The Gospel Train

indian train” But He answered them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat.”  (( Mark.6:37- NASV)

I, T. Arvind Mohan Dass, is just like a Train Driver pulling, 30 (or) more bogies and I have to drive them to the destination. The owner of the train is JESUS CHRIST. And not me. The passengers are in the train for the FIRST TIME, and have never traveled in the gospel train that belongs to the KINGDOM OF GOD. The journey is very long till we reached our destination and the CAPTAIN OF THE TRAIN will then take the FULL CHARGE. The driver and the co-drivers’ job now is to go and tell people that God’s train has many free vacant seats and plead with them to get in and take the travel to Heaven.

Don’t get angry on Engine Drivers: Look at “Bethel ’s 30 bogies” as part of the train and not as the property of the leader. Though leadership is a blessing in many ways, it is a “Huge Cross”, in many ways. Don’t we realize that the Train has a mechanized Engine that needs to me stumilized with electric (or) diesel Power? Don’t we realize that more bogies had to be added and more people to be provided with a seat? Don’t we realize that we need to be with them till the end of their journey?

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Lord Jesus Method of Evangelism: Jesus and his Apostles had a 3 days of preaching in a desert place, and it was a mountain. Jesus knew that “People will Faint on the way if they were sent hungry”. The Lord Jesus Loved them and cared for them. They were not accused of being poor mouthed or lazy junks. Jesus rather commanded the disciples to give them food. “You give them some thing to eat”. The disciples had no funds to buy food! There was this little boy with 5 loaves and 2 fish and willingly gave to Jesus! REMEMBER JESUS COULD HAVE FED ALL OF THEM WITH FISH AND BREAD RAINING THEM FROM HEAVEN! But here he was teaching us “the power of Multiplication“. Five thousand men, many hundreds of women and kids ate and 12 basket full of remains were collected…may be each disciple getting one basketful! The mission and ministry efforts were supported by few devoted women. The ministries of the Apostles were totally God dependent. Apostle Paul who established many churches amongst the Jews and the gentiles in his 3 missionary journeys was collecting funds from rich churches and supported, “poor saints in churches newly established”. Many friends and saints who still toil and involved in direct mission efforts in India know what I talk about. Unfortunately, some are very critical of fund raising! They curse, taunt, tease, and even curse us for “Fund raising efforts”.

Appeal for Prayer for the Following:

Project Free Bible Distribution: The Lord has opened a door for me to buy Bibles in vernacular languages for just INR. 100 . 00 from Bangalore. Tamil, Telugu, Kanada, and Malayalam Bibles are needed. I need Now 500 bibles. These bibles will be distributed freely to New Christian believers, who are not able to buy one. This is just once done. Pray and ask the Lord to provide me now Rs. 50,000. 00 (1000$) (or) 730 –Euro.

Gospel Can: Our Gospel van is 4 years old and under the “State Bank of India” Loan. I pay an EMI of Rs.12,000/- . But for the last few months we were not able to do so. We are Expecting the bank to come to us any time and take away the Van. I am a polio and diabetic victim and the van helps us to mobilize as a team to visit many villages separated miles apart. I need to change all the new tiers and the Battery is totally worn out (It existed 4 years).

Bethel Society: Needs your urgent prayers. As we are under the rule of pro-hindu government, the axe of closing all the non-functioning and faulty functioning Christian organization banned and closed. Our projects are dusted and never takes off. Many widows and aged people are on the waiting list for years.

Pray for our associate churches and pastors and evangelists. It’s some months now that I called them for prayer in our campus. I need 4000 INR for this purpose to feed them and provide a 2 way travel subsidy.

Sharing One another ’s burden: As the founder and the director of Bethel Missions, we have toiled beyond our capacity. We have lost many things. We live a very simple life and tortured life with cares and worries of missions. I literally want to run away into some dense forest and never want to return. Some times I want to die. It’s such a pressure and weeping and waiting on the Lord for years. Will You Pray for us? Ask the Lord to pour out his Power, strength and resources to drive the Train of Eternity! Will You come forward and partner with us?

Write to me if you are moved by the Holy Spirit.@ :   bethelelg@gmail.com

Sincerely,

Rev.Dass.T

Director,

http://www.bethel-india.org

Let us Go to Jerusalem

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Let us go to Jerusalem:
April -2012 –Prayer & News letter
“Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.” ( John.11:16)

On the 18th April, we all remember the “Good Friday” events. The sufferings from Garden Gethsemane to Golgotha cannot be explained by human words. No matter who we are and how strong we are, the details in the scripture we will be broken and will be shattered in our Spirit. Have you ever happen to see Jesus film? Click here the link and watch it once more this season and let our children watch it;
1. Jesus Film: http://jesusfilmmedia.org/video/1_529-jf-0-0/english/jesus
2. The Passion of Christ: http://ebiblemovies.com/watch/the-passion-of-christ/online-free/
The Christ in the garden praying in agony, the enemies binding him, the apostles fleeing for their lives, leaving their master all alone, The brutality shown by strong muscle men in thrashing him with whip (After all he was to be hanged and be dead—who cares how many whips Jesus received and how deeper the wounds were) . Men slapping on His face, spitting and mocking! and then the soldiers beating on the crown of throne on his head!!!! BLOOD EVERYWHERE and Jesus went through pains of death.
The cross Jesus bore on his shoulders weighed from 34 to 50 kilos. And he had to carry it from the Temple (or) Jerusalem to GOLGOTHA…an uphill journey. He fell 3 times on the ground. The cross was heavy as Jesus was tired physically and the distance was nearly over a 5 mile up hill. And the stripped him and sent long and strong nails in his hands and feet and hanged him on the cross for 3.5 hours. The agony was too much and JESUS DIED TOO SOON.
JESUS TURNED AND SAID, “But Jesus turning unto them said, Daughters of Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep for yourselves, and for your children. (Lk.23:28)
My friends, this is the word of Knowledge I received from the Holy Spirit, to “EXHORT YOU” about our and our children’s future we are going to face, encounter and live with.
22 For these be the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled.
23 But woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck, in those days! for there shall be great distress in the land, and wrath upon this people.
24 And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
25 And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring;
26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(Lk.21:22-26)
The shaking that’s going to happen in this generation:
” For thus saith the LORD of hosts; Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land;(Haggai.2:6)—–( Hebrews12:25-29)
Satan is very angry with God’s people whom the Lord is preparing as His “Church” and “Bride”. He is now waging war with the families and with children. Many of us are startled with unexpected tragedies and losses. This is the Great Atonement Season. Let us apply “THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB” in the door steps of our homes. “(Isa 60:18 )Violence shall no more be heard in thy land, wasting nor destruction within thy borders; but thou shalt call thy walls Salvation, and thy gates Praise.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.(Rev.12:11)
Modern Christian families find no time for God. We have everything and more than what we really need. Busy life, materialism, fashion, status, money, fame, search for more knowledge, fame and popularity have CAPTIVED US and we are mere slaves of passions of various kinds. “They did eat , they drank , they married wives , they were given in marriage , until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and the flood came , and destroyed them all.(Lk.17:27) Are we aware that we are being deceived and destroyed by the greatest liar, Lucifer? We are neither warm nor cold and the Lord spewed us out of His mouth and handed us over to Lasciviousness! “Who being past feeling have given themselves over unto lasciviousness, to work all uncleanness with greediness.(Eph.4:19) Satan said, “It is good, YOU WILL BE LIKE HIM”…..We have been singing “like Him…Like him… for centuries yet live in pain, defeat, bondage and all kinds of curses. We suffer in pain and go to the extremes of either denying God and his plan for us (or) sold out to sin.
Let us go with Jesus to Jerusalem so that we may Die with Him:
Jerusalem For Christians is THE CROSS: It was there Jesus our Lord died on the cross for the remission of the sins of us. And here is where He rose from the dead. “Let us go forth therefore unto him without the camp, bearing his reproach.”(heb.13:13) And Apostle Paul goes on saying,” I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.(Gal.2:20)
Dearly beloved, as many of us are in prayer and fast and wait in His presence waging a war with our “Self”, “Flesh” “The World” ‘ Satan and his demonic Forces”, principalities and powers let us die with Him. For the Word says,” You have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin.”(Heb.12:4)
Let Christ Reign in our lives!
Rev.Dass.T

 

 

 

 

The Lord Nedds A Loan Urgently

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  THE LORD NEEDS A LOAN–URGENTLY

He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.(Pro.19:17)

This article is written not to “entice  for money (or) goodsz” though every ministry, church and mission organization appeal for “Prayer”—meaning “remember to send us some support”- “Help now” appeals etc…In the 7 continents there are millions of men and women of the Lord who sacrificially contribute their time, talents, wealth, goods properties and funds for various causes of the Kingdom! May the Lord bless and reward them! They are blessed indeed!

There are, however critics who lash out on “asking for Help”. This is because; we have not understood this verse and many other scriptures on giving and serving the poor. Look at the Amazing mystery in this verse!

1. Why can’t give to people directly?

God cannot give anybody anything because He doesn’t have earthly things in Heaven. Heaven and earth are two different systems. No human flesh lives there. “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat”. ( Rev.7:16). No one gets hungry in heaven and no one is thirsty. No sun light and no heating systems. No one need to pay for electricity bill. “For when they shall rise from the dead, they neither marry, nor are given in marriage; but are as the angels which are in heaven”.(Mt.12:25)  Heaven  is a place where God’s everlasting throne is. He is a Spirit Being and all the angels there. Glorious light, lightening and consuming fire are the expression of Heaven. We cannot understand or will be able to comprehend Heaven! Jesus Said,” If I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you of heavenly things?(Jn.3:12)

Earth is a mass of sand and soil. Land, mountains, fruits, vegetation, dress, food, fish and meat, buildings, houses, cars and all other things this world has is HIS. God entrusted these to us. . Our modern “Prosperity Theology” strongly resists the idea of poverty, by which they do injustice to God’s infallible words like these:

2. God’s Thoughtfulness on poor:

Bible scholars tell us that there are nearly 300 bible verses, on the poor, social justice and God’s concern for them “He who is generous will be blessed, for he gives some of his food to the poor.” (Pro.22:9)

“And if you give yourself to the hungry, and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then your light will rise in darkness, and your gloom will become like midday. And the LORD will continually guide you, and satisfy your desire in scorched places, and give strength to your bones; and you will be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water whose waters do not fail.”(Isa.58:10)

“When you give a luncheon or a dinner, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return, and repayment come to you. But when you give a reception, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, and you will be blessed, since they do not have the means to repay you; for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.”(Lk.14:12-14)

We can go on and on giving scriptural proofs of the reality of “Poverty” and God’s Concern to the poor.

3 Man the Lender…..Poor the benefited…God the borrower…..And God….. back to the Lender.

This is God’s eternal law and method to bless the poor! ALWAYS! Men who invested in stock markets, financial institutes and businesses have sometimes faced unexpected loss and even bankruptcy! But in God’s INSTITUTE OF FINANCE, the law is quite different. Once a young rich man came to Jesus and expressed his desire to Follow Jesus! And Jesus welcomed the idea as he was in great need of “Laborers in the field”.    HIS EVERLASTING CONDITION ON DISCIPLESHIP IS  always, even in the 21st Century is :” Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.(Mt19:21) When we have money, riches, silver and gold, we become dependent on these things! A follower of Jesus must be God dependent on all things!

Riches are thorns: “He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becometh unfruitful.(Mt.13:22)

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away.(Mt.5:42)

Therefore, the right place to invest our wealth, goods and money is the Poor and with God.

“And if you give even a cup of cold water to one of the least of my followers, you will surely be rewarded.”(Mt.10:42)

And every wise business man will invest in a place where there is Eternal Rewarding”

4. The Lord, THE POOR, The Gospel, The Kingdom:

“The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have the gospel preached to them.(Mt.11:5) Jesus had a special to the poor and always lived with the poor. Who are the poor? The blind, the halt, the demon possessed, the maimed, the halt, beggars, the physically challenged, widows, the aged, the sick, and orphans, the destitute.; are all in this list. Many churches in the 3rd world nations are poor because most of them are Independent planted bare-foot, converted evangelists and pastors in the midst of offensive, oppressive and hostile situations.

Listen, my beloved brethren: did not God choose the poor of this world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom which He promised to those who love Him?(Ja.2:5)

“As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.”(2cor.6:10)

Have you treated the Loan Application well (or) have you turned down the application down saddening the heart of the Lord? In the book of  “Mathew. 25:34-40

‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’

Be Blessed! Be rewarded!

Rev.Dass