Short message from Sehion Ministries, Attappady, Palakkad, Kerala, India.
Preaching by Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, the founder-director of Sehion Ministries, of Palakkad Diocese. Fr. Xavier who has earned name and fame as an outstanding preacher of the Word of the Lord, Retreat Leader, television orator and organizer, is conducting many retreats for priests, nuns and believers in India and abroad.
Why are you facing obstacles in life? Why your children are not doing well in studies,why they are not listening to you, why not respecting elders and teachers? Why disasters coming? Below bible verses will speak the reason for all these obstacles.
17 I appointed watchmen over you and said,
‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’
But you said, ‘We will not listen.’
18 Therefore hear, you nations;
you who are witnesses,
observe what will happen to them.
19 Hear, you earth:
I am bringing disaster on this people,
the fruit of their schemes,
because they have not listened to my words
and have rejected my law.
20 What do I care about incense from Sheba
or sweet calamus from a distant land?
Your burnt offerings are not acceptable;
your sacrifices do not please me.”
21 Therefore this is what the Lord says:
“I will put obstacles before this people.
Parents and children alike will stumble over them;
neighbors and friends will perish.” (Jeremiah 6:17-21)
Prophet Jonah ignored the Word of God and obstacles came for him. Jonah thought he knew better than God. But in the end he learned a valuable lesson about the Lord’s mercy and forgiveness. The point of this story is that God can provide a supernatural means of rescue when his people are in trouble. Is there some area of your life in which you are defying God, and rationalizing it? Remember that God wants you to be open and honest with him. It’s always wise to obey the One who loves you most.
Read the below bible verses in which God clearly saying what will happen if you are disobedient to Word of God.
Punishment for Disobedience
14 “‘But if you will not listen to me and carry out all these commands, 15 and if you reject my decrees and abhor my laws and fail to carry out all my commands and so violate my covenant, 16 then I will do this to you: I will bring on you sudden terror, wasting diseases and fever that will destroy your sight and sap your strength. You will plant seed in vain, because your enemies will eat it. 17 I will set my face against you so that you will be defeated by your enemies; those who hate you will rule over you, and you will flee even when no one is pursuing you. (Leviticus 26:14-17)
Inspiration and Courtesy – Malayalam Book written by Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady, Kerala State, India.