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  1. “A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.” Said Spurgeon, once. Faith and belief seemed to be very common vocabularies among believers and unbelievers alike now a days. Even my five-year-old, stomps her feet and asserts she believes, ……. There are many beliefs and presuppositions in our world, like never before. Any strange search might bring up couple of results in our search engines. Any absurd arguments, any crazy doctrine, you will find few people supporting it. However, I like to talk about this seemingly insignificant incident with a very significant message. Bible says, “many believed in His name” that is great, is in it! Wait, read on, “when they saw the signs which He did. But Jesus did not commit Himself to them” My dear believer friend, you might have faith, faith in Christ’s name, but don’t be fooled, you might have faith in Him for wrong reasons. I am not here arguing, where those supposedly believers got saved or not? Let me refrain entirely from that topic as I am not a theologian, even if were, I would still not discuss it as the real confirmation of if someone “saved or not?” is not up to us to discuss. Let’s assume there were saved, but they missed something glorious, they missed Christ committing Him to them. In another translation it says, “Jesus did not trust them.” We might live trusting Christ, even trusting Him with a saving faith. But its much more for Christ to trust us, with His work. That requires believing in Him for the right reasons. You might ask, is it wrong to enjoy God’s miracle? No, not at all!! I would never underestimate the power of a miracle. We named our sweet daughter, Nesia – means “the miracle of God.” But my friend, a miracle itself shouldn’t be the basis for our faith. Our faith may be born of a miracle from God, but it should be sustained and flourished in knowing He is, and He did……. without that, our faith may not stand a chance against the well promised trials of this life. May we develop a faith like those Hebrew boys who stood strong many thousands of years ago, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered and said to the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If this be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” (Daniel 2:16-18). You came to faith because of a miracle! well and good, that is many of us, but don’t be stuck there. Christ is infinitely more than some of His miracles, my friend. We trust him, very well! but let’s review our lives and examine dose He trusts us? there lays the difference between the faith that barely takes us to heaven and the faith that brings down heaven into our midst here and now, and of course forever.
  2. Hello friends, We have a small you tube channel and we are creating a documentary titles, “Anxiety is Not an Unbeliever’s Syndrome.” If you are a believer, struggles with anxiety, and interested in participating in this documentary, please respond. We are not condoning or condemning anxiety, but just confirming that it is! I am hoping that this documentary might create more awareness about the difference between anxiety and unbelief. Also, hopefully it will create more open communication, and less fear of judgment among Christians regarding anxiety. Please pray for this effort. Thanks in advance.
  3. There is a whole section of debate about whether Jesus cleansed the temple twice or one time. But for me that’s not significant, Regardless once or twice, He cleansed the temple with lots of passion. He made a whip of cord, He drove the merchants out, He poured out the money, He overturned the temple. Oh, to see the Savior in full action! After that the disciples remembered a verse from an old Psalm “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.” (John 2:19 & psalms 69:9). If anything, we can so relate with Jesus’s humanity, it is this passion. We all do have a zeal alright! But for what, how, and when do we have zeal, that matters! Does the zeal of God’s house eat us up alive? When we see corruption, error, or issues in our place of worship, are we willing to overthrow the tables and prove our zeal? Most often than not, we remain silent, maintaining our best diplomatic voice and face, and call it grace. I am not against grace, of course if it’s not for grace, I will be a treacherous sinner. But I am afraid, Christians apply grace in places that requires zeal, and zeal in places that needs grace, both will be critical mistakes. David at the end of his life, after his innocent beginning, his adultery, his forgiveness, his redemption, knowing the full circle of life, writes, “Zeal for Your house has eaten Me up.” Not sure if he meant literally the temple he longed to build or figuratively about his body, I say both are important. Live in zeal for the temple of God, yet never forget you carry a temple in you. “Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you,” (1 Corinthians 6:19). Strain to keep the body pure in its imperfect state. With a zeal defend anything that might cause it to become a den of thieves. Overturn the tables of any sensory inputs that might corrupt this temple we carry. Pour out the materialistic ideology that might entrap our mind. And let’s all in one accord live with a zeal as our Savior lived.
  4. The bridegroom was stressed, The bride sat somewhere isolated, The feast master was concerned, Servants were confused, Few guests with advice, There was a cheering crowd clueless, They ran out of wine in the Cana wedding. Not that odd, often our wine runs out as well. Judicious, relishing fresh wine that once strengthened us. Well, may not be in our wedding, but always in our marriage. When the path gets harder, The groom is stressed, The bride sits alone isolated, Parents and friends really concerned, The surroundings stare with confusion, Yes, we always find people with advice, And of course, some others cheering clueless. When the time is right barrels of wine filled to the brim will appear, Not just enough, not each glass that needs to be served, It is to the brim; HE fills it always to the brim. At Cana, HE was invited well ahead, Empty barrels were accessible, Someone was ready to fill them with water, It is that water! HE turned to wine. Take heart, it’s okay if we run out of wine, But let’s be ready with Jesus already invited in the midst, Let our souls be accessible to Him, Make sure accessible barrels are empty indeed, and not filled with rubbles of the past, And finally, let’s fill it with what we have, may it even be simple water, the lowliest love we can bring to the table, It’s then! He will turn it into wine, Cleansing, purifying, burning, delighting wine, like love He will create in our marriage. But let me assure you, the emptied soul in a stranded marriage, “If HE fills, HE fills it to the brim.”
  5. Yes, I said destroy your list and look for a miracle, but I do believe in balance. If we need to use a list, then we are to use it for our personal convictions alone. If you have questions about the strategies used by another minister, question it, but to your own self question. If you are quite not sure of an identity of a christian minister, be skeptical, in your own mind be skeptical. There is all these provisions to discern, see here the same john (agreeing with the authorship of 1 John) exhorts, “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.” (1 John 4:1) Another place where there is an exception presented is at Galatians 1:8, “But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed.” Paul warns the Galatians, “If it’s even me, don’t accept any other gospel, other than this one.” Now the question is, “what is the gospel Paul is talking about?” At least for me, Paul always provides answers maybe little before or after the text. Let’s read further, “a man is not justified by the works of the law but by faith in Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 2:16). Now that is the gospel, we should have our list hard and fast to evaluate. When we hear the gospel, does it add or takes of anything to the FINISHED WORK OF CHRIST? Oh, in it be fully deterring. Finally, the content of the ministry matters, not strategies. We all have differences in preferences and gifting; I have friends who goes door to door to preach Christ, others with the mics in the street corners, yet others in a very hostile remote parts of the world, and look at me sitting here in front of my comfy computer. I am confident each one’s work will be rewarded according to its efficiency, motives, and the measures given to them, but I refrain from judging any. If their contents are right, who am I to say, are you Elijah, prophet or Christ? Why then….. if not? If they don’t preach any other gospel than “Christ and Him Crucified”, Why do I hinder and say baptize not! you don’t fulfill my list? So, my friend, be careful so you don’t fall into the false hope of devil but be even more careful not to hinder the work of God by your thoughtless comments or pitiful list.
  6. And they asked him, saying, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?” (John 1: 25) This is the question asked to John the Baptist by Levites and priests sent by the Pharisees, precisely to ask this question. As we all know pharisees dedicated their life to learn and keep Jewish laws. They have a list, and quite confident with it as well. They asked, “are you Christ, Elijah, the Prophet?” John answered very clearly, no, no, and no! that’s that, the Pharisees can’t tolerate any other ways this can be done. Their head is full of knowledge regarding the Messiah and the incidents surrounding His appearance, knowledge that is dry and full. There is no place for flexibility in their pre-made list, even it meant God’s sovereignty and omniscience in doing so. They had a list, and that’s all it can be. My friends, how sad at times, we fall into this trap as well. We have a preconceived notations and lists, and we totally miss the miracle that is staring at our eyes saying, “I am the voice crying out in the wilderness?” We ask, “are you……………...? why then……… if not? In many incidences. So, may I implore you today, look at the miracle that is starting at you. See the beauty that God is creating in your own wilderness. May your miracle be wearing animal skin, eating locust, strangest as it could be, you look deep into its eyes and hear its message. That might be the very place God begins the beautiful work of your salvation to come. Yet again I say, look deep, leave behind your pathetic list. There is no particular fashion God must work. Don’t you see, we are talking about the God who created black holes, and gas pillars in the middle of vast nothingness. Our Savior lacks nothing short of perfect creativity. Look and enjoy, don’t restrict Him to your imaginary box. Even a big enough box is still a box, that will never contain God. He doesn’t fit our descriptions, He is incomprehensible. I present three major pointers from this portion, If you have a list of how God must work in this situation, unfortunately you might miss the miracle in front of your eyes, It is nothing less of absolute arrogance to say, “we know exactly how God works,” It’s a sad truth, at times people filled with a great head knowledge of His Word, might failed to search more truth from the same Word. But the saddest part of it all, we dare ask another minister, why then ……. If not? And pitifully joint hands with those Pharisees. Before you scream out, “But there are exceptions!” please be patient and let me finish this series completely and we can discuss it all. For today, leave behind your list and look for the beautiful miracle in a strange package, sitting in front of you, and staring right at you. God indeed works mysteriously, and we call it a miracle.
  7. For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. (John 1:17) When I was a child, I fantasized about becoming a police officer, even my father at times called me “Ahila, IPS” – high ranking police officer in Indian legal system. Law and enforcement are all attractive topics for me. Often, you might find some lingering effects of my former life even now, “don’t touch, don’t eat”. Laws those were much simpler than Moses law, but laws indeed. Crippling, joy killing, laws that I followed. Running around trees and sanctuaries, washing hair and bowing thousands of times, not out of reverence but fear. Law! I know full well, and its damaging effects to a soul. Then I realized, the truth that destroys the law. How ironic, truth should establish the law yet this one truth that destroys it. How is it possible? Isn’t it marvelous? This truth destroys law by fulfilling it. Love and grace that invigorated Christ to endure the cross. Grace that brought our freedom from sin. Grace that made us sons and daughters of the Highest. Grace that constrains us to be bond servants freely to Christ. Truth about that grace that made me a new being. It freed me from constraining religion to completely free relationship. It freed me from tedious rituals to delightful practices. It freed me from law to grace. Now please remember, truth almost always establishes law, but at times it destroys it by fulfilling it, and in that process, it frees the prisoner in deep trouble with the deepest LOVE.
  8. Hi, welcome. I. am not 5o but would you please give little bit more information about the writting project?
  9. Hello Friends, I am grateful and delighted to share this short story I wrote, that is published by “Tulip Tree Publishing, LLC.” It is featured as a story of the week in their website and the FB page as well. Read on, it’s a worthy story about one woman and her resolve. The woman I love, cherish, adore, and respect the most. I humbly thank God for her in my life, and the opportunity to record this story in this little corner of the big internet world. So, here I dedicate this story to my amazing mom “Her Resolve, Her Power.” http://www.tuliptreepub.com/story-of-the-week.html
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