Monday, December 31, 2012

Survival Instinct

“All of our actions come from a basic human survival instinct, which is in real sense, love for us.”
I still remember, when we went to one of the government hospitals for the vaccinations for our son, who was travelling to the US. In the reception area there was a counter to check the weight of the infants. The weighing hook was attached with a romper (shorts with the bib kind of a dress). A mother came to weigh her two months baby. We saw the baby was sleeping in her mom’s lap with all security,  she puts her baby in that bag, we noticed everything was normal but as soon as she hangs the bag on the hook again to get her weight, the baby pushed her hands and legs for survival and began to cry.
Why did the baby do so?
She felt insecure and tried to push herself in her capability for survival
You and I also do the same for our survival, 
Isn't it true!
Remember “All of our actions come from a basic human survival instinct, which is in real sense, love for us.”
We love our families, friends, relatives and neighbors too. Sometimes we love someone very special that we are ready to do anything for that person. In a way every one of us are precious for our loved ones. 
God also loves us as His family. We are so precious in God’s eye that is why He gave His only son that whosoever believes in Him will have eternal life.
Way back in year 2001, I struggle in my life to that extent that for me all roads were ending to the dead end. I was in this country (Tanzania), my son was studying in a missionary school, I was interacting with the people who knew Christ, still Christ was not shared with me. I needed Him so desperately; still He was kept away from me.
I am sure there were many people who would be praying for the salvation of the lost
I am sure there were many desiring God to save the Indians
I am sure this must be taking place, still I did not have even one person coming to me and sharing the love, healing and saving message of Christ.
Until one day when I broke completely God used a friend of mine, a non believer, she asked me to go and see a person and know how she get delivered of her trouble.
I will again repeat, “All of our actions come from a basic human survival instinct, which is in real sense, love for us.”
Will you ask me what my reaction to my friend’s suggestion was?
I ran for the solution!
Say – Love for us
Say – Survival instinct
Read Matthew 9:37-38
Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field."
Jesus preached, healed and saved people.
Think – I was never visited by a believer but God used a non-believer, to tell me the way
Say - God can use any one
Say - Survival instinct
Think – what is our role in the kingdom of God
Read Romans 10:14-15
How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!"
Are you waiting for someone to send you?
Then I have good news for you
Read Matthew 28:19-20
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:  Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you:  and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.
Jesus has given you a word for you to go and preach the good news. If you will not go He will use someone else. God is irrespective of a person. I am ready He will use me. You are ready, He will use you.
Say – love your neighbours as yourself
Say – Survival instinct
The night before Jesus was crucified Peter said three times that he did not know Jesus. Peter lied because he was afraid, but later he was so sorry that he cried. The same Peter changed completely when Jesus rose from the dead; he knew the truth about Him.
Read John 21:17
The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?"
Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you."                                    
Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.
Today, each one of us must ask the question: "Do I love Jesus Christ?"
Jesus could have asked Peter, “Are you a man of faith, do you hold an important office in the church, have you casted out devils" But He simply asked, "Simon, Son of Jonah, do you love me?"
Some people put their love in their work, their family, their ministries, and put Jesus on hold
Say – love Jesus
Say – survival instinct
What does it mean to Love Jesus?
It means to put Him first and obey Him
Read Psalm 2:7-8
I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, "You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.
Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.
Loving Jesus means love His people
Whatever belongs to Jesus He gave to the one who believes in Him. He has chosen you and me to rule till the ends of the earth
We are all like that small baby who pushed herself for survival.
There is no one who came from heaven,
There is no one who died for you and me,
There is no one who rose from the dead for you and me.
Yes, there is no one but Jesus who came from heaven who died for you and me and He alone can give us the life and no one, because He alone rose from the dead the third day
Take your step, show the people who do not know Him
Tell them He loves them
Preach the good news of saving and healing message of Jesus Christ to the lost and unsaved
If anyone who can save us from the fire of hell is Jesus alone
Say – Jesus asks you, “Do you love me”
Say – Jesus commands, “Preach the saving message”
Prayer -
father in the name of Jesus
I pray as per Luke 10:2, use me for the kingdom of God and make me your faithful servant
In Jesus name

Friday, December 14, 2012

Do Not Delete

Do Not Delete But Unwrap The Gift

As I sat today before God for giving me the right word for you, one thing
was reminded to me.
Let us read James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of
the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows
Can it be possible about you?
Say - Yes!!!
Because you are not of your own choice but of God and given to your parents,
whether they wanted you or not!!
Say – I am a perfect gift from God
Before I move further I will share a testimony of my life
I am the last born and 7th in the family. My mother never wanted to have me because she already had six children. I was an extra luggage and she didn't want to have me.
Say – OUCH
Sometimes we are an extra luggage and people don’t want us
But remember God wants each one of us
Say – I am God’s desire
So finally my mother had some deleting (abortion) pills because she didn't want to have 7 children
Say – Deleting pills OUCH
But it did not work
Say – I am God’s desire
then she had another round of dose
Say – Deleting pills OUCH
But still I was safe
Say – I am God’s desire
Read Romans 8:38-39
For I am convinced that neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
There may be many Deleting pills OUCHES in your life, someone will Delete your joy or someone will Delete your time or money but remember you are God’s desire. He will still be holding you with His right hand and no one will be able to separate you from His love.
Say – I cannot be deleted, I am gift of God
Say – I am growing and going to unwrap the gift of God
When Jesus came, He brought the gift of life for us
Let us Read Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord
In Ephesians 2:28, it says
For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God
Are you ready to unwrap the gift of God today with me, then I have good news for you
You may be in impossible situation and might say, ‘It’s impossible’
But God says to you in Luke 18:27 "All things are possible"
You may be tired and might say, ‘I’m too tired’
But God says to you in Matthew 11:28-30, I will give you rest
You may be hated and might say ‘Nobody really loves me’
But God says to you in John 3:1 6 I love you
You may be discouraged and might say, ‘I can’t go on’
But God says to you in 2 Corinthians 12:9 My grace is sufficient
You may be confused and might say, ‘I don’t know what to do’
But God says to you in Proverbs 3:5-6 I will direct your steps
You may be failed and might say, ‘I can’t do it’
But God says to you in Philippians 4:13  You can do all things
You may be weak and might say, ‘I’m not able’
But God says to you in 2 Corinthians 9:8  I am able
You may be low esteem and might say, ‘It’s not worth it’
But God says to you in Romans 8:28  It will be worth it
You may be defeated and might say, ‘I can’t forgive myself’
But God says to you in 1 John 1:9 I Forgive you
You may be lacking and might say, ‘I can’t manage’
But God says to you in Philippians 4:19  I will supply all your needs
You may be fearful and might say, ‘I’m afraid’
But God says to you in 2 Timothy 1:7 I have not given you a spirit of fear
You may be worried and might say, ‘I’m worried and frustrated’
But God says to you in 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your cares on me
You may be very simple and might say, ‘I’m not smart enough’
But God says to you in 1 Corinthians 1:30 I give you wisdom
You may be without any friend and might say, ‘I feel all alone’
But God says to you in Hebrews 13:5 I will never leave you or forsake you
Can you see the love of God for your life?
In John 10:10, Jesus talks about life more abundantly
This Christmas season as many of you looking forward for some good party and gifts, remember Jesus is the reason for this season so do not delete the true reason of this season but receive all what God has in store for you through Jesus Christ
Merry Christmas to all

Jesus came to set you Free-2

Blessings means - good favor, victory, success productivity
Curses means - oppression, negative atmosphere, defeat, non productivity
How will you know if you are under curses?
There are mainly seven areas.
1 - Mental or emotional breakdown
2 - Repeated or chronic sickness, medically no diagnosis
3 - Repeated miscarriages, female related illness
4 - Marriage problems, separation etc.
5 - Financial insufficiency, jobless
6 - Accident prone
7 - Suicidal or unnatural deaths
You may ask -
- But why did these curses come upon me
- What did I do???
- Can someone tell me my mistakes???
Read Proverbs 26:2
"Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest."
Root cause of all curses is not obeying God's voice
1. Not obeying God's commands
Deuteronomy 28:15 
"However, if you do not obey the LORD your God and do not carefully follow all his commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come on you and overtake you:"
2. Worshiping idol, false gods, or participating in occult practices
1 Samuel 15:23
"For rebellion is like the sin of divination,and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.Because you have rejected the word of the LORD,he has rejected you as king.”
3. Not respecting your parents
Ephesians 6:1-3
"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise— 3 “so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.”
4. Illicit or unnatural sex
5. Injustice to the weak
6. Trust in man
Jeremiah 17:5
"This is what the LORD says:“Cursed is the one who trusts in man,who draws strength from mere fleshand whose heart turns away from the LORD."
7. Failure to fulfill promises 
Ecclesiastes 5:4-5
4 When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow. 5 It is better not to make a vow than to make one and not fulfill it.
8. Being stingy towards God 
Malachi 3:8-10
8 “Will a mere mortal rob God? Yet you rob me.“But you ask, ‘How are we robbing you?’“In tithes and offerings. 9 You are under a curse—your whole nation—because you are robbing me. 10 Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this,” says the LORD Almighty, “and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it.
9. Spoken words said by people in authority.
10. Self-imposed curses.
11. Curses from people representing satan.
12. Soulish prayers, utterances & gossip
13. Generational curses 
Exodus 20:1-6
1 And God spoke all these words:2 “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.3 “You shall have no other gods before[a] me.4 “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
The good news is Jesus has paid the price for you and me.
Galatians 3:13-14
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[a] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
How to be free from curses? 
1. Put your trust in the word 
1 John 3:8
The one who does what is sinful is of the devil, because the devil has been sinning from the beginning. The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
2. Be obedient to God's word 
Deuteronomy 28:1-2
1 If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the LORD your God:
3. Confess your and your parent's and forefather's sins. 
4. Forgive every person 
5. Renounce all contact with other gods. 
Deuteronomy 7:25-26
The images of their gods you are to burn in the fire. Do not covet the silver and gold on them, and do not take it for yourselves, or you will be ensnared by it, for it is detestable to the LORD your God. 26 Do not bring a detestable thing into your house or you, like it, will be set apart for destruction. Regard it as vile and utterly detest it, for it is set apart for destruction.
6. Release yourself in the name of Jesus
Matthew 18:18 
“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
Now pray and be free as per Galations 3:13-15
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit. 15 Brothers and sisters, let me take an example from everyday life. Just as no one can set aside or add to a human covenant that has been duly established, so it is in this case.