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Vol. 5 / Issue 52 / July 18 2002

Contents of this issue


Celebrating 5th B-day

Role of a Woman in Church

News Items (Common to all issues) :

Standing in the Gap - Fasting prayer on 8th Dec.. 2015

Download Articles in Handheld Computers

Please Join us in "Peace Prayer Room"

Your Spam Folder

Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online

Through the Valley of Death

Free Tutorials for your Kids!

Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God? Book

Free E-Cards

Online Games for you!


By Sherly Isaac

There are unending debates going on from centuries that whether women should preach the Gospel or not? Women should be in ministry or not? Women should be priest and leader or not? Let us look from the Bible that what the Bible says about women' position in leadership? Does the Bible ignore women and her ability to lead people? Careful study of the Bible tells us that answer is "no".

The Bible says in Micah 6:4, "For I brought you up from the land of Egypt, I redeemed you from the house of bondage; And I sent before you Moses, Aaron, and Miriam."

In this verse we see that Miriam was a leader with Moses and Aaron to whom God sent to lead His people and deliver them from the bondage of Egypt. She played a role of leader and prophetess. We read in Exodus 15:20, "Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took the timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her with timbrels and with dances."

Miriam was not an exceptional case of being a leader and prophetess in the Bible but there are many who played the role of leader and prophetess. One of them was Deborah who was not only a prophetess and leader but also a woman who was judging Israel at that time. Judges 4:4, "Now Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, was judging Israel at that time." Bible also tell us that she was the most successful woman judge who led Israel in battle and won the mighty army of Sisera. She said in Judg 4:9, "I will surely go with you; nevertheless there will be no glory for you in the journey you are taking, for the LORD will sell Sisera into the hand of a woman."

Family notes says, "This extraordinary woman came into prominence when the men of Israel were paralyzed by fear. She inspired Barak to pursue God's plan, leading him into battle. God has raised up women in history for these unique opportunities of inspiration and leadership."

God is not a respecter of person whether a person is man or woman. God can use anybody. Paul who is frequently criticized because of his writings about women also had many women co-workers, ministers of Gospel and disciples of Christ with him. Roman 16th chapter and other verses tell about this in detail. Lydia a woman who was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ and followed Him. She had a big business of selling costly cloths but still she followed Christ and served Him.

But in this 21st century still we have the same questions, whether it is good for a woman to preach the Gospel or not? Why? The answer is very simple, lack of knowledge of the Bible. But if you want to be used by God, give yourself in the hands of God. He will take you and use you no matter how weak you may be. God has a purpose from your life no matter whether you are a man or woman, He is calling you for His ministry. Jesus said in Mat 9:37-38, Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." He is looking for faithful laborers, He is looking for faithful servants who may serve Him as He wants. Will you consider to become a laborer in the vineyard of Jesus Christ?

We have completed the five years of this magazine. I am publishing a very special report of it in this issue.

Celebrating 5th B-day

By Sherly Isaac

It is always nice to look back and see what mighty and awesome deeds God has done. In this last five years God has touched many lives and wiped away tears of many. Yes, Jesus is alive and hears our prayers and answers them. No words can ever express His unlimited grace which He showers on human being. With psalmist I praise God in his words, "What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, And call upon the name of the LORD." (Psa 116:12-13) I am publishing few testimonies here:

Thank you for sending me Your magazine. It is a source of inspiration and blessing to me.

We would like to thank you for your prayers. My father has contacted us by phone and we are in touch with him who was missing since 4th July,2001.

But we still need your prayers for getting us out of the financial debt which is around USD 1.5 million.
Thank you
Riyaz H. Millwala

Thank you for sending me Your magazine. It is a source of inspiration and blessing to me.
Dr. Raaleiigh D. Jenkins
New Life Creations

"The Elohim and Allah are the same God"? Article is very interesting and it is very useful in my ministry. I thank you for sending important messages.
yours in Christ
Pastor T. Jeremiah

Thank you for making me ONE among you & thank you a lot for sending me your eZine.
Joshua dev

i´m writing from South America (Buenos Aires-Argentina) and I will like to say you THANK YOU VERY MUCH because yours comments in the EDITORIAL are a blessing in my own life. Thank you again and God Bless You Richly!
Hugo Gutiérrez (Pastor)

Dear brothers & sisters in Christ
I am really very glad to hear from you. i got your articles. Thank you. it is so nice to read. I am not very well in English. But I can understand it. It is very useful for me to study bible correctly. Thanking you
Arun Sam

I'm writing you from the United States and I have been receiving your newsletter for over a month now. I'm writing you in order to let you know that I like it because it has substance.
Michael A. Session
(Christian Skeptic)

I am writing from Tamil Nadu, India.. I read your news letter with interest and thank you for the same. I was especially touched by your last letter. I am so happy to see that America is turning back to its God. I was always concerned about the growing godlessness of America, the greatest nation in the world whose founding fathers were very serious Christians.

It took the destruction of the WTC to get USA back on its knees where it belongs, before God. So many times God has warned his people in the books of the prophets that If the nations will not obey him he will remove the blessings and grace.. The prophet pleads.. turn, turn to the Lord, turn to the Lord with all of your heart, turn now with weeping, fasting and moaning, and then his spirit will move all over the land.. Hope America turns to its God and stands up for Christian values and Christ. I am praying for your ministry.
yours in Christ

Hi Vinod,
I am always glad to read your e-magazine each week. It has a lot of very good stuff. Thanks for sending it to me so faithfully.
Pastor Lal

Dear Sherly,
I have gone through the latest news letter. That was edited very nicely. Thanks

Your site is as a light -- You shine as a beacon. Through Jesus Christ, our Lord, God has taken us from the darkness; He has placed us in the light and calls us to shine as beacons. Our light is as a heavenly radiance, a sudden brightness that compels the eye of any beholder to blink. As others are drawn toward the intensity of that light, they tend to encamp round-about it ~ just to be near its warmth. My warmest and best regards in Christ ~
Jettie Hess

Excellent, really I enjoyed keep it up blessings!!!!!!!!

Dear Ms. Sherly Isaac:
This e-mail must be a surprise to you because I am writing after a long time. Sorry and forgive me. But I have been reading your article whenever I got time. I was so busy so I never sent any e-mail letters to you. I see your beautiful website. I take this opportunity to congratulate you on your successful completion of your 4th year!!! You will always have success because you are doing a great job which the present generation of youngsters do not like to do. Wish you all the best.
With loving regards,
Girish K. Panicker, Ph.D.

Dear friend in Christ,
Thanks a lot for sending those blessed words. I really enjoyed reading it and it has been, I am sure of great help for my spiritual growth.
With Prayers
Norden Michael Lepcha

Thank you for such a wonderful site. G-d Bless!
Jim Brown

Thanks for your well balanced answers.

I am a Pentecostal believer from Gujarat, India. I am really thankful for sending me your good messages. Really all messages are thought provoking and inspiring.

Role of a Woman in Church

By Sherly Isaac

Not only non-Christians but also our Churches and Christians have tried to suppress women and her role in Churches. Muslims have a long list of women in the Bible in their websites to give an idea as if Christianity or Bible treats women very badly. They are trying to prove that other religions have more respect for women rather than the Bible or Christianity.

Few months back one Atheist wrote to me like this, "Legend of Adam and Eve: from the Old Testament is itself defamatory towards women. When God created all the animals he made male and female together. Then he created Adam. Adam was alone in the Garden of Eden, so God puts Adam to sleep, extracts one of his ribs and out of that single rib creates Eve. Now my Question is, Why would an all-knowing God create man first then woman, shouldn't he have known that Adam would need a partner?"

My reply was, "Yes, of course God knows all things. It is true that He created man first then woman, does it mean it defames woman or womanhood? Let me put your question this way, woman gives birth to a male child. Does it defame man or manhood? Of course not..."

In fact the Bible is the only book that gives equal status to woman. Bible is very clear about creation of woman as we read in Genesis 1:27-30, "So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth. And God said, "See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food"; and it was so. When God created Adam and Eve, He treated them EQUALLY. And in the above verses you can see that God gave them EQUAL blessings. God did not say that, "I give to Adam some superior blessings and I ignore Eve." No, He did not say that but His treatment toward man and woman was SAME and EQUAL. But the difference came when Adam and Eve sinned against God. God's curse came upon them.

But Jesus came in this world and shed His precious blood so that we may reconcile with God and have the same blessings, which Adam and Eve enjoyed before their fall. The Bible says in Gal 3:28, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus."

If you are in Christ Jesus then there is no difference but all are same. And whatever God has promised and His blessings is yours no matter whether you are a woman or man. Further the Bible says in Gal 3:29, "And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise."

If you are not saved or if you do not know Christ, this is the high time to know Christ personally and discover the blessings of God which He has kept for you.

1. Evangelist:
The same atheist asked me that, "if Jesus favored women and respected women then why there was no women disciples? He chose twelve men disciples but simply ignored women." But reality is far-far away from this. Jesus never ignored women. We read about a Samaritan woman in John 4th chapter, she went back to her city and told people about Jesus Christ and many believed in Jesus. We read in John 4:39, "And many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him because of the word of the woman who testified, "He told me all that I ever did."

She was a woman preacher and because of her words many came and believed on Jesus. Today, God is looking for many women as well as men who may go and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Bible says that after crucifixion of Jesus Christ, He was put in a tomb but after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb they found the tomb was empty. But angel told them in Mat 28:7, "And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you."

Angel told them to proclaim this simple message "He is risen from the dead" First message of resurrection was delivered by women.

2. Disciples/pastors/ministers:
Rom 16:6, "Greet Mary, who labored much for us." Chain reference Bible says that Mary was a believer from Rom and she became disciple of Jesus Christ. And Paul says in Rom 16:1, "I commend to you Phoebe our sister, who is a servant of the church in Cenchrea," The Greek word of Servant is "diakonos {dee-ak'-on-os}" means minister, servant , deacon.

So when there are women ministers, deacons and servants of God in first century church then what is the problem if God calls a woman to be preacher, minister, servant, deacons etc.?

3. Prophetess:
Not only in the Old Testament but in New Testament also we read about the prominent role of women in Church as prophetess.

Paul says that there was an evangelist named Philip who had four daughters and they were prophetess as we read in Acts 21:9, "Now this man had four virgin daughters who prophesied."

Paul did not deny the possibility of women prophetess or women preachers in the Church. We read in 1 Cor 11:5, "But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved." Paul also talks about the nine gifts of the Holy Spirit and one of that gift is prophecy. A person who is filled with this gift can prophesy whether he or she.

Bible tells us that Holy Spirit was poured men and women alike. Acts 1:14, "These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with His brothers." and further we read in Acts chapter 2 that God poured His Holy Spirit on those who were gathered there.

Yes, God wants you to raise up and discover the new heights. God has a greater purpose for you. You might have heard that women have no role in Church but it is a lie from hell. You can make a difference in the lives of people as Samaritan woman did. You can make a difference in the lives of people as many great prophetess of the Bible did. If you give your life to Jesus He will mould and make you useful.

Standing in the Gap - Fasting prayer on 8th Dec.. 2015

As the Bible says in Ezekiel 22:30 "So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it." And also the Bible says in Numbers 16:48, "And he (Aaron) stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped." We have fasting prayer every second Tuesday of each month. Our next fasting prayer meeting will be conducted on 16th Nov. 2015

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Through the Valley of Death

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

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Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God? Book

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