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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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Green Pastures….. Issue-1

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“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:21

Dear Readers,

Our lives these days are so hi-tech, that we turn to technology for everything. For a minute if we do not have phone, Internet and computer we feel we have forgotten to breath. Some how this is how the world is moving on. Every little child knows how to use phone, computer and Internet minute they open their eyes and be stable. This I say is because my son is just 14 months old and he know what is phone. He knows how to unlock and tap on the apps; like wise computer and Internet too.

But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.” Daniel 12:4 All this is the fulfilment of the Biblical prophecy.Yes, the world is going in one direction but we the Christian believers are to go into different direction.

Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Matthew 7:13&14

Hence, In order to lead our lives in the direction that the Lord want us to go Lord Jesus has given His living words “BIBLE” and with it we have so much of help and support from our servants, shepherds, sons, teachers, fathers, mothers, brothers, friends and family of God to help nurture our lives.

Why not to take advantage of their experiences in their rocky road of spiritual lives. We learn from our mistakes and we learn from others mistakes, this is how we make ourselves. Today we may fall but wise man will stand up and walk again, but wiser will prepare before fall which not to happen. So, lets be wiser.

“Remember now they creator in the days of thy youth….” Ecclesiastes 12:1

This Green Pastures youth magazine will give this opportunity to build in our character to be a better man.This great first issue has dealt in the following heads, which might excite you all:

  • Bethany – The Master’s Motive
  • True Satisfaction
  • The Cursed Fig Tree
  • Tower of Babel
  • Scientific facts in the Bible
  • How to Overcome Temptations

And many more ……

That is why I say….. go and see how is it…..

God Bless you all.

 

 

 

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.

New Government Regulations ‘Compel’ Schools to Promote Same-Sex Marriage – Breitbart

Praise the Lord and Jaimashiki,

Same sex marriage was in the society, and society would never accept it, because it is never meant to be. Great creator created male and female to procreate and subdue the inhabitation. The society was doing it right. Today when we see Government is making a legal to let this unbelievable sexual immorality, as legally acceptable. This place is not far from Sodom and Gomorra.

Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,” 1Corin. 6:9

I am gutted to hear and read this news afresh. What is the future of our children? What is the future of our society? What is the future of the world?

Pleasure is keeling every righteousness of human being, and the wrath of God is boiling to be tipped off.

Oh Lord! please stope this government to formulate this sinful act of man and let your power be shown towards their ungodly and treacherous work towards thy nation. Lord you said, authoritarians are of thee and now Lord you may manifest amongst this ungodly people and let you be the judge Oh! Lord Jesus…

New Government Regulations ‘Compel’ Schools to Promote Same-Sex Marriage – Breitbart.

The man who cried

The man who cried

Why? Why? Why did he cry? What was the problem? Did he cry because it was hurting him? Did he cry because it was painful? Did he cry because he lost something or someone?Why did he cry?

First cry mentioned in the Bible is in Genesis 21:17 “God heard the boy crying”, why was the boy crying? This situation was so grievous even God couldn’t bare. Lets take few parameters.

  1. Father sent mother and a boy away with a morsel of water, long journey there is no water left.
  2. There is no safety when needed.
  3. There is no food left.
  4. There is no-where to go.
  5. There was no reason in human’s eyes to be kicked out of the house to wilderness
  6. The boy was dying.

And there could be many more reasons why the boy was crying. Here, we could see a boy “Ishmael” is crying. (Why Ishmael was kicked out? He wasn’t a promised son by God. Ishmael was borne out of human idea, like the different ideologies and gods created by men). Yet, God being God did not forsake the dying cry of a child boy. Here we can see, God was merciful from the beginning to mankind.

Yesterday, I saw a man crying. It touched my heart. This man I didn’t know who he was but he was crying something terrible thing happened to him.When I saw this crying man and the situation, I could see the depth of his thought for him to cry.

Today, if you are a father or a mother think this over and over; if you had to leave your sons who are (4 and 7) years old forever. What is the future of these two sons? As a human being this is not fair? However, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11

“For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

And Lord God goes on saying,

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” Isaiah 55:8

“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:” Ecclesiastes 3:1

Yes, humanly thinking this is not fair but as per the word of God, as God being God, “As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.” Psalm 18:30

Hence, “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” 1Thessalonians 5:18

As a living and practical person, it is very difficult and impossible to satisfy our mind and heart; however God Himself says, “Trust in the LORD and do good; Dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; And He will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3&4

If we cry, it is good for our physical and emotional elements of our life. Yet we cry, we must look unto the Lord for everything, because His is all in all. He gives life and takes life. He has the key of our life to eternity Heaven and eternity Hell.

Finally, even though we might feel impossible and unbarring, if we look in the word of God and His promises, it not only comfort us; but our God Jesus the Christ is not only promising God but He is has fulfilled the promises and He will do it in your and my life.

But our challenge for you and I is, are we willing to take on-board? If we are then, Lord Jesus Himself said, “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

May the Lord Jesus give us this day to look in our lives and see, are we restraining ourselves from unlashing our potential by blaming God Jesus the Christ for the things that has happened in our lives. Here, let me remind you God said, I have a plan for you to give you life and future, but only if we know what He meant by that. Let us not blame someone or each other but if we take this as “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” Roman 8:28

Rather then blaming one another, lets “forgive, forget and forward“.

Further read “Thanks Giving Service for the life of Bro. Ranaouddim Rai

God bless you all.