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.

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)

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