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The Holy And Merciful God
圣洁且充满怜悯的上帝

on January 2020

By Pastor Daniel 

Introduction
As we rethink of our relationship with God, in various aspects in the months past, I would like to conclude yet another feature of our relationship with God.
 
It is the Holy and Merciful God.  Ultimately in all the pictures of our relationship with God as Father, Friend, Shepherd, Bridegroom, He remains our God.
                                     
THE HOLY GOD
Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
 
The psalmist acknowledges the great and mighty God.  It is God’s exhortation that we learn to be still, to be quiet, to allow everything around us to settle as dust settles on the ground, thereby to know that there is only one fact remains - that God is God.
 
He is Almighty, He is great, He is to be exalted amongst nation and the earth. 
 
If there is a favorite song sung in heaven, it has to be “Holy, holy, holy”.  Countless times in the Bible, the reference of the angels in heaven singing and declaring that God is holy are recorded.  It is no accident that it is always in a trilogy.  This is because we worship a Triune God.
 
Despite all the pictures of relationships we have with God, a final encounter with Him is always His holiness.  Holiness cannot escape the attributes of God.
 
Moses in search for the destiny of his life, came to a mountain, only to see a burning bush but a voice coming out of it says, “Take off your scandals for you are standing on holy ground.”
 
Isaiah’s encounter with God in a vision in chapter 6, saw the absolute holiness of God to the point that he only saw his own sinfulness.  Even a prophet who spoke the word of God considered himself a man of unclean lips.
 
John on the island of Patmos, when given the vision of God, saw the holiness of God and the angels and elders bowing down to worship Him.
 
Even Peter in the earthly days of Jesus, on an occasion when he was in the fishing boat and there was a miraculous catch, jumped into the water, swam to shore and bow before Jesus, exclaiming, “Depart from me for I am a sinner.”  What did he see then?  It has to be the holiness of God.
 
THE MERCIFUL GOD
With that thought of God’s holiness, we can never comprehend - the mercies of God.  They are almost opposite in character.  When we think of justice and holiness, we think little of mercy and grace.
 
Yet this holy God is at the same time a merciful God.
 
“The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin …” Exodus 34:6-7.
 
“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments …” Deuteronomy 7:9.
 
In the Bible, the virtues of mercy and compassion are mentioned in various forms hundreds of times, especially in describing God’s nature. Instead of giving us what we deserve, God has shown mercy again and again.
 
What does the mercy of God done for us besides saving us from our sins?
 
BE YE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY
The mercies of God does not take away our responsibility, but to give us a chance to repent and be saved. We can ask ourselves: How have we responded?
 
The obvious answer is really to repent and live holy lives because we have a holy God.  It is not being flippant in our relationship with God.  It holds in good tension, the intimacy we have in God, at the same time the awe we hold when we worship our God.
 
Then the other responsibility is that we show mercy because we have been shown mercy.  That is what our life is redeemed for - to bless as we are being blessed.
 
As we enter into a new decade in 2020, may we who are blessed, be more godlike.  Let us Share our lives with others, Shine our lights to a world who does not know God.
 

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Our Relationship With God : Bride Awaiting The Bridegroom
我们与上帝的关系 : 新娘等待新郎

on December 2019

By Pastor Daniel 

Introduction

As I think of our relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ, there is one which is described in the context of marriage - the bride and the groom. Perhaps this is the most intimate of all relationships.  The bonding of two persons in union as one.
 
This relationship is spelt out throughout scriptures - from the Old Testament through the last book of the Bible.
 
A Commitment
The very first incident we have of God’s relationship with His people is pictured in the prophet of Hosea.  It is indeed a story of unshifted commitment.  Regardless of Gomer’s unfaithfulness, Hosea remained faithful.
 
The story of Hosea and Gomer is itself a prophecy of Yahweh God and Israel.  The beauty of the drama between this couple is the persistent faithfulness of Hosea, a faithfulness that is out of this world, a love that is truly unbroken and unconditional.
 
In Hosea 3:1, is stated, “And the LORD said to me, “Go again, love a woman who is loved by another man and is an adulteress, even as the LORD loves the children of Israel, though they turn to other gods and love cakes of raisins.”
 
It speaks to us about the love of God that will continue to pursue us even when we ignore him and play the adulteress.  When we come to recognize the love of God, we will inevitably run to Him.  God made a covenant with Israel, God made a commitment with us as His people and His children.  We are His by commitment, like that of a marriage - to promise to love.
 
A Sacrifice of Love
Then as we move to the New Testament, one of those passages that speaks so clearly to us in this kind of a relationship is found in Ephesians 5:25, “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her..”  These words are given in a marriage context between husband and wife, where the wife is to submit to her husband and the husband to love his wife.
 
The allusion then given was the sacrificial love of Christ towards the church.  In this marriage context, Paul summarizes in verse 32, “This mystery is profound, and I am saying that it refers to Christ and the church.”  That is how God sees us.  That is how God relates to us.  We are His bride and the object of His love.  He would do anything for her to the extent of giving his life for us.  This is not just a metaphor or an expression or other figure of speech to tell someone you love her.  It is literal and it is a reality.  That is why God came to this world in Christ - to die in our place, that in his death, we might have life.
 
There is no God in any other religion that would do that.  God is simply too transcendent to do that.  But in Christianity, God seeks for the lost, the willingness to die for the lost so that we can be restored to God in this union of love.
 
As we hold on to that thought, we rest in the assurance that God will, in loving us, also provide, protect and assure us of His love.  Would we who know this great and loving God, look for another?
 
A Beauty of Anticipation
Continuing from the thought in Ephesians is also this note in verse 26-27, “... that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.”
 
I think this is one beautiful thought and picture when we think of our relationship with God.  For those who are married, we can identify with this clearly, how the anticipation was on the day of your wedding as husband - the sheer delight when you see your bride walk down the aisle. 
 
That is our anticipation when we meet the lover of our soul.  It is not just getting to heaven and remain invisible - it would be spectacular where angels longed to look.
 
In the book of Revelation 21:9, “Then came one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues and spoke to me, saying, ‘Come, I will show you the Bride, the wife of the Lamb...”
 
This bride on that day, will indeed be spotless and without wrinkle, holy unto the Lamb.  We enter the presence of God as a display of the great work of God who has redeemed and restored the bride, the church, believers like you and I.
 
Conclusion
When I thought of that, I cannot help but to think and thank God for his great love.  A relationship that lasts and a relationship that brings out the beauty of the bride by what the groom does.  He will be faithful - let us be faithful.  He has sacrificed his life for us - let us be committed to Him. He will present us beautiful - let us walk in newness of life, exhibiting the beauty of Christ in us.
 

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Our Relationship With God : My BFF
我们与上帝的关系: 我的好朋友

on November 2019

by Pastor Daniel

Introduction
“Friends are important”, and we all agree on that.  There is this familiar and famous saying, “A friend in need is a friend in deed.”    Another quotation I found in the internet says, “A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out.”
 
Some of us have had even the experience that a real friend is closer than a brother.  I believe that this is so very true that from my personal experience many close friends that I know come through for me much closer than my brother.
 
With that thought about our relationship with God, I want to think of God in that fashion too.  It is not a wishful thinking, but a promise of God that He will be our friends.
 
Jesus in John 15:15 said, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.”
 
The Name of Honor versus the place of knowing
In the Bible, being a servant of God was no shame, it was a position of status and high honor.  Moses, Joshua and David were all called servants or slaves of God. 
 
The apostle Paul even identified himself as a slave of the Lord Jesus Christ, which he too considered to be an honor. Romans 1:1- Paul, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle and set apart for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
 
It is not a shame to be called the servant of God.  Even today, many pastors or missionaries call themselves servants of God.  It has in a sense been elevated to a place of honor and not shame.
 
However, Jesus elevated his disciples even further when he said, “No longer do I call you slaves but I call you friends.”  What is the difference between a servant of God and a friend of God?  If you were to look into its implications, you will come to realize that a servant has only a one-way knowledge.  God knows him and owns him.  He simply serves and obeys.
 
While there is nothing wrong with this, our relationship with God is more than that. Being a friend is a two-way relationship.  Friends confide, share, bear one another’s burdens.  Today learning from the younger generation, they have developed a term called, “BFF”, meaning best friends forever.
 
Were there friends of God in the Old Testament?
 
Abraham, a friend of God
Abraham – The Father of the “Faith” is called a “friend” of God.
 
Being a friend of God implies faith in God and intimacy with God that is available even today through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  It is the experience of really knowing and being known by another person. The heart of our intimacy with God comes through “faith” and “trust” in Him and His Word.
 
As God calls Moses, and Abraham His “friend”, so does Jesus call His disciples “friend”.
 
This is where the goodnews lie - we are friends of Jesus Christ.  Immediately it fosters a responsibility on both party.  God shares his heart with us and we share our hearts with Him.
 
We see that displayed in the life of Abraham when God told him his plan to destroy Sodom and Gemorrah.  God did not need to do that but being a friend, He did.  Then the next thing we see happening was Abraham “bargaining” with God in trying to stop the judgment of God.  Abraham literally went into a bargain with God.  To think of that happening in the Old Testament is really foreign.  Nonetheless Abraham did.  What caused him to do that?  Was he showing disrespect?  Was he being frivolous with God?  Or was it because Abraham is more than just a servant of the Lord and has become the friend of God?
 
What a special relationship Abraham had.  It goes the same with Moses too and King David and others.
 
Conclusion
Today, Jesus is calling us His friends.  Let us enter into this friendship with God.  It gives us the responsibility of knowing our God in a more intimate manner, rather than a static one which involves only a one-way knowledge.  God has opened a path for us in this wonderful relationship and He can be your BFF.  God bless
 

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