mass when he visit India. I was the Catholic
leader in school and the principle thought I would become a priest.



In church I would pay attention to the readings therefore knew something of
the religion. All my life I would have stayed like that, thinking I was on
the right path if it was not for the Lord shaking the lives of some of my
family members and then of myself.



In my problems as a young man loss of all hopes when I began to pursue God
I became part of a charismatic ministry reaching out to other people, being
part of outreaches in Mumbai and outside Mumbai, but as a part of the
Catholic Church. In the ministry I grew to depend on scriptures and thirst
for its understanding. Our ministry did face resistance from the Catholic
Church with regards to putting Bible before traditions.



As a staunch Catholic I would fight with people when they questioned my
belief. As I started studying the Bible I saw the things I did as a
Catholic or the things I believed in, contradicted scriptures. Having a
Calling of a Teacher of the Word in spiritual things, the Lord would teach
me through visions like He did to Daniel or John (book of Revelation), so
if I had a question I would put it to the Lord and keep pursuing it with
the Lord, and within a few days I would see visions or events in life by
which the Lord would explain them to me. But when I saw contradictions in
the religion I followed as a Catholic I put my queries to the Lord and
meditated on it. Then slowly the Lord started opening all the hidden things
of this religion and they were a great shock for me. It took me more than 1
year to settle down when the deceit of this church was exposed to me and my
belief was shaken. Everyone around me was stanch Catholic, those in my
family and those in the ministry. Some people in the ministry did know the
deceit but they did not have the courage to do something of it.



There was 2 things that really shook me about this Church one was it
claiming to take me to God but was taking me half way and then taking me
elsewhere, thus failing in taking me to God and worst bringing me into
greater wrath of His judgment, for now I knew of Him yet have rejected His
Word.



The second thing was I was made to think I worshipped the Lord but then
realized there was nothing about Him I worshipped. Although I stood before
statues and pictures representing Jesus and people in the Bible yet they
had nothing to do with the real Jesus or the people in the Bible, it was
something else I was worshipping.



In the book of Acts we read the Jews also claimed they worshipped the Lord
with great fervour but in reality as exposed by Jesus, Stephen and Paul as
they worshipped not the Lord but gods. The Catholics do idol worship of
false gods in the name of God but the idols of the Jews are not made of
earth or wood like those of the Catholics.



In today's message we read of the 2 sisters, daughters of one (spiritual)
mother who is a prostitute.  The scripture says second is worse than the
first. The Jewish Church was initiated by Abraham and is founded on the
teachings (Laws) of Moses. The Christian Church was initiated by Jesus
Christ (who came out of the Jewish Church and was called a leader of a
sect) and was founded on the Holy Spirit (Spirit of Truth). But later these
churches did not be what they were set to be. The Jewish Church claimed to
be followers of the Laws of God given through Moses but in fact did the
traditions of man in the name of Moses, for they never understood the
teachings of Moses. They never knew Moses spoke about Jesus and a great
part of Moses' prophecies were to do solely with Jesus. They never knew the
word YHWH which they changed to Yahweh is an ideogram which means 'Behold
the Hand Behold the Nail', in other words referred to Jesus Christ.



The Christian Church about 300AD became the Catholic Church which was
founded on half-truths (symbolized by stones in Greek Peter /Petros and in
Aramaic Cephas / Kephas unlike the Truth symbolized as an unmoveable
rock/mountain Petra and in Aramaic Shua) when Emperor Constantine fused
Roman  pagan beliefs with Christian beliefs. These later were known as
traditions of the Church.



We see later the coming back of the Christian Church exactly 1260years
fulfilling prophecy. Also the prophecy of the fall of Babylon the Great
(the Catholic Church) is at hand and today's message expounds on how it
will happen. It tells us the Catholic Church will reach out to other
religions and thus start to fuse some of its beliefs with theirs; this we
see has already started. The Catholics in Malaysia wanted to refer to God
as Allah not knowing that Allah is the deity Hubal/Hibal the moon god of
the pagan Arabs worshipped in the Kaaba before Mohammad. In fact Mohammad's
father was named after this god (Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib).



For the Catholics spiritually it actually does not make much difference for
their main god/goddess Mary (who is not the Mary of the Bible) is also a
form of the moon goddess Ashtoreth (whom the Jews also worshipped as Queen
of Heaven) that is why you will see statutes of Mary standing on the
crescent moon (Immaculate Conception) and this same god is also in Hinduism
as Shiva (crescent moon on its head), that is why Jesus said since Satan's
house is united it survives, even though God bought confusion between them
during the bringing down of the tower of Babel. The Catholics may say the
image of Mary is according to Rev 12:1 - note firstly this verse does not
talk of crescent moon but just moon, secondly it has nothing to do with
Mary (it is connected to Christ and His Church and was also the sign which
was visible in the sky when He was born), we also see the prophecy of
1260years of the church fulfilled in this scripture.



Another point to note in Catholicism (Laws of the Catholic Church) Muslims
and Jews are also part of the salvation of God even though they reject
Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour (http://www.Vatican.va section 839 to 845
- under the topic 'The Church and non-Christians') thus making the
teachings of Jesus and the Apostles as void.



Today's message states after this church starts to reach out to other
religions its people will realize its deceit and not only come out of her,
but will go against her. The Bible talks of this church falling in a day
(very short period) and I was made to understand there would be a legal
battle which would bring this church to bankruptcy, thus fulfilling
prophecy (Revelation 17-18).





[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when the Israelites who left Egypt You did great wonders yet they
continued worshipping other gods for they were stiff necked. Yet You Lord
did not consume them for the sake of their children, who would enter the
Promised Land. They were the shadow of your true people. In the same way
Lord, You tolerated this False Church for the sake of us and those who are
yours and are yet in this church. You are slow to anger but not void of
anger. As it is written You will vent your anger on this church and revenge
the souls of the martyrs. We pray Lord we see your True Church come in its
glory when it becomes a united body as it is written...



This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.





[Reference Scriptures]

Zechariah 5:5-11

5  Then the angel that talked with me went forth, and said unto me, Lift up
now thine eyes, and see what is this that goeth forth.

6  And I said, What is it? And he said, This is an ephah that goeth forth.
He said moreover, This is their resemblance through all the earth.

7  And, behold, there was lifted up a talent of lead: and this is a woman
that sitteth in the midst of the ephah.

8  And he said, This is wickedness. And he cast it into the midst of the
ephah; and he cast the weight of lead upon the mouth thereof.

9  Then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came out two
women, and the wind was in their wings; for they had wings like the wings
of a stork: and they lifted up the ephah between the earth and the heaven.

10  Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do these bear the
ephah?

11  And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land of Shinar: and it
shall be established, and set there upon her own base.



Revelation 17-18



Revelation 12:1-6

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

2  And she being with child cried, travailing in birth, and pained to be
delivered.

3  And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red
dragon, having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads.

4  And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast
them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to
be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

5  And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a
rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

6  And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared
of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and
threescore days.

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Fellowship unto strength

Acts 28:14 - Where we found brethren, and were desired to tarry with them
seven days: and so we went toward Rome.

In the Bible every word has great significance. Even the names of people
and places do give great understanding and discloses the hidden things of
the Kingdom of God.

If one tracks the journey of Paul, the ports or places he went through
according the things happening in his ministry, we would be in for a great
surprise. They give understanding which will help minister people and
understand spiritual situations.

The Greek word  ome means  trength so today  scripture talks of Paul
and his associates meeting some brethren who stayed with them, they
fellowshipped with each other in Holy Spirit (symbolized by the number
seven as in seven days) and they walked unto strength (grew in faith).

If we read when the Church received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost the glory
of God was on then and fear came upon the other people because the Church
abided by the ways of the Lord. If we read what they did, then we would
know why the glory of God was on them. Acts 2:42 says firstly they
consistently grew in understanding through the teachings of the Apostles.
Secondly they grew in fellowshipping with each other. Thirdly they broke
bread which symbolizes giving oneself unto one another like Jesus did unto
us, in other words meaning serving each other. Fourthly they came together
in prayer.

Our Church struggles because we do follow this order and priority that is
why we are a fragile body that cracks at the slightest tremble. People in
Church put prayer at the top. I am not against pray but since they do not
have the understanding of scriptures they pray for things that go against
the Word of God and the principles of God. Their prayers are hollow for
their relationships with each other are hollow. Their prayers are just vain
words without action for they do not give themselves unto each other and
that is why they are rarely heard.

We the people of God should know after the understanding of the Word of God
the most important things for us is our love for each other and then
serving each other, praying for each other comes after that. Praying and
fasting are like humbug if we are only words without knowledge of the
Kingdom of God and not driven by actions.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are one and are an example of the oneness we need to be. Lord, we
pray we grow in love for each other and this love be the Agape love, a love
that builds others and is selfless. We pray we get our priorities right...

This prayer we make in Jesus Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 2:41-47

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

42 And they continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine and fellowship,
and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.

43 And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by
the apostles.

44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common;

45 And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all men, as
every man had need.

46 And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking
bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness
of heart,

47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added
to the church daily such as should be saved.

[Jesus commanded this to His disciples not once but four times]

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

John 13:35 - By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye
have love one to another.

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

John 15:17 - These things I command you, that ye may love one another.


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Believer and Disciple

Proverbs 19:8 - He that getteth wisdom loveth his own soul: he that keepeth
understanding shall find good.

If we look at today's scripture it seems to contradict itself. When a
person has wisdom then understanding is something the person automatically
has for any person not using his wisdom (to gain understanding)
automatically loses it. There is no wise-man who does not use wisdom.

When we check the Hebrew words of this scripture it gives all together
another text than what we read.

Proverbs 19:8 He that getteth <07069> [qanah - purchase / acquire from God]
(8802) wisdom <03820> [labe - which refers to inner-man / heart] loveth
<0157> (8802) his own soul <05315> [nephesh - refers to life of the soul]:
he that keepeth <08104> [shamar - guard] (8802) understanding <08394> shall
find <04672> (8800) good <02896> [towb - goodness].

So if we put the scripture in its right perspective it stands as follow:-

Proverbs 19:8 - He that acquireth heart (his inner-man) loveth his own soul
(life): he that gaurdeth understanding shall find goodness.

This scripture in very simple words highlights the difference between a
Believer and a Disciple. A Believer believes in Christ and works for his
own salvation that comes from God. Being saved from Hell comes by just
believing in the Christ the Saviour, but for entry to Heaven one need to
work on one's inner-man with the help of the Holy-Spirit, meaning being
Born Again. Scriptures state no doubt a Believer who works for his
salvation will be saved but then it says only one who understand the
purpose of Christ and follows it, becoming a Disciple will not only have
his own salvation but will receive great things in Heaven. These great
things Paul, James and Peter call as a crown (royal position).

Every Christian just wants to go to Heaven, receive eternal life and be
with God forever but they do not realize Heaven is not a flat plateau, it
is described as a mountain meaning its center is at the topmost level and
the sides slope downwards. God is everywhere but the Throne of God meaning
the place where the glory of God is most is the place to be. It is the
place where the Cherubs (Living Beasts) and the topmost beings in Heaven
are seated.

Let us just not pursue just our own life, but let us pursue the fullness of
life in the Lord by pursuing the understanding of Christ and His Kingdom
and being His Disciples. Let us not be called just Believers but Disciples
of Christ.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, many live for their own lives that is why many souls are lost, but
those who live for the sake of others live not only to gain their own lives
but also gain to receive the fullness of life for eternity. Lord, we pray
that the hearts of your people change and they receive the understanding of
your purpose and of your Kingdom so that they receive the crowns set for
them in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Timothy 4:8 - Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of
righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that
day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing
[brightness] .

James 1:12 - Blessed is the man that endureth temptation [test]: for when
he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath
promised to them that love him.

1 Peter 5:1-4

1 The elders which are among you I exhort, who am also an elder, and a
witness of the sufferings of Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that
shall be revealed:

2 Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof,
not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind;

3 Neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the
flock.

4 And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of
glory that fadeth not away.

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


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Remember, Remember

Ezekiel 16:43 - Because thou hast not remembered the days of thy youth, but
hast fretted me in all these things; behold, therefore I also will
recompense thy way upon thine head, saith the Lord GOD: and thou shalt not
commit this lewdness above all thine abominations.

Lately I attended a leadership training organized by our Church. The
preacher (who had come from abroad) of this training was teaching on the
topic 'change&# 39; and gave some excellent examples as he was teaching but due
to his lack of study of scriptures his message went against scriptures and
the topic. I do not blame him for he depended on translation and anchored
on one scripture which is Isaiah 43:18. If one reads the scripture as per
the translation it reads as God instructing not to remember the former
things or consider the things of old. His message was every pleasing and
nice. All Christians love to hear such messages and he delivered them just
what their ears twitched to hear.

He was a senior Pastor and headed a large group of churches with presence
all over the world and it was sad to hear this from him. If he was only
taught how to study the Bible the right way he would not have made such
grave mistakes (this was one of the 2 serious mistakes he made in his one
session and being a senior Pastor he has no excuse).

Isaiah 43:18 - Remember <02142> (8799) ye not the former things <07223> ,
neither consider <0995> (8709) the things of old <06931> .

If one goes through the Hebrew text the word translated as 'neither
consider' actually means 'discern&# 39; and the word 'former things' is just
'former&# 39;. Thus the right understanding of the scripture is as follow:-

Isaiah 43:18 - Remember not the former, discern the things of old.

In the scripture God is instructing not to remember what we were before the
former us but at the same time we should not forget the things of the pass.
This means we should not remember the bad person we were, or the evil we
did, or the foolish mistakes we did but God tells us to remember the
wonders He did in our lives, the things that changed us and took us on the
path to know God and His mission for us. These things are the testimonies
which were kept in the Ark of Covenant, like the pot of Manna was a
testimony of how God fed them in the wilderness every day for 40years. It
was for the reason for them to remember the wonders God did in their lives
that the Lord told them to celebrate festivals. This was not just for them
but also for them to tell their children and others put in their lives.

We need to realize this remembering is very important and God did not tell
us because He wants credit and praise for it. No doubt He is due all praise
for every good in our lives, for all things are only because of His mercy;
but the main reason is so that we do not turn back to the way we were
before. Remembering certain things like our testimony of the day God
changed or delivered us from our bondages is always good for they keep us
from backsliding, at the same time God warns us not to bring back to mind
the carnal person we were and thus reignite the desires of the flesh, of
such things God instructs us to put to death.

In today's message the word used as 'youth&# 39; does not refer to young age but
means early life, it refers to early stages of our spiritual life. In
today's message again the Lord warns, it is because we do not remember
regularly the things that the Lord did in our early walk with the Lord we
make grave mistakes and thus bring God to anger. Thus it is a very good
practice at least once a week to share one of our testimonies with someone
and if we do not get anyone to share it with, let us bring it to our minds
by ourselves and giving glory to God, thus strengthening our walk in the
Lord.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a wonderful God. Even before we could turn to You, You had
made a way for us by your sacrifice. You knew of all the sins we had and
will commit and yet You chose us to be your inheritors. You did and are
doing great and wonderful things in our lives. Lord we pray we bring to
minds these things every day and thus not backslide and thus come into your
wrath...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Isaiah 43:18-19

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old.

19 Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not
know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

Exodus 25:21-22

21 And thou shalt put the mercy seat above upon the ark; and in the ark
thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give thee.

22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from
above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubims which are upon the ark
of the testimony, of all things which I will give thee in commandment unto
the children of Israel.

Psalms 25:7 - Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions:
according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O LORD.

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