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

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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 !!!

Limits of Heavenly freedom !

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“All things are lawful for me, but all things are not expedient: all things are lawful for me, but all things edify not. – ” 1 Corinthian 10:23

The above verses was said by Apostle paul. His life is a very good example for us. He once was against Jesus , but after getting saved he suffered much for christ. There was none like him in bible who suffered for Jesus Christ.  Apostle paul during ministry when there was opportunity to get to gether with worldly people (gentiles) he did not do it.

During his ministry , he said aboves verses regarding eating and drinking with gentiles.  He says do not be partakers of gentiles table and also with Lords table.

We may get together with unsaved worldly friends and dine with them and drink alcohol which is wrong. We still try to justify with God, saying that was party arrangef by office people, if am absent, or do not drink , they will get offended. But we forget that our Lord Jesus gets offended, when we mingle with them and drink. Whatever reason we may give but wrong is a wrong in the sight of God.

God have called us to lead a separated holy life. Separation from worldly things. What are the worldly things which may defile us
1.internet  2.television 3.social networking 4.movies 5.using costly gadgets like mobile, tab etc.. 6. Costly car, big mansions etc… … the list goes on…
All the above thins are very  much essential, but we must have a limitation on them. By using internet  and tv we learn both good and bad things, regarding social networking – we spend much time on checking and reading others comments, pictures and status, house is very much essential thing but constructing big and luxurious house is not an essential. To sleep we require about 6*4 feet cot only , hence constructing big luxury house can be avoided. Lastly car or bike is needed for our daily travel but buying luxury car or bike is  only waste of money. All above things easily separates us from God. Hence God expects us to live a simple life. To go to heavenly we live a humle life, a life of simplicity. We read in bible that it is difficult for rich to enter heaven. Hence better to be simple.

God would have blessed us abundantly, but God is always watching us how we live, whether we live a simple separated life or a worldly luxury life ?

” the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. ” – James 4:4

Give first preference to God.

​”Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.” – Psalms 51:10

 In Psalms 51 chapter we read about the confession of King David. He was convicted of sin with Bathsheba. Hence he with a broken heart seek  God for His forgiveness.  Here David ask God to create a clean heart and right spirit  in him. 

When people of Israel was in battle with their enemies , David being a King should have  been there in battle. But he was in palace at that time, this shows he was led by a wrong spirit,  which in turn led into a sin with Bathsheba. 

 This can be compare to our spirutual battle. During church hour we must go and attend church. If we do not go to church on Sundays, and go to some other place and spend time in vainly then we will get into trouble, this shows we are led by wrong spirit. Surely we will commit sin. Hence we need to be careful, attend Sunday worship , Bible studies . we must give first preference to God and seek him. The right spirit always urges us to attend church meeting. Let God give us Grace to seek him presence diligently. 

“Teach me to do thy will; for thou [art] my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness.” – Psa 143:10

Your reward !!

” And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be.”- Rev 22:12

 Our Lord Jesus Christ is waiting with a reward to receive us to Heaven.  He has many rewards for each and every person. Let us work for the kingdom of God and receive our reward. 

One may ask what all work can we do to God ?

Proclaiming gospel to unsaved people, teaching Sunday school to children, tracts ministry, hospitality to poor, helping poor, giving money to people who are in need etc, by doing these works we get opportunity to tell gospel  that Jesus Christ is the living God.

Goodness of God is He is gracious to give the reward to all of them , but according to our work.

When we work for God, surely He will bless us spiritually, physically and eternally..

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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

Heavenly language…

Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting:

“Hallelujah!

    For our Lord God Almightyreigns. Revelation 19:6

The word  ‘hallelujah’ is an heavenly language. The people who have received holy spirit can speak in tongues, denotes heavenly language. I am eagerly waiting for Holy spirit , I was wondering what is the language they will speak in heaven, people from allover world from all generations will gather. What may the language of communication in heaven?. Only God knows what language speak there. But the word hallelujah  which apostle John reveals in revelation  shows one word of heavenly language. Let God give us Grace to receive holy spirit and reach heaven and fully experience speaking in heavenly language.