MATTHEW 1 : 24 & 25
Joseph accepted Mary as his wife and did not know her
till she had brought forth her firstborn!.
This means, Joseph abstained himself from the sexual
pleasure nearly for a year!
To ensure the holy birth of Jesus!
To ensure proper delivery!
Accepting Mary as his wife itself was a big challenge but,
in addition, abstaining from marital sex would have been
a tough challenge!
Even the old testament Joseph abstained himself from
the illegitimate sex; but the new testament Joseph went
an extra step by abstaining even from the legitimate sex!.
Think about that!
In a generation, where all kinds of sex are getting legalized,
where the pursuit of pleasure is projected as the only worthy
aim, where visual sex and virtual sex are the norms of the day,
and where premarital sex and extra marital sex are considered
as fashion, sacrificing even his legitimate pleasure for a period
for CHRIST’s sake is certainly a challenge to all of us!
Are we entrapped in the comfort zone mania because of our
pursuit of pleasure?
Do we justify the ‘convenio’ we are enjoying by declaring ” I
deserve it” arguments?
Do we erase the Christian principles of simplicity and sacrifice
from our vocabulary to accommodate comfort and prosperity?
Do we still believe the proper delivery of the WORD and the
pursuit of pleasure can coexist?
Wish to have an impact for CHRIST’s sake?
Don’t just get satisfied with abstaining from the wrong things;
Go ahead and learn to sacrifice even the right things!.
Sacrificing extra one or two hours of sleep so that to pray a
little extra, skipping one or two meals so that to meditate the
WORD a little extra, postponing some costly purchases so
that to support missions a little extra, Oh!
Nobody will tell you that these are mandatory, but the fine line
between the achievers and the orators in GOD’s kingdom is
drawn only with these little extras!
Live a life worthy of your calling!
MY SONS, DO NOT BE NEGLIGENT NOW, FOR THE LORD
HAS CHOSEN YOU TO STAND BEFORE HIM, TO SERVE
HIM, AND THAT YOU SHOULD MINISTER TO HIM AND BURN
INCENSE. ( II CHRONICLES 29 : 11 ).
Jacob’s family: 12 sons and only one daughter!
But a purposeless trip became a painful trap for her!
She just went to see the girls of that city; Time Pass!
She was seen by the prince of that place; As expected!
Love at first sight! Lust at second sight! Defilement!
Anger! Manipulation! Revenge! Honor killing!
The entire male population of that place was eliminated!
Even the prince who loved her got killed!
Poor Dinah! Who could have expected this kind of pain?
Even twelve brothers could not give her a bright future!
Just a trip? Time pass? Bay watching? Sight seeing?
Even after so many generations, the story remains the same!
Purposeless visit, peer pressure, defilement, addiction, abortion,
unwed mothers, fatherless kids, lifeless men, jealousy, revenge,
mental disorders, secret diseases, murder and suicide,
the torture of the trap seems endless!
Learn to respect your boundary!
Scrutinize your ‘time pass’ activities!
Be alert, next house or another continent, traps are everywhere!
Friends are important but your purity and future are more important!
Practice saying no to compromising invitations!
Stay away from experimentation and exploration!
Whenever feeling bored inside the house, remember Dinah!
Invest extra time in healthy hobbies!
And above all,
Without sincere prayer, never undertake any trip!
Let HIS WORD and SPIRIT be your companions!
Walk worthy of your calling!
DEAD FLIES PUTREFY THE PERFUMER’S
OINTMENT, AND CAUSE IT TO GIVE OFF A
FOUL ODOR; SO DOES A LITTLE FOLLY TO
ONE RESPECTED FOR WISDOM AND HONOR.
( ECCLESIASTES 10 : 1 )
JUDGES 16 : 4 – 21
Samson, the James Bond of Israel!
Watch his adventures;
the way he killed a lion with his bare hands just like killing a young goat
(JUDGES 14 : 6),
the ease with which he caught three hundred foxes and tied their tails together in pairs (JUDGES15: 4),
his ruthless killing of thirty men just to get some extra dress
(JUDGES 14 : 19),
using a new kind of mass destruction weapon, a jaw bone, and killing thousand philistines with it (JUDGES 15 : 15),
his strength to carry the city gates with its two posts(JUDGES 16:3)
his winsomeness to get a heroine from every place he visited, Timnah, Gaza or valley of Sorek,
the way his heroines were becoming double agents,
his ability to escape even in the last minute from his enemies,
and moving all alone as an one man’s army in the enemy’s territory,
Yes, it looks like the patent for all James bond movies were with
But there are two major differences between modern James Bond and our James Bond, Samson:
James Bond may not be praying but Samson prayed and at least twice it is recorded in the Bible, ( JUDGES 15 : 18 & 16 : 28 );
Further, in the climax, Samson died unlike the James Bond!
Because our James Bond had Vamp’s bond too!
This one man’s army was not a one woman’s man!
See how the senses of this JAMES BOND got dulled by the
His affection for Delilah blinded his eyes even before he lost his
vision in the hands of Philistines!
Three times she clearly expressed her desire to find the secret of
his strength and whenever he shared some reason the Philistines tried to exploit those reasons to overpower Samson; But not even once he doubted the link between his shared information and Philistines; not even once he asked himself how Philistines were able to reach Delilah’s house on time;
His senses were lulled and dulled and when the same nagging came
the fourth time, Samson shared the secret!
That day Delilah’s lap top toppled Samson;
Today the laptops are trying to topple us !
Those days Samson had to travel so much distance to sin;
These days a touch on the screen will bring Gaza to us!
Then Samson’s victories as well as sins were public;
Now, our victories are public and failures are secret!
Visiting unwanted sites, reading a contaminated page, secretly enjoying soft porn, indulging in double meaning chat, having multiple IDs and living in a fantasy world may seem to be so natural and so harmless for few days;
But remember, when you are slowly swimming in it, your senses also will be slowly dying and the Delilah will be trying her best to short circuit your power line!. Remember, Delilah was paid for that!
The end; Lost vision!
Some of us might have escaped from the trap of the enemy three
times but the next escape is not guaranteed, even if you are a
Don’t measure your spiritual maturity by your ability to kill a lion or to catch three hundred foxes or even by your talent of using a jawbone to kill thousands;
Your real maturity will be exhibited and exposed in the wilderness, in the dark room where no one else can see how your system responds to the systems!
Set aside anything and everything that dull your senses!
Renew your mind regularly by the WORD!
Remember, your enemy is not even in your backyard but in your closed room and the open screens!
If necessary, do all your system related works in an open room, where anyone can see what you are seeing and doing!
Don’t you know that you are a visionary?
THOSE WHO BELONG TO CHRIST JESUS HAVE
NAILED THE PASSIONS AND DESIRES OF THEIR
SINFUL NATURE TO HIS CROSS AND CRUCIFIED
THEM THERE ( GALATIANS 5 : 24 )
Scene 3: NUMBERS 2: 3 – 10
God gives instructions about the order to be followed;
Camping discipline; Warfare strategy;
But strangely the first born Reuben by-passed;
Judah shall lead from the east!, Reuben in the south!
A sharp cut and a strange order;
Scene 2: GENESIS 49 : 3 & 4.
Jacob’s final blessings to his twelve sons;
Just before his death; Sons eagerly waiting;
Starting with Reuben, carefully selected words;
‘First born; Jacob’s might, beginning of his strength’;
Oh, very good introduction; Jacob continues;
‘The excellency of dignity;
The excellency of power’.
Power; dignity; strength; might; the first born!,
Oh, what a combination, surely a special person!
Jacob is going to declare more than the double portion;
But, suddenly Jacob’s face and tone changes;
“Unstable as water; You shall not excel!” ;
A sharp cut and a strange curse;
Excellency of dignity and power, but he can not excel!
Reuben painfully listens, the next eleven sections;
All blessings! Curse only for Reuben the first born!
Not even to the brothers who schemed against Joseph!
Scene 1: GENESIS 42 : 37.
Joseph as a ruler in Egypt; Simeon in his custody;
The nine brothers are expected to bring Benjamin,
To prove their identity and to free Simeon;
Going back to their house, the first born Reuben,
Father of four sons trying to convince his father;
‘Send Benjamin with me, I will bring him back safely’
‘If not, kill my two sons’. Oh what a surety!
But, Jacob straightaway rejects that!
After some time, Judah proposes;
‘ If not, let me bear the blame forever’
Strangely his father accepts that!
“Life of two sons; or accepting the blame,
Which is an in- depth security?”
Reuben painfully asks himself.
A sharp cut and a strange rejection;
Scene 0 : GENESIS 35 : 22.
Why? Why only Reuben again and again?
You know it; Yes his sexual immorality;
Experimentation; Defiling the bed;
Behind the scene and the screen:
Do you know?. It is Reuben who prevented
his brothers from murdering Joseph!
So compassionate; so talented; So mighty;
So excellent; so powerful; so responsible;
Dignity; the first born Reuben;
Reuben means ‘ Behold a son!’
But, poor Reuben ‘ Behind a sin!’.
Want to excel in your calling?
Need one more message; no;
Write your own message; your own story;
By remembering sex infested poor Reuben!
BUT I SAY TO YOU THAT WHOEVER LOOKS AT
A WOMAN TO LUST FOR HER HAS ALREADY
COMMITTED ADULTERY WITH HER IN HIS HEART.
( MATTHEW 5 : 28 )
II SAMUEL 13 : 15 – 20.
A battle in David’s family;
The first born Amnon killed by the servants of the third son Absalom.
Same father but not the same mother, so bitterness natural; But,
Here the cause is not the throne ‘ who will succeed David?’
Some thing else or some one else; The beautiful Tamar!
The problem of premarital sex; fornication;
The confusing conflict between flesh and blood;
Mistaken identities of love and lust;
The consequence of no-focus life;
See Amnon, being the first born son of David, supposed to focus
on the kingdom activities. The national affairs; but his affair?
Yes, his eyes were on Tamar; No, not on Tamar’s character,
But on her beauty; his focus is only on her body; The lust
In fact, he was so distressed and became thinner day after day!
A crafty counsel and parental negligence brought Tamar to
the den of Amnon; Systematically executed date rape;
How David foolishly accepted the sinister demands of Amnon?
Is it because of his fall and the resulted family politics?
We don’t know; but a warning to Parents!
In sexual matters, in male-female bonding,
No relationship can be assumed as a reliable relationship;
No friendship can be accepted as a faithful friendship;
No age group can be acknowledged as a matured age group;
No spiritual troop can be appreciated as a holy spiritual troop;
The pull and push of lust hormones inside the human system;
Who can understand it? Who can explain or control it?
It crosses all the boundaries; all the reasoning and warnings;
Its ferociousness cannot be tamed till it devours its victim!
So Parents, with prayer and love, in your family garden,
Check, double check and cross check and do the weed pluck;
But the worst tragedy, the after effects; See Amnon!
After the devouring, he vomited Tamar;
The lecherous love becoming horrible hatred!
Result: Tamar remained desolate in Absalom’s house!
Consequence: Amnon got murdered after two years;
Absalom ran away from the kingdom; came back;
Rebelled against David, got killed; But Tamar?
The poor desolate Tamar, who can console her?
Special warning to girls!
Waiting for an invitation from Amnon & Co?
Mesmerized by the affection of love-sick Amnon?
Wish to sing ‘roses are red, violets are blue’?
Or I will paraphrase the above questions into a single question;
Want to be the next Tamar the desolate?
Go ahead, but just check the statistics!
Some Tamars married that Amnon and remained desolate;
Some Tamars married someone else and remained desolate;
The rest never got married but remained desolate!
Want to be happy ever after or desolate ever after?
True love will enrich, endear and engulf;
It will never entice, entrap and enslave;
That is just lust, lust to the core.
So flee from Amnon to GOD’S Presence;
Keep your purity as the gift for your would-be;
That is the challenge, only worthy challenge for all the girls;
Dear boys, the above warning is for you also!
But you have something extra; Don’t be an Amnon;
First accept the responsibility as a husband, then sex;
Don’t reverse the order; Don’t exploit a girl’s weakness;
The emotional scar of girls will scare them night and day;
Please don’t do that; Please understand; Please wait and pray;
Please respect a girl as a person; Please avoid all manipulations;
GOD will honor you; you shall be a blessing!
Dear parents, It is better to be labelled as a overprotective parent
then to be labelled as Parent of desolate Tamar; Do your part!
MARRIAGE IS HONORABLE AMONG ALL, AND
THE BED UNDEFILED; BUT FORNICATORS AND
ADULTERERS GOD WILL JUDGE (HEBREWS 13 : 4).
II SAMUEL 11 : 14 – 17.
Uriah the Hittite, not even an Israelite, but committed;
Committed to the king; committed to the Lord and His Ark;
Willing to sleep even in front of the king’s house;
Away from the battlefield physically, but not mentally;
Trustworthy, even to the extent of carrying his own death warrant;
In sense or not, keeping his work as his priority;
Surely deserve the king’s favor;
In the annual appraisal, a place of prominence ensured;
But this pitiable poor Uriah was subtly sidelined;
Silently silenced; craftily crushed; exceptionally eliminated;
The same old abominable story – illicit sex.
David, a man after God’s own heart!
Surely David didn’t expect that; Just a day’s affair;
Casual sex, few hours of live in relationship;
An afternoon of flirting and dating!
But read the Bible or even the newspaper, you will know,
The casual sex always ends as casualty sex!
But, how it started?
Just a walk, just a look, just like that;
Ugly manipulation; Obsessiveness; Undue favors;
Cold blooded murder; Indecent proposal; inert marriage;
David understood so many mysteries but not the simple chemistry;
The chemistry of explosive and dangerous combination of
The private parts of a female’s body and
The detonating darts of a male’s eyes!
The catalyst of cancerous chain reactions!
The consequence, a series of murders starting with Uriah;
In front of helpless David’s eyes, murder after murder;
Dear Ladies, that is why the way you dress becomes crucial;
Follow the fashion, but swallow the urge to expose a little extra;
Who knows, how many Uriahs are endangered by your expose?
Dear Gentlemen, that is why the way you see becomes crucial;
Even Job (31:1) made a covenant with his eyes!
Watch what you are watching; The sites and sights you crave for
Will ignite the virtual studio of the secret chambers of your mind
And in an opportune time will write the tragic screenplay of your life;
Who knows, how many Bathshebhas are entangled by your sight?
Poor David; Poor Bathsheba; Poor poor Uriah;
Few minutes of forbidden pleasure turned their life upside down;
Be warned; Just a walk; Just a talk; texting and sexting;
Mindless chatters and life shatters!
Married? Don’t push your life partner to an emotional coma by
your animal instincts with ‘I deserve something extra’ attitude!
Yet to get married? Don’t long for a live-in, one night fantasies;
Prepare yourself and wait in prayer for your life partner!
Remember, Live-In partner means you and that person;
But Life partner means GOD, you and that person;
Remember poor David; Remember poor Uriah;
Please cut, come back, repent and honor the marriage vows!
THE LORD HAS BEEN WITNESS BETWEEN YOU
AND THE WIFE OF YOUR YOUTH. …….. ……..
LET NONE DEALT TREACHEROUSLY WITH THE
WIFE OF HIS YOUTH. ( MALACHI 2 : 14 & 15 ).
MARK 6 : 23 – 28.
Daughter of Herodias; A peculiar character in the Bible.
Dancing to the tune of the musician, the first minute;
Dancing to the tune of a seductress, the next minute;
Dressed to dance, danced to kill, killed to satisfy her mother.
Just think about her talent, impressed the king and the crowd;
At that tender age, forced the king to dance to her tune;
Able to get a promise from the king ‘up to half of my kingdom’;
See her position; a victim of her mother’s adultery,
Separated from her father, emotionally wounded,
Carrying a stigma because of her mother;
The king’s promise; is it not an opportunity to take revenge?
One word from her can abort herodias’ abominable life.
At least freedom from Herodias and Herod, if not the revenge.
But this girl moves like a puppet; The power of illicit sex;
Dancing feet and dumb head; Active body and passive mind;
See the consequence; Getting her mother’s advice, good, but
After getting the advice just watch the girl; No shock, No fear;
She ran in quickly to apply the advice; Is it not cruel?
Sin brainwashed soul; No emotion; No feelings;
That is not the end; see the Scripture carefully;
She carried the head of John the Baptist on a platter;
Neither a servant nor a soldier, but this little girl,
Like a seasoned hit man so casually, so boldly;
The head and the blood did not disturb her;
The value and the meaning of life are alien to her;
How was it possible? Was she not cruel?, At this age;
Please don’t judge her; She is just an example;
An example from the vast crowd of robotic kids,
Whose emotions got damaged and diminished by the
sexual immorality of parents; Confused; wounded;
What a pity?, Please don’t judge her;
But judge yourself!
Married?, Check whether your sex life, physical and mental,
Is within the boundary of marriage? If not, remember that girl;
Single?, Check whether your sex life, physical and mental,
Is the gift assigned only to your life partner,
To be opened only after the covenant in His Presence?
Next time when your eyes and hands move towards that
Pornographic site, please remember that little girl ;
Next time when your mind tries to justify your premarital
Or extra marital affair, please remember that little girl;
So talented, so trained, but so poor, so week;
Excellent education, enormous wealth for our kids;
Is that not sufficient? Why bother about the secret life?
Please remember that little girl!
Please cut, come back, repent, honor your marriage vows;
Before your kids become like that poor little girl!
CAN A MAN TAKE FIRE TO HIS BOSOM,
AND HIS CLOTHES NOT BE BURNED? ( PROVERBS 6 : 27).