Friday, October 31, 2008

Spirit in Jesus Ministries

Spirit in Jesus
The name 'Spirit in Jesus' is neither handwork of man nor of human wisdom. It is given to us by God, the Most high. It is not an organization or a group of any kind. 'Spirit in Jesus' is the Spirit of God, who descended upon Jesus at the time of his baptism. The 'Spirit of God' or the 'Holy Spirit' guided Jesus and gave him the power to perform miracles. He gave Jesus strength to suffer and die on the cross. After his death on the cross, the Spirit of Jesus with the help of the Holy Spirit descended into hell and preached the gospel to the spirits imprisoned there.(1Peter 3:19; Catechism of the Catholic Church (C.C.C) Article 5-635).Jesus resurrected from the dead with the help of Holy Spirit and ascended into heaven. The Spirit of God in Jesus is 'Spirit in Jesus'. After his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples for forty days and taught them about the kingdom of God (Acts 1:3). On the fortieth day he ascended into heaven and was seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again to judge the world. In the year 1988, God anointed his chosen servant Tom Zachariah by giving him the Spirit in Jesus, that is, the Holy Spirit. He dedicated his life to the spread the kingdom of God in the last twenty years. In 1989, Brother Tom started preaching the Word. In the last nineteen years God used him in a mighty way for spreading the Kingdom of god. Now the 'Spirit in Jesus' ministry has become a leading spiritual movement in Kerala. Besides Catholics of Latin, Syro-malabar and Syro-malankara rites, Jacobites, Marthomites and Protestants of various denominations who believe in Mother Mary work together in this ministry. The name 'Spirit in Jesus' is not a human invention, but given by the Holy Spirit himself.
In 1989, the Lord revealed to Br Tom the name 'Spirit in Jesus'. In several spiritual visions the name 'Spirit in Jesus' was seen written in illuminated letters. On certain occasions a voice was heard calling out the name 'Spirit in Jesus'. The Lord inspired him to accept the name, write it on a piece of paper and offer it on the alter during a holy mass. Rev. Fr Peter Mathirappally, a Latin diocesan parish priest, who was the first spiritual adviser, offered the name in the holy mass and prayed for the plan of God to be revealed. In 1990, the prayer group came to be known as 'Spirit in Jesus'. In the year 1997, the Lord revealed the power and authority in the name: 'Spirit in Jesus'. During the time of casting out of unclean spirits, when the leader uttered the name: 'Spirit in Jesus', the evil spirits cried out in a loud voice and begged not to say that name. The evil spirits felt the falling of fire upon them. Similar experiences have occurred several times. In 1990, this ministry started retreats in Malayalam. In 2001, telecasting of programs in Malayalam commenced. Presently they are done through three channels of which the national channel Surya T.V telecasts the program in the name 'Miracles in Rosary' every Monday at 6.30 am. Now we are planning to start a program in English as well.
ENGLISH SERVICES:
Preaching of the word in English was a dream for the ministry. In 2004, Br Tom visited Doha, in Qatar, for a Malayalam retreat. While the program was in progress, another servant of God, Br Dominic from Goa, met Br Tom by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit and invited him to preach the Word in his prayer group. Br Tom told him that he could preach the Word only in Malayalam since he was not well conversant in English. So a lady translator was arranged to help Br Tom. He started the session by praise and worship in English. However, a miracle happened there. After a while he slid into chaste English and preached for an hour. For three days, God gave him the grace to preach in English. This gave him courage and confidence to conduct an English retreat in Mumbai. Br Babu a servant of God arranged the retreat in Mumbai in 2004. There were thirty five participants in the first retreat. Numerous people experienced the love of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit through the services. The 'one day programs' are known as 'Miracles in Rosary'. The retreats of this ministry are known as 'Born Again in Spirit' and 'Holiness Retreat'. People experience the power of the Word of God and many have received mighty anointing. MiraculousHealings have also happened in the lives of many people.
THE MISSION:
The prime aim of this ministry is to transform the lives of people. A Christian is a citizen of heaven. (Philippians 3:20). The culture of the kingdom of heaven is holiness. "The one who called you is holy, so be holy yourselves in all your conduct", for it is written "You shall be holy for I am holy" (1 Peter 1:15-16). If the Father in heaven is holy all His children should be holy. Again the Word declares that "You are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's own people". (1 Peter 2:4). A Christian is a member in the kingdom of God, a citizen of heaven, a royal priesthood and a holy nation. Millions of people are living in sin. They do not know what holiness is. 'Spirit in Jesus' ministry gives much emphasis in spreading holiness. Without holiness Holy Spirit cannot do anything in our lives. Help the Holy Spirit to work as he did in the beginning of the church. The 'Spirit in Jesus' will do mighty things in these and coming days. Because Jesus has said, " Very truly I tell you the one who believes in me will also do the works that I do, and in fact will do greater works than these because I am going to the Father"(Jn 17:12).

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Anonymous said...

Good One