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.)
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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.
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Prayer items today:
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
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
Record for our 2nd phase of 100 days of prayers : this new link to participate in our 2nd phase 100 days/24 hours Prayer Campaign(Nov 29, 2009 to March 8, 2010)
Record for our 1st phase of 100 days of prayers(2nd part 60 days):this link(August 20 to Nov. 28, 2009)
Record for our 1st phase of 100 days of prayers(1st part 40 days):