Alternate Life??


Hello and a hearty welcome once again to all of my wonderful and faithful readers out there! My heart is always filled with love and excitement when I write to you of My God and my dear Savior Christ!

Today let’s pick up on where we left off last time about the subject of fear. In the last post we talked about the fear that eats away at people which is the fear of evil or danger- this is in a way the forbidden fear as the fearful will be denied entrance to heaven as we read in the Book of Revelations.

So now let us take a look at the second kind of fear- the fear of God. Now that is the fear that I would give anything to see in every man on earth, but something that alas is gone from the hearts of most humans today. So the one question remains: Why fear our own Father Who helps and saves us?

That is probably a question that non-Christians would ask. That’s just because they don’t understand the depths of the relationship we have with our God.

When we say that we fear our God, we don’t mean to imply that we are scared to death of Him and have nightmares every night. NO. Our fear is one of admiration and love and respect and reverence. To fear God means to realize and accept that our God is powerful to smite us if He wants but He doesn’t do that as long as we walk in His righteous path because He loves us that much and He wants only for our own good.

Only a loving father will punish his child when he goes astray, correct?

Our fear for God is one that is rooted in as I said again, love and reverence. Without this we are nothing.

Deuteronomy 6:1-2

King James Version (KJV)

6 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

Now let us change our path of thought to something new. For quite a few posts I have been explaining some of the Ten Commandments. Now let us take a detour for a bit and then come back to the Commandments.

You must have been confused by the title of my post. But this is what I want to introduce to you today. Alternate life.

Now have you heard of the concept of UFO’s? Wait.. I ask you to not judge quickly and leave thinking that I’m fooling around.. which I am NOT. I have never, am not presently and will never in the future publish gibberish or pointless subjects in this blog nor will I ever write out lies to the world for my God would punish me heavily for that.

Now back to the subject. Most of this world is now acquainted with the idea of a possibility of life apart from earthly life. And most of us have heard of claims of many people saying that they have seen UFO’s or seen actual aliens. So one day we started wondering as to what exactly these aliens are.

And we came to a conclusion. Which I shall explain in my next post. But for the time being I want you to ask yourself what your personal opinion is about aliens.

I’m sorry but for now I have to go. I wish for nothing more than to spend all my time writing out to all of you out there in the world thirsting for the true word of God and longing to know the true God. But due to the restraints of life I cannot. But stay tuned for my next post where I’ll introduce my personal views on this subject and concept of aliens. I’ll just be stating my opinions, that’s all.

God bless you abundantly, my dearest readers and children in Christ! 🙂

For questions, here’s my email: steny8295@yahoo.in

My father Joy Simon is an evangelist. If you need prayer, then please do e-mail him:
joysimonapb@yahoo.com

God bless you and until next time, may the peace of Christ be with you all!

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Fear not.. please..


Hello and welcome once again my dearest readers! I’m so happy about this blog as the number of readers I’m getting is on a constant rise now! Thank you so much Lord!

Today let’s think of something I never mentioned that I would talk of in my previous post- FEAR

This is something dominating the hearts of almost every human being on earth today. Fear. Oh, how I despise that word! That four-letter word is the manifestation of a feeling that could cost us our eternal future if we are not careful.

What exactly is fear? Why do we have it? What things do we fear? Which of these should we actually not fear? What is wrong with fearing something?

Our basic questions in place, let us start our venture into the roots of fear. So what is fear?

I looked up the meaning in the online dictionary I mentioned in my last post (and I should say this dictionary is a great resource for anyone- click here to visit). I got several interpretations for it, but I shall mention some of the most important and basic ones:

1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, etc.

2. Reverential awe (esp. towards God)

So these are basically the two meanings I think we should consider as the others are just different forms of these two meanings. So the first meaning is the common fear that everybody has in this world. “A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger or evil.” Let me say that this is the fear that God hates. Yes, He HATES fear of evil. , especially when He finds that  His children are torturing themselves with this fear.

If you have read the Holy Bible before, you will find so many instances where you hear this: “Fear Not, for I am with you.” or just simply  “Fear not.” Now have you thought why God would say this so many times?

We as the children of God, have nothing to fear but God Himself – this ties into the second meaning of fear, which we’ll discuss in a bit – because God is the only one who has a power over our lives if we believe so. A true child of God has no need to fear things like evil or death or injury or danger. Those are things that will never be able to affect us if we are on the righteous path before God and if we trust and believe in Christ our Lord.

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?

1 Chronicles 28:20

David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
Read through these verses and see why God dislikes your fear of evil. Why should we fear something that God will never allow to afflict our lives? Being a child of God and at the same time being paranoid about every single thing that you feel may hurt you is similar to a child holding hands with his parents while crossing the road and still yelling and screaming of fear of the cars that lay stopped on either side. They have NO and I mean ABSOLUTELY NO POWER OVER YOU. When God is holding your hands, why fear the powers surrounding you?
A father always makes sure the cars stop before taking you to the other side of the road, doesn’t he? Well let me tell you this- ourFather is countless times stronger- no, He is

Trust Him- He’ll take you there safe..

infinitely powerful and almighty that He will destroy the powers surrounding you for your sake. When you have such a beautiful father at hand and if you are holding His hands along the way, then why fear?

He will take you to the other side safe. You will be safe and happy with Him on the other side as long as you don’t let go of His grasp. We all will be. The trouble with us is that we try to get out of His hold to go after the many distractions on the way. Please don’t do that for your own sake.
Now read his verse also:

Revelation 21:8

King James Version (KJV)

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Now, read over that once more, please. Who exactly is at the top of the list?

“The Fearful”. Yes, the fearful are the first group to burn in fire.

Why would the fearful burn in the fire of hell? Because they don’t trust and believe in God. Yes. A little fear once in a while is acceptable. But those who fear every single thing in life and even betray their Savior for their own sake, fearing evil forces may attack them- these people are going straight somewhere unpleasant. But what about Peter then? There’s a difference. He cried out and repented right after betraying Jesus. Now would you repent if you betrayed you Savior? Would you even feel guilt in heart? Just think of it.

When you believe that nothing in the world can stop you, then nothing in the world can. When you believe that God will be with you no matter what, then He will be there, believe me. But if you believe that the devil has the upper hand on you, then trust me, he will have the upper hand on you.

Luke 7:50 “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”

In the next post, we’ll wrap up the idea of fear and we’ll begin on a new subject that I know you will all be curious to know of.

Law and Order


Hello there again dear readers! I’m glad to be writing to you today!!

For quite some time we’d been discussing several things in my blog, and I hope you’ve been able to analyze them all and come to conclusions on several matters… Well, from today onwards I will be spending some time on this specific subject. “Law and Order”

Now, many people today limit their Bible reading to the Psalms, where there is a lot of

Why not extend your reading to the “piercing” parts of the Bible? Such as God’s laws and what you’ll have to face if you disobey them??

chapters of praise to God and where it is described of how God will bless us and help us and keep us safe and guide us.. Of course you should read the Psalms; it is an important part of the Bible. But why stop there? If not the Psalms, some people choose to pick out some “safe” verses of the Bible, if you know what I mean.. verses that say again of God’s blessings to His children. But as I said, why stop there? Why do people often “forget” about or ignore the verses stating facts like the laws of God and the consequences you’ll have to face if you disobey them?

I mean each and every word written in the Bible is to be read.. The Bible is a concise writing consisting of prediction, law, truth and information. The past, the present and the future is reflected throughout it’s chapters. No science has ever been able to disprove the Bible’s writings.

Hebrews 4:12

King James Version (KJV)

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.

The Word of God is a Two-Edged sword

The Word of God is “sharper than any two-edged sword”..
Two-edged means it can pierce at both sides. When we use the Word of God, it can not only pierce your enemy, but it can also pierce you, if you haven’t worn the shield of righteousness. What I’m trying to say is that no matter how big of a believer you are, if you have strayed from the path of righteousness even the slightest bit, then the Word can also pierce you.

So why did I say so much about the Word of God and yet name the post “Law and Order”?

You’ll see soon enough. God has set us a strictly righteous path to follow in order to reach heaven. It’s our fault if we allow ourselves to even accidentally stray from it a little bit and

What path have you chosen? Are you still on track with your chosen path, or did you “accidentally” get off of it some while back?

then follow some other path to nothing but the opposite of heaven.

In order to walk the righteous path, God has given us the TEN COMMANDMENTS. Obeying these commandments and at the same time believing in Jesus and repenting from our ways and being baptized- this beautiful mixture of the colors of Christian life will turn you white, but only if all colors are added.

( I just remembered, if you take a little round disc, and divide it equally into six [or seven] parts and color each part one of the six basic colors, and then pass a thread through the middle of it and spin it in high speed, you can see that they merge into the color white! )

So stay tuned for the next post as we will be discussing the Ten Commandments and what to make out of each of them, from a lot of different perspectives.

If you have any questions on the matter, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at: steny8295@yahoo.in

For special prayer requests, e-mail my father Evg. Joy Simon at: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

God bless all of my wonderful readers who take their time to know God, and dtill we meet next time, May the peace of Christ be with you! 🙂

 

Christ’s Return- My Aching Wait


Hello there again dear readers! I’m so sorry I haven’t been able to post articles for a few days this week… I may have to change the “one post per two days” practice of mine to ” a post per 3-4 days” as now I’m returning to my studies and I’m becoming a lot more busy than before. But I’ll never stop posting.. of course not! Oh, and I request all readers to take part in this poll:

I was planning on starting a series of related subjects this time, but I’ve decided to postpone that to the next time. Right now I’d like to share a poem I wrote a while ago. I wrote it with feelings deep from my heart so I thought I’d share it with my dear readers.

It’s a poem I wrote one day when I couldn’t stand the wait for Christ’s return. I was sitting outside, gazing at the sky, clouds floating by lazily…

I started thinking of how Jesus  Christ, the one I love most in this world, will someday come in one of those clouds to take us back home.. then I thought, “why does He take so

long?” My heart got filled with both the excitement of being taken to heaven someday in the rapture, and the feeling of loneliness as I wait and wait and wait.. and out of that chaos of feelings, this poem came to existence: Enjoy! 🙂

Your Return

When, my Lord, shall You return,
When , to calm my heart in burn?

For, ages, I have searched the skies,
And tears, I shed from aching eyes.

At every thunder roaring high, 
I hope to see the face of Thine.

At every lightning gleaming by,
I hope to meet You in the skies!

For, like a child away from home, 
And like a leaf amidst the storm,

I seek the path I lost, the way
That leads me home when I'm astray.

Purify your hearts


Hi again dear readers. I’m glad to write for God again!

I don’t know why, but for some reason I decided that the title for my post today should be “Purify your hearts”. I never thought of what I’ll write as my content, but it seems that my fingers know just what to do.

A key component of a good prayer is a pure heart. When you sit down to pray, your hearts must be pure, and by pure I mean in all ways pure. Only a pure heart can connect with God.

That means that before sitting down to pray, you must check yourself thoroughly in the inside to get a clear picture of just what is exactly going on in there. Do you have jealousy towards anyone at all for any reason? Have you ever hurt someone on purpose and justified yourself in heart?

Have you ever been disloyal to someone, or taken advantage of someone’s trust in you? Have you ever been boastful of yourself and looked down upon others?

Have you ever felt ashamed to claim you’re a child of God in front of others? Have you ever betrayed Jesus by words like Peter did?

Have you ever thought of paying someone back for his bad deeds towards you? Is that thought of revenge still on standby in you heart, awaiting for a chance? Have you ever thought less of God? Have you ever thought less of Christ? Have you ever thought less of prayer? Have you ever joked of God? Have you ever thought “why do I need to pray? It’s so silly and tiring..”?

Have you ever purposely lied to God or to you close friends or family? Have you ever looked away from a person seeking help? Have you ever even considered sinning? Have you ever let sinful thoughts enter your mind at all?

Have you really lived a righteous life? Have you really not hurt anyone nor done anything wrong in life?

Consider it.

Cleanse your heart of all of these that you find down there by admitting to each of these to Christ. Open up your heart and say, “Jesus, look at me.. this is what I’ve done, and I never realized it.. please cleanse me and forgive me so I may pray in peace”

It doesn’t matter if you’re born again or baptized or no matter how much a child of God you are, you still have to make sure you’re on the right path by soul-searching, and thus

Let’s follow the model of our dear Lord and pray with an open heart, admitting your fears and doubts.. seeking solace in our Lord.. seeking the will of our Father..

realizing your own wrong-doings and repenting for them again.

Me, my mother and father do this when we sit down to pray.
I’m not ashamed to admit to God that I’ve been sometimes jealous or heartless to people. A heart that’s ready to admit it’s wrong-doings is what God loves most.

Remember this: No one’s perfect.

You and me.. we need to cleanse and purify our hearts, before we sit down to pray.

I’d like to know if you were able to try doing this yourself, so please comment.. May the peace of Christ be with you!

Fire and Ice


Hello again dear readers! I hope you have all been doing fine these past days! I have too.

I’m very pleased with the results of the poll I opened a few days ago, about what comes to your mind first when you hear the name “Jesus Christ” and surprisingly, all of you think of how He gave up His life for us. That’s very good indeed! I will soon open a new poll even more interesting, and I hope you can all participate open-mindedly!

Today, as I sat in thought, I somehow came across the idea of God and the devil opposing each other just as fire and ice. The presence of the both are so opposite to each other, that there is no in-between  situation for someone to be in. Either they whole-heartedly believe in God and follow Him, or otherwise they go with the devil’s plans.

FIRE:
There is no doubt that God is fire. Fire is something that burns brilliantly and spreads light and heat to it’s surroundings, just like God. He provides light and warmth. True, fire burns things. But it only burns the dry and dead plants and leaves. Most of the time fire doesn’t

Fire cleanses the surrounding, and provides light and warmth.

consume the living green plants. This burning of dead things cleanses the area of it ( the heavenly fire of purity that cleanses all evil ) and produces ash after deleting the impure, so that the living can use this ash as nourishment for their growth.
Fire does not beckon every person going by to come and be part of it. Those who see the light, and wish to know more and only those who wish to be part of it (I mean spiritually, to be part of the light of heavenly wisdom, not someone foolish enough to actually jump into the fire) go towards it.

ICE:

No doubt about it, the devil is the ice. The ice is frozen. Some people talk of other people as “cold-hearted”- you see what I mean? Ice is, like I said, frozen. It has no life, and cannot

Ice tends to lure you in with a little refreshing chill, and then to freeze you.

sustain life. It does not give warmth or any type of comfort to anyone. It does nothing to the dead and impure things, but it has the power to hurt and freeze living things. It makes people want to get closer by giving off a little chill at the first sight.. a cooling and relaxing chill. But once someone is completely surrounded by ice, then they cannot escape. (not unless fire (the light of wisdom) can penetrate and melt the ice (evil) and free the person.

Thus ice tends to completely freeze the living, while the fire tends to provide support for the living as I mentioned before. When I mentioned life, I meant that the “living” are God’s children. The “dead and dry” (as in leaves, chopped off birches, etc.) are the children of saitan.

Furthermore, there are many instances where God has been related with fire, told of in the Bible itself. Stay tuned for the next post where I will provide you with direct Bible quotes about this. Meanwhile, enjoy participating in the few polls I’ve opened today!

Have a great day and God bless you!

 
 

The Man who gave up a Life-Saving Opportunity


Hi there again, dear readers! I’m glad that you are able to find time to read my posts as well as I enjoy sharing these experiences and views with you!

Today I want to tell you about a man whom we met in India. He was our neighbor..about 34 years old. He had a job in Northern India (We were at the southernmost tip) and his wife and son were with him there. He came back to south India for treatment, as he had a tumor in his brain! It was growing constantly and gave him a lot of pain everyday! He was on the verge of death..

He came in seeking prayer. Well, my father prayed for him one night. He repented with all his heart and shed tears enough to flood the whole house! He was so speechless from guilt on one side and the power of the peace of Christ penetrating him on the other. After that my father prayed for him and rebuked the devil that had taken hold of his brain and life in the Holy name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

After that, he was a changed man. He was much more active and lively! He told us of how

He was more active than ever!

he used to think every month (he had to have MRI scannings every month, and it cost him a lot of money) when he withdraws money from the bank, “Why am I doing this? What’s the use if I’m dying? It seems silly to use up so much money just to find out how much more it’s grown in me…”

But now the case was different… he no longer had pain, and his head felt light.. Again, he was a changed man!

But as he had already scheduled a scanning and paid for it before coming to us, he went for his final scanning.. and the results surprised he himself as well as the doctors! There was NO TUMOR! It had completely disappeared!

We had scheduled his baptism and were waiting for his wife and son to get vacation so they too could come and be baptized. But to our dismay, a few weeks later, he fell into the depths of sin. The devil had tempted this weakling too much.. he plunged into the darkness of sin  again so much he couldn’t even think of God anymore.

And now, he is on his death bed.. His wife and child who had come excited about being

But now he’s on his deathbed….

baptized, came to a man on the verge of death again as punishment for his sin. The devil gave him cancer in his throat. This event took place just a few months ago, and he still is in his deathbed, awaiting death’s call at any time.

My friends, don’t be like this person.. do not take the miracles of God for granted.. don’t take advantage of the miraculous healing and deliverance God gives you in your life to sin with the new health He gifts you with. If you take advantage of the chance God gives you in life, then  God will take away the shield of protection He had spread over you, and you will become even more vulnerable to the devil’s attacks..

Stay tuned for the next post where we’ll look deeper into this “Shield of Protection”

Until then, God bless you and keep faith!

The Pain in My Heart


 

The Pain in My Heart

The pain in my heart is the same as the pain

Of a father whose son will look not at his face.

The fact that my sufferings all were in vain

Is a thousand times more than the pain I then faced.

 

What, for the love of His son will a father do

More than to lay himself at your feet, dead?

Is there a love of more kindness today than

The love that forgave all His murderous fiends?

 

Why, my dear son, will your eyes open not?

When did thy heart ever alter to stone?

When did my soul filled with love for thy sake

In a thousand years ever leave you in lone?

 

Answer me, son, let my ears hear your lies,

Face me, my dear, with your pile of deceit,

Puncture my heart yet again, if you wish,

With the sword of a hatred I long to delete.

 

The piercing of nails and the beating of whips,

Shall never come close to the pain I now feel

The pain in my heart is much more than the pain

Of a father whose son has forgotten of him.

This is a poem that I wrote a few weeks ago. Our dear Lord Christ is aching in His heart. We think that He suffered enough on the cross and is now living happily in heaven when the fact is He is crying in pain of the rejection of His children.

He died  for us. And yet millions of people are out there that think of Him as a myth or story that never happened. He suffered the beatings of a thousand whips with thorns attached which tore His flesh apart. He, the King of Kings, suffered humiliation and was spat at and

He DIED for us. And do we ever think of His great love?

ridiculed by gentiles.

His hands that have healed thousands and feet that many have held themselves not even deserving to touch, for He is the Holy Son of God, were pierced with huge iron nails and He was thus hanged on the cross to die amidst thieves.

I can’t start to think how selfish and ungrateful we are. When Jesus is thinking of each one of us every second and talking to the Father for us, is there ever a day in our lives when we spend every second of the day thinking of how much Jesus loves us?

I know there isn’t. I myself have sometimes forgotten of Him, but later I come to Him and repent. I cry out my wrong doings before Him, and that is what gives me peace of mind- His forgiveness. Even His own disciple Peter betrayed Him three times, but he cried in repentance afterwards, and Jesus made him a great apostle for all time.

*Please do not use this poem without my permission. Thanx! 🙂

 

 

Who I am and What I do- A story of Pure Faith


Greetings once again, dear readers!

Today I’d like to share with you all the story of when I was born. It’s a miracle that I’m alive today to write in this blog as I am.

The story takes place in a little house where my mother was pregnant with me. She and my father used to go to the doctor regularly for check-ups. But one day, when the doctor did the ultra-sound scanning, he found out a startling fact. I hadn’t grown a backbone yet! This meant that if I were born, I would have to be wheel-chaired.

And what’s more, he found that my brain was not developing like it was supposed to for babies my age. Upon more evaluation, it was also determined that I had this disease where after I was born, I would not grow tall, but rather remain as short as a two-year-old and age early and die!

They advised that it would be best to get rid of this child, because giving birth to it would only bring more heartbreak and tears to everyone.
Needless to say, my mother and father were heart-broken to hear this. They had had such high hopes for their first baby, and for it to turn out like it did, well it was just devastating, as you can imagine, for any parent.

The moment they came home, my father knelt down on the cold carpet of the little rental house they were occupying. A snowy winter was slowly starting to chill the town. My father is an evangelist, and he’s prayed for and healed hundreds of people before in his life. He was somehow determined not to give up hope in me.

He knelt down on the carpet and asked my mom to do so too. He placed his hand on my mother’s belly, and prayed with all his might to God to heal me. He prayed that I may be born just as healthy a baby as anyone else, and then he rebuked the devil that had taken hold of my life.

After that, the two of them, with  ultimate faith in Christ, went for the next checkup with the doctor. The doctor did the scanning again, and the results were, to everyone’s surprise, miraculous! Through scanning, he found that out of nowhere, a healthy and growing backbone had appeared in me! And a developing brain had also appeared in my head out of nowhere!

It was such a miracle, that the doctor himself couldn’t believe it! My parents were filled to the depths of their hearts with joy and a newly profound faith in the power of God.

And thus, on a cold and snowy 28th of December of the year 1995, I was born a healthy and crying baby to my mother!

Let me say with utmost pleasure that to the contrary of the doctor’s predictions, I have now grown to be a very healthy person; I have been able to get straight A’s in all my classes with the newly furnished brain that my God blessed me with, and I now stand to be 5 foot 7 inches tall!

This is why I can never think of anything else that could hold a better place or priority in my life that God. My dear Lord Christ has been with me every step of the way from the day I was born, and I owe my whole existence to Him. Even if this whole event hadn’t taken

My Dear Lord

place during my birth, even if I had been from the start a healthy baby to begin with, I am pretty sure I would still have been as faithful and thankful to God. I love my dear Lord so much and I feel it is my duty to share my experiences to the world in order to let the world know the truth.

I want to open the eyes of as many people as possible. It doesn’t matter if it’s just a few, but that few people realizing the truth and turning to God would give me the happiness to last me a lifetime!

What I want to say is, if God can do such great miracles for me in my life, then He can surely do it for you too, if you choose to believe. It’s my parents’ strong faith that paved the way to God saving my life.

As the title of my blog is, “Pure Faith” is the only thing you need for God to work in you lives!

For prayer , do contact my father Evg. Joy Simon via e-mail: joysimonapb@yahoo.com

Until the next time, may the peace of God be with you!