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Monday, July 6, 2015

Others May You Cannot

If God has  called you to be really like Jesus in all your spirit, He will draw you into a life of crucifixion and humility, and put on you such demands of obedience, that He will not allow you to follow other Christians, and in many ways He will seem to let other good people do things which He will not let you do.
Other Christians and ministers who seem very religious and useful may push themselves, pull wires, and work schemes to carry out their plans, but you cannot do it: and if you attempt it, you will meet with such failure and rebuke from the Lord as to make you sorely penitent.

          Others can brag on themselves, on their work, on their success, on their writings, but the holy Spirit will not allow you to  do any such thing, and if you begin it, He will lead you into some deep mortification that will make you despise yourself and all  your good works.

        Others will be allowed to succeed in making money, or having a legacy left to them, or in having luxuries, but it is likely God will keep you poor, because He wants you to have something far better than gold, and that is a helpless dependence  on Him, that He may have the privilege of supplying your needs day by day out of an unseen treasury.

             The Lord will let others be honored, and put forward and keep you hid away in obscurity, because He wants to produce some choice, fragrant fruit for His coming glory, which can only be produced in the shade.

        God will let others be great, but keep you small. He will let others do a work for Him, and get the credit for it, but He will make  you work and toil on without knowing how much you are doing; and then to make your work still more precious, He will let others get the credit for the work which you have done, and this will make your reward ten times greater when Jesus comes. The Holy Spirit will put a strict watch over you, with a jealous love, and will rebuke you for little words and feelings or for wasting your time, which other Christians never seem distressed over. So make up your mind that God is an infinite Sovereign, and has a right to do as He pleases with His own, and He will not explain to you a thousand things which may puzzle your reason in His dealings with you. God will take you at your word; and if you absolutely sell yourself to be His slave, He will wrap you up in a jealous love, and let other people say and do many things that you cannot do or say. Settle it forever, that you are to deal directly with the Holy Spirit, and that He is to have the privilege of tying your tongue, or chaining your hand, or closing your eyes in ways that others are not dealt with. Now when you are so possessed with the living God that you are, in your secret heart, pleased and delighted over this peculiar, personal, private, jealous guardianship and management of the Holy Spirit over your life, you will have found the vestibule of heaven.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Pastor S.V Martin entered Glory

The Pentecostal Church of Singapore centre Pastor S.V.Martin Entered glory in Singapore faith home on may 10th .The funeral was held at Pentecostal church Singapore  cemetery on 12th may 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Learning how to ROLL on to Jesus

PSALM 22 is called a Messianic Psalm because it is prophetical concerning Jesus Christ. In this Psalm, we can see what Jesus experienced while upon the Cross of Calvary. Many of these same verses are quoted in the Gospels where the account of Christ’s sufferings on Calvary are explained in detail. Such expressions as “they pierced my hands and my feet. I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me” (vs 16-17) reveal the intensity of the physical suffering which Christ endured upon that Cross.
But it wasn’t simply the physical sufferings which caused our Lord so much anguish. The Bible tells us that “the spirit of a man will sustain his infirmity...” (Prov. 18:14). The real pain which Jesus felt was not simply the nails in His hands and feet, the crown of thorns, and bleeding back, but rather that God the Father had actually forsaken Him.  Jesus cried out in agony: “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?” (vs 1). How could this be? Would God the Father actually turn His face away from His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ?
Jesus had always known the presence of God His loving Father. While still in His youth, Christ told His parents: “I must be about My Father’s business.” At His baptism, and later on the Mount of Transfiguration, the Father proclaimed so that all could hear: “This is My Son in whom I am well pleased.” Jesus Himself testified: “The Father hath not left Me alone, for I do always those things that please Him.”  But now, what has taken place?
The reason why God the Father turned His face away from Jesus was because all the sins and iniquities of the whole world were placed upon Christ. Jesus, who knew no sin, became sin upon the rugged Cross of Calvary. Taking upon Himself the burden of the whole world’s guilt of sin, Jesus cried out in agony while in the garden: “Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as Thou wilt.” He knew the cup which He had to drink, and with total resignation, He fulfilled the will of His Father.
In the Gospels, only the first part of Psalm 22:1 is actually quoted; but if we continue reading, the whole “prayer” of Christ upon that Cross of suffering can be seen. After crying out “My God, My God, why hast Thou forsaken Me?”, His prayer continued:

“But Thou art holy, O Thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel. Our fathers trusted in Thee: they trusted, and Thou didst deliver them...they trusted in Thee, and were not confounded.”
This is the ultimate in trusting God! In such a state, forsaken both of man and God, Jesus put His full confidence in His Father’s holiness, righteousness (rightness), love, and faithfulness. And finally, with the last breath that He had, Jesus prayed:
“Father, into Thy hands I commend My spirit.” Jesus showed us the way—the way of fully trusting in God.
One interesting verse in this prophetic Psalm reveals what the others saw in Jesus during His time on earth. They said (vs 8): “He trusted on the Lord that He would deliver Him: let Him deliver Him, seeing He delighted in Him.” The confidence that Christ had in His heavenly Father was so great that others around Him (even His enemies) could see it. And He trusted in God even unto death.
Absolute faith and trust in God has always been the way which God has ordained for man to walk with Him. From the foundation of the world, salvation has always been “by grace through faith”. Men who have walked with God are those who walk by faith and absolute trust in God’s love, mercy, and complete faithfulness. This is why God ordains trials for His dear children. It is not because He is angry or frustrated with us, but rather, that He might see if we can fully trust in Him; if perhaps we might turn to Him and be won to His great love and faithfulness. This is how precious our faith and trust are to Him.
Many time it may seem as if God is such a “hard man”. Once when a Canaanite woman came to Jesus to ask for help concerning her demon possessed daughter, He did not even respond at first. He told His disciples that He had only come for the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and not for the Gentiles such as this woman. But she persisted to cry out after Him. Finally, He explained that it was not right to give the children’s bread to dogs. Was Jesus actually calling this woman a dog? What would we do, if such a response were given to our request in prayer? Would we turn around in anger and never come back to church again? Become bitter in heart and backslide? Well, this woman’s humble persistence was amazing! She replied:
“Truth, Lord: yet even the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.”  (Mat. 15:27)
“Great is thy faith!” was the immediate response of Christ and her request was immediately granted!
Faith— that precious, but often misused word. It is far more than a doctrinal head—knowledge of Scripture, or a theological acceptance of certain “beliefs”. Faith is an attitude of heart, an attitude which involves our whole personality. It is the only attitude which can ever please God. “When the Son of Man comes will He find faith on the earth?”
How simple it is! The same way in which we come to Christ is the way in which we must continue to walk with Him. How did we come? As sinners before a righteous Judge, knowing that the wages of sin was death. No criminal would ever voluntarily surrender to the judge if he knew that the punishment would be death.
Nevertheless, although you and I came to Christ with trembling concerning such a judgement, we also came with the confidence that He was merciful and gracious. We came trusting that for Christ’s sake He would forgive us upon seeing our repentant and sorrowful hearts. But have we continued in such a humble, honest, and simple trust in God our Savior?
Many times, we lose this attitude of simple trust, and begin to go about doing our own works in order to please God. Like the Galatians, we too become “foolish” and after having begun in the Spirit and by faith, we try to finish the work by our own strength. “I know how to do it now. I pray every day, I read the Bible, I fast twice a week, I pay my tithes...” But there is no more faith involved in such a life. Rather, even after doing our best for the Lord, we should fall upon our knees and realize that we are only, at the best, “unprofitable servants”. We are only worthy of hell-fire apart from the sheer mercies of God. Such a revelation would keep us walking in this precious faith with God all the days of our lives.
“He trusted in the Lord...”— this was the testimony that Jesus Christ had while upon the earth. He had put full confidence in His loving heavenly Father. Now this statement has an additional thought behind it when we look into the original Hebrew language. The Hebrew word for “trust” here in this verse is “galal” which literally means “to roll.” It is actually translated as “roll” in other places in the Old Testament, such as when Joshua told the men who were with him to “roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave...” (Josh 10:18). Therefore, we can literally translate this statement from Psalm 22 as:
“He rolled Himself on the Lord...”
Somehow, in God’s eyes, “trusting” and “rolling” are the same thing! Something is rolled when it is too heavy to be manually carried. And isn’t this often the case with you and me? So many burdens, so many cares, so many trials and hardships... what can we do? Just roll them unto the Lord! O Hallelujah! How simple life becomes when we learn to roll all of our troubles into the Everlasting Arms of our heavenly Father.
This same Hebrew word is also translated as “to commit” in Ps 37:4-5.
Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit [roll] thy way unto the Lord: trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
A more accurate rendering of this verse is “delight thyself only in the Lord...” Now if God were  to always give us our heart’s desire, what a mess we would be in today! So many desires and anxieties fill our hearts, but God knows what is best for us—if we can only trust Him to do it. Therefore, He puts one condition on this promise of  giving us the  desires of our hearts.  Delight thyself only in the Lord. ''Now, if the only desire of our heart is for God Himself, then the conditions of the promise have been met —and He will give us as much as we could ever want—as much of Himself as we could ever want!! And what better petition could we ever bring before God than that we might be able to receive more and more of Him! Hallelujah!
Romans 8:32 is another well-known, but often misquoted portion of Scripture which gives us promise that God will freely provide all of our needs if we can only trust Him fully. Just two words— “with Him” — make all the difference and yet it is these important words which are so often forgotten:
He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? (Rom. 8:32)
On any given occasion, when we fully trust God for all of our daily needs (material, physical, mental, and spiritual) then He sees to it that we get a “portion” of Himself also! Taking God at His Word, and simply believing that “He shall bring it to pass” is what pleases Him the most.
In Proverbs 16:3, the same Hebrew word “galal” is again translated as “commit”:
Commit [roll] thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.
Do you have a problem with wandering thoughts? How many times have you stared at the same page in your Bible, trying to read past the first verse - all because of wandering thoughts? How many times have you knelt down to pray, only to find your thoughts taking you back to the difficult time you had at work that day, or to the stack of unpaid bills still sitting on your desk? Yes, wandering thoughts is a problem that we all have. Why? Because we are still trying to carry our own burdens instead of leaving them in the hands of the Lord. He says, “Come unto Me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give your rest” (Mat. 11:28). According to Proverbs, if we could only take all of our works in which we are so “deeply” involved (those which supposedly “only we” can do) and roll them unto the Lord, our “thoughts shall be established”. We would no longer have this problem with wandering thoughts.
The story is told of one elderly woman in a country where the automobile was a very uncommon sight. On a regular basis, she walked several miles to the market  and several miles back home, carrying quite a heavy load of goods which she would purchase. One day a man happened to be driving his car through that part of the country and as he passed by this elderly woman carrying such a heavy load, he felt compassion for her and offered to drive her home. Having never been in a car before, she hesitantly agreed to get in. Upon nearing the woman’s home, the man glanced back upon his elderly passenger and was much disturbed at what he saw. With an irritated surprise, he asked: “Ma’am, I offered you a ride in my car because I saw you carrying such a heavy load of goods. Why, then, are you still carrying them upon your shoulders? “Well,” responded the woman, “you were so kind to have take me into your car that I felt that it would not be fair to burden your car down with this heavy load also. So I decided to carry it for you.”
How often we have been just as foolish as that woman. We “give” ourselves to the Lord, but we still try to carry our own burdens. Soon we are just about ready to quit and give up altogether because the journey is too great and the weight of our burden is too much to bear. What should we do? Just look “underneath” and we will see how foolish we have really been all this time:
The eternal God is thy Refuge, and underneath are the Everlasting Arms... (Deut 33: 27)
When we put our full trust in the Lord, then we can lay every burden down, because underneath are the Everlasting Arms of our Lord. He is strong enough to carry both us and all of our burdens as well!! Here is another example:
There we are right in the boat together with Jesus. Everything should be alright if He is there shouldn’t it? But what has happened? A storm! Big waves! and the boat is full of water! We’re sinking! Jesus, why are You sleeping on that pillow over there? Can’t You see that we are all going to die? Wake up and do something! Lord, don’t You love us? Don’t You care that we are soon about to perish? Lord, help us!!
We often laugh at those foolish and unbelieving disciples in the bat while Jesus was asleep.  But often we are just as foolish and unbelieving.  What would you have done if you had been there in such a climactic situation?  Well, the best thing to do would been to run and get your own pillow and roll right over next to the Lord and fall asleep with Him, trusting in His everlasting mercies!
Jesus became a perfect example for us of how to roll ourselves upon the Lord in complete trust!  This was the purpose for which God created Adam and the very purpose for which God saved us - that somehow we should learn to trust in the Lord with all of our heart, trusting Him right through the very valley of the shadow of death itself!  We shall not fear because He is with us! ''For this God is our God for ever and ever: He will be our Guide even  unto death'' (Ps.48:14).
Dear child of god, can you trust Him for the smallest details of your life?  Can you trust Him even unto death?  Who knows what god will do?  He is only looking for those who will put all of their trust in Him.  He will do anything and everything to with both our faith and our love all for Himself.  He gave His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to prove His love for us.  If He went to such extremes for us, let us go to such extremes for Him. Let us learn how to roll ourselves and our every burden upon Him.  He's faithful and He will surely bring it to pass!!Amen!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Pastor K.K George Entered Glory

The Pentecostal Mission Delhi Centre Pastor K.K.George entered glory at the age of 74. The funeral Service was held today 30th March 2015 at Centre Faith home,Chanakya place,Janakpuri in New Delhi.He served 49 years in ministry and served the lord in Northern India especially in places Mumbai,Vijaywada,Secundrabad,Nagpur,delhi and north indian states

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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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