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Insights on head covering

on Jul 2, 2016 in 2016, Highlight, Marriage | 0 comments

Insights on head covering (1Corinthians 11) By Ivan Ho    First written 19 Feb 2016 Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you. But I want you to know that the head of every man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head of Christ is God. Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonors his head. But every woman who prays or prophesies with her head uncovered dishonors her head, for that is one and the same as if her head were shaved. For if a woman is not covered, let her also be shorn. But if it is shameful for a woman to be shorn or shaved, let her be covered. For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, since he is the image and glory of God; but woman is the glory of man. For man is not from woman, but woman from man. Nor was man created for the woman, but woman for the man. For...

Sound view on marriage after weaning 2

on Sep 14, 2019 in Marriage | 0 comments

Sound view on marriage after weaning 2 Author: Ivan Ho 14 Sept 2019   Sound view on marriage after weaning 1   ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh’ ; so then they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”Mark 10:7‭-‬9 Jesus tells us that, right from the beginning when God created Adam and Eve, He has already laid down the principles of marriage which transcend space, time and cultures. The established truth on marriage is still valid today as it was before man fell into sin. Before I go on to discuss in more details my understanding of divine pattern for marriage, some of you may ask: “How about those who have been divorced or remarried? Would they still be accepted by God? Would they be given another chance in God’s...

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀 2

on Sep 14, 2019 in Marriage | 0 comments

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀 2 作者: Ivan Ho 2019年9月14日   戒奶後的婚姻觀 1   「 因此,人要離開父母,與妻子連合,二人成為一體。 既然如此,夫妻不再是兩個人,乃是一體的了。 所以,神配合的,人不可分開。」 馬可福音 10:7‭-‬9   以上耶穌所説的,是他起初創造亞當夏娃,人還未犯罪之前已訂下婚姻的原則,從古至今及將來世上的婚姻,無論那個地方,那ㄧ種文化,是神所建位不變的真理。 在我未繼續詳細討論之前,或許有人問: 「那麽那些已離婚的人,或曾經再婚的人,是否都被神所拒絕,不再被神接納或使用,永不翻身呢?」 當然並不如是。正如亞當夏娃犯罪吃了禁果之後,雖然罪帶來各種惡果及詛咒,但神之後還是主動與他們交談,沒有和人劃清界綫,還安排了耶穌的降臨,藉著他的死和復活,為世人背負我們的罪,完全修補人和神之間的關係。 再者,聖經上記載不少婚姻或道德失敗的人,神還是接納他們,甚致大大使用他們,讓我舉其中三個例子:   1. 犯了姦淫的大衛 大衛王和拔士巴 (Bathsheba) 犯了姦淫,使她懷孕,誕下兒子。事後還差拔士巴的丈夫烏利亞到前綫戰場送死,然后娶了拔士巴為妻。雖然神對大衛的所作甚為不悅,更因此懲罰大衛,讓他和拔士巴的頭生子病重死去。但神沒有因為大衛的罪取消和他以前所立的約(撒母耳記下 7:8‭-‬16),仍然使用大衛和拔示巴生的第二個孩子所羅門作王,耶穌也是由所羅門的係譜(lineage)出生的。(撒母耳記下11,12章)   2. 犯了姦淫的婦人 一個被揭發犯了姦淫的婦人,各人都要定她的罪及要處死她,但耶穌卻赦免及釋放了她。 文士和法利賽人帶着一個行淫時被拿的婦人來,叫她站在當中, 就對耶穌說:「夫子,這婦人是正行淫之時被拿的。 摩西 在律法上吩咐我們把這樣的婦人用石頭打死。你說該把她怎麼樣呢?」 他們說這話,乃試探耶穌,要得着告他的把柄。耶穌卻彎着腰,用指頭在地上畫字。 他們還是不住地問他,耶穌就直起腰來,對他們說:「你們中間誰是沒有罪的,誰就可以先拿石頭打她。」 於是又彎着腰,用指頭在地上畫字。...

Sound view on marriage after weaning

on Sep 7, 2019 in Marriage | 0 comments

Sound view on marriage after weaning Author: Ivan Ho  7 Sept 2019   When will you finally be weaned from breast feeding? When a person grows up, he or she typically goes through certain stages of changes, weaning being one of them. The bible tells us that new believers who have just become born again are likened to newly born babies who can only take milk for food.    Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious.I Peter 2:1‭-‬3   And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual people but as to carnal, as to babes in Christ. I fed you with milk and not with solid food; for until now you were not able to receive it, and even now you are still not able; for you are still carnal. For where there...

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀

on Sep 7, 2019 in Marriage | 0 comments

戒奶後的正確婚姻觀 作者: Ivan Ho   2019年9月7日   你啜你娘的奶要啜到幾時呢? 每個人成長都有一些必經階段,戒奶是其中一個成長的必經過程。聖經上說,有些剛剛信主重生的人,起初像初生嬰兒一樣,在接收道理上只可以吃奶,但成長之後,就要戒奶吃肉類食物了,不應永遠停留在吃奶階段。 就要愛慕那純淨的靈奶,像才生的嬰孩愛慕奶一樣,叫你們因此漸長,以致得救。彼得前書 2:2   弟兄們,我從前對你們說話,不能把你們當作屬靈的,只得把你們當作屬肉體,在基督裏為嬰孩的。 我是用奶餵你們,沒有用飯餵你們。那時你們不能吃,就是如今還是不能。 你們仍是屬肉體的,因為在你們中間有嫉妒、紛爭,這豈不是屬乎肉體、照着世人的樣子行嗎?哥林多前書 3:1‭-‬3   有些初信主的人,在心思意念上,還是屬肉體的,被世界觀影響多過被神的話語改變,所以還是像未戒奶的嬰兒一樣。   神訂立的婚姻 人成長的另一階段,就是最終要離開父母,與太太或丈夫結合。人若不離開父母,就不能與伴侶結合。婚姻是神最初造人的時候已訂立的,是一個男人和一個女人一生連結在一起,二人成為一體。 耶和華神就用那人身上所取的肋骨造成一個女人,領她到那人跟前。 那人說: 這是我骨中的骨, 肉中的肉, 可以稱她為「女人」, 因為她是從「男人」身上取出來的。  因此,人要離開父母,與妻子連合,二人成為一體。創世記 2:22‭-‬24   在某些地方或信仰,有多妻制,近年更有同性婚姻,都是違背神旨意的,就算在某些國家是合法的,在神的國度來說,都是違法,不得神祝福的。一個信主的人成長,其中最重要的元素就是首先在婚姻家庭價值觀上,接受神的教導及帶領旨示,才會有真正幸福。 撒旦最初站在亞當夏娃中間,改變了夏娃心裡從亞當口中聽到神的吩咐,破壞了人與神之間的關係。今天魔鬼在世上做的最大攻擊,就是使人離開神話語定立的基礎,尤其是婚姻家庭觀念的建基石,不再站立於基督的真理上,不但影響了人與神的關係,更大大破壞家庭的和諧,社會各種問題的産生,也是因此而來。...

How to handle a Jezebel spirit

on Apr 15, 2019 in Church, External links, Marriage | 0 comments

Nevertheless I have a few things against you, because you allow that woman Jezebel, who calls herself a prophetess, to teach and seduce My servants to commit sexual immorality and eat things sacrificed to idols. And I gave her time to repent of her sexual immorality, and she did not repent. Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of their deeds. Revelation 2:20‭-‬22   How to Handle a Jezebel Spirit By: Michael Bradley Last updated on: November 14, 2018 In part 2,  The Ways in Which the Jezebel Spirit Will Operate.  In the first part,  what is a Jezebel spirit   In this final part I’ll tell you how to handle a Jezebel Spirit. 1.  If you ever come across a person who has this kind of evil spirit on them, and this person is working close with you to some degree, whether it be at the church you attend,...

The ways in which the Jezebel spirit will operate

on Apr 15, 2019 in Church, External links, Marriage | 0 comments

Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils; Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron; Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.1 Timothy 4:1‭-‬3   The Ways in Which the Jezebel Spirit Will Operate By: Michael Bradley Last updated on: December 29, 2018 In part 1,  What is a Jezebel spirit. Here are 11 specific things I have isolated on this spirit once it moves in on someone to set up shop. Again, this type of spirit likes to play the same kind of games every time it moves in and attaches to someone. The Evil Personality Traits of the Jezebel Spirit The Spider Web Analogy There Will Be a Charismatic Type Energy on the Host Likes To...