Praise the Lord , This is a simple thought came to mind thinking about prayer of woman, where God did wonderful miracles.
1.Our Lord Jesus Christ was moved with compassion when Mary cried and raised dead Lazarus to life again.
John 11:35 Jesus wept.
2. Son of widow city of nain , was raised to life –
Luke 7: 11 -15
Luk 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
3. God heard the weeping of Hagar and gave life to Ishmael- Genesis 21:19
4. Elisha prays, the son of shunamite was dead, was rise to life. 2 Kings 4:1-35
In all the above instances, God always have great compassion for prayer of woman. For God death is not end, he does a miracle by raising people to life. In most of situation it’s woman’s prayer answered more than men.
Let us humbly pray to Jesus Christ and receiving healing.
Mattew 15:1-9 “Then came to Jesus scribes and Pharisees, which were of Jerusalem, saying, Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition? For God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition. Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me. But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.”
Praise the Lord for his grace and mercy, honouring our parent in this present generation seems in different way, they think giving respect to parent in honouring them. yes we indeed need to give resepct our parents, because they give us life in this world, the give us good education, meet all our needs till we become independent.
But what is honoring our father and mother means? 1.while we study in education institution, when we get first rank, high grade, best performance in studies makes our parents more honourable, but incase our bad attitude, misbehaviour in school or college will make them sad and bring them dishonour. 2.Teenage is most important part of life, if chose good friends and habbits then goo. if we chose wrong friendship and bad habbits, then surely we will get bad name for our parents. 3.Childrens at the age of marriage , they chose their companion on their own and say that is the will of God, but not always. Our parents, who have provided us all our need, and takeen care until now ,will surely chose a better choice for us than our choice. because our parents will always think, good for our benefits, they have more experience than us. in times of troubles when everyone forsake us, its our parents be with us while in times of sickness, struggles and in times of problems. so it is better to go according to our parents choice.
4. In times of their old age, we need to take care our parents, not only by giving money and supporting them, But showing them our Love towards them. most of us dont enquire our parents in their old age. this is most important thing. Hence our Lord jesus christ given two commandment of Love. If we cannot love our own parents then how can we love God?
May be we would have dishonored our parents, and brought bad name to them many times, but our heavenly father Jesus christ will surely forgives us, when we ask for His forgives. At least from now onwards we set our life right in the sight of God, Let us show more love towards our parents in their old age. Finally when we honour our parents, we will get their spiritual blessings. God will also bless us abundantly.
“Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.” Exodus 20:12
Mark 10:46-52 ” And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.
47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, thou Son of David, have mercy on me.
48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, Thou]Son of David, have mercy on me.
49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.
50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
” And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.
And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way. “
Praise the Lord Jesus Christ, The blind man Bartimaeus was very wise to know what to ask from whom. He was asking money from others, but when Jesus Christ came, he asked that he may receive sight.
Jesus Christ was testing Bartimaeus. Jesus Christ is God , He verily knew about Bartimaeus, that he was blind. But still he asks him what does he need? It is interesting , that Jesus Christ asked him what I need to do into you?. If Bartimaeus would have asked for money, then the story would have been different. But Bartimaeus asked him for sight.
Even though Bartimaeus was blind, he would have heard about Jesus Christ doing miracles. He even pleaded Jesus Christ by calling ” Son of David , have mercy on me” . He knew if he plead and request Jesus Christ , he will do a miracle. Finally Jesus Christ gave him sight.
Two things we learn from here ,
1. Bartimaeus even though was blind , believed in Jesus Christ, which many other people lack even though they had normal sight.
2. Bartimaeus didn’t ask for money but eye sight. Which is a Greatest miracle in his life.
What we can learn form this story is ,
1. We living in this grace period need to have more faith than Bartimaeus, because, we are believing a ResurrectedJesus Christ.
2. We need to ask him spiritual things form Jesus Christ than worldly things.
Most often we tend to ask worldly things, like job, house, vehicles, etc list goes on.. which God will surely give.
Hence Jesus Christ said,
” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” – Matthew 6:33
We rather seeking kingdom of God, we seek God for our own benefits, wellbeing, and comforts. The problem with us is we don’t love Jesus, we seek him only when we need something, Jesus Christ answers our prayers and waits for our love towards him, which we don’t give. Let love Jesus Christ more and more. When we truly love Jesus, he meets all our needs and fullfils our desires of heart. May God help us to love and follow him more and more. Praise the Lord.
” But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringeth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty.”- Matthew 13:23
The above verses is from “the parable of sower” most of us Know it very well. It is in holy Bible, Matthew 13th chapter. The seed which is sown on good ground brings 100, 60 and 30 fold. The are many aspects and many spiritual meanings in it. But what I learnt it is, God expects us bring 100 fold blessings. The order Jesus Christ describes is unique first comes 100 , then 60 and last is 30.
In our school days, to get pass in exam , in our country , here we need to score more than 35% to get pass and promote to next higher standard. Imagine this worldly education system has rules, marks and percentage for promotion to next standard. Our spiritual school requires much more marks to get promotion and enter eternal life. Hence Jesus Christ expectation is, cent percent 100%. Because he wants everyone to be best in their spiritual life.
1John 3:2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him (like Jesus Christ); for we shall see him as he is. Being like Jesus Christ is 100% of christian life. Even greatest servant on this Earth is nothing compared to Jesus Christ’s Love, holiness, righteousness. God knows that is difficult for us to attain it. But still God never gives up, Jesus Christ gives more and more grace and help to grow us in our spiritual life.
One of the thing Jesus Christ expects from us, is to be fruitful 100 fold Blessings = winning new souls for Jesus Christ. In our daily life we need to proclaim Gospel to unsaved people and win new souls. Are we doing doing it? Through out our spiritual life have we won 100 souls? Or at least 30 ?. Realty is we know in our heart, to how many people we have shared Gospel, how many people we took to church, how many people are saved and are believers in church.
Let us work for the kingdom of Jesus Christ, and win new souls. God will surely help us. Praise the Lord.
” His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.” -Matthew 25:21
the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed. 1Samuel 2:30
Praise the Lord for his grace and mercy. Our Lord Jesus Christ is the only one who honor’s us even when were are in a pitiable condition. Great persons are honour by big universities , some are awarded by rewards and noble prizes. When we see them we think we are not worth in comparison to them.
For some of them who sincerely work for their family or company or organization, but still they will not honoured for their hard work. For some they won’t be getting their salary hike.
The above honour or rewards are from the people. But how does God honour us ??
When Lord chose King David, he was youngest son of Jesse. He was not important in his father sight and prophet Samuel . Hence when Samuel asks God , Lord is he ? I need to anoint, God says arise and anoint David ( 1 samuy 16 chapter). “For man looketh at outward appearance but Lord looketh at heart” – 1 Samuel 16:7 . This Shepherd boy David was lifted to King of Israel. That’s how God honors.
Perhaps we may not be honoured for our sincerty or hard work, don’t worry, God will surely honour at his time. In one sense we may be seen as honour by God.
Praise the Lord for his grace and mercy. The name of Jesus Christ is above all names. How did Jesus Christ attain this power to his. Jesus Christ is was among the trinity, even before the foundation of this world, he was the son of God.
After the fall of Adam in the garden of Eden, the devil took control over the world. Even though Adam lived more than 930 yrs , he lost his dominion over this world. The one group of devil which was pushed from heaven took control over world, hence the devil is also called as “Prince of this world”.
When Jesus Christ started his ministry, he first fasted for 40 days, during that time devil tempted him, but Jesus Christ overcame the trial and came victoriously. Devil thought Jesus will obey like Adam, but Jesus Christ overcame the temptation. Adam and Eve ate the forbidden fruit and lost their eternal life. But Jesus Christ didn’t listen to Satan voice for turning stone to bread. The tempter devil didn’t didn’t know he was speaking to creater God!. The devil thought , if Jesus obey him, he would take over heaven, but Jesus Christ endured and suffered on cross, and resurrected on third day, and took the world from devil and gave to man again. The dominion and authority which Adam lost was restored by Jesus Christ. Hence the name of Jesus Christ is above all names !!
” Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”- Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)
” Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I might take it again.” – John 10:17
Our Lord saviour Jesus Christ said the above words. Jesus Christ was not weak, or feeble, that he was easily captured and crucified. Jesus Christ was doing the will of God , Hence he didn’t resist when he was captured. Some may think that Jesus Christ in human form was weak, but it was not so, verse – “As soon then as he had said unto them, I am he, they went backward, and fell to the ground.”- Joh 18:6 the very moment Jesus said “I am he” the soldiers who came to capture him fell to ground. Just a word from Jesus was powerful. But Jesus Christ surrendered himself , so that will of father God might be fulfilled for the salvation of mankind.
Jesus himself laydown his life and resurrected on third day. Jesus Christ was all powerful God. We being children of GOD need to freely allow God to fulfill His will in our life. In doing so, we might be put to shame, oppressed, insulted or ill treated. But at right time , the God will save those who insult us and oppress us. They can be our family members or friends or any people in our daily life. But God will surely save them. In meanwhile we need to forgive them and pray for their salvation. Like Jesus Christ resurrected on third day, God will also lift us in front of them in his time. Praise the Lord.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”- John 3:16
This Corona virus pandemic has taught us many things which we need to correct in our life. When there was first wave of pandemic , we became very much spiritual , seeking God for His Mercy. But when the first wave ended, we became same as before . We didn’t set our life right with God. Within few months there was second wave , which again made us to go to near to God for seeking His Mercy. But this time was not like before , but really seeking Jesus Christ with pure in heart for his Mercy.
God is seeing us, is there anything changes occuring in our spiritual life. There are only two things God expects from us . 1. We must prepare to meet Jesus Christ. 2. We must win new souls for Jesus Christ. But we are neither winning souls nor preparing ourselves. That is our problem.
Lord Jesus Christ have given us some more opportunities and chances to set our life right with God. Let us rectify and correct our lives. Our God is full of kindness and mercy, he will forgive our sins and accept us. Let us forsake our selfish life, let us chose to live a life that pleases God.
” Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”- 2 Corin 5:17