Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

Revelation 20:15 And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.

Friday, March 31, 2006

1611 King James Bible picture

I read somewhere

"hammer away you hostile hands;

your hammers break, God's anvil stands"

And the burden of the Lord shall yee mention no more: for euery mans word shall be his burden: for yee haue peruerted the words of the liuing God, of the Lord of hostes our God.

Jeremiah 23:36

here's what I say, if they understood this verse when they decided to mess with the King James Bible, then they are guilty, and if not, then what business had they correcting the King James Bible?

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Ichabod - The glory has departed and the people knew not

The glory has departed and the people knew not.

I am saddened to hear of the news of the church where I first got saved. A couple of years ago, I belonged a church in Montreal that was run by a board of deacons. The pastor there was just an employee. A number of men dictated to our pastor what to preach, when to end the sermon, and how to preach. Behind the men were their wives. At some board meetings, the men would agree to a certain issue, and although they were sworn to secrecy, they'd go home and share with the wives who if they didn't like the subject, the deacons would then call the pastor and tell him they had changed their mind.

With time the situation degenerated in my church, and the church families took sides. Some believed in the authority of the pastor as the man in charge who stands accountable first and foremost to God himself, Christ being the head of the church. Others wanted a congregational church where the people would rule. Things got so bad that we got to point where members were threatening each other with libel. Finally, a general meeting was called, and lawyers were invited by a certain party to the church Assembly. The pastor was just a puppet in the hands of the deacons, and the meeting atmosphere was really really sad. I think this was the saddest scene of my life, seeing a pastor humiliated over issues that had nothing to do with his Christian conduct. It was nothing than a Power Struggle. And Power CORRUPTS. The meeting broke off, and the members were more divided than ever.

We finally called on a reconciliation team. One thing we all agreed upon was Ichabod. The glory had departed from our church and the people knew not. God's Holy Spirit was displeased with us that he had left us, and the people knew not. Some people even witheld their tithes and offerings. You know the old time trick when people thing they will teach their pastor a lesson by not paying their dues.

Samuel 4:21 - And she named the child Ichabod, saying, The glory is departed from Israel: because the ark of God was taken, and because of her father in law and her husband. 1 Samuel 14:3 - And Ahiah, the son of Ahitub, Ichabod's brother, the son of Phinehas, the son of Eli, the LORD's priest in Shiloh, wearing an ephod. And the people knew not that Jonathan was gone. Isn't it sad, when Satan reaks havoc in God's house because we are not sensisitve to God's holiness.

David is a man testified to by God himself as "a man after God's own heart". Even though Saul had been trying to murder David, look what whe says in 1 Samuel 24:6 - And he said unto his men, The LORD forbid that I should do this thing unto my master, the LORD's anointed, to stretch forth mine hand against him, seeing he is the anointed of the LORD.

How sad. The glory has departed and the people knew not. When Christian fight over God's authority in the church, may be they should read up again in their Bibles and remember.

Revelation 2:5 - Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent.

Lebanese sweets for a church in Brazil

Roberta's church wants to have a Lebanese night for some Lebanese youth. There will be special prayers for Lebanon and I believe our church here (which is facing serious internal and external problems)

She also wants to prepare some Lebanese sweets for the saints but doesn't know much if anything in that area and so was asking for help.
I thought maybe Consecrated and Redeemed would have some ideas.

Monday, March 27, 2006

Maybe you guys could help me out

I was reading 1 Kings chapter 13. For the sake of length, I won't post the entire chapter. I'm sorry to have to make you get your bibles and dish out the passage in question.

Now, who is this man of God out of Judah? I take it he's a prophet from the Lord, right?

What I'm not too certain of is what happens in verses 11 to 32.

Here comes another old prophet from Bethel. Why did he go out seeking the man of God? What was his purpose? Why did he lie to him in verse 18? I understand that the man of God disobeys the Lord and therefore must die.

But why does the other prophet from Bethel mourn his death in verse 29? Isn't he the one that provoked and deceived him in disobeying the Lord. Not only does he mourn his death, but also charges his sons to bury him in the same sepulchre and to lay his bones besides the man's bones, verse 31.

I have difficulties at times understanding passages such as this one. Thanks in advance for your help!

Friday, March 24, 2006

Nile Cruise

A couple of people have asked for a picture of me.

Character or Personality - What is the difference

Someone recently said I had the same personality like another fellow at the office. I took offense to that because I honestly do not think so.

Another friend solved the mystery this afternoon. I do not have the same character as that fellow, he said. What a relief.

But that got me thinking again, what is the difference between pesonality and character. Can someone tell me, please?

Thursday, March 23, 2006

approached by a Free-Mason

I just realized I had posted this in the Poetry weblog because of a comment notification about Redeemed. Too many weblogs.

Reading the latest post on Matthew's weblog reminded me of an incident last week.
I'm walking out of the local cafe having lifted up a prayer for an opportunity to witness to someone not 120 seconds prior, when a hand stops me. It's a young man I had met in a cab returning home one night and would later on bump into a couple of times. He's on the phone, says hi, and motions me towards a elder fellow sitting across him. The latter asks me to sit down and I try to excuse myself, being hungry. He insists, so I sit down thinking I'll wait for the young man to finish his call, exchange a few words and leave.
The elder, clad shabilly, (and as I was to find out, jests in accordance) asks of my education and plans. I answer and mention a certain country.
-we can help you, we own the place; he says.
- who's we, sir?
-I tell you we own the place and you ask me who's we?

At this point I'm thinking a certain ethnicity, but doubtful.
He reaches into his pocket, brings out the plainest business card ever. White, phone number printed in ink which he hands over.
-who's we, I obstinately repeat
He reaches again into his pocket, brings out a golden ring, with the Masonic symbol.
I don't react. He starts rambling. I mean just that. Raving on about control of the world, and power they have.
I answer I have the Lord Jesus to take care of me, and He will bring about his will for my life.
So here starts telling me how they accept all religions.
There's only one true God, I say, the God of the Bible. Uniting all religions is the work of the AntiChrist, and unless you believe upon the Son of God as dying for your sins on the cross as the only way to salvation, then you will perish in hell.
The spirit behind your movement is not the Spirit of the Lord.

At that point the young man had finished his call. They both were surprised at the turn of the conversation, which for the next hour or so went something like:
- blablablabla

-(in answering a question of mine) we control the vatican and the cardinals, who do you think took out John Paul 1? We have politicians and chiefs of police, whom should we fear?
- the Lord Jesus
(Abrupt pause; conversation, not surprisingly, moves to the Jesuistes. Eventually I ask about their connection to Solomon. His face lit up. He would draw my attention to the dollar sign, an S straked by two bars. I infered that the S stood for Solomon and the bar or bars for the temple pillars; he nodded in the affirmative.)

-for all his worldly wisdom Solomon had no understanding and left the living God
(more talk)
- we will have the world
- then you'll die, so what?

(tells the young man "he's right")

- we are setting up a world system
- a gentile world system which the Lord Jesus Christ will destroy at his second coming

It got intense at some points but finished on a level note, with the elder inviting me to continue the conversation at some restaurant, which I declined after handing them two tracts.

Satan, the flesh, the world. Everyone is deceived by something.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Pray for courageous Roberta

Roberta is a born-again Brazilian believer from Lebanese origins, and has cancer. Having undergone treatment in California, she returned to Brazil.
A couple of weeks ago she witnessed to some of her Muslim friends about the Lord Jesus Christ. Apparently news spread as she, and her family I believe later on received death threats from the leaders of a near-by mosque. Her family is very scared. Everyone has been beating down on her for having witnessed; I mean believers are upset with her. She didn't go to the church meeting last Sunday, and told me she feels she has done a mistake in witnessing to them. She is afraid to walk the neighbourhood streets.

I couldn't contain myself while chatting on MSN. I told her those thoughts were from Satan to shut her mouth from witnessing for her Lord. She shouldn't have a guilty conscience over obeying the Bible. I told her she had more courage than those believers and that by censuring her they were appeasing their own conscience. I didn't leave a verse from Jeremiah, Joshua, Philippians or Timothy that I didn't have her read for encouragement.
That young lady did right before God Almighty in preaching the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ to lost people.
She left encouraged, knowing she was in the right before God, and that she needed to spend time alone with the Word to find courage and consolation.
She was pleading for prayer and so I send this out with indignation, that you pray for Roberta that the Lord might use her to shame those believers who would silence her into witnessing themselves and that the Lord might be maginified by having those who heard her be saved. She needs also our prayers that our Lord Jesus might deliver her out of all snares and keep her safe.
The Lord Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners, and we are no better than anybody. People need to hear about the love of Jesus Christ and his death on the cross for their sins, just like once we were lost, heard, and believed

Monday, March 20, 2006

St. Patrick's parade

I am in the middle of a big Conference at work, but to read up a little bit on what we did on St. Patrick's day, please visit

Saturday, March 18, 2006

What Am I to Thee, O Lord

I find it fascinating that He is one God, one Creator, one King and one Holy Father over and above all, and though millions of us have come to know Him as our redeeming Saviour, nevertheless, He remains as our own personal Father. Our relationship with the Lord is none alike.

How beautiful is it that He hath created us and therefore knoweth us better than we know ourselves. We all have distinguished caracteristics about us that make us each special in His eyes. He KNOWS each and every one of us.

Abraham's faith distinguished him as the friend of God:

~And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abraham believed God, and it was imputed unto him for righteousness: and he was called the friend of God. James 2:23

The Lord knew Moses face to face:

~And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face. Deu 34:10

The Lord chose David to be King in Saul's stead because he found him to be"a man after my own heart":

~And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; and said, I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will. Acts 13:22

The Lord knew and called Samuel by name:

~That the Lord called Samuel: and he answered, Here am I.

But what am I to Thee, O Lord? I know what Thou art to me. Thou art my Abba, my Father.

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. Rom. 8:15-17

Thank you, O Lord for creating me and for adopting me into thy kingdom.

I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. Psa 139:14

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Is it true?

We tend to be creatures of habit, and as such I often fill up from a certain gas station on my way home from church. There is this French fellow, a young lad, who is always on duty in the evenings when I stop by. I would give him a chick tract every time I stop by, and I try to remember which one I gave him the time before so as not to give him the same.

This past Tuesday, I stopped by to gas up. When I went into the cabin, he had another friend and two other young men (one French and three black guys) were in there as well. To be honest, I was not comfortable for a little while knowing that a crime had been committed at a similar gas station not long ago. I said a silent prayer in my heart and reached into my purse, pulled out two copies from the French tract "Heaven or Hell, which One will you choose".

As soon as I handed the black fellow a copy of the tract, he started reading it, and immediately the French fellow says to me "Oh I read them all the time". I said, "But this is new. Did you read this one as well". He suddenly looked up at me and said "Ah you are the lady who is always giving them to me". That's right I said.

"Is it true", he asked. Is it real? Of course it is, I replied. Otherwise I wouldn't give it to you. One day when you are not as busy, may be you and I can have a chat. You can ask me questions. Good night now.

I left the station feeling so happy. I had been praying for that fellow. I remember one snowy evening in January, as I pulled away I glanced back at the glass pane of his cabin and I saw him reading the chick tract which I had left him. I remember having prayed for him that night.

I was so happy to learn that this fellow has been reading the tracts. Actually his question said a lot of things. The guy is thinking. Amen Lord. Open his heart let him understand what he read even as you opened the eyes of that first gentile convert, the Ethiopian eunuch.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

The Word of God

I'm an observer. I don't know why, but I am. I like to look around me, pause and think. Lately, I've been just astonished at the number of people that read books and newspapers on the train. Morning and evening. Their eyes are sunk in those things.

I like to read the newspaper, just because I like to know what is happening in the world. The more trouble, the sooner my King is coming. Then I get to work and I hear people discussing which books they've read. Now, don't even get me started on the Da Vinci code, I'm not even gonna go there....

But I'm just amazed as to how many people have read such books and believed all those lies that satan has been so subtle to infiltrate into people's minds, and yet, they've never even bothered to pick up their Holy Bible which has been around for hundreds of years. Why do we choose the lie, death, and not THE TRUTH, life.

What breaks my heart, is since the start of 2006, I've seen many of my unsaved friends go through a parent's sudden death, engagement breakup, and all sort of that misery. It's almost like there isn't life in them anymore. It's really sad. I just pray that they will meet the Lord Jesus Christ and find Life. I pray that soon, their nose and their eyes will be glued to God's precious Word.

There is life and comfort in the Word of God. When our spirit is down, when our flesh is weak, the Word of God will quicken us.

This is my comfort in my affliction, for thy word hath quickened me. ~Psalm 119:50

Saturday, March 11, 2006

Not Willing That Any Should Perish

The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness, but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

I had a chance to speak to one lady today while passing out tracts at the metro. I think it's almost inevitable that while witnessing to a person that may never had heard the gospel before, to get the question "what about the people in the boonies". It's a smart and legitimate question.

I told her not to worry about them, God is a righteous judge and will judge each of us differently. However, the Bible is clear. No sinner that has not received the Lord Jesus Christ can enter his Kingdom. There is a physical hell, which was created for the devil and his angels, but our sins will take us along with them. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord (Rom. 6:23). That is why we have missionaries, and that's why the Lord commanded us and said "go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature". That is why we pass tracts, street preach and witness on an individual basis to our loved ones.

She was encouraged to read her Bible, starting with the gospel of John, and the book of Romans. I don't think she had realized how simple salvation is. We are saved by Grace. I was really happy that she took the tract (the Roman's road to heaven...that's why I encouraged her to read Romans).

That Bible is so precious. His Word covers it all. Not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. Amen!

Friday, March 10, 2006

God's telephone number

For the longest time I have been telling this colleague of mine to call unto God for help in a certain situation. Things had gone really sour and despite all efforts of good people around, the situation kept spiralling downward to what seemed like a hopeless case. In the meantime I kept preaching "Call on God". "You need God". "Read your Bible". "I gave you a Bible. It is not a good luck charm. It works if you open it and read it and call on its author for help."

Few days ago we got a glimmer of hope. Things may be finally looking up. When I asked a common friend if prayer had been lifted up, I was told that the Bible had been spotted at the desk of the person concerned. Praise God. His telephone number still works. Should you need it, here it is: Jeremiah 33:3

Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A reply to Anonymous

In reply to Redeem's "We Have A New Prime Minister" January post, Anonymous writes

"Mr. Harper is a dangerous theocrat who will gleefully stomp on gay rights and women’s reproductive rights. Like other conservatives, he believes that his faith makes him impervious to any kind of criticism. Canada’s reputation as a civil rights leader will forever be tarnished under that bigot. As far as I know, a Canadian Prime Minister has never been assassinated while in office. Hopefully, history will change that."

First of all, we are not naive about conservative or religious political leaders. We keep our guard and are not enamoured with any. Do we generally prefer their policies over the liberals' when they are closer to the Bible's teachings? Sure. But that's about it.

Now anonymous, here are some relevant Bible passages.

Rom 13:1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.
:2 Whosoever therefore resisteth the power, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.

:7 Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour.

This applies to all our political leaders, irrespective of their political party.

Now please consider the following and take heed, Anomymous:

Jude 1:7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrha, and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication, and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.
:8 Likewise also these filthy dreamers defile the flesh,
despise dominion, and speak evil of dignities.
:9 Yet Michael the archangel, when contending with the devil he disputed about the body of Moses, durst not bring against him a railing accusation, but said, The Lord rebuke thee.
:10 But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.

:12 These are spots in your feasts of charity, when they feast with you, feeding themselves without fear: clouds they are without water, carried about of winds; trees whose fruit withereth, without fruit, twice dead, plucked up by the roots;
:13 Raging waves of the sea, foaming out their own shame; wandering stars, to whom is reserved the blackness of darkness for ever.

:16 These are murmurers, complainers, walking after their own lusts; and their mouth speaketh great swelling words, having men's persons in admiration because of advantage.
:17 But, beloved, remember ye the words which were spoken before of the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ;
:18 How that they told you there should be mockers in the last time, who should walk after their own ungodly lusts.
:19 These be they who separate themselves, sensual, having not the Spirit.

Anonymous, we don't look unto men, we look unto the Lord Jesus Christ who loved us, and died for our sins on the cross and rose again from the dead.
Set your eyes on him and believe upon the Son of God who offers you redemption and peace by reconciliation with the holy God.

Wednesday, March 08, 2006


For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness. ~ Psalm 107:9

Christians are satisfied. As children of God, we don't worry about worldly matters. We strive for a Heavenly citizenship and eternal life with Christ our Lord. We are content with whatever the Lord provides, for we know that this life is merely a vapor, and shall surely come to pass.

We look unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our Faith. Hope is not a dream, but reality.

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. ~Titus 2:13

Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus Christ for He alone can satisfy the hungry soul.

Monday, March 06, 2006

Wishing Matthew A Happy Birthday

Hey Matthew,

How's this for a birthday present? You can print it out from your computer and it will be from me to you.
On a serious more serious note, HAPPY BIRTHDAY. No seriously, guess what you're getting for your birthday? Older and Wiser, haha, ok that's the oldest joke in the book.

No, no seriously now, may the Lord grant you all your heart's desires and be with Thee all the days of thine life.

God bless you Matthew, hope we're keeping you good company as your parents are away.

Thine sister in the Lord (trying to keep up the KJV tempo),

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Dental appointment

I have a dentail appointment this morning. I hate to go the dentist. I wonder why did God give us teeth that fall off. I wish he had just created the teeth like every other bone of our body that does not need maintenance. I mean you have your skeleton, and that's it. Why couldn't the teeth be that way.

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Encouragement and Comfort

It's encouraging to see you all find encouragement and comfort in fellowship with Bible-believers.
I read everything, though I have less time these days to write.
Witnessing over here in my part of the world is going great. I continually pray for greater boldness.
One of the best ways is hitch-hiker picking. I pick'em up and lock the doors
ahahahaha...Ehem, just kidding.
So far two fellows got saved, one with whom I'm keeping contact since he gave me his mobile number.
So much of it is sheer plowing though.
You must plow through people thinking you're a Jehovah's witness, through people thinking they can be saved by works, through people associating Christianity with the Vatican, etc...

I love those hymns, now THAT'S worship music. Have had "My Jesus I Love Thee" in mind for a couple of days now. You know what I have written on my choir sheets?

Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
and a twoedged sword in their hand
Psalm 149:6

A Bible in one hand and a hymnal in the other.

Name your 10 favorite hymns of all time

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

I gave her a tract

I love it when people ask me questions on the train. What better opening do you want for me to either talk to them or give out a tract.

This morning a lady gets on the train and sits right across from were I was. But she is not sure whether she was on the right tracks going downtown. She waits a few seconds, then puts the question to me. I gladly answered, and then something pricked me in my heart. Give her a tract, it said. I smiled for I knew it was the Holy Spirit again. I am used to this by now. When I hear that still small voice in my ears, I know the Lord wants me to move. I continued reading my Bible however, but in my heart I knew that I was not going to pass up that opportunity.

Later at an opportune moment, I closed my Bible and I asked her if I could give her something to read. She willingly took the French tract from me. As she read it, I closed my eyes and was silently praying. When I finally opened my eyes, she looked at me and with a smile on her face, said "Thank you". We didn't talk, but I was glad she accepted the tract. A seed was sown. I was happy. What a way to start a brand new day, I thought.

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