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Endure Patiently

Sunday, 19th November 2017

Rev Daniel Poon

Rev Daniel shared with us some life stories he had recently. Not long ago when he was on a mission to Vanuatu, his iPhone was lost on the bus. In order to claim more insurance anyone could’ve said that the iPhone was stolen, but Rev Daniel decided to tell the truth and admitted that he lost the iPhone. At the end he still had the claim and was able to receive a new iPhone.

There’s always temptation in our life, but the worse thing is that when we don’t realize what we are doing is wrong. With human nature, we somehow built a wall between us and the Lord, but Jesus came and tear down the walls and barriers.

Today Rev Daniel taught us about waiting patiently for the Lord. There are troubles and challenges in this world, but in the Lord we can find peace and all the answers. In Hebrews 6:15, it says “And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.”

1. God Never Lie

In Hebrews 6:18-19, God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain

If we believe in the Lord, we will be ‘firm and secure’ that He will be on our side. The reason of why our lives and our faith are always up and down is that we don’t see the Lord is actually behind us, He is the Lord who never lies. Everything He promised in the Bible is for His children, even after we’ve done something wrong, the promise is still there, but it’s us who is moving away from the Lord and from the promises. After Adam and Even sinned, it never said that the Lord destroy the garden, but it was sin that separated us from the Lord.

Rev Daniel shared that if we want to receive the promise, we need to get ready, and take the living water from Jesus.

2. God Went Before Us

Hebrew 6:20 says, “where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”

In the Old Testament, people need to ask the high priest to help them to inquire the Lord before making any decisions. But now Jesus came and become our High Priest, therefore we can look upon the Lord like what Jesus did. We can make decision by thinking, ‘What Would Jesus Do?’

Rev Daniel reminded us that everything on this earth will pass away, only eternity will remain, therefore we need to hold on tight to our faith, if we endure patiently long enough, eventually we will become the winners. It’s not easy to face the truth because very often we want to hide our mistakes and weaknesses. Satan likes to lie to us and make us feel worthless. But it’s our decision to stand firm in our faith no matter what, then the promises will be ours!