The Stars

One night I was looking at the stars with my binocular when my daughter asked me the question: “Dad what are you looking at?” Immediately from my heart came these words: “I am looking at the stars that are billions of light years away and see myself so small and yet I want to imagine that I will be playing with those stars in the future as if they were to be like softballs…” Yet reading the wonderful story of the Maker of the stars and of the universe, who chose to become as of one of us, it makes me even much smaller.

How beautifully Charles Wesley put it:

‘Tis mystery all: th’ Immortal dies!
Who can explore His strange design?
In vain the firstborn seraph tries
To sound the depths of love divine

Yes, even the first born seraph who knew of so many things in HisStory did not understand of the design the Almighty drew this time. It was deep, deep, deep for the first born seraph to understand.  This is where the love of God and His grace is at full display:

For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was RICH, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you by His poverty might become rich. 2 Cor. 8:9

Yes rich enough for the stars one day to be like softball for me and for the galaxies to be safe clouds and the space a swimming pool where I can breathe and will never drown.  Yes, I can only imagine what the Savior has designed the future but the good news is that He did it (τετέλεσται) John 19:28

YES, the story, the power, the encouragement, the hope, behind never giving up to share His gospel, even through weaknesses, discouragements, foggy days in life.

All glory to God the Father through His only Begotten Son, the Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

Hussain Andaryas,

Saved only because of the grace through Jesus Christ our Lord.

 

 

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Jesus or Beatles?

This morning during my personal devotion I was reading things that people said about Jesus and I came across beatles:

“Christianity will go. It will vanish and shrink. I needn’t argue with that; I’m right and I will be proved right. We’re more popular than Jesus now; I don’t know which will go first – rock ‘n’ roll or Christianity. Jesus was all right but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It’s them twisting it that ruins it for me.”

It does NOT matter, beatles or today’s politicians who put God to vote and boo but what matters is this:
But you, O Lord, are enthroned for ever; You are remembered throughout all generations. Psalm 102:12

How easily we forget that it is God who will remain forever and only in Him we are secure and in keeping and respecting His laws there is full delight.

How wonderful for the followers of Jesus it is when they put Jesus Christ first. Because only in Him we are safe.

There is nothing, I mean NOTHING makes sense without Jesus:
And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. Colossians 1:17

The “All Things Hold Together” means; Without Him Nothing Makes Sense and There is No Purpose in Anything Without Him.

God makes everything beautiful and His decisions are the wisest we can get in the universe.

Just as there is a reason that God made Adam and did not choose a partner for him to be called Steve but Eve, There is a perfect reason for everything God does and make. Even the animals know this but so sad that we are made in God’s image, yet we ignore God’s perfect and holy reason and wisdom. We are so easily swayed by words of beatles and listen to them like as if music to our souls and yet forget to read His Holy Book.

My Rakhel last night said something beautiful: “Families who prays together stays together“, and this morning I asked her about it and she said; “it implies to a family who reads God’s word together everyday.

How much are you reading God’s word compared to promoting and reading and focusing on things that will decay and pass away?

Here is a beautiful truth: “The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.” Isaiah 40:8

Are you standing on something everlasting or on the things that will pass and will be remembered no more? Because the last laugh will be God’s and not beatles’. Psalm 2:4

May God give us wisdom to follow Him and submit to His will. Amen.

Read: Psalm 90, Psalm 103 and Psalm 19.
A couple of good books to read about Jesus’  “thick and ordinary disciples”
The Twelve Ordinary Men:
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The Twelve Extraordinary Women:
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…BECAUSE GOD IS LOVE!

21 YEARS AGO TODAY: October 14 1990 AD, God changed my life and the direction of my life giving me new purpose in life through the amazing grace of Jesus Christ my Saviour and my God.

It is an amazing thing as I reflect back and see how wonderfully God pursued after me right from the start. There has been several time until I SUBMITTED my life to Christ that I came face to face with death and yet God had a purpose to protect me through all of that.

When I think of death today it is just another servant which will pass me through to Heaven. As in the words of Paul in 1 Corinthians chapter 15, death no more has that sting and victory of destruction but rather serves as an obedient servant by opening the door so that I can enter into the House of God. Psalm 23

Yes for me as well, to live is Christ to die is gain.

God along the way used many people including Muslims, Christians, Hindus, Atheists, Afghan, Iranians, Arabs, Pakistanis, Indians, suffering, loneliness, a drunk man, a bicycle repair man, a man who gave his life, and  a youth who led me through the door of this building.  http://afghantv.org/sunlight.jpg and finally the man who led me to a prayer of repentance. He spoke from God’s word and said: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12:21
This was indeed my problem in life. I always thought of hating the more if someone even I suspected that hated me. Throughout my journey from the day I was exposed to the word of God I was troubled with Matthew chapter 5 verse 44, “But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

God in a mighty way spoke to my heart through this preacher who presented God’s word in a beautiful way and the very next verse he shared was. “Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.” 1 John 4:8

Yes, that’s what was missing in my life, “LOVE”. And no love is complete without having Jesus as your Savior.

God helped me to acknowledged Him and repent from my sins and receive Jesus who says: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14 (the entire chapter) Yes, let not your hearts be troubled, Jesus gotcha covered! Because the peace that He gives indeed  …surpasses all understanding, and it indeed will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7

When Jesus comes to your heart and in your life that’s what happens. The chains of hatred breaks, and the slavery of darkness is rebuked and once you know the Truth and the Truth shall set you free. John 8:32.

Christian life is never easy. It is always taking up your cross and following Jesus. Luke 9:23. But as one friend at our Church once said; “Life is hard, but hard is good“. He is so right. Even-though we are walking int he valley of the shadow of death victory belong to Jesus and because I am in Jesus therefore nothing, yes NOTHING can separate me from His LOVE.  Romans 8: 18-39.

Therefore I am celebrating today 3 times 7 equals 21 the victory of the LORD in the battle of the field of my heart and life and He conquered everything for me and became to Master of life and my God.

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Who it is that bids us?

Greetings to you in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ!
For the last two months, I have been going through the miracles of the Lord Jesus that are recorded in the Gospels. His miracles are displayed throughout everything in the universe that we will never be able to count until the day we meet Him, but for my little brain, those recorded in the Gospels-and those that I daily experience because of His renewed mercies-are enough for now to be in awe of Him. A few years back, a young girl in response to my message about God’s wonders told me: “I don’t believe that the donkey spoke.”
The truth is that you won’t believe that the donkey spoke if you don’t believe in God, or your belief in God is clouded with doubt. But because there is a God and He is the one who controls His creation, how difficult would it be for Him who created everything and controls everything to make a donkey speak, or for that matter, command the many numbers of fish to “come and be caught in the net of Simon Peter!”?
The story in Luke 5:1-11 is therefore fascinating. After a long night of fishing in Lake Tiberius without catching anything, not only were he and his fellow fishermen tired, but thinking about the economic results, etc., added much to their frustration. They were cleaning the boat and preparing their tools for the next night of toil. Now imagine at this point someone comes along and tries to invades your territory of expertise and commands: “Put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.”
Peter, being an expert fisherman probably since childhood, knew well the
whole art of fishing. So for him, it was a natural response: “Master, we toiled all night and took nothing!” I very well remember at the streets of Kabul when two men disagreed with another. One said to the other: “boro bAdAr aelAye mA kU.” (Leave me alone master.) Here, at least in the Afghan culture, the word “master” is used very lightly. I very much believe it was the case with Peter as well. But with the eye contact of Jesus (I love the script writers of the Jesus Film because there is a gap in which, with a pause, Peter is attracted to the eyes of Jesus). Jesus spoke many words to Peter without a sound; Peter heard Him loud and clear and responded: “But at Your word I will let down the nets.” The story of Peter’s confession of sins and falling at the feet of Jesus and calling Him Master the second time is a beautiful picture when we realize who Jesus is. There are times in our lives that we may have doubts, but when we look into Jesus’s eyes and hear Him carefully, there are always fish to catch. Isn’t He the One who said: Let there be… and there was….!
In another translation I once read the phrase: “but at Your bidding I will let down the nets.” Yes, even if it sounds impossible or laughable, we should focus on Who it is that bids us to “go and make disciples”. Because only in Him all things hold together (Col. 1:15-23). And only in Him we are complete (Colossians 2:9, 10…).
The Lord bless you as you serve Him and trust Him.

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Worthy To Be Praised – Jesus the Living God!

Greetings to you in the wonderful name of our dear Saviour, the LORD Jesus Christ!

Two of the questions that I am asked the most by Muslims on my shows and also by email correspondence is; “If Jesus was God, who he prayed to?” and the other one; “If Jesus was God, how could He die?”

These are the most exciting questions for me every time I get them. Because these questions remind me over and over again of the difference between their gods who are “not” and my God who “Is” so that I can proclaim Him the Only God who loves humanity. (1 John 4:8) There is no other philosophy or magic or religion that can give me this blessed assurance. (1 John 3:1) that despite their anger and language against me I can answer them filled with His Spiritual gifts and be compassionate like my Master. (1 Peter 3:13-18). This is the reason that He is the Only True God because He brings the Only True Change in men like me who once was full of hate and now love my enemies and pray for them. (Matthew 5:38-48

Every act of Jesus on earth was to show His compassion to us including Him emptying Himself of the powers of Heaven even when He was never without them; and on the

cross He could have just commanded as He did in the Ancient Days and “All Would Have Been Not.”

And so is the prayer of Him to the Father showing His Eternal Equality with God while being at the same time Fully God and Fully Man: “And now, O Father, glorify Thou Me with Thine own self with the glory which I had with Thee before the world was.” (John 17:5)

Here is what a Hazara man who was saved watching our live tv show said: “We humans are only worshipers but Jesus was both the Worshiper and the One to be worshiped.” Fully God (John 1:1-5) became Fully Man(John 1:14) to be worshiped. The once Invisible (John 1:18) pitched His Tent among men (John 1:14) and was Visibly worshiped by men (Matthew 2:11).

And the sons of Adam were so much loved by Him that God walked on earth just like us; He felt my pains, my sorrows, my hunger, my poverty, my stress, my depression, and above all, He who knew no sin,(2 Corinthians 5:21) did no sin (Hebrews 4:15) and in Him was no sin, (1 John 3:5) became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21) so to free me from sin and that I can have everlasting life with Him. His 33 years as a Man gave me His length of Life (John 3:16, Psalm 23:6).

WE WORSHIP A LIVING GOD. Jesus is alive and in Him we live!!!

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Why are you not coming home?

Greetings in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ!

As I did my TV show yesterday my heart was a bit heavy because early in the morning I received my 11th death threat in the past week. These threats are normal but they have increased due to the recent events in Kabul. 
Most of you must already know about the recent developments among Afghan followers of Jesus Christ. There has been a great threat in Afghanistan with many accusations about Afghans choosing to follow Jesus.

While listening to Afghan National TV today I heard remix of one of the most beautiful songs. It was originally in the Pashto language but now it includes Dari as well. Find the words below and a YouTube version of it with English subtitles. As I was listening to this song, my wife came in my “garage studio” and asked me; “what has happened to you, why are you crying?”

I told her, “If you watch and hear this song, you will know exactly why I am crying?

The Dari version asks the question; Shinware Lawangina; “why are you not coming home… your mother, sister is asking the question, why are you not coming home?”

I wept a lot because most of the same sisters and mothers and fathers and brothers are my countrymen who are calling me a traitor because I am a follower of Jesus Christ – I call my self a follower of Jesus.

I have been sleepless and praying for the lives of my fellow Afghan followers of Jesus, who are either running for a hiding place or they are in jail. There no international reports about Afghan followers of Jesus being denied their human right to choose their own faith. The only person in the recent past who openly come out as a follower of Christ is the Afghan (Abdul Rahman.) He was really fortunate because he received so much media attention eventually Abdul Rahman was declared insane by the Afghan officials and he was air-lifted to Italy never to be heard from again.

Today’s Afghan followers of Jesus are in jails and in hiding for their lives, yet they have no one crying out for them or saying anything to defend their freedom to choose their own faith. At the same time we have hundreds of Western troops risking their lives for the freedom of Afghan people.

These Afghans are not traitors, they are followers of Jesus. They have of their own free will chosen at great personal risk to confess their sins and acknowledge Jesus as the way the Truth and the Life. The have chosen salvation in Jesus, yet their government has the legal right to execute them according to their religious law.

The 18th Article of “The Universal Declaration of Human Rights” has been signed by Afghanistan. Look carefully at what Afghanistan has agreed to.

Article 18. Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance.

Some of my Muslim Afghan countrymen wrote to me in language that is so grotesque it smells of cannibalism. He and others threaten to cut me into many pieces. This deeply grieves me because these are my countrymen.

The fact is that there are many Muslims from all over the world who are coming to the United States making a good life here. They take advantage of the opportunity to freely go to their places of worship (mosques), preaching about. Yet, these same people are protesting about accusations that an American preaching about Jesus in a Muslim country.

After all, if the Quran speaks of (إنما يعمر مساجد الله) – So if Muslims have been commanded by Allah to build mosques, should I as a follower of Jesus not have the same right? No one is even being accused of trying to build a church building in Afghanistan. They are just being accused of privately meeting in their own homes to worship Jesus Christ, the faith of their own choosing.

We have been commissioned to by our Lord Jesus Christ:

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen. Matthew 28:19, 20 Please also see Acts 1:8

I am an Afghan, and my forefather were Afghans. But the people of Afghanistan were not always Muslims. The Buddhas of Bamyan are a great testimony to this fact, that those people were equally the people of this land now called “Afghanistan.

So what is the problem? Why are Muslims afraid of Afghans choosing to following Jesus? Doesn’t Quran say: “there is no compulsion in religion.” If you force a person at gunpoint to come on the TV and deny Christianity and revert to Islam, do you think that you can also change his heart? After all, only GOD knows the heart.

We have the famous Dari saying; “از دل انسان تنها خدا خبر داره” Only God knows the heart of a man. This brings me to another saying in Dari; “نی به دينم، نی به دنيا، ضرب سوته يا خدا” Yes I have changed the last word a bit. You simply cannot force someone’s heart to change. It is a matter of faith and choice to repent of sins and chose to follow the only path God has given for forgiveness, that is Jesus the Messiah.

What is that message of the followers of Jesus that is so offensive? Is it love your neighbor? Or is it Love your enemies? Love your wife? Respect your father and mother? Do not provoke your children? Do not gossip? Do not lie? Do not kill? Do not take revenge? Are they afraid of the message, If you don’t love you do not know God because God is love? Which one of these messages of Jesus is most offensive? I could write verse after verse from the Old and New Testament that speak of helping fellow human beings, giving to the poor and needy which Christians do. And yes followers of Jesus must preach the GOSPEL (Good News) as well because Jesus has radically changed our hearts. Jesus freed me from being a man full of anger and hatred to all people who were different than me. I hated those who were not from my ethnic group. I hated those who were not Muslims. I hated those who were not Afghan, but Miraculously God Freed Me through my faith in Jesus Christ. He freed me to truly understand how to love God and love my family and love my fellow man.

So the question is for my Afghan Muslim brothers and sisters, can’t we as human being live together and share our faith with each other with love, dialogue and politeness and humility and grace and bearing one another and without anger or force. After all, God gives breath of life even to those who totally deny His very existence and yet God gives them chance so that they can find out and know about God. Are we bigger than God? No! Let us therefore learn from God who even when every human being everyday does against His law and yet he graciously extends days of our lives so that we can honor Him in finding about Him. Otherwise if God starts to think that, Okay they don’t obey Me? I am going to teach them a lesson. And if that happens brothers and sisters, what do you think will happen? Yes, we all are no more. So if God wants everyone to live and search for Him, can’t we who are His creation do the same and respect everyone to share our hearts and reason and find about who God is? Why then it is that my fellow Afghan followers of Jesus brothers and sisters are being hunted and tortured and put in prison and forced to accept a religion that is not of their choosing?

May I beg you to please recognize in DEED the rights of those who want to choose to follow Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, AND Jesus Christ? And LET God decide between us.

We love you with the love and commandment of Jesus Christ:

You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven… Matthew 5:43… (for full passage, please click here)

Here is my prayer:

O dear God, please provide wisdom for our leaders to acknowledge you.

O dear God, please bless Afghanistan with your goodness – the Good News of Jesus Christ.

O dear God, please bring to Afghanistan the Peace that surpasses all human understanding.

O dear God, please humble our people so that they can be blessed by You.

O dear God, please forgive the enemies of Afghan believers in Christ for they do not know what they are doing.

O dear God, please help our people to respect each other even if they disagree with each other.

O dear God, Afghanistan is Yours and the fullness thereof and let every thing that has breath in Afghanistan bless Your Holy name.

In Jesus’ name. Amen

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Oh the time…

Greetings to you in the name of the LORD Jesus Christ!

I have been very slow in writing anything for over a year while this is suppose to be a blog or better a journal.

God has brought many changes into my life and as the good book of the LORD says:
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” (Romans 8:28)

I have no complains. Surely for the timely manner there was some discouragements but God does work for the good and I praise Him.

God has been using the live tv show for Afghanistan and changing lives. This is my encouragement when I see people give their testimonies live on the tv while millions watch and some give their lives to Christ and some share the worlders of God in their lives, it gives me joy.

Sometimes people ask me about threats to my life and yes I do get them on regular bases just like having food and trust me, this is all because it is working. I would like to look into: “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” (Phil. 1:21) whenever I get threats and also I do very much believe that I “have been called according to His purpose

Yes, this is the purpose, to honor God be His witness until that glorious day.

So you see, it is all good news for Christians everyday. Yes it is! Even if we don’t think it is, but the fact does not change that God has  everyone “in His hands.”

Our 60 minutes live show on Tuesdays now will become 90 minutes due to audience demand and that shows even more of God’s grace and mercy. This will be effective November 10, 2009 and I would like to invite you to please be in prayers for us during this wonderful time.

We are going through some wonderful times and through there are economic troubles around the world and yes there is H1N1 and so many others and yet God’s word is clear:

…No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord… (Please read Romans 8:18-39)

May our dear LORD Jesus bless you all and may your feel and experience His goodness in your lives and as my pastor always says: “May we become those who surrender instead of committing to God.”

Hussain Andaryas,

www.afghantv.com

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CRY FOR HELP

I worship the God who “is God” because He tells us that “He Really Is God” both by words and by actions.
Every tuesday I am priviledged to host a live TV show in which we bring the good news of Jesus Christ in the first half and in the second half we have a guest who shares his/her testimony. During the second half one person responds the telephone calls and he gets all kind of calls from “I will kill you and slit your throat” to calls that tells us that How the Lord just changed thier lives and some who want to follow Christ.

One such call this past tuesday said: “I am calling from the city of Mazar-e-Sharif, my name is ***** and I need to know right now how to become a Christian. I have been watching your live TV shows for sometime now but today I know that the kind of person I am, only and truely Jesus Christ can save.”

Another caller Kabul said: “My name is **** and my address in Kabul is **** and my telephone number is ****. I desperately need a Bible and I need it now. Please, please help me to have a Bible….”

Of the 150 calls that we received for this past tuesday’s live show, the above calls stands as “CRY FOR HELP” and cry to received peace.

Here are few of the actuall calls with thier names and addresses muted so that you can listen to them and know, how much people are thirsty for the Word of God. Click Here

We have recieved 25 warnings by the Taleban movements and they threaten myself to death. We also get emails from some others Islamists regularly. Here is an example of one such emails we recieved:

“We are some Afghan brothers who jointly swear to get into America and find
Your places and destroy you all there.  
Your dirty life is going to number and you will see if Jesus along with holy-spirit
Will come and save you there?. You can call Jesus when the knife placed on your dirty throat?.
Then you say Amen and Amen.”

We praise the Lord that most of calls we receive are positive and those who really search the Truth and would like to know about our Faith and or reason with us and some who come to know our dear Lord Jesus as Savior and others who boldly share their testimonies like this sister from Holland;

“Hello my name is **** I am your sister in Christ, I am also Afghan, for a long time I thought I am alone and no other Afghans are Christian but today as I was changing channels I found your show and now I am so thrilled. I am also saved, I live alone, my message today is for my husband that Jesus can save you also as He saved me….

Or like this Hazara Afghan from Iran;

“Hello my name is **** I would like to share with you that I started watching your shows two years ago and now that you are live I want to tell you that God saved me after hearing for many months your TV programs. I understood the message and the truth of the Bible.” He went on to sing songs on our live tv show and to share his poems and now he is a regular contributor.

These are some of the people that we share the gospel with. I would like to share my heart with you and join Sait Paul to let you know the reason “why I do what I do” despite real, real threats: “… For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 please also read 1 Corinthians 1:18…)

In Acts chapter one specially verse 8 Jesus Christ my Lord and my God gives me the message in which is laid my responsibility in this World as I pass; “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

And yes Lord, thank you for giving me the Power which gives me the boldness to obey you and Lord Jesus, yes, I will be your witness to the ends of the earth. Lord Jesus, give me grace, give me wisdom, give me humility, give  me understanding.
Lord Jesus, please rise men and women of faith who will boldly share your message to the World. Lord Jesus, please help us all. In Jesus’ name. Amen

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The Technology Challenge and the gospel of Christ

The start of the 21stcentury made our world a very tiny one. How much tiny? Just clicks away. The rise of the google map, MS virtual earth, the power of automation in the internet including the mobile browsing, satellite radio and tv etc. has things so much changed that even a person in a remote place of the earth such as deep Hazarajat of Afghanistan has full access to the white house in seconds.

 

What this means for Christians?

 

If you just look into what is being feed on the internet you will realize that Christians are way, way behind everyone else in MESSAGING the world.

 

While Christians hold and have the Power of God (Romans 1:16, 1 Corinth 1:18, Acts 1:8) the time has come for the followers of Jesus Christ to bring a huge change in themselves. To prove that there is more to Christianity then just focusing on beautiful doctrine, nice clothing, and erecting another so called church building.

 

The fact is that those Churches in the 1st century which did not have a building and were mostly on the run for their lives were a lot, lot more effective and more blessed. They enjoyed God’s fellowship and closeness. They enjoyed practically seeing Jesus Christ through their lives. I always think of a “not so body builder” Telemachus whose simple action of facing God brought a ban on gladiator fights and today’s giants who are confused on what God actually wants from them.  

It is sad to even think about it but it is never late. HaleluYAH! today is the day of salvation!

 

It is very simple

If you command a Bible “GO therefore and be preached” trust me, the Bible will never move and there is none who could prove it otherwise. For God, He is the mirracle. For others it is the simple Faith (believing) in the True God,  that causes mirracles and thus changing of history and even the destination of life.

 

In Matthews’ gospel the Lord said: GO YOU (Christians) therefore. I think it is time for Christians to wake up and shake their cloths on which the dust of laziness homed and be practical in bringing the life giving message of Jesus Christ to our World.

It is the Christians who must act as the walking and talking Bible to make mirracles come true. It is this reason that Jesus Christ said; “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do, he will do also; and greater works than these he will do; because I go to the Father.” (John 14:12) Yes, you reading right, “not my words” but JESUS’.

So, What Would Jesus Do?

  1. God is Spirit (John 4:24)
  2. The Bible is Spirited (Theopnutos=God Breathed) (2 Tim 3:16)
  3. A Believer in Christ is born of the Spirit… is a spirit(John 3:6-8…)

And JESUS wants all of the three to work together. (1 Corinthians 3:9, Matthew 28:18-20, Psalm 119:11, 105…)
The first ONE being the Leader, the Second One being the Guide and the third one being the carrier.

 

It is very simple, either YOU GO, or YOU SEND! There is no other way that you can be an active Christian. Going to Church, singing songs, paying your dues, hearing a powerful message without implementing, these are all religious things and have nothing to do with Christianity.

If you SEND and don’t put your full heart into it (Be Passionate, Feel the Pain), your SENDING is mere self boast. So SENDING also require your full participation because God already is RICH.

 

To me, “why would a Christian even live on earth once SAVED?”

Because as Christ came into the world to save, we also have been sent by Him into the world (John 17:18) to bring other to Him to be saved.

Not only what we do is because WHAT we have (GOD) but we do thing because “what we are!” salt of the earth…light of the world.  Matthew 5:13-16

Our purpose? to honor, praise and magnify Christ in the true worship.

 

Once a man in front of a Church asked me this question: “Why you have so many gadgets, one or two is not enough?” He even went further and said: “Don’t you think it is a waste of money?”

I looked at him and really did not know what to say. So opening my mouth and relying on God I asked him: “What kind of work do you do?” He said; “I am a painting contractor.” He pointed to his van full of tools and many brushes.

This is it. I asked him; “why don’t you use only one brush for the whole work you do, why you have in your van so many brushes and tools?”

Unfortunately he just looked at me with a smile only. Sometimes smiles could become a stumbling block for us.

 

Your servant is a simple man with simple words. Not the words of a highly educated person,  neither a seminary graduate, nor the one who even can analyze this very writings. But simply putting my heart, which is right now crying out loud; “Where are you O Christian?

 

Let us be excited. Let us make a joyful noise to the Lord. Let us lift up holy hands. Let us impact the world for the glory of God. Open you Celphone and see what only a tiny thing in your hand is capable of to honor God with.

 

Don’t you hear what God is still asking you this simple question; “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?”

 

Let us pray and think…

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A song of joy for you to enjoy…

I am here tonight at the CompUSA where the Lord many times gave me the opportunities to share the gospel with people while shopping or window shopping. But like the old hymn goes:
Change and decay in all around I see
O Thou who changest not abide with me

Yes, that’s so true. The compUSA that I used to shop is closing nationwide in the USA and it is sad because it was close to my home and also a place where I bought my first computer when we moved to the USA and also a place where I share God’s goodness many, many times both with the workers and others around.

I have been very busy but God’s goodness is always available. So I praise my dear Lord Jesus in whom I have all my hope.
As Jeremiah says:
Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, “The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.”

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in Him,
to the one who seeks Him;
Now that another year is going bye bye, for those of us who trust in Jesus, there is eternity of life beyond, and that’s a great good news for everyone who wants to trust in Jesus as Lord.

Here is what God’s word says:
For God so loved the World that He gave His only and ONE Son, that who ever trust in Him will not die but have eternal life.

The question is: do you? My prayer from here in the COMPUSA and from everywhere is that you will decide to trust in Jesus because trusting Him is everything for us.

May the Lord so much bless you and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2008 of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Here is now a song for you in the Dari language of Afghanistan. Enjoy and be blessed.
O Christ, Thank you for liberating me
Giving my sad heart a song of joy.

Hussain Andaryas, your fellow human being, saved by the grace of God through and in Jesus Christ.

 
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