19th December 2012 by Mindy Oon-CM.
Full Gospel Assembly (FGA) Ipoh will be holding a 75 hour non-stop reading of the Bible in Glory Place Ipoh from Sunday (30th Dec) at 5pm till Wednesday (2nd Jan 2013) 8pm. After a successful Bible reading a couple of years ago, this will be the second time it will be held as those who participated have asked to do another one. Coupled with fasting and praying, the 75 hour Bible reading aims to give those who are participating a good start to the New Year by honouring the Lord our God.
According to Pastor Ong Hock Huat, Senior Pastor of FGA Ipoh, it is “important to declare the Word of God and to honour God”. One of the reasons the Bible reading will be held is so that people will come to understand that the Word of God needs a high place in their lives. Not only those who are doing the reading will be impacted, but those who are there to listen to the Word of God going forth clearly and boldly will also have their lives impacted.
Indeed the Word of God speaks to us clearly when we are willing to read/listen to it. Many have experienced the words and verses ‘jumping out’ at them when they read the Bible. Words become ‘rhema’ when we read the Bible, and when we open our hears to hear what God has to say the Bible will speak to us in real and meaningful ways.
For example, the Word of God became life to Pas Ong when he read Psalms 16v2-3.
I say to the Lord, “You are my Lord; apart form you I have no good thing.” I say of the holy people who are in the land, “They are the noble ones in whom is all my delight.” Psalm 16v2-3.
On the particular occasion when he read this Psalm, there was a conviction that apart from God’s goodness there is nothing. Every good thing was and is from God. Gold and silver, apart from God, is nothing. God also spoke of His delight in all the Christians who are on the earth, and how important we are to Him. As Pas Ong put it, “I felt really rich, I have many Christian friends all over the world, whom God delights in. I makes my life rich, and it is wonderful to be a Christian”.
The Word of God is our spiritual food. As Matthew 4v4 says, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God”. The Word of God is important, and in it are the fundamentals of our beliefs. It is a mirror which reflects who we are in God’s sight and how we should be living our lives. Psalm 119v14-16 says “I rejoice in following your statutes as one rejoices in great riches. I meditate on your percepts and consider your ways. I delight in your decrees; I will not neglect your word”. As such, the Word of God should be a large part of our lives.
Those who wish to join the 75 hour reading are welcomed to participate in two hour sessions at Glory Place (30, Lebuh Woods, Canning Garden, 34100 Ipoh) starting from 5pm 30th Dec to 8pm 2nd Jan.