Category Archives: Ps Peter Tan’s Diary

30th December 2010

Wow, we are coming to the end of another year. We have seen many miracles as God has provided us a wonderful new place to worship in Singapore nearer to the city centre and just next to MRT. Also in the coming year, 2011) we will be having Bible study every Thursday, all night prayer every Friday and Sunday services will be at 10am and 2pm (No more Saturday services as it will be a day of rest after all night for most people…in future, maybe Saturday evening? :-)).

Tomorrow night is the special watch night service from 8pm to 12 midnight. We have not been able to get the livestream working yet but we are working on that. Tomorrow, last day of the year, and going to be a day of fasting and prayer. Forty day fast starts on January 2nd 2011.

We had questions from some students during the Encounters with God seminar but due to not being able to get the livestream working, some of those online missed out but we will look into your questions in another seminar.

In the meantime, enjoy the presence of the Lord as it ushers in the New Year.

Will be in touch soon – just enjoying a seasonable break until next year picks up again. Blessings of grace to all.

11th December 2010 – Learning unconditional love (Fatherly talk 6.24)

Fatherly Talk 6.24

Dearly Beloved,

God’s love for us is unconditional love. Much is preached about but not as much is practised. Perhaps because we do not have enough examples of it or insufficient teaching on it. Most human love is conditional and  when the object of our love shows flaws or imperfection human love stops. Human-love loves only when it is easy but stops when it gets hard and tough. Human-love even confesses with the mouth that it is unconditional love but in practice it is actually conditional. Words say that it is unconditional but deeds tell a different story. It is better to learn to love absolutely and unconditionally and make mistakes doing it than to never have loved at all. How does one learn to love uncondtionally? One must learn and understand the following truths:

1. We were created in God’s image to love God and to love people. It is inherent in our nature to love which is why God gave the two greatest commandment which summarizes all the prophets and all the law – love God with all our heart, mind, soul and strength and love our neighbour as ourselves (Matthew 22:34-40). Whenever we do not walk in love, it goes against the very nature of our very atomic and spiritual creation causing internal pain and disharmony. Original sin is the turning of God’s outward nature of love towards Him and towards others into a selfish introvert, self-preservation and self-caring and self nurturing nature. The root of sin is self and the devil succeeded in enticing Adam and Eve to seek to transform themselves into gods rather than being in union with God to be like Him. Understanding that we were made and created to be lovers of God and people is important to allow ourselves to freely love others uncondtionally. Freely, freely we have received and freely do we give. As God has loved us in Christ, so do we love God and others. We love because it is our nature to love (1 John 4:7-8). It is not difficult to love when we accept that our God-given nature is to love. It was created thus, fell away into selfishness, and born again and restored in Christ to love sacrificially and unconditonally again. The two commandments are now summarized in Christ – love unconditionally as He loved, as He birthed the new nature in us to love as He loved.

2. Understand how hate develops. How is it that Christians, who espoused the most loving Heavenly Father who gave His only Son to die on the cross for us, and Jesus who gave all of Himself for us, not be able to love others the way God does? Why do Christians also possess such ability to hate as much as to love? Christians do it is by transferring their hatred of the devil to the new object of their hatred. All Christians steeped in the Word of God naturally hates the devil and all the works of the devil. By not separating humans from devils and understanding that humans are humans and that demons are demons, Christians first associate humans with demons and then transfer their hatred of the devil to humans. By demonizing humans, it becomes easier to hate the humans whom they now despise and regard as the devil incarnate. It is so clear in the Bible that we are NOT to wrestle with flesh and blood but only with demons and demonic forces (Ephesians 6:12). We need to learn to love sinners and hate sin and the devil. Easier said than done! How often have Christians thrown the baby out with the bath water! Most Christians in practice hate the devil, hate the sin and hate the sinner, too. The secret of unconditional love is to NEVER transfer the natural hatred of the devil or demons or sin to a human being. When one has made this clear distinguishment in the heart and mind, one finds the love and compassion that God the Father and Jesus has for everyone saint or sinner alike. The elder brother of the prodigal son can never understand the love that the Father had for the younger son. Because the elder’s brother’s love is conditional but the Father’s is unconditi0nal. No matter what the prodigal does, it never stopped the love heartbeat of the Father’s compassion for him. Love humans, hate demons. Know the difference and you will always have unconditonal love.

3. Know that we were all sinners saved by grace. Let us all learn the parable of the unforgiving servant (Matthew 18:21-35). Let him that is without sin cast the first stone. Think about how the modern church will react to the woman at the well (John 4), Mary (John 11:2; Luke 7:36-50). No matter how long we have been Christians, it does not make our holiness or righteousness any more our own just because of our multitude of years in the Lord. We can be Christians a thousand years and all our own righteousness is still filthy rags for we are saved only by the gift of Jesus’ righteousness alone (Romans 3:23, 24; 5:17). No matter how high we ascend in church authority or have influence over a million billion people, we are still sinners saved by grace. Yes, we are saints but only through the free grace of Christ. If we even dare to think for one minute that we are better than others, we have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God. We are as freshly saved by grace, at the very second of our reception of Jesus as Lord and Saviour, as we are a million years later. His grace is our gift of salvation and sainthood. If we have been so greatly loved and forgiven, how much more should we love others! And if we have ascended the heights of Christian authority, power and influence, how much more should we love others because of His grace for us that allowed us to experienced such power and authority by His love and grace!

Therefore, beloved ones, remember three things – we were born to love unconditionally, we must always love all humans unconditionally and only hate devils and demons, and we were all sinners loved unconditionally by God and saved by grace – thus we can only, we must only, we shall always love unconditionally. We were born to do it, we can do it, and we had received such love!

Ps Peter Tan

25 November 2010 – Love, peace and joy

My apologies for not updating this blog until now as I have been working very hard on completing my thesis, which praise God will definitely be completed over the next week. Thank you for all your prayers and there are so many miracles that I just don’t know where to start but will share them in time. God has been good and indeed, He works ALL things for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

In His last sermon before the cross to His disciples, Jesus spoke of love, peace and joy (John 13-16). He gave love as a commandment (John 13:34-35; 15:9-17), and peace and joy as His attributes (John 14:27; 15:11). We do, of course, know that the love that He commanded us to love with is also an attribute of His love (Romans 5:5; 1 John 4:19). At the onset of the reception of His love, we all do also recieve His peace (Romans 5:1). The experience and the enjoyment of peace and joy are resultant from the reception of God’s love into our hearts. Love is the foundation, the root, and the greatest of all attributes (Ephesians 3; 1 Corinthians 13). We can also go as far as to say that all the other attrbutes of the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22, 23) relate back to love (1 Corinthians 13).

The most important thing in this life is to respond to EVERYTHING and EVERY situation with the love of God. And God will indeed work all things out for good because of His love for us and our love for Him. Never ever let bitterness or unforgiveness or strife or any other thing that is not in line with the love of God to be in our hearts, our minds, our emotions or our consciousness. Remember that we are commanded to love because God and Jesus has confidence that we will understand that only through love and in love can we become all that God wants us to be in this life.

In this life and in this world, it is easy to make our love for others conditional while our love for God is unconditional. We should learn to love both God and people unconditionally. Unconditional love is God’s kind of agape love. Every other type of love is human and limited love. When we choose to love unconditionally in obedience to Jesus’ command, then God will release such peace and joy in our lives that we have never experienced before. O what love, O what peace, O what joy that the Lord has given in the Holy Spirit. The Lord bless you with His measure of unconditional love that surpasses all understanding in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 3). Amen.

10th November 2010 – What a friend we have in Jesus

It is always so good to know that we all have Jesus our friend, Lord and Saviour. In fact Jesus considers friendship with Him to be a high point of discipleship (John 14:14-15). We are no longer just servants but friends of His as we follow His commandments. And the context of His commandments is to walk and abide in His love (John 15:9-13). Only those who understand what it is to love God and to love others to the point of being willing to lay down your life for them, can truly know friendship with Jesus. Servants only do what is their duty but friendships involved different levels of sacrifice depending on the depth of the friendship. Many people, even Christians go around without many close friends because they do not know the meaning of sacrifice. True Christian friendships based on agape love involves a willingness to sacrifice. It is supposedly natural for one to be willing to do it for one’s own family and loved ones. By extension and through the love of Jesus, we should be able to love others as Jesus loved us.

Many Christians are afraid to love because of fear. Fear is selfish and self preserving. Agape love banishes fear (1 John 4:18) There is absolutely no fear (zero fear) in agape love. Any other type of love that has components of fear is not agape love. Fear is destructive, destroying those whom it possesses and infects plus destroying others around. The devil is the master of fear and see how destructive he is. He steals, kills and destroys (John 10:10). But Jesus who came to love, gave His life that we might have abundant life. Note the differences below:

Gives                      Takes
Embraces             Rejects
Helps                      Hinders
Builds up              Destroys
Loves                     Hates
Forgiving             Unforgiving
Merciful               Judgmental
Godlike                Demonlike
Sacrificial            Selfish

Walk in true agape love and not in fear for the true agape love does not have fear. Only in the presence of God is there true love, true light and the truth. For Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life. Every life is measured based on the life of Jesus – our actions, our words, our everything. Walk in love and not in fear

30th October 2010 – Entering into His rest

Hebrews 4:10, 11 He who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His. Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest lest anyone fall according to the same example of disobedience.

What a wonderful rest in Him the Lord has given! It is the same rest by which Moses spoke and told the Israelites before they cross the Red Sea to ‘Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord’ (Exodus 14:13). Although Moses stood still in the Lord (with some prayer and cries to the Lord), the Lord then told him to raise the rod which symbolize the anointing of God upon his life (Exodus 14:16). Thus we have the combination of standing still and being diligent. How does one rest and yet be diligent? The key is to rest upon the grace and anointing which God has already imparted for the situation in hand. The parting of the Red Sea was God’s work but the raising of the rod was Moses’ part. The rod by itself meant nothing but since the call of God upon Moses, the rod that he had used during his herdsman days became the symbol and the activating of the power of God in his life. The Lord expects us to tap upon the grace of God that He has already imparted into our lives as we rest in Him and see His victory and triumph in our lives.

The apostle Paul declared that it was not him but the grace of God in him (1 Corinthians 15:10). The secret of the Christian life is the combination of God in us and we yielding to Him to let Him do the works through us. Indeed, it is no longer we who live but Christ who lives through us (Galatians 2:20). Easier said than done because it is so easy to want to do things in our own strength and react in the flesh in all circumstances of life. Thus the Rest of God is to choose not to react in the flesh but rather to choose to react in the Spirit and allow only the works of the Spirit and the fruit of the Spirit to show forth in our lives. Ceasing from our own works in Hebrews 4:10 would mean the ceasation of the works of the flesh and being diligent to enter the rest is to continue in the works of the Spirit. For when something is truly of the Spirit, it is the Spirit of God within us doing it and not us.

The word ‘enter’ in Hebrews 4:11 is ‘eiserchomai’ whose roots are from ‘erchomai’ (with ‘eis’ meaning ‘into’) and it has several meanings and definitions as given below:

  • to come
    1. of persons
      1. to come from one place to another, and used both of persons arriving
      2. to appear, make one’s appearance, come before the public
  • metaph.
    1. to come into being, arise, come forth, show itself, find place or influence
    2. be established, become known, to come (fall) into or unto
  • to go, to follow one
  • Its roots speak of a coming forth, a showing forth, becoming known, established, a growing into, etc. Thus being diligent to enter the rest also contains the meaning of a growth, an establishment, a showing forth of the Spirit within us. The common usage of ‘erchomai’ is in the sense of ‘coming and going.’ This entering into the rest is that of learning to rest upon the Spirit of God within us, learning to allow the Spirit of God within us to do the works and not using our own strength – the coming and flowing of the Spirit within us.

    The victory and the triumph of God is assured to all who walk in the Spirit. There is no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirt (Romans 8:1). Love God with all your heart, mind, soul and strength, and walk and pray in the Spirit, and all things will always work for good to those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).

    15th October 2010 – The Father heart of God

    One of the most beautiful revelations of God that Jesus came to bring in the New Covenant is that God is our Father. It is in the New Covenant that we call God our Heavenly Father, even though in the Old Testament there are clues pointing to this. At the close of His ministry before He went to the cross, Jesus said to His disciples that He and the Father are one, knowing Him means knowing the Father (John 14:7-11). This was also the key to the greater works of Jesus (John 14:10-12). We are told that when we were born again, our spirit cries out ‘Abba Father’ (Romans 8:15). The immediate effect is that fear is replaced by the comfort of knowing the Father is finally here. In a sense, no matter how old we are in this life (Yes, you may be 120 years), we are all children. We all have an innate need of someone stronger, someone mightier, someone loving, someone bigger and more knowledgeable than us in every way like the way we use to look up to our earthly fathers or mothers when we were young infants. Jesus specifically said that He will not leave us as orphans but send the Holy Spirit to us as another Comforter (John 14:18).

    It takes a while for many people to see God as truly Abba, Papa God. We have revered God so much that some times, we forgot that our reverence should lead us towards Him and not keep us at a distance from Him. We must, of course, retain our reverence but we must lose our inhibitions, our stiffness, our religiousity, our protocols, etc. and just run into the arms of our Papa God each day, each hour and each time we pray and spend time with Him. This childlikeness is the key to greatness with God and liberty access to God. Imagine, in Jesus’ time when many of His disciples were making people observe protocol and keeping the little children from Him. After watching how His own disciples were rebuking people who brought children to Him for some time, Jesus said to them, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them, for of such is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 19:13-14). The vast majority of Christians have forgotten what childlikeness means. In the fear of being childish, they forsake childlikeness. Childlikeness can be very discomforting to people as one seems naive, simplistic, innocent, unafraid, uncomplicated. Childlikeness is not perfection nor being all grown-up. It is a quality of inquisitiveness, innocence, explorative, boldness, etc. in its approach to God and people. The promise of God is that childlikeness is the only condition to know the mysteries of God (Matthew 11:25)

    Childlikeness is being humble (Matthew 18:3-4; Luke 9:46-48). Childlikeness is the key to true wisdom and knowledge (Matthew 11:25:Luke 10:21). Childlikeness is the key to true worship and praise (Matthew 21:16). To truly know the Father the heart of the Father, we must come to God in childlikeness, like little babes. The Lord bless you.

    11th October 2010 – Walking in love

    One of the most beautiful stories in the Bible is the story of the woman who washed Jesus’s feet with her tears and hair (Luke 7:36-50). In the end the measure of this life that we live is not so much whether we have become famous, rich or powerful but it is whether we have grown to love God more and also learned to love people more. Our final destiny is to be like Jesus (Romans 8:29). The greatest is always the love of God (1 Corinthians 13:13). Most people do not realize it but the pathway to growing in love is not made up of smooth stone paths easy to walk. The pathway to growing in love is through tribulations (Romans 5:3-5).

    The woman who washed Jesus’s feet was misunderstood, written off by society and yet she pursued in her love for Jesus. How easy it is to be misunderstood in this world by people who take situations, words, actions out of context. Thankfully, God knows what is in everyone’s heart and judges righteously unlike humans who judged through the lenses of their own lives and belief system. The essence of this story is that this woman knows that the only person who loved her and understood her was Jesus. Have you ever felt like the only one who love you and understands you is God and God alone? Well, this woman felt like that and knew that Jesus was the only one who can forgave all her sins and bring her to the place where she can be with God. Jesus said that to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little (Luke 7:47). In the sight of God, this woman loved God and Jesus more than Simon or any of the people and Pharisees present in that house on that day. If everyone had died on the spot that day, this woman would have ascended to the highest realms of heaven as progress in heaven is measured by our love and not by any other human measurement system. Many of us cry to want to love God more and God answers the prayers by allowing situations where we seem unlovable to people and confront hate and despise from others. It is the same way God answers prayers for patience by allowing situations that cause us to need the exercise of patience. For it is when we seem to be unlovable to others that we naturally receive the most hatred, malign and evil speaking from people. Note that the greatest extreme persecution is when people hate you, exclude you, revile you and cast your name as evil (Luke 6:22), that you receive the greatest reward from God. It is in such situations that our only response must be to focus on loving God and loving people. Never ever respond hate with hate, evil with evil, revile with revile but rather choose to give love back when people pour hatred and rejection at you. This is the way of the cross.

    At the end of the day, it is not how perfect or imperfect our lives have been, nor how much we have accomplish or accumulate on this earth but how transformed are we to the love of God. When we respond only with God’s unconditional love to all, we truly are transformed into the character and image of Christ. And loving people and loving God unconditionally is not an easy thing to the flesh, for if it is so everyone would be doing it. It takes the spiritual life of Christ within us to arise and give forth love and to respond with love to all situations. When you pray the prayer for more love and more growth in God’s love, God will create and allow situations where we have the opportunity to love others unconditionally and supernaturally. Love can only grow through tribulations. When it is tough to love, that is when love needs to grow and expand within us. And we all have the potential to do so for we are all born with the life of God within us and the love of God has already been shed abroad in our hearts (Romans 5:5). Focus on living in forgiveness, forgive everyone whether they deserve it or not, and receive God’s unmerited forgiveness for yourself through His unconditional love. For to grow in forgiveness, both receiving it from God and also giving it to all, is the key to growing in love. When we have greatly forgiven, then we have greatly loved. And the greatest is love. Amen.

    6th October 2010 – Tares and wheat

    I have always been fascinated by the parable of the wheat and the tares told by our Lord Jesus in Matthew 13:13-31 especially as it pertains to the endtimes. The greatest intrigue of the parable is that the wheat and the tares could not be separated until the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. That is indeed a frightening thought to know that there are tares amongst us. Paul also spoke of wolves coming in after he has departed Ephesus (Acts 20:29). Of course, church history is filled with both sides of the religious divide accusing one another as being the tare or the antiChrist. Martin Luther was identified as the antiChrist by the Catholic church and he himself in turn identified them as the antiChrist; both calculating their representative names to be 666. And modern church history is filled with accusations hurled by opposing church people as fanatics or antiChrist. History and the passage of time has proven that Martin Luther was on the right side and the once maligned Pentecostal and Charismatic movement has now become the largest group in modern Christianity. The Bible has also shown that the Pharisees were in the wrong and Jesus was in the right. Today many of the Pharisees are rotting in hell while Jesus is in heaven with His disciples. The big question is whether it is possible to have some clues as to the behaviour of the tares and the wheat while they exist side by side within Christendom?

    We used to think that every one who prays the sinners’ prayer and attends church is automatically one of the Lord’s disciples. Through the years I have begun to see that many whom we qualify as wheat are actually tares and what many discard to be tares are actually wheat. How do we know this? Let us look at the Bible examples. The Pharisees who claim to be the model of perfection and religiousity have turned out to be the tares and the sinners, publicans and common folk who are still imperfect in many ways have turned up to be the citizens of heaven, the true wheat! The strongest rebuke from Jesus was against the Pharisees whom He said “make others twice the sons of hell like themselves” (Matthew 23:15). The Pharisees were literally like the devil, they steal, they kill and they destroy (John 10:10; Matthew 23). The basic fact is that the Pharisees do not know God nor know the mercy and the love of God! By this we can know the wheat from the tares, the wheat walk in God’s love but the tares do not walk in God the Father’s love because they do not know God; for those who know God will love like God does. Outwardly, the tares might seem perfect like the Pharisees but true perfection is not perfection of life, rather it is the perfection of love for no one is righteous or perfect by themselves. In their religious zeal and self righteousness, the Pharisees condemn more people than God Himself would. Thinking they are perfect, they condemn those who are not perfect. The sinners, the publicans and the prostitutes might not be perfect and unblemished but they did love Jesus and followed Jesus. From amongst them came the best followers of Jesus and the truest devotion and love. Who in the Bible was the examplary person of love towards God? It was a woman who formerly was a prostitute who knew how to love Jesus beyond what anyone else in Jesus’ time (Luke 7:36-50).

    The keys to tell who are wheat and who are tares is in the area of the practice of God’s love. Imperfect wheat will beat outwardly perfect tares in the love of God any time, any place and any where. The tares will always steal, kill and destroy; they have no idea how to sacrifice, give life and build up in love. Think about this, if you think you are better than someone else, should you destroy them or build them up? Build up, of course! And if we realize that someone else is better than us, should we destroy them or build them up? Build up and learn from them, of course! And if you think that you are equal to someone else, would you destroy them or build them up? Build them up, of course, and work along side to help one another. In all three counts, you build and help not tear down or destroy. There is never any point in any human relationship or Christian relationship where you have permission to kill and destroy another person. Only tares destroy, not the wheat. Some people even dare to claim the permission of God to do such things. Such people are no different from the Pharisees who claim the position of religious and spiritual authority to destroy another. Watch and see, in time the tares will attract hell fire around themselves and finally end up in hell themselves like the Pharisees. To them are reserved the greatest condemnation like that which Jesus spoke in the gospels.

    The closer one walks with God, the more loving one becomes for God is love and those who truly know God know His love for God and for others. Those who do not love do not truly know God our Father, our Papa God. To do the Will of God is to walk in His love for this is the commandment of God. By this shall all men know that we are the disciples and followers of Christ. Tares are scattered in all the echeleons of Christiandom, Yes right up to the top, with many of them calling themselves prophets, apostles, pastors, teachers and leaders but who do not walk in love nor know the true love of God our Father. They are all false prophets, false apostles, false teachers, false pastors and false leaders. Behind their religious masks and spirituality and self proclaimed authority is the devil spirit of the Pharisees. They breathe destruction and condemnation, spewing up judgments and destroying others. The way to know a good tree is by its fruit (Matthew 7:20). And the greatest fruit is the love of God (1 Corinthians 13:13). Show me any Christian, no matter how imperfect, who lived the sacrificial loving life of Jesus in loving others and there we can see a true wheat (1 John 3:16). Show me any Christian, no matter how outwardly perfect, who does not live the sacrificial loving life of Jesus but rather dispensing killing and destruction and we can truly identify them as tares who are still living and growing amongst us.

    Now we do realize that Christians are growing in love and are not perfect in love yet. It is better to love and learn to love, no matter how imperfectly, than to walk in hate, anger and self righteousness. By this shall all men know that we are the disciples of Jesus, by obeying His commandment to love as Jesus loved (John 13:34-35).

    3rd October 2010 – Knowing God

    It has been sometime since the last blog but I will try to make it more regular next year when more work is organized and delegated out. The heart of Christianity is to know God and most people, especially religious ones, who claim to know God do not actually manifest the attributes of the God whom they know. God is love, light and life. The Bible is explicitly clear that those who know God will walk in love:

    1. It is the COMMANDMENT of Jesus to love one another as He loved us (John 12:34)
    2. Love is the ONLY way by which we manifest ourselves as disciples of Jesus (John 12:35)
    3. Those who TRULY are born of God will walk in love (1 John 4:7)
    4. Only those who ABIDE in love abide in God (1 John 4:16)
    5. Only those who love TRULY know God, those who do not love DO NOT know God (1 John 4:7-8).
    6. Our ability to love is not limited by our own ability but rather in our own experience of God’s love for us (1 John 4:21)
    7. Those who walk in hate DO NOT KNOW God (1 John 4:20)
    8. Those who DO NOT LOVE abide in death (1 John 3:14)
    9. Those who DO NOT LOVE do not have eternal life abiding in them (1 John 3:14-15)
    10. The true sign of eternal life in us is the ABILITY to love like God and Jesus does (1 John 3:14)
    Those who crucified Jesus were not sinners and publicans, they were the religious folks who claimed to know God but who did not walk in love nor know the mercy of God. If they had truly known God, they would have manifested the attributes and the love of God and of Jesus. We are also commanded to walk one step higher in Jesus, Jesus commands that we respond with love even to our enemies (Matthew 5:44). This is the essence of true New Testament Christianity. If we love only those who love us, what difference are we from the Old Covenant or from those of the world? The love of God is unconditional, unmerited and based upon God’s love for us and not on our own perceptions, our own ability or limitation. That is why the ability to love is not dependent on us but on the fact that we have been born again with eternal life within us. This eternal life is the same life of God our Father and of our Lord Jesus and the Holy Spirit and it beats daily with the heartbeat of God’s love for all His creation.

    Let our every heart beat be a heart beat of unconditional love to each and every one around us. Love one another, love those who love you and love those who hate you and love those who are indifferent. It is the greatest and only commandment that Jesus has given us to prove that we are truly His disciples. Amen.

    4th September 2010 – God’s love and presence in all night prayer

    We had a good all night prayer as always. Just came back this morning and about to take a nap and rest before the Saturday service in the afternoon. We have started live streaming the messages and meetings so those of you who have logged onto the live meetings, do let us know your experiences.

    As always the theme was the presence of God and His love. I think that every message of mine, covering different areas and subjects always lead back to the declaration that God loves us so much. As in every all night service, God gave new songs, and even now the tune of the new song of John 3:16 kept ringing in my head. Truly when we are filled with His Spirit, His melodies keep flowing through our spirit man (Ephesians 5:18-19). As led by the Spirit, at the end of the meeting we prayed and travailed with tears for those who do not know God yet and those who know Him but have backslidden and not walked with God.

    I loved the all night prayers and spending time in God’s presence. Really looking looking forward to next year when we can do it every Friday (it will be broadcast online so anyone can join us via the internet). Well, I have to rest now, but keep the song of the Lord flowing in your hearts, as long as the song in you never dies, you will always have your breakthrough in God. Sing and make melody in your heart unto the Lord.

    Blessings and love to each of you.