No one knows when Jesus Christ will come !!

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” But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. ” – Matt 24:36

Only our heavenly father knows about rapture(second coming of Jesus christ). In matthew 24th chapter we read of all the prophecies that will happen during second coming of jesus. Those things are happening right in front of our eyes. But still how long will it take no one knows not even Jesus christ the son of God. One thing is sure that He will come. Only our heavenly father Lord the God knows it.

Let us not be decieved when somebody says that Jesus is going to come on a particular day or time, because Jesus himself doesn’t know when his second coming us?. Hence Let us always be prepared to meet God. Faithful is He who have promised, surely he will come.

” And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”- Rev 22:12

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God gives you respect!

“Though the Lord be high,yet hath been respect unto the lowly. But the proud he knoweth afar off.”- Psalms 138:6

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People of this world may honour us and give respect ,which depends on our riches, education,  power and authority, famous personality,  beauty and last thing to mention is spiritual people.
But God gives you respect seeing our humbleness.
God resists the pride, but gives grace to humble.

Our education ,qualification,job,  family  situation may be such that no one may give respect. We ourselves known that none can help except God. But one thing is true that the creater of heaven and earth  respect us and honours us. God doesn’t expect any worldly things like edu., rich…etc from us, he wants us only to be humble. He needs us to humble because heaven is only for humble people. Dear child of God do not be disappointed and dejected when people despise you. Lord Jesus loves you.

“Blessed are meek for they shall inherit earth.”

Purpose of birth of Jesus christ

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  Jesus Christ was born in this world for to correct the mistake of fallen man. In this month of december we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.

The relationship of God and adam was like father and son. Adam is called the son of God. Since the fall of Adam, God sent him out of eden garden. Eden garden had the tree of life, since man committed sin, father had to take strict decision and sent him out.  God prevented man to eat fruit of tree of life and live in fallen sinful nature for eternal.
Hence our saviour Jesus christ was born to correct man’s sin. Jesus Christ way to correcting mankind was different way. He gave only two Commandments. Two commandments were of Commandments of Love. Jesus christ led a perfect life, sacrificed himself for the redemption of mankind.
The relation of Jesus and church is compared to bridegroom and bride. This relationship is stronger than the previous relationship of  father and son i.e. God and adam.
Hence we who live in the period if grace enjoy the mercy of God  for His forgiveness. 

Jesus loved us so much, that He humbled himself,came down from heaven, was born on this earth in human form , overcame sin, led a perfect holy life , died on cross and resurrected. Now He is waiting for His beloved Bride(Church).   let us be  prepared to meet our bridegroom.
” 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

I AM the Rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys. 

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. “- Song of Solomon 2:1

 The Rose in the above verses is compared to our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is fairest of ten thousand . our Lord Jesus is beautiful God. I have heard many testimony about people who have seen Jesus Christ in their vision and dream. All they say is that Jesus Christ is very beautiful. Hence in the song of Solomon we read that Jesus is compared to rose and lily. 

Rose is a very beautiful flower to look, but it grows in a plant, which has thorns. Similarly lily has a very good  fragrance, but it also grows in a plant which has thorns. 

Jesus Christ wants us to be like Him. His character, behaviour, life is an example that  We must follow to be like Him. People who look at us must see Jesus Christ’s character in our life. We may get dressed up outwardly very handsome and beautiful that may even attract men and women, but our God’s expectation is in our inner man’s beauty. People around us even may praise us for our work, but do we really please God in our deeds?? 

When we really try to be like Jesus Christ, there will be trials, temptations, sufferings, failures, all these can be compared to the thorns in our life. A rose or lily is always surrounded by thorns, but still it looks beautiful and gives good fragrance . likewise we must overcome our trials and glorify God. Our God allows trials in our life to mould us to character, to make us like him. 

  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; for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2

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Safety under the Wings of the LORD!

 

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust”-Ps 91:4

Praise the Lord for his Grace. Above verses is a very famous promise, most of us know. The wings here refer to wings of the hen. Hen is the One of the bird which dwells on the land. By the creation of God, All the birds fly and their dwelling place nest is upon the tree, rock, or cliff of a mountain. There are few birds like kiwi, ostrich, emu, hen, which dwells on the ground, even though they are birds they cant completely fly, they can fly only up to 10 to 15 feet height. They walk around and move for food, water and breeding, throughout life time they are on the ground. Let’s study about the Hen, hen lives on the land, breeds, lays egg, after hatching for 21 to 24 days the young ones comes out. It’s the duty of the hen to feed & protect its young ones. Usually birds which has nests on trees have less predators, hen which do not make nest, but dwells on ground has more predators like snake, cat, eagle, mongoose etc. Whenever the enemies come, mother hen make signaling sound call, all the chicks’ runs under the wings of its mother, hence the enemies cannot catch the chickens. Also some times the mother hen flies and fights with cats, eagle, crow and protects its young ones.

Under His Wings

Spiritually this refers to us, when we are under the wings of LORD, the enemies cannot touch us. In times of troubles we need to take refuge under the wings of God  Deut 33:27 – “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:” Enemy may attack us in many ways like sickness, financial crisis, witchcraft, accidents ,discourage us comparing to the life of others. But our God protects, cares and leads us in the way that we must go.

Wings of the birds are a very special creation by God. It gives shade for young ones during the hot day time and warmth during Cold night time. The under portion of the wings are very soft and makes the little ones very comfortable and luxury. The Wings can be compared to the commandments of the LORD. when we follow it, even though trials, tribulation, sufferings may come, But we will be safe, we will not get destroyed. As the wings are soft, the commandment given by our LORD Jesus Christ are also soft “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”- matt 22:37,39.

When the predators come and attack, the young ones need to go under the wings of its mother. But if it fails to do so, then the predators will catch them and kill them. The predator in our life may be marrying non Christian, working O.T job to earn more money, even though we may get sufficient salary, watching television,, visiting tourist place spending time in vain things of this world. Anything which hinders, separates our fellowship with saints of God and church, will Drive us away from Jesus. Hence we need to be vigilant about the devices of satan .we must abide with Jesus Christ.

Upon His Wings

“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:” -Deut 32:11. “I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself”-Exo 19:4.Here we read about the Wings of eagle. there are two peculiar qualities of eagles wings, one the eagles wings makes it to fly very high compared to all other birds, second thing the eagles bears its young ones on its wings and teaches them to fly. This refers to our holiness. Our Lord Jesus not led a Holy life, but teaches us to live holy life.

By His Wings

Exo 19:4 also shows us how God delivered the Israelites and brought them to promised land- Canaan. Wings can also be compared to the Grace of God. On the covenant box, there are two angles sitting on the throne of Grace, their wings are already raised up, ready to fly. It’s not our ability, wisdom, knowledge, or spiritual standard makes us worthy for the rapture. But it is the Grace of God which makes us worthy to reach our promised land New Jerusalem and Zion-

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (jude 21st verse).

Refrain your lips to become wise !

” In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.”- Proverbs 10:19

  The most easy way we commit sin is by taking unwanted things. We can close our eyes and avoid seeing filthy things. We can close our ears and avoid hearing unwanted gossip, conversation and short comings of others. But to talk less or to have completely control on our mouth is very very difficult. When we speak much we will  speak some words which do not please God, leading to sin. Hence in James chapter 3 we read

 ” For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.- James 3:2-8

 In the above verses we read about tongue, how difficult to control it . 

But there are good things we can do by our tongue, 

1.we can praise the Lord always

2.we can pray and interceded for others

3.we can proclaim gospel to the unsaved people

4. By power of holy spirit, we can speak in unknown tongues , privileged to communicate with God in heavenly language.

Let God give us Grace to control our tongue, use our tongue wisely, make use of our tongue to win souls, proclaim gospel, and praise God always.

 “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” -Psa 34:1

Give first preference to God.

​”Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalms 51:10

 In Psalms 51 chapter we read about the confession of King David. He was convicted of sin with Bathsheba. Hence he with a broken heart seek  God for His forgiveness.  Here David ask God to create a clean heart and right spirit  in him. 

When people of Israel was in battle with their enemies , David being a King should have  been there in battle. But he was in palace at that time, this shows he was led by a wrong spirit,  which in turn led into a sin with Bathsheba. 

 This can be compare to our spirutual battle. During church hour we must go and attend church. If we do not go to church on Sundays, and go to some other place and spend time in vainly then we will get into trouble, this shows we are led by wrong spirit. Surely we will commit sin. Hence we need to be careful, attend Sunday worship , Bible studies . we must give first preference to God and seek him. The right spirit always urges us to attend church meeting. Let God give us Grace to seek him presence diligently. 

“Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” – Psa 143:10