A Message from India
Dear Beloved in Christ,
We greet you all in the precious name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord who is rich in mercy and grace has wonderfully guided us, protected us all through the first half of this year and has enabled us to enter into the second half.
Let us lean on Him to lead us every single day in our life’s journey.
In Mark 11:20, we read of an incident where the fig tree that Jesus cursed earlier had withered. When the disciples looked at it they were amazed. Jesus responded to them saying, “Have faith in God.” By this Jesus emphasized that God’s people should have a deep seated, consistent, ongoing faith in God of who God is and what He can do. As people saved by the blood of Jesus, we should have the confidence that God is our Father, and as a Father He cares about every need in our life.
He is not a distant God; a disconnected deity without compassion and care for His people. Our God loves us, His children and He wants us to come to Him on the basis of simple childlike faith. He wants us to ask Him, He invites us to pray to Him and He promises to answer our prayers. Our Lord is faithful and He will never back away from a single promise He has given us.
First, faith in God allows us to BELIEVE the impossible. We can believe in God for the salvation of lost souls. He says in I Timothy 2:4 that He wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. We can have faith that God will meet our financial need that seems impossible to be met because He has promised in Philippians 4:19 that He will meet all our needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. We can have faith that He will grant us healing physically, emotionally and spiritually because He has promised that He is the Lord who heals us. (Exodus 15:26) The list goes on and on.
Second, faith in God allows us to RECEIVE the impossible. Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” The faith described in this verse is the absolute God given present confidence in a future reality. It is the conviction that what we have believed by faith is already ours, even though we cannot yet see it. So let us thank God for the power of genuine faith.
Some of us are “seeing” now the unseen things of tomorrow, through faith and are waiting for God to fulfill them all in His time. Some of us may be down in faith and may find it difficult to believe in God’s promises. Do not lose hope; hold on to God and trust Him. He will certainly bring one day what He has promised. Have faith in God!
Please uphold this ministry in your prayers as we face many challenges. Only by strong prayer support we can overcome them. Praying for all of you. God bless.
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Rajat Kumar Pani, PhD