May 26th 2017, a group of Christians were on a bus to a nearby monetary in Egypt to have a worship service. On the road, ten military dressed arm opened fire at them. 28 of them were killed on the bus, and other 45 were wounded and sent to the hospital. One died later on. It was a brutal murder committed purely against their Christian belief committed by the ISIS followers of Islam. It was the highest crime against humanity in this modern world when one religious group wants to terminate the other religious group. It is pure evil from those Islamic fighters who hate peaceful Christians without any just cause. O Lord, their blood thirst and hatred towards you shall not be forgotten.
My heart was sunk to a deadly still as such violence was operated under the sun and in a day time in a modern country where multi-faith is legal. My heart was sunk to a painful state where not a single word shall be uttered. My eyes fixed on the Most High with the dearest demand from Him for the justice and fairness for those lost souls.
I went to the street to remind the people on the street the horrific event happened in a distant land. I went to speak repeatedly to remind them evil exists without any doubt. I went to call for their attention to the brutal murder committed towards Christians who did nothing wrongly against those Islamic soldiers.
Later, I went to a local church to attend the worship service. while I was praying to the Lord, the tears gushed out of my eyes. I knew that the Lord remembered our pains and sorrows. I knew that the Almighty God has called them home as his martyrs. I knew that the Lord will also judge the evils on that Very Day. Pain and sorrow were filled in my heart as I thought about all those families who had lost their family member(s). May the Lord continue to grant them peace and strength to live their days. May the Lord continue to strength them in this difficult time. May the Lord continue to fashion their faith in that dark land filled with fire and blood. For His is the Glory, the Honor, and the Love, which will conquer all the evils and wickedness. For Him is the Hope of the whole humanity.
"Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell." said the Son of God Christ Jesus. (Matthew 10:28.)
If you are Christians, please do not be afraid of such atrocity, nor hold your pains too long, for our God will repay all these evils.
If you are not Christian, please reconsider the evils of such brutal, barbaric acts under the sun. where can you find any justice and fairness for those lost lives? what happens if one of the was of your family? There is no true justice and fairness in this world. The established legal system is corrupted and threatened by the wicked ones all the time. See the Truth, may your soul be in a true rest one day.
I met a young man who has a dual citizenship from Canada and Brazil. we met at the evening of last Saturday May 20th 2017. We talked about three hours in a beautiful night on various questions related to Christianity and some our daily life things.
One question he asked repeatedly is why watching pornography is immoral? Surely, one thing I told him that while we were watching pornography, we were imaging ourselves in the action as well and committed adultery, which breaks the eighth Commandment of God.
I asked him whether he would marry a prostitute in the future under any normal circumstance, he said no. "Why then?" I asked. "It is obvious that if I can, I will choose a better woman to marry as a prostitute will not be good for me as she may sleep with others at her will." "Then, why do you want to commit fornication with your girl friend now if you do not commit to marry her?" "I broke with her. I do not want to marry her now." "but have you made her unclean or unfit for someone else's future wife?" " how do we learn if we do not try?" "learn what? making love? why cannot you learn after marriage? what is more important for you to marry someone? be faithful or be skillful in sex?"
"what do I do when I am high on libido? watching porn is a way to release my drive. instead of doing some other things craze." "there are many ways to release your energy. as you are a rugby player, you know how to exercise to spend your energy. " "Do not be alone at your place . do not stay late at night. call someone to have a chat over phone to change your attention. You can choose to be pure and clean and faithful as you believe in God. pray on your knees and seek his face and advice in your life. "
There were many other things we talked. I recorded these for those young men or girls to know your struggles over sexual drive can be tamed if you set up your mind on the Lord and your inner value.
when humans cannot do, the Lord can do everything for us. For in him, nothing is impossible.
May peace from the Lord Christ Yahoshuwa be upon you all who fear His righteousness and Justice.
Yesterday, May 13 2017, I was doing street preaching at MetroTwon area as usual. I saw a group of high school students passing by. They all are boys. One of them told me as usual that he likes to suck dxxx. The others were trying to touch my microphone that was my new addition to the lousy street preaching. One of them asked a very provoking question that he was not aware of the degree of insulting of what I believe. As they were in my very personal space, a young adult came into that young man's face, shouted at him, "Back off. Let him do his stuff. It is his free speech right." "what do you want?" the young bod protested with a starring. The young adult, stepped further into his face, and he is one head above the boy. as I watched, the young man said, " what do you want. show me. I am an atheist and not with him. but, you are harassing him. I have to stop you." while he appeared strong and bigger than that boy, eventually the boy backed away from the contention. after the boys dispersed away due to this young adults warning, I said to the young man, "Thank you for your help. I knew them and their rebellious words and minds. " He did not want to talk to me and went off to the skytrain station.
I was astonished by his action as if he expected to have a fair fight between people with different beliefs. I liked his clear thinking and legal knowledge of his standing. unfortunately, we had no chance to discuss whether there is a God in this universe. I felt that I own him an explanation. May the Lord provide the chance to allow me to testify for Him one day soon. And this young man will hear His awesome story in my life and may think twice for what he believes.
Later of the evening, these boys returned to the station to go back home as I guessed. The young boy came to me and made a formal apology for what he did previously. I told him that I accepted his apology and told him not to speak that kind of provoking and insulting words any more. He told me that he actually was joking and his parents are Catholics. I told him that he should not be joking on such serious thing and should read the Bible to know the Truth. He appeared very sincere when he made his apology and he came out from his group. I prayed that God will forgive his ignorant words. One thing I learned from this incident that young kids can be easily influenced by others. He probably was copying from the first boy who always speak some insane words to show that he has some kind of muscle. I pray that such bad influence among the kids be stopped when the Word of God flood this earth.
It was very touching moment when he approached me to make an apology. I pray that the Lord will continue to awake his soul for His words, His righteousness, and His justice. Whoever repented his/her sins, the Lord will forgive at His will. May His Name be praise forever and ever.
I was preaching on the corner of Central boulevard at Metro-town station area last Sunday (May 7th 2017) afternoon. It was a beautiful sunny day. I saw a fair looking young man coming towards me. I started to preach the good news to the crowds with my eyes on his direction.
He smiled and told me that he believes nothing really. before I wanted to share more good news with him, there came an adult who is about 50 years old with good clothes and clean look. He looked at my protesting board and started to shout at me. "Praise the Lord for what you are doing. He is a Great and awesome God." I was astonished to hear what he proclaimed as not many people stopped like the way he did. He continued to tell us his story without stopping.
"Look at me now. I have a job, and rent a house. I was on the street and an addict to drugs. I was hopeless and homeless three years ago. One day when I was in a rehab center, I knelled down and cried out to Him with tears. Suddenly, my mind returned back to me and I was sober. Now, I have a job and live like a new man. " I told him, "Praise the Lord for his mercy on you." "Yes, thank this Living God who heard my cry and healed me. " "Praise the Lord." Then I turned to the young man who was listening astonishingly to his story too. He was shocked and stood in awe. He knew that we were not playing a show but that was what happened in a moment of his life. I told him that this awesome experience of God's love can be his if he starts to believe. He was speechless and went to cross the street as the traffic light turned to green. I repeated my words to him," This awesome experience of our living God can be yours if you believe." I saw he was excited by punching his fist in a lower position. it was a Yes from his body language.
Praise be to our living God as he saves and heals.
If you read this article, if you are touched by what our living God did to that addict, that homeless person, please start to read His awesome words and deeds recorded in the Holy Bible. start to get know Him, your awesome almighty God who can save your soul.
May peace be with you on this Sabbath Day.
Last Sunday, November 20th 2016, it was raining and cold. a young 25ish man came to me. I could smell his alcohol from his breath when he talked to me slowly.
He told me that he is addicted to alcohol and cracks. I told him immediately that he could and should never use drugs with alcohol together. It will kill him one day. He told me that he overdosed several times. He knew the dangers and saw many of his friends' death due to overdose. But he did not know why he still survived after several time of overdose.
I asked him whether he was a Christian. He told me not any more. He was raised on the street and has no job no place to stay. I asked him where he normally stay. He said he barely sleep. if so, he would stay at the washroom, bank doorways, some closed entrance. He does not like to stay shelter as it is not safe for him. I asked him where he got the money for the drink and drugs. He laughed with a kind of guilty on his face. I knew that he must do something like sale drug to others, or steal something, or even sale his soul to gain his supply. this is how the evils keep fallen ones in their loops.
He appeared quite drunk or at the wake of drunkenness. He talked slowly most of the time. But he fixed his eyes on me when we were talking. I told him to quite drink and drugs as his life is precious. He said that it is very hard for him to do so. I told him that when we cannot do something, G-d can do everything for us if we ask him sincerely. He asked me whether we can pray together. Surely, I replied.
we prayed at the corner of the ticket both. I asked the Lord to continue to protect him and give him strength to live his life and to know his Savior Christ Yahushua.
He thanked me and I told him to thank G-d. I asked him where he was going. He said he has no money no place to go. I asked him whether he needs some money. He was reluctant to ask me for money. I took out the only bill and gave it to him. I said, "remember, to buy yourself some food not drugs, nor alcohol." he was surprised for the bill and promised me not to do bad with it. then, he said, "I should pray to the Lord." He closed his eyes immediately in that placec and started to pray by himself. I had to do the same to support him. He thanked the Lord for the providee and asked the Lord to protect me. Then, he went off to the sky train.
what stunned me of him (I had no name of him) was that when he received a help from a Christian, he responded to G-d, our Maker. He made a right response. I believed that this is why He still lives after several overdoses. G-d cares for those who fear Him. May this brother forsake the alcohol and drugs soon. May the angles of G-d protect him and lead him out of the misery and additions.
I heard a lot of bad news last week about the fallen of addicts of fentanyl and other potent illicit drug on the market. May he was spared once again.
There is a overhead bridge that connects the metrotown skytrain station to the Metropolis center. Since the Lord sent me there to preach to the crowds, i have not been able to access the majority commuters who shop in the center during the weekend.
i sent email to the Metropolis team and they decliend to allow me to preach on the skirt area of the building. I had been on the public street at the intersection over a few months until last a few weeks since hte bridge was closed. I thankd the Lord much to open the way to allow me to preach to a mass crowd every day when I was there. almost more than 1000 people passing by every hour, which is more than the people we met when we were at the downtown center.
I considered to bring a law suit to the supreme court to force the Metropolis to accept that fact that the mall area is a public area for public use so we can preach there freely. yet, due to various tired up things in my life, i had not been able to asemble a file to the applciation for a Judge.
The Lord taught me that i just need to wait for him as he sees all the future things. I must have more faith in him in order to do his will in my life more effectively. Praise the Lord forever and ever.
Since then, I have been so encouraged and excited by the opportunity to share the good news with thousands daily. there were heavy rain days, and freesing evenings. one day, my jacket was wet and my undergarment was soaked as well. it chilled my body a lot. I had to go to the whirepool in Hillcrest to warm myself up. I did buy a waterproof winter jacket for this pupose to stop being freezing on the street.
It has been veyr joyful to know some of people alreay greeting me when they saw me there. Least, the good news and my standing for the Lord are spread and accepted. Many people said to me with tahnks, and some with encouragment, and some with thumb ups. surely, some of people they hated me with insaults, fists, and false accusations. RCMP atteneded several times and observed that I was doing a good religious work in their eyes without any voilence and disturbance to the public. we almost became friends in some cold winter days with warm greetings. Praise the Lord.
I also shared this information with my previous team member Matthew by email and by phone to encourage him to consider this opportunity to preach to the mass commuters. May the Lord lead him and give him fire to love Him more. Amen.
Yesterday, Nov 26 2016, was a raining day. at evening time, while I was standing in the rain due to the private property restriction of Translink, one young man stopped and read the placard. He asked, "do you oppose gay marriage?" "Yes. This is the message. Legal is not equal to moral."
"why do you hate gay marriage? " "No, no. I do not hate gay marriage but gay sex conducts as the Bible teaches us that is immoral." "actually, I am a bisexual. I dated girls for seven years. but now I have a boy friend and we will get married." "do you have moral any more?" "absolute not. I do not care about the moral at all." "okay. you have the right to marry someone you love . can you have no gay sex with him?" "what? marriage is all about sex. gay marriage is for gay sex." "then, you know your choice has a consequence as the Bible says," "I am a gay is not by choice. I was raised by a gay grandmother. and adopted by a gay couple. They are nice people." "but we are not talking about origin of sexual orientation. even if you were born to be bisexual, as we all were born with sins, this does not mean that you have to continue to sin. " "what? gay sex is a sin?" "Yes." while we were talking, two female homosexual people joined us. one lady asked, "If I love girls, and marry her for a whole life. is that immoral?" "According to the Bible, even you are faithful to your gay partner, your homo-sex deeds are immoral." "I do not believe that shit. " there came a young man who greeted the gay man who was talking to me. they exchanged a quick kiss on the lips . I pointed out to him that he is not faithful as he said he would marry his boyfriend. "so what? we knew each other before." "Then, you need know that marriage is not for lust." "I gonna have a shusi dinner with my boy friend now. and we will have gay sex after that." "Do not indulgence yourself in lust. You will face the consequence one day." I shouted to his back while he was walking away.
apparently, this gay man's mind was distorted by his bisexual desire and lust. His heart went astray anytime as he is not aware of that. He admitted that he has no moral ground for all what he did. the worst thing of all is that he does not care about the moral any more. does he know what is moral? surely he does. this will bear witness on the Day of Judgement of he will not repent his sins.
May the world be saved by His unfathomable Grace and true Love.
I met Troy on a raining evening on Nov 13th 2016. He appeared drunk and was smoking. While he was waiting to pass the street, he listened to my preaching on the street and started a conversation with me. it extended to an hour long interaction.
he questioned a lot of things and told me that when he prayed and prayed in his need, he never got answer. He gave up his belief. I asked him who helped him then. Myself, he said. then, he started to do anti-Christ protest. he called out people to follow Satan and love themselves.. He called out that Satan loves them and fornication is good. when he saw more people came to me to get the Gospel tracts, he became irritated every single time. I enjoyed his unsuccessful companion.
I told him that he was not a bad person at all. When I looked into his eyes, I saw innocent, I saw hurt, and denial. I felt his deep sorrow within. I did not what he made the day but from his appearance and talk, I suspected he is homeless also he denied when I suggested to find a shelter for himself that night.
He continued to stock me from place to place as I determined not to battle with him. but he chose to stick with me wherever I went. My kind warning did not put him off nor affected his decision. I chose to forgive him as he was quite drunk.
I asked him whether he was a Christian before. He showed me a big silver cross hanging on hi neck inside of his cloth. I asked him what happened. He told me that he sold his soul for a $20k gold chain. BY doing what? he did not answer. I suspected that his deal must be very shameful to him to share. Troy is a a fair looking white guy at 30ish. He dressed himself with loose hanging pants and non-tackled shirt, and a jacket. I could not image how he would make a living on the street without hurting his own mind and soul. when he continued to cry out that no one helped him when he was in a much need and in prayer, i felt deeply of his desperation of devastating of his faith. in a return, Satan got him. Satan gave him a chance to meet his need. yet, his conscience and his moral tell him that what he has been doing is not right. but he has no choice and means to run away from them.
when I told him that I was leaving due to the late night, he told me that he would leave at the same time. I noticed that he possibly was very lonely in his soul. We had a hand shake to say good bye. I reminded him again, "Troy, you are not a bad man at all as I can see from your eyes. You shall choose your good part inside of you more than the other part of your heart. " "Thank you. I will see you again. " I removed my glove again and gave him a firm hand shake as he stretched outhis hand again. he looked at my removed glove second time. I noticed that he was checking whether I treated him truly with respect and sincere. Surely, I did not pretend to care for him nor to just finish a job as a hired hand. He ran off to the back of the street.
The encounter of Troy touched me deeply. G-d showed me there are many people who have been slipped into this world due to unanswered prayers, and lonely status. Satan caught them each one so easily. The church must do much more to care about these astray sheep and find these lost sheep and bring them back.
May the Lord forgive Troy's sins and lead him back to repentance. May his tender love and kindness touch him deeply one day. May he know that he can live and must live for the Lord Christ Yahushua one day.
I was preaching the good news on the street last Sunday in a cold and windy evening. I was shouting out the messages to the passbyers and the running cars on three directions.
I noticed that there was an Alberta licensed passenger vechicle with a family of four turning right. It appeared that the father was interested to notice a man standing on the street with a uplifted placard with him. he was reading the texts but did not have enough time to ask me a question due to the green light was on. He drove away.
I was continuing to preach the Gospel of Christ Jesus. Then I spotted him again on the opposite of the lane and waiting for passing the intersection. He called me to give him some pamphlet to read. I told him that it was too late for me to pass the road. Then he asked, "what is it?" "It is about the Good news of Jesus Christ who can save our souls. are you Christians?" "Yes, we are." "Then, it is too simple for you. Love the Lord Jesus Christ. " "Praise be to G-d. Praise be to G-d." He shouted with boldness that I seldom saw in other people. he drove away after the light turned green.
I did not know whether he lives here or was taking a family trip to BC. however, it appeared that he was moved to see a disciple standing in a chilly evening to preach the gospel. His reaction moved me and I prayed for him and his family during the week. I prayed that G-d may bless his heart to love Him more and more. I prayed that G-d may choose him to serve him on the street even. We need more bold disciples to answer His calling to spread the gospel and bring the ending near.
Yes, I prayed also that we may work together to share the gospel to the lost ones around the cities and countries. Not just with him, also with all those whom G-d has chosen to serve Him in the same way he has chosen us.
Thanks be to the Almighty G-d. May your Name be praised in all your saints' heart. Amen forever.
"Remain in me, and i will remain in you. no branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me." 15:4
"If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. This is to my Father's glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples." 15:7-8 of the Gospel of John
It was very regretful during several acounts of disputing with some G-d haters. They flipped their middle fingers towards me, they spurred malicious words at me, they yelled and showed and approached me aggressively. I thought I have the rights to defend myself. I thought I have the rights to brush them off by telling them that they were criminals by doing so. I thought I should not be cowed but be bold to fight against their attacks.
when I read these scriptures, I felt that my actions did not show sufficient mercy and compassion to them but anger and self-righteousness. .although I did not condemn them, but my actions spoke stronger than that Forgive me Father. I must remain in you and in the Lord Christ Jesus. Fence off them will not bring any of them back to you but pronounce your justice to them. It is part of my work to help them to know you more, not to hate you more by my defending actions. I thought that it is a battle field. but I forgot that it is a harvest field as well. in any battlefield, there always gave ugly and devastating results. Forgive me, as I forgot to preserve the field while I was singled out there. Give me more love and patience and endurance, so I can tolerate with all these evils. so your love in me will bring them to repentance.
Yes, as you say, If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first. You do nt belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. This is why the world hates you. (15 18 , 19b of Gospel of John)
Please help me to live a life to praise you, to bring praise back to you, to testify your greatness and love kindness and your compassion to all sinners. Please strengthen me with your power and wisdom to stand up for you with mercy and integrity. May you be forever praised and glorified. Amen forever.
Called to serve, Called to stand, called to testify the Truth.