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Why Jesus wanted a donkey not Ferrari or BMW?

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Okay, we know there was no BMW or Ferrari at that time….however, there was horses, which looked good, faster….

However, If we look in the bible verse, Jesus wants a donkey to ride around. Have we ever thought why he wanted a donkey?

In the holy bible it is written.


Matthew 11:2

Then Jesus sent two disciples, Saying unto them, Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me


Why would Jesus want a donkey to ride? God seemed so keen to ride a donkey. So, if we look carefully on the characteristics of a donkey.

Donkeys have distinct characteristics.


Hard worker, strong and intelligent

Donkeys are stronger than a horse of the same size. It could carry lots of things required while travelling as Jesus was travelling all the time.


Herd animal

Donkeys don’t like being kept alone. So, it would not be distracted while preaching around in the crowds.


Concentration and curiosity

Donkeys have better concentration, i.e. they are less easily startled (unlike horses). So, donkey was more reliable and trustworthy to travel with.


Stubborn

Donkeys have highly developed sense of self-preservation. Hence difficult to force or frighten. While training a donkey, action and words plays important role. By doing this they can trust to be protected from harm. So, donkey needs a bond with its owner.


Dogs are scared (Natural aversion to canine)

Dogs are scared away easily/ naturally by a donkey. So, it would help Jesus on his way to the preaching without being entangled by astray dogs around villages at that time.


Powerful hearing

Donkeys can hear from 60 miles away as they have bigger ears than horses.


Donkeys can survive deserts

Donkeys have a different digestive system, which can break down inedible vegetation and extract moisture from food efficiently. So, while travelling with limited food and water, donkey was the most efficient means of transport at that time.

Facts sourced from http://www.mikesdonkeys.co.uk/facts.html

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Man is greedy

There are many explanations about greed…but today we will explore about the impact on the stages of a life of man with an example.

Ever wondered why man lives longer than animals (donkey, dog & Owl)? This maybe one of the good examples of portraying the greediness that lies in man. God created different living creatures on earth and left them to live on earth. The living creatures were donkey, dog, owl and man.

So, the God decided to give each creature with life span of 40 years to each. Donkey then realized it’s too long for him to have 40 years. So, he went to God and asked for reducing his life span. So, God said, “Okay, I will remove your 20 years of span.

At the mean time, man went to God as he was intelligent but was greedy and full of covetousness. So, man went to God and asked for more life because he wanted to live more. So, God granted his wish by adding 20 years (total of 60 years) more, which was compensated by donkeys’ life.

Similarly, dog was also frustrated to live his life for 40 years. So, he decided to go to God and ask to reduce his life span. So, he was also granted to reduce his life span by 20 years. Again, man went and said “Could you increase my life a little bit more?”. So, God granted his wish and the man could live further more of 20 years (total of 80 years). Similarly, owl didn’t want to live for 40 years.

However, man still wanted more life. So, he could spend 20 years more (total of 100years). Now, lets think more. Man lived for 40 years as God initially gave him 40 years…but at the end he is going to live for 100 years because of his greed.

The table below will explain clearly the 60 years acquired from different animals by man.

Acquired from (20 years) Explanation
Donkey After 40 years of age man needs to work like a donkey for future of family.
Dog After 60 years of age man becomes old and everyone around starts to go away and mock about because of the age.
Owl After 80 years of age, man will have high probability of eyesight problems.

If only man hadn’t been so greedy, the life would be so different. So, the bible says,

Proverbs 23:25

A greedy man stirs up strife,

but the one who trusts in the Lord will be enriched.

Whoever trusts in his own mind is a fool,

but he who walks in wisdom will be delivered.

Whoever gives to the poor will not want,

but he who hides his eyes will get many a curse.

When the wicked rise, people hide themselves,

but when they perish, the righteous increase.

Worried about loosing what you have?

Are you worried about the new house you bought?  New car you got recently? Maybe an expensive phone? …. Or about the huge savings you have in your account? Are you worried about what you will eat, drink or wear tomorrow? Or maybe thinking about what might happen tomorrow to the world?

If you are looking for an explanation or an answer. Probably you can solve it. To solve it you will have to make a choice.


The bible says, seek first the kingdom of Lord and all the things you desire for shall be given to you.


You may read Matthew 6.31-33 for further exploration.

Don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ …………..your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of Godabove all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

Focus on key words: Seek kingdom of GOD, righteously on the above words. We will be talking about this topic later if Gods will.

Another question to bring weight. Have you ever seen a good Christian believer begging for money on the streets? Well this is just an example.

Therefore brothers and sisters, if you seek GOD with all your heart you will not need to worry for tomorrow.

Instead you can save your treasures in heaven where no one can destroy it. It’s all yours…Yes, it’s all yours.


Instead lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Matthew 6.20,21)


If you are struggling to understand the secret. You have to pray yourself and believe. He (Lord) will answer you…….


The holy bible says….ask and it shall be given unto you. Seek and you shall find. (Matthew 7.7)


If you want to know more. You are always welcome.

Praise the Lord!

When there is no one to help.

If you are looking for answer to the question of the topic. You have come to the right place.


Have you ever been in a situation where there is no one to help you? You talk to your friends, near and dear ones. All they could do is give you moral support and try to show support. Okay, they may give you hug and be there around you while you cry, shout and moan………..but at the end of the day they have got works to do and will have to leave. Another possibility is you can call helplines where there are people ready to assist you with your problems and troubleshoot the problems…. not so helpful while another person is on another corner of the world… maybe thousand miles away. You may talk to your dad, mom, best friend….but it’s still hard to explain 100% what exactly is going inside your mind and heart.

So, what will you do then? It would be amazing if we had a device which can understand our feelings, desires, emotions and all…like the ones portrait in different scientific fiction movies….but in reality it’s not possible. So, back to reality you do seek if there is anything else you can get comfort from right?

  • I think it is now time for you to concentrate on the back end part of your life. I.e. your spirit. Maybe it is time for your spirit to receive servicing. How can you achieve it??
  • Mark 4:9 says those who have ears let them hear what the church of the spirit says to the inner core of your heart. So, what does the church of the spirit say??

Everyone has tensions of future, what happens next, when I will die, what to eat, and many more. However, Jesus gives a powerful message through Bible that if you put all your problems unto him you shall be able to overcome any kind of problem. Please read Matthew 11:29, 30 and you can help yourself to reduce your burden.

It is a very important time to focus your mind and spirit towards a specific ‘thing’. The ‘thing’ I am referring to is indescribable…but is something important. Let’s use the word ‘hope’ however, this word reduces the weight. So, let’s say “huge… hope”. There are many interesting verses in the Bible which gives us hope. If we explore deep inside, we may wander around and get lost because the information available is so vast.

Delight in the Lord Jesus Christ and he shall give you the desires of your heart. If you are lost and don’t know what to do next…thinking about what is the right way to go?? Then please rely on all your ways to the lord with full trust…..yes I say again ‘TRUST’ and he will guide you what to do.

Read Psalms 37:4-7 for more detailed explanations.

To explore about how to pray? Why to pray? And similar topics keep in touch and we will be updating in the upcoming posts.
Continue reading When there is no one to help.

Is food enough for a man to live?

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We need food, water, oxygen etc. to live. Am I right? No one can argue about this statement. We have different desires…. for instance to become rich, have good family status etc. and after we acquire these desired things, what’s next?

Someday in future, you may acquire all the things you have desired for. However, you may still feel like you are missing something. Today we will talk about that missing thing.

A question to ask yourself…have you ever felt like you needed something else? Something that is missing in your life and making you feel void? Maybe like a missing piece on a chess board which makes the game completely useless.

If so, then you are lucky today because if you see carefully around, you maybe able to find the missing piece. There can come a time when you have everything what you need, you feel happy of what you have but still you will find emptiness in your heart.

If that is the case, what does man really need to live? Maybe happiness? Comfortable home? Money? Family? children?

Did you know that man cannot live by bread alone? (Matthew 4:4) Meaning that physical nourishment is not sufficient for a healthy life; man also has spiritual needs which can be fulfilled only by every word of God Jesus Christ.

Please read Matthew chapter 4 from the bible to understand more clearly.

Three-person babies to be born by next year

Three person babies are scheduled to be born next year as the technology leaps forward and unfolds the secret of nature. Advancement in science has made humans to artificially intervene the natural process by manipulating with the genetics. How is the result going to be in future? How are the babies born this way going to feel? These are the questions that fills my mind. And at this point, I can just cross my fingers…..and of course pray for the human kind.


What’s three person baby?


The technique uses a modified version of IVF to combine the DNA of the two parents (donor mom & real mom) with the healthy mitochondria of a donor woman.

Though scientist claim that only 0.1% DNA are transferred from donor woman. Some scientists are skeptical about what percentage it actually is.

Office chips under staff’s skin. World coming to an end?

Office puts chips under staff’s skin


I had a deep thinking today after reading and watching a small article on BBC news website. The main feeling that ringed in my mind and hit me time and again all day even while working at office was this news published yesterday about an office in Sweden. I felt like it was kind of an alerting, warning signal and sad kind of message to the whole world. However, today’s mankind are not even bothered about what is happening. Is this going towards the very end of the words of bible…?


It is written in the Bible Revelation 13: 16-18


16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: 17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. 18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six.”


To read more. Please click on the link below.

BBC News – Office puts chips under staff’s skin.

Who are we? “Khukuri to Cross”


Khukuri to Cross 


We are the Gurkhas and decedents who, who came from hills of Nepal and served under the British Crown with honor and dignity oathed to protect queen and the country from foreign and domestic ailments, whose weapon is “Khukuri”. One could define us as gun for hire, ruthless killers and there is never no for an answer. Once sworn as Gurkha it is kill or be killed. Now in UK.

Before we were ruthless killers, gun for hire and kill or be killed but today this very group of people who were in darkness have found light in Lord and God Jesus Christ.

Lord Jesus said to fishermen, “Come, I will make you a fisher of men”. Like wise Lord Jesus has said to us, “Come, I will make you not killer but life saver”

“The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.” Isaiah 9:2

“The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up” Matthew 4:16

Now we, praise God Jesus Christ who has given us grace, mercy and Agape Love toward people like us.

We are a group of people who are the fruit of the prayers of our patriarchs of faith.

Want to know us more see our Statement of faith.

Since we are people from Himalayas we are linked with, El-Shaddai Church, Kalimpong, India. Which is established through the fervent prayers and the vision given to our dear Brother Bhaktha Singh of India, who gave all to gain Christ.

www.brotherbakhtsingh.com

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bakht_Singh

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