Recent posts in my Yahoo groups

By
Wu Siu Yan
Feb 2013

I gather here the most recent posts that appeared in my "blog" for those who are interested.






You have to use your judgement, or you do not have to use your judgement ?

Here I wish to talk of several points.

  1. You have to use judgement at all times, even if that idea comes to you after you pray to Jesus/GOD for that.

    GOD taught us plainly in David Whitmer's book, that "some revelation is of GOD, some of men, and some of the Devil." (This happened after Joseph Smith, Whitmer, ... prayed to GOD of a venture, and GOD gave them an idea, and they proceeded to do that, but later found out to be wrong.)



  2. Have your eyes only on GOD, and take away your eyes from Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/the wicked ... because ONLY WHAT GOD HAS WILLED WILL HAPPEN. WHAT GOD HAS NOT WILLED WILL NOT HAPPEN.

    Take the example of invasion of Jerusalem by King Nebuchadnezzar.

    What was in Nebuchadnezzar's mind ?

    He wished to conquer, and to conquer, and to conquer. Any nation that would not submit to him, would he invade and destroy.

    So we see his mind is evil.

    But we read in [Jeremiah] that it was GOD's will to punish Jerusalem (and other nations), because Jerusalem sinned grievously. We also read in [Jeremiah] that GOD can direct the mind of Nebuchadnezzar !

    So we need not be afraid of the minds of Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/the wicked ...., and fear their wicked intents, because only what GOD wills would happen. What GOD does not will, WILL NOT HAPPEN.

    And GOD, our heavenly FATHER, will only will good for us (unless we break His laws/commandments.)

    If you read [Job], you should know that Satan had to obtain approval from GOD, before he can afflict Job.

    My way of living is : I pray and consult GOD on all matters, and rely on His guidance and counsel and PROVIDENCE at all times. However, on all ideas that come up, I check if it is illegal/wrong in the sight of GOD? If that is wrong/illegal, then even if that idea is from Jesus, I would not do. But if that is not wrong/illegal, then I meditate not the consequences. I rely on GOD's promise

    Keep the laws/commandments => Blessing;
    Break the laws/commandments => Curse.

    Mind not bad things that befall you, for many are "blessings in disguise".



  3. You should know your heavenly Father (Jesus) well. You should read the Bible, scrutinize it, and take note

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/world_concern/message/463

    Because in the Bible, it was recorded all the sayings of Jehovah, all the teachings of Jesus (Jesus is Jehovah in human form, condescension of GOD).

    In the Bible, it also recorded all the dealings of GOD with the Israel nation, and with many people of other nations.

    From these sayings and dealings of GOD with man, if you are not LAZY, and take down notes from the Bible, you should know the thinking of Jehovah, of Jesus -- all their attitudes; much like a wife knows all the attitudes/thinking of her husband (if she loves and submits to her husband.)

    Be warned, in these last days, there will be many books purporting from GOD (false Christs and false prophets will arise in these last days), and many spoke in FIRST PERSON!

    That FIRST PERSON speaks WELL, but you would find that that FIRST PERSON demands from you COMPLETE SURRENDER OF ALL YOUR JUDGEMENT, and OBEY HIM BLINDLY ON ALL THINGS. That is to say, you have to be a mindless robot, mindless slave to him.

    Is this what your heavenly Father demands of you ? Would you demand the same from your son, daughter ?

    Or is that what Satan demands of you, for Satan loves power, all power.



  4. Obedient like Jesus, not re-trace the footstep of Adam.

    If you think "obedience" is non-sense; and you do not walk the footstep of Jesus, but the footstep of theologians, and think that

    (*) Laws of GOD and His commandments
        http://wjesus.org/true.htm
        http://wjesus.org/C_true.htm (Chinese version)

    are obsolete (because of the many theological teachings that throw away all teachings of GOD/Jesus), and you think you can live like Adam and yet attain salvation, you will end up in hell.

    How can you distinguish SATAN from GOD, if you do not know the laws/commandments of GOD, do not know the attitudes of GOD ?

    Read

    Lastly, I would say that all of us, our life, our ability to move, to think, to work, ... are from GOD (i.e. Jesus). We are like a little cell in a human body, we have our SPECIFIC function to contribute to the welfare of the whole body (someone said, "Life is nothing but a duty, yet a duty to be faithfully discharged").

    But it is the will of that body, that moves the glands to secrete the necessary hormones, the heart to pump blood to bring food/nutrient to all the cells, the lung/blood to bring oxygen to all the cells, the cells in the muscle working together, ..., that the will of the body be done.








On spirits falling on us

Let us read [1 Samuel 16:14-16], about evil spirit torturing Saul,

But the Spirit of the LORD departed from Saul, and an evil spirit from the LORD troubled him. And Saul's servants said unto him, Behold now, an evil spirit from God troubleth thee. Let our lord now command thy servants, which are before thee, to seek out a man, who is a cunning player on an harp: and it shall come to pass, when the evil spirit from God is upon thee, that he shall play with his hand, and thou shalt be well.

(they sought for David, and when David played the harp, the evil spirit left.)

Also, let us read [Numbers 11:16-17] and [Numbers 11:25-26], about godly spirit falling onto 70 persons at one time,

And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

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And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

From these two incidents in the Bible (there are numerous, numerous others recorded in the Bible, search them for yourself), we know that the spirits falling on us, whether they be evil spirits, or godly spirits, IS TOTALLY OUTSIDE OUR CONTROL.

This happens not only on you and me, it happens to all living persons on earth, because it is part of our "probation" -- our test on earth. Both evil spirits and godly spirits would fall on us.

My experience is that : we cannot choose the spirit (whether good or bad) that fall on us, but we can ACT THE WAY WE CHOOSE.

When evil spirits fall onto me, they are all sorts of spirits (spirit of worry, of fear, of melancholy, of arrogance, .... etc. etc.), I cannot stop them, nor can I remove them from me, so I focus on my ACTION : e.g. Jesus taught us : "Unless you turn and become like children, you can never enter the kingdom of GOD.", therefore I ACT THE WAY WHEN I WAS VERY LITTLE -- THE WAY I TREATED MY FELLOW COMPANIONS AROUND ME.

If we pass this test, this "probation", and enter heaven, such evil spirits cannot fall on us there. This is the hope I cherish.

For a more comprehensive view of Satan's temptations onto us through evil spirits, read the testimony of Howard Pittman.

As of Christians, we know that there are "GUARDIAN ANGELS" assigned to help us (at least one guardian angel for one true Christian).


P.S. When evil spirit tortured Saul, good music from David drove that evil spirit away. Therefore, when we see our friends, relatives, brothers and sisters troubled by evil spirit (they may not know, but we, standing at a distance, may observe clearly), we should try something to help -- e.g. play/sing some good music to them, or walk with them through gardens, parks, .... Do not forget to pray to Jesus to help them.

I saw on TV about one wife became greatly depressed (because of something), and wanted to commit suicide. Her husband saw it, and took active action (he feared to lose his wife if he did not do something). He walked with her in parks/gardens, he took picnic/outing with her. After sometime, his wife got out of depression.






On respect for authority

People today rarely show respect for authority.

Let me put forward a situation -- suppose the boss of your company makes a rule that no one should enter a certain room except himself. All who enters, no matter what reason, will be fired immediately. Dare you enter the room ? Does he has authority to fire you should you enter it ?

Let me put forward another situation -- suppose you were a potter, and you made a very beautiful ceramic pot, do you have authority to destroy the pot, even if it is beautiful ? Do you have authority to destroy an ugly pot?

Or suppose you were a furniture maker, and you made a piece of furniture, do you have authority to destroy it ?

We know that the maker has authority to deal with his handiworks in whatsoever way he likes.

In the present world, godlessness prevails, and people show no respect for Jesus, who is the Creator, GOD OF HEAVEN AND EARTH, nor respect the laws/commandments he gave through Moses.

Here I make a digression, that GOD gives parents authority to put a rebellious son/daughter to death --

And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. [Exodus 21:15]



And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death. [Exodus 21:17]



If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place; And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear. [Deuteronomy 21:18-21]

Let me also cite another example, that GOD forbid anyone other than Priests (sons of Aaron) and Levites (people of the Leviticus tribe) and Nazarites (people who devotes himself to serve GOD by passing an obedience test), to touch the things in the Tabernacle (Temple) of GOD. All who touch them will be put to death.


(GOD to Aaron) Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for everything of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. [Numbers 18:17]



And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death. [Numbers 1:51]



And they carried the ark of God in a new cart out of the house of Abinadab: and Uzza and Ahio drove the cart. And David and all Israel played before God with all their might, and with singing, and with harps, and with psalteries, and with timbrels, and with cymbals, and with trumpets. And when they came unto the threshing floor of Chidon, Uzza put forth his hand to hold the ark; for the oxen stumbled. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzza, and he smote him, because he put his hand to the ark: and there he died before God. [1 Chronicle 13:7-10]



And the Philistines took the ark of God, and brought it from Ebenezer unto Ashdod. When the Philistines took the ark of God, they brought it into the house of Dagon, and set it by Dagon. And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the Lord. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again. And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the Lord; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him. Therefore neither the priests of Dagon, nor any that come into Dagon's house, tread on the threshold of Dagon in Ashdod unto this day. But the hand of the Lord was heavy upon them of Ashdod, and he destroyed them, and smote them with emerods, even Ashdod and the coasts thereof. And when the men of Ashdod saw that it was so, they said, The ark of the God of Israel shall not abide with us: for his hand is sore upon us, and upon Dagon our god. They sent therefore and gathered all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and said, What shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they answered, Let the ark of the God of Israel be carried about unto Gath. And they carried the ark of the God of Israel about thither. And it was so, that, after they had carried it about, the hand of the Lord was against the city with a very great destruction: and he smote the men of the city, both small and great, and they had emerods in their secret parts.

Therefore they sent the ark of God to Ekron. And it came to pass, as the ark of God came to Ekron, that the Ekronites cried out, saying, They have brought about the ark of the God of Israel to us, to slay us and our people. So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and said, Send away the ark of the God of Israel, and let it go again to his own place, that it slay us not, and our people: for there was a deadly destruction throughout all the city; the hand of God was very heavy there. And the men that died not were smitten with the emerods: and the cry of the city went up to heaven. [1 Samuel 5]

As of the "Ark" of GOD, which Moses created during Exodus, and GOD killed many who touched it, you can see a photo (similitude) of it in,

http://www.covenantkeepers.co.uk/

Now let me talk about bad governments. Bad governments are here because of the sin of the people, and GOD put a harsh and cruel government over them (read about the fate of Israel when King Nebuchadnezzar invaded Jerusalem and held the Israelites captives for 70 years [Jeremiah]). Hence we should submit to the harsh rule, and endure patiently, and search our hearts and make amends of our behaviour, then GOD will change the government, and gives us a good government. That is, we have to respect even bad authority, because all authorities are installed by GOD.

Let me give an example of Japan occupation of Hong Kong during WWII. Japan invaded Hong Kong just before Christmas, and the British surrendered in about a month. The Japanese put all foreigners in prisons, in the Stanley Prison Camp, and camps in Kowloon. Many survived the imprisonment of 3 years and 8 months, becoming very very thin, almost starved to death. But many attempted to escape during the imprisonment, but were caught and shot. Hence we see that GOD is merciful to those who submit to his punishment.

Make no mistake about it, there will be extreme rule of about the same length of time (3 years and 8 months), as revealed in [Revelation], and people should look at the above Japanese invasion and occupation as an example, and remember --

And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints. [Revelation 13:7-10]

If you have not yet learnt this lesson of obedience to authority, I hope you would learn it now, otherwise you will have to learn it the HARD WAY, very hard way.






On understanding and will

Ever since the fall of Adam, there are four things ever present with the seeds of Adam -

(1) Understand what is good,
(2) The will to do good,
(3) Understand what is evil,
(4) The will to do evil.

Understand what is good does not necessarily imply the will to do good, for example, someone wrote in the 1700s,

Believing in the Lord is not merely acknowledging him but also doing his commandments; for simply acknowledging him is solely a matter of thought, arising from somewhat of the understanding; but doing his commandments is also a matter of acknowledgment from the will. Man's mind consists of understanding and will; and as the understanding deals with thinking and the will with doing, so when man's acknowledgment is merely from the thought of the understanding he comes to the Lord with only half of his mind; but when there is doing he comes with all of it; and this is to believe.

Because of this, man is able to divide his heart, and to force the outermost of his nature to soar aloft, the flesh in him meanwhile turning downward; thus he flies like an eagle between heaven and hell. And yet, the man himself does not follow his [upward] look, but the delight of his flesh; and this he does because he is in hell; therefore to hell he flies; and when he has there sacrificed to his voluptuous pleasures and poured out libations to demons, he puts on a countenance of merriment, and his eyes sparkle with fire, and so he feigns himself an angel of light. Such satans do those become after death who acknowledge the Lord but do not keep his commandments.

Also, understand what is evil does not necessarily imply the will to do evil.

"Satan/fallen angels/evil spirits/sirens" can pour all sorts of evil thoughts into our mind, but they cannot force our will to do those evil; because everyone of us has FREE WILL. We can choose to do, or not to do.

There is no way to stop Satan etc. pour in evil thoughts onto us, because our life here is a "probation". However, Satan etc. can make those evil thoughts very, very pleasurable, and hide from us the consequences -- curse if we break the laws/commandments of GOD; eternal punishment if we never repent till our "probation" ends in this world. (Laws/commandments of GOD http://wjesus.org/true.htm )

Similarly, GOD and his angels can put good thoughts into our mind, but they cannot force our will to do those good either.

People of this godless world think they are the highest, and there are no God/angels, nor Satan/demons, who are higher than, and more powerful than they. Because of this mentality, the evil thoughts poured in by Satan they think coming out of their own; and also the good thoughts poured in by GOD they think coming out of their own too. It is false thinking. We human being are from "dust", and we are "recipient" only (EVIL FROM SATAN, AND GOOD FROM GOD). We should know this fact.

Once we have a "will", then can we "do" that will ? DEFINITE YES.

Jesus : "Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT."






The design of man Vs. the design of other living things

Let us consider a general purpose computer Vs. a specific computer.

A specific computer is one inside a device, e.g. the one inside your digital camera, -- its "program" would not change during its life time.

A general purpose computer is one like the PC your are using.

In Hong Kong, you can buy parts to make a PC of your own -- you can buy a "motherboard", a "display card", a keyboard, a mouse, a memory chip ( 1G ~ 4G bytes ), a metal case (which comes with "power supply", and connecting wires), a hard disk, a DVD burner/reader.

Then you assemble them at home, and it is a PC.

But the PC would not work, because there is no "operating system" (basic software). You have either to buy (1) a Microsoft Window operating system which costs several hundred HK dollars, or (2) get a Linux Operating system, which usually comes with a book on LINUX.

You put the operating system CD on the DVD reader, and set the computer to boot from CDROM, install the operating system, and you have a fully working PC.

Then what is the difference of it from a specific computer ?

You can put all sorts of "software" onto your PC. Say, "music software" to enable you to write music; "graphic software" to enable you to draw pictures, or modify photos; etc. etc. (the operating system has already lots of softwares -- e.g. play video, play music, record your voice, basic word processor, ...)

What your PC can do, and how much could it do, only depends on the softwares you put onto it. It has UNLIMITED GROWTH CAPABILITY.

We human are designed by GOD to be like a PC. We are born without knowledge, and all our knowledge must be learned. However, there is no limit to the knowledge we can learn.

If you are curious of this world, you can spend 3 years in learning Mathematics, 3 years in Electronic engineering, 3 years in Computer engineering, 3 years in Civil Engineering, 3 years in Electrical Engineering, 3 years in Mechanical Engineering, 3 years in Ship-building, 3 years in Aeronautical Engineering, 3 years in Industrial Engineering, 3 years in Chemical Engineering, 3 years in Physics, 3 years in Botany, ....

What is there to stop you from learning throughout your whole life ? Only yourself.

But for insects/animals, they are born with specific knowledge, e.g. a butterfly -- the day it emerges from its cocoon, it already knows how to fly, how to seek food (what type of food to eat? How to identify them?) However, their knowledge cannot grow INFINITELY even if they wish to.

Your destiny is in your own hand -- if you put all sorts of "virus softwares", "hacking softwares" in your PC to make sport of other people, to cruelly treat other people (Jesus : "Do to others what you would like others to do to you.") you will have eternal punishment.

On the other hand, if you are "hunger and thirst for righteousness" (Jesus : "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled with the HOLY SPIRIT"), and intend to be a better and better person as days go by, you will have eternal life.

In eternal life, you can continue to learn all sorts of knowledge, moreover, you will have "brothers and sisters", who are specialists in their field, to help you learn all those knowledge, ...

YOUR DESTINY IS IN YOUR OWN HAND.




LOVE, TRUTH and USE

These three go together for a human being.

You must have love. Go to a kindergarten, observe the selfless love between the toddlers there, and learn. They are full of goodwill towards one another, and are not yet filled with evil. They are all created after the image of GOD Jesus.

You must have truth. Can a civil engineerer build a bridge without knowledge of mathematics, without knowledge of "structural engineering", without knowledge of material science?

Lastly, it is use. The truth (or knowledge) your acquired must be intended for the welfare of all human kind. You apply the knowledge you learned for the benefits of all humans.

You receive benefits from your fellow citizens daily, so you ought to work for their welfare too.

These three go together -- Love, Truth, Use.






Rapture -- meet Jesus' standards to escape the coming tribulation, which is coming fast

Many Christians want to be lifted out during "Rapture", but many Christians will suffer disappointment. Here I talk of the standards required (I talk in English, which is not my mother tongue, and I hope you can understand what I say).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71shfkUe4to

Encl. The description that goes with the above video in Youtube

Meet Jesus' standards to escape the tribulation

Many Christians know of the coming "rapture", when Jesus will take away his "bride". Those left behind will undergo all tribulations prophesied in [Revelation].

To be raptured, you have to be



  1. Obedient like Jesus. Jesus kept the commandments of God

    http://wjesus.org/true.htm

    and remained in the love of GOD. You cannot be like Adam and yet expect to be lifted of out the tribulation.

  2. You have to be like a little child -- a good, obedient, pure, innocent child.

    This Jesus plainly said in [Mt 18] : "Unless you turn and become like children, you can never enter the kingdom of GOD."

    [Mt 5,6,7] is the famous "SERMON ON THE MOUNT", it is nothing but the attributes of a good, obedient, pure, innocent child that relies on GOD. The name of Jesus is in [Mt 5,6,7]. You have to walk [Mt 5,6,7] to enter the kingdom of GOD.

  3. Read the Book of Mormon, which you can download from http://www.gutenberg.org/,

    or you may obtain one copy from Mormon Missionaries. But do not join the Mormon Church, you join it at your own risk.


This is sober words to all Christians who wish to be "raptured".






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