• On Jul 23

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

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

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

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

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

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

    2. PROMOTION FOR A NON-PERFORMER!

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

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

    3. THE SLOWING DOWN INSTEAD OF SPRINTING!

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

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

    4. THE BLIND DASH INSTEAD OF BACKING THEMSELVES

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

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

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

  • On Jul 22

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

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

  • On Jul 20

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

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

  • On Jul 17

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

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

  • On Jul 16

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

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

  • On Jul 15

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

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

  • On Jul 11

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

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

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

  • On Jul 08

    Why Is This Pain, Mine?

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

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/whysufferinggodsspeechinjobduke

  • On Jul 08

    In a difficult place of ministry?

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

  • On Jul 07

    Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer.

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

  • On Jul 04

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • On Jun 29

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

  • On Jun 29

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

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

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

  • On Jun 29

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

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

  • On Jun 19

    YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN YOUR TRAINING WILL HELP YOU

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

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

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

  • On Jun 16

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

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

  • On Jun 15

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

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

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

  • On Jun 15

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

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

  • On Jun 13

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

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

  • On Jun 07

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

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

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

    This issue also has our ministry news as usual.

    You can read the full magazine here:

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

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

    OR here

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

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

  • On Jun 05

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

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

  • On Jun 02

    WHY WE MUST GIVE THE HELLISH SHACK MOVIE THEOLOGY A WHACK

    WHY WE MUST GIVE THE HELLISH SHACK MOVIE THEOLOGY A WHACK

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

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

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

    W: The Shack Compromises the WAY:

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

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

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

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

    W-H….:The Shack Compromises HOLINESS:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • On May 29

    God blessed my message on being a courageous witness for Jesus in Vellore AG yesterday.

    Evan Duke's message, Small Start, Fantastic Finish, in Voohrees Meet on Saturday, in Yelagiri was appreciated. The one and half hour Bible-Secular quiz we held provided edge-of-the-seat excitement and edification in the same camp for everyone from famous pastors to quiet homemakers to bubbly youth!

  • On May 24

    Zidane's happiest moment:not winning as a player but as a coach.

    Mentoring others to do what u have done: nothing beats it!!

  • On May 24

    23yr Bumrah took over from 33yr Malinga as MI's premier death bowler.

    Moseses make way for Joshuas, Elijahs for Elishas, Pauls for Timothys - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter on the IPL Final

  • On May 23

    Dan Christian failed to hit a 4 in the last ball to take Pune home.

    Failing Christians should not stop u from coming to the perfect Christ! - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter on the IPL10 Final

  • On May 21

    WHEN WASHINGTON SUNDAR RAN A BYE & PUNE SAID ‘BYE BYE’ TO IPL TROPHY…..

    WHEN WASHINGTON SUNDAR RAN A BYE & PUNE SAID ‘BYE BYE’ TO IPL TROPHY…..

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

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

    That’s when Krunal Pandya took the role of a steel-willed sentinel!

    His 47 off 38 balls gave Mumbai a glimmer of hope during the interval!

    Rahane and Smith, scored with an ordinary strike-rate and Mumbai were in a tunnel!

    Bumrah sent back Dhoni in the seventeenth and the tension in the middle had no parallel,

    With 7 need off 5, Smith on strike, Mumbai could have thrown in the towel,

    That’s when Rayudu took a catch on the boundary as if he was a miraculous angel,

    Washington Sundar ran a bye, instead of the ball to the stands, pummel,

    The Rising Pune Supergiant chase got desperate and ran out of diesel,

    After substitute J. Suchith last-ball threw-in, Patel whipped the bails, and the IPL Cup stayed in the Mumbai’s citadel,

    The 1-run thrilling victory decided off the last ball, for Mumbai, led to many-a-joyous cartwheel!

    As 30,000 Hyderabadis cheered, for the third time in ten years, Mumbai Indians wore the IPL top-most Jewel!

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

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

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

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

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

  • On May 17

    God blessed our last weekend ministry in Kozhikode AG.

    Evan & I preached. Each of the 4 messages blessed. Our Kids recited Bible verses. - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On May 17

    RPS-Better 2 play safe&get a winning160+aftr 9/2,than continue 2 tak risks&get all-out 4 60!

    B wise as serpent & count cost(Mt10:16;Lk14:28) - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter after IPL10 Qualifier1

  • On May 12

    My faithful Nokia Lumia 1520 smartphone which served for over three years had a serious repair (audio completely out).

    I have a new phone (The BlackBerry Passport) now, thanks to the Lord's provision through the generous giving of a senior well-wisher. I have tried every trick to update my contacts on this new phone. If you generally receive mass WhatsApp messages/ministry updates from me usually and didn't get one yesterday, then chances are that your number is not updated on my new phone. So kindly send me a WhatsApp message with your name so that I can add you in my contacts and send you messages. Thank you - Duke Jeyaraj

  • On May 11

    90+in50+ Shreyas Iyer kept batting despite Nair,Samuels,Anderson& Brathwaite getting out & DD won."But, u, ung Timothy b different' ITim6:11 - Duke via Twitter

    90+in50+ Shreyas Iyer kept batting despite Nair,Samuels,Anderson& Brathwaite getting out & DD won."But, u, ung Timothy b different' ITim6:11 - Duke via Twitter

  • On May 09

    Started to share the Gospel via Isaiah road of salvation while in a queue to have a medical test done in a hospital today using a Bible app - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

    Started to share the Gospel via Isaiah road of salvation while in a queue to have a medical test done in a hospital today using a Bible app - Duke Jeyaraj via Twitter

  • On May 05

    RAHUL DRAVID AND MYSELF HAVE A KINDRED SPIRIT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUTH OF INDIA.

    RAHUL DRAVID AND MYSELF HAVE A KINDRED SPIRIT WHEN IT COMES TO YOUTH OF INDIA.
    Dr. Duke Jeyaraj.

    Rahul Dravid, the chief mentor of Delhi Daredevils, and I have a kindred spirit. Let me explain: I love Dravid's philosophy of Indian youth 1st - Nair, Samson, Pant, Iyer, India's young guns get to bat before twice T20 Man of the Final, Marlon Samuels in IPL10! We saw the result of that in Delhi Devil overhauling a 200 plus score set by Gujarat Lions yesterday, thanks to an Indian youth led batting assault (4th May 2017). For me, the priority and passion is to reach Indian youth - a population that is larger than the entire population of the US! It has been my privilege to give the best years of my youth to get the Gospel and the Word of God to them! I have plans to invest more years of my life in this, should the Lord extend my life. Wanted more young people, on fire for God, to concentrate on the same job! Will YOU be the one!!

    (Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, a ministry to presentday people, that is reader-listener-viewer supported. Find out more at www.dukev.org. Like www.facebook.com/dukebook ).

  • On May 04

    Just for information: I do NOT endorse the Bible College on this link - <a href="http://istudy.adc.lk" target="_blank">http://istudy.adc.lk</a> - though my name has been dragged into their website WEBSITE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION.

    Just for information: I do NOT endorse the Bible College on this link - http://istudy.adc.lk - though my name has been dragged into their website WEBSITE WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. I would be very happy to recommend Bible Colleges for those who are interested in equipping themselves for ministry if you inbox me, but definitely I would not endore the above-mentioned. Thank you! - Duke Jeyaraj http://istudy.adc.lk/

  • On May 01

    FRANK BIBLE MESSAGES FOR THOSE AT WORK BY DUKE JEYARAJ.

    FRANK BIBLE MESSAGES FOR THOSE AT WORK BY DUKE JEYARAJ.

    Today is May 1st. It is day when we celebrate and salute hard work/labor/sweat of the brow! It has been Duke's privilege to receive invitations to preach to working people on many occasions over the years. Here are video links/audio links to messages he preached to those from that background. These messages will bless working professionals across industry, across church backgrounds:

    ON WORK-LIFE BALANCE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y490lBGPZEw

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/the-bible-on-work-life-balance

    ON BEATING SEXUAL TEMPTATION IN WORKPLACE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZ6fT535LYk

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/beating-temptations-at-work-like-joseph-dr-duke-jeyaraj

    A BIBLE CHARACTER STUDY FOR THOSE WORKING (COMMANDER JOAB) TOUCHING TOPICS LIKE WORKPLACE ENVY:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gS0933Qydhk&t=23s

    WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS TO WORKPLACE PROS: A STUDY OF 25 PASSAGES SELECTED FROM GENESIS TO REVELATION:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_X9JUBrbAg

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/bibleonworkplaceduke

    A CALL TO WORK PLACE EXCELLENCE FROM JEROBOAM'S LIFE:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZB-J9oWpp8

    HOW AND WHY DO MINISTRY IN WORKPLACE:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EXpLZoAmW74

    CHOOSING YOUR LIFE PARTNER AS A WORKING PRO:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEwgJKpawB8

    ON TENTMAKING MISSIONS:
    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/work-do-gods-work-duke-jeyaraj-on-tent-makingbi-vocational-missions

    THE BIBLE ON INTEGRITY IN WORKPLACE:
    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/the-bible-on-integrity-duke

    PLUNDERING HELL IN YOUR DELL:
    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/plundering-hell-in-your-dell-office-dr-duke-jeyaraj-on-tent-making-missions

    ON FOR GOD IN YOUR OFFS:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjG4VH7XbA8

    WITNESSING FOR JESUS IN YOUR WORKPLACE: WHY AND HOW

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f_mAsM1X1Go

    DANIEL IN DELL:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0vfZSfC4HI

    https://soundcloud.com/shoutaloud/if-daniel-were-in-hell-duke

  • On May 01

    Doesn't matter 4 what reason Kattappa killd #Bahubali.What matters mor is dat ur sin & mine took Jesus 2 de Cross & killd him there (Rom5:8) - Duke via twitter

    Doesn't matter 4 what reason Kattappa killd #Bahubali.What matters mor is dat ur sin & mine took Jesus 2 de Cross & killd him there (Rom5:8) - Duke via twitter

  • On Apr 29
  • On Apr 29

    The response after Duke Jeyaraj preached a message on TentMaking Missions in Red Fox Hotel in Hitec City on 28th April 2017 (Friday) in a Bethel Church Meeting for Corporate Pros.

  • On Apr 27

    HSBC AND G4 MISSION HISTORY

    HSBC AND G4 MISSION HISTORY
    Duke Jeyaraj

    "HSBC axes 200 employees from city offices," I read in the Times of India on 26 April 2012..

    The report went on:

    "It is estimated that a total of 750 employees have been asked to leave across locations and designations. So from assistant managers to vice presidents have been summoned to the meeting room in the last two days, asked to choose between termination or resignation, pack their bags and leave. Every couple of hours, employees were escorted out of the building by guards after quick meetings with the human resource department. No time was given to bid goodbyes to friends and colleagues. They were later packed off in cabs after their access cards were taken. A manager who was asked to leave said, "I was asked to log off from my computer and leave in ten minutes. Even those who have done well were asked to leave."
    Hmmm. Shocking considering the popular opinion which goes this way: "If you have a job with the HSBC group, it is as if you have a Government Job - you will not ever lose your job, unless you choose to quit!"

    In the year 2008, when God was impressing upon me to get back to fulltime ministry, I had a job with the HSBC group in the city of Hyderabad. I had to choose between a full-time job with the HSBC group and a full-time job with the Kingdom of God in Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission), the organization that the Lord enabled me to start in 2006. The strong temptation I had was to continue with the Corporate Companies and do only part-time ministry, turning my back on my Creator's call for full-time ministry, after all, there was a security of a salary from them, month after month. But I am glad that I chose to obey my Creator's call for full-time ministry with my wife actively encouraging me to do it (I thank God for her!). Following this step of obedience, the Lord has taken care my wife (who also is in the full-time ministry with me) and I along with our school-going kids, very well - much better than how the corporate companies I worked for previously would have. He did not 'axe' me, suddenly. He has not asked me to pack my bags and leave. He provides for me, faithfully, month after month moving the hearts of Indian friends who believe in the vision of G4 Mission, to make that online bank transfer, even as I travel, speak and write for Him, full-time! I cannot thank you enough, Lord! You have considered me faithful and have given me this ministry and I am so grateful (I Tim. 1:12)!

  • On Apr 24

    THE BATON CALLED THE GOSPEL

    THE BATON CALLED THE GOSPEL
    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!

    Bible Verse to Remember: Whatever you heard me teach before an audience of witnesses, I want you to pass along to trustworthy people who have the ability to teach others too. 2 Tim. 2:2, The Voice.

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

  • On Apr 23

    Falling into the same sin, again and again - please help me - Duke Jeyaraj short video

  • On Apr 22

    THE FINISHER, NOT FINISHED

    THE FINISHER, NOT FINISHED

    A Duke Jeyaraj poem with a message at the end on the 22 April 2017 IPL 10 Game Between Rising Pune SuperGiants Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

    They said Dhoni, “The Finisher” was finished,
    “Another failure on cards?” as Dhoni started slowly, critics to ask, itched,
    Dhoni’s risky-run-call effectively ran-out in-form Rahul Tripathi (batting on 59 from 41), and he must have felt disappointed and ditched!
    With 90 required off 55, there were blank stares galore and those strong shoulders, as usual, twitched,
    A sensible partnership with the supportive Manoj Tiwari he patiently stitched,
    A loose ball when he sighted, from defence to offense, in a flash, he switched!
    He took 35 off 11 balls out of Bhuvi – the tourney’s best bowler was hit wherever, the ball, he pitched!
    The last ball of the game, he thrashed for a match-winning four, and the stadium full of fans and those of us watching live on TV were truly bewitched!
    Dhoni would not punch the air, he would not celebrate – it was as if he was a robot who would not have responded even when pinched!
    It was as thrilling as any Dhoni-engineered winning finish, in our memories, stayed forever etched,
    Yes, the finisher’s 34-ball 61, showed to his detractors, that he wasn’t yet finished!
    He reminds me of the One with many detractors, who mouthed, while hanging from a Cross, “It is finished!”
    Yes, we are talking about the only God-in-flesh Jesus here and if you come to him, all the joylessness and peacelessness in your life will be finished!

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


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