Feb 29, 2012

Eli Wiesel - A Renowned Jewish TheologianFinds Maria

Wiesel finds Christ in Maria..

Many of you will recognize the name of Eli Wiesel, the renowned Jewish theologian and prolific author.
 In his book, All River Run To The Sea he tells of his family, living in Hungary during the dark days of the WWII. His family was waiting for their time to come, for the Nazis to arrive at their door and take them to labour camp.
 He talks about a peasant woman by the name of Maria.
Maria was almost like a member in the family. She was a Christian. During the early years of the war she continued to visit them, but eventually non-Jews were no longer allowed entrance to the ghettos.
That did not deter Maria.
She found her way through the barbed wire and brought Wiesel’s fruits, vegetables, and cheese. One day she came knocking at their door. There was a cabin that she had up in the hills. She wanted to take the children, of which Eli was one, and hide them there before the SOS came.
They decided after much debate to stay together as a family, although they were deeply moved at this gesture.
(Concentration Camp)
He writes of her:
“Dear Maria.
 If other Christians had acted like her, the trains rolling toward the unknown would have been less crowded.
If Priests and Pastors had raised their voices, if the Vatican had broken its silence, the enemy's hand would not have been so free.
But most thought only of themselves.
A Jewish home was barely emptied of its inhabitants before they descended like vultures.
 I think of Maria often, with affection and gratitude, he writes, and with wonder as well. This simple, uneducated woman stood taller that the city's intellectuals, dignitaries and clergy.
My father had many acquaintances and even friends in the Christian community, not one of them showed the strength of character of this peasant woman.

Of what value was their faith, their education, their social position, if it did not arouse their love.
 It was a simple and devout Christian woman who saved the town's honour.”
 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging Cymbal. If I have prophetic powers and a faith so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give everything I have to the poor, but have not love, I am nothing.
 Friends, how often do we concentrate on the pedantic rather than the profound.
 If we do not go forth from worship to love people, to extend a helping hand, to show mercy, to offer compassion for those who are hurting, then what are we about?
Take away love, and all you have left is just a big building.
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Feb 28, 2012

Who Will Be Next C.E.O?

A successful businessman was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said, "It is time for me to step down and choose the next C.E.O. I have decided to choose one of you." The young executives were shocked, but the boss continued. "I am going to give each one of you a SEED today - one very special SEED. I want you to plant the seed, water it, and come back here one year from today with what you have grown from the seed I have given you. I will then judge the plants that you bring, and the one I choose will be the next C.E.O." One man, named Jim, was there that day and he, like the others, received a seed. He went home and excitedly told his wife the story. She helped him get a pot, soil and compost and he planted the seed. Every day he would water it and watch to see if it had grown. After about three weeks, some of the other executives began to talk about their seeds and the plants that were beginning to grow. Jim kept checking his seed but nothing ever grew. Three weeks, four weeks, five weeks went by, still nothing.

Everyone else had trees and tall plants, but he had nothing. Jim didn't say anything to his colleagues, however, he just kept watering and fertilizing the soil - he wanted the seed to grow. A year finally went by and all the young executives of the company brought their plants to the C.E.O. for inspection. Jim told his wife that he wasn't going to take an empty pot. But she asked him to be honest about what happened. He took his empty pot to the boardroom. When Jim arrived, he was amazed at the variety of plants grown by the other executives. They were beautiful -- in all shapes and sizes. Jim put his empty pot on the floor and many of his colleagues laughed, a few felt sorry for him! When the C.E.O. arrived, he surveyed the room and greeted his young executives. Jim just tried to hide in the back. "My, what great plants, trees, and flowers you have grown," said the C.E.O. "Today one of you will be appointed the next C.E.O.!" All of a sudden, the C.E.O. spotted Jim at the back of the room with his empty pot. He ordered the Financial Director to bring him to the front. Jim was terrified. He thought, "The C.E.O. knows I'm a failure! Maybe he will have me fired!" When Jim got to the front, the C.E.O. asked him what had happened to his seed - Jim told him the story.

The C.E.O. asked everyone to sit down except Jim. He looked at Jim, and then announced to the young executives, "Behold your next Chief Executive Officer! His name is Jim!" Jim couldn't believe it. Jim couldn't even grow his seed. "How could he be the new C.E.O.?" the others said. Then the C.E.O. said, "One year ago today, I gave everyone in this room a seed. I told you to take the seed, plant it, water it, and bring it back to me today. But I gave you all boiled seeds; they were dead - it was not possible for them to grow. All of you, except Jim, have brought me trees and plants and flowers. When you found that the seed would not grow, you substituted another seed for the one I gave you. Jim was the only one with the courage and honesty to bring me a pot with my seed in it. Therefore, he is the one who will be the new Chief Executive Officer!" Proverbs 4:18; The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day.

How to make Mumbai free of prostitution update 29th feb 2012 update

Please find below an article from Mumbai Mirror, dated 27 Feb 2012, page 7. Mr. Vasant Dhoble, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) is in charge of Socilal Service Branch of Mumbai Ploce. He conducts several raids in Dance bars and Red Light areas. Please read the article and pray for him:
Miffed by raids, bar owners send contract killer after ACP
Intelligence sources informed Police that the supari killer has been offered Rs. 1 crore.
In a desperate attempt to keep their business afloat, some dance bar owners in the city have hired a supari killer to go after after a cop, who has been conducting a series of raids on their bars. ACO Vasant Dhoble of the social service branch of Mumbai Police said that he won’t back off because of the threat.
For almost a year now, hundreds of dance bar owners tried to get Dhoble transferred or kicked of the force by filling countless complaints against him, accusing him of corruption, and malpractices. A Police officer said that they felt that their Rs. 3500 crore industry was threatened by the raids Dhoble had been carrying out ever since he began heading the social service branch, after Arup Patnaik took over as Commissioner.
Dhoble has not backed down even though he has been offered bribes to stay away from the bars, said a Police officer. He added that most of these bars are involved in prostitution rackets and other unscrupulous activities and the raids by Dhoble’s team were creating a hindrance. Another senior officer on the condition of anonymity said, Dhoble has been very active. News of the supari contract is proof of his good works as only those who perform attract these kind of threats.
The ACP is the only officer in the Department who has over 100 court case filed against him. Every day a number of allegations pile up against Dhoble and Police say that the dance bar owners have tried to use their political connections to get him expelled, as well. However so far none of the allegations against him have been proven to be true.
When contacted, ACP Dhoble said, “I will not be scared off by such tactics. I consider each day as my last in the force and will carry on with my work. If I get suspended, I will consider it a long leave, and if I am dismissed, I will consider ii as my day of retirement”.
There are around 325 orchestra bars, ghazal bars, beer bars and night clubs in the city. If a bar is involved in prostitution and other rackets, the revenue in prostitution it brings in is between Rs. 75 lakh and Rs. 1 crore per day. Dhoble is said to have raided over 150 bars in the last ten months. SSB records show that the department has made 1634 arrests and rescued 604 girls, of whom 10 were minors.
 From Mumbai Mirror    Monday Feb 27, 2012, Page 7

Picture of a Prophet by the author of why revival tarries

The prophet in his day is fully accepted of God and totally rejected by men.
Years back, Dr. Gregory Mantle was right when he said,
"No man can be fully accepted until he is totally rejected."

The prophet of the Lord is aware of both these experiences. They are his "brand name."

The group, challenged by the prophet because they are smug and comfortably insulated from a perishing world in their warm but untested theology, is not likely to vote him "Man of the year" when he refers to them as habituates of the synagogue of Satan!

The prophet comes to set up that which is upset.


His work is to call into line those who are out of line!

He is unpopular because he opposes the popular in morality and spirituality.

In a day of faceless politicians and voiceless preachers, there is not a more urgent national need than that we cry to God for a prophet! The function of the prophet, as Austin-Sparks once said, "has almost always been that of recovery."

The prophet is God's detective seeking for a lost treasure.

The degree of his effectiveness is determined by his measure of unpopularity. Compromise is not known to him.

He has no price tags.
He is totally "otherworldly."
He is unquestionably controversial and unpardonably hostile.
He marches to another drummer!
He breathes the rarefied air of inspiration.
He is a "seer" who comes to lead the blind.
He lives in the heights of God and comes into the valley with a "thus saith the Lord."
He shares some of the foreknowledge of God and so is aware of impending judgment.
He lives in "splendid isolation."


He is forthright and outright, but he claims no birthright.
His message is "repent, be reconciled to God or else...!"
His prophecies are parried.
His truth brings torment, but his voice is never void.
He is the villain of today and the hero of tomorrow.
He is excommunicated while alive and exalted when dead!
He is dishonoured with epithets when breathing and honoured with epitaphs when dead.


He is a schoolmaster to bring us to Christ, but few "make the grade" in his class.
He is friendless while living and famous when dead.
He is against the establishment in ministry; then he is established as a saint by posterity.
He eats daily the bread of affliction while he ministers, but he feeds the Bread of Life to those who listen.
He walks before men for days but has walked before God for years.

He is a scourge to the nation before he is scourged by the nation.
He announces, pronounces, and denounces!

He has a heart like a volcano and his words are as fire.
He talks to men about God.


He carries the lamp of truth amongst heretics while he is lampooned by men.
He faces God before he faces men, but he is self-effacing.
He hides with God in the secret place, but he has nothing to hide in
the marketplace.

He is naturally sensitive but supernaturally spiritual.
He has passion, purpose and pugnacity.
He is ordained of God but disdained by men.

Our national need at this hour is not that the dollar recover its strength, or that we save face over the Watergate affair, or that we find the answer to the ecology problem.

We need a God-sent prophet!
I am bombarded with talk or letters about the coming shortages in our national life: bread, fuel, energy.

I read between the lines from people not practiced in scaring folk. They feel that the "seven years of plenty" are over for us. The "seven years of famine" are ahead. But the greatest famine of all in this nation at this given moment is a


Millions have been spent on evangelism in the last twenty-five years. Hundreds of gospel messages streak through the air over the nation every day. Crusades have been held; healing meetings have made a vital contribution.

 "Come-outers" have "come out" and settled, too, without a nation-shaking revival.

Organizers we have. Skilled preachers abound. Multi-million dollar Christian organizations straddle the nation. BUT where, oh where, is the prophet?

Where are the incandescent men fresh from the holy place?


 Where is the Moses to plead in fasting before the holiness of the Lord for our mouldy morality, our political perfidy, and sour and sick spirituality?

God's Men Are In Hiding Until The Day Of Their Showing Forth.

 They will come. The prophet is violated during his ministry, but he is vindicated by history.

There is a terrible vacuum in evangelical Christianity today. The missing person in our ranks is the prophet. The man with a terrible earnestness. The man totally otherworldly. The man rejected by other men, even other good men, because they consider him too austere, too severely committed, too negative and unsociable.

Let him be as plain as John the Baptist.
Let him for a season be a voice crying in the wilderness of modern theology and stagnant "churchianity." 
Let him be as selfless as Paul the apostle.
Let him, too, say and live, "This ONE thing I do."


Let him reject ecclesiastical favours.
Let him be self-abasing, nonself-seeking, nonself-projecting, nonself- righteous, nonself-glorying, nonself-promoting.
Let him say nothing that will draw men to himself but only that which will move men to God.

Let him come daily from the throne room of a holy God, the place where he has received the order of the day.

Let him, under God, unstop the ears of the millions who are deaf through the clatter of shekels milked from this hour of material mesmerism.

Let him cry with a voice this century has not heard because he has seen a vision no man in this century has seen.

God send us this Moses to lead us from the wilderness of crass materialism, where the rattlesnakes of lust bite us and where enlightened men, totally blind spiritually, lead us to an ever-nearing Armageddon.

God have mercy! Send us PROPHETS!


- Leonard Ravenhill

Feb 24, 2012

Boasting : I don’t boast?

Let’s Check..


Boasting means : To glorify oneself in speech; talk in a self-admiring way.
                                                                                            To speak with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.
                                                                                                          A cause for pride.

Boasting is not a negative word as it’s been mostly misinterpreted in today’s world. Boasting has its own right and wrong reasons.

As believers we need to know the part we function or associate with.

Many among us are unaware of the way we directly or indirectly boast/involve ourselves in our own Christian boasting language.

Some Boast Check-Up’s:

1.)   Do I feel better in comparing myself with my unsaved/yet to be saved friend/companion/neighbour/colleague?
(In other words have i forgotten that it’s by grace i have been saved.)

2.)  Do I vehemently boast about my Church (denomination, size, appearance etc..)?

3.)  Do I Project the ministry the Lord had placed more than the Lord Himself?

4.)  Do I boast about a Particular Person (Your Church Pastor/A Missionary/A Fellow friend etc..) more than our Lord?

5.)  Do I value any relationship as precious and better compared to the relationship with the Son of God?

6.)  Do i make a ruckus about the gifts/authorities/responsibilities which the Lord has granted to you for building His Body?

7.)  Do I boast about my giving to the Lord’ work?
(For all we have is from Him... and what can we give Him back)..

8.)  Do I boast about my 21 days/40 days/ any number of days fasting and praying?

9.)  Do i boast about my Prayer life?

10.)                Do I consider one person in my fellowship/Church better than another based on his\her gifts or talents?
(Or in other words Do I see every person within the Church as the Lord sees him\her)

11.) Do I offend the rise/growth of a person by fearing to lose the leadership hold/any other position i am granted with?

12.)                Am I ready to give up anything, anywhere at any time for the Lord sake when the time comes?

13.)                Am i really serious about following the One who called me out of darkness or rather make an empty boast of Him?

Be genuine to answer all.... Now comes the only right part......

The Only right boasting is:

Apostle paul writes:

1.     “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” ... 1 Corinthians 1:31

2.  May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. Gal 6 -14

Feb 23, 2012

Holy land tour

Promised Land Ministries.
Piligrim tour to the holy land

Assemble at Hyderabad international air port at 10.00 on day to take the flight FZ436 (flight Dubai) Dep at 2:55to arrive at Dubai terminal 5:15. Of Dubai time transit take the onward flight to FZ147 and reach Amman at 22:50 of Amman time meet our representative. Breakfast will be provided in the flight and the lunch will be provided in the air port and dinner will be served in the flight. Our representative will complete the formalities and check in to hotel in Amman for dinner and overnight stay.
Day -2 
After Breakfast check out from the hotel with language and drive to Mt.Nebo from which Moses saw the promised land before he died (where the lord took Moses , showed him the promised land at a distance –Deuteronomy34:1-12)Mt. mecawar (where john the Baptist headed was beheaded in the place of herod Antipas Mathew14:1-12. . Visit ancient church having old Mosaic a top the mount later visit the madhabha church having mosaic of ancient Jerusalem. After lunch proceed to sheikh Hussein bridge pass through mountains of gilboa where soul and his children are killed by philistines(1samuel 31:1-13) crossing jabbok river (where Jacob wrestled with angels –Genesiss32:22-32).
After the immigration formalities proceed to canna to visit the ancient wedding church where Jesus performed the first miracle turning water into wine (john2:1)
    After breakfast check out from the hotel drive to Nazareth to the church of Annunciation which incorporates the cave in which the virgin Mary received the news from Gabriel that she would give birth to Jesus, Joseph s work shop the supposed location of St, Joseph carpenter shop and marrys well where marry would have fetched water on a regular basis. and then proceed to Mt tabor which is believed to be the site of the transfiguration of Christ(matt17:1-9)and the sight for the battle between Barak and the army of jabin commanded by sisera(judges4:6-7). by going to the pools of Bait Hasda, where Jesus held the crippled man.

After lunch continue the tour to Galilee area starting at Mt. of beatitudes where Jesus delivered his first sermon (Matt5:1-5)and then proceed to church of primacy of peter, the site where after his resurrection
Jesus meet with his disciples and told peter feed my sheep Feed my lambs’. visit to tabgha the site of multiplication of loaves and sishes9mark 6:34-44) from there visit Capernaum where Jesus began his Galilean ministry, visit the synagogue, which dates to the time of Jesus and and the site of peters home later enjoy boat ride across the sea of Galilee where Jesus did his miracle by walking on the water (john6:16-19-21) and stopping the winds and the wavesmath:14-31.yaradenit the site commemorating the baptism of Jesus by his cousin john. Later proceed to Bethlehem for dinner and overnight stay.
After breakfast at the hotel visit shepherd field the fields identified since ancient times with the shepherds who are advised by the angle (Luke 2:8-18.then free time for shopping in a souvenir shop. Later visit church of nativity, which is the place of Christ birth(Luke 2:7) and the milk grotto where Mary is said to have nursed Jesus. After lunch visit garden tomb which is believed by many to be the location where Jesus Christ was laid after his crucifixion and rose from the death. Continue the tour to visit the pool of Bethesda. Where Jesus healed a lay man and crusader church of St Anne. After this follow the stations of the cross via dolorosa to Pilates judgment hall .the chapel of the flagellation lithostrotos the eccehoma arc(john19:13) where Jesus was tired before Pilate (mark15:6)then pass through the old city bazaars Golgotha or church of the holy scpulcher that stands on a site that encompasses Golgotha or Calvary where Jesus was crucified and the holy sepulcher (tomb) where he was buried. Then proceed to visit Wailing Wall where the faithful Jews cry their petition to god. Then al aqsa mosque, drive to Ein Kareem to visit the to visit the church of visitation where the pregnennet Mary visited her pregnant cousin Elizabeth and stayed for three months (luke1:560and church of st. john the Baptist, which commemorate the birth of the john the Baptist. Later drive to the top of Mt. of olives for a panoramic view of the Jerusalem .From there you can have the pitcturesquare view of famous AL AKSA MOSQUE and the Dome of the rock.      VISIT chapel of the ascension that is believed to mark the place where Jesus ascended into heaven (Luke 24:50-51). Church of paster noster where it is supposed Jesus taught disciples the lord’s prayer our father(matt6:9-13). Tracing the footsteps of the Jesus stroll down the palm Sunday road to the chapel of dornimous flevit where it is believed that Christ wept as he foresaw the fate of Jerusalem(luke19:14). From there continue to the Garden Of Gethsemane and BASILICA OF THE AGONY that is believed to be where Jesus prayed on the night of his arrest(matt 26:36) dinner and overnight stay.

Day -5  
After Breakfast , check out from the hotel and drive to Mt .Zion via kidrone valley to visit the church of St. peters in Galicantu to commemorate peter’s triple rejection of Jesus and his subsequent remorse (Luke22:54-62). Also visit Dormition Abbey where it is believed that Mother Mary was taken from here directly to the heaven. The last supper room where Jesus shared the last supper with disciples (Mark14:12-15) and king David tomb where king David was buried (1king2:10) later continue your journey to Jericho, the old city on the earth to visit traditional SYCAMORE TREE associated with the story of zaccheaus (luke19:4)and view from a distance MT. OF  TEMTATION where Jesus was tempted by the devil (luke4:1-13) QUMRAN CAVES where john he Baptist lived and famous dead sea scrolls found in the caves ).then drive to dead sea for an optional to swim . Drive to Bethany to visit the ancient church and tomb of Lazarus. Whom Jesus raised from the death (john 11:38-44). Later drive to taba boarder terminal from where we cross over to Egypt side where our representative will meet and drive you to St.Catherine City on Sinai .On arrival into the hotel at St. Catherine. Dinner and over night stay.
Day -6
Early morning climb to the top of the Mt.Sinai to visit the old church of Moses where Moses received the ten commandments9Exodus 24:12) after late breakfast later in the morning, check out from the hotel and proced to visit St.Catherine Montisory fountain of Moses and the chapel of the burning bush . Later take a drive to Cairo. On the way you can see red sea, the famous Suez canal tunnel and springs of moses.,mara,proced to visit Elim pas through the wilderness of sin and reach Raphadim. And reach Cairo in the evening check into hotel in Cairo and dinner and overnight stay.
After Breakfast full day tour to the church of the holy family where the holy family stayed in a cave for some time and the Egyptian Museum, After lunch continue to Giza to visit the 4500year old pyramids and sphinx .After check into hotel Nile river (the worlds oldest and longest river0 Cruise dinner with cultural Entertainment. Over night at hotel.

Day -8   
After Breakfast check out from the hotel visiting old churches in Cairo and  proceed to view saladin citadel, heropolies, city of the dead, roman aqueduct and city tour and proceed to Alexandria to catch return flight to Dubai. By flight Fz176at 00.30to reach Dubai at 6.10in the morning.
After Breakfast, complete the immigration formalities proceed to Dubai tour  starts by 8am followed by, proceeding to sharjah city tour. After finishing that followed by lunch at Indian Restaurant, proceed to visit to Burj Khalifa after that proceed to shopping malls after finishing the tour return back to Air port to catch return flight at fz-435 at 21:05 to reach Hyderabad .
Day -10
Arrive Hyderabad in the early morning.
Tour  Ends
Tour cost:65,000/-
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Cost Includes
Ø  Economy class Air fare Ex Hyderabad.
Ø  Hotel accommodation as per the Itinerary.
Ø  Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.
Ø  Sightseeing as mentioned in the itinerary.
Ø  All enterance3 fees included in Israel, Egypt and Amman.
Ø  Luxury a/c coach with English speaking govt. licensed guide.
Ø  Israel, Egypt and Jordan Visa.
Ø  Israel, Egypt and Jordan Border taxes.
Ø  Services of an experienced Tour Manager.
Ø One bottle of mineral water will be provided during the trip.
Cost does not include:
         The cost of the passport
         Additional meals other than specified in the itinerary.
         Food and Drinks not forming part of group menus
         Laundry, beverages, telephone charges
          Tips, porterageto guide and Driver
         Any thing which is not included in the cost includes.
All passengers must travel together on the out bound journey. Changes in return journey dates are subject to confirmation. Hotel/Flight price subject to change with/without notice.
Subject to RBI regulations.
A non refundable deposit of Rs 30,000/- has to paid at the time of booking. Passengers are responsible for any illness/ injuries that occur during travel.
Taking a medical insurance policy before the tour is advisable.


Ø  Climate in Egypt , Israel and  Amman is moderate.
Ø  Clothing-normal clothes for all temperatures for 9days.
Ø  Woolen cloths recommended.
Ø  Comfortable footwear (sports shoes recommended).
Ø  Medicines for personal Ailments.(prescription for steroids constant medicines).
Ø  Mug as toilets has only tissue paper.
Ø  Shorts/night tie, Towels for Dead sea (the clothes are not reusable it will be discarded)Type of food breakfast,lunchand dinner continental type.
Ø  Snacks during the journey.
Ø  Baggage inclusions—no valuables.
Ø  Foreign exchange in 250$to Max 10,000$per person.(upto $2000in currency the balance in travel cheque only).
Ø  To hold foreign exchange with bills and to be endorced on passport.
Ø  Indian currency of Rs100 or lesser denomination, maximum limit of Rs 2500/-per person.
Ø  Please do not carry fruits, vegetables or meat items.
Ø  Carry Bible, Devotional song book, prayer book etc.
Ø  Baggage Max 27kgs (20kgsin luggage&7Kg cabin baggage.

Promised Land Ministries.
 Plot No 576,S.K.D Nagar, B.N.Reddy Vanasthalipuram.- 500 070.
Mobile:- 00-91-8008461631,   00-91-9573111100 
              +91 7893195111.

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