“The Spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.” – Job 33:4
We read in Genesis 2:7 ” And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.”
This shows that man’s spirit and breath comes God. Body of man was formed from earth. Only living soul was created when God gave His breath. Putting all together Man is made up of body, soul ,Spirit with breath.
During our temporary stay in earth , we tend to forget all these, we concentrate on our daily life of earning money, build mansions, gathering wealth for generation. World is so much busy and attractive that we tend to forget God.
If we have a thought that this life is temporary then we will start gathering the riches for heaven.
Jesus said in Matthew 6:19 “ Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:
20 But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:“
Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
In reality we own nothing, we own only soul.
This shows that gathering riches for generations is vain. Good shall supply all our daily needs. We need earn money and live a simple life. Our aim should be winning souls for the sake of Jesus Christ. Value of each soul is more than this whole earth. That must be our riches in heaven. Praise the Lord.
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“But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5”
Praise the Lord for his grace and mercy, the above verses is a strong promise that Lord Jesus Christ have given us. When we fall sick , we need to clearly examine our live why this sickness or disease have come to me. By above verses come come to know because of our transgressions ,inquities and sin we get sick.
When we seek the mercy of God he is ready to forgive our sins and heal our sickness. Our God is rich is mercy to forgive us – Psalms 103:11 “ For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” When ask forgiveness He will surely forgive and heal us.
We get sick because of trial from Satan. Some times God permits Satan to try us. Hence during trial time we need to hold on to promise of God and overcome our sickness.
We do get disease or have disease by birth , the reason for this is to reveal the healing power of Jesus Christ
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. John 11:4
Whatever may be the reason we to pray to God and find the reason and seek mercy of God and receive healing. There is nothing impossible for God. God is able to heal all types of sickness
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people” – Matthew 4:23
Let us pray and claim the promises that God have given us through Jesus Christ.
“For I am the Lord that health thee”- Exodus 15:26
‘One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to enquire in his temple.” – Psalms 27:4
The football world cup 2018 season is going on. Each people who are spectators want their country to win the match and move on forward to final match. In final also they don’t want draw but a complete victory to lift the Cup. That is ambition of each team.
Similarly , who are we?
What is our goal?
Many years we are attending church nominally . We are praying for ou needs and that’s all, no vision of eternity and preparation of our life for eternity.
But when we consider what is our “Goal”
answer is ”nothing”.
When receive worldly blessings, we think we have reached our goal. But that’s wrong.
Psalmist King Davids only desire was to dwell in the house of Lord all his days of life.
He being a king desired to dwell in the house of Lord rather than Palace with luxuries ! Because he truly loved God.
We who are in new testament period, we our selves that is our is dwelling place of God, that is the temple of God.
“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own.”- I Corinth 6:19.
We need to be holy, preserve our holiness because our body is the temple of God. To live an overcoming holy life we need to go to church regularly. But most of times we go late by 5 or 10 minutes. Even though we attend we always looking at watch when will the message get over and we go home.
In this present world if we don’t like the presence of God in church , then how can we spend thousands of thousands years with Jesus in heaven for eternity ??? !!!
In heaven we will have only Jesus and bands of angels praising Him continuously. If we don’t learn to love Jesus here on earth, then how will we love him and spend time through out eternity???
Our Jesus Christ have already won the match for us and showed his love for towards us (John3:16). We are are on the victory side. we are in the last days of his coming ,Our one and only GOAL is to be like Him (Jesus Christ ). We must change our character to like Jesus only then we will be caught up in His coming.
“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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If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
– John 3:12-13
We ourselves doubt whether heaven exists or not when things happens contradictory to our expectations. In case of unsaved people , they question whether God really exists and heaven exists, Because no one have seen heaven. our Lord saviour Jesus Christ came from heaven lived a perfect life and set an example for us and taught us the qualities of life to inherit heaven. To inherit heaven first thing we need is faith that God is true, Jesus is the only way to heaven.
When we board a bus we don’t see driver face, but still trust him, that he will take us to our destination. Similarly we board train or flight we don’t know who drives it, but still we believe we will reach our destination.
But to us to trust in our Lord Jesus Christ is very very tough or difficult. Some times our own experience or knowledge may tell us even God cannot help, But that is completely wrong.
-Abraham begat Isaac at 100yrs age,
-Noah built ark and was only family escaped flood on this whole earth.
-By faith walls of Jericho fell.
Hebrews 11th chapter we read the real heroes of faith. And last verse is not yet complete, it will complete with “Our name”. This shows heaven is not for coward people but only for courageous and heroes.
We can become hero not by our own ability or knowledge but by the guidance and grace of Jesus Christ. Let God give us Grace only trust in Him always.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
” In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.” – 1 Cor 15:52
I use to wonder why Jesus Christ have kept fraction of second (moment ) for Rapture. If God would give one minute, one hour, or a day for transformation, then all most everyone one will ask forgiveness from Jesus Christ and become worthy to enter kingdom of Heaven. Imagine I we have to board a train, we must get prepared well and go to station and wait for that particular time when the train arrives. We will have only few minutes to search our seat and occupy it. Similarly let us imagine Rapture (second coming of Jesus ),if rapture takes place in a moment, then only the well prepared believers will go to Heaven. If the rapture takes place for more than a second, minute or hour, then the people who are not able fly with other believers will surely ask forgiveness from Jesus Christ. Our Lord Jesus is merciful God, will surely have to forgive them,that situation is almost everyone will get time to repent, pray and escape the judgement day. But God is not pleased with that, His aim is only the perfected saints , who are truely worshing Him must be caught up in His coming. Hence God have planned rapture will take place in a moment, less than a fraction of second . In a “moment” we will not be able repent, pray and get ready.
Since the second coming of Jesus (rapture ) may be at any time and the duration is less than a second we must be ready always.
Let God give us grace to prepare for His coming.
” For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” 1Thess 4:16-17
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