True happiness :-)

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Luke-19:1-10 And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho.
2 And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich.
3 And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature.
4 And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way.
5.And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house.”
6 And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully
7 And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.
8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, forsomuch as he also is a son of Abraham.
10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

We all know the story of Zacchaeus, how he sought Jesus. But why he was diligent in seeing Jesus?

Since zacchaeus was tax collector, He had become rich, not because of his hard work but by collecting extra money and cheating people.

All his wealth and money didn’t give him joy. Hence he was waiting to see Jesus.

Perhaps we may not be like zaccheaus but we may be busy in our work making extra money rather seeking God.

1Timothy  6:7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out.

How much ever we earn and save we can’t take even single coin with us when we leave this world.

When Zacchaeus realized that money and wealth cannot give him happiness, he sought Jesus.

But Jesus Christ indeed came towards him and told he will stay in his house. What a privileged man was  Zacchaeus that Lord Jesus abided in his house!!

We even though sinners,   Jesus Christ came in search of us. When Jesus comes into our life, our sins are forgiven,  we get joy and happiness that this world cannot give. Let us accept Jesus Christ as personal saviour .

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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.

Amazing Love !!

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” But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8

Jesus loves sinners, but hates sin. He came in human form lived a perfect overcoming life and set us an example. During His life he didnt commit any sin, but still he was crucified for our sake.

Anyone will be ready to sacrifice himself for good people, but none will be ready to die for bad people. Since the Love of Jesus Christ was great , he sacrificed himself to redeem mankind.

We may think ” i dont commit sin, i regularly go to church, pray regularly, i dont earn money in wrong way, i dont steal, i dont commit adultary, etc. But Roman 3:23 says “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” 1John 5:17 ” All unrighteousness is sin:” there none on this earth who can say i didnt commit sin. Eventhough we were sinners Jesus Christ died for us. His Love towards us is Amazing Love.

Romans 5:19 “For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous.”

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

Oh! that LOVE sought me !!

“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:8

 Even thou man committed sin and fell from perfection , but still God didn’t give up his eternal plan concerning mankind. He gave them commandments and law, sacrifice of animals was not able to correct man’s sin. 

Finally Jesus Christ Himself came in the form of human led a perfect life in this world  to redeem us from sin. That is the Love of Calvary. A love that cannot be described by words. His expression of love to man was to sacrifice himself to win man kind. 

Past thousands of years since the creation of man, but still God seeks , saves him from the sin. That is the greatest love that God has on man.

We are the most blessed people on this earth, whom God has saved. Let us pray to Jesus Christ , so that other unsaved people should also get saved. Praise God always.
 

God speaks !

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I have many unanswered prayers. Thinking of those, only makes me weary. But when ever I commit sin, God convicts me through messages, bible or some other way. When God convicts, I question him, “Lord I have many unanswered prayers, but you won’t comment on those, but you warn  & ask me to correct my life when I go wrong, Why is it so? ”

Afterall I am an mortal man, made of clay, I have no rights to question God, but still in mind I question .

When we commit sin and God convicts, corrects us , we must be happy. We must set our life right.

To some of us , when we are on wrong path and when God never corrects us or warn us, we must not feel happy, we must neither feel our path is right. It shows that God has stopped speaking us. Because he would have already warned, convicted us, but our ears are deaf to His voice.

Its not too late, still when we look up to Calvary, and pray sincerely, ask forgiveness for our sins , God will forgive and forget our sins.

Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered”.-Psa 32:1