Wednesday, September 17, 2014

A Strange Vision I had



I don’t normally have visions and as far as I can remember it has been years since I last had one. But recently I had a rather strange vision.  I am not sure what this vision means or if it does mean anything. So I decided I should write it down anyway.

It was at the Bible Study group on the 5th of September 2014. We were studying the Gospel of John and were doing the passage ‘Jesus Cleanses the Temple’, John 2:13-22.  After the study and sharing of what God spoke to us individually we were spending some time in spontaneous prayer. While the others were praying I had this vision which was like a series of slides changing one after another.  The best I can describe it is as follows:

First I saw a huge drop of crystal clear water fall slowly as if in slow motion right before my eyes. The drop appeared to be about nearly two inches big. Then there were more such huge drops that started to fall in slow motion too, about five to six.

Then I began to see that I was in a place that looked like in the middle of a rain forest. There were trees and shrubs all around and what appeared to be a thick canopy overhead through which only thin beams of sunlight managed to penetrate.  And I saw what looked like very large jagged glittering pink diamonds about a foot long and three to four inches wide suspended in mid air not attached to the trees or anything.  There were about four or five of them I think. 

Then the massive pink diamonds faded away and I saw a large number, about perhaps a few hundred or more of what looked like well cut and shaped glittering green emeralds each as big as a cherry, that appeared to fill a shallow pit in the ground.

Then the emeralds faded away and suddenly there was something that looked like a candle stand made out of brass but mostly covered in green oxide with a little bit of the brass still visible as if someone had tried to scrape off the oxide from it. It was standing in the shrubs.

Then the candle stand vanished and suddenly there was flowing slowly by what looked like a river of thick blood.

Then just as suddenly the blood disappeared and I saw a fountain of water gushing from what seemed to be a hose like the kind used in a farm to irrigate the land. 

And then the vision ended.

Eric A. Trott


Friday, October 18, 2013

A True Follower of Christ

If you are a Christian and either have or haven't been seriously thinking about your walk with God then this discipleship message will help you find answers to some important questions:

Are you a true follower of Jesus Christ?
Who is a true follower of Jesus Christ?
What makes you a true follower of Jesus Christ?

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Knowing God Personally

This is a useful link for anyone desiring to know God personally.

From EveryStudent.com

What does it take to begin a relationship with God? Wait for lightning to strike? Devote yourself to unselfish religious deeds? Become a better person so that God will accept you? NONE of these. God has made it very clear in the Bible how we can know Him. This will explain how you can personally begin a relationship with God, right now...

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Friday, November 9, 2012

The Answer to Life’s Questions


The Answer to Life’s Questions

Wherefrom did all that is called me
Come to exist as I am known?
And how can I know for certainty
Who caused to happen what life has shown?

Beyond the routine and monotony,
What gives the urge to still press on?
And despite all strife and drudgery,
The hope that night will precede dawn?

Who made laughter life’s soothing balm,
And love that heals the deepest hurt?
Who causes the storm? Who sends the calm?
Who separates beauty from the dirt?

Whither withal with all I own,
Will I go from here when life is done?
Nay. Leaving all behind I’ll go alone
When life’s last battle has been won.

My finite mind cannot comprehend
The truth of all that surrounds me:
Nor dare I claim to apprehend
The extent of eternity

But know I this beyond every doubt
That every question that occurred to man,
Will find its answer not without
The knowledge of God’s Divine Plan.


Eric Anthony Trott

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Life As It Seems

As I look back at how life has been,
The ups and downs and the in between;
The hardest times are harder to leave behind
They somehow get imprinted on the mind.

But then as I look at the lives of others,
And I see the pain of my sisters and brothers;
My own suffering is suddenly so small;
It is not even worth  mentioning at all.

Yes life it seems is not what it seems;
For it could appear rosy while falling apart at the seams.
Though things look good from afar,
Up closer you will find how different they are.

I know well there's a reality hereafter;
Where all sorrow will be turned to laughter:
Where Christ has prepared a place for me,
And I'll be there with Him for eternity.

But here I ought to look a lot deeper,
For I am indeed my brother's keeper:
The Book of Books says love everyone;
And I'll be accountable after all is said and done.


Eric A Trott

Thursday, February 16, 2012

From Struggle to Victory

Between the shame of all the deeds I've done,
And the shameless pursuit of sin;
Between the Law away from which I run,
And the licentiousness that I fall in:

Between the striving that is all in vain
Social demands to satisfy,
And running after selfish gain
My flesh to gratify.

O the war between pressure to perform
And the permission to please myself;
Who can deliver me my wretched state from?
For I am helpless by myself.

But true victory find I in moving on
From sin to justification,
By humble contrite confession
That allows sanctification.

No, upon myself I do not depend,
But upon Jesus' cleansing Blood:
Yes, I know my case He will defend,
And empower with the Spirit's flood.


Eric Anthony Trott

11.02.2012

This is a poem that came together in my head in the middle of the night as I lay awake thinking of how the devil can keep us busy between legalism on the one hand and licentiousness on the other or pleasing others on the one hand and pleasing ourselves on the other so that we completely miss the point of God's Grace.


Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dedication

This blog is dedicated to the memory of my dear friend Arul Baliah.
I first met Arul some years ago in Church in Gurgaon. He was a part of the same church as me when he was in Gurgaon before he moved to Bangalore.  Arul and I went on to become great friends in spite of all that we differed on.  Our common interests were I guess Christian literature and music. He was extremely fond of Francis Schaeffer and I preferred more contemporary writers like Ravi Zachariah and Philip Yancey.   He was a great fan of Bono and U2 while I liked Mark Knopfler and his band Dire Straits. So we spent a lot of time whenever we met up discussing theology, philosophy and music.   I had just begun playing bass guitar and Arul felt that I should stick to rhythm and lead.
Arul was extremely radical in his thoughts and loved provoking people into thinking out of the box if you like.  Though many people who had met him and talked to him may have perhaps wondered about his personal beliefs from what he spoke sometimes, I am sure a lot of us who knew him a little closer would agree that in his own radical way, Arul did love The Lord Jesus Christ.
For some reason, Arul always told me I should start writing. While he was at Gurgaon he had often heard me preach at the Gurgaon Christian Fellowship Church.  And every time he would tell me after the Service that I should write.  After he left for Bangalore we still stayed in touch through email and sometimes on phone.  Sometime back when he wrote to me he again reminded me that it was time I got into writing.  So I jokingly wrote back that the first book I wrote I would dedicate to him. He replied just three words “Do it now”.  That was the last mail I got from Arul.  After that I spoke to him may be once or twice on phone.  On the 9th of October 2011 after the Sunday Worship Service I got an SMS from a friend informing me that Arul had passed away the previous day.  I have now finally just begun writing my first blog and I wish Arul was here to read it…