You must win christ !!

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“Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ” – philipians 3:8

Jesus Christ have already won us by sacrificing himself on cross. We must win back christ in order to be with him for ever in eternity.

How can we win christ?
Ans: We must live a life which pleases God in all the aspects.

Jesus Christ set a perfect example for us. We must be like Jesus.  God the Lord gave 10 commandments in old testament but Jesus made those 10 commmand to 2 commandments of Love.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Mattew 22:37,39

To love our friends, family members is easy, but to forgive and love our enemies is very difficult in our daily life. But if we have a desire to go to heaven and sit beside Jesus the we need to love our enemies.It is difficult with our own knowledge and mind but Lord Jesus will give Grace and help us to love all. Let us run the race with one goal of winning Jesus Christ !!!

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You are precious !!

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” Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.” – Isa 43:4

You are very much precious in the sight of God. People may consider us least in our home, work place or studying place or even at church. But still God says you are honourable and precious in His sight.

Since we are redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ we are precious. We are preparing to inherit the eternal kingdom hence we are precious. We are in the last days of coming of Lord Jesus hence we are precious.

We have entered into a new year with many hopes , expecting many changes in our life, God will help us , He will strenthen us , give us enough wisedom, He himself will hold our hand and lead us.

As every year we come across we are nearing to second coming of Jesus Christ. But still His coming is delayed indicates,  that many millions of people need to know about Jesus and need to be saved, and all those who have saved need to be perfected to be caught in His coming. Let God be with all of us throughout this year..

“..the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year ” – Deut 11:12

Limits of Heavenly freedom !

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“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. – ” 1 Corinthian 10:23

The above verses was said by Apostle paul. His life is a very good example for us. He once was against Jesus , but after getting saved he suffered much for christ. There was none like him in bible who suffered for Jesus Christ.  Apostle paul during ministry when there was opportunity to get to gether with worldly people (gentiles) he did not do it.

During his ministry , he said aboves verses regarding eating and drinking with gentiles.  He says do not be partakers of gentiles table and also with Lords table.

We may get together with unsaved worldly friends and dine with them and drink alcohol which is wrong. We still try to justify with God, saying that was party arrangef by office people, if am absent, or do not drink , they will get offended. But we forget that our Lord Jesus gets offended, when we mingle with them and drink. Whatever reason we may give but wrong is a wrong in the sight of God.

God have called us to lead a separated holy life. Separation from worldly things. What are the worldly things which may defile us
1.internet  2.television 3.social networking 4.movies 5.using costly gadgets like mobile, tab etc.. 6. Costly car, big mansions etc… … the list goes on…
All the above thins are very  much essential, but we must have a limitation on them. By using internet  and tv we learn both good and bad things, regarding social networking – we spend much time on checking and reading others comments, pictures and status, house is very much essential thing but constructing big and luxurious house is not an essential. To sleep we require about 6*4 feet cot only , hence constructing big luxury house can be avoided. Lastly car or bike is needed for our daily travel but buying luxury car or bike is  only waste of money. All above things easily separates us from God. Hence God expects us to live a simple life. To go to heavenly we live a humle life, a life of simplicity. We read in bible that it is difficult for rich to enter heaven. Hence better to be simple.

God would have blessed us abundantly, but God is always watching us how we live, whether we live a simple separated life or a worldly luxury life ?

” the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. ” – James 4:4

Crying is not weakness, encourage yourself , God will strengthen you and give you victory !

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“Then David and the people that were with him lifted up their voice and wept, until they had no more power to weep.” – 1Samuel 30:4

King David was very much disappointed when he returned to ziklak,  his two wives, daughters, sons,  wife and childrens of his soldiers were also taken as captive by amalekites.

His own men were about to stone him, because they were greatly distressed and grieved.  It was a hopless situation where no one can help except God.

David encouraged himself in the Lord his God, he enquired Lord , pursued the amalekites, defeated them, and recovered his two wives, daughters, sons, and all that was lost was recovered.  He also got the spoils of battle.  Like this God turned a failure to victory.

Even we may be in a situation where would have lost money, wealth, property. Our own friends would have insulted us and mocked us, because of our failures. We need not worry, there is a God , who will turn our failure into success. Perhaps in the sight of men, our present condition may be very poor, but God will never allow us to be in that situation, he will create a new way, for God to give a job, riches, wealth are easy things. There can be misunderstandings, broken relationship, where no one can help to reunite with family, but Our lord Jesus will help us to find a solution, God himself will solve all our problems. Do not loose hope, God will help us.

“Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: ” – Psa 144:1

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

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.”