FAITH & FAVOUR
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law… that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith (Gal 3:13-14)
Last week as Ps Nancy and I were travelling to Hong Kong, guess who was on the same flight as us and seated next to me? Ps Rachel and Rachel Cham! On the other side, seated next to Ps Nancy was a Chinese national lady who could hardly speak a word of English. So sharing the gospel was a challenge, but Nancy managed to connect her by an exchange of phone numbers to someone in Skyline who could tell her about Jesus on her next visit to KK. On our connecting flight to the US, we were seated next to a high school girl from Taiwan who had received the Lord ten years ago and whose parents were committed believers. So that was our quota of “getting near” and “overtaking” while we were in the air! Skyliners now tell us about how they are leading others to the Lord this past week. How exciting!
May we grow strong in this Year of Strength in Sharing the Gospel in Prayer and also in Giving! The bible tells us that Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law. There are three consequences that come from breaking the Old Testament law: poverty, sickness and spiritual condemnation! If Christ has set us free from them all, then we need to confess that by faith and claim His promises. The Bible says that if we will speak to the mountain (of poverty, sickness and death) to be removed and don’t doubt in our heart…. it will be done according to what we say!”
Here is the key. We need to say it even as we believe it. What we appropriate does not come from speaking alone but saying and believing. I believe as we do so, we move from the land of Egypt to that of Goshen where God’s people prospered (Gen 47:27) even during the time of the famine. God’s economics are not dictated by the ebb and flow of the world’s finance. We prosper even as we obey and give. The AGD this year is two million ringgit. God will lead us into Goshen even as we obey out of hearts of thanksgiving and love. For in Goshen, favour comes from faith!
2016 YEAR OF STRENGTH
Ps Dr Philip Lyn