Tag: God

Great faith !

“when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth? ” -Luke 18:8

Jesus Christ said above verses when He was telling the parable of unjust judge and widow. That unjust judge heard and avenged to the widow, similarly God will answer all our prayers, He may delay but but will surely answer our request. 

One thing we learn here is, when the Lord is near, God expects we must have faith in Him. Because since we are in a world of full of sin , in this sinful world to live a Holy life, Righteous life, forgiving and loving our adversaries is difficult, even though we try to make it with our own ability is only a small thing in the sight of God. Hence God expects aleast we must grow in faith life day to day, we may be Holy for a day but next day we may commit sin, but in  aspect of   faith we must grow from faith to faith.  Our holiness is nothing compared to God’s Holiness, our righteousness is nothing compared to God’s righteousness. Hence only by faith we believe , we will be caught up in His coming.  Let us pray to God and receive His Grace to be seen with.

“But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost,Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. – Jude 1:20-21

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God calling your name twice 

“But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her. “-Luke 10:40-42

Here in above incident, we see one common thing in Martha and Mary, they both were serving Lord Jesus. Martha was busy preparing food for Jesus, but Mary was at the feet of Jesus. 
Jesus was pleased with Mary, because what she chose was correct. She was at the feet of God, who had created heaven and earth. But Martha didn’t have that revelation. Martha even accused Jesus for not sending, Mary to kitchen, to help her. 

Hence Jesus quoted above verse, Calling Martha Martha.. 

Even we may be busy whole day in our own business and work. We  think we are regular church goers, praying person, and we will be caught up in his coming.

Being at the feet of Jesus Christ in one sense can be compared to meditating the word of God all time, where ever we may be. But very often we forget to meditate the word of God.

Let God give us grace to meditate in His word.

“Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.” – Psa 119:140

Be a good soldier !

Blessed be the LORD my strength, which

 

(2 Timothy 2:1 to 10)

“1   Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2   And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3   Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4   No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5   And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6   The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7   Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8   Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9   Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10   Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. “

 

Moral: God has called and chosen us for His eternal purpose to be fulfilled in our life. In this spiritual journey, we must pray and fight in prayers to obtain the eternal life. We must not always seek others for prayer help. God wants to teach us so that we alone need to fight in prayer to grow in spiritual life. we know the victory is ours, because our Jesus Christ Have already defeated the Satan on cross. God also expects that we must pray for the salvation of unsaved persons, let god give us grace to pray.

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

 

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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.”

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.