Showing posts from August, 2011

"Boastful People Are Not A Servant of God" from 2 Chronicles 32:1-33

Our confidence needs to be in God and to be aware of God. Faithfulness cannot be taught, it's only by the grace. Usually after the success, the enemy will attack you.

Sennacherib means sin, he was the picture of sin in this chapter. Siege means surrounded. A Prideful person don't want to consult anybody's advice.

Proverbs 15:22 Plans fail for lack of counsel, but with many advisers they succeed.

As believers, we need encouragement every single day. Be strong in the Lord.

2 Timothy 2:1 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.

Be courageous means be spirited. Moving forward and overcoming the fear.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Encouragement cost you nothing but it is priceless to give. ASAP means Always Say A Prayer.

Isaiah 37:36 Then the angel of the LORD went out and put to death a hundred and eighty-five thousand in the Assyrian camp. When th…

"Inward Faith Causes Obedience" from Matthew 17:14-27

Why did the disciples can't heal the people?
Thou they have the faith they were lacked of belief.

We must be aware that the healing is not on physical but spiritual, though we are not underestimating the physical healing.

Faith doesn't come from ourselves but from God.

Ephesians 2:8-9 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Acts 3:16 16 By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus’ name and the faith that comes through him that has completely healed him, as you can all see.

Faith that comes through Him - we must be aware that faith comes from the Lord. Remember the story of "the doubting Thomas" he was the only one who doesn't believe that Jesus was resurrected.
Believe and you will see.

Be persistent in our prayer - and continue never stopping - that is faith.

In verse 20: the disciples can't heal the …

"Give Your 100-Percent To God" from 2 Chronicles 31:1-21

The original vs. imitation, the original one really gives 100% quality on any product. As for us in our service to God, we need to give our 100% too and we need to give it wholeheartedly.

Honoring God with your wealth, we should be reminded to give your 100% to God and do not get tired. We need to "let go" of our idols.

Exodus 23:24 Do not bow down before their gods or worship them or follow their practices. You must demolish them and break their sacred stones to pieces.

Minister means is to serve. When you give your 100% to God, you should give thanks to God. We should sing praises to God in 100% also.

Psalms 135:1-3
Praise the LORD. Praise the name of the LORD; praise him, you servants of the LORD, you who minister in the house of the LORD, in the courts of the house of our God. Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good; sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

God really blessed King Hezekiah and this will be also the same to us - honoring God makes our life a blessing.

"Be In God Presence" from Matthew 17:1-13

Do you feel God's presence?
Or not?

To feel God's presence we must...Be change from glory to glory.

Jesus transfigured in front of his disciples to make them believed.

Remember that the disciples was just an ordinary men (fishermen) but they are servant of God.

(Revelation 21:23 The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp.)

What was the sign when Moses saw the glory of God?
He was glowing with radiance after he came back from Mountain of Sinai.

2 Peter 1:18 We ourselves heard this voice that came from heaven when we were with him on the sacred mountain.

In God's presence there is no darkness, the Holiness of God is there and in Him there is no darkness. Transfigured means to change.

"The invisible image of the invisible God."

Luke 9:30-31 Two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure,[a] which he was about to bring to fulfillme…

"Turn To God" from 2 Chronicles 30:1-27

Passover is a reminder for the Israelite's of the love of God for them.

Our fellowship inside the Church will grow and strengthen your faith.

Exodus 12:3-7
3 Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb for his family, one for each household. 4 If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, having taken into account the number of people there are. You are to determine the amount of lamb needed in accordance with what each person will eat. 5 The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats. 6Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight. 7 Then they are to take some of the blood and put it on the sides and tops of the doorframes of the houses where they eat the lambs.

1 Corinthians 5:7 Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may b…

"Do Not Turn Your Back And Follow Jesus" from Matthew 16:21-28

Following is not only knowing but doing what He did. And expecting trials.

Luke 24:46 He told them, “This is what is written: The Messiah will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,

Acts 2:23-24 23 This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,[a] put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24 But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.

On this verse Jesus told His disciple the prediction of His death.

The resurrection of Jesus is the receipt of our redemption

Who was the blessing to Jesus at this point?
It was Peter because he doesn't want Jesus to be crucified. And Peter was only thinking of the physical death. We must understand that at that time Peter was only a baby christian.

Remember at the desert the temptation of Jesus. And the book of Hebrews Jesus endured the Cross to overcome the world. As there are no oth…

"Be Set Apart" from 2 Chronicles 29:1-36

Set apart means sanctified or to be holy. One of the pastor from Calvary Chapel was a drug pusher and drug addict until one day he decided to flash it all the drugs in the toilet, for he knew he will use it again... He then choose the right way to repend, to be holy and cleanse his sin.

Hezekiah means the might of Jehovah. Abijah means my father is Jehovah. God's power is our strength, we need God's strength to consecrate ourselves just like King Hezekiah.

King Hezekiah prioritize the 1st thing that is important - serving God. He reform his service to God and repaired the temple. As Christians we are the Levites, that we should serve the living God and to be the chosen generation.

In spiritual speaking we need water, represents the word of God.
Exodus 19:10 And the LORD said to Moses, Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow. Have them wash their clothes.

Exodus 19:15 Then he said to the people, "Prepare yourselves for the third day. Abstain from sexual re…

"Jesus Is Indeed The Mesiah" from Matthew 16:1-20

Sadducees - don't believe in resurrection, angels. And exclude God from the government of the world.
Pharisees - On the first notice of them in the New Testament (Matt. 3:7), they are ranked by our Lord with the Sadducees as a "generation of vipers." They were noted for their self-righteousness and their pride (Matt. 9:11; Luke 7:39; 18:11, 12). They were frequently rebuked by our Lord (Matt. 12:39; 16:1-4).
From the very beginning of his ministry the Pharisees showed themselves bitter and persistent enemies of our Lord. They could not bear his doctrines, and they sought by every means to destroy his influence among the people.

And Jesus left them as He doesn't want to argue nor debate with them - this is also the same thing for us we don't need to debate with unbelievers if it's obvious that they are only testing or looking for a hole to put us down.

We serve God because we are saved. Not serve God to be …

"Cast Your Idols" from 2 Chronicles 28:1-27

We should worship the Creator, not the creation. Also means we should worship the Giver not the gift. The King is the one responsible, that can be compared to nowadays, are the pastor, parents and etc.. all who are leaders of the nation.

The name Ahaz means possessor and holder. He did the wicked.

Walked in the ways of the Kings of Israel here means the Kings of Israel are corrupt and they worship idols.

Baal was their idol in the one of the ten tribes of Judah. Another example is their god Molek, they sacrifice their own child. Which can be related to women doing abortion just to get out of the risk in responsibility.

Deuteronomy 12:2-3 Destroy completely all the places on the high mountains, on the hills and under every spreading tree, where the nations you are dispossessing worship their gods. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones and burn their Asherah poles in the fire; cut down the idols of their gods and wipe out their names from those places.
Therefore word in the Bibl…