Monday, April 30, 2012

Do you trust an "arranged marriage"?

* 2nd May 2012 additions

Matthew 22:2
The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,

Matthew 22:10
So those servants went out into the highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests.

Many years ago when I was staying at Taman Putri Wangsa near Ulu Tiram, my sister and I walked a few doors down to our neighbour's house (Mr & Mrs Kadir) to attend their daughter's (Siti) beautiful wedding ceremony/luncheon. The wedding couple was the result of an arranged marriage by both the bride and groom's parents. 
Even in an arranged marriage, the couple still had to choose to a certain degree and choose to agree with the arrangements.  Ironically, their parents own marriages however were not from such arrangements - both their parents got to marry their childhood sweethearts!. Mr & Mrs Kadir grew up in the same neighbourhood and went to the same school and they were very fond of each other since childhood.

While people in general have always cried "FREE WILL" since the beginning of time when the first sons of god saw fair maidens and took them as wives of all whom they CHOSE.

Genesis 6:2
"That the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and they took them wives of all which they chose." 

Free will or FREEDOM to chose your spouse, choose what to eat, choose what to wear, choose where to work, choose where to live, choose who to believe in and some even chose when to die.

Look where the freedom of choice landed Adam and Eve, when they chose to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.

It is not that man is incapable to make his own decisions but each decision that we make may have two entirely different end result, on which the outcome can be either victorious or catastrophe.  
IT IS NOT that GOD do not want you to make your own decision or wants you to follow HIM like a robot or a simpleton completely devoid of brain activity.    
To do the will of God is not a monumental or an impossible task; it is GOD teaching us discernment and harnessing our god given ability to make the right decisions.  

Is this not what each country's judicial court justice system do?  - To keep law and order, and to sentence those found guilty.  

It is just finding contentment in what the LORD has prepared for us, although most of the time we may not understand it at first or the initial stage maybe straineous.  GOD's will is basically stated in Deuteronomy 30:16.

Doing God's will or predestination has NOTHING to do with God telling us what to do in every aspect of our lives and we must do each and everything without question.  Had Adam and Eve consulted the LORD before making their decision to eat from that TREE, I am sure the LORD would have explained to them the results.  The LORD does not want BLIND OBEDIENCE, the LORD Most High only hopes for our love, respect, faithful acknowledgement of HIS authority JUST as a child respects his parents.  

[ It feels very eerie to see that the mimicking of the "speaking in tongues" spirits after the so called "will of the LORD" where "the evil spirits" ask those people they control to follow their every will and command, even in matters such as marriage. - There are cases where people who speak in tongues, actually marry the person that the "spirit" in their mouths and ears command them to do so and tells them that this is the person that they should marry.]

My mother asked the LORD to choose a spouse for her and she accepted the LORD's choice, even though my parent's meeting was by chance, but my mother believed it was the will of the LORD answering her prayers.

GOD does not dictate who we should or should not marry.  The LORD Most High listens to our prayers and will "arrange" or prepare someone for us to marry.

Same goes for anything that we need and what we want, we only need to ask and inquire from the LORD.  As a child would ask from his parents, wealthy parents can give much to their children; what more of GOD who is infinitely RICH and HE CAN give us things and fulfill our requests beyond our wildest dreams. 

James 1:5
If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

John 15:7
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. 

What other arranged marriage do we have in the Bible?

Adam and Eve;

Abraham and Hagar (for the purpose of bearing a child)

Isaac and Rebecca;

Jacob and Rachel / Leah and (+2 more);

Joseph and Mary;
so on and so forth......

Adam and Eve did not have any choice, did they? Adam was all alone and could not find a help suitable for him on the entire planet and GOD "arranged" for somebody to be made from Adam. 

Genesis 2:18
And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.

Genesis 2:20
And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.

It feels quite weird to see that some people interview or look for potential wives (or vice versa) while they are interviewing job applicants?  As weird as it may sound but it happens. They look at your "hobbies" section to see if you have similar hobbies or if you like to cook and clean! Of COURSE we all have to clean up after ourselves... but if you are looking for a wife SOLELY to cook and clean.... PLEASE APPLY FOR A MAID.

Adam DID not complain on why GOD gave him Eve.  Well, today with so many choices on the streets, you might say that it was easy for Adam to be faithful to Eve, because Eve was the only woman there. 
Marriage is never supposed to feel like prison or slavery to a person.
If you truly love someone, you would want to be bound to your spouse forever. Pray for the strength to follow according to the will of GOD, then marriage can be eternal bliss where endless possibilities can happen on what two persons can do together through tough times and good times. Choice of marriage must be mutual to the least and cannot be forced upon another person who has no desire to be a husband or a wife.

Ephesians 3:9
And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

The first Woman (Eve) has never experienced loneliness while the first Man (Adam) on the other hand had been alone for quite a while. 
God created The Woman from the Man’s expressed innermost heart’s desire.  The first Woman was being created as equally as Man was, became as independent as Man was because she was taken out from Man.  The Woman was not created separately and directly from mud as God did with Man. She was allowed by the LORD to make her own decisions, chose her own path and etc, just as her husband did.

The Woman made an independent decision to eat from the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil.  After the fall, God had to curse Eve to turn her heart and desire back to her husband.  Just as GOD is trying to turn our heart back to HIM.  Too much independence in a fallen state can be catastrophic to both genders.  That is why both husband and wife should consult with each other and depend on each other to solve any problems.  The husband as the head of the house should take the lead in making the FINAL decision after seeking guidance from the LORD. 

However, today in many countries like Saudi Arabia where women are completely bound to the will of another man is too much of a perverted method.  How can a man be head of the house if he is a minor or an uneducated person - just because he is the only man in a house full of mature women? 

A mature man is only head of the house over his own wife and children if he is a married man. Individual men and women are independent if they are not married. A single child below 21 years old is subject to his or her parents as head of the house.

1 Corinthians 11:3
But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God.

1 Corinthians 11:7
For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God: but the woman is the glory of the man.

Even as God made Man to be groomed up to make his own independent decision to name the animals independently as God did not tell Adam what name to use. Naming animals was the first step in teaching Man to make decision for himself.  But Adam was basically still a child and is still very much dependent upon his creator to teach and guide him. God had infinite knowledge to share with Adam but growth is a gradual process.  Sons of God are meant to be independent beings and yet working together for a greater purpose and greater good.

The story of Adam and Eve is to turn all human beings back to the desire of all things godly and godliness.  

Genesis 3:16
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.

Adam and Eve learned to love and support each other through thick and thin, for all man are created equal - both man and woman are called ADAM (Genesis 5:2). 
Of course there are obvious differences between MALE and FEMALE...i.e. Outward physique, certain visible strengths and weaknesses. But do you notice that what are INVISIBLE to both male and female is where both are the same.... for a woman came from "inside" of a man.
Both are spiritually the same and with the same non visible abilities or disabilities.  

Physical differences are just for procreation purposes.  Just as Adam cannot reproduce by himself and GOD created Woman in order for Man to have meaningful relationship and reproduction (forget about cloning).  God created Man in order to have a meaningful relationship and expansion / growth in the family of GOD. 

If you call a woman emotional or a woman is governed by her emotions; can you really say that all men in this world are not emotional?
Actually it is quite the opposite sometimes. 
Is it not men that came up with the phrase, "Shoot first and ask later"?
Men can be so emotionally fearful that they would fire away without weighing the consequences first. 

Do you normally run cross a busy street or highway without looking both ways? If you want to survive longer, you would look to your left and right before determining if it is safe to cross the street. Being careful is not about fear or emotions, its about survival; but even the most careful person can just drop dead tomorrow if the LORD were to take his life. 
When I was about 3 years old, I was in a hairdressing shop with my mother and sister, all of a sudden, I dashed from my mother's sight and ran crossed a 4 lane busy street without looking to my left or right because I wanted to get to my dad's car that was parked across the street. My mom got the fright of her life and told me never to do
that again. I guess I was not thinking and just did what I felt like doing – and I am still alive.  Come on, since when does a child sit around weighing the pros and cons of life?

Genesis 5:1
This is the book of the generations of Adam. In the day that God created man, in the likeness of God made he him;

Genesis 5:2
Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created.

Genesis 5:3
And Adam lived an hundred and thirty years, and begat a son in his own likeness, and after his image; and called his name Seth:

Adam had many sons and daughters but the LORD only mentioned about a son in his own likeness and after his image, in the line of Seth, which meant Seth had godly traits (i.e. faithfullness) of a "son of God" like his own father Adam who was called a son of God (Luke 3:38).  

Romans 6:1
"What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?"

Romans 6:2
"God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?"

Even for those who did not choose to follow the LORD at first but later repented; the LORD still forgives 7 times or 77 times or 777 x ............
It is not how many times that the LORD needed to forgive you and HE can forgive you indefinitely but it is whether you took the initiative of a repentant person. Understand where and what you have done wrong. Try to stop sinning.
Does the great mercy of GOD mean anything to you? 

If a murderer asked for forgiveness and continues his butchering people tomorrow until the end of his life, then it is very obvious that his repentance was false.

John 8:11
She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.

In the Bible, when the LORD told the adulterous woman who was spared from being stoned to death...... "go and sin no more"......nobody did a follow up on that woman's story.... Did she really repented and sin no more? Or Did she continue committing adultery?

If you asked for forgiveness today, will you go on sinning tomorrow?
If the LORD forgave a prostitute, will she go on with her prostitution tomorrow?
Mary Magdalene stopped her prostitution and followed the ways of the LORD.
If the LORD forgave a homosexual person, will he go on committing the acts of homosexuality? Apparently many of them still do.

Which PART of the words, “GO AND SIN NO MORE” that you do not understand?

John 5:14
"Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.

Revelation 2:20
Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.

Revelation 2:21
And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

Revelation 9:21
Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornication, nor of their thefts.

Even after Lucifer and the fallen angels are bound, the bestiality and the beastly behaviour that has been controlling mankind taken away... time will be prolonged for mankind to repent until they die of old age or by whatever means, (Daniel 7:12) then judgement will come after your physical death. 
You are given your lifetime to repent but if obeying the LORD means nothing to you now, rest assured, it will not mean anything to you when you are judged and separated from the Light of GOD for eternity.

Daniel 7:12
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.


What do they mean, when doctors tell you to "set your house in order", you have only a few months to live?

That was what the doctors told my father when he was hospitalized back in the late 80's but he lived for another 15 years. My dad died at the age of 65.

Even Moses the prophet of Israel, was told that he will die at 120 years old and he was still in his full strength (he did not become a frail old man at 120).

Deuteronomy 34:7 -  "And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated."

What will you do if you have just a few months to live?
Write up a list of things you want to do before you die? (like in the movie "The Bucket List"?)
People without money "cannot afford" to draw up a bucket list. 
People with money are reminded by doctors to draw up a "Will" if they haven't already. 

I asked my mother and sister;
My mum don't really think about it (she sometimes feel that she will be transformed at the second coming of Jesus Christ and she does not have to go through the process of dying), while my sister hopes for the same.
They will probably continue to do what they normally do.  

1 Corinthians 15:51
Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,

Hypothetical question.   If I had just a few months to live, what would I do?
I do not have the monetary means to draw up a bucket list.
Come to think of it, even if I had money, there is nothing I can do.
When its time to go, its time to go.
I'll try to stay around with my family.  
I am sorry that I can't do more for them.  
There are so many things left unsaid to the people I love. 
My mother told me just mentioned to me recently that she has never been to a buffet meal in a restaurant in her entire life.   It is very trivial, I know but nevertheless I am sorry I never got the chance to bring my mother out of the house for more than 6 years as we were financially unable to go anywhere.

I would like to apologize to anyone whom I might have unintentionally offended……
(and I guess I have never intentionally wished to offend anyone , but who knows if sometimes words or deeds might be misinterpreted...... I have been told that I sometimes write very condescendingly……..sorry…. no injury intended….. ) 

[Even those people that I hate (the people who despise the GOD of ISRAEL) but I will try not to offend, although I might have in the past, I will try not to in the future.]

Please. Forgive me.

Personal hatred against another person can be very vexing and it condemns yourself but perfect hatred (Psalm 139:22)  is knowing that your enemies are condemned already (John 3:18) in the judgement of God, therefore leave your own hatred at the feet of Jesus Christ.

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:17
For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

John 3:18
 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

John 3:19
And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

John 3:20
For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

John 3:21
But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.


Psalm 139

New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

139 O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
2 You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
3 You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
4 For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
5 You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.
7 Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
8 If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
9 If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall[a] on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;[b]
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.[c]

21 Do I not hate them, O
Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?

22 I hate them with perfect hatred;

I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;

24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.

Many of us as creatures of habit tend to do things at the last minute (including myself).

As many Pastors and Evangelists can tell you; one of the most famous or infamous excuses for people to believe in Christ is - "I'll wait until I'm old or on my death bed, then I might follow the ways of the LORD."  

Don’t you know that you cannot follow the LORD after you are dead? Only the living follow the LORD.  The spiritually dead will die a second death.  The living will continue on into eternal life.

Majority of us do not know our time of death and it might not be until we are very old. 
We could die in an accident tomorrow or the next minute.
The call for repentance and change is now.
It is not something to put on the shelf to look at and to take it down when you need it!!!
Let me tell you something ................ you really NEED IT NOW !!!!!
So, people !!!
Please do not wait until the last minute or until the doctor tells you to "Set Your House In Order" - then you will consider doing it.
You basically do not know when your last minute is!!! 
Please do set your house in order now before it is too late.

Jeremiah 8:7
“Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.”

Mark 13:33
“Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.”

James 4:14
“Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.”

From the beginning of time until today, mankind are continually faced with the choice of obedience of disobedience.  It is not a problem that only Adam and Eve had to confront with; it is a decision every individual human being have to make.  
The LORD set before you today to choose between good and evil (Deuteronomy 30:15).

Happy is he who is a simple peasant standing by the roadside when all of a sudden he is invited to the wedding banquet of the King.

ALL of MANKIND is capable of doing great evil and great goodness.

The evil deeds that a person do will fester and be covered in darkness, will turn a person's soul into a foul evil spirit.

The grace of God abiding in His Children are always bright and clear where our spirit takes after our Father's Spirit as a holy spirit.

Are you a "Holy Spirit" or an "Evil Spirit"?

Deuteronomy 30:15
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

Deuteronomy 30:16
In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

Deuteronomy 30:17
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

Deuteronomy 30:18
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.

Deuteronomy 30:19 
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:

Deuteronomy 30:20
That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Land of Israel

I have no mood to make jokes but having a little bit of sarcasm left, ……..……….
These days with all the flotillas, flightillas or flytillas attempting to go into Israel, next year will probably see Godzilla and Ultraman attempt to visit Israel. But since Godzilla type of dinosaurs has been extinct for a long time and Ultraman is nowhere to be found, so any ….illas should make themselves scarce and extinct from the land of Israel……….. SHOO!!!

The People born and living in the Middle East should sit down and talk to each other to settle the problems among themselves without outside interference.  (There is a huge difference between “interference” and “intermediary”)  However, talks should be in the presence of a neutral intermediary to witness and ensure fair discussions.  People living 1000 to 2000 miles away from the Middle East who do not have the full picture of what is going should get to know Israel first before jumping the gun.  

These protestors are so free and rich, why don’t they set up protests in their own country or better still, all busybodies can come to my office in Singapore to help me file up all the paperwork at their own expense!!! Welcome to Singapore! I certainly need your help to pay some late filing penalties; and you can also settle all my debts while you are at it, I surely do not mind that.  Is their own country so perfect that they want to find fault with other countries?

God is trying to make me understand Israel’s situation through the things that have been happening at my house and neighbourhood.
For the past ten years, my mother and sister have endured the vile mockery, rubbish dumping, home trespassing, plants destroying neighbour Mrs A and her three children, whose every waking hour was devoted to make our lives miserable and hoping that we would sell and move out of our house.  That was what our neighbour Mrs A declared herself to us verbally clearly.  My mother and sister retaliated only a few times throughout the past 10 years by calling the police and we were labeled as mad people and terrorist by the whole neighbourhood except for two other families whose house was also destroyed by Mrs A.  We have tried to make peace with them by holding civil discussions with them to stop the trespassing and riot but proved to be of NO USE because Mrs A declared that our very presence alone torments her – you see, even if we treat her nicely (we have tried countless times), she still despises us for no reason.  To them that are saved, those that are anointed by GOD is sweet smelling to them but to those who perish – the children of darkness and of Satan, the anointed of GOD are the stench of death to them that perish because the children of darkness hate GOD and therefore they hate all that the LORD stand for and despises ALL whom the LORD loves.    
For those who think that the LORD is being unfair to them that burn in hell, think again.  The LORD does not send anyone to hell unjustified.  Know and understand that all that goes to hell prefer to choose to go there themselves because they rather go to hell than to stay with the LORD and stand by HIS side – for the Heavens to them are sickening and foul smelling to the damned.  For the Light of the LORD shines and reveals the wickedness and the foulness of the evil spirits.  

2nd Corinthians 2:15
For we are unto God a sweet savour of Christ, in them that are saved, and in them that perish:

2nd Corinthians 2:16
To the one we are the savour of death unto death; and to the other the savour of life unto life. And who is sufficient for these things?

2nd Corinthians 2:16
Weymouth New Testament
2:16 to the last-named an odor of death predictive of death, and to the others an odor of life predictive of life. And for such service as this who is competent?
World English Bible
2:16 to the one a stench from death to death; to the other a sweet aroma from life to life. Who is sufficient for these things?
Young's Literal Translation
2:16 to the one, indeed, a fragrance of death to death, and to the other, a fragrance of life to life; and for these things who is sufficient?
Bible in Basic English
2:16 To the one it is a perfume of death to death; to the other a perfume of life to life. And who is enough for such things?

Today, Mrs A and her family pretend to be at home with her house lights turned on and her car is parked in her house, but her whole family is no longer staying next door.  They have all moved to Kuala Lumpur with just a few boxes of belongings while the rest of the furniture seems to be still in the house next door.  Local government officials and the police have been coming around her house the past few months and personally, I do not know what they have done but they have gone into hiding and have not returned since late last year.

The Seed of Jacob shall spread through out all the earth.  Those that are born Israelites and those who call upon the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Israel shall be blessed also. 

Genesis 28:13
And, behold, the LORD stood above it, and said, I am the LORD God of Abraham thy father, and the God of Isaac: the land whereon thou liest, to thee will I give it, and to thy seed;

Genesis 28:14
And thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth, and thou shalt spread abroad to the west, and to the east, and to the north, and to the south: and in thee and in thy seed shall all the families of the earth be blessed.

Genesis 28:15
And, behold, I am with thee, and will keep thee in all places whither thou goest, and will bring thee again into this land; for I will not leave thee, until I have done that which I have spoken to thee of.

Genesis 28:16
And Jacob awaked out of his sleep, and he said, Surely the LORD is in this place; and I knew it not.

Those who mock, harm and wish to contest against Israel’s inheritance shall be cast out as the bondwoman and her son Ishmael.  Today, we use the word DEPORTED.   

The other sons of Abraham, if you wish to stay where you are in the land of Israel, then stop the stubbornness, stop causing harm, stop teaching your children as Hagar taught her son Ishmael to take over all that belongs to ISAAC. 

When you plan to take what belong to Isaac, of course, Isaac will start building up wall to protect himself, and you will end up living in blocks of isolated areas.  The other sons of Abraham must realise and come to an understanding that the LORD WILL LISTEN TO SARAH and NOT HAGAR. 

It is not the LORD’s intention to destroy Ishmael because he is also Abraham’s seed; but if you fight against Israel, you shall be grind into powder; for the LORD’s covenant is with Isaac and Israel, NOT WITH ISHMAEL (and of course the LORD never made any covenants with “prophet” Muhammad either, neither has the LORD ever visited him).   

ISRAEL SHALL POSSESS THE GATES OF HIS ENEMIES.  The LORD’s blessings is through Israel and not Ishmael. 

All other children of Israel are to submit yourselves to the rule of Israel and learn to enjoy the LORD’s blessings through Israel or get out!! 

To Israel; if the other children of Abraham have submitted themselves under your hands, but you have dealt with them unjustly, then calamity shall befall upon that unjust person, to the Jew first and also the Gentiles.

Genesis 16:9
And the angel of the LORD said unto her, Return to thy mistress, and submit thyself under her hands.

Matthew 21:44
And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken: but on whomsoever it shall fall, it will grind him to powder.

Genesis 21:9
And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking.

Genesis 21:9
Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast out this bondwoman and her son: for the son of this bondwoman shall not be heir with my son, even with Isaac.

Genesis 21:9
And the thing was very grievous in Abraham's sight because of his son.

Genesis 21:9
And God said unto Abraham, Let it not be grievous in thy sight because of the lad, and because of thy bondwoman; in all that Sarah hath said unto thee, hearken unto her voice; for in Isaac shall thy seed be called.

Genesis 21:9
And also of the son of the bondwoman will I make a nation, because he is thy seed.

Genesis 17:18
And Abraham said unto God, O that Ishmael might live before thee!

Genesis 17:19
And God said, Sarah thy wife shall bear thee a son indeed; and thou shalt call his name Isaac: and I will establish my covenant with him for an everlasting covenant, and with his seed after him.

Genesis 17:20
And as for Ishmael, I have heard thee: Behold, I have blessed him, and will make him fruitful, and will multiply him exceedingly; twelve princes shall he beget, and I will make him a great nation.

Genesis 17:21
But my covenant will I establish with Isaac, which Sarah shall bear unto thee at this set time in the next year.

To those who to cry “illegal Jewish settlements” in Palestine; the Lord will expand those settlements to Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.  The LORD does not play politics and you do not get to vote the LORD out.  The Kingdom of God through King David’s original plan will resume.  All those that are born in these countries will remain and we hope that you shall prosper in your homeland but if you go against the GOD of ISRAEL, you shall be uprooted and cast out to a strange land.  

The other children of Abraham and ALL Gentiles have a choice to follow after the LORD Most High, the GOD of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.  Then you shall be grafted into the true vine and we shall be one family under the protection of the LORD Most High.  Then truly, the seed of those that trust in the LORD Most High, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth shall be as numerous as the stars in the heaven and the sand on the seashores.  Then, wherever you are staying throughout the earth, the LORD's promise to Abraham as he lifted up his eyes towards to North, South, East and West; the whole earth is the Kingdom of God.

Genesis 22:16
And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son:

Genesis 22:17
That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies;

Genesis 22:18
And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.

Monday, April 9, 2012

The fasting that is pleasing to the LORD Most High

*Additional notes on 10th April 2012.

Isaiah chapter 58 is a good example of the true meaning of fasting which has nothing to do with abstinence from food or drinks. 

It is more towards self control; abstain from riotous living and strife, relieving or alleviate poverty and injustice.  To set our lives to repair that broken bridge between our Creator and mankind, rebuilding godliness that was originally in man and removing bestiality that had consumed mankind. 

Many times, what the LORD Most High desires for His Children and what we thought the LORD wants from us, are completely different.

Oxford dictionary states "FAST"  as :-

- abstain from food or drink, especially as a religious observance. 

- an act or period of fasting.

Abstinence from food is not what the LORD originally intended for man to be closer to Him.  The Lord planted a garden with ample fruits for food and the LORD encouraged mankind to eat.  Even after mankind was expelled from the Garden of Eden, the LORD continued to encourage us to eat fruits, vegetables and meat.  

Abstinence from Food and Drinks are what pagans normally practice in their ecstatic practices and was somehow absorbed into Judaeo-Christian culture.  

While some fasted with true intent to help oneself to be more focused in our prayers and meditation, it is basically an act for "SELF" and not for the LORD. 

The first time, I encountered someone at close observation that fasted or abstain from food - was my sister when she spoke in "tongues" one of the trinity - "father" / "son" / "holy spirit" asked her to fast and she abstained from food for many days that spread into weeks. 

Spiritual ties or link to God seemed to get stronger when she fasted!!!  or is it because the body and mind are weakened, it is easier for the "spirit" to take control of you???  

My sister's body became weak and slowly she did not have a mind of her own but her mind was more and more under the control of the "trinity spirits".  She was able to prophesy and tell things that have not yet happened, etc.....  Looked like demon possession to me, no different from soothsayers or fortune tellers. 
*That was more than 30 years ago after she went to a Pentecostal/Charismatic Church (The Assembly of God - in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia) where several Pastors and elders layed their hands on her to receive the "holy spirit". Now she no longer speak-in-tongues.  

Many religions fast during their ecstatic practices in order to achieve visible results, for example, Buddhist monks are able to have out of body experiences or levitation.  Yes, they can actually levitate and Jesus walked on water - Very fascinating indeed; But that is not point of the message here and we have to be very careful of what we practice or get ourselves into when it comes to the spiritual world.

Best not to step into dangerous grounds without the LORD or go places where the LORD did not tell you to go. 

Let the Bible be your guide for now until FATHER returns. 

If you give yourselves to demonic spiritual practices you may slowly grow into preferring their side of things and will in turn hate the truth when truth of CHRIST is presented to you.

Seek to grow into a son of God and not seeking to grow into a son of Satan. 

Jesus of Nazareth went into the desert and fasted for 40 days and 40 nights.  When HIS body was weakened by fasting, HE made it easier for the Devil to stick around to tempt HIM.   The purpose of the LORD allowing Satan to tempt HIM was so that HE can overcome Satan and in the process, help HIS Children to overcome Satan as well.  

Revelation 3:21

"To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne."

Earliest Patriarchs Adam, Seth,......... Enoch,.......... Noah,........... Abraham........ did not practice fasting. 

They walked with the LORD Most High and called upon the name of the LORD.  

Genesis 4:26 

"And to Seth, to him also there was born a son; and he called his name Enos: then began men to call upon the name of the LORD." 


John the Baptist lived a simple life of prayer and he did not emphasize his life on worldly and outward things such as eating and drinking; but that did not mean that he did not eat or drink !!!

Matthew 11:18

"For John came neither eating nor drinking, and they say, He hath a devil."

Matthew 11:19

"The Son of man came eating and drinking, and they say, Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners. But wisdom is justified of her children."

Isaiah 58

New King James Version (NKJV)

1 “Cry aloud, spare not;

Lift up your voice like a trumpet;

Tell My people their transgression,

And the house of Jacob their sins.

2 Yet they seek Me daily,

And delight to know My ways,

As a nation that did righteousness,

And did not forsake the ordinance of their God.

They ask of Me the ordinances of justice;

They take delight in approaching God.

3 ‘Why have we fasted,’ they say, ‘and You have not seen?

Why have we afflicted our souls, and You take no notice?’

“In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure,

And exploit all your laborers.

4 Indeed you fast for strife and debate,

And to strike with the fist of wickedness.

You will not fast as you do this day,

To make your voice heard on high.

5 Is it a fast that I have chosen,

A day for a man to afflict his soul?

Is it to bow down his head like a bulrush,

And to spread out sackcloth and ashes?

Would you call this a fast,

And an acceptable day to the Lord?

6 “Is this not the fast that I have chosen:

To loose the bonds of wickedness,

To undo the heavy burdens,

To let the oppressed go free,

And that you break every yoke?

7 Is it not to share your bread with the hungry,

And that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;

When you see the naked, that you cover him,

And not hide yourself from your own flesh?

8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning,

Your healing shall spring forth speedily,

And your righteousness shall go before you;

The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.

9 Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer;

You shall cry, and He will say, ‘Here I am.

“If you take away the yoke from your midst,

The pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness,

10 If you extend your soul to the hungry

And satisfy the afflicted soul,

Then your light shall dawn in the darkness,

And your darkness shall be as the noonday.

11 The Lord will guide you continually,

And satisfy your soul in drought,

And strengthen your bones;

You shall be like a watered garden,

And like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.

12 Those from among you

Shall build the old waste places;

You shall raise up the foundations of many generations;

And you shall be called the Repairer of the Breach,

The Restorer of Streets to Dwell In.

13 “If you turn away your foot from the Sabbath,

From doing your pleasure on My holy day,

And call the Sabbath a delight,

The holy day of the Lord honorable,

And shall honor Him, not doing your own ways,

Nor finding your own pleasure,

Nor speaking your own words,

14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord;

And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,

And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father.

The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”