Monthly Archives: August 2019



In continuation of our meditation, when we study the gospel of John, we find the deity and the glory of the person of Christ in every page. We have Him as the One who knows the end from the beginning. The One who is Omniscient! We read of the following mention “Jesus knowing all things” a peculiar expression not less than fourteen times unlike synoptics. And again we read from ch.2 onwards  Our Lord knew all men…hidden things were known to Him. John presents to us in the book of Revelation the seven fold description of His glorious person, unveiling of His glory. One of them is His eyes, the figure of speech is simile. “His eyes are like unto the flame of fire”, can see in and thro’. Fire is the emblem of the holiness of God. Back in the book of Exodus the awesome presence of the Lord was unveiled before Moses at the burning bush and the Lord said to Moses that the place where thou standest is holy….All things are naked and opened unto the eyes of Him with whom we have to do.Forget not that our God is a consuming fire. He did approach the Church at Thyatira as the One whose eyes are like unto the flame of fire. The condition is such among God’s people today like unto Thyatira where we find the corruption of doctrine. We find in these days among the people of God in the assembly, compromises and the willingness to accommodate that which dishonors the Lord. What was prohibited in the church at Ephesus is welcomed in the church at Pergamos and the Lord condemned. What all things are hidden will be uncovered. What all things are accepted and practiced unscripturally,  and all these will be evaluated and will be exposed by the awesome and holy presence of the Lord whose eyes are like unto the flame of fire. Before it becomes too late, let us confess and acknowledge like unto Peter. He said  that the Lord knows all things well. Jacob of old was covering for many years, but when he met the Lord at Peniel, it was very painful and he had to carry that pain all his life.He that covereth his sin, shall not prosper, but he that confesseth and forsaketh, shall have mercy.David said…Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy lovingkindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight.

We read in Rev.2&3, seven times what our lord says “ I KNOW” He knows all about His people, their actual state of conditions . He is the all knowing God.

John, the beloved disciple whom our Lord loved,  could view our Lord as the Lion and Lamb in the midst of the throne. There we see Him, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. We have Him being unveiled in all what He is, in His acquired majesty, diginity, honour, glory, almighty power, exalted to the highest of heavens where He occupies the place of honour and glory. The seven horns speak of His might and power. We read in Zechariah that the horn is a symbol of the power of the King. The eyes here speaks of His perception and knowledge. And number seven speaks of perfection. So, His perfection in power and His perfection in perception. Therefore, He is none other than the Omnipotent and Omniscient, the all knowing Almighty. Oh what a glorious scene of worship in glory by the redeemed? acknowledging the worthiness of the One who is in the midst of the throne, falling before Him in reverence, engaged in worship by saying  with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing. And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever. And the four beasts said, Amen. And the four and twenty elders fell down and worshipped him that liveth for ever and ever. Worthy of honour and of praise; Worthy by all to be adored; Exhaustless theme of heavenly lays; Thou art worthy, Jesus, Lord. Now seated on Jehovah’s throne, The Lamb once slain, in glory bright; To Thee, e’en now, our song we raise, Though sure the tribute mean must prove, No mortal tongue can tell Thy ways, So full of light and life and love. Yet, Saviour, Thou shalt have full praise; We soon shall meet Thee on the cloud, We soon shall see Thee face to face, In glory praising as we would.

Have a blessed weekend with every blessing of the Lord.


The Meaning of the Tree of Life (2)


~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses ~~~~~~~~

John 1:4 In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.
10:10 I have come that they may have life and may have it
1 John 5:12 He who has the Son has the life; he who does not
have the Son of God does not have the life.

~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~

[Part 2 of 2]
The principle of the tree of life is dependence. Perhaps many
of you are not clear about this principle of dependence.
Allow me to use the illustration of graduation. Nearly
everyone reading this message has graduated from some kind of
school, either elementary school, high school, college, or
university. We may graduate from studying, but we should
never graduate from eating.

Furthermore, we cannot graduate from drinking water or from
breathing air. I encourage you to study well and to graduate
from school as soon as possible. However, I would never
encourage you to graduate from breathing, for if you do that
you will die.

What is the meaning of this? It means that knowledge creates
independence and that life demands dependence. Obtaining a
certain body of knowledge permits us to graduate and to act
independently. For example.after studying the art of cooking
under an expert chef, I will eventually become knowledgeable,
independent, and able to cook without the aid of my
instructor. However, in the things pertaining to life we can
never be independent. We are dependent upon life constantly.
I have been breathing since the day I was born, and I
continue to breathe twenty-four hours a day. I have never
graduated from breathing. I should not say, “I have practiced
enough breathing. Now I am an expert. I can teach you to
breathe, but I don’t need to breathe myself.” Regardless how
old we are, we remain dependent upon breathing because
breathing is a matter of life.


The Meaning of the Tree of Life (1) 

~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses ~~~~~~~~
Gen 2:9 And out of the ground Jehovah God caused to grow
every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food,
as well as the tree of life in the middle of the garden and
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.
~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~
[Part 1 of 2]
If we only read Genesis 2, we will be unable to understand
the meaning of the tree of life. However, the Gospel of John
reveals the life denoted by the tree of life in a concrete
way. John 1:4 says, “In Him was life,” and John 15:5 tells us
that the Lord Jesus is a vine tree. If we put these two
verses together, we will realize that Christ is the tree of
life. Jesus, the embodiment of God, is the tree of life.
Therefore, the tree of life in Genesis 2 is a symbol of God
as the source of life.

Besides this source, there is another tree, another source in
the universe-death. However, this tree is not called the tree
of death; it is called the tree of the knowledge of good and
evil. There is such a tree in this universe. These two trees
oppose one another, the tree of life denoting God as the
source of life, and the tree of knowledge signifying Satan as
the source of death. As God is the source of life, Satan is
the source of death. Therefore, in Genesis 2 we find two
sources signified by two trees.

Death begins with the tree of knowledge of good and evil and
ends with the lake of fire. Life begins with the tree of life
and ends at the New Jerusalem. Before we were saved, we were
on the line of death. After we were saved, we were put on the
line of life.



The Google Dictionary meaning- “A mistaken belief, especially one based on unsound arguments.” Example- The notion that the camera never lies is a fallacy. Synonyms- Misconception, mistaken belief, delusion, false notion, etc.
Biblical Examples-
She reasoned that perhaps she can build her family through Hagar. So she gave her to Abram as his wife. “So Sarai said to Abram, “Now behold, the LORD has prevented me from bearing [children]. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I will obtain children through her.” And Abram listened to the voice of Sarai. After Abram had lived ten years in the land of Canaan, Abram’s wife Sarai took Hagar the Egyptian, her maid, and gave her to her husband Abram as his wife” (Genesis 16:1,2).
But the result was disastrous. “He went in to Hagar, and she conceived; and when she saw that she had conceived, her mistress was despised in her sight” (Genesis 16:4).
2. Micah-
Micah had got made a graven and a molten image. He also got made an ephod and household idols, installed one of his sons as priest. “So when he returned the silver to his mother, his mother took two hundred [pieces] of silver and gave them to the silversmith who made them into a graven image and a molten image, and they were in the house of Micah. And the man Micah had a shrine and he made an ephod and household idols and consecrated one of his sons, that he might become his priest ( Judges 17:4,5).
All this was in direct contradiction to the Ten Commandments where God says, “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them….” (Exodus 20:4,5).
But Micah thought otherwise. “Then Micah said, “Now I know that the LORD will prosper me, seeing I have a Levite as priest”(Judges 17:3). He was greatly mistaken. Later his priest and his idols were taken away by the Danites (Judges 18:19,20).
3. Israelites-
a. They thought that as long as the ark of God was with them, victory was guaranteed. “When the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, “Why has the LORD defeated us today before the Philistines? Let us take to ourselves from Shiloh the ark of the covenant of the LORD, that it may come among us and deliver us from the power of our enemies…As the ark of the covenant of the LORD came into the camp, all Israel shouted with a great shout, so that the earth resounded” (1Samuel 4:3,5).
But it was their misunderstanding. The Israelites were defeated, Eli’s sons Hophni and Phinehas died in the battle, and ark was taken into captivity. “So the Philistines fought and Israel was defeated, and every man fled to his tent; and the slaughter was very great, for there fell of Israel thirty thousand foot soldiers. And the ark of God was taken; and the two sons of Eli, Hophni and Phinehas, died (1Samuel 4:10,11). Priest Eli and the wife of Phinehas died of sudden shock (1Samuel 4:18-20).
b. Later, in the history of Israel, they also thought that since the temple was in their midst, God will never allow his people to be taken into captivity. Prophet Jeremiah warned them, “Do not trust in deceptive words, saying, ‘This is the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD, the temple of the LORD’” (Jeremiah 7:4). Despite their false confidence, they went into captivity. “And the king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death at Riblah in the land of Hamath. So Judah was taken into exile out of its land” (Jeremiah 52:27).
c. In our Lord’s time, the Jews felt that all was well with them since they had Abraham as their father. John the Baptist warned them, “”Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance; and do not suppose that you can say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham for our father’; for I say to you that from these stones God is able to raise up children to Abraham”.
John the Baptist also warned them of their future predicament, “I say to you that many will come from east and west, and recline [at the table] with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of heaven; but the sons of the kingdom will be cast out into the outer darkness; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matthew 8:11,12).
What are the fallacies that we are having in our lives?
(Rev. Richard Masih, New Delhi)



Part -3.

When we open the gospel of John we see the eternality of our Lord , then equality and deity and humanity. We are led by the first part of the river in Genesis to the fine gold which speaks of the deity of our Lord and we see it’s display in every page of the gospel John. Nothing is broken in the gospel of John, the bread is NOT broken, the veil is NOT rent, when they came to Jesus, and saw that he was dead already, they brake NOT His legs, that the scripture should be fulfilled, a bone of Him shall NOT be broken. Again we read,  Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was NOT the net broken. The fourth face of Ezekial’s vision  is the eagle and it takes us to the gospel of John and we are introduced to the lofty height of eagle. Doth the eagle mount up at thy command, and make her nest on high? She dwelleth and abideth on the rock,….. her eyes behold afar off. Our Lord is the one who knows the end from the beginning and sees thro’, right from Eternity. Also we see the fourth person who walked along with faithful Hebrews of the fiery furnace is none other, but the Son of God. So John says, I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God.

His glory as eternal God with which gospel of John commences. We see Him in creation. All things are made by Him.The eternal word spoken in creation and we see the manifestation of the power of God. His power is unlimited and His wisdom is infinite. All things were made by Him; and without Him was not any thing made that was made. He was the origin of all things. The work of creation is attributed to Him by the apostle Paul and the writer to the Hebrews. Not only did He create all things; He also upholds all things by the word of His power. He is the original cause of creation, the reason of it’s existence, and the goal towards which it moves. All things have been created through Him and unto Him and for His pleasure they are and were. And without Him there can be no progress and no development. The eternal word spoken in creation, in incarnation and in redemption and the heart of God was revealed. The One who dwelt in the bosom of the Father, told Him out, exhibited Him, declared Him. In creation He spoke and it was done; He commanded and it stood fast. But in incarnation and redemption required that the Word should become flesh and tabernacle among men, moving from Bethlehem until Calvary where we see Him on the cross as the sin bearer. For He hath made Him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.  Who His own self bare our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. We’ll sing of the Shepherd that died, that died for the sake of the flock. His love to the utmost was tried, but firmly endured as a rock. When blood from a victim must flow. This Shepherd, by pity, was led to stand between us and the foes and willingly die in our stead. Our song then for ever should be, of the Shepherd who gave Himself thus; no subject’s so glorious as He, no theme’s so affecting to us. We’ll sing of such subjects alone. None other our tongues shall employ, till fully His love becomes known in yonder bright regions of joy. Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make us perfect in every good work to do His will, working in us that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be  glory for ever and ever. Amen.

Have a blessed weekend with Christo-centric Lord’s day.




We read of Him as the First and the Last in Rev.1:11,17,2:8,22:13.This title presents to us the glory of His deity. We have Him as the One who is before all, above all and after all. And the same title we read of Jehovah for three times in Isaiah  41:4,44:6,48:12.When we put these verses together we see Him standing before time, outside the history and before creation. The One who is eternal, the One who walked upon the sapphire stone of the sanctuary, is none other but God Himself.

There in eternity He was dwelling in co-equal eternal existence with God, but when He descended in the likeness of man, He dwelt with men. John could behold His glory as of the only begotten of the Father. Here we have His divine glory. John also could see the glory full of grace and truth. Here we have His moral glory.

In Ch.18 we see Him being rejected and condemned. When the betrayer came with soldiers, chief priests, Pharisees with lanterns and torches and weapons. He asked whom seek ye? They said Jesus of Nazareth. He said I am He. Unlike the first man in the garden, who was hiding, the second man, the Lord Jesus from heaven, did not hide in the garden, but we read that He “went forth” over the brook Kidron.18:1,4.The same expression we read of King David passing over the brook  Kidron twice in 2Sam.15:16,17 where we see King David is rejected. Here we find the One who is greater than King David is rejected. Also, we find here the revelation of Shekinah Glory. When our Lord said  “I am He” this title unveiled the Shekinah glory. They not only fell, but we read that they went backward and fell on the ground. Who can stand before the unveiled glory of our Lord? Seraphim veil their face at His transcend glory. When Isaiah saw the glory, he could acknowledge His sinfulness, Daniel and Ezekial and the group of disciples upon the holy mount in response to the sight of His glory, we see them falling. John in the Isle of Patmos at the unveiled glory of our Lord, fell on the ground. These feeble group of people along with Judas could not stand upright, they went backward and then fell. Here we see the fulfillment of Ps.27:2,40:14, “When the wicked, even mine enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they stumbled and fell”. Let them be ashamed and confounded together that seek after my soul to destroy it; let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me evil”.

Not only this, but we see Him in Luke gospel, falling on the ground  and kneeling down and praying. Here, in John’s Gospel we have Him standing upright in all His unveiled glory. Ps:37:37  Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright.. Again we see a  contrast…three fold  denial of Peter by saying when they questioned that you are one of His disciples, He said that “ I am not”, but our Lord said three times that “ I AM”. He went forth, knowing that all things that should come upon Him.

In continuation of His title, the first and the last, Alpha and Omega, Beginning and the Ending, the first and the last Greek alphabet, when we compare for example the English Alphabet, A and Z. Here we have first and the last letter. Take the entire world of English literature and the vocabularies, we could place them within this two boundaries. So to say that every thing commenced in Him, continue in Him and will be consummated by Him. So we read in John, “all things are made by Him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”. He is the creator, the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature:  For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones, or dominions,

or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him: And He is before all things, and by Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He might have the pre-eminence. For it pleased the father that in Him should all fullness dwell. Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

May the Lord help us to look beyond the dark and gloomy night, to wait for that blest hour when He will come in glory and all brightness and shall hear His blessed voice,” Arise, my love, my fair one, and come away” and to behold His glorious face and worship Him all eternity.

Have a blessed weekend.