Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ : "Give me one hundred preachers who fear nothing but sin and desire nothing but God, and I care not whether they be clergymen or laymen, they alone will shake the gates of Hell and set up the kingdom of Heaven upon Earth." — John Wesley
"The history of missions is the history of answered prayer. From Pentecost to the Haystack meeting in New England and from the days when Robert Morrison landed in China to the martyrdom of John and Betty Stam, prayer has been the source of power and the secret of spiritual triumph." — Samuel Zwemer
"We shall have all eternity in which to celebrate our victories, but we have only one swift hour before the sunset in which to win them." — Robert Moffat
"I have found that there are three stages in every great work of God; first, it is impossible, then it is difficult, then it is done." — Hudson Taylor
"Some missionaries bound for Africa were laughed at by the boat captain. "You'll only die over there," he said. But a missionary replied, "Captain, we died before we started." — Vance Havner
"The best prayers have often more groans than words." — John Bunyan
"Have you noticed how much praying for revival has been going on of late - and how little revival has resulted? I believe the problem is that we have been trying to substitute praying for obeying, and it simply will not work. To pray for revival while ignoring the plain precept laid down in Scripture is to waste a lot of words and get nothing for our trouble. Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience." — A.W. Tozer
"We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man." — Dwight L. Moody
"I have lived to thank God that all my prayers have not been answered." — Jean Ingelow
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ : "Some people say I will forgive the person who have wronged me but I won't forget what they have done towards me, because again they might hurt me in the same way if I forget. But I say that you cannot really forgive a person until you let go of their offence and by the grace of God see them as God see you, that is "forgiven and justified as though you have never sinned." You cannot forgive unless you learn to forget the offence done by someone against you." — Abraham Israel
"Forgiving and forgetting are two sides of the same coin. You only have a counterfeit unless you have both sides intact." — Abraham Israel
"It is not your aptitude but your thankful and grateful attitude towards God and men which will decide your spiritual altitude." — Abraham Israel
"You can be a great model if you have a good moral." — Abraham Israel
"You can be blessed by God only when you choose to have a blessed attitude to bless people when you see them prosper. If you are jealous towards others who prosper or who are better than you in something or the other, your bones will start to melt when actually you are wishing and expecting others to mangle away because of a bad and hateful gut feeling deep within you. When you bless others, you will be blessed." — Abraham Israel
"When your vision is to complete God's mission on earth, your decisions will be ruled over by heaven's position to aid your mission." — Abraham Israel
"When you have a true vision from heaven, your pro [i.e. supply] for the vision will be in His providence, the potential to receive the provision lies within the working of the vision itself." — Abraham Israel
"You are only as powerful as your last prayer." — Abraham Israel
"When you choose to lose what you have for God, God will choose to let loose what you cannot lose." — Abraham Israel
"All of God's will, will be done on earth, when a person's action actually becomes a reaction to God's action in heaven" — Abraham Israel
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Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #58: "At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you." (John 14:20).
There was a time in the life of apostles in which though they all walked with Jesus for nearly three and half years on earth hearing His sermons, seeing His radical life of purity, experiencing all the supernatural healing power, miracles and even seeing Jesus excercise unusual authority over the nature through His word, still they had this doubt about who is the Father that Jesus is speaking about always like the air that He breathed. When Jesus said at the end of his earthly life, “If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” (John 14:7). Trying to understand what Jesus said honestly, one of Jesus' disciple named Philip dared to ask Him the following question, "8 ...“Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. 11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves." (John 14:8-11). Here we see the natural heart of Jesus' disciples which were not born again at that time trying to understand the spiritual things that comes to be revealed intuitively through divine revelation in our spirit-man (1 Cor 2:11-14). It was a insult to ask Jesus the only begotten Son of God to show Him the Father who is in heaven, when He Himself has come to show and reveal the Father God's nature on earth as it is in heaven. “No one has seen God at any time; [except] the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” (John 5:37). Every human should understand that we do not have a physical capacity to see God face to face and live in this body (Exod 33:20). This is why Jesus who is God Himself just as His Father, has become human to reveal God the Father to us (John 1:1, 14; Heb 1:5, 8).
Because we being a finite creation of God do not have the capacity to comprehend the infinite God, God made man in His spiritual image through which He had planned to reveal Himself personally (Gen 1:27). But because of a wrong choice that our forefather took in the Garden of Eden, all humans lost this spiritual capacity to be connected with God and understand Him. This lost spiritual capacity to understand God was due to sin which is called by God as lawlessness toward God's purity and perfection that entered all of our lives from birth, which also brought death to all men on earth (Rom 5:12; 1 John 3:4). So all humanity were desperately trying like this apostle Philip to see God and understand Him without understanding, but all their efforts were in vain as no man can see God and live. Jesus came for this purpose, he became human as one among us and pacified God through his sinless perfect obedience to Him and thus God was pleased with His life and God began to again quicken all the spirit of those who would believe in Jesus (Rom 5:19). God again became the Father of all human spirits though Jesus (Heb 12:9). The spirit life which was lost in the Garden of Eden was regained by all those who believed Jesus and so He is called as the last Adam who is giver of life to our spirit (1 Cor 15:45). All those who believed Jesus were made righteous and as a result of it they were all positionally in the eyes of God became as righteous as Jesus is (Rom 5:19). This positional righteousness was given to all people who were declared as just men because of their belief in Jesus whose spirits were made perfect not because of their effort but as a gift from God (Heb 12:23). God made a way through Jesus to be just and be the justifier of all humans who come to Him through their belief (Rom 3:26, 21-22).
Jesus Himself explained this secret of spiritual life to all the disciples and apostles, but because they were not still born again, they were not able to comprehend this wonderful message of Jesus. After Jesus died on the Cross for all of our sins once and for all time (Heb 10:10, 12, 14), Jesus came and blew the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and their spirit-man was born again at that time (John 20:21-23). Thomas the apostle was missing at that time when Jesus came to awaken the spirit of his disciples and thus he was not ready to believe that Jesus rose from the dead when they told to him. Thomas the disciple of Jesus told that unless he sees with his eyes and touch the wounds of Jesus with his own hands, he will not believe that Jesus is alive. But Jesus graciously appeared to him again and said that, 'All can be born again and know Him in a blessed intimate way even without seeing Him if they just believe.' (John 20:24-29). The only precondition to receive this spirit awakening experience is to belive and accept Jesus as our Lord and God of our life (John 20:29). Thus we who have believed this have been born again gloriously and those who are not born again can also be easily born again in their spirit-man if they belive Jesus to be the Lord and God of their life (1 John 5:10). No disciples or apostles who received this spiritual awakening of being born again inside the recesses of their heart ever questioned about God (John 3:3-8). Why? Because God has become closer to them than the air that they were breathing and God started to move in to the core of their being consciously after this event (Acts 17:28). Once after being born again in their spirit-man inside them, they understood God in such a way of interpenetration that nobody have to explain to them the enigma passage which Jesus said in John 14:20 that says, "I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you". They knew all of it by revelation knowledge within them. THOSE WHO ARE BORN AGAIN GENUINELY BY THEIR BELIEF IN JESUS WILL ALSO KNOW THE MEANING OF THIS ENIGMA PASSAGE OF WHAT IT MEANS TO BE "JEUS IN THE FATHER GOD, WE IN JESUS AND JESUS IN US." It is good that we are born again gloriously by God's grace through His faith (Eph 2:8). But do not get satisfied with this initial born-again experience, go on higher... ALL OF US WHO BELIEVE IN JESUS MUST GO HIGHER IN OUR SPIRITUAL LIFE TO SEE GOD WORK IN OUR LIVES CONTINIOUSLY BY HAVING A PURE HEART (MATT 5:8). Others who have not yet taken Jesus seriously to surrender their lives to Him must do so now. Today is the day of your salvation (2 Cor 6:2). Praise the Lord!
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Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ :
"In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them." — A. W. Tozer
"God's choice acquaintances are humble men." — Robert Leighton
"The emphasis of holiness movements tends to be that God is producing specimens of holiness to put in His museum... God's purpose is not to perfect me to make me a trophy in His showcase; He is getting me to the place where He can use me. Let Him do what He wants." — Unknown
"Sir, we would see Jesus [John 12:21]. I never heard or read of better advice given for preachers of any age." — Unknown
"We fear men so much because we fear God so little. One fear cures another." — William Gurnall
"Making heaven on earth is our business." — William Booth
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Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Åґ☂ ◎ḟ ʟ☤√ḯη❡ #57: "I will shew thee what thou shalt do." (1 Sam.16:3).
God has promised us to show what we should do only as we keep moving in the path that He has already show us. Some people are never able to walk with God because they want all the information before they will step in to the endeavour God wants them to do. God never gives the full destination address before we start the journey He has told us to do in obedience to His voice. Even to Abraham in the Bible, God never gave a destination address to start his journey, God simply said, "Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you." (Gen 12:1). In other words God was saying to Abraham, first move by faith out of your country, family and father's house and then I will show you the land where you should move. Even though Abraham was only able to break the fleshly ties of family and father's house step by step through sovereign intervention, he obeyed God by faith and started to move without knowing the destination address (Heb 11:8; Acts 7:4; Gen 12:4). God wants us to walk by faith and only this kind of obedience to His voice can please God.
Even in my life when God first spoke to me in a vision and said, "Do my work and I will bless you...", I had many questions that I asked God to give me an answer for. First of all I said to God to give me the details of how I should work for Him. Then I thought about the many ways in which a person can work for God. When I chose to give up my own planned out future that I was forcing myself to reach in my professional career of software engineering, then I had my own plan made up in my mind of how to work for God in the ministry. With my puny little brain I began to map my future and work out the best possible way to do ministry for God. But worries began to clog my brain because I never had the resource to do it. As time went on and on, I was frustrated with my own plans and told God sincerely to fullfill His plans for my life.
Then God began to teach me about faith. How I need to walk in the little light I could see in the present time, so that when I walk further in obedience to Him, more light will shine forth on my way. This began to happen in my life. I started to trust God with my life and future and started to move in to the realm of faith where God only gave a little bit of clue to go forward every time I needed a direction. Amazingly every time I would move forward, a great peace of God will fill my heart. Then God miraculously met the needs of my life as I began to move forward in His ministry. For example, God directed me to join in a Bible college but I was promised only a little bit of help from my family. So I told my mom and everyone, as I join in the Bible college God will miraculously provide all my needs. I had faith in God's provision because of knowing His clear direction. It was a two years course, so they told if we perform well in the first semester the college will provide for the whole course. But suddenly when the second semester started, they changed the decision to support me financially, inspite of me performing well to be the first in the class. I do not know the exact reason, but they might have thought that I had enough with me to pay the meagre tution fees. They told me to pay the fees as soon as possible. But here I was asking the Lord, 'You told me that you will provide me with all that I need and I have nothing to pay and am not willing to ask anybody anything regarding this.' But you know what happened, God gave a burden to a Sister who helped us in our home when I was a little child, to support me financially for the Bible college. She called up my mom and conveyed this message to me. I was overjoyed and gave praise to the Lord who provides miraculously. Truly our God is our provider when we obey Him by faith. TRULY THE WAY OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN WHO WAKLS BY FAITH IS LIKE THE SUN SHINING BRIGHTER AND BRIGHTER UNTIL HE STARTS TO SEE THE NOON TIME GLORY OF GOD UPON HIS LIFE IN ZENITH (PROV 4:18).
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Å℘◎﹩☂øł☤ḉ ℚυ◎тℯṧ :
"If you believe you can do all things through Christ, you will do it because it is no more your strength but His supernatural strength working through you to accomplish all things." — Abraham Israel
"Waited time is never a wasted time when we are with God. Our delays are not denials, because God sees our destiny and positions us spiritually through delays for His right appointed timing for the miraculous. Without waiting for God neither will God move on our behalf, nor can we genuinely move on God's behalf as His ambassador." — Abraham Israel
"Always know your limit, then go safely beyond it by faith." — Abraham Israel
"God never asks us, 'If possible please could do a thing or two for Me', but only commands us to do it because he knows that we need a commander to guide us safely to our destiny, as we are all sheeps who only oblige to the stern voice of the master shepherd of our soul." — Abraham Israel
"When you want God to drive and guide you life, remember to give the driver seat to Jesus." — Abraham Israel
"Remember hearing is one thing, but obeying by the power of the Holy Spirit is altogether another thing. It is better to obey God and please Him, rather than sacrifice and do His work to dissapoint Him." — Abraham Israel
"God can get enthroned in our life only when we choose to dethrone our self." — Abraham Israel
"You can complain for the thorns or rejoice for the roses. It is your choice. Choose correctly!." — Abraham Israel
"We are only as good as our faith that purifies us for a godly living." — Abraham Israel
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Ḡґℯαт ℚυø⊥εṧ :
"The only things we can keep are the things we freely give to God." — C.S. Lewis
"The secret formula of the saints: When I am in the cellar of affliction, I look for the Lord's choicest wines." — Samuel Rutherford
"We are too busy to pray, and so we are too busy to have power." — R. A. Torrey
"A religion that costs nothing is worth nothing." — W.B. Dunkum
"Do not pray for easy lives, pray to be better men and women. Do not pray for tasks equal to your strength, pray for strength equal to your tasks." — Phillips Brooks
"It's Jesus - only Jesus" — Denny Kenaston
"God takes a safe course with His children, that they may not be condemned with the world, He permits the world to condemn them, that they may not love the world, the world hates them...." — Richard Sibbes
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