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Sunday, March 18, 2007
Revival of Prophet Jonah
Topic: Revival

But he answered and said unto them, An evil and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given to it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas: For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. (Matthew 12:39-40 KJV)

In the 312 Azusa Street Home Page says, “Los Angeles was ripe for revival in the spring of 1906! Christians throughout the city were praying for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit. The previous summer, a Holiness group hungered for a revival during their camp meeting. One of the speakers warned if they didn't ‘dig in’ God was going to pass them by and ‘raise up a people who would.’"

In the Book of Jonah, God commanded this lazy prophet to go to Nineveh to proclaim the message of hope to escape from God’s judgment on the land. Although Jonah tried to disobey his assignment, God shook his laziness tail off by taking him into the belly of whale. Even though Jonah knew God would judge the people of Nineveh, he cannot escape from God for not doing his work. If Jonah didn’t go to Nineveh, there would be no spiritual revival to save themselves from going to Hell; or understand there is God who would like to take care and love them. Of course, after several years later, people of Nineveh turned their back on God and lived sinfully; as a result, God judged their nation.

Jonah’s imprisonment in the belly of whale has been meaningful to the symbolism on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and also to the revival of our lives. Most preachers may believe that Jesus died on Good Friday evening and resurrected on Easter Sunday morning. If this is true, then Jesus lied about the prediction of His death and resurrection, and the original Passover in Exodus would become useless to the Christianity. However, we can be sure that Jesus’ Words became true as it is written on the Old Testament by reading through original historical documents and the Bible. Jesus died on that Wednesday evening at 6 pm and resurrected on that Saturday evening at 6:01 pm.

Also, the resurrection of Jesus can tell us that we have the hope to break from slavery of darkness of sins. The Bible tells us that we were once become slave to sins before we accepted Jesus Christ as our personal Savior.

We can have revival in our lives by accepting Jesus’ invitation without going to the revival convection. Revival is not about coming together with millions of people to worship our King Jesus or to renewal our spiritual energy, but to have intimate relationship with Jesus Christ personally. We cannot know Jesus more personally until we’d experience with Him by one on one.


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Sunday, March 11, 2007
The Resurrection and the Life of Christ
Topic: Jesus Christ

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25-26 KJV)

What does it mean to have Resurrection Sunday? Most Christians believe that having Easter Sunday means to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Sunday after Palm Sunday. Most of them believe that there is no different between Easter Sunday and Resurrection Sunday. However, the KJV Bible on Easter (Acts 4:12) refers as Passover and there is no other verses to contain the word “EASTER.” The other definition of the word EASTER can be found in pagan term as to worship the sun god. (Read Easter Origin at Holiday Section of MGJC Website.)

Jesus said that He is the resurrection and the life. We can have life through Him and there is no other religions can provide something greater than what Jesus has.

Jesus died and resurrected on the third day (evening) to give us hope that there is life that is everlasting. You and I can experience it with Him now without waiting for us to die and accept His invitation. We only need to believe in Him and begin to fellowship with Him everyday by reading His Word, praying, helping each and encouraging other. Some church leaders may tell us that we’d need to have more Bible reading and praying times, and giving more money to our local churches to get more blessings from God. Although there is nothing wrong with these things, God wants us to experience the resurrection and life away from our safety zones, so we can reach the outer parts of our communities. There are other people who haven’t known Jesus Christ and we are the tools to reach the lost souls into God (Matthew 28:18-20).

If you are new to the Christianity, I’d like to tell you that you can find hope of what you’re looking for, if you invite Jesus to come to your life. You can receive the Eternal Life without facing second death that would lead to Hell. Romans 5:8 says, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” You can do that in your private home just by asking Him forgiveness of your sins and invite Him to your life. It’s just simple. John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”


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Sunday, March 4, 2007
Test of Faith
Topic: Faith

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only so, but we glory in tribulations also: knowing that tribulation worketh patience; And patience, experience; and experience, hope: And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us. (Romans 5:1-5 KJV)

How many of us would have to face our daily tribulation every day? How many of us may decide to give ourselves up when our tribulations are too rough? It’s not easy to go through our day without the situations. If we think we can go though our situations without faiths, we’d let ourselves down.

The definition of faith can be found in Hebrews 11:1-3: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. For by it the elders obtained a good report. Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.” We can face our daily trials if we have faith in God—which it produces to patience, patience to experience, and experience to hope. This hope will bring joy in our lives. We cannot experience God-given joy until we experience to go through tribulations.

I understand many hardships that you would need to go through to get the joy of the Lord. Being a disabled man, it doesn’t mean that I cannot have the joy in my life. Some people would think being a disabled person means that he/she has curse from God or has demonic possession. That’s 100 percent false. Of course, some demonic activities may turn the person as not normal person, but into scary person. However, God can use a disabled man in powerful way that we cannot imagine. He would only need to do is to believe in God and trust in Him.

Jesus faced the devil when He was in the wilderness for forty days (Matthew 4; Luke 4), because He had faith and put trust in His Father. Was Jesus rejoiced after spending in the desert without the food and drink for forty days? I believe so that Jesus was relief and rejoiced over the angel’s protection with His Heavenly Father.

Whether we have disabilities either by physically, spiritually, emotionally, or mentally, we can have joy in our lives with God through Jesus Christ. This is why Jesus died on the cross and resurrected on the third day. We can receive joy through the blood of Jesus Christ.

God wants to test us, so we can face the giants to overcome into the joy of the Lord.


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Saturday, February 24, 2007
God is Our Physician
Topic: Love
Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (Psalm 103:1-5 KJV)

In Isaiah 55:8-9 says, “’For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,’ saith the LORD. ‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.’” Throughout the Bible, we see that God blessed His people and healed them from their diseases, sickness. In the New Testament, we read that we can give all of our worries to Him because God cares us and loves us.
But most of the time, we missed the opportunity to let God heals us. Instead, we would decide go to our medicine cabinets or make a doctor appointment to get ourselves well. Although there is nothing wrong about these actions for ourselves, we can just ask God to heal our sicknesses. There maybe a time when our doctors have nothing to give us to be cured. For example, there is no answer for doctors to answer to cure the cerebral palsy patient or certain type of cancer.
We have to ask God through prayer and fasting to heal our sicknesses. It’s not having enough by just taking medicines to get heal, but we need to spend quality time with our Eternal Father, because He shall supply all of our needs (see Philippians
4:19), even when we’d get sick.
One of TV evangelists said that God has failed to taking care the world. There is no way that we can approve this theology. But what we can approve is our own mistakes. We have limited thinking in our minds which we cannot comprehend into the mind of God. This is why God provided us the Bible—His every written instructions for us to understand His plan for us.
We have all experienced sicknesses in our bodies and there is no one who hasn’t say, “I’m hurt” or “I’m sick.” Even Jesus tasted His pain while He hung on the cross for our sins, yet He didn’t curse to God or to all the humanity. But when we would feel our pains, we may yell or scream for help us immediately.
God is our Physician and He can heal us. We only need to just ask Him through prayer and fasting. There is no special location to let Him to heal us.

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Saturday, February 17, 2007
Power of Strength
Topic: Failure
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. (Philippians
4:13 KJV)

Have you ever fail to accomplish tasks in your life? If you ever to incomplete your tasks to reach your destiny, you are not alone. There is no one go through the task without experiencing failure. Paul says that we all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If you are in physical situation, there is a moment that you want to quit in the midst of crisis. I have been there.
Unfortunately, we may not to choose to go to the road of failure. We all can have the power of strength to overcome any obstacle that comes to our lives. Others may tell us to quit because we don’t have energy to overcome it. That is what Satan wants us to be. But the Holy Scriptures tell us we can overcome any obstacle with the help of God. Philippians 4:13 is the key for Paul’s obstacles. We can call upon Jesus to ask for help.
There are too many churches who pray hard to God to receive some answers to their life crises without asking Him first. God may accept our immediate requests, but He will not always to give answers to what we need. We have to work on our parts to our prayer requests and then He can give us the second half to our requests.
We cannot receive the power of strength from God until we’d do our parts. Even though we may cry hard to Him for our needs to be met, He still may hold the answer to release upon us until we’d do our parts.
We need to learn how to fail and get back on track again first. God knows what we’d need before we would ask Him. But God wants us to learn from our own mistakes before we’d cry to Him.

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Sunday, February 11, 2007
Peter’s Love Test
Topic: Love
So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs. He saith to him again the second time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my sheep. He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep. (John 21:15-17 KJV)

What do you do on Valentine’s Day? If you have husband/wife or boyfriend/girlfriend, would you like to do something special with her/him? What if your partner would put you into test to show her/him that you care about him/her, what would you do?
Jesus tested Peter by asking the same question three times. Jesus tested Peter because He would like to know his character more—to see if Peter follows Him all the way. Not half way! But 100 percent guarantee to follow Jesus. We know Peter when he tried to die at the cross for Jesus, yet He did not allow him to do so. We know Peter died upside down on the cross for Jesus’ sake.
Why did Peter decide to face the death for Jesus and His other millions followers? It was not Peter loved Jesus’ miracle working hands, but His compassion of love. If Peter decides to follow Jesus because of His miraculous power, his love for Jesus would become powerless. We do the same thing sometime. We would decide to hate our people because of color, sex, religion, or other ethical background. Or we decide to break up within marriage due to our financial crisis or miscommunication within in the household. Do you love someone because of wealth, power and fame that another person has? Or do you love someone because that person loves and cares about you and other people around you? If we love our stuffs than our people, than the love of God doesn’t affect to us.
Even though Valentine’s Day doesn’t fit to the Christianity’s vocabulary, God gave us a command to love each other as Christ loves us.

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Sunday, February 4, 2007
Receiving Healing Power
Topic: Power of Disabilities

And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. (Acts 3:5 KJV)

In Acts 3, there was a cripple man at the gate of temple and begged to receive something from the people to live. Although it doesn’t tell us specific items that this beggar asked for, we understand that he needed some help to put his life back together. We’d probably know that this man was having a hard time to seek some assistance from his community. Most people, especially Pharisees, wouldn’t do something with him because he’s filthy and mess.

But not Peter as he crossed by the temple. Although Peter didn’t have money, he gave this man something greater than the gold or silver. He received Jesus Christ in his life and the power of healing. Because of Peter, this poor man became a spiritual rich from being poor. Many people may miss the opportunity to meet the beggar and became spiritual poor.

Even though we have many Christian churches in America, it doesn’t mean that we are secured spiritually. Some of mega churches may act like the rest of people in Acts 3. We understand many people go to the worldwide healing services to get healing in physically, spiritually, mentally, and financially, but their requests may not be answered. We cannot receive the healing until we know Jesus Christ and have built relationship with Him.

Peter didn’t ask Jesus to heal the man immediately (see Acts 3:6). Instead, he explained to this beggar that he didn’t money to drop in the offering plate. But Peter didn’t stop there. He had something to give to this beggar that was far greater than money—that was introducing him Jesus Christ. Then Peter lifted the beggar up to begin the healing process (v. 7).

Money doesn’t cure your illness nor going to healing services. The only way that we can receive the healing in our lives is through our personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

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Saturday, January 27, 2007
God is Able

Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen. (Ephesians 4:20-21 KJV)

Most preachers may use Ephesians 4:20 as to believe that God can give us financial blessings. But we should not use this verse to proclaim only for our financial blessings, rather than, in every part of our lives. God can give us things that we prayed for, but He can give us more than we’d ask for if we’d ask Him for things sincerely in our hearts. God can able to work with us in His plan.

God also can work with us greatly whether or not we are in physical situation. Although you may received some rejections to employ some places due to your disability, God can hire you as just as you are. Paul says in I Corinthians 1:27-29, “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: That no flesh should glory in his presence.” We don’t need some special recognition to employ at the mission field.

Pharisees misunderstood what Jesus was doing on the Sabbath Day to heal the blind man (John 9). They didn’t understand that Sabbath was made for all the people to rest upon the Lord from their hard work. Sadly, we ignore the Sabbath Day over centuries and misplace it with our schedules.

We need to rely more on God and believe that He can able to use everybody to accomplish His plan. If you are physical disabled person, you don’t need to listen to all negative things about you. I had been there and it was not much encourage to me. But God doesn’t give discouragement and let us down immediately. Even though the challenge may seem impossible to complete, God will give a lot of encouragement and stay with us until the end of the course.

Are you distress to hear all the negative things about you? Don’t let your people pull down you easily. Instead, fill your life with God’s Words that are encouraging to help you to get through obstacles in your daily life and let the Holy Spirit guides you.


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Tuesday, January 23, 2007
Making Wrong Choice
Topic: Living Life

And Esau was forty years old when he took to wife Judith the daughter of Beeri the Hittite, and Bashemath the daughter of Elon the Hittite: Which were a grief of mind unto Isaac and to Rebekah. (Genesis 26:34-35 KJV)

Living a life is all about making some choices for our own life. We all have to make decision to continue to live our lives. Even though we are made from the image of God, it doesn’t mean that He has to choose which way we should live a life. But God gave us the freewill to make some decisions for our own life.

In Genesis 1:26-30, we read that God created the man and gave him the dominion over the earth to make fruit (or character), multiply and replenish the earth, and subdue it. Even God gave assign Adam to name all the animals in the earth. This means that Adam has to make a decision to make names of each animal. Also, since God instituted the marriage between Adam and Eve, they had to make decision what kind of life that they should live for as unity. Of course, their marriage life became disaster after they decided to obey the command of serpent rather than God.

What kind of decision we’d to make for our lives? We see that many families have been broken from the unity; and decide to go their own way. Look at Esau and see how he made his parents’ hearts broken. He didn’t listen to his parents and got a wife for himself from the Hittite. Matthew Henry wrote in his Commentary of the Whole Bible, “It grieved them that he married without asking, or at least without taking, their advice and consent: see whose steps those children tread in who either contemn or contradict their parents in disposing of themselves.” We see the same mistake that Esau made in our generation.

Of course, marriage is considered as honorable act in all (Hebrews 12:4), but we changed the law of marriage that constricts from the words of God. We hear that some states of our country have been voted the gay marriage as constitutional. Or we hear that some public schools decide to wipe off the grade system.

This is not only the battle of liberty, but it’s also spiritual battle. Our country is like two sides of coin. We have Christian side and Pagan side in one nation. Even though ACLU is trying to help our country back to Christian nation, they also help to put the homosexual laws back to America. Jesus says in Luke 16:13, “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other…”

There is a bottom line in battle, so is with making a decision for ourselves. Even though there are many churches across the America, it doesn’t mean that every church leaders and members have decided to follow Jesus Christ all the way. We all have made wrong choices that don’t please God in our lifetimes. But this doesn’t mean we’d stay there either. We’d need to stand backup and be transformed by the renewing of our minds (see Romans 12:2).

Proverbs 3:5-6 says, “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.”


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Sunday, January 21, 2007
Spiritual Disability
Topic: Power of Disabilities
And Jesus said, For judgment I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind. And some of the Pharisees which were with him heard these words, and said unto him, Are we blind also? (John 9:39-40 KJV)

Many people may tell you that being a disabled person means that some parts of her or his body cannot function right. Or some people may ask disabled man that if he is normal. What is “normal” anyway? If the person doesn’t have some kind of disabilities, is it means that he’s normal? In fact, every person in the world will become disabled. One of agencies said that by 2010, there would be about thousands people will turn to 60s and become disabled.

Since we understand that we cannot prevent from becoming disability, we must understand that we all have spiritual blindness or spiritual disability. This mean that we hardly escape from darkness and see the truth of light that comes from God. But we can escape from it before we’d die. Roman
3:23 tells us that we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. Although we are made in the image of God, we were sinners—blinded from seeing the truth of God.

Read John 9:39-40. Jesus tried to set this former disabled man free from the darkness of his soul; and He may try to convict the Pharisees’ souls, too. John 3:3 says that we have to born again to see or to access the kingdom of God. We have to born in spirit to break the prison chains in the darkness of our souls. We cannot stop to being spiritual disabled without to receive your birth right from the Holy Spirit.

Although we cannot change who we are in physically, we can change our hearts into spirit-filling of our souls, spirits, and minds. In II Timothy 1:7 says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” We have the power to overcome any obstacle that blocks our way to access to our Heavenly Father’s lap. We have God who loves us unconditionally, so we love our people no matter how they look, racial background, or how religiously they are. We have the command from our Father to reach the lost souls to Him with the love of God. Also, we have the sound mind, so we can judge ourselves what is right from wrong. Before God judges us, we have the chance to look ourselves over what we’ve done wrong.

Would you like to set free from being spiritual disabled? Although you cannot set free from physical situation, you can set free from your spiritual blindness and see the light of truth. Invite Jesus Christ to your life. It’s just simple. If you are Roman Catholicism or other religion system, or maybe you addict to something, such as pornography, cigar, or anything that draw yourself away from God, you can set free from these chains by accepting Jesus Christ. You can say good-bye to Satan forever. And begin to walk to your Heavenly Father, who began to search for you to come into His lap to love and care for you.

 

Psalm 27:10 says, “When my father and my mother forsake me, then the LORD will take me up.”


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Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Test of Lust
Topic: Living Life

One day at about this time Potiphar’s wife began making eyes at Joseph, and suggested that he come and sleep with her. Joseph refused. “Look,” he told her, “my master trusts me with everything in the entire household; he himself has no more authority here than I have! He has held back nothing from me except you yourself because you are his wife. How can I do such a wicked thing as this? It would be a great sin against God.” (Genesis 39:7-9 KJV)

We all have lust something for ourselves. It could be desired to buy a new vehicle for your family, multimillion dollar of home, going to Hawaii for your summer vacation, or whatever your heart is desired, you’d want to fulfill your goal. Most of us may have learned that the word “lust” seem to be related to bad thing. It only seems to be bad thing if we would look the thing in wrong way. God wants let us to have lust to something in our lives. He didn’t make us as robots, but as mankind that could have the freedom of choices.

In Genesis 37, we see that Satan is trying to use Potipher’s wife to tempt Joseph with sexual lust. Even though God created sexual relationship between one man and one woman, it can be ugly if we’d try to us in a way of this world. The world tells you that you can have safe sex with anyone at anytime, but God says that it must be within marriage with one man and one woman. Although sex may seem to be testing us in surprising way, we must remember that we need to control our lusts by examine what the Scripture tells us.

King David failed to control his lust (II Samuel 11). Instead of going with his armies to fight against the Ammonites, David stayed at his palace and fooling around with Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife. It’s hard to control our lusts when we’d move away from the main focus. For David, he lost his focus to settle his people’s land when his flesh took over his spirit.

I believe that the most of American churches may struggle with controlling lusts. We see that many ministries may have made themselves multibillionaire rather than spreading God’s messages to the lost souls. Here at MGJC Web Ministry, this ministry’s goal is not about making this web famous and making multibillionaire, but sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ and His free gift of salvation with people like you through their home computers. This ministry doesn’t sell anything for money. Instead, it contains FREE inspirational messages and resources that people can use to educate themselves and others to know Jesus Christ and build relationship with Him personally.


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Sunday, January 14, 2007
Don’t Blame God for Anything
Topic: Power of Disabilities

Therefore said some of the Pharisees, This man is not of God, because he keepeth not the sabbath day. Others said, How can a man that is a sinner do such miracles? And there was a division among them. (John
9:16 KJV)

Have you ever complain to God for anything? Have you feel like if nobody cares about your disability or illness? Of course, we all have experienced in our life with depression. We may have decided to give up our life and mad at God or someone with our situations. If you are in physical condition, you may hear many negative things that come into your mind and decide to follow what your mind said.

Let’s look why the Pharisees decided to mad at Jesus’ work on the Sabbath Day (Saturday). They were making difficult to the situation. Remember, Pharisees were trying to obey all the laws in the first five books of the Old Testament. If we read following verses after John 9:16, we see that Pharisees were making more complicated situations to both Jesus and the man, who was blinded.

Why is that? Pharisees were trying to accuse Jesus for disobeying God’s law on Sabbath. As we read through all four gospels, they were trying to succeed to accuse Jesus by justifying God’s laws. We, too, sometimes believe that God needs our help by adding our ideas to His. This is what many today’s churches set in their minds on and it’s pretty sad.

Jesus doesn’t need our help, except what He gave us to do. He didn’t need Pharisees’ help to heal the blind man. Don’t blame God about why the cripple man heals on Saturday. Exodus 16:29 says that God gave us a Sabbath. He wants us to rest upon Him on the end of our work for the week. It means that we can energize our strengths for the following week by resting upon God’s care. If He wants to heal somebody on Saturday, there is no reason why we question to Him. We need to learn close our mouths when God decides to do something in our individual life.

If God doesn’t heal you physically, it means that He wants to begin to heal your inner being first and wants to use your physical situation in a greater way. Don’t deny yourself for not receiving physical healing. Or don’t just go to Evangelical Christian Healing Services for that, but believe and trust God in faith that He has a greater plan in your life.


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Tuesday, January 9, 2007
Battle of Jealousy
Topic: Living Life

And Jacob dwelt in the land wherein his father was a stranger, in the land of Canaan. These are the generations of Jacob. Joseph, being seventeen years old, was feeding the flock with his brethren; and the lad was with the sons of Bilhah, and with the sons of Zilpah, his father’s wives: and Joseph brought unto his father their evil report. Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, because he was the son of his old age: and he made him a coat of many colours. And when his brethren saw that their father loved him more than all his brethren, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably unto him. (Genesis 37:1-4 KJV)

Have you been compared yourself with the other people? We all may have been jealous to something or someone. Like Esau and Jacob, we sometimes to create argument with one another by just being jealous. Even though it’s an emotional stress, we have no reason to jealous about in life.

In Genesis 37, we see that Joseph’s brothers hated him because their father, Jacob (Israel), only favored his youngest son, Joseph. Israel’s pass memory still has corrupted him. He cannot let go why his father made him the second class and not to Esau. The battle begins within the family and not from the two foreign countries. Since Cain killed his brother, we have so divided up with lands. Why? We learned that the other foreign countries hated us.

Let’s look to Islamic religion for a moment. Although the word “Islam” means peace, we cannot have a peace with them until we’d surrender our Christianity heritage. They decide to fight against Christians because we are helping our brethrens, Jewish nation—Israel. Because Satan hates to see us to helping our Jewish brethrens, he is trying to use the Islamic nations to try to wipe the lands of Israel and United State from the global map.

Jealousy is a sin and it can be destroyed our relationships with our people. We cannot let God be jealous by astray from Him. The Bible says that He is a jealous God. This means that there is no room for other gods to join with Him to govern the universe.

As we read through Genesis 37, his brothers hated him even more, because Joseph blabbered his visions to them to show-off. We should try to untie with each other through the love of Jesus Christ rather than to tearing apart.


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Saturday, January 6, 2007
Who Made the Disabled Person?
Topic: Power of Disabilities
And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? (John 9:2 KJV)

In John 9, Jesus’ disciples asked a question as they passed by the street with Him and saw a blind man. Their question to Him was “…who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?” In other words, who can he blame for his disability? Is God? Is his parents? Is his ancestors?
We may know the one or two (or perhaps more) of reasons the person who come as disabled. First ones is through car accident or misusing the drugs. If the person drives his car like a wild man, there is a good chance to have either serious death or serious brain/body damage. In fact, most people who are in the rehabilitation services came from car or other physical accident. Second is through birth. For example, if the mother of unborn child miscarried her baby in her womb, there is a good chance that the baby would come out as paralyzed. One of the examples is when the mother of the child constantly smoke cigar while she has an unborn child. This cause the newborn may have breathed problem and may end with death.
As we are getting older, we, too, will become disabled permanently until we’d come to end of earthly life. Although we’d dislike to hear this, but we all will face the dead bed sometimes in our lives. God didn’t start to make us as disabled being. He doesn’t like to end of our lives. Before Adam chose to disobey God’s command, He intended let human beings to live forever. Because the sin entered into the world through Adam and Eve, God decided to let human being to live on the earth no more than 120 years. Also, God gave let Adam and Eve face their consequence to live on the earth. That’s where reducing aging process began. The Bible tells us that Adam lived his life for 950 years before his last breathe (Genesis 5:5). Then, we read in Genesis 5-11 that aging began to decreasing.
This doesn’t mean we all have limited life or disabled life because the first Adam. No! If we blame Adam for our sinful lives, then we actually blame God. We all have sinned (Romans 3:23), not because of Adam, but because it’s our mistakes and fall to sinned. Also, we cannot blame God for our physical limitation. I have physical disability since the birth, but I cannot blame God for who I am. I tried to ask myself why questions, but they don’t effect to me. I have to accept who I am. I cannot ask God to change my body right now, but believe that I can do anything through Jesus Christ, who gives me strength (cf. Philippians 4:13).
Although His disciples tried to blame for somebody on the man’s blindness, there was a greater purpose of why he has no vision. Jesus said in John 9:3-5,” Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”
Are you tired of your life? Don’t try to change who you are, but accept it. God created you and me just as He wanted, so that He can use us for greater purpose. There is no other gods who could give us life with the great plan.

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Tuesday, January 2, 2007
The Spiritual WWF
Topic: Living Life

And let us arise, and go up to Bethel ; and I will make there an altar unto God, who answered me in the day of my distress, and was with me in the way which I went. (Genesis 35:3 KJV)

Have you watched the WWF Wrestling Match? Although I’m not into WWF, everybody, include myself, have been into the spiritual wrestling match ring. We all have been dealing with problems and there is none of us have lived without issues. Even Jesus went through the wrestling match while He was on the earth.

In Genesis, we see that Jacob was having a hard time to obey God and go to see his big brother, Esau. We have learned that Esau and Jacob had problems while they were in youthful ages. Although it was not easy for Jacob to forgive his brother’s sin, God commanded him to go to Esau. God cannot give him more blessing until he would deal his problems with Esau.

In the same matter, we cannot go closer to God’s presence until we’d go into the wrestling match ring and deal with our issues. We cannot keep having victory unless we’d need to learn how to be losers and get ourselves up again.

God wants us to be victorious, not just victory. If we read later part of Genesis 35, God gave Jacob a new name— Israel . Jacob means supplanter and Israel means God strives. If we want to have greater purpose for God’s kingdom, we must go through the wrestling ring and deal with problems first. Many of us may don’t like to hear this or go through fire to shape our characters. Just as Daniel’s friends went through furnace to shape their characters, God wants us to go through our problems with trusting upon Him.


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Sunday, December 31, 2006
Ready, Set, and Go
Topic: New Year

Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain. (I Corinthians
9:24 KJV)

As we are getting come near to the brand new year, it is the time for us to make a New Year resolution. What would your New Year resolution be for the year 2007? Some of us may hear from pastors expressed that the year 2007 would be the great year. Although we don’t know the year 2007 would be great or not, we need to seek God for the direction before we would run in a race to grab the New Year resolution.

As I said before, we all are in a race to reach our goals. Apostle Paul told us that we have to run to try to obtain the prize. We have to exercise and make our bodies workout to get into the finishing line of race. This is the same method that Paul also tries to teach us as we’d mediate on God’s Word each day. We need to have continual communication with God through prayer, meditating on His Words, and fasting. Fasting doesn’t need to be related to food, but we need to stay away from something that we’d desire to have for while, such as TV, computer, radio, etc., and begin to seek on God’s face. Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, “But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Some of us may have wrong mindset of the New Year resolution. For example, some people may decide to loose weight from 280 lbs. to 150 lbs. for the next 12 months. The New Year resolution is not about self-serving, but it’s about God. Right now, there are many preachers who teach more on self-serving Christians than how we can worship God. Their definition of God’s blessing is all about earthly wealth, fame, and power. Of course, God can bless us to these earthly things, but it’s more than just receiving earthly treasure.

Genesis 1 tells us that God created all the things in this world and He blessed it. John 1 Colossians 1 tell us that if Jesus Christ didn’t create anything in this world, the earth would not be existed and we will not be alive. He cannot share His blessing with us if the earth wouldn’t exist.

Why not let us set our own new goal on aside and begin to give honor and praise God for the New Year and what would He be going to do in your life. The Year 2007 could be the best of the year in your life.


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Saturday, December 23, 2006
God is Our Emmanuel
Topic: Jesus Christ

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. (Matthew
1:23 KJV)

If we go back to Isaiah 7:14, Isaiah prophesied that there would be coming of a day when the young woman will give a birth to a special young Child, so He can be with us. Of course, Isaiah prophesied about the first coming of Jesus Christ through Virgin Mary.

We usually use this verse apply to Christmas or if we are Catholics, it refers to Virgin Mary is equal to God, which means Mary is the Queen of Heaven (cf. Jeremiah 44). Either of the terms for Matthew 1:23 doesn’t fit to the biblical standard of its meaning.

Why we refer Jesus as our Emmanuel (God with us)? Why not we just call Him our Savior or Messiah? Jesus is more than just being our Savior and Messiah. He wants a special relationship with us that would last for eternity. Let’s read what the KJV Study Bible has to say for Emmanuel: “Immanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us: This is a title describing the deity of the person of the Son of God rather than a name actually used by Him. It implies God will come to dwell among His own people, which He did in the person of Christ.” ((Thomas Nelson, Inc., King James Version Study Bible [computer file], electronic ed., Logos Library System, (Nashville: Thomas Nelson) 1997, c1988 by Liberty University.)

God wants more of us. Because there was a block between God and us, which is our sins, He decided to bring His Son, Jesus, to break the block for us to across over to our Holy Father.

Jesus died and resurrected on the third day (72 hours, not 1 ½ day as most churches would believe), so He can be with us all the time and we have the free access to Him. Although most churches celebrate Christ’s birth on the Christmas Day, we should honor and celebrate His birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection every day.

God wants to have relationship with us while we still are living on the earth and for eternity. He is our Emmanuel.


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Saturday, December 16, 2006
Why He Came By?

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 KJV)

Although some of us may don’t believe that Christmas does relate to Christ’s birth, we are mandated to lift His name everyday of the year, especially during the month of December. Jesus said, “All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

About a couple centuries before the birth of our Messiah, Isaiah prophesied that there will be a Child born to us to take over the world. His name shall be great. Although there was silent gap for almost 400 years between the last book of Old Testament and the first book of New Testament, I believe that God was still working on His plan and spoke to His individual people.

The Bible tells us God brought His Son, Jesus, to us because He wanted to demonstrate us how much He wanted more of us. Paul said in Romans 5:8, “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” If God doesn’t love us, then why Isaiah called Him Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace? Unfortunately, this was not case. He is love. God loves you and me from the very beginning before we formed in the mother’s womb.

We call Him Wonderful, because He is the great God who does wonder of His creation. We call Him Counsellor, because He knows us and we have the free access to seek His help. He is the mighty God, because He has great power to defeat Satan and save us from his mindset by His grace through Jesus Christ. He is our everlasting Father, because He created us to have relationship with us. Also, He is the Prince of Peace, because He wants to have peace and enjoy life with us.

If we celebrate Christmas to receive more gifts from our love ones, then we will miss the point of why Jesus gave up for our sins at the
Calvary almost 2000 years ago. Jesus’ death and resurrection are the most valuable gifts that He wanted to give us. Do you like to have this valuable gift that you cannot find it from any jewelry store? This is the reason why Jesus came to us.

Are you and your family members save by the grace of God through Jesus Christ? Jesus died for our sins and resurrected on the third day, so we can have life with Him for now and eternality. If you like to receive this free gift of salvation, you simply ask Him to forgive of your sins and invite Him to your life. He is all you need and there is no other gods to fulfill your inner body of your soul. This can be your joy to the world.


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Saturday, December 9, 2006
ABC Christianity
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16 KJV)
Every Christmas time, we sing one of popular Christmas carols, Joy to the World. We sing like this:
1. Joy to the world! the Lord is come; Let earth receive her King. Let ev’ry heart prepare Him room, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n and nature sing, And heav’n and heav’n and nature sing.
2. Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns; Let men their songs employ; While fields and floods, rocks, hills, and plains Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat the sounding joy, Repeat, repeat the sounding joy.
3. No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found, Far as the curse is found, Far as, far as the curse is found.
4. He rules the world with truth and grace, And makes the nations prove The glories of His righteousness, And wonders of His love, And wonders of His love, And wonders, and wonders of His love. (Joyful Noise Music Company, Logos Hymnal, (Fort Worth, TX: Joyful Noise Music Company) 1994.)
If you like Christmas season, why do you think we like to sing this hymn. The rest of the world may sing this song because the time is right to celebrate the holiday season. But that is not the reason we sing it. Even though Christmas didn’t originate from the first Christianity era, we sing Joy to the World to remind why our Almighty God brought His Son, Jesus, to the world to let Him face the penalty of death for our sins.
John 3:16 tells us that God loved His creation so much, that He doesn’t like to destroy what He created; so, He brought His Son to the corrupted world to save the lost souls from going to eternal Hell. Jesus died for the only people who accepted the free gift of salvation that He offered to them. Most preachers may tell you that Jesus died for everyone’s sins, but that is not in case here and that was not in case at the Calvary. If Jesus died for everyone, why we see many of us still are living in old sinful nature. We see some people may decide to have sex before marriage or go to the abortion client to kill unborn child from the mother’s womb. If that was in case, Jesus didn’t die for everybody.
Jesus told His disciples that He didn’t come to the world to make a peace treaty, but a sword (Matthew 10:34). He came to make separation between sheep and goat or true believers and unbelievers. Also, He came to the world to separate the family unity. If one of family members believes in Him and the rest of them not, He only takes the one person to Heaven and the rest of them fall into Hell.
Are you and your family members save by the grace of God through Jesus Christ? Jesus died for our sins and resurrected on the third day, so we can have life with Him for now and eternality. If you like to receive this free gift of salvation, you simply ask Him to forgive of your sins and invite Him to your life. He is all you need and there is no other gods to fulfill your inner body of your soul. This can be your joy to the world.

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Sunday, December 3, 2006
Gift from God
Topic: Jesus Christ

And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. (Luke 1:30-33 KJV)

What you would want for Christmas this year? Is it car? Is it $1,000,000? If either of item that you would want for Christmas, then you may need to re-exam your heart and check with God before you wish it. Christmas season is not about making a long wish list for Santa to purchase for you, but it’s about giving hope and encouragement to others around you. Even though this holiday was originally arrived from the pagan religion, it’s a good opportunity for Christians to share the message and love of Jesus Christ.

Even Mary received a favor from God that she’s going to birth a Son, He wants to give you a gift—a gift that has a purpose to reach the lost souls and let them to chance to receive the hope that the world cannot give them. The world may give them some cashes to live, but God will give them eternal bread that they never hunger or thirst to live. The world may them medicine that they can have healthy life for while, but God will give them healing for your body and soul that would last forever. The world may tell you to make idol and serve it to have eternal life, but you will not hear any spoken words that comes out from the statue you made.

John 3:16 tells us the reason why God sent His Son to this world was because 1) He loves us and 2) we may receive eternal life with Him. God does not want anyone to go to Hell and suffer forever, but some of us may choose to go there. I’m not talking about unbelievers, but some Christian brothers and sisters, even pastors, may choose the wide gate and would end up in the lake of fire. It’s very sad ending of their lives.

Unfortunately, God would like to give you another chance to accept His gift. The real question is: What are you going to do about it? If you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, then you are guaranteed to be with Him forever. If not, you are loosing the most valuable gift for eternality. Receiving a gift from God is not like Christmas gift that you receive from Santa Clause. His gift cannot be replaced with other things. Jesus said that we cannot serve God and mammon (Matthew 6:24). Choose one. This is same thing with gift from God or from Santa Clause (world’s god).


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