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Today's Reading: Psalm 146
Please read Psalm 146 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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Please click the links below to Psalm 146:
Do not put your trust in princes,
in mortal men, who cannot save.
When their spirit departs, they return to the ground;
on that very day their plans come to nothing.
Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob,
whose hope is in the Lord his God.
Psalm 146: 3-5
What I received from Jesus today is: God saves, mortal men can't!
Yes, we know that only God saves and mortal men can't and yet so many people put their trust in mortal men rather than our living God!
Recently, AMiA has been heavily attacked. Quite a number of leaders spread out rumours telling people that we are wrong according to ecclesiology because we supposedly do not obey what the Church says. Since when was ecclesiology above everything? If AMiA follows ecclesiology strictly, then there wouldn't be any AMiA because since 2000 when our first two bishops were consecrated, we were being attacked heavily and being described as "irregular". If our three founding Primates, Archbishop Emmanuel Kolini, Archbishop Moses Tay and Archbishop Yong Ping Chung had not heard our Lord Jesus Christ telling them to go, they like the other archbishops would not have the courage to do this "irregular" saving, godly heroic act! The fruit of AMiA demonstrates that pour three retired primates heard it well from Jesus; in just 12 years we received 44 million dollars in donations to plant 268 churches.
The listening to God's voice defines a new path in mission work and then needs new church structures to go with that. That was how Paul experienced and that was how the Early Church experienced. But when Institutional came into being, it all reversed. Everything defined by what the Church said first, then telling people how to do mission work then telling people who Jesus is and what Jesus is doing. And we see the decline and corruption of the whole Church and Martin Luther heard God's voice again and "reset" everything into the right order.
So, what is the right order? It is always Christology, then Missiology, then Ecclesiology. If we start from Ecclesiology, then Missiology, then Christology and it is all wrong! I am so thankful to God that we have three courageous retired Primates and eight AMiAs bishops, many Network Leaders, clergy and leaders willing to stay on course of what our Lord Jesus Christ tells us to do our mission works to extend His Kingdom. We pray that those who attack us and making all kinds of plan to pull us apart could one day "come into senses" to know we are just a group of Christians who understand only that God saves, not mortal men!
Dear Lord Jesus,
Thank you for giving us our courageous leaders to follow your lead to start with Christology, then Missiology and then Ecclesiology and not the reverse order. Help more people to understand this is the correct order to do your ministry and that we can move forward to a new destination you have prepared us to go that your Kingdom will be extended. In Jesus name we pray. Amen.
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我要向山舉目(詩篇121篇) I Will Lift Up My Eyes to The Hills
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Prayer items today:
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), Mr. Andy Li (Amy)
Bishop's Chaplain: Rev. Ed Hird (Janice)
Bishop's Assistant: Mrs. Michelle Ng (Silas)
Clergy Formation Advisor: Rev. Ken Bell (Sonya)
Treasurer: Mr. Andy Li(Amy)
Administrator: Mrs. Zenia Cheng (Clarence)
Pray for our retired primates who are giving us spiritual oversight and our chairman bishop:
The Most Rev. Emmanuel Kolini
The Most Rev. Moses Tay
The Most Rev. Yong Ping Chung
The Rt. Rev. Chuck Murphy, III (Margaret)