Lamanis / Ghatis / Biknakars and Believers.

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.

Fellow Servant

Lordson Roch
Grace & Truth Baptist Church
Goa India

How Should Christians Deal During Corona Virus ?

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.

  1. 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 .

Ye Are The Salt Of The Earth!

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.

The Terror and The Realities of Hell!  

Location of Hell

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).

How To Come Before The Lord

Exodus 34:2
And be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai, and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount.

In Exodus 34:1 and 2 , we see the Lord is informing Moses of how he should come before the Lord.
1) Bring Your Bible
We know the two stone is about the Ten Commandments but we also should understand that the two stone represents the whole bible or the Two Testament, which is the Old Testament and the New Testament. We should ALWAYS carry our bible with us when we go to meet God because He wants to speak to us. God still speaks to us when we open our bible and read and study from it.
2) Be Ready To Meet God
God was us to be ready , prepare our selves before we go to meet God. We need dress up for the Lord. Many a times today Christians take dressing for the Lord for granted . They will dress well for weddings, parties, celebrations but when it comes to meeting God with the church it is quite opposite. We should prepare or set apart our offerings. Preparing or trying to get ready at the last moment will delay you in meeting God , it will make you forget many things if you rush at the last moment. God said be ready.
3) Be Up At The Church House
Anyone can stay home with their pajamas , but it take a saved Christian to get out and go up to the house of the Lord. And show your self as a committed child of God not forsaking the assembly of the saints.
4 ) Be A Giver Every Time You Go To Worship.
You can NEVER worship God without giving. You can do everything else but if you have not given you have not worshiped God. Give your self ( Romans 1:12) present your self as a living sacrifice.  Give your time for the Lord. Give your talent for the Lord. Give your treasures for the Lord and Give your testimonies for the Lord.
You may say but only Moses was told to come up . Not all the people. We are a now living in the Testament where the everyone who is born again can come before the throne of God.Hebrews 4:16
Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

It Is Written

I was out with my family for a walk and talk and Ice cream. My boys noticed a sculpture of a beautiful big eagle and Israel my oldest son immediately informed me and shared his desire to go and touch the eagle and Stephen my youngest followed the same desire to which I said ‘yes’.
While we went and were looking at the eagle my boys wanted to climb and put their arms on the eagle for a picture .
I refused the request and said ‘no we can’t do that, you can’t nor are allowed to climb up’.
Israel sadly asked me with a sorrowful voice, ‘why daddy why’? My reply to him was ‘because it is written ‘. Just below the eagle statue there was a warning stating ‘ Do not Climb’.
We must obey the laws of the country to be a good citizen and visitors.
As Christians we are called to obey to go by the Bible. Many a time we hear many things, said , taught and preached from the pulpit . Why should we take it to our heart ? Why should we do what the Bible says?
Because ‘ It is written ‘.

Gods Word is perfect, pure and preserved. We should always fight the good fight with the sword of the spirit which is the word of God.

Always check everything with the Bible. It is our final authority for our faith and practices.
Every time Jesus preached , taught and also rebuked and fought the Devil is by saying ‘It is Written ‘.
Matthew 4:3-11
3   And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.
4   But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
5   Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,
6   And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.
7   Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God.
8   Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them;
9   And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me.
10   Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.
11   Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

The Secret Of Seeing Great and Mighty Things In Life!

Jeremiah 33:3
Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
Many of our BIG issues of life can be taken care of if we obey in Jeremiah 33:3.
It is sad though of how many times we take things in our hands instead of casting our burdens upon the Lord. 1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Yes dear friends , we seem to loose our focus and give way to doubts and that’s when we want to do our way and try to kindle our own fire , which infact leads us to  a sorrowful life. Isaiah 50:11
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
The Lord is calling us all.  When heaven is silent , to walk by faith and not by sight.

When you are confused, and doubtful and feel like your life is In a mess and you have no idea what to do … Call !!!

The Lord says ‘Call’ . Call upon the Lord… when we call , He won’t keep quite, he won’t ignore you, He won’t avoid you.  The LORD promises to answer you. But you may say but pastor….. so pastor… anyway pastor…… Have you tried calling Him? You may say yes I did … Did you call by faith to receive an answer from the LORD?
Try today to call upon the Lord by faith to receive an answer, why ? because many a times we just call for the sake of calling and not to receive an answer.
When you call the Lord by faith to receive and answer from the Lord, He promises to answer you and not just answer you , He will show you great and mighty things which you do not know, which you have not seen, which you didn’t expect, which you don’t even deserve. He will do all things well and good and the end result will always be Great.
So please try dialing this Number for a long time remedy.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

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You Can Do All Things!

Philippians 4:13   I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

It is very encouraging to us as Christians that the scriptures says that you and I can do all things. Yes dear friends, this is very true. Today I want you to say to yourself, I can do Fasting and prayer. I can do the witnessing to the lost. I can do the scripture reading daily. I can do the assembling of myself with the saints on every Lord’s Day. I can do the giving with generous heart. I can do the inviting my friends, families and neighbors to my church. I can do the overcoming the temptation, I can do the resisting of the devil. I can do the behaving of myself well and proper in the house of the Lord. You can do the forgiving  your enemies. Yes dearly beloveds you can do it.

Wait a minute, you can’t do this by yourself by the way. You will fall and falter and fail if you try to do it in your own strength.

You can do all things is the Hope!!! This hope will NEVER be the reality without Jesus Christ. We need Jesus Christ to do all this through us and for us.

Thank God the bible says that I can do all things through Christ.

Yes, it is through Christ that we are able to do all things because He strengthens us. He gives us power, He gives us faith, He gives us courage, He gives us wisdom, He gives us prosperity, He gives us freedom, He gives us all that we need and have to do all things.

Don’t under estimate yourself. With God all things are possible. When God is for us , who can be against us?

You are the child of the most High God. The Lord has promised us that He will be with us always.

There is NOTHING that YOU cannot do without Christ. You can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth you always.

You are one step away of calling for help. The LORD said in   Jeremiah 33:3   Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Cast you self upon the Lord today and call upon Him. Wait and watch how the Lord works through you and enables you to do all things, with all strength, power and authority.

The Secret To Overcome Sickness?

Exodus 23:25   And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

While I am perfectly aware that the above verse is specifically to the Israelite and it is not a direct reference to the church today, I am convinced that every truth in the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is applicable for the us today too.

Ever wondered why people work out every day? Hit the gym, walk the park, run the beach, eat healthy? Etc etc. It’s all because man wants to stay healthy and avoid sickness.  While these are good practices and should not be ignored , this does not guarantee a sickness free life. So how can we be free from sickness?

In the Old testament the Lord gave a very powerful command together with the blessings read it again  Exodus 23:25   And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Serving The Lord.

Serving the Lord is the secret to sickness free life and also having God’s blessing upon our food and water. When God blesses the food and water, we will have no more sickness. In this day and age everything comes polluted and injected with chemicals, But God is able to purify and sanctify your food and water. In doing so He will keep your store room in abundance and your body sickness free.

Ask an honest question to yourself, are you serving the Lord? Are you reaching to the lost souls, witnessing to them the gospel and winning them to the LORD? Are you involved in serving the Lord in your church? Cleaning, arranging, serving, greeting, and giving up your seat to a new visitor, sending forth few kind encouraging words, visiting the sick, attending all churches services? These are few things we often take it for granted.

Being on the stage can be a performance of hypocrisy if we are not bending down in serving on the floor.

‘If serving is below you, leadership is beyond you.’ Remember the Lord cannot bring you to a position of regular leadership if you don’t prove to Him that you have a servant heart through your service.

I challenge you today to be a servant and God will raise you up to be a leader and take your sickness away and bless and sanctify your food and water where sickness will flee away.   Serve and live a Sickness free life!!!

How much should we obey God?

Exodus 36:5 And they spake unto Moses, saying, The people bring much more than enough for the service of the work, which the LORD commanded to make.

Some time We become legalistic when we focus on just obeying the commandments of God. People often time grow self righteous because they judge themselves with how much they obey the commandments of God.

Today the biggest never ending debates is how much percent should be given for the Lords work? Or in plain words should we or should we not give tithes?

We Christians should learn a lesson from Exodus 36:5. Don’t just live to obey the commandments of God, but go one more mile further .

Don’t limit to 10% but much more than enough , for we are saved by grace not law.
Don’t just be a Sunday worshipers to keep the commands but everyday, attend the gathering of the saints more than just Sunday’s .

Don’t be binded by the traditions of men or the dogmas of your denominations. Worship the Lord in the beauties of His holiness, praise and worship in liberty, therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Don’t be stumped in the comfort of your coziness but go without the camp bearing His reproach. Dare to be Daniel.

Live life to the fullest for the Lord . Our life should be such that you have emptied your self completely when your life on earth is done. Be full of Christ and empty of your self.

The Lord should say, you have done much more, given much more than enough, well done good and faithful servant.

Exodus 36: 6 And Moses gave commandment, and they caused it to be proclaimed throughout the camp, saying, Let neither man nor woman make any more work for the offering of the sanctuary. So the people were restrained from bringing.
7 For the stuff they had was sufficient for all the work to make it, and too much.

Everything and every obedience ought to be done because of and by Love alone for the Lord.

Do not keep the commandments because you HAVE to keep it but keep the commandments because you love the Lord. Love will stimulate you to go an extra mile further. Love will take you to another level in your walk with the Lord.