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Deuteronomy 7:9 (AMP)9 Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy ...God is a faithful Father, who keeps covenant, steadfast love and mercy.Now in the Old Testament, the children of Israel had to obey God before they were blessed. In the New Covenant, Jesus obeyed the Father; therefore, we are already blessed with all the spiritual blessings because we are in Christ Jesus. In the New Covenant, we are blessed before we receive our blessings. For this reason, the conditions of the Old Covenant do not apply to us.All we have to do in the New Covenant is when we hear the spoken Word of Christ, we believe and do as He instructs us. He speaks to us by the Holy Spirit of grace, and when we obey the instructions of the Spirit of grace, His blessings will come upon us unconditionally.Deuteronomy 7:13–15 (AMP)13 And He will love you, bless you, and multiply [increase] you;... 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples ...15 And the Lord will take away from you all sickness ...It continues to say that the Father loves you, and because He loves you, He blesses you unconditionally in the New Covenant. The Father will also increase you unconditionally.Deuteronomy 10:15 (AMP)15 Yet the Lord had a delight in loving your fathers, and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.We continue to see the Father of love in the Old Covenant and how He loves Abraham and his descendants.Deuteronomy 10:18 (AMP)18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.The Father loves the strangers or foreigners living outside their own country. He is a just God.Deuteronomy 23:5 (AMP) Nevertheless, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the Lord your God loves you.After they came out of Egypt, the enemies in the land of promise hired Balaam to curse Israel, but the curse turned into blessings instead, because the Father loved them.Under the New Covenant, the Father sent Jesus because He loves the wicked world, which is in darkness, and blesses the world before we even obey Him to be born again, and to be one with Christ.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Deuteronomy 7:9 (AMP)
9 Know, recognize, and understand therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, Who keeps covenant and steadfast love and mercy ...
God is a faithful Father, who keeps covenant, steadfast love and mercy.

Now in the Old Testament, the children of Israel had to obey God before they were blessed. In the New Covenant, Jesus obeyed the Father; therefore, we are already blessed with all the spiritual blessings because we are in Christ Jesus. In the New Covenant, we are blessed before we receive our blessings. For this reason, the conditions of the Old Covenant do not apply to us.

All we have to do in the New Covenant is when we hear the spoken Word of Christ, we believe and do as He instructs us. He speaks to us by the Holy Spirit of grace, and when we obey the instructions of the Spirit of grace, His blessings will come upon us unconditionally.

Deuteronomy 7:13–15 (AMP)
13 And He will love you, bless you, and multiply [increase] you;... 
14 You shall be blessed above all peoples ...
15 And the Lord will take away from you all sickness ...

It continues to say that the Father loves you, and because He loves you, He blesses you unconditionally in the New Covenant. The Father will also increase you unconditionally.

Deuteronomy 10:15 (AMP)
15 Yet the Lord had a delight in loving your fathers, and He chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day.

We continue to see the Father of love in the Old Covenant and how He loves Abraham and his descendants.

Deuteronomy 10:18 (AMP)
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger or temporary resident and gives him food and clothing.

The Father loves the strangers or foreigners living outside their own country. He is a just God.

Deuteronomy 23:5 (AMP) Nevertheless, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam, but the Lord your God turned the curse into a blessing to you, because the Lord your God loves you.

After they came out of Egypt, the enemies in the land of promise hired Balaam to curse Israel, but the curse turned into blessings instead, because the Father loved them.

Under the New Covenant, the Father sent Jesus because He loves the wicked world, which is in 

darkness, and blesses the world before we even obey Him to be born again, and to be one with Christ.

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

Deuteronomy 7:7–8 (NKJV)7 The Lord did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people. 8 But because the Lord loves you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.God is the same in the Old Testament as He is in the New Testament. He was God to the nation of Israel, but He is Father unto us. We live in a better covenant than the Israelites in the Old Covenant. Our covenant established by Jesus Christ and His blood is established on better terms and promises.Deuteronomy 7 talks about the nation of Israel, who was in captivity in Egypt for more than 400 years before being delivered.Verse 7 tells us that the Father did not set His love on them because they were more in number.Verse 8 says the Father and the Lord Jesus loved them. Furthermore, He is a covenant-keeping God. What He has spoken, He will fulfil. Notice that firstly, it was because the Father loved them. Because God is love and He loved them, He was faithful to keep His covenant with them. He delivered them from the bondage of Egypt. The Father loved them and kept His covenant unconditionally with them. We see the love of the Father and His unconditional grace in the deliverance of Israel from Egypt.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Deuteronomy 7:7–8 (NKJV)
7 The Lord did not set His love upon you and choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the fewest of all people. 
8 But because the Lord loves you and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

God is the same in the Old Testament as He is in the New Testament. He was God to the nation of Israel, but He is Father unto us. We live in a better covenant than the Israelites in the Old Covenant. Our covenant established by Jesus Christ and His blood is established on better terms and promises.

Deuteronomy 7 talks about the nation of Israel, who was in captivity in Egypt for more than 400 years before being delivered.

Verse 7 tells us that the Father did not set His love on them because they were more in number.

Verse 8 says the Father and the Lord Jesus loved them. Furthermore, He is a covenant-keeping God. What He has spoken, He will fulfil. Notice that firstly, it was because the Father loved them. Because God is love and He loved them, He was faithful to keep His covenant with them. He delivered them from the bondage of Egypt. 

The Father loved them and kept His covenant unconditionally with them. We see the love of the Father and His unconditional grace in the deliverance of Israel from Egypt.

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

2 Corinthians 1:8–10 (NKJV)8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. 9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, …
Paul and his companions had gone through some very perilous times where they despaired even of life. Nevertheless, when there seemed to be no hope of survival, Paul was still confident that God would deliver them again, which He did.
2 Corinthians 1:11 (AMP) While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace [gift of grace, gracious favor] (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.Paul gave credit to the Corinthian church because they helped in praying for his deliverance. Paul said they helped and laboured together with him, and others in prayer. Paul had a settled confidence for his future deliverance. He was confident in the God who would deliver him again and again.
I want you to take notice of the Amplified version of verse 11. Paul said after their deliverance, many of them who prayed gave thanks to God for the gift of grace. It was the gracious favour which Paul and those with him received. Paul categorised his deliverance as the gift of grace or the gracious favour of God given to them; granted to them because of the prayers of the Corinthian church. Paul himself said the favour they received came through the prayers of the church. 
When we, as the local church, come together to pray in united prayer, especially in unknown tongues, or in small groups, and even in individual prayer, much favour is being multiplied upon us. 
When we are born again and made righteous in Christ, the Father puts His favour upon us as a shield. This favour of the Father’s unfailing love will be multiplied to us through the Word, through His Wisdom, and prayer. On top of that, there will be occasions where the Father may speak to us a word for a specific situation, or the Holy Spirit may lead us to go deeper in prayer. When this happens, the Father is multiplying His favour upon us. As we individually have a deeper cry and longing for the Word, the Father multiplies His favour upon us. It is because of the depth of our relationship with the Father. Some may have a deeper relationship with the Father and Jesus; having a deeper knowing of the Heavenly Father and Jesus. But it is different for every individual in Christ. Some may have more favour with the Heavenly Father than others.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

2 Corinthians 1:8–10 (NKJV)
8 For we do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, of our trouble which came to us in Asia: that we were burdened beyond measure, above strength, so that we despaired even of life. 
9 Yes, we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves but in God who raises the dead, 
10 who delivered us from so great a death, and does deliver us; in whom we trust that He will still deliver us, …


Paul and his companions had gone through some very perilous times where they despaired even of life. Nevertheless, when there seemed to be no hope of survival, Paul was still confident that God would deliver them again, which He did.


2 Corinthians 1:11 (AMP) While you also cooperate by your prayers for us [helping and laboring together with us]. Thus [the lips of] many persons [turned toward God will eventually] give thanks on our behalf for the grace [gift of grace, gracious favor] (the blessing of deliverance) granted us at the request of the many who have prayed.


Paul gave credit to the Corinthian church because they helped in praying for his deliverance. Paul said they helped and laboured together with him, and others in prayer. Paul had a settled confidence for his future deliverance. He was confident in the God who would deliver him again and again.


I want you to take notice of the Amplified version of verse 11. Paul said after their deliverance, many of them who prayed gave thanks to God for the gift of grace. It was the gracious favour which Paul and those with him received. Paul categorised his deliverance as the gift of grace or the gracious favour of God given to them; granted to them because of the prayers of the Corinthian church. Paul himself said the favour they received came through the prayers of the church. 


When we, as the local church, come together to pray in united prayer, especially in unknown tongues, or in small groups, and even in individual prayer, much favour is being multiplied upon us. 


When we are born again and made righteous in Christ, the Father puts His favour upon us as a shield. This favour of the Father’s unfailing love will be multiplied to us through the Word, through His Wisdom, and prayer. On top of that, there will be occasions where the Father may speak to us a word for a specific situation, or the Holy Spirit may lead us to go deeper in prayer. When this happens, the Father is multiplying His favour upon us. As we individually have a deeper cry and longing for the Word, the Father multiplies His favour upon us. It is because of the depth of our relationship with the Father. Some may have a deeper relationship with the Father and Jesus; having a deeper knowing of the Heavenly Father and Jesus. But it is different for every individual in Christ. Some may have more favour with the Heavenly Father than others.

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

Proverbs 8:35 (AMP) For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.This Scripture talks about divine wisdom from God. If we find it, there is life from it. When we draw wisdom from the Heavenly Father, we will obtain favour; a supernatural favour that is beyond human favour, given to you unconditionally. The difference between supernatural favour and natural human favour is that the one from God will influence people to give you favour beyond what they would usually give. They do so without them even knowing the reason why. In other words, people like you for no reason at all.The Heavenly Father Who created the heavens and the earth has infinite wisdom, which is far beyond what we can comprehend or imagine. His is simply inexhaustible. Even the wisest man on earth should still ask Him for it. When we ask the Father for wisdom, we will have both His wisdom and our wisdom that we possess, and combining both the supernatural and the natural to tackle every issue of life. James says we can ask God for wisdom, for we will always lack in comparison to Him.James 1:5 (NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.Ask the Father for specific wisdom; for example, if you are facing a very challenging task that you have never come across before. Ask Him for wisdom to handle the challenges at hand. Then He will give you specific wisdom to deal with that issue. Proverbs 2:3–6 (KJV 1900)3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, And liftest up thy voice for understanding;4 If thou seekest her as silver, And searchest for her as for hid treasures;5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.“To cry after knowledge” is like someone who cries out of his heart for knowledge. It is a passionate and honest appeal; not a casual asking. There is a longing for this knowledge of the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus. “To lift up” means to surrender to someone. In this Scripture, it says surrender to the Lord for understanding because ours is futile, so we need the Lord’s. However, before that, there must be a surrendering of yourself to His understanding. Seek His knowledge and understanding because they are more precious than silver, and are like hidden treasures that need to be dug deep to retrieve them. As a result, we will have reverence for the Lord because there is no knowledge or understanding higher than His. When we begin to have reverence for Him, then we will find His knowledge.Hence this passage of Scriptures tells us to have a longing cry for deeper knowledge and understanding of the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus, with an attitude of surrendering to Him. This attitude of the soul that seeks the Father and the Lord Jesus will result in much deeper wisdom, knowledge and understanding. With this comes a greater measure of His favour, together with wisdom. Prayer: Heavenly Father, by Your grace, grant us this deeper cry in our spirit and soul that we may have a deeper knowledge and understanding of You, and deeper wisdom from You. Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Proverbs 8:35 (AMP) For whoever finds me [Wisdom] finds life and draws forth and obtains favor from the Lord.

This Scripture talks about divine wisdom from God. If we find it, there is life from it. When we draw wisdom from the Heavenly Father, we will obtain favour;  a supernatural favour that is beyond human favour, given to you unconditionally. The difference between supernatural favour and natural human favour is that the one from God will influence people to give you favour beyond what they would usually give. They do so without them even knowing the reason why. In other words, people like you for no reason at all.

The Heavenly Father Who created the heavens and the earth has infinite wisdom, which is far beyond what we can comprehend or imagine. His is simply inexhaustible. Even the wisest man on earth should still ask Him for it. When we ask the Father for wisdom, we will have both His wisdom and our wisdom that we possess, and combining both the supernatural and the natural to tackle every issue of life. James says we can ask God for wisdom, for we will always lack in comparison to Him.

James 1:5 (NIV) If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.

Ask the Father for specific wisdom; for example, if you are facing a very challenging task that you have never come across before. Ask Him for wisdom to handle the challenges at hand. Then He will give you specific wisdom to deal with that issue. 

Proverbs 2:3–6 (KJV 1900)
3 Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, And liftest up thy voice for understanding;
4 If thou seekest her as silver, And searchest for her as for hid treasures;
5 Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, And find the knowledge of God.
6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: Out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

“To cry after knowledge” is like someone who cries out of his heart for knowledge. It is a passionate and honest appeal; not a casual asking. There is a longing for this knowledge of the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus. “To lift up” means to surrender to someone. In this Scripture, it says surrender to the Lord for understanding because ours is futile, so we need the Lord’s. However, before that, there must be a surrendering of yourself to His understanding. Seek His knowledge and understanding because they are more precious than silver, and are like hidden treasures that need to be dug deep to retrieve them. As a result, we will have reverence for the Lord because there is no knowledge or understanding higher than His. When we begin to have reverence for Him, then we will find His knowledge.

Hence this passage of Scriptures tells us to have a longing cry for deeper knowledge and understanding of the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus, with an attitude of surrendering to Him. This attitude of the soul that seeks the Father and the Lord Jesus will result in much deeper wisdom, knowledge and understanding. With this comes a greater measure of His favour, together with wisdom. 

Prayer: Heavenly Father, by Your grace, grant us this deeper cry in our spirit and soul that we may have a deeper knowledge and understanding of You, and deeper wisdom from You. 

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

Proverbs 3:1–4 (NIV)1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.Proverbs tells us not to forget His Word (teaching) but to keep it in our spirits. The Word is God and God is the Word. The Word is Jesus and God is love, and the Word is love. When we keep His Word in our spirits, it will prolong our lives many years and bring peace and prosperity. When we obey His Word, it will not only prosper us spiritually and physically, but materially and financially as well. The Word of God will not make us fail; instead, it generates success. God is not a God of failure but success and prosperity. People put on precious jewels and gold around their necks. When the Scripture tells us to bind love and faithfulness around our neck, it is telling us how we should treat the Word. Be faithful in keeping it like precious jewels and gold. Let keeping the Word and faithfulness in obeying the Word, be seen as precious ornaments around our necks. Then we will have favour with both God and man. Notice the Scriptures consistently say that once we have favour with God, we will also have favour with man. We must seek to obey the Word of God so that we may have favour with Him. Consequently, favour with man follows. We must not seek the favour of man but disobey God; having favour with man does not mean you have favour with God. Since grace is favour from God, it is therefore multiplied through the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ as seen in this Scripture. 2 Peter 1:2 (AMP) May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.Knowledge that does not reveal God and the Lord Jesus does not multiply God’s grace to us. This kind of knowledge only puffs a person up. Knowledge that reveals the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus must be believed and obeyed, then the favour of God will be multiplied to you. The knowledge of God not kept, is rejected knowledge. When you reject the knowledge from the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus, you reject His favour. So determine in your heart to seek this knowledge. Believe the knowledge revealed to you, and then obey the knowledge entrusted to you. Thereupon, the favour of God multiplied to you will be seen, and you will have favour with God. Subsequently, others will be influenced by the favour of God upon you. Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Proverbs 3:1–4 (NIV)
1 My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart,
2 for they will prolong your life many years and bring you peace and prosperity.
3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. 
4 Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.

Proverbs tells us not to forget His Word (teaching) but to keep it in our spirits. The Word is God and God is the Word. The Word is Jesus and God is love, and the Word is love. When we keep His Word in our spirits, it will prolong our lives many years and bring peace and prosperity. When we obey His Word, it will not only prosper us spiritually and physically, but materially and financially as well. The Word of God will not make us fail; instead, it generates success. God is not a God of failure but success and prosperity. 

People put on precious jewels and gold around their necks. When the Scripture tells us to bind love and faithfulness around our neck, it is telling us how we should treat the Word. Be faithful in keeping it like precious jewels and gold. Let keeping the Word and faithfulness in obeying the Word, be seen as precious ornaments around our necks. 

Then we will have favour with both God and man. Notice the Scriptures consistently say that once we have favour with God, we will also have favour with man. We must seek to obey the Word of God so that we may have favour with Him. Consequently, favour with man follows. We must not seek the favour of man but disobey God; having favour with man does not mean you have favour with God. 

Since grace is favour from God, it is therefore multiplied through the knowledge of God and Jesus Christ as seen in this Scripture. 

2 Peter 1:2 (AMP) May grace (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in [the full, personal, precise, and correct] knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Knowledge that does not reveal God and the Lord Jesus does not multiply God’s grace to us. This kind of knowledge only puffs a person up. Knowledge that reveals the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus must be believed and obeyed, then the favour of God will be multiplied to you. The knowledge of God not kept, is rejected knowledge. When you reject the knowledge from the Heavenly Father and the Lord Jesus, you reject His favour. So determine in your heart to seek this knowledge. Believe the knowledge revealed to you, and then obey the knowledge entrusted to you. Thereupon, the favour of God multiplied to you will be seen, and you will have favour with God. Subsequently, others will be influenced by the favour of God upon you. 

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

The Heavenly Father is good. And His goodness always leads us. What is His goodness? His goodness is His unfailing love in action. As a result of His love, He will surely work something good out for us. He will work everything together, and something good will come out from it because we are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose … 
We have established the fact that the Father summons us into His kingdom and places us in the Body of Christ (the local church), to build His local church. The next two things the Father has summoned us to are:#3 God’s Plan for Your Life and Your FamilyJeremiah 29:11–13 (NET)11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope. 12 When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. 13 When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul, Jeremiah 31:9 (AMP) They will…pouring out prayers [for the future]. I will lead them ...
If you choose to follow Him, He has a predestined plan for you. The Heavenly Father sees the days ahead, and He knows you and knows how to fit you into the world you live. However, if you choose to plan your future, He will leave you alone to do so. 
People who pray for the future of their careers are people who seek God’s plan. It allows Him to work something good out for them. He may even lead us into a place, to lead us to something greater. The Heavenly Father has a plan for our lives to prosper us. Therefore He desires that we pray. He would like to summon us into His plan, and refusal is not an option because His plan is perfect and a great blessing. Our natural minds may plan, but life is full of uncertainties because we do not know the days ahead. #4 God Called Us for a Greater PurposeGod called Abraham for a greater purpose. 
Genesis 12:1–2 (NKJV)1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country,….to a land that I will show you.2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.
God’s purpose for Abraham was to bring forth Jesus Christ to the earth; the ultimate and greatest purpose for Abraham’s life. Through Jesus Christ, Abraham became a blessing to the whole of humanity. 
We are all in Christ and the seed of Abraham. We are blessed to be a greater blessing. God is building this church for this nation, Greater China and other nations. His greater purpose for us is to pray for this nation and other nations, preaching and teaching in China. The Father’s unfailing love is sending His Word of Faith and Grace into these places.
God’s purpose is not just for ourselves and our families. Know that we are called for a purpose, and a greater purpose. And He will always work together all things for good, to those who are summoned.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

The Heavenly Father is good. And His goodness always leads us. What is His goodness? His goodness is His unfailing love in action. As a result of His love, He will surely work something good out for us. He will work everything together, and something good will come out from it because we are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose … 

We have established the fact that the Father summons us into His kingdom and places us in the Body of Christ (the local church), to build His local church. The next two things the Father has summoned us to are:


#3 God’s Plan for Your Life and Your Family

Jeremiah 29:11–13 (NET)
11 For I know what I have planned for you,’ says the Lord. ‘I have plans to prosper you, not to harm you. I have plans to give you a future filled with hope. 
12 When you call out to me and come to me in prayer, I will hear your prayers. 
13 When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you seek me with all your heart and soul, 

Jeremiah 31:9 (AMP) They will…pouring out prayers [for the future]. I will lead them ...

If you choose to follow Him, He has a predestined plan for you. The Heavenly Father sees the days ahead, and He knows you and knows how to fit you into the world you live. However, if you choose to plan your future, He will leave you alone to do so. 

People who pray for the future of their careers are people who seek God’s plan. It allows Him to work something good out for them. He may even lead us into a place, to lead us to something greater. The Heavenly Father has a plan for our lives to prosper us. Therefore He desires that we pray. He would like to summon us into His plan, and refusal is not an option because His plan is perfect and a great blessing. Our natural minds may plan, but life is full of uncertainties because we do not know the days ahead. 


#4 God Called Us for a Greater Purpose

God called Abraham for a greater purpose. 

Genesis 12:1–2 (NKJV)
1 Now the Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country,….to a land that I will show you.
2 I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing.

God’s purpose for Abraham was to bring forth Jesus Christ to the earth; the ultimate and greatest purpose for Abraham’s life. Through Jesus Christ, Abraham became a blessing to the whole of humanity. 

We are all in Christ and the seed of Abraham. We are blessed to be a greater blessing. God is building this church for this nation, Greater China and other nations. His greater purpose for us is to pray for this nation and other nations, preaching and teaching in China. The Father’s unfailing love is sending His Word of Faith and Grace into these places.

God’s purpose is not just for ourselves and our families. Know that we are called for a purpose, and a greater purpose. And He will always work together all things for good, to those who are summoned.

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

The Father’s unfailing love will work all things together for our good. His unfailing love will do good. His goodness will always work something good out for those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, 
The word “called” has the meaning of “summoned”. For example, Paul was called or summoned to be an apostle. Paul could not change this call or summon. This is the reason why we cannot change God’s calling to be in the ministry. When the court of law sends someone a summon to appear in court, that person cannot refuse to attend. The definition of summon is:
Summoned adj. — denoting someone whose participation or presence has been officially requested (for something); especially a request to which refusal is not an option.
God called or summoned us for His purpose. Let us determine what the Father’s purpose for us is.
#1 Summoned into His Kingdom:God called or summoned us into the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ. Our presence as part of the body of Christ when we are born again. God has officially requested us; a request to which refusal is not an option. It is also not an option not to accept Jesus because we will end up in hell. God sent Jesus to die on the cross to summon us to come into His kingdom. When we are born again, we accept His call and His summon into His first purpose.#2 God Placed Us in the Body of Christ - the Local ChurchIt is God who calls or summons those to be pastors. He builds the local church for you, and then summons you into that local church, which is not an option too. 
1 Corinthians 12:18 (NET) But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided. 
God is the One who builds the local church and places you in that local body of Christ as He decides. When you become part of that congregation, especially from day one or from the early years of that church, He has called and summoned you into His second purpose, which is to build this local church of His. 
For instance, our church embraces the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in unknown tongues. We pray for the future, fulfilling our mission as a praying church, as prayer is our mission. Prayer precedes every revival. We believe Jesus heals to do good to mankind. We embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit that come into manifestation as the Spirit wills. We teach the Word of Faith because, without faith, it is impossible to please God. We also teach that by faith, we have access to every aspect of the Father’s grace. We put all these in the perspective of the Father’s unfailing love. There is a great move of the Holy Spirit that magnifies the Father’s unfailing love. And faith and grace flow from our Father’s unfailing love. 
We need to understand God calls or summons us according to His purpose, for His purpose, to fulfil His purpose. It is God who calls or summons us by placing us in the local body of Christ (local church), for His purpose. Then all things will work together for good, even when things seem to work against you. God summons us, and refusal is not an option. All of us should build our local church for our children and grandchildren…why shouldn’t we? Our purpose is to perpetuate His truth to the next generation, so that the truth of God will not be lost. There will always be someone to carry on His truth. The Father’s plan will continue to be fulfilled because the devil cannot thwart His plan. We will fulfil His purpose in this local church.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

The Father’s unfailing love will work all things together for our good. His unfailing love will do good. His goodness will always work something good out for those who are called according to His purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose, 

The word “called” has the meaning of “summoned”. For example, Paul was called or summoned to be an apostle. Paul could not change this call or summon. This is the reason why we cannot change God’s calling to be in the ministry. When the court of law sends someone a summon to appear in court, that person cannot refuse to attend. The definition of summon is:

Summoned adj. — denoting someone whose participation or presence has been officially requested (for something); especially a request to which refusal is not an option.

God called or summoned us for His purpose. Let us determine what the Father’s purpose for us is.


#1 Summoned into His Kingdom:

God called or summoned us into the kingdom of God through Jesus Christ. Our presence as part of the body of Christ when we are born again. God has officially requested us; a request to which refusal is not an option. It is also not an option not to accept Jesus because we will end up in hell. God sent Jesus to die on the cross to summon us to come into His kingdom. When we are born again, we accept His call and His summon into His first purpose.


#2 God Placed Us in the Body of Christ - the Local Church

It is God who calls or summons those to be pastors. He builds the local church for you, and then summons you into that local church, which is not an option too. 

1 Corinthians 12:18 (NET) But as a matter of fact, God has placed each of the members in the body just as he decided. 

God is the One who builds the local church and places you in that local body of Christ as He decides. When you become part of that congregation, especially from day one or from the early years of that church, He has called and summoned you into His second purpose, which is to build this local church of His. 

For instance, our church embraces the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the gift of speaking in unknown tongues. We pray for the future, fulfilling our mission as a praying church, as prayer is our mission. Prayer precedes every revival. We believe Jesus heals to do good to mankind. We embrace the gifts of the Holy Spirit that come into manifestation as the Spirit wills. We teach the Word of Faith because, without faith, it is impossible to please God. We also teach that by faith, we have access to every aspect of the Father’s grace. We put all these in the perspective of the Father’s unfailing love. There is a great move of the Holy Spirit that magnifies the Father’s unfailing love. And faith and grace flow from our Father’s unfailing love. 

We need to understand God calls or summons us according to His purpose, for His purpose, to fulfil His purpose. It is God who calls or summons us by placing us in the local body of Christ (local church), for His purpose. Then all things will work together for good, even when things seem to work against you.
 
God summons us, and refusal is not an option. All of us should build our local church for our children and grandchildren…why shouldn’t we? Our purpose is to perpetuate His truth to the next generation, so that the truth of God will not be lost. There will always be someone to carry on His truth. The Father’s plan will continue to be fulfilled because the devil cannot thwart His plan. We will fulfil His purpose in this local church.

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

Only goodness comes out of the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love. Acts 10:38 (NKJV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.Another way of saying God anointed Jesus, is unfailing love anointed Jesus to go about doing good. The Father’s love will do good, and this is the goodness of the Father. He will only do good, not bad. The Father’s unfailing love will lead us, and in His strength, He will guide us.Exodus 15:13 (NIV) In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling. Romans 2:4 says the goodness of God leads us. Romans 2:4 (NKJV) Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?The goodness of God is His unfailing love in action. When we are going the wrong direction, it is His goodness that will lead us to repentance (or turn around). Goodness is His love leading; in His goodness, He will lead. The definition of goodness:It signifies “not merely goodness as a quality; rather, it is goodness in action, goodness expressing itself in deeds…” [Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 274). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.]The love of God causes Him to do good because goodness is expressed in deeds. Out of the abundance of His love, there is goodness. The love of the Father is seen in His goodness in action. When He heals us, it is goodness in action. His goodness flows from His love for His children. We know that God is good. So we rest in His love because He will do something good, or work something good out for us. From the love of the Father, will come the goodness of God. The goodness of the Father will lead us to turn around (repent). He will lead us into the future. He will lead us out from where we have been trapped in. He will lead us through the most difficult times, deliver us out of bondage and when we are going nowhere in life.Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose …His unfailing love will do something and work something good out of any situation for us. The Father will always do something, so that something good will come out. It is the goodness of God and His unfailing love for us. Goodness is His unfailing love in action.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Church SingaporePlease visit our website at faithchurch.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Only goodness comes out of the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love. 

Acts 10:38 (NKJV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

Another way of saying God anointed Jesus, is unfailing love anointed Jesus to go about doing good. The Father’s love will do good, and this is the goodness of the Father. He will only do good, not bad. 

The Father’s unfailing love will lead us, and in His strength, He will guide us.

Exodus 15:13 (NIV) In your unfailing love you will lead the people you have redeemed. In your strength you will guide them to your holy dwelling.
 
Romans 2:4 says the goodness of God leads us. 

Romans 2:4 (NKJV) Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance?

The goodness of God is His unfailing love in action. When we are going the wrong direction, it is His goodness that will lead us to repentance (or turn around). Goodness is His love leading; in His goodness, He will lead. The definition of goodness:

It signifies “not merely goodness as a quality; rather, it is goodness in action, goodness expressing itself in deeds…” [Vine, W. E., Unger, M. F., & White, W., Jr. (1996). Vine’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Vol. 2, p. 274). Nashville, TN: T. Nelson.]

The love of God causes Him to do good because goodness is expressed in deeds. Out of the abundance of His love, there is goodness. The love of the Father is seen in His goodness in action. When He heals us, it is goodness in action. His goodness flows from His love for His children. We know that God is good. So we rest in His love because He will do something good, or work something good out for us. 

From the love of the Father, will come the goodness of God. The goodness of the Father will lead us to turn around (repent). He will lead us into the future. He will lead us out from where we have been trapped in. He will lead us through the most difficult times, deliver us out of bondage and when we are going nowhere in life.

Romans 8:28 (NET) And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose …

His unfailing love will do something and work something good out of any situation for us. The Father will always do something, so that something good will come out. It is the goodness of God and His unfailing love for us. Goodness is His unfailing love in action.

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