1 Samuel – Introduction

on Jul 31, 2016 in 1 Samuel | 0 comments

Introduction to 1 Samuel By Ivan Ho It was in April 2016 that I began my journey to study the book of 1 Samuel in the Old Testament Bible. Although it isn‘t the first time I read this book, it is the first time I study 1 Samuel systematically during my regular time of devotion with the Lord. As I begin to write down the thoughts that came to me during my bible study, I am truely amazed what a powerful book it is which helps us understand how God raises up individuals, namely, prophet Samuel and king David, to govern the nation of Israel and to adminster God‘s kingdom plans and purposes for the nation.            

This is the one

on Jul 25, 2016 in Dreams | 0 comments

This is the one Dream 25 July 2016,  HK I walked into a room full of people all standing up as in a church meeting. Amongst the crowd I saw you there, dressed in black. You turned your head and had a quick look at me. I don‘t remember anyone else amongst the crowd in the meeting. All I could remember was seeing you, in the dream, the same one I saw in other previous dreams. Then I woke up this morning and started reading 1 Samuel 16: Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. And Samuel said to Jesse, “The Lord has not chosen these.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are all the young men here?” Then he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and there he is, keeping the sheep.” And Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him. For we will not sit down till he comes here.” So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with bright eyes, and good-looking. And the Lord said, “Arise,...

Who influences your mind?

on Jul 22, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Who influences your mind? By Ivan Ho Written 21 July 2016   A man or a woman whose heart and mind is divided will not get anything from the Lord. Why are they double minded, prone to change? Because their mind is not made up, and easily swayed by words of man and suggestions from the enemy. God speaks but for them, that is not enough, not final. They want to get a second opinion, and usually the second opinion is from the devil. You can see by the way a person speaks, sweet words of enticement but there is nothing truthful about it, but stupid people fall for it because they actually enjoy being seduced. Satan is a sly creature, a con artist who has mastered the art of deception for thousands of years. Sadly many people who have once received the truth have been led astray because they like to entertain  deceptive people, and to be entertained. In case you don’t know, the...

Faith vs. Fate

on Jul 18, 2016 in 2016 | 0 comments

Faith vs Fate By Ivan Ho Written 18 July 2016 Many people (some Christians included) have a fatalistic attitude in life, believing that fate defines their future. They seemingly have no control in life and have no power to alter their future. What is meant to happen will happen and if it doesn’t, accept it as FATE (or God‘s will) anyway. So everything that happens to them, everyone they meet, be it good or bad, are governed by fate which they have no control whatsoever. They just let things happen, and if they are Christians, they think that “everything is from God”. I believe in destiny and predestination, but I also believe that God has given each person the freewill to choose to follow His destiny, or not. Everyday we are making decisions and choices that will either take us closer to God’s destiny for our life, or further away from it. FAITH, as opposed to...

Characteristics of familiar spirits

on Jul 13, 2016 in 2016 | 3 comments

Characteristics of familiar spirits By Ivan Ho First written 13 July 2016   If there are familiar spirits operating in our life, we need to deal with them decisively instead of tolerate them. First, we need to identify these spirits and understand how they work. The following are some characteristics of a familiar spirit:   1. Familiarity – A familiar spirit is familiar with a person especially his or her weaknesses. The familiar spirit aims to bring about circumstances to keep the person in bondage and defeat to his weaknesses. The familiar spirit also wants to carry these weakness traits down the family line. For example, a mother having a spirit of self pity or anger can have her behaviours resurfaced in her children neither because of genetic factors nor due to generational curses, but because of the workings of familiar spirits in the family. The only way to break...