Summary of the Sermon by Pastor Philip Ong, CEO of Ni-Medical International, at Bethany International Service, on Sunday, 17 March 2019
God speaks to His church even today – the Word of God is like fresh bread, hot from the oven. The Word of God is not a stale word to minister to His church.
Everyone is looking for the truth, a lot of terrible things are happening around the world. The age that we are in is getting darker and darker still. Solomon said in Ecclesiastes 3, “There is a time for everything, to everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” The LORD has given us time so that we understand the time we are in. There will be terrible times in the last days and we as the children of God we must know who our God is.
We must understand that:
Jesus has done everything for us. Only by faith can we please God, not through rituals or sacrifices. How do we please God? By having the faith to believe in Jesus. We will see greater and greater miracles. Trusting Him means obeying Him, even when we do not understand. Start to recognize the voice of God in our life. If we never understand God or who our God is, we will never experience the power of God. Have faith in God, faith is just simply trusting in Him; everything that we are going through has a solution. When we are tested, God is aligning us to the Word of God. Every uncertainty we face is God’s system fo putting our trust in the LORD. In Hebrews 11:6, “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
This verse specifically says to the one that honours the LORD, all the earthly good is for us. Ecclesiastes 2: 26, “ To the person who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.”
God is always with us and we are to trust in the LORD at all times. Our God does not have the word impossible in His dictionary because He is the I’m possible. God is faithful every step of the way. In 1 John 4:4, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” The word TRUST Tangibility Trust needs to be seen, nothing to hide, no secret. Without trust we cannot have tangible result, as we build our trust in the LORD, be prepared that He is going to put us in situation where we cannot handle alone. Can we trust the LORD enough with our life and not fret? There are people who are immobilized by fear for not understanding who Jesus is. Whatever our need maybe, God is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we ask or think of.
Pastor Ong was told by the Holy Spirit to preach on the topic of rain in Mexico during a drought, where it had not rained for seven years. The Lord answered three hours after the church service and the rain poured down like a flood and the church in Mexico experienced a revival like never before. This is not what only what Pastor Ong can experience, the God that we serve He will do the same thing for us only if we have faith in Jesus. It was also during this time that God used him to witness to a criminal and Pastor Ong led him to Christ.
Stop looking at our problems, God is able to help you; our brain can only think of limited solutions. Our dead-end problems will be opened with God’s solution only if we trust Jesus enough. Today is the day we yield to the LORD, knowing Him every step of the way; God’s power will be manifested in our life. Believe that He will do it for us, dare to believe in Jesus wholeheartedly for we are all His. Walk with Jesus consciously, the Holy Spirit will brighten our path as we seek to hear from our Abba Father. Only believe!