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Post  Admin on Sun 11 Dec 2011, 5:45 pm

*Go to the land where the rivers are spoiled*

*Isaiah 18:2* -/That sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of
bulrushes upon the waters, saying, Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation
scattered and peeled, to a people terrible from their beginning
hitherto; a nation meted out and trodden down, whose land the rivers
have spoiled!/

Yesterday after a very long time I was watching a movie. At that time I
did not know why I was watching such a movie, I put it on because I love
to see the special effects and the technical creativity that goes in
making these movies. But then today I had a feeling that the Lord would
want me to share what I saw in the movie and when I got the message, it
was a bull's eye.

I was watching this movie about a battle about goodness between Greek
gods, fallen gods and warrior men. What amazed me was their concept of
god and about being immortal. Their gods where like superman and
spiderman, comic books heroes; like humans having special powers. I
could not understand the difference between their mortal and immortals;
they both could die and grow old (the word mortal means to lack life).

This spoiled understanding is not only with the Greek and Romans who
have the same 12 gods with different names; this corrupt understanding
is also seen in all religions.

What is very important to note is, the Lord does not use the word
fantasy but the word 'spoilt' or 'corrupt understanding' which means a
distorted truth. When understands more of the Bible and of the Kingdom
of God one will be shock who Satan has distorted precious Heavenly
understanding to mislead people. He does not say complete lies but
distorted truth for he is the master of lies.

When God created man He took earth (dust) and formed man and put breath
the spirit of man into it, bringing it to become a living being. Man
today takes earth and tries to put spirits into it so as to bring it to
life and make gods. The only thing they do not understand is the spirit
that they are connected with are evil spirits. The so called gods they
worship are the fallen angels (evil spirits).

When God created everything in this world He did in an image. Some were
in the image of His Kingdom which He wrote as 'His Kind' and the others
in the image of the fallen angels (evil spirits) and written as 'their
kind'. It was man alone whom He made in His image. Now, this very man
who has a corrupt image of God due to sin is trying to make gods in the
image of their kind (kind of the evil spirits). That is the reason God
in His very second commandment instructed man not to make any idol of
any being in hell, on earth or in Heaven and worship it or serve it. It
also includes idols of Jesus or God Himself should not be worshiped or
served, meaning put candles or flowers or offered prayers to because we
lack understanding of spiritual images.

Since Satan wants man to be destroyed by the wrath of God, he makes man
to do what God said no to. That is the reason in the second stage of the
Church (after the time of the Apostles) he made the Church remove the
second commandment and break one of the later commandments into two so
as to keep the number 10. He knows man would not take the efforts to
read the Word of God and understand it so as to catch his deceit. Satan
has thus been very successful in making man make statues of characters
they think are of the Bible and worship or serve them (when their eyes
open they will be shocked, as to who the images they make really are).

The Lord is telling us to go to these corrupt lands as His messengers
and open their eyes to what they are doing. We are to take the true
understanding of God unto these lands of corrupt understandings.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, the evil one comes as a serpent, he deceives your people so as to
get them destroyed by your wrath. He does not give total lies but being
the master of lies he distorts the Truth and deceives. Lord, open our
minds to the Truth, fill us with your Spirit so as to discern Satan
deceitful ways and give us the courage to go fearlessly to the spoil
lands and shine your Light of Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Genesis 1:11,12,21,24, 25*
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding
seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in
itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his
kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his
kind: and God saw that it was good.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:
and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after
their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:
and God saw that it was good.

*Genesis 6:20 *- Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their
kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every
sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

*Genesis 7:14 *- They, and every beast after his kind, and all the
cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every
sort.

*Genesis 2:7*- And 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.

*Genesis 3:1*- Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the
field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath
God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?

*John 8:44*- Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your
father it is your will to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and
standeth not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he
speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father
thereof.

*Exodus 20:3-5*
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any
thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the earth:
5Thou 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;

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Post  Admin on Sat 10 Dec 2011, 1:47 pm

*The Peacemakers*

*Matthew 5:9* - /Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called
sons of God./

Today the Lord is telling us about being peacemakers so that we become
sons of God. To become peacemakers we need to understand the meaning of
peace.

Peace is defined as - the absence of hostility or conflict.

Why do need peace?

The main reason we need peace is because peace allows true prosperity.
It is only in times of peace that life prospers in all areas of
goodness. Evil does not grow when peace exist therefore the first thing
evil does is create hostility and conflicts.

Now comes the amusing part. There are many people who pray for world
peace and peace of a country. These people actually make foolish prayers
which will never get answered. They need to first read the Bible before
making such prayers.

The Bible clearly talks of calamities, destructions, persecutions, evil
manifesting greatly especially during the last days. If these people's
prayers were to be answered then the Lord will need to release the
second edition of the Bible with 40percent of the Bible changed. Making
such prayers is as good as praying to the Lord to bring Satan to repentance!

The Lord knows Satan will never repent even though he has been given due
time, therefore his end after the period is already written.

The word 'nation' in the Bible does not mean country but a group of
people with something common; like their belief, or place of habitation,
or an ancestor, etc...

The Bible says peace comes from the Lord. Jesus is called the Prince of
Peace. The word prince translated from the Hebrew word also means ruler
and keeper. Peace actually comes from the Lord and it is only through
man Jesus Christ that we can keep this peace in our lives. Therefore to
have peace we need to have the Lord God and have Jesus Christ in our
lives. The only way this world or our country can have peace is when
they have the Lord God and Jesus Christ in them. The first is impossible
but the second could be.

Today's scripture does not talk about people who promote worldly peace
where they ask others to turn their face away from problems or bury
their heads into to grounds like ostriches hoping all problems will
disappear. Today's scripture talks of people who promote true peace, in
other words promote the Lord Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace and these
people are called sons of God.

There may be strive in this world but we still can have peace in us if
we have the Lord Jesus Christ in us. We can also have peace in our
country only if we have the Lord Jesus Christ as the Lord of our
country, which means the people of the country accept Him as their Lord
and Master. There is no way perfect peace can exist in our country when
we have people who worship idols and manmade gods for they cause the
wrath of God to come on them and their surroundings. The more people of
our country come to the Lord the more peace we can have in our country.

If we want to be peacemakers and be called sons of God we need to let
people know the Author and Keeper of peace.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, peace comes from You. You are the King of Peace and as man Jesus
You made it possible for man to know You and therefore as man Jesus are
called the Prince of Peace. Lord Jesus, You are the way to the Father,
You took away the wrath from us by taking it on yourself on the
crucifix. You made peace between the Father and us by your Blood. Lord,
help us have more peace in our lives by knowing You more and more. Help
us bring people into the lives of others around us by brining You into
their lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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

*Matthew 24:4-14*
4 And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.
5For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive
many.
6And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not
troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.
7For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and
there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
8All these are the beginning of sorrows.
9Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and
ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.
10And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and
shall hate one another.
11And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.
12And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
13But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.
14And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for
a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

*Daniel 8:23-25*
23And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are
come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up.
24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall
destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy
the mighty and the holy people.
25And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his
hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace [worldly
peace] shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of
princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
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*To the One Who Loves*

*Philemon*

In today's message the Lord is telling us to meditate on the outcome of
Paul's letter to Philemon.

This letter was written in 60AD (AD means */Anno Domini/***or Year of
the Lord it actually does not refer to the accurate birth of Jesus for
Jesus was born somewhere in 5 or 4BC). Paul wrote this letter in his old
age from a Roman prison.

This letter is written to Philemon concerning his onetime slave
Onesimus. It seems from the letter that Onesimus had robed from
Philemon, which at that time for a slave was a punishment of death.

Paul was instrument in bringing both Philemon and Onesimus to the Lord
thus plays the role of reconciling both of them.

The name Philemon although has been translated as one who kisses
actually means one who loves for it comes from the root word Phileo
which means love. Even the scriptures in *John 15*, in which Jesus calls
us His love or associate has been wrongly translated as friend. The same
with *Isaiah 41:8 & James 2:23* where the Lord called Abraham His love
has also been translated wrongly as friend.

The name Onesimus means profitable or useful.

Paul here plays the role of sending Onesimus who was legally due to
death to Philemon so as to be accepted as one's own. Paul openly tells
Philemon that he is in need of Onesimus. Paul here starts the letter not
as a person who has rightful authority but who himself is a slave under
bonds.

When we look at this scenario we see Paul did what Christ did for us.
Legally we too were due to die a permanent death for what we have done
but Christ played the role of mediator, reconciling us to the Father -
the One Who Loves. We too are not referred to as any object or pet but
like Onesimus are called profitable or useful by the Lord.

The Lord, the One Who Loves is telling each one of us who have the seed
of faith in us, that we are useful for Him and He has made us for He
needs us. He has plans for us in our lives and has shown us the extent
He can go to bring us back to Him. He says He has not finished with His
efforts to reconcile us to Himself, therefore has given us His Spirit to
help us in our efforts to come to Him.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You love us for You are love. You did not make us just for no
reason but to be of need for Yourself. You are Omnipotent and do not
lack let You call us useful. Lord Jesus we thank You for making yourself
as one of us so that we could be accepted by the Father. Help us Lord
like Paul did between Onesimus and Philemon; we too may do between your
lost sheep and You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Philemon 1:1,8-11,15- 18*
1 Paul, a prisoner of Jesus Christ, and Timothy our brother, unto
Philemon our dearly beloved, and fellowlabourer,
8 Wherefore, though I might be much bold in Christ to enjoin thee that
which is convenient,
9Yet for love's sake I rather beseech thee, being such an one as Paul
the aged, and now also a prisoner of Jesus Christ.
10I beseech thee for my son Onesimus, whom I have begotten in my bonds:
11Which in time past was to thee unprofitable, but now profitable to
thee and to me:
15For perhaps he therefore departed for a season, that thou shouldest
receive him for ever;
16Not now as a servant, but above a servant, a brother beloved,
specially to me, but how much more unto thee, both in the flesh, and in
the Lord?
17If thou count me therefore a partner, receive him as myself.
18If he hath wronged thee, or oweth thee ought, put that on mine account;

*Isaiah 41:8 *- But thou, Israel, art my servant, Jacob whom I have
chosen, the seed of Abraham my friend / love ['ahab - which means love].

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

[The Greek word Philo- means friend or associate and comes from the word
Phileo which means love, since James was referring to Isaiah 41:8, its
source meaning also needs to be maintained]
**
*John 15:12-16*
12This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.
13Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for
his friends / love / associates [Philo].
14Ye are my friends / love / associates [Philo], if ye do whatsoever I
command you.
15Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what
his lord doeth: but I have called you friends / love / associates
[Philo]; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known
unto you.
16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that
ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:
that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

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*Become wrestlers *

*Deuteronomy 26:50* - /These are the families of Naphtali according to
their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five
thousand and four hundred./

In today's message the Lord talks of Naphtali. There were some things
very interesting to note of Naphtali about the prophecy spoken to him
and was fulfilled by Jesus - that godly words will be spoken in Naphtali
and most of the time Jesus preached in the territory given as
inheritance to Naphtali.

Why was such a prophecy given unto Naphtali and why did Jesus take that
effort to fulfil it? What is the benefit such a prophecy?

In the Bible the Lord does not do anything without spiritual
understanding and purpose for the salvation of man.

The word Naphtali means 'wrestling' and the prophecy is to do with this
understanding which helps us in our salvation.

The Lord is telling us we need to become wrestlers. Wrestlers, does not
mean physical wrestlers but spiritual wrestlers. We need to wrestle with
our inner-man and nail him down. The Lord is telling us even if we are
not fully successful but at the process of nailing our inner-man the
Lord will give His Word unto us.

We wonder why some people get revelations or why the Holy Spirit talks
to them and not to us. They may not be fully perfect people but still we
see them in communication with the Lord. The only reason of this is that
they are wrestling with their inner-man. They may sometimes even have
failures but at the end the Lord will work with them to overcome their
inner-man.

You want the Lord to talk to you or do you want to have revelations
coming to you start becoming wrestlers.

*[/Prayer Starters/]*
Lord, You have never asked us to fight the battle ourselves but always
reiterated that You will be party with us in our battles. You ask us to
wrestle but it is You Who becomes our strength. It may be us in our body
but in us it is You Who do everything to help us nail our inner-man and
overcome our Adam nature and this world. Lord, we want to hear You in
auditable voice like Moses did and see You in visions like the other
Anointed Men. Help us to wrestle our inner-man and be in communication
with You and experience your power in us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Genesis 49:21* - Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.

*Romans 3:3-11*
3For what if some were without faith? shall their want of faith make of
none effect the faithfulness of God?
4God forbid: yea, let God be found true, but every man a liar; as it is
written, That thou mightest be justified in thy words, And mightest
prevail when thou comest into judgment.
5But if our unrighteousness commendeth the righteousness of God, what
shall we say? Is God unrighteous who visiteth with wrath? (I speak after
the manner of men.)
6God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?
7But if the truth of God through my lie abounded unto his glory, why am
I also still judged as a sinner?
8and why not (as we are slanderously reported, and as some affirm that
we say), Let us do evil, that good may come? whose condemnation is just.
9 What then? are we better than they? No, in no wise: for we before laid
to the charge both of Jews and Greeks, that they are all under sin;
10as it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one;
11There is none that understandeth, There is none that seeketh after God;

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*God or Gad*

*Deuteronomy 33: 20* - /And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth
Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head./

Long before as I just came into the Lord and started diligently digging
to each word of the scripture I noticed there were 2 words which we as
Christians use with the Bible very often but have no origin in Biblical
scriptures. They are the words 'God' and 'Church' and both these words
have caused more harm than good.

These 2 English words have been coined later over the years and made to
replace words from the scriptures. The word 'Church' replaced the Greek
word which actually means congregation. Since early years this word
Church has caused people to divert their eyes from the people to the
institute that governed over the people and on to the buildings or
structures where practices and traditions were performed.

In the New Testament the word God is used against the word Theos which
in reality means 'deity'. The Greek and Romans were pagan worshippers
and had numerous gods so had one word for all of them 'theos'. They both
worshiped the same gods (12) but with different names. So in the New
Testament (Greek) not having any specific supreme identification for the
Creator they were compelled to use the word Theos specifying the Lord as
The Supreme Deity.

Why am I talking all this in today's message what is the relation with
it in today's scripture?

It is interesting to know the Old Testament background of this word God.

Historically (as claimed) the English word comes from Germanic origin,
from the word Gad used for the Lord and has the root meaning goodness.
Now, this same word also exists in the Hebrew text and means good
fortune. It was the name of one of the sons of Jacob and Zilpah (Leah's
servant). It was Leah who kept his name Gad. In some translations it has
been translated as 'troop' which is not the right rendering of this word.

What is more interesting to know is that it was the name of one of the
pagan gods who was the god of good fortune and is recorded in Isaiah
65:11. This word surprisingly has not been translated and skipped but
can be read in the Hebrew text.

In today's scripture Gad was blessed by Moses and Moses said about Gad
as 'tears the arms and also the crown of the head'. What we see is by
people substituting the word God for the various names given in the
Bible like Adon, Adonai, El, Elohim, Elhowah, Yah etc. they have managed
to keep is far from understanding Who the Lord really is and by that
they have managed to disable the power of the Lord in our lives, thus
they have taken away the crown and torn the arm.

As for now I am not telling you to stop using the word 'God' but I am
telling you to stop the game plan that people of this world played on us.

Let us get back the crowns as princes of the Lord and have the power of
the Lord by knowing Him as Who He is and not identifying Him as just a
deity.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, the people of this we world suffer because they do not know You.
They lack knowledge and understanding of your Kingdom and Satan wants to
keep them in that way. Lord, when people are far from You your wrath
increases but when they come to You they experience refreshing. Lord, we
pray that the minds of your people get renewed and they come out of the
deceits that Satan plays on them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Deuteronomy 33:20-21*
20And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a
lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
21And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a
portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of
the people, he executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with
Israel.

*Genesis 30:11* - And Leah said, A troop [good fortune] cometh: and she
called his name Gad [good fortune].

*Genesis 49:19* - Gad, a troop [here means troop] shall overcome him:
but he shall overcome at the last.

*Isaiah 65:11 *- But ye are they that forsake <05800> (8802) the LORD
<03068>, that forget <07913> my holy <06944> mountain <02022>, that
prepare <06186> (8802) a table <07979> for that troop <01409> (8677)
<01408> [Gad which is repeated], and that furnish <04390> (8764) the
drink offering <04469> unto that number <04507>.

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*Not for our righteousness*

*Deuteronomy 9:4* - /Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD
thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my
righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for
the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before
thee./

We as Christians are called to love even our enemies but when people do
any harm to us or to someone concerned we cry unto the Lord asking for
justice for it is written it is He Who will take justice. It is at these
times we think He listens to our cry because we are good.

In today's message the Lord wants to correct us; the reason He punishes
our enemies not because we are righteous, meaning because we follow His
commandments and do according His will.

As we grow in more understanding of scripture we realize before what we
knew as being perfect and things we did, was not exactly to what the
Lord asked of us; so the question does not arise of us perfectly keeping
His will. We only better the process according to our understanding of
His will.

When God punishes people it is not because someone else is good but
because those people whom He punishes are bad. We will understand this
in Elijah's prayer to the Lord to stop the rain from falling. When
Elijah prayed he did not say 'Lord, because I am a Man of God, You hear
my prayer and stop the rain', nor did he say 'Lord, because I did all
these things for You therefore You hear my prayer and stop the rain'.
When he prayed he knew the Lord would stop the rain because they were
sinning greatly against Him and therefore had no right to receive His
mercy. In Deuteronomy the Lord committed a person who sins will lose his
blessing and be under curse so Elijah took this promise of the Lord
since the Lord is a righteous God who hates sin and keeps His promise.

The message to us does not only concern someone being punished, it is
also concerning our attempts to buy our prayer request from the Lord by
doing things. Many think by fasting we can buy our prayer request from
the Lord. Fasting does not answer prayers, but by fasting our faith gets
built and it's this faith that draws grace and it's this grace that
answers prayers. Similarly repentance does not answer prayer but by
repentance we come under the grace of God and it is this grace that
answers prayers.

What the Lord is telling us today is that we cannot buy our prayer
request or justice, it is only by the grace and righteousness of the
Lord we can.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, there are times we foolishly though since we were good You heard
our prayer. There were also times when we thought by doing things we
could buy the answers to our prayers. We ask You Lord to forgive us for
those times. Today You spoke to us that it by your grace and
righteousness that we receive the answers to our prayers. We know Lord
by faith tapping into your abundant grace, by your promises and by your
righteousness we can always defeat the enemy and get the answer to our
prayers...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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*Deuteronomy 9:3-5*
3Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth
over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he
shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and
destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
4Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast
them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath
brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these
nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
5Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost
thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations
the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may
perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob.

*1 Kings 16:30-43; 17:1-6*
30And Ahab the son of Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD above all
that were before him.
31And it came to pass, as if it had been a light thing for him to walk
in the sins of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, that he took to wife Jezebel
the daughter of Ethbaal king of the Zidonians, and went and served Baal,
and worshipped him.
32And he reared up an altar for Baal in the house of Baal, which he had
built in Samaria.
33And Ahab made a grove; and Ahab did more to provoke the LORD God of
Israel to anger than all the kings of Israel that were before him.
34In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the
foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn, and set up the gates thereof
in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the LORD, which he
spake by Joshua the son of Nun.
1 And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said
unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there
shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
2And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
3Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook
Cherith, that is before Jordan.
4And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have
commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
5So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and
dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
6And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread
and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

*Deuteronomy 11:16-17*
16Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn
aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
17And then the LORD'S wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the
heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit;
and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.

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*Being persistent*

*Luke 23:23* - /And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that
he might be crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests
prevailed./

Yesterday I was with a beautiful couple who came from Australia. The
husband born Indian had gone there to settle down. They were sharing
with me how the Lord was working in their lives. But their ride was not
smooth, for they did have many bumps on the road and even car breakdowns
but their journey never stopped and the reason of this was persistence.

Persistence does not mean to be determined or focused on getting the job
completed; this definition is what the world tells us. In the Kingdom of
God persistence has another meaning for in the Kingdom of God victory is
already written therefore being persistent means remaining moving on the
path.

The Lord is pleased not more with how big events we organize in His Name
or we coming on national television to witness Him, but the Lord is more
pleased when we diligently do even the small things for His Kingdom, for
His glory.

Satan too knows this secret and we see in today's message how the people
along with the chief priest wore down Pilate by keeping on shouting that
Jesus be crucified. Even though Pilate realized he was making a mistake
yet he lost to their persistence.

One secret I like to share with you is how to overcome the persistence
of Satan. Firstly there is a big difference with our being persistent
and the world being persistent. We work with our victory already in
place and they need to work towards creating their victory. They need to
struggle to earn victory and therefore need to work towards being
persistent and earning victory. In our case we do not need to earn our
victory it is already done, we just need to remain persistent.

For the second part I will need to share with you something in Bible
image study. Like I told you all things are made in an image, either in
the image of things of God's Kingdom (His kind) or things after the
fallen angels (their kind).

In this world temptation can be easily understood by studying the
mosquito. Most deaths in this world are not due to accidents or great
sickness but more due to the tiny mosquito. The most effective weapon
against the mosquito is a simple net. Remaining in a net prevents us
from getting bitten by a mosquito. The Word of God is a net. All
scriptures connect together in one understanding. Even though we have
several books yet they all connect together as one and called The Word.
Same as when we join 2 or more nets together we still call it as a net,
not nets.

Another important aspect towards fighting mosquitoes is getting rid of
still water. Still waters represent sin or sinful life and if we keep
living a sinful life we are more likely to fall keep getting tempted
more and more. Similarly the less we fall in sin the less we encounter
temptation.

Jesus as man did not get tempted or more correctly put temptation had no
effect on Him. The only place we read about His real encounter with
temptation is when Satan tempted Him in the wilderness. But for Him to
come to a state of being in a position of getting tempted the Spirit of
God had to lead Him into the desert for 40days without food and water.
Yet this temptation had no victory on Him because He remained in the
Word. Jesus used scriptures to defeat the mosquitoes Satan tried on Him.
Since no sin was in Him the temptation could not last long. Later the
Angels came to strengthen Him spiritually by ministering to Him.

Another very important factor to remember is the life span of the
mosquito is very short (from a week to a few months). Thus if we
diligently keep using the strategy of the net and no still water we are
sure to nearly eradicate mosquitoes from our lives.

But the problem comes is that it is not possible for us weak in spirit
to completely eradicate still water. Therefore as we keep fighting to
reduce the still waters, we also need to avoid the existing still waters
from being used for breeding temptation. To do this we use the solution
of pouring oil over the still water.

Oil in the Bible has 2 meaning one which is connected to our spirit and
other to our inner-man / mind. The pouring of the Holy Spirit (done by
i.e. laying of hands or while worshiping the Lord) gives us the ability
to overcome, this is the anointing we receive in our spirit. In the
weaker stages this anointing is difficult therefore the Lord suggests us
also the other anointing with oil which means covering our minds or
strengthening our inner-man with testimonies. People, who do not
understand the meaning of anointing with oil, take real oil and pour on
heads of people. They behave like the people of the Old Testament who
lacked understanding or spiritual maturity, like the people Paul poke to
(when Paul told them oil he specified olive oil - which had symbolic
meaning).

Thus to overcome the persistence of Satan we need to remain in the Word
and remain anointed like the Israelites did when they carried the Ark
which had the Word (the Commandments) , their testimonies (pot of manna)
and spiritual anointing (the budded rod of Aaron).

Our Victory is already written all we need to do is remain persistent
and overcome Satan by carrying our Ark.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You made all things available for us, even our victory is not
earned by us but given by You. You started the job of overcoming
darkness when You made man and coming as man You wrote the final end
that is our victory. All You ask of us Lord is to be diligent and remain
persistent in your Kingdom working for the glory of our Father in
Heaven. Lord, help us remain in your Word and to be anointed always in
mind and spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Luke 23:20-25*
20Pilate therefore, willing to release Jesus, spake again to them.
21But they cried, saying, Crucify him, crucify him.
22And he said unto them the third time, Why, what evil hath he done? I
have found no cause of death in him: I will therefore chastise him, and
let him go.
23And they were instant with loud voices, requiring that he might be
crucified. And the voices of them and of the chief priests prevailed.
24And Pilate gave sentence that it should be as they required.
25And he released unto them him that for sedition and murder was cast
into prison, whom they had desired; but he delivered Jesus to their will.

*Matthew 4:1-11*
1 Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted
of the devil.
2And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an
hungred.
3And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God,
command that these stones be made bread.
4But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread
alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a
pinnacle of the temple,
6And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for
it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in
their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot
against a stone.
7Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord
thy God.
8Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and
sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt
fall down and worship me.
10Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written,
Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered
unto him.

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*Are you able?*

*Able*

Today I received just the word 'able' and many of us have a very wrong
understanding on this word in the Bible. One of the main reasons we fail
in our spiritual and cosmic life is the reason we try to do things
ourselves.

In the Bible especially the KJV translation uses the word 'shall' in
many places. In instructions the Lord gives us when we find the word
'shall' we think this instruction is for us and we try to do it and then
struggle.

First thing we need to understand the word 'shall' is not used with 'I'
or 'you' but with 'we', so everywhere we see the word 'shall' the
instruction is not only for us but also for the Lord Himself. He is
telling us that He will be party of making this happen, along with us.
He will work with us as a team to make sure this task is completed
successfully.

The Lord is omnipotent and everything is possible for Him, for He is
able. When it comes to us we too are able not because we are omnipotent
but because He who is omnipotent is with us and as a team we are able.

If we are struggling in any area in our lives we need to ask ourselves
are we working with the Lord as a team or are we trying by our own selves?

It is time we put a big STOP sign on our single lanes for we all know
how long and unsuccessful this lanes are. Let us as a team work with the
One Who is Able and thus walk on the road of eternal success.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, forgive us for the times we have tried to do things and failed
again and again. We took the small successes as victories and then found
them turn as greater problems. Lord, help us to work with You by letting
You work in us and through us. It is not we, but You in us and through
us that we can have true success over all things for You are Able, and
because of You we are able...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scripture/]*
*Matthew 9:28-30*
28And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him: and
Jesus saith unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said
unto him, Yea, Lord.
29Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto
you.
30And their eyes were opened; and Jesus straitly charged them, saying,
See that no man know it.

*Luke 12:25-31*
25And which of you with taking thought can add to his stature one cubit?
26If ye then be not able to do that thing which is least, why take ye
thought for the rest?
27Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not; and
yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like
one of these.
28If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to
morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of
little faith?
29And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be
ye of doubtful mind.
30For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your
Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
31But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be
added unto you.

*Romans 4:16-22*
16Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the
promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the
law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the
father of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before
him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth
those things which be not as though they were.
18Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of
many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.
19And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead,
when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of
Sara's womb:
20He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was
strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also
to perform.
22And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness.

*Ephesians 3:20* - Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly
above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

*Hebrews 2:18* - For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he
is able to succour them that are tempted.

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

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*Pillars in our hearts*

*Ezekiel 40:14* - /He made also posts of threescore cubits, even unto
the post of the court round about the gate./

In my previous messages I have pointed out that the temple in Ezekiel
40,41 & 42 is about our inner man. In today's message the Lord is
talking about pillars at the gate of the Temple. What are these pillars?

In the Bible we read Men of God worshiped the Lord at pillars. They were
not worshiping the pillars but worshiping the Lord at these pillars they
constructed. If we read the scriptures a few spaces back we will find
before the made these pillars the Lord had given them a promise.

A pillar in the Bible represents a promise. These Men of God were
worshiping the Lord for the promises which was given unto them. Today
the Lord is telling us the first thing that should be there in our
hearts is His promise and only when have His promise as the first thing
in our heart it becomes a Temple according to His design.

We should ask ourselves what is the first thing that is there in it that
the Lord will encounter when He enters our Temple? Is it our desires,
our problems, our worries, our dislikes...

If we want our hearts to be true Temples of God with the glory of God
filling it let us make His promises the top most in our hearts. When we
make His promises, which is His Word as the top most in our hearts, we
can say the Lord dwells in our hearts.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, we are people lost in this world. We desire things of this world
and things of the flesh and have made them the top priorities in our
lives. Lord, we pray You reset our priories in the proper order. Help us
put your Word as the highest priority in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Jeremiah 9:26* - Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon,
and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the
wilderness: for all these nations are uncircumcised, and all the house
of Israel are uncircumcised in the heart.

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

*Matthew 6:21* - For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

*Matthew 15:8-9*
8This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me
with their lips; but their heart is far from me.
9But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments
of men.

*Genesis 28:16-22*
16 And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in
this place; and I knew it not.
17And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none
other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
18And Jacob rose up early in the morning, and took the stone that he had
put for his pillows, and set it up for a pillar, and poured oil upon the
top of it.
19And he called the name of that place Bethel: but the name of that city
was called Luz at the first.
20And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep
me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to
put on,
21So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the
LORD be my God:
22And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house:
and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.

*Exodus 13:21 *- And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a
cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give
them light; to go by day and night:

*2 Kings 23:3 *- And the king stood by a pillar, and made a covenant
before the LORD, to walk after the LORD, and to keep his commandments
and his testimonies and his statutes with all their heart and all their
soul, to perform the words of this covenant that were written in this
book. And all the people stood to the covenant.

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*The world will hate you, more so your own kin will*

*Acts 24:8* - /Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining
of whom thyself mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we
accuse him./

It really angers me when people make Satan to be a god. They glorify him
when they get themselves occupied with him and fear him.

First thing we should get into our heads that Satan is a fallen angel
being. Lucifer also called the dragon (due to his hatefulness) or the
serpent (because of his deceitfulness) or the crocodile (for his
hardness of heart), who is the ringleader is bonded in Hell. Now the
others who are with us (including the Beast) have their angelic powers
taken away from them during Noah's flood when they went out of their limits.

They can only harm people who are not in the Lord. They are called
accusers because when we are in the Lord they cannot harm us so they can
only accuse us before the Lord by causing the image of the Lord in us to
degrade. The Holy Spirit works in us to better the image of the Lord in
us so that more and more we come closer to the Lord and have His more of
His favour. But Satan does not want us to have the favour of God so he
imputes his image into us by tempting us, causing us to lose faith,
harden our hearts, bringing fear in us etc...

The people of this world are under his control and they too can not harm
us, so like him they too accuse us with lies in deceitful ways.

We read in today's message the Jews wanted to harm Paul but the Lord
saved him from their hands. The Jews were under the rule of the Romans
so could not have their way. Therefore they approached Felix the Roman
Governor of that province to put away Paul. In Acts, Luke records the
deceitful way they approach Felix by first glorifying him and his works
and then bringing false accusations against Paul. One important thing to
notice is the way they classify Christians - as a sect.

Christianity and Judaism are in no way of the same group. Christianity
is based on Christ being the only way to the Lord. People of different
religions may believe in God but the moment they reject Christ as being
their Messiah, they are cut off.

The Christians had come from among the Jews but were not Jews (followers
of Judaism). They have the same historic background but not the same
belief. Jesus accused them of not following the commandments of the Lord
but following the commandments or traditions of men.

Today also we have the same situation. We have a large part of
Christians who like the Jews are followers of the commandments
(traditions) of man and not Commandments of the Lord and the people who
do, they call them as a sect. They hate these people more than they hate
the unbelievers.

The moment they come to know you are a believer you are treated like a
leaper. Their hearts turn cold towards you and their ears shut to all
what you say. You speak to them from the Bible and they ask you 'which
Bible?'.

Like Jesus, Paul too exposed the harden hearts of the Jews therefore was
hated the most. Today if you and I stand by the Truth and the Word of
the Lord, we too will be hated by these people. They will call is their
brethren by their mouths but in their hearts we will be their worst
enemy. They will not mind selling their souls to the Devil to see our
end. The reason they do this is because we expose their hearts unto them.

Jesus warned us when we are in Christ our own family member who harden
their hearts will hate us and come against us. At this time Jesus
instructs us not to fear for it is not against us that they are hardened
their hearts but it is against Him.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You warned us that people who are our own will hate us for they
may called themselves as your people but are still people of this world.
Even though they take your Name deep with their hearts they hate You.
Lord, You also instructed us not to fear them for You are a Living God
and You are in control, without your permission no one can touch us.
Lord, we pray not that You take them away but we pray that in everything
You be glorified and your Kingdom come...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Acts 24:1-8*
1 And after five days Ananias the high priest descended with the elders,
and with a certain orator named Tertullus, who informed the governor
against Paul.
2And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse him, saying,
Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds
are done unto this nation by thy providence,
3We accept it always, and in all places, most noble Felix, with all
thankfulness.
4Notwithstanding, that I be not further tedious unto thee, I pray thee
that thou wouldest hear us of thy clemency a few words.
5For we have found this man a pestilent fellow, and a mover of sedition
among all the Jews throughout the world, and a ringleader of the sect of
the Nazarenes:
6Who also hath gone about to profane the temple: whom we took, and would
have judged according to our law.
7But the chief captain Lysias came upon us, and with great violence took
him away out of our hands,
8Commanding his accusers to come unto thee: by examining of whom thyself
mayest take knowledge of all these things, whereof we accuse him.

*John 7:7* - The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I
testify of it, that the works thereof are evil.

*John 15:18-23*
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye
are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore
the world hateth you.
20Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater
than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you;
if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because
they know not him that sent me.
22If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now
they have no cloke for their sin.
23He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

*Matthew 10:28* - And fear not them which kill the body, but are not
able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both
soul and body in hell.

*Mark 7:8* - For laying aside the commandment of God, ye hold the
tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such
like things ye do.
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November 29

Today's Reading: Ezekiel 35-36; 2 Peter 1

Today’s Thoughts: Life After Death

But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 Peter 1:5-8

My friend’s husband passed away a few months ago. My friend has now found herself with a new identity of becoming a widow. The Lord asks us to take care of widows and orphans frequently in the Bible so I do feel an added obligation to listen intently and meet their needs.

My friend was talking out loud. There were times of definite grief in her words and then she would try to gain some strength to make plans. I was driving so it was easy to remain quiet as she cycled through these out loud thoughts until she said something that immediately broke my silence.

Her words, “Well, I am 53 and getting older. It’s ok to be a widow. I do not have much longer to live either. I will just be around for my kids until it’s my time to join him.”

I turned my head towards her and said, “You could have another 35 strong years! Age is not a factor in treating cancer or having heart surgery. My husband did heart surgery on a patient who was 98 years old and the patient did fine. Age is not a factor in determining what you can and cannot do!”

God called Moses into full-time, hard-core ministry at 80 and then He called Joshua at the same age. Who are we to say that we have reached an age to maintain status quo? Until the Lord returns or we literally go to Him, there is work on this earth to do, discover and explore.

I told my friend, “You need to get into an exercise class, take up a hobby, volunteer at something that fills your heart, become involved with a mission that focuses your prayers. Move, shift gears, be willing to change.”

If we want to admit it or not, there are certain circumstances in life that causes change. We need to embrace the change in honor of the Lord. Keep the faith and push forward.

I think that is why Jesus told us that the death of a spouse frees the remaining spouse. It is much easier to take on the loved-one’s death than to live without the loved-one.

As a former ICU nurse, I have had to deal with life and death issues a lot. Despite our belief system, all of us struggle with sickness, disease, stress disorders, aging bodies and eventually death. We pray for healing to the day we die because it brings rays of hope. Let’s make every day count instead of counting down every day. Let’s live our lives to the fullest, giving God the glory for the fullest of His faithfulness in giving us one more day. The term “life after death” is true in many aspects.

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*Wisdom and knowledge is not all*

*2 Chronicles 9:1* - /And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of
Solomon, she came to prove Solomon with hard questions at Jerusalem,
with a very great company, and camels that bare spices, and gold in
abundance, and precious stones: and when she was come to Solomon, she
communed with him of all that was in her heart./

In today's message the Lord is giving us an insight of how the world
approaches us and questions us.

We know Solomon was famous the world over for his wisdom, which is also
written in the Bible. But the Bible also tells us how even though he had
all this knowledge yet he lacked discernment, and chapter 9 while
talking of the glory he carried also expose his discernment.

Queen Sheba came from faraway place to test King Solomon for his wisdom
/ knowledge. She came the Bible says with 'hard questions'. These
questions were not simple questions but questions which people did not
have answers to. Sheba was not a woman known for wisdom so surely she
must have sat along with all her top ministers to draft this list.

Sheba been known not only for her beauty but also her shrewdness by
which she ruled her kingdom did not come only with questions but also
with lots of riches; riches which included 120 talents (a unit of
measure of weight) of gold and exotic spices.

Solomon did answer all her questions to her satisfaction. Knowing these
were hard questions they would have surely been many about life and
things connected with the purpose of life. She had not travelled a long
distance and bought all those riches to ask about insects, birds or
animals, nor about history or any general knowledge questions.

What we see that Solomon although answered these questions to her
satisfaction yet these answers had no effect on her. It is written she
was impressed with the way Solomon's people dressed and the way they
approached the House of the Lord but she never gave a thought to Who
they worshipped or what they believed in.

We see Solomon lacked discernment and therefore all the gold that
Solomon collected that year is written was 666 talents (that was before
he died). The things which David would not have done were done by
Solomon like building steps to the House of the Lord. There was a
spiritual reason why the Lord had instructed Moses not to build steps to
the Sanctuary. It was not so much to do with the structure but with our
bodies which is His true Temple and Solomon showed his spiritual
nakedness (his main lust was for prosperity - wealth and fame, later
also fell for the lust of the flesh by marrying many wives) and thus
landed worshipping other gods. The gods he worshiped were connected to
his spiritual problem.

The foundation of the Bible is by His Word and His Spirit we are
redeemed. The Word was given to us since ages but man could not
understand it since sin had hardened his heart. Jesus came to be an
example of the Word and cleanse us of ours sins so that we could be in a
position to receive His Spirit. It is by the working of the Spirit that
we get the Truth in us in its fullness. So however much we study the
Bible and spend years doing this, but if we do not have the working on
the Holy Spirit in us we can become a disaster like Solomon. As we need
more and more understanding of the Word, we also need more and more of
the Holy Spirit to fill us and take charge of us.

Let not our knowledge and wisdom impress people but let it change them
and bring them to the knowledge of the Truth.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, Your Word is food for us which gives life, but man needs water
also not only food. Lord Jesus, You made it possible for man to receive
this Living Water. Holy Spirit, You are the Living Water that is
eternal. Lord, fill a thirst in us for more and more of your Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*2 Chronicles 9:2-6, 13, 29-30*
3And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, and the
house that he had built,
4And the meat of his table, and the sitting of his servants, and the
attendance of his ministers, and their apparel; his cupbearers also, and
their apparel; and his ascent by which he went up into the house of the
LORD; there was no more spirit in her.
5And she said to the king, It was a true report which I heard in mine
own land of thine acts, and of thy wisdom:
6Howbeit I believed not their words, until I came, and mine eyes had
seen it: and, behold, the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was
not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.
13 Now the weight of gold that came to Solomon in one year was six
hundred and threescore and six talents of gold;
29Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, first and last, are they not
written in the book of Nathan the prophet, and in the prophecy of Ahijah
the Shilonite, and in the visions of Iddo the seer against Jeroboam the
son of Nebat?
30And Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel forty years.

*Ephesians 6:17* - And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of
the Spirit, which is the word of God:

*Exodus 20:26* - Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that
thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.

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*Thanksgiving with singing*

*Psalms 108:3* - /I will give thanks unto thee, O Lord, among the
peoples; And I will sing praises unto thee among the nations./

Some days back the people in USA celebrated Thanksgiving Day in which
family members or close ones come together thanking the Lord. No doubt
there are lots of customs which have taken the center stage of their
coming together, like the dinner and the turkey therefore even atheist
celebrate this day for they look at the customs but not the purpose. But
in the scriptures the Lord tells us the center point of our coming
together to celebrate a thanksgiving should be singing praise unto Him.

We should realize the difference between making a statement, saying a
poem and singing a song. They all have words but in each of them there
is a lot of difference.

A statement is simple words and a poem has more than words. In a poem
the words do not have just understanding but also a depth of feeling. In
case of songs rhythm gets added unto these feelings. The rhythm may be
just vocal or also instrumental. It is this rhythm which enhances our
emotions and takes it to its peak. Like crying is unto prayers, singing
is unto worship. That is why when we worship the Lord in songs we
experience great anointing because it helps our weak soul to increase in
relationship unto the Lord. It is also this reason why we do not have
any scripture in which Jesus sang hymns to worship His Father (leaving
for one place when He was in His weakest moments). He simple did it in
words for His relationship was already at its peak. In our case we
struggle in our relationship so we desperately need to worship the Lord
in songs.

The book of Psalms was initially segregated into 5 books according to
the book of Moses. The psalms were put into the book not according to
their release or date written but according to the book of Moses.

Book 1 - Psalms 1-41 was called the Genesis book
Book 2 - Psalms 42-72 was called the Exodus book
Book 3 - Psalms 73-89 was called the Leviticus book
Book 4 - Psalms 90-106 was called the Numbers book
Book 5 - Psalms 107-150 was called the Deuteronomy book

If you read the Psalms they give a better understanding of their
respective books of Moses. What people have found that when the Hebrew
text alphabets are substituted into notations and played the music also
gives a depth of what the words do!!!

Jesus did not need to sing hymns and unless we think we have already
reached that spiritual level of Jesus, we have overcome our flesh and
can transfigure then we too do not need to sing hymns. But since we have
not we need to come together and sing praise unto the Lord as thanksgiving.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, we pray your people do all things with understanding. Lord, help
us lift our voices, play instruments so as to enhance our worship and
coming closer to You in relationship. Worship helps us enter your gates
but singing in worship, helps us rush through your gates. Bring your
people together as one body, in one understanding and in one emotion...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Psalms 95:1-3*
1 O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the
rock of our salvation.
2Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful
noise unto him with psalms.
3For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods.

*Colossians 3:16* - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all
wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and
spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.

*Ephesians 5:18-20*
18And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the
Spirit;
19Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs,
singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord;
20Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

*Matthew 26:29-30*
29But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the
vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.

(this is yesterday's message)

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*Do not ask our Great God small things*

*John 1:1* - /In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God./

This scripture has so much depth in it that books and books can be
written explaining this one scripture. But since I always ask God for
fresh Manna (a new revelation) let me take something new today of this
message.

We know the scripture talks of Jesus being the Word and talks of Him
before He humbled Himself and came as man. In this scripture it talks of
His origin as being part of God and this fact He explained again in John
1:18 as been in 'the bosom of the Father'. Now the Father is not a man
to have a bosom and also the same Greek word has been translated at
another place as 'creek' since it literally means a creek. Now the
Father is also not a mountain to have a creek. So the scripture is
trying to show us that the Son was within the Father and yet was
separate an individual by Himself and it was the Father Who declared Him
to others. Thus He was not made and existed from the beginning along
with the Father and has the same characteristics of the Father. So He is
God and part of the Godhead.

Today I saw something new in this scripture and that is the word 'was'.
This word is the Greek word 'en' which is past present verb of 'I am'
like 'have been', but in reality it isn't, for the grammar or TVM of the
verb is: Imperfect 5775, Not Stated 5799, Indicative 5791,

As I stated before the TVM of an instruction to us talks about what we
need to do in Body, Mind and Spirit; but when it isn't an instruction
and is a statement of fact then the Tense states the Physical and the
Mood states the spiritual, thus we see the Voice is given as not stated.

Here we see God is Spirit, so also the Son before He humbled Himself and
came as man was fully Spirit, therefore saying He physically existed is
not a perfect way of putting it. Also about His spiritual existence,
although He spiritually exists but since He is beyond time and eternal,
His start and His end is not possible to indicate accurately. Thus if we
have to measure anything in Heaven it has to be according to Him and
therefor He is the beginning and He is the end, He is the alpha and He
is the omega.

The message to us today is not to measure our lives according to this
world which is small and has a short beginning and a quick end but let
us measure our lives according to Him. Thus our problems become small
before Him, our worries become little before Him and our burdens are
nothing before Him. All our desires of this world are too small for Him
to give therefore if we want to really ask something worthy of God let
us desire something great and it has to be from the Kingdom of God and
not of this world. So let us stop crying before our great God with
things of this world but ask things according to His status.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You are a great God and help us understand even a small measure of
your greatness. Lord, we live in this world but being your children we
are not citizens of this world but of your Kingdom. Help us Lord not to
get lost with desires and pleasures of this world which are just vanity
but fill in us the desires of this which are truly precious, things
which are of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*John 1:1-5*
1 In 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.
5 And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

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

*Hebrew 1:8-12* (words in italics removed)
8but of the Son, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever; And the
sceptre of uprightness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
9Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; Therefore God, thy
God, hath anointed thee With the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
10And, Thou, Lord, in the beginning didst lay the foundation of the
earth, And the heavens are the works of thy hands:
11They shall perish; but thou continuest: And they all shall wax old as
doth a garment;
12And as a mantle shalt thou roll them up, As a garment, and they shall
be changed: But thou art the same, And thy years shall not fail.

*Revelation 1:8* - I am the Alpha and the Omega, saith the Lord God, who
is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.

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*Sorrow which brings goodness*

*2 Corinthians 7:11* - /For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed
after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what
clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what
vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye
have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter./

Before I get to the message I like to translate this same script so as
to give a better understanding of the text.

*2 Corinthians 7:11* - /For behold this itself, that ye sorrowed after
God, what haste it wrought in you, yea, what defence, yea, what sore
displeasure, yea, what fear, yea, what longing, yea, what zeal, yea,
what vengeance! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be pure in
this matter./

In today's message Paul talks of sorrow. This sorrow is not the worldly
sorrow which comes due to loss due to death of a person, or loss of an
object, or due to bad human relationship or due to physical pain etc.

The scripture says 'sorrow after God' or 'godly sorrow'. In a few
scriptures before Paul describes this sorrow as 'sorrow to repentance'.
This is one of the factors of godly sorrow.

Sorrow to repentance is the grief which one goes through on knowing
one's spiritual state. It is the time when one realizes the sinful life
one is going through and how this life leads to disaster. It is the time
when one realizes how one has been hurting God and rejecting the love of
God. It is the time when one realizes how one has been operating in the
flesh and grieving the Spirit of God. It is time when realizes how far
one is from the Kingdom of God.

This sorrow quickens our blessings into our spirit life. This sorrow
protects us spiritually. This sorrow brings a hatred for our sinful way
of life. This sorrow brings a godly fear into us. This sorrow brings a
longing for the Kingdom of God. This sorrow gets us all pepped up in
spirit, full of energy. This sorrow sets us to crush the forces that
lead us to sin, which take us away from God. This sorrow in all makes us
a more pure person and brings goodness in us.

In the beatitudes Jesus tells us 'blessed are they who mourn they will
be comforted'. The word comforted in Greek 'parakaleo' also means exhort
or lift up, and we learned in the Bible that God does not only lift a
person up spiritually but draws that person towards Him.

So if we really want to grow in spirit, let us first be aware of the
state of our spiritual life and while repenting let us induce into
ourselves a godly sorrow.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You are Holy and anything unholy cannot stand before You. Even
though man went far from You by sinning, yet You love him and desire him
to dwell with You. You humbled yourself and came to bring man back unto
You. You made a way for us to get forgiveness for our sins and by your
Spirit come unto You. Lord, desire us to be holy in whatever little way
we can. Help us Lord to realize the life we live will lead us to
destruction. Help us repent and have a godly sorrow which will exhort
and bring us to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*2 Corinthians 7:8-12*
8For though I made you sorry with a letter, I do not repent, though I
did repent: for I perceive that the same epistle hath made you sorry,
though it were but for a season.
9Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to
repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might
receive damage by us in nothing.
10For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented
of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
11For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort,
what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves,
yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea,
what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves
to be clear in this matter.
12 Wherefore, though I wrote unto you, I did it not for his cause that
had done the wrong, nor for his cause that suffered wrong, but that our
care for you in the sight of God might appear unto you.

*Matthew 5:4* - Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

*Ecclesiastes 7:2-4*
2It is better to go to the house of mourning than to go to the house of
feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to
his heart.
3Sorrow is better than laughter; for by the sadness of the countenance
the heart is made glad.
4The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning; but the heart of
fools is in the house of mirth.


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*Nabal the rich fool and Abigail the wise wife*

*1 Samuel 25:33* - /And blessed be thy advice, and blessed be thou,
which hast kept me this day from coming to shed blood, and from avenging
myself with mine own hand./

This is Sunday's message and my apologies for not sending it then. On
Sunday I could not figure what the Lord was trying to tell, since I was
distracted or disturbed with other things. Today when I sat alone and
cut off all other things out, I could get to send this message.

The chapter 1 Samuel 25 is a beautiful story of Abigail who was one of
David's wives. Before becoming David's wife she was wife of a very rich
shrewd man named Nabal. It may surprise you that the word 'Nabal' in
Hebrew means fool. This was not his nick name but his real name. He was
a very shrewd person who was unfair even to his own servants.

This story takes place before David became king of Israel and during the
times he would wander in the wilderness with a group of people hiding
from King Saul while fighting the battles of the Lord.

During these times David's men used to give protection to Nabal's flock
which was very large (3000 sheep and 1000 goats) and also to Nabal's
workers.

One day when David heard that Nabal was shearing his sheep, David send
his men to him to ask him for a thanksgiving, to give out of love not
only to David and his men but also to his own servants. David did not go
with a demand but with a request. But when Nabal ridiculed David and his
men it angered David so much that he sent a small armed army to finish
Nabal.

When Abigail who was Nabal's wife then heard this she hurried on a
donkey taking along things which she could offer David as thanksgiving.
Abigail was a beautiful and intelligent woman. She met David and his men
on his way to attack Nabal. She pleads of David not to kill her husband,
at the same time she did not justifying the actions or character of her
husband. The way she puts her case before David convinces David that the
Lord will take care of Nabal and he need not dirty his hands with his blood.

It does happen that after David spares his life and after Abigail tells
Nabal about this incident the next day, after all the alcohol he had the
night before wears off. It is written his heart died within him and he
became a stone meaning heavy hearted.

Even though he was sorry, yet after ten days he died by the hands of the
Lord (he may have fallen sick and died or may have been killed by a
person, the details are not given). It is written he was sad and sorry
but it isn't written that he repented.

When Nabal died David sends message with his men to Abigail if she would
be willing to be his wife, which she willingly accepts.

What we learn from today's message about Nabal who was a man of his
name. Although he had every earthly thing, a good wife, riches and good
servants yet due to his shrewdness he became vanity. His wife did not
defend his way of life but defended him because of her relation to him.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, we thank You for the two messages You give us today. One of not
being a fool like Nabal and second to be like Abigail who loved Nabal
even though she knew he was wrong but at the same time did not justify
his actions. She was courageous and did not fear even though being a
woman. She did not fear to meet David, nor feared to confront her
husband Nabal; but did all things with wisdom. Lord, help us to learn
from these examples...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
Read *1 Samuel 25*

*1 Timothy 6:9* - But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a
snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in
destruction and perdition.

*Colossians 4:5* - Walk in wisdom toward them that are without,
redeeming the time.

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Jews are not His sheep for they do not know Christ

John 10:24 - Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him,
How long dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us
plainly.

We read in today’s message the Jews surrounded Jesus from all sides
and questioned Him about Him being the Christ.

Today many people who are not Christians also call Jesus as Christ and
they really do not know the meaning of the word ‘Christ’. I am not
really surprised about them for even many Christians do not know the
meaning when they call Jesus as the Christ.

We read in today’s message the Jews knowing the meaning of the term
‘the Christ’ cornered Jesus to confirm if He was the one. The word
Christ means ‘anointed one’ it refers to a person having the Spirit of
God. Through Jesus we too received the Holy Spirit so we too become
Christ but then we are not ‘The Christ’ for the term is used only for
Jesus, on the other hand we are called Christians which means little
Christ.

Here we see the Jews were not questioning Jesus about just being an
anointed one but on being The Anointed One. For this we need to
understand the difference between Jesus and us when we receive the
Holy Spirit.

Jesus was God Who came as man, so as man He was 100percent man, made
of flesh and blood like us. The difference between Him and us as human
was firstly He was not born of a human father so had no curses or sins
passed on to Him from His forefathers. Secondly He kept Himself free
from any blemish, so was sinless.

Now the term Christ has nothing to do so much with the purity of the
vessel bit with the Holy Spirit, the anointing. We need to when we
believe in Jesus Christ we receive the promise of the Holy Spirit. The
word means pledge and should be properly understood. In some
translations it has been correctly translated as ‘token’. When we buy
a very large or expensive property which we cannot outright buy we
give a small amount which is called a token amount or signing amount.
Against this amount the property is called our property even though it
is not fully ours.

When we believe in Jesus Christ we receive a token of the Holy Spirit
paid by the sacrifice of the Holy Spirit. It is only when we grow in
the Holy Spirit we receive more and more of Him. Jesus was / is the
only human who had / has the Holy Spirit in full. Even though Jesus
made available Holy Spirit in complete for us yet only when we become
sons of God will we be full of the Holy Spirit like Him.

No human had more than a small fraction of the Holy Spirit even the
Apostles were just going in the Holy Spirit. This we can confirm for
Jesus said more of the Holy Spirit would be poured in the latter days.

There are cases where some people were said to be filled or
overwhelmed like in the case of Mary the mother of Jesus. To
understand this we need to take glasses of different sizes and fill
them with water, now the glass of small size will overflow quicker.
The water required to overflow the small glass is less than the water
required to overflow the bigger glass.

If we are not spiritually mature then we cannot hold more of the Holy
Spirit. We should also know that the Holy Spirit although being one is
seven. We start with the Spirit of Truth and should grow more in all
of the Spirit.

Coming to the Jews, even though they could see the Fruit of the Holy
Spirit in Jesus yet they did not believe Him to be The Christ and
behind this Jesus said the reason was because they were not His sheep.
It is only the sheep of God who believe Jesus as being The Christ. So
if you believe that indeed Jesus as not just a great Man of God, or a
good man but as One with the whole of the Holy Spirit then you are a
sheep of God.

I saw on a social site a post which stated that, in Pakistan a
minister objected to the word Jesus Christ being written in text books
and we can understand the reason why by today’s message.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You came as a example for us and in You we saw perfection in its
fullness. You came as The Christ so that we can become little christs
and grow to come to fullness in You. Holy Spirit, fill a thirst for
more and more of You. Help us grow and mature in You so that be filled
with more of You. Let people see You in us when they your Fruits in
us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 10:24-28
24 Then came the Jews round about him, and said unto him, How long
dost thou make us to doubt? If thou be the Christ, tell us plainly.
25 Jesus answered them, I told you, and ye believed not: the works
that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me.
26 But ye believe not, because ye are not of my sheep, as I said unto you.
27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish,
neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.

Acts 2:33 - Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and
having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he has
shed forth this, which you now see and hear.

Ephesians 1:20-23
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and
set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,
21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion,
and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that
which is to come:
22 And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the
head over all things to the church,
23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.

Colossians 1:12-20
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be
partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath
translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that
are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by
him, and for him:
17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18 And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning,
the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the
preeminence.
19 For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be
things in earth, or things in heaven.

Luke 1:15,34,35
15 For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink
neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy
Ghost, even from his mother’s womb.
34 And Mary said unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?
35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Spirit shall
come upon thee, and the power of the Most High shall overshadow thee:
wherefore also the holy thing which is begotten shall be called the
Son of God.
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*Take your censer and burn incense*

*Numbers 16:17,18* - /And take every man his censer, and put incense in
them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and
fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer. And they
took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense
thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation
with Moses and Aaron./

In the church I was before, as a young boy I was an altar boy and being
the head altar boy in that Cathedral I had would usually get the
privilege to hold the censer. The best part for me was burning the coal
and putting incense in the censer. The moment the incense fell on the
burning coal there was a beautiful aroma that filled the air. All this I
did without knowing what it meant and if these things did really please God.

But one day after I came into the Lord I was attending a service and the
preacher there was explaining about incense and the formula which the
Lord restricted for His use only. And as she was preaching the Lord was
talking to me and opening my mind to some secrets of how the incense
represented worship and in that formula was the secret of perfect
worship which the Lord assured in His Word every time the formula was
used His glory would be manifested.

I wrote about this in my teaching 'Worshiping in Spirit and Truth' which
can be downloaded from following link
http://www.savedbyf aith.info/ Worshiping_ in_spirit_ and_truth. pdf

Every time I got myself to follow the formula I did experience the glory
of God.

Incense was burnt in censers and the censer symbolizes our body. The
perfect censer was one made of gold and gold symbolizes spiritual
richness. So the perfect censer is a person who is led by the Spirit of
God and filled with the Holy Spirit.

Coming to the fire inside the censer which represents the holy fire in
us and this fire comes in us when we are baptized with fire (it is
different from being baptized in water and Spirit). It is only when we
have a passion for the Kingdom of God we have a fire in us. This fire
grows when we start to carry our CROSS (purpose) in Jesus Christ.

We read in today's message when Levi's son Korah and his people rebelled
against Moses and Aaron, the authority given to them by the Lord. Moses
got angry and in his anger told them to take their censers and burn
incense at the door of the Tabernacle. Moses was not told by the Lord to
ask them to take censer and burn incense but was led by the Spirit of
God to do that. But knowing what would happen when they did that, the
Lord cautioned Moses why he wanted the others to suffer because few of
these people, so the Lord told they to be separated from the others. As
they were separated the ground below them open up and consumed them.

The message today is to both children of God and to those called to lead
His children.

The message to the children is to make your bodies a holy vessel and
worship the Lord with a passion. Let the passion for the Kingdom of God
burn in you and the worship that comes is like sweet aroma that pleases
God and lets His favour fall on you.

The message to those called to lead the children is if they become a
vessels with an unholy fire in them, meaning a fire not for God's
Kingdom but one that burns for one's own fame and glory, a fire which
desires worldly things not spiritual things, then the Lord is first
going to separate you from His people and then will remove the ground
beneath your feet and consume you. I do not need to tell you in detail
on this but will let God's Spirit do that.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, we worship You to please You so that your Face shines on us, your
favour is showered on us. It is your favour that shuts the enemy and
glorifies us in You. Lord, we pray for those who are called to be
vessels of your Sanctuary. Lord, make them a holy vessel with a holy
fire. Cleanse these vessels Lord and ignite in them a passion for your
Kingdom a passion for your people, for the precious things of which
Heaven is made of...

This prayer I make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Numbers 16:15-35*
15And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou
their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt
one of them.
16And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the
LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:
17And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye
before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers;
thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.
18And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid
incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation with Moses and Aaron.
19And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of
the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD appeared
unto all the congregation.
20And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
21Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume
them in a moment.
22And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the
spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all
the congregation?
23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
24Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the
tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
25And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of
Israel followed him.
26And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from
the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye be
consumed in all their sins.
27So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on
every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of
their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children.
28And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do
all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.
29If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited
after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.
30But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and
swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down
quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have
provoked the LORD.
31And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these
words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:
32And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their
houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.
33They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit,
and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the
congregation.
34And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for
they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.
35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred
and fifty men that offered incense.

*Exodus 30:34-38*
34And the LORD said unto Moses, Take unto thee sweet spices, stacte, and
onycha, and galbanum; these sweet spices with pure frankincense: of each
shall there be a like weight:
35And thou shalt make it a perfume, a confection after the art of the
apothecary, tempered together, pure and holy:
36And thou shalt beat some of it very small, and put of it before the
testimony in the tabernacle of the congregation, where I will meet with
thee: it shall be unto you most holy.
37And as for the perfume which thou shalt make, ye shall not make to
yourselves according to the composition thereof: it shall be unto thee
holy for the LORD.
38Whosoever shall make like unto that, to smell thereto, shall even be
cut off from his people.

*Hebrew 9:3-5*
3And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest
of all;
4Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round
about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's
rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;
5And over it the cherubims of glory shadowing the mercyseat; of which we
cannot now speak particularly.

*Matthew 3: 11* - I indeed baptize you in water unto repentance: but he
that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to
bear: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and fire:

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*What is on your table?*

*Ezekiel 40:41* - /Four tables were on this side, and four tables on
that side, by the side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew
their sacrifices./

In my previous posts I mentioned the chapters 40 to 42 of Ezekiel which
give dimensions and details of a temple actually give dimensions of a
perfect inner-man (heart) which is the true temple of God.

Today when I received this message I was for a short time puzzled as to
what to write for currently I am learning on this topic with the Lord,
and have yet not completed it. The Lord did show me the basic structure
of the heart through the books of Moses and Psalms which I wrote in
Heart part III. But as I was meditating on today's message the word
table in Hebrew 'shulchan' struck me and when I looked up it originates
from the word 'shalach' which means to send, to cast away and less to
keep or store.

We have a mentality that a table is a place to keep something, on
earthly tables we may do that but we do not realize that tables are no
meant for that. Tables are transaction counters where work is done or
objects are kept temporally with a purpose to give or consumed.

To keep anything we have shelves or storerooms or cupboards and in the
heart there is no permanent storage but just tables.Which means all that
we are, all that makes us, our memories , our deeds, our thoughts, our
words, our desires everything that is in our hearts is on tables. They
are on tables because one day when we stand before the Lord this is what
we offer Him.

Now think of all that we have on our tables, are these which we want to
offer to our Lord and Master?

It is time we throw away all that worthless junk we filled from this
world and fill the tables with precious Heavenly things.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, from childhood we are trained by this world to desire for
pleasures of the flesh, pleasures for things which are worthless in your
Kingdom. We have pilled our hearts with hurts, un-forgiveness and sins.
Your message for us today tells us to make our tables as tables of
sacrifice which offer precious things unto You. Lord, help us cleanse
our tables of the junk and help us collect precious spiritual things
that have value in your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Ezekiel 40:2-5,36-43*
2In the visions of God brought he me into the land of Israel, and set me
upon a very high mountain, by which was as the frame of a city on the south.
3And he brought me thither, and, behold, there was a man, whose
appearance was like the appearance of brass, with a line of flax in his
hand, and a measuring reed; and he stood in the gate.
4And the man said unto me, Son of man, behold with thine eyes, and hear
with thine ears, and set thine heart upon all that I shall shew thee;
for to the intent that I might shew them unto thee art thou brought
hither: declare all that thou seest to the house of Israel.
5 And behold a wall on the outside of the house round about, and in the
man's hand a measuring reed of six cubits long by the cubit and an hand
breadth: so he measured the breadth of the building, one reed; and the
height, one reed.
36The little chambers thereof, the posts thereof, and the arches
thereof, and the windows to it round about: the length was fifty cubits,
and the breadth five and twenty cubits.
37And the posts thereof were toward the utter court; and palm trees were
upon the posts thereof, on this side, and on that side: and the going up
to it had eight steps.
38And the chambers and the entries thereof were by the posts of the
gates, where they washed the burnt offering.
39 And in the porch of the gate were two tables on this side, and two
tables on that side, to slay thereon the burnt offering and the sin
offering and the trespass offering.
40And at the side without, as one goeth up to the entry of the north
gate, were two tables; and on the other side, which was at the porch of
the gate, were two tables.
41Four tables were on this side, and four tables on that side, by the
side of the gate; eight tables, whereupon they slew their sacrifices.
42And the four tables were of hewn stone for the burnt offering, of a
cubit and an half long, and a cubit and an half broad, and one cubit
high: whereupon also they laid the instruments wherewith they slew the
burnt offering and the sacrifice.
43And within were hooks, an hand broad, fastened round about: and upon
the tables was the flesh of the offering.

*Ephesians 5:1-10*
1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children;
2And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself
for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.
3 But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be
once named among you, as becometh saints;
4Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not
convenient: but rather giving of thanks.
5For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous
man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ
and of God.
6Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk
as children of light:
9(For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and righteousness and
truth;)
10Proving what is acceptable unto the Lord.
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*Why do you celebrate festivals or follow traditions?*

*Deutronomy 6:22* - /And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and
sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our
eyes:/

People of the world associate Christianity with its festivals very
strongly. The first thing that comes to their mind about being Christian
is Christmas.

Most people think by celebrating this festivals they are promoting
Christ and the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. If they really find out
what they are really celebrating even they themselves will be in for a
shock.

If we look at the New Testament, the book of Acts or any of the letters
or even historical documents of the early Church there are no records of
celebration of Christmas (do not tell me we love Christ more than those
of the early Church where they saw the glory of God on them and the
people personally anointed and taught by the Lord were with them). The
only record of celebration documented in the book of Acts is the
Passover of our Lord Jesus Christ (includes Resurrection Sunday).

If we ask where this celebration came from since scripture clearly show
it was not winter when Jesus was born (shepherds were gazing their
sheep) and the finger points to the Roman Catholic Church in the early
years of its origin. If one finds the reasons of this celebrations and
they show as nothing to do with God or Jesus Christ but to do with the
foolish wisdom of man.

God does say in scriptures we need to celebrate certain festivals and if
one checks these, the festivals instructed to celebrate through Moses
were shadows of things connected to Jesus Christ and also fell on the
very same day. All that the Lord told the Israelites to celebrate were
just shadows of things connected to Jesus Christ.

All the celebrations or traditions instructed by the Lord had only one
purpose and that was to testify to the little ones (not only in age but
more little in spirit) about what the Lord did and will do, if we are
not doing this then the celebrations are just gratification of the flesh
or mocking things precious to the Lord. The celebrations required the
believers to involve their neighbours, especially the children and
explain them the purpose of the celebration.

Soon people so called Christians will be celebrating Christmas. Little
do they know that it is not the day Jesus is born but the day when the
wise men visited Jesus, who by then was a grown child. The origin of
this celebration was the RC church's plan to counter a pagan festival
concerning the sun god celebrated by the Romans on that day.

These days are not days of testifying Christ but days of gratification
of the flesh and days when the wrath of God falls on the people (if one
records many disasters occur during this season). People would say we
share love with the family and sing carols but I ask them why they need
a pagan day to do all this. Why cannot they do it on the day as defined
in the Bible?

Just because the festival has the word 'Christ' in it does not make the
wrong into right. We need to ask ourselves, this season how much are we
going to bring our God to anger and how much of His patience are we
going to test?

We are supposed to be people led by the Spirit of God not by the
traditions of men. Let all things that we do have understanding and
purpose.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, your people have been deceived and made to bring You to wrath. The
deceiver wants them to be consumed in your wrath. Lord, You warned the
evil one will come as an angel of light and we can only know him when we
discern all what he says or does with the scriptures. Lord, open the
eyes of your people and do not harden their hearts, may your mercy be
abundant on them...

This prayer I make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Deuteronomy 6:20-25*
20And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the
testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God
hath commanded you?
21Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt;
and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt,
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give
us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD
our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is
at this day.
25And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these
commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

*Exodus 12:24-27*
24And ye shall observe this thing for an ordinance to thee and to thy
sons for ever.
25And it shall come to pass, when ye be come to the land which the LORD
will give you, according as he hath promised, that ye shall keep this
service.
26And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What
mean ye by this service?
27That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD'S passover, who
passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote
the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head
and worshipped.

*Exodus 23:14-16*
14Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.
15Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat
unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed
of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall
appear before me empty:)
16And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou
hast sown in the field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the
end of the year, when thou hast gathered in thy labours out of the field.

*Leviticus 23:34,41-42*
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this
seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the
LORD.
41And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It
shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it
in the seventh month.
42Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born
shall dwell in booths:

*Colossians 2:8* - Take heed lest there shall be any one that maketh
spoil of you through his philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition
of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ:

Mark 7:7-8a
7And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of
men.'
8"For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men...

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Jerusalem that became the Harlot

Ezikiel 16:7 - I have caused thee to multiply as the bud of the field,
and thou hast increased and waxen great, and thou art come to
excellent ornaments: thy breasts are fashioned, and thine hair is
grown, whereas thou wast naked and bare.

Chapter 16 of Ezekiel from which we received today’s message talks
about the Church of God and the changes that happened to it. The Lord
starts with calling it Jerusalem [the real Jerusalem but as a child]
and ends up calling it the whore or the false Jerusalem. What we read
in Revelation chapter 17-19 is from these scriptures.

When we say Church of God people think about the Church connected with
the Apostles. Actually the Church was first started with Abraham when
he gathered a congregation in the Name of the Lord by circumcising
them. It was this Church which was started with a good note but latter
became a religion. Among the main people before Jesus were Abraham,
Moses and David. When Abraham died his gave existed and the same with
David, but when Moses died God hid his body for God knew what they
would have done with his bones in the latter days if his grave was
with man. It was this reason that even the name of the people was
changed to Jews for the religion Judaism they followed. They were and
are full of traditions, therefore under bondages of the law of
traditions which they assumed from the Word given through Moses since
they lack the Spirit of God. Jesus was the first to draw light to the
real meaning to the Word given through Moses.

Through this chapter the Lord takes us through all the fornications
and whoredom which this Church does through the ages. If one goes
through the understanding of the jewellery and the clothes which are
sarcastically put one will understand how true the Word of God is.

In the latter part the Lord shows us how this Church segregated into
the Jewish church Samaria (which symbolizes rocky mountains or small
truths but not the Truth) and the Church called Babylon the Great or
the Great Whore which we have with us today.

When the Lord showed me how Satan has gripped the Church with deceit,
one will get a shock how even though we have great people of God with
us yet we are deceived. Thus there is no way anyone can be saved
unless we are in-tune and in total surrender to the Holy Spirit. It is
only the Holy Spirit Who can save us from the deceit of the ruler of
the air (meaning vanity).

Today as we are getting more and more, true Men and Women of God
coming into this word and less spiritual showmen (men and women who
start in the Lord but later fall prey to their flesh), we find Satan
has renewed his attack on the Kingdom of God. So let us not take
things easy, but very thing let us confirm with the Word of God as
revealed by the Spirit of God - the Author of this Book.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, Your Church has been under attack since ages from Satan. He does
not desire we know You and come close to You. He tries all the tricks
imaginable. You have warned us of his tricks and yet we fall to these
very same tricks which come in new names. Lord, fill your people with
your Spirit and led them through these dangerous obstacles which Satan
as set...

We make this prayer in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel Chapter 16

Genesis 17:9-14, 23-27
9 And God said unto Abraham, Thou shalt keep my covenant therefore,
thou, and thy seed after thee in their generations.
10 This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and
thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.
11 And ye shall circumcise the flesh of your foreskin; and it shall
be a token of the covenant betwixt me and you.
12 And he that is eight days old shall be circumcised among you,
every man child in your generations, he that is born in the house, or
bought with money of any stranger, which is not of thy seed.
13 He that is born in thy house, and he that is bought with thy
money, must needs be circumcised: and my covenant shall be in your
flesh for an everlasting covenant.
14 And the uncircumcised man child whose flesh of his foreskin is not
circumcised, that soul shall be cut off from his people; he hath
broken my covenant.
23 And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his
house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the
men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in
the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
24 And Abraham was ninety years old and nine, when he was circumcised
in the flesh of his foreskin.
25 And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was
circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.
26 In the selfsame day was Abraham circumcised, and Ishmael his son.
27 And all the men of his house, born in the house, and bought with
money of the stranger, were circumcised with him.

Revelation 17 to 19

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*Job 8:9-11*
/9(For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days upon
earth are a shadow:)/
/10Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of
their heart?/
/11Can the rush grow up without mire? can the flag grow without water?/

The book of Job is the oldest book of the Bible. It was written years
before Moses and yet we find this book has some of the most awesome
understanding of the Kingdom of God. Job a Man of God had the calling of
a Teacher like Solomon and was blessed with exceptional wisdom and
understanding. In his book Job touches the fourth and the top stage of
Bible study which is image study and we see the same in today's message.

When I say image it does not mean idol, but the understanding and design
behind an object. Everything God created in Genesis chapter 1 is written
as 'His Kind' or 'Their Kind' and it is when we understand this we will
understand creation and the Kingdom of God.

When God was asked as to how He will talk to His people when they are so
stubborn and stiff-necked, God spoke through Isaiah and said in 4 stages:

1) Precept by precept - which means commentaries
2) Line by line - which means cross references
3) Here a little, there a little - which means word study
4) In stammering (strange) lips and another tongue - things like image
study, Bible codes, etc...

These are the four stages through which a person grows in study of
scriptures. Please do not try to jump stages, unless your foundational
stage is not strong and you go directly to stage 3 or 4 then you are
sure to crash down or become an instrument of Satan.

It is only when we understand the image of God in us, then only will we
understand God and what the term 'son of God' means, why Jesus is called
the only Son of God when He was 100percent man on earth, why Paul wrote
Christ came so that we may become sons of God.

The most amazing stage of my study with the Lord was when He revealed to
me everything (means everything) in this world from the micro-organism
to the whole universe is made so that we may understand the Kingdom of
God, which means everything has an image behind it. It is not only the
object but also the way they relate and interact with others, also gives
us understanding of the Kingdom of God.

The Heavens above is a spirit world and man cannot even contemplate the
word 'spirit' which in Hebrew means breathe. Man imagines spirit as a
smoke but God puts it as formless, having life and more real than this
physical world. Everything in Heaven living, even the things which
Heaven is made of. People think there will be roads of gold and
structures of precious stone and they will be disappointed when the
reach there, for the Kingdom of God is made of much more precious living
things than earthly dead things.

When I tell people about the requirements of being a Christian they say
'it is impossible'. This impossible is only possible when we know the
Kingdom of God and understand it. If we live in this little world that
we are in, every little thing becomes the world for us and thus
impossible to give up or overcome. It is only when we know the Kingdom
of God and how great it is these little things become nothing for us to
give up.

We are living in a projection or hologram, and this projection will one
day cease when Jesus comes again. Are we prepared to move into the real
world? It is better we learn more of this today so that we are not
caught by surprise and that is what God desires.

Do not struggle in life but let the knowledge and understanding of the
Kingdom of God set you free.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, You called us children of Light yet most of us live in darkness
for we do not understand the things concerning Heaven. We like to see
all things in earthly ways but on the contrary You make earthly things
in a Heavenly way. In your wisdom You made all things in a way that man
can never complain that they did not know You or your Kingdom even if
they did not get a Bible in their hands or no one came to give them the
Gospel. Lord, give your children wisdom that they may understand this
life and the things concerning life, that they may not love this world
but the real world which is your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Genesis 1:11* - And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb
yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose
seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.

*Genesis 1:12* - And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding
seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in
itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

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

*Genesis 1:24* - And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living
creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the
earth after his kind: and it was so.

*Genesis 1:25* - And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and
cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth
after his kind: and God saw that it was good.

*Genesis 6:20 *- Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their
kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every
sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.

*Genesis 7:14 *- They, and every beast after his kind, and all the
cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the
earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every
sort.

*Genesis 1:27* - And God created man in his own image, in the image of
God created he him; male and female created he them (him).

*Isaiah 28:9-11*
9 Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand
doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts.
10For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon
line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little:
11For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.

*Luke 8:10* - And he said, Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of
the kingdom of God: but to the rest in parables; that seeing they may
not see, and hearing they may not understand.

*Luke 17:20-22*
20 And being asked by the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God cometh, he
answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
21neither shall they say, Lo, here! or, There! for lo, the kingdom of
God is within you.
22And he said unto the disciples, The days will come, when ye shall
desire to see one of the days of the Son of man, and ye shall not see it.

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*Evil spirit tremble at **One God*

*James 2:9* - /Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well:
the devils also believe, and tremble./

This is yesterday's message which I am sending today.

To understand today's message more accurately we need to expand the message.

*James 2:9* - Thou believest [commit to] that there is one God; thou
doest [bring fourth] well [good]: the devils also believe [commit to],
and tremble [stiffen in horror].

In the start I used to believe this scripture was about the evil spirits
knowing there is God and thus have fear.

First thing the word used for evil spirits is '*daimonion* ' which means
a divine power lesser than God but greater than man. You need to know
these evil spirits are no fools they know many things which we do not
today since they were Angels having authority in God once upon a time.
Talking of them knowing there is God is like me telling you 'you exist'.
Such a matter does not frighten anyone.

The scripture has great depth to its understanding since James the
brother of Jesus was a Teacher by calling and spoke many deep things in
simple words.

The word God here refers to the Godhead not to an individual of the
three. The grammar TVM (Tone, Voice and Mood) of the word 'there is', is
Present 5774, Not Stated 5799, Indicative 5791. Like I stated in my
previous mails the TVM gives a great aspect of the instruction /
background in body, mind/soul and spirit. The interesting factor here is
the Mood or spirit part shows as 'will occur'. Saying they will come
together.

We know God is inseparable so what is this factor of them coming
together and which is this so shocking to the evil spirits?

To understand this we need to understand the Godhead. People get so
confused with understanding 3 in 1 where the Father is the Head of the
Body and the Son and Spirit are part of the Body of the Godhead. How
will they digest that the Son Himself is Head of His own Body and His
Body consist of the Angels and other Heavenly beings. It is this reason
when an Angel appeared it is written the Lord appeared. God the Holy
Spirit too is also a multi dimension Being, it is written about Him
being 7 Spirits yet 1.

It is the factor of the Son which causes tremendous fear to the evil
spirits. The evil spirits or fallen angels were part of the Son before
they revolted against the Light of God and thus were thrown down from
the (upper) Heavens (in other words demoted). When man was created even
though man was made weaker than them, they knew God had plans to promote
man. In spirit man is same as the Angels but being put in the flesh was
made weaker / lower than an Angel. It is this weak man who is being
refined and given authority to be an Angel after Judgment day. The Body
or Temple of the Son was damaged when the fallen angels revolted will be
made new when man will be part of this Body. It is this Truth that
causes immense fear in them for they know that day would be disaster for
them and they would be dealt in a way unimaginable.

Yesterday I had gone out of Mumbai to a place near Pune and happened to
pick a newspaper of Pune. I read in it about the leaders of a church
having headquarters in abroad has sent they heads there for an
interfaith interaction.

We read in today's scripture how the Truth causes immense fear to the
evil spirits, but we have man who is even worse than the evil spirit, he
does not fear to manipulate the Truth. He does not fear proclaiming all
gods are one. He does not fear to manipulate and distort the Word to
bring forth his evil agenda.

Before this church kept the Word away from the people but when the Rider
on the White Horse came, the Word was given unto the people. Today when
we have the Word with us they are trying to distort it so that man gives
it up. They do not realize within these thousand years the Rider is
going to conquer and His army is going to come in power. They do not
fear the things which are written about them which God is going to do
with them, even though He showed it with King Nebuchadnezzar.

Babylon had favour with God when His people did not listen to Him. But
when the King made a golden idol of him and made people to worship it,
the wrath of God fell on him.

No doubt the leader(s) of this church has officially proclaimed himself
god on earth, King of Kings, Jesus Christ in the flesh and many other
things unimaginable. Today they are doing what the people did when they
build the Tower of Babylon, when they bought all the gods under one roof
to challenge the True God.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, we read in today's message how the Truth causes the powerful evil
spirits to shiver in fear but we see evil man does not blink an eyelid
but dares to distort the Truth think he would get away from the
punishment set forth for him. Lord, the sacrifice of your saints cry out
to You, we too lift our voices up to You let your wrath fall on this
Babylon like it did on the Tower of Babylon and on King Nebuchadnezzar.
Let your little one trapped in Babylon be freed from the deceit and come
into your Light...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[Reference Scriptures]*
*Genesis 11:1-9*
1 And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech.
2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a
plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there.
3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them
throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter.
4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may
reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered
abroad upon the face of the whole earth.
5 And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the
children of men builded.
6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one
language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained
from them, which they have imagined to do.
7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may
not understand one another's speech.
8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the
earth: and they left off to build the city.
9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there
confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD
scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

*Revelation 19:11-16*
11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat
upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth
judge and make war.
12His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns;
and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
13And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is
called The Word of God.
14And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses,
clothed in fine linen, white and clean.
15And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite
the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth
the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.
16And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF
KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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Do not die in Babylon

Ezekiel 12:13 - My net also will I spread upon him, and he shall be
taken in my snare: and I will bring him to Babylon to the land of the
Chaldeans; yet shall he not see it, though he shall die there.

Like the coming out of Egypt the events concerning Babylon is given,
if no less equal, more importance. If one looks at the Gospel of
Matthew as he records the genealogy of Jesus from Abraham to Jesus he
makes two halts on the way, one at David and the other at Babylon. We
see Matthew did not record the name of the last Jewish King who was
taken to Babylon but noted the incident. One should know nothing in
the Bible can be taken for granted and everything has a reason and
purpose.

All prophesies concerning Israel have at least 2 dimensions to them
one in the physical and one in the spiritual. We see many prophesies
concerning Israel in the physical do not seem fulfilled completely,
but we also know our God never does anything incomplete.

Let us take an example, the prophesy concerning the events that took
place on 70Ad spoken by Jesus. If we look at it Jesus spoke of them in
an answer concerning the end days. We know they were not the real end
days and Jesus did not make any mistake. When He said it, it was
surely concerning the end days but these events were a mini projection
of main event. Same is with the book of Moses and all the events that
happened in the wilderness, they are all mini natures of the main
events i.e. the New Testament talks of crossing the Red Sea as baptism
in Jesus Christ and the leading of the pillar of cloud and fire as
baptism in the Holy Spirit. It also talks of the Passover as the
sacrifice of the true Lamb of God Jesus Christ.

The Bible talks about the 2 sisters which in one place written as
Samaria and Sodom and in another place as Aholah and Aholibah (Samaria
and Jerusalem -“ yer-oo-shaw- lah’ yim” a term used for the false
Jerusalem unlike “yer-oo-shaw- lame’” used for the real Jerusalem)
these are the 2 churches.

The first church was the Jewish church against which Jesus is the 1st
protestant. No one had caused so many Jews to leave the Jewish Church
other than Jesus. All those who left the Jewish church and became
Christians were directly or indirectly connected to the protest of
Jesus against the false practice of scriptures by that church.

The second church is the church which in Revelations is called as
Babylon the Great, the Whore (depicted as Sodom), in the second letter
(the second stage of the Church) as a church which fools people while
being a seat of Satan (false Jerusalem).

Many may say we do not have anything to do with that church but they
do not realize their practices and beliefs are influenced by that
church.

The first letter of Paul documented in the Bible is the letter to the
Romans and in this letter Paul goes to great extend to clear the fact
that Jews are not the Jews which the Bible talks of. He goes to great
pains of explaining that the promises of Abraham are not to those born
of flesh but of promise.

Even in the Gospels the word used with children and promises is the
word “Teknon” which means chosen children or special children.

Jesus showed us the way with His dealing with the first Church and how
He exposed their lies. He did not rebuke the people of that church but
on the contrary was compassionate to them and took great pains to
teach them the Truth by going to the synagogues regularly. But His
attitude was not the same with the promoters of that church, the
Priest, the Pharisees and Sadducees, and at most places rebuke them.

Let us not be blinded from the Truth by monuments, or Institutes, or
by the power of man and have our heads pressed down with the net. But
let us be like Jesus Who did not fear any system or institute.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You have warned us again and again about the deceiver. He being
the father of lies never tells total lies but twists the truth so as
to deceive and destroy your people. He hates your people; even though
he knows his end is set he continues his evil. Lord, do not let your
people be destroyed, break the yoke around them which You allowed in
your anger. We pray for your mercy and grace in the lives of your
people, free them from this Babylon...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 16:46,48-49
46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters that
dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy
right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.
48 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, Sodom thy sister hath not done, she
nor her daughters, as thou hast done, thou and thy daughters.
49 Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fulness
of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters,
neither did she strengthen the hand of the poor and needy.

Ezekiel 23:1-4
1 The word of the LORD came again unto me, saying,
2 Son of man, there were two women, the daughters of one mother:
3 And they committed whoredoms in Egypt; they committed whoredoms in
their youth: there were their breasts pressed, and there they bruised
the teats of their virginity.
4 And the names of them were Aholah the elder, and Aholibah her
sister: and they were mine, and they bare sons and daughters. Thus
were their names; Samaria is Aholah, and Jerusalem Aholibah.

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*Jesus walking into the wilderness*

*Luke 24:29* - /But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it
is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry
with them./

After breaking the curse of Hell for all mankind who believe in Him,
Jesus appeared on the third day and did something odd. He firstly did
not let Mary of Magdalene touch Him then suddenly He goes for a stroll
into the wilderness. The Angel that appeared to the women tells them to
go to a place and they would meet Him. Where was Jesus going and why?

When we read the scripture just before the scripture for the day, we
read Jesus appeared to be going somewhere further but when they
requested Him, He abided with them. Jesus did not have an appointment
nor did He need to walk that distance to go where He was going. In His
resurrected body He would appear where He wanted in an instant yet we
see He was walking.

Whatever Jesus did had reason and purpose and we see before Jesus agreed
to abide with them and all that distance He walked with them He was
explaining to them about Him in the scriptures and how all scriptures
were about Him starting with Moses.

What hit me as a big surprise was even after appearing from Hell Jesus
was still performing sacrifices as recording in Moses. This stroll into
the wilderness as the last sacrifice Jesus fulfilled before He offered
His blood on to the mercy Throne and completing all the sacrifices need
for the salvation of man.

Even though Jesus appeared from Hell Jesus had not completed all His
sacrifices and therefore did not allow Mary of Magdalene to touch Him,
but after He ascended to Heaven and sprinkled His blood on to the Mercy
Throne in Heaven He had completed his work and thus afterwards in the
evening when He appeared to His disciples who had gathered in a locked
room He allowed them to touch Him.

When I ask any Christian the reason why Jesus died? The answer I get
'for our sins', and this saddens me that they really do not know why
Jesus died.

Christians are not Christians because they do not know why Jesus
sacrificed Himself. No doubt Jesus sacrificed Himself to get us
forgiveness for our sins and curses broken but that is only part of His
purpose, and they lose the main purpose.

The main purpose Jesus sacrificed Himself for us is so that we receive
the Holy Spirit. If we do not get this into our head we lose big time
and will not receive the reward of Jesus' sacrifice. A vessel is cleaned
with the purpose that something good can be served in it. The leather
bottle was renewed so that new wine (juice) would be poured in it.
Without the Holy Spirit we will never know Jesus nor have new wine in
us. The Apostles who lived with Him did not until they received the Holy
Spirit then what changes do we stand?

Jesus is an example and a way for us but the One who leads us alone the
way and makes us into that example Jesus is the Holy Spirit. Jesus did
not tarry long so that the Holy Spirit could come and start His work in
us. It is the Holy Spirit Who is the main Characters along with the Word
of God in the story of our salvation. Unless we do not realize this we
will not succeed. The Holy Spirit is the potter Who moulds us into that
perfect example Jesus, so that we become sons of God.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, in your Word You said not by your power but by your Spirit. It is
your Word and Lord, You prepared us by the sacrifice of your beloved Son
so that we could receive your Holy Spirit. It is by your Spirit that we
can reach our destination like it was the pillar of cloud that led the
Israelites in the wilderness. Lord, help us surrender to your Spirit.
Holy Spirit work in your children and mature us into sons...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Luke 24:25-31*
25Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that
the prophets have spoken:
26Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his
glory?
27And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in
all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as
though he would have gone further.
29But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward
evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and
blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of
their sight.

*Matthew 28:1-10*
1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of
the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door,
and sat upon it.
3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.
5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know
that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where
the Lord lay.
7And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him:
lo, I have told you.
8And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy;
and did run to bring his disciples word.
9And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying,
All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
10Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

*John 20:15-17,19- 20*
15Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She,
supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have
borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
16Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him,
Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
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.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when
the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the
Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be
unto you.
20And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side.
Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

*Leviticus 16:21-22*
21And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and
confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all
their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of
the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the
wilderness:
22And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not
inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness.

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*We need a Josiah today*

*Matthew 1:11* - /And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the
time they were carried away to Babylon:/

In the Bible we have the 2 genealogies of Jesus. In Matthew is the
genealogy through Joseph whose father was Jacob and in Luke we the
genealogy of Jesus through Mary whose father is Heli and given as father
in law of Joseph. Both have their common ancestor as David, so in
worldly manner Jesus was a descendant of David since officially
according to civil records Joseph was called the father of Jesus. And in
the real way also Jesus was a descendant of David through Mary.

In reality Jesus was born even before the official marriage of Mary and
Joseph, for according to Jewish tradition and according to the Bible a
marriage commences when the husband and wife come to know each other
(have physical relationship) since the actual marriage of Mary and
Joseph happened only after Jesus was born, as documented in Matthew 1:25.

In today's message we see one of the ancestors of Jesus was King Josiah.
Josiah is one of the great heroes of the Bible. When he came to know the
people were doing things against the Commandments of the Lord and which
angered God, he turned their world upside down. All the things they did
in the name of tradition which included those borrowed from the pagans
and also those by distorting the actual instructions of the Lord.

This church had priests and so called men of God but they too were
directly or indirectly hand in hand promoting this corruption. They had
the Book of Law with them but did not follow it. It was when the King
read it and was heartbroken on knowing what they were doing he sent a
few to inquire of Lord (confirm) through the Woman of God Huldah.

After hearing the words of Huldah, King Josiah gathered and woke up the
people by explaining them the scriptures. He then nearly destroyed each
and every object connected to the rebellious belief against the Lord.
All things of Baal and of goddess Asherah, and those in the name of
being in Heaven, all these he gathered and burnt them outside the city
and threw the ashes on the graves of the ancestors for it was because of
the ancestors ignorance and stubbornness they were doing all this practices.

Today too, not much has changed, the churches today also practices pagan
celebrations and still do the very same things which are connected to
worship of Baal and the goddess Asherah, but in names of people or
things connected to Jesus Christ.

King Josiah also broke down the house of (male) prostitutes connected to
these worships; similarly even today we have church leaders who sell the
Truth due to their fleshy desires like the male prostitutes did to their
bodies.

Today we need people like King Josiah who can have courage to challenge
these systems and practices which are leading the people of God to
destruction. I pray someone's heart would burn with grief on hearing
these words like King Josiah heart did on hearing the words of Huldah.
Even a few can bring a great change in the House of God. Let us not wait
for someone else but like King Josiah who was very young at the time he
did this have courage and lead the people to the Truth.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord, the things that are written in your Word and things which You
warned against and are done by people even today. Like in those days the
people were far from knowing your Word even today they are deceived due
to their lack of knowledge and understanding of your Word. They practice
traditions and rituals which have nothing to do with You or your
Kingdom. They do not realize they are actually directly or indirectly
worshiping Satan and the Beast. Open the eyes of your people and bring a
burden on their hearts of your chosen to bring a change...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*Matthew 1:16* - And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was
born Jesus, who is called Christ.

*Luke 3:23* - And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age,
being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son [son in
law] of Heli,

*Matthew 1:24-25*
24Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had
bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he
called his name JESUS.

Read *2 Kings 22 and 23*

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*Washing disciples' feet*

*John 13:5* - /After 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./

If I give a rubik's cube to an infant, he or she would think it to be a
colourful block, but a more mature child would know it is a 3D
mechanical puzzle. In the same way this scripture has spiritual infants
think Jesus was teaching His disciples about serving one another.

Like the infant was not totally wrong about the rubik's cube so also if
we do not really understand the actions and purpose of what Jesus did we
too will not know the truth.

If Jesus was demonstrating only service then Jesus should have obliged
Simon Peter's request to wash his hands and his head too. But Jesus
tells him a person who has bath does not need washing also if He does
not wash their feet then they would have no part with Him. Was Jesus a
cleanliness freak that He rejects people with dirty feet? Jesus Himself
at times ate without washing His hands.

Many people lacking spiritual maturity and understanding do social
service and think they are blessed in the Lord. No doubt doing social
service is demonstrating the love and mercy of God, but if we take God
out of this love and mercy then what love is this? Any social service
without showing God in it is just human labour in the flesh and would
have its reward here on earth but not in Heaven. The love connected with
God (in Greek Agape) is rightfully translated in some Bibles not love
but charity. Charity is love demonstrated without any return or
expectation from the recipient, but most important which most people
forget is, it is a love with purpose to proper the recipient. If that
prosperity is totally worldly then our reward is worldly but if it has
some spiritual factor in it then we are in for a reward in Heaven. Any
love without the person truly prospering is not really love.

It is this lack of understand that even greatest social servers like
Mother Teresa did not reap real spiritual goodness of what she did. In
her last days she complained of darkness and of being far from God. Her
heart was in helping the poor and when I met her she also advised me too
to join her in her efforts. But in her late days people close to her and
her letters to her priest give a picture of what she was going through
and how she was spiritually struggling. Her efforts have made her an
idol for many and caused people to adore pictures of her and statues of
her but God and His purpose for man is lost from all this. When I met
her I was not in the Lord and was most humble before her but when I came
in the Lord and had spiritual discernment I only felt sorry for her. She
was a like a little child full of love and desire to serve but not
spiritually guided by anyone.

If we look at the Apostles' activity in Acts, they too did social work
but gave more importance to the work of the Kingdom of God and therefore
oversaw the social work but did not get totally involved in it. They
dedicated people for it and guided them in it. Jesus too cared for the
sick and suffering but He being a person of authority did not struggle
but gave them instant relief.

Coming to the purpose of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, we see
Jesus wanted to wash only the feet and no other part of their bodies. We
can look at this in 2 ways one through scriptures and the other
historically.

In scriptures the feet symbolizes the way of life of a person. It is for
this reason Moses was instructed to remove his sandals when he
approached the burning bush on the mountain. The Lord wants us to be
what we are and as we are before Him and not to imitate anyone or have a
put on.

Washing of feet symbolizes forgiveness of sins. It symbolizes cleaning
of the visible filth or known sins that gets attached to us in our walk
in daily life. And since the bread which Jesus broke with them also
symbolized the sacrifice of Gilt as instructed by the Lord to Moses,
therefore Jesus washed their feet at this table before the sacrifice of
Gilt.

Historically it is found during the times of Jesus as man on earth the
people used to believe children with special needs were cursed (in Greek
called Teknon - meaning special children, which was used for children
with special needs and also used for chosen children - most promises are
only to chosen children not all children). These children with special
needs were also called children of the devil by the people because
people believed they were without spirit so were used lower than
servants made to sit at door steps and wash the feet of people coming
into the house. Scientist have found that these special children have
two things unique compared to others. Firstly they cannot distinguish
between skin colours (shades). For them people fair or dark look almost
the same. Secondly they have a short memory; if anyone hurts them, after
a short period of time they forget that person had hurt them and relate
with them normally as nothing happened.

When Jesus took the wash basin and cloth in hand, He made Himself as one
of these children for whom everyone is the same irrespective a person is
rich or poor, famous or a nobody, a big sinner or a small sinner, and as
one who forgives and never remembers.

Before we partake of the Lord or stand at the altar (meaning being a
representative of Him unto His people), we need to forgive each other
and get forgiveness for our sins. Paul warns us of the consequences of
partaking in an unworthy manner. We also know how Aaron's sons were
punished when they came to the altar in an unworthy manner, God consumed
them with fire.

Let us realize the importance of forgiving, for this will not only
restrict others from truly partaking of the Lord but also restrict us
too and put us at grave risk of God's wrath.

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord Jesus, You showed us how important it is to forgive and be forgiven
so as to receive the holy things of your Kingdom. Lord, You can us
authority to forgive sins and all that we bind on earth is bound in
Heaven. Lord, work in the hearts of those who find it hard to forgive,
bring your people to reconcile with each other...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*John 13:4-15*
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.
11For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all
clean.
12So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was
set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought
to wash one another's feet.
15For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

*Acts 2:39* - For the promise is unto you, and to your children
[teknon], and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God
shall call.

*Leviticus 4:2-3*
2Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any one shall sin
unwittingly, in any of the things which Jehovah hath commanded not to be
done, and shall do any one of them:
3if the anointed priest shall sin so as to bring guilt on the people,
then let him offer for his sin, which he hath sinned, a young bullock
without blemish unto Jehovah for a sin-offering.

*Exodus 3:3-5*
3And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why
the bush is not burnt.
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.

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*Sown in Dishonour raised in Glory, Sown in Weakness raised in Power*

*1 Corinthians 15:43* - /It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory:
it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:/

When I share with people about creation including the Angelic and Cosmic
(physical world) they find some of the facts very difficult to digest,
how even the Angels were not made perfect and especially about man who
although made exactly like the Angels in spirit but yet made lower than
the Angels when he was put into the flesh. When he was son of God he had
power over his flesh and his flesh did not restrict him but sin locked
him and did not allow him to transfigure.

The one question that comes to their mind is when God created man whom
He loved so much why did not He create the best?

One should understand our God is also described as Husband Man meaning
God Who nurtures and takes care. He is an evolving God; a God Who loves
to make things better and better. The reason He made us what we were and
are is only because He wants us to prosper so that we become better. It
is like we are made a seed which becomes into a glorious tree one day.
Now think of it, where a centimetre big seed is and where is a tree
which grows tens of feet and has leaves, flowers and fruits, it also
becomes a home for the birds, the animals and source for other trees.

When God created us His image is in us like a tree in a seed, unless the
seed dies unto itself and surrenders for to let that image to come out,
it will not become that glorious tree. God has given us the choice to
love the seed and perish, or to surrender to Him and let the seed be
broken so that we are glorified in Him. That seed is our flesh and the
tree is that Israel or son of God in us.

In today's message Paul talks of how we were sown in dishonour and
raised in glory, sown in weakness and raised in power. What God has set
for us is unimaginable to any human mind, even though God revealed this
to me yet I cannot imagine, put into picture or digest the things He has
set for us in Heaven. Foolish people think of gold and precious stones
because they think in the seed, they need to come out of the seed to
understand God's plans for us. Our God is not a pauper that His dwelling
place is made of gold and earthly stones. All the riches of the world
like dust for Him.

We need to understand in our becoming trees even the Angels will be
blessed in us. They too are awaiting their promotion through us. It is
our marriage in Christ here on earth that will take us unto our heavenly
marriage in God the Son and thereafter becoming a part of the Glorious
Temple of God the Father whom none have seen other than the Son.

*[/Prayer starter/]*
Lord, no eyes have seen or no ears have heard what You have set forth
for man. Since these are very precious things, You give them only to
mature sons and not to infants. Lord, help us to grow in spirit so that
we may mature into sons by moulding ourselves in your image which is in
us and which You revealed in Jesus Christ. You came as man to show us
what You planted in us and made a way to break free and become that
image. Holy Spirit You are our Husband Man, it is You Who nurture and
care for us through this process. Be with us and help us surrender unto
You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

*[/Reference Scriptures/] *
*1 Corinthians 15:42-50*
42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it
is raised in incorruption:
43It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in
weakness; it is raised in power:
44It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a
natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the
last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is
natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from
heaven.
48As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the
heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the
image of the heavenly.
50Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

*1 Corinthians 2:9-11*
9But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for
them that love him.
10But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which
is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

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*Yokes of Iron*

*Jeremiah 28:17* - /So Hananiah the prophet died the same year in the
seventh month./

In today's message we read of how Hananiah was punished for falsely
prophesizing in the name of the Lord. There is something very important
to understand from this message.

If you notice Hananiah was not the only prophet in the court. There were
many others and all of them were doing the same mistake like Hananiah.
They all were falsely prophesizing since long, so then why did God take
so much serious action this time against Hananiah?

We should realize Jeremiah was a true Prophet of God and Hananiah had
not done the usual mistake of falsely prophesizing in the name of the
Lord, he had indirectly challenged directly the authority of Jeremiah
and indirectly the Lord by taking the yoke around Jeremiah's neck and
breaking it. It was the Lord who had asked Jeremiah to make the yoke and
put it round his neck symbolizing the bondage He would put His people
and the others under King of Babylon - King Nebuchadnezzar.

If one studies about Babylon and King Nebuchadnezzar in particular one
will understand the events concerning the Whore or Babylon the Great of
Revelation. This Church was selected by the Lord to be a bondage on His
people because the love of God had died from the hearts of the people
after the era of the first Apostles. This church ruled over the people
of God and kept them under bondage. It has made them spiritually blind.
They read scriptures, even confess them and still do not understand
them. They say prayers and do not realize what they are professing. They
think they are Christians but do not realize that they actually
rebelling against God with their traditions, their prayers and their
beliefs.

The yoke was first made of wood which symbolizes flesh and later the
Lord made it of iron which symbolizes a spiritual.

Initially this church had the fear of that one man. The person who was
heading this church and who literally called himself god on earth, ruler
of heaven and earth, having authority to excommunicate even an Angel in
Heaven. What he said was above the Word of God and no one could question
it or go against it, whoever did were killed or socially excommunicated.

Later around the second millennium this yoke was turned from a yoke of
wood to a yoke of iron. Today these people are not looking at that one
person so much but at the traditions and beliefs of this church and it
are these that hold them down as a yoke much stronger than before. You
cannot speak to them any Truth unless this yoke of iron is broken.

When I came to the Lord and surrendered myself to the Lord the first
things He did was to attend to this yoke of iron which I had around me.
He showed me how all that I did in His name was not only far from Him
but actually against Him. Jesus said who are not with Him are against
Him. So if we are not following the Word of God then surely whatever we
are doing is against the Word of God.

Think who would tell you that the Word of God is not everything'? It has
to be someone who is against God and that is surely is from Satan. The
Beast operates in anyone or everyone who is not in the Lord or in the
Light of His Word.

This yoke was not only on Israel but also on others kingdoms, similarly
all in this church are not children of God.

Surely the iron yoke is not forever on the people of God like it was not
forever on Israel. The time will come very soon when Men and Women of
God will expose and bring down this Babylon and stop all its business in
the name of religion, and like King Nebuchadnezzar was made to live on
grass in the wilderness so also would this church be. But unfortunately
like the time King Nebuchadnezzar repented was too late so also when
this church repents would be too late.**

*[/Prayer Starter/]*
Lord we pray for the yoke of iron which is around your people. It was
You who put it around these people because of their harden hearts, the
curse of their parents which has passed on to them. Lord, we claim the
curse be broken in the lives of these children. No man can break this
yoke only You can. We know Lord You hear our prayer this moment and You
are opening their eyes, shaking their world and bring them into Light of
the Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

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*Jeremiah 28:1-4, 11-14*
1 And it came to pass the same year, in the beginning of the reign of
Zedekiah king of Judah, in the fourth year, and in the fifth month, that
Hananiah the son of Azur the prophet, which was of Gibeon, spake unto me
in the house of the LORD, in the presence of the priests and of all the
people, saying,
2Thus speaketh the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying, I have
broken the yoke of the king of Babylon.
3Within two full years will I bring again into this place all the
vessels of the LORD'S house, that Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon took
away from this place, and carried them to Babylon:
4And I will bring again to this place Jeconiah the son of Jehoiakim king
of Judah, with all the captives of Judah, that went into Babylon, saith
the LORD: for I will break the yoke of the king of Babylon.
11And Hananiah spake in the presence of all the people, saying, Thus
saith the LORD; Even so will I break the yoke of Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon from the neck of all nations within the space of two full years.
And the prophet Jeremiah went his way.
12Then the word of the LORD came unto Jeremiah the prophet, after that
Hananiah the prophet had broken the yoke from off the neck of the
prophet Jeremiah, saying,
13Go and tell Hananiah, saying, Thus saith the LORD; Thou hast broken
the yokes of wood; but thou shalt make for them yokes of iron.
14For thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; I have put a yoke
of iron upon the neck of all these nations, that they may serve
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon; and they shall serve him: and I have
given him the beasts of the field also.

*Jeremiah 27:1-8*
1 In the beginning of the reign of Jehoiakim the son of Josiah king of
Judah came this word unto Jeremiah from the LORD, saying,
2Thus saith the LORD to me; Make thee bonds and yokes, and put them upon
thy neck,
3And send them to the king of Edom, and to the king of Moab, and to the
king of the Ammonites, and to the king of Tyrus, and to the king of
Zidon, by the hand of the messengers which come to Jerusalem unto
Zedekiah king of Judah;
4And command them to say unto their masters, Thus saith the LORD of
hosts, the God of Israel; Thus shall ye say unto your masters;
5I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground,
by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto
whom it seemed meet unto me.
6And now have I given all these lands into the hand of Nebuchadnezzar
the king of Babylon, my servant; and the beasts of the field have I
given him also to serve him.
7And all nations shall serve him, and his son, and his son's son, until
the very time of his land come: and then many nations and great kings
shall serve themselves of him.
8And it shall come to pass, that the nation and kingdom which will not
serve the same Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon, and that will not put
their neck under the yoke of the king of Babylon, that nation will I
punish, saith the LORD, with the sword, and with the famine, and with
the pestilence, until I have consumed them by his hand.

*Revelation 17:1-6*
1 And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven vials, and
talked with me, saying unto me, Come hither; I will shew unto thee the
judgment of the great whore that sitteth upon many waters:
2With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the
inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her
fornication.
3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a
woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy,
having seven heads and ten horns.
4And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with
gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand
full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the
blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great
admiration.

*Revelation 2:4-17*
4Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy
first love.
5Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the
first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy
candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.
6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans,
which I also hate.
7He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life,
which is in the midst of the paradise of God.
8 And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith
the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;
9I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and
I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but
are the synagogue of Satan.
10Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil
shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall
have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give
thee a crown of life.
11He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.
12 And to the angel of the church in Pergamos write; These things saith
he which hath the sharp sword with two edges;
13I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, even where Satan's seat is:
and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in
those days wherein Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was slain among
you, where Satan dwelleth.
14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them
that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a
stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed
unto idols, and to commit fornication.
15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans,
which thing I hate.
16Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against
them with the sword of my mouth.
17He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the
churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna,
and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written,
which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

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