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Beersheba unto Hinnom

Nehemiah 11: 30Zanoah, Adullam, and in their villages, at Lachish, and 
the fields thereof, at Azekah, and in the villages thereof. And they 
dwelt from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom.

When I got this message it took me quite some time, to figure out what 
the Lord is trying to tell us. This scripture is a part of scriptures 
which tell us of how the people of Israel dwelled during the time they 
were under the Persian rule.

Beersheba was a place where Abraham made an oath with Abimelech and 
Abraham (at that time Abram) dug a well as a sign of their oath. This 
place was called Beersheba meaning well of seven which symbolizes well 
or supply of fullness. This place was the southernmost point of the land 
earmarked unto the Israelites, therefore they usually used the term 
'from Dan to Beersheba' like we use the term north to south. For them 
this territory was the world since it was the territory the Lord had 
given them. But in today's message we read written Beersheba unto 
Hinnom. When I saw this I wondered why; was the Lord going to increase 
our blessings, but only when I went into the meaning of their name 
Hinnom I realized what the Lord was telling us. The Hebrew word 'Hinnom&# 39; 
means 'lamentation&# 39;.

Some years back I had received a warning and in that vision I had seen a 
bridge off sea been broken and part of it drown in the sea. The time 
period indicated in that vision pointed to somewhere in November end and 
early December last year. At that time I thought it was a warning about 
a natural calamity which would hit Mumbai. But around October, November 
start I realized this would be a financial disaster waiting to happen 
since the previous recession was shown to me as a highway that was 
deserted and the reason being the vehicles were having a shortage of 
fuel and even previous visions showed prosperity as a highway.

Through December there were hardly any signs of problems, but today we 
can see it luring in the shadow. Things that did not happen during the 
last recession are been seen happening now. Some countries have not 
experience its effects yet.

In the Bible poverty is projected as a salt water crocodile and one of 
the characteristics of this animal is that it lures slowly towards its 
prey, the only things seen at this time are its nostrils and eyes. Once 
in arm's reach it pounces on it and holds its prey tightly in its jaws. 
At this time it is almost impossible to free one's self from its jaws, 
most of the time the person losses a part of one's self trying to free 
from its hold. Another dangerous point is once the crocodile gets a hold 
of its prey and has an advantage over it, it spins round and round 
holding the prey in its jaws and tries to drown it and kill it. If one 
reflects on the things that come over a person at this time then one 
would be able to relate it to the crocodile.

Today's message is not a good message. It is a warning which the Lord is 
telling Christian nations that they would be moving from a time of 
sufficient to a time of mourning. This mourning would also be caused due 
the times of frequent natural disasters that we are in. Note - It is not 
the time of indication that Jesus would come but a step in the chain of 
events leading to when Jesus Christ would come again.

Let us pray for each other and repent for the lives we have been living, 
and especially for taking the Lord and His instructions for granted 
since we had been blessed with worldly things.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are God and your Kingdom is not of this world. You made us 
Lord, so that we overcome this world and prove ourselves to be your 
Children and to be blessed with things unimaginable. Even though we were 
not capable or worthy, it is You who made it possible for us to do so. 
Lord in spite of You doing so much yet we have taken You for granted. 
Lord, forgive us your people and have mercy on us. Let us not perish, 
but for your Name sake takes us through this times unharmed...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Kings 4:25 - And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his 
vine and under his fig tree, from Dan even to Beersheba, all the days of 
Solomon.

Judges 20:1 - Then all the children of Israel went out, and the 
congregation was gathered together as one man, from Dan even to 
Beersheba, with the land of Gilead, unto the LORD in Mizpeh.

Samuel 24:2 - For the king said to Joab the captain of the host, which 
was with him, Go now through all the tribes of Israel, from Dan even to 
Beersheba, and number ye the people, that I may know the number of the 
people.
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Daughters to Sons by eating His Flesh

Lamentation 2:1 - How hath the Lord covered the daughter of Zion with a 
cloud in his anger, and cast down from heaven unto the earth the beauty 
of Israel, and remembered not his footstool in the day of his anger!

In the Bible there is the natural gender and also a spiritual gender. 
When one knows why God created the natural gender then would one know 
about the spiritual gender.

In the beginning God knew Lucifer would fall and He allowed this so that 
He could do something better out of this. God created man in spirit 
exactly like the Angels but being made in the flesh was lower than the 
Angels. The Angels have no gender yet they are called Sons of God. The 
Hebrew word 'ben' translated as son comes from the Hebrew word 'banah&# 39; 
which means built. Thus the term Sons of God means built like God.

When God created man (both male and female), they had the image of God 
in them that is why the gender 'he' or 'male' was used for them. But 
when God created the natural man He created the physical body of male 
from dust and put the spirit of the man into it. It is written when the 
spirit man was put in the body his soul (inner-man) came alive, meaning 
became mouldable. When man dies natural death again the inner-man become 
un-mouldable, that is why one can be saved only when one is alive.

Every seed has a plant within it which grows and becomes a tree. A mango 
seed will give birth to a mango tree, an apple seed an apple tree, mango 
seed does not give an apple tree nor an apple seed gives a mango tree, 
similarly spirit man comes alive in the body and grows into what God has 
planned in him. But how big, healthy or fruitful tree one grows into 
depends on the soil one is growing in, how well rooted one is, how much 
sunlight and water one gets. The natural tree does not make its choice 
where to grow but we humans can. We can decide or even change the soil 
we grow in; we can move out from one place and be planted in another.

Everything God created has purpose and meaning and we can understand the 
spiritual things from their earthly design. That is why it is written He 
created them in 'His image' or in 'their image'. 'His image' means the 
image of things of His Kingdom and 'their image' means the image of 
kingdom of darkness. When God created things He said it is good even 
though part of creation was made in an evil (their) image. When man who 
was given dominance over this creation was in the image of God all this 
were good, but when the image in man got corrupt due to sin, creation 
too came to know evil and that evil images started showing up.

Coming to the natural gender difference, when God created woman He did 
not create woman in the same process as He created man. God took a bone 
from man and created a woman. Like every creature is made in an image so 
also every part of the body too has an understanding and in its 
understanding we can understand spiritual things.

The bone symbolizes nature or character and flesh symbolizes desires, 
similarly every organ symbolizes something. We see even though Jesus was 
wounded yet none of His bones were allowed to be broken. Scriptures also 
state, God maintains the bones (character) of those who love Him. We 
thus see woman who in spirit has the image of God, but in the natural 
woman was make in the nature of man. That is why even though there is no 
discrimination between male and female in the Bible yet scriptures 
instruct woman (made in the image of man in the natural) to submit to 
man (made in the image of God in the natural).

Now coming to Zion; like creation was made for the understanding of 
spiritual things, so also almost all names in the Bible have a purpose 
and understanding, including the names of places. Zion means fortified 
city. It is not actually a name of a place, but a term given by David to 
Jerusalem during his time even though there was no wall around the city 
at that time. This term symbolizes a spiritual state of growth and is 
the highest level of spiritual growth. It starts with Egypt (which means 
'dual strait' and symbolizes a child of God also living a worldly life) 
and ends with Zion (a fully developed Israel or a Son of God). But even 
these spiritual stages there are sub divided into daughters and sons, 
the daughter being a person in that stage of growth but still weak in 
the flesh (desires) and son meaning one who has overcome the flesh.

If we read in today's message we see the Lord rebuking the daughters of 
Zion, but when we read scriptures with regards to sons of Zion, we see 
the Lord praising then and taking pride in them.

The Lord is telling us today even though we may be spiritually grown yet 
we can still be daughter means weak in the flesh. Jesus said unless we 
eat His flesh (desires) we cannot have life. So overcome our worldly 
desires we need to make the desires of the Lord our own.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You made all things good and for the understanding of man. You 
made it possible for man to know You and come to You from the beginning 
but yet man could not see that way. Then You came as man and manifested 
the way unto us. But your sacrifice You gave us your Spirit of Truth who 
reveals and guides us along the way unto You. We pray Lord that we make 
your flesh our flesh and thus overcome our worldly desires and live in 
the desires of your Kingdom, thus become Sons of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Lamentations 4:2 - The precious sons of Zion, comparable to fine gold, 
how are they esteemed as earthen pitchers, the work of the hands of the 
potter!

Isaiah 3:16 - Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are 
haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking 
and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Isaiah 3:17 - Therefore the Lord will smite with a scab the crown of the 
head of the daughters of Zion, and the LORD will discover their secret 
parts.

Isaiah 4:4 - When the Lord shall have washed away the filth of the 
daughters of Zion, and shall have purged the blood of Jerusalem from the 
midst thereof by the spirit of judgment, and by the spirit of burning.

Genesis 1:26-27

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

27So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he 
him; male and female created he them [him - same word as him].

Genesis 2:7,20-22

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

20And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to 
every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet 
for him.

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

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

Isaiah 62:11 - Behold, the LORD hath proclaimed unto the end of the 
world, Say ye to the daughter of Zion, Behold, thy salvation cometh; 
behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.

Psalms 53:6 - Oh that the salvation of Israel were come out of Zion! 
When God bringeth back the captivity of his people, Jacob shall rejoice, 
and Israel shall be glad.
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Refraining our feet from evil ways

Psalm 119:101 - I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I 
might keep thy word.

In today's message the psalmist talks of refraining one's feet from 
evil! Does one do things with one's feet or more with their hands? Or is 
evil a name of a place that one goes to with one's feet?

It is in the understanding of today's message that one will know why 
Jesus washed only the feet of His disciple and commanded them to wash 
each other's feet. He told them at that time but they could do that 
(wash another' s feet) only later, it was only because He gave them His 
Spirit and authority they could wash another' s feet and today we too can 
wash the feet of others because Jesus gave us His Spirit (at Pentecost) 
and the authority to do so. We can wash other's Believer' s feet but they 
have to wash their own hands but neither we nor anyone else can wash the 
hands of others.

You may have got confused with what I just stated. Let me explain.

We need to realize God commanded no one could enter the Tabernacle / 
come before the Lord without washing one's hands and feet. Breaking this 
commandment was considered even worse than murder; God stated any person 
who breaks this commandment would die. Since the Jews lacked 
understanding of this commandment and thought it was about washing thus 
they made washing a ritual that became more of bondage. They used 
vessels made of silver or of other precious metals for washing; some 
even engraved them with precious stones. One would literally know the 
financial status of the family by their washing vessel. Jesus detested 
this, therefore at times would not even wash His hands just to let them 
know what they were doing or believing in was wrong.

I understood washing of feet when I understood the symbol of feet in 
scriptures while reading Moses' first encounter with the Lord, when the 
Lord spoke to Moses through the burning bush. We read the Lord (Angel of 
the Lord) instructed Moses to remove his sandals when he approached the 
burning bush for it was holy ground. I just reflected on this 
instruction which the Lord gave, where was Moses standing? He was 
standing on a mountain. The whole place around him was the same; there 
was dirt / mud all around. The bush was not burning on some granite or 
marble flooring, it was normal earth. How far from the burning bush was 
holy ground? So the question came to my mind why did the Lord ask Moses 
to remove his sandals when approaching the burning bush/Him. His sandals 
would have had mud on them, the same mud which was all over the place.

It was later I realizes feet symbolized one way or walk of life and the 
Lord instructed Moses as he approached near to the place where the 
Lord's glory was manifested (burning bush) to come as he is. The also 
instructed the Jews / Israelites before the entered the Tabernacle to 
wash their feet (get forgiveness for the wrong in their life) and wash 
their hand (get forgiveness for their wrong doings), else if they 
approached His glory in a sinful state they would die.

Only God had authority to forgive sins and Jesus being Son of God and 
Christ also had the authority to forgive. He gave them this authority 
only after giving them His Spirit.

We as Christians, baptized with the Holy Spirit have authority to 
forgive sins, not only of those sinned against us but even those of 
others and this authority we receive through Jesus Christ. Those who are 
baptized in the Holy Spirit can forgive the sins of others but for our 
own sins we need to go to another brother or sister in the Lord.

In today's message the psalmist states one does not become holy because 
one keeps the Law but to keep the Law one need to be holy. The Law is 
not all about not doing evil but is more about doing good. To do good 
works we need to be close to God since it is the Lord who does the good 
works through us. If we live a life of evil then god will not be able to 
work through us. Thus we need to live a holy life to live a life of 
righteousness.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray that we keep away from living a life of sin so that we can 
have a relationship with You, that we be a holy vessel for the works of 
the Tabernacle - the works of your Kingdom. Lord let it be registered in 
our hearts that Christianity is not all about not doing evil but more 
about doing your plans, about setting the coming of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 3:4-5

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

5And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, 
for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.

Acts 7:33 - Then said the Lord to him, Put off thy shoes from thy feet: 
for the place where thou standest is holy ground.

Exodus 30:18-21

18Thou shalt also make a laver of brass, and his foot also of brass, to 
wash withal: and thou shalt put it between the tabernacle of the 
congregation and the altar, and thou shalt put water therein.

19For Aaron and his sons shall wash their hands and their feet thereat:

20When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they shall wash 
with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the altar to 
minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

21So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die not: and 
it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his seed 
throughout their generations.

John 13:3-10

3Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and 
that he was come from God, and went to God;

4He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, 
and girded himself.

5After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the 
disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

6Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost 
thou wash my feet?

7Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but 
thou shalt know hereafter.

8Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered 
him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

9Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands 
and my head.

10Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his 
feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

Matthew 16:19 - And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of 
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in 
heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 18:18 - Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth 
shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall 
be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 9:6 - But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on 
earth to forgive sins, (then saith he to the sick of the palsy,) Arise, 
take up thy bed, and go unto thine house.

Acts 5:31Him hath God exalted with his right hand to be a Prince and a 
Saviour, for to give repentance to Israel, and forgiveness of sins.

John 20:22-23

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

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

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The SPROUT that became King and Priest

Zechariah 6:12,13 - And speak unto him, saying, Thus speaketh the LORD 
of hosts, saying, Behold the man whose name is The BRANCH; and he shall 
grow up out of his place, and he shall build the temple of the LORD: 
Even he shall build the temple of the LORD; and he shall bear the glory, 
and shall sit and rule upon his throne; and he shall be a priest upon 
his throne: and the counsel of peace shall be between them both.

The book of Zechariah is one of the most amazing books; most of the 
matter expounded in the book of Revelation comes from this book. Also 
lots of prophecies in the New Testament with regards to Jesus that were 
fulfilled originate in this book.

In today's message Jesus Christ is referred to as 'BRANCH&# 39; and this term 
is also used in the book of Isaiah. The Hebrew word 'tsemach&# 39; also means 
SPROUT. If we read the verse says He will 'grow up out of His place', 
out of 'His place' not from an existing place, and if we read John 15 
Jesus says I am the True Vine, He does not say He is the part of a vine 
but disassociates Himself from the existing vine of Adam. He says 
whosoever becomes a part of this New True Vine will bear fruit when they 
abide by His Word and become His disciples. By ourselves we cannot bear 
fruit but just by our abiding in Him, it is He who brings fruit in us.

So we see technically we cannot use the word BRANCH for Christ but need 
to use the word SPROUT. It is this very reason He was born out of a 
virgin so that He is born out of the human race and yet not be born out 
of a human father. Being born out of a virgin ensured that the 
corruption of man that is passed from father to children would not come 
unto Him, yet He would fulfill the requirement of being a sacrifice on 
the behalf of man, for He was Son of Man born out of a woman. Had He 
been born of a human father then the sin nature and curses on man would 
have blemished Him. He was not only born without blemish but remained 
without blemish. That is why to be like Him, we who are born out of 
blemish need to be born again and it was His death and resurrection that 
made it possible for us to be born again by His giving us His Spirit.

Today's message says Son of Man - Jesus Christ the SPROUT who sits on 
one throne yet holds 2 offices, one office of Kingship and the other of 
Priest. We who are in Christ are also called to hold these 2 offices. As 
kings we need to bring into subjection our carnal nature and have 
dominion on this world, the authority which God had given us and which 
we lost due to sin, and as priests we are called to build the Temple.

To have victory over our enemies both natural and spiritual we need to 
have victory over our internal enemy which is the nature of Adam, the 
nature which we are born with and which comes through our earthly 
fathers. That is why when we die to ourselves and are born again in 
Christ we are a new creation and thus have power with God and are called 
His Israel. This does not happen on the day we are baptized but the 
process of being born again starts on that day with our baptism and as 
we grow spiritually we are less our old man and more the new man in Christ.

Paul writes our body is the Temple of God and also we collectively in 
Christ, as one body also become the Temple of God. We cannot build one 
without building the other. That means we cannot build our own selves 
without building others nor can we build others if we are not building 
ourselves. So to build others we need to first start building ourselves 
and as we build others we need to continually build ourselves.

In both cases we see the work starts inside, within us and then spreads out.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord Jesus, You came as man and became the SPROUT so that we spiritually 
by our faith can disconnect from the nature of Adam and be connected to 
You as your branches. It is You by your Spirit who brings fruit in us, 
making us fruitful and keeping us from being put in the fire in the end 
to be consumed like grass. Lord, help us to understand the importance to 
work within ourselves and to continue this work with others...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 15:1-8

1I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.

2Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every 
branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more 
fruit.

3Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.

4Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, 
except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

5I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in 
him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.

6If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is 
withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are 
burned.

7If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye 
will, and it shall be done unto you.

8Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be 
my disciples.

Psalms 80:15 - And the vineyard which thy right hand hath planted, and 
the branch [the Hebrew word here is 'ben' which means 'Son' ] that thou 
madest strong for thyself.

Isaiah 4:2In that day shall the branch [SPROUT] of the LORD be beautiful 
and glorious, and the fruit of the earth shall be excellent and comely 
for them that are escaped of Israel.

Isaiah 11:1 - And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, 
and a Branch [Hebrew word used here is 'netser&# 39; which symbolizes 
'growth&# 39; like the budding of Aaron's rod] shall grow out of his roots:

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A day of trumpet and alarm against the fenced cities

Zephaniah 1:15,16 - That day is a day of wrath [fury], a day of trouble 
and distress, a day of wasteness [destruction] and desolation [ruin], a 
day of darkness [obscurity] and gloominess [calamity], a day of clouds 
and thick darkness, A day of the trumpet and alarm against the fenced 
cities, and against the high [haughty] towers [chiefs].

When the year 2012 started I had posted a message of warning to 
Americans, this was based on a vision I have received in April 2010. 
Today we see the warning has indeed come true that does not mean it ends 
here (I thought it would happen in November but started in December).

In today's message the warning continues and the message is not only for 
Americans but all those so called 'Christian nations' who have taken the 
Lord for granted. The message says they thought they were protected by 
the Lord even though internally they are spiritually hollow.

Deception is so high that it is very difficult to find preachers in 
theses 'Christian nations' who preach God's Word truthfully. It is not 
that these teachings are new; they existed since many centauries but 
today even the few who preached truthfully God's Word, from the little 
they knew are also taken into the main stream of deceit. They preach 
what people's ears itch to hear and not what the Lord wants to speak 
unto them.

The Lord is saying to these people His fury is set on them. This would 
not only be through natural disasters but also financial and other 
means. This shaking is to cause a change in heart of these people and 
bring the high towers down. The so called 'blessed&# 39; people will realize 
that the Lord is the Lord of the world every race and nation, and should 
not be taken for granted. Jeremiah 12:2 puts this very well. It says 
indeed the Lord planted them, they grew in the Lord, they also did do 
the Lord's work and their work did indeed bring fruit, yet the Lord says 
their hearts are far from Him.

Today the trumpet is blowing for these people to gather unto the Lord, 
to leave their place of standing and their thinking, to humble 
themselves and come unto the Lord, seek His truth.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are God and when your people floated away from You in their 
haughtiness. Their mouths speak about You but their hearts are far from 
You. They desire the blessings of this world more than your Kingdom. 
They sow to reap in this world. They have little knowledge of You and 
your Kingdom that is why they become victims of vanity. Lord, we pray 
for your mercy in their lives. We pray You send people who teach 
according to your heart, people who change hearts and bring again a 
passion for You and your kingdom within them and turn away your wrath...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Jeremiah 12:2 - Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they 
grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou art near in their mouth, and far 
from their hearts (reins)
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God will multiply their sorrow

Psalm 16:4 - Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another
god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their
names into my lips.

When we read the previous verse alone with this verse the Lord notes, in
this world there 2 types of people, the first lot includes those who
acknowledge Him as God and pursue Him in their lives and the second lot
includes those who pursue the blessings (riches) of world or the gods of
this world. If we read next verses it tells us those who honestly pursue
God are those who pursue His inheritance. That means those who desire not
this worldly kingdom but the Kingdom of the Lord are the ones whom the Lord
calls as Saints and among them there are those who are on special mission
whom the Lord calls His excellent (elect).

Just last Sunday I was preaching in a Church on the topic 'Spiritual
Warfare' . People must have thought I would teach them on how to pray
better, how to fast or all those things which most preachers preach, things
like of how to battle with Satan and his goons, how to deliver people and
how to have authority over evil spirits.

But as I neared the end of my preaching they were in for a big surprise.
They realized the biggest battle was nowhere else but in them and with
their own self. They realize the battle was all about having authority over
one's own carnal flesh (desires) and bring it under the will of God. They
realized when they fight the battle within the Lord fights the battle
without. It was all about pursuing the Lord's Righteousness.

Those who pursue the Lord's Righteousness are the ones who will one day
become Sons of God, They are the ones who will be co-rulers with Christ.
They are the ones who will inherit the Kingdom of God, meaning not just
enter but have rights in the Kingdom.

Today's message talks of those who pursue this world and these are the one
who to deny God and the Truth thus they create gods that do not exist or
they make the things of this world as gods. They are the one who crave a
life that desires to fulfil their carnal lust thus come under bondage of
evil spirits. Even among them the Lord says are some who show righteous;
they do the works of works of the Kingdom of God but without the love for
God and His Kingdom. Their works or righteousness the Lord says are
unacceptable to Him. What the Lord says He would not take their name on His
lips means He (Jesus Christ) will not confess about them to the Father
(Matthew 10:32).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord Jesus, You have said in your Word those who confess You to the world
those You will confess before the Father. Today You have explained to us
that this confessing is not about being verbal but being a living
testimony. It is about pursuing You and your Kingdom. We pray Lord that we
living a life pleasing to You and not be just verbal Christians.. .

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Psalm 16:2-8

2 O my soul, thou hast said unto the LORD, Thou art my Lord: my goodness
extendeth not to thee;

3 But to the saints that are in the earth, and to the excellent, in whom
is all my delight.

4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their
drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my
lips.

5 The LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: thou
maintainest my lot.

6 The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly
heritage.

7 I will bless the LORD, who hath given me counsel: my reins also instruct
me in the night seasons.

8 I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I
shall not be moved.

Matthew 10:32 - Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I
confess also before my Father which is in heaven.

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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  Rise early and worship

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.

There was a time when I would sit to pray late in the night after I
finished all my work and just before I went off to bed. I use to feel very
nice to pray at this time for everyone else would retire for the day and I
could have good time alone with the Lord. But one day the Lord shook me by
what He revealed to me. I thought it pleased God to spend time with the
Lord in prayer after I finished all my day's work, but then the Lord was
not pleased.

One day the Lord gave a vision in which He showed me that my prayers we
like human excreta (shit). I thought was it the way I prayed that was the
problem?, but then that was not the case for later as I reflected on this
vision and understood tithing is not only about give money but also time I
realized the problem was to do with the time of the day that I prayed.

We people are so selfish that we use the best part of the day for ourselves
and when we have finished with everything we sit to give the leftover of
the day to the Lord. The Lord says He desires our first fruits; He desire
the first part of the day not the last, leftover part. God is not a beggar
but is Lord; He is the one who blesses us with time. He is the giver of the
day and desires we give Him at least the start of our day.

In today's message we see it is written 'and they rose up in the morning
early, and worshipped before the LORD'. This could have just been written
as 'they went and worshipped the Lord', but the fact the Lord wanted us to
know the time they went has a reason. It was this fact that they gave due
first importance to God before they came together in courtship, pleased the
Lord.

Today the Lord is asking us, who is the most important person in our lives?
If it is Him, then why are we not giving due importance to Him, but giving
Him our first fruits of time of the day?

[Prayer Starter]

Lord Jesus, You are the Morning Star and so also are the Cherubs called the
Morning Star. The Word says it is the Cherubs that led worship unto You
time in and out by saying 'Holy, Holy, Holy'. Lord, You our provider and
You desire the first fruits of all that we receive from You. Lord, we pray
more and more people get up early morning and spend quality time with You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Deuteronomy 26:2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the
earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth
thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the
LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.

Revelation 2:26-28

26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will
I give power over the nations:

27 And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter
shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.

28 And I will give him the morning star.

Revelation 22:16 - I Jesus have sent mine angel to testify unto you these
things in the churches. I am the root and the offspring of David, the
bright and morning star.
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God has given them all unto us if we thirst

Obadiah 1:19,20,21 - And the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and 
the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, 
and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin Gilead. And the captivity of 
this host of the children of Israel that of the Canaanites, unto 
Zarephath; and the captivity [exiles] of Jerusalem, which in Sepharad, 
shall possess the cities of the south. And saviours shall come up on 
mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the 
LORD'S. [Italic words removed]

Before I come to the message I like to expound on some words.

Esau means 'hairy&# 39; - spiritually symbolizes those who live only on grace 
and do not work towards righteousness. We are saved by grace unto 
righteousness. It is by faith we receive grace and the Spirit of God we 
receive by the grace of God reveals the Word and leads us to keep the 
Word thus brings righteousness in us.

Philistine means 'immigrants&# 39; - spiritually symbolizes those who have 
doubt about their fundamental belief. They are the ones who hop from 
denomination to denomination, church to church or religion to religion. 
They cause more confusion to people, than anything else.

Ephraim means 'doubled blessed' - God has given us everything that we 
need, being blessed means receiving what God has provided to us. Being 
doubled blessed means trying to squeeze out more than what is needed, or 
graving for more than what God has planned for us. These are the 
prosperity Gospel seekers. Like God allowed Lucifer to take much of the 
Tree of Life in Heaven, more than what he needed which later caused him 
a very anointed of God to fall, so also He allows us. He will not stop 
us from craving for things of this world, it is we who should decide 
what we desire - this world or His Kingdom, they both do not get alone; 
we have to choose best of one, for we cannot have best of both, best of 
one and less of the other.

Samaria means 'watch mountain' and comes from the root word which means 
to observe. It refers to the audience in the Church. People who think 
giving attendance to church on Sundays is all about being Christian. 
They think the mission of Christ is dedicated to only a few and surely 
they are not one of those few.

Benjamin means 'son of the right hand'. Scripturally it refers to those 
who are worldly righteous that is why we see this tribe refused to cross 
the river Jordan to claim the Promised Land which symbolized Heaven.

Gilead means 'rocky mountains' . It refers to people who have little, 
little understanding of the Kingdom of God. The problem is not the 
quantity but the problem is they cannot relate their one understanding 
with the other. The Bible is called Word of God not words of God. The 
Truth is symbolized as one large rock, more like a cliff not many 
stones. Truth is one, all understanding of scriptures inter-connect 
together and inter-relates with each other as one, therefore is 
symbolized by the fruit pomegranate.

Children of Israel means 'little ones of Israel' or spiritually growing.

Canaanites means 'Canaan zealous' (inhabitants or descendants of Canaan) 
and Canaan means 'low land' thus symbolizes those who believing 
suffering or being oppressed is the way to Heaven and thus passionately 
pursue it.

Zarephath means 'refinery&# 39; symbolizing people who think being tested is 
good (contrary to Jesus teaching us in the prayer 'Our Father' to ask 
the Father not to put us to test).

Exiles of Jerusalem - Jerusalem here means 'teaching of peace' and these 
people are those who use force, aggression or hostility to prove their 
doctrine or understanding of scriptures.

The Lord is telling us all these people the Lord will give unto us if we 
are from the south. Here the Hebrew word translated as south comes from 
the root word meaning 'thirsty&# 39;. The Lord is saying if we are thirsty 
for Him, He will fill us with Living water (which symbolizes 
understanding of the Kingdom of God - which gives eternal life). Note 
here the Lord uses the word Saviours and not just Saviour. This we got 
in our previous messages the Lord Jesus Christ has called us to be like 
Him and to rule with Him. He came to give back to man the dominance in 
this world that was given unto man by God and which man lost when sin 
came in his life.

Time is come for us to have a vertical growth and thus manifest the 
power of God and to declare the Kingdom of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, the world does not know You because your people do not manifest 
your power and glory. Your people do not thirst for You therefore do not 
receive your understanding and thus lack and suffer as Christians. Lord 
we pray You fill your people with more and more thirst of your Kingdom 
that we can claim and bring all these people You mentioned unto You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 4:10 - Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift 
of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou 
wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water.

John 7:38 - He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of 
his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

John 17:3 - And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only 
true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
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Will the Jews get their land?

Promised Land

There are many Christians whose eyes are either towards the sky walking 
looking up waiting when Jesus would appear in the clouds or their eyes 
are towards the country Israel waiting when Israel will get peace and 
security and grow into a great nation?

Last Sunday I took a Sindhi woman to Church alone with my family. She 
used to go to the Catholic Church with my mom so I invited her to come 
and experience how we worship the Lord. She did like it and kept saying 
the word it is 'different&# 39;. During worship I saw she closed her eyes, 
lifted her hands and worshiped with us. One would be very happy, seeing 
this but in my spirit I was not jumping seeing this for later as we 
spoke did I realize why.

I told her on my way back about a debate I had just the day before with 
one of the senior most Muslim apologist (that too was my first live 
debate with Muslims) and how we debated on the topic 'Is the Bible or 
the Quran the Word of God'.

She told me her father in his lifetime had read both the Bible and the 
Quran. She was told that the Quran was written before the Bible since 
Mohammad came before Jesus (according to her understanding) . She thought 
all gods and all religions are the same. Now go back and think who was 
she worshipping with her eyes closed? Since the truth was far from her, 
even though she did 'good' yet her 'good' was no good.

The Bible says all the promises of God are YES and AMEN in Jesus Christ.

The Jews are people who rejected Jesus Christ and were far from God and 
the Truth, so if they have rejected Jesus Christ how could they become 
heirs to the promises of the Lord?

Another thing the Sindhi women told me that she was made to understand 
that Christians believed that, when Jesus Christ comes again the world 
would end and the good people would enter another world a new world 
which would last another 5000 years. This the cycle of 500years, God has 
been following since creation coming in different forms. She also 
claimed God has already come as a man since 70years and has been 
revealing these things.

Now tell me is this written in the Bible? Firstly she has not read the 
Bible, but is going by hearsay like Mohammad did and wrote the Quran 
(that is why all his facts are all messed up, he cooked up a concoction 
of the OT, NT and another heathen religion and made the Quran).

She was not a Christian but sadly this is the state of many Christians 
who do not study scriptures but 'know' the Bible from TV preachers and 
stage preachers whose only agenda is to gather larger crowds and make 
bigger 'churches&# 39;.

God is telling us do not get distracted or waste precious time behind 
the country Israel for the real Israel means Sons of God and the Son of 
Man Jesus Christ being first made way for us to become Sons of God - the 
real Israel. Let us grow in Spirit and have power and authority and 
bring the Kingdom of God here and let He be glorified among all nations.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, Satan has used many ways to destroy your people and one of his 
successful ways is to distract people not rooted in your Word with vain 
things. Lord, we pray they know You are God of all mankind and your 
promises are only for your children who believe in You and have accepted 
You through your Son. Your Word says there is no Jew, no Greek, no Roman 
all are one and same for You and You love them all the same. So there is 
no American, no Israelite, no Indian, no European, no African, no 
Arabian, no Chinese, no Japanese or any race, nor creed but only your 
children who believe and accept You and rest those who are of children 
of Satan those who have rejected You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

2 Corinthians 1:19-20

19For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us, 
even by me and Silvanus and Timotheus, was not yea and nay, but in him 
was yea.

20For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the 
glory of God by us.

Colossians 3:11 - Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor 
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, 
and in all.

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

Romans 10:12 - For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: 
for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

1 Corinthians 1:23 - But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a 
stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;

Psalms 22:27All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the 
LORD: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.

Psalms 67:2That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among 
all nations.

Isaiah 2:2And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain 
of the LORD'S house shall be established in the top of the mountains, 
and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
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Kingdom of the seed

Psalms 89:3,4 - I have made a covenant with my chosen, I have sworn unto 
David my servant, Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy 
throne to all generations. Selah.

When I received this scripture again for a message I was wondering why 
and what the Lord wanted to tell us and when I understood it, it 
surprised me.

If one asks any Christian even a theologian on this scripture they will 
tell you it refers to Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.

Many Christian have a thinking Jesus will come again as man and will 
rule the world for a 1000years and after that I do not know what they 
conclude. Some say He will be defeated or killed again or would be taken 
up. I do not know where they get such understanding. They have fused the 
Bible with mythological stories by taking bits and pieces of scriptures 
and lack knowledge of who God is and what His Mission / Cross is.

In simple words His story of man [the Bible] and His Law [as given in 
the Bible] is for the Righteousness of man which comes through faith in 
Jesus Christ. Through our faith we receive grace and are called to good 
works which builds righteousness in us. It is not by good works we are 
saved but by grace which we receive through our faith, and when this 
faith becomes living in us it causes us to do good works [the Mission of 
Christ]. The good works confirms our faith and brings fruit to the grace 
we have received.

The Hebrew word 'zera' translated as seed in today's message does not 
refer to 'a seed' but to the yield, for it comes from the word zara 
which means to sow. When one sows he or she does not plant one seed but 
many seeds.

Jesus is referred to as Son of God and the Gospel of John 1:12 says 
Christ came to make those who believe in Him into Sons of God.

When Jesus spoke of the Kingdom He used the words Kingdom of Heaven or 
Kingdom of God. Only twice He used the words 'my kingdom' and at both 
times He referred to the end on Judgment day when He comes in glory. He 
also mentions not just Him but with Him others too will also sit on 
thrones. To understand the thrones one need to understand what the 12 
tribes represent and what the Heavens are made of.

People think His glory will be magnificent and will peak when He comes 
again, No.

When He comes again it is written He will come as Son of Man not as God 
the Son. He comes as what He humbled Himself to [a man]. It is only when 
He returns to the Father with His Bride will He be what He was before He 
humbled Himself - as God [the Son].

Jesus [the man] was the first true Israel and the first of Zion; He came 
to make us Israel and bring us into Zion and if a person understands 
this, he or she will understand what today's message tells us.

Note today's message has the word Selah at its end. The words tells us 
to reflect deeply on this message for in it lies great treasure.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, your Word tells us what man has not imagined or conceived in His 
heart that You have set for Him in your Kingdom. Lord, we pray for your 
people for they have harden their hearts and are far from You that is 
why precious things of your Kingdom are hidden from them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 10:4 - For Christ is the end [finally] of the law [Commandments] 
for righteousness to every one that believeth.

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 22:30 - That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and 
sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

John 18:36 - 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.

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

Matthew 19:28And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye 
which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall 
sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, 
judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
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Rule life - know, perceive, receive and give

Proverbs 1:1, 2, 3 - The proverbs of Solomon the son of David, king of 
Israel; To know wisdom and instruction; to perceive the words of 
understanding; To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and 
judgment, and equity; To give subtilty to the simple, to the young man 
knowledge and discretion.

The Hebrew word 'mashal&# 39; is translated here as 'proverb&# 39; but this word 
also has another meaning, it means 'to rule'.

When we read the first 3 lines of this book it says it is given to us to 
rule or have authority or have control on a few this and these are.

1) To know wisdom and instruction.

2) To perceive the words of understanding.

3) To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, judgement and equity.

4) To give to the simple, young man (immature but passionate and 
energetic) knowledge and discretion.

If we divide the whole thing it is in 4 parts -

1) Know

2) Perceive

3) Receive

4) Give

The Word of God or knowledge of the Kingdom of God should be approached 
in this fashion. We need to know what it is, then we need to understand 
it (perceive), receive it and then share this understanding with others. 
This process allows us to have a rule over life, in other words be 
rulers over our lives, for God has given us dominion over this world and 
life on this world that is why He calls us Israel which means Prince of 
God - one who has authority in God.

People do not follow these steps in its order, or do not complete all 
the steps, therefore struggle in life.

Firstly people do not know what is the purpose or power of the Word of 
God therefore do not understand it. Since they do not understand it they 
do not receive it fully. They receive worldly knowledge, mostly 
knowledge of the Kingdom of God mixed with worldly knowledge. Thus what 
they give is also a corrupt understanding of the Kingdom of God and then 
the people they build do not have discernment. Now these people who are 
not build well they start on a wrong foot and without discernment they 
pick-up more garbage on the way and thus they too join this viscous 
cycle that suffocates life. The very thing that was meant to have rule 
over life since not taken properly lands up doing the opposite - 
suffocates it.

Let us firstly know the purpose and power of the Word of God, this 
itself is not clear to most Christians. When I say 'most' it sadly means 
almost all. We firstly start on the wrong foot then those who start on 
the right foot do not complete the whole process, thus all of us 
struggle in life.

Let us show the world that Christianity is not a way of life or about 
living a good life but something about being king over life in this 
world for Christianity is based or founded over the Word of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when You gave the Word it had only one purpose and that was to 
overcome darkness. Lord we pray your people know the power of your Word 
that it gives life, life in abundance and it overcomes darkness, for it 
overcomes sin and death. Lord Jesus, You demonstrated to us the power of 
the Word by your death and resurrection. You proved to us You overcame 
and now we too can overcome...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Mark 12:24And Jesus answering said unto them, Do ye not therefore err, 
because ye know not the scriptures, neither the power of God?

John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might 
have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good 
cheer; I have overcome the world.

Matthew 28:18-20

18And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me 
in heaven and in earth.

19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of 
the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

20Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: 
and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

John 16:1-3

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify 
thee:

2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give 
eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

John 1:1-5

1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word 
was God.

2The same was in the beginning with God.

3All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made 
that was made.

4In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

5And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
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People will come to the Lord from the Arab nations

Isaiah 18:7 - In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of
hosts of a people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from
their beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose
land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of
hosts, the mount Zion.

If one recollects before the Arab-spring started the Lord had given us a
message of it and had also given us an indication that it would last for
about 4 years. Today we are entering the 3rd year of the Arab spring and we
are seeing things are getting murkier, one fighting against another and the
whole Arab nation is divided into groups which are fighting each other in
different countries.

Let me expound on some words in today's scripture before I come to its
message.

Isaiah 18:7 - In that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of
hosts of a people deferred and scoured and from a people fearful from their
beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose land
the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of hosts, the
mount Zion.

We see today more and more Christians are waking up to the evil named
'Islam&# 39; and realizing no longer they can sit down and just observe and sigh
over this religion while it spreads across the world. If we look at world
statistics this religion has maximum count in places where Christians are
fewer. Largest numbers of Muslims dwell in Asia with Pakistan, India and
Indonesia together having more Muslims than in the Middle-East or the
African subcontinent. Now with Christians in Asia waking up and more and
more taking up Apologetics we will soon see Islam getting wiped out from
the face of this world.

God on His part is working directly in the Middle-East and one may say how.
If one reads scriptures the Lord promised His people that He would send
before them locusts into the enemy's land and clear the land for them so as
enable them to dwell in it. If one studies locust - they symbolize hurts.
When Arab-spring started people thought they were fighting for democracy
but today we see the fight has nothing to do with democracy but with
sectarianism. Hurts that were existing as long as 1000 to 1200 years back,
have suddenly cropped up in a big way and are causing them to destroy their
own land, and each other, eating into their nation as a plaque.

Today the Lord is telling us by the end of the Arab-spring we will see many
will accept Christ and come to the knowledge of the Truth. These will not
be ordinary Christians but will be mighty warriors for the kingdom of God.

To some extend this work has already started and some of the Arab countries
which are still not got involved in the Arab-spring have started to take
notice of this activity. To stop this they are thinking of ways to reduce
the presence of Christians in their land so planning to increase Zakat
which is a tax which a non-Muslim pays to the state so as to be allowed to
follow their religion in an Islamic country. This increase is going to be
not small but big so that most immigrants (who are the ones evangelising)
will be discouraged to live there and thus go to their own countries.
Others are directly removing immigrants on some or other pretext.

Let us rejoice and thank the Lord for the harvest He is going to give us
from among the Muslim nations and the souls who are going to be saved from
being perished due to vanity.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You alone are the Truth and life comes only from You alone. Your Word
says the knowledge of You is life; salvation and eternal life is in knowing
You. Lord we thank You for the souls You are saving from amongst the
Muslims. We thank You for your abundant mercy...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
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Where is the seed?

Psalms 89:4 - Thy seed will I establish for ever, and build up thy throne
to all generations. Selah.

Last Sunday at my Bible class I was teaching on the real reasons why God
called any object or event unclean and the Hebrew word used has 4 meanings
(dimensions) and one of them was menstruation. On further study of it we
learned it had nothing to do with the process a woman goes through but the
Lord was explaining us about the spiritual menstruation His people (both
man and woman) go through which is truly unclean.

Another very amazing thing we learned from the Lord is about birth.
Although a woman gives birth to a child yet the child existed even before
he or she takes form in the womb of his or her mother. The moment the egg
in the woman is fertilized, the egg starts to divide and thus starts the
formation of the various organs of the child; it is at this very stage when
the basic organs develop that the spirit of the child starts to exist into
this being that is in the womb. The woman does not create but just bring
into existence into this world a spirit being that already existed and was
created by the Lord long before. Scriptures tell us we all were created in
the beginning and existed since the creation of this world that is why the
Lord knows us from the beginning. Then the question comes, where were we
before we came into the womb of our mothers? The answer to this I learned
when I was teaching my daughter to grow plants.

When we put seeds in the soil the plant already exist within the seed and
it comes to life when we sow it. The life of the plant would be a short
period from a few days to many years but the life of the seed if keep in
right condition could be for hundreds of years. When God blessed Abraham He
also blessed the seeds in his loins and same did God do to the seeds that
were in the loins of Isaac and Jacob. So we see the seeds existed in the
loins of the father even before they started to take form of a man in the
womb of its mother. The seeds in the father do not just include the
children born by his wife but includes all his generations to come,
including of his sons and his grandsons and so on. So can one imagine what
God has planned within a man?

We also see that is why curses from generation to generation were via the
father and not via the mother.

Today's scripture talks of the seed of David being blessed forever. The Son
of Man - Jesus was called the son of David even though He was his God. We
see God the Son humbled Himself and became a seed of man that came to
natural life within the womb of a woman named Mary. When Jesus Christ comes
again scripture state the Son of Man with His Angels, it does not say God
the Son with His Angels. When Jesus ascended after 40days of His
resurrection the Angel said to His disciples 'He would come back as He
went' and He went as a resurrected man - Son of Man. We also read when God
blessed Jacob He said out of His loins would come - Kings. When God told
Satan in the Garden of Eden that the seed of man would crush its head, He
did not speak only of Jesus for Jesus works with us and through us and it
is we people of God who will crush Satan's head.

Scripture say the Son of Man will come into the Kingdom of God and His
Kingdom would be forever. Jesus called us brethren and Paul also spoke of
the crown for those who have a high calling otherwise called the Elect.
Paul also expands on this by saying some of us will rule over the Angels

Today God is reminding us He has called us for great things and His plans
were set from the beginning of creation. He has not failed and will not
fail. We will indeed bring in the Kingdom of God and be co-rulers with
Jesus Christ when He comes in glory.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, what man has not seen or imagined You have set for him in your
Kingdom. Lord we pray that we realize what we are called to become and
change our attitude towards life and towards problems for You Lord, have
already declared the victory and nothing can now stop it...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 35:10-12

10 And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called
any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.

11 And God said unto him, I am God Almighty: be fruitful and multiply; a
nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings shall come out
of thy loins;

12 And the land which I gave Abraham and Isaac, to thee I will give it,
and to thy seed after thee will I give the land.

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

Exodus 34:6-7

6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD
God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and
truth,

7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and
sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children, and upon the children' s children, unto the
third and to the fourth generation.

Acts 1:9-11

9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up;
and a cloud received him out of their sight.

10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold,
two men stood by them in white apparel;

11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven?
this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in
like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
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Beginning may be small but the end will be magnificent

Job 8:7 - Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end should 
greatly increase.

In today's message the Lord is talking to us and telling us if we live 
our live pure (meaning clean) and upright (loving His Commandments) then 
whatever bad may be our beginning, however small may be our beginning, 
He will change things in our lives. He commits to us that our ending 
will be glorious.

Let us not be discouraged with how our past was or how our present is, 
but let us trust God who is a keeper of His every promise. Let us keep 
our lives from sinning and let us be people who love the Commandments of 
God, everything else He will take care of.

So if we are not happy with the way our lives is, let today be a day of 
beginning and let commit ourselves to hate sin and to love God's 
Commandments.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Holy and a keeper of your Word. Even the Heavens and earth 
will fail but your Word will not. Every word You have given will surely 
come to pass. Lord we pray that a desire fills our hearts to live a holy 
life and a love that loves your Commandments. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Deuteronomy 5:9-10

9Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the 
LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon 
the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

10And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my 
commandments.

John 14:21He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that 
loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will 
love him, and will manifest myself to him.

1 John 5:3-4

3For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his 
commandments are not grievous.

4For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the 
victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.
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Warning of the coup

Jeremiah 41:11,12 - But when Johanan the son of Kareah, and all the
captains of the forces that were with him, heard of all the evil that
Ishmael the son of Nethaniah had done, Then they took all the men, and went
to fight with Ishmael the son of Nethaniah, and found him by the great
waters that are in Gibeon.

After the destruction of Jerusalem in 588BC Nebuchadnezzar the king of
Babylon took the most elite of the Jewish captives of the kinds of Daniel
to Babylon, and those who were weak, old, unskilled or unfit he left
behind. He put Gedaliah the son of Ahikam, (who saved Jeremiah from death)
and grandson of Shaphan (King Josiah's secretary) as in-charge over them.
When Jeremiah was given a choice he chose to stay back with Gedaliah in
Judea.

When the Jews who were in other lands like Shechem, Shiloh, and Samaria
came to know that Nebuchadnezzar had put Gedaliah in charge as Governor of
Judea they came to Judea with their offerings and badges of mourning for
the destruction of the Lord's house and the holy city; also Jews who had
been driven to Moab, Ammon, and Edom, but now with reassured confidence
began to gather in Judea. The Jews who gathered included the captains of
armies like Ishmael son of Nethaniah (who was of blood royal), Johanan and
Jonathan, Seraiah, the sons of Ephai, Jezaniah, and their men.

Johanan had warned Gedaliah that Baalis (called from the idol Baal) king of
Ammon had sent Ishmael to assassinate him and his retinue. Johanan even
offered Gedaliah, to kill Ishmael but this offer Gedaliah refused. So
Ishmael, in violation of the sacred rights of hospitality and took
advantage of the opportunity, while eating Gedaliah' s "bread" at Mizpah,
smote him two months after his appointment at a royal party recorded as
"Jewish irreconcilables&quo t;. Ishmael with his ten men also killed all the Jews
and even the Chaldeans present at this royal party. It is written all the
bodies of all the people Ishmael killed he dumped them in a pit made to
collect drinking water for the people of Mizpah. Later when Johanah came to
know of this, he came to Mizpah with his men and confronted Ishmael. Then
Ishmael with his few people managed to flee to the Ammonites who were
Israelites traditional enemies. Later Johanan fearing a backlash from the
Babylonians since many Chaldeans has also died fled to Egypt taking with
him the remnant Jews, among who was Jeremiah.

This message is given to us today for we too are given a warning of a coup
like Gedaliah was. If we do not do something about it then we too will one
day face the consequences of our careless attitude, our ignorance and
laziness.

The religion followed by Muslims is called Islam for they believe that
Ishmael the son of Abraham and his servant woman is the rightful heir to
the promises of Abraham. In other words they are the children of Ishmael
like we Christians are by faith the children of Abraham through Isaac
through Jacob / Israel.

I was collecting data for a presentation tomorrow on Islam on its growth
and spread around the world. From these figures and having background
knowledge of the religion, we come to understand the strategy they are
using successfully i.e. in Britain alone there are almost 6000 who
converted to Islam annually and most among them are women. Knowing Islam,
women are the worst victims of this religion (which is more of a political
system since the 1st Islamic year of their calendar is the year they came
into power) yet we see they manage to deceive them sufficiently to get them
to accept Islam. These people are kept away from the real face of Islam,
the main picture but are shown a trailer which looks like a fairy-tale.

They are told Islam is a religion of peace but are not told this peace
according to them will only come when the whole world accepts Islam, and to
achieve this peace they have to restore to violence.

They do not realize according to Islam almost all woman will not be
eligible to go to paradise since they would not be able to fulfil one of
the necessary 5 pillars of Islam which is keeping the Ramadan. Due to
menstruation they cannot keep the 40 days fast therefore will go to hell.
In fact in their religious books Mohammad states he saw hell full of women.
He also says women have half the brains of a man.

As Muslim men have all the rights, in fact an obligation to beat the women
for the silliest of reasons and it also defines the method of beating.
Mohammad who is projected as one who loved his wives dearly; himself would
beat his wives black and green. One of his wife's skin is stated to have
patches of green due to the beatings. This wife Aisha (whom he married when
she was 6 years old and who he is stated to, 'as loved the most') went to
the level to state that the worst punishment for a woman was to be a Muslim
woman.

You will find not only womanizers but also paedophiles also joining Islam
for it allows polygamy including child marriage. Officially one man can
marry 4 women and can also have relationship with others on contract
basses. They have terms like 'thighing&# 39; (as suggested by Mohammad) for
relationship between a man and a young infant.

It is high time we Christians wake up to this evil called Islam. Even
though we Christians are greater in numbers today and if we continue to
sleep it would not be far we will be completely overtaken and would live in
our own countries as second grade citizens having restricted rights and
paying tax (Zakat) to them so as to be allowed to follow our own belief.

The Lord does not call us to take up arms against them or to restore to any
violence. Violence against Islam is like a wind against a bush fire, it
only helps it to spread. We are called to use weapons like truth, love and
kindness. We are called to educate people on the real face of Islam and for
that we ourselves need to learn for the right people (after being firm
rooted in our own faith so that we do not get deceived). We are called to
reach out of Muslims families and help them so that they see Christ in us
and learn to love Christ.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when You declared the enemy as given unto your people, You declared
the victory. All they needed to do is get into the battle field. Lord, we
are people who walk in Spirit and not in the flesh. Help us to use
spiritual weapons like truth, love and kindness, against this fire called
Islam which is out to burn and destroy your people...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Jeremiah 40 & 41
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Do not worship the Lord in high places

2 Kings 15:3,4 - And he did that which was right in the sight of the 
LORD, according to all that his father Amaziah had done;**Save that the 
high places were not removed: the people sacrificed and burnt incense 
still on the high places.

When I had lacked understanding of scriptures I thought the Lord hated 
the Israelites for worshiping Him is temples made on hills or mountains. 
We see in many religions specially those who are into worshipping 
mythical gods prefer to make their temples on high lands and also their 
'holy' men go into solitary to be with their gods, meditating on 
mountain tops.

Later I realized it was nothing to do with the place or height at which 
they worshipped that God hated but more about the way or whom their 
worshipped.

We see Jesus at times went on mountain tops to spend time with His 
Father. It was not that He preferred mountains, for He also went 
regularly to gardens to spend time with His Father. He simply desired to 
be in nature, away from manmade world to have personal time with His Father.

In Ezekiel 20:28-29 it clearly says these places of worship which the 
Israelites built on hills were places where they kept idols along with 
the typical symbols that God had told them to keep in a place of 
worship. In simple words these high places were places of worship where 
they had fused pagan gods, traditions and beliefs into their way of life 
(what is today called religious harmony).

We see some main stream churches like the Catholics and Orthodox 
Christians are very much into worshipping God in high places. They call 
themselves the original church but do not realize most of their beliefs, 
sacraments and traditions originated not during the time of Jesus or the 
Apostles, but way before that.

One classic example of religious fusion (harmony) is Chrislam which is a 
fusion of Christianity and Islam. These people believe that both the God 
of the Christians and the Allah of the Muslims are the same. Since the 
Quran takes names of people like Noah, Abraham, Ismail, Isaac, Joseph, 
Moses, David, Aaron, Mary and Isa (Jesus) among others, they think both 
the books have common goals. It seems either these people are blind or 
dumb or have not read both the books.

They do not read in the Quran Mohammad states the 'Trinity&# 39; or Godhead 
to be God the Father, Isa (Jesus) and Mary the mother of Isa (Jesus). 
They also do not realize that the Mary of the Quran is supposed to be 
the sister of Moses (mistaken for Miriam). They do not realize that the 
Isa (Jesus) in the Quran is a fictitious character who speaks as a just 
born infant and this Isa in some Aayah (verses) states to have died and 
resurrected but in one Mohammad denies his crucifixion, death and 
resurrection. These are just a few of the crazy things in the Quran. So 
in short the Quran states the Bible is a lie and the Jesus of the Bible 
is no one else but an ordinary prophet who came to glorify Mohammad 
(remember Satan told Jesus to worship him and he would give this world / 
people to him) and yet these foolish Christian accept it. Looks like 
they have compared the photos of God and Allah to state they are the 
same and not their nature or origin as stated in their respective books 
(Allah which means 'The god' was the pagan god Hubal a moon god whom one 
of the 360 gods the pagan Arabs worshipped in the Kaaba, he had 3 
daughters who's names are mentioned in the Satanic Verses).

The same with Catholics, most Catholics do not realize their belief 
states Jesus is not the only way to the Father for Jews and Muslims too 
can go to Heaven even though they reject Jesus Christ as Lord and 
Saviour (sections 836 to 845 of the CCC). They belief the sacrifice of 
Jesus was not sufficient for the salvation of man that is why Mary is 
must for she complemented it and thus she also becomes a way to Heaven. 
They do not realize all the characteristics the Jews gave to a goddess 
Ashtoreth (like Queen of Heaven, Mother of God, Perpetual Virgin etc..) 
and put in the Sanctuary are the same they have given to this spirit who 
claims to be Mary the mother of Jesus, of whom they have made idols and 
lifted up in every church of theirs. They do not know the round wafer 
they call as Eucharistic / Communion symbolizes the sun god due to which 
they have a highly decorated stand which symbolizes the sun god in its 
glory, this was introduced in 1200AD into the RC church and replaced the 
leavened bread. It was the same wafer which Jezebel the pagan high 
priestess broke with her congregation. So we see all those very idols, 
beliefs and traditions that the Israelites did in these high places have 
not disappeared but are still continuing unto this very day.

Jesus said true worshippers will be those people who worship the Father 
in spirit and truth. So let us remove ourselves from high place and 
worship the Lord in spirit and truth.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God. You alone are Truth and Light. Satan who is a 
father of lies and the great deceiver knows if he put black against 
white he would get caught easily therefore put grey against white so as 
to fool people to think they are still in the white. Lord we pray that 
people realize what they think is grey not nothing but black for in your 
Kingdom there is either a YES or NO, White or Black and those who 
standin between draw more wrath from You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ezekiel 20:28-29

28For when I had brought them into the land, for the which I lifted up 
mine hand to give it to them, then they saw every high hill, and all the 
thick trees, and they offered there their sacrifices, and there they 
presented the provocation of their offering: there also they made their 
sweet savour, and poured out there their drink offerings.

29Then I said unto them, What is the high place whereunto ye go? And the 
name thereof is called Bamah unto this day.

Numbers 22:41And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, 
and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might 
see the utmost part of the people.

Ezekiel 36:2Thus saith the Lord GOD; Because the enemy hath said against 
you, Aha, even the ancient high places are ours in possession:

1 Kings 3:4And the king went to Gibeon to sacrifice there; for that was 
the great high place: a thousand burnt offerings did Solomon offer upon 
that altar.

John 4:23But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers 
shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh 
such to worship him.
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Every Promise of God will surely come to pass

Joshua 1:3 - Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that
have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.

The book of Joshua starts with the Lord speaking to Joshua after the death
of Moses. One needs to give due attention to the words of the Lord to
Joshua. The Lord tells Joshua 'that I have given unto you, as I said unto
Moses', and what was that the Lord had promised? The Lord says 'every place
that the sole of your feet shall/has tread upon'.

Yes there were many places the Israelites captured during their journey in
the wilderness but all the places they captured they left and did not stay
back to dwell, leaving for the places on the banks of the river Jordan
which the sons of Joseph insist on dwelling on, but which the Lord did not
desire they do. Even till date all the land which was promised is yet not
under Jewish rule in the natural. Also in his lifetime Moses did not dwell
in any land he captured, so was the promise a failure?

If we see this scripture without its true understanding, we see God did not
fulfil His promise to Moses, but if we see it in its true understanding He
did fulfil it. To understand it we need to get into study of each word.

The Hebrew word 'maqowm&# 39; translated as 'everyplace&# 39; comes from the root
word 'quwm' which means 'rise' or 'standing up', so this word does not
refer to a place but what develops on it, like city, nation or home. It
refers to the people more than the land or an object.

The word 'kaph' translated as 'sole' is mostly translated as 'hand' in the
Bible, but here we see the translators chose the word 'sole' not 'hand'
because how could one say 'hand of your foot!'.

Now, coming to the word 'foot' which is from the Hebrew word 'regel&# 39;
actually refers to the journey and not the feet. So the words 'sole of the
foot' actually means 'hand of your journey' which further means 'the works
of your life'.

So the actual promise of the Lord was the Lord would give Moses all those
people with him and they would be deeply affected by the life of Moses or
the things Moses did and this we see was fulfilled in the life of Moses.

When Moses died the people were so taken up with the loss of Moses that
they grieved for many days and the Lord had to hide his body so that they
do not start to worship or give to honour his corpse. Had God not hid Moses
body, the Jews who call themselves disciples of Moses, they would have
preserved it and would have roamed with it all their lives making it a
relic, worshiping it (like some 'so called Christian' do to dead bodies or
parts of people whom they call saints). Jude expands on this point and puts
it as an incident where the Lord (Angel of God) and Satan fought over the
body of Moses.

Know that our Lord is indeed God and He is a keeper of His Word. Everything
He has promised towards us He surely brings to past. Now what is very
important is that we understand the promises well and we do not assume our
own things, so that we do not have doubts when we see our expectations are
not being fulfilled.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are mighty God, who is Omnipresent. Time is not a factor for You.
Be it past, present of future in all dimensions of time You exist and for
You they all are today. Lord, we know when You chose us, You knew us as
finished products, for You fulfil all that You promise. Open our minds to
understand your promises so that our eyes are truly focused on them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 9:28 - Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we
are Moses' disciples.

Acts 6:11 - Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak
blasphemous words against Moses, and God.

Jude 1:9 - Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he
disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing
accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
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Who is He, what is His Name and His Son's Name?

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?
Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
Who hath bound the waters in a garment?
Who hath established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son's name,
if thou canst tell?

The Lord wants to continue on the topic of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ 
for the knowledge of this is power and eternal life (lets us have 
eternal life John 17:3). Today I may take some strong meat but will try 
to make it as easy as I can (worked on it since 2 days trying to 
simplify it).

People do not give due attention to scriptures therefore do not know who 
Lord Jesus Christ truly is. Christians are not very clear on the Godhead 
/ Trinity and some so called Christians think it is supposed to be a 
mystery forever therefore they avoid taking the pain to try to 
understand. Even people who passed Bible colleges and done multiple 
PhD's on it sadly lack this knowledge.

Most Christians who have converted to Islam have done so mostly on this 
one factor of 'Trinity&# 39;, 3 God's in one and the role of Jesus in it 
(note Mohammad though Trinity means God the Father, Mary the mother and 
Jesus the son). Most Christians make the prime mistake of putting the 
man Jesus as part of the Godhead.

I was just a few minutes back in a FB group where Christians debate with 
Muslims; one Christian said Jesus is God and another said Jesus is not 
God. To this the Muslims took advantage and tried to prey of the weak 
Christians.

The Gospel of John is the best book to know Jesus and we see in this 
book Jesus claims to be 'I AM' (God) and at the same time 'Son of Man' 
and also 'Son of God'. He goes on further to say because He is Son of 
Man the Father gave Him authority to sit on the Judgement seat.

People have problems placing the Lord Jesus Christ as God, Son of God 
and Son of Man. Firstly their confusion starts due to not 
differentiating between God (The Son) and a Son of God, they think both 
are the same; that is why they use the term 'beloved&# 39; (as in John 1:18) 
even though the Greek word means just 'only' (this was of the main 
factors that made a great theologian like Bart Ehrman into an atheist).

Today's message attends to all three identities of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The first sentence "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?" 
speaks of the Man (Son of Man) - Jesus Christ.

If one sees, after Jesus died and resurrected He had yet not completed 
all the sacrifices for the salvation of man. By His resurrection He had 
broken the curse of Hell but He yet had to perform some of the 
sacrifices and most important among them was the last one of sprinkling 
of the blood on Throne of the Holy of Holies; that is why after His 
resurrection He did not allow Mary the Magdalene to touch Him. He told 
her not to touch Him since He had not yet ascended to the Father, but 
later in the evening (after his walk) when He met His disciples He asked 
Thomas to feel the wounds in His hands. We see by the evening of the day 
of His resurrection Jesus Christ has finished all the sacrifices 
including one in which He walks into the wilderness, which also was part 
of the sacrifices needed for the salvation of man according to the book 
of Moses (that is where He met the two people, Cleopas and his friend, 
and broke bread with them). So we see Jesus Christ had ascended to 
Heaven and descended after His resurrection on the same day and then 
again ascended after spending 40days with His disciples.

As Son of Man and due to His righteousness He is set to sit on the 
Throne of Judgment of His flock (of those who believe in Him), to 
separate those who did not keep His Father's Will from those who did 
(those who do not believe in Him are already judged). We need to note in 
His mercy the Father allowed man (Son of Man) to judge man, for had it 
been God judging man none would have survived. But since no man was 
worthy to sit on the Throne of Judgment God the Son came as man and 
fulfilled all conditions to be worthy. After judgment He covers those 
who kept His Father's Will with His righteousness (blood) and makes them 
worthy to come before the Father (enter Heaven).

Coming to the God part, of the Lord Jesus Christ, we read in second last 
sentence "What is His name, and what is His Son's name".

Where people mostly get confused is that they do not realize God the 
Father and Son are one yet both are unique individuals. Picturing this 
according to worldly ways is not possible. Muslims ask is God man to 
have a son?

Jesus attends to this factor very well in the Gospel of John. In John 
1:18 He states 'no one has seen the Father at any time other than the 
(only) Son who was declared from the bosom of the Father'. The Greek 
word translated as bosom literately means creek. It is only when we take 
John 15:26 and

John 16:28 into consideration we can understand John 1:18.

In John 15:26 and John 16:28 Jesus states the Son (God the Son) 
'proceeded from the Father', 'came forth from the Father' and in John 
1:18 He projects God the Father as a mountain and the Son as a part 
existing within the Father as one and yet being an individual.

God is Spirit and the word translated as Son is not to be understood as 
a product as natural man reproduces. It means 'of' or part of. Human man 
is produced / reproduced by birth but spirit man is part of (connected 
to) the human father's spirit and takes birth in the womb of its mother. 
That is why we find scriptures as Abraham' s seeds being in his lion even 
when he had no natural children or in Genesis 5:1-2 God cursing all the 
generations of Adam with the nature of Adam by calling all of them Adam. 
Our seeds include not just our immediate children but also 
grandchildren, great grandchildren and so on.

God the Son is part of God the Father and being part of the Father they 
have the same Spirit that is why we read at times 'Spirit of the Father' 
and sometimes 'Spirit of the Son' (Lord Jesus Christ) even though they 
refer to the same Spirit.

The most complicated part of Jesus Christ, is understanding His identity 
as 'Son of God'. This is not because it is difficult to understand but 
because man has distorted it so much due his lack of understanding.

I will not be able to take this in detail here for this message will 
become many times its length (which is already long). But in simple 
words I will put the term 'Son of God' is to do with the image of God. 
That is why we see Angels are referred as Sons of God and even man 
before he sinned was called Son of God and we read Jesus came to make us 
into Sons of God (John 1:12). That simply means Jesus came to restore 
the image of God back into man, as to what it was before man sinned. 
Jesus does that by first taking away the sin by His sacrifice (playing 
the price) and by His Spirit getting man to overcome the sinful Adam 
nature (by grafting us into His Nature - growing of the Fruits of the 
Holy Spirit).

Let us remember, when we declare the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we 
are not just declaring the Saviour but God (The Son) who humbled Himself 
(Son of God) and came as man Jesus (Son of Man). He overcame sin as man 
and by His sacrifice took away our sins, by His righteousness He 
restores our relation with God and by His Spirit make us back into Sons 
of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a Magnificent God. You are a God of prosperity. You are 
always creating better things and growing in glory. Your wisdom can not 
be comprehended and your ways and not the ways of man. In your Mercy You 
uplift us as You grow from glory to glory. Lord we pray more and more 
may know You and have power in knowing You...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 1:51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 
Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and 
descending upon the Son of man.

John 5:25-27

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

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

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

John 6:61-69

61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said 
unto them, Doth this offend you?

62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the 
words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the 
beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, 
except it were given unto him of my Father.

66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more 
with him.

67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast 
the words of eternal life.

69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the 
living God.

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

Luke 24:13-15

13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called 
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, 
Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

John 20:27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold 
my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be 
not faithless, but believing.

John1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, 
which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

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

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

John 17:1-3, 9, 11-12, 21-24

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify 
thee:

2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give 
eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast 
given me; for they are thine.

11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am 
coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given 
me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

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

21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, 
that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou 
hast sent me.

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

23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and 
that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as 
thou hast loved me.

24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me 
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for 
thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Genesis 5:1-2

1 This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God 
created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

2Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their 
name Adam, in the day when they were created.
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Who is He, what is His Name and His Son's Name?

Proverbs 30:4
Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?
Who hath gathered the wind in his fists?
Who hath bound the waters in a garment?
Who hath established all the ends of the earth?
What is his name, and what is his son's name,
if thou canst tell?

The Lord wants to continue on the topic of knowing the Lord Jesus Christ.

People do not give due attention to scriptures therefore do not know who 
Lord Jesus Christ truly is. Christians are not very clear on the Godhead 
/ Trinity and some so called Christians think it is supposed to be a 
mystery forever therefore they avoid taking the pain to try to understand.

Most Christians who have converted to Islam have done so mostly on this 
one factor of 'Trinity&# 39;, 3 God's in one and the role of Jesus in it 
(Muslims think Trinity is God the Father, Mary the mother and Jesus the 
son). Most Christians make the prime mistake of putting the man Jesus as 
part of the Godhead.

I was just a few minutes back in a FB group where Christians debate with 
Muslims, one Christian said Jesus is God and another said Jesus is not 
God. To this the Muslims took advantage and tried to prey of the weak 
Christians.

The Gospel of John is the best book to know Jesus and we see in this 
book Jesus claims to be 'I AM' (God) and at the same time 'Son of Man' 
and 'Son of God'. He goes on further to say because He is Son of Man the 
Father gave Him authority to sit on the Judgement seat.

People have problems placing the Lord Jesus Christ as God, Son of God 
and Son of Man. Firstly their confusion starts due to not 
differentiating between God (The Son) and a Son of God, they think both 
are the same; that is why they use the term 'beloved&# 39; even though the 
Greek word means just 'only' .

Today's message attends to all three identities of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The first sentence "Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended?" 
speaks of the Man (Son of Man) - Jesus Christ.

If one sees, after Jesus died and resurrected He had yet not completed 
all the sacrifices for the salvation of man. By His resurrection He had 
broken the curse of Hell but He yet had to perform some of the 
sacrifices and most important among them was sprinkling of the blood on 
Throne of the Holy of Holies; that is why after His resurrection He did 
not allow Mary the Magdalene to touch Him. He told her not to touch Him 
since He had not yet ascended to the Father, but later in the evening 
when He met His disciples He asked Thomas to feel the wounds in His 
hands. We see by the evening of the day of His resurrection Jesus Christ 
has finished all the sacrifices including one in which He walks into the 
wilderness, which also was part of the sacrifices needed for the 
salvation of man according to the book of Moses (that is where He met 
the two people, Cleopas and his friend, and broke bread with them). So 
we see Jesus Christ had ascended to Heaven and descended after His 
resurrection on the same day and then again ascended after spending 
40days with His disciples.

As Son of Man and due to His righteousness He is set to sit on the 
Throne of Judgment of His flock (of those who believe in Him), to 
separate those who did not keep His Father's Will from those who did. We 
need to note in His mercy the Father allowed man to judge man and had it 
been God judging man none would have survived. But since no man was 
worthy to sit on the Throne of Judgment God the Son came as man and 
fulfilled all conditions to be worthy.

Coming to the God part, of the Lord Jesus Christ, we read in second last 
sentence "What is His name, and what is His Son's name".

Where people are most get confused is when they do not realize God the 
Father and Son are one yet both are unique individuals. Picturing this 
according to worldly things is not possible. Muslims state is God man to 
have a son?

Jesus attends to this factor very well in the Gospel of John. In John 
1:18 He states no one has seen the Father at any time other than the 
(only) Son who was declared from the bosom of the Father. The Greek word 
translated as bosom literately means creek. It is only when we take John 
15:26 and

John 16:28 into consideration we can understand John 1:18.

In John 15:26 and John 16:28 Jesus states the Son (God the Son) 
proceeded from the Father, came forth from the Father and in John 1:18 
He projects God the Father as a mountain and the Son as a part existing 
within the Father as one and yet being an individual.

God is Spirit and the word translated as Son is not to be understood as 
a product as man reproduces. It means 'of' or part of. Human man is 
produced / reproduced by birth but spirit man is part of (connected to) 
the human father's spirit and takes birth in the womb of its mother. 
That is why we find scriptures as Abraham' s seeds being in his lion even 
when he had no natural children or in Genesis 5:1-3 God cursing all the 
generations of Adam with the nature of Adam by calling all of them Adam. 
Our seeds include not just immediate children but also grandchildren and 
great grandchildren and so on.

God the Son is part of God the Father and being part of the Father they 
have the same Spirit that is why we read at times Spirit of the Father 
and sometimes Spirit of the Son (Lord Jesus Christ) even though they 
refer to the same Spirit.

The most complicated part of Jesus Christ, is understanding His identity 
as 'Son of God'. This is not because it is difficult to understand but 
because man has distorted it so much due his lack of understanding.

I will not be able to take this in detail here for this message will 
become many times its length (which is already long - working on it 
since 2 days trying to simplify it). But in simple words I will put the 
Son of God is to do with the image of God. That is why we see Angels are 
referred as Sons of God and even man before he sinned was called Son of 
God and we also see Jesus came to make us into Sons of God. That simple 
means to restore the image of God back into man, as to what it was 
before man sinned. That Jesus does by taking away the sin by His 
sacrifice and by His Spirit getting man to overcome the sinful Adam 
nature (by grafting us into His Nature - Fruits of the Holy Spirit).

Let us know when we declare the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ we are not 
just declaring the Saviour but God (The Son) who humbled Himself (Son of 
God) and came as man Jesus (Son of Man). He overcame sin as man and by 
His sacrifice took away our sins, by His righteousness He restores our 
relation with God and by His Spirit make us back into Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a Magnificent God. You are a God of prosperity. You are 
always creating better things and growing in glory. Your wisdom can not 
be comprehended and your ways and not the ways of man. In your Mercy You 
uplift us as You grow from glory to glory. Lord we pray more and more 
may know You and have power in knowing You...

We make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 1:51And he saith unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto you, 
Hereafter ye shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and 
descending upon the Son of man.

John 5:26-27

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

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

John 6:61-69

61When Jesus knew in himself that his disciples murmured at it, he said 
unto them, Doth this offend you?

62What and if ye shall see the Son of man ascend up where he was before?

63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the 
words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

64But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the 
beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him.

65And he said, Therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, 
except it were given unto him of my Father.

66From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more 
with him.

67Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?

68Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast 
the words of eternal life.

69And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the 
living God.

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

Luke 24:13-15

13And, behold, two of them went that same day to a village called 
Emmaus, which was from Jerusalem about threescore furlongs.

14And they talked together of all these things which had happened.

15And it came to pass, that, while they communed together and reasoned, 
Jesus himself drew near, and went with them.

John 20:27Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold 
my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be 
not faithless, but believing.

John1:18 - No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, 
which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared him.

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

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

John 17:1-3, 9, 11-12, 21-24

1These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, 
Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify 
thee:

2As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give 
eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.

3And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, 
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

9I pray for them: I pray not for the world, but for them which thou hast 
given me; for they are thine.

11And I am no longer in the world, but they are in the world, and I am 
coming to you. Holy Father, keep them in your name, which you have given 
me, that they may be one, even as we are one.

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

21That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, 
that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou 
hast sent me.

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

23I in them, and thou in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and 
that the world may know that thou hast sent me, and hast loved them, as 
thou hast loved me.

24Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me 
where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for 
thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
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Time

Psalm 90:4 - For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when 
it is past, and as a watch in the night.

One of the most difficult things to understand through scriptures is the 
factor time. The Hebrew word 'shaneh&# 39; which is translated as year in 
today's message simply means a division of time and comes from the root 
word 'shanah&# 39; which means change or second time. So in short this 
division of time was between a set of events that repeated.

In the olden days, time was calculated on the position of the Sun and 
moon and its revolutions (moons revolution around the earth and earth's 
around the Sun and rotation around itself). Though the calculation of 
time was not very accurate but it gave quite a good guideline for 
people. But there are factors which people ignore that effect our 
calculation of time, like the floods at the time of Noah were caused due 
to a great earthquake which shifted the axis of the earth (some claim it 
to be triggered by a large asteroid impact which happened somewhere 
around 17th September - around the time when the Feast of Trumpets which 
symbolizes the coming of Judgement Day is celebrated).

Before the floods the year had 360 days and that is where we get 360 
degrees for a circle. Historians have found the Aztecs, Chinese and 
ancient Hebrew calculated a year as 360 days from before the Noah 
floods. That is why the Aztec Sundial not only reflected time as in of a 
day, but also of month and year. After the floods 5.25 days were added 
to the year by the shifting of the earth axis by 5 degrees (that is why 
we see most mountains ranges are at an angel to the earth's current 
axis). But if one checks in the prophecies of Moses, time is still 
accurately calculated on 360days a year and not 365.25 days year.

The Hebrew word 'ethmowl&# 39; translated as yesterday does not really mean 
the day before but means the time before or the time that is gone.

We need to understand everything that the Lord did in the time before 
were not incidents which we can ignore today. He is telling us they all 
had a purpose not only for that time but also for our future. The Old 
Testament is a shadow and so also is time (things God did as written in 
the Word) a shadow of things to come.

Word of God in the book of Ezekiel the Lord says He will do better 
things from the things He has done before. When one thing is set against 
another or compared against another we get to know somewhat of what that 
new thing would be.

The Lord is telling us not to ignore history but to learn from it. We 
should not repeat the mistakes that our forefather did but learn from 
them. From Adam to Noah to Abraham to Moses to David to people before 
Jesus and those after Jesus including unto Peter, Paul and John, all of 
them made mistakes, none were perfect as Jesus was. Jesus is the one who 
divides time. It is by Him time is set and by Him all things are set in 
time. Today He is telling us to be in His Spirit, His Word and in His 
time, learning what to do and what not to do for the end is like the 
night, of which things are already declared.

Even if we know Judgment Day would come in September (Feast of Trumpets) 
yet Bible does not reveal which year but gives a time period of about 
200years within which it would happen. That is why when God (the Son) 
came as man Jesus, being 100 percent man He had to learn all things 
through scriptures. Learned men, Angels and Holy Spirit helped Him to 
understand scriptures. That is the reason Jesus said He did not know the 
hour (exact day) and is only known to the Father for what God has not 
said no one knows, even Angels in Heaven do not know.

We too like Jesus have learned men, Angels and the Spirit of God to 
minister to us, we may not know the hour the end will come but we can 
know the season and many other things that happen before the end comes. 
Therefore let us be watchful that we do not get consumed by them as 
fruitless trees.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, all things that would affect your people and their salvation have 
been written in your Word. We pray Lord, You give us more and more 
wisdom and open our minds to understand your Word. Help us to understand 
the seasons of the fig tree and not be cursed and destroyed for not 
bearing fruit in its season. We pray You strengthen our hearts that we 
may not make the same mistakes our ancestors did but by your Spirit and 
your Word walk in righteousness. ..

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ezekiel 36:11 - And I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they 
shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old 
estates, and will do better unto you than at your beginnings: and ye 
shall know that I am the LORD.

Revelation 9:1-11

1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto 
the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the 
pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were 
darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.

3And there came out of the smoke locusts upon the earth: and unto them 
was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power.

4And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the 
earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men 
which have not the seal of God in their foreheads.

5And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they 
should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of 
a scorpion, when he striketh a man.

6And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and 
shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.

7And the shapes of the locusts were like unto horses prepared unto 
battle; and on their heads were as it were crowns like gold, and their 
faces were as the faces of men.

8And they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the 
teeth of lions.

9And they had breastplates, as it were breastplates of iron; and the 
sound of their wings was as the sound of chariots of many horses running 
to battle.

10And they had tails like unto scorpions, and there were stings in their 
tails: and their power was to hurt men five months.

11And they had a king over them, which is the angel of the bottomless 
pit, whose name in the Hebrew tongue is Abaddon, but in the Greek tongue 
hath his name Apollyon.

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Preserve my soul O Lord

Psalm 86: 1,2 - Bow down thine ear, O LORD, hear me: for I am poor and 
needy. Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant 
that trusteth in thee.

Two days back I got the same message Psalm 86 and I did not know what to 
write, my mind was not focused. I was not getting to what the Lord 
wanted to say. Today as I sat down making my mind that I will surely 
write today, things started to flow.

People have a wrong thinking that to be a Christian one has to be a good 
person, or that all Christian are people who are holy and do not sin or 
make mistakes.

We need to understand Christians are people who at one time in their 
live had no hope and had found hope in Christ. They are people who being 
aware that God is Holy and nothing unholy can dwell before Him in 
Heaven; therefore to go to Heaven they needed to change their lives and 
they knew by their own efforts it was impossible to be good or be holy.

Christians are people who know that Christ is the only way by which 
their lives can change and thus they hold on to Christ and reject the 
life they have been living. This is not simple thing but a day to day 
battle where the person does not fight evil but battles to hold on to good.

Other religions all give the call to fight evil to overcome evil. Some 
will target the evil spirit and others the person who in weak and in 
whom evil dwells. Christ is the only one who says to overcome evil come 
to me for I have overcome it. We Christian in spirit actually battle our 
own selves and not anyone or anything else. When the Bible gives a call 
to fight evil it does not tell us to go out and hunt where all Satan 
dwells and to battle him. It tell us to fight him within us and thus to 
have the light which Christ showed us.

As Christians we have one part which wants to hold on to Christ and to 
be like Him, and the other part that tells to surrender to the desires 
of the flesh and to vanity.

We should also not have the crazy idea that Christians are perfect 
beings the day they are Born-again and start attending Church. Let me 
put this in picture. Let us imagine 3 white clothes, one which is old or 
dull white but does not have any stain on it, second cloth which is 
average white but has a few stains on it, the third bright, shining 
white but has big, dark, black patches on it.

If we ask any person which of them would they consider clean, the first, 
second or third? I am sure all would say first even though it may seem a 
little dull but since it does not have any spots, stains or black 
patches on it, it would be considered clean compared to the others. And 
if we ask which is the dirties? It would be the third cloth, for even 
though part of it shines very bright white, yet the big dark black 
patches would fail it.

Our good works is the clean brightness and our sins are the stains. Even 
if we die doing good works yet we would not be considered good for our 
sins would out do our good works.

God alone has the power to forgive and He does not just write off evil, 
someone has to pay the prize for sin. God is not man to take back His 
Word, if He has said it; it has to come to pass. That is why Jesus 
Christ had to drink the cup of the wrath of God for our sake. He did not 
fear the suffering He went through in the flesh for these were written 
in the book of Psalms and Isaiah. As man blessed with wisdom of God He 
studied them and had a clear understanding of them. That is why He spoke 
of it many a times before. But when the time came for Him to drink of 
the cup of God's wrath He trebled. Even though He was perfect and fully 
able in all things as man yet He Himself could not comprehend the wrath 
of God, being forsaken by His Heavenly Father therefore struggled in the 
Garden of Gethsemane. It was His obedience and His love for us that at 
last caused His to drink of the cup.

Today we Christians can go boldly before God not because of our good 
works but because Christ has covered our stains with His whiteness and 
caused us to be without stains. But our baptism in Him our stains are 
removed and by our baptism in the Holy Spirit we are made white, 
brighter day by day. No doubt good works are part of our lives but these 
are not those we take credit for but those which the Spirit of God whom 
we have received through Jesus Christ, who helps us to do.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, when we heard your voice a desire for life came into us and to 
love eternally we knew we have to dwell in your Holy presence in Heaven. 
But Lord our sin became iron chains that bound us and prevented us from 
coming to You. By your Son, You Lord made a way to set us free from our 
iron chains and by your Spirit You lead us unto You. We thank You Lord 
for the sacrifice of your Son and for your Spirit. Let your light shine 
in us so that others may hear your call and come to You through Jesus 
Christ your Son...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 2:11-22

Mark 14:33-36

33And he taketh with him Peter and James and John, and began to be sore 
amazed, and to be very heavy;

34And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry 
ye here, and watch.

35And he went forward a little, and fell on the ground, and prayed that, 
if it were possible, the hour might pass from him.

36And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto thee; take 
away this cup from me: nevertheless not what I will, but what thou wilt.

Luke 22:41-44

41And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, 
and prayed,

42Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: 
nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done.

43And there appeared an angel unto him from heaven, strengthening him.

44And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as 
it were great drops of blood falling down to the ground.

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Prayer of David

Psalm 86

Just 2 days back I was in discussion with some Orthodox Christians on the
identity of who Jesus is. One person insisted Jesus was 100 percent Divine
(God) and 100 percent human at the same time. We debated on this for some
time and soon the admin of that group (who was also an orthodox Christian)
removed me from the group without giving me a change to bring the
discussion to conclusion.

If one reads Hindu mythology, one would see Hindu gods or devas or bhagwans
(man-gods) who are humans having divine powers. They at times have human
deficiencies and at times nothing can affect them. They can be injured and
can even die like humans, but yet they are called gods. They also have the
ability to comeback as another human or in another form of life, keeping
the divine nature yet taking the mortal form which is known as incarnation.
These are nothing but human thinking or imagination which lacks wisdom of
God.

This understanding is not restricted to only Hindus even Greek and Roman
and even Christians who lack wisdom of God have given such characteristics
to Jesus Christ. They lack knowledge of who Jesus Christ is therefore have
made Him a demigod like one of the figures of Hindu or Greek mythology.

It is not only Orthodox Christians that have this problem but also
Catholics, for this is originally a Catholic understanding (which follows
Nicolaitans teachings) that Jesus Christ was a demigod, both God and man on
earth. John says those who deny Jesus Christ was 100 percent man on earth
is a spirit that is not from God but have (influenced by) the spirit of the
Antichrist. What causes confusion to most is that we all know that Jesus
Christ was God (The Son), so how do we put that into picture this
understanding and yet not deny Jesus Christ was 100 percent man?

Firstly people do not have the basic understanding of why Jesus became our
sacrifice. Most Christians think He died on the cross to defeat Satan and
save us from him.

Brothers and sisters in Christ, God did not need to humble Himself, come as
man and be a sacrifice to save us from Satan who was created by Him. Jesus
being man stood between God and man, He became our sacrifice to remove the
wrath of God on man by taking the sin of man on Himself, drinking the cup
of the wrath of God and thus made peace between God and man that is why the
curtain between God and man was torn. He did not leave His glory in the
Heavens and became human to defeat Satan or to fight him. God is God
Almighty, Omnipotent who created this universe by just a word can crush
Satan by just a rebuke from His mouth; scriptures say Satan trembles just
by the knowledge of Him and by His Name Satan crumbles.

Genesis 3: 15 - And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and
between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt
bruise his heel.

The words ‘bruise’ used in ‘bruise thy head’ and ‘bruise’ in ‘bruise his
heel’ if one checks the Hebrew text is not the same. The words are ‘crush
thy head’ and ‘strike thy heel’ also the Hebrew word ‘aqeb’ translated as
heel also means footsteps and comes from the root word ‘aqab’ meaning stay.
The words ‘strike his heel’ actually means Satan will cause problems or
trouble in the life of mankind.

Understand Jesus as man died for us not to defeat Satan but to save man
from God and to open the doors of Heaven which was shut for us. God desired
that man who is lower than Angels defeats Satan but He also knew man would
not be able to do so by himself therefore Jesus made available His Spirit
for man. It is the Spirit of God who opens the knowledge and understanding
of the Kingdom of God to man so as to bring back the Fruit of Truth which
man lost in the Garden of Eden by eating the fruit of doubt of the Tree of
Good and Bad.

If we read scriptures, when Jesus comes back the Angels with Him are none
other than those who are among the 1st resurrection, whom the Bible also
calls as the ‘Elect’. They along with Jesus Christ declare the Name of the
Lord, who Christ is and it is written all things in Heaven, earth and
levels below bow to the Name. Everything natural ceases to exist, evil and
death is destroyed and thus comes the Kingdom of God where God dwells with
(spirit) man.

When we say Jesus or Jesus Christ or Lord Jesus Christ we declare different
aspects of Him even though they all point to the same person. We need to
always remember when Jesus said ‘rejoice for I have overcome’ He was not
deceiving man by being a demigod or God and man and claiming to have
overcome sin, but said this for He being 100 percent man in the flesh had
overcome sin and thus became an example (cornerstone) for man on how to
overcome sin (through His Spirit). He in short enabled man to defeat Satan,
so it is we who will crush the head of Satan.

Why did I take this topic in today’s message which is Psalm 86? What has
the prayer of David to do with this topic?

If one studies this Psalm well one will realize David was not praying to
anyone else than God the Son whom we know as Lord Jesus Christ.

Let us become overcomers by coming to the true knowledge of who the Lord
Jesus Christ is and bring Satan to his knees and crush his head. That is
not by only doing Bible study but also by our living His Word, because
Truth is only understood when it is lived.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, we pray the fruit of doubt which our ancestors ate in the Garden of
Eden may be totally and completely taken away from us and that we quickly
receive back the Fruit of Truth through the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit we
pray You open our minds and bring us to the knowledge of Lord Jesus Christ
that we may overcome every area of our lives and thus become His Bride
ready for His coming...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Psalm 86

1 Bow down thine ear [give audience], O LORD, hear me: for I am poor
[afflicted] and needy.

2 Preserve my soul; for I am holy: O thou my God, save thy servant that
trusteth in thee.

3 Be merciful unto me, O Lord: for I cry unto thee daily.

4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for unto thee, O Lord, do I lift up my
soul.

5 For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy
unto all them that call upon thee.

6 Give ear, O LORD, unto my prayer; and attend to the voice of my
supplications.

7 In the day of my trouble I will call upon thee: for thou wilt answer me.

8 Among the Gods [Elohim] there is none like unto thee, O Lord; neither
are there any works like unto thy works.

9 All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O
Lord; and shall glorify thy name.

10 For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.

11 Teach me thy way, O LORD; I will walk in thy truth: unite my heart to
fear thy name.

12 I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will
glorify thy name for evermore.

13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from
the lowest hell.

14 O God, the proud are risen against me, and the assemblies of violent
men have sought after my soul; and have not set thee before them.

15 But thou, O Lord, art a God full of compassion, and gracious,
longsuffering, and plenteous in mercy and truth.

16 O turn unto me, and have mercy upon me; give thy strength unto thy
servant, and save the son of thine handmaid.

17 Shew me a token for good; that they which hate me may see it, and be
ashamed: because thou, LORD, hast holpen me, and comforted me.

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

2 John 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not
that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an
antichrist.

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have
peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have
overcome the world.

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Touch the hem of His garment

Luke 8: 43,44And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which 
had spent all her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of 
any, Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and 
immediately her issue of blood stanched.

There was a historian who did study on who this woman was from secure 
historical documents, and that it of great interest to note the facts he 
had collected. He shared that this woman was a Roman widow of a very 
senior Roman army official whose only child was also taken from her 
because of the sickness which she suffered. This sickness was not only 
considered unclean by the Jews but also by the Romans and was called a 
curse of goddess by them. Even today in these modern ages in countries 
like India in many religions people consider the menstruation period of 
a woman as unclean. Hindu women are not allowed to go in the kitchen or 
do any work that is personal to anyone; they are made to sleep 
separately far from the other house members during this period. I know 
of a family that sent the daughter-in- law to her mother's place during 
her periods. The sons were engineers, all highly educated yet like fools 
followed or tolerated these customs. I use a term 'the educated 
illiterate&# 39; for such people. They study but have no understanding of 
what they studied.

In today's message there is something very particular the woman did 
which shows that she was not a Jew and what she really did was something 
so very important which I did not hear any preacher preach or read any 
teaching touching this.

Some religions have some symbols connected with their dressing like a 
Muslim has to grow his beard and dress in a particular fashion, 
specially the women of this community, for all this is written in detail 
in their Hadiths; similarly a Sikh has to wear a turban and carry some 
other objects always on him or her (even women fully dedicated to the 
religion wear turbans, carry a dragger and do certain religious duties).

Similarly the Jews too had something that was unique to their dressing 
for it was instructed by the Lord in the book of Moses. The Lord had 
commanded ever Jew to have a blue hem at the border of their garments. 
This hem became their identity and proclaimed to the world that this 
person was a Jew.

The Lord had commanded them to put the blue lace cloth to the border of 
their clothes as a reminder that they are keepers of the Law of God and 
a holy nation. When the woman touched the hem of Jesus she had touched 
His identity as to who He was, that is why she managed to draw power 
from Jesus without His knowledge.

This woman showed us how there is power in touching the identity who 
Jesus is, we do not need to touch any blue bordered cloth today for we 
are spiritual people; what we need to touch is the knowledge of who 
Jesus is, for there is power in the Name of Jesus (nature/ character, 
who Jesus is). We have power not speaking the word 'Jesus&# 39; but only in 
the knowledge of who He is.

This incident is a very good example to show us the 100 percent human 
factor of Jesus. We see Jesus was like any other human but since He was 
Christ, a man who walked in Spirit, He could feel in Spirit what was 
happening to Him.

When God the Son humbled Himself and came as man, He truly became 100 
percent man. The godly powers He had was not because He was God who 
humbled Himself and became man, but only because the Spirit of God was 
on Him and the image of God was perfect in Him thus He had authority in 
the Lord (Father). We too can do all those things which Jesus did if we 
have the Spirit of God on us and we become more and more Sons of God. 
That is why Jesus says one day when grow in Spirit we will do greater 
things than He did, not that we will be greater than Jesus but since 
Jesus did things that were necessary and would glorify only the Father 
and not Himself. As the end come there would be many things which we 
would need to do that would be greater manifestation of the glory of God 
than the things Jesus did.

But as Son of Man Jesus did one thing that benefits whole mankind (only 
those who believe in Him) and that is as man He had victory over sin and 
death, opened the doors of Heaven for us and by His sacrifice He made 
peace between God and man so that we receive His Spirit and may also 
have a share in His victory.

[Prayer Starter]

Father God, You said in your Word your righteous will walk in power and 
authority for You will fulfil the desires of his or her heart. Lord we 
pray we walk more and more sturdily in your Word with the help of your 
Spirit so that we become more and more mature Sons and have power and 
authority to heal and protect your people, and give glory unto You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 8:43-48

43And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, which had spent all 
her living upon physicians, neither could be healed of any,

44Came behind him, and touched the border of his garment: and 
immediately her issue of blood stanched.

45And Jesus said, Who touched me? When all denied, Peter and they that 
were with him said, Master, the multitude throng thee and press thee, 
and sayest thou, Who touched me?

46And Jesus said, Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue 
is gone out of me.

47And when the woman saw that she was not hid, she came trembling, and 
falling down before him, she declared unto him before all the people for 
what cause she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately.

48And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath 
made thee whole; go in peace.

Numbers 15:38-40

38Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them 
fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, 
and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

39And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and 
remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek 
not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a 
whoring:

40That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto 
your God.

John 14:12 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, 
the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall 
he do; because I go unto my Father.
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God uses drip irrigation

Psalm 69:13 - But as for me, my prayer is unto thee, O LORD, in an 
acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of thy mercy hear me, in the 
truth of thy salvation.

Some days back at one of my classes I was teaching Psalm 104 in depth 
and we learned something very beautiful in verse 13

Psalm 104:13 - He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is 
satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

The actual meaning of the verse is

Psalm 104:13 - He irrigates the mountain [symbolizing Truth] from his 
dwelling place: the nations are satisfied with the fruit of thy works.

It literally shows how God builds us and brings us to the knowledge of 
His Truth, the Lord compares this process to a farmer who nurtures a plant.

Water, soil, light and air (nutrients) are must for any plant to grow. 
Soil in which we are rooted in is the Fruits of the Holy Spirit like 
love, faith etc, air is His Spirit, light His mercy and water the 
knowledge of His Truth. Although every farmer loves his plants, no 
farmer pours lots of water over the plant thinking it would grow faster. 
Every farmer knows if there is too much water and roots not strong the 
plant will get destroyed. If a plant dwells near a river and if its 
roots are not spread well and the soil loose then that plant can be 
uprooted by the flow of water. The very thing that gives it life can 
cause it to be destroyed.

God in His wisdom knowing man, did not reveal His Truth fully to man; He 
knew with the state of the heart of man the knowledge of His Truth could 
destroy man. That is why over the hundreds of years God has been 
revealing slowly the things hidden from man and at the same time has 
been building man to be in a state to receive it. It is not that there 
have been people between this time period who did not have great 
understanding of the Kingdom of God, they did, but God also saw that man 
did not understand these people and hardened the hearts (hardened 
further that which was hard in the first place) of the people around so 
that they heard or saw and did not understand.

God is telling us since we are not strongly rooted in the Fruits of the 
Holy Spirit therefore the Lord took caution with us as He reveals the 
knowledge and understanding of His Kingdom. One thing I have seen in 
life, people may look very nice on the outside, may be doing great work 
for the Kingdom of God and having great anointing yet God seeing their 
hearts and hides things from them, but then there would be some who may 
be making mistakes and even falling at times but yet God values their 
hearts very much and therefore opens the windows of Heaven to them 
according to their calling. Understand when the Lord says His Word will 
judge us on Judgment Day, that means according to the understanding we 
have in us we will be Judged. Therefore the more we come to the 
knowledge of the Truth the more we are expected to walk in the ways of 
the Lord.

God is telling us if we desire to know more about God and His Kingdom 
let us change our hearts and root ourselves strongly to the Fruits of 
the Holy Spirit and once we are rooted firmly then we will see streams 
of knowledge and understanding coming our way.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a loving God who primarily desires to save your people. By 
your wisdom You release and hold back things from man. You know even the 
things that are good can be cause for destruction if not given in right 
proportion according to the state of that person. Lord we pray not that 
You open the windows of Heaven to us but pray You change our hearts so 
that the windows of Heaven would be open to us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Samuel 3:11Then the LORD said to Samuel: "Behold, I will do something 
in Israel at which both ears of everyone who hears it will tingle.

Deuteronomy 29:4"Yet the LORD has not given you a heart to perceive and 
eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.

Jeremiah 5:21-24

21'Hear this now, O foolish people, Without understanding, Who have eyes 
and see not, And who have ears and hear not:

22Do you not fear Me?' says the LORD. 'Will you not tremble at My 
presence, Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea, By a 
perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it? And though its waves 
toss to and fro, Yet they cannot prevail; Though they roar, yet they 
cannot pass over it.

23But this people has a defiant and rebellious heart; They have revolted 
and departed.

24They do not say in their heart, "Let us now fear the LORD our God, Who 
gives rain, both the former and the latter, in its season. He reserves 
for us the appointed weeks of the harvest."

Psalms 115:1-8

1Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, But to Your name give glory, Because 
of Your mercy, Because of Your truth.

2Why should the Gentiles say, "So where is their God?"

3But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases.

4Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men's hands.

5They have mouths, but they do not speak; Eyes they have, but they do 
not see;

6They have ears, but they do not hear; Noses they have, but they do not 
smell;

7They have hands, but they do not handle; Feet they have, but they do 
not walk; Nor do they mutter through their throat.

8Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them.

2 Corinthians 12:5-7

5Of such a one I will boast; yet of myself I will not boast, except in 
my infirmities.

6For though I might desire to boast, I will not be a fool; for I will 
speak the truth. But I refrain, lest anyone should think of me above 
what he sees me to be or hears from me.

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

Hebrew 5:11-14; 6:1

11Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye 
are dull of hearing.

12For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one 
teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and 
are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

13For every one that useth milk is unskilful in the word of 
righteousness: for he is a babe.

14But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who 
by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go 
on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from 
dead works, and of faith toward God,

Philippians 3:15Let us therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded: 
and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this 
unto you.

Isaiah 30:18-22

18Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you; And 
therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you. For the 
LORD is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.

19For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem; You shall weep no 
more. He will be very gracious to you at the sound of your cry; When He 
hears it, He will answer you.

20And though the Lord gives you The bread of adversity and the water of 
affliction, Yet your teachers will not be moved into a corner anymore, 
But your eyes shall see your teachers.

21Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk 
in it," Whenever you turn to the right hand Or whenever you turn to the 
left.

22You will also defile the covering of your graven images of silver, And 
the ornament of your molded images of gold. You will throw them away as 
an unclean thing; You will say to them, "Get away!"
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The Apocrypha of the Jews

Esther 9:12 - And the king said unto Esther the queen, The Jews have 
slain and destroyed five hundred men in Shushan the palace, and the ten 
sons of Haman; what have they done in the rest of the king's provinces? 
now what is thy petition? and it shall be granted thee: or what is thy 
request further? and it shall be done.

Of one knows the Bible the books which the Catholics claim as part of 
the Bible like Maccabees I and II, Tobit, Judith, Wisdom of Solomon, 
Sirach etc. these were never considered as canon (scripture), by early 
Church father or even by the Catholic Church right up to 1400AD. It was 
after people started studying scriptures and started questioning the 
traditions of the Catholic Church that the Catholic Church started 
claiming these books to be part of the books that are considered as 
scriptures. No doubt these books were read as references by early Church 
fathers but never given the status of canon. It was the Catholic Church 
that canonized these books in 1400AD just to justify their manmade 
traditions and beliefs.

People are also not aware even the Jews did the same thing.

The Old Testament we have has 39 books but during the time of Jesus 
there were only 38 books in them. In 1947 one of the greatest Biblical 
discoveries were made, they found what is today called the Dead Sea 
Scrolls. These are a collection of books from 150BC to 70AD which were 
sealed in various caves on the banks of the Dead Sea. This collection of 
manuscripts included the whole of the Old Testament translated in 
Aramaic. In this collection the book of Esther was missing.

Theologians have tried to justify the 66 books in the Bible based on the 
book of Isaiah. The book of Isaiah has 66 verses but if one looks 
carefully one will see the 65th and the 66th chapters give the same 
prophecy / contents about New Heavens / New Nation (translated as earth) 
being the Throne of God (New Jerusalem) and rebuking of the hypocrites 
(rebellious people).

People may now think should we remove the book of Esther? If we see 
Esther is not a book of faith for no Christian belief has any root in 
the book of Esther. The Jews have some traditions rooted in this book 
therefore gave it importance. For us Christians it is more a historical 
book that includes the testimony of a woman called Esther and how by her 
faith, determination and dedication towards God and His people saved the 
lives of the Jewish nation. These people later rejected Christ and 
although saved from earthly destruction would not be spared for eternal 
destruction. The Bible does say at the end some of the Jews will turn to 
the Lord Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Lord and Saviour, but that 
would be the state of people of every religion, for it is written in the 
end days the grace of the Lord will be abundant and His Spirit will be 
poured on many such that many will come to the knowledge of Him and His 
glory will increase throughout this world before the false prophet comes.

Today's message the Lord tells us to look back and take example from the 
life of this simple woman named Esther and how He worked wonders through 
this simple woman and did what was impossible to even thousands of men. 
What God wants from us today is total faith in Him. He wants us to be 
part of His vision and it is only when we are part of His vision will we 
have determination and dedication to hold on to His Word for His Word is 
the footprint for the salvation of mankind.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You do not desire great things from us but have just simple 
expectations of holding on to You and your instructions, and it is You 
Lord who will do great things from those who do so. Lord, we pray that 
your Word be always before our eyes and we have a heart for your people 
and You seated on the throne of your heart and You be glorified through 
us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 2:1-7

1And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;

2Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, 
according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now 
worketh in the children of disobedience:

3Among whom also we all had our conversation in times past in the lusts 
of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind; and 
were by nature the children of wrath, even as others.

4But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, 
(by grace ye are saved;)

6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly 
places in Christ Jesus:

7That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his 
grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.
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Man, who is your King?

1 Samuel 10:19-24

19 And ye have this day rejected your God, who himself saved you out of 
all your adversities and your tribulations; and ye have said unto him, 
Nay, but set a king over us. Now therefore present yourselves before the 
LORD by your tribes, and by your thousands.

20And when Samuel had caused all the tribes of Israel to come near, the 
tribe of Benjamin was taken.

21When he had caused the tribe of Benjamin to come near by their 
families, the family of Matri was taken, and Saul the son of Kish was 
taken: and when they sought him, he could not be found.

22Therefore they enquired of the LORD further, if the man should yet 
come thither. And the LORD answered, Behold, he hath hid himself among 
the stuff.

23And they ran and fetched him thence: and when he stood among the 
people, he was higher than any of the people from his shoulders and upward.

24And Samuel said to all the people, See ye him whom the LORD hath 
chosen, that there is none like him among all the people? And all the 
people shouted, and said, God save the king.

When a building is in dire state very few people see the problem in the 
RCC structure, like pillars and beams, most people look at the cracks in 
the walls to determine the state of the building. Cracks in the walls do 
not necessarily mean the building will fall, but when the pillars and 
beams start to fail then the cracks will surely develop. In the start 
they may be hairline cracks, but mostly the collapsing happens so very 
fast that at times they leave very little time for the people dwelling 
in the building to evacuate, only a person having a keen sense of 
observation and knowledge of the field would know exactly how much time 
that building would stand or which part will collapse first.

Today we see Christianity spreading at a very high speed and many people 
coming to the knowledge of the True God and His Christ. Every person 
knows as a building starts growing the foundation starts getting really 
tested. People are happy when they see the Church growing but many do 
not see that its structural frame and foundation is not very strong to 
stand great load.

People may think the splitting of the Church into denominations is 
something very bad that happened to the Church. But only when one knows 
the wisdom of God, one will realize if it was not for various 
denominations the Church would not have lasted this long.

In today's message we see the Lord selected a person like Saul to lead 
His people as king when they rejected Him as King. Even though Saul was 
the best among all the Israelites at that time, we all know how Saul 
really was inside, but had it not been for a person like Saul being king 
then David would not have been the David we know. It took a person like 
Saul to have a hand in the moulding of David and making his heart 
according to the Lord's. If Saul had continued to be king of the people 
and had David not come into the picture the Israelites would not have 
lasted long and maybe not survived at all. So we see as much David was 
necessary for Israel, so also Saul was necessary for David.

Today due to denominations the Churches are growing in the horizontal 
direction that is why it exists and is able to grow. Had the Believer 
Church been united as one and been at the spiritual level it is today, 
it would have surely collapsed this growth.

Today the state of spiritual growth of our Churches is very bad and not 
strong to last the rate of growth it is experiencing, or will 
experience. There is a very urgent need to strengthen the structural 
foundation and structural frame of the Church and very, very few people 
are noticing it and even fewer at doing something about it.

The very basic understandings of the Church are not surefooted or firm. 
They are all on shaky grounds or on false understanding. Even though 
Believers came out of the Catholic Church yet they carried with them 
many traditions and teachings of that Church, so the mark of the Beast 
continued on the people.

Very, very few Christ know who their King is and who their King of Kings 
is. If they do not know who leads them, then who are they following? 
This is the very reason at certain stage most land up following some man 
who comes in the name of the Lord.

Church, it is time the Elders and Leaders of the various Churches wakeup 
and test their every belief with the Word of God and see if it is 
founded on a firm foundation or not. People think they know the Bible in 
and out and there is no need to set a team of people apart to research 
and strengthen the Church's foundation like Paul did with a group of 
people even though he was highly mature in the knowledge and 
understanding of the things of the Kingdom of God for he really knew 
what he knew was very little.

We need to strengthen our foundation at a very emergency note for it to 
stand the test the things that are to come.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, even though we are growing and the harvest is indeed coming in, 
yet Lord the people who are the hem of running things are themselves not 
on a firm foundation. They lack the knowledge and understanding of your 
Kingdom. When they themselves are shaky then how are they to be Pastors 
/ Shepherds to led the flock to green pastures? Heal your Bride Lord 
bring people and open doors for people who would strengthen your House...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 6:47-49

47"Whoever comes to Me, and hears My sayings and does them, I will show 
you whom he is like:

48"He is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid the 
foundation on the rock. And when the flood arose, the stream beat 
vehemently against that house, and could not shake it, for it was 
founded on the rock.

49"But he who heard and did nothing is like a man who built a house on 
the earth without a foundation, against which the stream beat 
vehemently; and immediately it fell. And the ruin of that house was great."

2 Timothy 4:9-13

9 Be diligent to come to me quickly;

10for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has 
departed for Thessalonica -Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia.

11Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is 
useful to me for ministry.

12And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus.

13Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come - and 
the books, especially the parchments.

1 Corinthians 13:9-12

9For we know in part and we prophesy in part.

10But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part 
will be done away.

11When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I 
thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

12For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know 
in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
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Summer and winter shall be upon them

Isaiah 18:6,7 - They shall be left together unto the fowls of the 
mountains, and to the beasts of the earth: and the fowls shall summer 
upon them, and all the beasts of the earth shall winter upon them. In 
that time shall the present be brought unto the LORD of hosts of a 
people scattered and peeled, and from a people terrible from their 
beginning hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden under foot, whose 
land the rivers have spoiled, to the place of the name of the LORD of 
hosts, the mount Zion.

Before I get to the message let me expound some important words.

The word translated as mountains is actually meaning hills, which 
symbolizes worldly understanding.

The word translated as fowls comes from the root word which means to 
shriek or rush greedily symbolizing here as people who blindly desire 
more and more blessings from God, but do not desire God.

The word translated as beast comes from the root word which means mute, 
symbolizing here as people who know the Will of God, but still do not do 
it thus go against His Will. In spiritual world there is do or do not, 
yes or no but no in-between, the in-between are considered as no.

About 3 days back we had received a message about Ethiopia (black people 
who have hardened their hearts against God). In between we received 2 
messages one of people who follow Men of God but not God and the other 
who follow traditions of man in the name of the Lord. Both these do not 
follow God but yet think they do so.

Today God is continuing the message specifying Ethiopia into two 
categories of people. He puts them as those a lot who blinded themselves 
to receive and receive blessings from God but do not want God (which 
means His Nature). The other lot the Lord puts as people who have been 
blessed with knowledge of God yet do not do the Will of God. They are 
the people who think I will pray and things will be alright.

Praying is important for it opens doors but God does not desire people 
who just pray but people who also do His Will. Jesus said you will enter 
His Father's house because you kept His Father's Will, not because you 
prayed to His Father. Jesus gave us a mission to preach, heal and 
deliver people in this praying is not listed. Praying allows us to do 
the mission easier but praying is not the mission. If we do not pray we 
will struggle and come across great hurdles in doing the mission, so 
prayer is indeed important to do the mission.

Since these few days we have seen extreme climate one part of the world 
experience very high temperatures and the other very low temperatures. 
Things we never thought of, are been seen today.

Today again God is telling these people who have hardened their hearts 
against Him to repent and seek Him (His Nature) not just His blessings. 
He also telling the mute spectators on whom winter is set, to abide by 
His Will and not be just spectators but doers of His Will. Remember as 
much more you are blessed with that much more is expected of you in the 
Kingdom of God.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a loving Father who chastises not out of anger but out of 
love. For You do not consume your children but keep them from being 
consumed by vanity. Father we pray for change in their hearts and your 
abundant grace in their lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 7:21-23

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

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

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

Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, 
and all these things shall be added to you.

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The Wall of Traditions

Psalms 119:104 - Through thy precepts (statutes) I get understanding: 
therefore I hate every false way.

One of the biggest walls that stand between man and His God is the wall 
of tradition. Religions are manmade and all religions stand on the basis 
of traditions. If it were not for traditions there would not be any 
religion.

What is tradition?

In a nut shell it is a deed or understanding that is passed down from 
generation to generation. That means if a person does or follows 'A' 
thing and others follow it over a long period of time, then that 'A' 
thing becomes tradition.

One may question all teachings, including the teachings of Jesus have 
been passed down from generations and also Jesus too commanded to do 
certain things so does those not become tradition?

This is where most people miss the bus.

In the Bible from Genesis to Revelation there are many things which the 
Lord commanded us to do as custom and pass them from generation to 
generation and none of these are traditions but all of them are 
statutes. There is a big difference between statutes and traditions 
although both are customs yet they differ a lot.

Statutes are things that are done which bring understanding. In the 
Bible the Lord commanded us to do statutes for the reason we come to the 
understanding behind them and after we come to the understanding the 
things we do in the natural are not necessary for now the spiritual 
understanding takes over. Like the feasts which we are commanded to 
celebrate by the Lord were traditions and they commanded for the purpose 
to understand things concerning Christ. Does that mean now that we know 
the true Passover we are not supposed to celebrate Resurrection Sunday? No.

Understand, statutes were given for the children of Israel. That does 
not mean the Jews but those who are people of God and are spiritually 
immature, growing in the Lord. That means until all mature and get its 
understanding till then we need to keep celebrating the feasts, in short 
as we grow in the Lord we celebrate less for ourselves and more for others.

Traditions on the other hand are like bonds that compel the person to do 
things in the natural while blinding our spirit from understanding what 
or why we are doing it. That is why they become a growing wall between 
us and the Kingdom of God. They blind us so much that even though they 
go against the written Word of God yet we continue them just because 
they are handed over unto us in the name of the Lord.

There are people who try to give meaning to traditions and make it 
difficult to distinguish between statutes and traditions. There is a 
simple ruler to test between statutes and traditions. If anything we do 
in the name of the Lord does not help us grow in true knowledge and 
understanding of the Kingdom of God and in relationship with the Lord 
then that is a tradition and not statutes. That is why even statutes 
given by the Lord we can make them into traditions by concentrating on 
the natural more than the spiritual. Traditions make man religious and 
statutes make him spiritual.

Today's message asks us to discern all things that we do or receive in 
the name of the Lord, for exercising discernment is a sign of maturity.

[Prayer Starter]

Father God, You called us as children and You gave us your Spirit so 
that we can mature into Sons. Lord we pray that the bonds of traditions 
that Satan has put around your people may be broken and they may be set 
free and allowed to grow in spirit and mature into Sons. May they keep 
your Word in Spirit and not in the letter...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 12:24-27

24"And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your 
sons forever.

25"It will come to pass when you come to the land which the LORD will 
give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service.

26"And it shall be, when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by 
this service?'

27"that you shall say, 'It is the Passover sacrifice of the LORD, who 
passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck 
the Egyptians and delivered our households.&# 39;" So the people bowed their 
heads and worshiped.

Leviticus 18:1-5

1Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

2"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'I am the LORD your God.

3 'According to the doings of the land of Egypt, where you dwelt, you 
shall not do; and according to the doings of the land of Canaan, where I 
am bringing you, you shall not do; nor shall you walk in their ordinances.

4'You shall observe My judgments and keep My ordinances, to walk in 
them: I am the LORD your God.

5'You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, which if a man 
does, he shall live by them: I am the LORD.

Leviticus 10:8-11

8Then the LORD spoke to Aaron, saying:

9"Do not drink wine or intoxicating drink, you, nor your sons with you, 
when you go into the tabernacle of meeting, lest you die. It shall be a 
statute forever throughout your generations,

10"that you may distinguish between holy and unholy, and between unclean 
and clean,

11"and that you may teach the children of Israel all the statutes which 
the LORD has spoken to them by the hand of Moses."

Deuteronomy 4:

44Now this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel.

45These are the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which Moses 
spoke to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt,

2 Kings 17:34To this day they continue practicing the former rituals; 
they do not fear the LORD, nor do they follow their statutes or their 
ordinances, or the law and commandment which the LORD had commanded the 
children of Jacob, whom He named Israel,

Leviticus 23:41'You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days 
in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You 
shall celebrate it in the seventh month.

1 Corinthians 11:2 - Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in 
all things and keep the traditions [teachings comes from the root word 
meaning to deliver] just as I delivered to you.

Galatians 1:14And I advanced in Judaism beyond many of my contemporaries 
in my own nation, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions 
[teachings] of my fathers.

2 Thessalonians 2:15Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the 
traditions [teachings] which you were taught, whether by word or our 
epistle.

Luke 11:47-48

47"Woe to you! For you build the tombs of the prophets, and your fathers 
killed them.

48"In fact, you bear witness that you approve the deeds of your fathers; 
for they indeed killed them, and you build their tombs.

Matthew 15:1-3

1Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, 
saying,

2"Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they 
do not wash their hands when they eat bread."

3He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the 
commandment of God because of your tradition?

Colossians 2:8 - Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and 
empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic 
principles of the world, and not according to Christ.

2 Thessalonians 3:6 - But we command you, brethren, in the name of our 
Lord Jesus Christ, that you withdraw from every brother who walks 
disorderly and not according to the tradition which he received from us.

1 Peter 1:18-19

18knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like 
silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from 
your fathers,

19but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish 
and without spot.
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