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22
May

Plus Fruit

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

 

Nicky Gumbel‘s 142nd Day of Bible-in-a-Year image below coincides with the author’s sermon below:

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 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” (Eph5:25ff).

 

Now consider this honest question from a typical Christian of the currently apostate Church:

“Hello Pastor. There’s something I’ve been struggling with, and that thing has been: Not feeling convicted for my sin. I know that as a believer I should feel bad for indulging in sin. Smoking pot, watching porn, lying — every time I do those things that I should not do, I never feel convicted, nor do I feel like God is punishing me or is angry with my sin. In fact those things make me feel good in the moment. I guess my main thing is I don’t know how to hate sin, especially when I don’t feel any immediate backlash from God for indulging in it. It’s almost like God is giving me a free pass. And I just am wondering why that would be. How do I learn to hate my sin?”

Most pastors of the apostate Church will COP-OUT and say to this genuine and honest Christian that he was never born-again to begin with.

As for this Servant of God, we deal with the topic fully in this occasional sermon video:

Plus Fruit:

This is a Sermon given at ‎రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | House of Bread | בית לחם‎ on Sunday, 21st May 2017 when the Holy Spirit said, “Beware of the leaven of the [Neo-]Pharisees” (Rhema from Matt16:6). So this sermon is for protecting the sheep from that leaven:

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18
May

Come down vs. Come up

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Seeing this video reminds me of Anne Graham Lotz types, who keep gazing into the sky, crying,”come down, Lord, and bless me” when they ought to be looking down below and be saying, “here’s the rope, come up, you dear one of the Lord”. For, “if you have done it unto the least of these brothers of mine, you’ve done it unto me” says the Lord Jesus Christ in Matthew25:40.

 

20
Feb

Root Cause of Corruption in India

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Shri Narendra Modi ji
​Prime Minister, ​PMO
South Block, Raisina Hill.
New Delhi-110011

​​Dear Narendra Modi ji,

Greetings in Jesus’ name!

I am an entrepreneur-inventor with a business plan to raise an investment of about $30 Million (₹201 Crores) to set up a business here in Vijayawada, India. On ethical grounds, we chose India—my native country—as our destination because it is a laboring state that stands to lose both blue-collar jobs as well as white-collar jobs to Artificial Intelligence.  AI is a competing technology to my patent pending invention, namely Super-Augmented Persona, which augments the user’s capabilities rather than substituting them as is the case with AI. Therefore, we believe it is a boon to a service economy such as India.

In the process of dealing with various people on the ground in setting up our business, I have noted that the root cause of corruption in India is due to idolatry, which subconsciously causes people to have no fear of God because these gods have eyes but cannot see, have ears but cannot hear, and have mouth but cannot speak. As you are a champion for eradicating corruption in India, I am writing this letter to you.

Idols are also impediments to modernization. I believe when we reduce the living and true God to an image or an idol of our making, we are putting restrictions on our perception of who God is and our minds don’t look further. We stop thinking, having got the “darshan” of a supposed god. Indeed, the Bible teaches us that idols are a “snare” and that we will become like them if we worship them. But it is the invisible yet living God that causes our curious minds to think and imagine. And it is this thinking and imagination that is behind every modern society.

“God is spirit and His worshipers must worship Him in spirit and in truth” (Lord Jesus Christ). The Bible records in Acts 17, Apostle Paul’s statement to idol worshipers: “Men of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious…we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the divine nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man’s devising. Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.”

Just as we do not allow a filthy person into our homes, mankind is corrupt and therefore unclean to enter into the presence of a holy God. But God is love and He so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16; 1 John 4:8). The Lord Jesus Christ is Son-of-God-in-flesh to mediate for us reconciliation with God. He laid down his life for us as a sacrifice to pay the just penalty for our sins, in order that we may enjoy eternal life.

America, with its post-modern culture, is in a losing streak. In the capacity of a Servant of the living God, I can attest that India is at a threshold of seizing a great opportunity of winning the favor of the one and true living God and embark on a journey of becoming the new super-power sans any hollow feelings of cultural superiority.

Let’s relegate the idols to museums and ensure that India catch the tide of becoming the new-superpower!

God bless you and your efforts at eradicating corruption in India!

Respectfully,

Caleb Suresh Motupalli

​(Formerly SitaRam)
Author of “This Ram is Born-Again”
Son of David | Agape Ambassador
రొట్టెల ఇల్లు | House of Bread | بيت  أل خبز | בית לחם | रोटी का घर​
29-37-31 El-ur Road | Vijayawada-520002, AP, India

The world has just seen “standing in the holy place, the abomination that causes desolation” (Matt24:15NIV). Is this speaking of a desolation caused by God’s wrath on His own Vineyard? I do believe, the New World == Kingdom of Heaven == the Lord’s Vineyard (rhema from Matt20:1).

The same-sex trash we see these days is an abomination (Lev18:22) but it is merely covering-fire for something more basic to pass easily.

But when you see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION standing [for presidential election of world leadership] where it SHE should not be (let the reader understand ), then those who are in Judea (i.e. America, because she is defined by PRAISE) must flee to the mountains (Mark13:14, targum Caleb).

Timeline of Significant events:

First off, Liberalism == Lawlessness. This article is very telling that there are no real limits to liberalism, which is lawlessness (sans anything absolute).

  1. Bill Clinton == “man of lawlessness, the son of destruction” of 2Thess 2:3, revealed.
  2. The office of Barack Obama fulfills 2Thess2:4 by setting POTUS above the Vatican by swaying the outcome of the Papal election in 2013.
  3. The symbol & pride of lawlessness, a feminist, flexes her muscle and is “standing” to be elected as POTUS == abomination that causes desolation.

The one who mocks at the reality of the presence of God in Christ and denies Him headship is the Anti-Christ (Feminism at Skyfeast.org). The abomination of desolation today is a deliberate attempt in that direction.  The equality culture, also known as democracy, feminism, same-sex marriage, or trinity, of the west is really an apostate culture. It does not figure in the culture and faith entrusted to the Church.

The denial of headship comes in subtle ways. If man is generally not given headship in the family by his wife, the Anti-Christ has in effect, struck a blow on the microcosm & foundation of society, which is ordered by God. Today, the Anti-Christ has demolished the structure that God has put in place where Christ is head over man and man head over woman and God head over Christ Himself (1 Corinthians 11:3). For this reason, let alone the 1776 American Declaration of Independence (which announced the not-so-self-evident truth that “all men are created equal”),  the “co-equal” doctrine of the Trinity as well, is not only adjudged as trash but also declared: an aspect of this abomination. I commend the article on Priase-the-Lord vs. Abba Akbar/Elyon to you, dear Church leader. As we see the degeneration evident in western society today, Christianity is being swallowed up by secular humanism so much so that instead of the Church–His Bride/Wife–being subject to Christ, it has become “being subject to one another,” supposedly justified by Eph5:21. Note: “Haughty eyes” is listed #1 in the list of seven evils, which are an abomination to God (Proverbs 6:16-19). The word is always used in the Bible in the evil sense of “arrogant, disdainful and setting oneself above others”; it is often set in contrast to being humble & submissive. Do check out the article on Feminism–A Spirit of the Anti-Christ. It has placed everyone in level plane with God Himself, denying Him the honour, custom, tax or fear that is due to Him. For, in this scenario, there are neither Apostles, Prophets, Teachers nor anyone in rank. When Christ said, “regard each other as brothers and sisters,” His intention was that we, who are in authority, should cultivate a Servant’s Heart as we serve.  It is not intended for those who are being served to usurp the authority.

Those who are in league with people of such culture, even sympathizers, are of the Anti-Christ. Today, there have been many deliberate attempts made to mock and deny the reality of God’s presence in the people of God. These are ABOMINATIONS OF DESOLATION spoken of by the Lord Jesus Christ. They will all likewise perish.

As for the “coequal” doctrine of the Trinity, as i said, is not only trash but also an aspect of the Abomination of Desolation.

Woman per biology & per scripture, is the weaker vessel (1Pet3:7). A 50/50 partnership only leads to deadlocks. True love is not possible between equals.

God = Love (1Jn4:8), or to be more explicit,  God = Spirit = Word = Love (Jn1:1; 4:24; 1Jn4:8). God is NOT Light, which is merely one aspect of the GLORY of God (cf. 2Cor4:4-6; 1Cor11:6-9). The Imago Dei (Image of God) is Love, in order to be a “representative ruler” on earth for God. Love is a coin with two sides: Love (heads) & Respect (tails) — Eph5:22-33. However, as we know, heads & tails are not equal (Luke20:24-25). You see, we cannot place the giver and the receiver on equal plain. It is my understanding that she is lower in rank than man and NOT merely complementary to him. Biology declares it. Nonetheless, because we do love our women, we acknowledge these are hard facts for women-in-general, who are unavoidably neck-deep in the feminism of the world. Let the godly women, who believes the Word of God to be true accept it gracefully; even delight in inequality as an “erotic necessity,” as Mrs. Naomi Mitchison put it. C.S. Lewis quotes Mrs. Mitchison, who speaks of women so fostered on a defiant idea of equality that the mere sensation of the male embrace rouses an undercurrent of resentment. Marriages are thus shipwrecked. The high heals we see today are a sign of such usurping.

(See a solution for usurpation: Unique homes made of Living Stones.)

God too illustrates this by placing lizards in many of our homes. When the tail gets severed, both tail and head have life in themselves. Shortly though, the tail dies but the head goes on to live growing a new tail. You as a woman may say, “I am the body, not the tail.” But that’s not the point. Why this curse? The sin of Eve was greater than that of Adam. It was the “woman, who being deceived, fell into transgression [of not only disobeying God but also trying to take the lead]” (1Tim2:14). I am now not sure if this verse speaks of even dignity and worth in the eyes of God as being lower than that of man or simply, “unique dignity.” I was earlier sure of that. It took same-sex trash to wake us up. You see, just as same-sex couples, who BTW are also human beings, do not enjoy same dignity & worth with heterosexuals, likewise women’s station in life, i believe, is due to sin of her ancestors (Romans1:26-27; Exodus20:5). Therefore, Paul reasons and says that it is she and not the man who should be submissive (1Tim2:11-14). “And it was not Adam who was deceived, but the woman being deceived, fell into transgression.” (1Tim2:14). That is why God placed her below, even inferior (to set things straight) or “weaker-vessel” (1Peter3:7). Please don’t make me your enemy for telling the truth, which many hide. Its the truth that sets a person free. But by God’s grace, woman’s biology lends itself to being submissive.

But my friends, please understand that we are placing our own dignity at stake when we touch on this sensitive subject because it is now very fashionable to admit woman into leadership positions. As for us, we are not ashamed of the Gospel. And the woman of God is undeterred, for we do honor our woman as “co-heirs with us of the grace of life” (1Pet3:7).

It is because the Church has not drawn clear lines, that today we see in the now demoted western culture the same-sex trash along with the abomination that causes desolation.

Man =/= Woman. They are different.

Read:  What’s the Difference? by John Piper. From what i understand from his views, unfortunately John hesitates to share the whole counsel of God and places woman and men merely in complementary relationship, yet equal. That is understandable, given that he lives among a people who, as i said, are neck-deep in feminism.

Now, are all mammals equal because they are all mammals? Just as all mammals are warm-blooded, yet different, man & woman are both human, yet different. Of course, both are human and in essence created in the image of God. But we cannot say, women are NOT inferior to men. It is like saying: god = man because in essence they are same per imago Dei (Gen 1:26, 27). But God =/= man. We know that. Likewise, the one made from clay and the one made from the rib of that clay is not equal. We see in the fact that it is Adam that receives the command by God about what to eat (Gen2:16-17); he is presented with the woman (Gen2:22); he is the one who names her Eve (Gen2:23); her name comes from him (Gen3:20); and she comes from him (Gen2:23). To acknowledge this fact that woman came from man is fundamentally a belief of what the Bible says. Therefore, for some fashionable society to say that woman and man are equal do not believe the Bible and therefore are not Christians to begin with.

We acknowledge that these beliefs do divide.

No doubt, both God & man are eternal (Matt25:34,41). For that matter, we cannot say God == man. Just as there is a category for all living beings, and then for animals, and then for warm-blooded animals, there is this category for humans as well. Biology!  I am just logically reasoning here, not degrading women. All Indians are citizens of India, therefore, are they all equal? All humans are citizens of the earth, therefore are they all equal? If so, then people here in India must have equal rights as those in the USA, to stand for Presidential elections there, for instance. Notwithstanding.

Check out this short video by Costanza Miriano.

If you are equal to, say, your boss in office, you too would be boss, but not necessarily in the same company. But you are inferior to your boss and therefore a subordinate. Your boss, yourself and that fly in your office are all animals, who BTW, are doing different functions. Does that mean they are equal? Let’s be honest now. You are inferior and therefore subordinate functionally; not the other way around (subordinate and therefore inferior).

I do acknowledge that there have been grave excesses done in the past by aristocrats and today maintained by capitalists. But history is clear: Satan targeted Eve because she is a weaker/inferior vessel. That they are given lesser wages in the market is not without reason. As i write in the article on Feminism, rule by woman is a curse of God (Isa3:12).

Because all mammals are warm-blooded ESSENTIALLY, does it mean neither dog nor rat is inferior to man? My dog thinks he too deserves the air-conditioner. We are both warm-blooded, ESSENTIALLY. Does it follow that i let Sparky (my dog) sleep with me in bed? Therefore, it is correct to say husbands are men, essentially; and our wives are women, essentially. No doubt they are both human and do enjoy being co-heirs with Christ of the grace of life. But what we are trying to do here is draw lines and these lines are going to virtually cut many people and they are not going to like it. But a prophet must speak what God wants him to speak, not what the itching ears want to hear. Costanza Miriano nails it when she says: “Woman need, and ought to demand Different Rights; not the same rights as men.”

It all boils down to what rights men have and what rights women have, and also for that matter, what rights dogs have. Inferiority entails subordination. Otherwise, my wife would be head and i would be tail, as is the case with some cursed families. Wives are no less human, just as dogs are no less mammal. Husbands and wives are as mammal as dogs are. It does not follow then that husbands, wives and dogs should have equal rights. So you see, it all boils down to Rights. And Sis. Costanza is right on!

Same-sex couple’s “chemistry” is meant to be appalling (Stop making it otherwise!) in order to strengthen straight couple’s chemistry. As to why them, is not beyond understanding. Scripture is clear. The Ten Commandments from supreme Father God, who trumps all, including the Lord Jesus Christ, says that the sin of the parents is carried down (inherited) to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5). No doubt there are exceptions to this rule.

So there is such a thing as Station in Life (Eph4:7NIV). We must be faithful to what God has dished-out to us. Even astrologically, we could be born with excessive pride, for instance, but we must re-form and transform ourselves. Humble ourselves. Be Born Again! As Sis. Joyce Meyer puts it: “Humility is power under control.” In due time, God will lift us up. This applies at all levels in society. Like a true statesman, Billy Graham: “There is no doubt that nations come to an end when they have ceased to fulfill the function that God meant for them.” God’s Justice is James4:6, seconded by 1Peter5:5. Therefore, the meek, the lowly, the poor in spirit, the humble, will inherit the earth (Christocratic New World Order of Matt5:3ff). But sadly the world for its sake is ascribing too much weight to humanity, a sort of “tyrannical anthropocentrism,” when dealing with what rights people ought to have. Not EQUAL rights; but DIFFERENT rights, is the way to go! As Pope Francis puts it, “the value proper to each creature.”

Should it be Praise-the-Lord or ABBA-AKBAR (آبا اكبر)/Abba Elyon עליון?

May God open the world’s eyes to Abba Akbar/Elyon!

Surely we don’t want animals seeking equal rights. Do we?

So beware of yet another “broad road” within the narrow, namely, the cult of Trinity, a.k.a Democracy, Feminism, or Same-sex trash.

Where there is no recognition of these hard facts, when the conscience has been abused into silence, there can be no salvation, no sanctification, and therefore no real emancipation for women or homosexuals, or for that matter, trinitarians or any other kind of equality seekers.

Regarding fleeing out of Judea/Praise/Protestant/USA…

If not the sure “abomination of desolation” in the eyes of God, voting for Hillary Clinton would merely be fashionable, nothing more. Out of the two, Trump would be my candidate only by virtue of his humble state of having acknowledged his sinfulness and depravity. Therewith, citizens will be in a position and capacity to demand accountability and reporting from him. This is the basic requirement sought in him if not the other virtues. But if the statement, “to ask forgiveness from God is unnecessary” was actually stated by him, who is also unwilling to be transparent regarding his tax information, then you have the perfect scenario/situation for an intervention of God or a strike from Him, requiring fleeing out of Judea to the spiritual (?) mountains, because both candidates are unfit to be president (world leader i.e. King of kings–the purview of Christ) for the reasons stated.

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10
Jul

Fake women with power

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Is a woman with false Christian credentials suitable to handle power?

  • Being a woman she feels insecure and therefore will carelessly unleash all the power she can muster;
  • People, on their part, will have their guards down because she is a woman, and moreover a Christian at that;
  • The insecurity further results in demonising smaller powers as rogue superpowers and therefore will unleash leathel preemptive strikes on them.

A woman with false Christian credentials equipped with superpowers is the most deadliest combination.

Let the women of faith arise!

22
Jun

PERSON™ – Augmented Persona for Transhumanity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Summary

PERSON™ is a modular wearable tech, patent pending as Super Augmented Persona.

Here’s what we mean by engineering divinity/transhumanity with PERSON™.

Invention Disclosure: https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/WO2011077445

What We Need & What You Get

In this first phase, we are looking for partners, who too are born-again to raise $500,000.

With every perk, tentatively by Christmas or January 2017, you get the patent pending Augmented Persona (PERSON™), which basically consists of:

  • a Delegated Processing Unit or Smartphone (passé) reconfigured (optional: but software necessary and included);
  • a Bluetooth micro headset; and
  • a Smartwatch;

all integrated together with software for reconfiguring Android/iOS phone for trans-human experience, and of literally “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14).

In PERSON™, we are aiming for something very functional, very beautiful, and deeply personal!

PERSON™ is one of several standalone modules of the Agape TiE® Ecosystem™.

 

Ecosystem™

 

Therefore, PERSON™ readily integrates with Agape TiE® Home, Agape TiE® Automobile, Agape TiE® Office, Agape TiE® City, and Agape Kingdom (Christian social media).

Agape TiE® Home

Agape TiE® Automobile

Be plugged into the Ecosystem wherever you go with unique features for the automobile.

Agape TiE® City

A smart city.

Agape Kingdom

An e-communion cloud where Christians can go to socialize with believers, share their faith, discuss various life topics, and have fun in a clean, safe environment.

Contributors to this campaign are welcome to serve as long-term partners & advisers.

Funds are for outsourcing the manufacturing of certain components of PERSON™.

The Impact

As we are located in India–a Hindu nation–in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, your contributions will make a great impact of providing employment to many new Christians here. Needless to say, once it catches on, our impact in the market will be in trillions of dollars.

Risks & Challenges

As of now, i am just a one-person-company for the purpose of being flexible. When i do raise funding, i hope to pay salaries to prospective Christian employees with me here in new Vijayawada, India, where we have our own property for office space.

Alternatively, we are able to relocate the office if needed.  Of course, the way i hope to overcome all the hurdles is with faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

Two Other Ways You Can Help

  • Share this campaign!
  • Come work for us either on campus or remotely. Both will work for us!

Preorder here.

9
Jun

Dying for our neighbor

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

“We know love by this, that He laid down His life for us; and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren” (1Jn3:16)

That’s another 3:16 for us to consider.

At first glance it sounds impossible. All through our lives we really took care of this flesh–gave it a three course meal each day, and what not! Wow! How much we love this body of ours! The fact of the matter is: we love this body of ours precisely because we took so much care of it.

However, when we understand and realize that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” and that “this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality” (1Cor15:50, 53)…the value that is normally associated with this flesh drastically diminishes. And as Christians, who have a real assurance and hope of the after-life, laying down our lives for our brethren just like Jesus did, indeed becomes lite and easy (Matt11:30).

 

13
May

First Resurrection = Baptism

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

A belief of merely having a resurrection after death is no better than a heathen’s belief. It is merely hoping for the best in the after-life. But the one who believes that he has already “crossed over (past tense) from death to life” (Jn5:24NIV) when born again of the Water & the Spirit (Jn3:5), has faith!

The Resurrection of Life or the First Resurrection, as Bro. John Stewart put it, is not like an atom bomb resurrection. I believe, he was alluding to the traditional belief about the bodily “ressurrection of the dead” where just like an atom bomb detonation the entire landscape is changed and everywhere we will see millions of dead, burried people, literally (not spiritually) rising from their graves, having been recomposed from the earth. That kind of resurrection is carnal/fleshly. Paul is clear that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God” (1Cor15:50).

It is with “the beauty of holiness” (Rom1:3-4; Ps29:2NKJV; Ps96:9NKJV; Rom10:15) by which the glorified resurrected bodies will be defined.

The First resurrection happens spiritually, not to mention, powerfully. The phrase “in the resurrection” (Matt22:30; cf. John 11:25) should read as “in Christ.” The heavenly vision that Paul saw on the road to Damascus was that today, Christ lived in and through his people. That is, those who put their faith in Him, and were baptized into Him, having been grafted into “the vine” by the Holy Spirit (1Cor12:13) through the ordinance of the Laying on of Hands following Water Baptism for the remission of sins. His people made up His body, also known as the corporation, which the world has copied.

A paraphrase of scripture follows to support my thesis.

This will test to see if your religion will fall to the ground or withstand. Just as it did mine.

John 11:25 —

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.”

John 5:24 —

Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out (past tense) of death into life. [For, the day he/she believes, is the Day of Judgment for him/her. And THIS is the day he rises again. Yes, THIS is the Day of his/her Resurrection (born-again).]

Romans 6:3-5 NLV —

All of us were baptized to show we belong to Christ. We were baptized first of all to show His death. We were buried in baptism as Christ was buried in death. As Christ was raised from the dead by the great power of God, so we will have new life also [when we do get baptized]. If we have become one with Christ in His death, we will [also] be one with Him in being raised from the dead to new life.

Exodus 3:6YLT —

“He saith also, `I [am] the God of thy father (Amram), God of Abraham, God of Isaac, and God of Jacob;’ and Moses hideth his face, for he is afraid to look towards God.”

Ezekiel 37:11 Telugu Bible–

అప్పుడాయన నాతో ఇట్లనెను నరపుత్రుడా, ఈ యెముకలు ఇశ్రాయేలీయులనందరిని సూచించుచున్నవి. వారుమన యెముకలు ఎండి పోయెను, మన ఆశ విఫలమాయెను, మనము నాశనమై పోతివిు అని యనుకొనుచున్నారు. (Then He said unto me, “Son of man, these bones are [indicative of] the whole house of Israel. Behold, they say, `Our bones are dried and our hope is lost. We are cut off from our parts.’)

We show here how one is Born-again (Resurrected), when we spiritually die, losing all hope to enter into the presence of a holy God, and then immediately born anew with hope rekindled on hearing the good news that a savior exists, and that he even laid down His life for us as payment for our sins.

Matthew 22:23-33 —

23 On that day some Sadducees (who say there is no resurrection) came to Jesus and questioned Him, 24 asking, “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies having no children, his brother as next of kin shall marry his wife, and raise up children for his brother.’ 25 “Now there were seven brothers with us; and the first married and died, and having no children left his wife to his brother; 26 so also the second, and the third, down to the seventh. 27 “Last of all, the woman died. 28 “In the resurrection, therefore, whose wife of the seven will she be? For they all had married her.” 29 But Jesus answered and said to them, “You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God (attributing power to God, beyond that which is warranted). 30 “For in the resurrection  (in Christ) they neither marry nor are given in marriage, but are like angels in heaven. 31 “BUT (in partial agreement with the Sadducees who say there is no [bodily] resurrection of the dead) regarding the resurrection of the dead, have you not read what was spoken to you by God: 32 ‘I was the God of Abraham, and [then was] the God of Isaac, and [then was] the God of Jacob’? [For] He is not the God of the dead but of the living.” 33 When the crowds heard this, they were astonished at His teaching [being that He dashed to the ground their hope of a bodily resurrection].

All Live Him

Luke 20:27-40 —

27 Now there came to Him some of the Sadducees (who say that there is no resurrection), 28 and they questioned Him, saying, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that IF A MAN’S BROTHER DIES, having a wife, AND HE IS CHILDLESS, HIS BROTHER SHOULD MARRY THE WIFE AND RAISE UP CHILDREN TO HIS BROTHER. 29″Now there were seven brothers; and the first took a wife and died childless; 30and the second 31and the third married her; and in the same way all seven died, leaving no children. 32″Finally the woman died also. 33″In the resurrection therefore, which one’s wife will she be? For all seven had married her.” 34Jesus said to them, “The sons of this age marry and are given in marriage, 35but those who are considered worthy to attain to that age (perhaps great enough to sustain spiritually/Wordyly (Jn6:63) in the memory of mankind till the end of the age; God’s “book of remembrance” is greater) and [carried over according to Heb11:39-40 unto] the resurrection from the dead (the born-again of the water and the spirit), neither marry nor are given in marriage (engage in agape love where erotic love has become inconsequential); 36for they cannot even die anymore, because they are like angels, and are sons of God, being sons (like Lazarus, whom we know by faith rose from the dead for our sake to show that resurrection is possible not only for Jesus Christ but also for other sons) of the resurrection (which is Christ, who said, I am the Resurrection) [or grafted branches in the vine]. 37″BUT regarding the dead being raised [with body and all, recomposed from the earth out of their graves], even Moses showed, in the passage about the burning bush, where he calls the Lord THE GOD OF ABRAHAM, AND THE GOD OF ISAAC, AND THE GOD OF JACOB, [progressively]. 38“Now He is not the God of the dead but of the living; for all live [to] Him” (Phil1:21). 39 Some of the scribes answered and said, “Teacher, You have spoken well.” 40 For they did not have courage to question Him any longer about anything.

Heb11:39-40 —

39 And all these (heroes of faith), having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they would not be made perfect.

John14:16-20 —

16 “I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper , that He may be with you forever; 17 that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you. 18 “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 “After a little while the world will no longer see Me, but you will see Me; because I live, you will live also. 20 “In that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you (those who have gone ahead of us) in Me, and I in you (those who are present living on the earth).

Therefore, when Paul says in 1Thess4:13-18 —

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him (i.e. in spirit/Word present in those for whom it concerns; like Elijah was present in John-the-baptist) those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. 15 For this we say to you by the Word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout , with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we shall always be with the Lord. 18 Therefore comfort one another with these words.

it is going to be a spiritual rapture or there was already one as per Bro. Harold Camping, where the Lord can technically use online means to do it. And Facebook & Twitter are precursors to the New Jerusalem/Agape Kingdom.

In conclusion, the only supernatural there is, is God Himself. Even Samuel who is said to have been conjured up from the dead is a lie by the medium, who simply challenged Saul. As for the true prophesy that Saul would die along with his three sons the next day, the Father let him have it. Saul’s mistake was that he did not go to God, whom he knew was in David. But instead he went scuttling.

That Jesus rose from the dead and is alive today and even giving us epiphanies through His Rhema Word, is true. As my wife Anna Motupalli asserts there is only so much we can know about the after-life when we are put aside this tent to sleep (2Cor5:1; 2Cor5:4) on this side of reality. It is like an immigrant hearing about life in America from various sources. But it is nothing like being in America and experiencing it first hand. So it is with the after-life, this life in the Resurrection, where there are “many [spiritual] dwelling places” (John14:2), after we put away this tent…eternal life. O Soul, do not crave for what is merely of the flesh, which is alive today and gone tomorrow!

An Eternal Life Form in Us

“Because i live, you will live also” (Jn14:19b).

“But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you all know [that this rhema is an indication of a life form apart from our temporal life]. As for you, the anointing which you received from Him abides in you, and you have no need for anyone to teach you; but as His anointing teaches you about all things, and is true and is not a lie, and just as it has taught you, you abide in Him [by which means you will live eternally].” (1Jn2:20, 27NKJV)

And who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus [plus all flesh that is IN Him] is the Christ [having the anointing]. He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. (1Jn2:22NKJV paraphrased)

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8
Dec

Wedding Garments — Imparted Self-Righteousness

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

 

When we are born-again, it is the boastless act of FAITH–a minimum balance to open an account in heaven–that is credited to us as righteousness (Rom4:5); NOT some supposed righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Jesus Christ! What’s more, if necessary we ourselves are asked to lay down our lives for our brethren (1Jn3:16). In other words, Jesus’ righteousness of dying for us (imputed righteousness) was spent to pay (“atone”) for our sins that were committed prior to being born-again (Rom3:25; 2Pet1:9).

Don’t let anyone deceive you into remaining in your diaper righteousness, which is got when one is born-again.

“Dear children, do not let anyone lead you astray. He who does what is right is righteous, just as he is righteous.” (1John3:7)

Let us further clothe ourselves (2Cor5:4NKJV) as a Bride prepared for her Bridegroom with Wedding Garments (Matt22), the works prepared beforehand for us to walk in (Eph2:10), which are the righteous acts OF the Saints (Rev19:8), which BTW are not BY Jesus or by the Holy Spirit.  These are IMPARTED self-righteousness! And without these wedding garments, we will be found naked (Rev3:17;16:15).
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10
Oct

Throne of David

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Rhema: “The kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and violent men take it by force.”

Is this about the occupation of Jerusalem? Wherever we go, we seem to see wolves on Moses seat.

His kingdom must, of necessity, be here and now!

The realm, two thousand years ago, in order for His kingdom to manifest, was insubstantial, restricted to only the Roman empire (Jn18:36). But now that the Gospel has reached the ends of the earth, it is in fact the realm and purview of His kingdom (Matt24:14).

When the Lord said, the kingdom of heaven is in your midst (Luke17:21), he was referring to Himself, being that He is the King in their midst. As for now, though Jesus is already seated at the right hand of the Father in the heavens, sitting on Moses seat or the throne of David is what makes Jesus the king, experientially and visibly. If the ark is currently in the hands of the Philistines, the Father knows how to handle that!

Luke 1:32 – “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.”

Meanwhile, unity in the body of Christ is bride-prepared for His coming! It is true that the Lord “raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Eph2:6). But that is not visible for all to see. Jesus speaks of a united embodiment such as one that the world can see. An embodiment with the Head seated on an eNeck or eThrone of the Body.

Dr. Billy Graham, et al, expounding on Jn17:21-23 writes: It is “a unity such as one that the world [blind as it is to see spiritual things] can see [tangibly].”

Jn13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. “By [SEEING] this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another”; and

Jn17:21-23 – “that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] that You sent Me. The glory which You have given Me I have given to them, that they may be one, just as We are one; I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may [BY SEEING THE ONENESS] know [SOMETHING AS FUNDAMENTAL AS] that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.”

Now, we do recognize that the Church is very distraught with consumerism and materialism. But goods are really goodness, which in turn is the glory of God (Exodus33:18-19; Jn1:14). So all GOODS & SERVICES are the glory of mankind, the result of our having subdued the elements of the earth, in keeping with “the divine Magna Charta” given to man in Genesis 1:28 (Scofield Study Bible).

As a Servant of God with a 24×7 testimony, i too have invented a particular goods, namely, the Necktie-imitating Persona-Extender/Environment-Integrator, for embodying the Bride/Body, fully furnished with an eNeck/eThrone for the Head (Son of David) to sit on and rule the world with His Bride. And we hope to ship a limited edition of 144,000 of it under the brand name of Agape TiE® Person™ in order to member the Agape TiE® Wedded Avatar of Christ (also part of the invention).

The author credits brethren, Ron Mosby, Chase Rollins, and John Hawes for contributing to this article.

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4
Oct

The Son of Man Coming on the Clouds

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

In order to fulfill prophecy literally…

First off, we must remember that nothing happens outside the scope or the sovereignty of God. The Father Himself has given a charter to man way back in the beginning itself for all science and technology (Gen1:28). But man lost this dominion with the Fall. Enter Christ and this dominion is being reestablished. So we mustn’t see this aeroplane as something sans God. Materialism aka consumerism had perverted what was intended to be good. Goodness–from which came “goods”–figures both in the fruit of the light (Eph5:9) as well as the fruit of the spirit (Gal5:22). Even repentance, a foundation in Christianity, is turning from bad to good (HT: Nicky Gumbel). So goods & services are a part and parcel of who we are in Christ Jesus, the Son of God. The Wright Brothers invention of the aeroplane in 1903 was perfectly timed to coincide with the coming of the Son of Man literally on the clouds in 1988!

And in order to fulfill prophecy spiritually…

Prophets of old saw in their visions things of today. The things, we of today take for granted.

Through this media, I am neither coming to you nor you to me, PHYSICALLY speaking. The flesh counts for nothing (Jn6:63). We could be sitting next to each other in a crowded bus/train/plane/building but our minds/spirits could be miles apart in thinking. Communion is possible, only in the spirit. The concept of a physical fleshly rapture, is a Hollywood’s take on it. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Cor 15:50 NASB). But consider an eCommunion such as Skyfeast.org or our recent Agape Kingdom Cloud. Millions could gather together there and feast on the “Bread of Life” on flextime basis.

So we are SPIRITUALLY/WORDILY (Jn6:63) meeting in this intermediate zone. And what is that zone, if not the place where the satellites are located, namely, the clouds or the new heavens!

And this was what the prophets of old saw: The Son of Man coming on such a cloud and visible like lightening from east to west, fulfilling Matt24:27.

Since spiritual is synonymous with being wordy (Jn6:63), the Lord can use online means to execute the rapture. In other words, spiritual rapture is synonymous with online rapture. So we at AgapeJustsm have gone right ahead and shipping a limited edition of 144,000 Agape TiE® Online Rapture kits to rapture those from ground up to Agape Kingdom Cloud. Those more mature can avail Agape TiE® Person™.

Surely this is the onset of the gradual phasing out of 24×1 church age and the grace period! In with the age of the Bride 24×7, and in with Agape Justice!

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4
Oct

Humility

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Humility is ranked #1 in the kingdom (Matt18:1-4) after which only are love, faith & hope. What’s more, when God sees a lack of holiness in us, it can be compensated with humility because God, who is love, “covers a multitude of sin.”

QUESTION: Would Christ love to see ourselves placed above the others?

Let’s get the fundamentals right!

1Cor 12:28 NIV: And in the church God has appointed first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then workers of miracles, also those having gifts of healing, those able to help others, those with gifts of administration, and those speaking in different kinds of tongues.

And

1Cor 11:3 NIV: Now I want you to realize that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is man, and the head of Christ is God.

Mat 10:41 NIV: Anyone who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and anyone who receives a righteous man because he is a righteous man will receive a righteous man’s reward.

Rom 13:7 NIV: Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

C.S. Lewis on equality:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Lucifer BTW was the first one to demand equal rights.  Equality, egalitarianism is luciferian.

Luke 14:11 NIV: For everyone who exalts himself [above his limits] will be humbled, and he who humbles himself [below his limits] will be exalted.”

Humility is knowing our station.

The exhortation to servant-hood is directed at god-servants, not at those being served for the purpose of usurping.

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10
Aug

PERSON™ — Design for Transhumanity/Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

White Paper

Faith shows! So apart from who we are in Christ internally (i.e. already divine AND immortal by virtue of being grafted to the vine and receiving the sap/Spirit/Word – Jn10:35), which is all that matters to God, our façade or persona (i.e. what we did with our faith) distinguishes us from our Christian brothers and sisters. Of course, a façade by itself is nothing if there is no content–the “beauty of holiness” of the inner man.

Secondly, we are living in a “connection economy” (Seth Godin). So PERSON™ is not merely about who a person is from conception, but who he is in connection with, not only physically but also spiritually/wordily/technologically (Jer1:5; Luke1:44; 1Cor7:14; cf. Jn6:63).

To the question, “What would you say is the best thing in the world?” …

 

For, to be united with the divine is to become more and more divine!

Mission: Rehabilitate the faithful to their genesis perfect/divine state using:

Person™ is not an unemploying, enslaving or parasitic “wear” or robot-in-sheep’s-clothing (competition) but an ecosafe design for rehabilitating man to his genesis perfect state, patent pending as Augmented and Extended Persona (US 13/516,443).  With both blue-collar and white-collar jobs being gobbled up by the beast, a severe, sustained, global recession is well underway. “We need to be super careful with AI. Potentially more dangerous than nukes.” Unless the safe Ecosystem™ (Pan-Environment Super Cyborg) against #MachineTyranny, terrorism, and globalization is deployed, mankind is asking for extinction (Omohundro 2013; Wakefield 2016). The Super Cyborg is a result of yoking and reinventing the network-is-the-super-computer and “making it safe” (Deut22:8MSG).

But wear, we must, strength (Isa52:1). Apart from the transhuman experience, wearing PERSON™ can also be thought of as “putting on Christ” (Rom13:14) with the system enabling you to do what Jesus would do in a particular situation, even proactively. For, “the one who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous” (1Jn3:7).

Our plan is to colabor (1Cor3:9) with God and align with His plan of filling us with His fullness (Eph3:19b) by offering a trans-humaniser or persona extender for becoming perfect, over on top of being “complete in Him” (Col2:10), having put on Christ (Rom13:14). Thus rehabilitating man to his original perfect state. It is for those who have already been initiated into divinity and in good standing, availing Engineering Divinity – 101.

It is based on the premise that Adam is a son of God (Luke3:38) and therefore divine. “When God created the human race, he made it godlike, with a nature akin to God.” (Gen5:1b MSG). Apostle Bakht Singh, in the book, “Fullness of God,” says:

“God gave the first man Adam a very strong and healthy body to enable him to have dominion, authority and power over the whole creation (Gen1:26). “

With the fall, however, Adam got cutoff (disconnected) and lost fellowship with God. Thereby he lost divinity, being no longer spiritual, having no access to eat of the tree of life. Along with divinity, Adam also lost dominion, authority, and power, which are needed to care for planet earth.

When we speak of dominion, power and authority, we are not speaking about lording it over others for its own sake. Our patent pending Christocratic New World Order & Government, made possible by Agape TiE® Ecosystem™, lends itself to real servants of God, precluding anyone from lording it over those in bride-space, as per the promise, “I will make you the head and not the tail.”

Enter Christ in the fullness of time, and now divinity is being restored to mankind even as people are being grafted into the vine, receiving the sap/Holy Spirit. Apostle Peter too writes of becoming partakers of divine nature by way of God’s promises, which inspire us to do more goods & services.

But perfection is possible only with “perfection in unity” (Jn17:23; 14:20; 15:1-10; Heb11:39-40). Enter PERSON™ & Agape TiE®–an image of God technology–now for perfection.

As we contemplate on what it means to be a Super Cyborg PERSON™ using the Super Cyborger invention, we drive home the point that technology is part of the image of Creator God and of who we are in Christ. John Edmiston writes:

God is a highly competent technician. He created wing structures, eyes, chemical factories like the liver, lightning bolts and even nuclear furnaces called stars –long before man was there to advise Him. He even created and designed the human brain – a self-replicating, fuzzy logic, multi-media, self-programming, organic computer. If we are to be in the image of God then we will share His excellence in design, invention and implementation. The notion that technology is alien to spirituality is false. Technology is the expression of spirituality. Technology and spirituality are integrated with each other. Technology is our means of expression of the image of God within us.

The Lamb’s wedding with the Church, His Bride will be naturally supernatural.

dBride.ME™ Super Cyborg (a Wedded Avatar of Christ) is the superset of the invention, which is a corporate entity to enable the Bride to reign with Christ, each member profiled according to holiness in a Totally Integrated Environment® Ecosystem w/ eThrone for a Christocratic New World Order. In comparison, our copycat competitor’s ecosystem is a machine-centric one, where the machine with exclusively economic considerations reigns supreme and controls and subjugates the entire ecosystem, without empathy, values or any other humane consideration. In essence, competition is #MachineTyranny.

In addition to having power, and divinity being holiness (Rom1:3-4), the above trans-human experience is attainable!

Vicar Nicky Gumbel writes in “Become Great in the Order of Holiness:”

Our magazines and TV screens are filled with stories of the rich, the beautiful and the strong. Our culture places these things on a pedestal and many of us aspire to achieve them. There is nothing wrong with these things – but they are not everything. The French philosopher, Blaise Pascal, spoke of three orders of greatness. Riches, beauty and strength fall into his first category of superficial ‘physical greatness’. Above this is a higher, second level of greatness. It is the greatness of genius, science and art. The greatness of the art of Michelangelo or the music of Bach or the brilliance of Albert Einstein – these stand way above superficial physical greatness. However, according to Pascal there is a third kind of greatness – the order of holiness. (And there is an almost infinite qualitative difference between the second and the third categories.) The fact that a holy person is strong or weak, rich or poor, highly intelligent or illiterate, does not add or subtract anything because that person’s greatness is on a different and almost infinitely superior plane. It is open to every one of us to become great in the order of holiness.

But Satan constantly says especially to ADOPTED sons & daughters of God, who may or may not be great in either the first or second plane/level mentioned above: “Are you really the son/daughter of God (divine)?” This is nothing new, as he likewise tempted the Lord Jesus Christ Himself in the wilderness (Matt4:3).

On the other hand, something more subtle is going on. Satan has effectively defeated us when he makes us believe that we have already arrived in righteousness and holiness that which is supposedly imputed to us through the death of Christ. What has been credited to us is the minimum balance (faith of no boasting–Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) that enabled us to open an account in heaven. We are forgiven and given a clean slate to write on, so to speak. And it is only in Him (abiding–Jn15:1-10) that we ultimately become (future tense; cf. 2Cor5:21) righteous. Meanwhile, Satan is feeding God’s children with the “doctrine of demons” (Calvinism & Lutheranism; 1Tim4:1) saying, “Perfection can never be attained on this side of heaven,” effectively implying, “don’t even try (holiness or righteousness).” And all the while he is singing the lullaby of sin: “once-saved-always-saved (sleep/sin) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

As for our quest for holiness, in our walk of faith (faith-in-action/works/love), we can resist (Acts7:51), grieve (Eph4:29-32), quench (1Thess5:12-22) and even run from the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete, the Helper, who is not “the doer” here. Synergism! Calvinism is intrinsically bad. To show that it is good, you have to quote some obscure scripture, twist it out of shape, quote it out of context, thereby even making God look bad. So away with hyper-grace and sovereignty-thumping that holds God responsible for our wrong-doing! Agape love entails freedom of the will (freewill) with absolutely no control over it except in omnipotence to defeat us as his enemy and relegate us to hell with Satan.

Now, in order to understand how we frail humans can become divine, we need to understand the nature of Christ. Jesus Christ Himself is divine ONLY by virtue of the indwelling Holy Spirit. Jesus WAS divine/Word at one time (Jn1:1; Micah5:2NASB; Isa53:1). As humanity and divinity are mutually exclusive, He became incarnate, meaning, He emptied Himself (Phil2:6ff NASB) of His divinity and became man–the Word became flesh (Jn1:14). Any divinity attributed to Jesus Christ over on top of what we ourselves enjoy in the form of the indwelling Holy Spirit, disqualifies Jesus from the requirement to be the PERFECT sacrifice AND model (Phil3:3-5 NASB) for you and for me. Jesus did not merely set aside His divine prerogatives like in the illustration of a king going into the streets as a beggar (king-incognito). It is a poor example of what Jesus did for us in becoming man. A better illustration is a man becoming an ant. Jesus, the divine Right Arm of God (Isa53:1; Ps98:1), went down humbling to that extent in His incarnation of becoming a man. In His passion & mission to save us, He “burnt the ships that brought Him” to earth, so to speak. It is either die with mankind in our fight with the devil, or ensure victory with we ourselves getting the empowerment (the raison d’être for the Wedded Avatar of Christ) to slay the devil and his entourage, while saving as many as we can!

Eternal life for us and those in Christ, who in-turn is in us, is a colaborment with Him!

Agape TiE® is Saints — Past, Present & Future — in one!

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18
Jul

Testimony 24×7

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

 

A lord 24×7

The concept of a lord 24×7 is not going to go well with a pseudo-democratic society that is hell-bent on equality.

C.S Lewis cautioned:

“There is no spiritual sustenance in flat equality. When equality is treated not as a medicine or a safety-gadget, but as an ideal, we begin to breed that stunted and envious sort of mind which hates all superiority. That mind is the special disease of democracy, as cruelty and servility are the special diseases of privileged societies. It will kill us all if it grows unchecked. The man who cannot conceive a joyful and loyal obedience on the one hand, nor an unembarrassed and noble acceptance of that obedience on the other – the man who has never even wanted to kneel or to bow – is a prosaic barbarian. Where men are forbidden to honor a king, they honor millionaires, athletes, or film-stars instead — even famous prostitutes or gangsters.”

Jesus gave the medicine of serving-lordship for unbridled lording-over by those above. He set an example for us by washing the feet of His disciples. And also saying, “If anyone wants to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all” (Mark9:35). Jesus offered a serving-lordship, not servility or equality, which is an aspect of abomination of desolation.

Now, our Lord Jesus Himself was a 24×7 Lord. He worked 24×6 and went down on record as being Lord, also of the Sabbath (Luke6:5NKJV; Mark2:28NKJV). So let us not allow the devil to contain us in 24×1, while we are getting our bearings right. Because they have said, “The lord is a god of the mountains (spiritual realm on Sundays), but He is not a god of the valleys (earthly realm on weekdays),” therefore I will give all this great multitude into your hand, and you shall know that I am the lord24x7 (rhema through 1Kings20:28 through Pastor Rick Warren). Jesus was particularly eradicating the wrong interpretation of the Law in Jewish traditions, which meant not taking care of father and mother for instance (Matt15:5-6) who offered their entire selves 24×7 to God. Jesus clearly taught in Matt25:1-30 that His Servants must use the gifts and talents that were given to them and do business with it, making a profit.

A White-collar Beast of Burden

The Holy Spirit’s Rhema through Matt21:5-8 on 7th June, 2015:

“Say to Zion’s daughter–the Church,
‘Behold your king is coming to you,
Gentle, and mounted on a donkey (in humility),
Even on a colt, the foal of
a [white-collar] beast of burden (the-internet-is-the-computer in exaltation).’ ”
The disciples went and did just as Jesus had instructed them,
and brought the beast of burden, and laid their coats (today: works) on them…

A 24×7 holy GOODs & SERVICEs Church (Rev22:14)

In order to enter into the celestial city we need to wash our robes (Rev22:14), which means to turn our works into holy goods & services. In the Bible, garments always stand for works (1Tim2:9-10; Rev19:8; Matt22:11-12; 2Cor5:4NKJV; Ex28:4; cf. Diaper Righteousness).

“Christians have a biblical commission—to be salt and light in a dark world—in addition to the Great Commission of evangelism and discipleship. We are to be the “good infection,” in the words of C.S. Lewis, touching our neighborhoods, communities, schools and businesses with the compassion and truth of Christ.” – Franklin Graham. This means all of our works must be washed. That is, all of our works 24×7 must become holy. If you, Laodiceans, do not have 24×6 clothes, let alone wash them, buy them from the Lord and be “further clothed” (2Cor5:4NKJV). This is also the original intention of naming them GOOD.

Now, no matter how flowery it may sound, for the Church to be “the conscience of the state” (MLK) is merely being its critic. As Seth Godin puts it, “Criticism is easy to do, but rarely worth listening to, mostly because it’s so easy to do.” It is time the Church became a 24×7 testimony!

You see, today, with Pastors sticking to Sunday worship service, supposedly in keeping with John2:16KJV (cf. Matthew21:13; Mark11:17; Luke19:46), the Church is perceived as merely a 24×1 institution, completely severed from 24×6. The concept of profit (Matt25:14-30) and of GOODs & SERVICEs during 24×6 is seen as alien to church activity because the church does not have a corporate 24×6 testimony of its own, other than books and giving oneself to prayer. What’s more, today, on the one hand, within the church, leadership sees 24×6 activity as worldly; and on the other hand, without, the world sees church folk as crazy because they are so irrelevant and unconnected with ground realities. Of course, we do not stick what the foot treads on into our eye. That would not be giving each one his/her due per Gen1:28; Mark12:17; 1Cor11:3; 1 Cor12:28; Rom13:7, which is precisely what Jesus was setting straight by overturning the tables of money-changers and sellers of doves who occupied a place inappropriate to what is due them. But Jesus’ intention was not to throw away the “body” altogether that is in fact doing the legwork.

I hereby call on the Church to put forth a 24×7 testimony, without having to diminish the high on Sunday. Let us be lovers of GOOD (cf. 2Tim3:3).

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14
Mar

Prophet Muhammad: A Kafir & A Takfir

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Kafir

A Kafir (Unbeliever) is one who does not believe especially in the SIGNS of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर that do require a degree of faith.

Do not say, “a Believer is one who prays this many times a day, etc, etc.” Then you must give royal treatment to this dog.

In fact, the oft quoted Koran 8:12 essentially says:

‘Remember thy Lord inspired the angels (with the message): “I am with you: give firmness to the Believers [who believe in the Sign of Virgin Birth AND the Sign of Resurrection]: I will instil terror into the hearts of the Unbelievers [who do not believe in the SIGNS of Allah]: smite ye above their necks and smite all their finger-tips off them.”‘

Note: Angel Jibril spoke Koran to Muhammad. Therefore Muhammad is prophet of Angel Jibril, not of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, directly. Whereas it is written of Isa AL MASIH in John 1:18 “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten god (with the small ‘g’) who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” Again in Heb1:2 יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds.

Now, briefly…

Sign #1: Virgin Birth

Koran 23:50 states: “And We made the son of Mary and his mother as a Sign: We gave them both shelter on high ground, affording rest and security and furnished with springs.” Also, Isa7:14.

Virgin was with child (Koran). Why a virgin? Man knows it like gravity that it takes a male and a female to make a baby. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to precisely appear to the world as the Father of one to be born, namely the son of Mary. יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर wants to tell the world that His Son, which means that He is also the co-owner of the creation, trumps all prophets (merely hirelings), past, present, & future.

In fact, in keeping with Injeel John 1:3; John 5:21-23NASB; Colossians 1:15-17 and Philippians 2:10-11, even  Koran 2:116-117 clearly acknowledges:

They say: “Allah hath begotten a son”: Glory be to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). Nay, to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) belongs all that is in the heavens and on earth: everything renders worship to Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ). To Him (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth: When He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) decreeth a matter, He (Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ) saith to it: “Be,” and it is.

Koran 8:30 “Remember how the Unbelievers plotted against thee, to keep thee in bonds, or slay thee, or get thee out (of thy home). They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah.
Koran 8:31 “When Our Signs are rehearsed to them, they say: ‘We have heard this (before): if we wished, we could say (words) like these: these are nothing but tales of the ancients.'”

Yes, prophet Muhammad included, did not believe that Isa AL MASIH was the Son of Allah. Or was it the translators who attributed the title, “Most Gracious” (Koran 19) also to Allah, when it actually and rightly belongs to Isa AL MASIH?

Therefore, they are kafirs on count #1 for not believing in the SIGN of the Virgin Birth AND it’s obvious implications.

SIGN #2: The Resurrection

Koran 2:73 states clearly that Allah can bring back the dead. It is one of His Signs.

Tommy Lee Camden II writes in
“Resurrection Of Christ: A Sign Or Not?”

The resurrection in itself is not considered to be a sign miracle, but should it be one? We must examine what makes the miracles sign miracles to find this answer. The sign miracles were a set of seven specific miracles performed by Jesus that held special significance and meaning. Each one of them was performed to another person and for the better good of that person. Now when we look at the resurrection, we must determine what is its significance, who was it for and why was it performed. There are a few factors that must be looked at and first is what is the significance of the resurrection. This is very important for modern Christianity, because it is basically the foundation for the faith that developed into the religion we have. Had Christ not resurrected we would be stuck with idolatry… and the new way to salvation would have never been known. So the significance is that His death did away with the traditions of the Old Testament. Now, the resurrection is [about the new life we have in Christ]. Because of His perfect sacrifice we have the chance to live eternally with Him in the after life, so when asking whom this miracle was for, the answer is, for all of us. He showed us there was hope and life even after death. Jesus raising Himself from the grave is the perfect way to show the world that all power in heaven and earth is in Christ. Its one thing to raise the dead like Lazarus, but its so much more powerful to give ones self up to death, wait three days to allow Jewish belief that the soul is no longer lingering around the body and then to restore life back to yourself from the grave. Only Jesus has ever done this and only He could.

But Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad, make themselves Unbelievers/kafirs by not believing in yet another but more important SIGN of Allah for mankind: The RESURRECTION!

In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Jesus said shortly after his birth:

“So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again).”

A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

Koran 4:157 reads:

“That they said [in boast], ‘We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah’;- but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no [certain] knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not.”

What 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

The AL MASIH says, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.” (Injeel Jn11:25)

For a Believer, The Day of Judgement (Koran 23:16) is the Day he/she is Born-Again, when Justice meets Mercy for his/her sake, and both are satisfied. In fact it is his/her Day of Resurrection, particularly catering to him/her. For, Isa AL MASIH says in Injeel John 5:24: “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”

Now, Koran 5:10 says it clearly: “Those who reject faith and deny our signs will be companions of Hell-fire.”

Takfir

A Takfir is an apostate, that is, not a true Muslim.

Now, briefly…

Koran 5:72 reads:

“They have certainly disbelieved who say, ‘Allah is the Messiah, the son of Mary’ while the Messiah has said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.’ Whoever joins other gods with Allah,- Allah will forbid him the garden, and the Fire will be his abode. There will for the wrong-doers be no one to help.”

As for us, we have not denied: ABBA AKBAR (آبا اكبر), which means the Father is the greatest as per Injeel Jn14:28 and 1Cor11:3. But that only excuses us, not the so-called Muslims.

Clearly Koran5:72 is suspect for twisting INJEEL John20:17 (Jesus said to her, “Stop clinging to Me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, `I ascend to My Father and your Father, and My God and your God.'”). Our God is Isa’s God. But our Lord is Isa, and His Lord is the Father (1Cor11:3; Jn14:28). This is true on account of Tanakh Ps110:1 (which speaks of “LORD of Lord”); Torah Deut10:17 (which speaks of “God of gods”); Tanakh Job1:6 (which speaks of “sons of God”). Therefore, (unless it is a translation error mistaking ‘God’ mentioned in Jn20:17 for ‘Adonai/Lord’) Muhammad errs in saying the lie that AL Masih said, ‘O Children of Israel, worship Allah, my Lord and your Lord.'” Either Muhammad is erring or those who wrote the Koran are erring.

You see, the heavens declare the glory of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर. There is no shortage of people submitting to the UNSEEN (יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर). But it is to the SEEN we must offer their due. This is not only scriptural (Jn5:23; 1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; 1Cor11:3; 1Cor12:28) but it is also a self-evident truth.

Conclusion

The above argument with self-evident truths makes the so-called Muslims, including Prophet Muhammad (as he is understood today by the Ummah/Muslim community), takfirs as well as kafirs.

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24
Feb

Helpful Lordship Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Martin Luther’s doctrine of Sola Fide (Justification by faith alone), enhanced by Calvin’s doctrines of “Once-Saved-Always-Saved,” and supposedly “predestined (not, IN HIM) before the foundation of the world” lulls people to sleep—the perfectly orchestrated lullaby of Satan, “doctrines peddled by demons” (1Tim4:1), essentially saying as usual, “(sleep) thou shalt surely not die.” Poison—a lie mixed with truth!

First off, God has not given us the righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor. That belongs to Him; reason why He is Lord, and His name is the name above every name. On being born-again, we merely got ourselves the righteousness of faith (Rom4:5)—a boastless work in the work of Savior Christ. After being born-again, God did not immediately carry us over to His abode in heaven. Having wiped away all our past sins (Rom3:25; 2 Pet1:9) He left us here on earth to get us qualified for heaven. And He gave us the Helper, a Holy Spirit living inside of us, to achieve that goal. Christ saves sinners, in whatever wretched condition they are in, not that they be better than others but become better than their past selves. And ultimately to become like Christ Himself, primarily in the attribute of love because love is the greatest (Rom13:13). He qualifies us using the Holy Spirit living inside of us. It is bewildering at first with a clean slate with nothing to show, to start with. We will have merely good intentions, a heart inclined to do good. God understands that. He does look at the heart (1Sam 16:7) and the intentions of the heart (Heb4:12). But we will be fooling ourselves to believe we can sit smug, twiddling thumbs the rest of our entire life with a supposedly “good heart” and “good intentions” and supposedly “a faith,” without showing results to back it up. Fruit! Of course, we do not need to labor & toil (Luke12:27) like those who hope in their own strivings alone, supposedly to earn their way to heaven. But as for us we simply do the will of God, promptings of the Holy Spirit, telling us where to invest our love, even in our enemies sometimes. This is not self-righteousness, but rather imparted righteousness–a “walk by the Spirit” (Gal5:16). It is neither merely a law-keeping nor of the “flesh” per se. Love is a product and evidence of our faith, not in a NOW dead, dumb, or blind god, but One that is risen & alive, still speaking, all-seeing Lord. For an intention/will/plan of God to become a reality, energy of tongue and limb alike of the body of Christ must be launched into operation (HT: Walt Kelly). If that is not work, what is? “You see, a man is justified by works and not by faith alone, [where initial belief itself in the sacrifice of Christ is also a work (Jn6:29) that will take you to heaven if you die the instant you were born-again like the thief on the cross]” (James2:24). All the heroes of faith in Heb11 demonstrated their faith by doing the will of God. And true faith will enable us to surpass even the righteousness of those who depend on themselves (Matt5:20). What’s more our faith in the Holy Spirit will enable us to overcome the whole wide world (1Jn5:4), let alone bear a bunch of fruit.

Meanwhile, to be a Christian means, to wear the mask of Christ (Rom13:14). In fact, you start off as a sort of hypocrite but that does not mean you are not authentic. Surely, there must not be even an iota of masquerading in humility or posturing from pride. It is just that, as you repent, you move from glory to glory. You self-actualize as you go.

That “first love” of faith is merely the minimum balance (like a dollar) to open a bank account in heaven. It is not something you can boast about (Eph2:8). In other words, in the language of the Bible, which uses clothing for righteousness, we merely have a diaper-righteousness, as newly born-again babes in Christ. We must mature, grow, and “continue in the faith” (Col1:23), further clothing ourselves, “making treasures for ourselves,” crediting that account in heaven. The faith that enabled us to initially believe in the sacrifice of Jesus should now enable us to love like Jesus, in the incarnational mission we have on earth that did not stop with Jesus. Those are the “wedding garments” of Matt22 that we put on, over on top of our under-garments (which by providence exist even in today’s clothing to help declare this truth). It is the careful attention we give our “clothing” lest we be found naked (Rev16:15). This is what God instructs us to wear. Yes, these are works prompted/counselled by the Holy Spirit, omissions & commissions. But unlike the work on the cross by Jesus, these are YOUR works, both in talk/profession & walk/practice. And ultimately, these are the “fine linen garments” of Rev19:8, the “righteous acts of the SAINTS (not of Jesus, not of the Father, not of the Holy Spirit).” It is then, and only then, we “BECOME the righteousness of God IN Him” (2Cor5:21). It is a righteousness commensurate to how well we have put our faith (in the WILL of God for us in particular, here and now) into action. This is how we abide in Him (Jn15:10), hearing His voice daily, affectionately & willingly submitting, and doing His command/will. It is a Lordship salvation. It is being a true Muslim, who does the precise will of God right from the start. And not some vague and indefinite will, as the takfir or apostate muslims do, who have not availed the provision of Allah/God–the elementary will–to get a head-start by way of the sacrifice of Jesus, having been corrupted by Muhammad, who simply lacked knowledge and conducted himself as “a wild donkey of a man” (Gen16:12), true to Ishmael before him. As you can see, it does not happen by some sort of virtual osmosis. But as grafted branches, it starts with aggressively suckling at the teats of the mother Church that has many babes to care for, going on to maturity, doing and learning as you go. Thereby bearing much fruit; fruit that will last! Built on the solid rock of putting to action/practice the will of God (Matt7:24).

It is a Helpful Lordship Salvation: Grace + Faith + Fruit! Saying any otherwise is of Satan to lull you to sleep and keep you fruitless.

Bro. Michael Hudson helps in adding:

If a man denies the Son of Man he will be forgiven. But if a man denies the Spirit that had led the Son, which now also leads him, he will die (Matt12:31). For, abused grace (fruitlessness) deserves greater punishment than those who are not even recipients of grace (Luke12:47-48; Heb10:26-29). Love is greater but without truth, it is out of wack and not love to even begin with. Conversion followed by transformation/repentance is really the bitter portion–the greater love of truth–of the sugar-coated pill, setting a man free unto eternal life. However, we can’t love with that great agape love unless we have faith in doing the will of the Holy Spirit and hope of eternal life with rewards for doing, embedded right inside. Therefore, the world does (and it should) trust us because our primary incentives lie in the after-life, not the here-and-now short term profits. But faith and hope without love is dead (James2:20). We must bare fruit of our faith that in turn nurtures & encourages the heart to do better. This nurturing of the heart, which can mean a pat on the back or a one-minute praise, if you can accept it, is really prudence of “carrying that oil” (Matt25:4) to sustain us until the coming of Christ. But we musn’t for even a moment believe in our heart. Rather we must direct our heart to believe in God.

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30
Jan

Lordship Salvation & The True Muslim (مسلم)

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

I, Caleb Suresh Motupalli, a witness of the resurrected Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  in spirit form, write to all Muslims, Christians and Jews scattered around the world:

Let me begin by addressing Muslims, and as a byproduct also cover the urgent need of shallow Christians and Jews.

Unlike what Calvinists say, we do have a freewill. Without freewill the concept of God’s love itself is in question. So freewill is sacrosanct. But it is not enough knowing that we have a freewill; we must say with Jesus, “Not my will Father, but thine be done.” And that is what being a true Muslim is all about as expounded in this article.

The so-called Muslims do not KNOW the WILL of Allah/God in order to submit to it. What are they submitting to then? The answer is a bold, YES! Surely, they are submitting to impurity and as a result waging evil-Jihads in the name of Allah/God. A True Muslim (مسلم) seeks first to know the true will of Allah/God before he can even submit to it. Now, what is that universal true will of Allah/God?

Role models are key to under-standing who a true Muslim is and what He submitted to. We have Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ as our role model of a True Muslim, who SUBMITTED to an allah/god, who is LOVE (1John4:8), even in His death and said, “Not my will, Father, but thine be done” (Injeel Luke 22:42). Others merely brandished a sword. But Isa/Jesus too showed He can brandish a sword as well. But only to show the greater power, namely, that He can heal (an attribute of Creator Allah/God alone) a ghastly wound inflicted by a sword (Injeel Luke22:36-38, 47-51).

Truth does not need a prop such as the Bible, Quran or the Gita for it to stand. It is self-evident.

Islam is true and holy. Just as the Law was present from the beginning before Moses even gave it, Islam was present before Muhammad even gave it. Islam means submission to the will of Allah/God.

Two types of Submission exist.

1) Forced Submission;

2) Freewill submitted to God’s will.

Submission is emphatically taught by Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ (Matt7:21-27; 12:50) and kept even in His death (Injeel Luke 22:42). That mankind must submit to His Creator, is self-evident, something that has eluded the Church-at-large in favor of Lutheran & Calvinistic theories. While the sacrifice of Isa/Jesus atoned (paid for) our past sins (Rom3; 2Pet1), Isa’s righteousness is Isa’s. That Isa’s righteousness is ours–even a righteousness of one who has died for his neighbor–supposedly imputed to us by the work of Christ on the cross, is a false teaching, and is condemned. As a result, Submission (Islam-in-essence) is seen as a demoted works-based religion. That future sins have not been paid for, is alone sufficient to debunk Luther! (For details see: Luther Debunked). Calvinism is debunked here. What’s more, we all need to become “True Muslims,” in the true sense of the term! But Satan does this sort of thing (uses evil-Jihad to try and convert everyone to Muslim), to smear and tarnish our efforts, black. But news about the emergence of “Lordship Salvation” by Ray Comfort is really a comfort, instilling hope in His Church to this weary soldier of the Lord.

But Muhammad’s Islam as against Isa’s Islam is like comparing a thorny bush with a rose plant. Thorny bushes, like all evil, are neither surprising nor terrorising to true saints of God. Thorny bushes grow wildly everywhere, requiring neither cultivation, beauty to attract good, nor water or light. Rather it thrives in the ugly & the evil. And like all fascism, it offers rather challenge-sounding, “struggle, danger & death” sound-bites to those spoiling for a kill. While at the same time they are impervious to any sort of persuasion, having a “forced certainty” (Maher Samuel) about them. This must not be, my dear Muslim brethren!

Muhammad merely offered people a prophet’s reward from Allah. But as Sons of Allah, like Isa before us, we lead True Muslims to receive from Allah, a Son-of-God reward as per Isa’s own Words of gold in Matt10:41.

As to the nature of יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, anything can be ascribed to Him. But what is the truth? Let Bible speak, and let Quran speak, and let Gita speak, and if there is any other source of truth, let that too speak. If it is of God, it will stand, otherwise it will fall. Agreed? But desist from patronizing your own merely because it is your own. The truth in this quote by Clint Eastwood sounds vulgar at first glance but on closer examination is pointedly self-evident: “Opinions are like arseholes. Everyone has them; but everyone else’s stinks.”

If, as the Quran says in 33:40, Muhammad is the last prophet, has Allah/God stopped speaking? Or worse, has Allah/God died? Far be it for me to even hypothesize that way! The fact of the matter is: Allah/God is not dead and is still speaking and uses His prophets as well as other sons of His to speak to the world.

If Muhammad, as the Islamists say, is a prophet, so am i. What is more, i am more than a prophet. I am a son of Allah like Isa/Jesus perhaps? Now note that “the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets” (1Cor14:32). So whatever Muhammad had written or said should withstand the test.

The word ‘Muslim’ means: submitting to Him (Allah/God). Which is excellent. But in order to submit, we need to know what to submit to. First of all, we need to find out what the will of Allah/God is, even for any moment in time, to which we must submit to.

“I DESIRE COMPASSION, AND NOT A SACRIFICE”

Now, what does that statement by יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर in Hosea6:6NKJV, referred to by Isa/Jesus in Matthew 12:7, mean?

In the context of evil Jihadists slaughtering precious “aid workers,” whose worth is more than ten thousand, i repeat the statement made by Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח :

“If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy and not sacrifice,’ you would not have condemned the guiltless.”

How do we understand this verse? Paraphrasing it, we can say that Allah/God is saying: “I desire the way of mercy/compassion, and not the way of sacrifice”. I seek to show mercy/compassion to people more than i seek sacrifice from them. At first glance, it may appear as if Allah/God is not preferring the way of Jesus, who is said to have been the sacrifice for us and wants to simply pardon His people just as Muhammad says in Quran 24:22 that Allah is “ever-forgiving and most-merciful”. For Allah to be most merciful, should He simply wink at our sin and allow us into paradise by the backdoor? Just ponder over that for a minute. If He simply forgives a murderer, for instance, who was not caught on earth by the governing bodies, won’t He be an unjust God? Yes, absolutely! But when Allah Himself provides the sacrifice and pays the penalty for your sin, then He is really the “most-merciful” (Quran 24:22), don’t you think? Indeed! Now, the cross to you has taken on a new meaning than a mere idol. As Apologist Ravi Zacharias puts it, “On the cross, the Love of Allah, the Justice of Allah, and the Mercy of Allah, meet.” Or as James Emory White puts it, “The cross is where justice met mercy, and both were satisfied.” Rephrasing Rom8:1-3, Timothy Keller writes, “Because of the cross, God can be both Just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners.”

That, my friend, is being most-merciful!

So note this carefully:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

Submission now, as Pastor Rob Jacobs puts it, is no longer a dreary drudgery…but rather…an affectionate acceptance.

I believe, we can term it as ‘yielding’, and not even ‘submission.’

Three more points i want you to ponder on

  1. The virgin birth of Jesus (Quran 3:45-47 and Quran 19:16-22). First of all, why was it necessary for a virgin to be with a child? Yes, to show that He (Isa/Jesus) was not a son of a man or one who came into being through sexual intercourse between a man and a woman, to begin with. Then the question should arise, “Whose son is He then?” Prophet Muhammad says that He (Isa/Jesus) is merely the “son of Mary”. But science today has shown that it is impossible for a woman to give birth by herself. And God is not going to break that law without a good reason. So we must infer that Allah wants to show to the world that He (Isa/Jesus) is the Son of Allah! If we are imperfectly in the image of Allah (Genesis1:26-27), then conversely, Allah Himself is a perfect image of the imperfect man/woman. So Allah is not a mere force or power as is commonly misunderstood. Then Isa/Jesus, who is the son of Allah, is the epitome of that revelation in the flesh of who Allah is really!
  2. Fact: There is no Entry into the presence of Allah even with one sin. As we have studied above, there is no forgiveness without shedding of blood (Lev17:11; Heb9:22). Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎ ʻĪd al-’Aḍḥá, “festival of sacrifice”), also called Feast of the Sacrifice, the Major Festival, the Greater Eid, Kurban Bayram (Albanian, Bosnian, Turkish: Kurban Bayramı), Eid-e-Qurban (Urdu: عید قرباں), Eid al-Bakr and Bakrid is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to honour the willingness of the prophet ʾIbrāhīm (Abraham) to sacrifice his young first-born son Ismā’īl (Ishmael) as an act of submission to God’s command and his son’s acceptance to being sacrificed, before God intervened to provide Abraham a lamb to sacrifice instead. In the fullness of time, that Lamb is none other than Isa al-Masih! Whether it was Ishmael or Isaac, the principle of sacrifice for one’s sins is taught by all religions. Someone once told me this real life story, that helped me a great deal to understand what Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ had done; and what “love”, “sacrifice” and “propitiation” really mean. I also understood the declaration made by John the Baptist (also a prophet of Allah/God, attested by even Muhammad in Quran 3:39), “Behold! The Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sin of the world” (Injeel Jn1:29). It is a true story that happened in the early 1900s in the state of California. Two Chinese brothers lived together in San Francisco. The older of the two was of good character and high moral standards. However the younger one was into all the wrong things. One day when the younger Chinese man was gambling on the street, a fight broke out between him and his opponent and it ended with the Chinese man killing his opponent. With a view of going into hiding, he went home, put away his blood stained clothes in a closet and ran out. The older brother returned home from work and found the blood stained clothes. He concluded that his kid brother was in trouble again and quickly wore those clothes himself to protect him. When the police came searching, he surrendered himself in place of his brother. The court ordered capital punishment, and the Chinese man was executed by a firing squad. After getting wind of his brother’s death, the younger Chinese man came to the judge pleading guilty, confessing that he was the real killer. Can you guess what the judge had to say? “The crime has already been paid for. We cannot do anything to you. You are free to go” was indeed the judge’s response! Here is another similar true story: A boy takes out the buffaloes to graze. He lets them loose and goes off to play. The buffaloes go and destroy a neighbor’s paddy field. The owner of the paddy field gets wild and follows the buffaloes to the boy’s house with a big stick. Comes to know that it is the boy’s fault and tries to beat the boy. The father comes in the way and takes all the beating. When the man has spent his anger he goes away. Isa/Jesus is the Lamb of Allah/God who takes away the sins of mankind by laying down His life for us, paying the just penalty for our sins. That’s how Jesus loved us so much and took our sins on Himself and bore our punishment. Love made it possible for the exchange. One person sinned but the other person paid the penalty. But won’t it be a shame for someone whom you know is a very good Muslim for the most part, to go to hell? But that will indeed be the case if they don’t have Christ. What’s more, murderers, drug peddlers, prostitutes, adulterers, thieves, and the like…when they receive Christ as their savior, will go to heaven. You may ask: “How is this possible and how is that fair (good justice)?” Answer: The so-called “good person” depended on his own goodness to get him into heaven. That is prideful self-righteousness, which is just the opposite of humility–the greatest virtue. The “good person” may be likened to a clean glass of water into which a speck of cyanide (sin) is added. He is unfit to enter into the presence of a HOLY God just as the glass of water is unfit to be consumed. On the other hand, in all humility, those who recognize that they are sinners needing a savior (just like a diseased person recognizes his need for a physician), quickly find Isa/Jesus (which means: savior) and consummate the relationship with Him. You see: God is not going to make a way to heaven where we may boast about our own goodness. Jesus, the only one like Him, lived a 100% sinless life of a man, in order to be a perfect bhali (sacrifice) for you and for me. This is a provision of God where Love, Justice and Mercy meet. God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to even die the excruciating death, so that all those who put their trust in Jesus should not perish in His justice, but have everlasting life. As Pastor Charles Stanley says, “If there were OTHER ways to Himself, then יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर knowingly did the most devilish thing to send His Son to earth who would later be nailed to that excruciating cross [leave alone whether he died on it or not].”   You see, death or separation from God is only for those who sin. You need not die if you have not sinned even one sin or at least paid all your penalty in full, which is the case when you receive Christ as your savior. “The wages of sin [alone] is death, but the gift of Allah/God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom6:23, The Bible). Isa/Jesus said: “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has  crossed over from death to life” (Injeel John5:24 NIV). You will come out of this womb of time & space and not be a miscarriage like any other. Isa’s/Jesus’s offer is repulsive, offensive only to the proud. The proud don’t want to appear as a beggar receiving something someone dishes out!  Only the humble see themselves as needing help from Allah/God. The proud think they can make it to heaven by themselves. Allah/God says, “you are unclean to come into my presence.” The Holy Spirit too, like a dove, which does not inhabit dirty places, will not come into your heart unless it is 100% clean, which can only be obtained through Jesus’s sacrifice. Only the humble see themselves as sinners needing a savior. Only the humble receive Isa/Jesus, who is the provision of Allah/God, just as the Lamb was to Abraham in place of Isaac/Ishmael. Humility is the greatest virtue in the kingdom of heaven. Are you humble? Are you ready to receive Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ as your personal savior? My dear friend, you do not need evidence or proof that He rose from the dead (resurrected).  That you are a sinner needing a savior, like the rest of mankind, is enough evidence and proof to infer that this is a universal need that surely Allah/God Himself would definitely satisfy, cater to and make a provision for. Allah/God has the answer for it. It is Isa/Jesus/Yeshua, who paid your sin debt in full, that you may thenceforth walk in love and righteousness! And He will be there for you when you sink like doubting Peter, through His Spirit, who will come to take residence in your now cleaned and purified heart. So wash away all your sins in the waters of baptism, administered to you by humble servants of Isa/Jesus! Farewell!
  3. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Jesus said shortly after his birth:

    “So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”

    A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

    What Quaran 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

    We don’t even need Quran or even the Bible to support our argument.

    That we are sinners, needing a Savior is self-evident. Even Hindu vedas teach that.

    A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” (Injeel Matt27:25; Lev17:11; Heb9:22) and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have “SUCCESSFULLY” (HT: Bro. Sukumar Rachapudi) been forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it actually. Muhammad made Ishmaelites believe in a lie, impudently uttering Quran 4: 171 & Quran 19:88-92. Now, do not make me an enemy for telling you the truth like it is. We don’t believe in walking on egg-shells just because some rogue individual or state might issue a fathwa against us. This is your Agape Justice giving you counsel. Also, other teachers and Islamic scholars widely interpreted Muhammad as having said Isa never died and therefore never rose from the dead (Quran 4:156-159). I proved in my article why He must not only die but must also be raised from the dead. Therefore, in light of my thesis, Muhammad is silenced if not rubbished! “For the spirits of the prophets are subject to prophets” (1Cor14:29-32). And what’s more, i am more than a prophet. I too am a son of God/Allah.

So who, can we say, is the true Muslim? One who finds out the perfect will of God and submits to that will, at all costs, is the True Muslim. But Allah/God has nothing to do with will-power religion. The choice is in your hands. It is up to you to choose Isa/Jesus as your Savior and Lord or reject His offer. But penalty for your sins, you must pay somehow. Why reject such a great offer of salvation?  “For whoever [tries to] keep the whole law and yet stumbles at just one point is guilty of breaking all of it” (James2:10). Who rejects such great love…agape love? The proud luciferian! Yes, like Lucifer, he/she is one who rejects good authority. Does it not hurt when someone rejects your love? How much more should it hurt Allah/God and His Son, who loved us with such goodness and sacrificed that precious life for you and for me? That is true and good authority, my friend! “He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is love” ~ C. S. Lewis.

“Rebellion/insubordination in the light of justice is black, but in the light of love it is devilish” (Charles Spurgeon).

Isa/Jesus left His heavenly abode and came down to earth as a human being, only to identify with you and me, and to die for you and for me. Won’t you love it even when someone speaks your language in a foreign land? Or you find someone of your own skin color? Yes, Isa/Jesus was with Allah/God as co-creator from the beginning of creation, as the scriptures declare. He emptied Himself of His divinity and took the form of a servant, a human, in order to identify with us and be a perfect sacrifice for you and for me. Read more about Isa al-Masih here: Mystery of Christ: Revealed.

And once again, this is the perfect will of Allah/God in order for one to be a True Muslim:

Alah/God desires and wills that you avail this sacrifice/provision of Allah/God and not be a sacrifice yourself. Allah’s/God’s will is that you take up the way of mercy (where Allah/God Himself provides you with the sacrifice, namely His Son Isa al-Masih) than for you to take up the way of sacrifice (where you must provide your own sacrifice–the penalty for your sins).

One last thing. I want to take you to higher ground.

Should you—a True Muslim—NOW worship Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ?

Firstly, Isa al-Masih did say that He is the Son of Allah/God (Read: Who has Monopoly on Allah) in Injeel John10:33-38 but clearly correcting the self-righteous mobsters, who were impatiently judgmental and trigger-happily concluded that He was equating Himself with Father God:

Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your law, ‘I said, “You are gods” ‘? If He called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken),  do you say of Him whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God‘?  If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me;  but if I do, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him.”

Having been born of a Virgin (attested by both Quran & Bible), it is clear that he came down from heaven, also clearly claimed by Isa/Jesus Himself in John 6:51:

“I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

This is a self-evident truth worthy of everyone’s acceptance: Like respect, worship is never demanded; it is earned and is given/offered in reverence.  We “render to ALL their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor” (Rom13:7). On Judgment Day, mere Muslims, i mean the ones who believe that Isa is merely a prophet like Muhammad, will be given, merely a prophet’s reward as per Isa’s own Words of self-evident truth in Matt10:41 (“He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward”) in light of the Golden Rule (Injeel Matt7:12). But as for us, we are after a Son-of-God’s reward. Even though Isa is the Firstborn of all creation and also the Firstborn from the Dead, he NEVER asked anyone to worship Him nor even hinted so. However, Isa/Jesus readily accepted worship at the time of his ascension. We will see why?

Being Firstborn and co-creator with God/Allah (Injeel John 1:3; Colossians 1:15-17; Philippians 2:10-11;  Koran 2:116) is enough reason to worship Him. Not only just that; we worship the Son on our own accord, for what He did for us. Of course, we reserve the greatest respect/honor/worship for Abba Akbar, the Father, who created us in the first place. God is love (1Jn4:8), fully demonstrated by the SON. Those who do not honor the Son (SEEN), do not honor the Father (unseen). When you honor/worship the Firstborn (of all creation & also from the dead), you effectively worship/honor the Father. That is why Jesus Himself said in Jn5:21-23NASB:

“For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom He wishes. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son EVEN as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him.”

Isa/Jesus is the Bread of life that came down from heaven (Jn6:51). We eat this Bread symbolically, effectively eating His flesh, because it is on account of His sacrifice that we now live, and not because we eat ordinary bread for sustenance. If someone CLAIMS to worship the unseen יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, but does not give respect due to a worthy seen brother, he is a LIAR (1Jn4:20).

 

Isaiah 45:21-22 (“Was it not I, the LORD? And there is no God apart from me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none but me. Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I am God, and there is no other.”) is TRUE. And the Ten Commandments (Exodus20:1-17), which says:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.“You shall have no other gods before me. “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me”

is holy and true!

And the Shema, “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one” (Deut6:4) is also holy and true.

Now consider…

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). Now consider this ijtihad through this little illustration: With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1; Ex15:16 & Job40:9 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar. Monotheism! This is not shrik business. Nor is it Al-Mushrikun (those who worship others alongside with Allah). This is true Tawhid!  Since not even Muhammad nor anyone else died for you and me, expect Isa al-Masih, Jn14:6 (‘Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”‘) is TRUE. Since Isa is the only one who died for us and is therefore the only way, we pray to the Father IN ISA’S/JESUS’ NAME ALONE by which we have access to the Father. That is why Isa says in John 14:14 – “If you ask [the Father] anything in My name, I will do it.” Isa/Jesus shed His precious blood on that cruel cross of Calvary and made us partakers with Him of the heavenly riches, even making us sons of God together with Himself, the Firstborn. For that, we do worship Him, on our own accord, even though He Himself affirmed Ex20:2-5; Deut6:13-15; 10:20 and told us to worship and serve the Father and Him alone (Injeel Matt4:10). You see, without Isa/Jesus, we are nothing; to dust we must have had to return.  Moreover, though Isa/Jesus Himself was created by the Father in the beginning of all creation (Col1:15; Rev3:14), Isa/Jesus was there from the beginning of eternity (Micah5:2) and together with Father they created the rest of creation (Injeel Jn1:3; Isa48:13; Job38:5). It is true that Allah/God has no partners (Isa44:8; 45:6). Isa/Jesus and Father Allah/God are One (Injeel Jn10:30). Both of them are agape (sacrificial) love; the Father, by nature, and the Son, by demonstration. We too will all become One with the Father ultimately (1Cor15:24). But right now we are all One with Isa/Jesus, having been grafted to a branch in the vine (Jn15:1-10; Rom11:17-21) through the born-again resurrection experience (scholars may check this out), baptism and the laying on of hands (Jn3:5), receiving the sap (Holy Spirit/WORD – Jn6:63) as adopted sons of Allah/God, who too are gods (Jn10:35) as He engineers us and qualifies us for heaven (Eph5:26).

Just as the wife respects her husband, but reserves the greater respect to al-Masih/Christ, we too, do offer our worship to Jesus Christ/عيسى المسيح/ישוע המשיח  and call Him Lord as King David did in Ps110:1, saying “The LORD said to my Lord….”  We reserve the greater worship for the Father. God is the big LORD and big GOD; Isa/Jesus is small Lord and the small God. And so are we. Therefore, together with us–who have now been reconciled with יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर–Isa/Jesus/Yeshua Himself calls יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर, “my Father and your Father, My God and your God” (Jn20:17). Isa/Jesus–the Firstborn–is King of kings, and the Lord of lords (Rev17:14; 19:16).

In my view, all Muslims–those who truly submit to Allah/God–will look, really good before Allah, if they receive and put on al-Masih/Christ!

Best of grace to you for Judgment Day, that will soon come upon the whole world! As for those die-hard Muhammad followers, who want to stick to their guns, we will see them on that DAY!

Lovingly,

Bro. Caleb Suresh Motupalli

A mere servant of Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ/Yeshua HaMashiach, who is the real lover of your soul!


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Jul

Online Salvation

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Legalism is defined as: Not reading a portion of scripture in the spirit it was intended. So, we don’t want to be legalists for sure.

Online Baptisms

In the wake of the proliferation of cloud or sky communities, an online baptism would look like this: A sinner encounters the Word either through an online interaction/presentation of the Gospel (Good News that Jesus came to die for our sins and rose again). Wants to receive Christ into His heart. He may testify in social media by posting a video clip of himself getting a wash. I know that this is the will of God as i, inadvertently, just now (24th August 2013), picked this worship song to hear:

“My Jesus” song by: Leeland

Lyrics:

Here on the bank I stand / In the water is the hope of man / Unclean I fall before You now / Jesus, come wash me inside-out / I’m running to the water now / I’m running to the water now. And I’m lost in Your love and Your mercy Lord, Your beauty is so overwhelming I’m thankful for Your truth. I’m so in love with You. My Jesus. My Jesus. All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / All things are new again / Covered in waters of love I stand / All my chains are broken / As I’m washed inside Your ocean / You make all things new / You are so good to me, Lord, yeah / So thankful, Lord, so thankful, Lord / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / You are my foundation / You are just so beautiful / I’m a new creation / You make all things new, oh, Lord / So in love with You…———-Copyright 2009 Meaux Mercy (BMI) / Meaux Jeaux Music (SESAC)

The Lord confirmed His intention today (17th March 2014) asking me to have a faith that would move even a mountain (such as the Muslim world) and baptized in the ocean. Plus this verse from Matthew15:2a telling me not to follow traditions.

Online Communion


 
Jesus’ use of shock of eating His flesh and blood in Jn6:41-58 was to filter-out the bad people. Peter says, “Where can we go, You have the Words of eternal life.” Once it became clear that they “leaned not on their own understanding” but trusted Jesus wholly, then Jesus at the last supper decodes what He meant. We live on account of His sacrificial death. So if we are living an eternal life, in effect, the food that we are eating is not ordinary food for living but symbolically His flesh and blood.

He does filters out the bad guys. See Matt13:10-17. What i have stated is to show that it is only symbolic. Trans- or consubstantiation  makes you a cannibal. We don’t want that. Reading Jn6 out of context (without including last supper) makes you think that Jesus wants you to become a cannibal, primarily. But in the context of Jn1:1, 14 and the last supper we are lead to understand that the elements of the Communion are not the end but a means to tell us to take a COURSE of the Word, as daily as food is ingested.

Thus said the Lord to me on Thu Aug 12, 2010: Matthew 22:8-10 NASB.

At the expense of being ridiculed, i believe that the Skyfeast.org is the Wedding Feast of the Lamb of God as it spans the whole globe–“the ends of the earth” (Matt24:14). Allow me to explain.

Like in Jesus’ days when the disciples wanted Him to bring about a forced overthrow of the then government, today we might want for the rapture to be like a SIGNificant event. But God says, “Christ’s work happens quietly.”

The NIV of the Holy Bible correctly translates John 6:63 as: “The Spirit gives life; the flesh COUNTS for nothing. The words I have spoken to you are spirit and they are life.” You see, the flesh counts for nothing. We could be sitting next to each other in a crowded bus/train/plane/building but our minds/spirits could be miles apart in thinking. Brother Victor Thyagaraj of Jehovah-shammah, Chennai agreed with me in spirit that Communion is only possible in the spirit. The concept of a physical fleshly rapture, is a Hollywood’s take on it. “Now I say this, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable” (1 Cor 15:50 NASB). But consider an eCommunion such as Skyfeast.org. Millions could gather together there and feast on the “Bread of Life.” This symbolic Bread is the Word, which had become flesh and dwelt amongst men (John 1:14 + John 6:48 + 1st John 1:1). Today, that Flesh of Jesus is once again the Word/Holy Spirit indwelling in us–Christians. So in keeping with the command of the Lord in Matthew 22:8-10 above, i invite all to come hither to Skyfeast.org in spirit, and partake of the global eCommunion!

Once again the Lord gave me the portion from Matthew 22. Then i asked the Lord, “Am i the one not going to the wedding feast (the Table) which has been organized at Jehovah-shammah, Vepery, Chennai, India? Or is the Wedding Feast at Rottelaillu.org — the invitation being given by me through Facebook and Twitter to all the people?” THUS SAID THE LORD THROUGH Matthew 16:5-12 GIVING ME A BREAKTHROUGH: “Just because you are not distributing physical bread at Rottelaillu.org it does not become disqualified to be the Wedding Feast nor does Jehovah-shammah become qualified as the place where the Wedding Feast is held just because they are giving out physical bread.” Moreover i have to be aware of the teachings of the neo-Pharisees and the neo-Sadducees who also do not know the info-highway.

10
Feb

Engineering Divinity

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , , ,

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“I’ve laid down a pattern (Greek: Hupodeigma) for you. What I’ve done, you do” (The Words of Jesus Christ in John 13:15 THE MESSAGE).

“Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians6:2).

If there is anything simple in all of Christianity, it is the Ordinances, which make the faith accessible to all. A classic example of a new believer is my uncle who is well past the age of reading books. He longs to know what is next, after receiving Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. After being born-again, what? This article was developed from a letter i wrote him.

At the outset, one must remember that we are not translated to heaven after we are born again. That is, after justification (being treated just as if we have never sinned), by grace through faith, which is a boastless work/righteousness of belief (John 6:29; Rom4:5; Eph2:8-9) in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we remain on earth. No doubt, by one sacrifice, he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy (Hebrews 10:14). This verse speaks of the perfect efficacy of the priesthood of Christ even as He synergistically works with us to make us holy even as we mortify the flesh (Rom8:13KJV).  For, after we are born again, we remain in this “tent” during a period of grace for the purpose of qualifying for heaven having got the title to it. We need to “continue in faith” (Colossians 1:21-23). The faith that enabled us to believe at the time of being born again should “show” during the grace period with works of love until we are entirely sanctified (1 Thessalonians 5:23). This can happen within our life-time when we have yielded to the continuous mercy of Christ and ceased to sin. And only thereafter we would be considered as, “Chosen.” For, many are called but only a few are chosen.

In his theology, Jacobus Arminius could not hold water because on one hand he was with Luther agreeing with his theory of being Justified by faith ALONE, and on the other hand he said there is no such thing as Once-Saved-Always-Saved. When you understand that Jesus’ sacrifice atoned our sins i.e. paid for all our past sins only with future grace available, then everything falls in place. If it was for present & future sins as well, it would be no better than a license to sin. Which is what Jude warned us against i.e. “turning the grace of God into a license to sin” (Jude1:4NIV). Knowing that we will still sin inadvertantly after being born-again (i am not talking about willful sin here), the Lord instituted the Foot-washing ordinance. It is where sin gets accumulated like dirt since the last washing and we need to cleanse ourselves regularly.

The flesh, the world, and the devil are real strongholds to reckon with in the battle against sin? Holy living and overcoming life don’t come easy. Apostle Paul teaches us that our consciences can be seared (dead), weak, defiled, and carnal even after being born-again. And often we grieve, resist, reject, quench and run from the Holy Spirit. Sometimes we fall, then we rise up again. But to say that we sin no more after being born-again is being in denial. Remember there are not only sins of commission but also sins of ommission (James4:17).

Only our former sins, up until the time we have been born-again were washed away (2Pet1:9; Rom3:25) by the Atonement. That is, forgiveness is available only for those who KNOW NOT what they are doing (Luke23:34). No more sacrifice is left for willful sin (Heb10:26). We still have the predisposition to sin and many a time we yield to it even after our conversion/born-again experience. How does God remove this predisposition from us and make us perfect? How do we get to cooperate with God who wants to make us perfect? That is, how does God engineer our sanctification or perfection and thereby qualify and secure us eternally?

In general, “Forgiveness means not making the offending party pay for the sins they committed” ~ Pastor Tim Keller. While those who received Christ as their Savior did receive forgiveness for their sins, Jesus warns us that if we do not forgive our brothers their sin against us, we too will not receive ours–forgiveness will be revoked (Matt18:21-35).

During our spiritual pilgrimage, when we inadvertently commit sins of omission and commission, we need to wash, as it were, our feet, before partaking in the Communion, which is holy. “He who has bathed (Greek: Louo) needs only to wash (Greek: Nipto) his feet, but is completely clean.” This is indeed speaking of spiritual cleanliness of those who are born-again of the water and the Spirit (John 3:5) except for Judas Iscariot, for whom Jesus adds, “you are clean, but not all of you” (John 13:10 NASB). As our feet are being washed, we receive forgiveness for accumulated sins since last washing; unlike in baptism when we were washed as a total sinner. Every time we are washed, we are being justified–treated just as if we have not sinned. This takes place until Christ sees His reflection in us. In 1 Peter 3:21 we note that Water Baptism saves us. Similarly, Foot-washing too! Just as Water Baptism represents the complete cleansing that one receives when one is presented the Gospel (Good News), Feet-washing represents the washing that one receives by the Word of God when it is ministered concerning any specific sin still lingering in a person. In Bible phraseology, this is “cleansing her (Church) with the washing of water by the word” (Ephesians 5:26 NKJV). If any sin is present, unless we get a washing, we mustn’t commune (Jn13:8).

This is the pattern that Jesus prepared for us to walk in, so as to cognitively engineer our sanctification step-by-step. Foot-washing, as an ordinance, works even for the one who administers the washing. Jesus chose Foot-washing because it has the idea of humility inbuilt in it. If a person can wash someone’s feet then it would not be too difficult for him to serve any other menial task that would be called of him for that person, or for that matter, any other person!
As for who pays for this, it is that part of Christ’s body that remains on earth. That part of Christ’s body like Apostle Paul (Col1:24; 2Cor4:10-12; Gal6:17; Phil2:17) could pay for it after due confession, praying and washing of the feet of the needy as long as it is not wilful sin for which “no more sacrifice for sins is left but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of fire” (Hebrews 10:26-29). Those who have committed such wilful sin have got their “garments spotted with the flesh”, the world or the devil. The only remedy (if any) is the Precursor to the Baptism of Fire; a remedy that i have designed for the apostate. Those who follow up with this have shaved off their heads as a sign of confession that they deserve to burn in hell fire, beginning with their hair. They acknowledge that they are a type of Joshua, “a brand plucked from fire” (Zech3:1-8; Jude 23). At which time, the “garments” (works) too need to be washed (Greek: Pluno), so to speak, “in the blood of the Lamb” (Rev7:14). We were saved from the penalty of sin! We are being saved from the power of sin! We will be saved from the presence of sin!

But what does it mean to be Holy?

To be holy means: to respond appropriately to the love of God who gave up His Son so that we may have eternal life (Jn3:16). Jesus said, “If you love Me, you will obey My Commandments” (Jn14:15,21,23; 1Jn2:3-6). This principle holds good with our heavenly Father as well. He has given us the Ten Commandments (Ex20:3-17) for us to obey. To escape the error of salvation by works we have fallen into the opposite error of salvation without obedience. Our Lord Jesus Christ merely summarized the Ten and commanded, “Love one another, even as i have loved you, love one another” (Jn13:34). When we keep John 13:34, we will in effect keep the Ten Commandments because the first four Commandments of the Ten pertain to the love of God, and the next six pertain to the love of our other close neighbours, God Himself being the foremost neighbour.

If being holy means loving, how can we love the most?

To my question, “what is the best way we can love our neighbour or the greatest dhanam (alms) we can give our neighbour,” my uncle said, “Annadhanam (Rice Alms) because it is life giving.” I told him that his motive is excellent because there is nothing more greater than life giving food that we can offer someone. But the dhanam too can be most excellent if it gives not just life but eternal life!

So what is the best gift of love we can give someone?

Jesus said, “My flesh is real food and My blood is real drink” (John 6:55). Why is this food, real food and real drink? The answer: because it gives real life–eternal life! This fact is underscored three times in John 6:51, 53, and 54. Does this mean we should become some kind of cannibals and eat the flesh of man and drink his blood? Does the ordinance practiced in the Church even remotely refer to the eating of man’s flesh and drinking his blood? Is there something supernatural about it? Not at all!

But rather, when Jesus Christ laid down His life for us on the stake at Calvary, we have received eternal life at the expense of His life, so to speak, at the expense of breaking or decomposition of His body–His own flesh and blood. In effect, we are living on His flesh and blood. Therefore, the ordinance of Communion is symbolic. It serves as a memory device to cognitively engineer our holiness by not only reminding us of our very current sins for which Christ paid with His life and continues to pay through the “living and holy sacrifices” (Rom12:1) of the saints, but also serves as a tangible way of proclaiming His death till He comes. Is this a one time event? It would have been, if we never sinned again. But since we accumulate sins and thus become subject to death again as we pass through time, we have to “eat” His flesh and “drink” His blood on a regular basis. If the life that i now live is eternal life, then the meal of real significance that i feast upon in order to live is the Word of God that became flesh, namely the Lord Jesus Christ, our eternal-life-giving-food. Therefore, in regularly partaking of the Lord’s Supper, at different levels in the Body of Christ, God is systematically and cognitively engineering our sanctification unto divinity. For, faith makes substance of the things hoped for, when some evidence is provided of things unseen. What’s more, the life that i live is eternal life and therefore, the food that i pray and eat to live, must be His flesh and blood. This is because my ‘self’ has died with Christ on the stake at Calvary and the life that i now live is Christ’s, because He lives in me. It is no more i who live but Christ (Gal2:20).

To put it simply, when we hand out to someone the Good News that Jesus Christ died for him or her, through a clear presentation, we have in effect given them the dhanam (alms) of eternal-life-giving-food or అమృతం (Telugu: amrutham). For, in the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God and the Word was God. And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us (Jn1:1,14). And that Flesh (Jesus) said, “I am the Bread of life” (Jn6:48). To mark the occasion of having received that food (Word), we partake of the flesh and blood of Jesus Christ—called Eucharist, Communion, or simply the Elements at the Table—symbolically. Though this ordinance is symbolic, it must be obeyed at the individual, family, church, regional and corporate Church levels for engineering the holiness of the whole Bride until we are all “perfected together in unity” (Heb11:39-40). By obeying, we proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes (1Cor11:23-34). By obeying in eating and drinking the elements, we symbolically show that we receive the spiritual food (that is, the Word–flesh and blood) that has been preached to us and that we are willing to repent. As said earlier, there are however necessary prerequisites before partaking of the Elements as this is a coming into union with a Holy God–the Holy Communion. The prerequisite is that we should wash ourselves. In other words, we must purify ourselves. If we have not had a “bath” at all, we must take Baptism–a full bath. If we have already taken Baptism, we need to take only a “foot-wash,” as the rest of the body is clean. We mean symbolic washing, referring here to the Word, which in the case of a sinner is the Good News or Gospel that cleanses us from all sin as in Baptism; and the accumulated sin since the last washing as in Foot-washing. But we know that unless it is given from heaven, we cannot receive it (Jn3:27). Therefore, Baptism must be administered by a duly commissioned Servant or Priest of God. But Foot-washing may be administered by any lay-priest (born-again) to another lay-priest in need.

As you intercede for another, which is rightly possible only through the foot-washing ordinance, forgiveness is granted as per John20:23 to the one who is being prayed over. But do remember that in doing so, as a member (priest) of the body of Christ, you are assuming the consequences of his or her sin .
Thus, the Word:

  1. Cleanses us just as water cleanses us, which is symbolized by Baptism and Foot-washing; and
  2. Gives life just as food and drink, which is symbolized by the Eucharist (the elements).

 

Ref.: 1Corinthians11:23-34; John13:1-17; Ephesians 5:26.

27
Jan

Gandhi & The One Way

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli

Vivekananda is quite right that the heartbeat of India is her God-consciousness. But we are not living up to our ideals, not even to our motto–Satyameva Jayate (Truth Alone Triumphs).

When the “Father of the Indian Nation,” M.K. Gandhi  says:

“God is not encased in a safe to be approached only through a little hole in it,”

he is obviously alluding to, and is against the Christian Missionary’s contention that we can approach the all supreme God (creator of the universe) only through one mediator, the man Christ Jesus, who said: “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6). As Pastor Charles Stanley says, “If there were OTHER ways to Himself, then יהוה/God/الله/ईश्वर knowingly did the most devilish thing to send His Son to earth who would later be nailed to that excruciating cross [leave alone whether he died on it or not].”  The truth that “all have sinned and it is our sins that separate us from God,” seems to be eluding many, including great personalities like Gandhi as well as the common man. ALL streams (ways) do lead to one ocean (death – Heb9:27); but only one narrow way to Mt. Everest (eternal life). In conforming to the one way that God set before us, man shows himself to be humble, which is the greatest virtue in the kingdom of God (Matt18:4).

If the rulers of this world have protocols, how much more, God?! You have to come to God on His terms, not yours!

Those who Conform at all, show that they are Humble!

It is a law of nature that a caterpillar must conform to the little hole in the pupa in order to be transformed into a butterfly. It does pay sometimes to be a nonconformist when the situation warrants. But a nonconformist, who seeks after some difference, merely for the sake of difference, are but rebels.

“Rebellion in the light of justice is black, but in the light of love it is devilish” (Charles Spurgeon).

With such a great cloud of witnesses for the Lord Jesus Christ abounding, i could not help but be persuaded about my sure sins and humbled myself to conform (believe). Though i was illumined about the Savior in 1977 at Zion, Gunt-ur, it was only in 1989 that i conformed with all Christians world over and had my sins washed in the Waters of Baptism. It was only after i put my trust (believed) in the Lord Jesus Christ that i came to know anything that is worth knowing at all. Dr. Billy Graham correctly stated: “It is not after knowing that we believe. It is after believing that we come to know.” But sure enough, the Lord Jesus Christ does not expect us to believe in Him without first giving us a taste of Himself. As the scriptures declare, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm). So, Try Jesus! And then Jesus Himself declares: “This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom You have sent” (Jn17:3).

7
Dec

Who has a monopoly on Allah

   Posted by: Caleb Motupalli Tags: , ,

Abba AkbarTo begin with, no one has a monopoly on God/Allah/Yahweh. If someone believes they do enjoy a monopoly on Him, they need to furnish self-evident truths to justify that claim.

If someone CLAIMS to worship Him (unseen/invisible), but does not give respects due to a worthy brother (seen), he is a liar (1Jn4:20; Rom13:7; cf. Eph5:22-33) . Even a brother who has laid down His life for him/her. Jesus says: “he who honours me, honours the One/Allah who sent me.” That is why in practice we show respects to ambassadors, representatives and the like to effectively show our respects to their country’s presidents/kings/rulers.

Before one throws a fit about all of this, let’s take in these wise words of Bachir Ali as a primer:

“Overcoming Ego:

Seven steps for overcoming ego’s hold on you:
1. Stop being offended
2. Let go of your need to win
3. Let go of your need to be right
4. Let go of your need to be superior
5. Let go of your need to have more
6. Let go of identifying yourself on the basis of your achievements
7. Let go of your reputation

Ego is the source of a lot of conflict and dissension because it pushes you in the direction of making other people wrong.” (Bachir Ali at Christianity AND Islam Friendly Discussion)

That ego thing applies to me as well. But do know that i was born in a Hindu family. Lived like an agnostic. Went to church AND mosque. Found out in 1977 when i was still 14 years of age (i am now 48) that if there exists a way to heaven, it has to be through Jesus, who alone paid for my evident sins. I was baptized in 1989 and never regretted. Rather, i have been going from glory to glory. So, i believe, ego is not my problem. I am merely one, who had searched for the Truth and found it. Or rather, it is Truth that found me.

We posit:

Isa al-Masih is the Greatest Muslim ever, to live, setting us an example for all, not only in WORD, but by DEMONSTRATING it as well!

As a true Muslim, He submitted to Allah’s will, even when it came to His sacrificial death, on behalf of not only His friends but His enemies as well, saying, “Not my will, Father, but Thine be done.” Subsequently, on the so-called “cross”, before giving up His Spirit to Allah, Isa prayed for His enemies, who crucified Him, saying, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they are doing.”

Strictly speaking, before Isa al-Masih’s hypothetical Islam, Muhammad’s islam pales.  I am sure, those who know what it means to be a Muslim or the meaning of Islam, understand what i am saying here.

You don’t even need for Him to actually die for the purpose of following Him if that is the only thing you can do. To get inspiration to follow Isa al-Masih wholeheartedly, that torture on the cross, which Quran attests to, is enough. It is quite sufficient evidence for every Muslim to cleave to Isa Al-Masih.

Therefore, in my view, after Isa al-Masih’s ministry on the earth, Muhammad’s subsequent contribution to the world, 600 years later, is rather trivial. The heavens declare the glory of God/Allah. You don’t need any prophet to remind the world about that. It is not rocket science. Even fools bow down to the Almighty. Therefore, there is little contribution made by Muhammad.

Sure, there is some light in what Muhammad taught. But we sons of Allah (Jn10:35; Jn1:12), just like Isa before us, are greater lights. Muhammad led the Ishmaelite to receive from Allah, merely a Prophet’s reward (which is perhaps the temporal black gold found in most Arab nations) as per Matthew10:41. But we lead you to receive from Allah more than a prophet’s reward; a Son of God’s reward when you do receive Him as one. Muhammad knew the sure truth of the Virgin birth, but could not explain why Allah chose the path of a virgin to bring forth this particular One. He himself did not know the implications of what angel Jibril was speaking to him.

Unbelief is wicked (Quran). But those who do not believe in such a good one, who is said to have laid down His life for them, even more so. Let’s not show ourselves as unworthy of eternal life with such unbelief.

Quran13:33 says, Allah can be a Makr (deceiver) to deceive the wicked from taking the “Right Way”. The Bible too declares, “O LORD, You have deceived me and I was deceived; You have overcome me and prevailed. I have become a laughing stock all day long; Everyone mocks me” (Jeremiah 20:7).

It is clear that Islamists have been deceived from possessing this humility, which is prerequisite for receiving Isa/Jesus, who laid down His life for us, and also for the Islamists.

But we do know that “all things work together for the good of those who love Allah/God/Yahweh and are called according to His purpose” (Rom8:28). For just as “a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in” (Rom11:25), similar hardening took place on this side of the aisle, namely, on the side of Ishmael-Esau. “From the standpoint of the gospel they are [both] enemies for the Gentile’s sake, but from the standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers” (Rom11:28). But while Paul says, “the gifts and the calling of God/Allah/Yahweh are irrevocable,” there are promises made by the Father that the He (God/Allah/Yahweh) has actually revoked and nullified. For instance, the promise to Eli, who is a type of the priestly office of nation Israel, was clearly revoked. The State of Israel could very well be “the synagogue of Satan”, spoken of by John (Revelation), for maintaining their claims of inheritance by birthright through corporate election of Israel; codifying the righteousness required of God merely in terms of their own skewed adherence to the Mosaic Law—a legalism sans faith and humility. Dishonouring the Son, they have effectively dishonoured the Father who sent Him and thus ceased to be partakers of the promise. For, “the promises were not and cannot be made effective through sinful man’s keeping of God’s Law”. The same applies to the Islamists, whose basic problem is also self-righteousness.  At the same time, the Father has shown Himself as One who “relents concerning wrath” (Jonah). So all options are open for Him, who has “entrusted all judgment to the Son, for He is the Son of Man” (John5).

Also, no one has a monopoly over Father Allah/Yahweh/God. He is the One God over all, the All-in-all. But it is with Isa Al-Masih/Yeshua Ha-Masiach/Jesus Christ, who does have the monopoly by virtue of His death & resurrection, that we get qualified and also enjoy the monopoly. Muhammad seems to have done more harm than good.

The title Al Masih was given only to Isa. Even Muhammad bowed out of such a profile and said that he himself was a “mere messenger” (Quran3:144).

But this is serious stuff about the one, whom the Islamists follow:

“As you examine the life of Muhammad and his writings, you will find that he had contradictory attitudes towards those who rejected him as a prophet. Towards the end of his life he was openly hostile to those who could not consciously believe his claims. Hear his words, as written in the Koran: “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides cut off, or will be expelled out of the land. Such will be their degradation in the world, and in the Hereafter theirs will be an awful doom” (5:33). For those who want to argue about what Muhammad meant by these things, one only need to look at the examples in his life. Consider this event in the life of Muhammad: “Because of the resistance to his proselytizing attempts, he returned to Friday as the day of worship. He began attacking Jews. At first it was one at a time; then later whole villages. After one Jewish town had surrendered, he had 700 to 1,000 men beheaded in one day, and all the women and children sold into slavery.” (Excerpt from a comment by Steven L. Erickson)

This verse by Isa comes to my mind:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” ~ Jn10:10.

It is not surprising at all, considering what Muhammad was up against. Muhammad (unlike Paul, who repented when “kicking against the goads”), went to extremes. You can’t beat “Allah’s-Arm/Word-descends-from-heaven-becomes-flesh-born-of-virgin-lived-died-resurrected”. So Muhammad finding no way out, resorts to extreme measures to “Spread Islam” with Sword, as he is so well known for.

Islamists will not use sword where they are the minority. They dare not. Where they are neither minority nor majority, they indulge in covert operations and guerrilla warfare aimed to subvert and sabotage. But they use it big-time where they are the majority. Fascism in full swing. The goal: world domination by hook or by crook.

When you can’t sell, you resort to extreme measures. James, correctly diagnosed their problem, saying, “You lust and do not have; so you commit murder. You are envious and cannot obtain; so you fight and quarrel. You do not have because you do not ask.”

Islamists take cover under pious Quran verses that teach “not to kill the innocents” but most Islamists will readily capitalize on verses that speak of “lynching infidels” (Quran47:4; and many more). The following flyer, being circulated in India by some strict Islamists, gives them away:

[hidden to avert people freaking out]

A virgin was with child (Quran). Why a virgin should become pregnant? Is it not to show that the One to be born is indeed Allah’s Son?

Isa is Maryam son. True. Isa is human. True. But who is His Father?

This is not rocket science. Man understands SEX like ABCD alphabet. We all recognize that anyone born must have a father. It is the law of nature. We know it like gravity. It is true even today, even after great advances in science. You cannot simply say, “He is Son of Mary” and sweep the rest of the glaring truth under the carpet. If Isa was born to a virgin. Who then was his father? Obviously, His father is Allah, Himself. And that is in fact what Allah wants to convey in Isa’s birth, in accordance to OUR understanding of sex that it takes two to make a baby. Allah is effectively saying here: Isa is greater because He is His Son, and we need to “listen to Him” (Allah’s own Words, attested by Matthew, Mark, and Luke) more than any prophet. The whole point of His virgin birth is to show He is from above. While all the prophets, including John the baptist, and Muhammad are from below.

“When God created man, He did so with divine purpose. Every person was formed according to God’s design, with the very image of God etched into each life. The couple we see in the Garden of Eden were originally made to look like God, to love like God and to live with God. Their sin shattered every semblance of fellowship between themselves and a righteous and holy God. Sin, in fact, made it impossible for them to look like God, love like God and certainly prevented them from ever living with God.” (Don Wilton writes in Decision Devotional, BillyGraham.org)

Adam and Eve loved like Allah. That is, “Adam knew Eve and she conceived” (Genesis). Allah is the perfect original in whose image we are in; whom Isa Al Masih revealed to the world in His incarnation/embodiment; the image characterized by agape love. Therefore, knowing this higher form of love (not the base form, Eros, which is perhaps a characteristic of our fallen selves) we can shed some light on how Isa, son of Allah, was conceived by Virgin Mary. He was then yet to become al-Masih, which took place when He was baptised by John-the-baptist, and the Holy Spirit descended on Him.

“Moses could meditate on the law; Muhammad could brandish a sword; Buddha could give personal counsel; Confucius could offer wise sayings; [Krishna could woo many gopies]; but none of these men was qualified to offer an atonement for the sins of the world…. Christ alone is worthy of unlimited devotion and service” ~ R. C. Sproul, who happens to be a Calvinist & Trinitarian, both doctrines of which we are against.

We reject the Trinity doctrine in toto, simply on the basis of just two verses alone: 1Cor11:3 and John14:28. When Isa says: “I & the Father are one” (John10:30), He is simply using a hyperbole to drive home the point of agreement between the Father & the Son. It is not puppetism aka calvinism! But here are some analogies we commend to you for consideration, that are universal and self-evident, on which we base our logic as to how Isa al Masih is more than a prophet; that He is the very Son of Allah, while all the while, we maintain our monotheistic stand, that there is no God but Allah:

Brother Marqius Dawkins, a dear friend, proposed this analogy for our consideration:

Sun :: Father;
The Light we see :: Son; and
The Warmth we get :: Holy Spirit.

There are biblical analogies as well to support our argument:

Tree trunk :: Father;
Branch :: Son (Isa53:1; Zech4:12); branches :: other sons grafted (Jn15:1-11; Rom11:17-23); and
Sap that flows :: Holy Spirit (Psalms92:14).

Together, One God/Allah. Monotheism.

Therefore our refrain:

Servant Prophet :: hireling.
Servant Son :: owner.

Therefore, Son trumps prophets. ALL.

Allah knew that there would be many erroneous things taught by even good prophets. So He sends His own Son to trump them all!

Why did Isa/Jesus say: “I and the Father are ONE” (Injeel Jn10:30)? Because Isa and the Father are NOT partners, in the sense of two separate entities coming together for one purpose. They are one and the same. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (Injeel Jn1:1). With respect to others, Caleb’s head and his arm are one, right? Both, the head and the arm, can claim to be Caleb, without a shadow of doubt. But with respect to each other, arm listens to the head. One serves the other. Now read Isaiah53:1, Ex15:16 & Job40:9 and note that Isa/Jesus is Arm of Abba Akbar.

“Without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God [for our sake via virgin Mary], He remains a priest perpetually” (Heb7:3). So juxtapositioning Heb7:3 with Col1:15 and Rev3:14, which do speak of Christ as a first-creation/Firstborn/preeminent-One, we understand that there was then no time & space even for Christ to have a “beginning of days”. Micah5:2 also attests to this fact. But these are only speculations that have little utility in the conduct of man. As Moses says: “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law” (Deuteronomy 29:29).

It is because of His rather disadvantageous position, of being Son of Allah/God (which He did claim to be, beyond a shadow of doubt, which is very evident especially in John10:34-36), Isa had to emphasize that He is a son of man, again and again. Isa al-Masih, who descended from above, desires to connect with humanity by declaring Himself, a son of man, as well.

“So this man Jesus looks to Father God and says let me go down there with the mission of pissing these people off, so they will take me and crucify me for all of humanity’s sins?” asks Kelly Raisley. Of course that is in allusion to Isaiah6:8 in reference to Isa/Jesus/Yeshua saying to the Father, “Send me!” Isa died, not because he was suicidal, but to fulfil prophecy, to show the degradation of man; that man would kill such a good man (Acts2:22-24; Rom1:4; Jn10:32), even a lover of [your name here, and that of the rest of mankind], not simply an innocent man. You see, Isa was speaking the Truth, while He did good. But  man generally cannot handle the truth. What’s more, Yeshua/Isa/Jesus did more than sugar-coat the bitter-pill. But crucify Him they did, on false charges of blasphemy, without a trial, in keeping with the degradation of man. They accused Him of equating Himself with Father God/Abba Akbar. What’s more, even the Church, till date, portrays Isa al-Masih/Jesus Christ/Yashua HaMashiach as an usurper (Read Phil2:6KJV & Jn5:23NKJV alongside Phil2:6NASB; Jn5:23NASB). Note Jn10:31-39 :

The Jews picked up stones again to stone Him. Jesus answered them, “I showed you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you stoning Me?” The Jews answered Him, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy; and because You, being a man, make Yourself out to be God.” Jesus answered them, “Has it not been written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? “If he called them gods, to whom the word of God came (and the Scripture cannot be broken), do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world,You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God‘? “If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.”  Therefore they were seeking again to seize Him, and He eluded their grasp.

You see, the Lord Jesus Christ never claimed to be GOD, to have blasphemed. He was in fact correcting the mobsters, who were impatiently judgmental and trigger-happily concluded that He was equating Himself with God. He told them the truth like it is, that He is the Son of God! If the Church has gone to one extreme of portraying Jesus as equal with God, Muhammad took the Ishmaelites and Muslims to the other extreme saying, that it is blasphemy to say that “Allah took a Son” (Quran 4: 171 & Quran 19:88-92).

It is not about who is right here. I have embraced the Truth that was brought to me by my country’s enemy, namely, the British, because i humbly saw truth in the mouths of my enemy. And Americans jailed me for 6 months on charges of suspected terrorism, in 1993 when the first attempt was made on the World Trade Centre in New York. Paradoxically, Allah showed me the Sept/11/2001 attacks of the WTC in a dream four days ahead of time.

We do proclaim: Abba Akbar! And base it on our own Bible (Jn14:28; 1Cor11:3). Please read this for your further edification on the Mystery of Christ.

"We do acknowledge that the Church had it wrong on the issue of the nature of Christ and on Submission as well. Perhaps for such a time as this? But these false doctrines have become stumbling blocks for the Islamists, keeping them from embracing Christ/al-Masih in the first place. I have addressed these stumbling blocks in my latest book: Five Stumbling Blocks to the Christian Faith.

The protestants threw out the baby out with the bathwater by dismissing submission (imparted works) altogether, as “filthy rags” as well, along with self-righteous works, while rejecting the Roman Catholic church for it’s excesses. But unfortunately Islamists too threw the baby out with the bathwater and rejected Isa al-Masih, while rejecting the overreach of the current Church, in parading Isa al Masih/Jesus Christ as God-the-Son, “co-equal” with the Father/Allah. What is more, with the coming of the King James Version of the Bible, Phil2:6 characterized Christ as an usurper, on par with Lucifer himself. BTW, the KJV is also father to the lie of the so-called “unknown tongues” (1Cor14:2). It just shows their own greed to be at equal-footing with all other peoples of the world. But Allah allowed that.

Allah, the Most High, is pleased to destroy ALL known authority (1Cor15), not by personally descending to the world Himself, but by simply sending His Son/Right-Arm (Isa53:1), who is naturally subservient to Him. This was later followed by sending the Holy Spirit, Allah’s left Arm (Ps98:1), who is with us, in us, and working through us, today.

Navid Haq challenged: “The three Semitic religions have committed incomparable violence on humanity. Their books are full of violent verses. As bad as each other, if not worse. No one has a moral high ground on this. They all in their own way have killed in the name of god. The force above, in essence, does not sanction violence of any kind.”

To which we assert, not without reason: Jesus alone is worthy of wielding the Sword. “For not even the Father judges anyone, but He has given all judgment to the Son, so that all will honor the Son even as they honor the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him” (Jn5:22-23). For, “He is Son of Man” (Jn5:27). That is a loaded statement, which deserves a separate article in itself. Enjoy Just Punishment!

Our rebuttal to Navid’s challenge, essentially has this line of reasoning: Every people group (nation) have their opinions (a.k.a. scripture–perfectly logical to them). But God says they are but arseholes in comparison to the Truth. “Opinions are like arseholes – everyone has one and everyone else’s stinks” ~ Clint Eastwood. Blunt, but true, isn’t it? So Allah gives us the Truth in a different form, that does not need a crutch for it to stand. The Truth that we bear is self-evident, requiring no such crutch. Not because there ain’t no truth in the Bible, but because some do not believe it. Allah comes out more stronger with self-evident Truth.

To begin with, we lay out this self-evident Truth, in the following manner, by positing an unbeatable proposition, which if true, gives Christ the prerogative to wield the Sword in the purview of global governance:

“Allah’s-Arm/Word-descends-from-heaven-becomes-flesh-born-of-virgin-lived-died-resurrected”.

That is, as Isa Himself put it, “Greater love has no one than this than for one to lay down his life for his friends” (Jn15). Given that love is the greatest among the big-three: faith, hope and love. It is a “law unto itself”.

Even though love is the greatest, our own love pales in comparison to the Father’s love (Jn3:16). So, not our own love, but putting faith in this sort of love that the Father showed us, instead, is given the premium. Therefore, Jesus says to Thomas who touched & felt Him after He rose from the dead, in full sight of all: “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

So proof & evidence are not premiums as they are made out to be.

Here, we establish the Resurrection of Jesus Christ without such low grade premiums, but with self-evident Truth.

But before we furnish that, here is something for the Islamists, who “kick against the goads”:

In Quran 19, Maryam, verse 33, Isa/Jesus said shortly after his birth:

“So Peace is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”

A. Jusuf Ali wrote in the footnote number 2485 of his translation of the Holy Quran (1975): “…those who believe that he (Jesus) never died should ponder over this verse.”

On the other hand, what Quran 4:157 simply says is that you can never kill Jesus permanently–He will rise from the dead!

Notwithstanding, we don’t base our self-evident truth merely on the Quran or the Bible to support our argument.

The Need:

That we are helpless sinners, needing a Savior is self-evident. Even Hindu Vedas, which are far removed from these Semitic faiths, teach that truth.

We posit:

A dead man comes back to life to show that a man need not die if he is clean (Rom1:3-4; cf. Rom6:23; Gen2:17). That a totally innocent man needs to be put to death so that “his blood would be upon us and our children” and then for him to rise again from the dead to show that our sins have been SUCCESSFULLY forgiven IN him, is self-evident, requiring no evidence to defend it really.

That effectively gives Christians, who possess Christ, monopoly on God/Allah/Yahweh/Brahma. And Isa al-Masih/Yahshua Hamashiach/Jesus Christ Himself claims that exclusivity in John14:6. As a Son, He trumps ALL Prophets!

Navid Haq replied: “produce your evidence if your are the truthful”.

“Christian faith is not an irrational leap. Examined objectively, the claims of the Bible are rational propositions well supported by reason and evidence” ~ Chuck Colson.

However, if more signs are offered to demands for proof, truth loses its credibility as it then begins to cater to the wicked, and no longer the faithful/trusting. So Allah does not offer any more evidence to mankind, except what the Son of Man already gave: “To be in the belly of the earth for three days and three nights just as Jonah was in the belly of the fish for three days and three nights.” This is sufficient for all time. And is sufficient for man as a whole. It is not necessary for Allah to go knocking on each man’s door and reveal Himself to them individually. But graciously, He does that very thing, knocking on many a door of those who would trust this good One. Now, please don’t go looking for faults and stumble upon what is inconsequential. The stumbling blocks are laid there deliberately to actually deceive the proud nitpicker, who evades the weightier matters.

Muhammad brandished a sword. Jesus too brandished a Sword. But see how Isa al-Masih used the sword, in order to show that he can also do something even more greater, namely, to HEAL (an attribute of Allah alone; not even of the great cardiothoracic surgeons of today, who can merely cut & stitch, but have to wait for Allah to heal the patchwork) a ghastly wound made with such a sword (Injeel Luke22:36-38, 47-51).

To the secularists, who broad-brush all religions as evil, like Navid Haq is here doing, we offer this cure:

They are merely a case of a child that has gone astray. They have been inoculated with a dose of “truth” about the existence of God, etc, etc, perhaps even heard about Jesus/Isa, who died for them, and have now become immune to the real thing. That is our basic diagnosis for all secularists AND atheists. They merely want difference for the sake of difference. These kind of people are found plenty in America, but also in many parts of the secular world.

H H Dalai Lama reportedly says, “I am a Buddhist monk. But I am skeptical about the power of prayer. Because if the problems were created by GOD, then he could have solved them. But these problems have been created by us. I think GOD should be looking at us helplessly. We have created these problems and hence we should solve them through actions and not prayers. I believe in prayer and meditation, but I also believe in Karma. Everything comes through actions not through prayer.”

To which we reply with: The word ‘Almighty’ is NOT a misnomer. We have a free-will that sometimes takes us astray, but God is able to correct it and put us back on course. While “Colaboring Prayer” is the only prayer there is, and that salvation is synergistic, and that it pleases God to use & work through His sons in His schemes, it does not however, make a case for prayerless action. God alone is the source of power in the “electric socket”. By Colaboring Prayer we mean: By faith we are merely putting the plug in the socket to get power. The real action is at the “hydro-electric plant”.

Prateek Khatri takes this further and says, “Like Jesus said, we belong in the kingdom of God. We are simply stuck in this material world, cause of our desire to enjoy separately from our father. Our constitutional position is with him in his abode.”

Yes, God does give us free space to enjoy. But “our constitutional position IN HIM” does not negate free enterprise. Because Love offers freedom with some bounds. Otherwise, it is not love.

To the question: “Explain how the ‘Holy Spirit’ led George Bush to murder millions?”

Our answer: George Bush can be likened to Nebuchadnezzar, Allah’s servant, who went up against God’s own people and brought them low, when they sinned. And the black gold (a gift from Allah to the Ishmaelites through Abraham or a temporal prophet’s reward) was taken as plunder.

Rasheed Abdullatif challenged our assurance of salvation, saying: “They put their souls on the gamble of the human sacrifice of an innocent man? Kinda sounds like the stories of people throwing virgins in volcanoes to impress their god. How pagan?!”

We have this simple rebuttal for such a challenge:

For Allah to be most merciful, should He simply wink at our sin and allow us into paradise by the backdoor? Just ponder over that for a minute. For instance, if He simply forgives a murderer, who was not caught on earth by the governing bodies, won’t He be an unjust God? Yes, absolutely! But when Allah Himself provides the sacrifice and pays the penalty for our sins, then He is really the “most-merciful”  (Quran 24:22). Don’t you think? Indeed! Even though that sacrificial gift is available to all men, only those who would avail that gift, will get to have it. The Good, Faithful & Humble, do, in fact, recognize their helplessness in approaching Allah, 100% clean. For the past two thousand years they have been seeing in Isa, a good Savior, who loved them so much that He laid down His life for them, and they did crucify Him, and He did die on our behalf, and He did rise from the dead. They do avail the gift, naturally, if in fact they are humble. Peter said: “I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality” (Acts 10:34). We do receive this kind of epiphanies, whenever we call on Allah/God/Yahweh. Timothy Keller affirms this point by saying, “Accepting the gift of Jesus Christ requires humility because you’re admitting that you can’t save yourself by your own means.” God/Allah is not capricious as the Calvinists & Islamists believe, giving mercy to whom He wills, arbitrarily.

Now, the cross to them has taken on a new meaning than a mere idol. On the cross, the love of Allah, the justice of Allah, and the mercy of Allah, meet. That, my friend, is being most-merciful! Timothy Keller explains Rom8:1-3 saying, “Because of the cross, God can be both just towards sin and yet mercifully justifying to sinners”.

Rasheed Abdullatif contends: “You Caleb, you know Allah is god. You wanna put your soul on human sacrifice of an innocent and then you celebrate his suffering and your salvation by ritually drinking his blood and eating his flesh?”

Our reply simply is: We regularly take part in the “Communion” to show and remember for our own purification. That is, by telling ourselves after self-examination, that it was for these present sins of ours (if any), by commission or by omission, it cost Him his life. Judas Iscariot, Sanhedrin, Romans were mere instruments in Allah’s hand to orchestrate His plan. Thus, with the Communion, Isa Al Masih cognitively engineers our holiness, and ultimately, our divinity.

Shafiu Yusuf, a dear friend with perseverance, though he blasphemed the Holy Spirit in me, saying that i am possessed by the devil, says: “[These teachings are] quite different to Jesus’ teachings on earth. Caleb, you are wasting your precious time instead of utilizing it for good deeds.”

Our reply: Our physical feet are locked by your country’s governments with sword, AK47s, and barricades to light. As for us, we shall relentlessly offer you the eternal-life-giving-food-and-drink (the Good News). You mistake us for the enemy for telling you the Truth. But “blessed are the feet (let alone the person) that bring good tidings.” Yes! There is such a thing as Eternal Life. Like Bro. Bakht Singh, who went before us, i would trade everything i have for this simple life of only telling all peoples of all nations about this Good News (Gospel) even if it means wearing sandals like these AND facing death. Now, we come running to you through this medium of FB & blogs with this Gospel అమృతం الإكسير

Was Isa al-Masih speaking of these persecuting, virtually Jihadi countries when He said this: “This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

Rasheed Abdullatif: “Your Christianity has enslaved and wiped out entire civilizations wherever it goes; there is great pain to the people.”

Our reply: It is needed pain, perhaps. As i had. When the Holy Spirit entered me, i was filthy. But He was gracious enough to enter therein. And fire of the Holy Spirit burnt away all the filth. I was refined as gold is refined in fire. It was not easy. I almost committed suicide. He does not come to abide without our permission. When you do exalt Allah’s al-Mashi, then the Holy Spirit, almost automatically, does to you what you NEED, which may or may not be what you WANT at that time. He knows your need more than you do yourself.

Allah gives grace to the humble, but is against the proud (1Peter5:5; James4:6). Which is the case with Islamists,  who come at you with self-righteous pride, boasting about their externalities of do’s and don’ts, cleaning the outside of the cup without cleaning the inside.

Here is a Softpill for the disease of self-righteousness:

For Islamists especially, whose basic disease is self-righteousness, this is our softpill preparation:

Allah is holy in that He is altogether beautiful and perfect. He will not allow anything unclean to enter into His presence. Sin is like poison. Take for instance, a glass of pure drinking water. Before giving it to you to drink, suppose I showed you a speck of cyanide and added that into the glass. Even though 99.99 percent is pure drinking water, would you drink it? Any person in his normal senses would not drink it. The same is true about Allah also. If we harbour the guilt of even one sin, we are ineligible to enter into the presence of the most holy Allah. Now that should humble us. C.S. Lewis says about this, “Prostitutes are in no danger of finding life so satisfactory that they can’t turn to God: the proud & self-righteous are in that danger.” Islamists, just like their counterparts, the Pharisees, rely on their own good deeds, boasting, when they ought to avail the provision of Allah Himself. They try to go by the letter and fail. But we go by the spirit of the letter and succeed. Jesus taught us this in the Sermon on the Mount. Now, you too, Be Born Again and become 100% clean.

However, our evangelism is two-edged: a sale to the humble, and an anti-sale to the proud. A case in point is Pharaoh, whose heart Allah hardened because of his pride. More and more. Sometimes even, doubly doomed, as Pastor John Piper puts it: “Not only don’t we want to treasure anyone above ourselves, we also don’t deserve that privilege.” That is, Humility, the very remedy itself, gets far removed from us.

The banner everywhere for “Spreading Islam” appears to be more or less what is stated on this group’s banner: “They insult our prophet with the things that they say”.

Have they got anything else better to say, something positive maybe, other than to rouse hatred? They show themselves to be very pious but why those cold-blooded murderous thoughts, evident in that highlighted quote?

The presiding fascistic dictator is evident in Islam. It seems, it is the very spirit of the anti-Christ. Otherwise, who would craft a lie (using sure truths like the virgin birth as bait) so well that he redirects entire nations away from someone as good as the Lord Jesus Christ, who even laid down His very life for them? And not only that, who would be so afraid of the light that he puts up barricades everywhere for its entry, and fascistically crushes all opposition, snuffing out any man, woman and child emitting even a semblance of that light? A light who not only laid down His life for them but even today offers them a TASTE, even A-TRY-OUT to see for themselves if He, through His Holy Spirit, now present in the world today, is indeed as good as they say He is!

You cannot go wrong with Jesus, my dear Muslim, you who have innocent blood on your hands. For you have already committed murder even with such thoughts, displayed in bold on banners.

Yes, we run to you with open arms to offer you as great a gift as అమృతం (الإكسير), the eternal-life-giving-food-and-drink, the Gospel (Quran 3:3; John1:1,14; 6:26-58). And while doing so, as it is written, “for your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” But it is worth it! For, it is you who glorify us in the slaughter, as the Jews did Jesus. But mind you, we are not like those suicide bombers, who lay down their lives out of pure zeal and self-interest with the express purpose of glorifying themselves and to garner some attention for their supposedly righteous community, without having any foundation on the truth, let alone any love for their enemy.

But as i said earlier, all things work together for the good of those who love Father God/Allah/Yahweh, keeping the self-evident Truth of 1Jn4:20 in mind. Perhaps, Islam and Judaism are testimonies of the existence of the Father of Isa al-Masih Himself. Perhaps even Muhammad, after all, has a role for such a time as this!

Thus says the Holy Spirit just now through Matt Paulson:

“IF YOU ARE JEW or MUSLIM YOU ARE NOT SAVED but JESUS SAYS YOU ARE NOT FAR FROM THE KINGDOM OF GOD!!! Injeel Mark 12:29-34 NKJV”

Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.’ This is the first commandment. And the second, like it, is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” So the scribe said to Him, “Well said, Teacher. You have spoken the truth, for there is one God, and there is no other but He. And to love Him with all the heart, with all the understanding, with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is more than all the whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Now when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” But after that no one dared question Him.”

CONFESSION or DECLARATION or SHAHADAH is NOT ENOUGH!! You need Jesus and the Good News!” And this you have shown yourselves, not to have. “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life” (1Jn5:12).

As of December 9, 2013, Nigeria, Egypt, Syria, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, the Central African Republic: “the Muslim persecution of Christians has attained global proportions” writes Robert Spencer, “while the world wrings its hands over ‘Islamophobia’.” If all this news pouring in, is true, then Hitler is an angel before Muhammad, who is the principal perpetrator of all these crimes, and that too in the name of Allah/God/Yahweh.

“No doubt that Christian was telling the truth when he said of those militant Muslim “They are slaughtering us like chickens.” For violent and murderous book of evil, the Quran teaches in Sura 47:4 “Whenever you encounter the unbelievers strike off their heads until you make a great slaughter among them…” This is just one verse in many in the Quran that instruct Muslim to engage in violence and killing. Nevertheless there are still, in spite of the facts, some apologists for Islam who claim the Islam is a “peaceful religion.” These people need to get real and wake up to the reality of the truth. For the teaching of the Quran as well as other written works of Islam and the actions of many Muslims themselves who base their murderous violence on the Quran have shown the world that Islam is a death cult.”

As for this ass-kisser and other secularists & atheists, aren’t they in for a surprise? For, they put the victim and the victimizer in the same bucket, emboldened by voluminous theological crap of the Calvinist-Trinitarian “authorities”, and keeping the whole world in the anarchic limbo it is in today.  Woe unto me if i don’t deal with them accordingly when we come in our glory.

May God open your eyes to behold true love: Agape Justice! (On 9th December 2013 A.D.: “Son of David” — Jer23:5-6; Isa9:6-7; 11:1-10NIV)

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