Kairos: when Eternity steps into time. Eternity, who? Jesus! When He steps into time, there is something that happens to time itself, call us to find out when you can join us for times like these.
The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens.In rhetoric kairos is “a passing instant when an opening appears which must be driven through with force if success is to be achieved.”
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MARK 11:23 For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
As a kid, I am one at heart even now, I had, with great expectations, literally spoken to “the mountains and the hills”, hoping these things would move. They didn’t. Continue reading
The Bible says that being merry (cheerful) is like having the choicest mutton biriyani every day of your life, and if mutton biriyani doesn’t make you happy, it could be anything that could lift your spirits. Yes, the merry heart is a feasting heart. Mish-teh, the Hebrew word for feast, used here, is a symbol of gastronomic banqueting pleasure.
The law and sin are mutually inclusive, which means they complement each other, and that one cannot survive without the other.That’s right! Sin cannot survive without the law. The law is the breeding ground on which sin finds existence, thrives,nourishes and grows; without the law sin becomes non-existent. Continue reading
And be found in him, not having mine own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ, the righteousness which is of God by faith – Php 3:9
Self righteousness is righteousness earned by keeping the law/ The Penal Code – in India they call it the Indian Penal Code; and true to its name the law or the penal code penalizes for violations. The Bible is extremely candid in proclaiming that we cannot be found in Him (God) by keeping the law by our own efforts, as it negates the finished work of Jesus on the cross by which all of us have already become the righteousness of God; for he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him – 2Co 5:21.
Also, all of our righteousness, the Bible says, is like filthy rags, and that way none of us can ever be saved. The only way we can be saved by the law is by not committing even a single violation of the law; for whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all- Jas 2:10. No one has had a track record like that, except Jesus.
He, Jesus, is the only one who qualifies to be an all sufficient saviour and He invites you today, this very moment, to eat food that can satisfy the deepest cravings of your life; and Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger – John 6:35.
Say yes, now. Life will never be the same.
1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?
There is an increasing shift in maintaining the sacredness of the Temple-the Building, while the Human Temple rots by the ever-growing profanities committed against it. It is time we reversed this trend and started focusing on the holiness of this human-temple.
It is God’s desire for each one of us to become that Temple described in the above verse: 1Corinthians 3:16. For the human body is the prototype of the temple and not the other way round, in the sense that the body is tripartite and is made in the image of God who Himself is trinitarian by existence. Biblically speaking, the Jewish-Temple has an outer court, the Holy place, and the most Holy place; similarly human beings are tripartite in having a body (the physical component), the soul (the mental & the emotional dimension),and the Spirit (the Spiritual zone). The Spirit of God dwells in the spirit zone of the bodily temple of those who have repented and entered the Kingdom of God. And, it will be our purpose to unleash this zone for the glory of God to manifest in our lives.
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Mat 28:19 & 20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the son, and of the Holy Ghost
1) Proverbs 12:18 The tongue of the wise is health. Proverbs: 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth, keepeth his life. Proverbs: 18:4 The words of a man’s mouth are as deep waters. Continue reading
Whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace: Gal 5:4. Going back to the law obligatorily or in any other form is to fall from Grace. Tithing becomes a sin, when after being a tither for some time, one fine day, the non-observance of it can make you feel guilty, the belief that you’ve robbed God, like what the preacher said in the book of Malachi. Continue reading
We are a country of more than a billion people and that by far is out biggest claim to fame, notwithstanding the other dubious distinctions that we, internationally, run for cover from: poverty, female infanticide, usage of sack-cloth and rags as sanitary napkin by the broke…and of course public defecation. Continue reading
THE SHEMA: Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD, is the great cry of Judaism. It is an affirmation and declaration of faith in one God, Deuteronomy chapter 6, verse 4.
Jesus makes the same declaration that was made in the old testament when questioned by a scribe on what the first commandment is. And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord. Mark 12:29
And as much as there is only one God, there is only one Mediator: God Himself, in the person of Jesus the Christ.
Thomas, Peter and especially Mary, though blessed, are not Mediators. For the Bible says in the Book of First Timothy Chapter 2, and verse 5: For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus. And the Book of Hebrews Chapter 12, verse 24: And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.
It was the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross which was an appropriate propitiation (appeasement) for the sins of all humanity. And it is only fair that the sacrifice-Jesus- gets the right to advocate and mediate, and not anybody else. Continue reading