THE FIG TREE SHALL NOT BLOSSOM

fig-treeHab 3:17 & 18: Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

These poignant expressions of lament were penned by Habakkuk the prophet who ministered  to the nation of Judah just before the Babylonian captivity. He gives the reader a picture of total loss from an agrarian perspective. The fig, the grapes, the olives and the cattle, a farmers means of sustenance, all of them have either failed or have been lost; the cattle taken not just from the fields where they were grazing, but also from the fold.

And yet, despite coming to the end of that road where hope fades into thin air, and mourning and lament looks like the order of the day, the prophet offers unshakable hope in God. When everything  fails, God begins, He begins to show you that He can, no matter what the circumstance be. He begins to show you that it is your attitude towards Him that matters, that the attitude you display in your brokenness is the altitude you get to soar in your God-given assignment.

Coming to the end of you road, your resources, is your time to experience the supernatural. Remember, when you come to the end of the road, it is time for a new season, a brand new assignment. Get excited. Get ready!

Blessings,

Vinod

 

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SPEAKKK TO THE MOUNTAIN!

speaktomtnMARK 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

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ENGLISH CHURCH SERVICE AT KOTTAYAM

12141799_1512151125771808_3230119442105206144_nREVELATION invites you to join us for English Worship Service on  Sundays.

Church Timing: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Venue: The CITIZEN’S Club (banquet hall), M.C. Road, Kodimatha, Kottayam.

Contact:  8129188224, 8111904177

Church Website: http://www.revelation.life/

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English Worship Service at Kottayam

Revelation(b)REVELATION invites you to join us for English Worship Service on Sundays.

Church Timing: 9.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m.

Venue: The CITIZEN’S Club (banquet hall), M.C. Road, Kodimatha, Kottayam. Landmark: Windsor Castle

Contact: 8129188224, 8111904177.

Church Website: http://www.revelation.life/

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A Cheerful Person is a Feasting Person

Mutton_BiryaniThe 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.

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Lawlessness is Sinlessness

ringsThe 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

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Self Righteousness

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

h9944CBFBSelf 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.

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KAIROS

Kairos_webcardKairos: 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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The Temple

M-tobins-sm1Co 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.

Blessings,

The Kottayam Bible Cafe

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

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Pearls from Proverbs

Proverbs-Series1) 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

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