Not Sympathy, But Faith!

Have you struggled with how God had let you down? Where was He when you needed Him? When everything kept disintegrating, why did it seem like it didn’t matter what you did? Maybe something as simple as buying petrol is stressful as prices keep rising. Things aren’t as they should be, life isn’t as stable as before when you thought the insurance was forthcoming.  ‘Jesus turning to them, said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for Me, but weep for […]

Cells – The Cradle of Circumcision

Ever wonder why Jesus chose to become a ‘Cell Leader’ for a group of 11 temperamentally-diverse tradesmen, and 1 morally-challenged treasurer? By the anointing of the Holy Spirit, He was already perfect and powerful, so why would He want to fraternise with this ragtag bunch of disciples? I guess it was for the same reason that He chose to get baptised, even though He was sinless, and allowed Himself to be cruelly crucified, loving His enemies right to the end. […]

Thirst No More!

Many of us are familiar with Psalm 42:1-2, ‘As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You. O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?’ Paul tells us, ‘For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face’ (1 Corinthians 13:12). When we can finally ‘come and appear before God’ and see the face of God, it’ll be an incredible moment. […]

God’s Way

Christianity was originally called ‘the Way’ by the people of first century Palestine. Acts 19:23 tells us, ‘About that time, there arose a great commotion about the Way’; and in Acts 9:2, Paul had gone to Damascus to find ‘any who were of the Way.’ Testifying both to the crowd in Jerusalem, and later to the governor Felix at his trial, Paul referred to Christ’s followers as ‘the Way’ both in public and official proceedings (Acts 22:4; 24:14,22). It was many […]

Never, Never, Never Give Up!

There’s an interesting passage in Mark 7 where Jesus walked all the way from where He was in Galilee, and northward towards Tyre and Sidon. This was Gentile territory, in what we know today as Lebanon. It was a long distance by foot. He went there and seemingly all that happened was a Syrophoenician woman, whose daughter was demon-possessed, came to Jesus and pestered Him to cast out the demon from her daughter. And the Lord completely disregarded her request. […]

Is He Useful or Worthy?

At our first Revival and Healing service in March, I remember approaching God’s Presence with great expectation, yet having a weighty issue at the back of my mind as I worshipped. I was hoping that one of our ministry team would release a word of knowledge that would speak directly to my situation. But, as we lingered in worship, the Lord spoke clearly to me and asked, “Are you drawing near because I’m useful or because you love Me?” “Am […]

Living From The Inside Out

There was a season in my life, for a few years, where I’d experience tangible manifestations of God’s Presence. It was almost as though I’d feel Him tangibly in my physical senses.  I’d shake under the power of God, laugh when His Spirit touched me, and feel the force of His power when I prayed for people. I enjoyed this season immensely as it made me realise His nearness and reality, and the realm of the supernatural. Then, it all […]

Question and Answer

It’s funny how, after 2,000 years, there are things that happened in the days of Jesus that continue today. Of course, the form in which these things happened may have changed somewhat but the essence remains the same. Take Matthew 22:15-48 for example – in today’s vernacular, this would be a ‘Q&A’ session. I’m quite certain that Jesus would’ve been confronted by many questions during His ministry. I assume the bulk of these would actually be requests – “Do this for […]

How Much Truth Can We Bear?

Jesus was a master at losing people. If you recall, there was a time when the crowds that followed Him were huge. Many were there because they had heard of the miracle of the multiplication of bread and fish, so they flocked to Him in the tens of thousands. But Jesus had no intention of allowing anyone to follow Him just for the benefits they could get. So He said the most provocative thing in Scripture, “Unless you eat My […]

The Angelic Miracles

Recently, my daughter said excitedly at the dinner table, “I think I met an angel today.” She went on to ask, “Dad, do you think it’s an angel?” I tried to hold back my theological exposition of angels and listened attentively. She shared, “I lost my way and one kind soul just pointed me to the right direction and, when I looked back to thank him, he had disappeared.” Simple or non-spectacular this may sound, I reckon this is an angelic miracle which we […]