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Post  Admin on Tue 01 Oct 2019, 10:32 pm

He created all

Romans 9:20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall
the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?

Before I came in the Lord I was into palmistry, astrology and many
superstitious beliefs even though I would state I was a scientifically
tempered person.

When I say I was into palmistry or astrology it did not mean I simply
followed or believed in them, but I studied them quite deeply. I used to
read books by people known in the respective fields and would even read
hands accurately almost 80-90% (not just future but even their past) and
tell their character or nature based on their birth date. These so called
studies initially seem scientific / logical claiming years and years of
research behind them. It was only because I went deeper that I realized the
powers behind these had nothing to do with their ‘science’ but was
something else i.e. I started hand reading and later did not need to see
the hand yet was quiet accurate, people said I was ‘face reading’, but had
no knowledge of ‘face reading’.

God created all things according to design, and nothing done is random,
without reason or purpose. When we do ‘Bible image study’ (4th level of
Bible Study) like recorded in Daniel, Songs of Solomon or Revelation we
find God’s design in everything. This study is so complex that as we get
into the micro mode, it gets more and more complex. It is easy to study why
man or woman is created in the form they are, like having one head,
shoulders, two hands, two feet, torso, hip etc... It is even somewhat easy
to study the various organs and their placement in our body. Matters get
more complex as we get into the DNA, various cell structures and the
functioning between them. Then comes the most complex as to why there is so
many variations between us even though biologically we are so alike;
variations like height, skin color, voice, built etc...

Today’s message is misunderstood as to in what authority can man question
God as to why He created things differently. In fact in the Bible God
always instructs us to question Him and He will surely answer, what is
important is the purpose of questioning. If we question with a desire to
learn then God surely reveals through His Spirit, but if we question with
another agenda then we will surely be rebuked for it.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You alone are God and You created all things. In your wisdom You Lord
created each and every thing according to purpose and design. The things
that are visible are created according to those invisible and things
invisible according to your Heavenly purpose. Lord we pray You open the
minds of more and more of your people that they may understand the hidden
things of your Kingdom, so that your plans are known to them...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 19:15-20
15 And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know;
but who are ye?
16 And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame
them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked
and wounded.
17 And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus;
and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified.
18 And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds.
19 Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together,
and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, and
found [it] fifty thousand [pieces] of silver.
20 So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed.

Romans 9:20-24
20 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing
formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me thus?
21 Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one
vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
22 [What] if God, willing to shew [his] wrath, and to make his power
known, endured with much longsuffering the vessels of wrath fitted to
destruction:
23 And that he might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of
mercy, which he had afore prepared unto glory,
24 Even us, whom he hath called, not of the Jews only, but also of the
Gentiles?

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him,
and for him:

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world
are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his
eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

Genesis 1:11-12, 21,24-26
11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed,
[and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed [is] in
itself, upon the earth: and it was so.
12 And the earth brought forth grass, [and] herb yielding seed after his
kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed [was] in itself, after his
kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth,
which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every
winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that [it was] good.
24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his
kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind:
and it was so.
25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after
their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind:
and God saw that [it was] good.
26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let
them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air,
and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing
that creepeth upon the earth.

1 Corinthians 1:4-5
4 I thank my God always on your behalf, for the grace of God which is
given you by Jesus Christ;
5 That in every thing ye are enriched by him, in all utterance, and [in]
all knowledge;

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Post  Admin on Mon 30 Sep 2019, 11:00 pm

Back to square one

John 21:3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him,
We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately;
and that night they caught nothing.

During the era of Jesus as man there were many who claimed to be godmen,
supernatural leaders, offered something special spiritually to people (like
salvation). Some amongst them became very famous like John the Baptist and
Theudas (who is mentioned in Acts), they had many, many followers. So Jesus
as a Messiah initially was not a great fear for the Roman Empire for they
knew of many doing the same, but one thing common amongst all of them was
after the person died their followers all returned to their usual lifestyle
like we see written in today’s scripture. For the Romans ignoring them was
the best solution.

Jesus as Messiah did become a concern to the Romans because of His fame for
doing great miracles but that did not stop them from allowing their own
army officers to follow Him. Jesus truly became a threat to the Roman
Empire only after His resurrection, after His Disciples were baptized in
the Holy Spirit and they too started doing things which Jesus as man did.

Let us understand that God is truly given glory when Christ shines through
us. If God wanted He would have done miracles without us but He desires us
to be vessels through which He can perform miracles so that the Name of
Jesus Christ is lifted up and the world can see Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your ways are unlike our ways, your ways are
perfect for You are perfect. Lord we pray we understand the reason we need
to stand in your Name and represent You in this world. We pray they all see
the light which is You in us and may come to know You and be saved...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Acts 5:36 For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be
somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves:
who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought
to nought.

Matthew 8:5 And when Jesus was entered into Capernaum, there came unto him
a centurion, beseeching him,

Mark 15:39 And when the centurion, which stood over against him, saw that
he so cried out, and gave up the spirit, he said, Truly this man was the
Son of God.

Acts 10:22 And they said, Cornelius the centurion, a just man, and one
that feareth God, and of good report among all the nation of the Jews, was
warned from God by an holy angel to send for thee into his house, and to
hear words of thee.

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Post  Admin on Sun 29 Sep 2019, 7:24 pm

Foolish Generation

Luke 7: 31,32 And the Lord said, Whereunto then shall I liken the men of
this generation? and to what are they like? They are like unto children
sitting in the marketplace, and calling one to another, and saying, We have
piped unto you, and ye have not danced; we have mourned to you, and ye have
not wept.

When we look at the English translation of the scripture we do not get the
full depth of today’s scripture.

The word translated as ‘children’ is the Greek word ‘paidion’ which is a
term used for servant children. They were not simply child labor but they
were children with medical defect (like special abilities, spastic) and
discarded by families (considered another breed/gender), they were used for
simple odd jobs like sitting at the door entrances to wash people’s
hands/feet. The root of the word means ‘to strike’ or ‘to smite’ thus were
looked as struck / cursed by God.

Today’s scripture talks of these children sitting in a market place to be
sold to any prospective buyer and in this hopeless atmosphere they comfort
each other by entertaining each other and comforting each other foolishly.
The depth of this foolishness is seen by the words used. The word
translated as ‘mourned’ speaks of the theatrical performance put by paid
mourners at funerals so as to encourage the family to mourn for the
deceased (also used during Lazarus’s funeral service which lasted 4 days).

Ironically in Matthew 18:3 where Jesus spoke of unless we become like
little children we cannot enter into the kingdom of Heaven, He used the
term ‘paidion’. That meant unless we do not become hopeless we will not
receive hope, but let us not do foolishness by looking unto each other for
comfort but only look unto God.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made the Heavens and Earth. All that
exist is by You, for You and thus only in You is hope. Lord we pray we
understand without You we are nothing and there is no hope without You,
only in You can we find refuge and honor...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 18:3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and
become as little children [paidion], ye shall not enter into the kingdom of
heaven.

Matthew 19:13 Then were there brought unto him little children [paidion],
that he should put [his] hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked
them.

Mark 10:14 But when Jesus saw [it], he was much displeased, and said unto
them, Suffer the little children [paidion] to come unto me, and forbid them
not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

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Post  Admin on Sat 28 Sep 2019, 8:17 pm

Which Doctrines do we teach?

John 7:16 Jesus therefore answered them and said, My doctrine {teaching}
is not mine, but his that sent me.

The word ‘doctrine’ has become a curse word and equated with the word
‘heretic’. People who use these terms as curse words themselves lack
knowledge and understanding of scriptures.

The Greek word ‘didache’ translated as doctrine comes from the word
‘didasko’ which means ‘to teach’. So doctrine simply means teaching. The
term ‘heretic’ Greek word ‘hairetikos’ used in Titus 3:10 has the root
meaning ‘one who teaches doctrine that is different/according to one’s
personal choice and not according to the masses/majority’.

If we look at today’s scripture we see the Jewish religious leaders were
questioning Jesus as if He was a heretic for His teaching was not according
to their teaching. Jesus was not completely offline to their teachings but
was beyond their teachings and thus they were amazed at his knowledge.
Jesus had qualified to preach (as a Rabbi) at Synagogues by His 40days
fasting in the desert [School of Moses] and did not follow the normal
process of being trained under another Rabbi like Paul Saul did [School of
Samuel].

People think they wondered because Jesus was uneducated yet knew a lot.

Firstly Jesus was not uneducated, like say Mohammed was who learned by
attending small group preaching’s during his travel as a nomadic child. All
Jews had to be educated for it was part of their tradition to learn
scriptures especially after the age of eight, therefore in the Gospels we
do not find any communication like unto an uneducated audience.

Today in Churches we see most preach ‘Abundant Grace’ (grace does it all -
denial of the works of the Holy Spirit), ‘Once Saved Always Saved’,
‘Prosperity Gospel’ etc. so if anyone who truly preaches the truth will
surely be called an heretic for his or her teaching is not according to the
masses/majority.

Let us not follow teachings by majority but by what scripture says. If
someone teaches something different let us not pounce on that person and
brand him/her as a heretic but let us investigate and see if that teaching
fulfils scriptures.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are wonderful God. Your Kingdom is not
like this worldly kingdom and your Wisdom and understanding is unlike that
of this world. Lord we pray we learn not to compromise the Truth just to be
accepted by this world. Let us be bold like You did as man Jesus to speak
that which is true, for it is the truth that will set us free and bring us
to transformation and restoration...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 7:14,15,17
14 Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and
taught.
15 And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having
never learned?
17 If any man willeth to do his will, he shall know of the teaching,
whether it is of God, or [whether] I speak from myself.

Titus 3:8-11
8 [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm
constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to
maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and
strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned
of himself.

Philippians 2:1-5
1 If there is therefore any comfort in Christ, if any consolation of love,
if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions,
2 fulfill ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love,
being of one accord, of one mind;
3 [doing] nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness
of mind each counting other better than himself;
4 not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the
things of others.
5 Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:

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Post  Admin on Fri 27 Sep 2019, 10:03 pm

Book of Prophecy, so that we may believe

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe.

Worldly people who are in state of ignorance have the tendency to stay all
religions are the same, all religions say the same things and worship the
same God. These are the people who have never opened any book of another
religion nor cared to understand the religion they follow.

If we understand the terms used by various religions we get better insight
of what they follow.

In Hinduism they use the term Bhagwan which in Sanskrit means man-god thus
does not refer to God but to manmade gods or humans worshipped as gods.

In Islam they use the term allah and people think it refers to God. The
Arabic word for God is illah and allah means ‘the god’ and refers to one of
the 360 deities who Mohammed declared as god after destroying all the
other. This allah has its original name ‘Hubal’ and is said to have 3
daughters whose names are written in the Quran. ‘Satanic verses’ book for
which Salman Rushdie received death threats refers to the verse that exist
in the Quran where Mohammed claimed to be tempted to declare the names of
the 3 daughters of Allah.

When we use the term ‘holy book’ of any religion it needs to talk of God /
gods, how they created mankind and the purpose of creation/mankind. If we
go by this thumb rule books like Bhagwat Geeta or Ramayana do not qualify
as ‘holy book’ of the Hindus, it is the Vedas (specifically the Rig-Veda)
that is considered as their ‘holy book’. With Islam since it takes many
things from the Torah and the Bible as whole, thus it does qualify as their
‘holy book’.

How to test a ‘holy book’ is really a Holy Book is given in today’s
scripture.

Man can give lots of inspirational messages and feel good messages but if
they are indeed God inspired is when it has things which is beyond man’s
ability to know. Two things that stand the test, is how this world was
created, how man and other creators were created, it should give accurate
details. Secondly it should have prophecies (details of events to occur in
the future).

Blind faith is foolishness and does not stay for long. God never says to
blindly follow Him, He tells us to test (taste) and see His indeed is God
and He is good. We as Christians can truly say we are the only belief that
is true because our Holy Book is indeed from God and it passes any test
with flying colors.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. You are True and so also
is your Word True. It is your Word that leads us to know You and to know
your plans for us. We pray Lord we understand the value of your Word and
its richness. We pray You put a fire in our bones to seek your Word and be
enriched in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
pass away.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received
[it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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It is all about Restoration

Acts 3:21 whom the heaven must receive until the times of restoration of
all things, whereof God spake by the mouth of His holy prophets that have
been from of old.

When we understanding the whole Bible and the purpose of creation not just
our creation but even the Heavenly creation that is the Angels and
Cherubim, we see the whole story is about restoration.

Those who understand the story of Heavenly restoration will also understand
the relationship between the Father, Son and Spirit. These are the people
who know when they go to Heaven will not see the man Jesus Christ sitting
on a throne with Angels around. They know who the Lord is, who they are in
the Lord and what to expect in Heaven.

It is true what the Lord said through Isaiah that no eyes have seen, no
ears have heard nor any mind conceived that things that God has prepared
for this creation. When we even partially know of the things of Heaven and
look at what we suffer in this world or for the cause of God’s Kingdom then
we see it is nothing.

Let us be joyful and see it as a privilege to suffer for the Kingdom of God
for our reward is greater in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are full of Wisdom and in your wisdom
You created all things for a purpose. The purpose is beyond the imagination
of man. You Lord reveal things slowly and in your time to mankind so that
You heal their hearts and let them not perish. We thank You Lord especially
for You found mere man worthy for your plans in Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Colossians 1:20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by
him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they
be] things in earth, or things in heaven.

Isaiah 64:4 For since the beginning of the world [men] have not heard, nor
perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, [what]
he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

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Post  Admin on Thu 26 Sep 2019, 9:29 pm

Sealing the dead

John 11:41 Then they took away the stone [from the place] where the dead
was laid. And Jesus lifted up [his] eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee
that thou hast heard me.

When we were ignorant of the dead we all may recollect closing doors and
locking doors so that ghosts (dead people spirits) do not enter one’s room
or house. Today as we know more of the spirit world we may laugh at all
that we did. But this kind of ignorance is yet found in many religions for
instance in Islam Mohammed believed evil spirits / human spirits could not
enter a room if the door was closed! He also had some real weird notions
like people get cool because an evil spirit resides in the nostrils.

Death and spirit world has always been a mystery to mankind. Like we see in
today’s message people including Jews who had no understanding of
scriptures used to seal tombs with large stones not because people would
rob the body but because they feared the dead would rise and their spirit
escape. It is only in the Bible that we get the proper understanding of
life, death and spirit world.

We many a time use the term ‘Holy ghost’ for the ‘Holy Spirit’ without
realizing ‘ghost’ is a term used for a dead human’s spirit.

After His resurrection even though Jesus was manifested in the flesh and
could be touched yet we see He could pass through walls and appear in
different places in an instant. We see others too (both in OT and NT) did
this feat even without dying.

A few days back I was in discussion with a sister on FB who being a
born-again Christian yet believed all living things are ultimately made of
energy. I do not blame her, for I too loving science (particle physics in
particular) thought the same until I realized our knowledge is very limited..

Voyager spacecraft took a photo of earth from the rings of Saturn and earth
looked like a spec of dot. Imagine 7.9 billion human beings dwelling on a
dot and the dreams they carry dwelling on a dot! Our natural life is like
seeing things from ground level while Spirit world is like seeing things
from space. The day I really understood the term ‘spirit’, changed my
understanding of scriptures and many scriptures became anew to me.

Let us not be ignorant of things especially when we hold a book which
discloses everything about life every clearly to us. Let us duly study and
understand scriptures through the help of the Holy Spirit so that we walk
in light and not in darkness.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your world is unlike our natural world. You are
Omnipresent thus dwell everywhere yet this world You created is for a
moment and once its purpose is done it will cease to exist. Lord we pray we
concentrate on understand the Spirit world where we will spend eternity if
saved in You or the rest of our long spirit lives suffering if rejected...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Peter 3:5-8
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the
heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the
water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept
in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of
ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with
the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Colossians 1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven,
and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether [they be] thrones, or
dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him,
and for him:

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Book of Prophecy, so that we may believe

John 14:29 And now I have told you before it come to pass, that, when it
is come to pass, ye might believe.

Worldly people who are in state of ignorance have the tendency to stay all
religions are the same, all religions say the same things and worship the
same God. These are the people who have never opened any book of another
religion nor cared to understand the religion they follow.

If we understand the terms used by various religions we get better insight
of what they follow.

In Hinduism they use the term Bhagwan which in Sanskrit means man-god thus
does not refer to God but to manmade gods or humans worshipped as gods.

In Islam they use the term allah and people think it refers to God. The
Arabic word for God is illah and allah means ‘the god’ and refers to one of
the 360 deities who Mohammed declared as god after destroying all the
other. This allah has its original name ‘Hubal’ and is said to have 3
daughters whose names are written in the Quran. ‘Satanic verses’ book for
which Salman Rushdie received death threats refers to the verse that exist
in the Quran where Mohammed claimed to be tempted to declare the names of
the 3 daughters of Allah.

When we use the term ‘holy book’ of any religion it needs to talk of God /
gods, how they created mankind and the purpose of creation/mankind. If we
go by this thumb rule books like Bhagwat Geeta or Ramayana do not qualify
as ‘holy book’ of the Hindus, it is the Vedas (specifically the Rig-Veda)
that is considered as their ‘holy book’. With Islam since it takes many
things from the Torah and the Bible as whole, thus it does qualify as their
‘holy book’.

How to test a ‘holy book’ is really a Holy Book is given in today’s
scripture.

Man can give lots of inspirational messages and feel good messages but if
they are indeed God inspired is when it has things which is beyond man’s
ability to know. Two things that stand the test, is how this world was
created, how man and other creators were created, it should give accurate
details. Secondly it should have prophecies (details of events to occur in
the future).

Blind faith is foolishness and does not stay for long. God never says to
blindly follow Him, He tells us to test (taste) and see His indeed is God
and He is good. We as Christians can truly say we are the only belief that
is true because our Holy Book is indeed from God and it passes any test
with flying colors.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and You alone are God. You are True and so also
is your Word True. It is your Word that leads us to know You and to know
your plans for us. We pray Lord we understand the value of your Word and
its richness. We pray You put a fire in our bones to seek your Word and be
enriched in it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 55:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Matthew 24:35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not
pass away.

1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this cause also thank we God without ceasing,
because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received
[it] not [as] the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God,
which effectually worketh also in you that believe.

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Light overcomes darkness, does not fight it

Romans 3:19 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.

Christians are given the wrong understanding of the Commandments given in
the OT and equate it to the Law of Moses (followed by the Pharisees) and
thus many shun the OT. They do not realize the whole Bible is the Word of
God, ‘One Word’ and not ‘many words’ that we can omit any part of it.

During the early Church there was no OT and NT, they were known by the name
of their respective books. It was later the Catholic Church segregated the
Bible into OT and NT due to their lack of understanding of the Covenant
(not Covenants) between God and His people.

The Covenant was started with Noah and there were 6 others namely Abraham,
Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and Jesus who were instruments through whom the
Covenant was bettered at every stage. It was through Jesus that there was
dynamic up-gradation of the Covenant (renewed Covenant) where grace and
truth was added.

It is true that the Law of the Lord exposed the sin of man, for man did
wrong and was not guilty of it, but then saying the Law is connected to sin
is like saying fence/wall is not to protect but to imprison people.

In the subsequent scriptures Paul talks of the Law followed by the
Prophets, which we know that before Jesus even the Prophets had little
knowledge of the Law (Kingdom of God), it was only with the Holy Spirit
(Spirit of Truth) being given to the people that they started understanding
the Kingdom of God.

Let take an example. We have Solomon who was the most wisest person in the
OT and whose book ‘Songs of Solomon’ has the most profound, in depth
disclosure of the relationship between God the Father, Son, Spirit and His
people (people without wisdom think it is to do with human worldly
love/romance), yet we see Solomon himself worshipped idols even in his old
age.

Today’s message brings up an insightful aspect of working in God’s Kingdom.

When we work for God’s Kingdom we are called vessels through which the Lord
serves. Being served by a vessel does not change the nature of that vessel
unless the vessel itself absorbs that which is served through it.

Just because God speaks through us does not mean, that wisdom and
understanding is in us. Many a times we may not understand the depth of the
revelations which the Lord reveals through us but other people may.

I have shared before how this has happened to me many a times when I think
why go to Church service when they do not share anything new, but then God
does not fail me and speaks through the preacher even though the preacher
himself/herself has no idea of what he or she spoke.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are light. Light does not fight
darkness but simply overcomes it. Lord we pray we do not take You for
granted just because we labor in your Vineyard. Lord we pray while we serve
others we also serve ourselves and be recipients of what You serve through
us. We pray we soak ourselves with the wisdom and understanding that comes
from You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 3:20-21
20 Therefore by the deeds of the law there shall no flesh be justified in
his sight: for by the law [is] the knowledge of sin.
21 But now the righteousness of God without the law is manifested, being
witnessed by the law and the prophets;

Luke 10:24 For I tell you, that many prophets and kings have desired to
see those things which ye see, and have not seen [them]; and to hear those
things which ye hear, and have not heard [them].

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:

Ephesians 3:2-5
2 If ye have heard of the dispensation of the grace of God which is given
me to you-ward:
3 How that by revelation he made known unto me the mystery; (as I wrote
afore in few words,
4 Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of
Christ)
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;

Romans 16:25 Now to him that is of power to stablish you according to my
gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of
the mystery, which was kept secret since the world began,

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

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A Good Name  
 
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, and favor is better than silver or gold. – Proverbs 22:1 ESV

When do we start being influenced by others? Caring what other people think? A recent study provided some startling news. Even by the time they are two years old, children can change their behavior when they know they are being watched. They even can react differently to different kinds of comments.

Researchers concluded that this demonstrates how concerned human beings of all ages tend to be about their reputation.

As the Bible reminds us, our reputation is very important. In fact, a good name actually is more valuable than riches! Our reputation demonstrates the kind of life we have lived. It reflects our character and what others think of us.

How do we secure a good name? We secure a good name by being surrendered to the Spirit, by making Jesus the Lord of our lives, by living according to God’s Word, by acting with integrity, by keeping our promises and being trustworthy, and by being faithful in little things (Luke 16:10-12).

Think for a moment about people we respect. The mere mention of their names fills us with appreciation and confidence. We aspire to be like them. But we react differently toward people whom we do not respect.

Today, remember that other people are watching you. Your choices will impact how they think about you and how they think about the Gospel. Remember, you are called to seek a “good name.” Be careful in your choices.

Prayer
Father, help me to be faithful and responsible, a person others can trust. Help me to be a good witness for the Gospel. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Extended Reading

Proverbs 22



The Pharisee

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

In today’s scripture we see there were the chief priests (equivalent to
Bishops) and the Pharisees who gave watch outside the temple during the
feast to seize Jesus Christ if He showed up.

Who were the Pharisees?

They are the most misunderstood people, whose name is used today by
Christians to curse people who tend to the religious side or are hypocrites
and used by the Jews to be proud of their faith.

The word Pharisee means ‘the separated one’ they were the worldly version
of a Levi meaning ‘joined one’ (who had to be born in a family to serve
God). Even though the Pharisee thought he was separated from the people so
as to connect to God, but the latter part was missing.

Jews put the start of the Pharisee movement to the times of Ezra and
Nehemiah where people were separated unto the law. But Bible historians put
this movement to the times of Maccabees, to a person named John who led the
revolt to save the Jewish belief and for the freedom of the Jews. It was
that John of Maccabees who started the concept of baptism in water, John
the Baptism simply used it to get people to repent and turn to the Lord, he
used the Pharisees’ own separation symbolism to tell them they are not
separated enough. They were considered heroes before and later turned to
hypocrites.

Unlike the Sadducees who did not accept any book of the Prophets outside
the Torah, the Pharisees did (Jesus rebuked the Pharisees but did not find
it worth to rebuke the Sadducees). The Pharisees also believed in not just
‘Written Law’ but also ‘Oral Law’ which not being defined well allowed lots
of tampering and modifications by people in position.

To protect people from breaking the 10 Commandments they set a fence around
it by introducing 248 commandments and 365 prohibitions. The problem was
they had not understood the 10 thus what concoction they created was a
mockery of the Law of the Lord and this concoction was what was called the
Law of Moses. Paul in his letter condemned this Law and not the Law of the
Lord which he loved.

The Pharisees were considered protectors of the Law for they would even die
for it, but in all this the Lord had no role. They had tremendous passion
but no understanding. They hid their dislike to the Lord and His Kingdom
behind their false religious passion and their traditions.

Let us not be like the Pharisees showing a great passion for the Lord but
blind to the truth. Let us not concentrate on separating from people or the
world like a Pharisee, but more focus on joining ourselves to the Lord like
a Levi. Let us overcome evil by not fighting it, but by doing good. Above
all let us remember 2 types of people will never enter Heaven, those who
are blind (lack knowledge of the Truth) and those who are lame (not walking
in the ways of the Lord).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Holy, Righteous and Truth. Man has not
known the Truth until You gave us the Spirit of Truth who reveals it to us.
We pray Lord we seek the Truth so that we may receive your Righteousness
and Holiness. We pray You change our hearts that we do not become like the
Pharisees who fooled themselves while trying to fool the world about being
your people...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 23:13-36

2 Samuel 5:7-9
7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same [is] the city
of David.
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.
9 So David dwelt in the fort, and called it the city of David. And David
built round about from Millo and inward.

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

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

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Taking credit for our labor

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

Taking credit for doing God’s work is always looked in a dicey manner. Some
may look it as boasting while others may justify it. In today’s scripture
we read Paul drawing the thin line between these two factors. The factor is
for what we take credit for.

Many who labor for God’s Kingdom think they are doing God a favor therefore
demand equal response for God (as to their knowledge). They set
expectations and receipt of favors for their labor, they do not realize the
labor they do is like a person working out in a gym. When a person lifts or
does workout in a gym they are not doing any favor to anyone but
themselves, they are building their worn body.

Yes we do get credit in Heaven for our labor but the main factor is that we
get stronger when we labor and thus are found eligible for greater roles in
God’s Kingdom. Paul symbolizes this with being rich in this world.

Heavenly richness is not having Heavenly money or precious metals/gems
(they are symbolic) but all about having a Heavenly position. Paul in his
last later letter concludes perfectly as a high calling / crown.

We have to understand it is not about just going to Heaven, but also about
what position we go as. Heaven is not a flat big hall, the higher levels
are equated to a mountain with the peak being where the Throne (glory) of
God is.

Let us not be surprised on Judgment Day but today let us prepare ourselves
for our place in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord in your wisdom created all things and
thus made everyone not only differently but also put each in different
Callings and functions within the Body of Christ. We pray we understand the
things set for us in Heaven where we will live eternally and thus prepare
for a high place /crown. You Lord give priority to quality more than
quantity...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 12:20-24

1 Corinthians 3:4-15

2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness,
which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to
me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.

Philippians 3:14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling
of God in Christ Jesus.

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Falsehood will fail against you

Mark 14:54, 55 And Peter followed him afar off, even into the palace of
the high priest: and he sat with the servants, and warmed himself at the
fire. And the chief priests and all the council sought for witness against
Jesus to put him to death; and found none.

The shaky nature of Peter to deny Jesus and follow Him allows us to know of
the things that happened in the court where the Jewish Priests tried to
justify their wrath/revenge against Jesus, and of their plan to kill Him.
We find many tried to accuse Him for many things but none could
substantiate their accusations against Him. Between themselves they found
their falsehood failed against Jesus Christ.

Today the Lord is saying especially to those who are going through a
situation of falsely being accused that any type of falsehood against them
will fail and the enemy’s plans will also fail against them.

Let us remember our God is a Living God and He alone is God. He cares for
His people (those who seek Him) and He protects them very dearly. Let us
always keep our eyes on Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and loving Father. You God love your people so
much that a part of became a sacrifice for us. Lord we pray we always
remember You are there with us and your Hand protects us even in the small
things. Let our eyes be always lifted up to Zion from where our help
comes...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Psalms 40: 4 Blessed [is] that man that maketh the LORD his trust, and
respecteth not the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Psalms 84:11 For the LORD God [is] a sun and shield: the LORD will give
grace and glory: no good [thing] will he withhold from them that walk
uprightly.

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

Psalms 91:1-11
1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under
the shadow of the Almighty.
2 I will say of the LORD, [He is] my refuge and my fortress: my God; in
him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from
the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou
trust: his truth [shall be thy] shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; [nor] for the arrow
[that] flieth by day;
6 [Nor] for the pestilence [that] walketh in darkness; [nor] for the
destruction [that] wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand;
[but] it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most
High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy
dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy
ways.

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False Christians

John 10: 1 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door
into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and
a robber.

We always speak of ‘false prophets’ but we never speak of ‘false
Christians’, which is a bigger damage to Christianity. Christianity suffers
more because of false Christians than false prophets. If there were few
false Christians than false prophets would find it hard to exist, they
exist because the Church is filled with more false Christians than true
Christians.

Today’s message does not speak about false prophets but of false Christians.

Jesus said I am the way. It means we need to travel by Him (the way) and He
also said the Comforter will lead us by the way (make Him known to us). So
when we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Master we simply stand at the
entrance of the way, it is our baptism which takes us along the way, our
baptism in Jesus Christ via the Holy Spirit. There is no two, three or many
baptisms, there is only one baptism, baptism in Jesus Christ via the Holy
Spirit. Before the followers of Christ were called ‘Christians’ in Antioch
they were called ‘People of The Way’ all because they truly followed Jesus
Christ.

Today’s message speaks of Christians who are not baptized in Christ via the
Holy Spirit, these are not true Christians and thus great danger to
Christianity. It is these who destroy other Christians and cause the fall
of others.

Let us first introspect ourselves if we are Christians by baptism or are we
amongst those who are a danger to Christianity. If we are not transformed
by His Spirit then there is a danger of another spirit working through us.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and thus desire your children
too to be holy. Lord we pray we are not called Christians by our belief,
traditions, rituals etc. but are called Christians by the way we live our
lives and by your glory shining through us…

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 14:6-7
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man
cometh unto the Father, but by me.
7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from
henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision
for the flesh, to [fulfil] the lusts [thereof].

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

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,

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He is Christ

John 9:22 These [words] spake his parents, because they feared the Jews:
for the Jews had agreed already, that if any man did confess that he was
Christ, he should be put out of the synagogue.

The term Christ is given in the NT and comes from Greek word ‘Christos’, it
is translated as ‘anointed one’. The word is an adjective and if we get
into the root word ‘chraomai’ which means ‘to receive a loan’ in other
words the word Christ simple means one who has receive another Spirit. When
we use the term Christ for Jesus we are stating Him as one who has the
Spirit of God / Holy Spirit.

In Antioch when the disciples were called ‘Christians’ it did not means
they had the Spirit of God like Jesus did, for Bible says in Him alone God
found it worthy to dwell in fullness/whole. Isaiah 11:1-2 states there are
7 Spirits of God (it is 7 in 1 - Holy Spirit) and He was whole in Him alone..

When we receive the Holy Spirit, we receive a token of the Spirit of Truth
(1 of the 7 Spirits of God) which means a small part of Him (Spirit of
Truth) and then as we get baptized (transformed) in Him we start to grow in
Him, in other words receive more and more of Him (even of the other 5
Spirits).

In the Tabernacle the Lord commanded the Israelites to make a candle stand
with 7 branches so as to depict the Holy Spirit, also the Shewbread which
depicted Jesus (Son o Man), both were kept in the Holy place not in the
Holy of Holies. The Ark of Covenant which was kept in the Holy of Holies
did not depict the Throne of God in Heaven as believed (although the top
cover was made symbolically with the Cherubim), if studied in depth it
depicted the Cross / Cause of Christ. In other words God the Father was
nowhere symbolized in the Tabernacle. John 1:18 says no being has seen God
other than the Son. It is the Cross / Cause of Christ that later brings us
to be part of the Tabernacle of God the Father.

We need to note Bible also warns us there are / will be other ‘christs’
meaning people with other kinds of spirits. So let us not just follow
‘anointed’ people just because they do things or take the name of Jesus,
let us discern their anointing by their purpose and the ‘Spirit’ that
operates within them.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Before darkness came a part of You have already
humble Himself to be the Lamb that was slain for us. You humbled yourself
and became our sacrifice so that we receive your Spirit and be transformed
in You. Lord we pray we discern the kind of spirits that operate between
your people taking your name. Let us not be deceived but discern through
your Word and fruits...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 11:1-2
1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch
shall grow out of his roots:
2 And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and
understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and
of the fear of the LORD;

Colossians 1:19-20
19 For it pleased [the Father] that in him should all fulness dwell;
20 And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to
reconcile all things unto himself; by him, [I say], whether [they be]
things in earth, or things in heaven.

Deuteronomy 13:1-3
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth
thee a sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee,
saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us
serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer
of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the
LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

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

Matthew 24:24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and
shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if [it were] possible,
they shall deceive the very elect.

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Encounter with Abraham

John 8:57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old,
and hast thou seen Abraham?

Jesus had claimed to have met Abraham and the Jews could not digest this
for as a man who was not even 50 years old was claiming to have encountered
a person living more than 2000years back (during this incident). The Jews
could not understand this because they did not know Jesus.

In today’s date too most Christians do not understand this for they too
like the Jews do not know Jesus that well. Most Christians think Jesus as
God (God the Son) met Abraham. They do not realize in His divine nature no
man, not even Angels can stand before Him. Like no being has seen God the
Father other than the Son so also the Son had humbled Himself in the
foundation of Creation of both Heaven and earth (heavenly beings and beings
of this natural world), thus no being has seen the Son in His full glory.

If we read scriptures and their cross reference we will understand and know
for of Jesus for He became us what we are and what we will become. It is
only in knowing Lord Jesus Christ we will know ourselves and the plans God
(Godhead) has for us. It is not only our story but even the beings like the
Angels and Cherubim are connected with our story and results.

Yesterday the Lord spoke to us about being Christ as man today He wants us
to know more of Him before He became man about 2000years back and after He
gave His glory and created the Heavens and our creation.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God. Your Word says they is only one
God, yet we know of your existence as Son and His Spirit. Lord we pray You
open the minds of your people to understand and know You so that we know
your plans for us. It is true your Word says no mind can think or nor
thought can imagine the things You have in store for us unless You open our
minds and make us understand...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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:

Philippians 2:6-11
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.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which
is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven,
and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.

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.

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

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

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God is in control

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

Yesterday a very poor woman who was discovered by someone at Kolkata
railway station singing for food to have an excellent voice, whose video
went viral, she was selected by one very famous music director to sing for
his song, she stated it was God who worked through people and used people
to bless her since He loved her very much. She gave all the glory to the
Lord Jesus Christ.

We find people who are in difficult situations and under great problems at
times blame God for putting them through this, indirectly they state God
hates them and does not love them.

We know God created all things and all life comes from Him so even Satan is
created by Him, that does not means there is evil in God.

The Taoism (Chinese belief) believe in Yin-Yang (God and Bad) exist in this
universe and both need to exist also there needs to be a balance between
the two; this is because they do not know God and are more an atheist
belief (believing in universal spirit, not an intellectual being), but have
human-gods or animal gods which can be killed and given birth to, like what
exist in Hinduism (bhagwans)!

Is God a puppeteer who controls every thought, every action and every event?

Initially when I was spiritually new in the Lord I I thought we are
directly connected to God like a live connection and thus we live, when God
desires He disconnects and we die! Later I realized when we were created in
the foundation of creation, we were like seeds and the day we became a
living soul in our mother’s womb we started to live our spiritual life term
(which is a few thousands of years), if we go to Hell we suffer our sins
there till our life term finishes, and if we sleep in Christ and go to
Heaven then we can live eternally for we can renew our spirit lives via the
Tree / River of Life (symbolic) which exist in Heaven. Above all God knows
who will go to Heaven.

So all though all life comes from God yet its beginning and end is marked
by Him, each one lives it as He desires and the Lord gives freedom to do
so. But that does not mean He becomes audience to all things. Although evil
exist He sets boundaries to it so that His people are not consumed by it.
Also He does not wait for the extremes, if people call upon Him He does
intervene. Although all things are set by Him yet there are times He
intervene without disturbing the timeline or story of His creation which is
already written.

Similarly if we look at the Bible although it says everything its written
and complete, nothing can be added or removed from it yet we find God still
talks to us individually even today. What we will see is whatever God
speaks will not contradict His written Word, if it does then it was not God
that spoke to us but either an evil spirit or our misled conscience.

In today’s message we find the Apostles casting lots to know God’s decision
between two persons. In the OT the breastplate of the High Priest had
pockets in which were two objects called Urim and the Thummim which in
Hebrew means truth and perfect (symbolizes the Word of God) and whenever
the Lord did not speak to His people directly or through a Man of God, the
priest wore the breastplate and via these two objects gave the Lord’s
decision (similar to casting lots).

It does not means one can pick anything randomly and state it is the Lord’s
decision, one needs to have proper understanding of the process and over
time knows how the Lord does it (note the breastplate was only worn by a
Priest and not anyone).

It is by this understanding I get my daily messages and one can see the
supernatural links between them and what is currently or going on or going
to happen in this world.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God. You created all things and all life
comes from You yet You have given each living being a choice of how to live
it. Lord we pray we understand You are a Living God and do interact with us
and work in our situations as and when we allow You to. We pray we learn to
call on You and in your Name see your glory in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 28:29-30
29 And Aaron shall bear the names of the children of Israel in the
breastplate of judgment upon his heart, when he goeth in unto the holy
[place], for a memorial before the LORD continually.
30 And thou shalt put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the
Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron’s heart, when he goeth in before the
LORD: and Aaron shall bear the judgment of the children of Israel upon his
heart before the LORD continually.

Numbers 27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask
[counsel] for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at his word
shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, [both] he, and all
the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

Deuteronomy 33:8 And of Levi he said, [Let] thy Thummim and thy Urim [be]
with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, [and with] whom thou
didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

Nehemiah 7:64-65
64 These sought their register [among] those that were reckoned by
genealogy, but it was not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from
the priesthood.
65 And the Tirshatha said unto them, that they should not eat of the most
holy things, till there stood [up] a priest with Urim and Thummim.

Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them
that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.

James 1:13-14
13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot
be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:
14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and
enticed.

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The Fullness of Gentiles

Romans 11:25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this
mystery, lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in
part is happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.

In the Bible the terms used many a times do not mean what people
understand. Like the term ‘Israel’ is mostly misunderstood with the Jewish
people who have named their country Israel. Paul in today’s message speaks
of the importance of knowing the mystery of the terms like Israel,
Gentiles... I will attend to some in today’s message.

The Hebrew word Yisra’el is a compound word means ‘Prince(s) of God’ and
symbolizes Sons of God and symbolizes those who are matured in the Lord.
When the Lord called Jacob meaning "supplanter" Israel it spoke of His plan
of redemption. Term like ‘Egypt’ which means ‘dual strait’ speaks of those
who are of God but living a worldly life.

Jew a term used for people of Judah whose capital was Jerusalem (meaning
teaching of peace) symbolizes those spiritually little in the Lord. In the
Bible there is no scripture asking us to pray for Israel but asks us to
pray for Jerusalem and people have changed it assuming the Lord asks us to
pray for the people of the country Israel. We are called to pray for all
those who are spiritually little or growing in the Lord irrespective of
whichever country they belong and when we do that we too are blessed.

Zion which means ‘fortified city’, the term ‘Sons of Zion’ is the highest
level of spiritual growth and talks of being in authority like Jesus as man
was on earth. David called the city of Jerusalem Zion in faith even though
there was no wall around it, it was later that Solomon built its first
wall. If we read scriptures connected to this term normally equated to
Israel thus we find most people call Israelites Zionist not aware of its
true understanding.

The Hebrew term Gentile comes for the root Hebrew word for ‘back’ and
symbolizing ‘backsliding people’ or those who are of the Lord but
worshiping other gods, in other words the ‘lost sheep’.

Today’s scriptures talks of the mission of the Lord Jesus Christ which is
the ‘fullness of Gentiles’ in other words speaks of the gathering of the
lost sheep. We as Disciples of Christ, who carry the mission of Christ,
have only one purpose that is to gather the Lord’s sheep who are lost
(Gentile) and bring them into Israel (Zion) which in other words means
discipleship them in the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God of all that lives. You Lord created all mankind
yet there are very few who are yours and You await their return before You
sit in judgment of this world and of Heavens. Lord we pray we understand
the hidden spiritual things and are rooted on the Truth. We pray those who
are misled and deceived to believe the contrary may open their eyes to the
Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 11:25-27
25 For I would not, brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this mystery,
lest ye should be wise in your own conceits; that blindness in part is
happened to Israel, until the fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come
out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob:
27 For this [is] my covenant unto them, when I shall take away their sins.

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for
the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him.

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.

Colossians 3:11 Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor
uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond [nor] free: but Christ [is] all,
and in all.

Revelation 7:4 And I heard the number of them which were sealed: [and
there were] sealed an hundred [and] forty [and] four thousand of all the
tribes of the children of Israel.

Revelation 21:12,14,19
12 And had a wall great and high, [and] had twelve gates, and at the gates
twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are [the names] of the
twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
14 And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names
of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
19 And the foundations of the wall of the city [were] garnished with all
manner of precious stones. The first foundation [was] jasper; the second,
sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald;
20 The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the
eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh,
a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst.

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.

Exodus 39:10-14
10 And they set in it four rows of stones: [the first] row [was] a
sardius, a topaz, and a carbuncle: this [was] the first row.
11 And the second row, an emerald, a sapphire, and a diamond.
12 And the third row, a ligure, an agate, and an amethyst.
13 And the fourth row, a beryl, an onyx, and a jasper: [they were]
inclosed in ouches of gold in their inclosings.
14 And the stones [were] according to the names of the children of Israel,
twelve, according to their names, [like] the engravings of a signet, every
one with his name, according to the twelve tribes.

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;)

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Gaining them that are without law

1 Corinthians 9:21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being
not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain
them that are without law.

The term ‘law’ seems to fall both in homonyms (two words having same
spelling/pronunciation yet different meanings) as well as Antonyms (words
that have opposite meanings). We use the term ‘lawless’ to people who have
no principles or are rebellious and on the other hand we call people under
the law as those under bondage. People are confused if they want the law or
do not want the law.

In his letter to the Romans, Paul seems to debate a lot on the good or bad
aspect of the law. To understand law we to understand what law is and which
law does the scripture refer to.

The Hebrew and Greek word for ‘law’ comes from the root ‘establishment’
(Torah also translated as law means direction or teaching) so law is
connected to rule or kingdom. When we say ‘the Kingdom of God is here’ it
simply means the people are abiding in His rule. We cannot say we dwell in
God’s Kingdom or are citizens of His Kingdom if we are not abiding in His
rule / law. Every Word of the Lord is the Law of God. God said in the later
days He would write His Law in our heart, in other word meant the Spirit of
the Lord will speak to us individually like He spoke to Moses.

Coming to the second part of ‘which law’. In the NT concerning
Jews/Christians the term ‘law’ referred to two laws, the ‘Law of Moses’ and
the ‘Law of the Lord’. Although both originate from Moses since the Lord
gave the Law through Moses where the difference exist, is in its
understanding, which effects its purpose.

The Law of the Lord when done in the natural without understanding its
purpose, it becomes the Law of Moses. So traditions are Law of Moses while
statutes are Law of the Lord. Paul thus says anything done in the name of
the Lord but without understanding of the truth (faith) is sin.

Today’s verse speaks not of people not following the traditions of the Jews
or Christians but those who are not dwelling in the Kingdom of the Lord -
in other words Gentiles / lost sheep. Even if the person is one who reads
the Bible or attends Church services, yet will be considered a Gentile or
lost sheep if that person does not dwell in God’s Kingdom in other words
does not follow the Law of the Lord.

Let us not think Gentiles are those who are not ‘Christians’ but amongst
‘Christians’ we will find many Gentiles.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty Holy God the Heavens are your abode. You are
Omnipresent and there is no place You do not exist. Your Throne is in the
Highest Heavens not for it is a chair put there but a place where your
glory shines the most. Wherever your Kingdom exist your glory is seen. Lord
we pray we understand the importance of dwelling in your Kingdom that is
abiding in your Law / your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 13:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the
ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves
damnation.

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

Luke 2:39 And when they had performed all things according to the law of
the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own city Nazareth.

Romans 7:25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the
mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

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Betrayal of Jesus a Philosophical Approach

John 13:21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and
testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall
betray me.

As man Jesus had knowledge of things that were revealed through scriptures.
So in scriptures was given that one of His followers would betray Him and
Jesus was well aware of it. What was interesting to know is that Jesus did
not know who amongst the twelve would be that one person who would betray
Him. This was only confirmed to Him only nearing the Last Supper that the
betrayer would be Judas.

In today’s message we read how Jesus was troubled in spirit about the fact
from the twelve who were closely developed by Him and trained by Him there
would be a betrayer, yet He did not exhibit this in nor affect His work
amongst them.

If we get into philosophical logical possibilities, they are driven by two
factors necessities (need) and contingency (condition). The betrayal of
Jesus by one of His disciples was unchangeable for it was written, Jesus
could not avoid it (condition) also His betrayal was needed so that the
sacrifice would be performed. In Jewish / legal factors in force during
that time the identity of a person had to be established by minimum two
persons and if one of them was a close person then the identification was
unquestionable. Today the question of a mistaken identity is ruled out
since it was His close disciple who identified Him.

In the Bible there are many prophecies which are yet to come. We cannot
change any of them. There are many which are not time stamped these can be
quickened or delayed but those which are time stamped will come in its time
and these cannot be tampered with.

The second coming of Jesus Christ or Judgment Day is not a time stamped
event thus Jesus stated He did not know the hour and day even though it is
He who would come on that day. Lots of factors concerning the event are
given and all depends on their fulfilment for Christ to come again. It is
only when we have knowledge of those factors and fulfill them that we can
quicken His coming.

Jesus equated His coming again to the floods of Noah and Noah knew unless
the task given to Him of building the ark was not fulfilled the floods
would not come. Noah took 100years to complete the ark and the flood
awaited Noah. Had Noah stopped half way would the flood have cancelled? God
could have got someone less to complete it, this would have delayed the
flood further but the purpose of the ark was to save those whom God had
earmarked from his wrath which could not be cancelled.

Instead of shouting on rooftops of the coming of the floods let us
concentrate on building the ark so that the floods come quickly. It is we
who are delaying the coming of Christ.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty and Awesome God. You Lord created all things for a
purpose and nothing can destroy the purpose for You are not man to fail.
Lord we pray we are not deceived to delay your purpose or lose being part
of it. We pray we do not be distracted but focus on the building of the Ark
so that we see your glory soon...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 6:71 He spake of Judas Iscariot [the son] of Simon: for he it was
that should betray him, being one of the twelve.

John 12:4 Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son],
which should betray him,

Isaiah 55: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

Matthew 24:34-39
34 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these
things be fulfilled.
35 Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.
36 But of that day and hour knoweth no [man], no, not the angels of
heaven, but my Father only.
37 But as the days of Noe [were], so shall also the coming of the Son of
man be.
38 For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and
drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered
into the ark,
39 And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall
also the coming of the Son of man be.

Matthew 26:54,14
54 But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?
14 And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a
witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.

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Prophesy of Peter

John 21:18 Verily, verily, I say unto thee, When thou wast young, thou
girdedst thyself, and walkedst whither thou wouldest: but when thou shalt
be old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee,
and carry [thee] whither thou wouldest not.

In the NT there are two people who are indirectly connected to the false
church / goats and they are Mary the mother of Jesus and Peter the Apostle.
These people personally had nothing to do with the false church but their
names were prophesized to be misused by this church.

When Mary (which in Hebrew means bitter) went to the temple with the 8 days
old child for the dedication the Prophet Simeon prophesized to Mary that
after her death (soul) a sword will pierce her (pain her) so as to reveal
the hearts of people. This prophecy had nothing to do with the suffering of
Jesus but had to do with her name being misused after her death. The Lord
allowed people to worship her so that the hearts to those who say they love
Him but really do not will be exposed.

Today we have thousands and thousands of people even of other religions
(Muslims / Hindus) worshipping her and we have Catholics who reject the
Bible just because those who follow the Bible do not worship her. The first
question they ask Believers ‘do you respect (worship) Mary!’ These people
even declare they ‘were born Catholic and will die Catholic’ (even if they
have to suffer Hell), sadly they so not realize they will not go to Hell
because they have accepted Jesus but rejected His Word, but on Judgment day
will go to a place worse than Hell that is the Lake of Fire.

Peter was called Peter (small stone - a term used for Satan in OT) not only
because he was an unsteady character but also because of the false church
being built on his name. This church in the 7 letters to the 7 Churches (7
eras of the Church) has the 2nd era (300AD to 400AD) calling it the temple
of Satan and 3rd era (400AD – 1500AD) calling it the throne of Satan. In
Rome the statue stated to be of Peter, like the picture of Jesus promoted
by this church, is of another character and have nothing to do with
resembling them.

Today’s message is a double prophecy it indicated about Peter becoming a
martyr but it also speaks of the phase of the church built on his name.
Revelations 17, 18 also speaks of how in the later phases (6th - the one we
have just entered into) will see it fall. We who follow Christ are told in
NT as well as OT to bring this Church down.

Believers should concentrate on giving the Gospel to Catholics for this is
the period where their hearts will change and they will turn to God.

Let us not lose this opportunity of a great harvest but reach out to every
Catholic we are connected with and get them to see the importance of
abiding in the Word of God and following His Spirit, everything else will
be done by the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord have in your Word spoken about times
and events. We pray Lord we understand the importance of standing in the
gap so as to see your glory. We pray your people will reach out to the lost
who are deceived by the false church and made to believe they still worship
You. Lord we pray more and more hearts and minds we opened to see the
truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 2:35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the
thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.

John 21:15-19

Revelation 17, 18:1-20

Jeremiah 50:9 For, lo, I will raise and cause to come up against Babylon
an assembly of great nations from the north country: and they shall set
themselves in array against her; from thence she shall be taken: their
arrows [shall be] as of a mighty expert man; none shall return in vain.

Jeremiah 50:14 Put yourselves in array against Babylon round about: all ye
that bend the bow, shoot at her, spare no arrows: for she hath sinned
against the LORD.

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The tragedy of Peter

Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the
word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny
me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.

Simon Peter the son of Jona is mistakenly considered the chief amongst the
Apostles, the cause of this thinking is because of mainly 3 reasons, Peter
was in forefront in many incidents, we also have a mistranslation where
Jesus seems to tell Peter that he is the ‘rock’ on which Jesus builds His
Church which will stand all trials lastly it was Peter who addressed to all
the people at Pentecost when the people were baptized in the Holy Spirit.

Simon Peter was one of the leaders that lead the Church after Christ, he
was not the head. The global Church was led by 5 persons which included
John, James, Paul and Barnabas. Peter, John and James looked after the
Jewish Christians while Paul and Barnabas looked after the Gentile
Christians. Jesus being aware of the three being amongst those appointed to
lead thus kept not just Peter but also John and James closer to Him
compared to the others – they went through special trainings.

Coming to the name ‘Peter’ which is in English, the confusion is due to the
Greek word Petros which is misunderstood to be rock. The Greek word for
rock is Petra while Petros means (small) stone. Jesus did not speak Greek
(He may have known the language), He spoke Hebrew in the Synagogues /
Jewish people and spoke Aramaic to the general public. Jesus called Simon
‘Cephas’ which means stone and this is mentioned in John 1:42. The Aramaic
word for rock is Su’has it comes from the Hebrew word for cliff Sel’lah
(Cela’) which is used 53 times in OT. In Hebrew the word for stone is Tyrus
and is used for Satan since he is the father of lies (little truths). Jesus
gave the name Cephas to Simon because he was a person who was always
confused and even though had little knowledge of things yet spoke as if he
knew all.

What Jesus told Peter in Matthew 16:18 is that you Simon are a stone
(Peter/Petros) yet I will use you to build my Church on the rock (Petra) -
referring to the Truth revealed to him by the Holy Spirit. The Church is
built on the Spirit of Truth which came from Christ that is why at some
scriptures it is written as Church is built on Christ. If we read in
scriptures many things are rooted in the Holy Spirit like Callings and
Fruits of the Spirit (of which Heaven is made - the twelve gems). We see
later in Matthew 18:18 Jesus says the same to His disciples saying they all
will have the authority to bind things on earth and heaven. Revelation /
Isaiah says the key being a spiritual key / authority which binds the gates
of Hell and Jesus being the Chief of us (Princes/Sons of God) still holds
the key/authority.

It is no coincident that the Catholic Church which in Daniel is called the
‘little horn’ and Revelations the ‘Mother of all fornications’ is built on
Peter (Peter is considered it first Pope - Bishop of Rome) although in
scriptures there is no record of Peter visiting Rome. Revelations also puts
it as the throne of Satan and his temple.

Peter was one person who did not have a sturdy spiritual life, he was
always on a spiritual rollercoaster, sometimes very high and at times very
low. In today’s scripture we see Peter being sorry after he realized what
Jesus prophesized of him came true yet we see later after Jesus was
crucified he led the whole team back to worldly life and fishing. Even
after Pentecost, Paul had to rebuke Peter more than once for he kept
fluctuation in his doctrine. The letters of Peter have some of the greatest
revelations which even beat most of Pauls’ letters (leaving for Ephesians)
yet we see when Peter was crucified he asked the people to put him upside
down as if it mattered.

Let us not be like Peter, let us be sturdy in our spiritual lives not
fluctuating at extremes. Let us remember at the end when Peter questioned
Jesus about His closeness to John, Jesus told him that John would surely be
there at His second coming but was not sure of Peter.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord choose the weak and foolish to manifest
your power and wisdom, You make them more wise then the wise of the world.
You Lord hate the wise of this world and show them their foolishness. Lord
we pray we submit to You not with knowledge of this world but with
spiritual wisdom and understanding. Help us to be like Paul spiritually
sturdy and not like Peter who fluctuated every now and then...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name.

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

Matthew 16:15-19
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the
living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona:
for flesh and blood hath not revealed [it] unto thee, but my Father which
is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I
will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and
whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

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

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

Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his
shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and
none shall open.

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

John 21:21-22
21 Peter seeing him saith to Jesus, Lord, and what [shall] this man [do]?
22 Jesus saith unto him, If I will that he tarry till I come, what [is
that] to thee? follow thou me.

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Radical Christianity

Mark 9:43 And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to
enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the
fire that never shall be quenched:

In English the term ‘radical’ is defined as “a person who advocates
thorough or complete political or social change, or a member of a political
party or section of a party pursuing such aims”. People hate radical
religious people because they use a very aggressive approach to their
ideology or belief. In Islam radical Muslims are called ‘Jihadi’ and even
though we have just 10 to max 15% Muslims who are counted as radical yet we
find the world assumes 50% to 60% as radical since the 15% of 1.8billion is
a big number and a great concern to the whole world since they promote
Islam with violence. The problem is not these people are insane but is with
their belief, any sane Muslim who truly believes and follows their prophet
lands up becoming an insane Jihadi.

Christianity is one of the few religions which is not associated with
violence. It is true the Catholic Church did promote the Crusades in the
1500-1700 era but people do not realize the sufferers of these crusades
were not non-Christians but mainly true Christians (Protestants) who
followed the Word of God and not the Catholic Church. Thousands and
thousands of Protestants were killed by the Catholic Church.

The problem with Christianity is that its people are not radical. I am not
saying Christians need to be violent like the Jihadists. Yes we need to be
violent but not in the natural way but in a spiritual way. Jesus did
promote radical Christianity even though He projected the love and mercy of
the Father. Today’s scripture are amongst the few scriptures where the Lord
speaks of having a radical approach towards a Christian battle. Christian
battle is not against people but against one’s own self (old man – carnal
self). The battle field of a Christian is his inner-man and his victory is
when he overcome the world (doctrines), carnal nature and transforms into
the image of the Father.

Jesus does not directly tell us to chop of our hand if it causes us to sin
but tells us to use extreme steps to overcome temptation and goes on to say
even if we need to actually chop of our hands or feet then we should not
hesitate. The fact we would not need to take that extreme step of chopping
is because we have the Holy Spirit given to us. Before Christ’s sacrifice
we would have had to take such steps but now thankfully we do not need to
since with the help of the Holy Spirit everything us possible to overcome.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God who is Omnipotent and Omnipresent. For You
nothing is impossible yet You chose to use man to be the vessel to overcome
darkness. We pray Lord we understand to overcome darkness we need to battle
it and thus we need to be spiritual warriors. Lord help us to be more
radical spiritually towards our old man and extreme loving towards others....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Deuteronomy 13:6-8
6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or
the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which [is] as thine own soul, entice
thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not
known, thou, nor thy fathers;
7 [Namely], of the gods of the people which [are] round about you, nigh
unto thee, or far off from thee, from the [one] end of the earth even unto
the [other] end of the earth;
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall
thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal
him:

Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast [it]
from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should
perish, and not [that] thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Matthew 18:8 Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off,
and cast [them] from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt or
maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into
everlasting fire.

Romans 8:13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye
through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.

Galatians 5:24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with
the affections and lusts.

Luke 22:36-38
36 Then said he unto them, But now, he that hath a purse, let him take
[it], and likewise [his] scrip: and he that hath no sword, let him sell his
garment, and buy one.
37 For I say unto you, that this that is written must yet be accomplished
in me, And he was reckoned among the transgressors: for the things
concerning me have an end.
38 And they said, Lord, behold, here [are] two swords. And he said unto
them, It is enough.

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Overcoming the fear of death

Acts 5:25 Then came one and told them, saying, Behold, the men whom ye put
in prison are standing in the temple, and teaching the people.

There is a saying that ‘fools dare where Angels do not’. Being fearless
does not necessary mean being knowledgeable or ignorant. What matters is if
there is a danger then ignorance can cause the person to be fearless and
fall prey to that danger, knowledge will cause the person to take
precaution; vice-versa fear of danger when there is no danger can cause a
fool to assume things but a knowledgeable person to be fearless.

Death is feared by both fools and also by the wise and the opposite also is
true. People who have no understanding of life will think death is an exit
from life and they do not fear to die, thus we have so many suicides. Those
who know natural death is not an exit from life fear death for they fear
what exist behind the curtain of death. There also are those who know what
exist behind the curtain of natural death and are not prepared thus fear
death, then there are those who know and are also prepared they are the
ones who truly do not fear death.

Let us ask ourselves where do we stand are we amongst the ignorant of death
then being fearful or fearless does not matter for the result is the same.
It is only those having some knowledge of what exist beyond the curtain
death that repent and turn to the Lord.

Christians are counted to be amongst those who know about death and what
after death. But being knowledgeable of death and not being clear of the
conditions after death also can be dangerous. Today we a majority of
Christians who believe just by believing in Christ, a person will get to
enter Heaven and enjoy eternal life, these are the ones who lack knowledge
of Judgment Day.

Those who do not read scriptures properly think the unbelievers will be
judged on Judgment Day, they fail to read Jesus said those who do not
believe are already judged. They also fail to read on Judgment Day the
sheep will be separated from the goats thus judgment is of the flock (those
who believe). Jesus said His Word will Judge and can the Word judge someone
who does not believe and receive it? It judges those who believe, receive
it and yet not abide in it.

Grace is not a ‘Go Free’ ticket as in Monopoly, it does play a great role,
without grace of God we can do nothing but one needs to do more than just
depend on grace. It is the lack of understanding the term grace that people
are deceived to be counted amongst goats and not the sheep. They fail to
understand the Hebrew word for grace comes from the root word for mercy.

Also one thing almost all are ignorant of the second death – the death of
the spirit (of the goats). Bible does not give it plainly thus most think
of it like natural death a switch off button. Some may say it will be a
painful switch off, they are mistaken. Death of the spirit (second death)
is not a switch of button but more a decay button. The life span of the
spirit does not change but the quality does depending on where it is, only
in Heaven the life span can be extended as and when required via the Tree
of Life.

Judgment Day teaching is supposed to be part of the foundation teaching of
a Christian and Churches are just touching on it, not doing it in depth, it
is for this reason we read so many shouting since centuries that the end
and Judgment day is at hand.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are light and nothing is hidden from You. We
who are your children are called to be children of light being aware of
things. Lord we pray we do not be counted in the ignorant nor amongst those
misinformed. We pray the truth is clear to us so that we prepare ourselves
worthy to be your Bride...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 12:46-48
46 I am come a light into the world, that whosoever believeth on me should
not abide in darkness.
47 And if any man hear my words, and believe not, I judge him not: for I
came not to judge the world, but to save the world.
48 He that rejecteth me, and receiveth not my words, hath one that judgeth
him: the word that I have spoken, the same shall judge him in the last day.

Matthew 25:31-33
31 When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels
with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory:
32 And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate
them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats:
33 And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left..

Romans 2:12 For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish
without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the
law;

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

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

Revelation 20:12-15
12 And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books
were opened: and another book was opened, which is [the book] of life: and
the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books,
according to their works.
13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell
delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man
according to their works.
14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second
death.
15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into
the lake of fire.

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Using Logic and Science to understand God and His Kingdom

Romans 9:20,21 Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God?
Shall the thing formed say to him that formed [it], Why hast thou made me
thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one
vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Amongst the Jews there were two types of people who claimed to be knowing
God yet were very far from Him, they were the Pharisees and the Sadducees.

The Pharisees were people who were the spiritual kind (‘charismatic’ as we
know them today), they were seekers of miracles, signs and wonders. They
would declare any person as Prophet (Man of God) if that person did
miracles taking God’s name.

The Sadducees on the other hand were people who were seekers of knowledge.
They questioned and cross questioned scriptures, applying logical thinking
and sciences. The problem with these lot was that their foundation itself
was not proper, their knowledge of scriptures, logic and their sciences
i.e. they did not accept all the prophets and rejected many of the books
which are part of the OT. They also assumed many things which they had
little knowledge of or accepted or rejected because someone famous had done
so. Things which were hidden from natural eyes like Heaven, Angels, life
after death etc. were some of their greatest blunders.

Seeking miracles is not wrong nor is the Kingdom of God irrational. The
problem is one needs to be balanced in both places having sound foundation
in both. One should know God and know His power, one without the other is
not good. We cannot be like the Muslims who believe in a God but limit Him
nor be like the Hindus where gods do anything but there is no macro sense
nor logic amongst their gods, one is called to blindly believe everything
thrown at them at micro level.

Today most of our Preachers are also divided amongst these two lots most
follow the Pharisees while the remaining follow the Sadducees. There are
only a minuscule number who are balanced, who have a connection with the
Holy Spirit, are recipients of His wisdom, understanding and at the same
time exercise His power doing miracles.

If you come across Preachers who concentrate only on doing miracles and
healings but do not enrich you with fresh revelations of God’s Kingdom then
do not hang too long with him or her for you will never grow spiritually,
you may get your worldly problems solved but spiritually you will be as
good as dead.

The more dangerous lots are those who talk of great knowledge and
understanding of scriptures but do not believe in the power of God, like
healings, deliverance etc... If I find one the first thing I try to find
out if that person knows how to do deliverance and exercise authority to
rebuke sickness and evil spirits. They will say ‘let us pray to God’ or
worse ‘it is His will that we suffer’. These lots are like the window
shoppers who only do window shopping, they have knowledge of all the
products as displayed in the window but they have themselves never touched
nor possessed any.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God and Creator of all things. You created all things
according to images of your kind and their kind. You followed logic and
reasoning in all that You did for You are person of order. Lord we pray we
be always humble and wise at the same time knowing that we do not have all
the knowledge and understanding of all things, at the same time remember
You have given us your Spirit of Truth who reveals all things to us when we
seek it, in its time. Help us to know You, your Kingdom and at the same
time experience and exercise your power...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 2:1 Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man, whosoever thou art that
judgest: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for
thou that judgest doest the same things.

Micah 6:8 He hath shewed thee, O man, what [is] good; and what doth the
LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk
humbly with thy God?

1 Corinthians 1:20 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?

1 Timothy 6:5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute
of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Isaiah 45:9 Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! [Let] the potsherd
[strive] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that
fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

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Oneness of the Father and the Son

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.

After I sent yesterday’s message I felt I did not touch on some scriptures
which speak about the oneness of the Father and Son and today I received
this scripture to write on!

I have mentioned before the Gospel of John is less a Gospel like Mark, Luke
and Matthew, it is more an autobiography of Jesus and thus explains the
closeness of Jesus to John even though Jesus being in the Nature of the
Father did not exercise partiality between His disciples [nor does He do
with us], it was their purpose in Him that caused their closeness or
distance. Interestingly the Gospel of John is the only prophetic ‘Word of
God’ book in the NT, the others are teachings/explanation of the Word or
chronicles, some being both. Even the book of Revelation is revelation of
scriptures of the OT which John (not the Apostle) was meditation on in his
prison on an island (the book was written many years after the Apostles).

The Gospel of John has some of the most inside disclosures of the
relationship between the Son and the Father. There are three very distinct
scriptures about their relationship which boggle the mind if understood in
depth, one is today’s scripture, the other in the same chapter verse 12 and
lastly John 1:18.

John 1:18 speaks of no ‘being’ (not ‘man’ as translated) has seen the
Father other than the Son and that means no one at all even in Heaven.
Secondly it says the Son was within the bosom (the Greek word means
‘creek’) so speaks of the Son coming from within the Father.. If we
understand this then we will understand verses 5 and 12 of chapter 17.

If we go into today’s scriptures (v5) it speaks of the glory the Son had
when He was one with the Father. That means He humbled Himself (gave up His
glory) in the start even before He created the Heavens and our creation.
Verse 12 speaks of Jesus as man protecting His people by the Name of the
Father which was given unto Him. The term name does not refer to the
phonics by which we call Him (His name is different in different languages)
but His Nature which is the same as that of the Father.

Jesus said if we have seen Him then we have seen the Father, He also said
He and the Father are one.

Let us understand the difference when we say
Lord (Master – submitting to Him)
Jesus (the man whom The Son became)
Christ (the man in whom the Spirit of God dwelled)
Son of God (the being who has the image of God)
God the Son (the Divine being who came from within the Father).

In Mark 3:11,12 we see Jesus commands the unclean spirits (fallen angels)
to not disclose who He is and if we read the above verse 11 we find they
call Him ‘Son of God’, this is an mistranslation if we read the Greek text
in the manuscripts it says ‘The Son The God’ and not ‘Son of God’.

Once we understand the relationship between the Father and Son many
scriptures become more interesting like in Revelations the term ‘lamb’
[arnion] does not refer to the animal as in John 1:29 [amnos]. It comes
from the root word ‘Aren’ which means man/male.

In OT [Isaiah 9:6] we find the Son is also called ‘Everlasting Father’,
‘Mighty God’ [characteristics of God the Father] and ‘Comforter’,
‘Counselor’ [characteristics of the Holy Spirit], but yet referred to as
‘Prince of Peace’ not ‘King of Peace’.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You alone are God and there is none other than You. Lord we pray we
know You more and understand your oneness. We pray Lord that we understand
the power in your Name and like Paul said we put on your Name so that we
experience your glory here on earth...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

John1:18 No man {being} hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son,
which is in the bosom {creek} of the Father, he hath declared [him].

Mark 3:11-12
11 And unclean spirits, when they saw him, fell down before him, and
cried, saying, Thou art the Son of God.
12 And he straitly charged them that they should not make him known.

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.

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

Philippians 2:5-11
5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with
God:
7 But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a
servant, and was made in the likeness of men:
8 And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became
obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which
is above every name:
10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of [things] in heaven,
and [things] in earth, and [things] under the earth;
11 And [that] every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ [is] Lord, to
the glory of God the Father.

Ephesians 4:3-6
3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
4 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope
of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
6 One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in
you all.

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He came forth from God

John 16:30 Now are we sure that thou knowest all things, and needest not
that any man should ask thee: by this we believe that thou camest forth
from God.

When the disciples spoke to Jesus that they believed He came forth from
God, they did not realize that Jesus not as man but as divine being God the
Son (the term ‘Son of God’ is used for anyone having the image of God) had
literally meant that He came forth from God.

Muslims always ask if God became man then who was running the world. We
find they do not understand the term ‘God’ His omnipresence and
Omnipotence, and Christians who try to answer them also do not understand
the oneness of God. Muslims believe in one God and Christian theologians in
oneness of God (in nature).

Bible scriptures on other hand are clear of there being only one God, and
yet speaks of Father, Son and Spirit as being God, Christian theologians
fail to understand how the oneness is because they fail to understand the
language and confuse between symbolism v/s literal references. Like in
today’s message where Jesus said ‘He came forth from God’, theologians
think of a person being commissioned or sent and not literally coming out
of another.

When we talk of life we always think of simplex life where in one life -
one being but Heaven has not just simplex beings like Angels but also
multiplex beings like a Cherub. Cherubim are not the little babies with
four wings as depicted by the Catholic Church but as beings thousands of
times more powerful than an Angel for they are more than 1 life in one
being but are thousands of lives within a being. Scriptures symbolize each
life as an eye and they are stated having thousands of eyes (they are
spirit beings thus the eye is symbolism). If a single Angel can defeat an
entire human army than think how powerful a Cherub would be. All life that
is created has a life term and Heavenly beings having access to the Tree of
Life (symbolic not literal) can live endlessly consuming of it as and when
required.

God is unlike any being and scripture put Him as having endless life (both
in quantity and length) and thus state Him as ‘having life within Himself’.
This characteristic of having life within oneself is possessed only by the
Son and no one else for He came from the Father. Now the Holy Spirit is
misunderstood the most, for God is Spirit and yet He has a Spirit!
Scriptures state the Spirit of Father and also we have scriptures stating
Spirit of the Son. It is the lack of understanding how the Spirit connects
to both, that the Holy Spirit is put as a being between the Father and Son.
If we read the letters of Paul even though he acknowledges the existence of
the Holy Spirit yet ends his letters referring only to the Father and Son.

My understanding of God started with Hebrew words in OT where mostly it is
the Son and the Spirit who are shown as Elohim / Yahweh / Jehovah, later
this was confirmed with my study of the Hebrew language i.e. the word YHWH
(written as Yahweh) means Behold the Hand Behold the Nail (Hebrew alphabets
are ideograms).

We keep saying that we do not know everything in the Bible but fail to
question some of the teaching of ‘early Church’. When we say ‘early Church’
we think of the Church during the times of the Apostles. What theology we
carry is mostly from the era after the Apostles for they do not match with
the theology given in the letters of the Apostles i.e. the word ‘Trinity’
was taken from pagan religions, the term used by Apostles in English would
be more like ‘Godhead’ (not three beings having common elements but one
body, united one being). The early Catholic Church even tried to manipulate
the Bible to drive their understanding of trinity by adding 1 John 5:7
which is now removed in newer translations.

Being a former Catholic and experienced deceit, I have learnt one thing
never trust any teaching but confirm every teaching with scriptures and
that has opened my eyes to lots of the Truth.

Let us understand the real relationship of the God the Father and God the
Son and how they are one (not just in nature) for Jesus said no being (not
just humans) has seen the Father other than Himself.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God. Bible says the Son created all
things through His Spirit and yet says He humbled Himself and became a
sacrifice from the foundation of creation. Lord we pray more and more
people come to know You and not just know about You. We pray we open their
eyes to the Truth to your oneness...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 John 5:7 For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the
Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.

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

Exodus 6:3 And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by
[the name of] God Almighty, but by my name JEHOVAH was I not known to them.

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

Ephesians 6:23 Peace [be] to the brethren, and love with faith, from God
the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

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

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

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The greatest enemy is from within

Mark 14: 53 And they led Jesus away to the high priest: and with him were
assembled all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes.

Many think the Romans (symbolizing the worldly people) killed Jesus which
is not true. If we look at the sequence of events the Romans had no problem
with Jesus, even though in historic documents it shows they had concern but
for them He was like all the other ‘god men’ who were for a period of time
and faded away, also He was preaching to the Jewish people mostly and
nothing against the Empire. The Romans only took serious notice of the
followers of Jesus Christ not when He was alive but after His death for it
was the Holy Spirit who was stirring change in people’s lives (their
lifestyle and thinking) not only amongst the Jews but also amongst those
who were not Jews.

If we look at scriptures the disciples of Jesus were called people of The
Way. They proclaimed Christ as the only way to God and eternal life. Today
we have diluted the message of Christ for we fail to show Him as The Way,
The ‘only’ Way. We have made Christianity another option amongst many.

If we read the letters of Paul we find one letter different from all others
and that is the letter to Ephesians (termed by theologians as ‘Generic
Letter’). As I wrote before the letters to the 7 Churches in Revelation
were the 7 eras of the Church; Ephesians / Ephesus (meaning permitted /
authorized) was the era Paul dwelled in and the letter speaks the mindset
of the people then that ‘Christ was the only way’.

During the Catholic Crusade era, the Jews were considered enemies of
Christianity for killing Christ and battles were fought against them. There
were times in history when Jews joined the Muslims to fight against the
Catholic Crusaders, since the crusaders hated them so much.

The greatest enemies were not the Romans nor the Jews but the people who
called themselves worshippers of God but hate His message. We find these
people in today’s scripture even though are identified as Jewish religious
people who led the revolt against Jesus Christ, were not people of any sect
or race but simply people who hated the message.

The word for ‘flesh’ in Hebrew comes from the root word ‘message’ and Jesus
said those who do not become one with His message (consume His flesh) will
have nothing to do with Him.

It is only those who know the truth (even partly) but cannot accept it are
the ones who become the greatest enemies of the Kingdom of God. So the
greatest enemies and not outside Churches but those within, not living the
message of Christ.

Bible says on Judgment Day these who are counted as goats will be dealt
punishment that was kept in store not for man but for the fallen angels and
for Satan (Dragon, the Beast and their human representative - the
Antichrist of the last days).

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are God and You alone are God. Bible says even the devils know
that and tremble. The world hates You because they hate your message. Lord
we pray we do not make the mistake of simply making You known to people but
to make your message known and accepted by your people. We know we are
doing your work not when people accept You but when they live a life
according to your Word. We pray we show You as the Only Way to all...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Leviticus 26:21-33
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me, I will
bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
22 And I will send the beast of the field among you, which shall rob you
of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and
your ways shall become desolate.
23 And if by these things ye will not be reformed unto me, but will walk
contrary unto me;
24 then will I also walk contrary unto you; and I will smite you, even I,
seven times for your sins.
25 And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute the vengeance of
the covenant; and ye shall be gathered together within your cities: and I
will send the pestilence among you; and ye shall be delivered into the hand
of the enemy.
26 When I break your staff of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in
one oven, and they shall deliver your bread again by weight: and ye shall
eat, and not be satisfied.
27 And if ye will not for all this hearken unto me, but walk contrary unto
me;
28 then I will walk contrary unto you in wrath; and I also will chastise
you seven times for your sins.
29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your sons, and the flesh of your
daughters shall ye eat.
30 And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your sun-images, and
cast your dead bodies upon the bodies of your idols; and my soul shall
abhor you.
31 And I will make your cities a waste, and will bring your sanctuaries
unto desolation, and I will not smell the savor of your sweet odors.
32 And I will bring the land into desolation; and your enemies that dwell
therein shall be astonished at it.
33 And you will I scatter among the nations, and I will draw out the sword
after you: and your land shall be a desolation, and your cities shall be a
waste.

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

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Complete healing

Luke 5:14 And he charged him to tell no man: but go, and shew thyself to
the priest, and offer for thy cleansing, according as Moses commanded, for
a testimony unto them.

To understand today’s message we need to relate to the incident of Jesus
healing the 10 lepers recorded in Luke 17. We find in that incident when
the 10 lepers cried out to Jesus to heal them, Jesus told them to go and
show themselves to the Priest and they left to do that. The fact they did
leave to show themselves to the Priest was a confirmation of the faith that
they were getting healed for it was the Priest who had the power to declare
them as healed. The scripture says as they left to show all of them were
healed, but it also goes on to say one of them stopped and turned to thank
Jesus and it was only when Jesus saw his thankfulness that Jesus told him
‘be whole’. To be whole did not mean just healing of the body but even
more, in indirect ways he was assure of entering Heaven for Jesus had set
him to be free of his spiritual corruption. That leper was assured like the
thief on the cross on the right side of Jesus during His crucifixion that
on Judgment Day (when He comes in glory) he will be with Christ in Heaven.

In today’s message a man who was fully covered with leprosy was healed by
Jesus and Jesus tested him also by telling him to do follow the tradition
as per the Law of Moses and this man proceeded to do that. The healing of
this man did happen and this man even caused the fame of Jesus to spread
throughout so much so that Jesus had to withdraw Himself into the
wilderness. But in all this we do not find the man being told that he would
be whole.

Jesus as man did not seek His own fame but only the fame of His Father. God
did not come as man to be famous, He seeks change of hearts of people so
that they enter Heaven.

Let is not just seek physical healings of people or find solutions to their
earthly problems, but let us concentrate on healing of the soul, of people
being make whole, of them being completely healed including their souls.

Above all let us not seek to make Jesus famous, He does not seek fame, He
desires His Name (Nature), which is also the Name of the Father be lifted
up so that all that are in His Name (Nature) be saved / be whole. It is for
this reason the mission is not to make believers but to make disciples.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God, You are Spirit and Truth. You, Lord desire
people to worship You in spirit and truth. You desire man to be transformed
from within so as to be able to enter Heaven and thus need him to be born
again in spirit. Lord we pray we do not seek just healing of the body but
seek more the healing of the inner-man whose corruption hinders our entry
into Heaven...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 5:12-16

Luke 17:12-19
12 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that
were lepers, which stood afar off:
13 And they lifted up [their] voices, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy
on us.
14 And when he saw [them], he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the
priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed.
15 And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, and with
a loud voice glorified God,
16 And fell down on [his] face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was
a Samaritan.
17 And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where [are]
the nine?
18 There are not found that returned to give glory to God, save this
stranger.
19 And he said unto him, Arise, go thy way: thy faith hath made thee whole..

Mark 5:28, 34
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in
peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Luke 23:42-43
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy
kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To {that} day shalt
thou be with me in paradise.

1 Corinthians 15:50,53
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the
kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must]
put on immortality.

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The Bible stands out from all other ‘holy’ books

Luke 1:2 Even as they delivered them unto us, which from the beginning were
eyewitnesses, and ministers of the word;

When one discusses with people from other beliefs one usually gets the
comments ‘all gods are the same’ or all religions have ‘holy books’. Almost
all the time the people who make such comments are people who have not
opened nor studied the beliefs of other religions including their own. When
one tries to defend their own belief without having proper understanding of
how to respond these people will attack on personal level stating things
like ‘you think only your religion is perfect’, ‘all should worship your
god alone’, ‘you want to convert everyone’, ‘all holy books are written by
humans so how can you state your book alone is perfect’...

One will find Apologists telling you to study about other religions so as
to answer those who question your belief, which is good but only after one
has sound foundation of one’s own belief. I have seen many good and famous
Apologists failing terribly because they knew a lot about other religions
and little about their own.

Historical, linguistic and spiritual understanding of scriptures are
necessary, lacking in even one will cause a shaky standing. When one comes
to ‘holy books’ one needs to understand all religious books are not ‘holy’
books, every religion will have only one ‘holy’ book and it is the book
which tells them about God, about creation which is made by Him and its
purpose. If the book lacks any of these points then the book fails to be
classified as ‘holy’ book i.e. in Hinduism most think the Ramayana and
Mahabharata are ‘holy’ books, but when one reads them they fail to be
classified as ‘holy’ books but are books which give an example of how to
live a life according to their beliefs. Their ‘holy’ book is the Vedas and
it is in the Rig-Veda that one finds written about the Creator (they refer
to as ‘Brahma’), His creation and its purpose (which is not stated clearly).

Now how to test which amongst these are truly ‘holy’ since all are written
by humans (Islam may state the Quran was given by ‘Allah’ from heaven and a
copy of it is in heaven, but such statements can be easily contested from
their own texts). Bible itself states the book/s (since it is a collection
of books) is inspired by God and written by humans. There are some simple 2
tests which one needs to apply to the ‘holy’ books, one is accuracy of the
text (preservation of the original text and its claims, most important it
should have no factual errors), the second is it should have genuine
prophecies (since if it is inspired by a divine being, it should be
timeless not just history). When we apply these two tests to all so called
‘holy’ books we find all of them fail leaving for the Bible..

Let us be confident about the Bible being the Word of God and being the
only ‘Holy’ book, about it being perfect.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You created all things and You alone are its
creator. You Lords gave your Word through man through the ages so as to
show who You are and your plans for mankind. Lord we pray we meditate more
on your Word and understand it with the help of your Spirit. We pray we
understand the power in your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
2 Timothy 3:16 Every scripture inspired of God [is] also profitable for
teaching, for reproof, for correction, for instruction which is in
righteousness.

John 8:31 Jesus therefore said to those Jews that had believed him, If ye
abide in my word, [then] are ye truly my disciples;

Psalms 119:105 NUN. Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, And light unto my
path.

Isaiah 55: 11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it
shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please,
and it shall prosper [in the thing] whereto I sent it.

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Disobedience in obedience

Mark 16:1,2 And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the
[mother] of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might
come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first [day] of the
week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

Today morning as I woke up the practices of the Egyptians concerning the
dead which were followed to some extend especially by the Jews of Galilee
was running through my mind and as I sat to write the message I was
surprised to receive this scripture.

We know the Galileans were ill famous for following the traditions of the
pagans thus was the saying ‘no Prophet can arise for Galilee’; the term
Gentiles (meaning back sliding people - comes from the root word ‘back’ or
‘behind’ – NT means lost sheep) was even used for the Jews of Galilee, they
were also called ‘Samaritans’ since they were part of the Israel Kingdom
whose capital was Samaria (Jew was a term specifically used for the people
of Judah Kingdom whose capital was Jerusalem).

Jews (Israelites in general) simply wrapped their dead in a cloth and
buried them. Those who were rich or were famous (like Prophets) were kept
in tombs. It was during their exile in Egypt that some started following
the traditions of the Egyptians who mummified their dead. The Jews (like
those of Galilee) did not exactly do all that the Egyptians did but
followed them partly. We see Lazarus was bound in bands of cloth and not
just one cloth. We also see his sister lost hope of him being resurrected
after four days since they had done these ritual of semi mummification
already on him. Jesus delayed His reaching there since He was aware of
their traditions. He cried at the tomb not because Lazarus was dead, Jesus
knew that long before, He also knew He would raise him from his dead. He
cried looking at the nonsense they did to his body.

In today’s message we see the 3 Marys - Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary
Magdalene and Salome the sister of Mary (who was also called Mary by Jesus
– she was the wife of Zebedee and mother of John and James – she was also
referred to as ‘other Mary’), they loved Jesus very much and followed Him
but were into traditions which were like disobedience towards Him. It was
their ignorance of the truth that cause them to disobey even though they
thought they were obeying God. They had initially wrapped the body with
spice when they placed it in the tomb but later sat to prepare lots and
lots of spices for the ritual which they were to do on the third day. They
came to the tomb for this reason.

They Lord is telling us if we are far from the truth then what we may do
thinking is obedience towards God may actually be disobedience. So let us
not assume everything we do as Christians or as ‘Church traditions’ or
following a ‘Man of God’ as being obedience towards God, let us check with
scriptures and confirm them as being true.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are light and in You there is no darkness.
Lord we pray we do not follow the path of darkness we though we are called
as children of light. Lord we pray we trust only your Word above all and
check everything done in your name with your Word. Cause us not to disobey
thinking we are obeying You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Judges 4:2 And the LORD sold them into the hand of Jabin king of Canaan,
that reigned in Hazor; the captain of whose host [was] Sisera, which dwelt
in Harosheth of the Gentiles.

Isaiah 9:1 Nevertheless the dimness [shall] not [be] such as [was] in her
vexation, when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and
the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict [her by]
the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the nations {Gentiles}.

John 11:11-14, 38-39, 44-46
11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend
Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.
13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken
of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a
cave, and a stone lay upon it.
39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was
dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been
[dead] four days.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes:
and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose
him, and let him go.
45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which
Jesus did, believed on him.
46 But some of them went their ways to the Pharisees, and told them what
things Jesus had done.

John 12:10-11
10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to
death;
11 Because that by reason of him many of the Jews went away, and believed
on Jesus.

John 19:39-40
39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by
night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound
[weight].
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with
the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Luke 23:55-56
55 And the women also, which came with him from Galilee, followed after,
and beheld the sepulchre, and how his body was laid.
56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the
sabbath day according to the commandment.

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