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I do not pray for the world

on Jan 30, 2022 in 2022, Health | 0 comments

I do not pray for the world    by Ivan Ho   30 Jan 2022 Someone said to me: “Ivan, you’ve been praying for Covid to go away for a long time, but so far that prayer hasn’t been answered…”. I do not know where he got the idea from but to be honest, I have never prayed for Covid to go away. Put it that way, I have never been led to pray along those lines. Today, I come across a scripture which I believe would explain why I was never led to pray that prayer. “I pray for them. I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me, for they are Yours.”John 17:9 NKJV Jesus says: “I do not pray for the world but for those whom You have given Me.” What does He mean when Jesus says: “I do not pray for the world”? We would be forgiven to think that we can pray for anything of the world and God will answer our prayers. But if Jesus...

Following Christ 2

on Jan 1, 2022 in 2022 | 0 comments

Following Christ 2 by Ivan Ho   1 Jan 2022   In the world as well as in the church we often hear F words like Faith, Favour, Fruitfulness, Forgiveness and so forth which surely are what most people would embrace in life. However, there is one word which seems to be much less talked about, and that is the word ‘Follow’ even though our Lord Jesus mentions it multiple times. The truth is, if we don’t learn to follow, ie, follow God, all the things we try to pursue in life would ultimately be in vain.   Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it. For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his...