My heart rejoiced when I read the report in the Star newspaper this morning, dated 19/12/2012. We are now allowed to go to Jerusalem. But many are still very skeptical about this news due to numerous disappointments in the past.
Dear beloved, truly God is a prayer answering God. We have been praying over this issue and I believe the hand of our God is leading us to fulfill His purposes for us.
Just like Malaysia Day; which falls on 16 September every year had not been declared as a public holiday until 2010. A week after the gathering of Christians from all states in Sabah to pray and celebrate in 2009, declaring Col 1:18 “And He is the Head of the body, the assembly, who is the Beginning, the First-born out of the dead, that He be preeminent in all things," our prime minister announced that 16 September 2010 and the years thereafter will be a public holiday. Praise the Lord!
In addition to this, we have been praying for the rights of the ‘anak negeri’ (Orang Asli). It was reported in various newspapers that the High Court of Temerloh had ruled in favour of the Orang Asli over the land dispute between them and Felcra concerning the Malay reserved land that had encroached into theirs. Hallelujah!
Beloved, more expected and unexpected things are yet to come. Let us continue to pray and have a believing heart as we enter into the year 2013.
Let us pray aloud: Eph 1:16 I also do not cease giving thanks on your behalf, making mention of you in my prayers,
Eph 1:17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the full knowledge of Him,
Eph 1:18 the eyes of your mind having been enlightened, for you to know what is the hope of His calling, and what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Eph 1:19 and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us, the ones believing according to the working of His mighty strength
Eph 1:20 which He worked in Christ in raising Him from the dead; yea, He seated Him at His right hand in the heavenlies, Psa. 110:1
Eph 1:21 far above all rule, and authority, and power, and lordship, and every name having been named, not only in this age, but also in the coming age;
Eph 1:22 and He "put all things under His feet" and gave Him to be Head over all things to the assembly, Psa. 8:6
Eph 1:23 which is His body: the fullness of the One filling all things in all; AMEN.
Pastor Ling Bek Sing
让我们大声祷告；以弗所 1：16-23 “为你们不住地感谢神。祷告的时候，常提到你们，求我们主耶稣基督的神，荣耀的父，将那赐人智慧和启示的灵赏给你们，使你们真知道祂。并且照明你们心中的眼睛，使你们知道祂的恩召有何等指望，祂在圣徒中得的基业有何等丰盛的荣耀；并知道祂向我们这信的人所显的能力是何等浩大，就是照祂在基督身上所运行的大能大力，使祂从死里复活，叫祂在天上坐在自己的右边，远超过一切执政的、掌权的、有能的、主治的，和一切有名的；不但是今世的，连来世的也都超过了。又将万有服在祂的脚下，使祂为教会作万有之首。教会是祂的身体，是那充满万有者所充满的。“