Dear friends in Jesus Christ,
I would have loved to write to you something else, but I believe that God has shown me this is a most pertaining issue right now, and He made me feel, it so I will try my best to pen it down to you, so that you may feel the same too.
There are three topics that God has shown me, that I will discuss with you now.
- Born Again
- Proof that you are a good Christian.
So without further ado let us give thanks to the Master and the Lord whom I serve, Our God, our Lord Jesus Christ. Thanks to you almighty father for these words are yours, and thanks to the Spirit, for being the bearer of this message, and for helping me to write it down.
- Friends, this is a topic, which is a very major issue right now, many times scripture it has been quoted.
Matthew 6:14-15 says For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.
Romans 12:14-21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not just seven times, but seventy-seven times! Because of this, the kingdom of heaven is like a king who wanted to settle accounts with his servants.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
Now let us suppose someone has sinned against you, they have hurt you in any ways.
Huh! What How can someone sin against me, and hurt me?
I used to think that Sin is only against God and His laws.
No friend no, Sin is against one another, and against God as the definition of sin is “an offense against religious or moral law.
So when they have hurt you, this is what happens
God planted this awesome seed , His Words when you became a Christian, That “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27
And Satan came to steal it as the scripture says to justify the truth of the fact that “Some people are like seed along the path, where the word is sown. As soon as they hear it, Satan comes and takes away the word that was sown in them.” Mark 4:15
- So Satan makes other people sin against you, and Hurt you, in short, Satan does not want you to be at peace, because if you are at peace, you are having FAITH, real Faith, and not a single drop of Fear in you. Because you know that Jesus Christ, our God has conquered the World. And if you do not have fear, then you cannot hate one another, and if you do not hate one another, you cannot be jealous of one another, and if you do not be jealous of one another how can divide, fight and quarrel among yourselves, when Satan silently makes you his slave, a slave of sin, sins after sins, until your life could not bears it and you give up, and you commit suicide.
Now can you see friends, How Satan can take away your peace?
And when you get Hurt, you have two options actually, One to have FAITH in God, the Only True God, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. Or You can loose your FAITH and give it all up to FEARS.
Now Beware friend, the path which you take will actually alter the history of this world, Yes your small decision can change History, can rewrite it.
- In the First Option if you have FAITH in God, God will make you see that the sinner who has hurt you, did not do that on his own, it was Satan who manipulated him or her to do it.And you will choose to FORGIVE that person, because Jesus said “By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”John 13:35
And trust me, true love is foolish according to Earthly standards, but is divine and true, in Heavenly standards.
And that True love, makes us forgive and love back even those who hurt us to the point of death, I mean the entire point of Jesus Christ is Forgiveness, if there is only basis of Christianity, then my friend, it is Forgiveness and Love.
And if we want to remain as Christians, I’m sorry then you have to Love like Jesus did, you have live like Jesus did, and Forgive those who hurt us, just like He did. Christianity is not only about the Sacraments, Not about the Rituals, its about what they make us do, in real life.
So why do we Forgive what is it in for us?
I tell you friends, to be blunt, when we forgive others, God also forgives us, that absolutely means that you do not forgive so you not get the forgiveness too.Its like what you reap you sow.
You want to forgive others because when someone hurts us, that hurt actually gets modulated inside us, and it increases like a monster inside us, who wants to get out.
Now imagine, a needle , inside your body it just keeps on poking you, until it gets out right? And on its way out it destroys whatever that it blocking on its path.
A Sin is like that friend, when someone has committed against it, it makes hurts us, every single moment of our life, Imagine you are in a party well dressed with your family and at that party someone insults you in front of everyone.
I bet all you want that time is to beat that person to death, for ruining your inner peace.
But let just take a step back, and imagine, if you choose to forgive that person, then you are destroying the power of it, you are destroying that needle that was just inserted in your body, and it cannot hurt you or destroy you anymore.
Now a Sin is contagious, what I mean to say is this that if some one has sinned against you, you will be hurt, and you will also want to commit sin against someone else, or that person for instance, and the cycle will go on and on, until the whole world becomes, the unholy, dirty Babylon(Revelation 17), But if you choose to forgive that person, then you are stopping all these future events too, future sins too.
Friend, I know in your heart you always wanted to Change the World, I would say this is your opportunity, whenever someone hurts you, you forgive them, and trust me, you are Changing the World, you are destroying the power of Sin, the Power of Satan.
This is what Jesus tells is when he says “I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.” Luke 10:19
Now you understand friend, how much powerful Forgiveness is? It not only affects you, but also the person who has hurt you, not only it gives you both peace, but also it destroys the power of your enemy.
- Now if you choose Option 2 and give up your FAITH to your fears, give up your PEACE for war, or give up your LIFE and choose death by not choosing to love yourself, your God, or one another. Its your choice, do not blame God or me, or anyone, for your suffering, or for the sufferings of the others which you will cause, for you and your Satan is responsible for that only. No one else can be held accountable. And trust me, on the day of Judgement, God will ask you the same Question which He is asking you through me, “WHY? You where called to be My People, You are called to be my Sons and my Daughters, Yet you chose to die? To lie to the very truth that Jesus my Son who died for your sins, is not living?
You by your actions have rejected my Son’ his Teachings, His Love in your heart, and do not you know my warnings to you? That I have written especially for you? “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” – John 3:36
And trust me that Wrath does come and stays there, until you are humbled by it, until every drop of your pride has been washed away. To fulfill what is written in the Scriptures “For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” – Luke 14:11
So friend, I would say choice is yours as St Paul says in
Galatians 5:13-15 that “For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another. For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” But if you bite and devour one another, watch out that you are not consumed by one another.”
Moving on to the next topic of Today
Being Born Again
- When does people Born again?
Friend, as a Catholic, I am Baptized with Water that same water which gushed out when the roman soldier pierced my Lords Heart so that my original sins can be forgiven and that my Thirst for God increases. “But whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” – John 4:14
In Confession I’m Baptized with Blood of Jesus Christ, which washes away all my sins. “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7
In Confirmation I’m given the power and the knowledge about the Holy Spirit. “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.” – Acts 2:1-4
- Now where and when I am Born Again?
Trust me, Catholics, also are Born Again, and if you do not believe this then you are my friend living in darkness, you are tying to prove that in the name of Jesus what I say is lie. Well my conscience is clear that I only write what I hear, and what I feel, is yours clear too?
I believe every one who is created in the image of God can be Born Again, and we are not Born Again into anything else but In Jesus Christ, through the Power of the Holy Spirit to do what God the Father wants us to do.
And trust me, if in that above mentioned clauses, if anyone of them is missing in your life, then wait your time has not come, you are born again.
Repent and accept Jesus Christ in your heart, and God in time, will remake you, will make you Born Again in His Son.
So Born Again is nothing but basically getting Baptized by the most Holy Spirit of God to Do God’s Work, through the ways that Jesus Christ has shown us, i.e. through Love and Love alone.
- Now all of sudden why on earth did Being Born Again became so much Important?
Hear what “Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again.” – John 3:3
And you know why?
James 1:22- 25 says “Be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Otherwise, you are deceiving yourselves. For anyone who hears the word but does not carry it out is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror, and after observing himself goes away and immediately forgets what he looks like. But the one who looks intently into the perfect law of freedom, and continues to do so—not being a forgetful hearer, but an effective doer—he will be blessed in what he does.”
Now you understand my friend, How much it costs to enter the Kingdom of God?
Arms Stretched on the Cross, Nail Pierced Bones Break, Whipped till the Back wept with blood, yet you said Forgive them Lord for they do not know what they are doing.
Forgiveness, Love, Faith, and Hope, makes you Born Again. Makes your life in Spirit, not in flesh anymore.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” – Galatians 2:20
Friend, get this in your head deeply, that if you do not love and forgive, you are not a Christian, and one who does not loves Christ, does not follow him, and one who does not follow him, does not believe him, or have faith, or hope in him.
So you are not entering the Kingdom of God, you will just die, and stay dead forever, until you are condemned to the lake of fire.
But if you are born again friend, repent and sin no more, you are not only saved from your death but also you will have eternal life, you will live in the new Jerusalem where you will be joining the army of Angels to Praise Adonai forever with your new life, and he will glorify you in his glory very truly.
Proof of Being A True Christian
- I begin this part by saying that all can sin, all can choose not to believe, all can choose not to go to church, all can choose not to follow Jesus, that’s completely fair, for be assured that until you repent your sins, to the Lord, until you become Humble, you are not receiving the Spirit, that will make you Born Again.
And trust me friends, Christianity is not actually a religion, its a Way of Life, Its that Short Narrow Path that Jesus told us, that will lead us to the Kingdom of God.
Matthew 7:13-14 says “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the way that leads to life, and only a few find it.”
And I tell you friends, there is no Life, outside the Kingdom of God all what is there is Hatred and Destruction.
As the Scripture says “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 14:17
Friends, How Good a Christian you are is actually not for me, or for any other man to Judge, but its completely personal and its between you and Yahweh, Our God, Our Father in Heaven, because only He can know the thoughts of your heart. As the Scripture says “For who knows a person’s thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.” – 1 Corinthians 2:11
Friends, One thing I can assure you off, actually two things.
- Being Christian is really tough, I mean a true one, fake ones are many, and the Scripture, The Holy Bible actually warns us against them in Matthew 7:15, 20-23 “Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves… Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them… Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophecy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evil doers!'”
- Forgiving, Loving & Staying Truthful to God, are all difficult for remember we are not perfect, not even St Peter our First Pope and the person whom Jesus entrusted His Church.
Mark 14:66-72 Meanwhile, Peter was in the courtyard below. One of the servant girls who worked for the high priest came by and noticed Peter warming himself at the fire. She looked at him closely and said, “You were one of those with Jesus of Nazareth.”But Peter denied it. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said, and he went out into the entryway. Just then, a rooster crowed.When the servant girl saw him standing there, she began telling the others, “This man is definitely one of them!” But Peter denied it again.A little later some of the other bystanders confronted Peter and said, “You must be one of them, because you are a Galilean.”Peter swore, “A curse on me if I’m lying—I don’t know this man you’re talking about!” And immediately the rooster crowed the second time.Suddenly, Jesus’ words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me.” And he broke down and wept.
And if you say you haven’t sinned in your life, either you are fool or your a lying for the Scripture says in Romans 3:22-24 That “There is no distinction, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.”
But Asking for forgiveness from God is very easy, if said from the heart, God forgives us, because He loves us. I mean that is the whole point of God the Father sending his Only Begotten Son to die for us like a slaughtered Lamb on the most terrific death, death on the cross.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” – John 3:16
- Friends, come now as you have seen the Father’s Glory, experienced it, may you take this word on your heart and protect it, so that Satan cannot take it away from you, remember, whatever you are going through, God is there, and He is in Control.
You know How great a Christian you are is not determined by how Godly you are when things are going really smooth, and good for you, but it is only tested and proved, when the fire comes, when trouble comes, when hardship and suffering comes. You know a soldier practices all what he can learn and prepares for War, but the truth is, He is only measured on the books of History, on How he won or He lost. There is nothing in between.
- Friends, through do not worry if you fall down, of we are weak, but our God is merciful and ever loving. Like the Psalmist says in Psalm 51
Have mercy on me, O God,
according to your unfailing love;
according to your great compassion
blot out my transgressions.
Wash away all my iniquity
and cleanse me from my sin.
Come let us pray,
Jesus Christ, Son of God, we adore your holy Name, We want to praise our Abba, our Father through you, in the Power of the Spirit, not only through our words but also in what we do. Help us Lord, or Merciful Lord, to be in you, and give us the will of the Father, and the Strength to fulfill it, Help us to always look forward for that mission in our life, and increase our faith, that every single moment, we can be a good disciple. In Jesus Name we Pray Amen.
God Bless you All
Have Faith in your Brain, Have Love in your Heart, and Hope in your eyes. Let the Spirit Lead you, and open your eyes. Your very desire to be a Saint in the eyes of God makes you. So never Stop beliving, who knows what next miracle our Loving Father shows us? Amen
Friends, I would end this by saying that please for me, as I am planning my vocation to priest hood, through I’m not sure, and through I’m being opposed by many, yet I believe that if God wants that to happen, no one, not even me can stop it. And there is actually true Joy in Following Jesus Christ. Support me, by praying for me, that I can do God’s work no matter where I am, or what I am.
I would like to tell you, that my family was at war today, and God helped me to believe that I decided that I will write to you, no matter what happens, and Satan does not like it at all, He knows that the Word is God, and if God is there for you, who can stand against you. So God helped me to keep calm and not to loose focus, through I sinned yet he choose to forgive me, and teach me a lesson in forgiveness, that led me to forgive my family members too. Pray for them too friends, may they in they in their hearts find strength to do God’s will, even if that means to let their son go, for the Greater Glory of God.
I will pray for you too.
God Bless you all.