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OUR MINISTRY IN THE SUMMARY DECADE THAT WENT BY (2010-19)

Duke Jeyaraj Ministered in National Level youth programs of Assemblies of God, CSI, a national level meet of a believers fellowship functioning inside a top IT company, etc.

We had different varieties of prayer for the nations, the nation, the Google Generation and your tension (if u showed up) at our base during this decade!!! Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting Prayer! Month-end Midnight Prayer!

When we Counselled people during this decade we told them what they needed to hear not what they wanted to hear!

Through the decade we published The Days of Your Youth Magazine. This mag wrapped Bible truth around contemporary events in an unique way and blessed readers world over. As the decade closed we had published 39 issues of this mag.

In the decade gone by when invited to minister in the Sunday Morning services of churches of different denominations (Methodist to Mennonite Bretheren; CSI to Assembly of God) we have sought to make ‘regular’ services ‘revival’ services by preaching anointed freshly baked unforgettable messages!!!

Over the decade that has gone by God has enabled us to publish several articles of practical value in Nationally recognised Christian Mags such as Light of Life and Aim

Wrote three books to bless the Google Generation with Straight Talk being the most widely read!

We have done tract distribution every month in different places in Hyderabad thro this decade at a time when this ministry went ‘out of fashion’!

Ministered in Bangladesh, Singapore, Bhutan and UAE in the decade that went by

Over the decade that has gone by we have submitted our IT returns each year with Govt of India following a non-relatives included Board Meeting approval. Our financial support has come from Indians/people of Indian origin.

During the last decade we were at the forefront of the public fight against taking-people-to-hell and maturity-robbing false teachings like hyper-grace / hyper-Israel / hyper-supernaturalism via social media posts/mag articles/Sound Doctrine Bible Studies.

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Touching Medicos of Ludhiana (North India) and Leprosy-stricken of Ambur (South India)

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God blessed our ministry in 2019.

It was an year of several firsts:

It was the year in which Duke Jeyaraj preached in Punjab for the first time; It was the year in which Duke Jeyaraj preached in the nation of United Arab Emirates for the first time; It was the year in which Duke spoke in a National Level event of the CSI for the first time; It was the year in which Duke’s cumulative YouTube channel crossed 4 lakh hits (400,000 hits) – http://www.youtube.com/visitduke.

Duke preached messages that stroked the flames of revival and warmed hearts in different churches across India: Trinity Assemblies of God (South) / in a Baptist Church in Cuttack (during a wedding) (East) / in Bethel City Church in Gurgaon (North) / in Emmanuel Assembly of God youth camp (West).

It was an year in which Duke preached in a funeral in Madurai as well as a wedding in Cuttack. It was an year in which Duke preached in a memorial service in Nagarcoil.

Duke’s articles appeared in Light of Life, Christian Trends and Aim magazine this  year. The Week magazine (a secular national news mag of India) published a letter of Duke which called out the sin of porn-watching, this year.

“You killed it!” / “I waited for someone to call out sin for a long time and here you come!” – these are actual words of Google Genners who heard Duke this year.

Evan Duke preached God’s Word in the Sanath Nagar Baptist Church and in CSI Ramkote apart from Emmanuel Assembly of God youth camp, this year (with 400 in attendance). She stayed back and took care of the Dale and Datasha as Duke traveled (Dale scored 93% in his CBSE Class X this year). Evan Duke along with Pushpa Kalyan led an outreach to Eunuchs/Commercial Sex Workers this year.

God used Duke & Evan to bless couples who gathered in Rock Church, Malakpet this year. Duke’s message on ingredients of an incredible marriage touched the couples. Evan also joined him at various points of this talk that had fun activities for everyone too apart from old fashioned Bible preaching.

Several questions of youth were answered via live Q and A during this year including, “Can I donate my sperms to make money for my education?”

The Short Videos on Hot Topics series with our volunteer Sunny Karumanchi behind the lens continued this year with questions like this answered: “Can I shoot nude videos of my wife for my private use during my work travels?” Here is the playlist with all the videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2z1uBimIneyCnEH_8fvNAlP4a8EXfL52

Duke preached in the Spiritual Emphasis week of two Bible Colleges – one in Coimbatore’s outskirts and the other in Hyderabad’s outskirts. They were charmed, challenged and charged!

One top ministry-involved business-man spoke to Duke over phone to a few months after he had preached in a leading church this year from the story of David-Bathsheba. He said this: “Preachers usually avoid the topics you took up and preached boldly on during the course of this unforgettable message!”

Duke countered some fresh false cults like the Hyper Messianic Jewish cult (“Jesus plus a Jewish rabbi saves!” – their wrong teaching) and Hyper-Super-naturalism via Facebook Live/YouTube videos/Articles

To counter false teachings that takes people to hell, we run a once-in-two-months Bible Study called Sound Doctrine That Pumps Spiritual Adrenaline Bible Study in the home of the Daniels in Somajiguda, Hyderabad. We had six such studies this year. The last study focused on the Doctrine of Heaven. The acronym HEAVEN was used as an outline. We have now completed 18 such doctrinal studies that are now on this YouTube playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL2z1uBimInezu8UXPPGS6EvNEeTU5KUie

Duke was invited by Rev. Chaitanya Gera to give two messages in two different Sundays of 2019 on different characters of God – The Justice of God and The Truthfulness of God. These messages were far from being dry doctrinal expositions. They brought people to the foot of the Cross and led them to make decisions for evangelism.

The literature of our ministry was used for evangelism post a wedding, in a secular hostel and by a Google employee.

We stood at various points in Hyderabad and gave out tracts including outside India’s largest mall, outside schools, outside colleges, outside corporate hubs. We had devos post the distribution in which Duke reminded those who joined the biblical reasons for doing evangelism.

We wrapped Bible Truth around events that got everyone talking Jesus-style, Paul-style, including the India-New Zealand World Cup Semifinal 2019 and the Vet’s Rape-Murder in Hyderabad.

Issue 39 of our mag was released this year. One reader mentioned it was our best-ever effort (a lot of credit goes to our volunteer designer Eugene Pandian).

From time to time we ran an event called Fountain of Tears Against Mountain of Fears Fasting prayer this year. We prayed for the nations (first), the nation (India, second) and the Google Generation (finally). Of course, Evan Duke completed the prayer by praying for one more ‘ion’ – the tension(s) faced by those who came! We praise God for a miracle a couple who attended this prayer received this year – a child after seven years of marriage!

We released more Bible Teaching on sex, love, marriage, porn in Hindi (thanks to the sweat and mid-night oil-burning of another volunteer).

Two of our plans hosted on  YouVersion has crossed a lakh reads!

Duke’s book, Straight Talk, was fully sold out in 2019 and plans are on the anvil for the updated version of the book in 2020.

We spoke to medicos in Ludhiana (North India) as well as the precious folk stricken with leprosy near Ambur  (South India) this year!

All this was possible because of your sacrificial, supplication-soaked, giving! We filed IT returns with the Government of India, yet again, this year!

Our ministry remains inter-church (we ministered in CSI as well as in  Assemblies of God) and inter-organisational (we ministered in an ICPF camp as well as an EU camp as in a loosely-connected fellowship of corporate company believers from different companies in Bangalore) – this year! We have no plans of starting a church of our own. We seek to assist existing churches in the work of reaching the Google Generation, making deeper disciples of Jesus who delight in holy living and mission/ministry involvement. So when Duke preached in the Rose of Sharon AG Church in Bangalore this year, he brought two messages that were crafted just to do that! So when Duke preached in an open air meeting of the SPG Church on 30 Dec 2019, he preached a message designed just to do that!

It was an year that Duke set up a website just for his articles called http://www.dukewords.com and also used now famous app TikTok to preach God’s Word!

Our son, Dale Nathan (16) was baptised in water this year out of his free will at the NLAG Kompally campus earlier this year.

It was an year in which God healed Duke of a 11 mm stone in his kidney – it came out without surgical intervention!

God blessed our ministry with a Iphone that was gifted during one of Duke’s ministry travels. It was an awesome tool send WhatsApp updates to ministry friends and click great pictures of the events we get to speak in.

Among our main needs now is a Desktop/Laptop with adequate speed to do video-editing. We will happily even take an used Desktop/Laptop with at-least i7 processor and 8 GB ram or any Apple machine (MacBook Pro/iMac).

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WHEN SUPER-SMART KIWIS CRASH-LANDED INDIAN FLIGHT ‘DREAM-LINER WORLD CUP 2019’ / a Duke Jeyaraj Bible Devo

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New Zealand (called Kiwis in the Cricketing World) crash-landed Indian flight, “Dream-Liner World Cup 2019” on 9-10 July 2019 ODI at Manchester, England.  Here are some life lessons/Bible lessons from that stunning defeat that India faced.

The first reason for India’s defeat was the shrewdness of Kiwi Captain Kane Williamson. When he arrived at the pitch following the cheap dismissal of Martin Guptill, he conducted a pitch assessment. He knew it was more of a 250 pitch than a 300 plus pitch. So he adjusted accordingly and instructed his team to play that way. That was why Ross Taylor was running twos instead of trying to hit sixes in the last few overs of the New Zealand innings. Jesus commanded us to be “shrewd as snakes” (Matt 10:16). We must be willing to start with points of interest of those we are sharing the Gospel with before we moving on to points of possible conflict (like the uniqueness of Jesus/day of judgment/eternal hell), as wise and shrewd Apostle Paul illustrated in his Gospel presentation in Athens (Acts 17).

Dropping Mohammed Shami, the man who kept picking up wickets whenever he got to play, including a hat-trick, was a huge blunder. He could have played instead of Y. Chahal. What’s wrong in going in with four fast bowlers and a spinner – your best five bowlers as per form – for a knockout game? There is no rule that for a balanced attack you need to have two spinners along with three spinners. Chahal leaked crucial runs (He gave 18 runs in a pathetic over). Kohli needed to be daringly different when it came to team selection. He could have even tried Mayank Agrawal  (who has not played a ODI for India, but is a solid player with the right technique) as the opener for the semis. Rahul could have batted at Number 4. Dinesh Karthick could have been dropped. It takes guts to hand a debut to a player in a World Cup SemiFinal, but that brave, hat-ke (different) decision would have given India the match. Spiritual Lesson: Be different. Joseph was not like his brothers. One brother slept with Father’s wife. Another with his daughter in law. But Joseph was different. He did not follow the crowd in doing wrong (Exodus 23:2). He became Prime Minister of Egypt. He became a picture of Jesus.

Rohit Sharma, India’s stand-out batsmen of the Cup, got an unplayable ball and got out for 1. But sitting in the balcony, he signaled to Jadeja during the dying moments of India’s chase. “You have strength. You can do it!” – he conveyed using goosebumps giving gestures. That was team spirit at its very best. Rohit should be given the responsibility of leading India in the 2023 World Cup/2020 T20 World Cup. Kohli cannot win you a Limited Overs tournament, unless something changes dramatically. Checkout his record for RCB, Bangalore. He became captain of RCB in 2013. He has not won an IPL Trophy till 2019. Check his record in the Champions Trophy 2017  and the 2019 World Cup. He lost both. Coming back to Rohit (He had the tears in his eyes when Dhoni got out. When was the last time you cried? Have you wept for the lost? Jeremiah wept for the people before he whipped them with words of scorching warning). You may have failed, but you can still motivate your team-mates, like Rohit did in the semifinal. Paul was a Team Player. The New Testament scholars talk about 60 people who were part of Paul’s team during his ministry. Are you part of a ministry team? Do you encourage your team members?kohli out

Virat Kohli’s poor run in knock-out ICC World-Stage ODI games continues – 9 (vs Pak in 2011 Cup Semis); 1 (vs Aus in 2015 Cup Semis); 5 (vs Pak in Champions Trophy Final 2017); 1 (vs NZ in World Cup Semis 2019). When the stakes get higher, the super-star should be at his very best. When the important moment comes, you must be incredible! The Kohli tactic of playing the Semis as another game failed. When Rohit got out, Kohli should have defended as if his life depended on it like Dinesh Karthik later would at the start of his innings. Once he was set, he should have gone for his shots. Kohli should have ‘surrendered to the needs of the team situation’ instead of playing his natural game. The purpose for which He came to the World Cup – to win it – was defeated when he played his natural game (He did the same in the 2015 World Cup Semis too, when he top edged a pull/hook, a needless aggressive shot at that time). When the important moment of his life came – the time to die for the sake of the sins of the world – Jesus prayed. He stayed in touch with His Father. He yielded to the will of his father. While all others failed – his disciples ran helter-skelter – he did not. He fulfilled the purpose for which he came by focusing on what he came to do through the discipline of prayer!

Young Rishabh Pant got out, having got worked up for no reason. After four dot balls, he goes for an irresponsible shot only to be caught. He and Pandya were going well. Instead of ensuring the match went to his pocket, he sends a rocket because of four continuous dot balls, he was forced to play. Lesson: Don’t fret. Don’t panic. Stay calm. Cast your burdens onto Jesus. Then the peace that passes all understanding will be yours. The 21-year old Pant missed the opportunity of a lifetime to take India to a win in this semi-final. Do not spend the strength of your youth on sinful living but make your one life count for Jesus. It was a privilege for me to start a ministry at the age of 31 and quit my job with an international bank at the age of 34 to do fulltime ministry with the organisation I started. I have no regrets.pandya out

Hardik Pandya who lectured Pant with his eyes when Pant got out, got out in similar fashion – sending a rocket into the heavens which fell into safe hands of the New Zealand Captain, Kane Williamson. Practice what you preach. Don’t be like the Pharisees. Be like Jesus. He spoke about prayer’s importance in Gethsemane to his inner three and prayed right after.

Dhoni should have showed more intent (same old story). He does not have to wait till the 49th over first ball to hit a six. He consumed 20 dot balls in his partnership with Jadeja (who played one of best ever innings by a No. 8 batsmen in a World Cup knockout game hitting four 4s and four 6s). Don’t be a spectator when your partner is spectacular. That was Dhoni’s sin. Don’t be spectator to your pastor’s ministry in the local church. The Bible teaches the priesthood of all believers (I Peter 2:9). You are a priest unto God as a New Testament believer.  Get involved in God’s Work! Give a tract! Pray for the sick! Lead a Bible Study! Care for the needy and sign out by sharing the Goodnews! Be a church volunteer! Do something for Jesus in the one life you have moved by his love!

Dhoni took six singles in the few balls before Jadeja holed out because of the compulsions of a climbing run-rate. Why did Dhoni not try to hit a six or a boundary, even before? Was he afraid of getting out? Why did he have to wait for Jadeja to all the hitting? Sambit Bal wrote, “From 71 for 5 and then 92 for 6, India would have sunk rapidly without Dhoni’s steadying hand, and yet, despite the 59-ball 77 from Jadeja, the run rate had mounted to over 15 when Jadeja was dismissed. To that 116-partnership, Dhoni had contributed 32 off 45 balls with 20 dots. Without him, the chase would have been dead long before but the question that will linger is: did he also make it nearly unachievable?” I agree with him. It was Dhoni’s tortoise-approach/no-big-shots approach that forced Hardik Pandya to go for the big one, only to be caught. Who knows what would have happened if Pandya – who hit a 90 plus off 30 plus in the IPL 2019  – had batted till the end? Don’t procrastinate. Don’t postpone matters. It leads to defeat. It leads to peril. Don’t procrastinate your salvation decision. Here’s why: You can die anytime (think of Absalom/Ahab) and after death there is no chance of salvation (Heb. 9:27). Jesus will come like thief in the night. After Jesus comes again, there is no chance of salvation. He is Savior today and judge tomorrow. The Holy Spirit may stop speaking to stubborn you (Gen. 6:3). After that, you can’t get saved. So come now. Serve Jesus now. When you get old even lavatory journey is troublesome (Eccl. 12). What missionary journey will you do? Now is the time to let it rip for Jesus.6 FIELDERS

When Dhoni got out in the 49th over, there were six fielders outside the 30 yard circle. The Rule Book says only five are allowed between Overs 41 through 50. The Umpires missed it. A big blunder. Ideally, a no-ball should have been signaled when the moment the ball was delivered. That would have given Dhoni enough time to hit the ball high in the air – as high as possible – and run for a two comfortably or try for another six without the fear of getting out (which he had through the tournament, the major reason for his go-slow approach). But Dhoni returned for a risky second run and Guptill’s throw hit the stumps. Human errors keep happening on this side of eternity. These result in cases of injustice. All justice matters will be sorted out on the final day of judgment when Jesus will be the judge. We need to wait till that day. Will there be justice, ever, you ask? Yes, there will be justice on the final day of judgment.

Martin Guptill failed with the bat, but his bulls-eye throw in the 49th over to run out Dhoni got New Zealand to the Cup final – we can say that. You may have sinned against the Lord. You may committed an unprintable sin. Repent of it. Come to Jesus. Ask for the cleansing of His blood. And with the help of the Spirit live a holy life (Rom. 8:13). By having an accountability friend you can consistently beat temptation (think of David-Nathan). You don’t have to keep goofing up. You can be a victorious Christian!11jadeja1

Jadeja got a bit carried away with his celebrations post his fifty. He gestured to Commentator Sanjay Manjrekar in a way asking what happened to his views that he was only a bits and pieces player who did not deserve to be in the Indian Team XI. If he had focused on the unfinished task, the task of taking India to a win that would have been great. The unfinished task of evangelism remains before the church. Let us quit fighting over silly matters (I am not talking about fighting salvation-affecting false doctrine here). Let those involved in the ministry not get into ego clashes. Let’s get on with the unfinished task of World Evangelism (North India remains the World’s most populated un-evangelized stretch).

 

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission. This is a listener-supported Indian ministry. Duke has written a Bible Devo on each of India’s games in the 2019 World Cup in England which you can read at http://www.dukewords.com. Find out more about Duke’s ministry at www.dukev.org).

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THE ROHIT HAND SIGNAL FROM THE BALCONY; THE JESUS HAND STRETCH FROM CALVARY! India-New Zealand World Cup 2019 Semifinals – a poem by Duke Jeyaraj with a message at the end)

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A quick assessment of the pitch the incoming Kane Williamson made, as soon as Guptill got out

Plans for a 250 plus score rather than a 300 plus score,  began to immediately sprout,

The Kiwis ran furious 2s instead of going for big shots to reach 239 to set up a tantalizing bout,

Rohit, Kohli, KL and DK  went and the Indian were starting at a definite, by-New Zealand, semis rout,

Before Youngguns Pant and Pandya a way out from the Certain Defeat cave they fiercely cut,

Impatient Pant after four dot balls skied a shot only to be caught – why did play that shot, but?

After Pandya perished Jadeja’s  lusty, valiant blows ended India’s boundary drought!

But Dhoni’s go-slow now, acceleration later approach made the required run-rate stout!

44 off 26 to win with two set batsmen in at one point – India were very much in the game then, no doubt!

Instead of going for 6s, Dhoni ran 6 singles in the next few balls & in-the-Dhoni-created-pressure, Jadeja holed out

As Dhoni hit a goosebumps giving six over backward-point in ball 49.1 – India’s World Cup dream did not yet logout!

Guptill ran-out Dhoni at a time when 6 fielders were outside the circle – a clear case of rule flout!

India’s collective heart-beat stopped as teary eyed Dhoni walked back towards his team’s hut!

“We are the team that crash-landed Flight No. ODI World Cup No.3 For India’ – that is now New Zealand’s deserving strut!

When Rohit Sharma, flexed muscles to signal the ‘Be Strong – You Can Take India To A Win’ to Jadeja & my heart did jut!

But did you know that Jesus stretched his arms and died, he signaled, ‘You have hope for the Salvation Door even for the worst ever sinner is not shut!’

Turn from sin and put your faith in the only God-in-flesh Jesus and you will find peace-amidst-the-storm in your gut!

 

(Duke Jeyaraj is the founder of Grabbing the Google Gen from Gehenna Mission. Check out www.purposespot.blogspot.com for similar write-ups. Read more of Duke’s writings at www.dukewords.com and watch his videos at www.youtube.com/visitduke).