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We often read, hear an interview of a man or a woman who claimed that he or she has been born in a wrong body.

Is it true? If it is true, why then the Bible said something like the followings:

Book of Genesis

2:7 Then the LORD God took some soil from the ground and formed a man out of it; he breathed life-giving breath into his nostrils and the man began to live.

2:8 Then the LORD God planted a garden in Eden, in the East, and there he put the man he had formed.

2:18 Then the LORD God said, “It is not good for the man to live alone. I will make a suitable companion to help him.”

2:19 So he took some soil from the ground and formed all the animals and all the birds. Then he brought them to the man to see what he would name them; and that is how they all got their names.

2:20 So the man named all the birds and all the animals; but not one of them was a suitable companion to help him.

2:21 Then the LORD God made the man fall into a deep sleep, and while he was sleeping, he took out one of the man’s ribs and closed up the flesh.

2:22 He formed a woman out of the rib and brought her to him.

2:23 Then the man said, “At last, here is one of my own kind– Bone taken from my bone, and flesh from my flesh. ‘Woman’ is her name because she was taken out of man.” *

In the above there’s only statement showing that God only created man and woman.

Book of Leviticus

18:22 No man is to have sexual relations with another man; God hates that.

18:30 And the LORD said, “Obey the commands I give and do not follow the practices of the people who lived in the land before you, and do not make yourselves unclean by doing any of these things. I am the LORD your God.”

20:13 If a man has sexual relations with another man, they have done a disgusting thing, and both shall be put to death. They are responsible for their own death.

In that Book of Leviticus, God tells people that HE Hates how man to have sexual relation with the same sex ie woman with woman and man with man. It’s unclean practices as well as disgusting thing. So, when God is saying that He hates that kind of sexual action, why then He would create a human in the wrong body, just like some people claimed.

It sounds truly strange right?

I write this not because I hate any group of people but I’m very concern to how people been “thinking”. Let’s Beware to anything against God’s command is from the enemy of God who always keep trying to turn the Lord’s truths into lies…

 Book of Acts 

13:10 and said, “You son of the Devil! You are the enemy of everything that is good. You are full of all kinds of evil tricks, and you always keep trying to turn the Lord’s truths into lies!

Book of John

8:44 You are the children of your father, the Devil, and you want to follow your father’s desires. From the very beginning he was a murderer and has never been on the side of truth, because there is no truth in him. When he tells a lie, he is only doing what is natural to him, because he is a liar and the father of all lies.

Freedom is not a condition where there’s no boundary. But Freedom is how one can have self control, find the truth and follow the truth. Only the truth will set one free (John 8:32). So, where one can find that TRUTH.

In JESUS CHRIST …

Book of John

14:6 Jesus answered him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life; no one goes to the Father except by me.

Why is it important to find the truth…?

Because you will be freed, find the way to the Father and receive eternal life.

So, let’s just evaluate again on what you are thinking compare to the Word of GOD. Don’t let the Devil trick you. Don’t accept on what the Devil try to suggest you on something that is a LIE. Find your FREEDOM through finding the TRUTH of GOD and not the truth of what you think as a truth.

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Today I’d like to share the sermon of This Sunday morning. The sermon was discussing about Jesus Parable of a Pharisee and a Tax Collector in Luke 18 : 10 – 14:

18:10 “Once there were two men who went up to the Temple to pray: one was a Pharisee, the other a tax collector.

18:11 The Pharisee stood apart by himself and prayed, ‘I thank you, God, that I am not greedy, dishonest, or an adulterer, like everybody else. I thank you that I am not like that tax collector over there.

18:12 I fast two days a week, and I give you one tenth of all my income.’

18:13 But the tax collector stood at a distance and would not even raise his face to heaven, but beat on his breast and said, ‘God, have pity on me, a sinner!’

18:14 I tell you,” said Jesus, “the tax collector, and not the Pharisee, was in the right with God when he went home. For everyone who makes himself great will be humbled, and everyone who humbles himself will be made great.”

In the parable the Pharisee is a picture of a person who looks as if he is an honorable person who has a high spiritual standard. He thought of himself as a good person and better than any body else. He has this idea since he thought that by doing all of his religion rituals have made him a better person than others. Therefore, he thinks that it’s fine to look down on others, since he thought that God must have been satisfied with all the rituals that he has done in accordance to his religion. He is so proud that he thinks he is sinless before God. He also thinks that God will put him right for all the good deeds that he has done.

On the other hand, the tax collector is a picture of a sinful person who seeks for God’s mercy and forgiveness. He humbled himself before God because he realizes that he is a sinful person who needs God’s grace of forgiveness.

At the end of the story, we can see what Jesus has to say about them. He said that God put the tax collector in the right with God and not the Pharisee.

From this parable, we learn that once we know that we are sinner who needs God’s grace of forgiveness. To receive God’s forgiveness, we need to confess our sins to God and repent.

When we do this then God will give us freedom from our sins. Moreover, we will then feel the presence of God in our life and our heart will be filled will a feeling of longing to do God’s will. In the end we will be able to glorified God’s name through our whole life.

One last thing that I can see from this is that as a sinner we need to humble ourselves before God by confessing our sins.

 

God bless you all.

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In the society, a woman at certain age who has not yet found a husband would be a shame to the woman herself. This kind of society judgment is very dangerous when a woman does not really know about what is right and what is wrong.

What I really mean is that a lot of time, a woman does a lot of foolish things which degraded her own status. I say this thing not because I am being a feminist who is looking for the right to be equal. For me feminism is not important because from the beginning God has created woman equal as man but with different tasks and role. And I write this thing because I just want more women to respect themselves.

To be a woman is a privilege not a curse. Why? Because a woman is the one who can touch others with her tenderness. A woman is gift from God to mankind. She is a mother who gives birth of the next generation. She is a mother who has responsibility to educate children of the future generation. Her love to the children will always be remembered. She is the manager of her family. Her family well-being depends strongly on her wisdom. The future of this world is in the hand of all women. Why? She is the one who determine the success of her husband career and the success of her children life. Can you now see how important and noble the role of a woman. This is the reason to respect and love yourselves. When you do not love and respect yourselves then nobody would do so for you.

A woman does not really need a husband because a woman is created to be the helper of a man. But when as a woman decided to get married it’s the woman who really need to choose to what kind of man she would really want to be with. Don’t just throw yourselves into who ever man available for you just because you are being desperate to get married. Remember the role that you are having is a serious and truly noble. Be wise in choosing the right man to be your husband. Listen and keep alert to any trick of a man who tries to get your heart. You need to consider everything you hear if it’s the truth or just a lie, so that you will never be fooled. Trust fully to the word of God and ignore any persuasion that is too good to be true. Remember that you are precious to GOD. Ignore any statement that degraded your status as a woman. The true love that you are looking for will only be found in God’s love. Remember that you are precious to GOD and GOD loves you. Remember that man is only a sinful human and he is not perfect in anyway including in loving you. Therefore, trust God rather than man if you want to avoid regret.

 

God loves you all.

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I just want to share some points that I learnt from Pastor Stephen Tong about his sermon on TV this afternoon.

Some people just can’t comprehend about the fact that Jesus is the SON of GOD. When they think about a son they just try to refer it that a son must be a result from sexual relationship between a man and a woman. Well, this is true and applicable when we are talking about human beings. However, this kind of rule is not applicable to GOD. Why? Because God is not a human being. God is The Creator and he is not a creation. The event of Jesus’ birth is a miracle. It was told by an angle named Gabriel to virgin Mary in Luke 1:26-35 :

1:26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.

1:27 He had a message for a girl promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. The girl’s name was Mary.

1:28 The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”

1:29 Mary was deeply troubled by the angel’s message, and she wondered what his words meant.

1:30 The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary; God has been gracious to you.

1:31 You will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.

1:32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High God. The Lord God will make him a king, as his ancestor David was,

1:33 and he will be the king of the descendants of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end!”

1:34 Mary said to the angel, “I am a virgin. How, then, can this be?”

1:35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and God’s power will rest upon you. For this reason the holy child will be called the Son of God.

So this is the angle of God has testified that Jesus Christ is the Son of GOD.

In Luke 3:21-22, God himself has also testified that Jesus Christ is His Son.

3:21 After all the people had been baptized, Jesus also was baptized. While he was praying, heaven was opened,

3:22 and the Holy Spirit came down upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you.”

and in Matthew 17:1-5:

17:1 Six days later Jesus took with him Peter and the brothers James and John and led them up a high mountain where they were alone.

17:2 As they looked on, a change came over Jesus: his face was shining like the sun, and his clothes were dazzling white.

17:3 Then the three disciples saw Moses and Elijah talking with Jesus.

17:4 So Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “Lord, how good it is that we are here! If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah.”

17:5 While he was talking, a shining cloud came over them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my own dear Son, with whom I am pleased–listen to him!”

Other people think that Jesus Christ is a mere human being in fact Jesus Christ is God himself. And this will be explained in next week.

Have a nice day

God loves you all…

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When I was at primary school, I never cheat on my tests. When I was at junior high, I got to know to a girl who was then become my best friend. I leant from her to cheat on a test. That was the first and last time. When I did that I was very nervous, after that I was thinking and telling myself that may be to cheat on a test is not a sin.

I had this kind of idea since I could not find on the Ten Commandments a statement not to cheat on a test. I found no reason to worry about this mistake then. However, God did not let me to go astray with my wrong perception.

And I believe it’s not a coincidence that on the day to learn about the Ten Commandments the teacher said that to cheat on a test is a sin and it has trespassed the rule number eight on the ten commandments that is Do not to steal.

When I learnt about this then I pray to God in my heart that I repent from what I did, and I promised that I will never do that anymore. From that time I never cheat on any of my tests.

My motivation to stop doing that is because I just want to glorify His name. Since I know when one time if I got caught then people shall ask me about whom am I following? When they found out that I’m one of the Christ’s followers then they will say why Christian has to cheat. Since, I know that in people’s mind Christ’s follower have to have a higher standard than the world’s follower. This will mean that people will then look down on Christ because of what I’ve done. My heart just can’t bear this. I’m the one who is doing the wrong thing but His name will be on stake.

I’m glad that I make that commitment to repent. Why?

Because once I make that commitment, then my heart filled with peace and joy. If you don’t think so you should try if this is true or not. Besides, I found out that God has always been helping me out with my study, so that I never fail any subjects. From that point in time, I also learn that I have to lean on Him. I also feel that everything that I have is not because of my achievement. But it’s more because of God’s gift. I can see and read because God’s given me eyes. I can think because God’s given me mind. His greatest gift of all has also been given to me. That is when I decided to receive Jesus Christ to be my personal savior.

I hope that this writing will help you in deciding your next life decision. That is to obey or dis-obey God’s command.

God loves you and bless you all.

Have a blessed day.

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Do you know what are they?

The first one is to Keep SILENT. Do you know why?

One of the reasons is because most of people would like to be heard. Another reason is that it seems that silent is not an action. Because to us the person who keep silent is doing nothing, while in our mind to take action has something to do with doing active activity. That’s why they hate to keep Silent. However, in my point of view it’s not true. What would we get when we decide to keep silent as an action?

First of all we will be able to see things clearly, since we focus our attention to our surroundings. Secondly, when we keep silent we give ourselves a room to meditate on any problem that we want to solve. Besides, we would also be able to listen properly.

What would be the benefit when we choose to Keep Silent?
1. When we do not know something then people will think that we are a genius who is considering something.
2. To be a good listener will gain you praise as a good communicator. Since people would love to be heard, then when you lend your ear you would be able to make more friends easily.
3. You will find yourself at ease in a chaotic situation.

The second one is to WAIT.

Some people will say that to wait is the most boring activity. Why?

Because people would usually more appreciate fast and instant action or access.

Let’s see what would happen when people just can’t wait. One of the real examples is the luxurious ship of Titanic tragedy happen because the buyer of the ship just can’t wait anymore for the ship to be done, so everything has to be done in a high speed work and compromising accuracy. In driving a car on the street a lot of people just can’t wait, and this has been the cause of many accidents.

What would be the benefit when people want to wait?
1. Things would be able to be done properly when you wait.
2. There’s always a right time to do things best. So the best result will be the prize when one would want to wait.

So, next time when you feel like in a rush and can’t wait try to stop yourself and think in silent. God will also be able to speak to you when you wait in silence.

GBU all…
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Who am I Lord

One day I was thinking in my meditation about what my Lord Jesus has done for me and I asked myself these questions:

Who am I Lord, so that you love me

Who am I Lord, so that you care for me

Who am I Lord, so that you die for me

Who am I Lord, so that you lift me high

Who am I Lord, so that you forgive all my sins

Who am I Lord, so that you free me from all of my sin afflictions

Who am I Lord, so that you make me whole

Who am I Lord, so that you choose me

Who am I Lord, so that you grant me salvation and eternal life

Who am I Lord, so that you listen to my prayers

Who am I Lord, so that you are always with me

Who am I Lord, so that you help me

Who am I Lord, so that you protected me

Who am I Lord, so that you comfort me

Who am I Lord, so that you give me strength when I’m weak

Who am I Lord, so that you guide me

Who am I Lord, so that you bless me

Who am I Lord, so that you want to stay in my heart

Then finally I find the answer of why you do that to me.

It’s not because of who I am but it’s because of Who YOU Are.

You are the Loving God who brings salvation to your chosen people.

Your amazing grace and faithfulness astound me.

You are so awesome God and I will bring you sacrifice of praise.

My heart is rejoicing, Lord because of what you have done.

Let you forever be my strength and joy in my life.

Let me forever praise You Lord.

Let me serve and glorified your name with all my life for the rest of my life, Lord.

Amen…

God Bless You All

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