Archive for March, 2022

Today’s Tweets

March 22, 2022

Humility has to come from our deepest being, from our true identity, as someone who has greatly offended God and doesn’t deserve to live, yet has obtained grace and mercy in Jesus Christ, because there’s nothing worse than fake humility.


Pray for those who are suffering as if it were you who is suffering.

Identify with the suffering of others. Consider what it’s like when a guy is standing over there aiming his automatic rifle at you because his job is to kill you? Consider how it feels. Or when shells are falling all around your house, with a deafening, ear-splitting boom, and shaking everything inside you? Consider it.

“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Hebrews 13:3)


The fact that the LORD told us what the signs of His coming will be means we are to watch out for those signs.


Does anyone think they can escape from God after they die?


He gives you every breath, so give Him your heart and mind.


In Christ you have everything you need.

“…You are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.” (Col. 2:10)


If you’re on Twitter you’ll know that everyone moralizes, without exception. So, whose morality is correct? How will you know if your morality is not, in fact, immorality? Where is your moral index? Is there an absolute standard on which your morality leans?


You know how you take note of the words and actions of others? And sometimes your observations and subsequent assumptions or conclusions about them are quite detailed? Well, it works the other way as well, and people are taking notes on your life.


In some supposedly civilized countries its becoming illegal to preach on the streets.

Whole churches need to go out en-masse and preach, and say, ‘Arrest us all, if you want’.


The first step for a church to seek revival would be that the majority of that church pray unitedly as one voice, earnestly desiring revival in their own lives and in the assembly.

I can’t see how their request would be denied.

Another step would be if the majority of the assembly went out together to preach the Gospel in public. Mobilization.

Prayer and fasting for revival.

“As a large fire begins with kindling of small twigs and branches, even so a large revival is preceded by the prayers of a few hidden seemingly insignificant souls.”

—Gary Amirault


Are we overwhelmed with thankfulness to God?

Or underwhelmed, suffering from thanklessness?


We’re either seeking the LORD, or excluding the LORD.


Will you need to check with your friends first to find out if it’s okay for you to become a Christian?


If God is pleased with you, then what more could you ask for?


In Heaven, everything is planned, designed and made by God. No aspect of it was designed by man. Yet, who knows what things we will do billions of years from now? And, even if we do make things in the eternal future, those things are sure to be perfect expressions of the mind and nature of God, as we ourselves will be.

You don’t need money in Heaven.


If a church is dead the primary reason could only be that the members are not filled with the Holy Spirit.

This is assuming the members are saved to begin with.

How do we define “dead” in this case?

Or how do we define an “alive” church?

It won’t be human energy, enthusiasm or excitement which makes a church “alive” and not “dead”.

It won’t be uninhibited displays of joy or rejoicing, either.

Just shouting and dancing or pogo-stick jumping doesn’t mean a church is alive.

Nor does quietness or subdued actions mean it is dead.

It’s more to do withr love, freedom, people have a living relationship with Jesus and boldly share His word. Etc.

If the congregation are stunned mullets… who just shuffle in, sit through a sermon, then go home, that’s dead. Even if the sermon is very good.

Compare with 1 Corinthians 14.

This kind of church:

“Let two or three prophets speak, and let the others judge. But if anything is revealed to another who sits by, let the first keep silent. For you can all prophesy one by one, that all may learn and all may be encouraged.” (1 Cor. 14:29-31)


Humanistic reasoning sometimes seems reasonable, until you bring God into the picture.


“The ultimate form of idolatry is humanism, which regards man as the measure of all things.”

— RC Sproul


Church tradition only propagates the purpose of the religion, and not the purpose of God.


The proof of repentance is you no longer do what you’ve repented of.


No one can seek the face of the LORD and be disappointed, can they?


Doing the Lord’s work is simply the outcome of the Lord working in you.


Man’s natural spiritual state is deep darkness, total blindness, like groping around in a pitch black cave.

In this context Jesus says, ‘I am the Light of the world, whoever follows me will not walk in darkness but have the light of life’.

This scripture tells us (in John 3) that those in the deep darkness are aware of the existence of the LIGHT because they “hate the light”.


Someone just told me the warnings in the Bible don’t apply to believers.

This kind of arrogance is exactly what we are warned of falling into.


When moral depravity in a society becomes a virtue then it’s protected, and anyone calling it out must be evil. A total reversal of reality, where evil is good, and good, evil.


God is exactly as described in the Bible.


It’s folly to look for life in things which are dead.


“For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into apostles of Christ.

And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

Therefore it is no great thing if his ministers also transform themselves into ministers of righteousness, whose end will be according to their works.” (2 Cor. 11:13-15)

So, satan has “his ministers” as well. He must have thought that if Jesus can have a church, then so can he.

What would be the purpose of satan having his own church, which masquerades as the church of Christ, and “his ministers” masquerading as apostles, prophets and pastors?

It would seem it is to play a really bad joke on people: to make them feel religious or spiritual, when in fact they’re still lost in their sins.

It’s to get these people trusting in anything except the risen Lord Jesus and His finished work on the Cross.

Trusting in popes, mary, saints, mass, baptism, miracle workers etc.

Or trusting in oneself.

Trusting in ones keeping or observance of the law.

Trusting in church attendance.

Or trusting that they belong to the “true church”.

That their organization is the “true church”.

Satan’s ministers get people sucked into any of these beliefs.

(By the way, in scripture the original word for “minister” is simply “servant”, not a clergyman. Anyone who serves is a servant/minister.)


Cheap Grace

If you murdered someone, and the family of that person forgave you, would you then feel that that would mean it’s okay to murder the rest of the family?

They forgave you, right? So, murder must not be a big deal for them, right?

… This is the logic of cheap grace.


In a friendship it makes a huge difference to you if someone doesn’t believe what you say.

Similarly, it makes a huge difference to Jesus Christ if you don’t believe what He said.


True Christians are not the way they are because they are naturally better than anyone else, but because they have received God’s mercy, and had their sins washed away by Jesus blood, and have been transformed by the Holy Spirit and God’s word.

So, the most wicked person you know may also become a true Christian.

“For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures” (1 Cor. 15:3-4)

Christ died for our sins.

This includes every category of sin.

Whatever the most evil, degrading, disgusting or hateful sin you can imagine, Christ died for that sin as well.

This means forgiveness is available, if you can believe Him, and are willing to repent.

Everything between you and God was settled on that Cross, when Jesus suffered, bled and died for you. That one transaction decides everything concerning how God deals with you and works in your life.

“For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” (Heb. 10:14)


“Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord” (Acts 3:19)


The HOPE that’s in my heart:

I didn’t put it there.

My friends didn’t put it there.

The world didn’t put it there.

Jesus Christ put it there.


If a prisoner were pardoned, and the door of his cell opened, he wouldn’t be congratulated, honored or accredited with having earned his salvation by walking out the door. And he certainly could not boast about walking out that door, or expect any reward for doing so.

This is in answer to those who believe that man’s responsibility to repent and believe means man is earning or meriting salvation.

They think, if a man has to choose, then, if he chooses, he has earned salvation.

Or if he believes that to stay saved he must not turn away from God, then that means he is trying to stay saved by meritorious good works.

Sometimes people mockingly say that if you believe the warnings to believers in scripture concerning falling away then you must be trying to stay saved by your good works.


If the word of God doesn’t convince someone, do we think the word of man will?


God takes care of a lot of people.

He can manage it.


“This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them” (Heb. 10:16)

Therefore a Liberal Christian can’t be in the New Covenant because they reject God’s moral law, and it is certainly not written in their hearts and minds.


The Holy Spirit is really into prayer.


Believing prayer is a great expression of confidence in the nature and character of God. It is an expression of trust in who He is, and what He has promised.


If a person is filled with the Holy Spirit then nothing they do should amaze us if it is the work of the Spirit in them.



Jesus Christ has only one message for this world.

And He, Himself, is that message.

Ideological War

March 21, 2022

“Sociologists define ideology as “cultural beliefs that justify particular social arrangements, including patterns of inequality.”[54] Dominant groups use these sets of cultural beliefs and practices to justify the systems of inequality that maintain their group’s social power over non-dominant groups. Ideologies use a society’s symbol system to organize social relations in a hierarchy, with some social identities being superior to other social identities, which are considered inferior. The dominant ideology in a society is passed along through the society’s major social institutions, such as the media, the family, education, and religion.[55] As societies changed throughout history, so did the ideologies that justified systems of inequality.[54]” – Wikipedia

We are seeing an ideological battle between Woke liberals and Conservatives.

Woke is aggressively trying to become the dominant ideology through government control and political propaganda in the media.

Ideology becomes indistinct from politics, they merge into one.

For example, the current controversy over gender is an ideological issue.

But some people object to having an ideology forced upon them.

On turning 60

March 17, 2022

Thoughts on reaching 60.

My life began when I was 24.

My life before that, that was someone else, a lost soul.

I was living, but dead while I lived.

Jesus revealed Himself to me when I was 24. He made me a new person.

I first came to India when I was 27.

Got married to Sheela when I was 35.

Turned grey by 40 because of driving in India. I kid you not. Those days it was the wild west.

We raised 7 wonderful kids, and a few others whom we are still in touch with.

Often our house would be full with visitors staying over and people passing through.

Sometimes we didn’t know where our next meal would be coming from.

But our Father brought us through.

When we’re young, 60 seems way too old.

When we’re 70, 60 seems quite youthful.

For me, I stopped thinking about my age when I was 24.

From then I’ve lived in eternity, knowing I will live forever with my Father and His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

Since 24 I’ve had perfect peace every day, even in suffering.

God made the peace by slaying His Son, as a bloody human sacrifice for my sins, thus removing the barrier between Him and me, forever.

I look forward to the future with a glorious hope.

Jesus said, as you see these things happening, that is, the destruction of the world, Look up! For your redemption draws near.

That’s the real life.

Not “The Matrix” which people in the world merely exist in from day to day.

Today’s Tweets

March 7, 2022

True prayer is to come before God.

It’s such an incredible thing.

Prayer was God’s idea. It is His way of working.

Make prayer the most important part of your life.


If hearing the good news of Jesus makes you angry, that’s proof you have a sin nature, and proof you need Him to save you.


In the LORD’s Supper, eating a meal becomes an act of worship.


“The beast that you saw was, and is not, and will ascend out of the bottomless pit and go to perdition. And those who dwell on the earth will marvel, whose names are not written in the Book of Life from the foundation of the world, when they see the beast that was, and is not, and yet is.” (Rev. 17:8)

“And I saw one of his heads as if it had been mortally wounded, and his deadly wound was healed. And all the world marveled and followed the beast.” (Rev. 13:3)

“…Was, and is not, and yet is”, means a man is killed, and seen to be dead, and then comes back to life. And the world will stand amazed and attach divine significance to it, for only God can raise the dead.

Note that for the whole world to witness this event it requires global electronic communication. In previous times it could not have been fulfilled.

And this person will be a public figure, known to the whole world. It could be an attempted assassination of a world leader.

Watch out for this, because it will happen sooner or later.


The last world leader will be the Antichrist, who will rule over a coalition of ten nations.

He will be the full embodiment of fallen humanity.

Hence his number, 666, which means the “ultimate man”, or the embodiment of fallen man, full of self righteousness, pride and arrogance.

Six is the number of man, and 666 means a kind of superman.

The world will love him because he mixes spirituality with immorality.

This is the religion the world wants. One where you can sleep with whoever or whatever you want, or just fantasize about it, and still be spiritual.

“And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” (2 Thess. 2:11-12)


When a Christian acts as if the truth is not important, then it follows that they also don’t care whether they believe things which aren’t true.


If we don’t care about someone’s soul, we don’t love them.


The word of God is the reference point for life. It’s how we understand our life.


Many leaders, whether political or religious, couldn’t sit down to an open Q & A session because they know they might incriminate themselves by their answers or non-answers/evasion.


“But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God.”

(Hebrews 10:12)

Jesus became the sacrifice.

He was willing to be sacrificed to pay for our sins.

He’s done that.

Will you believe it?


“The world cannot hate you, but it hates Me because I testify of it that its works are evil.” (John 7:7)

If Jesus says something is evil, then it’s evil.


Serving God has vastly greater reward than serving oneself.


According to Jesus’ teaching, hate can never be justified.

When we encounter evil we see a reflection of our own evil.

Sinners have no justification to hate fellow sinners.

But the redeemed must hate the sins Christ died for and redeemed them from.


“And the Angel of the LORD appeared to him (Gideon) and said to him, “The LORD is with you, you mighty man of valor!” (Judges 6:12)

Are we mighty men of valor?

Or something less?


That people believe things; the belief, itself, doesn’t make it true. If something is true, it is true because it is true, not because you believe it to be true.


Every person who’s ever existed (except Jesus) has had a problem with God’s authority over them.


Any soul not anchored to the absolute truth of Gods word is like a ship adrift on the storm, and it’s only a matter of time before they are smashed on the rocks. They have no anchor for their soul. They can be swept away.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil…” (Heb. 6:19)


Is this world giving you everything you want it to give you?

Or do you feel there’s something more – something this world can’t give you?


To be saved and to follow Jesus will not mean following the religion, but it will mean obeying His word.


Losing your soul is far more dangerous than losing your life.

The spiritual war is far more deadly than the war with guns.

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.

Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)


The greatest worker is God. He is the greatest worker in every way. His work is perfect. He feeds the whole world. He works in the lives of billions of people. He never takes a day off.


Small gatherings without a “pastor” or an organization: How do they work? Because each person has an understanding of the purpose of gathering together in Jesus name, to build one another up in the faith, and, is committed to that in their life. They are no longer just the “audience”, nor are they followers of any leader.

But pastors are mentioned in the Bible!

Yes, but never as one man leading a church.

Always as a group of equal men shepherding and caring for a group of believers.

And never leading the service.

See 1 Corinthians 14.


Why would a Christian have beliefs or spiritual practices which aren’t even mentioned in the Bible?

The answer has to be that they’ve put their faith in man, or at the least, trust partly in God, and partly in man.


Amongst house church people we must never tolerate a spirit which looks down on traditional church people or considers one type of Christian superior to another.

Of course, if you clearly teach what the New Testament teaches then some will falsely accuse you of thinking you’re superior. We have to live with that.

False accusers rarely have the courage to meet you in real life, face to face.


Where people have been victims of racism in the past, it doesn’t help their case to keep on making skin color an issue – it perpetuates racism.


Only when you stop seeking happiness will you be truly happy in Christ.


We truly help people if we help them become dependent on Jesus Christ, and not dependent on us.


Generally, false spirituality among Christians is where they use the Bible, or man’s teachings, or church services as an escape from reality.


The Lord’s Prayer is a condensed list of the most important things in life we need to attend to.


Becoming a superficial Christian is a real danger.

Looking at Christendom today, one would think so.


Why are mystical or esoteric teachings more appealing than the plain and simple teachings of Jesus Christ?

Because they appeal to human pride.


You overcome any personal enemies by loving them.

“Overcome evil with good”, the Bible says.

Do good to your enemies, Jesus said.


Jesus encourages us by strengthening our faith in Him.


Any concept of the love of God which causes you to dispense with the wrath of God is a false concept.