All things are possible with God

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“For with God all things are possible” -Mark 10:27

With God all things are possible. There was a testimony of an evangelist. Few decades back, that evangelist was a small preacher. He was serving the Lord as part time, spending his own money. He was married had a baby boy. It was during the month of December, he had spent all his money in God’s work.  On the day before Christmas he came home late night. His wife was very sad, because next day was Christmas, they had not purchased new dress for their only son.   The preacher was helpless, he thought even if he borrow money, it was late night, they can’t buy new clothes. But great faith came in him. He knelt down and prayed to Jesus Christ with tears. God heard his prayer , ask him to open a small box in his bed room. Preacher knew, that box was filled with old clothes. But with faith he opened, on top was old clothes, but beneath was brand new currency. A good amount of money enough to buy clothes for their entire family. He later enquired his wife, whether she would have kept there, but she was also surprised, it was God who did miracle by giving them money. This testimony seems to be unbelievable, but “with God all things are possible.”

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your redemption draws near

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Luke 21:8-28 (Nkjv)
Jesus Christ tells signs about his second coming:

“Take heed that you not be deceived. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am He,’ and, ‘The time has drawn near.’ Therefore do not go after them.

But when you hear of wars and commotions, do not be terrified; for these things must come to pass first, but the end will not come immediately.”

  Then He said to them, “Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

And there will be great earthquakes in various places, and famines and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and great signs from heaven.

But before all these things, they will lay their hands on you and persecute you, delivering you up to the synagogues and prisons. You will be brought before kings and rulers for My name’s sake. But it will turn out for you as an occasion for testimony. Therefore settle it in your hearts not to meditate beforehand on what you will answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom which all your adversaries will not be able to contradict or resist.

You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death. And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. By your patience possess your souls.   

“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. 

  “And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring;

men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because
your redemption draws near.”

Let God give us Grace to  prepare for His coming..

Forgiving Kiss !

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“And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him.”- Mat 26:49
Kiss is a sign of Love. Love may be towards father, son, mother, daughter, friends, lover anyone. Some people kiss their pets to show their love. Kiss is a expression of true love.

In Bible we read at many occasions where the word kiss is seen. Isaac kissed Jacob and blessed him. Esau kissed Jacob and forgave him.  Joseph too kissed his brothers to show his love of forgiveness.  David kissed Jonathan shows true friendship . In Song of solomon the kiss shows the love between bride(Church) and bride groom(Jesus Christ).  But the greatest kiss we see is Judas Iscariot kiss Jesus Christ to betray Him. This is the worst thing a man can do to anyone. Kiss a sign of love is changed to sign of betrayal.  Hence in  Luk 22:48 we read  –But Jesus said unto him, Judas, betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?.
Why did Jesus asked Judas this question?
Ans: Judas could have betrayed Jesus by showing his finger towards him or by telling them the color of clothing Jesus was wearing, or by shaking hand and speaking to Jesus. But Judas plan was to use kiss as sign of betrayal. But by the same kiss Jesus Christ forgave him.

This kiss can be compared to our love for the worldly things. Our kiss must not be like Judas but that of Jesus,  who forgive all our sins , cleanse our sins, leads way to eternal life. Let us not kiss this world , But kiss the feet of our Lord Jesus Christ to be be with him eternally.