Post Mortem

Statement of CNC to Dimapur based seven civil societies

By Nagaland Post | Publish Date: 3/21/2019 12:39:55 PM IST

 (From previous issue)

Let us hope and pray that no one will belittle our community faith anymore.It is true that no force can destroy us so long as we remain strong in the Lord. Naga Bible Scholars and the prominent Church Leaders will be good enough to guide and direct us at such time of choice making. Most of all, let us seek God’s guidance so that we don’t get lost in sin. That will be our greatest wisdom.
It is also my sincere apology that if anyone’s feeling and pride is hurt while expressing my view, please forgive me.
Now, in conclusion, allow me to take a space for a short homily.
Every one of us will end our life’s journey some day at the door of death, the gateway to the other realm of world. Then, weshall be no more here on earth andrealized the reality of our eternity, where we shall be forever – in Hell or in Heaven!
In 1877, Charles C.  Luther heard Rev. A.G. Upham tell the story of a young man who was about to die. He’d only been a Christian for a month, and was so sad because he had so little time to serve the Lord. He said, I am not afraid to die; Jesus saves me now. But must I go an empty handed and thus my dear Redeemer meet? This incident prompted Luther to write the song. Stebbins wrote the music. This song was first published in Gospel Hymn No. 3, 1878. (from web: with a little editing). You may take a good look into the song and take a wonderful time of meditation. What will be our position when we meet our redeemer on that day?
Here is one more beautiful narrative - While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table. When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” (Matt 26:6-13. NIV).
Like the disciples of Jesus, as human, we also measure everything in terms of money. We seldom go beyond money. That’s our problem. But see the phrase at the end of the narrative – “in memory of her.” How lovely it is, and what a Rewarding Service it was! Let us think, what have we been doing in the last gone by days? We forget but God remembers. We betrays but Jesus remains faithful. We deny and disown but Jesus keeps according to his words. We fail but Jesus never fails. See, how the singer regretted:
Oh, the years of sinning wasted,
Could I but recall them now,
I would give them to my Saviour,
To His will I’d gladly bow.
We cannot roll back the past. “Now” is the only opportunity that we have in our hands. Think about it so that we may have no regret in future. We may missed many thing on Sundays with or without any regret but we cannot afford to miss what is eternal. Worship is of eternity. It is here on earth and also there in heaven. It is for always. Therefore, let us not undermine anything that is of everlasting on account of anything terrestrial. Therefore, may I encourage all the faithful Christians to be sincere to the faith and be regular in attending the Church Worship Services. In fact, no engagement is more important than worship, a Time to be with God. At the end, we will reap the reward of our work. Blessed be to God. Amen.
Through this writings, may I also beg the pardon of the Seven Day Adventists and other religious bodies for not properly inserting the time schedule for them while calling for a nationwide prayer for the Naga Political Prisoners. It is my prayer to overlook my weaknesses and thus the SDA Churches may kindly make the Prayer in one of their Sabbath Worship Services within March 2019. In the same manner, other Religious Bodies, who have no specific day may also kindly uphold in any one of their Common Worship Days that occurs within March 23-31/2019. We want everybody to join their hearts in prayer for the political prisoners of Naga Freedom Movement. May God Bless you all, as you faithfully come to the throne of the Almighty.
(Concluded)
Rev. Seksim Kasar, 
General Secretary, CNC

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