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Post  Admin on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 9:21 pm

We are ordained

Acts 14: 23And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and 
had prayed with fasting, they commended them to the Lord, on whom they 

We see in today's message that Paul and Barnabas formed Churches and in 
every Church they ordained elders. Ordaining would mean basically an act 
of laying hands on the person and praying over that person and infilling 
the person for the task set for that person.

When we go into the Greek word and its root we see a whole universe of 
understanding. I used the word 'universe' because the word is somewhat 
related to it.

The Greek word translated as ordain is 'cheirotoneo' and it comes from 
the word 'cheir' and this word is figuratively applied to God 
symbolizing His might, activity, power

a) in creating the universe

b) in upholding and preserving (God is present protecting and aiding one)

c) in punishing

d) in determining and controlling the destinies of men

So when we ordain a person he or she is a new creation and instruments 
in the creating, upholding, correcting and guiding those given unto that 
person or the task set unto that person. This is not concerning things 
or institutes but concerning life, since creation is all about life.

The Bible says the Lord has ordained us who believe in Him as 
Royal-Priest. Thus we are called to be people of authority and a holy 
people separated unto His holy works. We also are ordained to preach, 
heal and cast out demons and above all we are ordained to bear fruit.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. When You created the world You had a purpose 
and You set the purpose above all, including yourself. Lord, we pray we 
understand our purpose in You be set above all and we who are ordained 
in You have power and authority...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Corinthians 7:17But as God hath distributed to every man, as the Lord 
hath called every one, so let him walk. And so ordain I in all churches.

Mark 3:14-15

14And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he 
might send them forth to preach,

15And to have power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils:

John 15:16Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained 
you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should 
remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may 
give it you.

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Post  Admin on Sun 09 Oct 2016, 9:43 pm

Foolish to glorify oneself

2 Corinthians 12:11 I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled 
me: for I ought to have been commended of you: for in nothing am I 
behind the very chiefest apostles, though I be nothing.

As a Man or Woman of God one needs to be very careful not only when 
people praise you for the things God has blessed you with, but also when 
people pull you down for the areas of lacking.

When people praise, one can start to have pride in the works of one's 
hands or on one's 'talents' [Bible uses the word 'skill' and not 
'talent']. It is foolish when one takes credit for the result of one's 
efforts. The only thing we can remotely take credit for is the efforts 
and not for the result.

A farmer sows and does his best to get a good harvest. He may max choose 
favorable seeds, favorable time and favorable soil, but the rest he 
depends on God to do. Even a doctor would do as much he has learnt and 
the skills he has the rest he depends on God, for he does not know if 
the case would get more complicated or may improve. He just hopes for 
good result. The same with Men and Women of God who do their best as to 
what they know or have experienced the rest they trust on God to do, so 
there is no real credit that one can take. Taking credit would be like a 
vessel taking credit for the tasty food cooked or served in it.

The other side of the coin is also dangerous when people pull one down 
and this is what led to Paul saying he become a fool falling for it. 
Pulling someone down can cause one to feel useless or can even cause the 
person to glorify in what one has.

Paul had a big problem with public speaking and all that knowledge and 
understanding he had, he could not put forward in public like he could 
do through his writing. The people of Corinth would compare Paul to 
Timothy who at that time was his student. Timothy was an Evangelist and 
had inbuilt ability to hold or drive people in public meetings. Paul did 
not always having problem to express for at time he did a good job at 
meetings but generally he did fail terribly. This negative comparison 
caused Paul to boast about all the revelations and understanding he was 
blessed with to the people of Corinth. Later Paul realized it was a trap 
that caused him to become a fool.

Let us remember temptation may not always come through the back door, it 
may also come through the front door as a confrontation. Let us always 
remember who we are and what our limitations are. It helps to always 
remember one's weaknesses for this acknowledgement will always keep us 
strong in the Lord. It is for this reason God told the Israelites to 
keep a pot of Manna that first fell in the Ark of Covenant so that they 
always remember that moment.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You alone are worthy of all praise and worship. 
Lord let us always remember what we were before we came to know You and 
were blessed in You. Let us not glory in our selves or be driven to 
glory in ourselves. Help us to always discern the ways of evil and 
remain rooted in humility in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Exodus 16:31-36

31And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like 
coriander seed, white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey.

32And Moses said, This is the thing which the LORD commandeth, Fill an 
omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread 
wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth 
from the land of Egypt.

33And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put an omer full of manna 
therein, and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept for your generations.

34As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, 
to be kept.

35And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came 
to a land inhabited; they did eat manna, until they came unto the 
borders of the land of Canaan.

36Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah.

2 Corinthians 11:6But though I be rude in speech, yet not in knowledge; 
but we have been throughly made manifest among you in all things.

2 Corinthians 12:6-10

6For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will 
say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above 
that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.

7And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the 
revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger 
of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.

8For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.

9And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength 
is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory 
in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

10Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in 
necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when 
I am weak, then am I strong.

11I am become a fool in glorying; ye have compelled me: for I ought to 
have been commended of you: for in nothing am I behind the very chiefest 
apostles, though I be nothing.

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Post  Admin on Fri 07 Oct 2016, 8:15 pm

Church money

John 8:21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek 
me, and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

Today's message we see Jesus saying the people He was speaking to were 
people who would not go to Heaven but will die in their sins. These 
people He was speaking to were not pagan worshippers but people who 
worshipped YHWH. They were Israelites and Jews in particular (Samarians 
also were Israelites but from northern Israel). We find many people 
still think just because one is born in Israel or has blood connection 
to a Jew the person is God's chosen people, they do not realize they 
negate the Gospel by their belief.

No person and means 'NO PERSON' can go to Heaven if they do not believe 
in the Savior and keep the Will of God. Even those before Jesus came as 
man, when they died it is written all did not sleep in Him / gathered 
unto their fathers, only some did and it is documented who did and who 
did not. They will rise with us on Judgment Day to enter Heaven.

What is interesting is Jesus was sure of all those around Him as to that 
they would not enter Heaven (even though He said He did not come to 
judge). If we read closely the previous verse it is specified in which 
part of the synagogue Jesus was teaching / preaching and that was the 
treasury, a place where money / tithes was counted.

We will always see a debate when it comes to money and doing God's work. 
Many make money a greater 'god' than the Lord, for they feel helpless if 
the former is not there. It is very normal to see Pastors or Preachers 
say 'white lies' or non-factual statements when it comes to money. They 
feel it is necessary so that people be encouraged to give and get 
blessed. Honestly most of the time they are least concerned of the 
people getting blessed but concerned more of themselves getting blessed.

It gives me the creeps and saddens me when I see what happened behind 
stage during evangelical events. Every Preacher and Worshipper gets an 
envelope and everyone knows how much to put in that envelope. The more 
the crowd they draw the fatter the envelope gets. The sickest thing 
happens when the Preacher or Worshipper demands a price or forcefully 
takes his or her share.

Are they doing wrong? No. They have a right to the share, but will these 
people go to Heaven is a question they need to ask themselves. If we 
read today's message Jesus says NO. Even if remotely these people do 
enter Heaven surely all the labor they did on earth would not benefit 
them for they have already received the reward of their labor on earth 

It is very easy to identify these people. You will see they make 
disciples for themselves and not for Christ and you will find the same 
lot of people around them for years to come. Would you call a teacher a 
good teacher who has the same student for years and years?We are called 
to build people and send them off to do the Will of the Father like 
Jesus did to His disciples. Look at the lifestyle of these people, as 
they become popular, you will see their anointing growing but character 
or Name of Jesus decreasing. Anointing and being a Man / Woman of God 
are not proportionally related. Balaam was a much anointed prophet, but 
was hated by the Lord, so also was Satan an anointed Cherub.

Our Heavenly value depends not on how many are gathered around us but 
how many we have sent out.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Spirit and your Word says no flesh can exist in your 
presence. You Lord are Holy and any person filled with desires of the 
flesh will not be able to have union with You. Lord we pray we overcome 
the desires of the flesh and we know the difference between our needs 
and our wants when it comes to things of this world. We pray we gather 
riches that are Heavenly and never lack in things that are earthly for 
You Lord are our provider...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 8:20-21

20These words spake Jesus in the treasury, as he taught in the temple: 
and no man laid hands on him; for his hour was not yet come.

21Then said Jesus again unto them, I go my way, and ye shall seek me, 
and shall die in your sins: whither I go, ye cannot come.

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

1 Corinthians 3:12-15

12Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious 
stones, wood, hay, stubble;

13Every man's work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, 
because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man's 
work of what sort it is.

14If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall 
receive a reward.

15If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he 
himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.

Matthew 7:21-24

21Not 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 

22Many 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?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity.

24Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I 
will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:

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Post  Admin on Thu 06 Oct 2016, 3:53 pm

Who desires Callings?

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them 
prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:

We see preachers love to address themselves as Prophets and Apostles 
even when they do not have the Calling. Ask them to define the 
difference between the Callings and they will be confused. Leave alone 
defining the Callings, most cannot even name all the Callings and 
believe in the 'Five Fold Ministry'.

Everything in the Church is built around the Spirit of God. Jesus made a 
way for us to receive the Holy Spirit by paying the price and making 
peace between us and God. He said the Holy Spirit would lead us to all 
truth and help us walk The Way (become like Him - Sons of God). Even 
Callings are related to the seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit. In the 
Bible God Himself says 'By My Spirit' showing the importance of the Holy 
Spirit is the salvation of mankind.

Today's message says God in His wisdom sent Prophets and Apostles, and 
also allowed some of them to be killed or persecuted.

Among the Callings the higher the Calling there are higher chances of 
being persecuted more and even martyred. The top 3 Callings after Christ 
(the Head) that is of Apostle, Prophet and Teacher experience the most 

In the Tabernacle there were 2 types of vessels - some made of gold and 
some of silver. Even though they were made of different material yet we 
see for God both were holy and very precious. They were kept together 
and used alike. So other than Callings there are other roles in the Body 
of Christ which also are holy unto the Lord, these support the Callings 
and do a large amount of basic, ground work for the Kingdom of God.

Today the Lord is telling those who desire high Calling, 'are you ready 
to face persecuting or even lose your life for My Kingdom'?

When someone does an honest job in their Calling there are very high 
chances of displeasing people. If Apostles were true Apostles we would 
been having hundreds of Churches getting planted every day; if Prophets 
were true Prophets then we would have seen the fear of God in the hearts 
of the people both among Believers and non-believers; if Teachers were 
true Teachers we would not been having Manna (unknown food) but having 
fresh streams of Living Water flowing every day and people would have 
been renewed in faith and understanding day by day.

Calling or simple laborer of the Lord is not what one chooses but what 
God has already chosen us for before we were created. It is not that 
people with higher Callings would be rewarded more and others less; 
reward will be according to the quality of work done. In fact those in 
Callings have greater pressure to perform more, since if more is given 
then more is expected.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are All Knowing God and nothing is hidden from You, not even 
time can hide things from You. In your wisdom Lord You allow things for 
You work all things for goodness of your people. Lord we pray we 
surrender to the plans You have for us and concentrate more on doing a 
quality work instead of cheap quantity work...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Revelation 1:4John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be 
unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to 
come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;

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

Isaiah 11:2And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of 
wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of 
knowledge and of the fear of the LORD;

Revelation 4:3And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a 
sardine stone: and there was a rainbow [seven colors] round about the 
throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

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Post  Admin on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 8:01 pm

Gender discrimination!

1 Timothy 2:12 But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority 
over the man, but to be in silence.

We never find Preachers or Pastors speak on this topic in the presence 
of the congregation. They may do so in small gatherings but would not do 
so in a large out of fear of angering the women and also a large section 
of the men who believe in gender equality.

We find only in some letters Paul talks on this topic and in both places 
Paul is referring to things concerning the Church. So did Paul believe 
in gender discrimination in the Church or things concerning spiritual 

People forget the person (human) who ministered Paul to be more perfect 
when he initially came into the Lord was a woman named Priscilla. 
Whenever Paul took the name of the husband and wife in his initial 
letter he took the name of the husband and then the wife but latter he 
names the wife before the husband since she was the more spiritually 
mature between the two.

Paul never had a problem with women being ministers. There were many 
women associated directly or indirectly with Paul. There were also some 
who headed congregations (in their houses - in those times they always 
met that way) and some who had a high Calling like that of a Prophet.

Does that mean Paul erred in today's message?

These scriptures like today's is not an error. We need to understand we 
have a natural gender and a spiritual gender. When God created man and 
woman in spirit both were of the same gender that is why the male gender 
is used for both in Genesis 1:27. Later when they were made in the 
natural they were made of the respective male and female gender. Man was 
created directly out of mud but woman was created from the bone of man. 
God used a bone of man for bone symbolizes character / nature 
(scriptures - God protects the bones of the righteous / none of Jesus' 
bones were broken).

Note the Hebrew word used for the natural woman is 'ishshah' which 
incidentally means 'strong and helpful man'. Also note the word El 
shaddai means 'strong breasted one' depicting God as our spiritual 
mother also, but we call Him Father only and not Mother.

In simple words to understand God we need to understand the design of 
natural man and to understand man we need understand the design of the 
natural woman. Only Sons of God [have the image of God] enter the 
Kingdom of God.

In today's message Paul is simply stating not to allow the spiritually 
immature to preach but only the mature to do so.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and although You alone are both our eternal Father and 
Mother yet you are referred to as Father only. Your Word says only Sons 
of God enter Heaven for those who are led by the Spirit / baptized in 
the Spirit enter Heaven. Lord we understand you created gender so as to 
understand the hidden things of the Heavens, we may not have a choice 
concerning our natural gender but we do have choice with regards 
spiritual gender. Lord may we pursue to be Sons in Spirit so that we 
enter the Kingdom of God...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scripture]

1 Corinthians 16:19The churches of Asia salute you. Aquila and Priscilla 
salute you much in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.

Romans 16:3Greet Priscilla and Aquila my helpers in Christ Jesus:

2 Timothy 4:19Salute Prisca and Aquila, and the household of Onesiphorus.

Genesis 1:26-27

26And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and 
let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of 
the heavens, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every 
creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

27And God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he 
him; male and female created he them [him - plural].

Genesis 2:7, 19-23

7And Jehovah God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into 
his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

19And out of the ground Jehovah God formed every beast of the field, and 
every bird of the heavens; and brought them unto the man to see what he 
would call them: and whatsoever the man called every living creature, 
that was the name thereof.

20And the man gave names to all cattle, and to the birds of the heavens, 
and to every beast of the field; but for man there was not found a help 
meet for him.

21 And Jehovah God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and he 
slept; and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof:

22and the rib, which Jehovah God had taken from the man, made he a 
woman, and brought her unto the man.

23And the man said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: 
she shall be called Woman [ the Hebrew word means 'strong and helpful 
man'], because she was taken out of Man.

Romans 8:14,19

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

19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the 
manifestation of the sons of God.

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Post  Admin on Sun 02 Oct 2016, 5:23 pm

Consensual fasting and praying

1 Corinthians 7:5,6 Defraud [separate] ye not one the other, except it 
be with consent [agreeing] for a time, that ye may give yourselves to 
fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not 
for your incontinency. But I speak this by permission, and not of 

Among Catholics they have an object which they identify with prayer and 
that is a Rosary. It is a sequence of beads on a string / chain. It has 
5 sets of ten beads separated by a single bead placed at a distance. The 
joint of the two ends has an offset with 3 beads and a crucifix hanging 
down from its upper tip.

Just because of the crucifix people think this object is Christian. Take 
out the crucifix and you will see this in almost all religions. By 
changing the cover does a book change?

As a Catholic I was in bondage of this object which claimed to help 
prayer but when as I started reading and studying the Bible I realized 
this object did contrary to that. This object in the name of helping to 
pray actually prevented people from praying, it successfully keeps 
everyone busy reciting ‘prayers’ without people praying nor 
understanding what they are reciting.

Coming from a staunch Catholic family we were not served dinner until 
everyone sat together and recited this rosary. But as I grew in spirit 
and in scriptures the Lord told me to concentrate on what I recited and 
investigate it with scripture. What I discovered astonished me and led 
the way to expose the evil behind this spirit called ‘Mary’ and this so 
called ‘Christian religion’.

Among Believers we too have a Rosary of our own. It is not physical 
beads and also does not include reciting. It is spiritual and does the 
same harm to our praying as the Rosary. You may be surprised when I tell 
you... Fasting and Prayer.

Fasting is good but by doing it we do not please God. Biblically fasting 
does not mean just abstaining from food, fasting can be done while 
eating regular meals but abstaining from things that distract one 
spiritually. Fasting is meant to help us concentrate and increase our 
faith, if that is not happening then better relook at it or stop it.

Christians have abused fasting by labeling it with skipping meals and 
they have got into righteous works which in turn has made them religious 
people. I have seen people spiritually hardened by regular, periodic 
fasting. They may come as humble and prayerful people but are actually 
the contrary. A great prayer warrior is not a person who prays long and 
loud but a person who prays short and quiet but gives great result.

At an event the organizers were planning to have a group of people 
praying continuously. I asked them cannot we have a hurdle pray before 
the event and if this continuous praying was needed, has God shut His 
ears to us, or are we praying to a deaf God.

We all know medicines are good if taken according to prescription by a 
doctor, but when we self-prescribe or take an overdose of medicines then 
they can be more harmful than not taking them.

Fasting and praying is good when a person is spiritually growing or 
struggling spiritually but if not done properly than it can be like 
poison or spiritual cancer.

In today’s message Paul advices fasting and praying with consensus but 
does not say he is spiritually led to advice this, he say he is doing so 
by his own human understanding.

Let us understand Jesus did the greatest things by His shortest prayer 
‘thank you Father’ and longest prayer when He struggled (Garden of 
Gethsemane before He was crucified). When faith is strong our prayers 
(requests) will be short. We surely can spend prayer time thanking God, 
fellowshipping with Him and praising Him but not banging at His door all 
day long. We, who hold the key (revelation) of His Kingdom, so let us 
use the keys to unlock all we need for our God has already provided us 
all our needs.

Just for note: Jesus’ fasting of 40 days in the wilderness was for 2 
reasons one so that He could be weakened and thus be tempted by Satan 
else Satan could not dare that. Jesus’ battle against this temptation 
which was same as which Adam and Eve went through helps us know how to 
overcome Satan ourselves (by the Word). Jesus also fasted in the 
wilderness for 40days so as to qualify as a Jewish ‘Rabbi’ so as to 
preach in synagogues (in line with Moses). He did not follow the school 
of Samuel which normal Rabbis did (like Saul was doing).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God who hears our thought and desires even before 
we speak them out. You Lord are our Provider and are All-Knowing thus 
You have already provided us with everything we need at the time of our 
creation. It is our faithlessness that keeps us from receiving them. 
Your Word says believe and you will receive, we pray Lord we grow in 
faith and become people of authority, like Jesus Christ was as man...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 17:21Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.

Mark 9:29And he said unto them, This kind can come forth by nothing, but 
by prayer and fasting.

[These were not part of the original Bible (Gospels) but were added 
later almost 1000 years later]

Matthew 6:16Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad 
countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto 
men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 9:14-17

14Then came to him the disciples of John, saying, Why do we and the 
Pharisees fast oft, but thy disciples fast not?

15And Jesus said unto them, Can the children of the bridechamber mourn, 
as long as the bridegroom is with them? but the days will come, when the 
bridegroom shall be taken from them, and then shall they fast.

16No man putteth a piece of new cloth unto an old garment, for that 
which is put in to fill it up taketh from the garment, and the rent is 
made worse.

17Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, 
and the wine runneth out, and the bottles perish: but they put new wine 
into new bottles, and both are preserved.

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Father Abraham

Galatians 3: 8,9And the scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the 
heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, 
In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are 
blessed with faithful Abraham.

We Believers tell Catholics not to call any person 'father' other than 
our biological fathers yet we call Abraham our father, even though he is 
not biologically connected to most of us.

Bible says Abraham is our father by our faith in Jesus Christ. Since we 
believe in Christ and make Abraham our father, we receive the promises 
of Abraham. Similarly we also receive the promises of Isaac, Jacob and 
David among others through our faith in Jesus Christ.

Catholics may jump to justify calling their priests as their spiritual 
fathers. Can they do that?

We see Jesus Christ who is considered the head of the Church Himself did 
not ask anyone to address Him as father. He referred Himself as our 
brother but not as father. So are we wrong in addressing anyone as 
spiritual father?

In OT we see there were people who were not closely biologically related 
but were yet referred to as 'fathers' i.e. 'fathers of the 
congregation', 'chief fathers of the tribes'. What we see is they were 
never referred spiritually as fathers but more as administrative fathers.

Paul called Timothy and a few others as his spiritual sons but we do not 
see them addressing him back as their spiritual father. If they were to 
refer to Paul they would call him their Pastor and not as father. So a 
Pastor can have spiritual sons but he does not become their spiritual 
father. Other than biological fathers one can have administrative 
fathers but cannot have anyone as spiritual fathers. There are very 
selective people in the Bible who can be referred to as fathers and 
these are only those with whom a promise was given when God made a 
covenant with them. Now there were 7 persons with whom covenants were 
made and they are Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David and Jesus. 
Now leaving for Moses and Jesus all the others had promises given unto 
them when the covenant was made (there is only one covenant renewed in 
stages and completed in Jesus Christ) that is why we can refer to them 
as fathers but not Moses or Jesus (the man) as fathers. In the case of 
Jesus, He is the fulfillment of the promises.

When we address any one as spiritual father we get spiritually bonded 
unto them and thus their promises and curses can be inherited. We may 
look at the promises but do we know of their curses. All curses are not 
broken at once, when one accepts Christ, some are but the rest need to 
be broken by the revelation of the sacrifices of Jesus Christ, so one 
needs to explore one's inner self and open areas in one's life for them 
to be healed.

When Jesus said call no man as 'Father' other than the Father who is in 
Heaven, he meant in sense of Creator, Provider and Protector for the 
Hebrew word 'ab' for father means generator or originator. Our 
biological fathers are not our creators; we were prophetically in them 
even before we were born in our mother's womb. The Greek word 'pater' 
for father also means protector, provider. Our biological parents may 
work for our needs but the provision comes from our heavenly Father.

When Jesus did not take the title of 'father' can any man do that? Other 
than our biological fathers we can only address to five human 
individuals as spiritual fathers (Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and David).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God. You alone are our Provider and Protector. 
Lord, when You created us You provided for all our needs. When we bless 
each other we quicken or make available that which is already provided, 
we do not add anything ourselves. Lord we pray your people understand 
the meaning of calling any person their spiritual fathers. We pray for 
their eyes be opened and they be saved from spiritual destructions...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Numbers 31:26Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of 
beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the 

Numbers 32:28So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and 
Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the 
children of Israel:

Numbers 33:54And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance 
among your families: and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, 
and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's 
inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to 
the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

Numbers 36:1And the chief fathers of the families of the children of 
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the 
sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the 
princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:

Matthew 10:20For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father 
which speaketh in you.

Romans 9:10And not only this; but when Rebecca also had conceived by 
one, even by our father Isaac;

Matthew 10:37He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy 
of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me.

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

Matthew 19:19Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy 
neighbour as thyself.

1 Timothy 5:1Rebuke not an elder, but intreat him as a father; and the 
younger men as brethren;

Hebrews 7:10For he was yet in the loins [hips] of his father, when 
Melchisedec met him.

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Justification by works

Galatians 2:16Knowing that a man is not justified by the works of the 
law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus 
Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by 
the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be 

We always find a debate especially between Catholics and Believers on 
the topic of works. Catholics will say works is very important and it is 
works that justifies our entry to Heaven. The Believers will say it is 
not by works but by faith that we are justified.

I have always been seen as against Catholics but this one time I will 
side them not that they are right and Believers are wrong but because 
they are more right than the Believers.

Works are very important but the matter is what kind of works. Jesus 
said there will be those who will say Lord, Lord and they will say they 
healed people and done great works in His name but then Jesus will tell 
them that He does not know them for they did works of iniquity and not 
the Will of the Father. Jesus did not say believe in the Will of the 
Father but said 'DO' the Will of the Father.

Entry to Heaven is not by faith alone. Faith does qualify us to enter 
Heaven. Without faith none can go to Heaven, but faith alone does not 
enable us to enter.

Jesus is the Way but by standing on the way one does not reach a 
destination. We all need to travel the 'Way' to reach Heaven. So we all 
are called for great works but we need to also be aware of what kind of 

In today's message Paul alerts us about works of the law. That means I 
do not go to Heaven by becoming religious. Because I do my religious 
duties I will not be eligible to enter the Kingdom of God. We also do 
not get to enter Heaven by doing righteous works. That means if I help 
people or serve their needs or give everything that I own to meet the 
needs of the poor, or even give all my life to serve the needs of the 
sick and hopeless it will not qualify me to enter the Kingdom of God. 
The works we are called to do is works of faith. James in his letter 
spoke of works connected to faith and not just any works. He said if you 
have faith then show me your works. Faith without works is no faith and 
works without faith is even worse since it leads to godlessness.

Jesus said He gave us His Spirit who is our Helper. It is the Holy 
Spirit who leads us to works of faith. That means we do all those things 
like helping the needy, the sick, the hopeless but not by our resources 
like our wisdom, our strength but by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Note Jesus did not look after the sick but healed the sick and set them 
off. He fed the hungry but did not keep them with Him and continue 
feeding them. He spoke to them about the Father and how the Father is 
our provider, and thus enabled them to receive directly from the Father.

Let us understand we Christians are all called to good works that is 
works of faith through the power of the Holy Spirit. We are not 
justified by works of law, or works of righteousness, or social works. 
Though in our works of faith we may do all those things yet it is not we 
who do it but it is the Lord who does it through us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty and Omnipotent God. There is nothing that You 
cannot do, for by your mere breathe You created this creation. Yet You 
Lord call us to works so that your Name be manifested in us and that 
those who do dwell in darkness, those who not know You may come to know 
You and will be drawn to the Light. Help us Lord to understand and 
discern works, led us to works of faith and You be glorified is us...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Thessalonians 1:3remembering without ceasing your work of faith and 
labor of love and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our 
God and Father;

2 Thessalonians 1:11To which end we also pray always for you, that our 
God may count you worthy of your calling, and fulfil every desire of 
goodness and every work of faith, with power;

Romans 9:32Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it 
were by works. They stumbled at the stone of stumbling;

Galatians 3:2This only would I learn from you. Received ye the Spirit by 
the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

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

James 2:17-18,24

17Even so faith, if it have not works, is dead in itself.

18Yea, a man will say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: show me thy 
faith apart from thy works, and I by my works will show thee my faith.

2:24Ye see that by works a man is justified, and not only by faith.

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

Matthew 7:21-23

21Not 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 

22Many 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?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity.

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Biblical Time

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day
is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

During the time of Jesus the Jews spoke Hebrew and Aramaic among
themselves, they only spoke Greek outside of Judea. That is why terms from
the NT need to be understood also in their Hebrew or Aramaic roots.

The word ‘yowm’ means day in both Hebrew and Aramaic. In Aramaic it means
the period between dawn to dusk or even the 24 hour cycle of the earth
around its axis. In Hebrew there is a lot of confusion on day because of
scriptures like in Genesis 1:5 where the Lord calls the light (daylight) as
day and then goes on to say evening to morning as a day. Now both seem to
contradict since evening to morning is night and not day. Also there are
scriptures which implies day as an indefinite period. So one can safely say
‘day’ in Hebrew is a period of time and this period matters to the point of
reference or context. Like in Genesis chapter, 1 without the creation of
the Sun and the Earth (which was created in the third day) one could not
have the earthly day yet we see the word day is used at the start of
creation of the universe. A Jewish scientist Schroeder enlighten us on the
exact period of each day of the various stages of creation in his book
titled ‘Science of God’.

For God time is just a factor He dwells beyond time. He sees the past,
present and future at the same time. Einstein put time as a dimension like
distance is in his 4 dimension theory of Relativity. Minkowski in his
space-time drawing which has the four sections puts past, present, future
as the three sections and the section fourth as ‘the moving observer’. Such
theories have given rise to fantasies of time travel.

In today’s message Peter states a day of the Lord is like a thousand years
and thousand years like a day is like saying many is one and one is many.
Peter is not using this as bases of a table of measure but give an idea how
vague the comparison of a time unit would be between our natural time units
and time units defined in God’s word.

Today God is telling us like we surrender our needs and our natural worries
unto Him, let us also surrender our time unto Him. If we lack time then He
can stretch it and if time is troubling us He can shorten it. He can
control time and give us plenty of it to meet our needs.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Omnipresent God who dwells beyond time. You are referred to
as Ancient of Days since You existed before time. Time came into existences
when You set creation into movement. Lor help us surrender time unto You so
that You who meet our needs would also extend time to meet our fulfillment.
You Lord will also shorten our times of trouble so that they do not crush

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Luke 21:31-32

31 So likewise ye, when ye see these things come to pass, know ye that the
kingdom of God is nigh at hand.

32 Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass away, till all be

Genesis 1:5 And God called the light day, and the darkness He called night.
And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

Genesis 2:4 These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when
they were created, in the day that the LORD God made the earth and the

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Speaking the truth in love

Ephesians 4:14,15That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and 
fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of 
men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But 
speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is 
the head, even Christ:

Paul speaks of how the Church is constituted on the basis of Callings 
and then as to those who do fulltime ministry (leaving family 
responsibilities) and those who support themselves, their families and 
yet serve the Lord, he says when this Body is in place one will not be 
tossed to and fro, nor be deceived; deceived by neither vague doctrines 
nor cunning craftiness since no more a child but mature in Christ.

It is sad that people have not understood the foundation of the Church 
and the Seven Spirits of the Holy Spirit and how they are related to the 
Callings, it is for this reason the Church has not matured.

It is an irony when we see preachers cautioning about the Beast and its 
mark when they themselves as following a system of the Beast. John 
warned about the Anti-Christ spirit and how it started operating even 
then. In the book of Revelation there are some clear verses on how the 
Lord hates the system of Nicolaitans. This Nicolaitan system was 
enforced in the Catholic Church and is in use even today in the Believer 

Nicolas was a Jewish convert into Christianity even before Paul. He was 
a heretic by nature who merged Jewish beliefs and traditions into 
Christian Churches and later became self-proclaimed deacon. He was 
active during the times of the Apostles and later his system overtook 
the Christian Churches when the Roman beliefs also got merged with the 
formation of the Catholic Church in around 300AD. As far as the 
hierarchy of the institute goes it follows the Nicolaitan system.

Believers pounce on Catholic priests for calling themselves 'Father' but 
their own problem they do not see. Some months back a Preacher so 
rightly was preaching about Church leaders proudly using the title 
'Pastor' even though the word is an adjective which means a shepherd who 
leads his sheep (souls in the Lord). The word is used for every person 
who labors in the Lord and leads another in the Lord, but we have made 
it a title. Paul uses the word Bishop for one who administers to a 
congregation and is misused for a Bishop which is one of the seven 

The Greek word for love is 'agape' and in English it means more as 
charity, meaning something that builds or edifies another without 
self-gratification or benefit. People not knowing Greek take the 
conjugations of that word agape and assign different means to it, like 
agape (love) as 'God's love' and agapao (I love) as 'human love'. This 
misunderstanding has caused some to accuse Jesus of being a homosexual 
because He used the word 'agapao' to another man.

Today the Lord is telling us if we need to love (edify) the Church we 
need to get into the Callings for they are the different parts of the 
Body (the Church) of the Christ. Let us not follow the Jewish system 
which God allowed in the OT for Christ was not revealed, or Roman system 
which is a worldly system. Let us follow according the Callings the 
image of which we humans are made in.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord your wisdom is beyond measure and in your wisdom You made all 
things in an image so that we understand the things unseen. Lord You 
made man in your image so by understanding the physique of man we can 
understand the things of your Kingdom. We pray we build the Church as 
per your design and we root out the Nicolaitain system out of the Church...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Ephesians 4:11-16

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; 
and some, pastors and teachers;

12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for 
the edifying of the body of Christ:

13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of 
the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of 
the fulness of Christ:

14That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried 
about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning 
craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, 
which is the head, even Christ:

16From whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that 
which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the 
measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of 
itself in love.

Acts 6:5And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose 
Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and 
Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte 
[newcomer] of Antioch:

1 John 4:3And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come 
in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, 
whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in 
the world.

Revelation 2:6But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the 
Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Revelation 2:15So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the 
Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

Mark 13:22For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall 
shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.

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What is love?

1 Corinthians 13: 2, 3And though I have the gift of prophecy, and 
understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all 
faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am 
nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I 
give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

In these days people have been talking a lot of love, especially due to 
a person who has been lifted up in society.

Some years back when I was sitting to write my regular book 
(comprehensive teachings) which I post on one of my websites I asked the 
Lord what I should write on, since some days back the Lord revealed to 
me lots on the end times and I thought He would tell me to write on the 
same. But then the Lord gave me the topic 'patience' and I was stunned 
for I though what is there to write on patience. But then submitting to 
the Lord I sat to do so. As I sat to start writing I could not write a 
word and this was for a long time. I thought I knew so much on it but 
when putting down on paper I realized I knew nothing on patience. People 
think patience is waiting, not being anxious but it is not. It also is 
not a Fruit of the Holy Spirit (Long Suffering is mistakenly translated 
as patience) but yet is the very connected to all the Fruits of the Holy 
Spirit. I am sharing this with you since same is the case with love. Man 
knows as much of love as a boy holding his stomach tightly and 
complaining he has a headache.

People think they know love for they think expressing one's emotions is 
love. They think selflessly serving someone is love. They think 
sacrifice is love. They do not realize these things do not define love 
even though these are part of loving a person.

Man did not know love and these include all mankind still Christ came 
and showed what love is. People think Christ dying on the crucifix is 
love but they are wrong. Even though Christ's love was manifested on the 
cross but yet Paul says love as 'He loved us first even though we did 
not know Him'.Paul did not mean just a few minutes or years but from the 
foundation of creation, when He became a sacrifice for mankind. People 
really have no idea of what that means and that is why they do not know 
the love of God. Since man does not understand love, some translations 
rightly translated Agape (Greek word for love) as charity.

God punished man many a times and utterly destroyed many but yet none 
loved man like He did. If love does not edify a person in the spirit it 
is not love.

I may give my whole life for the service of mankind and suffer great 
difficulties like Mother Teresa did but then if I did not save one soul, 
then is that love?

Paul puts love above all the nine fruits which man can grow (3 Fruits we 
receive as gifts) not because it is truly greater than others; he did it 
because without the others we cannot have love. So to have love we need 
the others it means if we have no faith we have no love, if we have no 
wisdom we have no love, if we have no long suffering we have no love etc...

Let us not measure the things of the Kingdom of God in worldly ways.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You alone are God and Almighty God. Man did not know love that is 
why they did not know You. You manifested love to man thus without You 
man did not, does not and will not know love. That is why your Word says 
You are love. Lord we pray people realize without You there is no love 
and when we do not lift You in our service, in our relations there is no 
true love...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Corinthians 13:3,4

3And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my 
body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

4Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity 
vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,

1 John 4:7-8

7Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one 
that loveth is begotten of God, and knoweth God.

8He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

1 John 4:19We love, because he first loved us.

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Tempted? Off load

Acts 27:18 And we being exceedingly tossed with a tempest, the next day 
they lightened the ship;

Today's commercial ships which are made of strong steel have engines 
that run at top speeds of 15 to 30 miles per hour (without cargo) but 
during large hurricanes and large cargo this speed may not be sufficient 
but without large weight it would have better chances. Even the largest 
ships however, like the 1,302 foot long, 170,974 ton container ship, 
Emma Maersk, can sink if she is beaten by massive waves for too long a 
period of time. The best deal for them is to beat the hurricane, but 
weight counters speed so to gain speed they need to lose weight.

We see in today's message when Paul was being taken to Rome on a cargo 
ship, it encountered a hurricane like storm and they had to off load the 
precious cargo so as to save the lives of the people.

In life we have needs and desires. Needs are the necessities of life 
without which we will have difficulties to survive. Desires are the 
things we want or have which make life more comfortable. Needs vary very 
slightly and grow with us very sluggishly. Desire vary very rapidly and 
multiple as we keep fulfilling them or have more exposure to the world.

In Greek the word used for tempted or tested is the same word 'peirazo'. 
Tempted or tested is the same, so one can be tempted and tested with 
both good things or with difficulties. The difference between both is 
the result, temptation leads to breaking or going against the 
Commandment or Will of God while testing builds us in Him. If one falls 
to a temptation one goes further away from God and if one overcomes 
temptation one becomes stronger in spirit. When it comes to testing if 
one passes a test one grows in the Lord but when one fails the test, one 
remains in the same position. Bible says Satan tempts and God tests. God 
is associated with testing the reason being failing a test of God will 
not lead to sin for God does not encourage sin in any way. Satan is 
associated with temptation the reason being the purpose of temptation is 
to led the person to sin. It is very difficult to distinguish between 
them without analysing the results.

Today the Lord is telling us we are like ships in a hurricane when a 
face testing or temptation. Like a ship we have necessity cargo which is 
our needs and then we also have commercial cargo which is our desires. 
In the times of great testing to survive we need to off load the 
commercial cargo which is our desires. We may love our desires and may 
even try to justify them as needs but we all deeply know our needs and 
our desires. If we cannot fool ourselves do we think we can fool God?

Like Paul advices in 1 Thessalonians 5:8 let us be sober and live a 
sober life. If we lead a sober life then we will do well spiritually and 
will be less tempted both in quantity and depth.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are light and your will is light. When we do your will we see 
light shine in us but when we go against your will we obstruct the light 
and cause darkness within us. Both spiritual light and spiritual 
darkness grows over time that is why our brother Paul advises us to flee 
from temptation. Lord we pray we do not carry too much natural desires 
and face fewer temptations...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

1 Thessalonians 5:6Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us 
watch and be sober.

1 Thessalonians 5:8But 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.

James 1:13Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for 
God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man:

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Wo is s Saint?

Ephesians 4:12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the 
ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

A few days back we saw the whole world go crazy with the Pope declaring 
Mother Teresa as a Saint. What saddened me was to see Believers also 
joined in this frenzy of posting pictures of her, glorifying her service 
to the poor.

She was indeed a person to admire for I had the opportunity to meet her 
more than once. This was not just a Hi hello but got to talk to her. I 
could hardly talk, she alone spoke for I was dumb struck by her 
humbleness and dedication to serve. Even today if I have to give any 
person an example of service to the poor or sick or the hopeless she 
would be the first person whose name would come on the tip of my tongue. 
But then is she eligible to be called a Saint, leave alone after death, 
even when she was alive?

We know Catholics call every Tom, Dick and Harry as Saint especially 
after their death. Believers may not consider her a Saint but they 
consider her an icon as a Christian. Was she really a Christian?

From my personal meet with her even though she came on as a sweet, 
humble person but to her staff (Nuns of her congregation) her name was 
enough to send shivers down their spine. I have no idea why but this was 
visible even in the short meeting. Since my first meeting was at one of 
her business meeting with my uncle, I could see another character of her 
which few saw. She did her NGO work like a true business woman; she did 
not request contribution but demanded contribution. She wanted to set up 
a center for people suffering from AIDS and at a time when people 
considered the sickness lethal and would keep meters away from anyone 
even thought to have it. With the media exposure and celebrity status 
she carried she would always have an upper hand in her discussions, 
hardly giving the other person an opportunity to talk or think 
otherwise. I admired her courage even though I did not justify her means 
to get things as a religious person. She was street hardened for she 
knew the world hardly puts its hand its pockets to given. I had nothing 
against her for this since I knew if she was not like that she would not 
have been successful to manage and expand as she did.

My second meeting with her was at the Mass of Pope John Paul when he 
visited India. I had the privilege to sit just near to her throughout 
the Mass since I was the main alter-boy. As a Catholic I called her a 
living saint even when she was alive but as a Believer I question, was 
she really Christian leave alone a Saint?

People claim she exhibited the love of Christ. What they do not know is 
that she herself did not know Christ. If a person does not know Christ 
can such a person exhibit Christ? She was a hardcore Catholic right to 
her bone marrow. She believed in salvation in works. She believed in 
helping a Muslim to be a better Muslim, a Hindu to be a better Hindu 
etc. So at their death bed she gave them Quran to read or Ganga water.

For the world who does not know God it is the perfect thing but for a 
follower of Christ it is not. We are not called to force but we are also 
not called to encourage. If asked we may provide but we will not promote 
or encourage others to believe in vanity. All she did was to make them 
to accept the historical Jesus as another god alone with what they 
believed. Even her being a social service icon is questionable today for 
she encouraged those suffering to bear the pain and discouraged / 
refused them from taking pain killers. She thought they were bearing the 
pain which Christ suffered on the crucifix that is why she called them 
as Jesus and thought she was servicing Jesus when serving them.

As an Apologist I would classify her as a Unitarian Universalist who 
believes in universal religion and many ways to God and many ways to 
attend salvation. As a Christian I would call her a heretic and such a 
person as per the Bible has no entry to Heaven.

During her dying days she had problem with demonic attacks and this she 
mentioned in her letters to the priest who was her spiritual guide.

In today's message we see a clear definition of a Saint. Paul calls 
those who dedicate their life to the work of God. That does not mean to 
serve people in the natural but to primarily serve people spiritually 
and this may include serving their natural needs but then the focus is 
purely spiritual. The Greek word translated as Saint, means holy which 
means separated to God or works of the Temple, which required the person 
to give up on their personal life so as to serve in building the Body of 
Christ. In Hinduism like a person takes sanyas, leaving his or her 
social life behind to spend time with their deity doing religious 
things, a Christian Saint does the same but to serve people, spiritually 
building them in the Lord. In Judaism the same would be called a 
Nazarene as Jesus was (a person dedicated to God's work and 
traditionally for this they had to fulfil some 5 conditions like not cut 
their hair, take on celibacy etc.).

A person needs to be called so as to be a Saint and also there is a time 
of calling to be a Saint. Jesus dedicated Himself to the Father's work 
at the age of 30 even though He was not married. He looked after His 
siblings till they could care for themselves.

It is true the word Saint is used more to those alive but then it is 
also used for those who died separating themselves to serve the Lord.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You alone are God and You are a Holy God. You are also a Jealous 
God for you do not share your glory since there is none like You. When 
there was no way You made a way through your Son Jesus Christ. The world 
does not know You and thus does not know the Way to You. The world has 
made many gods and worships You among them. Lord we pray your people do 
not get deceived by those who take on your name but worship Baals 
(unknown gods). Let us be Christian who know You for we know Christ, You 
manifested in the flesh...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Romans 15:26For it hath pleased them of Macedonia and Achaia to make a 
certain contribution for the poor saints which are at Jerusalem.

Romans 16:2That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that 
ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath 
been a succourer of many, and of myself also.

1 Corinthians 16:1,15

1Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given order to 
the churches of Galatia, even so do ye.

15I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is 
the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the 
ministry of the saints,)

Ephesians 3:8Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this 
grace given, that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable 
riches of Christ;

Revelation 8:3And another angel came and stood at the altar, having a 
golden censer; and there was given unto him much incense, that he should 
offer it with the prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was 
before the throne.

Matthew 19:29And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or 
sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my 
name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting 

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Gift of Tongues

1 Corinthians 13:1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, 
and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

In the year 1997 there was a mega sci-fi movie called 'Fifth Element' 
with stars like Bruce Wills, Gary Oldman and Milla Jovovich where a 
woman is element number 5 to the 4 classical elements Air, Earth, Fire 
and Water to save the planet earth for imminent destruction. This woman 
is unlike any other person and she speaks in a language far superior to 
all existent languages. If one hears it closely it sounds more like 
Tongues which Christians speak while praying.

In the Bible the name to this gift of the Holy Spirit is called Tongues 
which is a noun as in the organ in the mouth. This gift of the Holy 
Spirit is nowhere in the Bible until the Church received the Holy Spirit 
(it was prophesied before but not received). There are two reasons why 
it is called Tongues, one was the gift first manifested on the Day of 
Pentecost when tongues of fire appeared over the heads of those gathered 
in the upper room. The other reason is the gift caused the natural 
tongue to move in an odd manner making noises which made no sense to 
earthly man.

We see in scriptures people were more sure of being Baptized in the Holy 
Spirit than being Baptized in Jesus Christ (Water Baptism) even though 
the later was associated with being physically dipped (immersed for a 
short period) in water. The people then knew that being dipped in water 
was just a sign of public declaration but real baptism in water / Christ 
is what happens inside, of which there were no immediate signs. 
Comparatively people were sure of being baptized in the Holy Spirit for 
they received gift/gifts of the Holy Spirit and the one mostly received 
was the gift of Tongues which also manifested in the natural.

One cannot deny that Tongues is the gift of the Holy Spirit, secondly 
one cannot deny it appeared with people got baptized in the Holy Spirit. 
Because of not having a clear understanding of the gift of Tongues we 
find a section of Christians who reject it as nonsense and then there is 
the other lot who train people to speak in Tongues.

If one observes the event of Pentecost we find there were the 11 
Apostles, the women close to Jesus and others who diligently followed 
Jesus (totally 120) in the upper room (the Catholics depict a wrong 
picture of just the Apostles and Mary in a small room). What may 
interest you to know that the upper room was not just another room but 
had significance like a drawing room or dining room or bed room or 
kitchen has, it was a large room on top of a house (like a loft or first 
floor) which was used for keeping the dead before burial or to hold 
meetings. At Pentecost the whole lot gathered together in a large upper 
room and there were three thousand or more people gathered around this 
house in which they had gathered. When the 120 received the gift of 
Tongues we read people of at least 16 places speaking different 
languages that were in the thousands gathered outside heard these 120 in 
their own languages. It was not a one to one but one to many for all 
spoke in Tongues and yet each outside heard them their own language so 
it did not have anything to do with the noise or words that came of 
their mouth but what came through the Spirit.

We find in today's scripture Paul talks of gift of Tongues of humans and 
of Angels. Angels are spirit beings and not beings of flesh to have 
human tongues so this gift is spiritual and not natural. Paul also 
claims to have both types of Tongues but here he gives advice not to use 
in a congregation. Does that mean we should not pray in Tongues in a 

The gift of Tongues is not a natural language or natural means of 
communication so is used mostly between man and God. If people are 
spiritually mature or have the gift of interpretation of Tongues then it 
can be understood or felt by others.

Firstly we need to note to who Paul is saying this. The people of 
Corinth were spiritually immature people so to them praying in Tongues 
as a group was irrelevant thus it was better for them to pray in a 
language which was known to others so what they were seeking or 
communicating with God would be known to others and agreed by others 
(pray as one).

Now at Pentecost the people outside the house where the disciples 
gathered were not having the gift of interpretation of Tongues yet they 
understood in their own language what those in the upper room were 
praying or speaking. So when the glory of God is strong then people 
around who are Believers or not, Baptized in the Holy Spirit or not, 
having the gift of Tongues and interpretation of Tongues or not will 
hear your communicating with God.

The first time I received this gift the person next to me was all shaken 
up and that very moment I did also see the glory of God for at that very 
instant a person whom I was praying for was healed of last stage of 
cancer of the backbone, whom the doctors had given up on and was in a 
city far from me.

Let us understand Tongues and not compare it to natural language. Let us 
not use natural wisdom to understand Tongues for natural wisdom will 
never understand Tongues and in fact it is anti-natural wisdom. Let us 
also use this gift effectively knowing where, when, how and why.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and You hear us even before we speak words of our 
mouth. Bible says You connect directly to the inner-man / spirit within 
us. You Lord desire us to pray in spirit and truth. Let us understand 
when we pray as a congregation we are called to pray as one so let us do 
things that will edify others and build them and not confuse them...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 9:37And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: 
whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Acts 1: 15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the 
disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred 
and twenty,)

Acts 2:1-13

1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one 
accord in one place.

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

3And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat 
upon each of them.

4And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with 
other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

5And there were dwelling at Jerusalem Jews, devout men, out of every 
nation under heaven.

6Now when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were 
confounded, because that every man heard them speak in his own language.

7And they were all amazed and marvelled, saying one to another, Behold, 
are not all these which speak Galilaeans?

8And how hear we every man in our own tongue, wherein we were born?

9Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and the dwellers in Mesopotamia, 
and in Judaea, and Cappadocia, in Pontus, and Asia,

10Phrygia, and Pamphylia, in Egypt, and in the parts of Libya about 
Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews and proselytes,

11Cretes and Arabians, we do hear them speak in our tongues the 
wonderful works of God.

12And they were all amazed, and were in doubt, saying one to another, 
What meaneth this?

13Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.

Acts 2:37-41

37Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said 
unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall 
we do?

38Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in 
the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive 
the gift of the Holy Ghost.

39For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are 
afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

40And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save 
yourselves from this untoward generation.

41Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same 
day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

1 Corinthians 13:1-2

1Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not 
charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.

2And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, 
and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove 
mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.

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Fruits of life and death

Romans 6:21 What fruit had ye then in those things whereof ye are now 
ashamed? for the end of those things is death.

When Christians read the word fruit in the New Testament they mostly 
relate it to yield, like in yield of the Holy Spirit when He works in us 
or yield of one's doing or misdoings. But when it comes to Old Testament 
they usually jump to assume it as natural fruit. When people talk of the 
forbidden fruit the world thinks of an apple and the Jews think of fig.

Like scriptures say people look but do not see. There are hardly anyone 
I met who has realized that Genesis 1 and 2 talks not of one garden but 
of two. One is Eden / Paradise and the other is the garden to the east 
of Eden where man was created and sent back when he sinned. The one to 
blame for this is again the Catholic Church which enforced its doctrine 
in the minds of people mainly through pictures. So people think the Tree 
of Good and Bad and the Tree of Life are / were natural trees (the Tree 
of Good and Bad ceases to exist after Genesis) assuming they were on earth.

People have the thinking Adam and Eve ate an apple and thought they 
would become like God. If one reads scriptures properly even Satan does 
not dream of becoming like his Creator. He is not foolish as man; he is 
full of wisdom so he knows his limits. Scriptures says he [prince of 
Tyrus and not king of Tyrus] seeks to be god over the mankind; that 
means mankind which was made to destroy him he wants to deceive them to 
worship him and this he has achieved to a limit.

In today's message we see the word fruit is singular even though it is 
related to a plural thing (doings). People do not relate in the same way 
with the Fruit(s) of the Holy Spirit. There are 9 Fruits which man can 
grow, that excludes the 3 which are received as a gift - Righteousness, 
Truth and Holiness received from the Son, Spirit and Father respectively 
(most do not know there are total 12 Fruits /Yields of the Holy Spirit).

We should not complicate the eligibility for our entry to Heaven. When 
we relate it to earthly system of enter / visit / move from one country 
to another we will understand it better. To enter / visit / move to 
another country we need basically two things one is a passport and 
second a Visa. Earth and Heaven are not friendly countries that without 
Passport and Visa anyone can enter. Earth hates Heaven and at the end 
after Judgment Day Heaven destroys Earth completely.

Passport is our faith in Jesus Christ and Visa is our Baptism in the 
Holy Spirit. Even though we have a Passport we cannot go to Heaven 
unless we have our Visa in place (without Passport no Visa). Fruits of 
the Holy Spirit are like the stamp on our Visa, so one can be assured of 
going to Heaven only if they see the stamp (Yield of the Holy Spirit in 
them). When a Visa accompanies the Passport then the official does not 
bother to see the past history in the Passport for there is no way he or 
she can stop the person from entering.

What Paul is speaking of in today's message is when a person having a 
Passport continues to do things that go against the state then the 
government takes away the rights of the person and confiscates his or 
her Passport.

Let us understand when we do wrong and nothing serious happens to us 
that does not mean God approves of it or is overlooking it. God is 
Spirit and when we overcome Him then there is no hope of going to 
Heaven. If we do not go to Heaven then there is no way to access the 
Tree of Life and thus no eternal life.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are God and You alone are God. You are the beginning and the 
end of all things even though You have no beginning and no end. Lord You 
along have eternal life within You and which You have given to your Son 
to have; we who created of You have life for a period and You made 
provision for us to live eternally by accessing the Tree of Life which 
is in Heaven. Since nothing corrupt can dwell before your glory in 
Heaven thus sin or sinner cannot enter Heaven. By paying the price and 
the gift of the Holy Spirit You Lord made way to remove the corruption 
in us and make us eligible to enter Heaven to dwell before You till 
eternity. Lord we pray we remember and strive to keep your approval 
until we sleep in You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 2:7-8

7And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed 
into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

8And the LORD God planted a garden eastward in [of] Eden; and there he 
put the man whom he had formed.

Genesis 3: 23-24

23Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till 
the ground from whence he was taken.

24So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of 
Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the 
way of the tree of life.

Ezekiel 28: 2Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, Thus saith the 
Lord GOD; Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, I am a 
God, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas [mankind]; yet 
thou art a man, and not God, though thou set thine heart as the heart of 

Galatians 5:22-23

22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, 
gentleness, goodness, faith,

23Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

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

Romans 5:17For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more 
they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness 
shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.)

Revelation 22:2In 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.

Revelation 22:14Blessed 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.

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Law of Witnesses

2 Corinthians 13:1 This is the third time I am coming to you. In the 
mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established.

When Paul got very upset with the people of Corinth we see Paul quotes 
the law of witnesses that is repeated many times in the Pentateuch 
(books of Moses). Jesus also quoted this law to settle issues in the 
Gospel of Mathew.

Since God Himself abides by His Word thus this Law is not only for the 
people but even God abides by it in the Bible. If one studies the Bible 
we will find almost all important things are repeated in the Bible at 
least twice or even thrice. The Word of God is also separated into three 
parts this is not including books like chronicles / testimonies or 
teachings; they are the Pentateuch, the books of the Prophets and the 
book of Jesus (Gospel of John - the other Gospels are His teachings and 
His chronicles). So any law or anything concerning the salvation of 
mankind (prophesy) will be found at least once in these books, they may 
be repeated in these books or explained or shown fulfilled in other books.

If any person claims anything is from the Lord (teaching or prophesy) 
concerning salvation of mankind, we need to check among these main books 
and ask them to show it and then search for supporting scripture among 
these books or any other book in the Bible (you will find almost all 
repeated in the main books).

God could have put all the Ten Commandments on one tablet but chose two, 
one tablet records Laws towards God and other towards man. When we 
deeply understand both we will understand there is only one, as Jesus 
stated it.

Even on Judgment Day God confirms all things by witness of two or three. 
What we think or say or do is all written not only in the records in 
Heaven but also in our hearts (inner-man). On Judgment Day both these 
records will stand witness to us and we would not be able to justify 
anything for they will show all that which are against the Law of God. 
If we do the Will of the Father then these will not be looked at, but if 
we do not then these will be evidence against us.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are a Righteous God all that You do is right not only in your 
eyes but even in the eyes of those who go against your plans will not be 
able to deny.You God make sure no finger can be pointed against You thus 
You too abide by the law of witnesses. We pray Lord we understand the 
seriousness of our wrongdoings and correct ourselves by abiding in your 
Will so that on Judgment Day You do not have hold against us all that is 
written in our books but just see our name in the Book of Life...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 18:16But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or 
two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be 

Deuteronomy 17:6At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall 
he that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of one 
witness he shall not be put to death.

Deuteronomy 19:15One witness shall not rise up against a man for any 
iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of 
two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be 

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

Deuteronomy 9:10And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone 
written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all 
the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst 
of the fire in the day of the assembly.

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

Matthew 12:36-37

36But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they 
shall give account thereof in the day of judgment.

37For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt 
be condemned.

Revelation 20:12And 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.

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Are we omnipotent when we believe in Christ?

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

Surely many times we may have heard Christians profess today's verse. 
True this verse does give confidence to do something we may not have 
done before or something we were not successful. But then we also have 
faced times after prophesying this scripture, yet we have failed in 
doing the task we set out to do. Does that mean this scripture is not 
true Word of God?

If one looks at this verse in manuscripts some have the word 'Christ' 
and some do not that is why BGT does not have the word Christ but the 
BYZ does. Even though Paul wrote or did not write the word 'Christ' we 
know he meant it and this he reiterates in his other letters.

But what is interesting is the very next verse Paul thanks the 
Philippians for their support in the times of trouble. Now if a person 
professes he can do all things then why should that person have troubles!

Jesus Christ is Son of God and (part of) God who humbled Himself and 
became man so as God nothing is impossible, but then too God restricts 
Himself to do the things of light and not the things of darkness for it 
is not in His nature to do so. When He humbled Himself and cam as man He 
became like you and me but since He was without sin/blemish/corruption 
He had powers which we lost when sin corrupted us. These powers are not 
God powers but powers like that of Angels, everything else which Jesus 
did as man was through the powers of the Holy Spirit. This can be noted 
for there are times He did miracles after thanking the Father but then 
at times He did miracles without first thanking the Father since this 
power was already within Him as man (Son of Man). That is why Jesus said 
we would do greater things than He did, not that we are greater than Him 
but because we in our time will have greater reasons to manifest the 
power within us / power of God than He did in those days.

If we inspect scriptures there are many places Jesus addresses Himself 
as Son of Man and not God the Son (everywhere He is addressed directly, 
it is 'God the Son' and not 'Son of God'), these scriptures if spoken in 
general means the power is default in us as we overcome corruption (sin 

For us being in Christ does not mean Christ actually dwells in us but 
means the nature of Christ dwells in us. It means the truth has started 
removing the corruption and restoring the image of God in us, in other 
words making us slowly Sons of God. So when the nature of Christ grows 
in us we also grow in powers that Christ manifested.

Paul at times did great miracles, but then at times he struggled with 
small issues and this he does acknowledge as due to his spiritual 
struggle. In Rom 7:25 (one of his latter epistles) he says at time he 
was in Christ (Law of God) and times in Adam (law of the flesh).

We see many a times Muslims laugh at us because the Bible says that 
mankind was cursed and all became sinners because Adam sinned (they 
believe Satan touches the child when it is born and that is why it 
cries!). It was not we by birth are guilty of the sin of Adam but means 
the sin nature of Adam is in us. It is only when we understand sin as 
corruption, as a seed that bears fruit and more seeds the seed will 
carry the characteristics of the previous seed. Does a mango seed bear 
apples? Also if the seed has genetic infection so also the seeds it 
bears will carry the infection, unless it is treated.

Christ is called the corner stone meaning we are called to be like Him. 
In Hebrew the term adam (man) is never used for Him or even for the 
Angels but the term Ishi is used. We need to differentiate the Adam 
(nature of adam/his generation) in us and the Christ (Ishi/male/Son of 
God) in us. The more we lose the Adam in us by letting it die, the more 
the Ishi in us will grow and we will be more like Christ.

The Word of God and the Spirit of God undoes the corruption in us and 
makes us more and more like Christ. Lord gave us His Word so as to 
remove the corruption, but as sinners we could not receive the Word 
(Truth) so the Lord played the price for our sins and gave us His Spirit 
who reveals the Word (Truth) to us.

Let us understand the more we surrender to the Word and Spirit and 
overcome the flesh the more the Christ like nature will be seen in us 
and more all things will be possible for us (as per Will/Nature of God).

[Prayer Starter]

Lord God Almighty for You nothing is impossible but when a part of You 
became man You gave all the God powers / glory but your Nature remained 
and was manifested in the flesh. As man You showed us the image which 
You created us in and which got corrupt when man sinned. Holy Spirit 
help us overcome our sin nature by helping us abide in the Word and make 
us more like Christ...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Col 1:11 strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, 
for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously

2Co 12:10 Therefore I am well content with weaknesses, with insults, 
with distresses, with persecutions, with difficulties, for Christ's 
sake; for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Philippians 4: 14Howbeit ye did well that ye had fellowship with my 

Rom 7:25 Thanks be to God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, on the 
one hand I myself with my mind am serving the law of God, but on the 
other, with my flesh the law of sin.

Mat 16:16 And Simon Peter answered and said, "Thou art the Christ, the 
Son of the living God."

John 20:28And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.

Genesis 5: 2Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and 
called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Hosea 2:16And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt 
call me Ishi; and shalt call me no more Baali.

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

1 Corinthians 15:42So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown 
in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:

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The Faithful Abraham

Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful 

In the New Testament there are two persons who are praised for their 
faith, they are Abraham and Mary the mother of Jesus. But between both, 
the Apostles highlight Abraham and not Mary as an example for faith.

Abraham is called father of faith but interestingly Abraham was the 
person who struggled the most with his faith. People do not realize this 
man struggled for 25 years to believe what God had told him. People 
think God tested him for 25 years before he received his promise which 
is false. They do not realize when God said He would bless Abraham and 
Sarah with a child, God did not say after 25 years but did mean it at 
that time. The person who held back the promise was not God but Abraham 
himself. When God told Abraham to go to the Promised Land taking his 
wife and none of his kin, Abraham did not abide by the instructions 
fully. He did leave taking his wife but he also took Lot his nephew 
alone. We see it was only after Abraham separated from Lot that he 
received his promise.

When God tells us something or we claim a promise from scriptures it is 
not that they sometimes work and sometimes do not. Every promise or Word 
has conditions and will come to pass only when we abide by the 
conditions fully. When we partly abide by the conditions then it is not 
God but us who hold back the promise from being fulfilled.

We find even Mary is praised for her faith for accepting the 
responsibility of bearing the Savior as a virgin even before her marriage.

Between Abraham and Mary the Apostles praise Abraham for his faith but 
do not praise Mary for her faith. To understand this one needs to get 
into the details.

After the mistake Abraham learned what it meant to abide in the promised 
and he became so strong that he did not hesitate a bit when he was 
tested for his faith. He was asked to sacrifice the son he was given and 
he went ahead to do that. He knew since god promised God would either 
give him another son or the dead son would come alive.

Coming to Mary we see that God knew Mary was weak in faith that is why 
the birth of John the Baptist was a miracle and not normal birth. When 
the Angel Gabriel announced that Mary would be blessed to be mother of 
the Savior, the Angel also encouraged Mary with the testimony of 
Elizabeth being pregnant in her old age. So Mary's faith was not that 
strong that without the testimony of her cousin she would have accepted 
to be the mother of the Savior.

We also see later even though Mary personally experienced or witnessed 
many miracles of her son yet there were times when her faith was shaken 
very much. Like once she believed the people that her son was possessed 
with an evil spirit and thus ran with her other son to confirm His 
wellbeing. Another incident was after the death of Jesus where Mary 
along with other women prepared spices used for rituals that were pagan 
(Egyptian origin) followed by the Jews of Galilee. It was done on the 
third day of one's death. It was this very thing which was already 
performed on Lazarus' body, along with the presence of hired mourners 
that caused Jesus to cry at the tomb of Lazarus before He bought him 
back to life. We also find after Pentecost Mary is active in building 
the Church, since Luke does not record her anywhere (Luke recorded all 
important events in his books we call as Acts).

Today God is telling us to learn about faith from Abraham. We may make 
mistakes in our faith walk but we are called like Abraham to learn from 
them and not repeat them. We should know the value of God's Word and how 
everything else would change but His Word will remain. If we are 
experiencing delay in God's promise in our lives let us not be foolish 
to always think we are been tested, most of the time we will find we are 
not abiding by the instructions fully. God's hand is not short that He 
delays or struggles to deliver His promise. So if God has said it then 
it has to come to past, all we need to do is abide by it.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Almighty God and You do not change, like your Word You 
always remain. Lord if You have said it, we know it has to come to past 
and if there is a delay it is only because the conditions are not 
fulfilled. Lord we pray You open our eyes to those areas where we have 
failed to fulfill the conditions so that we abide fully in thy Word and 
receive the promise we await...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Genesis 12:1-4

1Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from 
thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:

2And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make 
thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:

3And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: 
and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

4So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with 
him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.

Luke 1:34-38

34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come 
upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore 
also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son 
of God.

36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in 
her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.

37For with God nothing shall be impossible.

38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me 
according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

Mark 3:30-33

30Because they said, He hath an unclean spirit.

31There came then his brethren and his mother, and, standing without, 
sent unto him, calling him.

32And the multitude sat about him, and they said unto him, Behold, thy 
mother and thy brethren without seek for thee.

33And he answered them, saying, Who is my mother, or my brethren?

John 19:40Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen 
clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.

Luke 23:56And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and 
rested the sabbath day according to the commandment.

Luke 24:1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, 
they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had 
prepared, and certain others with them.

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Christianity is not into bondage but in freedom

Galatians 2:3, 4 But neither Titus, who was with me, being a Greek, was 
compelled to be circumcised: And that because of false brethren unawares 
brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in 
Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage:

In today's message we see Paul writes on some people who called 
themselves as Christians but were trying to influence others into 
traditions which cause spiritual bondages. They were secretly advising 
people on getting circumcised. They were not teaching things from pagan 
religions or beliefs, but were telling them about things from the OT, 
things pertaining to Judaism. What is interesting is Paul uses the term 
false Christians to these people and more interesting is Peter too was 
rebuked by Paul on this same matter. Was Peter also a false Christian? 
And how does one call someone a false Christian if they are preaching 
from the Bible?

Everything about Christianity is spiritual. It is about renewing the 
inner man from Adam to Jesus, discarding the nature of Adam and putting 
on the nature of Jesus and this is done by the help of the Holy Spirit 
and to receive the Holy Spirit one needs to be forgiven for one's sins 
by accept the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. So being forgiven for one's 
sins is not even the start of the process of becoming Christian. 
Christianity starts not with accepting Christ but by accepting His 
Spirit and letting His Spirit work in us. Thus all who believe in Jesus 
Christ are not Christians but all led by His Spirit are Christians. 
Christianity in other words, is about becoming Sons of God.

Here we see these people were following things of the flesh which leads 
one to bondages of the religious spirit. True, God did advise some 
things to do in the natural but those were to understand the things of 
the Spirit and were done because the people had not received the Holy 
Spirit. So everything about Judaism is of the flesh, of bondages, for 
they had not received the Holy Spirit.

Everything we do including a simple things like kneeling to pray should 
not become bondage, but should be done from the spirit. If done in 
spirit it can help us pray better but if we do in the flesh then even 
this simple thing of kneeling will soon drag us to other things which 
will bind our spirit and not let it communicate with God, failing the 
very purpose of prayer; so even prayer done not in spirit and truth, can 
be harmful.

Paul did not call Peter a false Christian but called these people as 
false Christian, because both were rebuked by Paul and Peter corrected 
himself but these people continued doing in secret.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord, You are Spirit and You desire people to worship You in Spirit and 
Truth. Lord we pray we understand even before we speak words out of our 
mouth You have already heard it. You are no man that You need to see, 
hear or touch. You see what is hidden, You hear the unspoken and You 
touch that which does not exist. You Lord are God and creator of all and 
You know everything that was, is and will be. We pray we who are called 
your Children worship You in Spirit and Truth...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Galatians 2:7-8

7But contrariwise, when they saw that the gospel of the uncircumcision 
was committed unto me, as the gospel of the circumcision was unto Peter;

8(For he that wrought effectually in Peter to the apostleship of the 
circumcision, the same was mighty in me toward the Gentiles:)

Romans 2:28-29

28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that 
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of 
the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of 
men, but of God.

Galatians 2:11-14

11But when Peter was come to Antioch, I withstood him to the face, 
because he was to be blamed.

12For before that certain came from James, he did eat with the Gentiles: 
but when they were come, he withdrew and separated himself, fearing them 
which were of the circumcision.

13And the other Jews dissembled likewise with him; insomuch that 
Barnabas also was carried away with their dissimulation.

14But when I saw that they walked not uprightly according to the truth 
of the gospel, I said unto Peter before them all, If thou, being a Jew, 
livest after the manner of Gentiles, and not as do the Jews, why 
compellest thou the Gentiles to live as do the Jews?

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

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Being led by the Spirit in our labor

Acts 16:9, 10And a vision appeared to Paul in the night; There stood a 
man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, Come over into Macedonia, and 
help us. And after he had seen the vision, immediately we endeavoured to 
go into Macedonia, assuredly gathering that the Lord had called us for 
to preach the gospel unto them.

We see many concordances give confused explanation for this scripture, 
this is because in the vision Paul sees in Macedonia a man standing and 
calling out to Paul to come but the later recordings of his reaching 
there, there is not record of any man who was requesting for the 
presence of Paul from that place. So did Paul get a wrong vision?

We see in the same chapter after Paul got the vision, Paul and Silas 
left to Macedonia and on reaching there they stay at the house of a 
woman named Lydia, who traded in purple (expensive) garments whom they 
baptized along with her household. While moving around a young woman 
with a spirit of divination [fortune / future telling] who started 
proclaiming that Paul and Silas were Men of God. Now we as Men of God 
would have been happy to have a well-known physic, soothsayer, 
telepathist, fortune teller declaring us as Men of the Living God.We 
would have thought that the person was accepting our God and us as His 
representatives, but Paul discerned the spirit that was doing this and 
later rebuked it to leave that young woman. This caused the woman to 
lose her powers to tell the future and this resulted in them being put 
in jail.

It is in jail that supernaturally Paul and Silas are freed and this 
causes the jailer to almost kill himself but Paul and Silas stop him. 
This incident leads to the jailer accepting Christ and his family also 
to accepting Christ. The authorities on knowing that Paul was a Roman 
releases them and then Paul and Silas return to the house of Lydia and 
thereafter leave Macedonia. Now in all this the only man in Macedonia 
who was really blessed was the jailer but the jailer was not calling to 
Paul as he saw in his vision.

There are times we can misrelate vision / dream and this has happened 
even with me a few times. Although they were from the Lord and the 
dream/vision was perfectly right but interpreting them did not go 

In Greek we see the words dream and vision is used but when we cross 
check Acts 2:17 which in turn relates to Joel 2:28 (in WTT it is 3:1) 
the Hebrew words used in Joel 2:17 as dream and vision is same what 
differs between them is the tense and quantity. It says the young will 
see dreams but the mature will dream dreams. So having visions / dreams 
increases with spiritual maturity but one needs to discern those which 
are from the Lord and those which are from other sources (like over 
eating causes dreams; both natural or spiritual - like worrying too much).

Like the Bible has a set way of how the Lord spoke to His people through 
symbols so also in dreams we see the Lord used similar symbols. If one 
studies Biblical symbols one can have the ability to interpret dreams. 
In the start it was only through repetition of the dream and seeing its 
consequences I starting relating the patterns, later with Bible study it 
became easy to interpret them. Then I saw the Lord started answering my 
questions through dreams (though not instantly every time). Dreams are 
not simple to interpret. In the start I would jump to tell people but 
later as I made some mistakes in interpreting them I started taking caution.

Paul did see a man from Macedonia calling out to him and this was indeed 
the jailer but the jailer himself was not aware. Had it not been for the 
chain of events that Paul and Silas went through, they would not have 
been able to bring the jailer and his family into Christ.

We are called to preach the Gospel to all but the Lord knows who are of 
His flock and who among the flock, are His sheep. Jesus spoke of there 
being many widows in Israel but Elijah being sent to a specific widow's 
house and there being many lepers at the time of Elisha but only one was 
healed and that too from Syria and this got the Jews very angry. They 
knew that Jesus was telling them there were no true people of God 
(sheep) leaving for these.

We preach Christ to people and many may accept Christ but from them who 
are goats and who are sheep we will not know. In Heaven we will get 
rewarded only for the sheep not for the goats for only sheep will enter 
the Kingdom of God.

Today the Lord is telling us when we are led by His Spirit then we may 
labor less in His Kingdom but this labor will be fruitful labor. Paul 
did do very fruitful work but we do not see Paul worked day and night, 
daily. He did at times but not daily. He did get time for himself and 
for building himself in the Lord. He did only 3 long tours to various 
places in those 30 to 35 years of his ministry.

In today's date we see many who labor very hard in the Lord and do not 
get time for personal growth. They need to ask themselves are they 
reaching out to goats more or to sheep. If they are gathering only goats 
then they will not reap much reward in the Kingdom of God. Jesus did not 
say just preach the Gospel to the ends of the world, He also said make 
disciples and it is only the sheep who become disciples. It is better to 
add one sheep then a thousand goats.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Spirit and You desire worship in Spirit and Truth. We pray 
Lord we who are called by You do not labor much in the flesh but let our 
labor be fruitful being led by your Spirit. Lord we pray we reach out to 
more sheep than goats. We pray we add people who enter the Kingdom of 
God and not those who accept You but reject your Will, those who seek 
You only for their personal gains...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 16:9-40

Acts 2:17And 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:

Luke 4:26-28

26But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of 
Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow.

27And many lepers were in Israel in the time of Eliseus the prophet; and 
none of them was cleansed, saving Naaman the Syrian.

28And all they in the synagogue, when they heard these things, were 
filled with wrath,

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In flesh or in spirit

Galatians 6:12 As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they 
constrain you to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer 
persecution for the cross of Christ.

Continuing yesterday' message the Lord speaks to us through Galatians 
6:12. When Paul wrote this part of the letter he wrote it in big 
alphabets since Greek did not have things like highlighting a sentence 
which we have in the English language (bold, italic, underline etc.). 
Note.. the later manuscripts used color to highlight text like sayings 
of Jesus.

Again the Lord is telling us today He is Spirit and we need to worship 
Him in spirit. He does not desire our fasting or our penance He desires 
a change in us, in our spirit, our inner man.

Christianity is not in rituals or traditions or works of the flesh. We 
are called to live a normal life void of extravagance even in small 
things. We may not have luxury cars or clothes but even in personal 
things like clothes or electronic items we are called for purpose more 
than show. How many of us go by brands or latest trends when we shop. 
Jesus did wear expensive clothes but they had purpose and meaning as to 
why He wore them.

When it comes to Christian life many of us do things in the flesh like 
fasting regularly, praying for hours or living in isolation. We may do 
these once a while as led by the Spirit of God but when this becomes 
regular and timetabled we need to wake up and see what we are doing, are 
we seek circumcision of the flesh or circumcision in the spirit.

Like we are called to pray continually, we are also called to fast 
continually. If we understand the kind of prayer life God seeks and the 
fasting which God seeks we will understand circumcision in the spirit.

In Prayer we are called to be in communication with God continually but 
many of us do almost idol worship when it comes to prayer life. They 
talk to the Living God without seeking response as if they are praying 
to a dead God or an idol. They keep repeating and repeating as if God is 
hard to hear, just showing their faithlessness. Once in a while in 
repentance we may pray long hours but if a person does that every day it 
raises questions as to if the person is really repenting.

This message is to those who are mature or called themselves spiritually 
mature Christians; do not try to fool God or fool yourselves with your 
religious activities.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are Almighty God, You are Spirit and not man. You Lord are 
Omnipresent and nothing is hidden from You. Lord, You seek change in the 
spirit for You said only those born again from above in spirit will 
enter the Kingdom of God.We are called to disconnect from the Adam man 
and connect to the Ishi (spirit) man. The Adam in us needs to die and 
the Ishi in us needs to come alive...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Galatians 6:11-15

11Ye see how large a letter I have written unto you with mine own hand.

12As many as desire to make a fair shew in the flesh, they constrain you 
to be circumcised; only lest they should suffer persecution for the 
cross of Christ.

13For neither they themselves who are circumcised keep the law; but 
desire to have you circumcised, that they may glory in your flesh.

14But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord 
Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.

15For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision availeth any thing, nor 
uncircumcision, but a new creature.

Hosea 2:16And it shall be at that day, saith the LORD, that thou shalt 
call me Ishi [man]; and shalt call me no more Baali [unknown God].

1 Corinthians 15:22,45

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

45And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the 
last Adam was made a quickening spirit.

John 3:3-7

3Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, 
Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

4Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he 
enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born?

5Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born 
of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

6That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the 
Spirit is spirit.

7Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.

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Wages of Sin is Death

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is 
eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Initial days of becoming a Christian I was told God hated sin so I was 
given a picture that God would be very angry with those who have sinned. 
He would be pictured as a judge sitting on a throne and looking up the 
list of sins one have done and then taking a call on to forgive or 
punish. The worse thing was the moment He chooses to punish we are made 
to believe that devils take charge of us and have their fun of torturing 
us; more like the devils are a department under God's rule. Satan is 
shown as one who tries to over throw God every now and then, desiring to 
sit on His throne but fails to do so. Funny thing is even after failures 
and losing many battles, Satan still continues to live.

All these are Catholic stories taken from Gothic tales and still 
believed by most Christians.

When we really understand the Bible we see when man sinned he could not 
continue to dwell in the presence of God who is Holy (meaning near to 
His Glorious Throne). Like goodness gets blessed / magnified before God 
similarly evil suffers more before Him (closer to Him). So for the sake 
of man God removed him from His presence and destined those with sin to 
be put in a place furthermost from Him.

God is everywhere even in Hell one cannot escape God, but the glory of 
God is least in Hell unlike in the Upper Heavens where His glory is most 
concentrated (Throne). Hell is a prison made to hold the soul/spirit man 
having sin in him after his natural death until he dies his spirit life 
(he is not killed but lives his spirit life). There his sins would burn 
inside him like a never ending burning coal but this is better off than 
what he would suffer being nearer to God.

God does not punish anyone on his death. Bible says they are already 
judged that means if they have sin then they are held up in Hell where 
they live the rest of their spirit live (which by the way is thousands 
of years and not a few hundred).

God made s way for the sins of man to be forgiven through the sacrifice 
of His Son so those who believe in Him are forgiven and they do not go 
to Hell. They sleep or rest in Him (place called Grave) until the 
purpose of mankind is complete. Once the Bride is ready the Groom comes 
to receive the Bride to be a part of Him and dwell with Him in the Upper 
Heavens where She can have eternal life (have access to the Tree of 
Life). It is during this time that His flock is judged and those who 
found to not do His Will (goats) are punished for mocking the sacrifice. 
So the wrath of God is not experienced by those who have sinned and have 
rejected Him but is experienced by those who know Him, accepted His 
sacrifice but rejected His Will.

Let us understand our natural life can be stopped, that means someone 
can kill us but our spirit does not die. We live our spirit life until 
its end (only God can take away our spirit life, but what He gives He 
does not take back). If sin is there in us we automatically are put in 
Hell to be imprisoned there, to suffer our sins in a cell which is 
described as endless pit. Those who have accepted Christ and walked in 
his Way will get to go to Heaven (Upper Heavens) where they will get the 
opportunity to renew their spirit life as and when necessary via the 
Tree of Life so as to live eternally.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are merciful God. When man sinned You removed him from your 
presence not because You hated him but to save him, that is why You 
clothed him and thought him about accepting your sacrifice which You 
made available from the foundation of creation. Lord your anger is 
experienced by those who mock your Son after knowing He is your Son by 
accepting Him but rejecting your Will which He brings to us. Lord we 
pray your people dwell in your Will so as to have eternal and glorious 
life being one with your Son as He is one with You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

John 3:18He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that 
believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the 
name of the only begotten Son of God.

Deuteronomy 31:16And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep 
with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after 
the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among them, 
and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.

Acts 13:36For David, after he had served his own generation by the will 
of God, fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers, and saw corruption:

Acts 7:59-60

59And they stoned Stephen, calling upon God, and saying, Lord Jesus, 
receive my spirit.

60And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this 
sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

Luke 21:36Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted 
worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand 
before the Son of man.

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

Revelation 20:12And 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.

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Are there gods?

1 Corinthians 8:5 For though there be that are called gods, whether in
heaven or in earth, (as there be gods many, and lords many,)

All know that because we intellectual, complex beings exist that there is a
being who created us and that being is whom we call God. Religion is all
about trying to reach out to this being / beings. All religions can be
classified into 3 categories:- Monotheistic (one God), Polytheistic (many
gods) and Atheist (no God/gods).

You may wonder why I put Atheism as a religion. To deny God is a religion
in itself. Like Bible says even a fool knows there is God but yet he lies
to his heart saying that there is no God. Cross question an atheist about
creation and at the end, after giving excuses of Aliens and other things he
or she will say ‘who knows’.

Christianity is a Monotheistic religion believing in one God / Creator. In
today’s message the translation may give different interpretation, where
some may think Paul is acknowledging the existence of many gods but the
Greek words says ‘for though there be so to say beings that are called
gods’. Paul is not acknowledging the existence of gods but acknowledging
that people have gods.

Yesterday I attended a crash introduction to Hebrew where I was taught the
Hebrew alphabets and vowels. Unlike other languages even names in Hebrew
have purpose and understanding of the object i.e. the person teaching
showed us the similarity in Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1.

John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the
Word was God.

The Greek word translated as ‘word’ is logos and logos does not mean
written word but a spoken word and pointing more towards the voice.

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the Heavens and Earth.

The word used here for God is Elohim and when one breaks up the Hebrew
alphabets and their meaning the word sums up as the Strong Voice of God.

So both scriptures acknowledge the existence of a being and talks of His
voice which created all things. John goes on to say that, that being became
flesh amongst us as Jesus.

Islam claims to be a Monotheistic religion even though their Allah meaning
‘the god’ and was chosen from hundreds of idols of the Sabians who were
Polytheistic and this Allah has 3 daughters (goddesses) who are named in
the Quran (Su 53:19-20). It’s also for this reason Mohammad justifies
Sabians (polytheistic) along with Jews and Christians (monotheistic) as
people who will go to Paradise (Quran Su 2:62). Interestingly Muslims
confuse Christianity to be a Polytheistic religion because we also state
the existence of God the Son and God the Spirit, whom we say are one. They
will say 1+1+1=3 and not one. They do not realize the 1 they are defining
here is infinite God and they are limiting or put God as a finite being. We
have many Christians who also make the same mistake so (unwisely) say it is
not 1+1+1 but 1x1x1 so the result is 1. These people do not realize
infinity then added or multiplied the result still remains to be infinity
(1). One person said infinity is a concept so one cannot do mathematical
formulae like add and multiply on it. So similarly when man cannot size God
then how can they use formulas on Him?

Bible says God is Spirit and the Son came from the Father. Bible also says
the Spirit of the Son is the Spirit of the Father and the Father is greater
than the Son, so their oneness is undeniable and existence of only one God
is also undeniable.

God created man out of earth and put his breathe (spirit /life) in it to
make him a living being/soul. Foolish man is taking the same earth, shaping
it and trying to put breathe (spirit/life) into it to make god/gods, but
since they are unable to bring it alive so they make stories which can be
kept alive in the minds of people. We see evil spirit taking advantage of
this foolishness of man and are coming as these gods.

Let us not be innocent of the ways of Satan but be-aware of him and thus
discern and keep away from his traps.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we thank You for choosing us to know You and worship You as our God
and Creator. We thank You for revealing your plans for us to us via your
Word so that we do not miss of it. Lord we pray You be manifested in our
lives so that those who do not know You may see You in us and come to You...

This prayer we make in Jesus’ Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Psalms 14:1 The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are
corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good.

John 6:44 No man can come to me, except the Father that sent me draw him:
and I will raise him up in the last day.

John 14:28 Ye heard how I said to you, I go away, and I come unto you. If
ye loved me, ye would have rejoiced, because I go unto the Father: for the
Father is greater than I.

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Mark them!

Philippians 3:17, 18, 19 Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark 
them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of 
whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are 
the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God 
is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

When we read today's message one may wonder Paul is telling people to be 
judgmental. He seem to say mark them that say they are Christian Leaders 
but are people who are concern more of their belly, their fame and 
earthly things more than about the mission of Christ. Paul goes on to 
call these people 'enemies of the CROSS of Christ' more like 
Anti-Christ. One of the clues that Paul gives to identify these people 
is by comparing their lifestyle with the lifestyle of the Apostles 
(people like Paul).

If one sees the lifestyle of the Apostles, it was a lifestyle of 
simplicity. They were people who lived by their needs and not by their 
desires. Their main focus was the Kingdom of God and glory of God via 
Christ. They never glorified themselves nor boasted about their 
achievements to the people. Their own families were never the focus of 
their ministry. We do not see them praying regularly for prosperity or 
deliverance from financial problem. They preached repentance, 
deliverance from evil spirits and overcoming the flesh.

Just some weeks back a brother rooted in the Word and who harkens to the 
Holy Spirit was helping his Church who called an international preacher 
who preaches Prosperity Gospel. You may think the Church is inviting the 
needy and the suffering, NO. Like the brother rightly worded the message 
before forwarding for 'elite Christians' and 'celebrities'. Those who 
have are the ones who want more, more than those who do not have.

One may look at all the Church Leaders today and put them against what 
Paul speaks and one may say are all of them enemies of the CROSS of 
Christ, since only a handful of them live a simple life serving God more 
than serving their families or their egos or their bellies.

One may think Paul calls us to point them out and condemn them, shame 
them in public or at least among other Believers. NO

Paul uses the word 'skopeo', translated here as 'mark'; in Greek it 
means more to observe and learn. Paul tells us to be-aware (beware) of 
such people for they may claim to be good shepherds but are people who 
have made Church and Ministry a business to meet their physical or 
mental desires. We are not called to condemn them openly but to discern 
them and be careful of them.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You humbled yourself and came as man to give unto others eternal 
life. You did not come to take but give, You will take only at the end 
that is on Judgment Day. You want the most precious thing that is us. 
Lord we pray those who are called to be shepherds may not crave for 
earthly things or things that gratify the mind, but seek souls like You...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Philippians 3:20-21

20For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the 
Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ:

21Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his 
glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to 
subdue all things unto himself.

Matthew 7:18-23

18A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree 
bring forth good fruit.

19Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast 
into the fire.

20Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.

21Not 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 

22Many 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?

23And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity.

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The just centurion Cornelius

Acts 10:33 Immediately therefore I sent to thee; and thou hast well done 
that thou art come. Now therefore are we all here present before God, to 
hear all things that are commanded thee of God.

In this incident we see the Lord appears to Cornelius the Roman 
centurion and asks him to send for Simon Peter, and the Lord also 
provides the address. At the same time we see the Lord speaks to Peter 
and tells him about 3 men who would come seeking for him. We see here 
the Lord makes double sure that Peter goes to minister to Cornelius.

We may think God was sending Peter to minister to Cornelius but we fail 
to realize that while Peter was sent to minister to Cornelius the Lord 
was ministering to Peter. Just before the 3 men arrive at Simon the 
tanner's house to ask for Peter, we see Peter had a vision where the 
Lord was asking him to eat various kinds of animals which Peter thought 
to be unclean.

Peter was a religious person and had great Jewish influence in his 
understanding; he would get into controversies because of this and was 
later rebuked by Paul for this more than once.

We today have many Christians who due to lack of understanding of 
scriptures follow the Lord in the flesh. People get very disturbed when 
you tell them you consume pork (pig) as a Christian; these same people 
do not get any disturbed when they state Jewish people are special 
people of God and they call themselves gentiles. How many times have you 
heard people claim that God has asked us to pray for Israel, on asking 
them to show the scripture, they will provide one where the Lord asks 
His people to pray for Jerusalem. Jerusalem is a city and Israel a 
nation. Pray for Delhi does not mean pray for India. Also during OT 
times Jerusalem was the capital of Judah and Samaria was capital of 
Israel. Also how many know there are two Jerusalems mentioned in the OT 
text with different spellings.

Jesus said anything we eat goes out into the draught and does not defile 
us (spiritually). All animals are made of flesh and bones like humans, 
but Paul says the flesh of man is unlike the flesh of animals or of 
birds. Man knows 2 types of flesh white and red (i.e. fish and animals). 
If a scientist were to read this verse he would say the Bible fails 
since Paul is unaware it is not possible for any layman to differentiate 
between human flesh and animal flesh, especially beef. It is only under 
the microscope or by doing a DNA test one can differentiate between 
fleshes (that way flesh of every type of animal is different). So did 
Paul write this without being inspired by God? No.

Paul did not talk of physical flesh same as when God said an animal is 
clean or unclean God too did not talk of the actual animal. It is only 
when we study the nature of animal we understand what God was telling us 
a clean or unclean. People especially Muslims do not eat pigs but live 
its spiritual nature that is of consuming understandings without 
discerning. In the name of Islam they believe anything even when it 
contradicts what they already believe.

Today in India we have a great political storm alive in the name of cast 
and of animals being considered holy. By their birth people are 
considered unclean or of lower status. This understanding is so deep 
rooted among Indians that even Believer Christians in many states 
(especially among south Indians) still follow it.

All humans are same in the natural irrespective of which ever race they 
are of, leaving for difference in physical height, skin color or hair. 
There is only one race which has a prominent facial difference (in the 
skull) and that is the Mongolian race (East Asian). Thus there is no 
much difference at all in the natural; the only difference is in the 
spiritual. In the spiritual as per God's Kingdom there are 3 types of 
people. Those who have no faith - not among the flock; then those among 
the flock are of two types the non-doers of the Word - the goats and the 
doers of the Word - the sheep.

Like Cornelius we may be Roman, or be Japanese, Philippian, African, 
Indian, Middle Eastern, European, American or Israelite; we all are same 
in the eyes of God provided we have faith and are in Christ (doers of 
His Will). Those who will be hated by God and punished most are not the 
ones who do not know God (they pay for their sins / their sins burn in 
them) but are those who know God and yet have rejected Him by rejecting 
His Will/Word.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we pray we do not look at man and judge them but understand the 
difference is inside not on the outside. Lord we pray for maturity and 
discernment and release from all religious bondages of misunderstanding. 
We pray we remember You created everything and after doing so You said 
all is Good...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Acts 10:17-35

Acts 10:9-15

9On the morrow, as they went on their journey, and drew nigh unto the 
city, Peter went up upon the housetop to pray about the sixth hour:

10And he became very hungry, and would have eaten: but while they made 
ready, he fell into a trance,

11And saw heaven opened, and a certain vessel descending unto him, as it 
had been a great sheet knit at the four corners, and let down to the earth:

12Wherein were all manner of fourfooted beasts of the earth, and wild 
beasts, and creeping things, and fowls of the air.

13And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

14But Peter said, Not so, Lord; for I have never eaten any thing that is 
common or unclean.

15And the voice spake unto him again the second time, What God hath 
cleansed, that call not thou common.

Matthew 15:17-20

17Do not ye yet understand, that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth 
goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught?

18But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the 
heart; and they defile the man.

19For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, 
fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

20These are the things which defile a man: but to eat with unwashen 
hands defileth not a man.

1 Corinthians 15:39All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one 
kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and 
another of birds.

Romans 2:28-29

28For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that 
circumcision, which is outward in the flesh:

29But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of 
the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of 
men, but of God.

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Post  Admin on Wed 10 Aug 2016, 10:02 pm

Blood and Water

John 19:34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, and 
forthwith came there out blood and water.

Put this scripture for discussion on the table and you will find some of 
the craziest of explanations. Long time back at a prayer service one 
Believer bro stated it was a baptism of Christ and baptism of the thief 
whom Jesus said was saved (he could not explain how this water baptized 
the thief for this bro believed without water baptism the thief could 
not enter Heaven). Catholics too have some crazy understanding of this 
scripture which causes their priest to put a small quantity of water in 
the wine while the breaking the Eucharist (round wafer symbolizing the 
Sun, which they say is the body of Christ). Catholics also follow a 
belief called 'Divine Mercy' which pictures Jesus with water and blood 
oozing out of His heart which is shown outside His body. This too is 
very unbiblical and focused to mislead people from being saved (in the 
name of getting saved) for it calls them to chat words which reject 
Christ (His Word) even though they take the name of Christ.

When a person drinks water on an empty stomach it takes about 5mins for 
the water to be absorbed and enter the blood stream. Cold water is 
absorbed faster than hot water. If one eats and drinks water then the 
water has to wait till the food is digested to be absorbed. All extra 
water is ejected out of the body as urine. Maximum time (in normal 
situation) water can remains in the stomach is 2 hours. There are cases 
where water is retained by the body in some places and this is a disease.

Jesus was arrested on the starting day of the Feast of the Unleavened 
Bread which was a Sabbath / Saturday evening (the feast was weeklong 
feast and during the time of Jesus was celebrated along with the 
Passover). So it was both the first day of Unleavened Bread and also the 
day when the lamb was bought into the house and kept under observation 
for 5 days to see if it shows signs of blemish.

Jesus was taken from the Jewish court to Roman courts and tortured by 
both through the 5 days (it was not a one day event). So on Thursday 
evening He was taken for crucifixion and crucified in the evening. 
Friday was the Passover Day and a High Sabbath. It was during the five 
days that the Jews whipped Him with a standard whip and the Romans with 
one having 9 to 13 strands and flesh tearing objects tied to its ends. 
All through these 5 days they mocked Him and abused Him and surely they 
neither feed Him nor give Him water to drink (for they wanted Him to 
die). John 19:32 says He thirsted after He came to the end of the 
ordeal. Scripture says on His request they gave Him vinegar (which is 
sour wine, also called poor man's wine). Before crucifying Him they 
tried giving Him vinegar mixed with gall (used as a pain killer) but He 
refused it.

If we look at the whole scientifically there is no chance of water 
oozing out along with blood when He was pierced on the side, thus this 
was a miracle in itself.

Why did God need to do this miracle?

All things connected with the Passion of Christ from the last supper to 
His walking into the wilderness after His resurrection had to do with 
fulfillment of sacrifices given in the books of Moses.

One of the sacrifices done to ordain the sons of the High Priest as a 
Priest was washing the inner parts of the sacrifice. The Lord showed us 
through the oozing of water and blood that we are today ordained as 
Priest and sons unto His Kingdom. There is no better conformation than 
the fulfillment of the sacrifice.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord we thank You for being such an awesome God. Your love for us cannot 
be comprehended. You suffered as man and fulfilled all that was needed 
for restoration of man into your Kingdom. Lord let this blood and water 
be a reminder for us of our duty as Priests and Sons. May we not fail in 
our duty to make void the great sacrifice in our lives...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 27:34They gave him vinegar to drink mingled with gall: and when 
he had tasted thereof, he would not drink.

John 19:28-30

28After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that 
the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst.

29Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge 
with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth.

30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is 
finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the spirit.

Exodus 29:17And thou shalt cut the ram in pieces, and wash the inwards 
of him, and his legs, and put them unto his pieces, and unto his head.

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Eyes the engineering marvel of God

Acts 22:13,14 Came unto me, and stood, and said unto me, Brother Saul, 
receive thy sight. And the same hour I looked up upon him. And he said, 
The God of our fathers hath chosen thee, that thou shouldest know his 
will, and see that Just One, and shouldest hear the voice of his mouth.

One of the greatest marvels in this creation is what we see it with, 
that is our eye. Technology has developed so much that we can see deep 
into space many light years far, but yet this technology is not 
competent enough to beat this small creation of God which is the eye, 
i.e. its resolution is about 576 mega pixels.

When one studies the parts of the eye and how it functions one just 
remains in awe of the wisdom of God. He has everything from physics, to 
chemistry, to biology, to mathematics all in this small wonderful camera 
by which we see the world.

When I was reading the transformation of Saul (Paul was his Roman name, 
from father's side and Saul his Jewish name, from mother's side) I saw 
what happened to Saul was more of a cataract operation. Saul sees a 
flash of light and from that time he is unable to see for everything is 
hazy. After Ananias prayed over him the scales of his eyes fell and he 
could see. I was wondering why God needed to replace Saul's eye scales / 

In His teachings Jesus said the eye is the light of the body. He said if 
our eyes are good then the whole body will be full of light.

Try this test speak to a person about something while showing a video 
which is the opposite of what you are saying and there are very high 
chances that the person will grasp what they see more than what you are 
saying. A picture speaks a thousand words and video hundred thousand.

Vision is very important part of the human system. Man understands the 
importance of visuals and that is why today schools use this medium more 
and more to teach its students. The world that hates God also knows its 
importance and thus uses this aggressively to tempt people to lust and 
sin. Christians do not realize the way they are influenced by this world 
and fall prey to the world. Women specially have become victims to this 
so called 'modern world' and in the name of glamor and beauty have 
become instruments to propagate lust of the eyes, of touch and of taste 
the weapons of Satan. When he tempted Adam and Eve he had them first to 
see the forbidden fruit, then hold it and then taste it. Ad media uses 
the same system of see, touch and taste to sell products.

When I was writing on the inner-man the Lord led me to study the human 
eye and helped me understand the inner-man through the eye. Saul did not 
need his eyes to be blinded or scale (lens) of his eyes to be replaced; 
God could have changed him from inside. God did this to show us what 
exactly He was doing inside with Saul.

To look and see is two different things. We may look at things but we 
may not see it. Our eyes capture a thousand things but where our focus 
is, allows us to see it. Let us be aware of what we are focusing on in 
this word and beware the ways of the evil one.

Today God is telling us 2 things, one the importance of what we see and 
how that affects us inside and who can lead us towards darkness. 
Secondly He is also telling us the vision of our inner-man should be 
renewed for the change to happen. What we see in our spirit is very 
important since it tells us where we are headings. In our spirit if we 
see God's glory we are heading towards light but if we see anything else 
we are heading towards darkness.

[Prayer Starter]

Lord You are an Awesome God and your wisdom is beyond measure. You have 
created the most marvelous things as little, for You Lord take pride in 
making the weak strong and the poor rich. You Lord are maker of the 
impossible and unthinkable. We pray Lord that we give importance to what 
things we see and how we see things...

This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.

[Reference Scriptures]

Matthew 6:22The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be 
single [good], thy whole body shall be full of light.

Matthew 18:9And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from 
thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than 
having two eyes to be cast into hell fire.

Matthew 20:15Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is 
thine eye evil, because I am good?

Acts 9:17,18

17And Ananias went his way, and entered into the house; and putting his 
hands on him said, Brother Saul, the Lord, even Jesus, that appeared 
unto thee in the way as thou camest, hath sent me, that thou mightest 
receive thy sight, and be filled with the Holy Ghost.

18And immediately there fell from his eyes as it had been scales: and he 
received sight forthwith, and arose, and was baptized.

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