• On Jan 15

    Lungi.When you say that word, it could mean a South Indian home wear bottom or 1st name of South Africa's new fast bowler!Context determines meaning.

    Read the Bible in context. For eg. 2 Cor. 5:21 cannot support HyperGrace after u read next vs, 2 Cor.6:1 'Don't receive grace in vain."

  • On Jan 15

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Fasting Prayer: A Challenge To Seek His Face for the Facebook Generation - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Jan 13

    Duke

    We had a blessed time at the Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer at our base in Secunderabad. Duke shared on What the Bible Teaches about Time Put in Outline "TIME". Prayers for nations first. Prayers for needs finally. Testimonies heard. Folks from different walks of life - homemakers to corporate pros attended. Folks working in companies such as HSBC, Infosys and Deloitte were there. Evangelin Duke led in the prayer for needs. Blessed time! Want to join an event like this next time we have it(as you too live in Hyderabad like us)? WhatsApp us 8886040605. - Duke Jeyaraj https://www.youtube.com/attribution_link?a=LI5526bX2oQ&u= %2Fwatch%3Fv%3DztHi75EHD60%26feature%3Dshare

  • On Jan 09

    TIME CAN BE UP FOR ANYONE OF US READING THIS

    TIME CAN BE UP FOR ANYONE OF US READING THIS
    Duke Jeyaraj brings out a Bible Truth from viral Oprah Winfrey speech

    Oprah Winfrey famously said while talking about powerful, rich men who sexual advantage of women who worked under them this: “Their time is up!” She did this on 7 January 2018 in her acceptance speech at the 2018 Golden Globes. That reminded me of the fact that for anyone of us reading this, the time can be up! Now, is the time for ALL of us to turn from sin and put our faith in Jesus who died for us on the Cross and rose again, the Bible teaches (2 Cor. 6:2). The Bible gives us three reasons why this time can over pretty quickly: 1. We can die anytime (James 4:14, The Bible). 2. Jesus can return any second and after that it will be too late to come to him (I Tim. 5:2-3, The Bible). 3. The Holy Spirit who is speaking to us now may stop speaking to still-stubborn-in-sin us, and when this happens we can’t get saved (Gen. 6:3, The Bible). Eternal Hell awaits those for who still haven’t turned from sin and put their faith in Jesus whom the time will be eventually up! But a joy unspeakable and full of glory awaits those who turn from sin and turn to Christ, right now (I Peter 1:8, The Bible)!!!

    (The author of this piece, Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, an Indian ministry this is reader-supported. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

  • On Jan 08

    A Challenge to Read and Understand Every Section of the Bible - Duke Jeyaraj.

    A Challenge to Read and Understand Every Section of the Bible - Duke Jeyaraj. God bless our volunteer Sunil Babu who has started the work of splitting my longer YouTube videos into chewable short bits! https://t.co/pu70DOrzkY

  • On Jan 06

    Duke

    What The Bible Teaches About Time Put In Acronym T-I-M-E by Duke Jeyaraj - a message he shared with those who joined for the G-4 Mission event today, Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer.

  • On Jan 03

    DOES THE BIBLE CHALLENGE US TO READ IT DAILY?

    DOES THE BIBLE CHALLENGE US TO READ IT DAILY?
    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    The Guardian reported that people spend about three hours a day on their smartphone (29 December 2016). While we spent a lot of time with our smartphones, do we even start an important thing like Bible-reading?

    Is there any challenge in the Bible that calls us to read the Bible DAILY? Indeed! Where?

    The first challenge to read the Bible daily comes from HEAVEN!

    During the wilderness journey of the Israelites, manna from heaven came down! The people of Israel had to collect the manna from heaven daily and consume it immediately (Ex. 16:3). The Bible is a Heaven-inspired book (2 Tim. 3:16). We must spend time daily in God’s Word, collecting God’s truth for us from it for our spiritual nourishment!

    We have a challenge from the PALACE, next, inspiring us to read the Bible daily!

    The King of Israel were called to acquire a copy of the Laws of God and read it daily, the Law of Moses proclaimed (Dt 17:18-19). In the New Testament, aren’t we the kings, as we are called the royal priesthood (I Pet. 2:9)? Should we also not read God’s Word daily so that we will know how to behave in his Kingdom and extend his rule on earth daily?!

    The third challenge for daily Bible reading comes from the TEMPLE! Jesus had this noticeable habit of going to the Temple, and teaching there daily (Lk 19:47; Matt 26:55). He taught in the Temple daily as if to tell us that we should take efforts to be exposed to his words daily and lap them up!!!

    The fourth challenge for daily Bible reading comes from the PRAYER-CLOSET! Jesus taught us to pray for our “daily bread” (Luke 11:3). As much as we need physical bread we need spiritual bread, don’t we? Don’t we need it daily?

    The fifth challenge for daily Bible reading comes from the HOUSE!

    The believers of Berea, went HOME and checked up the Word of God daily (Acts 17:11). Why? They wanted to check if the spoken Word of God preached by the apostles was according to what was written Word of God!

    If we read three chapters of the Bible on weekdays (Monday through Friday) and four chapters in the weekend (Saturday and Sunday), we can complete reading the full Bible in a single year! Why not try that this year?!

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author, finished his B. Tech. in SHUATS in 1997 and a Doctor of Ministry in SABC in 2014. He founded Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission in 2006. He has preached in over 20 Indian States and in a few nations. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife and two children. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

  • On Jan 02

    Our New Year, may not be pain-free, but it can be weight gain free and wine free.

    Our New Year may not be problem-free. But it can be porn-free. In the New Year we may not gain all of the world's wealth. But we can choose to say bye to filth. The Lord will give us this type of freedom that brings joy. And we too need to show some resolve like Jesus. Jesus 'resolved' to march toward Jerusalem to be crucified (Luke 9:51). Let's take efforts to imitate him! There are those that teach that Christianity is effortless and that we must not take any effort to be godly or to grow in holiness. That is a wrong teaching from the hyper-grace cult camp. Listen to this for further clarification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ3hZj0t6QY ...

  • On Jan 01

    Our New Year may not be Pain-Free,but we can choose to make it Porn-free;it may not be Agony-free, but we can choose to make it alcohol-free

    Our New Year may not be Pain-Free,but we can choose to make it Porn-free;it may not be Agony-free, but we can choose to make it alcohol-free

  • On Jan 01

    Jesus used the word 'year' twice.

    Both in the context of grace! 'Year of Lord's favor'/'one more year I will spare this vineyard....it will bear fruit.' Let us cooperate with already-available grace to bear fruit for Jesus in the New Year!

  • On Dec 31

    “What am I going to wear TONIGHT?” - that’s a question that sometimes merits (all) our attention, perhaps.

    But what’s more important is the answer to this originally Jesus-asked question, a question which hyper-grace guys hate: “If you died TONIGHT where would you go and what will happen to the things that take all your attention now?” (Lk12:20, my version).

  • On Dec 31

    PRESENTING WHAT THE BIGGEST BOOK OF THE GREATEST BOOK HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE HOTTEST TOPICS TO THE GOOGLE GENERATION & TOUCHING 'YOU' THE SMARTPHONE USER WHERE-EVER YOU ARE WITH DEEP DAILY DEVOTIONS

    PRESENTING WHAT THE BIGGEST BOOK OF THE GREATEST BOOK HAD TO SAY ABOUT THE HOTTEST TOPICS TO THE GOOGLE GENERATION & TOUCHING 'YOU' THE SMARTPHONE USER WHERE-EVER YOU ARE WITH DEEP DAILY DEVOTIONS
    Brief Annual Report of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission, the ministry of Duke Jeyaraj and Evangelin Duke.

    2017 was indeed a blessed year of ministry for us at Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission. We reached out to the Google Generation through a pulpit and print ministry, through tracts-outreach and technology-enabled outreach this year.

    In the month of January 2017, Evangelin Duke preached a stirring message “Tonight Can Be Your Miracle Night” from the life of King Hezekiah to fasting believers of the New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, following Rev. Younus Samuel's invitiation. Believers were encouraged. Duke, on Sunday afternoons, of this month, taught believers of New Life AG Church, Hyderabad. He summarised Wisdom Literature books of the Old Testament using his trade-mark acronym style.

    In the month of February 2017, Duke Jeyaraj shared a Bible Study titled “The Longest Book On The Hottest Topics”. It was a study on what the longest Bible book in terms of words, the book of Jeremiah, had to teach about topics such as sex, love and marriage and such hot topics. People from the Corporate world (including Microsoft) were there. Ashwin Emmanuel hosted this study in his 22nd floor flat in Mantri Celestia in Gachibowli, Hyderabad. Corporate folk were edified.

    In the month of March 2017, the entire Duke Jeyaraj family was in the country of Oman following the invitation of Uncle D. Stanley. Another video uploaded on Duke’s YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/visitduke (which crossed over 3 lakh hits this year) was recorded there! The YouTube Generation were touched. This month, the official magazine of Center for Global Leadership Development (SABC) published Duke’s article, Walking In The Spirit To Beat Sexual Temptation. In the same month, Duke was invited by Pas. Peter Samuel to preach to the youth of the Bethel Church in Chanda Nagar, Hyderabad. Duke did a Q and A message on Relationships. Duke was invited back by the same church, twice this year - once to preach to the corporate pros of this church and a another time to preach to the youth of the church. Duke spoke on the perils of smartphone addiction from a biblical standpoint. The response to the altar call given was encouraging.

    In the month of April 2017, along with G4 Mission volunteers, Duke Jeyaraj gave out tracts to spectators who came to watch a IPL Match in Hyderabad. This was just one of the different places that Duke and his team gave out the Bubbly/Dhoni tract this year. This year we also updated and republished the Dhoni wala tract (all-color now). Ravi Alamothu our volunteer who works with HSBC Bangalore was the deft designer. Gospel seeds were sown among the totally unevangelised. This was the month, Duke address over a 100 medical college students in a day-long retreat in Guntur. It was a sight of sore eyes, to see medical college students come forward, kneel down and give their lives to Jesus following one of the altar calls. Dr. Murali and Dr. Christy-Dr.Ramya warmly invited Duke for this program.

    In the month of May 2017, Evangelin Duke preached a devotion from the book of Job to the alumni of Voohrees College in Yelagiri Hills, Tamil Nadu. Duke Jeyaraj and Evangelin Duke preached God’s Word in the Kozhikode AG following an invitation from South India Assemblies of God General Superintendent, Rev. Dr. V. T. Abraham. In the same month, Duke was invited to preach by Rev. Stanley Manickaraj, the senior pastor of the Vellore-6 AG Church in Vellore. Duke’s message from the book of Amos on being a courageous witness blessed the believers. Believers were strengthened. Evangelin Duke, in the month of May, preached in a CSI Church in Vellore. Our ministry remains inter-denominational.

    In the month of June 2017, Duke Jeyaraj dispatched The Days of Your Youth magazine, with the lead article from the life of Mordecai, If Mordecai Was In Shanghai. This magazine also had Duke’s article that presented one more reason to say ‘no’ to porn-watching (from the works of non-believers!). Eugene Pandian, Duke’s college contemporary’s design work for this mag was elegant. Bible Truth was creatively presented in print! The Dukes were in Sunabeda Public School in Odisha for special meetings for youth, women and church believers following an invitation from uncle Ashok Ambrose. The scenes at the altar was moving. Believers were revived. In this month, Duke travelled to the Rajahmandry area of Andhra Pradesh following Pastor Vara Prasad Yadav’s invitation to minister to over 1000 believers.

    Following Gershom Arul’s invitation, in the month of July 2017, Duke Jeyaraj published a devotion for YouVersion, one of the most popular Bible apps available for smartphone/tab users, on the topic of sexting. Over 190,000 people have read Duke’s Bible Devotions, potentially, on this app over the years. World-over, believers who use Gadgets were touched in some way. By the year-end, Duke converted some of his text-only Bible devotion plans with YouVersion to audio. His most-recent YouVersion Bible Devotion plan is this: Beating Sexual Temptation: The Bible Way Practically Explained.

    In the month of August 2017, Duke Jeyaraj ministered in the Good Samaritan Fellowship Church in Madurai in Malini akka’s (Mrs. Malini Prabakar’s) concert and in the Sunday Services. One of his messages were titled, “False Teachers So Dangerous That Were Named In The New Testament And Their Resemblance To Today’s False Teachers!” Duke also preached in the Metropolitan Mission, Vijayawada’s Church Believers Retreat in the same month. Church Believers were warned against dangerous false doctrines like the hyper-grace cult false doctrine. The board of G4 Mission also met this month. Mission accounts were submitted. Before the year-end, accounts were audited and submitted to the Government. We also received the acknowledgement from the Government. Duke is also part of a peer accountability WhatsApp group which met twice this year. This group (with mostly pastors, evangelists and Bible scholars involved in the English ministry in Chennai) serves as a check for Duke and he is grateful.

    In the month of September 2017 Duke Jeyaraj preached in the AG Church in Goa led by Rev. Stephen Mendes. Duke’s message on Come-What-May Commitment was one of his finest messages for church believers (according to his best critic, his dear wife, Evangelin Duke). Duke also preached a missionary challenge message titled, “How Every Major Doctrine of the Bible is A Missionary Call” to believers of Hyderabad in the 2017 New Life AG Mission Conference in Secunderabad. Duke Jeyaraj serves as an honorary member of this church’s mission committee, following Senior Founding Pastor Sis. Arlene Stubbs’ invitation. Believers were challenged to make their one life count! In the same month, Duke and Evan ministered in the city of Hubli in Karnataka. Bro. Anand of SFJ Foundation organised the meetings. A few hundred school students heard the Gospel presented clearly to them, wrapped around a motivational-talk. A clip from Duke’s message this month titled, “Why Porn-Watching Is Sin? Duke Jeyaraj answers in less than a minute” was went viral via WhatsApp. Deborah Wesley, a young mom living in Bangalore, was our WhatsApp content volunteer this year. Our ministry runs because of faithful volunteers like these.

    In the month of October 2017, Duke Jeyaraj continued his once-in-two-months Bible Study in the centrally-located-in-Hyderabad flat of Daniel-Magdalene in Somajiguda. He taught the doctrine of Salvation against the backdrop of the story of the Protestant Reformation (which was celebrating its 500th anniversary on 31 October 2017). Duke preached from the life of Martin Luther to a church audience led by Pas Samson in Bolarum, Secunderabad, in the same month. Lessons from history were used as an inspiration for revival! In this month, Duke preached to believers of different CSI churches in Hyderabad on the topic of missions following Rev. Jothiraj’s invitation. In the month of October Duke Jeyaraj wrote an article that called believer youth to marry believers from Genesis 34 (the story of Dinah rape). This article started off with the Christian-Hindu marriage of movie stars Samantha-Naga Chaitanya. This article which was uploaded onto Duke’s Facebook Ministry page (www.facebook.com/googleduke ) saw over 10,000 hits. By this month, all the printed copies of Duke’s popular book, No Beating About The Bush Straight Talk, were sold-out. Earlier this year, Duke’s book of Gospel messages, The Goodnews for the Google Generation, was also fully sold-out. We need to reprint both these books and Duke is exploring various options, including the option of publishing it with a Christian Publisher after updation.

    In the month of November 2017, Duke Jeyaraj wrote articles for AIM Magazine, published by Evangelical Fellowship of India, New Delhi, and Light of Life Magazine, Mumbai, on the topic of Blue Whale Suicides. Uncle R. Stanley gave Duke the idea to write this article. The Goodnews was shared in print form wrapped around a burning issue Jesus-style (Luke 13:1-5) and Paul style (Acts 17). In the month of November, Duke preached in a USA-Send-off Prayer Meeting a message titled, “How An Indian Can Glorify God In America: The Bible Answer Put In Acronym A-M-E-R-I-C-A”. This event was telecast Facebook Live. The online audience was several times bigger than the live audience!! A Facebook video clip of Duke hitting the poisonous hyper-grace teaching from 2 Timothy uploaded this month saw over 850 views (The live audience was less than 30!).

    In the month of December 2017, Duke Jeyaraj preached in two Medical College Christmas Gospel programs in Eluru and Khammam. Around 800 medical college students heard an uncompromising presentation of the Gospel wrapped around contemporary events of interest. Some prayed the sinner’s prayer with Duke at the end of the message. You can listen to his message now in Duke’s SoundCloud channel here: https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/arjunreddygoodnewsdukejeyaraj. Duke’s SoundCloud Channel, www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud crossed 75,000 hits this year. In the month of December, from the 1st till the 21st, Duke wrote twitter/facebook devotion for the Google Generation with a Christmas theme. He did another Twitter/Facebook daily devotion from October 1-31, 2017, on the topic of the Protestant Reformation.

    At the year ends, the next issue of our magazine, The Days of Your Youth is almost ready to go to the press (text work completed). We thank God for volunteers who do text editing like Percy John, Lima Eugene, Dale Duke, Deborah Wesley, Stephen Jothiraj, and Hepsibah Paul.It is rare to find ministry volunteers for a small-size, no-exposure-to-a-big-platform-stage ministry like ours, but God always provides us with such volunteers, year after year!

    These programs/activities are just high-lights from the ministry of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission which Duke and Evan founded in the year 2006. Other ministries like counseling young married couples in crisis, confused-about-life-partner choice, struggling-with-sexual-sin singles from the corporate world were carried out by Evangelin Duke and Duke Jeyaraj during this year. Duke also preached in small house fellowships in Gachibowli, Secunderabad, Goa, Chennai and Vellore this year. Here is one topic he chose to speak on in these house fellowship: When Jesus Used Exaggeration To Drive Home Spiritual Lessons (Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4q74Yx0pvqM ).

    We thank God for each person who sent us an offering this year. These folk are Indians blessed by Duke’s ministry moved by the Holy Spirit. We thank God for gadgets/goods we received through the giving of God’s people this year. A large screen TV which serves to display prayer points and songs in the Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer at our home/base is one such addition as is a Blackberry Passport Smartphone.

    Even this year, we continued to give from what we received to our local church and the larger organization it represents regularly. We also gave to other servants of God whose ministries we are led to bless.

    Find out more at www.dukev.org or by liking www.facebook.com/dukebook or www.facebook.com/googleduke or sending a WhatsApp message to +91-8886040605 or +91-8885075888

  • On Dec 27

    When Paul & Luke and 274 others were caught in shipwreck, “they prayed for daylight” (Acts 27:29).

    They were in a desperate situation. Daylight did arrive. And they were safely reached the shore(Acts 27:44). In your night of desperation in the ship you are travelling called life do not forget to pray!

  • On Dec 27

    What is practical Christianity?

    Treating the rich and poor (the one finely dressed and the one shabbily dressed) with equal dignified respect and offering them both same types of seats to recline (James 2:2,3).

  • On Dec 25
  • On Dec 24

    KOHLI, OUT, DHONI COMES IN...WC FINAL 2011

    KOHLI, OUT, DHONI COMES IN...WC FINAL 2011
    Duke Jeyaraj on meaning of Christmas...

  • On Dec 24

    THE HOLLYWOOD 2017 MOVIE WONDER AND CHRISTMAS’ WONDERFUL COUNSELLOR - Dr.

    THE HOLLYWOOD 2017 MOVIE WONDER AND CHRISTMAS’ WONDERFUL COUNSELLOR - Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Dec 24

    Revelation 12 was in the news this year with folks making a frenzied prediction about what will happen on Sept 23, 2017, based on a bizarre interpretation of that passage.

    Revelation 12 was in the news this year with folks making a frenzied prediction about what will happen on Sept 23, 2017, based on a bizarre interpretation of that passage. Nothing happened. The only prediction that should interest us in any way today is found in the Bible in black and white: Jesus is returning to this earth as a judge in a physical and actual way. All the rest of the predictions folks make ("There will be a temple built in Jerusalem....."/"There will be an earthquake here...."/ "This Spiritual Leader will die and then this will happen....", etc) deserve a "total ignoring" from people who know the Bible and how it should be properly interpreted. Coming back to Revelation 12. In a way, Revelation 12 is Christmas from Heaven's perspective. Listen to this message. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9_07YffDVS4

  • On Dec 24

    THE HOLLYWOOD 2017 MOVIE WONDER AND CHRISTMAS’ WONDERFUL COUNSELLOR - Dr.

    THE HOLLYWOOD 2017 MOVIE WONDER AND CHRISTMAS’ WONDERFUL COUNSELLOR - Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    The 2017 movie Wonder is a “Drama directed by Stephen Chbosky which centers on August “Auggie” Pullman (Jacob Tremblay) a young boy born with a facial difference (he has a face that startles people) who has been in and out of hospitals for years. With the help of his mother, Isabel (Julia Roberts) and his father, Nate (Owen Wilson), he tries to fit in at a new school named Beecher Prep and shows everyone that he is just an ordinary kid, no different than the rest of the world.” (from moviequotesandmore.com). This movie, released on November 17, 2017, still runs in the theatres, as I write this article on Christmas eve. 93% of the folks who watched this movie, have liked it according to Google.

    Here is an unforgettable line from that movie:
    Jack Will: Have you ever thought about having plastic surgery?

    Auggie Pullman: Dude, this is after plastic surgery. It takes a lot of work to look this good.
    Elsewhere Auggie Pullman says, “I know I’m not an ordinary kind of a kid, I’ve had twenty-seven surgeries. They help me to breathe, to see, to hear without a hearing aid, but none of them have me look ordinary” (moviequotesandmore.com, the source of these quotes).

    Despite twenty-seven surgeries, Auggie’s face could not be transformed into a normal, ‘non-scary’ kind of human face!

    Like Auggie, we have a disfiguration. May be, not in the face, but spiritually speaking, we all have disfiguration. Confused? Stumped? We have all been disfigured by sin. The Bible, God’s Word in human words, says, “For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And as a result of sin these things happen: “joy from our hearts is gone, utterly gone….we are sick at heart, about it all”(Lamentations 5:15-17, The Bible). In other words, we may be bubbly on the outside, yet are empty on the inside!

    In the rest of this piece I will connect the story of Auggie Pullman presented by the 2017 Hollywood Movie, Wonder with the “Wonderful Counsellor” – one of the names of Jesus found in a Christmas Prophecy passage in the Bible (Isaiah 9:6)!

    Like it happened in the case of Auggie we try different ways to get this disfiguration caused by sin to go. Some would sacrifice an animal and wish that would make our sin disfiguration go perhaps. The Bible declares, “It is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins” (Hebrews 10:4). Still others would try to live a good moral life to take away disfiguration of sin. Living a good moral life is good, but that will take away sin from our life or save our soul.

    The Bible teaches that our righteous acts are like filthy rags before the holy, holy, holy God and will not make the sin disfiguration go (Isaiah 6:3; 64:6). What about travelling to some holy place? Will that help when it comes to getting rid of the sin disfiguration? Nope. God who made us says this to us via Jeremiah 7:10 in the Bible: Do you think all it takes is for you to run back to Me in this house, which is called by My name, and say, ‘We’re safe now’? (The Voice). While going to church is good, church attendance will not ensure that your sins are forgiven and that you are saved.

    So, what is the solution for this problem of spiritual disfiguration because of sin? The God who made you and me, decided to become flesh and bone, so that his face could be disfigured. From the disfigured face, there is a solution for our spiritual disfiguration. That’s the Christmas message. That’s what the Bible teaches.
    God Eternal entered the womb of Mary during the first Christmas day, two millennia back. He said, “Give me a body!” (See Hebrews 10:5 in the Bible). And He was given one! He started floating in the amniotic fluids of virgin Mary. He was born as a baby. He grew up. He did miracles. He never sinned even once – the only one to have such an impeccable record. He fulfilled 110 major prophecies the Bible’s Old Testament made about him – no one has beaten this record too! He was crucified on a Cross on a hill. Now get this, friend: You could not crucify someone without a body! That’s why Jesus, God in flesh, had to take up a body! That’s why we have a Christmas – God taking on flesh and blood!

    And when he hung on the Cross, Jesus’ face was disfigured. The Bible says, when Jesus hung on the Cross, “there is no beauty that we should desire him” (Isaiah 53:2). This is what happened when Jesus hung on the Cross: “There was nothing attractive about him, nothing to cause us to take a second look. He was looked down on and passed over, a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand. One look at him and people turned away. We looked down on him, thought he was scum. But the fact is, it was our pains he carried— our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us. We thought he brought it on himself, that God was punishing him for his own failures. But it was our sins that did that to him, that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins! He took the punishment, and that made us whole” (Isaiah 53:2-5, The Message). Yes, he became disfigured so that we will have an opportunity to have our spiritual face figuration due to sin, removed! Yes, Jesus went to the Cross, so that we can be forgiven of our sin and so that we might have true peace!

    Jesus rose from the Dead. He ascended into heaven. He is seated at the right hand of His Father. And he will come back one day, as a Judge. Those who turn from sin and put their faith in Jesus who claimed to be only way will have their sins forgiven. Their spiritual disfiguration will go! They will have purpose and meaning in life. I can vouch for this, because, this has happened to me! But those who firmly and finally reject Jesus, will experience a living hell and go to a literal hell, a place that the Bible calls, “lake of fire” where there is “weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Revelation 21:7-8; Matthew 13:42).

    Today, will you not turn from sin and put your faith in Jesus? You don’t have to be a spiritual Auggie – live with sin’s disfiguration (There is nothing wrong in having a face like Auggie by the way, literally speaking – don’t get me wrong)! You can live with the joy, peace, purpose which Jesus alone gives as you have living, daily relationship with him, turning away from sin!

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author of this piece, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a reader-supported Indian ministry. Find out more at www.dukev.org. Write to Duke if you have a question at duke@aol.in or via WhatsApp at +91-8886040605).

  • On Dec 24

    “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14).

    He will be called “Immanuel: God with us”(Math. 1:23). “DWELT AMONG US”/“GOD WITH US”: think of those words! What is Christmas? It is about God checking into our neighbourhood. What do neighbours do for us? They, at best, receive Amazon packages for us when we are out! But this none-like-Him “neighbour” is AMAZING - He is the AMAZING God in flesh. Our neighbours may misunderstand us. But no one understands us like this none-like-Him “neighbour”! “He had to become as human as His sisters and brothers so that when the time came, He became a merciful and faithful high priest high priest of God, called to reconcile a sinful people”(Heb. 2:17, The Voice). ...

  • On Dec 23

    3 kids whose names were predicted b4 der birth:

    Ishmael (Gn16:11),
    Josiah (IKi13:2),
    Immanuel(Is7:14).
    1st was bad,
    2nd,good,
    3rd - the best ever. - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On Dec 22

    Duke

    After Jesus was born into their family, Jesus' parents didn't become automatically rich. They offered small birds as sacrifice in the temple because they could not afford a bigger animal (Luke 2:24; Lev. 12:8). When Jesus comes into your life, there is no guarantee that your worldly wealth will magically increase. Prosperity Gospel, which suggests this, is wrong! In Apostle Paul's life there were times when he was in need (Phil. 4:12), but he was content. If we serve Jesus just to get rich we are the "most miserable" people on planet earth, Paul wrote (I Cor. 15:19).

  • On Dec 22

    Ours is a wire-free generation.

    Wire-free headsets are a rage now. The temptation we have is to make our Christmas celebration Christ-free. The Google Generation's priority is to be stress-free and the danger is that we may prefer our Christmas celebration, in the same vein, to be Christ-free. That's wrong. Let's keep Christ at the center of our Christmas celebration. He is the Reason for the Season. Even if we don’t have “room” for everything else - expensive clothes, dazzling Christmas decorations, tasty eats, etc - we must have “room” for Christ in our inn/hearts/homes/conversations/everything (Luke 2:7). Atleast 8 times the word “Jesus” occurs in the Christmas Gospel Narratives (Math. 1&2/Luke 1 &2). Christmas Devotion 21. ...

  • On Dec 20

    The hyper-grace cultists would like to say Jesus came to adopt sons & never to arrest sin.

    Wrong. In the Christmas narrative you see this: “You shall call his name Jesus bcos he will save his people from their sins”(Mt 1:21). Jesus: “I came to call sinners to repentance”(Lk5:32).

  • On Dec 19

    "DUKE, WHAT WILL YOU BE UPTO TILL YOUR LAST DAY?"

    "DUKE, WHAT WILL YOU BE UPTO TILL YOUR LAST DAY?"

    In the last week I gave out a few of the Dhoni/Bubbly Gospel tracts of ours outside a popular-with-youth Coffee Shop in A. S. Rao Nagar (one of the fastest growing 'nagars' in India in terms of big brand expansion) {they lapped it up hungrily} and in a train enroute to a preaching assignment{preaching is just one small way to do ministry}. I was also in Ravindra Bharati, a famous meeting hall in my city to witness Carols sung by a choir with members drawn from different denominations. Post that event, I gave out a few our magazines, The Days of Your Youth, to youths (from main line church). One of them looked at the mag and pointed to the captions, "Sexting and Scriptures" p.00 and told a girl near him, "Hey you should read this!" Giving out printed material (Gospel Tracts) to reach the unevangelised and giving out printed material (Bible Teaching Mags) to those who already about Jesus - both these tasks should go side by side. If Christians are not revived (saved and set on fire for God), then the task of taking this Gospel to unreached will remain daunting for the simple lack of manpower! Revival among Churchians (another name for name-sake Christians) (by giving them interesting literature that connects contemporary issues/events with basic Bible truths) and Reaching those who have never attended church ever (by giving them tracts like the bubbly/Dhoni wala tract of ours): these two tasks I will be busy with till my last breath or till Jesus comes back the second time! And I will encourage/mentor others to be busy with the same (using their own style in their sphere of influence!)

    Picture taken by Bro. Jude Rabindranath. NLAG Hyderabad. Church Office. October 2017.

  • On Dec 19

    This Christmas, you may be in a Matt.

    2:18 kind of situation, a situation of acute sorrow, where like Rachel you "refuse to be comforted" (as your baby is gone and it seems so unfair/that proposal did not come through and you certainly did not deserve that kind of treatment from that boy's family-girl's family/that dreaded disease in your loved one continues to spread unabated, despite all the fasting and prayer). But do not refuse the Bethlehem baby because of your sorrow. God can use your "seemingly-senseless-situation-of-sorrow" as part of his grand transformation plan to make you look more like his Son. There will come a "tomorrow" - either on this side of et ...

  • On Dec 17

    The "Fear Not"s of Christmas (Luke 1:26-35, Matt 1:18-25, Luke 2:8-16) - we have heard about them!

    If the Christmas story were to happen today, I would like to think we would have this "Fear Not": "Fear Not! You will not miss ANY THING SIGNIFICANT in life if you do not check you WhatsApp and Facebook once-in-each-half-hour! Kick the FOMO - Fear of missing out!"

  • On Dec 17

    Duke

    Sharing the old-fashioned goodnews weaved around contemporary people (Rohit Sharma, his wife, Arjun Reddy, Colors Swathi, Ravi Teja, etc) in Eluru yesterday was a privilege. Uniqueness of Jesus was put in the NEET acronym (medicos were the main audience you see)!!! The message was simple (from the Shepherds Christmas story with a series of words that ended with ...ght like Night, Light, etc). The message was received well. One senior professor shared with me precious, humbling, words of appreciation ('Couldn't turn this side or that side when you spoke....I knew you believed in what you spoke'). Around 500 heard it. Medical College students/faculty, etc. I heard folks pray the sinner's prayer with me. God is good. Thank you for praying. Listen to the message here: https://www.facebook.com/dukejeyaraj/videos/10154895439335740/ (message)
    https://www.facebook.com/dukejeyaraj/videos/10154895504090740/ (closing prayer - sinners prayer)

  • On Dec 15

    Luke 2:19, Bible - "Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised” - Old man Simeon after he saw Baby Jesus.

    If there is ONLY ONE you have do, before YOU DIE, it is to know Jesus, the only God in flesh who gives true, ultimate peace!!! #Christmas #Devo15

  • On Dec 14

    Pictures taken during ministry event either conducted by G4 Mission or ministry events which Duke/Evan have ministered in

  • On Dec 14

    A scene from the altar calls after a Duke Jeyaraj message in a church youth meeting in 2016.....

    A scene from the altar calls after a Duke Jeyaraj message in a church youth meeting in 2016..... You pray and God graciously moves....

  • On Dec 14

    The Hindu called Rohit Sharma, "the king of big innings" after his 208 yesterday.

    Reminds me of William Carey's quote, "Expect big things from God; attempt big things for God"."Lesser blessings make us happy.Another bus for Sunday School is all that some ask,"wrote Leonard Ravenhill

  • On Dec 13

    In the Christmas Prophecy passage of Isa9:6, Jesus is called “Prince of Peace”.

    An rare combo. For many of us, peace is fleeting. If this and that is there, we have peace. But with the Prince of Peace Jesus we have peace even this n that are not there!!!

  • On Dec 12

    AN ULTRA SHORT BIBLE LESSON FROM THE TIMING VIRAT KOHLI CHOSE FOR HIS WEDDING....

    AN ULTRA SHORT BIBLE LESSON FROM THE TIMING VIRAT KOHLI CHOSE FOR HIS WEDDING....
    Duke Jeyaraj
    Virat Kohli married Anushka Sharma taking a break from international cricket. His team mates, led by Rohit Sharma, would have played 6 more international games before the year-end without him in the team (3 ODIS and 3 T20S). Virat was just 51 runs short of breaking Kumar Sangakkara's world record of 2868 runs - maximum runs scored in international cricket across formats (Tests, ODIs and T20s) in a single calender year (Sanga did this in the year 2014). Kohli finished with 2818 runs this year. Even if Kohli had played one more game, he could have had the World Record for the maximum international runs in a year in his pocket. Yet, he chose time with Anushka over a shot at a World Record!

    This reminded me of the biblical order which goes this way: God first, Family second, Ministry/Work third. We understand that from Bible verses such as this one: But if someone does not provide for his own, especially his own family, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever (I Tim. 5:8).

  • On Dec 12

    Duke

    Children GROWING, wife GLOWING and my hair GOING...:)

  • On Dec 11

    The next name for Jesus in the Christmas Prophecy of ISA 9:6 is ‘Mighty God’.

    Again, this is a rare combo of names. ‘Gods’ we choose to worship in our lives are weak, unworthy - gods on the shelf, gods we keep for our self like the Sphone.But Jesus is the only mighty God in flesh

  • On Dec 11

    Isa.

    9:6,Christmas prophecy passage gives us a rare combo of titles. Jesus is "wonderful counselor".Counselors usually give sense-making advices. But they usually say, that "I do not have magic in my pockets to solve your problem!" But Jesus, as Wonderful Counselor can do both!! ChristmasDevo10

  • On Dec 09

    And he shall be their peace.

    Micah 5:5 (Christmas Prophecy). ..to guide our feet into the way of peace. Zechariah's Words in Luke 1:79.Peace is not found in a particular philosophy, but in a person: the person Jesus! We have peace when we have living, daily, relationship with Him

  • On Dec 09

    And he shall be their peace.

    Micah 5:5 (Christmas Prophecy). ..to guide our feet into the way of peace. Zechariah's Words in Luke 1:79.Peace is not found in a particular philosophy, but in a person: the person Jesus! We have peace when we have living, daily, relationship with Him. #Christmas #Devotion #Day9.

  • On Dec 09

    Aim magazine published by Evangelical Fellowship of India, out of New Delhi, carried Dr.

    Aim magazine published by Evangelical Fellowship of India, out of New Delhi, carried Dr. Duke Jeyaraj article on how to respond to this common response we get when we share the Gospel with those who do not know him (in their Dec 2017 issue): "Jesus is just one of the good people out there...Jesus is just another god-man out there....I will be sincere in my following my faith....you be sincere in following yours....we both will make it to heaven, experience salvation..." Duke, explains how we can respond to anyone who says this using three popular stories as illustrations. This approach will can be adopted by common folk who are afraid of apologetics jargon.

  • On Dec 08

    Gal4:4NLT-But when THE RIGHT TIME CAME,God sent his Son,born of a woman,subject to the law.We want God to act the way we want to (heal that disease/remove that thorn/have that visa stamped/give us that baby,etc RIGHT NOW, but God will do WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, WHEN HE WANT TO DO IT #ChristmasDevotionDay8

    Gal4:4NLT-But when THE RIGHT TIME CAME,God sent his Son,born of a woman,subject to the law.We want God to act the way we want to (heal that disease/remove that thorn/have that visa stamped/give us that baby,etc RIGHT NOW, but God will do WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, WHEN HE WANT TO DO IT #ChristmasDevotionDay8

  • On Dec 07

    Old man Simeon picked up baby Jesus and said, "My eyes have seen your salvation" (Luke 2:30).

    While many others taught about salvation, Jesus was salvation-personified. He was unique. #Christmas #Devotion #Dec7

  • On Dec 05

    FRESH CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONS VIA TWITTER

    FRESH CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONS VIA TWITTER
    @Duke Jeyaraj

    Everyday (December 1-25, 2017), Duke posts the devotion on Twitter @dukejeyaraj handle and also updates the text on this picture with the devotion.

    December 1, 2017 devo:
    Jesus put such people in his genealogy, like each one, kind, of us so that we understand that he came for each one of us.#ChristmasDevotion1

    December 2, 2017 Devo:
    The Wisemen of Christmas fame traveled 900 miles (1448 kms) to see baby Jesus. That's like travelling to Mumbai from Hyderabad and getting back or to Delhi one way!!! Shows their spiritual desperation. He who seeks me, with all his heart, will find me, says Living God (Jer 29:13). ChristmasDevotionforGoogleGeneration2

    December 3, 2017 Devo:
    The NIGHT of the Shepherds became BRIGHT thanks to the LIGHT of the angel of great MIGHT. Their SOUND BITE: Jesus was born as THE SAVIOR for all people (Luke 2:8-11) - red, and yellow, black and WHITE! Don’t WAIT to pass this news around! ChristmasDevo3

    December 4, 2017 Devo:
    Herod wanted to "secretly" met with the Wise Men to find out when the Messiah-pointing star 1st appeared so that he could use info he thus got to identify and DESTROY the baby Jesus(Matt.2:7). Seeking"secrecy" is very often taking the 1st steps for committing sin!#ChristmasDevo4

    December 5, 2017 Devo:
    We wait for Christmas before we any attempt to share the Gospel with those who don't haven't heard of Jesus.But the Shepherds of Christmas narrative did not.They immediately made Jesus "widely known"(Lk 2:17) after they met him - they did not wait for the next Christmas to do it.#ChristmasDevo5

    December 6, 2017
    ChristmasDevo6

    December 7, 2017
    Old man Simeon picked up baby Jesus and said, "My eyes have seen your salvation" (Luke 2:30). While many others taught about salvation, Jesus was salvation-personified. He was unique. #Christmas #Devotion #Dec7

    December 8, 2017
    Gal4:4NLT-But when THE RIGHT TIME CAME,God sent his Son,born of a woman,subject to the law.We want God to act the way we want to (heal that disease/remove that thorn/have that visa stamped/give us that baby,etc RIGHT NOW, but God will do WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, WHEN HE WANT TO DO IT.#ChristmasDevotionDay8

    December 9, 2017 Devotion:
    And he shall be their peace. Micah 5:5 (Christmas Prophecy). ..to guide our feet into the way of peace. Zechariah's Words in Luke 1:79.Peace is not found in a particular philosophy, but in a person: the person Jesus! We have peace when we have living, daily, relationship with Him

    December 10, 2017
    Isa. 9:6,Christmas prophecy passage gives us a rare combo of titles. Jesus is "wonderful counselor".Counselors usually give sense-making advices. But they usually say, that "I do not have magic in my pockets to solve your problem!" But Jesus, as Wonderful Counselor can do both!!

    Decemeber 11, 2017
    The next name for Jesus in the Christmas Prophecy of ISA 9:6 is ‘Mighty God’. Again, this is a rare combo of names. ‘Gods’ we choose to worship in our lives are weak, unworthy - gods on the shelf, gods we keep for our self like the Sphone.But Jesus is the only mighty God in flesh.

    December 12, 2017
    The next name Jesus got in the Christmas Prophecy of ISA. 9:6 - “Everlasting Father”.For the first time in the World’s History, a new born baby would be called “Father” and that too “Everlasting Father!” Jesus existed long before his dad, mom, anyone else you care to name!Unique!

    December 13, 2017
    In the Christmas Prophecy passage of Isa9:6, Jesus is called “Prince of Peace”. An rare combo. For many of us, peace is fleeting. If this and that is there, we have peace. But with the Prince of Peace Jesus we have peace even this n that are not there!!!

    December 14, 2017
    "But he did not have sexual relations with her until her son was born."(Matt.1:25NLT).OT Joseph's running away from Mrs. Potiphar's sexual advances was 4 CONSECRATION (Gen. 39);NT Joseph's practice of self-control with own wife was to avoid CONFUSION about Jesus' virginal birth.

    December 15, 2017
    Luke 2:19, Bible - "Sovereign Lord, now let your servant die in peace, as you have promised” - Old man Simeon after he saw Baby Jesus. If there is ONLY ONE THING you have do, before YOU DIE, it is to know Jesus, the only God in flesh who gives true, ultimate peace!!! #Christmas #Devo

    December 16 2017
    ‪That Jesus was born to die is predicted even when he was a baby through the PRESENT of myrrh (a thing used to embalm deadbody by wiseman - Luke 2:11) and through PROPHECY of old man Simeon (‘a sword will pierce her soul’-Lk2:35) to Mary.‬

    December 17, 2017
    The "Fear Not"s of Christmas (Luke 1:26-35, Matt 1:18-25, Luke 2:8-16) - we have heard about them! If the Christmas story were to happen today, I would like to think we would have this "Fear Not": "Fear Not! You will not miss ANY THING SIGNIFICANT in life if you do not check you WhatsApp and Facebook once-in-each-half-hour! Kick the FOMO - Fear of missing out!"

    December 18, 2017
    ‪ I too will come and worship the baby Jesus, said Herod. But he never came. Herod eventually died. After death none can be saved. Heb. 9:27. Procrastination when it comes to receiving Jesus as Savior results in peril.‬ So come to Jesus now.

    December 19, 2017
    This Christmas, you may be in a Matt. 2:18 kind of situation, a situation of acute sorrow, where like Rachel you "refuse to be comforted" (as your baby is gone and it seems so unfair/that proposal did not come through and you certainly did not deserve that kind of treatment from that boy's family-girl's family/that dreaded disease in your loved one continues to spread unabated, despite all the fasting and prayer). But do not refuse the Bethlehem baby because of your sorrow. God can use your "seemingly-senseless-situation-of-sorrow" as part of his grand transformation plan to make you look more like his Son. There will come a "tomorrow" - either on this side of eternity or next - where "God shall wipe all your tears..." (Rev. 21:4).

    December 20, 2017
    The hyper-grace cultists would like to say Jesus came to adopt sons & never to arrest sin. Wrong. In the Christmas narrative you see this: “You shall call his name Jesus bcos he will save his people from their sins”(Mt 1:21). Jesus: “I came to call sinners to repentance”(Lk5:32).

    December 21, 2017
    Ours is a wire-free generation. Wire-free headsets are a rage now. The temptation we have is to make our Christmas celebration Christ-free. The Google Generation's priority is to be stress-free and the danger is that we may prefer our Christmas celebration, in the same vein, to be Christ-free. That's wrong. Let's keep Christ at the center of our Christmas celebration. He is the Reason for the Season. Even if we don’t have “room” for everything else - expensive clothes, dazzling Christmas decorations, tasty eats, etc - we must have “room” for Christ in our inn/hearts/homes/conversations/everything (Luke 2:7). Atleast 8 times the word “Jesus” occurs in the Christmas Gospel Narratives (Math. 1&2/Luke 1 &2). Christmas Devotion 21.

    December 22, 2017
    After Jesus was born into their family, Jesus' parents didn't become automatically rich. They offered small birds as sacrifice in the temple because they could not afford a bigger animal (Luke 2:24; Lev. 12:8). When Jesus comes into your life, there is no guarantee that your worldly wealth will magically increase. Prosperity Gospel, which suggests this, is wrong! In Apostle Paul's life there were times when he was in need (Phil. 4:12), but he was content. If we serve Jesus just to get rich we are the "most miserable" people on planet earth, Paul wrote (I Cor. 15:19).

    Dec 23, 2017
    3 kids whose names were predicted b4 der birth:
    Ishmael (Gn16:11),
    Josiah (IKi13:2),
    Immanuel(Is7:14).
    1st was bad,
    2nd,good,
    3rd - the best ever. - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

    December 24, 2017
    “The Word became flesh and dwelt among us” (John 1:14). He will be called “Immanuel: God with us”(Math. 1:23). “DWELT AMONG US”/“GOD WITH US”: think of those words! What is Christmas? It is about God checking into our neighbourhood. What do neighbours do for us? They, at best, receive Amazon packages for us when we are out! But this none-like-Him “neighbour” is AMAZING - He is the AMAZING God in flesh. Our neighbours may misunderstand us. But no one understands us like this none-like-Him “neighbour”! “He had to become as human as His sisters and brothers so that when the time came, He became a merciful and faithful high priest high priest of God, called to reconcile a sinful people”(Heb. 2:17, The Voice).

    December 25, 2017
    During the first Christmas, The Wise Men were Searching (for the true God), Mary was Submitting (to the will of God which put her into embarrassment) Joseph was Sacrificing (his right to have sex with his wife before Jesus' birth), the Shepherds were Sprinting to see Jesus without procrastination, the Angel were Soul-winning (by announcing the Goodnews), Simeon was Splitting (by talking about the Unique Jesus who invariably divides people, Luke 2:34-35), Anna was Sitting n Supplicating (eagerly waiting for the first coming), Elizabeth was Spirit-filled n Zacharias was Surprised (a miracle he never expected to happen, happened). What are u doing this Christmas?


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