Thursday, July 5, 2018

17th National Catholic Charismatic Convention 2018

The Charismatic Renewal Movement known as the Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CSR) has been the fastest spreading renewal and revival movement in the Church worldwide since the past few decades. National Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services (NCCRS) is functioning as the country branch of CSR and is responsible for coordinating all renewal activities in the Indian Church. 

The National Service Team of NCCRS is gearing up to organize the XVII National Catholic Charismatic Convention in collaboration with Shillong Service Team on 19th (Friday), 20th (Saturday) and 21st (Sunday) of October, 2018. Timings: 9.00 AM to 04.30 PM. Venue of the Convention is the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians at Laitumkhrah in Shillong of Meghalaya State.

The theme of the mega event is taken from the Bible verse Romans 12:11; "Do not lag in zeal, but be ardent in Spirit and serve the Lord."

Most Rev. Dominic Jala SDB (Arch Bishop of Shillong) and Most Rev Victor Lyngdoh (Bishop of Jowai) are the patrons of the event.

Though this event collects Rs 1000 as registration fees, Rs 1000 for food and Rs 2000 for food and accommodation, this is a rare opportunity for all Charismatic leaders and other members.

More details can be obtained by contacting the phone numbers listed below.

National Charismatic Office (New Delhi) phone number: 011-42133305 / 06

Shillong Charismatic Service team phone numbers: 7005051153, 8837259765

Friday, June 22, 2018

Why do Catholics venerate Mother Mary and Pray to Her?

Why do the Catholics venerate the Blessed Virgin Mary and Pray to Her? Is it not idol worship? Why to honor Mary and Saints? Why so much importance is given to the devotion of Mother Mary in Catholic Church? 

These are questions frequently asked by most Christians belonging to Protestant / Pentecostal denominations. Sometimes this question arises in the minds of even Catholics who are active in Charismatic Prayer movements. When Lord Jesus is our intercessor, why do we need the aid of other mediators? Answers to these questions are given by many anointed persons who have received numerous blessing through the intervention of Blessed Mother Mary. As I am also one of the billions of devotees who continue to receive innumerable blessing of the Lord through Mother Mary (even though I too had been nurturing the above mentioned doubts for a long time in life), I proudly and gladly wish to share the Divine Promptings by the Holy Spirit of God about Mother Mary.

I don't intend to explain in this post who Mother Mary is to those people who do not know who Lord Jesus Christ is. I am very sure that whoever truly Believes in the Saviour of the humanity Jesus Christ and the Holy Word of God will easily become ardent devotees of the Blessed Mother of God, if they meditate (with openness) certain events / versus in the Holy Bible.

Though there are many incidents and circumstances in the Holy Bible that command and warrant special devotion and veneration to the Blessed Mother Mary, in my opinion the wedding event at Cana is more than enough to understand the preeminence of the 'humble woman' chosen by the Almighty God, before the ages to be HIS Mother when HE is to take incarnation as a man to redeem the mankind in the fullness of time. 

As I stated above, if you have an open heart to know the Holy Will of God about respecting HIS Mother, please read the below narrated Biblical Passage (John 2:1-11) several times meditatively. Remember, if you already have your own presupposition (fed by some persons) in this matter, you will never get to know God's Wish.

On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there; and both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding. When the wine ran out at the wedding, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does that have to do with us? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were six stone water pots set there for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each. Jesus said to them, “Fill the water-pots with water.” So they filled them up to the brim. And He said to them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” So they took it to him. When the headwaiter tasted the water which had become wine, and did not know where it came from (but the servants who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter called the bridegroom, and said to him, “Every man serves the good wine first, and when the people have drunk freely, then he serves the poorer quality wine;but you have kept the good wine until now.” This beginning of His signs Jesus did in Cana of Galilee, and manifested His glory, and His disciples believed in Him. 

In the above passage in the 'Word of God' we see the Lord saying that His hour had not yet come. Yes, the Lord can never and will never commit an err. Even though His time had not yet come for His self-manifestation and to perform the first miracle, At the request of His Mother, He makes the marriage venue at Cana for His Manifestation and acts immediately! In other words, if I say Mother Mary also played a significant role in planning and executing the redemption mission of Lord Jesus, can you refute it?

We see in the 10 commandments given by God, after the first 3 pertaining to God, the fourth one is to honour one's parents (father and mother). When God wants the people to give utmost respect to their father and mother, how can we expect God to not respect His own Father and Mother? In other words, when God who is pleased when you and me respect our worldly parents (who are sinners), how much more will He not be delighted when we venerate His dear and most Blessed Mother who is 'Full of Grace' and capable of filling others with Holy Spirit with her mere presence and by just making a verbal greeting?

In the Holy Gospel of Luke Chapter 1 verse 43 we see St Elizabeth (the mother of John the Baptist-who got special privilege to prepare the way for the Lord and to baptize Him-) filled with the Holy Spirit of God asks Mother Mary, 'And why is this granted to me that the mother of my Lord should come to me?' (Lk 1:43)

After meditating and reading the above passage and after seeing an elderly and saintly person filled with the Holy Spirit venerating and proclaiming and declaring a universal Truth that the humble and Holy woman who carried the Son of God in her womb, is the Mother of her Lord (God), all people under the sun who believe in the God of Baptist John, Zachariah and Elizabeth and who believe in the Most Holy Spirit of God, will surely believe that Blessed Virgin Mary is the Mother of their Lord Jesus (true God incarnated and assumed human form) and deserves very high veneration and honor. Still if anyone has difficulty in accepting her as the Mother of God, I feel pity for that person and am afraid that he/she is possessed by some evil spirits that hate and oppose Blessed Virgin Mother's special authority granted by the Most High God to crush the head of satan! May the Mother of God pray for that person to gain vision..!



Thursday, June 14, 2018

How to go to Heaven without Purgatory? Easy shortcuts to Heaven!

(image courtesy: catholicismpure.wordpress.com)
The saddest and most unfortunate of all things about the human beings is that they never like or bother to think or talk about death, though everyone knows that death is an inevitable fact. The people who toil hard for amassing wealth for the sake of this world's life, without ever minding about the life immediately after death, deserve pity. Whether you believe it or not, you who are reading this article and me the one who is writing this will all very surely die...! 

No science or scientist could ever predict the day or hour of his death. We have been seeing the sudden demise of many top leaders and rich celebrities. Many famous doctors who helped to extend the lives of many people, unfortunately could not do anything to extend their own lives.... Death has no discrimination of any kind, whether rich or poor, young or old, handsome or ugly, healthy or weak, everyone born on this earth will be visited by death ... without any notice!

You and me are lucky as we got an opportunity to ponder about death when we are very much alive and sound. Just think about the person who died on the spot, the other day in the road accident. Or those people who died suddenly and unexpectedly in the natural calamity! What would be the condition of his/their soul/s..? Did he/they get a chance to welcome death with due preparation? Lets pray and strive that no one encounters death in such a condition without any preparation. Because the eternal Life that starts immediately after death is a real fact and it has NO END..!

What the Catholic Church teaches about the Particular Judgement on the spot of the death bed, is true and final. It is up to each individual whether to believe it or not. Through many Mystics and Saints God has given a number of revelations and visions to underline the existence  of Heaven, Purgatory and hell. The bliss and ecstasy experienced in Heaven or the awful and dreadful sufferings experienced in Purgatory or hell is not conceivable or imaginable in our human understanding. It is the wish of the Heavenly Father that all HIS Children should reach HIS Kingdom to live with Him for ever.... 

According to the revelations given to Saints, the pain and suffering undergone in the Purgatory is incomparable. Great Saints like Augustine and St. Isidore say that "The least pain in purgatory is much greater than the biggest pain suffered in this world"...! Likewise St Paul describes that which God has prepared for His children, "no eye has seen, no ear has heard and no mind has imagined" (1 Cor 2:9).

Dear friend, if you wish to possess an entry into the Kingdom of God (Heaven) without needing to go through the painful and horrible purification process (sufferings) in the purgatory, certain easy and practicable tips are listed here. Please do not neglect or postpone to try it. Many people speak silly of the purgatory because they are not able to comprehend the severity and duration of sufferings the souls are undergoing there.

If you take an oath now to pray the Holy Rosary Prayer everyday starting from today without fail, you will receive special insight and help to detest sins and all that is worldly, from Blessed Mother who is always concerned about the welfare of souls.

By offering to God all (small or big) endurances in life without murmuring and by making small sacrifices for the sake of God's Love, one can not only avoid purgatory, but also become a Saint easily like Lisieux's St Teresa of Child Jesus (Little Flower) whose spirituality was of doing the ordinary things, with extraordinary love. As she used to say what matters in life is not great deeds but great love! 

Meditating and Praying the 15 Prayers of St Bridget for one year without break will make a devotee move closer to Lord Jesus and grant him/her a happy and peaceful death which will help the soul go to Heaven without going to the Purgatory. This Prayer will also help many sinners in one's family repent.

Another way to go to Heaven royally without entering the purgatory is to pray earnestly for an opportunity to have a death for the sake of the Word/Name of God and become a Holy Martyr!

Please read the following article carefully again and again, written by Rev Fr. Paul Hendry O' Sullivan O.P, a servant of God and try to practice them as they will surely help you to get a peaceful death and go to Heaven with loads of virtues, without suffering in the purgatory.

https://www.ewtn.com/library/spirit/avoidprg.txt

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

St Anthony's Miraculous Pilgrim Church at Chengalam in Kerala

The Holy Syro-Malabar Catholic Church dedicated to the honor of St Anthony in Chengalam in South India is one of the oldest pilgrim centers in Kerala and the first in central Kerala. This Church popularly known as the 'Padua of Kerala' has many distinctive characteristics attributed to its credit. Miracle worker Saint Anthony's Church in Chengalam lies in the Kanjirappally Eparchy and is highly regarded as a center of numerous miracles by people of all walks of life without any difference of caste, creed, religion or region.

The foundation stone for the Church was laid in 1913 in the land donated by one Iype Avirah Thachaparampath, which is even now commemorated and celebrated as Kallitta Thirunnal on the first Tuesday of October every year. The newly reconstructed magnificent Church was consecrated in 2016.  Chengalam Church is the one and only Pilgrim Center of the Divine Mercy in the Syro Malabar Church. 

The splendid Adoration Chapel built at the ground floor of the Church is probably the most impressive attraction of all. The Chapel has the holy relics of 12 Saints out of them most of them are contemporary ones along with the non decaying tongue of St Anthony of Paduva. Devotees throng to this Holy Chapel which is believed as a dwelling place of the Merciful God, even from far off places, spend hours voluntarily in Adoration and receive umpteen number of physical, spiritual and mental blessings and favours from the Divine Mercy through the intercession of all these Saints and the Blessed Virgin Mother. The Chapel is open to the devotees for adoration from 07.30 am to 07.00 pm.

Holy Mass and Novena Timings:

SUNDAYS: 

(Holy Qurbana) 05.30 am 07.15 am 09.30 am 06.00 pm 

TUESDAYS: 

05.30 am Holy Mass.
06.30 am Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena.
11.30 am Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena. 
06.00 pm Holy Mass and St.Antony's Novena.

OTHER DAYS: 

(Holy Kurbana) Morning 06.30 am Evening 06.00 pm

Main Feast Days:

1. Annual Church Feast (Pally Valia Perunnal):

    Celebrated on the second Sunday of February every year.

2. Foundation Day (Kallitta Thirunnal):

    Celebrated on the first Tuesday of Every Year.

3. St Anthony's Feast Day (Marana Thirunnal):

    Celebrated on June 13th every year. An event named as 'Anthony Sangamam' is organised on this Feast Day on which hundreds of people who are named as Anthony gather here on this day.

Live Telecast watch online.

The Holy services of the Church can be viewed online by clicking this link.

Contact numbers and Location:

Please click this link for getting the contact numbers of the Church and its location.

Note: Do not hesitate or delay to make a visit to this St Antony's Church at Chengalam as early as possible and to grab numerous blessings of the Lord and for immediate solutions to any problems.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Philokalia (Love Of The Beautiful) Retreat By Bro Mario Joseph

Dr Mario Joseph, who was formerly an Islamic Molvi (Mufti) known as 'Sulaiman Imam' was born in an orthodox devout Islamic family in the north eastern part of Kerala in India. After completing his Islamic studies, while serving as the clergy in a Mosque in the Wayanad district, his deep knowledge in Quran and thirst for meeting true God led him to pursue and find Jesus Christ. After knowing and getting convinced fully that Jesus Christ is the 'God' mentioned in Qur'an, he studied further about Lord Jesus, loved and believed in Him and accepted Holy Baptism in the Holy Name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit from a Catholic Priest.

Ever since Imam Sulaiman accepted Christ as his Saviour and Redeemer and became a Catholic and got christened as Mario Joseph, obviously he started being persecuted very cruelly by his own dad and other members of his religion. He withstood them all for the sake of the 'Love of the Beautiful God' and today he is an acclaimed Bible evangelist striving hard to spread the 'Message of Truth' throughout the world, particularly among the people of his own communities who are still too stubborn to believe that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Saviour of the humanity even though that message is clearly mentioned in the Qu'ran. Being an ardent devotee of Blessed Virgin Mother Mary (Mariam), about whom alone Quran has mentioned with prominence as 'Maryam' Imam Sulaiman desired to be known as 'Mario Joseph' thereafter..!

Dr. Mario Joseph is passionate about spreading the 'Truth' and he tours around the world to accomplish this mission. He is welcoming any Muslim under the sun with an open heart to know this Truth which cannot be hid forever. He is using the social medias for the pursuit of this goal. Hundreds of pious Muslims from many Islamic countries like Saudi Arabia are understood to have become followers of Christ through the work of Bro Mario.

'Philokaliawhich means 'Love of the Beautiful' is the name of his mission to spread the Love of God among the humans. Philokalia [Love of the Beautiful] Retreats are held regularly in Christeen Retreat and Revival Center in Kalathipady near Kottayam. This retreat under the spiritual guidance of Rev Fr Binoy Lean Capuchin endeavors to inculcate the True and Unparalleled Love of God in the minds of humans specially the youth instead of hunting for the fake love and momentary pleasures that the world can offer. 

Those who want to know more about or wish to participate in a 'Philokalia' Retreat can contact Christeen Retreat Center or Brother Mario Joseph's team through the below given numbers. 

Christeen Phones: 9495 000 245, 9495 000 244, 9495 000 243

Dr Mario Joseph's team: 96450 87174

God Bless.......

Monday, May 28, 2018

Family Retreats and Healing Ministry by Brother Sabu Aruthottiyil

The Lord Jesus Christ calls, anoints, commissions and empowers some people specially to accomplish His Mission of Preaching the Good News, Healing the sick and casting out demons. They may be Rev Fathers (Priests), Sisters (Nuns) or the laymen. Brother Sabu Aruthottiyil, the founder director of King Jesus Ministry in the Kanjirapally Diocese of Kerala is one of the chosen preachers of this time to fulfill the Lord's Mission and glorify His Holy Name.

Proclaiming the Gospel is the duty of everyone who believes in Lord Jesus Christ and accepts HIM as the incarnated God for the atonement of the sins of the mankind. God Almighty took the form of a human-being for making reparation and bringing salvation to the humanity. This is the 'Gospel' also known as 'the Good News'. Whoever knows Him, believes in Him, repents for own sins and receives 'Baptism' in the Holy Name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit, can own priceless and invaluable 'redemption' free of cost.

Br Sabu Aruthottiyil is vested with the special gift of 'healing and deliverance' by the Almighty God. The name of his ministry is 'King Jesus Ministry'. As his goal in life is to spread the Holy Word of God, acknowledging his faith and fidelity, the Lord has granted him the special gift of performing numerous miracles in the Holy and Mighty Name of 'Jesus Christ'! His regular retreats are conducted at Christeen Retreat Center, Kalathipady, Kottayam on the last Sundays of every month and ends on the following Thursday. [Starting and ending time is 11. 00 AM on the given days.] People attend this retreat in thousands not only from Kerala and other states of India, but from other countries as well. Hundreds of people suffering from various illness of body, soul and mind are brought to this retreat center on stretchers and wheel chairs and most of them return home walking. Glory to God's Name..!

"Yesu Aarilum Valiyavan" is his popular TV program on Shalom TV.

His single day Bible convention is held regularly at St George Malankara Catholic Church, Chittady, Mundakayam on every Saturday at 09.00 am to 03.00 pm.

The King Jesus foundation also extends retreats and healing services in different Churches and institutions in India and abroad. King Jesus Ministry not only renders free retreats and spiritual services to the poor people without any fees or charges but also provides other physical and social needs. Br Sabu has a dedicated team that consists of many committed preachers, singers, musicians and choir members. Lets pray that he will remain steadfast in the noble service of God and continue firmly in the Holy Catholic Church until he is called for his heavenly crowns and rewards.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

'Our Father in Heaven, Holy Be Your Name'. What is God's Name?

Most Christians world-wide recite 'The Prayer taught by the Lord' several times every day. "Our Father Who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name"... This is the most important prayer for the Christians especially the Catholics. If we read the Holy Bible, we can understand the fact that the 'Name of God' is as Holy and Powerful as He is, and whoever loves, venerates and calls upon His Holy Name shall witness God's guaranteed intervention and be saved.

As already mentioned in other posts in this blog, any prayer must come out from the depth of the heart of a devotee to receive an answer from God. Unfortunately most people recite prayers 'byheart' merely with their lips. In spite of their repeated prayers, they do not get any response and lose their hearts. If you want an immediate result for your prayers, do it with a whole heart and faith. If your prayers are wet with your tears, the effects are faster and instant. Glorify the Holy Name of Almighty God and ask anything in His Holy and Powerful name and see... You will see a miracle... Guaranteed! 

To praise and ask anything in God's Name, it is good if you know what is God's Name. God has revealed His Names in the Holy Bible depending upon the circumstances. To Moses He said 'I AM WHO I AM' (EXODUS 3: 13-15). Almighty God's Name is mentioned as 'YHWH' in Hebrew. YahWeh and Jehovah are derived from YHWH. The meaning of 'Yahweh' is something like 'God self existing ever'.

The meaning of the Name of God is 'Almighty', 'Holy', 'Everlasting', 'Without Beginning or end', 'Love', 'Compassion', 'Defender', 'Provider' 'Creator', etc.

Below is the list of some of the revealed Names of God in the Holy Bible. The Last disclosed Name of Almighty God is 'JESUS'! 

01. Abba (Father): In the New Testament, Jesus, the incarnated God, teaches to call God as 'Father' (Matt. 6:9)! We can call God Daddy or Papa affectionately with a personal relationship, as you call your earthly parent. In the Old Testament, none of His beloved Prophets or chosen ones dared to call Him Abba or Father.

02. Alpha & Omega: Meaning 'The Beginning and End' or the 'First and Last'.

03. El Chuwl: Meaning 'God Who Made You'.

04. El Deah: Meaning 'God Of Wisdom/Knowledge'.

05. El Elyon: Meaning 'God Most High'.

06. El Olam: Meaning 'God Everlasting'.

07. El Roi: Meaning 'God Who Sees Me'.

08. El Shaddai: Meaning 'God Almighty'.

09. Elohim: Meaning 'God The Creator'.

10. Yahweh-Bore: Meaning also is 'God The Creator'.

11. Yahweh-Nissi: Meaning 'God My Banner'.

12. Yahweh-Raah: Meaning 'God My Shepherd'.

13. Yahweh-Rapha: Meaning 'God Who Heals'.

14. Yahweh-Shalom: Meaning 'God My Peace'. 

15. Yahweh-Yireh: Meaning 'God Will Provide'

16. JESUS CHRIST: Contains All the Above Qualities of God. The Name Above All Names. the Last and final Name Revealed. The Personal Name of God The Almighty! The One and Only Name Given 2000 years ago for the Total Salvation of All mankind. The Most Powerful Name Capable to Perform Any Miracle. Call Upon this Name with 'Faith' and Experience God's immediate intervention. Praise, Glory and Thanks be to the Holy Name of God Jesus Christ. Amen.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Special Christian Retreats at 'Christeen' Kottayam, Kerala

Christeen, the distinguished one stop retreat center in India has become the refuge for tens of thousands of troubled souls that require spiritual  revitalization and rejuvenation. Even though Christeen gives priority for the spiritual and all round development of the children, preteens, teenagers and youth, it has a retreat in store that matches every individual's needs. 

Retreats are conducted in a regular basis at Christeen for kids, teens and families (Angels Retreat, Christeen Retreat and Family Retreat) by Team Christeen. In addition to these, popular preachers conduct their retreats / heeling ministry in Christeen every month on a regular basis. 

The list of some special retreats / inner and physical healing services are given here-under. Please check for the dates and book online or contact the phone numbers listed below for further clarifications.

1. Aradhana Abhisheka Dhyanam (Adoration anointing retreat) by Br Manoj, Samaria Ministry, Kottayam. This retreat is conducted separately for exclusive professional groups like sisters (nuns), nurses, teachers, general etc.

2. 'Love of the Beautiful' retreat by Br Mario Joseph of Divine Retreat Center, Muringoor. He was a Muslim Imam who became an ardent disciple of Christ Jesus. He is a renowned Bible Scholar of international acclamation and an inspiration for all particularly the youth.

3. Deiva Sneha Abhisheka Dhyanam (God's Love and Anointing Retreat) by Br Kunjachan of Bethsada Ministry Kanjirapally. Conducted on every 3rd Friday of the month and ends on the following Monday evening.

4. Parisuthanma Abhisheka Dyanam (Holy Spirit Anointing Retreat) by Br Sabu Aruthottiyil of King Jesus Ministry, Erumely. He is one of the  admired healers of this time among lay missionaries. 

5. Viswasa Naveekarana Dhyanam (Faith/Spirit Revival Retreat) by SRM Team, Bangalore. It is one of the biggest Catholic Charismatic teams in India by the laity with international presence, highly committed in the rejuvenation of the souls. Br. Savy Joseph is the international director of this organization of pre-eminence.

For knowing the exact dates of the retreats and making advance booking, please contact: 9495000244, 9495000245, 0481-2570126

Saturday, May 19, 2018

'Lord, open my eyes, I want to see'. How to heal Spiritual Blindness?

'Lord, open my eyes. I want to see'  (Lk. 18:41) We may have read or heard  these verses in the Holy Bible several times. As the Lord Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging. When the blind man heard the noise of the crowd going by, he asked what was happening. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." He called out, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" Those who led the way rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" Lord Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Lord Jesus asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" "Lord, I want to see," he replied. Then Lord Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed you." Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God. 

As per the statistics of the global agencies conducting studies on eye-sight and blindness, the number of blind in the world is estimated to 39 million and people with vision impairment is 108 million. Due to a number of factors the number of people with vision impairment is expected to rise steeply in the years to come. 

The natural (physical) eyes are helpful to see the wondrous things in the universe. A person who sees (and studies) all these beautiful and mysterious creations, may think about the One who created and maintains them. But all people with eye-sight are not seeing the Creator behind the magnificent creations. At the same time many people who are naturally blind have strong belief in God. 

Being physically blind is empathetic and they surely deserve our support and sympathy. But being 'spiritually blind' is very pathetic and dangerous. The inability to see (due to lack of belief/faith) the occurrence of the Word of God is 'spiritual blindness'. In other words, every promise in the Holy Bible, when prayed with 'faith' is 'happened'. But spiritual blindness makes the person unable to see or feel them. It may be the evil forces (sins) that cover the eyes of the soul.

Lets go to 2 Kings 6: 10-20. The man of God (Elisha) revealed the secret plans of the enemy (Aram) to the king of Israel. When the king of Aram came to know about it, he sent horses and chariots and a great army to seize Elisha. They came by night surrounded the whole city. Now when the servant of Prophet Elisha had risen early and gone out he saw the huge army and cried out in panic. But Elisha was calm and comforted him saying that they had a bigger and more powerful army ready to protect them. But Elisha's servant could see it and perceive only after the Prophet prayed and opened his 'inner eyes'! Even though the servant could not see the huge heavenly army of horses and chariots of fire around Elisha, it was truly positioned there.

It will be very difficult to cure people who are spiritually blind because they think and claim they see, even though they do not see. The fact is that they are unaware that they are blind. The Word of God can enter into their soul, only if they humbly open their ears to God's Words shared through different channels. Through reading the Holy Bible or through His chosen representatives or through participating in Spiritual retreats/activities one can hear the Words of God. Only the Holy Spirit can cure their blindness and make them see the 'invisible' things that really exist. 

Unfortunately there are many 'practicing' faithful in the church who are spiritually blind and deaf. They think that all what they reason, believe, say or do only are right and correct (to their convenience). They neither believe nor listen to God's Words. They never bother to accept the fact and try to rectify their blindness. Such blindness and deafness may lead them to destruction. If they humbly beseech the Lord who shed His Blood and poured His Life for them, their inner eyes will obtain sight. For getting crystal clear spiritual sight, the easiest and best way is to resolve firmly and take a pledge to Pray the Holy Rosary everyday without break. The Holy Virgin Mother will surely and gladly help everyone who implores her aid to reach Her Son. After getting inner sight of the spirit, one will be able to see clearly what is good and what is bad and whether the path one travels is right or wrong. Only those who are spiritually sighted can see 'clearly and really' the Saviour of the Humanity in the Holy Eucharist. And innumerable angels and saints who ceaselessly adore Him where ever the Holy Mass is offered and/or the Holy Eucharistic Adoration is held.

We find the spiritual blindness of two of the disciples being cured at the Lord's Supper on the Easter Day. Two disciples of the Lord who were on their way to Emmaus could not 'recognize' the Lord even though He walked more than 10 km along with them and talked elaborately on 'the Messiah' starting from Moses and all the Prophets. Their eyes were opened and they could see the Lord only after 'He took Bread, gave thanks, broke it and gave them'. (Luke 24: 30-31). This incident demonstrates the fact that Participating in the Holy Mass and receiving worthily the Holy Eucharist will open blind eyes and deaf ears.

Like the servant of Prophet Elisha who could not see the heavenly army (even though it was very present there), if a person cannot feel or see the presence of the Lord in Holy places or in the fellows and poor people, let him understand that he/she is spiritually blind and beg the lord as the blind beggar in Jericho did, "Lord, open my eyes and let me see"..!

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

'Preachers of Divine Mercy' founded by Rev Fr Xavier Khan Vattayil

World famous Charismatic Preachers and healers Rev Fr Xavier Khan Vattayil and Rev Fr Binoy Karimaruthinkal who are presently serving as the directors of the Sehion Ministry and Sehion Retreat center respectively at Attapadi near Palakkad in Kerala started a new 'Religious Congregation' in the Syro-Malabar Church by name 'Preachers of Divine Mercy'. This is following the approval of their application (which they had applied earlier) by the Catholic Bishop of Palaghat Mar Jacob Manathodath to start a pious union particularly for priests. 

This news may be misinterpreted and circulated wrongly by vested interests that are hounding the Catholic Church to persecute it. [Some channels, media or people who are anti-Christian may even try to spread false news like Rev Fr Xavier Khan Vattayil left the Catholic Church and started his own organization]. The purpose of the anointed Charismatic Preachers is to make the Catholic Priests more pious and devoted and spread the message of the "Divine Mercy" more fervently and ardently as the world is passing towards the end, and the Compassionate Lord wants everyone under the sun to avail the 'fruit' of His inexplicable Passion and death on the Cross that is His 'Divine Mercy' free of cost or effort

These two spirit-filled priests together with Rev Sr Amy Emmanuel had earlier founded a monastery (nunnery) by name "Abhishekagni Sisters" in Palakkad for women. The aim of this Ashram is to strive for world Evangelization.

This new congregation will definitely boost up the activities of the Holy Spirit in the Charismatic Church and be a powerful one to produce many committed Priests with a thirst for souls and to spread the Divine Love and Compassion to the mankind. Some more Priests who hold similar interest and many youth who wish to become priests with similar objectives are expected to join this congregation. It will be an asset for the Catholic Church particularly the Syro Malabar Church.

Lets all wish this holy venture all success and extend every support including our prayer support for it.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Christeen Retreat and Revival Center: For Kids, Teens and Youth

'Christeen', as the very name suggests is a Christian Spiritual institution founded exclusively for children and teenagers with the sole and noble intention of winning their precious tender hearts and souls for Christ. The very slogan and motto of this Retreat center is to gain 'Teenagers for Christ' and that is the absolute aim of this organization. Project Christeen is the outcome of saying 'yes' to the Divine promptings and callings by some virtuous persons! 

Christeen retreat center which came into existence more than 3 decades ago has now grown into a full-fledged institution catering to the spiritual, psychological, emotional, mental and social growth of hundreds of thousands of children and adults worldwide. Christeen, which was regarded as a great Blessing for God's own country in the beginning, has now become popular not only in the other states of India, but also in other countries as well, by spreading its fragrancesThrough its selfless services and activities (particularly guiding the future citizens in the right direction) it has been receiving acclamation from many socially concerned persons, officials, institutions, leaders, politicians and governments . Though this retreat center gives priority for the spiritual and all round growth of children and youngsters, taking into consideration the need of the hour, continuous retreats are conducted for all age groups. Team Christeen which has now covered many countries with the Holy Word of God consists of totally devoted and anointed evangelists whose messages are effective enough to convert even the hardest heart and cure the most incurable diseases. 

Christeen also conducts periodical 'animators training programme' for leaders who wish to work among children and youth. It is ideal for Priests, Nuns, Religious, Seminarians and the laity who are interested to be instrumental in the spreading of the 'Good News' to the far corners of the earth. 

The different types of retreats conducted routinely in Christeen Center are:

1. Christeen Retreat: For children belonging to the age group of 9-20.

2. Angels Retreat: For kids below 8 years with their parents.

3. Family Retreats: For the family.

Christeen Central team Consists of some devout laity who are wholly committed and dynamic in the work of the Lord and the society:

1. Ms Marykutty P V: (the founder and director of the Christeen Mission who received Divine vision. She is a teacher turned renowned preacher, author and social worker. She has been working for the welfare of children and carrying the Holy Word of God in many countries around the world)

2. Bro Santhosh T: (is a gifted and acclaimed evangelist with the same zeal and goal to gain as many souls as possible for Christ. Had worked with popular Teams like Shalom and Divine. He is the one who received Divine inspiration to start vibrant initiatives like 'MISSION-2033' and 'Y-12 International). 

3. Bro Biju Thomas: (he is the 3rd in the trio who also shares the similar zest and strives tirelessly day and night to achieve the objects of the trust and the Center. Got voluntary retirement from the government service to work as a full-timer in charity. He is not only a devoted preacher but also capable in coordinating efficiently all matters relating to the trust, the vast campus and all its day-to-day activities). 

4. Bro Teneesh Mathew: (he has received anointing of the Holy Spirit at very young age and is in charge of the youth retreats and takes care of the different out reach programs. He serves as a model and inspiration to the youngsters by serving the Lord devoutly).

To strengthen the Gospel preaching more effective and interesting, sermons/classes of many other prominent visiting evangelists like Br Savi Joseph (Savichen brother), Bro Joseph Stanley, Bro Jiby Joseph etc are also held here. Christeen is also equipped with a team of talented musicians who teach and glorify God with their music and songs. To render various services to the participants and guests with a feeling of delight as doing to God, Christeen has an excellent team of staff and many dedicated volunteers who are willing and prepared to extend their services round the clock.

In addition to the retreats and other training programs by the Christeen Central Team, other popular Priests and Evangelists hold their retreats and healing/anointing services in Christeen campus regularly. 

1. 'Aradhana Abhisheka Dhyanam' by Rev Fr. Shaji Thumpechirayil and Br. Manoj of Samariya Ministry, Kottayam.

2. 'Thiru Raktha Abhisheka Dyanam' by Rev. Fr. Sebastian Manappathuparambil and Br. Shabu Parukannil of Sacred Heart Renewal Team, Kottayam.

3. 'Agni Abhisheka dhyanam' (fire Anointing Retreat) by Br. Shajan Arackkal, Paraclete Ministry (Ernakulam)

4. 'Parishuthanma Abhisheka Dhyanam' (Holy Spirit Anointing Retreat)' by Rev. Fr. Abraham Kadiyakuzhi and  Br. Sabu Aaruthotti, King Jesus Ministry, Kanjirappally.

5. 'Athma Abhisheka Dhyanam' (Spirit Anointing Retreat) by Bro Sajan Nellimalamattathil and team ETC are just a few to mention.

Christeen is also serving as the official retreat and training partner for many reputed educational institutions like 'Amal Jyothi College of Engineering'!

Book online for Christeen Retreats:

http://christeen.in/retreat.php

Donate for the cause of the Gospel, Children and Souls:

Christeen is a not-for-profit organization and collects only nominal fees that may be hardly sufficient for the delicious and nutritious food, accommodation and other needs of the participants. It also facilitates people to attend retreats free of charge who cannot afford to bear the fees. This is possible only with the generous contributions and donations from people who love Christeen and the work of God. Those who are blessed by God with surplus money and wealth and have a liberal heart are welcome to make donations, if prompted by God's Spirit. The whole Christeen family and the prayer warriors will pray specially for the benefactors of Christeen. Whoever gives for the Lord's work will receive abundant blessings.

http://christeen.org/Donation.php

Or Please contact:

http://christeen.org/contact_us.php

Phones: 0481-2570126, 2572715, (91)9495000236, (91)9495000233

E-Mail: info@christeen.org

Christeen, Kalathipady, Kottayam, Kerala, India, 686010.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Miraculous St George (Geevarghese Sahada) Churches in Kerala

St George is probably the most venerated Saint in Kerala after the Blessed Virgin Mother. St George is called in Latin as 'Georgios' and it may have turned into 'GeeVarghese' in Malayalam. Geevarghese Punyavan [who was a Roman officer in the guard of emperor diocletian and embraced martyrdom for not renouncing his faith in Lord Jesus Christ and his Church] is honored and considered as a miracle performer in Kerala, not only by the faithful of the Syro-Malabar, Malankara and Latin Catholic Churches but also by other Churches like Jacobite, Orthodox, Knanaya etc. 

Most of the Churches dedicated to St George are centers of performance of countless miracles. People of Kerala and its neighboring states without any religious differences see in Geevarghees Sahada an answer from God in their various needs and honors him as the patron saint to get protection from the fear of snakes and other harmful animals and creatures.

There are many great Churches dedicated in honour of St George in Kerala. They include the one at Edapally, Kochi (which is the biggest St George Church in India), Edathua near Thiruvalla in Alappuzha district (very famous among the devotees of Kerala and Tamil Nadu), Aruvithara in Erattupetta, Muthalkodam near Thodupuzha (one of the ancient Churches), Puthupally near Kottayam (by Malankara Orthodox), Kadamattom (by Jacobite Syrian Orthodox), Ponpally near Kottayam ( Jacobite Syrian Church) etc.

The feast (Martyrdom) day of St George is commemorated on the 23rd of April every year. The annual festival of the Saint is celebrated in the last week of April and/or the first week of May in many popular Churches. In Edathua Church the celebrations commence on the 27th of April and ends on the 7th of May every year following a grand procession with the powerful Statue of the saint. The privilege to carry the statue is granted to the devotees of Kanyakumari and other districts of the Tamil nadu state.
St George our helper, please pray for us and protect us.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

emperor Emmanuel (zion) cult: The agents of fallen angels

I delayed a lot intentionally to write this article because I know as a Christian it is improper for me to judge others (Matt 7:1). However seeing the plight of some Christians who have become victims of this devilish cult and are being ruined, I am writing some facts, inspired by the Holy Spirit, that I personally saw, heard and experienced in the so called emperor Emmanuel center (I will not call it a Church). I make it clear that my intention is not to defame or hurt anyone, as I know that it will bring me no good, but to reveal the 'Truth' for the Glory of Lord Jesus Christ. If this post helps an existing member of the faction to realize the fact and manage to escape from their clutches, or if a prospective member who is being lured and tempted by one of the fallen angels to attend their class, decides not to go and keeps away from them, my purpose will be served and I can feel content that I have done my duty of warning (Ezek 33:7-9) and will get the rewards promised in the Holy Word of God (James 5: 19-20), for which alone I am writing.

In the 2000-year long history of the Catholic Church, there are a number of cults started by some dissenting members who are mostly psychos and are rebellious in nature. There are historical data of many such cults that were prevalent in this century. Some were large with an enrolled membership of up to fifty thousand, while some others were comparatively small. But most of these groups had a quick growth and faded away after few years. Different cults were infamous in different ways. While some cults were notorious for their committing of mass suicide together with their leader and disciples, some others were involved in anti-social and uncivilized activities! Whatever is their motto and modus operandi, they all succeeded to some extend in attracting some thoughtless foolish people and spoiling their lives and ruining their souls.

We have been witnessing that even hard core terrorists and criminals who act as the representatives of devil and indulge in looting, killing and destruction have followers. These stupid people who follow them have their own absurd reasons and senseless explanations which an average person cannot understand or digest. Some disgruntled people who fail to get the expected position or recognition in the organization they belong, oppose it and fabricate some new twisted doctrines and search for like-minded disobedient and dissatisfied mentalities and attract them. 

This is what has actually happened with joseph ponnara, the brain behind the 'emperor Emmanuel cult'. He was moving with the Catholic Charismatic team and probably his personal pride to become the head might have driven him out of the team to start a cult by presenting the Holy Word of God in a twisted manner according to his whims and fancies. When one dissociates himself from God, naturally satan will be ready to take advantage of the situation and will be at his aid to use him as a 'powerful' tool to damage the Church of Lord Jesus. Obviously he received the help and strength of the devil to give long blasphemous lectures tirelessly for many hours. Also as many people say he was granted special powers by the dark angels to brainwash gullible and arrogant people to believe him and make his followers. Most of his classes were abusing the Catholic Church and the Priests/heads of the Church with whom he was working until then. 

When I was told about this new center, I attended a class in 2014 (not to test it) thinking that it is from God and Word of God is shared there. The atmosphere seemed conducive at first. But when I started seeing and listening to his non-stop slanderous speech about the Catholic Church and all other Christian denominations and other religions with malicious intention, I was shocked and started getting doubts. How can a servant of God speak in such vulgar manner on a dias (in a place they call as Church) where he is supposed to share the Holy Bible. There after when I observed I could understand clearly that the Biblical versus spoken there were mostly twisted and manipulated (or picked from different places in the Bible mentioned at different circumstances) and presented as ponnara's gospel. Most of the audience, not knowing this or having insufficient Biblical knowledge, were sitting and listening spellbound and enjoying his abusive speech with frequent applauding. As he was presenting a different message other than what is mentioned in the Holy Bible, the Word of God reminded me, "But even if we or an angel from heaven should preach a gospel other than the one we preached to you, let them be under God's curse!" (Gal. 1:8)

Ulike other retreat centers, where doubts and differences of opinions will be tried to solve, ponnara repeatedly asked any participants who differed with his views to quit the place silently. I could see the number of participants decreasing. Also I noticed some devout Catholics who did not agree to his profane talk in the beginning days, raising hands in support on the final day. I affirm that I could escape the trap with the help of the Blessed Virgin Mother, through reciting the Rosary Prayers many times.

Emperor Emmanuel (Zion) Church cult founded (by joseph ponnara the agent of the dark angel) and operating from Muriyad near Irinjalakuda in Thrissur district of Kerala is not a Christian grouping. It has some odd and strange teachings that change frequently. There are apparently some satan worshippers operating in some parts of Kerala since long, but as they could not succeed much in deceiving and trapping the faithful, satan might have used joseph ponnara and team to carryout the work of devil in a smooth and appealing manner.

Some of the uncanny teachings / facts of emperor Emmanuel cult:

1. They don't believe in the triune God which is an unfathomable, and yet an unmistakable doctrine in the Holy Scripture and the foundation of any Christian Belief. (similar to jehovah's witness)

2. They preach that Lord Jesus has already come to the world in human form the second time. (satan's preaching to mislead)

3. Joseph Ponnara used to declare repeatedly that Emmanuel would land straight away in the 'ark shaped building' constructed at their compound and only he and his followers will be raptured alive straight to heaven. (Even after his untimely death a year ago, many of his followers continue to remain to be blind. When asked about his death (against his prophecy) they say he is called prior to heaven to stand at the gates of heaven to welcome his followers! (maveric false teaching)

4. He used to predict and refer about the rebirth of a 'saviour' then, and now as the expected child being a girl, they say it is 'Mother Mary'! (blasphemous teaching)

5. The Catholic Church is the greatest enemy of ponnara and the agents of the hell. Though they use the Holy Bible printed by the Catholic POC, their primary work is to oppose the Church in every way. They collect the negative news of the Universal Church and circulate it and find some pleasure out of it. They show contempt and throw away sacred statues and images of the Lord who saved them and His mother who are still praying for them. They wear rosaries without a crucifix! They make feasting on the Good Friday when the whole universe observe fasting, prayers and penance. (all these point doubtlessly their actions are satanic)

6. While Christianity advocates for love, forgiveness and unity, they preach hatred and disunity. Majority of the members of emperor Emmanuel cult have broken relationships with own family members and others. 

7. All Christians pray fervently for peace and happiness throughout the world. They also pray for the safety and security of everyone on this planet. But, you may not believe, the members of the above mentioned cult pray for the occurrence of wars and natural calamities. They say these things will fulfill the 'will' of God.

"Yet these people slander whatever they do not understand, and the very things they do understand by instinct--as irrational animals do--will destroy them". (Jude 1:10)

Most members of the emperor Emmanuel cult are rigid fanatics. They will go to any extend to trap a soul in to their sect. They have to do this to get maximum possible number of people, as the number of people leaving them also is on the rise.

Dear Reader, if you have gone to this place or attended their classes, please quit them immediately. If you are being invited or insisted by one of their members to attend their first class, please do not oblige. Resist firmly any offers or sweet words or deeds. Their modus-operandi is like that of the ISIS. They first tell anyone nicely to 'just come and attend once'. They will repeatedly tell initially there is NO force or compulsion to join them. But it is very difficult for anyone to withstand their pressure and threatening after attending a class..! 



Lets pray for the repentance and return of these lost souls. Lets also pray for the soul of ponnara joseph who might be regretting and feeling self-condemnation as he had served the Lord for sometime before he was possessed.

Please read the following Bible Versus and meditate upon them with the help of the Holy Spirit.

1. Lord Jesus is the head of the Church and the Church is His Body. (Ephe. 1:22-23)

2. Do not let anyone who have lost connection with the Head (Jesus) deceive you ... iColo. 2: 18-19)

3. Let no one deceive you with empty words...  (Ephe. 5:6)


4.  For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but ... against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. (Eph. 6:12)

5. "I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;... (Gal. 1: 6-9)

6. "For if someone comes and proclaims another Jesus than the one we proclaimed..." (2 Cor. 11:3-4)

7. "Brothers and sisters,stand firm and hold fast to the traditions that you were taught by us..." (2 Thes. 2:15)

8. "The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron". (1 Timothy 4:1)

9. "Whoever teaches otherwise and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ..." (1 Timothy 6:3-4)

10. "...so that you may instruct certain people not to teach any different doctrine, and not to occupy themselves with myths and endless genealogies that promote speculations rather than the divine training..." (1 Timo: 1: 3-7)

11.  "For the time is coming when people will not put up with sound doctrine, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own desires, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander away to myths" (2 Timothy 4:3-4)

12. "They profess to know God, but they deny him by their actions. They are detestable, disobedient, unfit for any good work" (Titus 1:16)

13.  "But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive opinions. They will even deny the Master who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves". (2 Peter 2:1)

14. "Whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not bring against them a slanderous judgment from the Lord. These people, however, are like irrational animals, mere creatures of instinct, born to be caught and killed. They slander what they do not understand, and when those creatures are destroyed, they also will be destroyed (2 Peter 2:11-12)

15.  "Children, it is the last hour! As you have heard that antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have come. From this we know that it is the last hour. They went out from us, but they did not belong to us; for if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us. But by going out they made it plain that none of them belongs to us.(1 John 2:18-19)

16. "Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God; for many false prophets have gone out into the world". (1 John 4:1)

17.  'Those who say, “I love God,” and hate their brothers or sisters, are liars; for those who do not love a brother or sister whom they have seen, cannot love God whom they have not seen' (1 John 4:20)