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Post  Admin on Thu 06 Feb 2020, 12:26 am

The commonwealth of Israel

Ephesians 2:12,13  That at that time ye were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope, and without God in the world: But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.

When I tell people ‘Jesus as man was the first Israel’, it makes them to wonder as to what I am saying.

Today’s scripture was written by Paul not to the Jews but to the Church having all different races of people, including Jews. Here we see Paul saying they (collectively) were previously aliens to the commonwealth of Israel but now are qualified in Christ to inherit the wealth/promise of Israel.

When one speaks the truth of Israel people accuses the person of ‘replacement’ or ‘substitution’ theory. People do not realize Israel was not a name change for Jacob but a promise to Jacob and those who believe in the Lord of Jacob. When the children of Jacob walked in the ways of the Lord they were called ‘children of Israel’ but when they rebelled or did not abide in Him they were called ‘children of Jacob’; they were never called ‘Israel’ in the first person but always in the second or third person.

Paul who took great pride in being a Jew had previously chosen to use the name Saul (meaning ‘desired’) given by his Jewish mother but later understood Israel and thus changed to the name Paul (meaning ‘small’) given by his Roman father.

The word ‘Israel’ means ‘Prince of God’ or ‘Prince having power/authority in God’ and symbolized ‘Sons of God’. Every Believer in Christ has the promise of the commonwealth of Israel and is in the process to becoming Israel.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are God of the Heavens. You created this world so that those who are found worthy can inherit your Kingdom. Lord we pray we understand that this world is temporary and You created everything for the understanding of your Kingdom, including the different races in man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 32:28  And he said, Thy name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel: for thou hast striven with God and with men, and hast prevailed.

1 Chronicles 16:13  O ye seed of Israel his servant, Ye children of Jacob, his chosen ones.

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

Romans 4:13  For not through the law was the promise to Abraham or to his seed that he should be heir of the world, but through the righteousness of faith.

Romans 8:14  For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.

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Filled with the Holy Spirit

Acts 4:31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

In the NT we find both John the Baptist and Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit and not only them but even their mothers were. In the case of John his father too was filled with the Holy Spirit.

In the OT and before Pentecost only key people received the Holy Spirit and it was not that they were found to be perfect or were holy in anyway. All of them excluding Jesus made mistakes (sinned) and some of them did grave ones. After Pentecost all who submitted or surrendered to Christ receive the promise of the Holy Spirit and when they claim the promise (submit to Him) they receive Him.

People are told Jesus or the Holy Spirit dwells in their hearts and they point to their organ within them. The Catholics even have images of the ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus’ or ‘Sacred Heart of Mary’ and they worship them, this is the consequence of lack of Bible study.

We need to note even though Elizabeth, Zacharias, John the Baptist, Mary and Jesus were filled with the Holy Spirit yet they were not the same, they did not receive the same of the Spirit and the Holy Spirit was not permanent with all of them. It was only in John and Jesus we find the Holy Spirit continued to dwell and work. Even between the two, both did not receive the same (quantity) of the Holy Spirit, only in Jesus was the Holy Spirit truly full/whole.

The Holy Spirit being Spirit and God (having endless life/life within) means He cannot be restricted to any place or time. Angels who are also spirit beings also move between places almost simultaneously irrespective of distance but cannot move across time (go or see into the future), they being simple spirit/single spirit beings cannot be in multiple places at the same time like the Holy Spirit or God does.

The Holy Spirit being Spirit of the Son can be understood as light that has refracted as it enters into water and become a rainbow (7 Spirits). The whole Church functions on the bases on the 7 Spirits of the Holy Spirit and callings are also connected to Him.

Let us understand when we are baptized in the Holy Spirit we have received just a small portion of Him and need to grow in Him and in all of Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are Omnipresent and Omnipotent. Time nor place restricts You thus nothing is hidden from You. Lord we pray we understand the relationship between the Father, Son and His Spirit. We pray we understand why He is called Holy Spirit while Jesus as man said only the Father is Holy (Perfect). We pray we know the importance of the Holy Spirit and why Jesus as man stepped aside for His Spirit to complete the work of salvation of mankind...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 1:15, 41, 67
15  For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and he shall drink no wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Spirit, even from his mother’s womb.
41  And it came to pass, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit;
67  And his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying,

Luke 4:1  And Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan, and was led in the Spirit in the wilderness

Acts 7:55  But he, being full of the Holy Spirit, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God,

Acts 11:24  for he was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.

John 14:23-26
23  Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.
24  He that loveth me not keepeth not my words: and the word which ye hear is not mine, but the Father’s who sent me.
25  These things have I spoken unto you, while [yet] abiding with you.
26  But the Comforter, [even] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said unto you.

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Made of one blood yet different results – understanding life

Acts 17:26 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;

In the Bible the word blood has 3 meanings – one is the natural blood, second symbolizing sacrifice and third life, since natural life is in the blood (key blood components are regenerated by the bone marrow which symbolizes spirit – natural life comes from the spirit of man).

The spirit of man is different from the spirit of animals, they not been made in the image of God thus they live and as they die their spirit too perishes. In the case of man he been made in God’s image is judged on his death, if he does not know God he judges himself and perishes in Hell till the rest of his spirit life. Man was not made to live the life term he currently enjoys. He was to life for thousands of years but due to sin his natural life is restricted to 120years. So if he goes to Hell he suffers his sins for the rest of spirit life.

Those who know God await Judgment Day on their natural death (they sleep till then) and are judged by a Son of Man who is righteous and not by God Himself. Jesus Christ though being God (part of) humbled Himself and became man proved Himself to be righteous and worthy to judge mankind (the flock). The sheep (who abide in Him) go to Heaven to enjoy eternal life (via the Tree/River of Life) and the goats (who reject His Will) are punished in the Lake of Fire/Sulphur.

God created all mankind (spirit) together in the beginning and we were like seeds. As we come in this world (in the flesh) the seed comes alive and life starts. Children as seeds are in the father and come alive in the womb of the mother, only in the case of Adam (means man, so it was not his name but being the first and only man it became his name) he was made out of dust and Eve his wife and first woman was made out of his bone (symbolizing nature).

We need to understand although we are billions and trillions of humans yet the vacancy in Heaven is very limited (as many as the fallen angels and the two Cherubs – who are complex beings) so all do not go to Heaven, very, very few amongst mankind do.

God being omnipresent alone knows the result, He does not manufacture the result but does assist in the result, since none can make it be himself. God made the seeds perfect but depending on the source of its coming into this world (parents - especially father) it inherits its corruption (none are found perfect). Jesus Christ who humbled Himself and became man was born of a virgin thus did not inherit corruption (that flows from father to children – and mother’s via the father), He became our sacrifice so that we receive His Spirit who undoes the corruption and makes us more and more perfect, till just two are found fully perfect and then comes Judgment Day.

Today the Lord is telling us to think of our purpose and our probable result so that we fear Him and walk in His ways.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord alone have life in yourself and since the Son came from You, He too has life in Himself. You made all beings that exist and spirit of man different from spirits of animals. You have a purpose for man and thus created this creation, once the purpose is complete and the few are sanctified in You this creation ceases to exist. We thank You Lord for creating us for greater things which no eyes have seen and mind has contemplated...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 15:18  Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

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

2 Thessalonians 2:13  But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 John 3:8  He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.

Matthew 25:34  Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

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

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Wisdom and foolishness

1 Corinthians 3:18 Let no man deceive himself. If any man among you seemeth to be wise in this world, let him become a fool, that he may be wise.

People misunderstand today’s scripture along with some other scriptures to assume that one of the qualification required to be a Christian is to be a fool.

Bible says those who know God and are His are blessed with wisdom that is 10times (many times) that of any worldly person. To the world we may look as foolish because of the Gospel message we give and not as per the wisdom we are blessed with.

Christ gives us His Spirit, Spirit of Truth who reveals all thing, it does not mean only Bible scriptures but even hidden sciences and understanding beyond this world. This is what was visible in Daniel and those who were with him and Babylon was one of the world’s first most advance global university that started the science we know today.

Today’s scripture’s context is about people who manipulate the purpose of the human body and then use worldly sciences to try and justify it. Paul did not speak in a prophetic way of what people are doing today for this was also happening during his time. Homosexuality and other types of sexual perverseness was justified then and is even today, with theories and sciences which are actually lies.

Some scientists/ psychiatrics claim these perverseness is genetic but have not been able to prove it, it is like the ‘evolution theory’ which is proposed theory but not proven even today, yet believed and taught in schools.

Let us not assume Christians are called to be fools, we may look like one for the Gospel we preach but otherwise we should just astonish the people of the world with our wisdom and understanding. So let us study everything, in all fields, for we have the ability to understand things better than worldly people do.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God.. You Lord have wisdom that cannot be measured. We who are your children as also called to exhibit wisdom that is why You have blessed with your Spirit – Spirit of Truth. Holy Spirit work in us and fill us with wisdom and understanding so that we may show who You are to this world...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

John 15:26-27
26  But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, [even] the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27  And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

1 Corinthians 1:18-21
18  For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.
19  For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.
20  Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
21  For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.

Daniel 1:20  And in all matters of wisdom [and] understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians [and] astrologers that [were] in all his realm.

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Bishop and Deacon

1 Timothy 3:2  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;

As I was studying the history of the Church for my coming session I was really amazed at what all came out of it, the things the Lord revealed.

It sometime is astonishing how masses can be misled so easily, and the political situation in India is evidence of that. If a high level person says something with part truth people will sallow that large lie that is attached to it.

We see Pastors give themselves titles like Bishop, Prophet, Apostle etc. without understanding what it means and if it applies to them or not. Before even I was fooled to believe a Bishop was over the normal priest or the person pastoring the Church until I studied the Apostolic system which prevailed during the times of the Apostles, and partly for some years right until 300AD when the Catholic Church came into existence and abolished it.

I really did not know to laugh or cry when I understood these positions and how people misunderstand them and give themselves these titles. They are evidence of our lack of understanding of scriptures and how we believe man more than God, oral traditions over scriptures.

The words ‘Bishop’ means ‘overseer’ and the word ‘Deacon’ means ‘servant’ (for domestic activities – what the Catholic today calls as sacristan). These were not posts in the ministry but for activities pertaining the administration of the Church.

Let us renew our minds and study scriptures as it is written and not as per interpretation by people who did not understand it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord can see the things which are not visible by eyes, things not only in the present but also in the future for You are omnipresent. You Lord hide the truth from those whose hearts are not set fully to You. Lord we pray we learn to set our hearts fully unto You so that we know You more and more...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Timothy 3:2-13
2  A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
3  Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
4  One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
5  (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
6  Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
7  Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
8  Likewise [must] the deacons [be] grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
9  Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
10  And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being [found] blameless.
11  Even so [must their] wives [be] grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things.
12  Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
13  For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 4:11-12
11  And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12  For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

Ephesians 2:20  And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner [stone];

Ephesians 3:5  Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;

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Betrayed by own

Acts 28:18,19  Who, when they had examined me, would have let [me] go, because there was no cause of death in me. But when the Jews spake against [it], I was constrained to appeal unto Caesar; not that I had ought to accuse my nation of.

In today’s scripture we see Paul states the Romans did not desire to kill him but it was the Jews that pressurized the Romans to kill him.

During the Apostolic Church period right up to 300AD Christians were not persecuted by Romans as believed by most. There is a mention of only one Roman Emperor Decius who reigned for just 1 year having targeted the Christians in particular. The actual persecution of Christians happened only at the hands of Jews and later Catholics. During that period Christians were most considered a sect of the Jews like Messianic Jews are mistakenly considered today. After 303AD to unto 308AD Romans persecuted Christians and ended with the Emperor Constantine accepting Christianity (he did not become a true Christian but a fusion of pagan beliefs and Christianity which later became Catholicism).

True the Bible says the worldly people hate God and His ways for they do not know Him, yet
His real enemies are not those who do not know Him but are amongst those who know Him and still deny Him.

Hell is made for those who do not know God and deny Him. Hell is not a place where God punishes any soul for it is like a solitary prison cell / pit wherein the person punishes its own self. Hell does not have fire, the Hell fire which scripture speak of in Hell is the sins that burns endlessly within that soul until that souls perishes (which is thousands of years).. Each soul in Hell carries its own fire thus each suffers varyingly.

Those who know God and deny Him are part of His flock and are classified as goats.

On Judgment Day it is the flock that are judged and the sheep are separated from the goats. The sheep enter Heaven and the goats do not go to Hell but to a place worse than Hell, that is termed a Lake of Fire / Sulphur. Here the souls do not suffer their sins since they believed in Him and were forgiven. Here the souls all suffer the same just because they knew Him yet denied His Will. This place is described as Lake of Sulphur since the chemical is one that causes man to no overcome irrespective the number of years.

Jesus said about the Romans crucifying Him that day, ‘Father forgive them for they do not know what they do’. But can He say the same about those who know Him yet crucify Him daily by denying His Will, His Word?

We who know Christ have two choices in our lives, either deny ourselves and crucify our flesh daily, and if we are not doing that then we are denying Him, His Will and crucifying Christ daily.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Awesome God. You are Merciful God yet are Righteous. You are slow to anger but not forgetful. You give time for a soul to repent and change but when it does not You do judge them righteously. You in your mercy do not judge man as God but by as a righteous man Jesus Christ. Lord we pray we understand the danger of being found as a goat. We pray your people know the dangers of Lake of Fire...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 7:52  Which of the prophets have not your fathers persecuted? and they have slain them which shewed before of the coming of the Just One; of whom ye have been now the betrayers and murderers:

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

1 Thessalonians 2:15  Who both killed the Lord Jesus, and their own prophets, and have persecuted us; and they please not God, and are contrary to all men:

2 Timothy 3:12-14
12  Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
13  But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.
14  But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned [them];

Revelation 20:10  And the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet [are], and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

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

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

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

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Physical manifestation

Acts 4:31  And when they had prayed, the place was shaken wherein they were gathered together; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spake the word of God with boldness.

In today’s scripture we find when they prayed the place shock and this literally happened such that they could sense it. It wasn’t that there was an earthquake but only those in that room could sense one. It was not their imagination but something that did happen. Having personally experienced this very long before where even objects in the house sake and fall, but people in the neighboring flats having common walls do not feel anything.

Is this physical manifestation an indication of the glory of God or of His presence?

We need to understand God is everywhere but we do not experience His glory because we are far from Him or not tuned into Him. It is only when we come near to Him, surrender to Him that we experience His presence and His glory. The manifestation in the physical does happen initially when we are growing in the Lord, God does do this to encourage a weak soul but those who are strong in the spirit do not fall or get slain in spirit, neither do they need any shaking of the place nor of themselves.

Laying of hands or physical contact also is for encouraging the other person and is necessary just to increase the faith of that person, but if the faith is strong then just speaking is more than sufficient.

We see this manifestations were there in the initially part of the book of Acts as the people were new in the Lord but as they grew spiritually these were not visible but yet there was power in their prayers and in what they did.

Let us not always seek signs and wonders so as to grow in the Lord, let the truth build us and make our faith unshakeable, into persons exercising authority.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are wonderful and omnipresent, yet we only touch your presence when we truly surrender ourselves unto You. Lord we pray there comes a time when we talk to You face to face as a man speaketh to another man. Lord we pray your glory be always there with us and people know us by you Name...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Acts 2:2  And suddenly there came from heaven a sound as of the rushing of a mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.

Acts 16:25-26
25  But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns unto God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
26  and suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison-house were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

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Wise as serpents amongst wolves

Acts 17:14  And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.

We know the scripture Matthew 10:16 where Jesus said He sends forth His sheep amongst the wolves to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

This scripture is what we see happen in Berea when the Christians there came to know of a plot on the life of Paul. Paul wanted to go to Athens and these conspirators from Thessalonica knew of his travel plan so awaited him on the general route to Athens to encounter him on his journey and kill him. So these Christians of Berea did not ask Paul to change his plans but they sent him to the coast line so as to make the enemy feel he fled to Toras but instead had him take the longer coastal route to Athens.

The Christians of Berea were credited by Paul to be spiritually mature Christians filled with understanding of scriptures since they diligently studied it and sought the truth. When Jesus said His disciples will be wise as serpents, He did not speak about the deceiving nature of the serpent but about the nature of the serpent to be aware of its surrounding even though it does not have very good eyesight.

Serpent being a creature that crawls on its belly to move around and thus having its head low, would not have make much sense to have good eyesight. God substituted this with a tongue that senses objects even at far distance and motion sensors under its belly to detect slightest movements at great distances.

We as a Church fail to have vision or word of knowledge of things going to happen thus fall into problems. If our spiritual sense would be active then we too would be able to encounter any problem before it comes our path. We do have Preachers who exercise their word of knowledge ability only during prayer meetings or public events but fail to do so in their own personal lives and ministry or Church.

Let us like the people of Berea be spiritually mature, discerning all things with our proper understanding of scriptures and our good relationship with the Holy Spirit.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are omnipresent thus time nor place is a limitation for You. Lord we pray we who can communicate with You do not fail to hear your voice of warnings in our lives and in our ministry. Let us be wise as serpents to be aware of the dangers of the enemy and thus make their plans a failure...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 10:16  Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.

Acts 17:13-16
13  But when the Jews of Thessalonica had knowledge that the word of God was preached of Paul at Berea, they came thither also, and stirred up the people.
14  And then immediately the brethren sent away Paul to go as it were to the sea: but Silas and Timotheus abode there still.
15  And they that conducted Paul brought him unto Athens: and receiving a commandment unto Silas and Timotheus for to come to him with all speed, they departed.
16  Now while Paul waited for them at Athens, his spirit was stirred in him, when he saw the city wholly given to idolatry.

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Control your sexual desires

1 Thessalonians 4:3-5  For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God;

After God made man and woman He said it is good, like He said after creating all that exist in nature. That does not mean we can use things or do what we like with things as to our desire.

We need to firstly know Satan (plural) and the Angels that fell did not consume bad things for they were in Heaven where things are more perfect than in our creation. Everything in Heaven is freely available but when a being takes more than what it requires then it falls into greed. It is not that thing is bad but the misuse of it is not good.

If one realizes the pudendal nerve that is key for a man have orgasm not only end at the scrotum but also at the anus. It is all in the mind that man enjoys or does not enjoy the things that he or she does. It is the mind that we need to control, as to how we look at things. The same with food; the taste buds are situated on our tongue, yet we consume lots of food just to entertain our taste buds and then fall into problems like obesity or gluttony. Like God made the taste buds so also made nerves to end near our reproductive organs, but that does not mean we misuse them.

God made reproduction but it was man who made sex (as to what we know). God knew human beings are weak in the flesh thus permits sex but within constraints of marriage. This is not just a man problem but as much a woman problem.

Be it sex or even food we need to understand its purpose and thus use or consume it. They by itself are not evil but the misuse of their purpose can be evil and lead us to destruction.

We need to understand even though in spirit, both man and woman are the same, yet in the natural we are made different so as to play a role and understand the hidden things of God’s Kingdom.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made all things beautiful and good nothing was evil. The misuse of the good things created evil to come into existence. Lord we pray we understand or bad depends on the purpose and we discern and control our use of things especially our sexual desires so that we do not abuse them and lead ourselves to destruction...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 1:31  And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, [it was] very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

1 Corinthians 7:1-2
1  Now concerning the things whereof ye wrote unto me: [It is] good for a man not to touch a woman.
2  Nevertheless, [to avoid] fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 11:3  But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ [is] God.

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

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Born of the Flesh and Born of the Spirit

Galatians 4: 29  But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.

After the Lord humbled Himself and then became man Jesus, it is written He was made Himself lower than the Angels.

Angels are spirit being and man although being a spirit being dwells in the flesh. All spirits are not the same thus the Angel are higher spirit beings than spirit man.

We have seen in the Bible Angels could take the form of man in the flesh and could even do earthly things like eating food. Higher being spirit beings are not restricted to take form of lower beings. But amongst man we see only Jesus had the power to transfigure and take the form of a higher spirit being as in an Angel. He did this to confirm to His disciples that as man He overcame. Had He not transfigured then He would have sinned while communicating with Moses or Elijah (man is forbidden to communicate with spirits). Jesus said when we resurrect we will become like Angels (higher spirit beings).

We need to understand when Adam and Eve were without sin even though they dwelled in the flesh they were not restricted to it that is why they never felt their nakedness. They had access to Heaven where the Tree/River of Life is (Genesis 2 talks of two gardens one Eden and other east of Eden - which was on Earth - west / towards righteousness / light and east / towards unrighteousness / darkness).

When Adam and Eve ate of the Tree of Good and Bad / Doubt they got corrupted and lost the Fruit of Truth and Fruit of Righteousness. The story of salvation is all about gaining back these lost Fruits of the Spirit for without them we cannot enter Heaven and have access to the Tree of Life so as to live eternally.

The Fruit of Truth is which we get from the Holy Spirit and Fruit of Righteousness from the Son. Once we (mankind / flock collectively) gets these Fruits we are able to transfigure / transform as Paul puts it. Having the Truth (whole Truth) in us triggers the coming of Jesus Christ to Judge His flock so that who do not have the Fruit of Truth (goats) are punished and those who have (sheep) can transform into higher spirit beings (Angels) and enter Heaven.

Satan (plural) does not desire man be transformed and inherit what they lost with their fall. They use our flesh to go against our spirit so that our spirit does not overcome our flesh and be transformed.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and your Kingdom which is eternal is Spirit. Lord we pray we understand flesh and blood cannot inherit your Kingdom and thus we need to transform into spirit beings. Lord we pray we overcome our flesh and control its desires to that it does not destroy our spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Hebrews 2:7  Thou madest him a little lower than the angels; thou crownedst him with glory and honour, and didst set him over the works of thy hands:

Genesis 2:7-8, 15
7  And the LORD God formed man [of] the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.
8  And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in Eden; and there he put the man whom he had formed.
15  And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.

Genesis 3:6-7, 23-24
6  And when the woman saw that the tree [was] good for food, and that it [was] pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make [one] wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
7  And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they [were] naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
23  Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24  So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.

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

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

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Needs of the Saints

2 Corinthians 9:12  For the administration of this service not only supplieth the want of the saints, but is abundant also by many thanksgivings unto God;

When we as Christians use the term ‘righteous of God’, ‘holy people’ it does not mean we are actually righteous or holy. It is like we say we know the truth but then we all know we know very little of the truth and there is lots, lots more that we do not know.

I have mentioned before the 9 Fruits of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Galatians are those which we have access to ourselves, while the 3 mentioned in Ephesians, that is Truth, Righteousness and Holiness are those we cannot earn or gain by ourselves, they are received as a gift. Truth comes from the Holy Spirit and those who have the truth receive righteousness on Judgment Day from the Son and then we all in Heaven get to receive holiness from the Father.

The term ‘saints’ does mean ‘holy’ people but does not really mean they are holy but means people pursuing holiness. This is not something claimed but lived and these people who were called saints by Paul were people who lived a life different from the main stream Christians. They were like the Nazarenes were to the Jews.

When the Catholic Church induced the Jewish Nicolaitan system into Christianity the priest became like business managers and irrespective of what they did they had rights to the collection of the Church. In the early Catholic Church the priests lived like kings who abused their position and lived a carnal life. When matters got worse during the dark ages they turned to a life of chastity and a decorous life, but how could they control the carnal desires when these people were far from God that is why one see so much abuse happening in the shadows of this church.

Today’s scripture tells us that it is the duty of the Church to meet the needs of the Saints. It does not mean everyone working for God’s Kingdom has to be supported. Paul did one of the greatest work during his time yet did not count himself amongst the saints, not because he was less holy but his lifestyle was like normal Christian citizen who worked and preached.

Pastors and Preachers should realize they are all not called to burden the Church but support for themselves unless they are living a missionary life of a Saint. Even when they take of the collection it is just for basic needs (OT ‘fistful’). They should also realize they are robbing God when they get greedy and that they lose great in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord have called us to overcome the flesh that is this carnal life and falsehood of this world. Lord we pray we learn to discern between need and wants. Help us to overcome greed. We pray those in leadership understand what they lose in Heaven when they take beyond a fistful from the offerings...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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

Romans 15:31  That I may be delivered from them that do not believe in Judaea; and that my service which [I have] for Jerusalem may be accepted of the saints;

Romans 16:1-2
1  It is my desire to say a good word for Phoebe, who is a servant of the church in Cenchreae:
2  That you will take her in kindly, after the way of the saints, as one who is the Lord’s, and give her help in anything in which she may have need of you: because she has been a help to a great number and to myself.

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

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

Matthew 5:5  Blessed [are] the meek: for they shall inherit the earth {nations}.

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Partaking of idols

1 Corinthians 10:28  But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not for his sake that shewed it, and for conscience sake: for the earth [is] the Lord’s, and the fulness thereof:

In India it is sad to see since the Churches are only interested in having people attend service and take the name of Jesus, they do not build them in understanding the Word of God, thus they do not discern things.

Yes we need to take things slowly and not behave like a Pharisee with them but then if they do not change and continue the same even after years and years then there is a problem. It all lands to people are being used (converted) and not saved.

In India traditions and culture has a very strong bondage on the people, they do not let even God to step in those areas and some forsake even God but not the traditions of their elders.

If one asks them from when were these traditions in practice, they will say ancient times but when one investigates one finds them to be not even a couple of hundred years old.. Even if they were thousands of years old can they overwrite God and the truth?

We may not partake food / sacrifice offered to idols but if we check our way of life we will see many things that are connected to idols and beliefs rooted into their worship are followed by Christians not only in India but even in western countries like US and Europe.

Let us discern everything by finding their roots for the sake of showing the world that we are God’s people in the way we live our lives, not just by words; and above all since God has demanded that we be holy for He is Holy.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy God and zealous of your people. When asked your Name, You said You are who You are, since there is none like You. In your Word You have called those go after other gods made by man as whores and prostitutes that sell themselves for pleasure. Lord we pray You heal your people of whoredom, build them in the Word and in Spirit so that they discern all things and set themselves as your holy people, pursuing holiness...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Leviticus 26:1  Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up [any] image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I [am] the LORD your God.

Exodus 20:4-5
4  Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth:
5  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;

Isaiah 2:6-8
 5  O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the LORD.
6  Therefore thou hast forsaken thy people the house of Jacob, because they be replenished from the east, and [are] soothsayers like the Philistines, and they please themselves in the children of strangers.
7  Their land also is full of silver and gold, neither [is there any] end of their treasures; their land is also full of horses, neither [is there any] end of their chariots:
8  Their land also is full of idols; they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made:

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Can do all things

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

Today’s scripture is one amongst some which cause a lot of confusion with regards to Callings. The reason is that a person called as a Prophet is also able to heal or evangelize, and a person called as a Teacher can also prophesy or disciple. The problem is, how to know who has the calling of Apostle, Prophet, Teacher, Evangelist, Administrator or Healer if we can do all things.

Today’ scripture has the Greek word ‘en’ which is mostly translated as ‘in’ and sometimes ‘by’ but rarely as ‘through’ (like done here) or ‘with’, it depends of the rendering of the sentence. What is important to understand is the second person (Christ) has a larger role play than the first person (I).

As far as earthly things or skills are concern we as humans have the ability to also do anything we take interest in, it all matters on the level of interest we take. We may have some who are born with or God gifted in that skill and they will be exceptional than others and these are something any person can pray for according to His Will and they will receive it, the person does not need to be born with it.

We need to remember the person who wrote this (Paul) struggled in his speech and was mocked by some, especially the Church of Corinth. So there are times God is keen to build a more important area and thus does not answer our prayer.

Let us understand who we are in Christ and what God has made us to be; let us stand out amongst the worldly people so as to give glory to God and His Kingdom.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God made all things according to design with purpose. You did not make a person greater than the other yet You called them to submit to their purpose in You. Lord we pray we understand we do not lack anything spiritual and also all worldly things we can do but only if it does not hinder our growth in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Corinthians 3:5  Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency [is] of God;

2 Corinthians 12:9-10
9  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
10  Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

Exodus 31:2-11
2  See, I have called by name Bezaleel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah:
3  And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,
4  To devise cunning works, to work in gold, and in silver, and in brass,
5  And in cutting of stones, to set [them], and in carving of timber, to work in all manner of workmanship.
6  And I, behold, I have given with him Aholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded thee;
7  The tabernacle of the congregation, and the ark of the testimony, and the mercy seat that [is] thereupon, and all the furniture of the tabernacle,
8  And the table and his furniture, and the pure candlestick with all his furniture, and the altar of incense,
9  And the altar of burnt offering with all his furniture, and the laver and his foot,
10  And the cloths of service, and the holy garments for Aaron the priest, and the garments of his sons, to minister in the priest’s office,
11  And the anointing oil, and sweet incense for the holy [place]: according to all that I have commanded thee shall they do.

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Why temp Christ?

1 Corinthians 10:9-12 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also
tempted, and were destroyed of serpents. Neither murmur ye, as some of them
also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer. Now all these things
happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition,
upon whom the ends of the world are come. Wherefore let him that thinketh
he standeth take heed lest he fall.

The first word temp in today’s scripture is the Greek word ekpeirazo which
means to try beyond that which is tested. In English it would mean to the
test the limits. The second word tempt /tempted is the Greek word peirazo
which means to test. In James 1:13 which speaks of God not tempting us has
Greek word apeirastos as the 3rd word tempted, it means tempted / tested
with evil / led astray.

God does test/tempt us (peirazo) but does not (ekpeirazo) test beyond our
limits nor (apeirastos) test us with evil / lead us astray.

In the OT we see the people murmured against Moses because they loved the
worldly life they enjoyed in Egypt even though they suffered at the hands
of the Egyptians yet they got their carnal desires fulfilled and that was
enough for them. There were some amongst them who questioned Moses and that
too in God’s name (like his own sister Mariam, or Nadab and Abihu the sons
of Aaron) and we know what happened to them.

Today’s scripture tells since God does not tempt us beyond our limits or
lead us astray we should not try to do the same to God and if we do then we
are in the danger of falling. When we were ignorant of things God still
blessed us in our mistakes, but when we know can we fool Him?

Let us not read beyond scriptures when we are aware of what it says. Let us
not try to outwit God like the sons of Aaron tried to do and were consumed
with fire, or the Israelites did to fulfil their carnal desire and died
being bitten by poisonous serpents.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy God. You are all knowing and nothing is hidden from You.
You Lord cannot be deceived by our words or actions for You see our
thoughts. We pray Lord You strengthen our weak limbs so that we walk in
your way and not stumble...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
James 1:13 Let no man say when he is tempted [peirazo], I am tempted
[peirazo] of God: for God cannot be tempted [apeirastos] with evil, neither
{but} tempteth [peirazo] he any man:

Matthew 4:7 Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt
[ekpeirazo] the Lord thy God.

Matthew 6:13 And lead us not into temptation [peirazo], but deliver us
from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for
ever. Amen.

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Joy and Peace to the world

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

With people celebrating ChristMass one sees banners of ‘joy and peace’ all
over. People say ChristMass is a season of ‘hope’.

Firstly what has ChristMass to do with the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ?
Can we change what is written and make our own Bible like the Catholic
Church tried to do, and is still doing through ignorant people. It was
different if God had not told us to celebrate the birth of the Savior as
one of the ‘eternal/solemn feasts’, then we would have been justified
choosing our own date.

Today’s scripture says joy and peace comes through the Holy Spirit and the
Holy Spirit is identified as Spirit of Truth, so can we get joy and peace
with lies and untruth?

People seek worldly joy and worldly peace with the excuse of ChristMass. We
have been celebrating ChristMass since centuries, let us ask ourselves how
many lives have been changed by ChristMass Carols, ChristMass sweets,
ChristMass cribs, ChristMass stars, ChristMass tree, etc...

Let us ask ourselves which peace and which joy we are seeking, can we get
true joy and peace without the Holy Spirit. Pray that the Holy Spirit
ministers to us and lead us to the truth, so that we receive true joy and
true peace.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Holy God. You Lord ask your people to be holy
like You are holy. Bible says we are children of light. We pray we do not
indulge in unholy things nor play with darkness making excuses of doing
your Will. We pray You strengthen the limbs and bring sight to your people,
so that truth prevails and your Name is lifted up...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Leviticus 23:4-5, 33-37
4 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, [even] holy convocations, which ye
shall proclaim in their seasons.
5 In the fourteenth [day] of the first month at even [is] the LORD’S
passover.
33 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
34 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this
seventh month [shall be] the feast of tabernacles [for] seven days unto the
LORD.
35 On the first day [shall be] an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile
work [therein].
36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on
the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an
offering made by fire unto the LORD: it [is] a solemn assembly; [and] ye
shall do no servile work [therein].
37 These [are] the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim [to be]
holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt
offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every
thing upon his day:

Isaiah 1:14 Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they
are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear [them].

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Man and gods

John 10:34 Jesus answered them, Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye
are gods?

In Hebrew where every name/word has relationship with the object / subject
and gives information on it for one can decode each alphabet to understand
it since Hebrew alphabets are ideograms (symbolize things, actions, etc.),
English words on the other hand has at the max phoenix relationships. Like
the word Church, the term ‘GOD’ used a lot in the Bible is not a Biblical
word but an English term used as substitute for the many references used
for the Lord. There are various assumptions for the origin of this word,
many English words have Gaulish (ancient European language) origin but most
state the origin of this word is Germanic (means to call/invoke).

When I studied the word what I discovered of the existence of a pagan deity
by the name and that deity was worshipped for prosperity. Initially I
started wondering are we all prosperity seekers? For a short period I
stopped using the word but then the Lord enlighten me there is no harm in
seeking prosperity but in fact every Christian should be a prosperity
seeker but what is important is of which kingdom, not of this world but of
the Heavenly Kingdom. We should worship the God of Heaven and not the
worldly god.

We have words like Baal is used for earthly gods and also for the Heavenly
God. If we understand what the root meaning of the word is we will
understand why it is used in that scripture.

I was told of a new Bible translation to be released wherein the actual
words (with its meaning) referred for the Lord are used and not the blanket
word ‘Lord’ / ‘God’. We need to understand the difference between man and
Angels even though both are made in the image of God, we also need to
understand the difference between Angels and the Lord even though in many
places both are referred as divine beings, when we understand this we will
understand how the Lord humbled Himself and became His creation without
losing His divine nature and also how we are called to be ‘gods’ after we
enter Heaven and become one with the Father.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are Holy Divine One and there is and
there will be none like You. You alone are Creator and Savior of all. Lord
we pray your people seek to know You more so that they understand more of
themselves in You. We pray we understand You are the Alpha and Gamma,
Beginner and Finisher of all things...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 3:10-19
10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12 They are all gone out of the way, they are together become
unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.
13 Their throat [is] an open sepulchre; with their tongues they have used
deceit; the poison of asps [is] under their lips:
14 Whose mouth [is] full of cursing and bitterness:
15 Their feet [are] swift to shed blood:
16 Destruction and misery [are] in their ways:
17 And the way of peace have they not known:
18 There is no fear of God before their eyes.
19 Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who
are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may
become guilty before God.

Psalms 82:6 I have said, Ye [are] gods; and all of you [are] children of
the most High.

Psalms 138:1 I will praise thee with my whole heart: before the gods will
I sing praise unto thee.

1 Timothy 6:15 Which in his times he shall shew, [who is] the blessed and
only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords;

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Age and maturity

John 9:23 Therefore said his parents, He is of age; ask him.

In most countries the age for voting is 18 and in some 21. Inheritance also
needs age, children need guardians to manage their inheritance, they cannot
enjoy it directly. When it comes to marriage, for a woman it is 18 but 21
for a man. It seem ironic that at 18 a young man can responsibly exercise
his civil rights but is not found mature enough to lead a woman in marriage..

Many years back the age limits for marriage was 16years for women and 18
for men. In some cultures like Islam and even Judaism they thought a woman
who has her menstruation is eligible for marriage. In Islam marrying a
9years old child girl was nothing alarming, we have their prophet who
married a 6 year old child (Aisha) and consummated the marriage when she
was 9 (he waited not for the age but because she was having some medical
problem). The Jews during the time of Jesus thought 13years was the right
age for a girl so stopped called her ‘a girl’ and people had to call her ‘a
young woman’. Jesus did not approve of this thinking and thus used the word
‘Talitha’ for a thirteen years old damsel which in Aramaic means ‘little
girl’. We find even though Jesus did not approve of the traditions of the
Jews especially towards the eligibility of a girl for marriage, yet He did
not want to raise the matter in public for He goes on to tell the parents
to not disclose unto others the fact He called her Talitha. Maturity varies
from age to age for a person.

Age and maturity do not always coincide. People think being childish is
good and love it when people call them ‘youth’. Christians need to
understand only spiritually mature people will get to enter Heaven for
inheritance were only for mature sons (Sons of God - not referring to the
natural gender but spiritual gender).

When Jesus said we need to be like children to enter His Kingdom, the Greek
word ‘paidion’ does not mean simple little children but refers to
dejected/beaten children mostly those having medical problems used more as
slaves. He spoke of those who are outcast / persecuted by society having a
better chance to enter the Kingdom of God.

The Lord is speaking to us who in this world may be of age to ask
ourselves, spiritually are we of age exhibiting maturely and qualified to
inherit His Kingdom. Let us be molded by His Spirit and not relying on any
man, so as to become mature.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are called Father but also called El
Shaddai (Strong Breasted One) for You are not natural gender biased but are
spiritually, not compromising. You desire all mature into Sons of God
irrespective of age and gender so as to inherit your Kingdom. Lord we pray
we understand the importance of spiritually growing in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Mark 5:38-43
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the
tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and
weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he
taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with
him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi;
which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was [of the age]
of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded
that something should be given her to eat.

Luke 18:16-17
16 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Suffer little children to
come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.
17 Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God
as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.

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Peace is not free, it comes at a price

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

People have different definitions of peace, some confuse it with happiness
and others with inertia. In the Bible we can refer to the Greek word but
the exact definition of any Biblical words can be gained from its Hebrew
source. In Greek the word eirene is best defined as ‘state of no rage or
havoc of war’, But the Hebrew word Shalowm for peace means completeness
and comes from the root word Shalam which has two definitions one is
pay/repay and other restoration.

Peace comes with a price. If we look at today’s message Christ greets His
disciples with peace but in the same sentence speaks of the mission which
the Father assigned Him and He has now assigned us. If we look at even the
famous scripture ‘caste your burden unto me and I will give you rest’,
people omit the later part of the condition for rest that is ‘take my
burden’. We cannot have rest in the Lord or completeness or peace unless we
take the Lord’s burden or mission which is to do bringing back His lost
sheep.

Doing the Lord’s mission for peace is not like a Bata system that the Lord
follows. Jesus said ‘my burden is light like a feather’ since we are helped
in this mission by His Spirit.

Jesus the man is called the ‘Prince of Peace’ not the ‘King of Peace’, true
peace comes from His Spirit who helps us become complete and for this we
need to pay a price, also the price is not full but just a token, the
remaining is paid by Him. Like grace marks cannot be given to a student who
has got zero, so also His grace is not available to us with us doing
nothing. We need to have faith to receive grace and faith is not just
verbal confession but requires us to believe, that means know and live what
we know.

Let us who seek the Lord’s peace also seek His mission in our lives, for
His peace comes only when we do His mission.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Holy God. You alone are Holy for You alone are perfect. We all
lack in various areas and this completion comes from You alone. Lord we
pray we understand peace comes with a price and the price we need to pay is
just a small token, You have asked of us to do unto others what You have
done for us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the
government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called
Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince
of Peace.

Matthew 11;28-30
28 Come unto me, all [ye] that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give
you rest.
29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in
heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For my yoke [is] easy, and my burden is light.

Isaiah 55:1-3
1 Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters, and he that hath no
money; come ye, buy, and eat; yea, come, buy wine and milk without money
and without price.
2 Wherefore do ye spend money for [that which is] not bread? and your
labour for [that which] satisfieth not? hearken diligently unto me, and eat
ye [that which is] good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
3 Incline your ear, and come unto me: hear, and your soul shall live; and
I will make an everlasting covenant with you, [even] the sure mercies of
David.

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.

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Is Jesus with you or is Christ with you?

John 6: 22 The day following, when the people which stood on the other
side of the sea saw that there was none other boat there, save that one
whereinto his disciples were entered, and that Jesus went not with his
disciples into the boat, but [that] his disciples were gone away alone;

When I was small and was a Catholic, not knowing Christ and the truth,
whenever I was in a difficult situation the first thing I would do, like
most Catholics, is take the sign of the cross. Catholics including
Christians are known to put the sign of the cross on exam papers, so
nowadays in Indian one finds even Hindus following this trend so put OM
symbol. People think it is ‘lucky’ or God’s/gods’ favor will fall on them
when they draw religious symbols!

When we come to know the truth we know writing / tattooing names or
religious symbols is not going to get us any brownie points with God but
may in fact work the other direction for it shows we do not know Him.

Idolizing any human even if it from the Bible is like idol worship and can
cause us to fall on the wrong side with God. I remember one day I shared on
the weakness of the Apostles like Paul and some of the brothers who were
close to me came to the state of almost hating me. When I say any human it
does not mean those who have sinned but even the man Jesus forbid people
from worshiping Him as a human. He went on to the extent to rebuke the man
who called Him ‘holy’ (perfect - translated as ‘good’) and said only God
(the Father) is perfect.

As Christians we worship the Lord Jesus Christ who is God and part of (one
with) God, we do not worship the man Jesus nor any Angels. We lift up the
Name of Jesus meaning His nature, who He is, and not the English word
‘Jesus’ or what He is called in various languages (including Hebrew or
Greek).

Jesus as man even after His resurrection left us so that we associate with
His Spirit and succeed in our purpose in Him. Take the fact He as man
taught His core disciples for almost 3 years but they understood nothing
much, it was only after they were led by His Spirit that within days they
were a transformed lot.

The term ‘Christ’ includes the Spirit of the Son / Holy Spirit who came
from the Father. If we are followers of Jesus and not of Christ then we
fail as Christians and become a cult like Jehovah’s Witnesses who do not
know who ‘Jehovah’ is and still claim to be His ‘witnesses’.

Today’s message is not milk but solid meat, so not easy to digest. It took
almost a year to come to its true acceptance. Unless we do not break these
bonds on idolizing people we will not be people truly led by the Spirit of
God and will not mature to become true Sons of God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God, there is none other than
You. You alone are Holy and thus are worshipped by all the beings in Heaven
by shouts of Holy, Holy, Holy. Lord we pray we overcome the flesh and
understand the corruption of the flesh. We pray we understand even though
You Lord Jesus were without blemish as man yet You objected to be
worshipped for You humbled yourself giving up your glory. We know we will
once again worship You as part of the Father when You return to Him gaining
back your glory which You had before this world was...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 4:6-8
6 And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the
glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I
give it.
7 If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine.
8 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it
is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou
serve.

Mark 10:18 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? [there is]
none good but one, [that is], God.

Revelation 22:8-13
8 And I John saw these things, and heard [them]. And when I had heard and
seen, I fell down to worship before the feet of the angel which shewed me
these things.
9 Then saith he unto me, See [thou do it] not: for I am thy fellowservant,
and of thy brethren the prophets, and of them which keep the sayings of
this book: worship God.
10 And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this
book: for the time is at hand.
11 He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let
him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still:
and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
12 And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward [is] with me, to give every
man according as his work shall be.
13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last..

Philippians 2:8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself,
and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.

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

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Blindness and Salvation

John 9:13 They brought to the Pharisees him that aforetime was blind.

In the human body one of the most awesome creation of God are the eyes. It
is a marvel that baffles the minds of the most learned. In today’s advance
technology we have mobiles with 108Mega Pixel resolution and we go craze
but do not realize the human which God created is 576Mega Pixel! We are
aware that oxygen to every part of the body goes via the blood but are we
aware parts of the eyes (cornea) get oxygen directly from the atmosphere!

Sight is an important factor for the survival of man, without sight one is
called a handicap and a handicap can still survive in the natural world
with help of others. But in the spiritual world each one is accountable for
himself or herself and spiritual blindness is something that writes that
person off.

In Biblical symbolism / image study, if one needs to study the inner-man /
spiritual heart of man one needs to study the anatomy of the human eye.

In Heaven two types of people will not be allowed to enter, one who is
spiritually blind or spiritually lame. When we say ‘believe in the Lord
Jesus Christ’ it has to do spiritual sight and walk. If we do not know Him
can we claim to believe Him? If we do not follow Him can we claim to be His
disciples?

If we call ourselves Christians we have to make sure we are not spiritually
blind nor spiritually lame. So let us open our spiritual eyes and make our
legs straight so that we are not found amongst goats.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord know all things and nothing is hidden
from You. You are not fooled by works or actions but see within the hearts
and minds of people. Lord we pray we do not fool ourselves into vanity if
we are suffering from blindness or lameness. We pray You open our eyes, set
our hearts right and make our limbs straight so that we walk in your ways....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Samuel 5:8 And David said on that day, Whosoever getteth up to the
gutter, and smiteth the Jebusites, and the lame and the blind, [that are]
hated of David’s soul, [he shall be chief and captain]. Wherefore they
said, The blind and the lame shall not come into the house.

Matthew 6:23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of
darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great
[is] that darkness!

Deuteronomy 15:21 And if there be [any] blemish therein, [as if it be]
lame, or blind, [or have] any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto
the LORD thy God.

Malachi 1:8 And if ye offer the blind for sacrifice, [is it] not evil? and
if ye offer the lame and sick, [is it] not evil? offer it now unto thy
governor; will he be pleased with thee, or accept thy person? saith the
LORD of hosts.

Matthew 21:14 And the blind and the lame came to him in the temple; and he
healed them.

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Treasure is in the little details

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that
weep.

You may have heard from me about the importance of getting into the Hebrew
and Greek words for getting the right understanding.

Let me tell you today if you want to write letters with profound
understanding like Paul did then you need to dig deeper, that is get into
the grammar of the words. One can right volumes when gets into the TVM
(Tense, Voice, Mood) of Greek verbs for they literally tell us what to do,
how to do it and what thoughts should be associated. Out of my extensive
study on TVM [as the Lord revealed to me], Tense tells us what to be done
in the natural, Voice mentally/emotionally and Mood spiritually.

Let us take today’s scripture in English language the first ‘rejoice’ or
‘weep’ and second ‘rejoice’ or ‘weep’ do not seem to be different, but in
the Greek text the TVM of both the first and second lot are different. They
both have Tense and Voice as Present, Active respectively, but have
different Moods.

Coming to the Moods of the first verbs [rejoice and weep], they are
infinitive while the Moods of the second verbs are participle. If one
studies verbals, a participle verb is when a verb takes the form of an
adjective like ‘crying and weeping children’, while infinitive verb would
be like ‘to cry’ or ‘to weep’. Scripture tells us our rejoicing and
weeping should be for short time and expressive. Worldly rejoicing or
weeping can be spiritually disastrous if it extends over long periods.

As Christians we are called to be part of the society, to respond to people
around us. We are called to rejoice, weep with people [not getting into
their religious traditions or festivals] as per their situation but let us
be cautious not to let natural emotions to overtake us. It means we need to
genuinely respond to people in their situation but not lose control of the
truth which is in us.

Worldly emotions are not evil but let our spiritual understanding of things
be in control over everything. Let us learn to smile, laugh, be sad or cry
with people but let us always remember everything here is temporary like we
are ourselves; these things will perish but we will remain and our real joy
is yet to come.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your wisdom Lord is beyond measure and in your
Word we see the depth of your wisdom. Lord we pray we seek to understand
your Word more and more. We pray let this understanding be alive in us
always. We pray we respond genuinely to people but let the truth in us be
spiritually in control always...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name.

[Reference scriptures]
1 Corinthians 12:26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer
with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

2 Samuel 12:16-20
16 David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went
in, and lay all night upon the earth.
17 And the elders of his house arose, [and went] to him, to raise him up
from the earth: but he would not, neither did he eat bread with them.
18 And it came to pass on the seventh day, that the child died. And the
servants of David feared to tell him that the child was dead: for they
said, Behold, while the child was yet alive, we spake unto him, and he
would not hearken unto our voice: how will he then vex himself, if we tell
him that the child is dead?
19 But when David saw that his servants whispered, David perceived that
the child was dead: therefore David said unto his servants, Is the child
dead? And they said, He is dead.
20 Then David arose from the earth, and washed, and anointed [himself],
and changed his apparel, and came into the house of the LORD, and
worshipped: then he came to his own house; and when he required, they set
bread before him, and he did eat.

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Christianity and violence

Luke 22:38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And he said
unto them, It is enough.

A couple of months back I was with a team distributing NT at a fair where
we had a stall. Many took them when we spoke of the moral and spiritual
(mental) benefits of reading it. We could not touch on the
religious/salvation aspect of the book since people would think of us as
trying to convert them.

There was one particular young man who had read through (somewhat) not only
the Bible but even books of other religions like Islam, Sikhism,
Zoroastrianism and even Hinduism. He came from a family where his parents
were of different religions and a family where many members were in the
Armed forces. Since he had read the Bible (NT especially) he was disturbed
about the non-violence aspect of it. Most of his questions to me were
about, does Christianity support joining armed forces and allow using force
against the enemy? Like him I am sure there are many who may be rejecting
Christianity or doubtful about following it for these reasons.

Christianity does tell us to be patriotic to the country we are citizens
of. We are called to obey the law of the land and respect those in
authority. We may have differences with them if they are not morally doing
the right thing and speaking or protesting against those actions
(peacefully) is our duty. Coming to violence we as Christians are not
called to take any kind of violence. If we are called to pray for our enemy
and respond with love to them, then that writes off any kind of violence.

We need to understand if we are strong Christians we will not even have a
confrontation with an enemy for Bible says God will cause them to be a
calamity of their own plans against us. Now coming to reality where we are
not strong spiritually then we are called to defend (not attack). We can
join the defense forces but not a colonial force that attacks weaker or
helpless countries with wrong intentions.

The God of the OT is not different than the one of the NT. It was the
spiritual state of the people that was different thus God dealt with them
differently.

In today’s message we see Jesus was aware that He had to leave His helpless
Disciples and they were not strong spiritually for they had not received
the Holy Spirit yet, in this situation He suggests them to arm themselves
with swords so as to protect themselves.

Let us who are baptized in the Holy Spirit and spiritually strong not even
think of violence in the natural. We are called to be very violent
spiritually that too only against evil and not against the doers of evil.
If we have hate a person even if he is a doer of evil than we fail as
Christians, but if we do not hate evil then too we fail to be Christians.
We are called to overcome evil with good, so diplomatic means against an
enemy country should always be our way of handling them.

[Prayer Starter]
Father God You are Holy, You alone are perfect. Lord we pray we who are
your children understand we too are called to be holy (perfect). We pray we
seek your ways of peace. We pray we understand we are called to be violent
in the spiritual but non-violent in the natural...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Exodus 23:4-5
4 If thou meet thine enemy’s ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely
bring it back to him again.
5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and
wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

2 Kings 6:22 And he answered, Thou shalt not smite [them]: wouldest thou
smite those whom thou hast taken captive with thy sword and with thy bow?
set bread and water before them, that they may eat and drink, and go to
their master.

2 Chronicles 28:9-15

Proverbs 25:21-22
21 If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty,
give him water to drink:
22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall
reward thee.

Luke 6:35 But love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, hoping for
nothing again; and your reward shall be great, and ye shall be the children
of the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful and [to] the evil.

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Flesh and Spirit conflict.

Galatians 5:17,18 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit
against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye
cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are
not under the law.

People think Christianity is against the natural and mistakenly start to
compare it to religions like Jainism where penance and suffering in this
world gets rewards in the spiritual world. It is for this reason
Catholicism moved from Biblical teachings to teachings followed by these
worldly religions.

Today’s scripture may sound like war between flesh and spirit but only when
we get into deeper word study that we realize it is not a natural v/s
spiritual but a spiritual v/s spiritual battle.

The Greek word sarx for flesh comes from the root word saroo which means to
sweep/drag. Like I stated before Jesus and the Jews hardly spoke Greek it
was only when the Apostles went out of Judea that they were compelled to
write and speak in Greek. Greek holds the message / grammar perfectly but
when it comes to understanding the word and its symbolism we need to go the
Hebrew / Aramaic word. Hebrew basar for flesh comes from the root meaning
news/message or tiding. So when Jesus said unless we eat His flesh we will
have nothing to do with Him, He did not speak of actual flesh but His
message / teachings.

Today’s message speaks not of natural v/s spirit but about spirit v/s
spirit, about worldly spirit v/s godly spirit which are both within us. The
worldly spirit uses the natural senses and thus led by it, while the godly
spirit within us uses the help of the Spirit of God/Holy Spirit. The battle
is about whom we choose to lead us, our natural senses or the Spirit of
God. If we live to please our natural senses then we destroy our godly
spirit (deprive it nourishment) but if we please our godly spirit by our
relationship with the Holy Spirit then we deprive our natural spirit its
carnal food and thus kill it.

No person can become a Christian by hurting oneself naturally, so penance
nor fasting by itself changes anything while repentance, focusing
spiritually and being led by the Holy Spirit alone can bring spirit Fruits
and change a person to become a Christian.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Spirit and so is your Kingdom. Bible
says flesh and blood cannot inherit your Kingdom but only in spirit we can
that too becoming Sons of God by being led by your Spirit. Lord we pray we
do not do foolish things like penance of inflicting suffering to our
natural bodies which is a temple. We pray we focus on the spiritual battle
between our worldly spirit and godly spirit...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

John 1:12-13
12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons
{children} of God, [even] to them that believe on his name:
13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the
will of man, but of God.

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

2 Corinthians 8:15 As it is written, He that [had gathered] much had
nothing over; and he that [had gathered] little had no lack

1 Thessalonians 4:12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are
without, and [that] ye may have lack of nothing.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons
of God.

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The Emblems of the Lord’s Table

1 Corinthians 11:25 After the same manner also [he took] the cup, when he
had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye,
as oft as ye drink [it], in remembrance of me.

Whenever I get this message I get confused as to what to do for scriptures
has been prophesied that the daily sacrifice would be taken away for
1000years and we see this was done by the Catholic Church in 1200AD when
they replaced the emblems of the Lord’s Table with things which contradict
the purpose of the Daily Sacrifice.

Firstly we need to understand the so called Last Supper was the celebration
of the first day of the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread which
actually came after the Passover week which was of 6 days (5 days
observation of the lamb/goat, killing it in the evening of the fifth day
and the next day was a High Sabbath). During the exile of Israel in Babylon
they had merged the two weeks into one.

The Unleavened Week the people of God were forbidden to consume yeast
(symbolizing worldly knowledge or understanding) nor keep it in their
homes. It was so serious that they were warned of being excluded from God’s
promise of entering the Promised Land/ Heaven (cut out from the people).

In 1200AD the Catholic Church replaced the bread with wafer which they call
‘communion’ (on the top they put the Greek symbol of hell / cross with
curved ends /swastika on it). The OT very specifically classifies the
different types of breads so even though both do not have yeast yet they
cannot substitute for each other. The other thing that this Church did was
replace grape juice with fermented wine. The Hebrew word Yayin for wine
used during Unleavened Week is wine not fermented with yeast.

In Hebrew there are 5 different names which are translated as ‘wine’ in the
English translation thus causing confusing and an excuse for ‘Christians’
to indulge in alcohol.

Let us understand an emblem cannot be changed and if the symbol/emblem is
changed the nation it represents also changes.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord do all things with understanding and
purpose so that man knows the hidden things of your Kingdom, there is
nothing that You do without purpose. Lord we pray we understand the
seriousness of symbols in the Bible. We pray we do not also go into the
other extreme of making them idols like the Jews did...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not
selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to
filthy lucre;

1 Peter 4:3 For the time past of [our] life may suffice us to have wrought
the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess
of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries:

Matthew 26:17 Now the first [day] of the [feast of] unleavened bread the
disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare
for thee to eat the passover?

Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew nigh, which is called the
Passover.

Exodus 12:15,18-20
15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall
put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread
from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from
Israel.
18 In the first [month], on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye
shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at
even.
19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever
eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the
congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.
20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened; in all your habitations shall ye eat
unleavened bread.

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

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Spirit of Truth is with you and shall be in you

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

When we look at truth in other beliefs we see they project truth as
multi-dimension so depending on the view point truth changes. Compare this
to the Bible we find truth is given as unchangeable.

We may know truth is known gradually that is why it is symbolized by the
pomegranate fruit in the OT. When we open it and inspect each aril looks
like a gem stone, it has 12 sides and is dense packed meaning leaves no
space between each other. All its sides do not have a uniform size thus
vary from seed to seed. It is also not fully flat thus making each aril
unique shaped like a 3D jigsaw puzzle so cannot be moved and put in another
place. The whole fruits is separated into sections by membrane even though
the whole fruit is air tight inside.

I have mentioned before although the Holy Spirit is one He is characterized
as 7 Spirits as light which broadly splits into 7 colors (the rainbow). The
7 Spirit are key to Callings and foundation of the Church (symbolized by
the Candlestick in the Tabernacle). First amongst the 7 Spirit that we
receive on baptism in the Holy Spirit is a token of the Spirit of Truth. It
does not mean we immediately know the whole truth but means we start to see
the truth and grow in the truth. That is why a person baptized in the Holy
Spirit immediately starts drowning himself or herself in the Word of God.

Today’s message discloses a great fact of how our transformation happens
after we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. It tells us the Spirit of Truth
which dwells with us starts to dwell within us. It is not like He takes
residence in one of our organs, if we understand the term Spirit then we
will understand the transformation and what Jesus said about being born
again/born from above.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God, You are Truth and You are Spirit. You do not
change for Truth does not change. You also seek worship that is in Spirit
and Truth. You said in your Word a person can come to You only if led by
your Spirit. Lord we pray we understand what it means to walk and worship
in Spirit and Truth. We pray we surrender to your Spirit more and more so
that He who is with us starts to be in us...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

Revelation 3:1 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.

Revelation 5:6 And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of
the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb as it had
been slain, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits
of God sent forth into all the earth.

Exodus 25:32 And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three
branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the
candlestick out of the other side:

Exodus 26:35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the
candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the
south: and thou shalt put the table on the north side.

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