Wednesday, January 20, 2010

DAY 154 - Our New Office of Reconciliation

Today’s Reading: 2 Corinthians 5

Please read 2 Corinthians 5: 1 – 21 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 5:


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!
2 Corinthians 5:17

Jesus told me, “Do you know that you have a new Office?” I replied, “Yes, my Lord. An office as a bishop.” He then said, “Not only that but the most important I give you and other disciples is the Office of Reconciliation. Are you willing to fulfill the requirement of this office?” “Oh, I think I have been doing that.” Jesus responded: “It’s not enough!”

Yes, it is not enough. Jesus turned my eyes to Paul’s three steps of taking this new office:
1. A ministry of reconciliation – bringing people back to God through Jesus.
2. A message of reconciliation – preaching how this can happen.
3. A commission of reconciliation – to be the ambassadors of Jesus to bring reconciliation.

In fact, Paul knew that those fellow workers of him (2 Cor. 6:1) were doing opposite things: bring destruction rather than reconciliation. The new cannot come because the old cannot go. Change is never easy, and transformation always sounds so remote and difficult. The situation was so difficult for Paul to help his fellow workers to be transformed in Christ, and the only hope was to receive this new office. This new office helps them and us to not be the ambassadors of the Deceiver bringing division, dissension, and destruction but true ambassadors of Christ to bring Reconciliation.

Dear Lord Jesus,

Help me to be an ambassador of you to bring reconciliation. 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

St. Simon’s, North Vancouver

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Ed Hird
Honorary Assistant priest: Rev. John Lombard
Deacon: Rev. Ron Gibbs

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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