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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Impossible God: Meditation John chapter 11:11-20

 meditation John 11:11-20


1. Jesus said to them that their friend Lazarus is sleeping and that he is going to wake him out of his sleep. (V11)
2. His disciples said he will be well if he sleeps well.(v12)
3. Jesus was speaking to them about his death but they were thinking that he was talking about his sleep. (V13)
4. Jesus then said to them that Lazarus was dead. (V14)
 5. Jesus said to them that he was glad for their sake that he did not go there that they may believe. (V15)
6. Then Thomas told to the other disciples let us also go with him that we may die with him. (V16)
7. When Jesus came he saw that Lazarus was laid in the grave for four days already. (V17)
8. Bethany was near to Jerusalem.  (V18)
9. Many Jews came to Mary and Martha to comfort them regarding their brother. (V19)
10. Martha when she heard Jesus coming ran to meet him while Mary stayed in the house. (V20)

Life application:

These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
John:11:11

Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
John:11:14

We serve a God of impossiblities.

Dear Child of God,
We serve a great and mighty God, for whom death means sleep.

Let us see below some seemingly impossible situation for man that CHRIST made it possible.

1. Abraham:

God promised a child for Abraham and fulfilled it when he was an hundred years old.

Through faith also Sara herself received strength to conceive seed, and was delivered of a child when she was past age, because she judged him faithful who had promised.
Hebrews:11:11

Therefore sprang there even of one, and him as good as dead, so many as the stars of the sky in multitude, and as the sand which is by the sea shore innumerable.
Hebrews:11:12

2. The dead dry bones coming to life:

Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
Ezekiel:37:4

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.
Ezekiel:37:10

Many a times our situations are not only dead but also dry. But when the spirit of God breathes upon us we can become  a great army too.

3. Paul raised the dead man.

And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.
Acts:20:9

And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.
Acts:20:12

4. Jesus raised up the daughter of the ruler who was dead.

While he spake these things unto them, behold, there came a certain ruler, and worshipped him, saying, My daughter is even now dead: but come and lay thy hand upon her, and she shall live.
Matthew:9:18


But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.
Matthew:9:25

5. Jesus raised the son of the widow of Nain.

Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.
Luke:7:12

And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.
Luke:7:13

And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.
Luke:7:14

And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.
Luke:7:15

 Dear children of the most high God! Time has come for every dead to be raised. When Christ can have compassion on the widow of Nain his bowels will move for our cries too. So let us not give up crying out loud to the worker of all miracles.

Now let us see some dead areas in our lives that needs the touch of God.

1. Forgotten as the dead:

I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
Psalm:31:12

We may be forgotten as a dead man and  a broken vessel by every of our loved ones. But Christ still loves us and want to build us up.

2. The dead do not praise  God.

Wilt thou shew wonders to the dead? shall the dead arise and praise thee? Selah.
Psalm:88:10

Shall thy lovingkindness be declared in the grave? or thy faithfulness in destruction?
Psalm:88:11

The dead praise not the LORD, neither any that go down into silence.
Psalm:115:17

Are we spiritually dead that we cannot praise God.? Are we dead that we cannot see the wonders of God in our lives and his loving kindness? Let us pray today that the spirit of God will quicken our spirits that we may become alive to praise.

3. If we are wandering away from the right way we are becoming one among the congregation of the dead.

The man that wandereth out of the way of understanding shall remain in the congregation of the dead.
Proverbs:21:16

Let us ask the Spirit of God to lead us in the path everlasting.

4.  There is no hope for the dead.

For to him that is joined to all the living there is hope: for a living dog is better than a dead lion.
Ecclesiastes:9:4

If you do not have any hope... you feel you are dead... remember you are still alive in Christ and he can still make you live.

5. Dead men are in desolate places.

We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
Isaiah:59:10

Is your situation dead and desolate.? Christ died for us that we will not live a life of desolation.

6. Spiritual and physical barreness

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

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.
Romans:4:17

We have a mighty God who quickens the dead and call things which be not as thought they were.

7. We were dead in our trespasses and sins but Christ quickened us up.

And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;
Ephesians:2:1

Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)
Ephesians:2:5

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
Ephesians:5:14

8. We may be dead in our works.

How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews:9:14

Dear Child of God,
Dead does not mean a physical death... it can be  spiritual too. We can have so many dying situations not having any hope to live. But whatever be it impossible it is possible with God.... let us not give up till the good Lord avenge for us. Amen.

Saturday, February 2, 2019

Dare to love like Christ- meditation John 11:1-10

 Today's meditation John chapter 11:1-10



1. There was a man named Lazarus In bethany the town of Mary and Martha and he was sick. (V1)
 2. It was this Mary who anointed the feet of Jesus with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair. Lazarus was her brother. (V2)
3. Mary and Martha sent to  Jesus that Lazarus whom he loves was sick. (V3)
4. Jesus said that his sickness is not unto death but for the glory of God that CHRIST may be glorified in him. (V4)
5. Jesus loved Martha, Mary and Lazarus. (V5)
6. When Christ heard that Lazarus was sick he tarried in the place he was and abided there for another two days. (V6)
7. Then Christ said that they ought to go to judèa again. (V7)
 8. The disciples said to him how he can go there again  to the Jews who tried to stone him. (V8)
9. Jesus said there is twelve hours in a day . If a man walks in the day he stumbles not because he sees the light of the world. (V9)
10. But the man stumbles in the night as there is no light in him. (V10)

 Life applications:

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John:11:4

Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.
John:11:5

The amazing Love of Christ:

In this meditation God opened my eyes to see a glimpse of the amazing Love of Christ.

1. The love of Christ comprehend the big picture:

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
John:11:4

The love of Christ was deeper to analyse the issue in the light of God and comprehend what God wanted to do in that particular situation.

Dear Child of God... do we see the hand of God in our difficult situations? Are we able to trust in God in seeing the big picture as Christ did.?

 Let us ask for more of the love of Christ in us that we will be able to love him and trust him more in overwhelming situations in ourselves and in others.

2. Love of Christ is tough:


When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.
John:11:6

The Love of Christ  is tough enough not to be shaken by any emotional outbursts..

the love of Christ sees physical things spiritually by-passing all  emotions.

Jesus tarried and spent another two days in the place where he stayed, that God's will will be accomplished in Lazarus.

Dear Child of God,
Do you feel God does not have compassion on you and is tough as you cry out to him day and night?

Cheer up! This waiting is also a part of the big plan. This is also a characteristic of the great love and wisdom of Christ.

3. The love of Christ submits to the direction of the Holy Spirit in respect to time and space.

Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.
John:11:7

Christ gives us a beautiful example of how to surrender to the leading of  the holy spirit.

Many a times we with emotional  decisions and looking at situations around or hearing to people make haste in decisions not heeding to the gentle voice of the holy spirit.

The spirit of God wants our soul to be at peace in all situations that we can listen to the leading of the holy spirit clearly each time.

 4. Love of Christ is daring:

His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?
John:11:8

Halleluyah! The love of Christ is daring enough to face the cross for us.

 He chose to go to Judea again in spite of an outrage opposition in that place.

Dear Child of the most high God!
You have a heavenly father whose hands will reach out to you even if you are in the midst of hell surrounded by a thousand demons.

Do not be disheartened... you have a loving heavenly father who dares to go any extreme for your cause.

5. The love of Christ gives us a sound mind:

Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.
John:11:9

Christ is light. If we walk in the light of Christ,  in the direction of the Holy Spirit we will not stumble. The Love of Christ never confuse us.

A. The Lord himself shall be our light and we shall not stumble.

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm:27:1

B. The word of God is a light to our path.

Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Psalm:119:105

C. Christ himself is that light that will bring us to the sanctuary of God.

O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.
Psalm:43:3

D. There is a light inside of us... even our conscience through which God can lead us.

For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness.
Psalm:18:28
 The spirit of man is the candle of the LORD, searching all the inward parts of the belly.
Proverbs:20:27

More than anything... if we are walking in the love of Christ we are walking in light.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John:1:7

He that loveth his brother abideth in the light, and there is none occasion of stumbling in him.
1 John:2:10

To GOD BE THE GLORY.... amen.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

The works of God. Meditation John 10:31-42

Life application:


If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not.
John:10:37

But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works: that ye may know, and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in him.
John:10:38

 The works of God:

1. The very heavens above us are the work of the finger of God.

When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;
Psalm:8:3

2. God leads his children In the right way and shows his works to them.

And he led them forth by the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation.
Psalm:107:7

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm:107:8

3. He brings his people out of darkness and shadow of death and thus shows his works to them.

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.
Psalm:107:14

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm:107:15

 4. He sends his word and heal his people. He protects them from destruction. This is a work of God.

He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
Psalm:107:20

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm:107:21

5. He makes storms calm. He make them glad because they be quiet. This is a work of God.

He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.
Psalm:107:29

Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!
Psalm:107:31

6. We are  the works of God. It is GOD who created us.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
Psalm:139:14

7. He makes the war cease, breaks the bow and cuts the spear.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Psalm:46:8

8. The works of God make us glad and his thoughts for us are very deep.

Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he hath made in the earth.
Psalm:46:8

The word of God says the thoughts God has for us are very deep. 

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah:29:11

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah:55:8

For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:9

People who have seen the mighty works of God served the Lord.

And Israel served the LORD all the days of Joshua, and all the days of the elders that overlived Joshua, and which had known all the works of the LORD, that he had done for Israel.
Joshua:24:31

This is why David says he will not die but live and declare the works of God.

I will praise thee, O LORD, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all thy marvellous works.
Psalm:9:1

I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the LORD.
Psalm:118:17

Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Psalm:119:27.

We have meditated on the works of God and how we are to exalt his works as David did. Now let us go further and examine the kind of works God expects from us.

 1. Let us do good works that our light shine before men.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Matthew:5:16

2. We ought to commit our works to the Lord that he will establish our thoughts

Commit thy works unto the LORD, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Proverbs:16:3

3. Us believing Christ has been sent by God is a work of God.

Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.
John:6:29

4. Faith and works must go together.

Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
James:2:17

But wilt thou know, O vain man, that faith without works is dead?
James:2:20

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James:2:26

So dear children of God, let us learn to do good works worthy of God's glory. Let us not cease acknowledging the mighty works of God's hands either.... that CHRIST wil be glorified in and through us. Amen.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

The mighty hand and outstretched arms of God. Meditation John 10:20-30

Today's meditation John chapter 10:20-30


 1. Some people said that he had a devil and is mad and not to hear him.  (V20)
2. Some said this cannot be the words of the devil as the devil cannot open the eyes of the blind. (V21)
3. The feast of dedication was at hand and Jesus was walking in the Solomon's porch (v22)
4. Then the Jews asked him if he is Christ to tell them plainly and not to make them doubt. (V23)
5. Jesus said to them that even if he tells them they do not believe but the works that he does in his father's name bear witness of him. (V24)
6. Jesus said they do not believe because they are not his sheep. (V25)
7. Jesus said he knows his sheep and his sheep hear his voice and follow him. (V26)
8. He gives them eternal life. They shall not perish and no man can pluck them from the father's hands. (V27)
9. Jesus said that his father is greater than all and no man will be able to pluck them from the hands of the father. (V28)
10. Jesus then said he and his father are one. (V29)

 Life application :

My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
John:10:29

The father's mighty hand:

Let us meditate today about the mighty hand of the father that we can rest assured that we are safe in his arms.

1. The hands of the mighty God makes our arms strong.

But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
Genesis:49:24

2. The strong hands of God brought the Israelites from the land of the pharoah.

Then the LORD said unto Moses, Now shalt thou see what I will do to Pharaoh: for with a strong hand shall he let them go, and with a strong hand shall he drive them out of his land.
Exodus:6:1

3. God redeems his people with a strong hand.

Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.
Nehemiah:1:10

4. God will come with a strong hand and with his arm he will rule us.

Behold, the Lord GOD will come with strong hand, and his arm shall rule for him: behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him.
Isaiah:40:10

5. God's arms are mighty and his hands are strong.

Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.
Psalm:89:13

6. God's mighty arm stills the enemies.

Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.
Exodus:15:16

7. With his arms he fights our battle.

With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the LORD our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.
2 Chronicles:32:8

8. God establishes us by his mighty hand.

With whom my hand shall be established: mine arm also shall strengthen him.
Psalm:89:21

9. God scatters his enemies with his mighty arm.

Thou hast broken Rahab in pieces, as one that is slain; thou hast scattered thine enemies with thy strong arm.
Psalm:89:10

10. God gives us victory by his mighty arm.

O sing unto the LORD a new song; for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory.
Psalm:98:1

11. God has set us as a seal upon his mighty arm.

Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Song of Solomon:8:6

12. He gathers us his flock and carry is in his bosom by his arm.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah:40:11

13. The arm of the Lord is revealed to us through Christ.

Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the LORD revealed?
Isaiah:53:1

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
Isaiah:53:2

14. The arm of the Lord brings salvation.

And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him.
Isaiah:59:16

This is how mighty the arm of God is... now let us rest secured that nothing and no one can pluck us from this mighty hand of his.

God will fight our battles. He will win victories for us. The wolf and the RAVENOUS beasts can never snatch us from the very bosom of his.
When we cry out to him he will send his arrows and scatter them.

Yea, he sent out his arrows, and scattered them; and he shot out lightnings, and discomfited them.
Psalm:18:14

Such a great and mighty God we have. So let us rest assured that nothing can separate us from his love because we are more than conquerors through Christ who strengthens us.

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Romans:8:35

Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
Romans:8:37

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Are you safe? Meditation John 10: 11-19

 1. Jesus said he is the good shepherd and he gives his life for the sheep. (V11)
2. But the hireling, who is not the shepherd and the sheep are not his own, sees the wolf coming and flees from the sheep. The wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.  (V12)
3. The hireling flees from the sheep because he is an hireling and does not care for his sheep. (V13)
4. Jesus said he is the good shepherd and he knows his sheep and the sheep knows him. (V14)
5. The father knows Christ and Christ knows the father and he lays down his life for the sheep. (V15)
6. Jesus said there are some other sheep outside that fold which are his. They shall hear his voice and them also he should bring in that there will be one fold and one shepherd. (V16)
7. Jesus said his father loves him because he lay down his own life that he might take it back again. (V17)
8. Jesus said no man takes his life from him, but he lay it down himself. For he has the
power to lay it down and to take it again. This commandment Christ has received from the father. (V18)
9. The Jews got divided because of these sayings. (V19)

 LIFE APPLICATION:

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John:10:11

But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep.
John:10:12

In this passage we see three personalities in the scene. Let us go through their nature one by one.

1. The RAVENOUS beast:

We have a devourer who comes to steal, kill and destroy and that is the devil. The enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy every blessing that God has for us.

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

B. We have an adversary, the devil who go about like a roaring lion seeking whom he may devour.


Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
1 Peter:5:8

C. The lion roars against the multitudes of the voices of the shepherds and is not afraid of them.

For thus hath the LORD spoken unto me, Like as the lion and the young lion roaring on his prey, when a multitude of shepherds is called forth against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor abase himself for the noise of them: so shall the LORD of hosts come down to fight for mount Zion, and for the hill thereof.
Isaiah:31:4

Dear Child of God,
This is how the enemy comes looking out for our souls. Are we safe from his hands? Let go further down and know more.

2. THE HIRELING:

The hireling is a shepherd who does not take responsibility for the sheep, as he was hired to work and the sheep are not his own.

A. They do not feed the flock but they feed themselves:

Ye eat the fat, and ye clothe you with the wool, ye kill them that are fed: but ye feed not the flock.
Ezekiel:34:3

B. With cruelty they rule over the sheep.

The diseased have ye not strengthened, neither have ye healed that which was sick, neither have ye bound up that which was broken, neither have ye brought again that which was driven away, neither have ye sought that which was lost; but with force and with cruelty have ye ruled them.
Ezekiel:34:4

C. They scatter the sheep but not gather them, that they become meat to the beasts of the field.

And they were scattered, because there is no shepherd: and they became meat to all the beasts of the field, when they were scattered.
Ezekiel:34:5

Dear children of God!
It is our responsibility to identify the hirelings from the true shepherds.

Hirelings rule over God's flock. They never work on keeping the flock of God together neither take responsibility for their souls. Hirelings save themselves at the cost of the flock.

Let us pray that as the flocks of the most high God, God will give us Christ like shepherds to guide us and lead us in the ways of God.

3. Christ our good shepherd:

A. As a good shepherd God searches for us and seeks us.

For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep, and seek them out.
Ezekiel:34:11

He will deliver us out of all the places wherever we may be scattered, though it may be dark and cloudy.

As a shepherd seeketh out his flock in the day that he is among his sheep that are scattered; so will I seek out my sheep, and will deliver them out of all places where they have been scattered in the cloudy and dark day.
Ezekiel:34:12

B. He will gather us to be his holy people.

And I will bring them out from the people, and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land, and feed them upon the mountains of Israel by the rivers, and in all the inhabited places of the country.
Ezekiel:34:13

C. He will feed us with good pastures.

I will feed them in a good pasture, and upon the high mountains of Israel shall their fold be: there shall they lie in a good fold, and in a fat pasture shall they feed upon the mountains of Israel.
Ezekiel:34:14

D. He makes us to lie down and gives us rest.


I will feed my flock, and I will cause them to lie down, saith the Lord GOD.
Ezekiel:34:15

E. He seeks the lost, binds our brokenness and heals our sickness.

I will seek that which was lost, and bring again that which was driven away, and will bind up that which was broken, and will strengthen that which was sick: but I will destroy the fat and the strong; I will feed them with judgment.
Ezekiel:34:16

F. He carries us in his bosom and gently lead us.

He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.
Isaiah:40:11

G. He will have compassion over us.

But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.
Matthew:9:36

H. He is the bishop of our souls.

For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls.
1 Peter:2:25

I. More than anything the good shepherd lays his life to save from the enemy, that by his blood we can live.

I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
John:10:11

Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Hebrews:13:20

Make you perfect in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is wellpleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.
Hebrews:13:21

The wolf scatters the sheep from the flock and isolates them. Today, you may be a victim of the darts of the enemy.

He uses weapons like unforgiveness, shame, guilt, ego, self centeredness, bitterness, misunderstandings,  to scatter us from the very flock of God. He isolates us and once he succeeds we become a meat to him.

We may be like the sheeps gone astray. We may be trusting on to hirelings, be it money, friends, job and so on... for a false sense of comfort.

But today is the day, let us come back to our shepherd  who will bind our wounds and make us whole. When he gave his himself to die on the cross he will make sure he will make sure he will perfect everything that concerns us too.

All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah:53:6

He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
Romans:8:32

To GOD BE THE GLORY.... amen.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Shepherd of my soul. Meditation John chapter 10:1-10

1. Jesus said surely the one that does not enter through the door into the sheepfold but climbs the other way is a thief and a robber. (V1)
2. But the shepherd of the sheep enters through the door. ( V2)
3. The porter opens to the shepherd. The sheep hears his voice. He calls his own sheep by its name and leads them out. (V3)
4. And when he puts forth his sheep he leads them and they follow him, because his own sheep knows the shepherd's voice.  (V4)
5. The sheep's do not follow the stranger but flees from them because they do not know the voice of the strangers. (V5)
6. Jesus spoke to them this parable but they did not understand the things that were spoken to them. (V6)
7. Jesus said to them that surely he is the door of the sheep. (V7)
8. All those who came before him are thieves and robbers. But the sheep did not hear them. (V8)
9. Jesus said that he is the door and through him if any man enters in, he shall be saved and he shall go in and out and find his pastures.  (V9)
10. Jesus said that the thief comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy. But Christ came to give them life and life in abundance. (V10)

 LIFE APPLICATION:

This passage portrays a beautiful parable of how CHRIST is for us.  Him being our shepherd and we his sheep.
Some of the characters of the good shepherd are listed here.

1. The shepherd enters through the door:

But he that entereth in by the door is the shepherd of the sheep.
John:10:2

Jesus Christ is our shepherd and the owner of our souls who cares for us each day.

He comes lovingly to the sheepfold and knocks at our heart's door each day.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
Revelation:3:20

2. If we are the own sheep of our great shepherd we can hear his voice.

Dear Child of God,
How beautiful it is to hear and respond to the voice of our great shepherd?
It might not be a loud shout, but Sure, it is so gentle, mild and soothing and assuring.
Our soul and the very spirit of ours move as we hear our own shepherd's voice.

To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
John:10:3

Oh! How secure we feel as the shepherd calls each of us by our own names and he leads us out...

Now let me give you an illustration... most of us can hear the voice of our shepherd.  But we become too lazy, busy or hardened to rise up to open  the door.

I sleep, but my heart waketh: it is the voice of my beloved that knocketh, saying, Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled: for my head is filled with dew, and my locks with the drops of the night.
Song of Solomon:5:2

How many times we reply to him that we have wound up already and we cannot rise up again to meet Him?

I have put off my coat; how shall I put it on? I have washed my feet; how shall I defile them?
Song of Solomon:5:3

This is when our good shepherd still puts his fingers through the door and our bowels are moved for him.

My beloved put in his hand by the hole of the door, and my bowels were moved for him.
Song of Solomon:5:4

 Dear Child of the most high God,

Is your bowels moved as you hear the shepherd's voice calling you today... ? Let us tell him... Lord! Here I am.... and he will lead us through beautifully.

3. The shepherd goes before the sheep and the sheep follow him because they know his voice.

And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.
John:10:4

So where does the shepherd leads us if we follow him hearing his voice?

A. The shepherd leads us into a land of plenty....where all of physical, emotional and spiritual WANTS are met, remember, not NEEDS but all our WANTS are met.

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
Psalm:23:1

B. He feeds our body, soul and spirit to the full, so we never go hungry and drained.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
Psalm:23:2


And Jesus said, Make the men sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand.
John:6:10

When they were filled, he said unto his disciples, Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost.
John:6:12

C. He calms our souls, by leading us beside the still  waters of the word of God and the Holy Spirit.

 he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psalm:23:2

D. He heals our every emotional hurts, our broken hearts and he restores our soul.

He restoreth my soul.
Psalm:23:3

E. He leads us in the righteous path and teaches us the way we got to go.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psalm:23:3

F. He comforts us with his rod and his staff that we do not need to fear, even if life takes a bad road.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm:23:4

G. He doesn't end there. He gives us victory amidst our enemies and anoint our heads with an oil of gladness and joy.... till our cups overflow.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psalm:23:5


Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.
Psalm:45:7

H. Still more is in store... He makes sure that goodness and mercy shall follows all the days we are alive and as we trust in God's mercy,
 we will keep flourishing like green Olive trees in the house of God. 

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Psalm:23:6

But I am like a green olive tree in the house of God: I trust in the mercy of God for ever and ever.
Psalm:52:8

 4. Jesus is our shepherd and he is also our door. Only if we can accept him as our saviour and our Lord... we will reap all the above benefits of being his own sheep and hearing his voice and following him.

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
John:10:7

I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
John:10:9

Dear Child of God,
If you have not heard the shepherd speak to your innermost... today is the day to ask God for a hearing heart.

This is life and life in abundance as Christ restores in us everything stolen, killed and destroyed by the enemy back in double measure.

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

Learn more from the video on how to hear the voice of God in detail.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Caution: God at work... Meditation John 9:35-41

 Today's meditation John chapter 9:35-41

1. Jesus heard that the man had been cast out and when he found him again he asked him if he believes in the son of God. ( v35)
2. For which the man asked who he is that he must believe in him. (V36)
3. Jesus said that it is he  who was talking with him and that he has seen him. (V37)
4. The man said he believes and worshipped Christ. (V38)
5. Jesus said that he has come to judge the world that who is blind can see and the one who see mìght be made blind. (V39)
6. The Pharisees reasoned among themselves and asked Christ if they are blind also. (V40)
7. For which Christ said they do not have any sin if they are blind, but now they say they see and so their sin remains. (V41)

 LIFE APPLICATION:
Today we are going to allow the word of God to search us and wash us. Let us look for some,

Characters in us that can stop Christ from opening our eyes:

1. CRITICAL ATTITUDE:

Now when the Pharisee which had bidden him saw it, he spake within himself, saying, This man, if he were a prophet, would have known who and what manner of woman this is that toucheth him: for she is a sinner.
Luke:7:39

 If we hold a judgemental or critical attitude towards others God cannot work in us.

2. Self Righteousness:

Self righteousness does not take us anywhere close to God.

The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.
Luke:18:11

3. An attitude of hypocrisy:

Let us come transparent before  God. Nothing hidden, nothing closed. Then God can easily work in us.

Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.
Matthew:6:16

You can get to know more on this in Matt 23.

4. Keeping up traditions but rejecting the commandments of God.

And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.
Mark:7:9

5. A proud and a haughty spirit:

A proud and a haughty spirit cannot a acknowledge God and will not be able to see his own shortcomings either.

For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Malachi:4:1

Characters that CHRIST looks forward to see in us that he can work in us.

1. A broken and contrite spirit:

The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
Psalm:34:18

2. A soul that puts its trust in God.

The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalm:34:22

3. God can never forget the cry of the humble.

When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble.
Psalm:9:12

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah:57:15

And whosoever shall exalt himself shall be abased; and he that shall humble himself shall be exalted.
Matthew:23:12

 4. When we acknowledge our transgressions before God.

For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
Psalm:51:3

5. It is not by good works but by faith we move the heart of God.

Wherefore? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law. For they stumbled at that stumblingstone;
Romans:9:32

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Ephesians:2:8

Dear Child of God,

Whatever situation you are in now, even in the middle of a gutter, it is you who Jesus wants...to work on and  not the self righteous, self sufficient, perfectly perfect people on Earth.

You may be dirty in your body, in your spirit and in your soul, but Jesus loves you.... you may not be rich or affluent, but Christ still loves you. You may not be perfectly perfect. 

You may not look pretty or self sufficient as your friends. You might have been despised by all as good for nothing. But, it is you whom the almighty king of kings want to befriend with.

Today is the day, when God wants to work on you and bring you out of your mess. You might be deep in your sins and ADDICTIONS. But still we have a loving father to embrace us the way you are. 

You may be blind. But if you run to him he will open your eyes to see....
So dear child of God, the father's arms are open wide to receive sinners and broken people like us.

Only if we can run to him in faith and receive him as a gift with no conditions attached.... how much more the Grace can do a beautiful work in us. ... ? 

To GOD BE THE GLORY.... he who has called us to be kings and priests is a faithful God.... he will carry us through. Amen.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Open thou mine eyes.... Lord... meditation John chapter 9:24-34




1. Again they called the blind man and enquired of him telling him to give God the praise and they said that CHRIST was a sinner. ( V24)
2. The man answered them that he know not whether Christ is a sinner or not but he knows that his eyes were opened and he can see. (V25)
3. Again they asked him what Christ did to him and how he opened his eyes. (V26)
4. For this the man told them that he has told them before many times and then why they want to hear it Again? He asked them if they also want to become his disciples.
5. They said that he is a disciple of Christ but they are the disciples of Moses. V(28)
6. They said They know that God spoke to Moses but they do not know where Christ came from. (V29)
7. He replied to them why they are marvelling when Christ opened his eyes though no one knew where he is. (V30)
8. He said though God does not hear the sinners he will hear to the worshippers of God and the one that does his will. (V31)
9. Since the world began we have never heard of any man opening the eyes of the one born blind. (V32)
10. The man said if Christ is not of God he could not do anything.  (V33)
11. They answered to him that he is born of sin and is trying to teach then and cast him away. (V34)

 LIFE APPLICATION:

Today I am lead in my spirit to meditate on what happens when God opens our eyes. If our eyes are opened our lives are changed. Let us look into some scriptures for better understanding.

1. If our eyes are opened then we will able to comprehend who Christ is.

They say unto the blind man again, What sayest thou of him, that he hath opened thine eyes? He said, He is a prophet.
John:9:17

2. If our eyes are opened we cannot stop testifying about Christ.

He answered and said, A man that is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, and said unto me, Go to the pool of Siloam, and wash: and I went and washed, and I received sight.
John:9:11

3. If our eyes are opened we will become a disciple of Christ waiting to follow him.

Then they reviled him, and said, Thou art his disciple; but we are Moses' disciples.
John:9:28

4. If our eyes are opened we can never say that CHRIST is a sinner and we will be able to glorify him as Lord.

Now we know that God heareth not sinners: but if any man be a worshipper of God, and doeth his will, him he heareth.
John:9:31

And he said, Lord, I believe. And he worshipped him.
John:9:38

5. If our eyes are opened we will be able to see the good in people.

He answered and said, Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see.
John:9:25

6. When our eyes are opened our eyes will see the well of water in the dry and thirsty land. Water here denotes the Spirit and the word of God.

And God opened her eyes, and she saw a well of water; and she went, and filled the bottle with water, and gave the lad drink.
Genesis:21:19

7. When our eyes are opened we can see the blessings God has for us and not the curse that follows us.

He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
Numbers:24:4

How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!
Numbers:24:5

8. When God opens our eyes we can see the mighty angelic protection God has kept for us. ... that we will not feel alone anymore.

And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha.
2 Kings:6:17

9. When God opens our eyes we will be able to behold the wondrous things from the law.

Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
Psalm:119:18

10. Sometimes God wants to touch our eyes the second time. Or else we will not be able to see a man as a human... but when our eyes are opened we are able to see people as they are ought to be seen.

And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.
Mark:8:23

And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.
Mark:8:24

After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.
Mark:8:25.

Dear Child of God.... it is time for us to examine ourselves. Let us lay ourselves at the altar and  allow the spirit of God to purge our eyes a new.... Let the spirit of God minister unto our hearts furthermore. Amen.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The great I AM - Meditation john 8:51-59

1. Jesus said to them that if any man keep his saying he shall not see death. (V51)
2. The Jews told him that he has a devil and that Abraham and other prophets died but he is telling that if any man shall keep his words they shall not die. (V52)
3. They asked what he is making of himself as Abraham and all the prophets died. (V53)
4. Jesus answered and said to them that if  he  honours himself his honor is nothing, but it is the Father who honours him, the one whom they say as God. (V54)
5. Jesus said that still they Don't know him but he knows him and that if Christ said  he doesn't know the father then he is also a liar like them. Jesus said he knows the Father and keeps his sayings. (V55)
6. Jesus said even Abraham wanted to see his day and he saw it and was glad. (V56)
7. Then the Jews started murmuring that CHRIST was not even fifty years old and how had he seen him. (V57)
8. For this Christ verily verily said unto them that before Abraham, was he. (V58)
9. They took stones to stone him, but Christ went out of the temple and passed by through their midst. (V59)

LIFE APPLICATION:

The great I AM

Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
John:8:58

Today, God put in my heart to share a small thought on the great I AM.
As I am writing this, my heart shivers as I ponder the greatness of our Almighty God and King.

By his Grace and mercy, let me show you a glimpse of this great I AM from the scriptures as the way the spirit of God leads me to do.

This word "AM" is very interesting. It means it is a present tense always, and is not changed by the past or by the future.
Simply put, the word am has no tense.

This is very difficult to explain with human words, with a small mind we can comprehend with.

Let me turn into the scriptures for better enlightening.

When God tried to explain who he is to Moses, all that he could say is I AM THAT I AM.

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
Exodus:3:14

Dear Child of God! That is he... The great I AM.

 He can never be equated. He can never be duplicated. He can never have a rival; HE can never have a beginning and he does not have an end. He is eternal; HE is immortal;

1. HE IS THE BEGINNING AND THE END:

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Revelation:1:8

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Revelation:22:13

2. He is the Lord.

That the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, I am the LORD: speak thou unto Pharaoh king of Egypt all that I say unto thee.
Exodus:6:29

3. He is the Lord that healeth us:

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.
Exodus:15:26

4. He is a Gracious God.

and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.
Exodus:22:27

5. He is the Lord that sanctifies us.

And ye shall keep my statutes, and do them: I am the LORD which sanctify you.
Leviticus:20:8

6. He is a holy God.

Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you,
Leviticus:22:32

7. He is GOD.

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

8. He is GOD that makes all things.

Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;
Isaiah:44:24

9. God created all alone and there was no other Gods beside him.

I am the LORD, and there is none else, there is no God beside me: I girded thee, though thou hast not known me:
Isaiah:45:5

10. He is the Lord that teaches us.

Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.
Isaiah:48:17

11. He is GOD thy deliverer.

Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.
Jeremiah:1:8

12. He is GOD of all flesh and nothing is difficult for him.

Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?
Jeremiah:32:27

13. He is understanding.

Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength.
Proverbs:8:14

14. He is a great king:

But cursed be the deceiver, which hath in his flock a male, and voweth, and sacrificeth unto the LORD a corrupt thing: for I am a great King, saith the LORD of hosts, and my name is dreadful among the heathen.
Malachi:1:14

15. He is a God who changes not.

For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Malachi:3:6

Christ carried the same glory of the father

1. Jesus said he is with us always.

Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew:28:20

2. Jesus himself said " I AM"

And Jesus said, I am: and ye shall see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.
Mark:14:62

3. Jesus said that he is the way, the truth and the life.

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
John:14:6

4. Jesus is the Light.

Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John:8:12

5. Jesus said that he is the door.

Then said Jesus unto them again, Verily, verily, I say unto you, I am the door of the sheep.
John:10:7

6. Jesus said he is vine and he is the shepherd.

I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
John:15:5

I am the good shepherd, and know my sheep, and am known of mine.
John:10:14

7. Jesus said he is in the Father and the Father God in him.

Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works' sake.
John:14:11
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At that day ye shall know that I am in my Father, and ye in me, and I in you.
John:14:20

8. Jesus is Master and Lord.

Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
John:13:13

9. Jesus is 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

10. Jesus is the Son of God.

Say ye of him, whom the Father hath sanctified, and sent into the world, Thou blasphemest; because I said, I am the Son of God?
John:10:36

11. It is CHRIST who lived, died and alive for ever more.

I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.
Revelation:1:18

Dear Child of God,
God is GOD. There can be none equal or more to him. This includes to the devil too.

Today let us know our Great God who is with us, that we will not be fooled by the enemy.

He is GOD the Emmanuel.

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Matthew:1:23

He is GOD with us. Know more about this great I AM. ... May God reveal to us more. Amen.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Know your enemy. Meditation John chapter 8:41-50

 Today's meditation John chapter 8:41-50

1. Jesus said to them they are doing the deeds of their father. For which they replied they are not born of fornication but God is their Father. (V41)
2. Jesus said to them if God was their father they will listen to him because he came forth from his father. He did not come by himself but was sent by his father. (V42)
3. He said they cannot understand him because they cannot hear his word. (V43)
4. Christ said that their father is devil.  The lusts of their father they will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and he did not abide in truth because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie he speaks it of his own for he is a liar and father of lies. (V44)
5. Christ said because he tells them the truth they do not believe in him. (V45)Christ said nobody can convince him of sin but still they  do not believe in him. (V46)
6. He that is of God hears God's voice but they do not hear because they are not of God. (V47)
7. For this they said that he was a Samaritan and he has a devil (V48))
8. Jesus replied to them that he does not have a devil and he honours  his father, but they dishonor him. (V49)
9. Jesus said he never seeks his own glory and it is God who seeks and judges. (V50)

LIFE APPLICATION:

Today we are going to meditate on the topic
KNOW YOUR ENEMY.

The WORD of GOD says,

 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Ephesians:6:12

Dear Child of God, I
Want you to realise today that there is a unseen world around us that always wage a war against our members.

It is not the neighbour or the boss whom we see, our enemy. But there is something more deeper... there are unseen principalities, powers, spiritual wickedness that wrestle with us.... they rub on our bodies and our souls.

This is the kingdom of darkness and they have a king... the Devil. This is what CHRIST refers in V44,

Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John:8:44

Once we have accepted Christ as our Lord and our God we are transformed into a marvellous new life and the enemy has lost his authority over our us.

But still, as long as we are in the flesh... we will have to fight him as the children of God. So it will be better for us to KNOW The ENEMY as Paul said,

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
1 Corinthians:9:26

Let us see some attributes of the Devil in our meditation today:

A. He works in the children of disobedience:

The Prince of air is the spirit that works in children of disobedience.

Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience:
Ephesians:2:2

B. The Devil is the Father of lusts. (V44)

Devil operates in lust. God operates in love.
Let me explain a little on lust and love.

* the word of God says,

For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
1 John:2:16

Lust is of the eyes and of the flesh. It uses the eye gates. But Love is divine and is of God, poured into our spirits.

Let us see some biblical examples for lust:

1. Devil lusted the throne of God.

By thy great wisdom and by thy traffick hast thou increased thy riches, and thine heart is lifted up because of thy riches:
Ezekiel:28:5

Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Because thou hast set thine heart as the heart of God;
Ezekiel:28:6

2. The Devil made Eve to lust after the forbidden fruit.

And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.
Genesis:3:6

3. Lust makes us want things at whatever cost even if it is forbidden, even it is illegal and even if it mean to murder someone.

But Love is patient and submits to God's will and time.

And it came to pass, when Jezebel heard that Naboth was stoned, and was dead, that Jezebel said to Ahab, Arise, take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite, which he refused to give thee for money: for Naboth is not alive, but dead.
1 Kings:21:15

Wherefore hast thou despised the commandment of the LORD, to do evil in his sight? thou hast killed Uriah the Hittite with the sword, and hast taken his wife to be thy wife, and hast slain him with the sword of the children of Ammon.
2 Samuel:12:9

There are many more examples of how the devil operates in lust. Dear Child of God! Commit yourself to walk according to the spirit and you will not fulfil the lusts of the flesh.

I would suggest to keep every of our wants and wishes to be kept at the altar. If it burns and gone forever it is lust...
 But if stays with you it is love.... painful but safe.

C. The Devil is a liar and a FATHER of lies: (V44)

Here the enemy works through our ear gates. He speaks lies in our ears till the truth of CHRIST Is obscured in our hearts.

One of his mighty weapon is slander. He makes people slander against us and he makes us slander against others too.

For I have heard the slander of many: fear was on every side: while they took counsel together against me, they devised to take away my life.
Psalm:31:13

He that hideth hatred with lying lips, and he that uttereth a slander, is a fool.
Proverbs:10:18

And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,
Numbers:14:36

2. He condemns:
It can be people condemning us or we condemning ourselves. CONDEMNATION and ACCUSATIONS are not of God.

And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.
Revelation:12:10

With lies he makes the heart of the righteous sad:

Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life:
Ezekiel:13:22

With lies he can put fear in our hearts; with lies he can disturb our peace.; with lies he can bring enmity among brethren...

Dear Child of God! Are you a victim of lies of the enemy ? Recognise and fight it with truth and the truth will set you free.

Identify and cast down every imaginations that are sowed in you by the enemy that you will not be an easy target for the enemy.

Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
2 Corinthians:10:5

Let us learn to bring every thought of ours under captivity to the obedience of CHRIST and we will walk over the enemy in this area too.

D. The other important character of the Devil is that He is a Murderer. 
He kills and destroys.

He can carry out this mission in the form of diseases, or in the form of witchcraft or in the form of hatred or any other.

 We thank God for the blood of Christ that has been shed as an atonement.

This blood of Christ protects us from such viles of the enemy.

For the LORD will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, the LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.
Exodus:12:23

There is a secret and a quiet place where we can hide into.
That is the shadow of the almighty even his sanctuary.

He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm:91:1

He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Psalm:91:4

This is the place the eyes of the enemy can never find us.

Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air.
Job:28:21

Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears.
Job:28:22

God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Job:28:23

The Lord himself shall keep us from all evil. He will deliver our souls... He himself will keep us safe from the snares of the enemy.


The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
Psalm:121:7

Let the Lord's prayer be ours today.... that we will be safe each day...

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
Matthew:6:13

May God bless you!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Truth will set you free.. Meditation John 8:31-40

1. Jesus said to those who believed in him that if we continue believing in the word of the God then we are his disciples. (V31)
2. Christ said when we know the truth the truth will make us free. (V32)
3. For this the Jews said they were the seed of Abraham and they were not under bondage to any man. They asked him why they are telling them to become free. (V33)
4. Jesus said to them that whoever commits a sin they are servants of sin. (V34)
5. The servant cannot stay in the house forever but the son can. (V35)
6. Hence if the son shall make us free we are indeed free. (V36)
7. Jesus told the Jews that though they were of Abraham's seed, still they  seek to kill Christ because his word has no place in them. (V37)
8. Jesus said he does things of his father but they are doing things of their father. (V38)
9. For this they said Abraham was their father. For this Christ said they will do the works of Abraham if they were his children. ( v39)
10. Christ told them then why do they seek to kill him who speak to them the words of God when Abraham never did so. (V40)

 LIFE APPLICATION 1:
FREEDOM IN CHRIST:
Today's meditation help us to realise how we are bound and how we are set free through the truth. (V34)

SIN and it's consequences:

Dear Child of God! Sin is a dangerous disease than cancer. It can make us its servant. It can get us bound... and make us to end up in eternal damnation. Do not play with sin. Sin has a potential to get you into a deep bondage.
SIN brings curse and curse brings death.

A. Sin does not give us rest. Our bones become  restless because of sin.

There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.
Psalm:38:3

B. If we sin against God we shall die.

Again, When a righteous man doth turn from his righteousness, and commit iniquity, and I lay a stumbling-block before him, he shall die: because thou hast not given him warning, he shall die in his sin, and his righteousness which he hath done shall not be remembered; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
Ezekiel:3:20

C. We are destroying our own soul when we sin.

But whoso committeth adultery with a woman lacketh understanding: he that doeth it destroyeth his own soul.
Proverbs:6:32

Whoso is partner with a thief hateth his own soul: he heareth cursing, and bewrayeth it not.
Proverbs:29:24

D. Sin is alluring; but at last it bites like a serpent.

Look not thou upon the wine when it is red, when it giveth his colour in the cup, when it moveth itself aright.
Proverbs:23:31

At the last it biteth like a serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
Proverbs:23:32

E. One sin can lead to many sins and end us up in a mess.

Thine eyes shall behold strange women, and thine heart shall utter perverse things.
Proverbs:23:33

Yea, thou shalt be as he that lieth down in the midst of the sea, or as he that lieth upon the top of a mast.
Proverbs:23:34

F. Sin is addictive. It will make you want it more till you are destroyed completely. 

They have stricken me, shalt thou say, and I was not sick; they have beaten me, and I felt it not: when shall I awake? I will seek it yet again.
Proverbs:23:35

G. Sin operates in darkness:

Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant.
Proverbs:9:17

But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.
Proverbs:9:18

The WORD of GOD says the man who sins is a slave to sin. The wages of sin is death. But Christ came to give us life and life in abundance.


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

The redemption work of Christ:

Dear Child of God! How much ever your life is a mess. Christ came to set the captives free.

He came down to heaven only to heal your broken heart and heal your aching wounds. He is concerned of you to build you up again.

The spirit of God filled Christ without measure that we that are captives and are bound are set free.

The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me; because the LORD hath anointed me to preach good tidings unto the meek; he hath sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to them that are bound;
Isaiah:61:1

Christ has manifested that he can take away all our sins.
And ye know that he was manifested to take away our sins; and in him is no sin.
1 John:3:5

This is what CHRIST said whom the son sets free they are free indeed. If we know the truth the truth will set us free.

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
John:8:36

LIFE APPLICATION: 2
BECOMING DISCIPLES of GOD:

Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John:8:31

Here below are some marks and traits of true disciples of God.

A. If we continue in the word of God we are the disciples of God.

If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John:8:31

B. We are disciples of CHRIST when we love one another.

By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
John:13:35

C. We become disciples of CHRIST when we give more fruits for his glory.

Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
John:15:8

D. How CHRIST is so will be his disciples.

It is enough for the disciple that he be as his master, and the servant as his lord. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebub, how much more shall they call them of his household?
Matthew:10:25

E. Disciples carry their cross to follow Christ.

And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.
Luke:14:27

Shortly, disciple is a person who sits at the feet of his master each day to learn from him and to follow him wherever he goes.

So once we are out of our sins through the power of the cross, God invites us to walk in the freedom as being disciples of Christ, taking his nature on us.


So this is how the series goes.

1. Allow the spirit of God to convict you of your sins.

2. Repent and ask the blood of Christ to cleanse you.

But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
1 John:1:7

3. Believe and be immersion baptised as a symbol of your repentance and regeneration.

And he came into all the country about Jordan, preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins;
Luke:3:3

4. Be a part of a spirit filled church which will nourish and help you sustain this new freedom you have found in Christ.

5. Continue in his word as CHRIST said being his disciple with a renewed mind.

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.
Romans:12:2

May the good Lord lead you through these stages as you work up the salvation of your souls.
Amen.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Never Alone..... Meditation John 8:21-30

1. Jesus said to them that he is going his way and that they shall look for him but will not find him, but will die in their sins. He also said that where he goes nobody can come. (V21)
2. The Jews said if Jesus will kill himself as he told them where he is going no one can come. ( V22)
3. Jesus said unto them that he is from above. But they are from the world. He told them that he is not of the world. (V23)
4. Christ said that they will die in their sins. If they believe not that jesus is the christ that will die in their sins.  (V24)
5. Then asked him who he was and Christ said he was the same whom he said unto them from the beginning. (V25)
6. Jesus said he has many things against them to judge, but his father is true, and he speaks of those things he heard from him. (V26)
7. They did not understand that he was talking to them about his father. (V27)
8. Then Christ said that once he had been lifted up then they shall understand who he is and he did not do anything by himself but what his father taught him to speak. (V28)
9. Jesus said that his father is always with him and he had not left him alone, for he does all things to please him. (V29)
10. Many people believed in him when he spoke this words. (V30)

 LIFE APPLICATION :

And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John:8:29

Many of us go through periodic times of loneliness. We feel lost and lonely. We put our trust in man and end up in more trouble.

Loneliness kills. We don't find a companion who cares for us. We cannot identify ourselves with any others. No one is there to understand our deep inside feelings.

Most of all.... We feel we are ALL ALONE.

Worst is when we are to do a whole lot of things ..... Alone.

 When burdens press our shoulders and we don't have anyone to lift those burdens up.

Dear Child of God,
The WORD of GOD is coming to you. Let us see how to handle loneliness God's way.

Some biblical examples :
Let us see some of the experiences and feeling of loneliness of great men of God in the Bible.

David and loneliness:

Let us read a few scriptures that portray loneliness in the life of David.

A. I am like a pelican of the wilderness: I am like an owl of the desert.
Psalm:102:6

I watch, and am as a sparrow alone upon the house top.
Psalm:102:7

He portrays himself as a pelican in the wilderness, as an owl in the desert, a sparrow sitting alone on the house top, and worst of all as a dead man forgotten by everyone and as a broken useless vessel.

I am forgotten as a dead man out of mind: I am like a broken vessel.
Psalm:31:12

B. The experience of Elijah the prophet:

And he said, I have been very jealous for the LORD God of hosts: for the children of Israel have forsaken thy covenant, thrown down thine altars, and slain thy prophets with the sword; and I, even I only, am left; and they seek my life, to take it away.
1 Kings:19:10

Elijah felt so lonely that he was the only one left in the multitude of the prophets.

C. There were many others who went through the dark paths of loneliness.

A. Joseph was put in the pit. 

And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.
Genesis:37:24

B. Jeremiah was put in a dungeon.

Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.
Jeremiah:38:6

C. Job cried out but no one heard him.

Behold, I cry out of wrong, but I am not heard: I cry aloud, but there is no judgment.
Job:19:7

D. What more..... Jesus himself was left alone to die on the cross.

And one ran and filled a spunge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elias will come to take him down.
Mark:15:36

Dear Child of God,
Loneliness is piercingly painful. Let us see now from the scriptures some promises of what God tells us .... to speak when we feel lonely.
The WORD of GOD says,

1. REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT FORGOTTEN BY GOD:

 We are not forgotten by God. The whole world can forget us. We may be left alone. We may say that even GOD himself has forgotten us.

But we have an heavenly father who can never forget us as we are carved in the very palm of his hands.

But Zion said, The LORD hath forsaken me, and my Lord hath forgotten me.
Isaiah:49:14

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.
Isaiah:49:15

Behold, I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me.
Isaiah:49:16

He has formed and made us and we are not forgotten by him.

Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for thou art my servant: I have formed thee; thou art my servant: O Israel, thou shalt not be forgotten of me.
Isaiah:44:21

2. This great God not only remembers us but also tell us that he is with us and not to fear for he is their to help us.

For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Isaiah:41:13


Fear not: for I am with thee: I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west;
Isaiah:43:5

 3. HE NOT ONLY HELPS US BUT ALSO FIGHTS OUR BATTLES:

Fear not; for thou shalt not be ashamed: neither be thou confounded; for thou shalt not be put to shame: for thou shalt forget the shame of thy youth, and shalt not remember the reproach of thy widowhood any more.
Isaiah:54:4

4. HE SHALL GIVE US REST AND WE SHALL NOT BE AFRAID ANYMORE

But fear not thou, O my servant Jacob, and be not dismayed, O Israel: for, behold, I will save thee from afar off, and thy seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and be in rest and at ease, and none shall make him afraid.
Jeremiah:46:27

5. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US COMFORTLESS BUT WILL FILL US WITH PEACE:

I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
John:14:18

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John:14:27

6. HE WILL NEVER LEAVE US ALONE TILL HE ACCOMPLISH WHAT HE HAS PROMISED FOR US.

And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.
Genesis:28:15

Let  us therefore Learn how to make a good company of the Lord by taking these promises for ourselves.
David took strength from the Lord. He says,

But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.
Psalm:40:17

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psalm:23:4

The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm:27:1

Jesus knew that he was not alone but his father is always with him.

And he that sent me is with me: the Father hath not left me alone; for I do always those things that please him.
John:8:29

How about you dear child of God! Learn to take God's comfort and find your rest. God bless you...