Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "Yes, it is a press, certainly, but a press from which shall flow in inexhaustible streams, the most abundant and most marvelous liquor that has ever flowed to relieve the thirst of men! Through it , God will spread His Word. A spring of truth shall flow from it: like a new star it shall scatter the darkness of ignorance, and cause a light heretofore unknown to shine amongst men." — Johannes Gutenberg
"The key to Christian living is a thirst and hunger for God. And one of the main reasons people do not understand or experience the sovereignty of grace and the way it works through the awakening of sovereign joy is that their hunger and thirst for God is so small." — John Piper
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "God doesn't need us to survive, yet He loves us and seeks after us by providing everthing that we need, we need God to survive yet we neglect His love toward us by failing to seek after Him or even think about Him for a moment. What a irony! " — Abraham Israel
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #33 : "My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?" (Psa 42:2).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : I have always thought why should some people desire God while others do not even like to think about or talk about Him even for a while. Even some others would like to destroy us if we start to talk about this one and the only living God who loves all humans unconditionally and equally. The reason why this ungrateful and barbaric reaction comes in to humans generally is because as the Scripture says that "the whole world lies under the sway of the wicked one." (1 John 5:19). In other words, all humans who have not still received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour to become the children of God have been programmed to think by the devil that God is a tyrant and that he is bad enough to cause all the bad things in all human lives. Satan points out to natural calamities and make people think, 'If God loves all humans why should natural calamities should occur and destroy the innocent lives of many many children and people alike?' But the answer is, God is so righteous that he is looking to establish righteousness on earth because of His love towards humans. He doesn't want all humans to destroy each other and forever be lost in sin.God wants man to seek Him with his spirit and desire God with their soul, for this he causes judgment to come upon the earth and as a result make humans understand and learn righteousness of God (Isa 26:9). As sin increases the reminder about His grace and the succeeding judgment of all humans is being reminded to all humans alike as in a megaphone loudly and clearly. God wants man to seek Him because He knows that the end of those who live for themselves in sin is a deadly death of spirit, soul and body for eternity ahead (Rom 6:23). God loves all humans alike that He doesn't want any of them to be seperated from Him and His Love for eternity ahead. This is the reason even though the end of the world is in sight yet God delays it as much as possible through His mercies towards all humanity (1 Tim 2:3-4). O what a Loving God we have!!!In our end times, all the world is thirsting for success as defined and focused on human improvement, but we as godly people of God should be thirsting after God, our living and loving God who lives for us and loves us at all times. He is the true friend who will never leave us nor forsake us to our very end. He has promised to be our guide even until the day we will die (Psa 48:14). The world never even wants to think about God, but we as the children of God should not only be thinking of Him but also always be thirsting for Him as a deer pants for the water brooks (Psa 42:1). We should allow the Holy Spirit to reprogram our soul in such a way so that our soul will pant for God. While I was flying in a air plane I was telling the Lord, "Lord, it would be wonderful if I would face my end now to see you immediately." In other words I was saying to God, "When shall I come and appear before God?". Is you soul thirsting for God like that? If you are, ask God to increase your thirst for Him or else if you still do not have any thirst for God, ask God to give you so that you can begin to seek God sincerely. Praise the Lord! THE SOUL THAT THIRST FOR THE LORD WILL BE LIKE A WATERED GARDEN WHICH ALWAYS WILL HAVE THE FRAGRANCE OF CHRIST WITHIN TO ENLIGHTEN AND ENCOURAGE SOMEONE. Be thirsty enough to bless someone! Much Blessings.....
ℳαηηα ḟøґ тℌℯ Ðα¥ : "The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart--These, O God, You will not despise." (Psalm 51:17, NKJV).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : Man is not a sinner because he sins, man is a sinner because he is born that way. The first sin in the universe was the sin of pride, when Satan wanted to be like the Most High God to receive worship for himself which only the Creator of all deserves. Satan said five "I will..." and then God threw him out of heaven. From that day a different will apart from the will of God has begun to exist in rebellion to God (Isa 14:13-15; Ezek 28:16). The example of Jesus has been set forth before us to deny our will, take up our cross and follow the will of God for our lives (1 Peter 2:21; Luke 9:23). Jesus taught all of us to pray, "Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven." (Matt 6:10). So the greatest of all sin is not murder, lying, adultery, fornication as serious as they are...but it is pride. Pride brings all other sin in to existence in one's life easily. Yet many religious people who are very much churchy are full of pride and think that they are righteous, how can it be ever possible? The deceptions of Satan is to make religious people become self righteousness and instigate in them a spiritual pride that will make them think that because they are spiritual they are better than other sinners (Luke 18:9-14). If we ever sacrifice to God anything serious, it must be our broken heart which comes to God in humbleness asking for mercy and grace to lift us up from sin which lives in us. BROKEN HEART DRIVES PRIDE AWAY AND INVITES THE PRESENCE OF GOD TO STAY. If ever you ask for anything precious in your life from God, ask for the gift of a broken heart that makes God to draw near in such a way that He begins to manifest Himself to you in person. Much Blessings....
Monday, August 29, 2011
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "When we realise that all that is physical is only temporarily given to be used for our own well being and for others, we will learn to use it with thankfullness towards God and not store it for ourselves selfishly. The only thing that will stay with us permanently for eternity ahead is the reward that gets accumulated for the wise way we use the physical things on earth in exchange for the eternal things." — Abraham Israel
"Faith not only makes us see the invisible things as though they are, but also helps us accept the things which we cannot understand." — Abraham Israel
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #32 : "Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth." (Col 3:2).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : A couple of days ago I was flying in a airplane to attend the marriage of one of my cousin. I was very excited about the whole event because it was the marriage of the only son of my uncle who chose to live for the Lord in a place in North India, where few people dare to go as a missionary for the Lord. As it was a family reunion of all relatives, I enjoyed it greatly. Few men of God who were a great examples to me personally in my life also came to attend the joyous event. While I was in the airport, we were busy to go through a security check-in, tagging our baggages, having some cofee and waiting for the air-plane. All these are good things but are so earthly that until we get in to the plane and are ready for a take off, we will not reach the destination we are supposed to go.So we entered a plane and were ready for a take off. I opened the window lock and was sure enough ready and excited, wanting to see our city from a vantage bird-eye view. Once we were in to the sky, all the big things of earth that we consider as so valuable were just like a toy from that heavenly view point. All the land that people try to buy on earth, toiling their whole life day in and day out seemed meaningless when there is a vast amount of land left unused. The Benz Car which people dream to have their whole life, looked so small that I was not even noticing it. Suddenly as we began to climb to that higher and higher altitude, we could see all the clouds and the beauty of the heavenly creations that thrilled my heart. Just at that time I thought that we could see the heavenly things only as we choose to open the window and start to look out of the airplane. What if some one who gets in to the flight doesn't choose to open the window and just start to sleep the moment they get in to the airplane. They will not be able to see anything in the heavens and will continue to sleep with the earthly mind set of worries that they had when they were inside the airport.The same thing happens often in the life of Christians who have got in to the spiritual airplane of salvation that leads them to the heavenly destination. Once they get saved they start to slumber without opening the windows of their mind to heavenly things and realities. They miss the whole heavenly picture and viewpoint that could set them free from earthly worries. Instead of setting their mind on things of heaven, they allow themselves to be earthly and miserable. So we need to make a good choice daily to see our life from the heavenly view point of the mind of Christ which we have inside us (1 Cor 2:16). We could enjoy the things of heaven if we choose to open up the windows of our mind by faith to see the heavenly things which lies outside of the place of our natural and soulish comfort zone. IF WE CHOOSE TO FOCUS ON THE THINGS OF HEAVEN WHERE CHRIST IS SEATED, GOD WILL CHOOSE TO REVEAL HIS POWER AND GLORY TO US AND THROUGH US. So the next time you are worried, choose to set you mind on the things of heaven by renewing your mind with what the word of God says about your situation. Suddenly you will realise that the things of heaven only matters for eternity ahead. Where your treasure is, that is where your heart will be. When you mind is set on heaven, the way you see the earth will be like heaven on earth.mUCH bLESSinGS....
ℳαηηα ḟøґ тℌℯ Ðα¥ : "I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me." (Galatians 2:19-20, NKJV).
The Christian life is not living a life by our strength to please God, but it is letting God live through us. We choose to keep our self at death everyday and ask Christ to control each part of our body and use it for HIS GLORY! The problem with today's Christians are that they think that attending some good spiritual conference, buying and reading some spiritual books, going to Church, giving a good offering or tithe to the Lord and connecting with great men and women of God will make them grow spiritually. As important as these are to our spiritual growth, but none of them make us more spiritual. Just because a car is parked in a horse stable doesn't makes it a horse, it needs to have life in it in order to be one. In the same way, WE CANNOT REALLY BECOME SPIRITUAL UNLESS WE LET GOD LIVE HIS LIFE THROUGH OUR BODY ON EARTH. We need to have God's life in us live day in and day out to be really spiritual. Only this will glorify the God who has given His own life to save you from sin, sickness and death. Much Blessings.....
Monday, August 22, 2011
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "Do not strive hard to please God, just let God be pleased to live through you and enjoy the blessedness of His Presence." — Abraham Israel
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #31 : "Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it." (Psalm 81:10).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : I remember the time in my early twenties when I was drawn by God in to ministry, I was a man like Moses who felt that I had not ability to speak before people (Exod 4:12). I remember telling to God that I cannot speak and that I am ready to do anything other than this, the Lord gave great encouragement by telling me that all I need to do was open my mouth and He will speak through me. At first it was nice to hear what God was saying, but then God was beginnning to constantly quicken me to speak about God and Bible to every one I met. I was seeing all the programs in the christian television that was coming to India exactly at that time of the beginning of this century. Something supernatural was happenning in my life and I was not able to grasp it fully.Since childhood I would partake in all sunday school programs and I would do a great drama pratice and act wonderfully well until the real day of performance for the special occasion would come. Once I get on to the stage to perform and see all the people in the Church, suddenly inhibition would start to control me, I would start to blabber and immediately forget all the things which I would have had in my mind till then. This would be greatly distressing to me afterwards. This also always happened whenever I would meet new people or stand before people to speak. As a result of getting embarrased before people, I would avoid such situation altogether. Whenever people would come to our house, I would be slipping out rather than to meet them.But then God set a good plan to take me before young people and speak His Word. Once a deacon and elder in our Church at that time was speaking with me casually about Bible and suddenly he invited me to come and speak before young people who would gather in his house prayer meeting. At that time I was taking medication for hyper thyroid which increased three times more than normal level. I felt very bad and thought what I feared had come upon me like Job the man of God (Job 3:25). But then it was a embarrassing situation in which I cannot give any reason not to go over to that prayer meeting. So some how I told God that I need His help and I believe that You will do what You have told me. I had peace about it in my heart. So I went to the meeting and gave a poor introduction by saying, 'Hello..I am not a veteran but just a amateur to speak about Bible.' The same old inhibition came upon me at that time, but suddenly I began to speak about God and the Bible for the next fortyfive minutes. I was not able to finish the message. GLORY TO GOD! Truly God is good and faithful to speak through me and bless people. It was awesome experience and has continued ever since. TODAY IF YOU ARE DISCOURAGED TO MEET SOMEONE WHO HAS WRONGED YOU OR FEEL FEARFUL TO STAND BEFORE PEOPLE AND SPEAK ABOUT JESUS, I ENCOURAGE YOU TO OPEN YOUR MOUTH BY FAITH AND GOD WILL FILL YOUR MOUTH WITH HIS DIVINE WISDOM AND WORDS TO TOUCH, BLESS AND ENCOURAGE PEOPLE FOR THE GLORY OF GOD!!! Never forget to do the thing you fear and the death of fear is certain.mUCH bLESSinGS....
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #30 : "34 Jesus answered them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. 35 And a slave does not abide in the house forever, but a son abides forever. 36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed."" (John 8:34-36).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : Christianity is not just one of the religion in the world that gives humans a sense of spiritual satisfaction, but it is the unique one and only God ordained belief system that leads a man to God and adopts him in to the family of God. According to Jesus, "whoever commits sin is a slave of sin." Do all religious people in the world commit sin and that too atleast once in their life? Yes even daily, because we are born sinners. That means Jesus is saying, people of all religions in the world are sinners. So religion is not a answer to man's spiritual problems.A sinner cannot ever find the true God who calls Himself as the "Holy One of Israel" (Isa 30:15). This is why God Himself had the heavenly blueprint to reach all men through His Son Jesus and executed it before two thousand years and sealed a new agreement with humanity. In the agreement God the Father signed with Jesus, he declared that all who accept Jesus as His only Begotten Son will inherit the legal right to be a heir of all His wealth. So Jesus the Christ has become the only God ordained dispenser of adoptive rights of God to all humanity who believe in Him. Jesus takes the sin problem of those who believe in Him and sets them free from it forever to become legally adopted as God's own adopted child. Because Jesus being sinlessly perfect died once and for all time a death which God accepted as the antidote and substitute for his adopted children's on earth, He sees each one of us who believe in Jesus as righeous and perfect as Jesus is from heaven now.Therefore Jesus said, if the Son [i.e. pointing to Himself] makes you free from sin problem, you can continue to be a child of God for eternity ahead. O what a priviledge!!! A slave is a religious person who works with all his might to get saved and enter heaven. He wants to earn salvation through his own hard work. Inspite of striving to enter heaven, they will not be able to abide with this Holy God in heaven because he demands a hundred percentage perfect righteousness (James 2:10). WHEN JESUS FORGIVES YOU, HE FORGIVES YOUR PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE SINS AND MAKES YOU A CHILD OF GOD FOR ETERNITY AHEAD!!!! As our body is considered as a house in which our spirit-man legally lives on this earth, as God's child even though we physically die once and after that at the time of the rapture of the Church we will all rise up in a glorious body which has no death for eternity ahead. We will surely abide once again in this God's house of our body forever. Praise the Lord!Blessings....
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "When you put no value to your relationship with God, God puts no value to your service that you do for Him. You can prophesy, cast out demons and even do many wonders through your calling anointing, but when you are not born as His child in your spirit, all these works will go down the pipe as works which are not valuable enough to save your own soul." — Abraham Israel
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, "Are there any Presbyterians here?" "Yes!", came the answer. Then he asked, "Are there any Baptists? Any Episcopalians? Any Methodists?" The answer was Yes! each time. Much distressed, Wesley was then ushered to the gates of Heaven. There he asked the same question, and the answer was No! "No?" To this, Wesley asked, "Who then is inside?" The answer came back, "There are only Christians here." (1 Cor 1:10-17)" — John Wesley
ℳαηηα ḟøґ тℌℯ Ðα¥ : "For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast of, for necessity is laid upon me; yes, woe is me if I do not preach the gospel!" (1 Corinthians 9:16, NKJV).
Apostle Paul was greatly in Love with Jesus that he began to feel that it was a necessity for him to preach. True service for God starts with a heart of gratitude towards all that the Lord has done already for you. The heart of gratitude will say that, 'Even if God does not do anything more than what He has already done, still I am indebted to live for Him the rest of my life and serve Him humbly.' These are the kind of people who will boast only in God who does all things for them and in them. If we truly feel the love of God in our lives, we cannot but love others. Fear of judgment did not drive Paul the apostle to preach the gospel to as many as he could like a mad man gone out of his mind, but the love of God made him to say and do things that blessed people spiritually and saved them from hell fire for eternity ahead (2 Cor 5:14). LET US GO DEEPER IN TO GOD'S LOVE AND AS A RESULT GET THE HEART BEAT OF GOD TO PREACH THE GOSPEL TO AS MANY AS WE COULD IN WHATEVER WAY WE CAN LIKE THE APOSTLE PAUL DID. Much Blessings......
Thursday, August 18, 2011
ℳαηηα ḟøґ тℌℯ Ðα¥ : "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." - Psalm 46:1 (NKJV)
I love this verse greatly because in it I feel the love of the Heavenly Father's arms all around me, all the time. "A very present help in trouble" can only be the One who will always watch over us all the time. A mother watches over her baby all the time so that she might be delivered from great dangers and even if something bad happens to the baby, all that the baby needs to do is to cry, and the next moment the help arrives. O what a comforting thought!!! Our Heavenly Father protects us like a zealous father and watches over us as a watchful mother. All we need to do is to CRY TO HIM like a baby in trouble and I promise you HE WILL BE THERE THE NEXT MOMENT BEFORE YOU WILL REALIZE IT. GLORY TO GOD!!!!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "Those who live by their feelings will live with much regrets the rest of their lives, but those who live by faith will move on supernaturally in to the favor of God for life." — Abraham Israel
"Faith knows that God always performs what He promises, but faith working with patience takes you to the place where God gives you what He has promised." — Abraham Israel
"We are never alone when we are with God. But the very consciousness that He is with us comes to us only as we sing, praise and are thankful for His Presence." — Abraham Israel
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "The spirit of Christ is the spirit of missions. The nearer we get to Him, the more intensely missionary we become." — Henry Martyn.
"In this life, the Lord allows His saints to enjoy many sweet blessings, but none are more precious than those which occur deep in the valleys of disappointment, pain and heartache, where He without fail draws near." — George S. Lauderdale
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #29 : "Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it." (1 Cor 9:24).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : God has custom designed A RACE FOR US, but it is not the same route for all of us to run alike. The race of life is set for all Christians alike, but all are not given the same way to reach the destination. It is designed uniquely for each person and is different from the path of each other. Gifts and Graces are different for each person, but the reward for faithfully running our own race is for sure the same for each of us ahead. Each born again Christian is set by God to run the race, but many who are not serious about God's eternal reward will eventually end up with dead works and will lose their rewards and it will go to some other worthy person who ran the race with his whole heart (Rev 3:11).Again you might ask me, 'What if the race God has given is too hard and long which is not comfortable and then we choose to run our own race by our own rules? Will we win the prize still? Will God give us another race which will be comfortable?' No it is one race that God gives to a particular person for life, if we miss that one there can be no other race. But there are various levels of victory which can be achieved, it is good, acceptable and perfect will of God which is like getting bronze, silver and gold medal prize that people get in Olympics (Rom 12:2). God is not interested in giving us comfort rather He is much interested in seeing our Character to become lined up more and more like that of Jesus (Rom 8:28-29). The more we give our self to the will of God, the more it will bring a blessedness upon us on earth and reward for eternity ahead.If we run the race with our own self-will and not the will of God, we will surely lose our reward. And also if we are running another person's race which God has not designed for us, then we will lose the race and will not win the prize. God rewards only those people who run the race according to his instruction for them and not for those who do a foul run according to their own desires and rules (1 Cor 9:27). We can discipline and know the personal will of God for our lives when we start to discipline our body and its own will by allowing ourselves to be ruled through the word of God (2 Tim 3:16-17). THE SOONER WE RUN THE RACE ACCORDING TO GOD'S WILL OF HIS WORD, THE BETTER WE WILL BE POSITIONED TO WIN ALL THE PRIZE GOD HAS PREPARED FOR US. Much Blessings.....
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "No great work is ever done in a hurry. To develop a great scientific discovery, to paint a great picture, to write an immortal poem, to become a minister, or a famous general~~to do anything great requires time, patience, and perseverance." — W. J. Wilmont Buxton
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "When God says do it, He has already planned the resources we need to accomplish the task. But He instructs us to have faith and always waits for us to trust Him fully to provide it all in His time." — Abraham Israel
"You don't have to break your head, if you will allow God to break your heart" — Abraham Israel
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #28 : "21 You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. 22 And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel." (Exodus 25:21-22).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : God doesn't desire anything from you more than a frienship and intimate relationship from you. We see that the whole Israelites were willing to go to any extent to fulfill all the religious demand that God would give them, but were not willing to hear his voice and be intimately acquainted with Him (Deut 5:26-30). They were willing to carry any weight of the yoke of the law, instead of enjoying the frienship of God and His presence daily. Any one who desires to keep the law rather than having a love relationship with God is a legalist who gives no pleasure to God. By being intimately acquainted with God, Moses received grace from God but the Israelites who followed the law which God gave through Moses never received any grace from God (Exo 33:14, 17). Why? God is only interested to bless specially all those people who are in love relationship with Him.God loves to speak to all men who are bold enough to come near Him and demand His time to be given to them. What does God desire for you? He desires you to draw near to Him and He is waiting for you (James 4:8). God is pleased only with those who by faith are trying to talk to Him always. He would love to respond to them in various ways that will be different each day. He would like to surprise you with his sweet love in different ways each day. The next time you see a butterfly flying very close to you or a bird chirping on your window, just enjoy it and say, 'Thank you Lord for reaching me with your voice differently each morning.'Do you know that God gives his revelation to his beloved even in his sleep (Psa 127:2). When your heart is actively in love with God, though you may sleep your heart will be awake to hear His voice even in the night time (Sos5:2). The moment you rise up in the morning, the first thought that will come to refresh you will be the thought about how good God is. This is the power of a loving relationship with God can do in your life. DO DESIRE TO TALK WITH GOD ALWAYS, FOR EVERTHING TALK TO HIM, HEAR HIS COUNSEL EITHER FOR A GOOD THING OR A VALUELESS THING, DO DISCUSS WITH HIM YOUR STRUGGLES WITH SIN, TELL HIM ALL ABOUT YOUR JOY AND SADNESS AND EVEN TELL HIM THE CRUSH YOU HAD WHEN YOU SAW THAT MACHO BOY OR THAT BEAUTIFUL GIRL, AND IAM SURE HE WILL LAUGH WITH YOU AND NOT STOP THERE, BUT WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME THE BAD THINGS THAT TRIES TO HOLD YOU IN BONDAGE TO ITS WHIMS AND FANCIES. The good things that happens when you talk with God is, you will never be the same old person to live in regrets of yesterdays happenings. But you will look forward for a exciting today and a awesome tomorrow with God. Much Blessings......
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "God does not have to come and tell me what I must do for Him, He brings me into a relationship with Himself where I hear His call and understand what He wants me to do, and I do it out of sheer love to Him... When people say they have had a call to foreign service, or to any particular sphere of work, they mean that their relationship to God has enabled them to realize what they can do for God." — Oswald Chambers
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "You may be asking,'How can I put God's work into practice?' The simplest answer is, when your entire life revolves around God and His Word, you are putting God in to your work and as a result of it is putting God's work in to practice."
"I want to be used all for God and want nothing left at the end of my life." — Abraham Israel
Monday, August 8, 2011
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "The seven deadly sins of society are these: Policies without principles; wealth without work; pleasure without conscience; knowledge without character; commerce and industry without morality; science without humanity; worship without sacrifice." — Mahatma Gandhi
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "Worship is not just attending the Church service on sundays and sing some moving soft songs to our Lord saying 'I love you and praise you' and live the rest of the week like a unfaithful wife by being in love with the world and worship the devil who gives a sinful thrill mockingly to all believers. But true worship is a lifestyle of love, sacrifice and passion that looks for every possible way to please God all the time. " — Abraham Israel
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #27 : "Lift up your hands... and bless the LORD." (Ps.134:2).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : Many times when we go out to worship the Lord in the public meetings, we feel very much apprensive to life our hand and worship the Lord in public. It will be easy for us to do it in public if we do it in private worship first. Is it Biblically a New Testament practice? What does a seasoned apostle like Paul say about lifting up our hands to bless the Lord in the public worship? Paul says,"I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting." (1 Tim 2:8). This shows that men even in the first century were very much apprehensive and uncomfortable to lift up their hands. Paul the apostle desired all to lift up their holy hands and pray everywhere in all nations because all the people in the Church did not want to lift their hands freely. Lifting up our hands is an act of surrender to God that is a powerful tool that makes us to draw near to God easily. Our hands become holy to the Lord only when we choose to lift up our hands for the Lord and clap our hands when we sing a song to the Lord. Or even at times when we do not know the song we will be able to easily participate in the worship actively by clapping. Next time you worship in private just lift up your hands and close your eyes and see what happens. Suddenly you will be able to easily enter the Holy of Holies of God in the spiritual realm through your sprit-man. Lifting up our hands is a physical act which expresses to the Lord about our faith and love which we have in our hearts towards Him. If God knows the worship in our heart, why do we really need to lift up our hands. The whole of heaven watches even the slightest moment of worship and praise that arises out of this planet earth and rejoices to see men expressing their love towards God (Luke 15:10). God who sees it will be greatly glorified before the angels.Humans always have a so called ego of the soul that controls them usually, rather than allowing the spirit-man inside them to control them. This ego will always tell, 'What will the other person who is standing near you will think when they see you lifting up your hands like a mad man in love with a God who is mad after you?' This reasoning of the soul will never please God in any way. Rather the soul should be trained by us day after day not to be too conscious of its surroundings but to become conscious of the God who is closer to us than the air we all breathe. This is the reason a man who is close to the heart of God said to His soul, "Bless the Lord, O my Soul!" (Psa 103:1). In other words, David too felt in His soul exactly the same ego as we feel in our soul, but because of a passion and extreme love he had towards the Lord, he trained his soul by commanding it to bless the Lord and be conscious of Him rather than his immediate surroundings. When you lift your hands and bless the Lord the next time, expect a great victory in your life, family, friends and your surroundings. This is the way God gave victory through Moses when He lifted up His hands in a symbolic act of surrendering the battle that the Israelites fought to the Lord (Exod 17:11). When battles come to you, you don't have to fight to win as the world says, just lift your hands and continue to bless the Lord in an act of surrender and worship. The Lord will fight the battle for you and the victory is as sure as the sun that rises up in the east every morning (Exod 14:14; 2 Chron 20:15).“To lift up the hands” is also a gesture that expresses adoration in the context of worship. Worship means we are giving God our Worth-ship, telling him that He is worthy of all our adoration we give to Him voluntarily out of our own will. When you think of all the blessings the Lord has given to you, learn to BLESS HIM BACK DAILY. How can a mere human like us BLESS THE BLESSOR of all things? This is the privilege of the CHILDREN OF GOD only. This is the reason WE NEED TO LEARN TO LIFT UP OUR HANDS AND BLESS OUR DEAR LORD ALWAYS FOR WHO HE IS TO US. Much Blessings.....
Saturday, August 6, 2011
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "Is it not wonderful news to believe that salvation lies outside ourselves?" — Martin Luther
"Salvation is from our side a choice; from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our accepting and willing are reactions rather than actions." — A. W. Tozer
"There are three indispensable requirements for a missionary: 1. Patience 2. Patience 3. Patience." - Hudson Taylor
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #26 : "I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD." (Gen.49:18).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : Actually in context, this is a word of prophecy and blessing that Jacob spoke over His sons just moments before he died. When he actually spoke the prophetic word over His son Dan and how their descendants will be like in the end times. The content of the prophetic word is a prophecy that Dan will judge the nation as one of the tribes of Israel (Gen 49:16). Yet because of some strong prophetic rebuke succeeding the promise (Gen 49:17), it seemed that this tribe will cease to exist before God in the future. True to the saying, when John describes the tribes of Israel who will be sealed before the end time Tribulation starts, he left the name of the trible of Dan completely from it (Rev 7:4-8). Then the question comes up, then how can God's prophecy that they will judge his people as one of the twelve tribes can be fulfilled in the future Millenial Kingdom on earth?The answer to this has been clearly given by God in the immediate next verse that says, "I have waited for thy salvation, O LORD." (Gen.49:18). In other words, God wanted them to trust in the promise of God to keep them safe even up to the time of His Millenial Kingdom and keep expecting from the Lord to sustain them through hard times. Exactly according to this promise, God added their name again in the list of the tribes in the time of the Millenial Kingdom which he gave through Ezekiel the prophet (Ezek 48:1-8, 22-29). Through the time of the GREAT TRIBULATION, even though the tribe of Dan will not be sealed on their forehead during the this time for a special protection to keep them alive, God will keep His Promise because all of them will wait for the Messiah to come and save them from getting extinct forever. God will keep on His promises and strengthen those who will look to Him through their tough times, till his appointed time will come to pass.In our spiritual life, God saved us once and for all time when we received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior of our life. Then He sealed us with His Holy Spirit as a gurantee of keeping us saved till the day we will be resurrected in our BRAND NEW GLORIOUS BODY (Eph 1:13-14). But in between the time we are saved to the time we go on to be with Jesus forever, there will surely be times of great struggles that will come to us. During those times we should not look to ourselves but to God who strengthen us with His supernatural strength and who has also promised us that we who have come to Him for refuge in to His mighty hand will never ever be snatched out of it by any any demons, sin, sickness or even death (John 10:27-30; Rom 8:38-39). GOD IS FAITHFUL EVEN WHEN WE ARE FAITHFLESS TO HIM (2 Tim 2:13), BUT WE NEED TO ACCEPT THAT WE ARE WEAK BEFORE HIM IN HUMILITY AND LOOK TO HIS PROMISES RATHER THAN OUR FEELIINGS TO REACH THE DESTINATION WHICH HE HAS PREPARED FOR US. When we keep waiting for God's salvation we will sail through through the hurdles by God's grace with out getting in to any hidden snares of the devil and reach the destination safely. God only works for those who wait for him. Much Blessings.......
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "God, the Eternal God, is Love. Covet therefore that everlasting gift, that one thing which it is certain is going to stand, that one coinage which will be current in the universe when all other coinages of all the nations of the world shall be useless and unhonored." — Henry Drummond
"To bear the cross means that you refrain from doing what you have the power to do. You are qualified to fulfill your desire, yet you refrain from doing so. A person like this is the strongest person. The strongest person is not the one who is able to do something, but the one who is able not to do what he has the power to do." — Watchman Nee
”Discernment is not knowing the difference between right and wrong. It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.” – Charles H. Spurgeon
Hell is a lesson learned too late” - Anon
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "The love of God is like a man getting in to the sea from the seashore, the more he gets deeper in to it, the more He knows that it is still deeper." — Abraham Israel
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #25 : "Keep yourselves in the love of God." (Jude.21).
Ѧ℘☺﹩☂◎łḯ¢ €ϰ℘øüηḓ : When you get married to the love of your life, how do you maintain the fire of the love with which you have loved your spouse in the early days of your married life, when you have newly got married and fallen in love with each other passionately? It is a simple decision of living to please your sweet heart in all things which will keep the flame of love burning. In today's world, most marriages fail because both the spouses do not even think of the needs of others and much less think about living a life pleasing to their spouses.When a family disintegrates it starts first with the spiritual life of a man or a woman. God has instituted the husband and wife to become one in the One who holds them together in a spirtually unbreakable covenant of love in Himself (Matt 19:4-6). Spiritual intimacy between God, husband and wife is a Love triangle and a three fold cord of deep unconditional selfless Love that cannot be broken (Eccl 4:12).True intimacy between a husband and wife develops not just in physical intimacy, but in a spiritual intimacy that goes beyond getting or giving satisfaction to each other. The foundation of a society that keeps it strong and joyful in this life on earth depends upon how much of God is present in each of the family in a nation. A nation is as strong as its families put together. We cannot say we love our spouse and keep flirting with another woman or man. If there is no action behind the words we speak, it is all a empty lip-service which has no real value in real life situations. Jesus said to his followers, "...He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.” (John 14:21). Like in our earthly life and family, if we want a strong and a glorious relationship with God for now and for eternity ahead, we ought to have the commandments of Jesus in our heart and keep them constantly in our mind in order to allow it to influence our actions because of our love towards God. If we stick on to this basic, we will keep ourselves in the Love of God by LOVING JESUS WITH ALL OUR HEART and will truly experience the Love of God abundantly in our lives. Jesus has promised that when his followers love him, God will love them and Jesus Himself will love them and will shows his favour, grace and his strong fire of His love in their heart which will bring a heavenly joy in to their heart. THOSE WHO ARE IN LOVE WITH JESUS ARE THE MOST SERENE, TRANQUIL AND PEACEFUL PEOPLE YOU CAN FIND ON THIS PLANET EARTH, WHY DON'T YOU CHOOSE TO BE ONE! Wishes and Blessings....