Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is not a feeling it's a choice

If we read Genesis 1:28a and 31a. It says God blessed them(Adam and Eve) and all whatever He created was good. It means whatever God created on the Earth was holy, free from decay and nothing was cursed.
But in Genesis 3:6 and 7 tells us The first man and woman sinned. The result from sin revealed God's love and God cursed the land and allowed man to toil and care his surrounding as a part of training for the uplifting plan of God's redemption because man's love was replaced with selfishness.
God gave His son Jesus for us, who is our healer and redeemer
His work gave evidence of His divine anointing
Love, mercy and compassion were revealed in every act of His life
The same son gave His spirit to us and made us His dwelling place.
Hebrew 13:8 says, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, to day, and for ever .
Today Jesus needs our body to show the same love to the needy
1 Corinthians 6:19 says you are the temple of Holy Spirit
Do you think God will give us His gift and fruit for His kingdom?
What type of love God wants to show others?
Read Luke 4:18, "The Lord's Spirit has come to me, because he has chosen me to tell the good news to the poor. The Lord has sent me to announce freedom for prisoners, to give sight to the blind, to free everyone who suffers,
Jesus tendered His heart
Jesus took man's nature
Jesus approached to them in love
How did people react to Him?
They were attracted towards Him
They were encouraged by Him
They loved Him
what about you, do you call yourself the temple of Holy Spirit?
Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, You surely know that your body is a temple where the Holy Spirit lives. The Spirit is in you and is a gift from God. You are no longer your own. God paid a great price for you. So use your body to honor God.
I repeat my previous question, Do you think God will give us His gift and fruit for His kingdom?
Yes!, it means there is a demand of taking care of our body
It means taking care of body, soul and spirit.
Above scripture tells us He has given His spirit that means his own nature to us
I will show you one example-
When my son was born, he was born with some of the nature of mine and Arun. As he grew he talked and behaved like us, because he was having fellowship with me and Arun.
You are born again, you are the dwelling place of God, it means God is having fellowship with you
If you allow God, you will have His nature but remember, maturity is a process
Say -Maturity is a process!
Take a moment and Examine your self-
Have you tendered your heart?
Have you taken His(Jesus) nature?
Do you approach people in love?
Will you allow Him to transform you with His nature?
Say - yes!
What is His nature?
Read Galatians 5:22-23, But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness,temperance: against such there is no law.
Do you know there are not 9 but 12 flavors of the fruit of the Holy Spirit.
Read Revelation 22:1-2, The angel showed me a river that was crystal clear, and its waters gave life. The river came from the throne where God and the Lamb were seated.
Then it flowed down the middle of the city's main street. On each side of the river are trees that grow a different kind of fruit each month of the year. The fruit gives life, and the leaves are used as medicine to heal the nations
Read Ezekiel 47:9-12, Wherever this water flows, there will be all kinds of animals and fish, because it will bring life and fresh water to the Dead Sea. From En-Gedi to Eneglaim, people will fish in the sea and dry their nets along the coast. There will be as many kinds of fish in the Dead Sea as there are in the Mediterranean Sea. But the marshes along the shore will remain salty, so that people can use the salt from them. Fruit trees will grow all along this river and produce fresh fruit every month. The leaves will never dry out, because they will always have water from the stream that flows from the temple, and they will be used for healing people
After reading these scriptures from two different books, we can see for sure that God is concern about our body and nature and He has 12 kinds of different flavor(quality) of His spirit
Are you ready to explore God's nature?
Let's begin with love!
Who will teach you to love?
Read 1 Thessalonian 4:9
Now about your love for one another we do not need to write to you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other
Love is well abused word in today's society, which speaks mostly carnal ways
We can define love this way
Agape - God's Love which is unconditional
Eros - Husband wife Love
Storge - Family Love
Ph ilia - Brotherly and friendly Love,
Who will teach you love?
Say - Holy Spirit
Remember - Gifts are given but Fruits are developed
In natural if you decide to plant a Fruit Tree what will you do?
1. Choose a Fruit Tree
2. Choose a Location
3. Prepare the Soil
4. Plant
5. Stake, Mulch, Feed, and Water
6. Maintenance
It means pruning your fruit tree at planting and taking care of it during the first 4 to 5 years
Then it can set the structure and growth pattern of your fruit tree.
That shows us clearly that maturity does not come overnight. Even as maturity is not sudden, so also is the fruit of a tree or fruit(quality) of a person
It will be produced naturally and spontaneously. Gifts of the Holy spirit is the result of your faith but fruit of the Holy spirit is the result of your action. It takes time to grow. It is your product.
Jesus spoke about the man's character
Read Matthew 7:16-20
You will know them by their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thorns, or figs from thistles? So, every sound tree bears good fruit, but the bad tree bears evil fruit. A sound tree cannot bear evil fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus you will know them by their fruits.
It is very easy to say some one I love you but it is very hard to love some one.
We have to show
1. our love towards God-
Malachi 3:8, says You people are robbing me, your God. And, here you are, asking, "How are we robbing you?" You are robbing me of the offerings and of the ten percent that belongs to me
If you cannot give to God it shows you do not trust in Him. Where is your love for God!
2. our love towards man-
when someone is favoring you or doing as per your will you feel all joy and love and happiness, what about when situation goes little not favorable?
We react annoyed, and even we stop praying for our brothers rather we speak adverse about them
Where is your love for people gone!
3. our love towards Holy Spirit-
Read Galatians 5:19-21, The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.
Are you infected with any of theses sicknesses?
You need to find out yourself, where do you stand today,
Your love towards Holy Spirit will lead you to make yourself pure and holy before God
Your right standing with God will make all evil to run from you and you will experience God's mighty hand upon you as it was with Elijah
Read 2 King 18:30-38, Then Elijah said to all the people, "Come here to me." They came to him, and he repaired the altar of the LORD, which was in ruins. Elijah took twelve stones, one for each of the tribes descended from Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD had come, saying, "Your name shall be Israel." With the stones he built an altar in the name of the LORD, and he dug a trench around it large enough to hold two seahs of seed. He arranged the wood, cut the bull into pieces and laid it on the wood. Then he said to them, "Fill four large jars with water and pour it on the offering and on the wood." "Do it again," he said, and they did it again. "Do it a third time," he ordered, and they did it the third time. The water ran down around the altar and even filled the trench. At the time of sacrifice, the prophet Elijah stepped forward and prayed: "O LORD, God of Abraham, Isaac and Israel, let it be known today that you are God in Israel and that I am your servant and have done all these things at your command. Answer me, O LORD, answer me, so these people will know that you, O LORD, are God, and that you are turning their hearts back again."Then the fire of the LORD fell and burned up the sacrifice, the wood, the stones and the soil, and also licked up the water in the trench.
Notice the word altar, ruin and Israel,
Let me tell you today, if you are ready to prepare your self as an holy altar of God, His fire is willing to consume all troubles from you but you have to come to an agreement with the spirit of God
God is ready to teach you His love
Are you ready to learn?
Are you ready to make love your choice?
"Lord, may I bear good fruit for your sake.  Help me to reject whatever will produce evil fruit.  And help me grow in faith, hope, love, sound judgment, justice, courage, and self control."
In Jesus' name

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Better Solution!

Last term when we were preparing the report cards, one of the Primary teachers did some mistakes in filling the report cards. She was told by the head of primary section to get it photocopied from outside and again fill the reports. It was quite tough for her, she complained that she was not aware of that column that is why she put a tick. What I remember the whole issue resulted into bitterness, hatred and hopelessness.
I wish the head of primary would have used the white-out on this situation.
What would you do, when you find someone’s mistakes towards you?
Let us read Mat 6:12, 14-15.
"Forgive us the wrongs that we have done, as we forgive the wrongs others have done us. For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But, if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins."
God has given a wonderful white-out to all of us.
“It is Jesus millennium product”.
He has given it to you and me freely. Brand name of this product is forgiveness.
He uses that on our mistakes and He wants us to do same. But many times we are failed to apply it and try to use force of eraser or blade to remove the mistakes, which finally results into a scar.
But white-out is a better solution, it will remind you with brightness and you will not be ignorant of the past.
Say-I won’t be ignorant of the past
Say-White out is a better solution!
Every now and then I see our students keep repeating the mistakes, if we analyze these, we clearly see 3 different levels
1. They broke the rules unknowingly, because of their growth level
2. They broke the rules because of their ill brought up
3. They broke the rules because they were moving out of the school
Whenever anything happens in my life or in the lives of my near ones, I always take time to study and learn the pattern of life, through the students of my school. God’s kingdom is not at all less in any way than a school.
Say-I am learning
Say-White out is a better solution!
All of our actions come from a basic human survival instinct, which in real sense is, love for ourselves
Ask your neighbor, how much do you love yourself?
Many times when we look back and see how we did in the past, we always think, if I had known it; I could have done things differently in the past.
From this perspective, will you say, that was not wrong!
Definitely not! Wrong is wrong, but there can be explanations and reasons for that
However, it is important to see why you did and what you did so that you can have self forgiveness because if you do not forgive yourself it will block your personal progress
Say- It is time to let go off the burden of the past.
Say- White out is a better solution!
We are all learning and growing and we act in agreement with whatever stage of growth we are on at the time. We all have shames and guilt in our past lives. As children, many times we were judged but not explained the reason for our punishment.
That results into growing the negative approach. This negative approach will lead us into deeper wounds which are not in alignment with the word of God. God calls us unique, peculiar and blessed and apple of His eyes.
Say-I am apple of God’s eye
Say-White out is a better solution!
Let us read Romans 12:17-19
Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay”, says the Lord.
I like two words in this passage a lot and that makes me full of joy of the Lord. These two words made me from sinner to righteous
These two wonderful words are wrath and avenge
What! Wrath and Avenge, how can these words be wonderful
Bible says God wants all of us to come to the knowledge of God; He wants all of us to be saved. Once I was a sinner and under the wrath of God and I was troubled in my life but notice the wrath and punishment of God brought me into His kingdom. Because of my troubles I began to search God. It means wrath of God is not anger with hatred, but it is with restoration. That’s why Paul wrote, Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God's wrath, for it is written: "It is mine to avenge; I will repay”, says the Lord.
What about your anger? Is it mix with restoration or separation?
Say- God is able
Say- White out is a better solution!
From God's perspective- Nothing is hidden from Him and yet He is always ready to forgive us and He forgets our sins, remembers them no more
Let us Read Hebrews 8:12
For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
Say-God remembers my sins no more
Say-White out is a better solution!
Most forgiveness issues have three levels
1. Outwardly- we just say forgive or forgiven but does not really mean from the heart
2. Feeling based- sometimes we ask for forgiveness or we forgive  people because of our emotions, but truly not
3. Conviction from Holy Spirit- true and only repentance is through Holy Spirit. When God convicts us, there is always restoration. There may be no restoration between the people but still you will settle peace between you and God.
Many a times when someone does mistakes, people see him as someone unworthy. Like nothing can be done now, God’s wrath will fall upon and this person will die, or will go to hell. All hell and demon scripture become alive for that person
Legally a person, who is under the trail of the court, cannot be declared criminal until the judge declares it. Now there is a good report, our Judge Jesus doesn't hold our sins against us. He has forgiven us.
Say-I am on my way to heaven
Say-White out is a better solution!
Remember Learning to live for God doesn't happen overnight. It’s a journey
Making mistakes is a leaning .process, as we learn; we increase in awareness and grow
There are no mistakes from the viewpoint of our creator. He gives us the experience to lead others
Let us read Hebrews 12:1-3
And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up
Be glad about your progress, you're growing and seeing your life improved each day little by little. Salvation Is of God’s love for you and how his Spirit living in you will guide, protect, love, forgive, and love you again.
Say- God has given a wonderful white-out to all of us.
Say- Jesus millennium product is a better solution!
Pray and ask God to forgive you from all your past hurts, pain and release every person unto God. Be ready to receive an abundant life
White-Out is a Better Solution!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

First Fruit Is Holy

First Fruit Is Holy
Jesus is the first fruit of God and is holy unto God.
And the human race was made holy before God through Him only.Through the study of the first fruit, we have understood that the first fruit is holy unto the Lord
And whatever is holy God will accept it.
Do you want God to accept you?
Say- I am holy!
Put God first in everything
In your studies
In your friendship
In your relationship
In your job
In your finances
In everything whatever you do
Read Matthew 6:33
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as.
Where is the kingdom of God?
Where we find the rules and regulations of God being followed.
Where can we find the rules and regulations of God being followed?
Say – In me!
 Luke 17:20-21
Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, “The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, ‘Here it is,’ or ‘There it is,’ because the kingdom of God is in your midst.
Luke 11:20
But if I drive out demons by the finger of God, then the kingdom of God has come upon you.
Say- Kingdom of God is among us!
Read Leviticus 23: 14
You must not eat any bread, or roasted or new grain, until the very day you bring this offering to your God. This is to be a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live.
God will truly bless you
Now Read Leviticus 23:20
The priest is to wave the two lambs before the Lord as a wave offering, together with the bread of the firstfruits. They are a sacred offering to the Lord for the priest.
Giving is always a blessing and when it is done as per the word of God definitely it will produce the result accordingly.
Read Rom 11:16
If the part of the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, then the whole batch is holy; if the root is holy, so are the branches.
Our God’s never-changing and His principles are never changing too.
All his commandments are for our abundance, for our provision
God wants all best possession to happen in our lives
So what we must do?
We must follow the truth of the Word of God
When the “first” of anything is holy to God then as per Rom 11:16 His presence and provision covers the rest of it.
Say - I have God's presence and provision for me and my family!
As per Leviticus 23 the children of Israel were instructed to bring a special offering to the Lord at the start of each harvest season.
January month is our starting season of our harvest of whatever we do.
The offering given out of that portion was called “first-fruits” because it represented the first portion of much more to come. ( first portion of another 11 months, it means God will take care through out)
 Say -Lord, we offer this first portion to you because we know the entire harvest (salary etc.) comes from your hand. ( one day’s salary and tithe, one week’s salary and tithe or one month’s salary, give as per your faith level but with cheerful heart no complains)
Say - We give the first fruits because it all belongs to God.”
Say -This is a wonderful biblical principle that applies to our giving as children of God.
Say - When we offer our gifts to the Lord, we are saying that all we have belongs to him,
And we believe the Lord will provide for all our needs.
First Fruit Is Holy
Jesus is the first fruit of God and is holy unto God.
And the human race was made holy before God through Him only.
Father I pray in Jesus name that the practice of “first fruits” is a way to remind us of the power of God, and of His intimate connection with every part of the world in which we live. As we offer our Firstfruits we ask the presence and provision of God to be in our lives in Jesus name.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

God Has Set You 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
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
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 Philippians 4:19
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
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 through 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
Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.
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
I Pray for confidence and success in every area of your life
God as we are sharing Jesus we declare that people are ready to accept Jesus and many souls will come in His Kingdom and become His disciples

Monday, January 14, 2013

How is your hedge of protection?

The Great wall of China is one of the Seven Wonders of the world.
According to the Astronauts the only clear and visible thing from the moon is “The Great Wall of China”. The Great Wall of China was built as a defense against the attacks from enemy. It was built very strong that neither anyone could break down nor climb over it. It was 30 feet high, 18 feet thick, and more than 1,500 miles long. The reason Chinese were defeated because their guards took the bribe and opened the gates of the wall and enemy entered.
Do we not construct the walls around our house for safety?
The response will be “Yes” we all construct strong doors and boundary walls. As it is in natural it is also in spiritual
Do we make boundary walls in spiritual realm?
You will say, yes I make it daily.
Very good!
Do you secure the doors and the gates properly, so that nobody can enter it.
That’s the exact place where we loose.
We make boundary walls but leave the gates unsecured.
Blood of Jesus is a secure boundry for us
But our habits, nature and sinful works make this strong hold weak 
Do you understand what I mean?
Read Job 1:1-5
Job continually was giving sacrificial offering for his family and children so that their sins may be forgiven.
Read Job 1:10
 By this we know that Job’s continuous prayers were reaching the throne of God and God Himself was making a hedge of protection around him and blessing him.

Today search your heart and ask for forgiveness from God, that no sinful thoughts enter in your  heart and break that hedge of protection around your life.
God has given us intercessors.
 In fact we all do intercessory prayers in front of God.
We are not called to pray for self but for others, like this we are called for intercession.
Last week’s prayer was a very powerful prayer which not only makes the hedge of protection but also closes the gates.
Everybody can note this prayer and pray daily loudly.
Say, my wall is stronger than the Great Wall of China and its gates will not allow enemy to enter.
Job was guarding his children and he was always alert for them but one day he allowed the spirit of fear to enter and it became a cause for his loss
Will you be a looser?
Say- Jesus has made us more than conquerors!
Pray –
·     Father in Jesus’ name I ask for your forgiveness, once again wash me cleanse me with the precious blood of Jesus. I declare I am a child of God and as per Isaiah 54:17 no weapon formed against me shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against me in judgment I shall condemn. This is my heritage as a servant of the LORD, and my righteousness is from Him,"
·     The Arrows of darkness assigned against me and my family, go back to your sender in the name of Jesus’ name.
·     As per Psalm 140:7, Lord you are the strength of my salvation, and You have covered my head in the day of battle.
·     In the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, I bind all principalities, powers of the air, wickedness in high places, thrones, dominions, world rulers, and strong men exercising influence over me, my family, work place and finances I forbid them to operate against us.
·     Father God, in the name of Jesus Christ, we bind and break all witchcraft, curses, spells, and powers - and through the Blood of the Lamb - destroy the works of every witch, warlock, wizard, sorcerer and all other powers of darkness
·     Through the Blood of Jesus Christ we also bind up and destroy all their spirit-guides, helps, and shields of these workers of evil, and leave them without any strength - stripped of their evil power and influence
·     In the name of Jesus Christ, and by the Blood of the Lamb, I now seal up their powers within themselves, so that they cannot use them on anyone, and that their works might be destroyed, in the hope that their souls might be saved for the glory of God. AMEN.
(pray in  tongue)
·         In the name of Jesus,  I speak confusion to the ranks of the enemy, and declare their assignments against me and my family are hereby rendered null and void.
·         In the name of Jesus, I bind and break all evil on the systems of the body
·         As per Matthew 18:18, In Jesus name I bind and break the power of all curses spoken, all rituals or sacrifices, all divination, spells, incantations, meditations, and all sorcery or magic.
·         As per Isaiah 11:2, I release and call upon the Spirit of the Lord, the spirit of wisdom, understanding, counsel, might and the fear of the Lord, spirits of mercy, grace and peace upon me and my family
·          Thank you Father, that no weapon the enemy forms against us shall prosper, because we are covered by the blood of Jesus, and You have put all things under His Feet ( Isaiah 54:17, Ephesians 1:22). Because Christ dwells in us, we declare that greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world. (1 John 4:4)
·         As per 1John 1:7, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sins and guilt, so we are forgiven ( don’t turn back to sin )
·          As per Deuteronomy 28:6, You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out, so when you enter your office/school etc. pray this- In Jesus name, I cover myself and this place with the blood of Jesus. I bind up every evil spirit and plan of the devil and ask for powerful giant warrior angels to protect me. When you are leaving that place pray- In Jesus name I command every evil spirit or plan of the devil to leave me and not to follow me now
·         In Jesus name, I cover myself, my vehicle, and road with the blood of Jesus. I bind and break every spirit of accident. I send the angelic force ahead of me to protect me.
Declare –

I Thank you Father that your fire has burned up all darkness and the evil works in my spirit, soul and body
I thank you for filling me with your Holy Spirit
I thank you for giving me the spirit of joy and peace
I praise you and worship you
As per Deuteronomy 9:3 and Luke 10:19 – I know that my God has already destroyed my enemy and has given me the authority to trample on snakes and scorpions.
I return the evil assignment to the sender, sevenfold, and I bind it to them by the Blood of Jesus, and I cut and burn their ungodly cord in JESUS' Name.
As per Exodus 12:3 and 13
Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household.
The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.
Lamb of God Jesus has been sacrificed for me and my family so I will not allow this assignment or sickness to touch my family.
My prayer for you that God gives you inner sight, to see and discern the spiritual realm and  no weapon formed against you shall prosper. I break and nullify any kind of witchcraft or assignment done over you or your family. Receive your deliverance from the strong man this very moment. In Jesus Name!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

“Success is state of mind”.

“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 and only very rich people could afford it. To show his wealth he also 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