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"Lord Instills Faithfully Emancipation! (L.I.F.E)"

By Ramesh C.Reddy
Pittsburgh Standard

February 22, 2008

Editors Note: The devotional has a background song 'Take Me In' by Petra which can be heard if you use Internet Explorer.

"No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment. If he does, the new piece will pull away from the old, making the tear worse. And no one pours new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins, and both the wine and the wineskins will be ruined. No, he pours new wine into new wineskins." (Mark 2:21-22, NIV)

I asked myself what are the words/phrases repeated in these verses.

  1. Old  (3)

  2. New  (4)

  3. Wine (4)

  4. Wineskins (3)

Yesterday, I learned Jesus speaking about fasting so the people who questioned Jesus regarding the disciples of John and disciples of the Pharisees  could understand why his disciples did things differently.

Today, I see Jesus explaining the disciples’ actions in terms of two examples: cloth and wineskins

I asked myself why those words were repeated!

Usually when words are repeated, there is significance attached to them.

I asked myself what the significance was!
The point that came to my mind was that we cannot mix our old life with our new life. Jesus came to give new life to the people. The disciples of Jesus could understand that but the disciples of John and disciples of Pharisees were still stuck in their old traditions and ways.

I saw important implications for our own lives.

When we come to Jesus, we are given new life in Christ. This however does not mean, we did not have an old life. Our new life in Christ must be mixed with the new things that Christ offers us. However, if we decide to mix our Christian life with the life we used to live when we were not Christians, there would be a bigger mess. Once someone becomes a follower of Christ, people have different expectations of them! If the person goes back to their OLD ways, then they are worst of now than they were before because they tasted the Good News and have decided to go back to their old ways. People will start thinking, he/she is supposed to be a Christian and this is how they are acting. They are supposed to be different and they are not!

Jesus was making a point to the disciples of the Pharisees and disciples of John that his disciples are doing things differently because they have Jesus with them. With Jesus on their side, they are living a new life and it would be disaster to mix the new life with the old life. He was also making the point regarding the act of fasting. Since Jesus was with them they did not have to fast at that moment but a time would come when they would fast. This is exposited more in yesterday's devotional.

I ask you now dear friends, how do you see your life?
Dear friends, your life may seem good or bad to you. Your life may seem the same old life or a new life. I do not know how you see your life. The way you see your life is dependent on what you emphasize to be important in your life. However you have perceived your life to be, I have Good News for you. Yes, I do friend! Jesus is His Name and He wants to give you a life with no shame. No matter where you have been or what you have done, a new life in Christ is available for you! You can have a new life in Christ and allow Him to work in your life. He will make the difference and help you through your life.

Even if you have messed up as a follower of Christ and gone back to your old ways, Jesus still loves you and has His arms open wide for you to come to Him. You are never out of His love; you are never out of His reach. Come to Him as you are.

I know I am excited to have Jesus Christ in my life. There have been times I have messed up badly that would even make me shudder that I call myself a Christian. But you know what, Jesus in His grace and mercy let me know that on my own, I will mess up and go back to my old ways. Instead, I need to constantly put on the new self and crucify the old self with His help as I lean on Him. You can do that too! Do not be discouraged when you mess up for our Lord and Savior is there to forgive us and help us through. Yes, He is friend!

There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus for the power of the life giving Spirit has freed us from the law of sin and death! (Romans 8:1)

By Ramesh Reddy

Where is this generation headed,
can we say we know ?

Are we doing what is right,
doing what God wants us to do ?

What happened to the beaver ?
Shame to seem him gone,
gone with the wind,
having all his morals and values
dried up like sun-baked clay.

Now are we battered, bruised, and burned
seeing shows depicting immorality,
causing restlessness like pain in the back ?

Are we going to a shrink ?
What good will that do ?
It will only shrink our pockets
as our minds get shrunk
like delicate fabric
in improper washing.

What happens to our sanity
as our anxiety rages
like thundering sea waves ?

We want to know answers,
answers to the questions of life.

Do we end up in our self-world
dreading in despair,
despair that brings us to the edge
like an uncontrolled automobile
about to fall off the edge of a cliff.

We have our own hopeless life to live,
life that seems to end in misery.

Where does our hope come from,
hope that can lead us to a blessed life,
life that brings us perfect peace ?

We can only have true contentment,
contentment in our hearts,
only if we find peace,
peace that will end strife
when we come to know the


Who is this Prince of Peace ??

J esus, the Savior of the world.
E verlasting peace comes from knowing him.
S urely goodness and mercy will follow
U nconditionally all the days of our lives
S trengthening us to do what God wants us to do.


May you know the wonderful new life, Jesus Christ offers you! Amen!

“Lord Instills Faithfully Emancipation!”/How do you see your life?

Dear Jesus, thank you for the new life you offered to the disciples and let the disciples of John and Pharisees see that they were holding on to their old life. Lord, many times it is so easy to go back to the old way of doing things. I know you don’t want that for our life for the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy but you have come to give life in all its fullness giving us abundant life. Help us to take the abundant life you offer us and to hold on to you. I am so sorry for my sin. Please forgive me of my sin. Come into my heart Jesus and make my heart your home. Thank you Jesus we are never out of your love and out of your reach. So right now Jesus, I ask you to live in me Jesus and I pray that I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I want the new life you offer me. Help me Jesus. Thank you for your help. Thank you for dying for our sin and cleansing us with your precious Blood. Wash us and we will be whiter than snow. I thank you Jesus! I acknowledge you as my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you Jesus for being my Lord and Personal Savior. Thank you for the new life you give us! Thank you for hearing us and answering us Jesus! In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

You can invite the GREAT PHYSICIAN right now as you make this your prayer.

Dear Jesus, thank you for healing the paralytic after forgiving his sins. He set him free to go home. I want to be free. I don’t know everything about you. I still have a lot of questions. What I do know is that you died on the cross for my sins. When it comes to sin, I am a paralytic Oh Lord. I am infected with this deadly disease known as sin. I am not perfect but a sinner who needs your cleansing blood to clean me of my sin everyday. I confess to you my sin and repent of my sin. I know you have forgiven me when you died on the cross. I want to accept that forgiveness. Thank you for shedding your cleansing precious blood for me. You were nailed to the cross because of me. It is like I actually held the hammer and pounded the nails so I could be free. Thank you for willingly dying for me Jesus. Thank you for taking the shame and pain for me. Thank you for doing that to set me free. I come to the cross and ask you for your healing in my life. Thank you for the power of your Blood to redeem humanity. Thank you for coming back to life to save us and give us Eternal Life as we yield to you. Your blood can heal us where we are. I love you Jesus. Even with my questions, I come to you now and accept you into my heart. Please Jesus come into my heart and make my heart your home. Give me a transfusion of change. Live in me Jesus and I will live for you and serve you the rest of the days of my life. I thank you Jesus for coming into my heart and making my heart your home. Thank you for living in me Jesus. I acknowledge you now as my Lord and Personal Savior. Please be the Lord and Savior of my life. Thank you for being my Lord and Personal Savior Jesus and because of what you have done for me when God looks at me, He now sees me covered in your blood and His judgment passes over me. Thank you that you have heard my prayer and answered me. Thank you for being with me Lord. Please fill me with your Holy Spirit. Thank you Jesus I now belong to you and never need to be alone! You will always be with me and have given me Salvation.  In Your Name I Pray Jesus! Amen!

Friend, if you have prayed this prayer and meant it in your heart, you are a new creation in Christ and all old things are passed away and everything has become new! You may feel something or may not but don’t base it on feelings but base your new life in Christ on the promises of our Savior who will never leave you nor forsake you! Amen!

No matter what you feel in your heart, know that Jesus has come in and resides with you! You are not alone! To make your walk strong with the Lord, spend time in prayer talking to Him as you would to a friend. You don’t need special words to talk to the Lord. Spend time in His Word reading Psalms and turning them into prayer. Next allow God to heal you and speak to you through the Gospel of John or Gospel of Mark before moving on to other Books of the Bible! Slowly, let the Lord show you to which Scriptures He wants you to go to next. It is also important to be part of a body of believers to help you grow in the faith. Find a Bible believing church that preaches the Word of God from Genesis to Revelation proclaiming Jesus Christ our crucified and risen Lord who brings us hope, healing, and help! But beware of churches who do believe in the Word of God completely but there is no freedom in Christ but legalism involved.

As a student, it is not too late to join a fellowship on campus too this blessed New Year of 2008! May the Lord's presence and peace fill you with His love now and forever! Amen!

Feel free to email me at reddy4hisglory2004@yahoo.com if you want to meet to study the Bible, pray with, talk about spiritual issues or whatever is on your mind! My number is 412-720-4579.

"This is my work and I can do it only because Christ's mighty energy is at work within me." (Colossians 1:29, TLB)

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' I AM ' Series Archives:

What kind of L.I.G.H.T do you follow? (Dec 13, 07, 10:09 a.m.)

"What kind of B.R.E.A.D do you eat?" (Dec 08, 07, 10:10 a.m.)

"Who is your S.H.E.P.H.E.R.D?" (June 30, 06)

Gospel of Mark Archives:

Mark 1:1: "What does the G.O.S.P.E.L mean to you?" (Jan 15, 08, 1:15 p.m.)

Mark 1:1-4: "How seriously do you T.E.S.T.I.F.Y about prophesy?" (Jan 12, 08, 11:18 p.m.)

Mark 1:5-8: "Who do you P.O.I.N.T to?" (Jan 16, 08, 8:48 a.m.)

Mark 1:9: How will you take a S.T.A.N.D? (Jan 17, 08, 11:21 a.m.)

Mark 1:9-11: "How is your loving P.R.A.I.S.E?" (Jan 18, 08, 8:53 a.m.)

Mark 1:12-13: "How do you handle T.E.M.P.T.A.T.I.O.N?" (Jan 19, 08, 12:27 p.m.)

Mark 1:14-15: How do you handle T.I.M.E given to you? (Jan 21, 08, 1:31 p.m.)

Mark 1:16-18: "What kind of P.R.O.F.E.S.S.I.O.N are you in?" (Jan 26, 08, 10:22 a.m.)

Mark 1:19-20: "Without having to  P.R.O.C.R.A.S.T.I.N.A.T.E, what should you do?"  (Jan 29, 08, 10:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "How do you rate in the B.U.S.I.N.E.S.S of Jesus?" (Jan 30, 08, 11:29 a.m.)

Mark 1:20-22: "Whose T.E.A.C.H.I.N.G.S do you follow?" (Jan 31, 08, 11:52 a.m.)

Mark 1:23-28: "What C.A.P.T.I.V.I.T.Y are you facing today?" (Feb 01, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 4:3-20: "What if Jesus talked F.O.O.T.B.A.L.L?" (Feb 02, 08, 10:35 a.m.)

Mark 1:29-31: "Where do you need H.E.A.L.I.N.G?" (Feb 05, 08, 11:44 a.m.)

Mark 1:32-34: "Where do you need an A.N.S.W.E.R?" (Feb 06, 08, 11:16 a.m.)

Mark 1:35-39: "Where do you give your S.O.L.I.T.A.R.Y time to the Lord?" (Feb 07, 08, 11:41 a.m.)

Mark 1:40-42: "Where do you need to be C.L.E.A.N?" (Feb 09, 08, 11:00 a.m.)

Mark 1:43-45: "What do your actions C.A.U.S.E?" (Feb 11, 08, 9:23 a.m.)


Mark 2:1-2: "What do you do with your P.O.P.U.L.A.R.I.T.Y?" (Feb 12, 08, 9:52 a.m.)

Mark 2:2-5: "What kind of F.R.I.E.N.D are you?" (Feb 13, 08, 11:49 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "Where does P.A.R.A.L.Y.S.I.S take hold of you?" (Feb 15, 08, 7:42 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What are you thinking in your M.I.N.D?" (Feb 16, 08, 11:08 a.m.)

Mark 2:5-12: "What do you represent by your A.C.T.I.O.N.S?" (Feb 18, 08, 8:23 a.m.)

Mark 2:13-15: "Where are you looking for A.C.C.E.P.T.A.N.C.E?" (Feb 19, 08, 11:22 a.m.)

Mark 2:15-17: "Who do you I.N.V.I.T.E to Jesus?" (Feb 20, 08, 9:57 a.m.)

Mark 2:18-20: "When do you F.A.S.T?" (Feb 21, 08, 9:32 a.m.)







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