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Saturday, April 22, 2017

The Great Escape

"What shall we do O noble one?
It’s a strong and mighty army which surrounds us",
The people wailed to the king.
The king had no solution.
"How many men are out there?” the king asked
"Thousands”, they replied 
"Gallant men well equipped with strong stallions".
This is the 10th day since they have besieged us...
Anytime they can force their way in...
Hundreds of our young men are dying every day protecting our great wall
O King what is the solution and what should be done," they continuously wailed.
"We cannot go in for a truce they will capture our women and children and make slaves of our men, the wise men added.
Suddenly an old man pulled his torn robes tightly around him and came forward to bow before the king...
"What’s he doing here”? The king asked moving his face away in disgust
"He says he has the answer", the soldiers who brought him in answered.
"What is it?” the king asked rather impatiently
"This country", the old man, began sounding so educated and cultured in spite of his poverty
"Was known as a country with giants in ancient’s times and it was a myth which had spread far and wide across the nations.
It was for this reason that our country had been safe for so many centuries in spite of its proximity to the seas and mountains
"The giants have woken up! The king exclaimed in excitement
"Precisely we can create sounds of giants walking and get the circus people who can walk on stilts dress up as giants." the old man continued.
"Brilliant!” said the king and the whole city woke up to the idea and in no time the giants were created.
At the set time, the people started running in panic shouting,
"The giants have risen run!” their shrill screams sent the enemy camp fluttering for safety.
There was rejoicing all around and king and all his men laughed and laughed recalling how the enemy fled with the mere sound of drums...
The old man watched them and slowly walked away.
Ecclesiastes 9:15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
15 Now there was found in it a man who was poor but wise, and by his wisdom he saved the city; yet afterwards, nobody remembered that poor man.
Always strive to be prosperous or else like this old man you will fade into oblivion in spite of saving a nation...

Friday, March 31, 2017

The Great Restoration

The great men of war came back to their city
Shell shocked to see their beloved city in ruins
"What happened to our beautiful buildings and lush green fields? They cried
All they could see were oceans of desolation
A city whipped to its knees under the mighty hand of the enemy
“Call forth for the priests, bring out the shofar
Bring out the inhabitants of the city 
Today the people are going to cry and repent before god
Declare a day of mourning a day of repentance”. The captain called out to the inhabitants.
The people did as he told
The Books of Law was opened to Joel 2: 19
Here is how Adonai will answer his people:
“I will send you grain, wine and olive oil,
enough to satisfy you;
and no longer will I make you
A mockery among the Goyim.
“People! the captain shouted out ,the rhema word has been spoken”
"Pick up your sickle and spades and clear the land
And start sowing!" 
The people regained their courage and went about rebuilding their land toiling in cheerfulness singing as their sweated out in the fields 
(Joel 2:21 CJB) Don’t fear, O soil; be glad! Rejoice! For Adonai has done great things.22 don’t be afraid, wild animals; for the desert pastures are green,
the trees are putting out their fruit,
the fig tree and vine is giving full yield.
23 Be glad, people of Tziyon!
Rejoice in Adoni your God!
For he is giving you
the right amount of rain in the fall,
he makes the rain come down for you,
the fall and spring rains — this is what he does first.
24 Then the floors will be full of grain
and the vats overflow with wine and olive oil.25 “I will restore to you the years that the locusts ate,
the grasshoppers, shearer-worms and cutter-worms,
my great army that I sent against you.
26 You will eat until you are satisfied
and will praise the name of Adonai
 your God,
who has done with you such wonders.
Then my people will never again be shamed.
27 You will know that I am with Isra’el
and that I am Adonai your God,
and that there is no other.
Then my people will never again be ashamed.

 The Lord had spoken and so it was  till today ,a city called by all as a land flowing with milk and honey.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The Stairway to Heaven

After the tiring journey Jacob lay on a rock under the dark desert sky
Recounting the events of the day he recoiled thinking of the magnitude of all that happened.
Being pushed to deceive his father
Taking over his brother's birth rights namely all the blessings of the first-born
Running away from his brother's wrath
The hasty goodbye to his parents and the gut shattering thought would he ever see them again 
He fell asleep exhausted 
Genesis 28:12 -15 CJB
 12 He dreamt that there before him was a ladder resting on the ground with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of Adonai were going up and down on it.13 Then suddenly Adonai was standing there next to him; and he said, “I am Adonai, the God of Avraham your [grand] father and the God of Yitz’chak. The land on which you are lying I will give to you and to your descendants. 14 Your descendants will be as numerous as the grains of dust on the earth. You will expand to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. By you and your descendants all the families of the earth will be blessed. 15 Look, I am with you. I will guard you wherever you go, and I will bring you back into this land, because I won’t leave you until I have done what I have promised you.”
God fulfilled his promise to Jacob.(Ref Psalms 105 CJB)
Just as the stairway to God's provision opened up for Jacob
Beloved there is the stairway to heaven before us as well.
Angels will be with us ministering to our every need
There can be no demons and demonic spirits in the air ways 
To  snatch our blessings and divert us from reaching our destiny
Armor up people and open your hearts to the Lord God Almighty
And then you can encounter the stairway to heaven just like Jacob did. 

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Arise and Shine Your time has come

After years of frustration
Nathan packed up his wares
Packed his bags and went on a long trip
"I can’t sit around waiting for things to happen I am moving on". he exclaimed to no one in particular and left.
It was days since his parents heard anything about him.
The old couple waited prayed and pleaded with God for their son's safety.
"You know, Ma Baker told her husband one morning,
"I feel such calmness I feel it’s time now for Nathan's break through to finally happen."
Isaiah 60 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
60 “Arise, shine [Yerushalayim],
for your light has come,
the glory of Adonai
has risen over you.
For although darkness covers the earth
and thick darkness the peoples;
on you Adonai will rise;
over you will be seen his glory.
Nations will go toward your light
and kings toward your shining splendor.
Raise your eyes and look around:
“Only time will tell", her dear husband , replied and moved on with his work.
“There’s only one way to find out is by putting the word to test.
I am going to start with re-opening Nathan’s shop.” Ma Baker said
“It’s been three years since it’s’s going to take you more than a month to take the dust out." Pa Baker called out
“Any way it will keep me from worrying about him...and I can use a  bit of my creativity as well"...Ma Baker replied with a huge grin.
Even her husband the old critic could not help marvelling the exquisite work of his wife to turn a dusty old shack of a shop to a master piece in creativity and style.
The next morning was no different than any other only a lot of travellers were
Seen panting up the little hillock towards their store.
"What the hell!...Pa baker exclaimed "Mamma the brightly lit candles you put up have attracted tourists from miles around
They poured into their newly done up store and excitedly pointed out to all the beautiful curios their son had made and in one sale almost everything got sold out
Ma baker started praising God in joy...while
Pa baker went looking for old labourers who worked with their son and after a bit of struggle located  them and soon a flourishing business was going on
Meanwhile Pa Baker was informed by the authorities  in the recent earthquakes that hit the northern country his son was found among the injured and they were bringing him back home
Ma and Pa baker hugged their injured son who was in bandages from head to toe
"I’m so sorry I should have listened now I’m much worse off than before"! he cried brokenly to his parents.
"Not to worry are far blessed than you know." Pa replied.
"Where are all these people going they seem to be coming our pathway? son exclaimed in surprise.
"Watch and you will know, Pa replied with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his lip.
He watched in amazement as his eyes fell on the packed store
"Those are my boys,,he exclaimed , dad where did you find them?"
He broke down and cried hugging his parents..
"It is His timing son,,,father whispered cradling his son in his arms..
"Your fortune is where your heart is , this was your dream son to showcase your country's culture to the world and God just made it happen.

Numbers 23:19Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

19 “God is not a human who lies
or a mortal who changes his mind.
When he says something, he will do it;
when he makes a promise, he will fulfill it. 

Saturday, December 31, 2016

The Time Has Come

Rabbi came by panting his way up the mountainous regions
And found the once mighty warriors asleep in their caves
“You mighty warriors 
What are you doing lying in the caves like lame men?
Come out of the caves!
The time has come for you to resume your journey again.
When God told you to tarry
Habakkuk 2:3 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
3 For the vision is meant for its appointed time;
It speaks of the end, and it does not lie.
It may take a while, but wait for it;
It will surely come, it will not delay.
Was it for you‘ll to change your identity from being warriors to farmers!
The vision you felt was sometime in the distant future
So you let yourselves become fat and bloated
Lazy bags of bones!
You forgot your God given assignment and purpose.
When God gave you a period of rest,
You forgot it was just a bend on the road.
Now I’m telling to get out of your caves and complacent ways.
Put on the dress code of a warrior and start behaving like one again,
There are no further delays the journey begins again."
Ezekiel 12:24 CJB
The word of Adonai came to me: 22 “Human being, don’t you have this proverb in the land of Isra’el, ‘Time keeps passing, and none of the visions are fulfilled’? 23 Therefore tell them that Adonai Elohim says, ‘I will put an end to that proverb; never again will they use it as a proverb in Isra’el.’ Tell them, ‘The time has come for the fulfilment of every vision. 24 There will no longer be empty visions or falsely optimistic divinations in the house of Isra’el, 25 because I am Adonai. I will speak; and whatever statement I make, it will be accomplished. It will no longer be delayed; for in your days, you rebellious house, I will speak the word and accomplish it,’ says Adonai Elohim.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

I'll Be There For You

Through the years when you lose your words
When what you say no one hears.
When your mind can’t get a thought across
When the hands which you move so much to articulate refuse to move
Remember I’ll Be There.
When you feel abandoned 
And no one familiar to you is anywhere around
Always know and always remember
 I'll Be There for You.
When your feet wobble and you can’t take a step ahead
When you are afraid what tomorrow holds 
Just remember I’ll Be There.
When the hands you thought would be holding yours till the end 
Is not even remotely close remember I'll be there 
When your eyes refuse to see and recognize people around you 
Remember I'll be there 
When your world gets enveloped in darkness and your terrified inside
Remember I’ll be there.
Even if my body gets tired and my spirit pushed beyond its limits
Always remember I am part of your journey I’ll be there 
Isaiah 43 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
43 But now this is what Adonai says,
He who created you, Ya‘akov,
He who formed you, Isra’el:
“Don’t be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I am calling you by your name; you are mine.
2 When you pass through water, I will be with you;
When you pass through rivers, they will not overwhelm you;
When you walk through fire, you will not be scorched —
The flame will not burn you.
3 For I am Adonai, your God, 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Iron Sharpeth Iron

The illiterate 17 year old brick layer was excited
The famous preacher was coming to town
He listened to him say he was made in the image and likeness of god
Gen 1:26-28 CJB
26 Then God said, “Let us make humankind in our image, in the likeness of ourselves; and let them rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air, the animals, and over all the earth, and over every crawling creature that crawls on the earth.”
27 So God created humankind in his own image;
In the image of God he created him:
Male and female he created them.
28 God blessed them: God said to them, “Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth.”
Strange he thought, he was always told
He was mentally deficient
And coming from a broken home didn't help much
He was out of school at the age of ten
Laying bricks for a living
When he looked around at other kids
It was always with awe they were the heavenly beings
He was this low inferior mortal
That day something in him changed when he came to know he was created in the image of God almighty 
He had the wisdom of god, the creativity of god
And the character of God and God wanted man to be fruitful.
 Fruitful he will be he decided. He pulled out an old dictionary he had bought and slowly tried to learn word to word
He used to see a young girl from Pastor John’s family watering the plants every evening
He felt she looked kind enough to teach him to read
She agreed and everyday he used to go to her to learn
She laughed when he told her his dream to become a millionaire in ten years
"How will you do that you barely know how to read”, she laughed and said
"I am going to study the lives of great men who lived
I am sure many of them came from broken and poor homes like me",
"Good luck to you, please do visit me when you do”, she said laughing out loud.
The Johns moved out of the neighboured,
Poverty had struck them  ever since the Pastor died.
Elizabeth the young girl had grown up to be a beautiful young woman
She was taking care of her sick mother with her small salary.
One day a rich young man came to see them.
He went straight to her mother said
"Would you be interested to give your daughter to this humble brick layer?
"Daniel, Elizabeth screeched you made to a millionaire  ...I see"
"Thanks to you, I leant not only to read but to establish a worldwide business as well I have come to ask you to marry me!!!!
Proverbs 27:17 CJB
Just as Iron sharpens Iron
A person sharpens the character of his friend.