Saturday, January 16, 2010

DAY 150 - Through Christ Our Comfort Overflows

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 1

Please read 2 Corinthians 1: 1 – 24 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from this blog. You may click this link directly for the method: Subject Shifting Devotion.pdf . (You may begin with a song to praise the Lord and complete you devotion by singing another praise song.)

Please click the links below to 2 Corinthians 1:


For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. 2 Corinthians 1:5

Jesus led me to do three things when I read this passage:

1. Count how many times that the word“comfort” is used from verse 3 to verse 7. The answer is 9! So many, that is unusual.

2. Count how times that many words similar to 'troubles' or 'suffering' are used from verse 3 to 10. The answer is 12!

I am in the midst of some hardships and under great pressure, but like Paul said, my comfort overflows. The Lord told me this:

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Psalm 23: 5

Just as Paul said, in the midst of troubles, sufferings, distresses, hardships, great pressure, despair, sentences of death, and a deadly peril, through Christ their comfort overflows!
And just now, Jesus suddenly pointed me to verse 21. Praise the Lord for this instant confirmation!

Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts as a deposit, guaranteeing what is to come.
2 Corinthians 1: 21-22

Yes, through Christ, our comfort overflows!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you for giving me these challenges so that I can experience that my comfort overflows. Help me to stand firm in you to experience the “Yes” in your promise. Thank you for giving me your “Yes” just a second ago. That is so wonderful! Oh! I feel the prayers of all those beloved brothers and sisters who have been praying for me the past 150 days, 24 hours a day. Pour down your blessings and anointing to them that they feel your pleasure through their continuous prayers. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Prayer items today:

Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time
Toronto Emmanuel Church
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Edmund Ho

We have started our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayer. I am calling you in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ to fill in your names in the new list below. Many wonderful things have happened in the past 100 days. Can we follow our King, our Shepherd, our Lord Jesus Christ to use an hour’s time to pray for His protection and blessings to my new ministry as the Bishop of ACiC/AI, all our ACiC/AI clergy, leaders and people? Pray that in the Holy and Mighty Name of Jesus Christ our Lord, we can win over Satan's tricks, in order to strengthen our brothers and sisters so that His Kingdom will be extended. Please click this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign (Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)

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