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You shall receive power 2

on Aug 20, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

You shall receive power 2 By Ivan Ho    20 Aug 2017   When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. Acts 2:1 NKJV This was the first house church meeting after the ascension of Jesus. About 120 disciples of Jesus gathered together in one place at the instruction of the Lord. “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49 NKJV   Set time When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, meaning that the disciples gathered at a set time. The coming of the Holy Spirit as promised by the Father happened at a predetermined time. The prophet Joel had prophesied about the outpouring of the Spirit on all flesh, and Jesus had foretold when the Holy Spirit would come. “for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy...

You shall receive power

on Jul 14, 2017 in 2017, Church | 0 comments

You shall receive power By Ivan Ho    14 July 2017 Luke’s account of Jesus The former account I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, until the day in which He was taken up, after He through the Holy Spirit had given commandments to the apostles whom He had chosen, to whom He also presented Himself alive after His suffering by many infallible proofs, being seen by them during forty days and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God. Acts 1:1‭-‬3 NKJV The above are the opening statements of the book of Acts written by Luke, a disciple of Paul. Unlike the other gospel writers Matthew, Mark and John, it is widely accepted that Luke had never physically met Jesus, but his account of the Son of God is equally authoritative because most of the apostles and followers of Jesus were still alive to verify the historical facts about Jesus when Luke...

The Father’s decree

on Jun 25, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

The Father’s decree By Ivan Ho     25 June 2016   Fill in the blanks “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not ________ in Your name, _________ in Your name, and done many things in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’   We can fill in the blanks and say we do this and that in the name of Jesus. At the end of the day, God is only interested in one thing: Are we doing the will of the Father? Are we doing our own will or are we doing His will? Who is your Lord? Who is guiding your life? Your instinct, your friend/ clairvoyant/ psychologist/ self help motivator, or the proceeding word of God?   The Father’s decree The Father’s decree is for...

Eat not the forbidden fruit

on May 10, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Eat not the forbidden fruit By Ivan Ho   10 May 2017   The greatest danger of the false prophets is not in the lies they produce but the false disciples they make. When Eve fell into deception, the first thing she did was to give Adam the forbidden fruit. That is why God warns us of false prophets in the last days for they will draw people away from the true gospel of Jesus. Every time you see a false prophet, I will guarantee that you will also see false disciples of his. In fact, some false prophets have great numbers of followers all over the world, especially with the help of internet today. Rest assured that false prophets are not false prophets if they keep their false doctrines to themselves and living seclusive lives. They will want to pass the forbidden fruits to those around them, some sincerely wanting to share what they partook what they thought is good. They will want...

If God is for us

on May 6, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

If God is for us By Ivan Ho    6 May 2017   And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8:28‭-‬31 NKJV     God gave the dream to Nebuchadnezzar but didn’t give him the interpretation. Daniel was there at the right place and the right time to interpret the dream. The awesome dream spoke of the destinies of nations and the everlasting kingdom of Christ. However, of all people, the dream was first spoken to the idol worshipper...

Surround yourself with the right people

on May 2, 2017 in 2017 | 0 comments

Surround yourself with the right people By Ivan Ho  3 May 2017   Be diligent to come to me quickly; for Demas has forsaken me, having loved this present world, and has departed for Thessalonica —Crescens for Galatia, Titus for Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for ministry. And Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. Bring the cloak that I left with Carpus at Troas when you come—and the books, especially the parchments.   Alexander the coppersmith did me much harm. May the Lord repay him according to his works. You also must beware of him, for he has greatly resisted our words. At my first defense no one stood with me, but all forsook me. May it not be charged against them.   But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear. Also I...

Familiarity can hinder breakthrough

on May 1, 2017 in 2015 | 0 comments

Familiarity can hinder breakthrough By Ivan Ho     1 May 2015   Most modern churches, when they get to certain size, tend to put people into groups according to their age, background, interests and so on, and call them “life groups” or “cell groups”. Some groups have the same people of similar backgrounds and life experiences meet together for years and years, and become so strongly bonded that they become strong “clicks”. They become so at home and familiar with each other. Little do they know, gradually they have also boxed themselves in over time, forming opinions on each other within the group, and confining others to those familiar rolls according to how they grow up seeing each other. Subconsciously, they even put a tag on you that says: “so and so, a pastor” or however they cast you. They expect you to behave like a pastor for...

Protection from deception

on Apr 30, 2017 in Church, Dreams | 0 comments

Protection from deception By Derek Prince   My dream on 30 April 2017 I kid you not: Late last night, while I was listening to Derek Prince’s message which I heard recently for the first time, I fell asleep…. Then I dreamed of myself in a dormitory by myself listening to Derek Prince’s message! After I finished I went outside to join others at the church conference/ retreat where they started the session playing Derek’s message on the video… ! This must be an important message that we need to hear: Protection from deception part 1 Protection from deception part 2 Protection from deception part...