Little time !!

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” 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. 
Maranatha!

” 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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The lost dominion !

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Gen 1:28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

God blessed Adam and eve with above blessing. With blessing God gave them power of dominion on all animals, birds, all creatures. Which means all living creature must obey Adam and even just like our pet dog obeys,  when say sit it sits down,  when we say get up it gets up. Adam could have ruled these animals for many years , before he fell.

After Adam and Eve sinned,  they lost their perfection. They lost their dominion on all these creatures. Not only Adam was responsible for sin.

In Genesis 6:2,3- That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose.
And the LORD said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.
Gen 6:5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man [was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

Gen 6:6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart.
Gen 6:7 And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for it repenteth me that I have made them.
  The the  above incident of marrying can be compared to love marriage (sin in the sight of God) . The sons of God chose the daughters of man because of beauty ( fair ). God is not pleased with it. Because God gave, Eve to Adam,  Rebekah to Isaac,  God knows and decides who to be our life partner.

Hence during  blessing Noah,  God blesses him like this way :

Gen 8:17 Bring forth with thee every living thing that is with thee, of all flesh, both of fowl, and of cattle, and of every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth; that they may breed abundantly in the earth, and be fruitful, and multiply upon the earth.

The missing thing in the second time when God blessed them is the loss of dominion and subdue of all living creature. Which God had given them earlier.

But good news for us today is   our ” Lord saviour Jesus Christ “ regained the lost dominion. By the grace and blood  of Jesus Christ we get the dominion in eternity. Let us hope for that eternal glory.

Isaiah 11:6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.

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

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

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 !!!