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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Why Pentecostal People dont wear Ornaments ?

In India  especially in Kerala and some states pentecostal denominations  do not wear ornaments. If you ask "why you are not wearing ornaments?", the Present  generation has different answers.

To know the reason for abandoning ornaments well, we need to understand the social as well as the cultural situation of the time when our our forefathers came to faith and received the gift of Holy Spirit. Social status at that time was determined by the amount of Gold and Silver ornaments one wear. In marriages, a part of dowry was given as gold ornaments. The weight of gold ornaments determines the status of the family in the society at that time. Those who are rich used to wear a lot of God ornaments. Those who are poor used to wear ornaments made of glass, plastic or stone beads. In marriage and other occasions gold and silver ornaments were given as gifts.

When our forefathers came to faith, many of them were denied possession and wealth from their parents and relatives. Their new found faith and speaking in tongues were treated as madness by others. In marriages and special occasions, they were not invited and denied entry. Most of them have to rebuild their life from scratch. But they were so strong in their faith. They found happiness in Jesus and the worship in spirit more than anything else. They left everything for their faith. Many of them were thrown out of their family. They spend many days without food or shelter. Many were eating leaf or root of plants to survive. When they were not able to eat food, how do you expect them to wear ornaments or good dress during those days

They took a joint decision to abstain from divorce, wearing ornaments, remarriage of divorced, smoking, drinking wine, going to theater to watch commercial movie,smoking, watching drama or dance along with unbelievers etc. It was a requirements for the believers to avoid such things to get baptized and to join a pentecostal church. If anyone found violating these teachings, were not allowed to say testimony in the church and were dismissed those who did not heed the correction. It was done to keep the holiness in the community and gathering.

At that time there were miracles happened among them. Many of those who were afflicted by the evil spirits were delivered by the ministry of anointed pastors. There were well known prophets among them. Fasting prayers and conventions conducted frequently and many were come to faith.

One of the Bible verse used to point out why they should not wear ornaments were

 1 Timothy 2:9 "In like manner also,that women adorn themselves in modest apparel ,with shamedfacedness and sobriety not with braided hair or gold ,or pearls or costly array"  .i.e Women to dress modestly, with decency and propriety, not with braided hair or gold or pearls or expensive clothes, but with good deeds, appropriate for women who profess to worship God.

Wearing white dress was a peculiar tradition in the pentecostal fading now a days. In the olden days when they gathered together, they were wearing white dress as much as they can separated them from others. It was insisted by the leaders to be white (pure) inside and outside. Their Love of God stood above all things.

They realized that love of God is more precious than silver or Gold. To maintain equality, they decided not to wear Gold or Silver or other ornaments. They wanted to have a separate identity. They decided that if someone who is not willing leave ornaments for the sake of God, is not worthy to follow God. To weed out the half minted people and create a strong and faithful group, they decided that anyone want to join them must abstain from wearing any kind of ornaments. If you are not willing to give up your ornaments, you are not worthy to follow Jesus. That was their reason to abstain from wearing ornaments. Whether they are in USA or UK, North India or in South India, they keep their identity and the rules set by their forefathers.

The basic aim for abstaining from ornaments is that to keep a separate identity from the world. Otherwise the leaders could have advise the believers that they could wear cheap ornaments made of plastic or natural materials. But they wanted to keep an identity. This identity is a declaration to the world that you are committed your life to Jesus and you will serve Him all through your life. In your happy days and in your sorrowful days, in your abundance and in your scarcity you will follow Jesus and his teachings. It is the evidence of your commitment. This responsibility of being recognized is also a way of keeping ourselves from self-destructive habits, such as smoking, drinking, and other worldly desires.

So not wearing ornament is your commitment to do good and follow Jesus and serve the mankind. If you are willing to do that-God will help you.

Romans 14:22 “You may believe there’s nothing wrong with what you are doing, but keep it between yourself and God. Blessed are those who don’t feel guilty for doing something they have decided is right.

Monday, March 2, 2015


The threat we face is not simply from Radical Islam. Indeed, it not even primarily from Radical Islamic groups like Muslim Brotherhood, Hamas, and al Qaeda at this hour, as serious as these threats are.

The most serious threat we face in the Middle East and North Africa is what I call “Apocalyptic Islam.”

This term -- "Apocalyptic Islam" -- is one that each of needs to become familiar with and begin to teach others. Why? Because for the first time in all of human history, we have not just one but two nation states whose rulers are driven not by political ideology -- or even mere religious theology -- but by apocalyptic, genocidal End Times eschatology.

The Islamic Republic of Iran today is ruled by an apocalyptic, genocidal death cult. (see also here, here and here)

So is the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL. (see here and here)

The former are Shia. The latter are Sunni. Both believe the End of days has come. Both believe their messiah – known as the “Mahdi” -- is coming at any moment. Both are trying to hasten the coming of the Mahdi. Yet each has entirely different strategies to hasten his arrival or appearance on earth.

ISIS wants to build a caliphate. Iran wants to build The Bomb. ISIS is committing genocide now. Iran is preparing to commit genocide later.

In the near term, ISIS is more dangerous. Why? Because ISIS is on a jihadist rampage right now. Robbing. Killing. Destroying. Enslaving. Raping. Torturing. Beheading. Because ISIS is a Satanic movement. This is not mere terrorism. This is genocide. These are demon-possessed people making blood sacrifices to their god and if they are not stopped they will murder millions and bring down one Mid-eastern regime after another.

As Americans, we dare not turn a blind eye to this threat. If we don't defeat the jihadists over there, they are coming here. We must act, and act now.

Longer term, Iran is the most dangerous, especially if the President approves this disastrous nuclear deal that is emerging. Why? Because the apocalyptic leaders of Iran are biding their time to build a nuclear arsenal capable of killing tens of millions of people in a matter of minutes.

Far too few people in the West truly understand the nature and threat of Radical Islam. Fewer still are aware of -- much less understand -- the nature and threat of Apocalyptic Islam. Indeed, many dismiss these concerns all together. But the fact is that a deep and widespread belief exists within the Islamic world that we are living in the End of Days, and that the Islamic "Mahdi" or "messiah" is coming at any moment to bring Judgment Day and the end of all things.

According to a 2012 report by the Pew Research Center, “in most countries in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia, more than half or more of Muslims believe they will live to see the return of the Mahdi.”

Consider that sentence again -- "more than half." In a world of 1.5 billion Muslims, that means more than 750 million Muslims believe not only that the Mahdi is coming, but that his arrival is imminent.

    In Egypt, 40% of Muslims believe the return of the Mahdi is imminent.
    In Jordan, 41%
    Among Palestinians, the number is 46%
    In Iraq, a stunning 72% of Muslims believe this

What’s more, an enormous number of Muslims believe that Jesus is coming back to earth. In their eschatology, however, Jesus is not the Savior. He's not the Son of God. He does not come to reign as King. Rather, Islamic End Times theology posits Jesus as the deputy, serving under the Mahdi, and forcing all people to convert to Islam or die.

    In Jordan, 29% of Muslims believe Jesus is coming back to earth
    In Egypt, it's 39%
    Among Palestinians, the number is 46%
    In Iraq, an eye-popping 64% of Muslims believe Jesus is coming back.

These facts have real-world implications. Our President and many policy-makers are ignoring both the facts and their implications. But we must be clear: we face a threat from Radical Islam which seeks to attack us. We face an even greater threat from Apocalyptic Islam which seeks to annihilate us.

Pentecostal Mission convention coimbatore 2015

The pentecostal mission Coimbatore Convention was held from fom February 26 to March 1 2015.People from different places from Tamilnadu and kerala attended the convention. Meetings such as Bible studies, tarry meeting, youth meeting and childrens meetings were also the part of this convention. A divine healing service was conducted on all days during the  convention. The convention was really a blessing for all those attended.

Sunday, November 30, 2014


 The Pentecostal mission Ernakulam Centre convention Concluded today with the Sunday Service on 30.11.2014. Meeting started at 9:00 am with praising and singing followed by testimoney from a Sister who was saved from a Budhist Background. The conclusion Sunday Service Speech was delivered by our chief pastor Wesley Peter from  the  1 cor 9 :24 " Know ye not that they which run in a race run all ,but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain". There was a special child dedication service at the end of the meeting. The  convention was great blessing with divine healing and for all the people  attended from here and there.

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I stood alone at the bar of God,

In the hush of the twilight dim,

And faced the question that pierced my heart,

“What will you do with Him?”

“Crowned or crucified? Which shall it be?”

No other choice was offered to me.

I looked on the face so marred with tears

That were shed in His agony

The look in His kind eyes broke my heart,

‘Twas full of love for me.

“The Crown or the Cross,” His eyes seemed to say;

“For or against Me, choose thou today.”

He whispered so tenderly to me;

While He pleadingly said, “Obey!”

“Make Me thy choice, for I love thee so!”

And I could not say Him nay.

Crowned, not crucified — this must it be;

No other way was open to me.

I knelt in tears at the feet of Christ,

In the hush of the twilight dim,

And all that I was, hoped, or sought,

Surrendered unto Him.

Crowned, not crucified — my heart shall know

No king but Christ, who loveth me so.

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