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Most Important Commandment

1 Timothy 6: 14  That thou keep [this] commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

OT, the Lord gave us the 10 important Commandments through Moses and Jesus in the New Testament summed them into 2 and later fused it into 1 to His disciples which is ‘love one another as I have loved you’.

In today’s message we see Paul talks of a commandment of greatest important such that he tells Timothy (and us through it since these letters were read in Churches and were not personal to Timothy) to follow it without spot, unrebukeable and follow it until the appearing of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Was Paul overruling the Lord Jesus Christ and changing things? No.

The commandment if we look at was an expounding of the Commandment Jesus gave. Paul warned Timothy of the love of money the very thing most Christian Preachers preach of, how to get rich and richer. The first thing they pray for is worldly possessions. Paul asked Timothy to instead seek the Fruits of the Spirit above all things. He also instructed him to keep his own faith strong and make sure to witness his life and faith to many.

Today when we look at celebratory Preachers, those who organize big events and seek large crowds actual follow Paul’s commandment in the opposite. The first thing they want is money and riches. They will give excuses of cost of having large events but never talk about the amount to money that goes into their own pockets. They try to justify their efforts giving God no credit at all in all that they do. They will do anything to achieve their purpose even if their nakedness is visible to the people.

It may seem ironic that a rich man will have many worldly friends but will have no family. He will have great problems in trusting people even those closely related to him.

Paul did not give these instructions to Timothy alone but to you and me. We need to understand the seriousness of these instructions else we will be found amongst the goats on Judgment Day.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are an Awesome God. You made mere man the lowest amongst heavenly beings so that You can transform man and lift him to a great position. Lord we pray we who were exiled from Heaven may return to claim that eternal position. Let not vain temporary things like earthly riches and lusts be a cause for us to lose the real precious riches. Lord we pray we run our race most honestly and diligently...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

John 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.

Matthew 28:18-20
18  And Jesus came to them and spake unto them, saying, All authority hath been given unto me in heaven and on earth.
19  Go ye therefore, and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit:
20  teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I commanded you: and lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.

Matthew 19:21  Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go [and] sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come [and] follow me.

Luke 9:23  And he said to [them] all, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.

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What is Faith?

Hebrew 11: 1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We have heard many Preachers preached on this scripture concerning faith. When I would hear them, even though it sounded good to my ears yet in spirit it was not digestible for me, since I did some study on faith and about the different levels of faith starting from hope and manifesting to authority. Jesus who was perfect in faith was not called a ‘man of faith’ but called a ‘man of authority’.

I always insist all Christians who are serious about Bible study should have basic knowledge of the Biblical languages Hebrew and Greek. If we relook at today’s scripture going into its pure Greek interpretation to simple English it gives a better understanding of faith.

Hebrew 11:1 But faith is the confidence of hope, proof of things unseen.

In this scripture the Greek word translated as substance/confidence is a compound word and means understanding. So indirectly faith is the understanding of hope and confirmation of the unseen.

Hope is the first level of faith, maturing to trust and then to faith, but the perfection of faith is authority.

Here we see Paul (supposedly) speaks of how understanding of the truth converts our hope into faith when we get a confirmation of things hoped for..

We lack faith since we do not seek the truth and have distorted understanding of the truth. The moment we get a clearer understanding of the truth our faith will high and life will be unlike that we have known.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are perfect and so also is your Word perfect. We do not seek the true understanding of your Word and thus are far from the truth and thus struggle in life and with our problems. Lord we pray we thirst more and more for your Word and right understanding of your Word so that we become people of perfect faith, people of authority...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 8:26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

John 5:45  Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust.

Matthew 9:22  But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Matthew 8: 5-10
5  And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6  And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
10  When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Mark 1:22  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

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What is Faith?

Hebrew 11: 1  Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

We have heard many Preachers preached on this scripture concerning faith. When I would hear them, even though it sounded good to my ears yet in spirit it was not digestible for me, since I did some study on faith and about the different levels of faith starting from hope and manifesting to authority. Jesus who was perfect in faith was not called a ‘man of faith’ but called a ‘man of authority’.

I always insist all Christians who are serious about Bible study should have basic knowledge of the Biblical languages Hebrew and Greek. If we relook at today’s scripture going into its pure Greek interpretation to simple English it gives a better understanding of faith.

Hebrew 11:1 But faith is the confidence of hope, proof of things unseen.

In this scripture the Greek word translated as substance/confidence is a compound word and means understanding. So indirectly faith is the understanding of hope and confirmation of the unseen.

Hope is the first level of faith, maturing to trust and then to faith, but the perfection of faith is authority.

Here we see Paul (supposedly) speaks of how understanding of the truth converts our hope into faith when we get a confirmation of things hoped for..

We lack faith since we do not seek the truth and have distorted understanding of the truth. The moment we get a clearer understanding of the truth our faith will high and life will be unlike that we have known.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are perfect and so also is your Word perfect. We do not seek the true understanding of your Word and thus are far from the truth and thus struggle in life and with our problems. Lord we pray we thirst more and more for your Word and right understanding of your Word so that we become people of perfect faith, people of authority...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Matthew 8:26  And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the winds and the sea; and there was a great calm.

John 5:45  Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father: there is [one] that accuseth you, [even] Moses, in whom ye trust.

Matthew 9:22  But Jesus turned him about, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; thy faith hath made thee whole. And the woman was made whole from that hour.

Matthew 8: 5-10
5  And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,
6  And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of the palsy, grievously tormented.
7  And Jesus saith unto him, I will come and heal him.
8  The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.
9  For I am a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this [man], Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth [it].
10  When Jesus heard [it], he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel.

Mark 1:22  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes.

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Glory of Christ in the Church

Ephesians 3: 21 Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.

Some days back I saw a post put by someone say ‘Satan is not disturbed when you read the Bible but gets worried when you apply it’ and ‘Satan is not worried when you become a member of a Church but worried when you attend it’.

In USA and many other developed countries we find Christians are on the street protesting so that the governments open Church doors so that they get together to worship God. Ironically the people leading these rallies are none other than the heads of large rich ministries.

The people most affected by the pandemic is the poor and the very rich; the middle class has been able to sustain the lockdown but the poor are dying of hunger and the rich are dying of greed.

The first part of Satan about us implementing the Word is true, for it fails his plans to destroy us, but the second part of we being in Church causing him to worry is not true. It may surprise many that the safest place that Satan finds to put Christians is inside the institute called ‘Church’.

Keeping Christians outside church causes them to thirst God more and do His mission more.  But when they attend a church soon they are bought under the control of man and led by men not led by the Holy Spirit and controlled by the Holy Spirit.

Churches have become a Bermuda Triangle where most Christians get lost and die spiritually. The legalism and traditions that rules the Church fails the purpose why they exist.

Prayer life is not a weekly affair nor something that requires us to gather together. Personal prayer life should be many over praying in a community. Also worshiping the Lord should be above our importance to pray. We do not realize if we truly worship God we will have less reasons to pray to the Lord.

I have mentioned before the Greek word ‘ekklesia’ is a compound word which means ‘to be out on a mission’. Church is Church when it steps out and not when it gathers together. The Church during the time of Apostles met weekly on Sundays mainly to give unto the people of the Church, they gathered regularly to study the Word, worship, fellowship (encourage each other) and forgive each other more than they gathered to pray. They did not need to pray together unless there was a calamity because God provided them well, they shared and they were satisfied.

Let us understand Church, let us be Church while we are outside that place of gathering. Let us seek the glory of Christ amongst the people and not in a structure.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord make us to be part of You and be the light in the darkness. Lord we pray we try to shine your light and not our own light. We pray we be Church more than seek to be in church, so that your glory shine in the Church...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 1:16-18
16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
18  And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all [things] he might have the preeminence.

Matthew 28:18-20
18  And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
19  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
20  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen.

Acts 2:41-47
41  Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added [unto them] about three thousand souls.
42  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43  And fear came upon every soul: and many wonders and signs were done by the apostles.
44  And all that believed were together, and had all things common;
45  And sold their possessions and goods, and parted them to all [men], as every man had need.
46  And they, continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, did eat their meat with gladness and singleness of heart,
47  Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.

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Drinketh in the rain and bringeth forth herbs

Hebrews 6:7-9  For the earth which drinketh in the rain that cometh oft upon it, and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by whom it is dressed, receiveth blessing from God: But that which beareth thorns and briers [is] rejected, and [is] nigh unto cursing; whose end [is] to be burned. But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak.

Rain in the Bible has two meanings (symbolism) one is mercy and other wrath. The ‘former rain’ is symbolized as mercy (scarce rain/mercy), later rain as grace (sufficient rain/mercy), coming to wrath, rain which causes floods, destruction and loss to life is also shown as wrath of God.

In today’s message we find Paul putting rain as mercy for he mentions along with another blessing of herbs (small plants like vegetables and medical plants) which blesses man with nourishment and healing. But in all this provision the Lord expects us not to have thorns and briers (thistles), if found will be destroyed and will not receive salvation.

Thorns in work symbolize problems as was the curse on man in Genesis 3 along with thistles which symbolize losses. But in today’s verse being associated with life thorns would symbolize errors or sins and thistles as loss in productivity.

In other religions we see to seek God they try to go into isolation and far from civilization, but in Christianity it is the opposite, we are told to seek God amongst the people. We are told to edify the people and by serving them to find God. This edification does not mean just social edification (physical needs) but more spiritual edification (leading them to the truth). And while doing this we are called to strengthen our walk in the Lord, following His ways.

Locking oneself or keeping oneself far from people even if is to pray for them is not going to get us to Heaven. We are called to serve them that means to step out or connect with them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord have created man for a purpose of being a light in the darkness to as overcome the darkness. Lord we are fooled to think being a light amongst other lights is going to get us to You. We pray we are not found with thorns and thistles on the Day of Judgment but with Fruit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 16:24  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Matthew 5:14-16
14  Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
15  Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house.
16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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

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Was Melchisedec a Priest?

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

We know it was through Abraham the promised generations were called unto the Lord and it was through Moses that the priestly system was introduced. No doubt after Noah people did know God and worship Him but the sacrifice system was not known and thus there was no question of a priestly system existing. The duty of a Priest is to make sacrificial offerings to the Lord and broker peace between man (sacrifice offered for) and God. After the sacrificial system was explained through Moses were Priests appointed and Aaron was the first amongst them. So by what angle was King Melchisedec a Priest?

Secondly we need to understand the Romans also did not have a king system, they followed a senate / council system. The Senate was the governing and advisory assembly of the aristocracy in the ancient Roman Republic. It was not an elected body, but one whose members were appointed by the consuls (highest ranking officials from the armed forces and public services - magistrates), and later by the censors. Therefore the Greek term basileus - ‘king’ used here did not mean actual king but used for a prince or leader of the people it comes from the root word sole of the foot. The term king in Greek occurs only twice that too as a name of a person (Melchi - my king)

Another factor we need to note is Jesus as man was not called the King of Peace but called Prince of Peace. Even in Revelations we find Him addressed as Prince/Chief of Princes (us) which is mistranslated as King of Kings in some translations. It is the Lord (not man) who alone is King. We can say Jesus as Christ as King but Jesus as man as Prince, thus on Judgment Day He comes as arch (chief) or leader of those saints transformed as Angels.

Melchisedec did bring bread and wine (grape juice) which was the standard food for the people and this should be equated to the emblems Lord Table, the bread which King Melchisedec bought was not matstsah (unleavened bread) one used at the Lord’s Table.

King Melchisedec was not without father, without mother, without beginning, without end, a Priest forever and Son of God. It is only when we actually translate his name which means King of Righteousness (symbolizing the Lord) we will understand whom it refers to. Abram did not give his tithe to a man but gave to the Lord, the man simply received it in His name.

About 2 months back when I had sent a message on this same matter, someone in one of the FB groups made a comment, ‘was Melchisedec Abraham’s Pastor to receive the tithe’?

Abram tithed Abraham did not. Children of Jacob, children of Israel did tithe, but Israel did not. Those who are led by the Lord do not give just 10% but as the Lord leads, that is why NT does not talk much on it. Are we of Abram or of Abraham? Children (spiritual) tithe those led by the Lord do as the Lord leads.

We are called to be Heavenly Priests according to the order of the Lord and not earthly Priest according to the order of Aaron.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are eternal and only in You is eternal life. We are called to live eternal in You, that is why only in Heaven can we have access to eternal life for the Tree/River of Life comes from You. Lord we pray we so not seek an earthly Priesthood which is temporary but a Heavenly Priesthood that is eternal...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Hebrew 7:2-4
2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.
4  Now consider how great this man [was], unto whom even the patriarch Abraham gave the tenth of the spoils.

Hebrews 7:11  If therefore perfection were by the Levitical priesthood, (for under it the people received the law,) what further need [was there] that another priest should rise after the order of Melchisedec, and not be called after the order of Aaron?

Revelation 17:14  These shall make war with the Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of lords, and King of kings: and they that are with him [are] called, and chosen, and faithful.

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Turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees, or air!

(Thomas Brooks, "The Crown and Glory of Christianity, or, HOLINESS, the Only Way to Happiness", 1662)

"Our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12:29

Chaff and stubble cannot stand before that God, who is a consuming fire. Oh, how will the ungodly tremble and quake when the whole frame of heaven and earth shall break in pieces, and be set in a flame about their ears! Oh . . .
  what trouble of mind,
  what horror and terror of conscience,
  what weeping and wailing,
  what crying and roaring,
  what wringing of hands,
  what tearing of hair, and
  what gnashing of teeth,
will there be among the ungodly in this day--when they shall see their sins charged upon them on the one side--and divine justice terrifying them on the other side! 

When they shall look upward, and there see an angry God frowning upon them; 
and look downward, and there see Hell gaping ready to receive them; 
and look inward, and there find conscience accusing and gnawing of them! 

When they shall look on their right hand, and there behold the holy angels standing with so many flaming swords to keep them out of Heaven; and look on their left hand, and there behold the devil and his demons ready to drag them down to the lowest Hell! Oh, now how will they wish for the rocks to fall upon them, and the mountains to cover them! How will they wish that they had never been born; or that they might now be unborn! How will they now wish that their immortal souls were mortal; or that they might be turned into beasts, birds, stones, trees, or air--or anything rather than what they are!

Alas! what heart is able to conceive, or what tongue is able to express--the fear and dread, the horror and terror, the astonishment and amazement, which will fall upon all ungodly people in that day!

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath, but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." 1 Thessalonians 5:9

They met to give

1 Corinthians 16: 2 Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

Ask any person who is not a Christian to describe a Christian and the most probable thing they will first say is ‘Christians on Sundays go to Church to pray’.

We see Christians during the time of the Apostles did gather on Sundays not primarily to pray but to give their weekly givings to the Church. Gathering was not a weekly program but almost a regular, daily program. When we read Acts 2:42 it points to the priority of their gathering and that is learning the Word, having fellowship (encouraging each other), breaking of bread (asking forgiveness) and lastly for prayers. Prayers was not their first priority as we see in today’s gatherings but growing in the Word of God was.

Today we have become a self-centric people always putting our wants and needs first. God is all about receiving and using for our own desires. How many times have we come before God simply to worship Him and not to beg things out of Him? How many times have we realized He is God and already knows what we need or suffer?

I am not saying we should not pray but do not make God an object to receive, there are other things like knowing Him, worshiping Him, building our relationship with Him which are more important and should be of higher priority over prayers.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Omnipotent and Omnipresent. Nothing is hidden form You. You know our thoughts even before the words come out of our mouths. Lord we pray let not our prayer meetings be not all about asking but more of worshiping and knowing You. Let prayer be a lifestyle and not a habit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 2:42  And they continued stedfastly in the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and the prayers.

1 Timothy 4:5  for it is sanctified through the word of God and prayer.

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Who Blaspheme God?

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

When we look at terms like ‘false prophet’ that person cannot be a person who does not know God and not having a Calling in his or her life. To misrepresent one needs to be a representative or at least knowing what or whom they are trying to misrepresent.

Similarly in today’s scripture the people who are accused of blaspheming God were not people ignorant of who God is. These people were Believers.

The worse haters of God are not those who do not know Him but those who know Him yet turned away for Him for various reasons. In fact the person who heads the evil ministry is none other than one who was closest to Him, but greed triggered his backsliding and bought about darkness.

Let us be aware the worse haters of God are not those outside the Church but those within. They for their personal reason or madness would go to any extend of destroying souls without not blinking an eyelid..

It is time we identify these wolves in sheep clothing and distant them from the Church. Paul said if we do not judge them who are within then how we can qualify for the great things in Heaven of judging Angels.

Judging does mean we condemn them to Hell for that is a judgment only the Son of God as man on Judgment Day can take, what we do is to take steps to correct them. Here we see Paul handed them to Satan means disconnected the protection extended to them in other words declared them Heathen (outsider), by doing this they we open for suffering in the flesh and possible realization.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are awesome God. You are Merciful God. When elements of your Heavenly creation rebelled against your ways You immediately did not punish them but set a due time for them. Knowing that they will not repent of their ways You created mere man to bring sense to others. Lord we pray we do not harden our hearts and become an enemy of the Living God...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 2:19  Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.

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

2 Peter 2:4  For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Jude 1:6  And angels that kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

1 Corinthians 5: 9-13
9  I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;
10  not at all [meaning] with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world:
11  but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.
12  For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?
13  But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.

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

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Who Blaspheme God?

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

When we look at terms like ‘false prophet’ that person cannot be a person who does not know God and not having a Calling in his or her life. To misrepresent one needs to be a representative or at least knowing what or whom they are trying to misrepresent.

Similarly in today’s scripture the people who are accused of blaspheming God were not people ignorant of who God is. These people were Believers.

The worse haters of God are not those who do not know Him but those who know Him yet turned away for Him for various reasons. In fact the person who heads the evil ministry is none other than one who was closest to Him, but greed triggered his backsliding and bought about darkness.

Let us be aware the worse haters of God are not those outside the Church but those within. They for their personal reason or madness would go to any extend of destroying souls without not blinking an eyelid..

It is time we identify these wolves in sheep clothing and distant them from the Church. Paul said if we do not judge them who are within then how we can qualify for the great things in Heaven of judging Angels.

Judging does mean we condemn them to Hell for that is a judgment only the Son of God as man on Judgment Day can take, what we do is to take steps to correct them. Here we see Paul handed them to Satan means disconnected the protection extended to them in other words declared them Heathen (outsider), by doing this they we open for suffering in the flesh and possible realization.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are awesome God. You are Merciful God. When elements of your Heavenly creation rebelled against your ways You immediately did not punish them but set a due time for them. Knowing that they will not repent of their ways You created mere man to bring sense to others. Lord we pray we do not harden our hearts and become an enemy of the Living God...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 2:19  Thou believest that God is one; thou doest well: the demons also believe, and shudder.

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

2 Peter 2:4  For if God spared not angels when they sinned, but cast them down to hell, and committed them to pits of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment;

Jude 1:6  And angels that kept not their own principality, but left their proper habitation, he hath kept in everlasting bonds under darkness unto the judgment of the great day.

1 Corinthians 5: 9-13
9  I wrote unto you in my epistle to have no company with fornicators;
10  not at all [meaning] with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous and extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world:
11  but as it is, I wrote unto you not to keep company, if any man that is named a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a reviler, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such a one no, not to eat.
12  For what have I to do with judging them that are without? Do not ye judge them that are within?
13  But them that are without God judgeth. Put away the wicked man from among yourselves.

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

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Law for the lawless

1 Timothy 1: 9,10  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, 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;

We have many scriptures about how God gave the law for the sinners of various types of sins. But in today’s scriptures we find a unique way Paul has put the various categories; how he has grouped them.

Lawless [without rule] and disobedient [against rule]
Ungodly [not worshipping god] and sinners [err]
Unholy [corrupted] and profane [common]
Father killers [destroyer of their generators] and mother killers [destroyers of their comforters]

Then he puts manslayers, whoremongers, they who defile themselves with mankind, menstealers, liars and perjured persons as miscellaneous category.

What is very interesting is if we take the antonym (opposite meaning) of the four groupings without breaking their priority they give a new dimension or understanding to us.

If we truly know the law we will not break it.
If we truly worship God we will not sin.
If we seek incorruption we will not be common.
If we love our Creator [whom our fathers represent] we will surely love our Comforter [whom our mothers represent].

What is also interesting is the other way of approach is not necessarily successful

We cannot try to not break the law if we do not know it.
We cannot avoid sin if we do not truly worship God.
We cannot be uncommon without seeking incorruption.
We cannot love the Creator by just loving the Comforter.

I found some of these (in fact all most all) truly profound and deep if we really understand it.

Let these facts get written in us and remind us every day. Let us know His Law, worship God, seek incorruption and love our Creator.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and You alone are Holy. We pray we truly worship You so as to battle sin, we truly seek your Law and wholeness in You, may our love for You grow day by day. We pray these transform us to Sons and inheritors of your Kingdom...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 3:19  Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it speaketh to them that are under the law; that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may be brought under the judgment of God:

John 4:24  God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

1 Peter 1:23  having been begotten again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, through the word of God, which liveth and abideth.

John 8:42  Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I came forth and am come from God; for neither have I come of myself, but he sent me.

1 John 2:15  Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him.

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Untamable Beast

James 3:7,8  For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: But the tongue can no man tame; [it is] an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.

We have seen even the worse like of animals if removed from their normal habitat and put in a domesticated habitat they forget the natural behavior and take on a domesticated nature. Tigers, lions, bears, elephants, snakes, crocodiles, gorillas name them and they can domesticated to a large percentage.

With this pandemic I was surprised to know the large scale in which China runs poultry not of just chickens or birds but even wild animals like tigers, bears, snakes, raccoons, bats etc. for the exotic meat market that runs on superstitious beliefs such as eating some animals parts increases fertility or works as an aphrodisiac.

People think fights are cause due to wrong or misplaced words but do not understand 38% of the fights are due to tone of voice. It is not just what we say but also how we say it can break or damage relationships.

In today’s message the Lord is telling us it is easier to tame any animal or beast of this earth but more difficult to tame the tongue. It does not refer to just the organ in our mouth but our communication as a whole. We may be on a chat or on FB posting comments and can hurt people by what we type (say).

Today the Lord is telling us as humans we cannot tame our communication be it verbal or nonverbal, we need the help of the Holy Spirit. By ourselves we cannot control this untamable beast but with His help we can and for that we need to be in Christ (putting on the nature of Christ), scripture says ‘in Christ I can do all things’, not by ‘believing in Christ’ (Philippians 4:13 the word is mistranslated as ‘through’).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Father and You alone are our spirit Father. Lord You gave us communication as a means to cohabitate and build each other. You Word is life and we pray we too speak words of life and not of darkness and death. We pray our every kind of communication be to edify people and ourselves, not to destroy...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 3:6  And the tongue [is] a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

Psalms 55:21  [The words] of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war [was] in his heart: his words were softer than oil, yet [were] they drawn swords.

Psalms 59:7  Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords [are] in their lips: for who, [say they], doth hear?

Psalms 140:3  They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders’ poison [is] under their lips. Selah.

Philippians 4:13  I can do all things through {in} Christ which strengtheneth me.

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Paul the knowable too faced challenges
2 Timothy 4:14-16  Alexander the coppersmith did me much evil: the Lord reward him according to his works: 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.

Being into Apologetics, in our groups often we used to have internal debates on topics and at times one brother would throw a question which would derail the other’s thought process or understanding of scriptures because all came from different Churches with different foundations. There were some who did not believe in the workings of the gifts of the Holy Spirit (a somewhat Catholic belief), thus they neither laid hands to heal, speak in Tongues nor did prophecy.

There was one time I remember I got into a hot debate and a bother tried to put me in a fix but thankfully the same night in a vision the Lord attended to that and I was not too shaken up. Although I knew the answer I did not bother to revert immediately since one should speak to a person who wants to listen and not to a deaf person.

People think it is a big problem to answer those who do not believe in God like Atheist or even an Agnostic, or those who believe in some other god like a Muslim, Zoroastrians, or many gods like Hindus, Confucianism, or religions which are confused as to having or not having a God/gods like Jainism, Buddhism etc... The biggest problem is not debating (in a good way as to understand) with these but debating with those within ‘Christianity’, people who call themselves ‘Christians’ but deny the truth. These people know about God, about Jesus and about scriptures but fail to know God, know Jesus and know true revelation of scriptures. The mere fact that one can hardly find any Apologist even amongst top names who performed or performs healing by laying hands or did any deliverance, shows the state of our knowledgeable experts. On the other hand those who do are those merely operating in Gifts and having no good understanding of scriptures.

In today’s message we find Paul struggled to respond to a person named Alexander the coppersmith. He was a Greek by origin and later accepted Christianity. This person along with Hymenaeus became great challenges to even Paul the person most admired for his knowledge and understanding of scriptures. Paul initially gave up in person and let the Lord bring them to senses. He said in his first letter to Timoty that he handed them over to Satan, not that Paul had any deal with Satan but Paul took away the hand of protection extended over them so that they would learn by suffering in the flesh. But in this second letter Paul seems to have addressed Alexander with help of the Lord even though others present there did not support him initially.

We all need to be-aware Satan works in the Churches more than he does outside it.

Our knowledge and understanding of the Bible will not be challenged by people outside the Church as much it will be challenged by people within the Church. You will be shocked at the various shades and colors of Christianity that exist only because people do not study the Bible themselves with the help of the Holy Spirit but do so through the eyes of others humans.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are gentle in Spirit and not associated with confusion. Most Christians are drowning in confusion because they are led by other humans and not by your Spirit. Lord we pray Christians stop worshipping other ‘Christians’ and seek only You. We pray they have a clear understanding and boldness in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

2 Timothy 4:17-18
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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Battling Storms

Acts 27:15  And when the ship was caught, and could not bear up into the wind, we let [her] drive.

Men who spend most of their life in sea are the people who will understand this scripture and not a theologian. If you read Bible commentaries you will find notes of hopelessness but for a sailor it is the smartest thing to do, a verse of hope.

When there is a raging storm, very difficult to fight with a sail ship the captain does not try to go against the wind else his ship will break the ship, so the best thing for him to do is let the wind drive it keeping the ship face pointing against the waves not with their backs to it, only thing he will fear is the difficulty to stir it from rocks if near land, therefore it is safer to be in the middle of the sea during a storm than near land.

In spiritual life this is the same situation. When we are caught in a storm of temptation trying to stir the ship against it is like fighting temptation in the flesh. If the storm is great it will just break the person fighting it, for this reason Bible does not tell us those growing spiritually, to fight temptation but flee from it, it advices us to avoid the storm not fight it. Also incase caught in it, it is better to have no materialist desires for they are like rocks which will just crush us.

Those who are mature are not sail ships but those having engines making it easier to go against storms. Also those who are famous (public figures) are like large ships, for them too it is difficult to go against the storm even if they have an engine, they too need to flee temptation and not fight it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit, You made us spirit beings but put us in the flesh so that we overcome the flesh and its desires. You know only when we are led in the spirit and strong in spirit will be able to over the flesh easily, thus asked us to flee temptations while growing in spirit. Lord we pray we know our spiritual state, know when to fight and when to flee...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1 Corinthians 10:14  Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from idolatry.

1 Timothy 6:11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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Cloak with Carpus in Troas

2 Timothy 4: 13  The cloke that I left at Troas with Carpus, when thou comest, bring [with thee], and the books, [but] especially the parchments.

When we get into word study (Hebrew and Greek words) the kind of revelations that come from it are at times astonishing. It is a matter of interpretation so can be rejected by some and accepted by others but the fact that it has something to say and is not coincidental cannot be denied.

Paul instructs Timothy to fetch him his books (papyrus), including scriptures (OT was normally written on parchments). But what is interesting are the words cloak, carpus and troas in Greek when put together have great revelation.

The Greek word for cloak is phelones, it is assumed to root from the word phaino which means to shine one’s light.

The Greek word Carpus / Karpos means fruit.

The Greek word Troas is from which comes the word Trojan. We all know the story of Trojan, how in a wooden horse which looked like a large toy was hidden a living army which broke into and took over an impenetrable fort. A Trojan can be used by an enemy but also by a lawful force to break into the enemy’s camp. In IT Trojans are mostly related to viruses since they normally carry a payload that causes damage but when security services need to seek access into systems of criminals they too use similar technics.

The Word of God if followed as per English translations is like the wooden horse which looks great and mighty but does nothing much other than entertain. The real power of the Word the living active working power is within when one digs into it. Thus those who think expounding of scriptures should not be complicated, are those who possess just a wooden horse, but those who know that the Word is not simple but highly complex and thus dig deep into it are the ones who find the living army within.

To bear Carpus/Karpos or fruit is the purpose of the Word. It is only those who bear fruit are the ones who are not burnt by fire on Judgment Day and the ones who receive eternal life.

Coming to cloak an object/instrument used while traveling to protect oneself from storms.. What we do not realize is only when we travel and face storms we shine the light of Christ. It does not mean we need to leave our houses and be on the road but means we need to move out of our comfort zones and face challenges that come when we share the Gospel of Christ. If there was no persecution and problems to give the Gospel of Christ, Believers would never become Christians.

Today let these 3 Greek words Phaino (phelones/cloak), Carpos and Troas be written in our minds and bring about a change in us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord chose the foolish of this world not those who lack mental ability but those who are of another spirit than this world. You Lord give them your Spirit of Truth so that they are filled with wisdom and know the Truth. Lord we pray we also understand the purpose of your mission, we pray we realize though it is to seek the lost and bring them to You, yet it is more about building us in You. This mission helps us shine your light through us and at the same time build your Fruits in us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 3:9  And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.

Matthew 5:16  Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

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

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

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Comparing themselves among themselves

2 Corinthians 10:12  For we dare not make ourselves of the number, or compare ourselves with some that commend themselves: but they measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise.

Our problem with wisdom is understood by the simple fact that we do not understand simple scriptures like Proverbs 27:17 which speaks of man sharpening another man like iron does to iron.

Those who work with tools or even a woman who sharpens knife in the kitchen knows this basic fact that one does not use the same material to sharpen, one needs a harder surface material to sharpen. When one takes the same material what is achieved is sparks and noise but very little result. It is only when one takes a stronger surface material that one gets things sharpened.

When a person is new in the Lord we can be of great blessing to that person but as the person grows we should start to handover the person to the Holy Spirit and not be their perpetual guide. If Jesus as man did not do it then how do we dare to do it?

Since we do not try to make people better than us, the very element of being humble (not making ourselves less but making others more) is the reason why we have men leading men, men comparing themselves to another man and being satisfied.

Our ministries start with a man and fade away with that man because God has nothing to do with the ministry. Even those which exist after the passing away of that person are like tombstones, printing and sharing what that person taught for years and years without end. What matters is not how big a ministry we build but what matters is what kind of people we build, do we build people who follow us or people who are led by the Lord?

We are so used to consuming stale food dressed in different ways that anyone serving fresh food is immediately tagged as a heretic or is distanced.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. All things are possible for You yet You coming as man made way for your Spirit to take over and complete where You left. You know flesh and blood cannot achieve the things of your Kingdom and only your Spirit and transform man into a better and more powerful being so as to inherit your Kingdom. Lord we pray we see whose ministry we are part of or led, we pray we do not let flesh and blood run our ministry in You but only your Spirit be it Head...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]
Proverbs 27:17  Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Zechariah 4:6  Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This [is] the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.

John 14:26  But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 7:38  He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

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No sin in making money preaching the Gospel!

2 Corinthians 11: 7  Have I committed an offence in abasing myself that ye might be exalted, because I have preached to you the gospel of God freely?

In today’s scriptures Paul touches on the point of him preaching the Gospel freely, he also questions if he has sinned by doing this. In other words he has raises question is making money preaching the Gospel a sin? This question will hit almost most of the Preachers and set them aside from laborers of the Lord’s Vineyard. When people understand this most will stop hearing or entertaining almost all the so called ‘TV evangelists’ or ‘International Preachers’, even many so call ‘Church leaders’.

Taking support from the congregation for themselves and their immediate family for those who are doing full time ministry is not wrong and is a right which we cannot deny, if we do then we as the congregation will sin. But the important factor is how much should they receive.

I know of Preachers and Gospel Singers who demand as per ‘their following’, the larger the crowd the more they demand. One so called ‘Man of God’ took all the collection at the ticket counter at a very large event in India and fled the next morning by flight leaving the organizer in a dilemma on how to settle the bills. One of them had to mortgage his house to do so.   

Jesus warned the people of those who sit in these high positions and stand on stages leading congregations yet do not blind an eyelet while devouring the poor and helpless, He said the suffering these ‘leaders’ or ‘Men of God’ will receive is unimaginable.

Think of it these so called ‘Men or Women of God’ whom people admire and look up to will be punished in such a way that will cause one’s spirit to shutter (in other words worse than Hell). Let us not curse them for greed has caused them to be already cursed by God. They operate in their gifts that does mean they are close to God. They heal people when on stage and rob them also from that same place. Discern them, do not follow them, hear them but do not listen to them blindly check all their teachings with the Word of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Love and man did not know love until You manifested love on the cross as son of man. Lord we pray we are not deceived by emotions but be led by your Spirit and by understanding of the Truth. We pray we do not follow man but only follow You. We pray we discern ‘Men and Women of God’ who come in your name from those who put on your Name...
This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 12:38-40
38  And he said unto them in his doctrine, Beware of the scribes, which love to go in long clothing, and [love] salutations in the marketplaces,
39  And the chief seats in the synagogues, and the uppermost rooms at feasts:
40  Which devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayers: these shall receive greater damnation.


1 Corinthians 16:1-2

1  Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.
2  Upon the first [day] of the week let every one of you lay by him in store, as [God] hath prospered him, that there be no gatherings when I come.

1 Corinthians 9:3-19
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Post  Admin on Thu 09 Jul 2020, 11:09 pm

Are we dead to sin and circumcised to the flesh?

Colossians 2:13  And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;

When one talks to some Christians they are of the notion that they already have victory over sin and death. The problem with these people is not their minds but the English language translation which they literately follow.

People do not understand when it comes to grammar Greek language is far richer than English language thus many things cannot be verbatim translated. In today’s scripture we find the same issue with two verbs ‘being dead’ and ‘quickened together’. Unlike English language Greek has what is called TVM (Tense - Voice - Mode), this not only gives the background and delivery but also what I have noticed in the Bible gives specific instructions about what one needs to do or expect in mind, body and spirit. By simply studying the words and their grammar one can expound on things like Paul did.

The verb ‘being’ in ‘being dead’ has the TVM (Present - Not Stated – Participle).

We know sin comes when we fall to temptation. Temptation starts with thoughts and is present in our thoughts, in the natural today’s scripture expects us to be absent and not responding (neither fighting nor giving in), while in spirit it expects us to continually be immune (dead). It is from this understanding that we get scriptures like ‘flee from temptation’, that is neither fight nor submit in the natural but not in the spiritual realm where we continually do not give in (be dead).

Coming to the verb ‘quickened together’ (made alive together) it has the TVM (Aorist - Active – Indicative).

The Aorist tense I mentioned before is Past, Present and Future put together, in other words means eternal (not continual - starting from a point). So today’s scripture talks of being alive (responding, active, growing) in Christ.

Today’s talks of we being dead to sin and at the same time being alive in Christ; it also means being Christian and yet not being dead to sin (living in sin) will not get us victory over sin and death. If we are struggling in these factors then we are ‘work in progress’ and not ‘final results’.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord made us to be light that shines in the darkness thus we need to fight the battle wherein You lead us. Lord we pray we do not be fools to consider the battle is already won and thus be casualties of the battle. We pray we understand we need to be dead to sin / temptation and be at the same time be alive in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 6:18  Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.

1 Timothy 6:9-11
9  But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and [into] many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition.
10  For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
11  But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness.

2 Timothy 2:22  Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

James 4:7  Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Romans 13:12  The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light.

Galatians 3:27  For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Ephesians 4:24  And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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Agree or Disagree but not Somewhat Agree

2 Corinthians 1:17  When I therefore was thus minded, did I use lightness? or the things that I purpose, do I purpose according to the flesh, that with me there should be yea yea, and nay nay?

Any Pastor’s main aim is that his congregation should not disagree with him. Even if they somewhat agree and do not openly disagree is sufficient for him. In today’s message we find Paul did not share that mindset. His purpose was to either get people to agree or disagree but not be in between. The reason our Churches are not growing at the rate it should, is because we have majority in the confused lot category.

If we see the way countries are monitoring the spread of Covid19, if it is in control or not is by its doubling rate. If the rate of doubling keeps on increasing they know for sure the virus is losing and soon will die away. Let us ask ourselves what is the doubling rate of our Church if we are spreading then at what rate are we spreading? If our doubling rate keeps on increasing then we will soon die away. When was the last time our congregations doubled?

We as Christians are given the mission to share the Gospel of Salvation only through Jesus Christ and since we are not presenting it decisively therefore Christ is become an option amongst many for the people of this world therefore some take it and many opt for others as well.

God is not saying all should agree with us and that will never happen, but is saying we should be very clear in the minds of people. They should know if they do not opt for Jesus Christ they will not have salvation at all. Paul states for his decisive steps he did great planning and efforts not more in the natural but more in spirit. His focus as spiritual building thus his efforts too were more spiritual than natural.

Ask Pastors how many of them sit with the Lord.. Most of them will say they spend a lot of time in ‘prayer’. It is true they spend hours and hours ‘in prayer’. But in the Bible we see the Men of God did not do that, yes they did pray but their prayer time was short, Jesus would ask His disciples to wait for Him or would excuse Himself from the group while He went in for His personal prayer, imagine if today’s Pastors telling their disciples to do that, they would lose them the next day! The max time Jesus took in prayer was at Gethsemane after the Last Supper when He was most troubled, that is why the disciples slept when He took an hour. Daniel who was admired by God Himself would pray thrice a day, his prayer time was short and in private.

Our ‘prayers’ are long because we lack faith, we think God is deaf, hard to hear or far from us, thus keep repeating our ‘prayer’ again and again. The Men of God in the Bible spoke to God less and heard God more. Their communication with God was throughout the day and night and not just during the time when they sat ‘in prayer’. Prayers are answered by faith not by words or time.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord You are Omnipresent and Omnipotent. There is no place You are not present and nothing is hidden from You. Since You have given us free will, thus You require our permission to intervene in our lives and this we do through prayer. Lord we pray we understand prayer better and know to hear and abide in You is the most important. We pray we do not knock the door when You are knocking at it but open the door and let You into our lives. We pray we seek people to know You and not just know about You...

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

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 20:36-45

Ephesians 6:18  with all prayer and supplication praying at all seasons in the Spirit, and watching thereunto in all perseverance and supplication for all the saints,

2 Timothy 1:3  I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers in a pure conscience, how unceasing is my remembrance of thee in my supplications, night and day

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The ‘Great Preachers’ will have more difficulty to repent

Hebrews 6:4-6 For [it is] impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put [him] to an open shame.

In recent days there was a famous preacher who came on news for rejecting prayer request of a person because the person did not continue her membership fees. Although this news was proved fake yet what is to be seen is the preacher made 40million dollars (officially declared) and his ‘Church’ has an annual budget of 90million dollars not out of thin air.

Being a former Catholic I saw that ‘Church’ misleading people to damnation with ‘traditions’ and lies and when I see such Believer ‘Ministries’ and ‘Churches’ I see the same thing only difference is here they do with misuse of the promises of God while manifesting the gifts of the Holy Spirit.

From 1700 to 2010 the world saw many great missionaries and evangelists and when I made a list of them I saw they started good but towards the end it was difficult to find people actually doing God’s work, most of them ran a business (some of the names will shock you). Truly the Lord said to this period of the Church (Sardis) that few will be found in white robes (faithful servants).

Like the Lord said it is impossible for the rich to enter Heaven, today the Lord is telling us it will also be impossible for these ‘famous preachers’ to enter the Kingdom of God since they have tasted the glory of God by their manifestation of spiritual gifts and yet turned their hearts far from the Kingdom of God. Thus do not be surprised most (almost all) of the tele-evangelists / prophets / apostles whom people follow daily may not be seen close to Heaven forget about in Heaven.

Jesus told the people to hear the Pharisees but not follow them, since they preached about God but without understanding of what they preached. I have always said a rich ‘Christian’ has not understood God and His Kingdom while on the other hand a poor ‘Christian’ does not know God and His power. Test those whom you follow, if their lifestyle has changed with their ministry then do not follow them, you may hear them (not necessary listen) but do not follow them. A true Man/Woman of God is a person who’s ministry grows but not their lifestyle due to their ministry.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord desire to save all who come to You, but You know even from those who come to You there are many whose hearts will be far from You, these You term as goats. Lord we pray we seek You not for worldly purposes and thus lose You, we pray we seek your Kingdom which is not of this world. We pray we do not harden our hearts even after knowing You and experiencing your glory. Give your people wisdom to discern those whom they chose as shepherds...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 19:23-24
23  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24  And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

Revelation 3:1,2,4
1  And unto the angel of the church in Sardis write; These things saith he that hath the seven Spirits of God, and the seven stars; I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead.
2  Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die: for I have not found thy works perfect before God.
4  Thou hast a few names even in Sardis which have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with me in white: for they are worthy.

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

Isaiah 2:11  The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the LORD alone shall be exalted in that day.

Malachi 3:17-18
17  And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.
18  Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

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Comfort with the Truth

1 Thessalonians 4: 18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Incidentally today evening is my last session on Zoom on 7 letters to the 7 Churches and am doing on Laodicea (Judgment of the People) which is the last period of the Church and the world itself.

The people of Thessalonica were very fearful about Judgment Day thinking the (second) coming of the Lord was at hand. Paul who used to use the word ‘soon’ with His coming was now trying to explain to them that there is time to the Lord’s coming and the events leading to the Lord’s coming was not due immediately.

Today also is the same state people keep talking of looking up at the clouds thinking the Lord will show up any time, they are ignorant of the chain of events that lead to His coming. They do not understand on the coming of the Lord everything will just fade away and that is why all (dead and alive) will see His coming. The scripture ‘every knee will bow and every tongue will confess Jesus Christ is Lord’ does not mean some as in those alive, but ALL.

In today’s scripture we find Paul saying the Lord will come with a shout of an Archangel (along with His Angels / Saints). Since people do not understand this scripture they think the Lord will do mimicry of an Archangel even though He is Lord!

We need to understand what He became when He humbled Himself from being God the Son in the beginning of creation and before becoming man. Scriptures say He humbled Himself and became like us so that we become like Him; what like Him? What do we transform into, since flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God?

Let us understand salvation itself and how only on its completion does the Lord come. He never fails in what He has taken up. The scripture that says He sees us through, truly means it. But that does not mean individually each one of us can take Him for granted. The number of those going to Heaven are fixed and their names are already in the Book of Life (not a literal book) and unless we do not know for sure our name is in that book we need to be cautious, we could be amongst the larger number of goats who fail instead of the smaller number of sheep that succeed.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your Word is complete. Even though it does not tell the Hour (exact time) of your coming yet it does tell us the Day (season) of your coming. Lord we pray we are not caught asleep on your coming. We pray we be like Noah who unlike the people was very confident that the flood will not come unless he completed the task given unto him. We also pray people understand the transformation they are called for...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Thessalonian 4:15-18
15  For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive [and] remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
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:
17  Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Romans 14:11  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, to me every knee shall bow, And every tongue shall confess to God.

Philippians 2:11  and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Psalms 72:11  Yea, all kings shall fall down before him; All nations shall serve him.

Philippians 2:6-8
6  who, existing in the form of God, counted not the being on an equality with God a thing to be grasped,
7  but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men;
8  and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, becoming obedient [even] unto death, yea, the death of the cross.

1 John 3:2  Beloved, now are we children of God, and it is not yet made manifest what we shall be. We know that, if he shall be manifested, we shall be like him; for we shall see him even as he is.

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Absent in Flesh, present in Spirit

Colossians 2: For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.

In today’s scripture we find Paul who could not be physically present at Colosse wrote to them stating that his heart and mind was with them, in other words in spirit (not literately) he was with them.

Today the Lord wants to ask us who cannot physically attend Church service but are attending via digital media or even in times when we could physically attend services, did we be present in flesh or also in spirit. Were our hearts and minds together worshipping God with others and reaching out to others, or was it just about physically being present.

God does not seek our physical present but more our spiritual presence. We may bend down or kneel but in spirit if we have not humbled ourselves before Him then that action goes contrary and angers Him more than please Him. He desires our worship in spirit and truth and not in physical theatrical performance..

We may meet digitally in the natural but when we meet in spirit it makes more sense to Him and thus pleases Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Spirit and your eternal Kingdom is not a natural Kingdom but a Spiritual Kingdom. Our flesh will perish but our spirits will remain. It is only in You and with You that our spirits can have eternal abundant life. Lord we pray we worship You in spirit and truth, that which is eternal and not in flesh which is temporary...

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 16:25  For whosoever would save his life shall lose it: and whosoever shall lose his life for my sake shall find it.

John 4:23  But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be his worshippers.

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Grace for body or spirit?

Philippians 4:23  The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

We always claim the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and even confess that we live by grace.

Today the Lord is asking us what part of us in living by grace, our bodies or our spirits. That answer will decide if we got to Heaven or perish facing death and suffering for many thousands of years.

We all suffer in body and thus pray for the grace of God to overcome the problems we face, but we are mostly blind to the problems of the spirit and thus do not seek the grace of God in those areas.

Let us understand that the grace of God pertaining to the body may make life in the flesh on earth better, it will not save us from death and suffering for it will not get us to Heaven, but the grace of God pertaining to the spirit may not make life on earth good but will surely save us from death and get us to enjoy eternal and abundant life with God in Heaven.

Let us ask ourselves what is the focus of our lives earth or Heaven, our worldly problems or our spiritual problems? The things which are we praying for daily will answer our question. Also the Promises of the Bible that we always remember and meditate on are they pertaining to earthly blessings or Heavenly spiritual blessings will also answer our question.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are Father for You alone are our Creator, Protector and Provider, You also Comforter more than an earthly mother does. Lord we pray we know that we need to overcome this natural world thus may face difficulties but we pray we seek more your grace for our spirit so that we do not perish and know death but know eternal, abundant life in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 3:6  That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

John 6:63  It is the spirit that giveth life; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I have spoken unto you are spirit, and are life.

Romans 8:4-6,9,13
4  that the ordinance of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
5  For they that are after the flesh mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.
6  For the mind of the flesh is death; but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace:
9  But ye are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you. But if any man hath not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
13  for if ye live after the flesh, ye must die; but if by the Spirit ye put to death the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Galatians 5:16-17
16  But I say, walk by the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
17  For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; for these are contrary the one to the other; that ye may not do the things that ye would.

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Preaching to Trojan

2 Corinthians 2: 12  Furthermore, when I came to Troas to [preach] Christ’s gospel, and a door was opened unto me of the Lord,

Paul in his second letter to the Church of Corinth spoke of how the Lord opened a door for him to preach at a place called Troas / Trojan which is a city near Hellespond. What is interesting is that he mentions this just after speaking of not being ignorant of Satan and his devices.

All preachers study of God but there are hardly some who know about Satan and his devices. All the people one meets glorify Satan into a god and consider him a competition to God Himself. They make prays like ‘I protect myself / others from Satan with the blood of Jesus’, some nuts go to the extent of saying ‘I sprinkle the blood of Jesus on Satan’. They do not know the Blood (sacrifice) of Jesus is only for protecting us from the wrath of God.

The very fact people are ignorant that Satan is a plural word in the Bible and points to more than 1 individual shows how little they know of the enemy they are supposed to battle. They also do not know how Satan is bond in Hell yet he is amongst us. When asked these questions the give explanations they give contradict scriptures and logic.

If we look at any worldly religion they either glorify Satan / Devil as a god and worship him/them or justify his/their existence as a necessity.

We loose on breaking into the stronghold of the enemy’s territory and saving souls in his stronghold all because we are ignorant of him and his devices. We are not asked to study Satan in depth but advised not to be ignorant of him. If God Himself gives details of him/them and their gang then we should not be ignorant nor go to other external sources of information that misled us about him/them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all things that live and have life. Even the Heavenly beings are your creation. Nothing created by You can be a threat to You, but can be a threat only to your other creation or plans. Lord we pray we seek light but not be ignorant of darkness and the ways of darkness. We pray we learn to discern evil from good and not make Satan a god...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 2:9-11
9  For to this end also did I write, that I might know the proof of you, whether ye be obedient in all things.
10  To whom ye forgive any thing, I [forgive] also: for if I forgave any thing, to whom I forgave [it], for your sakes [forgave I it] in the person of Christ;
11  Lest Satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

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

Matthew 4:1  Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

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

Zechariah 3:1 And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him.

Luke 22:31  And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired [to have] you, that he may sift [you] as wheat:

John 13:2  And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], to betray him;

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Post  Admin on Thu 02 Jul 2020, 7:01 pm

Cunningly Devised Fables

2 Peter 1:16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

India is called the ‘Land of Spirit and Mystique’ because of the diverse religions, beliefs and practices that exist in the land. When I was ignorant of spiritual matters, I too would be proud of its so called ‘spiritual richness’ but latter realized it was the contrary, ‘spiritual poverty’ that the people of the land suffer.

The term fable means stories and these can be true or false stories, but the Greek word translated as devised means ‘to invent’.

All so called religions are not false but are neither true. What one needs to understand in the modern ages most people are not easily deceived thus all beliefs are based on some historical event or character/s but the falsehood around that truth is like particle of dust that triggers formation of a pearl in an oyster, no one sees the dust but only the coating around it. Be it main stream religions like Islam or Hinduism, they all suffer the same disease.

Being an Apologist I research various beliefs, thus being a former Catholic I went deeper into Catholicism and later took up Islam and Hinduism.

In Catholicism Catholics foolishly believe the lies that Peter was instrument in set the Church in Rome although historic records prove that Christianity struggled to survive in Rome between 70AD to 303AD since they were considered as sect of the Jews and Jews were hated by the Romans. It was only in 303-306AD that Christians were directly persecuted at the hands of the Romans. Also Bible and history shows that Paul was the person who set the strong foundation for Christianity in Rome. Rome became a Christian nation only in 380AD long after Constantine’s rule (306-337AD). Also Catholics believe that the spirit/person that appears as ‘Mother Mary’ is the mother of Jesus, all because they do not understand scriptures pertaining to life and death. So whenever so called ‘tears’ flow from some image or statue they foolishly think Mary is weeping for them.

When we comes to Islam it is crazier, the whole story around the character ‘Mohammed’ and the places ‘Mecca and Medina’ if studied historically and geographically, has nothing to do with them but with another person in another place and another era. The name ‘Mohammed’ and the names of the places were added latter to their text.

Hinduism becomes even more interesting, the so called ancient religion claiming tens of thousands of years of age is not even a couple of thousand years old, younger to even Christianity (forget Abrahamic religion of the OT). The so called Vedic Hinduism (which has roots to OT text) is way different to what is currently practiced as Hinduism. The current Hinduism is based more on tales written by writers like is the case with Chinese mythology.

Christians are not strong in faith all because they do not research what they believe in, they think God demands ‘blind faith’. They do not realize blind faith can destroy them that is why God says ‘test/taste and see that I am good’. Jesus did not say believe Him for His miracles but said check scripture and know it is Him that they speak of. It is only when they research scriptures in every angle that they will realize our God is indeed God and there is none other than Him, His Word is true and strong as a cliff (unshakable by man).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all things and everything You created is to design and not random, so everything speaks of You and proves your existence. Lord, we pray we do not take You for granted in the name of ‘blind faith’ but by seeking You more and more may have authority in You and thus glorify You amongst your people...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Psalms 34:8  Oh taste and see that Jehovah is good: Blessed is the man that taketh refuge in him.

Hebrews 6:4-5
4  For as touching those who were once enlightened and tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit,
5  and tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the age to come,

Matthew 13:44  The kingdom of heaven is like unto a treasure hidden in the field; which a man found, and hid; and in his joy he goeth and selleth all that he hath, and buyeth that field.

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

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We live in a better time

Hebrews 11: 40  God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.

In today’s scripture we read Paul (supposedly) stating that the people (especially the Jewish and other Hebrew speaking people) at that time dwelled in a better spiritual timing than even the former Israelites (Jews always consider the times of King David and King Solomon as the golden periods) or even the times of the great Patriarchs like Isaiah, Jeremiah, Elijah, Ezekiel etc...

When we speak to modern Christians and ask them what era would they consider as being the best spiritual period and they would immediately say the times of Jesus, Apostles or the Prophets. They do not realize that Jesus said we who are His disciples would one day do greater things than Him.

Recently as I was taking a session on the timeline of the Church and went through the past 5 milestones and reached the current milestone of Philadelphia. As I explained them what had happened and what is happening those attending had fear of the great disasters that are set for this period which we have stepped in. Even when I told them about the glorious things that will also happen during this period most of them could overcome the danger of great disasters. All that was on their minds was when would this current pandemic end and when I told them it was just a starter to the multi-level course set in this period they feared more.

Since the past 10 years we have moved into the sixth milestone of the timeline of the Church – Philadelphia. This period is stated as the golden period of the Church of Christ; greater even than Ephesus, the period of the Apostles. But this period as most already experienced is not a cake walk. It is a period of great contrast – disaster and glory. All that matters is where we stand in Christ which will decide our outcome - disaster or glory.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created all nations in the beginning and set each to come accordingly. We thank You Lord for setting us and our children in this glorious period of the Church. As You bring us all together as one body and cause us to function in our Callings as various parts yet one body. Lord we pray we know we can trust in You to keep us in this testing times and not bring us to harm as promised in your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 14:12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, he that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater [works] than these shall he do; because I go unto the Father.

Revelation 3:7-13
7  And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;
8  I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name.
9  Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.
10  Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.
11  Behold, I come quickly: hold that fast which thou hast, that no man take thy crown.
12  Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, [which is] new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and [I will write upon him] my new name.
13  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.

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Anointing Teaches Everything

1 John 2: 27  But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

Today’s scripture is the most misunderstood scripture which has caused the emergence of many foolish and wild Preachers / ‘Men of God’/ Ministries especially in countries like US and Nigeria. I personally had people come to me saying Pastor/Brother pray over me such that your anointing comes over me and I know everything!

The word for anointing is the Greek word ‘chrisma’ and in Hebrew is ‘mashach’ which actually means ‘something smeared on’. The term anointing has 2 aspects one physical and other spiritual. In the physical they would anoint a person with oil and it was olive oil (since olive tree symbolized people of God) so was like rubbing in the testimony of God’s people not simply applying oil. When a person is sick or someone has to be commissioned for Lord’s work, we are advised to encourage the person with testimonies (putting oil is not essential).

Coming to the spiritual part, anointing a person spiritually is to do with imparting of the Holy Spirit. A person who has not received the Holy Spirit can be prayed over so that Holy Spirit falls on that person. Also in connection with the Holy Spirit are Callings, it is for this reason when the Lord took the Spirit that was on Moses and put on the those outside the camp and within the camp they too prophesied like Moses manifesting the Calling of a Prophet.

A person who is spiritually anointed does not get everything at a switch of a button. We see Jesus anointed His disciples before He ascended to Heaven. It was only at Pentecost after they were baptized in the Holy Spirit they started manifesting the anointing. That did not mean everything happened that day, we see Peter exhibited great wisdom that day, but latter he did many foolish things such that Paul had to rebuke him in public. We need also note that the Apostles first needed to be trained by Jesus in person and then only could they be put in a position that the Holy Spirit could take over them.

I personally am taught by the Lord and this took time. For 1 year the Lord did not allow me to preach or share, till He set the basic foundation in me. But that does not mean people were not part of my spiritual building. Yes I can thank many who were part directly and indirectly in my spiritual building. People cannot be put aside, even those whom you sit to teach, at times teach you something.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and nothing is impossible for You, yet You have made us to bind together and help each other because man being in the flesh and having a fleshy nature man cannot truly be led in the Spirit easily. Lord we pray let not our foolishness lead us to be led by another spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 28:41  And thou shalt put them upon Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him; and shalt anoint them, and consecrate them, and sanctify them, that they may minister unto me in the priest’s office.

James 5:14  Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:

Numbers 11:24-26
24  And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25  And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that [was] upon him, and gave [it] unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, [that], when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26  But there remained two [of the] men in the camp, the name of the one [was] Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they [were] of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

John 20:22  And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit:

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

Acts 8:14-23
14  Now when the apostles that were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John:
15  who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit:
16  for as yet it was fallen upon none of them: only they had been baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus.
17  Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18  Now when Simon saw that through the laying on of the apostles’ hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,
19  saying, Give me also this power, that on whomsoever I lay my hands, he may receive the Holy Spirit.
20  But Peter said unto him, Thy silver perish with thee, because thou hast thought to obtain the gift of God with money.
21  Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right before God.
22  Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray the Lord, if perhaps the thought of thy heart shall be forgiven thee.
23  For I see that thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.

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