Draw a Line!

Your good father want you. He wants your heart. He does not look where you are- or where you are born or what colour you skin is. He does not change like shifting shadows.

Are you listening to Him? Be quick  to listen to Him. Listening to Him requires time and attention. Spending time in his presence. Fulfil your earthly and heavenly needs by meeting Him.  Listen to your heavenly father. Do what He says.

How do you know what he says? Through his Word. Read it – meditate on it. This is a good point of jump to greatness. You do not need to do what you do not like. If your heart is with God. You do it with your heart. You surrender all to Him. Humbly accept the word planted in you, which can save you.

You are now the heaven citizen.

You are now child of Light.

Draw a line between what is good and what is not! Listen to your heavenly dad. Do what he says. Take what he puts in your heart.

God does not show make some people rich – Some others poor. He wants you to prosper.

God does not show favouritism.

Even you think you are the worst person in the planet. Still His love never changes toward you. Still He loves you regardless of what you’ve done or what you think about yourself. There is no sin , which his blood can not wipe it out. Confess you’ll be forgiven. You are beautiful. He loves you. You are valuable and important.  Each part of your body made as  his perfect plan.

Lets be faithful – as He is. Lets be humble as He is.

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Look at the birds, they are not worry what to eat and where to sleep. But heavenly father provide for them everything they need. Wouldn’t you think he cares about you. We are looking for the city that is to come. We are waiting for our lover- Jesus.

Faith takes you to unbelievable things.

What’s your heart’s desire? Let God polish it- shape it- create it a better thing.

Come – Come and let us adore Him, You will find everything when you worship Him. What a lovely father. He is the same yesterday and today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).

Grace be with you all.

 

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

the Everlasting Hope

When God calls us. It means He loves to free us in Christ. He wants to turn our situation from despair to delight, from misery to pleasure.

Since we have been dead in our sins. Lost in our lust. Without hope and life in this world. But now we our redeemed in Jesus,He freed us . Now we have eternal hope and life in Him.

He does- what he does! He breathes into our restless life with a wink changes everything. He does the same with the word of ‘impossible’. He touches and breathes into in and it becomes ‘Him-possible’.

” So Christ brings a new agreement from God to his people. He brings this agreement so that those who are called by God can have the blessings God promised, Blessings that last forever. This can happen only because Christ died to free people from sins committed against the commands of the first agreement.”(Hebrews 9:15)

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You are chosen people. A holy nation. A home that built on the rock. You are entered to receive the promise of God. His promises never ends. They are sweet for your soul and body. So what promise is for you? – Eternal inheritance in Christ

Abram was 99 years old when the Lord appeared to him.

So old for us. So young for God.

God promised him to make Abram great. He changes his name to Abraham. He makes him extremely fruitful and gave him a child in that age.

So impossible for us. So possible for God.

God is whispering to each one of us today. If He can do for Abraham He can do it for us. Now we have a new covenant in Christ.

Impossibility is a gearwheel of Hope. Possibility is a wheel of Hope.

He is telling you:

” I am God almighty. Live in my presence and devout. I will establish my covenant between me and you..(Genesis 17 : 1)

Living in presence of God gives you eternal peace and freedom. A freedom with obeying . Your dady in heaven unbelievably love you. Even his punishes toward us is full of wisdom and lesson . Welcome to the land of promises.

My prayer is your receive the everlasting hope in Christ. Does not matter where you are and what is your situation. the new covenant . the great promises of God. the gift of Holy Spirit lead you in green pastures and show you awesomeness of his presence. Then you will stand firm in Him.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Sources : Bible Book of Hebrews and Genesis

Photo : By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

Are you in desert?

God will bless us in the times of desert! We may be sometimes in desert. In desert of losing Jobs, in desert of divorce , in desert of separation , In desert of family , In desert of health , in desert of your kids, in desert of relationship..

I want to tell you what the Lord says ” I know you are in desert , I watch over your journey through this vast desert “.

Forty years the nation of God lived in desert- and they lacked nothing.

Today the Lord is saying – you spent enough wondering around and confusing – Now turn to a new way I will show you.

You are about to pass your vast desert land!

The vast desert are not permanent in your life. Whatever is your desert now. You are about to pass it. The Lord says : ” I will bless you in all work of your hands. You are about to turn a new land- turn to a new territory.

Are you worrying about a  new land?

Do not be terrified ; do not be afraid of facing new things and new people. Your God who is going before you, will fight for you(Deuteronomy 1 : 20)

The vast desert of your life is preparation of going and reaching to your dreams. Your dreams are after passing this  wasteland. If you are in middle of it , take heart ; every one have to pass to get their dreams true. Your God is with you, be still ; He is with you in all your desert times.

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Let your  desert land time make you a better person. Deserts are good sign to grow your personality. You need it. take it as it is and the time of pass will come soon.

Listen –  See – Taste

God is doing a new thing, Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? God is making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.( Isaiah 43 : 19 )

Your wasteland turn to a  bestland when you be still and trust God.

 

Pray with me in your heart:

Father , make me strong in the times of desert. Let me know your will ,  Let me turn to a new land . Make me a better person through this journey as you are watching over every details of it. Thank you that what you are about to do .much more amazing things.  Your hand are not short. Thank you for saving me and your grace is sufficient for me in the times of desert. Amen

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

A dream for Wisdom

How many times we asked for something and we haven’t received it. The only answer we have been facing was a simple ‘Silence ‘.   Do you know that silence is an answer. You heard a lot people around you saying be patient. Wait for the right time! And more phrase like that. But think about that for a second; for example most fruits have their own season to produce , Apricot season is on January, we have fruits during in winter time.  Me and you need a little bit endure to get the right fruit.  Who is not in trouble in this world? All we have little stone on our journey.

Keep asking – Pray for everything ask for good thing. God sees your motivation. Solomon asked God for wisdom. He did not ask for money. He did not say Oh God make me rich.  Oh my dear friends . He asked for wisdom to rule over his people. Solomon remembered what the Lord done for his father David. He confesses that he is very young to rule. Are you feeling young and inexperience in your life don’t worry God will give you wisdom; Just ask for it. Oh you are in right place!

Succeed comes from being good , loyal and honest.

Here we see that Solomon has a dream. A dream for wisdom , wealth , understanding and honour. We read this in book of first king chapter 3(1 king 3: 1-10) .

Material are steady and comes and goes , they are serving us Not we are serving them. They are only a tool we can use them. Godly knowledge is not everyone own it. Those they have it , they  asked for it and they did not put their trust in the world instead keep their eyes above to receive it.  Do you need wisdom for your marriage? Do you need understanding for your kids , family and ministry? Time is humbly ask God. Please do not look back. Use your past only for lessons not regret. If you really want wisdom and understanding, God is telling you put away other things , those they are not from me. Put away your modern-logic-world understanding. Put away those sticky and burdens  of this world .

God says I give you a dream. A dream of wisdom and understanding.

Come out of ‘ the box of me ‘ . Let the shine of the father bright your future. If You really need wisdom and understanding like Solomon. So pray for it , keep asking for it. But you may say : Dariush I prayed a lot and asked a lot but nothing happened. Here I am going to ask , Are you ready for to receive it. Right motives and wrong motives are completely opposite each other. Solomon prayed for Wisdom because he saw the need of his people.

Here are some wisdoms you may ask:

Wisdom for Family

Wisdom for marriage and relationship

Wisdom for your future steps

Wisdom for understanding your current situation

Wisdom for others

Wisdom and understanding for your heart

 

 

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Reading Point : 1 King 3 : 1- 10

 

Run Praise Song

1040 BC , King David born- The largest book of the bible written by him. The new testament mentioned 75 times about the Psalms of David. Also King David did not write all of the Psalms but his the most prolific writer of songs.  Most modern Christian songs is revelation of his poetry to God. If you’ve never read the book of Psalms , I suggest to you  set a plan to read it .

I  have just given you a short introduction about David and his book Psalms.  If we look at carefully to David’s life, We will learn a lot about praise, peace and pursue, He is a person to after God’s heart. He said in his book:

” It is better to trust in the Lord, than to put confidence in man” ( Psalms 118:8).

The reality is David praises his God not one time , two  times , or three times. His praise and worship goes seven times a day(Psalms 119:164). In this view most of us do not raise his name even once a day. The thing is here David in his terrible time , the time of dark and cave has written his best songs to God. If he wants to start something he first praise his God and give thanks to Him.

Let us read what was the David’s prayer asking God to build a house for Him.

David Praises God

There in front of the whole assembly King David praised the Lord. He said, “Lord God of our ancestor Jacob, may you be praised forever and ever!  You are great and powerful, glorious, splendid, and majestic. Everything in heaven and earth is yours, and you are king, supreme ruler over all.  All riches and wealth come from you; you rule everything by your strength and power; and you are able to make anyone great and strong Now, our God, we give you thanks, and we praise your glorious name

He surrenders all to him , He confessed that the Lord his God is all above all kings.  Look at carefully how David with the heart of kindness praises Him:

He says :

oh Lord God

You are great …

You are King…

You are able…

Most of us we make question instead of statement ,

We do ask :

Are you great?

Are you king?

Are you able?

If we really believe that He is able, therefore we do not stop at the door of doubt. Did you surrender every corner of your life to Jesus by Praising Him? Don’t allow your trail make a track of doubt that he is not great  or he is not in control. Indeed He is in involved in every detail of your life. His silence does not mean he is absent.

We can not test Him, We can not find his greatness through good / bad things happening to us. His sovereignty never changes. God is spirit , we need to praise him in spirit.

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Do not allow your physical world , neglect your spiritual world!

David continues his prayer by saying :

“Yet my people and I cannot really give you anything, because everything is a gift from you, and we have only given back what is yours already.”

What a declaration! He realised that and consciously says those words. We can not really give anything to Him. God has everything. Our job is only praising Him As David did. If we have everything in our life is a gift from Him only. We bless others that what God has given us. It is not ours , It is Him .

So I urge you give your heart to Him by praise.

“Praise the Lord your God!”

We are all human and full of need and mistakes. The think is here we need ‘ to have need’, we need those crazy mistakes to build a strong relationship with God. If you are perfect do you really need a God? the question is here Yes. Because he created you, the deeper inside of you shout to join at peace in Him.

Be a man and woman of God that after His heart. Stop asking wrong question. start to praise Him.

Praise open the new doors of possibilities.

New opportunities will come in a pure praising.

Start praise Him for your small things. Run for praising Him.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Sources :

1 Chronicles 29:10-20 Good News Translation (GNT)

 

 

You are valued!

Around a few days passed to my pervious post as I was thinking what I am going to share with you guys . As I was browsing many blogs, suddenly I realised am I going to post for entertaining.

Try not to entertain but share what I receive from above. I am not here to write a few words and show my ability of writing that how good am at it( which is not). I am here to change the people’s life through my simple words. I am here to put value for each other’s life.

It is not our ability, His ability make us able.

Therefore , When you surrender what talent you have , the result is multiplied of great things. When you work hard and have consent what you have in your hand God will make it great. Are you feeling no one is appreciate about what you are doing or what you have done? Don’t you know that God do not look at the platform what show is on. He looks what is behind the sense.

But the matter is be faithful and loyal , You are talented . Now you are able in Him(Philippian 4 : 13) and can do anything through Him. Your ability is not what your friends  and family and others says. As I said it is HIM.

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“I know hurt is too much, I know what you’ve been through , I know and I’ve been there for you but you did not call me Jesus says.”   You are human, this is part of your life. When the sin entered into the world , no one has perfect stage of peace.

You are valued. You are who God made in His Image! What does that mean? It means make a big dream. Even you can not reach it. Does not matter how far you go to catch but your intention to get it make you more satisfy at the end. Stop or Run. Both are in the life of Humans.

You are loved. Yes , May you heard a lot! But I meant it. You are loved. Means you are a lovely gift from above. Does not matter if you are unlovable in the eyes of the world. Remember what our God said. He said this world will not love you. Take heart you are so so much precious then think you are.

You are gifted. This is not my word. “But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of Christ’s gift. ” ( Ephesians 4 : 7 ).

You are , who you are. Created by Him. No body can be YOU. Your mood or feelings neither of them separate you from the love of God.

“Though our feelings come and go, God’s love for us does not.” – C.S Lewis

Believe or Not!You are beautiful- You are such an angel which God even put you in higher then the position of them. You are found by the light- the prince of peace. You are born again in his heart.  I am so glad  to tell you. Believe it! you are so special. A rainbow that stay forever.
Keep faith you are the Best-

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Be a new person

You must be born again .
You need to have a new birth in the way you think . There is a new morning in a new born person . Flesh gives birth to flesh but the Spirit gives birth Spirit. When Jesus said these words to one of the teacher – He saw the needs of this world is not in this world . The heart need of this world is above . You need to be naked , put all your sticky attracting things of this world away .
God want to make you like a boneless fish. -Dariush Youkhaneh
It is time to go to river of God for pray . It’s time for you to be born again .
Time to shake all your condemnation and shame.
It is time to be washed by the river of God.
Believe and trust comes with his perfect love through your new way of walking with Him.
Your eyes will be opened & you see who He is! Jesus said my sheeps know me and I know them . I give them eternal life.
Narrow your way – there is so much distraction on the wide way. Let The Holy Spirit renew YOU. The You is a new person.
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When you build your life on a foundation of your authentic truth ~ you are fulfilled with joy and enduring peace, you feel you, the person you are meant to be. Angie Karan
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
The new is here! Your old selfish way has gone. Your old ‘not-glorifying face’ has gone. Now you have a new face – a face of worship; a face that trust in Him.  I love this.
When you born again you are stepped into greatness and it means you are in zone of Miracles.  Dariush Youkhaneh
God not only like take off your impure things from you , Also he loves to give you a new identity- That Identity which the enemy stolen from you.
Paul says :
…and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.(Ephesians 4:24)
You need to be washed away. There is much more beauty for you when you are trusting in him.
Written by Dariush

Knowing Him

What a day!! Glory! I hope each one of you (as one of my pastor said) : Living in dream! I hope your eyes are fixed in Him, and do not allow others influence their wrong idea in you. But meditate on word of God. Pray God will change you everyday. Fast a few days. Work out on your Salvation . Do what is good!

We need to have a great relationship with God. John says in 4 : 24 God is spirit, We must worship him in spirit and in truth. According to his will having a great intimacy with God we are going to hear from Him and not only that we will be led by Him. There is so much to know about him.

Your life should look different from those people have not known God. We are not weird Christians , we are light. Keep your heart towards Him. Pray and fast . God is looking to you. His blessings is upon on you. God’s heart is beating for you ; speak to him. One of the God character is faithfulness.

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God loves how you live and his is very interested in you. He does not look to your face and saying : ahhh I did not make your eyes well!!! No.  “He says you are my child and you are free ” . You are loved. God wants to know you more. Your relationship with God shake all the impure things in your life as you know him better everyday.

Then, when you know him all things are possible. Think bigger but planted. We are living a meaningful life with our creator. We are saved.

Today God will is to bless you and show you the way. Are you willing to take step.

1 Peter 5 : 3

…but be examples to the flock.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

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The Good Shepherd

We all need our God to be involved in our life. Without Him we are empty and confused. He has breathed his life into our dead-bones that we can be like him. I can not imagine one day without him. He is our Good shepherd. He is a good shepherd with full confidence and security. King David trusted in this wonderful Shepherd. Surrendered his entire life to Him.

We can read all books to get wisdom , we can have all things we want and desire . But if we do not have the good shepherd. We tried in vain! He is our knowledge , He is the source of our wisdom and understanding , the only place for peace and power.

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.(John 10:11)

I am the good shepherd.

I am the gate.

I know my sheep and my sheep know me.

Are you willing to trust this good shepherd ? He is calling you by name.

He knows you.

Did you know the good shepherd laid down his life to give you life?

He is “I AM “ . Who is  Who was  Who is to come! Are you listening to his voice? He is willing to lead you to green pastures. He wants breath into your dead-bones. He Loves you so much my dear friend. Did you know that? Did you know He is not against you. He is for you. Do not look back , you are found by the good shepherd , Now you are backed to your hometown , where you belong. God’s graciousness covered you. You are forgiven.

It is never late for a new start , never late for a big dream.

The Good shepherd’s name is Jesus.

Written by Dariush

Relax and Grow

Where would be your most luxury holiday place? Where would you feel most relax? We all want to be a better place. The world is looking to offer us everyday a place , a thing , an idea which lead us to a top-best location. In the midst of get more and more and more. Our mind is going to be full of world-thing think and even we do not have time to take care of ourselves. This is not far away from us as believers. This is so much close to us even into us too. As the giant of time taking over our life everyday , We are reaching to a point of pointless. God do not want from us to be so busy in this world to forget spending time in his presence.

He is in centre of our centreless life.

When you realize that and release your all impure things; He , Himself will be a source of power. You are in a relax mood. Now, it does not matter where you are, you are in best place, because he is your centre. That’s why King David says “ Oh, that I had the wings of a dove! I would fly away and be at rest”(Psalm 55:6).

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In your busiest of the daily-life you are at rest in Him. Okay- this is great isn’t ? But being relax comes with some other facts too. Like trust and patient ( which I’ll explain in another post). Not only your relaxation makes you near to God also it is time to grow. Most people are saying grow once come when you labour for it. Oh, Please this may be true. But this time, is the time of revive , strength and grow in what will give you. When you are in relaxation mood , your mind and heart surrendered all to him , then , you will pay more attention the voice of God more than the voice of this world.

We will grow in respect to salvation. Like newborn babies , long for the pure milk of the word. You will grow in word. You will grow in speech. You will grow how see the life form his eyes. It is time to be relax and enjoy the ride. It is time to grow. Not listening to noisy world rather then be in joy of his beauty. If something stop you to be relax in him , that something has no authority over you. Make Him your centre of Life, find a time to speak to Him, tell Him all your troubles, and cast your mind to Him. It is not easy I know but he knows you can do it.

2 Peter 3 : 18

But continue grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Photo By Dariush Youkhaneh

Source : The Holy Bible

Whatever!

I am amazed to this whatever we use sometimes.” We all sometimes stick to “‘whatever life ‘ “. I am spending a few days in Canberra , the capital of Australia where most people come to visit the parliament house. This is a really cool city with quite street often a few people pass through. This is the second day and I reached to read the book of Titus which Paul is going to give advice to young Titus. In chapter 3 of book of Titus verse 1-11  says ” Be ready to do whatever is good ” . What does “whatever” means to us? “Whatever” covers everything good.  stick to what is good everyday, be away of whatever is bad! in another word stick to whatever is useful, healthy and good for your soul and body.

The next verse he continues ; to be peaceable and considerate. God wants your whatever be good for you. He wants to give you useful and healthy moments . Does not matter where you are, All the earth be created by God  and he is everywhere.  Our hope is eternal , it is not perishable by anything or will be by anyone.

We need to devote ourselves to do whatever is good, this is not only good for ourselves  also are excellent and profitable for everyone!

Our fight is not against whatever is Bad. But to do whatever is good. we know that the foolish fight for the flesh are unprofitable and useless; so why  am I going to waste my time to invest the things that is useless and unprofitable for my eternity. We already been in foolish , disobedient and deceived by thought of this world. when we came to him , He naked all our distrust and covered us with trust and wisdom. He wore us with whatever is good. Time is gold. If the world takes you to an unknown place, you job is shine for him to whatever you do and wherever you go.

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Canberra, Australia

 

I love to show true humility toward all human with all my weaknesses. I know the glory of true God will be revealed when I turn whatever to ” whatever is good”. I encourage you do good . stick to the things please your God in heaven, if you do something and your conscience and heart are not in peace ; avoid to do that so. Let peace of Jesus rule in your heart; Do it with harmony and grace of God.

Titus 3 : 1-11

“Be obedient

Be ready to do whatever is good.

Be peaceable and considerate.

Show true humility toward all human. ”

The obedience brings peace , peace produces patience and patience gives you strength to stand firm in the hurry of this world.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Serving

This is really in my heart to share with you my dear friends. As these days I am reading a new book called ” qualified ” by Tony Cooke . As this book really guiding me toward my new book about the serving. I am investigating, Experiencing several years of Serving God . Reading many Books as putting the Bible my main source.

I am talking to Pastors , Mentors , experienced and dedicated God’s people and also out of church environment to get  the real definition of Serving. But all of that I Learnt you have to experience it itself.

Serving is not about a qualified person to do the Specific task , it is other way around a specific task would be done with  a not-qualified person in the eyes of this world. ( Serving the living God By Dariush Youkhaneh)

Love can empowers it. keep you and your family and relationship healthy during this serving. This all comes from The Holy Spirit. Let Him Qualified you for a great commission. It has been rightly said : ” God Does not call the qualified , He qualifies the called . ”

I am writing because I love to write. I serve because I love to serve. Am I trying to get something out of my serving ! No , Never . otherwise you can not call it serving. If my serving not going to be with heart and soul , I am wasting my whole time to satisfy myself and get what I want from God.  Jesus Says ” …I choose you, I appointed you to go and produce lasting fruit..”(John 15:16)

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He appointed you to bear fruit , He choses you. He did not call you only, He chosen you to serve his people. He choses you to carry his cross. He choses you as his son and daughter. what would be better then this! You are chosen. He chosen and sent you to filed . It means he will never leave or forsaken you.  He Looks at your Heart. Your heart can not handle all burden of this world , indeed no body by the help of him can handle it. would you allow Him to come and show you the way? The way of serving others is the way of loving him.

Today everything will change if you effectively accept to serve him.

Written By Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

Saadi of Shiraz

Human beings are members of a whole,
In creation of one essence and soul.

If one member is afflicted with pain,
Other members uneasy will remain.

If you have no sympathy for human pain,
The name of human you cannot retain.

No n Now

Today’s morning I was reading the book of Ephesians chapter four and five. I am going to encourage you read with me the book of the Ephesians as it said making most of every opportunity , because the days are evil.

It’s my practice, Before having my brekky , Saying ‘ hey’ to my creator. We believe our God is alive God , our God is a person . This person has emotion , heart and mind. This is a problem for most of us to not believing who he is. We are human like to see ‘ the seen’ things and everything unseen things is hard for us to believe and know is exist. We have soul and body.

Let me share to you my this morning devotion , I believe will bless you and touch you:

In our ordinary life whether we want or Not there is something we need to say No and there is something to say Yes. A bride in her wedding day says ‘ Yes I do ‘. In an good oppurtuinity of Job , Marriage … if it is in our benefit we say Yes. Opposite of that if something going to hurt us or not in our benefit we say No.

In this chapter of book; Paul writes to the member of his church in Ephesus. He call them as dearly loved children. He wants to teach them that to say ‘ yes ‘ to something and say ‘No’ to something else. He guides them and shown them be obedient to God.  The way they are think and looking to things are weird and not right to God.  There are some sexual immorality and impurity in the people of God which the mention of that is shameful. Paul knows they are need to be made new in the attitude of their mind.

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He says get rid of all your old self which is corrupted by its deceitful desires. You created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. The word of ‘light’ mentioned several time in these two chapters. Paul is playing a beautiful sound of warning and teaching for us. He is obviously saying ‘ hey guys open your eyes ‘ , you are God’s holy people.

You are forgiven in Him. Now you need to forgive each other.

As I am reading verses in this chapters , I went to take some notes which some parts the Holy Spirit more emphasis for me ( for you may Holy spirit shows another view).

My conclusion is going to be this :

NO :

  • More foolish talk
  • More empty words
  • Disobedient
  • Unwise

NOW:

  • You are light( the fruit of light is goodness , righteousness and truth )
  • Live a life of love
  • Live as children of light
  • Live as wise
  • Understand what the Lord’s will is
  • Be filled with Spirit
  • Sing and music in your heart for the Lord
  • Always giving thanks to God
  • Serve each other in love

wear all ‘ NOW ‘ principle that will build you up and others.

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

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Expect the unexpected

Be Holy! Be prepared. Prepare your minds for action. Peter says in his scripture(1 Peter 1 : 13). Preparing your minds for action means be expected that you will receive the unexpected. it means you have to be equip by the power of the Holy Spirit. When you are going to watch a soccer match you are expecting the unexpected that your team will win the game, you are not predicting you are expecting.

The miracles when happens , when you set your hope fully on the grace of God.

This is not your ability , this the above strength you lean on him. Both your faith and hope are in God. They are working in harmony to reach in his presence . You love each other deeply, from the heart. Although you are born in sinful nature , but in Christ you are born again and He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

There is no Luck! Not even an optimistic.

Expect-the-unexpected

This is a grace. This is the word of God.

Obeying the truth, the precious blood of Christ.

Looking for the unexpected? Be like newborn baby, crave pure spiritual milk.

Praise, Praise be to the God. This is a great mercy. Rejoice in Him.

The unexpected real definition :
Anything is possible for God, He can do impossible. Believe in Him, He is Faithfull in all he do.
The unexpected fake definition :
Anything is possible for men, He can do impossible by his effort.

You see there is a significant beauty by whom rely on God. they are God’s favourite people, believe in him. These kind of people , Mighty God is their wonderful counsellor.

The Vikitionary Definition :

Expected the unexpected
To not be Surprised  by an unusual event. Anything could happen, and probably will.

An unusual miracles will happen to those they put their trust in Him. New things coming for you just keep believing.

 

Written by Dariush Youkhaneh

Sources :

1 Peter 1 : 13 ( the Holy Bible )

Photo from :magheralin.org

 

Balak n Balaam (Part 1)

Who is Balak?

A king from Moab – a land in Jordan today.

Who is Balaam?

A prophet , a non-Israelite.

I am going to share a real story which has been written 1450-1410 B.C by Moses. This long time story help us today to realise that the same God , Still do the same act in our life. He is the same yesterday , today and tomorrow . Now we are the chosen people of God by faith in Christ Jesus. There is no need to sacrifice the blood of animals for forgiveness of the sin. Now we have Jesus. God today can brought us out of our Egypt life. He promised today give us eternal life with him. Lets together go through the story of the king Balak and Balaam.

 

All happened at the east of the Jorden- the nation of God already defeated 2 kings -Sihon, king of the Amorites , and Og , king of Bashan. They need to cross the highway of the King Balak and He is not pleased to let people pass through their lands even they received officially a letter from Israelite . As Moses is old and his right hand Aaron is dead.  The number of israleite seems to be huge as the king of Moab, Balak and his people terrified and was filled with dread. Who is going to stop them? We need to turn their blessings to a curse as the King Balak and his older councel was thinking about this.

It seems Israelites are in Good position now. They are proud to defeat their enemies. Their Head held high. The King Balak smells this smoke of defeatness and now he is going to do soething about it. He heard how misrebly 2 kings bowed down in front of them.

In this mid-time he had one choice p; to curse them. He prepared his messanger to bring the one and only one of his time prophet ;  Balaam son of Beor.

They brought him this message from Balak:(1) “I want you to know that a whole nation has come from Egypt; its people are spreading out everywhere and threatening to take over our land. They outnumber us, so please come and put a curse on them for me. Then perhaps we will be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land. I know that when you pronounce a blessing, people are blessed, and when you pronounce a curse, they are placed under a curse.”

Balak knew about Balaam, He completely was aware of the ability of the God of Balaam. In his short letter to Balaam , we obviously see the fear of the King and seeking to come and put a curse on Israelites. He already searched about their army and had a check from top of the mountain that how huge they are in number. He sent his elder and princes with the messenger to Balaam.

Balaam went to presence of God to find out. Interestingly ,God came to Balaam and asked , ” Who are these men with you? ”

That’s a really good question , although God knew who are they, But He is asking Balaam who are they? God wanted to hear from the mouth of Balaam. And we see Balaam is telling all story to God. ( God knows what is going on in our life , But we need to tell Him and expect to have an answer from Him) . So God answered to Balaam : ” Do no go with them …” .

Balak-and-Balaam

 

In the first time , Balaam rejected to go with the messenger.

In the second time, Balak sent more princes to Balaam and more money to him. But he rejected all. Balaam was sure about the answer of God and knows how his God is faithful always.

Although Balaam knew about his God, again he went to presence of God to ask Him, ” Can I go with them?” God already answered Balaam, instead of this he has doubt about it , He said to the Messenger that” let me find out what else the Lord will tell me ” .  Balaam went to The Lord and ask Him again . It is like this Balaam pushing the Lord to do what is needed to be done from human prospective . The Lord said ” hmm, seems this child of mine wants to go , since these men have come to summon you, go with them, but do only what I tell you.”

In the next part I will tell you about Balaam’s donkey and how God stop Balaam going with the messenger.

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Dariush Youkhaneh

 

 

My Portion

Do not allow anyone look down because you don’t have life experience. Those they think they are smart they themselves will fall down to learn the life. They are thinking they are wise, but they do not know anything. Let God bless you when you are young , Keep yourself pure and right. Do what is good. Do not lean on your own understanding.

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.( 1 Timothy 4 : 12 )

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Enjoy when you are young!

The same God who helped us daily , Himself will cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death.  So that we may serve him joyfully. Now you are free in Him , The act of Holy Spirit lead you to a better place. A place of joy and peace. Are you trusting him in your youth! Are you remembering him when you are young or you are drawn in your pleasure. The Lord will judge his people.

Our awesome and beautiful God Who satisfies your years with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle. (Psalm 103 : 5). Your reward is fulfilling with good stuff . Like the eagle you will fly , Like the eagle you will hunt and move.

Be example in Faith , in doing good . No one is perfect but be in spirit. Believe God can do impossible. Believe that your dreams will come true if you stay faithful to him. You are not belong to world , The world will reward you much more and more. But for a short time- when you truly stay in his love.

“Do not go by your head go by your heart. Your faith frightened the enemy .God is on the throne ” ( Reinhard Bonnke), He knows all your going and coming. Every details of your life is in his hands. Ask Him to recreate you onto his image that may you reflect his image.

He is here to restore your soul by the power of the Holy Spirit. Make dream , Big dream .You will see vision and a huge favour of Him. You are blessed . You are gifted. You are talented. If you have any gift from him use it for his kingdom. A glorious future is waiting for you . If in your young age waiting for Him.  Make difference today , and Let the Holy Spirit sit upon you and his presence change everything.

Dariush Youkhaneh

Speak; Not Strike

Number 20: 1- 13
There were a while the nation of God (Israel) been out of the Egypt. There is been no more slavery but still there is been the lack of trust and honesty. The people of God walked long distance , they are tired , They are hungry and thirsty. But when they left their head up, there is only desert and rock and stone. No clean water Not even a tree fruit. All there is been their confusion and asking themselves : what will be our future. As we read this story in Numbers’ book. They see a dead body; their beloved Miriam died and they just buried her. Trouble behind trouble; there was no water for the community. People are complaining; their basic needs been missing.

God brought us out of trouble and we are still need him to be involved , We need him today as we needed him yesterday.

People looking for answer , here more question comes up to Moses and Aaron. And they couldn’t answer people. People are asking them why did you bring us up out of Egypt? Although they were slave but at least they had fruit to eat , they had water to drink. There is been so much complaining to Moses and Aaron.
This life encounter us with so many question, we are not able to understand and answer all.
Moses and Aaron went facedown to presence of God to get the answer from God. We need to do the same. We are not skilled to understand everything in this world, But all we know going to his presence and get all answers. Are we looking confused around? The answer is going to his presence. Are you thirsty? Just go to his presence as Moses and Aaron did it. They went, the Lord said :
“SPEAK to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water…” (Number 20: 8 )
If God told you sit, please don’t jump. If God told you move please don’t stay. If God told you to ; When you get your answer and heard from him , please do what exactly He told you to do. Don’t try modify the answer or try to show you’ve done with your ability.
Moses and Aaron they heard the Lord’s voice but they did not listen. They went to do the magic. Moses took his staff. As he went probably thinking if I only talk to that rock, what people will think about it? Or maybe it is not going to work. They thought there is a risk in this magic as they saw all work from the almighty one.
With all in their mind – instead of Moses raise his hand to worship God , He raised his arm(Nm 20 : 11) and Struck the rock twice with his staff. God told Moses speak to that rock don’t strike. God is telling me and you speak to your life what word I gave you , don’t try by your own understanding.
We see there is a lack of trust. We need to trust him. He is faithful, nothing is impossible for him.

God is telling you do magic as I told you.

When you struck your rock of life it means you dishonest the ability of God in your life. It means you don’t trust God and his ability in your life.
When you speak to that rock of your life it means you are trusting God’s word , It means you are brave enough to honour Him as Holy.
That was the reason God punished Moses and Aaron and the never entered to that promised land. What we can learn :
Try not to do the things by our own ability . Put any doubt away. Listen to him not only hear from him. Do what he told us to do , then he will be exalted ; honoured and treated God as Holy. Therefore you are able to speak to that obstacle and rock of your life , Not strike it twice to bring the answers.
God is looking to give us the solutions. When he said to you speak to that rock speak Not strike.
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