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Saturday, November 4, 2006
New World Order Formation
Topic: End of the Age

And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. (Revelation
13:12 KJV)

After the September 11, 2001 tragedy, about 34,000 Americans have decided to convert to Islam (http://islamicweb.com/begin/statistics.htm). Why Islam? Most people may have learned that Islam means “peace,” but it actually means surrender ourselves to them or decide to suffer the consequence through death penalty. This is exactly what Satan wants to be done through Islam and other religions.

As we began to see the birth of World War III, beginning in Middle East, we also begin to hear about the invention of small microchip that goes through human’s skin, how our nation began to make constitution law on gay marriage, homosexuality activity on TV program and educational program. If we decide to make these as constitution law, we would be no better than people in Sodom and Gomorrah. They did really unconstitutional actions against God and His people in the days of Abraham. As a result, God destroyed their cities that anyone cannot relocate these ancient cities.

So what is the New World Order (NWO) System and when it has been begun? Is this good or bad thing?

The NWO is the Satan’s method to bring every people to himself—trying to help them to understand that he is the only god. He also uses different kind of methods to collect people to himself, such as One World Government, One World Religion, and One World Economy systems. He tries to make people comfortable as possible before he would send them to Hell.

God has His system, too. But His system will not like Satan’s final decision. Although Satan will make Covent with Israel for seven years and destroy it in the midst of his contract, God has been kept His Covent with His people since the birth of nation and will keep it forever.

The New World Order System has been existed before we were born. It is not new to the world. Satan tried to blind people as he tried to progress his future plan. We may hear the New World Order plan from our presidents’ public speech, but some people may misunderstand this new world system.

We may believe that if we come with one world currency, we all can be friends to the other nations and have peace. With this mindset, we may decide to turn away from God and focus on the one world leader—Antichrist. Which leader are you going to serve and worship? If we decide to take the Mark of Beast on forehead or right hand, we will be no longer part of God’s children. We will be enemies of God and stuck ourselves in Hell forever. If it is time for Antichrist call you to take the Mark of Beast or let him to kill you for the sake of Jesus Christ, you also take your stand for your eternal destiny.

Will you be ready if you face the Antichrist and his offer? If you are not sure that you are one of God’s children, you just ask Him to forgive your sins and come into your life. If God take you to Heaven before Antichrist’s offer, you would be in a safe place. But if you don’t, you will still be in God’s hands if you refuse to take the Mark of Beast and let Antichrist murder you.


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Saturday, October 28, 2006
False Prophets and Teachings (Part Two)
Topic: End of the Age

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth. (I Timothy 4:1-3 KJV)

Jesus warned us that there will be many false teachers and prophets who will wear sheep clothes. As we are seeing what is going on the world today, especially in the United States of America, most popular churches are making millions of dollars by broadcasting their church services through Satellite TV and radio. Even some of small churches are getting impact with hundreds of people each week. Why? Many people hear the messages about what they want to hear and what they want to celebrate in the church (such as Christmas, Easter, Ash Wednesday).

As a result, many professing Christians are turning their faiths to doctrines of Satan. Satan has been succeeded to deceive people from God over many years through the pagan holidays—Easter, Halloween, and Christmas. If we study our Christian church forefathers in the second through fourth century, these holidays arrived from the paganism tradition by Roman Catholic Church. Even many today’s popular preachers are trying to teach us with using the same method of teachings as our Christian church forefathers did.

Paul warned us this deception will come to our generation. I had been in deception situation before and it was really hurt by one of Fredericksburg churches, which I worked for. Director of the church almost destroyed my life as well as other people’s life.

Satan wants to destroy us (ff. John 10:10a), to pull us away from our Eternal Father. He will do whatever necessary to succeed his goal, even using preachers. But we have tools to guard against the itching ear messages. We have the Bible, which it explains what’s going on the world today and we have chance to prepare to battle against the darkness. We also have the free access to God through His Son, Jesus Christ, who is wiling to help us in the midst of the battleground. If we have Jesus Christ in our lives, Satan cannot defeat us. His angels are going to loose this battle, because we have the Truth and Revelation from Jesus Christ.


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Saturday, October 21, 2006
False Prophets & Teachings (Part One)
Topic: End of the Age

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. (Matthew 24:24 KJV)

Before Jesus faced His death penalty by Roman soldiers, He warned His disciples that there will be many false Christs and prophets, who will show many wonders and miracles to the people. This prophecy is becoming reality today, especially within the churches. Some churches may tell us the truth of the gospel and some may not.

Even in Christian media, such as TBN, many Christians may deceive themselves by listening to the TV evangelists on what they want to hear. Sadly, most of them may have ended their lives as rich and miserable. As I watched some programs in TBN, most preachers usually talk about moral Christian living standard, such as gaining financial success and blessings; or some preachers may talk about the coming of Jesus Christ to their camp meeting physically.

Benny Hinn claims: Jesus appeared to a whole crowd in Africa!

Again Benny repeats that Jesus will physically appear at his crusades on the "This is your day" program dated May 2nd, 2000. (Real Video, see six minutes into the program - programs are recorded 3 weeks in advance, so this program was recorded before the Nairobi Crusade.) Here is a transcript of the relevant portion:

And I know, that I know, that I know, we are about to see the greatest manifestations of God's presence ever! A prophetess named Ruth Heflin sent me a word recently and told me to get ready, to see, physical manifestations of Christ on the platforms in our crusades, that people will have visions of the Lord in the meetings. Those things have happened in the past, I know. In a Thialagua (spelling?) meeting one time in Africa, the Lord appeared to a - to the whole crowd! It is about to begin happening, I know it too! Expect it, to happen also, in your own home!" (Benny Hinn, May 2nd, 2000)

So how do we know if televangelists tell us the truth of what God wrote? Even though there are many preachers who proclaim to be the Christ’s teaching, we must check with God to see if their teachings match with His Word.

As false prophets began to appear within Christian churches to prepare to make a path to Antichrist, we must realize that it’s almost for us to meet with Jesus Christ. Are you ready to see Jesus Christ and can able to recognize His Second Coming? If not, make sure to get chance to know Him before it would be too late.


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Sunday, October 15, 2006
Caught Up with Jesus Christ
Topic: End of the Age
For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. (I Thessalonians 4:14 KJV)
Have you wondered what it would be like if we meet Jesus Christ as the progress of World War III would take its place? Before I’d go further, let’s read I Thessalonians 4:14-17:

For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Matthew 27:52-53 is the only Scripture that shows the people rose up from their graves as soon as Jesus died on the Cross and occurred an earthquake. Why? Even though the rapture hadn’t taken a place yet, this brief resurrection of the dead people show us that He is the God who can raise people into life. John 14 said that Jesus will come again to take us to His kingdom.

I believe that God gave Paul a vision on the rapture of the Church on the last day of the earth. Even it was not His time during Paul’s life, God wanted Paul to write his vision down, so that we can understand and be ready for His returning.

Paul began by explaining to us if we believe that God raised Jesus from the dead, He can raise people from the grave to meet with Him face to face. Remember Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, after four days, and met each other (John 11). If we remain alive, we will be caught up with Him and people from the graves in the clouds.

Many preachers said that Jesus would return and rapture the Church on either before, during, or after the Seven-Year of Tribulation. Even though the Bible doesn’t clear about when He would take the Church out from the earth, God gave us a sign when this would be taken place: at the sound of trumpet from the Heaven. When God would blow the trumpet, we must know that it is time for us to be united with the King at the clouds and live with Him forever.

 

The only question is: are we ready for the celebration of His returning and have a wedding ceremony with Him? If you are not sure about His invitation, you can check with God if you are on the reservation list. If you like to be on the list and be a part of the family of God, you can invite Him to come into your life. You just give your life to Him by asking forgiveness for all the sins that you committed and invite Him to the center of your life and let Him show you the light of your life.


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Saturday, October 7, 2006
Glimpse of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ

And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; Which also said, Ye men of
Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven. (Acts 1:10-11 KJV)

Although there are many interpretations of the coming of Jesus Christ from many Christian books, there may be few who can recognize Acts 1:10-11 as hint of what Jesus would look like when He returns. Of course, we didn’t see when He ascent to Heaven because we were not born yet. But we can understand the concept of His return.

In the Bible, we can read that He will come again with the crown on His head, white robe, and ride on the horses as Revelation 19:11-16 tells us:

And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And he hath on his vesture and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

The two angels told the disciples when Jesus returns, He will be like what they saw before He ascent to Heaven. They understood that He was and is the King as we understand today. They understood that He is the Son of God, yet, they underestimated Him by let Him die on the Cross. Even they let Him suffer 2000 years ago, Jesus still showed them mercy and gave them a promise to take them into His eternal home.

Romans 5:8 tells us, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” Are you ready for His return to take you to His kingdom? Even you may not feel like to deserve His invitation; He still wants you and wants to have relationship with you forever.
If you like to change your lifestyle and be a part of the family of God, you can invite Him to come into your life. You just give your life to Him by asking forgiveness for all the sins that you committed and invite Him to the center of your life and let Him show you the light of your life.

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Sunday, October 1, 2006
When is the Last Day?
Topic: End of the Age
And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world? (Matthew 24:3 KJV)
Over many years, many people have been wondering when the last day of the earth is. Yet, many people have been failing to predict the coming of Jesus Christ to rapture His Church and judge the world. As His disciples asked Jesus when shall be the end of the age, we still have not figure out the last hour until we would see the coming of our Messiah. Is Jesus playing a waiting game? Or are we dumb enough to try to calculate His return? What is the deal here?

Although we are patiently waiting for His coming, God knows how much we like to see Him again. We are still living here because His time is not same as ours. He wants us to be involved with His work plan. Matthew 24:14says, “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.” We are here to work to finish that He gave us to do (Matthew 28:18-20).
It is not matter of the fact that we try to calculate His coming or trying to make impress to Him that how we are holy. None of these do not matter to Him. God only wants for us to wait for His coming and be ready and proclaim His messages to others.
Let’s think about if Jesus already came when
World Trade Tower hit by some radical religious leaders. Were we ready for His coming? Probably, not. Those people in the building were not to face against their enemies. But they cannot stop from happening. It was already set for Islam to attack United States on September 11, 2001. This will be the same event when Jesus would return to rapture His people and judge the nations.
Unfortunately, God left us with His manual for us to prepare for His returning—the Holy Bible. The real question is: Are you ready? As we see on the media, we are beginning to see the birth pain that describes in Matthew 24:6-8.
Are you and your loved ones for the coming of Jesus Christ? If not, I’d like to encourage you accept the free gift of salvation that He would like to give you. If you want your family to be in the family of Jesus Christ, then you first need to acknowledge to God that you are sinner and ask for forgiveness; and then invite Him to be in the center of your and your family life.

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Saturday, September 23, 2006
Why We Need to Face Persecution?
Topic: Persecution
But when they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another: for verily I say unto you, Ye shall not have gone over the cities of Israel, till the Son of man be come. (Matthew 10:23 KJV)
Have you wonder why we face many persecutions? I mean for those who are Christians and Jews. Jesus prophesied that there will be some groups of people who are willing to threat people for those are followers of Jesus Christ. Right now, there is some radical Islam who is planning to destroy the people in Israel and America with using the nuclear bomb. Jesus gave us many clues about this generation, so we can fully prepare to face the upcoming World War III and the second coming of Jesus Christ. Are we the last generation to see the coming of Jesus Christ? Yes, we may be the last generation to wait for the coming of our Messiah to Earth. If I’m wrong, please don’t believe what I’m saying, but believe the Word of God.
Unfortunately, before we would see the return of Christ, there must be rumor of wars that Jesus said in Matthew 24:6-8. For example, Islamic leaders are planning to wipe out the land of Israel from the map as the event occurred in the days of Esther. This goal was the same since Adam and Eve deceived by Satan in the Garden of Eden (Genesis 3). Satan wants to destroy God’s people, because he wants to rule over the universe (Isaiah 14:12-14).
Okay, some of us understand the history of Garden of Eden. Although we don’t have enough room to discuss another subject, I recommend that studying more about falling of man in your own study to get some understand about End Time Prophecy and World War III. Let’s return to this current topic and discuss about is there hope if we face the persecution by the radical religious leaders.
Matthew 5:10 says, “Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Even though we would face the persecution by our enemies, God says He will bless us. We know that God will walk with us through the fire (Isaiah 43:1-3). We know that He will care us, because we know what He did to Abraham when he tried to sacrifice his son to God and He provided a lamb instead of Isaac. If He can do to Abraham, He can be right there with us to walk through persecution and hardship.
Are you saved by the grace of God through His Son, Jesus Christ? Are you ready to face any hardship and persecution that would come in your life? If you are not sure or not prepare to face these challenges, I like to encourage inviting Jesus Christ in your life by confessing your sins and asking for forgiveness and invite Him in your life. This may be the last chance to accept Jesus Christ as your Savior before you’d die tomorrow or near future.

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Saturday, September 16, 2006
Free from Youthful Lust
Topic: Youth
Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever. (I John 2:15-17 KJV)
As we are getting closer to Halloween month, we must remember that Satan is still trying to attack our youths in many various ways. One of them is youth lust. If Satan learns that one of kids love ice cream cone or one of the most he is looking forward to, Satan would use that tool to trap your child’s mind.
As I looked back in my early life, I thought Halloween was awesome and fun day of the year. I enjoyed going to Trick or Treat around my neighborhood and thought it was great. Unfortunately, that didn’t last. Remember, in those times, I didn’t think as Halloween was the one of the satanic holiday traditions. Or I didn’t think how Satan used this deceitful kid’s holiday to trap me. Thank God, as I meditated more on His Words and prayer of fasting, He showed me the deeper meaning of the Scripture and what dangerous activities are behind of Halloween and other religious holidays.
So how to protect the youngsters from the lack of lust, which it would lead to the satanic trap?
First of all, we need to pray for our youths. We need to ask God to protect our youths from walking into the devil’s trap. Jesus prayed for His disciples and future disciples to protect them from the evil ones in John 17. If we pray for our youths without ceasing (I Thessalonians
5:17), God will work with them and show them the right path.
We also need to show them godly role model. Many preachers said that the average of time that the father talks to his son is 40 second a day. If we want our youngsters to become children of God, then we’d need to do what it is necessary to help them to get there. If your teenager watch the TV for 40 hours a week, then you may need to re-exam your schedule and make more time for your family time. Lastly, we need to know what is going on the youngsters’ day. That means, we need to step up to the school PTA and know what their schoolteachers are doing, going and watching their outdoor activities, and more. Right now, many schoolteachers allow children to read Harry Potter, Chronicle of Narnia series, which they contain fantasy, witchcraft, magic, and other imaginations that Satan can pull them away from God. If you let your child go to neighborhood and doing the Trick or Treat on the Halloween night, then you are allowing your child to be selfish for candies and desire for some more. Not only that, you are allowing Satan to come into your child’s soul and mind.
If you want your family to be like family of Jesus Christ, then you first need to acknowledge God that you are sinner and ask for forgiveness; and then invite Him to be in the center of your and your family life.

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Sunday, September 10, 2006
Why Has God Forsaken America?
Topic: Nation

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? (Psalm 22:1 KJV)

 

September 11, 2001, many people haven’t forgotten terrible attack on two buildings in New York and Pentagon City. Most people in New York and Pentagon would still wonder about why these terrible things happened in this country. And some would have forgotten what happened on that beautiful day.
We may have a question as we see many terrible things occurred during the last ten years or more. As David asked God in Psalm 22:1, we might ask why God has forsaken America. If you are one of them who ask that question, you are not alone. There maybe thousands of people who ask themselves a question since 9/11/2001. As we saw what happened in New Orleans last year, this one question is still remained in people’s minds.
Although many people are looking for the answer, God doesn’t ignore them. Instead, He would like to explain why these terrible events were happening to this particular land. God would like to have a personal relationship with them, so they would have Father who they can rely on. I Peter 5:7 tells us that we can give all of our worries to God, because He cares for each of us.
When Jesus cried out Psalm 22:1 on the Cross, His Father didn’t ignore His agony. Although He can call His 2000 armies of angels to take out from the Cross, Jesus decided to take the pain for us and His Father cried out with Him as He looked down on His Son, Jesus.
Even many people are crying out for help, God always hears their agonies and is ready to help them. If they don’t see any hope from tragedies, there is the only one way to restore their hopes and dreams. That is through Jesus Christ, who died for all of our sins, and resurrected on the third day to live with His Father, so that He can bring down the Holy Spirit to live within each of us. If you are victim of 9/11 tragedy or Hurricane Katrina, I like to tell you that you are not alone. When you give all your life to Jesus Christ, He will give your new life that you ever imagine and He will adopt you as His daughter or son in His eternal Kingdom. Accept Jesus Christ this very moment before His invitation would be too late.

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Saturday, September 2, 2006
Youths are in Battleground
Topic: Youth
And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live. (Exodus
1:16 KJV)
As the days when the new King Pharaoh ruled over the land of Egypt when the people of Israel were there, today’s youths are living in the battleground, which Satan would like to control their lives. Since the event in Exodus 1, Satan’s battle is not over. Now, as we continue to see in the media, our youths are facing many temptations to walk themselves away from God.
Do we know how dangerous activities effect on them is when they hook up onto the Internet? “53% of teens have encountered offensive web sites that include pornography, hate or violence. Of these, 91% unintentionally found the offensive sites while searching the Web (Yankelovich Partner survey, The Safe America Foundation; Sept. 30, 1999).” (xxxchurch.com) Most of them are not in supervising by parents or other adults. Recently, in Rock Church Ministries, youth pastor said that most pornography is supported by Christians. Wow! We may feel surprise to hear on this statement.
Are youths in battleground? Of course, they are in dangerous zone in their lives. Satan likes to destroy many youngsters as many as possible. King Herod tried to find baby Jesus to kill Him, because Satan told him to do so.
MTV is killing many young people’s souls by feeding them with hip-pop and hard rock music. They are trying to destroy youths’ minds, so is with BET. Even though BET has some Christian programs, most preachers and artists are speaking out from their own mind and not from the biblical context.
As I said before, youths need strong Christian friends and families as their role models, so they can have knowledge and personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This is the only way that they can have the victory over Satan and his armies.

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Saturday, August 26, 2006
Youths Go Back to School
Topic: Youth

Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6 KJV)

It's time again for students go to their schools and looking forward to have fun of learning from teachers and other fellow friends. Are we excited when we start to go to school or college? Probably not, but we would become excited when the little ones go to school, so we would have peace for the next eight hours of the day.
But there is one little problem. That's we never stop learning many other things. If we stop to learn how to cook the food, what do we eat? Or if we never decide to learn how to unplug the toliet, how we use the bathroom? If our toliet is not working, then we would have bad smell in our bathroom.
Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us that we need to trust God everything to reach to our dreams. That's learning process. We need to learn how to trust the Lord and forget about our intrepetations of dreams. This is a hard process, because we use to earthly things to know what we need to seek for. If we see doctors who have earned many college degrees and help people to make them well, then we'd try to become doctors. That's the same way with youths. They are seeking for something in their future life. They are looking for someone who could be their role models. They go to school to be educated. But some of teenagers would receive wrong messages. Why? Most schools are corrupted by the other religious systems, which they teach students can pull away themselves from God. Although the school allow witchcraft, Buddahism, Islam in their campus, but the name of Jesus Christ cannot be spoken in their learning center. Even court decided to be silenced with this issue and try to avoid it as much as possible.
Although we, as adults and elders, may have finished with schooling, it is still for us to keep learning, so we can stand with youths and help them, and continuing living for ourselves. Why let we stop to think with our own understanding and begin to learn to trust God. Isaiah 55:8 tells that His ways are much greater than our thoughts. If we want to help our youths, let God begin to work within us.

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Saturday, August 19, 2006
Today's Life of Youth
Topic: Youth
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity. (Ecclesiates 11:9-10 KJV)
Solomon's advice may seem to encourage to youth at the beginning of this passage, but he wants let the youth know that there is going to be some consequences when they'd do bad. This is the same way that God deals with us. Sure, God wants us to enjoy our lives, but He cannot look us if we are sinning against Him. Sin cannot deal with God. If we are worshipping to the pagan gods or sin sexuality, God cannot just watch us and enjoy Himself. No! This is not way of God. Instead, He diciplines us until we'd learn our mistakes.
As we keep this thought in mind, let's look at youth's issue. Although God loves His young children, there will be consequenced on youth when they'd act like bad. Right now, MTV is trying to take over youth's mind through their music methods, such as hard rock and hip-pop music. Sadly, Comtemporary Christian Music (CCM) is playing music like MTV does. When youths see and listen to MTV and some heavy up-lifting music through CCM, their spirits will go far from God. They'd lost in touch with Jesus Christ. I don't care if they are watching MTV, CCM, or movies that contain wichcraft, fantacy, and sexual image--they'd lost to touch with their Savior and Satan would enter in their souls to take over their minds. Then God will bring judgement against youths, because they allow Satan to come in their souls.
So what we can do for our youths before God would judge them? We can do plenty. We must be godly role model for youths. We must share the gospel of Jesus Christ to them. Praying for them. Having devotional time with them together. Today's Christian family may have lack of having a devotional time together through prayer and Bible reading. That's sad. We cannot let teenagers act like Christian if we do not do our parts. Do we let Harry Potter to be a role model for teens or God through His Holy Words?
Joshua said, "Now therefore fear the LORD, and serve him in sincerity and in truth: and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the flood, and in Egypt; and serve ye the LORD. 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 24:14-15 KJV.)
Which role model that we should give to young people?

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Saturday, August 12, 2006
God's Vision for the Youth Generation
Topic: Youth
And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. (Joel 2:28-29 KJV)
Before we'd continue to discuss today's youth challenges and trials, I would like to address this thought to the spirit of youth. If you are in ages between 12 and 25 or if you have teenager(s), I'd like to encourage both of you (youths and adults) to read what I'm going to say to your spirit.
God has been trying to call the younger generation to accomplish His wonderful plan for His children. As it says in Joel, God wants to pour His Spirit in the heart of people. He wants to give boys and girls His plan through their dreams and proclaimation of His messages. They are the next generation who will bring His lost people back to Him. Although God understands of your hardship, He would like to give you hope that is everlasting and brand new future where Satan cannot enter in to destroy your inner being. He wants to bring the Holy Spirit to live inside of you, so He can teach you what you need to know and can have daily fellowship with your Heavenly Father.
God wants to bless you through your spirit. You maybe different from your friends, peers, family members, but you are no stranger to your Heavenly Father and those who believe in Him. Although your dream might fail, God wants to strength your dream, so your dream can glorify Him and to reach lost souls into Him. You maybe discouraged of things you are going through, or you may lost your relationship with the people who you loved, God wants to adopt you in His family and restores your broken heart into healthy and fill with His love and care. Don't let Satan deceive you, because God is on your side of your battleground. As in the Day of Pentacost, God will pour His Spirit in you to reach the lost soul and give them new hope and future in His name through Jesus Christ.
He will not let you live without dream, but God will give your dream come true that you'd never been imagined as He did to King Solomon. Are you willing to let God do His part in your life?

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Saturday, August 5, 2006
Return to Days of His Youth
Topic: Youth
If there be a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to shew unto man his uprightness: Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom. His flesh shall be fresher than a child's: he shall return to the days of his youth: He shall pray unto God, and he will be favourable unto him: and he shall see his face with joy: for he will render unto man his righteousness. (Job 33:23-26 KJV)
Many today's teenagers have trapped themselves into depression, saddness, and rejection. Most young people would like to be adults because the influence of media teach them how they should live their lives. MTV is the most influence in their young lives today. Yet, we, as adults, sometimes let our media teach our youngsters how they should live. For example, some Christian adults allow children to read and watch on Harry Potter, which it contains witchcraft and other pagan rituals. Or Chroncle of Narnia, which it was originally written by one of the greatest preachers, which it has mixture of Christian salvation and Pagan ritual. Although I watched the movie before, I would not recommend for any pastor to use it as a sermon tool to bring people into Jesus Christ.
Job 33:23-26 tell us that God has shown favor to youths and we should remind ourselves what was to be like in that ages. God is always looking after His young children. We should not push themselves immediately to adulthood. Remember when children tried to come to Jesus and His disciples rebuked them. However, Jesus rebuked His disciples and questioned why they tried to block little ones from Him. In Matthew 19:14 says, "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Do you like to become child of God? Give your whole life to Jesus by admitting that you are sinner and ask Him forgiveness; and then ask Him to come and live in your life. That's simple and there's no formula to add into your communication with God. Then I would strongly suggest for you to find a local church, where you can receive strong Bible teachings that would benefit your new life with Jesus Christ and can find some new Christian friends who can further help and encourage you in daily basis.

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Sunday, July 30, 2006
Don't Despise Thy Youth
Topic: Youth

Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity. (I Timothy 4:12 KJV)

What common Joseph, Daniel, and Jeremiah had in their days? Was it age when they become a prophet? This may be true. Joseph was cativated into Egyptian by his own brothers and later he became a general of Egyptian. Jeremiah began in his ministry when he was youth as a weeping prophet for his people. Daniel was in Babylon when his people were cativated there, but he served and worked with King Nebuchadnezzar. If you notice, three of them began to call for God's duty when they were young. Most of they may not have any clue what God would restore for them, except obeying His voice. As they were getting older, they began to understand what God had minded for them. Jeremiah 1:5 tells us that God knew each of them before they came out from their own mother's womb. He has purpose for each of them to give life. You and I have a greater purpose of being here. There are no mistakes about why God gives us life.

If you feel like nobody want to work with you because you are young, it is their problem and not yours. Although the world may seem more to become an adult world, God still can use you to reach the lost souls into His presence, just as He did to Joseph, Jeremiah, and Daniel.


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Sunday, July 23, 2006
Fear Not, Our God is within Us
Topic: Goal

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. (Isaiah 41:10, 13 KJV)

When the last time that you felt that you cannot do this or that because you were scared to overcome your fear? We all face fear sometime in our lives. If you say that you don't fear to anything, you either try to hide your fear to your people or you try to be braved. Either way, you cannot escape your weakest until you face it.

Sure, we would try to be braved as those who are in WWF Wrestling teams. But, do you know that people in WWF Wrestling have fear in each of their hearts? They cannot escape the fear of their lives when they face their opponents. If their opponents are getting tough to fight with, they would try to escape from their enemies.

We, too, have our wrestling opponents. His name is Satan. He tries everything to make us miserable in our lives. He even tries to let us to receive the power of fear. Unfortunately, he cannot defeat us easily if we have help from the Lord. God told His prophet not to fear, because He is the source of help. Paul says in Philippians 4:19, "...God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

We don't have to fear to any new obstacles if we know that God is Johovah-jireh (the LORD will provide) (Genesis 22:14 KJV). Fear not because God promises to us that He will be with us always. Fear not, because we have the armor of God to defeat the world of darkness (see Ephesians 6:10-20). And fear not, because we have God who knows every details of our weaknesses and can give us more strengths to overcome any obstacle we would face.

That is why our God is the greater Counselor when we'd try to find help to meet our needs or any events that we are doing.


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Sunday, July 16, 2006
Breakthrough Fear to Reach Your Goal
Topic: Goal
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour... (Isaiah 43:1-3a KJV)
Do you have fear to overcome your obstacles to reach your dream? Sometimes, I'm scared if I'd face some new challenges to meet my goal. But you and I don't have to face some obstacles alone. God has promised us that He will be with us and walk with us through our problems just as He did with the people of Israel. So, we do not need to be fear. Of corse, we might have little fear if we'd try something new, just as Daniel's three royal friends feared as King Nebuchadnezzar put them into the furnace (Daniel 3). But Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego didn't try to escape the king's command. Instead, they fully trusted on God to protect them from burning. As we read the rest of Daniel 3, Jesus showed up in their midst of their trials and save them and their skins.
If we fail the test to accomplish our goals, then we trust on ourselves and not upon God. As we looked back on 9/11/2001 tragedy, let's think back why this has occured in our land. We might understand the number 11 has specificant meaning that is related to appearance of the Antichrist, but there is another main reason of this national tragedy. We see many ugly lifestyle that people would decide to attach into their system, such as hook themselves up to fame, wealth, and power from the world. We see many porn industries are appearing on the media. We see that many young adults would decide to join with gang members. We see that many family members would decide to break the unity. These all are happening now, because we are all selfish to win our prizes, instead of trusting our Heavenly Father.
Do you like to reach for your goal? Do you want to overcome many new obstacles that are coming on your way? Do not fear. You just need to trust on God that He can walk with you to go through new obstacle courses in your life. That's why Peter said we can cast all our worries to God, because He cares for each of us (see I Peter 5:7)

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Sunday, July 9, 2006
What is Freedom for Us?
Topic: Freedom
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. (Romans 8:2 KJV)
As I think about our country history, many of us think that God has given us a great freedom in this country, but often, we don't remember the true American herritage, which it had begun a great slavery of sin. Even though we might believe that this country was established by our Christian leaders, God has been working within us to set us free from slavery of sins and death.
Even though we don't have the greatest leadership, who is willing to walk with God fully, He has been working with us to go through the problems and lead us to the freedom of righteousness in Jesus Christ. Although our true country herritage was not begun by Christian, I believe that God is still trying to call us to be out from the darkness of sin or generation curses. Having more existing churches don't really mean that we all are free, but our freedom will begin if our spirit of men begin to call upon the Spirit of God to join together to walk to the victory over the darkness.

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Sunday, July 2, 2006
Setting Your Goal
Topic: Goal
Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:2 KJV)
One of the most people may have hardest things to do is setting their personal goal above. Above? Setting their personal goal in God's Kingdom. We may have goals in our minds of what we'd like to do in near future. Often, we may fail to set our goals with God and fail to give Him the praise when He has given us the answers to our needs.
Throughout the Bible, God has shown us that His plans is greater than ours and He'd like to share His plan with each of us. In the Book of Revelation says, Jesus Christ will come back to the earth to rule over the whole earth with us for thousand years. Why? The earth was created by the work of God and had given to men to have dominion over the land. But we must have that goal as our Heaven Father has. We need to set our minds on things in Heaven.
We can set our minds on government, but our goals will not last. We can set our minds on the material possession, but it will soon become useless. We can set our beliefs in Allah, but we cannot get our communication through him. But when we'd set our hearts in God, who raised Jesus Christ from the grave, He will tell you and work with you the goal that He has planned for you to do. Why not put your earthly goal on aside and begin to set your plan with God.

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Sunday, June 18, 2006
Get Rest in Jesus Christ
Topic: Quality Time

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:28-30 KJV)

Are you tired by the end of your day? If you have a physical disability, do you sometimes feel like if God don't care about your needs? We sometimes would have a time of rejection about our goals. I know this because I've been there. But we often forget to get rest in God and make ourselves tire of following our own daily routine. We often think going to church on every Sunday is a day of rest and entertain ourselves with our Christian brothers and sisters.


God created the Sabbath Day, so we can rest in the Lord. Sabbath day doesn't have to be on a certain day of the week. Sunday is a Sabbath day for Christians, which it actually came from the Paganism that worship the sun god. There is a historical documention, which one of Catholic Popes selected Sunday as a Sabbath day for Christian, not on Saturday that was originally arrived from Genesis 2.

Fortunately, Jesus gave us another defination for Sabbath. He explains us that we can have rest in Him. Notice, He didn't say that Sunday has to be a day of rest, but if we just come into His presence, He will give us His yoke that is not heavy for us to grab on. That is why we can trust Him to go and rest in His presence at anytime or anyday of the week.

Are you tired? God is not going to let you to suffer for a long time. He is willing to give you His yoke to rest upon, if you let Him.

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