Monday, 27 August 2012

Laying on of hands

One might ask how could God's power be passed through human hands?

The same way the very Word of God is passes through human lips

The same way the gospel of Jesus is passed through human feet


Thursday, 23 August 2012


John Wesley said there are 5 things which God will definitely meet you in, as He promised

Scripture, prayer, fasting, Christian conversation, sacrament

I'm now rather convinced that regular fasting is not really about praying better. But rather to come close to feeling what Jesus felt.

Matt 6 implies that regular fasting should be done on normal 'working days'. Meaning, we learn to serve others in our affliction. We identify with our self-sacrificial Lord. Others benefit while we suffer.

Isn't that knowing Jesus better?
As much as prayer transforms the prayer as they know And relate to God better, fasting and giving must surely do the same.

What do you think?

Saturday, 18 August 2012

The Oath

We know the promise precedes the law, but Hebrews 7 tells us that the oath proceeds it.

The oath as in Heb 6, is to confirm the promise.

Thus the law comes in between the promised work of Christ and the oath which cements His work into eternity, given after Jesus sat down. The law is but a temporary blip between 2 unchangeable things.

It is then to our comfort that the oath confirms that Jesus blood once shed for all continues to be eternally effective for us. His priestly work continues till this very day.

"I have sworn by myself you are a priest forever..."

Thursday, 2 August 2012

Use your selfishness

Here's a random thought...

We know our hearts are deceitful above all things... thus no matter how 'noble' or 'servant-hearted' we think we are, usually there are hidden motives behind it... that's just a fact.

So we should really stop trying to be 'good people', and do what the Lord does - use our sins against ourselves

Thus instead of focusing on things like how much we serve one another, or how much we love our neighbour, or what can we do for others... blah blah... We should be absolutely selfish in a desire to know Jesus for ourselves - at the expense of anyone and anything

For it is only in this 'sin-filled' pursuit, that Jesus then directs us to all the 'means' of knowing Him in our service to others.... "If you love me... Feed my sheep".

When our driving force is wanting to selfishly obtain Jesus and all His ten thousand charms for ourselves, we can be sure that Jesus will direct us to do all the things we need to do during this passing away age..

It will also make sure that we don't do the one thing that always gets in the way of our relations with others - listening (fearing) the voice of men... cos we're actually genuinely admitting we're not too interested in their praises or plans.. well not in any serious way of course

Stick with Jesus in and through our wickedness, and He will bring it all to good - and then the glory will inevitably only be His