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Post  Admin on Thu 27 Feb 2020, 5:56 pm

Simple yet the most complex

Ephesians 3:3, 4 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote afore in few words, Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)

We all use passwords and for anyone to guess our password is nearly impossible, if the person knows us closely then there are some, very remote chances of them guess but that too is one in a thousand if not a million. Now think if we all have to at least guess part of the password right and we all have only one try, you can then imagine the success rate, not even 1 in a trillion will get it right; understanding the Word is something like that and thus we all need divine help to get successful.

The Israelites are the most admired the world over for their knowledge and success in many fields. Being a very small population yet they have most number of noble prize winners. Yet when it comes to the Word of God they are like Solomon who was the wisest person in the whole world yet did the most foolish mistakes. Many a time I wonder these people speak the Biblical language and Bible history is their local history yet they lack clear understanding of the basics of the Bible.

Study of the Word of God is just impossible unless the Lord starts to reveal it to you. And mind you once the Lord starts revealing it, you just stand in awe of how simple the whole thing is and as to why did I not see it!

When the Lord started revealing the book of Revelation it was bits and pieces here and there. Later it became like knowing most pieces of a jigsaw puzzle but unable to put most of them together. Of late as I was led to study on the 7 letters to the 7 Churches I started to slowly get many of the jigsaw pieces into place and broadly understand the whole timeline.

By myself understanding the book of Revelation would have been like 1 in a trillion chance, but with divine help from the Lord it is very easy and simple.

Let us not take the Word of God likely even though it may look simple, understand we see not even the top of the iceberg and almost most of it is hidden deep within. Understanding the truth is what hold us away from God and the day we understand the truth completely (not just mentally know it but have it in us) then the end will come and we are set free from this natural creation so that we enter our Heavenly abode.

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Lord You are Awesome God. The world does not know You for they lack true wisdom. Lord we pray we grow in wisdom and understanding as we seek more and more of your Word. We pray this Word comes alive in us and we together become complete in You so that we enter our eternal home in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ephesians 1:17  That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:

1 Corinthians 2:9-10
9  But 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.
10  But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.

Galatians 1:12,16
12  For I neither received it of man, neither was I taught [it], but by the revelation of Jesus Christ.
16  To reveal his Son in me, that I might preach him among the heathen; immediately I conferred not with flesh and blood:

Ephesians 3:9  And to make all [men] see what [is] the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Ephesians 1:9-11
9  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:
10  That in the dispensation of the fulness of times he might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven, and which are on earth; [even] in him:
11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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Post  Admin on Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5:12 pm

Date: February 18, 2020 at 3:15 AM

Topic: +DEV+  Unexpected Encounter

Unexpected Encounter

"Joseph said to his brothers, 'I am Joseph! Is my father still living?' But his brothers were not able to answer him, because they were terrified at his presence."  Genesis 45:3

Scripture Focus: Genesis 45

When they had sold him into slavery, Joseph's brothers never expected to see him again. Years later, as they bowed before the Egyptian leader, they couldn't imagine him to be their brother. As a boy, Joseph had seen this day in a dream, but his brothers didn't remember the dream, nor had they ever taken it seriously. So when Joseph revealed himself, they were terrified. 

A reunion that should have brought joy brought horror. Unexpectedly coming face to face with a broken relationship is difficult. Whether it was the result of a misunderstanding or a wrongdoing, when someone from the past suddenly appears, it can be unsettling. If you've known what that is like, now put yourself in the place of Joseph's brothers! God loves us too much to allow brokenness to fester. He heals our relationships. In the case of Joseph, through repentance and forgiveness, they became a family again, even recognizing God's hand in it for their good (vs. 7). 

God desires reconciliation. After all, He gave His only Son to purchase it for you.

Insight: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

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Post  Admin on Tue 18 Feb 2020, 5:09 pm

Israel is Zion and Zion is Israel

Romans 9:33  As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion (Zion) a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Jesus stated he was the stone which the builder rejected (forsake) and which became the cornerstone. He also claimed to be the rock on which people will fall and be broken or on whom it will fall and grind them to powder.. So either way He causes change into the lives to people who come to know Him irrespective of them receiving or rejecting Him.

Christians and especially Men/Women of God do not realize the simple presence of them in the lives of others causes changes. Either they change die in the flesh and be transformed in Christ or their hearts will be hardened and they will see greater destruction.

The term Zion means fortified city and is a term used for the New Jerusalem. David in faith called his Jerusalem as Zion even though there were no walls around it. Solomon his ‘wise’ son saw no walls so built them. Today Jews who are also considered very ‘wise’ pray at whatever is left of this wall.

In southern India there is a Christian heretic cult which has named a place Zion and built a large complex /’Church’ claiming only those who live there will go to Heaven when ‘Rapture’ happens!

Isaiah uses the term Israel and Jesus translates it as Zion. Spiritual walk starts with Egypt (dual strait – children of God living worldly lives) and ends with Zion / Israel. It is about spiritual growth and nothing to do with place or title.

Only when we do Bible word study (language study) we understand the stages of spiritual growth and about spiritual gender then we will realize the term ‘Sons of God’ and how Jesus was the first ‘Israel’ a promise given to Jacob.

Let us seek to be Israel, to be Zion and the more we become Zion/Israel we will see the lives of people around us being transformed. It does not mean they all will be saved but means either will break or they will be crushed. Things will surely not be the same.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Even though You are Omnipotent yet You do not force your Law in to the lives of people whom You yourself have created. You give each the right of choice to choose eternal life in You or enjoy this life and experience great damnation after natural death. Lord we pray we be ready to suffer and die in this life but not lose our eternal life in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 20:17-19
17  And he beheld them, and said, What is this then that is written, The stone which the builders rejected, the same is become the head of the corner?
18  Whosoever shall fall upon that stone shall be broken; but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.
19  And the chief priests and the scribes the same hour sought to lay hands on him; and they feared the people: for they perceived that he had spoken this parable against them.

Isaiah 8:14-15
14  And he shall be for a sanctuary; but for a stone of stumbling and for a rock of offence to both the houses of Israel, for a gin and for a snare to the inhabitants of Jerusalem.
15  And many among them shall stumble, and fall, and be broken, and be snared, and be taken.

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Post  Admin on Mon 17 Feb 2020, 10:54 pm

Walk in love and truth

2 John 1:4-6 I rejoiced greatly that I found of thy children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father. And now I beseech thee, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment unto thee, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another. And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Today’s scripture is taken from an epistle written by John to a woman who headed a church. Here we read about John as an Apostle and being one of the five who overlooked the operations of the churches in whole, exercising his authority in a humble way. John, James and Peter were a team that overlooked Christians with Jewish background thus this church would be people who were from a Jewish background although it existed in Alexandra, and this woman is assumed to be a high social status for John uses the term lady (kyría) and not woman (gynaíka) or sister (adelphe) in Christ. Some theologians also state since John was aged (letter is dated about 85AD) and the woman young thus John addressed her with respect.

Here we see John finds something good and something bad that existed in this church, the good part is that some of the people were walking in truth but the bad part was the church on the whole did not walk in love.

Love and truth was like 2 legs and one without the other makes the person lame. If we have love and do not walk in truth then we cannot stay in love for long and also if we say we know the truth but do not walk in love then that truth will not stay in us for long. If we have the truth then love will be a part of us and if we have true love then we will be knowing the truth else that love will be worldly and not true love. Bible says those who are spiritually lame or blind will not enter the Kingdom of God.

Those Christians who think they should only love people and ignore the truth (study scriptures) are fools and also those who think they can lock themselves in a room and study scriptures to know the truth are also fools. Jesus said when we follow Him we will know the Truth and the Truth will set us free. We all know Jesus was personification of love and He Himself studied scriptures from an early age.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are not just an icon of love but also of truth. Lord we pray we understand without truth there is no love in us and if there is no love in us there is no truth in us. We pray Lord let true love and truth co-exist in your people so that the world sees You in us....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 8:31-32
31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, [then] are ye my disciples indeed;
32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

1 John 3:18  My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth.

Ephesians 4:15  But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, [even] Christ:

2 Thessalonians 2:10  And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.

1 Peter 1:22  Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, [see that ye] love one another with a pure heart fervently:

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Post  Admin on Mon 17 Feb 2020, 9:47 pm

Castor and Pollux

Acts 28:11  And after three months we departed in a ship of Alexandria, which had wintered in the isle, whose sign was Castor and Pollux.

The ship that took Paul is noted as having the Greek gods Castor and Pollux the sons of Jupiter as image heads. The mythology goes as Jupiter (king god) had two sons by Leda the queen and wife of Tyndarus, king of Sparta. After their death they were translated to heaven and received divine honors as constellation of Gemini (Twins). They are considered as protectors to especially sailors.

Humans cannot digest the fact that a divine omnipresent invisible God protects them. They was an image or human face to God and thus put humans before God as their protectors. In Hinduism and in Catholicism we find different characters (gods / saints) specialized protectors for various things from travelling, to losing objects, to vehicles, to pets, to studies etc... In Islam - Sunni type use various symbols as auspicious for different things while the Shia type are more like the Catholics of Islam.

The Israelites fell out with the Lord when they asked for a human king to rule over them. It is for this reason Jesus does not Judge over mankind us as Lord God the Son but as Son of Man. But in the case of David we see when David was given a choice of being punished at the hands of God (Angels) or man, he chose being punished at the hands of the Lord and not at the hands of man, he trusted the mercy of God more than man.

Believers trust their Pastors, church leaders and prayer leaders more than they trust God. It is not wrong to seek help from people when one is spiritually down but if it is always the same story then there is a grave problem that exist in that person.

Let us always remember there is no protector than God Himself. So let our eyes be focused on Him and Him alone.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are God and there is none who is like You. You alone are Omnipotent and Omnipresent. You alone are Father – Protector, Creator and Provider. Lord we pray we keep our eyes always on You and on You alone...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 28:20-21
20  And 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,
21  So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:

Psalms 91:2-7
2  I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3  Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence.
4  He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
5  Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow [that] flieth by day;
6  [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.
7  A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; [but] it shall not come nigh thee.

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

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Heavenly crown

Philippians 4:1 Therefore, my brethren dearly beloved and longed for, my joy and crown, so stand fast in the Lord, [my] dearly beloved.

In today’s message we know Paul spoke of a heavenly crown and not an earthly crown. Salvation is not about just being saved and going to Heaven but also about receiving a high position in Heaven.

Bible in many places says we will rule a new earth and also says we will judge Angels. Many people especially Catholics do not realize they are denying resurrection when they believe in a natural earth after Judgment Day. They believe life will be as it is now only there will be no sorry, people will marry have children grow old.

People who humanize God who is eternal, I ask them why do they project Him as an old man, if He is ageless then how did He get old? One Hollywood movie beats the heights of stupidity by showing the Lord as a young boy talking to Moses.

Unless we really do not understand salvation and the purpose of Creation we will not understand the things beyond our world. Let us not be blind people but people of light who know the truth and have clear understanding of plans of God in our life and the things hidden.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Spirit and You alone are eternal having life in yourself. You give us the ability to enjoy eternal life through the Tree / River of Life which is in Heaven. Lord we pray your people have a clear understanding of scriptures and know You and your plans for us. We pray in our foolishness we do not deny You and your Will in our lives but seek a high crown in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 65:16-18
16  That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.
17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
18  But be ye glad and rejoice for ever [in that] which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy.

Isaiah 66:22-24
22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.
23  And it shall come to pass, [that] from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the LORD.
24  And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.

Peter 3:12-13
12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:1-2
1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Mark 12:25  For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven.

Luke 20:34-36
34  And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry, and are given in marriage:
35  But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36  Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

1 John 3:2  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.

Revelation 19:10  And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See [thou do it] not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

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Spirit bears witness to our inheritance right

Romans 8:16,17 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with [him], that we may be also glorified together.

Just the day before yesterday, my daughter was sharing about a classmate who was a confused atheist, she was not totally denying God but also saying God is not really God. Her problem was she had heard that people were delivered from spirits by fire (Hindus do not discern good and bad spirits) and she believed it. For her if fire could overpower a spirit then God who is spirit can be overpowered by fire, so how is He God! Many of her friends tried to explain her but she refused to believe them.

When my daughter told me this the first thing I asked her ‘who told you that fire can overpower a spirit’? She said she had heard it. The problem was all in her group believed that false information.

The problem with us is we do not verify facts and believe anything thrown at us. We do not have the basic understanding of spirit. When we use the term ‘spirit’ we think of human ghost as shown in movies. Christians foolishly use the term ‘ghost’ for the Holy Spirit without realizing ghost is a term for spirit of a dead person..

Evil spirits are not ghosts and nor is the Holy Spirit a ghost. In the Bible the spirit is described with the word breath which symbolizes life. So spirit is the life of the person. Life is not a characteristic or ability but an entity/being in itself. Soul/inner-man is the design or form of the spirit and is active/moldable when we are alive in the flesh. If our soul is in the image of God it has the gender Son and if not then is evil. In Spirit Kingdom there is no Son / Daughter but only Son / evil all because there is no mother in God’s Kingdom, He is both Himself (El Shaddai in traditional Hebrew means ‘strong breasted one’).

In today’s scripture the word used a children is the Greek word ‘teknon’ which comes from the root word ‘punishment’, it talks of a disciplined child. Today’s scriptures in simple words says we become Sons of God and inheritors of His Kingdom only if we are disciplined by the Holy Spirit.

Baptism as I mentioned before is about transforming to that which we are immersed in. So baptism of the Holy Spirit would need us to be transformed in spirit to be more like the Spirit of the Son whom we receive. In short we become like Christ through our baptism in the Holy Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and You are Life. All life comes from You for You alone have life in yourself. Lord we pray we get into ourselves that flesh and blood cannot inherit your Kingdom and yet we keep loving the flesh. We pray we surrender to your Spirit so that we are transformed in spirit so as to become inheritors of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 15:50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Galatians 4:6  And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.

Romans 8:15  For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

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What we Preach do we Do?

2 Corinthians 10:11 Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such [will we be] also in deed when we are present.

I have mentioned before the name of places have meanings and that meaning has great importance for our spiritual understanding of things. Jesus being born in Bethlehem which means House of Bread, becoming ‘Prophet of Galilee’ meaning Prophet of Turning  and crucified at Golgotha meaning Place of Skull (death) is not a coincident, but part of the message that God wants to give us.

The story of Israel starts in Egypt and ends with crossing the Jordan River to enter the Promised Land. The word Israel means Princes of God – symbolizing Sons of God the word Egypt means dual strait symbolizes one who is of God but lives a worldly life, Jordan means inheritance cross it symbolized proving ones right to inheritance on Judgment Day and Promised Land symbolized Heaven which is our real home and inheritance in the Lord.

In today’s message Paul talks of not being one of those who preach or write something and do another, these people are those who dwell in Egypt which is the starting point of a Son of God (Israel) from which God delivers them.

We need to understand even if we have all the knowledge of the Bible and preach great things but do not live them then we are citizens of Egypt, the start point and have not moved an inch in our spiritual lives, so we need God’s deliverance.

Let us look not only at what we know but more at what we do.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord alone are perfect in every way thus are called Holy. Lord we pray we who are your children and called to be Sons may walk that way of perfection in You. Lord we pray we be not people of words but people who live the Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 4:4  But 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.

James 1:22  But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

James 4:17  Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth [it] not, to him it is sin.

Matthew 7:21-25
21  Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22  Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23  And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24  Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25  And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.

Luke 6:46-48
46  And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
47  Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48  He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

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The biggest enemies are not those outside

Acts 23:31  Then the soldiers, as it was commanded them, took Paul, and brought [him] by night to Antipatris.

If we look at the cause of the crucifixion of Jesus or the martyrdom of the Apostles we see even though they died at the hands of the Romans yet the Romans did not desire to kill them, they were compelled to do so at the hands of the Jews, the Jewish Church leaders.

Jesus blamed the Jews for the death of the Men of God who were sent to them and called them children of Satan, He even called their leaders as poisonous serpents. The Jews were called ‘people of God’ but they also were the biggest enemies of God. There were few amongst them who really loved God and followed Him but most took the name of God and did what He hated most.

Ezekiel, Zechariah, Isaiah, Jeremiah wrote about the Jewish Church as the elder daughter of the prostitute woman. What is interesting is that this woman’s younger daughter is said to be more evil than the elder daughter and the deeds of the younger daughter are beyond the imagination of a human mind. Her sins as written are in multiplication of those of her elder sister but also her punishment is also in multiplication of her elder sister.

We normally think robbery, murder, fornication of the flesh are some of the worse sins but we do not realize in the eyes of God there are sins which will look normal to us but are hated most by Him. If we look in the OT there are some simple things like breaking the Sabbath where the punishment was given as stoning to death by the community (symbolizing spiritual death) but for murder the person was allowed to flee and the family members of the victim to pursue him and kill him only if they caught up with him (thus realizing that God yet had the option of saving him). Breaking of Sabbath was all about breaking our trust in God and is considered worse than murder. Not trusting God is equal to calling God a liar.

Let us not see ourselves as good or bad according to the eyes of the world by see ourselves through the eyes of God. Let us concentrate on the finer things so that we do not face great disappointment when we stand before His throne.

For God the greatest enemies are not those who do not know Him but those who know Him and misrepresent Him or are out to kill (spiritually or physically) His real Sons that too using His name.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Father are Spirit and your Kingdom is not of this world. You look at things not as man sees them for your ways are unlike the ways of man. Lord we pray we see ourselves through your eyes so that we do not deceive ourselves to be good while doing that the things You detest the most...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 23:31  Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets.

Luke 11:47  Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.

Ezekiel 23 (whole chapter)

Ezekiel 16:44-59

Zechariah 5 (whole chapter)

Isaiah 47 (whole chapter)

Jeremiah (Babylon was a shadow of the real ‘Babylon the Great’ in Revelation – Daniel meditated on these scriptures and the Lord showed him the ‘little horn’)

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What is Resurrection?

2 Timothy 2: 18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

When one cross questions Christians on basic belief terms, one starts to wonder what are they believing in and hoping for. In my recent study of Church history and Bible prophecies as the Lord put would happen I was taken back myself at the insane things that the Church has been doing or believing in. This is not recent matter but started with people we call as ‘Church fathers’. Take the case of Ignatius who did speak some great understanding in his letters but was also the person concerning lots of rubbish that has infected Christianity especially concerning the ‘Catholic’ Church. He was key supporter of the Apocrypha (additional books of the OT which got added to the Catholic Bible in 1400AD) and did this even though there were many well-known leaders during his time who objected on the same.

Let us not follow people and their understanding blindly. Let us get to the root and understand it as the Bible puts it, not ignoring any scripture but keeping each and every scripture in consideration. The people spoken of in today’s scripture were also students of Paul but people who went haywire in their understanding.

Ask someone what is resurrection and the most common thing they say is ‘dead coming to life’. Ask them if the spirit dies, they will say no, then ask them what comes to life, and most will go blank, but some will even say the body comes to life!

The Greek word ‘Anastasis’ for Resurrection simply means to arise. The Christian term does not mean to wake up for when Jesus bought a dead to life it was not termed as resurrection. To resurrect one need to rise from a lower level to a higher level. Jesus resurrected because He had gone to a lower level Hell and came back by breaking its bonds. Hell is not controlled by Satan and his goons but controlled by the Angels of God.. Jesus simply challenged the rule that only a person who is forsaken by God and has sin in him or her remains in Hell. Jesus was forsaken by the Father on the crucifix and our sins were on Him thus He went to Hell. But since no sin was in Him, He could not be kept there. He became the first of the Resurrection from Hell.

There are records of people like Samuel who came from the grave when Saul used forbidden means to communicate with him. The word used there for Samuel is the same as resurrection. Jesus spoke to Moses and Elijah by transfiguring so as to not break the law and sin as Saul did in OT. Since Samuel, Moses and Elijah were no in Hell it is termed as resurrection of the dead. On Judgment Day when we rise, are judged and go to Heaven then it will be termed as Resurrection.

Catholics talk of eternal life and resurrection but when one goes into that what is stated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church as put on Vatican.va one gets confused as what they really believe in. This is not only their case but their understanding of resurrection and eternal life is also carried by many Believer Churches. All this happens because we do not understand the very purpose why God created the Heavens and earth, why God made the Angels and man, and allowed them to fall, that too knowing they would in the beginning, thus had already humbled Himself and began the sacrifice right in the beginning of doing this.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are eternal and You alone have life within yourself. You made the Angels and man knowing well they would fall and thus You humbled yourself in the beginning. You became one of us and thus showed us how we could become one with You. Lord we pray your people understand the purpose of creation of how things are going to change after Resurrection day when all those who sleep in You will rise and be judged. In your Word You clearly said your Kingdom is not of this world and that no flesh and blood can inherit your Kingdom thus we need to be transformed to be like the Angels who are neither married nor given in marriage...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 22:29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.

1 Corinthians 15:12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

1 Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

Revelation 20:12-15
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

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Paul’s weighty letters

2 Corinthians 10: 9  That I may not seem as if I would terrify you by letters.

Paul as I mentioned in my previous messages was not just a person but an institute. Although his letters were authored under his guidance yet many a times it was written by people in his team. These letters even today cause many to be spiritually shaken.

The irony of Paul’s letters is that leaving for his letter to Ephesians which is a generic letter (although named as Ephesians it was written to all Churches) all his other letters were written specifically to Churches which were spiritually struggling. In his letters itself Paul confesses the people he wrote to were people who lived on milk and thus Paul was unable to feed them solid food. Now it was this spiritual milk that shook the people then and still does even today!

Paul in a nutshell was a PhD student selected to teach junior school (children of Israel), along with being head master (rulers - leaders of the Church) and person in charge to new enrollments (Gentiles).

Our knowledge and understanding of scriptures is so bad because of the attitude of leaders that the Bible needs to be simple. At times it is disheartening to hear key important leaders of Churches saying ‘oh you are going into small details’.

Christ said the treasure of the Kingdom of God is in the small details, when we dig into the land to find the treasure. We be happy with the nice marble stones on the top but miss the precious gems and diamonds buried deep below.

It is time we really study the Bible and go beyond simple commentaries and also beyond the letters of Paul. It is time we study the OT as Paul and Jesus Christ, understood and preached.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are full of wisdom and nothing is hidden from You. We who are called your children are called to be like You thus You have given us the Spirit of Truth so that we too are full of wisdom and understanding. We pray we your people be like Daniel and those with him who stood out to be 10times more wise and intelligent than those who were considered best of the world...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 1:1 Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, separated unto the gospel of God,

Romans 16:22  I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.

Romans 16:21-23
21   Timotheus my workfellow, and Lucius, and Jason, and Sosipater, my kinsmen, salute you.
22  I Tertius, who wrote this epistle, salute you in the Lord.
23  Gaius mine host, and of the whole church, saluteth you. Erastus the chamberlain of the city saluteth you, and Quartus a brother.

1 Corinthians 16:21  The salutation of me Paul with mine own hand.

2 Thessalonians 3:17  The salutation of Paul with mine own hand, which is the token in every epistle: so I write.

2 Corinthians 1:13  For we write none other things unto you, than what ye read or acknowledge; and I trust ye shall acknowledge even to the end;

2 Corinthians 10:11  Let such an one think this, that, such as we are in word by letters when we are absent, such will we be also in deed when we are present.

1 Corinthians 3:2  I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able [to bear it], neither yet now are ye able.

Hebrews 5:11-14
11  Of whom we have many things to say, and hard to be uttered, seeing ye are dull of hearing.
12  For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which [be] the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.
13  For every one that useth milk [is] unskilful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe.
14  But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, [even] those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.

Acts 9:15  But the Lord said unto him, Go thy way: for he is a chosen vessel unto me, to bear my name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel:

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When your own forsake you

2 Timothy 4:17  Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and [that] all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

We all know the pain when your own family members forsake you, but that for a Christian is not that much a pain. The real pain which very few experience is when people whom one has taken great pain and efforts over long period of time to nurture in Christ and one day they treat you like a stranger. The problem is not of them giving credit or not giving credit but the real problem is the question ‘did I fail to set them on the right foundation of Jesus Christ?’

In today’s message we see Paul experiencing the same feeling when the enemy (Jewish leaders) used their most powerful weapon against Paul. They knew they could not match the intelligence and wisdom of Paul but they knew his weakness of not being a good orator so they got someone who was former Christian and very good orator to debate against Paul. Alexander by his name was a Greek who accepted Christianity and then converted to Judaism, he and Hymenaeus were accused by Paul of blaspheme towards God. Paul was disheartened to see all whom he had built in Christ distancing themselves from him when he face his most difficult situation.

There are times when whatsoever you do one cannot change a person. When Jesus told the Jews that out of all the Israelites/Jews in the town the Lord sent Elijah to just one widow to be a blessing to her, which angered them so much that they wanted to kill Him.

There are times when the Lord shows me even senior Pastors as stiff-necked people who are a waste of time correcting and if we do then they start to experience problems in their personal lives. Sometimes the Lord shows the inner person which so hardened that only thing that can happen is destruction and these are not unbelievers but people who call out the name of Jesus and confess themselves to be ‘Christians’.

One should remember Christianity is not about how one has come in the Lord; the person may have a great testimony and even lots of blessings that God has showered upon them. Christianity is about remaining in the love, the grace and above all the Will of God, it is about the present and about continual endurance.

Let us be ready to face disappointments as we also face great victories. Let us do our best and remember Jesus as man too had a person whom He spent years nurturing yet could not save and was used by His enemies against Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord You do not see the external but the internal inner-man. Lord even though You know who will enter Heaven yet You sent the invitation to many. You even bless them whom You know will reject your Will and fail but will seek your blessings. Your ways are not the ways of man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Timothy 1:20  Of whom is Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they may learn not to blaspheme.

Acts 19:33-34
33  And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his defence unto the people.
34  But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians.

John 17: 12  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

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Belittling the Lord Jesus Christ

Acts 3:20,21  And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

As I was preparing for my session on a topic I was going through textual variants in the NT manuscripts and was surprised to find how the Catholic Church tried its best to belittle the Lord Jesus Christ.

We know the Jehovah’s Witnesses reject Jesus Christ as Lord God and project Him as an Angel who became man. The Muslims project Him as a Prophet and that too lower than Mohammed. The Catholics although say Jesus is Lord yet do not distinguish out his human form, even in Heaven they project Him in his human form. It is because of this that they manage to show Mary as His mother even after His resurrection and ascension to Heaven.

If we look at manuscripts especially after 10th century in many places they tried a lot to distort the text where Jesus is shown as the Jehovah of the OT. They do not know who God the Father is and who the Lord Jesus Christ is and how they are connected together in oneness that is why they believe in insane things like ‘Mother of God’ and totally distorted salvation. Sadly we have gulped lots of their nonsense unknowingly and still carry it.

Today’s scripture talks of Jesus’s second coming and then his ascension not as He is but in the glory which He had in the Father before the world was, and this happens only after He has restored all things unto Himself that too in its fullness. When we ourselves will not be humans but be transformed after resurrection then how can we even expect to see the man Jesus Christ in Heaven? Are we trying to deny Him the glory He is due after restoring all things for which He humbled Himself and became man?

Let us not belittle the Lord Jesus Christ as others do but know Him for there is power when we know Him and know His Name.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord Jesus we pray your people see You and your hand from the beginning when You created all things and how You made us for a purpose. We pray they know how You are God and one in the Father, how You came from the Father and will return unto Him after completing everything. How we who will be part of You along with the Angels will be part of the Father...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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

Colossians 1:16  for in him were all things created, in the heavens and upon the earth, things visible and things invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers; all things have been created through him, and unto him;

1 Timothy 2:5  For there is one God, one mediator also between God and men, [himself] man, Christ Jesus,

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Bible Numerics

Acts 23:13  And they were more than forty which had made this conspiracy.
Bible study gets more and more interesting as one goes deeper in the levels of Bible study.
When I started although I knew the book was very important yet as I forced myself to read I found I would literally sleep. But then I kept pursuing until a moment came that the Lord started opening scriptures and teaching me. I was privileged to have that close bonding with the Lord that I could be taught the depth of scriptures and this was more because of my Calling as a Teacher. But that is not the case with everyone, even though they may be gifted or Called in other areas yet they cannot ignore the importance of understanding scriptures, so there has to be a standard process through which one should be able to understand scriptures.
In Isaiah when the Lord was asked how He would teach people knowledge and understanding of His Kingdom, He said ‘statutes by statutes, line by line, here a little there a little and by various tongues’. The Lord repeated this twice.

Bible Study goes by the following steps:-
Commentaries
Cross Reference
Word Study (Hebrew and Greek words its root meanings, grammar...)
Image Study – Symbolism (in this also comes things like Bible Codes and Bible Numerics)

I have mentioned before every name of person or place in the Bible has reason and are not random. Similarly even the numbers have reason and spiritual meaning.

Today’s message talks of more than forty people conspiring to kill Paul. The number forty has been given many meaning by Preachers who do not understand Bible Numerics. All tens and hundreds go by the meaning of the unit digit.
Four symbolizes the world (four corners of the world). Forty means the whole world many times (all of the world).
Today’s scripture may mention more than forty persons but the Lord is telling us the whole world will comes against us are we still ready to follow Him? A person who loves the world will never become a Christian, it is only when we are ready to become enemies of this world that we become true Christians. We are not called to hate the world and its people but save them from their own understanding and way of life.
[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and your Kingdom is not this world for this natural world is temporary and your Kingdom is eternal. We pray Lord we understand this body, these natural relationships and the pleasures of this world are temporary. We pray we do not get deceived to lose our eternity for these temporary things. Help us to be ready to become enemies of this world...
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 18:36  Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.
James 2:5  Hearken, my beloved brethren; did not God choose them that are poor as to the world [to be] rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he promised to them that love him?
Revelation 11:15  And the seventh angel sounded; and there followed great voices in heaven, and they said, The kingdom of the world is become [the kingdom] of our Lord, and of his Christ: and he shall reign for ever and ever.
Revelation 20:12-15
12  And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne; and books were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and the dead were judged out of the things which were written in the books, according to their works.
13  And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.
14  And death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death, [even] the lake of fire.
15  And if any was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire.
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Misleading the masses

1 Timothy 1:7  Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.

If one has a preaching session where you talk what the people like to hear then one finds many people attending, but if one shares that which is written in the Word of God then one finds hardly a handful who attend.

People run after good orators more than good Preachers, they seek people who speak well but have no edification in what they speak.

Most Preachers think rebuking or condemning people is giving a strong Word/solid meat! That would be strong word if they were preaching to dogs, only digs eat bones. Solid meat or hard truth means to give the understanding of the Word as it is and not diluting or twisting it.

Many a times one thinks why tolerate such a stiff-necked people, but then we see the Lord for a few did great sacrifice. We should remember the ratio between the sheep and the goats is very large. Let seek the sheep and not goats.

In today’s scripture it says these things were happening even during the time of Paul. Paul was a very bad orator and could not present his knowledge and understanding (which he had tremendously) in words in person. His letters were most soughed but his preaching detested.

Timothy was a very good orator for he was an Evangelist and also well rooted in the understanding of scriptures for Paul molded him spiritually on a strong foundation. The Church of Corinth used to compare Paul to Timothy which aggregated Paul in the initial days but later Paul overcame this comparison for he understood his calling as an Apostle could be compared with other and each one was different, none greater than the other.

If we understand the Body of Christ each calling is different and what one does the other cannot. No Calling is greater than the other yet we have a hierarchy only because of the dependency of one to the other. When it comes to Teacher, Evangelist or Healer we should understand there are two kinds and are not just a single Calling. In Teachers we have the historical Teacher like the kinds of Luke and we also have the spiritual Teacher like the kinds of Daniel, they are presented as the two shoulders of the human body (also of High Priest’s dress in books of Moses).

Let us know our Calling and work in it. Also let us understand the importance of every Calling and not run after some while ignoring the others.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your Wisdom is immeasurable and in your wisdom You made us different and yet said we should be one. You are light but when light enters a medium like water it refracts into various colors even though it is one and every color is very important. Lord we pray we understand the design You have created us in and work in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 10:10  For, His letters, they say, are weighty and strong; but his bodily presence is weak, and his speech of no account.

Acts 20:9  And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead..

2 Corinthians 11:6  But though [I be] rude in speech, yet [am I] not in knowledge; nay, in everything we have made [it] manifest among all men to you-ward.

1 Corinthians 12:22-25
22  Nay, much rather, those members of the body which seem to be more feeble are necessary:
23  and those [parts] of the body, which we think to be less honourable, upon these we bestow more abundant honour; and our uncomely [parts] have more abundant comeliness;
24  whereas our comely [parts] have no need: but God tempered the body together, giving more abundant honour to that [part] which lacked;
25  that there should be no schism in the body; but [that] the members should have the same care one for another.

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Overcome by grace

Romans 15:15 Nevertheless, brethren, I have written the more boldly unto
you in some sort, as putting you in mind, because of the grace that is
given to me of God,

Paul in today’s scripture talks about writing a bold letter because of the
grace given. Now the grace was not to write but because of Paul himself
going through what he was writing about that gave him authority to do so.

The term being humble does not mean to belittle oneself. It means to help
or encourage someone to your position. One who is not successful cannot be
humble to be humble one needs to succeed first.

Also the term grace does not mean favor. Favor comes when someone pleases.
God favor too falls on us when we please Him. Grace is understood by
studying its Hebrew word and its root. The Hebrew word for grace is ‘chen’
and comes from ‘chanan’ to be merciful or meaning mercy.

Grace can be put simply as all the mercy required to overcome that which
the grace is given for. Thus grace is not blanket but specific. The grace
of salvation is given to all that have faith for mercy comes only through
faith (believing in the truth).

Receiving grace does not mean already an overcomer it only means that which
was not possible is now possible. Grace given for one area does not mean it
can be used in another area. Paul had the grace to overcome in most of the
areas like the area which he writes about in today’s scripture but in one
area he struggled and God did not help him but wanted him to overcome by
himself, the words ‘My grace is sufficient for thee’ did not mean he had
receive less grace or was unable to use it but meant he had received grace
in all those areas which the Lord knew he could not overcome by himself.

If we are low in faith then we can pursue the grace of God but if we are
strong in faith and yet struggle in some area or other and cry to the Lord
then the Lord will tell us like He told Paul, ‘My grace is sufficient for
thee’.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Merciful God. You shower your mercy
on all mankind but shower your grace only on those who are your children
for they hold the seed of faith. Lord we pray we strengthen our faith so
that we receive sufficient grace. We pray in the area we are called to
overcome we use patience for if we were overcomers only by grace then we
will not be called overcomers and thus not eligible to the great reward in
Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 12:8-9
8 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.
9 And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is
made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my
infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

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

Revelation 2:7 He 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.

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The time is at hand to know Him

2 Thessalonians 2:6 And now ye know what with holdeth that he might be
revealed in his time.

In Hinduism the Moon (a natural satellite of the earth) is worshipped as a
deity and most people do not know in so called ‘ancient’ Hinduism (which
actually is medieval) the Moon is considered a source of life and the Sun a
destroyer of life. In Yoga they believe the moon resides in the head and
releases a continuous flow of liquid that gives life (Kundalini) and the
Sun that resides in the stomach consumes this liquid. The so called
breathing (holding the breath) / meditation exercise is mainly to control
the flow of this liquid so that life expectancy increases!

Those ignorant of this detail and many such like this may be shocked. Just
think with this ignorance millions of people do Yoga just because they do
not care to research things.

The situation in our Churches are also on the same platform. The things
that we do as Christians causes even Christ to wonder what it has to do
with Him. From a Church that was very mature in Spirit and in Word during
the times of the Apostle went to near zero between 300-400AD when the
Catholic Church came into existence. If one truly understands the incident
of the instant judgment of Ananias and Sapphira in Acts 5 will understand
the level of spiritual grown the Church was in. The Holy Spirit was very
clearly talking to each and every one like as a human being does, His
presence was so strong in the Church. Today we are not even a small
percentage of that spiritual growth but the amazing thing is over a period
we are going to exceed many times the spiritual growth they were in!

How this is going to happen is just unthinkable, but one thing I can tell
you is the time of change is at hand. Soon one will see strong teachings
flowing into Churches. The milk that the Church has been living on since
ages will soon change. We are moving into an era where the world will see
the glory of God in the Church.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord You alone are perfect for You alone are
Holy. In your Word You have asked us to be holy (walk towards holiness)
with help of your Spirit and your Word. Lord we pray You crease the
revelation of your Word through your Spirit to your people...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Thessalonians 2:3-7
3 Let no man deceive you by any means: for [that day shall not come],
except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed,
the son of perdition;
4 Who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that
is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing
himself that he is God.
5 Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
6 And now ye know what withholdeth that he might be revealed in his time.
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth
[will let], until h

e be taken out of the way.

1 Corinthians 13:9-12
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part
shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I
thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I
know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

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Mystery of the Gentiles

Romans 11: 25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of
this mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness
in part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in..

Paul knew about the mystery of the Gentiles which he found was very
important for even those whom he was ministering spiritual milk to know.
What was this mystery?

Even today if one asks Christians about ‘Israel’ they get confused between
the term ‘Israel’ of the OT and the nation called ‘Israel’ founded by the
Jews. They think all people from the nation Israel are the Israelites of
the Bible.

Israel means ‘Prince of God’ a shadow of the term ‘Sons of God’ of the NT.
God told Jacob a deceiver and sinner that he would be made Israel.

When God selected Abraham and made him party to the Covenant (covenant
initiated with Noah), the Lord told him that he would be called the ‘father
of many nations’ (not just 1 nation). The children of Jacob had the promise
of Israel thus his children were called ‘children of Israel’ and later
Israelites, like we are called Christians even though we are far from being
real Christians. Later the 12 tribes of Jacob split into 2 groups one
called Israel who were later called Samaritans (their capital was Samaria)
and Judah who were later called Jews (their capital was Jerusalem). The
Jews became the mainstream Israel and self-appointed keepers of the
religion which they called Judaism, which had nothing to do with what the
Lord asked them to do but was full of traditions of people who had little
understanding of scriptures.

The Hebrew word for Gentiles means nation but comes from the root word
‘back’. The term ‘Gentiles’ was used for Jews who did not follow the
traditions of the Jews (backsliding Jews). It spiritually symbolizes the
lost sheep.

Paul initial was hardcore follower of Judaism and used the Jewish name Saul
(his mother was a Jew) but later when Paul was renewed in the Lord, he
understood the truth (partly) and thus reverted to the name Paul which was
given by his father (a Roman). Paul understood the NT Israel/Jews had
nothing to do with the promise Israel given by the Lord, it was only by
faith and working of the Spirit that one became Israel. What is interesting
is it is even harder to become the real Israel as a Jew then it is as a
Gentile. The same is as a Catholic even though they read the Bible it is
very difficult to break out from the bondages of customs for their hearts
are hardened towards God right from early age. I know how the Lord had to
break me as a Catholic to build me in Him.

It is easier to minister a Hindu or even an Atheist but more and more
difficult as we go from a Muslim, to a Catholic and then on to a Jew, since
they are deceived and hardened more and more. Either the Lord needs to
directly change people like He did to Paul and to me, or we need to be more
spiritually mature in Spirit and in Word to minister to the Catholic and
Jews.

Let us be stronger in the Word of God so that when the great exodus of
Catholics happens from the Catholic Church as prophesied, we do not lose
souls to vanity but win them to the Lord Jesus Christ who is the first
Israel and who has given us His Spirit to make us also Israel/Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are God not any tribe or nation but of the
whole world. You created all and nothing is there that is not by You. Lord
we pray we do not make You one of many gods by stating You as God of a
race. We pray we understand your Word more and more...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 17:4-5
4 As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt be a
father of many nations.
5 Neither shall thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be
Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee.

Genesis 32:28 And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but
Israel: for as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast
prevailed.

Exodus 19:3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out
of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and
tell the children of Israel;

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,
whether [we be] Jews or Gentiles, whether [we be] bond or free; and have
been all made to drink into one Spirit.

Galatians 2:14-16
14 But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth of
the gospel, I said unto Peter before [them] all, If thou, being a Jew,
livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why compellest
thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?
15 We [who are] Jews by nature, and not sinners of the Gentiles,
16 Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the
faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might
be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for
by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.

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Is Christianity racist?

Acts 21:31 And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief
captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.

In today’s message we read the Jews in Jerusalem who had killed an innocent
man by crucifying Him on a crucifix just about 30-35 years back were now
gunning their attention on Paul. They had crucified Jesus for blaspheme,
the fools had accused a person for speaking ill against Himself for they
did not know who He was. A couple of years later the Jews stoned Stephen to
death for the same crime of blaspheme but first against Moses and then
against God. They were people who gave reverence to Moses like the
Catholics give to Mary by worshipping her like a deity.

In today’s message we find the Jewish people who were normally very
peaceful and loving especially in their place of worship turned into a
violent mob infuriating the whole city all because they assumed Paul mocked
one of their Mosaic traditions. Here too they held Moses and his assumed
instructions (which they did not understand) above God. How can these
people be God’s people?

Can a person become a Christian by being born to a Christian parents? Can a
person be saved because her husband is in the Lord or vice-versa a man be
saved because his wife believes and follows Christ? People think they with
their family will live in lavish cottages in Heaven! When I make them think
they realize salvation is a person choice according to one’s choice and
walk. In resurrection no person is related as per worldly relationships. In
resurrection if we are not humans with worldly male / female genders then
how can our earthly relationships continue?

People misinterpret the verse Acts 16:31 which was a word of knowledge to
be a prophecy for salvation of mankind. The whole book of Acts is a
chronology of that which happened in the early Apostolic Church and
whatever prophecies written in it are referred to from other OT
scriptures/books.

If our personal family is not saved by our personal choosing then how
generations can be saved because of us? Yes promises / blessings are
available for a 100/1000 generations but yet salvation is personal.

Let us not assume every Israelite will be in Heaven just because he or she
was born Jewish. We should also not take for granted our children or family
members will be saved and live with us an eternal life in Heaven, but let
us keep a watch on each and every one. One would be surprised at the
spiritual disaster many Pastor’s own children are in even though they may
be active in Church worship team or in preaching ministry. What is worse is
if someone tries to correct the Pastor on the upbringing of his child, he
may even breathe fire like a dragon and spread misinformation to everyone
about you. One starts to wonder where Christ is in all this!

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made the Heavens and our creation for a
purpose. You delayed the punishment of the fallen angels and gave man time
to overcome them so as to bless those found worthy in Heavenly places. Lord
we pray we understand the purpose You created us and awesome things that
await those who run this race of salvation...

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt
be saved, and thy house.

Acts 6:11-14
11 Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous
words against Moses, and [against] God.
12 And they stirred up the people, and the elders, and the scribes, and
came upon [him], and caught him, and brought [him] to the council,
13 And set up false witnesses, which said, This man ceaseth not to speak
blasphemous words against this holy place, and the law:
14 For we have heard him say, that this Jesus of Nazareth shall destroy
this place, and shall change the customs which Moses delivered us.

Luke 20:34-36
34 And Jesus answering said unto them, The children of this world marry,
and are given in marriage:
35 But they which shall be accounted worthy to obtain that world, and the
resurrection from the dead, neither marry, nor are given in marriage:
36 Neither can they die any more: for they are equal unto the angels; and
are the children of God, being the children of the resurrection.

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

Ezekiel 18:14, 18-21
14 Now, lo, [if] he beget a son, that seeth all his father’s sins which he
hath done, and considereth, and doeth not such like,
17 [That] hath taken off his hand from the poor, [that] hath not received
usury nor increase, hath executed my judgments, hath walked in my statutes;
he shall not die for the iniquity of his father, he shall surely live.
18 [As for] his father, because he cruelly oppressed, spoiled his brother
by violence, and did [that] which [is] not good among his people, lo, even
he shall die in his iniquity.
19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When
the son hath done that which is lawful and right, [and] hath kept all my
statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live.
20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the
iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the
son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the
wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
21 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed,
and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall
surely live, he shall not die.

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Invisible to the enemy

Acts 12:10 When they were past the first and the second ward, they came
unto the iron gate that leadeth unto the city; which opened to them of his
own accord: and they went out, and passed on through one street; and
forthwith the angel departed from him.

In today’s message we find Peter who was bound in chains and not only put
in a prison but two soldiers were with him in the cell, the chains were
bond to the soldiers on either side. He was guarded by 4 squadrons of
soldiers (4x4 thus 16 soldiers). Herod the king had just killed James
(Zebedee) the brother of John and it pleased the Jews, so he wanted to
please them further and wanted to kill Peter. Herod deferred it because
Passover/feast of Unleavened Bread (both weeks were celebrated together)
was at hand so for 2 days Peter had a lease of life (Thursday evening was
Passover when the lamb was killed, Friday was High Sabbath and Saturday the
regular Sabbath so the two Sabbaths saved him).

While Peter was in this high security prison the Angel of the Lord (in
Greek text it is written Angel Lord the word ‘of’ is missing) came and set
Peter free from the chains and leads him through the 2 gates which were
also guarded. So we see all these 16 soldiers were there and scriptures
does not say they were asleep or had fainted. These 16 soldiers who were
there did not see all this happening before their eyes!

One would say why did the Lord save Peter and not save James?

As Men/Women of God we have a mission and until the mission is not complete
we are protected from the worse situations. But if we abort the mission
then we also remove ourselves from the hedge of protection. If we take the
case of each Apostle the 12 and also Paul we find they survived all types
of situations until the work assigned to them was complete. The core team
of Peter, James and John excluding Paul and Barnabas operated from
Jerusalem for a long period even during persecutions.

The Lord is telling us if we are focused on the work of the Lord we do not
need to fear death or any harm. It is only when falter or abort we see
things going against us. So let us be steadfast and be invisible as well as
invincible to the enemy.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit. You made man spirit and put
him in the flesh. We pray we always remember You are alive and in control
of all things. It is we who remove ourselves from your protection and then
question why things happen to us. Lord we pray we understand till our
mission is complete and are focused on it nothing can happen to us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 21:12-19
12 But before all these, they shall lay their hands on you, and persecute
[you], delivering [you] up to the synagogues, and into prisons, being
brought before kings and rulers for my name’s sake.
13 And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14 Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye
shall answer:
15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries
shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16 And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks,
and friends; and [some] of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17 And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake.
18 But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19 In your patience possess ye your souls.

John 8: 59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself,
and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed
by.

John 10:31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

Luke 4:29-30
29 And rose up, and thrust him out of the city, and led him unto the brow
of the hill whereon their city was built, that they might cast him down
headlong.
30 But he passing through the midst of them went his way,

John 11:54 Jesus therefore walked no more openly among the Jews; but went
thence unto a country near to the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim,
and there continued with his disciples.

Acts 8:1 And Saul was consenting unto his death. And at that time there
was a great persecution against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they
were all scattered abroad throughout the regions of Judaea and Samaria,
except the apostles.

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Become Responsible Leaders

Acts 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over
the which the Holy Spirit hath made you overseers, to feed the church of
God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

Yesterday I was very happy when the Lord said this year He is going to deal
with the faithlessness of His people. I was very glad that the Church which
was struggling spiritually since ages is going to stop being fed spiritual
milk and start to consume solid meat. We will see a real Church which
gathers but becomes one not when they are together physically but when they
disperse, go out to do the work of the Church.

Can a person be called a cook if he does not cook? So also a group of
people do not become a Church unless they do the mission of Christ
[ekklesia Greek for Church means group doing a mission].

Today the Lord is saying even though it is He who will do the real work yet
He will do it through those whom He has set as leaders in the Church. He is
going to feed them, and they in-turn with feed and tend the lambs.

Just as the year passed I was so glad to hear a Pastor telling me of the
need to get revelations of God, how the Lord told Him to receive more he
needs first to cherish, protect and live that little which He has already
given.

I have mentioned before the first time the Lord showed me a revelation from
the Lord as a diamond in the shape of a tear but having 3 sources (points)
although one tear drop (not of sorrow but of joy). A revelation being
precious He is not foolish to give it to someone who does not know its
value.

Today the Lord is speaking to all those who work in His Vineyard to
understand the price He has paid to gain it and that He has set us to labor
and nurture His precious Vineyard.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Omnipotent and Omnipresent yet You
working in simple ways so that your Name is lifted up. Your Name Lord is
light which expels darkness and overcomes evil. We pray Lord we whom You
have set over your lambs to nurture and transform to sheep understand the
price You have paid for the lambs...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 21:15-17
15 So when they had broken their fast, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon,
[son] of John, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea,
Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.
16 He saith to him again a second time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou
me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith
unto him, Tend my sheep.
17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, [son] of John, lovest thou me?
Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me?
And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I
love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.

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Worshiping Baal
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Worshiping Baal

John 9:11,12 He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay,
and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and
wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight. Then said they unto him,
Where is he? He said, I know not.

I was asking the Lord for what He has to tell us for the coming year and I
received this message. If we understand the background of today’s scripture
we find Jesus made a paste of dust and spit and applied it on the eyes of
the blind person, after that asked him to wash it in the pool of Siloam so
that he receives sight. The man did as instructed and was able to see.

Siloam is an artificial stone reservoir mentioned in Isaiah 8:6 is
fifty-three feet long, eighteen feet wide, and nineteen feet deep. Steps
lead to the bottom of the pool, three or four feet above which the water
flows off southeast to water the cultivated grounds in the valley below.
This fountain was called the ‘fountain of the virgin’. One would think it
as and pious water used for devout purposes. But in actual this water was
used many things like to wash clothes and for bathing animals. The name and
reverence had nothing it actual application.

One would think the man had faith in Jesus thus was healed, but that is not
true. The man did not know Jesus at all. He had not approached Jesus for
healing but it was Jesus who approached him. He followed what was told
because he had heard of Jesus. He listened because of hope, hope and faith
is not the same although faith starts with hope.

Jesus could have healed him by just rebuking the blindness but did all that
stunt because he lacked faith. We see the place this miracle happened and
also places where Jesus did similar healings like taking a person out of
the city to heal him were places He rebuked later for their faithlessness.

In the coming year Christ is saying He would be dealing with our
faithlessness. We may be worshipping Jesus Christ, but let us ask ourselves
do we really know Him? Are we like the blind faithless man following
instructions as told in hope or do we really have faith?

I have seen Catholic Evangelists who did tremendous healings initially when
they started their ministries but later as they come to know the Word of
God and resist it one finds things not working not that well with them. The
same with Believer Preachers and Evangelist who start with a bang but later
fizz away. How long do they think Christ would keep healing or blessing
them by putting dust with spit and working through their insane traditions
or beliefs?

The word Baal does not mean Satan or idol deity but simply means unknown
god/God. When we worship God without knowing Him we land up worshipping
Baal.

In the coming years we are going to see lots of things happening in the
Catholic/Orthodox Churches, we as Believers need to ready for these things
and make facility for the mass exit that these Churches are going to see.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. These few years we had been seeing lots of
turmoil in our Churches and through it You have been strengthening its
foundation. We thank You Lord now You are setting us for the great harvest
that is coming. We pray every soul that comes out of the false Catholic and
Jewish Churches may not be lost but saved in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 8:6 Forasmuch as this people refuseth the waters of Shiloah that go
softly, and rejoice in Rezin and Remaliah’s son;

Luke 13:4-5
4 Or those eighteen, upon whom the tower in Siloam fell, and slew them,
think ye that they were sinners above all men that dwelt in Jerusalem?
5 I tell you, Nay: but, except ye repent, ye shall all likewise perish.

Mark 8:22-26
22 And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and
besought him to touch him.
23 And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and
when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if
he saw ought.
24 And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
25 After that he put [his] hands again upon his eyes, and made him look
up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
26 And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town,
nor tell [it] to any in the town.

Matthew 11:21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if
the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon,
they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

Hosea 2:16 And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, [that] thou shalt
call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

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The greater enemy within

Acts 24:13,14 Neither can they prove the things whereof they now accuse
me. But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call
heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are
written in the law and in the prophets:

The greatest enemy to Christianity is not those who are not Christians but
it are those who call themselves ‘Christians’. If we look at scriptures the
Men of God / Nabis were victims of people within and not those outside.
Even in the NT for i.e. Jesus was set for crucifixion by the Jewish High
Priests and Pharisees, we also see in today’s scripture Paul too was a
victim of the conspiracy of the Jews. They accused him of dividing the
Jewish community and promoting schism.

Yesterday the topic preached in my Church was on money and at the end I met
the Preacher and told him he let them off very easy even though many were
taken back by what he preached. He spoke of the need and dangers of money.

If Preachers preach what is actually written in scriptures I doubt people
would sit in Church, personally I too struggle to follow it, and thank God
He has kept me in control in many areas long before I knew of it. During
that time I would complain why I did not see breakthroughs in those areas
even though He answered most of my prayers, today I thank God He did not
answer those foolish prayers.

Christians in Acts due to their sober way were called People of the Way or
Sect of Nazarene. The Nazarene way of life (which Jesus lived) was more
like an ascetic lifestyle void of pleasures. It was not without essential
needs like clothes or food (what other beliefs promote) but was void of any
unneedful pleasures, life without frills. But today we find Christians want
to live a lifestyle of Epicureanism (enjoy pleasures without control) all
because they are ignorant of Judgment Day.

So today if anyone preaches against Epicureanism (Prosperity Gospel) is
considered an enemy of the Church like the Jews considered Paul and his
group. It is an irony that the twelve Apostles who were taught by Jesus as
man in the flesh were not really a threat to the enemy and none of them
initiated any large true revival, it was Paul the man whom the Spirit of
Christ ministered to do, did most of the work in Christianity whose fruits
we see today.

The word money in Hebrew comes from to root word ‘desire’ and in Greek
comes from the root word ‘glory’. Money is not an enemy but can become one
if we do not know how to control it or use/give it. The word Mammon
[Aramaic word - amongst the few words that are intentionally not translated
in NT] means wealth and refers to amassing money or worldly treasures.

Today the Lord is asking us not to check if we are going to Church as a
Christian but asking us to check if we are living a life as that of a
Christian, a life of asceticism and not of Epicureanism. Let us not be an
enemy to the teachings of Jesus which asks us to overcome this world and be
lost to it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God. Bible says no being has seen You other than the
Son who came from You. You made us to enjoy life that is good but let us
not be like Lucifer who caused darkness with his greed for good things.
Give us the wisdom and discernment to individually like You gave to
Christians in Acts 4 to know how much was need and to share with others
that which was not needed, to let the cup overflow...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Thessalonians 5:8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on
the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation..

Titus 3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient,
deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy,
hateful, [and] hating one another.

Hebrews 11:25-26
25 Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to
enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
26 Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in
Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.

Matthew 6:24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the
one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the
other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.

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

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
beginning.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world

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Coming back of Callings

1 Corinthians 12:5 And there are diversities of ministrations, and the same
Lord.

If we look closely at what is happening in Churches and Bible speaks of we
see the Church as written has been following the Nicolaitan system since
300AD. Even though Believers moved out of the Catholic Church in 1500AD yet
they continued the Nicolaitain system. They simply replaced the Priest with
the Pastor, some included the Bishop (the official priest of the Catholic
Church who is above the parish priest but in the Bible the term or position
was of a clerk or administrative overseer of the Church finance and other
things). One thing all did was removed the Pope (title given to the Bishop
of Rome). Some of the Orthodox Churches which split from the Catholic
Church in administration but continued it doctrines continued with the Pope
position by assigning their own Pope.

If we look at the Bible there were 2 systems one of the Priest and other of
the Men of God (Callings). The Hebrew term ‘Priest’ means one who
represents the people and selected to do the rituals/statutes of the Lord
like offering sacrifices. On the other hand Men of God / Nabi were people
with Callings like Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Evangelist, Administrator and
Healer whom God had chosen to represent Him to the people. They were the
instruments through whom God worked on the people.

When we see Bible prophecies we are moving into a time when people with
Callings will head the Churches like they did during the times of the
Apostles.

In the Tabernacle there were 2 types of vessels in the inner court some
made of silver and some of gold both were precious to the Lord and equally
loved. The brass {root meaning division symbolizing discernment} vessels
utilized in the outer court was also precious to the Lord. But when we see
Heaven speaks of gold and not silver. Gold represents spiritual and silver
earthly. We are called to be Royal Priest means we called to be both
representatives of God as well representatives of the people.

The Church has not been spiritually growing because the various instruments
of God through whom He works are not in position.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made all things perfect for You are God
of perfection. It is because we have distorted things that is why we do not
see your Hand actively working on the people. Lord we pray You quicken the
restoration of the system You had set and which was the reason the Church
grew in leaps and bounds during the times of the Apostles. They did not
grow just in numbers but the Churches were full of true Christians. Today
we have people attending Church not having idea of why and what Church is....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Revelation 2:
6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which
I also hate.
14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that
hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock
before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to
commit fornication.
15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which
thing I hate.

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

1 Peter 2:25 For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto
the Shepherd and Bishop {overseer} of your souls.

Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron,
[are] consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the
LORD.

Hebrews 9:21 Moreover he sprinkled with blood both the tabernacle, and all
the vessels of the ministry.

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Be Steadfast and Unmovable

1 Corinthians 15: 58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast,
unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know
that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.

Christians in India are generally accused of bribing or alluring people to
become Christians with material and worldly things. One of the main reasons
for these accusations is that they feel the foreign Christian countries are
funding and directing the churches here.

Do Christian institutes and ministries get foreign financial help or
assistance in other forms? Yes.

It is not only Christian institutions, in fact almost every religion gets
financial help from abroad that includes Islam and even Hinduism. We can
justify Christianity and Islam but an ‘Indian’ religion like Hinduism also
gets a large portion of financial help from people abroad. People will
surely help their own and there is no question about it.

But the question comes is can a Christian attract anyone to accept Christ
by materialist things? NO

Christianity in principal is a belief that is against this world and things
of this world. So using material or worldly means to attract people into
Churches is like asking Satan to be an ambassador for the Church.

Today’s scripture uses the words ‘steadfast’ as well ‘unmovable’ although
both have almost the same meaning. The main difference between the two
words is that in steadfast one can be moving yet be steadfast, the person
needs to be focused in the direction not compromising.

The Lord is telling us today we cannot do His ministry using worldly means
like calling people for a party to preach Christ. Having a quiet dinner or
lunch is different from a party. Lord is in the quietness and not in the
commotion of this world.

Let us understand even though we speak to people or minister to them, the
real transformation comes when the Holy Spirit intervenes. We may drag
people into Church and make them attend every Sunday Service but that does
not make them Christian.

Let us concentrate more on ministering the hearts and minds of people more
than their bodies (although we cannot totally ignore it totally).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are almighty God. You are Holy God and You command of your people
to be holy. Lord we pray we do not try to mix your Kingdom with this
worldly kingdom which hates You. We pray we do not compromise with your
principals for the pleasures of this world. Let us not deceive ourselves by
using wrong means to bring people into Churches...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a
living soul; the last Adam [was made] a quickening spirit.

Luke 11:23-26
23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me
scattereth.
24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry
places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my
house whence I came out.
25 And when he cometh, he findeth [it] swept and garnished.
26 Then goeth he, and taketh [to him] seven other spirits more wicked than
himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last [state] of that
man is worse than the first.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
beginning.

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Perfection and Christianity

2 Timothy 4:18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and
will preserve [me] unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom [be] glory for ever
and ever. Amen.

Yes Christianity is all about being rebuild into the perfect image of God
which we were initially made in. Does that mean all Christians are perfect?
No.

Every Christian is work-in-progress and still struggling like Paul
confesses in today’s scripture. But does that give a Christian a right to
continue making mistakes? No

We need to understand one principle God is very possessive of His Name and
anyone who lets His Name down will face His wrath. Keeping that in mind our
errors are divided into two types one fighting against our habits or
weakness and other concerns projecting the image of God unto others (our
ministry, our lifestyle as Christians, our words/confession unto others,
the doctrines we confess, etc.).

Concerning personal weakness the Lord gives us lots of time to overcome and
keeps assisting us in this battle. Here what matters is that we do not give
up the battle but keep continuing till we truly overcome it. The day we
give up then we are consumed by the evil and lose everything including God
and His Kingdom.

Now concerning the other type which in projecting the image of God, here we
need to be very careful. The more the Lord lifts us up as His
representative the more perfect we need to be, it is for this reason many
Men of God face instant and harsh repercussion for their actions.

If we see others getting away with doing mistakes that does not mean it is
right for us also and God will tolerate it. Let us understand our position
in the Lord and what the Lord has given unto us. If we are given more, then
more is expected of us. The one given one talent satisfies the Master with
getting one more talent but then one who got five would not satisfy with
getting one more, he needs to get at least five more.

Understand if you are blessed with a good Teacher of the Word of God, it
comes with a great cost thus you will be expected to correct yourself and
walk more perfectly in the Lord.

Let us walk in the ways of the Lord as the Lord has enabled us. Let us not
make the mistake of comparing ourselves with others or imitating them,
things can be spiritually disastrous for us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are perfect and all things coming from You
are to be perfect like You. Those who do not abide in You are cut of and
destroyed. We pray Lord we do not take your patience for granted. We pray
we walk in your Word as You have enabled each of us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 17:1 And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the LORD
appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I [am] the Almighty God; walk before
me, and be thou perfect.

Psalms 101:2 I will behave myself wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt
thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect heart.

1 John 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned {grammar past continuous} ,
we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Romans 6:1-2
1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?
2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

2 Peter 2:20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world
through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again
entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the
beginning.

1 John 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because
greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

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Fear of man

John 12:41-43 These things said Isaiah, because he saw his glory; and he
spake of him. Nevertheless even of the rulers many believed on him; but
because of the Pharisees they did not confess [it], lest they should be put
out of the synagogue: for they loved the glory [that is] of men more than
the glory [that is] of God.

Yesterday when I sent the message against ChristMass and I go not a so good
response of people wondering why I was speaking against a tradition which
Christians have been following since years and years.

When one asks any Christian how did this celebration of ChristMass started,
they will be totally ignorant of it.

One would be surprised on its origins. One aspect talks of the Catholic
Church holding a Mass to avoid people from celebrating a pagan festival in
the 4 or 5 century and the infant was bought in only in the 8th century.
But this was not a global event and was restricted to a region. The more
interesting story is that it was a commercial company named Coco-Cola who
actually made ChristMass a global event what it is today. It was in 1920s
that they started advertising ChrisMass and made it a commercial
celebration which is continued today by any and every one irrespective of
being or not being a Christian. What is amusing is today we find Christian
trying hard to induce Christ into a commercial celebration.

ChristMass is to do with celebrating Christ as much as Diwali is to do with
celebrating light.

Today’s message tells us about many people who believed in Christ including
rulers / people in top positions in government / Jewish Church who feared
to confess all because they feared the self-proclaimed religious police –
the Pharisees. The other aspect of the scripture says they loved the
praises of these people.

The Pharisees were keeper of traditions which they called as ‘law’. These
traditions were claimed to be of God but in reality had nothing to do with
God. If Jesus was alive today as man He would have been the first man to
destroy the so called cribs and decorations which people put up in His
name. People who would sent Him ChristMass wishes would have received
scriptures back which would rebuke them.

It is time Christians spiritually wake up and open their spiritual eyes. It
is time we pray for wisdom more than knowledge.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made all things perfect and good. It is
doubt and disbelieve that corrupted all things that is why your Word says
only the Truth can bring the change and set us free. Lord we pray we seek
the truth more than the praises or justification of man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 6:4-10
4 And the foundations of the thresholds shook at the voice of him that
cried, and the house was filled with smoke.
5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean
lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes
have seen the King, Jehovah of hosts.
9 And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand
not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.
10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut
their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and
understand with their heart, and turn again, and be healed.

John 7:48-51
48 Hath any of the rulers believed on him, or of the Pharisees?
49 But this multitude that knoweth not the law are accursed.
50 Nicodemus saith unto them (he that came to him before, being one of
them),
51 Doth our law judge a man, except it first hear from himself and know
what he doeth?

Matthew 10:32 Every one therefore who shall confess me before men, him
will I also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

Proverbs 29:18 Where [there is] no vision {sight – understanding}, the
people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy [is] he.

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