Two weeks back was very blessed message by Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae.
19/4/08 – Theme of the Message was “The short journey to Kingdom of Heaven.
20/4/08 – The four power of Holy Spirit.
After the service, I shared with a Brother about the different between Preaching of Biblical Message during yesteryear as compared to today. Twenty years back then, was Evangelism by Billy Graham. Those days, more emphasis was on the teaching of Christianity doctrine. While today, more is emphasized on the important of Holy Spirit, Our Helper, and stronger prayer to GOD, Our Lord Jesus. The conversation somehow cut short, as he is usually very busy.
**ADDED NOTES 05/05/08
What did Billy Graham preach more than thirty years ago, I think 1978. I had totally forgotten what was preached. But I really Praise God, Our Lord Jesus for The Holy Spirit helping me record accurately. Sunday Service, 04/05/08 received a copy of Harvest Times, Issue 34 Pg 26 2nd last Para, “Billy Graham came to me and said, Dr. Cho, I really appreciated that message on the Holy Spirit. In my preaching, I should stress more about the importance of the person of Holy Spirit. I have been praying in my daily life, but I have never set aside a definite hour to pray. Now I am going to make definite time to pray.”
27/4/08 – Service by Our Pastor Kong Hee
Prior to the start of Service, I was sharing with 2 of my Brother in Christ. I asked them if they had pondered upon Why Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae said that the JOURNEY TO KINGDOM OF HEAVEN IS A SHORT JOURNEY? Well, both of them shaked their head to acknowledge that they do not think of it.
I answered them. Remember Our Pastor Tan teaching of 2 big words?
Service on 30/03/08
Ambivalence – Simultaneous contradictory attitudes or feelings
Bible reference James 4:17 “Therefore, to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin.
Psalm 119:113 “I hate the double-minded, But I love you?re law.
People with 2 minds is not capable of doing God’s work
Procrastination – Maybe do it tomorrow.
So I said to my two brothers. If we perceived that Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is long, then we will procrastinate on a lot of things, especially doing the will of God, Our Lord Jesus. We should have correct mindset to think that Journey to Kingdom of Heaven is Short. We don’t have much time. By knowing the urgently due to lack of time, we will then do many things that God, our Lord Jesus wants us to do. As a matter of fact, the second coming of Christ is near. See many events happening. Now we even have a Person claiming to replaced Jesus, calling himself building the New Kingdom of God. But I inform my 2 brothers that, this person is not the one, the Bible talked about. I had examined his message, claiming to be Instruction from God. My discernment tells me that message was simply converted from Bible passage and yet so many people can believe in him. Rest assured that his Nakedness of Shame will be revealed soon and he will run away with the money. In fact it is a BIG harvest field but laborers are few unfortunately. Then the Sunday Service started, Pastor Kong Hee preached about Prayer and the second reason for Prayer in Tongue “Praise”, he said that he went to Philiphines and one of the native there said that he spoke fluently in their language unknowingly. He was saying ” The Second coming of Christ is near” My personal revelation is this “Only those who have the Holy Spirit, Wisdom with discernment can differential the One that will come before the Second coming of Christ.” Practice Faith Now; let the Holy Spirit take full control!
Now, Brothers and Sisters, that was the same message I said before the Church service start, and in fact last week I would have shared with brother about this Revelation of Second coming of Christ. Praised the Lord, Jesus. Hallelujah !!! I really thank him for sending the Holy Spirit, The Helper unto me, so that I can be messenger for God. In fact, we are all Messenger for God, Our Lord Jesus. The day we accepted Christ as our Savior. We received our 1st commandment, which is to spread the Gospel. Many tend to procrastinate on the spreading of Gospel. Unfortunate, some are being advised not to do it because senior Christian thinks that they are still young in Christ. This is definitely, not in accordance with commandment. I personally advised my 2 new Christians that though they might not have attended Bible Class. They can always tell people this “My life is now more meaningful, I attended regular Cell Group meeting every Friday like extended family, learning new things and also every Sunday Morning attend Church Service.” I advice them to invite friends to Sunday Service if they want to know more about Salvation. So there is no need to quote Bible Phrase?
If really must share Bible Script then can use this: –
“For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”
If the friends want to know more, just invite them to the Sunday Service where Pastor and senior Christian can teach more in-depth knowledge. And yet, we have people worry that they can’t spread the Gospel. Preventing them from doing God’s work. Worry or fears don’t come from God.
Praise our Lord Jesus, I really felt very Blessed with this union of Holy Message. Then, Pastor Kong Hee also mentioned exact word by word of something, which I wrote on 18th December 2007. http://www.esharingportal.com/eshare/viewstory.php?sid=20 “Plant your Vision in your Mind, so that your heart and Soul can works towards achieving it”
by Stanley 18th Dec 2007″ This is in relation to the 5th reason for speaking in tongue, REVELATION
Here is the Sunday Sermon.
THE IMPORTANT OF PRAYER.
Pastor Kong Hee talked about Rev. Dr Kim Sunghae’s sharing of how prayer had helped her in the early days and today, the biggest church in the world with 750,000 member contributing 4% of Whole Korean’s GDP.
The Sermon: –
Book of 1 Chronicles 4:19
Two names mentioned, Jabez and David. Jabez’s prayer: –
1. Blessing from God.
2. Enlarge his Territory.
3. Hand of God.
4. God to keep him from Evil.
God answered his Prayer.
Mark 16: 15 “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature.”
When we prayed in tongue, at least that is the confirmation of Holy Spirit dwelling in us. Here are the 5 reasons for Prayer in tongue: –
1. Edification – 1 Cor 14:4 , Charging up to connect to God
2. Praise God – Acts 2:11 “Went to Philiphine, the Native said that he spoke their Language fluently, Praising about the Second Coming of Christ.”
3. Intercession – Rom 8:20 , Holy Spirit connect us to God.
4. Spiritual Warfare – Eph 6:18, Full Armour of God.
**5. Revelations – 1 Cor 14:15 Most Important ACTs 2:1-4, 16.
Mentions about getting Visions, received Revelations. Encourage Individual to plant their Vision in their mind so that their Heart and Soul will work towards achieving it.
** This part of the message union with what I wrote on 18th Dec 2007. Not only that you need to have Revelations upon revelations and confirmations upon confirmations because Vision are not complete till more revelation comes along.