15 March 2013 by Natasha Kim CM-
City Harvest Church KL (CHCKL) had a great turn out as they welcomed Rev. Dr. Kong Hee and his wife Sun Ho the past weekend. The hall was filled with other churches from near and far. The service began with colourful and ravishing praise and worship followed by a special performance by a quartet during their offering collection. Observing their services all this while, I believe what they portray is a genuine love for God that is simplistic. They give it their all and it can be seen and felt as they faithfully serve God each week.
Despite the many challenges in Kong Hee’s life, the Founder/Senior Pastor of City Harvest Church Singapore (CHCSG), continues to commit to his calling, his ministry and the preaching of the word with conviction everywhere he goes. CHCSG has not ceased to grow and many believe that says something about the Pastor himself.
Do not judge and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
Before he began his sermon he said, “The last six months have been so amazing in Singapore, if you come and visit with us, you will realize we are a brand new church; we are stronger, purer, more spiritual, more anointed than ever before.”
He continued by citing a verse and a vision that a prophet had given to him. The verse was taken from Luke 22:31 where Jesus says, “Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift all of you as wheat.” The word “asked” in Greek means to be “subpoena for a trial.”
However, the following verse in Luke 22:32 says, “But I have prayed for you, Simon, that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” This verse tells us simply not to give up performing good works for God. In difficult times, be strengthened by the Lord and continue to persevere.
Kong Hee asked the congregation what they thought was the one thing that the devil wants’ to steal above everything else. “There's one thing that is the most precious in your life and Jesus here says it is your – faith. If you lose your faith; if your faith is shipwrecked, your life's over!” he said. This is the truth, because you take away ones faith then what does he possibly have left.
God is your Fortress
The Lord revealed to Kong Hee that, “Faith and prayer got Daniel into the lion’s den but it’s also faith and prayer that got him out of the lion’s den.” This message was about faith.
2 Corinthians 4:13
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak.”
This is how the spirit of faith works. We believe and therefore we speak. It’s not enough to believe the Bible in our hearts because believing and speaking opens the door to the supernatural. “A preacher once said, faith is like a door that only has one knob, and it’s on your side!” You are the only one who can open the door.” said Kong Hee.
When Paul said this in 2 Corinthians 4:13, he was quoting an Old Testament psalmist by the name of David. David was going through a difficult time but Paul says we have the same “spirit of faith” as David when he was going through tribulations. In verse 8 of the same chapter, the Bible states that Paul was hard pressed, persecuted, perplexed and struck down. David was only 17 when that happened while Joshua and Caleb had it when they were 80 years old. This simply means that it doesn’t matter what age you are, all of us have got to have the same spirit of faith for the glory of God.
2 Corinthians 4:18 – So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
The Holy Spirit wants to train us to walk by faith and not by sight!
Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
To be continued……
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