meaning of Asatoma Sadgamaya


ऊँ असतोम सद्गमय, तमसोमा ज्योतिर्गमय ।

मृत्योर्मा अमृतंगमया, ऊँ शान्ति शान्ति शान्तिः ।।

Om! Asatoma Sadgamaya, Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya, Mrityorma Amritamgamaya, Om Shanti, Shanti, Shantihi!

This is one of the most famous slokas in India. Many People say this slokas without knowing the meaning. Simply don’t follow the traditions, understand the meaning of slokas know the Reality for which it has been clearly pronounced?

asatoma sadgamaya

asatoma sadgamaya

Meaning:
असतोम सद्गमय, Asatoma Sadgamaya – From Unreal Lead me to Real
तमसोमा ज्योतिर्गमय,Tamasoma Jyotirgamaya – From Darkness Lead me to Light
मृत्योर्मा अमृतंगमया, Mrityorma Amritamgamaya – From Death Lead me to Immortality

From Unreal Lead me to Real.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life

God then answered Moses by saying, “I AM WHO I AM. .

For they themselves report concerning us the kind of reception we had among you, and how you turned to God from idols(Unreal) to serve the living and true God(Real),

JESUS IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

From Darkness Lead me to Light

John 8:12 SAYS When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

From Death Lead me to Immortality

John 3:36 SAYS And anyone who believes in God’s Son(Jesus) has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”

1. We are to worship & obey Living God who is in spirit not having any form.

2. We are to reject the worship of any other god made with hands(idols)/man-made idols .

3. We are to reject the worship of the true God by any means that are unworthy of him, such as the use of pictures or images.

Jesus is the True living God!

Open Your eyes! Wake up! Rise and Walk in the Light!

Revelations of Heaven and Hell by 7 Columbian Youths(1)


Revelations on Hell

(Luke 16:19) There was a rich man that dressed in purple and fine linen, who enjoyed luxurious living every day. In front of his gate a beggar named Lazarus was placed, covered with sores, and hungering to be fed crumbs that fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores. The beggar died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried, and while suffering tortures in Hades, he looked up and from a distance saw Abraham with Lazarus in his bosom. So he called out, Father Abraham, take pity on me and send Lazarus to dip his finger tip in water and cool my tongue, for I am tormented in this fire.
But Abraham said, Son, remember that you enjoyed the good things in your lifetime while Lazarus had the bad things; now he is being comforted here but you are suffering anguish. Besides, there is a great chasm fixed between you and us, so that those who want to cross from here to you are unable; neither can they cross from your side to us.

The Bible, the word of God, is very clear about the subject of heaven and hell. In this portion that we have just read, the Lord tells us about two places: Heaven and Hell, the condemnation or the salvation. There is no intermediate place. Purgatory does not exist. Limbo does not exist, where men exist for a while after they have departed from the Earth and then go to heaven; the Bible is very clear about that.

(April 11th 1995) God gave us a revelation that would change the trajectory of our lives.We were praying and were prepared to go out on a picnic later on that day. Suddenly around 10 am, a very powerful white light shone through one of the windows. When the light appeared, all of us immediately started to speak in tongues and were baptized with the Holy Ghost.

In that moment, all of us were astonished and fascinated with what we saw. That glorious light was illuminating the entire room. The light was much stronger than the light from the sun. In the middle of the light, we saw a host of angels dressed in white. These angels were so beautiful, tall, and very good looking.

In the middle of all those angels we saw something amazing — the figure of a Man. This image was a special being, a man who was dressed in a very white mantle and robes. His hair was like gold threads. We could not see His face because it was too brilliant. However, we saw a golden belt around His chest, with gold lettering that said:

“King of Kings and Lord of Lords .”

He was wearing pure gold sandals on His feet, and His beauty was without equal. When we saw the presence of that Man, all of us fell to our knees.

Then we started to hear His voice. It was very special and wonderful; every word drilled into our hearts like a double-edged sword; just like it is written in the word of God (Hebrews 4:12). He spoke to us in very simple but powerful words. We audibly heard Him say to us,

“My little children, don’t be afraid, I am Jesus of Nazareth, and I have visited you to show you a mystery so you can show and tell to towns, nations, cities, churches, and all places. Where I tell you to go, you will go, and where I tell you not to go, you will not go.”

The Holy Bible, the Word of God, says in Joel 2:28 “It shall come to pass after this that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh, your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.” These are the times that God is preparing for everyone.

Then something strange happened, a rock appeared in the middle of the room, and the Lord, who was with us, made us get on that rock. The rock was about eight inches above the floor, and a huge hole appeared in the floor. It was a huge, black, terrifying hollow or cavern. Soon, we fell on top of the rock and went down through the hollow in the floor. It was dark and it lead us to the center of the earth.

While we were in that gloomy darkness, we were so scared! We were so afraid that we said to the Lord, “Lord we don’t want to go to that place! Don’t take us to that place Lord! Take us out of here Lord!” The Lord answered us with a very beautiful and compassionate voice, “This experience is necessary so you can see and tell others.”

We then arrived at some caverns; at some horrible doors, like a labyrinth. We didn’t want to go inside. We noticed a terrible smell and a heat that choked us. Once we entered, we saw terrible things, frightful images. The entire place was engulfed in flames; and in the middle of these flames, there were SOULS of thousands of people. They were suffering in great torment. The sight was so horrifying, we didn’t want to see what was shown to us.

The place was divided into different sections of torment and suffering. One of the first sections that the Lord allowed us to see was the “Valley of the Cauldrons” as we called it, each of them was burning with lava inside. Inside each one was the soul of a person who had died and gone to hell.

As soon as those souls saw the Lord, they started to shout and screamed, “Jesus the Lord, have mercy on us! Jesus the Lord give me a chance to get out of this place! Lord, take me out and I will tell the world that this place is real!” But the Lord didn’t even look at them. There were millions of men, women and young people in that place. We also saw homosexuals and drunkards in torment. We saw all of these people shouting in such great torment.

It shocked us to see how their bodies were destroyed. Worms were coming in and out of their empty eye sockets, mouths, and ears; and were penetrating the skin all through their bodies. This fulfills the word of God written in the book of Isaiah and in Mark 9:44,

“Where their worm never ceases and the fire is not put out.”

We were just horrified at what we were watching. We saw flames about 9 to 12 feet high. Within each flame, there was the soul of a person that has died and went to hell.

The Lord allowed us to see a man who was inside of one of the cauldrons. He was upside down and the flesh on his face was falling in pieces. He remained watching the Lord intently; and then started to shout and call on the name of Jesus. He said, “Lord have mercy! Lord give me a chance! Lord take me out of this place!” But the Lord Jesus didn’t want to look at him. Jesus simply turned his back on him. When Jesus did this, the man started to curse and blaspheme the Lord. This man was John Lennon, the member of the satanic music group “The Beatles.” John Lennon was a man who mocked and made fun of the Lord during his life. He said that the Christianity was going to disappear and Jesus Christ would be forgotten by everyone. However, today this man is in hell and Jesus Christ is alive!! Christianity hasn’t disappeared either.

As we started to walk on the edges of that place, the souls extended their hands to us and begged for mercy. They asked Jesus to take them out of there, but the Lord would never even look at them.

Then we started going through different sections. We came to the most terrible section of hell, where the worse torments happen; the center of hell. The most concentrated forms of torment; such torments that a human being could never express them. The only people here where those who knew Jesus and the Word of God. There were pastors, evangelists, missionaries, and all types of people that had once accepted Jesus and knew the truth; but lived a double life.

There were also backsliders; their suffering was a thousand times worse than any one else. They were shouting and begging the Lord for mercy, but the word of the Lord says in the book of Hebrews 10:26-27, “For if we go on sinning willfully after acquiring the knowledge of the truth, there is no longer left any sacrifice for sins, but some dreadful anticipation of judgment and of a fierce fire that is to devour those who oppose God.”

Those souls were there because they preached, fasted, sung and lifted their hands in the church but in the streets and homes they were in adultery, fornication, lying, robbery. We can not lie to God. The Bible says that he to whom much has been given much also will be required. (Luke 12:48)

God then allowed us to see two women that had once been Christian sisters while on the earth, but they didn’t live a righteous life before the Lord. One said to the other, “You cursed wretch! It’s your fault that I am in this place! You didn’t preach to me a holy gospel! And because you didn’t tell me about the truth, I am now here in hell!” They would say these things to each other in the midst of the flames, and they hated each other because there is no love, mercy or forgiveness in hell.

There were thousands of souls who had known the Word of God, but their lives weren’t clean before the holy presence of the Lord. “You cannot play with God or with the flames of the hell either!” the Lord said. He also told us, “My sons, all the suffering on the earth concentrated in just one place is nothing, NOTHING compared with the suffering that a person has in the best parts of hell.” If it is that terrible for those who suffer least in hell, how much worse must it be for those in the center of hell, who once knew the Word of the Lord and walked away from it. Then the Lord told us that we that we could play with the fire on the earth, but never with the fire in hell.

We continued walking through different places and the Lord showed us many different people. We could see that all the people there had approximately six different type of torments. There were souls tormented by demons with all types of punishments. Another terrible punishment was their own conscience saying , “Remember when they preached to you, remember when you heard the Word of God, remember when they told you about hell and you laughed about it!” Their own consciences tormented them; just like the worms that crossed all over their bodies, like the consuming fire that was thousands and thousands times more hotter than we know. This was the reward that the devil has for all those who seek him and follow him.

The Word of the Lord says in Revelation 21:8 “As for the cowardly, however, and the unbelieving, and the fearful, the murderers, the immoral, those practicing magic arts, and idolaters, and all liars- their lot is in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur. This is the second death.”

Next, the Lord showed us a man that had murdered six people. These six people now surrounded him, and were shouting at him saying, “It is your fault that we are all in this place, YOUR FAULT!” The murderer tried to cover his ears because he didn’t want to listen to them, but he could not avoid listening since in hell all your senses are much more sensitive.

Souls in that place were tormented with an intolerable thirst for water that can not be satisfied in any way; like the Bible story of Lazarus and the rich man. (Luke 16:19) The rich man in Hell wanted only one single drop of water, that would have been enough. The Word of the Lord says in Isaiah 34:9, “The streams of Edom shall be turned into pitch and her soil into brimstone; her land shall become burning pitch.”

In that place, every souls was in the middle of the fire. People saw mirages of crystal-clear rivers in the middle of the fire; but when they tried to reach them, the rivers turned into fire. They also saw trees with fruit that gave out water; but when they tried to take them, they burned their hands and demons would ridicule them.

Then God took us to a place much worse than the other places that we had seen. We saw the lake of fire and brimstone. On one side of that lake there was a smaller lake. In that smaller lake, there were millions and millions and millions of souls crying and begging the Lord to have mercy on them. They said to Him, “Lord please! Take us out of here at least just a little moment! Please give me the chance to go out!!!” However, the Lord could not do anything for them because their judgment was already set.

Among those millions and millions of people, the Lord allowed us to focus on one man whose body was half-way submerged in the lake of fire. The Lord let us understand and know his thoughts. The name of that man was Mark. We were amazed by the things this man said to himself, in his thoughts. We learned an eternal lesson when we heard the following thoughts, “I would give anything to be in your place now! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one minute. I wouldn’t care if I were the most miserable, most sick, most hated, or the poorest man in the world, I would give anything to go back! Just for one minute on the earth.” The Lord Jesus was holding my hand. Jesus replied to Mark’s thoughts saying, “Mark, why would you like to come back to the earth even for just one single minute?” With a crying and tormented voice, he told Jesus, “Lord! I would give anything to go back to the earth just for one single minute simply to repent and be saved.”

When the Lord heard what Mark had said,

I saw blood come from Jesus’ wounds and tears filled His eyes as He said, “Mark, it is too late for you!

Worms are set for your bed and worms will cover you.” (Isaiah 14:11) When the Lord said this to him, he sank in the lake forever. Sadly, all those souls have no more hope. Only we on Earth have the chance to repent today and go to Heaven with our Lord Jesus Christ.

Heaven and Earth shall pass away, the words in the BIBLE Never goes wrong. Once in the time of Roman Catholic, I was taught by my Sisters and Fathers of Roman Catholic congregration and even Elders in my Home, said after our death there is a place called Purgatory. Cleansing of our sins to go to heaven. After spending few days/months/year depends upon our weightage of sin, we stayed in purgatory after that we will go to heaven and live with Jesus forever and ever. Dont be deceived. There is hell and heaven. Either our soul goes to hell or to heaven. There is no intermediate place.

HELL IS FOREVER

JOHN HARPER- True Hero on the Titanic


JOHN HARPER

John Harper (May 29, 1872 – April 15, 1912) was a Baptist pastor from Great Britain who died in the Titanic disaster on the North Atlantic.

John Harper

John harper

Harper was born in the village of Houston, Scotland, in 1872. When he was thirteen years old that he received Jesus as the Lord of his life. He began to preach about four years later at the ripe old age of 17 years old by going down to the streets of his village and pouring out his soul in earnest entreaty for men to be reconciled to God. After five or six years of toiling on street corners preaching the gospel and working in the mill during the day, In 1897, he became the first pastor of Paisley Road Baptist Church in Glasgow, Scotland.

Harper was a widower, Wife died in childbirth (daughter Nina).

Why he is called as the Real HERO of TITANIC?

At the time of the Titanic disaster, He was traveling with his daughter. It was the night of April 14, 1912. At 11:40 p.m. on that fateful night, an iceberg scraped the ship’s starboard side, showering the decks with ice and ripping open six watertight compartments. The sea poured in.

As soon as it was apparent that the ship was going to sink, John Harper immediately took his daughter to a lifeboat. He bent down and kissed his precious little girl; looking into her eyes he told her that she would see him again someday(HEAVEN).The flares going off in the dark sky above reflected the tears on his face as he turned and headed towards the crowd of desperate humanity on the sinking ocean liner.

john-harper with his daughter

john-harper with his daughter

It was only minutes later that the Titanic began to rumble deep within. That night 1528 people went into the frigid waters. John Harper was seen swimming frantically to people in the water leading them to Jesus before their death. Mr. Harper swam up to one young man who had climbed up on a piece of Wood(debris). Rev. Harper asked him between breaths,

“Are you saved(Have you accepted Christ as your own saviour)?”

The young man replied that he was not.John Harper then took off his life jacket and threw it to the man and said, “Here then, you need this more than I do…” and swam away to other people. A few minutes later Harper swam back to the young man and succeeded in leading him to salvation. Of the 1528 people that went into the water that night, six were rescued by the lifeboats. One of them was this young man on the debris.

titanic disaster

titanic disaster

Four years later, at a survivors meeting, this young man stood up and in tears recounted how that after John Harper had led him to Christ. Mr. Harper had tried to swim back to help other people,yet because of the intense cold, had grown too weak to swim. His last words before going under in the frigid waters were, “Believe on the Name of the Lord Jesus and you will be saved.” Does Hollywood remember this man? No. Oh well, no matter. This servant of God did what he had to do. While other people were trying to buy their way onto the lifeboats and selfishly trying to save their own lives, John Harper gave up his life so that others could be saved.

Even-though he got a chance to save his life in a life boat, he knew after his death his child became a orphan, he returned back for the unsaved souls going to hell after their death, and he make the unsaved souls into saved help them to reach heaven.

“Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends…” John Harper was truly the hero of the Titanic!

http://www.geni.com/people/Rev-John-Harper/6000000015924206300