Stay Alert in Christ

Stay alert, stand firm in the faith, show courage, be strong. Everything you do should be done in Love. (1 Corinthians chapter 16: 13 & 14)

This word of God reminds me of the image of an army man who is at the war front. But the difference here is, that this soldier has to perform everything in Love. This soldier has no weapon but Love of Father God which is available through Christ Jesus. The grace of Jesus Christ is highly abundant in this soldier, and the companionship and help of the Holy Spirit is always available for him. That is what we are; a chosen generation called to proclaim Father God through Christ Jesus. Standing in the midst of wolves like a lamb, crossing the crooked path and narrow gates carrying the cross daily. And forcefully establishing the Kingdom of God. Not by might, not by power but everything in Love that is in Christ.

Why should we stay alert?

We are like the wise virgins who took lamp with the oil. Matthew Chapter 22:42 says, “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come.” Again, I say you are in a mortal form and you are exposed to temptations. Therefore “watch and pray that ye enter not into temptation; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.” (Matthew chapter 26:41) That is not enough, our Lord taught us in prayer; lead us not into temptation but deliver us from all the evil. Why do you pray this? you have to make sure you are standing firm in the faith. “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” (Galatians Chapter 5:1) Therefore, show courage and be strong all you hope in the Lord. “Now, brothers, I want to remind you of gospel I preached to you, which you received and in which you stand firm.” (1 Corinthian chapter 15:1).

For this reason I say, Stay alert, stand firm in faith, show courage and be strong. Everything you do should be done in Love.

Amen.

ETERNAL PEACE

They took my Car away,

I was at Peace.

They took my Money away,

I was at Peace.

They took my Home away,

I was at Peace.

They took my mother away,

I was at Peace.

They took my siblings away,

I was at Peace.

They killed my Father with great pain,

I was at Peace.

They spoiled all my hard earned reputation,

I was at Peace.

They proved I was responsible for everything that happened, Still !

I was at Peace.

They said I deserve it,

Again, I was at Peace.

Finally, they came to take my Peace away,

I was still at Peace.

My Peace is not mortal, but eternal.

I am born of the Spirit of Yeshua from the eternal Father God.

Amen.

What is Sin?

Sin is the absence of Father God’s love through Jesus Christ (Yeshua). The only way to come out of sin is, the presence of Father God’s love enriched by the amazing grace of Jesus Christ with the unmerited help of the Holy Spirit.

Sin will be harvested until you come to terms with this truth. Sin is in our blood and in our flesh. Our DNA will transfer this to the coming generation as we receive it from our ancestors. In psalms 51:5 King David says, “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me.”

Now our Father in Heaven is giving us an eternal opportunity to be born again. This can not be done by going back into your mothers womb. This is absolutely a spiritual transformation, that is Father in heaven who in the form of spirit is giving us a golden chance to be like Him. How can we be like our Father in heaven? Simple, be like Jesus. In other words, receive Son Jesus Christ as our personal saviour or be in Christ or repent and turn around to Jesus or becoming the part of the Body of Christ ‘The Church.’ All these are one and the same thing. Hebrews chapter 12:1,2 says, “Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us. Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross ignored the shame and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God the Father.”

Remember, sin has never blessed anyone ever, sin has taken more life from the earth than any war, pandemic or poverty. Sin is a curse to humanity, get out of it. The wages of sin is death and Jesus Christ through the amazing love of Father God and grace of Jesus himself paid the price for our sins on the cross through his death. The same spirit who helped Jesus Christ to resurrect from the death is ready to help you to come out of sin. Beloved, there is deliverance for your sin. Come to Jesus and fall in love with Father God in heaven. Seek the help of Holy Spirit.

Amen

PRAYER (Part-2)

Jesus Christ asks us to pray this way,

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. (Matthew chapter 6:9)

This means, our prayer must be in deep reverence and remembrance of Father in heaven through Christ Jesus. It is possible only when you have a love enriched relationship with Father in heaven. There is only one way through which you can honour your Father in heaven as written in Matthew chapter 22:37 (NET), Jesus said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind.” In one word, if you want to have an succesful prayer life, you need to have an unfailing love relationship with Father in heaven through Christ Jesus.

Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. (Matthew chapter 6:10)

This prayer does not come from a human perspective. Ephesians chapter 1:10 (NLT), “This is the plan: At the right time He will bring everything together under the authority of Christ- everything in heaven and on earth.” This is why we are chosen INCHRIST by Father in Heaven. When you go through this you may think, why I should pray this prayer? The answer is THIS PRAYER MAKES US AWARE OF THE PLAN OF FATHER IN HEAVEN. Again, why we should pray? WE SHOULD PRAY BECAUSE WE ARE ASKED TO PRAY.

Give us this day our daily bread. (Matthew chapter 6:11)

After Lord Jesus Christ fasted for forty days and forty nights He was famished. The tempter came and said to Him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become bread.” But He answered, “It’s written, ‘Man doesn’t live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’ “(Father in Heaven) (Matthew chapter 4:2-4). Through this word of God we get a picture of what this prayer means. The tempter failed to recognise he is speaking to the living bread, who came down from heaven. In John chapter 6:35, Jesus said to them, “I Am the bread of life. The one who comes to me will never go hungry, and the one who believes in me will never be thirsty.” (He is the living water).

Jesus Christ was not born from the desire of flesh but born of the Spirit of Father God. When we are born of the Spirit of God, spirit of God will give us our daily bread. As a new creation in Christ we need nourishment from Father God, everyday we need to receive from Him. Jesus Christ said ‘I am the living bread that came from heaven.’ The prayer give us today our daily bread means ‘give us today Jesus in our life.’

And forgive us our debts (sins), as we ourselves have forgiven our debtors (sinners). (Matthew chapter 6:12)

Forgiveness is a form of love. We can not forgive our debtors out of hatred but only out of love. This prayer is a self realisation of Father God’s indisputable love through Christ towards us. Father God wants us to come into His presence in Christ with a grateful heart. With the realisation that my Father has forgiven me so should I forgive everyone.

And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. (Matthew chapter 6:13)

Jesus said to His disciples in Matthew chapter 26:41, “Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The Spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” This prayer gives us a realisation of how weak we are, the spirit in us is the spirit of sonship but this awesome power is poured into an earthen vessel which is so fragile that we need to watch and pray. I encourage everybody, as long as you are in your flesh, you need to watch your life and you need to pray daily for yourself. You have to pray, ‘dear Father in heaven do not lead me into temptation but deliver me from the evil one, in Jesus name Holy Spirit help me.’ This prayer is part of carrying your daily cross. We are called to be witness like a lamb in the midst of wolves. In this world we have difficulties, it’s a bad world. I assure, His grace is sufficient for you.

For if you forgive others their sins, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, your Heavenly Father will not forgive you your sins. (Matthew 6: 14,15)

We are being asked to forgive others but God the Father is asking us specifically not just to forgive but to forgive their sins. Forgiving somebody and forgiving their sins are two different things. May be you can forgive someone but to forgive someones sin requires Jesus Christ indwelling in you. This word of God gives us an absolute indication of our ultimate dependance on Father God through Christ Jesus. We have no other choice other than to live like Jesus. Because just as Father in heaven has sent Jesus, Jesus has sent us.

In John chapter 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you.” And after He said this, He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone their sins, they are forgiven; if you do not forgive anyone’s sins, they are not forgiven.”

Once Peter asked Jesus in Matthew chapter 18:21, “Lord how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus said unto him, I say not unto thee, until seven times: but, until seventy times seven. Father God has set us an example of forgiveness. I pray, you will have the mind to forgive the sins of others.

For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen

Lords prayer teaches us about unfailing love towards our Father in Heaven through Christ Jesus. For those who love Him, His name is Holy. Lords prayer makes us aware of plans of Father God through Christ Jesus. Through Christ Jesus everything in heaven and earth will become one. It teaches us to ask Father God to give Jesus as our daily bread. It teaches us that since my Father in heaven has forgiven me my sins I should also forgive everyone. This prayer gives me the realisation of how weak I am, that makes me pray lead us not into temptation but deliver me from all evil. At the same time this prayer gives me an understanding of our Father in heaven through Christ Jesus who has set me as an example of God’s forgiveness of sin. For thine is the Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.

PRAYER (Part-1)

The word prayer seems to be a natural activity in our spiritual life. It’s a part of our daily routine where we pour out our daily needs and sorrows before God. We might have learnt it by observing our parents or by observing the practice followed by the church leaders. The question is, is this enough? Is this the way that God wants us to pray? I have seen people wrestling in prayer but it turns out to be a lost battle. People sometimes loose faith because of unanswered prayers. What they are told and what they have received has deceived them. Some turned away from the faith and some feel depressed. This is a serious situation where we need to understand, what prayer really is? And most important how to pray? In the Old Testament we see sacrifices, rituals and other religious practices as part of prayer, we do not see a perfect example of prayer. But the New Testament provides us with the perfect example. The Author, The Finisher and The Perfecter of Faith. The Alpha and the Omega who has come and who is to come, The visible image of the invisible God. All things were created by Him and for Him, Our messiah and Our Yeshua, that is Jesus Christ.

Jesus Christ is the only person in the Bible who taught us to pray and had a prayerful life. Old Testament introduced us to a God to pray to and in New Testament Jesus Christ introduced us to a Father to pray to. Praying to a Father is entirely different from Praying to God. Even today people struggle to recognise what Jesus Christ has taught, they Love praying to God rather than the Father whom Jesus Christ has given us the access to. Jesus Christ became THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE for us to have a complete relationship with our Father in Heaven.

Jesus Christ said “But when you pray, go into your inner room, shut your door, and pray to your Father, who is unseen. And your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.” This is what the New Testament prayer is all about, it is simple to hear but not simple to experience. It requires the most unique relationship with our Father in Heaven that can not be attained through any intellectual wisdom or knowledge or any kind of experiences. Having a relationship with this Father demands us to become a part of Father. No religion can make it happen, no ideologies can make it happen even any isms will fail.

God of Old Testament sent His only begotten Son Yeshua, that is our Lord Jesus Christ in the form of man but not born of man but born of the Spirit of our Father in Heaven to fulfil all His commandments in the old testament and to introduce God as our Father in Heaven for those who are chosen by Father God through Christ Jesus before the foundation of the earth. Today the Spirit of our Father God is enabling us to go through the same process. Let me make it simple, receiving Jesus Christ as your saviour is the only way through which we can become children of Father God. It demands repentance of our flesh, it demands carrying our daily cross and following Christ Jesus through a narrow gate and a crooked path. This is not everyone’s cup of tea. This privilege is given to those who are chosen by Father God through Christ Jesus.

Prayer is between our Father in Heaven and those who are chosen to call God Abba Father through Christ Jesus. Prayer is the link between the chosen and the Father. We are called to imitate Jesus Christ the first born out of death and the first born of the Spirit of Father. Like Jesus Christ we now have the help of the Holy Spirit. Through the Holy Spirit we are part of spiritual flesh and spiritual blood and the body of Jesus Christ the CHURCH. The only begotten Son of Father God, through Christ Jesus we call God of the Old Testament ‘Abba Father’ in the New Testament. And to Him we pray not as God but I call Him my Father in Heaven and I thank Jesus Christ my Lord and saviour for this beautiful transition.

How do we pray to our Father in Heaven?

We the children of Father God need to pray like our Lord Jesus. Jesus Christ was poor in Spirit that shows we also need to be poor in Spirit. Matthew chapter 3:5 says like this, ‘Blessed are the poor in Spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.’ Being poor in Spirit represents our dependance on Father God through Christ Jesus. If we look at the life of Jesus Christ we can see His life is the perfect example of dependance on His Father. The moment when you recognise your complete dependance on Father God, like Jesus, your disposition will change. It’s not about prayer, it’s about everything in you, it’s about you being a new creation. Father will have dominion over your thought process. On the way you will discover you have the mind of Christ. The mind of the new creation. When you have the mind of Christ your prayer is all about Father God. Your spiritual emptiness will be no more. There you will recognise it is not you who pray but the Spirit of God who is in you that prays. You will allow the new creation to grow and you will decrease. A day will come you will experience the fullness of Jesus Christ. Beloved, you are a new creation, not born out of the desire of the flesh but born out of the desire of the Spirit of Father God thus becoming children of God. Allow the new creation to pray. You should understand your greatest weakness and that is, we don’t know how to pray. The Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness. For example, we don’t know what God wants us to pray for, but the Holy Spirit prays for us through groanings that can not be expressed in words. All this happens because Jesus Christ is our intercessor before our Father God.

The Lord’s Prayer (Matthew chapter 6:9-15)

So then, this is how you should pray:

‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come,
Your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive yours.

Pastor Paul J J

To be continued…

Let your Eye be single

I would like to share a word of God which I was meditating, can you imagine a situation where Jesus Christ is inside your home, he is with you and you are hearing his voice, you are seeing him, you are sensing him and he is so real in your life yet you are troubled.

Are you going through such a situation then this message is exclusively for you. Let me tell you, Jesus was with his disciples, he was resting on the Boat and the sea was violent, Jesus was with them but they lost their peace. They were asking Jesus to save them, they thought they are going to end right now. Still Jesus was with them. On another side when we see another situation that is of Martha, she invited Jesus into her life, into her family and there we can see she was complaining to the Lord. Because she was troubled and she was careful concerning so many things. Jesus was inside her home, Jesus was talking to everybody who was inside her home, she was hearing. Because of her Jesus Christ was inside her home but she was troubled. 

Dear people of God are you a chosen vessel of God! then you and me are not allowed to be troubled with other things, Martha was troubled, disciples were troubled. Dear people I want to remind you another verse from Matthew 6:22 “The light of the body is the eye: If therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” Word of God clearly says, your eye has to be single, your vision has to be single, your thought has to be single, your act has to be single. You cannot serve two masters at one time, what really happening in our life is we are serving two masters at one time, we are serving household master and our heavenly master it’s not the will of God it is not heavenly principal it’s not part of Kingdom of God.

Why you are getting troubled? because your eye is not single, you are not setting your vision on one thing, you are setting your vision on several things. Dear people of God are you troubled? If I ask people they will say so many prayer request, I’ll pray but do you know something you are troubled because your eye is not single, your vision is not single, you are troubled because you are thinking about many things, you are concerned about what to eat? how to be? What to be? When to be? You are troubled about tomorrow. Dear people tomorrow will be taken care by the Lord himself. Jesus Christ lives in you, allow him to look after your life. One thing I want to tell you no matter how troubled you are you are not going to get any solution until and unless your vision is on Jesus. In other words, you have to have a single eye that is what the Bible says. 

The light of the body is eye, therefore thine eye is single so that the whole body shall be full of light. Do you want light in your life? Then your eye has to be single. You have two eyes but during morning if you want to see the Sun, then you should focus your both the eye on Sun. “There is a source for everything, we are concerned about resource but resource will flow from the source.” Jesus Christ is your source, he is your living blood, he is your living bread, he is your alpha, he is your Omega, you are chosen in him so that day will come you will stand in the presence of Father blameless and full of perfection that is not yours, his perfection and the Earth is a training ground for God’s perfection in your life. For having God’s perfection in your life let your eye be single. 

Poor

Can you imagine the mind of a person who possess great wisdom, who enjoys abundance of wealth and power. The most unbelievable part is, He is still “poor.”

what will be His mind?

what will be the driving force behind His attitude?

Have you come across somebody like Him?

Before you come to a conclusion I want to shed more light on you concerning Him. He is the cause for your existence, all things were created by Him, all things were created for Him, without Him is noting. He is the beginning and the end. But the unbelievable part is He is still “poor.” Do you know Him? Now a question will arise, why is He poor? He is not poor but He became poor. He was in the form of God and did not consider it robbery to be equal with God. He made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a slave and coming in the likeness of man and being found in appearance as a man. He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death on the cross, and that is our Jesus Christ.

You will not find a substitute for Jesus. He is incomparable, His love is immeasurable, His grace is sufficient, He gives peace above all understanding, He is the most trusted personality ever walked on planet earth. His intention of being poor was to make us rich towards the relationship with God, through Him we call God, “Father God.” He became so poor He has given His body and blood for us and made us His body. He became the Head, He became poor so that we will abide in Him, He became poor by abiding in Him we will abide with God the Father. Now are you able to understand His mind? If not it is time for you to have the ‘Mind of Christ’ it is time for you to think through the perspective of Jesus Christ. He became so poor and became the gateway to the true God and made us through Him ‘Children of God’. He is the only begotten Son who became the first born through the death and resurrection. The question is, are you poor like Jesus? Do you have His mind? the Mind of Christ!