BEND THE KNEE
(by Faith Lim)
In a society where humility is often misunderstood as being weak or without a backbone, it is a virtue that ranks high in the eyes of God and His kingdom. Peter reveals the heart of God in 1 Peter 5:6. He exhorts us to humble ourselves before the mighty hand of God for it is God who lifts us up in His time. However, our primary motivation for bending low is not the exaltation that eventually comes. Instead, it must first be driven by the desire to please and move the heart of God simply because this is what He is looking for.
Beyond just the physical act of bowing down, the Lord is looking for true humility to arise from deep within our hearts and souls. However, I’ve come to realize how foreign this is to my flesh. Yet, we have the Holy Spirit as our Helper! He will lead us to the place of humility as we yield to Him.
How do we find confidence in the Lord in the midst of this shaking? Which verses of Scripture can we turn to in this time?
King David wrote Psalm 27 as a psalm of confidence in the Lord. Let us hold fast to it today.
The question of the hour in the midst of this COVID-19 pandemic is not, “What is God saying?” Don’t be mistaken – this is a very vital question to ask. However, if we have been hearing what the Spirit is saying over the last few years, we should not be unaware.
The crucial and vital question in the midst of this unprecedented crisis is WHAT DOES GOD WANT? What does the LORD, who shakes heaven, earth, and all nations, want? Especially from His people? More than just saying something to us, God actually wants and insists on something from us!
In light of the latest government advisory to suspend all religious services and limit private gatherings to 10 or fewer, our public prayer room sessions have been suspended indefinitely. This includes all worship and prayer sessions as well as Friday teachings.
Thank you for your understanding.
(from Kay-Chong Yeo)
“In December 2015, I had a prophetic dream. In that dream, a voice that sounded like a loud trumpet said to me, ‘Storm is coming!’
Immediately, I saw dark clouds accumulating in front of me and huge winds began to blow. A rising tide of floodwaters swept towards me.
Suddenly, the voice said to me again, ‘Look! Stand on that Rock!‘ I looked and a Rock arose to my right. I climbed onto the Rock in the midst of the rising floodwaters and strong winds. The winds were so strong that I could not balance myself.
The voice shouted at me again, ‘Cement your feet on the Rock so that you may have strength to stand.‘ Then I awoke and Luke 21:36 immediately came to mind.”
Luke 21:36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy [i.e. may have strength] to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Today, the storm is here.
If we understand the biblical narrative for what is to come (Matt 24, Mk 13, Lk 21), things will not get better.
Joel chapter 2 gives us the clearest answer in how to respond in crisis!
The only solution is to SHIFT, ALIGN and RESET to God!
The key is to be REAL, DEEP and AUTHENTIC in our walk with Jesus!
Things will not get better,
but we can grow stronger
we can burn hotter
we can shine brighter!
In light of the COVID-19 crisis that is affecting many nations around the world, it is crucial for God’s people to correctly interpret what is happening and to understand what the Lord wants from His people in this time.
The world has entered a new normal. However, are we as God’s people hearing Him correctly and responding rightly to Him? Or are we simply waiting for this to blow over so that we can go back to our lives business-as-usual?
God’s everlasting Word provides the answer as to what we need to do in such a time as this. It gives us the grid through which we can make sense of this global crisis, and the answers to the question, “How then shall we live?“
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|Making Sense of the Global Crisis and How Then Shall We Live?|
As we enter into the New Normal that God has for us in this new decade, we are taking steps to increase the number of sessions every week at the House of Prayer starting 1 Feb 2020.
We thank God for His faithfulness and trust Him for His grace as we take yet another step towards establishing a 24/7 House of Prayer in the spirit of the Tabernacle of David in Singapore.
We invite you to join us to pray and seek the Lord’s face and hand in this New Beginning!
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