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Live and Let Die

on Oct 30, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Live and let die By Ivan Ho     30 Oct 2016   if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness. Ephesians 4:21‭-‬24 NKJV     If one hasn’t been saved, there is no “old man” to talk about. On the other hand, when a person becomes born again in the spirit, he takes on a new nature in Christ. However, his old self is not completely dead and buried yet. If one is brought up in a church and been saved along the way, it may be hard for him to identify who the old man was. He/ she may or may not realise there is an old man to deal with. Just because one is unaware...

Idols in the heart 3

on Oct 22, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Idols in the heart 3 By Ivan Ho   22 Oct 2016   Introduction Idols in the heart 2   FIRST THE BAD NEWS Certain elders of Israel came to Ezekiel for prophetic consultation, maybe with the intention to seek his words of wisdom and guidance about certain matters. What would you do if someone in a position of leadership comes to you for advice and God tells you that the person is actually carrying idols in his or her heart? That was the kind of situation Ezekiel faced when the elders of Israel came to him for consultation.   God said to Ezekiel: Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus says the Lord God , “Any man of the house of Israel who sets up his idols in his heart, puts right before his face the stumbling block of his iniquity, and then comes to the prophet, I the Lord will be brought to give him an answer in the matter in view of the multitude of his...

Idols in the heart 2

on Oct 21, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Idols in the heart 2 By Ivan Ho   21 Oct 2016   Introduction   Then some elders of Israel came to me and sat down before me. And the word of the Lord came to me, saying, “Son of man, these men have set up their idols in their hearts and have put right before their faces the stumbling block of their iniquity. Should I be consulted by them at all? Ezekiel 14:1‭-‬3 NASB   Ezekiel 14 tells us that certain elders, who were experienced men amongst the Israelites, came to Ezekiel the prophet to consult him to get his prophetic insights from God. In other words, these men wanted to get a word from the Lord through Ezekiel, who was regarded as a true prophet or a spokesman for God. As soon as these elders sat down with Ezekiel, however, the Lord revealed to him their heart conditions, that they had set up idols in their hearts! Therefore speak to them and tell them, ‘Thus...

Idols in the heart

on Oct 20, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Idols in the heart By Ivan Ho      20 Oct 2016   Before someone comes to the Lord, the idols that he worships are external. They are idols that he turns to for answers to his prayers, the false gods that he worships instead of Jesus. These idols are external.   However, when a person has come to know the God of the bible, he is either totally devoted to worship the one true God, or his heart can be divided. For the person who is not totally committed to Jesus,  idols have somehow found their way inside his heart. The idol is set up in his heart, occupying his thoughts, his will, his emotions. When that happens, that person has put himself in a precariously dangerous position in direct enmity with God. I say it again: that person is no longer in friendly terms with God but in direct enmity with Him. God does not tolerate idols! I would like to think that God still loves him...

The power of one

on Oct 17, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

The power of one By Ivan Ho  17 Oct 16   But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then will his kingdom stand? Mt 12:25‭-‬26 NKJV   The satanic kingdom is a united force and they have a leadership structure that works full time against God and His people. The very reason why the devil can implement his wicked schemes on earth is that he can identify where human weak links are. The lion looks for the one that is isolated and detached from the family as the prey. The devil is always looking for an opening to attack those who are vulnerable. He divides and conquor. He identifies the sons of disobedience and uses them to advance his schemes in our church, families, cities and nations. He...