Sunday, March 29, 2020

As A Christian What Should Be My Response To Nostradamus Prophecy?










Can We Believe Nostradamus Prophecy Or Should Reject It As A Sham? Did Nostradamus Predict the Corona Virus Coming From China And Affecting Italy?


Question: Somebody shared in our Christian group the picture of Nostradamus by interpreting the following writing of his to mean the exact foretelling of what has happened to Italy through Conrona Virus now in the present time, they wrote the following in the Pic they shared, "Nostradamus wrote the following in the year 1551 this! There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (Corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (Virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men in to dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of world economy as you know it." What is your take on the veracity of it? Can we believe Nostradamus prophecy or should reject it as a sham? As a Christian what should be my response to Nostradamus Prophecy?

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

First of all before understanding whether to believe or reject the prophecy of Nostradamus we must know what belief he had in his life and how he had lived his life on earth. That is what Jesus meant when He said,
"15 “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit. 18 A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Therefore by their fruits you will know them." (Matt 7:15-20). In other words, a false prophet will not look like false prophet until you really scrutinize about what He believed regarding Jesus Christ and the Word of God in his own life, with which we can know whether he is a false prophet or a true prophet of God sent by him (1 Cor 12:3; 2 John 7). A false prophet cannot be know unless you see his personal character outside of the anointing that he carries which he uses for himself and the world without a least bit of repentance for all the evil and misdeeds (3 John 9-11; 1 John 2:19; 2 Peter 2:12-17).

The devil has a plan for this world, and God has purpose through which He reveals his plan to us all. The Devil along with his cruel subordinates come to us for nothing, except to steal, kill and destroy things that God has given to us
(John 10:10). You cannot change Satan or his minions forever because they have taken by their own choice of rebellion to act against God as the role of a adversary against humans whom He loves (Eccl 1:15), the one who contends against the children of God and against the whole humanity as a whole in which as a sadist he constantly tries to mislead them away from God and to keep them in dark lies to accompany him in hell fire along with his demonic cohorts (1 John 5:19; 2 Cor 4:4), the place which has been prepared for him and his one third of rebellious angels (Matt 25:41, 46; Rev 12:3-4).

Satan from the beginning has been trying to usurp the authroity of God and His Word through lying to people about God's seriousness in judging sin and disobedience, and instead wants to feed them with the lies of his own to misguide them from the beginning of time from the Garden of Eden itself
(Gen 3:1-5).

Adam our forefather sinned against God in disobedience by breaking his one and only law in the Garden of Eden
(Gen 2:16-17), and from that time onwards all humans have been under the sway and deception of Satan through him working within us through our sin nature to make us stay away from the truth and light of God (Rom 5:12). To do his work of lies and to keep the fallen humans in bondage to his lies, through using God's power to do evil work against people of his dark kingdom through tempting them to sin makes him keep himself as a dominant power on earth, for this to happen constantly he makes himself to be as a angel of light and also he sends his servants disguised as the angel of light in order to deceive the world to stay in darkness and also pull away if possible the saved person from devotion and service to God, so that the plans of God might be prevented from being fulfilled (1 Peter 2:11-12; 4:1-5; 5:5-9).

The devils will is whatever is opposite to the revealed will of God in His word
(John 8:44; 2 Cor 11:3). The devil's will includes the constant work of sinning against God without any restraint to anger him and make him destroy the humans who were created in his image and likeness because of his love for them (Gen 1:26-27; Jam 3:9, 12; 1 John 3:8).

Every human who does not keep His Word because of unsaved heart condition and walks in disobedience is a bad tree, and every humans who keeps the Word of God because of the saved condition of his heart and obeys to keep it is a good tree. The character and works that follow a believing human will be good works of righteousness. The character and works that follow a unbelieving human will be bad works of sin and all unrighteousness. When a human remains unsaved, he does fulfill the plans of his master some times knowingly and at other times unknowingly. When a human gets saved, he does strive to fulfill the will of God, even though sometimes knowingly and at other times unknowingly because of self confidence miss the will of God many times by lack of faith and fear.

So who was Nostradamus, when did he live and where was he born and what was his belief?

Nostradamus was Born on December 1503 at the place Saint-Remy-de-Provence, France and died on July 1566 at Salon, France. He was a French astrologer, physician, and author. Nostradamus was a physician (doctor) and astrologer (someone who believes that the future can be learned by studying the stars and planets). Today Nostradamus is remembered chiefly for the predictions he made of future events.


The Encyclopedia of World Biography says,

"Early years



Michel de Notredame, commonly called Nostradamus, was born in December 1503 in the south of France. His family was of Jewish heritage but had converted to Catholicism during a period of religious intolerance (unwillingness to give freedom to people who have different beliefs) and prejudice (hostility aimed at a person or group of people based on their beliefs, looks, or habits). Both of his grandfathers were scholars and instructed Nostradamus themselves when he was young. One grandfather was a physician. The other taught him classical languages.

At the age of fourteen Nostradamus left his family to study in Avignon, France, a major ecclesiastical (church related) and academic center. In class he often voiced dissension (disagreement) with the teachings of the Catholic priests. Nostradamus later attended the University of Montpellier, where he studied both medicine and astrology. It was common to study both at that time. He graduated in 1522 and began calling himself Nostradamus, a Latin version of his name. This was a common practice of university graduates.

The first several years of Nostradamus's career as a doctor were spent traveling in France. Many towns and villages were being destroyed by the bubonic plague (a widespread destructive disease). It was called "Le Charbon" ("coal" or "carbon") because of the black sores it left on its victim's body. The epidemic (a disease that affects a large number of people or regions) had no cure. Doctors commonly "bled" (letting blood out) their patients, thinking it would take the disease with it. They knew nothing of how to prevent further infection or how unclean conditions helped spread the disease.

Nostradamus prescribed fresh air and water for the afflicted. He also recommended a low-fat diet and clean bedding. He often administered an herbal remedy made from rosehips, later discovered to be rich in vitamin C. Entire towns recovered under his care. Nostradamus's herbal remedies were common to the era. His beliefs about infection control, however, were contrary to the practices of his time. Such beliefs could have resulted in charges of heresy (opinions that are against church teachings) and a sentence of death.



Personal tragedies


Word of Nostradamus's healing powers made him a celebrated figure. He wrote a book listing the doctors and pharmacists he had met in southern Europe, translated anatomical texts, developed recipes for gourmet foods, and received his doctorate in 1529 from the University of Montpellier. He also taught at the university for three years, but left when his radical ideas about disease were criticized.

Nostradamus married and settled in the town of Agen, France, with his wife. They had two children. Unfortunately, Le Charbon came again. While Nostradamus was trying to heal others, his wife and two young children died of the plague. Citizens looked upon him with scorn because he could not save his own family. His in-laws sued for the return of his wife's dowry (the goods she brought to her husband when they were married). His patron (sponsor) also broke ties with him.



Visions



For the next several years Nostradamus traveled through southern Europe. By 1544 heavy rains were again helping to spread the plague to southern France. With his medicinal practices, Nostradamus managed to halt the spread of disease in one town. He was again celebrated for his skills.

Nostradamus moved to the town of Salon, France, set up a medical practice, remarried, and began a new family. Outwardly, Nostradamus was a devoted practicing Catholic. However, at night he spent the hours in his study meditating in front of a brass bowl filled with water and herbs. Meditation would bring on a trance. In such trances visions would come to him.

Nostradamus began writing about his visions when he wrote the first of his almanacs. It contained predictions of things to come in the next year. The almanacs appeared each year from 1550 to 1565. They were very popular with the public. The Almanacs spoke of astrological phases of the coming year and contained quatrains, or rhymed four-line verse, offering hints of upcoming events. The published works served to spread his fame across France to an even greater degree.

Nostradamus's visions had become such an important part of his studies that he decided to gather them into one massive work for future generations. He called this book Centuries. He planned that there would be ten volumes, each containing one hundred predictions in quatrain form. In it, the next two thousand years of humanity would be forecast—through the year 3797.



Prophecies brought fame and fortune


Nostradamus began working on Centuries in 1554. The first seven volumes were published the following year. He completed the other volumes soon after, but would not allow them to be published until after his death. The reception of the initial works made Nostradamus a celebrated figure.

Nostradamus's writings attracted the interest of France's royal family. He was invited to the Paris court of Henry II (1519–1559) and his wife, Catherine de' Medici (1519–1589). The Medicis were known for their Europe-wide political ambitions. The queen hoped that Nostradamus could give her guidance regarding her seven children. Nostradamus arrived in Paris in August of 1556.

Nostradamus explained that one of his quatrains referred to the king. It read: "The young lion will overcome the older one/On the field of combat in single battle/He will pierce his eyes through a golden cage/Two wounds made one, then he dies a cruel death." Nostradamus cautioned King Henry against attending any ceremonial jousting during his forty-first year, which the regent's own astrologer had also asserted.

The physician spent the next few years in the luxury of the royal court. He heard that Catholic authorities were again becoming suspicious of his soothsaying (making prophecies) and were about to investigate him. He returned to his hometown of Salon and his wife and children.

On June 28, 1559, when he was forty-one years old, Henry II was injured in a jousting tournament celebrating two marriages in his family. With thousands watching, his opponent's lance "pierced the King's golden visor, entered his head behind the eye, both blinding him and penetrating deep into his brain. He held onto life for ten agonizing days," wrote John Hogue in Nostradamus and the Millennium.



Later years



Already a celebrated individual in France, Nostradamus now became a figure inspiring both awe and fright among the populace. His other prophecies regarding France's royal line were consulted, and most seemed to predict only death and tragedy. Henry's surviving widow, now Queen Regent Catherine de' Medici, visited him in Salon during her royal tour of 1564. He again told her (as he had when he drew up their astrology charts) that all four of her sons would become kings. All did, but all died young.

Nostradamus died in Salon, France, in 1566. Many translations of his Centuries and treatises on their significance appeared in the generations following his death. They remain popular to the present day. Some critics point out that the verses are vague and can be read in many ways. Other interpreters claim Nostradamus predicted Adolf Hitler's (1889–1945) rise to power, the explosion of the U.S. space shuttle Challenger in 1986, and many other events."

So we know from the life of Nostradamas certain important things that we could take notice so that we can in a crystal clear way, know whether to believe such prophecies or reject it completely.

First of all Nostradamas was not a born again, sin repented and Jesus believing follower of His Word. So he was a unbeliever. He was a physician
(doctor) and astrologer (someone who believes that the future can be learned by studying the stars and planets), which clearly shows that even though he was a help to save the life of many people from the plagues of his times as a physician with wisdom for the sick to recover from death, the truth of it which Jesus Himself accepted (Mark 2:17), yet he did not come to the spiritual doctor Jesus to find the one and only solution and relief for the spiritual disease of sin which when healed can only give every humans a new eternal and abundant life which they can enjoy and be a blessing to others (John 3:16; 10:10). Was he a good physician of his times? Ofcourse that is why he has healed so many people in many villages through cleanliness and social isolation and herbal cure that they welcomed him and accepted him as one among their own. Truly he has done a very good social service and has been a good physician.

But after this, he was a astrologer, which means he was someone who believed that the future can be learned by studying the stars and planets as stated above. What does God say about astrologers in His Word? What does the Bible say about those who consult with astrologers and use astrology as guidance for their lives? It's in the Bible,
Isaiah 47:13-15 NIV. "All the counsel you have received has only worn you out. Let your astrologers come forward, those stargazers who make predictions month by month, let them save you from what is coming upon you. Surely they are like stubble; the fire will burn them up. They cannot even save themselves from the flame… Each of them goes on in his error; there is not one that can save you."

In the above verse we see that God challenges all the counsel of astrologers, stargazers and predictors of the future of people and mankind, saying can their prediction save them in the day of their death and destruction that comes on earth? Infact, as the end of end times are approaching fast upon our generation, there are a umpteen number of false prophets who are ever increasing even with signs and wonders in our generation like never before to deceive humankind just as Jesus in the Scripture predicted about it. All the counsel of astrologers, stargazers and predictors of the future of people and mankind will wear those people who believe them all out according to God, because it will not come exactly true as they had predicted. The times we live is a very dangerous time for all the astrologers and their friends and followers because God in His anger has promised in His word that "The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered..." (Isa 24:3). He has further told all humankind that the "Great and Dreadful day of the Lord is coming." (Mal 4:1-6). It has almost come in our generations as we see the destruction that are apocalyptic happening in all the world. Many people will stand in long line waiting for comfort from the fear and destruction of the earth through wine, but when they see the reality of the apocalypse their joy will be darkened, the mirth of the land will be gone (Isa 24:11), and therefore will find none and nothing to comfort them on earth except to look upon God and humbly cry for mercies to be shown to them so that they might be saved. Those who continue to live in sin without repentance, their bodies will lay dead on the street and stench shall rise from their corpses with no one to bury them (Isa 34:3). So the complete earth will be laid waste. In these end of end times, can the astrologers, stargazers and predictors of the future of people and mankind save you? By no means as the fury of God will be revealed through all the unexpected happening that will lay the earth bare all over the planet. Each human will come to realize that none can save in these end of end times except the Savior of the world Jesus Christ! Those who continue in their error of rebellion, they cannot save themselves from the flame of hell fire and also the unexpected death that will come upon them through God's judgment upon humankind for sin. Just like garbage that is burned up and stubble is cleared after the harvest through fire that burns it completely, so will be the life of those who trust not the Bible the Word of God, and instead believe in the false prophets predictions like Nostradamus who has never been saved in his life.

Catholics have been the religious mystery Babylon which has deceived the saints, through money, false doctrine, idolatry, name, fame and all kinds of religious rituals, which usually makes people to come to it to receive it all, without genuine salvation which can only save them and make them live for the Glory of God and help them enter heaven to be with God after they leave this earth. From what we know, Nostradamus and his family have converted from Judaism to Catholicism to stay protected and enrich their lives from religious intolerance and prejudice which was working against them. Catholicism has always thrust itself and its belief upon people by force and have kept them under their tyranny through fear and their constant manipulation and nexus with political rulers and politicians.

When Nostradamus have heard the Gospel, it was a calling and a lifeline given by God to save himself from sin and deception and darkness through the mercy and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. But when he had neglected his calling upon his life, the devil had plans to use him as the angel of light and become a father of lies just like him in his kingdom for his own glory (John 8:44). Nostradamus could have become like a lighthouse to many just like the physician Luke in the Bible who wrote both the Gospel of Luke and the Book of Acts of the Apostle to be a blessing to the whole world (Acts 1:1-3), instead he chose to fulfill the plans of the devil which gave him name, fame and fortune in this world. Thus if we see the tragedies that happened in his life, it was a clarion call of God to him to turn and trust the Savior Jesus and leave the deception and darkness which has ruled his life the most at that point of time. But once he denied the Holy Spirit in to his life and have chosen to disregard his call to get saved, deception took control in the form of visions and medications to mislead himself and the people who followed him away from the wisdom of God which is hidden in the Bible the Word of God. Still today if someone begins to trust the prophecies of Nostradamus, they get misled away from the Word of God, that is why we should stay away from such deception that is rearing its head again in these end of end times.

Prophecies that bring fame and fortune are always without doubt are false prophecies and it will only be given by false prophets, while the true prophets even when they predict the future, it will happen and it will make people to repent and return to God their Savior (Isa 45:22).

The source of any prophecy can be self (Jer 23:16), demonic (Jer 23:13) or the lies of their own mouth (Jer 14:14). Thus as a learned man and a phycisian, Nostradamus prophecy was in all three category. Especially the demonic visions took over his life, and thus the spirit of fortune telling (i.e. divination) has taken over his life (Acts 16:16). As far as this dark spirit is concerned, any lies that it tells, when people believe it, they will become controlled by fear and exactly the demonic spirits under Satan will fulfill the exact evil that which has been foretold by it (John 10:10). Though it might seem to people that the things that has been told by false prophets like Nostradamus have happened just like it has been said, this spirit of divination which works by fear has the potential to deceive even the elect and take them away from the truth of the Word of God and the pure devotion to the Lord, if they are not watchful and prayerful in their lives by acting and working as a angel of light and ministers of righteousness (Matt 24:4, 24, 26, 44; Luke 21:36; 2 Cor 11:13-14, 15).

Most of the times, the foretold divined lies of the devil will be fulfilled along with destruction or death or something stolen which was given by the Lord or killing of someone or something that had life of God in it. The above fulfillment of the divination that Nostradamus has told have all of the above ingredients in it and therefore Satan has operated through his "fear", and it is all an "abomination to the Lord God Almighty" (Deut 18:9-12) and therefore because of it they who believe such divination will be judged by the Lord's anger which will drive them out of the Land of the living in his appointed time. Satan operates through fear, God operates through faith. We should never let Satan in our lives and this is a abomination to the Lord and it will make the people of God unclean and will drive out the holy Presence of God to prevent Him from operating in their lives for the Glory of God (Lev 19:31). It is absolute evil in the sight of the Lord and God's anger will burn against those involved in it (2 Kings 21:6).

We know that the verses of Nostradamus are vague and can be read in many ways according to whatever we read in to the written manuscript and poems like phrases that has been written by him. Also as I have already pointed out that it is Satan's plan and Script that he had written for the humankind to steal, kill and destroy (John 10:10), surely the evil plans of Hitler's genocide, (1889–1945) rise to power, the explosion of the U.S. space shuttle Challenger in 1986, and many other events including the 911, Corona virus may be revealed through it symbolically to deceive humankind as he is a false prophet. But always these things can be understood after such things take place and not before it (Isa 8:19), unlike the Scriptures of the Bible which can be understood before a event takes place and therefore make people repent to avoid and turn away from evil towards the Lord to live a righteous God fearing life which is pleasing to the Lord (Matt 24:32-44; Isa 48:3, 5, 6-7; 44:6-8). And always those who believe the Bible and follow the Sciprtural prophecy are favored by God to live life abundantly and eternally without death with God on earth now and in the hereafter in the times to come (John 10:10; 3:16; Rom 16;26; 2 Peter 1:19-21; 2 Tim 3:16-17). Praise the Lord!


Did Nostradamus Predict the Corona Virus Coming From China And Affecting Italy?

The following is what has been told as the Corono Virus prophecy from Nostradamus enthusiasts, "There will be a twin year (2020) from which will arise a queen (corona) who will come from the east (China) and who will spread a plague (virus) in the darkness of night, on a country with 7 hills (Italy) and will transform the twilight of men into dust (death), to destroy and ruin the world. It will be the end of the world economy as you know it."

The above first of all has been a modern hoax created by people, as they have read in to the writings of Nostradamus with whatever they wanted it to say which for sure, as it seems to be very near to the present situation. We can make a particular phrase to say whatever we want it to say with slight adjustment of words and phrases.

Above all such writings must have been brought out before the event has happened or started as with a banner of COVID-19, to really have some real meaning to people. Even if an astrologer has predicted an event and it comes to pass, it is the Lord our God who might be testing the believers whether we will stand on the truth, or we will believe a lie which will lead us to be drawn away from God through deception and stay away from Him to cause His displeasure (Deut 13:1-11; 2 Thess 2:9-12).

Some people took seriously Sylvia Brown the Psychic's Book titled 'End of Days' which has been New York's Bestseller in the days gone by, which was written as predictions and prophecies for the end of the world, as something which has foretold the coming of Corona virus, but it was a demonic writing of divination as she was a psychic and not a woman of God. These are the end of end times and latter days before the coming of the Lord Jesus, so a divined work can be a plan of Satan which could have been foretold, but in reality it takes us away from the Word of God and away from God Himself and therefore this becomes a test to the people of God and also to unbelievers, whom they will believe, either Satanic works or the works of God from the one and only Word of God revealed through the Bible. Evil people can take such works of Psychic's and novel writers as their guide to world power and have the chance to let loose whatever has been predicted as the real deal and take people's mind away from the evil work that has been let loose upon them as a whole.

They themselves may even promote such work after letting loose the chaos in the world to distract people from what has happened to them and the world around them. They do these things, with a hidden motive of taking in to their hands the power, money and control over the lives of people by force and fear, then blame it on scape goat of a dead psychic's words of yesteryears which releases them out of the accountability to the world around them and instead point to the event as a bad time which is out of their own control or that which they are not responsible for. China has the ability to promote such lies easily to cover their own evil work of letting loose the CCP (Chinese Communist Party's) Virus which has been made intentionally and let loose by them in to the world to take dominance and control over it and destroy the other nations like United States Of America and European Union's name and fame.

So what is the bottom line, we cannot and should not take any news from the world to believe it to have been foretold in any other book except the Bible which prophesies our past, tells about what is happening in the present, and also what will happen to us and the world around us in the future. This is the only good thing that can keep us away from the end of end times deception, this is the last few minutes before the end of the world will take place. until the end takes place we ought to have a repentant attitude to turn away from sin towards God, and obey His word revealed in the Bible to completely keep ourselves from deception of our times and be watchful enough to be a part of the Rapture of the Church which will take place very soon before the Tribulation of the end will take place in all the world.

I see a lot of Christians and fellow social media friends unknowingly sharing the above unbelievers so called prophecy and materials, and sad to know that some even call these and believe these deceptive people to be great prophets of God, instead of understanding and rejecting them and their prophecies as false completely. This is the kind of ignorance that is there inspite of the google and the information that is available to find which is what and seperate the true from the false. I believe that as we are in a critical time before the GREAT TRIBULATION will come upon the whole earth (Rev 3:10), we are not supposed to be deceived as Jesus has empowered us through the Word of God, but as a resposible believer we ought to daily open up the Bible and meditate upon the word of God and pray to the Lord to give us understanding regarding the times we live (1 Chron 12:32), so that we can live to overcome the world and be RAPTURED for the GLORY OF GOD! Hallelujah!

Maranatha! Our Lord Jesus come!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Is It Right For Us To Seek Prophecy Regarding Our Situation In Our New Testament Times?











Can You Please Prophecy And Release God's Word Regarding Promotion?


Question: Dear Bro Request your prayers. I attended interview for post of DGM. Can you pls prophesy and release God's word regarding promotion or a miracle for the glory of God. Thanks.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name!

Praise the Lord! So glad to hear from you. I can continue to pray for you, that you might be in the will of God and not go away from it. And I can give you guidance from the Bible.

When I was young I used to prophecy whoever will ask or release it through prayer which were right many times but also wrong some times which really taught me much lessons, so I have learned through experience never try to foretell or drive anyone, when God the Holy Spirit has been given personally to every child of God which includes you to guide you in to all truth
(John 16:13). The Lord our Father in heaven loves you and your family dearly because you have believed in our LORD JESUS CHRIST personally (Eph 1:6; 5:1).

Therefore HIS FAVOR and HIS EYES are already upon you all
(Psa 32:8). Just hear what the Lord says in your heart and keep moving in that direction, all will be well as the Lord our Immanuel is with you (Matt 1:23).

As I am a son of a LEF Church PASTOR which is a pure evangelical Church and movement, we never have believed direct prophecy or tongues in our past gone years, but have only sought guidance from the Men and Women of God, and have trained ourselves to run to God for each and everything expecting Him to speak back and guide, even for those things that seemed insignificant normally in our day to day life. It made me to stick on to this practice later now which I find has not been in the Pentecostal arena which becomes the reason why many come to the shallow state where they have only some or almost nil daily fellowship with God through the Word of God and Prayer. In fact God loves to see that we run to Him like a child for each and everything so that we might become mature sons of God at some point of time to have our trust in the Lord by hearing His voice directly and not just run to men and women of God to hear prophecy which has the potential to lower our spiritual growth to make us remain as spiritual infants.

That doesn't mean that we should despise prophecy when it automatically comes to us without us asking for it 
(1 Thess 5:19-20), because from my own experience God has greatly strengthened me and guided me through prophecy from great MEN OF GOD and WOMEN OF GOD when I least expected it. God is able to give us prophecies when it is needed, as it is only a secondary vehicle, but the primary vehicle in our New Testament times which God has appointed for us is to be guided in the perfect will of God by hearing His voice through the Holy Spirit and walk in obedience to it personally and individually.

So the way I approach prophecy is when God gives it, I rejoice and test it to find whether it fits in to the exact will of God and the conviction that I have within me
(1 Cor 14:29; Rev 2:2; Rom 12:2; 1 John 2:27). If I have no conviction regarding any prophecy from within, not only it is not wrong to reject those words but also it is absolutely necessary to keep ourselves from being deceived (Acts 21:4, 5-6, 9-14, 26-33; 23:11; 26:15-18; 9:15-16). When a prophecy fits in to the will of God which has been revealed in the Word of God and at the same time we have the conviction of the Holy Spirit from within, it is absolutely right to accept it and also expect it to happen soon (1 Tim 1:18; 4:14; Acts 27:23-25).

So will be praying for you to get the right Job and be in the right place to fulfill the perfect will of God for you and your family.

The following is the prophetic word I give you regarding your situation,
"What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways." (Job 22:28, NIV). May the Holy Spirit reveal to you and give you light through the above Scripture and through your fellowship with Him to guide you in HIS PERFECT WILL FOR YOUR SITUATION.


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Can You Explain The Following Scripture Verses?









What Is The Meaning For The Verses In 1 John 5:16-17?

Question: Good morning, Brother! I would like to get the meaning for the verses: 1 John 5:16,17.

Answer: Greetings in Jesus wonderful name.

Here we go...

"16 If you see a Christian brother or sister sinning in a way that does not lead to death, you should pray, and God will give that person life. But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it. 17 All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death." (1 John 5:16-18, NLT)
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This is a clearest proof that when God saves a person, He saves them for eternity. Today there are a lot of denomination that confuses the disciples of Jesus Christ saying, if you sin, you will lose your salvation. They say this without thinking that God cannot be taken by surprise, and that when a believer sins after salvation, he does it not willingly but because of walking in the sin nature which He needs to train himself to overcome by depending on God over a period of time.

Salvation is an event when it comes to a human being as a gift from God when they believe Jesus the Christ as the Son of God and repents of his sins
(Eph 2:8; John 3:16). But once salvation is received, that person becomes a believer, the same salvation will have the effect and expectation from God to live a overcoming life for the Glory of God, which was actually prepared by God for the believers to walk in it, which is a process called sanctification that takes a lifetime on earth to get perfected (Eph 2:10; 1 Cor 13:10; 1 John 3:2).

According to Jesus when a person is saved, He becomes saved for life and that no one has the power to revoke it or make the believer against get lost of it, this includes the believer himself who did not earn salvation but only received salvation as a gift from God
(John 10:27-30). So there is a need for the Pastors and leaders and the Para-Church ministries of the Church to make a differentiation between the one who is saved and one who is not saved.

As a leader of the Church when they see a Christian brother or sister sinning by giving in to the sin nature which does not lead to eternal death, they must pray to God for them to get strengthened by the grace of God to overcome sins that pull them down and keep them from growing spiritually
(Eph 3:14-21). God has promised that when they pray with burden for the believing sheep like that (Matt 7:7-8), God will restore and give that person the abundant life again just as He has promised in His Word (John 10:10; Jam 5:15).

When apostle John says,
"But there is a sin that leads to death, and I am not saying you should pray for those who commit it" of which the Scripture points out and explains clearly that the one and only sin that leads to death is the sin of unbelief which was clearly told by Jesus Himself as that which cannot be forgiven now and also forever in the time to come because it is indeed a chief insult to the Holy Spirit himself who lovingly convicts a sinner of his sins to repent and get saved (Matt 12:31-32; 1 Thess 1:5; 1 Cor 2:4; Gen 6:3; Heb 3:12). When someone is convicted by the Holy Spirit of God, they will be cut to the heart, but they can positively accept the gospel to get saved or negatively reject it and speak blasphemy against the Spirit which will keep them blind in their unsaved state, and therefore cannot have another chance to get saved by the grace and mercies of God unless and until they repent of it before they die and have done the former things out of ignorance (Acts 2:37; 7:51-54; 1 Tim 1:13). The conviction of the Holy Spirit should never be taken lightly by any human, because when He draws near to them, it is the time of salvation to get saved for eternity or else lose the chance forever to get saved.     

When we see people reject the Gospel to keep on sinning willfully and not in ignorance, apostle John says this as
"a sin that leads to death". As these people are rebels and enemies of God who have rejected Him and the Holy Spirit's conviction and advances in to their heart and life (Rev 3:20), he further adds saying that we need not pray for these rebels who remain unsaved because they cannot become saved as they remain willfully rejecting the Gospel sent to them by the Lord Jesus through the leaders and disciples of Him like us who are part of the Church of Jesus Christ.

John the apostle further says that,
"All wicked actions are sin, but not every sin leads to death" through which he explains that he has written the above matter to the believers who have got saved and who believe themselves to be sinners who know all sin is a sin, and therefore no sin can be categorized by them as acceptable to God and therefore the need for them to confess the daily sins as soon as possible and get back in to fellowship with God. At the same time he again continues saying "not every sin leads to death" in order to make the believers understand that once they get saved, they are saved by God forever from all sins and therefore they can remain free from the condemnation that comes through their daily sins by confessing it to the Lord (Heb 5:9; Rom 6:14; 8:1-2; 1 John 1:7, 9). Sin leads to condemnation from the evil one and break of fellowship with God, continuing in sin without confessing it with God brings only self-condemnation which leads to further death of fellowship with God and even physical death many times (Matt 27:3-5; Gen 3:10; Rev 12:10-11, 12; Zech 3:1-5).

Thanks be to God who gives us who are His children the victory over sin, sickness and death through Jesus Christ our Lord
(1 Cor 15:57). We must be thankful and joyful and rejoice always for the freedom in Christ Jesus that we have received for the Glory of God through eternal salvation which He has given to us to enjoy fellowship with God the Father and our Lord Jesus the Christ once and for all time and even for eternity ahead (Php 4:4; 1 Thess 5:16-18; Heb 5:9; 1 John 1:2, 3-4). Hallelujah!


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Monday, March 16, 2020

Does The Bible Speak Medically To Our Generation Too?









Does The Bible Gives Any Hint Of How To Keep Ourselves From Corona Virus?

Question: Today when the world sees the Corona virus Pandemic, we have come to the conclusion that we need to keep our hands sanitised, wear a mosque and keep ourselves from touching a infected person, keep ourselves from touching our own face near our mouth, nose, eyes and ears which are all interconnected through which viruses and bacterias can easily enter to infect us. My question is, does the Bible give any hint regarding these things to learn to keep ourselves from these pandemic?

Answer: Greetings to you in Jesus wonderful name!

Bible is the most up to date Book that is living and has a Divine life of its own to breathe upon us by the Spirit of God who brings it alive to us
(Psa 80:18).

God had delivered His people Israel from the nation of Egypt nearly 3500 years ago, and lead nearly 2 million people through the desert and made them settle in the promised land of Canaan which is today called as the nation of Israel in the middle east.

He taught them spiritual cleanliness as well as physical cleanliness to keep their lives healthy and strong for the Glory of God.

The Bible has laws of quarantine long before the medical science discovered the importance of quarantine of persons with infectious diseases.

In fact the Bible was the first to instigate such a practice.

During the devastating Black Death of the 14th century, patients who were sick or dead were kept in the same rooms as the rest of the family. People often wondered why the disease was affecting so many people at one time. They attributed the epidemics to “bad air” or “evil spirits,” in fact if they had turned to the Bible medically for advice, they would have saved millions of lives who had died during that time. The laws of quarantine did not come until the 17th century.

In 1490 B.C itself, the Scriptures tell the children of Israel what to do if a man has leprosy:
“All the days wherein the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be.” (Leviticus 13: 46).

The law of washing and the first model of sanitary legislation, in which it is not just the washing of hands but taking bath for the whole body has been encouraged when there is a chance of any healthy person who by chance comes in to contact with a diseased or unclean person through touch or any other means.


The Bible says to those people who have come in to contact with the virus or bacterially infected person who has a discharge or who had it but now have got it stopped, "5 So if you touch the man's bed, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 6 If you sit where the man with the discharge has sat, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 7 If you touch the man with the discharge, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 8 If the man spits on you, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 9 Any saddle blanket on which the man rides will be ceremonially unclean. 10 If you touch anything that was under the man, you will be unclean until evening. You must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 11 If the man touches you without first rinsing his hands, you must wash your clothes and bathe yourself in water, and you will remain unclean until evening. 12 Any clay pot the man touches must be broken, and any wooden utensil he touches must be rinsed with water." (Lev 15:5-12, NLT).

The very touch upon the diseased or the touch of the diseased and their contact with surfaces will cause an infectious virus to spread as in the case of Corona virus too. Returning back to the Bible will also sharpen our medical senses to stay safe without disease and be healthy in our lives for the Glory of God. Because God Himself reveals and wishes us through His Word saying,
“Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as they soul prospereth.” (3 John 2). Jesus Christ our Lord has come to give us all personally the abundant life of eternal satisfaction through faith and obedience to his word by our belief (John 10:10).

In other words, God does not stop short at instructing mankind how he can be prosperous and be in health. He cares for our entire well-being, to live life at its fullest and wholesomeness.

In the above Scripture
Leviticus 15:11, we see the Bible emphasize the "rinsing" of one's hand to contain the spread of the virus. The Medical experts say regarding Corona that when attached to a metal surface, the corona virus can live for 12 hours. Washing hands with soap and water is enough. When attached to a cloth, the corona virus can live for 9 hours, so washing clothes or drying it in the sun for 2 hours is enough to kill it. When attached to the hand, the corona virus can live for 10 minutes, so that it provides an alcohol-based sterilizer enough to be on guard.

The Bible tells those who were infected to wash their clothes and dry it until evening, so that the virus if surviving may die in the sun shine heat. When in the air at temperatures 26-27 ° C, the corona virus will die so it does not live in hot areas, in addition experts say that drinking hot water and basking in the sun is enough as a precaution.

So the medical updates must get up to Biblical truth, but it can never go beyond it.

So what does the Bible say about wearing a mask or covering over one's face?

The Bible says,
"And the leper in whom the plague [is], his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean." (Lev 13:45).


In the above Scripture we see the contagious and transmittable disease infected person is told to put a covering over his upper lip and shall cry unclean to keep the other healthy people from getting near to him, which shows how Bible clearly had described the scenario of the infectious, contagious and transmittable disease from spreading further to others. To warn others from getting near to the infected person is that infected person's responsibility, there like a siren, he is expected to shout 'Unclean, unclean...", so that healthy person can stay far away from them and therefore keep themselves from getting infected and also keep many others in their own nation safe in order that the virus be kept at bay.

The same applies to the healthy person to stay away from getting infected by chance through air or touch upon one's face with their own hands if it has become unclean, to avoid such a scenario he has to wear a mask and stay safe. As for Corona virus it sticks to objects, so that transmission is not through the air and therefore does not float in the air as the diameter of the virus is 400-500 micro which is very large medically, any type of mask can prevent entry into our bodies and does not need to use expensive masks.

Why we were comparing the present Corona virus pandemic's scientific treatments to the Bible is to make us realize the need for all humans of all generation to turn to the Bible and find true guidance to experience life and stay healthy now in this life and also for the life to come after our death on earth.

The Bible in short is a love letter from God to all humans to come to Him in repentance and humbly find eternal life which He is ready to give to all those who come to Him.

In fact Jesus said,
"Everyone who lives in me and believes in me will never ever die. Do you believe this...?" (John 11:26, NLT). In true reality of the depth of the meaning, to die is to get separated from God and his goodness we have experienced on earth after our death, so when Jesus says, he who believes in me will never ever die, it means he is saying that the favor of God over our lives will continue to be over our lives on earth, and even after we die physically we will continue to be under the care of God and soon rise up in our new glorious resurrected metaphysical body to live forever under the favor of God in his presence in the new heaven and new earth.

Are you ready? You are asking me for what, to believe in all the promises of God given in the Bible for us to continue to live for now and forever under the favor and safety of God's hand. Amen!

Hallelujah!

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