Thus saith the LORD, they Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.” (Isaiah 48:17).
This verse said to the people of Israel, a Peculiar People, and we believers are also a Peculiar people. “Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.” (Tit. 2:14). “But y are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and holy nation, a peculiar people, that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.” (I Peter 2:9).
Peculiar People means: “One`s own property – a purchased possession. How we are peculiar people: Because God says that, He is our Redeemer, we are His purchased Possession and we are taught and led by the Lord” The Holy Spirit witnesses that we are the children of God, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.” Romans 8:16
We as a peculiar people of God must profit by His teaching and by His leading. Profit is always understood in the sense of financial gain. But that does not necessarily mean here. By His teaching and leading we must profit to grow spiritually to matured in Christ! The ultimate purpose of this should be turning to be the express image of Christ.
But most of the time it does not happen. Look what the Tit. 2:14 says, “…..zealous of good works.” Also I Peter 2:9, says, “………that ye should shew forth the praises of him..” And most important thing is that others should turn from their worldly ways to Christ by the testimony of our lives.
May our good Lord continue to bless you richly! Prema and I love you so dearly and pray for you daily. Write us for we love to hear from you!
Remember Jesus is Lord and take with you the Word of God and Faith, excellent traveling Companions. (Psalms 119:105; II Corinthians 5:7)
TESTIMONIES (Photos are not attaché for the security purpose)
1). MR. SWAMY, age 30 years old. Forest village 12 kilometers away from our main church. This brother is working in the forest as a watchman and his duty is to see whether people enter into forest to cut and steal valuable trees or kill wild animals or cobras. He was drunkard, gambler and always used to fight with this wife. One of our church members a senior widows used to tell him about Lord and His love but he used to refused listening her. She even invited him to our cell group in her house. But one day his wife got sick due to high temperature and rashes on her body. Since hospital was nearly 60 kilometers away she guided them to take her to our church at Talavadi to pray by faith. He listened to her and brought her night time to our church where we were there. We prayed over her, offered her coffee to them and we waited in prayers for sometimes and the fever came down and she sweated and we saw the rashes was disappearing. We made them to sleep in the church that night. Next morning we offered them a breakfast and asked whether they wanted to go to doctor. They said no and went home.
After going home she felt completely alright and when asked by our senior widow she told that she had accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior and want to come to the church. The important thing that her husband also accepted the Lord as his Savior and Lord and now they both are attending our church at Talavadi. Please pray for them as they get ready for the water baptism.
2). MISS. PAVITRA, age 16 years old, Forest village 10 kilometers away from our main church. This girl comes from a forest village. She studied up to 8th grade and could not continue hers studies due to the poverty in her house. Her father is a drunkard and cannot take care of the family. She had to leave the school and now she goes for daily wages work in the forest or in sometimes in other people`s field to work in this small age.
On the working spot one of our female church members who stays in her village met her and in this way she started talking about Jesus to this girl and invited her to our cell group meeting and when she attended for few weeks she finally gave her heart to Jesus and accepted him as her Savior and Lord and now she also attends the church regularly and waiting for the water baptism. Please remember her and her family in your prayers. She expressed her desire to continue to study further and we are really in prayers for her that our good Lord should provide for her studies.
YES, IT IS HAPPENING
Yes, beloved brother and sister in the Lord, it is happening right in these forest villages and hills! People are giving their hearts to Jesus, they are hungry for the Word and for the love of Christ. And our good Lord in His love and mercy touching these simple people`s lives. It is only possible through your partnership with us. It helps us to reach the forest and hills villages and share the love of Christ with them. We thank you for standing with us with your prayer-support.
SUMMER BIBLE SCHOOL: Only 8 days are left for our graduation. We still continue to trust the Lord for We need to start preparation of the graduation within couple of days and your contribution will help us to cover up remaining Dollars 445 towards the expenses of the entire Bible School with graduation.