Shabbat Night To Remember

It was an extraordinary Friday night.

I would normally get home past 6:30pm coming from work at 5:00pm. This night, I am already home more than 10 minutes before 6:00pm. The road seemed to open up. I already knew the direction of this night since morning. I have a very nice expectation. But then the Lord’s ways is very much above our ways. I had to make sure the floor is very clean. I had to send an instruction to leave the shoes near the door.

By past 7:00pm, the Shabbat Dinner meal started. It’s a series of spoken prayers and blessings to all present. I made an entry during the blessings of the children. What we have in this group are spiritual children of the Leaders.

The Lord gave His direction. His very own Word.

Numbers 11:23 New American Standard 1977

And the LORD said to Moses, “Is the LORD’S power limited? Now you shall see whether My word will come true for you or not.”

The version I used is worded as follows: The Living Bible

“When did I become weak?”

I asked the group as the Lord would. The Lord is asking them: “Meron bang mahirap sa akin? Mayroon ba akong hindi magagawa?

After these very powerful words from the Lord, Ate Yollie told a story about Father’s love…and then an outpouring of God’s love for each other as we greet ‘Shabbat Shalom – may the peace of God be with you always’.

It was a totally different greeting of peace…

Then, the flow moved to worship, instead of the meal.

(one of the few chances I was lead to take a picture)

The given song was from Ate Yollie. O Come All Ye Faithful. Form there, we flowed…sensitive to what the Holy Spirit is guiding us to sing.

There was even some pure revelation on the meaning of the words of a song.

Then, the Lord’s presence engulfed us. The mighty move of God is very much apparent. It was a free-flowing worship to our God. And the Lord’s glory manifests…

I saw the covering wall of fire interconnecting each person in the room – and a candle-like fire on each head. We were simply flowing in the worship of our God. Freely expressing our love to Him who graced us with His Holy presence.

  • 2 Corinthians 3:17 New Living Translation
    For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

It was really an extraordinary Friday. We normally end a Shabbat Dinner – including the worship – in an hour or even less. But this one, took a very special long time. Not that it concerns us. What is really more important is the soaking in the Lord’s presence. We ended the worship a few minutes before 9:30pm and the meal after at 10:30pm. There was an spontaneous sharing of experiences. God be glorified!

  • Psalm 89:15 New Living Translation
    Happy are those who hear the joyful call to worship, for they will walk in the light of your presence, LORD.

Indeed, these people present were called – and responded to the call.

  • Bernard shared that we are reminded to pray…pray…pray. He related the experience they had on the 1st Tindig.Na ‘panghawakan nyo yung experience nyo sa GIA
  • I followed. I have to tell them what I saw that they may be edified. We were all covered in huge blinding light. Surrounding all of us, is a wall of fire – inter-connecting on each head, and showing a candle-like fire on each head. It was an awesome sight. It was a glorious presence. The King of glory entered and we were all covered in His glory.
  • My wife Cora shared a touching story from a book.That God is a sovereign Lord…He is in control. She also saw Arrows. Nagbabagang arrows. She also told the group ‘na.dedelight ang Lord sa pagworship nyo
  • Khaye Anne started. She related how the Word of Number 11:23 made an impact to her. She also shared about the first time she felt ‘nawala kayong lahat’. Her message was to “Fix our eyes on the Lord”...that whatever situation we are to face we are untouchable in the presence of God.She reference Exodus 13:25
  • Kim, for the first time, had a vision. 2 visions! He said that “we are really in the process” referring to their group. “Continue what we have started.” He also referenced 2 Tim 2:21
  • I interjected: Hindi pare-pareho ang gifts ni Lord sa bawat tao.
  • Kuya Eli: We are one body of many parts. Di ka dapat maintimidate. We are created in His image. Pursue natin ang gifts sa atin.
  • I interjected: God is a God of Order. Our worship – we are a sweet smelling aroma.Nilalanghap nya ang aroma na ito ng worship. The Bible is the Word, and the Word is God. See John 1:1
  • Ate Yollie: Re the vision that Ate Cora saw – a jar of water being poured on us. “Love is like a liquid that is being poured on us on our head…and that love is melting everything inside us“.
  • Ate Cora: A broken spirit, and a contrite heart, you will not despise.”Minsan down ka, open mo heart mo kay Lord. Na anuman ang every black or dark spot sa heart mo, tunawin ito. The Lord is good. He respond kung ano man ang situation mo.”
  • Ate Yollie: With regards sa gift, alam mo bang di ako nakakakita ng vision? impression lang tsaka nakakarinig. Pero walang vision. Bihirang bihira. Yang gifts, depende yan sa Lord. Kung ano binigay sayo, dun ka mag.excel. It will not make you a less of a Christian kung di ka nakakakita o di ka nakakarinig.
  • Kuya Eli mentioned 1 Corinthians 13.
  • Ate Yollie: “Ang gifts magpupush yan ng yabang sayo kung di mo sasabayan ng character development – dun papasok ang love na nadedevelop sayo.” Kailangan balanse ka ng love at tsaka ng gifts.
  • Richard shared being taken to outer space. He even saw the stars. But the message to him is that his worries are but specks of dust compared to God’s plan in his life. He also saw the group in the throne-room. He saw the light in the hearts of each one. That the light glows more as the worship continue. He was reminded to see all that happened in his life – all that was given by God as a blessing to him.
  • Elijah felt the heat of the fire. He shared Romans 8:1 as a reference when it comes to chains or strongholds that binds us. “Re unholy alliances – cut it off
  • Ate Yollie interjected: wag magpapa-late sa worship
  • Diego shared what he felt. He said that the warmth or the heat from the wall of fire is from the Lord’s embrace. When the Lord came, He embraced each of those present during worship. “Isa-isang binigay para mabuo ang wall of fire”. “He released the glory to all of us. As he released His glory, yung spirit of wickedness, hardness of heart, dark clouds, evil spirit – natunaw.” He also mentioned how the words of Numbers 11:23 reminded him na walang impossible sa Lord. “Hindi dapat ma.break itong bond na ito kasi yung nabuo na wall dapat magsamasama pa rin…sa lahat ng na.eencounter natin. One thing, we should not take this for granted – itong annointing of love. Dapat bukas ganun pa din ang level ng love natin”. Stay on the path of light.
  • Ate Yollie: Love casts out all fear. Love covers a multitude of sins!
  • Jthan shared about the heat. ” mainit, promise!” He wanted to join the group on the floor (when everybody kneeled and prostrated) but he can’t jut stop playing the guitar. But when he did let go of the guitar – the worship moved to an even higher worship – in spirit. He shared how they as a group, leveled-up the way they worship. 
  • Kuya Eli: Keep the fire burning.
  • Bernard: Sobrang sarap sa presence ng Lord
  • Glyzel: During the worship song ‘You are Worthy of it all’ – She felt ‘na ako ang gagamitin nyang instrument para ma.save buong family ko’
  • Cecille: “Ang blessed ng batch namin – naging part kami ng Tindig.Umabot ako sa part na ito dahil sa pagsave sa akin ni Lord” Anywhere pala, pwede mangyari ang open-heaven.
  • Justine:”Buong worship, my heart was filled with an attitude of gratitude.” He related how great our God is for using Ate Au. “God has been so good to me that He surrounds me with His love
  • Psalm 16:11 TEV. You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.
  • Psalm 90:8 TEV. You place our sins before you, our secret sins where you can see them.
  •  Acts 2:28 TEV. You have shown me the paths that lead to life, and your presence will fill me with joy.

The sharing was so freely moving that after each sharing, the elders would give some words. This is important for better understanding. This is where the experience of the elders come handy. This is where the new ones learn something new!

A few days after, my wife Cora confirmed the exact look of the wall of fire, the candle-like fire on each head, and the position of the people present. Wow! How wonderful and awesome is our God? This is a mighty work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit allowed my wife to see exactly what I saw.

I closed  the shabbat with a few words and a prayer.

Dinner Meal is well deserved at this time of the night – after a couple of hours in the presence of the living God.

  • Galatians 5:13 New Living Translation
    For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love.

Indeed, all glory to God who loves us all with a great love! There is none like the Lord in all the earth. He is God. He is Lord. Let us allow Him to rule and reign in our hearts, our mind, and our lives.

by Mar Marilag 01/05/2017

…and we didnt get to have a picture of the group after meal. 😇

 

 

 

 

 

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My 2017 Year in Review

All things work together for the good!

Yes, this is my personal and better version of the apps.

January

1/01 Duty at Work. What a wonderful day!

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1/10 Solo Run in Tagaytay. Too cold. Too silent. Too fast!

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1/17 Mt. Makiling Peak 2 Climb with CJ and Bong.

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1/30 Started in Mariveles, Bataan. The 8th Bataan Death March 102 kilometers Ultramarathon.

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1/31 Finished the race before cut-off time in San Fernando, Pampanga. All glory to our loving and living God!

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February

2/02 Krispy Kreme with Cyril

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2/07 Quick Ice Cream Cool Down at 7-11

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2/13 Breakfast Buffet at Cafe Arquiza with Cyril and Czarina Joy.

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2/21 Started in Luneta, Manila and Finished in Palace in the Sky, Tagaytay. This is a 65-kilometer Ultramarathon.

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2/25 Rare avail time at work. 🙂

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2/29 Dunkin Donuts with Cyril

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March

3/06 Mt. Marami Trail Sweeping. This is a Trail Race.

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3/12 Shabbat Dinner with my Family and my Sister Khit’s

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3/19 Late night dinner @ KFC Taft with Mommy Wife, Cyril and Czarina Joy

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3/20 Birthday Celebration in Pasig…my Sister Khit and Mutya, my father, and nephew Kim.

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3/24 Attended the 27th National Prayer Gathering of Christians in Cuneta Astrodome. McDonald’s Adriatico after with Mommy Wife, Cyril and Czarina Joy.

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April

4/12 SSD Seminar in RCBC Tower, Makati.

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4/30 CCC Overnight Outing

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May

5/01 Merienda at Costa Coffee with Cyril

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5/09 Voted for the President of the Republic of the Philippines

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5/14 Breakfast at McDonalds with Mommy Wife after my morning coaching session

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5/17 Lunch at Greenwich Starmall Crossing with Mommy Wife and Cyril.

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June

6/04 Kebab Dinner with Cyril near our house

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6/11 Finished an awesome training!

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6/16 CAD-CCC 1st Team Building Activity in Caliraya

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6/19 Father’s Day Celebration in Dau, Pampanga

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6/27 Dinner at Mang Inasal Quiapo with Mommy Wife, Cyril and Czarina Joy

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July

7/01 Work Anniversary. A thanksgiving dinner at home.

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7/10 Finished a 21-kilometer Manila Bay Clean-up Run

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7/24 Joined a Dayhike Climb at Mt. Paliparan + Tungtong Falls. A dangerous route. Not for the inexperienced.

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7/27 Lunch with Mommy Wife and Cyril at Jollibee Robinson’s Manila + Krispy Kreme after.

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7/29 Cyril’s 11th Birthday. We celebrated at Pizza Pizza Robinson’s Manila.

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August

8/07 Lunch at Shangri-la EDSA Foodcourt with Cyril..

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8/21 Joined a Dayhike Climb to Mt. Talamitam. Awesome view!

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8/23 Lunch with Mommy Wife and Cyril at Asian Bites + Krispy Kreme after

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8/24 Lunch with Mommy Wife and Cyril at Jollibee Robinson’s Manila + La Lola’s Churros after

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8/28 Joined a Dayhike Climb to Mt. Maculot with some CAD officemates. Perfect Shot! Awesome workout!

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September

9/06 Krispy Kreme with Cyril to repeat 9/06/2015 visit. 😉

9/12 Joined a Twin Mountain DayHike with Cyril to Mt. Maynuba and Mt. Cayabu. Awesome view! The mini-falls are not a mini falls. They shouldn’t even be called a falls. This is Cyril’s 1st Climb and he’s done already a twin-hike! Not an easy one too for his age.

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9/18 Celebrated Chloe James’ 18th at Shakey’s Robinson’s Manila.

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9/20 Lunch at 168 Mall with Mommy Wife

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9/25 Joined a Hexa Climb but unable to complete. Went home ahead of the group.

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9/26 Lunch at Nitz, Malate with Mommy Wife

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9/29 Lunch with Mommy Wife at Tsukumo Ramen.

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October

10/01 My 1st Preaching. CLSF Ministry Training School.

10/22 Last Day at Ministry Training School with Pastor Mentor Kuya Andrew

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10/25 With Mommy Wife and Marjorie at Paco House of Prayer

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November

11/01 With my Siblings in Pasig. My Mother’s grave.

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11/06 Lunch at EDSA Shangri-la Foodcourt with Mommy Wife and Cyril

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11/18 Shabbat Dinner with Birthday Celebration of November Celebrants at Paco House of Prayer

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11/20 Birthday of Mommy Wife and our Birthday Celebration with my Siblings at Paco House of Prayer

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11/21 My Birthday. With Mommy Wife at Manila Doctors Hospital for her fractured foot…

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11/22 Family Celebration of our Birthday at Dad’s World Buffet Manila

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December

12/01 Haircut with Cyril

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12/06 Jollibee with Cyril

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12/07 Family visit to my father on a tour in Garden Plaza Hotel, Manila.McDonald’s Bocobo after.

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Thank you, Lord for a colorful blessed year!

…and it’s still not yet finished!

12/15 Watched the Red Carpet Presentation of Star Wars : Rogue One with Cyril.

12/16 Shabbat Night @ CLSF Paco Center. A memorable experience filled with love. A worship filled with God’s glory. Engulfed in Light and Covered by a wall of fire – a Holy Spirit baptism beyond our expectation. It was an open-heaven. Revelations after revelations.

Present are the following:

  • Ate Yollie
  • Ate Au
  • Kuya Eli
  • Ate Cora
  • Me

..and some PLM Students:

  1. Diego – dancing in Spirit
  2. Khaye Anne – lead the worship in Spirit.
  3. Bernard – opened with a vision of fruit baskets
  4. Cecille
  5. Justin – filled with gratitude
  6. Kim – had 2 visions
  7. Richard – freed from his chains
  8. Glyzel
  9. Jthan – on guitar

12/17 CCC Christmas Party and CAD-CCC Volunterrific Event

 

 

 

 

RULES RULES RULES

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I don’t know who wrote the rules above. There must be a good basis for it. I think it best to see what is written in the Bible about it. If it is good, do it. If it is right, and good, hurry and do it!2-timothy-3_16-17.jpg

  • DO ALL THE GOOD YOU CAN – Do anything that is good – as long as it is good. I guess it has to start with having the desire to do it, and learning how. Doing good is also doing what is right. However, when you know the right thing to do and you did not do it, you sin. James 4:7. New Living Translation
    Remember, it is sin to know what you ought to do and then not do it.

    • Isaiah 1:17 New International Version
      Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.

      New Living Translation
      Learn to do good. Seek justice. Help the oppressed. Defend the cause of orphans. Fight for the rights of widows.

    • Titus 3:14 New Living Translation
      Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.
    • Psalm 34:14 New Living Translation
      Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
    • 1 Peter 3:11 New Living Translation
      Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.
    • 3 John 1:11 Berean Study Bible
      Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
    • 1 Timothy 6:17-18 New Living Translation
      Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others.
    • Titus 3:8 New Living Translation
      This is a trustworthy saying, and I want you to insist on these teachings so that all who trust in God will devote themselves to doing good. These teachings are good and beneficial for everyone.
  • IN ALL THE WAYS YOU CAN – In every thinkable, known ways, according to your ability. Be HOSPITABLE. GIVE. SHARE. RESCUE. SAVE. Be PRODUCTIVE. HELP. DEFEND the cause. FIGHT for the right.
    • Hebrews 10:24 New Living Translation
      Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
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  • TO ALL THE PEOPLE YOU CAN – the NEEDY, those WHO ASK, to the POOR, those WHO ARE HUNGRY, those WHO WANT to BORROW & the HOMELESS.
    • Matthew 5:42 New Living Translation
      Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.
    • Ephesians 4:28 New Living Translation
      If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
    • Luke 3:11 New Living Translation
      John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”
    • Isaiah 58:7 New Living Translation
      Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
    • Proverbs 24:11 New Living Translation
      Rescue those who are unjustly sentenced to die; save them as they stagger to their death.
    • Psalm 82:4 New Living Translation
      Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.
    • Hebrews 13:2 New Living Translation
      Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!
    • Romans 12:13 New Living Translation
      When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.
    • 1 Peter 4:9 New Living Translation
      Cheerfully share your home with those who need a meal or a place to stay.
  • IN EVERY PLACE YOU CAN – No matter where you are, where the people are and where the need is.manila-slums
  • AT ALL TIMES YOU CAN – Yes, in every opportunity, however small, as the opportunity presents itself.
  • AS LONG AS EVER YOU CAN – As long as your strength allows you. As long as the opportunity keep coming.

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1 John 3:10 New Living Translation
So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil. Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.

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All glory to our Almighty Living God!

Why We Need God

Let’s be very candid about this.

We all need God. We all need His only Son, our Saviour. We all need Jesus.

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Here’s my Top 10 Reasons Why:

  1. We need to stay with God and honor Him!
    • Psalm 50:23 New Living Translation
      But giving thanks is a sacrifice that truly honors me. If you keep to my path, I will reveal to you the salvation of God.”

      • Jonah 2:9 New Living Translation
        But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise, and I will fulfill all my vows. For my salvation comes from the LORD alone.” 3-9-10
  2. We ought to be Holy – for He is Holy and this is His will for us!
    • 1 Thessalonians 4:3 New Living Translation God’s will is for you to be holy, so stay away from all sexual sin.

      • Ephesians 5:17 New Living Translation
        Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do.
  3. We need to show love – for this is His command. Love is merciful and full of compassion.
    • Hosea 6:6 New Living Translation I want you to show love, not offer sacrifices. I want you to know me more than I want burnt offerings.
    • Matthew 9:13 New Living Translation Then he added, “Now go and learn the meaning of this Scripture: ‘I want you to show mercy, not offer sacrifices.’ For I have come to call not those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.”
    • 1 John 3:23 New Living Translation And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 
    • Proverbs 21:3 New Living Translation The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than when we offer him sacrifices. 
    • Micah 6:8 New Living Translation No, O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. 
  4. We need Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding. Only God can give us this.
    • James 1:5 New Living Translation If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 
    • Proverbs 2:6 New Living Translation For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  5. We need God’s grace to enable us to do what we cannot – to do good and not sin!
  6. We are sinners and we need to be saved. We need forgiveness, and only the offended God can pardon us.
    • Romans 3:23 New Living Translation
      For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.
    • Acts 2:38 New Living Translation
      Peter replied, “Each of you must repent of your sins and turn to God, and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. Then you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
  7. We need to change, and that is possible only by union with Jesus Christ our Lord! We need to belong to Him and become one with Him. Where there is no change in a person, there is no real union with Christ.It’s all about living a new life with Jesus Christ as the reigning King, and Lord, of our life.
    • 2 Corinthians 5:17 New Living Translation
      This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!
    • Romans 6:4 New Living Translation
      For we died and were buried with Christ by baptism. And just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glorious power of the Father, now we also may live new lives.
  8. We need power and strength. Only God can give this. All and everything we need comes from Him. He is the Creator of the heavens and of the earth!
    • Isaiah 40:28-29 New Living Translation
      Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless.
    • Psalm 147:5 New Living Translation
      How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!
    • Psalm 68:35 New Living Translation
      God is awesome in his sanctuary. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Praise be to God!
  9. We ought to be joyful, and prayerful and thankful to Him! Prayer is communion with our God, our loving Father. We may not be able to thank Him if our heart is not filled with joy, but we are commanded to give thanks. Life in Christ is not about feelings or emotions. It is about the power of God in our life, His Holy Spirit.
    • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 New Living Translation
      Always be joyful. Never stop praying. Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.
    • Philippians 4:4 New Living Translation
      Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again–rejoice!
    • Philippians 4:6 New Living Translation
      Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.
    • Ephesians 5:20 New Living Translation
      And give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    • Ephesians 6:18 New Living Translation
      Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.
    • Colossians 3:17 New Living Translation
      And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
  10. We ought to believe in Jesus for us to have an eternal life.
    • John 3:36 New Living Translation
      And anyone who believes in God’s Son has eternal life. Anyone who doesn’t obey the Son will never experience eternal life but remains under God’s angry judgment.”
    • John 3:16 New Living Translation
      “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
    • John 3:18 New Living Translation
      “There is no judgment against anyone who believes in him. But anyone who does not believe in him has already been judged for not believing in God’s one and only Son.
    • John 5:24 New Living Translation
      “I tell you the truth, those who listen to my message and believe in God who sent me have eternal life. They will never be condemned for their sins, but they have already passed from death into life.
    • John 6:40 New Living Translation
      For it is my Father’s will that all who see his Son and believe in him should have eternal life. I will raise them up at the last day.
    • 1 John 4:9 New Living Translation
      God showed how much he loved us by sending his one and only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him.
    • Ephesians 2New Living Translation
      But God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so much, that even though we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s grace that you have been saved!)

They may not be in the best order of idea but they are the essentials.

Glory to God!

On Anonimity

While the intentions may be good, anonymous quotes should be taken with caution. We ought to be wise in following instruction and mindful of our direction in life. The Word of God is the authority on matters beyond our understanding.

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While we may read and adopt certain beliefs that are good, the Word of God still has the final say on things. The Word of God lasts forever.

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The apostle Paul has written so much to many churches about different warnings and instructions. They are not anonymously posted by an anonymous writer. They are not mere opinion of someone but is a teaching from the Lord Jesus himself. It’s important to know what the Bible say. In the Bible is written words from the Lord himself.

Galatians 1:1 New Living Translation
This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead.

Galatians 1:11-12 New Living Translation
Dear brothers and sisters, I want you to understand that the gospel message I preach is not based on mere human reasoning. I received my message from no human source, and no one taught me. Instead, I received it by direct revelation from Jesus Christ.

There are various situations and similar scenarios in the churches before and even now. The same faith remains. The same faith is tested time and time again.

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We are instructed to do the following, as believers in Christ:

  • Do not listen! Object and react! 2 Corinthians 11: 3-4 New Living Translation
    But I fear that somehow your pure and undivided devotion to Christ will be corrupted, just as Eve was deceived by the cunning ways of the serpent. You happily put up with whatever anyone tells you, even if they preach a different Jesus than the one we preach, or a different kind of Spirit than the one you received, or a different kind of gospel than the one you believed.
  • Test every Spirit. 1 John 4:1 New Living Translation
    Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.
  • Be Godly! 1 Timothy 4:7-8 New Living Translation
    Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
  • Give! Help! Care! Be generous!Romans 12:13 New Living Translation
    When God’s people are in need, be ready to help them. Always be eager to practice hospitality.

    Hebrews 6:10 New Living Translation
    For God is not unjust. He will not forget how hard you have worked for him and how you have shown your love to him by caring for other believers, as you still do.

    Proverbs 19:17 New Living Translation
    If you help the poor, you are lending to the LORD–and he will repay you!

    2 Corinthians 9:6-7 New Living Translation
    Remember this–a farmer who plants only a few seeds will get a small crop. But the one who plants generously will get a generous crop. You must each decide in your heart how much to give. And don’t give reluctantly or in response to pressure. “For God loves a person who gives cheerfully.”

    Proverbs 11:25 New Living Translation
    The generous will prosper; those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed.

  • Warn the Lazy! Encourage! Care! Be Patient! Never get Tired of Doing Good!1 Thessalonians 5:14 New Living Translation
    Brothers and sisters, we urge you to warn those who are lazy. Encourage those who are timid. Take tender care of those who are weak. Be patient with everyone.

    2 Thessalonians 3:15 New Living Translation
    Don’t think of them as enemies, but warn them as you would a brother or sister.

    2 Thessalonians 3:13 New Living Translation
    As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.

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      Galatians 6:9 New Living Translation
      So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.

    • Titus 2:7 New Living Translation
      And you yourself must be an example to them by doing good works of every kind. Let everything you do reflect the integrity and seriousness of your teachingdo_something_good_every_day
  • Be earnest and disciplined! 1 Peter 4:7 New Living Translation
    The end of the world is coming soon. Therefore, be earnest and disciplined in your prayers.
  • Watch out your Associations…1 Corinthians 5:11 New Living Translation
    I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.
  • Change your Ways! Ephesians 4:28 New Living Translation
    If you are a thief, quit stealing. Instead, use your hands for good hard work, and then give generously to others in need.
  • Find ways! New ways! For acts of love and good works! Hebrews 10:24 New Living Translation
    Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works.
  • Tell them to be productive! Titus 3:14 New Living Translation
    Our people must learn to do good by meeting the urgent needs of others; then they will not be unproductive.

We are warned about these things:

  • Do not be fooled by twisted truths. Galatians 1:6-10 New Living Translation
    I am shocked that you are turning away so soon from God, who called you to himself through the loving mercy of Christ. You are following a different way that pretends to be the Good News but is not the Good News at all. You are being fooled by those who deliberately twist the truth concerning Christ. Let God’s curse fall on anyone, including us or even an angel from heaven, who preaches a different kind of Good News than the one we preached to you. I say again what we have said before: If anyone preaches any other Good News than the one you welcomed, let that person be cursed.

    • 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 New Living Translation
      Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed–the one who brings destruction. He will exalt himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.
    • 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 New Living Translation
      Don’t you realize that those who do wrong will not inherit the Kingdom of God? Don’t fool yourselves. Those who indulge in sexual sin, or who worship idols, or commit adultery, or are male prostitutes, or practice homosexuality, or are thieves, or greedy people, or drunkards, or are abusive, or cheat people–none of these will inherit the Kingdom of God.
  • Stay away from false teachers. From people who cause divisions. Romans 16:17 New Living Translation
    And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them.

    • Titus 3:10 New Living Translation
      If people are causing divisions among you, give a first and second warning. After that, have nothing more to do with them

      2 Thessalonians 3:6 New Living Translation
      And now, dear brothers and sisters, we give you this command in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ: Stay away from all believers who live idle lives and don’t follow the tradition they received from us.

    • 1 John 1:10 New Living Translation
      If anyone comes to your meeting and does not teach the truth about Christ, don’t invite that person into your home or give any kind of encouragement.

      2 Peter 2:1 New Living Translation
      But there were also false prophets in Israel, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will cleverly teach destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them. In this way, they will bring sudden destruction on themselves.

      1 Timothy 6:3-5 New Living Translation
      Some people may contradict our teaching, but these are the wholesome teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ. These teachings promote a godly life. Anyone who teaches something different is arrogant and lacks understanding. Such a person has an unhealthy desire to quibble over the meaning of words. This stirs up arguments ending in jealousy, division, slander, and evil suspicions. These people always cause trouble. Their minds are corrupt, and they have turned their backs on the truth. To them, a show of godliness is just a way to become wealthy.

  • Watch out for Deception! 2 Corinthians 11:12-15 New Living Translation                            But I will continue doing what I have always done. This will undercut those who are looking for an opportunity to boast that their work is just like ours. These people are false apostles. They are deceitful workers who disguise themselves as apostles of Christ. But I am not surprised! Even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no wonder that his servants also disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. In the end they will get the punishment their wicked deeds deserve.
    • Matthew 7:15 New Living Translation
      “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves.

      Matthew 24:11 New Living Translation
      And many false prophets will appear and will deceive many people.

      Matthew 24:24 New Living Translation
      For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform great signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones.

    • Mark 13:21-23 New Living Translation
      “Then if anyone tells you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah,’ or ‘There he is,’ don’t believe it. For false messiahs and false prophets will rise up and perform signs and wonders so as to deceive, if possible, even God’s chosen ones. Watch out! I have warned you about this ahead of time!

      1 John 2:18 New Living Translation
      Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come.

      1 John 2:22 New Living Translation
      And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist.

    • 1 Timothy 4:1 New Living Translation
      Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons.

      Jude 1:4 New Living Translation
      I say this because some ungodly people have wormed their way into your churches, saying that God’s marvelous grace allows us to live immoral lives. The condemnation of such people was recorded long ago, for they have denied our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

      2 Timothy 3:6 New Living Translation
      They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires.

  • The END is real.Revelation 21:8 New Living Translation
    “But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars–their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

    Revelation 22:15 New Living Translation
    Outside the city are the dogs–the sorcerers, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idol worshipers, and all who love to live a lie.

We ought to believe to be saved and have the eternal life. It’s up to you if you want to stay an unbeliever of God and our Lord Jesus!

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It’s not by accident that you have read this. I pray that your eyes will be open to the truth of the Word of God. They are true. They are real. They will happen.

Glory to God!

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Created for Good Works

It’s the very purpose of our creation – that we may do good works – in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 2:10

New Living Translation
For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.

English Standard Version
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Berean Study Bible
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life.

Let us explore this one particular verse…deducing and inferring from within.

  • We are God’s masterpiece.
    mas·ter·piece
    ˈmastərˌpēs/
    noun
    noun: masterpiece; plural noun: masterpieces
    1. a work of outstanding artistry, skill, or workmanship.
  • We are God’s workmanship.
  • We are created anew
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  • We are created for good works
  • We are created to do good works
  • Good works is supposed to be our way of life
  • We should be walking in good works – living our life doing it

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All in just one verse. However, while we are to do good works like we are made to worship – without grace – we will not be able to do it.

Grace of God is what enables us to do things we cannot or accomplish things we normally cannot accomplish.

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If we believe, we will see the glory of God! John 11:40!

Believing is the key!

Believe in God! Believe also in His only Son, Jesus!

Our Lord himself showed us the example of good works. Luke 4:18-19

New Living Translation
“The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free, and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”

English Standard Version
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

Berean Study Bible
“The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim deliverance to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

1 Timothy 6:17-19 Instructs those who are rich.

New Living Translation
Teach those who are rich in this world not to be proud and not to trust in their money, which is so unreliable. Their trust should be in God, who richly gives us all we need for our enjoyment. Tell them to use their money to do good. They should be rich in good works and generous to those in need, always being ready to share with others. By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so that they may experience true life.

English Standard Version
As for the rich in this present age, charge them not to be haughty, nor to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy. They are to do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share, thus storing up treasure for themselves as a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Berean Study Bible
Instruct those who are rich in the present age not to be conceited and not to put their hope in the uncertainty of wealth, but in God, who richly provides all things for us to enjoy. Instruct them to do good, to be rich in good works, and to be generous and ready to share, treasuring up for themselves a firm foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of that which is truly life.

Luke 3:11 Clearly states how!

New Living Translation
John replied, “If you have two shirts, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”

English Standard Version
And he answered them, “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise.”

Berean Study Bible
John replied, “Whoever has two tunics should share with him who has none, and whoever has food should do the same.”

Isaiah 58:6 – 7  Points us the fasting that God himself wants -and it’s all doing good, and what is right!

New International Version
“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter– when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?

New Living Translation
“No, this is the kind of fasting I want: Free those who are wrongly imprisoned; lighten the burden of those who work for you. Let the oppressed go free, and remove the chains that bind people. Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.

English Standard Version
“Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Hebrews 13:2 is something rare these days, in my humble opinion.

New Living Translation
Don’t forget to show hospitality to strangers, for some who have done this have entertained angels without realizing it!

English Standard Version
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

Berean Study Bible
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it.

Whatever opinion we may have – the truth is the same. We can’t change the will of God and we should not ignore His commands. The Bible is full of His commands and is already summed up in two (2) greatest command. It is always a choice to do good, and always a choice to do what is right. Let us ask for God’s grace to enable us to have the desire to do what is right, and good. I myself, choose the side of God!

Glory to God!