Monday, 8 February 2016

A Witness

To a simple question on why am I in this place instead of any other, the answer was never simpler than this- to be a witness for Christ!!! That is what the Lord Jesus Christ wanted us to be. More than any other statement or word spoken by someone in his entire life, you would value the last statement or even just a phrase that his lips utter. Those handful words mean the world to you and you would do everything to live right by it. As he was ascending up into heaven Jesus spoke thus “... and you will be my witness...” – Acts 1:8. This answers our question. That is why being a witness and standing by our testimony and keeping our testimony safe is why we are where we are. Our testimonies inspire people and set us apart from the others. It is the testimonies that draw others to know the Lord because they are constantly wondering, why as believers, we have so many principles and take so many things seriously and abstain from so many worldly pleasures. By this we continue in the path of righteousness and as Solomon says, “The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.”-Proverbs 11:30. Not just what Solomon said is true, even Daniel and his friends proved to be witnesses in the worst of circumstances!!!

You might also wonder, “What if I don’t care about being a witness and winning souls??” The Bible comes up with answers to this as well. In 1 Corinthians 9:16 it is said “Woe unto me if I do not preach the gospel.” The Book of Ezekiel 3:18 goes on to say thus, “When I say to the wicked, ' You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to warn the wicked from his wicked way that he may live, that wicked man shall die in his inequity, but his blood I will require at your hand. Therefore, it is clear that I am accountable for the blood of those around me. 

Think it over. Why are you here? Shouldn't you be a striking example to those around you? 

Are you a witness for Christ?

Sunday, 7 February 2016

The Disease and the Cure

For those of us who are believers we can second this true fact, that despite the latest invention and discoveries in science and technology no human, so far has been able to cure one disease. What is this kind of disease you might ask? The disease is headlined... SIN. This is like a huge set and therefore has various subsets, the subsets being the different kinds of sin. As humans we sin as it is in our nature.

So, do all of us suffer from this disease? Yes, of-course.


Well that is the best part. The cure for sin was prophesied by God the Father centuries ago and was proclaimed through the prophets and it finally came to pass when the Lord Jesus Christ was crucified on the Cross of Calvary for our sins. Since death couldn’t hold him, he rose again the third day. He became the perfect sacrifice or medicine for our Sin, thus making us sinless and righteous. We are made righteous and have come to receive the free gift of salvation when we acknowledge this fact!

For those who haven’t received the Lord Jesus as their personal saviour and do realise that they too suffer from sin, know that a remedy was developed and no one has been able to come up with any better way to take the burden of sin off our shoulders. Accept the LORD before it is too late and know the saving grace. My experience after accepting the LORD as my personal Saviour was an intense feeling of relief and an assured hope that I am in safe hands with a future of eternal life in heaven. Have you accepted the LORD???? What was your experience???