I want to share an incident with my Son last week. I usually make a big breakfast over the weekend. Since we were completely out of groceries, I went to store along with Silas (my son) to buy something to cook. He is always hungry at his fifteen years young age & this morning he was starving. I bought him a chocolate bar to eat in a car that can hold him till his breakfast is ready. As he started to open a chocolate wrap, I asked him a piece of chocolate. Even though he was exceedingly starving, he gave me a first piece of bar. This first piece of his chocolate showed me his honor, love, willingness to sacrifice for me. At that instant I thought; would God feel the same when we give him first place in everything?
· First love
· first fruits & tides
· first hour of a day
· first place among all relationships
· His Will as our first preference
· Sacrifice all & everything for Him
· List goes on & on……
5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
7And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Dear friends, how much God desires you to love him with all your heart, soul & might. It is our honor & privilege to understand that a creator of whole universe is longing for a special place in our hearts. Are we so important to Him? We are nothing but dust & ashes. How can I ignore Lord Almighty’s invitation to love Him? Yes, we will accept His invitation & pass it on to our children & grandchildren. As God demand us to: “thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children.”
As we read in Deuteronomy 6:5; God is not requesting but demanding to love Him.
Why is it so important to love God? On top of that Lord God is not demanding a simple love but with all of our heart & might. Isn’t God extremely demanding?
Your heavenly Father has commanded to Love Him FIRST; because it is the only way to joy, peace, fulfillment & victory in your physical & spiritual life.
Let me explain you the reason:
1. Your lover’s opinion will be most important in your eyes.
2. You will never hurt someone you love.
3. You will be willing to sacrifice in every area of life.
4. You would not mind to be last.
5. You will never be jealous.
6. You will be free from the sense of comparison.
7. You will do the things that your lover likes.
Our effort by force or obligation to do good, look good or do God commandments is not desired & acknowledged by God. Our effort of righteousness gives us pride of physical fulfillment; but our soul remains dead without the LOVE OF GOD. Many nations, religions & systems are established to proof superficial self-righteousness. Such works are similar as a verse below:
o Matthew 23:26 Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.
It is impossible to reach the perfection of humanity without knowing the love of God & loving Him back with the similar intensity. This is a new birth that you will experience when you learn to forgive all who hurt & mistreated you. It is your spiritual perfection which is impossible to discern without loving God. THAT’S WHY LORD MIGHTY GOD DEMANDED TO LOVE HIM FIRST. As Jesus told Pharisee, “cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also.”
From this first step we move into the fulfillment of God’s Will. We will do everything in our power to make God happy. You will not have to fight with flesh every minute to become righteous; but you will be transformed into a perfect being due to the power of LOVE. You will lose the lust of heart & mind. You will not know lust of women or men, riches of this world, desire of fun & entertainment, worldly ambitions. WORLDLY FULFILMENTS ARE SHALLOW & UNSATISFYING: BUT, POWER OF GOD’S LOVE IS THE ONLY WAY FOR YOUR PEACE, JOY, SATISFACTION, FULFILLMENT & SUCCESS.
My son Silas gave me the first piece if his chocolate in spite of his hunger. We give generously to only those who we love. We must give God out of love. LOVE GIFTS ALWAYS BRINGS RESULTS IN ABUNDENCE.
Your financial prosperity will come from the seed of faithfulness that you have sown. It is seed that gives birth to tree, and tree at maturity brings forth fruit that you will enjoy. Let’s read the verses below to understand.
22Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year.
23And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the LORD thy God always.
28At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
29And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
In verse 29 we learn the usefulness of our tithe. It is given to God’s servants who are assigned by God to save souls. It is also used for the needy & poor like stranger, fatherless, widow. God owns this universe. He doesn’t need your money. God has established His laws only to award us with a peace, joy & happiness on earth as well as afterlife. Can you imagine if each & every human being gives his tithe & it reaches the hands of God’s anointed servants to utilize it per God’s Will. Our earth will be a perfect place to live. It is only a dream now, because this world does not know the LOVE OF GOD.
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
Unfortunately we are living in a highly materialistic world where majority are cheaters & hypocrites who are not familiar with the LOVE OF GOD. Jesus mentioned that no one can reach the Kingdom of God without being born again. It is so true that LOVE OF GOD is the new birth that converts us into a God’s child.
23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
24Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel.
Each & every commandment of God is only for our fulfillment. I wish that our heart is touched by Holy Spirit today to give us a new heart of flesh but not of stone. ALL OF US NEED 'THE HEART OF GOD.”
It is my personal experience that from a day I gave myself to God, I am completely separated from earthly desire. I am a new person. Now God has full control over me. All my needs are met & satisfied by my Heavenly Father even before I ask them. Everyone who comes around me experience a peace & pure joy. You become a salt full of flavor when you know the Love of God. God’s Will is most important for me than anyone or anything else in my Life. It is my humble prayer that Lord Almighty God uses me abundantly to transform other people’s life. THERE IS NO GREATER SATISFACTION IN LIFE THAN A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. AMEN.
Shout of GOD’s desperate love for HIS sheep – for you!
Last week the HOLY SPIRIT led me to Ezekiel chapter 34. We will study the whole chapter in multiple sermons. Let’s read together what the Heart of the FATHER IN HEAVEN speaks to this generation today.
1 And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks? 3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them. 5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”
Oh, how much the heart of the LORD is aching at the vulnerable and destructive state of HIS sheep? The LORD had appointed the shepherds to lead HIS sheep in green pastures, to protect them from the attack of wolves and beasts, and to take care of them like a mother to her child. In our modern world many people consider Pastoral Services as a mere profession like accountant, nurse, secretary etc. They have adopted this profession to be their source of income. From the beginning, it was not so. To become a spiritual guide is a sacrificial service to the LORD. A true servant will serve GOD’s people not for income, but out of love of HIS sheep. True servants understand the value of the soul of each person living on Earth. True servants comprehend the ongoing spiritual war against the principalities of darkness over these souls. GOD does not take this matter easy! Why have mankind forgotten about this today? Many of the professional Church leaders have become ruthless. Their love for the things of the world, their lust of their own desires, and their worship to their own prominent stature in society has blinded them to the sufferings of GOD’s people. In verse 3 and 4 we read, “3 You eat the fat and clothe yourselves with the wool; you slaughter the fatlings, but you do not feed the flock. 4 The weak you have not strengthened, nor have you healed those who were sick, nor bound up the broken, nor brought back what was driven away, nor sought what was lost; but with force and cruelty you have ruled them.”
Oh, look at the tears of the FATHER IN HEAVEN: when HIS eyes look at the spiritually dead people all over the Earth. They are sufferings with stress, unhappiness, depression, suicidal desires, poverty, sicknesses, and broken relationships. How thirsty and hungry they look for the food of life; that can nourish their souls with peace, joy, satisfaction, happiness and all riches of Heaven and Earth. The only ointment available to heal the deep wounds of the suffering humanity is the Word of GOD- THE BIBLE. But, look around and see how HIS people are misled by News Media with the leading of these great leaders with a fake stamp of GOD on their forehead. They are the anointed one of devil to mislead the innocent humanity into the ugly clutches of evil. They are twisting and turning the teachings of the Scriptures to fit their evil lifestyle; and to favor the evil ones of this earth.
Oh how much this fallen humanity needs to hear the truth from the Heart of their FATHER IN HEAVEN; that only HE is the way, truth and life? But, GOD cannot find the true servants leading HIS sheep faithfully, sacrificially and lovingly. HIS sheep has scattered and become the food of the beast (devil). We read in verses 5 and 6, “5 So they were scattered because there was no shepherd; and they became food for all the beasts of the field when they were scattered. 6 My sheep wandered through all the mountains, and on every high hill; yes, My flock was scattered over the whole face of the earth, and no one was seeking or searching for them.”
We will continue the reading and understanding of the scriptures from Ezekiel chapter 34. In the last sermon we learned how the Heart of the FATHER in Heaven is seeking the justice done to HIS sheep. GOD is the Judge of all. HE is seeking to find good and sincere shepherds to watch over HIS beloved people. Why is this important issue for GOD? Why HE has to worry for us? Why the right guide and their guidance is such a critical matter today? Let’s dive deep into the ocean of HIS Word to understand this important concern of your LORD.
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7 ‘Therefore, you shepherds, hear the word of the Lord: 8 “As I live,” says the Lord God, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock”— 9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord! 10 Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
Should we consider all the spiritual teachers, counselors, Pastors, Rabbis, Reverends, and all designated authorities in the religious institutions are corrupted? No! GOD is not blaming all. I personally know many Pastors and Rabbis; who are serving the LORD with complete faithfulness. One time I told my Pastor that the more he speaks the truth from the pulpit; the more I pray for him and his family. But, the fact is that such faithful servants are not found in great numbers.
You are also observing the mind blowing misinterpretation of GOD’s commandments all over the world by the major denominations and renowned religious groups. The heart breaking issue is that they are carrying the Name of GOD on them. A little act on their part towards ‘representation of the true Will of GOD’ to the public goes out to the world in seconds through news media. They have twisted the truth of GOD’s commandment to suit their own evil doings. Satisfaction of the flesh is a greater priority to them, than the saving of souls, and sanctification of the spirit in the will of the LORD. Isaiah 5:18, “Woe to those who draw iniquity with cords of vanity, And sin as if with a cart rope;”
The will of the LORD is perfect for all mankind, and devil is at war against GOD’s will. Why? Because, satan knows that his days are numbered. We read in Revelation 12:12, “Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Truthfully devil knows that we are living in End Times; but mankind is denying this fact. Why? Because they love this temporary earth and its temptations more than the GOD and HIS Will.
We ‘humans’ have very limited vision and hearing without the counsel of the HOLY SPIRIT. We are seeking the things only in the physical realm; but GOD is looking at the physical as well as in the spiritual realm. In 2 Corinthians 4:18 we learn that, “while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.” See what your FATHER in Heaven is looking at in verse 8 of Ezekiel 34, “My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock…” I wish you can see the tears in the eyes of your GOD, when devil is tearing apart his sheep in pieces. This sheep of GOD has been strayed away from HIM very deceptively through many channels.
Satan is one of the best psychologists. Devil controls mind with an inborn sin of pride, ego and greed generative in every human flesh due to sin. Let me explain you how. GOD has instructed mankind to run away from the temptations of the world, because the prince of the air is devil. Ephesians 2:2 “in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,” You will not disagree with me that mankind had never been engrossed in the lust of their temptations of the things of the world ever before; more than in today’s scientifically advanced society. The whole world is lost in the lust of newer things like cars, cell phones, computer and many other gadgets. Technology is not evil, but worshipping technology is evil. Satan is using these resources to separate mankind from their GOD extensively. We can use the same technology to glorify and serve GOD; rather than using them to entertain us 24/7. The entertainment media is a number one resource of the forces of darkness, to separate us from our GOD. The more people lust after the luxuries and temptations of the world, the more miserable and unsatisfied they get. They become bonded in devil’s trap. They become what GOD says, “My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field”, Satan even tried to tempt JESUS of the glory of the world, if HE would bow before him. In Matthew 4 we read, “8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”10 Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.’” The only way mankind can overcome the tricks of devil is by doing what JESUS told satan, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.”
Satan’s best resource to devour GOD’s people is evil shepherds like Judas Iscariot. Matthew 26 “14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. 16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.” The greed was the reason of betrayal of Judas; and for the same very reason many others have done the same. The lust of the wealth and treasures of this earth have blinded many shepherds of GOD to betray HIM. They will support the work of devil for sake of their personal gain and for their worldly reputation. They will not fear GOD to mislead HIS sheep into the self made doctrines to suit the pursuits of the sinners and evil doers of this world. They change the truth of GOD with lies. They will call evil good and good evil. They will support the evil cause of the prestigious and wealthy rulers of this earth. They will not fear the LORD, but they will fear the men in power. Satan had always used the influential spiritual leaders in power to devour GOD innocent sheep. Satan is still using the same strategy today; because the logo of GOD is hanging on the neck of these corrupted and greedy leaders of the Churches or Temples. What other best resource devil can find to mislead the precious and innocent sheep scattered all over the world. Looking at evil works of so called GOD’s people innovate common people to walk away from GOD. They are becoming the food of the forces of darkness, due to the many Judas Iscariots all over the world. The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY of this universe will Judge them fairly; as we read, 9 therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the Lord! 10 Thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
So far we have learned about the disappointment of GOD toward the appointed ministers or the spiritual leaders. They have failed in their incompetence and faithlessness toward GOD’s will. They improvised the mentoring and leading of the people, of the Churches, and of the Nations; in the truth of GOD’s Word. Is it not true that the mankind may fail, but the LORD of this Universe never fails?
“Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
GOD – who is a keeper and sustainer of everything, protects HIS people with the work of HIS own Hands. The LORD GOD ALMIGHTY gave us HIS Son “the LORD JESUS CHRIST” to shepherd HIS lost sheep. We read what JESUS said:
11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
Oh! How exciting is it to worship such a perfect GOD. Read what your GOD is saying here:
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God, the True Shepherd
11 ‘For thus says the Lord GOD: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. 12 As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. 13 And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country. 14 I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel. 15 I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD. 16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
The precious promises of the LORD lifts us up to the astounding level where no man of power on earth can give. The LORD said that HE will HIMSELF lead HIS sheep. Who can devour HIS people when their GOD is their Shepherd? Who can stagger them, when the LORD GOD is their Refuge, Leader, Protector, Guide, Teacher, Savior, King and the Priest?
Our LORD had, has and will deliver HIS people from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day. Truthfully, we are rescued out of the hopeless situations; such as – our sinful nature with addictions and temptations of the world; that makes our life like a cloudy and a dark day. HIS sheep is abandoned in the darkest and life threatening state, by those who knowingly misguided them to the gates of Hell. The gates of Hell are not only the Hell fire in the next life, but the life on earth also turns into a Hell Fire in the form of broken marriages, broken home, rebellious children, poverty, sickness, demonic oppression, evil characteristics, and evil of heart. But GOD can, and will deliver HIS hurting mankind; because our Shepherd- the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY said: “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.”
Do we think not how our transgressions can be changes into a joyous redemption? Where sufferings of life are? They have left us, not because of our good works, but because of our GOD’s intervention in the midst of our cloudy and dark life situations. Oh! How much we can worship and praise our Shepherd “GOD”; who can restore our broken families, broken heart, broken ambitions, broken situations, broken hopes, broken desires and broken lives. Union with GOD is the only way to spent all the days of our lives – without divorce – without fight – without sorrows- without sickness– without poverty - without addiction – without rebellious in home, and without any other sort of heartaches. Yes, all of this is possible: when the sheep will follow her shepherd, when sheep will trust the guidance of her shepherd, when the sheep learns to be humble and obey her shepherd. Truly, the failures of our life can turn into victories when we make GOD the head of our household. Read again the comforting promise of the LORD for you. In Ezekiel 34:15-16 we read, “I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD. “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”
My precious families of GOD: do not let the failures of man rob you away from trusting your true and faithful Shepherd- the Shepherd who laid down HIS life for you 2000 years ago – HE is your Messiah, and HIS Name is the LORD JESUS CHRIST. JESUS said in John 10:11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.”
Sometimes we hear about man or women of GOD who failed in their personal lives with unfortunate situations like stealing the treasures of the Churches, raping the children, and many other infirmities. Multitudes reject to follow GOD because of such failing examples. Few of my colleagues I was working with at a Bank once said, “Why should we hear these popular ministers- look at their millionaire’s lifestyle that they live out of the pledges they gather from many innocent people? I answered them, “but it is not GOD’s fault! Why do you reject GOD for this? You don’t have to listen to them, but listen to GOD. Follow GOD and listen to HIS voice right from HIS Word. Read Bible and get connect to your Creator. Secondly, because of few black sheep, do not consider that all are evil. GOD still has many faithful servants out there. You will find a good Church to worship, and for the communion of saints. Praise the LORD that most of the people I worked with are believers and got saved.
In the reading and learning of Ezekiel chapter 34; we learned about GOD’s disappointment with the well renowned representatives of religions. They are wearing the tag of GOD- but are obeying the will of their father “devil”. The corrupted leaders of the religion were equally evil in the time of prophet Ezekiel; as the leaders we see today in our generation. This is the reason that the LORD has put it in my heart to speak of this chapter. I can clearly see the tears in the eyes of the LORD of the Universe, when HIS innocent people are directed to the path of death and hell by these world famous preachers and teachers – due to their false teachings. Let’s read what your real Father in Heaven wants you to know.
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God, the True Shepherd
17 ‘And as for you, O My flock, thus says the Lord God: “Behold, I shall judge between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. 18 Is it too little for you to have eaten up the good pasture, that you must tread down with your feet the residue of your pasture—and to have drunk of the clear waters, that you must foul the residue with your feet? 19 And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet.”
What is the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY pointing to in verses 17 and 18? Do you witness the same today in our world? If you can distinguish between the darkness and the light – then you can understand what GOD is relating here. GOD will judge between evil and good, between sheep and sheep, between rams and goats. All those who are busying misrepresenting the righteousness and justice of the WORD of GOD with their own ideology – only to befit their personal gains in fame, name and wealth of the world- will be severely judged. Try to visualize from GOD prospective for how their evil teachings and counsel do to HIS precious sheep (people). GOD sees HIS people trodden down under the feet of evil, to be abused in the evil works of the devil. These evil teachers first fouled and trampled the Holy Word of GOD under their corrupted feet; and then feed their corrupted teachings to the flock of GOD. Look what GOD says in verse 19, we read, “And as for My flock, they eat what you have trampled with your feet, and they drink what you have fouled with your feet.” Oh! If these men or women of much fame could understand the fear of the counsel of the LORD – they would have lead multitudes to the truth, light, life and eternal heaven. But, look at this poor and innocent mankind, who are seeking to be led by these spiritual representatives - trusting them over their life on earth and their eternal life- how are they crushed under the wrong teachings in the Name of GOD. Oh- how these innocent sheep counted in millions is looking in faith at these leaders for the direction of the truth; but are they hearing the truth? – when GOD’s Word is twisted around to suit the pursuits of these evil counselors? What would GOD – the King of kings and the Lord of lords – the JUDGE of the Justice: will do to such spiritual leaders? Let’s find the answer in the next verses from the reading of GOD’s Word.
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20 ‘Therefore thus says the Lord God to them: “Behold, I Myself will judge between the fat and the lean sheep. 21 Because you have pushed with side and shoulder, butted all the weak ones with your horns, and scattered them abroad, 22 therefore I will save My flock, and they shall no longer be a prey; and I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 I will establish one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them—My servant David. He shall feed them and be their shepherd. 24 And I, the Lord, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the Lord, have spoken.
Praise the LORD GOD ALMIGHTY, who is our Shepherd. As there is no fear in the presence of the LORD, similarly there is no doubt that the fallen humanity will not be sheltered in the Arms of the LORD. Where are the Pharisees, Sadducees & Essenes of today’s generation? Where is the justice and righteousness? Where is the light that can shine away all the darkness, evil and sufferings of the world? We miss it everywhere. But the Day of the LORD is on hand, when goodness, truth, peace, joy, righteousness and justice of the LORD will rule the earth. It is impossible with man’s rule; because the heart of the man is evil from the beginning. But, the LORD of the Universe has promised a Savior from the loins of the King David – who will rule the earth with the righteousness and justice. The promised Messiah of the Universe came about 2000 years ago – born from the loins of the David – to build HIS Kingdom on Earth, as it is in Heaven. Since then, the preaching is going out to the ends of the world with a shout that, “behold the Kingdom of GOD has come”. The Spiritual Kingdom is building in faith of the YESHUA – the LORD JESUS CHRIST. This Temple or the Church of GOD is not finished yet. It will be a finished work of salvation, on the second coming of the YESHUA -LORD JESUS CHRIST. We can enter into HIS Kingdom through repentance of sins in the Name of LORD JESUS. Why in HIS Name, because no one else died for our sins except of the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Our YESHUA - JESUS said Matthew 7, “13 “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. 14 Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.” The choice is yours. Which gate you will pick; the gate through which almost the whole world is entering into (gate of death and destruction)? Or you will choose the narrow gate of life and salvation – where only few will come into? The choice is yours! Would you open your ears to the teachings of the false teachers? Or, would you hear the voice of the GOD’s chosen servants who are shouting from the mountain tops to “straight your ways for the Day of the LORD is near”. I humbly request you to seek the truth, life and light; because the Hell is as real as the Heaven. Praise the LORD for HIS Word and HIS Good Will. Please read the promise of GOD that shall be fulfilled for HIS people who thirst for HIS Holy counsel.
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25 “I will make a covenant of peace with them, and cause wild beasts to cease from the land; and they will dwell safely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. 27 Then the trees of the field shall yield their fruit, and the earth shall yield her increase. They shall be safe in their land; and they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have broken the bands of their yoke and delivered them from the hand of those who enslaved them. 28 And they shall no longer be a prey for the nations, nor shall beasts of the land devour them; but they shall dwell safely, and no one shall make them afraid. 29 I will raise up for them a garden of renown, and they shall no longer be consumed with hunger in the land, nor bear the shame of the Gentiles anymore. 30 Thus they shall know that I, the Lord their God, am with them, and they, the house of Israel, are My people,” says the Lord God.’
31 “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God.
The Kingdom of GOD on Earth is not a fiction; but it will come to pass in a physical reality. Fortunately, we are the last generation of the Last Days. We are witnessing the sharp escalation of evil and immorality as the Bible predicted. We are also witnessing the fulfillment of the End Times Prophecies before our eyes. The natural disasters are increasing daily. Our Earth is beginning to end. Praise the LORD that the evil and the grounds on which the evil is grounded will very soon end. It will to be replaced with the new earth where Kingdom of GOD will prevail; and the LORD will tell us, “31 “You are My flock, the flock of My pasture; you are men, and I am your God,” says the Lord God”
ALL THE PRAISES AND GLORY GOES TO OUR LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.
God bless you all!
Servant of the LORD JESUS CHRIST
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Today we will learn about our very common reaction at times of testing or trouble.
Numbers 11 from Holy Bible will help us to understand:
· How sin & complains bring God’s wrath in our lives.
· How God’s servants should deal with unbearable or unmanageable situations.
· How God provide solution to His servant’s needs, request & prayers.
· How God punishes us rightfully.
· How & in what way God Spirit (prophecy) is vital for God’s servants & how good it is if everyone is filled with His glorious Holy Spirit.
Let’s read it together:
1And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.
Dear friends, you will agree with me that we all are always eager to complain & blame God for negative situations in our lives. We will not look at many other great blessing in our lives, but will focus on single difficult & tough situation that we are in today.
God rescued Israelis from slavery of Egyptians, stood beside them like a pillar of shelter, restoration, provider & redeemer. For forty years their clothes & shoes didn’t worn out. God comforted them from a scorching sun & lighted them in darkest nights. Provided plentiful food & drink with His own mighty hands. They were not thankful for what God gave them; but complained for what they don’t have at this time. Don’t we do the same most of the times?
2And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the fire was quenched.
3And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
Why did fire quenched when Moses prayed?
Because God hears those who walk in faith with God. Moses was 100% faithful to God. The power of prayer should not be underestimated. James 5:16-18 declares, "…The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective. Elijah was a man just like us. He prayed earnestly that it would not rain, and it did not rain on the land for three and a half years. Again he prayed, and the heavens gave rain, and the earth produced its crops." God definitely listens to prayers, answers prayers, and moves in response to prayers of the righteous.
4. And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat?
5We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick:
6But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes.
7And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.
8And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.
9And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.
In this passage we read how lust of multitudes brought a rivalry among Israelis. Our focus is always physical needs than spiritual fulfillment. Why would they complain about missing delicious meals, BUT NOT MOSES?
Moses was spiritually reformed within Almighty God. It is our spiritual weakness that causes us to worship our physical desires. If we love God first & desire His relationship like God’s prophets & servants did; we will never complain. We get filled with physical lust, only when we are weak spiritually. We turned into a miserable complainer when we worship ourselves, our physical needs, we recite all the time: me>me>me> ME> ME> ME……….. & it continues forever until we get saved through a relationship with Almighty God through His only begotten son Lord Jesus Christ. ONLY THEN, we can reject ME>ME>ME; only through the assistance of Holy Spirit that we can get from our Lord & Savior -Jesus Christ.
There is a simple formula to measure our critical, nagging & impatient nature in comparison to relationship with only one God who created you in His image. Peace, joy & satisfaction are the gifts for all who cling to Lord Almighty God.
Relationship with God NO Relationship with God
Peace & Satisfaction Misery, Criticism & dissatisfaction
Oh, how much our world needs Almighty God?
28Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
Let’s continue to read Numbers 11 to understand God’s wisdom.
10Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.
11And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?
12Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
13Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.
14I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.
15And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.
Verses 10 to 15 are for God’s servants or pastors. Any worldly title you might have; you carry a great burden of perish, congregation or people who look at you as God’s servant. You need to be reflection of our High Priest Lord Jesus Christ; a picture of absolute sacrifice until death. Yes, you might be weary & tired; facing sickness & troubles from every direction: but you will sacrifice yourself over the needs of helpless sheep & lamb who Lord has given you to mentor & nourish until He comes back. Remember, servants will be judged severely if they are not faithful with their service.
Moses is a picture of God’s perfect servant who sacrificed his whole life for His people. At this time of physical & emotional breakdown, he came to God for help. Yes my dear servants of God: You do the same. God will hear & provide help as He did for Moses. Let’s read more to understand.
16And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
17And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.
In verse 16 & 17 Lord provided supporting assistants to Moses. Important thing is a role of Holy Spirit in a church. Lord’s servants are constantly at war with servants of Satan (evil principalities & powers). How can they survive without Holy Spirit? This is a reason we are nothing without Holy Spirit, that’s why God said to Moses, “and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.”
Lord Mighty God has given a great message in the next verses. God will give what they asked for: Lust for the food.
18And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.
19Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;
20But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?
21And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.
22Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?
23And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
God is determined to grant Israelis a desire of their heart due to His mercy & for the sake of His servant’s prayers for them. Don’t we receive Lord’s mercies because of His everlasting love; in spite of our weakness in every area of life? How wonderful is His unconditional love for us. Thank you our Lord Mighty God.
In next verses we will learn the deep secret that is a desire of God’s heart for each & every one of us.
24And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
25And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.
27And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.
28And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.
29And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!
30And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.
Let me share a word of knowledge that Lord has put into my heart. Lord imparted spirit of Moses to 70 men to anoint them with the same spirit that Moses had. Moses had the spirit of a mighty leader to lead children of God.
God anointed the appointed seventy men with the Holy Spirit: “when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.”
What is so special about prophesying?
· It is the only gift that can see into the mind of Lord Almighty God.
· It is the only way to communicate with God & receive the knowledge of God’s Will.
· All leaders, minister & servants cannot do one thing right without this gift.
· God gave gift of prophecy to each & every prophet. It is the only tool of companionship & friendship with their God.
· PROPHECY IS THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW THE HEART & MIND OF GOD. ONLY WAY TO LEARN THE TRUE MEANING OF HIS WORD. IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO THE WISDOM OF ALMIGHTY GOD.
· It help God servants to be a perfect leaders for His people.
As we read in next verses: how prophecy impact on multitudes. It is the best way to nourish & save souls.
1 Corinthians 14
1Follow after charity, and desire spiritual gifts, but rather that ye may prophesy.
2For he that speaketh in an unknown tongue speaketh not unto men, but unto God: for no man understandeth him; howbeit in the spirit he speaketh mysteries.
3But he that prophesieth speaketh unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.
4He that speaketh in an unknown tongue edifieth himself; but he that prophesieth edifieth the church.
As the desire of God’s heart is; as Moses answered: “would God that all the LORD'S people were prophets, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them!”
Our final lesson will be the consequences of man’s lust. Let’s read next verses to learn about it.
31And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.
32And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.
33And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people, and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.
34And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because there they buried the people that lusted.
Addictions & lust is our greatest enemy that God will not tolerate.
LUST makes us miserable losers in life. We fail because we don’t want to know our redeemer God. Only God satisfies us deep in our souls & eradicate spirit of lust from each & every core of our soul & BODY.
By which He has granted to John His precious and exceedingly great promises; that through these John may become a partaker of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world by lust. (2 Pet. 1:4)
Dear friends: I don’t know who you are? What faith you were born in? or what is your belief?
TODAY I WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT FOR YOU. SEEK THE TRUTH.
Jesus Christ said: FRUIT IS JUDGED BY IT’S TREE.
There is only one TREE OF LIFE in this whole universe: “LORD JESUS CHRIST”.
It is the most difficult decision to look at things differently than our childhood believes. Because we are in blind love of our circumstances & people with us. BUT ONLY LOVE OF GOD CAN HELP US KNOW THE ONLY ONE TRUE WAY TO THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
Our only way of Survival
Today, I will share a passage that will help us in times of tribulations. Lesson in the passage of Bible will help us understand the sensible or smart way to survive in unfavourable situations, when things are out of our hands & we are totally depending at LORD's mercy & help. Let's read & understand with the guidance of Holy Spirit.
1 Kings 17
1-And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.
We all know about the mighty Prophet of God " Elijah". He was sent by LORD GOD to pronounce God's Judgment in the form of Femine. We all know that when man's sins reaches to an unbearable level- Judgment comes with it.
In the next part of we will learn the secret of survival in these times of judgments. How can righteous will not suffer but prosper?
Let's learn HOW?
Let's learn more from the story of this widow who is a picture of blind trust & obedience.
8-And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying,
9-Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
10-So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink.
11-And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand.
Elijah asked this widow women for a drink of water & bread. It was a tough obedience to give someone when you are ready to prepare the last meal before dying. Yes, in this tough time of femine she had supply of food only for the last meal of her life.
Let's read what did she do?
12-And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die.
In verse 12 we read that this widow knows that in this time of Femine she & her son will not survive;because there was not food or water anywhere.
13-And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son.
In verse 13 we learn the greatest secret. Widow did not know that the man who has walked her way is a Prophet of GOD. Still she trusted him when he said "Fear not; go and do as thou hast said." You know that tough times are the greatest teacher in our lives. Hopelessness help us to seek a way to HOPE. This is a reason why God saves most souls in an hour of trials.
Yes, OUR LORD GOD is a merciful God who will never leave you or forsake you in times of pain, suffering & troubles. Those who still rely & trust GOD in their worst situations - HE will sent you a supernatural help to get you out of trouble.
14-For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth.
Verse 14 is a hope for all the people of God, who only trust & obey HIM in their worst & painful trials of this life on Earth. God who is our ALL in ALL - is our only provider in times of need.
You know that God steps in when we give up. GOD CAN DO WHAT WE CANNOT DO. In simple words we learn to humble ourself when we start to understand the powers of God over ALL &ALL.
15-And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days.
Verse 15 teaches us to be practical & do the WILL OF GOD. This widow women trusted & obeyed his request. Obedience is a seed that grows into a tree of life in God & brings the fruits of righteouness that will HELP US SURVIVE IN CURRENT HOUR OF JUDGMENTS ALL OVER THE EARTH. Yes, my friends: seek God whole heartedly.
16-And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah
Verse 16 is a fulfillment of a promise of OUR LORD MIGHTY GOD. Trust HIM. Who can be more reliable & powerful than our own resources. Our efforts will be worthless if God is not on our side. Yes, God will hold you tight in His loving & caring arms. As LORD provided this widow & prospered her when everyone else suffered- LORD will do the same for you in the current & upcoming judgements of earth.
Do not hold the HAND OF GOD but CLING TO HIM. HOLD HIM TIGHT & DO NOT LET HIM GO - Just like Jacob. This is why we all say, "God of Jacob".
Many are called & Few are Chosen
I am not a teacher or very proficient in the wisdom of word of God; but Holy Spirit will lead to help us understand His Word.
What does it means that, ‘many are called & few chosen?’
16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
In this verse God is welcoming all humble & meek. Arrogant, self-important, proud & self-righteous have no part in God. God resist the proud, “he that humbleth himself shall be exalted, and he that exalteth himself shall be abased”. Lord Mighty God has called many but only those are chosen & elected who deny themselves & are ready to pick up their own cross to walk in His Will. “For many are called, but few chosen.”
12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering;
16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
This verse is referring God’s appointed servants. True servants bear fruits of righteousness that brings forth great harvest for Lord Mighty God. These elect are sent out all over the world to be His witnesses. Their fruit is accepted & never stolen by enemy. Since they become one heart & soul in God’s love; their prayers reach throne of God due to their mediator Lord Jesus Christ who is the only way & hope.
In John 17:6-19; Lord Jesus Christ is praying or talking to His Father Almighty God about His servant/ chosen/elect. It is very important to understand why His chosen are apart from others.
Jesus Prays for His Disciples
6 “I have manifested Your name to the men whom You have given Me out of the world. They were Yours, You gave them to Me, and they have kept Your word. 7 Now they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You. 8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them, and have known surely that I came forth from You; and they have believed that You sent Me.
9 “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours. 10 And all Mine are Yours, and Yours are Mine, and I am glorified in them. 11 Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave Me I have kept; and none of them is lost except the son of perdition, that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in themselves. 14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.
In these precious verses Jesus Christ is referring about His twelve disciples & all servants appointed until the end of age. These are chosen one are given to Lord Jesus Christ by His Father. “They were Yours, You gave them to Me.”
What is so unique about these elected servants of God?
· Kept God’s Word.
· Understood & accepted Lord Jesus Christ has come from Father. “they have known that all things which You have given Me are from You.”
· They are mediator between Lord Jesus Christ & whole world. Perfect chain of command. They receive Word directly from Heavenly Father through His son Jesus Christ. No one can reach mind of God due to sin. God is pure. But, blood of Jesus Christ has brought that lost relationship back. This is a reason that we all need Jesus Christ for salvation. These servants of God are appointed elect given by Father to His son to connect with the whole world. “8 For I have given to them the words which You have given Me; and they have received them,”
· Their heart is not attached to this world & its desires. Diamond is dust in their eyes. This Satan’s world does not belong to God & His servants do not fit in either. “I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.” These servants know that world hates them, but it not important to them because God & His opinion is their only concern.
· They are transformed to be pure like God. God guard “them from the evil one.” This is a very unique sign of God’s elects. They start to see, think & talk like God. God takes them to a 100% perfection of purity where they become one in God through an intimated love & connection through Lord Jesus Christ. This is reason why Jesus told His disciples in John 20:23 that, “Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.” Be aware that you should not be deceived by so called priests or servant of God who are wolf in sheep’s skin. God’s elect are not labeled professional church ministers who get graduated as pastors from schools established in world. I am talking about God’s chosen elected servants whose teacher is Jesus Christ. They can speak only through the guidance of Holy Spirit. I am not saying that all pastors are not God’s children. These are ones who made a choice to live for God. God helps them too, to guide His sheep: BUT THEY ARE NOT 100% PURE SAINTS OF GOD. It is important to recognize this difference. One who do not care about earthly needs & live a simple, humble life without greed. Tree is judged by its fruits. As Jesus said, “They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world.”
God’s reward for His chosen servants is:
4 Around the throne were twenty-four thrones, and on the thrones I saw twenty-four elders sitting, clothed in white robes; and they had crowns of gold on their heads. 5 And from the throne proceeded lightnings, thunderings, and voices. Seven lamps of fire were burning before the throne, which are the seven Spirits of God.
Verses 20-26 is referring about: Matthew 20:16
16 So the last will be first, and the first last. For many are called, but few chosen.”
Let’s read & understand what is a position of, “multitudes that are called through the gospel through God’s elected servants of God.”
Jesus Prays for All Believers
20 “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word; 21 that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me. 22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I in them, and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.
24 “Father, I desire that they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am, that they may behold My glory which You have given Me; for You loved Me before the foundation of the world. 25 O righteous Father! The world has not known You, but I have known You; and these have known that You sent Me. 26 And I have declared to them Your name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
Lord Jesus Christ not only prayed for His chosen; but also for all who are called to enter into the Kingdom of God. Let read verse 20 again, “I do not pray for these alone, but also for those who will believe in Me through their word.”
We will learn the importance & worth of all who are called.
· They will receive the union with Heavenly Father & Lord Jesus Christ. Holy Spirit is poured on all who are called (who will believe in Lord Jesus Christ through the Gospel sent out to them). What a marvelous gift is given, as Lord Jesus said: “they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You.”
· Another amazing gift they will get is a glory of God. Lord Jesus Christ will bestow His Glory over all who will receive Him as their Lord & Savior. What is reason to transfer this glory to all believers? Because they will be united with their Heavenly Father. As Jesus Christ said, “the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one:”
· They will rejoice & live their eternity with Lord Jesus Christ in the Kingdom of God. As Lord said, “they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am.”
· They will be transformed into a perfect being through a perfect transformation through guidance of Holy Spirit within them that they receive as a gift of salvation from Heavenly Father. Love of God will be rooted in their heart that will help them to overcome this world’s desires & sins. Love of God is a key to salvation that is sown only through their acceptance of Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior. As Lord said, “that they may be made perfect in one.”
· It is Lord’s desire to spend eternity with them. As Lord said,” they also whom You gave Me may be with Me where I am”.
Here is a marvelous gift of all who are called & they willingly accepted Lord Jesus Christ as their Lord & Savior.
A Multitude from the Great Tribulation
9 After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, 10 and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!”
WHAT A PERFERT PLAN OF GOD. SAVING OF SOULS THROUGH PERFECT CONNECTION FROM HEAVENLY FATHER TO THE SON LORD JESUS CHRIST TO THE ELECT & FINALLY TO ALL WHO ARE CALLED FOR SALVATION. A PERFECT HARMONY FOR KINGDOM OF GOD.
Meaning & Power of Love
Today we will learn about the true meaning & power of LOVE.
I believe in the wisdom of Holy Spirit; that LOVE is the only weapon that can help us to be a winner of life on earth and most vital of all a KINGDOM OF GOD.
WHY A LOVE IS A WEAPON?
Because without love you will be the biggest failure in every situation of your life. Tell me one thing. Would you sacrifice something little or big thing you desire for someone you love. Without these little sacrifices everyday of your life - you will be the most miserable & lonely person.
Today, we are all witnessing that LOVE is fading away from our life style. LOVE is taken over by GREED & SELFISNESS. If we closely hear to our parents & grandparents, they often talk about the great relationships in & outside the families. People were satisfied with little, patient, humble & caring. Day after day it is all becoming scarce & rare.
Satan is our worst enemy who has stolen the seed of love from whole humanity. We see the broken houses everywhere. Divorces are raging to the highest degree in human history. We never think about the children who will suffer due to insecurity of broken house. It is because of a lack of LOVE in our soul - which makes us self lovers & selfish. I have never seen people satisfied & peaceful after such decisions.
These verses help us to understand God's desire of a family structure.
22 Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is head of the church; and He is the Savior of the body. 24 Therefore, just as the church is subject to Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in everything.
25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her,.......
What a perfect families we will see around us if husbands can love their wives to such a level that a husband will not hesitate to die for his wife - just like Jesus Christ died for saving His bride. How can a woman will not honor such a husband. What a perfect children they will give to their society & world. LOVE IS A WINNING WEAPON THAT SATAN HATES & STRIVE TO STEAL FROM OUR HEART.
Our innocent children need father & mother both. Their innocent personalities shatters due to absence of consolation, love, moral support & help from their own biological parents. With our selfish decision - we have supported Satan to take over our own children & let them devour like a roaring lion. You an easily observe the increase in youth addictions of suicides, drugs, sex & every sort of unethical life style. Selfishness of parents has given their children to destroy in this life & finally take them with him to hell - eaternal fire. Please read this verse as a wake up call.
1 Peter 5:8
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
I want to share my witness with you today.
I had seven days left to finalize my divorce. One evening, I was standing on my apartment's galary & thought obout my selfishness towards my children who need their dad in their life. Until that moment, I was only focused on my hearting feelings. Even though I did not wanted to get back with my husband out of love for him - but I sacrifices myself for my children's sake & united back with my husband. I called the attorney next day to stop this divorce.
I think Lord God guided me to the right path. My huband changed completely. He is a great father & husband now. There is no winning in life without good sacrifices. I am pleased that my son is supported by his dad at the sensitive age of 15 in hundreds of his physical & emotional needs. My daughter at the age of 12 have a supporting father whose love & fear is so much need at teenage. Satan wanted to steal & destroy my home, peace & love BUT MY PRECIOUS LORD MIGHTY GOD RESTORED IT FOR ME.
These verses will help us to understand the power of LOVE.
Read this verse below. It will help you to understand the power of LOVE.
1 Corinthians 13
4 Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; 5 does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; 6 does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
LEARN TO LOVE GOD & OBEY HIS WILL & COMMANDMENT OUT OF PURE LOVE, HONOR, RESPECT & FEAR OF A PERFECT HEAVENLY FATHER. God gave you His these teaching not for Himself -but for your own good here on earth as well as after death.
“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Verse below is a winning card for you all.
36"Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law" 37Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' 38This is the first and greatest commandment. 39And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' 40All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments."
LOVE OF GOD FOR YOU. SEE BELOW:
2 Chronicles - Chapter 36:15
And the LORD God of their fathers sent to them by his messengers, rising up betimes, and sending; because he had compassion on his people, and on his dwelling place.
God has given you this message out of compassion for you. May be this is the last warning for you today. Who knows if this is the last hour of our life? I beg you to open your heart & mind & let God hold & comfort you.
A NEW COVENANT
My dear brothers & sisters in Lord Jesus Christ,
As usual I asked God to help me with spiritual nourishment for you all. Today, Lord God gave me this passage for you.
A New Covenant
31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah— 32 not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them,[a] says the LORD.
Dear friends, our creator choose Abraham from all nations of the world & made a covenant with his generation, due to Abraham’s great faith, trust, love, obedience & righteousness in Almighty God. This deep love made God a husband for him & his generations. God loved, cherished & cared his bride – The Israel!!!
Next verses of this chapter are not for a biological Israel: BUT FOR YOU & ME AS WELL AS BIOLOGICAL ISRAEL. It is for anyone from any caste, faith or religion. THIS PRECIOUS HOPE IS ONLY FOR THOSE WHO SEEK GOD’S FACE & LOVE. Let’s read it together.
33 But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 No more shall every man teach his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, ‘Know the LORD,’ for they all shall know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them, says the LORD. For I will forgive their iniquity, and their sin I will remember no more.”
My dear friend: Is there anything else left to ask Almighty God. What an awesome love & mercy we get through the sacrifice of His son Lord Jesus Christ. GOD WILL NOT REMEMBER OUR SINS ANY MORE. I want you to understand from God’s standing. He is pure whose throne is in Hollies of Hollies. God is so pure that sinner’s burn like ashes in His pure presence. Sin & sinners have no room in His presence. BUT LOOK AT HIS AWESOME LOVE FOR YOU & ME. YES!!! JUST SAY: THANK YOU, THANK YOU. THANK YOU…………..
After you humble yourself before your creator, Lord Mighty God will, “I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people”. How blessed are those who are worthy enough to be God’s precious bride, through a very simple way of love, trust, believe, obey & desire God & His Will - just like Abraham. God promised His prophet Abraham that his generations will multiply like stars. Yes, you will become God’s Israel- a covenant generation through faith like Abraham. Let’s read more of God’s message.
35 Thus says the LORD,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The LORD of hosts is His name):
36 “ If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the LORD,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever.”
37 Thus says the LORD:
“ If heaven above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all that they have done, says the LORD.
Verses that we read above give us knowledge of God’s power & wisdom in His creations. This also helps us to understand that our acceptance in God’s presence is the most precious treasure you can ever dream for. More precious than the diamonds, gold & treasures on this earth. Please try to understand the importance of God’s love & acceptance of worthless human in His whole universe & among other creations of God. We are worthless sinners- yet Almighty God loves you so much that He gave His only son Lord Jesus Christ as a perfect sacrifice to save you & me. Please say thank you to your Lord Mighty God a million times.
38 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, that the city shall be built for the LORD from the Tower of Hananel to the Corner Gate. 39 The surveyor’s line shall again extend straight forward over the hill Gareb; then it shall turn toward Goath. 40 And the whole valley of the dead bodies and of the ashes, and all the fields as far as the Brook Kidron, to the corner of the Horse Gate toward the east, shall be holy to the LORD. It shall not be plucked up or thrown down anymore forever.”
In last verses, God will give us an inheritance of Kingdom of God. A remarkable gift for His Israel (all obedient, humble, simple, innocent, faithful & loving children of God).
There will be no pain, evil, sufferings, conflicts, battles, hatred & misery in our Lord Mighty God’s Kingdom & His loving presence. How can you reject this awesome gift over the short-lived greed of this earthly life?
THANK YOU HEAVENLY FATHER FOR YOUR LOVE FOR US.
8 Good and upright is the LORD;
Therefore He teaches sinners in the way.
9 The humble He guides in justice,
And the humble He teaches His way.
10 All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth,
To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies.
11 For Your name’s sake, O LORD,
Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.
God bless you: my family of Lord Jesus Christ. It is my humble prayers that this message of God will nourish your spiritual thirst & hunger of God’s love. I love you all.
WHAT IS A REAL SIGHT?
Dear brothers & sisters in Lord Jesus Christ
Today we will receive our spiritual food from John Chapter 9. Let’s read it together & pray for the guidance of Holy Spirit to gives us His understanding of His Word. Amen.
A Man Born Blind Receives Sight
1 Now as Jesus passed by, He saw a man who was blind from birth. 2 And His disciples asked Him, saying, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?”
3 Jesus answered, “Neither this man nor his parents sinned, but that the works of God should be revealed in him. 4 I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work. 5 As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
In first 2 verses we read our everyday situation. We all have our own problems & difficulties in life. Sometimes we blame our sins or generation curse or other member of the family. Many times we also make God responsible for our unhealthy situations. But, it is not a realistic & positive way to deal with them.
In this story, this man is not born blind because he or his parents sinned. He was born blind for God’s witness. In our lives too, sometimes we face problems, tribulations & sicknesses. We can overcome them with the power, help & miracles of Almighty God. We also stand at the same position as a blind man who Jesus healed. We glorify God through our patience, thankfulness in all situations, faithfulness & obedience to His Will, and above all: our love for God. Yes, the works of God should reveal in us.
Jesus said, “I am the light of the world.” Jesus brought light in a life of this blind man. He wants to do the same in your life. This light will shine through you & will bring light & hope for all around you. What a marvelous gift of Almighty God. Amen.
6 When He had said these things, He spat on the ground and made clay with the saliva; and He anointed the eyes of the blind man with the clay.
God always does His part in our lives to make us a new man or women by anointment of Holy Spirit. We are blind without God’s Spirit within us. We are blinded with the love of this world & it’s temptations without Holy Spirit within us.
7 And He said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which is translated, Sent). So he went and washed, and came back seeing.
Yes, we cannot see without washing of our sins. God opens our eyes & we start to understand God’s Will. Most important thing that we all need is a desire to obey God’s command as this blind man did.
8 Therefore the neighbors and those who previously had seen that he was blind said, “Is not this he who sat and begged?”
9 Some said, “This is he.” Others said, “He is like him.”
He said, “I am he.”
10 Therefore they said to him, “How were your eyes opened?”
11 He answered and said, “A Man called Jesus made clay and anointed my eyes and said to me, ‘Go to the pool of Siloam and wash.’ So I went and washed, and I received sight.”
12 Then they said to him, “Where is He?”
He said, “I do not know.”
Is it not amazing that his neighbors did not recognize him? Because, he became a new man in God. God does the same to all who can see in God’s light. No fear can overpower God’s children because love overcomes fear as light overcomes darkness.
The Pharisees Excommunicate the Healed Man
17 They said to the blind man again, “What do you say about Him because He opened your eyes?”
He said, “He is a prophet.”
18 But the Jews did not believe concerning him, that he had been blind and received his sight, until they called the parents of him who had received his sight. 19 And they asked them, saying, “Is this your son, who you say was born blind? How then does he now see?”
Pharisees is a picture of wise & smart people of our world. These are people who have eyes but cannot see the truth. They are true blind & worshipper of themselves. Sometimes our knowledge hinders to reach God.
20 His parents answered them and said, “We know that this is our son, and that he was born blind; 21 but by what means he now sees we do not know, or who opened his eyes we do not know. He is of age; ask him. He will speak for himself.” 22 His parents said these things because they feared the Jews, for the Jews had agreed already that if anyone confessed that He was Christ, he would be put out of the synagogue. 23 Therefore his parents said, “He is of age; ask him.”
A parent of this blind man is a picture of those who worry about their acceptance in society. Their response to Pharisees inquiry was to be politically correct. You don’t want to fall among people like that.
24 So they again called the man who was blind, and said to him, “Give God the glory! We know that this Man is a sinner.”
25 He answered and said, “Whether He is a sinner or not I do not know. One thing I know: that though I was blind, now I see.”
26 Then they said to him again, “What did He do to you? How did He open your eyes?”
27 He answered them, “I told you already, and you did not listen. Why do you want to hear it again? Do you also want to become His disciples?”
28 Then they reviled him and said, “You are His disciple, but we are Moses’ disciples. 29 We know that God spoke to Moses; as for this fellow, we do not know where He is from.”
30 The man answered and said to them, “Why, this is a marvelous thing, that you do not know where He is from; yet He has opened my eyes! 31 Now we know that God does not hear sinners; but if anyone is a worshiper of God and does His will, He hears him. 32 Since the world began it has been unheard of that anyone opened the eyes of one who was born blind. 33 If this Man were not from God, He could do nothing.”
34 They answered and said to him, “You were completely born in sins, and are you teaching us?” And they cast him out.
Yes, my brothers & sisters: all true followers of God receive the same rejection as this blind man got from Pharisees (righteous people in their own eyes). God chose poor, worthless, contemptible & pitiful over rich, famous, intelligent, and smart or those who are god in their own eyes. God want us to be humble before Him, which is not possible for people like Pharisees.
True Vision and True Blindness
35 Jesus heard that they had cast him out; and when He had found him, He said to him, “Do you believe in the Son of God?”
36 He answered and said, “Who is He, Lord, that I may believe in Him?”
37 And Jesus said to him, “You have both seen Him and it is He who is talking with you.”
38 Then he said, “Lord, I believe!” And he worshiped Him.
39 And Jesus said, “For judgment I have come into this world, that those who do not see may see, and that those who see may be made blind.”
40 Then some of the Pharisees who were with Him heard these words, and said to Him, “Are we blind also?”
41 Jesus said to them, “If you were blind, you would have no sin; but now you say, ‘We see.’ Therefore your sin remains.
God has blessed us with an opportunity to make a choice to wear this blind man who was born blind only to glorify God. May be you are going through sickness, financial difficulties or other tribulations. You will humble yourself before God in love, faith & trust. Only God can help you. No one can help you. Money, families, high tech facilities & resources are meaningless if God is not with you.
Sometimes we have to reject the ways of this world & society to be accepted by God. Do not hesitate to accept God’s way.
You will be rejected by all blind & weary of this earth. But God’s obedience must be your first choice.
Our world is ready to be destroyed & end. You desperately need God to protect you. Do not fear, because God is your light. There is no room of darkness in light & there is no room of fear in God’s love & protection. Amen.
Sermon Sept 19, 10
Today we will read a story about a man who was healed by Lord Jesus Christ at the pool of Bethesda.
This story helps us to understand God desire to heal our weaknesses, inequities, sicknesses & miseries. God loves you so much that He personnaly reach you & stretch His hand towards you. Jesus came to earth for you only. This story is our story. Let's read it together.
A Man Healed at the Pool of Bethesda
1 After this there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. 3 In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. 4 For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had.
In this part of story we learn how angel comes to stir water & the first person that steps in first in that water receives the healing from his suffering of disease. If you observe closely in your own life, you have received that stir in your inner being or deep in your spirit through God's Word, God's servants & care of our loved ones who touches our heart in many ways. IT IS THE OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU NEED TO CAPTURE, BECAUSE IT WILL GIVE YOU THE HEALING FROM YOUR PAINS & SUFFERINGS & YOU WILL BE LEAD TO GOD'S PATH OF PROSPERITY, FULFILLMENT, PEACE, JOY & SALVATION.
5 Now a certain man was there who had an infirmity thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he already had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?”
Jesus called him to received his healing, because he had been waiting for thiry eight years. Even thought he was waiting for many years, he did not loose his hope. His complete focus is on the stir of water that might heal him. What an awesome faith, hope & patience. DO WE HAVE THE SAME FAITH, HOPE & PATIENCE? It is a call for all of us.
The good news is that Lord Jesus Christ wants to reach you & ask:
“Do you want to be made well?”
I know your answer, YES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 The sick man answered Him, “Sir, I have no man to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up; but while I am coming, another steps down before me.”
In verse 7, we learn that God alone is our way & hope. This sick man had no one to help him, but Jesus walked to him to give him help: due to his faith, patience & hope. God test us before His refuge & salvation. Love is not a love without choice. God will test your choices. IT IS YOUR CHOICE TO LOVE GOD & PUT YOUR TRUST, HOPE & FAITH IN LORD MIGHTY GOD. PATIENCE IS THE WINNING WEAPON. All Prophets had to pass this test of wait & patience.
Abraham, Moses, Joseph & many more had to wait not for days but for decades. WHY WE LOOSE OUR PATIENCE SO EASILY & IN SUCH A SHORT TIME?
Ask God to give you the strength. God is our faithful & loving Father. He gave this patience to His loving servants. GOD will give you the same.
Don't think that I am talking without passing through these trials. NO. God tested me for decades. At one point I had to stitch clothes to feed my children. Satan made my life a living torture. I would not sleep for days due to my daughter stayed awake nights after nights for being very sick. Working days & not sleeping at nights. BUT GOD HELPED ME THROUGH THAT TEST BECAUSE MY LOVE FOR GOD HELPED ME WITH MY PATIENCE & HOPE IN GOD.
You think it takes a day for God to trust you : if you are capable to be His servant? NO GOD TEST ME EVERYDAY IN MANY WAYS. God is transforming me to become worthy of His presence. I have to pass each test. LOVE OF GOD IS THE ONLY THING THAT HELPS ME THROUGH. It is like stepping up in Spiritual Growth in God.
Juses did the same for me in verse 8. Give Him a chance. God wants to do the same for you.
8 Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked.
My dear friends, put your hope only in God. There is nothing we can do to contribute for receiving a joy & peace in this shaking & unstable earth & our personal lives. God is telling you to, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.”
Come out of your unfortunate circumstances. If I can do it, you can do it too. Rise up from all miseries & pick up your bed ( means win over your unfortunate situations with God's helping hand) & walk ( walk in God's Will.)
14 Afterward Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
Verse 14 is the answer. God is letting us know that the reason for our sicknesses, pains, sufferings & all problems of life is our rejections of obedience in God's Will. Our sinful life, unGodly choices leads us to our failures. We sow the seed to harvest a
Jesus is telling you today: “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”
God bless you: my family of Lord Jesus Christ. It is my humble prayers that this message of God will nourish your spiritual thirst & hunger of God’s love. I love you all.
WHO WILL INHERIT THE KINGDOM OF GOD?
My dear brothers & sisters in Lord Jesus Christ,
Today we will learn from:
The Parable of the Wedding Feast
1 And Jesus answered and spoke to them again by parables and said: 2 “The kingdom of heaven is like a certain king who arranged a marriage for his son, 3 and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding; and they were not willing to come. 4 Again, he sent out other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fatted cattle are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the wedding.”’ 5 But they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them. 7 But when the king heard about it, he was furious. And he sent out his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city. 8 Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good. And the wedding hall was filled with guests.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.”
Lord Almighty God put it in my heart to keep a connection with the children of God & satisfy them with a spiritual food for the nourishment of their precious souls.
In these verses of the Bible we learn about the God's selection of people who will inherit the Kingdom of God.
God's called His chosen people from inheritance of His chosen servant Abraham. But, they rejected the voice of God & kept stronghold of their own worldly life & wisdom. They did not only hardened their heart : but, they made light of it and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his business. 6 And the rest seized his servants, treated them spitefully, and killed them.
God being dishearted of their decision & reaction; sent out His armies to cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
In the next section of this sermon we learn a hope of all the nations of the world.
God has sent out His servants to all the nations of the world to gather the guest for the Kingdom of God. It is only God's mercy & love that He is calling you in His promise to Abraham that, " Abraham's children will multiply like stars".
How can you become a part of the promised inheritance of Abraham?
Only throught faith & trust. Abraham got God's favor only due to his blind trust & love in God & for God. Yes, you can claim this inheritance & get a place in a Kingdom of God only trusting God for your salvation. Your goods works are not good enough to become righteous enough to be with God. REMEMBER GOD IS PURE & HE CANNOT BEAR THE PRESENCE OF OUR SINGLE SIN LIKE A SIMPLE LIE. SO, HOW CAN YOU CLAIM TO BE WITH GOD WITHOUT A WASHING OF YOURS SINS IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST THAT IS THE ONLY LIFE FOR WHOLE MANKIND.
Let's read these verses again:
Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding is ready, but those who were invited were not worthy. 9 Therefore go into the highways, and as many as you find, invite to the wedding.’ 10 So those servants went out into the highways and gathered together all whom they found, both bad and good.
My dear friend let's see closely what will happen to us who are called & do not prepare ourself to be in God's presence. We will be cast out in eaternal death & damnation.
Please wake up to make God most important in your life. Everything is so important in our life, we we never try to understand how important is our precious that will live for ever. How can we love our body that can end today, but- give no consideration to our precious soul that will live forever: either in hell or heaven. Please decide before it's too late.
Please read these verses below to understand God's message for you.
11 “But when the king came in to see the guests, he saw a man there who did not have on a wedding garment. 12 So he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you come in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. 13 Then the king said to the servants, ‘Bind him hand and foot, take him away, and[a] cast him into outer darkness; there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
14 “For many are called, but few are chosen.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
A perfect REDEMPTION
Lord Mighty God led me to this passage of a Bible few weeks before; that gives us a great hope, joy & peace.
I would like to share my personal testimony before we begin. For days I felt a separation of Holy Spirit. My thirst for God’s Word was not as strong as I have every second of my life. A day before I started to write on the passage that Lord gave me weeks before. I could not think or write a single sentence. As you know that, Lord is using me out of my worst talents. I started to pray & still no response from my Heavenly Father. I started to look into my weaknesses all night & next day. Spirit helped me to recognize my lack of understanding the importance of God’s desire to reach His people. Lord might have given this Word for someone who needed at that time & my hardships & personal family needs was a big block towards God’s Will. I thought God will understand that I had to deal with so many issues; therefore I will connect with His people after getting done with them. My dear friends, I can prefer a death over a separation from Holy Spirit. Our God is a Lord of love & mercy. He will always direct us back to the right path. God loves you so much that reaching a Word of life are most important to Him than anything else on earth.
Let’s share what the Lord puts in my heart for our spiritual nourishment.
1Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
Lord is welcoming His bride to wake up from ignorance & grow in strength of faith & trust in their God. Lord’s bride will put on the beautiful garments of righteousness. His perfect bride will be with her groom for eternity in the holy city. No unclean or uncircumcised will enter into the gates of holy city. Holy City or Jerusalem is a Kingdom of God. We must understand that Lord God will give a heart of flesh (uncircumcised) to humble & meek; who desire to seek their Lord & Savior. The unclean will not enter into the gates of His Kingdom. I wish we can understand the importance & seriousness of God’s standards of acceptance. Our Heavenly Father is love. He will never leave or forsake anyone who call on His name.
2Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4For thus saith the Lord GOD, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
Verses 2-4: God is welcoming all of us to get loose from bands of our neck due to the slavery of sins. Worst captivity that a man can experience is bondage of sin. Our Lord God is calling us out of His great love & mercy to dust off all filthiness & weaknesses: He is asking us to arise with His hope & sit down on His feet. Cling & hold on to Him; because you have no other best friend, lover & father to comfort, train, transform, support, nourish, assist and relieve. List of His favors goes on & on.
We are sold out in the slavery of sins without any cost. We are all sowing the fruits of sin that was sown in the Garden of Eden that was offered to them without any cost by Satan. You & I did not sell ourselves to this bondage of sin. We are born under this bondage. As the Word said, “Ye have sold yourselves for nought”. Verse 4: dwelling in Egypt & being oppressed by Assyrian symbolizes that; every part of this earth we are all living is Egypt & we are all oppressed by Assyrian. Assyrian symbolizes our flesh which is our greatest oppressor filled with temptations. Principalities & powers abode among all who worship their flesh & labor to oppress the children of God living on this earth (Egypt). As Lord said,” they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.”
Rejoice, because Lord has promised in verse 3,” and ye shall be redeemed without money.’ Satan sold us for nought & our Lords of Lords & King of Kings has redeemed us without money. Without our effort we got saved. Praise our Lord for His mercies remains forever.
Behold, John 6: 47-48 tell us that believe in Son of God, Lord Jesus Christ is our free redemption.
47Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me hath everlasting life.
48I am that bread of life.
But next verses are a great joy for all those who love their Heavenly Father.
6Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
Lord’s Word is given to multitude but His sheep hear His voice. His people will know His name & will understand HIS WILL.
7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
Verses 7 & 8 is a rejoicing for the completion of God’s perfect plan & works for gathering of His bride through His servant appointed by Him. Our rock & mountain on which all His servants anchor their feet is Lord Jesus Christ. His servants will bring good news of salvation, good tidings and peace to the whole world. They shall lift us their voice, see eye to eye & glorify when the LORD shall bring again Zion.
Rejoice with me all the sheep of God. Hear loud & clear what your redeemer has put in place for YOU.
9Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.
Good New of salvation will reach the ends of the earth & Lord’s Holy arm will reach all His children at times of troubles & tribulations (physical & spiritual). LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
11Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.
12For ye shall not go out with haste, nor go by flight: for the LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
Verse 11 & 12 is very important for all of God’s chosen who have accepted their Savior and are redeemed through His perfect plan. These verses gives us the same message or warning as Lord Jesus Christ gave in a parable of five wise virgins & five unwise virgins. All ten of them are virgins (pure & perfect), yet only five were saved. Why? Verse 11 explains it all. Lord does not want His children to be a part of this world. We are told to depart. Works of this world are unclean, do not touch them & be clean. I gave you my witness earlier. I fit in this example so perfectly. I trusted that Lord is with me no matter what. I lost myself in works of this world for only three weeks where I did not put God’s Will first. I did not bear the vessels of the LORD. Holy Spirit departed from me. God does not favor anyone. His servants or whoever, “HE IS A FAIR JUDGE”. Therefore, we need to be very alert. Do not give enemy an opportunity. No matter Lord Jesus speak to you face to face; never put your trust in you & think that you are good enough. Seek God for guidance, not occasionally, but with every breath. Verse 12 tells us not to panic or worry; since LORD will go before you; and the God of Israel will be your reward.
13Behold, my servant shall deal prudently, he shall be exalted and extolled, and be very high.
14As many were astonied at thee; his visage was so marred more than any man, and his form more than the sons of men:
15So shall he sprinkle many nations; the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider.
Verse 13 to 15 is a conclusion of this chapter. It is a conclusion of God’s redemption plan for the whole humanity. It is talking about our redeemer Lord Jesus Christ who took our ugliness, filth & sins over Himself & made Himself obnoxious before His Holy Father. He did not know the sin, but became a sin for US. Oh Lord, how unworthy we are; & how WORTHY YOU ARE TO PRAISE & WORSHIP.
All Nations will be cleansed through the sprinkle of His precious blood that is shed for ALL.
This message of salvation will be proclaimed all over the Earth with great velocity at this timeline of tribulations & shaking of whole earth. Multitudes will hear & kings (great & mighty of world). “the kings shall shut their mouths at him: for that which had not been told them shall they see; and that which they had not heard shall they consider”.
6Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
A TRUE CHURCH
My dear brothers & sisters in Lord Jesus Christ,
Lord revealed a deep understanding of His Word to share with you all. It is a picture of God’s Church. Each person living on Earth is God’s Temple. Assembly of all these people, who are a living sacrifice, is a Church or Bride that God desires. Let’s read this beautiful story of a wise woman who is a portrayal of a true worshipper & Elisha is a God’s symbol. Let’s pray that Holy Spirit works on our hearts with a LIVING WORD.
2 Kings 4
8 Now it happened one day that Elisha went to Shunem, where there was a notable woman, and she persuaded him to eat some food. So it was, as often as he passed by, he would turn in there to eat some food.
This woman showed her desire to serve Elisha. She insisted him to eat some food. Elisha went in her house & ate some food. This woman is a picture of wisdom that can:
· Recognize the path that leads to God as she recognizes that Elisha is God’s prophet.
· Desire to commune with God as she persuaded him to come to her house.
· Desire to serve God with all & all she has.
Elisha recognized the desire of her heart & went to her place. God comes to true worshippers, when they seek HIM deligently.
9 And she said to her husband, “Look now, I know that this is a holy man of God, who passes by us regularly. 10 Please, let us make a small upper room on the wall; and let us put a bed for him there, and a table and a chair and a lampstand; so it will be, whenever he comes to us, he can turn in there.”
In Verse 9 we read about the deepening of relationship. She did not think that serving a meal is enough for this man of God. NO, her desire to service him more grew to such a level that she wanted him to live & rest under the roof of her house. She constructed a special & separate location for his rest.
Similarly we must desire a deeper relationship with God. I personally have this experience. God gave me an experience of His strong presence in 2009. It was on the night when Lord gave me a dream for 2010 disasters. Before going to sleep, I was completely soaked in a fire of Holy Spirit, passion of HIM, indescribable Praises of HIM. I cannot explain- but I know that for about 2 hours before going to sleep I experience the HEAVEN or God’s Throne. I was not happy that morning; because I wanted this experience of God’s presence forever- never ending. Honestly, if you experience God’s Glory for a second: you will not care to lose all the treasures. Even your life on earth seems worthless before HIM.
Is this not what a true worshipper must do? Strong desire to know God. Then, invite HIM to eat in your house. Your house is your body. How would your Heavenly Father refuse such a yearning of companionship? Yes, God will accept your invitation & will come in your heart & abode your whole being; a breathtaking experience.
We learn that God desires true worshippers or Church who have the wisdom to understand or recognize God & His ways. Church must serve God with everything they own (heart, mind, soul & all the resources they own).Just like this women who made sure to take care of all physical needs of Elisha. She forced him to eat in her house & rest under her roof. Church of God must serve God with a full force, strength & desire. Let’s read more from this story.
11 And it happened one day that he came there, and he turned in to the upper room and lay down there. 12 Then he said to Gehazi his servant, “Call this Shunammite woman.” When he had called her, she stood before him. 13 And he said to him, “Say now to her, ‘Look, you have been concerned for us with all this care. What can I do for you? Do you want me to speak on your behalf to the king or to the commander of the army?’”
She answered, “I dwell among my own people.”
14 So he said, “What then is to be done for her?”
And Gehazi answered, “Actually, she has no son, and her husband is old.”
15 So he said, “Call her.” When he had called her, she stood in the doorway. 16 Then he said, “About this time next year you shall embrace a son.”
And she said, “No, my lord. Man of God, do not lie to your maidservant!”
17 But the woman conceived, and bore a son when the appointed time had come, of which Elisha had told her.
Verses 11- 17 show us that her constant care resulted in Elisha’s desire to give her what she does not have. He gave her a son. God’s favors pours on all those who serve HIM diligently & whole heartedly. HE provides your needs before asking, because of your whole hearted dedication towards HIM. As Lord Jesus Christ said,
33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Similarly God’s true Church or bride is given a SON – Lord Jesus Christ. God have given HIS son as a gift to all those who portray like Shunammite woman. She was gifted with a son without asking; similarly God’s Church is gifted with HIS SON without asking.
· How will God not worry for those who desire HIM?
· How can God leave you without a Savior?
· How can God leave you as orphans?
18 And the child grew. Now it happened one day that he went out to his father, to the reapers. 19 And he said to his father, “My head, my head!”
So he said to a servant, “Carry him to his mother.” 20 When he had taken him and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. 21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out. 22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and come back.”
When her son died, she did not even thought to seek any other help. She did not take her son’s death as a final fate to prepare his burial. She put her dead son on prophet’s bed & went straight to Elisha (swift move).
Churches of God must do the same. Our eyes must focus straight on God. No left or right. There is no room of hopelessness for the children of God; because our God is Most High & powerful.
27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, she caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to push her away. But the man of God said, “Let her alone; for her soul is in deep distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me, and has not told me.”
28 So she said, “Did I ask a son of my lord? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me’?”
How painful experience for her to lose her only son that she received for her honest services. She came at the feet of the man of God knowing that he is the only one who can raise her son from death. Can you imagine her faith? Where are we when our circumstances are out of our hands or control? At the feet of God? Probably not!
Church of God must be in a deep distress like this Shunammite woman, when they lost the SON (Lord Jesus Christ) that their God gave them. Pharisees must be thinking that the Son is dead indeed. But, righteous of church brought SON at the feet of their Heavenly Father with a question “Did I ask a son of my lord?
30 And the mother of the child said, “As the LORD lives, and as your soul lives, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her
32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes. 36 And he called Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite woman.” So he called her. And when she came in to him, he said, “Pick up your son.” 37 So she went in, fell at his feet, and bowed to the ground; then she picked up her son and went out.
Oh, the climax of this story is powerful. It uncovers a great mystery.
· As, this young boy was lying dead on Elisha’s bed. Jesus Christ was lying dead over His Father’s bed or His Throne.
· As, Elisha rose up her son by his own breath. 34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child. God the Father raised HIS SON through a complete unification. God raised HIS SON & gave to HIS church as a perfect gift for their sincere love for HIM.
· As, Elisha said to Shunammite woman, “Pick up your son.” Our Father is Heaven is telling us, ““Pick up your son (Our Lord & Savior – Yeshua Hamashiach – Lord Jesus Christ.
· As Shunammite woman fell at his feet and bowed to the ground, then picked up her son and went out. A TRUE CHURCH will do the same. Humble before God. Bowed to HIS love & mercies, because of such a marvelous gift they received without asking due to the precious LOVE OF OUR CREATOR- OUR GOD- OUR FATHER.
Don’t wait, come & pick up a SON & rejoice in your LORD forever.
7For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.
8For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord's.
9For to this end Christ both died, and rose, and revived, that he might be Lord both of the dead and living.
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 Christ.
11For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.
12So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.
6-Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
God bless you abundently.
ONLY GOD CAN SAVE
Last time we learned about a true Church that God desires. This story will help us understand the works of Lord’s Mighty Hands to save & rescue HIS OWN CHURCH.
I will send a previous message to our new partners for a better understanding of HIS WORS.
We learned that a Shunammite woman represents God’s Church. Let’s read the Word of GOD & understand it with the guidance of HOLY SPIRIT.
2 Kings 8
The King Restores the Shunammite’s Land
1 Then Elisha spoke to the woman whose son he had restored to life, saying, “Arise and go, you and your household, and stay wherever you can; for the LORD has called for a famine, and furthermore, it will come upon the land for seven years.”
Elisha (mighty prophet of God) asked this woman to “Arise and go” to safety; away from the land where God has called a famine for seven years.
Our God is a powerful & mighty who can save HIS CHURCH in the midst of storms. God called this woman whose son was restored, to run to safety. Similarly, Yahweh will save HIS CHURCH who have embraced HIS SON & lead to a shelter where they will be fed with abundance of food(Word of God) & separate them from the land of famine (evil of this world). Praise the LORD for His Mighty Hand in the life of each person & Church whose first love is their CREATOR.
2 So the woman arose and did according to the saying of the man of God, and she went with her household and dwelt in the land of the Philistines seven years.
So this woman arose. We need to do exactly the same. OBEDIENCE TO HIS CALLING is your only protection. Go & dwell in the land of abundance which is a LIVING WORD OF GOD – THE BIBLE. Pray for Holy Spirit to abode in you. Only then, you will experience the abundance & will hunger no more.
3 It came to pass, at the end of seven years,that the woman returned from the land of the Philistines; and she went to make an appeal to the king for her house and for her land.
When she came back to her land after seven years; her house & land turned desolate. She lost it & went to the king to claim it back.
Lord’s church needs to understand their rights in the Kingdom of God. Claim it through HIS promises in HIS WORD. Lord protects you in foreign land (Earth). He is our JEHOVAH JIREH who will fill you with abundance of earthly gifts as well as Heavenly Spiritual gifts.
4 Then the king talked with Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, saying, “Tell me, please, all the great things Elisha has done.”
5 Now it happened, as he was telling the king how he had restored the dead to life, that there was the woman whose son he had restored to life, appealing to the king for her house and for her land. And Gehazi said, “My lord, O king, this is the woman, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life.”
6 And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed a certain officer for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”
In verses 4-6, KING wanted to know about the miraculous works of God through Elisha. Why & how her son rose from death before restoration of her rightful claim of inheritance. Similarly, a true church will claim their inheritance in the Kingdom of God due to a miraculous works of God through HIS SON who HE raised after HIS death on the cross.
King appointed an officer for her & said,” Restore all that was hers, and all the proceeds of the field from the day that she left the land until now.”
Dear friends, anything you give up in this life on Earth for God: YOU WILL RESTORE IT ALL IN TWOFOLDS. It is LORD’s promise.
28Then Peter began to say unto him, Lo, we have left all, and have followed thee.
29And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel's,
30But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.
31But many that are first shall be last; and the last first.
As Shunammite woman received her land & house. We will get it too. Read what Lord Jesus Christ is promising you. It would be foolish to ignore such a lavish promise. He will not prepare for you, not a tent, house or small shelter: BUT A MANSION that is prepared only for HIS CHURCH. People or Church that obeys, love & trust HIM.
The Way, the Truth, and the Life
1 “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. 2 In My Father’s house are many mansions if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also. 4 And where I go you know, and the way you know.”
5 Thomas said to Him, “Lord, we do not know where You are going, and how can we know the way?”
6 Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.
God bless you abundantly.
Servant of Lord Jesus Christ