Asia Conference and CGI 2010

Part 1 – Asia Conference and CGI 2010

Asia Conferend and CGI 2010

The Asia Conference 2010 and Church Growth International Conference kick off on 26/5/2010 with man of God, Rev Dr David Yonggi Cho and the finale on 30/5/2010 with a closing sermon by man of God, Rev Dr A.R. Bernard.

Note to reader, when you see any message in double brackets, ((xxxxxxxxxxxxxx)) it is the rhema words or revelation I received from our Lord.

Day 1-26/5/2010 am Session

Opening sermon by Rev Dr David Yonggi Cho, his speech was very soft. We can feel that he was weak, my youngest sister Laura couldn’t hear what he was speaking. Fortunately, I could hear, having to stretch my neck long to catch most of his spoken words. This man of God, is speaking about fourth dimension living in the third dimension world. Documented speech as follows:-

Genesis 1:2 Earth was without forms, empty. Fourth dimension, operation of Spirit of the Lord.
There is a secret to change, create, recreate and repair in the fourth dimension. God been doing for the Israelites many things in the third dimension. But God told me that I could do much more with Holy Spirit in the fourth dimension.
Nothing can overcome me, the Holy Spirit is with me. Vision and dreams are very important.
God said to me to come out of my tent (symbolic meaning of self in 3rd dimension) and look to the sky (4th dimension). Abraham has been living in fourth dimension, counting the stars.
While I had planted 1 million conferences worldwide.
Lazurus’s fourth dimension was good but his third dimension was bad. 60 year ago Korean was very poor. I must preach the Gospel of Jesus, about the fourth dimension to get out of poverty.
I received revelations by reading Bible. Your speech in third dimension, you can hear but God’s word penetrate the fourth dimension. I said to God, if there is no healing, we are together we will fall together but God healed.
When you speak in faith, your word is in the fourth dimension.
God come to me in the fourth dimension, my thoughts, my heart and faith, dreams and Vision. We must have total positive thinking.

He also cautioned the audience not to pray casually or half-heartedly, but on the inside, pray from a place of conviction and deep faith. “Say, I am blessed with an Abrahamic blessing.” Don’t pray casually for your blessings.

People do not know how to apply biblical promises to their practical lives because they are living in the Third Dimensional world. We need to move into the Fourth Dimensional realm, to think, dream and speak according to the Scriptures in order for God’s blessings to flow upon us and through us.
((Put your salt seasoned words into package and mentioning Jesus’ name will propel the package into the fourth dimension.))
In a Village in certain part of South Korea (apology I can’t hear clearly), those who dreamed twin will have twin, so it is the dream that move the DNA change, and that caused the village to have many people bearing twins. I went there and pray for them, tell them to have picture of pretty baby in their heart. So the people did have picture in their heart of pretty baby not dream, and that helps them to have pretty baby.
I cannot make money by myself but “with prayer and dream, it can be done. You to engage in prayer visualizing in the fourth dimension and with strong faith, it will materialized in the third dimension world. That was how we can built a 750,000 member Church, now 820,000 and still growing.

He ended with a powerful word of encouragement for the audience, saying “Being Christians, life without miracles is no life at all. When you live by the Fourth Dimension, you can do the work of 100 men, and you will witness miracles.”

Day 1-26/5/2010 afternoon Session

Phil Pringle

Pringle talked about the sword of the Spirit how the church grows in a climate of war, and how the saints must be prepared to brandish their sword which is the Word of God and prayer and push back the forces of darkness.
2Chronicles 7:14 “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Most people were seeking God’s hand instead of his face. Hands for healing the sick and touching people. People just don’t realize that it is important to seek the face of Lord Jesus. When you seek the face of God, you communicate with him. You don’t just speak to God face to face just like that, you need to pray. Prayer will connect you to God to seek his face. Even your angels are seeking the face of God daily. You must be humble before God, have good prayer life.

Mattew 18:10 “Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones., for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.”

James 5:13 “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.”
James 5:16-18 “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. Elijah was a man with nature like ours, and he prayed earnestly that it would not rain; and it did not rain on the land for three years and six months. And he prayed again, and the heaven gave rain, and the earth produced its fruit.”
Effective prayer must have passion. We pray for the anointing of Elijah on every Church today. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

27/5/10 – Morning session

A.R. Bernard

Getting Back Into A Position Of Influence

Delegates left on Thursday morning all challenged even as they were charged with the responsibility of restoring the church as a transformative force in society. With the True Worshippers leading praise and worship, Dr. Steve Munsey giving a dramatic offering message, and Dr. A.R. Bernard preaching an edifying word that left the air tingling, it was impossible to be left untouched.

Bernard’s spellbinding message was on restoration and transformation of the church to its former position as a transformative engine of society, Bernard urged members to have focus both individually, as well as corporately as the body of Christ.

The Cultural Mandate, he explained, was a call for the church to transform person and place. In the ministry of Jesus, you can see this transformation of person and place. Jesus spoke to the woman at the well and transformed her. She then went back and told all the people in the town, and they came to hear Him speak. Hence the Cultural Mandate is to cause a person to be ignited and filled with the desire to transform their communities.

Bernard explained how Jesus’ ministry was meant to transform society, restoring it to the original intent and purpose of God. Even the Cosmos had left the original purpose. John Chapter 1 tells the sequential unfolding of the creation. Bernard explained how Jesus’ ministry was meant to transform society, restoring it to the original intent and purpose of God. There was an original order, but this intention was undermined by certain forces. In his ministry of reconciliation, Jesus went back to this original order, this original perspective. I like to call it cosmology, or worldview.

The Church, as the body of Christ, is meant to continue this ministry of reconciliation. However, Bernard said, the church has since lost its focus. He related a conversation he had with South African archbishop Desmond Tutu, in which Tutu said to him, During apartheid, the church knew what it was against, but now that that’s over, the church doesn’t know what it’s for. If you don’t know your purpose, someone can then give you a purpose that’s not your purpose, and you end up wasting time and resources on distractions. And you work on his purpose instead of God’s. Bernard cautioned. He attributed this lack of purpose to the church as a whole losing its focus on its restorative mission.

Purposes guide your activities. Why am I here? guides What am I doing here? Don’t confuse movement with progress. We can move and move, but get nowhere it’s called going in circles. Be clear about what your purpose is because it determines who or what you’re going to get involved with.

Jesus is the word, in restoring order of the original purpose of God. You need to know your purpose for God in this world.

Stay focus on your purpose for God. Focus is very important. In order to focus, we have to look at the following:
1. Clearly articulated worldview (cosmology), Biblical worldview.
2. Core values. (With Biblical values.)
3. Core purposes.
This is true for a person, a business, a ministry or a church. When you have core value, you are protected from corruption. Core value for economy are for selfish purpose.
Purpose is what you suppose to do or intend to do. Don’t confuse moment with progress.

When you involve with someone, you are involved in their moment and progress. Selfish purpose reaps corruption.
In the world today, the financial system is enslaving you to be a borrower to the lender. Jesus wants you to be lender.
It is all about the theory of Man and theory of place.

Jesus considered the cosmos a system. Society is a system, politics is a system, and the world is a system that has enslaved humankind. When the Bible says that we are of the world, it means that we’re enslaved by the system and its values and purposes. The gates of hell are all about protecting the system. The Bible says, the truth shall make you free. Free from what? Free from the system.

The condemnation of man is that there is a light, but man would rather choose the darkness. Without the light, it is possible for the darkness to cloak itself, but now that Jesus has brought the truth and the light, we can see the system for what it truly is. The audience showed their agreement with a chorus of “Yes” and “Amen” at each juncture.

Bernard called for the church to be restored as a force for societal change. He quoted historian Edward Gibbon, who identified five reasons for early Christianity’s influence on the Roman Empire:-

1. The Romans were impressed by the uncompromising zeal of the Christian conviction, Christianity, for them, was not a preference. They strongly and deeply believed in Christ, in his life, in his death, and in the power of his resurrection.

At that time, the church was primarily made up of Jews. The Jews were isolationists because they believed that Gentiles were unclean. However, the Christian church had the same zeal, but there was an absence of a narrow, unsocial spirit. They were willing to get involved in the community of Rome, and that impressed the Romans. In those days Gentiles were called dog.

Matthew 15:25-28 “Then she came and worshipped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered and said, It is not good to take the children’s bread and throw it to the little dogs.  And she said, “Yes Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” The Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.”  And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”

2. The Church had a doctrine of present and future, with the improvement of the human condition. The church was willing to bring change, and address the issues and needs of the human condition.
3. The miraculous powers experienced in the church deeply impressed the Romans. It showed that they were not just people who talked philosophy they had power. There were miracles, and healing from injuries, illnesses or demon-possession. It showed that this is a God who’s present, who is powerful and authoritative!
4. The pure and austere moral and spiritual disciplines practiced by the Christians showed the Romans that they were serious about their faith. They fasted, they engaged in disciplines of prayer, of giving, of Scripture. They had a set of moral and spiritual disciplines that impressed the Roman Empire.
5. The church had a uniting presence in the Empire. They had the power to bring people together under the banner of faith such that they became an independent force in the heart of the Empire.

Despite successes in the early years, the church lost many of these characteristics over its two-thousand-year history. Isolation from society and from the present issues of the day caused the church to become irrelevant; a move toward intellectualism and rationalism discouraged Christians from believing in miracles, robbing the church of its power; the church became intoxicated by power and lost its values and purposes, and eventually, became more a divisive force than a unifying one.

But, the time has come for the church to be restored such that it can transform, and in turn, restore the world to God’s original purpose. Referencing the Azusa Street Revival in Los Angeles in 1906, Bernard said that the Holy Spirit started with the miraculous to bring back all the other characteristics that made the early church successful.

Added notes: Christianity also answered cultural and spiritual needs – especially but not exclusively among the poor – left untended by mainstream Roman religion and culture. Roman values had stressed political goals and ethics suitable for life in this world. They did not join peoples of the empire in more spiritual loyalties, and they did not offer many emotionally satisfying rituals. Adherents of the new religion clashed with Roman authorities, to be sure. Paul’s conversion to Christianity proved vital. Paul was Jewish, but he had been born in a Greek city and was familiar with Greco-Roman culture. He helped explain basic Christian beliefs in terms other adherents of this culture could grasp, and he preached in Greece and Italy as well as the Middle East. Paul essentially created Christian theology, as a set of intellectual principles that followed from, but generalized, the message of Jesus. Paul also modified certain initial Christian impulses. Jesus himself had drawn a large number of women followers, but Paul emphasized women’s subordination to men and the dangers of sexuality. It was Paul’s stress on Christianity as a universal religion, requiring abandonment of other religious beliefs, and his related use of Greek – the dominant language of the day throughout the eastern Mediterranean – that particularly transformed the new faith.
Christ in culture is to engage, not to compromise.
Now Christians waived the power of Holy Spirit and that’s why there is no miracles. Christians today are getting intoxicated by doctrine. In conclusion we have to bring those values that had impact many people in the Roman Empire era back.

Yes! Everyone shouted in jubilation “Bring them back! Bring them back!
Rev Dr A.R. Bernard had helped me fully understand the message in Matthew 15:25-28 The Gentiles were called dogs by the Jews, that was the reason why the woman associate herself as dog.

((God works on miracles, God don’t work on the logic and doctrines of man.))

Dr Lee Young-Hoon

On Day Two of CGI-AC 2010, Dr. Lee Young-Hoon, senior pastor of Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, South Korea, told the humble history of YFGC: how it started with five people 52 years ago and grew to become the world’s largest church. Lee?s session was hotly anticipated as he shared what leaders and believers around the world all want to know: the secrets to YFGC’s success.

Lee cautioned that the purpose of church growth should be greater evangelism, not growth for growth’s sake. Church growth is the work of God, said Lee, and not the work of man. Christians first have to humble themselves and give glory to God, for He has blessed us with the gift of imagination.

The first secret of YFGC’s success is its powerful message. Founded shortly after the Korean War, the church ministered to a country reeling from the ravages of war. Its simple message of hope in Jesus Christ sparked the fire of revival. It was the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, says Lee, that helped to birth so many successful ministries over the years.

Centered around the five-fold gospel (salvation, true fullness of the Holy Spirit, divine healing, blessing and the second coming of Jesus Christ), YFGC went from strength to strength under the leadership of Dr. David Yonggi Cho.

Cho taught his church the principles of Fourth Dimensional Living in a Three Dimensional world. Lee re-emphasized the four steps to walking in the Fourth Dimension: thinking, visions anddreams, faith and the proclamation of God’s Word.

YFGC’s second secret is that it does the work of the Holy Spirit.

Lee shared how his previous church was stuck at a plateau: it had 300 members, but the fervency of its members was waning. He began to cry out to God, and finally received a revelation that he had to lead his people out of a “slavery attitude”, an attitude of constant complaint. He was reminded of Moses leading the Israelite nation out of Egypt. Just as Moses had prayed for God to provide the needs of the people, so Lee needed to trust in the provision of God. He realized that the growth of the church was too much for his own strength, and that it had to be committed to God in prayer. Isaiah 43:18-19 “Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert.”

Lee exhorted the church, We need the wind of the Holy Spirit! Let the wind blow! When the Holy Spirit moves in the church, its members grow individually; when that happens, the church grows as a whole.

The last secret of YFGC’s success is its strong prayer culture.

The amount of prayer needed, Lee explained, is dependent on how much work needs to be done. He cited Jesus as an example. To fuel His powerful ministry, Jesus first had to pray and fast for 40 days in the desert.

I could only pray for less than five minutes! Lee admitted of his early Christian life. However, after being baptized in the Holy Spirit, he found that he was increasingly able to pray, sometimes surprising himself by praying for more than an hour.

His church began to see exponential growth as his devotion to prayer grew. He got the church to hold regular prayer meetings at 5 a.m. weekly, and also held one before its service on Friday night.

As the church prays, he explained, the members begin to see that prayer moves God’s hands, and miracles happen.

Gospel is produce by the death and resurrection of Lord Jesus Christ. Salvation of Jesus :-

Redemption from Sins. Mentally, we are sick inside and physically we are hungry. Lord Jesus took over all our sins at the cross, so that the Gospel of righteousness, of divine healing brought us eternal life. We have only one Gospel, Gospel of Jesus Christ.

2Cort 4:9-10 “But now after you have known God, or rather are known by God, how is it that you turn again to the weak and beggarly elements, to which you desire again to be in bondage?”

God said to Dr Yonggi Cho “My grace is sufficient for you.” Rev Dr Yonggi Cho suffered from tuberculosis but he pray to Lord Jesus “By His stripes we are healed.” Isaiah 53:5 Nothing can overcome the power of the word of God.

2Corinthians 4:8-10 “We are hard pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken, struck down, but not destroyed, always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may manifested in our body.”

Lee explains, God waits until we pray before He can begin to do the good work. We have to pray to receive new strength to overcome the difficulties in our lives. It is also important to have a pure heart, a heart of repentance from our sin, for God to answer our prayers.

YGFC’s strong focus on prayer has led them to establish prayer meetings that are broadcast on satellite all around the world. The church is so committed to prayer that the only time they would stop praying is during meal times, joked Lee.

Lee ended the session by praying over the congregation, asking that God show them how to pray, that they might produce the workings of the Holy Spirit in their lives and in their countries. He prayed that they would do miracles in Asia and the world.

26/6/2010 – Afternoon, Elective workshop. Creative preaching

Steve Munsey dramatised his preaching based on a servant of God name Job. He acted up the episode of Job Chapter 1 and 2. Today’s message is about how will realised whatever that Satan had stolen, you can demand back from it seven times. I had decided that today’s Title is “Protector of the Altar.”

He said Job was a very rich man our modern time, there is a symbolic meaning to his possessions.

Seven thousand sheep is an equivalent to huge clothing mega store selling all the branded clothing.

Three hundred thousand camels, five hundred yoke of oxen and five hundred female donkeys represents seeds time and his harvest. He leading a contented and happy life. The:-

6 One day the angels came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan also came with them. 7 The LORD said to Satan, “Where have you come from?” Satan answered the LORD, “From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it.” 8 Then the LORD said to Satan, “Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil.” 9 “Does Job fear God for nothing?” Satan replied. 10 “Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face.” 12 The LORD said to Satan, “Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger.”
Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.”

13 One day when Job’s sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 14 a messenger came to Job and said, “The oxen were plowing and the donkeys were grazing nearby, 15 and the Sabeans attacked and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 16 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The fire of God fell from the sky and burned up the sheep and the servants, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 17 While he was still speaking, another messenger came and said, “The Chaldeans formed three raiding parties and swept down on your camels and carried them off. They put the servants to the sword, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!” 18 While he was still speaking, yet another messenger came and said, “Your sons and daughters were feasting and drinking wine at the oldest brother’s house, 19 when suddenly a mighty wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on them and they are dead, and I am the only one who has escaped to tell you!”

His wife asked him to curse God and die but he didn’t.

At this point, Steve Munsey, in his creativity preaching dramatized strongly this part to the closing of Job’s story.

Job lost everything, he has nothing to offer. He resume his duty as Protector of the Altar. He tore and ripped off his robe and place them on the alter table, shaved his hair and placed his log of hair onto the altar and worshiped God.

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised. In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.”

In the end, God rewarded Job doubled of what he had lost

27/5/10 – Afternoon session

Tan Sri (Dr.) Prince Guneratnam
Guneratnam began his 30-minute session with a quote from Romans 3:3. He said that when God makes a promise to us, it is His responsibility to bring the promise to pass. His emphasis on the point that “God is faithful, and every man is a liar was liberally scattered throughout session, each time drawing out loud choruses of “Yes” and “Amen” from the capacity crowds at Halls 8 and 10 in Singapore Expo.

The difference between Jews and us Gentiles, said Prince, is just that they were called to be caretakers of God’s work; God is no respecter of man.  He explained that Christians have power over every circumstance and obstacle in their life, not just because they are faithful in going to church, but because they believe in what He says. That is important to know because many visions and dreams are going to draw derision and ridicule from other people, even those close to us. We need something to help us get past these negative comments and that is our strong belief in what God speaks to us through those visions and dreams.

Roman 3:4 “That you may be justified in your words. And may overcome when you are judged. “
If God gave you vision or prophecy, it doesn’t matter if people believe you or not, because if it is truly from God, it will surely come to pass. So does it matter if people believe you or not?
When God give you Vision, it is God’s duty to make it to past. Very often the Devil will stand in the way to block, but with good faith and power of the Holy Spirit, in Jesus’ name, the devil can’t do anything.

Every vision has two elements: breaking and making, and it is vital that we are not hindered by the breaking. God spoke to Jeremiah if he can break him like pottery.

The LORD told Jeremiah, “Go and buy a clay jar from a potter. Take with you some of the leaders of the people and some of the leaders of the priests. Go out to the part of the Hinnom Valley which is near the entrance of the Potsherd Gate. Announce there what I tell you. (Jeremiah 19:1-2)

The LORD continued, “Now break the jar in front of those who have come here with you. Tell them the LORD who rules over all says, I will do just as Jeremiah has done. I will smash this nation and this city as though it were a potter’s vessel which is broken beyond repair. The dead will be buried here in Topheth until there is no more room to bury them.” (Jeremiah 19:10-11 NET)

One thing is true, God work through minority not the majority. God is not biased to any races. How do you handle the source that you receive? He shared three ways to keep our focus on God and fulfill the vision He has for us:-

Firstly, ensure the source of the vision is from God. Many times, dreams are borne out of jealousy we want to emulate someone with a successful career or a powerful ministry. Not only are we wasting time, we are also not fulfilling the vision God has for us.

Next, if God is indeed the source, depend on Him and make Him your resource. If God put a vision in you, He will fulfill it through you. The key to unlocking His resources is to use the resources you already have. God will pour out on us what we are not afraid to pour out on others. God’s giving is based on our surrendering. Guneratnam shared about the boy in Mark 6 who willingly gave up his five loaves and two fishes, enabling Jesus to produce a miracle that fed more than 5,000 people.

The third point is that we should not let our dreams intimidate us. The dreams that God gives are always bigger than our current ability. When his church was seeking to build a larger worship location in downtown Kuala Lumpur, Guneratnam was faced with a stream of obstacles. He realized that sometimes Christians have to make a decision to either believe that visions and dreams can come to pass or stumble in their faith. One can choose to believe in a limitless God or to believe in the limit of one’s ability.

Guneratnam’s message stirred up the faith in the hearts of every believer in the room.

((Message by Guneratnam came upon me like anointing of new oil, gift of Faith. I was quite disappointed that far away country can associate, read and give honour to what I wrote but not my own country people. It doesn’t matter if own country people believe or not. Thank you Father Jesus.))

John Avanzini

Rev John Avanzini spoke about the important of offerings and giving tithes to the House of God. Wonderful Bible verses he shared :-
2 Corinthians 8:3 “For I bear withness that according to their ability, yes, and beyond their ability, they were freely willing. ”
2 Corinthians 9:3 Yet I have sent the brethren, lest our boasting of you should be in vain in this respect, that as I said, you may be ready.

27/5/2010 – Evening session

Phil Pringle

Anointing prayer for Asia. Many fell under the power of our Lord, the Holy Spirit. But Asia Conference 2008 seems to be more anointed then Asia Conference 2010.

Now, all warmed up, the congregation greeted Pringle with loud applause as he stepped on stage. The preacher, known for his inspiring sermons and artistic flair, introduced wife Christine and daughter Rebekah to the conference attendees. The banter shared by the Pringles had the audience in stitches, especially when Rebekah called her parents Pastor Phil and Pastor Chris, much to their astonishment.

Pringle proceeded to move in a completely different direction than his first session, in which he taught on the power of prayer as he painted on stage.

As the C3 Band segued into an anointed worship song, “Holy”, Pringle walked the stage and waited on the Spirit. He dedicated the session to praying for the different nations. He started to call up pastors from different nations. All across the auditorium, people began to run up to the stage, and Pringle laid hands on them and prayed over them for strength and growth in their churches.

Pringle called up all Chinese pastors to come on the stage first, followed by pastors from India, pastors from Pakistan and Vietnam and Cambodia.

The pastor, who moves in a powerful prophetic anointing, prayed over some of them, singling out particularly pastors to pray and prophesy over. One Indian pastor was asked the size of his congregation, and he replied, “60.” Pringle prayed over him and challenged him to believe for 6,000. Some delegates from Pakistan were seen doing the bear hugging Phil Pringle like their spiritual father. It was quite candid to see some Indians and Pakistan delegates still staying on stage even though Phil Pringle had dismiss them so that other country delegate can come up.

In ending the session, Pringle invited the American preachers present to go up on stage, while he directed the rest of the congregation to pray for the churches in the USA to catch the passion and power of God once again. It was a sight to see such great and anointed men of God as Dr. Casey Treat, senior minister of Christian Faith Center and Dr. John Avanzini of Avanzini Ministries crying out to God for a fresh anointing and fire of God for America.

The evening kept the attendees in eager expectation for what amazing things God would do over the next few days of the conference.

28/5/2010 – Morning session

On Friday morning the third day of the conference and a public holiday in Singapore a long queue had formed outside Singapore Expo Hall 8 by 7 a.m. There were many people eager to hear Dr. David Yonggi Cho speak in his second session at the CGI-Asia Conference 2010.

The session kicked off with an inspiring time of praise and worship, led by the City Harvest Church worship team who created a Spirit-filled atmosphere in preparation of the message that was to come. Attendees watched a video of CityCare’s disaster relief efforts in Haiti following the January 12 earthquake this year. Directors of CityCare, Koh Chye Soon and Victor Lim Fei, appeared on stage to tell the congregation about the organization and its work in Carrefour, Port-au-Prince, the nerve center of the devastation.

CHC senior pastor, Dr. Kong Hee also invited on stage Terry Nelson of Light Ministries, Orlando, a missionary who has been in Haiti for 28 years, during which he has set up a ministry and even adopted three Haitian children. CityCare worked closely with Nelson to bring medical help, medicine and aid items into Haiti, helping some 20,000 Haitians.

Nelson told of how, after the earthquake, more than 2,000 Haitians were added to the church in three months. He described how the people had witnessed the goodness of the Lord through CityCare’s aid and how they noticed that the Christians homes were the ones left standing in a sea of rubble. Haiti being a country steeped in voodoo, Nelson also described how demonized people would manifest in buses, and the bus drivers would open the windows as they drove past the church in order for the Christians to pray for them. He concluded, This move of God transformed them from religion to relationship.

Kong then invited Dr. Casey Treat to lead the congregation in prayer for Haiti and Nelson.

The congregation rose to its feet as Kong affectionately introduced the next guest as being one of three women in his life who could rebuke him. The first two are his mother and his wife, the final one is Dr. Kim Sung-Hae, Cho’s wife.

Kim, a trained concert pianist, looked regal in her cream suit as she prepared to play. Kim introduced the Franz Liszt piece by citing John 4:13-14, before she launched into a light and lyrical performance that segued into “Amazing Grace”, drawing applause from the audience, who sang along softly.

To introduce Cho, Dr. Paul Kim, executive director of CGI, took to the stage to introduce the Korean pastors and disciples of Cho, calling them his spiritual children. He introduced the board members from CGI who were present, among them Phil Pringle, Prince Guneratnam, Richard Bernal and Ken Eldred. Kim also announced that Alex Abraham from Indonesia had been invited to join them as the newest board member.

A video on the far-reaching works of Yoido Full Gospel Church was screened; the congregation was privy to such sights as the Choi Ja-Shil Prayer Mountain, Elim Welfare Town, and Hansei University.

The high-spirited Kim then got the congregation to lift up their right hand, and shout “Hallelujah” to greet Cho as he came to the pulpit. Cho began simply, sharing how he had always struggled to preach the gospel of hope, as he saw many who were sick. He would pray for words of encouragement in order to bring hope, strength, courage and power to others, and has been doing so for the last 50 years.

The message focused on the five-fold gospel of Christ simple, yet carrying a power-packed punch as it was delivered by a man who had lived it out.

The five-fold gospel consists of the gospel of: salvation, the fullness of the Holy Spirit, divine healing, blessing, and of the second coming of Jesus Christ. Drawing the crowd’s attention to 2 Corinthians 4:10, Cho exhorted them to always remember Jesus’ death and resurrection, and to carry the memory of His death alive in their hearts. By so doing, they will also remember that His death brought them righteousness, which will be manifested through their body as well.

Likening himself to the Apostle Paul, Cho shared that there was a period of time in his life, when although he looked strong on the outside, he was so weak on the inside that he could not even bear to let his wife know his pain. Looking at all the healings and miracles that God did through his hand, he asked the Father not to forget about him and his own pain. God replied, My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. This caused laughter in the audience, and also understanding nods.

As Cho introduced the second gospel of divine healing, he told the congregation how he was once scheduled to speak, but he was so sick he was not able to stand or move his body. However, as he confessed continually, By His stripes, I am healed, Cho gradually got well enough to preach. As the power of God touched him, he forgot he was weak and ministered to the people powerfully.

The third gospel of blessing: Cho taught that believers are a source of blessing, just like Abraham. He encouraged those present to proclaim, not beg for the blessings of God. He said, After 50 years of ministry, I have realized, when I had the most money, I did the most work.

Cho then taught the final gospel of blessing, that a believer’s life is controlled by his or her self-vision. Again, Cho stressed the importance of carrying the memory of Jesus’ redemptive work on the Cross. He declared that God is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: the God of millionaires and billionaires. He encouraged the congregation never to feel inferior as they are more than conquerors, saying, “You will struggle, but you should move on.”

Impressed by the people attending and serving at the conference, Cho declared, When I look at you, you will have far better than I had. Unexpectedly, the legendary pastor spoke directly to Kong, Kong Hee, I encourage you. You belong to the younger generation. God loves you. Be very bold.

Cho then drew the message to a close by sharing his motto with the crowd, citing 3 John 2, Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

He also gave thanks to America, for it was from that nation that the gospel flowed to Asia initially. He said that Asia has now grown up and is starting to reach out with the gospel and a helping hand a word that drew loud cheers from the congregation as the session ended.

28/5/2010 – Evening session

Reinhard Bonnke

Bonnke, who hails from Eastern Germany, related how God had shown His hand through his ancestry. In 1922, his grandfather suffered from an illness that gave him such excruciating pains that he could not be touched. However, one day, an elderly American missionary arrived at the German village where they lived. He entered Bonnke’s parents house and prayed for his grandfather and the man was ompletely healed.

On another occasion, Bonnke was in need of $50 when he felt the Holy Spirit ask him if he wanted one million dollars. Bonnke then replied that he was not asking God for one million dollars, but for one million souls that was the biggest purpose of his life and ministry. In response, the Holy Spirit told Bonnke that he would plunder hell and populate heaven for Calvary’s sake. Shortly after, Bonnke saw the vision of a map of the entire Africa washed in the blood of Jesus.

At the beginning of his ministry, God showed Bonnke a stadium, and told him he would preach there. At his first evangelistic meeting at the stadium, only 100 people turned up. Disheartened, Bonnke began to preach to the 100 when suddenly, in the midst of his sermon, a member of the audience jumped up and began to shout that he had been healed. Several others did the same. Bonnke was amazed, because he had not even been preaching about healing. Right there and then, he realized that Jesus longs to do great things in the present, no matter what the circumstances may be.

Thereafter, the stadium was packed every day. A woman who had been healed of her blindness spread the word of her miracle. God began to show Bonnke that nothing would limit Him, He had no maximum. 75,000 people attended his crusade in Cape Town and another 200,000 in Kenya. During one crusade in Nigeria, the pastors on the platform wept when about half a million people showed up, as most of them pre-believers. Over 90 percent of the crowd received Christ as their savior that day.Yet another meeting in Nigeria reached a staggering 1.6 million attendees.

Bonnke explained that God does not sit with sitters, but He goes with goers. After all, he reasoned, if God is for us, who can be against us? He believes in his heart that heaven is going to be bigger than hell.

Bonnke said Heaven is Full, Hell is empty. That is my heart’s desire to plunder Hell and making Heaven full. What is going to happen is that Satan will be sitting alone in Hell because Hell is make for him. Bonnke said that he understand that it is not Biblically correct because in Matthew 7:13 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it.”

The way to Heaven is narrow but the way to Hell is wide and broad. Mathematically, it is not correct because since the wayto Heaven is narrow while to Hell is wide, resident in Heaven can’t be more then Hell. Jesus said that is the highway to hell, but He had already plunged His cross in the middle of that highway as a roadblock, so many people are making the U-turn back to Heaven again because of this huge ROADBLOCK!

Bonnke professes that preachers and evangelists stand at the foot of that cross to preach repentance repentance brings about a change of life and direction. Those who believe and change direction do not arrive in hell but in heaven.

The key, Bonnke emphasized, is the Holy Spirit, as there is no substitute for the Holy Spirit; He is crucial to ministry. When Bonnke was a young preacher, he believed that Matthew 28:19-20 was the greatest promise in the Bible, as it said, Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

The Holy Spirit gave him a revelation not just a promise, but a proven fact that He is unconditionally and always with his believers. This influenced Bonnke’s thinking and ministry. Bonnke admitted that there will be times when believers cannot feel the presence of the Holy Spirit, but it is in such times that they must exercise faith and trust that He will show up as they do His work, for it is then that the Holy Spirit starts to move.

Like Elijah’s mantle, Bonnke said that the Holy Spirit will be given to each and every one of His believers. Bonnke highlighted that when the 120 came down from the upper room on the day of the Pentecost, each of them had the flame of the Holy Spirit on them. Each flame was different because it was original. However, even the tiniest flame represents the full fire of God and is capable of battling hell. He declared that everyone at CGI-AC2010 would return to their countries with the fire of the Holy Spirit. Bonnke concluded the session by praying for the congregation, and promised that in his next session, the ring of fire will flow through the hall.

29/5/2010 – Evening Session.

Reinhard Bonnke

The Supreme Commission To Preach The Gospel

Healing evangelist Reinhard Bonnke hails from Germany and is known for his Great Gospel Crusades throughout Africa. His crusades have seen as many as 1.6 million people in a single gathering. In the last decade, Bonnke’s ministry has recorded some 52 million decisions for Jesus Christ.

Reinhard Bonnke opening was he sensed the focus of the Heart of God in Asia.

The point is you must pray and obey the Holy Spirit. Holy Spirit is a healing spirit, a miracle. Our ministries covers area like dream commission, the great commission preaching in South Africa. Go preach Gospel. There are certain Church preaching Gospel like a flight simulator at altitude but their feet are grounded to the ground, connection to God. Those are just big screen. The world is Real, we have to preach real things to the real world.

Power of the spoken word

In book of Genesis 1:2-3 The Holy Spirit was hovering and he can do nothing until the words of God speaks. Then there was creations. The Holy Spirit is hovering over India, China, waiting for someone to preach the word of God. Since Pentecost time God has been waiting for man. The Holy Spirit has already been ready all the time.

I remembered in my hometown in Germany, East Germany, my home was at the seaside. We use to have budges but when it is low tide, the budge are stuck in the mud, there is no way to move them. But when it is high tide, the budge were dislodged from the mud and the current started to move things around.. With the water current came in, I can move the budge easily by pushing with just one hand. The Holy Spirit is the water current that gives you strength to move things around.

News is only news when it is spoken. And an unspoken gospel is no gospel at all! declared renowned evangelist Reinhard Bonnke.

At his second session on the fourth day of the CGI-AC 2010, the 70-year old German did not mince his words as he urged every delegate to be bold in going into the world to preach the gospel as commissioned and emphasized by Jesus in Mark 16:15.

If you want to catch a fish, don’t throw your net in the bath tub, said Bonnke, “You will not catch any fish, maybe only a bar of soap. Throw your net into the ocean.”

He went on to declare that since the day of Pentecost, God has been waiting for believers to act in faith and obedience. But believers have mostly assumed that they need to wait for Him and His timing before getting involved in the Great Commission.

To further illustrate this point, he shared how the gospel is like medicine that needed to be taken in order for it to be of any help. If a bottled medicine lay beside the bed of a dying man and was not used, it would be useless as it helped nobody. Similarly, the gospel needs to be preached in order to release the power of the Holy Spirit and to bring salvation.

Another blessed delegate, 30-year old school counselor and CHC member, Sharmaine Tan shared how her faith was stirred up by Bonnke’s evangelistic fervor. His passion and stories of faith in the Holy Spirit greatly inspire me to do likewise. If God can use Bonnke, God can use me too, said Tan

This was just one of the many witty statements that Bonnke made as he challenged delegates to go into the world and preach the gospel.

A defining moment In Africa

Bonnke recounted how he began his ministry in Africa at age 27 and joked how he had arrived from Germany to a land that was not waiting for him; indicating the scores of obstacles that greeted him in Africa.

One of the early incidents that led to the start of his ministry as an inexperienced missionary was when he had engaged an established African pastor, whom he called a big man, for a miracle service to pray for the poor and sick. On the day of that service, the big man ended the meeting after preaching 10 minutes without praying for the people who came to be ministered. He was bewildered but abided as the big man promised to pray for those people the next day.

When the following day came and Bonnke went to fetch the big man, he was shocked when the big man told him that he was going home instead. Bonnke objected but the big man was adamant and left.

Going back into his car, Bonnke cried out to God and prayed, God, I’m not a big-time pastor. I’m just a small-fry missionary. But I know I’m Your servant; so I’ll preach and pray, while You perform the miracles.

This was to be a defining moment for Bonnke and his ministry as he stepped out in faith to anchor the miracle service that day. And remarkably four persons who were totally blind, recovered their sight fully at the end of that service after he prayed for them!

Besides learning first-hand that the power was in the Word and that the Word of God in his mouth was just as equally powerful as when it is in His mouth, Bonnke also learned that the Holy Spirit was a healing Spirit who performs miracles.

((Thank God for Reinhard Bonnke. I have been writing ariticles, posting in FB to caution people of incorrect doctrine that there is no Hell. Bonnke’s sermon came on me as Gift of Faith, reinforcing and confirming that the works I had done ebing supervised by our Holy Spirit. Iwas woke up by our Lord Jesus by his bright blinding light at 3am to print out the Biblical truth and handed out to my CG during meeting. Bonnke also confirmed for me the biblical truth that I have been talking about, that hell is not empty and Lord Jesus is plundering hell because He has the keys. So Heaven is filling up with residents bigger than you would expect. Thank you Father Jesus for your love

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Dripping with Liquid fire

Bonnke relate to us how Lord Jesus was being baptised by John the Baptist.

Matthew 3:11 “I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”

One thing all of us must know, the Holy Spirit is attracted by the weakest and those who feel unworthy.

1Corinthians 1:27 “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise., and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty.”

We learned that John baptised Jesus in the river, but tonight you are going to be baptised in the river of Fire.

Hundreds or even thousands responded to the altar call. Praise the Lord. Towards the end, Bonnke delved into the subject of the baptism in the Holy Spirit and its significance upon the lives of Christ-followers. He used this analogy: the dipping of fabric in colored dye, demonstrating how the baptism in the Holy Spirit affects the life of a believer.

He explained that when dye gets into the cloth, the fabric takes on the nature of the dye and is transformed. The dyed fabric now feels like the dye, looks like the dye and smells like the dye. Similarly, Jesus dips the believer in “fire” when he or she is baptized in the Holy Spirit; soaked in the fire of God.

Bonnke exclaimed, Wherever you go, you will drip fire. Every devil will recognize the footsteps and anointing of Jesus upon your life and flee. Be baptized! Your life and ministry will change!

Bonnke gave an altar call for delegates who were between 15 to 25 years old, to run to the altar to get baptized, to which hundreds of youth responded and ran toward the stage area.

With CGI-AC 2010 being represented by 70 countries and more than 2,000 churches, the session impacted thousands of young people to rise up and reach out to their societies for God.

30/6/2010 – Morning session.

12 members of City Harvest Church was promoted to Pastor. They have the priviledge a of being prayed by Rev Dr Yonggi Cho.

The morning of May 30, the last day of CGI-Asia Conference 2010, was one that would change the lives of 12 City Harvest Church leaders. After years of ministry and discipleship, they were ordained as assistant pastors, stepping up to higher levels of leadership and responsibilities in various ministries. Dr. David Yonggi Cho laid his hands on the 12, and presented them with their certificates.

Following, Taiwanese singer-composer Chen Wei Quan and The Millennial Orchestra and Choir gave pitch-perfect performances to an audience that included the Grand Imam of Badshahi Mosque in Pakistan and Ambassador Oh Joon, the Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Singapore.

Anchoring his message on John 6 in the Bible, Cho pointed out the difference between the disciples Philip and Andrew.

Philip focused on what they did not have, acting in the natural as he counted that it would take almost a whole year’s wages to buy enough food for each person. On the other hand, Andrew operated in the Fourth Dimension, believing that Jesus would have some use for what they did have five small loaves and two fish.

Through that small offering, Jesus was able to perform one of His biggest miracles. Not only was every stomach filled, but there were 12 baskets full of leftover. God always works with what we have, not what we don’t have, stated Cho.

As such, we need to shift our gear from Third Dimensional thinking (operating in the natural) to Fourth Dimension thinking (operating in the spiritual), he said. Christ lives in the supernatural through our faith, our words of proclamation, our thinking as well as our visions and dreams.

Cho shared that many times, as he was going through the most difficult times of his life, he wondered if Jesus was with him. Looking back, I can see that He has really been with me every step of the way. Jesus is always where we need Him.

Christ was always meeting the dire needs of the people, he added. He spoke from his own life-changing experience. Born in 1936 in South Korea, Cho’s childhood was steeped in eastern beliefs. At 17, he contracted tuberculosis and was lying on his deathbed when his sister’s Christian friend shared the gospel of Jesus Christ with him.

Desperate to live, he cried out to an unknown God, If you heal me, I will be a minister; l will go to the ends of the world for you! He felt warmth go through his heart, and from that time, he got better and better. In less than a year, he rose from his deathbed and his life changed completely. Christ is the source of life. I knew that once I had Jesus, I would be healed.

By reading the Bible, we renew our minds. Don’t act based on what you see, hear, taste or desire. Only act according to the leading of the Holy Spirit.

Cho spoke at length of the necessary partnership with the Holy Spirit for all fruitful believers. Every faith-filled believer does not walk alone. We are not orphans, we have a heavenly helper in the Holy Spirit, he said. Describing his partnership with Him, he elaborated, Every morning before I begin my day, I welcome and praise the Holy Spirit. I say to Him, “Let’go!” With the Holy Spirit, I can preach the gospel. I can bring the kingdom of heaven into the hearts of men. With the Holy Spirit, you will be a successful Christian and lead a victorious life.

Going further, he added, “With the Holy Spirit, you can have visions and dreams. The Bible says that without vision, the people perish. How do you know if you have a vision and a dream? Well, do you have a fervent desire in your heart for the future? If yes, that is your vision!” Quoting from Romans 4:17, he reminded the congregation that God calls into being things that were not.

He gave an example of praying for a woman who was stricken with throat cancer. As she kept saying, “Pastor, I’m dying, he kept on praying for her but nothing happened. Just before he gave up, the Holy Spirit spoke to him, prompting him to ask her to go to a prayer grotto on Prayer Mountain in South Korea, and write down the Bible verse as found in 1Peter 2:24 By His stripes I am healed 10,000 times.”

After she left, he put the incident away in his mind but after 10 days, the woman returned and said to him in a clear voice, I have finished writing! By repeatedly visualizing and writing down the promise of God for healing, the woman was healed of her sickness. He reiterated the essence of his first session on Day One, Christianity without miracles is not Christianity at all.

Even if you are not healed on the spot, you should say what God says and you should believe what God believes; what God sees, you should see also.

We must always speak creative words as God works through your proclamations. Nothing positive will ever happen if you speak negatively. God does not look for PhDs, He looks for humble people. When you walk with Jesus, you can do all things.

Cho ended by telling the congregation, The whole world is in a state of disorder. We need God’s intervention. I pray that all of you will be the ones leading God’s work throughout the world. The session closed with a discernible sense of God’s universal love for the whole of humanity, as senior pastor of CHC, Kong Hee, led in a prayer for the various nations in Asia.

Kong Hee: How To Be A Culturally-Savvy Christian

Delegates at CGI-AC 2010 who were anticipating an explosive evening plenary session on the first day were not disappointed as founder and senior pastor of City Harvest Church, Dr. Kong Hee delivered a pulsating message to rouse the faith of Christians and churches alike: to recapture leadership in influential areas of society by engaging culture effectively.

As the CHC music team led the hall in song, the evening opened with an exuberant Parade of Ministries preceded by a video encapsulating the history of City Harvest. Members and ministries from CHC and its affiliate churches making an impact in the marketplace from celebrities to top business people walked the stage as a precursor to Kong’s message that followed. Then, a live showcase of the many congregations in the church, the Hokkien, Chinese and Indonesian church, JAMs church, Children’s Church and more followed. Trishaws circled the floor, followed by floats and a bevy of girls wearing balloon outfits.

All of it culminated in a brilliant lightshow and the full praise and worship session that brought down an electrifying presence of God. Dr. John Avanzini took the offering with a powerful message about visualizing as one sows, preparing the hearts of the congregation for the night’s main word from Kong.
Before Kong began, he shared what he believed was the battle cry of the Holy Spirit; to raise up a generation of Christians in Asia who would be both savvy in culture and fervent in the faith.

Engaging Culture Effectively

For too long, churches have adopted wrong mindsets that have led us in disengaging our culture, said Kong. No doubt popular culture has risen but church culture has decreased.

Citing the story of John Wimber (1934 -1997) who was a famous producer in the music industry in the early 1960s before he became a pastor as an example, Kong revealed how The Beatles had at one time approached Wimber to become their producer. However, due to the advice of the church that Wimber was attending as a young believer, he turned down the offer.

According to Kong, that church was against the association of the secular or popular culture. And he believed that things might have panned out differently if Wimber had accepted that offer, noting the high possibility that the members of The Beatles might have converted to Christianity given Wimber’s evangelistic fervor. It might have been that Christianity lost a potentially powerful and influential force in The Beatles.

Kong presented three types of thinking that account for the failure of churches to engage culture effectively. They are:
Cocooning – withdrawal and isolation
Combating – fight, resist and oppose
Conforming – compromise.

Being Culturally Savvy

Kong illustrated how it was possible for the Church to engage culture effectively without compromising the faith through the biblical example of Daniel, who was a highly favored servant of the king of Babylon during Babylonian reign over Israel.

The preacher explained that Daniel was successful and experienced upward mobility because of his maturity in learning the Babylonian culture, language and fashion. He even adopted a Babylonian name and took on a job in Babylon. In his time, Daniel was contemporary yet consecrated. He was serious about culture yet serious about his faith.

When it came to learning the culture, arts, fashion and language of Babylon, Daniel accepted these outward practices. However, when it came to accepting the Babylonian’s diet of food, he rejected it as he understood that it was equivalent to submitting to their pagan idols. Daniel knew where to draw the line and did not compromise his faith, explained Kong.

He cited two-time Oscar winner, Denzel Washington, a Christian and a modern-day Daniel, who has made no secret of the line he draws, he may play a villain in a movie but either redemption or justice must be communicated by the end of the film.

In order for Christians to be savvy, Kong listed three things they can do:
Counter culture. Be aliens: in the world, but not of it. Look and perform like everyone else but within and in ways that count, be consecrated to the Lord.

Communicate in culture. Be ambassadors. Show genuine care and interest for people and their culture.
Create culture. Be artists. Be passionate about excellence and creativity in one’s art.

In Kong’s opinion, Washington epitomized what a culturally-savvy Christian ought to be in the entertainment industry an artist who is deeply Christian.

Building On Spiritual Disciplines

Kong turned his attention to the contemporary group of Christians.

He said, “The only way to become a successful Christian in the marketplace is to build your life on spiritual disciplines. Reading the Bible, prayer, fasting, praise and worship and thanksgiving, solitude, confession, repentance, forgiveness and going to church these are the spiritual undergirding support of one’s upward mobility.”

According to Kong, the gap between one’s upward mobility and lack of spiritual disciplines is called character deficit. The wider the gap, the greater the pressure exerted on one’s character which will lead to burnout or to moral failure. In other words, failure in character is a failure in maintaining one’s spiritual disciplines.

If we’re not careful in maintaining our spiritual disciplines, we will start to compromise on our faith, said Kong. Instead of us influencing the world, we in turn become vulnerable and get influenced by the world.

In closing, Kong encouraged conservative Christians to engage the world and contemporary Christians to learn spiritual disciplines. He also explained that the intent of his message was not to undermine either conservative or contemporary Christians, but to marry both of their strengths to produce a successful ministry in bringing the gospel to the world.

Let’s live in balance, exhorted Kong, being culturally savvy Christians who love God and His word.

30/5/2010 – Evening

The New Self

A.R. Bernard

“Your self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, but your self-concept is the person you think you should and could be.”

The evening of May 30 spelled the end to five days of Church Growth International and Asia Conference 2010. Yet, it also marked the start of new things that God was about to do through His people.

Neon laser lights cut through an atmosphere thick with excitement and anticipation, as the CHC band led the praise and worship session, followed by the offering message preached yet again by the guru of biblical economics, Dr. John Avanzini. He fleshed out four main points on what Christians need to do to prepare for Jesus’ return, which includs feeding the hungry.

Taiwanese artistes, led by singer Liu Geng Hong and model Vivi Wang, performed a number entitled “Everyday.”  The celebrity couple from New Life Church have brought 100 of their close friends in the media circle to Christ since their own salvation several years ago. Their appearance suitably paved the way for the last speaker of the conference, Dr. A.R. Bernard, known for his teachings on Kristos Kai Kosmos or Christ in Culture.

After having spoken on Day Two, of the need for the church to realign its worldview, its core purposes and values in order to restore its influence in the society, Bernard came a full circle in addressing the need for change in the individual, saying, “If you want to change the world, start with yourself.”

Jesus is our comforter in blood and flesh but when he left he gave us a comforter who is like air. How do you know your have vision and dream? You must have great desire in your heart. You have desire in your heart close it with reality. Faith is believing in what God had said. It is like I have sixth sense, I see as God sees. We are all in WILDERNESS, trouble in the west. You must always speak CREATIVE AND POSSITIVE WORDS. Philips was negative, Andrew was positive as he talked about what you have, not what you don’t have. God is not looking for PDA but a humble heart. Don’t say you are nothing, you can’t go to university, etc. But with Jesus, you’re everything.

Matthew 23:17 “You blind fools! Which is greater: the gold, or the temple that makes the gold sacred? You also say, ‘If anyone swears by the altar, it means nothing; but if anyone swears by the gift on it, he is bound by his oath.’ You blind men! Which is greater: the gift, or the altar that makes the gift sacred?”

Exodus 30:29 “You shall consecrate them, that they may be most holy. Whatever touches them will become holy.”

Philp 4:12 “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.”

Shedding light on the parable of the prodigal son in Luke 15, Bernard departed from the themes of forgiveness usually associated with the passage and zeroed in on verse 17, where the prodigal son “came to himself” and sought to return home to his father.

Bernard went on to suggest that the cultural mandate seeks not only to restore culture but also to restore man to his original self-concept and deliver him from inadequacy. Pointing to Luke 15:17, he likened the verse “When he came to himself” to the changing of self from the old man to the new manone who looks at his resources, talents and time to pursue who he could and should be, and starts to dream dreams.

Bernard drove the message home by declaring, Reconciliation with God ensures that you go to heaven, but reconciliation to your true self determines what you will achieve while you are on earth. God gave us promises not only of the life to come, but of the life that now is.

When the prodigal son came to himself, the first thing he did was to speak to his world. Just as God’s creative power is in His words, so was the creative power in him, which came out in the words he spoke to himself. He moved from images of poverty to images of abundance even though he did not physically move.

Your circumstance doesn’t dictate what happens to you, what happens in your mind does. He talked himself out of his situation. He began to speak from a different perspective and relate to abundance. Even if he didn’t have it then, he believed it was available to him, exhorted the founder and senior pastor of Christian Cultural Center in New York City.

Bernard also pointed out that the prodigal son was not concerned with whether his father would accept or reject him, as he was determined to return home. When you have a positive mindset, you are not afraid of rejection or failure. Even if you do meet failure, you see it as another opportunity to look for another door, he said.

Your self-esteem is how you feel about yourself, but your self-concept is the person you think you should and could be. When Adam was first created by God, he felt good about himself. After he sinned, his self-concept changed; he began to experience feelings he’d never felt before, such as guilt, condemnation and inferiority. His feelings began to dominate him, prompting him to hide when God came looking for him.

People suffer because of the distance between their self-esteem and their self-concept the greater the distance, the lower their productivity and motivation in life. When God comes into a believer’s life, He takes him back to his real self, that is, according to the image of God. As the believer focuses on the Word, he starts to see things differently and perceive himself in a new way. Your perspective on life changes when your self-concept changes.

He proceeded to quote Colossians 3:10, and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. Bernard explained that just as God was in Christ, reconciling the world to Himself, God was also in Christ, reconciling man with his true self-concept, which is the image of God. Only when you come to your true self-concept can you be empowered to be the model citizen of the world, to have dominion over all, to multiply and subdue as stated in the Bible at the beginning of man.

According to Bernard, the new self has a new resilience, a new determination that endures hardship, and does not accept “no” for an answer. When you come to yourself, you think and talk differently. When others are saying it cannot be done, you are saying it can be done, Bernard affirmed.

Cultural Mandate

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He spoke of an example of self-determination from the Bible, where a Gentile woman with a demon-possessed daughter pleaded with Jesus to heal her child. When Jesus responded by calling her a dog, she did not let that register in her feelings but answered unwaveringly with the now famous line, Yes, but even dogs eat the crumbs that fall from the master’s table.

Bernard put forth that Jesus was affirming her tenacity, her pursuit of changing her daughter’s circumstance. There was a determination that motivated her even in the face of potential rejection.

Stating that self-determination is an attribute of God, Bernard challenged the congregation, “If a Gentile woman can have such determination in her, what more those in whom God dwells? No wonder the Bible says that we are more than conquerors and over-comers in this life!”

Bernard spoke of the widely-published series of Chicken Soup For The Soul books. Despite being rejected by publishers 33 times, the team of writers behind the books persevered and today, the series is a best-seller around the world. Every time we exercise self-determination, we are drawing from the self-concept that God originally intended for us. And when we do that, we can start to dream, imagine and see possibilities for change. And that is how we will change the world.

((Love rules, preach about God’s love to people not condemmation.))

Elective workshop – Effective counseling.
Walk With Them, Not For Them

Frederick Toke teaches that counsellors should facilitate solutions, rather than focus on problems.

Which of these four shapes would you choose? A square, a triangle, a circle or the letter “Z”?  After waiting for an answer, Frederick Toke, a psychologist by training,explained, Those who chose the square are intelligent people, while those who chose the triangle are analytical. Those who choose the letter “Z” are creative. As for those who choose the circle, you have a problem, a big problem. You are obsessive! You will need to take a walk down the street to visit my clinic. If you are not careful, being impatient will make you an “in-patient”. The audience roared with laughter.

With that test, Toke, a man passionate about helping and training others, started the laughter-filled Effective Counseling elective workshop at the CGI-Asia Conference 2010. Not one 5-minute block went past that wasn’t met with laughter from the audience.

Toke explained that it is the duty of the counselor to comfort the client, and “com” means to come along side, while “fort” means to “give strength to the person.” He stressed that just as Psalmist David wrote in Psalm 23 that even though I walk through the valley of death, I will fear no evil for You are WITH me, it was the duty of the counselor to give strength to the client, to help the client understand the situation, and not to remove the mountains on the client’s behalf.

Using the statistics from W.H.O., Toke explained that with the increase in workload and computer usage, the need to multi-task, coupled with the growing coffee culture, one in six people suffer from insomnia. Furthermore, one person attempts suicide in every three seconds with one succeeding every 40 seconds.

With increased emotional trauma, Toke mentioned that it is important for counselors to learn to facilitate solutions and not focus on their problems. He stressed that the moment counselors suggest solutions, they are taking on the responsibility of the clients and not empowering them to take up their responsibilities themselves.

He then encouraged the counselors to focus on the storyteller instead of the stories, and help the client function in the midst of crisis. He explained that all problems are universal, but what make the problems unique are the people going through them. As such, it is important to help the person and empower him to overcome the problem rather than remove the crisis. He also told the audience that as counselors, it is their duty to tell the client the truth as the truth will set us free, to remove the toxic emotions that cause dysfunction.

Next, Toke explained the three phases a person will go through. Phase 1 is the discovery phase, when a self-centered child rubs up against the world. In Phase 2, the preparation phase occurs when the child goes through crisis. After overcoming each crisis, promotion then comes and there will be a transformation from “I” to “We.” The child will then realize that he must learn to function collectively. If the child overcomes the crisis well, he gains wisdom and confidence. There will be maturity in his relationships and a development in his leadership skills. When he moves on to Phase 3, he will start to give back to the society. However, if the child does not learn well during the crisis, it will lead to bitterness and his confidence will be crushed, following which, he will give up.

It was very interesting and his tips are very practical, said Jennifer Chan, a 45-year old Malaysian customer service officer from New Life Church, Taiwan. I now know how to counsel my children, as well as how to relate to my husband and the people around me.

Elective workshop – Discipleship by Robb Thompson.

Robb Thomson started by saying there are two kind of people; One is the process person – Individual who loves process. The other is the result person – Interested in result

Robb Thomson started by saying there are two kind of people:
1. Process person – Individual who loves process. This person only interested in the process, how the things must working accordingly, he don’t care much about results. If the company requires sales result. This person may not be able to deliver but since he is very interested in process, he ensures quality in his process.
Result person – Interested in result. This person is result driven, most like a manager or leader wanting to look at good result only, at time tends to overlook quality. There is no right or wrong between the two person. You need to have both.

Founder and senior pastor of Family Harvest Church, Dr. Robb Thompson is an expert in the area of organization, relationship and leadership. Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading teachers on personal excellence and character development, he has trained and coached business executives and mentored government leaders, heads of state, cabinet members, and royalties in over 40 countries around the world. No stranger to City Harvest Church, Thompson began his elective session on CGI-Asia Conference Day One as the crowd listened intently to his every word.

Thompson began by explaining that leadership is essentially discipleship. To lead, one has to first learn how to follow. He elucidated that this concept has been clearly echoed through Scripture everyone who is perfectly trained will be like his teacher; the Corinthians were told to imitate the apostle Paul as he imitated Christ.

The goal of leadership is not just to see a change in our lives but most importantly, to have an inward transformation. He further elaborated that the problem was not bringing people into the House of God, but rather ensuring that they receive a special touch to change their lives. There may have been meetings with a million people in attendance, but in such meetings it is very difficult to ascertain whether all will have experienced an authentic inward change.

Thompson then began to share seven traits that true spiritual leaders should have. Firstly, they need to embody courage. Courage, as he defined, is the willingness to stand for what is right in the face of wrong it is not the same as bravery.

Secondly, leaders need to have a committed life-team around them, as a person’s life is determined by those whom he calls friends; to those whom he grants access to.

Self control is another essential trait. He highlighted how characters in the Bible such as Adam and Samson flirted with the temptation of the forbidden, and as a result, disappointed God.

Leaders also need integrity the inner strength to choose the rejection of men rather than to disappoint God. People often fail in life because of a fault in character, and a lack of integrity often underlies that problem.

Thompson stated that diligence is a quality that all leaders should strive to have, and that it is the mother of promotion. Quoting from Proverbs, Thompson clearly showed that the scriptures highlight the necessity of hard work for greater success and excellence in life.

The sixth attribute is possessing a successful attitude. This is the different spirit which Joshua and Caleb had that enabled them to enter the Promised Land. It is not the negative circumstances that will determine a person’s future but rather how he responds that will decide his destiny.

Finally, a leader must be a good finisher to endure to the end regardless of the trials and tribulations that he faces. Dr. Thompson followed by sharing three laws of leadership: Never delay a decision which has to be made eventually; be specific when one has to get something done and to make one’s expectations clear of his followers. He further elaborated on four qualifications to be a leader and ended the message with an altar call for those who had fallen short of certain standards to ask God to make them better leaders.

Thompson ended the session with a short time of Q&A. Financial consultant Mary Tan, 43, asked Thompson how he handles betrayal personally. He answered that no one likes betrayal, that even Jesus was hurt by Judas’ act of disloyalty, but that time is the factor which will cause all evil to eventually reveal itself.

National serviceman Jireh Chew, 20, felt that the session was very “enlightening” and was inspired to be the person that God has called him to be.

CHC member Louis Ling, 51, was deeply impacted by Dr. Thompson’s teaching and was encouraged by a greater understanding of leadership principles.

Asia Conference 2010 Finale at Hall 10 and Hall 8.

S$1,500 return to me, Praise the Lord

Starting on the first day of Asia Conference, as usual we have offerings. Then second day Pastor Kong Hee was appealing the attendee to pledge S$300 if they can to help the charity organisation.

My thought was, already I had pledge quite a sum in the Arise and Build. So the offering of S$10 or $S20 would be enough. Then next day the amount increased to S$500. Deep inside me, I felt the Holy Spirit is telling to fulfill the offering. By the way, the pledge of Arise and Build had overshoot the target of S$24,000,000 at S$25,000,000 and Pastor Kong Hee announce with great joy that we had done it. Praise the Lord!

Then on Saturday service with Pastor Benny Hinn. He challenged everyone to pledge US$1,000 for the charity. And he said that everytime he get people to do that miracle happened. The money will return to you within 12 days. This time the Holy Spirit within me spoke even more audible “Go, Stanley. Do it.” So, I could not escape this time and I am among the 1st few to reach the Hall 7 stage. Then Pastor Benny Hinn ask all to come to Hall 8 for the Prayer blessing. Wow, first time in my life in EXPO, I ran like a marathon champion. I reached there in double quick time, standing behind those who were already at the side of the stage. I had never forget Pastor Casey Treat’s sermon. “Say things that are not and speak with your mouth as though they were in Prayer.”

Then in a while the night is over and I got home to prepare for Sunday Service.

Surprised telephone call from AIA on Tuesday 28th Nov 2008

Call Center “Hello, hi are you Mr Tan?”

(I can hear her accent, she is a Philiphine lady)

I replied “Yes, I am. What is it regarding?”

Call Center “You have a cheque issued for your matured policy and I need to verify your home address, so that we can sent it to you.”

I replied “Okay sure.”

Call Center “Is your address Blk 320, Yishun Central….”

I replied “No that is no right, that was my old address. How could the office not knowing my address. My new policies are all sent to my current address.”

Call Center “Okay, Sir. Apologised for that. Can you provide your current address so that we can mail this cheque to you.”

I replied “Okay, my address is…….. By the way, how much is the cheque?’

Call Center “The amount is S$1,638…”

I replied “Oh thank you.”

After I had put down the phone, I thanks our Lord Jesus many times, because I have no idea where this cheque come from. Moreover I am currently a Financial Services Consultant with AIA, I had checked with the office and computer system; there was no record of any old policy in my account. So I presumed that I had redeemed all for cash, and thrown all the old policies away. In fact, there are 2 web design jobs on handl in the process of negotiation. So, I thought I would have to spent some effort to seal the web design deal at $1,500 and I can take it that this is the blessing of return of the pledged money, but that would means that I had spent some effort to justify the price to be $1,500. But, look at what our Lord Jesus had done for me, I don’t have to spent any effort to receive the return of the money! I really thanks Abba Father Lord Jesus for this surprise anointing. It was such a PERFECT timing. The date of cheque issue was 10th Sept 2008. I could have received in October, then there is not much for me to thank God for. But the amazing invisible hand of God works wonderfully. He arranged such that it fulfilled the prophency of the pledge money facilitated by Pastor Benny Hinn within 12 days and I recieved it the cheque 7 days! Praise the Lord. Hallelujah!

Asia Conference 2008 Benny Hinn – 7.30pm to 10.30pm

SINGAPORE, 22 NOVEMBER 2008 

Benny Hinn started by asking What do we mean when we said that God is Holy? On the earth, there is no man that is Holy, only God is Holy!
So God is light and light expel darkness. Thus sinners is being expeled in front of God.
In order to have salvation, we must have 4 things:-
1.True salvation requires seeking face to face with Jesus (Seeking the Truth).
2.Personal revelation by the Holy Spirit.
3.Confess him as your Messiah.
4.Confess as Messiah openly in public.

Now is the time for the church to rise up, said Benny Hinn, and in the months ahead, the world will see some of the greatest miracles ever.
And the church is empowered to bring the light of God in the world as His anointing is rained down on His church. But, he said, there is a price to pay for the anointing of God. You must give up self and things that are dear to you. Look at the example of Bible script, story of a rich young man:-
Matthew 19:20-23 The young man said to Jesus, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “if you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and gave to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”
My personal revelation from our Lord Jesus:-
Even as one has to be sent away to a far away place for mission, when the Holy said ‘Go’ You have to GO. Absolute obedience is so IMPORTANT! I had not forgotten the teaching.
1Timothy 3:4-5 said very clearly about Church Officials “one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence. (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);
It is unlikely that God would sent you out on mission if you had not taken good care of your own house. By faith, we believe that God will sent angels to comfort, provides and protect the family while we are being sent away for mission. Didn’t Andrew, Peter, James and John immediately left the family to follow Jesus? The love for Jesus and for the people must be so great that you will not look back. All of them had manifested themselves in the great vision that Jesus had told them.
Matthew 4:19 “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.”
There are many who are slow or even reluctant to immediately follow Lord Jesus, thus their spiritual life enrichment is at very slow pace and worst off, many already suffered stagnation, “The dry bones!” Just look at the classic example of Elisha, he wasn’t make a Prophet until much later because he did not respond to God’s calling through Elijah immediately but delayed because of his reasoning.
1King 19:20 “Elisha left the oxen standing there, ran after Elijah, and said to him, “First let me go and kiss my father and mother good-bye, and then I will go with you!”
We have living example of Christians going on short term mission and even long term mission, away from the family and Lord Jesus had blessed them. I knew many Christians are still procrastinating on Lord Jesus calling because of this “guilt” of leaving the family behind. As I ponder upon this sensitive issue, the Holy Spirit spoke to me. “Look at how fortunate you are. Even you are away to foreign country, you are just a phone call away from your love one. You can also connect to them by email, video phone, VOIP gadgets and you have aircraft that can bring you to places within one day. Going away on mission does not necessary means you abandoned your family? Look at those old testament days, all the disciples don’t even have this privilege of modern day gadget to allow them have contact with their family members and yet they response immediately to Lord Jesus’ calling. Moreover, they walked thousands of miles to places under the hot scorching desert sun!” I have been writing articles about the important of having communion with the Holy Spirit, and showed the classic example of how Lot’s wife looked back (that means unwilling to give up past and materialism) and she died immediately, turned into pillar of salt.
I was very thrilled, when Benny Spoke the exact same message that our Holy Spirit had inspired me to write.
Click or copy to browser Increasing giving of tithe to the House of God. Read “Luke 14:26: If any man come to me, and hate not …. And yet put side by side with Lord Jesus, must be hatred.” WOW! anyway, what I explained were alot more milder 🙂

Benny Hinn said that there will be wealth transfer from the poor to the rich. He cites various bible scripts to show that it had happened in the old testament and it will happen again during this period of difficult time :-
1.Genesis 12:10 “Then Pharaoh gave Abram many gifts because of her sheep, goats, cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels.”
2.Genesis 26:12-13 “When Isaac planted his crops that year, he harvested a hundred times more grain than he planted, for the Lord blessed him. He became a very rich man, and his wealth continued to grow.”
3.Genesis 30:41-43 “Whenever the stronger females were ready to mate, Jacob would place the peeled branches in the watering troughs in front of them. Then they would mate in front of the branches. But he didn’t do this with the weaker ones, so the weaker lambs belonged to Laban, and the stronger ones were Jacob’s. As a result, Jacob became very wealthy, with large flocks of sheep and goats, male and female servants, and many camels and donkeys.”
4.Genesis 41:45-46 “So Joseph took charge of the entire land of Egypt. He was thirty years old when he began serving in the court of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt. And when Joseph left Pharaoh’s presence, he inspected the entire land of Egypt.”
5.Exodus 12:34-36 “The Israelites took their bread dough before yeast was added. They wrapped their kneading boards in their cloaks and carried them on their shoulders. And the people of Israel did as Moses had instructed; they asked the Egyptians for clothing and articles of silver and gold. The Lord caused the Egyptians to look favorably on the Israelites, and they gave the Israelites whatever they asked for. So they stripped the Egyptians of their wealth!”
6.1 King 10:21-24 “All of King Solomon’s drinking cups were solid gold, as were all the utensils in the Palace of the Forest of Lebanon. They were not made of silver, for silver was considered worthless in Solomon’s day! The king had a fleet of trading ships that sailed with Hiram’s fleet. Once every three years the ships returned, loaded with gold, silver, ivory, apes, and peacocks. So King Solomon became richer and wiser than any other king on earth. People from every nation came to consult him and to hear the wisdom God had given him. Year after year everyone who visited brought him gifts of silver and gold, clothing, weapons, spices, horses, and mules.”

Thus, this shows that God will always bless his people even in time of famine. Now we are having economic crisis everywhere but God being faithful will bless his people.
Benny Hinn said that anointment will come in 3 dimensions:-
1.David was anointed to win the War against the Goliath.
2.David took over the Kingdom by defeating House of Saul.
3.The anointing of Elisha by Elijah is the 3rd dimension.

Explanation of 3rd anointing. Threat force us to pray more. If you want to receive anointing, you must be called by the Lord. Elijah was called to anoint Elisha. For anointing to happen, you must be ready to be God’s warrior who knows how to wield the Sword and fight. God will not use the timid, God will use the fearless. If you want to be anointed, you must know how to plough the land. Thus then, Elijah place his mantle (stands for cloak of authority) over Elisha. You got to be placed under a mentor.You have to renounce yesterday in order to gain tomorrow.
Here is steps to receive total anointing.:-
1.You has to be called by God.
2.Must be a warrior.
3.Must run with no reluctant.
4.Must be a person who always pray.
5.Serve his ministries.
6.Never look back on past.
7.Serve the mentor. Elisha serves Elijah.
8.Must have Vision.

Debts Canceled, Miracles Revealed (Click here to see CityNews for more … )
Before the miracle filled meeting started, the 9,000-seat hall gathered for a prayer meeting. Fifteen minutes was all it took for Singapore Expo Hall 8 to get filled up, with some attendees queuing as early as 7am this morning.
The crowd did not seem to deter some.
I feel great, and I hope I can bring something back for the church in Indonesia, said Johan Supit, from the GPDI movement in Sumatra.
Although we queued for a long time, it was worth it to get a seat here, and to be part of what’s going on, said Soon Sze Yin, 23, pointing to her seat in the hall.
Palpable anticipation hung in the air as churchgoers wheeled their friends and relatives in, who came expecting a miracle of healing
Throughout the four-and-a-half hour service, the congregation sat riveted, listening intently to Benny as he shared his revelations. Hundreds also filled the aisles to respond to his altar call for those believing for debt cancellation.
One of the highlights of the session was when Benny challenged the congregation to give S$1,500 as an offering amount to get a return harvest in 12 days, something that he has experienced every single time he gives a breakthrough offering amount of US$1,000.
As the givers wrote the phrase “debt cancellation” on the offering envelopes, Benny also encouraged the congregation to believe for a debt-free life in 12 months.
It’s not the amount that God responds to,”Benny emphasized, God responds to faith.”
Truly, without faith, it is impossible to please God, and healing testimonies soon ensued after Benny called out for healings. Deaf ears were opened, fractured ankles and knees were completely healed. These were some of the miracles that changed the lives of many.
Signs and wonders would be commonplace in the months ahead, said Benny. He also encouraged the congregation, especially the pastors, to be willing to pay the price for the anointing of God to carry out these miracles.
“There are times God will test our faith,” he said.
This eighth session of Asia Conference ended on a high. Angela Teo, 18, shared: “I was really encouraged by the sermon by Benny. I really believe God is raising up a new generation of believers and I am just so honoured to be involved in the end time harvest.”

There were some Prophency being mentioned. We have to go by the words of God.
Order of priorities with regard to calling:-
1. God 2. Family Second 3. Job/Ministry
1Thess 5-20-21 “Do not despise prophencies. Test all things; hold fast what is good.”

1TIM 3:4-5 said very clearly about Church Officials “one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence. (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?);

Pastor Christine Pringle share baby brought to heaven

Pastor Christine Pringle – 21st Nov2008 1.00pm to 2.00pm (You can read more by clicking City News, City Harvest Church )

Christine Pringle started with poem she had writtened for her first child, Jesse, whom she had miscarried. Chris shared deeply about dealing with the loss of an infant, a small child through miscarriage, termination or still birth. Her own personal experience was when she was a young woman, barely 20, pregnant with her first child. Chris (and her husband Phil Pringle) ran a home group for youth in their own home at the time. She was about 15 weeks pregnant when she found herself bleeding one day, a day of her home group. Before the youth group arrived at her house, Chris decided to head home and rest. As a young Christian, she thought only good things happened to Christians, so she did not think the bleeding was anything serious. But the bleeding got worse, and “I still remember, the youth were singing praises in the next room, and I was in my bedroom, bleeding, losing my baby.” Chris drew no comfort from people telling her “Maybe it is for the best” or “It is going to be all right.” But peace and assurance came upon her when someone told her, “I believe that God is flushing out your body of all the drugs,” in reference to her previous lifestyle before she came to the Lord. Many, many years later, a friend showed Chris a video of a vision of heaven. After watching the video, she went into her room. There she heard praise and worship, and felt two arms envelope her. Up to that point, she had not grieved for her lost child, but she started crying now. It was as though she was in this incredible bubble where she could just weep and everything was still. She received a vision of a tall, handsome young man with longish hair  and the Lord told her it was her son, Jesse. Heaven, shared Christ, that’s where the babies go when they are lost on Earth. They are rescued by angels and brought into Heaven, where they grow. When she saw Jesse, he was 23 – exactly the age he would be if he had lived. As Chris shared her experience, tears started to well up in the eyes of the audience. The atmosphere was one of comfort and peace, even as women (and men) who had lost their babies wept and grieved. For them, Chris had opened the door to a room which has been closed for years, so that God can bring healing. Her vision is to share her story with the women in China  and at Asia Conference 2008, that was the first step to fulfilling that vision. Picture on the right, you can see her holding 2 prayer cards, pink is for baby girl and blue is for baby boy.

Wow! What a revelation! I had read the Book of Heaven is So Real by Choo Thomas. Pg 39, Choo Thomas mentioned that she went to Heaven and Jesus showed her a room with many babies and Jesus told her that these are baby aborted by their mothers. Jesus said he hate abortion. From this, Ithere was this inspiring thought that we can reach out to parents who had lost their baby due to abortion or miscarriage. So I listened to the Video by Choo Thomas, she mentioned that children who died below age of 6 will be in the safe hand of heaven. So I wanted to reachout to all parents who had lost the child below 6 years old; to tell them that they have hope, the hope of seeing their lost child by accepting Lord Jesus Christ as their saviour. Jesus can help them release their “guilt’ of having lost their baby due to miscarriage or abortion. Perhaps, many are living with this guilt unknowingly throughout their live. But I wasn’t not sure if this is really a correct approach or not. Thanks and praise to Our Lord Jesus. This is a revelation by Christine Pringle. Yes, we can bring hope and salvation to parents. As the bible said “whatever is loosen in earth will also be loosen in heaven”. Likewise, whatever is lost on earth will be found in Heaven. Then, I started to wonder as to why the age wasn’t writtened in the book, Heaven is So Real. I needed an answer. Since the past few sessions has been talking about Babylon System, I wanted to do a research on this subject. Using search engine by typing “Babylon System” I just couldn’t believe my eyes that the answer was found in an article, it says that “Children will be brought to heaven if they die before they reach accountable age.” This is quite true since different child would have accountable thought at different age of their live. That means, individually, they would have different level of thoughts and at that point where they are able to differential between right or wrong and are able to make a decision whether to accept Jesus Christ or not; they become accountable. With this revelation, I think more appropriate is this “Children who a 6 years old and below or have not reach accountable age will be brought to heaven by Angels if they die.” With this final piece of Jig-saw puzzle in place, we can safely reach out to parents who had lost a child due to miscarriage or abortion. Go and tell them “Their baby is in the safe in Heaven. They can hinge their hope on Our Lord Jesus. Let Lord Jesus grant the release of their guilt.” Hallelujah, praise the Lord.

Increasing giving of tithe to the House of God

Increasing giving of tithe to the House of God

Note to reader: It is interesting to read the testimony of people who had gone to heaven and hell. Please do not take it as the theological replacement for bible in any context. As long as there is truth in it and consistent with biblical teaching, it is better to believe while enjoying. Being a writer for “One Man’s Vision is another’s Man illusion” I care to believe these spoken words by the authors. It is our privilege to be able to read this message because we have brothers and sisters who willingly risked their life to take the journey to Heaven and Hell in their “Transformed body” with Lord Jesus. There are people who does OBE and lost their live, of course, likely they practiced sorcery without Our Lord Jesus’ guidance.

Tithe is offering of one tenth of your produce to God. Before we talk about giving tithe to house of God, let’s talk about why it is compulsory to give.

Actually some Christian do not pay tithe at all. Here is important message Jesus said to a Servant of God who went to Heaven:-

FOURTH MESSAGE by Brani Duyon @ Efendie from Sabah, East Malaysia in May 2006: You can read the whole testimony by Clicking Choo Thomas Urgent messages

“Tell My Children, they must be obedient to give tithe and offerings. While Jesus gave this message, He said My child, look there” He showed me beautiful houses which are ready for His children. My child, these houses are ready, I prepared for all My children, that believe and are obedient to Me. “Then He showed me the houses which are not yet completed. I ask Lord, why these house are not yet completed? “Lord Jesus said My child, these houses belong to my children that not generous giving tithe and offerings. These houses will be ready and completed after My children give more tithe and offerings to My House.”

God, who is the creator of universe don’t need gold nor silver. By his words, he can create anything he want at his will.

Then why ask of God’s people to give tithe?

It is really a test of your heart.

If you do not tithe, it is because your heart is bonded to the love of money. It is very difficult for you to part with something that you love, the money. As a matter of fact, some people loved money so much that it had become an integral part of their body. The arms and hands became a dollar note; and their legs also became dollar note. We have new breed of funny man, and also their face become money face, all they talk is money money. Ask them to put offering or tithe to Church, they would said that they can’t do it! It is too painful because money had becomes part of their body. Believe me, these group of people are very willing to spent thousands of dollar for lustful enjoy over food and entertainment while being asked to give out small amount to bless someone, they will hold back because it was too painful for them to gives.

Matt 5:20 “And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.”

Here is the story of a rich young man who wanted to have eternal life:-

Mattew 19:20-23 The young man said to Jesus, “All these things I have kept from my youth. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “if you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and gave to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.” But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful, for he had great possesions. Then Jesus said to His disciples, “Assuredly, I say to you that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Paying tithe is the test for your heart and soul, whether you have absolute obedient or not.

Disobeying God will leads one to lose his or her rights to be a resident in Kingdom of Heaven.

Once, a new Christian asked me if giving tithe is compulsory. Then, I told him that if he gave with unwilling heart, God will not accept the tithe and he might as well keep it. Remember King Saul? He kept the best Ram from Amalekites as offer to God but was rejected because he disobeyed God. God commanded him to destroy everything! Even if the offering is the best, God will not accept if you are not obedient.

All of us must understand, giving tithe is the blessing of a tenth of your produce to God but God bless you with the other 90% for you to keep. Do you agreed that Lord Jesus is our best business man of the whole universe? If you can recall the bible passage. He told the fishermen “Cast your net to the right and you will catch a multitude of fishes.” True enough, the fishermen obeyed Jesus and they caught such a multitude of fishes that the net can’t hold. In fact this is the message that moved me to be reborn again on 2nd Dec 2007. Isn’t Lord Jesus your best business partner? Where on earth can you find a business partner in this world that do most of the work for you and yet he takes only 10% for tithing while you get to keep the other 90%?

Love for God must be so extreme that other things must be a hatred when put side by side. There is no comparison! God, Our Lord Jesus had perfectly love for everyone and is not bias and it is so absolute that he gave out his own life for everyone so that all shall not perished but lived.

Got a question for you, if you have something that you hate very much, would you keep it in your heart as treasure? Definitely not!

Read this,

Luke 14:26: If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters,yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

Many people would think that this bible script is very controversial such that they psychologically “tear” this part of the bible off in order not to read it. Please don’t! The writing of bible scripts has been inspired by the Holy Spirit from Genesis to Revelations. Love for God must be absolute. Putting side by side between loving God and family, because of Jesus’ extreme perfect love, all things becomes hatred. There is no comparison! Our perfection, put side by side with Jesus becomes imperfection!

Just like by the Sea of Galilee, Simon and Andrew followed Jesus, leaving his family members behind. This action was seen as hatred for the family because they chose to follow Jesus instead.

Mark 1:16-17 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishersmen. And Jesus said unto them, Come ye after me, and I will make you to become fishers of men.

Many who had loved their family very much would not followed Jesus. Understand this; we are not saying that you must not love your parents, family members or friends. And yet when put love for family side by side with Lord Jesus, it must be hatred. Love God and loving people fervently is utmost important.

Many newly reborn christians and the worst off dormant christians do not know how to co-relate God as their sovereign father. When needed answer to their problem, who would they turn to? Most likely, they will not hesitate to call someone senior then them, their leader. Lord Jesus once asked Pastor Alex Abraham (from Indonesia, Pastor of GDI with 130,000 member), “Where is my address?” He answered “Sitting on the Right hand side of throne in heaven.” Jesus said “No, that is not right, I am in you!” Many couldn’t speak to Jesus in prayer as the first person to contact when they are in trouble because they DO NOT have intimate relationship with him through the Holy Spirit. If one can’t love our Lord Jesus to the extreme, such that all things become hatred, then it is hard for one to believe that Lord Jesus will actually speak to them. They will continue to make other people their First love, the first call to their rescue. The worst off situation is that they use the easy way out and unintentionally idolize some leader. There are some success story of leader giving good guidance (those who are spirit minded) but we have raving wolfs who are operated by the Shadow of Darkness in Sheep outfit, they gives instructions that leads the individual to destruction. So, Friends, the only safe way is Jesus’ way. HE MUST BE YOUR FIRST LOVE, the first person to call when you’re in trouble. Understand this, we are not saying that you should not consult your ordained spiritual leader for certain issues. We are saying Jesus must be your first consultant. Occasionally, you will be guided by the Holy Spirit to talk to someone of your problem, thus fulfilling the Law of Christ, fellowshipping by sharing burden.

Gal 6:2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.

Certainly, I have been trying to fully understand the revelation message by Pastor Kong Hee on 28/09/2008; that “We should not be adding assets to generate profit and then increase the tithe offering.”

Det 8:6-7 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills.

The above Bible script tells us that our job is to keep the commandments of God, Our Lord Jesus. Walk his ways, and to fear him. Then God will bring you to the land of abundant.

Keeping the commandments, it appeared as easy since they are all written in Biblem but not so.

Walk his ways, and to fear Him. This seems problematic for all. How do you know which way to walk and how to fear someone whom you had not seen nor hear? Jesus said he is the way and the life. When he ascended to the throne after resurrection, he gave to us the anointing of the Holy Spirit who will teach us ALL THINGS.

John 14:16 “But the helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you All THINGS.”

So it is crystal clear. One has to be in daily walk with the Holy Spirit. He is our direct connection to God. Many Christians had grieved the Holy Spirit by not being obedient to his inner voice. If you have the Holy Spirit in you, then giving tithe is natural.

All things must be arranged by Our Lord Jesus so that you will be blessed. Below is some true story:-

The Gardener leave workplace due to hurts

I was once in this work place, just simply put as garden. The Manager, The Gardener, suddenly decided to leave for another job. I was really disturbed spiritually because every morning I came to work early and prayed for everyone from 8am to 8.30am, even empty seats were being prayed for God’s protection that all Angels shall sit on the empty chair leaving no room for the shadow of darkness to occupy. The Lord answered my prayer, the sick were healed and getting better and sales results were astoning, but I stopped the prayer for 3 days, wondering why the Gardener had to leave. I recalled once I was moved wrote a message to her “God’s Work must continue” somewhere Dec 2007. Then Lord Jesus arranged 4 persons to speak to me. With the discerning ability and God’s wisdom, it has been concluded that she was very hurt by the inaction of the people there. That is to say, that she turn the eyeballs inward to look at herself “I had done so much, and sacrifices and yet they can’t compromise with my good intention of giving a treat.” The decision to leave the Garden suddenly is due to her hurts. Then, she had a sharing with us that she had found a job with perfect number match. I don’t know why, I just felt something wrong with this statement. Then on Monday morning, while in prayer, our Holy Spirit spoke to me ‘BEWARE OF PERFECT NUMBER MATCH” As usual, I would asked 2 questions, “What do you mean, Lord? What do you want me to do?” Very often, the Holy Spirit would inspire me to write it down. Thus with this revelation, it give me the understanding that when you are hurts, you do a drastic action such as this case, changing of job. You will not be blessed because it is your action. (NOT ARRANGED BY GOD, OUR LORD JESUS.) Actions arise from hurts would birth to bad undivine happening. She gotten sick easily, I felt that she wasn’t happy at the new work place. It is good thing that she no longer works there.

Click this Perfect Number match, is it from God?

Business people venturing into market place must seek God’s wisdom and direction. Or else they could get themselves into possible trouble. They are like chasing after the wind and in the end catches nothing. Read this article Man seeking wisdom

In conclusion, love God fervently and do his Will and all these things (assets) shall be added onto you. Where, you will have abundant and you can increase the tithe. Constantly sing praise to God for his grace and glory.

Friends, many had been blessed with abundant because they are willing to be in complete obedient to the voice of our Holy Spirit. Choo Thomas was given new car and bigger house though she objected because she was already been very comfortable with what she have. We have a testimony of our church member on stage recently, that he cried because his leader advice him not to take up the$10K/month job because he would not be able to attend church oversea. He was blessed with another job in Singapore that is double blessing instead. If you have testimony of being blessed with abundant, Email to sa278@hotmail.com and I would like to put up in this Esharing Portal, to extend the blessing to many people 24/7.

Friends, remember. DO NOT test God’s patience. The only things you are allowed to test God is tithing. Read this script:-

Mal 3:10: Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.

Many like to do things according to their hearts’ desires and said that it is from God. This is like clothing oneself with garment and claim to be from God, layers after layers. God will remove any unauthorised Garment!

Read this script to understand what Garment is right with God, Two nakedness mentioned in Bible

Last Monday, 27th Oct 2008, I received this revelations that “God is transferring the wealth from the rich to the poor” So, if the riches was not approved by God, you may loose it. Those want to have abundants must have God’s wisdom and must have the ability to listen to Lord Jesus’ commandment. You try to catch fish whole day but ended up nothing much. But hearing Jesus’ voice “Cast your net to the RIGHT side of boat” you will catch a magnitude of Fishes, such that the net can’t hold. Hallelujah! Praise the Lord.

Topics covered by Pastor Kong Hee on 28/09/2008

10 Reasons why God wants you to prosper.

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success” Josh 1:18

“And you shall remember th LOrd your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day” Deut 8:18

1. God wants you to prosper because it is His nature (Gen. 17:1-2).

2. God wants you to prosper so He can establish His covenant in the earth (Deut. 8:18)

3. God wants you to prosper so that you can provide for His church (Mal 3:10)

4. God wants you to prosper to keep finances out of the devil’s control (Mal 3:11)

5. God wants you to prosper so that you can help the poor (Prov 19:17)

6. God wants you to prosper so you can honor and glorify Him (Prov 3:9-10)

7. God wants you to prosper so you can leave an inheritance for your family (Prov 13:22)

8. God wants you to prosper so you can prove the sincerity of your love (2Cor 8:8)

9. God wants you to prosper so you can lead and influence society (Deut 28:11-13)

10. God wants you to prosper because He is a good God adn He wants to bless His Children (Ps 35:27)

 

Imprisoned by SELF

Imprisoned by self

This phenomenon requirement of immense understanding of how and why people who had said prayer to accept Jesus Christ and had walked the life of a Christian and yet are being trapped by their Own imprisonment without Knowing. Outwardly they seems alright but most of the time, without knowing, it is the self convincing and self consoling of being okay that make them a Whitewashed wall Christian. Only through conviction and the grace of Lord Jesus that one may be broken down and only if out of the emptiness one could realized the needs to be wholly filled by the goodness of the Holy spirit, then they will be released Completely from the bondage to the Self and worldliness by the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ. We will be using the 2 different lives, a big contrast between Lot and Job.

LOT, imprisoned by selfishness all his life.

Genesis 13:5-12 “And Lot also, which went with Abram, had flocks, and herds, and tents. And the land was not able to bear them, that they might dwell together: for their substance was great, so that they could not dwell together. And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left. And Lot lifted up his eyes, and beheld all the plain of Jordan, that it was well watered every where, before the LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, even as the garden of the LORD, like the land of Egypt, as thou comest unto Zoar. Then Lot chose him all the plain of Jordan; and Lot journeyed east: and they separated themselves the one from the other. Abram dwelled in the land of Canaan, and Lot dwelled in the cities of the plain, and pitched his tent toward Sodom.”

LOT was Abram’s cousin. God blessed Abram so much that the land is not able to hold Abram and Lot’s family. There were strift between them so Abram suggested that they stay separate. But Lot was very SELFISH, without showing gratitude to what Abram had done for him. He chooses the best land for himself. This action of Selfishness of Lot later birth to Lot being in league with cursed Cities where Sodom and Gomorrah becomes very evil and God had the Angels destroyed them. Thus the cities represent SELF and Ground (Worldliness).

LOT, imprisoned by his doubts.

Genesis 19:17-38 “And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. And Lot said unto them, Oh, not so, my Lord. Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die. Behold now, this city is near to flee unto, and it is a little one: Oh, let me escape thither, (is it not a little one?) and my soul shall live. And he said unto him, See, I have accepted thee concerning this thing also, that I will not overthrow this city, for the which thou hast spoken. Haste thee, escape thither; for I cannot do any thing till thou be come thither. Therefore the name of the city was called Zoar. And Lot went up out of Zoar, and dwelt in the mountain, and his two daughters with him; for he feared to dwell in Zoar: and he dwelt in a cave, he and his two daughters. And it came to pass on the morrow, that the firstborn said unto the younger, Behold, I lay yesternight with my father: let us make him drink wine this night also; and go thou in, and lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our Father. And they made their father drink wine that night also: and the younger arose, and lay with him; and he perceived not when she lay down, nor when she arose. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.”

So Lot had requested the Lord (Angels) to dwell in City called Zoar so that he and his daughters can dwell there. Unfortunately, he let his thoughts, (which is the Evil of all things) take control of him and he becomes DOUBTFUL and thus leading him into the Mountain where sin of incest was committed between him and his daughters. The offspring of the SIN (as a result of doubts) thus give birth to Enemies of GOD, the Moabites and Ammonites. In another words, doubts cost Lot to lost his Spiritual Life. The blessings from God which Lot had requested (a new place), he did not received it gracefully leads him to another place of curse since he moved further away from God’s blessing.

So, for us Christian, we really have to examine ourselves. Did we make request from God our Lord Jesus for things and then discard it just because our thoughts is that it come too easily and we decided to lusts for something better and better? Be careful, my Friends the “better” things that perceive could be a curse or in fact it is the temptation of the Shadow of Darkness.

Lot had never get out as a FREE unselfish man to serve God but instead he was imprisoned by his SELFISHNESS. (Where it is the SELF CENTRED thought that creates doubts in God’s given Vision) For it is selfishness that makes him think that he is more righteous than others, doubting all the time. What he wanted is the best for himself. His life is spent on sins.

Job, the unselfish FREE man.

Job 1:21-22 “And said, Naked came I out of my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD. In all this Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.

God allowed Satan to test Job. He lost everything and yet he didn’t blame God. Instead he still blessed the name of the LORD. His profound declaration that everything is provided and given by God, and the LORD has every right to take it away from him.

His three good friends, Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar sat them with Job for seven days and seven nights to mourn with him without saying a word. What a great friends! In our modern society who can sit down with a friend for even 3 days without talking? But all three of them break their silent and trying to say that Job suffered because he had sinned and ask him to repent. But Job in his unselfish righteousness found no comfort from his friend. In the end, Job passed the test and he the LORD restored Job’s losses when he prayed for his friends.

Job 42:7-10 “And it was so, that after the LORD had spoken these words unto Job, the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, My wrath is kindled against thee, and against thy two friends: for ye have not spoken of me the thing that is right, as my servant Job hath. Therefore take unto you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to my servant Job, and offer up for yourselves a burnt offering; and my servant Job shall pray for you: for him will I accept: lest I deal with you after your folly, in that ye have not spoken of me the thing which is right, like my servant Job. So Eliphaz the Temanite and Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite went, and did according as the LORD commanded them: the LORD also accepted Job.
And the LORD turned the captivity of Job, when he prayed for his friends: also the LORD gave Job twice as much as he had before.”

So it is true, all Children of God, being Christian are subject to test. A great man like Job is unselfish is a FREE man serving God. While those who are selfish would not be able to understand God’s work.

Both punishment by God (because of sins and curse) and testing by Satan (as authorised by God) may result in the same way, lost of love one, possession, strike with sickness and other adversity.

There are differences between those Christians under punishment and those Christians under test. Those under punishment has NO direct communication with God and the danger for these group of people is that they aren’t aware and thought that they are under test. All these punishments are a result of bondage to one’s SELFISHNESS.

Where Selfishness is the root of all sins.

While Christian under Test may suffer the same thing but they still has direct communication with God. God will continue to chasten them, guide them and eventually lift them out of adversity and rewards them abundantly.

Christian under punishment needs someone of good faith to intercede on their behalf for forgiveness, just like Job intercede for his three friends Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. If they turn around and repent they will be forgiven, but if they stayed as rebellious and being stubborn. They will never get out of the imprisonment. Forever imprisoned by Self.

Addon notes:15th Jul 2009

Many thanks to Pastor Kong Hee for helping me find this message His enemies the Moabites, the Ammonites and the Syrians.

Jahaziel Promises a Great Deliverance. 2 Chron 20:1 “It happened after this that the people of Moab with the people of Ammon, and others with them besides the Ammonites, came to battle against Jehoshaphat.”

You can read the whole Miracle by Pastor Kong Hee blog, Five Steps to Miracles.

The Journey to Kingdom of Heaven

To some the Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is long.
To some the Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is Short but difficult.
Blessed are those who have the mindset to know that the journey is short and he shall not Procrastinate on doing the Will of God, Our Lord Jesus, because he who is in union with the message of the Holy Spirit would know that the Second Coming Christ is not Far away.

Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae spoke about the Journey. And we really love her assuring words. She said that the Hardship is short and temporary. You need to be mindful of the distance, time and cost. When we arrived at the destination, it is like on Top of the Mountain, we can smell fresh air, nice scenery.
The world we live is fantastic, modern technology, shops but it is not for Eternality. You need to purchase ticket to take train to go to places, but to go to Kingdom of Heaven you need to have the ticket too. And this eternal ticket, you can’t buy with money or benefits. It is only provided by Lord Jesus through his forgiveness by sacrificing his life on the Cross and shed the blood to cleanse our sin. We must know the destination God had planned for each and everyone of us.
You must be equipped with Armour of God for this journey.
Eph 6:13-20 “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having girded your waist with truth, having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and having shod your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace; above all, taking the shield of faith with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked one. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints -“
Do not be discouraged as you embarked on this difficult journey. For it is stated in

Roman 8:37 “Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors though Him who loved us.” We must not be afraid of problems, be brave to face them as God, our Lord Jesus is always with you and protect you. Be a conqueror to these problems and it will help to make you stronger. “
Roman 8:28 “For He will finish the work and cut it short in righteousness.”

Open your mouth BIG and ask Lord Jesus for help and he will turn things around for you to enjoy a Happy Journey. As stated in Bible:-
Matt 7:8 “For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.”
Matt 7:9 “Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?”
Matt 7:10 “Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?”
Sixty years ago, I prayed in the Tent Church with holes on its roof. You know what it is like when it rains. We have to put water buckets everywhere to contain the rainwater. We have only 5 members compared to City Harvest who started with 20 members. Today we have 750,000 members, Praise the Lord! Hallelujah! The sound of raindrops hitting the bucket of water is like nice rhythm of worshipping God. So I started prayer from 4.30am and then go to school. I have the Dream and Vision to become a teacher. But at that time, I suffered from tuberculosis. Seen doctors but medicine couldn’t cure me. But I prayed to God, Our Lord Jesus. Within 2 years I am completely cured of this disease. Sometimes we are “Walking in the Air” and the huge storm threatened to devour us but Jesus is always in the midst of the storm to help us. Hallelujah! I have been to many Universities but I am not qualified and also have got no confident. I prayed to God, our Lord Jesus and a voice spoken within me “You are worried and fearful because you are trying to do things by yourself!”
Trusting our Lord Jesus, I prayed and he takes my burden and fear away. I succeeded Sometimes, we have problems in the Church. There are certain disagreements in decisions. So I arrange for everyone to have good time together, go to a place to have Good meal together, fellowship together. Like Jesus having fellowship with disciples having good meal together. So when the good food filled the stomach, everyone is happy and everything is okay in agreement. We must learn how to forgive each other with God’s Love. And along the journey, don’t forget to greet and welcome all the other people in the journey. If you see them carrying heavy burden, offer them your help for it is mentioned in the Bible:-
Gal 6:2 “Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.”

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4 Power from Holy Spirit – Rev Dr Kim Sunghae

The message for the past few weeks is very clear, to ensure that we are charged up, we must pray to God, Our Lord Jesus daily. Just like Mobile phone, as share by Pastor Kong Hee, without strong Battery, you cannot receive call nor receive from SMS. So individual who have great desires to receive message, dreams, Visions and face God, Our Lord Jesus, must be “Charged Up” daily. Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae message for the day: –

The Holy Spirit gives us four powers: –

Power one – Holy Spirit makes us loves other people
The Holy Spirit, Our Helper gives us the power to have good relationship with others. You need to pray for the heart of forgiving. Remember the Cross? Vertically, Loving God, our Lord Jesus and Horizontally, Loving People

Power Two – Holy Spirit gives us Heavenly Wisdom
King Soloman has mighty wisdom. Wisdom comes with goodness, Visions and dreams. God gives us good things because of his Wisdom. Only with Wisdom, then we will know how to ask for the right thing from God, our Lord Jesus.

The Sermon by Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae answered my player and helped me to complete the article on Vision, Title: One Man’s Vision is another man’s illusion.

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Power Three – Holy Spirit helps us cast out disease and demons
We have the healing power and the ability to cast out demons in Jesus? Name.

Power Four – Holy Spirit gives us the Power to Witness
Two ways to witness: –
One, Prayer. Pray for non-believer and believer. Being a praying Christian is a Good witness for Jesus.
Two, Spreading the Gospel, the Good news of Salvation. Don’t hesitate to witness; the Holy Spirit gives you the words of wisdom. So Christian should not be afraid to witness.

Read the new post, Sermon by Pastor Kong Hee

Power of Prayer with Holy Spirit

Two weeks back was very blessed message by Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae.

19/4/08 – Theme of the Message was “The short journey to Kingdom of Heaven.

20/4/08 – The four power of Holy Spirit.

After the service, I shared with a Brother about the different between Preaching of Biblical Message during yesteryear as compared to today. Twenty years back then, was Evangelism by Billy Graham. Those days, more emphasis was on the teaching of Christianity doctrine. While today, more is emphasized on the important of Holy Spirit, Our Helper, and stronger prayer to GOD, Our Lord Jesus. The conversation somehow cut short, as he is usually very busy.

**ADDED NOTES 05/05/08

What did Billy Graham preach more than thirty years ago, I think 1978. I had totally forgotten what was preached. But I really Praise God, Our Lord Jesus for The Holy Spirit helping me record accurately. Sunday Service, 04/05/08 received a copy of Harvest Times, Issue 34 Pg 26 2nd last Para, “Billy Graham came to me and said, Dr. Cho, I really appreciated that message on the Holy Spirit. In my preaching, I should stress more about the importance of the person of Holy Spirit. I have been praying in my daily life, but I have never set aside a definite hour to pray. Now I am going to make definite time to pray.”

27/4/08 – Service by Our Pastor Kong Hee

Prior to the start of Service, I was sharing with 2 of my Brother in Christ. I asked them if they had pondered upon Why Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae said that the JOURNEY TO KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS A SHORT JOURNEY? Well, both of them shaked their head to acknowledge that they do not think of it.

I answered them. Remember Our Pastor Tan teaching of 2 big words?

Service on 30/03/08

Ambivalence – Simultaneous contradictory attitudes or feelings

Bible reference James 4:17 “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.

Psalm 119:113 “I hate the double-minded, But I love you?re law.

People with 2 minds is not capable of doing God’s work

Procrastination – Maybe do it tomorrow.

So I said to my two brothers. If we perceived that Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is long, then we will procrastinate on a lot of things, especially doing the will of God, Our Lord Jesus. We should have correct mindset to think that Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is Short. We don’t have much time. By knowing the urgently due to lack of time, we will then do many things that God, our Lord Jesus wants us to do. As a matter of fact, the second coming of Christ is near. See many events happening. Now we even have a Person claiming to replaced Jesus, calling himself building the New Kingdom of God. But I inform my 2 brothers that, this person is not the one, the Bible talked about. I had examined his message, claiming to be Instruction from God. My discernment tells me that message was simply converted from Bible passage and yet so many people can believe in him. Rest assured that his Nakedness of Shame will be revealed soon and he will run away with the money. In fact it is a BIG harvest field but laborers are few unfortunately. Then the Sunday Service started, Pastor Kong Hee preached about Prayer and the second reason for Prayer in Tongue “Praise”, he said that he went to Philiphines and one of the native there said that he spoke fluently in their language unknowingly. He was saying ” The Second coming of Christ is near” My personal revelation is this “Only those who have the Holy Spirit, Wisdom with discernment can differential the One that will come before the Second coming of Christ.” Practice Faith Now; let the Holy Spirit take full control!

Now, Brothers and Sisters, that was the same message I said before the Church service start, and in fact last week I would have shared with brother about this Revelation of Second coming of Christ. Praised the Lord, Jesus. Hallelujah !!! I really thank him for sending the Holy Spirit, The Helper unto me, so that I can be messenger for God. In fact, we are all Messenger for God, Our Lord Jesus. The day we accepted Christ as our Savior. We received our 1st commandment, which is to spread the Gospel. Many tend to procrastinate on the spreading of Gospel. Unfortunate, some are being advised not to do it because senior Christian thinks that they are still young in Christ. This is definitely, not in accordance with commandment. I personally advised my 2 new Christians that though they might not have attended Bible Class. They can always tell people this “My life is now more meaningful, I attended regular Cell Group meeting every Friday like extended family, learning new things and also every Sunday Morning attend Church Service.” I advice them to invite friends to Sunday Service if they want to know more about Salvation. So there is no need to quote Bible Phrase?

If really must share Bible Script then can use this: –

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”

If the friends want to know more, just invite them to the Sunday Service where Pastor and senior Christian can teach more in-depth knowledge. And yet, we have people worry that they can’t spread the Gospel. Preventing them from doing God’s work. Worry or fears don’t come from God.

Praise our Lord Jesus, I really felt very Blessed with this union of Holy Message. Then, Pastor Kong Hee also mentioned exact word by word of something, which I wrote on 18th December 2007. http://www.esharingportal.com/eshare/viewstory.php?sid=20 “Plant your Vision in your Mind, so that your heart and Soul can works towards achieving it”

by Stanley 18th Dec 2007″ This is in relation to the 5th reason for speaking in tongue, REVELATION

Here is the Sunday Sermon.

THE IMPORTANT OF PRAYER.

Pastor Kong Hee talked about Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae’s sharing of how prayer had helped her in the early days and today, the biggest church in the world with 750,000 member contributing 4% of Whole Korean’s GDP.

The Sermon: –

Book of 1 Chronicles 4:19

Two names mentioned, Jabez and David. Jabez’s prayer: –

1. Blessing from God.

2. Enlarge his Territory.

3. Hand of God.

4. God to keep him from Evil.

God answered his Prayer.

Mark 16: 15 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”

When we prayed in tongue, at least that is the confirmation of Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Here are the 5 reasons for Prayer in tongue: –

1. Edification – 1 Cor 14:4 , Charging up to connect to God

2. Praise God – Acts 2:11 “Went to Philiphine, the Native said that he spoke their Language fluently, Praising about the Second Coming of Christ.”

3. Intercession – Rom 8:20 , Holy Spirit connect us to God.

4. Spiritual Warfare – Eph 6:18, Full Armour of God.

**5. Revelations – 1 Cor 14:15 Most Important ACTs 2:1-4, 16.

Mentions about getting Visions, received Revelations. Encourage Individual to plant their Vision in their mind so that their Heart and Soul will work towards achieving it.

** This part of the message union with what I wrote on 18th Dec 2007. Not only that you need to have Revelations upon revelations and confirmations upon confirmations because Vision are not complete till more revelation comes along.

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