On the edge of spiritual dis-satisfaction!

22 11 2007

Was watching this drama on the mobile-TV on board the bus last night call “Life Story” and sometimes, i just looked at the world, the gross injustice on why good people has to suffer sometimes while the wicked prospers! It reflects how wicked and sinful human race has become, or rather fallen into. I see such injustice day in day out, from old folk begging for a living selling tissue papers when people walked past them, and i do not care about whether these are from a syndicate, because they do get paid, if they are, and what’s $1 to support them? I see how people are not getting a chance at life especially ex-convicts, or even people who had done wrong. If Christ has forgiven their sins, who am i to judge them? How self righteous i am!

Was talking to Mercy one night why Christians are sometimes worse off than Non Christians. One reason is that most of the time, Christians tend to be self righteous, when non christians are not. They accept people more readily than people who are forgiven and ought to extend that same Grace and Mercy shown to them, but failed to. The injustice among the world is not as heart breaking as those witnessed within the Church. Where millions around us are dying, without God, without proper meal, and here we are, ministers who suppose to represent God, are enjoying a millionaire lifestyle with private jets, million dollars estate, and driving luxury cars. These ministers and Christians live like Kings on this earth, but forgotten about servanthood and as bond slaves in the Kingdom of God. One thing i realized, why i do not want to talk about the slums in India, because, i see the same condition of hopelessness, and desperation in my country, with old folk off Commonwealth Close, Toa Payoh, the modern slum littering the ‘dark alleys’ of our sophisticated cosmopolitan society. Why are Churches building a multi million dollar corporation and neglecting the essence of Christian lifestyle – to care for the poor, widow and orphans of our nations? Where do i direct such anger that i, echoed what Paul said, the chief of all sinners, except that i am nothing like Apostle Paul.

Where am i heading? A deeper intimacy with God will cause a radical dis-satisfaction with your spiritual life, and with your life and ultimately your attitudes and values. One cannot hold on to their WANTS, and not nailed it to the Cross, and carrying it daily if we desire to follow Christ. He demand nothing less than total commitment. Jesus is coming back real soon, real soon, and when He does, will he say, “Good and Faithful servant” or “Away from me, i do not know you.”

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About prosperity

2 11 2007

Had a chat with Mercy last night about prosperity and our faith. Alot of preachers out there are preaching on prosperity, that God will bless us abundantly, and i told her, that’s true, God will bless us abundantly, but is it necessarily material blessing? She said that the church has a poverty mindset, that which i am not sure, but one thing i am sure, the early church in the book of Acts, shared what they had, and they are not exactly material wealthy.

Many of us thought when God bless us with a mercedes, or a lottery prize of a million dollar, that’s blessing? God is more concern about our spiritual condition than what goes into our bank account. The mystery that God can use material wealth to test our heart, not for the sake of spitefully showing us we are carnal, but to show where our heart is. The scriptures put it so adequately, where our heart is, there our treasure will be also.

I have seen two examples of pastors living with the right perspective of godly prosperity, i might be wrong, but from their life and their work, we can judge its fruits. Apostle Roderick, who never withheld blessings, what he has, he gave, he gave cars, expensive watches when God told him to, and personally, he has shown favours in my life that i do not deserve. The second person, is Pastor Kong from City Harvest Church, whose one sermon at the old venue beside Lion City Hotel, on Blessings. He demonstrated it by his examples and in his life.

Are we discerning enough and be responsible for what we are receiving and listening in church, or what we read from the various books?