"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.
these days, his image and lonely face always appear in my mind. I felt that I was so guilty to leave him on the street or not share what I have with him more. I felt that I would like to have him in my rental place. Yet, I could not afford a room for him. I felt that I would continue to support him and even give him a job to keep him off the street. I feel that I could not help him more as I thought and I will.
I do not remember his name. I have met him since several years ago while I started street preaching near the sky train station. we had several chats and he shared much his past life with me. He was a church builder. He was a pastor to lead a small congregation. He helped to build the first shelter for the homeless people in Richmond. He was kicked out of home many years ago. He could not stay in the shelter as now thieves, robbers, and abusers live there. He prefer to ride his bike around and sleep in the washrooms and bank entrances as he told me.
One winter morning, he had no money to buy food and sat in the shadow near the station, where he does not come often as there was the other begging lady who occupies the area all year long. I arrived and found him in a cold morning and begging for changes. I did not have changes and asked him what happened. He told me that no one gave him money yesterday for a whole day. he had no money to buy anything to eat and was cold. I did not tell him that I had no changes but went to a near bank. I gave him a large bill to buy some food after I returned. he was surprised but accepted my giving. I told him that I could not help him more, and asked him to come to me when he has a need.
however, since then, he tried to avoid me or ask me for anything. he might think that I am as poor as him since all street preachers is considered as beggars with a ministry hat. He might thought that one day I will ask him to pay back. No for him and people like him, I will never ask them to give me money back when they are rich. However, indeed, I have a full-time job and run two high tech companies related to clean energy and clean environment technology and anti-cancer drugs. I have spent most of my owning in the businesses with a large debt every year. I have met many homeless people on the street through years. yet, these days, he always appears in my mind. I know that it is my Father who wants me to remember him, his suffering, his pain, and his unfair life. This is the reason of this article as I wanted this world to know that our G-d is a loving G-d who cares for those whom he loves.
I pray that I will help him as possible as I can. even if now I could not afford him to have a place to stay warm and clean, one day soon, I will share a room or a place with him so he will remember that our Lord remembers him indeed. Help me, Father. in this very busy time. when I suffer from all sides, yet, you want me to know there is someone whom you so care. Forgive me, as I have been so busy with your work in my life and could not spend much to think of them, to care or love them whom you love. Help me and strengthen me so I will gird up myself and be ready to help them on time. I know Time is in your hands and I pray that you will give me time to help him and others to bring your Love to them once again.
May you keep them safe and strong until a place is found for them. In your precious Name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen forever.
from himIt was a nice day last Sun day at Richmond Brig house skytrain station. I met a warm and kind gentleman. he asked me whether I truly believed what I wrote on the protesting board. Yes, I gave him a firm answer. Yet, he laughed and told me that there are many contradictions and problems in the Bible. He cannot understand why God let Adam and Eve's descendants to commit an incest to populate the world. I told him that his understanding and knowledge were very flawed and not true. then, he gave me his email address and wanted me to discuss this kind of topics with him. I did.
in the coming communications from the emails and in person discussion, what I learned from him was that he was a young devoted Christian. He could not remember since when he started to have questions after he read a bunch of other materials questioning the authenticity of the Bible, and the authority of the Bible. He tool all those other information inside of him through the years and built a hard shell around his heart and mind. The main difficulties led to his astray are two (1) the mystery of the creation of G-d; (2) Jesus is not G-d. He talked about many things that are not reasonable. For example, the age of the great canyon and of the earth; the incest problem of one human race; the corruption of churches, the money luring charities; the black hand of Masons; and others. He also mentioned about his involvement in psychics about inquiring of his loss fortunes. All the information of him warn me how wicked this world is. It not only lures young men to astray from G-d, but also poison them slowly with prosperity, with rich living capability, and even with psychics to make them believe that there is a God but not Jesus. Surely, the dark spirit or the wickedness of denying the Son of G-d is a god but not the G-d.
As in 1 John 4:3 it says, "every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from G-d. This is the spirit of antichrist." how can a man who denies Jesus Christ be saved then?
Then, he also shared about his view of the Christian churches. in his impression, all the churches want money from him. Many of his friends who know him and his fortune invited him persistently to join their church. but he refused by asking what is good for him to do so as he has been a very kind person to a few others. His proud in his own well being blinds him to see the truth but eyes on his money to be kept by him. He does not or cannot surrender his life and his possession to Jesus Christ as the young rich man recorded in the Bible. When Jesus Christ asked him to sale all his possessions and give to the poor, then follow him. The young rich man went off in distress. Then the Lord Jesus said, "it is easy for a camel to go through the eye of the needle than for a rich man to get into heaven." (Matthew 19:24)
I wrote this story to testify that I have shared the Truth with this rich person who was strayed from Jesus Christ. I wrote this story to document his love of this world and money and false spirits. His incarnation to other spirits to keep him safe an secure will become his downfall on that judgement day if he chooses not to repent his sins. .
May the Lord help him to repent his sins and know Jesus Christ is our only Savior. Amen.
Called to serve, Called to stand, called to testify the Truth.