Friday, February 5, 2010

DAY 170 - Are You Dead Yet!

Today’s Reading: Ephesians 2

Welcome! The purpose of this blog is to encourage Christians to have daily devotion - a wonderful and intimate time with Jesus. There are three reasons for you to use this blog as your daily devotion:
1. A healthy spiritual diet - One chapter of the Bible daily. We really need at least one chapter of Bible daily so that we are well fed.

2. A good example of Spiritual Journaling - What I have committed for 1,189 days(the Bible has 1,189 chapters)to write this daily post is not for teaching purposes but this is my daily spiritual journal - I write down what I hear from Jesus and how I experience His intimate relationship with me each day.

I have launched a wide-spectrum research on daily devotion and have found out that there are less than 10% of Christians that are having daily devotion. Out of that 10%, many having daily devotion are doing so because of guilt (they know that they are Christians and need to have daily devotion and feel guilty if they don’t do that), duty (they need to fulfill their duty as a Christian) or study(lots of Christians primarily use their daily devotion as a time to study the Bible). I do pray and hope that you will make up your mind to have a relational daily devotion so that you can have an intimate time with Jesus. I pray that you will write your own spiritual journal as well.

3. An online discipler – One of the reasons that so many Christians do not have daily devotion is because they do not have a disciple. A discipler can help them build up this basic element of discipleship when they first become Christians. The best way for you is to have a discipler to walk with you for a certain period of time so that daily devotion become a good habit. Or, you may have a small group of two to three people to encourage and be accountable to each other so that you won’t stop your daily devotion. I offer myself as your online disciple to walk with you daily to enrich your spiritual journey. So, shall we start this journey with Jesus Christ our Lord now!

Please read Ephesians 2: 1 – 22 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 Ephesians 2:


As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air, the spirit who is now at work in those who are disobedient.
Ephesians 2: 1-2

Jesus told me clearly and loudly today, “Are you dead yet?” Dying in our transgressions and sins are always a 'take-it-for-granted' presupposition. Just like daily devotion, every Christian is expected to have daily devotion but there are only less than 10% or may be even far less.

It is always so painful to see Christians still following the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of the air. Christians have no problem in doing lots of things a Christian should not do but have their own excuses – anger, division, gossips, pride, gambling, smoking, pornography… There are too many to be mentioned!

Remember that you can’t do it. Only through the blood of Christ and the filling of the Holy Spirit can you win this daily spiritual warfare. You cannot win against the Deceiver, except through Jesus!

And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit. Ephesians 2: 22

Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for reminding me that I am not dead in my sins yet. Holy Spirit, come! Help me to die in my transgressions and sins daily. 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
Mountain Valley Mission, Squamish
Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Barclay Mayo

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)


  1. Dear Silas,
    This is ka chun! Kwok ka chun of St. Stephen's church, Hong Kong. regret that I didn't know about what happened to you until today, when I read an online journal in HK, and I was very sad about what had happened. Will keep praying for you and your church and your family.
    In Christ,
    ka chun+

  2. Hi Ka Chun, don't feel sad. They are all challenges for me to be more closer to Jesus and to be a more obedient servant of Him.
    Please join our 200days/24 hours prayer. You can find the link right above your comment.


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