Satisfy yourself, God will bless you – Thunder of God | Fr. Saju Elanjiyil | Season 2 | Episode 7

Preaching in English by Fr. Saju Elanjiyil. His words will surely help to understand about the sins and repentance, help to understand the everlasting love and affection of God, help to make a way to God. Watch the below video and have peace and joy in mind.

Advertisements

Love of money – Thunder of God | Fr. Soji Olickal | Season 2 | Episode 6

Preaching in English by Fr. Soji Olickal. His words will surely help to understand about the sins and repentance, help to understand the everlasting love and affection of God, help to make a way to God. Watch the below video and have peace and joy in mind.

Prayer before a crucifix

Good and gentle Jesus, I kneel before you, I see and ponder your five wounds. My eyes behold what David prophesied about you: “They have pierced my hands and my feet; they have numbered all my bones”.

Imprint on me this image of yourself. Fulfill the deep desires of my heart. Give me faith, hope and love, repentance for my sins, and the strength to serve your people with respect and love. Amen.

Download Family Prayers

What to do to continue in holiness.

Below list is prepared with inspiration received from attending retreat in Sehion retreat centre and from their book inner healing retreat helper.

Do at least one hour personal prayer daily.

Do intercessory prayer for the whole world.

Be regular in sacramental life. Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Communion whenever possible and not just on obligatory days. Do confession often and receive spiritual blessing.

In your word and deed spread the message that Jesus is the only saviour.

Do gospel work. For eg. send people for retreats, distribute spiritual books, publish blogs related to word of God etc.

Do not avoid Family prayer, Holy Rosary, Prayer in groups.

Do not keep angry with others in mind. Pray with forgiveness and fasting for your enemies, who hurt you and whom you hurt.

Do fasting prayer once in a week.

Pray for Holy Spirit filling.

Do each work in the name of Jesus. Recite the name of Jesus whenever possible.

Be regular in tithe giving.

Everything is God’s gift, hence remove greediness and behave humble.

Read Holy Bible at least 30 mins, study word of God and meditate daily.

Pray for spreading the word of God in the whole world.

To continue spiritual blessings attend renewal retreats often.

Avoid all kinds of bad friendship, situations, reading, internet activities, chat etc.

Do eldering and pastoring as and when necessary.

Frequent repentance will lead to frequent inner healing and feeling of God’s love.

Be regular in charity.


What is your opinion? Do you feel it is easy and good?

Jesus heals a paralytic – Jesus healing miracles

Healing of the Paralytic ManParalysis is the complete loss of muscle function for one or more muscle groups. Paralysis can cause loss of feeling or loss of mobility in the affected area.  Some of you might have seen paralysed people lying on bed, even some of them are lying in that stage for months or years. Their family members have to help them to do everything. They have to remove their urine and stool, make them clean and wash their body, change their dress, means everything. For some people it is burden for them, but most people take care of the paralysed with love and affection. God will surely bless them for their service and love.

Download Prayer book for the sick

Jesus Heals a Paralytic Mark 2:1-12

1When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home.
2 So many gathered around that there was no longer room for them, not even in front of the door; and he was speaking the word to them.
3 Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them.
4 And when they could not bring him to Jesus because of the crowd, they removed the roof above him; and after having dug through it, they let down the mat on which the paralytic lay.

The bible says “Then some people came, bringing to him a paralyzed man, carried by four of them. ” This paralyzed man could not walk or move himself. Four people carried him to Jesus with strong faith that Jesus can heal him. But because of the crowd, they could not enter in the house. When they realize that they cannot possibly get him through the door, they carry their helpless paralytic friend upstairs to the roof and lower the bed in front of Jesus as He is speaking.  The roof might not have made with large pieces of wood and might not have shingles, but had tiles or such material which could be lifted or broken through easily to make a hole.  Just imagine, if this was happened today, how could they make a hole in the multi storied/concrete roof ?  These men were so sure that Jesus would be able to heal him, otherwise they wouldn’t have gone to so much trouble. Their determination to place him before Jesus displays their faith that he would be healed.


5 When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”

The first thing Jesus said when He saw that they believed was, “Son, your sins are forgiven.”  Probably not what the man or his friends expected. He came to Jesus because he wanted to walk.

Except that Jesus knew what this man needed most because he knew what was in his heart.  Jesus knew that being paralyzed would be difficult but it was even worse not to be forgiven. Jesus is the Son of Man, and God has given him the power to forgive sins and heal people.


6 Now some of the scribes were sitting there, questioning in their hearts,
7 “Why does this fellow speak in this way? It is blasphemy! Who can forgive sins but God alone?”
8 At once Jesus perceived in his spirit that they were discussing these questions among themselves; and he said to them, “Why do you raise such questions in your hearts?
9 Which is easier, to say to the paralytic, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Stand up and take your mat and walk’?
10 But so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”—he said to the paralytic—
11 “I say to you, stand up, take your mat and go to your home.”
12 And he stood up, and immediately took the mat and went out before all of them; so that they were all amazed and glorified God, saying, “We have never seen anything like this!”

 

The healing of the paralytic impressed and excited everyone present. In today’s world also we can see people without faith. They may ask how prayer can heal a person. They do not believe in prayer, they go to church just as a routine, do not have confession even once in a year, no repentance, just live in the present world enjoying the life.

Many of us are sick and under treatment. Some sickness give us a chance to seek God, attend retreat, repent, confession, counselling and make a change in our life spiritually. After this spiritual healing, many diseases, even some diseases which medical science have confirmed that are not curable, are cured. You may not believe it, unless it happen before your eyes. But many testimonies reveal that it is true. If you have strong faith your prayers will be answered and Jesus will surely heal you physically and spiritually.

Christ deals first with the spiritual problem—the forgiveness of sins—and then the physical problem—the physical affliction. Most people want it the other way around, putting greater emphasis on healing the physical ailment than fixing the spiritual problem.

Do you see someone in your life that needs to be carried to Christ in prayer because their paralysis is so grave? Pray for them daily and encourage your friends/relatives also to pray for them. Jesus will heal through your prayers.

Do you surround yourself with people who bring you to Christ when you are unable to choose Him for yourself?

If you have faith in prayer and Jesus healing, you may download Prayer Book for the sick . Pray for friends/relatives who are sick. Like the faith of the friends healed the paralytic man, Jesus will heal them through your faithful prayers.

May God bless you all.

Repent and Reconcile with the Lord, for attaining the graces of the promised land !

We don’t like the word “repentance.” To repent means to turn around and head in a different direction. Once we have confessed our sin, we must turn from it.

Or do you despise the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience? Do you not realize that God’s kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? (Romans 2:4)

Repentance is more than turning away from our sin.
Know that if we walk through confession, repentance, and forgiveness, we will be reconciled to God. If we are reconciled to God, we can be reconciled to one another.  We are ministers of reconciliation, seeking to bring others into unity through Jesus.

Below is a good video clip of sermon by Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil  popularly known as ‘Vattayilachan’, a Roman Catholic priest from Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Palghat in India, known for his preaching and especially evangelization through television, radio and other mediums. He is the founder-director of Sehion Retreat Centre in Attapady, Kerala State, India. This speech is in Malayalam (Language of Kerala),  with English sub titles.

You may ask why you need to be reconciled to God.

as it is written: “There is no one who is righteous, not even one; (Romans 3:10)

since all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; (Romans 3:23)

The Bible also teaches that in every part of the human heart is sin.

The heart is devious above all else;
    it is perverse—
    who can understand it? (Jeremiah 17:9)

So what must you do to receive God’s forgiveness?  Repent and believe the Gospel.

No, I tell you; but unless you repent, you will all perish as they did. (Luke 13:3,5)

It is written in James 4:6-10

But he gives all the more grace; therefore it says,

“God opposes the proud,
    but gives grace to the humble.”

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Lament and mourn and weep. Let your laughter be turned into mourning and your joy into dejection.

10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.

Salvation is for all

because if you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

You must be going to the Church and attend the Holy mass daily, or atleast on every sunday. You must be praying to God with devotion and faith. Do you remember that how many times you attended the prayers keeping angry with others in your mind ? Sometimes you may be angry with the priest/pastor who lead the prayers. Sometimes the person who sit near to you in the church may be the one with whom you are angry. Do you think your offerings and prayers will be accepted by God when you have angry with someone in your mind? Let us see what is written in the Bible about this.

Concerning Anger (Matthew 5:23-26 )

23 So when you are offering your gift at the altar, if you remember that your brother or sister has something against you,

24 leave your gift there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother or sister, and then come and offer your gift.

This is very important that you should have a clean heart before you pray to God. Then only your prayers and offerings will be accepted by God and his blessings will shower on you.

 

If anything from this post strike your mind, kindly share your thoughts in comment and also share the post with others.

I found this Inspirational Bible Verses- Being Saved Born Again is very impressing.

May God Bless You and your family.