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Yes, you too can get in touch with God, your creator, and enter into the purpose for which He made you.  Take the following steps and you will be able to open the doors of heaven for you.  OK.  May God help you as you begin your pilgrimage! 

First step is to recognize that you have wronged God all these years by ignoring Him.  Read Psalm 14:2.  “The Lord looks from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there are any that act wisely, that seek after God.”  V.3 reads,  “They have all gone astray, they are all alike corrupt; there is none that does good, no not one”. The Bible calls it ‘sin’.  Ignoring your creator is the greatest sin of your life!

Then realize that you are guilty before God and that you are liable for punishment by being eternally separated from God.   Read 2 Thes.1:8,9.  “…those who do not know God …shall suffer the punishment of eternal destruction and exclusion from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His might,”.  The Bible calls it ‘hell’.

Now Believe that the God of love has sent His Only Son Jesus Christ to save you from your punishment and to make you His child so that you can live with Him eternally.  Read Jn. 3:16.  “For God so loved that world that He gave us His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”  Christ died and rose again for our sins.  I Cor. 15:3,4.  If you believe this, we call it mental assent to the gospel.  So far, so good.  But that is not enough.  Tragically many have reached this place and have not taken the next crucial step!

If you believe that Christ is God’s provision for your sin, you need to make it your personal possession by calling upon Him to save you.  Read Rom.10:13.  “Every one who calls upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”  Read also Jn. 1:12. “But to all who received him (Jesus Christ), who believed in his name, he gave power to become children of God;”   Jn.1:13 says that such are born of God.  This is a decision of your will!

If you are ready for this, kneel down and open your mouth and follow me in the prayer I am going to repeat for you.  “Dear God, I realize that I have sinned against you in not seeking after you.  I ask you to forgive me now.  I believe that Jesus Christ your Only Son died and rose again for my sin.  I receive him as my lord and savior.  Make me your child through Jesus Christ your Son. Amen.” Get up from your knees.
Congratulations!

If you made that prayer from your heart, The Bible says that you are saved from the wrath to come.  Read Rom. 10:9.  “If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”  The Bible says,  “Beloved, we are God’s children now”(I Jn.3:2)!

Would you not like to thank God for making you His child?  Do it. Do it now! Live in constant touch with Him.  The Bible is your guide for your daily living.  Read it regularly.  The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth as you read the Bible regularly.  Get into touch with us if you need more help.  God Bless You. Cheerio!

(The Spirit of God will whisper in your heart that you are a child of God.  Now try and listen very carefully as you might over crowd His voice with your busy life.  From now on, tune your heart to listen to the voice of God regularly.  Do this quietly especially as you read the Scriptures every day.  Just as you cannot starve your physical body, you should not starve your inner man who is just born (Eph.2:1).  Feed it regularly with the word of God (I Pet. 2:1,2).   As you listen to and obey the voice of God, God will continue to speak to you and God will give you an involvement in His eternal plans.

By the way, don’t forget to tell your buddies about your encounter with God.  Bring them also into touch with God.  Remember not who believe in God, but only those who call up on Him in sincerity will ever be saved!  OK.)

 
           
 

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A challenge!

Are you willing to take up the challenge to spend one hour daily in the presence of the Lord to nourish your inner man?

One hour daily for prayer!  It may surprise some.  But how much time do you spend every day to maintain your physical body for washing up, dressing up and for eating and drinking?  Can you imagine cutting down on your time there?  If you are not careful, soon you will find that your body will fail you.  Then how can you imagine that your inner man can carry on without proper nourishment every day?

If you do not want to do it, you are opting to be a babe in Christ.  The Bible calls such ‘Carnal Christians’ (I Cor.3:1-2). 

If you spend regular time every day in God’s presence with His Word for prayer, the Lord will not only strengthen you (Is.40:31) but you will also be able to hear His voice (Jer.23:18). Then you can order your life according to God’s will and you will also know the will of God about a given situation. When you know the will of God about a given subject, you can pray boldly about it (2 Sam. 7:27).  Then you can be absolutely sure that your prayers will be answered (I Jn.5:14).

 

Do you know the following statements to be true?

God is almighty.  He can do anything He wants to do (Gen.l8:14; Jer.32:27: Lk.l:37). 

God is love (IJn. 4:8,16). He sent His son to die for us (Jn.3:16; ICor.15:3).

Jesus Christ is the propitiation for the sins of the whole world (I Jn.2:2).

Though God is not willing that any should perish (I Tim.2:4; 2 Pt.3:9),

only they that call upon the Lord will be saved (Rom.10:13).

And prayers done in the will of God can never go unanswered (I Jn.5:14).

Then why should you let your friends and relatives in the clutches of sin and Satan?

They are still there because you don’t intercede for them.

But before you begin to pray for their salvation, make sure that you obey the Scriptures (Pro.28:9) and that you have a consistent bruit bearing life for the Lord (Jn. 15:l6).  Make sure that you pray in faith (Mt.21:21), and in fervency (Js.5:16). You should also persevere till answer comes (Lk.18:1,7). 

When you pray for the conversion of people, allow more time as God does not force any one to do any thing.  They should on their own will must turn to God for mercy and grace.  God will even force people on occasion depending on the fervency of the intercessor (Cf. Gen.19:l5,l6,29). 

Answer is bound to come.  Delay is due to your lack of fervency and Satanic obstruction (Mt.12:29; Dan.l0:2,3,12,13).   But if you continue to resist the devil, he will flee (Js.4:7).

 

 

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Life Transformers

Verses of Scripture which gripped my soul.

Ps.34:5.“They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed”.

I remember at the age of ten I used to repeat this verse so many times to myself as God’s promise to me!  It stayed on with me ever since.

l Thes. 4:12

At the age of eighteen I was in the second year of my Bible college.  I was beginning to read and understand English then.  Living Letters (Epistles of the Living Bible) came out those days and I grabbed it like hot cake. The simple language and bold print attracted me to it.  I remember reading it again and again.   But one of the verses which gripped my soul was a part of l Thes. 4:12. “This should be your ambition to live a quiet life minding your own business”.  From then I never poked my nose into the life or business of some one else.  I truly thank the Lord for giving me this insight very early in my life.

Lk. 16:15  “for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God.”

After completing the phonemic analysis and writing basic grammar for Kurumba  language I met a professor form Tamil University and discussed the possibility of registering for a Ph.D. program.  It was easily possible with a little more effort and final write up.  Next time when I went to Chennai I met the professor and bought an application form for the same.  The following day for meditation was this verse of scripture.  I learnt that God has a different standard from that of men.  I decided I would never look for a high estimation among men.  I just dropped that application form and never used it!

The truth of scripture which transformed my life

I read several books on prayer.  Dick Eastman’s “No Easy Road”  and  “The Hour That Changes the World” are the two books which put me on  the proper track.  One of the greatest truths I learnt from this author is:  “What prayer means to God, criticism means to the Devil”.  I studied the concept further.  We know Our Lord intercedes for us while the devil accuses us before the Father.  They generate opposite forces and they work one against the other.   I learnt that when I intercede I help that Lord in His ministry; but when I accuse or criticize I help the devil and his ministry.  When I intercede I do the Lord’s work.  When I accuse some one I do the devil’s work.

I decided that I would never accuse a person for whom Christ intercedes.  I began to see my prayers being answered as never before!  Many of us pray.  But if we entertain a critical spirit our prayer can never reach God.  How can the Lord help someone who helps the devil?   If any one wants to have a powerful prayer life, such a person should never accuse anyone even in prayer! (Read more about this in my book on prayer, the chapter titled ‘Opposite Force of Prayer’)

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