Today with Jesus
- Today's Bible verse
"The Lord answered Elijah’s prayer; the boy began breathing again and was alive.” (1 Kings 17:22)
Illness and death shouldn’t be judged with sin.
Illness and death is the natural corollary of human nature on earth. Only the creator knows the root cause of an illness. That is partially revealed through the order of the nature of illness and can be known to medical scientists. The earth is imperfect due to the sin of Adam and Eve, the first man and woman on earth. By God’s death on the cross, the root cause of all imperfections in the universe has completely been wiped out.
1 Corinthians 15 :55,56 - “Death is destroyed forever. Death where is your victory? Where is your sting, place of death? For sin is the sting that results in death, and law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.” In the Old Testament times, most people believed that illnesses were caused by sin. But that is not necessarily true. Here God used the illness of a boy, son of the widow from Zarephath, to show that Elijah, the prophet was a man of God. So don’t judge anybody’s trouble and illness to be connected with sin and we should not live in guilty feelings. God will come to your aid to heal you and lift you from the present mirth as Elijah had come to pray for the boy and God gave his life back.
When Jenny fell on black ice and broke two bones above her right ankle, Jenny cried to Jesus, “Oh Jesus, how can I live!” She was in a cast and was confined to the bed for three months. When others helped her in her day to day chores and her recovery, she understood that nobody is independent as they think. She had to rely on others to even take a step forward. Many people prayed for her speedy recovery. God used Jenny’s injury to help her see life in a different perspective for her own good.
John 9:3 - “It’s not this man’s sin or his parents sin that made him blind. This man was born blind so that God’s power could be shown in him.”
Prayer : Jesus, forgive those who judge the pain of others connected with sin, they don’t know what they are saying. Let us all believe in you and be saved. May those in injury and pain be healed. Bless those who pray and extend their helping hands to the injured and sick. Keep your children from all dangers. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Saturday, 11th 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