Saturday, November 20, 2010

No Situation is Hopeless

“Success is state of mind”.
It is your attitude which determines your thinking. If you have an attitude of achieving success in your life, you will discipline your mind and body. That is the beginning to be an over comer
In Revelation 12:11, it says they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimonies
Who is this Lamb?
Read John 1:29, …….”Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world”
Say- My sin penalty has been paid
Say – I am an over-comer
Sometime back, I read a story which talked about a poor old man who became rich. During that time cars were invented for only very rich people who could afford it. To show his wealth he purchased a car for himself and nice suit with hat. Every morning he would go out in his car greet people and come back without blowing his horn even once.
Do you want to know why?
Because he had two horses pulling his car the whole day
Do you want to know why were horses pulling his car?
Because he never knew how to drive the car
Most of the time we are also like him, who have God given potential of not two horses but of hundreds of horses in us, but we do not know how to operate in the realm of blessing
Say – I have potential
Say – I will operate in the realm of blessing
I am taking you bit further it will open your eyes to recognize your worth and the ability God has given you as a child of God
Read Luke 16:19-26,
“There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried. In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
Notice few things here
1. The story teller is no one but Jesus, and He will sit on the judgment seat and judge us in the day of judgment
2. A judge has every authority to forgive or to punish, Jesus came to forgive you
3. Ask Him and He will forgive you all your sins
4. The rich-man was not right before God but was well focused in his goals that is why he gained success in this world but he missed his eternity in heaven
5. It means rich-man was sinning
6. Lazarus the beggar had all the potential to have everything on this earth as well in heaven but he missed the prosperity on the earth due to his ignorance
Read Hosea 4:6, it says “My people are destroyed from the lack of knowledge”
7. It means Lazarus was lazy and ignorant of all what God had already given to him
8. He was sick and not able to work, that’s why he was relying on the food which was thrown from rich-man’s house
9. He was unaware of his healing
But see the end result of these two men’s life, one who lived richly reached to eternal torment and the beggar in the heaven
Say – I will not be destroyed
Say – I have knowledge
Many a times as a youth I have questioned God
“Why do you allow the bad men to flourish?” The same way as Jeremiah cried unto The Lord
Jeremiah 12:1
You are always righteous, O LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease?
As I began to grow in Lord I understood 3 principles, which helped me to know, why it happens?
1. I learned as per Genesis 3:17, ……”Cursed is the ground because of you, through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life” Every man has to work hard to get prosperity
2. I learned as per Deuteronomy 8:17 and18, “….. my power and the strength of my hands have produce this wealth for me But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth,…”
3. I learned that one can become prosperous when he gets the inheritance from his father
To make it easier I will say one can be prosperous
1. Through his hard work
2. Through hard work and favor of God
3. Through transfer of the property from father to son etc.
4. Through cheating also
I will ask you, “Which one is the best prosperity?”
Through hard work and favor of God!!
Say – I work hard every day
Say – I have favor of God always
Today I am here to encourage all of you and tell you whatever may be your situation but there is always hope in Christ, come out of your situation and tap into your God given ability and allow His Holy Spirit to operate in your life to make it successful in every area of your life
God wants us to be knowledgeable
God wants us to be prosperous
God wants us to be in heaven not to hell
God wants us to be sin free
God wants us to be healed
Stand at your feet and talk to Him
Ask Him to forgive you and release His favor upon you

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Evangelism in Tanzania

Mark 16:15, He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation.” We had our first two months evangelism in Dar-es salaam, Tanzania, among youths. It was awesome. Holy Spirit moved mightily. The life was transformed. God gave wonderful miracle to a young couple whose one year old baby girl Glory was unable to move her body (paralyzed). Now that child is sitting, kicking, moving and smiling. 
Praise God

Glory of God in Glory's life

Youth rejoicing in the Lord

Youth rejoicing in the Lord

Worshipping the Lord

Worshipping the Lord

Brother Arun Addressing to the youths in our very first fellowship

Pastor Benjamin happened to be in Dar Es Salaam and he took the opportunity to be with us

praying for the healing

Healing of the deaf, evil spirit left her ear

Youth were very excited for this first meeting, they arranged every thing on their own

Altar call and many were healed

Fire of God was over the youths

Monday, November 15, 2010

I am set apart

God has called each one of us to be more than conquerors
God calls us peculiar generation
God calls us royal priests
God calls us heads not the tails
Say- I am set apart
Say – I am head not the tail
If I ask you to make a list about the qualities of yours, you will find yourself unique
Actually your qualities are result of your confidence
Do you know that confidence is the answer to all our failures
If we take two people, one with less knowledge but high level of confidence and another with more knowledge but low level of confidence.
What do you think  who will have more success?
Definitely the one with more confidence
1.   The more confident person will act boldly
2.   The more confident person learns from the past mistakes
3.   The less confident person prefers to be calm and mostly he misses the leadership qualities
But here I have a question
How are we going to become more confident?
Read Romans 10:17
If you have faith in the word of God you will have confidence
Say- God guides me, he provides me
Say – I am a leader
Read Philipians 4:19
Look at your situation
You may have any type of need, but now remember the word that your God will supply all your need.
Here is your solution. The word which you have heard will create confidence in you
Say – I am creating confidence in me
Say – I am set apart
That means your confidence is the direct cause of your action 
That also means, if you are lacking the confidence in doing something, you have to have faith in the word that you can do anything by Christ who strengthens you, and then you need to take an action.
Look at this formula of CARS
It will drive you on the track
Say – I am on my right track at the right time
Everyone likes cars
Here's the formula, Confidence = Action + Risk + Success
James 2:17
We all say we have faith but we don’t take action or we doubt in the word of God
That is why many blessings which are ours remain away from us
Most people murmur and do not achieve success in their lives, because they fear to take action and adopt a life of failure
But today I have come to tell you that success or failure is nothing but mere a state of mind.
Say – failure is the state of mind so is success
Say – I am successful
If you want to be confident, then you have to take an action
Run. Do. Move. Study. Risk. Decide. Choose. Succeed.
Persevere. Go. Believe. Jump. Create. Build. Draw.
Speak. Live. Love. Be. Give. Accept. Write.
Say – I am taking action that’s why I am confident
Say - I am set apart
Pray for confidence and success in every areas of life
God as we are sharing Jesus we declare that people are ready to accept Jesus and many soul will come in His Kingdom and become His disciples