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Post  Admin on Tue 18 Aug 2020, 9:41 pm

Drank of the Rock yet displeased the Lord

1 Corinthians 10: 4, 5  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. But with many of them God was not well pleased: for they were overthrown in the wilderness.

We see the Israelites who were saved from grave suffering in Egypt saw great miracles at the hand of the Lord. Even after they suffered and saw great miracles yet their hearts were in Egypt for that country was very developed as per those times and their expectation of the place where Moses would take them was very high and crossover very simple. But when they saw the journey to the Promised Land was difficult they started doing things that angered the Lord. Their 15 days journey became a many years journey.

Today’s scripture talks of them drinking from the Rock that followed them. If we look at scriptures there were 2 rocks that gave them water in impossible situations, one was the rock which Moses was instructed to strike (representing the man Jesus) and the other rock which Moses was told to simply speak to for water (which represented the Holy Spirit). The Greek word used here for Rock is Petra meaning cliff and not Petros (Peter - meaning stone) also the word Yahweh YHWH points to Lord Jesus Christ and not God the Father.

Today’s scripture tells us even though these Israelites who saw the glory of God and had personal encounter with the Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit yet they perished in the desert because their hearts were not right towards God.

Salvation is ‘predetermined’ and not ‘predestined’ as mistranslated in some scriptures in Ephesians. There is great difference between the two. One talks of the story in general and the other specific to a participant in that story.

The story is written, victory assured and winners declared. The names in the Book of Life are not earthly names but spiritual names. We will be in the Book of Life only if we stand up to that spiritual name. Individual victory is only if we remain in Him and do not backslide. Unless we do not cross the finish line being in Him we will perish in the wilderness like the former Israelites.

So let us not boast about our personal testimony in Christ and His goodness in our lives, but keep them more as a reminder to ourselves of how He changed things for us when there was no hope.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord do not desire sacrifice of animals but sacrifice of a circumcised heart. Lord we pray we circumcise our carnal nature and set our hearts right according to the Lord. We pray we do not take You for granted or grieve the Holy Spirit like Moses did symbolically by striking the second Rock and failed to enter the Promised Land…

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 17:6  Behold, I will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.

Numbers 20:8-12
8  Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
9  And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.
10  And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
11  And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts [also].
12  And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Ephesians 1:5,11
5  Having predestinated {predetermined} us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
11  In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated {predetermined} according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:

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Children of the bondwoman have no inheritance

Galatians 4: 30  Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman.

When a person who has no proper understanding of the Bible reads today’s scripture would think God denied inheritance to a slave’s son.

Firstly amongst the Israelites they did not have slaves. Every person was paid for either prepaid or postpaid, prepaid means they had to serve to pay for their dues and postpaid were those who doing a job and commented to a bond period of max 7 years. Both these category had rights, such that their children were also looked after by their boss. On the other hand slave is one who has no rights, no privileges and this term is only once used that to in NT (Rev), as man being slaves to carnal nature.

Hagar gave birth to Ismael and Islam is a religion that considers Ishmael has the chosen one. Eid al-Adha / Bakri Eid was celebrated lately, where Muslim’s kill a sacrificial goat believing Abraham sacrificed a goat for the sake of Ishmael twisting the fact it was done for Isaac. Today’s scripture speaks of Muslims not having any inheritance of the Lord in Heaven. It does not end there.

On Judgment Day the flock of Christ (those who believe in Him) are judged where the sheep are separated from the goats. The term goats is used for these people who know God yet deny His Will because they are children of the she-goat which is a term given to devils (Satan) in the OT. It was for this reason people made statues of Baphomet (idols with a goat’s head). We find the Israelites who worshipped God also worshipped the goddess Ashtoreth also called ‘Queen of Heaven’ and among Christians we find they worship a spirit that claims to be Mary the mother of Jesus, also addressed as ‘Queen of Heaven’. Her ‘children’, that means both Jews and Catholic (including all those who worship her) will not inherit Heaven.

If one checks the website of the Vatican one finds the contrary stating all these 3 categories will have rights to go to Heaven if they live a ‘good life’. Now this ‘good life’ is defined by humans and not according to God, it has nothing to do with righteousness.

Let us be careful of this bondwoman and in no way be connected to her in whatever form she appears.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord we pray we be aware of the ways of Satan and discern him in whatever form he comes as. We pray we discern the bondwoman even when she comes in your name. We pray we are not led by emotions but led by the truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 16:7-12
7  And the angel of the LORD found her by a fountain of water in the wilderness, by the fountain in the way to Shur.
8  And he said, Hagar, Sarai’s maid, whence camest thou? and whither wilt thou go? And she said, I flee from the face of my mistress Sarai.
9  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.
10  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, I will multiply thy seed exceedingly, that it shall not be numbered for multitude.
11  And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Behold, thou [art] with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael; because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
12  And he will be a wild man; his hand [will be] against every man, and every man’s hand against him; and he shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.

Genesis 17:23, 25
23  And Abraham took Ishmael his son, and all that were born in his house, and all that were bought with his money, every male among the men of Abraham’s house; and circumcised the flesh of their foreskin in the selfsame day, as God had said unto him.
25  And Ishmael his son [was] thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.

Leviticus 17:7  And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils {she goat}, after whom they have gone a whoring. This shall be a statute for ever unto them throughout their generations.

Deuteronomy 32:17  They sacrificed unto devils {she goat}, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new [gods that] came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

Ezekiel 34:17 “As for you, my flock, thus says the Lord God: Behold, I judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and male goats.

Jeremiah 7:18  The children gather wood, and the fathers kindle the fire, and the women knead [their] dough, to make cakes to the queen of heaven, and to pour out drink offerings unto other gods, that they may provoke me to anger.

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

Luke 2:34-35
34  And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this [child] is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against;
35  (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

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Finishing our race with joy

Acts 20: 24  But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God..

Salvation is a personal choice which means one cannot be saved by the choice made by another. Each and every one is eligible to be saved only when that person makes the decision to make the Lord Jesus Christ their Lord and Master, and follow Him.

People do not realize even though salvation is a personal choice yet it is a collective effort. That means we choose to be in the race but the (single) race is run by all of us. We do not race against each other but race together the same race like a relay. It is at the end that someone (two) overcomes and win the race for all.

The Greek word for running is trecho but the word used here is dromos more like a tenor or course. In both cases the mantle is handed over to the next person.

Our race as Christians does not depend just on our believing but more upon our walking (witnessing). It is only when we build others in Christ we run a successful race. But to have joy and not just satisfaction like Paul states in today’s scripture one needs to build many, strong in the Lord.

Let us ask ourselves if we are in the race or are simply standing at the starting point? If we are running are we running for satisfaction or for joy? If we set these important questions in our hearts then only will we do the mission of Christ more dedicatedly and diligently..

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Merciful God. In your mercy You removed man from the Heavens so that he can we renewed and made eligible to return. You knew man was very weak thus since two caused the fall You desire only two to overcome on behalf of all that run the race. Lord we pray we all understand the importance of knowing even though we are weak we need to build others stronger than us, so that they continue the race better...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 16:15-16
15  And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to the whole creation.
16  He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that disbelieveth shall be condemned.

Matthew 28:19-20
19  Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
20  teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

John 20: 21  Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

Acts 1:8  But ye shall receive power, when the Holy Spirit is come upon you: and ye shall be my witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea and Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.

1 Corinthians 3:9-15

Revelation 11:3-12

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Prisoner in Emperor’s household!

Philippians 4: 22  All the saints salute you, chiefly they that are of Caesar’s household.

Paul wrote this letter from Rome. He was a prisoner in Rome but favor was shown to him due to the incidents that happened on their journey to Rome (shipwreck) he was put under house arrest that too in an accommodation provided by Caesar. That is not all, he was not restricted movement but had armed soldiers accompanying him everywhere. Thus we had Paul preaching and debating about Christ in various households in Rome with Roman soldiers standing guard at the door and this itself became an attraction for people both Jews and gentiles to attend these gatherings in large numbers.

What is interesting is that the Caesar at that time was Nero, a person who is pictured as ‘a more worthless, cruel, and diabolic wretch’ in some commentaries and an evil character like Hitler in history. The main reason of this was his hatred against the Jews, he was instrument to killing millions of Jews and destroying (leveling) Jerusalem, a genocide the Jews will never forget.

Nero had no problems against Christians (heretic Jews – as pictured that time) therefore showed favor towards Paul and his team. The surprising fact was some of Nero’s relations had accepted Christianity, being a just person he had to put Paul to death according to Jewish laws.

Nero’s hate against Jews started due to a civil dispute with a synagogue need his palace. The Roman Emperor used to observe what the Jews did and the Jews did not want the Emperor to see what was happening in their synagogue, thus built a high wall towards to palace side. This angered Emperor and he got this wall demolished, the Jews in turn responded with rioting. This rioting was not a small incident but something that went on for a few days and angered Rome so much that set the foundation of their hatred towards the Jews. Yes there were other reasons before for the divide between the Jews and Romans but the wall incident became the trigger. A wall of a synagogue in Rome caused the wall of the Jerusalem temple along with the temple itself to be demolished and millions of Jews in Jerusalem to be killed (66 – 73 AD). The ‘sacred treasures’ of the temple were seized and shown off in a procession through the streets of Rome.

Today’s scripture is neither to condemn the Jews nor Nero. It is to show how God can cause favor even in the house of the enemy. Let us always remember our God is nothing is impossible for Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are God and there is no other God other than You. Lord we pray we understand this truth and have it written in our hearts as the Law was written on stone tablets with your Finger (Holy Spirit). Lord we pray even in the times of danger we remember You are there and always there with us...
 
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen..

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 18:2  And found a certain Jew named Aquila, born in Pontus, lately come from Italy, with his wife Priscilla; (because that Claudius had commanded all Jews to depart from Rome:) and came unto them.

Psalms 23:5  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: Thou hast anointed my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

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Annas the High Priest

Acts 4: 6  And Annas the high priest, and Caiaphas, and John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the kindred of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.

In today’s scripture speaks of Annas the High Priest of the Jews alone with his sons questioning the activity of the Apostles as to under what authority were they doing it. The reason was the Disciples of Jesus were Jewish and still part of the Jewish system. Christians were looked as a denomination of the Jews right until 255 AD and faced persecution which was mended out to the Jews. Even in 255 AD the Roman Emperor who targeted the Christians died within 6 months of started it. It was only in 303AD that Christians really faced persecution that too after they did corrupted the beliefs and followed lots of nonsense.

The interesting facts of Annas is that he was a Sadducee and not officially a High Priest (referred to as Ananus by Josephus in his historical records). He was a substitute (the position had to be inherited) and played a lot of political games to maintain his position. He and his sons were key persons behind the crucifixion of Jesus, the person to plot His dead and the person to give consent to Him being nailed on the cross. He was so successful that even his five sons held this position of High Priests.

In the Jewish system positions were inherited and in Christianity positions are only by Lord’s selection. Yet we see ministries still follow the Jewish system of inheritance. The mantle of heading most leading ministries is passed from father to son so as to keep the money in the family. Like the Jewish Church had nothing to do with the Lord so also most Christian ministries today have nothing to do with the Lord’s Kingdom. Churches are a source of business for these ministries and that is why they are fighting tooth and nail to get them ‘started’. But the Lord Himself is against them.

I was reading yesterday in US people were conducting praise and worship in malls and casinos because of the restriction of low number of people to gather in a Church service. Most people got emotional but when we see the true purpose it has nothing to do with God. The early Christians faced similar problems and thus held most of their services underground (in houses) in small groups. Even though they worshiped the Lord in small groups yet they connected with all on personal level. The purpose of having gathering of large groups is not in the interest of the Lord but a business sense of the ministry leader. They seek quantity and not quality.

When these ‘Christians’ put their children to schools they demand small classes so that their children personal attention and grow but in Church they seek large gathering since it has nothing to do with growth. That is why Churches are filled with babies still connected by their umbilical cords.

Let us not anger God by trying to use Him for our carnal desires, there will come a day when He will set things against us. He is out to clean and restore His House.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Scripture state that evil the fallen angels tremble at your Name but foolish man dares to use your name for his carnal desires. Lord we pray your people seek You in Spirit and Truth. Expose the malicious intensions of those who misrepresent You. Save your people from these people...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 11:47-49
47  Then gathered the chief priests and the Pharisees a council, and said, What do we? for this man doeth many miracles.
48  If we let him thus alone, all [men] will believe on him: and the Romans shall come and take away both our place and nation.
49  And one of them, [named] Caiaphas, being the high priest that same year, said unto them, Ye know nothing at all,

Matthew 26:1-4
1  And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2  Ye know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3  Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4  And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].

Matthew 26:57, 59
57  And they that had laid hold on Jesus led [him] away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
59  Now the chief priests, and elders, and all the council, sought false witness against Jesus, to put him to death;

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That's the power of faith.

I pray you will show similar strength in times of testing. Satan will flee from you if you "resist him, firm in your faith".1 Pet. 5:9.

Memorize James 4:7 and Ephesians 6:17 as a reminder of the importance of resisting satan and use them as your sword and a shield.
Teleportation in Scriptures

Acts 8:40 But Philip was found at Azotus: and passing through he preached in all the cities, till he came to Caesarea.

We have heard of people talking of how Jesus walked on water but greater natural miracles which He did has been over looked like that of teleportation.

Time travel (travel in different time zones) and teleportation (instant travel to a different place without physical movement but in the same time zone). These two concepts have fascinated man since long and science has always dreamt of them. Before it was purely part of science fiction concepts but today with theories like quantum jump (transformation of matter from one energy state to various other states), time wormholes (linking time to gravity and making it navigable) and others we find them on drawing boards of scientists. But when we read the Bible we see they were already part of history.

Teleportation is given both in the OT and NT. In the OT we see Elijah experiences it and in NT Philip and Jesus (in at least 3 occasions). Coming to time travel we find in OT in two occasions unnatural events connected to Sun navigation one connected to Joshua (being still) and other to Isaiah (reversing).

Scientifically both may possible because they assume certain factors; even if it is one small factor of assumption, it can change a false to sound true.

We may be able to change matter to energy and energy back to matter but changing energy from one level to another will also affect the source matter. Similarly linking time to gravity is an assumption with no real relationship. Light has being a ruler for measure of time of large magnitude and just because light bends with gravity does make time navigable. It is like playing with distances and shortening them by bending a ruler!

Science may one day even overcome the limitations of teleportation but then life is not matter or energy, factors moldable by science, thus cannot be moved from a place to another scientifically.

There are some factors of creation like life and time which is only in the hands of God for He alone is omnipresent and giver of life. Let us not limit God to a man, for Him all things are possible but then He does things beyond natural principles with reason and not without reason. If we have a genuine reason then for Him it is not impossible.

Today the Lord is telling us to be careful in what we believe. Let us not ignore the small details and assume any of them to be true without verification.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all things that exist. You are giver of life. As You spoke the Word time came into existence and thus You are not limited by time. We pray Lord we know You and do not make You limited as a man due to our ignorance. Let us not assume things even if they look unimportant...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 6: 21,25
21  Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.
25  And when they had found him on the other side of the sea, they said unto him, Rabbi, when camest thou hither?

John 20: 19  Then the same day at evening, being the first [day] of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace [be] unto you..

1 Kings 18:10-12
10  [As] the LORD thy God liveth, there is no nation or kingdom, whither my lord hath not sent to seek thee: and when they said, [He is] not [there]; he took an oath of the kingdom and nation, that they found thee not.
11  And now thou sayest, Go, tell thy lord, Behold, Elijah [is here].
12  And it shall come to pass, [as soon as] I am gone from thee, that the Spirit of the LORD shall carry thee whither I know not; and [so] when I come and tell Ahab, and he cannot find thee, he shall slay me: but I thy servant fear the LORD from my youth.

2 Kings 20:8-11
8  And Hezekiah said unto Isaiah, What [shall be] the sign that the LORD will heal me, and that I shall go up into the house of the LORD the third day?
9  And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the LORD, that the LORD will do the thing that he hath spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees, or go back ten degrees?
10  And Hezekiah answered, It is a light thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees: nay, but let the shadow return backward ten degrees.
11  And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the LORD: and he brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz.

Joshua 10:13  And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. [Is] not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.

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Fools glory after the flesh

2 Corinthians 11: 18, 19 Seeing that many glory after the flesh, I will glory also. For ye suffer fools gladly, seeing ye [yourselves] are wise.

In today’s message the grammar is very important, if one does not inspect the grammar of the Greek verbs then one can misinterpret the scripture and be misled. The first glory has the TVM (Tone, Voice, Mood) Present, Middle or Passive Deponent, Indicative while the second glory has the TVM - Future, Middle Deponent, Indicative.

If we understand the grammar Paul was stating that the people of Corinth were glorying after the flesh and Paul said that he too could glory like them (but he did not). He then goes on to point the foolishness of glorying after the flesh.

We must have seen small children boasting to each other and when they do they get carried away and butter up facts with the buttering being more than the fact and then land up with greater than life stories. Looking at kids do it causes one to be amused but when the same thing is done by adults than it brings the opposite response. When people use such stories for entertainment it is called fairytales and when they start to believe in them, they are called mythology..

Getting to the Hebrew text we see there are many different words translated as boast and some amongst them actually mean to speak, exchange (communicate), shine and to be overweighed. We see the verb by itself is not bad but has a dual take. Yesterday we saw knowing the limit factor is key between pride and self-realization, the first leads to disaster and second to spiritual growth.

Why did we get this message again today?

The main reason of the Lord giving this message again is because this problem is a serious problem and suffered a lot by Men and Women of God. They do not realize they carry the mantle of the Lord and fail to realize between the working of the Lord through them and their work in the natural. They can take credit for their efforts in the natural but cannot take credit for the Lord’s work through them.

Let us not forget we are sanctified vessels of the Lord for the holiness of His people and it is the Lord who uses and serves through us. An iron dumbbell, a log of wood and even a bag of garbage can be used for weightlifting, all three can achieve the same results but that does not mean all three are the same.

Let us know who we are in Christ and not who we are, the ‘in Christ’ factor is very important. Let us see Christ working in and through us more than what we do. Let us always be meek (needy) in spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created the Heaven and Earth it all its beauty and said it is good. Lord let us understand the importance of self-realization. Let us not be fools to take credit for things not done by us. Make us meek in spirit so that we are always thirsty and hungry to receive more and more of You for service of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 21:5  Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass.

Psalms 147:6  The LORD lifteth up the meek: he casteth the wicked down to the ground.

Matthew 5:6  Blessed [are] they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

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God does not test more than what you can bear

1 Corinthians 10: 13  There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God [is] faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear [it].

Paul in today’s scripture quotes Solomon (Ecclesiastes 6:1). When one sees this scripture one may think God is in control of all things and whatever happens will perish soon and we will have victory. But that is not the case. The word translated as temptation is the same word translated as testing.

The scripture speaks of the things that we are going through are the very same thing which others too have gone through, it is nothing new.

If we are thinking of the harshness of the pandemic which we are suffering, we should realize in recorded history there were minimum 6 pervious pandemics which the world has suffered and some of them lasted for more than 10years, killed more people than this one is expected to.

We should also note the original writer Solomon did not have complete success over all his tests. When he died he was still a worshipper of other gods/goddesses. His passion for beauty had overcome his sensibility and thus caused him to compromise..

Let us not take testing or temptation likely. Although God is in control of everything yet He does not believe in being a puppeteer. He sets the parameters and gives us the freedom of choice. Let us not take Him or His parameters for granted. Let us remain in the fence and His hedge of protection. The results are confirmed but us individually being in that good result is not known to us. So let us fight the battle and sustain the test as if our life depends on it.

Solomon failed the test but Paul who lived a sober life overcame his tests. The secret is living a sober life minus worldly baggage.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created the Heaven and Earth and You made all things for a purpose. You allowed evil to put up its head so that it would be crushed, forever made an example. Lord You could have done it yourself in a moment, yet You made mere man to be the light that overcometh the darkness. We pray we understand the importance of our battle and know our battle field...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ecclesiastes 6:1  There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it [is] common among men:

Ecclesiastes 5:13  There is a sore evil [which] I have seen under the sun, [namely], riches kept for the owners thereof to their hurt.

Matthew 24:21-22
21  For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.
22  And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

1 Kings 11:4-6
4  For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, [that] his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as [was] the heart of David his father.
5  For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.
6  And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as [did] David his father.

2 Corinthians 11:24-28
24  Of the Jews five times received I forty [stripes] save one.
25  Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep;
26  [In] journeyings often, [in] perils of waters, [in] perils of robbers, [in] perils by [mine own] countrymen, [in] perils by the heathen, [in] perils in the city, [in] perils in the wilderness, [in] perils in the sea, [in] perils among false brethren;
27  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.
28  Beside those things that are without, that which cometh upon me daily, the care of all the churches.

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False Humility

2 Corinthians 10: 13  But we will not boast of things without [our] measure, but according to the measure of the rule which God hath distributed to us, a measure to reach even unto you.

People think humility is about lowering one’s self esteem and make oneself nothing.

The Greek word for humility is ‘tapeinophrosune’ and is a compound word. It makes up of ‘tapeinos’ which means ‘not rising from the ground’ and ‘phren’ which means ‘mind’. So together it means not rising above one’s mental ground level.

What most people do as humility is not measure according to one’s own ground level but to the ground level of the other person thus do not lift the other person up. Humility is all about lifting people and is nothing about lowering one’s own level. It is about pulling people up and not pushing people up.

Humility is not the opposite of pride. Pride is about lifting one’s own self above one’s ground level. Some put even state love as an opposite of pride and love even though is more suitable then humility to be its opposite. But putting love and humility together is actually perfect opposite to pride. Love is about edifying others (strengthening others foundation) and humility about lifting others so together is not about falsely lifting others but lifting their ground level itself.

When David challenged Goliath, he did not boast in a prideful manner but spoke with knowledge knowing his level in the Kingdom of God. In Today’s message too we see Paul speaking of not boasting beyond the measure that God has set. He spoke knowing his ground level.

Do we know our ground level as a Christian, if we do not how our own ground levels then how are we going to lift others?

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are above every living being yet when part of You humbled yourself and become man You did not lower your Name or position but simply took the form and properties, giving up your powers not lowering them. You did this to lift us up to become like You. We pray we understand true humility and love from You and not from the false humility of this world which does not edify but only fools us to feel good...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 2:18  Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary {to wish} humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,

1 Peter 5:5  Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all [of you] be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.

1 Samuel 17:26  And David spake to the men that stood by him, saying, What shall be done to the man that killeth this Philistine, and taketh away the reproach from Israel? for who [is] this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God?

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Does wisdom keep God away, and foolishness draw Him closer?

1 Corinthians 1:21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

If wisdom was anti God and foolishness pro God then all Christians would count amongst insane, senseless people. But that is not the case, when we read the context of the topic we find Paul speaking of the wisdom of this world being made foolishness by the wisdom of God.

If we check the Greek word used for foolishness in today’s verse the word is ‘moron’ which has the deeper meaning of having a ‘hidden thing’, another spirit. If this word is used by a Christians then it means the person has an evil spirit and if used by non-Christians means having a spirit not of their kind.

Jesus warned of eternal fire judgment to any brethren who calls another brethren ‘moron’ or ‘fool’ without confirmation. But if the world calls us ‘fool’ in sense of having a spirit unlike theirs then it surely is a privilege for us.

The wisdom of God that comes from God is true wisdom and a wisdom that brings perfect understanding. The wisdom that comes from this world is nothing but confusion, contradictions and fables.

Let us as Christians discern the wisdom of this world and seek the wisdom that comes from God. For this world we can be morons but for God and His Kingdom let us not be morons but be Israel (Sons of God).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord have made the Heavens and this creation. Everything that is in it is perfect to minute details. It is the corruption of man that has caused this creation to become an enemy of mankind. Lord we pray your wisdom bring forth perfect understanding which will cause this creation to come in harmony once again...

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

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 1:19-25
19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20  Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
22  For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
23  But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
24  But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
25  Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Matthew 5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

Romans 8:19  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

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Did Abraham give tithe and to whom?

Hebrew 7: 2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;

One basic fact people fail to see is who gave tithes and to whom was the statute of tithes given.

We find Preachers and Pastors speak of how Abraham gave tithe to Melchisedec because there is no other place in NT where tithe is discussed other than Jesus rebuking the Pharisees of trying to buy God with their tithe of their harvest.

If we look at scriptures it was Abram and not Abraham who gave tithe. Also an important fact to understand is tithe was given to the Priest (representative of the people) and not to Men of God or to the Church.

Our Churches lack because they do not truly teach about tithe, their greed causes them to suffer want. In the Church of Christ we do not see any person tithing but yet the Church did not lack in any area of need. The people did provide but not via tithe.

Heard many Preachers preach on Acts 5 the incident of the man named Ananias and his wife Sapphira. But never heard anyone actually give the reason why the harsh and instant judgment was passed unto them, how Peter came to know what the Holy Spirit told them, why the Holy Spirit told each one a different measure to give and all of them abided, leaving for this couple.

If we were to give to Melchisedec the king of Salem or to the Priest then we too would need to tithe, but if we are to give to the Lord Jesus Christ the King of Peace or to an Anointed of God or to the Church then we need to think again and not just tithe (10 percent) and that can happen only if we are people to whom the Holy Spirit speaks.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are Spirit and your Kingdom is not of this world. Those who love this world will not be found suitable for your Kingdom. Help your people understand why You gave the statute of tithing to those little in your Kingdom and also understand as we who grow in Christ, what we need to do...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Hebrew 6:20; 7:1-6
20  Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
4  Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.
5  And verily they that are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brethren, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
6  But he whose descent is not counted from them received tithes of Abraham, and blessed him that had the promises.

Matthew 23:23  Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier [matters] of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.

Acts 5

Acts 4:32-37
32  And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any [of them] that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
33  And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.
34  Neither was there any among them that lacked: for as many as were possessors of lands or houses sold them, and brought the prices of the things that were sold,
35  And laid [them] down at the apostles’ feet: and distribution was made unto every man according as he had need.
36  And Joses, who by the apostles was surnamed Barnabas, (which is, being interpreted, The son of consolation,) a Levite, [and] of the country of Cyprus,
37  Having land, sold [it], and brought the money, and laid [it] at the apostles’ feet.

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Priest amongst Brethren

Hebrew 2: 17  Wherefore in all things it behoved him to be made like unto [his] brethren, that he might be a merciful and faithful high priest in things [pertaining] to God, to make reconciliation for the sins of the people.

It is only when we get it into us the Lord humbled Himself and became one amongst us, one as us, one who is as venerable like us and mere human then only will we accept Him and our Priest.

We need to understand the difference between a Nabi / Man of God / God’s Anointed One and a Priest.

Priest is a representative of the people to God. Being a representative the priest needed to be from amongst the people. The task of the priest was to bring forth the offerings and sacrifices of the people to God. A Nabi / Man of God / God’s Anointed One on the other hand was a representative of God to the people, they became the medium through whom God interacted and guided His people.

Jesus Christ being Christ was the head amongst the Nabi / Man of God / God’s Anointed One and at the same time He was became our Priest to make offering of an eternal sacrifice of Himself.

We as His disciples are also called to be the Lord’s anointed ones and also priest forever. We are called to be mediums for God to communicate and guide His people and at the same time make offering of the pain and suffering of the people to Him. We are called to Chosen Royal Priesthood.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You made us and gave us dominance over this world thus You desire us to call on your Name for You to intervene into our lives, our world. Lord we pray as we become your representatives to this world we may also not forget our duty and priests as representatives of your people, that we always make an offering of their pain and suffering in prayer to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1: 27-28
27  So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.
28  And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

1 Peter 2:9  But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

Hebrews 9:7  But into the second [went] the high priest alone once every year, not without blood, which he offered for himself, and [for] the errors of the people:

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Post  Admin on Mon 20 Jul 2020, 10:06 pm

Discernment is Key

Philippians 4:12, 13  I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Paul who is famously misquoted to say ‘I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me’, lands up getting used by people to do the very things he strongly spoke against.

Today I am having my online session and had sent invites to a few who have been regularly in touch with me to seek more and more knowledge and understanding of scriptures. One sister wanted to forward the my invite to all her groups and I had to stop her. She told me they were Christian groups, yet I forbade her to do so.

Study of the Word of God is like a step which helps the seeing to climb in one’s spiritual life but for the blind this same step becomes a cause of fall.

All who come to Church or to Christ are not necessary wanting Christ, most of them want of Christ but not Christ Himself. What astonishes a person in Christ is to see how people fearlessly try to use God not fearing the consequence of their actions. There is a saying a foolish man dares what an Angel would not. We know an Angel is thousands of times more powerful than a man, yet he would discern his actions but when it comes to a fool, being reckless is his lifestyle.

Next time we think of quoting Paul in Philippians 4:13 let us not forget to quote 4:12 also. Let us understand although we can do all things yet we do not do or seek all things. We need to know what to do, when to do, how to do and why we do it. A Christian is a symbol of wisdom and not of foolishness. I have mentioned before the term translated a ‘fools for Christ’ does not mean a person lacking wisdom but means a person of another spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord have made all things God yet You have us eyes to see, sense of taste, sense of smell, sense to hear and sense of touch so that using our senses we may know what to come close to and what to be far from, what to hold and what not to. We pray Lord we grow in discernment both of the natural and of the spiritual...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 4:9-13
9  For I think that God hath set forth us the apostles last, as it were appointed to death: for we are made a spectacle unto the world, and to angels, and to men.
10  We [are] fools for Christ’s sake, but ye [are] wise in Christ; we [are] weak, but ye [are] strong; ye [are] honourable, but we [are] despised.
11  Even unto this present hour we both hunger, and thirst, and are naked, and are buffeted, and have no certain dwellingplace;
12  And labour, working with our own hands: being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we suffer it:
13  Being defamed, we intreat: we are made as the filth of the world, [and are] the offscouring of all things unto this day.

2 Corinthians 6:4-10
4  But in all [things] approving ourselves as the ministers of God, in much patience, in afflictions, in necessities, in distresses,
5  In stripes, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labours, in watchings, in fastings;
6  By pureness, by knowledge, by longsuffering, by kindness, by the Holy Ghost, by love unfeigned,
7  By the word of truth, by the power of God, by the armour of righteousness on the right hand and on the left,
8  By honour and dishonour, by evil report and good report: as deceivers, and [yet] true;
9  As unknown, and [yet] well known; as dying, and, behold, we live; as chastened, and not killed;
10  As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and [yet] possessing all things.

Isaiah 8:14  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.

Matthew 21:44  And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

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Who is the enemy?

Hebrew 10: 13 From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool.

Those who think the battle of the Lord Jesus Christ is against Satan are the people who make Satan a god.

In Greek the word ‘daimonion’ translated as devil refers to a god amongst many other gods. The Greek were polytheist (many gods) thus the definition of Satan did not hold strong in their belief system, since they did not know God. It is because we do not know God that we lift up Satan and make him and adversary to God and not to man.

If we read scriptures we find the judgment over Satan and fallen angels has already been given, they know the punishment that is due unto them on Judgment Day. If their consequence is already due then what is the battle about?

The battle against sin is not against any individual but against evil. What is made an example forever is not an individual but the consequence of evil.

Let us not lift a cherub who fell or the evil spirits/fallen angels by making them an adversary against God. Let us understand they are an adversary to us humans since what they lost in Heaven is going to be our gain, their punishment is already due. We as humans also do not battle against them as man battles against another man, we fight against their works and their plans. It is for this reason the Lord gave us the power to drive them away and not to bind them, we bind their works and not them.

Let us know who the real enemy is, so do not let the real enemy get into us and use us due to our ignorance.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Wonderful, Counsellor and Eternal Father. You alone are Holy and although You humbled yourself and became man yet no iniquity was found in You. We pray we understand on the Cross when You said it is finished, what it really meant. Even though before man was created the fallen knew what was set for them, yet You made man to be the light in the darkness, so as to defeat darkness. We pray we know our enemy...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 8:29  And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art thou come hither to torment us before the time?

2 Peter 2:4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Jude 1:6-7
6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.
7  Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.

Ezekiel 28:17-19
17  Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee.
18  Thou hast defiled thy sanctuaries by the multitude of thine iniquities, by the iniquity of thy traffick; therefore will I bring forth a fire from the midst of thee, it shall devour thee, and I will bring thee to ashes upon the earth in the sight of all them that behold thee.
19  All they that know thee among the people shall be astonished at thee: thou shalt be a terror, and never [shalt] thou [be] any more.

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"Now (your) hope does not disappoint..."

And it will never disappoint you!
Simon Son of Jonna un-stoned!

2 Peter 1: 1  Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ:

One needs to understand during those days as people started moving around, to identify them became difficult by just their names thus a person’s name needed to be attached with the name of the father and even with the name of the place they were born/originated from. Another thing that was common was people with common names like Simon, Joseph, etc. were even given nicknames depending on things specific to them.

Simon son of Jonna was nicknamed ‘Cephas’ by Jesus, Cephas in Aramaic meaning pebble (small stone). This name in Greek was Petros which in English became Peter. The reason of him being named Cephas / Petros / Peter is something that is not understood by people.

Cephas in Hebrew is literately a curse word since it is ‘Tyrus’ a term used for Satan in Ezekiel 28. Would any Christian call their son ‘Lucifer’ even though the name means ‘bearer of light’? No.

Jesus was not implying that Simon Peter was associated with Satan. The term pebble symbolizes small truth or little knowledge. Simon son of Jonna had an inherent problem of opening his mouth and speaking out even though he knew little on that matter. Satan never tells a complete lie, his lies are based on some truth and that is why he is associated with Tyrus (Hebrew), Petros (Greek), Cephas (Aramaic), stone (English). On the other hand truth is described as Cela (Hebrew), Petra (Greek), Suhas (Aramaic), cliff or large rock (English).

Jesus did not name Simon as Peter (Cephas) to put him down but for 2 reasons one to let him know his deficiency so as to work on it, which he did. We see this man who habitually put his foot in the mouth over the years changed and in his last epistles especially the second one we find a depth of knowledge and understanding that if not beats Paul, at least challenges him.

The other reason that Jesus named Simon as Peter was because He knew that Babylon the Great, the false Church (Catholic Church) would be based on Peter, not Simon Peter but actually Tyrus that is Satan. It is for this reason we find in the letters to the 7 Churches that Church grew from being a temple of Satan to a throne of Satan from which God is blasphemed more than non-Christian religions, or even satanic cults.

When anything we do is based on a lie or part truth, we do not link it to Jesus Christ but link it to Satan. It does not shine the light of Christ but becomes a vessel of darkness. So let us be transformed like Simon the son of Jonna who un-stoned himself and reformed himself from within.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all things good yet You called some clean and others unclean. The image that they were created in was clean or clean and not the being itself. Lord You gave man a soul that can be transformed when breathe is in him and the corrupt image we were born in can be change to the perfect image in You. Lord we pray we do not remain Peter but be transformed like Simon son of Jonna did...  

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 1:42  And he brought him to Jesus. And when Jesus beheld him, he said, Thou art Simon the son of Jona: thou shalt be called Cephas, which is by interpretation, A stone.

Matthew 16:18  And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter {Petros}, and upon this rock {Petra} I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Revelation 2:9,13
9  I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and [I know] the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but [are] the synagogue of Satan.
13  I know thy works, and where thou dwellest, [even] where Satan’s seat [is]: and thou holdest fast my name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days wherein Antipas [was] my faithful martyr, who was slain among you, where Satan dwelleth {rules}.

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Are Teachers of the Word from Satan?

2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.

We find most people are made to believe that the Bible especially the NT is very simple and one should not try to dig too much into the Greek / Hebrew words or the grammar or try linking scriptures, thus complicating matters. This thought process comes from the English translation verses like today’s verse.

Today’s verse seems to state, like Satan deceived Eve with his craftiness so also he works through those who try to complicate the Bible or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Proverbs 12:15 says a fool is right in his own eyes and Ecclesiastes 2:14 says the fool walks in darkenss. Since a foolish person does not know actual facts thus thinks he is right and that is the story in today’s verse.

If one goes into today’s scripture Paul is not pointing towards simplicity of scriptures in Christ but of oneness in Christ.. The Greek word haplotes translated as simplicity actually means singleness / wholeness and if we see the context of this verse is in reference to people preaching another Jesus Christ.

Today those who talk of a simple Gospel or simple Bible are the very people whom Paul warned against because these people deceive into something which the Bible nor the Gospel is. Though the Gospel is to be given to all yet it is not for all to understand but only the sheep since only they will hear His voice, they are the ones who will understand, repent and turn back to God, while the others will not.

It will surprise you that more than 80% of Christians are not very clear with the primary purpose of the death of Jesus Christ on the Cross thus think just by believing or verbally confessing Jesus Christ’s death and resurrection they will go to Heaven or attending Church of Sundays and putting some money (10 percent) in the bag confirms their family ticket to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are full of Wisdom and we being your children are expected to also be full of wisdom thus You gave us your Spirit of Truth, who reveals all things to us. Lord we prey people do not fall to the deceit of those who preach another Gospel, another Jesus Christ and another Word of God. We pray they understand the need of your Spirit of Truth so that they get the deeper knowledge and understanding of the Truth and it sets them free...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Proverbs 12:15  The way of a fool [is] right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel [is] wise.

Ecclesiastes 2:14  The wise man’s eyes [are] in his head; but the fool walketh in darkness: and I myself perceived also that one event happeneth to them all.

2 Corinthians 11:
3  But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
4  For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or [if] ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with [him].

Matthew 13:44  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto treasure hid in a field; the which when a man hath found, he hideth, and for joy thereof goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

Isaiah 28:9-13
9  Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? [them that are] weaned from the milk, [and] drawn from the breasts.
10  For precept [must be] upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little:
11  For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people.
12  To whom he said, This [is] the rest [wherewith] ye may cause the weary to rest; and this [is] the refreshing: yet they would not hear.
13  But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, [and] there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.

Matthew 13:13-14
13  Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand.
14  And in them is fulfilled the prophecy of Esaias, which saith, By hearing ye shall hear, and shall not understand; and seeing ye shall see, and shall not perceive:

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Repentance from Dead Works

Hebrew 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Today’s scripture talks of repentance from dead works and is from those which point to the key important points of foundational building of a Christian.

I have pointed before the word repentance does not mean being sorry but means making correction. Thus the words ‘repentance from dead works’ would mean ‘correction of dead works’. Now we need to know what does this term ‘dead works’ refer to. These dead works speak of works that do not bring fruit and key amongst them is works of righteousness. All religions focus of works of righteousness (Karma), they feel they can buy their way to God/s / heaven by their good deeds. Christianity on the other hand goes contrary to this belief. Does that mean Christians not believe in good works? No, Christian do believe in good works but do not believe it can save any one. He is not bribed by good works so as to ignore sins.

When it comes to works a Christian focus of works of faith, good deeds are a part baggage of a Christian. Works of faith focuses on the spiritual part of the person i.e. teaching a person to provide for one’s own self knowing God is our provider is works of faith, but till that stage is achieved a Christian does ignore the natural needs (doing of good deeds). Another example of a Christian v/s other religions is when a person is sick; a person of another religion would concentrate of taking care of the person and ministering to his or her medical needs, but a Christian will focus on healing the person by faith and building the faith of the person so that he or she receives healing not only of the body but also of the soul, till that time this happens the Christian will naturally help the sick person.

As Christians we are called to walk in the Spirit thus our works are works of the Spirit, but since we are still in the flesh we do not ignore good works, else the works of the Spirit fail. Can we save a dead lost sheep?

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord we pray as we seek to save the lost we also seek to feed the hungry. Let us be focused on the works of the Spirit but at the same time not ignore good deeds. We pray we understand our priorities and at the same time not ignore the necessary....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 3:10-12
10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Psalms 14:3  They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.

James 2:20, 26
20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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Blind Faith is Sin

Romans 14: 23  And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.

We normally have the notion that breaking the commandment of God is sin. We think the 10 Commandments is all that sums up the commandments of God.

The Israelites of the OT/Jews did not know God and thus the 10 Commandments were like ABCD given to them (even to two/one summarized commandment.. In the NT as people (Christians) came to know God and received His Spirit the Lord wrote the Law unto their hearts, meaning what the Lord spoke/speaks unto a person in Christ is a commandment and that not done or broken is sin (i.e. if the Lord puts in our hearts to go and minister a person or to bless a person and we do not do it, it is not an option not done but a sin)..

In today’s scripture we read Paul going that one step ahead and stating that anything done without faith is sin. Paul did use this measure with eating food offered to idols. The sin in that case is not eating but acknowledging the idol by eating.

The Bible being a Spiritual book thus this law of ‘anything done not of faith is sin’ is concerning only spiritual matters. That means anything pertaining to God, or religion, religious practices (traditions), etc. done without understanding is a sin. We may not have the full understanding but we need to know the basic why. In other words blind faith is sin.

Every Christian is called to be full of wisdom and understanding, it is for this reason we are blessed with the Spirit of Truth. The term ‘being a fool from Christ’ does not mean being a person lacking knowledge and understanding but the Greek word means being of another spirit (not worldly).

If you are a Christian you are expected to have answers to every spiritual question and if you are a person struggling to answer then you need to ask yourself are you baptized in the Holy Spirit, have you received the Spirit of Truth, are you growing in the Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are Spirit and there is no limit to your Wisdom and Ability. We who are called to be your Sons need to emit that same character of You, thus You have given us your Spirit. Lord we pray we are not deceived to be children of vanity seeking a simple Gospel, a simple Word and a simple life. We pray we know that your Word is a treasure that needs more and more exploring and life in You is abundant and powerful...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 6:3  Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business.

James 3:17  But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, [and] easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.

Luke 7:35  But wisdom is justified of all her children.

Luke 2:40  And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit, filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon him.

Matthew 13:54  And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this [man] this wisdom, and [these] mighty works?

Romans 11:33  O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable [are] his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

2 Corinthians 11:23  Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I [am] more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft.

1 Corinthians 1:20-21
20  Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

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Saints and Faithful Brethren

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Today’s scripture is taken from Paul’s letter to the Church at Colosse we read Paul starts with addressing first the saints, then to the faithful brethren. He distinguishes between the two categories. What is interesting is the factor of distinguishing the two categories is the factor of being faithful! There are some who will ask were not the saints faithful?

In a normal life of a person after his education he goes on to work and grows in his working career, once he comes to his retirement age he takes a break from work and enjoys his retirement life relaxing. But in the life of a Christian this is not the story. A Christian who is in the Lord is called to do ministry work even while he or she is working. In this period the Christian puts as much time available for the Lord and this is part of his or her Tithing (starts with 10% and then moves on to Giving which is more than 10% and is as much as led by the Holy Spirit). In Tithing (Giving) one is called not to give just part of his or her income but also part of his or her time (labor) and prayers. Any person who thinks just by giving 10% income they have done their tithing is deceived.

I have mentioned before a saint is not a ‘holy’ (better/perfect) person but a sanctified person. All are called to be holy as Christians, so a saint is not a holier person, since holiness is a virtue (Fruit) we will receive from the Father in Heaven like the Fruit of Truth we receive from the Holy Spirit and Fruit of Righteousness we receive from the Son (on Judgment Day). A saint is a person who has separated his or her life for the Lord’s Kingdom work, in other words is a full time minister.

Now many Pastors (Church shepherds) may think they are in the saints’ category since they are in full time ministry. Sadly they do not fall in this category. Pastors who take a salary (fixed income) and also regular increments are in professional work for the church like a Bishop or Deacon (these are people hired by the Church for administrative purposes, they are honorary or paid). A saint is a person who takes very basic needs (fistful as a Levi in OT), he is a person who cuts off from family life (not physically disconnecting from them, like Jesus did after the age of 30, He was doing part time ministry before that). Paul saved a part of his money thus later moved out from trading in tents and became a saint and as a saint he did not seek regular financial help but supported himself from his savings.

We need to understand each and every Christian is called to be a saint (full time minister) either at an early age or after retirement. The difference between a saint and a faithful brethren is that faithfulness is by default in a saint while a brethren struggles to keep the faith, that is why Paul made a distinction between the two by the term faithfulness. Let us ask ourselves when we are going to become saints, men of faith.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Father God are a Holy God, Bible says no being as seen You other than the Son who came from your bosom (within You). You Lord also sanctified yourself for the Temple work thus the Showbread and the Candle stand was kept in Holy place while only the Ark of Covenant was placed in the Holy of Holies. Lord we pray each and every Christian seeks to be a saint at some stage of their lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 1:7  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:26, 31
26  For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
31  That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;

1 Corinthians 1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1 Corinthians 6:2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge {govern} the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Colossians 1:26  [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

1 Thessalonians 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Matthew 10:37,38
37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

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Saints and Faithful Brethren

Colossians 1:2 To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Today’s scripture is taken from Paul’s letter to the Church at Colosse we read Paul starts with addressing first the saints, then to the faithful brethren. He distinguishes between the two categories. What is interesting is the factor of distinguishing the two categories is the factor of being faithful! There are some who will ask were not the saints faithful?

In a normal life of a person after his education he goes on to work and grows in his working career, once he comes to his retirement age he takes a break from work and enjoys his retirement life relaxing. But in the life of a Christian this is not the story. A Christian who is in the Lord is called to do ministry work even while he or she is working. In this period the Christian puts as much time available for the Lord and this is part of his or her Tithing (starts with 10% and then moves on to Giving which is more than 10% and is as much as led by the Holy Spirit). In Tithing (Giving) one is called not to give just part of his or her income but also part of his or her time (labor) and prayers. Any person who thinks just by giving 10% income they have done their tithing is deceived.

I have mentioned before a saint is not a ‘holy’ (better/perfect) person but a sanctified person. All are called to be holy as Christians, so a saint is not a holier person, since holiness is a virtue (Fruit) we will receive from the Father in Heaven like the Fruit of Truth we receive from the Holy Spirit and Fruit of Righteousness we receive from the Son (on Judgment Day). A saint is a person who has separated his or her life for the Lord’s Kingdom work, in other words is a full time minister.

Now many Pastors (Church shepherds) may think they are in the saints’ category since they are in full time ministry. Sadly they do not fall in this category. Pastors who take a salary (fixed income) and also regular increments are in professional work for the church like a Bishop or Deacon (these are people hired by the Church for administrative purposes, they are honorary or paid). A saint is a person who takes very basic needs (fistful as a Levi in OT), he is a person who cuts off from family life (not physically disconnecting from them, like Jesus did after the age of 30, He was doing part time ministry before that). Paul saved a part of his money thus later moved out from trading in tents and became a saint and as a saint he did not seek regular financial help but supported himself from his savings.

We need to understand each and every Christian is called to be a saint (full time minister) either at an early age or after retirement. The difference between a saint and a faithful brethren is that faithfulness is by default in a saint while a brethren struggles to keep the faith, that is why Paul made a distinction between the two by the term faithfulness. Let us ask ourselves when we are going to become saints, men of faith.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Father God are a Holy God, Bible says no being as seen You other than the Son who came from your bosom (within You). You Lord also sanctified yourself for the Temple work thus the Showbread and the Candle stand was kept in Holy place while only the Ark of Covenant was placed in the Holy of Holies. Lord we pray each and every Christian seeks to be a saint at some stage of their lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 1:7  To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called [to be] saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:26, 31
26  For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.
31  That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;

1 Corinthians 1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

1 Corinthians 6:2  Do ye not know that the saints shall judge {govern} the world? and if the world shall be judged by you, are ye unworthy to judge the smallest matters?

Colossians 1:26  [Even] the mystery which hath been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints:

1 Thessalonians 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Matthew 10:37,38
37  He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.
38  And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

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Lukewarm people

Revelation 3:16  So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Today’s scripture is amongst the harshest rebukes in the Bible. Most people think this rebuke is for a few like the ‘false prophets’ or ‘heretics’ people call out..

If people understand who these ‘lukewarm people’ are they will be shocked to know most ‘Christians’ (majority) fall into this category. Also this ‘spue thee out of my mouth’ is not a tap on the knuckle or pulling of the ears, but a punishment worse than Hell.

One of the greatest mistake our Churches have done is not included study of Judgment Day as part of foundation study, what they include as ‘Judgment Day teaching’ is from a fairytale or mythological story and not from the Bible.  Most Pastors themselves are confused about Judgment Day. Put two to discuss it and one will see disagreement and discord.

People know something about Hell, but that too is a Catholic Church version, a place ruled by demons, a place of fire that exist below and is why many think Hell is in the core of the earth. When asked where Heaven is? Some like little kids think it is about the clouds and some others ‘smart Alecs’ think is in a far galaxy or universe cloud! (Scientology version). When it comes to Lake of Fire/Sulphur most people think is another name for Hell. In the Gospels Jesus uses the term ‘outer darkness where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth’ (showing the great level of pain). This place He says is not a place for unbelievers but ‘children of the Kingdom’.

Past 2 days we saw those who mature in Spirit and grow into Sons of God (Israel/sheep) will enter the Kingdom of God (Heaven) but those who do not mature in Spirit (unprofitable servants/goats) in today’s message are those called ‘lukewarm’ and will be punished in the Lake of Fire.

Satan is unconcern with unbelievers who go to Hell (people already deceived), his main purpose is to send people to Lake of Fire a place made for his fallen angels and him (plural) to suffer, and that is why he is more active in churches than amongst the unbelievers.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Merciful but yet Righteous.. You are Slow to Anger but not forgetful. You punish the offenders while forgiving those who repent. Lord we pray we do not take your mercy likely and understand the price You paid for us requires us to bring forth Fruit. We pray we grow in Spirit and not be counted amongst the Lukewarm...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 8:12  But the children of the kingdom shall be cast out into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:47-50
47  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:
48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.
49  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,
50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 25:30  And cast ye the unprofitable servant into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

2 Peter 2:4,20
4  For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast [them] down to hell, and delivered [them] into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;
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.

Jude 1:6  And the angels which kept not their first estate, but left their own habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting chains under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

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Crown of Rejoicing

1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20  For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

There are times I have got the same scripture given again, but consecutively the next day is very rare. It is very challenging to tap into that which the Lord wants to tell us especially when the scripture repeats.

Yesterday I was drawn of us being the glory of the Lord, today my attention was drawn to the first part of the scriptures ‘our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing’. Here we see hope, joy and crown of rejoicing are shown as having similarities. It does not mean they are the same. Hope is shown as growing into joy and joy growing not only just rejoicing but a crown of rejoicing. The Greek words used for crown of rejoicing are the words ‘stephanos’ and ‘kauchesis’. Stephanos means ‘mark of royalty’ and kauchesis means ‘boasting’ or ‘glorying’, it comes from the word kauchaomai which means ‘glory’. If we look at the true meaning of these words it does not mean ‘crown of rejoicing’ but means ‘crown of glory’.

Today’s scripture tells us we are called to grow from hope to joy to kingly glory. Let us ask ourselves where do we stand are we still people of hope or have we moved on to become people of joy. It is only if we are people filled with joy that we can look forward to be people of kingly glory.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You designated us to be Kings and we due to corruption of sin have allowed evil to rule us. Lord we pray by our battle against evil we may become people not only of hope but people of joy knowing evil has no power over us. It is only when your joy is in us will we become people of kingly glory...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 15:13  Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Colossians 1:27  To whom God would make known what [is] the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:

Romans 15:7  Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.

1 Thessalonians 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

2 Thessalonians 1:7, 10
7  And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels,
10  When he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired in all them that believe (because our testimony among you was believed) in that day.

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Gentiles become fellow heirs

Ephesians 3:6  That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

In the book of Hebrews and in Colossians Paul mentions how things of OT were a mere shadow of the greater things that are heavenly.

If look at the breakup of the United Kingdom of Israel into 2 Kingdoms and later the Kingdom of Judah calling themselves Jews. These Jews rejected Christ and thus made way for the Gentiles to inherit the Kingdom. This did not mean if Jews accept Christ will not inherit the Kingdom, but all this is a shadow of Heavenly things.

All mankind of every race who are called in Christ are Gentiles (lost sheep) who now have right to inherit of Heaven because a part of the Angels rejected Christ, went into darkness and thus lost their inheritance.

Let us understand the greater role we play and the transformation God is doing amongst us Gentiles to be inheritors of His Kingdom. We are the Bride that causes the Debridement of the Heavenly Temple to become a part of it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all things that exist and did with purpose. You made mere man to be transformed to higher Heavenly beings so as to inherit your Kingdom and be part of You. Lord we pray we understand the things we are going mere nothing compared to the reward that is in store for us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 2:17  Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body [is] of Christ.

Hebrews 8:5  Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, [that] thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

Hebrews 10:1  For the law having a shadow of good things to come, [and] not the very image of the things, can never with those sacrifices which they offered year by year continually make the comers thereunto perfect.

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

Hebrews 12:28  Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

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For ye are our glory and joy

1 Thessalonians 2:19, 20  For what [is] our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? [Are] not even ye in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at his coming? For ye are our glory and joy.

We have heard of the Lord being possessive of His glory and have heard of how His wrath falls on any person who touches His glory. In Psalms we read how the Psalmist says the Lord is his glory, we also read in Isaiah how the Lord bluntly says how He is proud of His Name and how He will not share His glory with another. But through the mouth of the same Prophet Isaiah the Lord also spoke that His glory is Israel for His glory will be seen in Israel.

People think when the Lord spoke of Israel being His glory they think the Lord spoke of the country ‘Israel’. They do not realize the term Israel symbolizes Sons of God (the word means Princes of God / Princes having power in the Lord). In today’s scripture also we see Paul also reiterates the same understanding of Isaiah 49:3 when the people on Judgment day are transformed into Israel (Sons of God) becoming the glory of God.

Our God declared His Name are Jealous (Hebrew ‘qanna’ – some translation put as ‘Zealous’). Most people get confused with associating the term Jealous with God since jealousy is not a good virtue. It is only through traditional criticism (Biblical study of traditions of that period) that we understand the term ‘qanna’ (Jealous) meant the possessiveness of a mother to her children. We also know the word EL-Shaddai does not simply mean ‘Almighty God’ but means ‘Strong Breasted One’, it means God is everything to us, He provides everything, He also comforts us like a mother and protects us like a father.

It is only when we put the Name (Nature) of the Lord that we becomes Sons of God. When we become Sons of God we become His glory. We did not realize why the Lord gets very angry about sharing His glory with idols or another god (could also be a man who challenges God), it is all because He is Jealous/Zealous of us (‘qanna’) since we are His glory.  

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Lord You are Almighty God. You are Omnipotent and Omnipresent God. You are all that we need will ever need. You protect, provide and comfort. In You alone is glory and when we put on your Name we become your glory. Lord we pray we understand You are possessive of your glory because You are possessive of us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Psalms 57:8  You are my glory; let the instruments of music be awake; I myself will be awake with the dawn.

Psalms 62:7  In God is my salvation, and my glory; the Rock of my strength, and my safe place.

Isaiah 42:8  I am the Lord; that is my name: I will not give my glory to another, or my praise to pictured images.

Isaiah 49:3  And he said to me, You are my servant, Israel, in whom my glory will be seen;

Psalms 4:2  O you sons of men, how long will you go on turning my glory into shame? how long will you give your love to foolish things, going after what is false? (Selah.)

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Becoming a Saint

Colossians 1: 2  To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace [be] unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

In the Catholic Church they have a long process to declare (canonize) a person as a Saint which goes on for years and years. Leaving for a hand full all most all were declared saints long after they died, even the few who were declared while they were alive saw the process start but was completed after their death.

When one sees this one wonders where all this comes from? The Bible has a total different definition of a saint.

What they do is similar to what the Toraja ethnic indigenous group in Indonesia are famous for, they dig out the bodies of their dead and keep it with them in their house at times for years. They inject the person on their death with chemicals that preserve the body, delaying its decomposition process. What they do is literately worship of the dead.

The Greek word for saint is hagios. It literally means ‘awful thing’ but being a compound word means ‘caste + cherished’. It speaks of not a holy person but sanctified person, who is separated for the purpose of doing God’s Kingdom work, like a Levi in OT.

In NT we all are called to be saints / Levis meaning doing the Kingdom’s work. In many places the term is used for those who totally give up their worldly life and dedicate themselves to serve the people of God, they do not work for their living but depend on their savings or support of the people, but in some places it also used for those who partly do God’s work and support themselves by working (like Paul thus called himself least amongst all saints). In short saints is a term used for the living working fo the Kingdom and not the dead who sleep.

In some scriptures in Revelation it speaks of the prayers of the saints. People assume the dead saints pray. No it refers to the prayers of the saints said while they were alive (still in their flesh bodies).

Firstly after death a person is neither male nor female but a spirit being. When a person dies what we have with us is their testimony. Because they believed in Christ in their death they sleep in Him. It also means they cannot communicate with humans (man in the flesh) nor are humans allowed to communicate with them, it is a grave sin.

In OT all are called to dedicate themselves to serve the Kingdom of God after a specific age or social situation. Jesus moved into full time ministry leaving His family life (not His family for He was still connected with them) after the age of 30. Before that also He used to do ministry work thus had disciples even when going to the wedding at Cana.

In today’s message we see Paul address to the Church congregation at Colosse in two categories as Saints and Brethren, meaning all Brethren were not Saints and Saints were more than just a Brethren.

Every Christian’s aim in life even if he or she is doing God’s work in whatever Calling, should be to live a life of a saint as and when life permits, that is dedicate oneself to serve the Lord’s people fulltime.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are Holy and we are called to be holy. You also call us to be sanctified unto You and your Kingdom’s work. Lord we pray You make way for more and more Brethren live their lives as Saints doing your Kingdom’s work full time. Lord we pray change our hearts to seek sainthood not after death but while we are alive...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Revelation 5:8  And when he had taken the book, the four living creatures and the four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having each one a harp, and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints.

Revelations 8:3-4
3  And another angel came and stood over the altar, having a golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should add it unto the prayers of all the saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
4  And the smoke of the incense, with the prayers of the saints, went up before God out of the angel’s hand.

1 Corinthians 1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called [to be] saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:

Romans 12:13  Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality.

Ephesians 3:8  Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ;

Ephesians 4:10-12
10  He that descended is the same also that ascended up far above all heavens, that he might fill all things.)
11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

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Gospel of Paul!

Colossians 1: 23  If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and [be] not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, [and] which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister;

There is a group of ‘Christians’ who go about saying the Gospel of Paul is the true gospel. They literately set aside the other books of the Bible and focus on the epistles of Paul.

There are few brothers who approached me saying ‘Brother preach on this’. I told them in time I will and today I will touch on ‘Paul’s Gospel’ and gospels by others.

Let is firstly understand the word Gospel in Greek ‘euaggelion’ means ‘good news’. What was the good news? The good news was when there was no hope God made a way for the salvation of mankind. Who was the way? The way was Jesus Christ. So is the Gospel a doctrine or a person? Paul himself went about saying he preached Christ.

Now what was the difference between the gospels of Paul or of Peter or of others?

The Gospel was not different for Gospel was still Christ but the means or way in which it was presented was different because their audience was different. Peter, John, James preached Christ to the Jews, while Paul and Barnabas preached Christ to the gentiles. Does that make Paul’s Gospel better? No.

Some may say Paul’s Gospel may be more suitable to us, since we are not Jews. There too there is not a clear YES.

We need to understand all of Paul’s epistles (letters) were milk for he complained these people did not have discernment to digest strong meat. Those who were spiritually strong like those of Berea, Paul did not write any epistle. Thus Paul’s Gospel as written in his epistles is excellent for those who are not Jews and are new in Christ, once they grow in Spirit they too need to move ahead from the epistles and touch the source from which Paul preached that is the OT.

Jesus Himself said the Prophets (OT) spoke about Him and it is only when we understand this will be like Paul and like others becoming Disciples of Christ and not land up as disciple of Paul. Our faith is in Christ whom Paul and others preached and not in Paul or Peter or anyone who preaches about Christ.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You are Merciful God. When there was no hope You became our hope. Since there was none found worthy You humbled yourself and become our cornerstone. You became our sacrifice to make peace between You and man so that we receive your Spirit to be transformed and again have inheritance in your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 17:2-3
2  And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures,
3  Opening and alleging, that Christ must needs have suffered, and risen again from the dead; and that this Jesus, whom I preach unto you, is Christ.

1 Corinthians 9:18  What is my reward then? [Verily] that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

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

Hebrews 5:14  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.

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.

1 Peter 2:2  As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:

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Lawful and Unlawful

1 Corinthians 10:23  All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient {profitable}: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not.

Many a times I have mentioned this one scripture which is very important to understand, had it been written in the OT it would have had the word Selah (underline) after it. Romans 14:23 ends with ‘WHATEVER IS NOT OF FAITH IS SIN’.

Romans 14:23 simply says anything we do even in God’s name and do it without understanding it then it is sin. For example if we do spiritual things because some man told us, then we are spiritually following that man and not God, and when we do this we are accused of idol worship. If any person instructs us in God’s name we need to know where in the Bible is it written and then only follow.

People may find Romans 14:23 hard but today’s scripture takes things a step further since it tells us in simple words anything that we do that does not profit us or others then that thing is unlawful or goes against God. This scripture too deserves a Selah after it.

Let me take some examples in different areas of our spiritual lives. Say if we are in ministry and whatever we do is not bearing fruit amongst those whom we are ministering than we are not doing God’s work but doing our own activity, but since we are using God’s name thus it becomes unlawful or against God.

If we are going to a church and we do not see any change in our spiritual lives or in the lives of those whom we are fellowshipping with, then attending that church is unlawful according to God. Church is a place we build each other and ourselves, and if that is not happening then that is not a church but something else, but since it again uses God’s name it is unlawful and against God.

Another example if we are reading and studying God’s Word and we see no change happening in our lives than that reading or study is unlawful and against God. The problem is that we are not giving due seriousness to that which we are reading and thus belittling God and His Word; it that almost amounts to blasphemy of His Word thus unlawful and against God.

These example that I took are good things yet not done without due diligence or respect can anger God instead of pleasing Him. It does not mean we should stop ministry or stop going to church or stop reading His Word; but means we should do ministry with purpose, go to church which bring about a change and understand the Word of God is living Word, an instruction to life so should be given due importance.

Let us repent for all that we have done in God’s name but that which have been unprofitable spiritually. Let us bring correction and change our ways.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and there is no one other than You. You are a Living God and since You are life than You increase and thus we who have your life also should see increase. Anything that does not change for better then is not considered living and is dead or decaying. Lord we pray we discern our spiritual lives and see the stagnancy that exist in it. We pray we repent and change to be spiritually profitable and growing, thus emitting your life in us...

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 14:23  And he that doubteth is damned if he eat, because [he eateth] not of faith: for whatsoever [is] not of faith is sin.

Romans 8:10  And if Christ [be] in you, the body [is] dead because of sin; but the Spirit [is] life because of righteousness.

Romans 14:19  Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.

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