Saturday, March 31, 2012

The Gospel

I love Eric Ludy's teaching from Windsor, CO, the man teaches with a fierce heart and reflects the heartbeat of God. His short films as shared here from bravehearted thoughts series encapsulate the Gospel message just under in 12 minutes. Thank You Eric & his team for expressing it so creatively and more importantly with the urgency of the message that is at hand. 

What I like about Eric is his no beating around the bush attitude and always hitting the target with being "specific". We want to be men like that who proclaim the Gospel message without fear, on target as revealed by the power of the HOLY SPIRIT ....and it may turn offensive to many people, worldviews,  and surprisingly to even CHRISTIANS -

But the truth stands....."HE is the ONLY WAY". "JESUS IS THE ONLY WAY".

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Be Strong & Courageous - Rak Chazak!!!

When I left India almost 14 years ago, the Lord gave me a promise verse for my life from Joshua 1:6-9

6 Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. 7 “Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. 8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. 9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”

I just now am realizing the weight of the words "BE STRONG & COURAGEOUS" in its Hebrew "CHAZAK AMATS". Eric Ludy does an amazing job through his video blurbs on Braverheartedthoughts series to explain this. I am blessed and blasted by this....I can picture Yeshua standing on the last battle of the earth when Israel is surrounded by the nations of the earth and HE has ridden on the horse to protect HIS bride shouting "RAK CHAZAK ISRAEL". I picture him saying the same to his bride now, to each one of you now a promise in this ANCIENT WAR CRY!!!

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

"How Can I Give Thee Up"

Just one verse blows my mind and heart away, just one line from God's wooing heart to the children of Israel and addressed to me personally:

                                                   "How Can I Give Thee Up?"

And the latter part of the verse from Hosea Chapter 11 says "My heart is changed within me and all my compassion is aroused"

Nothing more and nothing less - God's goodness and kindness overwhelms me. He is the kindest person I have ever met.

Love and Blessings in Yeshua,

Sam Kurien

God I Look To You

I have not blogged for almost two months, the primary reason being I have started journal-ing and lot of my deep thoughts now go in there as I continue to practice the presence of God early morning, I love it and His Spirit though inside me, I know when His tangible presence shows up around and I know in the deep inner man I am beginning to become like Him and all I can say I love it. A lot of revelations come into my spirit and mind has lot of catching up to do...but what can I say LOVE HIM and LOVE ALL HIS WAYS FOR ME!

In the natural though it seems things are mundane, dreary, routine and would like to see things advancing at accelerated rates in my personal, corporate and Kingdom spheres we have to wait for everybody's pace and I know patience is built that way within myself and its a good thing. In all this my song for a few weeks has been allowing for His reign over all of my life and the song "God I look to you" from Bethel live is immensely blowing my socks away. Here are the lyrics and hope it blesses you all too...

“God I look to You
I won't be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God I look to You
You're where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

I will love You Lord my strength
And I will love you Lord my shield
And I will love You Lord my rock
Forever all my days I will love you God

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days Hallelujah

I keep looking at His face, I am searching for the deeper things of God and  I will not rest and I will give Him no rest be it in hidden-ness or revelation I look to His face and those who gaze upon his face as the psalmist says will not go ashamed or without.

Blessings & Shalom,

Sam Kurien