My Mandate

31 08 2006

But if anyone obeys his word, God’s love is truly made complete in him. This is how we know we are in him: Whoever claims to live in him must walk as Jesus did. 1 John 1:5-6.

There are in my opinion, four types of christians in the Church today. Disclaimer: These are not meant to say that they are not saved, but just reflecting on the various conditions of each christian.

The hearty Christian
This Christian is a follower, one who delights and squeel at every miracles, soaking in the awesome presence and exhuberance of the worship, and yea! There he goes again, but when the worship or church service is over, this christian leaves the santuary and went back to the world. This christian is led by the emotions, christianity injects the faith adrenaline to enable him or her to live by the moment of godliness and after that, it is all struggles and defeats

The Mr Knowledgable Christian
This christian attends every prophetic conference, bible studies, and may even own a hundreds of books on theology, doctrines, and books so thick, you can probably doze off just looking at the thickness of each book. The faith is rationalized by the intellectual understanding of God’s Words, and lacking the connection. This christian might not even see the need to attend festival of praise or worship or even fellowshipping with each other! This Christian might for a season lead a life of victories, but the victories are hollow, lacking depth and lacking consistency, and he is despaired because in the end he or she will realised, the more he or she knows, the less this christian actually knows, and the vicious cycle starts again.

The BC Christian (Bo Chup)
These christians come to church for every other reasons other than knowing God, worshipping God or listening to a great sermon. They love companies of friends, the opportunity to know girls or to get close to that guy, or to pick up an instrument for free! And even join up some social activities to really waste the sunday afternoon away. Their bible might be spanking new, for they have never touch it, except chucking it in the bag to go to church. Life is no different before and after they have become christian. They are more concerned about the world, making money, becoming the whos who in the society and perhaps even coming into the showbusiness and being a christian too might be too cool.

The Disciple
The fourth type of Christian is perhaps the rarest, (For wide is the road that leads to death, and many are going down that road, and narrow is the gate that leads to life, for few will find it), the toughest, because it requires us to sacrifice ALL, yet man’s narrow view is that we never see beyond that sacrifice, is that God will gave us ALL, and more – Eternal Life. The life of a disciple is first a Crucified life! That we crucified our lives daily on that cross and our lives is not our own but of Christ! We dare to speak the truth, no more lying! We dare to stand up for God, no more compromises. We dare to claim the generation for Jesus, no more lying down on our comfort zone and just enjoy a bit of desperation band. It is time, to rise up and be a disciple, one who lives and breathes and do God’s work and live out His Word in us, that in that, God’s love is made complete in US!

God help me, to be the fourth type of christian, a radical disciple! One who studies your word, read them, and do them! Holy Spirit, please write the Word of Life on the tablet of my heart and that i might speak LIFE and lead others to the Light! I invite you dear Holy Spirit now, to take the throne of my heart, to lead me, to guide me, to talk to me, to teach me, to help me to pray, to help me to love and forgive, to help me be a testimony in my work place, to be a comforter to others, to be an encourager, to be a blessing to others, and most important of all, to reflect Jesus. Amen!





Church sued over exorcism

30 08 2006

A woman sue Novena church for performing exorcism on her. Another case of church being sued. This really give a bad light on the Novena Church which apparently is a catholic church, and it is either those priests lying or the woman is. In either case, it is just sad that the catholic church among many other controversies like child sexual abuse, has added another to their list in the Hall of Shames.





Thy Glory

30 08 2006

As i was conversing with God during the lunch break, praying for Mercy and giving glory to God, the presence of God just surrounded me when i glorify God.

He is exalted in the heavens! That Lord, you do what you decree, and no one, can frustrate your plans and Lord, yet, as awesome as your presence and glory is, you desire us to come to you daily on that holy mountain to worship you! Lord, the insignificant me is exchanged the rights as a Child of God and to come into Your presence rightfully. Lord you could have cancel our debt, but Lord, you want our hearts to be changed more and more into your presence, and the issue is not our baggages. You first desire our worship and love, and Lord, in your time, you will restore us!

Lord, i want to hear you everyday! I want to see you face to face everyday, Lord i will die from hunger and thirst if i am not filled or satisfied with Your goodness, Your Word, Your fellowship and ultimately Your Approval in my life! Lord, let my heart be totally sold out for you!





Fruits of wickedness – Mormonism

30 08 2006

Mormon leader, Warren Jeffs one of the wanted men by FBI has been arrested, whose fruits of wickedness including forcing underaged girls to marry, having sex with his followers, brainwashing his believers to think he is annointed, and unfallible. One of the strongest fruits of demonic deceit lies in the frontier of cults and extreme groups, in which Mormons, also known as the Church of the Latter day saints (They have a church in Newton area). Beware when talking to these cultists!





The Gospel of Jesus can change Singapore

30 08 2006

One of the main reasons why the 18th century Evangelicals like William Wilberforce are so powerful in their impact of England because they believe that the Gospel of Jesus can impact and change the social fabric of England!

I believe that the Gospel of Jesus can impact and change Singapore and the world if we only walk in the Spirit and let our heart be sold totally for God! God is not looking for men with abilities or talents, but He is looking for a man whose heart is after God!





The ‘Blank Bible’

29 08 2006

This is a book that i want to get in future! The works of Jonathan Edwards – Vol 24 “The Blank Bible” which contains some of the most influential writings and thinkings of Jonathan Edwards with regards to Christianity, Philosophy and Psychology.

Guess i will need to save up for this cos it is US$200.00 even in the Amazon! A definite must-read. I wonder if SKS has this book, i shall go and check it out this weekend or the next. Saw a book on the Writings of Jonathan Edwards at Borders, and so tempted to go and get it but decided against it, as i need to be reminded of being prudent.  





Wait and hope in the Lord

29 08 2006

“Yet this i call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore i will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.” Lamentations 3:21-26

One of the great lessons in life, is to wait. Waiting in the presence of God for Him to move. We can dream, plan, but unless God moves before us, our plans are futile and laid to waste. God has a season, He moves in His time, tho we can make plans and take the necessary steps, I believe, waiting patiently and keeping vigil in the silent wait is important. A few things i’m waiting for God to open doors for breakthrough – financially through my new venture, and the time to get married with Mercy! We both agreed to wait till the right time and I love Mercy! And oh I love God too!