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Post  Admin on Tue 26 Feb 2019, 10:03 pm

Casting of lots

Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthias;
and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

In the Bible when God did not speak directly or clearly through the
Prophets or Priest we see they chose mysterious ways to do things like
casting of lots. At times God Himself told them to cast lots.

As per Jewish tradition to fulfill Leviticus 16:8 the Priest had a vessel
which they call "Kalphi," set in the court, into which two lots, which were
made of wood, or stone, or metal, were put; the one had written on it, for
Jehovah, and on the other was written, "for the scapegoat"; the two goats
being, the one at the right hand of the priest, and the other at the left;
the priest shook the vessel, and with his two hands took out the two lots,
and laid the lots on the two goats; the right on that which was at his
right hand, and the left on that which was at his left; and so the goat
which had the lot put upon him, on which was written, "for the Lord," was
killed; and that which had the other lot, on which was written, for the
scapegoat, was presented alive;

Moses too used casting lots method to select the 70 the Lord told him to
out of the 72. Talmud [Jewish understanding of scriptures/law] state “Moses
took seventy two papers, and on seventy of them he wrote, זקן, "an elder";
and upon two, חלק, "a part"; and he chose six out of every tribe, and there
were seventy two; he said unto them, take your papers out of the vessel; he
into whose hand came up "an elder" (i.e. the paper on which it was so
written) he was sanctified (or set apart to the office); and he, in whose
hand came up "a part" (the paper that had that on it), to him he said, the
Lord does not delight in thee.”

In today’s world we would call this taking a toss. People would consider it
luck, but for a Christian who knows God is in control has no term called
‘luck’ for nothing happens by chance. Casting of lots were done prayerfully
keeping in mind ultimately God has the say.

Like the Prophets is considered a spokesperson of the Lord to the people
similarly the Priest [meaning minister] is considered a spokesperson of the
people to the Lord and thus makes offering and stands before the Lord on
behalf of the people. Part of the Priest’s dress was the Judgment
Breastplate which carried the two objects called Urim and the Thummim
meaning light (symbolizing truth) and perfection. So we see either of the
choice was not bad but both the choices were good in the eyes of the Lord.
What is important was the result was perfect according to the Lord.

Today the choice of Matthias was like the goat selected for Jehovah
(sacrificed in Leviticus) while Joseph named Barsabas was the ‘scapegoat’
(set free to live a public life). Today the Lord is telling us servicing
Him requires one to be the sacrificial goat, to sacrifice one’s personal
life completely for the Lord giving up all personal desires.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Living God who never sleeps or takes a
day off from caring for your people. Lord we pray know the importance of
serving You and the personal sacrifice required when we are called to
serve...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Leviticus 16:8 And Aaron shall cast lots upon the two goats; one lot for
the LORD, and the other lot for the scapegoat.

Joshua 18:10 And Joshua cast lots for them in Shiloh before the LORD: and
there Joshua divided the land unto the children of Israel according to
their divisions.

1 Samuel 14:41-42
41 Therefore Saul said unto the LORD God of Israel, Give a perfect [lot].
And Saul and Jonathan were taken: but the people escaped.
42 And Saul said, Cast [lots] between me and Jonathan my son. And Jonathan
was taken.

1 Chronicles 24:5 Thus were they divided by lot, one sort with another;
for the governors of the sanctuary, and governors [of the house] of God,
were of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

Jonah 1:7 And they said every one to his fellow, Come, and let us cast
lots, that we may know for whose cause this evil [is] upon us. So they cast
lots, and the lot fell upon Jonah.

Exodus 24:1 And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the LORD, thou, and
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship
ye afar off.

Exodus 28:30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim
and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in
before Jehovah: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel
upon his heart before Jehovah continually.

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Post  Admin on Sun 24 Feb 2019, 7:56 pm

Righteous shall not fear

Psalms 112:8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see
[his desire] upon his adversaries. [ASV]

Today’s verse is from Psalms 112 which speaks of the righteous. When I read
today’s verse I could not agree with the translation I checked other
translations they too like the [ASV]. I found only [Message] translation a
little different

Psalms 112:8 Spirit firm, unperturbed, Ever blessed, relaxed among
enemies, [Message]

When I looked up the Hebrew word translated as until is the world
when/because of (while). So the scripture talks of the righteous being at
rest and not intimated by his or her enemy.

Let us ask ourselves are we people who get intimated and go into long
prayer and fasting when we behold the enemy or are we like the righteous
who are not disturbed, who will sing and worship the Lord even in problems.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Righteous Holy and Truth. You Lord desire we who are your
children also follow righteousness, holiness and seek the truth. Bible says
your eyes are on the righteous and your hand is over them. Today Lord You
remind us that those who seek righteousness need not fear looking at the
enemy for they know You are their shield and protection. May we Lord be
seekers of righteousness and never fall into intimidation of the enemy...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Psalms 112:6-8
6 For he shall never be moved; The righteous shall be had in everlasting
remembrance.
7 He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: His heart is fixed, trusting in
Jehovah.
8 His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, Until he see [his
desire] upon his adversaries.

Luke 12:4-6
4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body,
and after that have no more that they can do.
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he
hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
6 Are not five sparrows sold for two farthings, and not one of them is
forgotten before God?2:

Psalms 115:11 Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he [is] their help
and their shield

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Post  Admin on Sat 23 Feb 2019, 10:25 pm

Right perception of scriptures

Philippians 1:7 Even as it is meet for me to think this of you all,
because I have you in my heart; inasmuch as both in my bonds, and in the
defence and confirmation of the gospel, ye all are partakers of my grace.

Today’s message we read of Paul writing from prison to the Believers of
Philippi, a Roman colony in Macedonia. Here the apostle was directed by a
vision, to go and preach the Gospel; and which was succeeded, to the
conversion of Lydia, and the jailer, and their families; which laid the
foundation of a Gospel church in this place, to whom this epistle is
written. Like this epistle so also most of Paul’s epistles were written
from prison.

What is interesting is when people quote scriptures from Paul’s epistle and
show them in a different light without taking in account from what
situation Paul wrote it. So a scripture like ‘I can do all things in Christ
who enables me’ or ‘He became poor so that we would be rich’ take another
rendering when pictured of a man in bonds writing it, Paul did not talk of
worldly riches, of worldly prosperity or of doing well in society but of
overcoming struggle and of spiritual matters.

Some of the greatest heresy that is consuming ‘Christians’ and making them
into goats instead of sheep is idol worship (‘Man of God’ replacing God),
Penance, Prosperity Gospel... These are not restricted to the Jewish or
Catholic Church but also active in the Believer Churches. More and more
Believer Churches are infiltrated with these heretic teachings and beliefs.
If one analysis all TV Preachers minutely 99.5% of them do this. We cannot
blame them alone for misleading us since if we ourselves had taken the
trouble to study scriptures we would not fall prey to heresy. All want fast
food, junk food, short teachings that tell them what they know. I am
keeping this message very short so that they at least read this and repent,
brining change in their lives.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Spirit and your Kingdom is not of this
world. Lord we pray we get it into ourselves that we need to die to this
world and its desires to dwell in your Kingdom. We pray Lord we desire less
things of this world and seek more and more spiritual things that edify us
and those given unto us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me..

2 Corinthians 8:9 For ye know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that,
though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, that ye through his
poverty might be rich.

James 2:5 Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of
this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised
to them that love him?

Matthew 19:23 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you,
That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

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

Luke 6:20 And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said, Blessed
[be ye] poor: for yours is the kingdom of God.

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Post  Admin on Thu 21 Feb 2019, 11:17 pm

The Passover and Unleavened Bread

Mark 14:14,15 And wheresoever he shall go in, say ye to the goodman of the
house, The Master saith, Where is the guestchamber, where I shall eat the
passover with my disciples? And he will shew you a large upper room
furnished [and] prepared: there make ready for us.

The Passover of the OT as we all know was a shadow of the crucifixion of
Christ and His sacrifice(s) as the (Paschal) Lamb of God that saves the
World. The identifying of a lamb without blemish, keeping it under
observation for 5 days, on the fifth day evening at sunset sacrificing it
without breaking any of its bones and then applying the blood of the
Paschal Lamb on the outer side of the door post was all fulfilled in Jesus
Christ, also fulfilled was He becoming our peace sacrifice that was lifted
up on the next day of Sabbath by His resurrection on the third day.

In the OT the week after the Passover week was the Feast of the Unleavened
Bread. The unleavened bread is first mentioned in Genesis where Lots offers
it to his guests (the Angels who came as men). The very next mention of it
is to do with the Passover where the Paschal lamb is eaten with bitter
herbs and unleavened bread.

Leavened or yeast is a microscopic single cellular organism smaller than an
animal or plant cell so is neither of them and has their own
classification. Yeast is used in baking and brewing because they metabolize
simple sugar and release carbon dioxide and alcohol. It is the tiny pockets
of carbon dioxide which cause the dough to rise and the alcohol to make
grape juice into wine. Yeast symbolize worldly wisdom / understanding.
Worldly wisdom may seem good but in reality it breaks good things into
useless and intoxicating things. Leaven kept in the house (not only used)
was enough to put out of the community [loose inheritance].

God forbade yeast in all sacrifice concerning Him (spiritual) and allowed
in limited quantity only in one sacrifice that concerned (worldly) man. So
worldly wisdom and understanding (education) is not forbidden but simply
not to be used to understand the Kingdom of God.

During the time of exile of Israel in Babylon since they did not have the
privilege to celebrate long festivals they celebrated both the Passover
week and the Unleavened Bread week together. This custom continued during
the time of Jesus. Mark, Matthew and Luke being documenters or history
wrote of this in their Gospels as it was, while in the Gospel of John it is
written as per OT directive.

Jesus being the Paschal Lamb celebrated it with the start of the Passover
week before He was arrested. The bread that we break at the Lord’s Table is
supposed to be unleavened bread but as we do with the Word we do with the
bread; that is adding our worldly wisdom. The unleavened bread at the
Lord’s Table is called the ‘daily sacrifice’ since it symbolizes sacrifice
of guilt - forgiveness of sins committed unknowingly. It is for this reason
breaking it without dealing with known sins is mocking of the sacrifice and
can provoke the wrath of God.

The Catholic Church [little horn of Daniel] in 1200AD replaced the
unleavened bread with wafer and the Believer Church with leavened bread.
Some Churches use baked bread in oil (like Indian roti) instead of
unleavened bread. If we read OT there were four types of breads in the
basket kept before the Lord these were leavened bread, bread cooked with
oil, wafer and unleavened bread. So unleavened bread cannot be confused or
replaced by any of the other three breads.

Bible prophesied about the daily sacrifice been taken away for large period
and is fulfilled both in shadow with the Israelites and also with the new
Church of Christ [by the little horn]. Now the time has come for the daily
sacrifice to return and people to break unleavened bread instead of wafer,
leavened bread and bread baked in oil, not only in symbolism but also in
understanding knowing of its dangers if misused or abused.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Wonderful. You also are Merciful and full of
Wisdom. In your own wisdom You Lord commanded your people to follow
statutes so that the hidden may be exposed. Lord we pray we no longer
behave like foolish worldly people using worldly wisdom to things
concerning You and your Kingdom. We pray for your forgiveness and for
courage to do things with all understanding as per your command...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto
him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake
unleavened bread, and they did eat.

Exodus 12:8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire,
and unleavened bread; [and] with bitter [herbs] they shall eat it.

Exodus 29:23 And one loaf of bread, and one cake of oiled bread, and one
wafer out of the basket of the unleavened bread that [is] before the LORD:

Daniel 8:9-14
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding
great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant
[land].
10 And it waxed great, [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down
[some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11 Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him
the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was
cast down.
12 And an host was given [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of
transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised,
and prospered.
13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that
certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning]
the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both
the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then
shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

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Words of this life

Acts 5:20 Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of
this life.

The book of Genesis is considered the start of the Bible even though the
book of Job is older than it. The reason is that Genesis starts with the
sentence ‘In the beginning God created the heaven and earth (does not speak
about the planet by nations – beings since nothing natural existed)’. It
takes into account God existed and that He created everything that exist.
We assume this sentence as generic and the term nations or beings speaks of
humans but that is not the true. Yesterday we were told by Paul scriptures
are specific and clear.

The second and third sentence is key to us and important to know our
mission. It speaks of nations being without form, about darkness existing
and God speaking of light to come to existence. If we take this sentence
literal then we are assuming, God who is light was existing in darkness.

Darkness is defined as obstruction of light. This darkness in verse 2
refers to the fall of Lucifer and of resisting the plans of God. So when
God created man the only thing that was bad or evil was Lucifer and his lot
since all things that God created He called them good. Thus when man ate of
the Tree of Good and Bad (Doubt) the bad / evil he wanted to know which
only God (Son) knew was Lucifer.

Bible says we are called to be the light and in the end after Lucifer, the
Beast and other fallen angels (the one third) are judged Bible records the
transformed man becoming part of the Heavenly Temple which is light itself
for it has no Sun of Moon.

Bible is all about when darkness came God created man to be the light in
the darkness and overcome the darkness. It is all about man who was created
lower than the Angels being lifted up and inheriting that which was lost by
the fallen ones. Although the Bible focuses on us yet it is not just about
us for the Angels too call themselves our ‘fellow servants’.. The Angels
although are mightier than us yet we are the main actors of this story of
light overcoming darkness.

In Ezekiel God declared to the king and prince of Tyrus (Dragon and Beast –
the two Cherubs) that it would be man who will crush their heads and be
their destruction. It is this knowledge that causes Satan (plural –
includes the fallen cherubs and angels) to hate man to their core.

Let us understand the importance of the Word of God which the Angels refer
to as Word of this life. Let us also understand our importance in this
battle of darkness and light, and how by the Word and Spirit of God we
overcome the darkness and become inheritors of Heavenly things hidden to
almost all.

[Prayer Starter]
Father God You are God and there is none like You. A part of You created
all things knowing that darkness would come to existence. You also created
man to become the light that overcomes this darkness and thus all things be
lifted to greater glory. You God are Life and everything the lives grows.
You God grow from glory to glory and we thank You for making us man who is
like mere insects to be part of your glory. We thank You Lord for this Word
of life...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:1-3
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Genesis 2:15-17
15 And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to
dress it and to keep it.
16 And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden
thou mayest freely eat:
17 But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat
of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:4,5,14,15
4 And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
5 For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall
be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field;
upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Ezekiel 28:6-10, 17-19

John 8:12 Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the
world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the
light of life.

Ephesians 5:8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in
the Lord: walk as children of light:

1 Thessalonians 5:5 Ye are all the children of light, and the children of
the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.

Revelation 21:22-23
22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are
the temple of it.
23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in
it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the light
thereof.

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Hibernation in the brook

Titus 3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to
come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.

These last few days as northern countries faced a cold wave with minus
temperatures hitting new records, we heard of crocodiles found frozen in
ice with their nostrils popping out of the ice. These animals were not dead
but in hibernation mode. They had allowed themselves to be literally frozen
(reduced their body temperature) but kept their nostrils out so that they
could breathe and remain alive.

Hibernation is a natural phenomenon God made for the survival of animals in
extreme cold climates. We know creation is made in an image of spiritual
things which are invisible to man.

In the OT we read when a person had leprosy (which was a skin disease and
skin symbolizing righteousness) the person was isolated from society until
the situation improved. We sadly do not learn these basic principles of
spiritual management of Men of God from the Bible. What we do is when a Man
of God is found struggling he or she is moved from one activity to another,
or from one place (Church) to another. Bible advises us when we have
spiritual issue like fighting with lusts, desires or spiritual productivity
we are called to draw back and hibernate in the brook (not literal place).
The Hebrew word for brook means to possess or inherit. It is a place of
receiving spiritually which freezing most natural activities.

When Elijah had fear filled in him and fled from the Queen Jezebel, the
Lord asked him to hide himself in the brook of Cherith for a period and
there the Lord provided him water from running streams (symbolizing
spiritual refreshment) to drink, He also provided him meat by ravens
(symbolizing wisdom that is worldly). It was this same fearful Elijah who
was rejuvenated and later openly challenged the prophets of Jezebel to a
spiritual duel.

Here we read Paul asking the help of Titus and sending persons to bring him
so that Titus could minister to him during a time when outdoor activity was
restricted.

Let us know when to draw back and rejuvenate our spirits when things are
low or not going good for us. We should always know when to draw ourselves
to a brook and be refreshed by the Lord. We need not be newcomers but can
be people spiritually mature yet would need rejuvenation like Paul did in
today’s message. Let us not try to help God in His Kingdom’s work. He does
not need our help let us remember when we do His work [good deeds] we are
helping ourselves.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord do not desire a worldly sacrifice but
sacrifice of a heart that loves your law and seeks your glory. Lord we pray
we do not deceive ourselves with doing ‘Lord’s Work’ while seeking our own
glory. We pray we learn to spiritually hibernate in your brook and be
rejuvenated in spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Kings 17:1-6
1 And Elijah the Tishbite, [who was] of the inhabitants of Gilead, said
unto Ahab, [As] the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there
shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
2 And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
3 Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook
Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.
4 And it shall be, [that] thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have
commanded the ravens to feed thee there.
5 So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and
dwelt by the brook Cherith, that [is] before Jordan.
6 And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and
flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook.

2 Corinthians 8:23 Whether [any do enquire] of Titus, [he is] my partner
and fellowhelper concerning you: or our brethren [be enquired of, they are]
the messengers of the churches, [and] the glory of Christ.

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast
down, comforted us by the coming of Titus;

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Church Ministry or Lord’s Ministry

John 12:43 For they loved the praise {approval} of men more than the praise
{approval} of God.

Just yesterday late evening I was discussing with a brother about the state
of our ministry (ministries). When I told him people are doing ‘Church’
Ministry and not the Lord’s Ministry, he immediately did not accept it. As
we further discussed he accepted the fact almost all are doing ‘Church’
ministry.

In my many years in the Lord I thank God for giving me opportunity to
connect with many ministries, large and small, at various levels. This
experience allowed to have an insight of what really happens amongst them
and why these ministries are not fruitful.

The start of this year was like an alarm bell for me to wake up and
reorganize my personal spiritual life. I hope others too will wake up, stop
what they are doing and approach things in another way.

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about good deeds and (worldly) righteous
deeds, how wary only by the intention of doing them even though many a
times the act may be identical. It is time we ask ourselves the root
question ‘Why am I in Ministry?’, if we say ‘to save souls for Christ’,
then let us ask ourselves how fruitful are we? If we are not seeing any
fruit then we need to pray and ask God for guidance.

Let us not fool ourselves by quoting unrelated scriptures like one sowed,
another watered and another harvest. They are all true, but they all saw
the harvest. Are we seeing any harvest?

It is so sad when we have events where lakhs attend and not a handful
become disciples for Christ, almost all become disciples of the preacher /
worship leader who is seeking the praise and glory of man.

Today’s message says about people who seeking praise / approval of man more
than seeking that of God. Are we amongst these or are we seeking the Lord
and His approval?

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God who is omnipresent as well omnipotent, all
knowing and merciful. It is only in your mercy You bear us and the nonsense
we do taking your name. Lord know You cherish your Name and will not let it
be blasphemed. We pray we wake up to what we are doing and look at its
fruitfulness. Let us not seek the praise of men but seek that of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 5:44 How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and
seek not the honour that [cometh] from God only?

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou doest [thine] alms, do not sound a trumpet
before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets,
that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their
reward.

Matthew 23:5-7
5 But all their works they do for to be seen of men: they make broad their
phylacteries, and enlarge the borders of their garments,
6 And love the uppermost rooms at feasts, and the chief seats in the
synagogues,
7 And greetings in the markets, and to be called of men, Rabbi, Rabbi.

Luke 16:15 And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves
before men; but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed
among men is abomination in the sight of God.

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Parents Guardians accountability of children

Colossians 3:21 Fathers, provoke not your children [to anger], lest they be
discouraged.

In Hindu’s rituals during the marriage of the daughter the father does
‘kanyadan’ where the father gives away the daughter to the groom. In
‘Christian’ (Catholic but also followed by many Believers) marriages too we
see this tradition where the father escorts the daughter in the ‘church’
and hands her unto the groom. I read in yesterday’s newspaper an Indian
Hindu father refused to do kanyadan, he stated his daughter was not his
property to give away.

Bible says we were all created from the foundation of creation and that is
why God knows us since then. We are naturally born in the wombs of our
mother (only Eve was born out of Adam) but were given unto the loins of our
fathers before we were conceived. It is for this reason it is the father
who is blessed for the generations to receive blessings. Even though mother
has a great hand in molding of the natural character of a child yet it is
the father who is key for spiritual blessings and curses that flows unto
the children. It is also for this reason Jesus to be born without blemish
had to be born in the womb of a virgin and Mary being a sinner did not
affect the child. The mother’s blessings and curses (including hereditary
sicknesses) flows via the father unto the children when they come together
(mating is not just a natural coming together).

If we technically see Mary being the mother of Jesus was yet not His real
mother but just His surrogate mother, thus Jesus in anger addressed her as
‘woman’. Paul too wrote about this relationship in Hebrews and people
mistake Melchisedec as the one born without a father or mother and without
genealogy.

Once a person dies and resurrects on Judgment day he or she is a
transformed spirit being void of natural gender (like Angels who are called
Sons of God) and has no natural relationship with any earthly beings
although his or her testimony in Christ does continue to be upheld. So in
Heaven we will not be family to anyone but all will be only one family with
God as our Father.

Let us get it into us as earthly parents we are guardians to our children
and that too assigned by the Lord so we are answerable to Him about their
wellbeing like Pastors are for their congregation (whom they minister).
Although those to whom Pastors minister become their spiritual children yet
they do not spiritual fathers or mothers unto them (they substitute the
Lord and thus need to ultimately hand them over like Jesus did unto the
Holy Spirit). Spiritually we have only one father and that is our Heavenly
Father and we are brethren unto each other (no mother, sister, daughter or
any other relationship).

Today’s message is a warning not only to natural guardians but also to
spiritual guardians about bringing those in your custody to anger. The
problem is not the anger but the problem that when in anger the person
easily falls prey to sin. It is only by the mercy (grace) that we are kept
from sinning but this mercy cannot be taken for granted, the moment we fail
to hold that which is required to receive grace we will fall and sin.

When Jesus Himself as man gave account for those whom the Father gave Him,
how can we who minister think we will not be accountable for those whom we
minister? If Preachers understand this there will be less preaching and
more discipleships happening. There will more true Christians and less name
sake ‘Christians’.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are Father. We Lord who are your children
are simply brethren to each other. Lord we pray we understand our spiritual
and natural relationship and the responsibility we hold. We pray for those
who minister that they understand the dangers of losing their spiritual
children...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 35:11 And God said unto him, I [am] God Almighty: be fruitful and
multiply; a nation and a company of nations shall be of thee, and kings
shall come out of thy loins;

Exodus 1:5 And all the souls that came out of the loins of Jacob were
seventy souls: for Joseph was in Egypt [already].

Deuteronomy 5:9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the
fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them
that hate me,

John 2:4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine
hour is not yet come.

Hebrews 6:20; 7:3
20 Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high
priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
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.

Philippians 2:5-8
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Matthew 22:30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in
marriage, but are as the angels of God in heaven.

Ephesians 4:26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your
wrath:

Revelation 22:9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy
fellowservant, and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the
sayings of this book: worship God.

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

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No one is special in God’s Kingdom

Galatians 2:6 And from those who seemed to be influential (what they were
makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality) - those, I say, who
seemed influential added nothing to me.

There is always the notion that some of the anointed Preachers, Pastors and
those on stages are specially loved by the Lord. This is a big
misunderstanding. John the Apostle called himself as one ‘whom Jesus loved’
but never denied Jesus loved others too like Lazarus and his sisters, Mary
the Magdalene, John the Baptist, etc...

Let us understand each and every one who is in Christ or called to be in
Christ is loved as passionately by the God as any famous Preacher all are
equal in His eyes.

Today’s message is from the letter of Paul who declares that God shows no
partiality (God is not a respecter of man), He does not differentiate His
love from one man to another. He does give each one differently as
according to the plans He has for them (that depends on their heart state)
but given less or more before His eyes all are same. What is interesting is
as much the Father loved Jesus Christ the same love He has for us.

Today God is telling us He is not a human father, for Him you are very
precious and His love is as strong as it is for any other human that was,
is or will be including Abraham, Moses, David, Paul etc. so let us not be
saddened or lose heart by events of this world but cherish our God and His
love and let us not belittle any one in Christ.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God who are seated above in the Heavens look
at us mere man and love us so much even though we are unworthy of anything.
Lord we thank You for your love and the importance You give each one of
us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 11:5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples,
whom Jesus loved.

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

John 15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in
my love.

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Fulfilling Scriptures

John 19:34,35,36 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side,
and forthwith came there out blood and water. And he that saw [it] bare
record, and his record is true: and he knoweth that he saith true, that ye
might believe. For these things were done, that the scripture should be
fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

In the last few messages we saw that the things of the Kingdom of God are
hidden from man and even though scriptures speak of them yet man is unable
to understand them all because man’s heart is not right. God does not
reveal them to man immediately but gradually over generation as and when He
works on their hearts. If reveal to a hard heart it can destroy that soul.

In today’s message we see everything that Jesus did (or the Father did
through Him) including every act concerning His crucifixion was to fulfil
scriptures. What the Lord is telling us through these few days is that like
Jesus fulfilled scriptures we too fulfil scriptures, even if we like it,
try to or not.

The Bible speaks of victory and catastrophe, we can choose to be in victory
or we can choose to be in catastrophe. God will help us in both directions
and that is true.

The Hebrew word Barak is translated as bless as well as curse (trice in the
book of Job). In simple words it means quickening that path which we have
taken. If we walk towards the Lord the Lord will quicken our walk, we will
receive the goodness that is written, that which He has in store for us.
But if we reject the Lord, He will harden our hearts (further) and we will
see the disasters that written and the punishment due. He does not punish
us but we bring it on ourselves.

Backsliding is when we change direction from walking towards light to
walking towards darkness. We think only a few backslide but the truth is
most backslide and few do not. It is for this reason Jesus said even though
the gate of (to) Life is narrow yet of the many that find it only a few
walk through it.

Paul warned us of failing our salvation therefore advised to work our
salvation with fear and trembling. It is not our efforts (works of
righteousness) that gets us the salvation for it is only by grace we
receive it that is through faith. Our work is only about being on to path
and keeping the faith as and when it is tested (works of faith). Testing
increases and strengthens faith, it makes our walk more comfortable on the
long run. God does not test beyond the capacity He has given us to bear.

Salvation (entering Heaven) requires transformation and that is why Jesus
said only those who overcome will have access to the Tree / River of Life
(eternal life).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God. The Upper Heavens which are your abode is a place
where corrupt cannot dwell. Lord we pray that those who know You may
understand to be in You means to be in your Name, your Nature and that
requires transformation from inside. We pray we seek repentance, we seek
change within us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ephesians 2:8-9
8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it
is] the gift of God:
9 Not of works [of righteousness], lest any man should boast.

James 2:8-9, 12-14
8 If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love
thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:
9 But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of
the law as transgressors.
12 So speak ye, and so do, as they that shall be judged by the law of
liberty.
13 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that hath shewed no mercy;
and mercy rejoiceth against judgment.
14 What [doth it] profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and
have not works [of faith]? can faith save him?

1 John 2:13 I write unto you, fathers, because ye have known him [that is]
from the beginning. I write unto you, young men, because ye have overcome
the wicked one. I write unto you, little children, because ye have known
the Father.

Matthew 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

Romans 11:11 I say then, Have they stumbled that they should fall? God
forbid: but [rather] through their fall salvation [is come] unto the
Gentiles, for to provoke them to jealousy.

Philippians 2:12 Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as
in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own
salvation with fear and trembling.

Hebrews 2:10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom
[are] all things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of
their salvation perfect through sufferings.

2 Timothy 2:10 Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that
they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal
glory.

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

Revelation 2:7 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of
life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.

Revelation 22:14 Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they
may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into
the city.

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Blinded for future sight

John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they
should not see with [their] eyes, nor understand with [their] heart, and be
converted, and I should heal them.

There are times I share some great revelations of the Kingdom of God in my
messages, some of them which shocked me and got me to renew most of my
understanding of the Kingdom of God. I would be dazed at times for months
when the Lord revealed them. But when I share them with people I do not see
any reaction / effect in them, they fail to understand the depth of that
revelation. At times it is so disheartening that they respond with
excitement but later after a few days I see them confessing the contrary.
The teachings that have been drilled into them before is like a bad habit
that they fail to overcome.

In today’s message the Lord tells us at times He does not intervene in our
understanding of things of His Kingdom and lets us remain blind for a
period so that on a later date we may actually get us to see the truth.

Truth cannot take root into us unless our hearts are in good state, it is
for this reason repentance is key to our transformation into the Body of
Christ. It is according to the state of our hearts that the Lord reveals us
the treasures of His Kingdom.

People mistake gifting or anointing as a certificate of approval, they fail
to realize some of the most famous backsliders were very anointed
individuals starting with Lucifer himself, Balaam and even Judas... all
these were anointed. Judas was amongst the seventy who survived with
nothing when sent on mission by Jesus and did great miracles, returning
with great testimonies.

Let us seek truth and not anointing or giftings first. If the truth is not
in us then these very anointing or giftings will be the cause of our
destruction. Let our hearts always be in a state of repentance. Let us like
the Israelites carry the first Manna given by the Lord in our Ark of
Testimony (our Cross – our mission). Unless we continually do not carry our
Ark we will never cross our river of Jordan (inheritance) and enter the
Promised Land (Heaven).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Awesome God. You Lord are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You Lord
require a renewed heart as a holy sacrifice. Lord we pray we are not
deceived by anointing and gifting but seek first the Truth so that we are
rooted on the Rock and never be shaken...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 9:39 And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that
they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind.

Isaiah 29:10 For the LORD hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep
sleep, and hath closed your eyes: the prophets and your rulers, the seers
hath he covered.

Ezekiel 14:9 And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I
the LORD have deceived [persuaded] that prophet, and I will stretch out my
hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.

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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Jesus manifested the Father’s Name

John 17:6 I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out
of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept
thy word.
As kids we had this joke that Chinese would drop a vessel and what sound it
makes they would name their kids after that sound.

In today’s world name of a person is a ID tag of that person and is usually
a phonic sound, it could have a meaning but if spoken in any other language
the phonic sound in the original language is maintained, it is not
translated as it was done in Biblical times.

In Biblical times names had meaning and purpose, they were declaration of
blessing or cruse, of a promise or situation experienced at time of birth.
When the name was referred in another language the phonics was not
continued but the meaning was translated. If there was a name that was
common then the father’s name was taken along with that person’s name or
name of the place of his or her origin so as the identify the person. Nick
names were also given to people with common names and generally used where
the father’s name was also common or there were more people with the same
name from the place of origin.

In the OT we see God changed the name of Abram to Abraham to implant a
blessing. The names of children / grandchildren of Adam had meanings or had
relation with a situation, similar was the case with the children of Jacob.
In the NT we also see people like Simon or John which was a common name
were referred along with father’s name or place of origin.

Jesus called Simon ‘Cephas’ in Aramaic meaning pebble a nickname because of
his behavior of speaking without having full knowledge. When this name was
translated into the Greek language it was written as Petros and in the
English language as Peter. People mistake it as rock which in Aramaic is
Suh’as and Greek is Petra.

In OT we see the name due to Jesus was Emmanuel but in NT what was given by
Joseph in Aramaic was Yeshua equivalent to Joshua in Hebrew. The meaning of
Emmanuel is ‘God with us’ and Yeshua is ‘Jehovah is salvation’. What Joseph
did was name the child after the purpose why God is with us, it was for
this reason it was not corrected but accepted by the Lord. The name Jesus
is an English phonic version of Iesus the Greek translation version of the
name [Greek does not have J]. So when we take the name ‘Jesus’ the phonics
word does not have power but knowing or declaring the purpose of Him has.

Coming to the name of the Lord.

The English word Lord comes from the term master and God from Hebrew term
‘Gad’ which was for a deity that gives prosperity. So when we say ‘Lord’ we
call Him as our master or when we call Him ‘God’ we declare our prosperity
comes from Him.

In the Bible like Adam even the Lord has no phonics or earthly name. The
word Adam is the Hebrew word for man, since he was the first and only man
it became his name. So when we refer to him as Adam it mean we are
referring to the first man. In case of the Lord since He alone is Lord
giving Him a name would mean acknowledging the existence of other gods. It
was for this reason when asked for a name by those close to Him, He
answered ‘I am that I am’ and people called Him ‘I AM THAT I AM’ or ‘I AM’.
All the other so called names are descriptions or acknowledgments of Him.

We all have a spiritual ‘name’ which is unique to each person and that is
the snapshot of our spiritual being (what we will become at the end - our
end result). It for this reason after resurrection when we enter Heaven we
will have a new name which is unknown to mankind.

In today’s message we see Jesus declares or manifested the Name of the
Father meant He showed us the Nature of the Father. Before Jesus (Lord came
as man) man did not know the Father and has vague understanding of Him.

Today the Lord is telling us, if we are claiming the Lord or Jesus is in us
let us introspect do we have at least a little of His Nature is us? If we
have nothing of Jesus or the Father whom Jesus manifested then can we truly
say we have Jesus?

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You Lord desire your children to be
like You and thus walk in the way of holiness, righteousness and truth. We
pray Lord we do not be verbal Christian but people who reflect You unto
others...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a
virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Matthew 1:23-25
23 Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and
they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
24 Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had
bidden him, and took unto him his wife:
25 And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he
called his name JESUS.

John 17:12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast
given me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of
perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

Exodus 3:14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.

John 8:58-59
58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham
was, I AM.
59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and
went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.

Revelation 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith
unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden
manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name
written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth [it].

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False angles and Heavenly Angels

Zechariah 5:10, 11 Then said I to the angel that talked with me, Whither do
these bear the ephah? And he said unto me, To build it an house in the land
of Shinar: and it shall be established, and set there upon her own base.

From childhood we have been given pictures of Angels as women with wings.
In Hinduism also we see their heavenly place is filled with beautiful
women, even in Islam Jannah (paradise) is a place where each man receives
service of about 72 women who fulfil his fleshy bodily desires and serve
wine day and night. Those who have had personal encounters with Angels will
confirm they are nothing like what is shown in paintings.

When we read the Bible Angels are described with male gender and never
referred with the feminine gender, they are called Sons of God (spiritual
gender is not same are natural gender, natural gender is a shadow of
spiritual gender). Heavenly Angels are spirit beings that appear in the
outline of men but just radiating light. By size they appear to be larger
than earthly men but have no physical dimension for their legs, hands and
hair seem to be endless (these are symbolic). Bible says they can appear as
men in the flesh as and when required, and also do things natural to men
like eating, sleeping etc... In power an Angel is more powerful than 10,000
men (man can not harm an Angel but an Angel can harm man). In Heaven more
powerful than an Angel is a Cherub (living Beasts) who are as powerful as
72000 Angels (Bible speaks of only 6 of them).

Spirit beings like Angels have no restriction between spiritual world and
natural world (levels of Heavens), spiritual form and natural form (not
fallen angels since their powers were taken away after the floods) that
does not mean they keep coming as humans, it is very rare they do that.
Jesus said man after resurrection (Judgment Day) will be as Angels that is
why scriptures which say when minister to people in their needs we may be
ministering Angels, it does not talk of Heavenly Angels but those who will
become one after Judgment Day.

Heavenly Angels are called Angels of light while fallen angles or evil
spirit are described as an angels of darkness. Fallen angels are restricted
to the lower levels of Heaven and our creation falls amongst these. Fallen
angels have very limited powers and a human person in the Lord has powers
over them.

In the Bible the only place where is woman having wings is pictured is in
today’s scripture and is symbolic. These two women represent the two false
Church and are described to have wings like stroke (in Hebrew meaning
faithful - saints). The Catholic Church being one of these two women
blatantly pictures the Heaven Angels as women with wings (itself) and
mighty Cherubs as cute babies with wings! (Satan - King of Tyrus - dragon
is a cherub, so also is the beast of Revelation - Prince of Tyrus).

Today’s message talks of the foundation of foundation of these false
churches are based on wealth which is made of lead (dust) and this
foundation is set in a land of 2 rivers (talks of Heaven but promotes
earthly teachings). They cause us to love worldly things and to do worldly
things (traditions) while they talk of Heavenly things. If we do not want
to be in that Church we should firstly learn to forsake this world and its
worldly pleasures. We need to learn to die to our worldly desires.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Spirit. Your Kingdom is not of this world but the spirit
world. We as humans are spirit beings as powerful as Angels but in the
flesh we are lower than the Angels since we are corrupt. Lord when the
Truth sets us free we will indeed be like Heavenly Angels and will be
citizens of Heaven. Lord we pray we understand to whom we minister and also
discern what the world is trying to promote in your name...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

1 Corinthians 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels? how much more
things that pertain to this life?

1 Corinthians 11:7-10
7 For a man indeed ought not to cover [his] head, forasmuch as he is the
image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.
8 For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man.
9 Neither was the man created for the woman; but the woman for the man.
10 For this cause ought the woman to have power on [her] head because of
the angels.

Hebrews 12:22 But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the
living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels,

Matthew 13:39 The enemy that sowed them is the devil; the harvest is the
end of the world; and the reapers are the angels.

Galatians 4:14 And my temptation which was in my flesh ye despised not,
nor rejected; but received me as an angel of God, [even] as Christ Jesus.

2 Corinthians 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into
an angel of light.

Revelation 22:8-9
8 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and
seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me
these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of
this book: worship God.

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The mystery that is hidden

1 Corinthians 2:7, 8 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even]
the hidden [wisdom], which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it], they
would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

In the fields of science like physics, medicine etc. no sane person would
say he or she knows everything that is ever to be known. Each and every
knowledgeable person in the respective field knows how little they know
thus are always be ready to learn more. People call such persons as humble
but it is more to do with wisdom, wisdom makes a person humble. A wise
person always knows his or her limits, so will never take pride nor
belittle themselves.

The Kingdom of God is one area where no man [other than Jesus Christ] would
or can say he or she knows everything. Jesus as man knew everything not
because He was God who humbled and became man, understand He studied
scriptures and discussed with others so as to know more. He knew only by
the power of the Holy Spirit and this very Spirit He gave us. He as man was
perfect and it was in Him alone the Spirit [7 Spirits of God] and the image
of God was complete. Jesus confirmed His completeness by His
transfiguration. Transfiguration is nothing but having power over
[overcoming] the natural and becoming a higher spirit being as Angels.

People do not realize the simple fact that the day even 2 persons in whole
world, across all generations [billions/trillions] know everything that is
to be known about the Kingdom of God then we will immediately experience
Rapture. Rapture is nothing but some select persons who are still alive
transfiguring into spirit beings (Angels) like Jesus as man did. They are
the Angels that come with Him on Judgment Day.

Jesus said the Truth will set us free and He did mean it, for when Adam and
Eve ate of the Tree of Doubt (Good and Bad) they lost the Fruit of Truth
and Righteousness. It was for this reason Adam and Eve tried to hide from a
God who is omnipresent, all-seeing and all-knowing and they tried to hide
their nakedness even though they were physically naked from the start
(before Righteousness was they covering).

The Fruit of Truth is given to us by the Holy Spirit as a gift (through
revelations) and the Fruit of Righteousness is that we get from the Son
after Judgment. It is this restoration that enables us to regain our access
to Heaven. It is for this reason each one of us needs to keep pursuing to
know more and more of the Truth and at the same time build others so that
one day (quickly) those two [witnesses mentioned in Revelation] will know
the Truth and trigger our entry to Heaven.

Wisdom is the ability to understand knowledge. The knowledge [Word of God]
has already been given to us but due to lack of wisdom we are unable to
understand it completely. Wisdom can come via experience or as a gift from
God. If God was to let man gain wisdom through experience then it would
take thousands and thousands of years yet man would not learn everything,
since man learns of unlearns periodically history is witness to this. It is
only by the gift of wisdom that comes from God that we see the Truth / get
revelation of the Word.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty, All knowing, Omnipresent God. You Lord made man
lower than the Angels but by your working in him You Lord lift him up to
become as the Angels and rebuild the Heaven Temple which was damaged by the
falling of a third of the Angels. Lord we pray we understand the great
plans You have for us. Help us work diligently towards it, for we cannot
change that which is written but we can quicken or delay it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 2:5-11
5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power
of God.
6 Howbeit we speak wisdom among them that are perfect: yet not the wisdom
of this world, nor of the princes of this world, that come to nought:
7 But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, [even] the hidden [wisdom],
which God ordained before the world unto our glory:
8 Which none of the princes of this world knew: for had they known [it],
they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have
entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them
that love him.
10 But God hath revealed [them] unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit
searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which
is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.

Matthew 25:31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the
holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:

2 Thessalonians 1:7 And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the
Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels

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.

Philippians 2:6-8
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

Hebrews 2:9-10
9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the
suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of
God should taste death for every man.
10 For it became him, for whom [are] all things, and by whom [are] all
things, in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their
salvation perfect through sufferings.

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Tried and tested

Romans 16:10 Salute Apelles the approved in Christ. Salute them that are
of the [household] of Aristobulus.

When the Lord showed Abraham his generation (not natural but spiritual) He
showed him the stars of Heaven and asked him to count for righteousness.
When the Lord did this, the Lord was not pulling a fast one on Abraham but
literally meant it.

If we see in the Bible the Angels are called the Hosts of Heaven and are
symbolized by Heavenly bodies (stars - all heavenly bodies were referred to
as stars in those days). And we know when Satan fell he also caused a third
of the Angels to fall with his deceit.

In the book of Zachariah the Lord says He will take the people (that
believe Him) through fire and a third of them He will refine as gold and it
is this third that will become His people and He will be their God.

Jesus said the way to the gate of life is narrow and yet from those that
walk to the gate only a few shall enter through it.

Paul understood the probability of those who call themselves Christians and
those amongst them who will really enter the gates of Heaven. He understood
the ratio between the goats and sheep.

In today’s message Paul speaks of Apelles whom he says as approved in
Christ, Paul being assured as he would be counted amongst those who will
enter the gates of Heaven.

We are called not to judge another brethren does not mean not to correct
them and or discern their ways. What we are called is not to judge if that
brethren is not going to enter Heaven or even going to enter Heaven. We can
only hope he or she does. It is only when we are instructed by the Holy
Spirit about the person that we can surely confess it.

In my life of ministry there are very few people for whom the Lord clearly
showed me as being amongst those who enter Heaven and this included the
first sick person I ministered to after coming in the Lord. This Catholic
woman in her dying state accepted the Lord and reconciled with her loved
ones and then closed her eyes.

We may be amongst those who do a lot of work in the Lord’s Kingdom but yet
not be counted amongst the sheep as those whom Jesus spoke of in Matthew
7:21-23. Paul and James confirm unless we are tried and tested we are not
assured an entry in His Kingdom. It is for this reason Paul said work our
salvation with fear and trembling. It is truly scary when one understands
the possibility of one becoming a goat instead of a sheep.

So let us rejoice if we are amongst them that are undergoing trials. Let us
hold strong and endure it for this trail will be the reason of our approval
in Christ and our assurance for eternal life. On the other hand if
everything is good and we are facing no challenges in life then we need to
truly get worried.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and desire your children too
to be holy. Lord we pray we understand holiness and the renewal in spirit
we need to go through to be counted to receive holiness. Lord we pray we be
strengthened in spirit in the trails we are going through. We understand
the working of the Spirit in us and through us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 4:3 For what saith the scripture? Abraham believed God, and it was
counted unto him for righteousness.

Zechariah 13:9 And I will bring the third part through the fire, and will
refine them as silver is refined, and will try them as gold is tried: they
shall call on my name, and I will hear them: I will say, It [is] my people:
and they shall say, The LORD [is] my God.

Revelation 12:4 And his tail drew the third part of the stars of heaven,
and did cast them to the earth: and the dragon stood before the woman which
was ready to be delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born.

Matthew 13:33 Another parable spake he unto them; The kingdom of heaven is
like unto leaven, which a woman took, and hid in three measures of meal,
till the whole was leavened.

Matthew 7:14 Because strait [is] the gate, and narrow [is] the way, which
leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that
needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

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

Matthew 7:21-23
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the
kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in
heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in
thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many
wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye
that work iniquity.

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Fighting the battle of faith

1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life,
whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before
many witnesses.

We use today’s scripture about ‘fighting the good fight of faith’ very
often, but we fail to ask one question ‘against whom or what’ are we
fighting to battle of faith.

Keeping the faith is not an easy task for doubts in our head which come
from within, form the various situations or induced by external forces
cause us to lose our faith.

It is true if a person has believed in Christ and accepted Him as one’s
Lord and Savior that person is saved for Hell but sadly things do not end
there. If that person at a point of time rejects Christ or forsakes Him
then can the person claim salvation?

To keep one’s faith one needs to exercise one’s faith. It is only when we
do the works of faith that we exercise our faith and grow it.

Yesterday’s message spoke of Baptism in the Holy Spirit, His necessity in
our spiritual growth, about doing the mission Christ gave us; all these are
required by us to keep us in the Lord that means to keep our faith. We do
the Lord’s work of bringing the lost sheep back to the Lord and building
them in Him not only for them but also for our own selves. As we work on
others we work on our own selves.

The fight of faith is all about keeping our faith strong and growing in it.
Let us understand the enemies of our faith are not just evil spirits
(including Satan), but also those under his influence like the worldly
people (worldly teachings) including our former selves. It is for this
reason some of the criteria of being Born Again (born from above / born in
spirit) require us to die to ourselves, break away from worldly people and
battle unseen evil spiritual powers; we do all these even though we live in
the same body, amongst the same people and live a spiritual life.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and therefore desire we be
spiritually perfect. Lord we pray we see the powers that try to destroy our
faith so that we do not receive our inheritance in You. Lord we pray we
battle all these including the old-man in us by the help of your Spirit so
that we keep our faith...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:4-8
4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he
enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of
water and [of] the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the
Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.
8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof,
but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one
that is born of the Spirit.

Ephesians 4:22 That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old
man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;

Colossians 3:9 Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old
man with his deeds;

2 Corinthians 6:14 Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers:
for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what
communion hath light with darkness?

Ephesians 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against
principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this
world, against spiritual wickedness in high [places].

2 Timothy 4:7-8
7 I have fought a good fight, I have finished [my] course, I have kept the
faith:
8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the
Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only,
but unto all them also that love his appearing.

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Finished works of Christ

1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know any thing among you, save
Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

There is the always this argument amongst Christians mainly those who
believe in Once Saved Always Saved and others about the ‘Finished Works of
Christ’. I always put forth an argument to OSAS as to why did do we need to
have the following if we believe in the ‘Finished Works of Christ’?

1) Why do we need Holy Spirit baptism as a must to enter Heaven?
2) Why do we need transformation by the working of the Holy Spirit (being
born again / from above) if we are already saved?
3) Why did Jesus give us His Spirit as a ‘Helper’ if the job is already
done?
4) Why did Jesus give us a mission when He had already done the job?

Yesterday I gave the analogy of Christ being the person who opened the
locked door for us when there was no escape for us. Can I be free if I do
not walk through the door that Christ opened? Just knowing He opened the
door cannot make me a free person, I need to walk through it, and since
that task is not easy He gave us His Spirit as a helper. Understand there
will be many who know about the ‘freedom door’ (believe in Christ) yet will
perish for they did not walk through it (do the Will of the Father).

Christ came as man for a mission and His mission He did so He left the
screen so that His Spirit takes over and does the key job of helping is
walk the path of salvation that (the son of man) Jesus Christ made
available for us.

For God time is not a factor so what He has done is complete but for us who
dwell in the dimension of time need to complete our walk in Him. It is like
God has seen us on the victory stand and declared it even though we have
just started running the race. Can we stop running and claim victory? How
do we know we are not amongst those who knew about the open door yet did
not walk through it?

Let us run the race giving our best more important knowing we have already
own it. Let our legs not be feeble or we sit when we fall but get up and
continue the race putting all the strength receiving the victory already
declared.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty, Omnipresent God. You Lord know all things for time
is not a factor for You. Your Word Lord is complete for the task You have
sent it. Lord we pray we do not fall prey to vanity and not walk the way
You have made available for us. We pray we understand the importance of
your Spirit and the transformation we need within us, the baptism in the
Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Hebrews 4:3 For we who have believed do enter into that rest; even as he
hath said, As I sware in my wrath, They shall not enter into my rest:
although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

John 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is
finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up his spirit.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I
have kept the faith:

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How prophecy and foreknowledge works

John 13:26, 27 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when
I have dipped [it]. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave [it] to Judas
Iscariot, [the son] of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him.
Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

I love to watch Si-Fi movies because of the topics they address and almost
all the time they try to push hard hidden worldly doctrines which are
contrary to Biblical doctrines. Let us take the instance of time travel
which they first relate to gravity and then make us feel it is possible to
travel through time. Once they achieve this agenda of acceptable time
travel, they then start with the possibility of tampering events in the
past so as to erase and change the present or future. The concept of
predestinated salvation works around this worldly understanding.

If we look at Bible prophecies they give certain clues of an event or the
persons concerning the event. What one who interprets prophecies does is
fix the clues to the knowledge of things known to the person at that time
and if they fit then the person confirms the prophecy.

I take interest in Bible codes (every Hebrew alphabet has meaning and so
also its sequence in the Bible), it is a complex study for it gives great
details of prophecies; at times names, dates and even locations of who,
when and where; yet we find they are forewarning and unchangeable. We can
save ourselves from the impact of the prophecy but cannot change the
prophecy.

In today’s message we find Jesus with confidence confirming Judas as the
betrayer and when He did it Satan moves in to get Judas to do what was
prophesied the betrayer would do. The question asked is did Jesus or Satan
know Judas was the betrayer when Jesus selected him as one of the twelve?
The answer surprisingly is NO.

Jesus as man was 100% man so although He was/is God the Son yet He humbled
Himself, leaving His glory, taking on the form of man. As man He worked by
the power of the Holy Spirit (the Spirit of God - the Son) that is why He
said we would do what He did and even more when the situation arises since
He gave us His Spirit – Spirit of God. Jesus as man studied scripture and
got revelation as you and I do, only since He was perfect without sin He
spiritually became the max we can. It was for this reason He said He was
unaware of the end day / Judgment Day and only God knew even though He
spoke a lot of things concerning it. He was even aware a feast (Feast of
Trumpets) was celebrated in connection to Judgment day (His second coming)
yet He could not tell when it would really happen for the exact day is not
mentioned but its season is (approximate time) and this the Angel answered
Daniel in his vision on the command of Him (Daniel 12:5-9). Jesus compared
it to Noah who knew the flood would not come until he had finned his ark
since God had commanded it, thus worked on it relentlessly (almost 100-120
years).

With regards to Judas betraying Jesus, in the start Jesus only knew one of
His 12 chosen disciples would do so but did not know who would. Amongst the
12, Satan too was not aware who would so tried with Peter as well as Judas.
Jesus was sure about Judas being that person only when He started to notice
Judas taking on the role of the person prophesied (son of perdition/hell)
by his persistent robbing, lying and deceiving. It was for this reason when
Jesus verbally confirmed Judas was the one prophesied immediately Satan
entered him.

The story of life is written and we are given the choice to play the roles
of success or failure. God alone knows who will play what role and does not
influence the choice but does influence the success. That means we if we
make the choice God can help us do better and gain more.

The Hebrew Barak translated as ‘bless’ is also translated as ‘curse’ in the
book of Job for it simply means quickening that which is already given. We
can quicken the goodness of God by our faithfulness, repentance, abiding in
Him or can quicken the judgment / curses by doing the opposite. Choice is
ours.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Merciful God. Even though your mercy is abundant yet it
cannot be taken for granted. Lord we pray we understand we are answerable
for our thoughts, words and deeds. Although it is not our works that save
us but it is our choice and abiding in it that does enable You to save us.
You God want a freely willing heart...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 6:63-71

John 12:3-6
3 Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and
anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house
was filled with the odour of the ointment.
4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], which
should betray him,
5 Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the
poor?
6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a
thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.

John 13:1,10-11,21-31

Matthew 24:36-39
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of
heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall
also the coming of the Son of man be.

Daniel 12:5-9

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Being washed to be in Christ

John 13: 8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus
answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.

I at times get so angry at English translations for not doing justice to
scriptures, this has caused so much of misunderstanding amongst Christians.
But then the verse of Isaiah comes to mind where God says He shuts the eyes
of the people that they could not see and makes them deaf that could not
hear because their hearts are hard.

Over the years God is working on the hearts of His people and as their
hearts can take He reveals more of His Word and His Kingdom. He knows if He
reveals more than a heart can take, it will cause the destruction of that
soul, it is for this reason we normally see those who have gone through
great suffering and recovered are the ones who get more. One strong pots
hold precious things.

Today’s message talks of Jesus telling Peter if He did not wash His feet,
he would not have anything to do with Him. Jesus washing the feet of His
disciples at the Last Supper (Feast of Unleavened Bread) had nothing to do
with service or humility as preachers put.

Washing of hands and feet were essential before a person enters the
Tabernacle else God said the person would die (cut off from His people) if
he or she entered without washing. Hands symbolize work of man or his deeds
and feet represent his way of life. Washing of hands symbolize forgiveness
of sins one knows one has done and washing of feet symbolizes forgiveness
of sins which one is not aware one has done (guilt).

To wash one’s hands one needs to repent - turn away from one’s sinful way
and turn towards God. No one can forgive a person of his or her sins (even
God) unless one repents. Coming to guilt forgiveness or washing of feet
Christ made available the bread that we share at His table (guilt
sacrifice). Even a Man or Woman of God having authority in Him can pray and
forgive a person of his or her sins both hands (if he or she repents - we
have authority to bind or release on earth which will reflect in Heaven)
and also of guilt (Jesus commanded His disciples to wash each other’s feet).

Coming to washing of sins the Greek word for wash used in these scriptures
is not normal washing but one used for washing of wounds / dead bodies.
When God washes our sins it is not like cleaning a person of his or her
dirt but more of healing the person for which we need to die to our sins.
God is not interested more in what wrong you and I have already done but
more that we do not repeat those wrongs in the future. He wants us to
change and if we do not have change in us, we do not have anything to do
with Christ.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are an Awesome and Holy God who are Omnipresent. The Upper Heavens
are your dwell place even though there is no place one can hide from You,
for your glory is awesome there. Lord we pray we understand it is only when
we change we become a part of You. We pray we understand change in our sin
nature is what You desire when You forgive us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 13:14-17
14 And for them the words of Isaiah have come true, Though you give ear,
you will not get knowledge; and seeing, you will see, but the sense will
not be clear to you:
15 For the heart of this people has become fat and their ears are slow in
hearing and their eyes are shut; for fear that they might see with their
eyes and give hearing with their ears and become wise in their hearts and
be turned again to me, so that I might make them well.
16 But a blessing be on your eyes, because they see; and on your ears,
because they are open.
17 For truly, I say to you that prophets and upright men had a desire to
see the things which you see, and saw them not; and to have knowledge of
the words which have come to your ears, and they had it not.

Acts 22:16 And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash
away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.

Hebrews 10:22 Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of
faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies
washed with pure water.

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

Colossians 1:14 In whom we have redemption through his blood, [even] the
forgiveness of sins:

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Were we in God’s plan?

Romans 15:12 And again, Esaias saith, There shall be a root of Jesse, and
he that shall rise to reign over the Gentiles; in him shall the Gentiles
trust.

There is always this belief that Israelites are God’s people. The question
arises, and which was even on my mind when I was new in the Lord; were we
(non-Israelites) part of God’s plan?

If we look at the OT even though the children of Jacob (Israelites) were
the trigger yet always God had non-Israelites included in His plan of
salvation for mankind. Paul who was both Jewish (mother) as well Roman
(father) initially used his Jewish name Saul believing Jews alone were
God’s people but later as he understood scriptures he reverted to his
rightful Roman name Paul.

The OT is called a shadow for its understanding was hidden from man until
man received the Spirit of God – the Spirit of Truth who reveals the true
understanding of scriptures. Bible says Truth and Grace came through Jesus
Christ; even though the Law came through Moses it was not understood until
man received the Holy Spirit and were baptized in Him.

Let us get it in us, we non Israelites are not second class citizen of
Heaven. We are as rightful heirs to the Kingdom of God as any other man on
earth. In Abraham was the promise of the Savior made and Abraham was called
‘father of nations’ not ‘nation’. It was not the children of the flesh who
are considered rightful heirs of the promises made to Abraham but by faith
in Christ. So even though Bible story revolves around a race of people yet
they were just a shadow and God’s plan included every race of mankind.

[Prayer Starter]
Father God, You are an Awesome God. You are Righteous and Holy God. You
called us to become your Sons even before we were born in the womb of our
mothers. Lord I thank You for calling me to become heir of your Kingdom and
to enjoy eternal life in You...

This prayer I make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 11:10 And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall
stand for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek: and his
rest shall be glorious.

Genesis 17:4 As for me, behold, my covenant [is] with thee, and thou shalt
be a father of many nations.

Romans 4:16-18
16 Therefore [it is] of faith, that [it might be] by grace; to the end the
promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the
law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father
of us all,
17 (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before
him whom he believed, [even] God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth
those things which be not as though they were.
18 Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of
many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

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All spiritual things we do not take with us

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing [them] witness, both with signs and wonders,
and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Spirit, according to his
own will?

We all may have heard the great parting story of the King of Macedon who
became an Emperor ruling a large part of the world – Alexandra the Great.
He told his officers: “I will soon leave this world. I have three final
wishes. You need to carry out what I tell you.” His generals, in tears,
agreed. “My first wish is to have my physician bring my coffin home alone.
My second wish is scatter gold, silver, and gems from my treasure-house
along the path to the tomb when you ship my coffin to the grave. My final
wish it to put my hands outside the coffin.”

People surrounding him all were very curious, but only one dared to ask the
reason. Alexander’s most favored general kissed his hand and asked: “My
Majesty, We will follow your instruction. But can you tell us why you want
us to do it this way?” Alexander said: “I want everyone to understand the
three lessons I have learned. To let my physician carry my coffin alone is
to let people realize that a physician cannot really cure people’s illness.
Especially when they face death, the physicians are powerless. I hope
people will learn to treasure their lives. My second wish is to tell people
not to be like me in pursuing wealth. I spent my whole life pursuing
wealth, but I was wasting my time most of the time. My third wish to let
people understand that I came to this world in empty hands and I will leave
this world also in empty hands.”

We as Christians know when we depart from this world, all our worldly
riches and worldly things we leave behind. There are also other things
which are not materialistic which also we do not take with us once we
depart which sadly we are not told. Some amongst them is our relationships,
our knowledge, our skill and our spiritual gifting.

When we die we cease to be someone’s father, mother, brother, sister, son
or daughter. When we die our only relationship that exist is our
relationship with the Lord, be it good or bad.

All that we learn or know (the little we see of the truth) ceases the
moment our spirit leaves our body for our spiritual eyes open and we see
the spiritual world and truth clearly. Bible says even evil spirit know God
and tremble, so who God is not hidden even though they do not abide in Him.

Just yesterday I was pondering it out with the Lord and surprisingly today
I got to share it with others. I realized yesterday that all our spiritual
gifting is for this world. Even though they are spiritual yet we do not
take it with us. Our giftings along with our Callings are as long as our
spirit dwells in our body (Callings do not change), the moment we die
(natural death) our spiritual giftings and callings ceases. The only things
that continue with us after death is what we have done to our spirit being
and the Fruits of the Spirit in us. So how ever great a Prophet, Evangelist
or Teacher we are does not matter, what matters is what we have achieved
through it.

Let us understand the importance of the Fruits of the Spirit and thus
partner with the Holy Spirit to build them. Like we are not called to seek
the riches (more than necessary) of the world even though we need them to
survive similarly our spiritual giftings can destroy us if we do not use
them for the purpose they are given (serve the Body of Christ). It is
better to not have them then misuse them and cause our destruction.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Spirit and the Spirit world is the real world that is eternal.
Man who is filled with worldly knowledge does not have basic understanding
of the term spirit and thinks of ghosts which are mystical fictitious
characters. Lord we pray You open our eyes to the Spirit world and see
things clearly before it is too late...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 7:16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of
thorns, or figs of thistles?

Matthew 21:43 Therefore say I unto you, The kingdom of God shall be taken
from you, and given to a nation bringing forth the fruits thereof.

Revelation 18:14 And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed
from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from
thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.

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No understanding without the Holy Spirit

Matthew 17:9 And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them,
saying, Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from
the dead.

In today’s message we find Jesus refraining Peter, James and John from
sharing with others His transfiguration and of Him conversing with Moses
and Elijah. The question is why did Jesus charge them from not sharing
this, and if they did share what would have happened? Could the knowledge
of the transfiguration of Jesus harm them? It did not change Peter, James
and John since they continued to behave the same, Peter even denied Jesus
thrice after this.

The Spirit of God the Son is also referred to as Spirit of Truth. Truth is
a Fruit which along with Righteousness and Holiness is not listed in the
nine Fruits of the Spirit mentioned in Galatians because these 3 are gifts
unlike the nine which man has access to and can grow. Truth comes from the
Spirit, Righteousness from the Son and Holiness from the Father. We can
study scriptures and seek understanding but unless the Holy Spirit reveals
it, no person can truly understand it. It means what is revealed can be
shared from man to man but what is not revealed has to come from the Holy
Spirit. Till day everything is not revealed and will be revealed in its due
time, so no man can say he or she knows everything of the Word of God.

Jesus refrained His three disciples from sharing what they saw because
others would not understand until they all received His Spirit and were
baptized in the Spirit. They received the Holy Spirit after Jesus’
resurrection and breath into them His Spirit, but were baptized in the Holy
Spirit during Pentecost when they helplessly gathered together to know
future directions.

Today even though we are in a period where the Holy Spirit is given to the
Church we still live in an era where people do not get fresh revelation but
share that which has been revealed since years and years back.

Paul did not share greater depth of the Kingdom of God (meat) to the people
he was ministering because they did not have discernment (teeth) and thus
lived on spiritual milk. All his letters are spiritual milk since they were
written to these churches. The one church that has maturity (Berea) Paul
did not need to write to them to instruct them for the Holy Spirit was
doing that job.

Jesus as man knew He could not do what was needed thus left us with His
Spirit. We humans on the other hand think ourselves to be greater than
Jesus for we desire to be Pastors (Shepherds) of people forever not
directing or handing them over to the Lord (Holy Spirit - Spirit of the
Son) who is the true Shepherd and Teacher and Revealer of the Word. It is
for this reason we have churches filled with disciples of man and not
disciples of the Lord, we have spiritual babies still connected via
umbilical cords to their Pastors. People see anointed leaders operating in
the gifts of the Holy Spirit and think they are led by the Holy Spirit. If
leaders were truly led by the Holy Spirit then our churches would not have
been in the state they are.

It is time Pastors disconnect their umbilical cords from people in their
congregation and let people be led by the Holy Spirit. If God has said it
will be accomplished only via His Spirit then why are we trying to show God
wrong by doing it all by ourselves!

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and nothing is impossible to You. You Lord are
patient with man so that their corruption may be overcome by the working of
your Spirit. A part of You humbled, became man and paid the price to make
peace between You and man so that they could receive your Spirit and be
transformed. Lord we pray man understands your Church is built on the
working of the Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit [is] in all goodness [Holiness]
and righteousness and truth;)

John 20:21-22
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace [be] unto you: as [my] Father hath
sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on [them], and saith unto them,
Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

John 14:17 [Even] the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive,
because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he
dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

John 16:13 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he
shall hear, [that] shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

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Does God have enemies?

Mark 12:35,36 And Jesus answered and said, while he taught in the temple,
How say the scribes that Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said
by the Holy Ghost, The LORD said to my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,
till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

We have one set of Christians who make Satan a god (the very thing he
desires). They think Satan is king in Hell and also on earth (our
creation). We see illustrations of medieval period which shows Hell as a
place of fire and Satan (shown as a being with a human body, goat head and
a tail) commanding his goons (devils - shown as monsters) to torture the
souls in Hell. There are also illustration of Satan physically battling
(with swords and spears) with Jesus or with Archangel Michelle.

We have the other extreme lot who think Satan is a joke and can do nothing
if God has selected us then we do not need to fear Satan and we can do
anything we want including that which Satan desires and God forbids, yet we
will go to Heaven since we are ‘chosen’.

There was one Reformation Church member who took the cake and stated Satan
and devils (fallen angels) habitat in Upper Heaven where God is enthroned
(where His glory radiates from)! They talk to each other there! (All due to
his lack of understanding of Heavens [plural])

Today’s message talks of God the Father telling the Son to be seated on His
right hand (Righteous side) and He will make His enemies His footstool
(have victory over them).

Firstly the Son is God and is also Almighty, so does Almighty God (Son)
need help? Is not Satan a creation made by God the Son (all things are
created by Him, through Him and for Him)?

Let us get it into us the battle is not between Satan and God but between
Satan and man. God has already declared punishment to Satan and his goon at
their due period. What they lost in Heaven is now going to be inherited by
the transformed man, Satan knowing this does not want man to inherit what
he lost thus conspires to destroy man’s transformation. The battle is
between Satan and man and God has taken the side of man, therefore it is
written as Satan is the enemy of God.

Satan is already defeated, his judgment declared and in due time he will
receive it. What God desires is man should not perish in his battle over
evil which Satan has induced into man. It is this reason God the Son became
man to lead us through this battle.

God can do all things and nothing is beyond a spoken word (in human terms
snap of His fingers) but He desires man to crush the head of Satan and
rightfully earn his place in Heaven like a father desires his son to
partner with him in his business.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. For You Lord nothing is impossible and it does
not take any efforts to destroy those who rebel against You. Yet You Lord
are patient and tolerant towards them for You desire man to overcome evil
and understand the importance and value of goodness. You Lord, desire man
to grow in the Fruits of the Spirit so that he takes his inheritance in
Heaven with You becoming one with You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 3:14-15
14 And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this,
thou [art] cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field;
upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy
life:
15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed
and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

Genesis 1:1-3
1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness [was] upon the
face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

2 Corinthians 4:6 For God, who commanded the light to shine out of
darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge
of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon,
to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb [is] the
light thereof.

Romans 16:20 The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The
grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.

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;

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God’s people behaving otherwise

Acts 17:17 Therefore disputed he in the synagogue with the Jews, and with
the devout persons, and in the market daily with them that met with him.

The Jews along with Samarians were part of OT ‘Israel’ who were called
God’s people. The Jews accused the Samarians of not following the Lord
(follow Jewish rituals) so were headstrong against them. What is
interesting is that Jesus called the Jewish religious leaders as children
of Satan and not of Abraham. Later we find even the Gentiles who believed
in Christ were called children of God.

In today’s message we see Paul when to Athens which it is written ‘was into
idolatry’ so was disturbed. Paul was not disturbed by the Greek or others
doing idolatry but with the Jews there. It is written that Paul being
disturbed, daily went to the Jewish synagogue and debated with the Jews
there. Later we find Jewish philosophers of the Jewish sects Epicureans and
Stoicks, confront him and take him to a general public meeting for they did
not believe he spoke as a Jew. We know Paul preached from the OT and
expounded about Christ from it; showing these so called ‘learned Jews’ did
not know the Lord (have faith).

Paul confirmed in Galatians that those who have faith the same are children
of Abraham (have the promise of salvation). Israel is a prime example in
the argument of fate vs faith since they were called to be Lord’s people
but failed for they lacked faith.

Did God not give them the gift of faith?
He did, but they did not use it. We see they were under grace for a period
and when they lost faith and started backsliding they lost grace. In the OT
we see many who were not of the bloodline of Jacob were part of Israel
since they chose to follow the belief of the Israelites (Jews classify them
as sects).

Did God not know?
He did and even spoke about it (prophesized) through His Prophets.

Was God not able to factor their salvation?
He could, but yet did not, since He gave them the freedom to choose between
Him or the world, and time to time tested them.

We need to understand the Lord sits on the judgment throne on Judgment Day
not as God but as Son of Man. If He would sit as God then none would be
qualified to enter His Kingdom but as Son of Man the minimal requirement is
required of man to enter His Kingdom.

The Lord is telling us not to become like the Jews who said Lord, Lord but
rejected Christ and His teachings. Let us not follow the Word by letter but
by understanding and in Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are in control of everything yet we have the
freedom to think and have independent thoughts. You Lord do speak to people
(in their thoughts) but only to those who seek You or You know are yours.
It is by your testing we are confirmed to ourselves that we are yours. We
pray Lord we understand the freedom You have given us so that our failure
cannot be imputed unto You but since You help us when we choose You, our
victor is imputed to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth,
and it grieved him at his heart.

Exodus 32:14 And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto
his people.

Judges 2:18 And when the LORD raised them up judges, then the LORD was
with the judge, and delivered them out of the hand of their enemies all the
days of the judge: for it repented the LORD because of their groanings by
reason of them that oppressed them and vexed them.

Galatians 3:7 Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are
the children of Abraham.

Acts 17:16-21

Matthew 11:20-21
20 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works
were done, because they repented not:
21 Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty
works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would
have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.

John 5:27 And hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because
he is the Son of man.

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Do rituals purify?

John 11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a
commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew [it], that
they might take him.

Some days back in India we read about two women entering a Hindu temple
where women between the age group 10 to 50 are not allowed. They believe
their deity took an oath of celibacy, so any women between that
reproductive age group are considered unclean. Since these women entered
the sanctuary, the priest locked the temple and started the purification
ritual.

In today’s message we read about a set of Jews going to Jerusalem for
purification ritual before the Passover Week could come. Paul also got
himself into trouble when he under the persistence of others joins some
Jews for a purification ritual, got arrested and was taken to Rome to be
martyred.

We as Christians today may find incidents of other religions assuming but
amongst us, we also we have things like ‘Holy Water’ and ‘Anointing Oil
(blessed oil)’ which is people use to anoint or purify themselves. Due to
lack of understanding of scriptures like the Jews we create manmade rituals
in the name of the Lord. Today’s message shows these manmade rituals only
harden a person and make them worse like these people who sought to seek
the arrest of Jesus after their so called purification.

Washing in the Bible is a symbolism so as to understand purification. One
can have bath /wash and clean the natural body, purification is not of the
body but of the inner-man so no amount of natural ritual can do that. Jesus
washed the feet of His disciple as a symbolism but the real purification is
through what He did after the Last Supper.

We as Christians may think we do not have rituals but if we introspect our
lives, our routine prayers, our routine fastings and all the things that we
do not being spiritually led can become a ritual and cause us to harden our
spirit man.

A few days back I realized my so called ‘work for the Lord’s Kingdom’ had
become a ritual and a routine so much so that I was not communicating with
the Lord on a personal level regularly as I used to do before, so I took a
break to rejuvenate myself in Him.

We do not become Christians by our natural deeds but by our spiritual
actions. Our natural deeds are the manifestation of our spiritual deeds but
natural deeds can be hollow if we are not spiritually active.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God. You Lord alone are Holy that is why the host of
Heaven worship You by crying out Holy, Holy, Holy. Lord we pray we
understand we need to seek holiness, righteousness and truth even though
these are truly beyond man’s ability and are Fruits which are gifted by
You. It is only through the efforts we make spiritually that You gift the
same unto us. We pray You deliver us from the bondages of rituals...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 11:55-57
55 And the Jews’ passover was nigh at hand: and many went out of the
country up to Jerusalem before the passover, to purify themselves.
56 Then sought they for Jesus, and spake among themselves, as they stood
in the temple, What think ye, that he will not come to the feast?
57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment,
that, if any man knew where he were, he should shew [it], that they might
take him.

Acts 21:24,26 24:18

James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse [your]
hands, [ye] sinners; and purify [your] hearts, [ye] double minded.

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

1 John 3:3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself,
even as he is pure.

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By Fate or By Faith

Romans 9:19 Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who
hath resisted his will?

The one factor that is destroying most Christians is that they believe in
‘grace by fate’ more than ‘grace by faith’.

Fate or predestined is about making God a puppeteer and blaming Him for
everything. If we have victory it is because of Him and His grace but if we
fail then it was because He did not chose us to succeed.

Many must have heard about the ‘Gospel of Judas’ which was composed around
400AD when other heretic gospels like that of Thomas and Mary Magdalene
were also composed. In the Gospel of Judas we find Jesus conspires with
Judas so as to make Him a hero and to made Judas look bad. The Jesus of
that gospel requests Judas to ‘betray’ Him and become the villain. The
gospel simply tries to justify Judas.

Today we have people who worship Satan / Lucifer and they too have the same
argument that God conspired to make Lucifer look bad so that He could look
good. They argue that Lucifer is the opposite of what he is shown in the
Bible. Although they accuse the Bible of being false yet interestingly they
take their character ‘Lucifer’ from the Bible itself!

The word predestined or predestinated is wrongly taken from the Bible due
to mistranslation from Greek to English. The word predestined or
predestinated means ‘defined for’ or ‘destiny pre-decided’ but the Greek
translated is actually a compound word which are meaning ‘before’ and
‘defined’ so in English would simply mean ‘by default’. When we read
scriptures with the right translation we get the right interpretation of
the verse i.e.

Romans 8:28-30
28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love
God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did by default {predestinate} [to be]
conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among
many brethren.
30 Moreover whom he did by default {predestinate}, them he also called:
and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he
also glorified.

If we look at the Greek verb ‘proorizo’ translated as ‘predestined’ in this
verse, it is in the Aorist tense which means Was, Is and Will be (Past,
Present and Future together). So if we say it is fate then all things
should be perfect and there should not be any ‘IF’s. But we see almost all
promises in the Bible are conditional which means if we do not abide by
them then the promise does not apply or get fulfilled.

Let us take the most famous scripture John 3:16 which speaks of God’s love
for mankind that He sent His begotten (only) Son but that same verse is
conditional saying only those who believe in Him would not perish but have
everlasting life. The fact that the promise is based on our action shows
the argument of ‘salvation by fate’ as false. The scripture carries on to
use words like ‘might be saved’, ‘he that believe not is already condemned’
and ‘men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil’.
It shows man having the ability to choose his or her own fate. The concept
of ‘predestined salvation’ mocks the term repentance (does not mean ‘being
sorry’ but means ‘bringing correction’) the very foundation of baptism.

By default God made all mankind in the image of His Son but sin corrupted
this image and we became corrupt beings. God being all knowing had
initiated the sacrifice from the beginning so that those who repent and
walk the path of change will be transformed back into the image of His Son
(whose identity He knew and recorded in the Book of Life).

The Hebrew word for grace comes from the word mercy. Grace is all the mercy
required and is received only by exercising of faith. We need to remember
even those who do not believe yet receive mercy for all things exist due to
God’s mercy.

God being righteous, although He knows the result yet gives each and every
being an opportunity to change so that none can accuse Him for being
partial. He will never let His Name belittled.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy, True and Righteous God. You being Almighty and
All-knowing yet suffer mankind through numerous centuries so that each and
every one may have the opportunity to make his or her choice. You give
grace (sufficient grace) to those who believe (have faith) and yet show
mercy to all, even those who do not believe. Jesus said He is the Way not
the Escalator. We pray Father we understand we need to walk the Way with
the help of the Holy Spirit so that we be transformed from within and be
like your Son when we are resurrected on Judgment Day...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:16-19
16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that
whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that
the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is
condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only
begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and
men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

Acts 4:28 For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before
[proorizo] to be done.

John 17:7-8,12
7 Now they have known that all things whatsoever thou hast given me are of
thee.
8 For I have given unto them the words which thou gavest me; and they have
received [them], and have known surely that I came out from thee, and they
have believed that thou didst send me.
12 While I was with them, I kept them in thy name which thou hast given
me: and I guarded them, and not one of them perished, but the son of
perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled.

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The sad state in the Church

John 12:38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which
he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of
the Lord been revealed?

Today’s message was prophesied by Isaiah who live around 680BCE, this
prophecies (Isaiah 53:1) was applied during the time of Jesus when people
could not comprehend His teaching. The sad thing is that today also this
prophecy is applicable even after 2000years of Christ’s coming and more
over after the Holy Spirit has been given to the Church at Pentecost.

In Isaiah 53:1 the Hebrew word translated as arm refers to the shoulder
part of the arm. If one has studied Callings and its symbolism in the human
body or the design of the High Priest dress, one will understand shoulder
symbolizes the Calling of a Teacher.

In our Churches today we have Evangelist, Prophets, Apostles, Healers and
Administrators but there are not even a minuscule number of Teachers. It is
due to this lack of Teachers that we have things like Penance
(Catholicism), Prosperity Gospel (blessings mean prosperity/riches), One
Saved Always Saved (license to sin), people visiting Heaven and returning
(nullifying Judgment Day) or visiting Hell and returning (nullifying Jesus’
sacrifice) and other kind of ‘Christian’ teachings which destroy the
culpable.

It is very depressing to see potential good people as they grow famous not
only become victims of these corruptions instead become perpetrators of
these corruptions.

If we read today’s message it ends with Jesus crying (speaking with great
anguish) asking people to believe Him and the one who had sent Him. He was
saying this to His followers and not any other people, it also say many
among them mainly those in high power loved the praises of people therefore
failed Him.

In the past few days our messages have been about those who love worldly
glory more than Heavenly glory, those who love the pleasures of this world
more than pleasures of the Kingdom of God and those who love the riches of
this world more than riches of the Spirit world. Today the Lord is telling
us it is mainly due to lack of true Bible Teachers.

Let us cry out that Lord gives us Teachers who will teach us the Word of
God according to His heart and not ours. Let us not seek entertainment or
worldly pleasures from God’s Word but correction and transformation of our
inner-man. He has promised by the mouth of Jeremiah that if we repent He
will surely give us good Teachers who will bless us with true knowledge and
understanding.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Awesome God. You are Spirit and your world is unlike our
world. Our world is temporary while your world is permanent. Lord we pray
we remove the blindfolds that cover our eyes and open our eyes to the truth
of your Word. We pray the deception be removed and your people be
transformed in spirit so that your glory shine in this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 12:35-45
35 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you.
Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that
walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
36 While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children
of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from
them.
37 But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed
not on him:
38 That the saying of Esaias the prophet might be fulfilled, which he
spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the
Lord been revealed?
39 Therefore they could not believe, because that Esaias said again,
40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should
not see with [their] eyes, nor understand with [their] heart, and be
converted, and I should heal them.
41 These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.
42 Nevertheless among the chief rulers also many believed on him; but
because of the Pharisees they did not confess [him], lest they should be
put out of the synagogue:
43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
44 Jesus cried and said, He that believeth on me, believeth not on me, but
on him that sent me.
45 And he that seeth me seeth him that sent me.

Jeremiah 3:14-15
14 Return, O backsliding children, saith Jehovah; for I am a husband unto
you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will
bring you to Zion:
15 and I will give you shepherds according to my heart, who shall feed you
with knowledge and understanding.

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Weaker Vessel!

1 Peter 3:7 Likewise, ye husbands, dwell with [them] according to
knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as
being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not
hindered.

Today’s message is one scripture which most wise preachers will try to
avoid preaching on. In our Church we were studying on 1 Peter and when this
scripture came up the preacher most cleverly passed it with a joke.

If taken on a serious note this scripture is a very complex spiritual
understanding and has to do with why God created man and woman even though
in spirit both are identically same (same gender). God created the natural
gender difference for the institute of marriage and the institute of
marriage is to do with understanding man’s relationship with God. It is for
this reason Paul said man represents Christ and woman the Church. If God
has created woman naturally different from man just for the institute of
marriage then imagine the importance of the institute of marriage.

In marriage the husband is not greater than the wife nor is the wife the
exploited victim. In really both husband and wife are equal partners but
only because of the role they play we see a difference between them. This
difference is only spiritually that is if both are in Christ that means if
one of them is not in Christ then the equation changes.

We as Christians are called to understand marriage as a spiritual bonding
since we play a spiritual role. The purpose of marriage is family like the
purpose of a Church is the bring souls to Christ (salvation). Like I
mentioned before the Greek word for Church ‘ekklesia’ is a compound word
meaning going out on a mission (mission of saving souls). In other words
Church is a training center to send people out on missions and form other
Churches and if it is not doing that then it is called a club,
entertainment center etc. similarly like a marriage that does not seek to
form a family becomes a worldly contract.

Even though we may have bases like adultery for separation in marriage yet
the person is not allowed to marry again unless the other partner is not
dead, so we can understand the seriousness of keeping the relationship in
marriage.

A man who plays the role of Christ in marriage needs to serve the marriage
and he as a human will have his prayers answered, if he does not then it is
the same case of we not forgiving so we are not forgiven.

We may think Bible is pro man and gender biased. Yes Bible is gender biased
because God is pro woman (Church) as misunderstood i.e. a woman is
considered ‘unclean’ (word means unfit) and not allowed to do work during
her periods so that she gets rest. The Jews and Muslims misunderstood the
word and created the problem for women during her periods. Another example
if the woman is caught in adultery the Lord was to decide if the woman is
guilty before she is stoned to death, but for man this protection does not
exist (stoning symbolizes spiritual death and stone symbolizing untruth
while rock/cliff symbolizes truth).

Let men get this into them, God is possessive of His Church so much so He
sacrificed His Son to save her, now if the wife is playing the role of the
Church then it would be foolishness to not love and care for her, that also
does not mean be foolish like Adam who forsook God and sinned since he
loved his wife more than God’s instruction. Understand true love builds and
edifies.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. In the Bible You are referred to as Husband and
the Church your Bride. You initiated this by calling Abraham your love
(mistranslated as friend). Lord You humbled yourself, became man and made a
great sacrifice just for your love your bride. We pray Lord You give wisdom
to your people to understand the importance of marriage and the role we
play in this institution that is a shadow of our marriage with You in
Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:26-27
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.
27 So God created man in his [own] image, in the image of God created he
him; male and female created he them {male plural}.

Ephesians 5:23,33
23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of
the church: and he is the saviour of the body.
33 Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even
as himself; and the wife [see] that she reverence [her] husband.

Proverbs 31:10-31

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