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FALL - Isaiah 24:5 says – The earth is defiled by its people, they have disobeyed the laws violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth, and its people must bear their guilt.” “So heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls – never rise again”. The first sin of Adam and Eve which brought judgment upon both nature and mankind is called FALL. They lost the Spirit of the God, thus the fellowship with God, and this condition was passed on to generations. This was a FALL for him and to all his generations. Before Adam’s Fall Adam was a PERFECT man with Body, Soul, and Spirit and was known as Spiritual man with immortality. Eve did not realize what was she getting into. Satan did not deceive Adam, but the Eve was deceived. Adam, on the other hand, deliberately sinned, to take Eve’s sin upon him and became the representative of her sin, because he loved her so much. He thought Eve was bone of his bone and flesh of his flesh that is why he chose to even leave his Eternal Father and abide with his wife and they became one flesh and Adam believed that she would be delivered from her sin through childbearing. (The first Adam took his wife’s sin upon him where as the second Adam Jesus Christ took upon the world’s sin upon him and bore it on the cross. The world that was produced from Eve, He called them His BRIDE. Jesus did not sin but redeemed Eve’s offspring from sin by obeying God’s word. God made a provision for forgiveness to Eve’s children through Jesus Christ and a husband of every family is modeled after Jesus to give his life for his family which is given to him by God).

When Adam lost the Spirit, he had become imperfect with only Body and Soul, and was known as natural man with mortality. Death of the soul introduced into the world. This tells us that, if soul is not bound with Spirit of God, the soul is DEAD. Since then all generations of Adam became natural men without Spirit of God in them. Godlessness made them to sin more. God was trying to restore the relationship with mankind by forgiving the sins and sanctifying them, through the blood of Jesus and with the restoration of the Spirit in them. At the result of FALL mankind needs redemption from sin, and nature needs redemption from curse. Physical suffering, pain and finally “death of the soul” introduced into the world as a consequence of FALL.

Christ is the image of the invisible God, the first born over all creation. For He created all things, things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or powers, or rulers, or authorities He created all things. He is the beginning and the end. So that in everything He might have supremacy, God was pleased to have all His fullness dwell in Jesus and through Him to reconcile to God, all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven by making peace through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross. After reconciliation God wanted to pour out His Spirit on all humans so that they might become PERFECT with the restoration of Spirit in them. After Jesus was glorified, He was ascended to heavens and caused glorious out pouring of the Holy Spirit on those who believed Him as the Son of God. Since then, the restoration of the Spirit taking place in all humans, who receive Him with obedience. Now all generations of Jesus have become blessed with the GRACE of God. GRACE justifies sinners. The GRACE completes God’s work of redemption in believers. GRACE replaces FALL and IMMORTALITY replaces MORTALITY.


WORD – “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with God, and the word was God” John 1: 1. WORD is a mediating agency by which God created the world and by which revelation comes to God’s people. The Word became a distinct entity specifically the “Word of God” active in creation and revelation. Word filled with a power that was transmitted to those who receive it. At the beginning of many of the writings of the prophets is “The Word of the Lord came to me” refers to communication made by God to people. The prophets claimed to deliver “the Word of Yahweh”. For this purpose they were commissioned and were led by the Holy Spirit. This Word of God addressed to human beings and demanded a response. The faithful obedience to Word will bring God’s blessings while disobedience will lead to a curse. The Word of the God mediated between God and the world. Judgment would be determined by one’s response to God’s Words. Wisdom was preexistent; Word was God’s instrument of creation. The Word carries God’s power to save. Those who receive the Word are called to be faithful to it and to be doers of the Word. Jesus Himself is the Word of God. Jesus Himself is the wisdom of God. Jesus spoke of His preexistence. The Word and Wisdom of God became incarnate (became flesh). Word was not created but it was preexisted. Word was with God and God was Word. God is Spirit and Word comes out of the Spirit. Jesus spoke and acted as the incarnate Word continuing God’s creative and redemptive work.  Jesus preaching can be called “Word”. Jesus’ message of the coming kingdom can be called a “Word”. Word has the mysterious binding authority – like an arrow once shot, it could not be recalled. For example when Isaac discovered he had been deceived and wrongly gave his blessing to Jacob, he could not recall it back. With His Word, Jesus could change water to wine, create eyes for a man born blind, and breathe the spirit into the disciples. The ‘Word of God’, which was preexisted, created the world, and spoke through the prophets, came in human form in Jesus Christ to save God’s children. God’s Word has power and once uttered cannot be taken  back, whereas, a person’s Word is often powerless and frequently fails, because that Word is not spoken by the Holy Spirit.  Word from the good brings good fruit and Word from wicked is like fire spreading torch. Word is capable of great good and evil. Reckless word pierces like a sword, but the word of the wise brings healing.


EVIL “Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men. Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way. For they cannot sleep till they do evil; they are robbed of good sleep until they make some one fall. They eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence” Proverbs 4: 14. Evil is an action opposed to God and His purposes. Evil is of 2 types. 1. Natural evil 2. Moral evil. Natural evils are destructive forces in nature ranging from earthquake and tidal waves to cancer. Moral evils are war, crime, cruelty, and slavery. Moral evil accounts for Natural evil. Evil is bound up with the actions of sinful humans. Natural evils may be used for judgment upon sin. God has used physical evils for the punishment of individual wickedness. This does not mean that all physical evils are the punishments of physical sins. Suffering of the righteous is different from suffering of the wicked. Evil force is present within the creation. Satan and its angels are roaming in mid air. God did not create the evil. First the fallen angels sinned and then the people sinned. The unholy trinity, Satan (the Dragon)- Antichrist (the beast from the sea or wickedness) – False prophet (the beast from the earth) represents the evil forces in this universe. Satan is the force that is in the world, which opposes God’s redemptive purposes from the beginning. Antichrist is the force that is in the world, which denies Jesus Christ, and does not believe Jesus as Messiah an anointed redemptive agent from God, who has power to forgive sins and give new life to people. Except believers of Jesus Christ everyone is included in this group. False prophet is a force, which denies Jesus as God’s Son, and final prophet who came to the world from God to fulfill God’s redemptive work and save the people from the dangers of the hell. False Prophet and his followers (Muslim world) do not accept Jesus as the flesh, which carried God’s Spirit in Him. God deals with evil with judgment and wrath. This wrath is persistent opposition to sin. God Himself in Jesus Christ became the victim of evil so that there might be victory over evil. A believer who is redeemed of these three evil forces can bear suffering for others and assist in God’s redemptive purpose. In all these things we are more than conquerors through God and His son Jesus Christ.


SIN - Sin is an action by which humans rebel against God, miss God’s purpose for their life, and surrender to the power of evil rather than to God. The root cause for all the problems of humanity is sin. Human sin is universal- we all sin. All persons without exception are under sin’s rule. Human weakness is sin. We want to find excuse for sin, but God must convict us for sin, God wants to save us from sin, because sin is not a thing, which gives pleasure but it is a terror to be shunned. God is no way responsible for sin. Satan introduced sin when he deceived Eve. Sin’s origin is to be found in humanity’s rebellious nature. Since Adam and Eve rebelled against the clear command of God, sin has infected humanity like a dread disease, every person who has lived since has followed their example. God established the “law” as a standard of righteousness; any violation of this “divine standard” is defined as sin. God made a “covenant” and people were bound by this covenant as covenant people. Any breach of this covenant was viewed as sin.  Iniquity is sin. “Iniquity” is deviating from what is right. It includes inner motivations. Often people try to hide the things from people and from God. The corrupted nature makes them to hide the things. God wants us to be crystal clear. Sin is a violation of the righteous nature of God. As the righteous and Holy God, He sets forth as a criterion for His people “righteousness” like His own. Any deviation from God’s own righteousness is viewed as sin. Sin is that the person has missed the mark that God has established for the person’s life. Sin is opposite of righteousness or moral straightness. Trespassing is sin. To step across the line, the person who steps across God’s standard of righteousness. Sin is also viewed as lack of “fellowship” with God. The ideal life of a man is fellowship with God. Anything, which disturbs this fellowship, is sin. “Unbelief” is sin. Unbelief is resistance to the truth of God revealed by the Spirit of God and produces moral and spiritual blindness. The outcome of such rejection is judgment. Unbelief shuts the door to heaven and opens the door to hell. The only criterion for judgment is whether or not one has accepted or rejected the revelation of God as found in Jesus Christ. To refuse to accept the “truth” of Spirit by faith is sin. Any action, which is marked by a lack of “faith”, is sinful. The sinful acts are – lawlessness – breach in the covenant – short of divine standard - iniquity – trespassing - evil desires – wickedness – unrighteousness – uncleanness – impurity – unbelief – lust – unfaithfulness – not accepting the truth. The penalty of sin is death and eternal separation from God. Though sinful acts may be directed against another person, ultimately every sin is against God, the creator of all things. God cannot tolerate sin. Therefore, sin creates a barrier between God and persons. The awful consequences of sin are Spiritual depravity, guilt, fear, spiritual blindness, and blurs the distinction between right and wrong. No person can blame another person for a sin he committed. He must accept responsibility for sin and face guilt associated with it. Sin brings spiritual death. Sin brings separation from God. If a person dies, not accepting Jesus as his savior, who delivers him from sin’s bondage, which leads to Spiritual death, then the separation from God becomes permanent. The only hope for peace to be achieved on either the personal or world level is through the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ. Idol worshiping is considered as sin in sight of God. Idol worshiping includes not only idols but also love for money, love for women, false hood, love for positions, love for possessions and desire to be praised by others.



“ You shall have no other gods before me. You shall not make for yourself an idol 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” Exodus 20: 3-4. “The Lord is God besides Him there is no other god” Deu. 4:35. God says we shouldn’t make idols in the form of man or animals to worship them. Because the idol worshipers exchanged the truth of immortal God for images made to look like mortal man, birds, animals and other things, to worship and serve hand created things rather than the CREATOR who is forever. Their foolish hearts darkened. Although they claimed to be wise they became fools. God does not live in temples built by hands. God is SPIRIT and our bodies are temples of God. The Spirit of God lives in us. He lives in our hearts. For in Him we live and move and have our being. God wants to live in a human who is created in the image of God. If any one destroys the body where God lives, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is sacred and our bodies are temples, we have to keep ourselves away from sinful nature. If we do not keep these temples Holy, God departs from our body and our bodies will become the shelters for evil souls. Christ kept His temple clean and Holy, for that He has become our righteousness, and our Holiness. Our faith must not rest on men’s wisdom, but on the power of God’s Spirit. Whoever seeks Him finds Him. Whoever loves Him with whole heart and obeys His word, receives His Spirit. The Spirit, which we receive, searches all things, even the deeper things of God. The man without having the Spirit of God does not understand the things of God and accept the things that come from the Spirit of God, for those things are foolishness to him. God’s Spirit cannot understand mere man, because he is spiritually discerned. The man with God’s Spirit makes judgments about all things, but he himself is not subject to any man’s judgment. God sent the Spirit of His son Jesus into our hearts and through Jesus we have received God’s Spirit. If we have the faith in the Spirit’s power, which lives in us, God will use us as His tools to perform miracles and wonders. Through God’s Spirit we will become His offspring and since we are God’s offspring, we should not think like the divine being is like gold or silver or stone – an image made by man’s design and skill. God lives in a man and He has given proof of this to all men by raising Jesus from the dead. The full deity of God was revealed in Jesus. When the mockers crucified Jesus, Jesus said “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing”. Had they known that the God whom they are worshiping is in Jesus and bearing all the pain they are giving to Jesus, they would not have crucified Him. No one in this world is as Holy as Jesus is, for the full deity of God is revealed in Jesus. Jesus is sinless, and flawless man. His birth itself is Holy. He was not born to a man but He was born to a Spirit. Jesus is God’s only son and first born of all creation. God’s mystery was hidden for long ages past and now had been revealed through Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ consecrated His life to God’s plan and to His redemptive purposes. God Himself lived in Jesus Christ and carried on His purposes through Jesus Christ. Love for money, love for women, turning truth into lie, arrogance, arguments, loving worldly things more than God, are also considered as idol worshiping.



“A person must believe in heart to be saved” (Rom 10:10, Mark 11:23, Heb 3:12). Heart is the center of physical, mental, and spiritual life of humans. The heart became the focus for both intellectual and Spiritual life. The heart is connected with thinking (Pro. 23:7). Anania’s contrived his deed of lying to the Holy Spirit in his heart (Acts 5:4). The conscious decision is made in the heart- Rom. 6:17. Not only is the heart associated with the activities of the “mind” and the “will”, but also it is closely connected to the “feelings” and “affections” of a person. “Emotions” such as “joy” originate in the heart (Ps. 4:7, Isa. 65:14). Other emotions like “fear” also originate in the heart (1Sam 25:37, Ps143: 4). Heaviness in the heart is due to “discouragement” or “despair” (Pro.12: 25, Eccle. 2:20). Another emotion is “sorrow” which is connected to heart (John 16:6, Pro. 25:20). The heart is also seat of “affections”, of “love” and its opposite “hate” (Lev. 19:17). “Jealousy” comes from heart (James 3:14), “Love” is based on the heart. The believer is commanded to love God with all his heart (Mark 12:30, Deut 6:5). Love comes from the pure heart (1 Tim 1:5). Heart is the center of moral and Spiritual life. The conscience is associated with heart (1 Sam 16:7). Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God (Matt 5: 8). Depravity is an issue of heart. The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jer 17:9). Jesus said that out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, Fornication, theft, false witness, and slander (Matt 15:19). Defilement comes from heart. Because heart is the root of the problem, this is the place where God does His work in the individual. That is why “Law” is written on the heart with the Spirit and conscience is the proof of this (Rom 2:15). The heart is the field where seed is sown (Matt 13:19, Luke 8:15). The heart is the place where natural laws of God are written. The heart is the place of renewal (1 Sam 10:9). God promised to take away the “stony heart” and give us a “heart of flesh” (Ezek 11:19). Finally the heart is the dwelling place of God. Two persons of trinity (John 14:23) are said to reside in the heart of the believer to come to a complete unity that is Trinity (John 17:23). God has given us the “earnest of the Spirit in our hearts” (2 Cor 1:22). “Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith” – Eph 3:17. “The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit which is given unto us” (Rom 5:5).


TEMPTATION – “Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil” Matthew 6:16. Temptation refers to “testing”, “Proving”, “trying”, and “enticing to evil”. God tests the loyalty of persons. Tree of knowledge was planted in midst of Garden of Eden – to prove the loyalty or to test the loyalty of Adam and Eve to the God, the creator. This tree was Adam and Eve’s opportunity to demonstrate obedience and loyalty to God, but serpent used it to tempt to become like a God. The tree of knowledge served as God’s test and Satan’s temptation. The result for mankind was disaster as they failed the test and fell to the temptation. God did tempt Abraham. God tested Abraham’s loyalty to God when He told Abraham to sacrifice Isaac. Abraham, by faith, when was tested, offered up Isaac and won God’s favor. That day God revealed to Abraham that, God is going to give His son as a sacrifice to the children of Isaac whom He said going to multiply like the grains of the sand and the stars in the sky because, he is faithful to God and trusted God’s word and never took back his step to offer his son to God. God kept His word and gave His Son Jesus Christ as a ransom sacrifice. God allows human beings to be tempted, but will with the temptation also makes a way to escape, that He may be “able to bear”. God led the Israelites forty years in the wilderness, to humble them, and to test them to know what was in their heart, whether they would keep His commandments, or not. Christ also asked Philip a question “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” to test him, for he himself knew what He is going to do. Persons are tempted to sin. This temptation is different from the God’s testing His people. James say’s “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted by God to sin; for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither He tempt any man to do evil”. God does not tempt any person to sin; the tempter is Satan. Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Persons are thus tempted by the tempter the devil or from within themselves. Persons are not allowed to test God. “You shall not test the Lord your God”, but people did put God to test (Acts: 15:6-11). Satan attempts to test God’s people to divert from God’s way of accomplishing His mission. Satan did tempt Jesus. The force of the temptation was for 1. The Bread. 2. Pinnacle of the Temple 3. Worldly Kingdoms. This force of the temptation experiences in is to be 1. Bread Messiah who provides bread 2. A Spectacular Messiah who does wonders 3. A compromising Messiah with luxury. Jesus was to be faced with these challenges all through His ministry and to the end of His life. When Jesus refused to continue to be a bread Messiah, the crowd left Him (John 6: 25-68). When Jesus came to the Temple, it was not to perform miracles but to cleanse it (Matt: 21: 12-17). When the people came to make Him King, He eluded them, choosing instead to be exalted on cross. He chose the narrow way instead of the broad way.  Hebrews 4:15 say’s – that way Jesus was thoroughly and completely tempted. The evil one has nothing in which to find Him guilty (John; 14-30).  The major temptation of Jesus was to do God’s “will” in devil’s way. The great purpose of Jesus was to follow the “will” of God. God had appointed the way of suffering to Jesus to do His will. But devil wanted Jesus to do God’s will in luxury way without suffering. Jesus did not yield to devil’s temptation at any point. Jesus did not disobey the God’s word; Jesus did not obey the devil’s word.  This way Jesus did not sin. He was tempted but He did not sin, for  ‘disobeying the God’s word is sin’. That way Jesus obeyed God’s orders and His directions to get victory over devil. The Disciples of Jesus followed the same way.


SACRIFICE – “Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God” Ephesians 5:2. The physical elements the worshipper brings to the God to express Devotion, Thanks giving, and need for Forgiveness is called Sacrifice. The sacrificial system taught the necessity of dealing with sin, and at the same time demonstrated that God had provided a way for dealing with sin. The Prophets spoke harshly about the people’s concept of sacrifice. They tended to ignore faith, confession, and devotion, thinking the mere act of sacrifice ensured forgiveness. Isaiah contended that the sacrifices were worthless when they were not accompanied by repentance and an obedient life. Micah reflected the same sentiment when he proclaimed that God was not interested in the physical act of sacrifice by itself but in the life and heart of the one making the sacrifice. Jeremiah condemned the belief that as long as the Temple was in Jerusalem and the people were faithful to perform sacrifices, then God would protect them. The symbol of sacrifice must be reflected in individual’s life. Malachi rebuked the people for offering the lame and sick animals to God instead of the best, as the law required. In doing so, the people were defiling the Alter and despising God. God wanted more than the physical performance of meaningless sacrifices. God desired the offerings to exemplify the heart of the worshiper. The New Testament consistently describes Christ’s death in sacrificial terms. Christ is the sinless High Priest who offered himself up as a sacrifice for sinners, that the superiority of Christ’s sacrifice is seen in that His sacrifice had to be offered once for all. Now whoever believes in Christ, as a Lamb sacrificed for entire mankind should offer sacrifices of praise to God through Jesus Christ. Jesus’ death was a sacrifice to God and, as such, a fragrant aroma. God had accepted Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, which was necessary for our salvation. With the death of Christ, however, physical sacrifice became unnecessary. Now a believer’s body is temple of God in which the Holy Spirit lives, and as the temple of God now a believer has the responsibility for offering acceptable spiritual offerings.


 ATONEMENT – “God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through faith in his blood” Romans 3:25. Atonement is an act of reconciliation associated with sacrificial offerings to remove the effects of the sin. The reconciliation between God and humanity means the establishment of friendly relationship between God and humanity, which is often described as the restoration of relationship between as estranged husband (God) and wife (people of God). God’s creatures have defiled God’s purpose for life and destroyed the fellowship with God, for which they were intended. They substituted the true fellowship and relationship with kingdom of evil. At this point God Himself in Christ reconciled the world unto Himself. God Himself in Christ “atones for” human sin; God Himself in Christ “sacrifices for” human sin, removing the barrier that sin created.


PASSOVER LAMB – “For Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed, let us keep the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth” 1Corinthians 5:7-8. Passover Lamb is an animal, which is sacrificed during the Passover Festival. Passover is the first festival of the three annual festivals of Israelites. Passover is the most important festival commemorating their deliverance from Egyptian bondage. Passover commemorated the final plague on Egypt when the first born of the Egyptians died and the Israelites were spared because of the blood smeared on their doorposts. Passover took place on the 14th day at evening of the 1st month (April). The lamb to be slain was selected on the 10th day of the month, and slaughtered on the 14th day and then eaten. None of the animal was to be left over on the following day. The uncircumcised and the hired servant were not permitted to eat the sacrifice. The Passover was also called the feast of unleavened bread, because only unleavened bread was eaten during the 7 days immediately following Passover. Unleavened bread reflected the fact that the people had no time to put leaven in their bread before their hasty departure from Egypt, but there was a purpose of God behind their every action, which was revealed later. Jesus was crucified during the Passover event. He and His disciples ate a Passover meal together on the eve of His death. During this meal Jesus said, ”This is my Body” pointing out to the unleavened bread, and “This is my blood-” pointing out to the cup of wine and continued to say- “- is the New Testament in my Blood”. The New Testament identifies Christ as the Passover Lamb Sacrificed for our sins. “For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us (1 Cor. 5:7)”. Passover Sacrifice is an inward Spiritual Power for us. Unleavened Bread symbolizes the sinless and righteous Body of the Christ or Church. Blood symbolizes the Holy Spirit, which gives us peace. The wicked eat the bread of wickedness and drink the wine of violence” Proverbs 4:17.



“Obey Me, and I will be your God and you will be my people” Jeremiah 7:23. Obedience is to hear God’s word and act accordingly. Disobedience to God’s word is sin. The word “Obey” means “to hear” or “to listen” in a state of submission. Obey means to trust also. The person’s obedient response to God’s word is a response to trust or faith. Thus, to really hear God’s word is to obey God’s word. God say’s “He that has ears to hear, let him hear”. Obedience is essential to worship God. Obedience brings salvation. Obedience secures God’s blessings. Spiritual insight is gained through obedience. Life obedience to God is the fruit of faith. True obedience means imitating God in Holiness, Humility, and Love. A believer obeys God rather than a man. Obedience leads us to receive the promised gift of God, The Holy Spirit. Obedience springs from gratitude for grace received. Our love for God motivates us to obey Him. Desire to obey the will of God motivated Jesus’ actions. Jesus acted and spoke only as the Father directed. Jesus, work on the cross is viewed as a sacrifice of obedience. The people who obey God’s word find blessings. Disobedience to God’s word leads to failure or stops doing God’s work. Disobedience to God’s word comes from a sinful heart, the heart that will not trust. People always want God to be obedient to them but not themselves to God. If people disobey receive judgment and necessary discipline.



“He that does not love his brother, doesn’t know God; for God is Love” 1 John 4: 8. Love is unselfish, loyal, and beneficent concern for the well being of another. Love means “dearness”, “affection”, or “high regard”. ‘Agape’ love is unselfish love, which is unconditional. The idea of ‘Agape’ in mind is better than the idea of physical pleasure and satisfaction. The basis for such selfless love is God’s act of redemption. Love shouldn’t be “like a morning cloud, and as the early dew it goes away”. God desires steadfast love. Love shouldn’t be given up in spite of faithlessness. The command to “love God” is united with “love thy neighbor as thyself”. Jesus gave us a command to love one’s enemies and to pray for those who persecute.  Loving only those who love you- is- according to Jesus no better than those who are outside of the God’s family. The love that Jesus’ disciples have for others is to be just as complete as God’s love. The living expected in the kingdom of God is ‘love life’.  Love is patient and kind not jealous or boastful, not arrogant or rude. Love is not selfish, irritable, or resentful. Love does not rejoice at wrong but in the right. Love bears, believes, hopes, and endures all things. Love doesn’t put himself or herself first. Love is not simply an emotion, which arises because of the character of the one loved. Love is not due to the loving quality of the lover. Love is a relationship of self-giving which results from God’s activity in Christ. The source of love is God, and faith makes love a person possibility. Love is vitally connected with faith and also with hope. Increase of love has the end that the hearts might be established “unblameable in Holiness” before God. Our hearts have been filled with God’s love through the Holy Spirit. ‘Love one another’ is the command of God. Here what commanded is not emotion; it is the disciplined “will” to seek the welfare of others. This love is, be manifested in deeds. Whoever does not do right and doesn’t love his brother is not of God. Believers do love, because God has loved them. In such love, His people carry out God’s eternal purposes.



“To the man who does not work for God’s favor but trusts God who justifies the wicked, his faith is credited as righteousness” Romans 4: 5. Righteousness means “uprightness”. Righteousness is a divine characteristic of God’s nature. God’s righteousness is understood in relation to the image of God as the Judge. God’s judgments are consistently redemptive in nature; God’s righteous judgments are protective, deliverable, and restorable. Salvation and Condemnation exist as the two sides of God’s righteousness. Condemnation is against wicked. The leading side is always deliverance. God did not call on people to earn God’s favor or to strive to merit God’s grace; rather it is God who has chosen people to pour out His gracious favor. Hence the so-called righteous acts of humans are filthy racks to God.  Human righteousness is absolute faith commitment to God. The one, who in faith gives oneself to the doing of God’s will, is righteous. God considers doing righteousness is righteous, means God gives righteousness to him, which God gives as a gift of righteousness to the person of faith. Faith is the condition for the reception of the gift of righteousness from God. Thus “the righteousness of God” is the power of God at work saving humanity.



A feeling of regret, and turning from sin to God. All people need to repent, and become like children. The life that is changed is obvious by the fruit that it bore. Jesus related repentance closely to the arrival of the kingdom of God and specifically associated with one’s acceptance of Jesus as Savior. Those who are unrepentant are those who reject Him. Those who received the Holy Spirit are the truly repented, because God tests their sincerity and then gives His Holy Spirit as a surety. The repented should perform the deeds appropriate to repentance. Repentance leads us towards salvation. Judas’ repentance was not the type that leads towards salvation. The repentance makes us to reconcile with God. Renewal of commitment or reaffirmation of faith seems to be the meaning of repentance. Repentance is the call for rededication and not initial conversion.



“Love, not the wooden rules, governs forgiveness” Matthew 18: 21-22. “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing” Luke 23:34. Forgiveness is an act of God’s grace to forget forever and not hold people of faith accountable for sins they confess. It is also gracious human act of not holding wrong acts against his neighbor. Forgiveness has both divine and human dimensions. In the divine dimension it is first of all the gracious act of God by which believers are put into a right relationship with God and transferred from spiritual death to spiritual life through the sacrifice of Jesus. Without this forgiveness, our lives would be full of guilt. In terms of human dimension forgiveness is that act and attitude toward those who did wrong to us which restores relationships and fellowship. God said, “As I have forgiven you, you have to forgive your brother or neighbor”. If we do not forgive others, God’s forgiveness returns back to God, the act that shows us that we are still in the bondage of Satan since we could not forgive our neighbor. Everyone needs forgiveness- the basic facts of the Bible are – God’s creative power and Holiness, human rebellion, and efforts of our merciful God to bring us back to an intended relationship with God through forgiveness. The need of forgiveness is first seen in Genesis, as Adam and Eve willfully disobeyed God, choosing rather to satisfy their own self-will. The result was guilt, separation from God, loss of fellowship and a life of hardship, anxiety, and death and lived under the wrath of God. David expressed this terrible condition of the unforgiven sinner in Psalms. He spoke of being unclean, of being sinful by his very nature of his grief and sorrow at being separated from God and of his guilt. Sinners cannot live rightly without God, and yet as a sinner a person is cut off from the Holy God. Only through the mercy of God can one find forgiveness and peace. The forgiveness of God channeled through the sacrificial offerings in the Old Testament. This was an act of God’s demand for a repentant heart as the basis of forgiveness. Bringing sacrifice means bringing repentant heart. Jesus is the perfect and final sacrifice through which God’s forgiveness is mediated to everyone. God Himself in Jesus Christ sacrificed for the sins of mankind. A firm condition for the receiving of God’s forgiveness is the willingness to forgive others. The forgiven life is the forgiving life. Love governs the forgiveness. God say’s “As I have shown mercy on you, you have to show mercy on others.



“Thy faith hath made thee whole” Matthew 9:22. “I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “move from here to there” and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you” Matthew 17: 20-21. Faith is to trust, to believe, to depend, to consecrate, to dedicate, to accept authority, and to have confidence. “We walk by faith, not by sight” – represents the totality of one’s way of life both in the trust and confidence he puts on God. In Bible Faith is described as the “fear of God”, and in terms of trust and obedience. Faith expresses an idea of stability and steadfastness. Faith is to place confidence in God. One’s confidence in God makes him whole. And also Faith is trusting commitment of one person to another, particularly of a person to God. Faith is loyalty to a person or to God whom one is bound by promise or duty. Faith replaced a word “belief”. One stands firm in one’s convictions. In relationships, one trusts persons and believes their testimony or promise. To accept the responsibilities of God’s covenant was to trust His word that He alone was God and to commit one’s life to His promises for the present and future. That is faith. Faith is related to the basics of the Bible: the state of salvation, sanctification, purification, justification, righteousness and adoption as children of God, each of these comes from Faith. Faith is a relationship with God mediated by Jesus Christ. Faith is surrender to God’s gift of righteousness in Christ rather than seeking righteousness alone. Faith is also a fruit of Holy Spirit. Faith is a gift of Holy Spirit that is given to some people not to others, who can able to do great acts for God, what Jesus called moving mountains. Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to God must believe that God exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him. To have right relation with God, it is necessary to believe that, God has revealed Himself in Jesus Christ, and to accept God in Jesus, accepts you. The word ‘believers’ means those who believe or those who have faith in God. The believer continues to hope for the fulfillment of the promises of God. The “things hoped for” have a reality greater than anyone’s hoping for them.  If we trust in saving works of Jesus Christ we receive salvation. Faith is to believe “that God was in Jesus Christ, reconciling the world unto Himself”. 



“Today salvation has come to this house” Luke 19:9. “To seek and to save which was lost” Luke 19: 10. “To bring salvation to those eagerly await him” Heb. 9: 28.

Salvation is about knowledge and victory over the evil forces, as one appreciates the truth that the evil forces are overcome and God’s Spirit is available. Salvation means deliverance from the evil forces and Deliverer delivers us from the evil forces. Salvation comes from knowing God’s Truth. Death emerges from not knowing God’s Truth.

Deliverance involves –

1. Knowledge and recognition of one’s true roots.

2. The danger of outside spiritual forces is for humanity.

3. Jesus reveals the way out from the clutches of evil forces.

4. A move away from the forces of darkness. 

Salvation is the saving of a life from death or harm. Salvation is the deliverance from the penalty and power of sin. Salvation shows God’s power to save and God’s concern for His oppressed people. Salvation is linked with the forgiveness of sins. God’s Salvation embraces prosperity, abundant life and the end of the death of soul (the eternal separation from God), tears, and disgrace. God’s salvation is for the upright in heart, or righteous who rely on God for deliverance from the bondage of sin. Personal Salvation is a conversion experience from worldly things to spiritual things and God’s creation of a new heart, and Holy Spirit’s work and assurance of God’s abiding presence. Christ’s Salvation involves 1.already completed, 2.ongoing, and 3.future saving activity. Jesus offered God’s forgiveness to hurting people. He assured to the repentant “Today Salvation has come to this house”. Jesus fulfilled the goal of His ministry “to seek and to save that, which was lost”. Christ came to “give His life as ransom for many”,  “In Christ God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them”. Here ransom, redemption, and reconciliation are same for Salvation. The believer can confess, “I was saved when Jesus died for me”. Christ’s future work of Salvation concerns Christ’s coming again “to bring salvation to those who eagerly await Him” and Jesus saves some people from the wrath of God’s final judgment.  God’s work in the believer’s life breaks down into 1.Conviction for the sin- 2. Repentance- 3. Turning from world to God- 4. Having faith in God and His son Jesus Christ- 5. Justification as righteous - 6. Commitment of whole life to God- 7. Confession of Christ as Lord- 8. New birth- 9. New creation in Spirit- 10. Empowerment of Holy Spirit to be God’s child. 11. Status of “saint”- 12. Maturing in Christ- 13.Growing in service 14. Experiencing victory over evil spirits and sin through the power of the Holy Spirit- 15. Caught between what God has begun and what yet to complete- 16. Waiting on God’s future work 17. Completion of the task assigned and Glorification- 18. Entering into God’s future work, the renewal of heaven and earth.  Salvation is a free gift of God appropriated through faith. No individual merits salvation by the fulfillment of works and deeds. Salvation comes from the obedient faith and trust. If faith does not involve love that salvation is not from God but from demonic. Confidence in God’s ability to keep those who have entrusted their lives to Christ is not, however an excuse for any believer’s inactivity or moral failure.



“There is no difference, for all sinned and fall short of the glory of God, and are justified freely by His grace through the redemption that came by Jesus Christ” Romans 3: 22-23. Justification is a process by which an individual is brought into right relationship with God. Justification is the remedy for the chief problem of sin, which separates God and sinners. Justification is something that God does. Justification always requires obedience on the part of God’s people, but justification also requires judgment and restoration on the part of God. God dealt with the sin of humankind by the revelation in His Son Jesus Christ. God did not consider sin lightly. Sin created a big gap between God and people. This gap required a BRIDGE to bring all of humanity into right relationship with God. God’s bridge building is “reconciliation”. Reconciliation functions to bring humans “justification”. Jesus Christ carried out this divine plan. His death on the cross, made it possible for God and people to be reconciled (brought into right relationship) and thus for humans to be justified. The justified are promised the gift of Holy Spirit. The necessity of justification is expressed in the New Testament. Sin is a personal power controlling people, preventing them from obeying God and leading them to death of soul. All people desperately need deliverance from sin. The redemptive activity of Jesus is the only way, which provides the avenue to a right relationship with God. According to Bible Human works and deeds do not achieve or earn acceptance by God. Faith alone brings them to right relationship with God. Spiritual journey begins with Justification. Justification establishes the future. Trusting faith in Jesus Christ puts people in the right relationship with the God, bringing eternal life now and forever.



“But we ought always to thank God for you, who are loved by Lord, because from the beginning God chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit and through belief in the truth” 2 Thessalonians 2: 13. “God’s elected, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood” 1 Peter 1: 1-2. Sanctification is an act or process, making Holy, and consecrated. The word sanctification means “Separate” an opposite with the “Polluted”. Thus God is Separate; things and people dedicated to God and to His use are Separate. God is Holy; His name is Holy and may not be polluted. Since God exists in the realm of the Holy rather than the polluted, all that pertains Him must come into that same realm of Holiness. In the Old Testament sanctification involves TIME- SPACE – OBJECTS – AND PEOPLE with the blood of animals. Sabbath and various festivals are certain times that are sanctified. The land of Canaan as well as Jerusalem was the place Holy to the Lord and cannot be polluted by sinful conduct. The Tabernacle or Temple and all the objects related to it were Holy. The various gifts brought to worship were sanctified. The first-born males, of human beings and animals were sanctified. The Priests and Levites who function in the Sanctuary are sanctified to the Lord by the anointing of oil. Finally the nation of Israel was sanctified to the Lord as a Holy people. In the New Testament same range of meanings reflected but with extension of meaning in certain cases. The WORD stresses personal dimension of Holiness. Sanctification is vitally linked to the Salvation experience. We were set apart to God in conversion from worldly things to Spiritual things, and we are living out that dedication to God in Holiness. Christ’s crucifixion and the blood shed on the cross make possible the moving of sinner from the polluted to the Holy so that the believer can become a part of the temple where God dwells and is worshiped. The work of the Holy Spirit in conversion as sanctification makes the believer Holy so as to come before God in acceptance. Justification and sanctification are closely related. Sanctification or Holiness is to be pursued as an essential aspect of the believer’s life; the blood of sanctification must not be defiled by sinful conduct. Sanctification stresses individual commitment to Holy living. 1 Thessalonians 4: 3 – It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you learn to control his own body in a way that is holy and honorable.



“If a man cleanses himself from wickedness, he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work” 2 Timothy 2: 21. “Come near to God and He will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double minded” James 4: 8. “The blood of goats and calves sprinkled on those who are unclean, purify them so that they are outwardly clean, how much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the Eternal Holy Spirit offered Himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death, so that we may serve the living God” Heb. 9: 13-14. “Now you are purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart” 1 Peter 1: 22. Purification is a process, which makes flawless. The meanings are “refined”, “purified”, “without flaw”, “perfect”, “clean” as gold, light, salt, incense, and oil. The uncleanness prevents one to come in contact with the Holy presence of God. God is the ideal of purity, and those who are to come in contact with God’s presence are also to be pure. God’s eyes are too clean to look upon evil. When that which is unclean or impure come in contact with which is Holy, results in danger and could even lead to death. Purity qualifies one to participate in worship. The people of God are pure, purified by the personal presence of Holy Spirit. Such purity results in the conduct, which is appropriate for people of God. Sin results in uncleanness. Purification provides a way to return to cleanness. The cleansing agents are required for purification. Water, Blood, and Fire are the cleansing agents. Water is the most common cleansing agent; everyone can cleanse his or her body with Water (Baptism).  Blood is used to cleansing the Holy place, one’s heart is the most Holy place for God, and the Blood of Jesus shed on the cross can cleanse everyone’s heart. Fire is another agent for purification; one’s Spirit, Soul, and Body can be cleansed, without any flaw, with the personal presence of Holy Spirit, who is consuming Fire. The person who is in right relationship with God is to live a life of purity. Christ cleansed as a part of the work of High Priest and His blood cleanses from sin. For pure everything is pure. 1John 5:6-9 – “This is the one who came by Water and Blood - Jesus Christ. And it is the Holy Spirit who testifies, because the Holy Spirit is the TRUTH. For there are 3 that testify: The Holy Spirit, The Water and the Blood: and the three are in agreement. We accept man’s testimony, but Holy Spirit’s testimony is greater because it is the testimony of God”. If Holy Spirit gives testimony about a person that he is cleansed, then he is an offering that is acceptable to God.


TRUTH “The Lord is the true God; he is the living God” Jeremiah 10:10.     “I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me”. John 18: 37. Truth - which is reliable and can be trusted. Truth is the correct knowledge. The essential idea of truth in the Bible is not conformity to some external standard but faithfulness or reliability. In the case of God, of course, faithfulness and reliability are not measured by any external standard. God is the standard. God’s truth is truth that is basic for all other truth. Truth came through Jesus Christ. The truth is the SPIRIT of God. No one has ever seen God. Jesus has made Him known. God was not made known to everyone in this world because of sin. Foolishness of people made them to sin.  Had they known the secret of God they would not have sinned. Jesus wanted to make God known to everyone and He said knowing God is eternal life. Once people get to know who is God then sin of this world will be taken away. The truth of the God is described in the words “faithfulness” and “justice” – although everyone is a liar, let God be proved true. Truth and sincerity are associated, and both are opposed to malice (an intension to harm others or an intention to see others suffer) and evil (causing injury, ruin, or pain). Truth is not simply a matter of suggestion of acceptance in accuracy but truth is something that is to be obeyed. The truth of God was not revealed in LAW of MOSES but in JESUS CHRIST. In Christ God was manifested and the God’s kingdom. One hears and believes the God who is in Christ. Grace and truth came through God who is in Jesus Christ. Before Pilate, Jesus declared: “For this I was born, and for this I came into this world, to testify to the truth (GOD). Everyone who belongs to the truth (GOD) listens to my voice”. God is the truth and since Christ shares in the truth of God, He is full of grace and truth. Jesus is the way of the truth (way to know God) and the life (Spirit). Jesus is the true light and true vine. The Holy Spirit is associated with the activity of Jesus in so far as truth is concern. The Spirit of truth (GOD), who comes from the heaven, He will testify on Jesus’ behalf. In Jesus’ prayer, He prayed- “Sanctify them in the truth (in the HOLY SPIRIT), your Word (the Word which comes from the HOLY SPIRIT) is truth. I sanctify myself so that they might also be sanctified”. This acceptance of Jesus and receiving truth (The Holy Spirit) is accompanied by walking in the truth or in the light (The Holy Spirit).  Dear readers it is true that when the Holy Spirit comes He will guide you in all truth. He will teach you all things and remind you of what Jesus said.


SUFFERING - “But those who suffer God delivers in their suffering and speak to them in their affliction” Job 33:14.“For you, O God, tested us with suffering; to make us like gold” Ps 66: 10.Suffering is divided into 3 kinds. 1. Suffering of the Righteous 2. Suffering of the wicked 3. Suffering of the Disciples. Suffering of the righteous is the way for God to gain peoples attention to correct sin into obedience to refine character - To trust in God’s hidden wisdom – to carry the sins of others (God Himself bears the suffering of Christ on the cross) – the purpose and necessity of suffering in the lives of the sons of God aid other people in coping with the suffering of their own. Evil suffering is given to the fallen and sinful world. It is a punishment for sin against the divine moral orders. The wicked would surely suffer for their evil ways even though they might prosper for a time. God stays His hand of judgment against the offenders of His will. Suffering could come as a result of parent’s sin. Whereas Suffering of Disciples recognize the inevitability of their suffering. As Christ suffered so they would suffer. To continue God’s mission they would incur tribulation, because the world hates the disciples as much as they did to Jesus. Suffering for God’s sake is counted as privilege. These sufferings are to be endured patiently rather than rebelliously because God is working out His purpose in His children’s lives. Satan would tempt believers to be defeated in their suffering. Instead, Disciples can grow stronger spiritually through trials and share Christ’s ultimate triumph even now as they experience daily victories. Therefore dear readers understand that suffering gives rise to hope, for no present suffering compares with the rewards that await the faithful follower of Christ.


God nowhere undertakes to gratify our every desire. That is the reason that at times God seems unsympathetic toward something we think to be good. It is only because He desires to bestow something He knows to be better. Children whom the Father leads need not ask where they go and what is happening in their lives. Some times our plans seem so right. But our desires have been defeated or opposed. Like –

  1. Desired to go to the mission field to do God’s work but door is closed.
  2. Purposed to give generously to God’s work but suffered financially.
  3. Planned to train for Church service, but family responsibilities intervened.
  4. Faced inactivity for activity.
  5. Silence for Speaking
  6. Obscurity (lack of opportunity) for opportunity.

But when we accept the divine discipline in a mature way, we will find that “some better thing” awaits us round the corner. We should learn to sing  -

            I worship you O God, all your ways are adorable

            Every day you give me, is more precious

            To love you more and more

            To Bow down and say your ways are perfect.

God say’s, “you do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand”.

The Almighty God, to Satan – described Job “Have you considered My servant Job? For there is no one like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, fearing God and turning away from evil”. How does God treat the blameless and upright man? Surely Job will be rewarded by special treatment. The reverse was the case. He lost flocks, herds, servants, children, health, wealth, and finally even sympathy of his wife. She urged him, “curse God and die”. Job’s reply was “Shall we indeed accept good from God and not accept adversity? The lord gave and the Lord has taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord”. Intimacy with God enables us to stand in the evil days. Job’s reaction was not of fate but of faith. It was not a fight between Job and Satan, but it was a fight between God and Satan. God wanted to prove Satan, Job’s loyalty and integrity. Job’s victory was a victory to his God. Without knowing what was going on behind, Job brought victory to God and God blessed Job with double portion of what he had lost. Who knows our trial and suffering in our lives today is going to bring victory to God, if we endure it. Dear readers try to understand God’s plans for our lives, which bring victory over Satan.


Like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them on its pinions, the Lord alone led him, He made him to ride on the heights of the land and fed him with His fruit, nourished with the honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty cliff” Deuteronomy 32: 11-13. The Eagle builds its nest on the mountain Cliff, using first sticks and twigs, then lining it carefully with fur, feathers, and grass. The little eaglets hatch out into an ideally comfortable home. Life is perfect. Meals are delivered regularly. There is nothing to be desired. But one day the mother eagle appears to go destruct and tears away the soft lining of the nest, leaving only sticks, twigs and thorns.  The eaglets are confused at the change in their mother. The nest becomes so uncomfortable that they climb up to the edge of the nest and look down at the preventing rocks below. Suddenly, the mother eagle gives one of them a push, and it goes tumbling through space to certain death. But swifter than the fall is the mother’s flight. Just in time, she swoops down, catching the eaglet on her wings, and bears it up to safety on the mountain cliff. As with the eagle, so with the Lord, God at times breaks up our nest, to descend to the bottom with fear from lazy comfort, our soul’s wings molt, and lose the interest, for battle with the breeze. But ever waits with arms of love, to bear our souls all ills above. God’s eternal love offers no explanations. The Lord expects to be trusted. He disturbs us at will. Human arrangements are disregarded, family ties ignored, business and job claims put aside. Left in the comfortable nest, the eaglet’s wings never gain strength to ascend in the face of the sun. Left in undisturbed comfort and prosperity, it is easy for our soul’s wings to molt, and we lose the interest for spiritual war. Such discipline fit us for the flight upward. “Who is among you that fears the Lord, that obeys the voice of God’s servant, that walks in darkness and has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God” (Isaiah 50: 10). Then we will emerge, knowing an intimacy with God deeper than ever before. The 3 young man Shedrek, Mesheck and Abednago emerged from fiery furnace that way, with God’s presence.




Matthew 5:48 – “Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is Perfect” Ephesians 4: 13- “Until we all reach unity in faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become perfect, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness-completeness of Christ. John: 17: 23 – “I in them and you in me. May they be brought to the complete unity”. Perfection is reaching an ideal state of Spiritual wholeness or completeness. It is not a quality, which is achieved by human effort alone. Through the Holy Spirit given to us we have access to perfection. The basis of perfection lies in God Himself. God is free from incompleteness or imperfection. Therefore, God demands perfection from believers, and enables them to receive perfection through the Holy Spirit. Through a covenant relationship with His people, and by grace, God offers to His people the possibility of perfection. Through the indwelling Holy Spirit believers can be perfected forever. To achieve full perfection believers are, however, to grow from spiritual infancy to maturity so as to share the full stature of Christ, in whose image we may become renewed and perfected. For every believer perfection is a goal to be sought.  Through Jesus’ suffering and exaltation, God made Jesus perfect.



Jesus say’s – “My Peace I give you” John 14: 27. He wants to give us His peace. God cannot give us His peace as long as we rebel against Him. We must stop resisting God. Peace comes from the right relationship with God. Peace comes from His presence in us. Peace means “wholeness” or “well-being”. Such Peace is gift of God, for God alone can give peace in all its fullness. Deliverance from sin gives us peace. The peace is always identified with the righteousness, such righteousness we find only in God. If God lives in us He will become our righteousness, and we will become upholders of the truth and peace. The Hebrew word “Shalom” and the Greek word “Irene” express the idea of peace, well-being, restoration, reconciliation with God, and salvation in the fullest meaning and sense. God is our peace, because we are justified by God to receive His promised gift Holy Spirit. Through Holy Spirit God made us one in Him. In Him we discover that ultimate peace. This Peace is experienced as an inner Spiritual peace by an individual believer who has received His Holy Spirit. It is God’s very presence in a believer. Peace is freedom from distress, suffering, and fear. Peace is security, mercy, joy, grace, love, life and righteousness. Such peace is fruit of Spirit and part of the armor of God, which enables us to withstand the attacks of the forces of evil.



1Thessalonians 4: 7 says – “For God did not call us to be impure, but to live a Holy life. Therefore, he who rejects this instruction does not reject man but God, who gives us his Holy Spirit”. Holy has four distinct meanings. 1.“To be set apart”, 2. “Perfect” or “Spiritually Pure”, 3. “Being frightening beyond belief”, 4. “Filled with super human and Potential Fatal Power”. Holy applies to primarily to God, but secondarily to Saints or Godly people. This speaks of God and people who have been set apart by God’s presence. A saint is a holy person. To be sanctified means to be made Holy. God is Holy. Fire is the symbol of Holy Power. Jealousy, wrath, remoteness, cleanliness, glory and majesty are related to Holy. Holiness tends toward separation and uniqueness. Holiness inspires awe and fear. Holiness comes to imply the fullness and completeness of God and Godliness in all facets and meanings. The Holy Spirit is the agent of Holiness for the “BRIDE” or the “CHURCH”. Holy Spirit keeps the CHURCH pure, promotes Holiness in its members.  


NEW COVENANT or NEW TESTAMENT – “I will make a covenant with my people, It will not like the covenant I made with their forefathers to which they were not faithful. I will put my laws in their minds and write them in their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. They all will know me, from the least of them to greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more” Heb. 8: 8-12. Covenant OR Testament means an agreement between God and His people. In the Scriptures God’s covenants with individuals and with the Israel nation find final fulfillment in the NEW COVENANT in Jesus Christ. For the New Covenant participants God has promised the Holy Spirit of God, which guarantees Eternal life or Immortality, if people trusts Jesus Christ as His son who came to the world to do His will. Jesus death on cross, satisfied the requirement that all covenants be established by blood. Christ blood established EVERLASTING COVENANT. The ministers of the New Covenant are the ministers of SPIRIT and of LIFE, not of dead literalism or letters. They will be having fellowship with real living God. They can hear His voice, they can feel His presence, and they can talk to Him. They are literally led by Him. They are empowered with His presence. Nothing is imagination but everything is real to them. Only the participants of the New Covenant are the BRIDE or CHURCH for Jesus Christ. If Israel suffered for breaking the OLD COVENANT, how much more should people expect to suffer if they have counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he sanctified, an unholy thing. The NEW COVENANT rests on gracious action in redeeming His people and making covenant with them.



Awareness of events before they occur is foreknowledge. God alone has foreknowledge. Nothing is outside of His knowledge – Past, present, and future. Nothing is hidden from Him, and only fools think they can hide their deeds from God. God knows completely the thoughts and doings of human beings. Jesus taught that God has complete knowledge of human beings and the author of Hebrews writes that nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight.


Events of History are perceived in faith as the unfolding of God’s eternal plan. The crucifixion of Christ was not a chance happening of history. It was according to the foreknowledge of God, according to His eternal plan. God sets His people apart to Himself. Jeremiah heard God’s word to him saying, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart, I appointed you as a prophet to the nations”


Paul perceived that God had “separated me from my mother’s womb…that I might preach Him among the heathen”. God’s foreknowledge must be understood in terms of personal relationship of God to His creation. To affirm God’s foreknowledge is a statement of faith - that God’s purpose existed before mankind’s response to God. The initiative lies with God.


Those whom God foreknows, He predestines to be conformed to the image of His Son, and those whom God predestines, He calls, and those whom He calls, He justifies, and those whom He justifies, He glorifies.

Some people might ask questions like –

  1. If God already knows in advance that who will be saved or elected, does that not eliminate free human will?
  2. Does God predestine some people to salvation and others to damnation?

To Answer this – God knows in advance what person’s response will be, so He elects to salvation in advance, those whom He knows will freely accept Christ, because they know Him before the foundations of the earth. They know Him, Hear Him, and follow Him. The predestination is conditioned on God’s foreknowledge of the individual’s acceptance or rejection of Christ. Whoever rejects Christ is not from God but from Satan.

God to foreknow means His knowledge determines events. He predestines some to be saved, but not on the foreknowledge of how they will respond, rather in His foreknowledge He foreordains apart from human response. Peter also declares that the Christians in Asia Minor were chosen by God according to His foreknowledge and God was intended to bring assurance that their existence is part of God’s plan and will and that they have a sure and certain hope, that is not tied to changing circumstances or events.

Paul’s point in Romans 8 is not to discuss who is foreknown and predestined to be saved and who is not, rather to assure the Christian readers that their security is based upon God’s eternal purpose and not upon the Christians initiative. Nothing, therefore, can separate them from God’s love.

The writers of Gospels were not attempting to answer the question of whom God saves and whom He rejects, nor were they intending to limit free human choice. They were rather expressing the conviction and assurance of faith that the individual’s salvation lies entirely and securely in God’s hand and in God’s eternal purpose.



 Sign points to something else; an object, occurrence, or person through which one recognizes, remembers, or validates something. Signs may be of different functions. Signs show the protection hand of God. Signs fulfill their goal when they inspire obedience, worship, and loyalty to God. Signs serve as reminders of significant events. Satan is the worst enemy of the God, who from the beginning opposes God’s plan and tries to destroy it. To avoid Satan’s interference God has revealed His plan through signs to His elected people, so that they can keep it secret to successfully carry out His eternal plan of redemption. The places and events and election of the people are the part of God’s signs for his eternal purposes. If we carefully read the Bible and understand the names of the people, names of the places and the symbolic forms used to describe someone or the place, then it amazes us how God had in most careful and successful way carried out His plan of redemption and destroyed the work of the Devil.  


Signs reveal God, and His eternal purposes. From the beginning of the creation God is revealing how His purposes are carried out through the 3 persons of the Trinity. If we carefully read the Bible we see how the work of salvation is completely carried out by Yahweh the Father of the Trinity and Jesus the Son of the Trinity and the Holy Spirit the Bride of the Trinity. And finally how these 3 persons of the Godhead accomplish the eternal plan successfully by destroying the Satan’s plan. God Himself as Father and as Son and as Bride succeeds this plan, bringing the conclusion that God is not 3 but 1 and carried out His plan in 3 different phases. This gives us clear idea that Spirit is one and God is one, but the redemption work is divided into 3 parts.

God’s final purpose of His plan is, everyone should experience eternal peace with humbleness to God, not giving any room for pride. In the past Eternity Satan and his angels rebelled against God. The pride seems to be the fall of Satan and his angels. God doesn’t want this to be repeated. This reveals us why God planted the Tree of knowledge in the Garden of Eden. It is to convict the human being with sin and to reveal them that the ultimate POWER that exists in this universe is, God’s alone, and every one should bow down to His authority because He is the creator of you and me, angels and even Satan and fallen angels and the entire universe. Everyone should accept Creator’s supreme authority with humbleness. God knows that it will take thousands of years to carry out this plan but in God’s sight 1000 years are like one day. Everyone should understand that – Creator is God, Tempter is Satan, who tempts us to become like God or to become the owners of the possessions, the one who convicts is the Holy Spirit, and the Redeemer is Jesus Christ. We cannot become owners of any part of this universe or any possessions because the Creator of this universe is the owner of every possession and God created us to only manage His creation and His possessions. God has authority to give us His possessions and to take away from us.


Some important Examples of Signs and Symbols from the Bible–

The Ark of Noah / symbolizes the Ship of Salvation

The Lamb Sacrificed at mount Mariah by Abraham in place of his son Isaac / symbolizes Jesus the Lamb.

Abraham-Isaac-Israel (Jacob) / Father-Son-Holy Spirit the Church

Gold / divine nature

The un-leavened bread at pass over (Ex 13:9) – / the sinless Body of Christ or the Church

The redemption of the first-born (Ex 13:16) – / is the reminder of the redemption of Israel

The stones at Gilgal (Joshua 4:6-7) - / the sin which is rolled away and brought redemption                

The rainbow / witnesses God’s covenant with Noah

The circumcision / is the reminder of God’s covenant with Abraham

The Sabbath / is the reminder of God’s covenant with Moses

The Lord’s Supper or Holy Communion / is the reminder of God’s New Covenant with Jesus

Isaiah / the name reveals Yahweh is Salvation

Maher-shalal-hash-baz = “the spoil speeds, the prey hastens” / illustrates Israel’s fate

Isaiah’s walking barefoot for three years / illustrated the humiliation of Egypt and Ethiopia

The tabernacle / symbolizes body of a man

The ark / Symbolizes the soul of a man

The stone tablets / symbolize the spirit of a man

Vine yard / symbolizes the kingdom of God, tower / prayers

Gardner  / Father Yahweh

Vine / Jesus Christ

Branches / People of God

The unleavened bread / body of Christ or Bride or Church

The wine / Blood of Christ / Holy Spirit / Peace / Joy

The cup / Father Yahweh

Jesus’ 1st Miracle, Changing water into wine / Points to Jesus ability to transform mortal soul into immortal Spirit which gives Joy and peace, the life in new age or future eternity.

Feeding of the 5 thousand / reveals us that Jesus is the life (immortality or Spirit) giver bread who alone can satisfy the soul’s hunger of transformation.

Healing of the born blind man / reveals us that Jesus is the giver of Spiritual insight and judge of Spiritual blindness.

The Raising of Lazarus from death / reveals that Jesus is the resurrection power.

Cursing the fig tree which did not produce fruit / cursing the Israel which was not useful for God’s redemption work.

The seal of God upon the foreheads of the redeemed / reveals, seal with the promised Holy Spirit.

Sign of Jonah / reveals, God was at work in Jesus’ preaching of repentance as God had worked in Jonah.

The parable of the lost son / symbolizes lost gentiles and first son symbolizes the Israel. For God Israel is the first son and gentiles are second son.

The parable of the lost sheep / the lost gentiles, The parables of the lost coin / the lost gentiles

The rich man / Israel, The poor man / gentiles

The narrow gate / suffering, the broad gate / luxury

‘Not peace but division’ the statement of Jesus / following Jesus by leaving the families and the world.

Mustard seed sown / faith foundation.

Tabernacle or tent / earthly body, Mansion / glorious body.

Harvest / Resurrections

Stones / foundations of the Church = Disciples who built churches for Christ, Corner stone / Jesus Christ 

Fish / Spirits and the Souls that are going to be transfigured into Spirits

153 fish / 153 resurrected souls of Old Testament which are transformed into Spirits.

The Woman = Israel, Heads = kingdoms, Crowns = kings, horns = alliances, 12 precious stones = 12 Disciples, 12 pearls = 12 elders of the 12 tribes, 7 lamp stands = 7 churches, 7 stars = 7 messengers, Star = messenger, Light = Yahweh, Lamp = Jesus, Oil = Holy Spirit,

Cherubim = 4 animals which represent living beings of whole creation from the 4 corners of the earth.

Dragon = Satan, Beast from the Sea = antichrist, Beast from the earth = False Prophet.

--------And more and more the whole Bible is full of signs and symbols.



The people of God are a group elected by God and committed to be His covenant people. The words “Ordained” and “Called Out” and “Anointed” indicate that God has entered into a special relationship with certain individuals and group through whom He has decided to fulfill His purpose within the history of salvation. (Matt 22:14, Luke 18:7, Col 3:12 Rev 17:14). Scripture repeatedly defines who is included in people of God. Gen12th chap, Gal 3:29, Rom 9:7.

God elects people by Grace not by their works and deeds. Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered. Blessed are those whose sins are not counted by God. For the elected people the condition of the agreement is “Obedience” (Acts 5:32). The promise is that “You shall be my treasured possession out of all the people” (Exodus 19th chap). It means God says, “If you obey me, you will be my treasured possession”. This promise involves ‘People – God’ and ‘God – People’ relationship. God gives a unique position in the “Universal Church of God” (The people who received Holy Spirit), as the people of God in the divine order (Rom 9:25-26, 1Cor 6:14-17, Titus2: 14, Heb 8:10, 1Pet 2:9-10, Rev 21:3).


God elects people to reveal Himself in a special and unique way. God shows His word, His statues and His judgments to His elected ones. Election is the result of the sovereign initiative of God, not the result of any individual’s own efforts, and it is solely of God’s decision. Elected are also called, “justified by the Holy Spirit” and “glorified”, and nothing can separate them from the love of God in Jesus Christ. Rejection of Jesus Christ, brings the withdrawn of the HOLY SPIRIT given to them and election of another person who is obedient to God tells His people to leave the person or the place, which they love more to show their response to His call in obedience and faith. (Gen 12:1-7).


The special relationship of the elected people with God is COVENANT. This covenant is not a contract between God and an individual or group, but a bond established by God’s unmerited favor and love. “For thou art an holy people unto The Lord thy God has chosen thee to be a special people unto Himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth”. Within the covenant community God selects certain individuals to fulfill specific functions. Abraham (Nehem. 9:7), Moses (Ps. 106:23), Aaron (Num 16:1, 17:13), David (Ps. 78:70), Solmon (1 Chro 28:10), Zerubbabel (Hag 2:23). Kings, prophets, priests are all chosen by God, though in different ways and for various purposes. People have been elected and set apart as “God’s chosen ones” before they were born (Jer 1:4-5, Luke 1:15, 35). Election was never intended to be a pretext for pride, but rather an opportunity for service. They are elected for service but not to give them a status.


“In the Lord have called thee in righteousness… for a light of the world” 1 Sam. 42:6. The elected ones are identified by the true Faithfulness to God and Purity. A chosen person is a peculiar and holy person (1 Pet 2:9). Certain individuals are singled out as chosen ones by God (Mark 13:20). The tribulation will be shortened “for the elected ones sake, because they are chosen by God” (Matt: 13:20). God says “You have not chosen me as your God, but I have chosen you as my children (John 15:16) before the foundations of the world and none of them is lost (John 17: 5, 12)”.


The divine election is presented as the ground and assurance of the “hope”  -1. Place in heaven 2. Immortality 3. Glorious bodies and 4. Be called as “children of God”. Since those whom God has predestined are also called ‘justified by the Holy Spirit’ and ‘Glorified’ nothing can separate them from the love of God and His son Jesus Christ (Rom 9-11, Eph 1:1-2), because god has chosen the elected ones in Christ before the foundation of the world.


Their selection is strictly and solely in Christ. Jesus is the elected one and mediator between God & humankind. No one should speak of predestination apart from this central truth. Elected ones should make their calling and election sure (2 Pet 1:10). The elected ones are free creatures made in God’s own image. Free but to maintain the holiness of God (1 Pet: 15-16).


If salvation is based on election then, why preach the gospel? ANSWER – Because God has chosen preaching as the means to awaken faith in the elected individual (1Cor 1:21), and also to proclaim the gospel to everyone without exception, knowing that it is only the Holy Spirit – who can convict, regenerate, and justify the “Not elected ones” to repent and believe in God’s Power. Salvation and grace is given to them if they believe in Jesus (Matt 9:12). Through the elected ones, the not elected ones are given a chance to repent. God has elected some for salvation and some for damnation. Rom 9:11-22, 2 Cor 2:15-16 portray God as a potter who has molded both vessels of mercy and vessels of destruction.


Yet word of God also teaches us that – God does not wish any one to perish but for all to be saved (Matt 9:12, John 3:16, 2Pet 3:9). Example – even though Ishmael was not the son of promise and not born by the spirit, and son of a slave, God did not reject him in the wilderness of Paran but shown mercy to him. The elected ones business is not to pry into the select counsel of God, but to share the message of salvation with everyone, and to be grateful to God that they have been delivered from darkness into light.


Does not election result in pride? ANSWER-God chose the elected ones “to salvation – through sanctification of the Spirit” (2 Thes 2:13). So the elected ones have to work out for the salvation with fear and trembling, even though to be sure, it is God who is at work within themselves both to ‘will’ and ‘do’ His good pleasure (Phil 2: 12-1`3). Sanctification is for Spirit Soul and Body. These 3 parts should be made perfect and blameless. The proper response to election is not pride but gratitude for God’s amazing grace, which saves forever (eternally).


God can also elect the “NOT ELECTED” ones from the beginning of the world. The repented ones can also be selected depending upon repentance and the creation of a new heart. Election, then, is neither a steeple from which we look in judgment on others, nor a pillow to sleep on. It is rather a stronghold in time of trial and a confession of praise to God’s grace and to His glory.


The elected ones are like ‘Isaac’. They are children of promise. At that time the Son ‘Ishmael’ born in ordinary way persecuted ‘Isaac’ the son of promise. Isaac was born by the power of the Holy Spirit. Ishmael was not born by the Holy Spirit. The son, who was not born by the Holy Spirit, persecuted the son who was born by the Holy Spirit. Today also the same thing is happening. A man who is not born again with the Holy Spirit is persecuting the man who, is born again with the Holy Spirit. But Scripture says “Get rid of the slave woman and her son, for the slave woman and her son, will never share in the inheritance with the free woman’s son (Gal 4:29-31). So the elected ones are not the children of ‘this world’ - which is not born with Holy Spirit, but they are children of ‘heaven’ - which is born with the Holy Spirit. After all, it is for freedom that Christ has set the children of heaven free by paying the price.


‘To serve God’ means ‘to serve the needy’ not to service the proud. ‘A servant of God is a priest who serves the church’ means ‘the servant who truly serves lost Lamb of God’, who are members of church of God but lost their way by not receiving proper guidance from the shepherds. The elected ones are called into a servant hood to serve the ‘lost lamb’ of God. When the Holy Spirit is given to an individual, He brings with Him one or more spiritual gifts, which equip the individual to serve God. The ‘Church’ is truly and only ‘the people of God’ led by the Holy Spirit of God. The Holy Spirit is given to selected people rather than to all of God’s people.


How to know that a person is elected by God and is given Holy Spirit as a deposit, guaranteeing him an eternal life? ANSWER- 

1.) God reveals Himself to him in visions

2.) God speaks to him in dreams

3.) God speaks to him face to face clearly not in riddles

4.) The elected one sees the form of the God (Num 12:6-8)

5.) God calls him by name (Exodus 3:4-22, 1Sam 3rd Chap, Isaiah 43:1, Mark1:20, Rom 8:28, Gal 1:6, 1The 2:12, Matt 9:9, 1Pet 1:15, Acts 9:4.). 

6.) Elected one sees the visions (Act 10:10-13)

7.) Elected one is guided by the Spirit (Acts 16:6-7, Acts 21:4)

8.) God’s Spirit comes into his life as a gift by His grace, with assurance that he is God’s child  9.) Elected one predicts the things yet to come through the Holy Spirit (Acts 11; 28)

10.) Elected one will be assigned a designated work by God (Acts 13:2)

11.) Elected one can see the angels and angels talk to them (Acts 12:7).

12.Elected one prepares his mind for action, to serve in holiness

13.) Elected one is self-controlled

14.) Elected one sets his hope fully on the grace of God

15.) Elected one proves himself as an obedient child and do not conform himself to the evil desires.

16.) Elected one does not show interest in worldly things, but has the thirst to finish his task

17.) Elected one does not take everything at ease and accepts only the holy things and proves himself to be a ‘holy temple of God’

18.) Elected one always praises God for the grace shown to him

19.) Nothing is kept secret to him. God reveals everything to him on need to know basis

20.) He shows himself as living Gospel written on his heart known and read by everybody. The Gospel that is written not on stone but on heart, not with ink but with spirit. Love is the greatest gift given to him by the God who is love. 

21.) Elected one’s glory reflects through his heart because; the veil, which was there before on his heart, is now removed. With unveiled face he reflects the glory of God. God’s Spirit fully transforms him and conforms him to the image of God.


So who shall bring a charge against God’s elected? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? It is Jesus Christ who makes intercession for the elect. So who shall that separate the elected one from the love of God and His Son Jesus Christ? Shall tribulation or distress? Shall persecution or peril or sword? The elected ones are more than conquerors through God and His Son Jesus Christ who loved them. They are anointed not with the worldly priests but with the most High Priest Jesus Christ. A person who is anointed by God is who accredited by YAHWEH our father of Spirits to execute divinely appointed task.


Anointed is a God’s representative within the God’s covenant people. The anointed is set apart from “the world”. There will be a special link between anointed one and God’s Spirit. Thus, the anointed one becomes a sacred person to whom loyalty and respect were to be accorded. The anointed enjoys God’s protecting favor. His or her mission will not fail. People are encouraged to pray to God along with him or her. YAHWEH’S anointed may be taken to exile as a prisoner, his authority may be rejected by nations, he may be humiliated, yet YAHWEH restores everything for him. The rite of anointed is the outward sign of his authority to function as God’s representative and the holy one of God, who so sows seed and discovers, to his amazement, that seeded ground produces plants, which secretly grow at night – “he doesn’t know how”. Like seed, which is covered by ground, the secret of the anointed one and his identity would be concealed for a season. Discovering identity would take time. He will not force people to accept him as God’s representative or as the one who is anointed with God’s Spirit. “Those who have ears to hear, those who have eyes to see” must learn the secret of him on their own and let them think until they could articulate the secret. LET US ALL - WHO HAVE RECEIVED HIS SPIRIT TO PERFORM THE MOST HOLY ONE’S TASK  - SING HALLELUAH 



Worship means to bow down, to humble, asking nothing but praising, worthiness on the part of the God who receives praises.  Worship is an act of paying reverence and honor to God – asking nothing from God, occupied and satisfied with Him alone. In the act of worship, God communicates His presence to His people. Worship is a simply the adoring satisfaction of - God as He has been pleased to reveal Himself in His Son Jesus, in Psalms, in the other scripture and revealing Himself in us. Worship flows from love – where love is meager, worship will be scant – where love is deep, worship will overflow – we experience a deepening intimacy of communion with God - Mutual love and confidence is the key to intimacy – Intimacy with God is the outcome of deep desire – Worshiper experiences - a new intimacy with God while worshiping from deep within the heart - and realizes a growing intimacy arose out of a deepening revelation of the divine character of God. In worship God must occupy the supreme place. True, we should worship God for the great things He has done for us, but our worship reaches much higher level when we worship Him simply and solely for what He is, for the excellences and perfections of His being. Worship is bowing of our inner spirit before God in deepest humility and reverence. “My soul, wait in silence for God only” – is the deepest feeling often cannot find adequate expression in words, like – between intimate friends there can be comfortable silence. There are times when words are unnecessary, so in communication with God too. Sometimes we are awed into silence in the presence of the Eternal God. Worship is to feel in your heart and express in some appropriate manner, a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe, and astonished wonder and over powering love in the presence of, that most ancient Spirit who was hovering over the waters, the first cause of creation, whom we call ‘OUR FATHER WHICH ART IN HEAVEN’. Worship must occupy only God but not our urgent needs. “To Him who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever”. “The Lord, the Lord God, compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in loving – kindness and truth, who forgives iniquity, transgression and sin. Yet He will be no means leave the guilty unpunished”. “How wonderful and beautiful the sight of my God’s presence. Endless wisdom, boundless power and awesome purity and holiness, with deepest fears and trembling hope I worship thee with confessing and repenting tears". Only to sit and think of God, oh, what a joy it is. To think of Him, to breathe His name, to lie before His throne and gaze the glory of the Father – there is no higher happiness than this. Worship flows from love, but there will be a little bit selfishness even in love, but worship reaches a much higher level where we experience selflessness. A single word can enclose a wealth of worship. When Mary was weeping at the tomb of Jesus, Jesus said ‘Mary’. She turned and said to Him ‘Rabboni’. In that single word was compressed all the reverent worship of a devoted friend and follower. When we see the wonders of His creation and of my God, my heart overflows; I worship my creator along with heavens and vast universe for His infinite power of wisdom, beauty and orderliness. When we worship, we exalt His sovereignty, truth, holiness, wisdom, love, faithfulness, patience and mercy. Not all of us find it easy to express our deepest feelings or to utter our love to God. God has given the church gifted Hymn writers to help His less gifted children to pour out their worship and praise and take words of Hymns and make them their own. Much of the public worship is ritual without reality, form without power, religion without God. Worship services should not be ill prepared, should not be mechanical and dull. Our thoughts of God are not great enough. We fail to consider the reality of His limitless wisdom and power. Because we ourselves are limited and weak, we imagine that at some points God is too, and find it hard to believe that He is not limited and weak. The closer we draw to God, the more we are awed by His greatness and majesty. The only way we get closer to God is worship. When prophet Isaiah said, “Woe is I, for I am ruined. Because I am a man of unclean lips, for my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts”. – The Lord graciously cleansed him, draw him into a closer intimacy than he had ever before experienced, and entrusted him with amazing insight into the divine character. The sequence is natural. Cleanness of heart brings clearness of vision. Only the pure in heart see God and have the vision of God, and for that, cleansing is essential. God needs neither the advice nor the aid of man in running His universe. Mighty mountains are like specks of dust in His scales. So powerful are His arms, that they effortlessly hold the scales in which lie the loftiest mountains. God needs no assistance from any external source. His knowledge is self – derived. He foresees all, He knows all, He knows what is next move will be. His wisdom is unreachable. ‘ To whom you will link God? What likeness will you compare with Him?  He is solitary. He is unique in every aspect of His nature. All nations are regarded as nothing and meaningless before Him. He lifts up the islands like fine dust. God sees and controls the whole universe. God stretches out the heavens like a curtain and spreads them like a tent to dwell in. The inhabitants of earth are like grasshoppers. God calls all stars by their names… not one of them is missing. He is the High and Exalted one who lives forever, whose name is HOLY. He is Majestic in His Eternal unchangeableness. What adequate and worthy response can we make to a God so great, so Holy and, so Supreme? Our debt to Him is so great that no possible sacrifice would be too great to make for Him, since sacrifice is – “the joy of the giving the best we have to the one we love the most”. Admission into fellowship with God through worship, in spite of sins discovered and confessed, is the essence of forgiveness. With the personal relationship - with which sin has broken, “welcome replaces expel, favor cancels condemnation, and the flaming sword will be lowered”. And we will be having access by faith, into this grace where in we stand. God did not walk in the direction Enoch was going. Enoch had to make a break with his Godless current trend and walk in the direction God was going. And God always moves along the highway of Holiness. God and Enoch found in each other mutual company. Provision is made for cleansing so deep, so radical, so continuous that a believer can walk with God in unbroken communion and deepening fellowship. Upon believing in God, we are justified from all things. Our sins are forgiven and we are remembered. That forgiveness is granted in response to true repentance and confession. Because our guilt and penalty were borne by Jesus on the cross, we will never come into judgment for them. A provision is made for us through Jesus not to pay penalty, because Jesus has already paid penalty for us.


“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power and riches and wisdom and might and honor and glory and blessing to Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever through worthy worshiping beliervers".                    




God is wise and powerful Praise Him forever and ever

He controls the times and the seasons

He makes and unmakes the kings

He who gives wisdom and understanding

            He reveals the things that are deep and secret

            He knows what is hidden in the darkness and

            He himself is surrounded by light

            He is the salvation and redemption for our lives

How precious is your love

How gracious is your faithfulness

How clean is your righteousness

How powerful is your justice

            I praise you and honor you God

            I praise you because you are great

            I am glad because you are my God

            I am happy because you have saved me and said,

I have seen your ways I will heal you

I will guide you and restore comfort in you

I will give you peace and

I will create praise on your lips

            You have answered my prayers

            You have given me wisdom

            You are merciful and forgiving

            You are wonderful and awesome

You are faithful to your promise

You said, “I the Lord, have promised that and I would do this – and I will”

You always keep your word, O Lord! How awesome you are.

You are worthy to be praised and glorified

            Your constant love for us reaches the heavens

            Your faithfulness for us is towering like the mountains

            Your justice for us is like the depth of the sea

            Your righteousness for us is like the width of this world

With all my heart I will say, there is no one like you

When we need shelter you protect us

When we are depressed and weak you give us comfort

When people testify against us and accuse us about

What we know nothing, you say “Rejoice and be Glad”



THE RESURRECTIONS - Physical death does not end human existence. Sleep is a figure of physical death in Biblical terms. Jesus said, “Because I live, you shall also live” John – 14:19. From the very beginning, the possibility of resurrection was built into nature’s design. We see plenty of evidence throughout the creation. For example the vegetation appears to die in the autumn and return to life in the spring. Caterpillars weave cocoons, which are small tombs for themselves, later to resurrect as butterflies. A seed planted in the ground produces new life. Seedtime and harvest gives us the confidence that we can be resurrected someday with a new and glorious nature. Resurrection is our blessed hope. There could be no better hope for mankind, than to believe in our future return to life. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive. The generation of Adam was called generation of death, the generation of Jesus is called the generation of life. To serve justice in individual lives the dead had to be resurrected by God, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt, Daniel 12:2. Without a doubt, one of the most comforting and reassuring, teachings of God’s word is found in the doctrine of the resurrections. The Resurrection proves that we are reconciled, forgiven, and at peace with God forever. The Resurrection of Jesus proves that our bodies will also be raised and made new in the end. The resurrection proves that death will be abolished, and we will be with God in heaven for eternity. Questions like – 1.Who will be resurrected? And 2.When this will take place? Are answered through Bible. There is a series of resurrections that occur in scriptures. In each it is quite clear, who is being resurrected and when. Revelation 20:5 speak of “the first resurrection”. That refers to the resurrection of believers. “The second resurrection” refers to the resurrection of unbelievers. The resurrection of believers will occur at various times throughout history. RESURRECTIONS OF THE SAVED - The resurrection of JESUS becomes the pattern and first fruits for the first resurrection 1. Cor: 15-20. The resurrection of the OLD TESTAMENT SAINTS at the death of Christ, the tombs of selected Old Testament believers were opened. Then, after the resurrection of Jesus, these people resurrected and appeared in the city to many people as a comforting sign that Jesus was the Messiah – Matt 27:50-53. The resurrection of the NEW TESTAMENT SAINTS – The redeemed of the Lord who will become the BRIDE OF CHRIST, and those who fallen asleep means died in Christ are resurrected in the event called THE RAPTURE of the church. Sleep is a figure of physical death – Paul clearly states in 1Cor 15:51, that we shall not all sleep or die. Some will sleep and those who do not sleep will be transformed in a flash into glorious bodies. Therefore we are told we are not to grieve for our saved and redeemed loved ones, because we are confident that they will be resurrected 1Thessa 4:13-18. This resurrection is called FIRST RESURRECTION”, according to revelation of the John. The resurrection of the TWO WITNESSES – The two servants of God in Revelation 11 will ultimately be killed and will be resurrected for the entire world to see just three and half days later. The resurrection of the SLAIN – These are left behind people during rapture, for second chance, who have to pass through the tribulation. Revelation 20: 4-6 identifies the martyred dead of the tribulation as those who will be resurrected at the second coming of Christ in order to reign with Christ for 1000 years. These are rewarded only after the millennial kingdom, when the “unjust” are resurrected and judged. The resurrection of the unbelievers will occur at the end of the History that is after millennial kingdom Rev: 20: 11-15. Which according to revelation of John called SECOND RESURRECTION”. THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNSAVED The lost of the all ages will be collected from the place of the dead called Hades. And brought before the great white throne judgment Rev20: 11-15. Where they will be Condemned and punished to spend eternity in the lake of fire Rev 20:15. Based on these, the resurrections of Scriptures are divided into two. 1. THE RESURRECTION OF THE SAVED 2. THE RESURRECTION OF THE UNSAVED. The promise of the resurrection for any believer is a comforting and reassuring promise while for the unbeliever it is yet a promise of eternal separation from God and suffering. What happens after death? 1.The just or saved souls which are justified by the Holy Spirit of God will fall asleep in the ground in waiting for the event called RAPTURE. (All will not be sleeping some may transformed, while living, in a fraction of a second to participate in the spectacular event of Rapture.) 2.During rapture these souls will be resurrected. After rapture all just souls will go to paradise, which is the abode of the righteous souls. It is an opposite place for wicked dead, the Hades. Paradise is a city or home to the ruptured saints, also a temporary place for believers redeemed by the death of Jesus Christ and made perfect by God by giving His Holy Spirit.   3.The Unjust souls which are not justified by the Holy Spirit, go to Hades, the abode of the dead in which these souls will be kept until the great white throne judgment. Psalms 88:6, Ezek 26:30, 31:14-15, Amos 9:2. Hades was thought to be deep within the earth and was entered by crossing a river. It is a city with gates. It is a place of ruins or trap. It is a hungry beast with an open mouth with never ending appetite. Pr. 27:20, Isa 5:14, Habakuk 2:5. It is a place of dust Ps30: 9, Job 17:16. It is place of gloom and darkness Job 10:21. It is place of pain and distress and destruction Ps 116:3, Isa 14:10, Ps 88:4, Isa 38:10, and Isa 38:17. According to Job 30: 23, it is a place of all the dead both righteous and wicked who are not sealed with Holy Spirit. According to Psalm 9:17 Hades is specifically the abode of the wicked. To go to Hades alive was regarded as a punishment for exceptional wickedness, Ps55:15, numbers 16:30-33 Job 24:19 speaks of Hades, snatching sinners. The righteous, wise, and well disciplined could avoid a premature move to Hades Pls 15:24, 23:14. The Old Testament affirms that God has power over Hades and is capable of ransoming souls from its depths Job 33:18. The souls of the righteous are resurrected when Jesus won the keys of Hades. Now all righteous souls go directly to the Paradise without entering into the Hades. In the Biblical passages a restoration to physical life is clearly intended, through several passages point the way toward the Christian understanding of after life with God. All souls whether they are good or wicked will be resurrected during the white throne judgment and will be judged based on the works and deeds of those souls while they were alive. Demons are the victims of Satan, who followed the evil acts of Satan, and thus were deceived by Satan while they were alive. Demons are the evil souls, which are not given a body to be clothed after death. These souls are called naked souls or prisoned souls. They are prisoned because they are not given bodies. These souls roam in the air or they take shelter in the bodies of men and women or some times they live in waterless pits and desolated houses. These souls are restless souls. When the appointed time comes they have to leave these places and enter into water and from there into Hades the place destined for wicked souls. These evil souls take control of individuals so that they influence actions. The signs of demon possession include- Speechlessness, deafness, blindness, fierceness, unusual strength convulsions and foaming at the mouth, Demon procession is listed with a variety of symptoms of other diseases including pain, epilepsy and paralysis. The just who are justified by the Holy Spirit cast out these demons with God’s word and showing His finger. Now we understand that the demons or evil souls or naked souls which after death leave the bodies and before entering into Hades they roam in the air as naked souls or prisoned souls. After entering into Hades they have to wait for final judgment, which is called the great white throne judgment. Then these souls will be judged according to their works while they are alive with the bodies. For unsaved who have not seen salvation death is an enemy. It is intimately connected with sin. For saved who have seen salvation death is departing body in peace. Death is non-final, and non-threatening. It is passing death unto life. When Saved souls leave the body immediately they will be clothed with glorious bodies so that they need not roam in the air with nakedness but they directly go to the paradise the destined place for righteous souls until Jesus comes with glory. When Jesus comes to earth He brings all souls in the Paradise to earth to rein the earth for 1000 years. The doctrine of resurrection is an affirmation that even the realm of the dead belongs to God and that death is overcome only at His gracious command. According to Bible “First death” is physical death. And “second death” is the final separation from God. Revelation describes the second death with the images of the lake of the fire. The second death has no power over those who remain faithful to God and for those whose names are written in the book of life. 


The book of life is a heavenly record written by God before the foundation of the world containing the names of those who are destined because of the God’s grace and their faithfulness to participate in God’s heavenly kingdom. Those whose names are in the book have been born into God’s family in worship of God, are untouched by falsehood, are faithful through tribulation and are fellow workers in the work of Jesus Christ. The Book of life will be used along with the books of judgment at the final judgment, to separate the righteous and the wicked for their respective eternal destinies. Christ Himself determines whether the names that are recorded in the book of life remain in that record or blotted out. God keeps a record, of those who are a part of His people. God can blot out the names of those in the book. The names of the people not in the book die, it means eternally they will be separated from God. Those whose names are written in the book are destined for life in a restored kingdom of God through deliverance and justification. The people God who maintain the Holiness of God will enter into God’s kingdom.



Entrance into the Kingdom is not governed by human standards but governed by Messiah the anointed one. Jesus said, “I am the door”. Jesus destiny was not controlled by human standards. Kingdom conduct is mainly controlled by concern for people. Membership into Kingdom requires, acceptance of Jesus’ invitation, a child like trust in God, sacrificial commitment, believing in that the greatness is expressed through humble service and suffering precedes victory, total loyalty, forgiveness and service, Faith, trusting humility, enduring sufferings, recognition of lost-souls, patient waiting, capability to face the opposition-rejection-betrayal, understanding the situation, authority, strictly rejecting false religions, generosity, understanding the value of servant-ship, continuous prayers, leaving the pride and egoism aside, clear conscience, responding the opponents with forgiveness, love for  the souls of outcast and sinners, compassion for the widows-fatherless-foreigners, justice, righteousness, holiness, belief in Holy Spirit and resurrection, depending on God’s strength but not on own strength, and worshiping God in Spirit. Sinners, if repented, are joyfully accepted into Kingdom. Money should serve Kingdom purposes and should never be one’s master. The Kingdom fulfills the Old Testament. Kingdom members prepare themselves for the sudden return of Jesus Christ. Kingdom members refuse to give up the prayers, but continuously pray until they achieve the goal. Kingdom members give light to others and give their life to bring maximum souls to the kingdom.  



Humans were seen as having two or three parts. Some humans have Body and Soul. Some humans have Body, Soul and Spirit. Body- Soul is the mortal house of the mortal Soul and Body-Soul-Spirit is the mortal house of the immortal Soul. The Soul, which is bound with Spirit, is Immortal. Body-Soul, cannot be observed separate from another. Body- Soul do not form two separate substances. Instead, they comprise the one individual human in an inseparable union. The body is one aspect of the whole individual existence. The Body is created by God-which is mortal with physical needs, weak and subject to temptation. Body is weak but not naturally sinful. Christ came in the “likeness” of sinful body, to redeem those who are in sinful body. Those who trust in God’s provision in Christ remain physically in the body but do not live according to the body. The Body is the place of proper Worship. The Body is the temple of God and thus is to be disciplined. The inner Spiritual life is not to be played off against the outer, physical life. The war in the name of the Spirit is not against the Body but against Sin. Sexual sin rules the Body that is the entire person. Because the Body of the believer belongs to the Creator, Redeemer and Holy Spirit, sexual sin is forbidden for the believer. Body is a sacred temple for God where He lives. Because God is Holy we have to maintain the Holiness of God. The believers must be careful not to be tricked into thinking that they have any obligation to the body and to its sinful, selfish desires. “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak” – Jesus said that. But it does not mean that we have to fall for our bodily desires. The walk of obedience to the Holy Spirit is the only way to avoid allowing body to rule the Spirit. The body should never rule the spiritual life. Instead, the body must be submitted and made useful to the spiritual purposes and goals of humanity. Some Christians are carnal Christians, meaning that, while they have been saved, they nevertheless are ruled by their bodily desires than by the Spirit and subject to judgment at the end. The earthly human stands under the power of sin and death. No persons can distance themselves from this power, but long for redemption. Redemption is not guaranteed by a bodiless Soul, which continues to live after death. Only God, the Spirit, guarantees such redemption, who continues to care for the Body and Soul of humans even after death. A person will not be redeemed from the Body: rather the Body will be redeemed through the resurrection of the dead. The existence of the resurrected is the Bodily existence. The Earthly Body of lowliness will be renewed like the Glorious body of the resurrected Jesus, becoming an Unearthly Body or “Spiritual Body” or “GLORIOUS BODY”.