Is there a retirement age based in the Word of God?
- the action or fact of leaving one’s job and ceasing to work.“a man nearing retirement”
Book Review: The Power of God’s Word in Healing by Jean Lim
God has special purpose for people who are 50 and above.
Numbers 8: 25 says, “And at the age of fifty years, they must cease performing this work, and shall work no more.”
1 Peter 2:9 says, “But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that many proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
To God be the glory!
The book of Revelation stated the 7 churches to which through the apostle John prophesy (read Revelation 1-3)
These ancient cities are all still present and located today in Turkey.
In conclusion, the message of the Lord to the seven churches is not just applicable in their time nor only for them but also to us, the modern church in this last generation.
This was emphasized to the churches:
–not to COMPROMISE but to HOLD FAST (persevere ) in order to OVERCOME
as the Lord God promises,
- To him who overcomes, I will give the right t eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (Rev. 2:7)
- He who overcomes will not be hurt at all by the second death. (Rev. 2:11)
- To him who overcomes, I will give some of the hidden manna. Also, a white stone with a new name written on it, known only to him who receives it. (Rev. 2:17)
- To him who overcomes and does my will to the end, I will give authority over the nations–he will rule them with an iron scepter; he will dash them to pieces like a pottery–just as I have received authority from my Father. I will also give him the morning star. (Rev. 2:26-29)
- He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white. I will never blot out his name from the book of life, but will acknowledge his name before my Father and His angels. (Rev. 3:5-6)
- Him who overcomes, I will make a pillar in the temple of my God. Never again will he leave it. I will write on him the name of my God and the name of the city of my God, the new Jerusalem, which is coming down out of heaven from my God; and I will also write on him my new name. (Rev. 3:12-13)
- To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I overcame and sat down with my Father on His throne. (Rev. 3:21-22)
To God be the glory!
John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have an everlasting life.”
God’s business is rebuilding and reconstructing so that He can present to Himself a glorious church which is holy without spot or blemish.
God is doing some things in us. He is doing something new in us…rebuilding our inner man.
But, polishing is painful. The process of removing wrinkles, spots and blemish is painful.
However, the result is good and mighty and glorious.
Old saying: “No pain, no gain.” relates to this…hmm sounds familiar.
Israel’s Restoration Assured…
Ezekiel 36: 16-36 says,
16 Again the word of the Lord came to me: 17 “Son of man, when the people of Israel were living in their own land, they defiled it by their conduct and their actions. Their conduct was like a woman’s monthly uncleanness in my sight. 18 So I poured out my wrath on them because they had shed blood in the land and because they had defiled it with their idols. 19 I dispersed them among the nations, and they were scattered through the countries; I judged them according to their conduct and their actions. 20 And wherever they went among the nations they profaned my holy name, for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land.’ 21 I had concern for my holy name, which the people of Israel profaned among the nations where they had gone.
22 “Therefore say to the Israelites, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: It is not for your sake, people of Israel, that I am going to do these things, but for the sake of my holy name, which you have profaned among the nations where you have gone. 23 I will show the holiness of my great name, which has been profaned among the nations, the name you have profaned among them. Then the nations will know that I am the Lord, declares the Sovereign Lord, when I am proved holy through you before their eyes.
24 “‘For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. 25 I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. 26 I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. 27 And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. 28 Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God. 29 I will save you from all your uncleanness. I will call for the grain and make it plentiful and will not bring famine upon you. 30 I will increase the fruit of the trees and the crops of the field, so that you will no longer suffer disgrace among the nations because of famine. 31 Then you will remember your evil ways and wicked deeds, and you will loathe yourselves for your sins and detestable practices. 32 I want you to know that I am not doing this for your sake, declares the Sovereign Lord. Be ashamed and disgraced for your conduct, people of Israel!
33 “‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: On the day I cleanse you from all your sins, I will resettle your towns, and the ruins will be rebuilt. 34 The desolate land will be cultivated instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass through it. 35 They will say, “This land that was laid waste has become like the garden of Eden; the cities that were lying in ruins, desolate and destroyed, are now fortified and inhabited.” 36 Then the nations around you that remain will know that I the Lord have rebuilt what was destroyed and have replanted what was desolate. I the Lord have spoken, and I will do it.’
The book of Revelation prophesied about The Beast and the False Prophet.
Now, Psalms 91:1 says, “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.”
When calamities and abomination will come upon the face of the earth, we who will live in PEACE, JOY and LOVE in the LIGHT of God shall survive and even surpass these biblical prophesies about the end times. And, then the King of Glory shall come in and bring us unto Himself to dine with Him in the marriage supper.
Then the end will come.
If God is for us, then who can be against us?
ALLOW ME TO SHARE…
Earlier today, while our church service is about to end, one woman who’s a prophet said that while we’re having our worship service, she saw a vision of Jesus coming with His chariot and with holy angels. Then she saw the congregation vowing in the altar with women transformed into like a bride wearing clean garments and instead of holding bouquets of flowers, she saw them holding a candle with fire on its candlestick. She was told then by the Lord that He was doing something in us, to clean us, to purify us to be perfect bride ready to meet Him in His second coming.
To God be the glory!
It’s been a long time since I experienced my first miracle followed by another…and another… still God’s healing power remains fresh that I can’t help but testify.
JESUS: the healer
February last year, I suffered depression to the point of nervous breakdown. Those dark moments were also the moments I could see the light from the Lord Jesus Christ shun on me. That was the time I received God’s healing power in my life.
During that night when I was so confused of my situation, the Lord appeared to me with a very comforting words and touch. He told me to held my hands on top of my stomach and caress it. I repeated the motion for a long time. As a result, I felt so comforted. Physically I could also felt the sensation in my body and I was also relaxed mentally and emotionally.
At first I asked the Lord, “Lord, is there something wrong with me?” Jesus as gentle as a lamb as He was knowing that I started to fear again and got confused told me, “You are so weak…but my strength is sufficient in your weaknesses. I will give you a new mind. Never will I allow you to suffer from this sickness again.” After He stated those words, I felt a very cold therapeutic sensation like a combination of cold water and electric current that runs inside my head, as if it washed me thoroughly. I could really felt it run from the top of my head down to my chest slowly that made me felt so relaxed and motionless. As I closed my eyes, I could see a very bright light though we didn’t turn on the electric lights.
As He continued talking to me, I learned that He allows the devil to torment me for a while to test me by giving me like what apostle had “thorn in the flesh”. Truly, He’s strength is sufficient in my weaknesses! Nevertheless, I could have been so proud with the spiritual gifts and the surpassing revelation I received.
Furthermore, He reassured me that He will never leave me, nor forsake me. He loves me so much.
The next day, I was demonically attacked from 6 in the evening until dawn. This incident was repeated for three consecutive days. The attack always starts at 6 in the evening. In return, I did not stop praying and worshipping God. Later did I realize that I learned what is the true worship (in spirit and in truth and in the beauty of His holiness). Others might say it’s hard to praise and worship the Lord if you are in the middle of a bad situation, in a storm or in pain. But to me during those hours, I gave my mind and heart to worship Him. Those were the sweetest times when the Holy Spirit spoke to me, “It will be alright. I love you.”
Week after, I planned to go to my dad’s hometown to attend my uncle’s funeral and since that time I believed my father is my healing. I believed that my father was the source of my grief, hatred and depression.
But at dawn I dreamed. I saw a clear vision of huge bible opened in front of me. On the left page was Jesus standing and on the right were bold letters written as “THE HEALER”.
I understood that Jesus and His word is my healer. So I cancelled my trip. Instead, I read the bible as my medicine every day until it became a habit. I got well! Also, I was able to forgive my father. Truly His word is living and vibrant and powerful! It gives life to me more and more. His promises make me hopeful and keep my faith in Him to continue fighting to live.
It amazed me until now whenever depressed people, mentally ill and suicide survivor, whom I don’t personally know, even strangers would asked me to pray for them. Jesus has His power working in those who used to be broken since He mends the broken pieces. He’s the Jehovah Rappha.
Generational curse…Exodus 34:7
I used to ask myself after I was healed why the attack happened every 6 in the evening. Then I remember that since I arrived home from Cebu, we (I, my mom and my cousin who’s also a missionary) do our intercessory prayer for the nation every 6pm. So the devil hates this. And last night I’d seen on TV, on the 700 club about a girl who was having a skin disease. That girl’s grandmother and great great grandparents were practicing witchcraft. And she was supposed to be the heir. When a friend invited her to be prayed for by their pastor, the congregation had smelled a very foul odor. It was not from her rotten flesh. They wonder where it came. When the pastor asked her to stand on her feet, she fell on the floor vomiting and violently was thrown by the devil. They were demonically possessed with 2 more relatives that came with her in that service. The demon using her voice said, “You can never take her from me, I will not let you…” But the pastors prayed and commanded the devil to leave and afterwards they were delivered. Also, she was healed from her skin disease. In return, she gave herself is serving the Lord and now the church’ Sunday school teacher.
This is an example of a generational curse. Unless we are not delivered from this, the devil still has the foothold on us.
March 2014, I dreamed of group of missionaries visiting us and this dream came true when my cousin came and introduced them to me. One of them received an instruction from the Lord that I will be going with them in a prayer mountain for seven days. I was amazed because I had the desire prior to their arrival to really go to a prayer mountain for 7 days! There I was delivered from generational curse including witchcraft from my ancestors. The reason why since high school I always had a visitation of dark or bad spirits was because the enemy knew the Lord’s best plans for me since the beginning.
John 10: 10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Another story I wanted to share while we’re having our mission trips was about a drunkard and gambler man who has a Christian sister. According to her sister, he always curse and speak bad words. This man was found insane, weak with eyes wide open as if freaking after 3 days he was found lying near a Balete tree. Worse, he could no longer speak. His eyes were only darting blankly on the ceiling. And the doctors couldn’t find wrong with him.
When his sister with her pastor brought him to us and asked us to pray for him, we found that their parents were sorcerers practicing occults. We asked her sister to stand in behalf of him so he could receive Jesus and break the generational curse. As a result, his strength improved and his face no longer looked sad, there was peace in his aura. During the night he was brought to the hospital because he was having a seizure. I didn’t hear anything from him after that but one thing we learned, he paid the price…his family became believers of Jesus.
To God be the glory!
speaker: Dr. Joe VanKoevering
Royal highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, a Jordanian crown prince who can speak 7 languages, who is a 42nd generation descendant of Muhammad (false prophet) is the anti-Christ or also known as the “The Man of Sin.”He and his brother, the late president Saddam Hussein of Iraq belongs to a Hashemite family. He aspires to be a king of Iraq (Babylon). He became the president of the club of Rome bringing the world into global government.
He wrote a “To be a Muslim.”
Daniel 9:27says, “That ruler will have a firm agreement with many people of seven years, and when half this time is past, he will put an end to sacrifices and offerings. The Awful Horror will be placed on the highest point of the Temple and will remain there until the one who put it there meets the end which God has prepared for him.”
Israel became a state on November 29, 1947, the year he was born.
Daniel 8:25 says, “Because he is cunning, he will succeed in his deceitful ways. He will be proud of himself and destroy many people without warning. He will even defy the greatest King of all, but he will be destroyed without the use of any human power.”
He will carry“peace” as frontline.
2 Thessalonians 2:3-12says“Do not let anyone deceive you in any way. For the Day will not come until the final Rebellion takes place and the Wicked One appears who is destined to hell. He will oppose every so-called god or object of worship and will put himself above them all. He will even go in and sit down in God’s Temple and claim to be God. Don’t you remember? I told you all this while I was with you. Yet there is something that keeps this from happening now, and you know what it is. At the proper time, then, the Wicked One will appear. The Mysterious Wickedness is already at work, but what is going to happen until the one who holds it taken out of the way. Then the Wicked One will be revealed, but when the Lord Jesus comes, He will kill him with the breath from His mouth and destroy Him with His dazzling presence. The wicked one will come with the power of Satan and perform all kinds of false miracles and wonders, and use every kind of wicked deceit on those who will perish. They will perish because they did not welcome and love the truth so as to be saved. And so God sends the power of error to work in them so that they believe what is false. The result is that all who have not believed the truth have taken pleasure in sin, will be condemned.”
The coming of the man of sin will have satanic power to unite all religion of the world together for peace.
Daniel 11:21 says, “The angel went on to explain: ‘The next king of Syria will be an evil man who has no right to be king, but he will come unexpectedly and seize power by trickery.’”
Daniel 11:41 says, “He will even invade the Promise Land and kill tens of thousands, but the countries of Edom, Moab, and what is left of Ammon will escape.”
Isaiah 14:22The Lord Almighty says, “I will attack Babylon and bring it to ruin. I will leave nothing—no children, no survivors at all. I, the Lord, have spoken.”
The coming of the son of man will:
1. Be a gentileMuslim
2. Be from the region of Ancient Assyria
3. Be a prince
4. Be the king of Babylon (Iraq)
5. Will enter the world scene as a man of peace
6. Be a peacemaker with Israel
7. Will seek to bring the world’s religions together
8. Will lay claim to Jerusalem
9. Be known as the Mahdi to the Muslim world
1 John 4:4 says, “But you belong to God, my children, and have defeated the false prophets, because the Spirit who is in you is more powerful than the spirit in those who belong to the world.”
I ask the Lord about this, and He confirmed it was him, the crown prince El Hassan bin Talalis the anti-Christ.
Read: 1 Peter 1:14-15 “Be obedient to God, and do not allow your lives to be shaped by those desires you had when you are still ignorant. Instead, be holy in all that you do, just as God who called you is holy”.
I was reprimanded by this from our Sunday fellowship that a true Christian, having received God’s promise of forgiveness and salvation lives out of life of holiness. He consecrates himself to the Lord. He says no to the things that God hates and yes to the work that God wants him to do. A genuine child of God walks in the fear of the Lord and grows in Christlikeness.
Dawn of December 1, I dreamed of myself preparing to travel into a different island but I missed my ship because I overslept. Then I decided to catch for the next trip but I can’t decide on the right time. The baggage was packed and I am so excited to go but the clock did not literally cooperate with me. It wasn’t my first time to dream like this. And if you’ll ask me how it feels, I’d certainly say, it was so frustrating!
Prior to that, I was so busy inside our old house with the carpentry. Using a ladder, I hammered the magazine onto the wall from cover to cover and while doing this, my eyes perused the letters and words written in it: “CEBU…NATION…PROMISED BLESSINGS…etc.”
I knew that dream has a message for me, for us. I am so much willing to leave this place I’m currently living yet there is still work for the kingdom of God to be accomplished here and that keeps holding me.
There was a dream that terrified me a week ago and at the same time made me feel secured and special. It began with a horror. A woman, a deceiver was trying to lock us inside an elementary school building. We discovered that she was an evil witch and was controlling everything using the remote control. I saw in each room men being tortured and chained. Soon, I was able to snatch the remote control from her. Every button and numbers pressed in that tiny object signifies power like 2 for STOP, 3 for FREEZE or STILL, 1 for GO, 11 for FLY, etc. Finally, we were able to escape from that ghost haunted building. Outside, we can see death, sin, dark sky, sadness, dirt, commotion and all sorts of suffering. The people there were uneasy trying to escape to find refuge but they’re nowhere to go. When my group is riding a bicycle with sidecar, some people were trying to attack us. My adrenaline rushed and I pressed the button of the remote control that STOPS the time and all of them were instantly frozen still except me. And out of frustration to escape, I randomly pressed the numbers carelessly. It may sound stupid and fatal decision but I just thought that trying, wanting and hoping to live is better than hopelessly waiting for your death because if you die tragically then can your soul be satisfied enough to answer these questions: “Have you live your life to the fullest? Have you accomplished worthy enough to satisfy your God?”
So, boom! I found myself in the safest place. It’s so beautiful, serene, peaceful and calm. Its land area is so wide and large and all I can see is green—green grasses and trees though it’s no forest. I was inside a park along the mountain. Although that place is so simple and quiet, my heart was not satisfied. Hence, it was so disturbed. “I am safe here…” I told myself, “…but what must be happening in the other world? It must be totally opposite from here.” I was not happy in that seemingly paradise knowing that the people I left is in danger.
John 10:10 declares, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full, says the Lord.”
Dawn Saturday after a farewell dinner with our colleague on the 30th of November, I hardly sleep. It was already 3 o’clock and I couldn’t remember what time my body rested since I remembered I’ve been dreaming until I woke up at 6:30 in the morning.
It goes like me and my colleagues were inside a building then when we entered in the comfort room, we were suddenly locked and couldn’t get out. We’re trapped! I saw myself fighting against an invisible force. I knew it was the devil. I rebuked while forcing the door to open with all my strength. Finally, I rebuked, “In Jesus name!” and I was freed. I saw another door with my friend inside it. She did the same thing and was freed at the end. The devil was so strong though we could not see him but at the time we rebuked him, we won. He is too weak against the children of God.
The devil is creating chaos in our working place. He created the spirit of malice, deceit, doubt, disloyalty, disunity, rebellion, injustice and confusion amidst us. I can relate that dream with the real situation we had had in our working place.
The mark of the Beast (Revelation 13)
A while ago, I’ve watch a sermon on TV about the Revelations’ prophesy, etc. Also, early morning I woke up from terror. I have been dreaming this week of similar incidents. The woman’s face threatened me. I could really picture out her face. That woman in that dream had passed away and her soul was used by the devil to threaten me and caught me. When her daughter told me that it was her mom she’d seen walking inside our house, I asked her to describe what she saw. She told me that her mom was lying low throwing herself on the floor. So I concluded, maybe she was not saved. Then the young lady asked me, “How can a dying person be saved?” I answered, “If at your last breath you would repent from all your sins andreceived Jesus Christ as your personal saviour, then you’ll be saved.” After that, the girl looked at me and laughed sarcastically while grabbing my right hand. She’s trying to hurt me and was trying to mark something on my right palm. I struggled and we fought hard. I knew she was demon possessed. Then, by the window I saw her mother. She was wearing white long dress and her hair is so long. Her face is so pale with a long pointed chin and nose. Her face is so pretty but because of her sunken eyes, it made her looked old. Her eyes don’t blink. It’s like a dagger and it just paste on me. She’s floating in the air. She looked so unhappy and angry. But then, it did not frighten me. Perhaps, I realize I too could fly so I can fight against her. It was so horrifying how she chased me all around the house. Both of us were floating and flying weightlessly. When I woke up from that dream, her face was still as clear as it was. It seems so real. It’s so threatening. I almost cried while I was praying and rebuking, trying forget her face.
It’s not my first time to fight with the devil and it always happens every time I’m doing something to glorify God. This blog was created after Satan show his ugly face with his two-pointed horns last June, on how he’s trying to destruct me by shaking my bed forcefully when I was doing my dawn prayer, on how he fought with my guardian angel which was there too on my bed to protect me.
To tell you, devil is in such a hurry now to destroy God’s children. He is, was and will continue to deceive the world through music, idols and other worldly affairs. Let’s not let him ruin God’s perfect plan for us. Let’s continue to pray. Our steadfast prayer and our personal relationship with God is our only shield against the devil.
Revelation 13: 16-18 says, “The beast forced all the people, small and great, rich and poor, slave and free, to have a mark place on their right hands or on their foreheads. No one could buy or sell without this mark, that is, the beast’s or the number that stands for the name. This calls for wisdom. Whoever is intelligent can figure out the meaning of the number of the beast, because the number stands for the name of someone. Its number is 666.”
We are in the last days. . .
Whose or which is your remote control?
Is it your peer? Is it the people around you whom you’re afraid you can’t win acceptance with like what-they’ll-gonna-say if I’m doing totally different from them?
Is it your fear? Your fear to be left behind?To be outcast? Or to grow old and poor because you live by faith and not by sight?
Is it your career, family, friend, loved-ones, wealth and properties?
Is it the trends and fads of the world?
Or, is it your sin?
Why we should fear God
The fear of the Lord is our response to God’s holiness along with love, devotion and gratitude. When we follow and delight in His commands, we will experience His generous blessings.
In times of trials, He will sustain us and not allow us to be shaken. Psalms 112: 1-2 declares, “How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; the generation of the upright will be blessed.” In God we have security. “In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence and his children will have refuge.” (Proverbs 14:26) But when we violate God’s holiness, we will be judged.
Prayer: Lord, search my heart. You know all my desires. You know I miss my family so much. I miss home. I wanted to fulfil my career. But if my personal desires were not your will for me, then I can’t go against it. I know you know what’s best for us, that’s to prosper and not to harm us. Thank you for your message. I believe in you. Have it your way in our lives. And, help us focus on you alone. Fleeing from sin or destruction is the least we can do than to pursue you. Help us do your will in our lives, Lord. You’re too powerful than our fear. You are the maker and the finisher of our life. LET US BE UNDER YOUR CONTROL.