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Dealing with fools

on Feb 28, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Dealing with fools By Ivan Ho   28 Feb 2017   As snow in summer and rain in harvest, so honor is not fitting for a fool.   Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight. A whip for the horse, a bridle for the donkey, and a rod for the fool’s back.   Do not answer a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like him. Answer a fool according to his folly, lest he be wise in his own eyes.   He who sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off his own feet and drinks violence.   Like the legs of the lame that hang limp Is a proverb in the mouth of fools.   Like one who binds a stone in a sling is he who gives honor to a fool.   Like a thorn that goes into the hand of a drunkard is a proverb in the mouth of fools.   The great God who formed everything gives the fool his hire and the transgressor his...

Restraint that leads to true freedom

on Feb 25, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Restraint that leads to true freedom By Ivan Ho   25 Feb 2017   Whoever has no rule over his own spirit Is like a city broken down, without walls. Proverbs 25:28 NKJV   A person whose heart and mind is not subject to governance does not know how to show restraint. His spirit has no control and without boundary. When a person does not restraint his own spirit, his mind wanders about here there and everywhere instead of being guided by the word of God. His spirit is easily influenced and led by the people and things he makes contacts with. He does not choose his friends nor does he choose where he goes. He is a loose canon, a free thinker whose spirit is not being channeled in the right direction nor guided by the Spirit of God. His spirit is liberal but not set free.   In contrast, a person whose spirit is subject to governance shows restraint and discipline. He keeps his...

Grace and Faith

on Feb 24, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Grace and Faith By Ivan Ho    24 Feb 2017   We may think that our salvation is all due to God’s GRACE, and nothing to do with us, for the Bible says that salvation is not dependent on our works. That may be partly true, but the whole truth must also involve an all important element: FAITH.   For by GRACE you have been saved through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 NKJV   你們得救是本乎恩,也因着信;這並不是出於自己,乃是神所賜的; 也不是出於行為,免得有人自誇。 以弗所書 2:8‭-‬9   Grace is from God, Faith is from man In Ephesians 2:8, Paul talks about GRACE as well as FAITH that leads a person to salvation. While grace originates entirely from God, faith comes from man which enables him to receive God’s grace. Some may say that the power of faith also originates from God and that is true, but to take the step of faith is...

Which F word governs your life?

on Feb 15, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Which F word governs your life? By Ivan Ho.   15 Feb 2017   God is looking for people of Faith.  It is by faith that we are saved. It is by faith that we are healed. It is by faith that we do great exploits for God. Without faith it is impossible to please God.   The word “Feelings“, on the other hand, has hardly been mentioned or emphasised in the Bible. We are partly emotional beings as our soul has the capacity to feel things. Sometimes we feel good, other times we feel bad. Sometimes we feel glad, other times we feel sad. Our feelings can swing from one extreme to another in response to different external stimuli. Feelings are our soulish or emotional responses to the things that happen in and around us. We can watch a sad movie and feel sad even though we have no real reason to do so. That is why we can’t rely on our feelings to govern our lives. I...

Discretion based on Discernment

on Feb 9, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Discretion based on Discernment By Ivan Ho   9 Feb 2017   A person with spiritual DISCERNMENT allows the Holy Spirit in him to discern the spirits operating behind the people who speak, whether in person or through other channels.   If Jesus did not have the spirit of discernment and followed the counsel of Peter, He would have bypassed the cross and walked away from His destiny. Without Jesus dying on the cross, we are still in our sins! Following one wrong advice will lead to devastating consequences.   From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!” But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You...