HE LIFTS US UP: Peer Pressure is Wrong

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This is for the many who struggle with the peer pressures of society. These worldly views hurt many.  But remember, God looks at our hearts, not our outward appearance.

So many of our youth…
are unhappy today.
They are ridiculed and bullied…
for not looking a certain way.
For society sets standards…
for beauty and body size.
But we are all different…
and this we need to realize.

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The tree and the blessings

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Dawn of October 8, 2015, I woke up from a dream.

I travelled back in time, in South Korea in the 50s. There was a Korean woman who’s having a daughter living in countryside. Two ladies came out running away from their house secretly. They seemed escaping. The Korean woman detained them believing they are two blessings. As I understood and see, the two ladies are angels of God.

Those young ladies were wearing head cover from the sun and that Korean woman also wore her own head cover.

Her front yard has tall and huge bamboo trees. It gave way to her as their master. Seven of them cut themselves, went down in humility and lay on the ground to be her bed. She lay down on that bamboo poles and automatically she was tied to them. Next, she was flown high as if the bamboo poles were balloon carrying her above the clouds. The sky is so wide and high. It could be frightening but she never minds it as long as she could take back her blessings. She said, “I commit to my destiny, to the Lord wherever I will be carried away by the wind and these bamboo poles to find them (two ladies/ blessings).”

She was now above the clouds, so high floating, or flying in the sky. I was frightened and worried for her, so I interceded. “I prayed she’ll land on the water, it’s safer than land.”

She indeed landed on the water but in the middle of the ocean. Good thing there was no waves but so calm and clear as crystal water received her. The bamboo poles untied her and set her free. She automatically swum in the sea and was filled with lights all over her body. She looked like a tiny fish swimming under water.

Suddenly large shark appeared and noticed her. It was attracted to her light. It was chasing her, wanted to eat her but she was so quick to swim and avoided. The shark transformed as giant black bear. It chased her with its claws, wanting to devour her. She was able to avoid it. Then another beast came, a giant chipmunk. She has two predators but she was able to avoid them.

I continued interceding for her. “I prayed that a seawall would appear so that she can be saved.” A seawall indeed appeared and she climbed up. She went back to her home and found that the whole neighborhood was looking for her, was so worried of her. A man yelled at her, “What kind of a mother are you, you just left your daughter behind! You deserve to be punished!” He grabbed a metal shovel and was about to hit her with that. The daughter was alarmed and stood in the middle and shouted to the man, “Don’t act like that, you don’t have the right to say that because you’re the one who’s unworthy…drunkard!” and that young lady became me.

Still in Korea. I was a member of musicians in the church. I was a trumpeter. When called by number, we aligned ourselves like in a military platoon and blew our trumpets. I’m the last in line.

POINTS TO PONDER:

  1. Tree symbolizes the cross of Jesus.   stock-footage-jesus-christ-church-crucified-crucify-religion-cross-crown-crucifix-lord-savior_bis
  2. When Jacob wrestled with God, he did not stop until he got his blessing from Him.
  3. Do Not Worry (Luke 12:22-34)

22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[j]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.

32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide purses for yourselves that will not wear out, a treasure in heaven that will never fail, where no thief comes near and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

  1. The Cost of Following Jesus (Luke 9:57- 62)

57 As they were walking along the road, a man said to him, “I will follow you wherever you go.”

58 Jesus replied, “Foxes have dens and birds have nests, but the Son of Man has no place to lay his head.”

59 He said to another man, “Follow me.”

But he replied, “Lord, first let me go and bury my father.”

60 Jesus said to him, “Let the dead bury their own dead, but you go and proclaim the kingdom of God.”

61 Still another said, “I will follow you, Lord; but first let me go back and say goodbye to my family.”

62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

  1. The Cost of Being a Disciple (Luke 14:25-33)

25 Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26 “If anyone comes to me and does not hate father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters—yes, even their own life—such a person cannot be my disciple. 27 And whoever does not carry their cross and follow me cannot be my disciple.

28 “Suppose one of you wants to build a tower. Won’t you first sit down and estimate the cost to see if you have enough money to complete it? 29 For if you lay the foundation and are not able to finish it, everyone who sees it will ridicule you, 30 saying, ‘This person began to build and wasn’t able to finish.’

31 “Or suppose a king is about to go to war against another king. Won’t he first sit down and consider whether he is able with ten thousand men to oppose the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 If he is not able, he will send a delegation while the other is still a long way off and will ask for terms of peace. 33 In the same way, those of you who do not give up everything you have cannot be my disciples.

To God be the glory!

A firebrand spirit

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October 5, 2015 at dawn, I woke up from a dream. In my dream: I planned to put up a business. After my dad escorted me to the business site, I went alone to the rented space for my planned business. It doesn’t have complete walls.

Armed gun men came harassing the people in that place including me. I learned that they are Muslims wanting to annihilate Christians. One Muslim armed man approached me, while pointing his gun to me, he asked, “Are you a Christian?” I was not able to answer him, fear was with me. My tongue seemed tied and kept inside my mouth. I was to point of death or to deny my faith as he was about to shoot me when at the niche of time a miracle had saved me. Behind me, the door was opened and I saw the feet of the Lord, but I wonder where the nail prints are. His feet have wood attached on it and above the wood were large nails connecting to his flesh. He was carrying baggage including the garbage of people on His back.

He rescued me on that sin when He arrived, I could have died. He gave me hope and would want to be in replacement of me, won’t want me to be hurt, like a martyr He’s willing to die for me.

After that incident. I was trying to justify my coward action so I asked a compromising and lukewarm Christian whose also a business man, “If you could be in that situation, what will you do? Will you deny Christ?”

He said, “No! Ofcourse not!” He was so sure about it.

So you’re willing to die?”

Sure!”

-end of my dream.

I felt so bad about how I acted in that dream, in the middle of that situation of choosing between life and death, whether to deny Christ or to be a martyr. So I cried and cried, I was not able to get back to sleep until morning, I just cried and repented and asked the Lord not to let me deny Him if I were already in a real situation like that in my dream, to give me a firebrand spirit.

A firebrand Spirit (Daniel 3:16-18)

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and He will rescue us from your hand, o king. But even if He does not, we want you to know, o king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

While meditating on the Word of God, these Scripture was opened to me.

Jesus Predicts His Death (Luke 9: 23-27)

23 Then He said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. 25 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? 26 Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.

27 “Truly I tell you, some who are standing here will not taste death before they see the kingdom of God.”

Warnings and Encouragements (Luke 12: 4-12)

“I tell you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body and after that can do no more. But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after your body has been killed, has authority to throw you into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear Him. Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.

“I tell you, whoever publicly acknowledges me before others, the Son of Man will also acknowledge before the angels of God. But whoever disowns me before others will be disowned before the angels of God. 10 And everyone who speaks a word against the Son of Man will be forgiven, but anyone who blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven.

11 “When you are brought before synagogues, rulers and authorities, do not worry about how you will defend yourselves or what you will say, 12 for the Holy Spirit will teach you at that time what you should say.”

To God be the glory!