Faith for the Supernatural

About two months ago, on one of my daily morning walks, I suffered a pretty serious injury. I often walk in the vicinity of my neighbourhood where there’s a small park with several exercise machines. That morning, I foolishly tried one of those machines, without any warmup or supervision and ended up badly tearing the ligament on my left shoulder. The pain over the next few days was almost unbearable. I had difficulty sleeping and it got to a point where I had trouble putting on a shirt. On the advice of my brother, who’s a doctor, I went to see an orthopedic surgeon. He examined me and diagnosed that I had a torn ligament. He wanted me to go for an MRI and I said no. He went on to say that if the tear was severe, an operation was deemed necessary.

The Lord then spoke to me from Mark 11: 22-24. “So Jesus answered and said to them, ‘Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea’, and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, ‘Whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.’” There are several powerful keys in this passage. Number one, God has to drop His faith into our hearts. Jesus said, “Have the faith of God” which I personally think is the best rendition of this verse, or have the “God-kind of faith”. This faith comes by hearing the voice of the Spirit.

Then the Lord taught about the importance of speaking the language of faith. I’m learning this right now. Each morning, when I pray, I quote Mark 11:22-24 and I’m learning to speak the faith language. It’s not positive thinking, but I sure am positive about my language. I speak healing which has already been provided for in the Atonement, and I declare my healing over my arm. The only thing I’m waiting for now is the manifestation of that healing, which I anticipate is coming soon.

Each day, faith in me is being refined and developed and doubt is being removed. I’m learning how to speak the faith language of healing and I share this in advance because I’m certain the Lord’s going to heal me. I’m not on any pain killers to try and numb the pain. I don’t want any outside source or advice. I’m totally trusting in my Great Physician to heal me. I’ve experienced on one occasion, instantaneous healing. But having to battle over a period of time to see healing released is a challenge. In spite of the pain, you’ve to have the fortitude to believe and to keep on making the right confession. I’m totally convinced of this.

I share this because at the time of this writing, we’re just 25 days away from Kingdom Invasion. I don’t have to wait for the conference to be healed. I’m believing God that from now to then, I’d receive the manifestation of my healing. I’m also trying to change my default mode behavior. I’ll give you an example of this. When I get symptoms of a cold, what’s the first thing I do? I go to the medicine cabinet and pop a pill. That’s my default mode. And I do it often without even thinking. Whenever I feel a cold coming, that behaviour is almost automatic. So one day, I had all the symptoms of a cold and as I was heading to the medicine cabinet, I felt this check in my spirit and it was as if the Lord said, “How would you ever get a breakthrough if you keep falling into your default mode all the time?”

What’s your default mode when you fall ill? Do you go to God first or do you do what I’ve just described? As believers, James 5 should be our new default mode. Is there anyone sick? Let him call for the elders of the church and they will pray with him and God will heal. In fact, if you go over to James 5, you’ll find three biblically-set default modes, which we might need to re-programme into our subconscious. If we don’t ever change our behavior to start believing God, then when will we ever?

Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong

Love The Stranger

In Deuteronomy 10:17-19, we find these words, “For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing. Therefore, love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt.”

The Children of Israel were strangers in the land of Egypt for 430 years. When they first came to the land, Joseph was the governor of all Egypt. There were only 70 people in the family of Jacob and they needed a safe and protected haven to grow and multiply. And Egypt was that safe haven. Egypt was the womb to bring forth God’s nation. Israel started multiplying like mice and soon, read more…

All Hands On Deck

We’re now just 38 days away from the most significant event in our 2017 calendar, KINGDOM INVASION. The conference is now into  its 5th year and has become an annual highlight in the Christian calendar for Singapore and the region. We’re thrilled to have our all-time favourites, Bill Johnson, Heidi Baker and Lou Engle, back with us again. Also joining the stellar speaker lineup for the very first time will be spiritual giants, Dr. Ed Silvoso and Shawn Bolz. My team and I have been sensing that this conference will eclipse everything we’ve had in previous years and it’ll be a watershed event. 

The theme for this year’s conference is “Thy Kingdom Come” and what a powerful banner that is. Over the next four weekends in February, I’ll be focusing on the subject, “Summons to a Great read more…

The Place Where We Dwell Is Too Small

“See now, the place where we dwell with you is too small for us.” 2 Kings 6:1
This was the statement made by the sons of the prophet to Elisha. They had obviously outgrown the current facility they were in and the overcrowding made them go to the prophet and ask for a bigger place. The prophet’s response? GO!

When we first bought our current facility way back in 1997, it took almost 18 months from the first time we viewed the premises till the time we agreed to purchase the property. When I first stepped into the facility, the Lord so stirred my heart about the place and I just “knew” that this was going to be ours. We offered a price; the owners countered offered, and this went on for a long read more…

They Have Divided Up My Land

Joel 3:2b “They have also divided up MY LAND.”

Genesis chapter 15 is one of the great chapters in the Word of God. In this chapter, we find God promising to give to Abraham the whole land of Canaan. Abraham then asked the Lord a question. He said, “How shall I know this?” In other words, what sign will you give to me? It wasn’t doubt on Abraham’s part because the verse before indicated that he believed God and it was accounted to him for righteousness. The apostle Paul commented on this chapter in Romans 4 when he gave his classic exposition on faith. What Abraham was asking God for was a sign of His promise. The Lord, in response to Abraham’s question, then proceeded to make a covenant with him and the rest of the chapter read more…

The Chariots of God

Our first service of the year set the tone for what God has already put in our hearts. Heidi Baker was compelled to share the vision that God gave her sometime ago and I’m relaying the vision to you again because of its significance for us as a church. This is the word of the Lord to Cornerstone.

“In the vision, I saw chariots; chariots of fire surrounding the globe. And in the chariots, each one had two saints of God and they had no colour and it really struck me. ‘Lord, why is there no colour in them?’ The Lord said, ‘Because they’re transparent.’ There are no hidden motives, no hidden agenda, no hidden sin, nothing’s hidden. There was only one portion of them that had colour and it was their hearts. They had huge hearts. 

“I read more…

Year of the Greater

I entitled my blog in Jan 2016, “The Year of the Lord’s Favour” and wow, what a year 2016 has turned out to be. I recalled the year before that, 2015, was such a high point in our journey that I actually thought it could not get any better than this, but we surpassed all expectations and I’ve to give God all the glory. 2016 will certainly go down as one of the most incredible and productive years in our 21-year history. It was an absolutely amazing year for us and yes, we’ve had some very fruitful years in our past 21 years, but I can’t recall a year that was so fruitful.

What is 2017 going to hold for us?

Well for one, after the inauguration of the 45th US President read more…

What A Year This Has Been!

This weekend is technically the last weekend for us in 2016. How quickly times flies and we’re now at the end of the year and about to enter into a brand new year. I took a quick inventory of 2016 and I must confess that this year has been one of the finest years we’ve had on record, in every way. We recorded pretty phenomenal growth for 2016 and this increase has continued unabated since our inception, year upon year. For this, we give God praise. With the exception of just one congregation, all our congregation marked a healthy increase in attendance.

2016 started off with a bang with Kingdom Invasion 2016. I think it was the best KI conferences we’ve ever had on record. Not only were the speakers amazing, the healing and miracles amazed us all. read more…

Stand Up For The Truth

Have you ever considered the extreme contrasts found in John 8? On one hand, we’ve the familiar verse of knowing the truth and being liberated by it (Jn 8:32). We then see satan mentioned as the one who’s the “Father of All Lies” with no truth abiding in him (Jn 8:44). This conflict and tension is manifesting itself in full measure in today’s world.

The term “fake news” is being injected into the daily discourse of life, but who really is its author? Does this have any relevance to the Church? The origin of fake news can be sourced back to the Garden of Eden. God spoke “Truth” with regard to the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil (Gen 2:16-17). Satan wasted little time in seeking to redefine God’s truth (Gen 3:4-6). The sobering reality is this – man read more…

The Willingness To Change

According to the Southern Baptist Convention, an average of 1,000 churches disappear from their databases each year. Research cites “unwillingness to change” as the primary reason. Charisma Magazine reported that 3,700 churches close their doors every year in the U.S. alone, but the Christian Post suggests it’s more likely 10,000. That’s a staggering number. So why are so many churches closing their doors?

In Luke 5:33-39, we find an interesting passage that gives us an understanding that before God can pour into us His new wine, a new wineskin has to prepared. That if we want to have the privilege of hosting His Presence, then we must be willing to make changes in the way we do church. So let’s get into context.

Several disciples of John had come to Jesus and asked Him, “Why do read more…

Blind Obedience

I’m going to stick my neck out a little and risk saying something that might not go down well with people. But hear me out till the end and perhaps you might gain something out of what I’m about to say.

Noah was perhaps one of the most outstanding persons in the Bible who received an accolade like none other. “Noah was a righteous man, faultless in his generation. Noah walked with God” (Gen. 6:9). However, the end of his life didn’t quite match up with how he started. Genesis 9 tells us that he “began to be a man of the soil.” He planted a vineyard, drank its wine, became drunk and became uncovered. Not the most glorious way to end the commentary of one’s life, especially for one as illustrious as Noah’s.

I think there’s a read more…

Cornerstone At Rest

“There remains therefore a rest to the people of God 
(Heb 4:9).” As the year draws to a close many will be taking holiday trips or be involved in mission-related outreaches, as well as spending time with family. There are needed seasons of stepping away from the daily circuit of life so that allowance can be made for rest, reflection and recalibration.  So what exactly is the Rest of God? Let’s consider two examples below:

1) Nehemiah was a leader who came into a position of rest. How was he able to complete the rebuilding of the walls in 52 days while being challenged and threatened by the enemy (Neh 6:15)? He knew his identity and calling; put another way, he stepped into his purpose. He carried the burden of the Lord and experienced favour along the way. Nehemiah read more…

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