Monday, June 5, 2017

Spring feasts

Mighty men and women of God,
The Spring Feasts of the Lord came to an end today. They included the Passover, the Unleavened Bread, the First-fruits and the Pentecost. These were prophetic shadows. Yeshua Messiah came and fulfilled all of them. He became the Passover Lamb. He became the first-fruit by defying death and resurrecting from the dead. He changed the Pentecost, which was a harvest feast of offering animals, grains, wine, fruits and oil etc.  into harvest of souls. This day, 3000 souls were harvested from the Jews, who left the Temple and started meeting in home churches. Yeshua’s earthly ministry lasted from the day of his baptism beyond the Jordan with the Holy Spirit descending on him like a dove, to the same descending on his disciples on the day of Pentecost. These were all accomplished in 70 weeks (Daniel 9:24) and not in 3.5 years (which most Christians believe without any Scriptural or historical evidence to prove.) Thus, on this day the church was born. Today is the 2017th birthday of the Ekklesia, which we should be celebrating, not with cutting and eating cake, but with baptism of at least 3000 souls.
This was an international crowd, who came from every nation under the sun, presumably Jews from India, China and Africa etc (Acts 2:5-12), wherever the Jews were in diaspora. Most of them celebrated all the spring Feasts and then returned to their homelands where they would have shared the Crucifixion of Yeshua, His Resurrection and the descent of Holy Spirit as tongues of fire on the Pentecost. They were eye witnesses of the events and had heard the message in their own mother tongues. They had repented of their sins, got baptized and received the gift of the Holy Spirit for their and their family’s transformation as well as for others. (Acts 2:37-39) Thus, Ekklesia in their homes were planted all over the world within weeks of the Pentecost. In these gatherings, they had Apostolic (go and make disciples) teaching, fellowship, breaking bread, prayer, signs and miracles, sharing of resources so that no one lacked anything. They then they went out fishing, broke bread from house to house and shared the whole wisdom of God and the Lord added to their numbers daily. (Acts 2:37-47) This was very effective and productive Ekklesia as another 5000 souls were harvested within weeks of its inception. (Acts 4:4)
The core agenda of the church is to reap the harvest. The harvest has been ready for the last 2017 years, whether they are Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists or Atheists. (John 4:35) If you do not reap the harvest, others will do it. And if they do not reap then the 144,000 Messianic Jews will do it. (Rev. 14:1,6) And if they do not finish the task then the angels will do it. (Matthew 24:31) And if there is still any harvest left then Yeshua himself is coming with a sharp sickle. (Revelation 14:14 -20)
No one would have thought that the Samaritans were ready for harvest but Yeshua got them harvested within a couple of hours, by the most unlikely person, i.e., the Samaritan woman. The problem is that we have myriads of followers of Yeshua but no fishers of men; (Mat. 4:19) millions of milk drinking believers but no disciple-makers; thousands of leaders but no laborers. (Luke 10:2) Yeshua sent his 12 disciples, 2x2 who brought 70 more disciples. Yeshua then sent those 70 disciples 2x2 who brought the 120 disciples who baptized 3000 souls. (Luke 9:1; 10:2)
To fulfil the core agenda of the church, the fivefold gifted elders, the apostles, the prophets, evangelists, shepherds and the teachers must equip the saints to be workplace harvesters. (Eph. 4:11-13) Any church that is not equipping its members to be prolific fishers of men is a dysfunctional church. First attempt to drive the change, but if that does not work, then like Paul get out of it and find a convenient place like the hall of Tyrannous and equip believers, who can convince and convict the lost souls so that all Asia (Turkey) can hear the Gospel. (Acts 19:8-10; Titus 1:9)
The only time Yeshua rejoiced is when the seventy returned saying that the spirits are under their control. He told them, “Rejoice not because the spirits are under your control, but because your names are written in the Book of the Lamb”. It is good if you read the Scriptures, pray, tithe, go to church etc. but they are just fig leaves, that will not get your name written in the Lamb’s Book. Remember the fig tree Yeshua cursed because it had only leaves and no fruit. The most important thing for you personally is to have your name written in that Book of Life and that will happen only when in obedience to His command you go and make disciples who make more disciples. (Matt. 28:19; 2 Tim 2:2).  Yeshua said, “If you love me you will obey my commands.” (John 14:15) A tree (that is you) will be known by your fruit. (Matt. 7:20) Nothing glorifies God more than making abundant disciples that replicate. (John 15:8,16)

Friday, May 12, 2017

Pentecost 4 June 2017 (English)

4 June 2017
Focus - A House of Peace in Every Human Habitation
1.       God visited the Gentiles to take out a people for His name.” This shows where God’s heart is. Hence translating pagans from Lucifer’s kingdom into God’s Kingdom must remain the core agenda of the church. Acts 15:14-17

2.       Yeshua came with one point agenda; to fulfil God’s vision that “none should perish.” He came to seek and save the lost. If you are a follower of Yeshua, better follow his example and save the perishing. Luke 19: 10; 2 Peter 3:9

3.       God commanded his people, “In whatever city I have caused you to be captive, intercede for it, for in its shalom (peace) you will have Shalom.”  Better saturate your city with prayer by praying on site. Jeremiah 29:7; 1Tim. 2:8

4.       God said, “My House will be called a House of Sacrifice.” As priests of Yeshua; Peter, Paul and Philip, offered thousands of sanctified Jews and Gentiles, as living sacrifice.  2 Chron. 7:12; Romans 15:16; Acts 8:12; 21:20

5.       Yeshua said, “My House will be a House of prayer for Gentiles.” Church is where people of other faiths come to be prayed for healing and deliverance. Anything else, is a den of thieves. Isaiah 56:7; Mark 11:17; Acts 2:43; 4: 29,30

6.       Yeshua said, “Where 2/3 gather in My Name I am present there.” Thousands of believers left the Temple and gathered in small groups in their homes. They had apostolic teaching, food fellowship, prayer and miracles. They cheerfully put their offerings at the Apostles’ feet, to reap the harvest. Matt. 18:20. Acts 2:42,46; 4:35; 2 Cor. 9:6,7

7.       Yeshua unfolded the whole process from evangelism to becoming inheritors of the Kingdom, “To open lost people’s eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who are sanctified by faith in me.” Acts 26:17,18

8.       Master Yeshua said, “There is a great rejoicing in heaven when one sinner repents, rather than ninety-nine “chosen and frozen” generation making a joyful noise in the church.” Luke 15:7,10, James 5:20

9.       Yeshua never preached from the same pulpit twice. When some people wanted Yeshua to settle down at their place, He said to his disciples, “Let us go to other villages and cities to preach the kingdom of God, because I have been sent for this very purpose.” Take away the Sunday service, the pulpit, the pews and the collection plate and the church will still be there, because we are the temples of the Living God. Mark 1:38, Luke 4:43; 2 Cor. 6:16.

10.   Lord Yeshua said, “The harvest is ready but the laborers are few, therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest to send forth harvesters.” He sent 12 disciples 2X2 who went and multiplied 70 more disciples. He sent the 70 also 2X2 to repeat the same. This little church, like the little leaven, can leaven and transform the entire pagan lump. God told Moses to stop praying and get moving. Matt. 13:33, Luke 10:1,2; John 4:35; Exodus 14:15

11.   Just before his ascension to heaven, Yeshua promised his disciples that he will empower them with Holy Spirit and commission them to be his witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and to the ends of the earth. Acts 1:8

12.   There are 2.5 million villages and 4000 cities in the world. India has 640,000 village, 400,000 slums and 500 cities.

13.   There are over 2 billion Christians, 34,000 denominations and 35 million churches worldwide. India has 50 million Christians. Most Christians are non-performing assets that will not make it to the “Remnant Church.” 2 Tim. 2:8

14.   Sadly, despite so many churches, thousands of villages and slums do not have a House of Peace, where hurting people can have an encounter with Yeshua. There they can receive health, healing, wholeness and be discipled into the Kingdom. All that the Old Wineskins needs is an injection of missional DNA. Romans 10:9,10; 13-17

15.   Paul did not preach with empty words, but with mighty signs and miracles, all the way from Jerusalem to Illyricum (2000 Km), and now there is no place left for him to preach. His heart’s desire and passion was, “to preach the gospel, where Christ has not been named.” Check out where your focus and passion is? Rom. 15:19,20,23.

16.   What you do on Sunday in the church is religion (ligare= bondage). What you do during the week days in the harvest field, is worship. The primary function of the church is to equip you in apologetics to fruitfully engage with the people of other faiths, convicting them into the Kingdom. Eph. 4:11-13; Titus 1:9; 1 Peter 3:15; 2 Timothy 4:2

17.   Every believer, even Muslims, know that Yeshua is coming soon as righteous Judge. He will judge us by our fruitfulness; “By their fruits you shall know them.” Fruitless branches will be cut off and thrown in to fire while those who brought abundant fruit will be raptured. Matt. 7:20; John 15:1-8, 16; Rev. 3:16, 20:4; 1 Peter 4:17-19

18.   Yeshua bought you with His precious blood and ordained you to be Priests and Kings. If you fail to function as Royal Priests, then His blood sacrifice for you will prove to be a waste. Shun churches where you are subjected to Sunday pep talks, rather opt for interactive “Training for Reigning.” Rev. 1:6.5:9,10. 1 Pet. 2:9; 2 Tim. 2:2

19.   Yeshua warned that calling Lord, Lord or your Bible knowledge, or righteousness, or even healing and deliverance ministry, will not give you a passport to heaven, unless you bring them to repentance and turn them into fruitful disciples. Our righteousness is like dirty rags. Matt. 7:16-23; Luke 15:7-10; James 5:20; Isaiah 64:6; John 15:16.

20.   If you haven’t caught any two-legged lost fish yet, then gather 2/3 believers to make a “Fishermen’s club.” Adopt a village, ghetto or a human habitation, find a “Person of Peace” and ignite a citywide prayer movement. The Triplet church is the most cost-effective strategy for a healthy growth of the Kingdom. Matt. 4:19; 18:20

21.   The best way to find a man or woman of peace is to go for early morning prayer walk, demolishing the religious, cultural, or societal strongholds. The man/woman of peace will welcome you in his/her house. There you will have food fellowship, apostolic teaching, prayer, signs and wonders. A disciple is someone who multiplies disciples and is willing to pay the price for it. Mathew 12:28-30; Luke 10:1-10, 14:27,33, Acts 2:42-47, John 15: 8; Rv. 3:20

22.   Equip local leadership and then move on to another place and do the same. The early Church grew in faith and multiplied daily in numbers – both in quality and quantity. If this Christ-centered and Gentile-focused method is implemented, then soon and very soon, there will be no place left where Christ is not named. Acts 16:5; 2:46,47.

23.   Yeshua planted the first house church 2000 years ago. He invited two disciples of John to his house. He taught them and then sent them out into the hostile world. They immediately started multiplying disciples. John 1:35-46

24.   If you do not obey the Lord’s command to fulfil The Great Commission, “Go and disciples of all nations,” it will make no difference to him, but you may be blotted out from the Book of Life and that will make a huge difference to you, as to where you end up in eternity. The Lord will send forth his angels to reap the harvest and what remains will be reaped by himself, as he is coming with a sharp sickle in his hand. Math. 13:39-41; 28:18-20; Rev. 14:14-15

25.   Three times a year, Israel brought tithe of their harvest to Jerusalem Temple and offered it as Thanksgiving. During the Pentecost, Peter offered 3000 souls as living sacrifice. Pentecost is the Birthday of the church. In the OT, they worshipped God by offering dead animals. In the New Testament, we worship God, not by singing endless songs, but by offering broken and contrite hearts, as living sacrifice. Exo. 29:42; Acts 2:41; Romans 15:16; Psalm 51:17

26.   Your Goal : Every village, city and indeed every human habitation be  filled with the knowledge of the glory of God as the water covers the sea. God desires that none should perish but from every tongue and tribe, saved people must enter the millennial reign of the King of kings and Lord of lords.  Hab. 2:14; 2 Peter 3:9;  Rev. 7: 9,10; 20:1-3

Action Plan:
Research and find out how many Triplets are required for your city ….…………................................…………………………………………………………….................................................................... ..............................................................................................................................Names of those you plan to form a Triplet church. …………………………………………………………………………………………………….............................................................................................................................................................................
Your target area: Street, colony, shanty town, village, city, region ………………………………………………………………….................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
Strategy: Going 2X2, finding a person of peace, breaking bread; praying to God for boldness and to stretch forth his hand for healing and deliverance, raising local leaders and moving on to next place. Luke 10:1-10; Acts 4: 30; 14:23 Follow up: reporting and course correction. Acts 15:36; 14:27

For more details on methodology read: TEACH THEM TO OBEY.

Pentecost 4 June 2017 (Hindi)

हर गाँव और हर मुहल्ले में प्रार्थना समूह अभियान

पेन्तिकोस्त कलीसिया का जन्मदिन है जिस दिन तीन हज़ार बपतिस्मे से उसकी शुरुवात हुई थी

पेंतिकोस्त 4 जून 2017

2.       प्रभु ने कहा कि मेरा घर सब जातियों के लिए प्रार्थना का घर कहलायेगा l मरकुस 11:17; येशायाह 56:7

3.       पौलुस ने कहा कि मैं प्रभु का याजक होकर अन्य जातियों को जीवित क़ुरबानी की तरह चढ़ाता हूँ I रोमिओ 15:16

4.       पवित्र शास्त्र कहती है कि परमेश्वर मनुष्यों के हांथों से बनाये पत्थरों के गिरिजाघर में नहीं रहता l उसने अपने हांथों से मनुष्य को अपना जिन्दा मंदिर बनाया है और उनके दिल में रहता है l प्रे.के काम 7:48,49; 2 कुरु. 6:16

5.       प्रभु ने कहा जहाँ दो या तीन उसके नाम से इकट्ठे होतें हैं वहां वे उपस्थित होते हैं l मत्ती 18: 20

6.       परमेश्वर ने कहा की मुझ से मांग, और मैं जाति जाति के लोगों को तेरी निज सम्पत्ति होने के लिथे, और दूर दूर के देशों को तेरी निज भूमि बनने के लिथे दे दूंगा। भजन 2:8 

7.       प्रभुजी भटके हुओं को खोजने और उनका उद्धार करने के लिए इस दुनिया में आये थे l लूका 19 :10

8.       प्रभुजी ने बताया कि एक पापी के उद्धार से स्वर्गदूत जितना स्वर्ग में आनंद विभोर होकर ख़ुशी मनाते हैं उतना वे निन्नानवे घिसे पिटे ईसाइयों की आराधना से उत्साहित नहीं होते l लूका 15 :7,10

9.       जब लोगों ने उन पर एक ही जगह में रहने के लिए दबाव डाला तो उन्हों ने अपने शिष्यों से कहा कि चलो दूसरे गांवों और नगरो में भी राज्य का प्रचार करने चलें क्योंकि मैं इसी लिए भेजा गया हूँ l मरकुस 1:38; लूका 4:43

10.   प्रभुजी ने कहा कि फसल तो तैयार है लेकिन मजदूर थोड़े हैं इसलिए खेत के मालिक से मजदूरों को भेजने के लिए प्रार्थना और प्रयास करो l लूका 10:1,2

11.   प्रभु ने अपने  शिष्यों को मनुष्यों के मछुआरे बनाकर भेजा कि जाकर सब जातियों को शिष्य बनाओ, उन्हें बप्तिस्मा देकर आज्ञाकारी बनाओ l शिष्यों ने जाकर दुनिया को उलट पुलट कर दिया l मत्ती 28:19; प्रे.काम 17: 6

12.   भारत में तकरीबन 100 करोड़ लोग 6 लाख 40 हजार गाँव; 4 लाख ज़ुग्गी-झोपड़ियाँ, तथा 500 शहरों में रहते  हैंl

13.   भारत में तकरीबन 5 करोड़ मसीही हैं  जिन में  से चंद लोग ही निपुण मनुष्यों के मछुवारे कहलाने के योग्य हैं l

14.   प्रभु ने स्वर्गारोहण के समय हमें अपना अन्तिम और अहम् आदेश दिया कि तुम पवित्र आत्मा की सामर्थ्य से येरूशलेम, यहुदिया, समरिया और पृथ्वी कि छोर तक मेरे गवाह होगे l प्रेरितों के काम 1: 8

15.   दुःख की बात है कि इतनी बड़ी तादाद में मसीही होते हुए भी, मनुष्यों के मछुआरों के अभाव में अधिकाँश गांवों और झुग्गियों में कोई गवाही नहीं है जहाँ पीड़ित लोग अपने दुखों से निजात प्राप्त करके परमेश्वर के राज्य में प्रवेश करें l

16.   पौलुस ने येरूशलेम से लेकर इल्लिरिकुम (2000 किलोमीटर) तक प्रचार कर डाला l और कहा अब यहाँ कोई जगह नहीं बची l मेरी तमन्ना यही है कि मैं वहां प्रचार करू जहाँ मसीह का नाम नहीं लिया गया है l रोमि.  15:19,20; 23

17.   यदि आप मात्र रविवारीय भक्ति करते हैं और फिर भटके हुओं का उद्धार कराने के बदले छै दिन की छुट्टी मनाते हैं; तो सतर्क हो जाईये क्योंकि पवित्र शास्त्र के मुताबिक सही कलीसिया वो है जहाँ विश्वासिओं को अपने कार्यस्थल में प्रभावशाली तरीके से सेवा करने के लिए प्रेरिताई प्रशिक्षण मिलता है l इफि. 4:12

18.   हालाँ कि हर एक मसीही को पता है कि प्रभुजी शीघ्र न्याय करने आ रहे हैं और सबसे पहिले गुनगुने और बेफल नामधारी ईसाईयों का सख्ती से फैसला करेंगे फिर भी अत्यंत खेद की बात है कि अधिकांश मसीही चर्च की बेंचों को बेफिक्र गरम कर रहें हैं l बेबिलोनी यानि “आओ और बेंचों को गरम करो’’ कलीसिया से निकल कर नए नियम की प्रेरिताई यानि “जाओ और शिष्य बनाओ” कलीसिया का निर्माण करें  l प्रका. 3:16; 18:4; 20:4; 1 पत. 4:17 -19

19.   प्रभु ने आपको अपने बहुमूल्य खून से खरीदकर याजक और राजा बनाया है l इसलिए अत्यंत जरुरी है कि आप राजपदधारी याजक की भूमिका तत्परता से अदा करें याने दूसरीतीसरी, और चौथी पीढ़ी के राजपदधारी याजक तैय्यार करना शुरू कर दें, वरना प्रभु की क़ुरबानी आपके लिये, आपके परिवार और कलीसिया के लिए व्यर्थ हो जाएगी l प्रका. वा. 1:6; 5: 9,10; 1 पतरस 2:9; 2 तिमोथी 2:2

20.   प्रभु ने सख्त हिदायत दी है कि हरएक बिश्वासी के मात्र प्रभु, प्रभु कहने से, या ज्ञान से या सामर्थ्य के काम से नहीं, और न अपनी धार्मिकता से, बल्कि अपने फलों से पहचाना जायेगायाने जीती हुई आत्माओं से l क्योंकि हमारी सारी धार्मिकता गंदे चिथड़े के समान है l मत्ती 7:16-23; लूका 15:7,10; याकूब 5 :20; यशा. 64:6; योहन्ना 15:16

21.   यदि आप के पास जीती हुई आत्माएं नहीं हैं तो शीघ्र दो या तीन का झुंड बनाकर किसी गाँव या मुहल्ले को गोद में लेकर शांति के संत्तान के घर में प्रार्थना समूह तैय्यार करें l नए नियम की कलीसिया के लिये मंदिर, पुरोहित, या रविवारीय भक्ति की जरुरत नहीं होती क्योंकि प्रत्येक बिश्वासी याजक और जीवित मंदिर है l 1कुरु. 3: 16; 6:19

22.   शांति के संतान को खोजने का सबसे सरल तरीका यही है कि उस क्षेत्र का तड़के सुबह प्रार्थना परिक्रमा करके धार्मिक, सामाजिक और सांस्कृतिक गढ़ों को प्रभु के नाम से ढा दीजिये और शीघ्र शांति का संतान आपको अपने घर में आने का निमंत्रण देगा l बस उसी घर में भोजन की संगति, प्रेरितीय शिक्षा, प्रार्थना और सामर्थ्य के काम से शिष्य बनाने का काम शुरू कर दीजिये l शिष्य वो है जो शिष्य बनाता है और उस लक्ष्य को पूरा करने के लिए सारी कीमत पटाने को तैय्यार रहता है l मत्ती 10:28-30; लूका १०: 1-10; 14:27, 33; प्रेरितों के काम 2: 42-47; युहन्ना 15:8

23.   प्रभजी ने अपने निवास स्थान में गृह कलीसिया के निर्माण करने का उम्दा मिसाल दिया. उन्होंने यहुन्ना के दो शिष्यों को अपने घर में प्रशिक्षण देकर भेजा और उन्होंने तुरंत अन्य शिष्य बनाने की प्रक्रिया शुरू कर दी l युहन्ना 1:35:46

24.   स्थानीय अगुवा तैय्यार करके आगे बढ़ जाइए और फिर से नए स्थानों में इसी तरह से नए प्रार्थना समूह का निर्माण करते जाइये l बाइबिल में दी गयी इस पद्धति की पहचान ये है कि आप की कलीसिया में प्रति दिन नयी नयी आत्माएं जुड़ती जाएँगी और जल्द भारत के हर गाँव और मुहल्ले में परमेश्वर की महिमा होने लगेगी l प्रका. वाक्य 2 : 47

25.   यदि आप प्रभु की आज्ञानुसार फसल नहीं काटते तो प्रभु को कोई फर्क नहीं पड़ता, लेकिन मेमने की जीवन की किताब से आपका नाम कट जाने से क़यामत के दिन आपको बहुत फर्क पड़ जायेगा क्योंकि प्रभु अपने फरिश्तों से फसल कटवा लेंगे और जो बच जायेगा उसकी लवनी करने के लिए वे खुद अपने हांथों में चोखा हसुआ लेकर आ रहे हैं l मत्ती 13:39-41; युहन्ना 4:35; प्रका. 14: 14-15

26.   आप का लक्ष्य – हर एक मसीही को गाँव या मुहल्ले को गोद में लेने के लिये प्रोत्साहित करें ताकि भारत प्रभु की महिमा के ज्ञान से ऐसा भर जाये जैसे समुद्र जल से भरा है ताकि हर जाति और भाषा के लोग राजाओं के राजा और प्रभुओं के प्रभु के 1000 वर्ष के महिमापूर्ण राज्य में अनंत जीवन का सुख पायें हब. 2:14; प्रका. 7: 9,10; 20:1-3 

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