True happiness :-)

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Luke-19:1-10 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5.And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.”
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

We all know the story of Zacchaeus, how he sought Jesus. But why he was diligent in seeing Jesus?

Since zacchaeus was tax collector, He had become rich, not because of his hard work but by collecting extra money and cheating people.

All his wealth and money didn’t give him joy. Hence he was waiting to see Jesus.

Perhaps we may not be like zaccheaus but we may be busy in our work making extra money rather seeking God.

1Timothy  6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

How much ever we earn and save we can’t take even single coin with us when we leave this world.

When Zacchaeus realized that money and wealth cannot give him happiness, he sought Jesus.

But Jesus Christ indeed came towards him and told he will stay in his house. What a privileged man was  Zacchaeus that Lord Jesus abided in his house!!

We even though sinners,   Jesus Christ came in search of us. When Jesus comes into our life, our sins are forgiven,  we get joy and happiness that this world cannot give. Let us accept Jesus Christ as personal saviour .

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First appearance

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“Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils.” Mark 16:9

  After resurrection our Lord saviour Jesus Christ first appeared to Mary Magdalene.
Mary Magdalene and Mary came early in the morning to the sepulchre, but to their surprise the Angel came and rolled the big stone. The Angel told He (Jesus ) have risen. Hence Mary Magdalene went back and brought the disciples of Jesus. They also saw that the sepulchre was opened,  the stone was rolled out,  only the clothes of Jesus was found.
The disciples who came there went home. But Mary alone was standing.

John 20:11 ” Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping:

John 20:15 Jesus said unto her,woman why deepest thou?

This is the first appearance of Jesus after resurrection.  Jesus didn’t appear to his mother Mary,  or His beloved  disciples who came to see the sepulchre but His first appearance was to Mary Magdalene. Why ??

The disciples who came there went home, they didn’t search for him alive or seek for his body.

But Mary was seeking Jesus because,  Jesus delivered her from evil spirits, she had experienced that miracle in her life. She was seeking Lord Jesus with contrite heart, her sorrow was deep. When she didn’t find Jesus body. She asks Angel to tell her where they have kept Jesus body.(John 30:13)

Mary Magdalene was truly seeking  Jesus with great sorrow,  Hence Jesus appeared to Her First

Likewise Jesus is going to appear only those who seek him fervently.
We need seek him diligently.  we need seek God for our spiritual needs, We need to be always in prayer seeking God’s plan in every aspects in our life. When we seek Jesus diligently surely He will appear to us. Let God help to grow in prayer life. Praise the Lord.

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? – John 11:25

The most Blessed man on earth !

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Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

Luk 23:26 And as they led him away, they laid hold upon one Simon, a Cyrenian, coming out of the country, and on him they laid the cross, that he might bear it after Jesus.

Simon  of Cyrene was going  out,  we really don’t know where he was going. He might would have come out to see Jesus. But the soldiers compelled him to carry  the cross . We really don’t know how far he carried the cross of Jesus Christ. But the truth is he was the most blessed person on earth in my opinion. Because  the sin of whole world was upon on the cross, which Jesus Christ was carrying.

Simon was compelled to carry this cross. There were 12 disciples but they all ran away.

Isa 53:5 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.

The curse, iniquities, transgression, sickness, bondage, all together  our sin was upon Jesus Christ , He was carrying these as cross on his shoulder.
Which Simon of Cyrene carried to little distance. He carried only little distance because after that the verse we read soon Jesus Christ was crucified.

Today Jesus Christ is asking everyone one of us will you carry My cross.??

Everybody of us have trials, tribulation, sickness, difficulties which we need to carry daily and overcome it. Only then we can inherit the throne and reign with Jesus. Without cross there is no throne. Jesus Christ successfully overcame in this test and is on the right hand side of Lord the God. Likewise we need to overcome in our trial to be seated at right side of Jesus Christ.

Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

Watch and pray to stand before Son of man

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“And he cometh, and findeth them sleeping, and saith unto Peter, Simon, sleepest thou? couldest not thou watch one hour?’ Mark 14:37

Jesus Christ said the above words to Peter. He took peter, james and john and went to gesthsemane to pray. While praying Jesus took a break at that time He asked peter couldnt he pray with Him one hour.
Even though three desciples were there, Jesus questioned only peter to pray, because Peter just before said  that he will follow Jesus until death. Compared to other desciples peter showed more faith like walking on water. 
Jesus knew that peter is going to deny him but still He asked him to pray. why ??
If Peter would have prayed, he might not have denied Jesus. Thats what Jesus could have expected, but unfortunately he slept. 
Like peter we also most of times don’t pray . When temptations come we deny Jesus. How can we deny christ ?
When we go through problems we try to solve it by our own capability, but inturn leads to failure. We when face trial we dont submit to go through the trial instead try to find out alternative plans. Finally when dont follow the character  and behaviour of Jesus Christ, this way we are denying Him. Let God give grace and prayer spirit to us.
” A man who prays will never deny christ

“Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man. ” – Luke 21:36

Life in absence of the Sun !

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We read in genesis chapter 1 about the creation of whole universe ,Heaven and earth. 

God created all kinds of plants,herbs, grass, trees with fruits on Day 3 . God created Sun and moon on day 4.

For God 1 day = 1000 years.  Proof is God told adam and eve, that on  the day they eat the fruit of tree of knowledge of good and evil, you shall surely die. Simlilarly adam died at age 930 years. He didnt live 1 day in the sight of God.

Bible says all plants were created one day before sun was created. One day=1000 years. Hence it shows plants lived 1000 yrs before sun was created.

plants cannot live without sun. Plants prepare their food  with help of sunlight called photosynthesis.

by the holyscriptures we come to know that plants lived 1000 years before sun came to existance. The above thing shows it is against science. Before of sun , God himself was light. With that light plants lived.
Jesus Christ is the truth , way and life.
Jesus Christ is the Light of this world.
In the eternity also sun and moon will pass off, God shall be eternal light.

Conclusion: In the above example we come to know plants can live without sun light, this is against the science but plants lived by light of God. The aim of the above example is not to disapprove science, but to prove God is the only way of life not only earthly life but eternal life.

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Why I was born ??

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Isa 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;

Isa 61:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all that mourn;

God have created you not simply to live a life that please your self will but to do His will.

In times of problems which cannot be solved by money or human help , we may think
Why God have created me?,
why i was born ??

The answer  is  in Isaiah 61:1-3. Above verses.

We are not like animals which live and die.  But human being have soul , which lives for ever. God have created us to proclaim gospel, deliver the bounded people, to heal the sick, to deliver people from devils.

Each and every person is created by god for a particular reason, none of us is waste. We may be waste and useless in the sight of man, but we are precious in the sight of God. Man sees face, but God sees  heart. God can use us only when we submit ourself to Him.
Isa 43:4 Since thous wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and i have love thee: therefore will I give men for thee , and people for thy life”

Let us not lose hope seeing situation around us. One day God will deliver us from all our troubles and honour us. Praise the Lord.

” I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that soul knoweth right well.” Psa 139:14

Blessings by God’s chastening!

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” Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O LORD, and teachest him out of thy law;” Psalms 94:12

Don’t get weary when God punishes you for small things. That is not called  punishment instead it is called as  chastening.

Why  God chasten You?
Ans: God Loves you so much that he doesn’t want you live in a sinful life or disorder life.

God’s expectation is you must live a righteous life. When we go in a way that displeases God,  He chastise us in order to correct us.

What is law?
Ans: After Jesus came we are not under old testament law but new testament law.

According to Galatians 5:14 “For all the law is fulfilled in one word ; Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself “ .  Therefore love replaces the law. We must overcome evil by good.  When some one does bad to us, we must forgive them and love them. It is difficult to love our enemies but God gives us grace to do that. We need to sincerely pray for people who fights with us, persecutes us, accuses us falsely . When we respond to them as worldly people do,  then God does not sit and watch simply . He corrects us, chastise us. He does it to escape us from eternal judgment. He does it so that our heart might change to be like His Heart!

“For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.” -Hebrew 12:6