• On Dec 14

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

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

  • On Dec 13

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

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

  • On Dec 12

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

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

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

  • On Dec 12

    Duke

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

  • On Dec 11

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

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

  • On Dec 11

    Isa.

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

  • On Dec 09

    And he shall be their peace.

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

  • On Dec 09

    And he shall be their peace.

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

  • On Dec 09

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

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

  • On Dec 08

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

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

  • On Dec 07

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

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

  • On Dec 05

    FRESH CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONS VIA TWITTER

    FRESH CHRISTMAS DEVOTIONS VIA TWITTER
    @Duke Jeyaraj

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

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

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

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

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

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

    December 6, 2017
    ChristmasDevo6

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

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

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

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

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

  • On Dec 05

    Dr.

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj with the volunteers/core team that organised a wonderful Christmas Good News Program for medical college students of Mamtha Medical College in Khammam on 2rd Dec 2017. Duke shared the Goodnews to a crowd of 350 plus that evening, wrapping the no-compromise Gospel around a newspaper movie reviews of a popular movie that involved a medical student. You can listen to that message here: https://www.facebook.com/dukejeyaraj/videos/10154861717735740/

  • On Dec 05

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

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

  • On Dec 04

    The NIGHT of the Shepherds became BRIGHT thanks to the LIGHT of the angel of great MIGHT.

    Their SOUND-BITE: Jesus was born as THE SAVIOR for all people (Luke 2:8-11) - red, and yellow, black and WHITE! Don’t WAIT to pass this news around! ChristmasDevo3 - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On Dec 01

    The Wisemen of Christmas fame traveled 900 miles (1448 kms) to see baby Jesus.

    That's like travelling to Mumbai from Hyderabad and getting back or to Delhi one way!!! Shows their spiritual desperation. He who seeks me, with all his heart, will find me, says Living God (Jer 29:13). ChristmasDevotionforGoogleGeneration2

  • On Dec 01

    THE FOOTWEAR THAT IVANKA TRUMP REPEATED IN HER BRIEF INDIA TRIP!

    THE FOOTWEAR THAT IVANKA TRUMP REPEATED IN HER BRIEF INDIA TRIP! THE THINGS WE MUST REPEAT....
    Duke Jeyaraj.

    As Ivanka Trump was in Hyderabad for a big summit in November 2017, the zoom cameras and journalists got migty busy. She wore six different outfits in her public appearances, they said. But listen to this: she wore the one particular black footwear twice. Yes, she repeated a black footwear. That was indeed a rare thing for a celebrity of her stature to be doing, isn't? (She is the daughter of the U. S. President, the Telangana IT Minister, KTR, even called her the, 'most powerful woman in the World'). A middle class 'miss' might repeat her chudithar, saree and footwear, worn in her public appearances, but not the daughter of a millionaire - many fashion experts felt.

    Yup! The act of repeating even footwear during a short trip by a woman who was the target of a million flashbulbs the moment she landed in India, seems unfashionable! What is about REPEATING, that people hate or find utterly?! What about repeating things that concern our spiritual life, so that we grow in our spiritual life - even though they may not be that exciting each time we do it? There are things that Jesus, God-in-flesh, repeated in his life every day. He never got bored of repeating these basics, even though these things seem bland. He repeated these because he deeply loved his Father in Heaven, not because of any other compulsion. What did he repeat? Let me repeat what he repeated, for our convenience.

    He REPEATEDLY talked with His Father. He prayed often (Luke 5:16).

    He REPEATEDLY had times of fellowship with his disciples. This we understand from John 18:2 and Luke 22:39.

    Jesus REPEATEDLY taught about God in the Temple (Check out Luke 19:47; 21:37). He also taught crowds in public square, as His custom was (Mark 10:1). He was a Witness for Yahweh and His own claim to be God in flesh.

    Jesus also was read the Word of God 'as his Custom was' not just in public but also in private (Luke 4:16). His favorite question was, "Haven't you ever read....(the Bible I read - the Old Testament)?"

    We are called to "follow in the steps of Jesus" (I Peter 2:21). We are called to copy His Habits after we have chosen to turn from sin and trust him as Savior. He is not only the only "Purger" for our sins, but the best Pattern for us!

    So, let us REPEAT, what Jesus did! Here is how we can: Let us pray daily. Let us read the Bible daily. Let us have regular fellowship in our workplace/in our place of study. If there is no fellowship there yet, go ahead and start one. If there is a fellowship, join in and take part in its activities using your God-given talents. Let us also fellowship with a Bible-believing Local church - regularly, without a break, every week. Let us talk about Jesus, repeatedly. Let us REPEAT the things Jesus REPEATED. There is great value in this kind of REPETITION. It may not be exciting, but it is beneficial! What's more, we become more like Jesus!

    (This was written by Dr. Duke Jeyaraj, the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. Find out more about this reader-supported Indian ministry, at www.dukev.org. You may choose to like www.facebook.com/googleduke and facebook.com/dukebook, Duke's ministry Facebook pages).

  • On Dec 01

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

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

  • On Nov 30

    Duke Jeyaraj led a commentary team for a New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, event on 25 Nov 2017 in their Kompally campus.

    Duke Jeyaraj led a commentary team for a New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, event on 25 Nov 2017 in their Kompally campus. He did cricket commentary - something that has interested him from childhood. Sherry Roy and Shekhar Bhandari joined him. The day's cricket games were played (as were several other games) to raise funds for the completion of the church's new building. This is the church that Duke and family attend when they are not out on Sundays ministering.

  • On Nov 30

    Post our SoundDoctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Study at the Daniels' home/flat in the heart of Hyderabad - Somajiguda - on a Sunday evening in August 2017.

    Post our SoundDoctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Study at the Daniels' home/flat in the heart of Hyderabad - Somajiguda - on a Sunday evening in August 2017. We had a 'full house' despite an unpopular topic studied - The Doctrine of Sin. Hear the study here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nR26EOS6dWM (video)/ https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/sindoctrinedukejeyaraj (audio). This Sunday - 3 Dec 2017 - in the evening 6:30 PM - we will have yet another inter-church, open-for-all-ages, Bible Study. Duke will bring a fresh Christmas Bible Study that will be relevant for both believers and non-believers. We welcome you. WhatsApp 8885075888 if you want to join! The venue is walkable from the gate of Villa Marie College on Raj Bhavan Road (the lane opposite to Standard Charterred Bank). We welcome you to bring friends who need to hear of Jesus! WhatsApp 8886040605 if you want to receive the invite for the same event via WhatsApp

  • On Nov 27

    Coming up this Sunday!

    Coming up this Sunday! Bring a friend who needs to hear of Jesus!

  • On Nov 26

    WHAT CONSTABLE OMBLE HEROICALLY DID ON 26/11; WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU AND ME, SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY

    WHAT CONSTABLE OMBLE HEROICALLY DID ON 26/11; WHAT JESUS DID FOR YOU AND ME, SIX HOURS ONE FRIDAY
    Duke Jeyaraj
    The Ram Gopal Verma movie The Attacks of 26/11 chillingly showed how Assistant Sub-Inspector of Police, Tukaram Gopal Omble, a family man and a father of four daughters, armed with just a baton took on the dreaded terrorist Ajmal Kasab in a Mumbai road on 26.11.2008. Kasab acted as if he was dead when the police fired into the hi-jacked silver color Skoda car he and his accomplice were riding on towards a checkpost. Kasab’s accomplice died in the firing. When Omble daringly took the lead to open the Skoda car door, Kasab suddenly started to move menacingly. Omble acted quickly to catch hold of the barrel of Kasab’s AK47 rifle with both hands. Kasab, in retaliation, opened fire. A spray of bullets entered Omble’s stomach and intestines. Omble tightly held onto the barrel of Kasab’s AK 47 and would not simply let go of it till he breathed his last. This brave act forcefully prevented Kasab’s AK47 – a machine that he had mercilessly used to kill innocent people in the Mumbai CST Railway Station and the Cama Hospital just minutes before this event – from firing at anyone else. Omble died but he gave the police forces enough time to reach the terrorist and catch him alive. Kasab, part of a team of 10 terrorists who entered Mumbai that day, was the only terrorist to be captured alive (Story reconstructed using various news websites). Omble sacrificed his life for many Mumbaikars who did not even know him that day.
    Omble’s sacrificial act somewhat typifies what Jesus did for us in an imperfect way. He died a cruel death for each one of us when we were still sinners and far away from him enjoying the temporary pleasures of sin, the Bible teaches (Heb. 11:25; Rom. 5:8, The Bible). The punishment that brings us peace was upon him when he hung on the Cross, the Bible declares (Isa 53:5, The Bible). Our backs should have been whipped as a punishment for the sins of our body – be that over-eating or masturbation coupled with porn-watching or any other unprintable sin. But Jesus took that punishment upon his own back. Strong-armed Arnold Schwarzenegger-like Roman Soldiers whipped Jesus’ back 39 times with leather belts that had broken bone and nail pieces embedded on them. As a result his back was lacerated and looked like a plowed field in accordance to a Bible prophecy – just one of over 110 major prophecies that Jesus fulfilled during his earthly life (Micah 3:12, The Bible). He loves us so very madly that he himself took upon his body, the punishment for our sins meant for our body (I Peter 2:24, The Bible). Because Jesus is 100% God who in turn is beyond the dimension of time he could die for all humans of all times. Because He is 100% human (even while he was 100% God) he could become the substitute for every human being. As the Bible puts it, “Jesus loved us and gave himself for us” (Gal. 2:20, The Bible). No one could have loved us the way Jesus did! No one loves us the way Jesus does. And what is more - Jesus came back to life, a feat that points to the fact that he is God and he is above everyone in the long line of self-proclaimed gods, so records the Bible (Rom. 1:4, The Bible).
    (This is part of Duke Jeyaraj's tract, Bubbly Outside, Yet Empty Inside?. Duke is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission - a ministry to presentday people. Find out more about Duke and this ministry which is supported by Indians blessed by Duke's writing and preaching ministry by liking www.facebook.com/googleduke )

  • On Nov 26

    Gave a bikelift 2 a under14 Telangana cricketer who asked for it,while I was enroute 2 my church&also gave him our Dhoniwala Goodnews tract - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

    Gave a bikelift 2 a under14 Telangana cricketer who asked for it,while I was enroute 2 my church&also gave him our Dhoniwala Goodnews tract - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On Nov 23

    NUMBERING YOUR BLESSINGS IN GRATITUDE OR ARE YOU LIKE THESE GRUMBLING, 'THINKING ALWAYS ABOUT EGYPT' FOLK THE BOOK OF NUMBERS TALKS ABOUT?

    NUMBERING YOUR BLESSINGS IN GRATITUDE OR ARE YOU LIKE THESE GRUMBLING, 'THINKING ALWAYS ABOUT EGYPT' FOLK THE BOOK OF NUMBERS TALKS ABOUT?

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj - a Thanksgiving Devotion

    Are you still talking about your Egypt life with a romantic roll in your eyes? That was the sin of Israel. The sin of ungratitude. They did it repeatedly in the book of Numbers I just discovered. At least seven times they talked about their past life - life in Egypt - in this book:

    1. "We remember the fish we ate in Egypt at no cost—also the cucumbers, melons, leeks, onions and garlic!" (Numbers 11:5).

    Instead of thanking God for the VICTORIES he gave them along the way to the Promised Land, they were longing for the VEGETABLES they eat once in Egypt!

    2. “If only we had meat to eat! We were better off in Egypt!” (Numbers 11:18).

    Instead of rejoicing about the privilege of MEETING with the Living God in the wilderness journey in the Tent of Meeting, they were longing for MEAT they once ate in Egypt!

    3. “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”’ (Numbers 11:18).

    Instead of thanking God for LIFTING them during the wilderness journey and carrying them when they could not even walk, they complained about LEAVING Egypt!

    4. “If only we had died in Egypt! Or in this wilderness!" (Numbers 14:2).

    Instead of thanking God for giving them LIFE as they travelled in a desert without life, they wished they had DIED earlier on in Egypt! But insn't having breath enough reason to praise God?!

    5. "Why is the Lord bringing us to this land only to let us fall by the sword? Our wives and children will be taken as plunder. Wouldn’t it be better for us to go back to Egypt?” (Numbers 14:3).

    Instead of thanking God for the MIRACLES that already happened time and again, they were grumbling against God thinking of the MISHAPS that can possibly happen in the future!

    6. “We should choose a leader and go back to Egypt.” (Numbers 14:4).

    Instead of thanking God for their present leader - the Greatest ever fully human leader, Moses - they were asking God for a new leader! For the tribe of Grumblers, even the very best would seem like the very worst! If you are honest you will know that God has given you the BEST wife and BEST kids, and you still have the nerve to complain? You should be ashamed of yourself if you did that!

    7. “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!” (Numbers 21:5).

    Instead of thanking God and calling the food they ate presently as "lip-smacking" they called it "miserable"! If you have three square meals a day, you are richer than most people in the world!

    The result of this grumbling: they got no chance to go into the Promised Land!

    When we grumble as believers, God views it seriously! Paul writes in I Corinthians 10:10 - And do not grumble, as some of them did—and were killed by the destroying angel!

    Ungratefulness and going to hell are married to each other. Only if you are grateful for Grace demonstrated for undeserving you at Calvary, only that you will respond with a gratitude of a repented life! And without true repentance we will not go to heaven - Jesus pointed out (Luke 13:1-5).

    So stop grumbling! And start thanking!

    (Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission, a ministry for presentday people that's supported by those blessed by His Writings and Messages. Find out more at www.dukev.org or by liking www.facebook.com/googleduke and www.facebook.com/dukebook ).

  • On Nov 23

    Jesus said,"WHEN storms hit, rain pounded down & waters rose, levies broke & winds beat all the walls of that house."Matt.

    Jesus said,"WHEN storms hit, rain pounded down & waters rose, levies broke & winds beat all the walls of that house."Matt. 7:25,The Voice. He did NOT say, "IF storms hit....." Suffering, challenges, WILL definitely come for the believer. Prosperity Gospel: unbiblical, anti-Jesus. - Duke Jeyaraj, G4 Mission, www.dukev.org.

  • On Nov 22
  • On Nov 22

    Jesus said,"WHEN storms hit, rain pounded down & waters rose, levies broke & winds beat all the walls of that house."Matt.

    7:25,The Voice. He did NOT say, "IF storms hit....." Suffering, challenges, WILL definitely come for the believer. Prosperity Gospel: unbiblical, anti-Jesus.

  • On Nov 20

    Sending the print version of the color pdf of both our Gospel tracts - Bubbly and Dhoni ones - to those who send their emails to us via +91-8886040605(WhatsApp).

    Sent to two people today! Print out and reach out! That simple! This Christmas season you have lot of opportunities!

  • On Nov 20

    MISS WORLD & 'MISS WORD'

    MISS WORLD & 'MISS WORD'
    Duke Jeyaraj

    When Aishwariya Rai won the Miss World in 1994 I was in secular college (in Allahabad Agri Institute, now SHUATS) and when Priyanka Chopra won the same title in 2000, I was in Bible college (Southern Asia Bible College, now CGLD). Now after seventeen years, in the year 2017, a Haryanvi girl, Manushi Chhillar, has won the Miss World title. Indians are happy and proud! A thought ran through my system once I heard this news. This thought: when it comes to Bible Translation, for Haryanvis, it is still the case of “miss word” – the full Bible is not yet available in their language (Learnt from my google searches - see picture below). The Lord is concerned and cries, “Who shall I send (for the work of Bible Translation in Bibleless languages) in a land(India) that got its first local language Bible(in Tamil) as early as 1714(three hundred years ago)?” (Isa. 6:8). Are we hearing it? Operation World 2010 says there are about 20 believers among 4 million Jats in Haryana. That's fuel for prayer. Who is the person among us with "beautiful feet that carries the Goodnews'' (Romans 10:15) to the beauties of Haryana and beyond (those in unevangelised areas)? Will you be the one?

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

  • On Nov 19

    Yesterday a young man walked into our base and picked up 1800 Dhoni/Bubbly tract of ours that will be used in a Christmas Gospel Outreach in Medical College(s) far away from Hyderabad!

    Yesterday a young man walked into our base and picked up 1800 Dhoni/Bubbly tract of ours that will be used in a Christmas Gospel Outreach in Medical College(s) far away from Hyderabad! The blessedness of writing ministry is this: you can impact folks faraway from where you live! You can read the Dhoni tract in online PDF form here: http://bit.ly/2yD6qiw (issuu.com) or this link, http://bit.ly/2hZn5Fy. And the Bubbly tract here (online PDF): https://issuu.com/dukejeyaraj/docs/bubbly_tract_2015_duke. I can send the PDF via your email, if you send it to +91-8886040605 or inbox. Color prints of this of can be done in any country. There is space in page 4/last page to leave local church/fellowship contact address.

  • On Nov 18

    Doing whatever can be done (preaching, writing, counseling, WhatsApping, etc) so that for the Google Generation, there is NO BLUR-LINE when it comes to knowing what the Bible teaches about issues they are grappling with - sex, love, marriage, porn, and such hot topics.

    Doing whatever can be done (preaching, writing, counseling, WhatsApping, etc) so that for the Google Generation, there is NO BLUR-LINE when it comes to knowing what the Bible teaches about issues they are grappling with - sex, love, marriage, porn, and such hot topics. This picture was taken when Duke Jeyaraj preached in the Youth Alive (NLAG-Secunderabad) organised event, Summer for Jesus 2010, following an invitation by Rev. Younus Samuel.

  • On Nov 18

    DID PETER KILL ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA?

    DID PETER KILL ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA? WERE THEY NOT BELIEVERS?
    Duke Jeyaraj answers hyper-grace teachers who say this couple weren’t believers and that Peter killed them!

    'Peter killed Ananias and Sapphira! Peter misrepresented God!' So says an Indian hyper-grace cult false teacher-pastor in a YouTube video. He was simply taking a cue from a famous Singapore hyper-grace pastor who taught that Ananias wasn’t a believer in a much-watched YouTube video. A hyper-grace supporter with a fake facebook id wrote to me (obviously agreeing with this hyper-grace false teacher), "Peter declared the death of Sapphira..." This person is referring to Acts 5:9 that says, "Behold the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out...." (ESV). Is this correct?

    While interpreting Scripture, the clear passages should take precedence when we interpret seemingly-clouded passages. The Scripture clearly says the right to start a life and end a life is entirely in God's hands. I Sam. 2:6, "The Lord brings death and makes alive." Job 1:21-22, Job said, "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away...In all this (including the sentence, "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away...") Job did not sin or charge God with wrong."

    Keeping these clear Bible passages in mind, I agree with Bible scholar Ben Witherington, who writes about Acts 5:9b this, "Peter's words to Sapphira, (Behold the feet of those who have buried your husband are at the door, and they will carry you out...) is not a curse formula, but rather a prophetic word. Just as Peter knew the hearts of this couple (Ananias and Sapphira) so also by the Spirit of God he knew their ends as well. He knew who was at the door of the house in which the church was meeting" (The Acts of the Apostles, p. 218).

    What Peter did here is not much different from Elijah telling the stubborn-in-sin-and-leading-others-also-into-it Jezebel, “The dogs shall eat Jezebel within the walls of Jezreel” (I Ki 21:23). What Elijah predicted through the Spirit of God happened (2 Ki 9:30-37). Even the death of Ahab, Jezebel’s husband, was predicted through the Holy Spirit from the mouth of Micaiah (I Kings 22:13-37). When are stubborn in sin, after offering enough chances, God allows death – sometimes Sudden Death. After death, there is no chance of salvation (Heb. 9:27).

    Here are more comments from Witherington about the Ananias-Sapphira narrative that is relevant to this debate: "Even in this case, it is not impossible we are talking about death by heart attack brought on by double shock - not only the shock of colluding in a deception of the church but the equal shock of learning one's spouse is already dead and buried!”

    Even if it was death by shock in the case of Ananias – it was clearly allowed by God. Why do I say this? No one can “kill” you, unless God gives permission! This all of us know. Only a fool will deny this. When King Saul tried to assassinate David, time and again, God saved David. Miraculously. But when David had finished God’s purpose for him, he died (Acts 13:36).

    So I do believe that it was God indeed who allowed Ananias and Sapphira’s death during their interaction with Peter.

    You can go with hyper-grace cult false teachers or the written Word of God.

    Were Ananias and Sapphira believers? Indeed. Definitely! If we checked the context of the passage that records their death – Acts 5 – we would understand it. It was a time when believers pooled in resources to take care each other’s needs in the early church (Acts 4:32). Acts 4:32 starts this way, “Now, the full number of those who believed….” That means what follows below was about what happened those part of the believer’s group. One of the believers, Barnabas, sold a field he owned and brought the proceeds to the church leaders, the apostles (Acts 4:36-37). The very next verse talks about Ananias and Sapphira. The next verse happens to be in the next chapter. Remember chapter and verse divisions in our Bibles were not inspired by God. These were not part of the original Bibles. They are inserted later on by humans for our convenience. This unfortunate chapter division between Acts 4 and Acts 5 should not distract us from grasping this: “Just as believer Barnabas gave proceeds of a field sale, believer couple Ananias-Sapphira gave proceeds of a field sale….”

    The last verse of this passage, Acts 5:11, reads, “Then great fear came on the whole church and on all who heard these things.” It is here the word “church” occurs for the first time in the book of Acts! Why would great fear come upon the church when they witnessed the sudden death of Ananias and Sapphira, if they were both unbelievers? If they were both unbelievers and outside the church body, that verse should have read: “Great fear seized the enemies of the church…..or great fear seized unbelievers or Christ-rejectors!” But that verse clearly says “great fear” seized the “church” – the body of believers! The Scripture narrative is clear: Ananias and Sapphira were both believers!

    Ananias-Sapphira “kept back” certain proceeds from the sale, the same way Achan “kept back” (both stories same Greek word, nosphizo, used) loot from Ai (Acts 5:2; Josh 7:1). As Achan was part of the family of faith in the Old Testament. Ananias-Sapphira were part of the family of faith in the New Testament.

    Peter revealed that Ananias allowed Satan to fill his heart, so that he started speaking Satan’s native language which is lying (Acts 5:3; Jn. 8:44). It akin to Peter allowing himself to be filled by the Devil to give fleshly advice to Jesus to give the Cross, a skip (Mark 8:33). Ananias was as much a believer as Peter was!

    Yes, there is a day of judgement coming up. But, “God in some cases have made his judgement manifest as when he took the righteous Enoch and Elijah to heaven to be with him, sent the destructive flood upon the earth (Gen. 6-7) and struck down Ananias and Sapphira (Acts 5:1-11) – so writes Systematic Theologian of repute, Millard J. Erickson. This profound truth we meed to pound from our pulpits, so short of messages on judgement these days.

    In conclusion, I quote John MacArthur who wrote, “Ananias and Sapphira, were nothing more than sinning saints feigning spirituality. Their offering was an affront to God’s glory and their execution God’s Work to keep the church pure” (Sins of the Saints, page 153).

    Hyper-grace false teachers give this reason – including the Singapore Hyper-grace and false teacher I referred to at the start of this article – give this reason for stating that Ananias-Sapphira were not believers: “God does not judge believers, post-the-Cross, because Jesus took up all judgement upon himself on the Cross.” This is rubbish! When we cross-check this 'snake-like' statement with the Bible, we find this to be a BIG LIE. Believers who used communion services to get drunk on a regular basis were “judged” – Paul clearly says (I Cor. 11:29). Indeed, there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, as Paul writes (Rom. 8:1). Notice there, it does not say, “there is no condemnation for those who ONCE WERE in Christ Jesus!
    Continuous abiding in Christ is what the New Testament calls us to, using various imageries and phrases (Vine ‘otherwise you will cut off’ imagery – John 15:6; Heb. 6:8, Words like: ‘press on’ – Phil. 3:14; ‘continue in the grace of God’ – Acts 13:43).

    The Singapore hyper-grace pastor, I referred to at the start of this article, goes on to say in that particular YouTube video this after mocking a sermon on holiness a guest preacher preached in his church, this way: “(Can we say to anyone, 'Come join us for service. You just might drop dead?!” (1:30 minute). Here he is revealing the REAL REASON, why hyper-grace false teachers HAVE TO TWIST SCRIPTURE TO MAKE ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA UNBELIEVERS. The reason is this: they feel preaching about a holy God – a God so holy who can choose to send sudden death after having given enough opportunities for believers – with the present generation will not make a church popular. Instead, this hard (but nevertheless truthful) message has to be TONED-DOWN and MADE MORE PALATABLE for the today’s generation. Therefore, it is obvious “Worldly Principles of Crowd Gathering,” are the final authority for these hyper-grace false teachers. It is not Bible.

    Apostle Paul warned, “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, Voice). Those perilous times, Apostle Paul talks about in the above verse, are well and truly upon us, thanks to the hyper-grace cult false teachers! This is one reason why we must vigorously reject hyper-grace: a bunch of people who in-effect have something else other than the Bible as the final court of appeal for all matters of belief and behaviour, teach it!

    David Pawson, in his book, God and the Gospel of Righteousness, points out that the early church grew in
    the book of Acts without preaching sugar-coated Gospel (shall we say hypergrace Gospel) which talked about only the Love of God. We need to get back to the Bible!

    You may go to Youtube and listen to Duke Jeyaraj’s encouraging message on Ananias and Sapphira: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btz06xmKZ9o&feature=youtu.be&a

    [This article was published in The Days of Your Youth - Issue 36. This mag, which wraps Bible Truth around contemporary events, is the voice of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission, a ministry founded by Duke Jeyaraj. Find out more about this inter-church, Indians-supported ministry at www.dukev.org. If you want the print copy of the issue with this article, please WhatsApp us +91-8886040605. We will send you the bank details. For Rs. 200/- you will get six different pieces of literature: three different issues of The Days of Your Youth, including the particular issue with this article, Duke's book for working professionals called DANIEL IN DELL and two different Gospel tracts of Duke - the Bubbly and Dhoni tract as they are popularly. This offer is for those who live in India. That amount becomes Rs.1000/- for those outside India who want these resources].

  • On Nov 18

    God blessed our outreach to college students yesterday - atleast 300 students received the Bubbly/Dhoni tract.

    God blessed our outreach to college students yesterday - atleast 300 students received the Bubbly/Dhoni tract. Two ministry volunteers joined me. We had a short devo in a Cafe Coffee Day nearby where this happened: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMMXzu67p-w&feature=share

  • On Nov 17

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Believers stubborn in sin - are they still children of God bound for heaven as hyper-grace teachers claim? Duke Jeyaraj answers

  • On Nov 16

    Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite being four time champions ONCE UPON A TIME.

    Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite being four time champions ONCE UPON A TIME. Current form matters. Those who ARE(present-tense) in Christ Jesus will not be condemned, not those who ONCE WERE(Paul in Rom. 8:1).Don't get carried away by HyperGrace! - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter.

  • On Nov 15

    Italy failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, despite being four time champions ONCE UPON A TIME.

    Current form matters. Those who ARE(present-tense) in Christ Jesus will not be condemned, not those who ONCE WHERE(Paul in Rom. 8:1).Don't get carried away by HyperGrace!

  • On Nov 15

    Once a Child of God, always a child of God?

    Once a Child of God, always a child of God? Even when in stubborn sin a believer remains a Child of God and will go to heaven according to the Bible? Duke Jeyaraj answers. https://t.co/L4uFMn1k2x

  • On Nov 14

    WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT CHILDREN TO CALL FOR SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS OUR ETERNAL DESTINY

    WHEN JESUS TALKED ABOUT CHILDREN TO CALL FOR SOMETHING THAT AFFECTS OUR ETERNAL DESTINY
    Duke Jeyaraj

    Jesus said, "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Matt. 18:3, The Bible). Becoming as little children is a matter that concerns our eternal destiny, according to the only God-in-flesh, Jesus Christ. Jesus is talking about trust here. He is using children as an illustration to make his call for total trust in Him and Him alone for the salvation of our souls, quite memorable. If a dad told his child who was standing on a dining table, "Jump!" that kid would jump. Without any second thoughts! That child knows that his/her less-than-perfect Dad would be alert enough to catch her/him. The same way, when totally perfect Jesus claims to be THE way, THE truth, THE life, we need to put our entire trust in Him. We need to put our to total trust on Christ who died for us on the Cross for our salvation. That total truth will make life on earth, heaven and take us to literal heaven one day. Trusting anything or anyone else will affect our eternal destiny - it will put us on the broad road to hell! This was Jesus' point. He who has an ear, let him hear what Jesus says here!

    (Log onto www.dukev.org , to know more about Duke's ministry).

  • On Nov 14

    The other day we had a blessed Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears fasting prayer.

    We prayed for nations (eg:for the refugees in Germany). We prayed for Google Gen issues (eg:against sexual harassment in work place/#MeToo) & for the needs of those who came. Blessed time!

  • On Nov 12

    MY MIRACLE BABY’S STORY

    MY MIRACLE BABY’S STORY
    Duke Jeyaraj recalls the day when Datasha, his daughter was born, 10 years ago, exactly on this day!

    9:38 am. November 12, 2007. Rainbow Hospital Operation Theatre. Dr. Pranathi Reddy and team in action. Evan's stomach sliced open. A baby surrounded by silvery slime is fished out. "Dale Nathan, your son, has a baby sister!", the doctor announces as she holds the bundle of joy planted by God in Evan's womb. I was there right in the Operation Theatre - thanks to the American-like style of functioning of this Banjara Hills hospital. It was the most unforgettable sight I had ever seen. I was numb with excitement - a proud daddy of a girl baby. I kissed my wife on the forehead, as the doctors worked away to sew up her stomach. "What have you planned to name her?" asks Dr. Pranathi. "Datasha!" I say. "Dat is the Bible Word for Royal Command!" Big dreams for our tiny baby - weighing 3.52 kg and 50 cm long at the time of birth. That's what we've got. She would carry out the Royal Command we have from Above - The Bible. She would preach the "Royal Command" to many. That's our dream. In fact, when Evan became pregnant, I wrote a poem for her. The first gynecologist we saw said that Datasha should be aborted. "She is not properly formed," she stated. “There is no heart beat!” she asserted. “Don’t worry – you can always have another baby!” she argued. As soon as we heard that, we were fighting back the tears. We were fighting on our knees - God who gave her to us, in this first place. “Lord Jesus, the only God who has the combination of miracle-working power with the character of sinless-holiness, please do a miracle for us. Yet, not as we will, but as You will!” – We prayed earnestly and desperately. Our friends too prayed. Then, after much prayer, on Good Friday 2007, we took another scan of Evan's womb. "The baby is alive and well!" - this scan report told us. A miracle! After that miracle, I took out my pen. Poetry flowed. May I share with you what I wrote for my wife, believing God would give us a girl baby, long before she was born?

    Evan, I didn't think God would give us another one, honestly,
    But when we came together this February,
    God put in your womb a little one he planned for from eternity
    Once that happened, I had so many a dream in a flurry
    "Will she be as cute as Halle Berry?
    Will she be a blessing to many and make hearts' merry?
    Will she to millions God's word faithfully carry?"

    (This was part of Duke Jeyaraj's book, Goodnews for the Google Generation, now out of stock. It will be soon reprinted after updation).

  • On Nov 09

    Duke

    How an Indian can glorify God in America - A Duke Jeyaraj short message in a Thanksgiving meet. The answer in acronym a-m-e-r-i-c-a

  • On Nov 07

    Today, 7 November, 2017 marks 9 years of my fulltime ministry with Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the ministry that Evan and I started in 2006.

    Today, 7 November, 2017 marks 9 years of my fulltime ministry with Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the ministry that Evan and I started in 2006. I quit my HSBC Global Resourcing job on this day, exactly 9 years ago - on 7th Nov 2008. Datasha, my daughter, who is in this picture, was a baby not even one year old, then! I was actively encouraged by my wife to do this (quit my job and concentrate on the fulltime ministry), following the Lord's leading. She had faith - faith to sleep through the storm because ''God will take care" - faith which I also had, but a very feeble faith. God has been very good and gracious these 9 years. Through the generous giving of Indian believers he has graciously met our needs in a much better way than the HSBC group ever did! We are grateful! This exacting ministry journey has been truly exciting!

  • On Nov 06

    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj

    Apostle Paul, whom Hyper-Grace False Teachers Often Quote, Is NOT for HyperGrace! - Duke Jeyaraj from 2 Timothy

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  • On Nov 06

    G4 Mission, our ministry, submits accounts, after audit, files IT return with Govt & gets acknowledgment 2day.Right both with GodnMen, 2Cor8

    G4 Mission, our ministry, submits accounts, after audit, files IT return with Govt & gets acknowledgment 2day.Right both with GodnMen, 2Cor8


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