Sunday, 27th May 2018
Rev Daniel Poon
Everyday we read the news or from social media and 90% of the information we received is negative. Therefore it’s normal for everyone to think for themselves first, and resulted in a competitive, merciless society we live in. But God created the world for us to receive blessings. Jesus come not to judge but to bring solution to the world. Today Rev Daniel shared with us an important concept, that the fact of the world is different to the truth from God.
“We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true by being in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.” (1 John 5:20)
What is the fact about this world? In the dictionary, it says the fact is something that is known to have happened or to exist. It’s all about information, the fact is simple our experience of what happened in the past. When we look at the past, we tend to use this information to predict the future and to make decision. But as Christians, we should look at it differently.
Rev Daniel reminded us the story of five loaves and two fish. In the evening, 5,000 men, not including women and children, were hungry. Disciples told Jesus to send the people home to find something to eat, but instead Jesus asked them to find food. They only found five loaves and two fish, and for the disciples the fact was that it’s impossible to feed 5,000 people with this much food. But what Jesus saw was the truth, God could do the miracle, and Jesus saw 12 baskets left over even before the miracle happened. Jesus understood the secrete of the Kingdom. Therefore Jesus never looses hope, He could use spiritual eyes to see the truth.
66 Books of the Bible all tell us that anything is possible through God. Only God can do the supernatural things. We need to know who is our true God, the creator God, the Father, who sent His only Son to save us, and to love us unconditionally. When we seek Him, He will take us out of our troubles and worries, which are most likely the worldly fact we see.
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)
This is the secrete to why Jesus could see the 12 baskets from the five loaves and two fish. Jesus knew God’s heart is for His children, that’s also why He chose to sacrifice Himself on the cross, so the Father and children relationship can be restored. We must return back to the Father, to have the son-ship back. If we know this secrete, know who is behind us, then we will not be troubled by the fact, but see the truth in life, and as a result, we will live differently.
“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” (2 Corinthians 4:18)
Can we satisfy with what God has given to us? The Israelite followed God in the wilderness for 40 years, only by the pillar of cloud and pillar of fire. God knows what we need. Maybe we are struggling with our work, study, marriage, health, finance or our future. But God wants to bless us, so don’t make judgement simply base on what the fact of the world is telling us, but to look upon the God of truth!