MyOCC Login

Username:
Password:
Christian Forums, Christian Message Boards, Christian Discussion Forums
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

My Writings- Dr. Johnson

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Main Forum Page -> Original Writing
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 3:12 am    Post subject: My Writings- Dr. Johnson Reply with quote

From The Doctor's Diary-52- Make yourself available to the Lord

My audio messages are put up on a site called Podomatic and when I checked one day, the new audio messages were played 3 times from a place on the map which I couldn't identify easily. On placing the cursor on the place, the name " Magyarország" came up. Now that was some place that I had not heard of before. I googled the name and found it to be the Hungarian name of Hungary. Wow. I was amazed. I checked another site through which I can track my visitors and found someone from Szeged,Hungary had visited my site and downloaded 2 documents, one named Poison and the other, my daily devotional "365 Blessings." Praise the Lord.

What immediately struck my mind was how the Lord uses our gifts and talents for his glory according to his desires. Wonder whether the visitor realized that all this was no coincidence. The fact that stands out clearly is that if we make ourselves available to the Lord, he will use us. Brings also to mind the story that Jesus once said, "Again, it will be like a man going on a journey, who called his servants and entrusted his property to them. To one he gave five talents of money, to another two talents, and to another one talent, each according to his ability. Then he went on his journey. The man who had received the five talents went at once and put his money to work and gained five more. So also, the one with the two talents gained two more. But the man who had received the one talent went off, dug a hole in the ground and hid his master's money." (Matthew 25:14-18)

The time is coming when we will have to give an account to the Master who is returning, regarding the talents that he has entrusted us with. Regardless of where we are, we must make ourselves and our Christian work available to the Lord for his use. He will use us and our work, if we are willing to make ourselves and our work available to him. He is not bound by time or space as we are. All glory be to the Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent Triune God.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. (Psalm 37:5, 6)

2 things: commit your way and then trust in him. Whatever the problem, first lay it at the Lord's feet and then trust in him that he will make a way where there seems no way. The Israelites often fell into the hands of their enemies because of a lack of commitment to the Lord. During the times of Samuel, the prophet, they suffered at the hands of the Philistines. Samuel advised them to commit themselves afresh to the Lord.

And Samuel said to the whole house of Israel, "If you are returning to the LORD with all your hearts, then rid yourselves of the foreign gods and the Ashtoreths and commit yourselves to the LORD and serve him only, and he will deliver you out of the hand of the Philistines." (1 Samuel 7:3)

If you need continual deliverance from the enemy, you need to remain committed to the Lord. The Apostle Peter writes:
Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. (1 Peter 5:Cool
And to escape his snares every believer needs to remain committed to the Lord. Peter's advice to escape the devil's snare is this:
Resist him, standing firm in the faith...... (1 Peter 5:9)

And to stand firm in the faith, we need to remain committed to God and his Word. The promise for today states- commit and trust- and the result will be- he will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun. Let that be a reality in your life.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 1

The watch night service was wonderful.
We sang songs of praise, there were fine testimonies of the Lords wonderful doings in the lives of believers and we entered the new year as a church reading Psalm 136.
I preached on Matthew 17:4
Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters---one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”
Peter had seen something glorious and immediately had a plan.
He blurted out a few words and heaven responded to it. What actually happened was this.....
Matthew 17:1-6 NIV
[1] After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. [2] There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. [3] Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus. [4] Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters---one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” [5] While he was still speaking, a bright cloud covered them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!” [6] When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.

Listen to Jesus! was heaven's command to Peter.
We may have many plans like Peter did, but it's best to go by God's plan for us. His plans are best.
Let's seek his face everyday of this new year and do as he says.
He will never leave us nor forsake us.
__________________
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 9:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 2

While traveling to Kerala, India for a short vacation on Dec.23, I had a bad experience. The aircraft cabin pressure was discomforting to me and I had an episode of fainting. I recovered in a couple of minutes, and had a good vacation, most of it doing the Lord's work and visiting friends and relatives, but when it was time to fly back, I was a bit apprehensive.
Would the problem recur? was the question that haunted me.
All 10 days that I was in Kerala, I had prayed that the episode would not recur and by God's grace, it did not.
This testimony may sound trivial, but the experience taught me that we must not take any blessing of God for granted.
Every matter in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ is very closely related to him. We must remember that he is in charge of every aspect of our life, whether small or great.
We must never forget his goodness in our lives and give glory to him through our testimonies. As the Psalmist says,
Psalm 103:1-2 NIV
[1] Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. [2] Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits..........

So let's be faithful witnesses of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 3

The first Friday worship of the year; Friday because Fridays are the Sundays or weekly holidays in the Middle East.
We had a great time of worship and a call to surrender ourselves afresh to the Lord.
Surrender!.......what a word......
Surrender!.......how difficult......
What would surrendering ourselves to Jesus mean after all?
Letting him run our lives and us living in obedience to his Word would seem to be the most appropriate definition.
Regarding this, the Bible exhorts us in this manner......

Proverbs 3:5-8 NIV
[5] Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; [6] in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. [7] Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. [8] This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

Submission to God definitely brings blessings to our lives. One of these blessings is mentioned by James in his book. He says,
James 4:7 NIV
[7] Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Resisting the devil is only possible to one who is submitted to God.
There's victory in submission to God, so let's do it and be victorious, for the blessings of God are for the ones who are victorious.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 4

How significant is a needle? I mean it's just a thin short piece of metal with a minute aperture in it. What can it possibly achieve?
Had it a voice for itself, it could possibly get in to the Guinness book of records and every other record book for all that it has done for generations together.
God can really do wondrous things with seemingly insignificant people too.
Take for instance, an insignificant man called Gideon, living in fear of enemies and living with an inferiority complex. His story goes thus........

Judges 6:11-16 NIV
[11] The angel of the Lord came and sat down under the oak in Ophrah that belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, where his son Gideon was threshing wheat in a winepress to keep it from the Midianites. [12] When the angel of the Lord appeared to Gideon, he said, “The Lord is with you, mighty warrior. ” [13] “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but if the Lord is with us, why has all this happened to us? Where are all his wonders that our ancestors told us about when they said, ‘Did not the Lord bring us up out of Egypt?’ But now the Lord has abandoned us and given us into the hand of Midian.” [14] The Lord turned to him and said, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” [15] “Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family. ” [16] The Lord answered, “I will be with you , and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive.”

God enabled Gideon. He, along with God's chosen 300 men wrought a great victory over a mighty enemy army.
Do you feel insignificant this day?
God can do mighty things through you. Look to him and obey his voice. You will be a blessing to thousands.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 5

It's disturbing and pathetic to see Christian websites sporting advertisements of horoscopes and sites dealing with immoral behavior. Some of them who run such sites say they have no control over the ads. that they show. That's a lame excuse for sure.

These are the sites that are to lead people to Christ and make weak Christians stronger, yet they choose to make revenue to run these sites in the above said manner and in the process make weak Christians fall. Wonder what Jesus would think of such things.

Come to see, many things wordly are now OK with many Christian Churches and Fellowships too. Many are willing to gel in with worldly things and yet call themselves believers.

Regarding a nation that God chose for himself and called out from Egyptian bondage....Israel.... he had great hopes on them and for a while they lived up to his expectations, but then they backslid and endured his wrath.

The Apostle Paul writing to the Corinthian believers exhorted them in this manner......
For I do not want you to be ignorant of the fact, brothers, that our forefathers were all under the cloud and that they all passed through the sea. They were all baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. They all ate the same spiritual food and drank the same spiritual drink; for they drank from the spiritual rock that accompanied them, and that rock was Christ. Nevertheless, God was not pleased with most of them; their bodies were scattered over the desert. Now these things occurred as examples to keep us from setting our hearts on evil things as they did. Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: "The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in pagan revelry." We should not commit sexual immorality, as some of them did - and in one day twenty-three thousand of them died. We should not test the Lord, as some of them did - and were killed by snakes. And do not grumble, as some of them did - and were killed by the destroying angel. These things happened to them as examples and were written down as warnings for us, on whom the fulfillment of the ages has come. (1 Corinthians 10:1-11)

The above verses speaks to us too......now.....that we should not take things for granted.
And a final word of exhortation from the Apostle.....
So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don't fall! (1 Corinthians 10:12)
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 6

A believer friend spoke to me today of how he narrowly escaped two major accidents in a single day. He spoke about God's goodness and protection over him and his family.

Not once, not twice, but umpteen times, the Lord saves and he delivers his children, though we may not realize it every time. His watchful eyes are always keeping vigil over them who believe in him and live for him according to his Word.

In Psalm 121, the Psalmist sings,
The Lord will keep you from all harm; he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. (Psalm 121:7, 8)

I believe the Psalmist meant it when he sang it...... And we must believe.

Scores die each day in accidents. Some say that, that was all the life that God had given them. Others speak of fate.
But a believer in Jesus Christ and the triune God (Father, Son & The Holy Spirit)must believe that the Lord has promised him/her a long and fruitful life to do his will and that he is able to guard and guide them all through their lives.

To him who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, the promise from Psalm 91 says,
With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation. (Psalm 91:16)

Another great promise for them who love the Lord and acknowledge his name from the same Psalm goes like this.....
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. (Psalm 91:14)

The truth shall set us free.............
He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. (Proverbs 2:7, 8)
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 7

Of what I read in the papers, the quaint tradition of burning cars on New year's eve in France still continues. This year more than 1000 cars were burnt. The custom of setting vehicles alight on New Year’s Eve reportedly began in Strasbourg, in the 1990s, in the the city’s poorer neighbourhoods. It was then quickly adopted by youths in cities across the country. What a strange way to celebrate at the expense of other's property!

The Bible speaks of the depraved condition of men in the end days......
People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God...... (2 Timothy 3:2-4)

Without self-control, brutal, not lovers of good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure...........how true!

Amidst all the chaos, God is still seeking a people for himself; people who are willing to humble themselves and live for him, accepting his solution to the chaos; Jesus Christ.

The Bible is clear regarding God's righteous judgement in this matter.......
To those who by persistence in doing good seek glory, honor and immortality, he will give eternal life. But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evil, there will be wrath and anger. There will be trouble and distress for every human being who does evil: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile; but glory, honor and peace for everyone who does good: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. For God does not show favoritism. (Romans 2:7-11)

To them (us) who have put their faith in Jesus Christ, Jude, has an excellent piece of advice as to how we should live during these last days........
But you, dear friends, build yourselves up in your most holy faith and pray in the Holy Spirit. Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Be merciful to those who doubt; snatch others from the fire and save them; to others show mercy, mixed with fear - hating even the clothing stained by corrupted flesh. (Jude 1:20-23)
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 2:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 8

In 1995, a middle aged woman walked in to a meeting that I held on Wednesdays, suffering from after effects of a snake bite that she had a year ago. God did a miracle in her life and she was healed, she accepted Jesus as her savior and was baptized. Her husband who was a chronic alcoholic, chronic smoker and chronic asthmatic caused her much misery, but she prayed for him for 18 years. He accepted Jesus as savior last month (Dec.2013) and was baptized in water. When he was baptized, she testified with tears that she serves a living God, who answers prayers.

David, the psalmist sings,
Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled. O you who hear prayer, to you all men will come. When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions. Blessed are those you choose and bring near to live in your courts! We are filled with the good things of your house, of your holy temple. (Psalm 65:1-4)

For them (us) who believe in the only way, the truth and the life-Jesus Christ, answers to most prayers are only a matter of time. As the psalmist sings.......
You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas... (Psalm 65:5)

Approach the throne of grace with confidence, believing that God will answer your prayers that you pray in the name of Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world.

Jesus said, " And will not God bring about justice for his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he keep putting them off? I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly....................(Luke 18:7, 8)

Pray, believe and receive!
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 2:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 9

For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect ; if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time. So if anyone tells you, 'There he is, out in the desert,' do not go out; or, 'Here he is, in the inner rooms,' do not believe it." (Matthew 24:24-26)
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve. (2 Corinthians 11:14,15)


Careful then to what crusade you have packed your bags to! It's imperative that every believer in Jesus Christ prays for discernment these last days, for there are many false Christs and false prophets out there waiting to deceive the gullible.
Jesus warned his disciples long back and the warnings are for us too, that we may not be deceived.

As the Apostle Paul writes, Satan's servants will masquerade as servants of righteousness. They would be using the name of Jesus, but the power will be of the devil. And every person, (even believers) who goes to get prayed by such servants of Satan will be inviting a bondage in to their life.

Paul had the gift of discerning of spirits as we read in Acts Ch.16....
Once when we were going to the place of prayer, we were met by a slave girl who had a spirit by which she predicted the future. She earned a great deal of money for her owners by fortune telling. This girl followed Paul and the rest of us, shouting, "These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." She kept this up for many days. Finally Paul became so troubled that he turned around and said to the spirit, "In the name of Jesus Christ I command you to come out of her!" At that moment the spirit left her. (Acts 16:16-18)

Mind you, the spirit was not saying lies...."These men are servants of the Most High God, who are telling you the way to be saved." But Paul discerned in his spirit that it was an evil spirit, so he commanded it to come out of her and it left her.

False Christs....False Prophets......Servants of Satan......They are all out there.....masquerading as angels of light........Let's pray for discernment in these end days, so that we may not fall in to traps set by the enemy.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 10

Not many would know what Boanthropy means unless they google it or look it up in the dictionary. But there is a man mentioned in the Bible who suffered from this or a similar illness for 7 long years. He was the King of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar. In Boanthropy, the sufferer believes himself/herself to be an ox or cow and they prefer to eat and drink what an ox or bull does- grass and water.

Nebuchadnezzar's illness was a punishment from God for his arrogance and wickedness. Actually God had warned him of the same in a dream...a dream which only the prophet Daniel could interpret.
Here's how Daniel interpreted the king's dream......
"This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree the Most High has issued against my lord the king: You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes. The command to leave the stump of the tree with its roots means that your kingdom will be restored to you when you acknowledge that Heaven rules.
Therefore, O king, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue." (Daniel 4:24-27)

The king did not repent of his sins and wickedness, so what the prophet had said came to pass in 12 months time........He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. His body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird. (Daniel 4:33)

The king later testified....At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity was restored......All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?" At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble. (Daniel 4:34-37)

The bottom line being.............those who walk in pride, God is able to humble.....even now.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jan 18

Taking my vehicle for an auto-wash the other day really tested my level of patience . There were a couple of vehicles ahead and then the machine took over after I put my vehicle in neutral. I was out soon after, but then the owner of the first vehicle was not satisfied with the mopping and suction work of his vehicle and got into a prolonged argument with the supervisor. The guy after him and me kept waiting for our turns and with the look on the arguing guy's face, we didn't venture to speak to him to get going. The guy finally moved out and we heaved a sigh of relief.

Patience.......it's so vital in our Christian life.
Talking about the qualities that we must have as believers in Jesus Christ, the Apostle Peter says, "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;
And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness...." (2 Peter 1:5, 6)

But why patience? James, the epistle writer gives us the answer...
But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing. (James 1:4)

Paul, the Apostle, writing to the believers in Thessalonica said,
"Now we exhort you, brethren, warn them that are unruly, comfort the feebleminded, support the weak, be patient toward all men." (1 Thessalonians 5:14)

When we pass through troubles, often we get jittery and impatient, but we must remember that the Lord will work on our behalf if we wait patiently.
Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy. (James 5:11)

Yes, the Lord Jesus Christ is merciful. He will answer our prayers. Let us wait patiently in his presence and see the deliverance come true.
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
jeremiah7
Hall of Famer


Joined: 12 Jan 2006
Posts: 1242
Location: India

PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Feb. 1

"The Lord has done this for me," she said. "In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people."(Luke 1:25)


That's Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah, proclaiming the Lord's goodness. They were a couple who lived a life pleasing to God. The Author Luke writes,
Both of them were upright in the sight of God, observing all the Lord's commandments and regulations blamelessly. But they had no children, because Elizabeth was barren; and they were both well along in years. (Luke 1:6, 7)

For long, Elizabeth was suffering.....in her own words........she was suffering disgrace among her people. But now it was time for her to enjoy the Lord's favor...she was pregnant.
In the fullness of God's time, she gave birth to a son and her joy was complete.

Despite being a child of God, if you have been suffering disgrace for a while, God's time of favor will come to you soon; at a time that you do not expect. Perhaps you have lost hope, but let me tell you that Jesus loves you and he will answer your prayer.

They were upright in the sight of God.....is what we read regarding Zechariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:6...

The ones who are upright in the sight of God have blessings prophesied in the Bible for them....

Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peace. (Psalm 37:37)
Light is shed upon the righteous and joy on the upright in heart.(Psalm 97:11)
His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed. (Psalm 112:2)
Even in darkness light dawns for the upright, for the gracious and compassionate and righteous man. (Psalm 112:4)
He holds victory in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless.. (Proverbs 2:7)

A good future, light & joy, blessings for children, victory....all in store for the upright...Receive it with faith this day and glorify God. Praise the Lord.
_________________
Dr.Johnson Cherian M.D.PhD.
All my literature & art work are free for non-commercial use on blogs/webpages.
Site: http://www.jesuschrist.co.in
Blog: http://www.doctorjohnson.in
Graphics: http://www.freechristiangraphics.org
Radio: http://www.blessingsradio.com
E-Mail Me: johnson3570@gmail.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Main Forum Page -> Original Writing All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum