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GOD CANNOT BE ARM-TWISTED TO EVEN SAVE US, LET ALONE HEAL US!

Duke Jeyaraj

Our generation has a wrong sense of pride and entitlement. The truth of the matter is this: God cannot be even forced, arm-twisted to do ANYTHING, for God is God and we are mere humans. For example, God cannot even be forced to SAVE us, leave alone HEAL us! This is truth is found in OT – ‘Seek the LORD, all you humble of the land, who do his just commands; seek righteousness; seek humility; PERHAPS you may be hidden on the day of the anger of the LORD’ (Zeph. 2:3). And even in Post-Cross NT: ‘Repent, therefore, of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that, IF POSSIBLE, the intent of your heart may be forgiven you’ (Acts 8:22). Of course, God is willing to save us, when we come in repentance and a humble posture (2 Peter 3:9)! And when it comes to healing-miracle-problems, the Lord may choose to allow them and say, ‘my grace is sufficient for you!’ (2 Cor. 12:9).

(Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission, the G4 Mission. This is a reader-supported Indian ministry to presentday people. Find out more at http://www.dukev.org. Watch his videos at http://www.youtube.com/visitduke).

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Rev. Dr. Duke Jeyaraj is a trained Agricultural Engineer [B. Tech from SHIATS, Allahabad, India], who did not pursue a career in the line of his education but nevertheless enjoys growing cacti in the balcony of his flat, during his spare time! He could have been a cricket commentator but prefers to wrap Bible Truth around cricket magic moments and other interesting-to-Google Genners contemporary events. God’s call upon him made him utterly restless and he obeyed that call to by founding the Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission (G4 Mission) to finally find serenity after having served as a International Bank Customer Service Executive/Youth Pastor/Bible College Teacher/Missionary/Youth Mag Editor. G4 Mission is not a church but an inter-denominational ministry to present-day people, a ministry which Duke works full time for, as an itinerant presenter/preacher since 2008 putting to use the formal theological training he received from Southern Asia Bible College in Bangalore [M. Div & Doctor of Ministry]. Duke is called ‘dad’ by Dale (16) and Datasha (12) and ‘hubby’ by Evangelin and calls Hyderabad, India, his adopted home. Duke has preached by invitation beyond his national borders (we are talking about nations such as Bangladesh, Singapore, Germany, Nepal and the United Arab Emirates). In case your curiosity is triggered by hearing all this, you may checkout www.dukewords.com [if you are the reading plain text type], www.soundcloud.com/shoutaloud [if you are part of the audio-listening tribe] and www.youtube.com/visitduke [if you group yourself with the video-steaming generation]).

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