• On Aug 19

    Post the "Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline" Bible Study (on the Doctrine of Man) led by Duke Jeyaraj in July 2017 in the flat of Daniel-Magdalene in centrally-located-in-Hyderabad Somajiguda!

    Post the "Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline" Bible Study (on the Doctrine of Man) led by Duke Jeyaraj in July 2017 in the flat of Daniel-Magdalene in centrally-located-in-Hyderabad Somajiguda! Dale Nathan Duke, 13, clicked this picture with my gifted IPad Pro. This group is Inter-Denominational as well as Inter-Generational, in every sense of the word! IT Pros and Docs. Seniors and Home-Makers. They were all there in this group. Many braved heavy rain and bid bye to the India-Pakistan Champions Trophy Final that day to make it. Nothing but plain, uncompromising teaching of the Word was only there to attract them! This Sunday - 20 Aug - at 6:15 PM, we have another such "Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline" Study on the not-much-talked-about-these-days, Doctrine of Sin. Join with Bible-Loving friends across age-groups and church barriers. Organised by the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission - the G4 Mission (www.dukev.org )

  • On Aug 18

    This Sunday - 20th August 2017!

    This Sunday - 20th August 2017! Join in! For Bible-Lovers of all churches!! The Sound Doctrine - the Doctrine of Sin this time! With Duke Jeyaraj! At the heart of Hyderabad - Somajiguda! Share this event with friends who may want to join!!!

  • On Aug 15

    A Independence Day Special Message by Duke Jeyaraj for youth from the life of a young Bible king, Zedekiah - a king who ended up in Chains:

    A Independence Day Special Message by Duke Jeyaraj for youth from the life of a young Bible king, Zedekiah - a king who ended up in Chains:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xHAdLOfBe0M

  • On Aug 15

    "Christ has set us FREE" (privilege) "stand firm therefore" (responsibility) and "do not submit to again to a life of slavery" (responsibility again) - Gal.

    5:1. The Bible often stresses our responsibilities even more than the privileges God gives us, at times, because, we humans have a short-memory and are easily distracted. - Duke Jeyaraj, www.dukev.org

  • On Aug 10

    'SONS of kingdom will b cast in place of weeping n gnashing of teeth'-Jesus(Math8:12).'Once Son, always Son' hypergrace teaching unbiblical - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

    'SONS of kingdom will b cast in place of weeping n gnashing of teeth'-Jesus(Math8:12).'Once Son, always Son' hypergrace teaching unbiblical - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On Aug 09

    By today, 9 August 2017, the long road of preaching God's Word in my life is 26-years-long.

    By today, 9 August 2017, the long road of preaching God's Word in my life is 26-years-long. I started preaching as a16-year-old School kid of Ida Scudder School in Vellore. Thankful to God! Read about that unforgettable experience of me here: http://g-4mission.blogspot.in/2013/08/the-first-time-i-ever-preached-knee.html. Thankful to folks who still keep inviting me to speak paying for the travel! Picture taken during my ministry trip to Kakinada (July 2017). I am pleasantly surprised to see that the YouTube Channel carrying my frank, making-me-unpopular messages have seen a combo of over 292,000 hits. (www.youtube.com/visitduke ) and my SoundCloud audio message channel (www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud ) nearly 70,000 hits. - Duke Jeyaraj, www.dukev.org

  • On Aug 07

    MEET THIS "FRIEND CLOSER THAN YOUR GADGET!"

    MEET THIS "FRIEND CLOSER THAN YOUR GADGET!"
    Duke Jeyaraj

    These days more than a physical person, the Google Generation considers the gadgets they own to be their closest "friend". To such a generation, I would like to introduce a "friend closer than a gadget!" (that is my way of putting the name for Jesus found in Proverbs 16:24 which is actually "a friend closer than a brother").

    JIM CAREY’S HONEST CONFESSION
    The popular TV program Friends is a huge hit with yahoo youth. But you know what! Despite the fact that young people's lives revolve around their friends, many of them are lonely. It may be unbelievable but it's true – the loneliness hits even when they are rubbing shoulders in a big crowd! Funny movies superstar Jim Carey once said, "I don't have anyone special in my life and it is a drag!" He was lonely – no question about it! Another popular music group sang, "All alone in this world…" Yes, this generation is longing for a true friend.

    HE IS BOTH UNDERSTANDING FRIEND &
    THE UNAPPROACHABLE LIGHT-DWELLER!
    To a generation to which loneliness is the best friend, it's my joy to introduce a "friend who sticks closer than a brother" (See Prov 18:24). Who? Jesus. He is getting bad press these days. He is portrayed as one who lives in Unapproachable Light. He lives there no doubt. But hardly anyone hammers home the fact that he is an Understanding Friend. We know he is God – 100 %. But how many of us have celebrated the fact that he is human – also 100%. Read the last sentence again: I am not talking about a cerebral understanding but a celebration of the humanity of Jesus! Even the disciples of Jesus got lost in his Divinity. They told themselves after he did a stupendous miracle, "Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!" (Mk 8:27). Notice that they did not stop and wonder when Jesus was sweating after a hard day’s work, "Hey! He is like us, man – he understands our lives’ battles!" There were some that only saw him as an ordinary human. "Isn't he the Carpenters' kid? Don't we know his brothers and sisters!" – they slighted him, made jokes about him. I am clearly not advocating that we look at Jesus in a shallow way like them – never! Nothing could be more further from the truth!

    Who is Jesus? Ask Samuel Dickey Gordon. He said, "Jesus is God spelling himself out in a language that man can understand." He got it right – bull’s eye! Can Jesus understand us young people? Yes, there are a pack of reasons.

    ACTRESS CALLS HINDU GOD, BOY-FRIEND. HMMM…
    This is what a particular website reported on 14 April 2012: Actress Kamna Jethmalani visited the hill shrine Tirumala to seek the blessing of India's richest god - Balaji. The actress went ahead and claimed that he was her boy-friend. "I'm coming to Tirumala since I was a little kid. Balaji is one of my favorite gods. He is actually my boyfriend…" said Kamna.

    While I am not sure why Kamna Jethmalini called Balaji her boyfriend. But I do have pact of reasons – reasons that are one-of-a-kind – why Jesus can be called the best ever eternal friend. May I present them to you?

    1. BECAUSE HE ENTERED THE WORLD LIKE US!

    How on earth did we enter this planet? We all – without exceptions – came out through our mother's womb. No faltering about this fact! That's the way Jesus came into the world too. No – he was not conceived the way we all were conceived. The Holy Spirit made his conception in Mary's womb happen, in spite of the fact she was a virgin (Math 1:18-20). Yet his birth was normal. That's why we read, "When the right time came, God sent his son, born of a woman!" (Gal 4:4). This is just to underline the fact that he didn't drop into this world as an alien swinging down in a parachute. He came into the scene the normal way – through a woman's womb! He did not prefer to land on earth in a space-ship! He stayed put in Mary's womb for a full term – he did not jump out in the third month! There was a stamp of humanness about Jesus' birth except the way he was conceived.

    2. BECAUSE HE WAS EDUCATED LIKE US!

    Jesus grew up like the rest of us. He grew in all dimensions (Luke 2:52). "Jesus grew up both in height and wisdom!" Luke pens. That surely must imply that He had to learn up the Hebrew alphabets (Aleph, Beth, Gimel, Daleth…) just the way we learnt our A, B, C and D. That's right. Like every Jewish boy he studied the Old Testament. True he was "filled with wisdom beyond his years" (Luke 2:40). But don't forget the fact that he 'grew' up (Luke 2:40).

    When we started growing up have we not experienced our t-shirts becoming smaller? Even Jesus must have out-grown his clothes. Let me remind you that Jesus shared in every non-sinful aspect of our humanity (Heb 2:14).

    Young friend, that's why I say with gusto that Jesus understands the tension you go through as you tangle with your Calculus test or that Physics paper. He does. He has been through the whole process of studying. So he understands.

    3. HIS EXTERNAL APPEARANCE WAS LIKE OURS!

    Jesus' 'picture' has made it to the cover pages of the top magazines of the world like Time, Newsweek, etc. In every shot of Jesus they have printed he looks drop-dead handsome with graceful curls with cheeks without a pimple or wrinkle!

    Nevertheless there is one description of Jesus' looks that's worth a look: Isaiah 53:2,3. "There was nothing beautiful nor majestic about his appearance, nothing to attract us to him. He was despised and rejected – a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we did not care." Don't miss this, Jesus wasn't handsome. Attractive? Nope. Eugene Peterson's contemporary version has it that there was "nothing" about his face that would "cause us to take a second look." Note that pal.

    IF HRITHIK ROSHAN WALKED IN A THRONG…
    Quiz John the Baptist. Ask him if he would have recognized Jesus without a special revelation. He wouldn't have. There was nothing about Jesus' external appearance that made him stand out in a crowd. If a Hrithik Roshan walked in a throng, he would be gazed at even if he was not movie star, right? But not Jesus Christ. He looked ordinary and plain, it looks like! That is why he could dissolve himself in a swarm when there was a plot hatched to finish him off. That is why some people merely addressed him as "the Carpenter" or "the Carpenter's Son" (Mark 6:3/Math 13:55). He looked like a regular rugged man – that's all.

    30 OR THEREABOUT JESUS CALLED 50!
    Once Jesus remarked to the Jewish leaders that their father – Abraham – "rejoiced at the thought of seeing" his days (John 8:57). They dropped their jaws in amazement and said, "You are not yet 50 years old and say you have seen Abraham!" (V. 58). Don't miss out on the fact that they thought Jesus was 50 or there about. Strange that they did not say, “You are not yet forty years old and say you have seen Abraham?” One wonders if this was some kind of an unkind dig at his personality or just that it was hard to tell? But do you know what Jesus' actual age at that instance? 30. At best 33. So they mistook the age of a person who was about 30 to be 50! That, certainly, was not a compliment on his looks. That tells me that Jesus, perhaps, looked a lot older than he actually was. He, it looks like, didn't look young and dashing!

    The point I am driving home is this: When Jesus walked around this earth no one would have walked up to him and sang this Michael Learns To Rock (MLTR) number (with adaptation) "From my youngest years to this moment now – I have never seen such a lovely king!" He looked very common – not glamorous! You must listen to this one from Philip Yancey: "Our glamourized representations of Jesus say more about us than about him!"

    Ever thought about yourself, "I am not handsome"? Ever felt bad that you aren't "that pretty"? Ever got worried that you can’t turn heads when you walk into the college like a Bipasha Basu could? Jesus understands what you go through. He wasn't, perhaps, a good-looker himself!

    4. HE HAD EMOTIONS JUST LIKE US!

    No – Jesus wasn't cold and clinical. He wasn't a machine. He had real emotions – just like us! When he talked about his death to Philip and Andrew, he conceded that his "heart was troubled!" (Jn 12:27). He did not jump for joy that he was going to die. He felt bad. That's being normal. That's being like us, buddy.

    When he geared up to announce, "One of you guys is going to betray me," John (Jesus' closest pal) records that Jesus was in 'great anguish!' (Jn 13:21). He did not feel like bursting out in laughter when he knew that. He felt hurt – just the same way we do when our friends backstab us.

    SHORTEST VERSE MAKES A LONG STATEMENT
    His eyes were welling up with tears when his close acquaintance Lazarus passed away (John 11:35). The shortest verse in the Bible comes in this context. It says, “Jesus wept.” But it is a long statement about His great love for you. Jesus knows why you are crying. He sees the pain behind your sad eyes. He's been where you've been. Yes.

    Jesus understands the pain you go through when you have flunked in your exam. When someone has ditched you. When someone has played football with your heart. When you go around singing along with MLTR, the song of those in one-sided love, "Even if you want to go alone, I will be waiting when you’re coming home. If you need someone to ease the pain, you can lean on me, my love will still remain” – Jesus would nod understandingly. He may not endorse everything you do. But understand – he sure does!

    MOUTHS-OPEN DURING A DINNER BREAK IN HSBC!
    Indian Cricket fans were absolutely astonished when Yuvraj Singh scored 6 sixes in an over in the T20 World Cup 2007 game versus England. The espncricinfo.com website reported: India had made 171 at the end of the 18th over before Yuvraj exploded in the 19th, bowled by Stuart Broad. Yuvraj dispatched Broad over cow corner, square leg, extra cover, point, midwicket and wide long-on to become the first batsman to hit six sixes in an over in Twenty20 internationals. His 50, off only 12 deliveries, was also the fastest in this format. The 61-run Yuvraj-Dhoni partnership - if you could call it that, for Yuvraj scored 58 of those runs - came off only 16 balls and boosted India to 218 off 20 overs. I watch this ‘six sixes in one over’ over on the TV live when I was on a dinner break during the days I worked at HSBC’s Global Resourcing Centre in Banjara Hills, Hyderabad. Most of the folks who watched that Over in the canteen had their mouths open – not just because they were in the process of eating food but because they were supremely shell-shocked by astounding cricket action they had just seen! Feelings of amazement – young peoples' lives are dotted with them. Time and again. Even Jesus had those kind of feelings – that's correct. When a non-Jew told him to speak a word so that his servant living far away would be healed, the Bible records that he was 'astonished!' (Math 8:10). Shell-shocked – in our language! Jesus' eyes widened – if I put it in modern terms!

    FIG TREE FIRED!
    Have you ever lost your cool? Jesus understands what you go thorough when you lose your cool for the Bible speaks of times when he was angry and upset! Let me narrate a case-point. He was once looking for edible buds in a fig tree in a certain Passover Season – one March end or early April. It was just the right season for figs in Israel to sprout with edible buds (if not fruits). But that particular fig on which Jesus cast his eyes had no edible buds that implied it would stay barren that year too. But it was leafy – as if to show it was healthy and normal. The tree reminded Jesus of the religious leaders of the Jews with whom he was constantly at loggerheads because of their pretense and show. So he cursed the fig tree (Mk 11:13-21)!

    LETTING IT RIP WITH A WHIP!
    When he saw the temple in Jerusalem having been turned into a messy marketplace he let it rip with a whip. He turned the place upside down (John 2:15). What Jesus saw was blatant injustice and he could not take it cool. He had to get angry. It has happened to us young guns – has it not? When we see hypocrisy around us we get incensed and infuriated. He can understand why you feel that way.

    YUVRAJ & JESUS – WHAT’S COMMON BETWEEN THEM?
    Andrew Flintoff provoked Yuvraj Singh in the 2007 T20 World Cup game between England and India. And the furious Yuvraj took out his red-hot anger on the cricket ball in the very next over bowled by Staurt Broad following this spat. Yuvraj, in a seething rage, hit Broad for six sixes in a single over. Yuvraj’s reaction was a typical human reaction. Jesus also reacted the way Yuvraj did, sans the abusive language and sin. Jesus was quite upset with the Jewish folks who were out to accuse him if he did any work on the Sabbath Day (Saturday). So, when Jesus did a miracle deliberately on a Sabbath, he was quite angry (Mark 3:5)! Though Jesus may not appreciate the unwise things we may have done things while fuming in a rage, he understands the human phenomenon of anger. He who has sinned not while having been angry understands those of us who sin while having been angry and is most willing to help us in this regard!

    5. HE ENJOYED HUMAN COMPANY LIKE US!

    WALKING 90 MILES JUST TO HAVE FUN WITH HUMANS!
    A monkey enjoys the company of another monkey. "What a brilliant observation!" you may well chuckle. Hang on. Using the same logic we can say that only a human can truly enjoy another human's company. A monkey can't – I bet! Jesus had a nickname. What? "A friend of sinners." Listen, each one of us are sinners (Rom 3:23). So one can reframe that pet name of Jesus to "A friend of humans." That tells me he loved to hang out with humans. He accepted invitations for Jewish weddings that lasted for weeks together. No, they did not call him because His miraculous powers would be useful. Come on! His first miracle was in that wedding at Cana. His reputation as a miracle worker hadn't been made known yet. So why did they call him? Let Max Lucado tell you. When they were finalizing the list of invitees for the wedding someone must have said, "Let's have Jesus and his gang here. They really light up a party!" Whew! Lucado’s eloquent pen goes on: "The Almighty did not act high and mighty. The Holy One was not holier-than-thou!" Can you believe it – Jesus walked 90 miles to attend a wedding! He scaled 90 miles to have some clean fun with humans!

    Just love to hang out and have clean fun with your pals? Same pinch with Jesus!

    6. HE HAD ETHEREAL INSTINCTS LIKE US!

    “I AM LONELY” CRY FROM THE MOVIE STARS
    Urmila Matondkar, once said, "I wish there was someone to talk to when you are alone at night!" Genelia D’ Souza’s lump-in-the-throat causing, famous line in a particular Tamil/Telugu movie is this: “I was surrounded by so many in this home. Yet I’ve never been so lonely!” Suriya Sivakumar in a particular Tamil movie song, sang these lines: Newyork Nagaram Urangum Neram Thanimai Adarnthathu / Paniyum Padarthathu../ Thanimai Thanimayø.. Thanimai Thanimayø../ Kødumai Kødumaiyø.. (‘When the city of New York sleeps, the loneliness of my soul is thickening, even as the mist is spreading and this is a torture!’) That's the cry of our generation. A cry of loneliness, a cry that reaches out to something beyond the skies. That’s the cry of our generation.

    Make no mistakes here. Jesus is God – every bit God. But he is also human. So as a human he had ethereal instinct. In other words, Jesus was always reaching out. This instinct in him pushed him to pray. He was praying early in the morning (Mark 1:35). In the evening too, he did the same (Math 14:23). Late in the night he was doing just the same up the hills (Luke 6:12-13). It was his die-hard habit (Luke 5:16).

    DRUGS, ALCOHOL, ILLICIT SEX CAN’T PLUG THAT EMPTINESS
    You feel like constantly reaching out beyond yourself, to the skies and beyond. Jesus knows that desire deep down in your heart. He too had it. Because of this empty feeling on the inside some young people would reach for drugs or alcohol or illicit sex to fill that emptiness with those things. Jesus doesn't sanction such a course of action. But he knows why we go after these fleeting pleasures. His example that we must find our pleasure and fulfillment in God the Father is before us.

    When this ethereal link with his Father was cut on the Cross (for no sin of his own) he made this plaintive cry, "My God! My God why have you forsaken me!" When we flirt with sin and take trips into worldly pleasures we too have felt God's presence leave us, haven't we? Jesus understands that can't-be-explained empty feeling inside us when we live lives in rebellion against our Maker. He sure does. And if we come to Him to have a living, daily relationship, the vacuum inside our hearts will be permanently plugged (John 4:13-14/10:10).

    7. HE BECAME EXHAUSTED LIKE US!

    Jesus became tired after a long walk. That is why he stopped at the well at Samaria to catch some breath. To get a drink of water (John 4:6). If that story were replayed today chances are that Jesus would have sipped some Sprite to rev up his tired body! Jesus understands it when we guys want to chill ourselves with Coke when the Mercury threatens to hit half-a-century. Oh yes!

    NOT READY FOR 100 METERS DASH WITH BOLT
    After having fasted for 40 days in the wilderness Jesus wasn't exactly ready for a 100 meters dash with Usain Bolt! Fatigue caught up with him (Math 4:11). After a hectic day of ministry he would sleep like a log. A storm (with water splashing on his face, perhaps), a rocking boat – all of this could not wake him up – he was that tired (Math 8:24)! The disciples had to fall all over him and shake him before he finally woke-up. Jesus understands it perfectly when you want to sleep for a couple of hours longer because you had stayed up nightlong and studied (even if our parents sometimes may not)!

    “STURDY-AS-SALMAN” ROMAN SOLDIERS WHIPPED JESUS
    When he was whipped brutally by the “sturdy-as-Salman” Roman Soldiers he felt excruciating pain. He wasn't smiling, "Oh what an amazing privilege to die for humans!" He was screaming in agony. In fact he became so tired after the 39 lashes that he needed Simon's help to carry the cross that weighed 50 kgs or there-about. When the Roman Soldiers hammered seven-inch nails into his wrists he wasn't emotionless. He was crying in real agony.

    COLLAPSING ON THE BEAN BAG – COOL WITH JESUS
    He understands it when we become drained after a hectic work assignment that you want to just relax and catch your breath for sometime. He understands your desire to collapse on your bean bag and catch a few winks of sleep. He’s cool with it. In such an occasion Jesus will certainly not lecture you saying: "Our real rest is only in heaven – so keep on running!" No way! He would not upset us with inconsiderate words like that (like some 'super' spiritual people would)!

    8. HE ENCOUNTERED TEMPTATION LIKE US!

    JESUS, TEMPTED ALL HIS LIFE!
    Jesus was tempted in every area – this is what the Bible plainly tells us (Heb 4:15). There is no getting around this fact. Note that the devil left only for some time – an opportune time – after his desert temptation (Math 4:11). Jesus was tempted all his life. We do not have a record of all his temptations. But we do have a record saying that he was tempted in 'every way'. Peter for instance, suggested that Jesus escape the Cross. The crowds, by wanting him to be king also were trying to seduce him away from the Cross. Even when he was on the cross, Jesus' temptations did not cease. The taunts that were thrown at him – “Come down from the Cross”, “if you are really the son of God” – were deadly temptations. Yet he beat them all.

    That means, my chum, we can't say, "No one understands the secret struggles with sin I go through!" Jesus does. And what is more is that he can help us out in that struggle. He is in sympathy with our weaknesses (Heb 4:15). Just above Hebrews 4:15 is this verse: "Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account" (Vs. 13). Frightening, eh! It was not meant to be. When we study the context, the thrust of this verse is: "God knows every struggle you go through; yea, everything. Why then are you trying to run away from him? Rush to him. Run into his wide open arms. Grace and mercy are waiting for you – his beloved child!" How did I figure it out? Scroll down a bit: "Therefore, since we have a great high priest (Jesus)…Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need"(Vs. 14,16).

    NOT LIKE A STIRICT PRINCIPAL
    Jesus ain't like a strict School Principal waiting to whack you for the first blunder you commit. Far from it! Max Lucado will tell you best: "Seems that God is looking more for ways to get us home than for ways to keep us out. I challenge you to find one soul who came to God seeking grace and did not find it. Search the pages. Read the stories. Envision the encounters. Find one person who came seeking a second chance and left with a stern lecture. I dare you, search." He is an understanding friend who has been through what we are going through. Yet he stayed from sinning. So he can lend us his hand – hands that alone can truly help us to say 'no' to sin next time out. We can't obviously ask for more, correct?

    9.HIS LIFE ENDED LIKE OURS, ONE DAY, WILL!

    Every human's final destination is death. No doubts about it. No questions about it. The Bible tells us that. King David when he knew his death was near he summoned his son Solomon and told him, "Now I am about to go the way of all the earth" (I Kings 2:2). It is mankind's "last enemy" (I Cor 15:26). You know what? Jesus went all the way – even to death – in order to tell us: "Hey! I understand each and everything what you will ever go through!" Jesus shared in our humanity by his death (Heb 2:14).

    Can God, who by definition is ever-existing die? Good question. He can if he chooses to. He can if he wants to. That's what Jesus did. He died voluntarily for us (Jn 10:17,18). He died on the Cross. The Roman Soldiers usually broke the legs of the ones crucified so that they would not be able to lift themselves up to breathe. But in Jesus' case they refrained. The reason? They were very sure he had died! He was dead beyond doubt! Jesus did not shy away from death – the event that's the common end for every human.

    FOOTBALLER BERGKAMP’S FEAR OF DEATH
    Young people – most of them – are scared of death. Dutch footballer Dennis Bergkamp stopped flying in planes because of this nagging fear. A few of his teammates had died in a plane-crash. That was it – a fear of death has gripped him, since then. Young friend, Jesus understands your fear. In fact he lives today to deliver those who lived all their lives as slaves to the fear of dying (Heb 2:15). Because Jesus died and rose again he can quell every fear we may have in our hearts – including the fear of death. Just no one else can understand us like Jesus can – believe me!

    Why did Jesus die? To make us his friends again. He stated, "the greatest love is shown when people lay down their lives for their friends. You are my friends…" (Jn 15: 13,14).

    10. HE WILL BE LIKE US ETERNALLY!

    We are not through yet. One fact remains. The fact that He will stay as a human. Forever. After he rose from the death, he still had his human body (though it was a glorified human body). He could eat with that body – just like us (Check out Jn. 21:10 and Lk. 24:49). He went to heaven as a man (Acts 1:11). Today he is speaking to God as an advocate for us as a human (I Tim 2:5). The same human Jesus is gonna return someday (Acts 1:11). The man Christ Jesus will judge all humanity – the Word of God tells us (Acts 17:31). So on that fearsome day we cannot go like, "Jesus you never know what it means to be a human – the struggles we had to go through!" Your judge and mine will be a human. The "You-can-never-understand-my-struggles" excuse will never work on that dreadful day!

    WHAT TYSON ONCE SAID
    If we denied that Jesus was a human we are anti-Christs! The Bible makes no bones about this (Jude 1:3/I Jn 4:1-2). My young peer do you now understand that He understands you. My bosom friend do you now realize that you and I can never really say what Boxer Mike Tyson once said, "I don't have one friend in my entire life!" You can count on Jesus to be an understanding friend! Even if all others walk out of your life you can count on Jesus to stay.

    You may be a traitor to Jesus. Yet he will call you his friend (Think of Judas – Math 26:50). You may have told white lies and found your own way. Yet he calls you his pal (Think of Abraham – Isa 41:8). Young buddy you have to choose today if you are going to give this friend a finger. Tell Him to leave you alone, like some did (Mt 8:34). Or invite him to be your best friend ever – a friend who sticks closer than a brother!

    LOVELY YET LONELY NICOLE KIDMAN
    Sipping coffee, I glanced at the newspaper. My eyes panned the page. My eyes zeroed in on a small news piece beside the bubbly picture of Nicole Kidman, the Hollywood actress in one corner. The article announced, “Lonely Oscar night!” “Sounds interesting!” I thought. I read what was printed below: Actress Nicole Kidman has revealed that she felt big but lonely after winning an Academy award for her role in The Hours in 2003. The 40-year old said she felt very upset that she did not have anyone to celebrate the moment with. “I felt big. It felt lonely and big. You are in a hotel and you’re like OK, well, I’m sitting in this big suite with an Oscar, and I still don’t have a life. What is wrong with me,” Contactmusic.com quoted her saying. “It hit home that I needed to get a life: who do I jump on the bed with, and celebrate with, and order pancakes with. That was painful, not having that person to share it with,” she said (Page 14, The Hindu Vijayawada Edition, September 10, 2007). As soon as I read that several questions boggled my mind and bothered my heart. Here they are: Why would a lovely lady with loads of cash and lots and lots of fans feel so lonely? Why would a pretty, planet-trotting actress be in such acute distress? Why would this Oscar winner who lived with gay abandon feel so abandoned?
    I turned to my Bible – God’s roadmap for the journey called life - for the answer. It told me that we become lonely – utterly lonely - when we sin against God. “Your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you,” Prophet Isaiah writes in the Bible, inspired by the Holy Spirit (Isa 59:2). Yes, our sins drive a heart-cutting wedge between us and our Maker and leave us lonely and empty. Our sins eventually will take us to the loneliest place of them all – eternal, ever-burning hell, a place God has marked out for folks who have decided, stubbornly and finally, never to enjoy his company, the Bible warns (Rev 22:15). But the Good news the Bible announces is this: Jesus, God in human flesh and bone, the only sinless person who lived on this earth, experienced languishing loneliness as a punishment for our sins and we don’t have to be lonely any longer (Isaiah 53:5,6). That is why Jesus voluntarily died a cruel and brutal death for you and I on the Cross. The sins of all people of all time were laid upon him while he hung there for six hours one Friday two thousand years ago. God, the Holy Father of Jesus, cannot wink at sin. So when Jesus his Son became the planet’s sin-bearer while he hung bloodied on the Cross, he turned his face away from him and forsook him. Yes indeed, Jesus was truly lonely at that point. That why he cried out, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” hanging on the Cross (Math 27:46). That loneliness experience was so heart-crushing yet he went through it for you – the lonely you! Today, if you will repent from your sins and trust in the Alive-again Jesus you will never again be lonely! Jesus says to you now, “I will not leave you (feeling lonely like) orphans… I will come to you!” (John 14:18). The only God who came in search of you when you were still lost and lonely is Jesus, the Bible reveals (Luke 19:10; Rom 5:8). Would you invite this unique Jesus into your life now to discover eternal life and “a friend closer than a brother” (one of the many sweet names for Jesus found in the Bible)? Would you do it NOW?

    Will you join me in singing these lines from a famous hymn:

    There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus – No not one, no not one!
    Jesus knows all about your struggles.
    He will guide till the day is done
    There's not a friend like the lowly Jesus – No not one, no not one

    (Duke Jeyaraj, an Engineer turned Doctor of Ministry graduate, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to presentday people funded by Indians who read his writings and hear his messages. Find out more about Duke and this inter-denominational ministry by liking www.facebook.com/googleduke ). Note: This article is a chapter from Duke's book, Goodnews for the Google Generation (a book that is presently out of stock. This book, hopefully, will be reprinted).

  • On Aug 06

    GOOFED UP ONCE?

    GOOFED UP ONCE? GOOFED UP TWICE? LEARN FROM JUSTIN GATLIN!
    Duke Jeyaraj
    You may have goofed up in your life. Or even worse, you may have been 'caught in sin'. Or even, even, terribly worse, you may have been 'caught in sin' the second time. But you can repent. You can still come back to Christ. You can seek his blood cleansing. And then you can live straight and holy enabled by his grace. You can choose not to use His Grace as a credit card for stubbornly living in sin (Jude 3). Then God can lift you! I do not know if Justin Gatlin is a believer. But he serves as an illustration for what I just wrote. He was caught cheating with drugs - twice. Yet he converted what was supposed to be Usain Bolt's night into his night. He was older than the retiring Usian. Yet, he beat Usain Bolt and won the gold in the World Athletic Championships on 4 August 2017. - Duke Jeyaraj, www.dukev.org

  • On Aug 06

    The first time the Bible mentions the word "friend" it is in Genesis 38.

    The first time the Bible mentions the word "friend" it is in Genesis 38. Hirah, the friend, serves as an aide for Judah (the elder brother of Joseph) to turn into prostitution (Gen. 38:12,20). What does your friend inspire you to do? Indulge in prostitution? Or do you have a friend who inspires you to grow in salvation? Choose your friend wisely! - Duke Jeyaraj, www.dukev.org http://www.dukev.org/

  • On Aug 05

    Methuselah: Spiritual Lessons for Young & Old from the World's Oldest Man - Dr.

    Methuselah: Spiritual Lessons for Young & Old from the World's Oldest Man - Dr. Duke Jeyaraj: https://t.co/NfCGCHTHNx via YouTube

  • On Aug 02

    Apostle Paul writes to the beleivers in the church at Rome this: "I have written with UNFLINCHING HONESTY on MANY TOPICS...." (Rom.

    Apostle Paul writes to the beleivers in the church at Rome this: "I have written with UNFLINCHING HONESTY on MANY TOPICS...." (Rom. 15: 15, The Voice). I am poor imitation of the great apostle in that I try to do the same, however imperfectly!!! Apostle Paul's letters are Scripture. My words are NOT. However my words attempt to unveil Scripture truths for today's youth. Here is my offering of "five loaves and two fish" on the subject of SEXTING - a rage among Google Genners of today - in the light of the Scriptures. Download the YouVersion App onto your Mobile Phone (whichever platform) and search for Duke Jeyaraj and scroll down to this plan. Or you can simply search Youversion Plans under "sext" and land on this plan and read. There is an option to have the audio of the relevant Scriptures read aloud in this app!! You can follow this link to land on the plan as well: https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/4468-sexting-temptation-victory

  • On Jul 29

    When One 13USD Flea Market Bought ring sold for 850K USD - A Duke Jeyaraj Short Bible Devotion from Philemon.

  • On Jul 27

    IN YOUVERSION APP RIGHT NOW DUKE JEYARAJ HAS FOUR BIBLE DEVOTION PLANS COVERING HOT TOPICS THAT CONCERN THE GOOGLE GENERATION.

    IN YOUVERSION APP RIGHT NOW DUKE JEYARAJ HAS FOUR BIBLE DEVOTION PLANS COVERING HOT TOPICS THAT CONCERN THE GOOGLE GENERATION. CHECK IT OUT!

  • On Jul 27

    "Then the master told his servant, 'Go out to the roads and country lanes and compel them to come in, so that my house will be full." - Luke 14:23.

    Tract Distribution (inviting people in the highways and byways for the wedding feast of the Lamb) with Duke on 28th July, Friday, between 6 PM to 7 PM. Join in! If you not you, then who? If not this time, then when? WhatsApp Duke if you want to join. More details will be given.

  • On Jul 23

    WHY THE BRAVE INDIAN WOMEN LOST IN THE WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2017

    WHY THE BRAVE INDIAN WOMEN LOST IN THE WORLD CUP CRICKET FINAL 2017
    A Duke Jeyaraj analysis with spiritual lessons!

    Indian Women were only two hits away from winning their first One Day Internation(ODI) World Cup! But alas they lost by 9 runs narrowly to England at Lords, London on the 23 July 2017. They deserve our appreciation for getting thus far. They had New Zealand for breakfast, Australia for lunch but the hunter turned into the hunted when it came to dinner! Shall we learn lessons for our spiritual life from this gripping game of cricket? I wrap Bible lessons around four reasons for India’s defeat in this nerve-wracking final:

    1. BLOWING IT UP AT THE END AFTER A BURNING START!

    When India needed 29 off 33, the gates were wide open for a possible Indian victory, and that’s when English bowler Shrubsole stormed through, yorking Jhulan Goswami (who has even scored even a ODI fifty) two balls later to tilt the match decisively England's way (ESPNCricinfo). The same Jhulan claimed three wickets for 23 runs in her 10 overs and helped India put the brakes on England when they batted first. England only could make 229 in their allotted fifty overs. Jhulan who is a vastly experienced (having played over 160 ODIs for India) could have easily stitched a sensible partnership with 19-year Deepti Sharma (who has the highest score of 188 in ODIs) and taken India to victory.

    As believers do we only pray and never act? Learn from Hannah of I Samuel 1! She not only prayed for a baby but did what she had to do to receive a baby – have sexual relationships with her husband! As believers do we only want periods of prosperity in our life? Learn from Apostle Paul as he writes elaborately about his trails in 2 Cor. 11:16-33. Understand from Hebrews 11 that glamor and gloom can be from same faith in God (Resurrections from the Dead and knocks on the Head BOTH came from the SAME faith at various times – Heb. 11:35). Let us embrace both our ‘batting’ and ‘bowling’ responsibilities together as believers!!! Jesus said, “He who endures till the end will be saved!” (Matt. 24:13). So let us not blow it up at the end after a burning start!

    2. PROMOTION FOR A NON-PERFORMER!

    “Then, after Shrubsole's slower offcutter sent back Raut for 86, India promoted Sushma Verma - a wicketkeeper-batsman with an average of 6.40 after 13 innings - ahead of Deepti Sharma, who has seven fifties and a 188 in ODIs” (ESPNCricinfo). Verma scored a duck and India lost their way in their chase of 229 to win their first ever World Cup, even further, versus England in the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground before the largest ever crowd that has ever gathered to watch a women’s cricket game!

    Some churches and ministries promote rank new-comers to high-positions keeping in mind their wealth, position in the corporate world, etc. even though the concerned are new believers, and in some cases non-believers. This is wrong. Apostle Paul writes, “An elder must not be a new believer, because he might become proud…” (I Tim. 3:6).

    3. THE SLOWING DOWN INSTEAD OF SPRINTING!

    “It was an iffy single but Mithali Raj, running from the non-striker's end after Raut played the ball to the right of midwicket, perhaps judged it calamitous when it was merely risky. Giving up prematurely, she slowed down and ended up yards out when a sprint and dive could have saved her” (ESPNCricinfo).

    In our spiritual lives, there are times when we slow down instead of sprinting. Do we hesitate to share the Gospel with our co-passengers despite them asking questions like, “What book are you reading – is it the Bible?” Are we like Mrs. Lot who wanted to have ‘one last look at sin’ thinking that she had lots of time to scoot from sinful city of Sodom? But Mrs. Lot did not realize she did not have lots of time to turn and run. She turned into a pillar of salt as God’s judgement came upon her that very second.

    4. THE BLIND DASH INSTEAD OF BACKING THEMSELVES

    When Deepti Sharma and Shikha Pandey were batting India needed 11 runs off 16 balls to win the Final. That’s when Shikha hit the ball on the offside straight to an English fielder and darted for a non-existent single! She was sent back by Deepti. But by the time, Shikha returned back to the safely of her crease, the English Wicketkeeper whipped the bails off. If only Shikha had stayed in the safety of her crease and backed herself to score 11 runs off 15 balls (very much 'doable')! India further tumbled closer to a 'oh so close, yet so far' defeat.

    There are folks who fish out non-existent doctrines in the Bible like hyper-grace (grace as a license to sin) and universalism (all will be saved ultimately) and show great speed in propagating them. They are heading towards destruction (hell) and taking a host of people with them to same destruction (hell) (Check out 2 Peter 2:17 and Jude 13). We, who should know better and are not head-nodding fools, would do well to stay within the ‘crease’ of the Bible and make the Bible the final court of appeal for all matters of belief and behavior! "Do not go beyond what is written (in the Scriptures)" (I Cor. 4:6).

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, this article’s author is the Founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission, a reader supported Indian ministry that is not a church. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

  • On Jul 22

    'She reached her first fifty off 64 balls, her second came off another 26, and her third off a barely believable 17.

    The acceleration could not have been starker.' - Deivarayan Muthu on Harmanpreet Kaur's heroic 171 not out that took Indian Woman Cricket Team to the World Cup Final 2017 in the iconic Lords Cricket Ground. As the Second Coming of Jesus nears we must accelerate the preaching of the Gospel through our life and lips (Matt. 24:14). - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Jul 20

    I Kings - the Bible Book Summarized for Google Gen using acronym 1-K-I-N-G-S - Dr.

    I Kings - the Bible Book Summarized for Google Gen using acronym 1-K-I-N-G-S - Dr. Duke Jeyaraj: https://t.co/nO8jaInIbe via @YouTube. One of the messages that Duke Jeyaraj in the G4 Mission event, Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears.

  • On Jul 17

    "Federer survived three eras: the latter days of Pete Sampras and Andre Agassi, the days of Rafael Nadal, the days of Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray." - Will Swanton.

    Caleb of the Bible exhibited logevity of a Federer when it came to his Spiritual Life. At 85, he was as enthusiastic as he was when he was a youth (Josh. 14-15). Our love for Jesus must never grow cold (Matt. 24:12). It must be unending (Eph. 6:24). - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Jul 16

    As a ministry we keep fighting false teachings that affect youth of the church.

    As a ministry we keep fighting false teachings that affect youth of the church. Here is a recent message where I rebut the hyper-grace false teaching biblically -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgTq7-7a0mw

  • On Jul 15

    Once in two months, Duke Jeyaraj summarizes Bible Doctrine for the Google Generation in Somajiguda, Hyderabad, in a practical way.

    Once in two months, Duke Jeyaraj summarizes Bible Doctrine for the Google Generation in Somajiguda, Hyderabad, in a practical way. In the month of June, he summarized the doctrine of Man (Anthropology). You can view Duke's entire talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JG5QPFsnTIM

  • On Jul 11

    SWEET SIXTEEN COUPLE USED BY GOD TO BLESS OTHER COUPLES JUST BEFORE THEIR 16TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

    SWEET SIXTEEN COUPLE USED BY GOD TO BLESS OTHER COUPLES JUST BEFORE THEIR 16TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY!

    In an Marriage Enrichment event organized by Full Gospel Fellowship of Sunabeda Public School, over 35 couples from different parts of Sunabeda and Similiguda on 26th June 2017. Duke and Evan ministered together as a couple along with Pas. Georgy Abraham. Duke and Evan were particularly grateful for this event as they celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary on the 9th of July 2017. Sweet Sixteen indeed!!!

  • On Jul 08

    Why Is This Pain, Mine?

    Why Is This Pain, Mine? Asked That Question. Then Listen to this message. From our ministry in Kozhikode (May 2017).

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/whysufferinggodsspeechinjobduke

  • On Jul 08

    In a difficult place of ministry?

    In a difficult place of ministry? Feel like giving up. Listen to this encouraging message by Dr. Duke Jeyaraj in the English - Malayalam format here - https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/dukeamosmissionsmalayalam (from our May 2017 ministry in Kozhikode).

  • On Jul 07

    Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer.

    A Time of Prayer with the Dukes at their base. V35 AWHO Ved Vihar, Dairy Farm Road, Next to Newly Opened Talwar Hyundai Service Center opposite to Kanajiguda Petrol Bunk. Prayer for the needs of THE World (terrorism, Google Gen youth issues, political leaders, nation of India, hurting world, etc) first. Prayer for the needs of YOUR World (life partner, healing, spiritual growth, financial blessing, jobs, Visa, etc) finally. A Short Duke Jeyaraj-led Practical Bible Study in the middle. ON SATURDAY 8TH JULY. 11 AM TO 1 PM (TWO HOURS ONLY). We praise God for the testimonies of miracle we received from people (IT Pros to homemakers) who have attended previous such prayer times! “Prayer is the stop that keeps us going!” “Let us forego some SCREEN TIME (IPAD TIME, TV TIME, PHONE TIME) and use the time so gained and convert it to SCREAM TIME (crying out to God time – not man)!” (this line, I wrote for myself!). If you need help with the directions, please call us once you reach Bowenpally police station or Lal Bazaar or Tirumalgiri Junction at about 10:30 AM on the 8th July on 8886040605 and we will be glad to assist. Feel free to copy and paste this to Facebook friends and WhatsApp grounps with people from Hyderabad/Secunderabad. – Duke Jeyaraj. ...

  • On Jul 04

    LET'S PRAY FOR AMERICA: THE ACRONYM A-M-E-R-I-C-A WILL HELP US TO

    LET'S PRAY FOR AMERICA: THE ACRONYM A-M-E-R-I-C-A WILL HELP US TO
    Duke Jeyaraj

    Let's pray for the United States of America. The acronym a-m-e-r-i-c-a will help us pray for America:

    A - ttacked America. It is the favorite target of terrorists. Remember 9/11? Think of San Bernandino. Rewind to Orlando Gay Bar Shootings. So, pray for the protection of America.

    M-issionary America. It is a nation that has sent Missionaries all over the world. Americans like Jim Elliot gave their lives for the gospel at a tender age. Every major Study Bible is from America and I see those Bibles as missionaries! Let's pray that America would continue to send out missionaries across the globe. Let's pray that the immigrants in America, the No.1 immigrant destination in the World, will hear of Jesus.

    E-ntertaining America. America is the home of Hollywood, the biggest movie industry in the world. American movies are screened all across the globe. Let us pray that Hollywood would provide wholesome entertainment.

    R-ich America. America is synonymous with the word "rich." American Bill Gates has been the world 's richest man for several years in running. Let's pray that every American dollar that is donated for any cause in the world would be used for the right purpose.

    I-ntelligent America. From America we have some of the most life-transforming gadgets coming out year after year - thanks to intelligent innovators like Steve Jobs. My ministry, Grabbing De Google Generation 4m Gehenna Mission's website is hosted by pagevamp.com. This coolly brilliant website is developed by young American college kids (Penn Students!), and gives techno-challenged folks like me the wherewithal to create and constantly keep updating a full-fledged website by automatically taking Facebook page content I constantly put out at periodic intervals! Let's us pray that gadgets, websites, etc., will not take the place of God there or anywhere.

    C-Courageous America. We have brave American troops stationed across the world. Guys like Tim Howard, the brave goal-stopper who stopped over 15 certain Belgian goals in the World Cup last 16 (2014) epitomises the courage of the nation that is a land of the free and the home of the brave. The land of the Kentucky Fried Chicken is known for its great ability not to get chickened out! Let's pray that Americans will continue to use their courage for the right cause.

    A-palling America. Pornography. Abortion. Homosexuality. Gluttony. School shootings. You can go on. America is gripped by these and more (as are other countries). Let's pray for God to save America.

    (Duke Jeyaraj, an Engineer turned Doctor of Ministry graduate, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to presentday people funded by Indians who read his writings and hear his messages. Find out more about Duke and this inter-denominational ministry by liking www.facebook.com/googleduke or visiting www.dukev.org or WhatsApping +91-8886040605).

  • On Jun 29

    Part of a message that Evan Duke preached in Sunabeda, Odisha, on 25th June 2017.

  • On Jun 29

    This ministry trip to Sunabeda, Odisha, turned out to be memorable.

    This ministry trip to Sunabeda, Odisha, turned out to be memorable. Just got back.

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=VrwUuR9cVRc&feature=youtu.be - one of the messages preached in the meeting; a great response at the altar call time

  • On Jun 29

    God blessed the ministry Evan and Duke did in Full Gospel Fellowship Sunabeda (known as a HAL Township), Odisha, 24-26, 2017.

    Pas. Georgy Abraham also ministered powerfully. Evan blessed the women in a women's meet with a message from three unnamed Bible Women. Tears during the prayer time. Duke preached to youth from three Genesis chapters - 19, 39 and 24. Topics such as salvation, holy living, life partner choice was covered. Was a sight for sore eyes to see vast majority of the youth come forward, kneel down and give their lives to Jesus. Evan's message in the Gospel meeting on 25th Evening was balanced and blistering. People came forward to the altar. God did great things. Testimonies of encouragement, received. Duke shared from Psalm 88, the saddest of all Psalms a message titled, "When Instead of Having Problems in Life, Life Itself becomes a Problem!" Datasha our 9 year old daughter recited Paul's sermon from Acts 13, the best summary of the story of the Bible found in the Bible before Duke's message. God soothed broken hearts. On 26 June morning, Duke and Evan and Pas. Georgy combined to minister to over 30 couples who came for a special couples seminar. Duke-Evan talked to the married women (using acronym HUSBAND to help women to understand men from a biblical and practical viewpoint, while Pas. Georgy spoke to the married men a practical message. Duke challenged the combined audience on Why God Created Marriage (using five 'MCs'). Couples renewed their vows. During the lunch with the key organizers Mr. Ashok-Mrs.Priya Ambrose provided for all, couples were seen feeding each other!!! Romance in the air!! In the final night message to about 150-200 believers Duke spoke on the peril of Procrastination. He gave a missionary call at the end. The altar was full of young people who wanted to burn their candle of light for Jesus in the one life they have. More tears. We are grateful to God for the warm invitation given us by Sir Ashok Ambrose to come over to Sunabeda and minister. Priya Ma'am's warmth, hospitality, awesome singing, introductions we didn't deserve melted our hearts. The presence of Anisha Ambrose and Ankita Ambrose in these meetings made it all the more special. Meeting Uncle Anoop Ambrose and his family was also a great joy. He prayed for our children, a wonderful prayer of blessing. Meeting Uncle Raghavelu of the Lighthouse Church was also a blessing. The Odiya interpreters, Bro. Joseph Mangaraj and Bro. Prachicha ministered alongside us. Bro. Solomon Kuldeep and his team led in wow worship. Dale Duke, our 13 year old son took care of video recording and book sale. Videos will be uploaded later on. We pray for fruits of this program to remain. To God be the glory! ...

  • On Jun 19

    YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR TRAINING WILL HELP YOU

    YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR TRAINING WILL HELP YOU
    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj's short devo from a Champions Trophy 2017 Final snippet

    Fakhar Zaman, was once training to join the Pakistan Navy. His hundred sank India in the Champions Trophy Final 2017. Matthew, the tax-collector, was good at 'collecting' - he collected money. After his conversion he collected the speeches of Jesus according to topics and out came Matthew's Gospel with five collections of Jesus' talks (given at different times) on five different subjects (Kingdom life to Last days). Give yourself fully to training. You never know when your trianing will be handy.

    (Find out more about Duke's ministry, G4 Mission at www.dukev.org )

  • On Jun 16

    A message that Duke Jeyaraj shared in the Vellore-6 AG Church on 28 March from the book of Amos.

    A message that Duke Jeyaraj shared in the Vellore-6 AG Church on 28 March from the book of Amos. A message that calls for bold witnesses for Jesus! A message that has IPL10 illustrations!

  • On Jun 15

    A message Duke Jeyaraj preached in the church he grew up in, in Vellore this May - wrapping Bible Truth around the late founding pastor's life and the IPL10 Final:

    A message Duke Jeyaraj preached in the church he grew up in, in Vellore this May - wrapping Bible Truth around the late founding pastor's life and the IPL10 Final:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SSyWKQPKeT4&feature=youtu.be&a

  • On Jun 15

    He remains unbeaten in his 90s rather dan go 4 a 100 - my salute to Kohli.

    Dissolution of selfish ambition & purification go 2gether(Js3:16)

  • On Jun 13

    Coming up this Sunday - 18th June - 6:30 PM - in the heart of Hyderabad: Somajiguda.

    Coming up this Sunday - 18th June - 6:30 PM - in the heart of Hyderabad: Somajiguda. Please pray. Join in, if you can! Topics like Evolution, Racism, Regionalism, Casteism, etc, will be talked about in this practical-for-Google Gen Doctrine of Man Sound Doctrine Bible Study. Time for discussion/questions too.

  • On Jun 07

    "SEXTING & SCRIPTURES!" / "ONE MORE FRESH REASON TO SAY NO TO PORN!"/ "IF MORDECAI WERE IN SHANGHAI..."/ "CAN A MODERN STAY AT HOME MOM DO MINISTRY?"/ "WEREN'T ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA BELIEVERS?": SOME OF THE TITLES OF ARTICLES IN JUST-OUT MAG, THE DAYS OF YOUR YOUTH!

    "SEXTING & SCRIPTURES!" / "ONE MORE FRESH REASON TO SAY NO TO PORN!"/ "IF MORDECAI WERE IN SHANGHAI..."/ "CAN A MODERN STAY AT HOME MOM DO MINISTRY?"/ "WEREN'T ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA BELIEVERS?": SOME OF THE TITLES OF ARTICLES IN JUST-OUT MAG, THE DAYS OF YOUR YOUTH! READ IT ONLINE!

    In the Issue 36 of this magazine which wraps Bible Truth around interesting contemporary events based on a model presented by Jesus in Luke 13:1-5, published by Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a interdenominational ministry to presentday people, founded by Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, we have the following articles that inform and inspire, grip and guide, enliven and edify, thrill and tutor, pre-occupy and provoke: If Mordecai Were in Shanghai? (An article that brings lessons from the life of Bible Character Mordecai for modern young working professionals by Duke), Sexting, Sexy Selfies and Scriptures (An article that examines what the Bible teaches about this taboo topic by Duke), Becoming a Balaam, Vendaam! (an article for those in involved in ministry from the life of Balaam by Duke), Jesus Claimed To Be God and Proved It: A Study From John's Gospel (Ammunition for meaningful conversations with Jehovah Witnesses, Islam Adherants, and Hyper-Grace followers, etc, by Duke), Did Peter Kill Ananias and Sapphira? Were they Not Believers? (an answer to hyper-grace teachers who say this couple weren't believers and that Peter killed them by Duke), A Prayer Plan for the Least-Evangelised World Nations Using Acronym T-A-M-M-Y-S by Duke, A Testimony of a Young Woman who is a Witness for the Lord Jesus in Her Work Place (an IT Company), One More Reason To Quit Porn by Duke, How a Stay-At-Home Modern Mom Can Do Ministry by Evan Duke, etc. God bless our Eugene Pandian, our volunteer designer for this entire issue. Eugene was my contemporary while I did Agri Engg in Allahabad (1993-97). Lima Eugene, Stephen Jothiraj, Deborah Johnwesley and Hepsibha Paul did the text editing voluntarily. If you want to receive four issues of this magazine for a small price, please inbox me. If you are a subscriber/supporter of G4 Mission (dukev.org), your print copy will come via courier/post shortly. Please WhatsApp +91-8885075888 to receive this mag via PDF if you want to. God bless!

    This issue also has our ministry news as usual.

    You can read the full magazine here:

    https://issuu.com/dukejeyaraj/docs/issue_36-web-min

    (Click on the square icon at the right bottom of the mag on your screen to make the mag spread across your full desk-top/lap-top screen)

    OR here

    https://www.flipsnack.com/dukejeyaraj/the-days-of-your-youth-issue-36-the-duke-jeyaraj-mag.html?p=4

    (Click on 'click to read' on the screen to make the mag on the screen spread across your screen - be it a laptop or desktop).

  • On Jun 05

    Promoted by Capt Kohli,Hardik 2 bat b4 Dhoni vs Pak & how he made it count!

    Do v make it count, ven de Lord promotes us(Ps75:6)in workplace? - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On Jun 02

    WHY WE MUST GIVE THE HELLISH SHACK MOVIE THEOLOGY A WHACK

    WHY WE MUST GIVE THE HELLISH SHACK MOVIE THEOLOGY A WHACK

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj uses the acronym w-h-a-ck to give a biblical rebuttal of the Trinitarian Gospel which he labels, “Twisted Trinitarian Gospel” and shows how its connected to the equally-dangerous hyper-grace false teaching.

    Here is a summary of the movie/book The Shack from ChristianityToday.com, “To summarize, the shape of the novel is this: Mackenzie (Mack) Phillips' youngest daughter, Missy, is abducted and brutally murdered during a family vacation. Following Missy's death, Mack, who has always had a somewhat tenuous relationship with God, falls into what he calls "the Deep Sadness." One wintry day, Mack receives a letter from God (in his mailbox) asking him to meet God in the shack where Missy's bloody dress—the only evidence of her murder—was recovered. The rest of the book is a conversation between Mack and the Trinity.”

    I want to use the acronym w-h-a-c-k to outline five main Biblical reasons to give the movie/book, The Shack, and the connected “Twisted” Trinitarian Gospel presented by William Paul Young, the author of The Shack, a whack:

    W: The Shack Compromises the WAY:

    In The Shack, Jesus declares, “I’m not a Christian,” and then explains, “Those who love me come from every system that exists. They were Buddhists or Mormons, Baptists or Muslims, Democrats, Republicans and many who don’t vote or are not part of any Sunday morning or religious institutions. I have followers who were murderers and many who were self-righteous. Some are bankers and bookies, Americans and Iraqis, Jews and Palestinians. I have no desire to make them Christian, but I do want to join them in their transformation into sons and daughters of my Papa, into my brothers and sisters, into my Beloved.” This statement is in direct contradiction with the Biblical Jesus who claimed to be THE Way, THE Truth, and THE Life (John 14:6). This quip of Jesus in The Shack, is directly opposed to the Bible Truth found in Acts 4:12 – Salvation is found in no one else except in the name of Jesus. In The Shack, Jesus tells Mack that he is “the best way any human can relate to Papa (God the Father) or Sarayu (God the Holy Spirit).” Please notice this: Jesus is not the “only” way in The Shack, but just the “best” way! What a terrible heresy!!! This declaration of Jesus in The Shack stands against Jesus’ repeated invitation to all and sundry to “come” to him: “Come to me, all you….” (Matt. 11:28); “Anyone can come after me, but that ‘anyone’ should be willing to bear the Cross….” (Matt. 16:24, my translation); “Let the little children come to me….” (Matt. 19:14); It is one thing to say that Jesus “seeks” us, but totally another thing to say that Jesus wants to “join us” as the The Shack bizarrely proclaims. Jesus came to “seek” Zacchaeus-like sinners, the Gospel proclaims (Luke 19:5). But only after he expressed an attitude of repentance (Read Luke 19:8), did Jesus announce “salvation” in his house (Luke 19:9). Jesus calls us to take a U-turn from sin and turn toward him. Biblically this process is called “repent.” In Luke 13:1-5, Jesus said this twice, “Unless you repent you too will perish!” “Perish”/ “die” is the biblical word that ultimately means eternal hell punishment (2 Thess 2:9,10; Rev. 21:7-8).

    William Paul Young in his 2017 book, Lies We Believe About God, quotes a verse that perhaps makes him believe that Jesus was the “best” way and not the only way. Here is that verse: “…the living God, who is the Savior of all men, and especially of those who believe” (I Tim. 4:10, NIV). This verse does not teach that God ultimately saves from hell all people and that Jesus is the best way to be saved. Absolutely not! This verse is talking about “common grace” that God extends to all people, even if they are not believers. Matthew 5:45 talks about this – God causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. “In him (God), we live and move and have our being” – Paul mentions this truth to the unbelievers he was preaching to in Acts 17:28, quoting from a secular poet whose works they were familiar with. God gives certain graces to all folks, allover – that was Paul’s point. In that sense, God is the “Savior of all men.” I agree with John Samson who writes this about this verse: “This grace should actually amaze us because God is under no obligation whatsoever to give it (his common grace) to anyone. It can never be demanded. God sustains the lives of His sworn enemies, often for many decades! However, as wonderful as it is, it is only a temporal grace because all unregenerate people eventually die and will face the judgment (Heb. 9:27).” So the essence of I Timothy 4:10 is this: God gives common grace to both believers and unbelievers. But the reception of common grace does not mean automatic hell punishment. In the same sermon where he talked about common grace for all in Acts 17 (in verse 28), Apostle Paul talks about judgment for those who refuse to repent and turn to Christ (in verse 30-31). In the same book which William Paul Young quotes from to ‘prove’ that Christ is the ‘best’ way, the Bible truth that Christ is the ‘only’ way comes out: there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (I Tim. 2:5). There is also the teaching that warns about a coming judgment: “the sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind them” (I Tim. 5:24). In the same book is the teaching that only the repentant, truly humble rich people will make it to heaven (I Tim. 6:17-20). When this is the case, there is no basis to conclude that all folks will be ultimately be saved and that Jesus, at best, is only the best way, and not the only way, as William Paul Young wrongly teaches.

    In a very subtle way, The Shack demeans Jesus and makes the One who is THE truth, a liar! Here is how: Papa (God the Father) asserts “regardless of what He (Jesus) felt at that moment, I never left him” when Jesus said, “My God, My God, Why have You forsaken me?” hanging on the Cross. So, according to The Shack, Jesus was a liar or emotionally unstable. A foundation for starting a cult is well and truly laid, when Jesus’ very character is attacked and William Young does that in The Shack!

    James De Young, a former friend of William Young, the author of The Shack challenged the theology of shack with this title: Burning Down the Shack: How the ‘Christian’ Bestseller is Deceiving Millions. De Young brilliantly explains how subtly the theology of The Shack attacks the uniqueness of Jesus by magnifying one select character of the God the Father, this way: “There is a de-emphasis on the person of Jesus Christ (by William Young, the author of The Shack) because he is very exclusive – he’s the only way to God. They don’t like those statements, so there’s an overemphasis on the fatherhood of God and a lack of teaching about Jesus Christ, and yet when you look at the New Testament and the prophecies of the Old Testament, Jesus Christ is preeminent and he’s the one to whom we go for everything: to understand truth, how to find comfort and encouragement in our daily lives, and so forth.” What James De Young wrote about The Shack theology is also true about the “leading-people-to-hell” hyper-grace cult false teaching as well.

    W-H….:The Shack Compromises HOLINESS:

    Papa (Who is God the Father in The Shack) tells Mack (the main character of The Shack), “I don’t need to punish people for sin. Sin is its own punishment, devouring from the inside. It’s not my purpose to punish it; it’s my joy to cure it.” The message of The Shack is obvious: “Don’t worry about sin. There is no punishment for it!” The Shack, thus, serves as an inspiration for unholy living. The Bible, however, calls each one of us for holy living, at times, pointing to the “coming wrath” of God. Colossians 3:5-9 was written for believers. There apostle Paul warns believers about “wrath of God that is coming” if they do not turn away from sins they were so used to doing in their former life. Read that passage yourself and you will get it: ‘Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices.’

    There is another clear way The Shack implies unholy living is okay. Jesus, in the movie The Shack says, “my life was not meant to be an example to copy; being my follower is not trying to be like Jesus; it means for your Independence to be killed.” The basic message of this movie/book is this: “As a believer you need not copy the holy Jesus!” This is absolute rubbish! The ultimate purpose that God has for any believer is best expressed by this familiar verse: “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters” (Rom. 8:29, NLT). If believers were not supposed to copy Jesus, Apostle Paul would have known. Hear him please on this subject, directly. He says, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” You have to make up your mind, dear reader: to follow the heretic called William Paul Young of The Shack fame or Apostle Paul of the Bible who taught that we must follow his example as he followed Christ’s! Not just Apostle Paul. Hear the words of Apostle Peter as well on this subject: ‘Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps’ (I Pet. 2:21, ESV). Apostle John, wrote in similar vein, this: ‘whoever says he abides in him (Christ) ought to walk in the same way in which he walked’ (I John 2:6, ESV). Don’t miss the word ‘ought’ in Apostle John’s statement, I just quoted. Walking as Jesus walked is not an option for a believer – it is an obligation!

    W-H…..:The Shack Compromises yet another “H” –
    the doctrine of Hell.

    The Shack refers to the “fallacy of belief in God sentencing anyone to hell.” The author’s viewpoint is this: God does not punish anyone. But this is directly contrary to Scripture. God told Moses, “in the day when I punish, I will punish them (the people of Israel) for their sin” (Ex. 32:34 NASB). Yahweh does not beat about the bush in Leviticus 26:18: “If also after these things you do not obey Me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.” Is there no more punishment for sin post the Cross? Absolutely not! The author of Hebrews writes, “How much severer punishment do you think he will deserve who has trampled under foot the Son of God, and has regarded as unclean the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has insulted the Spirit of grace?” (Heb. 10:29). Disobedience to the Gospel message (which is “repent from sin and trust in Jesus, the only Sin-Savior”) will result in “everlasting punishment” – these are Apostle Paul’s Spirit-inspired words post the Cross (2 Thess. 1:8-9). Post the Cross, our God continues to be a “consuming fire” (Heb. 12:29) as he continues to be a “compassionate father”!

    W-H-A….:The Shack Compromises the A-TONEMENT:

    In The Shack, Mack discovers, "scars in [Papa/God the Father's] wrists, like those he now assumed Jesus also had on his." Papa (God the Father) says in The Shack, "When we three spoke our self into human existence as the Son of God, we became fully human. We also chose to embrace all the limitations that this entailed. Even though we have always been present in this created universe, we now became flesh and blood." No where does the Bible speak of scars in hands of the Father God. God is spirit (John 4:24). A spirit does not have a body or body parts like the mouth with which it can eat as Jesus himself confirmed (Luke 24:39). Only Jesus (the Word) became “flesh” (John 1:1; John 1:14). Because Jesus had a body, he could shed His blood for us on the Cross. Both God the Father and the Holy Spirit did not chose to incarnate (that is take up a body) and therefore cannot have scars. At least eight times, the Bible talks about “the blood of Jesus/Christ” (Rom. 3:25; I Cor. 10:16; Eph. 2:13; Heb. 9:11; Heb. 9:14; I Pet. 1:2; I Pet. 1:19; Rev. 1:5). But the Bible never speaks about “blood” of God the Father or the Holy Spirit!

    W-H-A-C….:The Shack Compromises biblical truth on C-REATION-CREATOR Divide:

    In The Shack, Jesus says thus to Mack: “Papa (God, the Father in The Shack) is as much submitted to me as I am to him, or Sarayu (Holy Spirit in The Shack) to me, or Papa to her. Submission is not about authority and it is not obedience; it is all about relationships of love and respect. In fact, we are submitted to you in the same way.” Read the again! The Shack teaches that the Trinity is submitted to us humans, created beings!!! But if you read the Bible, the Creator-Creation divide is crystal clear! For starters, the Bible makes it clear that while God is holy, each human is a sinner!!! Apostle Paul writes in Romans 3:4, “Let God be true and every man a liar!”

    The Bible teaches that a day is coming, when unbelievers will be separated from the God-head and cast into hell. Read Matt. 13:30 – “Allow both (wheat and tares) to grow together until the harvest; and in the time of the harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather up the tares and bind them in bundles to burn them up; but gather the wheat into my barn.” Notice here that all tares do not become wheat at the end of time – Jesus himself said. If all people in the World would be saved and merged into a fellowship with the Trinity, this would have happened. But it does not happen. Jesus himself pointed this out, as we just saw! So, the truth is, some will be saved, and others will be lost. But William P. Young, as it is made clear by his 2017 book, Lies We Believe About God, believes that all people in the World will be saved!!! In fact in The Shack, Papa (God the Father) says, “The Whole World” (not just “those who believe”) will be ultimately saved.

    Just like all cults start off with a wrong idea about the Doctrine of God (think of Jehovah Witnesses who say that Jesus is not God), William Paul Young, through his writings, has fuelled the rise yet another cult! Beware!!

    W-H-A-C-K: The Shack compromises on THE K-ONFESSION TEACHING IN THE BIBLE.

    “Forgiveness does not establish relationship. In Jesus, I have forgiven all humans for their sins against me, but only some choose relationship.”This is one of the most anti-Scriptural statements you will read/hear in The Shack, mouthed by the so-called God, the Father. In the movie, The Shack, the Lady-killer (a serial killer who killed women) who apparently raped and killed the little daughter of Mack, is forgiven by the Trinity, even if he did not ask for forgiveness. Mack’s father, a stubborn, unrepentant alcoholic who never asked for his sins to be forgiven, is shown in The Shack, as being in heaven. Mack is already forgiven, even before he asks for it in The Shack. William Paul Young, in his 2017 book, Lies We Believe About God, writes, “So what is the Good News? What is the Gospel? The Good News is not that Jesus has opened up the possibility of salvation and you have been invited to receive Jesus into your life. The Gospel is that Jesus has already included you into His life, into His relationship with God the Father, and into His anointing in the Holy Spirit (My note: Notice here, the reference to the Trinity, hence the name Trinitarian Gospel, but I would call it Twisted Trinitarian Gospel). The Good News is that Jesus did this without your vote, and whether you believe it or not won’t make it any less or more true….Are you suggesting that everyone is saved? That you believe in universal salvation? That is exactly what I am saying!”

    This is where The Shack theology of William Paul Young gives a handshake, a hug, to the hyper-grace theology put out by the likes of heretic Pastor Joseph Prince of Singapore! The only difference is this: The hyper-grace blokes teach believers do not need to confess their sins to be forgiven; The Shack teaching (called Trinitarian Gospel now) is that both believers and un-believers need not confess their sins to be forgiven!!! But this goes against the teaching of the Bible that God commands all people everywhere to “repent” (Acts 17:30-31). A realization of sin precedes repentance from sin. And repentance from sin will result in confession of sin. This is the teaching of I John 1:8-10. God’s kindness should lead to repentance, Paul wrote (Rom. 2:4). And when we don’t repent, the wrath of God is stored up against us, Paul warned (Rom. 2:5). Paul also wrote, “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord depart from iniquity..”(2 Tim. 2:19). No one can truthfully say, “I believe in Jesus,” and not turn decisively from sin – that is Paul’s point here. Will a believer be perfect? No. John writes, “No one born of God makes a practice of sinning, for God's seed abides in him; and he cannot keep on sinning, because he has been born of God” (I John 3:9). When a believer does sin, he needs to repent from that sin, confess it and get back to Christ as this book teaches (I John 1:8-10).

    William Paul Young quotes John 12:32 to teach that all will be eventually saved and that none will go to hell in his 2017 book, Lies We Believe About God. Let us revisit John 12:32 again. Jesus says here, “But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” Young points that “draw” in the original Greek means “to drag.” So he basically says, “even if you don’t chose to believe on Jesus, you will be saved.” This is not true. If Jesus’ meant to say what Young implies, why would he say just fourteen verses later, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who BELIEVES IN ME should stay in darkness” (John 12:46). The corollary is true: if there are folks who refuse to believe in Jesus, they would go to the place of “outer darkness” – hell (Matt. 22:13). John 12:32 never meant to teach that all would be saved. Similarly when the Scripture says, “at the name of Jesus every knee should bow” in Philippians 2:10, it does not mean all people will be saved automatically in the end. Read four verses below – in Philippians 2:15, Apostle Paul talks about being “blameless and pure children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation (meaning, hell-heading generation).”

    In the same way, we could take each Scripture this cultic group spear-headed by the likes of William Paul Young quote and do a rebuttal. But there is no space here for the same in this article.

    The acronym W-H-A-C-K presented above will help us to whack the theology that William Paul Young and The Shack fans try to embrace and popularize. The Trinitarian Gospel Young popularizes, should be called, “Twisted Trinitarian Gospel” (TTG), for it twists certain elements of the Trinity to teach that all are saved even though they don’t know it now.

    Remember, that Apostle Peter warned us about false teachers who will “twist” Scriptures to the destruction of themselves and their followers (2 Peter 3:16).

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author of this piece, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to presentday people that is reader-viewer supported. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

    Post-Script: My article above, just lists a few of false, leading-people-to-hell teachings put out by The Shack and William Paul Young. Here is a more exhaustive list that “MichaelBattle65” has created in a WordPress site:

    1. God is not a Father of authority, but a Papa with no rules.
    2. Every person is a child of God.
    3. Every person’s sins are already forgiven.
    4. Everyone will be saved.
    5. Repentance is not necessary for relationship with God.
    6. Personal faith in Jesus for salvation from sin is irrelevant.
    7. God does not punish sin.
    8. God’s wrath is an expression of his love.
    9. No divine order within the God head, only a circle of love.
    10. God ordained authority among men treated with contempt.
    11. A God of authority and holiness cannot be a God of love.
    12. No need to fear God.
    13. God is a fan of all people.
    14. God is reconciled to all people.
    15. No one will be eternally punished.
    16. Jesus doesn’t want people to become Christians.
    17. Jesus is the best way to God, and not the only way.
    18. Evil and darkness do not really exist.
    19. Jesus no longer draws on his divine attributes. He continues to live as a limited human.
    20. Each member of the Trinity became human.
    21. The Trinity was crucified.
    22. The crucifixion put God at rights with man, rather than man being made right through his faith in the finished work of Christ.
    23. God submits to human beings.
    24. The bible is just a religious book which reduces God to paper.
    25. Adam fell because he sought his independence from God. Instead of disobeying a specific command.

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    Duke Jeyaraj poem on Mumbai Indians Vs Rising Pune Supergiant game in the IPL 10 Final on 21 May 2017 in Hyderabad with a key message at the end.

    At 79/7, the tottering Mumbai Indians were staring down the barrel!

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    Substitute Suchith reminded me of what the ultimate sin-substitute Jesus did for us hanging on the cross with hardly any apparel,

    You may be anyone – an infidel, an alcoholic who drinks by a barrel, or the one who visits a brothel,

    Or just a name-sake Christian who attends church regularly and knows means of words like “Bethel”!

    But if you, in repentance, come to Christ, will find purpose, meaning and joy in life’s carrousel!

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author of this poem is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to presentday people. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).


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