Kingdom Of Heaven

Praise the Lord .

Grace and peace to all of you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and savior. Jesus is the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords . 

He is worthy of the adoration and glory. We are so blessed to have been redeemed and to be saved by our Lord Jesus. Its is by grace we are saved through faith. God's greatest gift for us is redemption . Thank you Lord for saving us and pulling us out of the miry clay . 

Today I want to write about a known parable from the bible .These parables have deep meaning in them . They were not just stories .Every parable reveals God's heart for mankind. Jesus wants us to understand his burden. Why did Jesus always talk in parables ? Jesus clearly answers that question in the below verse in Matthew chapter 13:13.

13 This is the reason I speak to the crowds in parables: because while [having the power of] seeing they do not see, and while [having the power of] hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand and grasp [spiritual things].

Even though the people heard and saw the manifestation of the word of God right in front  of their eyes ans ears from Jesus himself their spiritual eyes were blind and they were spiritually deaf. What a pity . He spoke in parables as the people were still hard in their hearts and not receptive to the truth.

31 He told them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. 

32 Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds come and perch in its branches.”

Let us talk about the parable of the mustard seed .Mustard seed is a small seed which teaches us great lessons . It has a capacity of fast germination within 3-10 days .It is a fast growing and quick spreading seed.When a mustard seed grows into a bigger plant it has various benefits . The leaves are used for salads. Mustard oil has high medicinal values. It is prepared and used as condiment for sandwiches . 
From a small seed emerges a tree with huge branches to serve has a home for birds. 
When the kingdom of heaven is within a man, His life becomes a blessing . His ordinary life becomes fruitful and he starts to build God's kingdom by every possible ways . That's how our lives should be . We need to do something for the Lord. 

3He told them still another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into about sixty pounds of flour until it worked all through the dough.

In the same way a small amount of yeast is very powerful . When a pinch of it is put into the flour it has a long way to go. A small amount of yeast leavens the whole batch of dough.There is a point behind Jesus's thought behind this parable . It is that the leaven starts out small but the end result is huge . In the same way when one person starts doing things for the Lord .The thirst and burden in him spreads to the next person . It is a chain reaction . That is revival .It is the act of the Holy Spirit. This leavening doesn't stop until there is no more flour left . 

Jesus is coming soon. We need to work diligently and cheerfully to build god's kingdom.We cannot go empty handed to meet our King and creator Jesus Christ. Start praying about sharing the Gospel with your friend today . God will open doors and means for you when you take that first step of faith. Let God equip you with His strength and give you the needed words 

Shalom Blessings 

Servant for the Lord

 Hello Folks ! 
Grace and Peace to you in the precious name of Jesus Christ . 

Hope everyone is doing great . I pray that the lock down situation gets better and the whole world is healed and restored from the unseen enemy in Jesus name . Amen.

Today I want to share my thoughts  from a passage in Mathew chapter 20. There is a caring mother of Zebedee's sons. She asks Jesus for a favor . What was that favor? 

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. 
21 “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”

She asks Jesus if each of her sons will be granted to sit in the right and left hand of the Lord in the Heavenly kingdom . That is a huge thing to ask right ! That was Mrs. Zebedee's throne request for James and John. The point here is that their minds were thinking about a literal kingdom where Jesus would be the boss and that the other disciples would be the big shots. In addition to all this , the other 10 disciples were aggravated and annoyed because of these two brothers. Wow! So this shows that they were becoming jealous and afraid of these two if they will take up the prime spots in heaven. Just being with the Lord wasn't enough for them . They wanted designations and positions .

In the same way this world everyone wants to run the show . They want to take up the center stage .Everyone is applying for the best positions to take up . They want to be the bossy boots and want their names on the top of the list. We want to be appreciated , praised and talked about . Think about it .Is this what Jesus expects of us .? 
What was Jesus reply for this request of Mrs.Zebedee. Did he do her the favor ?

26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, 
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— 
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
I am sure that must have sounded hard to her ears . She must not have expected that from Jesus.

Dear beloved friends in Christ our Lord Jesus wants us to serve. He himself stepped down from glory to die on the cross bearing our sin and shame . He left his heavenly abode where he was the darling of His Father .He came to serve mankind . He did not come to this earth as a lofty king but a humble child born in a manger . If God humbles himself for us how much more gratitude should we have for him. We need to be a serve others rather than waiting to be served . Our ultimate aim must be to build god's kingdom . We are all laborers in His kingdom . We serve the Lord . 

How do you serve the Lord being on this earth ? Serve the people . If there is a job which is neglected and rejected by everyone in the church , take up that particular work and do it . Don't wait for people to reward your work and talk about it . The heavenly father who see your work will reward you in glory . One more thing never be envious about your friend in Christ about their raise . Don't complain about how well you would have done your friend's job if it was given to you. Don't grumble .Always feel happy about other's blessings . Thank God for His blessings upon you . God knows your name .He is not a partial God. Each of us are special and unique. Our works for Christ will never go away unrewarded and forgotten .

So today surrender ans ask God to forgive you if at any time you were having pride or felt envious about your neighbor. Ask God for that pure selfless humble heart . Lets have a heart of humility and work for the Lord with a cheerful heart . Jesus wants us to serve like He served. 

Shalom Blessings 


Beloved Friends in Christ.
Greetings in the glorious name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

I hope you are all doing fantastic during the lock down time . We don't  have to regret or feed bad as the Joy of the Lord is our strength .Our God will protect us and fulfill all our needs and desires . He is the river of life . He will flood your hearts with grace and peace. Glory be to God . What a mighty God we serve . 

I have been reading the book of Mathew and its very eye opening to me personally. The word of God never fails to talk to me . Praise God for that . Today I want to write to you about something I was struggling in my life. Forgiving someone is huge . It has to happen from the bottom of the heart. It is never easy to forgive someone wholeheartedly.It was extremely hard to let go off my bitterness against a few people in my lives . Whenever someone said anything bad about me or did something that broke my heart.I would feel terrible in my heart. I know ,I don't  have the guts to talk back or start a fight .I start avoiding them completely .That's my nature. I don't  want to face them but to stay away from them . My bitterness kept bottling up in my heart . I was sinking in all my outrage. I knew that as a Christian this is not the way I should behave . I knew it all. Its just that I couldn't get rid of these feelings . The Lord had convicted me many a times to get my heart right with him. I ignored the Lord's call to forgive and let go of my annoyance and vexation . I was adamant. I really was. 

At one point this bitterness caused me to lose my peace . That grudge in my heart made me a monster in my heart. I had behavioral changes in me . My happiness and serenity was gone. I understood that I had to let go of this weight that was pulling me down . I hit the rock bottom .I wasn't the same person anymore . I decided to forgive and obey God . I prayed about it and told Him "Lord, I am willing to forgive and forget but I don't have the strength to do it and I don't know how.Oh! God please help me ". Lord God created ways for me to reconcile in person with people. I let God to pull out those weeds in my heart . I yielded myself to the Holy Spirit. He did the miracle and helped me to set right all my relationships .Oh what a joy I felt and that heavenly peace filled my heart . 

Now lets take a look at the Verses from the Book of Mathew chapter 18 .The verses 21 to 35 talk about the parable of the unmerciful servant. The main theme behind these verses is forgiving others. Jesus says that we must forgive others 77 times . Wow! 

Mathew 18:21,22

21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 

22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. 

It is kind of hard right ! Forgiving someone just one time is tough, but look what is Jesus saying here. I am not going into the depth of the incident here. We all know the parable .May be you can read it in again . I want to bring out the essence here. Forgiveness.

We were sinners and so unworthy and still Jesus Christ chose to take up the cross and give his life for us.He shed his precious blood for a wretch like us . He forgave us of all our transgressions and trespasses. He choose us even before we knew Him. That is love . That is the father's heart . 

Now, think about it . What if Jesus had refused to bleed on that cross for you and me . He did not have to do this . Why did he do it ? He loves you . He cares for you . No other Gods of this world gave their lives for our salvation . Only Jesus did. Love ran red for you and me . 

How much should you and I forgive ? If you are like me unwilling or even limping about to forgive someone today the Holy Spirit wants to help you . Yield to Him .He will do the magic. Its very simple . Kneel down and surrender at Jesus's feet and express your desire to forgive that's all. He will open doors for the forgiving process . He will help you get over it and forget about it Jesus will fill your heart with his pure agape love. That peace which surpasses all understanding will engulf your lives . You will see your lives becoming happier and joyful right in front of your eyes. 

So are you willing to forgive today ? Don't be hard hardhearted . Take a decision today.God is ready to help you out when you are willing to take that step.

Forgive, Forget  and Feel Fabulous today.

Shalom Blessings .

Super Duper Faith

Hi Friends in Christ .Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus .

Writing these blogs have helped my spiritual life a lot. In fact whatever I write has been encouraging to me personally. I thank the Lord for helping me grow everyday. Glory be to God .He has been my rescue every time my boat was swaying in the hardest winds of trials and temptations .Jesus has always been there for me . Day by day I see an increase in faith when I read the Holy Bible .

So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God -Romans 10:17 

How relevant and true is the word of God ! Amen to His word.

I want to write about the faith of the Canaanite women in Mathew chapter 15 . We have all heard of the incident and know it by heart . This lady she came from the nearby cities of Tyre and Sidon to Jesus. She cried for God's mercy .

22 A woman from Canaan lived near Tyre and Sidon. She came to him and cried out, "Lord! Son of David! Have mercy on me! A demon controls my daughter. She is suffering terribly."

She didn't just say in a normal tone . She was in fact wailing out loudly to the Lord . Its surprising to me now .
What did Jesus do ? He just kept quiet. Wow. He didn't say a word and this woman kept on disturbing the religious atmosphere. Look at the disciples. They were terribly disturbed by this woman. The disciples of the Lord were actually begging Jesus to send her away . 

Jesus begins to try her out by saying certain things that would cause the woman to worry or doubt in the middle of her requirement. 

24 Jesus answered, "I was sent only to the people of Israel. They are like lost sheep." 
25 Then the woman fell to her knees in front of him. "Lord! Help me!" she said. 
26 He replied, "It is not right to take the children's bread and throw it to their dogs." 
27 "Yes, Lord," she said. "But even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their owners' table." 

What a conversation of persistence ! Jesus keeps throwing those words of controversies but still this lady refused to give in .Sometimes we need to to be persistent enough to keep on praying and never letting go. Frustration and worldly confusions often cause us to lose focus on what our prayer request is sometimes . This lady is a perfect epitome of persistent faith .

28 Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! You will be given what you are asking for." And her daughter was healed at that very moment.

The woman is a achiever  and  an over comer as she has finally succeeded in making Jesus say the word of healing and assurance . Her daughter was healed at that very moment. She received faith appreciation from Jesus himself . What a blessing . I want to have that steadfast, stubborn faith.

 If the Canaanite woman expected the reward at the beginning, she should have not continued anymore.So greater rewards are always at the end of the journey and not the beginning. So never lose hope upon something you are praying for today . 
One of the reasons people feel frustrated and worn out is that they can’t handle the trials and difficulties associated with treading the path to victory.However, this must not be the case for us. We must keep moving on holding on to His promises.Never try to figure out the process of your miracle .Have child like faith . Hold on to Jesus like Jacob and never let him go until he blesses your life . I pray that your faith will increase every day .Keep reading the word of God on a daily basis in that way God will work in your life to help your faith grow and multiply everyday.

Whatever you are praying for these days ,I want to reassure you that Jesus has already heard your prayer need. He wants to know how badly you need . He sees your heart . Don't worry your reward is awaiting your inheritance . His perfect will will be done in your life regarding your needs. He loves you my dear friend. Your prayers and tears are going to be wiped away soon .

Shalom Blessings .