Verse of the day: Ephesians 5:26-28 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.
Thought for the day: No one likes to wear a wrinkled and dirty cloth. They are washed and pressed before wearing them. No one likes winkled and spotted face. They are treated by dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon. How much more our Lord wants His bride to be spotless and wrinkle free. He prepares His church everyday to present her without blemish. He does that by washing her with the Word of God. Churches are laundry shops where lives are washed and dried. Are you washed in the blood? Are you washed by the Word?
Balan Swaminathan Oct 29, 2010
Verse of the day: Matthew 10:7-8 And as you go, preach, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.
Thought for the day: Gospel and none of the God given gifts are for sale. We have not paid even a single penny to purchase these gifts from God. Not even purchased, they were freely given to us. Jesus Christ has already paid it all. Even after knowing this fact, if we dare to attach price tag to these gifts, I am sure God will question us when we stand before the judgment throne. Jesus said, “Freely you have received, freely give”. King Solomon advised us to buy the truth, and not to sell it. Children of God, we need to be careful in dealing with the free gifts of God.
Balan Swaminathan Oct 27, 2010
Verse of the day: 2 Corinthians 12:9 And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
Thought for the day: Some of you may be going through the pain of sickness, suffering, loss of dear ones, misunderstanding, discouragement, and separation all along our lives. Have no reason to live and no purpose in living as you don’t see the end of it. It is the same struggle everyday around the clock. Have you ever tried to gladly boast in your weaknesses? It may sound odd. But you have all the reason to do this as the grace of God is so rich on you. Tell the whole world that you are blessed. You are happy and rejoicing in the Lord. When you do that you will realize the power of Christ resting upon you.
Balan Swaminathan Oct 27, 2010
Verse of the day: Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
Thought for the day: These are the three main lines of temptation man has to deal with even today. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life. These are the three lines of temptation Christ went through in the wilderness and overcame. “Command that these stones be made bread”, “cast thyself down” and “fall down and worship me”. If man overcomes these three lines of temptation he is a overcomer of satan, flesh and the world.
Balan Swaminathan Oct 26, 2010
Verse of the day: Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; Because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children.
Thought for the day: Ignorance is the root of all evil. Not knowing who our God is and who we are in Christ Jesus is the stage one bondage of the enemy. Devil takes advantage of such situation and lead people into deception. Many are deceived and experience the oppression of the enemy and the rejection of God in their lives as they are ignorant of God. Open the Bible to understand who our God is, participate in a Bible Study to know more about Him and go to a Bible based church where Word of God is preached. You don’t need to continue experiencing the rejection by God as your parents had forgotten the law of God.
Balan Swaminathan Oct 25, 2010