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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Facing the Giant
Topic: Living Life

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. (Ephesians 6:10 KJV)

 

How many of us have giants in our lives? Giants can be anything that would try to block us to reaching the goals. We all have problems in our lives. There is no one who doesn’t have some kinds of life issues. Our life problems can be either big or small. Even Jesus faced the giant while He was living in this earth. Yet, He was able to conquer the problems in His life.

 

I understand that some people may think living a life is the ticket to the Heaven. Even though there is a truth to this; yet, it’s still further away from the truth. There is no guarantee that just living a life will have the ticket to Heaven. Just committed to the religious ritual and tradition don’t make us to have the key to Heaven. We need to establish our personal relationship with Jesus Christ, while we are living in this world, and to do His will. It’s very sad some people think that if they’d do many good deeds would make them to enter the kingdom of God.

 

I love what Jeremiah 1:5 says, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations.” This verse is talking about God’s relationship with us. Before we were born, God wanted us to be somebody that would represent Him. We all have called by God to be His representatives. I don’t care if you were born from the disability or not. Yet, we have choice who we want to serve—Satan or God. There is no third choice. If you’d think that Virgin Mother Mary can help you, think again. Even she received a favor from God, it didn’t mean that she became a mother of God eternally.

 

We can conquer our problems with the help from God. He is your and my shepherd (Psalms 23:1) who supplies all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19). We can count on Him if we’d do our parts.

 

God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God. If you’d need further assistance, you can email me at mgjcwebminstries@mgjcweb.org or visit my ministries website at www.mgjcweb.org for further resources.


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Sunday, June 16, 2013
Where was Your Beginning?
Topic: Living Life

Where was Your Beginning?

 

Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. (Jeremiah 1:5 KJV)

 

I’d like to bring up with the beginning of our lives. We all have beginning points to our life journey. In Genesis 1, we read how this world began and how we were formed. Unfortunately, there are some scientists believe that we were formed from apes (evolution theory). Or they believe that the universal began by big explosion or Big Bang Theory.

 

We all have beginnings. Even though we came from our mothers’ wombs, God formed us before the mothers would conceive their children. Before we were born, God has planned for our future. We might not hear from the pulpit about God’s plans for our future, because it’s all about our own wills. Hebrews 11:40 says, “God having provided some better thing for us, that they without us should not be made perfect.”

 

Because we all have sinned against God (Romans 3:23), we have forgotten our first love with God. Nowadays, we see many unborn children are dying every minute because we have run away from God and decided what we want to do. Since we let open the door for the other religion systems would enter into our homeland, we began to spend more time with the other gods. Even though we don’t have any wooden image of idols, we worship our material possessions. It is sad that we let the parents do the abortion process to murder their own babies. We do not have the right to kill any unborn child in any circumstance. President or judge doesn’t have the right to endorse this unlawful procedure. But we continue to see and hear that our politicians would keep endorsing the unlawful legislations, such as LGBT Rights, homosexual marriage, abortion, taking the prayer away from the public arena, replace the Christianity with the other religions, and more. Most televangelists don’t preach the gospel from the Bible anymore, because it’s all about me, myself, and I. What I can do to receive the blessing (money) from God?

 

Where is your first love with God? God can bless you, but according to His will. In Isaiah 58:8-9 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.” We need to establish our relationship with Him. Do you want new beginning? Are you exhausted of being someone that you don’t want to be?

 

Do you want transform your life to spend eternality with Jesus Christ? God planned to send His Son, Jesus Christ, to us to pay our sins, so we can have free access to God and develop personal relationship with Him. Would you like to have personal relationship with God? If you’d like to know Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to do two simple things. First, confess your sins and invite Jesus Christ to your life. Paul said in Romans 10:9-11, “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” There is no sinner prayer formula. Instead, you just talk to God at where you are now. Secondly, I’d like to encourage you to find a good solid biblical teaching church and Christian friends. They can help you to build strong relationship with God.


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Sunday, February 3, 2013
What is the Purpose of Life?
Topic: Living Life

With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation. (Psalm 91:16 KJV)

 

For all our days are passed away in thy wrath: we spend our years as a tale that is told. The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (Psalm 90:9-10 KJV)

 

Have you wondered what the purpose of your life here is on earth? Most of us may know that God created us to enjoy our lives here on earth. But the ultimate reason why God created us is that He’d like to have relationship with each of us. It is sad that the most people may don’t think about God.

 

Currently, we are living in this world to satisfy ourselves rather than God. For example, some Christian leaders would like to try to climb the ladder of leadership positions through receiving approval from the people rather than God (and then people). I don’t think there is any higher church leadership position than the fivefold ministry that God gave each of us (Ephesians 4:11). Being apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor and teacher don’t mean one leadership position higher than the other four, but he/she may have more responsibilities to take care of his/her flocks. Even non-bible college persons can minister to the others about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and heal the sick.

 

Living a life doesn’t mean that we have the right to murder someone, especially unborn children, to please ourselves. I know some of you may disagree on this. Of all US Presidents, Barak Obama is the worse president to lead the nation. This doesn’t mean former presidents were not worst leaders. Since he took the office in 2009, President Obama decided to vote/sign to legalize abortion, LGBT rights, remove Christian symbols from the university auditorium, and refused to participate the National Day of Prayer. Just named few. God wants everybody, even unborn children, to have life before He'd take us to eternal home. If the mother would decide to abort her unborn child, she'd be considered as a murder and deserve to face her death bed through Capitol punishment. That was then. But now, the people legalized for the women to go through abortion to try to satisfy their lives. It is sad that our current president favored the abortion process. Anybody cannot judge the unborn child to have life or not, not even President and Supreme Court, except God. Only God has the right for the unborn child to have life on earth or Heaven.

 

The purpose of living a life is living a life for God rather than for someone else.


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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Turn Our Hearts to God
Topic: Living Life

And thou shalt have joy and gladness; and many shall rejoice at his birth. For he shall be great in the sight of the Lord, and shall drink neither wine nor strong drink; and he shall be filled with the Holy Ghost, even from his mother's womb. And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God. (Luke 1:14-16 KJV)

Jesus didn’t come to the earth to just save us from the darkness, but to have relationship with us. In Luke 1:14 says that many shall rejoice at His birth. Of course, this verse has to do with John the Baptist. He was the forerunner for Jesus Christ. His job description was to prepare a way for Jesus would come to save His people, including us.

Many Christian churches have slowly departed from the faith today. We often translate that having a revival meeting is for sinners to repent. Even though this is a part of it, revival means to restoration or reenergize. We, as the body of Christ, need to refresh our spirits with God, so we can do the work of God. We can reach to the lost souls and bring them to Jesus Christ.

Verse 15 says that John will be filled with the Holy Spirit. I know that some churches don’t believe in Trinity—God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit has the ability to bring us to remember what God told us. He was in Genesis 1. John 14:26 says, “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.” John the Baptist was the last prophet before Jesus would take over his job. Many of the people of Israel shall turn to God, because the revival was breaking out to restore the children of God.

When was the last time your church had a revival? If your church’s revival meeting would be for saving the lost souls, it will not be your church to reestablish your relationship with Jesus Christ.


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Sunday, July 5, 2009
Flesh vs. Spirit
Topic: Living Life

A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. (Ezekiel 36:26-27 KJV)

Today, I’d like to share with you on what God has been showing me lately. I believe that we are the last generation of the Book of Acts and Book of Revelation that will be fulfilled in our lifetimes.

The Book of Acts has never been finished because it’s ongoing process, even to this day. As we see in our society, the churches have been growing since the time of Jesus. However, there are many warfare going on within churches. And we are beginning to see some pastors expose to the world. Even though TBN and CBN are the most popular Christian Networks in America, some churches have been reported to the news media on their business tax deductions, such as Kenneth Copland and Joyce Meyer. Pastor Joel Osteen exposed his true identity of his ministry through CNN King Larry Live in June 2005. According to his interview, Pastor Joel Osteen doesn’t believe the doctrine of sin, divine judgment, hell, and false teachings. In fact, he believes that there are many ways to Heaven, just as Dr. Billy Graham told on nationwide while he was on Larry King Lives.

We need to be right with God. We cannot be double minded to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our current president is beginning to expose to the world as he’s heading to the development of the New World Order Plan. If the U.S. and the rest of the world would sign the microchip treaty by 2017, it would be ready for the Antichrist would come to the scene. But, those who are truly born-again Christian, we would be gone to be with our Heavenly Father before the appearance of Antichrist.

Are you ready for Jesus’ return? If not, I’d like to encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Savior today.


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Sunday, May 24, 2009
A Better Day Ahead
Topic: Living Life

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you, Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (I Peter 1:3-5 KJV)

Today, I’d like to bring a subject on hope. This hope is not a verb, but noun. Today, we see there is many things appear to be going wrong. We are beginning to see our country is beginning to go on a wrong direction of American life. We see that many people decided to destroy the tradition marriage by adding the same-sex marriage into the constitution. We see that the American president is trying to take all sides to make everybody happy. We see that many unborn children are dying without seeing the light of the world. Is there hope from all these issues?

The world gives us the peace that is lasted for while. But there is a peace that is everlasting. Jesus says in John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.” We can have peace in money, but it doesn’t satisfy to our spirits need. We can have idols in our houses, but they will not speak to us. We can take the Mark of Beast in our right hands or foreheads, but that will lead us to hell. We are getting closer when our economic system can go into the human skins. This is what we called the One World Economy, which is the part of the New World Order that our presidents announced over the years.

But we do not have to join with the Antichrist and his system. His system is not new. We have to understand that we are in spiritual battleground. We have to make stand what we believe for. We can have hope that we can win the battle with Jesus Christ on our sides against the darkness; or we can loose the battle and give the victory to Satan.

We need to pray for our nation to return to the ONE NATION UNDER GOD. I don’t mean to any god, but God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

If you are new to the Christianity, I’d like to encourage you to take a look through some books and do the research on Christianity and faith. If you’d like to accept Jesus Christ as you personal Savior, I’d like to encourage you to confess your sins by asking Him for forgiveness and invite Him to your life.


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Sunday, August 3, 2008
The Way of Following Jesus
Topic: Living Life
And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me. (Mark 1:34 KJV)

Who do you like to follow to live a life? This is the easy question, but maybe the hardest to answer. Most of us in childhood, we can have dream of anything we want. Children may want to be themselves as pop stars, doctors, mommies, and daddies. But as they’d grow older, they begin to narrow their dreams. Paul said in I Corinthians 13:11, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.”



But there is the one of important question to answer yourselves: Whom do you like to follow for the rest of eternality? We may not hear this question from the televangelists or pulpits. But this is the most important question for us to answer ourselves. Are we going to follow Jesus Christ as our Lord and King or reject Him and loose our eternal life insurance? We must understand when we are on the judgment seat, God is not going to ask us about how much of money we made or how many people we led to Him, but what did we do with the gift of salvation that He gave us.

It is sad that we do not hear the message on SALVATION as often. Today, we may hear the sermons on Christian living value, financial success, end time, but no salvation message. We need the salvation message more than ever. So we can share the Gospel message to the other people. That’s all Gospel about.

We must deny ourselves to Jesus Christ. This means that we must live as Jesus lived and follow His words. Do we know why the world hated Christians in early Church era, but love them more today? We are not radical for Jesus enough than as in the early church era. Today, the world loves Christians so much because many church leaders bring messages on what they want to hear. This is why some preachers are popular today, such as TD Jakes, Joyce Meyer, Pat Robertson, Joel Osteen, Kenneth Copeland, and Benny Hinn.

We cannot please both God and the world. We must pick which side we are on. Jesus said that in order to follow Him by denying ourselves and follow Him. Even though this is not a popular message today, we just cannot tell God to save us without denying ourselves first.

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Sunday, June 8, 2008
Two Ways to Live a Life (Part II)
Topic: Living Life

For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows. (Matthew 24:7-8 KJV)

I believe we are in the last generation before Jesus’ return on the earth to establish His kingdom. As we see in today’s news, our nation is beginning to taste another depression era due to economic crisis on the prices of gas and food. CNN reported that we are getting ready to reach $6/gallon on gas. In political area, many state leaders are arguing about to legalize the homosexual rights. In addition, we are getting ready to vote our 44th president between McCain (R) and Obama (D); and many people have created problems between of these two candidates.

What have we gone wrong? Why many of us have a hard time to live in our country? As we see today, we cannot live comfortably with our people. Instead, we’d need to create some issues out of it. We have forgotten the right standard to live a life for eternal purpose. Nowadays, many churches are separated from the unity and created some denominational churches. Again, to have denominational churches mean to create other religious groups within the Christianity, such as Mormonism, Baptist, Pentecostal, Evangelical, and United Methodist.

 

To live for God, we don’t need denominationalism in our vocabulary. Instead, we need a house where we can come together, in unity, to worship God through His Son, Jesus Christ.


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Saturday, April 26, 2008
Two Ways to Live a Life (Part I)
Topic: Living Life

Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night. And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.

The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away. Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish. (Psalm 1:1-6 KJV)

 

We are living in two different world societies. One society where we are trying to live according to God’s standard and another is the world way or Satan’s standard. The United States is mixed cultural society. Most today’s Christians believe that we are the Christian nation because:

1) our founding fathers were Christians

2) we have built many churches across the U.S.

3) we are supporting the land of Israel

4) many believers proclaim that our governmental system was originated from the Word of God.


These or more points may seem to be true. Yet, we have other sides of what this country is standing for. You may have noticed our country has many religions, too. We have people from the Roman Catholicism, Moslem, Judaism, Mormonism, and many Christian denominationalisms. Being in Christian denominational church is also a type of religion, too. Paul pointed out that there is no separation within the church of Jesus Christ (see I Corinthians 3).


We have arrived far where we cannot let our students pray and read their Bibles in campus or many unborn children are dying without breath their first breathes. We have the lost our hunger for the Word of God that we let these problems become our legal rights. Few weeks ago, our President George W. Bush invited Pope Benedict XVI into the White House. Now, this tells many things about our president, which many America citizens believe that he’s is a Born-Again Christian. I question about his faith—whether he is truly born-again in Jesus Christ or just pretending being a Christian President. Not only our president endorsed this Catholic pope as a world Christian leader, but Pastors Jack Van Imp, Pat Robertson, Paul and Jan Crouch (just named few). If you have studied the Roman Catholicism, there are many contradiction beliefs between their religion system and the Holy Bible. For example, their worship to Virgin Mary came from Jeremiah 44, where the children of Israel worshipped to the Queen of Heaven, one of Babylonian gods.


Even though we cannot wipe off the sinful system of this nation, we have a chance to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ with our loved ones and people around us. It is up to us do the works that God gave us (Matthew 28:18-20).

 


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Saturday, April 12, 2008
How to be Wise Man
Topic: Living Life

A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels: To understand a proverb, and the interpretation; the words of the wise, and their dark sayings. The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. (Proverbs 1:5-7 KJV)

The Book of Proverbs was written by a foolish man who turned against God and learned hard way to live for Him. We know this man as King Solomon. King Solomon began his life by following God’s advice. We understand that God choose Solomon to build His temple rather than his father, David. In I Kings 3, Solomon didn’t ask God for the worldly power, but he asked for wisdom. As a result, God gave him more than what he asked for.

 

“And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.” (I King 3:11-13.)

 

The word fear in Proverbs 1:7 means reverend or respect. To be wise men, we need to learn how to respect one another. Even though Jesus is considered as our Savior and Friend, we also need to respect Him as our Lord and King. Jesus has the authority to judge us or save us when we stand up at the Judgment.

Even though King Solomon sinned against God, he came to realization of his sins and reunited with Him. That is wise decision King Solomon had done for his God and his people.


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Sunday, April 6, 2008
Behind the Scene
Topic: Living Life

But he that is an hireling, and not the shepherd, whose own the sheep are not, seeth the wolf coming, and leaveth the sheep, and fleeth: and the wolf catcheth them, and scattereth the sheep. The hireling fleeth, because he is an hireling, and careth not for the sheep. (John 10:12-13 KJV)

In this new series on the Two-Side of Living, we will look whether this nation was founded by the Word of God. Many Christians believe that this country was founded by the Christianity. But we also need to find ourselves why we are facing many national tragedies in our society. It seems that God is trying to wake this nation up to realize that we are sinning against Him and bring us back to Himself.

Since the September 11, 2001, our country has been filled with tragedies. There are many false teachers are coming out from the closets. We also see that homosexual people are beginning to come out from their secret places. A democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, is trying to provide more support on homosexual rights. If this nation was founded by Christian leaders, why she is supporting the thing that is against God? When our President Bush (Jr.) had a State Union Address event in 2001, he invited one of Satanist Rock Stars into White House.

Even though our country has many churches, it doesn’t mean that we truly are Christian nation. As I said, we need to make a boundary line between the world and God. Which side you are on?

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Sunday, February 3, 2008
Sing Unto the Lord
Topic: Living Life

Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness. (Psalm 30:4 KJV)

When you are distressed, what would you like to do to release your distress? There are several ways to release the distress of our lives and the most of them are negative. The world teaches us having drink or listen to the feeling music (such as hip-pop, rock, jazz, soul, etc.) is the way of escape from distress. The world method of releasing distress may last for while, but it doesn’t satisfy our spirits.


Jesus said that let not our hearts be troubled (John 14:1). He wants us to be calmed down as we are living in this world. I understand that this world is corrupted by sins and it is not easy for us to have peace in our lives.

 

Singing a song to the Lord is another way to get relaxes our souls, but we also connect to our Heavenly Father. David sang a song to the Lord because he had a relationship with Him. Having a relationship with God is the key to releasing distress in our lives. Paul said in Philippians 4:6, “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” And Peter also said, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (I Peter 5:7).”


Why not start your day with praising the Lord with the spiritual song. Crank the worship music up and begin to remember what God has done in your life.


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Sunday, January 20, 2008
Which Fruit are You Representing?
Topic: Living Life

Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. (Galatians 5:19-25 KJV)

Which fruit are you? Are you a bad or good fruit? There is one of two types of fruit of character in each of us and it is up to us to pick which ones. One type of fruits is represented the world and another is represented God.


As Psalm 1 says that there are two ways to live a life, we have two choices of which way to live rest of our lives and beyond. In Galatians 5:19-25, Paul listed 25 fruit of characters under two categories—17 fruits of the flesh and 9 fruits of the Holy Spirit. Why did Paul name only nine fruits of the Holy Spirit than of the flesh? Does this mean that we all are going to Hell? No! Does this mean that Satan is powerful than God? No! The number of fruits of the Holy Spirit that Paul named doesn’t matter, except how we use it wisely.


Let’s begin with the fruits of flesh (Galatians 5:19-21). The fruits of flesh are the most popular we see and hear about today’s news. Some churches are following in this kind of fruit of character. There are some homosexual preachers who lead God’s people into the judgment of God and lead them into Hell. There are some prosperity preachers who lead God’s people how they become rich quicker. In fact, there is some Christian teen bible versions that teach the people can have sex outside the marriage are okay.


We are on the last day before Jesus would return within 10, 50, 100, or 1000 years from now. We are closer to the last day than before. Look in our entertainment industries and see what children are learning. They are learning witchcraft, violent, sex, adult language, and fantasy. Today’s adults are becoming more active in night outings, night clubs, and joining gangsters. As we see, we are in the day of Sodom and Gomorrah .


Paul said in II Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” God has not given us the spirit of flesh that pleases the world. He has given us the Holy Spirit that we can produce the love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance in us.

 

Even though this world will vanish away, the Words of God will last forever (I John 2:17). We can have $1,000,000 home in our lifetime, but we cannot take it with us when we would die. For eternity, we either can go to be with God and bless with eternal treasure or to be with Satan and be miserable forever.

Do you know who you are in Jesus Christ? Do you have personal relationship with Him? If not, it is not too late to establish your personal relationship with Him. God doesn’t want to punish us and send us to Hell. But He wants us to take us His Home and be with us forever. If you want Jesus Christ, please consider to invite Him into your life.

 


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Saturday, January 12, 2008
Who Are You in Christ?
Topic: Living Life

But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. (John 1:12-13 KJV)

Many religious people asked themselves these questions: 1) Where did I come from? 2) How did I arrive here? and 3) Where do I belong? These or more questions are the most people are looking for answers to their lives.


Let me ask a question. Do you know who you are? If you are a child of Satan, your life will become short. There is no life value if you are a child of this world or Satan. Many people in Hollywood have become famous to the world, but there is no eternal life value behind the worldly fame. First John 1:15-16 says, “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.”

 

But if you are a child of God, there is eternal value to your life. Apostle Paul says in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Jesus said that there will be few people enter to eternal life (see Matthew 7:13-14). We already know that we are living on the last generation before the second coming of Jesus Christ. And it is not easy for us to live in this world for Christ. But if we are standing strong to live for Him, there is no fear when the devils would attack us and make us to worship him.


Receiving the gift of salvation is like the citizenship card. But there will be no effect to us if we hold the gift. We have to use our gifts to activate effectively. If you want to be a child of God, then you begin to exercise with those gifts that God gave you.


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Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Responding to Challenges
Topic: Living Life
Then said his wife unto him, Dost thou still retain thine integrity? curse God, and die. (Job 2:9 KJV) What if your partner would give a suggestion to release all your stresses, would you do it? What if your partner suggestion to curse God to release all your problems, would you do it? Living an earthly life is not easy and sometime we decide to blame someone for our own problems. I’ve been guilty of doing this when the problem would occur in my life. As Job’s wife, I’d want to blame God for my problem. It’s not easy for us when the problems would come reality. Look at Job. When Satan attacked his properties and people, Job struggled to resolve all of his issues. When his wife tried to help him, she suggested him to curse God and die. That was negative responding to assist her husband’s problem. Job’s respond to his wife suggestion was, "But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips." (Job 2:10.) Even when all his friends’ were not help him, Job didn’t angry to God. Jesus did the same thing, when He was tempted by Satan in the wilderness for forty days (Matthew 4:1-11). What will your respond be when the tragedy would hit you? In 1 Peter 5:7 tells us, "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." God can help us to go through our problems if we let them go. In fact, Paul says, "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:6-7.) We need to learn how to be patient to solve our own problems by trusting God. We have the power to go through the life challenges. That is prayer—communication between God and us. Read the Acts to see how Peter set free from the prison when he prayed to God. Read the life of Daniel, when he was in the lion den and set free through the power of prayer. We all face obstacles in daily basis. However, we cannot solve our problems without God’s resources. We cannot blame God for our problems unless we’d seek His face to face our obstacles.

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Sunday, July 29, 2007
Test of Wilderness I
Topic: Living Life

Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (Matthhew 4:1-3 KJV)

Have you been to desert? If you went to desert, such as Africa or Egypt, how did you deal with heat? Eventually, most northern equator of people wouldn’t decide to go down there due to heat. According to the National Weather Center, about over the last decades, some parts of the United States faced some extreme heat waves that went up to almost to 120 degree and many citizens have died. Although some of us may believe this tragedy could relate to the Bible Prophecy, what if we decide to go down to the desert place and live there for 40 nights and days.

Before Jesus entered to His ministry, He faced the most difficult life challenge in His life. He went out to the desert for 40 nights and days without food and drink. In addition, Satan visited Him to try to test Jesus’ ability to worship him (Matthew 4:9). “And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread (Matthew 4:3).”

One of Satan want from us is to worship him. There are many other religions in the world that people created to worship Satan, such as Catholicism, Mormonism, Jehovah Witness, Free Manson, Satanism, and many other world religions. Epistle James 1:26-27 says, “If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain. Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.” There are many Christians, who believe that catholic is our sister of Christian church. This theology is the myth and it hinders us from worshipping God. The Bible says clear that there is only one true God between Him and men, the man Christ Jesus (I Timothy 2:5). Virgin Mary is not the Mother of the Church, but the servant of God. She didn’t receive the divine power that could domain over the Kingdom of Heaven, but she did receive the highest calling from God to raise His Son, Jesus, up to gather His people.

While Jesus was in the hot desert, the only Satan gave Him was the power to defeat him. Every time Jesus quoted the Old Testament or Mosaic Scriptures when Satan tried to attempt Him. Hebrews 4:12 says, “For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Also, Jesus trusted His Father to walk with Him through hot desert without food and drink.

We are not alone to deal with our own problems. Most people may give up their problems if they’d only trust upon themselves. Jesus told His disciples that He will bring the Holy Ghost upon them when He’d ascend Himself to the Heaven. The job description of the Holy Ghost can be found in John 14:26: “But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”


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Sunday, July 15, 2007
War Between God and Satan
Topic: Living Life

Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them. And the LORD said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the LORD, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the LORD said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil? (Job 1:6-8 KJV)

Have you wondered why your life seems to be difficult? Or you can hardly find solution to your own problem. As I mentioned in previous weekly messages, we all have to face many obstacles in our daily lives. There are some reasons why we have many problems as we are living in this planet—both physically and spiritually.

As we studied, we have many problems in our lives because of our sins. Paul says in Romans 3:23, "For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God…" Again in Romans 3:10-11, "As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God." There is no one, who came to this world as righteousness before God, except Jesus Christ. The Bible says that before we came to Jesus Christ, we were His enemies.

We also must understand that when we’d decide to come to acknowledge Jesus Christ as our own personal Savior, there is a war going on within our hearts and minds—between God and Satan. We must understand that Satan wants to destroy our lives (see John 10:10a). Job didn’t begin to have life crisis until Satan showed up and argued with God. It was not God’s false to bring life tragedy into Job’s life, but Satan.

Some Christian televangelists now proclaim that it was God’s false to create the humanity with problems. This is none sense, however. If He create us, then why the Bible says that everything He created is good?

There is no reason why we should blame at God for our problems. Although God can avoid Satan to attack on Job’s life, He let him go to see how foolish he was. Throughout 42 chapters of the Book of Job, Job didn’t curse to God or didn’t give his life to Satan. Even though, we may feel that our problems are winning over us, we must not give our hopes down. In Hebrews 12:1-2 say, "Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God."


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Sunday, July 1, 2007
Who Am I to be In the Battlefield?
Topic: Living Life

And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? (Exodus 3:11 KJV)

Have you ask yourself with this question: Who am I? Most people may ask themselves this question when they’d face difficulties. Even Moses asks God with this question: Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh?

In Exodus 3, we see that God wanted to use Moses to take His people out from the land of Egypt. They were in bondage by the Egyptians, which the new king who didn’t know about Joseph and the tribes of Israel. This King Pharaoh gave the people of Israel several hard labors to build his kingdom. Even though Moses was with King Pharaoh throughout his childhood, he recognized that he didn’t born naturally from Egypt, and he realized that his people were in trouble. Then, as he ran away from Egypt and wandering around in the wilderness, God called him to set His people free from the Egyptians.

But Moses was trying to get out of God plan by asking Him some questions. “And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt? …Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?” (Exodus 3:11, 13.) Even though Moses was trying to escape from the assignment, God wanted to use him as His prophet and trying to comfort him, as he’d do this difficult assignment.

How many times when we would try to escape from difficulty assignments? We sometimes like to do this. We sometime don’t feel like to face our battles as Moses did. But if we’d decide to face our battles, then we’d not get the victory. We would decide to give our tasks with based on our emotions rather than trusting on God.

When God called Moses out to the battlefield, He pushed him out without empty hands. Instead, He provided some resources to accomplish this difficult assignment. “And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen that which is done to you in Egypt: And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land flowing with milk and honey. And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us go, we beseech thee, three days’ journey into the wilderness, that we may sacrifice to the LORD our God.” (Exodus 3:14-18 KJV.) God gave him the confidence that he needs to face the battle, and promise that He will bring His people out.

God is a God who provides you some resources before you’d face the today’s problem.


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Sunday, May 27, 2007
Birth of Two Nations
Topic: Living Life

And the LORD said unto her, Two nations are in thy womb, and two manner of people shall be separated from thy bowels; and the one people shall be stronger than the other people; and the elder shall serve the younger. (Genesis 25:23 KJV)

Starting war doesn’t begin by itself, but it begins in the family’s household. As God told Isaac that there will be twins who would represent two nations, there are several family members who are breaking from the unity. Just as Cain hated his brother, Able, people would become more breaking apart from the unity and decide to fight against each other.

We see that Satan is trying to use the Islamic nations (such as Iraq ) to destroy the land of Israel (Jacob), where God set it as center of the world. If Israel is in trouble, then the rest of the world is involved with war.

Fight begins with jealous from each other. If we study Genesis 4 and 25, we can find common dominator of why today’s world is in tragedy situation. In Genesis 4, when Cain and Abel offered the sacrifice offering to God, God accepted only Abel’s gift. If we close to study Genesis 25, Isaac blessed Jacob, instead of Esau. Cain and Esau became jealous because their brothers had been accepted and not on theirs. This is the greatest sin, which the world hasn’t wakened from.

Nowadays, we see that many family members would decide to go onto television to try to resolve their issues while the billion of people are watching it on the TV. Even though it is embarrassed situation, God hates their way to escape from the problem. God didn’t told Isaac that there will be twin and one of them would become a greater leader, not because he has to favor Esau, but as a warning. As a result, both Isaac and Rebekah failed to teach their sons to be harmony each other; and it affected to their next generation and generations to come.

To avoid competition each other, we should:

  • listen to each other
  • obey God’s voice
  • take a risk to follow the other people’s options
  • love and care for each other

Lastly, God will begin to judge people who are in His churches first when He will return to the world to establish His government with us.


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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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