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Archive for January 10, 2013

Accepting Christ Means Rejecting All Else— A.W. Tozer

A. W. Tozer

A. W. Tozer (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A.W. Tozer:
The notion that we enter the Christian life by an act of acceptance is true, but that is not all the truth. There is
much more to it than that. Christianity involves an acceptance and a repudiation, an affirmation and a denial.
And this not only at the moment of conversion but continually thereafter day by day in all the battle of life till the
great conflict is over and the Christian is home from the wars. To live a life wholly positive is, fortunately,
impossible. Were any man able to do such a thing it could be only for a moment. Living positively would be like
inhaling continuously without exhaling. Aside from its being impossible, it would be fatal. Exhalation is as
necessary to life as inhalation. To accept Christ it is necessary that we reject whatever is contrary to Him. This
is a fact often overlooked by eager evangelists bent on getting results. Like the salesman who talks up the good
points of his product and conceals its disadvantages, the badly informed soulwinner stresses the positive side
of things at the expense of the negative.

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Village well is result of tithing!!

Jesus in Pray

Jesus in Pray (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Kerry Mauldin
It is a joy when you go the distance to a village and share the Truth of the Word and see a village learn and put it to use!!
This last tour of villages we really focused on tithing and giving so that the villages can experience Gods plan of blessing!!
When we go to a village church and only 2 of 50 pay tithe and they meet in a grass hut some years, teaching is needed!! 
In this world, people are often quick to ask or even expect someone else to provide for them and feel they are entitled…
We ask and expect God to bless us and provide for us, even when we “rob” Him.
If we don’t learn to walk in obedience to His Word, His blessing can not come!!
It is a joy to see Pastor Babu follow up on the teaching we gave and the people learn to give!  It is a joy to help people that are giving themselves for a project.  7000rs is about $140 of the cost of the well!!  PTL!!
We leave Feb 18 for India and the villages and  anticipate blessing many villages with wells, churches, and meeting needs of widows and handicapped.  We are in anticipation of applications of 45 churches and wells for villages that need a church or well!
We so appreciate your prayers and encouragement,
Kerry and Melody
PO BOx 140402
Broken Arrow, Ok 74014
 Request for a Bore well  from Pastor.Yesu Babu – Mahima Prayer House 
To Rev. Kerry Sir,
Jaya Prabhakar Sir & elders ,
Greetings to you in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ… Sir am Pastor Yesu Babu bringing these few lines on behalf of Mahima Prayer House at Gabbilalapeta Jevasher Nagar …
Sir , we are obliged to find favor in your yes and observe our meeting as God’s purpose to send help to our Church through your Ministry …  all the members of Mahima Prayer House convey their heartfelt thanks to you for visiting us and Praying for our needs and requirements … Six months back we have approached you with a Prayer Request regarding bore well requirement for our Prayer house , in response to that application to you , you have personally visited us Preached to us , you taught our members about the importance of Church unity and members’ necessary contribution in volunteering in every aspect of Church activities – with your given inspiration our members learnt a valuable lesson of team spirit and one by one , many have come forward to share a contribution for the collection amount
Name of the Member  Amount
1 Chiinna Rs. 1,000/-
2 Yakobu Rs. 1,000/-
3 Raja Narsamma Rs.   500/-
4 Annamma Rs. 1,000/-
5 Yelleshamma Rs. 1,000/-
6 Kondayya Rs.   500/-
7 Pastor. Yesu Babu (me) Rs. 2,000/-
Total Rs. 7,000/-
We collected about Rs. 7,000/- for the bore well purpose …..!!
Sir , you have asked us how and where would we fix the bore well – Sir the Prayer house is located next to the colony I reside in , we have enough space inside the colony and fix a tank outside the colony , from where all the people will be able to get water for free , thus we’ll gather people around to whom I introduce my self and Preach Gospel …
In the beginning , along with my family when I moved into this colony where the neighbors are non believers  , the neighbors gave us a warm welcome and very soon we got along well , I introduced myself as a Pastor and slowly started Preaching Gospel by sharing my Testimony – Sir , I come from a very poor family , my father passed away when I was still in my mother’s womb . My mother took care of me , my elder siblings – a sister and a brother , all alone by working as a daily wage worker…
When I was six year old , I fell ill and was hospitalized , physicians treating me declared me to die within an hour – my mother pleaded with the doctors to help me survive , but my condition was worsening , soon I slipped into coma and my body temperature was falling low , my heart stopped beating and doctors gave up over my life and my body was being prepared to take into the mortuary room… Learning about my condition my grand mother ( My father’s mother ) visited me in the hospital bringing along with her four Pastors , till that time among my whole family only my granny was as a believer  – Pastors Prayed for me and I miraculously awoke from the deep sleep , doctors marveled to see me regaining consciousness and pulse – very soon I’ve been healthy as if I never feel ill …
My mother rejoiced in the Lord’s name who Healed me and saved my life from death , my whole family surrendered to the Lord and accepted Jesus as the Savior and never looked back since then – There after my family and I have witness many of the Lord;s works in our lives and always Praised and thanked Him for all His mercies …
When I was 13 year old  I journey to Hyderabad from Prakhasham district , I even visited Warangal district where I attended a Gospel Prayer meeting – after hearing the Word I desired to grow up as a Pastor and learn many more things about Christ and the Gospel – since then I regularly attended Church , Prayer meetings – during such visits to Prayer meetings I had once met  Pastor Ravi at ‘ Hosanna Church ‘ , he helped me a lot to understand many things about the Word – I received God’s call when I was 16 years old – I submitted myself to the Lord’s will , it took me 5 years to get qualified in the theory course required to get educationally qualified as a Pastor – Later in the year 2004 , I went back to Hyderabad following God’s shown vision – when I came to Hyderabad I had only Rs.240 /- but God never lacked me anything , though I faced many obstacles in the process of establishing my vision into reality – the ” Mahima Prayer House ” , God was with me through out and gradually Blessed me with the Church which is named ” Mahima Prayer House ” according to His shown vision – there after number of the people in the congregation started increasing gradually ..
God has Blessed me with a wife named Jyoti, whose also a believer , she was a member of Pastor. Christudassu’s Church .. we both together work in the Church activities and Preach Gospel among the non believers … God has also Blessed me with a daughter named Jerusha and a son named Seon Raj ..
Sir , am glad that I could share my Testimony once again through this application , on behalf of the members of  ” Mahima Prayer House ” , I request you to kindly look into our request and help us with the required monetary support after considering Rs. 7,000/- which we have collected for the bore well purpose … Kindly remember ” Mahima Prayer House ” , its members and my family in your Prayers  ….We Pray to read from you soon , thanking you….!!
Yours in Christ ,
Pastor.Yesu Babu ,
Mahima Prayer House ,
Gabbilalapeta ,
Jevasher Nagar..


This is a very sad and sickening look into the rationale for killing babies and getting rid of those that some think do not fit into their idea of worthy life. The culture of death in this county is growing by leaps and bounds and is no longer hidden behind doors. God forgive them!

Originally posted on Citizen Tom:

the man behind the mask

Why is the term “hypocrite” considered such a vile insult? Jesus condemned the Pharisees in Matthew 23 as hypocrites.


n : a person who professes beliefs and opinions that they do not  hold [syn: dissembler, phony, phoney, pretender]

Here is the origin of the term.

 hypocrisy (n.)

c.1200, ipocrisie, from O.Fr. ypocrisie, from L.L. hypocrisis, from Gk. hypokrisis “acting on the stage, pretense,” from hypokrinesthai “play a part, pretend,” also “answer,” from hypo- “under” (see sub-) + middle voice of krinein “to sift, decide” (see crisis). The sense evolution in Attic Greek is from “separate gradually” to “answer” to “answer a fellow actor on stage” to “play a part.” The h- was restored in English 16c.

Hypocrisy is the art of affecting qualities for the purpose of pretending to an undeserved virtue. Because individuals and institutions and societies most often live down to the suspicions about them, hypocrisy and its accompanying equivocations underpin the conduct of…

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