Are we a wise and understanding people?

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, As the Israelites prepared to enter their promised land, Canaan, Moses told them, “See I have taught you decrees and laws as the Lord my God commanded me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering to take possession of it. Observe them carefully, for this will show your wisdom …

Mighty Spirit of God

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Jesus & Paul both said that, God is Spirit (John 4:24 & 2 Corinthians 3:17). And some characteristics of God’s Spirit are mentioned in Isaiah 11:2 & John 14:16,17 i.e. The Spirit of wisdom & understanding, the Spirit of counsel & might, the Spirit of knowledge & the fear of the Lord, Helper & the Spirit of Truth. Our God …

Waiting on God to reveal His plan

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,  ‘Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. Yet when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days’. (John 11:5,6) We read in John’s gospel, that when Lazarus fell sick, his sisters, Mary and Martha, sent word to Jesus, “Lord, the one you love is sick”. When Jesus …

Sword of the Spirit

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Mathew 4:1 says that, ‘Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil.’ And devil the tempter came to Jesus with 3 temptations. “If you are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.” “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down. FOR IT IS WRITTEN:…… Again, the …

Imitating Christ

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, When Moses wanted to see the Glory of God, God proclaimed about Himself to Moses as, “The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished, he punishes the …

Sin of mockery

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I believe many of us have become victim of the mockery and it is painful, because it is a type of insult. To mock means laugh at in a scornful or contemptuous manner or you are making fun of them in a nasty, mean/unkind way. It is not an act of innocent fun between friends but it is an insult …

Pharaoh, let my people go

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Proverbs 16:12 says, ‘It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established by righteousness.’ which also means that, –‘A man is not established by wickedness.’(Proverb 12:3a) This is the law or we can say the principle of the Lord.  I would like to mention few more proverbs to emphasize this principle. Mercy and truth preserve …

Why Would God Allow Christian Suffering?

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Tests, trials, temptations and troubles are part of our life. The Word of God says, ‘And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.’(1 Peter 5:10) Suffering, tests, trials, temptations …

Waiting on the LORD

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Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Prophet Isaiah said, ‘Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall walk and not be faint.’(Isaiah 40:31)  How can we ‘wait on the Lord’? In the Gospel of Matthew we read a parable which teaches …

Work of the flesh – ‘Envy’

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Proverb 27:4 says, ‘Wrath is cruel and anger a torrent, but who is able to stand before jealousy?’ The Hebrew word qanah can mean envious but it is most often translated “jealous.” Envy means “to bear a grudge towards someone due to COVETING what that person has or enjoys.” In a milder sense, it means “the longing for something someone …