Mysticism is a personal , higher, deeper, religious experience based on personal intuition. it simply means Vain, vanity, maya, emptiness , so that the evil spirit can posses you.
vague or ill-defined religious or spiritual belief, especially as associated with a belief in the occult.
This is NOT biblical, no matter even if they use words like jesus, holy spirt etc. Their Jesus is not the Jesus of the Bible and their “holy spirit” is the Evil spirit from the pit of hell.
Their first step to deceive you is to introduce you to philisophy, doubts in the scripture and cause you to reject the word of God , corrupt the word of God and then boldly say ” God spoke to me” God appeared to Me, ” God told me” so that they can now become the final authority and bind you from not searching the scripture to see if it so or not.
This perversions were prevalent even during the apostles times and Paul warns us and differentiates between TRUE Disciples and Fake Christians. 2 Corinthians 2:17 For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Colossians 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
How do you identify the false perverts who call themselves as pastors and teachers, prophets and miss lead the people into Mysticism from the truth?
they will introduce YOGA in the church , they will talk a lot about Holy Spirit and LESS about Jesus Christ, they talk about gem stones and angel feathers . They will be pretending to talk to the angels in their church hall and command the angels, request the angels etc etc
Colossians 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Sadly such wickedness and spiritual decease is happening in Goa and when I stand up to warn the christians and call them out of such spiritual adultery, not many are able to see the truth.
I know they cannot see because God’s word says ‘ the god of this world has blinded their eyes. ‘ John 12:40 He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart, and be converted, and I should heal them.
2 Corinthians 4:4 In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.
When you know the truth and you don’t warn your people of the lies, error and perversions , it is simply because you want to please everyone, you don’t care about the truth , you don’t mind if the people are deceived, may be you don’t really know the truth and mostly you could be ONE among them .
“Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.” Acts 20:31 KJV
It is sad that many today who take the name of Christ feast on the unhealthy teachings of IMAGINATION which is in direct opposite to what Gods word says. False teachers prey on the goats and sheep’s and manipulate them to get into imagining things in their mind.
Such practices makes one proud, arrogant and skeptic towards Gods word and opens the window for the evil spirits that butters you up to think highly about yourself and love your self and exalts oneself instead of Christ. God’s word warns us 2 Corinthians 10:5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
People who practice such have a foolish dark heart. Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
If you desire to renew your strength and mount up with wings as eagles than you need to WAIT upon the Lord .
The word WAIT does not mean sit idle and do nothing, WAIT simply means SERVE. The waiter or waitress waits upon the table to be ready and be serving.
We who are Gods servants must be found occupied waiting upon the Lord. Enjoying God daily, loving God daily in His word and in prayer and fellowshiping with like minded believers. Expounding the word more clearly to the saints and exposing the wolfs in sheep’s clothings.
You should be a delight to the brethren and a terror to the false prophets and a nightmare to the evil doers.
Love the sinners by preaching the gospel to them.
Love your wife passionately and Love your kids diligently .
Rest in Christ always to be refreshed , be filled by the Holy Ghost everyday.
Waiting or serving the Lord will make you bold and courageous.
Though your outward man may perish yet your inward man will be renewed day by day!
Eagles 🦅 don’t fear !
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 KJV
In India, recently the anti Christian groups MOCK, Christians as RICE BAG ignorantly.
This simply exposes their lack of knowledge of history.
The truth is that the term RICE BAG was given by the British Rulers in India to every non Christians who came to the Christian missionaries for favours of food and clothing but still continued in idolatry.
They would take the benefits like Rice bag and other groceries from the generous Christian missionaries who cared for the soul as well as the well beings of the Indians who were poor.
Hence the Term ‘RICE BAG’ was coined by British rulers to those who took benefits but continued in Idolatry burned the wives alive after the death of the husbands, ate the flesh of the dead body, threw dead decomposed bodies in beautiful rivers of India etc etc.
Those who received Jesus Christ were called as Christians and those who only took benefits from the compassionate missionaries were called as ‘RICE BAG’.
So who are the RICE BAG ? It is those who took the benefits of the compassionate Christians but continued in Idolatry.
We as Christians will NEVER call you as RICE BAG because we love you and care for your soul. Each soul is precious to us for whom Jesus Christ died and rose again to redeem from hell and forgive from sin.
Why you should not take Morden day prophesy of modern day “ prophets “ seriously?
First of all , if you truly Love God and His written word , you will be satisfied by Gods word and reject every men’s words. ( Romans 3:4 )
Gods written prophesy of the past, present and future which is already writing and sealed will never lie to you but will always speak the truth even if it hurts. (Revelation 1:1)
Modern day prophets and prophesy is always manipulated with tricks and trade to make the audience feel good about themselves and giving them what they want to hear. Eg “prophesy of good job” “financial breakthrough “ “marriage proposal “ “ business prosperity “ “ Visa to America and Europe “ etc etc in the midst of all this greediness of feeding self with lust and pride satisfying the flesh and pride of life , people are taken far away from God given truth. This causes the innocent and some rebellious audience to heap up teachers that itches their ears ( 2Timothy 4:3-4)
Modern day prophesy often fails and the prophets are found to be liars and frauds majority of the times. History proves.
Morden day prophesy is like throwing a stone on a tree full of mangoes and expecting it to fall on anyone and it does fall when the tree is full of mangoes and so does an auditorium with few dozens of people.
If a men doesn’t settle down with the more sure word of prophesy ( 2 Peter 1: 19 ) which is the written and inspired word of God ( 2 Timothy 3:16 ) , that which God has given in a personal way which is settled in heaven forever ( Psalm 119:89 ) and God has magnified His word above all His name ( Psalm 138:2 ) than men will always be looking for mans prophesy to make their lust tasteful and will always be unsatisfied in life and this will lead to receiving false prophesy from man and woman in the churches, Facebook and YouTube etc ( Isaiah 30:10 ).
Read what God wrote through Peter
“We have also a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day star arise in your hearts:
Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation.
For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1:19-21 KJV
1 Kings and 2 Kings is an interesting book and it tells us about the strange rebellious , religious , revengeful Jezebel.When the man of God exposes and calls out Jezebel, she becomes furious and gets sleepless night .
Always remember, her husband mostly will agree with the man of God and will say nothing but a loud Amen and will go to sleep in sorrow and fear !
Jezebel certainly will have some small boyfriends who will try to please her to get some gain and so the little boyfriend will try to act like man and pick a fight with the preacher of Gods word from time to time.
These small boy friends will claim to be religious, basically prophets of the Baal, who will deceive people with some fake tricks and trade and miracles , like manipulating emotional woman’s mind to believe signs, miracles and lying wonders . 2 Thessalonians 2:9 Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, .
They certainly will get some success in deceiving as the pervert and adulterous generations will seek such signs and wonders. Matthew 12:39 But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign;….
Always remember such are not of God, not authenticated in the word of God and rebuked by our Lord God Jesus Christ and the Jezebel and Ahab’s and boyfriends will work to take peoples mind out of God’s word. Our God is a miracle working God and he will do great and mighty things and heal people and provide the needs and not the greed according to His will and pleasure in His time. Jesus Still heals and cleans and restores. Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Jezebel and Baal, ( Jezebels boyfriends ) will manipulate tricks and games and do their best to destroy the faithful’s faith in the word of God so that the deceived will believe the tricks done by Jezebels boyfriends. Jezebel will celebrate it by posting such trophies of tricks and trade on the front page of her wall. Remember she is everywhere . From Church to YouTube to Facebook.
She is bossy , controlling, dominating and has a know it all attitude. Jezebel pretends to love God but her God is herself.
This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good, Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away. For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts, Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth. 2 Timothy 3:1-7
When you expose the Jezebel and the spirit of Jezebel , then man of God must expect, that desperate Jezebel will take revenge but always remember don’t run to the Juniper tree for Jesus is more powerful than the Jezebel. Jezebel is no match for Jesus.
Man of God, Jezebel is looking to get your head on the platter , that is what she wants. If you allow her to rule your government, your church, your home , you are finished.
Man of God stand up and call out the Jezebels and the Baals that is hiding in the congregation to work against the work of God to cause hurts to the ministry and turning the grace of God into lasciviousness . Satan has planted them well inside the local churches.
Ever wondered why most of the churches in this day and age have gone to the world? Ever wondered why the church is become more and more worldly and carnal today? Ever wondered why the churches are become feministic? Ever wondered why most of churches are headed and led by the people that are not suppose to lead but to be in silence and submissive ?
Because most of the Elijah’s have gone to hide under the juniper tree.
Man of God be fearless, and bold and courageous. Don’t fear the Jezebels and their boyfriends. The Lord has ordained their end just very well written in the last book of the bible. You stand up, take that black book in your hand and preach and teach the word of God. Pray daily to be filled by the Holy Ghost. Pray for the power of the Holy Ghost every moment you need. Man of God, the Victory is yours. The defeat is of Jezebel and her boy friends.
Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. Revelation 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Revelation 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
The real threat to the body of Christ today is not the media or worldliness but the proclamation of the false gospel.
Somehow in order to grab great crowd we have made a very friendly , attractive, non offensive , wishy washy gospel available to the sinners.
We have made the gospel as if that is one more necessity that is needed to be added to their lives.
We have made the gospel to be so sweet that sinner doesn’t even realise why he or she needs the gospel but is attracted to something that is so sweet.
We have made the gospel available in such a way that the sinner is so convinced that it is not the sinner who needs to be saved but God wants to fill the heaven.
We have made the gospel so weak that we can’t win people to Christ but without programs and tricks and entertainments and enticements.
We have made the gospel so repentable that now a sinner does not need to repent but the gospel repents according to the likes and tastes of the sinner.
Oh what a generation are we producing now a days , a generation full of ignorance of the gospel but wears a tag as a believer.A generation of people that has been convinced by leaders that your fruits does not determine your salvation anymore .
A generation of people in a church building where there is no conviction if and when we sin .
A generation of rebellious group that does not repent of their sin and confess their sins to God even when you grieve Him. My preacher friend if all you want to is make people to love you than we should be selling ice creams.
We have no right to change the gospel to suite the people.
We have no permission to do what we want and how we want with the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We must realise that we will have to give an account to the Lord for how we did the ministry.Most who are faithful in the church building might end up In the everlasting fire along with you for receiving and preaching a false gospel . That is so painful and my eyes tears and my heart breaks . Inspite of all the crookedness of some willful sinful preachers , God has seen those who are seeking Him and has saved them by the true gospel which is an act of Gods providence.
The gospel begins with a bad news and bad news is , man is a sinner and will end up in hell.
The good news is that God is holy and God is loving. While our holy God can’t accept a sinner in His presence yet because of His great love , our God does not want to see anyone going to hell. So God did everything to save sinners.
God became man. 1 Timothy 3:16
His Name is Jesus Mathew 1:21
Jesus took our sins upon Him 2 Corinthians 5:21
Jesus Shed His blood to forgive us from sin Col 1:14Jesus died on behalf of us on the cross 1 Cor 15:3
Jesus was buried 1 Corinthians 15: 4
Jesus rose again on the third day 1 Corinthians 15:4
Anything less in the above is not the gospel but a false gospel and a lie .
The Lord Jesus who is God, loves you so much that he does NOT want you to go to hell and die and burn there forever . He is willing to save you by His grace and mercy through faith and that is the only way you can be saved today.
You must know you are a sinner and no amount of good works or religious ceremonies will save you. Isaiah 64:6.
If you will understand the gospel and believe it, God will grant you repentance.
Repentance does not mean clean up yourself and come to Christ , Repentance means realizing that you cannot clean yourself and cannot give up your sins by yourself so you turn away from sins and turn to Jesus to save you and deliver you and redeem you from sin and hell. 1 Thess 1:9
Everything that is against Gods word is sin. So we repent towards God and put our faith in Jesus Christ for what He did to save us Acts 20:21. Say no to Sin , that is repentance towards God and come to Jesus , which is faith towards Jesus Christ our Lord and He will save you today.
You cannot enter the kingdom of God if you don’t receive the God of the kingdom. Jesus Christ is not just a Saviour alone but He is The God manifest in the flesh!
Do you believe Jesus Christ is God? Do you believe God was manifest in the flesh? Do you believe He took your sins upon Him? Do you believe He shed His blood for your sins? Do you believe He died on the cross for your sins? Do you believe He was buried ? Do you believe Jesus rose again on the third day? If you UNDERSTAND the gospel and BELIEVE it than Say No to your sins and come to Jesus and RECEIVE the Lord God and our Saviour Jesus Christ now. Jesus will save you by His grace and mercy through faith ! John 1:12
You will be a regenerated person by the work of the Holy Ghost , a new creature by the Holy Spirit, a born again individual by the Holy Ghost , you will be in the body of Christ baptized by the Holy Ghost , All your sins will be forgiven and you will have a brand new start in life today! Titus 3:5, John 3:6.
Believers who is a person of Goan origins should be careful when you use certain words downgrading a certain group of people who have migrated to Goa . Words such lamani, Ghatis, biknakar etc etc. remember the certain majority of radical unbelievers use the word ‘ BELIEVERS’ the same way downgrading, insulting and defaming , as many residents or people of Goan orgin who is a believer use against those who migrated to Goa many years ago in search of job and better life and have settled and are active In both upper class and other class jobs and businesses etc.
The word Lamani or Labani comes from their forefather Laban the great nephew of Abraham. Don’t forget the country called Labanon and it’s people as Lebanese.
Laban’s father, Bethuel, was the son of Nachor, Abraham’s older brother. In addition, Laban was thrice related by marriage to Abraham’s family: his sister Rebecca married Isaac, and his two daughters, Leah and Rachel, both married Jacob. Thus Laban was Abraham’s great-nephew, Isaac’s cousin and brother-in-law, and Jacob’s uncle and father-in-law.
Man was created in Gods image
“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.” Genesis 1:27 KJV
Adam was created in the image of God and all man after fall was begotten in image of Adam.
“And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, after his image; and called his name Seth:” Genesis 5:3 KJV
Everyone who is now Born again ( BELIEVER ) is created in the image of God
“And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;” Ephesians 2:1 KJV
Today man has his origin from the Noah’s ark and not a particular land
“And God spake unto Noah, saying, Go forth of the ark, thou, and thy wife, and thy sons, and thy sons’ wives with thee.” Genesis 8:15-16 KJV
God did not promise a land on earth for Believers but to the twelve tribes of Israel.
Believers should not be involved in such a fight of words and hatred but rather to win souls , for Christ Jesus loves them all and died for them all just as He does to us.
The unbelievers do not know this truth, for majority believe in evolution. But believers know that our ancestors didn’t just show up form a rock or tree or from feni but certainly from Noah’s ark , Noah’s descendants . It is a sin if believers call other believers with degrading and Mocking and insulting names.
Ones upon a time those names such a Lamanis, Ghatis and Biknakars etc were used with highest respect and in recognition of geographical locations . The ancestors knew very well and held these Lamanis and Ghatis with honour because these group of people came from the royal bloodline from Hydrabad ( Banjara) and from Bijapur Karnataka who even ruled all over India and offcourse in Goa as a whole before the British and the Portuguese came in , plundered their wealth and colonised Goa as their territory for trade. Many of these group of people may be poor today doing simple job in Goa due to their nomadic or migrating nature and life style , while many are holding highest positions in the state due to hard work and never give up attitude.
You will be shocked and be surprised to know if you will do some biblical historical studies that these people have Jewish blood in them and many have Jewish influences in their lives.
A historical study will clearly prove of Jewish settlements in Goa before the Portuguese arrived and also in Kerala and Maharashtra and Manipur before the British arrived.
Apostle Thomas with a Jewish team who were believers came to India but landed in Goa first and than went to Kerala and Tamil Nadu bringing the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to the Land of Goa, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and that is how Believers spread all over India and then through the missionary work of the Baptist missionaries from England spread all over North India and bringing godly Civilizations to the Indus land by abolishing many social evil practices.
“But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.” Acts 1:8 KJV
Have you wandered why these Nomadic people Migrate and pitch their tent?
The people of Israel were nomadic people , they kept migrating and pitching their tents everywhere they went. Even today you will find many Lamanis and Ghatis living in tents wherever they settle for job and then take off and pitch their tent on the next place of job.
They do succeed in their business, no matter what they do , it is simply because of the business blessings they have and they are certainly hard workers, who wake up early and go to bed late, work for less and make more money.
“And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts.” Numbers 1:52 KJV
Abraham Was a Nomadic who migrated and became rich wherever he went
“Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.” Genesis 13:12 KJV
Laban Pitched his tent
“Then Laban overtook Jacob. Now Jacob had pitched his tent in the mount: and Laban with his brethren pitched in the mount of Gilead.” Genesis 31:25 KJV
Remember that the Jewish Christians who are in the body of Christ has scattered all over the world due to persecution and many of their children were born in those kingdoms and many saved and many unsaved .
“Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia,” 1 Peter 1:1 KJV
“James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.” James 1:1 KJV
Are you Ok with calling Jesus as Lamani or Ghati ? Jesus is not a person of a Goan origin but from the ghat and desert of Israel with connection with Lamani or Labani . Will you kick him out or is he already out of your church and still knocking at your church door ?
“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:19-20 KJV
There are many born again believers who are not of Goan origin but they attend your church in Goa and worship with you and they pray for you and win souls and contribute financially with their tithes and offerings and extras and many even do your paper work in the legal government departments and yet many call the believers who came from outside Goa with many degrading name .
“Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellowcitizens with the saints, and of the household of God;” Ephesians 2:19 KJV
This name calling In a very defaming and degrading and Inappropriate way must be stopped for Christ sake among the believers .
This earth doesn’t belong to us , we are to set our affection above.
“Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.” Colossians 3:2 KJV
We are here to win all of them to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Are you showing them the love of Christ or are you pushing them far away?
Does the political germ and worm fascinates you more than Jesus Christ and soul winning and the church of Our Lord Jesus Christ ?
Is the brethren in your church who are not of Goan origin comfortable worshiping with you?
Do you make them accepted, loved and welcomed ?
Do you speak behind them the same way how you speak on their face ?
Brethren we don’t play politics , we are here to serve , to preach and make disciples .
Remember Jesus is not a person of Goan origin. Hope he can stay in your heart, hope he can stay in your life, hope he can take control of your business and job and hope He can stay in the state of Goa?
Or do you want him to leave the state and all that is related to it?
Could it be possible that He left your local church already and standing outside knocking at the church door ?
Spread love and share this with believers in Goa everywhere.
Lordson Roch Grace & Truth Baptist Church Goa India
The whole world is panicked due to the present pandemic that has hit the world and squirming like a poisonous snake. It is not more of the Corona Virus itself, but the Media and the news channel are magnifying THIS virus. They are causing more panic and fear and taking advantage over the peoples lives for their selfish benefits.
Corona Virus is hyped so much because of the social media power . Today 2 billion people use Watsapp, 1.69 million users on Facebook . It is the power of social media
How should Christians deal during this time of major epidemic? Aren’t we the ones who speak more of faith and courage and boldness and peace? should not we the church be a beacon of peace and hope at this time of fear and confusion in the world?
Please allow me to share with you what the Lord taught me this morning when I went to God to communicate with Him in quietness. We as Christian should practice these few things as we verb our belief.
Pause From Panic
The enemy wants us to fear and panic with every small and big news. The world is unbelievably professional enough to pour more fear and panic during the time of epidemic. Thanks to the force of the social media usage all over the world. We Christians are called to focus on the Word and not in the world. Focusing on the word of God and keeping our eyes on the Lord Jesus Christ will bring peace in the midst of Panic. We are called to be still, to be at peace and rest in the Lord. Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
2. Praise In Peace
No matter what happens in the world, we have a great hope that while we are in the world the Lord Jesus is with us and if we die we will be with Jesus. We should praise the Lord in every situation. There is no good that has ever come from being fearful but yes praising God has broken the chains and opened the gates of the prison and shaken the earth. Psalms 56:4 In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust; I will not fear what flesh can do unto me.
3. Pray For Protection
We need to pray for one another. We need to pray for our church, we need to pray for those who have been effected with this pestilence /plague / virus/ diseases etc that they may be healed. We need to pray for the doctors who are working in the midst of such patience . We need to pray for the leaders to make proper decisions for the protection of the people. May we come under the wings of God’s mercy and protection and find His warm love. Psalms 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: for my soul trusteth in thee: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.
4. Prepare To Meet Thy God.
These are some of the signs of the Lords coming. God is trying get the attention of the world and trying to speak to the world and specifically to the church . We must get ready and prepare to meet our God for His coming is nearer than ever. Romans 13:11 And that, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep: for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed. Romans 13:12 The night is far spent, the day is at hand: let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. Romans 13:13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.
5. Present Your Bodies
Yes those who are sick should certainly be careful not to pass on to others. They should stay home . My dear friends, brothers and sisters but these are NOT the time where we shut our prayer hall, church buildings and stay home but these are the proper time when we must open the doors of church buildings wide open and gather together and pray and call upon the Lord. These are the times when needy and seeking people would want to come and repent and call upon the Lord. Jehoshaphat knew very well what to do when pestilences come and we should follow the God of the Bible and not the government of the world during such circumstances .2 Chronicles 20:9 If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help. Some may become too wise and say well I am in the spirit, but know that we are commanded to worship the Lord with our body, soul and spirit. Romans 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. Psalms 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psalms 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:
6. Promises To Be Claimed
God has promised us so many times and in so many pages of the Bible. ‘Fear not for I am with you’. It is not just to be read but to be claimed in such a times as this. Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest. 2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
7. Proclaim The Gospel
These are the time to proclaim the gospel to as many as possible and in many different ways. We can preach from the pulpit, preach in the street, pass out gospel tracts, write a gospel letter, mail a gospel of John to a friend, call on the phone etc. God is patiently waiting for many to repent.2 Peter 3:9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
Dear readers do not be afraid , fear not the Lord is with us and He will protect us and bless us. Don’t let these virus take away our joy and peace. We are more precious to God and He has us in His hands .
Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Our Lord said, Ye are the salt of the earth. Today I would like to bring to you, two important factors the salt brings into one’s life. The Lord compares the life of a Christian as a salt that ought to be.
Salt Brings Taste Can you imagine eating your food without any taste? The Lord wants us to bring taste in others’ lives. We should not be sour or bitter but we should be tasty and delicious in our words and behaviors. Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man. When people speak about out life, are they speaking well about us or are we being a bad testimony to the unbelievers as well as to our fellow brothers and sisters because of our mouth? As Christians our words should be edifying, encouraging, building up NEVER tearing down. Christians should not be making up lies or lying about another in our conversations. Ephesians 4:15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ: We need to be beware of those who sow discord and mark them and even avoid them for it is harmful to one’s spiritual growth and such should not be tolerated in your lifestyle and conversation and particularly in our churches. You should NEVER sow discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.Romans 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them.
Salt Serves As Medicine. Remember Salt brings cure to many sickness. Many a times we are distracted with what is happening with others and we often see their bad and never take a moment to appreciate the good we see in others and in return we invite much problems and sickness to our health. People loose peace over what others do and say. We are commanded as Christians to think on the positive things of life Philippians 4:8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.Philippians 4:9 Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Much of your sickness will go away if you stop being worried about other’s matter. It is sin to be busybodies and to poke your nose in other’s business.
May we as Christians continue to bring taste and healing in others’ lives. Ephesians 4:29 Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers. Proverbs 25:11 A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
Deuteronomy 32:22 (lowest hell) The location of hell is a lower part and it is supported by many verses in the Bible such as Psalms 86:13 (Lowest Hell)Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath. Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. This verse also gives us the shape of hell which is a pit defined as a large hole in the ground. Ezekiel 31:16,17 Satan was cast down to hell this verse also gives the shape of hell as Pit. Job 11:8 ……. deeper than hell; Hell is not just as a pit down there but hell is deep too.
Condition of Hell
Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him,. No man or women who go to hell for rejecting Jesus Christ can hide him/herself in the hell for it is naked before God. What a terrible place to be suffering being tormented for the choice you made while on earth and God watching at you. Psalms 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there. Boy oh boy God’s control is everywhere even in hell. Our God is Omni presence. Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; There is no escape from hell once you are there. Proverbs 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; ample of place and lots of vacancies. Hell is hungry.
Occupation of Hell
Isaiah 5:14 Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: Hell is busy doing its work if I put this way hell also does “soul winning” and more effectively and having known that many are choosing hell’s way, hell has enlarged herself expanded her boundaries, and opened her mouth without measure. When was the last day you opened your mouth to share the gospel to some one????? Enlarged you plan for soul winning passing out more tracts and passing out widely?????? Its time to work hard. Isaiah 14:9 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: Hell is more excited to meet or welcome you in hell. Hell is busy, working over time. Do you get excited to see someone getting saved and coming to church? Do you meet them and welcome them to church???? See what hell is doing.
Duration & Provision of Hell
Matthew 18:8 everlasting fire, Matthew 8:12 … outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Luke 16:23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. Matthew 25:46 And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: Hell is a place of consciousness and it provides everlasting torment, everlasting punishment in the everlasting fire which will never be quenched, oh what a terrible place to be its time to escape now.
Residence of Hell
Who are in hell and for whom is hell and who shall go to hell???
Psalms 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God. Spiritually dead people find themselves in hell Proverbs 9:18 But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell. The angels that sinned are in hell 2 Peter 2:4 For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment; Devil and his angels find them there, Matthew 25:41 Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: If your name is not found in the book of life you are doomed Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
Salvation From Hell
What must you do to be saved? Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; Acts 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. John 3:16 For God so loved the world(you), that he gave his only begotten Son (Jesus Christ), that whosoever(You) believeth in him (Jesus Christ) should not perish(Hell), but have everlasting life(Heaven).