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Post  Admin on Fri 3 Jul 2020 - 23:12

Preaching to Trojan

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post  Admin on Thu 2 Jul 2020 - 19:01

Cunningly Devised Fables

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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

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

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Post  Admin on Wed 1 Jul 2020 - 19:25

We live in a better time

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

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

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

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

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

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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Post  Admin on Tue 30 Jun 2020 - 22:58

Anointing Teaches Everything

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Post  Admin on Mon 29 Jun 2020 - 21:36

Who was Melchisedec?

Hebrew 7:1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;

When Muslims claim that Mohammed their prophet is mentioned in the Bible and then quote John 16:8, we laugh at them for we know that scripture refers to the Holy Spirit and not to a human. But when Bible theologians do a similar foolishness saying that Melchisedec was the Holy Spirit referring to today’s scripture, we keep quiet and listen. They do this because they do not understand the relationship between Mary and Jesus (she was not His real mother but His surrogate mother).

If we read Genesis 14 we see King Melchisedec led a team of kings and Abraham gave a tenth of the goods to this group led by Melchisedec, for the King of Sodom requests Abram (before his name was changed) to keep the goods but give him the people (the group that Abram led to defeat their enemy). This scripture is quoted for tithing only because the word (tenth) exist there. True Abram was led by the Lord to give only a tenth and not twenty or more of the portion. But people fail to see Abram himself did not keep anything instead gave the remaining ninety percent of all that was captured to the people who went with him. He had also freed the others along with Lots, who were captured from Sodom.

This letter of Hebrews was written to the Hebrew speaking people (Jews and Samarians) who looked up to Abraham the patriarch as father figure of faith. The first 2 verses of chapter 7 Paul (supposedly) refers to the incident of Genesis 14 because of the names and their meaning but then verse 3 refers to Jesus Christ since the whole of the letter is basically about Him.. The eternal Priest, without father, without mother, without beginning and without end is none other than the Lord Jesus Christ the King of Righteousness and King of Peace, whom Melchisedec became a shadow of by meaning of name and what he did (offering of bread and wine).

When I attend sessions where the Preacher / Pastor speaks contrary to scriptures and I see none of the congregation making efforts to correct him even in private, I feel sad for that congregation. It shows they do not worship God but have lifted their leader above God, and are blinded by him.

Let us not worship man even if he or she comes in the name of the Lord. Let us use wisdom and discern every word so that we do not fall for the folly of men.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made the Heavens and Earth, and all that is within it. You alone and Divine, Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Almighty. Lord we pray we who are your children show wisdom and not foolishness. We pray we do not lift humans above You, and blindly follow them even if they come in your name...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 16:7-8, 13
7  Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
8  And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:
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.

American Tract Society Bible Commentary @1345
It has been a matter of great inquiry among commentators, who Melchizedek really was. He has been variously supposed to be the Holy Spirit, the Son of God, an angel, Enoch and Shem.

Genesis 14

Hebrews 6:19-20; 7:1-3
19  Which [hope] we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;
20  Whither the forerunner is for us entered, [even] Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
1  For this Melchisedec, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings, and blessed him;
2  To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;
3  Without father, without mother, without descent, having neither beginning of days, nor end of life; but made like unto the Son of God; abideth a priest continually.

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Post  Admin on Sun 28 Jun 2020 - 17:46

Made all nations of one blood for pre-appointed purpose

Acts 17:26,27 And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation; That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:

We see a wave of ‘awareness and awakening’ the world over that has resulted into mass protests under the banner ‘Black Life Matters’.

Personally I acknowledge the racist discrimination and persecution that people of different races face for as Indians being ‘brown’ we too have faced racist discrimination at hands of old British colonist. That did not mean all British were / are racist for we had many British missionaries that were the leading activist against racism. I would say people should have the movement ‘Every Colored Life Matters’.

Today’s scripture talks of all nations (people) being made of one blood and in science we see that. We do have different blood groups but these groups are not based on color of skin or race (origin). There are totally 8 blood groups made by various combinations of 4 basic groups. These 4 groups are based on the surface of the Red Blood Cells (RBC), antibodies and antigens in the blood. If people should distinguish people it should be on this blood groups and not place of origin, lifestyles or color of skin for these change over a period of time (sometimes less and sometimes many years), habitation or by medicines.

Blood symbolizes life and is also called ‘the seat of life’. Blood says life comes from the blood and blood is generated from bone marrow which symbolizes our spirit. An average adult person has 4.5L to 5.7L (7 to 8% of weight) blood in circulation and only during pregnancy it grows by 30 to 50%. Blood cells have a life span of 120 days thus are constantly replaced.

The Lord is telling us we find differences between us not because we have differences in color or lifestyle or race but because we do not know the purpose why we are made. Since we are of this world we think in natural means and not spiritual means. As Christians let us not distinguish people by looks or external factors, we us understand all differences are made to understand things spiritual which are hidden / unseen. Even spiritually we discern people and be cautious but do not discriminate them even if they are unbelievers or God haters. We are called to give our lives for a brethren and may not do it for a non-brethren, yet we are called to love them and show the mercy of Christ unto them.

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Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Spirit and made man a spirit being but put him in a body of flesh so that when sin bonds him unto it, he may overcome it and show worthiness to inherit your Kingdom. Lord we pray we understand it is only when we know our purpose in Christ that we can overcome this world and the flesh that we dwell in...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 15:22-28
22  And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, [thou] Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23  But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24  But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25  Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26  But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children’s bread, and to cast [it] to dogs.
27  And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.
28  Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great [is] thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.

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.

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Post  Admin on Sat 27 Jun 2020 - 23:57

Corruption through lust

2 Peter 1:4  Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

An important point to understand in today’s message is the term lust. When the term lust is used people think of evil desires but people do not understand lust simply means desire, it is about uncontrolled or unchecked desires. That means even desiring for good things in life over a certain point would be termed as lust, it need not be forbidden things.

We sin when we fall or give unto lust. Another important point in today’s message is that we always focus on sin and try to avoid sin but there is something more dangerous / important that we miss focusing on that is corruption/destruction as Peter / Paul put.

What is corruption?

Corruption is the consequences of sin, sin causes corruption and corruption leads to death. We sin but depending on the kind of sin or the gravity of sin it causes greater or lesser corruption. Noticeable corruption can happen immediately in one sin or over numerous sins. Sin can be forgiven but that does not undo corruption, the only way to undo corruption is Fruits of the Spirit.

Jesus by His sacrifice got our sins forgiven but that does not get us an entry to Heaven unless the Holy Spirit works in us and deals with the corruption.

In today’s message Peter refers to those who are baptized in the Holy Spirit. He does not say we are free of sin but says we have overcome or undone corruption in many areas of our lives and that happens when we put on the nature of Christ. If we have not fully put on the nature of Christ then we have not fully overcome corruption for Christ is the only one who has overcome corruption. Even though He did not sin yet because He became man He needed to deal with corruption and the day we (just 2) overcome corruption that day would be the call for resurrection of mankind and Judgment Day.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Righteous yet You are Merciful. You moved the access of man from Heaven after he sinned but made a way for not only his restoration but greater blessing. You became man and made way for his restoration through your Spirit. We pray we abide in your Spirit such that we are marked by His work for our inheritance....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 6:9-11
9  Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10  Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11  And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Galatians 5:5  For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.

Romans 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

Romans 8:11  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

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Priest offering for sins

Hebrews 10:11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:

People have this wrong notion that a Priest is a Man of God or God’s representative.

We need to understand the concept of a Priest is a man who represents the people to God/god, he or she is a representative of the people. The work of the Priest is to do with activities of the Temple, which is to offer sacrifice for the sins of the people. The Priest plays the key role of keep the wrath of God/god away from the people.

A Nabi in other words Spokesman of God (Man of God) initially was referred to as Prophet (not to be mistaken with the Calling of a Prophet). Thus even if the Man of God was an Apostle or Teacher in the OT he or she was referred to as Nabi. Every Priest is not necessary a Man or Woman of God but every Man or Woman of God is by default a Priest.

Jesus as man became our representative and made an eternal sacrifice of Himself. This does not mean any human who sacrifice himself or herself could have done it. For a person to be that eternal sacrifice that person would have to be born without a father (sin nature is inherited from the father to the children) and that person would have to have lived a life without sin (words, thoughts or deeds).

The sacrifice of Jesus is eternal because Jesus by His sacrifice made peace between God and man, such that His Spirit was made available to mankind. It is the Spirit of God the Son who transforms us making us into Sons of God, adopted to receive inheritance in Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Righteous yet You are Slow to Anger and Merciful. You do not compromise thus evil cannot dwell before You, but You made a way for man who got infected by evil to overcome it through the working of your Spirit. Lord Jesus we thank You for being our sacrifice and making available your Spirit who transforms us to become like You so as to be called Sons of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Exodus 28:1  And take thou unto thee Aaron thy brother, and his sons with him, from among the children of Israel, that he may minister unto me in the priest’s office, [even] Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar, Aaron’s sons.

Exodus 3:1  Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, [even] to Horeb.

Hebrews 10:9-12
9  Then said he, Lo, I come to do thy will, O God. He taketh away the first, that he may establish the second.
10  By the which will we are sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once [for all].
11  And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins:
12  But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God;

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

Ephesians 2:13-16
13  But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
14  For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition [between us];
15  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, [even] the law of commandments [contained] in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, [so] making peace;
16  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:

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.

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World without end!

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

In the Catholic / Orthodox Church they have this chart called ‘Eternity to Eternity’ or ‘The Course of Time from Eternity to Eternity’. People who see this chart may find it scriptural and that is why many Believers also put this chart up on walls. It is so wildly accepted that it is available on online sites like Amazon for less than 5$.

The reason this chart looks scriptural is because the interpretation is done based on English translations. The flaw with English translations is the numerous mistakes in substituted words and limitations due to grammar mismatch.

Let me take today’s scripture for example, which speaks of ‘world without end’. Any person who reads this would think of the earth / new earth that never perishes. But when one goes into the Greek text one see something else written. The Greek world for world is ‘Kosmos’ and the word given here and mistranslated as ‘world’ is the Greek word ‘aion’ which actually means ‘ever’. So the scripture actually means ‘forever without end’ and has nothing to do with this world. What is forever is the glory of God the Son - Lord Jesus Christ.

The Apostolic Church was founded on the Word and their first love was the Word. If we lose our first love then we will surely be misled and may every land into vanity, destruction.

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Lord You are Almighty God. We know You because of your Word. You were revealed to man when your Word became flesh. Lord we pray without your Word we will not distinguish between darkness and light, between good and evil. We pray we always seek the first love that is your Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 65:17  For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.

Isaiah 66:22  For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the LORD, so shall your seed and your name remain.

2 Peter 3:13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.

Revelation 21:1-2
1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Revelation 12:16  And the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed up the flood which the dragon cast out of his mouth.

Revelation 13:11  And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon.

Revelation 2:4-5
4  Nevertheless I have [somewhat] against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.
5  Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

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Greatest Blessing

2 Timothy 1:18  The Lord grant unto him that he may find mercy of the Lord in that day: and in how many things he ministered unto me at Ephesus, thou knowest very well.

I have mentioned in my very old messages how and why the Hebrew word ‘barak’ translated as ‘blessing’ is also translated as ‘curse’ in some scriptures (Jobs). To refresh, the term ‘bless’ does not mean to add something to a person’s life. Scripture says when God created us He set all that we need, it is our faith or lack of faith that lets us greater access or deprives us from that available resource. When we bless someone we quicken or give greater access to that which (the good things) the Lord has already given, Curse on the other hand would be quickening the judgment of God in that person’s life. That is why when we curse someone we came in danger of getting ourselves also in to judgment.

In the Bible we see a blessing was always spoken with that which was to be quickened. They did not simply say ‘God bless’ for that would mean let God quicken the direction you are following (good/bad).

In today’s scripture we see Paul communicates the greatest blessing of opening the doors of mercy in the life of Onesiphorus on Judgment Day. One may wonder why anyone would need mercy when one is already ‘saved’. There are many scriptures which speak of sins ‘un-forgiven’ or ‘leading to death’, these are sins which we will be questioned for on Judgment Day.

Here we see Onesiphorus although has done great work for Lord’s Kingdom yet Paul says that would not get a green channel and open door, he too will be questioned for those specific deeds in case he has committed them in his life. Here we see Paul prays for mercy at that moment of judgment.

Let us not be ignorant of things like spiritually harming a person will not be questioned of us even if we have been a blessing in the lives of many. For God every one counts.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You God are Merciful and yet Righteous, You are Slow to Anger and not forgetting. Lord we pray we understand how You love all the same as You love us. We pray we understand we understand even though we are forgiven of our sins yet if we hate/get angry against a brethren without cause we will be questioned for it on Judgment day. We pray for mercy on that day and greater today so that we avoid these sins...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Job 3:8  Let them curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning.

Romans 6:16  Know ye not, that to whom ye yield yourselves servants to obey, his servants ye are to whom ye obey; whether of sin unto death, or of obedience unto righteousness?

1 John 5:16-17
16  If any man see his brother sin a sin [which is] not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
17  All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

Matthew 5:22  But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

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Euodias and Syntyche the two faces of the coin of destruction

Philippians 4:2  I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord.

Paul too faced problems of teammates having a conflict of misunderstanding between themselves, and in today’s scripture he names two females who were part of his team who suffered this. Like I mentioned before names in the Bible have meanings and many a times the meanings give a revelation of great understanding. Euodias means ‘prosperity’ and Syntyche has the root meaning ‘fate’.

The two things that destroys Believers/Christians are prosperity and fate.

Those who believe that God is a vessel of prosperity do not know the reason God created them and what God expects of them. The prosperity that God speaks of is not worldly but spiritual prosperity; that does not mean God desires us to live in natural poverty. God supplies us our needs and we should not lack, but at time we may fall a little short or face a little difficulty and the reason is the sweetest grapes grow in hard climate and difficult surrounding (hot/dry climate and the vine is stretched from all sides).

Coming to fate, although God is in control and the result is already written, we need to understand all who believe or claim to do so do not enter the Kingdom of God, but only those who do the Will of the Father, in other words their believe is tested. That means free will is an important factor of our destiny. God would know our fate because names in the Book of Life are already written but that does not mean we can assume our fate and think all is well thus be free to do anything.

Paul says Christian life is a race. The end point of the race is the end point of our life, that means we need to keep running until the end of our lives and if we opt out of the race in between (even towards the end) we disqualify. The reward of this race is a million or billion times our efforts thus it is not a bargain but more than a bargain.

Let us know what is expected of us as Christian and be clear in our minds, let us not seek Euodias or Syntyche, the two faces of the coin of destruction.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord created the Heavens and this creation. You made us for a purpose and we pray we do not lose on the purpose so that we do not lose on the reward. Lord we pray we live a Christian life and be focused on the purpose...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Thessalonians 5:2-9
2  For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night.
3  For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.
4  But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
5  Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day: we are not of the night, nor of darkness.
6  Therefore let us not sleep, as [do] others; but let us watch and be sober.
7  For they that sleep sleep in the night; and they that be drunken are drunken in the night.
8  But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.
9  For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,

1 Peter 1:13-16
13  Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;
14  As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance:
15  But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;
16  Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy.

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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Noah praying for floods!

1 Thessalonians 3: 4  For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.

Day before yesterday the world saw it highest 1.8 lakh (180 thousand) new infections in a single day, a state like New York has over 4.1 lakh infections and 31 thousand deaths. In today’s date almost all are praying for Covid-19. Christians lead those the list of people who are praying. With technologies like Zoom and other video conference application people are gathering on these forums to pray due to social distancing.

Yesterday I invited someone to join a session on the timeline of the Church and the brother told me he could not attend since he needed to attend a pray session. To tell him not to attend a pray session but join to know more about God’s plan would cause people to stand up and say ‘brother do you not believe in power of prayer?’

I thought to myself yesterday about Noah, after being told by the Lord to make a ship (ark) since there was going to be a great flood killing most, imagine him not making the ship, instead sitting to pray to the Lord for mercy and deliverance from the floods!

There is power in prayer but prayer cannot change that which is written/declared by the Lord in His Word. Praying contrary to the Word is call a prayer of errors and will not be heard. I am not saying not to pray for those suffering from this pandemic but we need to know what to pray and whom to pray for.

The times we have entered in, this pandemic is just the start. It is only when we understand the Word that we will be better prepared and focused on seeing results. Ignorance of the truth is causing people to try to move walls and mountains, not by faith but by hand. It is only when we pray in line to the Word of God will be see positive results and mountains move.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Omnipotent and Omnipresent. Nothing is impossible nor hidden from You. Lord we pray we who are given dominance over this creation know what and when to pray so that we see your power and glory manifest. We pray that we do not try to move mountains by hand but by faith...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Thessalonians 3:3-5
3  That no man should be moved by these afflictions: for yourselves know that we are appointed thereunto.
4  For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know.
5  For this cause, when I could no longer forbear, I sent to know your faith, lest by some means the tempter have tempted you, and our labour be in vain.

Micah 3:9-12
9  Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel, that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity..
10  They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
11  The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon the LORD, and say, [Is] not the LORD among us? none evil can come upon us.
12  Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed [as] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest.

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To eat or not to eat

Romans 4:21  [It is] good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor [any thing] whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.

I have heard many preachers speak on this topic about not eating things that may offend another person and we see Christians avoid eating meat because of vegetarian unbelievers.

Frist thing, we Christians eat meat since it is part of our belief. It has to do with accepting the Lord’d sacrifices like the Paschal Lamb. Almost all sacrifices offered were eaten by man unless burnt in fire. The Hebrew word ‘zabach’ for sacrifice does not simply mean to kill but means ‘to kill and eat’. A person who is a Christian and vegetarian is called ‘weak in faith’ by Paul. Eating of meat for a Christian is like eating of bread and wine of the Lord’s Table; emblems that have a spiritual understanding thus cannot be ignored or put aside.

If eating meat is part of our faith then can a Christian sacrifice it for an unbeliever? We may avoid a meal or two but cannot give up because it hurts the belief of another person. To respect that person we may avoid eating with that person but should eat in private and let that person know we still do eat.

Today’s scripture talks of not eating before a Brother (brethren) and not an unbeliever. It speaks of giving time to that person who is weak in faith to become strong and overcome. That means we should not keep avoiding eating before that person but work on strengthening and building the faith of that person so that we can eat with that person.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Your Word says man does not live by bread alone. The food that we eat is for the nourishment of the natural body, but there are symbolic things that also nourish our spirit like eating of bread and wine of your table, they may be emblems but they confess our faith. Lord we pray we understand these spiritual things and do not foolishly forsake them for worldly understandings...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Genesis 2:16-17
16  And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:
17  But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 3:21  Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

Genesis 4:2-5
2  And she again bare his brother Abel. And Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
3  And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the LORD.
4  And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the LORD had respect unto Abel and to his offering:
5  But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.

Genesis 31:54  Then Jacob offered sacrifice upon the mount, and called his brethren to eat bread: and they did eat bread, and tarried all night in the mount..

Exodus 10:25  And Moses said, Thou must give us also sacrifices and burnt offerings, that we may sacrifice unto the LORD our God.

Romans 4:1-3
1  Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, [but] not to doubtful disputations.
2  For one believeth that he may eat all things: another, who is weak, eateth herbs.
3  Let not him that eateth despise him that eateth not; and let not him which eateth not judge him that eateth: for God hath received him.

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Power of His Resurrection

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

We normally say the words ‘resurrection of the dead’, when the same words were told to Jesus, He rebuked them by saying God is not God of the dead but of the living.

It may surprise people to know that the dead do not resurrect but the living resurrect. Here we are not speaking of the natural dead but those condemned to spiritual death. Resurrection is not ‘of the dead’ but ‘from the dead’, since it is of the living.

Why we do not consider only naturally dead only for resurrection? It is because even those who are alive just before Judgment Day will transform without dying and will resurrect.

The term resurrection is not coming alive from death but means to rise, it is about getting elevated from lower position to a higher position. So applies rising from Hell to Grave or our level, and also from our level to Upper Heavens.

After His death on the crucifix Jesus Christ was still alive; His Spirit left His body and He was condemned to Hell since our sins were on Him. His rising from Hell to come back to the level we dwell in is what is called resurrection. The power of Him resurrecting was not the strength it took to break something to come out.

We need to understand Hell is controlled by the Angels of God and not by demons. Satan is bound in Hell as a prisoner, he does not rule it. Jesus Christ went to Hell because He was forsaken by the Father since He took our blame on Him; but He could not be kept in there since there was no sin in Him. The Power of Resurrection did not work in Him after His natural death but worked while He was alive and His resurrection was a result of the working of that power.

Let us not wait for Resurrection Power after we die but as we know Him through His Spirit and by the working of His Spirit in us while we are alive, we can let His Resurrection Power build us today so that after we sleep in Him, on Judgment Day may experience the results of that Resurrection Power which will not only get us to rise from Grave/Sea (a spiritual level and not natural grave/sea) but also raise us to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Life and Life abundance. Lord we pray we understand You are God of the living and not of the dead. You Lord gave life and what You give You do not take away. We pray we who are not condemned to death by our faith in You, may experience your Resurrection Power while we are alive so that we are not disappointed on Judgment Day.

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 22:31-33
31  But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33  And when the multitude heard [this], they were astonished at his doctrine.

Romans 1:4  And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

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Post  Admin on Fri 19 Jun 2020 - 18:39

Power of His Resurrection

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

We normally say the words ‘resurrection of the dead’, when the same words were told to Jesus, He rebuked them by saying God is not God of the dead but of the living.

It may surprise people to know that the dead do not resurrect but the living resurrect. Here we are not speaking of the natural dead but those condemned to spiritual death. Resurrection is not ‘of the dead’ but ‘from the dead’, since it is of the living.

Why we do not consider only naturally dead only for resurrection? It is because even those who are alive just before Judgment Day will transform without dying and will resurrect.

The term resurrection is not coming alive from death but means to rise, it is about getting elevated from lower position to a higher position. So applies rising from Hell to Grave or our level, and also from our level to Upper Heavens.

After His death on the crucifix Jesus Christ was still alive; His Spirit left His body and He was condemned to Hell since our sins were on Him. His rising from Hell to come back to the level we dwell in is what is called resurrection. The power of Him resurrecting was not the strength it took to break something to come out.

We need to understand Hell is controlled by the Angels of God and not by demons. Satan is bound in Hell as a prisoner, he does not rule it. Jesus Christ went to Hell because He was forsaken by the Father since He took our blame on Him; but He could not be kept in there since there was no sin in Him. The Power of Resurrection did not work in Him after His natural death but worked while He was alive and His resurrection was a result of the working of that power.

Let us not wait for Resurrection Power after we die but as we know Him through His Spirit and by the working of His Spirit in us while we are alive, we can let His Resurrection Power build us today so that after we sleep in Him, on Judgment Day may experience the results of that Resurrection Power which will not only get us to rise from Grave/Sea (a spiritual level and not natural grave/sea) but also raise us to Heaven.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Life and Life abundance. Lord we pray we understand You are God of the living and not of the dead. You Lord gave life and what You give You do not take away. We pray we who are not condemned to death by our faith in You, may experience your Resurrection Power while we are alive so that we are not disappointed on Judgment Day.

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Matthew 22:31-33
31  But as touching the resurrection of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by God, saying,
32  I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.
33  And when the multitude heard [this], they were astonished at his doctrine.

Romans 1:4  And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:

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Papyrus and Parchments

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

Bible (Latin ‘Biblia’ and Greek ‘Byblos’) does mean book but means books. It is a collection of books that compromise as the Word of God. These ancient books were found either in scrolls form or codex form. Scrolls were large, fragile and expensive. Codices were less expensive to produce and less fragile. A codex consists of multiple sheets with writing on both sides and then bound together in what we might call a book. The scrolls and codices were made of different kinds of materials.

Ancient manuscripts are found written mainly on parchments (skin of animals) and on papyrus. Papyrus is paper (sheets) made of reeds. Papyrus was used for Bible manuscripts only later and oldest manuscripts were in parchments even though Egyptians used papyrus since over 2000BC. Interestingly papyrus is always written as made of reeds and not weeds. One may ask the difference between the term reeds and weeds. Even though both point to the stem of plants it all depends of the usefulness or fruitfulness of the plant. Those which are unfruitful or useless are called weeds while those fruitful or useful are called reeds.

Coming to skin, skin is symbolic to righteousness and we see in Job who was found more righteous than others was yet not fully righteous before the eyes of God, none were. God dealt with his righteousness and that is why he suffered only in matters concerning skin, none of his organs had any medical problems.

Today the Lord is telling us that His Word is written in those who are found righteous and those who are found fruitful. So if you want to study His Word do not just seek knowledge and wisdom but also seek His righteousness and become fruitful seeking the purpose of His Word.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are Father and we who are your children need to imitate You, your characters. We pray Lord we seek You, your Righteousness and Fruitfulness. Lord we pray we become worthy to have your Word written permanently in our hearts that even death does not destroy it...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Isaiah 18:2  that sendeth ambassadors by the sea, even in vessels of papyrus upon the waters, [saying], Go, ye swift messengers, to a nation tall and smooth, to a people terrible from their beginning onward, a nation that meteth out and treadeth down, whose land the rivers divide!

Hebrews 8:10  For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:

Job 7:5  My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken, and become loathsome.

Job 19:26  And [though] after my skin [worms] destroy this [body], yet in my flesh shall I see God:

Job 30:30  My skin is black upon me, and my bones are burned with heat.

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Jerusalem above, Mother!

Galatians 4:26  But Jerusalem which is above is free, which is the mother of us all.

Wish Believers show Catholics this verse where Paul says the Heavenly mother of all Christians is Jerusalem and not a woman.

In Islam they believe Mecca is the mother of all cities (settlements); even though they give great reverence to Hagar the mother of Ismael after whom the religion is named, yet they refrain from calling her mother of all Muslims (since they believe she was a daughter of an Egyptian king). If one studies Islam one can see the Pope Gregory Bishop of the Church of Rome designating Mary as ‘Mother of God’ in 500AD had some hand in the creation of Islam.

I have mentioned before the Hebrew term ‘Al Shaddai’ used for God is translated as ‘Almighty God’ but actually means ‘Strong Breasted One’ and refers to God being both Heavenly Father and Mother - our Creator, Protector, Provider and Comforter; in short All in All. I have also mentioned before we cannot have any human person/s as our spiritual father or mother, they can be our natural mothers and fathers, though we can have spiritual children but not spiritual parents, God alone takes that place.

The question to ask is Paul by calling the heavenly Jerusalem as mother, does he speak against God? For this we need to understand the heavenly Jerusalem.

Like OT Israel is a shadow of God’s people, so also the thinks described about Heaven is symbolic. Heaven is a Spirit Kingdom and thus is not made of natural gold or gems. Even the Heavenly Jerusalem though called a city is not a real city. Heaven (there are multiple levels) starts with being described as a Garden/Park since it starts with 2 souls having access to it but in Revelation is called a city since a nation is its residence. This city later is projected as a Temple with God being the light of it.

If we look at Greek grammar even though the Holy Spirit is God and referred also as Father in many places yet the word has the grammatical gender feminine not masculine or neuter since He is our Comforter.

Paul is not calling any city as mother but the City Temple which comes from God, and of which God is a part of, as mother (comforter) of us all.

Catholics do not realize by calling a dead woman as their mother they blasphemy against God and reject Him.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord, You are Almighty God. You alone are all that we need. You God are our Creator, Protector, Provider and Comforter. Lord we pray we understand this body of flesh and all natural relationships are temporary. What remains is our spiritual relationship in You and each other as Brethren in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

John 14:16, 26
16  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
26  But the Comforter, [which is] the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 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:

Revelation 16:17  And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done.

Revelation 21:10, 11, 22
10  And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,
11  Having the glory of God: and her light [was] like unto a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear as crystal;
22  And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it.

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Repentance from Dead Works

Hebrew 6:1 Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God,

Today’s scripture talks of repentance from dead works and is from those which point to the key important points of foundational building of a Christian.

I have pointed before the word repentance does not mean being sorry but means making correction. Thus the words ‘repentance from dead works’ would mean ‘correction of dead works’. Now we need to know what does this term ‘dead works’ refer to. These dead works speak of works that do not bring fruit and key amongst them is works of righteousness. All religions focus of works of righteousness (Karma), they feel they can buy their way to God/s / heaven by their good deeds. Christianity on the other hand goes contrary to this belief. Does that mean Christians not believe in good works? No, Christian do believe in good works but do not believe it can save any one. He is not bribed by good works so as to ignore sins.

When it comes to works a Christian focus of works of faith, good deeds are a part baggage of a Christian. Works of faith focuses on the spiritual part of the person i.e. teaching a person to provide for one’s own self knowing God is our provider is works of faith, but till that stage is achieved a Christian does ignore the natural needs (doing of good deeds). Another example of a Christian v/s other religions is when a person is sick; a person of another religion would concentrate of taking care of the person and ministering to his or her medical needs, but a Christian will focus on healing the person by faith and building the faith of the person so that he or she receives healing not only of the body but also of the soul, till that time this happens the Christian will naturally help the sick person.

As Christians we are called to walk in the Spirit thus our works are works of the Spirit, but since we are still in the flesh we do not ignore good works, else the works of the Spirit fail. Can we save a dead lost sheep?

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord we pray as we seek to save the lost we also seek to feed the hungry. Let us be focused on the works of the Spirit but at the same time not ignore good deeds. We pray we understand our priorities and at the same time not ignore the necessary....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Romans 3:10-12
10  As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:
11  There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
12  They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

Psalms 14:3  They are all gone aside, they are [all] together become filthy: [there is] none that doeth good, no, not one.

James 2:20, 26
20  But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
26  For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

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Romance a distraction in ministry!

1 Corinthians 7:35  And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.

If we look at the context of today’s scripture we see Paul speaking of relationship of a man with a woman. He says if a man has the grace and can overcome temptation of the flesh without hindrance then it is better for him to not get married but to serve the Lord without distraction. But if the unmarried person struggles in this area it is better he gets married, then to sin (have relationship outside marriage).

Marriage is not meant for sexual relationship or romance but sexual relationship / romance is allowed in marriage. Marriage is about family thus the purpose is the children and not the couple themselves like the congregation is the purpose of the Church and not the ministers themselves. Marriage is ideally not for the immature but only for the mature only. The Greek word ‘parthenos’ translated as virgin means a person eligible for marriage (it also means one who observed chastity).  

Christians do not realize terms like ‘sexy’ means a person desirable to have intercourse and use it as an adjective to describe themselves.

In the OT we read in Deuteronomy God advising (statute) a newly married couple have up to 1 yearlong honeymoon (no work no war) so that they overcome their desire for romance, sex and get on with the purpose of marriage.
 
Humans are amongst very few creatures who desire mating season around the year unlike most animals who do it only during their annual breeding season.

Let us overcome the weakness of the flesh. Let us mature in spirit and not let the flesh hinder our spiritual growth.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord made man in spirit and then put him in the flesh to become human. Lord we pray we overcome the flesh. Those who are not married may have the grace to serve You as they are and those who lack grace may get married and overcome the lust and serve You through their marriage...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
1 Corinthians 7:32-38
32  But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried cares for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:
33  But he that is married cares for the things that are of the world, how he may please his wife.
34  There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married cares for the things of the world, how she may please her husband.
35  And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a snare on you, but for that which is comely, and that you may attend on the Lord without distraction.
36 But if any man think that he behaves himself uncomely toward his virgin, if she pass the flower of her age, and need so require, let him do what he will, he sins not: let them marry.
37  Nevertheless he that stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so decreed in his heart that he will keep his virgin, does well.
38  So then he that gives her in marriage does well; but he that gives her not in marriage does better.

Deuteronomy 24:5  When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any business: [but] he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken.

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Raising the Dead

2 Corinthians 1:9  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

Some days back there was a movie on TV about Zombies and my mother asked me how is it possible that dead people can come to life like this?

If people are aware of the concept of Zombie which started in Africa. The witchcraft practicing people used medicine which would put people in temporary comma/paralysis and when the person woke again they would claim to have raised the dead! Some fake ‘Evangelist’ (in Nigeria especially) use this trick to con people claiming to bring people back from death.

To understand resurrection or raising of the dead, we need to understand death, of which there are two kinds one is natural death (first death) wherein the spirit leaves the body. Here the body dies but the person per say continues to live. Natural death can happen any time to a person so varies from person to person..

Spiritual death or second death is unlike natural death and is not instant (or over a short time). Human spirit life is fixed and is a few thousands of years. If the spirit being (like Angels) has access to the Tree / River of Life which is on the Upper Heavens then the being can renew its life when required and thus live eternally. Second death means the person does not have access to the Tree/River of Life, so this death is unlike natural dead (which is quick); spiritual death is more like decay and everyone dies exactly after the same period (minus their natural life). If the spirit being dwells in Hell then during this period of decay they suffer their sins (which are like burning coals / flesh eating worms within them) and if they are in Lake of Fire (after Judgment Day) then they (goats – those who knew God yet reject His Word/Will) suffer a punishment set for the fallen angels.

Raising of the dead or resurrection does not mean bringing a being from Hell back into the body (this happened/happens only in the case of Jesus since His body saw no corruption). Raising of the dead means porting of the spirit being from a lower level to a higher level – i.e. from Hell to Grave (happened to some during Jesus’ crucifixion) or Grave to back in the body (our creation – bring a naturally dead person to life) or Grave to Heaven (Judgment Day).

Jesus experience resurrection from Hell on the third day since He was forsaken by the Father while on the cross and our sins were on Him thus went to Hell. He also resurrected from our creation to Heaven (ascension – temporarily on the third day and for a longer time after 40 days). No one other than Jesus has gone to Hell and returned (leaving those who came out with Him), and nor anyone ascended to Heaven (we will only after Judgment Day).

On Judgment Day we will see all those who dwell in Grave (sleep in Christ / gathered unto their people - OT) will rise to our creation while those who are still alive will transform directly to spirit beings. Those who are judged and found worthy will rise to the Upper Heavens and those who are not (including those still alive in Hell) will suffer in the Lake of Fire/Sulphur.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. All life comes from You. It is only You who has to power for raising the dead or resurrection. It is your Word that judges us and those who abide in it will receive life. Lord we pray we are not ignorant of life and death so that we seek life and not death...

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

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

Proverbs 30:4  Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son’s name, if thou canst tell?

John 3:13  And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, [even] the Son of man which is in heaven.

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

Revelation 20:11-15
11  And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.
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.

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

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

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Misled Zeal

Philippians 3:6,7  Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless. But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

In today’s scripture Paul remembers the zeal he had for God and how in that zeal he persecuted the very people of God and did the opposite of that which God desired of him.

Paul’s zeal was seeking the righteousness of God and being just but because he lacked understanding of the ways of God he associated human righteousness to God.

In the period of lockdown we see many have started online worship or online prayer sessions. The first time you join them one feels very happy but as one joins again consecutively, one starts to wonder what actually is happening. Worship sessions become ‘talent shows’ and prayer sessions utterly lack faith and believe in that which they say. It is like joining the widow in the parable which Jesus gave as mentioned in Luke 18.. In that parable the widow irritates the judge (described as not God fearing - meaning morally unrighteous) again and again so much so that out of irritation the judge gives in to the plea of the widow.

What people fail to see in that parable are 3 things:- the judge was considered morally righteous, at the end Jesus points ‘would the Son of Man find faith when He comes’ (implying the woman had no faith in the judge) and lastly the parable itself was targeted by Jesus to some people in the crowd who considered themselves righteous. So if we behave like the woman trying to irritate God into hearing our plea then we imply the 3 points.

The Greek word ‘enteuxis’ translated as ‘intercession’ comes from the term ‘to follow a thrown javelin till it hits it mark’. It means to remember one’s supplication and requests put to the Lord until one receives it. It does not mean to keep asking God again and again but awaiting its receipt. So if we have made a petition let us learn to thank God in advance for the result He will give us. Let our repetition be that of thanking and not repeating the same petition.

Strong prayer is like using a sniper gun and not using a machine gun. It takes just one bullet (petition) to do the job and aim (faith) is very important.

Knowledge and understanding of anything we do is very necessary, else what is good may become harmful and opposite of that we intended becoming like Paul before he was transformed in Christ.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord You are not man to be fooled by the exterior, You Lord see the heart of man. You desire people to worship You in Spirit and Truth. People who do not know the truth do not know You and land up worship Ball (unknown God). We pray Lord in our ignorance of You we do not become worldly righteous by be counted righteous by You by knowing You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
Luke 18:1-9
1  And he spake a parable unto them [to this end], that men ought always to pray, and not to faint;
2  Saying, There was in a city a judge, which feared not God, neither regarded man:
3  And there was a widow in that city; and she came unto him, saying, Avenge me of mine adversary.
4  And he would not for a while: but afterward he said within himself, Though I fear not God, nor regard man;
5  Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.
6  And the Lord said, Hear what the unjust judge saith.
7  And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
8  I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
9  And he spake this parable unto certain which trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:

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To Live or to Die

Philippians 1: 22 But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.

In this time of pandemic there has been a surprising things that has gone viral – Ghana dancing pallbearers. These are men who carry the coffin and while doing, do a synchronized dance. Police and other govt. officials of various countries, imitate them carrying dummy coffins or dead bodies so as to scare people from leaving their houses, risking infection and death.

Even though death is considered a sad event in the life of a person and his or her loved ones yet in some cultures it is an occasion to rejoice and party.

Almost all know natural death is not the end of life but a transit point to another state/stage of life.

Some beliefs like Hinduism believe in reincarnation (human life on death coming again as another human). Like the term ‘Trinity’ Christian mistake in using the term ‘incarnation’ for God the Son coming as man. He was God who humbled Himself and became human. Even in the case of Elijah coming as John the Baptist we cannot use the term incarnation since Elijah did not die. Bible is clear all humans die once and then face judgment, there is no incarnation. A cult which goes by the name ‘End Times Ministry’ believe Elijah comes about 5 times; the 5th time causes judgment day (they wipe out Jesus Christ).

To live or to die has always been a big question in the minds of people. In fact the answer is in the question itself. It is like asking to continue sitting for an examination or to exit out of it!

Firstly we need to understand the purpose of the examination. If we have fulfilled its purpose then we can happily exit it but if we did not and yet exited then even God cannot help us (not that He is unable but because He is righteous / just). He or any human can help us while our spirit is in the body (our soul is moldable / living), once our spirit exits the body our soul freezes or becomes unpliable.

Jesus said those who are in Him (abide in Him) not a hair of their head will be lost without His Father’s will. There are lots of people who do ministry but the question comes ‘whose ministry’?

Killing any person (even one’s own self) is considered a serious offence for without knowing we may deprive a person from correcting one’s life or gaining more in Heaven.

Those who trust in God always remember He will exit you in the best moment of your life and not put you through situation wherein He may lose you. Peter says those who know their Calling and Mission do not need to worry on this matter for they know when. Paul was amongst them thus knew until he did not reach Rome, witness in Rome and before Caesar he would not die.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You are all powerful and glorious Lord. There is nothing that is impossible yet You made man to overcome darkness. You gave him the free will to be recipient of your glory or to perish. Lord we pray we understand your purpose to understand this natural life. We also pray we understand life itself to understand our eternal purpose in You....

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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Philippians 1:21-26
21  For to me to live [is] Christ, and to die [is] gain.
22  But if I live in the flesh, this [is] the fruit of my labour: yet what I shall choose I wot not.
23  For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:
24  Nevertheless to abide in the flesh [is] more needful for you.
25  And having this confidence, I know that I shall abide and continue with you all for your furtherance and joy of faith;
26  That your rejoicing may be more abundant in Jesus Christ for me by my coming to you again.

Philippians 1:20  According to my earnest expectation and [my] hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but [that] with all boldness, as always, [so] now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether [it be] by life, or by death.

Philippians 2:21  For all seek their own, not the things {those} which are Jesus Christ’s.

Colossians 3:4  When Christ, [who is] our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Isaiah 57:1-2
1  The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth [it] to heart: and merciful men [are] taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil [to come].
2  He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, [each one] walking [in] his uprightness.

Luke 21:13-19
13  And it shall turn to you for a testimony.
14  Settle [it] therefore in your hearts, not to meditate before what ye shall answer:
15  For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.
16  And ye shall be betrayed both by parents, and brethren, and kinsfolks, and friends; and [some] of you shall they cause to be put to death.
17  And ye shall be hated of all [men] for my name’s sake.
18  But there shall not an hair of your head perish.
19  In your patience possess ye your souls.

2 Peter 1:10  Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

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Post  Admin on Sat 9 May 2020 - 22:23

Triune v/s Trinity

1 John 5:8 And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one.

Today’s scripture is one which is mostly quoted to back the belief of Trinity. What may surprise many is that this text was not existent in the Bible but was added somewhere around 1000AD. It is for this reason many new translation have it missing.

The concept of Trinity is a pagan concept which was imported into Christianity by the Catholic Church. One needs to understand the difference between Triune God (Godhead) as given in the Bible v/s Trinity even though both do not deny the existence of 3 beings yet one God.

One thing no one can deny is that we yet do not know God fully and all still know very little of God. The concept of Triune God (Godhead) speak of the existence of God the Father, Son and Spirit, it also accepts the fact they are one but does not explain how they are one. What it does not know it keeps silent.

Trinity on the other hand makes assumption that in Heaven also the Father, Son and Spirit exist as individual beings, the only thing common amongst them is their nature! There are many scriptures which go against this concept/understanding. There are many basic understandings where this concept blunders on.

God is not so simple to understand. So let us not try putting Him in our matchbox size brains; and if we try doing that then we will be no different than Atheists who say who created God and who created the one who created God.

When we do not understand the basic concept of ‘Spirit’ (in Hebrew it uses the word ‘breathe’) then how are we to understand God fully; God who is Spirit and yet has the existence of His Spirit - the Holy Spirit!

It is only by revelation of the truth that we come to know God more and more. Revelation does not mean blind belief but means what existed is revealed, thus can be proved.

Even though God has been gracious to make me understand a lot about Him yet there is so much which baffles the mind. It does not mean what is known is unsure. Revelation coming from God, He may not reveal everything but that which He reveals is perfect in itself, thus becomes a strong foundation.

God is telling us today not to add to His Word nor remove from His Word, He warned this in the book of Revelation stating the consequence of doing so.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. Lord You created man is spirit and put him in the flesh to be the human he is. Man now is trying to recreate You, he is putting You a Spirit into flesh and making You as a human being. Lord we pray there be more and more who truly seek to know You. May they receive a revelation of You and know You more....

This prayer we make in  Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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

Romans 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

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

Acts 2:17  And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

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

John 10:35  If he called them gods, unto whom the word of God came, and the scripture cannot be broken;

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

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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Obedience of faith

Romans 16:26  But now is made manifest, and by the scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, made known to all nations for the obedience of faith:

Like receiving the Holy Spirit was not available for everyone before the coming of Christ so also faith was not a thing that was visible to everyone only a very few possessed faith. The reason that faith (believing in the truth) was not a common thing is because truth was not manifested. It was only with the coming of Jesus Christ that truth was manifested. It was only through Him that OT scriptures are thoroughly understood. Jesus did not preach something different to the OT but in fact gave the right understanding of the OT.

Since Jesus Christ shared the truth thus people started having faith and it was because of faith that grace was made available to all those who have faith.

The Greek word ‘alethes’ translated as ‘truth’ is a compound word compromising of negative form of ‘beginning’ (alpha) and ‘to be hidden’. So truth is something that existed but now is not hidden, it is revealed. It is for this reason only the Word of God and God Himself are truth and thus foundations of faith for they never change.

I have shared before Jesus used an example of mustard seed for strong faith not because it is the smallest seed (orchid seeds are). He used it since it is small but amongst few seeds which do not have pockets of air (symbolizing doubt) within the seed. He said such a minuscule quantity of pure faith is sufficient to move a mountain.

God is asking those whose faith is shaking if we have the truth in us. If the truth is in us then our faith should be strong. We may not have the whole revelation of the Bible or really know God fully but even a seed / grain of truth in us is sufficient for us to have strong faith.

[Prayer Starter]
Lord You are Almighty God. You Lord are Holy and You alone are Holy. You never change nor does your Word change. Lord we pray we understand the importance of revelation of the Word and it is only when we have the revelation of the Word will we have faith that is unshakable. Lord in these challenging times the only remedy is strong unshakable faith so give your people the revelation of the Word...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]
John 1:17-18
17  For the law was given by Moses, [but] grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
18  No man hath seen God at any time; the only begotten Son, which is in the bosom of the Father, he hath declared [him].

John 14:7  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

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

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

Romans 4:20  He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

1 Corinthians 16:13  Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.

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Post  Admin on Thu 7 May 2020 - 23:11

The Second Coming of the Lord

1 Thessalonians 4:16,17  For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive [and] remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Whenever there are problems which are beyond man’s control the first thing all Christians assume is that the end is near and the Lord is coming again. This lack of understanding of Judgment Day is what causes many to lose faith and that is why the Apostles considered it as important topic in the foundation of a Christian..

People say we need to concentrate on giving the Gospel and they bombard people with scriptures. There are people who say they follow the Gospel of Paul only and all other Gospels are untrue or imperfect!

Firstly do they know the term Gospel (Greek ‘euaggelion’) means ‘Good News/Tiding’ and what is the good news, the good news is that when there was no way to God, God made a way through Jesus Christ His Son. We also know Jesus said ‘I am The Way’. So is the Gospel a scripture, a message or a person?

The Lord Jesus Christ is the Gospel not any scripture or any message. He is the Message, He is the Word that gives life. If He is the Gospel can there be more than one Gospel? Paul gave Christ to the Gentile (non-Jews) so he explained to them in a way which they could understand - that did not make it another Gospel.

In South Korea we have many cult groups which claim to be Christian Groups.. There is the ‘Church of God Jesus’ who believe their founder Ahn Sahng-hong was the second coming of Jesus Christ thus refer to him as ‘christ’. This is not the only Church in South Korea that believes in such garbage, there is another Church called ‘Shincheonji Church of Jesus’ who think their founder Lee is the second coming of Jesus. All such churches are classified as ‘Christian - New Religious Movement (NRM)’. What may surprise people to know is there are very few real Christian Churches in South Korea for most churches are of NRM kind.

Today’s scripture clearly says when Jesus Christ comes again (He is not born as a baby but comes as He ascended - a transformed / transfigured man) with His Angels/Saints all the dead (those who have slept in Him) will rise and those who are yet alive will not die but will be transformed directly. In this period all that is natural will wither away, thus all will see His coming and will submit to Him.

While we understand Jesus Christ as the only Gospel, let us also understand how and when He completes His mission and for that we need to firstly understand what His mission was. His mission to save us was not to just save us from Hell or just to get us into Heaven (Heaven has many levels) and unless we do not know what we will not know how and when for the ‘what’ will answer our ‘how’ and that will answer our ‘when’.

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[Reference Scriptures]
John 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Hebrews 9:8  The Holy Ghost this signifying, that the way into the holiest of all was not yet made manifest, while as the first tabernacle was yet standing:

1 Corinthians 1:17  For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

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,

Acts 1:9-11
9  And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10  And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11  Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.

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