Tag: Spirituality

Be a good soldier !

Blessed be the LORD my strength, which

 

(2 Timothy 2:1 to 10)

“1   Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

2   And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.

3   Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.

4   No man that warreth entangleth himself with the affairs of this life; that he may please him who hath chosen him to be a soldier.

5   And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully.

6   The husbandman that laboureth must be first partaker of the fruits.

7   Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

8   Remember that Jesus Christ of the seed of David was raised from the dead according to my gospel:

9   Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.

10   Therefore I endure all things for the elect’s sakes, that they may also obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. “

 

Moral: God has called and chosen us for His eternal purpose to be fulfilled in our life. In this spiritual journey, we must pray and fight in prayers to obtain the eternal life. We must not always seek others for prayer help. God wants to teach us so that we alone need to fight in prayer to grow in spiritual life. we know the victory is ours, because our Jesus Christ Have already defeated the Satan on cross. God also expects that we must pray for the salvation of unsaved persons, let god give us grace to pray.

“Blessed be the LORD my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight:” (Ps 144:1)

 

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Eternal Kingdom awaited!

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2Timothy 1:12 “For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.”
Apostle Paul said the above verses. He was sure that Lord Jesus Christ who called him, is able to preserve him until the day of redemption . God who have called us is able to preserve us until his coming (rapture). We need only to believe in Him. It is difficult to live a christian life but it is not difficult to believe in Jesus Christ. If a Christian says there is no trials or sufferings in their life, it only shows that they are far away from Jesus. Jesus will test our faith when are close to Him. If we suffer with Jesus , we shall also reign in His kingdom. The suffering Christian Life along with Jesus Christ makes life easy and beautiful. In suffering Christian life if we forget Jesus , then we will feel the suffering.  Let God give us His everlasting Grace to endure this suffering and reign with Him in Eternity.

The strongest promise

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Isa 49:15 “Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.”

Our beloved ones may forget us but our creater  God never forgets us. God have graven our names on His palms which cannot be erased. We in His mighty hands no one can pluck us away from Him. The greatest love on this world is the love of mother on her child.God reminds us even though mother may forget her child but He never forget us.  It is we who forget the God many times. In times of trials we seek humanely help rather seeking God. Let God give us grace to trust only on Him. 

The Answer to our question is

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John 19:30-” When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.”

In most of times when God delays to answer our prayer we say ”why God has not done ?” That to me. Our request may be good job, house, good health, business, education, many things. There can be two reasons why God delays to answer 1. That is not God’s will  2. God is testing our faith on Him. But one thing is true most of time what we ask God belongs to this world, all are temporal things. We often forget eternity and worry about present temporary things. In the above verses Jesus Christ said “it is finished” shows that He have finished everything, He shed till His last drop of blood on cross for our sake. He have finished everything not only for our temporary life but for Eternal Life. “First seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, then rest shall be added unto you” . Let us not say God have not done that or this, instead pray fervently and praise Him always so that we can receive His blessing.

True forgiveness

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“And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept.”-  Gen 33:4

Jacob cheated Esau and took his birthright. He ran away to his uncle’s place. After 20 years he was returning to home (Canaan) with his family, cattle and wealth. Even after 20 years he was afraid that his bro. Esau will smite him. Hence previous night he wrestled with God got blessing by new name “Israel”. After meeting god receiving His mercy he met his brother.

The above verses shows the emotional reaction of Esau towards Jacob. Gen 33:4″ And Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him, and fell on his neck, and kissed him: and they wept. “One thing we can learn is Esau completely forgive his brother Jacob.

Even many years before we got saved, our works, talks, attitude would have hurt our own brother’s, sister, family,  friends etc. After we got saved ,God would have forgiven our mistakes, but when we get an opportunity to meet them we need to ask forgiveness. That is what God expects from us.  As Esau embraced Jacob, our Lord Jesus will embrace us when we meet him. Let God give us Grace and mercy…

God calling your name twice part-2

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And he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me?” Act 9:4

Praise the Lord , in the above verses Jesus Christ speaks to  saul. In bible we read about many miracle’s, Jesus Christ gives sight to blind, makes lame to walk, heals leper, delivers people from evil spirit , even raises dead to life. But greatest miracle which we can see is converting a sinner to saint. Saul was against the followers of Jesus Christ. On the very day when Jesus Christ met him , he was going to destroy Christians. But the Light of Jesus Christ changed him to become “Apostle Paul”. Paul himself says he was chief among sinners , but Our Lord is able to convert him into a Saint. Apostle Paul while still he was alive he was sure that the Lord will give him crown of righteousness I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Tim 4:7 .

Here God is calling us to lead a consecrated Apostolic life . A life full of faith, completely depending on Lord for all our needs. As God changed Saul to Paul, He is ready to change us. We may not be like saul persecuting others,  but we may be committed to worldly things, enjoying worldly luxuries , hence Jesus says friendship of world is enemy to God. Paul who was wealthy led a simple life. God also expects us to live simple life.  when we completely submit and follow Jesus Christ, He is able to change us. Like Apostle Paul we must have faith, when we finish our race, we must be sure to receive crown by the Grace of God.

God calling your name twice- Part 1

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And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.”- 1 Sam 3:10

God called Samuel twice. Samuel was only a small boy ( around 7yrs)  when Lord spoke to him. The creater of heaven and earth was seeking a person , so that He can share the burden of whole world. Samuel birth, life , and ministry was a special one. Samuel was a promised child, he grew up in temple of God (separated life), he did three kinds of ministry 1.Priest 2.Prophet 3.Judge. He was faithful to God in his work until end. 

Perhaps our name may not be a Samuel, but God calls everyone with a purpose, He needs them to do His ministry. But what we are doing is we are praying for our earthly blessing instead of   perishing souls. Though we may lack something’s in our life, but we must diligently hear the voice of God and do His will. Like Samuel we must also say “Speak; for thy servant heareth“. All God needs not a very talented person, But a person completely obedient in doing His will.

Dear readers in the above message there may not be correct English grammar, the revelation from God may not be deep. But I write it , only to encourage myself to grow spiritually. To spiritually grown people ,these messages may be simple not much significant but to unsaved people and new souls it may help them some way. Praise the Lord