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 looked up and I saw the Lord, and the Lord’s heart was huge, huge, huge and it was red. The saints of God, though they were transparent had this shoulder-to-shoulder, red hearts and they were beating in rhythm to the heartbeat of God. The Lord said to me, ‘I’ll cover the earth with My glory, like the waters cover the sea. Tell the Church it’s time.’

“I’ve not thought of this vision until today, January 1, 2017, and the Lord reminded me as He undid me before with my calendar, with my life and He said, ‘I don’t care, I don’t care about what it looks like, I care about the yieldedness of your hearts.’ And He put that vision inside of my heart and He says, ‘Tell them, it’s time to get into my chariots.’

“So, I’m going to ask all of you who are willing to get in that chariot, that chariot of fire, that chariot of glory, that chariot where God takes full control and sends you wherever He wants and does whatever He wants with your little life, where nothing is hidden. Say, ‘God, take away the hidden places, take away everything that doesn’t bring You pleasure. Take it away this day January 1, 2017. God, make me that transparent saint. Let there be nothing hidden in me, let there be nothing kept back from You. Let nothing but Your heart beat inside of me.’

“And I saw the Lord, I saw His hands were lifted up and I said, ‘God, why are you asking me to share this after so long, in this house, after so long again?’ And He said, ‘Because it’s a new start, a new beginning. Those who had false starts, false ambitions, those who have been tripped up, those who have been laid aside, those who have grown weary in well-doing, they’re going to step into the chariot again.’ In the chariots with the reins held up to Jesus. He held the reins up to every chariot. He held up in His hands. Release your reins right now. Release your reins, release your reins.”

Heidi ended the segment by calling out the names of some nations that were strongholds of sin and despair and cried out for us to go. I cringed because those nations she called out were some of the toughest nations.

Cornerstone Community Church, we’ve a radical missionary call. Some of us in the church are called to go the ends of the earth, to the darkest places in the planet. Heidi said, “I hear the Lord say, ‘I want to send some people into strongholds, into strongholds of darkness where you’ll carry so much light and power. And I’ll send you with power and I’ll send you with love,’ says the Lord. ‘And I’ll send you with a sword of mercy and justice and you’ll carry the justice, set free the slaves.’ And I hear the Lord say, ‘This year will be marked by abolitionist. Out of the house Cornerstone, abolitionists will be sent to the ends of the earth to carry the sword of the Lord. I hear the Lord calling people to the darkest places on the planet. I hear the Lord saying, ‘I’m going to send people out of Cornerstone to all the corners of the earth. I’m going to send you around the globe, send you with great power and with great love. I’m going to send you hidden and I’m going to send you in the open. I’m going to send you in the secret and I’m going to send you in the light.”

The reason I’m repeating this vision is because two days later, I had a prophetic dream and in the dream, I was told to read Psalm 68. Psalm 68 is a psalm of David and it begins with the battle cry of Moses, “Let God arise and all his enemies be scattered.” But in verse 17, David says, “The chariots of God are twenty thousand, even thousands of thousands.” Wow. I know He’s summoning us to the chariots that right now are being prepared. These chariots are vehicles of supernatural transport and power. Cry out to Him this day!

Pastor Yang Tuck Yoong

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…

Check Your Giving

The first act of violence occurred when Cain murdered Abel over the reception of their gift to God. Genesis 4 records for us the account of what happened. Abel’s gift was received by the Lord while Cain’s was rejected. God is never capricious and there’s a definite reason why Abel’s gift was received while Cain’s wasn’t. The primary reason had to do with the “Principle of the First”, in that Abel brought a first fruit while Cain brought an offering from amongst all that he had.

Nonetheless, Cain’s response also spoke loudly about his true intentions and motivation behind the gift that he brought. In truth, if our desire is truly to give something to another, we’d seek to give something that the recipient would want. If our intentions were truly altruistic, then the right response when our gift read more…

Bless Santiago

I remember years ago, how we’d often sit together with Pastor Yang and talked about how we could impact the world (we still do this very often). One of the things that we kept coming back to was about doing massive evangelistic campaigns that would impact whole cities for Jesus Christ.

We looked at Billy Graham, Reinhard Bonnke and Ed Silvoso and dreamt about the day whereby we’d do likewise. Nonetheless, the journey from the place of dreaming to the place of reality is a long and arduous one. Last week, we took our first tentative steps towards the fulfilment of something that’s been germinating in our spirits for years, when we took over 200 volunteers from Singapore, Philippines and the USA to Santiago City in Northern Luzon.

In the four days of the citywide campaign, read more…

Fields White For Harvest

This has been a significant week for our church, as over 180 Filipinos and Singaporeans laboured together in the Philippine city of Santiago. The community was served and the Word of God was preached. We believe God for an abundant and abiding harvest of souls through the recently-concluded “Bless Santiago” event.

“The Parable of the Net” is the 7th of the kingdom parables that denotes the last day harvest. It can be linked to the Feast of Tabernacles which is the 7th feast that Israel was called to observe. The Feast of Tabernacles has many names attributed to it – the Feast of Glory, Feast of Joy and Feast of Ingathering. The Church of Laodicea was the 7th church mentioned in the Book of Revelation. It helps to characterise the picture of the End-time Church (Rev 3:14-22).

Matthew 13:47-50 read more…

An Election for the Ages

The world is taking great note of the upcoming USA elections and for good reason. The results will have repercussions that go far beyond the shores of America. It’s an election of epic proportions; an event without precedence that will surely be noted in the annals of worldwide history. As an American, I too am watching the daily saturation of election coverage. However, my sentiments in recent weeks is more characterised by a sense of grieving, tears and shame. Has our country and our world truly come to such a sordid spectacle where we see a daily feeding of sin, slander and corruption?

What about our role as members of the Body of Christ? Are we also guilty of feeding this frenzy through our daily absorption of news and arm chair commentary? We seek to project the fallout of read more…

My Favourite Meetings in Cornerstone

The late Edwin Louis Cole, the man who wrote the book, “Maximised Manhood”, told us a story of a time he was speaking in a men’s meeting when he remarked, “I like men.” A 97-yr-old grandmother jumped up at the back and screamed, “I like men too, brother!” I have no fear of exaggerating when I say that my favourite meetings in church undoubtedly are the men’s meetings. I like men too, and I’ve discovered that when men learn to stand up as men, behave as real men, and love as maximised men, we’ll see a massive revolution in the church. The problem is – we’ve too many emasculated men in the church who need to have a fresh encounter with God the Father.

I wonder how many of you men have or had fathers who were not read more…

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