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2 Thessalonians 3:3

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Read: 2 Thessalonians 3:3

The certainty of our ultimate salvation is grounded in God’s faithfulness. The Lord is faithful to all His promises that He has made. The Lord cannot lie (Numbers 23:19). Neither will He alter nor fail to perform that which is gone out of His mouth.

Men may be faithless and turn out to be untrue, but not God. Though many (who are church members) may abandon their sacred and solemn vows and show no fidelity to the cause of Christ, God will never desert His great purpose on which He has set His heart and pledged His Word...


Psalm 16:11

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 16 October 2017

Read: Psalm 16:11

These words were penned by David as the last verse of a psalm in which he spoke of his assurance concerning the abiding presence of God’s goodness throughout his life. Incidentally, the last section of this psalm (namely verses 9 to 11) has been cited by the apostle Peter in Acts 2:25-28 to refer to Christ’s death and resurrection, saying, “For David speaketh concerning him”. According to Acts 13:35-37, the apostle Paul, while preaching at Antioch, also cited a portion from verse 10 of this psalm in reference to Christ’s resurrection...


1 Peter 5:10b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 15 October 2017

Read: 1 Peter 5:10b

Earlier, Peter has said in this verse that God of all grace has called us unto eternal glory by Christ Jesus. But the path through which our gracious God leads us to His eternal glory is strewn with suffering. As we journey through this world, we must be prepared to bear sufferings which we will encounter from time to time. It may appear strange that our gracious God would permit us to be afflicted. However, let us acknowledge that for the present, it is our lot to suffer according to His gracious plan for us...


Matthew 8:22

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Saturday, 14 October 2017

Read: Matthew 8:22

Jesus’ words were here spoken to a hesitant disciple, who requested that he be first permitted “to go and bury my father” (v. 21). He wanted to fulfil his obligation to his father first. We are not told whether his father had fallen very ill or just died. It appears that he was simply expressing his preference to be at home to look after his father till the latter’s death...


John 15:1

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Friday, 13 October 2017

Read: John 15:1

The metaphor “vine” that Jesus used to refer to Himself was not an unfamiliar one. Since the land of Israel abounded in vineyards, the illustration was very striking and comprehensible. Moreover, the Old Testament Scriptures on many occasions used “vine” as a metaphor for the nation of Israel. The Jewish people were referred to as God’s vineyard or God’s vine which He had planted (Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:8-16; Jeremiah 2:21; Ezekiel 19:10). In those passages, God was the Vinedresser who cared for the vine...


Psalm 10:16

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Thursday, 12 October 2017

Read: Psalm 10:16

The whole of Psalm 10 is an appeal to the LORD to intervene and deliver His afflicted people from their enemy, who is characterised as a proud boaster who persecuted the poor, showed no fear of God and lived an openly defiant and fraudulent life. The psalmist calls on the LORD to punish the wicked in verses 12-15, praises the LORD’s greatness in verse 16, and closes the psalm in verses 17-18 by expressing his confidence in the LORD’s willingness to rescue the helpless...


Revelation 20:15

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Read: Revelation 20:15

This is a divine declaration about those whom God will cast into the lake of fire, the place of eternal torment. This is certain to happen. Let not the strident voices of the unbelieving ones – that God will not cast anyone into eternal hell – ever cause us to doubt the certainty of His judgment, which is mentioned so clearly here. God will execute the judgment of the unrepentant and the unredeemed, just as He has said here...


John 11:25b

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Read: John 11:25b

Oh, with what great authority Christ spoke those words! Take note that He said “I am”, and not “I will be”. No human being could speak in such a manner, except the One who came down from heaven. Those are the words of the self-existing God, the Great “I AM”. He alone has the power to give life and to bring one back from death unto life...


Ephesians 4:27

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Monday, 09 October 2017

Read: Ephesians 4:27

The devil always attempts to influence and control Christians. He wants us to rebel against our Saviour and His people. So he strives to overpower and use us for his evil purposes. He is a wily character. If he could, he would use us to bring dishonour and shame to the Lord’s name and to disrupt the peace and effectiveness of the church.

He always looks for opportunities that he can take advantage of. He first studies our infirmities, temperaments, desires, ambitions, propensities, etc.; he then plans his move to assault us. He is a determined enemy....


Revelation 20:14

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Written by Rev (Dr) Prabhudas Koshy Sunday, 08 October 2017

Read: Revelation 20:14

This is a description of what follows the great white throne judgment. All the wicked dead shall be brought to life again and be judged according to their works by the Lord who sits upon the Throne. According to the previous verse, Revelation 20:13, “the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.” The mention of “the sea” giving up its dead makes it clear that regardless of how far a body has disintegrated...



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