Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
“For to me, living is for Christ, and
dying is even better.” (Philippines 1:21)
“My end, my beginning”- last words of Mary Queen of Scots
before being beheaded by an axe.
Material wealth and triumph on this
earth are not the promises of Jesus for exchange of faith. But this is an anti-Christian bargain
being propagated by the stakeholders for filling their coffers and hoodwinking
the innocent people. Jesus promises eternity by the resurrection of the
believers into his kingdom where there is eternal bliss. Here on earth, the
Christians are promised heavenly peace in the midst of all the tears of life .
“Peace I leave with you: my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world
gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” ( John 14:27)
– the promise of His presence till we pass from this sinful earth. Here on
earth, we have to live for Christ to spread his love and salvation by leading a
righteous life and leave from this earth to his kingdom for an eternity.
Christians are in effect, a thin
ray of light from the great sunshine that is eternity and life in heaven with
God. “My end”, as Mary Queen of Scots had it, is “my beginning .” And her end was at the sharp point of an
axe, as she was beheaded on the orders of her half sister, Queen Elizabeth 1.
Queen Mary was certain that there was an existence beyond that on earth, as
have been myriad Christians since the time of Christ.
let your children be filled with your Holy Spirit and be at peace in all
tribulations, sickness, persecution, tears and death. We pray for all those who
are on the verge of death to pass from this earth with great promises of
eternity with eternal peace and joy. Let us not be troubled and afraid of this
earth and life's challenges. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
5th September 2012
- 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