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can?” said Jesus : Everything is possible for him who believes.” (Mark 9:23)
faith and its actions (seems foolish) of a boy makes food for the family.
attitude of trust and confidence that the Bible calls belief or faith (Hebrews
11:1,6) is not something we can obtain without help. There is nothing too
difficult for God if we believe. God wants us to be saved from sin, from the
clutches of Satan, and sickness. All this
can be obtained providing all the stake holders - the givers, receivers
and the facilitators have faith in Jesus that there is nothing impossible with
Him. The demon-possessed boy could not
be delivered by Jesus' disciples since they had no faith, but Jesus did . When
Jesus told the boy's father about God’s possibility of healing those who have
faith, the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome my
9:24). We have more faith in the material world that is temporary. This is a
world of unbelievers, so our homes, churches and societies are sick and
restless with dearth of visions, wonders and signs from heaven. The leaders are
clueless and doubting Toms. So, the
subjects are confused and guided by the Devil.
was no food for days for a missionary family in the winter time. The family prayed together to feed them as God
fed the prophet Elijah with bread through the raven in the wilderness. As soon as the prayer was over, the little boy
opened the window. When his father questioned about the rationality of opening
the window in the cold night, the boy answered, "If I close all the
windows, how can the raven enter inside
with food?” Within a short time, a man was in front of the window and requested
the family to receive two bags of wheat flour because his horse carriage was
stuck in the snow as otherwise it would
get wet and wasted in the snow.
CONSCIENCE Question: Are we clueless
and confused when we doubt the efficacy of the name of Jesus? Then, have you tried the efficacy of faith in Jesus?
Prayer: Jesus, save us from the situation of non-belief. Let us be away from sin, Satan, and sickness.
Give us your gift of faith in spirit. Let us be facilitators, the providers and
receivers of wellness from you by faith. We pray to convert the non-believers
to believers. All
we ask in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Wednesday, 3rd October 2012
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“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