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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.

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.

 

 

 

Proactive and Reactive…..

Day by day our lives sails as it has been,20130527_203527~2 but how we let our lives sail or how we sail makes lots of difference in our lives or future. Future is derived by what we do now. Like some one rightly said, “It is not the destination but the Journey that matters”.

We surely have may things in our lives which engages us in direct or indirect ways. Rather then we being influenced by the situation, why not we influence the situation to cause. For example; every employer would like to have proactive employee rather then reactive, “why the leader must be a proactive rather then reactive?”, reason being if you know then you could lead, but if you don’t know how are you going to? Like wise if you are an employee, if you are proactive you would be prepared for the challenge that would be thrown at your lap and embrace it gladly rather then cussing, swearing and wandering out of bewilderment of the situation one is landed into.

This reminds me the great example from the BIBLE, the proactive God “Jesus” and reactive disciples. Why Jesus is proactive because He knew before the time began and future to come. Disciples are reactive because they are not prepared for the situation to come yet Lord Jesus have taught them everything everyday before all happened yet when all the situation arose they were still at a sock.  “Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? John 11:40”. Every leader must have a faith to work with, or to be proactive. Proactive may be defined as research, leave not stone unturned, seek, knock, survey, sweep or may more we could think of.

Now, if we need the answer we must come to the Lord Jesus, who will answer all of our questions and fulfil our needs. And everybody says one thing what about the others? Well, my question today would be, are you proactive or reactive? If you were proactive, you would do what the proactive character would do, look for evidence:

If Jesus was real?

Did Jesus claim to be God and Son of God?

Did he die and rose again?

Did he really went to heaven in the clouds as people were looking at him?

Would you think Bible is a History? If so every History is based upon fact…

Many more questions for your inquisition.

Let this be the day for you to seek the truth and find the truth. As Bible says, “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” John 8:32, which is used by everybody in the world.

Lord Jesus Himself said, “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened” Matthew 7:8

Let this day be the day of turning point to seek the truth, and lets be proactive rather then reactive.

Lets not be surprised when the day of the Lord will come at once, rather lets pray and get ready to go with Him when He comes…..

God Bless

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.

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.

Thanks Giving Service for the life of Bro. Ranaouddim Rai (Zepeniah)

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“It is better to go to the house of mourning, than to go to the house of feasting: for that is the end of all men; and the living will lay it to his heart.” Ecclesiastes 7:2

Once an old and wise man said,”All Golds are glitter, but all glitters are not gold”. The bible says, “You shall know them by their fruits” Matthew 7:16

We all say lots of things but have you practiced in order to say that? as some one said, “Practice as you preach” or else you become hypocrite as per Matthew 7:5

Today was a very blessed day one can not deny the fact. Amazingly described the death of the saint which is the entrance to heaven, Psalm 116:15 says, “Precious is the death of the saint in the site of the Lord”

Lord Jesus offered us the way to Heaven if we goto HIM, Jesus said,”I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me” John 3:16

Do you think every Christian will goto heaven? But the Bible says, “As it is appointed for a men to die once after that the judgement” Hebrews 9:27

“For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?” 1Peter 4:17

As all men knows that after judgement, then heaven or hell.

So, ARE YOU READY FOR HIS JUDGEMENT? ARE YOU READY FOR HEAVEN?

My question is, do you love the Lord Jesus Christ? If you Love the Lord then, why do you find so difficult to love your brother?

“If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?” 1John 4:20

“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.” Ephesians 4:31&32

Lets get ready for His coming as we know He is coming……….

Because, we all know that Jesus is the only way to Heaven……….

For further read check Let me challenge you post….

 

God bless you all

Let me Challenge you today…

Jesus said,

“Behold, I come quickly: blessed is he that keepeth the sayings of the prophecy of this book” .

Revelation 22:7

“And, Behold, I, come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be”. Revelation 22:12

“Surely I come quickly”. Revelation 22:20

These are the last words of our Lord Jesus Christ to all human.

As a Christian, as a believer our responsibility is to keep the word of God not only in our words rather deeds.

Lets be reminded once again that

“As it is appointed for men to die after that the judgement” Hebrew 9:27 . Hence, the way to Heaven or Hell.

Let me point 5 heads that Lord is going to judge us:

1. Thoughts

2. Words

3. Deeds

4. Attitudes

5. Intent of our Hearts

We all know the world is going crazy, this is the trumpet for us to get ready for His coming else, we’ll be left behind.

We don’t want to be left behind do we? Hence, let this be the day for us to repent and turn around to follow our Lord and Saviour Jesus the Christ.

May Jesus Bless you all…