Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
"The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat. refuse to give in to him.” (1 Peter 5:8)
Watch out and be careful of hidden dangers.
Satan is always marketing his targets of death and destruction through the colourful sexy labels or packages of beauty, health, vigour etc. Inside all packages and advertisements, there is an element of vulgarity. So we should be aware of all our intakes that come in attractive labels. Discern everything in the spirit of Jesus.
Mathew 16:6 - “Be careful! Beware of the yeast (teachings) of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.” Remember that all evil doings have a tragic end.
Ratko Mladic had been caught after 16 years of fugitive life for the charges of killing 8000 Bosnian Muslims and boys at Srebrenica, an UN camp in Serbia. He is sick and weak and is in international jail waiting for trial in the UN court in Hague. In 1995, Alic was a kid who joined with other kids to get Chocolate from the hands of Mladic. Alic says, "I went to him with other children and took that chocolate bar from Mladic, a lanky man with sunken eyes. He asked what my name was and I said 'Izudin’. I was not afraid. I was just focused on the chocolate.” He was devouring it with gratitude while his father Sabizet, was being hunted down by Mladic’s men in the nearby woods. He was found years ago in one of the graves. Feigned benevolence is a disguise to cover the reality of the massacre.
The gate of heaven is narrow but the father of the universe is with you to pass. Mathew 7:14 - "But the gate is small and the road is narrow that leads to life.”
Prayer : Jesus, let justice be done in all fields especially for the children who are the victims of predators like Mladic. Let our children understand the dangers packed in their games, books, entertainment, sports, friendships and even the so called spiritual propaganda. Let their innocence be protected and parents be vigilant. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 8th June 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