Friday, March 25, 2016

God's SOP

The ONLY SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that God issued to the Jews was the Ten Commandments. 

He said in Exodus 15:26:-

“If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”

In the New Testament, when tested by a Pharisee, who was an expert in the law, on which was the greatest commandment in the Law, Jesus replied: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind" (Matthew 22:35-37).

John the Baptist came to prepare the way for the Lord. Matthew 3:1-2

"In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.”

Jesus after passing the tests in the wilderness began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near" (Matthew 4:17).

Paul taught in Philippians 2:12, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling,”

Paul further said in Philippians 2:14-16, “Do everything without grumbling or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, “children of God without fault in a warped and crooked generation.” Then you will shine among them like stars in the sky as you hold firmly to the word of life. And then I will be able to boast on the day of Christ that I did not run or labor in vain.”

If we take heed and follow the apostle Paul's teaching to work out our salvation with fear and trembling, we will not have the time to judge and point fingers at others. Then, God will shine through us as we are His ambassadors on earth and we represent Jesus to the world.

In 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, Paul said, “Brothers and sisters, I could not address you as people who live by the Spirit but as people who are still worldly—mere infants in Christ. I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready. You are still worldly. For since there is jealousy and quarreling among you, are you not worldly? Are you not acting like mere humans?”

We are just mere infants in Christ, lukewarm or worldly Christians if our hearts grip tightly to the worldly things.  Then God is not our treasure. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:21 

When we are saved, God puts His Spirit in our hearts as a deposit (2 Corinthians 1:22).  However, for the lukewarm Christians, God’s Spirit will remain a deposit since He will not rest His manifest presence on them.

Certain conditions must be met like obeying His Command, to love God, put Him first above everything and to obey Him.

John 14:21
"Whoever has my commands and obeys them, he is the one who loves me. He who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love him and show (manifest) myself to him.”

John 14:23
Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him."

Like it or not, the SOP of God is to put Him first above everything ...  as in Matthew 6:33: "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."

Francis Chan Challenges Christians: Stop Idolizing Family, Put Christ's First: Clink link below:-

Ps Paul K. P. Ang
CKRM International

Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Rapid Changing Time

During the press conference to announce NOKIA being acquired by Microsoft, Nokia CEO ended his speech saying this “we didn’t do anything wrong, but somehow, we lost”. Upon saying that, all his management team, himself included, teared sadly.

Nokia has been a respectable company. They didn’t do anything wrong in their business, however, the world changed too fast. Their opponents were too powerful. They missed out on learning, they missed out on changing, and thus they lost the opportunity at hand to make it big. Not only did they miss the opportunity to earn big money, they lost their chance of survival.

We too, need to change and catch up with the time otherwise we will be removed from the competition.

On Nokia's failure, Ziyad Jawabra (Freelance Management Trainer, International and Relocation Consultant) has this to say:-

"Those who refuse to learn and improve will definitely one day become redundant and not relevant to the industry. They will learn the lesson in a hard and expensive way."

The advantage that you have yesterday, will be replaced by the trends of tomorrow, as long as your competitors catch the wave and do it right, you can lose it and fail. The world is rapidly changing every day and no one is going to wait for you. Digital camera replaces negative film. With 4G Smart phones, we can access information readily without having to log-on to our home computer. WhatsApp, with its free messaging has replaced the normal texting.

So if you don't change, you will be left behind.

We are in a season of great change and massive harvesting of souls. God is moving so rapidly to fill the whole earth with His glory that nation after nation will come to know our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Legendary Evangelist , apostle of faith, Smith Wigglesworth (1859 - 1947) experienced a prophetic vision where he saw two great revivals sweep across the world. The first, known as the "Word Movement" occurred during the 1970s and the second, "Spiritual Revival", came later, in the 1990s.

However, in this vision, he saw something much bigger and more powerful that was to happen following these two revivals. This is when the Word and the Spirit (or anointing) were 'married.' Unfortunately, he died before he saw any of the revivals.

God is doing many things in the last days. Prophetic pioneer, Dr Bill Hamon wrote in his book, "Personally, I never want to be found resisting or fighting any new thing that God is doing within His church."

We all need to be transformed by the renewing our mind (Romans 12:2), and to let God have His Way as He is always doing new things (Isaiah 43:19).

We need to let God have His way in His house to feed us with fresh manna or new wine (anointing). Otherwise, we will be left behind and miss what God has for each one of us to play a more effective role in this massive harvest of the Great Commission.

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March 3, 2016

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