Saturday, August 14, 2010

DAY 360 - The Price of Pride

Today's Reading: Leviticus 10

Please read Leviticus 10 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.)

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Aaron's sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Leviticus 10: 1-2

Aaron two elder sons died just like that; how can that be? Just one verse after the glory appearance of God at the end of the eight days of ordination process. Just as Nadab, Abihu and their two brothers with their father ordained and they died. How? "Fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord." Leviticus 10: 2

Why? If you were Aaron and your two elder sons died like that, would you react like Aaron?

"Aaron remained silent." Leviticus 10: 3

"Aaron replied to Moses, "Today they sacrificed their sin offering and their burnt offering before the Lord, but such things as this have happened to me. Would the Lord have been pleased if I had eaten the sin offering today?" Leviticus 10: 19

The only reason for Aaron's silence is because he knew that his two sons died of "disobedience -they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord contrary to his command." Why did the other Israelites do what the Lord told and these two young men didn't? Because they thought that were the high priest Aaron's two elder sons and they did not follow because of their pride. Pride is the first one of the seven deadly sins and we can see here that pride really kills!

The Lord has been using all kinds of methods to teach Christian leaders the price of pride. I suffered a lot since I was a young man being full of pride many, many years ago. What I have experienced is that only the Holy Spirit can reveal our pride and lead us into repentance. I do hope that it won't be too late for you to know that you too have this same problem - PRIDE!

Dear Holy Spirit,

Shine on me that I can see my pride and ready to repent, change and to be transformed by you to be more Christlike. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.

Michelle is so joyful everyday that she can go out to eat and walk around! We are going to Seattle and Portland with our two sons for a five days holiday to enjoy this freedom. Michelle said today, "After this life and death experience I can satisfy with anything." Thank you for your prayers for the past 4 1/2 months that she receives a miraculous healing. Please pray on because she needs another seven years to be qualified as completely healed.

My son, Ignatius, completed his three weeks mission in Ethiopia a few days ago.We are so joyful to welcome him home and know that he experienced God mightily in that three weeks. His one word of experience is "JOY"! Please click this link to read his wonderful sharing:

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Bishop: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng (Michelle)

Network Leader: Rev. Peter Klenner (Jenny)

Network Leadership Team: Rt. Rev. Silas Ng, Rev. Peter Klenner, Rev. Ed Hird (Janice),

Rev. Simon Neill (Jo), Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)

Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)

Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)

Pray for one AMiA bishop one day at a time

The Rt. Rev. Thaddeus Rockwell (Thad) Barnum (Erilynne)

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Christ the Redeemer, Pender Harbout

Rector/Senior Pastor: Rev. Jen Morgan (Ken)

Pastoral Assistant: Rev. Carolyn Spence

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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 discipler. 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 discipler 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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