• On May 20

    "Bengaluru boys knock out Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals stay alive.

    Royal Challengers Bangalore had no one from Bengaluru in their XI. Rajasthan Royals had three. One didn't get to bat or bowl, but the other two, Shreyas Gopal and K Gowtham, played starring roles in knocking their hometown franchise out of IPL 2018 on May 19, 2018" - Karthik Knishnaswamy. We may be in the world (our 'bengalurus') but must not chase sinful worldly pleasures - I John 2:15. We are strangers in this world - I Pet 2:11-12. We must fight for the cause of our King (our Royal!), the Lord Jesus. - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On May 19

    'The BBC has waived the TV licence fee for public screenings, meaning street parties and other special events can screen the wedding of Meghan-Harry live without buying a licence' (BBC).

    The biggest ever wedding will be Jesus' wedding with his bride, the church(meaning believers who abide in him). Get ready for that greatest ever free wedding supper(Rev. 19:6) by turning from sin and trusting Jesus the Lamb of God who died and rose again and will return.

  • On May 19

    'having forgotten that he was cleansed from his former sins'(2Pet1:9).

    Future sins, not auto-forgiven as cultists like Joseph Prince teach.

  • On May 17

    IF YOU HAVE FAILED….

    IF YOU HAVE FAILED….

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    The results are out. And you are down and out. The reason? You’ve failed. Flunked. Your friends who’ve passed with flying colours call you up to ask how much you’ve scored. And you turn sour. Or it is possible that you failed to make it to the Medical college by just one mark. Or that Engineering seat in a coveted college by a whisker. How do you deal with such a predicament? Such heart-breaking pain? Here are some Bible-baked steps you might want to consider:

    1. DO NOT CONDEMN YOURSELF!

    If it is true that you have tried hard and if it is true that you have done your best, then— please listen — do not condemn yourself. Swim away from thoughts of suicide! If Jesus is the "author of life," who are you to take it away? (Acts 3:15). After having failed in our exams why should we fail in our faith also (by committing suicide)?

    Jesus has already prayed that we must not! (Lk 22:32).I invite you to see the sad scenario of your flop in the exams, God’s way. Who said that 40 was pass and 39 marks was fail? It was man. The Education Board, correct? How does God view things? Hit the rewind button on the Parable of the Talents that Jesus narrated and you will get to know. The one who is given ten talents is rewarded for getting another ten. The one who had just one talent was taken to task for not bringing any. The point Jesus was making was this: You’ve got to do your best with what is given you and that is what will count on the Big Day of Judgment!

    Suppose, if the fellow who was given five brought in just four, according to Jesus he would not have been "good and faithful." Let’s switch back to the talk about examinations and marks. If you have had the God-given IQ to score those steep 90s but scored hey-that-is-more-than-enough 70% because of your laziness, God will tell you that you have not been "faithful." The world may go bananas over such students, but God will not be impressed. Not one bit. Absolutely! According to His plumb line you have "failed." On the other hand if you had the Heaven-endowed capacity to score just 35% and you burned the midnight oil to make a 39%, all of Heaven will stand to give you a thunderous applause! Celestial cheers will certainly await you! If the academic world and your parents brand you as a failure in such a case, take it in your stride. What God thinks about you only finally counts (Gal 1:10). You have not failed in God’s eyes! (I have borrowed this brilliant thought from Aunty Lillian Stanley.)

    2. DO NOT BE CASUAL HEREAFTER!

    If you¶ve goofed up in your exams, take a good look at what you had done in the academic year that has just gone by. And analyse how you have passed the time. Ask yourself these questions (it does not matter if they make you sit on pins and needles): Have I been casual in my approach to studies? Have I taken things too
    lightly? Have I been over-confident? Tried to crack and consume the entire syllabi the night before the exam and hoped that God would give me a photographic memory? Merely glanced through the worked-out problems/numericals a few times out instead of solving them step-by-step time and again?

    A Bible story comes to my mind at this juncture. The story of the tiny town Ai defeated the mighty Israelites who had just soundly beaten Jericho "and all its mighty warriors" (Josh 6:2). The spies who returned from inspecting the miniature city of Ai cockily had said, "It’s a small town, and it won’t take more than two or three thousand of us to destroy it. There¶s no need for all of us to go there" (Josh 7:3). That presumptuous attitude was the reason for the prompt defeat. May I humbly suggest that it is quite possible that the reason for your failure in your entrance exams or school-final is your over-confident attitude? God allows defeats in our lives to teach us lessons which we will not learn otherwise (Check out Lev 26:17 & Dt 28:25). You know it.

    Or check if you have copied in your exams—an ungodly thing to do for which we can have no excuse whatsoever — in a desperate attempt to pass. But when the results came your heart skipped a beat— you had miserably failed. Gamaliel told those who were working overtime to oppose the followers of Jesus not to break into a sweat. His logic was this: that which is not of God will automatically fail (Acts 5:38). Any of our efforts outside the will of God to µsomehow pass is bound to ultimately fail too. Even if you have passed after having copied, that doesn’t make it right, buddy. Repent and ask God to cleanse you. Never do it again.

    Drape yourself with a dogged determination to work hard as you get ready to take your exams again. "Hard work never killed anybody," our School Principal often told us. And I found it to be true when I put in those late nights of hard work to pass my calculus paper! "Nothing is so common as unsuccessful men with talent. They lack only determinination," wrote Charles Swindoll. He was right. The next time you have a crack in the same set of exams you have flunked, cut away all the unnecessary and excessive TV-watching, internet-browsing and music-listening. Concentrate. It will show in your results if you do. Surely!

    3. DO NOT BE CLOSE-MINDED!

    Just because you did not make the grade in the Medical College, you need not blindly conclude that you should stay at home and take a shot at the Medical entrances the next year out. You don’t have to jump to such close-minded options! The world we live in is big. The options available before the students are diverse. If it is true that God’s got variant life-plans for each of us, then it is definitely not possible that all of us should necessarily end up as medical doctors. Or engineers. God’s plan for Jeremiah wasn’t the same as His plan for Ezekiel. Or God would not swap His plan for Paul with what He had worked out for Peter. Oh yes! God chose Jeremiah to prophecy to the people of Judah left behind in Judah after the Babylonians invaded them, while God had Ezekiel prophecy to the people of Judah who were carried away into exile in Babylon—did you know? (Read Jeremiah 29:11). Paul was to preach to the non-Jews while Peter was to go after the Jews in God¶s scheme of things.

    North India’s Christian colleges look for applications from Christian students. Who knows? You—a believer from South India or the North East—may be God¶s Moses or a Daniel or an Esther—in your campus. A vast majority of 799 Universities, 39,701 colleges and 11,923 standalone institutions, especially the ones in the North, do not have a campus Bible study group as yet. Esther, a Jew, went to Persia to join its National Institute of Fashion Technology! (Esther 2:12).

    Moses joined ranks with the Egyptian University! (Acts 7:22). God gave Daniel and his pals who studied in the far-from-home Babylonian University "knowledge and skill in both books and life" (Dan 1:17, The Message). I studied in Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad when I could have settled down to study in Vellore my hometown or close-by Chennai itself. And like Daniel and his pals I too learnt "both books and life." My burden for bringing Christ and His Word to today’s trendy youth was born in that needy campus in the heart of North India. If I just sat and sulked when I failed to get into a college with my preferred branch of Engineering, just think what I would have missed!

    Listen—We have got a God who has never once failed. In anything (1 Chr 28:20). And you can bet that He will carry us through the tumultuous times such as plus two exam failures and preferred-course entrance exam flops.

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, an Agri Engineer turned Doctor of Ministry graduate of SABC, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a reader supported Indian ministry. Find out more at www.dukev.org or by liking www.facebook.com/dukebook ).

  • On May 17

    His ego bruised that there was a forward-shot leg and a slip

    for him - the self proclaimed 'universe boss' - when a spinner was bowling (K. Gowtham), Chris Gayle charged down the track in Kings XI must win game vs Rajasthan Royals. The bowler "slipped one down the legside and the bails were whipped off" (S. Dinakar, The Hindu, 17 May 2018). Gayle got out cheaply. His team lost. Do we have 'egos'? They must go. "I (my ego) have (has) been crucified with Christ, and I no longer live..." Gal. 2:20.

  • On May 13

    My mummy, Vimala Jeyaraj, told me when I was 22-years old and a single man, the year being 1997, "It is good that you have written about beating sexual temptation and that got published in Blessing magazine.

    But be careful lest you yourself fall into it! Live a holy life!" I thank God for my straight talking mom! I was greatly benefited - Duke Jeyaraj.

  • On May 11

    Rishabh Pant's help-the-ball-on-the-way-to-the-boundary-behind-the-wicket shots in his IPL11,128 could have resulted in body blows for him.

    But he daringly played 'em, anyway. Risk - are we willing to take it for Jesus like Aquila n Priscilla who risked their lives for the Gospel (Rom. 16:4)? Or do we only prefer a comfy zone stay? - Duke Jeyaraj, dukev.org

  • On May 11
  • On May 11

    A snap from the very first Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer.

    A snap from the very first Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer. Held in July 2013. We have another such prayer tomorrow - 12 May 2018. Prayer for nations first. Prayer for needs of those who are there. Finally. Join in."So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty." - Ezra 8:23. And Jesus told them, "This kind (of demon) can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting." - Mark 9:29. There is plenty of motivation from the Bible encouraging us to fast and pray. On 12th MAY, SATURDAY, we at Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission will have a FASTING prayer at our base to pray for the World's needs (say, the ELECTION in Karnataka) FIRST and our World's needs (say, for wisdom in SELECTION of a life partner/college/corporate company job change!) FINALLY. At the G4 Mission base on the Military Dairy Farm Road, Secunderabad. 11 AM to 1 PM. We welcome you to join. Inter-church. Inter-generational. WhatsApp 8886040605 for details.

  • On May 10

    "So we fasted and implored our God for this, and he listened to our entreaty." - Ezra 8:23.

    And Jesus told them, "This kind (of demon) can come out by nothing but prayer and fasting." - Mark 9:29. There is plenty of motivation from the Bible encouraging us to fast and pray. On 12th MAY, SATURDAY, we at Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission will have a FASTING prayer at our base to pray for the World's needs (say, the ELECTION in Karnataka) FIRST and our World's needs (say, for wisdom in SELECTION of a life partner/college/corporate company job change!) FINALLY. At the G4 Mission base on the Military Dairy Farm Road, Secunderabad. 11 AM to 1 PM. We welcome you to join. Inter-church. Inter-generational. WhatsApp 8886040605 for details. ...

  • On May 09

    "AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD" - A HYPER-GRACE SUPPORTING PHRASE IN I JOHN 4:17?

    "AS HE IS, SO ARE WE IN THIS WORLD" - A HYPER-GRACE SUPPORTING PHRASE IN I JOHN 4:17?
    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    I have often seen Hyper-Grace teachers use the final portion of I John 4:17 – “As He (Christ), is, so are we in this world!” – to teach that no matter how much we sin as believers, God the Father sees us like he sees Christ! Therefore, according to them, just as God the Father would not ever condemn or consign Christ to hell, we as believers can never be condemned or go to hell. In one of his devotional books, a popular hyper-grace false teacher and cultic pastor from Singapore, says (quoting this very verse), “It is wonderful to know that God does not measure and judge you based on your performance today. Instead, he looks at Jesus, and as Jesus is, that is how He sees you... As new covenant believers we do not have to fear the day of judgement… because as he is, so are we in this world!”(100 Days of Favor, page 199).

    How do we respond to this?

    Before we interpret any Bible passage, we must first figure out the context of that passage. Let us get the context of I John via the writings of Andreas J. Köstenberger. He writes, 'John probably penned his epistles a few years after his gospel, to congregations familiar with the gospel. He seems to imply this by repeated references such as "which you have had since the beginning" (i.e., the gospel; 1 John 2:7) in John's first two epistles (also, e.g., 1 John 1:1; 2:24; 3:11; 2 John 5, 6). Possibly, proto-gnostic (a group who believed it did not matter if you sinned with your body)or other false teachers had infiltrated the congregations under John's jurisdiction and shaken believers' confidence by denying the reality of sin (l John 1:8, 10) and maintaining the necessity of special "inside information" (this is the implication of 1 John 2:20, 27). In his first epistle, written shortly after those teachers had left the congregation (1 John 2:19), John seeks to reassure the still shaken-up believers (see esp. 1 John 5:13; see also 2:20, 27; 3:24; 4:13).'[Encountering John: The Gospel in Historical, Literary and Theological Perspective, 2013 Edition].

    The hyper-grace teachers' interpretation of I John 4:17 is wrong, because of the following five reasons:

    1.THE "PAROUSIA" REASON:

    First, we must remind ourselves of the larger message of the Bible Book, this verse is taken from. It is taken from I John. John, obviously, will not contradict what he himself wrote under the inspiration of the Spirit, elsewhere in the same book. What did he write in I John 3:2? This: “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be, has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is”. What John is teaching here is very clear: we are not yet fully like Christ here and now! But when Jesus appears the second time (an event called ''parousia"), we will be fully like him!! So, till that time comes, we need to grow in holiness, enabled by his grace, daily! In fact, the very next verse, I John 3:3, which goes this way, “All who have this hope(of Christ’s Second Coming) in him(Christ) purifies themselves, just as he(Christ) is pure,” is a clarion call for daily holy living! So, in a sense we are “already” like Jesus, but “not yet” in the ultimate sense. We believers will be fully like Jesus when the second coming happens. So, in I John 4:17, John was not opening a window for believer to live in sin, because “as Christ is, so we are in this world”!!! Hyper-Grace cult false teachers, in their desperation to seek biblical proof for their false claims, will twist any Scripture according to their convenience!

    2. THE "PLURAL PERSONAL PRONOUN" REASON

    Second, when we zero-in on the word “we” (a plural personal pronoun) found in I John 4:17[“As He (Christ), is, so are we in this world”] and the rest of the epistle, we can understand that the hyper-grace teacher’s sin-excusing interpretation of I John 4:17 is wrong. The interpretation for this passage should not be in opposition to other “we” passages in this book. In I John 1:6, Apostle John writes, “If we say WE have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth”(ESV). Here Apostle John was making this clear: close fellowship with Jesus will result in the conscious forsaking of sin (‘darkness’). In I John 2:3, Apostle John issues another “we” statement which goes this way: “And by this we know that we have come to know him, if we keep his commandments” (ESV). According to the Apostle, as we understand it from this portion of his letter, knowing Jesus and knocking off the commands given by Jesus [including his commands against lusting(Matt.5:28), loose language (Matt. 5:22), etc] cannot go on side-by-side. I John 3:24 which goes, “Whoever keeps his commandments abides in God” is another “we” statement that re-hammers the same point – lest we miss it the first time, Apostle John mentions it. In fact, he already mentioned this in the Gospel he wrote (Check out John 14:21 – “Whoever has my commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves me” and John 14:15 is not much different).

    In I John 2:28, Apostle John pens, “And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink from him in shame at his coming”(ESV). The message that the Apostle John intends to drive home here is plain as a day. It is this message: “If we don’t abide in Jesus, here and now, he reserves the right to abandon us when he returns! If we shamelessly keep sinning, we will be ashamed on that final day!”

    Let us zero-in on every “we” reference in I John because I John 4:17, the Bible reference often-quoted by hyper-grace cultists, also has a “we” in it [“As He (Christ), is, so are we in this world!”]. We want to know from the author’s other “we” references in this letter, if the ‘we’s are allowed to live in sin! The reason we are doing this is because, hyper-grace cultists want to imply from I John 4:19 that ‘staying away from sin’ (what they unfortunately call by a negative word called ‘performance’) is not something we should be bothered about. The next stop in this “We” journey is I John 3:12 which goes this way: “We should not be like Cain, who was of the evil one and murdered his brother”(ESV). Hyper-grace deceivers would like you to believe that “righteous living” has nothing to do with turning from sin! If that were so, why would Apostle John write, “We should not be like Cain, who committed the sin of murder!” If “righteousness” has nothing to do with sin as hyper-grace hell-headers make it to be, then such examples will not be quoted by Bible writers. But such examples are quoted! So, hyper-grace teaching is thoroughly and totally unbiblical!

    The final “we” passage we will refer to understand the behavior that God desires from the “we” referred to in I John 4:17 – the Bible verse the hyper-grace cultist builds hype around – is I John 5:18. The question we are asking is direct: Is I John 4:17 promoting, “your sin does not matter to God” teaching? The answer is straight: “If it can be shown beyond any doubt that elsewhere in the same letter, John the apostle promotes this bizarre teaching, then we can come to the conclusion “your sin does not matter to God because when God sees you the believer, he sees Christ”. But as we have seen so far, the evidence in the rest of I John does NOT support this dangerously wrong, taking-people-to-hell, teaching. The climax is the flat rejection of hyper-grace camp’s false derivations found in I John 5:18: “We know that everyone who has been born of God DOES NOT KEEP ON SINNING….”(ESV) (or “make a practice of sinning“ as we read in the New Living Translation).

    3. THE ‘PERFECT’ REASON

    "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world"- that's how 1 John 4:17 reads (NKJV). The basic implication of this verse is this: "those who abide in Christ, there is nothing to fear on the Day of Judgment!" The previous verse – I John 4:16 – speaks about "abiding" (ESV)! If "love perfected" would give us boldness on the Day of Judgment (as I John 4:17 teaches), we must ask the question how is "love perfected"? The answer comes from I John 2:5 which says, "but whoever keeps His word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. By this we may know that we are in Him." The perfected love of God will never be in the possession of the believer who keeps kicking – instead of keeping – the commands of God – that is the message of I John 2:5. So the message of I John 4:17 cannot be that of hyper-grace - "Don't worry about sin; for God sees only the perfect Jesus, not stubbornly sinning, you!"

    4. THE PRESENT-CONTINUOUS TENSE REASON

    There is another reason as to why we must dismiss as brazen deception the hyper-grace camp's interpretation of I John 4:17 to justify a life of sin. It is this reason: throughout his writings, John uses present continuous tense, deliberately, to make a theological case for continual abiding in Christ and a constant rejection of sin. David Pawson writes, "There is the same use of present continuous tense (in John's epistles/letters as there is in the Gospels). 'Who it is that overcomes [goes on overcoming] the world? Only he who believes [goes on believing] that Jesus is the Son of God' (I John 5:5).'" [Once Saved, Always Saved?, page 49].

    Pawson continues: "Recalling the analogy of the vine and the branches, John reminds his correspondents that 'God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He who has [is having] the Son has [is having] life; he who does not have [is not having] the Son of God does not have [is not having] life' (I John 5:11-12). We cannot have this eternal life in ourselves independently of the Son. We must 'remain' in Him to enjoy it." This is what John implies by his consistent employment of the present-continuous tense in his writings: "The initial act of turning from sin and putting one's faith in Christ is not enough. This must be done continually throughout one's life!" Pawson points out that John's use of the word, "if" in I John 2:24 as another clear indication that the "once saved, always saved" wrong teaching (which the hyper-grace cult teachers embrace) is simply not biblical. Read I John 2:24 for yourself: 'See that what you have heard from the beginning remains (abides, stays) in you. If it does, you also will remain (abide, stay) in the Son and in the Father'.

    Howard Marshall points out that in I John 4:2, John says, "Jesus has come in the flesh" instead of using the past-tense to say, "Jesus Christ came in the flesh". He explains why John's first epistle has so many occasions of present continuous tense usage: "The use of present and perfect tenses become significant, if the point is that, Jesus Christ has come and still existed"[The Epistles of John, page 70]. This is what the false teachers of his time, the Gnostics, denied. They wrongly believed and taught that Jesus only became divine when he got baptized and stopped being divine just before he died at the Cross. In our context, the false teachers of our time, the hyper-grace cult teachers, deny the need for daily abiding in Christ, the need for continuous faith in Christ and the need for steady rejection of besetting sin, in the life of a God-pleasing believer.

    5. THE 'PACK' REASON

    I John 4:17 - 'as He is, so are we in this world' - cannot be used to justify the wrong, taking-people-to-hell teaching of hyper-grace. This is the main point of this essay. The final reason why I believe so is this reason I call as the "pack" reason. Let me explain – in the entire pack of John's writings, John consistently has called for continual abiding in Christ and a constant rejection of a life of sin. Apart from First John, Apostle John wrote, the Gospel of John, Second John, Third John and Revelation. Let us see, in a nutshell, how he calls for the constant abiding of the believer, in Christ,as a condition for getting into heaven, in each of these books:

    In John's gospel, Jesus makes it clear that the once saved Judas (his name was written in heaven – Luke 10:20) was now lost (John 17:12). It is in the same Gospel Jesus used the vine analogy to memorably call for the continual abiding of the believer in him. If the believer stubbornly refuses to abide, he would be cut off from the branch(symbolic of losing one's salvation) and be thrown into the fire(symbolic of hell punishment)(See John 15:6).

    In Second John there is only one chapter. But even in that lone chapter, John lashes out against the wrong teaching of 'once saved, always saved'. He writes, “Watch yourselves, so that you may not lose what we have worked for, but may win a full reward. Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son" (2 John 8,9 ESV). Without "abiding" there is a real danger of "losing" - that is the message of this portion of Scripture. Lose what? Not just "rewards" in heaven but even a place in heaven! Why do I say that? Read verse 9 again – "Whoever abides in the teaching of Christ has both the Father and the Son". If this is true, the corollary is also true: "Whoever does NOT abide in the teaching of Christ will NOT have the Father and the Son..." In other words, those who stubbornly refuse to ABIDE are on the WIDE road to destruction, hell, a place of torment where the dweller will not have any fellowship with the Father and the Son!
    In Third John he writes, "Those who do evil prove that they do not know God" (verse 11, NLT). Those who do not know God-in-flesh, Jesus, will not make it to heaven – this we know from other books John has written.

    In the book of Revelation, the Apostle John records, "everyone who LOVES and practices falsehood" will go to hell (Rev. 22:15). So the believer who stubbornly remains in sin, and just loves to sin continuallywithout turning from sin, that's the kind of believer who will go to hell ultimately. John writes the following just after he wrote this: "Nothing impure will enter it (the New Jerusalem, which is symbolic of heaven), nor will anyone who does what is shameful and deceitful" (Rev. 21:27). Note here that he does NOT write, "nor will anyone who DID what is shameful...." So, the thrust of this portion of Scripture is this: "those who CONTINUALLY DO WHAT IS SHAMEFUL AND DECEITFUL without repenting will ULTIMATELY land in hell".

    The message of Revelation presented by John (the author who penned seemingly-hyper-grace-promoting I John 4:17) is straightforward. Revelation calls believers to "ENDURE" (Rev. 3:10 makes a command we cannot disobey) and "OVERCOME"(Rev. 2:11). Revelation 2:11 in the accurate-to-the-original-text New American Standard Bible goes this way: 'He, who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. He who overcomes will not be hurt by the second death'. This Bible passage makes clear that he who DOES NOT overcome WILL be hurt by second death (the corollary of Rev. 2:11). What is second death according to John? Revelation 21:8 equates second death to hell punishment. So, the message of Revelation 2:11 penned by Apostle John (he was basically recording words that Jesus himself gave him) is this: only overcomers make it to heaven.

    So, when we read I John 4:17 - 'As He is, so are we in this world' - we must see it in the light of the entire pack of John's writings. That would mean this: As He is, so are we (we, who are abiding, we, who are overcoming, we, who are persisting, etc) in this world! Let not the hyper-grace cult false teachers con you and take you to hell with them, in this regard! Be careful! Be vigilant!

    Let me conclude with what Arthur Pink scripted as a devotional definition of what it means to "abide" in Christ: "To abide in Christ is to have him for our supreme object, to center our affections upon him, to make him our center and circumference – to make him our all in all".

    (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 to presentday people. Find out more at www.dukev.org. )

  • On May 03

    @DineshKarthik squats & prays b4 taking strike.

    Vs CSK he scored 45 off 18 balls. KKR won. He prayed & acted (took calculated risks/thrashed the loose balls). Prayer should be coupled with action - Hannah prayed for a child and also acted (slept with her hubby) (I Sam. 1:15-19).- Duke Jeyaraj

  • On May 03

    Prithvi Shaw, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant - 3 young guns.They all went all-guns-blazing in a must-win-game DD had against RR.

    And DD won. God wants youth to go all guns blazing for the glory of His name.God is in a HURRY to commission YOUTH who will HURRY to do His Work(Zech2:4). - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Apr 30

    Jesus has given me a joy which the world cannot give, money cannot buy and the Devil cannot take away!

    Jesus has given me a joy which the world cannot give, money cannot buy and the Devil cannot take away! Thank you Alpheus Danson for shooting this picture!

  • On Apr 30

    Duke Jeyaraj: Preaching the Word of God for the Google Generation without beating about the bush!

    Duke Jeyaraj: Preaching the Word of God for the Google Generation without beating about the bush! Picture Credit: Alpheus Danson.

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    SANDWICH WAY OF READING ALL OF THE BIBLE IN 8 MONTHS STARTING FROM MAY 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON 31 DEC 2018 – A Bible Reading Plan Proposed by Duke Jeyaraj

    SANDWICH WAY OF READING ALL OF THE BIBLE IN 8 MONTHS STARTING FROM MAY 1, 2018 AND ENDING ON 31 DEC 2018 – A Bible Reading Plan Proposed by Duke Jeyaraj

    Since the Bible has 1189 chapters in total (approx 1200 chapters) you will have to read approximately 6 chapters a day to complete all of it in just 240 days (8 MONTHS).

    This year, STARTING MAY 1, 2018, we will read through all of the Bible, a little differently. We will read from different sections of the Bible, each day – Sandwich Scripture Reading Method, as Duke calls it. The Subway Way of Reading the Way (one of the many names for the Bible is ‘The Way’), as Duke labels it!

    We have 6 different sections in the Bible.

    They are:

    The Law Books Section - Genesis to Deuteronomy - 5 books - 187 chapters in total

    The Old Testament History Books Section - Joshua to Esther - 12 books - 249 chapters in all.

    The Poetry Books Section - Job to Song of Songs - 5 books in all - 243 chapters in all.

    The Prophetic Books Section - Isaiah to Malachi - 17 books in all – 250 chapters in all.

    The New Testament History Books Section - Matthew to Acts - 5 books in all – 117 chapters in all.

    The Letters Section - Romans to Revelation - 22 books – 143 chapters in all.

    That makes it a grand total of 1189 chapters, that includes 929 from the OT and 260 from the NT.

    Let us read 1 chapter each from one different section of the Bible! For example: On May 1st we will read, Genesis 1, Joshua 1, Job1, Isaiah 1, Mathew 1 and Romans 1 (6 chapters from six different Bible sections)! Once we exhaust one section, we will go back to the start of that section.

    The OT Poetry section has 243 chapters. So we will need 243 days to finish it. But we have at least 3 months with more than 30 days from May to Dec 2018 and so that problem is taken care of. The OT Prophetic section has 250 chapters in all. So during the fag end of Dec 2018, please read two chapters from this section and that will ensure we complete reading 250 OT Prophetic Book chapters in about 240 days (8 months!).

    Buy a highlighter pen (in a color you have not marked the Bible you plan to use for this daily exercise). Highlight atleast one verse from each chapter you read that speaks personally to you. You may share that verse or a thought from that verse on social media – Facebook or WhatsApp or Twitter or Instagram. This way you will not lose track of what you read. This regular highlighting will help you spot the new chapter from each Bible section you've got to read without much sweat as the days roll (you got to keep at it for 240 straight days and it has been my experience that without this regular highlighting, you may get lost).

    If you download a Bible App such as Youversion, you have the option of listening the chapters for that particular day to be read to you. As plan B you can do the relevant search on YouTube and hear audios of the chapters for any given day. Combining daily walking while listening (via headphones) to these 6 selected Bible chapters being read aloud from each Bible section t hrough any Bible app of your choice will have twin benefits: physical health and spiritual health!

    So, let us enjoy reading from every section of the Bible, every day! Reading God's Word, the Bible, which is compared to honey, repeatedly, would be a tasty experience - as tasty as eating a six layered sandwich! Sandwich and Scripture are connected. Did not the Lord Jesus say, "Man shall not live by bread alone?" (Matt. 4:4).

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a reader supported Indian ministry to presentday people. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

    Picture of Duke Jeyaraj shot by Alpheus Danson (April 2018). God bless you Danny! Go to http://www.alpheusdanson.com to see more of his incredible camera work.

  • On Apr 29

    Crosswave

    Can't help but enjoy receiving a little attention, or giving some in return when it comes to the opposite gender? Do you like the excitement? What does God have to say about it ?

    Speaker: Duke Jeyaraj
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  • On Apr 24

    Crosswave

    Duke Jeyaraj gives us keen insight on what GOD thinks of Porn.

    Speaker: Duke Jeyaraj
    Produced By: Crosswave India

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  • On Apr 24

    KEEP SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH EVERYONE; YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT

    KEEP SHARING THE GOSPEL WITH EVERYONE; YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT WILL BE THE RESULT
    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Charles Colson, the great evangelical leader who went to be with Jesus on 21 April 2012, was led to Christ in 1973 by a certain Tom Phillips. Phillips had came to Christ at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1968. Billy Graham, in turn, accepted Jesus in a Mordecai Ham-led series of Gospel Meetings in 1934. See how the Gospel spreads. From little known Mordecai Ham, the Gospel spread to the man who God has used to preach to the maximum number of people in the history of the world, Billy Graham. And from Graham, the Good News went to the not-that-wellknown Tom Phillips. From Phillips, the Good News went to the highly influential Charles Colson, who founded the world's largest prison ministry. Keep sharing the Gospel! The person who may come to Christ after your presentation of Gospel to him/her could be used of God to share the same message to many more people than you! And on the day of judgement you will be equally appreciated and rewarded as the more-popular person you led to Christ!

  • On Apr 24

    A captain is called to serve - it is not a position to strut about.

    Kings XI’s Captain Ashwin has understood this. He keeps looking for fresh ways to serve his team and make it prosper, apart from the usual stuff a captain does: strategising, placing the field, giving interviews, etc. He was genuinely happy be an Hindi-to-English interpreter for his bowler Rajpoot who won the Man of the Match for he spoke only in Hindi, in the post-match presentation. Way to go, Ashwin!

  • On Apr 21

    During our Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Study in the month of Feb 2018 in the centrally-located, Somajiguda-located flat of the Daniels.

    During our Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Study in the month of Feb 2018 in the centrally-located, Somajiguda-located flat of the Daniels. Today, Satuday, 21 April 2018, we have yet another Bible Study in the same venue. Starting 6:30 pm. Join in, Bible-lover! Last month's message on the Doctrine of Perseverance and Assurance of Salvation that answered the question once saved, always saved is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88fvm1mRQYs.

  • On Apr 19

    Back-to-back Man-of-the-match awards for Nitish Rana of KKR.

    Consistency. The hard-work you put in yesterday, continue to put in, even today. "But as for you, CONTINUE in what you have learned...." (Apostle Paul to young Timothy in 2 Tim. 3:14).

  • On Apr 17

    Usual opener Rohit walks in at No.4 when the score is 0-2.

    He stays till end to help Mumbai Indians get a match winning 200plus scoring a responsible 90plus off 40plus. An exemplary leader. ‘Not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock’(1 Pet 5:3).

  • On Apr 17

    Crosswave

    Is it a sin to admire pretty girls? | Duke Jeyaraj | Real Talks | Crosswave

  • On Apr 16

    Coming up this Saturday evening at a centrally-located flat in Hyderabad.

    Coming up this Saturday evening at a centrally-located flat in Hyderabad. Join in!

  • On Apr 14

    Gave out Bubbly/Dhoni Gospel tract of ours and New Testaments to copassengers in the flight I was in on Sunday/Thursday to/from Delhi.

    Today, Fountain fasting prayer. We will pray against these horrific rapes in this event. Social Media hashtagged posts against it are not enough. We must pray. We must intercede. We must stand in the gap. Starting 11 AM to 1 PM. Just two hours..

  • On Apr 13

    Fountain of Tears against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer at our base.

    Fountain of Tears against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer at our base. Prayer for the nation first. Prayer for needs finally. Short Duke Jeyaraj message inbetween. Tomorrow. 14 April. Saturday. 11 am to 1 pm. Join in.

  • On Apr 07

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Sexual Sin Temptation Victory Lessons From False Prophets Who Lost To Sexual Temptation - Duke Jeyaraj

    https://www.facebook.com/dukebook/videos/1891245094220644/

  • On Mar 31

    Articles by Dr.

    Articles by Dr. Duke Jeyaraj for Google Generation

  • On Mar 31

    Another God-blessed, all-needs-met, no-loan financial year.

    God met our ministry needs through the giving of the "crow" and "widow" - precious Indian friends who gave despite severe challenges. Falling at Jesus' feet in worship! - Duke Jeyaraj.

  • On Mar 31

    PRAYER FOR INDIA, MARCH 19-25, 2018

    PRAYER FOR INDIA, MARCH 19-25, 2018
    Duke Jeyaraj’s short notes on intercession-calling-for Scriptures

    Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession. - Psa. 2:8. Pray for India. Day1.

    'He(Yahweh) deposes kings and raises up kings.' Daniel 2:21. Prayer for India. Day2

    “Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, divine utterance may be given me, so that I will boldly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it fearlessly, as I should” - Apostle Paul in Eph. 6:19-20. More important than praying “this party should come to power in 2019 and that party should not come to power in 2019”, we must pray (as this passage points out) that all servants of the God will FEARLESSLY would proclaim the Gospel and the Word of God, no matter what the consequence is. We must pray that a brand of Christ-followers who will COURAGEOUSLY follow Christ with a ‘Come-what-may’ commitment in the days to come. Prayer for India. Day3.

    "After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands.... "Rev. 7:9. We must claim this promise and pray for the salvation of all people from all tribes, peoples and languages of India! In answer to our prayers, God will save a remnant! Prayer for India. Day4.

    "Therefore I exhort FIRST OF ALL that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior..." I Tim. 2:1-3 NKJV. Our intercession for political leaders who govern us, should be a PRIORITY - please note the phrase 'FIRST OF ALL' in the above passage - and not just as a response to PERSECUTION. It should be something we do regularly. Prayer for India. Day5.

    "As for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by failing to pray for you..."(1 Sam. 12:23). Those were Prophet Samuel's words for the stubborn-in-sin, king-demanding people of Israel (see I Sam. 12:19,20). Yes, not praying for a people that is ruled by a "king" - a prime minister, a president - who is not Jesus himself is a "SIN"! Prayer for India. Day6.

    The Bible talks about salvation reaching the "ends of the earth" in the book of Isaiah (Isa. 52:10). The next chapter - Isaiah 53 - talks about how this great work of getting salvation through Jesus to world's ends may begin and take wings. It begins through the act of "intercession" for sinners (Isa 53:12). Isaiah's also expressed God's concern: "And (He) wondered that there was no intercessor" (Isa. 59:16, NKJV). Will you be the intercessor that God is searching for? Shall we keep interceding for this: that the Gospel will go every corner of this globe in our life-time? Prayer for India. Day7.

    (Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

  • On Mar 30

    EXPOSING THE BAD/IMBALANCED THEOLOGY SURROUNDING THE EVENTS OF GOOD FRIDAY PROPAGATED BY HYPER-GRACE/TWISTED TRINITARIAN GOSPEL CULT PROMOTERS

    EXPOSING THE BAD/IMBALANCED THEOLOGY SURROUNDING THE EVENTS OF GOOD FRIDAY PROPAGATED BY HYPER-GRACE/TWISTED TRINITARIAN GOSPEL CULT PROMOTERS

    Duke Jeyaraj on the PRIME REASON why Jesus died and a response to the hyper-grace/twisted trinitarian gospel cult proponents brazen attempt to divorce “sin” from the “Cross”

    There is a calculated move from those in the hyper-grace/twisted trinitarian gospel camp (including a certain Chennai-based pastor) to undermine the fact that sin had anything to do with Jesus’ death on the Cross, two thousand years ago, or even in the Word becoming flesh. These folk hate any mention of “sin” and are on a clear-cut mission to delete “sin” from the vocabulary of Christian preaching/ministry, because it makes them and their hearers uncomfortable. These cultic false teachers and followers make good Apostle Paul’s prediction: “because a time will come when some will no longer tolerate sound teaching. Instead, they will live by their own desires; they’ll scratch their itching ears by surrounding themselves with teachers who approve of their lifestyles and tell them what they want to hear”(2 Tim. 4:3, The Voice, a contemporary English version from Thomas Nelson Publishers group). They effectively say, “Jesus’ death was to only affirm you as His child. Sin has nothing to do with it!” William Paul Young of The Shack movie fame (and a well-known proponent of this cultic camp’s views) alleges that if Jesus died on the Cross for our sins it would amount to “cosmic child abuse” there-by summarily dismissing the majority evangelical view of penal substitution as the prime reason for Jesus’ death on the Cross (that is Jesus died on the Cross as a substitute to save sinners). They(hyper-grace/twisted trinitarian Gospel teachers) are liars. Liars, who are on the road to hell and taking people who believe their lie with them. These sly folk are crucifying the main reason why Jesus was crucified on the Cross: to die as a substitute for our sins!

    The Scriptures repeatedly link the Cross of Jesus with sin. You will have to be stone blind or be stubbornly sold to hell-taking false doctrine not to notice that!

    Here are a few references, flowing from the Spirit-propelled pen of different Bible writers:

    “But HE WAS PIERCED FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, HE WAS CRUSHED FOR OUR INIQUITIES…” (Isa. 53:5 NIV). Those are the Spirit-wrought words recorded by Prophet Isaiah. Matthew 8:17 and Acts 8:26-40 present Christ as the Suffering Servant of Isaiah 53, very clearly.

    “For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that CHRIST DIED FOR OUR SINS in accordance with the Scriptures….” (I Cor. 15:3 ESV). Those are the Spirit-inspired words of Apostle Paul. Paul, elsewhere wrote, “He was DELIVERED OVER TO DEATH FOR OUR SINS and was raised to life for our justification” (Rom. 4:25 NIV). Here is the third time, as he writes to the church in Ephesus, Paul connects “sin” to the work of Jesus on the Cross this way: “In him we have redemption THROUGH HIS BLOOD, THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace” (Eph. 1:7 NIV). The Chennai hyper-grace/twisted trinitarian Gospel preaching cult pastor I referred to at the start of this article, in a youtube video, begins his presentation of the twisted trinitarian Gospel in a message titled, “Trinue Dance” quoting from The Message version of Ephesians 1. It is unfortunate that while the “sonship” of verse 5 of this chapter captured his attention, the “sin-reason” for Jesus’ death, found just two verses below – in verse 7 – has escaped his notice. The point of Paul in his letter to Ephesus is not “sin is okay” or “sin is a minor thing” (as hyper-grace teachers often make it to be). Otherwise why would he write, “the one who steals must steal no longer…” (Eph. 4:28)? This Chennai Pastor quotes 2 Tim. 1:9 to teach that grace has nothing to do with sin – it was given “before the beginning of time” before man even sinned. True. However, this does not undermine the crystal-clear reason repeated in Scripture that Jesus died as a substitute for sinners. The same Apostle Paul while writing to Timothy earlier states in ultra-clear terms this: ‘Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance: Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,of whom I am the worst….’(I Tim. 1:15).

    “HE HIMSELF BORE OUR SINS IN HIS BODY ON THE TREE, THAT WE MIGHT DIE TO sin and live to righteousness” (I Pet. 2:24 ESV). Those are the Spirit-directed words of Apostle Peter.

    “He is the ATONING SACRIFICE FOR OUR SINS…” (I John 2:2 NIV). Those are the Spirit-propelled words of Apostle John. In his earlier book, John also used the imagery of the Shepherd to paint the same truth. The true shepherd Jesus came to lay his life down to save the wayward (sinful) sheep (John 10:11,15). Surely, John was using a familiar Old Testament imagery that explicitly said the same thing from the writings of Prophet Isaiah: “We all, like SHEEP, HAVE GONE ASTRAY, EACH OF US HAS TURNED TO OUR OWN WAY; AND THE LORD HAS LAID ON HIM THE INIQUITY OF US ALL” (Isa. 53:6 NIV).

    “…He has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins…” (Heb. 9:15 NIV). We do not know who wrote the book of Hebrews. It could have been Priscilla or Apollos or Barnabas or anyone else. But that unnamed Spirit-controlled author makes it clear: Jesus died as a substitute for sinners. He/She was using an imagery of “ransom” which Jesus already used in the Gospels (Mark 10:45) to teach this very thing that Jesus came as a sin-substitute for sinners. I would say that Jesus' words on the Cross, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they do" (Luke 23:34) points to the prime reason why he died: so that he would be able to offer forgiveness from sin to sinners. Am I saying that Jesus never died to makes us God's children? No. One of his statements from the Cross - "My God, My God why have you forsaken me?" (Math. 27:46) - indicated that Jesus voluntarily chose to be abandoned by His Father so that he would be able to adopt us into his family. Let us embrace both the reasons as to why Jesus died: the FORGIVEN ("Sin") reason and NOT FORSAKEN ("son") reason. Let us be balanced. Let us not emphazise one truth at the cost of the other.

    So, there we have it. Every major Bible writer presents “the penal substitution” view – that Jesus died to save sinners as shown above. You have a choice now: to believe the lies of the hyper-grace/twisted trinitarian gospel proponents view of the Cross or the truth of God’s Word on the Cross.

    On the eve of Good Friday, let us not forget that Christ came to die on the Cross as a substitute for us, sinners! To quote the words of Apostle Paul again: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God…” (2 Cor. 5:21). Unfortunately, a Madurai based hyper-grace pastor, quotes this very verse to teach that Jesus became a sinner on the Cross. This is not Scriptural. The Bible is very clear in presenting this fact: Jesus, never ever became a sinner or sinned (I John 3:5). The false teachings associated with the Cross are many, these last days! Let us get back to the Bible! Let us hold fast to the truth!

    (This was written by Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, a Bible Teacher/Evangelist/Writer who 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 ).

  • On Mar 29

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Gems from Gethsamene on Beating Secret Sin Sexual Temptation - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Mar 29

    TEARS OF REPENTANCE AND WORDS OF CONFESSION WITHOUT OFFERING OF ANY EXCUSE - WE NEED THOSE THESE DAYS WHEN HYPER-GRACE IS RAMPANT - Duke Jeyaraj on Aussie Cricket Captain Steve Smith teary-eyed press-interview.

    TEARS OF REPENTANCE AND WORDS OF CONFESSION WITHOUT OFFERING OF ANY EXCUSE - WE NEED THOSE THESE DAYS WHEN HYPER-GRACE IS RAMPANT - Duke Jeyaraj on Aussie Cricket Captain Steve Smith teary-eyed press-interview.

    Teary-eyed Steve Smith: "As the captain of the Australian Cricket Team, I take full responsibility (for the ball-tampering blunder in South Africa tour). I am sorry." Reminded me of King David's response to Prophet Nathan's "Mutton-Biriyani" preparation story: "Against the Lord, I have sinned." (Notice, there is a fullstop after the word sinned in your Bible - 2 Sam. 12:13; Psa. 51:4). David did not say, "I have sinned, but Bathsheba had no business bathing there." When you sin, repent, give no excuses, ask for the cleansing of Jesus' blood and live a holy-life enabled by the Holy Spirit keeping short-accounts with well-meaning accountability pals. TEARS OF REPENTANCE AND WORDS OF CONFESSION WITHOUT OFFERING OF ANY EXCUSE - WE NEED THOSE THESE DAYS WHEN HYPER-GRACE IS RAMPANT .

    Go to www.dukev.org to know about the author's ministry.

  • On Mar 29

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    The "Diamond" Blood: The Blessings The Blood of Jesus Brings To The Google Gen Put B-L-O-O-D / Duke Jeyaraj.

  • On Mar 28

    If you have time, this afternoon (March 28th Wednesday), join us for tract distribution in a specified location in Secunderabad.

    WhatsApp me immediately and I can give you further details. "Jonah you are so worried about losing the shade-giving plant and being exposed to the hot sun. I am more concerned about those who do not know me the living God, the ultimate Shade-Giver, and as a result they go to eternal hell (where the temperature is infinitely hotter than your worst sun-baked summer" (a devotional thought, I culled from the book of Jonah). Let's witness for Jesus despite the Summer sun! - Duke Jeyaraj.

  • On Mar 25

    PALM SUNDAY & THE FACEBOOK LIKES LUST!

    PALM SUNDAY & THE FACEBOOK LIKES LUST!
    Duke Jeyaraj

    What is the message of Palm Sunday for the Facebook generatio? It is this: do not get carried away by Facebook likes on your page! Let me explain how I arrived at this message:

    When Jesus rode on the young colt towards Jerusalem toward the end of his ministry, the Jerusalem crowds screamed, "Hosanna!" (which meant, 'Save us!') (Matt. 21:9). But shortly later, these same crowds shouted, "Hammer him!" (on the cross - crucify Him - Luke 23:21). During Palm Sunday, the crowds praised Jesus as the "Son of David!" (Matt. 21:9). But shortly later, Jesus was akin to the "son of the Devil" for them - who had to be crucified!!! On palm Sunday Jesus and his team were "blessed" (Mark 11:9). And pretty soon, the "blessed" man became a "bastard" - they could not vouch for the fact that Jesus was indeed the son of God who never committed a crime ever. They chose a criminal over Christ (Barabbas over Christ) when they had to choose a prisoner to release from punishment (Luke 23:18).

    You might receive a truckload of likes for your social media post. But do not feel too elated. Pretty soon, the ones who gave you a bouquet may give you brickbats. Yes, in an unexpected turnaround, the "likes" might turn into "demeaning comments!" So, when people praise you, do not get too excited. When people criticize you, do not get down into the dumps. Be balanced. Rudyard Kipling wrote, "If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster. And treat those two impostors just the same; .....Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it, And—which is more—you’ll be a Man, my son!"

    Jesus wasn't carried away by the HOSANNA HEAPS showered on him on Palm Sunday. He knew, pretty soon, the "HAMMER JESUS" HOOTS of Maundy Thursday/Good Friday will come from the mouth of the same crowds. So, do not get carried away by the crowds "congrats" notes to you! Put your head down, and carry on with the task that God has called you to do: to know Him more deeply and to make Him known!

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the author of this piece, is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission). This is a listener/reader/viewer-supported Indian ministry. Find out more at www.dukev.org ).

  • On Mar 25

    When people in Jerusalem wanted to make him king (John 12:13) during the first Palm Sunday, Jesus could have easily chosen a horse - the vehicle the royal rulers of that time used - to ride on.

    But Jesus chose a donkey as if to say, "Though I am King, I want to die a substitutionary death for my people's salvation. By shouting 'hosanna' they are telling me, "O King, save us!" After this work of salvation my coronation will come. When I come back the Second Time, I will choose to ride on a white horse and be coronated as King of Kings and Lord of Lords (Rev. 19)!" - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Mar 24

    MOTHER DONKEY AND COLT: A JOLT TO THOSE WHO GIVE STEP-MOTHERLY TREATMENT TO THE THINGS OF GOD

    MOTHER DONKEY AND COLT: A JOLT TO THOSE WHO GIVE STEP-MOTHERLY TREATMENT TO THE THINGS OF GOD

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Mar 24

    FOUR 'YOUTH' THAT JESUS MET DURING HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY (FOURTH HE MET ON PALM SUNDAY!)

    FOUR 'YOUTH' THAT JESUS MET DURING HIS EARTHLY MINISTRY (FOURTH HE MET ON PALM SUNDAY!)
    Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Mar 23

    God allows 'thorns' in our lives to 'keep us from being too elated' (II Cor 12:7, RSV).

    God allows 'thorns' in our lives to 'keep us from being too elated' (II Cor 12:7, RSV). Ask Paul, he will tell u that this is true. - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On Mar 17

    Gave some Bubbly tracts to foot-over-bridge early morning walkers.

    Tract distribution can be one of the earliest steps of influence folks to walk n ultimately crossover from darkness into marvelous light by walking on the only footover bridge to heaven, the Way Jesus! John 5:24 n John 14:6.


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