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God’s Way of Welcoming Change.

Circumstance is just a canvas. What’s painted on it depends on our heart’s attitude and our life’s principles. Don't be afraid of change. If God allows change, it is for good. The world is always changing, but the righteous people will not waver. Whatever we face, we can adapt and find God’s purpose and plan. In every change, there is a blessing prepared by God for believers who can grasp the guidance of the Word. The best way to find blessings in change starts from an intimacy with God. Following God must be with a calm heart and a calm soul,

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The Dimension of Blessing

God longs and is very willing to bless us. He wants us to receive the blessings from Him, because He is our Father. Do not take pride in our abilities and connections, but rely on God instead.  The first phrase in Genesis 1:28 says, “God blessed them.” Notice the first word was “God”. God is the Source and the Subject, while we become the objects. The dimension of blessings is created by the Giver of the blessings, not the blessing itself. Our relationship with God is the greatest means to be successful in life, in spite of our connections, degrees, or

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Holy Spirit in Our Weakness

The Holy Spirit’s role is to help us in our weakness. The Holy Spirit is gifted to us because we are empty and weak. The work of the Holy Spirit has given us the strength to live up to today. When we are weak and wrestling with sin, we need the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is gifted to us because God so loved us. Whatever we have done or have not achieved, it does not lessen or increase God’s love for us. His love is sufficient for us.  The Holy Spirit is gifted to us in our weakness for three purposes:  1.

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Love That Lasts Forever

The most frequently-asked question among young people, when it comes to finding God’s will, could be “Who’s my life partner?” Once found, the two “lovebirds” need to diligently learn and master the art of becoming one after they say “I do.” How do you build a love relationship that would last forever? It’s true that romance makes a marriage beautiful, but we have to admit it that it takes more than just that to barely survive the daily bumps and storms, much more to make a holy matrimony last a lifetime! With his God-given wisdom, Solomon wrote a diary about committed

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Keep Our Faith

Keep your faith – When Jesus touches you and nothing happens“They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” (Mark 8:22-23)When Jesus touched the blind man by the hand, was the person healed? He was not healed yet though Jesus already touched him. Therefore, trust in the Lord and do not lean on our own understanding. God’s ways

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Secret To Success

The verse above explains how David’s heart cried out, longing for God’s presence. As David uttered those words, he stripped himself off all his high positions, including as king of Israel, just to be under God and close to His heart. I  covet this verse for us. Whatever worldly status we pride ourselves in, God longs for us to come back to the heavenly one—the root of our being—that we are just His sons and daughters who long to love Him. As a matter of fact, a heart like this is the beginning of a true breakthrough and a sure sign

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Ezra 2 - Returning to His Plan (Teaching Series of The Book of Ezra)

Welcome to the yellow pages of the book of Ezra! Biblical verses such as the above are probably skipped—or skimmed—the most by Bible readers. I’m even sure that we haven’t even bothered to ask why these verses are important at all or how they could mean anything to us. Let me shed some revelation of the Holy Spirit upon such seemingly “meaningless” scriptures: the long-winded list of names only prove that our God is a very personal God and every person is precious in His eyes! Not a single name is missed by Him. Every time I read verses like these, I

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Ezra 1 - Returning to His Plan (Teaching Series of The Book of Ezra)

Let me present to you a phenomenal event in human history and a touching story about how a group of people returned to their God! In the time of Ezra, the scattered and exiled nation of Israel made her way home to Jerusalem to rebuild the ruins of the Temple of the Lord. Nowadays, God calls us to do the same—to rebuild our lives in His plan. If your life has drifted away from God’s presence lately, hurry back to Him because the Lord is waiting for you! This is our comfort that we could return to Him today! The Lord

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Kings And Priests

In the Old Testament, there was an intertwined relationship between kings and priests. This was especially demonstrated and displayed by the relationship between David and Samuel. As a high priest, Samuel stood as the nation’s mediator to the God of Israel. He wasn’t carrying a plain-sailing task. He never ceased interceding for the nations’ king, David. In truth, the whole kingdom of Israel was somehow contingent upon Samuel’s standing with God. What amazes me is the fact that young David actually grasped the supernatural office of Samuel as his priest. Despite the fact that David himself was a godly-established king over

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When Heaven Calls Us to Pray

Around twenty one thousand people had packed KenPark Surabaya a few minutes before the praise began. Both public transportations and personal vehicles had flooded the parking yard where Surabaya for Jesus crusade was being held. In two nights from 29 -30th April 2011, as many as two thousand six hundred and fifteen people responded to the altar call to accept Jesus as their Lord and personal Savior. It was one of the living proofs of revival still taking place in the city. When I recall God's movement in this country, I realize that it all started with a single seed

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Hearing God's Voice

The word of God above is a sure promise for every believer, that our spiritual life would get stronger and stronger. Ironically, many of us experience the opposite instead! In fact, not a few believers today are spiritually “sleeping”, eventhough their routine ministries go on. God’s life is no longer vibrant in them and there aren’t really new victories. Such spiritual condition is best described by the word Ichabod, found in 1 Samuel 4:21, which menas the glory of the Lord has departed from Israel. What does it take to actually get stronger and stronger spiritually as the Lord promises it?

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A Greater Revival!

Dear friends,From year to year, my life has been filled with life-changing revival testimonies. Quite contrary to a popular belief that revivals have to stop—at some point. I’m convinced that, unless we allow them to end, God would never stop working and the Holy Spirit’s fire never should die down! Therefore, let’s have an ever-increasing faith for a far greater revival which is always before us because God is not yet finished with this world. Recently, God brought my ministry to a new height when, with my own eyes, I witnessed how His power fell upon the American believers in

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Holy Spirit is My Best Friend

Who is the Holy Spirit? Is He still given today, not just in the era of the apostles? Is He equally significant like God the Father and God the Son, Jesus who died on the cross? Maybe, oftentimes we obscurely harbor questions regarding the Holy Spirit in our heart. The scripture above can answer all those questions. Jesus had once instructed His disciples that the Holy Spirit was so crucial for them that the Son of God had to leave for Him to come. The Holy Spirit is my most beloved Friend! I had witnessed myself how the sick was miraculously

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Rest

The passage above tells us that we who believe in Jesus will enter a rest prepared for us in heaven. But do you know that this rest is also available for us while we are alive here on earth? Life is a battle. Problems never fail to present themselves in every aspect of life such as study, family, job, marriage, and finance. The good news is however desperate our situations are our souls can always find rest in Him. When the world seems to be crushing us, let’s believe that it cannot destroy us. What is this so-called heavenly oasis in

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7 Checklists

Who Is the One for Me? One of the biggest questions frequently asked by youth is “Who is the one for me?” And they often receive abstract answers for it, such as: “Listen to God’s voice...” The problem is, when love strikes, feelings are so raging that they start to sound like the voice of God. What these young people need is an objective guidance! Soul-mates do come from God, but making good decisions is our responsibility to Him. Because of His grace, God has given us the freedom to choose. Therefore, let us be prepared to make good calls in life

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What Can Be Bought Without Money

There are many things in the world that are measured with money. Unfortunately, the respect and treatment of people towards others is often influenced by this as well.  Let us return to the foundation and standard of living based on the truth from God. God existed before money. Blessings also come from God. For that, don't lose hope when we experience a loss or go bankrupt. Don't feel it’s the end of the world if you lose your wealth because you can recover it again. We must have the divine principle that certain things can be bought without money.  Acts 3:3One day

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Our Soul’s Deep Need

On this New Year, let’s shift our focus on what’s spiritual and eternal, instead of focusing on what’s physical and temporary. Pay attention to things that are eternal. Psalm 42:1 NIVFor the director of music. A maskil of the Sons of Korah. Songs of praise are able to teach and give us wisdom. In the Old Testament time, there was a man, named Korah. He led the Israelites to rebel against Moses and they were punished by God. But some of his descendants were spared from the punishment. The descendants of this rebel were transformed into worshipers. If the descendants of Korah could

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Life Choices Which Bring Happiness

1. We have many resources to make us happy Philippians 1:1-2 "Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ."  Verse 2 is the reason for every Christian to be happy. The world looks for happiness in the wrong places: debauchery, material possessions, things that make life more interesting, but they are all temporary things. The true source of joy is Christ.  If you have accepted Jesus, it means you already have everything. In comparison

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How To Focus

"After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses." (Joshua 1:1-3) Every human being has the same problem lately; difficulty concentrating or failing to focus. Failure to focus can be fatal because life is short. There is one thing that was not redeemed at

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Life Without Regret

What is meant by life without regrets is a life without excessive guilt. Regret is a very unpleasant feeling. There will be no joy when we are continuously haunted by this feeling. Guilty feeling arises because of our own mistake. If you still have this feeling today, give it to Jesus. That is why the Lord Jesus died on the cross to forgive our sins and transgressions. It doesn't matter if our sins are red as scarlet.  Lord Jesus will turn them white as snow when we sincerely come before Him. He is also the one who will wash and

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Joyful Christian Family: 2 Poisons, 3 Perfect

There is no perfect family in this world. Yet, to be happy, we have to avoid two (2) poisons that destroy and pursue three (3) things that can perfect our family.   First Poison: Sexual Immorality Colossions 3:5-7 (NIV) “Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Because of these, the wrath of God is coming. You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived.” For the sake of the happiness and the integrity of the family, we must not live selfishly such as committing hidden sins.

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Acceleration in Business and Career

During this pandemic, let us use our extra time to study fundamental principles of faith, in the area of business and career, from the Holy Bible. The Holy Bible recorded many principles for success; one of them was written by King Salomon.   Proverb 12:9 (NIV) Do not go with the tide; but practice Godly principles and prioritize choices in the order of Necessities, Conveniences, then Luxuries. Many people struggle financially as a result of wrong priorities: sacrificing necessities for the sake of luxuries. Let us properly prioritize and resolutely practice it in order to experience acceleration in our business.  Proverb 12:10 (NIV) Notice how

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THE USEFULNESS OF THE BIBLE

Many people claim that they love God, but they don’t like spending time reading and meditating on the words of God. If we love God, we would love to spend time to get to know Him. Meditate on the words of God day and night, not only so that we remember the verses, but also so that we can meditate and apply them in our lives. After reading the Bible in the morning, let your mind digest the words of God throughout the day.   The key to conquer the spiritual warfare is all laid in the Bible. There is power in

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INDESTRUCTIBLE

David had a simple faith when facing problems, including life-threatening situations. David faced neither plague, economic crisis, nor poverty, but he was hunted by King Saul. King Saul wanted to kill him. He was in constant danger wherever he went, he was a wanted fugitive with a prize on his head. But David guarded his faith to God. David believed that when God is in his boat, it will not sink. Without God’s permission, no one can take away his soul.  Learn to have faith like David: Without God’s permission, nothing will harm you; but if God allows it, then keep

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Agriculture of Faith

VERSE 1 : A song of ascents. When the LORD restored the fortunes of Zion, we were like those who dreamed. Let us begin with the background. This psalm was authored by the Prophet Ezra. The Israelites were exiled to Babylon for seventy years. Ezra then led them back to Jerusalem. After seventy years, they had ditched all hopes of returning to their homeland. Thus, as God restored their circumstances and called them back to Jerusalem, it all felt like a dream. God suddenly answered with the impossible.  Such restoration was too good to be true for the Israelites; likewise, in our

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Blessings After Crisis

This pericope of “Job’s repentance and restoration” tells us how Job came out of his life crisis and became more than a conqueror. There is always a blessing after a crisis. Hence, our heart should continuously seek God; and our eyes be fixed towards the future. Trust that there is a wonderful plan waiting for us after going through the crisis. If you choose to trust the Lord, be firm, do not hesitate and stop having negative thinking. Despite bad situation that happens around us, don’t let our hearts be discouraged.1. Knowing GodJob 42:1-2 – Then Job replied to the

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5 Happiness

Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit, For Theirs Is The kingdom Of HeavenIn every season of life, God has the intention to make us disciples. In order to achieve that, following God should be consistent, whether in joy or sorrow. Even when we are in the valley of darkness we have to keep following God. If we are in God, when we are poor, we have to be happy. Our happiness should come from the understanding that our name is written in the book of life. Therefore, being happy or sad is regardless of our finance.   The economy is in a

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Heaven And The Way To Heaven

Meaning of ascension of Jesus Christ for the believers: Do not let your hearts be troubled. The ascension of Jesus reminds us not to worry. He sees everything from a higher standpoint than us, He knows everything about our lives. He was once a human – He can feel, and He has experienced everything we went through. And most importantly, He has control of our lives. Trusting God will become our main reason for us not to worry.Trust the One which is the Source of life/the Creator of life.  Trust the Intercessor, like how we trust the Creator. Trust towards Jesus Christ, the defender

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Grow Intentionally

In order to grow intentionally, we must guard our heart to be fertile, not hardened and nothing of thorns. In this good soil, a heavenly seed will be sown into. Stop focusing on our situation. Let us fix our eyes upon God, and we will walk above the impossibility.   During these times, we should not be in stagnant condition. Our faith has to keep growing, and don’t let our situation take control of ourselves. Do not underestimate God’s powerful Word. Also, do not put your faith either in yourselves or the pastors, as well as the situation. Have faith in the

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FAITH IN THE MIDST OF A SHIPWRECK

As Paul sailed away, he was caught by a storm that batter his ship violently. Similar to Paul’s experience, sometimes we found that God permitted certain storms in our lives to happen, as a reminder that we are completely dependent upon Him. As believers, we know that God is in control even if when things may seem completely out of control. The ship may run aground, but our faith must sail through! Our circumstances may be beyond our control, yet our faith is within our absolute command. External challenges in work, finances, health, or other life crises may come pressing

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Happiness is Now

We should be happy in the presence of God. We have Father God who makes us happy, and it is enough. Be grateful for whatever God gives you. Our part is always to be grateful for whatever we have.  God wants to teach us to enjoy our lives now. Christians are different from this world because we have peace. Enjoying our spiritual life will teach us about everything in real life. Let’s put aside our problems and delight in the Lord today. We might be sick but we should enjoy life and the healing process as well.  The key of happiness is

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HOW PRAYER IS ANSWERED

In uncertain times like these, many people  doubt the power of prayer. Yet as believers, we should strengthen our faith through  praying. Because prayer is a channel that connects us with God and to present our requests to  Him. A prayer life is closely related to Matthew 7:7, and thus here are three acts of prayer:1. AskThis is the simplest level of prayer.  Simply ask and receive it for free.2. SeekIt takes more effort to pay the price until we receive the prayers’ answers.3. KnockWilling to fight for what we pray for even if it takes “blood, sweat and tears.” These three

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INDONESIAN FOR THE NATIONS

In the history of his missionary journeys, Paul explored big cities because those places were very influential. He believed that winning those cities would accelerate the spread of the Gospel. Therefore, if you are an Indonesian diaspora, it is never a coincidence that God has placed you abroad. There must be a divine purpose in it and God wants us to bear fruits wherever we are.  Even though conditions have been difficult because of the Covid-19 pandemic, we must stay strong in the vision because that vision is our security. God put you abroad to live in victory, not to be

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I Have Jesus

1 Samuel 17:1"Now the Philistines gathered their forces for war and assembled?at Sokoh in Judah. They pitched camp at Ephes Dammim, between Sokoh?and Azekah?"Judah means the house of praise. Why did the Philistines prevail? This is a test of faith. Do not look at Goliath, but look at the place where we are standing, which is Judah. Look upon God's promises. Look upon Jesus before anything happens. In faith there is hope, choose to believe.  1 Samuel 17:11 & 16"On hearing the Philistine’s words, Saul and all the Israelites were dismayed and terrified. For forty days the Philistine came forward every

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CUT OFF AND PRUNED

We have often heard God's Word about the true vine in John 15:1-8. However, it takes a confession for us to bear fruit, which is to acknowledge God in our every step. The Lord Jesus is the True Vine, it means that the Lord Jesus is always true. And we are only His branches that serve as His tools or the extensions of God’s hands.  Our responsibility as branches is to continue to bear fruit. And wherever we are, as His branches, we must be God's true representatives before others. As branches of the vine, there are two things that can

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Victory in Prison of Soul

Circumstances can occur beyond our control, but our hearts must be able to overcome any situation. Believe that victory will come.  Let us learn from the story of Joseph. Though he was imprisoned, he was able to endure and guard his heart.  "Joseph’s master took him and put him in prison,?the place where the king’s prisoners were confined." (Genesis 39:20) Regardless our status and wealth, our soul can be imprisoned.  Joseph was imprisoned because he was slandered and had no chance to defend himself. But he wasn’t disappointed. How could Joseph remain so calm? Because he had a secure relationship with God. For Joseph,

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Hang in There!

God knows our position whether we are on the mountain or in the valley. He loves every sheep. Though we are unable to attend Sunday Service at a church building, we must keep the presence of God in our home and heart. Stay at the center of God’s will even if we have to suffer. Do not ever be tempted to take a shortcut.  Let us learn how Elijah survived the drought.  1 Kings 17:1"Now Elijah?the Tishbite, from Tishbe?in Gilead,?said to Ahab, “As the?Lord, the God of Israel, lives, whom I serve, there will be neither dew nor rain?in the next few

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SABBATH WISDOM

The meaning of the Sabbath is not a matter of keeping a certain day, but rather setting aside time so that we can focus on God. The Sabbath is waiting upon God. There are two contexts of Sabbath:  Selah (Sabbath in the micro context)Sabbath does not necessarily mean that we do nothing or stop from all activities. Sabbath is Selah, which is to pause for a while and choose useful activities to prepare us to be more refreshed when we return to our busy life. Jubilee (Sabbath in a macro context)Another Sabbath is the Year of Jubilee, which takes place every 49

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The Secret of Five Loaves and Two Fish

One word from God can change our entire life. Being in the dark is an opportunity to seek God's face. When troubles come, don't run and look for answers from this world. When we are in crisis, that is the time for miracles to happen.  Always utilize what we have in order to gain what we don’t have yet. Manage what has been entrusted to us first and surrender them to God. Be a giver if we want to receive. These days, let’s learn to give, for example giving time or praise.  Through the miracle of Five Loaves and Two Fish, LORD

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The Peace of Jesus

God has ever felt fear and trembling. He recognized every struggle. Do not leave our prayer room until we feel peace, like Jesus who remained peaceful despite of His fear and trembling.  Mark 14:34 says “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,”?He said to them.?“Stay here and keep watch.” Jesus was afraid to be separated from God, His Father in heaven. The peace from the Father gives a sense of calm in midst of fear. Only God's children know how to have peace of mind.  Mark 14:35 says “Going a little farther, He fell to the ground and prayed

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GOD’S PRESENCE AT HOME AND IN THE CHURCH

God's Presence at Home  “Then Moses said to him, “If Your Presence does not go with us, do not send us up from here. How will anyone know that You are pleased with me and with Your people unless You go with us? What else will distinguish me and Your people from all the other people on the face of the earth?” And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.” (Exodus 33:15-17)  Moses’ heart was so longing toward God's presence that he did not

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DOUBLE JOY

What is double joy? We surely wish for abundance of joy in life. Through the Word of God abovesaid, let us find out the secret to receive multitude of joy from the LORD. There are 5 things we can learn from the 4 verses above: Undying commitment to rejoice.In verse 4 the word "rejoice" was mentioned twice. To be a follower of Christ is a double joy. The first joy comes from salvation. Whatever we are going through right now, whether we are losing financially, or we have lost something dear, one thing to remember is that all things in this world

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CALM

This passage teaches us to be calm in an unexpected place, to be calm on a ship that is about to sink. Even though conditions are beyond human control, believe that they are not beyond God's control.  There are some things we have today — good things or problems — that are not things the Lord commanded. However, in this story, the Lord Jesus Himself told the disciples to get on the boat and go to the other side. Unexpectedly, Jesus’ command actually led His disciples to face a raging storm that almost made them drown. We have a job or

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INTIMACY WITH GOD

Luke 5:1“One day as Jesus was standing by the Lake of Gennesaret, the people were crowding around him and listening to the word of God." Humans cannot live far from the Word of God, everyone needs spiritual food. Many people waited for Jesus because of the Word, but Jesus also cared about people's physical needs. Jesus noticed two boats were idle, while fishermen were washing the nets, why? Because all night they did not catch any fish. What they experienced is like the condition of many people today, when businesses and employment are halted. See, when they did not have jobs,

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THE LORD IS MY GOOD SHEPHERD

“The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1). We really need to know who God is in our lives. These days, do not focus on what God can do for us. Focus on who God is in our lives. We may pray and ask, but above all, know Him for who He is, not just His work.  As a shepherd, God provides for us. When we know His characters, we lay a solid foundation of faith. If our faith is firm in Him, we will not be shaken. People who make God their Shepherd will lack nothing because: 1. If

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THANKFUL

Isaiah 54: 1a Sing, barren woman, you who never bore a child; burst into song, shout for joy, you who were never in labor;This verse should not make sense if read with human logic. Why are people who are barren even told to cheer? However, because God's thoughts are very deep, there must be meaning behind His words.  When it comes to being thankful, never succumb to life. People who are always thankful will never be defeated by circumstances.  3 Reasons Why You Should Be Thankful Every Day, even during "barren time": (This can be in the context of child-bearing, business, productivity, or

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FAITH IN THE MIDST OF LIFE CRISIS - PART 2

Three attitudes of the heart we must have in the midst of life crisis:1. A solid faith.2. Be honest about your conditions and feelings.3. To have self-control in the midst of uncertainty. Do not blame God for the life crisis that we are going through. Instead, we need God even more at times like this. All negative thoughts about God are never proven, because His plans are to prosper us, not to harm us. Satan's accusations against God’s children before God are:1. They only love themselves.2. They fear death instead of fearing God. Let's prove that Satan is wrong about us. Be a

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PRAYER

There are several reasons why people don't pray:  Feeling unworthy. If you don't pray because you feel unworthy, remember that the tax collector was justified, not the Pharisees. Feeling that prayer is only one way communication. Prayer is not really a one-way communication. When we pray earnestly, we will hear God's voice. If we don't pray, we won't hear God's voice. Feeling that prayer will not be answered/unbelieving. Some people believe that God is unable to answer their prayer. There are people who believe God can but God doesn't want to. Don't pray with a "just trying my luck" attitude. Believe that God

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FAITH IN THE MIDST OF LIFE CRISIS - PART 1

Never have a suspicion toward God. He loves us so much and always thinks about what is best for our lives, even long before our human mind can conceive it. God provides us as an answer to the lives of others.In the midst of a life crisis, we must be part of the solution and not the problem. Be the answer to other people's struggles, because our duty is not to worsen the world's problems. What can we learn from Job's life? 1. Prosperity and blamelessness must go together.“He had seven sons and three daughters, and he owned seven thousand sheep,

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STRUGGLE AND HOPE

Psalm 73:21-23 “When my heart was grieved and my spirit embittered,?I was senseless?and ignorant; I was a brute beast?before you. Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” The answer to a lonely heart is to draw near to God! If we truly love God, we will love to spend time with God.  Use the time such as this to draw near to God. Build your personal and family altar of worship. Increase your prayer time.   Psalm 73:24  “You guide?me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory. The Psalmist realized that after the hardship passed, God lifted

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PAUL AND SILAS IN PRISON

The Word of God in Acts 16:23-32 says, “After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison, and the jailer was commanded to guard them carefully. When he received these orders, he put them in the inner cell and fastened their feet in the stocks. About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 5)

We have a God who is able to keep a secret. Even though He is omniscient, God never carelessly tells someone's secrets. If we want to be like Him, we must also be able to keep a secret. There are two kinds of God's revelation for our lives:1. Inner revelation, that is personal, to be kept personally and not to be told. 2. Outer revelation, that is not personal, ought to be shared.  Christians who know their God must be able to distinguish which seals must be opened, and which must be closed. If we know something that is only useful for a

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 6)

In the prophecy about the end times that is written in the book of Revelation, God's wrath upon the world is divided into three stages: 1. 7 seals 2. 7 trumpets 3. 7 golden bowls filled with the wrath of God  Even when God is angry, he remains patient. His punishment is not immediately given at once, but in stages and is always preceded by a warning.  FIRST SEAL: A WHITE HORSE Don't misinterpret it as a virtue, because not everything that looks "white" comes from God. Therefore, our life’s purpose is not only to be a good person, but also to be righteous. Because the

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 7)

We will never know when the rapture will happen. However, when the rapture happens, will we become part of the raptured? Revelation chapter 7 tells about the time of the anti-Christ, the time when those who’re left behind must experience 7 years of the reign of the anti-Christ and about the number of Israelites who repented.  There are actually many things that God has put on hold for the sake of the believers who are still alive in the world, just like the Angels who got the task to hold back the work of the devil so that believers could escape

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 8)

Rapture is an event in the new testament church. Afterwards, the earth will enter into a moment of darkness for three and a half years. At that time, many catastrophes will occur; there will be seven seals, seven trumpets, and seven bowls of wraths.  God never takes pleasure in punishing sinners because He loves humans. Therefore, He is always half-hearted in punishing but wholehearted in loving.   Chapter 8 talks about the condition in heaven. When the seventh seal was opened, there was silence in heaven for about half an hour. The angels came to Him, but God was silent as if He

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 1)

The book of Revelation is beautiful because it is centered on Christ, not on the anti-Christ. Not only is it a revelation for the future, but also a revelation for today, so that we live our best every day! Jesus knows our past and He also holds our future. He is the one who gave the revelation to John the Apostle about what has to and will happen to the world. Jesus does not reveal our future in its entirety simply because we are not yet ready to know all of it. His revelation to us is done according to the

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 2)

To the Church in Ephesus“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write:These are the words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand and walks among the seven golden lampstands. I know your deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked people, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles but are not, and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for my name, and have not grown weary. Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken the love you had at first

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 3)

To the Church in Sardis“To the angel of the church in Sardis write: These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of God and the seven stars. I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have found your deeds unfinished in the sight of my God” (Revelation 3:1-2 NIV). God wants us to finish what we have started. Stop taking our own time and procrastinate, let us start doing today. He does not demand perfection, but we must perfect

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REVELATION ON THE END OF TIMES – LIVING OUR BEST EVERYDAY (PART 4)

In praise and worship, there are many revelations imparted. The presence of God is truly relevant to our daily lives. Never belittle the power of things unseen. We cannot physically see oxygen but what if it is taken from us? Every existence on Earth was once determined in Heaven. In times when you are overwhelmed with troubles, make way to His presence and, as you worship, you will feel the embrace of His heavenly peace. Even if troubles do not yet settle, His revelation is lodged in our hearts.   Live today as if we are about to graduate, for if we

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MISSION NIGHT: LYDIA, CORNELIUS AND TIMOTHY IN EPHESUS (CG AND CHURCH PLANTING)

We believe in 2030 we shall accomplish the vision of 300 local churches. This number is not created by man to be boastful, but this truly is God’s vision and desire for us. Souls are His yearnings! Let us know and understand the Father’s heart through His Word.  One night God gave Paul a vision of this Macedonian man asking for help. God revealed His heart’s desire to Paul because he fervently sought after God’s heart even until late at night. He understood the gospel is an emergency. Yes, do not ever get bored hearing this vision for souls! This vision

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David’s Mighty Warriors, 300 Churches, Field full of barley & Water from the well near Bethlehem

300 Churches“This is the list of David’s mighty warriors: Jashobeam, a Hakmonite, was chief of the officers, he raised his spear against three hundred men, who he killed in one encounter.” 1 Chronicles 11:11  Jashobeam is similar to Mawar Sharon–Rose of Sharon. In the era of old testament, one Jashobeam could kill 300 people, hence Mawar Sharon as one church, we can also do great things; One swing – 300 local churches will be planted.  Let this be our vision as God says, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”  Field

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ANANIAS AND SAPPHIRA: BUILDING COMPATIBILITY/TOGETHERNESS IN RIGHTEOUS DEEDS

God puts righteous people around us to provide spiritual influence and prevent us from committing sins. He delights in integrity of righteous people, and desires to witness us building unity with spiritual partners in righteous deeds. Let us learn from the story of Ananias and Sapphira in the books of Acts 5:1-11 (NIV):“Now a man named Ananias, together with his wife Sapphira, also sold a piece of property. With his wife’s full knowledge he kept back part of the money for himself, but brought the rest and put it at the apostles’ feet.Then Peter said, “Ananias, how is it that

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