Jesus Loves You!

© 2012 by Immanuel Vision

the founder speaks

Franco Vadakkoot

Founder - Immanuel Vision

 

In the case of apostles,

Mathew did not go to Jesus, it was the other way round, Jesus went to Mathew. Jesus ventured to the boat of fishermen, sat there and made Peter and other disciples his own. Yes, Jesus shared the Good Word, settling down fearlessly at any place. Similarly in this digital era, we should NOT isolate electronic visual media, nor avoid cinema halls, nor ignore secular channels. Living words of Jesus should be shared at all the places.

Why should we turn our backs on Gospel proclamation through Television, big screen, electronic displays, at cinema theaters, Railway stations, Bus stations and other public places and through cable TV network, and other secular TV channels? 

In whatever zone it is, these days, man keeps on flying Ultra-fast, to Greater Heights, and Forward!

Bullet train, Supersonic planes, Express Money Transfer, all these have thus reached extreme speed.With the advent of Internet, any news spreads like fire in the world in a hundredth of a second. With the arrival of Digital era, the World is at your fingertips.

Hot News channels are competing with each other, providing news that has only very little truth to them. Many of them are against Christ and Holy Church. Still, we Christians are not doing anything about it. We should not isolate ourselves from the digital era, our style of Gospel propagation should change. We are not trying hard enough, to charge ahead faster to greater distance for the sake of Christ.

At whichever place we look, digital era is captivating man. It has come to pass that once upon a time, the undefeated king in photo film zone, Kodak Film Co. had to close down. Reason is nothing but ignoring the arrival of Digital era. We have to analyze ourselves, whether we are ignoring, God-given digital scheme for our method of Gospel propagation. 

The time limit has already crossed for using unlimited possibilities of digital system for Jesus

Even now, are not our Gospel proclamations dragging on, like that of bullock-cart era?

If we put aside “Shalom”,"EWTN" (any Christian TV) channel which has the wonderful signature of God, what else do we have to claim as our own, in this zone. Recognizing the fact, that spiritual channels are necessary, let us ask a question to ourselves.

Are not the majority of us, conveniently avoiding spiritual channels pressing our fingers continuously on the TV remote, to watch fantastic programmes on other channels?

Give our response only to the Creator.

It is in this zone, that we still have to make our own, the Gospel propagation style of the Creator. It was from the place of toll collection, that Mathew was called. Mathew did not go to Jesus, it was the other way round, Jesus went to Mathew. Jesus made Peter and other disciples his own, going to the boat of fishermen and sitting with them. Yes, Jesus shared the Living Word, after venturing out everywhere fearlessly.

The Living Word of Jesus should be shared, in all the places, without ignoring the Visual Media especially publicly. 

To those who think, ‘Of what use it is, to spread the Word, in all the places?’ 

Jesus says: 

“ As the rain and the snow
    come down from heaven,
and do not return to it
    without watering the earth
and making it bud and flourish,
    so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater,
so is my word that goes out from my mouth:
    It will not return to me empty,
but will accomplish what I desire
    and achieve the purpose for which I sent it ”
(Isaiah 55: 10-11)

 

Let us make a self introspection. There are a couple of questions that Jesus asks each one of us who keeps running and panting, from spiritual retreats to spiritual retreats, from one place of pilgrimage to another, from the feast of one saint to another. 

That Question is :- What do you pray for? You answer to the Creator only. Is there any prayer, which comes up deep from our souls, other than our personal matters? My child, my home, my profession, my health, my life partner, it's always about 'my'. Can you pray, spreading out your hands like Moses for Gospel propagation through visual media? 

 

Thus,

holding the spread out hands in front of Jesus, does our mind feel excited to dedicate at least the tithe, to the Creator for Gospel propagation through visual media?

Are we ready to glorify God in any field, be it Gospel propagation, or charity works, giving solely to Jesus, at least a tenth of  the wealth such as Time, Health, Talents given by Jesus?

If yes, Jesus will look at us and say like He said to Abraham: "Through you, all the generations of the world will be blessed; I will bless you"

If not, we may have to account for it, before the Creator.

Because, Jesus Our Lord, was the one, who without any express corridor, without any modern day comfortable environment, would impart the Good Word, just sitting on a donkey.

Our Apostles and saints are the ones, who became martyrs while taking the Good Word, to the frontiers of earth, much before the current supersonic era.

 

So, if we are those standing, turning our backs to Gospel propagation through visual media, due to our selfishness, fear, greed for money, ignorance,  remember……

We are those who splurge without any inhibition, emptying our purses, in order to augment the feasts of our saints and great feasts of Our Lord, with unnecessary celebrations!!

When we keep apart our church premises, hospitals, schools and organizations from digital Evangelization,remember....Are we not accountable for it, in front of Our Lord?

The Living Word says: 

"Stop bringing meaningless offerings!
    Your incense is detestable to me.
New Moons, Sabbaths and convocations—
    I cannot bear your worthless assemblies.
14 Your New Moon feasts and your appointed festivals
    I hate with all my being.
They have become a burden to me;
    I am weary of bearing them.
15 When you spread out your hands in prayer,
    I hide my eyes from you;
even when you offer many prayers,
    I am not listening.

Your hands are full of blood!"

                                                         -Isaiah 1: 13-15

 

Why are we, in this digital era, not reaching out, to spread the Good Word, on public platforms, using visual media?

Are we, each of us Christians, to stand with joined hands, as if, paralyzed into inaction, watching Holy Church, priests, nuns and even Christ himself being mutilated, into exhibits of contempt, in motion pictures and serials being shown these days?

 

Like Apostles, who stuck with Jesus below the cross, together with Holy Mother, like Veronica who wiped the face of Jesus with her towel on the way of cross, we are to join our hands in mobilizing souls for the sake of Christ, through visual media.

Come along with "Immanuel - our Lord"

Let us enlist ourselves and join our hands together with "Immanuel" for Immanuel Vision, to present the living Jesus Christ, who is our life, the sole savior of the universe in depth and volume, through visual media, courageously, with the vigor of the Apostles through visual media, in this digital era, on public platforms around the world, where those who do not know Christ. With terrific speed, proceed greater distances, clasping hands of Christ.

"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”  - Isaiah 30: 21

I remain,

In Christ’s love,

Franco Vadakkoot.