Is Your Giving A Burden Or A Blessing

Yes, I Know What It Means To Give …

 

Even when I was a young believer, I know about “Giving”. I experience the Joy of giving to the Lord. No one taught me about “Giving”. No one sat down and did a Bible Study with me about “Giving”. I believe the Holy Spirit taught me … “Freely, freely received ,,, freely, freely give”.

In 1972, God led me to sign a six years contract with the RSAF (Republic of Singapore Airforce) as a Technician – This will be another story for another day.

In the Singapore Airforce, I was introduced to a Christian Organization called the “Navigators”. It was with the “Navigators” that I grew in my Christian faith. I learn how to read and study the Bible. I learn to pray and witness for the Lord. God was shaping me for His purpose for my Life.

Through the “Navigators”, God taught me about having a “World Vision” and about the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28: 19,20.

During the 70’s, the major themes were “Making Disciples”, “The Great Commission”, “World Vision”. These themes are still very much in my mind and in my heart. I am called to be a Catalyst in the “Marketplace Transformation” Movement of the Holy Spirit.

During those days, Singapore Navigators were sending out missionaries into all the World. Into Japan, into Taiwan, into Indonesia, into India, into China …  I was giving to many of these missionaries as senders.

 

I Learn To Give With the “Little” I have

As a Technician, I don’t earn a great deal of money.
I remember receiving my first pay of S$90. I brought this S$90 before the Lord. I prayed “Lord, how much do You want me to Keep?” The Lord impressed upon me a certain amount and the rest were given away.

I lived a frugal life so that I could give more to the Lord and to His Mission.
I chose to stay in Camp instead of going back home … this is for ministry and also to save money. I saved the travelling expenses. I saved the food expenses – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, I ate in the “Cook House”. Hardly did I spent money on myself because I was in the Air-Base most of the time.

I had given 80% – 90% of my pay to support missionaries during those time. I just lived on 10%. I used to keep a note book to record my monthly “Giving”. (Wish I had kept it … for rememberance) I found much inner Joy and Peace in Giving. I experienced what the Bible says “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

 

I Learn To Give My “All”

After serving the Lord in the Air-force for six years, I came out. I was given a gratuity of S$10,000 for my service. Wow! I had S$10,000 in my bank account.

How did I used this S$10,000? … I gave it away!

This was not something that the Lord had asked me to do or impressed upon me to do. It was my own conscious choice to give it away.

The Rich Young Ruler was given a choice by Jesus – “Sell all you have and follow Me”. The Rich Young Ruler chose Wealth over Jesus. I just wanted to do what the Rich Young Ruler failed to do.

Where did I gave the Money? … I gave it to the Church Building Fund. The Church was asking for contributions and personal loans. I wrote a cheque and put it into the Offering bag. (I did not share this account publicly – until now)

 

I Learn To Give Even When I Can’t Afford To Give

My wife was an Insurance Agent. During those Booming Days, when Insurance Policies were promising high “Returns” for their investments … my wife sold quite a number of these policies to her friends. Many used their CPF (Central Provident Fund) money to buy the policies.

When the “Financial Crisis Hits” because of the Lehman Brothers … huge amount of money  “disappeared” over night. Insurance Companies were not spared. They could no longer pay out the high interest returns as projected. Policy Holders were to bear their loses.

A lady friend who had bought a policy from my wife was so distrauted over the Loss. She could not sleep and was full of anxiety … I was afraid for her – she will have a nervous break-down.

To salvage the situation I asked my wife to tell her that we will bear the “Loss”. We will pay her back her “loss” on a monthly instalment. When she heard this proposal, she was released of a heavy load. Her countenance changed.

We “gave” even when we could not afford to give. We were then living out of our “Saving”.
We don’t have the extra to give … yet we just have to do it.

 

An Appeal To Give …

Many of my peers have worked hard and accumulated wealth and assets for themselves and for their families. Praise the Lord!

I have accumulated “Nothing” except a HDB Flat …haha.

Philippians 4:11,17

“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content…”
“Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds in your account …”

My appeal is not for “Donations” to my personal need … but my appeal is for “Participation” in  Transforming the Marketplace.

Gideon’s Army was 300 … I am asking for 3,000 Patrons to join the MBN Community.
This is a Global Community. Even a $1 monthly pledge is much appreciated.
Commit to Support MBN for 1 Year … by the end of 1 year, we will have Business Platforms that Generate Wealth – For Kingdom Advancement.

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  • Your Giving A Heavy Burden Or A Joyful Blessing?

    Yes, I Know What It Means To Give …

     

    Even when I was a young believer, I know about “Giving”. I experience the Joy of giving to the Lord. No one taught me about “Giving”. No one sat down and did a Bible Study with me about “Giving”. I believe the Holy Spirit taught me … “Freely, freely received ,,, freely, freely give”.

    In 1972, God led me to sign a six years contract with the RSAF (Republic of Singapore Airforce) as a Technician – This will be another story for another day.

    In the Singapore Airforce, I was introduced to a Christian Organization called the “Navigators”. It was with the “Navigators” that I grew in my Christian faith. I learn how to read and study the Bible. I learn to pray and witness for the Lord. God was shaping me for His purpose for my Life.

    Through the “Navigators”, God taught me about having a “World Vision” and about the “Great Commission” in Matthew 28: 19,20.

    During the 70’s, the major themes were “Making Disciples”, “The Great Commission”, “World Vision”. These themes are still very much in my mind and in my heart. I am called to be a Catalyst in the “Marketplace Transformation” Movement of the Holy Spirit.

    During those days, Singapore Navigators were sending out missionaries into all the World. Into Japan, into Taiwan, into Indonesia, into India, into China …  I was giving to many of these missionaries as senders.

     

    I Learn To Give With the “Little” I have

    As a Technician, I don’t earn a great deal of money.
    I remember receiving my first pay of S$90. I brought this S$90 before the Lord. I prayed “Lord, how much do You want me to Keep?” The Lord impressed upon me a certain amount and the rest were given away.

    I lived a frugal life so that I could give more to the Lord and to His Mission.
    I chose to stay in Camp instead of going back home … this is for ministry and also to save money. I saved the travelling expenses. I saved the food expenses – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, I ate in the “Cook House”. Hardly did I spent money on myself because I was in the Air-Base most of the time.

    I had given 80% – 90% of my pay to support missionaries during those time. I just lived on 10%. I used to keep a note book to record my monthly “Giving”. (Wish I had kept it … for rememberance) I found much inner Joy and Peace in Giving. I experienced what the Bible says “It is more blessed to give than to receive”.

     

    I Learn To Give My “All”

    After serving the Lord in the Air-force for six years, I came out. I was given a gratuity of S$10,000 for my service. Wow! I had S$10,000 in my bank account.

    How did I used this S$10,000? … I gave it away!
    This was not something that the Lord had asked me to do or impressed upon me to do. It was my own conscious choice to give it away.

    The Rich Young Ruler was given a choice by Jesus – “Sell all you have and follow Me”. The Rich Young Ruler chose Wealth over Jesus. I just wanted to do what the Rich Young Ruler failed to do.

    Where did I gave the Money? … I gave it to the Church Building Fund. The Church was asking for contributions and personal loans. I wrote a cheque and put it into the Offering bag. (I did not share this account publicly – until now)

     

    I Learn To Give Even When I Can’t Afford To Give

    My wife was an Insurance Agent. During those Booming Days, when Insurance Policies were promising high “Returns” for their investments … my wife sold quite a number of these policies to her friends. Many used their CPF (Central Provident Fund) money to buy the policies.

    When the “Financial Crisis Hits” because of the Lehman Brothers … huge amount of money  “disappeared” over night. Insurance Companies were not spared. They could no longer pay out the high interest returns as projected. Policy Holders were to bear their loses.

    A lady friend who had bought a policy from my wife was so distrauted over the Loss. She could not sleep and was full of anxiety … I was afraid for her – she will have a nervous break-down.

    To salvage the situation I asked my wife to tell her that we will bear the “Loss”. We will pay her back her “loss” on a monthly instalment. When she heard this proposal, she was released of a heavy load. Her countenance changed.

    We “gave” even when we could not afford to give. We were then living out of our “Saving”.
    We don’t have the extra to give … yet we just have to do it.

     

    An Appeal To Give …

    Many of my peers have worked hard and accumulated wealth and assets for themselves and for their families. Praise the Lord!

    I have accumulated “Nothing” except a HDB Flat …haha.

    Philippians 4:11,17
    “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content…”
    “Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that abounds in your account …”

    My appeal is not for “Donations” to my personal need … but my appeal is for “Participation” in  Transforming the Marketplace.

    Gideon’s Army was 300 … I am asking for 3,000 Patrons to join the MBN Community.
    This is a Global Community. Even a $1 monthly pledge is much appreciated.
    Commit to Support MBN for 1 Year … by the end of 1 year, we will have Business Platforms that Generate Wealth – For Kingdom Advancement.

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  • The Jesus I Know

    The Jesus I Know

    On this Good Friday, I like to share about the Jesus I Know.

    The Jesus I know is a Righteous Man. He speaks the Truth, He stand up for Truth, He is a defender of Truth. He is a Voice to the Voiceless, He is a Help to the Helpless.

    The Jesus I know is a Man full of Compassion and Kindness. He sees the world as being sheep without a shepherd. He leaves the 99 and seek after that 1 sheep that was lost. He hates sin but loves the sinners. He did not come to condemn the world but He loves the world. To the woman caught in adultery … He said “neither do I condemn you, go and sin no more’. He did not expose or embarrass the “Women at the well”, knowing what kind of life that she is living.
    Jesus is compassionate towards those imprisoned by diseases and sickness. He went about healing the sick, the blind, the lame and the lepers. He never turns away those who are in need … He always met them at the point of their needs.

    The Jesus I know is a Fun Loving Man. The common people loves to be with Him. He is a friend of sinners … He eats with them and drinks with them. In Scriptures, we always find Him feasting and not fasting. There is no ‘Air’ with Jesus, He will let little children to climb over Him. He carries them and plays with them. He loves all the little children of the world. Jesus brings much joy to the people that is around Him because He solves their problems – be it physical or spiritual.

    The Jesus I know is not a Religious Man. The Religious leaders hates Him because He does not conform to their religious setting and religious environment. He is being viewed as ‘Anti Establishment and a Law breaker’. He did not kept the Sabbath. He did not adheres to the Ceremonial Laws and Traditions of Judaism. He often corrected and challenged the Religious Leaders’ interpretation of the Scriptures. The Religious leaders accused Jesus of being a ‘Blasphemer and a False Teacher’. They accused Jesus as being in the ‘Dark’ side.

    Finally, they crucified Jesus on ‘Good Friday’ because Jesus’ Belief is different from their. Jesus said “Destroy this temple  and in 3 days I will raise it up”. To the Religious Leaders, this is ‘Blaspheme’

    I love the ‘Jesus I Know’. I love Him because He first loved Me. I am under His Unlimited Grace, I am under His Unconditional Love. In Him, I have Abundant Life – Always Victorious, Always Prosperous, Always Fruitful in every seasons of Life. What a Saviour !

    Jesus



  • God Loves The World

    God Loves The World

    “God SOooo Love the World” … this truth have not sink deep into my head and into my heart. Because if it did, I would not be thinking of the “World” as I am thinking.

    I do not love the world
    I reject the world
    I am separating myself from the world
    I am condemning the world
    I am judging the world
    I am calling “Fire” from heaven to consume the world
    I am fearful of being contaminated by the world
    I am looking at the world with a pair of Self Righteous eyes

    I am still looking at the World with Contempt instead of Compassion. This is not how God sees the World. God came down to the World. He lives with the World and He died for the World.
    Need to have New Lens to see the World

    John

     



  • “Just Look Around You …”

    “Just Look Around You …”

    “Just look around you …” , this is a phrase that is often used by Christians. This innocent phrase can negate our faith in God.

    Isaiah 53:5 “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
    Is this really true? Just look around you … there are still so many Christians living with their sickness and diseases. Many had died in their sickness. Can we believe Isaiah 53:5 ” …by His stripes we are healed.”?

    Romans 6:14 “For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.”
    Is it really true? Just look around you … many Christians are still struggling in their Christian lives. Many are still living in sin and not in victory. Can we take Romans 6:14 to be true ? “For sin shall not have dominion over you …”

    Romans 8:32 “He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?” “All Things” should also include Health and Wealth.
    Is it really true? Just look around you … there are still many Christian who are living in poverty; struggling for their livelihood.
    Can we believe what the Scripture said in Romans 8:32? ” … with Him also freely give us all things”.

    Peter was walking on water towards Jesus … until he ‘looked around him’. (Matthew 14:22-33)

    Faith is believing what God said to be true. Are you putting your faith in God or are you listening to the people who says “Just look around you …”. Are you people who “See to Believe” or are you those who “Believe and See”. As believers of Christ we are to walk by faith and not by sight.

    An innocent phrase “Just look around you …” has negated the ‘Faith’ of many believers. Faith sees the invisible and believes the impossible. Faith believes what God has said to be true … no matter how the situation and circumstances looks. Faith believes in God.

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  • Does It Matter …

    Does It Really Matter ?

    Does it really matter?

    I have been searching the Scripture and studying the Scripture.
    I am in a Journey of “Questioning” the Beliefs that have been passed down to me as “Gospel Truth”.
    Does it really matter what point of view I hold? Why bother about about all the theological view points? Just attend church, give tithes, do good works, evangelize … be a good Christian. Does what I believe and why I believe really matters?

    “Finished Work of Christ” or “Working out your Salvation towards holiness”
    “Old Sinful Nature is no longer in a believer” or “Old Nature is still in a believer”
    ” Grace Alone” or “Grace and Law”
    “Futurist View” or “Preterist View” of Eschatology
    “Premillennium or Postmillennium or Amillenium”
    “Kingdom of God here on earth” or “Kingdom of God in Heaven”
    …. and many other issues.

    Why all these debates? Does it really matters? Yes it does matter!
    All these are not central to our Salvation … but they are critical in our Christian Living. What we believe will determine whether we live in Victory or Defeat here on earth. It will determine whether we live a life of Freedom or Bondage.

    A child of God need to grow in Spiritual Maturity. Only a spiritually mature believer will know his “inheritance” in Christ and enjoy the rich “inheritance” that belongs to him in Christ.
    A “Baby” in Christ will not know and enjoy the “inheritance” that are his. A “Baby” though he is in the family but he is not mature enough to enjoy his “inheritance”. So don’t just be contented to remain a “Babe in Christ”. Don’t just remain in “Salvation Matters” but grow deeper in the “Things” of Christ.

    We must know what we believe and why we believe.
    No matter what we believe … we must be able to support and defend what we believe with Scriptures. If you Theology does not match with Scripture … Change your Theology.
    Yes, share your beliefs and present your beliefs but never insist and force upon others your beliefs … that is the work of the Holy Spirit.

    Growing in the Knowledge of God.

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  • My Biggest Discovery In 2015 Is AD 70

    My biggest discovery in 2015 is AD 70 !

    To the Jew, their ‘Hope’ is the Coming of the Messiah and the Establishing of the Messianic Kingdom … they were not thinking of Heaven. The Disciples of Jesus’ days were thinking of ‘Ruling’ with Christ in the Messianic Kingdom here on earth and not Enjoyment in Heaven.
     
    The Theme of the “Kingdom” runs throughout the Old and New Testaments. The Prophets predicted the Coming of the Messiah and the Messianic Kingdom. The Jews in Jesus era were looking for the Messiah. The wise men announced the birth of the Messiah; John the Baptist pointed to the Messiah and the Disciples followed Jesus as the Promised Messiah.
    The Disciples were expecting the imminent manifestation of Jesus as Messiah and the establishment of the Messianic Kingdom on earth.
     
    Matthew 24 and Luke 21, the Disciples asked “tell us when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming and the end of the age?” The Disciples were in fact asking “When will you come as the Messiah and usher in the Messianic Kingdom and the age to come?” (To the Jews, their Time Reference is “This Age” and “The Age To Come”)
     
    Jesus asked them to looked out for the signs … and in verse 34 of Matthew Chapter 24 it said “Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place”.
     
    The book of Revelation was written to the believers of the early Church. During that time they were under going great tribulations and suffering. Revelation was written to encourage the believers to hold on to their faith.  Revelation speaks of the Messiah that will come and defeat His enemies and establish His Kingly rule. Jesus had prepared the early disciples concerning ‘these things’. Jesus told them to look out for these ‘Happenings’. 
    The early Christians did took heed of Jesus warning. When they saw Jerusalem surrounded by the Roman army … they fled from the city when an ‘Opportune Moment’ occurred. This was recorded by the Jewish historian Josephus.
     
    Question: Did AD 70 fit into the description of Matthew 24 and the book of Revelation? Was AD 70 the fulfillment of Matthew 24, Revelation and the Prophecies of the Old Testament Prophets?
    I am dipping my feet into the water. I am just in the shallow end … 2016 will be a year of new learning and new discoveries.
    “To Know Him & To Make Him Known”.
    Advancing & Establishing His Kingdom on Earth.
    Review of Year 2015


  • Understanding “This Age” & “Age To Come” from the Jewish Mind

     

    The Two-Age Jewish View of Time

    (Article from: christeternalchristianchurch.com)
    The Bible teaches two distinct “ages” of time which are known as “this present age” and “the age to come.”

    The “ages”  refer to the Jewish idea of separating the time before Messiah from the time after the advent of Messiah. They thought of human history being divided up into these two ages.

    The New Testament writers, and Jesus Himself, considered themselves to be living during the period of time where one age was to end (also known as the Old Covenant) and the bringing in of another age (the New Covenant). This did not mean that history was to end in their time, but that a new age (covenant) was anticipated to come in.

    In the Scriptures, the two ages are contrasted against each other. “This age” is contrasted with “the age to come.” The phrase “age to come” requires that “this age” has to have an ending to it. Since the “age to come” is not said to have an end, then the expression “the last days” must apply to the end of the “this age” period or the Old Covenant. The end of the “this age” (Old Covenant) is when God’s eschatological program would be fulfilled.

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  • Understanding the mind of a Jew in the Days of Jesus

    What does the Jew think of the Messiah to come?

    The Messianic Idea in Judaism

    1. The mashiach will be a great political leader descended from King David (Jeremiah 23:5). The mashiach is often referred to as “mashiach ben David” (mashiach, son of David).

    2. He will be well-versed in Jewish law, and observant of its commandments (Isaiah 11:2-5).

    3. He will be a charismatic leader, inspiring others to follow his example. He will be a great military leader, who will win battles for Israel.

    4. He will be a great judge, who makes righteous decisions (Jeremiah 33:15). But above all, he will be a human being, not a god, demi-god or other supernatural being.

    5. The mashiach will bring about the political and spiritual redemption of the Jewish people by bringing us back to Israel and restoring Jerusalem (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5).

    6. He will establish a government in Israel that will be the center of all world government, both for Jews and gentiles (Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:10; 42:1).

    7. He will rebuild the Temple and re-establish its worship (Jeremiah 33:18). He will restore the religious court system of Israel and establish Jewish law as the law of the land (Jeremiah 33:15).

    Olam Ha-Ba: The Messianic Age

    The world after the messiah comes is often referred to in Jewish literature as Olam Ha-Ba (oh-LAHM hah-BAH), the World to Come. This term can cause some confusion, because it is also used to refer to a spiritual afterlife. In English, we commonly use the term “messianic age” to refer specifically to the time of the messiah.

    Olam Ha-Ba will be characterized by the peaceful co-existence of all people (Isaiah 2:4). Hatred, intolerance and war will cease to exist. Some authorities suggest that the laws of nature will change, so that predatory beasts will no longer seek prey and agriculture will bring forth supernatural abundance (Isaiah 11:6-11:9). Others, however, say that these statements are merely an allegory for peace and prosperity.

    All of the Jewish people will return from their exile among the nations to their home in Israel (Isaiah 11:11-12; Jeremiah 23:8; 30:3; Hosea 3:4-5). The law of the Jubilee will be reinstated.

    In the Olam Ha-Ba, the whole world will recognize the Jewish G-d as the only true G-d, and the Jewish religion as the only true religion (Isaiah 2:3; 11:10; Micah 4:2-3; Zechariah 14:9). There will be no murder, robbery, competition or jealousy. There will be no sin (Zephaniah 3:13). Sacrifices will continue to be brought in the Temple, but these will be limited to thanksgiving offerings, because there will be no further need for expiatory offerings.

    Did Jesus fit the Jewish ‘Expectation’ of their Coming Messiah?
    Matt 24:3 “Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”

    “What will be the sign of Your coming and of the end of the age?”
    The disciples were asking about the Messianic Age… not the 2nd Coming and the End of the World that we have interpreted it to be. It is wrong when we impose our “Thoughts” into Scriptures.
    The Disciples followed Jesus because they ‘Bet’ on Jesus as being the Messiah. The Disciples had the same expectation of the Messiah as the Jews of their days. They were expecting a Conquering King that will deliver them from the Roman’s occupation. They were expecting the ‘Glorious’ days of the Messianic Age.
    The Disciples were in fact asking “When are You Manifesting Yourself as the Messiah?” “What is the sign of this Messianic Age?” They were expecting an imminent coming of the “Messianic Era” because Jesus their Messiah had came.

    Jesus answered their question in Matthew 24: 4-31

    “Take heed that no one deceives you. For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all[a]these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences,[b] and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.

    “Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. 10 And then many will be offended, will betray one another, and will hate one another. 11 Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. 12 And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13 But he who endures to the end shall be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.

    The Great Tribulation

    15 “Therefore when you see the ‘abomination of desolation,’[c] spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place” (whoever reads, let him understand), 16 “then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let him who is on the housetop not go down to take anything out of his house. 18 And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes. 19 But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! 20 And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. 22 And unless those days were shortened, no flesh would be saved; but for the elect’s sake those days will be shortened.

    23 “Then if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or ‘There!’ do not believe it.24 For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you beforehand.

    26 “Therefore if they say to you, ‘Look, He is in the desert!’ do not go out; or ‘Look, He is in the inner rooms!’ do not believe it. 27 For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 28 For wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together.

    The Coming of the Son of Man

    29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

    Matthew 24:34
    34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place.

    Jesus was speaking about the Fulfillment of the Coming of the ‘Messianic Age’ in the Generation of the Disciples. Did this happened in the generation of the Disciples? Did the Destruction of the Temple and Israel ceased being a nation in AD 70 fulfilled the prophecy of Jesus?

    Is the ‘Messianic Age’ here and now or is it still in the Future?

    Jesus



  • I am in a Journey of Re-looking and Re-examining ‘What I Believe’.

    What Is Truth?
    Everyone claim to hold the Truth. Everyone is right in his own eyes. Even an Atheist who claimed that there is ‘No God’ is right in his own eyes.

    Everyone of us look at things from our own ‘Worldviews’, from our ‘Paradigms’, from our ‘Beliefs’, from our ‘Mindsets’. Our actions and our behaviors are the results from our ‘Beliefs’. Right ‘Beliefs’ results in Right Living; Wrong ‘Beliefs’ results in Wrong Living.

    It is ‘Impossible’ for us to change another person’s Beliefs … he, himself must change it. We can argue with the person till the ‘cows come home’ and yet the person still thinks that he holds the truth.

    So, it is no point getting angry, getting frustrated in seeking to change a person’s point of view. Your job is just to share the ‘Truth’ and let the Holy Spirit do the convicting. Don’t play the role of the Holy Spirit.

    6 Blind Men each describing what an elephant looks like. One blind man says the elephant is like a rope … because his is touching the tail of the elephant. Another said that the elephant is like a tree … because holds the feet of the elephant. Yet another said the elephant is a brick wall … because he touched the body of the elephant.

    Who is telling the ‘Truth’ about the elephant?
    None of them! They are all Blind Men. It takes a man who sees to describe correctly what an elephant looks like.

    The Apostle Paul before his encounter with Jesus was a persecutor of the Church. He was fully convinced that he was upholding the ‘Truth’ and the Christians were wrong in their ‘Belief’. It took an Encounter with Jesus for him to have a Paradigm Shift.

    I am in a Journey of Re-looking and Re-examining  ‘What I Believe’. So far, it has been an interesting journey. What have been passed down through the centuries … may not be ‘Gospel Truth’. What the majority holds as ‘Truth’ … may not be ‘Truth’.

    I am pursuing after God. I am pursuing after Truth.
    Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

    I am not questioning the Authority of Scriptures
    I am re-looking at the Interpretation of Scriptures that have passed down to me as ‘Gospel Truths’.

    Believing in Lies will keep you in Bondage
    Believing in Truths will set you Free!

    Blind man