“Blessed is he … whose Transgression is Covered”

Proverbs 28:13 Who-ever conceals their sins does not prosper, but the one who confesses and renounces them finds mercy.

Greetings!! Of the day.

Well my friends the very word to confess has a much deeper meaning to agreeing with God. For a person to confess has to behave as the person agreeing with God for what He has done for us.

Our conscience makes us ashamed of our sin and we don’t want others to see it. We even think we can hide it from God. Yet, this natural instinct to cover sin doesn’t benefit us. It prevents us from being real about our condition before God.

So we try to cover our sins in many ways:-

  • Excuses and justifications.
  • Keep Sins Secret
  • Lies
  • Schemes to evade responsibilities.
  • Time
  • Tears

Yes my friends even I remember myself when I lost the job in 2016 I was already on an ambitious plan with a big debt but everything landed up in financial loss due a sudden policy change by Indian government in December 2016.

Well our God takes care of everything and hence will help us but out of sinful pride I pretended before God and people that I have no need to confess, there was instead a thought to deceive.

But… but… Well as Bible says…

The path to receiving God’s mercy is to confess and repent, forsake our sin. This is the way to prosper spiritual and in life in general and receive God’s mercy.

“Blessed is he … whose transgression is covered” ……

Amen

Glorious Freedom

Romans 8:18 “For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”

Our Lord Jesus Christ led a life of suffering while he was on earth, same is for us as we are joined to him by faith. Suffering will not go on forever. Jesus Christ is in glory, and in the future we shall be blessed and glorified along with him. Our present sufferings leads to the threshold of an unspeakably glorious mansion.

Paul viewed his sufferings of many persecutions for Jesus Christ’s sake. There is no comparison between the glory of heaven and the intensity of suffering. That is why as Christians we the believers should endure suffering with a sense of hope.

We should come to the same conviction as the apostle Paul about suffering. We do this by hanging in balance a scale with on one side the suffering in time and on the other side the glory God will reveal in us. The first is temporal and the second is qualitatively eternal. There is no question about the weight of one over against the other. No matter how severe our present sufferings, they will fade into insignificance at our future glory.God has reserved for us the returns of glory.

There is a connection between the universe and the children of God who live in this creation. When something will happen to the creation at the same time the children of God will be rewarded with glory.

So a glorious freedom is awaiting in the future.

Amen……

The Pioneer and Perfecter of Faith

Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.  Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

My dear Friends,

Wish you all a Very Happy New Year 2020, May the blessings of Lord Jesus Christ make your lives beautiful and abundant.

I am sorry I was not available on my blog as there was tragedy on 19th Nov 2019 when I met with a severe accident and was not anxious for 6 days and Doctors declared me critical. I was discharged from hospital on 5th of December 2019 and was given bed rest till 28th December as had severe head injuries.

I thank God that he has saved me and sent me back to the world to serve my family my wife and my small 6 years old son(Avishai) and this world with left responsibilities.

So my friends we are blessed with almighty Jesus Christ and hence would suggest you all to life with great belief and patience. Let us forget all what bad has passed in 2019 and henceforth let us lay down all external and internal hindrances and live a new life given by our Christ the lord in 2020…..

There is one thing that won’t change is God….while there can be many changes in your family, home, finances, the world will get pressed…???????.”Jesus Said I am the Way”,  So God is Unchanging.

I cannot answer every question in the Bible, It is a living Word but Jesus has promised us everything. Let us fix our eyes looking to Jesus. We are to concentrate on Jesus and not wander. He should be our goal and Reason.

Have you ever wondered what it means in practice to fix your heart, mind, and your all on Christ? It means we respond to Him because He has apprehended our lives. Be a Christian who exercises his or her faith like an athlete running a race as everything is already done for us.

Let Us Pray…..

We thank you for the gift of life: for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no life. We thank you for this day: for life and one more day to love, for opportunity and one more day to work for justice and peace, For these, and all blessings, we give you thanks, our eternal, loving God, through Jesus Christ…… Amen.

Give Thanks

Let Us Pray-

At this blessed feast, may rich and poor alike remember that we are called to serve on another and to walk together in God’s gracious world. With thankful hearts, we praise our God who like a loving parent denies us no good thing. Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day, we bow our hearts to You and pray…..Amen

Give Thanks to the Lord

1 Chronicles 16:34-35: “Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Say also: ‘Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather and deliver us from among the nations, that we may give thanks to your holy name and glory in your praise.

Greetings!! For the Day

Let us move to our journey in the season of Thanksgiving

The key to unlocking a heart of gratitude and overcoming bitterness and ugliness and disrespect and violence is strong belief in our God we serve. Everything received with thanksgiving created by God is good, and nothing can be rejected.

The very presence of thanksgiving points to the Holy Spirit as the source of thanksgiving because without the work of the Spirit it is impossible to please God.

Hence We should be particular about….

1.    Thanking God continuously throughout your day. …

2.    Always pray with a thankful heart for all blessings. .even if these are minor success in your sight….. as nothing is possible without God.

3.    Give thanks for God’s love even when you don’t find circumstances comfortable.

My friends as I have previously said that we should Giving thanks in all circumstances which is especially difficult while undergoing some suffering. Yes how can we be thankful when there’s something that hurting is going on in life be it a debt, a bad relationship, a bad career, joblessness.Remember our suffering is not punishment; God has a purpose in everything.

Sometimes due to a routine work we forget to give thanks for the food, family members and friends. Giving thanks is not a practice to be reserved for Thanksgiving Season each year. It has a deep down spiritual significance and gratitude keeps our eyes focused on God, the source of all good gifts. It keeps our hearts open, to accept the fruits of the Holy Spirit—love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness…………………your promotions have reservations when you desire same in your thanksgiving prayers.

The Book of Psalms shows us what it means to be thankful, even in times of fear, sadness, and grief.

A heart full of gratitude draws our eyes away from pain, terror, and anxiety of loss and helps us focus on the gifts of this world, it helps us in moving forward.

Paul rightly said in book of Romans –

Romans 5:3-5 “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us”

Giving thanks is so much more than saying “thank you” when someone does something nice for us. Thanksgiving is how we should respond to God’s goodness in our life; gratitude is what we feel in the depths of our heart. It is the well by which we can draw expressions of thanksgiving for everything good.

Let Us Pray-

God of all blessings, source of all life, giver of all grace, We thank you for the gift of life, for the breath that sustains life, for the food of this earth that nurtures life, for the love of family and friends without which there would be no life. We thank you for our families, for friends who love us.

Amen…..

Life of Thankful Prayer

Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Greetings!! For the day

The scripture in book of Philippians chapter 4 verse 6 to 7 states – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Amen… what an Almighty God we Serve

When we are lost to the world and faced with many challenges, and main among them is anxiety in life, the best supporting scripture in the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7.

Going back to the historic events the book of Philippians tells us about St. Paul, Philippians was composed when Paul was in the prison and hence this becomes more encouraging  as somebody in prison and suffering can composing only and only if someone is able to get relieved from anxiety.

Hence this encouragement of Paul in terrible situation gives us strength to think What a Mighty God we Serve………..Amen

Our faith is full of risks to modern world challenges as sometimes life can be terrifying. Paul was able to compose this wonderful work of God “The Book of Philippians” while he was in prison…… Oh my God we are blessed in several ways during the period when we come out with flying colors from life’s most challenging situations that could have just killed us. Most wonderful results after something worst in our life has passed may be a building a profitable business after losing everything , may finding a new job after a long layoff, may be finding a wonderful life partner after a distressed relationship.

If we read on further the book of Philippians is very encouraging as it tells us to “rejoice in the Lord,” but also to enact gentleness, make sacrifices for others and focus on “whatever is true” and “whatever is admirable.”

My friends we must know that God has vast amount of love for us and hence we should trust in all circumstances.

We must acknowledge and know we are not alone in times of anxiety and despair.

Well!! Well!! Well!!

So the Bible teaches us that when we are calling out to God in prayer for our supplies it also tells us how to pray.

Yes How to pray with Thanksgiving. So God cares for us, and hence while I pray for something new I should thank God for something old. We should meditate and cultivate a prayer habit of Gratitude and Faith. We should have a life of thankful prayer.

2 Corinthians 9:10: “Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness.”

Let Us Pray-

Dear Heavenly Father, You know the times I have been ungrateful and held ill thoughts toward my fellow humans. You know the times I complain about life and its circumstances, about suffering, going through what seem endless trials and tribulations. I am thankful Lord for everything that You allowed to cross my path. I am Thankful for the decisions that You allow me to make and the lessons that come from these decisions.

Amen

Giving thanks to God the Father

Colossians 3:17

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Please do remember when our heart is filled with gratitude, there is very little room to worry and negativity. God will bless you to live the best life that God intended for you.

The Apostle Inc.  team through this blog would love to encourage and help you along the way towards greater hope and joy! In the coming year.

Dios trabaja en el día de reposo

Juan 5: 17-19

(17) Pero Jesús les respondió: “Mi Padre ha estado trabajando hasta ahora, y yo he estado trabajando”. (18) Por lo tanto, los judíos buscaron aún más matarlo, porque Él no solo rompió el sábado, sino que también dijo que Dios era su Padre, haciéndose igual a Dios. (19) Entonces Jesús respondió y les dijo: “De cierto os digo que el Hijo no puede hacer nada de sí mismo, sino lo que ve hacer al Padre; por lo que hace, el Hijo también lo hace de la misma manera.

Mis amigos, vamos a nuestra Biblia y abramos el Capítulo 5 de Juan del versículo 17 al 19

 Jesús repudia que las obras de salvación son contempladas por el mandamiento del sábado, donde la redención es el foco de la observancia del sábado), y que lo que hizo Jesús, contemplado por la ley del sábado, es equivalente a que Dios haga lo mismo. Fue esto lo que realmente enfureció a los judíos porque supusieron que Él no solo había “quebrantado el sábado” sino que a sus ojos hizo algo mucho peor: blasfemar a Dios al hacerse igual a Dios.

Debería ser obvio que Cristo no consideró el sábado como un tiempo de ociosidad. Ciertamente lo miró de manera muy diferente a como lo hicieron los judíos. Admitió que lo que estaba haciendo aquí podría considerarse como trabajo.

¿Pero qué tipo de trabajo es? Como se comparó con Dios, lo que estaba diciendo es que estaba haciendo la obra de Dios. Esa es su justificación. “Mi padre está trabajando hasta ahora”, ¡y no rompió el sábado!

Es interesante que la palabra “respondida” en el versículo 17 también aparezca en el versículo 19. Es el único lugar en el Nuevo Testamento donde esta palabra griega en particular se traduce “respondida”. Es una palabra particularmente fuerte. Lo que significa es que Jesús se defendía acaloradamente. Está demostrando que consideraba que su acusación era “personal”, por así decirlo, y reacciona con mucha fuerza.

Lo que sale de su boca es: “¡Mi Padre ha estado trabajando hasta ahora, y trabaja en sábado!”

Entonces Jesús respondió y les dijo: “De cierto os digo que el Hijo no puede hacer nada de sí mismo, sino lo que ve que hace el Padre”.

Jesús dice: “Estoy imitando lo que he visto hacer a mi Padre. ¡Por lo tanto, no estoy rompiendo el sábado porque Dios hace esto en sábado!”

Esto es importante para comprender el principio del tipo de trabajo que se permite en sábado. ¿Qué hace Dios que Jesús está copiando?

Dios muestra que descansó de su obra. El tipo de trabajo que Dios está haciendo en sábado no implica el trabajo de crear algo físicamente. Entonces podemos eliminar eso de inmediato.

Tomemos nota de Juan 1: 1-3

Al principio era la Palabra, y la Palabra estaba con Dios, y la Palabra era Dios. Estaba en el principio con Dios. Todas las cosas fueron hechas a través de Él, y sin Él no se hizo nada que se hizo.

Dios hace su obra sin cesar y sin esfuerzo. Jesús nos dice qué tipo de trabajo es: el trabajo de redimir. Es la obra de salvación. Es el trabajo de curar a las personas, particularmente sus mentes.

Dios está trabajando para salvarnos. Él puede hacerlo, pero tenemos una parte en esta salvación en que tenemos que tomar decisiones. La base de nuestras elecciones es si creemos o no en Jesucristo. Si le creemos, haremos las elecciones correctas. Es esencial, entonces, que nuestra fe se incremente.

Entonces, el propósito de la manifestación de las obras de Dios en Cristo es producir fe. Si uno tiene fe en Dios, ¿qué hará? Aplicará la Palabra de Dios, y eso produce libertad en sí mismo y en los demás. Entonces, el papel que juega el sábado es esencial para aumentar nuestra fe.

El trabajo que Dios está haciendo no es el trabajo de una creación física, sino el trabajo de una creación espiritual.