Friday, October 15, 2021

Jesus Heals

Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy

When Jesus came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him. A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy. Then Jesus said to him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.” 

 The Faith of the Centurion 

When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help. “Lord,” he said, “my servant lies at home paralyzed, suffering terribly.” Jesus said to him, “Shall I come and heal him?” The centurion replied, “Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed. For I myself am a man under authority, with soldiers under me. I tell this one, ‘Go,’ and he goes; and that one, ‘Come,’ and he comes. I say to my servant, ‘Do this,’ and he does it.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed and said to those following him, “Truly I tell you, I have not found anyone in Israel with such great faith. I say to you that many will come from the east and the west, and will take their places at the feast with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven. But the subjects of the kingdom will be thrown outside, into the darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” Then Jesus said to the centurion, “Go! Let it be done just as you believed it would.” And his servant was healed at that moment. Jesus Heals Many When Jesus came into Peter’s house, he saw Peter’s mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever. He touched her hand and the fever left her, and she got up and began to wait on him. When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick. This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.” 

The Cost of Following Jesus 

When Jesus saw the crowd around him, he gave orders to cross to the other side of the lake. Then a teacher of the law came to him and said, “Teacher, I will follow you wherever you go.” Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.” Another disciple said to him, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.” But Jesus told him, “Follow me, and let the dead bury their own dead.” 

Jesus Calms the Storm 

Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then he got up and rebuked the winds and the waves, and it was completely calm. The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” 

Jesus Restores Two Demon-Possessed Men 

When he arrived at the other side in the region of the Gadarenes, two demon-possessed men coming from the tombs met him. They were so violent that no one could pass that way. “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?” Some distance from them a large herd of pigs was feeding. The demons begged Jesus, “If you drive us out, send us into the herd of pigs.” He said to them, “Go!” So they came out and went into the pigs, and the whole herd rushed down the steep bank into the lake and died in the water. Those tending the pigs ran off, went into the town and reported all this, including what had happened to the demon-possessed men. Then the whole town went out to meet Jesus. And when they saw him, they pleaded with him to leave their region.

Thursday, December 08, 2011

Testimony - English

Man had discovered many things in this world, but there are many unanswered questions about death. Why Man dies? What is purpose of death? What is the purpose of death? What happens to man after death? So many people don’t know answers for these questions because they don’t think much about these things. I am also such a man who never thought about death. I had my own house, Father, Mother, Brothers & Sisters. At the age of fifteen, when my beloved father was in death bed, Doctors informed is that he will die soon. On that moment, I started thinking about death. If my father dies, where he will go? If I face death, what will happen to me? All these questions rose in my mind, I went to my classroom (I was studying 11th Standard on that time) There I saw my friend reading a book calmly. When I tried to talk to him, he asked me “My Friend if you die today, where you will go? How you will stand before the creator who created you and sent to this world?" I don’t have answers for his questions. I had faith in Heaven & Hell, but I cannot understand the truth left behind Heaven & Hell.

On those days I had done many sins in my life. It was written in my friends’ book that “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. “ (1 JOHN 1-8) because, Jesus said that when you see a girl with lust filled eyes, you have done prostitution with that girl. I have seen many bad pictures and read bad books. I too had thought that There are seven births for me and in my next birth, I will born as a dog or cat but the bible says that “Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment” (Hebrews 8-27) If it is like that, then what will happen if I am a drunkard and die as a drunkard, whether I will be born as a drunkard cat or dog in the next birth, as my character was not changed in my previous birth? So what will be the solution for this problem? It is sure that one day I will die and whoever born in this world will surely die one day. So is there any way to stop me from going to Hell. Jesus says that there is a way, “Those who believe in me will have life, even if they die” ( John 11-25) 

Let us see How this will happen, we have killed so many hens and goats in the name of Holy sacrifice in temples. This practice exists in most of the religions (except few) in the world. I myself had given hens as Holy sacrifice in temples But I had done that with out knowing the purpose of sacrifice. When I read Bible, I came to know the Truth that this bird or animal is killed or blood shedded, because of my sins. For the sins I had done, I had to suffer or die –as per Gods command but instead of that I kill the Bird or Animal in my place and give it as a sacrifice. In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9-22) But Bible says the blood of buffalos or goats don’t cleanse our sins. “It is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.” (Hebrews 11-4) because these creatures are cheaper than human. For this purpose I cannot kill a man because it will be murder. Then, what is the way or solution to escape from the punishment for the sins I had done, whether Hell is the only result for my sins? No, surely there is a way. Here only, we come to know the True Love of God towards human. If God sits in Heaven itself saying that he loves man, then we would not have got the deliverance from our sins but, God came to earth as a man, as JESUS CHRIST. History also confirms this Universal Truth. (His disciple St.Thomas who came to India and lived in Chennai is also a Great Testimony) Even though Jesus had not done any sin, Sinless Jesus was nailed in the cross for the punishment of our sins. He carried our sins in the cross and suffered, shedded blood and died. He was not a dead God but raised himself after 3 days from death and won the death. when we believe this and accept him we will get deliverance from our sins and curses. No more sacrifices are required as Jesus Christ had done everything, for the forgiveness of our sins and salvation. All we have to do is get forgiveness for our sins by requesting Jesus to wash away our sins with his Holy blood and accept Jesus in our heart as our savior. 

My dear friend, Jesus asks “Even If you have lots of treasures, power, status in the world what is the use of that if your soul goes to Hell after death?” (Mathew 16-26) Hell is not One Day or Two Days it is eternal (Thousands of Years). Where do you want to go? because Jesus says “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; life does not consist in an abundance of possessions.” (Luke 12-15) Our life in this world is very short, for this short life, we are planning a lot and worrying for Money and worldly things but what we do for our soul which is eternal. We have only one life to live and not seven births. We cannot go to Heaven with our sins as it is a Holy place. we can go to Heaven only if we repent for our sins and get forgiveness from Lord Jesus. When you believe and follow Jesus You will get a Good Life with Heavenly Peace. If you believe in Jesus Christ, he will deliver you from all your sins. Jesus Christ only has power to deliver you from all your sins and sinful characters.

Jesus Says “ Very truly I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” (John 8-36) 

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son (Jesus Christ), that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3-16)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Parable of the Two Sons

The Parable of the Two Sons

“What do you think? There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, ‘Son, go and work today in the vineyard.’

“‘I will not,’ he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

“Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, ‘I will, sir,’ but he did not go.

“Which of the two did what his father wanted?”

“The first,” they answered.

Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you. For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.



“Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them ready, even if he comes in the middle of the night or toward daybreak. But understand this: If the owner of the house had known at what hour the thief was coming, he would not have let his house be broken into. You also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

Peter asked, “Lord, are you telling this parable to us, or to everyone?”

The Lord answered, “Who then is the faithful and wise manager, whom the master puts in charge of his servants to give them their food allowance at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whom the master finds doing so when he returns. Truly I tell you, he will put him in charge of all his possessions. But suppose the servant says to himself, ‘My master is taking a long time in coming,’ and he then begins to beat the other servants, both men and women, and to eat and drink and get drunk. The master of that servant will come on a day when he does not expect him and at an hour he is not aware of. He will cut him to pieces and assign him a place with the unbelievers.

“The servant who knows the master’s will and does not get ready or does not do what the master wants will be beaten with many blows. But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.

The Narrow Door

The Narrow Door

Then Jesus went through the towns and villages, teaching as he made his way to Jerusalem. Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”

He said to them, “Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to. Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’

“But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’

“Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’

“But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’

“There will be weeping there, and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God, but you yourselves thrown out. People will come from east and west and north and south, and will take their places at the feast in the kingdom of God. Indeed there are those who are last who will be first, and first who will be last.”

Unless You Repent

Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, “Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish. Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem? I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

Then he told this parable: “A man had a fig tree growing in his vineyard, and he went to look for fruit on it but did not find any. So he said to the man who took care of the vineyard, ‘For three years now I’ve been coming to look for fruit on this fig tree and haven’t found any. Cut it down! Why should it use up the soil?’

“‘Sir,’ the man replied, ‘leave it alone for one more year, and I’ll dig around it and fertilize it. If it bears fruit next year, fine! If not, then cut it down.’”

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

Jesus Curses a Fig Tree

Early in the morning, as he was on his way back to the city, he was hungry. 19 Seeing a fig tree by the road, he went up to it but found nothing on it except leaves. Then he said to it, “May you never bear fruit again!” Immediately the tree withered.

When the disciples saw this, they were amazed. “How did the fig tree wither so quickly?” they asked.

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”