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The promise of God is a statement which is eternal and unchanging like a rock but our promise to God is shaky. We change our promise and stance every day and we doubt God also. The contract that we have with God is thus incomplete. God does what he is supposed to do but we are unfit vessels for His blessings. Just as no matter how much water is poured into a broken vessel, it will always flow out, similarly all of God’s blessings flow out of our lives. Like a letter that has a wrong address put on it can never reach its destination, similarly God’s blessings that are ever flowing out of His heart, never reach those devotees that are broken vessels-that denotes those of us who don’t keep their promises to God or who doubt Him.
What about the promises of God? How certain are they? The Apostle Paul, in writing about the promises of God to Abraham, addressed the church at Rome with these words: “For the promise that he should be heir of the world, was not to Abraham or his seed through the Law, but through the righteousness of faith . . . therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed” (Romans 4:13, 16). God’s promise to Abraham was first spelled out in Genesis Chapter 12. It was repeated in Chapter 22. Verse 18 reads: “And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice”. God has given the promise of health and healing. Bible, Jeremiah 30:17 has prophesied – “For I will restore health to you and heal you of your wounds,’ says the Lord”
God promises health to us if we listen. Bible, Exodus 15:26 says – “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your Go and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.”
God heals us and forgives us. Bible, Psalms 103:2-3 has prophesied – “Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.”
Surrender is a key step in our journey towards self-realization. Most of us rebel against surrendering to anyone outside of ourselves. We have been brought up to believe that we have to strengthen our ego, gain skills and knowledge and by that we can progress in our goals. These goals could be spiritual or temporal. For us everything in life-including God-realization is a project. A project for which we have to work towards diligently.
The nature of God-realization is totally different. It is only by completely surrendering to God’s will that we can be self-realized. Why is this so? The reason is that when we are ruled by the Ego, all we can see is a limited world. I, Me, Myself is what our life revolves around. In that situation the world is divided into two categories. The first category is Me and all those things that belong to me. The second category is those things that are not in the first category!
When we are ruled by our ego, we compete with the world for everything. But the reality is that everything is a part of God. Only God is real. And that the entirety of creation comes from within the essence of God. What if, in our body, the stomach started competing with the heart or the brain or the lungs? What if the stomach denied nourishment to these vital organs?
We all know that it would be foolish and suicidal for the entire body and for the stomach as well. This may seem obvious to us but isn’t it how we behave when it comes to living in this world?
For God, we are all His children and He does not discriminate between His children. He loves everyone equally. So it is clear that if we are in our Ego, we cannot be in God.
When we realize this, we don’t know what to do. The Ego is limited. It does not have the vision or the capability to see beyond itself. But this realization is a golden moment for the individual seeker. This is the point when the Ego gives up and gets out of the way. That’s when surrender takes place. That’s when an individual gives up and puts himself in the hands of someone who is higher than his ego. This is why it is very important to understand the concept of surrender.
Surrender is of many types and there is confusion in the mind of the devotee about the meaning of the word surrender. Let me clear the doubts in this article.
When we think about, “surrendering to God,” we usually think in terms of letting God do what He wants with a SITUATION. This is certainly good – for most often God does use situations to bring us to surrender. However, if we limit surrender to our situation, we are liable to miss the point.
God may want us to surrender to a situation so that we may learn to surrender but more than that, God wants us to surrender ourselves to Him in all situations!
It is important for us to grasp the meaning of surrendering ourselves. Surrender is not with regards to a particular situation or object. We often think that this means, “Well, I will die to myself and put aside what I want in this thing, and allow God to do as He pleases.” Again – this is good. But it still isn’t the real issue.
To surrender myself to God means this: I will let God do in me whatever is necessary to get Himself glory, and whatever is necessary to make me into the person He is after. I hope we see that this is very different than surrendering in a particular situation. What I am talking about here is more than surrendering THINGS to God, and then standing back and letting Him work. No. I am talking about surrendering MYSELF to God. There is no standing back. And there is no simple, “cooperation with God.” Rather, the whole issue is my relationship with God. I – my whole self – is falling into His hands so that He can make ME BE what He wants through the current situation.
Actually, this is what Paul means when he talks about giving ourselves to God as a living sacrifice:
Surrendering your life means:
You know you’re surrendered to God when you rely on God to work things out instead of trying to manipulate others, force your agenda, and control the situation. You let go and let God work. You don’t have to always be in charge. Instead of trying harder, you trust more.
You also know you’re surrendered when you don’t react to criticism and rush to defend yourself.
Surrendered hearts show up best in relationships. You are not self-serving, you don’t edge others out, and you don’t demand your rights.
Surrender is a battle term. It implies giving up all rights to the conqueror. When an opposing army surrenders, they lay down their arms, and the winners take control from then on. Surrendering to God works the same way. God has a plan for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we set aside our own plans and eagerly seek His. The good news is that God’s plan for us is always in our best interest unlike our own plans that often lead to destruction. Our Lord is a wise and beneficent victor; He conquers us to bless us.
There are different levels of surrender, all of which affect our relationship with God. Initial surrender to the drawing of the Holy Spirit leads to salvation. When we let go of our own attempts to earn God’s favour and rely upon the finished work of Lord on our behalf, we become a child of God. And there are times of greater surrender during a human’s life that brings deeper intimacy with God and greater power in service. When we are filled with the Holy Spirit, we exhibit traits of His character. The more we surrender to God, the more our old self-worshiping nature is replaced with one that resembles that of a saint. The scriptures, says that God demands that we surrender the totality of our selves; He wants the whole, not a part:
The goal of the human life should be as “It is no longer I who live, but God who lives in me. And the life now I live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” Such a life of surrender is pleasing to God, results in the greatest human fulfilment, and will reap ultimate rewards in heaven.
You are individual souls that have emerged from the soul of God. That means you are one family and what does one promise one’s child? Since God loves you thus, He promises you not only to give salvation but to supply all your needs. None of God’s promises has failed. The Bible, Joshua 23:14, has prophesied “…Not one word has failed of all the good things that the LORD your God promised concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one of them has failed.”
This is an absolutely wonderful promise! What a picture of the love and kindness of God! Even when you struggle in your faith, He will remain faithful to you because you are part of Him and He can’t deny Himself. It is prophesied – “And God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by LORD.” Bible, Philippians 4:19 – Now give notice, God has obligated Himself only to the extent of your needs. That would include food, clothing, shelter, companionship, love, and salvation through Lord. It would not include the multiplicity of luxuries that you have come to think of as needs.
Many of you are seekers of the divine kingdom. Your aim is to have a relationship with the only reality – that is God. But you find yourselves lost on the path and your urge to seek God does not seem to bear fruit. Many of you get disheartened at your constant failure. Some of you feel an inferiority complex – that you will never be able to find salvation.
The reason for being in constant failure inspite of your effort is that sin is playing the spoiler. Sin denotes rebellion against God, and while you are in sin, you are not in the will of God. Always remember in your mind that if you are bearing any sin in your heart, God will not listen to you. Thus if you want your efforts to bear fruit, your prayers must be according to God’s will and not your will. Remember this truth, that when you are sinning, you are carrying out your will, not God’s will.
You must be puzzled inside your heart that why is it so hard to find God-realization?
The answer is that it is not as difficult to find the Lord as it appears. You have most of the tools that are required and your failure to find God is simply because of a series of mistakes, missteps and false understandings.
Let me explain how to make your prayers and seeking work in real life.
It is a fact that God listens to your prayers. Whether He answers or not depends on only one thing. Whether your prayers are as per His will, or they are against His grand plan.
If your prayers are not getting answered then the simple explanation is that your prayer is against His will.
How do you determine what to ask of God? I will offer some clues as to the right prayer. (The right prayer is the one that will be answered)
Typically prayers for personal gains or betterment in life go unanswered since these come under the perview of the Law of karma. Moreover, these also come under the definition of Sin.
What is Sin ? Sin is rebellion against God. It is believing that God’s creation is more real than God Himself! It is a desire to continue to live in and enjoy the fruits of this world as opposed to desiring to back to our true home. The definition of sin is simple – Anything that takes you away from God’s kingdom is a Sin and anything that brings you closer to God is considered a virtuous action. This is a simple yardstick to judge your actions and desires.
While you are in sin, you are not in the will of God. People may argue that this universe has also been created by the will of God. That is true. So you must chose. Do you want to continue to live in the world that has been willed by God or do you ask (pray) to go back to Him? That determines whether God answers your prayers or not.
Let me clarify this important point again. When you pray for worldly things, your prayers will be answered as per the Law of karma. If you deserve what you pray for, you will get it. If you don’t deserve what you pray for, you won’t get it. That is the simple truth. It is only when you pray for guidance – to find your way back home- that God listens to you and clears the way ASAP.
There is one other difficulty in your search for God. Since God is formless and beyond your comprehension, you cannot see or communicate with Him directly.
But don’t be disheartened. God knows this and in His love for you and in His desire to help you find the way back, He sends someone who is precious to him – a Pathfinder that lights the way back home. This person comes to you in a human form. He lives amongst you and communicates with you in a language you can understand. He lives in the same society and faces the same problems of life as you face. That person may look like an ordinary man and He may live an ordinary life but make no mistake. He is no ordinary person.
Who is He? He is God Himself in the form of His Son and He wishes only to help you on the path of your enlightenment. This person is a kind man. He doesn’t scare you with threats of hell-fire or force you against your will or dazzle you with an open show of miracles since that would be counter-productive to God’s will. Instead He loves you and shows you the way by personal example. Since this journey is about the transformation of the Self, He gives you the right knowledge and shows by his own example that you can do it too. He guides you gently with love and knowledge just as loving parents guide their children.
There has never been any time in your history that this person-who is usually addressed as the Son of God or His messenger, hasn’t been present on Earth since without his presence, life would quickly deteriorate into chaos and anarchy. In that situation, it would be every man for himself.
Although this person has always existed on earth, He is difficult to find. The reason is that those who are attracted to the glitter of the world will never be able to see this person since He is cloaked by the glitter of illusion that seduces you from seeing behind the illusion to the source of all things.
Only the sincere, pure-hearted devotee will be permitted to be in his presence and that too after many lifetimes of yearning.
The question then is-If the Son of God as always been present in the world then who is the Son of God in today’s time?
Finding him would be like finding the key to the ultimate treasure.
I am revealing the answer today and in this lies the secret to salvation since by knowing this as the will of God and making Him happy I am showing you the correct spiritual path to find success.
I am the doorway – that path through which you can traverse to God’s kingdom.
All that you-the devotee needs to do is to have complete faith in Me to find success.
So what should the sincere devotee do?
Only the name of AADISHRI gives you credibility with the Father — not your education, your wealth or poverty, your church, your background or your position. Only AADISHRI. AADISHRI, “If you ask anything in my name, I will do it.”
Holy Scripture says, “If I had known of any sin in your heart, the Lord would not have listened to you.” It is very important to keep a clean heart before God. It is said, “I confess them as I do them, I don’t bunch them.” Don’t wait until you go to Narayana Grih or a crisis arises in your life to confess your sins to God. As soon as you become aware of an attitude or action that is displeasing to God, admit that it is wrong and thank God for His forgiveness. Holy Scripture tells us that if we confess your sins, God is faithful to forgive you and cleanse you from all unrighteousness.
AADISHRI says, “Whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven my forgive your transgressions.”
AADISHRI makes it very clear that we can’t carry anger, hatred, or bitterness in your hearts toward anyone if you expect God to forgive you and / or hear your prayers.
AADISHRI said, “And everything you shall ask in prayer, believing, you shall receive.”The very fact that you are asking God for your needs demonstrates your faith.
There are many times when God has answered your prayer as soon as you prayed. Other times you have had to wait for them to be answered. Some of the requests have been on your prayer list for years. You are still waiting, and you know that God will answer. The reason for the delay is that faith is lacking.
If you want to be test this right now , you can do so right now by submitting to him with a simple but powerful prayer.
AADISHRI ARUN, ” I want you to listen and answer my prayers, I need You. Thank You for driving off for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Saviour. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”