I greet you all in the precious name of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
If you do not believe in Jesus, the Bible calls you a people of little faith. In your daily prayers, confess your faith in Jesus; ask him to increase your faith in Him, and if you keep asking, the Holy Spirit shall grant you the fruit of faith. John 7:38 “He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that he is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
In the Old Testament it is written of the faith of the believers. The first holy person Abel, being one with the Lord’s heart, knew what gift to give the Lord because He believed that Jesus was to come as a sheep to take away the sins of the world. He offered the firstlings of his flock (his best sheep) as a gift to God, who was to eventually give His only begotten son (Jesus) to us.
Enoch in his life walked as a friend with the Lord, and the Lord took him. Because of his closeness to the Lord, Enoch was able to foresee the Lord’s second coming, thus becoming a testimony to all believers.
The believer’s life is not easy for it may have ups and downs, stones and thorns, pain and sorrow; yet Abraham walked with the Lord, holding on to him, because of which He is called the Father of faith.
My beloved ones, believe in Jesus and be one with him. Proclaim that you know Him whom you have believed in, and that you are persuaded that He is able to keep that which you have committed to Him until that day.
Solomon started his life with faith and he built the glorious temple. Unfortunately he could not keep his faith till the end.
My beloved ones, if the river of faith flows in you then your life will be glorious.
When prophet Balaam the gentile saw the tents of Israel from a great height, he said in Numbers 24:6 “As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.” How much fruit they may have given, Balaam could understand.
What is a fruitful life?
The river of life comes with two gifts
1) The first gift flows from the throne of God. Revelation 22:1 “And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb.”
2) The second gift, the river of life, will flow out from the believer’s heart. John 7:37,38 “In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.”
The river which is spreading will not stand in one place. Acts 1:8 “But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth.”
See where the river of life is flowing. Beloved ones the Lord is going to anoint you and your life is going to change like the river of life.
Our Lord is going to make you as in Psalms 113:8 “That he may set him with princes, even with the princes of his people.”
Surely the Lord will make you a useful living river.
Isaiah 35:1-3 “The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them; and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it, the excellency of Carmel and Sharon, they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God. Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees”.
May the Lord bless you to bless others!
Yours in the Lord’s service,
Pastor Saroja M
Praise the Lord. I have been watching the Rose of Sharon TV programme regularly since 2016 and have been blessed since then. I used to be quite worried since I had high sugar and low BP which was affecting my health and as a result of which I could not sleep properly at night. One night I called up Pastor Saroja who prayed for me at that very moment with much burden. That night I could sleep very peacefully and not only that night, but from that day onwards I have never had any difficulty while sleeping. I thank Lord Jesus for this miracle. I also thank the Lord for blessing us with His wonderful servant Pastor Saroja.
*Bro. B. K. Lal, Meerut.
Praise the Lord. I was suffering from a full body ache due to which I would feel lazy and found it difficult to wake up in the morning for prayer. I told this matter to Pastor Saroja and she advised me to apply prayer oil all over by saying “Yeshu Raktam Jayam” i.e. Victory in the blood of Jesus; and also to put prayer oil in hot water while bathing. I followed the same, and since that day till date I am not having any pain in my body. By God’s grace I can also get up in the morning for prayer without any laziness. Thank you Lord Jesus for the healing through the prayer oil and Pastor Saroja who prays for the blessed prayer oil every fasting prayer.
*Bro. Hardik Patel, Goregoan.
Praise the Lord. My UK visa got rejected due to insufficient documents. I was really sad and feeling quite helpless as I wanted to go to the UK for my daughter’s delivery. I informed Pastor Saroja of the same and requested her to pray for me. With faith we applied for the visa once again and this time, not only did my visa get approved, but my daughter’s delivery also went well by His grace alone and Pastor’s prayers. My Lord Jesus took away all my worries regarding travel and weather and made my stay comfortable and peaceful. I thank my Lord Almighty Jesus for all the blessings He has showered upon me and my family and I also thank Pastor Saroja from the bottom of my heart for her love and prayers.
*Sis. Sangita Salvi, Thane.
Praise the Lord. I am sister Yogesh from Jodhpur in Rajasthan. I was tormented by evil spirits and I could not sleep properly nor do anything well. At night I could see the evil spirits moving in my home. I was so fearful and I also lost my job. Then my relative called the Rose of Sharon prayer tower after watching your television programme. He kept the phone on my ear and the prayer warrior prayed for me. I praise God that from that day itself all the evil left my home. I am free now. I would like to get back to my teaching job which I lost due to this problem. I thank and praise God and Pastor Saroja and her team for their sincere prayers.
*Sis. Yogesh, Jodhpur, Rajasthan (via sms)
Praise the Lord. I was suffering from pain in my right shoulder which would get too unbearable at night. After watching the Rose of Sharon TV broadcast and receiving prayers from the prayer line. I was completely healed and had a nice sleep too. Thanks for praying for me. Thank you Jesus.
*Bro. Narendra, Maharashtra. (via sms)
Praise the Lord. Since one year I was suffering from pain in my kidneys. I requested for prayer from Rose of Sharon prayer helpline, and now I am healed of this pain. Thank you Jesus for healing me and thanks for prayers.
*Bro. Simon, Bidar, Karnataka.
Praise the Lord. My son Irwin was continuously having loose motions with a stomach upset. I called up Pastor Saroja and told her the matter. She advised me to take him to the doctor for a check-up. After the check-up we came to know that Irwin is suffering from gastro infection and the Doctor gave us two days to check if the loose motion would stop, or else Irwin would have to take a stool test. I called Pastor Saroja and explained her the Doctor’s analysis. She assured me of her prayers and by God’s grace, within two days his loose motions stopped. I give all glory and honour to my Saviour Jesus Christ and I also thank Pastor Saroja for her fervent prayers.
*Sis. Esther Patel, Goregoan
Tess was a precocious eight year old when she heard her Mom and Dad talking about her little brother, Andrew. All she knew was that he was very sick and they were completely out of money. They were moving to an apartment complex next month because Daddy didn’t have the money for the doctor bills and their house.
Only a very costly surgery could save Andrew now and it was looking like there was no one to loan them the money. She heard Daddy say to her tearful Mother with whispered desperation, “Only a miracle can save him now.”
Tess went to her bedroom and pulled a glass jelly jar from its hiding place in the closet. She poured all of the change out on the floor and counted it carefully. Three times, even. The total had to be exactly perfect. No chance here for mistakes. Carefully placing the coins back in the jar and twisting on the cap, she slipped out the back door and made her way 6 blocks to Rexall’s Drug Store with the big red Indian Chief sign above the door.
She waited patiently for the pharmacist to give her some attention but he was to busy at this moment. Tess twisted her feet to make a scuffing noise. Nothing. She cleared her throat with the most disgusting sound she could muster. No good. Finally she took a quarter from her jar and banged it on the glass counter. That did it!
“Well, I want to talk to you about MY brother,” Tess answered back in the same annoyed tone. “He’s really, really sick… and I want to buy a miracle.”
“I beg your pardon?” asked the pharmacist.
“His name is Andrew, and he has something bad growing inside of his head, and my Daddy says only a miracle can save him now. So how much does a miracle cost?”
“We don’t sell miracles here, little girl. I’m sorry but I can’t help you,” the pharmacist said, softening a little.
The pharmacist’s brother was a well dressed man. He stooped down and asked the little girl, “What kind of a miracle does you brother need?”
“I don’t know,” Tess replied with her eyes welling up. “I just know he’s really sick and Mommy says he needs an operation. But, my Daddy can’t pay for it, so I want to use my money.”"How much do you have?” asked the man from Chicago.
“How much do you have?” asked the man from Chicago.
“One dollar and eleven cents,” Tess answered barely audibly. “And it’s all the money I have, but I can get some more if I need to.
“Well, what a coincidence,” smiled the man. “A dollar and eleven cents — the exact price of a miracle for little brothers.” He took her money in one hand and with the other hand he grasped her mitten and said “Take me to where you live. I want to see your brother and meet your parents. Let’s see if I have the kind of miracle you need.”
That well dressed man was Dr. Carlton Armstrong, a surgeon, specializing in neuro-surgery. The operation was completed without charge. And it wasn’t long until Andrew was home again and doing well. Mom and Dad were happily talking about the chain of events that had led them to this place.”That surgery,” her Mom whispered, “was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?”
“That surgery,” her Mom whispered, “was a real miracle. I wonder how much it would have cost?”
Tess smiled. She knew exactly how much a miracle cost… one dollar and eleven cents… plus the faith of a little child.
Psalms 110:3 “Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.” What is the authority that our God gives us? He gives us the authority to rule in perfect righteousness. Because our God treats us as kings, His love and desire for us is that we rule in holiness on this earth. Revelation 1:6 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.” Our God has loved us, washed us with His precious blood, and has made us kings and priests before God the Father. So then when God has given us such a great life, why is there trouble, sorrow and pain in our lives? Jesus was sent into this earth for us; He lived for us on this earth, died for us and gave us His blood; He washed us by His precious blood and made us kings and priests. We must never allow our lives to be a suffering in this world. In an office, there is a boss who rules over his staff. He does it since he has been given the authority to do the same. Similarly, even our God has given us authority on this earth, and we must use it and not lose it. When do we lose our authority? When sin enters our life again. Our God has washed us with His precious blood and sanctified us, He has done His work on this earth. Now, it is time that we use the authority that God has given us. We must not let sin into our lives, so that our lives may be ruined by the evil one. God has given His children, who are washed by His blood the authority to cast out the evil one. Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.” Those washed by His blood will speak in new tongues, cast out demons, trample snakes under their feet and even if they were to consume poison they will not die. If they look to the mountains and ask the mountain to move, the mountains will be moved. Mathew 21:21 “Jesus answered and said unto them, Verily I say unto you, If ye have faith, and doubt not, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; it shall be done.” This is the authority God has given His children who are washed by His precious blood. Jesus Christ, the King of heavens, left His heavenly and came down to the earth for our sakes. We were once children of wrath, but when God washed us with His precious blood, He gave us authority as His children. We need to use this authority that God has given us. But if we sin once again, we will lose our holiness and righteousness and also the authority God has given us on this earth.
1 Corinthians 15:25 “For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.” In the end, our God defeated the evil one on the cross of Calvary, thus giving us victory over evil. Our fight is not with the people of this world, but with the powers of evil. Ephesians 6:12 “For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” With the death of Jesus on the cross, we have received the power to defeat the evil one. The fight that we fight on this earth is not with flesh, but with the evil powers which constantly war against the Lord’s children. God has washed us by His precious blood and made us whole and worthy to fight the good fight, and we must never lose this authority through our sins. Psalms 91:13 “Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.” God has given us such great authority as His children! The prophet Isaiah says in Isaiah 8:18 “Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.” God’s desire is that families be formed on this earth, while the devil desires to break these families. In Job’s life, we know how he cared and loved his family and offered God sacrifices daily in order to atone for the sins that His children committed. Job 1:5 “And it was so, when the days of their feasting were gone about, that Job sent and sanctified them, and rose up early in the morning, and offered burnt offerings according to the number of them all: for Job said, It may be that my sons have sinned, and cursed God in their hearts. Thus did Job continually.” Job feared God and thus offered sacrifices to God for the sins committed by his family. Even at the beginning of his worst ordeal of his life, he boldly said ‘Naked I came and naked I go, God has given and God has taken away, Praise be to God’. Job 1:21-22 “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.”
In Noah’s life, he was found righteous before God, hence God chose Noah to build an ark when He decided to destroy the inhabitants of this earth. In the end, we know that God safely grounded the ark on Mount Ararat and saved Noah and his family even as all the inhabitants of earth had been destroyed. Noah was a righteous person, hence God saved him and his family. We also know of Joshua’s life and how he confidently said ‘Me and my entire household will follow God.’ Even today in our lives if the head of every family says this, how wonderful this world would be! Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” If we have such faith, imagine how blessed our lives will be. God has washed us with His precious blood and made us kings and priests on this earth. How must then our faith be? Like Joshua’s faith, who stood on behalf of his entire family and said ‘Me and my family will worship the living God.’ Joshua 24:15 “And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua had the authority of his entire family to proclaim: ‘As for me and my household, we will serve God alone.’
In the bible, there is a story of a man called Cornelius who was a gentile but yet had put his entire trust and faith in God. He was righteous in all that he did. Acts 10:2 “A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God always.” Though he was a gentile, he and his family feared God and praised and worshipped God alone. In our life too, if the head of every family exercised such authority on themselves along with their family, what we have just read will be established in our lives too. Acts 16:31 “And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Our faith must also be like this and we along with our family can receive this blessing. Just as in an office a boss uses his authority with his subordinates, we must likewise use the authority that God has given us on this earth. Our God has washed us with His precious blood and made us His family and given us authority on this earth to be His children. We must use our authority and exercise our faith in God. In the Scriptures there is a sad story of a valiant and strong person who was chosen by God even before his birth. He was given authority to defeat the evil one and God made him strong to fight with authority on this earth. But when sin entered his life he was reduced to a laughing stock before the Philistines. Before sin entered his life, he was a valiant and strong man whom God loved and he did great things in life. But when he went against the Lord God and did wrong things against the will of God and sinned and made himself unholy, he made himself unworthy of God’s grace. Finally he was chained and paraded and jeered at by the very same enemies against whom he had fought and won many victories in his life. Now after his capture, the Philistines rejoiced and worshipped their god, and thanked their god for capturing Samson. Here we see clearly that it was sin that brought about Samson’s downfall.
Judges 14:6 “And the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and he rent him as he would have rent a kid, and he had nothing in his hand: but he told not his father or his mother what he had done.”
Judges 15:3-5 “And Samson said concerning them, Now shall I be more blameless than the Philistines, though I do them a displeasure. And Samson went and caught three hundred foxes, and took firebrands, and turned tail to tail, and put a firebrand in the midst between two tails. And when he had set the brands on fire, he let them go into the standing corn of the Philistines, and burnt up both the shocks, and also the standing corn, with the vineyards and olives.”
Judges 14-19 “14 And when he came unto Lehi, the Philistines shouted against him: and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon him, and the cords that were upon his arms became as flax that was burnt with fire, and his bands loosed from off his hands. And he found a new jawbone of an ass, and put forth his hand, and took it, and slew a thousand men therewith. And Samson said, With the jawbone of an ass, heaps upon heaps, with the jaw of an ass have I slain a thousand men. And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking, that he cast away the jawbone out of his hand, and called that place Ramathlehi. And he was sore athirst, and called on the LORD, and said, Thou hast given this great deliverance into the hand of thy servant: and now shall I die for thirst, and fall into the hand of the uncircumcised? But God clave an hollow place that was in the jaw, and there came water thereout; and when he had drunk, his spirit came again, and he revived: wherefore he called the name thereof Enhakkore, which is in Lehi unto this day.”
Judges 16:23–25 “Then the lords of the Philistines gathered them together for to offer a great sacrifice unto Dagon their god, and to rejoice: for they said, Our god hath delivered Samson our enemy into our hand. And when the people saw him, they praised their god: for they said, Our god hath delivered into our hands our enemy, and the destroyer of our country, which slew many of us. And it came to pass, when their hearts were merry, that they said, Call for Samson, that he may make us sport. And they called for Samson out of the prison house; and he made them sport: and they set him between the pillars.”
Judges 16:1 “Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.”
Our lives can also be compared to Samson’s life. God washed us with His precious blood, made us His family i.e. kings and priests, and gave us strength and authority in this world. What was Samson’s sin? Judges 16:1 “Then went Samson to Gaza, and saw there an harlot, and went in unto her.” With this sin he made himself unrighteous and unholy and therefore lost all authority God had given him. Samson thereafter became a laughing stock to the enemy. Similarly, when we sin the evil one makes us naked before God and we too become a joker before our enemies. Imagine how sorrowful this would make our Lord God. The shame and pain that Jesus bore for us on the cross becomes unworthy for us. The authority that God gave us, we lose it all and we also lose a life of everlasting joy and peace. The sacrifice of our God on the cross becomes futile when we sin and continue sinning in this world. The evil one strives to see our downfall before God and hence Samson’s downfall must bring fear into our lives, for we can clearly see how the devious devil planned his downfall.
In this world, there is no God who gave His life for His people. It is our Jesus Christ alone, who gave His life for His people. There is no other God like our God Jesus Christ. The gods of this world are man-made, but our God is a righteous and holy God. From the beginning of the Holy Scriptures till the end in the Book of Revelation, our God is addressed as ‘Holy, Holy, Holy.’ Moses speaks about this Holy God in Exodus 15:11 “Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?” Our God is a Holy God, worthy of our praises and honour, fearful and mighty in miracles. There is no other God as such. The prophet Isaiah says in Isaiah 12:6 “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.” One day Isaiah saw the holiness of God and when he experienced it, he realized that he was unclean and a sinner; he cried out to God and God touched him and cleansed him. From the day that the Lord touched him and sanctified him, Isaiah never sinned, but used his life for God’s service on this earth. Isaiah 6:2-9 “Above it stood the seraphims: each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly. And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the LORD of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the voice of him that cried, and the house was filled with smoke. Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts. Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged. Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. And he said, Go, and tell this people, Hear ye indeed, but understand not; and see ye indeed, but perceive not.” Thus God made Isaiah a great prophet for His glory.
Without faith and holiness we cannot do anything for the Lord. Leviticus 11:45 “For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.” God knows that we cannot become holy on our own, hence He gave His precious blood for our sakes. 1 Peter 1:15 “But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;” The Lord God was born into this world, He lived for us and died for us; He gave us His love and His word; then finally shed His precious blood for us. Even today He desires the same out of us. He desires us to be holy and righteous before Him. The moment we sin, we lose our Father-Child relationship with Him. Our Lord God says again and again ‘Be holy as I am holy.’ Nothing can deter those of us who are strong in such faith with God. We can face any Pharaoh in our life. If we continue in faith with God, even the Jordan River will be parted in our lives and by our voice the wall of Jericho will be crumbled. The prophet Isaiah said in Isaiah 12:6 “Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.” Praise God with a loud sound, and every obstacle and hindrance brought about by the Jericho wall will crumble down. Our God is a great God. Those with great faith will shout praises to God, and all obstacles in their lives will be broken even as the Jericho wall famously crumbled under the faithful praise of the Israelites. It is only through our faith-filled praises that the Red Sea will swallow our enemies and the Jordan River will recede its tide.
The prophet Isaiah says that those who dwell in Zion must praise and glorify God. Our God always dwells in our midst. As much as we praise God, He will bless and prosper us such. What did Paul and Silas do in the jail? They did not displease God by sinning or murmuring against Him. Instead they praised God with great joy and delighted him greatly with their praise. God heard their praises, broke their chains and delivered them. The jailer too got converted in the process. When God is with us, victory will always be ours. There are many people in the Holy Scriptures who lost the grace of God upon them. King Saul is one such who lost all his authority and finally had to stoop down very low in life. Our God constantly speaks to us and encourages us by reminding us that He is the Holy God who has brought us out of Egypt, and he constantly exhorts us to also be Holy.
Our God has brought His people from different places and planted them in one place. He is in our midst and says in Leviticus 20:26 “And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.” God has plucked us out from other fields and planted us in His own field. Our God is a holy God, thus we must also be holy to receive His blessings and authority in our lives. Our God has given His word of promise in our hand, and if this promise is not fulfilled in our lives we must ask the question – why? God has washed us with His precious blood and made us worthy to stand high upon the Mount.
The prophet Isaiah says ‘These are the children God has given me.’ It is necessary for us to become God’s children. Then only will our Lord give authority to His children, for He is a truthful God. We must be careful not to fall in sin, for when we stay away from sin, God will fulfill His desires in our lives. Joel 2:12 “Therefore also now, saith the LORD, turn ye even to me with all your heart, and with fasting, and with weeping, and with mourning:” It is important that we are witnesses for the Lord on this earth. Isaiah 51:3 “For the LORD shall comfort Zion: he will comfort all her waste places; and he will make her wilderness like Eden, and her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness shall be found therein, thanksgiving, and the voice of melody.” When there is no peace in our lives: if there is no job, no home, or there is some illness in our lives, the Lord God says that He will deliver us and give us peace. These are very small things for the Lord. We must remember that everything in this world is the Lord’s and He has made it for His people. Nothing is difficult for God. Hence Jesus said ‘In this world there will be trials and tribulations, but have faith and be of good cheer, I have overcome this world.’
Yes, God has overcome this world to give His people peace. God can change the places of darkness, sorrow and tears and bless these places to prosper it. God has separated us from darkness and brought us into His light, made us His people, and given us His authority in this world. That is why God continues to tell us ‘Be Holy for I am Holy.’
May this Word bless us all. Praise the Lord!
Pastor Saroja M.
Praise the Lord!
It’s been an exciting last few months at Sunday School this year. We captured the learning’s of the Kings of the Bible, their rise and fall, what made them strong rulers, and how they sustained their throne for longer periods; how they lost their kingdoms and what were the events that led them to losing their thrones.
We have now moved to learning the book of James. During this session, the class was made interactive for the kids. The class was divided into two teams, one team read out a few verses from the book of James, while the other team would question the team reading the Scriptures with questions based on what they were reading.
This activity brought the learning to a different level. It gave them an opportunity to be more interactive by asking the opposite team different questions and simultaneously sharing their understanding of what they have learnt and understood. What a joy it is to watch the little kids having fun and a wonderful time learning the Word. Praise the Lord for these fun filled Sunday classes.
Do continue to pray for our little children for God’s protection and blessings upon their lives always
Praise the Lord. I am Rohit Khabde. I had taken some money on loan from a man for interest on monthly basis but because of some problem I was unable to even pay the interest properly on time. This went on for 5 months continuously and finally in the month of June 2017 the man came to my home asking for the interest money. As I did not have any money to pay him, he immediately took away my car. I requested him a lot not to take away my car as that was the only source of income but he did not listen. I went into depression thinking that as on date I had no car, no money and how will I support and take care of my wife and son!
3 months, I underwent a lot troubles and there was no one to help me. It was at that time that I came again to the Rose of Sharon Church and requested Pastor Saroja for some financial help. Pastor Saroja prayed for me and helped me by giving Rs. 20,000/- so that with that money I could fulfil my family needs and also give some money to the loan person.
Then on 23 Aug the same person called me for the interest and his loan money. I told him that please return my car so that I can work and pay him accordingly. By God’s grace and Pastor Saroja’s continous prayers the man did not say anything and told me to come and take my car. I could not believe that he did not ask for any money. This was a miracle and only Lord Jesus’s doing and Pastor’s prayers as before whenever I would ask him my car he would say, pay me the money and take your car. But this time he peacefully gave me the car. I believe that only the Lord Jesus kept him at peace because of Pastor Saroja’s prayer.
Thank you Jesus for giving me a new life and Pastor Saroja for helping and praying for me in my difficult times.
*Bro. Rohit Khabde