ONE GOD ONE PEOPLE - AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD'S SECRETS

Dedication

Preface

Introduction:"ONE GOD!! ONE PEOPLE!! "

  1. GOD, MAN, SPIRIT

  2. SIN, SALVATION AND PRAYER

  3. GOD'S PLAN FOR HIS PEOPLE

  4. THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD

  5. WHY SHOULD THE LORD JESUS SUFFER AND DIE FOR SINNERS ?

  6. CHRISTIANS, END-TIME, MILLENNIUM, JUDGMENT, HELL AND KINGDOM OF GOD

  7. THE HOLY BIBLE AND TRUE WORSHIP

  8. REVELATION ABOUT ETERNAL LIGHT AND ETERNAL KINGDOM

  9. BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE

  10. GOD'S MINISTERS OR SERVANTS

  11. FOODS, GREETINGS AND FESTIVALS

  12. BAPTISM AND LORD'S SUPPER OR HOLY COMMUNION

  13. THE LORD'S CHURCH

  14. CHRISTIANITY

  15. THE LAST DAY

  16. GOD IS WONDERFUL ! GOD IS TERRIBLE ! GOD'S FINAL CALL TO BE THE ONE PEOPLE !

A Prayer of Adoration

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BESTOWAL OF DIVINE EXPERIENCE

1. SADHU. G. DEVANESAN (AIYA)

In Indian English 'Sadhu' refers to a holy man or a sage priest or an ascetic monk. Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) was born in a Hindu family at Malavilai. In Tamil 'Devanesan' means ' Friend of GOD 'or  'Theophilus' (St. Luke 1:3) and 'Aiya' means 'Father' or 'Sir'. He mastered Hindu writings and he was living as a staunch Hindu. When he failed in his search to find the TRUE GOD, he was about to commit suicide. At that time, he was met by the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD. The LORD JESUS CHRIST saved him and he became a true Christian. At that time he worked as a government servant in National Malaria Eradication Programme and then he resigned his job to do GOD's work.
He had seen the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD face to face many times. He saw the horrible sight of the terrible death of JESUS CHRIST on the cross. He had also witnessed glorious visions and revelations by the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

The LORD GOD showed him how glorious, heaven is and how terrible the judgment and hell, the lake of fire would be. GOD showed him also the miserable condition of sinners who are going to be cast into the horrible hell. GOD showed him heaven, the judgment and hell, in order to testify them to the people of the world.

He used to observe long and very hard, firm and determined fastings. During these fastings, the LORD JESUS CHRIST taught him doctrines and secrets. His fastings were long and continuous; 13 months and 4 days; 10 months and one week; 6 months without applying oil to his head and without taking bath; 150 days; 40 days fasting many times, and 40 days fasting many times without speaking to anyone. During his continuous and hard fasting, he used to take black-coffee and water. Even during continuous hard fasting, he used to conduct meetings and give sermons. During 6 months continuous and hard fasting he observed, without applying oil to his head and without taking bath, there was no foul smell in his body and nobody could tell that he had been without taking bath for 6 months. He possessed such a holy and special body. He was filled with holiness, righteousness, love, life, power, gifts and glory of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. He fulfilled the remaining portion of afflictions and sufferings of CHRIST, in his flesh for HIS body's sake, which is the church. See Colossians 1:24.

As a glorious servant of GOD, he gave up his government job and observed long fasting for years, for learning divine secrets from GOD and revealing them to the people of the world, that they may know the LORD JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD and may be saved and may inherit heaven. Through Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya), our LORD JESUS CHRIST established HIS church at Malavilai. He was the spiritual father and people affectionately called him 'Aiya'. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST glorified HIS holy name by performing through him great wonders, healing the sickness and illness of many people, and casting out devils from many people. 

He went to Israel and visited Bethlehem, where JESUS CHRIST was born; the garden of Gethsemane, where HE suffered by shedding sweat of blood; the mount of Golgotha or the Calvary, where the LORD shed HIS most holy blood and died on the cross; the pit on the rock of Calvary into which the cross had been planted; the empty tomb of the LORD JESUS CHRIST, which remains empty and open since the day of the LORD's resurrection; the spot on the mount of Olives from where JESUS CHRIST ascended to heaven on the 40th day; the place where the HOLY SPIRIT descended on the 50th day of HIS resurrection (the day known as the day of Pentecost in Greek); the open tomb of Lazarus from where the LORD JESUS CHRIST raised him 4 days after his death; the place where the LORD fed more than 5000 with five loaves and two fishes and twelve baskets of leftover gathered; the place where the scrolls of the Bible are safely kept; the western wall or the wailing wall of the temple of Jerusalem which had been built on mount Zion and other important places and testified them to people. He visited also the city of Rome where Peter and Paul, the apostles of the LORD died as martyrs.

Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) slept in CHRIST on 30th March 1983 at the age of 68. He was a glorious witness of the 20th century, who had seen JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD with his own eyes. He was the glorious witness of GOD who proclaimed the power and authority and sacred coming of the LORD JESUS CHRIST to people as apostle Peter proclaimed to people (II Peter 1:16). Praise The LORD! Alleluia!  

2. SADHU. C. SELVA RAJ (AIYA)

I, Sadhu. C. Selva Raj (Aiya), author of this precious book "ONE GOD !! ONE
PEOPLE !!
"  -  "AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD's SECRETS" with the immense grace of the LORD GOD, was born in a family, which was Christian in name alone. I too was living as a nominal Christian. I was a great sinner and I had no qualities and spiritual experiences of a true Christian. In Tamil 'Selva Raj' means 'Kingdom of heaven' (St. Matthew 4:17).
When I was in the second year of my MSc. Degree course in 1972 at Madras (Chennai) Christian College, Thambaram, I lost peace of mind and it was terrible and unbearable to me. When I had completed my college studies, I used to go to the LORD's church at Malavilai and listen to the preaching of Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya), I was touched by the LORD. On hearing his preaching, I repented and wept for the sins I had committed, and I prayed for forgiveness of sins and salvation. I confessed my sins to the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST and prayed to GOD day and night and for many days, with tears and weeping and humility. The LORD mercifully blessed me with forgiveness of sins and with salvation, the deliverance from sins and with sanctification and experiences of holy life. I was totally freed from all sorrows, troubles, heaviness, grief and all pains, physical and mental. I was filled with divine peace, happiness and consolation. I was totally converted and redeemed by JESUS CHRIST. Then, I became a believer in HIS church after receiving the baptism by total immersion in water in the name of the FATHER, the SON and the Holy Spirit. As I lacked eagerness and seriousness, I had not received the anointing of the Holy Spirit. 
As the glorious word of GOD says, "Seek ye first the kingdom of GOD, and HIS righteousness; and all these things (worldly blessings) shall be added unto you" (St. Matthew 6:33), I began to seek the kingdom of GOD and HIS righteousness. GOD blessed me both worldly and spiritually. The LORD granted me success in my MSc. Degree course. The LORD miraculously healed my tonsils problem, without any medical treatment or operation. The LORD blessed me with health of body, mind, and soul. The LORD gave me a life of immense peace, immense consolation, and good health. And I wished to work as a government servant. Knowing my desire, the LORD according to HIS will gave me a government job in the Tamil Nadu Revenue Department through Public Service Commission. I worked in the Collector's office and some other offices in Kanniya Kumari District. When I was thus working as a government servant, Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) told me about GOD's calling for me to serve GOD.  Later I too understood by HIS grace that it was GOD's eternal, immensely glorious will for me to serve GOD. But to serve the LORD, a man has to renounce all things and abhor them. He must live as a sage or hermit or monk. With a perfect knowledge of these things, I resigned my Firka Revenue Inspector Post on 1.11.1976, even though I had at that time passed all the tests required for promotion as Deputy Tahsildar. I believed that the job of serving JESUS CHRIST is greater than all other jobs in the world. It is a job of heavenly government, offered to man by the GOD of heaven. It is a job no man can obtain by himself. It is a job greatly glorious and blessed. A man cannot inherit heaven, if he does not perform this duty according to the will of GOD. "Not every one that saith unto ME, LORD, LORD, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of MY FATHER which is in heaven." St. Matthew 7:21. I understood and believed this great fact and resigned my worldly government job, for inheriting the life in heaven. I understood that heaven is the extremely precious thing for man, it is the precious pearl, a great wealth and a great treasure. I had a perfect knowledge about great glories and blessings of heaven. Therefore I found nothing great in the worldly government job. Heaven seemed great and precious to me. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!      
         
When I had resigned my government job, I began to pray and wait on the LORD to receive the Holy Spirit and to attain the worthiness to serve the LORD; I prayed also for the grace of the LORD. No man can serve the LORD without divine strength and divine grace. I offered myself totally to the LORD at HIS most holy feet. I dedicated myself totally to the LORD and I prayed to the LORD; I begged the LORD; I pleaded with the LORD in great grief and sorrow and with a heavy heart; I wept and shed tears with humility for obtaining HIS mercy and HIS Holy Spirit. The LORD heard my prayers and granted HIS mercy. The LORD filled me with HIS Holy Spirit with the sign of other tongues. The LORD anointed me with HIS Holy Spirit. The LORD baptized me with HIS Holy Spirit and blessed me immensely by HIS grace. I was filled with great joy and happiness greater than before. Then, by the will of GOD I joined HIS church on 1.3.1977 and began to serve GOD as GOD's minister. According to the will of GOD, Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) ordained me to perform the very important affairs of our church. After the death of Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya), the LORD according to HIS merciful will has appointed me as the principal minister of our church. The LORD has given me many glorious promises. According to HIS glorious promises, the LORD is performing glorious works in HIS glorious church, by healing the sickness and illness of many people and casting out devils from many people. The LORD spoke many things about me and gave many glorious promises to me by prophecy through Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) on  24.5.1977. The LORD said,

“Who is he? Who is he? He is the one, chosen before the foundation of the world. I knew him before I formed him in the womb. I called him even when he was in his mother’s womb. I separated him while he was still in his mother’s womb. Do you think you are a little one?  You are not a little one. You are great, great to the world. Go in this might of yours. Have I not sent you? I shall give you extraordinary wisdom; i shall give you extraordinary mind; I shall give you extraordinary knowledge. I shall perform great things by you and I am with you.”

In this prophecy, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST said to me as HE said to Gideon, and by this prophecy, HE sent me as HE sent Gideon. The call of Gideon is mentioned in Judges 6:11-16. The LORD GOD looked upon Gideon and said,

“Go in this thy might (might of yours), and thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites: have not I sent thee?”
Judges 6:14
“Have not I sent thee?” means “Am I not sending you?”

Again, in a vision, the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has revealed to Sadhu. G. Devanesan (Aiya) about my writings, viz., "THE  DOCUMENT REVEALING GOD's SECRET". This rare book "ONE GOD !! One people !! " - "AN INVALUABLE COMPENDIUM OF GOD's SECRETS" has been written by me according to this divine revelation.
Now, I am a small witness among all the witnesses of GOD and I am a holy witness of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is leading me in this world as HIS holy witness. As it has been said by the LORD JESUS CHRIST:
“...Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
St. John 20:29

The LORD has blessed me and continues to bless me greatly. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST has made me a spiritual father for HIS children and people affectionately call me 'ABBA' and 'AIYA'. 'Abba'  is an Aramaic domestic term by which the father was called in the most affectionate intimacy of the family. Aramaic is a form of Hebrew language that was spoken during the time of JESUS CHRIST. The word 'Abba' is used in India also. The LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is immensely blessing and leading HIS church, in HIS glorious ways. Praise The LORD! Alleluia!


3. DIVINE EXPERIENCE THROUGH WHOM ?
3.1 DIVINE EXPERIENCE

Divinity is the divine experience obtained from the divine GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. It is a life without sins; it is a sinless life; it is a guiltless life; it is a spotless life; it is a holy life; it is a righteous life; it is a peaceful life; it is a glorious life; it is a life of joy in the Holy Spirit; it is the true life. So, everyone should obtain divinity, the divine experience from the divine GOD. 

“For when ye were the servants of sin, ye were free from righteousness. But now being made free from sin, and become servants to GOD, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of GOD is eternal life through JESUS CHRIST our LORD.”
Romans 6:20, 22-23
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of GOD, they are the sons of GOD.”
Romans 8:14
“Happy is that people, that is in such a case: yea, happy is that people, whose GOD is the LORD.”
Psalm 144:15

3.2 STUMBLING-BLOCKS

If one seeks the devil, he will obtain devilishness. If one seeks the flesh, he will obtain sensuousness. If one seeks the world, he will obtain worldliness. Devilishness, sensuousness and worldliness are the stumbling-blocks that cause problems, obstacles and hindrances, and prevent us from achieving divinity, the divine experience. So, everyone should flee from these stumbling-blocks.  

Devilishness, sensuousness, and worldliness are great evils and great sins against the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST. They are always strongly against divinity and they are always strongly against the divine GOD.

Devilishness, sensuousness, and worldliness will pass away. The world and its desires will pass away. But those who do the will of GOD will abide for ever.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.”
St. John 8:44

“There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in CHRIST JESUS, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit. For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against GOD: for it is not subject to the law of GOD, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please GOD. But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of GOD dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of CHRIST, he is none of HIS. For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live.”
Romans 8:1, 5-9, 13

“Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with GOD? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of GOD.”
James 4:4

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world.  If any man love the world, the love of the FATHER is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the FATHER, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of GOD abideth for ever.”
I John 2:15-17

3.3 DIVINITY THROUGH THE HOLY BIBLE

The Holy Bible, the most holy book of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST is the only book, which reveals divinity, the divine experience. It also reveals devilishness, sensuousness, and worldliness and ways to escape from these great evils and to attain the kingdom of heaven. So, the Holy Bible is the Holy Book of Salvation. By the grace of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST anyone can obtain salvation through the Holy Bible; anyone can obtain divinity, the divine experience through the Holy Bible, the Holy Word of GOD.

“Seek ye out of the book of the LORD, and read: no one of these shall fail, none shall want her mate: for MY mouth it hath commanded, and HIS spirit it hath gathered them.”
Isaiah 34:16

3.4 DIVINITY THROUGH WHOM ?
Divinity, the divine experience of the divine GOD can be got only from the divine GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Divinity can be got only from the ONE GOD and the ONLY one GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Divinity can be got also from the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST, through HIS divine and holy servants, by holding on to the teachings of HIS divine and holy servants. This is the easiest way to get divinity, the divine experience from GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

“Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample.” 
Philippians 3:17

“For yourselves know how ye ought to follow us: for we behaved not ourselves disorderly among you.”                               
 II Thessalonians 3:7

3.5 DIVINITY REVEALED BY LORD'S SERVANTS

the divine and holy servants of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST are revealing the divinity of GOD. The true servants of GOD are revealing the divinity of GOD. They are the pure people of GOD; they are the holy and righteous people of GOD; they are the holy witnesses of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST.

“Ye are witnesses, and GOD also, how holily and justly and unblameably we behaved ourselves among you that believe.” 
I Thessalonians 2:10

3.6 THE WAY TO DIVINITY

If you believe the LORD JESUS CHRIST as the Only Saviour and the Only Redeemer of the world, you can get divinity. If you confess your sins to the LORD JESUS CHRIST with a broken-heart and with tears and with humility and with a contrite spirit to get forgiveness of sins, salvation from sins, etc., by repenting from sins, you can get divinity. 

“The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.” 
Psalm 34:18

If you pray to the ONE GOD and the ONLY ONE GOD and the ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST for holiness and to obtain the Holy Spirit, after getting salvation from sins, you can get divinity. By any other means, no one can get divinity of GOD, the divine experience.

“For this is the will of GOD, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not GOD: That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the LORD is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified. For GOD hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but GOD, who hath also given unto us HIS Holy Spirit.”
I Thessalonians 4:3-8

Everyone should hear and obey the words of the true servants of GOD. No one should reject the words of the true servants of GOD.  No one should reject the true servants of GOD. He who hears the words of the true servants of GOD hears the words of GOD. He who rejects the words of the true servants of GOD rejects the words of GOD. He who rejects the true servant of GOD rejects GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST has said to HIS disciples,          

“He that heareth you heareth ME; and he that despiseth (rejects) you despiseth ME; and he that despiseth ME despiseth HIM that sent ME.”
St. Luke 10:16

3.7 WHO WILL ENTER THE DIVINE WORLD ?

Only those who obtain divinity, the divine experience of the LORD GOD, JESUS CHRIST will enter into the divine world or the kingdom of heaven or the kingdom of GOD or the celestial world. So, it is absolutely essential for everyone to obtain divinity, the divine
experience of GOD. And it is absolutely essential for everyone to look beyond this present world to the divine world of new heavens and a new earth.

“Nevertheless we, according to HIS promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.  Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of HIM in peace, without spot, and blameless.”
II Peter 3:13-14

4. FOLLOWING LORD JESUS

It is the intense wish and deep desire of the apostles that every believer should emulate them in following our LORD JESUS CHRIST who is the supreme example of suffering evil for doing good (I Peter 2:21). Every disciple of the LORD should follow in HIS footsteps to voluntarily and willingly expect evil as a reward for doing good (I Corinthians 11:1; Philippians 4:9). The suffering is all part of GOD's plan and the work or the duty HE has assigned to everyone of us (Romans 1:1; II Timothy 2:8-9; II Corinthians 6:4-10). Paul, the apostle has said,

“Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of CHRIST. Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you.”
I Corinthians 11:1-2

“For though ye have ten thousand instructors in CHRIST, yet have ye not many fathers: for in CHRIST JESUS I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me.”
I Corinthians 4:15-16

Followers are the disciples. Following Paul means living according to the preachings of Paul. Paul's followers followed his example, as he followed the example of CHRIST. Paul has praised his followers for remembering him in everything and for holding on to the teachings, just as he passed them on to them.

Paul has asked his followers to follow JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD, through their spiritual father. Only through their spiritual father, anyone can follow the LORD JESUS CHRIST correctly and faithfully and truthfully. This is the true way to follow JESUS CHRIST, the divine GOD. This is the only true way to follow JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD.

Remembering the holy spiritual life of their GOD-given spiritual father in everything and holding on to the teachings of their GOD-given spiritual father are very essential to follow JESUS CHRIST, the ONLY TRUE GOD correctly and faithfully and truthfully.

The believers must follow the example of their GOD-given spiritual father. They should always keep the ordinances, teachings, and doctrines of their GOD-given spiritual father. They should put into practice whatever they have learned or heard or received from their
GOD-given spiritual father or seen in their GOD-given spiritual father.  They should always devote themselves to the doctrines of their GOD-given spiritual father and to the fellowship, and to the breaking of bread and to prayers. They should also consider the outcome of their instructors' ways of life, whether they will go to heaven or not. If their ways of life will lead them to heaven, the kingdom of GOD, then follow their faith. If their ways of life will lead them to hell, the burning lake of sulphur, then follow not their faith.

“Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of GOD: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation (conduct).” 
Hebrews 13:7

The believers should obey their instructors, and submit to their authority, if their ways of life will lead them to heaven.

“Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
Hebrews 13:17

Paul has warned as follows about the false ministers or servants.

“Brethren, be followers together of me, and mark them which walk so as ye have us for an ensample. (For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of CHRIST: Whose end is destruction, whose GOD is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)”
Philippians 3:17-19

“Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our LORD JESUS CHRIST, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”
Romans 16:17-18

Therefore be followers of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST as dear and obedient children, by holding on to the teachings of your GOD-given spiritual father.

“Be ye therefore followers of GOD, as dear children;”
Ephesians 5:1

“As obedient children, not fashioning (conforming) yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance.”
I Peter 1:14

GOD's people must be HIS true disciples or true followers (Ephesians 5:1). The true disciples of GOD must have staunch belief in HIM (St. John 8:30). They must be obedient to HIS Word (St. John 8:31). They should be freed and liberated from sin by the truth (St. John 8:32) and they should be freed and liberated from sin by the SON OF GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST (St. John 8:36). Our LORD JESUS CHRIST HIMSELF is the Truth (St. John 14:6).

Further, a true disciple of GOD must do good works that glorify GOD (St. John 15:8). A true disciple must be merciful (St. Luke 6:36). A true disciple must be holy in all his manner of life (I Peter 1:14-16). The world we live in is full of deception, cruelty, indifference, deceit, debauchery, greed, corruption and sin. A true disciple must be perfect in HIS love (St. Matthew 5:48) and he/she should show his/her good and perfect discipline, flawless conduct and peaceful compassionate nature. Christians are CHRIST's true disciples (Acts 11:26).

When our LORD JESUS CHRIST was in this world, HE was the glorious visible presence of the glorious invisible GOD. Today a true disciple of GOD has to be the glorious visible presence of the glorious invisible GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST, by projecting the true image of CHRIST to the world.

Now, real discipleship needs good and perfect godly discipline. Without good and perfect godly discipline we are not disciples. Thus real discipleship is in our good and perfect godly discipline. Again, real discipleship is in devoting ourselves to CHRIST. Real discipleship needs full devotion and loyalty to GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST. Real discipleship is in becoming ourselves true disciples of CHRIST.

Further, money, the love of money or wealth is the root of all kinds of evil (I Timothy 6:10-11). A true disciple of GOD cannot serve GOD and mammon (St. Matthew 6:24). In Aramaic, 'mammon' means 'wealth or riches.' Our LORD JESUS CHRIST is personifying mammon as a false god or rival god or false deity or rival deity. Mammon stands in opposition to GOD, indicating that wealth or riches, is the opponent of GOD. The rejection of the false god mammon is an important pre-condition to becoming a true disciple of GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST.

Loving material possessions above GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST causes one to sorrow (St. Matthew 19:22), but those who love GOD above all things accept with joy the loss of their possessions (Hebrews 10:34). To follow CHRIST is to love HIM above all things (St. Matthew 10:37-38). This is the supreme requirement for entering into the kingdom of GOD, the kingdom of heaven. The passage in St. Matthew 19:16-22 clearly teaches us the significance of true discipleship, but it does not in any way teach the average people that they must sell their possessions in order to be Christians. Further, in this passage JESUS shows the rich young man that he had not kept the commandments of GOD at all. He loved himself more than he loved his neighbour ("the poor"), and he loved his possessions more than he loved GOD ("ME").

jEsus said unto him, If thouwilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.”
St. Matthew 19:21

Again, the passage in St. Matthew 19:23-26 clearly explains the human difficulty for the rich to be converted. The rich may be converted with extreme difficulty, though not hopeless. Our LORD JESUS CHRIST commissioned HIS disciples to go and make disciples of all nations (St. Matthew 28:19).  To make ourselves the LORD's true disciples, we must completely surrender ourselves to our GOD, the LORD JESUS CHRIST's will. CHRIST's purpose of coming into the world defines a true disciple's life on earth. So, after finishing our work as true disciples, we will be shifted to our heavenly abode, just as CHRIST was shifted to HIS heavenly abode. Praise the LORD! Alleluia!

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