Praise God -1st House church Meeting

Great worship, prayer , teaching, sharing time last night. 1st House Group with 1st lesson on “Meaning of Anointing”. Small group but it’s going to cause ripples and fill the whole pond-as one prophecy was given last night. Awesome to have Todd HeinigerJoan CollisonPeter Tunping WangChristina Chen with Doreen & I. It was a blast!

Prayer and worship started in a spontaneous way with everything flowing like a river. It’s really the Spirit of God with us. The presence of God was awesome. We then had a 40 min teaching on “Meaning and definition of Anointing”-MP3 shall be posted.

Anointing of God is given to those who are consecrated and for doing his work. Fulfilling His purpose. It’s a sacred thing. The oil of anointing of Aaron that flows down his beard. The anointing flows downwards from leadership and not upwards from bottom up. We need to change our attitude to be far more respectful and submissive to authority and eldership in America. Churches suffer from  alack of it because of our love for freedom which is misconstrued. Real freedom is found in submission to Christ!

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Sept 2, 2012 will be memorable

Sept 2, 2012 will always be memorable. It’s the 1st Sunday service after a few weeks break over summer and marks the 1st service of the new era as per prophecy given to Doreen over NACC Camp by John Jacks. Interestingly it really is a new experience. In our newly rented place, the internet was still not installed after a 2-week wait, a pretty pathetic service by Time Warner, known for their bad service. I usually email my message to myself so I can always download it in church just in case. As it turns out, there is no internetr, and on Sunday before going to church I loaded my laptop into our van and planning to swap to our Toyota car for a smaller car. But when I swapped car, I forgot about the laptop left in the van.

I arrived in church and realized that I had to preach from memory! I prayed and asked God for help and jotted down the main themes and points and thoughts. And it was a great experience, I free flowed and spoke a lot from my heart and experience based on the conceptual points, and it was a good service. New preaching too. The Lord took over, so to speak, in some ways.

Though attendance is low, I saw one unbeliever who was brought by her daughter. She profusely thanked us for the community and she dropped in a check too as her offering to our church.

I believe God will bring a in new harvest in a fast way. Coming up!

The rebirth of Hope NY Church & our journey

The rebirth of Hope NY Church & our journey

August 31, 2012

Sept 2, 2012 is the real re-birth of our church. To begin with, Doreen & I had been praying and planning to move into the City of New York for 2 years now with the goal to be close to our beloved church Hope NY. We had been pastoring our church in Manhattan literally from our home with a distance of 1.5 hours drive or train. SO much conviction about the need to live among the people you want to reach out to makes us resolved to move. God spoke to us in Isaiah: Who will bring us into the fortified city, except the Lord our God?

I have gone through so much spiritual warfare’s before this date that it’s incredible and all I can say is my soul praises the Lord for He has heard my cries and shielded me from the storm and the forces that had been unleashed against me, my family and in my sense, the church’s rebirth. It’s about the big harvest God will bring into Hope NY Church starting Sept 2 and in a fast pace according to the prophecy given to us back in July 2012 in the NA Camp by John Jacks. The prophecy is so accurate to the extent it’s breath-taking and the promise of God to us is even more breath-gasping. The work that the Lord told us He will do, instead of us, is like He answering from a mighty storm.

We have gone through the challenge of getting our Syosset house to be rented out starting from July 1 when we spent thousands of dollars to repaint the house and fixed little things here and there; and when it was finally rented out after 3.5 weeks (we felt nervous by then); we had literally 1 week to find our new rental home in the right city. After 1 + month’s search that brought us to Hamilton heights, Upper West side, Roosevelt island, we finally picked Forest Hills for its good neighborhood, the bang for the dollars, and close proximity of subway commute (20 min) to midtown. We combed every rental home in the city within our budget and time was running out…and thank God that finally we got a gorgeous looking house and we got it. We would had to move into a hotel and put tons of stuff in a storage otherwise!

Moving out of Syosset house was a nightmare with so much stuff accumulated over the years. Worst still is our cleaner didn’t turn up on Sunday as promised and scheduled on the day we moved out (8/19) and as a result, we worked from 10 pm till 3 am in Syosset house to get the house clean enough for tenant to move in on 8/20 Monday. As it turned out, it was not good enough for tenant, and I got nasty emails and calls from him. My heart sank as this financial impact from this rental is very important for us to survive financially in Queens/NYC. A few more days of anguish and we sent another pro cleaner for 2 hours ($210) to further clean up the house for tenant. Finally that storm passed.

Another new storm began just as soon as the previous one settled. The dust barely settled, before we found another, perhaps bigger storm looming. Suddenly we had to re-look at our son’s senior year in Syosset HS . Heart anguish and turmoil as this is being brought into question. I prayed and fasted the day before making this phone call to the principal this morning. He returned call, and we had a nice chat about the situation. Initially he had his doubts, but after him hearing the good news that Rebecca got into a top private school Chapin School in Upper East side Manhattan, he was so excited for us! I concluded all is good and in the Lord’s hands.  Trust the Lord with all my heart for He is good.

After all these storms, I am ready for the sunshine kicking off Sept with the new church’s rebirth! Thank you Lord.