Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Life. Show all posts

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.
John:11:21


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.
John:11:22

3. The word of God In power:

Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.
John:11:23

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.
John:11:24

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:
John:11:25

And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?
John:11:26

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.
John:11:27

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:
Romans:4:19


He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Romans:4:20

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.

Monday, January 7, 2019

Rivers of living waters.... meditation John chapter 7:31-40

Today's meditation John chapter 7:31-40.

 1. Many people believed in Christ for his miracles.  (V31)
2. When the Pharisees heared this of the People they sent officers to take Christ. (V32)
3. Jesus told them in a little while they will not find him as he will go to the father who sent him. (V33)
4. Jesus said they will seek for him but will not find and where he goes they cannot go either. (V34)
5. The Jews started murmuring where he will go... why is he saying about going to a place where they cannot find him. If he will go to preach among the gentiles. ( v35, 36)
6. In the last day of the feast Jesus told them that if anyone is thirsty to come to him for a drink. ( v37)
7. He told them that rivers of living waters will flow from the belly of the one who believes. ( V38)
8. He spoke about the HOLY SPIRIT whom they will receive. The Holy Spirit was not given to them as CHRIST was not glorified yet. (V39

LIFE APPLICATION:
He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
John:7:38

I am going to take you into the deeper waters as the spirit of God was leading me.

Jesus said in V34, that where he goes nobody will be able to find him and then he talks about the outpouring of the holy spirit. I have dealt with it in my previous post, meditation on John 4:5-14 about the living waters.

But what does that to do with Jesus going to heaven...  Jesus said he will go and send us his comforter.

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John:16:7

Halleluyah! We have a comforter with us who is going to come with us in our journey.  He will be with us and guide us into all truth.

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John:16:13

The Spirit Of God is the spirit of Jesus himself. When the spirit of God comes into our hearts it simply means Jesus coming into our hearts. He is another person of the Trinity .
You can read my post on trinity to know more.

Holy Spirit is a Person, though he can be metaphored as water, fire, dove and so on.

Today let me explain You a little of the attributes of the Holy Spirit.

A. He is a great comforter:

Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.
John:16:7

B. He is the Spirit of truth:

Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.
John:16:13

C. He glorifies Christ as he is the spirit of CHRIST.

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you.
John:16:14

D. He fights our battles:

So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.
Isaiah:59:19

E. He is omnipresent.

Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?
Psalm:139:7

F. He is the power behind creation.

Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth.
Psalm:104:30

What does GOD have in store for us when it comes to the Holy Spirit.?

Let me explain it crisply from Ezekiel 47.  Christ said from the belly of those that believe, rivers of living waters will flow.

A. The ankle experience:

Many of us are happy with the water hitting our ankles. But God calls us deeper.

And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles.
Ezekiel:47:3

B. The knee and the loin level:

As the spirit of God takes us deep... We get into the knee and loin of water. Don't stop there dear child of God... there is a river that is coming.

Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through; the waters were to the loins.
Ezekiel:47:4

C. As the spirit of God takes us more deeper in there is a vast river in which our feets cannot stand and could not be passed over. Such beautiful is it to be filled in the Holy Spirit to the brim.

Afterward he measured a thousand; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over.
Ezekiel:47:5

Along this river we have nourishment; along this river we have life; along this river we have healing.

And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the rivers shall come, shall live: and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shall come thither: for they shall be healed; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh.
Ezekiel:47:9

And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.
Ezekiel:47:12

Let me take you further deep,
This river flows right from the throne of God.

There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High.
Psalm:46:4

Not only that, when we get into these  deeper waters we will win many to CHRIST... as we become fishers of men.

And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from Engedi even unto Eneglaim; they shall be a place to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the great sea, exceeding many.
Ezekiel:47:10

Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, Launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught.
Luke:5:4

Dear Children of God! Being filled in the spirit is a marvellous experience. It is deep calling the deep, which the physical mind can never comprehend.  This is what David writes about this adorable experience.

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts: all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me.
Psalm:42:7


Let us ask of God with such great thirst and he will fill us with his holy Spirit to overflowing.

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Luke:11:13

Our heavenly father will definitely fill us with his Spirit if we can ask of him with an unquenchable thirst. May God reveal more as you thirst for him more. Amen.

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Partakers of flesh and blood. Meditation John 6:48-58

1. JESUS said he is the bread of life. (V48)
2. JESUS told them that their fathers ate the manna in the wilderness but still died.(v49)
3. But he said that he is the bread coming from heaven and if one eats of him they shall not die but live forever. (V50)
4. He goes a little further to explain that the bread is his flesh which he gives for the life of the world. ( V51)
5. The Jews starting asking how he can give his flesh for them to eat. (V52)
6. JESUS said except if one does not eat his flesh and drink his blood there is no life in him. (V53)
7. JESUS said whosoever eats of his flesh and drink of his blood has eternal life. ( V54)
8. JESUS said if one eats of his flesh and drink of his blood shall dwell in him. For his flesh is a meat and his blood is a drink indeed. (V55, 56)
9. As Christ lives by his father who sent him, so will the person live by eating the flesh of Christ. (V57)
10. Jesus said he is the bread that came from heaven. Fathers ate the manna but died. He is that bread of life and those that eat of him shall have eternal life. (V58)

 LIFE APPLICATION:
1. The WORD of GOD says, as CHRIST lives by his father.. so whoever eats the son shall live. (V57)

1. What does it mean eating the flesh of CHRIST?
Christ is God himself.

So eating the flesh of Christ means eating God himself.

What we eat becomes a part of our body. We are becoming a part of the body of CHRIST.

For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones.
Ephesians:5:30

So if God is eternal we become eternal too. (V58)

2. How can we eat the flesh of Christ?

A. Eating the word of God is eating Christ himself.  I would like you to look into the previous meditation on bread of life.

B. Participating in the Holy communion (v55,56)

For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:
1 Corinthians:11:23

And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.
1 Corinthians:11:24

After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.
1 Corinthians:11:25

For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord's death till he come.
1 Corinthians:11:26

We are eating the flesh of Christ when we participate In the Holy communion and drinking his blood.

If we examine ourselves and take part in it we shall have eternal life.

 But we take part in it unworthily it can let us be sick and weak.

Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the Lord, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
1 Corinthians:11:27

Also, we are partakers of one flesh and one blood.

The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?
1 Corinthians:10:16

For we being many are one bread, and one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.
1 Corinthians:10:17

3. How can this affect our lives?

A. We are healed by the stripes of Jesus.  

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 Peter:2:24

He bore our sins on the tree. So we are free. By his stripes we are healed.

Again, believe and confess as you participate in this divine covenant. You will be set free from all diseases and ailments physically and every hurts emotionally.

B. We are free from the fear of death:

Forasmuch then as the children are partakers of flesh and blood, he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil;
Hebrews:2:14

And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Hebrews:2:15

Because we are partakers of the flesh and blood of CHRIST, we have eternal life in him.

C. We are passing from death to life.

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
John:5:24
Dear Child of God,

 we have eternal life in Christ JESUS, we will not die... But live a 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.
John:10:10

Eat of these words dear child of God and the grips of the  thief that comes to steal, kill and destroy will be broken and you will have life and life and life.....

This year is the year your bondages are going to be broken. Whom the son sets free, they are free indeed.

Join with me as
I pray that
Every grip and every stronghold, the enemy has in your physical body is broken today... as the body of CHRIST was broken physically for you and by his strips you are healed.

Today, I pray that there will be healing in your emotions. Let there be a mighty move of the spirit of God over your souls that every emotional hurts be healed in Jesus mighty name. 
Let there not be even the remnants of painful memories of the past left.


Today is the day...as we pray every financial and materialistic blessings that has been stolen by the enemy be released in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth as CHRIST came to give you life and life in abundance. 

Receive these blessings in Jesus name... Let it be an Amen. 

Wish you all a
Happy and prosperous 2019. May you prosper in every area of your life as your soul prospers.  May the good Lord be with you, leading and guiding you through this year... may God bless you. Amen.


Sunday, December 30, 2018

You are predestined- meditation John 6:41-47


1. The Jews started murmuring of what CHRIST said that he is that bread that came down from heaven. (V41)
2. They told that they knew his parents as Mary and Joseph and then how he is telling he is coming down from heaven. ( V42)
3. JESUS told them not to murmur among themselves. (V43)
4. JESUS said to them nobody can come to the him unless the father draws them to him. He will raise them up on the last day. ( V44)
5. It is written that they will be taught of God. Every man that has heard and  learnt from the father comes to Christ. ( V45)
6. No man has seen the father except Christ.  (V46)
7. Surely, if we believe in Christ we will have everlasting life. (V47)

LIFE APPLICATION:
Nobody can come to the father except through CHRIST and unless the Father God draws a person to hear and learn from him, he can never accept Christ. (V45)

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.
Romans:8:29

Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.
Romans:8:30

So it is God who had foreknown us. He predestined us to be his sons and daughters, heirs and co-heirs to Christ Jesus.

He called us and when we respond to his call, he  not only justifies us but also glorifies us.

You are chosen:
The WORD of GOD says we are chosen to be of God even before the world began.

Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art my servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.
Isaiah:41:9

Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me.
Isaiah:43:10

But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:
2 Thessalonians:2:13

Dear Child of God,
Today I would like to comfort you with these words.
A. It is not we who chose God, but it is he who chose us.

B. We are a chosen generation and a royal priesthood.

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

C. We are God's choice for his son Jesus CHRIST, to be heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ.

And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together.
Romans:8:17

D. We are justified by the Grace of God.

That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
Titus:3:7

E. In short, Read, Read and let us re-read this,  till faith increases in us, as faith comes by hearing the word of God.

1. I am chosen of God. (2 thess 2:13)

2. I am predestined to be glorified ( Romans 8:30)

3. God chose me to be his servant even from the ends of the earth. ( Isaiah 43:10)

4. My generation is chosen and we are peculiar people and a royal priesthood.  ( 1 Peter 2:9)

5. We are heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. ( Romans 8:17)

6. We are justified and made righteous by Grace. ( Titus 3:7)

7. We are seated in the heavenly places with Christ Jesus. ( Ephesians 2:6)

  (And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:
Ephesians:2:6

8. Through Christ Jesus we have all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:
Ephesians:1:3

9. Because we believe in  Christ we have a life eternal.
( John 6:47)

Let us continue to ponder on these words... I am sure these scriptures can bring a radical breakthrough in our lives. Amen.

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.
John:6:33

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.
John:6:35

I am that bread of life.
John:6:48

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.
John:6:50

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.
John:6:51

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.
John:1:14

: 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.
Matthew:4:4

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.
John:5:39

LIFE APPLICATION 2:
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.
John:4:34

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.
Matthew:18:14

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.
John:6:39

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!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

What do you seekest ye... meditation John 6:22-29

1. In the morning the people were surprised that the ship in which the disciples went was missing and Jesus was not there too. (V22,23)
2. Then they too took the ship and went to capernaum seeking for Jesus. ( V24)
3. When they saw him on the other side, they asked him when he came the other side. ( V25)
4. Jesus said to them that they seeked him not for the miracles which they saw but for the food they ate and were filled. (V26)
5. Christ then said that we should not labour for the food that perishes but for the food that will endure unto everlasting life that CHRIST himself gives to those who are sealed by God. (V27)
6. Then they asked him what they should do that they might work the works of God. (V28)
7. For this, Christ told them to believe him, that has been sent by the father and that is the work of God. (V29)


When I was meditating on this portion, the question came up to me that if we can all ponder, it will change our thinking of what we seek from God.

Seeking God:
The question that comes to us today is,
1.  "what do we seek from God?"
2. What do you think is the difference in the way the disciples seeked Christ and that of the People?
3. What made the disciples so special that Jesus walked on the sea to be with them?

LIFE APPLICATION 1:
What do we seek from God? (V26)

1. Seeking the Kingdom of God:
Many times we seek for what the world can offer and for things that are concerned with our present needs. But the word of God says,

And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
Luke:12:29

For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Luke:12:30

But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Luke:12:31

Let me give you a small reference on the kingdom of God.

For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Romans:14:17

This is what Christ meant by labouring for the kingdom of God.

Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.
John:6:27

2. Seeking God's glory and his will and not ours:
God expects us to seek his glory and HIS will than ours.

I can of mine own self do nothing: as I hear, I judge: and my judgment is just; because I seek not mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent me.
John:5:30


And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
John:8:50

3. Seeking signs :
God does not want us to seek signs, but to believe in the gospel.

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

4. We should seek to be justified by Christ and not to please any man:

For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.
Galatians:1:10

But if, while we seek to be justified by Christ, we ourselves also are found sinners, is therefore Christ the minister of sin? God forbid.
Galatians:2:17

 5. Seeking the resurrected Christ:

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
Matthew:28:5

He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew:28:6

The WORD of GOD says,
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
Matthew:7:7

This is what CHRIST tells  us, what we seek we shall find. So let us seek things of the above.

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God.
Colossians:3:1


LIFE APPLICATION 2:
What is the difference between the people and the disciples in seeking God.?

The disciples mind was seeking how and where to dwell with God and abide with him.

Then Jesus turned, and saw them following, and saith unto them, What seek ye? They said unto him, Rabbi, (which is to say, being interpreted, Master,) where dwellest thou?
John:1:38

But the people were seeking how to receive earthly things and to be filled.

Jesus answered them and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Ye seek me, not because ye saw the miracles, but because ye did eat of the loaves, and were filled.
John:6:26

Are we seeking God to know who he is, or what he can give us? Let us analyse ourselves.

 LIFE APPLICATION 3:
What made Christ go searching for the disciples when they were in trouble?

For this I would want to explain the life of Mary.

Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.
John:11:32

When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.
John:11:33

Jesus was troubled in his Spirit when Mary cried.

Here Jesus explains the reason,

But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.
Luke:10:42

Mary chose a good part, seated at the feet of God, seeking for his kingdom. So when she was troubled Christ could not bear it.

Same is with the disciples. They sought the kingdom of God and his righteousness and God came searching for them in their trouble.

Let us allow the spirit of God to search our hearts. Amen.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Opinions... meditation John 5:10-18

1. The Jews asked the man who was healed, why he was taking his bed and walking on a Sabbath day as it was not lawful. ( V10)
2. He said the person who made him whole told him to take his bed and walk. (V11)
3. Then the Jews asked him who healed him , but he knew not as JESUS conveyed himself away. ( V12,13)
4. Then later Jesus meets him in the temple and deals with his sin. (V14)
5. The man and testified to the Jews that it was Jesus that made him whole.  ( V15)
6. They started persecuting Jesus because he healed on a Sabbath day. ( V16)
7. Jesus said he should work where his father works. (V17)
8. They hated him evermore as he not only broke the Sabbath, but also made him equal to God the father. (v18)

LIFE APPLICATION:
Dealing with Opinions of People:
Jesus was every time aware of the intentions of people. It is very easy for any man to judge others and law facilitates it. (V10)

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.
Genesis:6:5

It is from the hearts  of man that evil things arises.

But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man.
Matthew:15:18

For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:
Matthew:15:19

God never wants us to hold a judgemental spirit as there will be a day when we stand before the judgement seat of God.

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.
Romans:14:10

This is what CHRIST says,

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Luke:6:37

Here I would like to take you all into a deeper understanding of law and Grace.

A. Law makes us guilty of our sins:
Now we know that what things soever the law saith, it saith to them who are under the law: that every mouth may be stopped, and all the world may become guilty before God.
Romans:3:19

Christ fulfilled law in the flesh: (grace)
For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh:
Romans:8:3

B. Law makes sin come alive.
The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
1 Corinthians:15:56

But we have victory over the strength of sin and death that comes through the law through JESUS CHRIST.

But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians:15:57

C. Law breeds self righteousness but Grace bears the righteousness of CHRIST.

And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith:
Philippians:3:9

Jesus was more concerned of the welfare  people than their traditions. I would request you to kindly meditate Mark 7 to know more.

Jesus came to fulfil the law.. through Grace.

Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
Matthew:5:17

Christ has summed up the fulfilment of the Law as Love.

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew:22:37

This is the first and great commandment.
Matthew:22:38

And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
Matthew:22:39


On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Matthew:22:40

Christ emphasises more on love than law. Dear Child of God, we are made free from the condemnation of the law, by the righteousness of CHRIST.  Law puts us under bondage. But Grace liberates us to walk in freedom.

For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ.
John:1:17

Hence, we do not need to fear nor are we condemned if we walk according to the spirit.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Romans:8:15

There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Romans:8:1

LIFE APPLICATION 2:
REVELATION OF CHRIST:

I have shared beforehand, that a man who had an encounter with God can never be the same.

A. The first encounter:
The first time the man met Christ his body was healed. (V9)
B. the second encounter:
The second time this man met CHRIST, his sins were dealt with, and he was made whole inwardly.
Here I would like to go a little deeper about sin and it's consequences.

A. What is sin?

Sin is the transgression of the Law.

Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
1 John:3:4

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
1 John:5:17

If we know what is right and don't do it.
Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.
James:4:17

B. How do we know when we sin?
1. Our conscience convicts us.

And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
John:8:9

The WORD of GOD says that we are sinners who need forgiveness.

If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John:1:8

C. What happens when we sin?
1. Our spirit man becomes dead and death begins to reign in us.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
Genesis:2:17

2. The sin lies at our doorsteps when to devour us.

If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? and if thou doest not well, sin lieth at the door. And unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
Genesis:4:7

3. When sin is fulfilled in our mortal bodies, it breeds death.

For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans:6:23

This is the sequence. Lust conceives sin and sin brings curse and death.

Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.
James:1:15

So the consequences of sin is terrible.  If you are knowingly playing with sin, it is time to come back to God.

Christ has borne all our sins and curses at the cross.

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

The WORD of GOD says,

There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.
Isaiah:57:21

So let us come back to Christ and he will give us his peace.

When his soul man was healed, he went about testifying what CHRIST has done to everyone. (V15)

So will God do the same with us when we have an encounter with God.

May the Spirit of God minister unto your souls.

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)

LIFE APPLICATION:
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.
Proverbs:13:12

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.
Isaiah:40:31

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.
Psalm:84:5

Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
Psalm:84:6

They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
Psalm:84:7

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.
Exodus:14:13

Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
Psalm:46:10

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.
Psalm:145:19

Thou hast given him his heart's desire, and hast not withholden the request of his lips. Selah.
Psalm:21:2

3. Acknowledge GOD and allow God to direct your paths:
In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Proverbs:3:6

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.
Jonah:4:3

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.
Hebrews:4:16

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.
Isaiah:61:3

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

Monday, December 17, 2018

JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH - MEDITATION John 4:45-54

1. The Galilians received him for the miracles he did in the marriage of Cana. ( V45)
2. There was a nobleman in capernaum and his son was sick. ( v46)
3. He be sought Jesus to come and heal his son as he was sick unto death. ( V47)
4. Jesus said if they don't see miracles they will not believe (V48)
5. He again called Jesus to come and heal his son or else he will die. (V49)
6. Jesus told him to go his way and that his son is living. He believed the word of God and he went his way. ( V50)
7. And as he was going home his servants met him on the way and told him that his son is living. (V51)
8. Then when the noble man asked the time when his son recovered it was same hour when Jesus spoke those words. (V52,53)
9. This is the second miracle Jesus did in Galilee. (V54)

LIFE APPLICATION:
1. There was this noble man whose son was about to die coming to Jesus for a miracle.

Receiving Miracles from GOD:
I am summarising this life applications as steps to follow in receiving miracles from God.

1. Hearing the word of God:

The noble man could figure out that Christ is the giver of life and he knew that CHRIST can help him out hearing people talk about Christ.

Then Simon Peter answered him, Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of eternal life.
John:6:68

The WORD of CHRIST gives eternal life.

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
1 John:1:1

2. Believing what we hear:
Faith comes by hearing and by hearing  the word of God.

So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Romans:10:17

3. As this faith grows in us by hearing and hearing the word of God it has the ability to move mountains.

And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.
Matthew:17:20

Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.
Matthew:21:21

Faith needs to grow . Again I EMPHASIS  on this. FAITH GROWS ONLY BY HEARING THE WORD OF GOD.

 Jesus deals with this man's faith in (V48). The WORD of GOD says, many have got their dead risen up by Faith.

Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection:
Hebrews:11:35

My brother, My Sister; how is your faith? Is our faith wavering?

But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed.
James:1:6

God does not want us to stagger in faith
He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
Romans:4:20

And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.
Matthew:21:22

Ask, believe and pray. You will receive what you need.

4. By faith we win the battle in the Spiritual realm:
By faith we move God's heart to avenge for us. (V49)

And shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?
Luke:18:7

I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?
Luke:18:8

If God can see this kind of faith in us he can never stop but avenge us speedily.

5. When the battle is won in the spirit realm, the word of God is spoken..(v50)  this is the spoken word of GOD. The RHEMA.

He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
Psalm:147:18

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.
Isaiah:55:11

This word goes forth to accomplish what it is spoken for.

6. In the physical realm we ought to believe and obey. (V51) The noble man believed and went and received his son alive. ( V51-54)

What do you need in LIFE? Do you need a miracle? Nothing moves the heart of God like Faith.

Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk:2:4

The JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH. Dear Child of God, don't give up on God. Don't waver in faith. He is our abba father. He knows the deepest desires of our hearts even before we utter a word...

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
Matthew:7:11

God wants us to be  filled with good things in our life. He is a good, good father. He does not wish anything bad for his beloved children. So ask of him and you will receive that your joy may be full.

If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.
John:15:7

May God bless you...

Sunday, November 25, 2018

The WORD became flesh : A Meditation John 1: 1- 5

1. Jesus is THE WORD.
2. He was in there in the beginning in the form of the word.
3. Jesus was there in the beginning when the world was created in the form of THE WORD.
4. Everything on Earth is made by him, through him and for him.
5. He is life.
6. This life in Jesus is a light to all men.
7. Where this light (life) is,  there can be no darkness.
8. This is one light that darkness can never swallow.

LIFE APPLICATION:
1. Can we equate the Holy scriptures  to Christ Jesus who came in flesh?
2. Do we still live in darkness not allowing the light of Christ to shine through us?
3. If light is life then darkness is death. Which side are we.?
Let this word of God work in us and through us that we will be able to walk in the light as children of the most high God.