Welcoming 2009

At this moment when the clock struck 00:00 hours we have passed from 2008 to 2009.
It is a happy occassion to welcome the New Year.
In other words we have spent living 2008.
We had spent living 2007, 2006, 2005 and so on.
or since our birth we have spent living our life till this day.
The implication is that each year or even each day brings us closer to our life's end or our saviour Jesus Christ's coming.
Now we have ahead less years and days to live.
We are like a trveller on a little long Train Journey home.
He/She eats on the train, drinks on the train, timepass with co-passengers on the train.
But in the heart of heart He/She is expecting the station where he/she has to embark.
These days, if we observe our Christian Life, It is as though we have forgot our destination station and just continuing with enjoyment of travel in the train.
I have seen some passengers jumping out into the station knowing late that the station has arrived. They were ill prepared.
But some others are well prepared even if the train reaches midningt at their destination.

Now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
Paul in Romans Ch 13:11 says: now is our salvation nearer than when we believed, The night is far spent, the day is at hand.
That is the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ is closer at hand when our salvation will be full.
If Paul said this 2000 years ago, Believers, how much close we are in the present days.

The night is far spent -The world is continuing in its darkness. World is continuing in its falsehood and lies. The present day financial glut, terrorism, scientific advancement are all part of that.
Financial Glut: Former days people used to trade and transact on commodities. But these days, people trade on speculation. World's Financial principles have totally changed, there is hardly any truth in it. People speculate offer millions in futures, but suddenly everything tumble down like the Lehman's. Youths coming out of harward, oxford, cambridge & Management Institutes try to fore-cast the financial future of the world just based on class room case studies and computer simulation games. They forecasted Oil price to boom to $300 a barrel. Yes oil price shot to $170 a barrel from $50, but their fore-cast was totally wrong and now it is going to be back $30 a barrel and not 300!! What the Finacial pundits can say on this.
Technology: There is termendous advancement in technology. But the whole world is pooling the hard respources to find out GOD and God particle through experiments! The CERN experiment shows the revolt of human knowledge agianst the all mighty God like in the days of babel.
Politics: Terrorism is the outcome of the dirty politics played by nations. The problem between between India & Pakistan is the outcome of the political games of the British. Problems in Afganistan, Iraq, palestine are all the same dirty games of nations.
The night is far spent : Yes, brethren, the night is far spent. There are less days ahead to live. But what are you going to do.

Jesus Crist, The Alpha & Omega, The First and the Last concludes the Scripture by these words of warning:
Rev 22:11
He that is unjust, let him be unjust still: and he which is filthy, let him be filthy still: and he that is righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, let him be holy still.
If youre unjust, please continue more in unjust, because the days are less for you to be so.
If you are filthy, be more filthy, you have less days ahead to be filthy.
If you are righteous be more righteous, and more Holy.

dear friends, the decision and selection is yours. Continue the way you want to be in 2009. There is no compulsion.

BUT:
HE says further
Rev 22:11
And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be!
Jesus Christ is coming and he has reward with him, to give everyman according to his deed!
You have to give the account of your life to him!!! SURE.
So continue to be in filth, if you want to be.
or be more holy and righteous!

Watchman, what of the night?
Isiah 21:11
Some one is calling out from Seir and asking:
Watchman, what of the night? Watchman, what of the night?
Seir is Edom and Dumah is the land of the dead.
Watch man should know the night, the time of night. He should not sleep.
Believers are the watchmen of the world as Prophet Ezekiel says.
We should know the time of night! Night is far spent and day is at hand. We should shout this at hour calls!
The watchman said, The morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, enquire ye: return, come
Isiah 22:12
It is going to be day & night! How, yes friends it is going to be day for those in Jesus after the night is spent. But for others who continue in filth and unjust, it is going to be horrible night after present night of the world.
Those who are not saved by the precious blood of Jesus will have a terribel night.
What will be your choice?
Dear Believers, How is Your new year going to be? More righteous, more Holy? or continue the same way you are?
The selection is yours at this early dwaning moments of 2009.
God Bless You & Give You All Blessed New Year.

(New Year Message delivered by the Author to the Church Cogregation on the eve of 2009)

Large Hadron Collider will banish all theories

As the Sun rises tomorrow, Large Hardon Collider and CERN will be switched on.
They are suppose to bainsh five fundamental theories of the origin of Universe and lead the scientists more and more into confusion and oblivion.
Trillions of Dollars and effort is going to be wasted in the human ambition to conquer invisible!
Wait and see!
http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2008/09/the-bosons-that.html

Post Script:

And it has not even started like an old car with a weak battery. The scientists are pushing it to start

Building a Strong Marriage

[Courtesy: RBC Ministries© 1986, 2001 RBC Ministries]
When the honeymoon is over, many husbands and wives find themselves thinking and saying words they never expected to say. For example:
“I’m getting out. This isn’t the person I thought I was marrying. Life is too short for all of this pain. We’re no longer good for one another.”
“We’ve tried everything. Nothing seems to work. He just insists on having everything his own way. It’s hopeless. The only thing to do is bail out.”
“This is the third millennium. Marriage doesn’t mean what it used to. A lot of people aren’t even bothering with a ceremony anymore. You try it; and if it doesn’t work, you leave it. It’s nothing to get moralistic about.”
“Look at how high the divorce rate is. Everybody’s getting a divorce—even prominent church leaders. So why should I suffer through a bad marriage? There’s no need for me to be the exception.”
“Our marriage needs a little excitement. We’re too used to each other. Maybe if I have an affair, it will put the spice back into our marriage.”
“We’ve been going from counselor to counselor. I don’t know how much money we’ve spent. We even went to a preacher. Somebody must have the right formula for us. I guess we’ll just have to keep searching.”
“I know our marriage will eventually work. Once I’ve had a few drinks, I can tolerate just about anything. It will help me make it until things get better.”
“I guess I’m destined to a life of unhappiness. There’s nothing I can do about my marriage. Maybe when the children all leave home I’ll have the courage to get out. Until then, I’ll just have to pretend everything’s okay.”
Divorce, Extramarital affairs, Counselors, Alcohol, Drugs, Resignation - These are just some of the ways people are trying to deal with troubled marriages. But most of the time, efforts to kill the pain make a bad situation worse.

There is another way—a better way. Even if you are ready to call a lawyer. Even if reconciliation seems hopeless. You can go to Someone who understands your heart and your trouble. He made marriage in the first place. He alone can offer you the inner strength you need so that you can take the first step.
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It all began with God

Marriage was made in heaven. It all began in Paradise. God saw that man’s aloneness was not good, so He made him a “helper comparable to him.” And when God brought the woman to him, the first marital relationship began. Adam and Eve shared the wonderful garden paradise God had created for them as husband and wife. Here is how the Bible says it all began:

The Lord God said, “It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.” . . . And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man (Gen. 2:18,21-22).

Eve was made to be Adam’s “helper comparable.” She is described with the English word helper, which doesn’t express all that is poured into the Hebrew term. Sometimes it refers to someone who helps another find fulfillment. In one instance, it was used to tell of someone who came to the rescue of another. On another occasion it was used of God Himself. It’s an expression of honor showing that Eve was brought to the man to complete him and to rescue him from his aloneness.

As a comparable helper, Eve was Adam’s qualified, corresponding partner. God made her to be a suitable friend and companion to the man. She was, as Charles Swindoll described it, the “missing piece in the puzzle of his life.”

In that first relationship, our Creator gave us a realistic pattern that set a course for both the challenges and essentials of a healthy marriage.

The Genesis account of the beginning of marriage concludes with a statement that expresses four elements that should be part of every marriage (see Gen. 2:24-25). They are as follows:

A Cutting off - “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother.” The marital partners leave their parents.

A Bonding - “And be joined to his wife.” The picture of the first marriage includes the idea of a gluing, a permanent bonding.

A Unity - “And they shall become one flesh.” The two are to see themselves as one. The old family units are broken; a new one begins.

An Intimacy - “And they were both naked . . . and were not ashamed.” Their absence of self-consciousness enabled them to enjoy one another and to meet each other’s needs without any sense of embarrassment or rejection.
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The Biblical Building Blocks

When God made marriage, He formed a lifelong relationship that was to find its strength and endurance in Him. Over time, He used the wisdom of His Word to teach husbands and wives how to be friends to their mates. In the process, He gave all of us an understanding of the essential building blocks to a strong marriage. They are:
Lifelong Commitment
Shared Identity
Absolute Faithfulness
Well-Defined Roles
Unreserved Love
Mutual Submission
Sexual Fulfillment
Open Communication
Tender Respect
Spiritual Companionship
As we think through these 10 building blocks, remember that they are not man-made. They are given to us by God Himself. Because they are, you can know with certainty that when you and your mate follow them, you will have a marriage that is strong.

But perhaps your marital partner is at a different place than you are spiritually or refuses to accept the authority of the Bible. If your partner is willing to remain with you, this is your opportunity to show your mate the kind of husband or wife God can help you to be (1 Cor. 7:12-16). So don’t put the booklet down. We sincerely believe it will help.

Building Block 1 - Lifelong Commitment

The first biblical building block for a strong marriage is for the man and woman to make a lifelong commitment. The Scriptures make it clear that God’s ideal for marriage is one man and one woman for a lifetime. With this kind of commitment in view, the Lord Jesus said:

Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh?” So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate (Mt. 19:4-6).

Then, in response to a question about divorce, Jesus continued:

Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery (vv.8-9).

Except for the serious exception of marital unfaithfulness, the marriage vow is a lifelong commitment—a vow to God and to each other that is not to be broken (see Eccl. 5:4-5). Marriage is for life.

Consider the following true story: A man and woman had been married only a year when she was diagnosed as a victim of multiple sclerosis. After thinking seriously about it, she told her husband she was “setting him free.” But he did not leave her. The tender care and love he showered on her made her remaining years happy and special. Why did he do it? “Because,” he said, “when I vowed before God ‘for better or for worse’ and ‘in sickness and in health,’ I meant it. And God made both of us unbelievably happy as a result.”
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Building Block 2 - Shared Identity

The second building block for a strong marriage is for husband and wife to see themselves as one. No longer is it a man living his life for himself and a woman living hers for herself. There is now a new union, a new family, a new unit. Adam expressed this shared identity when God brought him the woman.

He said:
This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man (Gen. 2:23). The next verse concludes with the words, ”they shall become one flesh” (v.24).
But it’s not always easy to live out that oneness in everyday life. This is because the husband and wife have different habits, different backgrounds, different parents, different education, different personalities, and different emotional scars.

Besides, Eve was not a clone of Adam. She was unique, as every human being is unique. She did not come off some assembly line. She was different, both physically and emotionally. She had different needs—needs Adam alone could satisfy. And she alone could satisfy Adam’s needs.

In marriage, a man and woman are brought into union. They become one, blending into each other’s lives. It’s once-for-all, yet it’s a process. Time, love, patience, and forgiveness are needed to bring the shared identity of marriage into maturity. And it has wonderful results. The man and woman are no longer alone. They are one, even at a time when:
he’s in a motel room a thousand miles away.
she’s in the pains of childbirth.
he has just lost his job.
she has discovered a mysterious lump.
he has received a good promotion.
she has been offered a new job.
The two are one. Although they are distinct persons with vast differences, they have agreed to walk the path of life as one. They have a shared identity
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Building Block 3 - Absolute Faithfulness

Not only is marriage a lifelong commitment of two people who have a shared identity, it also calls for total fidelity on the part of the husband and the wife. They are to be true to each other. The Bible gives no ground on this issue. The man is to be faithful to his wife; she to him.

The writer of Proverbs cautioned:
Can a man take fire to his bosom, and his clothes not be burned? Can one walk on hot coals, and his feet not be seared? So is he who goes in to his neighbor’s wife; whoever touches her shall not be innocent (6:27-29).
The Bible is uncompromising in its demand for sexual faithfulness. Paul told Titus to have the older women instruct the younger women in the church “to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste” (2:4-5). As a woman enters a marriage relationship, she is to be committed to giving herself only to her husband.

For our good and God’s honor, adultery is strictly forbidden in the Bible. The seventh commandment given on Sinai was, “You shall not commit adultery” (Ex. 20:14). Jesus mentioned this commandment in His conversation with the rich young ruler (Mt. 19:18). And Paul named adultery first in his list of the sins of the flesh (Gal. 5:19).

Marital faithfulness is the fulfilment of the vow made before God and man during the wedding ceremony: “And to you I pledge my faithfulness.” One writer said:
This is how we must love one another, with a vowed love that is not dependent on happiness nor any of the external hallmarks of success. Where is such love to begin if it does not begin with the one closest to us, the life’s partner whom we have chosen out of all the other people in the world as the apple of our eye? (Mike Mason, The Mystery Of Marriage, p.106).
Here are some implications of absolute faithfulness—the third biblical building block of marriage:
We will save our hearts for each other.
We will keep our promise of loyalty.
We will not seek comfort from a competitor.
We will let no one come between us.
We will realize we are not our own.
By today’s standards, absolute faithfulness “isn’t natural.” Of course not—not in a fallen world. But for our first parents in Paradise, it was as natural as could be. And today it will be part of every marriage that is strong and successful.
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Building Block 4 - Well-defined Roles

Today’s society has made an all-out assault on marriage. And one of its attacks is on the traditional roles within the family. The wife is being told that since she has the same rights as her husband, she doesn’t have to submit to anybody. Pressure is being put on the husband to take care of himself and not to worry about her. As a result, husbands and wives need direction. They need answers to basic questions about their specific roles.

Those answers are found in the Bible. And when they are expressed in love, they reflect the wisdom of God.

The Husband’s Role

The Bible says that the husband is the head of the wife. Paul wrote:
I want you to know that the head of every . . . woman is man, and the head of Christ is God (1 Cor. 11:3).
The husband is head of the wife (Eph. 5:23).
While this principle is one of the most misquoted and misused principles in Scripture, it doesn’t need to be. Biblical leadership is not dictatorial or blindly self-serving. Before God, this headship is:
to be provided in love (Eph. 5:25; Col. 3:19).
to follow the example of Christ’s love for the church (Eph. 5:25).
to be done with understanding (1 Pet. 3:7).
to be done without bitterness (Col. 3:19).
to equal his love for his own body (Eph. 5:28).
Marital headship does not mean that the husband is superior. The same verse that says the man is head of the woman also says that God is the head of Christ (1 Cor. 11:3). And we know They are equal in nature. Both are fully God.

The husband’s headship is functional. It helps the marriage work. When understood and expressed in the spirit of Christ, it provides a servant role. Headship carries with it great responsibility. The husband is to provide loving, understanding, self-sacrificing, patient, God-honoring leadership.

The Wife’s Role

The woman is instructed in the Bible to submit thoughtfully and wisely to the leadership of her husband:
Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord (Eph. 5:22; cp. Col. 3:18).
Likewise you wives, be submissive to your own husbands (1 Pet. 3:1).
Admonish the young women . . . to be . . . obedient to their own husbands (Ti. 2:4-5).
God made man and woman to come together in a fulfilling, satisfying relationship. He made Adam first (1 Tim. 2:13), and He made him to be head (1 Cor. 11:3; Eph. 5:23).
Adam was to use his physical strength and his spiritual responsibilities for the good of Eve; Eve was to be ready to help Adam fulfil his God-given role and responsibilities (Gen. 2:18; 1 Cor. 11:8-9).
A woman who does not find joy in helping a man provide loving, thoughtful leadership in the home is doing so to her own harm. Even though she might find it difficult to accept even good initiatives from her husband, she needs to show that her ultimate confidence and trust is in God Himself.

Marriage has its best opportunity when both husband and wife accept their roles. It’s a functional necessity—a necessity exemplified within the Godhead itself. Consider these words of Christ: “My Father is greater than I” (Jn. 14:28). Yet He also said, “I and My Father are one” (Jn. 10:30).

Jesus came to earth to carry out in exact detail the will and plan of the Father. Although He was equal to the Father, He submitted Himself to the Father’s leading.

This relationship within the Godhead is the pattern that provides a background for understanding heaven’s pattern for marriage.
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Building Block 5 - Unreserved Love

The fifth building block for a strong marriage is love—genuine, heartfelt, through-thick-and-thin, till-death-us-do-part love. A husband and wife are to love each other with the kind of unreserved love that leads them to honor each other, to esteem each other, to consider each other’s welfare above their own, and to stay by each other’s side through the highs and lows and the ups and downs that come in every married life.

The husband was told specifically in the Bible to love his wife. Paul said it succinctly in Colossians 3:19, “Husbands, love your wives” (see also Eph. 5:25).

The wife also is expected to love her husband. You will remember, for example, that the older women of Crete were told to instruct the younger women to “love their husbands” (Ti. 2:4).

The love between a husband and wife that grows through the years of marriage does not happen automatically with the saying of the vows or the giving of a ring. It must be worked at! True, many wonderful and deep feelings are experienced by a couple who court, fall in love, and marry. As time goes on, however, they learn that love has a deeper and more practical dimension than the romantic aspect. They discover that they have to work at loving each other.

The biblical pattern for Christian love is spelled out in 1 Corinthians 13. Although the love defined in these familiar verses is true of all relationships, it may be especially applied to marriage. Think about the practical ways the elements of love seen in verses 4-8 apply to a husband/wife relationship:
love is patient, enduring his absentmindedness over and over again.
love is kind, helping with the housework when she’s had a hard day.
love does not envy his important position at work or the praise she gets for her kindness.
love does not boast about getting the bigger paycheck or making fewer mistakes.
love is not proud but admits that she may be right about what’s wrong with the car.
love is not rude, for it speaks to her respectfully in private as well as in public.
love is not self-seeking, but it looks for an opportunity to be of help to the other.
love is not easily angered and doesn’t even raise its voice when she does.
love keeps no record of wrongs and doesn’t raise issues when it’s time to move on.
love does not delight in evil and does not pressure the partner into wrong behavior.
love rejoices with the truth by facing reality and changing accordingly.
love always protects, without resorting to bitter, sarcastic criticism.
love always trusts, believing that our real security is in the Lord.
love always hopes, holding to the shared dreams when his job is phased out.
love always perseveres, growing even stronger in adversity and stress.
love never fails, though youth, health, and vigor fade away.
“But wait a minute,” you say. “I’m doing my part, but my partner is not doing his. Do you expect me to keep loving him when he doesn’t love me in return?”

Disillusioned husband or wife, this love can change your life. It may not change your mate, but it will give him every reason to realize that you are still there for him. These principles of love aren’t given just to make marriage work. They are given to us by a wise heavenly Father who, above all, wants us to be in right relationship to Him.

Yes, it’s hard to love when all the love seems to be flowing one way. It’s hard when you’re the only one doing the giving, the sacrificing, the holding on. It’s hard when your partner’s ego or pride or selfishness keeps your love from being returned. You’ve tried talking about it but nothing happens. You’re ready to throw in the towel.

If you’re thinking like that, it might help you to think about the Lord Jesus suffering for us. If anyone ever had a reason to stop loving, He did. But He loved us without reservation, even to the point of dying on the cross in our behalf. That is the kind of love we are to have.
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Building Block 7 - Sexual Fulfilment

In the garden paradise where it all began, Adam and Eve shared a wonderful intimacy: “They were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed” (Gen. 2:25). Furthermore, the command to replenish the earth came before the fall. Intimacy and mutual physical fulfillment, therefore, have always been part of the husband-wife relationship.

The husband and wife are to find sexual fulfillment in each other. The Bible gives the following perspectives:
It Is Protective. The husband and wife are to reserve this special intimacy for each other, and they are to give it freely. Paul wrote, “Because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband” (1 Cor. 7:2).
No one needs to tell us that we are living in a sexually promiscuous age. There are few restraints. From billboards to television to magazines, relationships are being sexualized.

A husband and wife who maintain intimacy are helping to protect each other from a sexually obsessed society. They protect their own faithfulness.

It Is Enjoyable. After delivering a stern warning about prostitution, the wise author of Proverbs wrote these words to young husbands:
Drink water from your own cistern, and running water from your own well. Should your fountains be dispersed abroad, streams of water in the streets? Let them be only your own, and not for strangers with you. Let your fountain be blessed, and rejoice with the wife of your youth. As a loving deer and a graceful doe, let her breasts satisfy you at all times; and always be enraptured with her love (5:15-19).
The sexual aspect of marriage is not a necessary evil to be endured for the purpose of procreation. It was designed by God to bring continuing pleasure—an intimate, exhilarating, renewing part of the husband-wife relationship.

It Is Expected. When a man and woman come together in marriage, each has a right to expect sexual fulfillment from the other. Paul wrote:
Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 1 Cor. 7:3-4).
Paul went on to say that if one marital partner decides to abstain, it is first to be agreed upon with the other. Furthermore, the time of abstinence is to be brief.
Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. Cor. 7:5).
Mutual sexual enjoyment is an important part of marriage. Marital sexual experience that is motivated by love is not evil. It must not be made more important than it is; nor should it be minimized. It is part of the overall picture—an intimate part of the shared identity of the man and woman who come together as husband and wife.
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Looking for the God Particle (and not God)!

Scientists are trying to unravel the mystery of creation in their own weird scientific way.

LOOKING FOR THE GOD PARTICLE! Secret of the universe. Billions of Dollars are spend across the Globe for the project. To find God particle (and God?)

What a foolish thing!?

Bible says - "The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork".

Romans 1:19,20 -"For the invisible things of HIM from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse.
Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened"

Man is reluctant to acknowledge God and give him Glory, Their Foolish Heart is Darkened!

Global Food Problem? Rising Crude Prices?

What is the Reason for Rising Crude Prices?
Absolutely no reasaon!!


Crude is not a scarce commodity. OPEC and other Oil Producers continue to pump it out of the earth. OPEC is not hard pressed for money. OPEC nations dont know what to do with Trillions and Trillions of US $ wealth. They are looking for new avenues of Investment.
What is the Market dynamics which then governs the price rise?
No one knows. Even the most powerful nation US is not able to control.
So they have started uttering foolishness blaming India & China?
Are we going to face a Global Food Problem.
Few years back food was abundant and almost all nations self sufficient except few African countries. India celebrated the Green revolution and even the White Revolution.
Now things have changed. India is facing Food problem. Even other nations.
President Bush has advised Indians & Chinese to eat less saying their improved eating pattern has driven countries to food scarcity!
It looks, Nations are going to face problems!
WHY? With all technological progress, cant we stop this and make the world a good place to live?

Sorry, No, No one can help.
Coz Bible says so. World is coming to the sad last days.
Read further on this in Mathew Chapter 24

If a man die, shall he live again?




Heston Charlton, Hollywood Towering personality died on 5th April 2008 at the age of 83 in Beverly Hills, Calif.
His more than life persoanlity won him Academy awards in famous pictures for his monumental, jut-jawed portrayals of Moses, Ben-Hur and Michelangelo. During the latter part of his life, he was diagnised with Alzheimer's disease. Heston will be remembered as long as Hollywood continues.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=agVMf0zcR-Q
This question bothers mankind even time immemorial. Indian Rishi's prayed
"Asatho Ma Sathgamaya. Thamaso Ma Jyothirgamaya. Mruthyorma Amrthangamya"
Lead me from fasle to truth, from darkness to light, from deat to life.
While most of the religious teachings are not very clear about what happens after death, Bible tells it very clearly - There is Life after Death, Eternal.
Jesus Christ said -
"I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die, Believest thou this
?"
Jesus proved this through His death and His resurrection.
Bible tells of an end to the world and all the dead shall resurrect - Some (who believed in Jesus Christ) for eternal life and others for eternal Damnation.
"And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works........
And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire"

Knowledge, Knowledge, Knowledge & Systematic Thinking etc

  1. Knowledge Management—Emerging Perspectives
  2. ALL Knowledge Management
  3. Knowledge Management Forum
  4. Why Knowledge Management Systems Fail
  5. Knowledge Management Tools
  6. WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF KM
  7. Knowledge Management Toolkit
  8. Knowledge and Innovation
  9. Knowledge That Create Value
  10. Knowledge Sharing
  11. The Institute for Knowledge and Innovation
  12. HENLEY ResearchSchools of Thought Leadership


It is a rat race, to acquire knowledge, to manage knowledge, to add value through knowledge, to sell knowledge .....................

Epilogue
Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? Where Isa 33:18 world foolish Isa 44:25
For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe. wisdom Luke 10:21
For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom: sign Matt 12:38, Matt 16:1, Mark 8:11, Luke 11:16, John 2:18
But we preach Christ crucified, unto the Jews a stumblingblock, and unto the Greeks foolishness;
But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. power Romans 1:4 wisdom Col 2:3
Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men.

Do You Really Love Me???

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah, the beauty of God's creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord's presence with me. He asked me, "Do you love me?" I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!"

Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?" I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn't be able to do – the things that I took for granted?

And I answered, "It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You."

Then the Lord said, "If you were blind, would you still love my creation?" How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many ofthem still loved God and His creation. So I answered, "Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you."

The Lord then asked me, "If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?" How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God's Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered, "It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word." The Lord then asked, "If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?"

How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks. So I answered, "Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name."

And the Lord asked, "Do you really love Me?" With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly, "Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!" I thought I had answered well, but God asked, "THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?" I answered, "Because I am only human. I am not perfect."

"THEN WHY IN TIMES OF PEACE DO YOU STRAY THE FURTHEST? WHY ONLY IN TIMES OF TROUBLE DO YOU PRAY IN EARNEST?"

{No answers -- only tears}

The Lord continued: "Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully? " The tears continued to roll down my cheeks. "Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?"

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give. "You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all."

"DO YOU TRULY LOVE ME?"
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say tothis? My heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child." The Lord answered, "That is My Grace, My child." I asked, "Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"

The Lord answered, "Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever."

Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God, "How much do You love me?" The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Saviour. And for the first time, I truly prayed.

"Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be satisfied with what you have. For God has said, 'I will never leave you; I will never abandon you'." Hebrews 13:5 (Bible:GNB)
From an Anonymous Contributor

Mobile Technology

Convergence of all technologies!!!
Commuincation, Compting, Video, Animation.....and what not.
It is the Technology of future.
People are going to be hooked to mobile.
And mobile is going to hook people.
Look around every porson is hooked to mobile, playing with it, petting it.
Mobile hold all the personal identity & traits of people.
Analyze the calls, analyze the usage, it will reveal startling truths.
Culprits have been caught using mobile as a GPRS.
In Bible Revelation 13 speaks of the image of the beast, it is going to be the mobile.

Father Tell Me, Where is God?

Pushpan Pappu visited us last day, I have heard of him early through my Son.
But this is the first time we met. Oh, he has a marvelous testimony. How he came across the living God. I searched the net to see something more about him.
I came across his brother in the net, Tilak Pappu.
He also has a marvelous life story!
I encourage You to read his testimony with title "Father Tell Me, Where is God?"
Answer to seeking heart!
God Bless You!

TM (Transcendental Meditation) that didnt reach Nirvana (Inner Peace)

Guru of transcendental meditation (TM) Maharshi Mahesh Yogi passed away at his retreat in the Netherlands on February 5, 2008. His body was brought to Allahabad and cremated at the funeral pyre.
Maharshi's TM was famous in the 1960s. He promised "inner peace" to anybody within 30 days through 30 minutes meditation.
Pop group Beatles connection with Maharshi made it further famous.
As Times Of India puts it "This is a true story of love and bitterness, recrimination and reconciliation. It’s a story of glamour and spirituality, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll. It’s about four men whom the world worshipped, and the mentor they first adored, then abhorred. It’s a story that has never before been told in its entirety, though gossip and rumours have swirled around it for years. "
And finally when the Maharshi & Beatles broke, John Lennon gave an interview on the Johnny Carson show in the US, accusing Maharishi of being a dirty old man. Later, Lennon also wrote a satirical song about Maharishi, which went: "Sexy Sadie, what have you done/you made a fool of everyone".

Its ironical that Maharshi who stood for Indian Vedanta and Nirvana, died in a foreign land, found it more comfortable than the heat of India.

The truth is that the "Inner Peace" Maharshi promised, nobody could attain through TM or any other mystic teachings of his. So people slowly forgot Maharshi's TM to attain nirvana.

Who can give the Inner Peace?Only one person promised it, It is not just a promise, a reality, He gives that in no time.
It is Jesus, Jesus Christ.
Jesus said=>
"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." John 14:27

Please Read

Rich Dad, Poor Dad

"Rich dad, Poor Dad" is the famous best seller book authored by Robert T. Kiyosaki & Sharon L. Letcher.
The cover page of the book starts - "What the Rich Teach Their Kids About Money - That The Poor and Middle Class Do Not".
The rich teaches their kids on the dinner table how to make money, the poor and middle class teach their kids how to score in college and continue to be the poor or middle class in their life!
The book says, Richness is not through Education.
And it gives the examples of celebrities like Bill Gates, Michael Jackson, Britney Spears & Jennifer Lopez etc who became Millioners not through their education. Money inventing methods.
Book gives some tips to become rich.
So teach your kids how to become rich!

I dont know how many became rich after reading the book! Authors would have become little rich through the sales.

Is It richess that matters all?
Look at the celebrities. They are all immensely rich and the money they have made, will not finish during their life time.
But look at their life!
Are they contended, happy & peaceful?
All celebrities' life are utter failures inspite of their richess -divorces, broken families, illicit relationships, drug charges, rehabilitation centers, child abuses, and what not!

Teach your children Human values, Moral Standards & Godliness.
It is what matters more than richness and fame.
People need a contended peaceful and happy life rather than misery in richness.

Bible says=>
"What benefit will it be to you if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?"(Mark 8:36)
Bible talks of a rich man who said "I Have all the Riches, Now Eat, Drink & Be Merry"
God asked him, "If I ask your soul tonight what will happen of your riches?"

Richess, fame and any other material possession can never give any one a contended life, it is plain truth.
Many a famous people who waged wars and won, and made riches have died and disappeared.
Nobody remembers them now.

The richest of the rich and the wisest of the wise ever lived, King Solomon said about the crux of life=>

"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil."

Eccls 11:13-14

Contendment can be found in poverty, sickness and even in misery, if the relationship with your creator God is right.

Read How to have a contended life

Why Hunger, Famine, Pestilence, War, Terrorism,...?





































Human history is a Tragedy.








Why Millions are suffering? Is not God seeing this?
The pictures above show the suffering of millions of poor.
There are millions of poor rich people too suffering -
Millionnaire bisiness man suffering from suffering from terminal cancer,
The young beutiful girl persihed in car accident on the high way,
The rich pop singer sent to jail on charges of abuse,
The Olympic star stripped of medals on drug charges,
The university student who killed his friends on emotional busrt,
So goes the list .........................
All are suffering!

Why God is not Merciful to eradicate all this problems?

Bible Gives the Answer:
Isiah 24:5
The earth is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changedthe ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
Therefore hath the curse devoured1 the earth, and they that dwell6 therein are desolate.
Men have transgressed against the laws & changed the ordinance.
Bible calls its as 'Sin'. The whole problem of the world is sinful nature of man.
Root cause of suffering is Sin.
No man can cure the evil of the World.
But Bible says that Jesus Chirst will establish a righteous Kingdom.
=>Behold, a king shall reign4 in righteousness, and princes shall rule4 in judgment. (Isiah 32:1)
Jesus will be the righteous King
Isiah 9:6,7
His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor,6 The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of [his] government and peace [there shall be] no end
All the evils of this world will be eradicated.
The rule is described=> Isiah 11:6-10

The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat4 straw like the ox.
And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put1 his hand on the cockatrice' den.
They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD, as the waters cover18 the sea.
And in that day there shall be a root of Jesse, which shall stand6 for an ensign of the people; to it shall the Gentiles seek:4 and his rest shall be glorious.
Do you want to be part of that righteous kingdom?
Entry into this righteous Kingdom is through faith in Jesus Christ.



God Bless You

Life On Mars




Life on Mars & Extra Terrestrial




An image of a mysterious shape on the surface of Mars, taken by Nasa spacecraft Spirit, has reignited the debate about life on the Red Planet.
A magnified version of the picture, posted on the internet, appears to some to show what resembles a human form among a crop of rocks.
While some bloggers have dismissed the image as a trick of light, others say it is evidence of an alien presence.
The image is a recent Nasa posting of the Spirit's landing in 2004.
But the Bible says = >"For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."
God created Earth to be inhabited, no other planet. Earth's postion in the Universe & withing the solar system is unique for man to inhibit. The rotation of the earth, its distance from sun, gravitation are all unique. Earth has a prime position in God's creation.
"In the Begining God created Heaven & Earth", so starts the bible.
It is foolish to look for human beings in other planets.
Man too has a unique postion in God's Plan. And God of universe came to this earth to save man.

Kingdom of God

KINGDOM OF GOD

Kingdom of God is not Meat & Drink, but righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Ghost
-Romans 14:17


Definition: Kingdom of God is where God is King or God rules
When Israelites were saved through the red sea, they acknowledged God as their eternal king (exodus 15:last verse)
But later they asked for a king, when prophet Samuel cried before God, God said they have refused me as the king.
Israel’s history is of total failure of kings & kingdoms.

Jesus Preached Kingdom Of God: Mark 1:14. Jesus Christ came to this world to preach the kingdom of God and make the way for mankind to the kingdom of God.

Democracy: Bible does not teach democracy, it is not God’s way. Bible teaches of Kingdoms, Kings who rule in righteousness. Democracy is a failure & it is the problem of the world. Because in democracy the Cowardly, Unbelievers, the Vile, Murderers, Immorals, Black magicians, Idolaters & the Liar - all have one vote each.

Entry Into kingdom of God:
In Gospel of John chapter 3, Jesus explains the rule for entry into kingdom of God to Nichodemos – Unless a man is born again by spirit & water, He cannot enter the kingdom of God. John 3:16 explains it as the faith in Jesus Christ.
When a person accepts Jesus as Lord (Roman 10:9) he has entered the Kingdom of God.
A born again person should experience Kingdom of God.
Kingdom of God is going to be literally established when Jesus Christ returns to rule.

Experience of Kingdom of God:
(1) It is not Meat or drink – Material things do not give the kingdom experience to believers. It is all temporary sensual & emotional experiences.
(2) But it is Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Ghost which give the God’s Kingdom Experience.

Righteousness:
It means the right standing before God.
We are justified by God through Jesus Christ. Now we should have a right standing before God. Our conscience should not condemn us when we stand before God.
We cannot offend our brother or put a stumbling block before him in anyway (Rom 14;13)
Mat 5:6 Jesus says those who hunger & thirst for righteousness will have a contended Christian life. And those who are persecuted in the cause for righteousness will have the kingdom of God (Mat 5:10)

Peace:
Peace lovers will experience the kingdom of God.
Mathew 5:9 Jesus says that those who make peace will be known as Children of God. Other way round, children of God should be peace loving. Roman 12:18 says that we should be at peace with all.

Joy in the Holy Ghost:
Bible talks about ‘Joy’ and not ‘Happiness’.
Happiness depends on what is happening around us. But the Joy Bible talks about is through the Holy Spirit which cannot be destroyed by the circumstances.

Seek Ye First The Kingdom Of God:
It is Jesus' promise that If you seek the kingdom of God and its righteousness First, then all these things (food & drink & shelter) will be given to you. (Mathew 6:33)

Believers are to experience Kingdom of God right in this world.
It is through Righteousness, Peace & Joy in the Holy Ghost which we harbor or cultivate in our lives.
Kingdom of God will be literally established at Jesus’ coming, till then, let us experience it.

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST

People have asked me ‘What I Believe’. So I want to share what I believe or the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Gospel – It means Good News. What all we hear around is bad news - sickness, sorrow, death, accidents, fights, terrorism, killings, calamity, pollution...and so on...
But still there is hope, Hope for Man, that is the Gospel - the Good News.

Man – Man is the supreme creation of God. God made everything by his words - Let There Be & All came into existence from nothing. God created Man with His hand from the dust of the earth, in His own image, and breathed life into him. Man was a wonderful creation of God.
God gave man a free will, freedom to choose. God gave man a conscience. God created man with body, soul and spirit. God created man as an eternal being.

Sin – Man disobeyed God. He chose to disobey. Man became a sinner. Man lost the fellowship with God. God is a Holy God. God hates Sin. Sin separated Man from God.
All are sinners without exception.
God is a just God. So, Consequence of Sin is punishment. Wages of Sin is Death.
Death entered the World with Sin. Not only the physical death, but the spiritual death too.
Bible tells about the eternal death (Hell) of sinner.
Sinner will have to spend the life after death eternally in hell.

Law – God gave the Law to man. Law is written in the conscience man. Then The Ten Commandments & other Laws too were given. For him to obey and live a life pleasing to God. Law stipulates punishment for breaking. But no man could obey the law. Every one broke the Law at some point or other. The law reminded him that he is a sinner each time he broke it. So all mankind is worthy of eternal punishment.

Works – Man’s good work is not acceptable to God as far as he is a sinner. No good work or religious rituals can give man salvation or ‘moksha’. Even if man does good works through out his life, he is not convinced or assured of salvation.

Love God love man. God is Love. God didn’t want man to perish and go to eternal condemnation. God worked a plan to save man from punishment.

Jesus ChristGod’s plan to save man is Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ himself is God. He came to the world in the form of a man to save man from eternal condemnation through his scarificial death on the cross. He was holy; there was no sin in him. He was declared of no guilt before being crucified on the cross. He died on the cross in place of a sinner. It was a substitutionery death in place of sinful man. Jesus Christ's death was as fore-said in the scripture.

Salvation is Free by Faith in Jesus Chirst – God gives everything free! Earth and its fullness belong to God. How can man please God by offering earthly things? God’s salvation is free by faith so that it is available to all. Salvation is by faith in Jesus Christ – Believe that Jesus suffered the punishment of death on the cross on your behalf. If you do that, you are freed from the eternal punishment. God forgives your sin. God justifies you through Jesus Christ. God is a just God. Because of God’s love for man God Himself suffered the punishment.
Salvation free by faith is an amazing truth indeed!

Jesus Resurrected – Proving that He is God, Jesus resurrected on the third day. He ascended to heaven. He will come again to the world to collect those who believe in Him. Those who died believing in Him will resurrect on his coming.

Judgment & End of this world – There is going to be a judgment at the end. Those who do not accept Jesus as savior will be condemned for eternal damnation (Hell), not because they are sinners, but because they did not receive the free salvation God offered through Jesus Christ. This world will come to an end. This world defiled with sin will be burned in fire and God will create new heaven and earth. Those who are saved in Jesus Christ will have eternal life with God. Thos who rejected the salvation through Jesus Christ will suffer eternal damnation in Hell.

What One should do?
· Accept the fact that you are a sinner.
· Wages of Sin is death – eternal Punishment.
· Believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for your sin.
· Pray to Jesus to forgive your Sins
· God will then forgive your sins and justify you and make you His child
· God will give you His Holy Spirit in you and help you in your life
· The Holy Spirit will assure you of your salvation

Choice
God has given you the free will to accept or reject this salvation.
The choice is purely yours & the consequence also will be your!

Please read the following Bible Portions:
· All are sinners – Roman 3:10
· Salvation is Free by Faith in Jesus Christ – John 1:12; John 3:16; Rom 10:9

God Bless You. You can contact me

Star Gazers

Star Gazers

"The heavens declare the glory of God,
And the firmament showeth His handiwork;
Day unto day uttereth speech,
And night unto night revealeth knowledge;
There is no speech, there are no words, Neither is their voice heard.
Their line is gone out through all the earth,
And their words to the end of the world.
In them He has set a tent for the Sun,
Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
And rejoiceth as a strong man to run his course.
His going forth is from the end of the heaven,
And his circuit unto the ends of it;
And there is nothing hid from the heat thereof."

=== Bible, Psalm 19