Gospel Witness for Hindus, Rupee

You have a gospel tract in your pocket!!

Found on every Indian Rupee note and coin is the phrase “Satyameva Jayate”

written in Devanagari script which means, “Truth Alone Triumphs.”

(pronounced:  Sa-tee-ya-me-VA    Jai-Ya-te) 

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You will find this phrase just below the Indian national emblem Lion Capital seal of Ashoka (three lions phasing different directions).

              

                                         

 The origin of the motto is a well-known Hindu mantra (from the Mundaka Upanishad)  

You can use this Motto of India to share the gospel with your Hindu friends. Show them this phrase on your Rupee note or coin “Truth alone Triumphs.” Now share Jesus with them.

 Jesus Christ is the Truth who has triumphed!  

Below is an outline to help you share the gospel by using the rupee note or coin as your entry strategy.  

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I am fascinated by this phrase I find on every rupee note and coin “Satyameva Jayate.” I learned that this phrase means “Truth alone triumphs.” I am attracted to this phrase because of what I have experienced in my own personal journey seeking truth. I had a profound encounter with “Truth that Triumphs” while seeking God.  

 

My search for truth began when I realized that there is more to life than just living, going to work, growing old and dying. There must be a purpose in this life that God has for me. But how do I know this purpose? How do I find meaning in life? How do I know God?  These were questions that were burning in my heart.

 

The first step in my search for truth was started when I noticed some people who seemed happy. These same people knew God’s purpose for them. Each time I found they had a similar experience. They each claimed to know God personally through Jesus Christ. 

 Jesus Christ is the Truth

Jesus himself claimed to be the Truth. He said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; no one comes to the Father but by Me.  (John 14:6). 

Jesus said, “Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice.” (John 18:37) But I found most people are not experiencing the triumph that truth brings.

 Sin has kept us from truth that triumphs The Bible explains that we each have become blinded to truth because of our own sin. “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” (Romans 3:23) It may be a broken promise or it may be an act of deliberate dishonesty but the Bible says that every one of us has sinned.   God is holy and we are sinful. Even though God’s original purpose was for us is to be in fellowship with Him our sin has separated us from God.   The Bible says,  the penalty of our sin is death. (Romans 6:23) That not only means physical death but eternal death, what the Bible refers to as hell.   

We cannot do any amount of good deeds to restore favor with God. That is because God is holy and we are sinful. He is just and we are unjust. For by grace you are saved through faith; not of yourself lest any man should boast.  (Ephesians 2:8-9) We can not bridge the separation by doing good deeds, but only in trusting Jesus Christ.  

 

Jesus is the Truth. Because we have turned from truth with our sin we are separated from God. We deserve punishment. But God in his mercy sent Jesus to die on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin. That is why Jesus is the Truth who triumphed.   

 The Cross: When Truth Triumphed

God in His mercy sent Jesus Christ to die on the cross for you. For Christ also once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that He might bring us to God. (1 Peter 3:18) 

 “God showed his love for us in that while we where yet sinners, Christ died for us.”  (Romans 5:8) God’s desire for you is to know the truth. God sent Jesus Christ to this earth. Jesus is truth.   

Jesus died for your sins, and He was buried and also arose from the grave on the third day. Jesus is the only one in all of history who has risen from the dead. This is the ultimate triumph.

Many did not accept Jesus and many still do not today. Don’t turn away from the opportunity to know Jesus Christ who is the truth who triumphs. The Bible says that “they will turn away their ears from the truth and will be turned to myths. (2 Timothy 4:4) 

 Believe in Jesus Christ

The Bible says God wants all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth”.  (I Timothy 1:4).  Jesus created you, he knows you, even the number of hairs on your head. He loved you and died on the cross for you.

 

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotton Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.  (John 3:16)

 

God sent Jesus to die on the cross to make a way for you to come to God. The Bible says there is one Mediator of God and of men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all. (1Timothy 2:5)  We must trust in Jesus Christ and receive Him by faith.

God has done His part. He sent Jesus Christ to die for you. Now is the time for you to trust Jesus. Admit to God you’re a sinner. Turn from your sins, Believe that Jesus died on the cross for you. Receive Jesus by inviting him to come in your life and take control of your life. But as many as received him, to them He gave power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name.  (John 1:12)

Would you like to experience the truth that triumphs right now? You can! By faith ask Jesus to save you. You can express faith in Jesus through prayer. 

 Truth Prayer  

Dear God. I know you are the Truth and that you sent your Son, Jesus to this earth to die on the cross for me. I acknowledge that I am a sinner and need forgiveness. I want to turn from my sins and invite you, Lord Jesus into my heart. I desire to know the truth that sets me free. I want to trust you as my savior and Lord and follow you from now on.  Amen

Did you pray this prayer?

 In Jesus You have Eternal Life

Now that you have trusted Jesus to save you, your sins are forgiven. You have eternal life.  

The Bible says, “You also where included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God’s possession-to the praise of his glory.”  (Ephesians  1:13) 

 Continue following Jesus Christ

Now that you have experienced the Truth that Triumphs in Jesus Christ you should read the Bible to continue in truth. Jesus said, “I have no greater joy than these things, to hear that my children walk in the truth.” (3 John 1:4) 

Tell others about Jesus. You have experienced the life changing truth in Jesus Christ. Share this good news with many others. The Bible says, You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32 ) 

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One Response to Gospel Witness for Hindus, Rupee

  1. Lokesh says:

    Hi,
    Just wanted to let you know correct translation of the phrase.
    The meaning of “satyameva jayate” is not “Truth always triumphs”
    but is ” Truth Alone Triumphs”. Hope this helps.
    Thanks
    -Lokesh

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