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THE FATHER'S LOVE WILL NEVER ALLOW SICKNESS AND DEMONS TO REMAIN Luke 4:33–36 (NKJV)33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 34 saying, "Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!"35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, "Be quiet, and come out of him!" And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. 36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, "What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out." When we use the Name of Jesus to rebuke and command demons to come out or leave, we are doing it with His authority and the power given to us in Jesus' Name. This man here was not a Christian.
How could the Father's love allow any demons to remain in our bodies or souls, especially when He said we are His temple? The Father's unfailing and unconditional love will never allow the demons to remain in our bodies or oppress our souls. His love has given us the authority in Jesus' Name to drive away any demons from following us. They cannot influence us, when the grace or the favour of the Father's love is influencing us.Luke 4:38–39 (NKJV)38 Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simon's house. But Simon's wife's mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him concerning her. 39 So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them. Sickness and demons are synonymous; sickness is of the devil. Both are characters which Jesus rebuked and commanded to leave. But Jesus did not simply go into any house, rebuking any sickness or demon. When they asked Jesus, they had permitted Him to do so; they gave Him the authority.
Luke 4:40–41 (NKJV)40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. 41 And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, "You are the Christ, the Son of God!" And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. These people here were all not Christians at that time. However, Jesus laid hands on all and healed them, and cast out demons from many.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

THE FATHERS LOVE WILL NEVER ALLOW SICKNESS AND DEMONS TO REMAIN 

Luke 4:33–36 (NKJV)
33 Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, 
34 saying, Let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who You are—the Holy One of God!
35 But Jesus rebuked him, saying, Be quiet, and come out of him! And when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him. 
36 Then they were all amazed and spoke among themselves, saying, What a word this is! For with authority and power He commands the unclean spirits, and they come out.  

When we use the Name of Jesus to rebuke and command demons to come out or leave, we are doing it with His authority and the power given to us in Jesus Name. This man here was not a Christian.


How could the Fathers love allow any demons to remain in our bodies or souls, especially when He said we are His temple? The Fathers unfailing and unconditional love will never allow the demons to remain in our bodies or oppress our souls. His love has given us the authority in Jesus Name to drive away any demons from following us. They cannot influence us, when the grace or the favour of the Fathers love is influencing us.


Luke 4:38–39 (NKJV)
38 Now He arose from the synagogue and entered Simons house. But Simons wifes mother was sick with a high fever, and they made request of Him concerning her. 
39 So He stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. And immediately she arose and served them.  


Sickness and demons are synonymous; sickness is of the devil. Both are characters which Jesus rebuked and commanded to leave. But Jesus did not simply go into any house, rebuking any sickness or demon. When they asked Jesus, they had permitted Him to do so; they gave Him the authority.


Luke 4:40–41 (NKJV)
40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them. 
41 And demons also came out of many, crying out and saying, You are the Christ, the Son of God! And He, rebuking them, did not allow them to speak, for they knew that He was the Christ. 


These people here were all not Christians at that time. However, Jesus laid hands on all and healed them, and cast out demons from many.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

RIGHT AND WRONG CONFESSION Right confession is confessing what God said. Wrong confession is confessing fear, doubt and unbelief. Our thinking, and our believing govern our confession. Wrong thinking and wrong believing will result in wrong confession. Therefore the key is in renewing our minds; constantly study and listen to God's Word.
CONFESSION DISPELS FEAR 
Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.' 
Israel's confession of fear defeated them.
Numbers 14:1-9 (NKJV)1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, "If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 3 Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?" 4 So they said to one another, "Let us select a leader and return to Egypt." 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: "The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, 'a land which flows with milk and honey.' 9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them." 
Twice, Joshua encouraged the Israelites not to fear and rebel. When we walk by sight, we tend to walk by fear, but when we walk by faith, we're walking by and walking into what God said, resulting in victory. When we walk by sight, circumstances will dominate us. When we walk by faith, we allow the Word of God instead to dominate us, and His Word will permeate our minds. Sight instils fear which in turn paralyses us, whereas faith liberates our minds. Fear caused the Israelites to cry out in despair. They spoke against their leaders, against God, and rebelled against Him.
WHY WE NEED NOT FEAR 
Psalm 121:5 (AMP) The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].A warrior's right hand holds not a shield but a sword. It is exposed. But God is the unseen shade who protects your right hand. When standing against the wiles of the devil, we may not see our exposed sides or our blindsides. But God is our shade. He will cover our investment exposure. But this takes trusting Him.Psalm 91:1-6 (AMP) 1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. 2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! 3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. 5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, 6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. To trust is to have faith, then He can deliver you, then He can cover you. HOW YOU OVERCOME FEAR Be full of the Word. Pray much in the spirit daily, building up your spirit-man. Confess the Word over your life daily. Walk in love: perfect love casts out fear.1 John 4:18 (NKJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. Walk with God. Have an experiential walk with God by stepping out in faith when the Lord speaks, and when the Holy Spirit leads. As a result, you will overcome fear every time, and it will never torment you again.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

RIGHT AND WRONG CONFESSION 

Right confession is confessing what God said. Wrong confession is confessing fear, doubt and unbelief. Our thinking, and our believing govern our confession. Wrong thinking and wrong believing will result in wrong confession. Therefore the key is in renewing our minds; constantly study and listen to Gods Word.


CONFESSION DISPELS FEAR 


Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. 

Israels confession of fear defeated them.


Numbers 14:1-9 (NKJV)
1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept that night. 
2 And all the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation said to them, If only we had died in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in this wilderness! 
3 Why has the LORD brought us to this land to fall by the sword, that our wives and children should become victims? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt? 
4 So they said to one another, Let us select a leader and return to Egypt. 
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 
6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; 
7 and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. 
8 If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey.  
9 Only do not rebel against the LORD, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them. 


Twice, Joshua encouraged the Israelites not to fear and rebel. When we walk by sight, we tend to walk by fear, but when we walk by faith, were walking by and walking into what God said, resulting in victory. When we walk by sight, circumstances will dominate us. When we walk by faith, we allow the Word of God instead to dominate us, and His Word will permeate our minds. Sight instils fear which in turn paralyses us, whereas faith liberates our minds. Fear caused the Israelites to cry out in despair. They spoke against their leaders, against God, and rebelled against Him.


WHY WE NEED NOT FEAR 


Psalm 121:5 (AMP) The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand [the side not carrying a shield].

A warriors right hand holds not a shield but a sword. It is exposed. But God is the unseen shade who protects your right hand. When standing against the wiles of the devil, we may not see our exposed sides or our blindsides. But God is our shade. He will cover our investment exposure. But this takes trusting Him.

Psalm 91:1-6 (AMP) 
1 HE WHO dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand]. 
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust! 
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. 
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler. 
5 You shall not be afraid of the terror of the night, nor of the arrow (the evil plots and slanders of the wicked) that flies by day, 
6 Nor of the pestilence that stalks in darkness, nor of the destruction and sudden death that surprise and lay waste at noonday. 

To trust is to have faith, then He can deliver you, then He can cover you. 


HOW YOU OVERCOME FEAR 

Be full of the Word. Pray much in the spirit daily, building up your spirit-man. Confess the Word over your life daily. Walk in love: perfect love casts out fear.

1 John 4:18 (NKJV) There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 

Walk with God. Have an experiential walk with God by stepping out in faith when the Lord speaks, and when the Holy Spirit leads. As a result, you will overcome fear every time, and it will never torment you again.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

DON'T LET THE CONFESSION OF YOUR MOUTH BECOME YOUR PRISONProverbs 6:2 (NIV) if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth … Someone said, "Mighty men realise that our words dominate us. Mighty few men realise that our words dominate us."
Many people say they speak their minds. That isn't a bad practice if you have the mind of Christ. We, as believers, have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) and we can think the way Jesus thinks. But if you have a mind full of doubt and unbelief, you will only have a mind dominated by the devil. If you have a mind of fear and negativity, you will also have a mind dominated by the devil.Renew your mind with the Word of God and speak the Word. Never talk failure, as defeat and failure do not belong to the children of God. God never made us failures. We (our spirits) are born not of flesh or of the will of men, but the will of God. We are new creatures created by God in Christ Jesus.John 1:13 (NKJV) who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. Failures are human-made. They are made by wrong believing and wrong thinking – governed by our confession or saying.THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS SNARED Numbers 13:22 (NKJV) "Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them." Numbers 13:27-33 (NKJV)27 Then they told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan." 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it." 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we." 32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight." Numbers 14:1-4 - Their evil report affected the whole nation of Israel.
Numbers 14:22-23 (NIV)22 not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculous signs I performed in Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times — 23 not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. 
The nation of Israel was snared by what they believed. And what came out of their mouths infected the whole country with doubt and unbelief. They persistently and wilfully disobeyed, and tested God ten times and treated Him with contempt, causing them to lose their inheritance. But God's plan was still accomplished; another generation was raised.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

DONT LET THE CONFESSION OF YOUR MOUTH BECOME YOUR PRISON

Proverbs 6:2 (NIV) if you have been trapped by what you said, ensnared by the words of your mouth … 

Someone said, Mighty men realise that our words dominate us. Mighty few men realise that our words dominate us.

Many people say they speak their minds. That isnt a bad practice if you have the mind of Christ. We, as believers, have the mind of Christ (1 Corinthians 2:16) and we can think the way Jesus thinks. But if you have a mind full of doubt and unbelief, you will only have a mind dominated by the devil. If you have a mind of fear and negativity, you will also have a mind dominated by the devil.

Renew your mind with the Word of God and speak the Word. Never talk failure, as defeat and failure do not belong to the children of God. God never made us failures. We (our spirits) are born not of flesh or of the will of men, but the will of God. We are new creatures created by God in Christ Jesus.

John 1:13 (NKJV) who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 


Failures are human-made. They are made by wrong believing and wrong thinking – governed by our confession or saying.


THE NATION OF ISRAEL WAS SNARED 

Numbers 13:22 (NKJV) Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them. 

Numbers 13:27-33 (NKJV)
27 Then they told him, and said: We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 
28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan. 
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it. 
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we. 
32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. 
33 There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight. 

Numbers 14:1-4 - Their evil report affected the whole nation of Israel.


Numbers 14:22-23 (NIV)
22 not one of the men who saw my glory and the miraculous signs I performed in Egypt and in the desert but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times —  
23 not one of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their forefathers. No one who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. 


The nation of Israel was snared by what they believed. And what came out of their mouths infected the whole country with doubt and unbelief. They persistently and wilfully disobeyed, and tested God ten times and treated Him with contempt, causing them to lose their inheritance. But Gods plan was still accomplished; another generation was raised.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

YOUR LIFE IS SHAPED BY YOUR THOUGHTS Proverbs 4:23 (Good News Translation) "Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts."Your life is shaped by how you think and how you think is what you will become. What you think forms your belief system. Your belief system will then influence what you say and alter your genes. What you say will change your will and emotions, hence influencing your action plan.
What you say is always from what you have been thinking - your thought life.
Four sources influence your thought life and belief system:1. God's thoughts2. Your parent's thoughts3. Society (Western and Eastern)4. Satan's thoughts
These four sources form the environment of influence over your thought life - your belief system. It is from these environments that you perceive many things - some are true, while others are false. Often what we perceive influences our belief system, and there are also things we have perceived which are neither fact nor Bible Truth.We must always judge what we perceive with the Word of God, and with the Holy Spirit dwelling inside us. Many things in life are not directly stated in the Bible as to whether they are right or wrong. So we need to listen and be led by the Holy Spirit on the inside of us. He will guide us into all truth, and He will teach us all things.
We must reject anything we perceive that is against or not in line with the Word of God.
It all begins with the thought life, and this will shape our lives.
Eve was deceived by Satan all because of his suggestion which contradicted what God already said. Adam disobeyed because he followed Eve's instruction to eat, which opposed what God told him. The rest of the history of mankind was made from that day onwards in the Garden of Eden.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

YOUR LIFE IS SHAPED BY YOUR THOUGHTS 

Proverbs 4:23 (Good News Translation) Be careful how you think; your life is shaped by your thoughts.

Your life is shaped by how you think and how you think is what you will become. What you think forms your belief system. Your belief system will then influence what you say and alter your genes. What you say will change your will and emotions, hence influencing your action plan.


What you say is always from what you have been thinking - your thought life.


Four sources influence your thought life and belief system:
1. Gods thoughts
2. Your parents thoughts
3. Society (Western and Eastern)
4. Satans thoughts


These four sources form the environment of influence over your thought life - your belief system. It is from these environments that you perceive many things - some are true, while others are false. Often what we perceive influences our belief system, and there are also things we have perceived which are neither fact nor Bible Truth.


We must always judge what we perceive with the Word of God, and with the Holy Spirit dwelling inside us. Many things in life are not directly stated in the Bible as to whether they are right or wrong. So we need to listen and be led by the Holy Spirit on the inside of us. He will guide us into all truth, and He will teach us all things.


We must reject anything we perceive that is against or not in line with the Word of God.


It all begins with the thought life, and this will shape our lives.

Eve was deceived by Satan all because of his suggestion which contradicted what God already said. Adam disobeyed because he followed Eves instruction to eat, which opposed what God told him. The rest of the history of mankind was made from that day onwards in the Garden of Eden.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

SAY WHAT YOU BELIEVE, IT WILL BE DONEIf you can believe anything, it will be done for you. Because if you can believe it, you will say it. Whatever you believe, it will affect what you say. What you say is governed by what you believe.
The centurion said to Jesus to only speak the word, and his servant would be healed. Jesus replied by saying it would be according to his belief and what he said; it would be done for him. What the centurion believed and said, changed the life of his servant.Can a mother believe and say what she believes, altering the genes of her baby? Scientists are beginning to discover that what a mother believes can change the genes of the child in her womb.Jesus said you could move the mountain if you can believe, and say what you believe, only do not doubt.
Mark 11:23 (NKJV) For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.According to Jesus, we can alter the genes in our body according to what we believe. Do not believe that you have any cancer gene or any genetic disease. Do not believe that just because your parents have a certain cancer gene, then you must inherit that also. 
Instead, believe the curse of sickness was already laid on Jesus’ Spirit; He bore our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). What Jesus has borne, I need not bear. Believe the Holy Spirit is giving life to your mortal body.Romans 8:11 (NIV) And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Your genes are affected and altered by the Holy Spirit daily because He is giving life to your mortal body. You do not have the bad inherited gene. If there is any, it is being altered by the power of the Holy Ghost who dwells in you.
Say what you believe, and it will be done!Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

SAY WHAT YOU BELIEVE, IT WILL BE DONE

If you can believe anything, it will be done for you. Because if you can believe it, you will say it. Whatever you believe, it will affect what you say. What you say is governed by what you believe.


The centurion said to Jesus to only speak the word, and his servant would be healed. Jesus replied by saying it would be according to his belief and what he said; it would be done for him. What the centurion believed and said, changed the life of his servant.

Can a mother believe and say what she believes, altering the genes of her baby? Scientists are beginning to discover that what a mother believes can change the genes of the child in her womb.

Jesus said you could move the mountain if you can believe, and say what you believe, only do not doubt.


Mark 11:23 (NKJV) For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.


According to Jesus, we can alter the genes in our body according to what we believe. Do not believe that you have any cancer gene or any genetic disease. Do not believe that just because your parents have a certain cancer gene, then you must inherit that also. 


Instead, believe the curse of sickness was already laid on Jesus’ Spirit; He bore our sicknesses (Matthew 8:17). What Jesus has borne, I need not bear. Believe the Holy Spirit is giving life to your mortal body.

Romans 8:11 (NIV) And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.


Your genes are affected and altered by the Holy Spirit daily because He is giving life to your mortal body. You do not have the bad inherited gene. If there is any, it is being altered by the power of the Holy Ghost who dwells in you.


Say what you believe, and it will be done!

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

OUR THREE ATTITUDES AND THE FATHER'S THREE INTENTIONS 2 Kings 20:1-3,5,6 (NET)1 In those days Hezekiah was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, "This is what the Lord says, 'Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well.'" 2 He turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 3 "Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, and how I have carried out your will." Then Hezekiah wept bitterly. 5…' This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: "I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you… 6 I will add fifteen years to your life…"'"God sees and knows the future events. He told Hezekiah he was going to die. God told Hezekiah this to get him to pray, which he did (verse 2). If God wanted Hezekiah to die, He would not have revealed it to him. You can see that God wanted to help him and change his destiny. God is not our enemy, but He is Satan's. God always wants to deliver us, heal us, prosper us, provide for our every need, and give us what we want like a good Father. The Heavenly Father of unfailing love and grace always desires His children come and pray before Him. Prayer is bringing your situation before your Father, who has all the answers. There is nothing impossible with Him; if only you can believe, He will do it for you. There is no father like our Heavenly Father, who longs to see His children come before His throne of grace, to hear their voices of prayer. The Heavenly Father can do nothing for humankind unless someone prays.Hezekiah turned and faced the wall and prayed. When there is nowhere or no one to turn to, face the wall of despair and look to the Heavenly Father through prayer and supplication. Our spirits look to Him as He waits at the throne for us. His answers are already there at His throne of grace to help in times of dire need.
Hezekiah came before God to justify his case with three godly reasons:1. Firstly, he served God Faithfully - Hezekiah pleaded that he never served other gods, but there was only one God in his life, and whom he served. He did not claim he made no mistakes or was perfect. But he served God faithfully to the best of his knowledge.
2. Secondly, he served God with Wholehearted Devotion - Hezekiah was careful to serve God by not allowing anything to distract him nor sway him away from serving the purpose of God. He was neither devoted to fame nor fortune. Instead, his entire life was devoted to worshipping and serving God. In his failures and success, he was always devoted to God.3. Thirdly, he served the Will of God - Hezekiah lived to fulfil the plan of God. God's plan is His will. Hezekiah lived to do God's will, not his own will. When he served the will of God, he put God first. It was the most important point in his plea. We must centre our lives in the will of God and revolve around it. 
When our spirit and thoughts centre on the Heavenly Father's plan and purpose for our lives, then He can easily get our attention - to pray for situations that will confront us in the days to come. Compared to someone who lives for himself and life revolving around himself, that person will be less sensitive to the Holy Spirit. It will be easier on our part, for God to redirect our missteps, and help restore what is lost.When we are faithful and wholeheartedly devoted to God's plan and purpose, the Heavenly Father can redirect us back into His perfect will. He could restore the years the locusts have eaten, and bless us with more than what we lost. The Father's nature is such when He restores; the latter state will be better the former. 
Job 42:10 (NKJV) And the Lord restored Job's losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
God restored double what Job had before. God never takes away. But when the devil takes it away, God will bless you with double what the devil has stolen. God is not against us, but against all the devil will do.
Job 42:12,17 (NKJV) 12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning;17 So Job died, old and full of days.The Heavenly Father will bless us with more than when we first began as His child. The days ahead will be better than the lost days or years. Hence, there will be no lost days or years because the Father will make up for the lost days or years by doubling His blessings on us.James 5:11 (NKJV) Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.What is the Heavenly Father's intention for our lives? He intends to bless us the day we become His children; to start our journey with Him. After that, there are three other intentions:1. Firstly, the Heavenly Father will not allow the devil to destroy us.
2. Secondly, if the devil steals from us, He will restore and bless us more than before.
3. Thirdly, we will live till we are satisfied - to the full and in excess (full of days).Live for the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus; faithfully with wholehearted devotion, fulfilling His will.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

OUR THREE ATTITUDES AND THE FATHERS THREE INTENTIONS 

2 Kings 20:1-3,5,6 (NET)
1 In those days Hezekiah was stricken with a terminal illness. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz visited him and told him, This is what the Lord says, Give your household instructions, for you are about to die; you will not get well. 
2 He turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, 
3 Please, Lord. Remember how I have served you faithfully and with wholehearted devotion, and how I have carried out your will. Then Hezekiah wept bitterly. 
5… This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you… 
6 I will add fifteen years to your life…

God sees and knows the future events. He told Hezekiah he was going to die. God told Hezekiah this to get him to pray, which he did (verse 2). If God wanted Hezekiah to die, He would not have revealed it to him. You can see that God wanted to help him and change his destiny. God is not our enemy, but He is Satans. God always wants to deliver us, heal us, prosper us, provide for our every need, and give us what we want like a good Father. The Heavenly Father of unfailing love and grace always desires His children come and pray before Him. Prayer is bringing your situation before your Father, who has all the answers. There is nothing impossible with Him; if only you can believe, He will do it for you. There is no father like our Heavenly Father, who longs to see His children come before His throne of grace, to hear their voices of prayer. The Heavenly Father can do nothing for humankind unless someone prays.


Hezekiah turned and faced the wall and prayed. When there is nowhere or no one to turn to, face the wall of despair and look to the Heavenly Father through prayer and supplication. Our spirits look to Him as He waits at the throne for us. His answers are already there at His throne of grace to help in times of dire need.

Hezekiah came before God to justify his case with three godly reasons:

1. Firstly, he served God Faithfully - Hezekiah pleaded that he never served other gods, but there was only one God in his life, and whom he served. He did not claim he made no mistakes or was perfect. But he served God faithfully to the best of his knowledge.


2. Secondly, he served God with Wholehearted Devotion - Hezekiah was careful to serve God by not allowing anything to distract him nor sway him away from serving the purpose of God. He was neither devoted to fame nor fortune. Instead, his entire life was devoted to worshipping and serving God. In his failures and success, he was always devoted to God.

3. Thirdly, he served the Will of God - Hezekiah lived to fulfil the plan of God. Gods plan is His will. Hezekiah lived to do Gods will, not his own will. When he served the will of God, he put God first. It was the most important point in his plea. We must centre our lives in the will of God and revolve around it.  


When our spirit and thoughts centre on the Heavenly Fathers plan and purpose for our lives, then He can easily get our attention - to pray for situations that will confront us in the days to come. Compared to someone who lives for himself and life revolving around himself, that person will be less sensitive to the Holy Spirit. It will be easier on our part, for God to redirect our missteps, and help restore what is lost.

When we are faithful and wholeheartedly devoted to Gods plan and purpose, the Heavenly Father can redirect us back into His perfect will. He could restore the years the locusts have eaten, and bless us with more than what we lost. The Fathers nature is such when He restores; the latter state will be better the former. 

Job 42:10 (NKJV) And the Lord restored Jobs losses when he prayed for his friends. Indeed the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.


God restored double what Job had before. God never takes away. But when the devil takes it away, God will bless you with double what the devil has stolen. God is not against us, but against all the devil will do.


Job 42:12,17 (NKJV) 
12 Now the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his beginning;
17 So Job died, old and full of days.


The Heavenly Father will bless us with more than when we first began as His child. The days ahead will be better than the lost days or years. Hence, there will be no lost days or years because the Father will make up for the lost days or years by doubling His blessings on us.

James 5:11 (NKJV) Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful.

What is the Heavenly Fathers intention for our lives? He intends to bless us the day we become His children; to start our journey with Him. After that, there are three other intentions:

1. Firstly, the Heavenly Father will not allow the devil to destroy us.

2. Secondly, if the devil steals from us, He will restore and bless us more than before.

3. Thirdly, we will live till we are satisfied - to the full and in excess (full of days).

Live for the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus; faithfully with wholehearted devotion, fulfilling His will.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

THE SPIRIT AND MIND WAR AGAINST THE FLESH Romans 7:18 (NIV) For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 
Paul was separating his spirit and soul that wanted to do good, from his flesh that did not want to do good. He said, "I have the desire to do what is good." Who is the "I" Paul referred to? His spirit man. The spirit man desires to do good because he was created and came from God. But the spirit man found doing good was not in his sinful nature (flesh or body). 
The spirit man and the soul created by God, have the nature of God. After he sinned, the spirit man still has the desire to do good. But the spirit man cannot do good because of the demonic power of sin that overpowers the spirit man. 
Romans 7:19-20 (NIV) 19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing.20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 
As you notice, Paul said he wanted to do good, not evil. But he kept doing the evil because of the sinful nature present in his body. The Amplified version says, "the sin principle" was present in him; it was in his body. His spirit man was pulling him to do good while the sinful nature or the sin principle in his flesh was pulling him to do evil. Who was pulling his flesh to do evil? It was the demonic power of sin (the forces of demonic spirits) that was pulling his flesh to do evil, by stirring up the sinful nature in his body. Romans 7:21 (AMP) So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands. 
When the forces of demonic power tempt the flesh, it is these forces that are stirring up the sinful nature of the flesh by making a demand to sin. The spirit man and the mind is constantly battling the demands of the flesh and the forces of demonic power. Romans 7:22 (NIV) For in my inner being I delight in God's law … 
Paul's spirit man was the inner being that delighted in God's law. Romans 7:23 (NKJV) But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Paul said there was the sinful nature in his flesh (or bodily members). The appetites of the sinful nature, which is the lust of the flesh, stirred up by the power of sin. Warring against the law of his mind, will make him a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in members of his body. His mind did not want to do evil or to sin. Romans 7:25 (AMP) O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Paul then gave thanks to God for delivering him through Jesus Christ when he was born again. His spirit man, together with his renewed mind served the law of God, though his flesh or the sinful nature still wanted to serve the law of sin, which was operating in his flesh. After Paul was born again, he had the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in his spirit man. Therefore he had the power to serve the law of God, even though the flesh still wanted to serve the law of sin. However, before he was born again, even though his spirit man desired to do good and serve the law of God, the forces of demonic power would pull him to serve the law of sin. And he could not overcome it because he was still under the dominion of the demonic power of sin. Once he was born again, he was no longer under that dominion. Hence, Paul could say he put his body or flesh in submission to his spirit man. His spirit man took dominion over his body or flesh by bringing it into submission to his spirit man.
1 Corinthians 9:27 (AMP) But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]. Paul said, "I" the spirit man will buffet his body, discipline it by hardship and subdue his body and bring it into submission. Paul also said he (the spirit man) would take dominion and control of his body, and not allow the forces of demonic power of sin to stir up the sinful nature of his flesh to take control of it, and pull him to sin. The sinful nature of the body is easily stirred up by the spiritual forces of sin that oppresses the mind and emotions, and influences the will to make the decision to commit the act of sin with the body.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

THE SPIRIT AND MIND WAR AGAINST THE FLESH 

Romans 7:18 (NIV) For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. 


Paul was separating his spirit and soul that wanted to do good, from his flesh that did not want to do good. He said, I have the desire to do what is good. Who is the I Paul referred to? His spirit man. The spirit man desires to do good because he was created and came from God. But the spirit man found doing good was not in his sinful nature (flesh or body). 


The spirit man and the soul created by God, have the nature of God. After he sinned, the spirit man still has the desire to do good. But the spirit man cannot do good because of the demonic power of sin that overpowers the spirit man. 


Romans 7:19-20 (NIV) 
19 For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do - this I keep on doing.
20 Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. 


As you notice, Paul said he wanted to do good, not evil. But he kept doing the evil because of the sinful nature present in his body. The Amplified version says, the sin principle was present in him; it was in his body. His spirit man was pulling him to do good while the sinful nature or the sin principle in his flesh was pulling him to do evil. Who was pulling his flesh to do evil? It was the demonic power of sin (the forces of demonic spirits) that was pulling his flesh to do evil, by stirring up the sinful nature in his body. 

Romans 7:21 (AMP) So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands. 


When the forces of demonic power tempt the flesh, it is these forces that are stirring up the sinful nature of the flesh by making a demand to sin. The spirit man and the mind is constantly battling the demands of the flesh and the forces of demonic power. 

Romans 7:22 (NIV) For in my inner being I delight in Gods law … 

Pauls spirit man was the inner being that delighted in Gods law.

 Romans 7:23 (NKJV) But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. 

Paul said there was the sinful nature in his flesh (or bodily members). The appetites of the sinful nature, which is the lust of the flesh, stirred up by the power of sin. Warring against the law of his mind, will make him a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in members of his body. His mind did not want to do evil or to sin. 

Romans 7:25 (AMP) O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. 

Paul then gave thanks to God for delivering him through Jesus Christ when he was born again. His spirit man, together with his renewed mind served the law of God, though his flesh or the sinful nature still wanted to serve the law of sin, which was operating in his flesh. 

After Paul was born again, he had the power of the Holy Spirit dwelling in his spirit man. Therefore he had the power to serve the law of God, even though the flesh still wanted to serve the law of sin. However, before he was born again, even though his spirit man desired to do good and serve the law of God, the forces of demonic power would pull him to serve the law of sin. And he could not overcome it because he was still under the dominion of the demonic power of sin. Once he was born again, he was no longer under that dominion. 

Hence, Paul could say he put his body or flesh in submission to his spirit man. His spirit man took dominion over his body or flesh by bringing it into submission to his spirit man.


1 Corinthians 9:27 (AMP) But [like a boxer] I buffet my body [handle it roughly, discipline it by hardships] and subdue it, for fear that after proclaiming to others the Gospel and things pertaining to it, I myself should become unfit [not stand the test, be unapproved and rejected as a counterfeit]. 

Paul said, I the spirit man will buffet his body, discipline it by hardship and subdue his body and bring it into submission. Paul also said he (the spirit man) would take dominion and control of his body, and not allow the forces of demonic power of sin to stir up the sinful nature of his flesh to take control of it, and pull him to sin. 

The sinful nature of the body is easily stirred up by the spiritual forces of sin that oppresses the mind and emotions, and influences the will to make the decision to commit the act of sin with the body.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

DOES A CHRISTIAN NEED INNER HEALING (PART 2) NO NEED TO DIG UP THE PASTPsychology is defined as the scientific study of the mind and personal behaviour. Psychologists tend to dig up the past to help a person release past hurts. However, the heart of the matter is not mental but spiritual. Both the spirit and the soul are spiritual aspects of man. They are not physical. When someone is emotionally hurt, they usually have been hurt by words. Words are spirit; they are spiritual. Jesus said His Word is Spirit. 
John 6:63 (NKJV) ... The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. There is no need to dig up the past to remember the past to release our emotions from old hurts. The past mistakes will only bring condemnation. The devil will use the thoughts of the past to oppress our emotions through our thinking (mind). The Word of God is powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. It will cut the past emotional hurts away and set you free, and you will be free indeed. John 8:36 (NKJV) Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God. When the Son, Jesus, or the Word sets you free, you will be forever free. Jesus does not need to bring up your past to set you free. The Word alone, who is Jesus Himself, sets you free. 
John 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:14 (NKJV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. The Word was God, and the Word is God. The Word became flesh was Jesus on earth. The Word, or Jesus, is full of grace and truth. If God is Almighty, Jesus is Almighty; therefore, His Word is Almighty. It is mighty enough to set you free from any emotional hurts. God is Spirit, Jesus is God. Jesus is Spirit, the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word is Spirit, and the Word that Jesus speaks is Spirit. The Word the Holy Spirit speaks into the spirit man is Spirit. They are Spirit and life. The Word your spirit man receives is Spirit, and it is mighty enough to set your mind and emotions free from any bondage to past hurts or fear. I encourage you to release the Word of Truth that your spirit man receives from the Holy Spirit, through your mouth. Then you will be releasing the power of life to set your soul free. When the Word sets you free, you are free indeed because it is Jesus who sets you free - Jesus is the Word. The Word of God in our mouth is like God’s Word in His mouth. It has to be released through our spirit and soul. Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. When we release the Word of God through our mouths, we frame our souls and bodies with it. The Word of Truth will frame our souls in perfect peace and keep our bodies in perfect health. If His Word framed the worlds and they still remain where the Word frames them, will His Word not be able to frame us in, in perfect peace and perfect health? Indeed, His Word is able, and the Heavenly Father is willing! His unfailing love is able and willing to do exceedingly abundantly what we dare ask or imagine. 
When God forgives us, He remembers our past no more. Therefore, you do not need to dig up the past to be released into the future. God can do far more than what psychologists can do. The Father’s unfailing love has wiped away our past, and we are free to be released into our future. He remembers the past no more. 
Hebrews 1:3 (NKJV) who [ Jesus] being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, …See the power of His Word in this verse. The worlds were created and framed by His Word. His Word will uphold what His Word has created. His Word will set us free, His Word will frame us in, and His Word will uphold us in our perfect state. His Word will continue to uphold our emotions in perfect peace, our minds to keep them sound, and our bodies in perfect health. 
He created the worlds with His Word. His Word can recreate and renew, repair and restore, refresh and rejuvenate our spirits, minds and emotions, and our physical bodies which are the temples of God. Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

DOES A CHRISTIAN NEED INNER HEALING (PART 2) 

NO NEED TO DIG UP THE PAST

Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the mind and personal behaviour. Psychologists tend to dig up the past to help a person release past hurts. However, the heart of the matter is not mental but spiritual. 

Both the spirit and the soul are spiritual aspects of man. They are not physical. When someone is emotionally hurt, they usually have been hurt by words. Words are spirit; they are spiritual. Jesus said His Word is Spirit. 


John 6:63 (NKJV) ... The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life. 

There is no need to dig up the past to remember the past to release our emotions from old hurts. The past mistakes will only bring condemnation. The devil will use the thoughts of the past to oppress our emotions through our thinking (mind). The Word of God is powerful, sharper than any two-edged sword. It will cut the past emotional hurts away and set you free, and you will be free indeed. 

John 8:36 (NKJV) Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. 


Jesus is the Word, and the Word is God. When the Son, Jesus, or the Word sets you free, you will be forever free. Jesus does not need to bring up your past to set you free. The Word alone, who is Jesus Himself, sets you free. 


John 1:1 (NKJV) In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

John 1:14 (NKJV) And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. 

The Word was God, and the Word is God. The Word became flesh was Jesus on earth. The Word, or Jesus, is full of grace and truth. If God is Almighty, Jesus is Almighty; therefore, His Word is Almighty. It is mighty enough to set you free from any emotional hurts. 

God is Spirit, Jesus is God. Jesus is Spirit, the Holy Spirit is Spirit. The Word is Spirit, and the Word that Jesus speaks is Spirit. The Word the Holy Spirit speaks into the spirit man is Spirit. They are Spirit and life. The Word your spirit man receives is Spirit, and it is mighty enough to set your mind and emotions free from any bondage to past hurts or fear. I encourage you to release the Word of Truth that your spirit man receives from the Holy Spirit, through your mouth. Then you will be releasing the power of life to set your soul free. When the Word sets you free, you are free indeed because it is Jesus who sets you free - Jesus is the Word. 

The Word of God in our mouth is like God’s Word in His mouth. It has to be released through our spirit and soul. 

Hebrews 11:3 (NKJV) By faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible. 

When we release the Word of God through our mouths, we frame our souls and bodies with it. The Word of Truth will frame our souls in perfect peace and keep our bodies in perfect health. If His Word framed the worlds and they still remain where the Word frames them, will His Word not be able to frame us in, in perfect peace and perfect health? Indeed, His Word is able, and the Heavenly Father is willing! His unfailing love is able and willing to do exceedingly abundantly what we dare ask or imagine. 


When God forgives us, He remembers our past no more. Therefore, you do not need to dig up the past to be released into the future. God can do far more than what psychologists can do. The Father’s unfailing love has wiped away our past, and we are free to be released into our future. He remembers the past no more. 


Hebrews 1:3 (NKJV) who [ Jesus] being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the Word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, …

See the power of His Word in this verse. The worlds were created and framed by His Word. His Word will uphold what His Word has created. 


His Word will set us free, His Word will frame us in, and His Word will uphold us in our perfect state. His Word will continue to uphold our emotions in perfect peace, our minds to keep them sound, and our bodies in perfect health. 


He created the worlds with His Word. His Word can recreate and renew, repair and restore, refresh and rejuvenate our spirits, minds and emotions, and our physical bodies which are the temples of God. 

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread

DOES A CHRISTIAN NEED INNER HEALING? (PART 1) If you are a Christian, your spirit is born again and recreated a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are righteous and holy and have all the fruit of the Spirit. Since your spirit man is born again, and the Holy Spirit dwells with you, the spirit man does not need any inner healing. The Holy Spirit of life continues to renew your spirit man daily (2 Corinthians 4:16). 
THE SOUL NEEDS TO BE RELEASED FROM HURTS However, the devil could bring back thoughts of bad experiences and encounters, and will try to oppress your emotions with fear, bitterness, hatred, anger and unforgiveness. Your will can also be paralysed by fear, causing it to come against the mind. These emotions therefore need to be released from those oppressive feelings. It is your soul that needs help. Getting your mind renewed and releasing your emotions from all hurts will close the door to the devil. Bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness and anger will culminate in sickness and disease. 
The mind needs to be renewed and transformed by the Word of Truth daily, so that we may be able to discern what the good and perfect will of God for our lives is. The seat of all decisions is the will, and the mind influences the will. In other words, the mind processes all the thoughts and then influences the will to make a decision. The mind can be influenced by other people's thoughts and ideas or by the devil's. If this happens, the decision is made based on thoughts and ideas that may not be God's. On the other hand, when the mind is being renewed with the Word of Truth, the will can yield to God's thinking and line itself up with His thoughts. 
BE FREE FROM PAST HURTS AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS If someone has done you wrong and causes you to have feelings of unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, hatred and fear, then begin to pray in unknown tongues for that person. It is easier to pray in unknown tongues for a person who has done you wrong than praying with your understanding because often you do not feel like praying for that person. 
It is hard to think of right words to pray for that person. But praying in unknown tongues bypasses the mind and emotions. Praying in unknown tongues is praying out of your spirit with utterances coming from the Holy Spirit and the Father in Heaven. 
When you pray in unknown tongues, you release tremendous power from the Holy Ghost, and it in turn removes any hurt feelings from your emotions and restores it. It will also free your mind from fearful thoughts. Let's take a look at what the Scripture says.
Matthew 5:44 (NKJV) But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you … The Word of God is sharp and more powerful than any two-edged sword. Meditating on the Scriptures and speaking them forth will release your emotions from pain. Furthermore, the Word is Spirit. When you speak the Word of God, it will release your emotions from any hurt. This is how you get healed in your emotions. 
Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. 
We use our tongue to speak words. This Scripture can also be read like this: "Death and life are in the power of the word that comes out of our mouth," especially when we speak out of our spirit. When the Word of God is given to our spirit by the Holy Spirit, it comes to our mind. We then yield our will to speak those words. By doing so, we release the power of life or the Spirit of life. The Word of God from the Holy Spirit, released through our mind, will and mouth, is Spirit, and it is life. It produces the fruit of life, not death. 
In the same way, if the devil puts thoughts and ideas into your mind, and you release it through your will and mouth by verbalising those thoughts, it will release the power of death or the spirit of death. It produces the fruit of death. 
However, the power of life or the Spirit of life released through your mind, will and mouth, is powerful enough to release and heal your emotional hurts. It sets you free from the oppression of your emotions. 
Jesus said, know the truth and the truth will set you free or make you free. The truth is His Word. When His Word is released through your mind, will and mouth, it will release tremendous power to set your soul free. Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

DOES A CHRISTIAN NEED INNER HEALING? (PART 1) 

If you are a Christian, your spirit is born again and recreated a new creation in Christ Jesus. You are righteous and holy and have all the fruit of the Spirit. Since your spirit man is born again, and the Holy Spirit dwells with you, the spirit man does not need any inner healing. The Holy Spirit of life continues to renew your spirit man daily (2 Corinthians 4:16).
 

THE SOUL NEEDS TO BE RELEASED FROM HURTS 

However, the devil could bring back thoughts of bad experiences and encounters, and will try to oppress your emotions with fear, bitterness, hatred, anger and unforgiveness. Your will can also be paralysed by fear, causing it to come against the mind. These emotions therefore need to be released from those oppressive feelings. It is your soul that needs help. 

Getting your mind renewed and releasing your emotions from all hurts will close the door to the devil. Bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness and anger will culminate in sickness and disease. 

The mind needs to be renewed and transformed by the Word of Truth daily, so that we may be able to discern what the good and perfect will of God for our lives is. The seat of all decisions is the will, and the mind influences the will. In other words, the mind processes all the thoughts and then influences the will to make a decision. The mind can be influenced by other peoples thoughts and ideas or by the devils. If this happens, the decision is made based on thoughts and ideas that may not be Gods. 

On the other hand, when the mind is being renewed with the Word of Truth, the will can yield to Gods thinking and line itself up with His thoughts. 


BE FREE FROM PAST HURTS AND NEGATIVE EMOTIONS 

If someone has done you wrong and causes you to have feelings of unforgiveness, bitterness, anger, hatred and fear, then begin to pray in unknown tongues for that person. It is easier to pray in unknown tongues for a person who has done you wrong than praying with your understanding because often you do not feel like praying for that person. 


It is hard to think of right words to pray for that person. But praying in unknown tongues bypasses the mind and emotions. Praying in unknown tongues is praying out of your spirit with utterances coming from the Holy Spirit and the Father in Heaven.
 

When you pray in unknown tongues, you release tremendous power from the Holy Ghost, and it in turn removes any hurt feelings from your emotions and restores it. It will also free your mind from fearful thoughts. Lets take a look at what the Scripture says.


Matthew 5:44 (NKJV) But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you … 


The Word of God is sharp and more powerful than any two-edged sword. Meditating on the Scriptures and speaking them forth will release your emotions from pain. Furthermore, the Word is Spirit. When you speak the Word of God, it will release your emotions from any hurt. This is how you get healed in your emotions. 


Proverbs 18:21 (NKJV) Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit. 


We use our tongue to speak words. This Scripture can also be read like this: Death and life are in the power of the word that comes out of our mouth, especially when we speak out of our spirit. When the Word of God is given to our spirit by the Holy Spirit, it comes to our mind. We then yield our will to speak those words. By doing so, we release the power of life or the Spirit of life. The Word of God from the Holy Spirit, released through our mind, will and mouth, is Spirit, and it is life. It produces the fruit of life, not death. 


In the same way, if the devil puts thoughts and ideas into your mind, and you release it through your will and mouth by verbalising those thoughts, it will release the power of death or the spirit of death. It produces the fruit of death. 

However, the power of life or the Spirit of life released through your mind, will and mouth, is powerful enough to release and heal your emotional hurts. It sets you free from the oppression of your emotions. 


Jesus said, know the truth and the truth will set you free or make you free. The truth is His Word. When His Word is released through your mind, will and mouth, it will release tremendous power to set your soul free. 

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
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GOD SAW IN 120 YEARS THEY WOULD SUDDENLY BE DESTROYED BY THE FLOOD Genesis 6:3 (NKJV) And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”What did God mean when He said, “…his [man] days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Did God mean that we shall all live till one hundred and twenty years? The New English Translation of Genesis 6:3 says, "...They will remain for 120 more years." That means from the time God said He would not always protect them (mankind), they would live for 120 more years till the time the flood came.Genesis 5:32 (NET) After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.Noah had three sons after he was 500 years old. Let’s look at the scriptures below to understand how God felt towards mankind.Genesis 6:5–7 (NIV)5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”The Lord saw the human race had become very wicked, and all the time, the thoughts of their hearts turned towards evil. Hence the Lord could not protect them and allowed the whole human race to be suddenly destroyed.Genesis 6:8-9 (NET)8 But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God.Only Noah received favour from the Lord because he was not infected by evil. He was blameless in God’s sight and walked with Him.Genesis 6:11–14 (NET)11 The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. 12 God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. 13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. 14 Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out.God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. The whole human race and all the living creatures were evil, and the earth was ruined in God’s sight. God had to allow them to be destroyed. For God already said in Genesis 6:3, He would not always protect humankind. But to save Noah, the Lord gave him specific instructions to build the Ark.Genesis 7:6 (NET) Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed the earth.When Noah completed building the Ark, the flood came. He was 600 years old when the human race and all living creatures on the earth were destroyed. Notice in Genesis 6:3 God said that He would not protect the human race and in Genesis 6:14 He told Noah to build the Ark. Therefore from Genesis 6:3 when God stopped protecting the human race till the flood covered the earth, it was 120 years. Thus, God was not giving man a general promise that he should live till 120 years. God saw man was exceedingly wicked, and every thought of theirs was evil. That was why God said He would not protect the human race, and in 120 years, the human race would suddenly be destroyed. God sees the end from the beginning. He saw in 120 years, there was going to be a catastrophic flood. As His protection was not upon the human race, they would be destroyed by this flood. What is God’s promise to the human race? With long life, He will satisfy and show us His salvation. This was and still is God’s promise to us today. Noah lived till 950 years after the flood. God will not stop you from living till 950 years if you can.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

GOD SAW IN 120 YEARS THEY WOULD SUDDENLY BE DESTROYED BY THE FLOOD 

Genesis 6:3 (NKJV) And the Lord said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years.”

What did God mean when He said, “…his [man] days shall be one hundred and twenty years.” Did God mean that we shall all live till one hundred and twenty years? 

The New English Translation of Genesis 6:3 says, ...They will remain for 120 more years. That means from the time God said He would not always protect them (mankind), they would live for 120 more years till the time the flood came.

Genesis 5:32 (NET) After Noah was 500 years old, he became the father of Shem, Ham, and Japheth.

Noah had three sons after he was 500 years old. Let’s look at the scriptures below to understand how God felt towards mankind.

Genesis 6:5–7 (NIV)
5 The Lord saw how great the wickedness of the human race had become on the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of the human heart was only evil all the time. 
6 The Lord regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and his heart was deeply troubled. 
7 So the Lord said, “I will wipe from the face of the earth the human race I have created—and with them the animals, the birds and the creatures that move along the ground—for I regret that I have made them.”

The Lord saw the human race had become very wicked, and all the time, the thoughts of their hearts turned towards evil. Hence the Lord could not protect them and allowed the whole human race to be suddenly destroyed.

Genesis 6:8-9 (NET)
8 But Noah found favor in the sight of the Lord.
9 This is the account of Noah. Noah was a godly man; he was blameless among his contemporaries. He walked with God.

Only Noah received favour from the Lord because he was not infected by evil. He was blameless in God’s sight and walked with Him.

Genesis 6:11–14 (NET)
11 The earth was ruined in the sight of God; the earth was filled with violence. 
12 God saw the earth, and indeed it was ruined, for all living creatures on the earth were sinful. 
13 So God said to Noah, “I have decided that all living creatures must die, for the earth is filled with violence because of them. Now I am about to destroy them and the earth. 
14 Make for yourself an ark of cypress wood. Make rooms in the ark, and cover it with pitch inside and out.

God saw that the earth had become corrupt and was filled with violence. The whole human race and all the living creatures were evil, and the earth was ruined in God’s sight. God had to allow them to be destroyed. For God already said in Genesis 6:3, He would not always protect humankind. But to save Noah, the Lord gave him specific instructions to build the Ark.

Genesis 7:6 (NET) Noah was 600 years old when the floodwaters engulfed the earth.

When Noah completed building the Ark, the flood came. He was 600 years old when the human race and all living creatures on the earth were destroyed. Notice in Genesis 6:3 God said that He would not protect the human race and in Genesis 6:14 He told Noah to build the Ark. Therefore from Genesis 6:3 when God stopped protecting the human race till the flood covered the earth, it was 120 years. 

Thus, God was not giving man a general promise that he should live till 120 years. God saw man was exceedingly wicked, and every thought of theirs was evil. That was why God said He would not protect the human race, and in 120 years, the human race would suddenly be destroyed. God sees the end from the beginning. He saw in 120 years, there was going to be a catastrophic flood. As His protection was not upon the human race, they would be destroyed by this flood. 

What is God’s promise to the human race? With long life, He will satisfy and show us His salvation. This was and still is God’s promise to us today. Noah lived till 950 years after the flood. God will not stop you from living till 950 years if you can.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://faithchurch.sg
#goodtoread
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