Jesus and Healing

Questions First
Often Jesus used to ask those whom he was about to heal: “What do you want me to do for you?” This question acquires importance because not many people really want to be healed. They just talk about getting healed. It is a kind of wishful thinking. But this question of Jesus provokes … Read the rest

They Are More than Just Names!

“Adam, Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah”; so begins the not usually read and thought to be boring account of names in the book of 1 Chronicles.
Are they just names?

Let us look at some of them:

Adam. You cannot read that name and not think about God and creation, … Read the rest

“Why This Waste?”

“Why this waste (Matthew 26:8)?” That was man’s estimate of love lavished on Jesus. But Jesus valued that act of love which made that woman pour perfume on his head.

We need more people with this kind of a give it all attitude. We need more believers who will not count the cost but sacrifice … Read the rest

What Have You Left to Follow Jesus?

Jesus is always ready to answer tough and probing questions. He had already told his disciples about his coming death. And then when a chance came, Peter asked Jesus, “We have left everything to follow you! What then will be there for us (Matthew 19:27)?”

Jesus did not find that question offensive!

Secondly, he answered … Read the rest

Look and Live!

Look and live! Can anything be more simple than this?

In answer to Moses’ prayer, God asked him to make a serpent and put it on a pole. So any one of the impatient, grumbling, fault-finding Israelites bitten by venomous snakes can look at it and live!

There was nothing magical in the bronze serpent. … Read the rest

Is Egypt Still in Your Heart?

You can come out of Egypt. But it is real hard to get Egypt out of your heart.

The Israelites were delivered from the slavery of Egypt by the mighty hand of the LORD and by observing the Passover. They were protected by the blood and later the Red Sea parted to open for them … Read the rest

Do You Know This Jesus?

Immanuel. God with us (Matthew 1:23).

Jesus is God with us. His birth brought God near to us. A holy God shook hands with sinners, visited their homes and ate with them.

He attended weddings as well as funerals. He blessed weddings with his abundance and disrupted funerals with life-gifting power.

He was a doctor … Read the rest

Why the Need for Repetitiveness in Worship?

I have never understood why there is such a detailed and repetitive description of offerings made at the anointing of the altar and its dedication when the tabernacle was set up (see Numbers 7:10–88). But there must be a purpose in all that the Spirit of God has recorded in Scripture.

First and foremost it … Read the rest

666. The Mark of the Beast!

666. The Mark of the Beast!

Perhaps nothing else holds such fascination in the minds of believers and non-believers alike in these last days.
The first thing to note is that the beast or false prophet decieves the people of this earth (Rev. 13:14). This he is able to accomplish because of the signs he … Read the rest

Be Prepared!

Be prepared. There is no substitute for this. Do not for one moment think that you can get ready when this shout is heard: “Here’s the bridegroom! Come out to meet him (Matthew 25:6)!” No. It will be tragic if you are found unprepared.

Be prepared. You do not know when Christ the bridegroom is … Read the rest

Do You Have Work-Life Balance?

Work and worship. How do you balance this? Some people have come up with the concept of “Work is worship.” That cannot be right for God did not say anywhere that your work is equivalent to worship.

As we look at Leviticus Chapter 23 we find the appointed feasts of the Lord described. There in … Read the rest

Will You Miss His Coming?

Jesus Christ is coming again. He is coming soon (Rev. 22:7, 12, 20). And he is coming like a thief in the night (Rev. 16:15, 2 Peter 3:10, 1 Thess. 5:2). He is coming at an unexpected time (Matt. 24:36, 42–44) when people will be saying peace and safety (1 Thess. 5:3).

Jesus himself warned … Read the rest

God Is Inviting You To Be Holy!

Holiness is not an option for a believer in Jesus Christ. It is more than a command. It is a royal invitation to share the very nature of God. That is an awesome thought.

First of all holiness is not automatic. We do not become perfect or holy the moment we are born again. Of … Read the rest

Do You Lack Joy in Your Life?

Has there been a loss of joy in your life recently? Perhaps this question itself is shocking. Why? Because you somehow lost the understanding that Christian living is one of joy!

King David lost his joy because of the sins he committed. Therefore he prayed, “Restore to me the joy of your salvation (Psalm 51:12).” … Read the rest

Why Do You Persist in Rebellion?

God is bringing a powerful case against his people. He is calling heavens and earth as witnesses. Like a parent, God reared children. Yet, God says, they rebelled against him (Isaiah 1:2).

Rebellion is what we commonly see in teenagers; isn’t it? Now what do you call as rebellion in them. First of all they … Read the rest

Do You Wait for God to Speak to You?

Waiting is not in our blood. Especially when everything happens so quickly at our fingertips. And often we would like to have this kind of speed-thriller experience with God too. We wish to have instant connect with God to get things done.

“Come up to me on the mountain and stay here” was God’s command … Read the rest