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Gideon - Part V

Gideon said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder.” Judges 8 : 24

Good morning, friends. Today let us see the last part of Gideon.

The land enjoyed peace in Gideon’s time. The Israelites said to Gideon, “Rule over us—you, your son and your grandson—because you have saved us out of the hand of Midian.”

But Gideon told them, “I will not rule over you, nor will my son rule over you. The Lord will rule over you.” And he said, “I do have one request, that each of you give me an earring from your share of the plunder.” They answered, “We'll be glad to give them.” So they spread out a garment, and each man threw a ring from his plunder onto it. The weight of the gold rings he asked for came to seventeen hundred shekels, not counting the ornaments, the pendants and the purple garments worn by the kings of Midian or the chains that were on their camels' necks. Gideon made the gold into an ephod, which he placed in Ophrah, his town.…

Gideon - Part IV

During that night the LORD said to Gideon, “Get up, go down against the camp, because I am going to give it into your hands.”Judges 7 : 9

Good morning.

The LORD said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her, announce now to the people, 'Anyone who trembles with fear may turn back and leave Mount Gilead.' " So twenty-two thousand men left, while ten thousand remained. But the LORD said to Gideon, "There are still too many men. Take them down to the water, and I will sift them for you there. If I say, 'This one shall go with you,' he shall go; but if I say, 'This one shall not go with you,' he shall not go." Dividing the three hundred men into three companies, he placed trumpets and empty jars in the hands of all of them, with torches inside. "Watch me," he told them. "Follow my lead. When I get to the edge of the…

Gideon - Part III

Then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.Judges 6 : 37

Good morning. Let us resume the Character study of Gideon.

Gideon considered himself as the least among the least, but God made it clear that He would deliver Israelites from the hands of Midianites through Gideon. But he was not so confident. Gideon said to God, “If You will save Israel by my hand as You have said; look, I shall put a fleece of wool on the threshing floor; if there is dew on the fleece only, and it is dry on all the ground, then I shall know that You will save Israel by my hand, as You have said.” And it was so. When he rose early the next morning and squeezed the fleece together, he wrung the dew out of the fleece, a bowlful of water. Then Gideon said to God, “Do not be angry with me, but let me speak just once more: Let me test, I pray, just once more with the fleece; let it now be dry only on the fleece, but on all the ground let there be dew.” And God did so that night. It was …

Jesus' Word 5, 6 and 7 on the cross

Good morning, friends.

I feel so guilty in not sending this email everyday. But when it came to annual appraisal, on the last day I tried my best to write about me in spite of the heavy work. I know that God is greater than all these appraisals and His work has to be given the highest priority. This is the shorter message which the Lord revealed to me.

Today let us close this meditation on His Word on the cross.

Word 5
Later, knowing that all was now completed, and so that the Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, “I am thirsty.”John 19:28

Jesus refused the initial drink of vinegar, gall and myrrh offered to alleviate his suffering. But here, several hours later, we see Jesus fulfilling the Messianic prophecy found in Psalm 69:21, He said, “I’m thirsty.” In Matthew 27 : 34 we read, there they offered Jesus wine to drink, mixed with gall; but after tasting it, he refused to drink it.

It can be interpreted both physically and spiritually. Physically He lost even the last drop of Hi…

Jesus' Word 4 on the cross

"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?"Matthew 27:46

Good morning.

Jesus took all our sins on Him. From the sixth hour to the ninth hour, the darkness came all over the land. About the ninth hour Jesus cried aloud and said, “Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?” which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Have you ever seen God forsaking you? I haven’t. Because I would have gone to nothing if He has forsaken me, for it’s His grace and mercy that sustains me.

We see in Bible many times Jesus going and having an individual fellowship with God. Always He had a deep desire to speak to God. He rejoiced in the presence of Lord. But once He took all our sins, those sins created a very big wall in between Jesus and the Lord which Jesus could not bear at all. When others beat Him, spat Him and mocked at Him, He was silent. But once He was not able to see His Father’s face He was not able to be silent and out of His inability He cried unto the Lord.

What is the moral? Sin sepa…

Jesus' Word 3 on the cross

Jesus saw his own mother, and the disciple standing near whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold your son". Then he said to the disciple, "Behold your mother". And from that hour, he took his mother into his family.John 19: 26, 27
Good morning, friends.

One fine day when the Church was full of its members worshiping God, a gang of folks came in with pistols and shouted, “Those who want their lives can go out, else be ready to be shot dead.” That’s all. Everyone stopped their worship and started running towards the door, forgetting their own children who sat next to their friends.

Jesus’ third Word on the cross gives us how great His love towards His family in spite of the pain he bore on His body and soul. He cared for His own mother even when he felt the unbearable pain. He was much satisfied when He handed His mother to John, the disciple whom He loved very much. He didn’t ask His mother to go with someone else, but to a great one who loved the Lord …

Jesus' Word 1 and 2 on the cross

Hi all,

Friends, as this is the Holy week, let us see something about what Jesus spoke when He was on the cross. Yesterday we had a meeting where we shared the Word of God based on these seven Words. There can be n number of emails that can be sent. But I try to make things short. Read a verse and then take a break and then proceed, if it is too long.

Word 1:

“Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34

The people who shouted, “Hosannah!” and who prepared Him way on Palm Sunday, started shouting, “Nail Him on the cross” a few days later. He was beaten up like anything. People spitted on Him. They slapped Him. They made lot on His garments. They made Him bear a heavy cross. He was completely ill-treated by them.

Jesus – is the one who forgives the sins of the people. The primary purpose of Jesus to leave the place of the highest glory to the worst world is to forgive our sins. He insisted the same when He was on the cross when He was completed rejected and despise…