I AM the Rose of Sharon and the lily of the valleys. 

“I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys. “- Song of Solomon 2:1

 The Rose in the above verses is compared to our Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus is fairest of ten thousand . our Lord Jesus is beautiful God. I have heard many testimony about people who have seen Jesus Christ in their vision and dream. All they say is that Jesus Christ is very beautiful. Hence in the song of Solomon we read that Jesus is compared to rose and lily. 

Rose is a very beautiful flower to look, but it grows in a plant, which has thorns. Similarly lily has a very good  fragrance, but it also grows in a plant which has thorns. 

Jesus Christ wants us to be like Him. His character, behaviour, life is an example that  We must follow to be like Him. People who look at us must see Jesus Christ’s character in our life. We may get dressed up outwardly very handsome and beautiful that may even attract men and women, but our God’s expectation is in our inner man’s beauty. People around us even may praise us for our work, but do we really please God in our deeds?? 

When we really try to be like Jesus Christ, there will be trials, temptations, sufferings, failures, all these can be compared to the thorns in our life. A rose or lily is always surrounded by thorns, but still it looks beautiful and gives good fragrance . likewise we must overcome our trials and glorify God. Our God allows trials in our life to mould us to character, to make us like him. 

  Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. – 1 John 3:2

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Safety under the Wings of the LORD!

 

“He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust”-Ps 91:4

Praise the Lord for his Grace. Above verses is a very famous promise, most of us know. The wings here refer to wings of the hen. Hen is the One of the bird which dwells on the land. By the creation of God, All the birds fly and their dwelling place nest is upon the tree, rock, or cliff of a mountain. There are few birds like kiwi, ostrich, emu, hen, which dwells on the ground, even though they are birds they cant completely fly, they can fly only up to 10 to 15 feet height. They walk around and move for food, water and breeding, throughout life time they are on the ground. Let’s study about the Hen, hen lives on the land, breeds, lays egg, after hatching for 21 to 24 days the young ones comes out. It’s the duty of the hen to feed & protect its young ones. Usually birds which has nests on trees have less predators, hen which do not make nest, but dwells on ground has more predators like snake, cat, eagle, mongoose etc. Whenever the enemies come, mother hen make signaling sound call, all the chicks’ runs under the wings of its mother, hence the enemies cannot catch the chickens. Also some times the mother hen flies and fights with cats, eagle, crow and protects its young ones.

Under His Wings

Spiritually this refers to us, when we are under the wings of LORD, the enemies cannot touch us. In times of troubles we need to take refuge under the wings of God  Deut 33:27 – “The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:” Enemy may attack us in many ways like sickness, financial crisis, witchcraft, accidents ,discourage us comparing to the life of others. But our God protects, cares and leads us in the way that we must go.

Wings of the birds are a very special creation by God. It gives shade for young ones during the hot day time and warmth during Cold night time. The under portion of the wings are very soft and makes the little ones very comfortable and luxury. The Wings can be compared to the commandments of the LORD. when we follow it, even though trials, tribulation, sufferings may come, But we will be safe, we will not get destroyed. As the wings are soft, the commandment given by our LORD Jesus Christ are also soft “Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.”- matt 22:37,39.

When the predators come and attack, the young ones need to go under the wings of its mother. But if it fails to do so, then the predators will catch them and kill them. The predator in our life may be marrying non Christian, working O.T job to earn more money, even though we may get sufficient salary, watching television,, visiting tourist place spending time in vain things of this world. Anything which hinders, separates our fellowship with saints of God and church, will Drive us away from Jesus. Hence we need to be vigilant about the devices of satan .we must abide with Jesus Christ.

Upon His Wings

“As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:” -Deut 32:11. “I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself”-Exo 19:4.Here we read about the Wings of eagle. there are two peculiar qualities of eagles wings, one the eagles wings makes it to fly very high compared to all other birds, second thing the eagles bears its young ones on its wings and teaches them to fly. This refers to our holiness. Our Lord Jesus not led a Holy life, but teaches us to live holy life.

By His Wings

Exo 19:4 also shows us how God delivered the Israelites and brought them to promised land- Canaan. Wings can also be compared to the Grace of God. On the covenant box, there are two angles sitting on the throne of Grace, their wings are already raised up, ready to fly. It’s not our ability, wisdom, knowledge, or spiritual standard makes us worthy for the rapture. But it is the Grace of God which makes us worthy to reach our promised land New Jerusalem and Zion-

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. (jude 21st verse).

Refrain your lips to become wise !

” In the multitude of words there wanteth not sin: but he that refraineth his lips is wise.”- Proverbs 10:19

  The most easy way we commit sin is by taking unwanted things. We can close our eyes and avoid seeing filthy things. We can close our ears and avoid hearing unwanted gossip, conversation and short comings of others. But to talk less or to have completely control on our mouth is very very difficult. When we speak much we will  speak some words which do not please God, leading to sin. Hence in James chapter 3 we read

 ” For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.

Behold, we put bits in the horses’ mouths, that they may obey us; and we turn about their whole body.

Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth.

 Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!

 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.

 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind:

But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison.- James 3:2-8

 In the above verses we read about tongue, how difficult to control it . 

But there are good things we can do by our tongue, 

1.we can praise the Lord always

2.we can pray and interceded for others

3.we can proclaim gospel to the unsaved people

4. By power of holy spirit, we can speak in unknown tongues , privileged to communicate with God in heavenly language.

Let God give us Grace to control our tongue, use our tongue wisely, make use of our tongue to win souls, proclaim gospel, and praise God always.

 “I will bless the LORD at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.” -Psa 34:1

The Righteous man will rise again !


“For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.”Proverb 24:16

 The righteous man may fall seven times, but still he will not perish, surely he will rise again. Because God is with him. 

We receive righteousness through Jesus. Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Rom 3:32.  

When we face successive failures, we should not get discouraged. Failures may be in studies, business, job, family life etc. what ever may be the failure , but one thing is true, that God is always watching us. If we wait patiently, the God will be happy. If we murmur or start questioning God , He will be sad. Because he wants us to mould His character in us, hence He allows failures in our life. Once we realize our short comings and mistakes , God will change our failure to success. What God expects in us is true repentance. Once we repent and rectify our life then our failures will change to success. Let us  pray to God with true repentance in our heart and correct our life. So that Jesus Christ will change our failure into success.

” There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”- Joshua 1:5

Greatest prayer !!


” And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses said unto the people, Ye have sinned a great sin: and now I will go up unto the LORD; peradventure I shall make an atonement for your sin.

 And Moses returned unto the LORD, and said, Oh, this people have sinned a great sin, and have made them gods of gold.

 Yet now, if thou wilt forgive their sin–; and if not, blot me, I pray thee, out of thy book which thou hast written.

 And the LORD said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book.- Exodus32:30-32

The above highlighted words were said by Moses to Lord the God. When Moses went upon mount Sinai to get ten commandments, the people of Israel sinned by making and worshiping golden calf. Hence Lord the God was angry and was about to punish these people. But Moses interceded for the people of Israel and asked God not to punish them, instead let the punishment be upon himself. Moses was ready to give up his eternal life  for the sake of people of Israel. He asked God to blot out His name from the book (Book of life).

Even our disobedience and sins are more  than the Israelites, but our High Priest Lord Jesus Christ  is always interceding with Lord the God our heavenly father . hence we are not punished. Our punishment was upon Jesus Christ, who died on cross once for all, for every man’s sin.

As Jesus Christ intercede for us, we must also intercede in praying for unsaved people.

Let us pray to God, let there be a true repentance within us, So that our names  should not be blotted out of  book of life.

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Who shall separate us from Love of Christ ?

1.Tribulation


2.Distress

3.Persecution

4.Famine

5.Nakedness

6.Peril

7.Sword

8.Neither death nor life

9.Angel

10.Principalities

11.Power

12.Things present

13.Things to Come

14.Height & depth

15.Any creature

Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Which is Christ Jesus our Lord – Romans 8:35-39

Since Love of our Lord Jesus Christ was true He died on cross. If we love our Lord Jesus , then we must follow him despite troubles and trials. He will never leave us nor forsake us. 

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The lost son and his father

” And he said, A certain man had two sons:And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living. And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living. And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want. And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him. And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet: And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry. Luke15:11-24

this parable here gives direct message. The younger  son , who once was good, fell into temptation and lost everything. But when he repented for his mistake , his father forgave him.

The younger son (prodigal son) here refers  to YOU and ME .After salvation we receive anointing of holyspirit, by receiving holyspirit we become sons of heavenly father -Romans 8:15. At this stage we know truth that Jesus Christ is only true God but still we go away from God, that is due to carnal temptation. Carnal things is nothing but worldly things. When God blesses us much, we must thank God, we must be humble, we must help poor, instead the richness must not separates us from God. But our gracious God is always waiting, when we will return to Him. As the father ran , hugged and kissed his son, our heavenly father is also waiting for us. When we truly repent, and turn to God, God will restore our salvation and give us a new anointing. Let us repent and return to Jesus Christ, and ask His forgiveness. 

” Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. ” – Matt 3:2

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