Wu Siu Yan
Before you answer this question : "does a CREATOR exist?" Take a look at your surroundings : the many kinds of trees, the many kinds of flowers, the many kinds of fruits, the many kinds of birds, the many kinds of fish, the many kinds of animals, ....
Now you must answer this question honestly and sincerely : does a CREATOR exist? Does an infinite-intelligent and infinite-powerful CREATOR, WHO WAS THE DESIGNER AND CREATOR OF ALL THESE THINGS, exist?
I hope your answer would be YES! I hope you would not be blind as many people who think all these come from RANDOM processes.
The second question is : WHO IS THIS CREATOR?
In the gospels of [Matthew] [Mark] [Luke] [John], written by four different authors, there were recorded that Jesus DID MANY MIRACLES, EVEN MAKING DEAD PEOPLE ALIVE. It also recorded that Jesus was crucified, but was seen alive after 3 days by all his disciples (except Judas), and many other people.
Be an investigative detector yourself, check out the four gospel books, view the evidences presented by the authors, and decide for yourself whether or not the evidences contradict, or the evidences agree, whether the authors were telling the truth?
The third question is : IS JESUS ALIVE TODAY, and WHERE IS HE?
The answer is : JESUS IS ALIVE FOREVER, AND HE IS EVERYWHERE.
Your ability to read this sentence, and comprehend its meaning, is due to JESUS, for He is the CREATOR.
Next I wish to talk about PROVIDENCE, that is, the provision of all things necessary for our survival -- food, water, air, ....
This provision is conditional, because JESUS can send FAMINE.
Why is this providence conditional ? Because we human beings can break the laws/commandments of GOD (i.e. Jesus) -- we do not act in a way that Jesus wishes us to act towards our parents, towards our fellow human beings, towards the animals, towards the plant, towards the land ....
When we break the laws/commandments, Jesus will do as he said in [Leviticus 26] [Deuteronomy 28], that he will send CURSES, and famine is one of them.
There is another level of PROVIDENCE -- our existence, our ability to think and to act.
Many think that such ability are OURS. NO. They are not, because GOD can take it away.
Many people have car accidents, and confine to wheelchairs, then they realize that to walk and move is not theirs.
Many people have sicknesses, e.g. cancers, and know their lives will end in a short time, and realize that living is not theirs.
Incidentally, sicknesses are not what GOD want us to have -- it is because we don't think that there is a creator, we do not take his advice on food, on rest, on cleanliness, on mental attitudes, ..., that we become sick.
Many people have TALENTS, they can do many things, they think they get those talents by themselves.
One most noticeable example is King Nebuchadnezzar, who was king of Babylon. He thought he built a vast empire by himself, but GOD took away his reasoning power for 7 years.
All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.
And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Moses : And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
There is a fitness instructor in Hong Kong, who was formerly a soldier in the British Army stationed in Hong Kong, and he trains people in outdoor techniques, e.g. climbing, rowing, ... Once, as he was running, he thought of his own excellent physique, and he said to GOD, "I don't think you can change me in the next 10 steps." Just after he spoke this in his heart, he fell down. He talked of this experience in a TV show.
Acknowledge the power of JESUS, do not wait until you are confined in a wheelchair, or on a deathbed.
Now, I wish to talk about PROVIDENCE on a still deeper level.
Before that, let us consider radio waves.
Are they visible ?
Without radio waves, what do you think the world would become ?
Would you still have TV, walkie-talkie, cell-phone, WIFI ... ?
So you see such invisible things are of VITAL IMPORTANCE in our world.
When JESUS designed and created the world, he created ANGELS BEFORE HE CREATED HUMAN.
Angels are all invisible to us, unless JESUS gives us ability to see them.
What are angels created for? They are created for caring all GOD's creations -- caring for the trees, animals, fish, bird, ..., as well as human beings.
But angels have free-will.
Some angels became proud, they thought they were all powerful, and wanted to be GOD themselves. They rebelled against JESUS. The leader of these rebellious angels is SATAN.
Also, there were some fallen angels (among SATAN's subordinates) who lusted for sex, and married human women, and gave birth to sons who were half human, half angel -- hybrids.
These hybrids did much wickedness among human beings, that GOD destroyed the ancient world by NOAH's flood.
The bodies of these hybrids were dead, but GOD allows their "spirits" to remain on earth. And as they are "spirits", they are like angels invisible to us.
So, the invisible things on earth include SATAN and his fellow fallen angels, the "spirits" of hybrids (called "evil spirits"), together with the "spirits" of the wives of the fallen angels (called SIRENS). The history of this was recorded in the [Book of Enoch].
SATAN/fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens have great power. They can move wind/rain, agitate groups of people to do their bidding, send sicknesses onto human beings, create dreams/visions, .... Read the [Book of Job] in the Bible to know their abilities.
In short, their abilities are almost same as the good angels, or almost same as GOD (JESUS). But do not fear them, because without JESUS' approval, they can do NOTHING. JESUS, as CREATOR, has ultimate authority on all happenings on earth, big or small.
Also, do not worship them, because the 1st commandment in the Ten Commandments is,
Jesus : Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
You have cell phone, do you ever receive unwanted calls, unwanted advertisements ?
So angels, whether good or bad, can put ideas onto us. (In fact, more than ideas, e.g. sickness or recovery.)
We human beings are "recipients" from this invisible world of angels, whether from good angels or from bad angels.
But JESUS is GOD, Jesus have overall authority and final say in ALL THINGS, whether BIG or SMALL. Therefore, do not fear.
Jesus once said,
Jesus : But when they deliver you up, take no thought how or what ye shall speak: for it shall be given you in that same hour what ye shall speak. For it is not ye that speak, but the Spirit of your Father which speaketh in you.
I would call this "immediate providence". Jesus, GOD AND CREATOR, will provide for us every second of our existence, not only in difficult situations, but in ALL EVERYDAY SITUATIONS.
But alas! just as the good angels under Jesus can send us ideas on "how and what" to say/act, fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens under Satan can send us ideas on "how and what" to say/act too!
We human beings are "recipients", much like a radio set which can receive many invisible signals.
We have no power to stop SATAN/fallen angels/... sending ideas onto us. We are under temptations all the times -- it is because we are here on "probation", a test whether we are good or bad. [ GOOD, to inherit eternal life with a new spiritual, immortal, body which needs no food/drink/sleep (yet capable of eating/drinking) in New Heaven and New Earth -- BAD, to inherit eternal punishment in the LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE. ] And Jesus has shown us the way to eternal life -- learn from Jesus, how to live and how to face death/suffering. There is no other way to eternal life other than the way of Jesus. THEOLOGY will not work but trap you, but IMITATION OF JESUS will work.
However, we have the ability to choose. ABILITY TO CHOOSE is our ONLY ability.
When ideas come onto us, definitely it is not originated from ourself, for we are DUST, but either from the good angels or from the bad angels. It seems that ideas originate from ourself, but NO, the truth is we are recipient, ALL comes from the invisible world.
If we do not know the laws/commandments of GOD, do not know the attitudes/teachings of GOD/JESUS, we often choose ideas from fallen angels, it is what we called "fallen into temptation", "SATAN enters into us".
I hope you would wake up to know that there is a CREATOR, and HE IS JESUS, and know the working of this world -- we are recipient from the invisible world. We have the ability to choose only. And of the truth of "immediate providence", from our kind HEAVENLY FATHER JESUS through guardian angels.