Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
" The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”(James 5:16)
Parkinson disease ,non curable but treatable is cured by the intercessory prayers!
Departed souls intercede for us. “Then Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus.”(Mathew 17:3).Long before Jesus they were departed from the earth. “Listen! He is calling Elijah.”(Mark 15:35) Jews have the practice of calling Elijah’s intercessory prayers. Scientific studies have shown conclusive evidence of the power of prayer. Prayer is real ,and it works. Prayer is the first genuine out burst of love towards others. The unique and the only mediator between God and human beings- Jesus, the Man and God , commands us to intercede for others. “But I say to you, love your enemies. Pray for those who hurt you.”(Mathew 5:44) Bodily separation gives us more closeness to Jesus and more effective prayers for the dearer ones. “Can anything separate us from the love of Christ has for us.—violent death?(Romans 8:35) “For to me to live is Christ and death is more profitable.” “Now we see in a mirror dimly, but in heaven we see face to face.”(1 Corinthians 13 :12) Jesus says, “ If you ask me for anything in my name I will do it.’(John 14:14) “Praise God who did not ignore my prayer or hold back his love from me.”(Psalm 66:20) “We are surrounded by a great glory cloud of witness.”(Hebrew 12:1) The cloud of witness refer to the saints who intercede for us and cheer us on our race to heaven. So don’t worry of about anything that seems insurmountable and non curable, all put on the shoulders of Jesus through the intercessory prayers of saints.
John Paul 11 was beatified (Blessed) by the catholic Church on Sunday 1 May 2011. He was died on April 2 2005. French nun, sister Marie- Simon – Pierre has been cured from her Parkinson disease by the intercessory prayers of John Paul 11 on the night between June 2 and June 3, 2005. She said, she and her fellow nuns had prayed for the intercession of the pope after his death to cure her from Parkinson diseases. She later resumed her work as a maternity nurse. Appearing at a vigil on Saturday, she told the crowed: “I was cured .” ‘I wake up at 4 in the morning and felt something had changed in me.” John Paul 11’s own suffering is being highlighted in beatification, with aides testify about his long battle with Parkinson disease.
“He likes the prayers of honest people .”(Proverbs 15:8)’ The 24 elders bowed down before the lamb. Each one of them had a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of God’s holy people.”(Revelation 5:8)
Jesus, We pray for all the sick’s who are in pain and fear of incurable diseases like Aids. We submit our prayers through the intercessory prayers of all the saints in the name of Jesus. Let us feel we are not alone but with innumerable saints who are our dear ones interceding for us day and night. We pray for all our departed ones. We remember the saintly John Paul 11. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Toronto, Tuesday 3 May 2011
- Today with Jesus
“Leave these men alone! Let them go.” (Acts 5:38)
The sign of the Cross on the television tower in Berlin : “The
sign of unbeatable sign of worship,”- Ronald Regan, President of USA in 1987.
Till the passing of
the present earth and heaven, Christ, his Cross and its principles would be
valued and be in proclamation for the salvation of the world. No power on earth
can wipe out the eternal truth of God from the face of this earth. It is always
better not to fight and antagonize Christ and his principles. When Peter and other disciples were put in
jail to be punished by the assembly of Jews, the great respected learned
teacher, Gamaliel, advised them,
"Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will
fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will
only find yourselves fighting against God” -(Acts 5:38&39). It is an universal law for a smooth peaceful
way of co-operative living on earth.
After the second world
war, Berlin was under Communist government. Most of the churches and its
symbols were destroyed to crush the faith in Jesus. To show the power and
strength of atheism and communism, Walter Ulbech, the head of communist
Germany, constructed the tallest television tower in Germany. On top of the
tower is a stainless steel globe in rotation.
As soon as the construction was over,
everyone was shocked to find a shining and glittering sign of a cross on
the globe from top to bottom. The sun's rays shone on the globe from all sides
making the cross to glitter. The
engineers tried all their might to erase it, but in vain. Still it is there to proclaim to the world
that the cross is our salvation.
Conscience question: Are we in a fight against Christ and
his teachings by our actions of projecting and selling ourselves for self-glorification?
Prayer: Jesus, let us be the promoters of your signs
and symbols of your sacrifice on the cross for our salvation and eternity. Let
us not be destroyers, but custodians of your teachings. We pray for all those
who are in the ministry to spread your good news of salvation on the cross. Let
all those who believe in you be in salvation and the fighters against you be in
conversion. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
16th October 2012