I’ve migrated to a new blog

7 07 2010

Hi, for those who has stumbled upon this blog, I apologize that i am no longer updating my blog on wordpress, but has migrated to another blog. Please click to http://therednotebook.tumblr.com/ if you wish to follow me. Thanks!

Christianity to transform Singapore and Asia

13 03 2010

There is ONLY ONE answer to the problems we faced today, and that is the Word of God. The power of the Word of God can transform nation, not just revival but a lasting transformation of every single part of society and conforming to the eternal principles that are outlined from the Word of God.

1. That every single citizens of Singapore would honour God, honour the leadership and authority God has placed in our lives (The government, Prime Minister, Teachers, Ministers, Police etc), and honouring our parents.

2. Will inspire to love life, that there we will learn to appreciate each other, our elders, our children, our friends, our colleagues and ultimately ourselves. Of which we will respect and honour the sanctity of LIFE itself. There will be less cases of murders, rapes, and even abortion.

3. We will learn to love each other, less racism, less intolerance, but unconditional love for each other, that will result in less cases of divorce where we can forgive and moved to reconciliation.

4. We have a higher productivity, for everything we do, we do it for God and for the good of each other. We will put each other and our company’s interest above our own.

5. Less violence and crimes on the street, as more teens can grow up in an environment where there will be godly parents, the support structure is there for the teenagers, and as they are raised up in godliness and learning to live and walk in the precepts of God’s principles.

6. There will be less orphans, and poor people because the people will care, first for the poor, the widow, and the orphans. There these people will be taken care of in a society.

7. Every mother will treasure her unborn child, and every father would provide the loving stability his child needs.

8. Gangs would disappear from lack of membership, Instead young people would find true community and purpose in the body of Christ

9. Most people would protect the environment and have good stewardship over God’s creation.

10. Politicians, officials, and judges would be true civil servants

11. Billion of dollars would be freed up for public works because there would be so little corruption, fraud and income tax evasion.

12. Empty prisons would have to be redesigned for other uses or demolished.

13. Road rage would be a peculiar phenomenon for future history scholars to ponder.

14. Casinos would no longer be a place for unhealthy congregation of people to gamble but places for worship, and spending quality time with family. No one would gamble and destroy their family from such addiction.

15. There won’t be any more scandals of infidelity, but instead public figures will show extraordinary moral fiber and standard and show the world what is true leadership.

Catholics move to make Mary equal with Jesus

7 03 2010

For so many deluded and obviously ignorant catholics who claimed that Mary was never been put on the same equal status with Christ as the only Saviour through God’s plan for Mankind’s salvation. This is a probably a wake up call to all catholics who sincerely love Jesus and God and share the same faith that Jesus IS the ONLY way to God, turn away from the apostate catholic church!

See http://www.catholic.net/index.php?option=dedestaca&id=224

God never fails

2 02 2010

Ephesians 1:11 says in Him we were chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.

In times of great adversity, God’s people are greatly encouraged. For there is no mountains too high, no oceans too deep that our paths in life is hidden from God’s sovereignty. I’m reminded again and again that no matter what trials and difficulty I faced ahead, I am assured in God because he is still in control and has never failed me even in times of darkness! I am encouraged by Paul’s words that everything including the good and the bad works in consistency with the purpose of my God’s will! Indeed He is a good and great God whose will I shall find delight in.

Our affection

15 01 2010

Where is my affection that lies today? In the security of a career, the ever need of money, the warmth and love of a family or could it be the ministry of our religious pursuit that which are competing for our affection? I suppose all of it. Sometimes the lie that in pursuing something good like ministry could land us in a position that compromise our love for God himself. For where the heart is there our treasure will be also. There my heart yearns to break free of its icy prison that seems all is fading in unfamilar greyness and to be truly free to love him and fire up for action like winning the world for him. On the other hand our affection is the only thing demanded of him not our gungho and bravado actions for it is by his spirit that much is accomplished not by our own might. Could it be true that God is relentlessly in pursuit of my affection that all else is merely a distraction?

Our Final Priority (Paraphrase)

10 01 2010

If I have the language ever so perfectly and speak like a pundit, and have not the love that grips the heart, I am nothing. If I have decorations and diplomas and am proficient in up-to-date methods and have not the touch of understanding love, I am nothing. If I am able to worst my opponents in argument so as to make fools of them, and have not the wooing note, I am nothing.

If I have all faith and great ideals and magnificent plans and wonderful visions, and have not the love that sweats and bleeds and weeps and prays and pleads, I am nothing. If I surrender all prospects, and leaving home and friends and comforts, give myself to the showy sacrifice of a missionary career, and turn sour and selfish amid the daily annoyances and personal slights of a missionary life, and though I give my body to be consumed in the heat and sweat and mildew of India, and have not the love that yields its rights, its coveted leisure, its pet plans, I am nothing, nothing. Virtue has ceased to go out of me.

If I can heal all manner of sickness and disease, but wound hearts and hurt feelings for want of love that is kind, I am nothing. If I write books and publish articles that set the world agape and fail to transcribe the word of the cross in the language of love, I am nothing. Worse, I may be competent, busy, fussy, punctilious, and well-equipped, but like the church at Laodicea—nauseating to Christ.

Battle of Wills

28 12 2009

There is a battle which we often tend to ignore or not noticing its importance, the battle of wills. I remember not so fondly about the times in one of my army trainings, my instructor will say it is all in the mind, physical pain is nothing. At that time, I thought he was being ridiculous. Fortunately over the years, I realized the simple truth in that, the battle of our mind and will precedes the toughest of battles in life. Whether we are preparing for a tough time ahead in our career, or tackling a monster of some undesired habits, or even through some struggles, the crud of the tipping point of victory lies in us facing the issue in the will.

The problem is not about victory in life, but that we are holding on to a defeated mindset of the past life – the fallen nature, and refusal to put on the right identity of Christ. Of all people, I am guilty of all the charges. Despite knowing all these, does not mean I have gotten the victory, as knowledge is but a first step to gaining that victory. Through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit in revelation given to us through the Word of God, it is our decision now, to fight it out in the battle of will, to allow ourselves to be transformed first in our mind, next through our lives, that we will grow to be more like Christ. This battle is part of a life long war waged against the fallen world and nature.