Saturday, December 21, 2019

My life- 20/12/2019


Stomach upsets. I have experienced so many of them over the years that it has somewhat become a part of my life. But I had 3 sessions to complete today. Preach in the Malayalam church service, take a Bible Study and then preach in the English worship. By the end of the Bible Study I felt very tired and just wanted to lie down. I felt anxious regarding preaching in the next service. Would I be able to stand and preach for an hour? But then, I thought about the umpteen times I have felt the same in the past, wanting to give up, but God had sustained me, without letting me fail even once. I rested for a while, then sent a message to my wife at home to pray for me so that I could stand strong and preach well. Our prayer to God to be my strength in my weakness was answered promptly as I went to the pulpit. God's faithfulness repeated itself yet again and I could stand for an hour and preach the Word of God with power. 

But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. (2 Corinthians 12:9)

Truly, his grace is sufficient for me, for his power is made perfect in weakness.

Monday, October 28, 2019

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In Christ, yet insecure!

Once a person is in Christ, he or she should feel secure knowing that their Savior is with them and will bless them and give them success as he desires, yet there are some who are just the opposite. They tend to be insecure and thus manipulative, trying to be one step ahead of others, craving success, praise and glory for themselves. Outwardly they may show that they care, but they tend to work behind your back and scheme things in a subtle fashion to put you down, making sure that a finger /fingers won’t be pointed at them for any wrong doing. They are jealous of others whom God has elevated to a position above them, so they scheme in their hearts to put the blessed ones down.

Jesus Christ, our Savior, found security in his solid relationship with the Father in heaven. Nothing else mattered to him than doing the will of his Father in heaven and that brought him the pinnacle of success and misery too. There was always a lot of commotion around him, people wanting to make him king, others wanting to murder him, the latter finally happening, since he chose not to be an ordinary man made king but the King of Kings as heaven had ordained.

How could he have felt secure while taking the form of a servant? Yet, there he is, washing the feet of his disciples, not condemning the sinners who came to him but showing mercy,  healing and delivering the masses without inquiring about their sins or for that matter, the sins of their forefathers. And has he changed? As far as I know, the Bible says, "He is the same, yesterday, today and forever."

Our security as believers in Jesus Christ is that Jesus our Savior loves us with an everlasting love; despite our short comings, sins and unrighteousness. That doesn't mean that he is okay with us sinning; far from it. He wants us to be holy and live righteously. But we don't need to scheme and manipulate others to achieve success and feel secure. In God's time success will come to us and that would be far more sweeter that what we try to gain ourselves by manipulating others.

Dr.Johnson Cherian

Sunday, September 15, 2019

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Wisdom for today - 3

He becomes poor who works with a lazy hand, but the hand of the diligent brings wealth. (Proverbs 10:4)

Do you work with a lazy hand or are you diligent in your work? Whether it be laboring for your daily needs or for your family or for God’s kingdom, do it wholeheartedly because eventually you will see the returns and experience the rewards of your labor. Comparing yourself with others and complaining will only promote envy, jealousy and despair, but hard work and gratefulness to God will bring joy and satisfaction. So work hard, keep yourself from greed and pride and be thankful and grateful.

Elohim Shomri- God My Protector- 3

God is my refuge and underneath me are his everlasting arms. He drives out my enemy before me, saying, ‘Destroy him.’ (Based on Deuteronomy 33: 27)

God's everlasting arms are underneath you. He is there to protect you and your family from all evil. The name of Jesus is your strong tower. As you cry out to him in your distress, he will save you from your enemy. Remember, at the name of Jesus, every knee bows in heaven, on earth and under the earth. At his name, demons shudder. Trust in his power to set you free.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Elohim Shomri- God My Protector- 2

God is an enemy to my enemies and opposes those who oppose me. (Based on Exodus 23:22)

Moses wanted God's protection for the Israelites as they traveled through the wilderness in their journey towards the promised land of Canaan. God promised that he would be an enemy to their enemies and would oppose those who opposed them. God was faithful and kept his promise, all through the 40 years that the Israelites traveled through the wilderness. Jesus, your Savior will deal with your enemies as only he can; you only need to be still and keep praising him.

Wisdom for today - 2

Treasures of wickedness profit nothing, but righteousness delivers from death. (Proverbs 10:2)

People may become rich by stealing, extortion and forgery and enjoy the temporary luxuries of this world, but judgment hangs upon their heads and eventually they inherit the wages of their wickedness and that is eternal damnation in hell and the lake of fire. The righteous are often persecuted in this world and many are killed because they hold fast to righteousness, but they inherit eternal life in heaven after their life on earth. So keep yourself from the treasures of wickedness for it profits nothing but pursue righteousness which will deliver you from eternal death.

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Elohim Shomri- God My Protector- 1

God’s right hand is majestic in power. His right hand shatters my enemy. (Based on Exodus 15:6)

Pharaoh and his armies were destroyed by God Almighty when they pursued the Israelites in to the Red sea which was miraculously split in two by a great east wind that God sent. The enemy who pursues you will also be subdued by Jesus Christ, your loving Savior. Jesus is all powerful. He is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. All authority in heaven and on earth rests with him. So be strong and courageous this day. Jesus will set you free.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wisdom for Today- 1

Encourage one another daily...Hebrews 3:13

It is of vital importance that each of us keeps encouraging our brothers and sisters in Christ. You may be strong today, not needing any encouragement, but tomorrow can be a different day. Sickness, financial problems, family issues... the list of daily troubles is endless and no one is exempt. A few kind words can go a long way in brightening someone's day. Tomorrow you may be in need of a few comforting words.

Take time (even if you are busy- an easy excuse) to ask at least one person how they are doing today. Christianity is all about sharing the love of Christ whether to believers or unbelievers. Can't find the right words? Can start by simply asking, "How are you doing today?"

Thursday, August 1, 2019

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Bible Devotional

Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. (Daniel 6:3-5)
Daniel's enemies examined his life to find some fault, so that they could bring accusations against him to the king, but they could find nothing. They found that he was faithful and without error. Yet, they did not stop there. They knew that Daniel was a true Israelite and worshiped his God faithfully, so they devised a plan to trap him in that respect. They made the king sign a royal statute that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except the king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Daniel did not swerve from his devotion to Almighty God and prayed and worshiped him, as was his routine; as a consequence, he was thrown in to the lion's den. His enemies were happy and thought that, that would be the last they saw of Daniel, but God Almighty had other plans; plans of not only rescuing Daniel and destroying his enemies, but more importantly, making his power and glory known to a gentile king.
Daniel had a testimony and the king had a decree to proclaim....
Daniel said...... My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, and they have not hurt me; because as before him innocence was found in me; and also before you, O king, have I done no hurt. (Daniel 6:22)
The king proclaimed..... I make a decree, that in all the dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel; for he is the living God, and steadfast forever, His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed; and his dominion shall be even to the end. (Daniel 6:26)
End of story...... So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. (Daniel 6:28)

If God has blessed and exalted you, know that the enemy is jealous of you and would want to put you down, as he did in the life of Daniel, but be assured that the plans of the enemy will not materialize, for you have found favor with God. Another blessing awaits you.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bible Devotional

But the high priest rose up, and all those who were with him (which is the sect of the Sadducees), and they were filled with jealousy, and laid hands on the apostles, and put them in public custody. But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said, ‘Go stand and speak in the temple to the people all the words of this life.’ (Acts 5:17-20)
After Pentecost, many signs and wonders were done by the apostles among the people and many thousands were added to the early Church. People carried out the sick into the streets, and laid them on cots and mattresses, so that as Peter came by, at least his shadow might overshadow some of them. Great multitudes also came together from the cities around Jerusalem, bringing sick people, and those who were tormented by unclean spirits: and they were all healed. The rulers were unable to control the works of the Apostles, so they put them in prison. But an angel of the Lord opened the prison doors by night, and brought them out, and said, "Go, stand and speak in the temple to the people........"
Despite oppositions, the work of the kingdom of God has progressed miraculously from Pentecost until today. Many have become martyrs for the Lord; others have labored and entered in to glory after their work and time on earth were over.
The baton has been passed on to our generation by them who have preceded us. Despite sufferings, persecutions and hindrances, the Word of God has gone to many corners of the world. The Holy Spirit of God is guiding believers to the work that still needs to be done. God is using his chosen vessels and large numbers are being added to God's family each day.
A pertinent question that we should ask ourselves is this.....Are we fulfilling our calling?
At the end of our earthly journey, will we be able to hear the sweet voice of our Lord Jesus Christ say..... 'Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a few things; I will set you over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.' (Matthew 25:23)
Blessed are they who know even now, that they will surely hear this from their wonderful Savior.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Final Word- The well fed sheep and the newbies- Dr. Johnson Cherian

Most born again Christian congregations that have been in existence for a while have well fed sheep and newbies. The newbies may be ones who have just been found by the Good Shepherd and brought in to the flock or ones that are still among the lost and the Spirit of God has been working on them drawing them to Christ nudging them to take the step of accepting Jesus as Savior. And guess what, who would the Savior Jesus be more concerned about? The well fed ones or the newbies? Surely it's the newbies. But does that mean he doesn't care for the well fed ones? Surely not. He cares for all his sheep. But he knows that the young ones require more care and he nurtures them gently and wonderfully, like only he can.

In the parable of the lost sheep, spoken of by Jesus and of which we read in Luke 15, the shepherd/owner is so very concerned about the one lost sheep that he is willing to risk leaving the 99 others in the wilderness and go after that which is lost till he finds it. That's quite perplexing. What if some of the 99 left in the wilderness wander away? What if some fall in to a pit? What if wild animals attack some of them?

The Good Shepherd knows that the well fed ones will survive a season of drought or mishap or attack by evil forces, because he himself has provided, protected and delivered them time and time again as they trusted in him while continuing in prayer, worship and meditation of his Word. He is confident that the Spirit of God to whom he has entrusted his sheep and with whom they have been sealed for eternity will guide them continually through his Word and they will survive against the odds, entering heaven at God's appointed time.

Timeless inspiration comes from the Psalmist David and both (well fed and newbie sheep) (believers) can join him by proclaiming confidently, "The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want".