Dream God’s Dreams, Make a Difference!

dream god's dreams

How do you make a difference wherever you go and wherever you serve? First, you gotta know if God wants you to make a difference, and make a significant contribution. Once you have that settled, you move on. As far as I am concerned, the Lord wants every one of us to make a difference wherever we go. Second, you seek the Lord. Ask Him to show you what you are called to do in that particular church, ministry, company or organization. Ask for a revelation from heaven, a dream, a divine blueprint, a vision. Third, after having received the revelation, dream, blueprint or vision, don’t rush into it. Seek the Lord and ask Him to give you His timeline and His strategy. Imagine Noah rushing off to build the ark without waiting for God’s instructions on how to build it and when to build and float the ark. It would have been a disaster! Fourth, once you know the ‘what’, ‘when’ and ‘how’, you just go and do it boldly, courageously, yet gently and patiently. Above all, love much, as much as you can. Don’t compromise. When you hit a wall, pray; when someone goes against you (including people who had been good friends and fellow brothers and sisters in Christ), pray more; when the enemy hurls all kinds of things at you, pray even more. Don’t give up. Don’t stop believing. Don’t let the devil win. Ask God to lead the charge, ask Him to give you the breakthrough and trust me, He will. Fifth, once you’re into it and doing the very thing God has asked you to do and to do it the way He wants you to, take a step back and watch God in action. Walk by faith, not by sight. And finally, give all the glory to God because you will see success! Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord and go on to the next thing God wants you to do, and continue to make an impact, make a difference, dream God’s dreams and change the world around you. And when you are gone one day, may the Lord’s work and legacy continue because someone caught the vision and they will take your place. Hallelujah! 

“With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” – Mt.19:26

A Time to Shape Up!

potter's hands and the clay

This is not just a time to educate the church on LGBTQ, marriage and family issues which is very important and not enough churches are doing that, but more importantly this is a time to review and scrutinize the effectiveness of our discipleship process and a key question to ask is, “Are my church members conforming to the rule, image and will of God?”
Rom.8:29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.
1Jn.3:2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when he appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.

Who Are You Impressed With?

I heard a story from well-known YWAMer Floyd McClung many years ago. He was visiting Stockholm probably back in the 80s or early 90s when prostitution was legal and pervasive in Sweden. One evening, he attended a prayer meeting in a small church where only a handful of people were. Someone started sharing about how rampant prostitution was and the effects of it on their country. Others added their views and talked about it in great detail. At some point, Floyd noticed an old lady sitting quietly throughout the entire discussion, listening intently to what everyone was saying. After some time, suddenly she spoke up and said, “it appears to me that you are all more impressed with the devil and what he is doing than you are with God! I thought this was supposed to be a prayer meeting!” As the Lord brought this story back to my mind, I thought hey, this is so relevant to our situation in Singapore now. Instead of being unknowingly impressed with what the devil is doing, we need to be impressed with the greatness, the power and the authority of our Almighty God! He is our Victory and He will fight for us, we only need to be still. (Exo.14:14)

I Will Pay You Back!

Joel 3:4 “Now what have you against me, O Tyre and Sidon and all you regions of Philistia? Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily return on your own heads what you have done.”

What an amazing verse Joel 3:4 is, isn’t it? God warned the nations who had oppressed His people, “Are you repaying me for something I have done? If you are paying me back, I will swiftly and speedily RETURN ON YOUR OWN HEADS what you have done!” God cannot be threatened – not any part of Him nor His will. His truth marches on no matter what a nation decides to do. When God arises, His enemies scatter! Who is God besides our God, who is the Rock besides our Rock? He is a fortress and our tower of deliverance! The circumstances around us may change today or tomorrow, but our identity as sons and daughters of God does not change with the circumstances. The glory of God in us cannot be robbed from us. When Jesus was hanging on the cross, the circumstances looked bad, it looked like Satan had him and the Son of God looked threatened and there appeared to be nothing glorious about Him, but His circumstances did not change His identity, though hanging on the cross, Jesus was still the glorious King and Lord of heaven and earth! We saw how that ended, Jesus defeated the grave, rose again, ascended into heaven and He will come again to judge the living and the dead! So as God’s people, we only need to believe and follow, trust and obey, and be faithful to the end, living godly lives as a fragrant offering to the Lord amidst ungodliness. If you have read your Bible, you’ll know that we WIN in the end!

How Far Has Today’s Church Departed From the Early Church?

The early Christians were detached from the world while many Christians today are very much attached to it. The early Christians were so hungry for the Word they met daily to learn it while many Christians today have to be promised a good time and a great meal before they would attend an evening study of the Word. The early Christians had holy communion daily and corporately to remember our Savior who was wounded for our transgressions while many Christians today have holy communion personally (using a specially purchased personal communion kit) as a magical ritual to claim healing for our own wounds. The early Christians gave money generously for the common good while many of today’s Christians need to be promised manifold material blessings in return for giving. A lot of today’s church services are almost entertaining while the early church meetings were edifying. They fed the sheep while we entertain the goats. The early church sought to make the world more like the church but the church in so many places today has become more like the world. The early Christians proclaimed their faith wherever they went, boldly and courageously, but many of today’s Christians prefer to remain silent. As a result, the early Christians turned the world upside down while many of today’s Christians have been turned upside down by the world! The early church grew and grew in spite of persecution and also because of persecution while so many churches today remain stagnate in times of peace. How far have we departed from the ways of the early church? The only way to realize how far we have departed from the original is to rediscover the original. And the only way to rediscover the original is to go back to the Word – study it, understand it and align the church today with it.

Would You Let Your Child Cross Dress?

An American journalist asked the question, would you let your son/daughter cross dress if that’s what they deeply desired to do? And here’s my reply:

This is what I’d say, I’d tell her “Girl, you were born a female, that’s your NATURAL design intended by Nature/God/Big Guy in the Sky (give it whatever name based on your affiliation and belief). You may certainly play with remote control cars instead of dolls, eat fried chicken instead of candy, carry weights and build muscles instead of putting on make-up, keep your hair short, wear pants instead of skirts and dresses, because you may be naturally made to be a woman who will one day work in an industry which provides services for men, or you could be a great engineer, mathematician, etc. and work in a profession that is traditionally dominated by men (watch the amazing movie, Hidden Figures, if you haven’t) and that’s not a bad thing. There are many women naturally gifted in these areas. But that does not mean you’re a man because Nature/God/etc. has made you female and therefore a woman, so celebrate your womanhood and love the Law of Nature instead of fighting it. And when your life aligns with your design, Girl, you will be the happiest person on planet earth!”

Are You Joining Satanists in Celebrating Halloween?

In case you didn’t know, when you or your children celebrate Halloween, you are basically joining satanists all over the world in their satanic festival. (See extract of an article below.) The Bible says, “Let God arise and let His enemies be scattered.” (Ps.68:1) When we honor and celebrate God in our homes, God arises and there is no place for the devil. However, if we honor and celebrate Satan and his chosen festival, the devil arises in your home and it’s anyone’s guess how he would destroy your family and your children. It could be sickness, defiance, impurity, immorality, behavioral change, change in attitude, change in beliefs, etc. Don’t risk it! It’s strange that while parents keep a tight watch over who our kids hang out with, what they do in their free time yet we are completely careless about letting them come into contact with satanic things and rituals. Is it because it appears fun and enjoyable? Well, in case you haven’t noticed, there are many things that are fun and enjoyable, such as, shop-lifting, lying, pranking, bullying, fighting, promiscuous sex, pornography, etc. Would you let your children do these things too? Let’s be wise and let not the pattern of the world enter into our homes. Instead, the pattern of the truly Christian home should influence our friends in the world.

“In The Satanic Bible, Satanist Anton LaVey writes that “after one’s own birthday, the two major Satanic holidays are Walpurgisnacht and Halloween “. Other holidays are the two solstices and the two equinoxes. Five to six weeks after each of the solstices and equinoxes are the “legendary Satanic revels” (a reference to the cross-quarter days). In the First Satanic Church, an “Annual Black X-Mass Show” is also held every December, hosted by LaVey’s daughter, Karla LaVey.” – Source: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satanic_holidays