2010年9月11日星期六

How Would We Face Persecution In Canada and all Western Nations.

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Would You Die For Jesus?

 How quick it is to dismiss and to forget that there was a time when Christians were thrown to lions, burned as human torches, mangled by wild beasts, killed by gladiators, tortured, torn apart by wild horses, or martyred in other dreadful ways?


Another great period of martyrdom broke out at the time of the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries. We can read the accounts in all their gruesome details in 
"Fox's Book of Martyrs."

Do you know what century was the most tortuous of all? It is estimated that more Christians were tortured and slain in twelve months during World War II than died under Rome in all the early centuries. In the city of Seoul, Korea, ten thousand Christians have already suffered martyrdom for their faith. Some authorities claim that over fifteen million Christians have been slaughtered in India, Pakistan, China, Soviet-controlled Europe and other Communist countries. Since Christianity began, no generation has seen such worldwide persecution as is now in progress.

In Africa and the Middle East, Egypt, by the hundreds and thousands Christians are being killed by Muslim. Europe lost its gripes over the growing Muslim population. They are increasing their population by using the same tactic that the provincial government of Quebec used with the support of the Catholic Church in the nineteen century for the purpose to increase their representation in the Federal government that is by making babies. What do you think will be the result once Muslim reaches a democratic majority? Democracy will prove that it is not the best form of government. At election, there is always part of the population who lose and are left out. Democracy only works when the minority submit to the majority. Would you submit to Sharia law? Democracy is not necessary the best solution in some country such Iraq. There is more disorder and suicide booming among Muslim now than under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

http://archbishop-cranmer.blogspot.ca/2013/08/egypts-churches-are-burning-but.html
In spite of the facts, political and some church leaders persist in avoiding any mention of Islam or Muslim when referring to their violence. That is always blamed on extremists. We are now considered racist for our comments toward Muslim. Would I be accused of racism for denouncing Nazism as evil? This society is afraid of Islam. Studying the origin of Islam will reveal that Muhammad himself began this trail of death, and his followers have obeyed, as supported by the Qur'an.

This simple truth of history is brushed aside by the UN and almost the entire world, including some denomination church that support the establishment of a Palestinian State unaware that it is the foothold used by the surrounding Islamist nations who are planning Israel extinction (Ezekiel 38). Those denominations have accepted the "Replacement Theology" proclaiming that the Church have replace Israel as God's representative and that the role of the Jews as God's Chosen People was over.

Islam nations are at war with the Jews since 1920, when the Jewish army repelled the first Arab attacks on the Palestine Jews. Jews were in Palestine long before 1948 the birth of the nation Israel. Before 1920, the Zionist decided to redeem Palestine by buying land on a grand scale for all Jewish settlers. Suddenly, the scraggy soil of Palestine, neglected for fifteen centuries by its alien custodians, acquired value. Though prices asked by Arab and Turkish landholders were outrageous, the Zionist Jewish National Fund paid them.  By 1948, when the State of Israel was founded, the Jews had paid millions of dollars for 250,000 acres of desert land, had settled 83,000 Jews on the land, had founded 233 villages, and planted 5,000,000 trees on soil which but fifty years previous had been barren. (Ref: Jews, God and History by Max I. Dimont) Yet, Arab nations goal is to annihilate all Jews.

Any nations and church denominations that take side against Israel do so against God. ""I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."  Genesis 12:2-3. This declaration by God is very well active today. Look at the poor economical state of the nations who are putting pressure on Israel to give up land for peace. Canada is in good standing before God for it role of supporting Israel, therefore blessed abundantly economically compare to its G8 members counter part.

Church denominations that support a Palestinians state do not understand that Islam is forcing its religion against peoples wills. Their mandate is to convert the whole world. I am not making this up. It is in the Qur'an. Many accept Islam for fear of losing their business, their family and their life. ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF TERROR that seed fear and submission ruled by Sharia law Among the horrors of Sharia are death for criticism of Islam, death for leaving Islam, death for non-Muslims living under Sharia, the near impossibility of rape victims to prove rape, wife beating, child marriage, unequal rights for women, no legal rights for non-Muslims, and the subjugation of women. There is no retribution by the Islamic State against a Muslim who kills a non-Muslim under Sharia law. If this should happen in Canada, would there not be an outcry for justice? This is it …it is not happening here in Canada…yet! So why should we get involved? No one toke seriously Winston Churchill warning about the dangers of a German Nazi regime.

The Qur'an considers Jesus to be a prophet. At the return of the Mahdi (Muslin messiah), Jesus will be his servant. Frankly, who came first? Jesus Son of God who GAVE His life on the cross by spilling HIS blood so that whoever believes in Him (voluntarily) may have eternal life, and warned us of false prophet to come, or Muhammad the prophet who spilled blood to whoever resists him from converting to Islam?

Hitler had a secret mandate to eliminate Jews. Islam has an open mandate to eliminate the "infidels" which are considered Christians, Jews and anyone who oppose Islam. There is no such thing as a moderate Islamist. They are wolf in sheet skin.

What are we to do? Denounce then? Bring their scam to light? IT IS ALREADY TO LATE FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Muslin emigration into United States is out of control. President Obama is Muslin, not Christian.

Here's a small excerpt by Brigitte Gabriel's speech delivered at the Intelligence Summit in Washington DC:
This is the ugly face of the enemy we are fighting. We are fighting a powerful ideology that is capable of altering basic human instincts. An ideology that can turn a mother into a launching pad of death. A perfect example is a recently elected Hamas official in the Palestinian Territories who raves in heavenly joy about sending her three sons to death and offering the ones who are still alive for the cause. It is an ideology that is capable of offering highly educated individuals such as doctors and lawyers far more joy in attaining death than any respect and stature life in society is ever capable of giving them.
The United States has been a prime target for radical Islamic hatred and terror. Every Friday, mosques in the Middle East ring with shrill prayers and monotonous chants calling death, destruction and damnation down on America and its people. The radical Islamist deeds have been as vile as their words. Since the Iran hostage crisis, more than three thousand Americans have died in a terror campaign almost unprecedented in its calculated cruelty along with thousands of other citizens worldwide. Even the Nazis did not turn their own children into human bombs, and then rejoice at their deaths as well the deaths of their victims. This intentional, indiscriminate and wholesale murder of innocent American citizens is justified and glorified in the name of Islam.
We are next Canada. Is it to late to change coarse? Oh yes. We are to involve in our daily way of life, to content to look for threats. These are part of the signs of time predicted since the book of Daniel to the book of Revelation. "Blessed is the man who listens to me, Watching daily at my gates, Waiting at the posts of my doors". Pro 8:24.

The truth is that hatred for Christians and Christianity is rapidly increasing. Jesus warned us that these days would come. The times ahead of us are not referred to as "the Tribulation" for nothing. It will be an absolute bloodbath for Christians. The entire world system will be geared towards eliminating all traces of the true Christian faith. Members of the same family will even betray one another to the authorities.  The truth is that things are not going to get any easier for Christians from here on out. Someday soon there will be no place to hide from Christian persecution. When that day arrives, what will you do? 


Pray for thy  kingdom come.

2010年6月14日星期一

Israel God' s Chosen People

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Israel God's Chosen People, and not the other way around!


Although, The Government of Canada have showed support toward Israel in the United Nations Assembly, it is unclear which position it should take regarding Israel expansion of it settlements, especially after Israel's announcement that it was building 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem.

Humankind has one huge flaw and that is we forget.  We do not remember more than one generation at it best.  After that historians debates and argues for the validity of supported documents to a point that any hearsay may be use as propaganda.  That is the case concerning ownership of Jerusalem.  Palestinian Arab denial of the Jewish connection to Jerusalem has likely long-term implications.  The Palestinian Arabs' self-evidently false history alienates their Israeli interlocutors even as it lays claim to sole rights over the entire city.

Here is an excerpt of a commentary by Daniel Pipes title, “What Jewish Ties to Jerusalem?”


"By 1990, the Islamic focus on Jerusalem reached such a surreal intensity that Palestinian Arabs evolved from celebrating Jerusalem to denying the city's sacred and historical importance to Jews.  The Palestinian Arab establishment – scholars, clerics and politicians – promoted this unlikely claim by constructing a revisionist edifice made up in equal parts of fabrication, falsehood, fiction and fraud.  It erases all Jewish connections to the land of Israel, replacing them with a specious Palestinian-Arab connection.

Palestinian Arabs now claim that Canaanites built Solomon's Temple, that the ancient Hebrews were Bedouin tribesmen, the Bible came from Arabia, the Jewish Temple "was in Nablus or perhaps Bethlehem," the Jewish presence in Palestine ended in 70 C.E., and today's Jews are descendants of the Khazar Turks. Yasser Arafat himself created a non-existent Canaanite king, Salem, out of thin air, speaking movingly about this fantasy Palestinian Arab "forefather."

Palestinian Media Watch sums up this process: By turning Canaanites and Israelites into Arabs and the Judaism of ancient Israel into Islam, the Palestinian Authority "takes authentic Jewish history, documented by thousands of years of continuous literature, and crosses out the word 'Jewish' and replaces it with the word 'Arab'."

Does Israel have a right to exist?  Who owns the land?  Who owns Jerusalem?  Is it Arab land?  What is historical Palestine?

The Arab world claims Israel is an 'occupying power'. The Durban Conference, in it's modified declaration, makes the same explicit statement.

What about the claims of the Arabs to their homelands? The same British government that created the modern Arab world in 1920 at the San Remo Conference in Italy -- by decree -- also created a Jewish homeland the same way at the same conference.

And the Jewish Palestine of the Balfour Declaration as confirmed at San Remo encompassed a much bigger chunk of ground than Israel claims today.

We saw the global reaction when Iraq tried to undo the British freehand redrawing of the map of the Middle East when he reclaimed 'Province 19', or what the British have called 'Kuwait' since 1899.

It's important to remember also that Iraq was both 'Mesopotamia' and 'Palestine' until the British created the modern state Iraq, carving it out of a number of different Arab 'provinces' - there were no countries, just provinces of the Ottoman Empire. The British completely forgot to draw borders for Kurdistan.

The Kurds were no happier about it than were the Arabs of the Ottoman Empire that the world now refers to as the 'Palestinians'. Nobody at the UN is calling for the redrawing of that map.

Three fourths of what became Iraq was Assyrians of Mesopotamia who woke up one morning as 'Iraqis'. And where is the UN's indignation at Saddam's ethnic cleansing of the Kurds? Israel never wiped out any villages [Kurdish, Palestinian or otherwise] with poison gas.

Or is this all Jewish propaganda? Better tell the Arabs. Most of this is on the Arab-Net website, as well. They'll want to revise that.

And Jordan was created by the British in 1921 as Trans-Jordan. Is it not really Jordan at all?

What is really hard to find in history is a nation of Palestine. If we use Palestine as it was under the Ottoman Turks from 1517 to 1917, there is no Jordan, Syria, or Lebanon. I haven't heard those countries offering to dissolve themselves and give the land to Arafat.

At the beginning of the 20th century, 'Palestinian' cities included Acre, Jerusalem, Amman, Damascus and Baghdad. 

Syria was created by the British and subsequently given to France as the French Mandate. The Syrians declared independence after the British left in 1946, two years before Israel did the same thing. How are they different? They are both historically 'Palestinian'.

Either both the Arab Middle East and the Jewish homeland are equally valid, or equally invalid, since both were created by the same power at the same time. You can't have it both ways. But facts don't seem to bother the UN or the Arabs much. It seems when facts get in the way, they are dismissed as 'Jewish propaganda'.

The Palestinians had Arafat to stand up for them. They don't need our help. Arafat's done quite a job at Durban. Israel was the only nation singled out for condemnation for its 'racist, genocidal practices'.

Maybe the concept that Jews practice 'racial superiority' doesn't bother the UN, but since I know Jews of virtually every single race -- including those from Arab countries, it does me. The main argument against Israel, from the Arab perspective, is that the Israelis stole the land from the 'native' people of the region.

First, the question of the 'native' people of the region. The Book of Psalms, chapter 137, penned three thousand years ago by a Jew [actually an 'Israelite' -- a play on words? I think not], says,

"If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy." -- Psalm 137:6

The Jewish sacred writings of antiquity refer to Jerusalem some 767 times, compared to the Koran, which does not mention it once.

Canadians don't like to remind themselves that we stole the land from the Indians, but nobody denies what a 'Native Canadians' is.

The only reason we aren't behaving as the Israelis are is because the Native Canadians aren't setting off bombs in Dominion supermarkets across Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Quebec because we 'stole' them from their territories.

However, what do you think Canadian's response would be if they did?  Would the UN call Canadians a single 'race' in order to lay charges of genocide, racism and ethnic cleansing against the Native Canadians?

Canada is the 'great melting pot' consisting of every race, creed and religious perspective under the sun.  So, too is Israel.  Furthermore, Israel is the only democratic nation in the Middle East.

Any Arab argument about Arabs being second-class citizens in Israel is immediately counter-balanced by the record of human rights extended to Jews and Christians in Muslim countries.

The radical Islamists claim to be 'People of the Book' - the 'Book' being the Bible, including the Old Testament. Yet they say Israel has no right to exist as a nation. They should take a look into the 'Book' they claim to follow.

"Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day, and the ordinances of the moon and of the stars for a light by night, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name: If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me forever." Jeremiah 31:36

Israel has a right to exist, and they have a right to determine the terms of their own existence.  They have the right to build 1,600 apartments in east Jerusalem. 

What is the root cause of anti-Zionism?  As you can see, Western nations have pre-justice toward Israel, and even many Christian's denominations are being mislead.  Their understanding is base on "The Replacement Theology", which is the root of Anti-Semitism in the Western nations.  "Replacement Theology " is the belief that entered in the early Church that Christianity superseded Israel, that God's blessings were for the Church and His curses for the Jewish people, and that all the covenants and promises of the Bible now belong exclusively to the Church.

The truth is the body of Christ (The Church) and Israel (nation) have their purpose in the fulfilment of Bible prophecies. The Church commission is to spread the gospel of salvation to Jews and gentiles and to preach the Kingdom of God (Christ return) to all nations as a witness. It is Jesus special people of all nations and tribes. There was no mention of race or racial group before the eighteen century.  This terminology was a fabrication from the evolutionist, it purpose was to disassociate as far as possible from a God Creator. Tribe is biblically correct.

The Church is not commission to force conversion to the entire world, but to call out a special group to Jesus who He call His bride.  The restoration of the nation Israel is the proof to the world nations that God love Israel, and to inform the entire world that the end time of this world government system is at hand and that all nations will give account of their behaviours toward the Jews worldwide and the nation Israel.

Here is an excerpt by Clarence H. Wagner, Jr. concerning the danger of "The Replacement Theology";

What Happens When the Church Replaces Israel?

1) The Church becomes arrogant and self-centred.
2) It boasts against the Jews and Israel.
3) It devalues the role of Israel or has no role for Israel at all.
4) These attitudes result in anti-Semitism in word and deed.
5) Without a place for Israel and the Jewish people today, you cannot explain the Bible prophecies, especially the very specific ones being fulfilled in Israel today.
6) Many New Testament passages do not make sense when the Jewish people are replaced by the Church.
7) You can lose the significance of the Hebrew Scriptures, the Old Testament, for today. Many Christians boast of being a New Testament (NT) Christian or a NT Church as in the Book of Acts. However, the Bible of the early Church was not the New Testament, which did not get codified until the 4th century, but rather the Hebrew Scriptures.
8) You can lose the Hebraic/Judaic contextualization of the New Testament, which teaches us more about Yeshua and how to become better disciples.
9) The Church loses out on the opportunity to participate in God's plan and prophecy for the Church, Israel and the world today.

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I am a Christian who supports the right of the Jewish people to establish and defend a state in their historic homeland of Israel. Israel is God 's Chosen People and not the other way around.  It is not Israel that had chosen God. 

One day in the late 19th Century, Queen Victoria of England reportedly asked her Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli, this question..."Mr. Prime Minister, what evidence can you give me of the existence of God?" Disraeli thought for a moment and then replied, "The Jew, your majesty."

Denying God existence is denying Israel right to exist. In 1948, a long awaited prophetic event came to pass. The Jews were given the right to exist in there own nation. Ezekiel 37. Then he said to me: "Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, 'Our bones are dried up and our hope is gone; we are cut off.' Therefore prophesy and say to them: 'This is what the Sovereign LORD says: O my people, I am going to open your graves and bring you up from them; I will bring you back to the land of Israel. Then you, my people, will know that I am the LORD, when I open your graves and bring you up from them. I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the LORD have spoken, and I have done it, declares the LORD.'

The Jews are God chosen people. There is no evident to prove the contrary. Denial and rejection of God Truth. HOW CAN ANYONE EXPLAIN THE HATE GENERATED BY SO MANY NATIONS AND INDIVIDUAL TOWARD ONE INSIGNIFICANT COUNTRY  "ISRAEL"?

As Christians, we are exhorted to comfort the Jewish people and to speak tenderly to them (Isaiah 4:1-2). We are commanded to speak out for Zion's sake and to be watchmen on the walls for Israel until the Lord "makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth" (Isaiah 62:1, 6-7). We are warned not to be arrogant toward the Jews (Romans 11:18). Furthermore, we are reminded that due to our spiritual debt to them, we should minister to them in material things (Romans 15:27).

In the Covenant, that God made with Abraham He promised to bless those who bless Israel and curse those who curse the Jews, and history is littered with the carcasses of nations who mistreated the Jews.

It is imperative that Canada disassociates itself from the Quartet's Road Map for peace and its Representatives which consist of United Nations — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, European Union — High Representative Javier Solana,  Russian Federation — Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, United States of America — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and Special Envoy — Tony Blair which, all have a very precarious agenda. 

Israel is God chosen people (Deut 7:6).  The land belong to God (Jer 27:5), for it is their perpetual possession  (Lev 25:34) therefore He decide to whom it is to be award to. 

There is a genuine reason for Canada financial strength in this global economic crisis. The Canadian Government policies toward Israel under the leadership of the Great Hon. Steven Harper within it representation at the United Nations have been favourable in God eyes.  What is the secret of Canada financial blessing?  God does keep His promise made to Abraham.  Gen 12:3.  All nations will give account of their action toward the nation Israel and the Jews (Matt 25: 31-46).  The Lord "will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem."  (Zechariah 12:9)


Joel 3:1-2 God Judges the Nations
For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,  I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. "

For a more insightful understanding of the above topic I suggest that you read a book entitled " Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done, by Ron Graft and Lambert Dolphin, available FREE in Internet version, http://ldolphin.org/kingdom.

I have preached to you, the gospel of the Kingdom of God as a witness.  I invite you to accept the gospel of salvation, which is to believe in the One that God had sent, Jesus, so that whoever believes in Him may have everlasting life. That also is FREE.

May God in Jesus Bless the present Government of this great country that God had given us.

Ref:
Happy Birthday Israel - Dr. Richard Booker – www.watch.org
Ethnic Make Up of 'Palestinians'. Extracts from: "Bosnia - Motherland of "Palestinians" by Manfred R. Lehmann and "Palestinians 'Peoplehood' Based on a Big Lie" by Eli E. Hertz.
The Real History of The Middle East - Jack Kinsella - www.omegaletter.com
What Jewish Ties to Jerusalem? - by Daniel Pipes - New York Sun







2010年4月18日星期日

God reveal to those who love Him (1 Cor 2:9)

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Mystery of Christ

I was brought up in the Roman Catholic faith. It was driven in our head that everything pertaining to God was a mystery.  We were therefore instructed to leave to the clergies the interpretation of the scriptures.  The bible was forbidden for us to read.  The myth was that it made people crazy.  Now and then, we would hear stories of such phenomenon.  At the age of 20, I bought a bible, and I have been crazy ever since, LOL.  Little did I know that God revealed to those who love Him, to anyone who seek Him.  Moreover, once the fever to learn got into me, there was no stone that was to be left unturned.

Little truth that I started with was enough to challenge the authority of the Roman Catholic establishment.  I was threatened to be excommunicated.  Consequently, I moved and I stopped my association with the Roman Catholic establishment. 

The void in me needed to be filled, so in my search for the truth, in 1984, I started attending church service at "The Worldwide Church of God". For those who are not aware of this denomination, the observation of the Sabbath and the Jewish festival was a doctrine expected from it members.  For over 10 years, I lived as a Jew, observing all the festivals and kosher dietary law.  I did not fully understanding that they were the shadows of thing to come fulfilled 2000 years ago, Col 2:17.  The fellowship and the genuine warmth of the congregation members was very enjoyable.  The present of the Holy Spirit was felt.  The members showed love toward each other's.

Occasionally, there would be change due to new doctrinal facts.  They were minor therefore did not effect our fellowship.  However, it came a time, a chance in one particular doctrine causes a major disturbance in the church.  The religious authority decided to deny the power of the Holy Spirit, by not viewing the Holy Spirit as God, denying the deity of the Holy Spirit.  Suddenly, that affected the whole establishment and its member. At that time, I did not recognize the cause.

It was disturbing.  I did not know what was happening. It affected the fellowship within the church.  The church disbanded.  Some elders started their own denomination, disassociating completely from the mother church.  I disassociate from everyone.  I became angry, delusional, and did not know and understand that God was still working with me.  I moved again due to new employment.  I bought a property, and started to develop a small vineyard on the property.  Everything was turning up all right.  However, for God, there was unfinished business.  He reminded me how much I loved understanding.  He reminded me of the time when I kept asking Him for some more.  He reminded me of the love I had for Him and for His Word.

He got my attention all right.  I lost my job, the manufacturing plant closed.  The vineyard bears no fruit.  My wife health was deteriorating. Her job also was uncertain.  You probably heard of Nortel Networks.  Debt was increasing.  I could not find a job. There I was, in the middle of a major drought in my life.  He reminded me of His commandment to "Seek yee FIRST the Kingdom of God" Matthew 6:33.  

Now when I look back I understand.  He toke action in my life.  He saw that I was overwhelmed by the care of this world.  I was miserable, unhappy, with a thirsty soul. He reminded me of my first love.  He knew what I wont all along.  Now when I look back, I do understand what happen. When a church denies the Holy Spirit, God deny the church Titus 1:15-16, 2 Timothy 3:4-6, 2 Peter 2:1-3.  The church is the body of Christ.  He is the Head.  The members are filled with the Holy Spirit.  One of the main purpose of the Holy Spirit is to teach 1 Co 2:13.  The Worldwide Church of God became the prey of false teachers as forewarn by, Jude: 5.  Since the false teachers were in a position of leadership, many recognized it and left.

I did not need to run away from God.  Instead, I needed to stay closer to God for understanding. He was protecting me all along from the false teachers.  So I got back into seeking the kingdom of God….and "voila". As seasons change, so is the condition in my life.  My wife and I moved to her native town in Newfoundland. God is gradually improving our financial dilemma.  From winter to summer, spring is in between, which mean that changes are gradual.  In the process, God is teaching.  He is teaching something valuable that will be forge in me for eternity, Isaiah 64:8, Romans 9:21.  We bring nothing physically with us in heaven.  The only thing that stays with us is our character and the righteousness of Jesus, Romans 4:5, Romans 5:17, Galatians 3:6.  All this is God doing.  We are to be willing to learn.  Once saved, we are to grow in knowledge and it application in our life.
 
What you have read above, about the circumstance of my life is "pretty" general, there was much more to this.  This is my testimony of Christ in my live. What I've learned is that we are to live life as God teaches.  If you have accepted Jesus even with little knowledge, Jesus will teach you. Some Christians have the false impression that we are to sit and wait, leaving to the pastors to do all the works.  It is not all-blind faith.  Jesus will give you the gift of discernment to understand, Philippians 1:9, 1 Corinthians 12:10, 1 Corinthians 2:14.

There is much more after salvation that meets the eyes.  We are saved by grace, and nothing will take that away.  It is a gift.  Salvation is only the beginning.  Being "saved" means "born again". We were born physically in water, within our mother womb, which was the beginning of a long process to become a mature adult.
"Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.  That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit," Jn 3:5-6.  
Born of water is not water baptism; it is born in the flesh.  Born again of the Spirit is also a beginning, living in the spirit.  So, do not expect to know everything in one bible study.  Expect a life journey walking with Jesus, learning the application of His Word. As Jesus replied, "But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice".  Luke 11:28 (New Living Translation)

Enoch walked with God 300 years out of 365 years.  Our life expectancy is shorter, about 70 years, so learn early and quick.  Here is a hint of what God is expecting.  He is expecting from you to apply the lesson of trusting Him, Ps 37:3.  A mystery of physical longevity is to honour your father and mother, Exodus 20:12.  The mystery of mental health longevity is to trust in God the Father, the Son Jesus our Lord and King and in the Holy Spirit living in you.  If you belong to God and have not yet learn the lesson of trusting in the Lord, expect to live a life with all the pain worrying and doubting bring.  The sooner you learn the lesson of trusting the better.  Aren't we taught to die in Christ?  (Romans 6:8, 1 Corinthians 15:31).  To please God is to trust Him.  To trust God is to please Him.  The only work expected from you is to believe and to trust, John 6:28-29.  We are not to walk with God murmuring and doubting as the Israelites experience in their 40 years journeyed in the desert.  The whole experience of God people Israel from the time of Abraham till now is for our learning.  It was an episode of trusting and not trusting.  We can read the consequences. Proverbs 3:5-6 should be read as a commitment, it should be read as so: "I will trust in the LORD with all my heart, and I will not lean on my own understanding.  In all my ways, I will acknowledge Him, and He shall direct my paths".

Another lesson in our walk with Jesus is to rest in Him.  We all could acted religiously by taking care of the widows, the orphans, and the poor, visiting prisoners, the sick, yet if we have not learn "to rest in the Lord", we are doing all this by our own work and effort (Matt 7:21-23).  To understand the "Intended Rest" follow this link, Rest

We all need teachers.  We all need to be instructed by someone.  Someone we can trust.  Jesus warned us that false teachers and prophets would come about.  He warned us not to be deceived, Luke 21:8.  Ask God for help.  To bring about the right teachers in your life, Acts 8: 26-31

The Book of Psalm point up that it is all about trust.  History of Israel shows the consequences of trusting and not trusting in the Lord.  Now look in your life.  Can you see the same scenario repeating?  Fundamental truth, both salvation and rest is a gift from God through our Lord Jesus.  We are saved and we rest in the works of someone else, which is Jesus our Lord and Redeemer. Mystery of God, mystery of the gospel, mystery of Christ, and all mysteries are revealed and are to be revealed even if it takes eternity.
In that hour Jesus rejoiced in the Spirit and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and revealed them to babes. Even so, Father, for so it seemed good in Your sight. Luke 10:21
But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. But as it is written:

     "Eye has not seen, nor ear heard,
      Nor have entered into the heart of man
      The things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. 1 Cor 2:10

"which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed by the Spirit to His holy apostles and prophets," Ephesians 3:5.
"the mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints". Colossians 1:26

Now, if anyone insists in telling you that no one can't know and understand the bible, he is a liar, for God reveal to those who love Him 1 Cor 2:9



2010年4月7日星期三

How would you face persecution? Tens of Thousands of Muslims Coming to Christ. Our church attendees are decreasing. Why?

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Thousands of Muslims See Jesus In Dreams and Visions and Are SAVED!

The Church of Philadelphia "The Faithful Church": Are we as faithful as we are to be?


How could this be possible, that at the height of tremendous Christian's persecution the gospel instead of declining in status, it is spreading like a wild fire?  I could not understand this phenomenon.  Anyone seeing a public execution of a Christian would think twist before accepting the gospel.  Most of these countries where Christians are being persecuted barely have bibles, ministries, and have little representation from the western nations. China, North Korea and Middle East Islam nations are the one that come to mind.  

What is that gospel that required no in-depth bible study that a believer is willing to lose his/her lives over it?   Please watch this video. It show how much Chinese seek to know Jesus. The Bible Is Truth by Dennis Balcombe. 

We all want to worship Jesus in our own little ways.  Christian denominations with it diversities of worship practice are like going into an ice cream parlour.  The cone is Jesus the foundation (the corner stone), the ice cream flavours and toppings are the denomination and non-denomination churches.  Everybody chose what ever he/she wants on his/her cone.  The result is that it might give out a false image of Jesus Church.  Be aware that He will test with fire the material that we put on that foundation (Matthew 7:23-27).  Jesus does love diversity in worship and expression of praise, let make sure it is made with the right motive, and not with a goody two shoes attitude toward other denominations. 

Therefore, I wonder.  What would be the consequences if there would be Christian persecution here in Canada?  Ask yourself, how many have wanted to be Christians, have heard the message, have been drawn to Christ by the preaching of the good news but due to fear of being different and rejection have quietly melted back into the crowd?  How many would disappear from our churches and hide to meet in small groups?

Returning to my first question: How could this be possible, that at the height of tremendous Christian's persecution the gospel instead of declining in status it is spreading like a wild fire? We find the answer in the Book of Acts, Chapter 8: Now Saul (Paul) was consenting to his death. At that time a great persecution arose against the church which was at Jerusalem; and they were all scattered throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 2 And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him. 3 As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering every house, and dragging off men and women, committing them to prison. 4 Therefore those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word.

"Those who were scattered went everywhere preaching the word" They had no scholarship in the doctrine; they had no bible which include the New Testament.  They had the testimonies of others pass on to them and the evidence according to Old Testament prophecy that Jesus is the Son of God, the awaited Messiah.  What was that testimony?  Christ resurrected.  Thousands witnessed His bodily resurrection.  They understood that Jesus was the redeemer, became the mediator, and the advocate between man and God.  Thousands receive the gift of Faith, of the Holy Spirit and the gift of Eternal Life.  The gospel brought peace and harmony between man and God.  It brought tremendous joy with the thought that they were alive for eternity with Jesus.

Christians were persecuted by the Jew's authority because they claimed that Jesus was the Son of God, the promise Messiah and alive, therefore blasphemy under Jewish law, and they were persecuted by the gentile occupied authority of Rome for treason for claiming Jesus as King and God.  Caesar was considered god and there could not be any other god but Caesar.

Here in western nations this same gospel falls on deaf ears.  Why?  Very few understand the need for salvation.  Few understand that they are separated from God, and consequently will be set apart from God forever in eternity.  That is what is called hell.  In our society sins have been replace with the term dysfunctional behaviour, which can be corrected with sufficient fund from the government to create services to treat people with these disorders.  Sins such as homosexuality has been accepted as a "life style".  Sins such as killing unborn babies as birth control is up to standard in our society.  Who need Jesus when this society can resolve all human problems just by ignoring the consequences of sins? 

Depressions are on the rise, the solution; take a vocation in the south, take vitamin D or see a psychologist at $200 dollars/hr instead of seeing a pastor.  Suicide is on the increase among teenagers.  The churches are not reaching out as it use to.  Church members themselves cannot give answer to most questions if ask by those who seek spiritual guidance.  Most are ill prepare to give an answer.  "Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have" 1 Peter 3:15.  Most members have given that responsibility to ministers and pastors.  Most Christians keep their Christians' faith for themselves.

The churches expect people to just walk into their building, expect people to just sit in the pews and act like any other members.  Few teach how to handle life as a Christian.  Many Christians do not know how to face life.  At the sign of a single misfortune, many are those who get discourage to a point of despair.  Almost no one is teaching the way of life as the first Christians lived by.  They lived by faith.  They lived by trusting Jesus.  They lived by resting in Him.  They lived by learning from Him.  That is why they were able to face persecution.  There is a great apostasy in the churches today because we do not teach to live in faith and are not sharing it.  We are being persecuted by our own ignorant.  How then shall we face real persecution?

 'How quick it is to dismiss and to forget that there was a time where Christians were thrown to lions, burned as human torches, mangled by wild beasts, killed by gladiators, tortured, torn apart by wild horses, or martyred in other dreadful ways?  Another great period of martyrdom broke out at the time of the Reformation in the 16th and 17th centuries.  We can read the accounts in all their gruesome details in Fox's Book of Martyrs'.

Do you know what century was the most tortuous of all?  It is estimated that more Christians were tortured and slain in twelve months during World War II than died under Rome in all the early centuries.  In the city of Seoul, Korea, ten thousand Christians have already suffered martyrdom for their faith.  Some authorities claim that over fifteen million Christians have been slaughtered in Russia, Soviet-controlled Europe and other Communist countries.  Since Christianity began, no generation has seen such worldwide persecution as is now in progress. 

In Africa and the Middle East, by the hundreds and thousands Christians are being killed by Muslim.  Europe is now at the risk of losing its gripes over the growing Muslim population.  They are increasing their population by using the same tactic that the provincial government of Quebec used with the support of the Catholic Church in the nineteen century for the purpose to increase their representation in the Federal government that is by making babies.  What do you think will be the result once Muslim reaches a democratic majority?  Democracy will prove that it is not the best form of government.  At election, there is always part of the population who lose and are left out.  Democracy only works when the minority submit to the majority. Would you submit to Sharia law?  Democracy is not necessary the best solution in some country such Iraq. There is more disorder and suicide booming among Muslim now than under the regime of Saddam Hussein.

Church denominations that support a Palestinians state do not understand that Islam is forcing its religion against peoples wills.  Their mandate is to convert the whole world.  I am not making this up. It is in the Qur'an.  Many accept Islam for fear of losing their business, their family and their life.  ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF TERROR that seed fear and submission ruled by Sharia law 

Among the horrors of Sharia are death for criticism of Islam, death for leaving Islam, death for non-Muslims living under Sharia, the near impossibility of rape victims to prove rape, wife beating, child marriage, unequal rights for women, no legal rights for non-Muslims, and the subjugation of women.  There is no retribution by the Islamic State against a Muslim who kills a non-Muslim under Sharia law.  If this should happen in Canada, would there not be an outcry for justice?  This is it …it is not happening here in Canada…yet!  So why should we get involved?  No one toke seriously Winston Churchill warning about the dangers of a German Nazi regime.

Why are the Canadian troops in Afghanistan?  Why American troops in Iraq?  According to the news media, it is for the western nation's interest (oil?  Not in Afghanistan).  In God perspective, many Muslims are now converting to Christianity at the risk of losing their life.  Jesus is the one who open doors of opportunities to reach out to those who are not yet written in the 'Book of life' and have yet to be include in it.  "And this gospel of the kingdom of God will be preached to the entire world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come" Matthew 24:14.

Jesus explained that he is the door. 'Then Jesus said to them again, "Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep" John 10:7'.  He also explained that he will go anywhere at the appropriate time to find pasture for His lose sheep. "I am the door.  If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture" John 10:9.

Paul walked through many doors that Jesus opened for him to preach the gospel in trouble area.  "For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries" 1 Corinthians 16:.  The same is founded in 2 Corinthians 2.  "Furthermore, when I came to Troas to preach Christ's gospel, and a door was opened to me by the Lord,"

We are to be thankful for the doors that are open in Iraq and Afghanistan, even at the cost of losing love one, the soldiers who sacrifice their lives for a greater cause.

We are to understand that God has a greater purpose in life, and that He is in charge of the world conditions Rom 13:1-7.  He is the one who decide who rule nations.  The authority behind the authority is God.  All government that exist are from God, good or bad.  All institutions are from God.  They are established for three reasons: protect, punish and promote.  God do control the affair of man.  Daniel 2:20-21 

Daniel answered and said:
Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings; 

King Nebuchadnezzar came to his sense after seven years of humble living experience.  He recognized who was in control over all activity under the sun.  This is how he expresses it in Daniel 4:34-37:

"And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honoured Him who lives forever:

      For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
      And His kingdom is from generation to generation.
      All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing;
      He does according to His will in the army of heaven
      And among the inhabitants of the earth.
      No one can restrain His hand"

A study in bible prophecy revealed that God have a greater purpose than to bring immediate justice when things go wrong.  He let man experience the consequences of sins.  How then could Christians understand God's work in the world?  Jesus admonishes us to learn from Him, and to ask wisdom to understand God works.  God reveal to those who seek him diligently.  Amos 3:7 declare; 'Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets'.  Jesus mentions that we are no longer servant but friend.  John 15:14 'You are My friends if you do whatever I command you'.  Remember His commandment: 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God'!  Subsequently you would know the will of God; you would know that God wants no one to perish: "who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth, 1 Tim 2:4".  God does not want to leave you uninformed.  Ignorant are those who accused God of not caring and not being involved.  Repent and thank God, because at this moment you know as Daniel knew:

 He gives wisdom to the wise
 And knowledge to those who have understanding.
 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.

Thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king's demand."
Dan 2: 22-23

Whoever read this is blessed with the abundance of God's love.

What Christians are to do?  We are to pray for the unity of the Body of Christ 'the Church', no matter what denomination we belong to.  Pray so that the Holy Spirit stirs up the ministry in your church for Jesus to rule and pastor.  We are to stop quarrelling for doctrines that are mostly misunderstood and related to tradition of man.  Let us concentrate on spreading the simplicity of the gospel: the true gospel that so many hungry spirits are looking for.  It is free, remember.  We are saved by GRACE. Anyone who adds works to this salvation is from the synagogue of Satan.

Pray for door to open in our own community.  Let us focus on saving soul instead of putting so much energy on the survival of the existing church building and denomination existence.  Maybe, yes maybe, will Jesus delight in us similarly to the church of Philadelphia "The Faithful Church?

7 "And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write,
'These things says He who is holy, He who is true, "He who has the key of David, He who opens and no one shuts, and shuts and no one opens"8 "I know your works. See, I have set before you an open door, and no one can shut it; for you have a little strength, have kept My word, and have not denied My name9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are not, but lie—indeed I will make them come and worship before your feet, and to know that I have loved you. 10 Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth. 11 Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. 12 He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more. I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name. 13 "He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches."'

Do you have ears?  Therefore, this was addressed to you.  Jesus just spoke to you using His Word.

In conclusion

Pray for the Word of God to reach members of yours family, friends, citizens of your country, and your enemy that persecute you, so that He also will keep them from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.

Pray that doors wound open in all nations to fulfill the commission as a witness and of salvation.  "Meanwhile praying also for us, that God would open to us a door for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in chains," Colossians 4:3.

Can you hear Jesus footstep?  I do.  He is at your door, knocking.  Answer Him.  Invite Him in with this simple prayer: "Jesus, I believe that you are the one that God had sent.  I believe that you are the one spoken off in the Old Testament, the Messiah.  I believe in your love that you have demonstrated by dying in my stead, for my sins again you. I believe in your bodily resurrection. I believe because You say so.  I surrender my life to you, for you have so much to give. Be an important part of my life, so that others may see you in me the peace and the joy that come only from you. Thank you Lord Jesus for the new life, 'the new eternal life that begins now and forever'."

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What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the Gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel. 1 Corinthians 9:18

André Delage; abdelage@hotmail.com

Recommend reading:
I Will Bless Those Who Bless You Feature Article by Jack Kelley

Thy Kingdom Come, Thy will be done by Ron Graft and Lambert Dolphin

Watch: “What It Means to Die for Jesus”  http://youtu.be/1UQcJMrSaWU

2010年2月9日星期二

Jesus righteousness is the only way to love

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Wearing the clothing of Jesus righteousness

I listened to a teacher's message last Sunday, telling us how he learns to love others.  To help him love others, he said that he looks for something good in each other.  At that point, a passage from the Bible came into my mind.  Jesus telling "Why do you call Me good?  No one is good but One, that is, God. (Matt 19:17).  It curious because that He did not considered himself good. Jesus although at that moment when He made that comment He was sinless, He knew that there would be a time, when He would be looked upon by the Father as no good also.  On the cross, He toke all our sins. 

The sins that Jesus toke upon were all of humanities sins from the beginning of the existent of man until the end.  All the vile crimes and atrocities ever committed by man.  Even the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah, by Hitler regimes, the rapist, the torturous, women and children abusers, to the little white lies.  All have sins and all fall short to the glory of God.  (Rom 3:23) 

Jesus toke them all to the cross.  Although, we try to keep all the commandments and break only one, to the smallest hidden taught in our heart, e.g. looking at a women and desiring her in our heart, adultery, we all fall short of the glory of God.  Even if we serve in the community, look after the widows and the orphans, pay tithes, teach the good word yet sins the small insignificant laws whether God or human's government, we fall short of the glory of God.  We are no good.  Job has learned that lesson in a hard way.

Jesus toke all our sins, past, present, and future ones, so that who ever believe in Him may be save and have everlasting life.  His death covered all our sins, not with the tunic of skins that clothed Adam and Eve, which was a shadow of things to come but with the clothing of righteousness of Jesus, the righteousness, which is from God by faith  (Phil 3:9).  This is how God our Father is looking at us now.  He looks at us wearing the clothing of Jesus righteousness.

This is how we are to look at each other's in the church, among the body of Christ.  It is much easier to love and not to judge others by looking at others in the same way the Father look at us. "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God".(1 Jn 4:7)  And to know God is to know how God look at us.

In addition, this is how we are to love our enemies, and those who are not in the body of Christ the Church.  Jesus has paid the penalties of their sins also.  Although, they are not wearing the righteousness of Jesus, they have the opportunity to wear it also.  "Love has been perfected among us in this: that we may have boldness in the Day of Judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world". (1 Jn 4:17)