Sound of Destiny

on Apr 12, 2016 in Sound | 0 comments

And suddenly there came a SOUND from heaven,
as of a rushing mighty wind…

Acts 2:2

God is not a fortune teller

on Jul 12, 2020 in 2020 | 0 comments

God is not a fortune teller by Ivan Ho 12 July 2020   God already knew Liverpool would win the title this season before a ball was kicked. But if He revealed it to us in the beginning all the fun and competition would have been gone. God isn’t into match fixing either so every team, every player would try their best to win every match. If you are not a football fan, think about watching a movie. If someone told you the ending of the story right from the beginning, would you enjoy watching it as much?In the same way, there are some things God knows must happen which He won’t reveal to us so that our faith in Him would not be undermined. Did Abraham know God would intervene before he sacrificed his own son Issac? Abraham didn’t know nor did Issac so that both their faith were tested. Abraham had faith in God that even if he killed his son that God would raise him...

Dream 15.06.20

on Jun 15, 2020 in Dreams | 0 comments

Dream 15 June 2020, HKIn the dream I am sent out on a secret mission to a foreign land.

David vs Saul

on Jun 1, 2020 in 1 Samuel | 0 comments

David vs Saul Notes on 1 Samuel by Ivan Ho 1 June 2016   Both David and Saul had been called and anointed by God to be king of Israel. Both had the same spiritual father in Samuel. But the two had contrasting outcomes in their lives: David followed after God’s heart. Saul followed his own heart. During times when God was silent, David’s soul continued to long after Him. During times when God was silent, Saul panicked and acted foolishly. When faced with pressures from the enemy and confronting death situations, David continued to walk through the circumstances with God. When faced with pressures from the enemy and confronting death situations, Saul compromised God’s commands and was led by the circumstances and his own flesh. David was always led by the Spirit of God. Saul was initially given the same leading by the Spirit of God, but followed after familiar...

God responds to your faith

on Jun 1, 2020 in 2020 | 0 comments

God responds to your explicit faith by Ivan Ho    1 June 2020   Faith is visible The woman with the issue of blood had to press through the crowd and overcome fear of embarrassment to get her miraculous breakthrough. Jesus asked: “Who touched my garment?” indicating that he wasn’t aware that the woman was around. Jesus didn’t even notice the woman in the beginning but it didn’t stop her from making her presence felt. That’s why Jesus said to her: “YOUR faith has made you whole!“.   Now a woman, having a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her livelihood on physicians and could not be healed by any, came from behind and touched the border of His garment. And immediately her flow of blood stopped. And Jesus said, “Who touched Me?” When all denied it, Peter and those with him said, “Master, the multitudes throng and...

The rise of Saul

on May 29, 2020 in 1 Samuel | 0 comments

  The rise of Saul Notes on I Samuel by Ivan Ho   29 May 2016   Saul was one of the saddest stories in the Bible. A man who had been anointed by God, called by God as commander of His people, touched by God, empowered by the Spirit of God, used by God to prophesy publicly….. then lost his God given position due to his carelessness and disobedience. Let’s recall how God had special grace for Saul who had a great start to his ministry before his fall. He was a tall and most handsome man in all of Israel and son of a mighty man of power. (1 Sam 9:1-2) God changed his destiny. While Saul was looking for his father’s donkey, he was reminded about a man of God, Samuel, who changed his destiny entirely by delivering to him the word of God. (1 Sam 9:3-27) God had a special grace and plan for him and spoke to him his destiny through the prophet Samuel. (1 Sam 9:25-27) Saul was...

Grace to build

on May 27, 2020 in 2020 | 0 comments

Grace to build by Ivan Ho 27 May 2020   Nevertheless, brethren, I have written more boldly to you on some points, as reminding you, because of the grace given to me by God, that I might be a minister of Jesus Christ to the Gentiles, ministering the gospel of God, that the offering of the Gentiles might be acceptable, sanctified by the Holy Spirit. Therefore I have reason to glory in Christ Jesus in the things which pertain to God. For I will not dare to speak of any of those things which Christ has not accomplished through me, in word and deed, to make the Gentiles obedient— in mighty signs and wonders, by the power of the Spirit of God, so that from Jerusalem and round about to Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ. And so I have made it my aim to preach the gospel, not where Christ was named, lest I should build on another man’s foundation, but as it is written:...

I Samuel 12

on May 27, 2020 in 1 Samuel | 0 comments

I Samuel 12 Notes by Ivan Ho   27 May 2016   1 Samuel 12 In this chapter, Samuel who was now an old man, poured out his heart to the people whom he had served since he was young. He was not just a preacher of sermons but a national leader who connected people to his God. There are a number of things one can learn from his life and his ways of leadership (his life rather than just leadership skills). He listened to the heart cry of the people. Now Samuel said to all Israel: “Indeed I have heeded your voice in all that you said to me, and have made a king over you.” I Samuel 12:1 NKJV   He heeded the voice of people in demanding for a king, and responded by taking up this matter with the Lord. He was not a dictatorial leader who only knew how to impose his ways on the people whom he served. His communication with the people wasn’t a one way monologue. The...

Know who is speaking to you

on May 17, 2020 in 2020 | 0 comments

Know who is speaking to you by Ivan Ho 17 May 2020 A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?” For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans. Jesus answered and said to her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is who says to you, ‘Give Me a drink,’ you would have asked Him, and He would have given you living water.”The woman said to Him, “Sir, You have nothing to draw with, and the well is deep. Where then do You get that living water? Are You greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well, and drank from it himself, as well as his sons and his livestock?” Jesus answered and said to her, “Whoever drinks of this water will thirst again, but whoever drinks of the water that I...