Archive for May, 2012
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
The bible is God’s written revelation of His will to Humanity. Its central theme is salvation through Jesus Christ.
The bible contains 66 books, written by 40 authors, covering a span of 1600 years. Authors range from kings, princess, poets, philosophers, prophets, statesmen and even unschooled fishermen.
Old Testament (OT)
The Old Testament is the covenant God made with people about their salvation before Christ came. The New Testament is the agreement God made with people about their salvation after Christ came.
- From Adam to Abraham, we have the history of human race.
- From Abraham to Christ, we have the history of the chosen race.
- From Christ on, we have the history of the church.
- Law - 5 books
- Historical - 12 books
- Poetical - 5 books
- Prophetical - 17 books (5 major, 12 minor)
New Testament (NT)
The New Testament was written to reveal to us the character and he teaching of Jesus Christ, the mediator of the New Covenant, by at least 8 mean. Matthew, John, Peter and Paul were apostles, Mark and Luke were companions of the apostles and James and Jude were brothers of Jesus. NT is about God, humanity, sin, redemption, justification, sanctification, glorification. In two words - grace and glory. In one word - Jesus.
- Gospel - 4 books
- History - 1 book
- Prophecy - 1 book
- Epistles - 21 books (Pauline 13, General
OT Brief Explanation
- Creation (Genesis 1:1 - 2:3)
- Fall of Man (Genesis 3)
- Flood (Genesis 6 - 9)
- Babel (Genesis 11:1-9)
- Call of Abraham (Genesis 11:10 - 12:3)
- Descent into Egypt (Genesis 46 - 47)
- Exodus (Exodus 7 - 12)
- Passover (Exodus 12)
- Giving of the Law (Exodus 19 - 24)
- Wilderness Wanderings (Numbers 13 - 14)
- Conquest of the Promised Land (Joshua 11)
- Dark Ages of the Chosen People (Judges)
- Anointing of Saul as King (1 Samuel 9:27 - 10:1)
- Golden Age of Israelites under David and Solomon - The United Kingdom (2 Samuel 5:4-5; 1 Kings 10:6-8)
- The Divided Kingdom - Israel and Judah (1 Kings 12:26-33)
- The Captivity (2 Kings 17, 25)
- The Return (Ezra)
NT Brief Explantion
- Early Life of Christ (Matthew 1:18 - 2:23, Luke 1-2)
- Ministry of Christ (Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John)
- Church in Jerusalem (Acts 1-2)
- Church extending to the Gentiles (Acts 10-11, 13-20)
- Church in all the world (Romans 10-11, 15; Ephesians 2:22-23)
In case you are wondering, I am not the one who complied this. It is from my Spiritual Parent (SP) - Michelle.
Thursday, May 24th, 2012
2 of my friends send me this today, what another coincidence again? Source is from New Creation Daily message…
Return to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope.
Even today I declare that I will restore double to you.
I am sure that you have heard the expression, When life throws lemons at you, make lemonade! Well, I want you to know that when the devil throws lemons at you, God Himself will make lemonade for you! After all, the Bible says that God works all things together for your good. (Romans 8:28)
And He does it with style He restores double for your trouble! Beloved, if you have lost a husband or wife through divorce, or a precious child through death, God can restore double to you, so that you end up having more than before, if not in quantity, then in quality!
Consider Job in the Old Testament. When he lost everything, his wife told him to curse God and die. He refused and, instead, responded to God in faith, and the Lord gave to Job twice as much as he had before. (Job 42:10)
When David lost the child he had with Bathsheba, he stopped pleading and started worshiping God because he trusted in the mercies of God. Later, God blessed David and Bathsheba with another son named Solomon, who became the wisest and richest king the world has ever known.
Today, God promises to restore double for your trouble. Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. If He declared it, He will do it! So you cannot but have hope that things will be even better than before. That is why in the same verse, He calls you prisoners of hope. My friend, hope in the biblical sense means a confident expectation of good things happening in your life. You are a prisoner of that! You can’t help but wake up feeling hopeful. You can’t help but expect good things to happen to you!
So when trouble comes from the devil, don’t give up and say. It is hopeless! Don’t worry or get angry. Worship God like David did and see that trouble as an opportunity for God to bless you with more than what you originally had. And because God has declared it, be confident that you will get double for your trouble!
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
I was at my church service this morning when one of the songs that I sang goes like this “O barren woman… All things are possible with God”.
It struck me as in God is trying to tell me something. Later during my service, a phone call came in and I recognised it is from my embrologist so I picked up the phone. Hearing my background, she knew that I was doing my service and mentioned that it is good that I went to church. Likewise, she is also christian, what another coincidence. It seems like God is sending me all his angels to tell me his messages. She informed that 2 of my embros are of extremely good quality, something to be happy with. Hearing this, my tears rolled. What can I say. God took action and showed it to me.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
So happy, finally the 1st initiative for my book publicity is out. Hoping for more to come, however, here it is…
Saturday, May 12th, 2012
Just got a messge from a friend that I just know recently and seeing the message I wept.
I don’t know how to say, but I know that you are a wonderful mother.. If Jesus can deliver a message from heaven. “Thank you mum, you are wonderful and amazing. I love you. Happy mother day. Thank you for remembering and love me as I am”.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
From a forum, I saw this…
A rainbow, the beauty that comes after a storm and a symbol of hope, is a description women lovingly use for their babies that are born after a miscarriage, still birth, or infant loss.
For women who have experienced a loss, conceiving a “rainbow baby” doesn’t make them forget the loss, take it away or diminish it, but it does give them hope for a new chance at motherhood.
Seeing this, I wept, how’s true…
Friday, May 4th, 2012
I went for a schedule blood test today and met a nurse. She did my blood test last year and yet surprisingly she still remember me. So she ask me how am I. I told her I did conceive last year but lost the baby thereafter. So I went for a 2nd IVF, failed and now back for the 3rd try. Guess what she say to me next?
Can I pray for you?
I was shocked to hear that, I told her I converted to christian because of that and now you say you want to pray for me. I agreed and inside the small room, we prayed briefly. To me, she felt like an angel sent to me. I was still crying last night wondering will I have a happy ending. My friend had pre-eclampsia during pregnancy survived and had 2 children now. Other had similar scenario like mine but have 2 kids now as well. I see people posting their pregnancy picture happily or upload ultrasound images on Facebook.
When will it be my turn? Or will I have my chance at all? I prayed last night to ask God to give me a sign or a signal so that I can turn to Him for hope and miracle. Is this the one?