Tuesday, 26 February 2008

Psalm 98;1

Psalm 98;1 says O sing unto the Lord a new song for He has done marvelous things,His right hand and His holy arm hath gotten Him the victory.

I like that chorus and is true in my life .Today was a peaceful day altho I worked really hard I was joyful in the Lord. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.
The evening meeting was such a joy. Bro Augustine Jebakumar was the speaker.He is from South India but has been doing ministry in Bihar state since the past 35 years.Read about his ministry on the link I have posted.
He is a fiery speaker and laces his messages with a good deal of humor. He was a mechanical engineer but resigned from his job to serve the Lord. His native language is Tamil but he went to a Hindi speaking area.
There he has established 2000 congregations, set up schools, technical training centers and an orphanage for 1500 children.
He taught us a song he learnt from Ethiopian refugees in Yemen, translated in Hindi.And insisted that we do the Ethiopian dance -like action with it as it a weight reducing exercise!
His message was about who we are in Christ.
( A snake charmer displaying his wares in our garden)

When his son was about 2 years old , he was bitten by a snake.When they caught the snake and killed it a man walked by and said; Oh this is the snake which bit the boy, don 't worry no snake can ever harm him. And its true, now this young man can handle snakes with ease and he had killed many.Bro J was joking , he said when his son comes home from college , snakes start visiting their house.
One day Bro J returned home from one of his speaking engagements to find a little boy from his orphanage holding up a dead snake at the end of a stick.On being asked who killed it, the boy said he killed it. But another boy who was with him said; No Uncle, he did not kill it, your son killed it.
But the little fellow with the trophy was not to be shaken, he said;Big brother struck it on the head but his tail was still twitching and so I struck it and killed it.

Bro J said he got a spiritual lesson from there.Jesus crushed Satan 's head with His victory on the cross.But God has allowed Satan to remain on earth and twitch his tail so to speak.And it is the responsibility of us believers, the church to strike a blow at the twitching tail of Satan - sin in our lives and in the world and that 's how we will be overcomers.
I want to be an overcomer so I can receive my crown of life.

14 Fertilize my soul:

Rebecca said...

that is a really good snake illustration... i shall remember that!

nvittal said...

Good to see you blogging on regular basis.

Snakes are so creepy (though my name has a reference to snakes!) - I can't even watch them crawl !

Kimmie said...

That is very interesting Amrita. Trust in God, he is our Victory and our Strength-He has overcome the world.

mama to 6
one homemade and 5 adopted

the mother of this lot said...

Watch out for that tail-twitcher!

Glad you had a peaceful day - I've left you an award.

Kostas said...

Very good post, with allegorical meanings, I do not fear the snakes where crawling, but the snakes with the two legs!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
you are a splendid transmitter of the gospel. I shall remember your speech about the snake.
In Norway there's only one poison snake. Problem is, I never see the snake we we are out hiking.My friends have to point it out to me.
Good friends do that either in real life, or in the spiritual (or blogual) one.
Thank you, Amrita.
Yours Felisol

Louise said...

An excellent post Amrita. I sincerely don't like snakes and almost didn't read the post because of the picture. I'm glad I did.

Shari said...

I am not a fan of snakes, either. Shudder.

Great post, by the way.

Always put your trust in God. Let go of the reins and let Him be the driver.

Anonymous said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Anonymous said...

i am so scared of snakes. had a really bad experience when i was a kid. yeah, God has already won the victory for us and crushed the head of satan. we're not to let satan step up because he's long been defeated.

Roo said...

you're a blessing amrita. do you see a lot of snakes everyday? i really really REALLY do not like snakes at all. but they also fasinate me.

love to you.

Donetta said...

Hi, Great post . I'll mack it short cause I am sick. I love you.

Amrita said...

I also hate snakes and am terribly scared of them. We 've had a few in our house and garden.

We have mongooses too, they fight snakes.They are more to be seen during the summer and rainy season.

Hi Donetta I hope you are feeling better, you 've been working so hard on your house.

Amrita said...

Kostas you are very right - the snakes on two legs are deadlier.