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.

System or Spirit Driven real warfare

System driven or Spirit Driven?

Praise the Lord! Finally the truth is out!

Habakkuk 2:3: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

Two Sunday back, Our Pastor talked about his trip in Surabaya and share with us on how Alex Abraham was being blessed by our Lord Jesus and the church grow in number to 135,000. Then he also said “Whenever our Church member said that we have an effective system, I am very worried; because God does not need the System. What God wanted is the man. It is the Man, whom God wanted to use for his Kingdom, not the System. What each of us is worth? I’ll tell you what you are worth. You are worth more than silver and gold that you can find on earth! You are worth the Son of God to die for, that is what you are worth!”

Hallelujah, that is the similar message when Rob Thomson said during his sermon “God will not give you a life or plan that makes him unnecessary.” That is to say, God, our Lord Jesus will give you life with abundant, so that you can be overflowing with prosperities, loves and all the Gifts from Heaven, so that you can share and help others.

In every Church Service, the message speaks to individual differently and for me, it is the Gift of Faith that I felt showering onto me. While many probably don’t feel this way, maybe enhancement of knowledge or other anointment. And yet it is the same Holy Spirit that delivers the same message through our Speaker. I have been sharing and talking about problem with people using ‘THE SYSTEM” running CG.

Habakkuk 2:3: For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

I had written articles about “THE SYSTEM” and finally, with the impartation of Word of Knowledge, it is being delivered at the Church Service. It is said in the Bible, “Those who are born of the Flesh is of the Flesh, those who are born of the Spirit is of the Spirit.” Thus I say “Those who are born of the System are of the System and they will operate and judge people by their system. Those who are born of the Spirit are of the Spirit and will continue to do God’s will, bearing true good fruits.”
A Weeping Woman

The Whitewashed Wall

Thus the unwise will be inclining towards loosing its light and begins to be engulfed by darkness.

A Fool and his Wisdom is soon Parted

Finally, “System People” will find that the Light is diminishing unless there is repentance or deliverance. Shadow of Darkness, the easier role and all kind of fakes will become their System. WORSHIPPING FAME, POWER (AUTHORITY) AND MONEY!

Added Notes 29/3/2009 – Pastor Tan once said “you must identified your Oppressor, you can never progress if you live your life under oppression.”

If we don’t check. The house of God will be completely changed into Merchant House where people will trade God’s Love for money, fame and Authority. (This prophecy warning message sent via email on 25/2/2009)

BLESSED FRUIT TREE NEED NOT CHANGE GROUND

“The System” people do not have the spiritual Eyes to assess people. They will based on Academic Records of people, have they gone through “The System” and how long they have been in the Church. Thus, it is natural for them to establish a hierarchy system, where the senior cannot get too familiar with the very junior. They tends to see those who just join Church as baby christian, needed nourishment and yet not extending to them for their growth readily. Well, in another words, not only they tends to distance themselves from those whom they considered as baby christian but also not very willing to spare time for them and they tends to shrug them off whenever the little one wanted to share things that our Lord Jesus had revealed to them. Their mindset thinking is that those little one who had not progress through their system would not have the ability to receive Visions or word of Knowledge from God. Just because they themselve could not conceive visions or dreams, they became a Vision and Dreamer killer. (like Jacob when Joseph told his dream). Thus these “System People” not only could not see spiritually but are also deaf to Our Lord Jesus’ voice because they set themselves distance away from God, for the Bible said :-

Mark 10:14 “But when Jesus saw it, he was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.” Mark 10:15 “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter herein.” Revelation as reading 6/10/2014, The more children placed infront of disciples nearer to Jesus, the more distance the disciples will be from Jesus because they are not humble.

God spoke through the woman Richard Roberts dislike the most. God spoke through the little one and even through non-believer as a test of faith! God allow a donkey to speak to a prophet.

The worst part is that they will received answers, but not from God, from the Dark Shadow, the King of All Lies. And they thought they are doing God’s Will. Whether a person’s heart is good or bad is evident by one’s fruits. It is very evident, as you see “The System people” whom I also called “The Whitewashed Wall” tends to keep distance by not sitting with the junior one. It happened again and again. Even Our Lord Jesus had shown good example by sitting and talking to Tax Collectors, sinners, Samaritan woman and had washed the feet of the disciples.
The “System People” will continue to abuse The Authority accorded to them and abuse the “Good BS” that was developed. In those olden days, Good disciples had been generated without Bible School and it is sad that we have this “Good BS” where “The SYSTEM people” misused it as a reward system where only those who “FIT” their system requirement have the right to attend the BS Thus, unshamedly holding Ransom to those whom in their judgment do not qualified to be a member to enjoy the BS, creating Divisions and built many Whitewashed walls, thus retarding membership and spiritual growth.

If this is God’s will, may this message be the impartation of Discernment and Word of Knowledge. The days are near. Only those who had been practicing Gift of Discernment, acquired the Wisdom will have Visions and dreams, and only Wisdom can gives the individual the ability to execute the action at the right time and with pin-point accuracy according to God’s Will.

Beware, those who received Gift of Discernment, you can see and hear, and yet you can’t tell. You’ll have Great Spiritual responsibilities. Those whom you now see as radiating lights may be revealed as fake light. You need to earnestly pray for Gift of Wisdom and the Holy Spirit; our Helper will help you administrate the Spiritual Gifts, where, you will be a true God’s warrior, able to wield “The Sword” correctly and slice cleanly to separate the Good from Evil, splitting the Spoken words to reveals the truth from the false. And you will fly like an eagle high up in the Sky, swift and quick to see the direction of people heading, towards Eternal life or Destruction. Able to single out Prey, snatch and bring them for good use.

It is such a burden to have Gift of Discernment because what you hear or see spiritually, you can’t tell because you are surrounded by unbelievers, you will be persecuted and dislike by many. God, our Lord Jesus had opened my ears and I hear the hoarse voice of the Dark Shadow, “You better Go Home Now!” I wasn’t prepared but leave the church to tell the story (it was very strange that the person had to speak to me like this for the daily morning prayer in the Jurong West CHC. Everybody knew that they have to leave after prayer). Then at Mike Connell service. Many would have heard the cry of the Male Demon on the Right hand side of stage and another a woman demon at the back seat onto of the slope crying and screaming. As said in Bible, every church has weeds. If we don’t recognise the Root of these Weeds, slowly but surely these “System People” will spread their tares leafs and crowded the God’s people, thus poisoning their mind and turning them into liking darkness, the easy way. Leave the uprooting of these tares to the Son of Man in days to come or else you may uproot those good wheats along with it.

Our Lord Jesus had opened my eyes, I saw the Dark Shadow of one of them (known person face) standing at the back row seats at the slope all by himself and yet I can’t tell nor reveal much information.

We have to do Spiritual Health Check ourselves, “Am I System driven or Holy Spirit driven?” For “THE SYSTEM” is developed and conceived by THE FLESH. And we all know that the Flesh is weak, easily manipulate by the Evil one. While those who are born of the SPIRIT will do God’s Will and live through eternality. Running CG is likening to doing ACCOUNTS. Before the Book is being close, there are errors pointed out. And also the balance sheet doesn’t balance needed to be reconciled. I had witness silly people trying to reconcile after the Book is closed. What I am saying is that, while a person’s heart is still open to CG, identified, admit errors and correct them. If reconciliation is needed, do it with God’s Love. But what I saw was the justification of their action (The System people, saying that they had done the duty by visiting the hurts and needy). There after, they would wash hand saying that it is their FREE will whether to come back or not. Such were the foolish action of people, how can they do reconciliation when THE BOOK is already closed? The Bible said:

Matt:18:5: And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
Matt 18:6 “But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Matt 18:10 “Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven.”

Hellujah, Praise the Lord, God, Our Lord Jesus. Let’s pray for those “System People”, “The Whitewashed Wall, modern day Pharisees Christian” Pray for their Deliverance, Salvation.

Rob Thomson had said during his Sermon that both God and Satan had one thing in common, that both wanted people. God, our Lord Jesus wanted people because he first loved them. He wanted all people to be in Heaven for eternal salvation. While the Evil One, Satan wanted people to accompany him in the Hell of destruction. “Satan always provides the easy way.” Last week sermon by Pastor Tan, very true of him saying how the Evil One will provide the answer or solution to those people and then bring them down and ridicule and make fun of them for their mistake. Sometimes, shame them until self destruction, such as spiritual suicide. So, remember the Cross? Vertically Loving God, Horizontally, loving your neighbors. All the while many Christian, think very far, horizontally reach non-believer. But wait! If horizontally, we can’t even know how to forgive and love our neighboring brothers and sisters how are we going to show Love to others?
Allow me to ask one question. Would the Guests like to stay in a Home that is Cold or a Home that is kindled with warm fire? The answer is obvious. So, let’s clean up our House first and let’s spread kindle fire and warm up the House of God before the Guest come. Read this article “SPREADING KINDLED FIRE” By the way, this article was written based on a Vision I saw during the morning prayer in Church when everyone is in Spirit.

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

Praise the Lord, Sermon by Ed Silvoso on 9/11/2008 helped me to identified this system as Babylon System.

1. Control

2. Humanistic (Demonic)

3. Pride

4. Selfishness

1. They like to Control people, quick to get angry and punish people who break their unwritten rules instead of forgiving and coaching them.

2. They couldn’t hear the Holy Spirit instruction. Based on Humanistic instructions and judgement to do things. These are demonic because flesh is weak subject to satanic control.

3. Since they use very much of their own effort and system. They have lots of PRIDE, claiming victory upon victory for themselves. They may had said with their mouth “glory to God” but deep inside their heart; the subconscious-self, they claim glory for themselves.

4. They are generally selfish in doing things for their own gain such as getting recognisation and pleasing their ideals, to the extend that they exclude other people’s revelation and opinion. Lord Jesus like to use little one to talk to them as a TEST OF FAITH. They failed. If you can recall message by Richard Roberts, had he not listened to the person he don’t like most. He wouldn’t have been a great healer and speaker today. Our Lord Jesus will use the unexpected to test our faith!

slaughter jezebel

Calling true warriors of God. Let’s us slaughter some dragons tonight. Lord Jesus is our Supreme commander. After “The woman” had been saved by the Earth, “The dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 12:17 Your reward, “A commander of dragon slayer army of God.”
End note:

Remember, DO NOT GRIEF THE HOLY SPIRIT. Holy Spirit will leave you and you’ll became worst than before. You will be worst off then backslide Christians.

Why backslides Christian is harder to convert to Christian again? The Bible may provide the answer.

Matt 12:43 – 44 “When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.”

Thus, it is difficult for backslide Christian to come back to Kingdom of God.

This wickedness may not necessarily means that the person will be so wicked as to go around killing people or do evil to people.

But, what it means is that the person will be doing things against God’s will. It doesn’t matter whether it is small sin or big sin. In God’s eye, every sin is still a sin, and this is the wickedness. So the backslide Christian probably have many area that were filled by bad spirits such that it build up resistant to obey God, never want to be a Christian again. Many had once learned great values from the Bible and now they used their intelligent to turn these learned words into self-ruling and self believe.

For myself, our Lord Jesus had shown and proves to me of my foolishness of trying to manage my business without much wisdom, thus I was convicted and accepted Jesus Christ again on 2nd Dec 2007. It was like a sharp blade slicing away the bad part of me without suffering any pain but with tears of Joy because Our Lord Jesus had died on the cross for me and the Faith restored and my believe is now in the right place facing the Kingdom of Heaven. Hallelujah!!

 

God, Our Lord Jesus planned everything according to his perfect timing. The tree of life, the living words of God will continue to initiate the flows of Manas from Heaven, never ending words of Wisdom from HIM whom we trust.

“Let us NOT do things that brings us apart but continue to have one mind, one understanding, one unity of mission, walking as the one Body of Christ” 21/03/2009

“When you stop working for yourself. You’ll ask “Lord Jesus, what you want me to do in this new work place.” Salary & environment is not an issue. LOVE RULES.” 20/03/2009

“The Truth stands by itself. It can be spoken to anyone. It is the Salt and Light. While fakery can only be spoken to people who trust them. Liars decieves.” 12/03/2009

About building and improving relationship.

Msg 1 “Effective communication is listening to the person attentively and saying words to the person that he or she will listen”.
Msg 2 “You must make assessment on a person from inside out, and when you look at people you must look at them from outside in.”

Some people may thought that I had taken all these Words of Wisdom from some books or aritcle.
Yes, people with these thought is 100% correct because I do not have these abilities. I am just a cheap steward willing to be used by our Holy Spirit. So it is not me who writes all these things but by HIM who Inspired me. Thank You Lord Jesus.

Calling true warriors of God. Let’s us slaughter some dragons tonight. Lord Jesus is our Supreme commander. After “The woman” had been saved by the Earth, “The dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” Rev 12:17 Your reward, “A commander of dragon slayer army of God.
Finally, the victory and glory for our Lord Jesus can be spoken loudly this Year End and forever more. His name is King of Kings, Lord of Lords. Demon, dragons fled on hearing His name, melt away and perished by the blood of Lord Jesus. Those being unknowingly operated by the evil Spirit of Jezebel, just watch! Year 2011 is the year of slaying with the TRUE SWORD OF GOD. Don’t go around walking as NAKED HEADLESS ZOMBIE! hahaha, what a joy to celebrates with my Angels in heaven. I can sensed their dragons, baby dragons and their idols gnashing of teethes and trembling. Praise and glory to Lord Jesus.”
Add on notes 6/10/2014 :
Since I has spoken to someone on 30/9/2014 about the vision Father Jesus showed me as I was writing this article 4 years back.  I saw 3 prominent person fallen and it was unbelievable. So at that time, I debated with my Senior Partner (our Holy Spirit), “How can it be possible, they preached good message and brought many people to Christ. They can’t be false prophet, can they?” At that time, no affirmative answer were given. And I leave as it is, without thinking about.  Then all these persecutions and saga started after AC2010. And my Senior Partner reminds me of the vision I saw of the fallen men. Lamp posts were removed and this is the prophecy of “fallen men” given to me as I wrote this article in 28th Mar 2009.

Heaven, is it significant?

Heaven? Is significant? Greeting to all my friends and Gift of Faith be with you.

In this part of the testimony, I would like to share my innermost thought which I did not pen down in my earlier testimony. I can’t remember when I backslide. I married my Non-Christian wife on 8th May 1986, so it must be early 1985. We had courtship for about a year plus, went on tour, outing, shopping and watched movies and get married. It doesn’t matter when the date is I backslide anyway. Why I waited until now to write this article? Well, I have to confess that it is because I wasn’t very sure of how to testify for Our Lord Jesus. After having read about the different between Spirit and Soul, the inspiration somehow kick starts me to write today. In those day when I was backslide, I told myself that there is nothing much about Heaven, I can’t visualize nor feel about it. I can just forgo Heaven. After all, I can live this part of my life and when the day comes for me to Rest in Peace, well, hopefully I already been successful and had provided sufficiently for my family to carry on with their life, my life would just past away; it just doesn’t bother me thereafter where my soul goes, I can never forget what my mindset at that point of time was, Heaven is insignificant to me. So, I’ll just go about my life doing what many people is still doing today, that is, living and struggling for the right to stay alive in this part of the world. It is good that I still have good conscience in me. The improved intelligent that was once conditioned by THE WISDOM, I used it for good purpose.

Many Christian friends, 5 of them (including a very good RSAF friend, who is now a Pastor in a well known Church) could not bring me back to the Kingdom of God. My path back to Kingdom of God has to be prepared by someone whom we respect and loved. The someone who has been faithful, humble and in constant fasting and prayer. She brought me to Church and I was rebuked 3 times by Our Lord Jesus. He had proven far beyond my human intelligent that he is my BEST businessman and the Only Solution to ALL PROBLEMS faced by mankind.

To be honest, after being reborn on 2nd December 2007. I still don’t really grasp the Heaven’s reality, can’t Visualize nor feel it. But my good friend had come back to me, The Gift of Wisdom by our Helper, the Holy Spirit. Yes, the Intelligent is getting nourished and reconditioned again to help me see the light of God, our Lord Jesus. And the words I spoke and wrote is thus seasoned by the Salt again, gaining favors. I wanted to tell people about this promotion to higher Spiritual Level as compared to more than 20 years back but somehow I decided to hold back because of concern that people may not take it positively. Then, on 19th April 2008, our Church had a service by invited speaker, Rev Dr Kim SungHae, she said earnestly that WISDOM helped her to be a Professional Shopper. This spur me to boldly declare the Spiritual Gifts that my Partner, our Holy Spirit had brought into me, giving glory to our Lord Jesus Christ. I did this on 24th May 2008 at the first chapter of 9 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit by Rev. Richard Roberts 2 Apr 2006 Of course when I did this by telling some Christian about it, they had these unhealthy worldly thinking that I am trying to show off or that I think too highly of myself. In fact, I had someone who told me off that I think too highly of myself. Well, should I be angry with the person or feel sad about it? Why bother? I am doing God’s Will, I rejoiced every moment doing God’s will, why care about those down to earth human thought? During one of the Church service in the Month of May 2008, Rev Dr Kong Hee said “Just like you’re celebrating your friends’ birthday, your friend appreciates your gift. In the same way our Father in Heaven will give us Spiritual Gift by manifestation of Holy Spirit, we should also boldly declare and gives thanks to our Heavenly Father too.” Hallelujah! That message really comes as a Gift of Faith for me, because the message gives me the assurance that I am doing the right thing by boldly declared the Spiritual Gifts that my Partner, Our Holy Spirit had brought into me.

It is this intimacy of closer walk with our Lord Jesus with the help of Holy Spirit that I started to feel the important of Heaven, though I can’t feel nor visualize it yet. Slightly more than 20 years back, I was a strong Christian. Back then, I was only able to interpret Biblical symbols and wrote some poems. Today, I am able to write parables, create web site, breaking and tweaking php codes, know how to run the web hosting business and receive Vision and write more articles. Please read the rest of the articles; there are testimony of how my prayers were answered and a few occasions, even though I did not pray for certain thing to happen our Lord Jesus knows my heart well; he had overwhelmingly satisfied my desire without me asking for it in prayer; two blessed happenings. I did not write in any article as yet. One Friday morning, I was reading the Book of Leviticus 10:9, I wanted to know the meaning of Tabernacle but somehow I forgot to check on the Dictionary. The same night, CG meeting us had a lesson on the Tabernacle. When I am hungry for knowledge, our Lord Jesus just arranged it for me. Same for any brother and sister, if you are hungry for knowledge and spiritual growth, Our Lord Jesus will provide for you. The other happened on one Sunday morning service; a brother bought me a book titled “Undercover”. I wanted so much to know how to reveal messages to certain senior and yet not to let them feel as though I am going against THE AUTHORITY. This book that was supernaturally bought by one of my brother thus taught and showed me how to do it. That is, reveal whatever I see and hear to senior in the same way a prophet was telling the King about certain warning and prophecy with respect. Well, my work has been completed at this ground and by the grace of Our Lord Jesus; I was brought to another new ground now.

So, it is these closers walk with our Lord Jesus with the help of Holy Spirit, that my life becomes more complete and meaningful. I can never be alone anymore, because, my partner, Our Holy Spirit is always with me. What he excite or tell me to do, I cannot refuse. It is this intimacy with God, Our Lord Jesus that I feel, joyful, secure, work wiser and has the capacity to do more things. Provisions after provisions of my needs without fail. Finally, a breakthrough, my Sister Laura wrote a Review on “Heaven is So Real.” and she lend me the book. After reading this book, I can Visualize and feel that Heaven is Real! Hallelujah. You can see my review by clicking this link Title Personal review of Choo Thomas’s book “Heaven is so real” Perhaps, that is the reason why our Lord Jesus had to use Sister Choo Thomas to write this book, as there are many Christian like myself, can’t feel nor visualize Heaven. I strongly encourage all backslided Christian to come back to our Lord Jesus, maybe you are in the same shoe as me, you felt the same way as me “Heaven is insignificant, I’ll just live this part of my life.” Give yourself a chance to have closer walk with the Holy Spirit and not only that you will feel as being loved as the Son of Heavenly Father but also you are able to visualized and feel that Heaven is Real. Non-believer too, if our natural father can do good things for us. Our Heavenly father can do even much greater things for you!

9 Gifts Of The Holy Spirit by Rev. Richard Roberts 2 Apr 2006

Chapter 1 – Revelation Gift

This is Transcript from Audio Sermon by Richard Roberts (Guest Speaker) for City Harvest Church. We try our best to accurately record down whatever that is spoken. Certain message has been left out.

Based on 1Cor 12:3-13
Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost. Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all. But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal. For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; To another faith by the same Spirit; to another the gifts of healing by the same Spirit; To another the working of miracles; to another prophecy; to another discerning of spirits; to another divers kinds of tongues; to another the interpretation of tongues: But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.”

There has been much confusion over the Spiritual Gifts concerning the holy spiritual. Today we’ll talk about the 9 Spiritual Gifts of the Holy Spirit. As a matter of fact, I knew 7 of the Spiritual Gifts had operated in me. However these Spiritual Gifts may had already operated in you and you are not aware of it. The Gifts don’t have to be operated one at time. Sometimes, multiple Gifts can operate together at the same time. Last night Gift of Knowledge came to me and 3 who are deaf are being healed, this morning the same is going to be happened. Some people said to me that I have spiritual gifts. No, that is not correct! We have to be get this terminology correct, Spiritual Gifts belongs to God, it don’t belong to Man. It is the Holy Spirit who have the Spiritual gifts that operated in me. There are 3 categories of the Spiritual Gifts, THE REVELATION GIFT, THE POWER GIFT AND VOCAL GIFT, now we start with Revelation Gift, go to Chapter 2 for Power Gift and Chapter 3 for Vocal Gift.

1. Words of Wisdom

Have you come across where at certain situation, you don’t know what to say or do? Then what of sudden, out of nowhere, you said or do something that solved the problem. You said to yourself “Wow, where did that come from?” Human intelligent could not apprehend the situation and is not aware that it came from the word of Wisdom from the Holy Spirit.
Elijah fed by the ravens
1King 17:2-7 “And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan. And it shall be, that thou shalt drink of the brook; and I have commanded the ravens to feed thee there. So he went and did according unto the word of the LORD: for he went and dwelt by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.And the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening; and he drank of the brook. And it came to pass after a while, that the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land.”

This provision of food brought by ravens is supernatural. Then Elijah, the prophet went on to met the Widow.

Elijah and the widow of Zarephath 1King 17:8-16 “And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.So he arose and went to Zarephath. And when he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow woman was there gathering of sticks: and he called to her, and said, Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink. And as she was going to fetch it, he called to her, and said, Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thine hand. And she said, As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but an handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die. And Elijah said unto her, Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me, and after make for thee and for thy son. For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth. And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah.
The word of Wisdom operated through Elijah, even though he knew that she and her son is going to die by consuming the food, he still ask for it. Then what happened next is that the flour was not used up nor did the jar of oil run dries. And she can prepare thousands of meal, all because she is willing to listen and obey Elijah.

Last time when my Father went to India for his ministry. He is 88 yrs old now. One of the Church member’s son had died. And this pastor said that he don’t believe in Healing. But the father trust the son to him and he becomes alive after prayer. Then the pastor wondered if he is doing the right thing. Then quick as a flash, word of wisdom came to my father and he said why don’t you ask the child whether you are doing the right thing?
Another example is in John Chapter 8, you all know the story of a woman caught in adultery. John 8:3: And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst, John 8:4-11 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
The Word of Wisdom came to Jesus “He that is without sin among you, let hime first cast a stone at her.” This word of wisdom set the Woman free, when Jesus said that he “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

2. A word of knowledge

A word of knowledge is supernatural information that is not available to human mind about certain condition of a situation.

2 King Chapter 6 2nd King has the best example of the word of knowledge. Well, you said that is old testament. Yes, that is true but it is the same Holy Spirit who has been active not just in new testament day but also in Old testament days. Let me said a strong word today for a man who has been administrating for the past 30 over years. There are many people around the world today who would said that they don’t need Old testament anymore. That is a lie. No one has cut the old testament out of the Bible. Well, there are people who say that new testament came to replace the old testament and that is not true eitheir. New testament as a matter of fact came to fulfill the old testament. Are you all getting into the spirit this morning? Because there are grievous wolf who will come and they are around now. They are around now in this part of the world and also on my part of the world. They would say grievous thing that will discourage the elate and persuaded that what they believe is not true because they are trying to take the blood of Jesus away. You know as I pray today, I talked about the blood of Jesus. There are many denominations that are taking out the mention of the blood of Jesus because they don’t want the people to be offended. But I’ve got news for you, without the shedding of blood of Jesus, there will be no redemption. Without the shed blood of Jesus, you will not be Christian. Thank God for the shed blood of Jesus. Don’t allow any false prophet speak into your life. Don’t walk away from them. Run away from them. We as a Christian must stand up for the Bible.
Lift up your Bible and say
“This is my Bible.
I am what it say I am.
I have what it say I have.
I can do what it say I can do.
From Genesis to Revelation, every word is inspired by the Holy Spirit.
Now everyone give a shout for the Lord. Wow”

2King 6:10-12 And the king of Israel sent to the place which the man of God told him and warned him of, and saved himself there, not once nor twice. Therefore the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing; and he called his servants, and said unto them, Will ye not shew me which of us is for the king of Israel? And one of his servants said, None, my lord, O king: but Elisha, the prophet that is in Israel, telleth the king of Israel the words that thou speakest in thy bedchamber.”

Every battle plan of Syria is being make known to Elisha. And the Syria King was very angry and he thought that there is spy within his camp.

John 4:7-19 “There cometh a woman of Samaria to draw water: Jesus saith unto her, Give me to drink. (For his disciples were gone away unto the city to buy meat.) Then saith the woman of Samaria unto him, How is it that thou, being a Jew, askest drink of me, which am a woman of Samaria? for the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans. Jesus answered and said unto her, If thou knewest the gift of God, and who it is that saith to thee, Give me to drink; thou wouldest have asked of him, and he would have given thee living water. The woman saith unto him, Sir, thou hast nothing to draw with, and the well is deep: from whence then hast thou that living water? Art thou greater than our father Jacob, which gave us the well, and drank thereof himself, and his children, and his cattle? Jesus answered and said unto her, Whosoever drinketh of this water shall thirst again: But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life. The woman saith unto him, Sir, give me this water, that I thirst not, neither come hither to draw. Jesus saith unto her, Go, call thy husband, and come hither. The woman answered and said, I have no husband. Jesus said unto her, Thou hast well said, I have no husband: For thou hast had five husbands; and he whom thou now hast is not thy husband: in that saidst thou truly. The woman saith unto him, Sir, I perceive that thou art a prophet.”
Thus the word of knowledge was given to Jesus when he told the Samaria woman that she have 5 husbands and the one that she currently have is not her husband. Samaria woman is half-breed during that time, there is racial barrier. The Jews look down on Samaria and yet Jesus asked water from her and tell her that if she had known him, she would have asked water from him because whoever drink the water from him will never thirst again and shall have everlasting life. There is so many Racial barrier in our modern day but yet, Our Lord Jesus had already broken that barrier long time ago when he talk to Samaria woman. Immediately, she proclaim that Jesus is the Prophet.

While preaching in Africa. I received a phone call from President of Zambia, he invited me to his country. I met him at the Palace and since he is a Christian, we all bend down our knee and pray. The President invited me to Hold a National Healing crusade. I was very thrill when God give a word of knowledge which I didn’t understand and don’t want to receive. Tell the president’s wife that she had stomach condition which God want to heal. Are you sure God, I just got invited for National Healing crusade, I don’t want to jeopardized my invitation to the National Healing Crusade. What if whatever I said is not correct? I asked God if he really want me to tell this to President’s wife. Sometime we don’t understand the word of knowledge given to us and we just have to obey the Holy Spirit. So I told her and she was completely amazed with tears in her eyes that how is it possible that she had stomach condition for 3 years, and been hospitalized, had surgery and just won’t heal the stomach problem, and how is it that I knew her condition. That day I prayed for her and she was immediately cured. Now, that is the operation of the word of knowledge.

3. Discerning Spirits

Now, what I said is discerning spirits. Not discerning of faults. Have you come across people who likes to point out other people’s faults? What I am talking about is the discerning of spirits. Have you ever experience when you stepped into a room, suddenly the room felt cold or when you shake hand with someone and just want to let go the hand as soon as possible because you felt something is wrong with this person? Now, that is the operation of the discerning of spirits.

Acts 16:13-18 “And on the sabbath we went out of the city by a river side, where prayer was wont to be made; and we sat down, and spake unto the women which resorted thither. And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshiped God, heard us: And when she was baptized, and her household, she besought us, saying, If ye have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and abide there. And she constrained us. And it came to pass, as we went to prayer, a certain damsel possessed with a spirit of divination met us, which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying: The same followed Paul and us, and cried, saying, These men are the servants of the most high God, which shew unto us the way of salvation. And this did she many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

Paul been passing the place many times and this woman been said “These man are the servants of the Most high God, who proclaim to us the way of salvation” She did it for many day until Paul was greatly annoyed, turned and said to the spirit, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her.” And he came out that very hour.”
There is a man speaking false tongue barking like a dog. His mouth is foaming. Then I commanded in Jesus name to the spirit to come out. Immediately, the bad spirit left the man and fell back. Then when he comes around, he ask for altar call. Then, I said to Lord Jesus that I had not conduct my preaching yet, how could I do altar call. But the Holy Spirit within me asked me to do altar call. So I did, on that day a thousand people received salvation. They responded because they see the spirit come out of the man.

Now that is the operation of the discerning of spirit. And that will happened to believer and when that happened you have to ask God what you trying to say to me and what you want me to do about it? And I can assure you that God will show you how to deal with the situation.
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 Chapter 2 – Power Gift

1. Gifts of Healing

There are various types of Gifts Healing
Laying of Hands
Anointing of oil
Using of Prayer Cross
Good work for Healing of lord

Acts 19:11- 12 And God wrought special miracles by the hands of Paul. So that from his body were brought unto the sick handkerchiefs or aprons, and the diseases departed from them, and the evil spirits went out of them.
Acts 3:3 -12 Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms. And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said, Look on us. And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk. And he took him by the right hand, and lifted him up: and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. And he leaping up stood, and walked, and entered with them into the temple, walking, and leaping, and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple: and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened unto him. And as the lame man which was healed held Peter and John, all the people ran together unto them in the porch that is called Solomon’s, greatly wondering. And when Peter saw it, he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?

I remembered during a healing session, a man had back problem for 25 years. And I laid my hand on him and I felt the spirit come on him. But I knew he was sick for a long time, it would be difficult for him to do what I said. Because when you got sick, sickness seems to pull you down. And it is hard for the man to pull himself up. That’s why Peter and John lifted the man up. And then I said to the man to bend over but he said he cannot, that’s why he came for prayer. Then I told him would you stop saying you cannot bend over and start somewhere. Healing , sometimes is not instantaneous, it takes over a period of time. So he bend over a few times, a big smile come to his face. Healing is a process and each time it get better and better. Those are the operation of the Gifts of healing.
I was telling pastors about the story. I must tell you the story because I am going to Taiwan soon, to tell the same story. Many years ago when Taiwan was known as Formosa, sometime in 1950, Chan Kai Shek was the leader of the country at that time, I am sure this will ring the bell to many of you. And they are having a crusade in the indoor stadium, my father method was always laying on hands, God manifested the word of knowledge to me but use his hand and still does and there were not many Miracles happening, and the government had put a ring of soldiers around to protect the crusade and crowd and not many miracle happened. So my father kept asking why. The minister said to my father that Chinese do not like to be touched. Then a woman came with a large growth at the neck as big as a man’s fist, my father give it a touch and it instantly disappear right in front of their eyes. It changed everything, You want to know who is next in line for prayer? All the two hundred soldiers. Because they saw the miracle of the operation of the Gifts of healing. Last night, I have people turn and face each other and I reminded them that it is written in the bible scripture mentioned that they shall lay hand on the sick and they shall recover, that is the operation of the Gift of healing.

2. Working of Miracles

Working of miracle is supernatural intervention by the Holy Spirit to change or alter a situation. Look at Moses in the book of Exodus, bringing ten plaques on the Egyptians, look at Joshua in Chapter 10 when Israel is loosing the Battle and they need more daylight and Joshua spoke to the Sun and commanded it to stay still and it did, that was the working of the miracles.
I’ll tell you the modern day working of miracles. It is this church. You start working with 20 people and now 20,000 without the working of Miracles this won’t happened. Talk about the working of the Miracle, you have seen it this morning, and it is growing and growing and why? Singapore is strategically and Geographically located in the right place to be a door opener to Asia. And God is going to use you, he is going to use this Church because time is running short. There is a great evangelism of the soul that is coming to the Kingdom and this church is right where it already is, right in the middle of the Asia. That’s why God had manifested in this man and through those who gathers around him because in the natural, you can’t start with 20 people and now you have 20,000. It doesn’t happen except by the working of the Miracles, Let’s give the Praise to the Lord by clapping.

3. Gift of faith

The Gift is something supernatural that takes over when your faith has run its course. When you seems not to be able to believe anymore, God will switch in the operation of Gift of faith so that you can believe. Like a supercharger of a racer car or the afterburner of a fighter jet. When the supercharger or afterburner kicks in, a magnificent increase in speed. It is the same with the Gift of Faith. How many of you had faced the same situation where your faith seemingly cannot believe anymore and suddenly a surge come into your heart and you said Oh yes I can believe this, Oh yes, it can happen, Oh yes it will happen. I didn’t believe that it will happen but now I know that it will happen. After that you wonder where did that came from? That is from the Holy Spirit.
One example is Abraham, when he takes his own son Isaac in the book of Genesis, where he tie him up and wanted to kill him. You can imagine what would your faith be if God were to tell you to kill your first born, and you can imagine what Abraham would have felt. A Gift of faith begins to manifest in him as he said when he got to the mountain because he said, “We are going up and we are coming down.” In the Human situation he would have said “We are going up and I am coming down.” That is the operation of the Gift of Faith. When the manifestation of the Gift of faith is in the live of a Christian, it is dangerous to the Devil who is sitting here this morning. You came here not to have a pad on your shoulder but you came here for the manifestation of the word of God. There is hell out in the street and in this country and God had raised you up at this moment, at this hour and at this time. God will deliver the Gift of faith to his believer in his timing, not yours. I have told God when to do it, I have told God how to do it, I have told God where to do it, I have told God who to do it too and he has never do it the way I want it done. He does it his way. His way is the Best. God’s way is better than your way.

 Chapter 3 – Vocal Gift

1. Gift of Prophecy

The Gift of Prophecy is hearing what God is saying and deliver it. Prophecy points the way, Prophecy gives direction, for edification and comfort. It literally points the way. 1977 a word of Prophecy come me that I will be in the Healing ministry. No one knew that I would have dream of the Healing ministiry. No one knew that I will be in the healing ministry. I have not told anyone and the word of prophecy has to come from a woman whom I didn’t like. I had to apologized to God and I had to apologized to her. A woman is prophesying that God is going to use me in the healing ministry. She said that God will manifest a word of knowledge to you. I didn’t know what the word of knowledge means. But God did and God had told her and she told me. And every word that she prophesied came to pass in my life. This is a pathetic Church because God is speaking to you a direction for Asia. Every week when you gather together, God is giving you new information, new direction, he is giving you new battle plan, a new outlook on this side of the world. And then to spring forward to other nation after that. It is pathetic church, a pathetic work. Why? Because we’re living in the last days. God is wrapping this age up. Some of us maybe well be alive when the rapture of the church occurs. And my friend, I believe in the rapture of the church. I know there are those who don’t believe it but I believe in what the Bible said. I’ll stick my life on the Bible, the bible said there will be a glorious appearance, the Church will be rapture and the dead in Christ will raise first. We said how is he going to handle that? To those who has been buried , those who has been cremated and those who had their body done with all sort of things that we have to build something else and how is he going to handle that? Well, I’ve got news for you, he is God and he can do whatever he wants. I’ve got news for you, write this down. This is worth the entire trip to church this morning. Write this down, it is very important. If you had missed everything that I had said don’t miss this, this is the most important. Are you ready to write it down? Here it is. GOD IS IN CHARGE AND I AM NOT! write it down. When God said jump, you and I have to say hi hi all the way up. He is in charge, this is his Church. We are simply a steward in it. Yes I am a President of a major university with over 5,000 students and it is credited on every level. Yes, I am a cheap Executive Officer. Yes I have power. But it is not my University, it is God’s University. I am just a cheap steward. I am just the local pastor of that University. God is in charge, he makes the agenda, he sets the battle plan and he tells me what to do. And I say, Yes Sir, I’ll do it. Don’t you ever messed. Yes, I messed up all the time because I am a human being, I make mistakes. I am glad the newspaper didn’t know anything about me that I know. Have ever make a mistake put you your hand up, Have you ever make more than two mistake put up both hand. Don’t worry, I am not going to ask you to put up both legs. We’re human being, we make mistakes. But the Bible said, we have this treasure in this earthen vessel. And God works through people. Short, tall, thin, fat, good looking, not so good looking. God works through people. He loves people, he gives his son to die for people for the lost.

2. Gift of tongue and 3. Interpretation of tongue

This will help you to help Christian who do not have the daily life of dealing with the Holy Spirit. They love the Lord, they gave their life to Christ but they are not what we call Charismatic. I am not trying to be critical this morning but I am trying to help you. I am giving this message to you this morning and all the minister all over the world that God prophesied over me that I will be the bridge builder between denominational group who believe in the Holy Spirit activity and others who do not believe and yet they still love God. God is using me as an eye opener for them.
Now we shall deal with Gift of tongue and interpretation of tongue. This two must be deal with togther because when one manifested in you, the other will too. The Gift of tongue and interpretation of tongue is sovereign. It is different from your daily devotional prayer language. Right in the middle of prayer and worship, the musicians stopped pray out aloud in tongue and all of Pastor Kong stewards and all stewards began to pray in tongue. Every born again believer has the right to pray in tongue. Why ? Because when you’ve got saved, the Holy Spirit came in, the bible said and borne witness with your spirit that you are born again. Every born again believer has the Gift of tongue, you cannot get saved without the Holy Spirit. So when the believe get saved, the Holy Spirit comes into your heart and every born again believer has the right to pray in tongue. That is NOT the Gift of tongue and Interpretation of tongue. What we did this morning is to pray congressionally in tongue.

Roman 8:26 – 27 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
We can all pray in tongue at will. And we can pray in tongue then in English and the Devil has no Idea of what is being prayed.
I remembered I prayed for a man who was in a coma, there were tubes and wires running in and out of his body, his family grab on me like I was a life preserver in the pacific ocean. There is the man, and I didn’t know what to do. I look at him and start to pray in tongue, then I stopped and then when I prayed in English, and as I prayed in English God showed me where I was to lay my hand on him and how I was to pray and say in english. When I pray in english God gives me direction, he awaken and was no longer in coma. That was the benefit in praying in tongue. I did not pray in tongue because I can pray better than anyone else. I prayed in tongue because I need help. I don’t know what to pray for as I always asked. Paul told us that “Out of my Valley, Jesus say shall flow river of living water. He was speaking of the Holy Spirit and every born again believer has the right to pray in tongue and that is not the operation of the Gift of tongue. That is just a devotional daily prayer. Did you received something from the Lord. You’ll find that from time to time, God will manifest different gifts to you. It may seem strange and unusual to you. Here is what you’ll do, ask “What are you trying to show me and what do you want me to do in Jesus name.” I enjoyed teaching of the Gifts of the Spirit. I was raised to be rebellious. Not to be offer attention, not to be offer some different kind of doctrine that separate from the Bible. And that is what you want to be. You don’t want to be impressed by separate doctrine. I know there are those who live on the edge all the time. I don’t want to be on the edge, I want to be right down in the middle. Before I pray for you, I want to tell you a story and I think it is appropriate.
Back in 1800, Well Fargo was looking for drivers for their state coach. They have to drive above 12,000 ft to reach another states. And the drivers brat to each other, saying how close they can get to the edge of the road. One young man wanted to withdraw his application. And being asked why, he said he want to drive only on the middle. He don’t want to risk his life at the edge. Then Well Fargo man hired him saying that this is the type of driver he want. Many lives were lost because people are driving to the edge. So the message is “Don’t live at the Edge of your life!” But walk in the middle where God is in control. Now all just pray, Praise the LORD, Hellelujah !
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Praise the Lord, completed
My hearties thanks to my Home CHC, for providing this wonderful audio message online. And for arranging many famous speaker so that I can learn from them and grow spiritually to next higher level.
Having gone through this audio had helped me to recognize 3 to 5 Spiritual Gifts operated in me by the Holy Spirit.
I wanted to Praise Lord for the Wisdom, discernment, knowledge, prophecy, faith and others which I was not sure if had I perceived correctly until I listened to this Audio.
I really thanks Lord for giving us Rev Dr Richard Roberts for his help in revealing my Spiritual ability.
Also thanks Lord for having brought in Rev Dr Kim Sunghae and many others for giving me assurance and confident in declaring what our Lord has done for me. She said “The Wisdom that God gave her, make her a Professional Shopper. Power of Wisdom from Holy Spirit gives you Vision and Dream.”
I am just a G.C.E. O Level, Never attend any Bible School, nor any Literature class, hardly read any books, never attend any computer programming language.
20 years back, I was only able to interpret Biblical symbols and wrote some poems. Today, I am able to write parables, create web site, breaking and tweaking php codes, know how to run the web hosting business and receive Vision and write more articles. (Including this web site that I had done personally and sponsor it.) All this, I owe it our Holy Spirit, (MY BEST PARTNER FOREVER) who brought in these spiritual gifts from Kingdom of Heaven. Praise the God, Our Lord Jesus. I sincerely hope that individual Christian who read this message can recognize their spiritual gifts in them and for Non-believer, with this true Story, you’ll know that God is real and very much alive. It is not about religion but connecting back to God. Only way, RECEIVE JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR LIVE FOR ETERNAL SALVATION. Hellelujah! Amen
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Man Seeking Wisdom

Catch the wind
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Man Seeking Wisdom

God created earth and Wind,
The wind blows from North to South.
East to West as it pleases.
Man knows nothing about how the wind moves.
It comes and goes as it pleases.
Sometimes it cools the heated mother earth.
Sometimes it fans the wild raging forest fire.
Making the fire grow wilder, destroying homes and
lives in its path of wrath.
For mankind is powerless against it.
He can’t contain it nor chase after it.
Trying to find out where and when the wind blow,
Is like seeking wisdom from God.
Silly man will try to chase after the wind.
He would said “Here comes the wind!”
He said “I want to catch it by chasing”
North, he goes chasing after the wind.
South, he goes chasing after the wind.
East, he goes chasing after the wind.
West, he goes chasing after the wind.
But he becomes a broken down man all too soon!
Because he catches Nothing!
Wisdom from God is not for man to seek.
It is for man to ask from God in prayer and it will be given as gift.
Would you waste your time waiting for maple leaves to drop from the Tree?
Or would you collect maple leaves with proper planning?
For God had created the Seasons and time for everything.
Wiseman who had gotten wisdom from God will gathers maple leaves
during the correct season, the falls; abundantly!”

Added notes 1/4/2009 While our hearts go out and cry for the victims of Australia worst fire on 9th Feb 2009, there was nothing much that can be done against this natural disasters. No one knows why. But who can fight against the Wind that fan the fire? News BBC NEWS

How to ask for Wisdom? Read and understand:-
Mattew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”
Was Uriah Heep song depicting a man’s acknowledgement of the only way, the only way to real wisdom is through Lord Jesus but as the song depicted people chosen the easy way in the end… very sad.
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[wp_ad_camp_2] I sat before the wise man In the autumn of my youth
And I told him all The things I had to know
He said you have the future If you need to find the truth
And in his eyes I saw that it was so
So I came right out And asked him The meaning of life
And has he smiled I saw a twinkle in his eyes
He said with all his years There’s still so much He has to learn
And I saw that it was so
Keep on living, loving Waiting your turn
It’s the only way to Ease your concern
If you want to find Your dream, be sure You don’t wake up too soon
Or you’ll find it easier Shooting for the moon
Wise man, wise man
Which way shall I run There’s so many roads
So many ways to turn
I am like a blind man Lost in the sun
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
But I’m looking for An easy way to learn
Wise man, wise man
Which way shall I run
There’s so many roads So many ways to turn
I am like a blind man Lost in the sun
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
But I’m looking for An easy way to learn
Oh, wise man Oh wise man
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
Wise man, wise man too
Which way shall I run
There’s so many roads So many ways to turn
I am like a blind man Lost in the sun
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
But I’m looking for An easy way to learn
Oh, wise man Oh wise man I wanna be like you
And be a wise man too I wanna be like you
And be a wise man too
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
Which way shall I run
There’s so many roads So many ways to turn
I am like a blind man Lost in the sun
I wanna be like you And be a wise man too
But I’m looking for An easy way to learn