“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. – Isaiah 53:5”
Praise the Lord for his grace and mercy, the above verses is a strong promise that Lord Jesus Christ have given us. When we fall sick , we need to clearly examine our live why this sickness or disease have come to me. By above verses come come to know because of our transgressions ,inquities and sin we get sick.
When we seek the mercy of God he is ready to forgive our sins and heal our sickness. Our God is rich is mercy to forgive us – Psalms 103:11 “ For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.” When ask forgiveness He will surely forgive and heal us.
We get sick because of trial from Satan. Some times God permits Satan to try us. Hence during trial time we need to hold on to promise of God and overcome our sickness.
We do get disease or have disease by birth , the reason for this is to reveal the healing power of Jesus Christ
When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby. John 11:4
Whatever may be the reason we to pray to God and find the reason and seek mercy of God and receive healing. There is nothing impossible for God. God is able to heal all types of sickness
“And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people” – Matthew 4:23
Let us pray and claim the promises that God have given us through Jesus Christ.
“For I am the Lord that health thee”- Exodus 15:26
If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?
And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.
– John 3:12-13
We ourselves doubt whether heaven exists or not when things happens contradictory to our expectations. In case of unsaved people , they question whether God really exists and heaven exists, Because no one have seen heaven. our Lord saviour Jesus Christ came from heaven lived a perfect life and set an example for us and taught us the qualities of life to inherit heaven. To inherit heaven first thing we need is faith that God is true, Jesus is the only way to heaven.
When we board a bus we don’t see driver face, but still trust him, that he will take us to our destination. Similarly we board train or flight we don’t know who drives it, but still we believe we will reach our destination.
But to us to trust in our Lord Jesus Christ is very very tough or difficult. Some times our own experience or knowledge may tell us even God cannot help, But that is completely wrong.
-Abraham begat Isaac at 100yrs age,
-Noah built ark and was only family escaped flood on this whole earth.
-By faith walls of Jericho fell.
Hebrews 11th chapter we read the real heroes of faith. And last verse is not yet complete, it will complete with “Our name”. This shows heaven is not for coward people but only for courageous and heroes.
We can become hero not by our own ability or knowledge but by the guidance and grace of Jesus Christ. Let God give us Grace only trust in Him always.
Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6
” 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.
” 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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“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
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-