Wednesday, December 1, 2010

God and Mammon

This is a message actually shared by Pastor David Goh from Banner of Love church which I think is relevant in the light of the world right now...

Yesterday, I was invited to a marketing business plan which shared about opportunities of business and I won't say bad things about the business but there was something that really struck my mind. The people there who were promoting this business were mainly having motives of:

1) Proving to other people that they could make it big
2) Wanting to make money
3) Wanting to help ease the burden of their families (I consider this a noble reason)

And just by seeing the 1st 2 of these motives does it no confirm more of what the bible says in 1st John 2:15-16 which says "Do NOT love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world - the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life - is not of the Father but is of the world! "

Now whether or not you may be in such a business is not my concern, but 1st of all to you Christians:

My brothers and sisters, I plead with you, please please do not run after the things of the world. Do not be obsessed with them for when our Lord and Saviour, Jesus comes again, all these things will BURN UP in the flame and you will be left standing naked before Him and all your treasures you laid up here on earth will just be gone... Please.. Spend your time on earth to seek His face.

Yes no doubt money is important, in fact I would accept it if someone gave me 1 million dollars but if to gain the 1 million would mean compromising my relationship with God,

FORGET IT!! after Him..Only then can your joy be full..

To you non-Christians, I cannot tell you how wonderful and awesome Jesus is and how fulfilling He is, filling up the very holes and emptiness in your heart which even loads of money can't fill. All I can do is pray that you will find out that the stuff of these world will not last, but it will all be rot and dust when Jesus comes again.. However, I guess it's something that you all must go through to find out that Jesus is MORE THAN ENOUGH for you..

Anyway back to a portion of the message shared by Pastor David: Alright, in Matthew 6:24 - No one can serve 2 masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.

Notice this that the only other god mentioned in the New Testament is mammon. Jesus didn't even mention anything about the Baals, Ashtoreths and etc... and if you realize that in the Old Testament, any other god that comes up, God would "challenge" that God and show that He is superior to those other gods..

eg. In Exodus, the plagues that happened were actually showing how powerless the gods of Egypt were. For instance they worshiped the sun but the sun was darkened and no light was given.

So even in this time, God is shaking the heavens and the earth. God is show His superiority over mammon. Take a look at all these economic crashes, currency just dropping, inflation etc.. and take note, these are only the beginnings and the worst is yet to come! God is staging a "fight" with the god of mammon cause He wants to show His people and the rest of the world not to depend on money but to depend on Him Who is the source of EVERYTHING!

Therefore, in conclusion, let us not look to money as our everything but to God and Him alone. Our God is everlasting, infinitely rich and glorious, even the sparrows He takes care, what more us who are of more value than sparrows (Matt 10:29-31).

Pleading with you,

Sunday, April 4, 2010

FaCEBOok? mY vIeW

Paul Washer - "Young man...some of you need to get off your Facebook! "

lol...people know me as the "anti-Facebook" person and I know by posting up this post, I'm going to receive a lot of criticism. But before you start shooting me, I just want to clarify that

Facebook is NOT BAD! (if put in proper use)

Yes Facebook can be used to promote events very effectively and perhaps even get a crowd to your event (eg.Easter, Christmas) ...

Yes by Facebook you can know what your friends are feeling, their emo-ness and therefore encourage them...

Yes Facebook can connect you to friends whom you have long lost (a point which I have to admit is a good part of Facebook)

Yes Facebook allows you to play games and keeps you entertained.

Just take these 4 reasons ok..

Though Facebook can promote your events, try comparing it to this... BUT if I were to trade the time I spend on Facebook, trying to set up the poster etc... with praying and getting in tuned with God... Would not signs and wonders follow me?? eg. healing, prophecty etc... and by that happening wherever I am, would not people be drawn to it? I mean a city on a hill cannot be hidden right?? O_o Light somehow still shines in darkness right? Comparing these 2, by Facebook, people know about the event but by praying "kao kao", people know and people WANT to come..which is more effective?

Yes people nowadays post up all their emotions on to keep up with whats going on, Facebook is a good tool... And when you do find a friend that is emo, you encourage and perhaps in that way touch his/her life.. BUT compare it to this.. Instead of frequently checking Facebook for updates on how people feel, spend time praying and ask God to show you who is in need.. God reveals and you contact that person... I'm sure the person would be SHOCKED as in how did you know the situation he/she is going through and this would definitely cause this person to be instantly encouraged and open to God right?? Power! lol

*The 3rd point as mentioned above is really a good thing but perhaps if looked in the ideal way, we could actualy consider praying and God directing us to meet up with that long lost friend via His divine apointment (a lot of testimonies of that).. =)

Facebook may entertain you, but I have seen some who have used Facebook for games, videos etc.... to the extent they spend hours on it..Spamming here and there on people's pages (via commments I think) and you know, as a Christian, it really is disappointing to see these young people spend time on Facebook but not with God (believe me I have witnessed this 1st hand). Imagine if the time spend on Facebook was spent with God.. Imagine the revival we would be see-ing!

Bottomline...Facebook is not bad...but to use it, you must be able to control it and not it controls you..if it takes up your time with God, better delete the account.. Should your whole body go to hell because you lived a live of little passion for God cause you spent more time with Facebook? But if by using Facebook, you can control, then by all means USE IT FOR GOD'S GLORY! =D

but 4 me, I want to be an example to the younger generation whom I work with that we can live without Facebook and that God is all we need! ....

*a video by Paul Washer about Facebook =p

Hope I didn't offend you,

Monday, January 25, 2010

Warning out Of Judgement or Love?

Helooo people!..2nd post of the, I've been going through a rough time. A time in which i think God is working to remove the impurities in me that I may be pure. And Yes there are a lot more of impurities which I Still see in myself and I'm allowing this Refiner's Fire to clean me up..I know it's gonna be super hard to go through, but by His strength and ONLY by His strength I will overcome.

Anyway, what I've been facing this week is this. It starts with a call from someone very close to me saying, "I feel uncomfortable with the way you quote scripture.


I LOVEEEE to quote scripture and now you say you are uncomfortable with me doing that? (that was exactly what went through my head at that moment) And you know, when it comes from someone really close it actually PRICKS! =/

So of course I had to look into it as u never know God actually uses people to tell you your errors when you ain't listening to Him. And I went to get a second opinion. And yup, this other person said i was to judgmental and that I should try to see things from other people's point of view.

OK !! SO 2 people kinda like confirmed with me that something was wrong with me. And I asked God on what is to be done and whether or not I should tone down when warning people of God's judgment or against lukewarmness. And as I read my bible, I was at:

ezekiel 3: 18-19 - When I say to a wicked man, 'You will surely die,' and you do not warn him or speak out to dissuade him from his evil ways in order to save his life, that wicked man will die for his sin, and I will hold you accountable for his blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked man and he does not turn from his wickedness or from his evil ways, he will die for his sin; but you will have saved yourself.

So in conclusion is this:


to the people who have been offended by me when I quoted scripture and seemed to be judging you or if I was to harsh and did not understand you or your situation. I'm sorry I could not think of other stuff to advice you cause to me I thought that by sharing with you God's way, it could help you out in your situation and sorry cause I don't know much of other methods. All my methods only come from the bible cause I don't really read other books.


I will still not condone sin or anything that goes against God's ways no matter how you tell me your situation is cause if I did condone it, I would be in deep trouble before God. And like what the verse said (Eze 3:18-19), I do not want your blood on my hands.


If ever I do warn you, I'll warn you out of love and not of a judgmental spirit. And I know i might fail someday or sometimes but right here right now, I give you the permission to tell me if I sound to judgmental. Help me to learn how to tell or warn in a loving way.. Thanks people. Would really appreciate your cooperation with me on this. =)

Learning to Love,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Christian Way

sorry people for the looooooonggg time I did not noe life with all the assingments and exams etc....

and u noe..1 regret throughout this exams and assingments is that I did not spend time with God. And the result of that is my results not being as good as b4. seriously. honour God and He will Honour you.. let me repeat


For you students out there, let me remind u once again, we are in this world to serve God and to live for His glory. Our main goal here is not just good results and all that kinda stuff. However dun get me wrong that i'm askin u not 2 study at all but rather, to put God 1ST no matter how busy u may be.. God 1st ya! =) Seek ye 1st the kingdom of God and His righteousness and the rest shall be added unto You.

Anyway, purpose why i write this blog is 2 share with u people some of the stuff which has actually struck with this few weeks or so.. With the wake of the church burnings and all that plus also some stuff in college which really pissed me off, all i felt was anger and thought of the ways of revenge but clearly if i was to harbour anger and think of revenge, what different would that make me from those that piss me off or even those church burners?

Going back to the book of Matthew and the sermon on the Mount, Christ actually thought us what to do when people offend us or even piss us off. Reading from:

Matthew 5:39 - Jesus said, "But I tell you not to resist an evil person. But whoever slaps you on
your right cheek, turn the other to him also. If anyone wants to sue you and
take away your tunic, let him have your cloak also.

Matthew 5:44 - But I say to you, love your enemies and bless those that curse you, do good to
those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute
you that you may be the sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes the sun
rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and unjust. (my
favourite part --->) For if you love those who love you, what reward do you

From what we see here in Jesus' teachings, its like TOTALLY out of this world. Anyone in this world would definitely react in the opposite manner. However, coz we are christians, we are called to be salt and light to this world, to be different. And i know its easy for me to say this and to preach, but believe me, i go through the exact same thing that i speak about here in my college and each day i pray for strength to react the way Jesus would. What bout u? Will you do the same?

One modern example of a person who actually followed this teaching of Jesus is my mum. For more than 10 years, there was this person who like totally hated here. She wanted to resolve this issue and talk it out so that there won't be any tensions, but that person refused to. However, instead of like retaliating and playing cold war, my mum actually continued to cook 4 that person, helped that person out in all ways that she could and of coz continued to uphold her in prayer.


1 day, after like 10 long years, the person came up 2 my mum to apologize and now they are like really cool with each other.. Amazing isn't it, God's ways!? =D .. We are to conquer evil with good and not evil with evil. Yes it is harder but the results are also better. Bigger sacrifice, Bigger fruit. So what will your reaction to be to people who actually hurt you?

Retaliate or Love?

Convicted to love,

Thursday, December 18, 2008

The stand

this video has really touched me on how the King of kings would come down 2 dis small planet called Earth and not only that..would give His life so that we may have life..

I realy realy duno wat else 2 do 2 thank this amazing God of mine n i duno how else you who read this can thank this amazing God..The only thing God deserves and wat we owe God is our lives..

If this has touched you and you juz duno wat to do then pls leave a msg at the chat box of this blog..n i juz pray that you who read this blog, for christians that u will be reminded of this amazing God and begin 2 make it a point 2 alwayz be all out 4 Him coz thats what He deserves and that u will alwiz be amazed. For non-christians, i hope you noe wat God has done 4 u n how depraved u r that it took the Son of God's death to save you n theres no better way 2 repay this then 2 offer up ur lives to Him as living sacrifices.

To amazed and in awe,

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Testing WILL cOme! =D. pRaIsE GoD

Testing will come and yet i say praise wonder y? u'll c in the end.

Nways lets start to deal with the fact that testings will come.

In Psalms 81:7 - "you called in trouble, and i rescued u; i answered you in the hiding place of thunder; i TESTED you at the waters of Meribah."

Well we Christians who have been saved noe wat it was like before we were saved. WE called out to God to save us n in His amazing grace He did! (you called in trouble, and i rescued u). We went on living our lives and we have seen the goodness of God, the wonderful miracles He has done in times where things seem impossible with men sumhow manage to happen. (i answered you in the hiding place of thunder - being answered by thunder is not sumtin normal.=_=).


(i TESTED you at the waters of Meribah)

U c.God will test His people coz wat is faith if it cant be tested? and this testing is also to show us whether we have actually been following God cz of the blessings and when He stops givin blessings to us would we still seek Him or juz turn our backs? =S. Testing also are also to produce perseverance as it says in James 1:3 - The testing of ur faith produces perseverance.

As we draw close to the 2nd coming of Christ, Testings will come all the more 2 an even greater degree! This is coz God wants to separate the weed from the grass, the goats from the sheep and those who have never genuinely love God will fall away to the cares of this world. I sincerely hope ur nt 1 of them. But nway, hope for those who dun fall away. As u go thru this testings, and u "pass" them, u are one of those ppl who God is gonna use POWERFULLY to do His work in the last days.

Noticed why i highlited the Powerfully? In Luke 4:1 it says that Jesus was led about by the Spirit in the wilderness. U c ! Some of us may be goin thru the "desserts" of life (testings) as we experience lack of resources and etc. I noe im goin thru 1 now with the assignments and all piling up n the lack of knowledge in how to do it all. BUt u noe. im NOT GONA WORRY! =) if u read on in Luke 4:14, It says that Jesus returned in the POWER OF THE SPIRIT! dosent it juz make u rejoice when goin thru testings? it does me coz i noe as i yield myself more to God in the midst of this troubles, I will come out of it in POWER of the Spirit!!

So my bros n sis in Christ, let us not be down when goin thru testings but rather REJOICE coz our God has sumtin amazing installed for us as we go thru this testings and there will be POWER!! =D. so REJOICE!

Rejoicing in trials,

Saturday, November 1, 2008


yoyo..sori ppl 4 d long absence. due to reasons lik er..lab reports, assignments, and lazy =P, i haven been updating..sori ya..=(..

anyway i was reading my bible in 1 of my quiet times recently n there was something that reli reli spoke out 2 me..something we hear so often but YET find it so hard 2 apply in our lives..

In Psalms 76:7 it says; You(God) alone are to be feared. Who can stand before You when You are angry?

u c it says God ALONE is 2 be feared..noticed y i emphazise the word alone? its cz so many times as humans that we tend to fear so many other things such as "what ppl would think if i did this for God?", "would the outcome be ok?" and etc etc. BUT the bible says ALONE and it means ALONE! .

For example, lets just say something good happens in your life. Would u praise God's name in front of those who comes and compliments you despite them being atheist or non-believers? i admit there are times im afraid to bring God's name in the picture when responding to such praises especially coming from sum1 older (eg.aunt, uncle) cz u neva noe how they mite shoot u bac but this words really shot me! cz God ALONE is to be oder words we juz do what He commanded us to do and in this case is to glorify His name despite the fact that we could be ridiculed..

Now this is juz an example and there are actually many other ways we could stand up for God but yet we choose not to coz we fear what men might think.

Besides that, fearing God ALONE is also 2 show that we trust Him knowing that wateva He tells us to do, He will see us thru it despite there being opposition from men. i lik wat dis phrase "1 man + God = MAJORITY!" .and it also says that greater is He who is in me than he who is in the world. so why should we fear those who are of the world? 0_o..amazing!! In addition to that, it also says fear not men who destroy only the body BUT fear God who has the power to destroy both the soul and the body! ..

Btw, this fear that i speak off is not that lik afraid or anytin lik dat but rather its awe and reverence, noe-ing that God is the ultimate power and His will will be done! =)..

so yeah! if u have been convicted reading this post about standing up for God despite what ppl mite think n u haven been doin so, 2day is the day 2 purpose in ur heart to be 1 who fears GOD ALONE! =)..join me as we proclaim the greatness and goodness of God to men not caring what they mite think bout us. And yes it wouldn't be easy as spoken BUT we are neva to do it in our strength but instead to depend on God for His strength to be bold! so yea pray 4 strength!