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Sunday, 26 June 2016

I wasn't such a good wife after all...

I have always thought of myself as a pretty good wife. I mean I kept a clean house, made nice healthy meals, I kept everyone warm with appropriate clothes and beddings, I took care of the sick (read Florence Nightingale without the hat) I mean I was a wonderful woman #Proverbs31woman!!!

However a few days ago as I was praying, i began to pray for my marriage and I was going to gloss over it because I thought hey I have a great marriage 💏👌!!!  However the Holy Spirit led me not to pray for my husband but to repent for areas where I was falling short as a wife!!! You should have seen my face, I was like say what 😯!!!!

But as I began to allow God to deal with my heart, I began to see what God was talking about. I wept and wept with such sorrow as I began to repent for not being fully submitted to my husband as the Lord would want me to.

I began to see how I see my husband through the world’s eyes and not through the eyes of God. I repented for times when I wasn’t patient with him or I didn’t truly support him like the Lord would have me support him. I repented for secretly holding resentment and offenses against him. Things I wasn’t even aware I was doing. I began to see what a horrible wife I was😒.

Here is the interesting thing folks, my husband thought I was an AWESOME WIFE, but God tells me NO you are not AN AWESOME WIFE. According to his standards (GOD) I was falling short. I was lacking in patience, I was lacking understanding, I was lacking in forbearance.

Friends as I lay on the floor crying to God to change my heart and help me be a better wife to this amazing man he gave me, I began to understand that being a wife IS A HIGH CALLING. I began to see myself for who I really was not WHO I THOUGHT I WAS.

Forget how the world defines being a wife as looking hot, dropping it like it’s hot and remaining as age defying as you can possibly be💁. I began seeing that being a wife is no joke!

The only two people called HELPERS in the bible are A WIFE AND THE HOLY SPIRIT. And what does the Holy Spirit do? He comforts, he teaches, he guides, convicts and instructs with such gentleness etc. I began to understand that I am only a good wife by Gods standard not by anyone’s not even my husbands.

I began to appreciate that I can never be a great wife in my own strength. I have to lean on the Holy Spirit to help me be a GODLY WIFE. Friends everyone can be a wife but not everyone one is a godly wife. 

I began to see how I was lacking in wisdom, in grace, in humility ohhh my goodness I was so off the mark yet everyone around me thought I was a AMAZING including me.

Being a wife is a high calling ladies, so the next time you are praying for your marriage, stop and pray for yourself, ask God to show you areas where you are falling short according to HIS standards. Are you truly walking in humility? Or are you quietly resentful and angry about one thing or another, are you envious or jealous of other people's husbands, are you secretly comparing your husband with other men, are you insecure and scared? Where do you get your standards from, Society, Culture, Religion or God himself? 

Granted all marriages go through challenges including mine but when the trumpet sounds and you and I stand before the FATHER we will all account for our roles as WIVES?  So the next time you see those shiny rings💍 on anyone’s fourth finger, next time one of your girlfriends gets engaged be reminded that rings are not just cute, they are a SYMBOL, A SYMBOL OF A VERY HIGH CALLING! THAT OF BEING A WIFE, A GODLY WIFE!

Dear Lord,
Create in me a clean heart towards my husband,   remove all areas of pride, resentment, anger and unforgiveness. Deal with frustration, disappointments and regret. Lord heal any past, present and future hurt and help me be the wife you want me to be. Search me Ohh Lord and know my heart, and make my life pleasing to you in public and in private In JESUS NAME. Amen and Amen🙌.

God Bless You All. from a concerned wife.
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Saturday, 18 June 2016

Testing For Gossip

In ancient Greece, Socrates was reputed to hold knowledge in high esteem. One day an acquaintance met the great philosopher and said, “Do you know what I just heard about your friend?”

“Hold on a minute”, Socrates replied. “Before telling me anything I’d like you to pass a little test. It’s called the Triple Filter Test.”

“Triple filter?”

“That’s right”, Socrates continued. “Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to take a moment and filter what you’re going to say. That’s why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?”

“No,” the man said, “Actually I just heard about it and …”

“All right”, said Socrates. “So you don’t really know if it’s true or not. Now let’s try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?”

“No, on the contrary.”

“So”, Socrates continued, “you want to tell me something bad about him, but you’re not certain it’s true. You may still pass the test though, because there’s one filter left: The filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?”

“No, not really.”

“Well”, concluded Socrates, “if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?”

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

யோகாவும் கிறிஸ்தவமும்

ஆதி மனிதர்களை பிசாசானவன் ஏமாற்ற முதலாவது அவன் பயன்படுத்திய மிருகமாக “சர்ப்பமும்”,
இரண்டாவது அவன் பயன்படுத்திய மரத்தின் கனியாக, “நன்மை தீமை அறியத்தக்க மரத்தின் கனியும்”,
மூன்றாவது ஆரோக்கியமான வாழ்வைக் காண்பித்து அவர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காக “நீங்கள் சாவதே சாவதில்லை” என்ற வார்த்தையையும்,
நான்காவது நயவஞ்சகமாக அவர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காக “தேவர்களைப் போல் இருப்பீர்கள்” என்ற வார்த்தையையும் பயன்படுத்தினான்.

இந்த நான்கு காரியங்களையும் உள்ளடக்கி உருவாக்கப்பட்டது தான் யோகா.
இதை வரைமுறைபடுத்தியவர் பதஞ்சலி முனிவர். இவர் கி.மு. நாலாம் அல்லது இரண்டாம் நூற்றாண்டில் வாழ்ந்தவர் என்று நம்பப்படுகின்றது.

ஆயிரம் தலைகள் அல்லது ஏழு தலைகள் கொண்ட பாம்பின் படுக்கையிலிருக்கும் சில விக்கிரகங்களை நீங்கள் பார்த்திருப்பீர்கள். இந்த பாம்பிற்கு ஆதிசேஷன் (சேஷன்=பழைய பாம்பாகிய வலுசர்ப்பம் – வெளி 20:2) என்று பெயர். பதஞ்சலி தம்மை ஆதிசேஷனின் அவதாரம் என்று அறிவித்துக் கொண்டவர்.
பிசாசானவன் ஆதி மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்ற முதலாவது சர்ப்பத்தைப் பயன்படுத்தியதைப் போலவே, பதஞ்சலி முனிவரையும் பயன்படுத்தியுள்ளான். பதஞ்சலி முனிவரது சிலையானது இடுப்புக்கு மேல் மனித உருவமும், இடுப்புக்கு கீழே பாம்பின் உருவமும் கொண்டது. ஆகவே தான் யோகா கற்றுக்கொடுக்கும் இடங்களில் பாம்பின் படங்கள் வைத்திருப்பார்கள்.

இவர் யோகாவை எட்டு அங்கங்களாக வகைப்படுத்தினார். அதில் முதல் இரண்டு, “நன்மை தீமைகளைக் காண்பித்து மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காகவும்”, அடுத்த இரண்டு, “ஆரோக்கியமான வாழ்வைக் காண்பித்து மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காகவும்”, மீதமுள்ள நான்கு, “தேவர்களைப்போல் இருப்பீர்கள்” என்ற நயவஞ்சக வார்த்தையின் மூலாமாக மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றவும் பயன்படுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளது.
நன்மை தீமைகளைக் காண்பித்து மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காக:

1. யமா – அஹிம்சை, சத்தியம், திருடாமை, பிரம்மச்சரியம், பேராசையின்மை.
2. நியமா- சுத்தம் (உள் மற்றும் புறம்), திருப்தி, தவம், சுயமாய் கற்றல்.
ஆரோக்கியமான வாழ்வைக் காண்பித்து மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காக:
3. ஆசனா – யோகாசனங்கள்
4. ப்ராணயாமா- மூச்சுப் பயிற்சி மற்றும் மூச்சுக் கட்டுப்பாடு.
“தேவர்களைப்போல் இருப்பீர்கள்” என்று நயவஞ்சகமாக மனிதர்களை ஏமாற்றுவதற்காக:
5. ப்ரத்யாஹரா- மனதைப் புலன்கள் வெளியே போகாமல் கட்டுப்படுத்துதல்
6. தாரணா- மனதை ஓரிடத்தில் குவித்தல்
7. தியானா- தியானம்
8. சமாதி - இறைநிலை அடைந்து அதிலேயே ஐக்கியமாதல்
ஐக்கிய நாடுகள் மாநாட்டில் பங்குபெற்ற இந்திய பிரதமர் யோகா நிகழ்ச்சியை உலகம் முழுவதும் கடைப்பிடிக்க வேண்டும் என்று வைத்த கோரிக்கையின் விளைவாக உலகெங்கும் யோகா தினம் அனுசரிக்கப்படுகின்றது. இதற்கு கிறிஸ்துவ நாடுகள் உட்பட 177 நாடுகளின் ஆதரவு கிடைத்திருக்கின்றது.

இனிமேல் ஒவ்வொரு வருடமும் ஜூன் 21-ந் தேதியை சர்வதேச யோகா தினமாக உலகெங்கும் கொண்டாட போகின்றார்கள். “யோகா எந்த மதத்தையும் சார்ந்தது அல்ல” என்று வாய் கூசாமல் பொய்களை அள்ளி விடுகின்றனர். யோகா தின அறிவிப்புக்கு பிறகு இந்தியா மட்டுமல்லாது உலகம் முழுவதும் யோகா வல்லுனர்களுக்கான தேவை அதிகரித்துள்ளதால், யோகா வல்லுனர்களுக்கு அரசு அங்கீகாரத்துடன் கூடிய சான்றிதழ்கள் விரைவில் வழங்கப்படும் என்று அரசு அறிவித்துள்ளது.

விரைவில் பள்ளி புத்தகத்திலும் யோகாவைப் பற்றிய பாடங்கள் சேர்க்கப்படும் என்றும் என இந்திய அரசாங்கம் அறிவித்துள்ளது.
இன்றைக்கு பிசாசானவன் யோகாவின் மூலமாக மக்களை வஞ்சிக்க துடிகின்றான். “உங்கள் இருதயம் வஞ்சிக்கப்படாமலும், நீங்கள் வழிவிலகி அந்நிய தேவர்களைச் சேவித்து அவர்களை நமஸ்கரியாமலும் இருக்கும்படி எச்சரிக்கையாயிருங்கள்”
(உபாகமம் 11:16).

யோகா என்பது உடற்பயிற்சி முறையோ, தியானமோ, ஆசனமோ கிடையாது. இது அந்நிய தெய்வத்தின் வழிபாடு. உங்கள் அலுவலகத்திலோ கல்வி நிறுவனத்திலோ யோகோ வகுப்புகள் இருந்தால் நீங்கள் தைரியமாக புறக்கணிக்க வேண்டும்.
ஆலய வளாகத்தினுள்ளோ, ஆலய ஆடிட்டோரியத்தினுள்ளோ யோகா பயிற்ச்சிக்கு அனுமதி கொடுக்க கூடாது.
பல போதகர்களும் சாத்தானின் வலையில் வீழ்ந்து கிடப்பது வேதனையே!
“ஒருவனும் உங்களை வஞ்சியாதபடிக்கு எச்சரிக்கையாயிருங்கள்” (மத்தேயு 24:4) என்று இயேசு நமக்கு அறிவுறுத்தியுள்ளார்.

இயேசு கிறிஸ்துவை சொந்த இரட்சகராக ஏற்றுக்கொண்ட ஒவ்வொருவரும் சர்ப்பத்தின் வழிபாடாகிய யோகாவிற்கு எதிர்த்து நிற்க வேண்டும். சர்ப்பங்களை மிதிக்க அதிகாரம் தந்த இயேசுவின் நாமத்தினால் யோகா சர்ப்பத்தை மிதித்து போடுவோமாக. ஆமேன். அல்லேலுயா.

(முக்கிய குறிப்பு : இந்த செய்தியை உங்களுக்கு தெரிந்த கிறிஸ்துவ நபர்களுடன் பகிர்ந்து, பிசாசின் சூழ்ச்சியில் விசுவாசிகள் சிக்கி வீழ்ந்து விடாதபடி துரிதமாக செயல்படுங்கள்)

By: Bro. Jeyakumar.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Cost of realizing the Truth

In our eagerness to make converts I am afraid we have lately been guilty of using the technique of modern salesmanship, which is of course to present only the desirable qualities in a product and ignore the rest. We go to men and offer them a cozy home on the sunny side of the brae. If they will but accept Christ He will give them peace of mind, solve their problems, prosper their business, protect their families and keep them happy all day long. They believe us and come, and the first cold wind sends them shivering to some counselor to find out what has gone wrong; and that is the last we hear of many of them. The teachings of Christ reveal Him to be a realist in the finest meaning of that word. Nowhere in the Gospels do we find anything visionary or overoptimistic. He told His hearers the whole truth and let them make up their minds. He might grieve over the retreating form of an inquirer who could not face up to the truth, but He never ran after him to try to win him with rosy promises. He would have men follow Him, knowing the cost, or He would let them go their ways. All this is but to say that Christ is honest. We can trust Him. He knows that He will never be popular among the sons of Adam and He knows that His followers need not expect to be. The wind that blows in His face will be felt by all who travel with Him, and we are not intellectually honest when we try to hide that fact from them.

A. W. Tozer  Sermon: Costly Discipleship

Friday, 8 January 2016

Da Vinci Code debunked

Just finished watching 'da Vinci code' first time after I knew about secret socities and I can easily rule out such devastating claims.

Firstly Christianity is based on writings and beliefs of the faith from the time of Jesus Christ until 120 AD only. Any writings or records after this date is dismissed because of time gap which can lead to errors and the Roman Empire together with the Jews started distorting and seizing growth of this new faith after the year 120.

The Vatican, the secret socities, the Jewsish priests all worked together to distort history of the Christian faith and continue to do so till this very day, but in vain.

In this situation Leonardo da Vinci (member of a secret society) painted 'The Last Supper' in 1495! A lot of time for planning the distortion. Therefore to those who have no knowledge of what I'm talking about: please ignore this story and relax. 

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Ten Bible prophecies fulfilled recently

YHWH's people have been under attack almost since the dawn of time. However, He has constantly protected them, as evidenced by some supernatural events. For instance, hundreds of Muslims in Gaza have been killed in Israel's most recent conflict with the terror group Hamas (which has been provoking Israel for years)...yet, so far, not one Israeli has died, thanks to the Jewish invention of the Iron Dome.

In the Six-Day War of 1967 - where again, Israel was provoked into protecting itself - tiny Israel won the war against several larger countries, including Egypt! What are the odds that Israel, constantly attacked and harassed and harangued, could "hold its own" at every turn? The only answer is: YHWH is with her, as He promised!

Genesis 49:10 The scepter will not pass from Y'hudah, nor the ruler's staff from between his legs, until he comes to whom [obedience] belongs; and it is he whom the peoples will obey.

Micah 4:2 Many Gentiles will go and say, "Come, let's go up to the mountain of ADONAI, to the house of the God of Ya'akov (Judah's father)! He will teach us about his ways, and we will walk in his paths." For out of Tziyon will go forth Torah, the word of ADONAI from Yerushalayim.

These 10 Bible prophecies were fulfilled after 1948, when Israel became an independent country for the second time in history. These prophecies foretold of modern Israel's stunning military victories and of its transition from a desert wasteland to a prosperous nation. The following was borrowed with permission from 100prophecies.org.

1. Israel will prevail over its enemies

Bible passage: Isaiah 41:12-14
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Isaiah 41:12-14, the prophet said God would help Israel during times of conflict with enemies (if the people have faith in God). Isaiah said this during a time when the northern kingdom of Israel had already been conquered by the Assyrian Empire. And the southern kingdom, Judah, was about to be conquered by Babylon. (The Bible explains that Israel and Judah lost their independence because so many of the residents had turned to false religions). But, since 1948 when Israel was re-established, Israel has been attacked by much-larger countries. And Israel has prevailed in each of those attacks. This prophecy has found partial fulfillment; Christian scholars believe that a time will come when all of Israel's enemies are destroyed.

Here is Isaiah 41:12-14

Though you search for your enemies, you will not find them. Those who wage war against you will be as nothing at all. For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Do not be afraid, O worm Jacob, O little Israel, for I myself will help you," declares the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

2. The ruins of Israel would be rebuilt

Bible passage: Amos 9:11, 13
Written: about 750 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Amos 9:11, 13, the prophet said that God would restore the land of David. (King David ruled Israel from about 1010 BC to about 970 BC). The land of David - Israel - was conquered and destroyed by the Babylonians, Assyrians and Romans. The land has been in ruins for much of the past 2000 years. The Jews, who had been scattered throughout the world, began to return in large numbers during the past 100 years. Since then, they have been rebuilding many of Israel's ancient cities. Amos also said there would be continuous planting and harvesting. During the past 100 years, the Jews have been using advanced farming and irrigation techniques to turn barren land into productive farmland. Today, Israel is a source of food for many countries.

Here is Amos 9:11, 13

"In that day I will restore David's fallen tent. I will repair its broken places, restore its ruins, and build it as it used to be,'' … "The days are coming," declares the Lord, "when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by the one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills."

3. Ezekiel prophesied prosperity for modern-day Israel

Bible passage: Ezekiel 36:11
Written: between 593-571 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Ezekiel 36:11, the prophet said that there would come a time when Israel would be more prosperous than it was in the past. The Bible describes Israel as being a prosperous nation during the time of King David and King Solomon about 3000 years ago. But, Ezekiel knew a very different Israel. In Ezekiel's day (he lived about 2600 years ago), the northern kingdom of Israel already had been decimated by the Assyrians, and the southern kingdom (called Judah) was being destroyed by the Babylonians. In the centuries that followed these destructions, Jews rebuilt the city of Jerusalem, but their homeland was destroyed again, by the Romans, about 1900 years ago. Since then, a majority of Jews have lived in exile. But during the past 100 years, millions of Jews from around the world moved to Israel and they have been rebuilding the country once again. Today, Israel again is an independent nation, as it was in the days of King David, and it is one of the world's most prosperous countries. In 1999, Israel had the highest per capita Gross Domestic Product of any nearby country, even though the surrounding countries have many oil resources.

Here is Ezekiel 36:11

I will increase the number of men and animals upon you, and they will be fruitful and become numerous. I will settle people on you as in the past and will make you prosper more than before. Then you will know that I am the Lord.

4. Trees again would grow in Israel

Bible passage: Isaiah 41:18-20
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Isaiah 41:18-20, the prophet's talk of a future restoration of Israel coincides with an occurrence in modern Israel - the construction of a vast irrigation system to improve farming. The lack of available water, including rain, is one reason why Israel had been a desolate, unproductive land during much of the past 2000 years. But, during the 1900s, when many Jews returned to their ancient homeland, they built a network of irrigation systems. And during the past century, more than 200 million trees have been planted in Israel.

Here is Isaiah 41:18-20

I will make rivers flow on barren heights, and springs within the valleys. I will turn the desert into pools of water, and the parched ground into springs. I will put in the desert the cedar and the acacia, the myrtle and the olive. I will set pines in the wasteland, the fir and the cypress together, so that people may see and know, may consider and understand, that the hand of the Lord has done this, that the Holy One of Israel has created it.

5. Isaiah said Israel's fruit would fill the world

Bible passage: Isaiah 27:6
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Isaiah 27:6, the prophet said Israel would one day blossom and fill the world with fruit. This prophecy has been at least partially fulfilled, literally and symbolically. Today, the land of Israel, which had been barren for centuries, is a leading producer of agricultural products, exporting food to many countries. This prophecy also has been fulfilled symbolically with the worldwide spread of Christianity. Christianity, which began with Jesus in Israel, now has about 2 billion followers worldwide.

Here is Isaiah 27:6

In days to come Jacob will take root, Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit.

6. Jerusalem would become the world's most important religious site

Bible passage: Micah 4:1
Written: sometime between 750-686 BC
Fulfilled: Today

In Micah 4:1, the prophet said that the Temple mount in Jerusalem would become the focal point of the world. This prophecy has not yet been fulfilled. But, it is interesting to note that Jerusalem is, and has been for centuries, the world's most important religious site. Christians and Jews regard the city as the world's most important, and Christians and Jews comprise about one-third of the world's population. No other city in the world is a religious focal point to as many people.

Here is Micah 4:1

In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.

7. Egypt would never again rule over other nations

Bible passage: Ezekiel 29:15
Written: between 593-571 BC
Fulfilled: 1967, etc.

In Ezekiel 29:15, the prophet says that Egypt would recover from a desolation (perhaps Babylon's attack about 2600 years ago), but that it would never again rule over other nations. Up until the time of Ezekiel, Egypt had been a world power for centuries, dominating many nations, including Israel. But for most of the past 2500 years, Egypt has been controlled by foreign powers, including the Romans, Ottomans and Europeans. Today, Egypt is an independent nation again. In 1948, 1967 and 1973, Egypt tried to dominate Israel but was unsuccessful each time, despite the fact that Egypt is 10 times larger than Israel. Since the time of Ezekiel, Egypt no longer rules over other nations.

Here is Ezekiel 29:15

It will be the lowliest of kingdoms and will never again exalt itself above the other nations. I will make it so weak that it will never again rule over the nations.

8. Zechariah prophesied the Jews return to Jerusalem

Bible passage: Zechariah 8:7-8
Written: between 520 and 518 BC
Fulfilled: 1967, etc.

In Zechariah 8:7-8, the prophet said God would bring the Jews back from the east and the west to their homeland (Israel) and that they would be able to live in the city of Jerusalem again. This prophecy has been fulfilled more than once. About 2600 years ago, Babylon destroyed Jerusalem and took many Jews as captives to Babylon. But many Jews later returned from Babylon. The Jews rebuilt Jerusalem but the city was destroyed about 1900 years ago by the Romans. The Romans killed more than 1 million Jews and forced many more into exile. The Jews did not have control of Jerusalem again until 1967 when the Jews recaptured the city during the Six Day War.

Here is Zechariah 8:7-8

This is what the Lord Almighty says: "I will save my people from the countries of the east and the west. I will bring them back to live in Jerusalem; they will be my people, and I will be faithful and righteous to them as their God."

9. Israel's deserts will become like the Garden of Eden

Bible passage: Isaiah 51:3
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
Fulfilled: Being fulfilled now

In Isaiah 51:3, the prophet said that God will restore Israel and make it a paradise, like the garden of Eden. This foreshadows what is currently happening in Israel. The Jews have been irrigating, cultivating and reconditioning the land during much of the 1900s. Many of the country's swamps, which had been infested with malaria, have been converted into farmland. And water from the Sea of Galilee has been channeled through portions of the deserts, allowing some of the deserts to bloom. Much work remains, but parts of Israel are blooming again. Although it was described as a wasteland as recently as the late 1800s, Israel is now a food source for many countries. And at least 200 million of trees have been planted there during the past century.

Here is Isaiah 51:3

The Lord will surely comfort Zion and will look with compassion on all her ruins; he will make her deserts like Eden, her wastelands like the garden of the Lord. Joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the sound of singing.

10. Isaiah foretold of the worldwide return of Jews to Israel.

Bible passage: Isaiah 43:5-6
Written: perhaps between 701-681 BC
Fulfilled: late 1900s

In Isaiah 43:5-6, the prophet Isaiah said that the Jews would return to their homeland from the east, the west, the north and the south. Isaiah lived about 2700 years ago. At that time, the Assyrians had forced many Jews in the northern kingdom of Israel into exile. Those Jews were taken to other areas in the Middle East. Then, about 1900 years ago, the Romans destroyed the city of Jerusalem and killed and exiled hundreds of thousands of Jews. Since then, the Jews have been scattered to virtually every country in the world. But, during the past century, millions of Jews have returned to Israel, from the east, the west, the north and the south.

From the east: Many Jews living in the Middle East moved to Israel by the early 1900s.

From the west: During mid-1900s, hundreds of thousands of Jews living in the West (Europe and the United States) began moving to Israel.

From the north: The former Soviet Union (Russia) is north of Israel. It refused to allow its Jewish residents to move to Israel. But, after years of pressure from other countries, Russia finally began to allow Jews to return to Israel during the 1980s. So far, hundreds of thousands of Russian Jews have moved to Israel.

From the south: Ethiopia, which is south of Israel, also refused to allow its Jews to return to Israel. But, in 1985, Israel struck a deal with Ethiopia's communist government to allow the Jews of Ethiopia to move to Israel. On the weekend of May 25, 1991, 14,500 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel.

Isaiah's prophecy was also correct in saying that the north (Russia) and the south (Ethiopia) would have to be persuaded to give up their Jews. Many countries pressured Russia for years before it began to allow its Jews to leave. And Ethiopia had to be paid a ransom to allow its Jews to leave.

Isaiah's prophecy was also correct in saying that the Jews would return "from the ends of the earth," and Isaiah said that many centuries before the Jews had been scattered to the ends of the earth. During the past 100 years, Jews living as far east as China, as far west as the West Coast of the United States, as far north as Scandinavia, and as far south as South Africa, have moved to Israel.

Here is Isaiah 43:5-6

"Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west. I will say to the north, `Give them up!' and to the south, `Do not hold them back.' Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth....

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Christ in Scriptures - book by book

Genesis: Seed of the Woman.

Exodus: Passover Lamb.

Leviticus : Atoning Sacrifice.

Numbers: Smitten Rock.

Deuteronomy: Faithful Prophet.

Joshua: Captain of the Lord’s host.

Judges: Divine Deliverer.

Ruth: Kinsman Redeemer.

Samuel: Despised & Rejected King.

Kings: Son of David.

Chronicles: Builder of the Temple.

Ezra: Restorer of the Temple.

Nehemiah: Restorer of the Nation.

Esther: Preserver of the Nation.

Job: Living Redeemer.

Psalm: Praise of Israel.

Proverbs: Wisdom of God.

Ecclesiastes: Great Teacher.

Song of Solomon: The Fairest of 10,000.

Isaiah: Suffering Servant.

Jeremiah: Weeping Prophet.

Lamentations: Man of Sorrows.

Ezekiel: Glory of God.

Daniel: Coming Messiah.

Hosea: Healer of Backsliders.

Joel: Hope of Israel.

Amos: Husbandman.

Obadiah: Saviour.

Jonah: Resurrected One.

Micah: Witness.

Nahum: Avenger.

Habakkuk: Holy God.

Zephaniah: King of Israel.

Haggai: Desire of all Nations.

Zechariah: Righteous Branch.

Malachi: Sun of Righteousness.

Mathew: King of the Jews.

Mark: Servant of the Lord.

Luke: Son of Man.

John: Son of God.

Acts: Ascended Lord.

Romans: Our Righteousness.

1 Corinthians: Our Sanctification.

2 Corinthians: Our Sufficiency.

Galatians: Our Liberty.

Ephesians: Our Exalted Head.

Philippians: Our Overflowing Joy.

Colossians: Our Completeness.

1 Thessalonians: Coming Comfort.

2 Thessalonians: Coming Glory.

1 Timothy: Our Preserver.

2 Timothy: Our Rewarder.

Titus: Our Purifier.

Philemon: Our Debt-payer.

Hebrews: High Priest.

James: Giver of Wisdom.

1 Peter: Rock.

2 Peter: Precious Promise.

1,2,3 John: Way, Truth and Life.

Jude: Advocate.

Revelation: King of Kings and Lord of lords.