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“As you know the truth the truth will set you free” - John.8:32

January 15, 2007

Today’s Rhema

Bible Reading

Old Testament

Gen 28:1-29:20

Psalm

Psa 17:13-18:6

Proverbs

Prov 7:16-8:11

Gospel

Mat 10:16-42

Epistles

Acts 9:23-43

 

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Jan 15,16   2007

Seminar at Baroda

 

Mat 10:16, “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”

Dear brothers and sisters,

Loving greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Today let us meditate about the real situation in life through which a follower of Jesus Christ will go through in this world as per our Master’s prediction. The followers of Jesus Christ are called here the sheep and the worldly people (who may not know the lord Jesus Christ) among whom they are suppose to go and witness for the lord Jesus Christ are called the wolfs in a figurative manner to show the type of relationship they may find in this world. But, one thing is very sure that both the wolf and the sheep cannot go a long way as friends in any given circumstance in this world. That is why Jesus also told to His disciples in advance, if the world hate you because of me do not wonder about it as in Mat 10:22, “All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.” So, when all the people hate us because of the lord Jesus Christ that is the time we must stand firm in our faith otherwise we will lose our salvation and get backslidden from our Christian commitment. These sufferings only make us to get the blessings of God as in Luke 6:22, “Blessed are you when men hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man.”

Jesus told his disciples to do two things here on this earth (those who follow him very sincerely) to be watchful as in Mat 10:16, “Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.” There are two things we must keep in mind and do as a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. First of all, we must pray and develop our shrewdness (that is wisdom from God) even if we born in this world with a little knowledge and wisdom to act we need not to worry because our lord Jesus Christ is the real wisdom and if we ask Him in faith he will give us this as in James 1:5, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” Secondly, we must live a very innocent life (blameless, guiltless) like a dove. So that when our lord comes we will be worthy and be qualified to be with Him in the second coming.

May the lord help each one of us to be really very bold since there will be persecutions and oppositions in this world, if we follow the lord Jesus Christ and try to be His witness for the lord among those who do not know Him. Amen.

Your Web-Site Pastor,
Rev. Dr. T. Marcus Devasahayam

Further Bible Study


Mat 24:10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other,
Mark 13:13 All men will hate you because of me, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.
Luke 21:17 All men will hate you because of me.
Exo 23:7 Have nothing to do with a false charge and do not put an innocent or honest person to death, for I will not acquit the guilty.

Decision To Make

Prov 8:10 & 11, “Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold, for wisdom is more precious than rubies, and nothing you desire can compare with her.”

Things To Thank God

Psa 18:3, “I call to the LORD, who is worthy of praise, and I am saved from my enemies.”

Today's Prayer

Africa

the Church in Africa and world-wide must be mobilized to meet them
Much of Africa is within the 10/40 Window area
1 The Imazighen, or Berber of North Africa
2 The Tuareg (Tamasheq) are related to the Berber, but have a unique culture and live in the central Sahara Desert
3 The West Atlantic cluster with 6.4 million speaking 77 languages and dialects
4 The Mande peoples live mainly in Africa west of Nigeria, and are in a majority in Mali and Guinea
5 The Soninke-Bozo peoples — mainly of Senegal and Mali are 1.6 million with only a handful of believers
6 The Songhai-Zarma peoples — 4.7 million living mainly in Mali and Niger and speaking 18 languages and dialects
7 The Fulbe (Pulaar, Fulani) number 20 million in 40 or so distinct ethnic groups speaking related dialects

 

 

Your Web-Site Pastor,
Rev. Dr. T. Marcus Devasahayam

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