Which face should I show?
In this part of the world, especially Chinese culture, Face is so Important!!!
We heard of Chinese saying “Give me face” Meaning “Give me the respect I entitled by giving in to me”
We also heard of another Chinese saying “I don’t want to lost face” Meaning “I don’t want to be embarrassed or lost respect”
Added Notes: 19/05/2009 by Stanley
Even Jonah, the prophet care very much of HIS FACE, because God sent him to prophesied to Nineveh “Yet forty days, and Nineveh shall be overthrown!” So the people of Nineveh, even the King himself put on sackcloth and repented. Jonah 3:10 “So God relented from the disaster that He had said He would bring upon them, and He did not do it.”
So Jonah “lost face” because what he prohesied did not happened, and he was angry with God. Jonah 4:1-2 “So he prayed to the LORD, and said, “Ah, LORD, was not this what I said when I was still in my country? Therefore I fled previously to Tarshish; for I know that YOu are a gracious and merciful God, slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, One who relents from doing harm.”
Jonah even wanted to die because he had “Lost his face”
Jonah 4:3 “Therefore now, O LORD, please take my life from me, for it is better for me to die than to live!” Very childish isn’t it? But God still love him as his child, he taught him a lesson.
What about Christian, which face should we show all the time to be a good testimony for Our Lord Jesus Christ?
Rev 4:7 “And the first beast was like a lion, and the second beast like a calf, and the third beast had a face as a man, and the fourth beast was like a flying eagle.”
This revelation was shared by Mrs Ang (Wife of Pastor Ang in Nee Soon), almost 30 yrs back, a Pentecostal Church.
Mrs Ang explained,
The four beasts represent the character of a gifted loyal Christian and Lord Jesus have the face of Humanity all the times. (With the help of our Holy Spirit, I further interprete the meaning of this passage, which was almost 30 years ago).
Face of a Lion, you must be brave and ferocious as a lion, able to charge forward and attack and kill the unholy.
Face of a Calf, you must be willing to be a slave, you slave for long hours, even with tear in your eyes, you still slave on
Face of a Man, you must possess humanity, this should be the face in the front ALL THE TIME, showing love, grace and Kindness.
Face of an Eagle, you must be able to see things from high above, with sharp eyes and quick to pick up and discern between the Good and Evil with pinpoint accuracy which is the ability to see supernatural. No one can see this spiritual character.
Brother and Sister, being children of God. What character face do we have and what face do we show most of the time? Do we show Humanity all the time or the other faces?
Addon notes 14/05/2009, testimony by Doufang Billy on 26th April 2009 “Do we have to show to people our suffering face? If I am sick, do I have to show to people my sickly face all the time so that people will take pity on me. NO! I will still show the loving face of Lord Jesus, radiant with brightness.”
And yet sometimes, we have to roar like a Lion, showing God’s wrath.
Mattew 21:12 “And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves”
Is chasing out people in the temple peaceful? Turning over tables, very gentle? Definitely NOT! If you were there at that time, you’d witnessed Our Lord Jesus’ ferocious anger, he must had roared like a lion and attack and overturned the table violently as it was mentioned in the Bible. Our Lord Jesus does showed anger, but very very seldom. What we have all the time is his Face Of Humanity, Loving, caring and Teaching people all the time!
Do not be despair, my friends, if you don’t have all the characters that are required of a Christian. You just have to be constantly be doing God’s work, praying and asking for spiritual gifts, for it is mentioned in the Bible.
James 2:26 “For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
So not only you must have faith in God but also be a doer of God’s work. As you sharpen your skill, you are also enlarging your ability, our Holy Spirit will bring in more spirit gifts into you for HIM to administers. But if you do not want to do more work, just be contended with doing some tasks, thereby limiting yourself. Then, how can you do more work for God? A good steward for Lord Jesus is one who is without four walls but willing to increase his capacity at anytime. Now, that is the Good steward of God.
Mattew 7:7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you.”
So, you have to be constantly asking for more of Lord Jesus and it will be given. In fact once you had progressed to the level of sonship, your wish that is according to God’s will will be fulfill. Listen to my Second Audio speech for this Revelation.
Part 1 Testimony of Reborn, Angels protecting you and You have Gift of Prophecy.WMV Or
Part 2 The 3 levels of spiritual growth. .Mp3
Receiving these spiritual gifts is not for fun!
Only those who have great spiritual responsibility, a reliable son of God, then God, our Lord Jesus will approve the anointment of these Gifts and The Helper, the Holy Spirit who had dwell in you will help you administrate and prospers.