शरीर, प्राण और आत्मा - दर्द का अनुभव
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शरीर, प्राण और आत्मा - दर्द का अनुभव
God has blessed and encouraged me thoroughly by the ‘Word of the Week’ by Zac Poonen. I am publishing it as is here with due credit to him. Read and be blessed. WORD FOR THE WEEK 21 February 2010
Christian Fellowship Church, Bangalore, India www.cfcindia.com.
The Essence of Babylon – From Man, Through Man And To Man
In Genesis 11:4 we read that the people of the world decided to build a tower. They said to each other, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city and a tower whose top would reach to heaven.” They wanted their tower to be the gate of God (Babel). Human effort to reach God is a major constituent of false religion. False religion is always a religion of works – and not one of faith and dependence on God. Continue Reading
I had to visit Kuwait.
I had to catch a flight in the early morning with my husband and my infant son. Many preparations were done. Ticket were bought first, then getting up in the very early morning, packing bags, packing the food for the baby, standing in the queue for the check-in , passport control queues, taking care of the infant all throughout because he was running here and there at the airport, boarding the plane, plane take off, air pressure causing pain in the ears, sitting in the tight seats, though feeling sleepy yet not able to stretch, landing of the plane, bearing second installment of pain in the ears, tired etc. Continue Reading
Sin of Commission – doing something which God forbade and Sin of Omission – not doing something which God demanded
While I was meditating on the Word of God once, I experienced a thought banging my mind – how should I categorize the sins.
‘Big and Small sins’, ‘Exposed and hidden sins’ or ‘Acceptable and abominable sins’ and many more categories passed through my mind in which I could categorize them. Usually, the most soothing classification to our conscious is ‘big and small sins’ as we normally do classify them for ourselves for the ease of living. Though it is much easier to handle, it is not biblical. There are no sins which are small in God’s eyes, SIN IS SIN. Continue Reading
And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycomore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way . And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste, and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it , they all murmured, saying, That he was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, for so much as he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.
There are some so very useful things we can learn here from the word of God. I was reading this passage and Spirit of God helped me concentrate on Zacchaeus. Continue Reading
I have written few books and I am sure I am the best person who can explain every single word and sentence that I have written in my books. Bible is written by the Holy Spirit of God through human hands who were inspired to write what God wanted, who can be a better teacher than God himself to teach us what he wrote and what he meant.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17
The Bible is not a mere book (or collection of spiritual books) but its a living word – the Word of God, its own best teacher. The Bible however is not arranged like an encyclopedia. You cannot go to chapter 1 and read everything about God and go to chapter 2 to read everything about Jesus, etc. Remember when reading the Bible the verses and chapter breaks are placed in the scriptures by man. It is better to read by paragraph, these too are man-made but they do conform better to the original language than verses. Some ground rules need to be set up first: Continue Reading
Is Bible truly the Word of real God or is it just a book written by human beings – this is a very interesting and thought provoking question; and probably one of the most important questions which anyone can ask the followers of Christ:Is Bible truly the Word of real God or is it just a book written by human beings – this is a very interesting and thought provoking question; and probably one of the most important questions which anyone can ask the followers of Christ.
What is so special, so unique about the Bible that we should consider it as the Word of God? Is Bible truly the Word of God, the authoritative instruction manual from creator God to guide us in right way and attitude of living our lives?What is so special, so unique about the Bible that we should consider it as the Word of God? Is Bible truly the Word of God, the authoritative instruction manual from creator God to guide us in right way and attitude of living our lives?
It is very easy to believe it by faith. Yes! But it is equally difficult to prove it unless we know the facts, especially when people demand reasoning for our faith.
I believe Bible is the true and only Word of God given to us to express the will, purpose and ways of God to the human race (irrespective of our caste, creed and religion). Whether you are born in a Hindu, Muslim, Catholic or a Christian family, you must know the following: Continue Reading
सत्यमेव जयते – अर्थात सत्य की सदा जीत होती है। हम इस बात पर विश्वास करते हैं और इसी कारण बहुत से त्योंहार मनाते हैं। कुछ त्योंहारों में हम परस्पर असत्य पर सत्य की विजय को प्रतिबिंबित करते हैं और इसीलिये उत्सव में शामिल होते हैं। हम आनंद मनाते हैं और उससे जुड़े कई तरह के रीतिरिवाज भी पूरे करते हैं। सच तो यह है कि हम चाहते तो हैं कि सत्य की ही अंत में जीत होनी चाहिये, परंतु सत्य से ही अनजान हैं।
मेरा मानना है कि सामान्यतया मनुष्य की रुचि सत्य में ही होती है। झूठ को कोई सुनना पसंद नहीं करता। हाँ, यह बात और है कि यदाकदा स्वार्थवश हम झूठ बोल देते हैं। उदाहरणतया, जो लोग ज्योतिषियों के पास जाते हैं क्या वे अपने भविष्य का सत्य जानना नहीं चाहते हैं। कौन उनसे झूठ सुनने के लिये जाता है? अपने बच्चे से कोई झूठ सुनना पसंद नहीं करता; गलती भी हो जाये और बच्चा सच बोले तो संभव है कि मार से बच जाये परंतु झूठ बोले और पता चल जाये कि झूठ है तो जो हाथ में आये उससे पिटाई करने में माँ-बाप पीछे नहीं हटते। पुलिस वाले सच उगलवाने के लिये क्या क्या नहीं करते? यदि आपको पता चल जाये की सामने वाले झूठ बोल रहा है तो क्या आपकी रूचि उसकी बात में रहती है? कई लोग कहते हैं कि किसी की भलाई के लिये बोला गया झूठ ‘झूठ’ नहीं होता। यह सुनने में तो अच्छा है लेकिन अपने आप में असत्य बात है। कुल मिलाकर हम झूठ पसंद नहीं करते, परंतु जो शाश्वत जीवन का सत्य है उससे ही अनजान बैठे रहते हैं, उसे खोजते ही नहीं, और मिथ्या संसार में मन लगाये रहते हैं। Continue Reading