Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.

The festival of the cross is indeed a great day for humanity across the world.It certainly is very significant to millions of people on this earth.It is the cross that has stopped many from being rude, unkind,and selfish.The peace we speak often is because of the Cross,the cross has taught us to love .The cross makes our lives full,without it we are somewhat like cannibals, we don’t really eat the flesh of another human being but we do more harm than that.

Even a very powerful person bows before a cross that’s because it is not possible for everyone to acquire that special power to accept humiliations, criticism silently.Our greatness lies in our acceptance of hatred from somebody for whom we have immense love and respect.The cross has divided the world into two;if you believe in the cross then you certainly have love for all but if you have no affections for human beings of all denomination then you can never ever accept the cross as a symbol of your salvation.

It is not only the devil who is scared of the Cross but even great dictators,kings, princes and princesses had great fear of the Cross,because they knew the fact that no other weapon was more powerful than the cross.Yes the cross has conquered the hearts of billions and billions are scared of the cross because they also know it’s real power but cannot accept the teachings of the cross because it doesn’t speak of any easy things,it has no easy message for mankind.The message of the cross is nothing but sufferings,forgiveness. It doesn’t speak of unlimited pleaures, it doesn’t assure anyone of easy life or easy death.The cross speaks of afflictions, terrible pain and sufferings.It is the truth, it is the real meaning of life.No one can avoid a cross on this earth, we all are carrying a cross of our own may be small or a huge one depends on the kind of responsibility we shoulder.

The interesting fact is that almost 52 countries have banned the teaching or preaching of the holy Bible because of the message of the cross.Legions of devils flee when they see the holy cross in the hand of a righteous person.Dreaded diseases are healed by the touch of the holy cross.I love the cross because billions oppose it. In the present world we find people oppose only the good activities not the evil one.Accepting the message of the cross means living a simple life of chastity and It is really very difficult for wealthy people to remain chaste,a life devoid of unnatural lusts,perversion etc.

Pornography has not been banned by many but the message of the cross has been banned and that is the twist in the history of mankind, that speaks of the glory of the cross.We all know that there are laws in almost every country concerning the private life of a human being that is why we are all jealous of an illegal relationship, we speak ill of people having such relationship yet most people love it.

Sometimes the statutes of men are contradictory to their real interests.We understand it but we love to keep it because our real pleaures lie therein.So the teachings and the messages of the cross will never ever be accepted by all.

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Enemies of the Christian

It’s a great post indeed. A relevant post for the present time when most people are at a fix at the times of temptations.So this article is certainly very helpful for those who are still fighting their battles to come to the path that will take them to Paradise. Thanks a lot “CHILD OF GOD ” for sharing this beautiful and amazing article.God bless. 💕

From The Darkness Into The Light

Look to Christ when under attack

Enemies of the Christian

For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
— Ephesians 6:12

Possibly you have already found that you have enemies. These are dangerous, vicious enemies who will use any method to defeat you in your Christian life. Within minutes after you made your decision you found these enemies already at work: either you were tempted to commit some sin, or you had a moment of depression and discouragement. To be sure, everything is exciting and thrilling just after you have made your decision for Christ! But it is also natural to have doubts, problems, questions, temptations, discouragements, and even difficulties.

The Bible teaches that you have three enemies that will be warring against you as long as you live. You must be prepared. They must…

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Complete -dictation from THE END TIMES

If people only reflected to what subjection they hand themselves over when they espouse sin,they would not sin but people do not think.They look at the fleeting moment and its joy,and worse than Esau they barter their divine generation for a plate of lentils.

Nevertheless,Satan does not make use only of this violent seducer of mankind.However few people do reflect, usually there are still many who,not out of love, but out of fear of punishment, do not want to sin mortally,and so behold the other Satanic minister, the second beast. Beneath lamb’s clothing he has a dragon’s spirit.

He is the second manifestation of Satan and he corresponds to Gabriel,because he announces the Beast and is its stronger power:he is the one that dismantles without being noticed and persuades with false sweetness that it is right to follow the footsteps of the beast.

It is useless to speak of political power and of the world.If anything, you may attribute the name of human Power to the first and human science to the second. While human Power by itself produces rebels,when Science is merely human it corrupts without producing rebellion and drags to perdition a countless number of followers. How many are lost through intellectual pride which makes them despise the Faith,and how many kill their souls with the pride that separates God!For though I will reap on the last day the harvest of the world,already a reaper is amongst you.It is this spirit of Evil who mows you down and does not turn you into ears of eternal grain,but hay for the dwellings of Satan.

One,only one science is necessary, I will repeat it a thousand times :to know God and serve him,to know him in all things, to see him in what happens, and to be able to distinguish him from his adversary,so as not to fall into perdition.Instead you are concerned about increasing your human knowledge,to the detriment of superhuman knowledge.

I do not condemn science.In fact I am pleased that mankind should learnedly probe the knowledge which it has been accumulating, so as to be more and more able to understand Me and admire Me in My works.I have given you intelligence for this purpose but you must use it to see God in the law of the stars, in the formation of flowers and in the conception of beings, not use it to violate life or deny the creator.

Rationalism, Humanism,Philosophism,Theosophism,Naturalism,Classisism,Darwinism,:you have schools and doctrines of all kinds and you are concerned with all of them,though the truth is much perverted or eliminated in them.It is only the school of Christianity that you do not want to follow and examine closely.

Such resistance is natural, after all. If you examined your religious culture closely, you would have to either follow the Law,and you do not want to,or openly confess that you want to trample upon the law,and again you do not want to and so you do not want to become learned in supernatural Science.

You poor fools! What will you do with your little schools and your little words when you have to take My exam?You have put out in yourselves the infinite light of true science and you thought you could enlighten your souls with makeshift light,just like some poor lunatics who would think they have put out the sun and made a new one with many little lamps.But even if the fog hides the sun,the sun is always there in My firmament.Even if with your dictrines you create a fog which veils Knowledge and Truth,Truth and Knowledge still exist because they come from Me, who am eternal.

Seek true Wisdom and you will understand Science as it should be understood.Clear your souls of all their artificial superstructures,and set up in them true Faith.Like spires of a spiritual cathedral there shall flower in your souls Science,Wisdom,Intellect and Fortitude,Humility and Temperance,because real scholers know not only what is humanly knowable.They know also the most difficult of all things :self -control with regard to the passions of the flesh and turning their lower parts into the pedestals for their souls to be raised and their spirits to be launched Heavenwards, towards Me,who came and am in all things, and who love to be the true and holy Master of My brothers and sisters.

( As Jesus said to Maria Valtorta)

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A DULL LIFE

Are we habituated in spreading rumours and hatred?

May be that’s why we are so sad and are discontented.

Success through true hardships give all of us true joy,

fake success!Our mental peace and happiness certainly destroy.

To be truly happy we have to call a spade a spade,

if we pretend to be happy to please others we will be somewhat dead.

It is painful to be poor before others in body mind and souls,

but in it lies the secrets of reaching our true goals.

What are we going to do with few days of fake friendship?

When such friends will go away we will be alone in our trip.

A lonely life of truth and honesty looks somewhat dull,

but at the end of our journey the real beauty it will unfurl.

There’s no harm in allowing the world to know who really I am,

so that later on in life they don’t declare me a damn sham.

I am unfaithful so I do have little faith in others,

I am scared I will be cheated and that’s what bothers.

Many had started together the monotonous journey of life,

yet some have reached top today as so fast I couldn’t drive.

It is often said that ‘slow and steady always wins the race’,

but being successful by cheating others I will have a shameless face.

So cheer up my soul there’s no harm at all in being unsuccessful,

trying to be just and honest is life’s true and perfect rule.

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A visit to ‘GOD’S OWN COUNTRY’ Kerala

It was a really an amazing trip to Kerala, God’s own country for which I could not be in touch with so many beautiful people, I could not read your lovely, inspiring articles. It was not just an ordinary Holiday trip rather it was for a purpose. Great Vincentians from almost every Diocese gathered at the same venue at Muvattuhpuza to attend the AGM.The local committee under the leadership of the National President Dr.Johnson Varghese worked tirelessly to make it a grand one.They spared no pains to make the visitors happy and feel at home.We never felt out of our homes because of their presence. They arranged everything we required. The early morning coffee at 6am to sumptuous meals at lunch, their local snacks at tea break and gala dinner at night was prepared in an orderly manner to ensure that everyone was fit and fine during their stay over there.The AGM was blessed by a holy mass and then the Most Rev.Bishop of the Diocese prayed and lighted the lamp after the enthronement of The Holy Bible.For three days we had a rigorous discussions and sharing of the work done by different Central Councils of different areas.Every one was given the chance to speak about his/her works in the respective region.I was really surprised to find the National president always in a friendly mood.sometimes I noticed him perspiring but he always had a smile on his face.After the real work we got a chance to visit few pilgrimage centres like the tomb of Saint Alphonsa and the Church where the remains of Blessed Kunjachan have been kept.It was really worth visiting.The ambience in the pilgrimage centre was truly amazing.People prayed and maintained silence to ensure that no one was disturbed.I looked up to the beautiful shrine like many others, prayed and thanked the Lord for his amazing grace.It was worth attending the AGM as I learnt so many things and ways of serving the poorest of the poor and the downtrodden. Helping out the needy doesn’t require so much of wealth but it does require the attitude of serving.One has to feel that something needs to be done and the support will be there for such a person.Works of charity eradicate suffering from the society so everyone is benefited from it.Some are really very busy with their work but they can contribute or are ready to contribute provided they come across the right person with the attitude of serving.That is the real job of the members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.

Receiving certificate for two of my conferences from the National President of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Dr.Johnson Varghese Principal, Nirmala College, Muvattuhpuza,Kerala.

THE FIRST SIN

Sundays are great days,a day different from the other days.On this day one can rest,look after the cleaning of the house and it’s also a day when one can look after one’s soul.I decided to read the Holy Bible.After reading Genesis 4,I stopped and felt like sharing something new;my own findings which are not in the book.

Cain took his brother Abel to the field and killed him.Cain committed the worst sin even after getting the assurance of the Lord “If you do well,will you not be accepted?And if you do not do well,sin is lurking at the door;its desire is for you,but you must master it.” Genesis 4:7

Then the Lord said to him,’Not so!Whoever kills Cain will suffer a sevenfold vengeance.’And the Lord put a mark on Cain,so that no one who came upon him would kill him.Then Cain went away from the presence of the Lord,and settled in the land of Nod,east of Eden. -Genesis 4:15-16

Cain knew his wife,and she conceived and bore Enoch;and he built a city,and named it Enoch after his son Enoch. -Genesis 4:17

Adam knew his wife again, and she bore a son and named him Seth,for she said,’God has appointed for me another child instead of Abel,because Cain killed him. -Genesis 4:25

Adam and Eve were the first man and woman whom God had created in his own image.The Holy Bible speaks nothing about any other creation in the land of Nod,east of Eden.The question is ;Who was the wife of Cain?Where did she come from?

Before the creation God lived with his beloved Archangels and angels,who worshiped him,adored him and stayed beside him.Out of those angels and archangels he had some favourite ones. Lucifer was the favourite one just like archangel Michael.Lucifer had mastered almost all the art of the Almighty.Everything was going on well but when God decided to make man and woman in his own image Lucifer didn’t like the idea.He felt sad persuaded the Lord to give up that particular idea as he knew that his importance would become less.So he revolted and said that “He was like God” and archangel Michael cried aloud and said “Who is like unto God?” and thus a worst battle had begun in which archangel Michael won the battle in favour of God and drove Lucifer and the other angels who supported him into a deep pit of fire called hell.

From that very moment Lucifer’s plan was to spoil the newly created man and woman.He entered into the serpent and tempted Eve to eat the fruit of the tree that is in the middle of the Garden. -Genesis 3:3

As one sin gives birth to thousands the eating of the fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden of Eden gave birth to sin like disobedience,then the sin of jealousy grew in Cain’s mind when the Lord had regard for Abel and his offering.Then out of jealousy grew the sin of anger in Cain and finally the sin of murder.Lucifer was successful in his activities.

In the meantime When God created Adam and Eve Lucifer also started creating human beings with all the negativism in them.To get the offspring of Adam and Eve have relationship with Lucifer’s created human beings the plot of Abel’s murder was planned and carried out successfully. Finally as a murderer Cain got his wife in the land of Nod.The meeting and mating of good and evil had begun.

It happens with us too,whenever we are in a state of sin and are not God fearing or haughty we come across people like us to make our lives worst.It is our uncleanliness that enable us to invite people of poor quality into our lives.

Bad people have no power to come into the lives of good people.If I have chosen a bad person to be my life partner then I must have been in a state of sin at that moment.I wasn’t in a good state. Yet I have changed that situation into good because of the grace of our Lord, that special mark which he had put on Cain’s forehead as he was about to run away after killing his brother.

The battle is going on behind the curtains, which is invisible but many are able to notice it in their daily lives.Sometimes we plan for the best but we end up in the worst.We plan to repent and hold on to something or someone like a climber to rise again but we fall repeatedly. That is the moment when we have to ask the lord to have mercy on us,to forgive us our sins and cleanse us with holy blood of the mighty one who had shed his blood to fight the battle against hell.No one can fight this battle alone because there is someone who has been empowered to rule over hell and he is the prince of peace,king of kings.

He is not like the powerful kings of this earth who are always worried of the powers of their enemies.So have courage and be strong to fight the battle and be a winner at the end of this life.

N.B.I am not a theologian,I don’t want to hurt the feelings of anyone through this article but I solicit your comments, suggestions and references if any and bring me to the true light if possible.I ASSURE YOU THAT IF NECESSARY THEN I SHALL REMOVE THE POST IF YOU CAN SHOW ME SOME OTHER VALID PROOFS/ANSWERS OF MY QUESTIONS.THANKS A LOT.

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FORGIVENESS

In my previous posts I had written about grace and curses.I do not know why I feel like sharing more of spititual matters.I am always attracted to spirituality especially when I notice the sufferings of people around me.There is lack of joy and happiness in every spheres of life. There is a feeling of emptiness in most people.We all are looking for something but we do not know exactly what we are searching for.

What is it that we really need?People are very intelligent yet they are hankering after things like overwork,unlimited entertainment and many other things which ultimately make them sick,unhappy and even deceived.There is backbitings, criticism, jealousy haterd,Vanity, lies,greed and so on.We are ready to pray but not ready to forgive,we are ready to help but for special credit. We are ready to spend time for yogas and exercises but not at all ready to eat less.

There was a time when people had limited money so they ate less.Today people have more money but are not allowed to eat more.That’s because we have violated the laws of the nature and have brought upon us unknown diseases, complicated relationship. I myself feel that there is less love and affections among us today.I can see that people are least bothered of the illnesses of their dear ones. I have seen people returning home from the hospitals and nursing homes after admitting their dear ones,they sit for a while to think and when it’s time for the favourite soaps and serials they cannot refrain.

I have to think of every activities of my life.I have to find the reason for every accidents. Every accident occurs for a reason.After reflecting on all those matters I had decided to offer everything to the Lord. So I pray to the Lord to forgive my sins, the sins of my dear ones and ancestors to be protected from occult,witchcrafts and illnesses.

I do not know whether it will be of any use to anyone or not but on this 💞Friendship day💞 I wish to share a beautiful prayer of help which I recite almost everyday.

PRAYER TO REMOVE GENERATIONAL CURSES.

O Merciful God,I and my forefathers violated your commandments,laws and judgements.Our ancestors sinned;they are no more,and we bear the weight of their guilt (Lam 5:7).Forgive us our sins and break the generational curses caused by our ancestors through their worship of false Gods,witchcraft,adultery and unnatural sex,injustice towards the weak,the helpless and the widows.The earth is defiled ;for we and our ancestors violated your decrees (Is24:5).O Loving God,break our ancestral curses of theft,perjury,dishonouring parents,murder,violence,alcoholism, abortions,cheating,cruelty shown to human beings and to animals and other sins.

O Loving God, we have sinned, we have done wrong, we have acted wickedly, we have betrayed your commandments and rulings and turned away from them.We have not listened to your prophets and priests/pastors who spoke in your name to us and to our ancestors and to all the people of the country (Daniel9:5-6).Have mercy on us, O loving God and pardon us because Jesus Christ has redeemed us from the curses of the Law(Gal 3:13-14),I now wash away all our sins through the blood of Jesus and break all the bondages and remove all the personal and ancestral curses.Deliver us and our coming generations from the consequences of curses,like hunger,thirst,lack of clothing and total privations (Deut 28:48).Set us and our children free from curses of our ancestors (Ex 20:5).Put us, O Lord, always at the head, not at the tail,on the top and never underneath (Deut 28:13).

O Merciful God,bless us, extend our lands,and let your hand be with us,keep harm away from us and remove our distress (1 Chr 4:10).O Merciful God, give us peace in the land where we live.Rid the land off beasts of prey.Never let the sword, violence and riot pass through our land.Give us and our children and their thousand generations ” the blessings of heaven above,blessings of the deep lying below,the blessings of the breasts and womb (children),the blessings of grain and flowers and the blessings of eternal mountains and the blessings of everlasting hills”(Gen 49:25-26).We make this prayer in the Name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour.Amen.

Special thanks to Rev.Fr.Dr.George Varghese Arackal V.C for the prayer which he has published in his book “My delight is in you”

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