Friday 4 November 2022


There are many people and organizations that are trying their best to stop the message of Jesus from reaching those who need it. There is a reason behind it. It is given in the Book of Romans, Chapter One, in the Bible:

“For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in (among) them, for God has shown it to them.” (Romans 1:18)

The opponents of Jesus are ungodly and unrighteous. The Book of John, Chapter 3, in the Bible says,

“For everyone practicing evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, that his deeds may be clearly seen, that they have been done in God.”

Jesus is the light. The Book of John, Chapter 1 says, “In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.”

That’s why His enemies must oppose Him and wish to see a situation where darkness rules, helping them hide their evil deeds. But the darkness cannot rule until and unless it overcomes the light – the thing that the Bible says it can never do.

Therefore, the fate of evildoers is sealed. They are destined for the wrath of God. This fate is terrible. The evil doers know it. But their ego so sets them against God that they would rather embrace their fate than to be in the good books of His for their own good.

So, what they try to do now is to bring other people to share their fate. Jesus was speaking exactly about people like these in the Book of Matthew, Chapter 23, when He said,

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut up the kingdom of heaven against men; for you neither go in yourselves, nor do you allow those who are entering to go in.”

The scribes and Pharisees were the people who were standard-bearers of religion in Jesus’ time. Always, in history, it is exactly such standard-bearers who use religion to serve their social, economic and political interests. Their talk is religious and actions irreligious to the extreme. In the same chapter of the Book of Matthew, Jesus also says this about them:

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel land and sea to win one proselyte, and when he is won, you make him twice as much a son of hell as yourselves.”

It is their spiritual jealousy that does not want to see others enter into life and live forever in unadulterated light (bliss) through Jesus.

Dear friend, God of the Bible has a plan to live with His people. He doesn’t want to live forever in His Heaven in ideal situation and leave the mankind to live in a place which is infinitely inferior to His. He loves you and wants you to be a part of His family, and to be with Him forever. It is the co-existence with God in the Kingdom of Heaven that is called moksha or salvation of the spirit.

As it is, nobody can achieve moksha by his own efforts in this world. That, exactly, is the reason why Jesus came into this world with a proposed deal between the mankind and Him. It was one of a kind bargain. Neither before nor afterward had the world ever witnessed such an unequal deal on the table. It was exactly this:

“Your sins are mine. I take the punishment of your sins on Myself on the cross and My righteousness is ascribed to you in the same way that your sins are to Me. My righteousness in you puts you in right standing with God; because now you are free from the bondage of sin. Now, you can be in the presence of God, and live. All you got to do is believe in Me and accept My sacrifice on your behalf.”

Your faith in Jesus is your signature on this divine deed. He has done His part. He is waiting for you to do yours. Think about this…