Importance of Knowing God – by Rowena Thomas

Importance of Knowing God – by Rowena Thomas

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

Amen…fitting message for these times!

Originally posted on Bombay Christian Fellowship (CFC Mumbai) Blogs:

knowing-God The most important Person for any human being to know increasingly and follow wholeheartedly is God Himself.

While a man or woman can have many good qualities that he or she may have imbibed from the godly people around them, the most important Person for any human being to know increasingly and follow wholeheartedly is God Himself.  In fact, eternal life is all about knowing the true God and Jesus Christ whom God sent. John 17:3.

The Scriptures exhort us in Heb 13:7 that we should remember those who led us and spoke the Word of God to us and then consider the result of their conduct and only then to imitate their faith. We are not called to imitate people, but only their faith and that too only after considering the result of  their conduct.

A Godly man like Abraham  was adulated and imitated  by his son…

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The Word became Flesh – by Kevin Uttankar

The Word became Flesh – by Kevin Uttankar

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

So true and refreshing…awesome life that the Grace of God offers…excellent eye opener!

Originally posted on Bombay Christian Fellowship (CFC Mumbai) Blogs:

The Word Became Flesh If Jesus overcame the pulls of flesh then I too can overcome because He not only laid an example but He has promised to help us in temptation.

“The Word became Flesh” is an important truth to be meditated upon by a serious Christian desiring to live a Godly life. It will completely change the course of a Christians’ life. This doctrine needs to be understood in the heart and not in the mind alone. It’s not about a doctrine but in the person of Lord Jesus Christ.

Concerning Jesus it is said in John Chapter 1, The Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, we saw His glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth.

We need to recognize that Jesus Christ had the same flesh like ours. He was made like us in all things and tempted like us in all things but yet…

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Changing Water To Wine – by Ashwin Poojary

Changing Water To Wine – by Ashwin Poojary

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

Excellent read…need this change!

Originally posted on Bombay Christian Fellowship (CFC Mumbai) Blogs:

Wine Changing Water To Wine

We see in the book of John chapter 2, where Jesus was invited to a wedding in Cana in Galilee, along with His disciples. Here He performed His first miraculous sign and His disciples put their faith in Him.

John 2:1:-  On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus’ mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” 4 “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” 5 His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” 6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.7 Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars…

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God’s call to be ‘Set-Apart’ – by Renee’ Melek

God’s call to be ‘Set-Apart’ – by Renee’ Melek

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

Short and powerful nugget read!

Originally posted on Bombay Christian Fellowship (CFC Mumbai) Blogs:

We need to be sanctified or be separated from the ways of this world. We need to be sanctified or be separated from the ways of this world.

“This I say, therefore, and testify in the Lord, that you should no longer walk as the rest of the gentiles walk, in the futility of their mind, having their understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God, because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart’.
Ephesians 4:17,18.

God has called some (10% believers) to be prophet, evangelist, apostle, teacher, pastor or worship leader. But there is one call of God on each believer’s/disciple’s life as soon as he gets an experience of being born-again. i.e. to be ‘SET-APART’ from this world.

In other words, to be sanctified or be separated from the ways of this world. God doesn’t want us to live like the gentiles. This world is full of the attributes or qualities of the…

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A God-Anointed Ministry – by Rowena Thomas

A God-Anointed Ministry – by Rowena Thomas

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

Excellent article and much needed in our times…

Originally posted on Bombay Christian Fellowship (CFC Mumbai) Blogs:

Are you Truly Anointed for God's Service Are you Truly Anointed for God’s Service

If we desire to serve God’s purpose in our generation, it’s a good desire, however, we must abide by the rules laid down in God’s Word, so that the devil won’t end up having the last laugh.

Scripture, presents us with 2 great examples in this regard. One being , Jesus our forerunner, who did not sin even once, and the other, the Apostle Paul, who was a sinner, just like us. As Scripture reveals the life and ministry of these two men , we will do well to learn from their examples in the following aspects on account of which they received an anointed Ministry from God Himself.

  1. Faithfulness in small things, in the hidden place, be it at home or in the work spot and their desire to overcome sin when no one was watching them. See Heb 5:7-10 and 1…

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Bondy’s seedy affair (a short story)

Bondy's seedy affair

Bondy had lied. He lied to his mother that he had not eaten the big mango from the dinner table. Using his famed dramatics he managed to convince his mother. The tears, the strained emotions that he managed to force through to his expressions seemed to have worked the magic. And yes, he was adept in his psychomotors as well. He was quick to pick up the huge mango seed that he had carefully hidden from his mum, rush to his windowsill and flung it high and far away into the nearby woods, so there was left no evidence at home. None knew that it was he who had eaten that forbidden mango. All had been taken care of, he thought as he slipped into a disturbed slumber.

Suddenly, a groggy Bondy was woken up to a very surprising scene. He was stunned by what he saw. Next to his windowsill stood two trees. And a gardener stood by. The trees had the appearance of a mango tree, but yet looked different. Stumbling he walked towards the windowsill to take a closer look at them.

The tree that was closest had discoloured, withered leaves. The fruits thereof were unappealing and ugly to look at. Worms seemed to crawl everywhere. And very strangely the tree’s shade also seemed to have a poisonous effect. Death seemed to walk boldly around the tree. It was a ghastly sight. Looking at the question on Bondy’s face, the gardener called out to him, “Ahoy Bondy! Wondering which tree is this? Well, a tree is known by its seed. A mango seed will always bring forth mango fruits, an apple seed will always bring forth apples and likewise. A rotten seed will bring forth rottenness and not any good will come out of it. Watch out for the seed boy!”

Bondy quickly turned to look at the seed of the tree. Beneath the ground, the tree’s seed name was labelled in huge letters. It was titled, “LIE”. He then searched for the fruits. Each of the fruits of the “LIE” tree were named, ‘fear’, ‘guilt’, ‘coward’, ‘trickster’, ‘cheater’, ‘sorrow’, ‘crime’, etc. There were many more of the likes. His attention specially was caught by one of the biggest fruits on the tree that was titled, ‘father of all lies’. Bondy gulped the discomfort and fear that seemed to envelope him now.

Not liking the experience with the tree that was closer, he craned to get a better view of the tree that was at the farthest corner. Now it was very soothing and quite a treat to watch that tree!

The trunk of that tree was sturdier and a lot healthier although with bruises here and there. The tree was beautiful, with glistening green leaves, mouth-watering, luscious fruits. Chirping birds had made their abode in it. Many travellers moved around in its shade. Life was teeming around this tree. He remembered the gardener’s voice and turned to learn about the seed. And there beneath the ground, the tree’s seed was labelled in huge letters titled, “TRUTH”. He then searched for the fruits. Each of the fruits were named as, ‘bold’, ‘fearless’, ‘peace’, ‘persistent’, and many more. His attention was caught by one of the biggest fruits on the tree that was labelled, ‘the truth shall set you free’. Amazingly, Bondy felt at peace and heard the gardener shout back, “What you sow, so shall you reap. Invest in good seeds, keep off the evil ones and you shall live, Bondy!”

Just when he decided to pluck the largest fruit off the “TRUTH” tree, his mum’s loud call woke up Bondy from his dream. He quickly rushed out of his house in search of the mango seed he had stealthily thrown away last evening. On finding the seed he picked it up with a determination to confess the truth. He knew he could get a hard beating. But he almost heard the gardener saying, “Tough corrections today are better than the irreparable consequences or tasteless fruits later”.

Bondy felt liberated and alive now and was glad to have met the gardener in his dream.

Good news, fellas! Only women are required to be modest, apparently.

Ruby Pearl Nathan:

I’ve long heard debates on this topic of ‘modesty’ but nothing so fittingly put across! Good read…and it blessed me!

Originally posted on The Matt Walsh Blog:

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I feel scandalized.

I was scrolling my Facebook newsfeed (there’s my first mistake) and suddenly my eyes were viciously assaulted by immodest and improper images that had been posted by someone clearly begging for attention; some shameless floozy selfishly attempting to enflame lust and covetousness in the heart of the unsuspecting viewer.

I should mention that the person in the images was a man, and he was, mercifully, fully clothed.

In fact, the focus of the photo wasn’t even a person at all. My Facebook ‘friend’ had posted a picture of his expensive new boat. I know that it was expensive, because he alluded to the steep price in the caption, saying that he has the ‘best wife in the world’ because she ‘actually let [him] buy this.’

You see what he did there (besides insinuating that the value of his spouse depends on her cooperation with his desire to purchase pricey recreational equipment)? Lest you accuse him of being uncouth, he cloaked his boast in a compliment of his ‘best wife,’ which means…

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