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Sunday, May 21. 2006
1Rejoice in the Lord, O you righteous. Praise befits the upright.
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The war horse may be a vain hope for victory, but did you see that thing on the idiot box about the Mughal Empire the either night? The elephants, and their chain mail and sheet armor. Thousands of units linked together, keeping whole villages at work for years for just one suit. The elephants' tusks were sawn off and swords fitted, and the animals trained to slash with them. They were also trained to rip men apart. So George Lukas didn't invent the gigantic mammoth fighting machine...Terrifying.
Plus, the technology (in the 15th century) of the composite bow--twice the damage to the hapless person it hit as a longbow. Go look it up.
When I read this Psalm, I imagine myself some infantryman or peasant facing one of the great armies in history, and don't know if I would be strong enough in faith to trust only in the Lord. Think I'd want a few elephants on my side as well. Either that, or am I to decide that Christians are supposed to be like Ewoks, cute, cuddly, fierce, but ultimately defeating overwhelming evil by lassoos, tricks, well-lobbed logs?
I guess my point is that it's easy for us to trust in the Lord when we have the best country, the best army, navy, air force, etc. in the world. Would we pray so fervently, or sleep so confidently in His grace if we did not live in His Own Country?
Dearly beloved in Christ,
Loving greetings in the sweet name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
I take pleasure to meet you all thro my testimony. I was born and brought up
in a thoroughly an orthodox Hindu Brahmin background, I came to know the love of Christ
Thro Gideon's International ministries while I was studying in one of the Christian High School there they distributed the word of God, which is called New Testament.
I read the New Testament thoroughly God spoke me thro the word of God it changed my life thoroughly.
I thank and Praise the Lord for the wonderful word of God.
Now I am full time servant of God. Serving Him 25 years by faith.
My cup runneth over.
I suffered in my life nearly 14 years by the witchcraft powers,
By various ailments and various kinds of persecution and struggles.
God graciously delivered and healed me, Almighty God gave me a vision also in that vision I saw Lord Jesus Crucifixion scene it made me to serve Him.
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Heb 4:12.For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.
Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
1 John 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Psalms 46:10 Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.
11 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
I was baptised, thro me more than 200 non-Christian families
came to Christ and am working among them for the glory of God.
God gave me the calling and vision to do His work full time.
Now I am an evangelist teaching, preaching, praying,witnessing,
delivering the possessed people by the grace God., helping,
visiting sick people also doing internet evangelism.
I am also running a regd Charitable Trust to help many.
Kindly pray for us and support us if God speak to you.
Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Kindly pray for our ministries and us.
"Word of God"
Psm 138:2.Rev 19:13.
1. It is pure.Psm 12:6.
2. It is tried.Psm 12:6.
3. It is right. Psm 33:4.
4.it creates. Psm 33:6.
5.it heals. Psm 107:20.
6.It quickens. Psm 119:25,50,154.
7.It is eternal.Psm 119;89.
8.It is sweet.Psm 19:10.
9.It is lamp to the feet.Psm 119:105.
10.It is true.Psm 119:160; Jn 17;17.
11.It is light.Psm 119:130.
12.It controls weather.Psm 147:18;148:8.
13.It brings answer to our prayers. Jn 15:7.
14.It is miraculous. Jn 14:10.
15.It reconciles us with God. Jn14:23.
16.It is life.Jn 6:63.
17.It judges us. Jn 12:48.
18.It is powerful. Lk 4:32.
19.It is gracious. Lk 4:22.
20.It is spirit.Jn 6:63.
21.It stands for ever. Mk 13:31.
22.It is called Double edged sword.Heb 4:12.
23.It is called fire. Jer 23:29.
24.It is called hammer. Jer 23:29.
25.It is called pure milk. I Peter 2;3.
26.It is called mirror. James 1:23.
27.It is called seed. I Pet 1:23.
28.It is called solid food.Heb 5;12.
29.It is called sword.Eph 6:17.
30. It is called bread. Mt 4:4.
31. It is called honey.Psm 19:10.
32. It is called laver.Eph 5:26.
33. It is called Rain and Snow. Is 55:10.
34. It is called Gift of Word of Wisdom. 1Cor 12:7-10.
35. It is called powerful. Heb 1:3.
36.It is called comforter.Rom 15:4.
37.It is stands for ever.Mk 13:31.
38.It was in the beginning.Jn 1:1
Why many of our Prayers Unanswered?
1. Refusing to hear the truth. Pro:28:9.
2. Refusing to humble self. 2Chro. 7:14.
3. Forsaking God. 2Chro. 15:2.
4. Provoking God. Dt.3:26.
5. Hard Heartedness. Zech.7:12-13.
6. Lack of Charity. Pr:21:13.
7. Regarding iniquity in heart. Psm.66:18.
8. Wrong motives.James.4:3.
9. Dishonor of companion. IPet:3:7.
10. Un belief.Mt.17: 20-21.
11. Sin. James.4: 1-15.Isa: 59:2.
12. Vain Repetitions. Mt 6: 7.
13. Unforgiveness. Mk.11: 25-26.
14. Hypocrisy. Luke.18: 9-14.
15. Being discouraged.Luke.18:-18.
16. Worry and anxiety. Phil.4: 6.
17. Doubting-Double mindedness.James.1: 5-8.
18. Parading prayers.Mt.6: 5.
Kindly Read with Bible and be blessed.
Give Thanks To The Lord Jesus Christ.