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Post  Admin on Wed 08 Aug 2018, 4:20 pm

Servants submit to your master, even those who are harsh!

1 Peter 2:18,19 Servants, be subject to your masters with all fear; not
only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward. For this is
thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering
wrongfully.

Once I was preaching at a Church and as I was preaching the Lord was
opening up verses and words from the Bible which shocked me; I was
preaching to myself since the congregation did not get head nor tail of
what I was speaking. The congregation was ‘lukewarm’ (all the front rows
were empty while the last rows were full, the people were there to fulfil
their duty) and the Lord was not speaking to them but to me who had gone
there to speak to them! This preaching was a turning point of my
understanding of the Bible and a grave misconception we have of the Bible,
it was to do with slavery.

People have a misunderstanding that the Lord supported slavery and
commanded the Israelites to take the enemy or those who failed to pay a
loan as slaves. Slave is a person who does not have any rights or
privileges, he or she is owned by his or her master. When I studied every
slave / servant word in Hebrew or Greek (OT and NT) connected to the
Israelites / Christians or of God instructing them, I found only two words
that actually meant slaves and these were in the book of Revelation and
that too used for carnal slavery where a person has sold oneself to one’s
evil desires.

Words translated as slave or servant have different meanings and specify
what kind of servant. Take for instance today’s message, it very
specifically uses the Greek word ‘oiketes’ which specifies those servants
who dwell in the house of the master. Preachers use this verse to advice
those working in an office to bear the atrocities of their bosses but that
is not what this scripture means. This verse talks of those who are in
contract labor / under a bond or those who have taken money in advance from
their bosses /masters against promised service, these people are advised to
honor their commitments even in harsh situations.

Concerning to Israelites / Jews, people were not sold but their services
were. A Jew was not allowed to keep a servant (even those taken as hostage
in a war) more than 7 years and were under obligation to release the same
every 7th Jewish calendar year after paying them well. Even if the person
returned on his or her free will, the person was taken back, not considered
as a servant but an extended member of the family, having privileges.

As Christians we are called to pray for our enemy but that does not mean we
are called to bear discrimination or wrongdoings in silence. Jesus did not
speak a word during the events leading to His crucifixion for He knew it
was prophesied and was the will of the Father, but otherwise when people
spoke against Him He did revert back to them, but with intentions not to
harm them, but either to justify His stand or to enlighten them to the
truth.

We as Christians are not called to be silent recipients of evil; we are
called to give a violent response not in the natural but in the spiritual
way; in the natural we are called to be gentle / civil. Our purpose,
primarily should be to save the enemy from the actual harm they are doing
to themself by the evil they are doing towards us. We should always
remember that the Father protects us and vengeance is the Lord’s, so we
should save them from the Father’s wrath.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Omnipresent and Omnipotent God. You know all, see all and
nothing is impossible for You. Lord we pray we acknowledge You as a Living
God present in and in control of every situation. Help us to know how and
when to respond. We pray we understand it may be one of your lost sheep who
is behaving like a wolf like in that case of Paul Saul. We pray we
understand all things come from the spiritual and manifest in that
natural...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 5:43-48
43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour,
and hate thine enemy.
44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do
good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you,
and persecute you;
45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he
maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the
just and on the unjust.
46 For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even
the publicans the same?
47 And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do
not even the publicans so?
48 Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is
perfect.

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and
scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any
means hurt you.

Romans 12:17-21
17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight
of all men.
18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men..
19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto
wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him
drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

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Not just Heirs but Joint-Heirs

Romans 8:17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with
Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified
together.

We still have to get into us the understanding of marriage and since we
have not understood it we do not have an understanding of our Heavenly
marriage to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Marriage is a Christian sacrament, what other religions have is a contract
where each party makes a commitment to fulfil certain tasks.

In the Bible God initiated marriage so that we understand our relationship
with Him, man could have just reproduced like animals do and also had a
loving, responsible and committed relationship like many animals do (some
have only one partner their whole life and few of them grieve and die when
their partner dies).

Today’s message talks of children and thus heirs; the previous verse says
unless the Spirit witnesses us as His children we do not become children of
God. People think since all are created by God thus all are His children.
This is not true. Satan too is God’s creation but is an adversary to His
people (not to God - put to God’s plans which involves His people).

We becoming children of God and heirs, does not guaranty us actually
inheriting His Kingdom. A child is an heir but a child cannot inherit, the
child needs to grow up and mature to become a legal heir. Since we are
speaking here of a spiritual Kingdom thus we are required to grow / mature
spiritually.

If we read v19 it says the world awaits the revelation of Sons of God and
this verse has profound depth. If only we understand it we will know why we
are called to reach out to the lost and build others in Christ. We will
realize we are not doing others a favor but to ourselves, it is all about
team work across generations with a captain named Lord Jesus Christ who
leads us.

Many people boast of their spiritual maturity, they will be humbled when
they realize God requires we (whole mankind) produce only 2 persons of
spiritual maturity that is acceptable to the Lord to be considered as Sons
[who know the Truth]. Once we achieve this task we will almost immediately
see Christ coming again in His glory with His Saints/ Angels.

Since Satan used deception against Adam and Eve and succeeded, Lord could
not intervene, but since deception does not work with the two whom we
produce and Satan uses his power, the Lord Jesus Christ comes as man (Ishi
not Adam) with His Saints/ Angels in His glory and causes Satan (dragon and
the beast) and their angels to surrender to fulfil the prophesy of man
(mankind) crushing the head of the serpent (deception/deceiver).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Nothing is impossible for You yet You Lord use
insignificant man for the expansion of your Kingdom. Lord we pray we
understand the purpose of marriage and thus understand why we need to work
as a body building each other in You, may we understand it is a matter of
our eternal life and death if we do not do it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 8:15-19
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye
have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the
children of God:
17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ;
if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to
be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

1 Corinthians 15:51-57
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
55 O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord
Jesus Christ.

Revelation 11:3-12

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Killing the Faith

Galatians 4:10,11 Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am
afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.

Yesterday I had a person who was very close to me and my family, she was my
neighbor but since 15 years had moved to the US. She had not known I had
left the Catholic Church and when she came to know she was just shocked.
She being from a Hindu background but learnt in a Catholic convent was
asking me about all the Catholic rituals if I followed them. She was so
shocked that I did not celebrate any of the Catholic rituals or feasts.
Only thing she stopped from asking me was, if I did anything (in sense of
rituals) as a ‘Protestant’ Christian?

People do not understand God hates rituals for they kill the faith. Paul
wrote not only against doing pagan ritual but wrote also to the former Jews
of Galatia who were now Christian and yet continued celebrating Jewish
feasts.

One may think Jews follow the OT so are following God’s instructions; that
is our assumption. Like the Catholic Church bought in Christ-Mass, Easter
and other festivals and made them Christian festivals similarly Jews
imported pagan beliefs or refashioned godly instructions into something
ungodly i.e. God told them to wash their hands and feet before entering the
Tabernacle, this was symbolic to getting oneself forgiven before coming
before the Lord to pray or worship Him (Jesus washing their feet before
sharing the last supper was symbolizing this); but they made washing a
religious tradition even for eating, and made precious vessels of silver
and gold embedded with gems for this ritual. Looking at what they did Jesus
and His disciples even stopped using those vessels to wash their hands
before eating. Leave alone washing of hands and feet they even went to the
extent of importing the pagan belief of holy dip in a river for spiritual
cleansing and healing of the body (Mikvah Tevilah). If we understand this
we will understand the incident of the sick man waiting for many years to
take a dip at an auspicious time in the lake to be healed.

Let us understand ritual may seem harmless and at times a means to reach
out to the people of other beliefs. When Paul said I was Jew for the Jews,
Roman to the Romans had nothing to do with taking part in their rituals but
was about sharing his testimony as a Jew and as a Roman.

We are not called to build bridges between worldly customs so as to bring
the people to the Lord. God did not tell the Israelites to put boulders in
the Red Sea to make a bridge for them to cross, He parted it.

Let us not kill our faith by ritual but do all things with understanding.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Awesome God. You Lord require us to worship You in Spirit and
Truth. You God do not desire blind believers and hate blind faith. You
desire we be filled with wisdom and understanding so do all things with
understand. Lord we pray You fill us with wisdom, knowledge and
understanding so that we discern all things and not do them blindly...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 30:20 When they go into the tabernacle of the congregation, they
shall wash with water, that they die not; or when they come near to the
altar to minister, to burn offering made by fire unto the LORD:

Exodus 30:21 So they shall wash their hands and their feet, that they die
not: and it shall be a statute for ever to them, even to him and to his
seed throughout their generations.

Matthew 15:2-3
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they
wash not their hands when they eat bread.
3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the
commandment of God by your tradition?

John 5:2-9

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

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Post  Admin on Sun 05 Aug 2018, 2:39 pm

Wandering stars reserved for darkness

Jude 1:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering
stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

Yesterday I gave the birth and death of stars as an example of how we can
lose our salvation even after believing and not being renewed in spirit.
Interesting today the Lord gave us this verse on stars ‘reserved for the
blackness of darkness for ever’. The words ‘blackness of darkness’ is used
from classical Greek and mean ‘the darkest parts of underground world’.
People assume only the fallen angels will be punished in a place Bible
calls as ‘made for them’.

The Angels are symbolically represented as star/hosts of the Heavens. When
Satan deceived some the Angels before our creation it is written the dragon
by his tail bought down one third of the stars. Bible says all those who
believe in Jesus Christ are descendants of Abraham by faith. The Lord asked
Abraham to count the stars to confirm the number of persons that will be
his descendants. Jesus said after resurrection we would be like the Angels.
In Zechariah 13:9 we read the Lord will bring one third through fire and
refine them as precious mental and it is these one third who will inherit
His Kingdom.

Note Abraham was called to be father of NATIONS and NOT A NATION so from
the beginning it never was about only the Israelites being the ‘promised
people’.

If we understand the above we will realize how narrow the gates of Heaven
are. We cannot take the Kingdom of God for granted nor His grace for
granted. The grace is given for a purpose and we foolishly thing grace is a
blanket permission to do anything and yet be justified.

A brother posted in a group the greatest deception is Hell is not revealed
to man. In fact in many religion Hell is mentioned but in a distorted
manner. Greater than Hell deception is Lake of Fire / Sulphur which is
totally hidden. People confuse Lake of Fire with Hell and think it is the
same. Today’s message calls it the darkness of the dark world. Hell would
be a resort compared to what Lake of Fire is. Hell is meant for those who
do not believe and Lake of Fire for those who believe and yet reject.

In the parable of the father sending an invitation for his son’s marriage
Jesus said those who did not attend and rejected the son were killed but
those who came but was not appropriately dressed were gravely punished.

When I use the spiritual cane I tell people it is better to reject Christ
and suffer one’s sins than to believe in Him and not follow Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Holy God. The Heavens are a holy place and You Father desire
we dwell in Heaven and enjoy eternal life with You. You invited us and now
that we have accepted that invite help us to eb spiritually dressed
appropriately for this Heavenly wedding where we are the Bride. Lord we
pray we do not suffer the Lake of Fire in our lust for the things of this
world, lust of sight and of the mind...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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.

Genesis 15:5-6
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So
shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

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

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 12:9 And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent,
called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast
out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make
war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and
have the testimony of Jesus Christ.

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

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 22:2-14

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Words of exhortation

Acts 13:15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of
the synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any
word of exhortation for the people, say on.

During Sunday services most churches have a few minutes for testimonies and
words of exhortation. We see during this period all that people speak about
is good things that has happened to them but we will not see anyone
speaking words of correction.

In today’s message we see when Paul attended a synagogue in Antioch which
had both Jews and Gentiles attending and when the session was open for
words of exhortation Paul stood up and started with a good note but later
spoke words of correction and we see the Jews to whom the words were spoken
to did not receive it but the Gentile were blessed with it. They did not
only like it but asked if more could be disclosed to them the next Sabbath
and it so happens they got almost the whole town to attend. Looking at the
great response of the Gentile the Jews were filled with fury. What we read
at the end v46 is of importance something which even Jesus said to the
Jews. Because of the promise given to their ancestors the Jews were given
the first preference to receive eternal salvation and because of their
hardened heart they rejected the Word and eternal salvation thus the
invitation went to the Gentiles.

Yesterday I mentioned the ultimate plan of our salvation is that we become
part of the Heavenly Temple – Spiritual Jerusalem – City of Peace. One
thing we should underline and tell ourselves every day. Invitation to
Heaven is limited and if God has revealed Himself to us we are amongst the
few fortunate ones who are invited. This invitation is not a guaranty we
will be there, we need to hold on to that invite and be spiritually dressed
to enter the Gates of Heaven. If we reject the invitation or do not abide
with it then someone else would take our place. Let us not be like the
Jews; they knew they were the fortunate ones who had the invitation but due
to the hardness of their heart they lost the invitation and that invitation
went out to the Gentiles.

God told Abraham to count the stars to get an account of his generation
with whom God made a covenant. If we study astronomy, about stars and the
universal forces we find stars die and new ones are added, yet universal
forces like gravity is well balanced and if over tipped even a little the
whole universe can consume itself into a galactic black hole.

Let us not just speak words of exhortation but also speak words of
correction which helps build the Church and spiritually gets the people
dressed to enter the Gates of Heaven. Let us every day remember we are
amongst the few blessed ones to hold an invitation to Heaven and let us
continue to hold on to it. A part of the requirement to hold on to it we
are called to distribute invitations unto others so that we all enter as
soon as possible.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Merciful God. You Lord in your mercies gave us
the invitation to Heaven. You Lord have given us the opportunity to eternal
life. We pray Lord we hold to this invitation till the day we sleep in You
so that we do be counted amongst those who are part of the Heavenly City of
Peace.

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 13:14-46
14 But when they departed from Perga, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and
went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and sat down.
15 And after the reading of the law and the prophets the rulers of the
synagogue sent unto them, saying, Ye men and brethren, if ye have any word
of exhortation for the people, say on.
16 Then Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, Men of Israel,
and ye that fear God, give audience.
17 The God of this people of Israel chose our fathers, and exalted the
people when they dwelt as strangers in the land of Egypt, and with an high
arm brought he them out of it.
18 And about the time of forty years suffered he their manners in the
wilderness.
37 But he, whom God raised again, saw no corruption.
38 Be it known unto you therefore, men and brethren, that through this man
is preached unto you the forgiveness of sins:
39 And by him all that believe are justified from all things, from which
ye could not be justified by the law of Moses.
42 And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought
that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath.
43 Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious
proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded
them to continue in the grace of God.
44 And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear
the word of God.
45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with envy, and
spake against those things which were spoken by Paul, contradicting and
blaspheming.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas waxed bold, and said, It was necessary that the
word of God should first have been spoken to you: but seeing ye put it from
you, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, lo, we turn to the
Gentiles.

Genesis 15:4-6
4 And, behold, the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, This shall not
be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall
be thine heir.
5 And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and
tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So
shall thy seed be.
6 And he believed in the LORD; and he counted it to him for righteousness.

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Fear and Glory

Acts 5:11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as
heard these things.

Everyone likes to experience God with good things and things that bless a
person in worldly ways but as we read in today’s message in calamities we
see more awe of God is experienced by people. When there are situations of
grief or even situation of helplessness due to natural calamities beyond
man’s control, we see man bows his knees to God.

Many years back as the Lord was teaching me on prayer I experienced how a
great natural calamity could cause people to bow their knees to God but
then I was shown I did not gain anything by praying for it, for people
turned back to their old ways very soon.

If the stick could have changed man then it would have been very easy God
would have punished man tremendously and got the work done. We see this did
not work with the Israelites who experienced the wrath of God many a times.
God knows that man being a suborn being calamities and punishments cause
temporary change in him, the only way is to overcome the evil in him with
good.

We read fear of God is the start to wisdom. The greatest fear is not
experiencing the power or might of God but of being separated from God.
Jesus cried in the Garden of Gethsemane not because He was to experience
physical pain and physical suffering, this He was aware of long before
since it was already written in the book of Psalms and in Isaiah. He cried
for He came near to a time where He was going to be separated from the
Father (be far from Him) since He was going to be forsaken.

Calamities and difficult situations do make us think of God but true change
comes when we the love of God and experience His forgiveness, this is what
Jesus manifested to us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. The Bible calls You ‘Love’ even though in Heaven
the heavenly being call You ‘Holy’. Man can only experience You through
your love and forgiveness. Lord we pray we portray You as what Jesus did.
Let us show love and forgiveness so that we become instruments of change...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 5:9-13

Ro 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet
sinners, Christ died for us.

Ro 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to
separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 2:2-7

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Ignorance and faithlessness

Acts 12:15 And they said unto her, Thou art mad. But she constantly
affirmed that it was even so. Then said they, It is his angel.

We see the people were gathered at Mark’s mother’s place to pray for the
release of Peter. But when Peter did get released and knocked at the door
we see the people could not believe it was Peter. These very people who
were praying did not believe they prayer would be answered.

When we gather to pray our prayers need not be long filled with many
scriptures but needs to be full of faith. It is good to pray based on a
scripture but it is more important to hold on to the promise of that
scripture and declare it into the situation. God does not need to be
reminded of His Word, He is no man to forget, we quote scriptures to remind
ourselves so that we believe in them and receive.

Another reason of faithlessness is ignorance of the truth. The people who
were praying for the release of Peter thought Peter had died and his spirit
was knocking at the door. People who die sleep in the Lord and do not
communicate with man for God has forbidden it. Jesus did after His
resurrection because He was perfect in every way, we (the sheep) on the
other hand will become perfect on Judgment Day and thus will enter Heaven
as His bride.

When we are confused in our understanding our faith becomes weak. It is
proper understanding of a scripture along with doubtless faith that causes
us to move mountains. When Jesus mentioned mustard seed He did so not
because it is the smallest seed (orchid seed are the smallest seeds) but
did because it has a unique feature of having no air pocket inside it. Air
symbolizes doubt and Satan is called the prince of the air (doubt), so when
we doubt we let Satan work in us.

Let us experience the power of God by having a clear understanding of
scriptures and praying without doubt. It is not about how many scriptures
we know but how strongly we know even one scripture. Let us allowed God and
not Satan to work in us, so let is fill ourselves with a strong faith that
turns into authority.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God understand only one language of faith.
Lord we pray we become like Jesus a man of authority as man of perfect
faith. Lord we pray we learn to believe and receive even before it comes to
manifestation. Your Word says believe and receive. Lord we pray our prayers
we according to your will so that every pray comes to pass...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mr 11:22-24
22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.
23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain,
Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his
heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to
pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray,
believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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

Mt 21:21 Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye
have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the
fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and
be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.

Mt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I
say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say
unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and
nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Dated 27 July 2018
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Power to Resurrect

Philippians 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection,
and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable [made of the
same form] unto his death;

Sometimes one gets angry why translations try to kill the message and the
depth of the scripture by using words which are improper and misleading.
But when we read scriptures we understand that it is as per the plan of God
that man [in general] knows and comes to the knowledge of the truth
gradually.

We may wonder why God is hiding things from man.
God is not hiding but also not revealing because the heart of man is not
right and God has to work in man so that the truth does not destroy him,
that he may know Him better and still be alive and that is what today’
message talks of.

Today’s message talks of the power and importance of Jesus’ resurrection.
There are things we need to keep in mind before we try to understand this
scripture.

Man is a spirit being dwelling in a natural body in this natural world so
when a person dies his or her spirit leaves the body and moves to the
realms below. If the person is in (believes in) the Lord than the spirit
sleeps in a lower realm called Grave (this is not our cemetery). Those who
do not believe go to the lowest realm called Hell which is a prison. In
Hell the spirit lives its life term (which is in thousands of years) till
it ceases to exist (this is second and actual death). Hell is not
controlled by Satan (the king of Tyrus - Ezekiel 28) for he himself is bond
there and will be released on the due hour. God does not punish those who
do not believe, they punish themselves for they suffer their sins until
their last.

If a spirit does not die then what is resurrection?

Resurrection does not mean coming back to life, the word simply means ‘to
rise’. The term resurrection in the Bible does not mean to stand from a
sitting position or from a sleeping position but refers to moving from the
lower realm to a higher realm. Jesus died and went to Hell for our sins
were on Him, but since no sin was found in Him He did not suffer in Hell
nor was able to be kept there; that is why He resurrected from Hell and
returned to the realm we exist in. The power that enabled Jesus to
resurrect (Resurrection Power) did not work after His death but while He
was alive for if He had not being without blemish as man (He was born
without blemish and kept Himself free of sin) He would have not resurrected..

We on the other hand are corrupt being, born out of corruption and corrupt
ourselves by our own sins. Being forgiven does not restoration of
corruption. Like a rusted iron, forgiveness is like removing the rust, but
the iron has lost a part of itself and that needs to be restored.
Corruption can be restored in us by only the growing of the Fruits of the
Spirit (being Born from Above).

No corrupt being (lacking any Fruit of the Spirit) can enter the Kingdom of
God (Heaven - Upper 3 levels of Heaven). By our baptism in Christ we are
saved from Hell and by our baptism in the Holy Spirit we grow the Fruits of
the Spirit.

None of us are perfect even when we die since we as human beings may have
the 9 Fruits mentioned in Galatians but the 3 mentioned in Ephesians -
Truth, Righteous and Holiness are Fruits we receive as gifts from the Holy
Spirit, Son and Father respectively. Holy Spirit gifts us the Fruit of
Truth when we are baptized in Him, which we grow in trough our baptism. It
is on Judgment Day that we (sheep) receive the Fruit of Righteousness from
the Son. These two Fruits are the Fruits Adam and Eve lost, which caused
their exile from Paradise. It is only when we enter Heaven we along with
the Angel as one body will receive the Fruit of Holiness (that is why they
are partakers of our salvation) and thus will enable us (both) to dwell in
the presence of the Father.

Let us understand why the Lord Jesus Christ became human, to die as a human
and why His resurrection is so important for us. Let us not be fooled that
the resurrection power will work after we die, but let us let it work in us
while we are alive, so that it manifests it results after we die.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You Lord alone are Perfect and
there is none like You. Even Jesus Christ who is a part of You that became
man as man said none is perfect other than You. Lord we may understand your
Resurrection Power and allow it to work in us while we are alive so that we
are counted among those who ascend to Heaven after Judgment Day...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Philippians 3:10-12
10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the
fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
11 If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.
12 Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect: but
I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which also I am
apprehended of Christ Jesus.

1Co 15:50-54
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all
be changed,
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the
trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we
shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put
on immortality.
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this
mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the
saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

Galatians 5:22-23
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering,
gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Ephesians 5:9 (For the fruit of the Spirit is in all goodness and
righteousness and truth;)

Re 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river,
was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded
her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of
the nations.

Dated 28 July 2018
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Blinded by lack of knowledge

Acts 23:21 But do not thou yield unto them: for there lie in wait for him
of them more than forty men, which have bound themselves with an oath, that
they will neither eat nor drink till they have killed him: and now are they
ready, looking for a promise from thee.

If we were not knowing Christ and were a Jew then we would have possibly
related to these forty men who formed something like a ‘holy league’ to
take down the ‘evil Paul’.

Those who oppose the Kingdom of God do not necessarily think they are
doing evil but think they are doing the right thing. It is their lack of
understanding that blinds them and causes them to do evil.

What the Lord is telling us today, we could be like those people who have a
passion for God but since our hearts are not right we do not know the
truth, the distorted truth which we know we take it as ultimate truth and
then attack people as righteous people.

When I debate with ‘Christians’ who claim to know theology I find they
quote people more than scriptures. One bro stated “we follow many
‘disciples’ of Jesus but fail to follow Jesus”, this is one of the reasons
we land up with distorted truths or small stones instead of the Rock.

It is time we learn to be ‘Sola Scriptura’ a foundational cause which
started the Reformation Movement. We came out of the Catholic Church due to
some false doctrines but we still carry many from them. In the process of
time in many places we added our own by jumping to the opposite side of the
road like Catholics believe in penance so we came up with OSAS (Once Saved
Always Saved) based on Hyper Grace, we also added Prosperity Gospel amongst
other things.

Let us not twist scriptures according to our liking but follow it in spirit
and truth.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Merciful God, but your mercy can not be taken for granted.
Your grace is only available for those who possess faith. Lord we pray we
understand if we lack faith, harden our hearts we can lose being in your
grace. Lord we pray we do not take your grace for granted. We pray we
humble ourselves and surrender to your Word and your Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Timothy 1:3-10
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say,
nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;
9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the
lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and
profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,
10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for
menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other
thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

Hebrews 10:26-27
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the
truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation,
which shall devour the adversaries.

Dated 30 July 2018
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Troubles will come

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

Prosperity Gospel preachers will preach of the goodness of God, the
abundance of His Kingdom but sadly their eyes are focused on the worldly
kingdom and not God’s Heavenly Kingdom.

If we look at the lives of the disciples of Jesus, we do not see any one of
them living a life of worldly prosperity. They were people who gave up
everything and focused on doing the Lord’s work. Prosperity Gospel
Preachers will tell you they were different and not ordinary people, they
were called to do that.

If we look at one of the most forefront person amongst them that is Paul,
he was actually an ordinary citizen who worked [did business of making and
selling tents] to meet his own needs and at the same time he dedicated his
life for the Lord’s Kingdom. The Lord met all his personal needs and also
gave him more, but this more he did not keep for himself but paid for the
travel and boarding needs of his colleagues.

Today’ message’s latter part says ‘whosoever believeth on him shall not be
ashamed’, it does not take away the existence of problems.

No house can be renovated without being torn down unless the house is
already close to the final plan. Our inner-man is on what the Holy Spirit
and the Word of God works on. The problems we go through depends on the
condition of our hearts. The problems we go through are not punishments but
the molding that God put us through.

Sometimes we may go through situation not for ourselves but as a testimony
for those whom the Lord gives unto us. That does not mean more trouble the
better we are, for the scripture says even through all of the problems, God
will never put you to shame.

In simple words if you are a Christian and having a very peaceful life and
not facing any challenge then there is something seriously wrong. It is
time to find help and know what you are doing wrong.

When Jesus preached He said ‘when tribulation and persecution comes’. So
people who preach Prosperity Gospel preach a Gospel contrary to that of the
Bible and put people in a delusion of entering the Kingdom of God (Heaven).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Mighty and Awesome God. You Lord do not desire praise or
sacrifice but desire a pure heart. You Lord work in man to set him right so
that he is made worthy to enter your Kingdom. Lord we pray we understand
the purpose and set our eyes on your Kingdom when You are working in us. We
pray your grace keeps us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mt 13:21 Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when
tribulation or persecution ariseth because of the word, by and by he is
offended.

Romans 8:35-37
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or
distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are
accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that
loved us.

Galatians 5:10-13
10 I have confidence in you through the Lord, that ye will be none
otherwise minded: but he that troubleth you shall bear his judgment,
whosoever he be.
11 And I, brethren, if I yet preach circumcision, why do I yet suffer
persecution? then is the offence of the cross ceased.
12 I would they were even cut off which trouble you.
13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty
for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Dated 29 July 2018
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We do or do not, the job is going to get done

Romans 14:11, 12 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee
shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God. So then every one
of us shall give account of himself to God.

When people work for the Lord’s Kingdom they normally feel they are doing
God a favor and God is in depth to them for what they are doing, so when
they pray they remind God about the work they have done for Him. They look
up at Men or Women of God and think God is blessed to have them.

At times when I preach to a congregation I use a different approach. I tell
them if do not wake up and step out to preach the Gospel nothing is going
to change, God did not write the prophecies in the Bible based of them
making their minds. If God has written every knee will bow and every tongue
will confess then it will happen either through them or through someone
else. Like it is written if people do not reach out to God then God can
even get rocks to do it, He does not force anyone.

Does God need us? NO.
When we do the Lord’s work we are doing a favor on ourselves. When we work
for a large multinational and get paid well, then do we consider ourselves
doing a favor on the company or the company doing us a favor by employing
us? God’s Kingdom is far greater than any multinational, so why do we think
we are doing God a favor?

Understand when we do work for the Lord’s Kingdom we are working on
ourselves or letting God work on us more. As we work, we grow and become
eligible to gain more in His Kingdom the day we enter after Judgment Day,
what we get here is just crumbs so let us not be focused on the crumbs.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. There is nothing that is impossible for You yet
You Lord use insignificant man to do your work. You Lord give us an
opportunity to be blessed richly in your Kingdom. Lord we pray we
understand You do not need us but we need You. We pray we understand all
that we lose when we do not reach out to the lost soul and disciple them in
your Kingdom.

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 19:40 And he answered and said unto them, I tell you that, if these
should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.

Acts 7:45-56
45 Which also our fathers that came after brought in with Jesus into the
possession of the Gentiles, whom God drave out before the face of our
fathers, unto the days of David;
46 Who found favour before God, and desired to find a tabernacle for the
God of Jacob.
47 But Solomon built him an house.
48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands; as saith
the prophet,
49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye
build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
50 Hath not my hand made all these things?
51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist
the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.
52 Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have
slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye
have been now the betrayers and murderers:
53 Who have received the law by the disposition of angels, and have not
kept it.
54 When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they
gnashed on him with their teeth.
55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven,
and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,
56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing
on the right hand of God.

2 Peter 3:9-10
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count
slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should
perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which
the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt
with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be
burned up.

Dated 31 July 2018
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Saving souls

James 5:20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the
error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude
of sins.

In India a large section of people are pursuing to impose anti-conversion
law and this is already in force in some states. The anti-convers law
forbids forced or induced conversions but is misused even in genuine cases.

A sister, who was a Hindu and now is in Christ, is so passionate about
Christ that she boldly preaches about Him anywhere and everywhere. When
people ask her if you are doing Dharam Parivartan (religious conversion)?
She answers them she is doing Jeevan Parivartan (life conversion).

The purpose to bring people to know Christ is not to make them ‘Christians’
or to increase the numbers in the church. We see churches restrict work to
their locality so that they can add people to their church. Pastors fight
with each other if they find out people they have worked on or even
approached have joined another church. In the cities the scene is not so
bad for main churches have an unofficial peace treaty between them and
notify each other if someone from another church visits their church. But
in the rural areas we have seen physical battles being fought if a rich
member joins another church. For many Pastors the main purpose to increase
the congregation is to increase the tithing and has little to do with
saving souls. A Pastor who works or runs a business to support his family
and as well mentors a church does a better job, especially when the Church
is small.

Everyone loves a mega Church and the facilities that are available in such
Churches. We do not realize we actually fail the purpose of a Church when
we aim for large Churches; it is like having a large classroom with one
teacher. We see more dynamic, spirit filled Christians in smaller churches
than in larger churches, lukewarm congregations love mega Churches since
they get lots of space to hide from being mentored. But ironically when the
Pastor is good automatically the congregation increases and the down
sliding starts. Like in a school, Pastors should appoint more Pastors
proportional to their congregation increase; this rarely happens for each
Pastor becomes an overhead and also because Christians do not trust each
other.

As today’s message says let us not lose the focus of the purpose to bring
people to Christ. The Greek word translated here as ‘conversion’ actually
means ‘transformation’. Bringing a person to Christ is all about
transforming the life of that person so giving the Gospel is just the start
of the journey of the person we bring to Christ. Jesus did not instruct us
to make believers but instructed us to make disciples. We successfully save
a soul when we transform the life of the person. We may not directly do it
but we become instruments for the Word and Spirit of God to do it through
us. We become the holy vessels through which the Lord serves His people,
His Kingdom.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and all powerful God. There is nothing that is
impossible for You, yet You Lord in your wisdom chose man as an instrument
to bring salvation unto your people. You yourself became man to do this and
as man You instructed us to continue this work. Lord we pray we do not play
religion and invoke your wrath on the Day of Judgment. We pray we do not
collect goats and lose everything but concentrate on collecting sheep...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 8:31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye
continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;

Matthew 28:19 Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations,
baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy
Spirit:

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The oneness of God - logical or actual?

Romans 3:30 Seeing it is one God, which shall justify the circumcision by
faith, and uncircumcision through faith.

Christianity is considered a monotheistic religion [one God] so also is
Islam and Judaism while we have religions like Hinduism which are
polytheistic [many gods]. When someone tries to question the logical
existence of many gods then they immediately claim all of these 330million
gods are united in nature thus there is only one god. When people make such
claims I love to throw questions like why do they carry weapons that are
targeted against each other if they are of one nature; and they do not have
answers.

From the top, Christianity looks very clear about its belief but as one
goes deeper the debate has not died and lots of questions are not answered.
This is primarily because the beliefs are based on the teaching of people
and less on what scriptures say.

In the start the Apostles were very clear of the oneness of God and about
the relationship between God the Father, God the Son and the Holy Spirit.
They knew the difference between God the Son and Son of God, between Jesus
Christ and YHWH [which is an ideogram meaning ‘Behold the Hand Behold the
Nail’]. In 330AD came the theory of Arianism which was promoted by a person
named Arius. The word Arian come from the Greek word meaning man and it
concentrates on the human factor of Jesus Christ and how He was subordinate
to the Father, later after the council of Nicaea came the theory of Trinity
which speaks of 3 distinct beings having one nature. This belief started by
the Catholic Church still continues in the Believer Churches (council of
Nicaea was presided by Emperor Constantine and Trinity was confirmed by the
2nd Council of Constantinople also presided by the then Emperor Constantine
IV).

My Bible word study [going into the meaning of each Hebrew and Greek word]
started when I wanted to understand this relationship between Father, Son
and Spirit. Over the years this mystery was not so much a mystery when the
Lord started to reveal it through His Word. What is the mystery is how man
started building the confusion which exists. It is no wonder that Jesus
prevented the evil spirits [fallen angels] from revealing to man who He is
(Mark 3:11-12).

People build bridges between Word understanding and Worldly understanding,
and this is where the confusion starts. At times I thank God that I was in
the Catholic Church and was under its deception of lies; it was the opening
of my eyes to its lies that caused me to be totally Sola Scriptura
[Scripture only]. Today even a blank paper from this Church is under my
suspicious eye for I do not trust it at all.

Truth is truth when uncompromised, the moment we compromise the truth it no
longer remains truth. The Word of God is perfect in every way and we cannot
ignore even a word of it. It is like a net which interconnects into one
understanding. Let us not make the Word of God into Words of Gods. Let us
allow the Spirit of Truth reveal the Word unto us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are God and there is none other than You. Bible says no being has
seen the Father other than the Son and yet it says God dwelt amongst man as
Christ. Lord we pray the Spirit of the Son given to us reveals who You are
to your people. May they know You alone are God and there is only one God.
Reveal to them the relationship between the Son, the Holy Spirit and the
Father. May they experience the power in your Name, the Name that was in
Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 1:18 No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father’s
side, he has made him known.

John 6:46 not that anyone has seen the Father except he who is from God;
he has seen the Father.

John 13:3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his
hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,

Matthew 28:19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Galatians 4:6 And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son
into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”

John 15:26 “But when the Helper comes, whom I will send to you from the
Father, the Spirit of truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear
witness about me.

Mark 3:11-12
11 And whenever the unclean spirits saw him, they fell down before him and
cried out, “You are the Son of God.”
12 And he strictly ordered them not to make him known.

1 Corinthians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Galatians 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ,
Ephesians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
Philippians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord
Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians 1:1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the
Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and
peace.
2 Thessalonians 1:2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the
Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my true child in the faith: Grace, mercy, and
peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Timothy 1:2 To Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace from
God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
Titus 1:4 To Titus, my true child in a common faith: Grace and peace from
God the Father and Christ Jesus our Savior.
Philemon 1:3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus
Christ.
1 Peter 1:2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in the
sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and for
sprinkling with his blood: May grace and peace be multiplied to you.
2 John 1:3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father
and from Jesus Christ the Father’s Son, in truth and love.

John 17:3-5
3 And this is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God,
and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.
4 I have glorified thee on the earth: I have finished the work which thou
gavest me to do.
5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory
which I had with thee before the world was.

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Can a Child inherit?

Galatians 4:1 Now I say, That the heir, as long as he is a child,
differeth nothing from a servant, though he be lord of all;

Whenever I discuss scriptures and about the Kingdom of God, I find many do
not like to go deeper into the understanding of it. They tell me to talk of
only the good pleasing things of the Bible. They think God is all about
love, forgiveness, compassion.

If God is all about love, forgiveness and compassion then why did He give
the Law, the commandments are they for entertainment? Why does the Bible
talk of Judgment Day if all are forgiven for everything? If God is all
about love and forgiveness then why did He create Hell? Who are the goats
and why are they separated from the sheep and why do only the sheep enter
Heaven?

People do not understand the meaning of Righteousness and Holiness? In
Heaven the Angels do not worship God by shouting out Love, Love, Love but
worship God by shouting Holy, Holy, Holy.

In today’s message Paul talks of how children are as good as servants even
though they own the property. Only when we mature do we become rightful
owners who can exercise his or her rights over the inheritance. Bible says
only Sons of God inherit (this includes females who mature in spirit) the
Kingdom of God, meaning will enter Heaven. Bible also says only those who
are led by the Spirit of God become Sons of God.

Just believing is not sufficient; if that was the case then the Holy Spirit
and our baptism in the Spirit of God would not be necessary. Jesus would
have not left us and ascended to make way for us to receive His Spirit
unless He knew the importance of us receiving His Spirit.

Transformation is necessary and transformation comes by the Word and by the
Spirit who reveals the Word. Jesus said unless we become His Disciples [not
just Believers] we will not know the Truth and the Truth will not set us
free. Jesus also said it is His Spirit [Spirit of Truth] who will reveal
the Truth.

The Lord says in the OT, not by His power or by His strength but only by
His Spirit.

Let us not be deceived by people who say being children of God is
sufficient, it would mount to owning a house but not having the key to
enter it.

Let us mature in the spirit by our walk in the Lord and by the revelation
of the Word through the Holy Spirit [Spirit of Truth].

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You are a Righteous and Holy Lord. Lord we pray we do
not let your mercy and love make us forget You are righteous and holy. We
pray we understand the purpose of your love and your mercy and not abuse it
by taking it for granted...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 5:21-30

Matthew 7:21-24

Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of
Christ.

2 Thessalonians 2:7-12
7 For the mystery of iniquity doth already work: only he who now letteth
will let, until he be taken out of the way.
8 And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with
the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his
coming:
9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and
signs and lying wonders,
10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they
should believe a lie:
12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had
pleasure in unrighteousness.

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.

Romans 8:13-14
13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the
Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.

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Laboring in the Lord

Colossians 1:28,29 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every
man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Whereunto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh
in me mightily.

The Word of God is projected as a double edge sword because it cuts in two
areas. Scripture says it separates the bone from the marrow. Bone
symbolizes character and marrow the spirit.

Eve was made taking a bone of Adam to show she was a representation of
human character; it is for this reason man represents Christ and woman
represents man in a man-woman relationship; in spirit both are in the image
of God. Another example of bone-character is, although Jesus was bruised so
much as to be not recognized as a human yet none of His bones were broken,
this was to show that His character was always maintained and never
bruised.

Bible says life is in the blood and blood is created by the marrow shows
our natural life comes from our spirit life which is symbolized as marrow.
Today we see medical science has suddenly woken up to the wonders of stem
cell from the bone marrow of how it can do great wonders in any area of
healing or tissue / organ regeneration.

Scripture says the sword works in the joint of the bones specifying the
Word works in the working of our character. So if we are in the Word then
there has to be change in our character. In today’s message we see Paul
stating that as he delivers the word to build people the same Word also
works in him.

Any minister of the Word, be it a Pastor, Preacher, Prophet, Teacher,
Apostle, Healer or Worship leader if he or she is not growing in spirit and
changing in character then there is no way the people he or she is
ministering to are expected to change. The change has to reflect in both.

So those who labor in the Lord should introspect themselves to see what
kind of work they are doing. If they do not see change in them then they
should not expect change amongst those they are working with.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and Righteous and no corrupt
being can dwell before You. You Lord removed man from your presence so that
You can restore man to become an incorruptible being, so as to bring man
back into your presence. Lord we pray we understand the importance of
Fruits of the Spirit and work towards restoring them so that we can be
restored to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than
any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and
spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts
and intents of the heart.

Numbers 9:12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any
bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep
it.

Psalms 34:20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.

John 19:36 For these things were done, that the scripture should be
fulfilled, A bone of him shall not be broken.

1 Corinthians 15:52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last
trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised
incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

1 Peter 1:4,23
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not
away, reserved in heaven for you,
23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the
word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

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Why we compete or envy each other?

Galatians 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one
another, envying one another.

Yesterday we had received a message on how people compete with each other
instead of self-competition. I had spoken of the carnal aspect of the
competition but in today’s message the Lord is touching on the deeper
reason of why they compete.

Today’s message talks of Christians provoking and envying each other. The
Greek word translated as provoking is a compound word meaning to challenge
[call another] in sense of competing, the word translated as envy comes
from the root word to corrupt or destroy or tarnish.

When in public ‘Men of God’ / Preachers will sweet talk and praise each
other but in private one will see a drastic different face where they
belittle each other. This unchristian behavior comes because as today’s
scripture says they seek their own glory more than the Lord’s glory..

God is not a greedy God when He says glory belongs to Him. We need to
understand the depth of the statement when Jesus who was so perfect as man
yet instructed a man not to refer to Him as holy [good in sense of being
perfect] for only the Father is Holy.

True holiness cannot be attended at all in the flesh. Like we are marked
for righteousness so also we are marked for holiness, we are called a
righteous and holy people even though we are far from having it. When we as
humans in the flesh seek glory we anger God and that is why we face His
wrath. Like with the Israelites who tested God’s patience we also do that.

Bible says God is slow to anger, it does not say He does not get angry. So
let us test His patience by seeking our glory. Let us always be humble
realizing what we are and who actually works through us. Let us not think
we do things but know it is God who works through us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy God. In Heaven they worship You by calling You Holy,
Holy, Holy, for You alone are Holy. Lord we pray we understand holiness and
do not seek glory when we are in the flesh. It is in You alone we will be
glorified. Lord may we learn to be humble and glorify You alone...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
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.

Mark 10:17-18
17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and
kneeled to him, and asked him, Good [perfect/holy] Master, what shall I do
that I may inherit eternal life?
18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good
but one, that is, God.

Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and
plenteous in mercy.

John 17:1 These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and
said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may
glorify thee:

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

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Rome seated on seven heads and ten horns

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

In today message we see initially when Christianity started it was
considered a sect of Judaism and Rome drove all including Jews out of Rome.
In my recent conversation with Christians I was surprised to know how most
Christians have so little knowledge about the atrocities exercised by Rome
(Roman Catholic Church) on Christians. How this Church killed (martyred)
more Christians than all religions (including Islam) or kings put together
did.

People are told the term ‘Catholic’ means ‘universal’ therefore it is the
mother church, they are also told this church was founded by the Apostles
(Peter), both are not true. The word Catholic comes from the Greek word
katholikos. The Greek word kata means in respect ‘of whole’ and this term
was used by Church father Ignatius of Antioch. When he wrote the word
katholikos he did not refer to that denomination but to the whole church in
general. In 380 AD Cyril of Jerusalem used the term Catholic to the Church
of Rome to identify it from other Christian sects that started form during
that time.

This Church claims the Apostle Peter as the main founder of this Church
(first Pope), if we are to believe this than we need to stop believing the
Bible. The book of Acts as recorded by Luke speaks of the important events
between 30AD to 67AD and no place does it say Peter visited Rome while it
peaks of Paul visiting Rome and evangelizing in Rome. It records Peter as
mostly being in Jerusalem. Paul in his other letters confirms that it was
the Holy Spirit who set Peter to look after the Jewish (born) Christians
and Paul to look after the Gentile (born) Christian.

The early Church was not looked after by any one person including Peter. In
Galatians Paul records it was 5 (Peter, John, James, Paul and Barnabas) who
overlooked the administration of the overall Church. Peter, John and James
overlooked the Jewish born Christians, Paul and Barnabas looked after the
remaining. Between 90AD to 300AD Christians were publically executed and
only underground Churches existed, so no global administration existed.

In 300AD (approx.) the RC Church was formed by the Emperor of Rome when he
made the Church at Rome as the global center and made the bishop of Rome
its global spiritual head. In the initial years itself this Church attacked
the Bible (NT) by translating it into Latin which was the language spoken
by the elite and tried to destroy all copies of Kone Greek a common man
spoken language. People who possessed a copy of the Bible (NT) were put to
death.

In 500AD the then Pope Gregory ordered killing of Christians who refused to
declared Mary as ‘Mother of God’ (this event indirectly led to the
formation of Islam). Mass killings (genocides) of Christians were common
thing during the Reformation Movement (approx. 1550AD). During the dark
ages (400AD-1500AD) the heads of this Church did things which cannot be
publically discussed. At times it had more than 1 Pope and they fought each
other like gangsters killing people for power. Bible says this RC Church
tried its best to destroy Christianity and drove it into the wilderness for
1260 years before it came back.

Bible in book of Revelation says the Church of Satan is seated on 7 head
and 10 horns and we see Rome is founded on seven hills and by ten kingdoms
coming together. Bible also says in an hour (very short period) this Church
of Babylon (mother of all fornications) will fall and the death of the
martyrs will be revenged.

Let us discern the teachings of this church and keep away from its ways. We
are called to minister to those who are deceived by this Church so that
they can be saved. Let us not be fooled to believe they are Christians.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You are the Creator. All things are by You and for
You. Lord we pray You open our eyes to the truth so that we discern
everything. We pray for all those souls who are deceived in your name and
led to destruction. We pray they realize true salvation in only through
your Word and your Spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Revelation 13:1 And I stood upon the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise
up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns, and upon his horns ten
crowns, and upon his heads the name of blasphemy.

Revelation 17:3-6, 12
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a
woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having
seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with
gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full
of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT,
THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the
blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great
admiration.
12 And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which have received
no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast.

Daniel 7:7-8
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth:
it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of
it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had
ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another
little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by
the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a
mouth speaking great things.

Revelation 18:4-8
4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my
people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of
her plagues.
5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her
iniquities.
6 Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double
according to her works: in the cup which she hath filled fill to her double..
7 How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much
torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and
am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
8 Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and
famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord
God who judgeth her.

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Prayer and Worshiping with Psalms

James 5:13 Is any among you afflicted? let him pray. Is any merry? let him
sing psalms.

Yesterday I was at the monthly Gideons camp meet. The devotion topic was
blessings and as people were sharing their testimonies everyone agreed that
not only they were blessed but even their presence at the place of work or
the place where they dwell causes a blessing to fall on others.

But this is not the case always. We do face hardship at times and today’s
scripture says in these times of hardship we should pray. But when the word
‘prayer’ comes up people get to requesting, begging, pleading and crying.
The more we understand prayer our prayers will have less of the begging,
pleading and crying.

Prayer is very important, prayer is powerful, it can change situations but
how to pray is more important. Today’s scripture also says when we are
joyful, we are in good spirits we should sing psalms.

If we understand psalms they are nothing but prayers. The difference
between prayer and psalms needs to be understood. Words convey a message,
poems are words but they convey not only a message but also emotions and
psalms (songs) takes the emotions to a greater level.

James here seems to convey to us something which is contrary to that which
we do. James is telling us when we have problems do not be emotional in our
prayers but when we are joyful we should be emotional!

When we have problems we should have faith and just convey our problems to
God in a very simple way. It is faith that gets God to answer our prayer
not our emotions. But when we are joyful let us be emotional and show our
emotions totally to God, our emotions will express our thankfulness to God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Living God. You see all and know all. Your Word says You
fulfill the desires of the righteous, they do not even need to pray. Teach
us how to pray and to communicate with You. Let not our prayers become a
complain window or an act of begging and pleading. Let our prayers be back
with strong faith. Help us to express the moments of joy and moments of
abundant blessings...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 6:25-34

Matthew 14:31 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught
him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye
pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

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Forgiveness, Love and Righteousness

Collosians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellowprisoner saluteth you, and Marcus,
sister’s son to Barnabas, (touching whom ye received commandments: if he
come unto you, receive him;)

People confuse between God’s merciful nature, His loving and His righteous
nature. People know God is merciful, they know God is love and portraits
true love. They also know God is a righteous God. But where they fail is to
balance all these three natures together. A righteous person will not be
unconditional so God’s mercy and love will also be conditional.

People read John 3:16 ‘God so loved the world that He gave His only
begotten son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have
everlasting life’ and they think ‘everyone will be saved and all will go to
Heaven’. They fail to read the condition that unless the person believes
(whosoever believes) he or she will not be saved. We read further in the
following verses Jesus says those who hate darkness will come to the light
and he or she is not condemned. Here too although the condemnation is
self-condemnation, yet it is based on the fact the person loves darkness or
hates it.

We need to get it into us that forgiveness cannot be received without
realization and change, in other words repentance. God does not forgive
unless we repent. Being sorry is not repentance but realizing the wrong and
making an attempt to change is.

Another false belief we hold that love is blind. Love is not blind. Love
does not distinguish between recipients, it overlooks all flaws of the
recipient but yet we see in John 3:16 although God loves the whole world
yet His salvation is only for those who believe. So God love is not the
same to those who do not believe and those who believe. When Jesus said
‘love one another as I have loved you’, He said this only to His disciples
and not in public. Thus our relationship between Christians and
non-Christians should be distinct. We are called to love all but yet the
extent should be distinct.

True love edifies and a love that does not edify is not love, it can be
called infatuation, admiration, crazy, idolization, obsession etc. but not
love. In Greek the word that is mostly translated as love is the word
‘Agape’ which more translates to ‘charity’ in English rather than ‘love’,
as we know. That is why some translations use both the English words for
this Greek word. It is charity which they say as ‘God kind of love’.

I took this matter up because in today’s verse we see reconciliation
between Paul and Barnabas. The dispute between them was due to Mark
(Marcus) who was Barnabas’ nephew. This dispute caused not only Paul and
Barnabas (who helped build Paul in his initial ministry) to separate but
also caused Paul to tell all the Churches to excommunicate Mark. In today’s
verse we read Paul telling the church of Colossians to receive Mark and
this happened after a long time, which shows that only when there was a
change in Mark that Paul forgave and reconciled with him.

Let us not confuse forgiving with forgetting. To forgive a person we need
to bring that person to realizing his or her mistake and to repent for it.
Jesus gave a few tips on doing that in Matthew 18:15-19.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Merciful and Loving God. Your Word says your mercy is
conditional and so also is your unconditional love. Lord we pray we realize
we cannot take You or our lives for granted for unless we live a life as
You demand we will not receive your unconditional love and mercy...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:16-21
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.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the
light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made
manifest, that they are wrought in God.

Matthew 18:15-19
15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him
his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast
gained thy brother.
16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that
in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if
he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a
publican.
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..
19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as
touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my
Father which is in heaven.

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Hostility amongst Christians

Acts 21: 7 And when we had finished our course from Tyre, we came to
Ptolemais, and saluted the brethren, and abode with them one day.

Some days back my daughter was asking me why politicians create divisions
amongst people; divisions based on religion, caste or race etc. my answer
to her was simple but deep and I realized it later.

If all are united and of one understanding, then it is simply wrong verses
right, that means only the best will survive; by creating divisions the
politicians create space for wrongs to also be justified as right, thus
there exist many rights.

In religion also we see the same yard stick, Christianity is a showcase for
this. In Church history we see after the era of the Apostles who drove
towards one understanding and oneness of the Church, there started the
period of confusion. Most of the heretic ‘Gospels’ are dated 300AD onwards;
we also see the Roman Catholic Church also was formed in this period.

The devil (plural) in the Bible is given the titles ‘King of Tyre’ and
‘Prince of Tyre’. The word Tyre in Hebrew means small rocks/stones (in
Greek Petros and Aramaic Cephas). Rock (cliff - in Greek Petra and Aramaic
Suhas) in the Bible symbolizes truth (Word of God) since all scriptures
interconnect and come to one understanding. Satan is called the father of
lies therefore does not say complete lies for he knows he will get easily
caught. He plays with little truths which by themselves look good but do
not interconnect to one understanding. In the OT in the book of Ezekiel the
Jewish Church (Jerusalem) is referred to as Samaria (rocky mountain -
church of little truths) while the younger daughter (Catholic Church and is
denominations) is called Sodom (church of fornications/idolatry), they are
the two daughters of the whore (false church).

We see today amongst Christians (Believer Churches), Satan is more active
inside than outside. We see people fight with each other with stones
(little truths). They will take a verse or even part of the verse, out of
context and consider it complete truth. They do not have knowledge of the
Biblical languages and of manuscripts, thus think a XYZ translation is ‘THE
BIBLE’ and all others are from the devil.

Our lack of knowledge and understanding of the Bible is the cause of our
divisions. Sadly even in Bible colleges they concentrate less on the Bible
and more of what people have written of the Bible, including secular
writings (some self-declared atheists, people without faith are amongst the
writers they refer to).

Today’s verse talks of moving from Tyre to Ptolemais which means warzone.
Our Churches and its people are in Ptolemai because of Tyre.

Let us get our act together and understand the Bible before trying to
interpret scriptures and fight with other over it. Let us not be deceived
by the devil to fight amongst ourselves by our little truths, let us learn
to discuss and learn to listen to each other. Let us learn to come to the
right understanding of what the Word of God says and not what XYZ person
says.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God who never changes for You are perfect, You are Holy yet
Bible says You increase from glory to glory. Lord we pray we learn to
understand You and your Word and not be deceived to fight amongst ourselves
with our little knowledge of the Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Ezekiel 28:1-5, 12-14
2 Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the Lord GOD;
Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a God, I sit in
the seat of God, in the midst of the seas; yet thou art a man, and not God,
though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:
3 Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can
hide from thee:
4 With thy wisdom and with thine understanding thou hast gotten thee
riches, and hast gotten gold and silver into thy treasures:
5 By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches,
and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
12 Son of man, take up a lamentation upon the king of Tyrus, and say unto
him, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Thou sealest up the sum, full of wisdom, and
perfect in beauty.
13 Thou hast been in Eden the garden of God; every precious stone was thy
covering, the sardius, topaz, and the diamond, the beryl, the onyx, and the
jasper, the sapphire, the emerald, and the carbuncle, and gold: the
workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day
that thou wast created.
14 Thou art the anointed cherub that covereth; and I have set thee so:
thou wast upon the holy mountain of God; thou hast walked up and down in
the midst of the stones of fire.

Ezekiel 16:46 And thine elder sister is Samaria, she and her daughters
that dwell at thy left hand: and thy younger sister, that dwelleth at thy
right hand, is Sodom and her daughters.

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Jews are not Christians

Galatians 1:13 For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the
Jews’ religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and
made havoc of it:

Jesus was born amongst Jews, yet was not a Jew.

A statement like this can confuse a Christian. Christian confuse between a
follower of Judaism and one who is born an Israelite - Judea (southern part
which had Jerusalem as capital).

Judaism is a religion. Like Islam it claims to follow Biblical patriarchs
and instructions given by God but do the contrary. We see all throughout
the Bible God was very upset with these people for they never abided in His
Word and follow His instructions. There are very short periods we see they
kept the commandments and were truly blessed, but otherwise they suffered
more in the hands of God than anyone else.

Judaism is all about human traditions whitewashed with a Biblical paint.
They gave importance to the letter (text) without understanding what the
text meant. They never followed the spirit of the scripture which gives
life but followed the text of it which kills, since it is impossible to
abide in the text.

All Israelites are not called Jews (as many believe); it was the people of
Judea who were called Jews (the tribes which occupied southern Israel of
which Jerusalem was the capital). The Israelites of northern Israel whose
capital was Samaria were called Samaritans. Later these natural divisions
became religious divisions those who followed the orthodox traditions of
Judaism were called Jews and those who fused it with traditions of others
were called Samaritans (Galilee was part of northern Israel thus the term
‘no Prophet would come from Galilee’).

Jesus was born an Israelite from the tribe of Judah, amongst the Jews. His
mother Mary was from Galilee and therefore followed things like embalming
of the body after the person dies (an Egyptian tradition) while Joseph
(husband of Mary) was a Jew (he was from Bethlehem). Being born in
Bethlehem and brought up in Galilee yet Jesus never followed Judaism or the
Samarian. Since He did not follow Judaism the Jews detested Him. We need to
learn from Jesus how He grew amongst them and fellowshipped with them but
yet was separate from their traditions and rituals.

In today’s message we read Paul realized he was deceived to follow Judaism
in the name of following God and came to know it only when the Lord opened
his eyes to the truth.

Today we have the Catholics, Orthodox Christians, Coptic Christians and
even large part of those belonging to Protestant Churches who think they
are Christians because they believe in Christ and do Church traditions.

To be true Christians we need understand the spirit of the Word and follow
it. Understanding the purpose of the Word and following it is more
important than having knowledge of the Word.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You are a Merciful God. In your mercy You
have suffered your people who never abided in your Word, yet You protected
them and blessed them. Lord we pray we do not look at the natural blessings
but seek more spiritual blessings. We pray we be true Christians who follow
Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Galatians 1:13-14
13 For ye have heard of my manner of life in time past in the Jews’
religion, how that beyond measure I persecuted the church of God, and made
havoc of it:
14 and I advanced in the Jews’ religion beyond many of mine own age among
my countrymen, being more exceedingly zealous for the traditions of my
fathers.

John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him [Jesus], Say we not
well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?

2 Corinthians 3:6 Who also hath made us able ministers of the new
testament; not of the letter, but of the spirit: for the letter killeth,
but the spirit giveth life.

Galatians 3:23 But before faith came, we were kept under the law, shut up
unto the faith which should afterwards be revealed.

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Does Faith Save?

James 2:14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath
faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

Most Christians would not agree with James and is the reason why most among
this lot will not see Heaven.

We all know we are saved by grace. Many will also know that this grace is
received because of faith. Thus as long as we have faith, we are under
grace and the grace is given according to the area of faith. That means if
we believe in salvation through Christ, we receive the grace of salvation;
similarly if we have faith in area of healing, then by the grace of God we
get healed.

Today’s message seems to contradict Jesus and Paul but is not so, we need
to understand salvation. When we say we are ‘saved’ it does not necessary
mean we will go to Heaven. All those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ
are saved from Hell where a person suffers their sin. Christians are
deceived to think when they die they immediately go to Heaven. Bible says
we will be judged when Jesus Christ comes again and then we will be
separated sheep from goats. Those who abide in Christ and do the will of
the Father are counted as sheep. They are not ‘social workers’ that look
after the sick, naked, hungry or thirsty; it speaks of spiritual sickness,
nakedness, hunger and thirst. Neither Jesus, Paul nor other disciples of
Jesus concentrated on doing these jobs; they supported the natural cause
but concentrated on the spiritual aspect of them.

Those amongst us who think by just believing in Jesus Christ, by going to
Church and giving our tithes will go to Heaven are very deceived. We need
to be disciples of Jesus Christ to go to Heaven that means we need to
follow Him and not just believe in Him. By believing we are saved from Hell
punishment (suffering our sins) but if we land amongst the goats on
Judgment Day we will face the Lake of Fire (which is worse than Hell),
there we will be punished for rejecting the Word/Will of God. Our
acceptance of the Word is when we keep/do it and not when we just read it
or study it.

Let us be doers of the Word if we want to see Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God. You can see all and nothing is hidden from You. Lord we
pray we do not hold on to a false faith that does not manifest in action.
We pray we be doers of the Word, people led by the Holy Spirit, people who
are called Disciples of Jesus Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 8:30-32
30 As he spake these words, many believed on him.
31 Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in
my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 5:24-29

Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at
nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of
Christ.

2 Corinthians 5:10 For we must all appear before the judgment seat of
Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according
to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.

Hebrew 6:1-2
1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on
unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead
works, and of faith toward God,
2 Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of
resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment.

2 Peter 3:7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word
are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and
perdition of ungodly men.

Matthew 25:31-46

Acts 6:1-7

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Becoming weak to win the weak!

1 Corinthians 9:22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the
weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

When we read this scripture it turns out to look very nice but when we get
to the reality of it then many questions get raised. Questions like, can a
strong man become a weak man without doing something which can be termed as
deception. More interesting are the verses before which talk of being a law
breaker to gain other law breakers and of becoming a person under bondage
of traditions (Jewish laws) to win the Jews.

This scripture is so misunderstood that people use it so as to justify
their carnal desires in the name of reaching out to the lost. We see
‘Christians’ celebrating pagan festivals and visit temples or places of
worship of other religions taking part in their rituals in the name of
winning others to Christ.

Paul did not deceive people by showing himself as spiritually weak, or
break laws to show himself as a criminal, or follow Judaism so as to win
the Jews. If we go into the grammar of the verbs used here, it does not
talk of present or future but of forever, being a testimony forever. Paul
did not deviate from following Christ so as to win people, what Paul is
speaking here is about his testimony, about what he was before he changed.
Paul is talking about him sharing what his life was as criminal (he was
guilty of murder of Stephen), as a staunch Jew who led crowds of fanatic
Jews to violence against others and as a person who was helpless when he
was blinded by the Lord for a period, where he was asked to seek his former
enemies for help.

We as Christians are called to follow Christ and thus are called to be an
example unto others in the way we live our lives. We are not called to
imitate others, especially those who are lost. We may visit a temple or
place of worship of other beliefs if needed but we need to separate
ourselves from their rituals and their beliefs i.e. a Christian should not
cover his or her head in their place of worship so as to please them, it is
better to stand outside than do it. He or she should not take part in their
rituals or consume the food offerings ‘prasad’ made to the idols.

Let us not bring God down in the name of showing people who God is; let us
lift people up by opening their eyes to the truth and by the way we live
the Lord’s Word.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God and all creation is by You. Lord we pray we who are
children of light bring those in darkness to your light, we pray we do not
enter darkness to do this but obliterate darkness with light...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 9:19-23
19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant to
all, that I might gain the more.
20 And to the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them
that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are
under the law;
21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to
God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without
law.
22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all
things to all men, that I might by all means save some.
23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof
with you.

Ephesians 5:5-8
5 For this ye know, that no whoremonger, nor unclean person, nor covetous
man, who is an idolater, hath any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and
of God.
6 Let no man deceive you with vain words: for because of these things
cometh the wrath of God upon the children of disobedience.
7 Be not ye therefore partakers with them.
8 For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk
as children of light:

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Knowing and yet resisting the Word

2 Timothy 4: 15,16 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly
withstood our words. At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men
forsook me: I pray God that it may not be laid to their charge.

We have many like Alexandra in our Churches. In every Church one would find
someone or the other of this category. In some churches one will find the
Pastor becoming Alexandra.

Who was Alexandra?

Alexandra was a Cyrenian apostate. He was a Christian and son of Simon the
Cyrenian who bore the crucifix for Jesus. He was man with great zeal but
this zeal was based on knowledge but not on understanding. In school we
would call people who have knowledge but not understanding as parrots.
These people rattle a thousand words but will understand very few among
them and they will know when to rattle what. The word apostate comes from
the Greek word which means to deflect and an apostate is a person who
deflects the true meaning of a scripture. Alexandra was one of these people
and being a good public speaker was a tough nut to crack for even Paul.
Paul was so helpless in transforming him that he gave up and surrendered
him to Satan (disconnected all spiritual relationships with him).

I encounter such people regularly and have to deal with them with varying
intensity. Many of them are followers of men thus are misled, but there are
a few wicked ones who to justify their lust or natural / carnal desires
twist and manipulate scriptures.

Paul says a person who really understands scriptures will always understand
the little he or she knows, that does not mean he or she will behave like a
fool or claim to know nothing. Being humble does not mean acting like a
fool or stating one knows nothing. Being humble means truly acknowledging
ones limitation and understanding the limitation of others, it is about
pushing others ahead while not pushing oneself behind.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are Spirit. You, Lord desire people to worship You in spirit and
truth. Your Word says unless we do not keep your Word we will not know the
truth. Lord, help us not to be verbal Christians but be active living
Christians who keep the Word. Help us become true disciples and not fans of
Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out
of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

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

Acts 19:33 And they drew Alexander out of the multitude, the Jews putting
him forward. And Alexander beckoned with the hand, and would have made his
defence unto the people.

2 Timothy 4:14-18
14 Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him
according to his works:
15 Of whom be thou ware also; for he hath greatly withstood our words.
16 At my first answer no man stood with me, but all men forsook me: I pray
God that it may not be laid to their charge.
17 Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me
the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear:
and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.
18 And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve
me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

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Children and parents relationship

Colossians 3:20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well
pleasing unto the Lord.

To understand the deeper aspect of today’s scripture we need to have some
basics within us well rooted.

God created every being in the beginning (Genesis 1) and later put us into
this natural creation one after the other (Genesis 2 onwards). In spirit we
all existed from the foundation of this creation and we were of one gender.
Our natural gender is limited to our natural body.

As far as coming into this creation we did not choose our parents and we
were allocated unto our fathers by God. That means each and every one of us
were already set as from which father we would be born. When our fathers
came to know are mothers we were planted into the womb of our mothers and
from there we took our natural form. If we see scriptures blessings and
curses flow from father unto children 100/1000 generations and 4
generations respectively. When we are in Christ then curses get broken
according to the area of faith (where we come to know the truth) and we
slowly move from Adam to Christ.

We need to also get it into us our natural relationships ceases when we
exit this natural body, our blessings and curses (curses only if we are not
in Christ) will flow unto our generations but we will no longer be related
as we were in our natural body. What natural people also carry is our
testimony; that is why when a good person dies the Jews bless / glorify God
for the testimony of the person.

We need to get it in us we did not choose our parents, they are placed by
God and He knows everything. Today’s scripture tells us we need to
acknowledge this truth and thus obey them, that also does not mean we
blindly do anything and everything they say. We need to remember our
spiritual relationship is above our natural / blood relationship that is
why husband and wife leave (not physically) their parents to become one.
Since our spiritual relationship is above our natural relationship our
Heavenly Father (God) is above all relationship so His command is over all
others.

Parents also need to understand their responsibility towards their children
and like the next verse says they should not bring their children to anger.
Parents are guardians of their children and answerable to God for them.
Spiritually a Man/Woman of God can have spiritual children but any Believer
has only one spiritual father/mother and that is God the Father.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are our Creator and Creator of each and every living thing that
exist. You God in your wisdom set everything in its place for You know all
and see all for nothing is hidden from You. Lord we pray we understand our
spirit being is above our natural being; our spirit relationship is above
our natural relationships. We pray we acknowledge You in all things and
that all things are through You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:26-28
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.
28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and
multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over
the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living
thing that moveth upon the earth.

Exodus 34:7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and
transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s
children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.

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

John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with
me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for
thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.

Ephesians 1:4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation
of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:

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

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Demons know Christ more than us!

Mark 1:34 And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast
out many devils; and suffered not the devils to speak, because they knew
him.

Some days back I met a Catholic who is active in the Catholic Church and
when I spoke to him about the Bible and its importance, he simply said he
does not believe in all this. He was one among the many who follow a
religion because they are born in it. He says his prayers and believes in a
god named Jesus. We may pity or be amused by him but the situation is not
very different with Believers.

In the initial years of the Church (about AD250-300, before the formation
of the Catholic Church) they believed in Arianism and then moved to a
Trinitarian belief. Arianism speaks of the one God and the Son although
being God is subordinate to the Father. Trinitarian belief believes in
three distinct Gods, all equal and goes on to says their nature is the same
so their oneness is only in their relationship and not really one. When we
go into scriptures although Arianism does not explain God fully yet holds
better truth to what Trinitarian explains. Every theologian agrees that
they do not have a total understanding of God yet strongly hold to a belief
they think is right! They read less what scriptures say and go more by what
‘Church fathers’ say!

Today’s message says the demons knew Jesus and Jesus commanded them not to
disclose who He is. One stands to wonder why Jesus did not want us to know
Him. Secondly if the demons know Jesus better than us then why are they not
better beings than us Christians?

If God wants He can reveal Himself anytime but He is not doing that, He
desires obedience more than knowledge. It is through our obedience
(discipleship) in Him that we grow the Fruits of the Spirit and without the
Fruits of the Spirit we will not be able to enter Heaven.

We need to get it into us that having knowledge of God and knowing God are
two different things. The Greek work translated here (Mark 1:34) as ‘knew’
comes from the verb ‘to see’. Our understanding of God causes us to be like
Him and our so called knowledge of God keeps us afar from Him. God is not a
study topic for us to gain knowledge of Him. Seeking Him should be more to
understand Him, His ways and not to have knowledge of Him.

Bible says when Christ comes again He would declare Himself with a shout of
an Archangel and this will cause all creatures in Heaven, Earth (this
creation) and Hell to bow their knees (submit to His authority). This He
will do only when we have a sufficient understanding of Him and be fruitful
in Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone and God and there is none other than You. Your Word says You
are one, The Son came from You and Your Spirit came from the Son. Lord we
pray your people understand that Jesus said no being has seen You other
than the Son. Lord Jesus Christ we pray your people understand the
sacrifice You made from the foundation of creation and it was You through
whom this creation was made, it is for You that this creation was made and
it is in You that mankind will be lifted up and your Name will be
glorified. We pray we do not just know You but seek You and understand the
things of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 3: 22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of
us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take
also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

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

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

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

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

Mark 12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is,
Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

1 Corinthians 8:6 But to us one God, the Father, of whom all things, and we
in him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom all things, and we by him.

Ephesians 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through
all, and in you all.

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.

1 Thessalonians 4:16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a
shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the
dead in Christ shall rise first:

Daniel 12:1 And at that time shall Michael [means One who is like God]
stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people:
and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a
nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be
delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

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:

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From Breach to Sulphurous springs

Acts 28: 13 And from thence we fetched a compass, and came to Rhegium: and
after one day the south wind blew, and we came the next day to Puteoli:

Many a times we do not realize a simple scripture may give profound depth
of revelation if we do Bible word study. Like today’s message it speaks of
two places Rhegium and Puteoli. One may wonder why these places are
mentioned, Luke did not name every place they passed by nor state any
incident that happened at Rhegium, yet named it. It does help to know the
route Paul took through his various travels but there is more to it than
what meets our eyes.

One sister based on her understanding of English translations of 3
scriptures was stating after death we do not go to Heaven nor go to Hell.
She felt we will continue living forever here on earth even after Judgment
Day!

In today’s message the two places are Latin names and have a meaning.
Rhegium means ‘Breach’ and Puteoli means ‘Sulphurous Springs’.

The Bible uses every word with purpose and that is for our understanding of
the hidden things. We know all those who do not believe in the Lord Jesus
Christ /God and His salvation will go to Hell. In Hell they suffer their
sins until the end of their spirit life which is very, very long. One
Judgment Day all who believe will rise and face Judgment. The sheep (who do
the will of the Father) will be separated from the goats (who do not do the
will of the Father). The sheep will enter the Kingdom of God (Heaven) and
the goats will suffer the Lake of Fire (also called Lake of Sulphur).

We also know Heaven, Hell or Lake of Fire is not a natural place, for Bible
says flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God (Heaven). So the
word Sulphur used to describe Lake of Fire has a symbolic purpose. If we
study the chemical it has a unique property which is used even in medical
industry due to this.

Humans have the ability to overcome or adapt to almost anything to a great
extend including things like pain, smell, heat etc. Yesterday I saw a video
clip of an Indian in Hyderabad (I assume so) who with bare hands was
holding a high voltage wire and working with it, anybody else would have
died doing this.

But we see there is one chemical which man’s body cannot adapt to and that
is Sulphur. Sulphur has the same effect on the first day as it would years
and years later.

Bible tells us those who believe will not suffer their sins like those who
do not believe and are forgiven, but if they believe and yet do not do the
will of the Father they will not enter Heaven but suffer for rejecting the
Word and Will of the Father. This suffering will be as terrible on the
initial moment as it would after a very, very long time till it ceases to
exist (a spirit can live eternal only in Heaven and nowhere else).

Being in the IT service industry we live by SLAs (Service Level Agreement).
In our SLA the quality of service is defined by parameters and if the
parameters are not met then it is considered a breach, and breach means
penalty.

By or faith in Christ we receive grace. Grace is not a free ticket to do
anything or to justify anything. God does expect change in us thus gave us
a Helper (His Spirit). If we do not meet the expectation of change even
after receiving His sacrifice we breach the covenant with God.

Today’s message tells us if we breach the covenant with God than we will
not suffer Hell but suffer the Lake of Sulphur.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Merciful God. Lord your mercy does not negate
your Righteousness. You do show mercy before You judge. Lord we pray we do
not take your grace for granted. You have paid a great price for us so that
we could be reconciled back to You. We pray we honor that price and we make
the efforts to walk the path of change with the help of your Spirit so that
we do not suffer the Lake of Sulphur but partake of your glory in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Matthew 25:31-46

Matthew 7:21-23

Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and
murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars,
shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone
[burning Sulphur]: which is the second death.

Revelation 20:13-15
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.

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Using the Law lawfully

1 Timothy 1: 8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

Two days back in a Whatsapp group a sister put a vague statement about
‘holy kiss’ and how we should greet people with a kiss but with holy
intentions! When I confronted her and explained what the scripture actually
meant, she said she was not very knowledgeable of scriptures but was led by
the Holy Spirit! She was a person who leads a ministry in Africa!

In today’s message the word ‘law’ here does not refer to the Ten
Commandments or the traditions of the Jews but speaks of doctrines which
are proved and established. We need to be careful about what we follow and
what we believe in and check that with that which is established by the
Word of God for the Bible has that which is tested and approved by God.

The doctrines of the Satan are equated to stones. He does not tell total
lies; he being the father of lies tells little truths that’s why he is
called King / Prince of Tyrus (meaning stones). Word of God or Truth on
other hand is equated to a rock (actually meaning cliff) for it is one. All
that is written in the Bible is connected and interwoven as a net - having
one understanding and one purpose.

Let us not take one scripture and build an understanding which contradicts
other scriptures. Let us test our understanding with every scripture and
accept only that which is proven. We do not need to have total
understanding of every scripture in the Bible to be confirmed of every
doctrine we hold. Bible says if our understanding is proven by two or three
scriptures then we can consider it acceptable but if we come across even
one scripture that goes against it then we are called to reject that
understanding.

Let us test every understanding we hold and only when we all are in one
understanding will we see the glory of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are awesome God. You are eternal God and You do not change nor
does your Word change. Lord we pray mature by discernment of every
doctrine we hold. Lord we pray your Spirit cleans out every wrong doctrine
in us and lets only the right doctrines to be set in us. Cause us O Lord to
be of one mind and one understanding...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Timothy 1:3-8
3 As I besought thee to abide still at Ephesus, when I went into
Macedonia, that thou mightest charge some that they teach no other doctrine,
4 Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister
questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: so do.
5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a
good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:
6 From which some having swerved have turned aside unto vain jangling;
7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say,
nor whereof they affirm.
8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;

2 Corinthians 13:11 Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good
comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall
be with you.

Acts 4:32-33
32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one
soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed
was his own; but they had all things common.
33 And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resurrection of
the Lord Jesus: and great grace was upon them all.

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Who was the first sinner?

1 Timothy 2:14 And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was
in the transgression.

In other religions like in Islam we see women are condemned to be evil and
at times equated to devils. Islamic text says their prophet saw hell full
of women. They have impossible rules for women to go to Heaven like one of
the main criteria for Muslims to enter Paradise is to perform Ramadan
(40days of fasting). Now women during their menstruation period are not
advised to fast so their fasting is considered invalid, they are not
allowed to even pray during their periods; therefore they are not able to
keep the complete 40days fast. If a Muslim woman is raped the blame first
lies on the woman and to prove her innocents she needs the help of 2 male
witnesses!

In other religions too we see discrimination between genders and this
includes Judaism. We need to get it into us even though Jews say they
follow the Bible yet because of their lack of understanding of it they do
not follow it. They like Muslims follow human traditions based on biblical
events and characters. Jesus is considered the greatest Jewish heretic thus
cursed by them.

We see in today’s message Eve is blamed for being deceived first yet we see
Adam is considered the first sinner. We need to understand it was to Adam
that God instructed not to eat of Tree of Good and Evil (Doubt) and he
failed to keep it, his love for Eve caused him to be blinded to the truth
and keep the command of God. He knew all things created by God before him
was good yet he wanted to know evil (that was Satan) which he was innocent
to.

People think a sin is only when a person breaks the Ten Commandments, they
do not realize every command that God speaks unto them directly also if not
followed is a sin. The Bible says after we have received the Holy Spirit
the Lord writes His commandments on our hearts (inner-man) and not on
stones.

Let us not be deceived like Adam who sinned since he got lost in his love
for that which God had given instead of the giver Himself. Let not our
blessings be the cause of our sin, but let us always keep the giver of
those blessings above all things.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You created all things and nothing exist that is
not your creation. Lord we pray we always remember everything comes from
You and that we do not fall due to our love for things given by You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 5:14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them
that had not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is
the figure of him that was to come.

1 Corinthians 15:22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be
made alive.

Hebrews 10:16 This is the covenant that I will make with them after those
days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their
minds will I write them;

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In the flesh - Gentiles

Ephesians 2:11 Wherefore remember, that ye being in time past Gentiles in
the flesh, who are called Uncircumcision by that which is called the
Circumcision in the flesh made by hands;

Yesterday a Catholic on FB had posted a video of Steve Ray who calls
himself a ‘Catholic Apologist’ mocking the term ‘born-again’. I did respond
to the video but what saddens me is that Christians are unable to respond
to people like these who try to twist the truth and scriptures, misleading
people for their own personal materialistic gains.

The term ‘born-again’ exist only once and that is in 1 Peter 1:23. The
words in John 3:3,7 are mistranslated as ‘born-again’, the actual Greek
words are ‘gennao anothen’ which means ‘born from above’. It refers to
being spiritually born / baptized in the Holy Spirit.

In the book of Romans, Paul says before being in Christ we were spiritually
dead due to sin or law (worldly righteousness). That means if we were evil
we were dead due the sins we were committing and if we were ‘good people’
we were yet dead to the false righteousness or worldly righteousness we put
on.

Today’s scripture strikes a very deep truth which even Believers need to
wake up to. It says even if we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ we are not
born of the Spirit (born-again). It is only when we are baptized in the
Holy Spirit we start the journey of being born-again. Anyone who sleeps
while on that journey of being born-again is eligible to enter the Kingdom
of God (although salvation is a person choice yet we enter Heaven as a body
- together).

Let us not fool ourselves or the world by calling ourselves ‘Christians’ if
we have not experienced the baptism in the Holy Spirit. The Greek term
‘baptizo’ translated as baptism comes from the textile / garments industry
that existed at that time. It was a term used to dye clothes, where the
cloth would take on the color of the dye dipped in. It refers to losing
one’s nature, one’s identity and putting on the nature / identity of the
one we are immersed in. That means baptism in Jesus Christ means putting on
the nature of Christ and baptism in the Holy Spirit means being death to
the flesh and being alive to the Spirit.

Today’s scripture literately uses the term Gentiles to those in the flesh.
That means even if we believe in Jesus Christ and not dead to our flesh
then we are not fully Christian.

Let us start saying ‘NO’ to our carnal desires and surrender more to the
Spirit. In our previous messages we saw leaving for Jesus, none including
Peter or Paul or anyone else was or is perfect. They all made mistakes, but
they never gave up on the path of change. Let us also keep up the battle
with our flesh and continue the path of change.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are our Loving Father. It is due to your Love that we experience
your Mercy, but your Righteousness can not overlook our imperfection. It is
for this reason You desire our transformation and therefore made a way for
us to receive the Spirit of your Son so that we are transformed and be
eligible to reconciled with You.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:3-7
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again [from above], he cannot see the kingdom of God.
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.

1 Peter 1:23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of
incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.

Romans 7:6 But now we are delivered from the law, that being dead wherein
we were held; that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the
oldness of the letter.

Romans 8:10,14,19
10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the
Spirit is life because of righteousness.
14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the
manifestation of the sons of God.

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The man imperfect

Acts 10:23-26

23 Then called he them in, and lodged them. And on the morrow Peter went
away with them, and certain brethren from Joppa accompanied him.

24 And the morrow after they entered into Caesarea. And Cornelius waited
for them, and had called together his kinsmen and near friends.

25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his
feet, and worshipped him.

26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man.

Bible has a very blunt way at putting things especially with names. We know
about David’s wife Abigail who was former wife of Nabal (married to David
after Nabal’s death). Interesting to note the name Nabal means ‘fool’ in
Hebrew. Imagine today someone being named Fool!

Yesterday my daughter Salome was asking me if her name was pronounced
Shalom or Salome. The word Shalom (shalowm) is the root word for many names
like Solomon, Salome, Salem (former name of Jerusalem)... all of them mean
‘peace’. Biblical names are given with purpose. Peter was one such case of
odd name like Nabal.

Simon the son of Jona was called Cephas which means stone (small stone) by
Jesus. This name caught on and became his permanent name. When the Gospels
and letters got translated into Greek the name Cephas became Peter (Petros)
which also means small stone. The word for rock in Aramaic is Suhas and in
Greek is Petra.

Simon was called Cephas / Peter because of his problem of being over
confident in the little he knew. In the Gospels we see Peter had the foot
in the mouth problem getting himself in trouble many a times with Jesus for
what he spoke. Even after Pentecost, after being baptized in the Holy
Spirit, yet Peter was not a total transformed person, it took time for him.
We know of Paul rebuking Peter before a congregation for the serious wrong
teaching he was spreading among the Gentiles (non-Jews).

In today’s message we see one area of change of Peter. In today’s message
we see Peter refraining Cornelius from bowing to him. Cornelius did not
worship Peter as a god but was giving him respect as a Man of God. Why
Peter refrained Cornelius was because the means of respect was worthy only
for God. In Hebrews (Israelites / Jews) bowing down, kissing of hand were
means of worship, even though Cornelius did not mean it the gestures would
be misunderstood, it was this reason Peter refrained Cornelius from doing
it.

Incidentally Peter was the same person before whom people laid the sick to
be healed by his shadow. This incident was not called for and even though
it happened in the presence of Peter and this fame spread beyond the city,
yet Peter did not rebuke them or stop them from doing it. They had lifted
Peter up more than what which was required. This act led to the first
persecution experienced by the Church. Peter learned his lesson the hard
way but he did change over time as noted in today’s message. This man who
spoke insane things at time in the start gives one of the deepest and most
precious jewels of revelation in his later letters.

When we compare this with Paul, we see people stole the clothing (apron) of
Paul and used it for healing since Paul did not encourage it. But later we
see this man of perfection did make mistakes of not abiding to the warnings
of the Holy Spirit and not discerning the advice of his colleagues to join
some Jews in a tradition to break their vow at a Synagogue. Paul later in
his last letters shares his weaknesses boldly.

Today the Lord is telling us let us not take our anointing for granted. Let
us discern everything, all the time. Let us not glorify ourselves with our
anointing. It is given for a purpose to be a light unto the lost to come to
the Father. It is given for the Salvation of the lost and not for us to
misuse it. Let us not allow people to worship us by their actions or by
their words. Let us be bold to share our imperfection to people so that
they know the real us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You alone Lord are worthy of praise
and glory. Lord we pray we never touch the glory due unto You. We pray we
do not misuse our anointing for our glory even unknowingly. Help us discern
the things happening around us and give us the courage to correct people
who lift us up instead of You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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

Acts 5:15-18

15 Insomuch that they brought forth the sick into the streets, and laid
them on beds and couches, that at the least the shadow of Peter passing by
might overshadow some of them.

16 There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto
Jerusalem, bringing sick folks, and them which were vexed with unclean
spirits: and they were healed every one.

17 Then the high priest rose up, and all they that were with him, (which
is the sect of the Sadducees,) and were filled with indignation,

18 And laid their hands on the apostles, and put them in the common prison..

Acts 10:30-32

30 And Cornelius said, Four days ago I was fasting until this hour; and at
the ninth hour I prayed in my house, and, behold, a man stood before me in
bright clothing,

31 And said, Cornelius, thy prayer is heard, and thine alms are had in
remembrance in the sight of God.

32 Send therefore to Joppa, and call hither Simon, whose surname is Peter;
he is lodged in the house of one Simon a tanner by the sea side: who, when
he cometh, shall speak unto thee.

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Lord is Lord of all

Romans 14:9 For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that
he might be Lord both of the dead and living.

Satan is normally associated with death and those in the Lord are expected
to ascend to heaven without dying, that is why we see the Catholics claim
that Mary did not die but ascended to Heaven, even though in Israel during
their ‘pilgrimages’ they light candles at the ‘TOMB of Mary’.

When we watch horror movies the dead or evil is mostly portrayed in the
flesh that is deformed or half eaten while holy people are projected clean
and mostly in long white clothes.

Hell is pictured a place ruled by Satan and his goons since Catholics drew
a picture of fire all over the place, people burning and devils torturing
them while Jews drew a picture of people tormented in large vase of burning
oil by devils. Both their image of hell is contrary to the Bible. They draw
this picture due to the name associated with Hell which was a valley
outside Jerusalem where garbage was burnt, so had a perpetual fire burning
there. They forget it was also a place where the unclean (people with
leprosy or exiled from the city) dwelt.

David in Psalm 139:8 wrote if he went to Heaven the Lord is present and
even if he went to Hell there too the Lord is present. If we read in
Revelation Hell is controlled by the Angels of God for they hold the keys
(symbolic) of Hell.

In 1 Peter 3:18-20 Peter writes Christ after death went to Hell and
preached to the souls form the time of Noah. It does not talk of Jesus
being tortured by devils there. His resurrection meant He was raised from
Hell. Peter uses the most appropriate word for Hell, he calls it a prison.

Jesus in His parable of Lazarus the beggar and the rich man pictures the
fire on hell burning inside the rich man and not outside, due to which the
rich man cries for even a drop of water be put on his tongue.

Hell is not a place of fire, people take their own fire to hell, for what
burns in hell are the sins within them, which is pictured as never dying
burning coals or never dying flesh eating worms.

God is God of all creation, but only those who have hope is Him consider
Him as Lord. Today’s message says Christ died and resurrected so that even
the dead (from the time of Noah since the covenant was started with Noah)
could have hope.

When we say ‘Jesus is Lord’ it is not just about acknowledging who He is
but more about His position in our lives. It means He is our Master, He is
our King and He is the final authority in our lives. That means we need to
submit to His will.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God, there is none other than You. Yet
You Lord do not enforce your Kingdom in our lives but give us the freedom
to choose. Lord we pray we choose You for from You comes life, eternal life
and abundance of life and far from You is suffering. Lord open our eyes to
the truth so that we walk in light and not in darkness...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed
in hell, behold, thou art there.

1 Peter 3:18-20
18 For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust,
that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but
quickened by the Spirit:
19 By which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison;
20 Which sometime were disobedient, when once the longsuffering of God
waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was a preparing, wherein few,
that is, eight souls were saved by water.

Matthew 22:32 I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God
of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive
for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Revelation 9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from
heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

Revelation 20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key
of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.

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Was Paul stubborn, not to listen to the Holy Spirit

Acts 21: 4,5 And finding disciples, we tarried there seven days: who said
to Paul through the Spirit, that he should not go up to Jerusalem. And when
we had accomplished those days, we departed and went our way; and they all
brought us on our way, with wives and children, till we were out of the
city: and we kneeled down on the shore, and prayed.

Those who are in to logic, in to combinations and permutations would find
today’s incident of interest. Here we have people (they were simple church
leaders and lay men) through whom the Holy Spirit warns Paul not to go to
Jerusalem. Later we see again another warning through a known Prophet named
Agabus (meaning locust - symbolizing destruction) who goes into details of
the things set for Paul at Jerusalem. What we see is Paul states ‘let the
will of God be done’ and still goes ahead to Jerusalem and finds that which
was prophesied coming true.

The question asked is if it was God’s will then why would the Lord warn
Paul through not once but twice?

What is more interesting to note Paul got caught by the Jews doing
something which Paul himself rebuked others like Peter for. He abided to
the wrong suggestion of James and others, and did not discern their advice.
Paul joined some Jews at a synagogue in a Jewish tradition of shaving their
head so as to conclude/break a vow. The Jews of Jerusalem mistook those
companying Paul of not being Jewish, thus caused the whole city Jews to
revolt against him and thus try to kill him, but the Lord saves him from
their hands and gets him arrested by the Romans.

What we need to ask is even though Paul’s desire to preach in Rome was
fulfilled at the end, was it necessary that Paul had to get arrested and
suffer the journey to go to Rome? Could there have not been an easier way
for the Lord to fulfill Paul’s desire? No doubt it was the Lord’s will that
Paul preach in Rome which was ultimately fulfilled, but was the process
necessary?

I am not saying Paul was wrong or right, but raising a question of the
purpose of warning by the Holy Spirit not once but twice to Paul. The Lord
must have known Paul’s future steps yet wanted to make known to Paul of the
difficult direction taken by him to do the Lord’s will. It was not the
Lord’s will for Paul to suffer thus gave the warnings.

What is more important to note is Paul who was considered a person of
perfect understanding of the Kingdom of God did a foolish step to get
caught by the Jews simply because he did not abide to the warnings.

These things are written not to belittle Paul but for us to understand
however great anointing may be on us, however great may be our work in the
Lord and however great may be our spiritual growth, it is important we
understand every step we takes requires the same caution we took when we
were little in the Lord. We should never be over confident or consider
ourselves knowledgeable. We should always discern our ways for the Lord may
advise us through people whom we are ministering. Like Balaam if we do not
listen to the Lord, the Lord will even talk to us through the donkey we
ride. Our hearts and intentions may not be evil like Balaam’s but may be
passionate for God’s Kingdom like Paul’s but then God has no intention we
suffer for His Kingdom, He is able to do all things good only if we abide
fully in Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and Heavens are your abode. Lord we pray we do
not get overconfident but be always sensitive to your Spirit. We pray we do
your will your way and not our way...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 21:10-15

Acts 21:18-27

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Doing the Will of the Father

Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with
his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of
Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

Yesterday we learnt about how Paul chose the difficult path to do the will
of the Lord by going to Jerusalem even though he was warned, not once but
twice. And we see how Paul did not discern the advice of his colleagues and
joined some Jews into taking part in a Jewish tradition, gets caught and
almost killed. The Lord saves him and sets him on his journey to Rome at
the hands of Roman soldiers.

In today’s message we see another similar situation where Jesus knowing the
outcome of His action yet did it so as to comply with the will of the
Father.

The Jews were under the rule of the Romans and had limited rights; even
their rulers could not put a person to death unless it was under religious
rules. They could punish them by whipping them 29 times or stone them for
blasphemy /adultery/breaking the Sabbath but other than that they could not
kill a person. For stoning charges needed to be proved else the person who
caste the first stone or the one who gave the consent to do so (like Paul
Saul did in the case of Stephen, people placed their robes at his feet
taking his approval) would be held for murder. Crucifixion was not a Jewish
tradition but a Roman tradition and Jesus was prophesied to be crucified.

Until the incident of healing Bartimaeus, Jesus enjoyed the respect and
protection of the Romans. He had some senior Roman army persons as His
followers, so although the Jews hated Him yet they could not do much
against Him other than try to stone Him under the Jewish religious law,
that too proven. The healing of Bartimaeus changed the relationship between
Jesus and the Romans and caused Jesus to be considered a Roman rebel. To
understand this we need to understand who Bartimaeus was and why he was
blind.

Bartimaeus was not born blind but made blind. Bar in Greek means son and
Bartimaeus was the son of Timaeus. As per records Timaeus was a very high
ranking Roman officer in Jericho. Bartimaeus was like a black sheep of his
family and had joined the rebels against the Romans. The Romans known for
instant hard justice spared the life of Bartimaeus but at the cost of
blinding him. Jesus by healing Bartimaeus undid a punishment thus went
against the authority of the Romans.

Jesus knew if He healed Bartimaeus He was signing His own death warrant.
Unlike the case of Paul, here we see Jesus had chosen the difficult path in
line with the will of the Father. Had Jesus not healed Bartimaeus, He would
not have been crucified and would not complete prophecies / sacrifices as
written in the books of Moses.

Let us understand it is not always the will of Father we suffer. There may
be some rare moments when we are called to be martyrs or take the hard way
to do what we are commissioned for. Most of the time we chose the hard way
ourselves even though God warns us not to, by speaking to us directly,
through His Word, through people or His anointed ones. Let us be sensitive
to the Spirit of God and discern everything we do.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord can do all things and since You are all
knowing You alone know that which is best for us. Your Word is lamp to our
feet and light to our path, You show that which is best for us and guides
is through your Word and your Spirit. We pray we abide in your Word and
your Spirit so that we chose the best path and not the difficult path...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 20:29-34
29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.
30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side, when they heard
that Jesus passed by, cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son
of David.
31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace:
but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, thou Son of
David.
32 And Jesus stood still, and called them, and said, What will ye that I
shall do unto you?
33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.
34 So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and
immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

Luke 18:35-43
35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain
blind man sat by the way side begging:
36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace:
but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him: and when he
was come near, he asked him,
41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee? And he said, Lord,
that I may receive my sight.
42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying
God: and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise unto God.

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The path to prosperity

1 Peter 3:8,9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of
another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous: Not rendering evil for
evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye
are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

Many people become Christians because they want to prosper in their lives;
it is sad when we see many Christians have their eyes on worldly prosperity..

Worldly prosperity is not evil, but not having control on it will destroy a
person, it is same as an alcoholic who claims to have control on his
drinking. It is for this reason that Jesus said it is almost impossible for
a rich man to inherit the Kingdom of God. God does not want us to be poor
but also does not want to lose us by blessing us with great worldly riches.
He desires us to be spiritually rich and worldly sufficient.

When we look at what is happening in Churches and at outreach programs, one
tends to wonder are they trying to add people to God’s Kingdom or trying to
keep people out of God’s Kingdom, since their focus is worldly prosperity.

The Greek word ‘eulogeo’ translated as blessing is a compound word made of
two words ‘eu’ which means ‘do well’ / ‘prosper’ and ‘logos’ which means
‘speak’, in other words it means to speak a word of prosperity. In Greek at
least the word ‘blessing’ speaks of the purpose of blessing, but in Hebrew
we see the word ‘barak’ translated as ‘bless’ does not specify prosperity,
thus also translated as ‘cruse’ in some places like in the book of Job when
his wife tells Job to curse [bless] God and die. When the Hebrews blessed a
person they would make it a point to speak the blessing and not just say
‘God bless you’. Simply saying ‘God bless you’ would mean ‘let God quicken
things in your life’; quickening in what direction would depend on the
heart condition of that person. Simply saying ‘God bless’ in Hebrew almost
amounted to saying let ‘God judge you quickly’. This is the reason Paul
makes it a point to specify in his letter to Romans.

In today’s message we read Peter advices a way to receive true prosperity
is being of one mind, brotherhood and being courteous. He says when we do
this we do not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing and thereby
knowing that we are called unto.

A true Christian is not an introvert thinking more of one self, but an
extrovert a person who knows his or her purpose is in the spiritual success
of others; helping the person in the natural just to make sure the
spiritual purpose is not lost.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. Your adobe is the Heavens. This earth and all
its things are temporary and made to refine us and make us worthy to
inherit your spirit Kingdom. Lord we pray we do not lose focus of the real
things by seeking the temporary things. We pray we seek real prosperity
which is your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

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.

Job 2:9 Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine
integrity? Curse [barak] God, and die.

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

Matthew 6:33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness;
and all these things shall be added unto you.

Romans 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

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Tomb of memory

John 20:6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the
sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

The Egyptians are famous for their dead more than anything else. They made
pyramids which were tombs of the dead. They believed the body of their
rulers and those in high places needed to be preserved for the person would
need it in his or her after life, just not the body even riches and all
things favorite objects including their close servants were buried along
them in the tomb so as to support them in their after live. The tombs took
many years to build so it was not necessary that they killed people or
buried them alive as believed in stories to be placed along with the main
person.

Among the Israelites when a Man of God or famous person died like in the
case Abraham they placed the body in a cave instead of burying it as per
customs. They later become object of worship. In case of Moses, God hid his
body so that they do not worship him.

Embalming the body was a custom the Samarian Israelites induced after their
exile in Egypt. This was not just putting a paste of spices on the body but
actually involved cutting and filling the body with grounded spices after
removing the internal organs like the Egyptians did. This embalmment was
done on the third day of death. The Jews of Galilee were followers of this
custom. We see the bringing back of Lazarus from his dead shook all the
people and caused them to greet Jesus with palms and also caused the
Pharisees to seek to kill not only Jesus but also Lazarus for this reason.
Jesus had not just raised him from death but also regenerated his internal
organs. Jesus cried at Lazarus tomb not because Lazarus died (Jesus knew of
it long before and came to bring him back to life) but on physically seeing
what they had done to his body and seeing their faithlessness.

In the case of Jesus’ death we see Mary His mother and also Mary Magdalene
and other women were followers of these customs, so after putting basic
spices with Jesus’ body on the day of His death and wrapping it in a linen
cloth they kept it in a tomb so as to finish the main ritual on the 3rd
day. The Greek word translated as tomb / sepulchre is the word mnemeion
from which we get the English word memory. The Samarian Jews had imported
Egyptian traditions by white washing them and mixing them with Jewish
beliefs

As per prophecy the body of Jesus did not see corruption and that had to be
testified so had to be kept but it did not undergo embalmment for He
resurrected before the 3rd day completed and when the women came to embalm
the body they did not find it. We find the women were so engrossed to
complete their rituals that Mary Magdalene was inquiring with the Angel,
not asking for an alive or resurrected Jesus (as per prophecy) but ask for
His body!

Jesus did appear to His disciples in a natural body after His resurrection,
to the extent of letting them feel the wounds of His palms; but then His
whole body was bruised from the crown of His head to His feet so much so
that scriptures say His bones were visible and He was not identifiable as a
human being, but all those wounds were not visible since they could
recognize Him. We also see His body was not restricted physically for He
could walk into closed rooms and appear at different places almost
instantly. Jesus was not bought back to life in His natural body like
Lazarus but resurrected in the flesh.

Today’s message tells us to give a thought to life and death. Death is the
end of a life but moving from the natural world to the spirit world. In the
natural world we have restrictions and have worldly relationships like
family, friends and social acquaintances but once we die we have only two
options that we move to either a Brethren or not a Brethren of Christ. If a
brethren of Christ then we will get to enter Heaven on Judgment Day to
enjoy an eternal and abundant life; if not a brethren of Christ then we
will suffer our sins and suffer for rejecting Christ and the Father’s Will.

Through today’s message the Lord is also telling us all the name, fame and
status we create here will be there for a period and like people’s memory
and earthly material will gradually perish through time.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and eternal God. Time is not a factor for You for You were
before the beginning and will exist forever. You gave life to man but also
made a way for him to dwell with You forever through the Tree / River of
Life that’s available in Heaven. We pray Lord we do not seek not rewards
and glory of this world which perish but seek the things of your Kingdom
which are eternal...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 11:11-13,17, 25-26,31-44

John 12:9-13,17-19
9 Much people of the Jews therefore knew that he was there: and they came
not for Jesus’ sake only, but that they might see Lazarus also, whom he had
raised from the dead.
10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to
death;
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed
on Jesus.
12 On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they
heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
13 Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried,
Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.
17 The people therefore that was with him when he called Lazarus out of
his grave, and raised him from the dead, bare record.
18 For this cause the people also met him, for that they heard that he had
done this miracle.
19 The Pharisees therefore said among themselves, Perceive ye how ye
prevail nothing? behold, the world is gone after him.

Acts 2:29-31
29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David,
that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day..
30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath
to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would
raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

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Complete annihilation of sin

Hebrews 9:25,26 Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high
priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others; For
then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now
once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the
sacrifice of himself.

In other religions like Hinduism, Jainism or even others we find their gods
/ spiritual leader claimed to come again and again in different avatars /
incarnations to attend to evil whenever it grows. They do not totally
destroy evil but control it. The reason behind this is that in their belief
there is a fine line between good and bad. At times good is bad and bad is
good. Even in beliefs like Buddhism or Taoism we see they seek a balance of
good and bad and not complete destruction of bad.

The reason behind such beliefs is they are based on human point of view,
since all these religions are manmade so the righteousness is human
righteousness; so as per human penchant the same thing will be good
sometime and bad another time. That is why in Hinduism gods take evil forms
or demons are also considered gods.

God is a Holy God and all about Him is perfect so He does not change.
Although He keeps growing in glory yet His ways, His Character is always
the same.

Today’s message talks of Christ who humbled Himself from the foundation of
creation, suffered since the foundation of creation, yet became a sacrifice
only once. He did not come to reduce evil or lessen our sins but came to
completely destroy it. But when we look at Christians who are baptized in
Christ we do not see a complete destruction of sin, so did Christ fail? NO

It is because we do not understand the purpose of the sacrifice of Christ
on the Cross that we assume Christ defeated Satan on the Cross and sin was
destroyed. There is two parts to sin one is the act and second the nature
to do the act i.e. robbery is a sin and the nature to rob is the sin
nature. The robbery sin can be forgiven but the sin nature needs to be
overcome by putting on the nature of God / Christ.

We need to understand by His sacrifice Christ made peace between man and
God; and by this peace man could receive the Spirit of God and it is the
Spirit of God who destroys the sin nature in us, He causes us to put on the
nature of Christ and thus helps us overcome our sin nature.

The total annihilation of sin happen is us and that happens collectively.
It means each one of us will not be perfect, but together as one body we
will become perfect and one day there will be someone who will have the
nature of Christ in them (the two witnesses). It was two who sinned and
caused all billions and trillions to be condemned as sinners, and at the
end it is the battle of these billions that produces two who justify all
those who are in Christ to be able to enter Heaven. It is only when we
understand this we will understand the need to work as one body with the
help of the Holy Spirit. It is only when we do that we will quicken our
entry to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. You Lord do not change and nor does
your Word change. Lord we pray we understand even though we are forgiven of
our sins yet we need to overcome the sin nature. Your grace and your Spirit
helps us overcome, help us to remain in grace by our faith and help us
surrender to your Spirit so that we become overcomers and receive access to
the Tree / River of Life in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Galatians 6:8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life
everlasting.

John 3:5 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.

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 22:2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of
the river, the tree of life, which bare twelve fruits, and yielded her
fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree for the healing of the
nations.

Revelation 11:3-12

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One is not born Christian but born-again

Romans 9:7 Neither, because they are the seed of Abraham, are they all
children: but, In Isaac shall thy seed be called.

There is a saying by living in a garage one does become a car so also one
does not become a Christian by being born in a Christian family. Among
Catholics they baptize an infant and even give a ‘Christian name’ to that
infant. They neither understand baptism nor realize by giving a name one
does not become a Christian.

In today’s message we see Paul applying the same yardstick to the Jews who
called themselves as People / Children of God. Paul tells them by being a
child / descendant of a chosen person does not qualify them as child of God
or as God’s people.

Many Christian are blinded by the term Israel / Israelite / Jew and think
anyone born in that country / race / belief is a chosen person of God. They
do not realize they were chosen as a race from which our Savior would come,
they had the promises of the Kingdom of God but lost it because they
rejected Christ.

Let us get it into us no one can enter the Kingdom of God by relationship
or by the efforts of another person, irrespective of how great the person
is. If that was the case then the other brothers and sisters of Jesus
(children of Joseph) leaving for James and Jude (Judas) would have also
been blessed in the Kingdom of God, but sadly they (along with Mary His
mother) are not named in early Church history after the death of Jesus
(Mary is named until Pentecost but after that she retired from ministry and
dwelled with her elder son).

As father, mother, brother, sister, husband, wife, son or daughter of Man
or Woman of God we have a promise of the blessings that are on that person
but do not inherit them by our earthly relationship. We only receive the
promises or blessings by our faith and our walk in the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are also a Righteous God. All that You do
Lord is in Justice and Truth. Your ways are perfect for You are perfect.
You are no respecter of man. You only see the hearts of people. Lord we
pray we are not deceived by earthly relationship but realize only being
born in Spirit and Truth can we claim your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:3-8
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee,
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.
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.

Matthew 12:50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in
heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

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

Matthew 22:29-30
29 Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the
scriptures, nor the power of God.
30 For in the resurrection they neither marry, nor are given in marriage,
but are as the angels of God in heaven.

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Knowing the Lord

Romans 9:15, 16 For he saith to Moses, I will have mercy on whom I will
have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So
then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God
that sheweth mercy.

Yesterday I was discussing with someone from a heretic church called
Emperor Emmanuel - Church of Zion which is based out of Muriyad, Kerala -
southern India. The place where are based from is called Zion and they have
an understanding, that all those who dwell in that place are the only ones
who will go to Heaven when the Lord comes again. Via this doctrine they
have conned many to sell their houses, their property, so as to donate it
to this institute. Later when their eyes open these people are disowned and
find themselves on the streets.

I asked this person why they use the term ‘Emperor’ and not ‘King’ as the
Bible uses. He did not understand the basic principle the term King is used
for a ruler of a kingdom and Emperor for ruler of an empire. It is based on
the size of the territory of land ruled that the term is applicable. In
their foolishness they equated the term King of Kings to Emperor trying to
give the Lord a promotion. The Lord is not King of any earthly kingdom; His
Kingdom is not of this world. Also He is not called King over worldly kings
but over His people who were given dominance over this world before they
sinned. By the term He confirmed we will overcome sin and will be restored
our kingship.

In today’s message we see another misunderstood concept. God says He will
have mercy on whom so ever He pleases and a person is not saved by his or
her merits but only by His mercy (grace - all the mercy needed). This
creates an image of a chess playing God (with Himself) and people as pawns.
This also causes people to blame God for the good and evil that exist. They
say nothing can happen without God’s knowledge, permission or will.

It is true God has mercy on whomsoever he desires and does not have on
whomsoever He desires. None can demand mercy from Him. But we need to
remember God is also a Righteous God and He is never unjust. This creation
is made based on free will. Those who want to return to Him must overcome
this world; He does not force them to do it. He being all knowing yet shows
mercy on those whom He knows will not truly seek His Kingdom. There is none
who can claim that they have not received His mercy, not even Satan. But
how much mercy is based on their heart’s state. If we have a repentant
heart than only we will receive greater mercy, but for grace (all the mercy
we need) we need faith. It is by our repentance we receive more mercy and
via mercy we receive the gift of faith and via our faith we receive saving
grace.

By the fact we have the ability to be atheist - decide God does not exist,
confirms we are not programed beings but free will beings. Ultimately we
cannot blame God for our destructions but only blame ourselves.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are a Merciful God but You are also a Righteous and Holy God. You
do not shower unlimited mercy on each and every one even though You are
impartial and not a respecter of man. Your mercy is received on basis of
your principles which do not contradict but are perfect. We thank You Lord
for your mercy on us and for your gift of faith which gives us our saving
grace...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 34:6-7
6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD
God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and
truth,
7 Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and
sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the
third and to the fourth generation.

Acts 10:34 Then Peter opened his mouth, and said, Of a truth I perceive
that God is no respecter of persons:

Romans 5:14-15
14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over them that had
not sinned after the similitude of Adam’s transgression, who is the figure
of him that was to come.
15 But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the
offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by
grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many.

Dated 25 May 2018
Bro Rollwyn

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There is only one God

1 Corinthians 8:5,6 For though there be that are called gods, whether in
heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,) But to us
there is but one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we in him;
and one Lord Jesus Christ, by whom are all things, and we by him.

Yesterday a sister was not well and I had to rush to her house to pray for
her. At her place some other Believers were there come to pray for her. The
sister’s family was previous Catholic now the mother and son are still
rooted in the Catholic Church while the both daughters are out of it
(though one under pressure sometimes accompanies her mother to the RC
Church). The Believers were disturbed with the Catholic images in the house
thinking they were the cause of disturbance in the house.

Christians Believers know there is no other God other than the Lord and all
other gods are decoys of evil spirits to make man to worship them. The
Catholics worship a goddess named Mary whom they think is the mother of
Jesus. They have substituted her in place of the Holy Spirit, giving her
all the importance due to the Holy Spirit. They have no idea they are
worshipping an evil spirit which comes in her name and deceives them.

Long ago as a Catholic my eyes were opened when the Lord revealed who this
Mary was through His Word. People ask the question why God does not open
every Catholic’s eyes to know Him to this deceit.

If we read Luke 3 when Simeon the Man of God beheld the child Jesus he
spoke of the revelation of how Jesus was going to be the stumbling rock
which will cause the rise and fall of many in Israel. He then turns to Mary
his mother and reveals how her name was going to be misused after her death
and how her heart was going to be pierced with a sword. What is interesting
like Jesus was a stumbling block to reveal the good and bad we see Mary’s
name is also used as a revealer of hearts of people, of those who are evil.

God is allowing people to worship this evil spirit that comes as Mary
because He was to expose the hearts of these pony pretenders who say they
love God but really do not; they come to God for their own personal worldly
gains. They want God on this world and do not want Heaven, since they love
this world, its people and its yield more than God and His Kingdom.

When we minister to the lost we need to minister to them hoping they are
not one of those hard hearted against God but one of those who are to
inherit His Kingdom. We should not rush and hit them with the Bible on
their heads. We are called to be led by the Holy Spirit knowing unless the
Holy Spirit does not open their eyes to the deception they will never be
free from its bondages. We may get them physically out of their Church by
our persistence but soon or later they will turn back like a dog to its
vomit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God and there is none other than You. The rebellious man
due to corruption causes them to hate You and worship evil spirits as gods.
Lord we pray for quickening in the lives of those who are your sheep that
their eyes may open to know You and know the Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 3:34-35
34 And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary his mother, Behold, this
child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a
sign which shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the
thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

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

Jeremiah 44:25-28
25 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, saying; Ye and your
wives have both spoken with your mouths, and fulfilled with your hand,
saying, We will surely perform our vows that we have vowed, to burn incense
to the QUEEN OF HEAVEN, and to pour out drink offerings unto her: ye will
surely accomplish your vows, and surely perform your vows.
26 Therefore hear ye the word of the LORD, all Judah that dwell in the
land of Egypt; Behold, I have sworn by my great name, saith the LORD, that
my name shall no more be named in the mouth of any man of Judah in all the
land of Egypt, saying, The Lord GOD liveth.
27 Behold, I will watch over them for evil, and not for good: and all the
men of Judah that are in the land of Egypt shall be consumed by the sword
and by the famine, until there be an end of them.
28 Yet a small number that escape the sword shall return out of the land
of Egypt into the land of Judah, and all the remnant of Judah, that are
gone into the land of Egypt to sojourn there, shall know whose words shall
stand, mine, or theirs.

John 2:3-4
3 And when they wanted wine, the mother of Jesus saith unto him, They have
no wine.
4 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, what have I to do with thee? mine hour is
not yet come.

Dated 26 May 2018
Bro Rollwyn

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 Tongues - Are you mad?

1 Corinthians 14:23 If therefore the whole church be come together into
one place, and all speak with tongues, and there come in those that are
unlearned, or unbelievers, will they not say that ye are mad?

Gather some Believers to discuss, throw in the topic ‘tongues’ and you will
see half of the lot calling it evil, something that was there before but is
not now, or the tongues that was in the NT speaks of an ability to speak in
many earthly languages without knowing them, they are against praying in
tongues unless one can translate/interpret what they are praying. Even
those who are pro speaking in tongues speak like they are speaking a
complex earthly language. I heard from a person teaching tongues by
repeating some words, as being very powerful!

The lack of knowledge of tongues makes people lose the purpose of praying
in tongues. They fail to understand at Pentecost the 120 spoke in tongues
and the three thousand outside HEARD THEM (collectively) speaking in their
individual languages. Tongues is a spiritual gift that lets us overcome our
worldly wisdom and understandings. It causes the spirit being to take
control over the natural being while communicating in the spiritual realm.
It is for this reason one will see the worldly wise as the first people to
reject praying in tongues.

The Holy Spirit appearing in the form of a dove while coming as a tongue of
fire over the disciples was to do with the understanding of tongues; and
the foolish world uses the symbol of dove as a symbol of the Holy Spirit or
a sign of peace. Noah let out a dove to find land even though a raven was
already doing that job. Any wise person who knows these two birds will
laugh at the wisdom of Noah, but yet Noah did this with the understanding
of tongues (as a shadow).

Praying in tongues, prophesying are some of the common spiritual gifts that
manifest when one is baptized in the Holy Spirit. Tongues is a Gift of the
Holy Spirit and yet we see Jesus never prayed in tongues, that does not
mean we do not have to. Like we sing and worship God in psalms continually
even though Jesus sang a hymn/psalm only once, that too right before He
went to the garden of Gethsemane.

In today’s message we see Paul advises the Church of Corinth not to pray in
tongues when people who are not Believers or people who lack understanding
are around. So let us be wise and not harden the hearts of those who belong
to these categories by forcing them to pray in tongues or praying in
tongues when they are around.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You are Spirit. Your Word says You desire your people
to pray in spirit and truth. Earthly wisdom is rejected by You and
considered foolishness. You gave us the gift of tongues which helps us
overcome our earthly wisdom and let the spirit take over when we pray in
tongues. We pray we understand the purpose of tongues and use it to bless
us more and more...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 2:5-12
5 Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation
under heaven.
6 And when this sound was heard, the multitude came together, and were
confounded, because that every man heard them speaking in his own language.
7 And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying, Behold, are not all
these that speak Galilaeans?
8 And how hear we, every man in our own language wherein we were born?
9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, in
Judaea and Cappadocia, in Pontus and Asia,
10 in Phrygia and Pamphylia, in Egypt and the parts of Libya about Cyrene,
and sojourners from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,
11 Cretans and Arabians, we hear them speaking in our tongues the mighty
works of God.
12 And they were all amazed, and were perplexed, saying one to another,
What meaneth this?

Matthew 3:16 And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway from the
water: and lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of
God descending as a dove, and coming upon him;

Matthew 26:30 And when they had sung a hymn, they went out unto the mount
of Olives.

Genesis 8:6-12
6 And it came to pass at the end of forty days, that Noah opened the
window of the ark which he had made:
7 and he sent forth a raven, and it went forth to and fro, until the
waters were dried up from off the earth.
8 And he sent forth a dove from him, to see if the waters were abated from
off the face of the ground;
9 but the dove found no rest for the sole of her foot, and she returned
unto him to the ark; for the waters were on the face of the whole earth:
and he put forth his hand, and took her, and brought her in unto him into
the ark.
10 And he stayed yet other seven days; and again he sent forth the dove
out of the ark;
11 and the dove came in to him at eventide; and, lo, in her mouth an
olive-leaf plucked off: so Noah knew that the waters were abated from off
the earth.
12 And he stayed yet other seven days, and sent forth the dove; and she
returned not again unto him any more.

Dated 28 May 2018
Bro Rollwyn

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Believers blaspheming!

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

In one of my older messages I had explained the concept of Paul delivering
someone unto Satan, repeating in short. Paul had no understanding or deal
with Satan to deliver anyone to him. Paul knew calling one ‘brethren’ meant
extending the protection or blessings of God on one’ life on to the other.
We people do not understand the power of calling a Man or Woman of God as
brethren; it is as good as being family to that person or having that
person’s daily prayers.

Paul by disassociating himself from them opened the door for Satan. Paul
did this not to destroy them completely but by the suffering of the flesh
they will be saved in the spirit.

Coming to the reason why Paul took this drastic, last option. We read the
scriptures says they blasphemed; they were not unbelievers but believers,
we read in 2 Tim 2:17-18 the reason given, it says they denied
resurrection.

We need to understand there are some things which are core to our faith and
if we deny or twist them then it is considered blaspheme. When it comes to
blaspheming God then there is nothing grave than that. One is considered as
blaspheming only when one is aware and yet doing it. If one is ignorant of
the truth then it is not considered as blaspheme. The Greek word blasphemos
is a compound word and means to injure the fame. Can I injure the fame of a
person not famous? It is only when I am aware of the fame of the person and
try to harm it, then alone I can be accused of blasphemy.

The term blasphemy is different from insulting, the second part ‘pheme’ of
the Greek word translated as fame refers to report or testimony. Since it
is more connected with spiritual matters thus used only with God, His Name,
His Kingdom, His people etc...

We see the Jews stoned Stephen to death accusing him of blaspheming Moses.
We also see they took the name of Moses before the name of God, meaning
they worshipped Moses more than God. Catholics do not understand by their
worship of Mary they too are accused of blaspheme.

Yesterday during my hospital visit of the sister (who by God’s grace is
better and hopefully will be discharged today) I met 2 Catholic sisters who
got a shocked when I revealed the real Mary and the Catholic Church. I am
sure they will henceforth withdraw from doing what they did, but if they
continue even after knowing then they will be accused of blaspheme.

Let us understand blaspheme is a thing that only a believer can do and not
an unbeliever. Some translations mistranslate Goliath as blaspheming
instead of defying when he mocked the Israelites. Let us look at our core
faith and check if we have our basics in place, our foundation is clear,
that we are not blaspheming God out of the hardness of our hearts.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God, all flame and glory belongs only to You. Your Word alone
is never changing and eternal. Lord we pray You open our eyes if we are
blaspheming by the hardness of our hearts. We pray we do not lift people
above You or your blessings above You. We pray that only You Name is lifted
high in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Timothy 2:17-18
17 And their word will eat as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and
Philetus;
18 Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is
past already; and overthrow the faith of some.

Mark 3:28-29
28 Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons
of men, and their blasphemies wherewith soever they shall blaspheme:
29 but whosoever shall blaspheme against the Holy Spirit hath never
forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin:

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

Dated 29 May 2018
Bro Rollwyn
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Knowing Christ from the OT

Luke 24:25,26,27 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to
believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have
suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses
and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the
things concerning himself.

In my 13 years as a Believer I have yet not come across one preacher or
teacher, who has preached or taught Christ in depth from the OT. Some have
touched bits and pieces but brushed only the surface, not hitting much
deep, giving milk or baby food rarely solid food.

Although the NT is mostly about Christ yet what we know of the Lord Jesus
Christ from the NT is not even 20-25% of Him. There is much, much more of
Him in the OT than in the NT.

Let me take an example the term Yahweh is a coined word by putting vowels
made so as to be able to pronounce ‘YHWH’ the word used for the Lord.
Almost all think Yahweh is the name of the Father; they do not know it is
not a name but more an acronym. The Hebrew alphabets are ideogram like the
Egyptian language; each alphabet represents a set of words or objects. The
word YHWH represents BEHOLD HAND BEHOLD NAIL. It actually is the Lord Jesus
Christ before He humbled Himself and came as man. When this is understood
by a person the very next question to come is ‘where all then is it written
of the Father’.

What the NT talks of the suffering of Christ is just minuscule to His
suffering which is from the foundation of creation.

You may notice almost all of my messages are from the NT; very, very rarely
it is from the OT. We as a Church are lacking spiritual maturity and
understanding. We love people who teach us simple things, short messages,
things that do not cause us to change drastically. The problem is we love
this world, things of this world very much and do not want to let go of
them easily.

When I say this it includes almost all the so called famous preachers,
local and international. I have seen some who started on a good note and as
they prospered financially they did not spiritually grow but went back to
baby food; today they mostly preach the ‘Prosperity Gospel’ which people
love to hear – a Gospel that goes against the Gospel of Jesus Christ as
preached by the Apostles.

When I preach in Churches, I pray to the Lord for the topic to preach on,
and I get topics of solid food mostly when I preach in Churches where
people are not well to do. In mega-Churches and well to do Churches the
topic are mostly milk and baby food, not solid food.

Let our flesh not be a hindrance to our spiritual growth. Let us let go of
our desires of this world and let us allow the Spirit of the Lord to
minister us. Let the Spirit of the Son reveal the Son to us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God. Your Word says You are one and yet
it speaks of the Father, Son and Spirit. Lord we pray You open the eyes of
the people to know You, we pray You transform their hearts to surrender and
desire your Kingdom more than the kingdom of this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 8:56-59
56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad..
57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast
thou seen Abraham?
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.

John 10:29-31
29 My Father, which gave [them] me, is greater than all; and none [man] is
able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.
30 I and [my] Father are one.
31 Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him.

John 17:11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world,
and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom
thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.

Dated 30 May 2018
Bro Rollwyn

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