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Rejoicing in Sufferings?

Through 10 years of discipleship training, I gathered the “revelation” from God how He led our Christ Life Churches through.

 

1. Being loved and whether our motives of living on earth as honorable children of God are right

 

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Despite being blessed believers, the attacks of the Enemy do come in very real, very tangible ways when we honor Christ with our lives. But this only means that we are true believers, as Satan thinks we are worthy to be attacked. This is on the basis of the identity of the child of God and the promise of God to the ends of the earth, and what we have been learning since the beginning of the church, to be steadfast and be firm in it. Do you have the Spirit of a child of God? We can see it in our motives and our actions, whether we are touched and have the greatest joy when our spirit becomes aligned and restored more with the Spirit of the child of God. This is why we fear God: because a child of God desires to please God. Accusations cannot remain long because it is disconnected with the feeling of how a child of God faces God. God is on our side as we are a child of God, more than how any relative conditions are with us.

 

2. The truth is still the greatest power even though there is sufferings

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Yet, choosing Him doesn’t mean you will escape suffering—it means He will help us be strong enough to endure it. This is the promise that the Holy Spirit is with us. How will He help us to be strong enough to endure through? It is because the Truth and reality that He is with us is still stronger than any of our conditions and sufferings. Through the process of healing, Emmanuel causes us to overcome each and every situation. Over and over again, we become less and less affected by the sufferings, but only look to and value the presence of God more and more. It is through the process that we realize that the truth is still the truth, and that absolute truth can hold everything together just because God is in it. Christ is the only way, the only truth and the only life. We just cannot deny this above all things else.

 

3. Submission to God in all things is our remnant belief

 

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And with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, we will be able to celebrate that we are getting lumped together with Peter, the disciples, and those who truly suffered–first and foremost, Christ. This is victory, that we have submission already in our basic belief. Even though we are not yet healed or have not overcome in certain parts of our body, we can submit to God. Submission to God is the only matter that can still remain in our lives even if everything fails. This is where the glory of God is manifested. We can have no faith, but God is still faithful to us. You can be weak, but you cannot be weak enough so that you do not desire to submit and walk with God. When this reality dawns upon you, through training, exercising, facing and obeying the Lord over and over again, we then understand that we are people who cannot but submit to God. It just cannot stop at the heart. We preach the gospel not because we are equipped enough to do so, but because it is the commandment of the Lord for us to follow Him, we can still be witnesses because the remnant of our belief is to submit to God, our ever-Almighty Father. One day, our nature just becomes that of one who just listens and follows God as closely as possible, never leaving His sight out from us.

 

Where are we moving to?

 

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Lastly, God not only allows sufferings. Sufferings are actually shown to be the glorious plan of God. Paul received the promise that he will receive overwhelming understanding how much God can stretch him through how much he must suffer. Through Revelation that Jesus Christ is coming very soon, the reality of symbolism becomes ever closely to discerning each and every Spirit and timetable. It spans the whole history of mankind. It opens a wide variety of understanding that must change from a Gentile mindset into a blessed God-people mindset. All our thinking has to change. This, not only in the content or process of it, but the very whole “chemistry” of it. What I mean by chemistry is this: God’s love Jesus Christ proves that God is already with us before the creation of the world. It is in our spirit that we desire to submit to Him. However, the slightest bit where we cannot see God in this world makes the whole world and ends of the earth groan for Jesus’ second coming. The slightest bit where we cannot see, rely and submit to God is the greatest sufferings. God must show us how much we must suffer. The book of Revelation reveals a great truth: every burden of suffering becomes our burden to complete, preach and give the Spirit as much as possible the purest gospel message. In other words to people suffering, “Rejoice! For you suffer more as you yearn more for the second coming of Christ” and “Do not look at things on earth, but set your eyes on things above.”

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Somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead

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But we are not like orphans, so that when we are weak, we can only rely on ourselves to overcome and reconcile everything in us. God is our Father. He is there when we fail, so that we will keep on being lifted up by Him from failures. His power works by intervening into our limited knowledge and emotions. God accepts us; therefore, make it a point to open up to Him. Intervention always produces struggles, but because of Sola gratia (grace alone), we know that the struggles are different from mere men; the struggles instead start from a regenerative life that moves towards spiritual healing and ends at conquering everything. If God is not proven right by having us go through repentance and humility, He won’t be able to work completely through grace alone next time. It is neither about spiritual enlightenment first, nor works first; it is about God-enablement first.

When we accept Christ’s forgiveness of our weaknesses, how do we make it less cheap of God’s grace, but really in much thanksgiving of God’s immense grace? It is when we accept neither based on the measure of our earnest plea for help so that we felt very peaceful as do the godly religious people do, nor that we can promise we won’t commit any weaknesses again. It is at the moment when we accept it as normally based on the seal of the Holy Spirit’s work on us that cannot be erased or forgotten. This work is God’s work on salvation, based alone on His initiative, which is indescribably enormous that it must work out all salvation for all our Christian life.

How do we get the power to come to us to regenerate our lives so that we can say "no" in setting apart? It is neither because we have no choice but leave everything to the turn of events that may randomly help us, nor when we felt our faith is better so that we can overcome the earthly pull. It is the moment when we realize that our Christian walk has to go through sufferings (or the length of the test of time) in order for our earthly mind to transcend just because of the only reason of the world’s existence, i.e. till the coming of our Lord Jesus. Just like Jesus was nailed on the cross, He led all to the grave and led all to the heavens; it was this suffering to obey God all the way (from the cross to the grave, from the grave to the sky) that produces power that overcomes the world. For example, when we are trying our best to guard our hearts and minds, the first thing that comes to our mind is testing “Am I truly happy?” When we keep on looking for satisfaction, there becomes an unbelief that results, i.e. “not satisfied = I am not there in the presence of God yet = my faith is weak”. This, essentially, is the tinge of disbelief that comes from Satan’s accusation, actually causing us to lose joy away! Let that go, for you have tried and the Lord has not meant to help you now to have joy. The Lord’s will is not to take that suffering away. Instead of trying to look away from the grave and put your eyes in heaven, look to the grave at that moment. God’s will at that moment is for you to die and be buried with Christ, so that somehow, God can lead me to attaining to the resurrection from the dead. Php 3:10-11 “I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”

Seek for Christ’s power. That power is held in things invisible, described in terms like “timetable”, “spiritual blessings”, your “values” and “life philosophy”. Then bend your heart towards these truths, so that He will direct your paths.


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Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing
Drafted since 2013/2/5

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“Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs and seventy palm trees, and they camped there near the water.” <Ex 15:27>

In trying to understand the difficulties people face, I discover that the power in everyone varies. If the power is weaker, he can fall into darkness and be unable to realize where he stands in his situations. Without such understanding, he will only fall deeper and deeper into it, and it may come to be that he will snap / do something wrong. The vicious cycle of weakness happens after continually being condemned and wounded through the wrongs did, confidence totally taken away gradually. Yet, for the person where the Holy Spirit shines, the power starts to manifest, making all perspectives align, restoring the source of all blessings in him.

Discerning the convictions of the Holy Spirit

In discerning the convictions of the Holy Spirit, the following are to be vet through:

1) Convictions should be experienced not only in the study of word of God, prayers and church life, but in all things 24 hrs normal, always, daily. The filling of the Holy Spirit can be experienced in sleeping, in eating, in being a husband, etc.

2) Only the Word of God tells us what is normal, always and daily. In today’s society of pragmatism, striving for success, results, more effective process, and in the backdrop of society’s dropping morality, there are too many grey areas and definitions of what is pleasing to the principles of life and living since creation.

3) The Son of Man Jesus Christ incarnated and showed us that it is completely possible to manage, enjoy, and have wisdom in everything we do. He showed us true freedom within desires through crying and hungering. He was set apart, yet showed immense love, revealing a life full of grace and truth. He showed death and resurrection on top of all kinds of contradictions in being more than conquerors. He showed that Holy Spirit is not boring.

4) Clothing the Spirit of sonship just like Christ as the only Son of God, we have our identity and calling, defining our life and our lifestyle.We belong to Him for He has purchased us with a high price of His blood. Therefore, we will come boldly to Him even though we have transgressed, for only the need for Him can cause us to live because of Him.

5) Flow with the Holy Spirit. Rely on the fruits of the Spirit, and rely on the convictions to see the fruits of the Spirit. Diligently heed the voice of the Lord to tune to His ways. The Holy Spirit’s convictions are which comes so that you can heed and keep to His commandments in sweetness.

3 things that hinder us from receiving the Holy Spirit’s convictions

1) Ignorance

2) Disbelief

3) Disobedience

The above teaches us the importance of believing the correct one truth, having faith built on it, and obedience so that the Holy Spirit’s convictions can continue to come.

Preserving the filling of the Holy Spirit

However, our heart responds in another way when we try to maintain / preserve the filling of the Holy Spirit. (Instead of 1) Ignorance, 2) Disbelief, 3) Disobedience, the Holy Spirit stops flowing from 3) Disobedience, 2) Disbelief, 1) Going into Ignorance.) Holistic healing starts from the spirit, but healing can continue from the spirit, heart, body, all the way till healing in all things only when the filling of the Holy Spirit continues and continues in a person’s spirit. I guess this is why the Old Testament books are arranged in this way: Priest books of the Torah, historical books of Kings, Psalms and the Prophets. The intention is not to teach and understand, but to give the Holy Spirit.

1) The spirit of disobedience -> throne of God

Sins, weaknesses, but more accurately, the guilt that comes that is not brought before the Lord to experience His love and righteousness is the first thing that Satan attacks the child of God. Sometimes, it is a great misunderstanding of what truly displeases and pleases God. Sin is disobedience to His love relationship and the calling to being His righteous vessel. If this is not solved, the continual sanctification work done is clogged up. But when we boldly come to the throne of God to hear whatever He has to say to us through His word and perfect will, the filling of the Holy Spirit continues.

2) The spirit of fear and disbelief -> assured faith

We cannot be bold unless we are assured we have salvation, are assured that we have the life of our Father in us. If we try to live as children of God but not to live as His children, we lose strength and courage. The Spirit starts to work from a total surrender from timidity, but He cannot continue to work “for God has not given us a Spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” <2Ti 1:7>. The Spirit works through an assured faith. There are definite spiritual battles. True peace does not come after it is experienced in the midst of spiritual battles, because such peace overcomes no matter what kinds of darkness arrives. Once there are fears and worries, the mind is no longer stable, and fixed perspectives will be undone. But if we know His calling, perfect will and timetable right now, strength and courage come, and the gift of the Holy Spirit can be stirred up once again.

3) The spirit of loss of spiritual knowledge -> actively choose the predestined guidance to decide on next actions

Now, if we know His perfect will, yet cannot confirm His guidance over me every moment, place and time, we lose and cannot keep in step with the Holy Spirit. The Lord never accomplishes things without first revealing them through prophets. King David proclaims that the word of God can be found in all of God’s creation, the most important of all is on mankind, and the emphasis is that the Word of God is found on you and your fields. The great power of the Holy Spirit comes upon you when you believe that there is absolute guidance of <Romans 8> in all moments of your life. Even if there are things that you seem to do that thwart God’s grace, it is never above God’s power to cause all things to work out when you seek for your Father’s love. It is true that the perfect will of God has to be tested and approved, but <Romans 12> is not taken in carefulness. Rather, the perfect plans of God found within our life and fields are tested back to us being His blessed & predestined choosing, calling, love and favor. Therefore, starting to believe does not only mean starting to test and approve alone. It means starting to arrange your tasks-to-do by the Lord’s convictions. After you confirm the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you keep following the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Testing and Approving Practically

How do we test and approve practically, so that we enter into spiritual healing?

For example, you may have 4 things to do right now:

(1) emails to clear,

(2) tasks to help and support,

(3) go into the study of God’s word, pulpit message and prayers,

(4) prepare messages, singspiration or testimony to share.

Let’s say you need to (4) prepare messages, singspiration or testimony to share. The natural state of man tends to want to do the ones that can easily pass by like (1) and then (2). But after meddling with all these things out in a hurry, squeezing things into the limited time allotted by God to you, the heart becomes less sensitive to the voice of the Holy Spirit to even do (3). By the time you finish (1), (2) and even (3), you may not be able to do (4) any more, because (1), (2) and (3) are done away from the Holy Spirit’s convictions. Do not put out the fire of the Holy Spirit if He emphasizes to you to do the important thing of (4) first, but plan time and actions according to where the Holy Spirit can best continue to activate your thoughts on His guidance at every moment. Test and approve the time and actions accordingly of (4), not according to convenience of (1), (2) and (3).

Then when you do the tasks, the Lord will change your heart into one that has no dilemma, or even shows you to a higher calling to the things that He wants you to obey right now.

To emphasize this, the Holy Spirit is a Person; He can ignore you when you ignore Him. But if you love Him, He will show you things you never expect to see and have your heart changed like never before. If you love Him more, He will show you everything.


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Unsealing the paradoxes in your life (Part 1)

Drafted since 2012-10-19

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Do you know that there are 7 paradoxes in your life? Let’s open them! (They are well ordered in the 5 gospel messages progressive-parallelized revealed in your life.)

1. White horse <= Emmanuel Unsealed

God has never left you, but has always been with you. You are made in the image of God, and Jesus, the incarnation of God, showed that you are the Jesus in today’s era.

Before the end comes, with limited days on earth, you are the witness to the full gospel as a testimony to all nations. Your prayers bent on conquest will conquer the ends of the world.

The times are less; the days are few. Do not let your spirit be reminiscent of the past. Because the days are evil, love and redeem every time right now. This is the day that the Lord has made, to fulfil His covenant for you.

2. Red horse <= The Only Problem Unsealed

Of all your labour, the only problem is that you do not realize that Satan has subtly infiltrated your life and put a deceitful word in it.

That word has grown into ideologies (legalism, mysticism, humanism, prosperity) so that you live your way life believing this false passage. The reason why you fail is because you slipped into a state of disbelief.

You are originally given with the full gospel like Joseph and Daniel. This full gospel makes you the original elite saint that has dreams, wisdom and understanding ten times better than all the visionary, aspiring, inspiring and creative leaders in your realm. By the Truth alone, believe, and let every Truth you have heard to come to live out into your spirit, soul, body, lifestyle, relationships, finance and ministry. There is no way to overcome the unbelieving, stubborn or “I can’t” in everyone you meet unless you influence them by your Spirit.

3. Black horse <= The Only Answer Unsealed

There is only one salvation Jesus Christ. Yet, the world is all but an upfront deepest and darkest void of the answer of Jesus Christ alone.

Humankind can promise everything; religions can help you deny desires into peace; the monotheistic Christianity can even give you a strong fortitude outlook of life. Yet, losing interest in the perfect gospel, your ears weighed and your eyes dazed, one day, you lose the need for God’s Word. You begin to only care about your own matters. Do not be carried along by fast connectivity of acquaintances with smartphones. Instant but easy relationships based on surface courtesy only push apart true fellowship that can only be formed through natural affection. The deficiency is not just inconvenience; rather the famine of the Spirit.

Where is the person who loves solitude with God at every opportunity now? Fix a time to meditate and pray. Go into the Christ altar culture as a high priest imploring on the Truth that brings the Spirit. Let oil and wine, the grace and the joy of the Spirit, become the groundwork, parcel and bouquet of your brethren living.

4. Pale horse <= The Child of God Unsealed

You have the most successful identity as a child of God. But you begin to compromise. Your conscious mind forgets that you are “the child of God”. People influence and pressing situations come, and you start to lose control on your feelings or hold more adamantly to your motives.

People who are beautiful, infamous, influential and charismatic catch your eyes. You begin in need to pursue and please their qualities in yourself to satisfy own intentions, greed, promotion, possession, success, keeping the best and leaving inheritance only “for my own child”. But in a person that God has created, there is in him what is more important than the whole world!

At the origin, such people never prepare for heaven, never really love the Lord, never in the heart desire to submit to the Lord as their sole purpose of life is “Lord, give me, give me”. Slowly, people born again pale in the midst of them. There is no more cross message in the sermons.

Four disciplines come: war, sickness, retrenchment and oppression. When children of God are strong, all beasts become small animals. But when child of God becomes pale, the strength of beasts all around strengthens. A fourth is killed.

<Is 60:1-2> says “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.” Your life messages must have the Cross Message. Messages must go into the death and resurrection of the heart. Be vigilant, not in anxiousness against darkness, but in keeping the watch of the full manifestation of God to the pure child of God with the testimony of the blood, the water, and the Spirit.

To be continued in part 2..


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God’s Opposite Meaning Through His Strong Emphasis

Drafted since 2012-09-14

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Not many parents have known the heart of God the Father on what to give to their children. Because parents want their children to have the best, they keep trying to give the best of everything to them in whatever they know. But the Father God wants His children to have the best; therefore, He takes away everything from His children.

The earthly parent gives everything as a hope that the child can be everything. But God the Father hopes the child can be everything, that’s why He plans what to take away at according to the best times and season. Ask yourself, what do you really want for your children? Is it not full health in the spirit, soul and body? God the Father does not first want His children to live to glorify Him first, but His heart as a Father wants His children to be in full health of spirit, soul and body.

The best model of a father to a child of God is how God the Father treats God the Son, Jesus Christ. God takes away the royalty of the heavenly throne from Jesus, and make Him live among humanity. In fact, 30 years of servant hood of humanity, and 3.5 years of servant hood to the church. God takes away Jesus’ life, through sufferings and death, so that He can resurrect with all men to bow down before Him on bended knees. Through that, the Holy Spirit came to all the adopted children of God, whom Jesus is most willing to call them His own brothers / siblings.

=> Think deeper of what is meant by a child of God. What does God want to give you and thus take away from you? Is it prosperity? Is it sufferings? God wants to take away yourself, give His Holy Spirit to you.

The bible also gave us another identity, and this is the bride of Christ. Nothing pleases Christ more than to submit to Him. Christ died for us for the greatest love of all; therefore, as a bride of Christ, He does not want us to die for Him; He wants us to follow Him. If He is going to die, we follow Him to deny ourselves and die with Him. If He is going to be buried, we follow Him to bury all our past hurts and relationships until He makes known the perfect will of why He planned everything. If He is going to be resurrected, we follow Him out of our sorrows and stand up again. If you follow Him as close as you can, doing more of what you think you can do, He is going to be pleased. If it is your greatest happiness to follow Your eternal husband by listening intently to His words that are full of love and kingly righteousness, He is going to be touched. If you get His Spirit by not only following Him but by trying to understand whatever path He is walking on, asking you to walk the same, He is going to entrust every of His possessions to you so that He can go forth and conquer the seas till the ends of the world.

=> Think deeper of what is meant by a bride of Christ, covenanted to you for life.

When you cannot think deeper, God shouts on top of His voice to hurry you when you are laid back thinking being discouraged and in disbelief; He also whispers to pause you in your busy life, focusing on only your feelings. In everything that you face in your life, there is a paradoxical emphasis that God wants to bring out of your life. God is a God of emphasis. But He emphasizes not to want you to do just what He emphasizes, but He wants you to turn to Him and know deep into His heart. It is to bring us out from a disbelieving Christian belief that God speaks by emphasis and in parables.

1. God predestines and is in charge of all things

No matter what we do, we cannot override what He has planned. He will still accomplish no matter how Satan, angels or men try to interfere. There is no weakness that God cannot fulfill unconditionally. There is no love God cannot change the heart. There is a spiritual reason behind everything of what God wants to emphasize to turn people to Him, not to solve matters on earth. By turning to God, the perfect will of the Lord will be revealed.

Therefore, shall we live as we desire? Such person is to be condemned, who act like a ruler or authoritarian. This is not being understood by those called servants of God, who has a Lord in their life.

There are stories in the bible where the choices of people seem to pave the way for God to work in the gospel. Jacob deceiving his brother Esau to earn his birthright, Tamar seducing Judah to give birth to seed of Jesus Christ, God binding Israel’s disobedience so that He might have mercy on Israel, etc. It only means that God will accomplish no matter what. But it also means that if let’s say, Jacob and Rebekah had not deceived Isaac, Esau might just be killed in finding hunt for his father. God’s predestination cannot be overridden.

It only means that God is with us, and that if He protects those He loves as His children, He has already given us every single word of God and Holy Spirit at our timetable. Therefore, the meaning of predestination means that it is totally our responsibility of free choice and will to make decisions based on His already provided guidance through His Word and Holy Spirit. Accomplishments always come, and the important matter is God’s providence; how well you perform in God’s predestination is secondary. The emphasis is not on how you perform in measures of rights and wrongs, and not on how you just leave everything to nature as if you think that there is nothing you can do right now in your timetable.

God emphasizes on your continual submission to God for accomplishments. God wants you to think of the reason why you always cannot restore the blessed thoughts and lifestyle. That reason is simply submission.

=> Every moment the Holy Spirit comes upon you, your family and all nations are blessed through you. God is doing it, not you. Therefore, God’s sovereignty means how you come to seek His perfect will to manage all your belief system and lifestyle system by all that He has already given.

2. No matter how weak you are, God still wants to bless your family and all nations through you

This is not only a comfort. God is still working, and He is working with all hosts of angels in all universal churches in all chronicles of era, even right now. How can a person’s piety and moral ethics overcome a person who has the Lord, the mystery of Old Testament and New Testament, with all these angels working in him? This is how we know that God has chosen and called a person! It is because that person has understood the gospel message as revealed by the whole bible, spiritual world and the history of mankind. Are we not such people who have such understanding in us? In this person, there is a prophetic, priestly and kingly authority. It is not that you are God’s free or casual love, but if Christ has so come into your life (the gospel has gone in), Christ is the One in your life which is the Prophet, Priest and King, not you.

Yet, if anyone thinks that God loves everyone, or must be caring for you in all that you desire and hope for, so that he thinks, speaks and lives as if everyone should respect him since he is a child of God, so that he becomes proud (if this is ever possible), he is to be condemned. That is a heart of a hire or an employee, not a heart of an heir.

It only means that you are called to bless your wife, children, siblings, brethrens and relatives. It only means that you are called to bless your neighbors, colleagues and friends. Don’t try to make more friends, or be sad by why not many people love you. Why have many valueless friends or worldly friends, who cannot humble down before the gospel (that is in your heart)? Be more in sorrow if you cannot be a friend that has the gospel; be more in sorrow if those loving you are not because of the gospel you have. To emphasize this in a greater measure, if you are filled with the Holy Spirit and see your loved ones not humbling but being against God’s sovereignty and calling, your spirit will curse them, even though you hope to bless them by human terms.

It only means that since the Holy Spirit’s convictions, instructions and anointing are in me, then why do you not believe that by these Holy Spirit’s convictions, instructions and anointing on me, I still do not believe in prayers that shall surely fulfill 100% for all my family and contact network? Therefore, the emphasis is not on being noble enough to be able to glorify God in all things, and not blaming on your family, brethrens and contact networks that they are not blessed at all. God emphasizes that He has given you the authority of an ambassador to bring to them a totally Christ-centered culture from the Holy Spirit already given you.

So what are the evidences we should be looking for that the people we bless are getting more and more blessed? Be peaceful and have all answers in life. Yes, but in this world, there are really people who specializes in how to take care of children, and their children really grows to be fine ones. There are people who specialize in how to earn money, and they really earn much because they research into stocks and the flow of money. There are also people who research on abundant yet hidden nutrients found in nature, and their research can really make people avoid cancer and make them live longer. Yet, when we go this path, the Holy Spirit in the core message of the gospel diminishes, and all of us Christians should already be in poverty, be out of health and fail all exams by the 4 meetings we try to preserve our spirits for. The God-driven way of managing health, family, children and finance are totally different from how the world manages health, family, children and finance. When the Holy Spirit is in you, He gives instructions on when to endure, when to fight, when to rest, when to wait, when to hope in your loved ones and in your own health and finance. This is our way of managing health, family, children, finance and time. This evidence is not external, but inside your spirit, that can be seen by all men.

=> Every moment the Holy Spirit comes upon your family and all nations, they will understand and turn to the Lord. God is doing it through you, not other people or when you are nobler. Therefore, God’s sovereignty in choosing means He has given you a right to pray and angels work 100% by the prayers of saints. Every of your relationships can be protected by His perfect will and by His ways.

3. Amidst the whole process, God’s special emphasis is on the born leadership in you found in Christ

The spiritual blessing God has already given us is in the heavenly rain that He provides and in the fertile lands He provides. Everything has already been provided for you. You just use it to serve the Lord. There are more ahead. When you rely on the springs of life to come out first, then the streams, rivers, and great seas will gush out. It does not happen when you do not submit to the very conditions God has been with you and given you. It is only by this principle that a Christian’s blessedness and success continue to come.

If anyone thinks that by being earnest as much as he can, being a hardworking person or giving whatever he can afford with his busy schedule to the church, and he receives peace thinking that God will return favor, he is to be condemned. That is not the spirit of a pure, simple, lovely, innocent, cherubic child of God, who leaves every care to his Father in heaven, but of a slave.

The promotional success of Christian leadership is not found in hard work or earnestness, but in blessed meetings God determines to give. This blessed meeting is very important. The blessed meetings met by Joseph to Potiphar, chief cup bearer, and Pharoah, and even the blessed meetings met by Joseph’s brothers who betrayed him, of especially Judah, and even Potiphar’s wife, all are planned by God to promote Joseph. Do you believe that God has given everything to you already? Do you believe that He gives every blessing on time? Your successes and children’s maturity are planned by God’s special meetings.

No! You are already the most successful if you are already serving a church that is doing world gospelization work, or a work that goes into the core gospel message that the world does not know. It is already accomplished, don’t wait for it.

God emphasizes that you be faithful in things God has given to you right now to the fullest. Be responsible in the stewardship of God. Do not try to save God’s face or give God His honor, but build your lifetime according to this truth.

=> Every moment the Holy Spirit comes upon your hands, your leadership starts to build. God is doing it through your true belief of His presence in your conditions and how you can cowork with brethrens for life. Therefore, God’s sovereignty in calling you means He has already provided you the world to build your skillful hands.

May we only give this core message of the gospel to all peoples. May we only seek the zealousness of God to follow Him zealously all the way. May our descendants get this spirit and pass it on.


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Relying on the Truth (Part 5) – Relying on the Spirit That Desires To Be “Normal, Daily, Always”

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The truth is that you know that you have understood the Holy Spirit, when it has appeared in your hearts and mouths, hands and legs. i.e. When the Holy Spirit has worked through your life, you know that the demons are driven away, and the kingdom of God has descended. Of course, the Lord understands our faith level – what we can do and what we cannot do. Yet, you must understand that the human nature is very, very prone to idleness and needing endless comfort. There can be no healing if the heart continues to only want comfort or the blessings of God. When Israelites groaned to God about hardships faced through the 10 plagues, Moses told them to focus on the promise. When Israelites groaned when they need to face the Red Sea, Moses just replied with grace, that the Lord was about to deliver. When Israelites grumbled again when meeting bitter water at Marah, the Lord knew it was the timetable to set truths before them, so that they can be healed. The 10 commandments and all the laws, decrees and statutes were in fact a gospel covenant to the Israelites because God wanted to heal them from their spirits.

God can understand our conditions, but if we keep on looking to God to “ask God to help us”, staleness will come into our lives, and we can never look to “see how God is actually healing and helping us all the time” in the process. In other words, we have to be sensitive there might be something “better” if we go back to the original principle of God, i.e. what is “normal, often and daily” in the eyes of believers and non-believers. It might be a new timetable for you to start praying for a new lifestyle so that your conditions become more normal / blessed so that people (believers and non-believers) can easier receive the understanding about the God Who is loving, joyful, peaceful, enduring, kind, good, faithful, gentle, and having self-control.

In other words, in our walk with Christ, all our problems can be said as “being not submissive”. This is a hard phrase for many. But when I meditate on this recently again, when I humble down and see the problem of the era of churches being “cannot believe and follow”, there is a grievous hatred within me to want to let all the “members of my body” to obey Christ. This is the repentance back to the root of all things that God has originally blessed us in <Ge 1:27,28>.

The person who knows this will know how to hold his tongue as a prayer to rely on the Holy Spirit, drive demons and allow the kingdom of God to descend. What this means is the blessed Christian culture that has no holdbacks to saying “Amen” and relying on blessing people. When you meet people that you have not met before, are you someone who is slow to warm so that you cannot warmly welcome him or her in the name of Christ? That is a spiritual problem itself. Yet, are you able to do so because you are an extrovert? You need to find back your reasons of what is meant by relying on the truth and not by any human conditions.

Let me show you three things that Boaz is doing to rely on the Emmanuel Culture (God is with us always every where, letting people get an understanding that God is with them also in Spirit and in Truth).

1) Everywhere Boaz went, he said, “The Lord be with you!”, and the Emmanuel Culture was present then so that everyone called back “The Lord bless you!” May our words only be filled with peace and fruitful blessings!

Ruth 2:4 Just then Boaz arrived from Bethlehem and greeted the harvesters, “The Lord be with you! ”

“The Lord bless you! ” they called back.

2) Every people Boaz met, even if it is a stranger / Gentile / non-believer, he was considerate for them. In the camp, our pastor told us to wipe off the toilet seat after using so that our roommate can see Emmanuel clearer. May all our actions of proactive consideration and initiative bring peace and fruitful blessings to the people beside!

Ruth 2:9, 15-16

9 Watch the field where the men are harvesting, and follow along after the girls. I have told the men not to touch you. And whenever you are thirsty, go and get a drink from the water jars the men have filled.”

15 As she got up to glean, Boaz gave orders to his men, “Even if she gathers among the sheaves, don’t embarrass her. 16 Rather, pull out some stalks for her from the bundles and leave them for her to pick up, and don’t rebuke her.”

3) Up till now, it is all just words and only commands to his servants to make peace and bless others. However, there is nothing impossible with Boaz as he is willing to lay his life for his kinsmen Naomi and family, even if they are poor <Ruth 3:10-13>, i.e. he will do all that Ruth asks. He went and put himself under the law of kinsman, and used his own money and his own life, even if it might endanger his own estate <Ruth 4:6>, to give a descendant to Naomi and Ruth. Boaz became Naomi’s kinsman-redeemer by giving his most important life away, which is his seed, to Ruth. In all our words and actions, may we never say that we cannot do this or that if the pastor asks you to help him in certain tasks for the good of the church (of course, there is room for discussion, but every leader would love to hear ‘I will do it’, or ‘I will try my best’).

Ruth 3:10-13

10 “The Lord bless you, my daughter,” he replied. “This kindness is greater than that which you showed earlier: You have not run after the younger men, whether rich or poor. 11 And now, my daughter, don’t be afraid. I will do for you all you ask. All my fellow townsmen know that you are a woman of noble character. 12 Although it is true that I am near of kin, there is a kinsman-redeemer nearer than I. 13 Stay here for the night, and in the morning if he wants to redeem, good; let him redeem. But if he is not willing, as surely as the Lord lives I will do it. Lie here until morning.”

Ruth 4:9-12

9 Then Boaz announced to the elders and all the people, “Today you are witnesses that I have bought from Naomi all the property of Elimelech, Kilion and Mahlon. 10 I have also acquired Ruth the Moabitess, Mahlon’s widow, as my wife, in order to maintain the name of the dead with his property, so that his name will not disappear from among his family or from the town records. Today you are witnesses! ”

11 Then the elders and all those at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is coming into your home like Rachel and Leah, who together built up the house of Israel. May you have standing in Ephrathah and be famous in Bethlehem. 12 Through the offspring the Lord gives you by this young woman, may your family be like that of Perez, whom Tamar bore to Judah.”

Our problem is not any other, but that we have not believed and submitted to God. These are spiritual words of relying on the truth of Emmanuel. May our words and actions never say “Lord, You know I cannot”, but may we be filled with love, so that our words and actions make peace and fruitful blessings to even bless the Lord saying “Lord, I know You can do all things through me who knows I cannot do anything without You.”

Living in the already victorious Emmanuel, God made King David to be born under the genealogy of Naomi and Ruth, and God will make the same disciples and descendants out if we rely on an Emmanuel Culture to live each and every moment!


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Relying on the Truth (Part 4) – Relying on the Incarnation Descended

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The fact is that you are still breathing right now as you read this. Yet, the Spirit of Life is the truth that is giving that ability to breathe, the air to breathe, and the coordination of all things from your sub-conscious mind, the “peace” by grace that still lives in your soul, the lungs of your body, to the oxygen in the air so that you can read into these words. Simply speaking, the Truth of God is already with you by the real, down-to-earth and grounded fact that you can read these words. And how much more so, that the Holy Spirit of Truth lives in you, if you understand these words.

We have to grow up. Carnal believers still need to be fed with milk, but spiritual believers can take in solid food <1Co 3:1-3>. The believer who can rely on the Holy Spirit can digest the outward truth of things and know God’s perfect will immediately. Is anything a coincidence? For God even meant that practical events that happened in our lives have His voice. When we rely on the truth of things (God abides in all), we will even be able to prophesy things that are to come. I quote an example below.

Moses always saw that God used his staff as an authority to perform miracles against Pharaoh. Moses saw that it pleased God to use him no matter how strong his faith was. It was an understanding in the heart. That staff was nothing, but Moses understood whatever he said or did, God co-worked with him, because it is the truth that God loves and uses those He has chosen without conditions attached, or more accurately, when there is a covenant set up. The understanding (faith) grew stronger. Through the series of events so that the Israelites had no way to go but face the Red Sea, Moses believed (through relying on the truth), and therefore he knew (by the voice of the truth) when he will raise his hands at the Red Sea, the Red Sea would be parted, and it did. In another event, Moses struck a rock twice with his staff, but it was because he disbelieved and therefore allowed rage to take over the truth in his heart. That event was the very turn of events so that God forbade him to enter the Land of Canaan.

The bible is a spiritual book. Therefore, it has to be read by a spiritual man that can take in solid food. Therefore, before just taking the bible to read from Genesis to Revelations, God made it so that we need a framework of truths before being able to read His word. This is called equipping in your “format”, or building the temple, or “continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” <Col 2:6-7> Then we will be able to digest the word of God, where the veil is removed, the essence of God’s word received, and the Holy Spirit incarnated.

The truth is already revealed about what the fruit of the Holy Spirit is. “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” <Gal 5:22-23> As I have written in my previous blog https://wengang.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/outside-in/, we do not wait till “inside out” happens. The (potential of the) fruit of the Holy Spirit is already in us. Therefore, relying on this truth, we love, we smile and we care for all the relationships God gave us. If there are worries about a person’s soul that we love, we intercede, we give patience, we give alerts, and we entrust. The truth is all in our expressions, hands, legs and in our tone and content of our words. When the people we love get what we mean (to show them the love of God), the kingdom has descended on them.

Above all, preserve your heart and mind. The time is limited on earth with everyone having only an average of 70 years of age, and that God judges every believer in the measure of his crown. In fact, the limited time means that “As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work” <John 9:4>. Therefore, be a wise person <Eph 5:15-21>. It does not mean that when the time is limited, so that you have to hurry it through. Take deep breaths – in and out. The truth is still there, that Christ is already victorious because His grave is still empty. He still lives. Open your eyes to the truth, and groan no more, hurry no more, complain no more, and be discouraged no more. Groans, despairs or discouragements only mean that we let our emotions, words and actions affect others, and in fact, it affects more towards us.

For the next blog, I will show you from the book of Ruth, how Boaz has the Culture of Truth all around him. It is the story of how Naomi (symbol of the Church) and Ruth (we brides and body of Christ) relied on Boaz (symbolizes the head of Christ) and the Truth that is all around him.