Biblical Fasting

Introduction: Matt 6:16-18  - “ And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 17 But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, 18 that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you . In this blog, I am here to teach you about a powerful Spiritual discipline called Fasting.  Arthur Wallis in his book “God’s Chosen Fast,” tells us that “For nearly a century and a half fasting has been out of vogue, at least in the churches of the West. The very idea of someone actually fasting today seems strange to most 20th-century Christians. They associate it with medieval Christianity, or perhaps with High Church Practice.” Today it is 23 years after that, and nothing has changed. 1. WHAT is Biblical Fasting? Fasting is the opposite of Feasting. The key letter that w

Is it right to pray for someone to be saved from eternal hell, after they die on earth?

  LOVE BONDS ON EARTH Man’s connection with love on earth ends with his death. It is natural to have the inclination to pray in times of acute distress and to have the urge to pray for the dead, since human spirit rebels against the concept of annihilation after death. However, we as true believers in Christ really need to understand that the valid parameters of prayer are only revealed in the Bible. So let’s examine the Holy Word of God and see what the Lord is telling us about this question. No one should entertain the illusion that someone may be able to pray for him, effecting some beneficial result, after he is dead. Is this a heartless admonition? It is not. It is spiritual reality. Can the destiny of the dead be changed if one prays for them? NOT AT ALL. The Bible indicates in Hebrews 9:27 that,  "As it is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment."   In other words, God is saying that once we have died the next event in our life is Judgment Day. Psal

Living our Broken Life in a broken world

  Why are some people born deformed or with life threatening diseases? Have you wondered why some people are born deformed, with life threatening diseases, with weird syndromes that affect their growth, with major allergies, with ADHD, with chemical imbalances in their brain or with being carriers of diseases like thalassemia?   When my son was born almost 20 years ago, he was born healthy and was fine. My wife had a safe delivery. However, very soon as my wife started feeding him milk, his whole body was filled with rashes. His soft body was covered with so many red colored spots, that we had no clue what was happening. My mom who was present with us, started expressing grief, and was concerned as to what is happening to her grandson? As a born-again Christian, I was praying, Lord, I follow you with all my heart, mind, and soul and how come my child, whom you gave as a promise, is struggling with so much pain and suffering?    To prevent our son from scratching himself and bleed, we

Jesus Christ the Savior

Sin, Nature of Man & His Final Destiny In the beginning God created Man and Woman in his image – perfect, blameless and without sin. Man in God’s image had the free will to do everything, which included disobeying God too. In his free will he chose to disobey God by eating from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, that God had specifically told man not to eat - man “missed the mark” of meeting God’s Holy standards. Man allowed sin to permeate into their perfect life and thus made his life an imperfect one on this earth. When sin came into the lives of the first man, Adam, and the first woman, Eve, they realized that they were guilty of breaking God’s holy commandment. To cover their guilt and shame they covered themselves with fig leaves. When God came into the Garden of Eden, God found them hiding from His presence. A Sovereign and All-knowing God knew everything, so God made the first sacrifice to cover their sin - physically with leather skins and spiritually by pardoning the

Social Media and God - The Common Factor

On October 4, 2021 I read a news article stating that, “Facebook executive says it's 'ludicrous' to blame Jan. 6 on social media.” Over the past few years, the entire social media like Twitter and other platforms have been blamed for every wrong thing that has been committed by people on these platforms. Ironically, when I see and hear such news, I wonder who is truly at fault? Is it these platforms or someone else? Are the media and the people looking for scapegoats instead of dealing with the real source?  Being a business technologist myself, I have come to recognize that Facebook and every social media have created a powerful and technological genius platform, which has enabled people across the globe, in a fraction of a second, to engage with one another on their personal, emotional, spiritual, and social life, freely with no restrictions. People have the freedom to post anything, engage in any topic – religious, political, sexual, psychological, philosophical. People