Praise the Lord. I wish you all a happy and prosperous New Year. Let us step into this New Year holding our Lord Jesus’ hand, for Jesus will never let go our hand and He will always be with us.
He is the Lord who will go before you. He will be with you, he will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.
Apostle Paul writes to the Hebrews in Hebrews 13:5, 6 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.”
The Lord was with Joseph and he was a successful man.His master saw that the Lord was with him and the Lord made all he did to prosper in his hand. Genesis 39:2,3“And the LORD was with Joseph, and he was a prosperous man; and he was in the house of his master the Egyptian.And his master saw that the LORD was with him, and that the LORD made all that he did to prosper in his hand.“
Even while in jail the Lord was with Joseph.Genesis 39:21 “But the LORD was with Joseph, and shewed him mercy, and gave him favour in the sight of the keeper of the prison.”
In your joyful times and even during your times of sorrow, let your eyes always be upon our Lord who is with youthrough all circumstances.
In all your trials and tribulations, He shall stand with you. The Bible says in Isaiah 63:9 “In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them: in his love and in his pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.”
The God who was with Joseph was also with Jehoshaphat due to which He made his kingdom strong 2 Chronicles 17:3-5 “I have trodden the winepress alone; and of the people there was none with me: for I will tread them in mine anger, and trample them in my fury; and their blood shall be sprinkled upon my garments, and I will stain all my raiment. For the day of vengeance is in mine heart, and the year of my redeemed is come. And I looked, and there was none to help; and I wondered that there was none to uphold: therefore mine own arm brought salvation unto me; and my fury, it upheld me.”
In the same way, if the Lord is with you, success shall come searching you, with riches, glory and honour.
If the Lord has to be with you in this year, what have you to do?2 Chronicles 15:2 “And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him, he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.”
Not only this year, but till the end of the ages He shall be with you, You also should be under the grace of our Lord.Isaiah 54:10 “For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.”
May God bless you all this year. May his love, joy and peace be with you and your families.
Pastor Saroja M
Praise the Lord. I was suffering from a severe stomach pain. I went to the doctor and he mentioned it was due to a kidney stone, since my previous sonography report stone showed a 9.9 mm stone. The doctor gave me pain killer medicines but I didn’t get any relief through them. I called the doctor regarding the same and he suggested me to get admitted at the nearby hospital or to see any local doctor. As I was alone with my 3 year old son at that time, I was afraid, wondering who would take care of my son while at the same time run around for medicines. I remembered the prayer oil and drank water with it, repeating the same thereafter. Within few minutes the painvanished. Not only this, the stone was out in three days without any major pain or bleeding nor any serious effects told to me by the doctor or by people around me. I thank my Lord Jesus for healing me and saving me and my family from this hard time and huge hospital charges. I also thank Pastor Saroja for praying for me and my family and for the prayer oil. Thank you Jesus.
My son had submitted all his documents to make his passport at the passport office. I told Pastor Saroja about this and requested her to keep this matter in prayer so that there should be no problem in his passport verification. Within one week he received his passport by post without any issue. I thank the Lord Almighty and Pastor Saroja who always keeps me and my family in her prayers.
*Bro. Joseph Arikswamy, Goregaon.
Praise the Lord.I was having continuous loose motions one night which went on for nearly a dozen times within 6 hours. In the morning when I took medicines the motions stopped temporarily.However at night I had the same problem. The next morning my husband called Pastor Saroja for prayers because I startedexperiencing a severe stomach ache along with loose motions. Pastor assured me of her prayers. I praise and thank Lord Jesus for healing me totally and immediately. I also thank Pastor for her prayers. Thank you Jesus.
Praise the Lord. Though we had completed one year of marriage, we did not yet have the joy of a child in our life. On the day of our marriage anniversary I told this matter to Pastor Saroja and she earnestly prayed over us. By Lord’s grace the next month itself my wife became pregnant. I give all glory and honour to Lord Jesus for hearing our cry and the prayers of Pastor Saroja. I give millions of thanks to my Lord Jesus and also thank Pastor for her fervent prayers.
Praise the Lord.I developed a very painful boil on my groindue to which I was unable to sit properly or make any movements. I applied the blessed prayer oil over it and within a few days theboil disappeared. I give all glory to Lord Jesus for healing me and thank Pastor for praying for the prayer oil.
*Bro. Joseph Arikswamy, Goregaon.
I was suffering from a blocked nose for over 6 months. When we had our prayer meeting at Bangalore recently, I mentioned this to Pastor Sarojaand sought her counsel for the same. Pastor advised me accordingly but since I was suffering from this for so many months, I was not sure whether this would work; but I remembered the story of Namaan and Elisha in II Kings chapter 5, and in faith, I diligently followed Pastor’s advice over the next 5-6 days. It has been a month now since I have been healed and I have been sleeping peacefully without any nose blockage at all.I give glory to my Lord in heaven for this healing and lots of thanks to Pastor Saroja for her blessed counsel through which I obtained healing due to obedience to her word!
*Bro. Ramiah Daniels, Bangalore
There was this little girl sitting by herself in the park. Everyone passed by her and never stopped to see why she looked so sad. Dressed in a worn pink dress, barefoot and dirty, the girl just sat and watched the people go by. She never tried to speak. She never said a word. Many people passed by her, but no one would stop.
The next day I decided to go back to the park in curiosity to see if the little girl would still be there. Yes, she was there, right in the very spot where she was yesterday, and still with the same sad look in her eyes.
Today I was to make my own move and walk over to the little girl. For as we all know, a park full of strange people is not a place for young children to play alone. As I got closer I could see the back of the little girl’s dress. It was grotesquely shaped. I figured that was the reason people just passed by and made no effort to speak to her. Deformities are a low blow to our society and, heaven forbid if you make a step toward assisting someone who is different.
As I got closer, the little girl lowered her eyes slightly to avoid my intent stare. As I approached her, I could see the shape of her back more clearly. She was grotesquely shaped in a humped over form. I smiled to let her know it was OK; I was there to help, to talk.
I sat down beside her and opened with a simple, “Hello.” The little girl acted shocked, and stammered a “Hi”. After a long stare into my eyes. I smiled and she shyly smiled back. We talked until darkness fell and the park was completely empty.
I asked the girl why she was so sad. The little girl looked at me with a sad face said, “Because, I’m different.” I immediately said, “That you are!” and smiled. The little girl acted even sadder and said, “I know.” “Little girl,” I said, “you remind me of an angel, sweet and innocent.”
She looked at me and smiled, then slowly she got to her feet and said, “Really?” “Yes, you’re like a little Guardian Angel sent to watch over all people walking by.” She nodded her head yes, and smiled.
With that she opened the back of her pink dress and allowed her wings to spread, then she said “I am.” “I’m your Guardian Angel,” with a twinkle in her eye. I was speechless – sure I was seeing things. She said, “For once you thought of someone other than yourself. My job here is done”.
I got to my feet and said, “Wait, why did no one stop to help an angel?” She looked at me, smiled, and said, “You’re the only one that could see me,” and then she was gone.
Like the story says, we all need someone … And, that someone is an angel. Our angel must be around us somewhere that we may not know. I hope your Guardian Angel watches over you always.
Ps 91:11 For He shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways …
Psalms 122:6 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”Here in this verse, God asks us to pray for Jerusalem’s peace, so that the people shall prosper and live in happiness. In the bible, God has given many prayer points for us to pray. Here specifically, God has requested us to pray for Jerusalem’s peace.
Jerusalem means our Body is a ‘house of prayer’ for God,henceour Heart is a ‘Jerusalem’ for the Lord. Jerusalem is the capital of Israel. God is preparing a bride i.e. ‘New Jerusalem’. The overall meaning of ‘Jerusalem’ is ‘Peace’. God requests us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.
Firstly the peace must come from within ourselves, only then can we share it to the ends of the world. We get this ‘Peace’ only through our Lord God. Jesus said, “My spirit will be poured upon you, then you will be witnesses in Jerusalem (oneself), Judah (our family) and Samaria(Gentiles).”God enters into each of our lives, however much we may be in deep trouble, pain and sorrow.
2 Sam22:1 “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.”David had many enemies, yet in every circumstance of his life he derived peace within himself through God. This strengthened his faith greatly in God. By no means should we think that people of Jerusalem do not have sufferings, pain and sorrow. In fact, they face more challenges in their lives. But when the peace of God, through His Spiritenters any man, firstly it brings peace in Jerusalem, then in Judah and finally in Samaria!
When God’s peace is within oneself, we will not be angered easily,nor will we be disturbed easily. We know in the Scriptures, how the multitudes asked Jesus to teach them the prayer that John taught them to pray. So Jesus taught them how to pray. After this, Jesus delivered a man from bondage. However there were two groups of people who followed Him, 1) those who were happy to see His miracles and believe in them and 2) those who said that Jesus had delivered this man from bondage by the power of Beelzebub. When Jesus heard this, He was very angry with the people. Jesus is the ‘King of Kings’ and ‘Prince of Peace’, He came to give ‘Peace’ to all mankind. Jesus was angered to hear what the Sadducees, Pharisees and Priests spoke about Him. Jesus spared no one there, and He spoke to all of them openly and sternly. But what was their real plan? Their real plan was to anger Jesus and make Him lose his patience. Immediately after this incident, a man invites Jesus for lunch to his residence. Jesus accepts the invitation and goes to his house. At the table, Jesus did not wash his hands before lunch, so the Pharisees again saw an opportunity to corner Jesusand they asked him if it was right for Him to sit for lunch without washing His hands. Again Jesus was angered and reproached everyone around. One of the lawyers gathered at the house asked why Jesus openly and sternly rebuked everyone. This man believed in Jesus and he loved Him, hence he asked Jesus this question. But Jesus does not leave anyone, and right from the priests to the commoners gathered around him, He spoke openly and sternly. By this, we should understandthatJesusis known as the ‘Prince of Peace,’ yet not in a worldly way so as to please people. Jesus surely came to spread peace on this earth, to His children who believed in Him. To His chosen ones who adhere to His commandments, He is a ‘Prince of Peace’,but not to the entire world. We are but sinners in this world, and in Luke 11 we see how Jesus did not spare the Chief Priests, Pharisees or Sadducees, but sternly and openly bombarded all of them.
Luke 11:1-54 “And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.Give us day by day our daily bread.And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves;For a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him?And he from within shall answer and say, Trouble me not: the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed; I cannot rise and give thee.I say unto you, Though he will not rise and give him, because he is his friend, yet because of his importunity he will rise and give him as many as he needeth.And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.For every one that askethreceiveth; and he that seekethfindeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent?Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?And he was casting out a devil, and it was dumb. And it came to pass, when the devil was gone out, the dumb spake; and the people wondered.But some of them said, He casteth out devils through Beelzebub the chief of the devils.And others, tempting him, sought of him a sign from heaven.But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you. When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:But when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walkeththrough dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.And when he cometh, he findethit swept and garnished.Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessedis the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.And when the people were gathered thick together, he began to say, This is an evil generation: they seek a sign; and there shall no sign be given it, but the sign of Jonas the prophet.For as Jonas was a sign unto the Ninevites, so shall also the Son of man be to this generation.The queen of the south shall rise up in the judgment with the men of this generation, and condemn them: for she came from the utmost parts of the earth to hear the wisdom of Solomon; and, behold, a greater than Solomon is here.The men of Nineve shall rise up in the judgment with this generation, and shall condemn it: for they repented at the preaching of Jonas; and, behold, a greater than Jonas is here.No man, when he hath lighted a candle, puttethit in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light.The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, thy body also is full of darkness.Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness.If thy whole body therefore be full of light, having no part dark, the whole shall be full of light, as when the bright shining of a candle doth give thee light.And as he spake, a certain Pharisee besought him to dine with him: and he went in, and sat down to meat.And when the Pharisee saw it, he marvelled that he had not first washed before dinner.And the Lord said unto him, Now do ye Pharisees make clean the outside of the cup and the platter; but your inward part is full of ravening and wickedness.Ye fools, did not he that made that which is without make that which is within also?But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.But woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye tithe mint and rue and all manner of herbs, and pass over judgment and the love of God: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.Woe unto you, Pharisees! for ye love the uppermost seats in the synagogues, and greetings in the markets.Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are as graves which appear not, and the men that walk over them are not aware of them.Then answered one of the lawyers, and said unto him, Master, thus saying thou reproachest us also.And he said, Woe unto you also, ye lawyers! for ye lade men with burdens grievous to be borne, and ye yourselves touch not the burdens with one of your fingers.Woe unto you! for ye build the sepulchres of the prophets, and your fathers killed them.Truly ye bear witness that ye allow the deeds of your fathers: for they indeed killed them, and ye build their sepulchres.Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets and apostles, and some of them they shall slay and persecute:That the blood of all the prophets, which was shed from the foundation of the world, may be required of this generation;From the blood of Abel unto the blood of Zacharias, which perished between the altar and the temple: verily I say unto you, It shall be required of this generation.Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.And as he said these things unto them, the scribes and the Pharisees began to urge him vehemently, and to provoke him to speak of many things:Laying wait for him, and seeking to catch something out of his mouth, that they might accuse him.Jesus knew of all the devious plans of these wicked people; how they planned to speak wickedly and anger Him,what these people had done to all the former prophets, and how they had wickedlyplanned and killed them. So, when our God says ‘pray for the peace of Jerusalem’, He means that we must first pray for peace within ourselves. When we know the Word of the God and strive to live our lives as per the Word, this means Jerusalem. Once the peace enters Jerusalem, it will thus spread to Judah and then Samaria.
Once, seeing Jerusalem, Jesus wept and said:Luke 19:42 “Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.”(If you all had known peace, it would have been better for you, but now it is hidden from your eyes) Many of us call ourselves God’s children, but our works are far from that of the children of God. Our God has come to seek that what is lost. When we come to church to meet Him, God knows with which heart we come before Him. We do not need to tell Him anything, He knows everything before we do, forwe have not chosen Him – rather He has chosen us andloved us first.When we give ourselves into God’shands, we can become His children.
How do we make ghee? Milk has to be converted into curd, and the curd needs to be churned well so as to get white butter which we then put on the fire, where it meltsto form into ghee. Similarly, even if we have to be used as God’s vessel, we cannot be used without being tried, tested and going through the furnace for His sake. To become a worthy vessel for Him, we need to be prepared only by Him.In the above passage we have read that a women screamed and said“Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.” But Jesus replied: “Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.” Jesus did not show any diplomacy in his dealings, rather he said everything bluntly. Even after Jesus, every prophet sent into this world, did the same works. Jesus said that many prophets were martyred for this sake.It is a known fact that no true prophet has ever been accepted or has received recognition in his own country. Imagine, the King of Kings and Prince of Peace was sent into this world to spread peace, to separate us from the darkness of this world and to deliver us from our sins. Jesus was sent into this world to make all crooked ways straight. But no one believed in Him or accepted His ways in this world. At the end, they crucified Jesus and released Barnabas. This is the world, and it is the same world from the beginning to this day. The world has not changed, nor has its people, andthey still do not know the ‘Truth’. Jesus says “those who are not for me are against me.” When we know the truth, the truth will set us free.
We all know the game of ‘Snakes& Ladders’. There is a starting point, where we need to spin the dice so that the coins may move to the ladder bases from where we can ascend the ladder. If the coin goes into the snakes square, the player,however high he is,falls down to the tip of the tail. If the coin again falls on the ladder, then the player goes up to the top of that ladder. So also in life, one mistake of ours can bring us down in a similar fashion. Howeverif we again work hard for the Lord, He can lift us up high above once more. The game starts all over again and the player has to start all over again. We must never think that only because we come to Church every Saturday or Sunday, we will have special blessings from God. In God’s eyes what is right is right, what is wrong is wrong, what is true is true, what is a lie is a lie. There are no two ways about it. He is God, the Creator of Heaven and Earth, and we must recognize God’s strength for no one can be saved from His fury and anger. In our hearts, we must always fear God. Luke 19:42 “Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.” We must submit ourselves into God’s hands. All the work that we need to do for His glory, He alone will guide us to accomplish the results.
To bless us with us ‘Peace’, our God gave His life on the Cross of Calvary. He took away our transgressions, He was wounded and bruised for our iniquities. Isaiah 53:5 “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and by his stripes we are healed.”Jesus died on the Cross to separate us from our sins and God created the fruit of peace in our lives, through His Spirit. Grace, mercy and peace are very essential qualities in every human life. God loved us -that is His grace for us. God gave His life on the Cross – that is His mercyupon us;whilepeace is thefruit of great blessings from God. When all these three things are in an individual, they are blessed. Apostle Paul writes in 1 Timothy 1:2 “Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.” In life, we can get grace, mercy and peace only through our Saviour Jesus Christ. Our God wishes to give us peace. Apostle Paul writes that it is only through Father God & Jesus Christ our Lord that we will be blessed with peace. 2 Timothy 1:2 “To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.”Just as there is a physical body, soul and life in an individual, similarly in our life we need God’s grace, mercy and peace.
Ephesians 6:15 says “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;”When we are blessed with the spirit of grace, mercy and peace, we must then be ready to preach the Gospel of peace. We should not hesitate in life and we should always be ready. When we are not ready, God can take itaway from us and give it to the one who is ready. God thus chooses such a vessel who is ready to take the gospel of peace to Samaria, Judah and to the ends of the earth. Thus, those who are blessed with grace, mercy and peace should be ready at all times.The Bible says in Proverbs 16:25 “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.”The path that a man chooses,may seem to be right according to him, but actually it may be a path of death. Yes, to go to hell there are many ways, but to enter the Kingdom of God there is only one way. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”It is easy to choose the way to hell, but it is difficult to choose the way to heaven. If we are to be pure ghee for the Lord, we need to go through the entire process of ghee making viz. milk, curds, beating and churning, followed by melting over the fire to finally become pure ghee. Also remember the game of ‘Snakes and Ladders’, for when we listen to God’s Word we will go up the ladder and reach up, while if we disobey God we will go into the snakes mouth and fall down from a great height. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life,hence we need to obey every Word of God.
In every human life, the past is not important nor is the present;it is how we plan to live our future that is important to God. In the Holy Scriptures, we know the story of Solomon, the wise man. God blessed him immensely from childhood. Whatever he wanted, God honoured him with it all. But later in his life, we know that he had many wives and concubines. God still forgave him. Even when he married them, God was not angry, but when he began worshipping the other gods of his wives and concubines, and made them altarsfor worship, this angered God very much and Hisanger came upon Solomon, for this was not pleasing in God’s eyes. We should never forget the way of truth and travel on the path of darkness. 1 Kings 11:1-11 “But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites;Of the nations concerning which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods: Solomon clave unto these in love.And he had seven hundred wives, princesses, and three hundred concubines: and his wives turned away his heart.For it came to pass, when Solomon was old, that his wives turned away his heart after other gods: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as was the heart of David his father.For Solomon went after Ashtoreth the goddess of the Zidonians, and after Milcom the abomination of the Ammonites.And Solomon did evil in the sight of the LORD, and went not fully after the LORD, as did David his father.Then did Solomon build an high place for Chemosh, the abomination of Moab, in the hill that is before Jerusalem, and for Molech, the abomination of the children of Ammon.And likewise did he for all his strange wives, which burnt incense and sacrificed unto their gods.And the LORD was angry with Solomon, because his heart was turned from the LORD God of Israel, which had appeared unto him twice,And had commanded him concerning this thing, that he should not go after other gods: but he kept not that which the LORD commanded.Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.” Thus, God’s anger came upon Solomon and God gave Solomon’s kingdom to another servant.
Job 1:6-12 “Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it.And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought?Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about his house, and about all that he hath on every side? thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land.But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face.And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD.”
Satan roamed around the world and came before God. God asked Satan whether he had seen Job, His servant.Satanconfirmed that he had seen him and told God that Job was faithful and worshipped Him onlybecause God had blessed him immensely and put a hedge of protection around him and his family. God permittedSatan to test Job; to destroy him completely but not to touch his soul. Satan attacked Job. Job suffered loss in every way -he lost his entire family, all his wealth, property and animals too. But Job never sinned against God even through all his trials and tribulations. Job 1:22 “In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
Our Lord God is watching over us, and how we fight our battles. In every work of ours, we need to only fulfill God’s desire. When we are obedient to every commandment of God, we will get victory in our life. Revelation 1:5-6 “And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.”There is only one way, truth and life. It is way of Jesus Christ.
May this message bless all those who read it.
Praise the Lord!
Pastor Saroja M