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How to overcome this world

Jesus says, “I have overcome this world” (John 16:33)

How did he overcome this world? What did he overcome? When did he overcome? We might have this question when we pass this verse in Bible.

John clearly says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.” (1 John 2:15-17)

We can perceive from the above verse that world is full of

  1. Lust of the flesh
  2. Lust of the eyes
  3. Pride of life

These were not created by our Father, but it came from the world. All these are just temporary ones that arouses out of our mind in seconds, causes us to do some action which we are not ought to and ultimately ends us with breaking our relationship with God. In other way, we can notice that these temporary actions are just like a passing wind that gives us a mere temporary pleasure. No one gets satisfied doing actions that falls under these category. It creates longings in our spirit.

Remember? When God created the man, He commanded him, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:16-17)

But, “When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it.” (Genesis 3:6)

Eve’s heart was occupied with,

  1. Lust of the flesh – the fruit of the tree was good for food
  2. Lust of the eyes – pleasing to the eyes
  3. Pride of life – desirable for gaining wisdom

It should have just took few minutes to think and eat the fruit. But the entire mankind lost the relationship with God, received the Curses from Him instead.

It is common for a man to have trouble in heart or temptation. It is how he reacts to them. Is he trying to come out of it? or, is he trying to play around it?

 Even, Jesus met the same situation when he was completely worn out (40 days of fasting), the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, tell this stone to become bread.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Man shall not live on bread alone.’” The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor; it has been given to me, and I can give it to anyone I want to. If you worship me, it will all be yours.” Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.’” The devil led him to Jerusalem and had him stand on the highest point of the temple. “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down from here. For it is written: “ ‘He will command his angels concerning you to guard you carefully; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’” Jesus answered, “It is said: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” When the devil had finished all this tempting, he left him until an opportune time.

  1. Lust of the flesh – command this stone to become the bread
  2. Lust of the eyes – Kingdom of this world that you see will be yours
  3. Pride of life – Son of God, throw yourself down, Angels will guard you

We can see, in every attempt,  Jesus overcome each lust and pride with Verses that God promised us. Yes! That is how Jesus overcame these worldly lusts. He does the will of God.

We, children of God, should always make ourselves aware of this worldly behaviors and keep ourselves out of it. Just like Jesus won these, with his Blood, we can win any tribulation, any troubles, any temptation that the worldly devil brings us! For it is written, “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Have a victorious life! God Bless You!!


Extracted from a sermon by Bro. Kulandairaj

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பரிசத்த வாழ்க்கை

பரிசுத்தம் என்பது மிகுதியான சுத்தம் – பாவம் செய்யாமல், தேவன் நம்மிடம் எதிர்பார்க்கும் எதிர்பார்ப்புக்கு ஏற்ப வாழ்தல் ஆகும்.

தேவன் சொல்கிறார், “கர்த்தராகிய நான் பரிசுத்தராயிருக்கிறபடியினாலே நீங்களும் எனக்கேற்ற பரிசுத்தவான்களாயிருப்பீர்களாக” லேவியராகமம் 20:26

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இயேசு – ஜீவவிருட்சத்திற்கு போகும் வழி

மனிதன் பாவம் செய்தப்பின் ஜீவவிருட்சத்திற்கு போகும் வழியை கர்த்தர் மனுஷனை துரத்திவிட்டு காவல் வைத்தார். நன்மை தீமை அறியத்தக்க கனியை புசித்து மனிதன் தேவர்களை போல ஆகிவிடலாம் என்கிற அற்ப ஆசையை வாஞ்சித்து தேவனிடத்திலான உறவை இழந்தான். ஆவியிலே மரித்தான். சாபங்களை சம்பாதித்தான்.

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Jesus – Way to the Tree of Life

Once Adam and Eve ate the fruit from the tree of knowledge which God commanded not to eat (Genesis 2:17), God cursed the mankind and banished him from the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3:23). God also placed cherubim and a flaming sword flashing back and forth to guard the way to the tree of life (Genesis 3:24) preventing him to reach out his hand and take also from the tree of life and eat, and live forever.

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நமக்கு வரும் பிரச்சனைகளை எதிர்கொள்வது எப்படி?

அற்பவிசுவாசிகளே! ஏன் பயப்படுகிறீர்கள் என்று சொல்லி; எழுந்து, காற்றையும் கடலையும் அதட்டினார், உடனே, மிகுந்த அமைதல் உண்டாயிற்று.
மத்தேயு 8:26

இயேசு, சீஷர்களுடன் அக்கரைக்கு போகலாம் என்று கூறி படகில் ஏறி சென்றார். கப்பலின் பின்னணியத்தில் அவர் தலையணையைவைத்து நித்திரையாயிருந்த (மாற்கு 8:38) சமயத்தில், படவு அலைகளினால் மூடப்படத்தக்கதாய்க் கடலில் பெருங்காற்று உண்டாயிற்று. அப்பொழுது, அவருடைய சீஷர்கள் வந்து, அவரை எழுப்பி: ஆண்டவரே! எங்களை இரட்சியும், மடிந்துபோகிறோம் என்றார்கள். (மத்தேயு 8:24, 25). உடனே இயேசு அற்பவிசுவாசிகளே என்று சீஷர்களை கடிந்துகொண்டார். காரணம், அந்த சீஷர்களின் முன்னிலையில் தான் அநேக அற்புதங்களை இயேசு செய்தார். அவை எதுவும் மனிதனால் செய்ய முடியாதவையும் கூட.

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