Isa 49:2, 3 He made my mouth like a sharp sword; in the shadow of his hand he hid me; he made me a polished arrow; in his quiver he hid me away. And he said to me, You are my servant, Israel, in whom I will be glorified.
Dear Soldier of AoJ,
you are a sharpened sword to be used against the enemy. Do you know how carefully the Lord sharpened you, trained you, mentored you and polished you. All the experiences you underwent so far & all the ups and downs you went through were trainings for you.
You were thrown into fire. You were thrown into the sea, tossed to and fro, up in the air with nobody to hold you. You were allowed to suffer rejection, The Lord mercilessly cut off every (flesh) branch in you, even your siblings, your parents, own children, husband , wife broke off from you mentally & left you alone for sometime. You thought they will never come back to you. But they did. It was all a training for you to rely only on Jesus, your teacher. your Master.
Dear soldier, have you seen farmers how they sharpen their weapons & keep them sharp for any moment to be used. They polish and sharpen them every day. They use hard material to sharpen it.
You might have been brought up in a comfortable, loving affectionate family, enjoying the warmth of tender love from your family members. The Lord tells you, it is me who stripped you off, of all the loving, caring members, friends. Because you are chosen by Me, I had to give you sharp training.
I made you an amicable friendly weapon for my hands. After polishing the arrow, the hunter will hide it in his armpit. The victims eyes will be on the hunter. If it sees the sword or arrows, it will fly away and escape.
The Lord has been hiding you from publicity so far! Publicity, popularity will make the arrow blunt.
Your eyes are sharpened to see heavenly visions! Your ears are sharpened to hear the heavenly voices. Your mind is sharpened to grasp the heavenly messages. Do you know how much effort the Lord took to sharpen you ! If the arrow is exposed to air, it might lose its sharpness.,
If it comes in association with other metallic items, (institutional Church pastors and their set ups, fleshly people, it will lose its sharpness. So you are hidden in his quiver. The Lord takes care that your sharpness is retained till the end.
Lord Jehovah has invested so much in you. He cant see a bit of it going waste. He cant suffer any loss in His deposits in you. Not even a single percent. He has the duty to uphold you, safeguard you because all His investments in you should not go wasted; they should give fruits! He has taken you into confidence after so much of testing.
The Lord compares your mouth to two instruments
The usages of sword - to fight and to kill.
Hos 6:5 So I have cut them down by the prophets; I have slain them by the words of My mouth. And your judgments were as the light that goes forth.
A Prophets mouth is a sword which cuts and slays . The Lord uses his mouth to bring down the judgment of heaven to the earth.
Eze 33:14 Again, when I say to the wicked, You shall surely die;
Eze 3:18, 19 When I say to the wicked, You shall surely die; and you do not give him warning, nor speak to warn the wicked from his wicked way, to save his life; the same wicked one shall die in his iniquity; but I will require his blood at your hand.
Eze 3:19 Yet if you warn the wicked, and he does not turn from his wickedness nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.
Heb 4:12,13 For the Word of God is living and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing apart of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in His sight, but all things are naked and opened to the eyes of Him....
Our mouth must be surrendered to God, that He may use it for His own high purposes. But do not dread the shadow of His hand. It is the quiver case in which He keeps His chosen arrows during the battle! Let us be hidden under the shadow of His hand till He uses us!
Sr. Angelica AJ
Act 1:4,5 And having met with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to await the promise of the Father which you heard from Me. For John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days from now.
The second half of 2020 will be different from all these 13 1/2 years. (2007 Jan -2020 June)The soldiers of the Army of Jesus need a very special anointing to face this last period and take victory. Let the Regional Coordinators, National Coordinators of Gift Schools and others and Speakers of all the States prepare ourselves for this final battle with a 40 days preparation of fasting & prayer It starts from May 21st.
The disciples of Jesus Christ had worldly expectations of getting political freedom for Israel, liberating themselves from the slavery of Roman Empire etc. They could not understand Jesus Christ’s strategy of establishing the Kingdom of God in human hearts and minds.
Till the last moment they enquired Jesus about it.
Act 1:6 Then, indeed, these coming together, they asked Him, saying, Lord, do You at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?
This was the question asked while Jesus was taking them to Mount of Olives for His send off journey to heaven.
Look at the answer He gave.
Act 1:7 And He said to them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father has put in His own authority.
Act 1:8 But you shall receive power, the Holy Spirit coming upon you. And you shall be witnesses to Me both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and in Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Jesus was not worried about the Roman Government or the Jews political slavery. All remaining the same, He established another Kingdom, parallel to the Roman Govt., which in course of time swallowed up the worldwide Roman empire and kingdom, without Army, attack, fight or war.
These days, 2, 3 reputed men of God were enquiring. How long this Corona virus will last? When will the Churches be opened?
For us Corona virus, or lock down is not an issue at all. We, the soldiers of the Army of Jesus are marching forward! Let the Churches be opened or closed, let Corona virus go or come back, We will build the Kingdom of Jesus in India. We will establish the Govt of Jesus in India & we will rule along with Him.
Dan 7:17 These four great beasts are four kings; they shall arise out of the earth.
The times of all the four Kingdoms are over. (Babylonian, Medo Persians, Greek and Roman Empires)
Dan 7:18 But the saints of the Most High shall take the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.
This is the time for the Saints of Jesus Christ to possess the Kingdom forever.
Rev 5:10 And You made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign over the earth.
India will come under Jesus Christ. He will rule this nation India forever and ever. We, His soldiers will work night and day until we achieve the target.
Dan 4:13, 14 'I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky He cried aloud, and said thus, Cut down the tree, and cut off its branches! Shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit! Let the animals get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches.
The command has come from heaven to cut down the tree; and cut off its branches.
Tree - The Roman Catholic Church and its branches are all its sister concerns which follow the same hierarchical, institutional, organizational pattern of the Church.
Its leaves - All the other churches with one pastor as head Scatter its fruit - believers who are scattered because of the lock down of the whole world.
They are real fruits grown in the tree. So far the institutional Churches were keeping them under their custody protected. Now they are scattered. It is the time for the real Church. - Troop Church. Let us go and collect the scattered ones from the field like Ruth. Joh 4:38 I sent you to reap that for which you did not labor. Others have labored, and you have entered into their labor.
You are entering into the labour of others!
You are entering into the area of institutional Churches!
Lord is giving them into your hands!
Rom 16:20 And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet.
Yesterday the Lord showed satan being defeated and remaining under our feet.
Dan 4:15 Nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of the sky.
The stump - The real Church which Jesus Christ established on earth.. It will be left with a band of iron and brass. Church gatherings will be allowed on earth with a lot of conditions and regulations equivalent to bands of iron and brass so that it will not go back to the old condition.
In Kerala all the 6 days people and vehicles are allowed to move around on the road. But on Sunday everything banned.
Dan 4:17 The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones; to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowest of men.
The Most High is establishing His Government in India and gives it to whomever He will and set up over it the lowest of men, who are conducting His real Church and making disciples in remote areas without any publicity, without expecting anything from the sheep.
Certain things to note:
Jn 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first of the sabbaths, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them, Peace to you!
When all the doors are shut where the disciples are assembled for fear of the virus, Jesus comes and stand in our midst and say to us, Peace be to you .
Jos 6:1,2 And Jericho was completely shut up because of the sons of Israel. None went out and none came in. And Jehovah said to Joshua, See, I have given Jericho into your hand, and its king, and the mighty men of war.
When the whole world is completely shut up, nobody goes out, and none coming in, Jehovah is telling us, “I have given this land India into your hand and its kings, and the mighty men of war.
We have been praying for so many things separately, For the closing of Casinos, bars, dance club, night clubs, adultery, idolatry, worship places, pilgrimages, trip to gurus, conventions, crusades, lavish spending, vulgar display of money, oppressing the poor, injustice, robbery, murder, etc.
A tiny invisible virus sent by God brought the reply for all. Now our work of making disciples has to start in full swing. Let us start harvesting.
These days Gifts Schools are attracting many participants across the nation and even from other countries.
In Gift School, the most important class is Troop Church. All other classes are preparation for it.
Mat 28:19,20 Therefore go and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things, whatever I commanded you. And, behold, I am with you all the days until the end of the world. Amen. Making disciples happen in Troop Church. Here the participants are divided into groups of ten. You get 10 Troop Church members without any effort of your own. They have come from various Churches to attend our gift school. You have not sown, you have not watered but now you can reap.
Lets see how?
We are changing the Lesson of Troop Church to the first day, that is 4th lesson. (It was the last one)
If there are 70 students for a gift School, they are divided into 7 Troops and one coordinator will be appointed to conduct the Troop. He is the Troop Church leader.
Even after the Gift class is over, this Troop Church leader will continue running this Troop Church, since the participants know each other and they got a chance to fellowship with each other. They will continue running this Troop Church with the same members, for 8 days (weeks) as per the rules of TCs and within that period, they should be motivated to gather 10 people from anywhere and start a Troop of their own. By that time they would have become well versed in conducting Troop Church. So they can conduct a Troop Church pretty well. They became disciples by giving fruits (souls for Jesus Christ) They started making disciples. (gathered 10 members). If they need help in conducting the new Troop Church, for one or 2 weeks helps can be given.
All the papers,
Report Form should be given to them and taught to fill up.
By attending Gift School, they gain 5 things
What a privilege to conduct a Gift School!
In 8 days you become 10!
In 16 days you become 100!
In 24 days you become 1000!
In 32 days you become 10,000!
In 40 days you become 1,00,000!
In the 40 days of lock down, you could have become 1,00,000!
If you missed the chance, let us try from today!
Without starting Troop Churches, if you simply leave the participant after the Gift School,
We are conducting another Bible College! Danger!
Let’s be alert!
Isa 60:22 A little one will become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I Jehovah will hasten it in its time.
Jehovah is hastening because this is the time for it.
Come on soldiers! Lets fill the nation with Troop Churches!
There shall be a time of trouble, such as never was
Dan 12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
The world is facing such a time now, a time of trouble unprecedented in the history of humanity. But there is a good news for his children. Thy people shall be delivered. Everyone that shall be found written in the book.
When were your name added into the book?
When the Lord gave the strategy of Troop Church we travelled from one end to the other end of India to propagate this. The first question people asked invariably was
If we leave the institutional Church, where will we get grave?”
Second question was,
How will we solemnize the marriage of our children. These two have become the priority of Christians in the institutional Churches. They have come to such a comfortable state to forget about the evangelizing duty of the Church, reaching out the gentiles, preaching gospel and renouncing all securities for the sake of gospel.
Celebrating marriage function, funeral service in the most attractive way has become the fashion of the Churches this day.
I was recollecting verses from the Bible of funeral and burial issues.
Isa 53:9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
In the modern society, there has been a tendency to believe that a good Christian is the one who gets a decent death and a decent burial. The family members consider it as their duty to conduct the burial service as ostentatious as possible. Christians do not seem to worry much about where the soul goes after death or about the eternal life but they make the funeral service a real show.
Most of the Christians who have membership in any one of the organizational Churches will have the first guarantee of a burial place.
Jesus got grave with the wicked. He died on the cross, crucified in the middle of two robbers.
Php 3:10 That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;
Paul wanted to be in conformity with Christ in His death.
Can Christian desire for a better burial and funeral other than that of Jesus Christ?
Yesterday I went through a media narration of what happened to the body of Dr. Simon Hercules, a Christian Neurologist who was running a Hospital in the heart of the city of Chennai under the name New Hope Hospital. He was tested positive 15 days back, admitted to the best renowned hospital Appollo in Chennai. After 15 days he succumbed to the attack of Covid 19 & breathed his last. After all the formalities, the dead body was taken to the burial ground. But the nearby people, did not allow his body to be buried. According to the video narration, they brought gundas to attack the van and those who were inside the van. After trying to convince them in vain, the body was taken to another burial ground and buried.
This is the second incident happening in Chennai. The earlier was also that of a doctor from Nellore who died in Chennai. When his body was brought to the burial ground by the hospital workers, the inhabitants of that area gave problems to them. It ended up in leaving the body in the burial ground. It was left there unclaimed. After that the police interfered and the body was buried.
What all these incidents tell us?
The Lord is teaching the Church and the people who had made secure their burial ground, the lesson of a true believer’s concept on death and burial.
Mat 27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.
Jesus was aware of his death, burial and the rituals of Jews to be done during burial. He knew none of these will be done to His body during burial.
Mar 14:8 She hath done what she could: she is come aforehand to anoint my body to the burying.
Jesus asked us not to be bothered about the physical death.
Luk 12:4 And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. Jesus knew His body will be broken to pieces.
Jesus body was given a decent burial as per the Jews even though Jesus did not plan for it. The Father Almighty had planned it.
Joh 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
As long as we are in this body, we are away from God. Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
2Co 5:1-6 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
Let us pray for the health workers, doctors, nurses, other staffs of hospitals, police and people who are serving in the public utility services.
Exo 11:1 And Jehovah said to Moses, I will still bring one plague yet on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from here altogether.
I will still bring one plague yet on Pharaoh and on Egypt. Afterward he will let you go from here. When he shall let you go, he shall surely thrust you out from here altogether.
Now at the end the people of God are released to worship the Lord in Spirit and truth, gathering in their houses without any mediators. It took long 13 years for this process to complete and it took the toll of thousands of lives and the making the whole humanity on the earth walk through the valley of death, leaving them in uncertainty, economic crisis, endless fear and panic and so on.
Lord you are the same 4000 years ago, today and tomorrow. You are the one who did miracles in Egypt to liberate your children from the slavery of Pharaoh. Today also you did the same miracle, even sent a plague, in order to release your children from the slavery of Institutional, Churches with manmade leaderships.
Let us plead for mercy from the Lord. He will look down on us with pity, look down from heaven . He will not allow His children to perish. At the same time, He will make His judgments and His righteousness revealed to humanity.
Joh 10:8 All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them.
On 17.2.2020 Monday, while coming back from the station, we hired a taxi. The driver was an anti-Christian. He went on criticizing and accusing Christians & Jesus. When he spoke about Jesus, I felt bad and hence replied.
"Where was he born? Is there His name mentioned in Bible?" He asked ridiculously.
"We Christians, have failed to follow Jesus Christ's principles. That's true. But Jesus is a living God. He did not create any religion. He showed only a way, way to heaven. He carried our sins, curses, died and resurrected. He is the living God. Don't accuse Jesus because of our mistakes."
"In Jesus Christ's name, (oru paradesi) one sojourner, (by name) who was lying in the platform, started a ministry. Now he is a correlating with so many buildings, acres of land etc. Isn't it all people's money? Is he not robbing people in God's name? He says, "don't wear ornaments. Give it all to me as offerings! Is it not robbery?"
First I felt angry at this driver. But Slowly I came to realize the truth, this is the image Christianity, we, have given to the common man in India.
In between, even he was attending a phone call (I think from his sister, it was on speaker so we could also hear,) "Anna, why are you continuously driving like this? Can’t you take rest at least once in two or three days?
His reply: 'That's O.K ma. I need some money now. So I am driving continuously for 30 hours. I take bath in the public pipes. If I need rest, I will halt the car on the roadside for some time. Don't worry. If I come that side, I will visit you".
After listening to this phone call, my bitterness towards him started melting, I felt like listening to him.
In a country where people are working even 30 hours continuously for making both ends meet, what is the image Christianity offered for Jesus? Christianity is easy going life, making windfall money, etc.etc. Is there any contributions we, Christians have made to the development of this nation? Hon’ble Arvind Kejriwal, CM Delhi, who has presented a clean Govt is from Hindu background who has received inspiration from Jesus and Bible. No Church has claim over him.
'All who came before Jesus, were thieves and robbers ' Jesus said. Let us analyze this “All" category!
1. Kings. From Saul to Zedekiah all the kings exploited and killed people in thousands and lakhs, for making their throne secure, and to pass it on to their children.
2. Prophets. Who were appointed and maintained in paid profession, by kings in the palace, to give the brand 'seal of God' to all that the atrocities the kings did.
3. The priests. Who lived on the clean tithe of the people who did not do any work at all?
All these three were robbers & thieves, the Lord said. Now today, what about all those who came after Jesus?
In N.T. the Lord destroyed all the above 3 categories of O.T. (Priest, individual prophet & king).
Today believers are the kings and priests. Rev. 5:10, 1 Pe 2:9, Rev 1:6 Rev 5:10 And You made us kings and priests to our God, and we will reign over the earth.
But the institutional Church has brought back the old system of 'robbers & thieves'.
What is the result?
"But the sheep did not hear them".
Today the common man in India, (123 crores out of 128 crores), do not want to listen to any pastor, any evangelist.
In these 7 years (2014-2020) the Lord has exposed the robberies, crimes, exploitation and discriminations done by the Church (inside & outside). The Lord did it with the help of Central and local governments. So let us be careful, not to exploit, steal or rob from any man or woman! Never let us eat people's money or labor! Keeping ourselves away from the above, is our first duty! Expecting nothing from the people, not even a thanks!
2 Co 1:24 Not that we have dominion over your faith, but we are helpers of your joy; for by faith you stand.
Let's ask pardon for all the sins, scandals, omissions committed by the Church in India in the past 2000 years!
Jos 8:18 And Jehovah said to Joshua, Stretch out the spear in your hand toward Ai, for I will give it into your hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear in his hand toward the city.
The Lord teaches His sons various tactics for war. Here Joshua is asked to stretch out the spear towards Ai. The Lord gave it into his hand.
In India we were asked to inherit the land in January. We obeyed. Now this month, February, we have to fill it with Troop Churches and Gift Schools.
This is the only way we can drive away the enemy from the land. The enemy has to flee from the place where true worship takes place. When Troop Church starts functioning, the enemy will flee. We need not even fight with him.
Num 33:51-53 Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When you have passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan, then you shall drive out all those who live in the land from before you, and destroy all their carved images, and destroy all their molded images and pluck down all their high places. And you shall possess the land, and live in it. For I have given you the land to possess it.
We already saw the aftereffects of Israelites' not driving the enemy from their land. They will remain there forever.
Every single inch of land should be occupied after inheriting. If you leave any small portion unoccupied, the enemy will hide there. The Region should be divided into States, States into districts, Districts into towns or villages, villages into streets or families. In every street, Troop Church should be started in a house. There should not be any single street left out, where Troop Church is not started.