Today with Jesus
- Today with Jesus
"Keep us clear of temptation, and save us from evil.” (Mathew 6:13)
Meditation wards off temptations and helps us to be in self-control.
Self-control is one of the fruits of the Holy spirit. Temptation is universal as long as the earth is infected by the Satan and his legion. We are saved from temptation only by invoking the name of Jesus as He had defeated Satan. Jesus assured us that his Spirit will ward off evil and all its temptations when we call the name of Jesus and meditate his earthly mission, passion, death on the cross, resurrection, ascension and the victory over Satan and all its temptations. This is practicable and the truth.
Bhairav Giri, 30, from Bareilly, has been an ascetic for the past 8 years. “Don’t you get attracted to women?" “Sab feel hotha hai, (we feel everything), but we control the urge through dhyan (meditation)".
Daily meditation, fasting and prayers are the weapons for self-control. And when we are tempted, be in mediation and call the name of Jesus. He will descend with his mighty angels to help us from the dart of the devil and all its temptations.
Prayer: Jesus, let us be in control of our selves. Let us have the spirit to meditate on you and call your name in all our temptations. We pray for all those who are tempted by Satan. We pray to you, “Lead us not to temptations but deliver us from all evil. Thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory.” Amen. All we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Monday, 10th 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