" 6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May those who love you be secure. 7May there be peace within your walls and security within your citadels." Psalm 122:6-7
Beloved Brothers and Sisters,
“How do we remained saved after we are saved in Christ?” This is one of the unique questions of every new believer whom is seeking for the Lord. It was also one of my questions when I was a new born again Christian. A clearer question will be, “Am I a believer or a disciple?” What is the difference then? For more than a decade, I went through many denomination experiences both in Singapore and overseas, trying to grasp the essence of the gospel despite my past hectic schedules of work, ministry and family. I come to this point of truth in the Word of God when I began to sit before Jesus and be taught by His Holy Spirit, through His Word. Matthew 28:19-20. It wasn’t an easy journey. It is easy to be a believer just doing what we do every day at work, home and even church, but we can be a believer and yet busy for nothing.
The great commission of Jesus Christ is the highest and most privileged call of all. We are called to be disciples and destined to make disciples of Christ. It takes a lot of discipline, tenacity and perseverance to be a disciple of Jesus. It takes a burning heart of sacrifice of time, desires and comfort to wait upon the Lord with prayers, worship and praises daily! All the disciples gave up their personal desires to follow Jesus daily, ministering unto Him, taking heed and written down all the Words He gave them. It was the most precious and divine moments of each day. When the dawn breaks, all of them were always searching for Jesus and hungry to hear more of His wisdom and parables. They can’t wait to soak in the presence of the Lord all the days of their lives. Jesus was with them fishing, eating, mountain climbing and even drawing water from the well. Jesus was in their everyday life. He was their lifestyle and everyday was centred in Him. Therefore, it becomes crystal clear to me that we must be a disciple of the Lord to grow spiritually. A believer might not be leading a life of a disciple, but a disciple is definitely a believer.
Love is the most powerful weapon from God because it is the attributes of the Holy Spirit. 1 John 4:8. Jesus was the manifestation of God’s love and the unimaginable redemption plan for His creation from sins and their sinful nature at the Cross of Calvary. Today we see Israel becoming a strong Nation and this is their jubilee year (5777 – 50 Years) after the capturing Jerusalem. We today are literally a privilege generation to see the bible unveil before our very eyes according to the law and the prophets. All miracles, signs and wonders are birthed through prayers and intense intercession. The restoration of Israel was forged by the Holy Spirit through the travailing prayers of the saints across all nations for the salvation of the Jews, God’s beloved people.
In Verse 6, it tells us that those who love God will be secured and peace will be within our walls. Walls are referring to our country, our community and our home. Without peace, there is no progress and prosperity with a home, neighbours and nation. Peace also talks about unity within the government, community leaders and family cohesiveness. This was the very reason TCC is called to build strong families and to make disciples of Jesus Christ. This divine peace also brings unity within our spirit, soul and body for healing and wholesomeness.
If you are not in a bible study group or under any teacher or pastor, I would suggest you join us on Sunday afternoon where we meet to share the gospel, fellowship and pray. By knowing more about God’s word and fellowship of the Spirit, brings immeasurable blessings and revelation about your life, calling and destiny.
With Love Always,
Ps. Darien Choo