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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The RESURRECTION AND THE LIFE- Meditation John 11:21-30

Next meditation John chapter 11:21-30

1. Martha said to Jesus that if he was there her brother would not have died. (V21)
2. Martha said that but still whatever christ asks of God, God will give to him. (V22)
3. Jesus said to her that her brother will rise up again. (V23)
4. Martha said to him that she knows that her brother will resurrect on the last day. (V24)
5. Jesus said to her that he is the resurrection and life. He that believes in him though he was dead shall live. (V25)
6. And if one lives and believes shall not die. Jesus asked her if she believes it. (V26)
7. Martha said to him that she believes that he is Christ the Son of God which is to come into the world. (V27)
8. Martha after saying these words went her way and said to Mary secretly that the master has come and is calling for her. (V28)
9. Mary as soon as she heard that she rose quickly to meet him. (V29)
10. Jesus by then did not enter the town but remained in the place where Martha met him. (V30)

 Life application:

 Identifying with Martha:

Reasoning the problem with an human mind:

Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

Many a times when we come to God with our problems we ask these questions. We ask,
1. why am I in this situation?
2. If God was in the midst of this situation then this would not have happened?
3. Is God really in control?
4. Does God really cares for me? If Yes, then why does these problems happen only for me?

These are the few questions we ask in the midst of bad times. We try to reason, we try to solve and we try our best to look strong and settle in all with human strength.

2. Looking out for intercessors:

When we are done with trying to reason, we look out for people to interceed and cry for us and with us. We want someone to pity on our behalf and pray for us and thus feel a little at ease.

But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

3. The word of God In power:

Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

Then the word of God comes directly hitting us with all power, hitting the very soul of ours dividing the soul and the spirit that God is going to work miracles and that those dry and dead bones shall come back alive.

4. Trying to identify with the natural:

Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

Many times we compromise with the promises God gives. We say, it is okay to have lack. It is okay for me in this same state... how are these situations going to change.... ? May be as days goes by I will get adjusted without it...May be it might happen later in God's time.... or may be it is not the will of God for me to have this blessings ...... and on and on and on......

5. The Resurrection and Life:

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?

This is where Christ works on our unbelief. He says, HE IS THE RESURRECTION and HE is the LIFE. He says to our dead situations that he will not resurrect them but HE himself will be that resurrection and he himself will be that life in us. Do not give way to unbelief dear child of God.... because God works in supernatural and then brings it to pass in the natural.

The resurrected Christ lives in us as our living hope. We will take victory over this situation too.

The battle has to  be won in the spiritual realm through faith. Faith is the currency in the spiritual world. We can tap on to every miracle through faith. If we can believe we will see the glory of God in this impossible situation of ours too.

6. Words of faith:

She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

God is just waiting for some words of faith uttered from our lips... that he can take those words of ours and work out miracles for us.
Today, can we speak a few words of faith.
A. Are you in lack, acknowledge God as your PROVIDER.
B. Are you disturbed emotionally? Let him be your PEACE.
C. You want God to speak on your behalf, let him be your ADVOCATE.

Faith can move mountains. Faith can restore unto you everything lost. Our faith joined to that of Christ brings healings and miracles.

 If we lack faith let us pray that God will give us faith enough to believe for a change to happen.

Let us not stagger in faith. 

And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sarah's womb:

He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;

If we do not stagger in faith we will receive what God has promised for us.

Let the spirit of God fill us more with his faith that we will conquer those areas and receive those mighty miracles right from the hands of God. Amen.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

MY AVENGER: Meditation John chapter 7:21-30

Dear child of God , Please read this portion in your bible before scrolling down, for accuracy.
1. Jesus told them that he did one thing that everyone marvel. (V21)
2. He said they circumcised on the Sabbath day, according to the law of Moses. (V22)
3. They do it that the law of Moses is not broken but they were angry at Christ when he made every whit of a person whole. (V23)
4. Jesus told them not to judge according to appearance but judge righteously. (V24)
5. Some of the People in Jerusalem started telling isn't him that people are seeking to kill? But he is speaking boldly but nobody speaks anything against him. (V25,26)
6. Some of them said when Christ comes nobody knows where he comes from but we know where he came from. (V27)
7. Jesus cried out and said that he did not come  of himself but he that sent him is true though they never knew him. ( V28)
8. But Christ said he is from God and that he has sent him. (V29)
9. They sought to take Jesus. But nobody laid their hands on Christ as his time was not yet come. (V30)


Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment.

Judging others:

A. The WORD of GOD says better we do not judge others for we will also be judged the same way.

Judge not, that ye be not judged.

For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.

B. God wants us not to judge based on appearance. (V14)

C. God wants us to seek judgement for the oppressed and the fatherless.

Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.

D. Do not judge others based on flesh.

Ye judge after the flesh; I judge no man.

And yet if I judge, my judgment is true: for I am not alone, but I and the Father that sent me.

E. Judge others righteously.

Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.

F. Paul says we are not to be a judge for another as we will stand before the judgement seat of God.  but we have to judge ourselves that we are not a stumbling block to others.

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

F. Do not judge anyone hastily before time.

Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.
1 Corinthians:4:5

Judging ourselves:

A. If we judge ourselves we will not be judged.

For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged.
1 Corinthians:11:31

B. Allow God to judge us:

Save me, O God, by thy name, and judge me by thy strength.

C. We need to judge the time.

Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth; but how is it that ye do not discern this time?

Yea, and why even of yourselves judge ye not what is right?

God is the righteous Judge:

A. The LORD standeth up to plead, and standeth to judge the people.

B. He never judges based on what he sees.

And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:

C. There is a day of judgement when the living and the dead be judged.

I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
2 Timothy:4:1

Who shall give account to him that is ready to judge the quick and the dead.
1 Peter:4:5

God is our avenger:

Dear Child of God! What do we do when we are falsely accused?
What Do we do when we are wrongly blamed for things we never did?
What do we do when we are offended by people?
Do we go around trying to prove ourselves right? Or we allow God to avenge for us.

The WORD of GOD says,

A. Vengeance belongs to God:

 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

B. HE JUDGES everything righteously.

Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity.

C. He is the Lord who avenge us.
And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?

Therefore saith the LORD, the LORD of hosts, the mighty One of Israel, Ah, I will ease me of mine adversaries, and avenge me of mine enemies:

D. God will judge and he will avenge for our cause:

And they cried with a loud voice, saying, How long, O Lord, holy and true, dost thou not judge and avenge our blood on them that dwell on the earth?

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

So, Let your heart not be troubled... If you are offended, if you are accused, we have the righteous judge to avenge. He will speak on our behalf and do the needful.

 Let us be like Christ :
For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
1 Peter:2:21

Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
1 Peter:2:22

Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
1 Peter:2:23

This is painful. But let us commit ourselves to God who  judges us righteously. He will speak for us and lift us up.

Friday, December 28, 2018

Bread from heaven - MEDITATION John chapter 6:30-40

1. The people asked Jesus for a sign that they may see and believe in him. (V30)
2. They said their fathers ate  manna in the desert as it is written, he gave them bread from heaven to eat. (V31)
3. JESUS told them that Moses did not give them the bread from heaven but that his father will give them the true bread from heaven. (V32)
4. JESUS said to them that his father gives them the true bread that comes from heaven. ( v33)
5. JESUS said that the bread of God is that comes down from heaven and gives life. ( V33)
6. Then they asked him to give that bread to them. (V34)
7. JESUS said he is that bread of life and whosoever come to him shall not hunger and those that believe in him shall not thirst. (V35)
8. But Jesus said that they saw him but still did not believe. (V36)
9. JESUS said whosoever  father God gives him shall come to him and he will never cast them out. (V37)
10. JESUS came down not to do his own will but to do the will of the father. ( v38)
11. JESUS said the will of the father on him is that he should not lose anyone, but should raise them in the last day. (V39)
12. This is the will of God that everyone sees Christ  and believe in him shall have everlasting life and Christ will raise him on the last day. (V40)

Life application:
The bread of heaven:
Jesus said the father gives them the true bread from heaven. (V32,33)
Here in our meditation let us see some facts about this bread from heaven.

1. The bread of God comes from heaven and it gives life to the world.
For the bread of God is he which cometh down from heaven, and giveth life unto the world.

2. JESUS said he is the bread of life.
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

I am that bread of life.

3. Any man which eat
This bread shall not die.
This is the bread which cometh down from heaven, that a man may eat thereof, and not die.

4. This bread is the flesh of Christ.
I am the living bread which came down from heaven: if any man eat of this bread, he shall live for ever: and the bread that I will give is my flesh, which I will give for the life of the world.

5. The WORD became flesh:

Now I would like to spark in you a revelation; compare these two verses

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

: and the bread that I will give is my flesh,

It is the spoken word of God that became Christ in flesh.
So, eating this word of God, is eating Christ himself.

Hallelujah! Let us thank God for this heavenly manna that CHRIST is giving us each day that we shall not die but live life everlasting.

This is why, Christ told,

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

We live not only because of the physical bread, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

This is what CHRIST says,

Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

Jesus came down not to do his own will, but to do the will of the father.

A similar verse with a Strong correlation is,
Jesus saith unto them,

 My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.

Jesus compares finishing the will of the father to a heavenly meat.

Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.

It is not the will of the father that one of us, should perish. This is why, Christ came in flesh.

And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

So dear children of God, Are you not secure about your walk with God?  It is not the will of God for us to perish; neither the will of God for Christ to lose us.
We have a faithful God who will keep us blameless till the end.

And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Thessalonians:5:23

So we have PEACE with God! God bless you all!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

See the SEA WALKER- John 6:16-21

1. The disciples in the evening went down unto the sea and got into the ship.(v16, 17)
2. They went to the way of capernaum.  (V17)
3. It was getting dark by then, and Jesus was not there with them. ( v17)
4. There blew a great wind and the sea arose. ( v18)
5. As they were rowing a little distance, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming close to the ship and were afraid. ( v19)
6. Jesus said that it is he And told them not be afraid. (V20)
7. They gladly received him in the boat and immediately they reached the place where they wanted to reach. (V21)

Dealing with tough times:
Many a times trouble times come over us like a shadow.. without us realising,  till it becomes too late.

In this meditation we see three worse situations.
1. The disciples getting caught in the storm  (v18)
2.  it was becoming dark.(v17)
3. Jesus was not there in the ship. (V17)

David portrays of the emotional state of the disciples in psalms 107;

They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;
These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.
For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.
They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.
Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.
He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Most of the time, in our troubles we are like drunken people, staggering around. We are at our wit's end. Our souls melt down in trouble. But still we try to row our boats more further against the storms.

It is then we cry out to God for help. He hears our cry from the heavens. He humbles himself, to come to us and calm the storms.

Hallelujah! We have an awesome God who listens to our screams and cries and comes for our rescue.

 Life application 2:
Calming the storms:
When we are in trouble, something dramatic happens.

Our eyes are opened to see the SEA WALKER. (V19)
 Yes, today if we are troubled, let us pray that GOD will open our eyes to see the GOD of the oceans and seas, who have the authority to calm every storms and Gale surrounding us.

Now let me compare the similarity in psalms 107 and John 6:
Jesus calms them by soothing them not to be afraid. He calms their every hidden and inner turmoil with his words. (V20)

Dear Child of God, if you are in an inner turmoil, the word of God is coming to you. "Do not be afraid". He is able to calm every storm that raises against you.

 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

But he saith unto them, It is I; be not afraid.

Once  the inner peace sets in and we are completely quiet, he takes us fast to our desired place. Let us see these two verses below;

Then they willingly received him into the ship: and immediately the ship was at the land whither they went.

Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Dear Child of God, Let me summarise how we are to deal with storms in life.
1. Identify the storm. - physical and emotional darkness with no Christ in the situation.
2. Cry out for help till heavens hear you.
3. Pray that your eyes are opened to see the SEA WALKER, The God who has the authority to calm your storms and change your situations.
4. Allow God's word to comfort you.
5. Recieve Christ into your ship to deal with your situations.
6. Once you are calm and quiet and become glad about you will see your physical situations change quickly.

May Spirit of God enlighten your spirit to know more. Amen.

Thursday, December 20, 2018

TRINITY - Meditation John chapter 5:18-29

1. Christ said he cannot do anything by himself than what he had sees his father do. Whatever the father did the son did the same. (V19)
2. Father loves the son so much that he shows him everything that he does. He will greater things too that we may marvel. (V20)
3. The Father raises the dead and quicken them and so does the son quickens them whom he wants to. (V21)
4. The Father never judges any man but passing judgement is commited to Christ that all men must honor Christ as they honor the father. (V22, 23)
5. He further goes on to explain, if one does not honor Christ he does not honor the father too. (V23)
6. Then Christ says, if we hear his word and believe in him who sent him we will have everlasting life. We shall not come into condemnation but pass from death to life.  (V24)
7. Then Christ said, dead shall hear the voice of him and they will live. (V25)
8. The Father has life in himself. Similarly, he has given to the son to have life in himself.  (V26)
9. Father has given Christ the authority to judge as he is not only son of God but also son of man. ( V27)
10. Christ tells us not to marvel as time is coming that people in the graves are going to hear his voice. (V28)
11. There is a time of resurrection. Those who did good will resurrect to life and those doing evil deeds will resurrect unto damnation. (V29)
12. Christ says he judge based on what he hear from God. His judgements are just as he judge based on the will of his father and not of his self. (V30)

1. The Father and the son:
A. Many of us are confused of the relationship of Father God, the Son Jesus CHRIST, and the role of the Holy Spirit, which I would like to clarify today.

The best example for all the three people in action is the creation. Let us look a little deeper into the scriptures.

This is Father God:

In the beginning *God* created the heaven and the earth.

This scripture below tells about the Holy Spirit.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the *Spirit of God* moved upon the face of the waters.

The *WORD* God spoke is Christ.

And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Let me explain with a scripture, how the word is Christ.

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.

Yes, the word became flesh as JESUS CHRIST.

B. With this understanding I would like to explain about today's meditation.

How does Christ describes his relationship with God the Father?

A. He was with the father since the beginning.  This is how CHRIST explains it,

And no man hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven.

B. He does what he had seen his father do. (V19) and he speaks of what his father speaks. (V30)

C. Father God loves Christ so much that he shows Christ everything he does. (V20)

D. He  has given him all authority on heaven and earth including passing judgement. Let me explain this with the following scriptures. (V22)

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, _All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth._ 

Hereafter shall the Son of man sit on the right hand of the _power_ of God.

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, _Christ the power of God,_ and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians:1:24

But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the _judgment seat of Christ._ 

E. He also explains that the father and the son are the same so much  as, seeing the son means seeing the father and honouring the son means honouring the Father too. (V23)

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.

Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

He that hateth me hateth my Father also.

All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

This portion is something beyond comprehension and all human understanding and I am trying to put it all together to the best of my ability.

I would like to explain the second part of our meditation today.

GOD The Father raising the dead:

The Father GOD raises the dead. He is full of life and the same life is in Jesus CHRIST. (V21)

Let us see some INCIDENCES of how the Father GOD had brought dead to life.

And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.

So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood up upon their feet, an exceeding great army.

Therefore prophesy and say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, O my people, I will open your graves, and cause you to come up out of your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.

And shall put my spirit in you, and ye shall live, and I shall place you in your own land: then shall ye know that I the LORD have spoken it, and performed it, saith the LORD.

Dear  Child of God, we have a God who makes the dry bones to become an army. He does it through the Holy Spirit the very breath of God.

Similarly, Christ came as a quickening Spirit, giving life to the dead.

But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

He can quicken our mortal bodies. He is the life giver to anyone whom he will.

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1 Corinthians:15:45

Christ has come as a quickening Spirit. The Spiritually dead shall hear his voice and they will live.

Christ came to give us life and life in abundance.

The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

This is why, Christ will resurrect us one day and we will have our glorious bodies and be with him forever.

For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 Corinthians:15:22

So for a child of God, death is not an end. We are only passing from glory to glory.

Dearly beloved,

Most of the time we are so engrossed in life that we don't take time out to know who this big God is. God is interested in revealing more of his love and reveal of himself more to us. If we have the maker of the universe for us, we will definitely receive everything for this life.

In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because thGod at God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
1 John:4:9

But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

May the Spirit of God prepare your souls for this glorious future. Amen.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Overthrow SELF PITY - MEDITATION John chapter 5: 1-9

1. In Jerusalem there was a pool named Bethesda having five porches where many impotent people, lame and blind were laying. (V1-3)
2. They were waiting for the water to be stirred as some times an angel comes down and troubled the water and whoever stepped in first were healed of all their diseases.  (V4)
3. There was a man lying there with infirmity for 38 years. ( v5)
4. Jesus saw him lying and asked him if he Wants to be made whole (V6)
5. The impotent man said that there was no man to put him in the pool when the water is stirred and someone else enters first. (V7)
6. Jesus told him to rise, take up his bed and walk.  ( V8)
7. Immediately the man was made whole and he took up his bed and walked.  (V9)

Today I would like to bring to light the stronghold of self pity, which the Holy Spirit will open our eyes to, through this meditation:
1. I would like to analyse the condition of this person. If you can identify yourself with this person, then this meditation is for you.
A. 38 years of infirmity.
A long term illness undefined, that he can do nothing by himself and under the mercy of others.
Many times we are unable to pick ourself up. We are lying in our weaknesses (V5)

B. He had repeated failures;
 He has seen before his eyes the waters being stirred and someone being healed but not himself. (V7) We see a lot of people around us coming out of problems easily, but not us.

C. He was discouraged because of repeated failures:
He puts it as, when the water is stirred, someone else enters first and he misses every time. (V7)

D. He was very angry:
He was angry with people that nobody helped him out in his distress. (V7)

E. He was sad:
He was sad again, as he has no way out. (V7)

Who has more reason to feel pity for himself, more than this man??

Also the self pity can follow a  series of emotional manifestations like,
Discouragement, disappointment, sadness, depressive thoughts, hopelessness and why not even thoughts of suicide.

So how are we to deal with it? Scroll down to know more...

 1. Waiting for Miracle:
Long term waiting is not a pleasant situation to face. The WORD of GOD says,

Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Yes, whenever our hopes are deferred our heart is sick. But when what we desired comes it is like a tree of life.

Dear brothers and sisters, is your heart sick of waiting? God has a better way of dealing it. The WORD of GOD says,

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

If waiting for a miracle is making your heart and life sick, wait on the Lord, for strength.
He will give you the strength to run till you receive your miracle.

Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.

You want to move from strength to strength? You feel your strength failing? You cannot go 1 step further, wait on the Lord and he will be your strength.

2. Dealing with repeated closed doors:
This is another source of frustration. We desire for things to happen and if it doesn't our heart is becoming sick. We don't stop there, we blame God for that too. This is human nature.

What to do when confronted with closed doors everywhere?

1. Be still:
And Moses said unto the people, Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will show to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Let us be still and know that he is our God.

2. BRING our desires before God:

He will fulfil the desire of them that fear him: he also will hear their cry, and will save them.

Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.

3. Acknowledge GOD and allow God to direct your paths:
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

C. Dealing with discouragement:
Discouragement hits everyone. Even the great prophets like  Elijah and Jonah were  discouraged that they wanted to die.

But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers.
1 Kings:19:4

Therefore now, O LORD, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; for it is better for me to die than to live.

But praise God for the blood of CHRIST we can boldly go before the throne of grace.

Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

Dear brother, Dear sister do not be disheartened... through CHRIST we have Grace upon Grace. We do not need to stay discouraged forever.

We can boldly approach the throne of Grace when in distress.

3. Dealing with anger and sadness:
Getting angry or becoming sad, especially with other people  when our things don't work our way is not going to help us any further.

This is where we renew our minds to rise up. Christ has promised us a garment of praise instead of a spirit of heaviness.

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that he might be glorified.

Put on the garment of praise, that is the treatment for a heavy Spirit. It is an willful act. We might sometimes have to force ourselves to give thanks to God. But do it...
 This is how we declare to the enemy that we are no more on the bed and along with the people who are going to be there in infirmity forever....

This is what CHRIST means, RISE UP, TAKE YOUR BED and WALK. My good friends, the word of life is spoken on your life. Rise up... stir your spirits and renew your strength like an Eagle...

All the more.... Rejoice! We have a miracle working GOD

Wednesday, December 12, 2018


1. Jesus left Judea and went into Galilee when Jews started telling that he made more disciples than John ( V1-3)
2. He had to go through Samaria (V4)
3. Jesus came to a city called sychar - which had an historical significance,
The ground was given by Jacob to Joseph (v5)
4. There was also Jacob's well and because Jesus was weary with his Journey, he sat ON the well and it was the sixth hour (v6)

1. How do we react to Honour and fame?
The WORD of GOD says, praise is like a furnace that refines Gold. It trieth our inward man. It brings to light the kind of Person who we are.

As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

How do we react to praise.? How do we react when honour and fame comes our way.
A. Do we change it to praises unto God or do we rob his glory? The WORD of GOD says, he will never give his glory to anyone.

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.

We are called to show forth God's praise.

This people have I formed for myself; they shall shew forth my praise.

How do we treat people when we are moving forward?
1. Let others lift us up and not ourselves:
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

2.  Christ moved away when he was lifted more than John the Baptist. How are we? Let us allow the Holy Spirit  search our hearts.....

Significance of the Well of Jacob:
1. The house of Jacob and his generation was chosen by God to be blessed and to inherit the Kingdom of God.

Similarly we are chosen by God to be blessed.

And say unto them, Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose Israel, and lifted up mine hand unto the seed of the house of Jacob, and made myself known unto them in the land of Egypt, when I lifted up mine hand unto them, saying, I am the LORD your God;

2. Jesus walks into the place where Jacob had given a land as inheritance to Joseph.( V5)
Similarly. We have a spiritual inheritance in Christ.

Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

3. Jesus CHRIST sat on the well of Jacob.
Well signifies the fountain of living waters... which we will meditating throughout this chapter.

The WORD of The God says, the thirsty land will have springs of water.

And the parched ground shall become a pool, and the thirsty land springs of water: in the habitation of dragons, where each lay, shall be grass with reeds and rushes.

4. Jesus Christ is the master of this well: whomever comes to him, shall receive this living waters.

They shall not hunger nor thirst; neither shall the heat nor sun smite them: for he that hath mercy on them shall lead them, even by the springs of water shall he guide them.

Like a shepherd Christ leads us to the still waters as from him flows the living waters

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

If  you feel, your life is like a dry parched land...Jesus wants to flow these living waters through you.
I pray that God will take us besides the still waters, as we move on this exciting journey of meditating John 4.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

WHERE ARE YOU HEADING TO? church- The BRIDE of CHRIST; Meditation John 3:22-36

1. Jesus came to Judea and he stayed their for a while and baptised. John the Baptist was also baptizing people for repentance in the same place. (V22,23)
2. Again, the Jews questioned John about his witness about Christ and that many people go to Christ, than to himself. ( V24-26)
 3. John confirms again his witness that nobody receives anything unless it is given to them from heaven and that he himself is not CHRIST but the one sent before him. (V27,28)
4. He speaks about Christ being the bridegroom of the bride, the church, he himself being the friend of the bridegroom. He also rejoices for hearing the voice of CHRIST. (V29)
5. He further endorse the testimony of CHRIST, as something that he speaks of what he has seen and heard as they are the words of God and God has given his Spirit without measure in him. (V31-34)
6. He wanted Christ to increase and himself to decrease. (V30)
7. If we can receive his testimony we know that God is true. (V33)
8. The Father God Loveth Christ and has given him authority over all things. (V35)
9. Hence if we believe in Jesus CHRIST we will have everlasting life, but if not we shall not see life as the wrath of God will abide on us.

Life Application 1:
Every born again Christian, washed and redeemed by the blood of Christ are a part of a heavenly church - The bride of CHRIST.

Let us go through a few scriptures:

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb's wife.

The great city, the new Jerusalem is going to be the bride.
And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

What is this new Jerusalem?
1. This is a place where the saved in Christ are going to be.
And the nations of them which are saved shall walk in the light of it: and the kings of the earth do bring their glory and honour into it.

2. This is the place where there is no need for sun or moon.
And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

3. There will be no abomination or filth and only if our name is there in the lamb's book of life we can be there.

And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life.

The church is the bride of CHRIST.
For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

Christ has bought the church by giving himself for it.
Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;

And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

The church is the bride of CHRIST.  Christ being the bridegroom and you and me are going to be the part of this bride church

We are knit together to be a part of the bigger body of CHRIST.
And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.

How does CHRIST wants his bride to be?
1. God wants his church to be blameless.

That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish.

That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;

2. Washed by the blood of the LAMB.

And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.

3. Subject to Christ:

Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.

4. A Royal priesthood
Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
1 Peter:2:5

But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light;
1 Peter:2:9

Life Application 2:
Witness of John the Baptist:
1. John never hesitated to lift up Christ, though he is decreased. (V30)

2. He did not hesitate to acknowledge that he is not CHRIST, but only the one who came before him (v27,28)

3. He testified that CHRIST is the one who came from heaven and he knows the things of heaven than any one else. (V31-33)

4. He acknowledged that CHRIST is full of Holy Spirit without measure.

And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1 Corinthians:15:45

5. And moreover it was revealed to him that CHRIST is the bridegroom for the bride called CHURCH. (V29)

6. Christ is given all authority in heaven and earth. (V35)

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

7. If we believe in Christ we will have eternal life. But if we do not believe we are under eternal damnation.

And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.

God wants us to look up to the heavenly Church than the one on Earth today. We might see a lot of disorders in the churches of the present age. But Christ wants us to adorn ourselves each day as brides waiting for our groom. Let us also along with the Spirit say 'come'

And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.

May the Spirit of God reveal you more.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

The blood covenant : part 1; meditation John 3:9-21

1. Nicodemus asks Christ how all these things can happen as he had not experienced them personally.  V9
2. Jesus was amazed as being a teacher of the Jews how he could not comprehend it. V10
3. Jesus said that he spoke of the things what he know and testified on what he had seen v11
4. Jesus asks if things of Earth itself we are unable to believe,  then how can we believe things of heaven. V12
5. No man has ascended up to heaven and came back, except Christ, as he is the one who came down from heaven. V13
6. As Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness so Christ had to be lifted up V14
7. If we believe in Christ we do not perish but have eternal life. V15
8. Christ goes on to explain further that God gave his only son Jesus Christ that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have everlasting life.  V16
9. God did not send his son to condemn us but to save us. V17
10. If we believe in Christ we are not condemned. But if we do not believe in Christ we are already condemned, because we did not believe in God's only son. ( God's plan of redemption) (V18)

1. We are condemned because the light of Christ came into the world, but men loved evil deeds more that they hated their secret sins (darkness)  being brought to the light and are dealt with ( V19,20)
12. But if we do the truth then we come to the light that it will be manifest that we are made of God.

Again because of the volume of the study I am breaking Today's portion into two parts.
1. Part 1- God's plan of redemption as portrayed in old testament.
2. Part 2- Freedom from Guilt and Condemnation

Life Application 1:
1. Jesus was amazed how Nicodemus could not comprehend the things of God because he was a master of the Jews and it is written throughout the old testament about being born again, yet his understanding was not opened up to it. (V9,10)

How was God's plan of redemption portrayed in old testament?
1. When the first man sinned God coated them skin... meaning blood was shed to cover the nakedness of sin.

Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them.

In the New testament God calls us to be clothed with his righteousness.

I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

2. The blood of Abel spoke against sin, similarly the blood of CHRIST speaks on our behalf.

And he said, What hast thou done? the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto me from the ground.

And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel.

3. Blood was offered as an atonement of sins in the old testament.
And Aaron shall make an atonement upon the horns of it once in a year with the blood of the sin offering of atonements: once in the year shall he make atonement upon it throughout your generations: it is most holy unto the LORD.

Christ shed his own blood as redemption for our sins.
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us.

4. It is written that there is no remission of sins without blood.
For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.

Christ gave himself as an atonement for our sins.
Nor yet that he should offer himself often, as the high priest entereth into the holy place every year with blood of others;

5. Boaz married Ruth a gentile as a symbol of redemption. ( again a symbol of how CHRIST has redeemed us.

Then said Boaz, What day thou buyest the field of the hand of Naomi, thou must buy it also of Ruth the Moabitess, the wife of the dead, to raise up the name of the dead upon his inheritance.

As Boaz redeemed everything of Ruth, Jesus has redeemed us.
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus:

The plan of God's redemption through CHRIST is scattered throughout the old testament... May the Spirit of God reveal more.

Life Application 2:
1. All of these Christ has seen and he has known, though Nicodemus was unable to accept the witness of Christ.  V11

2. All these things that were written and practiced in the old testament were of Earthly things given as a shadow of heavenly things. This is Why, Christ was perplexed when Nicodemus could not correlate them. (V12)

3. Christ is the one who came down from heaven and only he can explain the things of heaven to us. (V13)

Life Application 3:
1. Jesus moves on to explain that, as Moses lifted the serpent in the wilderness so Christ has to be lifted up. (V14)

Here Jesus again explains God's plan of salvation through him.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

The fiery serpent denotes the curse of every man. Whoever beheld the serpent that was lifted up on the pole got healed.

So it will be that whoever looks up Christ who hung on the cross as curse, will be saved.

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:

This is what CHRIST explains in (v15,16) that God gave his only son Jesus Christ, to be hung on the cross taking up the curse of the world, that when we look up at this cross, believing him as our saviour from sin and curse, we shall not perish or die in our sins but live a life everlasting.

1. If you are born again  but still under the bondage of curse, look up to Christ as he became a curse for you. Because, our curse has been nailed on the cross we shall not perish but have everlasting life.

2. If you are not sure if your sins are forgiven, you can look up to the cross believing that jesus died and shed his blood as a ransom for your sins and you shall be saved.

May the Spirit of God lead you into more truth from his word. God bless you.

If you want to accept Christ as your personal savior and Lord, you can repeat this prayer with me,believing with all your heart that CHRIST was made a  curse on the cross.

Dear Father,
I come Into your presence in the name of Jesus Christ.  I believe in my heart and confess now with my mouth that Jesus, you died for me on the cross for my sins and nailed every of my curse on it. Wash me and cleanse me by your blood that I shall not perish but have everlasting life, through CHRIST.  I invite you to come into my heart and be the Lord of my life. Thank you for answering me. In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Born Again : Meditation John chapter 3:1-8 ; Part 2

Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

What does it mean to be born again?
The WORD born again is meant as ' born from above.'
But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

The WORD of GOD says, if we believe in the name of CHRIST and receive him, God gives us the power to become the SONS of God.
We are not born because of the will of man, or of blood, nor by the will of man but by God himself.

If we are in Christ we are a new creature.  Old things have passed away. 2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are made new.

As I am being led in the spirit I would like to explain the whole plan of God's redemption.
After Adam sinned against God, we as humans have fallen short of God's glory as it is written,

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.

They are all gone out of the way, they are together become unprofitable; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.

We have fallen short of the GLORY of GOD.  If we say that we do not have sin, we are liars.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
1 John:1:10

This explains us our need to be cleansed and forgiven of all our sins as we cannot even see the kingdom of God with our Adamic nature in us. (V3)

To take victory over this nature of Adam was Christ born as a man, to die on the cross for our sins, that through this gospel of CHRIST we can be born again in our  Spirit man.

So how are we to be born again?
We are born again by the word of God being the seed
Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth for ever.
1 Peter:1:23,
But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached unto you.
1 Peter:1:25

What happens when we are born again?
1. Stage 1: the seed of the Gospel enters our heart. 1peter 1:23

2. Stage 2: we receive Christ by believing that he paid the price for our sins on the cross and we are redeemed from our sins by his BLOOD.  John 1:12

3. Stage 3:
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
This stage is purely God's work. He creates that new birth in our spirit.

 How do we know that we are born again?
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God:
The Holy Spirit of God speaks in our hearts and confirms that we are children of God. ( Born again)

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement.
The joy and peace that God gives in our heart is the confirmation that we are born again.

This is something happening deep in the spirit that a natural man with a human mind cannot comprehend unless being experienced individually.
This is why Nicodemus was not able to completely comprehend what Christ was speaking about being born again. (V4)

And this is what Jesus refers to be born of water and of the spirit.
Water being the word of God.
That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
Spirit being the work of the Holy Spirit in the Human Spirit.

In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

Which is the earnest of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, unto the praise of his glory.
In other words we are born and sealed as children of God by the Holy Spirit.

So, what are we to do once we are saved?

1. As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:
1 Peter:2:2
So we are to desire the word of God as new born babes to grow to be mature sons and daughters of God..

2. We have to work out our salvation with fear each day.
Wherefore, my beloved, as ye have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.

3. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

We have to be transformed according to working of the holy spirit in us... each day as he renews our mind  according to the word.

You can know more about the redemption of mankind and the prize of salvation in the links attached....

Isn't it a glorious experience to be born again? May God reveal you more . GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Signs, wonders and Miracles. Meditation John chapter 2:18-25

1. The Jews then asked for signs for what Jesus did. (V18)
2. Jesus said if this temple is destroyed , he will raise it up in three days, referring to his own body. (V19,21,22)
3. But the Jews could not understand that moment as they were wondering how, as it took forty six years to build the temple. ( v20)
4. Many believed on Jesus seeking his miracles (v23)
5. Jesus never commited himself to any man... as he knew the very thoughts of men what they are. (V24,25)

Life Application:
1.Signs and wonders:
Signs and wonders are a great way God interacts with us. The WORD of GOD says

And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:

Truely our God speaks with signs, wonders and miracles.
And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:

To the heathens God demonstrates his power through signs and miracles.

But, if we are among those asking for signs out of unbelief as the saducees,
God cannot speak to us clear to our understanding. Then he speaks to us in parables.

A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.

Here I would like to give a cross reference, to explain (v 19, 21,22) better.
But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas:
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

This is the same sign that CHRIST refers regarding destroying the temple.

Jesus puts the same sign in another V19
He refers that the temple of God, that is, his own body will be destroyed and he will be in the heart of the earth day and night for three days and nights as was Jonas and he will be resurrected on the third day. He was prophesying about his own death, burial and  resurrection as a sign for the Jews.

2.What is the sign that is given for believers today?

Wherefore tongues are for a sign, not to them that believe, but to them that believe not: but prophesying serveth not for them that believe not, but for them which believe.
1 Corinthians:14:22

The gift of prophesy is given as a sign for believers that we can tap into the mind of God. As the Holy Spirit is given to US in our hearts, God interacts with us through prophesies.

 For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:
1 Corinthians:1:22

But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
1 Corinthians:1:23

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God.
1 Corinthians:1:24

For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Let us seek to testify about Christ more as this is the Spirit of prophesy.  A sign given to believers.

If we can believe, God will make us for signs and wonders as it is written in,
Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.

Not only that, if we can believe God will do signs and wonders for his glory as the word of God says in,

And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

3. Our very thoughts and hearts are not hidden from God. That is why, Christ knew what was in a man and never commited himself to them. V25.
For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust.
Psalms 139:2

I completely agree to pas. Benny Hinn on this message of CHRIST as the temple of God. Kindly hear for more edification.

Dearly beloved,
Let us ponder on these words. Let God reveal to us more. Amen.

Saturday, December 1, 2018

A NEW REVELATION OF CHRIST : Meditation John 1:43-51

1. Jesus the next day goes forth into Galilee and meets Philip and calls him to FOLLOW him. (V43)
2. Philip was of the same place as that of Andrew and Peter. (V44)
3. Philip meets Nathanael and says that they have met the person  whom Moses and Prophets have spoken spoken about and that, it is none but JESUS CHRIST of Nazareth. (V45)
4. The first impression of Nathaniel about Christ is that NO GOOD can come from Nazareth as it is a humble place. But Philip encourages him to come and see. (V46)
5. When Christ sees Nathanael, he look straight into his heart and tells that he is a person without guile. (V47)
6. Still Nathanael was not convinced and asked Christ when he knew him. Then, Christ said, his eyes saw Nathanael even when he was under the fig tree talking to Philip. (V48)
7. Then Nathanael believes and glorifies Christ as the SON of God and the King of Israel.
8. Jesus said... that they will see greater things from then on, than the prophesy they heard. (V50)
9. He also said that from then on, their eyes will be opened to see angels ascending and descending from the son of Man, thus inviting him into the deeper waters. (V51)

Life Application:
1. Jesus called Philip to follow him.
What does it mean to follow Jesus?
Following Jesus is hearing to the shepherd's  voice and following him.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.

What do we get following Jesus?
A. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
If we follow Christ he will make us fishers of men.

B.  If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
We will be in the place where Christ will be.
As it is given in the verse below,
And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
We are seated in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus.

C. What does it take to follow Christ?
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

Life Application 2:
1. Every person who met Jesus had a new revelation about Christ.  It was revealed to Philip that CHRIST was the one that Moses and the Prophets spoke about and he is the fulfilment of the Law. We can also comprehend  that any person who had an encounter with Christ could not stop but talk about him to others.
2. The initial  perception  about Christ for each individual varies greatly till we come and see Christ personally, to have an encounter with him.

Life Application 3:
1. When we come to CHRIST everything hidden has to open up to the light of Christ. ( 47-49)
2. He knows who we are inside out (v47). He knows our physical presence. (V48). He knows our notions and motives as it is written in

Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.

What is man, that thou shouldest magnify him? and that thou shouldest set thine heart upon him?
And that thou shouldest visit him every morning, and try him every moment?

God sets his heart upon us. He visits us every morning.  He looks deep into our hearts if we really love him. He tries us every moment. Truely, he knows us and he cares for us.

3. He knows us more intimately than anyone else.

But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
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.
Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
I believe this is the intimacy that Nathanael felt with Christ.

4. Again, another revelation to the person with a personal relationship with God. God revealed himself to Nathanael as the King of Israel. (V49)

5. Jesus calls them to much deeper waters. He speaks about their spiritual eyes being opened to see things of heaven.

What is angels ascending and descending from the SON of man?
Let us turn our bibles to Genesis 28:12,17;

And he dreamed, and behold a ladder set up on the earth, and the top of it reached to heaven: and behold the angels of God ascending and descending on it.
And he was afraid, and said, How dreadful is this place! this is none other but the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven.
(If you are interested you can read the whole chapter to know more)

God reveals to me here as CHRIST being the GATE OF HEAVEN and the HOUSE OF GOD.

Hallelujah! Let the name of the LORD be glorified.

I pray that the spirit of God will minister unto you in a new way and Christ will reveal himself to you in a way that you have never seen before.