There is much hue and cry about end times, tetrad, blood moon, shmita year pattern, the last pope, and the return of our Lord Jesus. I would love to hear some deep theologically strong comments on these arguments and escology. I have been facing problems in giving answers when people ask me about “end times” since some believe that we are already living in the end times, and some are overtly hopeful that the world might end this year (September) or the next year.
May the Lord come soon!
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OHHH… I know the picture looks fun! In real life, it is so much better. I just love the people in our bible study group.
So, I am doing my PhD (takes you on a roller-coaster of emotions) from Jawaharlal Nehru University at the moment. I believe God placed me here for a good reason when He did. It’s not very easy for me to be in a secular university, actually it is becoming difficult even more as I stay longer here on campus. I go through bad mood swings (sigh).
Anyway, jumping into the redemptive part of the story. I was going through a difficult time around the end of my second year of Phd. And so I told myself, it would be better to leave everything behind and go back to Manipur (a beautiful state in India) and spend time with my family while figuring things out through prayer, (more) meditation, and relaxation.
BUt, (BOOM) God had a better plan for me. I couldn’t go home. After praying with my family, Pastor, and friends, God removed the desire to go back home but stay in Delhi for sometime more (till now literally)!!! hahaha… And then, I prayed and asked God to show me the reason behind me staying in Delhi and not going anywhere… I begged and begged.
One day, I was sitting all alone in our school cafeteria, and I happened to bump into a junior (girl). She suddenly asked me if I was part of the worship team in Delhi Bible Fellowship. And I was like “Yeah” (at least, that is a blessing, to get the privilege to praise God and declare about Him to others almost every weekend), and I was very happy to hear that. And she continued asking about home groups (bible study groups). I started telling her about it but we didn’t have any DBF home group in JNU at that time. That triggered something in me then.
Another BOOM…!!! I kept bumping into others (who would eventually join the JNU bible study group), one after the other. And I just saw the need for a group which could feed them spiritual food and provide emotional, etc.. support on a personal basis. At first, my Pastor and others had suggested to start a lady’s bible study group. But then, God was so faithful and gracious to make men join in and unbelievers. So, as it became bigger, it became more challenging.
In fact, there is a brilliant student Christian fellowship(JNUCF) on campus. But, most of the people I encountered either didn’t attend this fellowship or went there occasionally. So, with this bible study group I felt it should be more personal, open, and be a place to seek and learn while not being judged; this was what God put in my heart, to start focusing on those who comes to DBF (so they want to be part of a DBF home group, as we follow specific study materials, series-wise), those who hardly attend Church due to various reasons, and unbelievers who are thirsty for God and His truth. And after much prayer, Pastors and Church friends came alongside the all-so-purposeful initiative.
Just to see lives change, spiritual growth and building relationships is amazing. It is all worth the pain and every struggle. Everything that we do on earth must matter for eternity, I believe. And only this keeps me going on this campus. God can use our desperation and misery, and turn them into something eternal for His glory. People, relationships and community matter the most. When I enter heaven, will I go in all alone or will I take others in too?!!!
Matthew 28:19 New International Version (NIV)
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,”
God is all ! I am an anxious Christian pilgrim on this earth. Every night before I go to bed, I think of God’s mysteries in my life and everything that ignite any emotion or curiosity in me. And when God shows me whatever I need to see and know, they completely and profoundly amaze me. These daily experiences and every second interaction with God, in any manner, keep my life going. My life is a complete epic story created and handcrafted by Jesus Himself. Yes, He is that much interested in me. This short journey must reflect eternity. Life on earth is difficult but every suffering is working for me an eternal weight of glory!
I am not a brilliant writer, however, I started this blog just to share my life’s small and big occurrences. This is an interesting phase where God has revealed so much to me and I look forward to writing and sharing with you more! With much prayer, love and enthusiasm, Blandina!
My heavenly Father told me:
2 Corinthians 6:18 ESV
“And I will be a Father to you, and you shall be sons and daughters to Me, says the Lord Almighty.”