Hey Paul, what’s your denomination? ๐Ÿค”

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Before I came into faith I knew only one meaning of “the denomination.” The currency denomination. Then gradually I learnt that there are thousands of religious denominations.

Denominations exist in most of the religions of the world. I was wondering about the total number of denominations exist in Christendom, and boy it’s a staggering number.

I have noticed that people have strong sentiments associated with their own denomination. I was raised in a Bible believing denomination.

Very soon I realised that there is some disliking among the members of different denomination. I was trained to win arguments with a member of another denomination.

Gradually I understood that this is a greatest folly that I followed for a long time. I began to mingle with other denominations. I could relate to them, although we disagreed about some minor issues.

Today I feel pity on some people who are trained to boast about their denomination. I am equally guilty of being proud of my own denomination.

As I was thinking about all this and suddenly a thought flashed through my mind! What was the denomination of apostle Paul? I searched for the answer. Here it is!๐Ÿ‘‡

Philippians 3:5 KJVS
Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Before trusting Jesus, Paul was a devout Jew, and was an elite member of a demonstration of Jews called as “Pharisee.”

Once he trusted Jesus in a miraculous way, he forsook that denomination. In fact he was excommunicated from his denomination. He had to fight the various wrong teachings prevalent in the first century church.

Galatians 6:14 NASBS
But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

Paul was a non-denominational apostle, he never boasted about his own denomination or achievements. He learnt to boast only in the “cross” of Jesus Christ. It’s the place of greatest victory for any person who believes.

Dear friend, I have a question for you! Which denomination did Jesus Christ founded? Please give your feedback.

Please share your thoughts. Push like if you agree. You can give your negative comments as well. Please share it if you think it’s worthwhile.

Be blessed.

Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

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Have you heard of spiritual freedom?

We (Indians) celebrated our independence day on 15th August. It’s a great reminder of the end of British Raj (foreign rule). It marked the beginning of an independent sovereign India (Bharat). Our freedom fighters achieved this freedom through great non-violent struggle.

It’s a day to salute our freedom fighters. It’s a day to remember their great sacrifices. It’s a day of celebration of our freedom. It’s my favourite holiday.

Today, we are free to travel anywhere and everywhere without any fear. We are a sovereign nation. The reigns of the country are back with our own political leadership.

John 8:36 TPT
So if the Son sets you free from sin, then become a true son and be unquestionably free!

As I was wondering about the freedom from the slavery of foreign rulers, I remembered this wonderful scripture quote from the Holy Bible.

Jesus spoke about a different kind of freedom. It’s a spiritual freedom. It’s a deliverance from the slavery of sin! Yes, sin is a powerful ruler.

Sinful nature makes a person do evil things. For example, a man full of lust will commit sexual immorality. An angry person will get into arguments.

Jesus spoke about this freedom. He offered it to his own people (Jews) a freedom from sin. Unfortunately, they couldn’t understand this spiritual truth.

They hated Jesus and choose to remain in the slavery of sin. I personally have tasted this spiritual freedom. God convicted me of my sins. He opened my eyes to see my wrongdoings.

One day he helped me to believe in Jesus Christ. I understood the spiritual implications of sacrificial death of Jesus. Today I have complete peace in my heart. Jesus Christ broke the power of sin over my life. Today I am enjoying my country’s independence and spiritual freedom as well.

Be blessed.

Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

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Are you shining your light?๐Ÿ•ฏ๏ธ

Hi dear friend!๐Ÿ‘‹I have a puzzle for you!๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™‚๏ธ Please answer my question.๐Ÿ™Can you please identify the insect in the picture?๐ŸงHere you are! ๐Ÿ‘‡

Copyright to me.This is a beautiful insect which appears during the monsoon season in our country. In the dark pitch night, these insects spread across, look like stars in the sky.They have become so less due to rampant urbanization and we don’t see them so frequently. I saw one some days ago. I was thrilled to see that insect. It was lonely.When I was a little boy, I used to catch them. Once, I thought that I would have that insect as my pet. They are very sensitive. It died after few hours of captivity.This insect reminded me of this scripture quote!๐Ÿ‘‡

Matthew 5:16 KJVS
Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Jesus Christ commanded his own disciples to shine the light they had received. The light he referred was to the spiritual truth which was imparted to them by their faith in Jesus.Dear friend, how are you shining your light? Is it shining in such a way that people are able to see goodness of God in you? Or are they sad to see all darkness?We are called to be the light of the world. Ask Jesus Christ, the light of the world to supply his oil to keep you burning as a lamp.Be blessed.โœ‹Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธLike, share, and comment.

A video to help you with the identification of insect. ๐Ÿ˜œ

What happens when “Go” is joined to “disable”?

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I was listening to Nick Vujicic. He is a dynamic person. He is a very popular motivational speaker. He is invited all over the world. Thousands have heard him speak and have received great inspiration.

He was born with severe disability. He has no hands and very small size legs. He even thought of ending his own life at the age of ten. He found a new life and a great purpose when he learnt about Jesus.

He asked God to give him a miracle. He asked God to give him arms and legs. He got discouraged because when he didn’t get answer to his prayer. God showed him that when you don’t get a miracle God can make you a miracle for someone else.

Today millions of people are touched by Nick and his ministry. He has a ministry called life without limbs. He realised one thing right from the beginning that when you put “go” in front of “disable”, it becomes “God is able.” Today God has blessed Nick. He is making great use of Nick to touch thousands of people.

Dear friend, you might be someone who need to add “Go” to your “disability.” It will make your disability into “God is ability.” Trust him and he will make you a blessing to others.

Be blessed.

Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

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Should one have a beautiful mouth๐Ÿ‘„ with ugly words? ๐Ÿคฌ๐Ÿค”

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As usual I was driving to work. I always stop if someone asks for lift. I was stopped by an elderly couple. They requested me to drop them at a certain place.

While dropping this couple, I committed a minor mistake. I didn’t realise that a beautiful lady rider was just behind my car. I was in a hurry, so I stopped my car in the middle of the road. It was a terrible mistake.

Because of this sudden break of my car, the beautiful woman had to press her breaks instantly. This caused this beautiful woman to be upset.

Immediately this beautiful pretty face turned into an angry face. She gave me a stare and I could see her lips cursing me. I felt so piety for this woman.

James 3:9-10 TPT
We use our tongue to praise God our Father and then turn around and curse a person who was made in his very image! [10] Out of the same mouth we pour out words of praise one minute and curses the next. My brothers and sister, this should never be!

I am not blaming this woman. She must have been in an emergency situation. She must have been in some kind of stress. Maybe I would have done same thing.

Today’s scripture reading discourages us from cursing others. We are not permitted to use our foul language towards fellow human beings who are made in the image of God.

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Dear friend, please listen to me. Ask Jesus Christ for help. He will help you to use your mouth for greater purposes. You can bless God and people alike.

Be blessed in Jesus name.

Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

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Did you ever thought about me?

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Did you ever thought about me? This is a billion dollars question! We are upset when we don’t get enough attention from people who matter most.We love thoughtful people. We appreciate thoughtful gifts. Have you been thinking about someone else? This happens when we love someone immensely.Concern for our loved ones makes our minds to think about them. We plan great surprises for them. This is an expression of our love and care.

Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Lets look at the above scripture quote. It opens God’s heart and mind. It shows that God is a thinking God. He has been thinking of you and me.He has some beautiful plans for our lives. He has plans to give us peace, future, and hope.As I continue to believe in Jesus Christ my Lord, these thoughts of God become more realistic to me.Dear friend, God is very much thinking about you. He hasn’t forgotten you. You have a choice to trust him to grant you the real peace and hope of a wonderful future.Be blessed. Shalom ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธLike, share, and comment.