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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...

Unmasking the spirit of Jezebel

on Oct 2, 2021 in 2021, Church, Marriage | 0 comments

Unmasking the spirit of Jezebel  by Ivan Ho  2 Oct 2021   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 NKJV   Few things we can learn from the above warnings about the Jezebel spirit. Mind you, they are words directly from the mouth of our Lord Jesus. We ignore His warnings at our own peril.   1. Jezebel calls herself a prophetess Notice Jesus does not use the word “prophet” but instead He says “that woman Jezebel who calls herself prophetess”,...

God appointed marriage

on Sep 16, 2021 in 2021, Marriage | 0 comments

God appointed marriage by Ivan Ho 16 Sept 2021   The Bible is full of principles and patterns especially the book of Genesis. If we follow these principles and patterns we will be successful. Let’s look at the story of Abraham’s servant looking for a wife for his master’s son Issac (Genesis 24). 1. Abraham commanded his servant not to look amongst women in the land of Canaan, that he should look for the woman who carried the same DNA of God’s people. So Abraham said to the oldest servant of his house, who ruled over all that he had, “Please, put your hand under my thigh, and I will make you swear by the Lord, the God of heaven and the God of the earth, that you will not take a wife for my son from the daughters of the Canaanites, among whom I dwell; but you shall go to my country and to my family, and take a wife for my son Isaac.”Genesis 24:2‭-‬4 NKJV 2....

Walk in the Spirit

on Aug 24, 2021 in 2021, Marriage | 0 comments

Walk in the Spirit by Ivan Ho   24 Aug 2021   “Walk in the Spirit” has been translated as “Keep in step with the Spirit” in NIV. The KJV translation means man and Spirit walking together as one. NIV translation suggests man trying to keep up with the Spirit of God, and there’s a huge difference in meanings between the two translations. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.Galatians 5:24‭-‬26 KJV   Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.Galatians 5:24‭-‬26 NIV This leads me to the next...

The original design

on Apr 22, 2021 in 2021, Marriage | 0 comments

The original design by Ivan Ho    22 Apr 2021 For Adam was first formed, then Eve.1 Timothy 2:13 KJV   Adam was created first then Eve was created to complete God’s creation. That is the divine order and pattern of creation. God created the woman and brought her to the man and the two became one. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.Genesis 2:21‭-‬24 KJV Eve was created as a helper to help Adam fulfill his God given destiny, not the...

The weaker vessel

on May 11, 2020 in 2020, Marriage | 0 comments

The weaker vessel by Ivan Ho   11 May 2020   Mother’s day should be celebrated together with Father’s day but that’s the world. Some people who grow up in single parenthood unfortunately usually can only feel the love and care of their moms but lack the guidance and discipline of their fathers . In I Timothy 2:11-14, 2 Timothy 3:6, I Peter 3:7, women are said to be weak and people think it is discrimination against women, but we must rightly divide the word. In my observation, many women are weak because of one thing: they lack bonding with their fathers either because their fathers being too busy with work or due to separation of their parents. God never intends to create woman to be strong on her own. Unfortunately due to the predominant spirit in our society, many women try to fight for equality and want to be strong on their own. They don’t understand...

Confession is key to salvation

on May 8, 2020 in Marriage, Word | 0 comments

Confession is key to salvation by Ivan Ho   8 May 2020   Are you saved just because Jesus died on the cross for the world? The answer is No. It is like in marriage, just because one party says he/ she loves you and wants to marry you does not mean you are married. God knows He loves you and accepts you unconditionally and that’s why He sent His Son Jesus Christ to die for your sins ( John 3:16). But does He know that you love Him and accept Him as well? You might say “God knows my heart” and that’s true but unless you verbalise what’s in your heart, you are not born again in Christ yet. Just like in marriage, not until you say “I do” directly to your spouse, you are not yet married. Confession is key to your relationship with God. The only way God knows that you want to commit your life to Him and follow Him is if you tell Him so. You must...