Wednesday, May 5, 2010

DAY 259 - The Holy City

Today’s Reading: Revelation 21

Please read Revelation 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 this link to worship with us - The Holy City (Live in Jerusalem, Charlotte Church):

Please click the links below to Revelation 21:





I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifuly dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Revelation 21: 2-5

Wow! Praise the Lord!

As I was reading Revelation 21, Jesus reminded me of a scene early in 1973 when I became the youngest choir conductor in my home parish, the Holy Trinity Church Kowloon, Hong Kong. The first anthem I conducted was 'the Holy City'. Two of the choir members are still with me after these 38 years, singing in the choir of Richmond Emmanuel Church. The Lord Jesus Christ showed me all those faces of my choir members. He reminded me that after 38 years I was still faithfully walking with Him to make new things happen. The Lord reminded me how frightened I was and how much joy I received in that five minutes when I was conducting that anthem.

Yes, if we could see the Holy City, then we would never fall into any kind of fear or worries. Emmanuel, God promised that He will be with us and that He is with us everyday.

What do we see each day? Our future new dream car, house...or ?

Let us "be still" and click the link in both or any of these two performances of Holy City that we can see all those things described in Revelation 21 in our "holy" imagination and be blessed and strengthened!

Dear Lord Jesus,

Thank you Lord for this wonderful experience of bringing back a sweet memory after 38 years! Oh Lord, it is so wonderful, comforting, sweet and powerful! Open our eyes to see the Holy City so that we won't be caught up by worries. You are making everything new. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Please click this link to worship with us: The Holy City

Prayer items today:

Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng
Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner
Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird, Rev. Simon Neill
Bishop’s Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng

Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Charles Hurt (Chuck) Murphy, III

Pray for one ACiC/AI church one day at a time

Richmond Emmanuel Church

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rt. Rev.SilasNg

Evangelist: Pastor Marcus Ho

Teaching Pastor: Pastor Eliza Poon

English/Children: Mr. Jim Kelly

Music Ministry: Emily Yeung

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!

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