My mother is very diligent and hardworking she takes care of everything including teaching us on our home works, the same goes with my father collecting rice share from different farmers. Until time that rumors spread to our community from a male mute claiming he saw my mother going out with another man through a sign language. And that incident triggers my fathers to jealousy and also marks the new chapter in our life. Our small grocery went on bankrupt to the point that we need to settle for another village. My father always argue with my mother even ending up of hurting her. This time my mother made a decision and leave my father to work abroad as a domestic helper in Hongkong for almost 15 years, all for her perseverance and sacrifice just to complete our education. I was 9 years old, living without our mother; we prepare our food, wash our clothes and do our home works by our self, our father is always tired doing almost anything for our living and in many times drunk.
Remembering my mother back then she was a very strict disciplinarian and also very religious. Every night we kneel down and pray with her sometimes reciting the rosary in front of our altar. She always remind us to call Jesus and Mother Mary when we encounter danger. Certainly theirs a lot of unforgettable memories living with our parents, and I love my mother so much. She remain as a Roman Catholic today it makes her feel very mad knowing we converted to Christianity at the start but with God grace witnessing the big changes in our life she accepted our religion.
What makes my mind to shift and embrace Christianity my answer is straight forward "nothing", nor anyone had ever convince me or influenced me. Some people on their search for the the only Church of God in the bible affiliated thyself to a different religion proclaiming they are Christians but the inner man inside them will lead them to discern that their doctrines cannot satisfy the feeling of completeness, happiness, contentment, acceptance, forgiving and the unexplainable feeling of belonging to a loving kindness, guidance, understanding and merciful God.
Psalms 136:1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
Romans 8:39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
I started hearing bro. Eli's preaching on SBN-21 a television network in the Philippines. He speak bravely and deliberate some regards him as boastful but I did not notice such, I just amaze how he answered any questions of faith and practically basing all his answer in the bible, my assumption is: its all scripted, just like a stage play but he proven himself true when I have attended to one of his bible exposition.
Today I'm working to one of the construction firm here in Singapore and I could not consider myself up to this certain moment in my life that I am rich. And thru His mercy I was able to cough-up to all the trials and needs of my everyday life. Through Bro. Eli Soriano God taught us to be thankful for everything even to the time of laughter and tears.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Ephesians 5:20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;
This doctrine of Christ will prove the genuinity of the Church of God for theirs no other like it.
By this member in the church of God give thanks even we lost our job, our love one died, or suffer accident, sickness etc., it sounds foolishness to others but we know the reason behind.
Rom 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 2:4 Or despisest thou the riches of his goodness and forbearance and longsuffering; not knowing that the goodness of God leadeth thee to repentance?
This feeling of happiness hearing the words of God from our preacher is marvelous no amount of words can discribe it satisfies your soul, it pierces to your heart and you cannot resist or contest its truthfulness. When I have question at the back of mind, when I felt I have done or committed a sin, when I was lonely and feeling down. I just listen all over again to bro. Eli on the his internet broadcast. And every time he opened topics for our worship and thanksgiving service I feel God is answering me. Just put Him above all things in your life and you will learn the secrets of living without worrying of tomorrow.
Phillipians 4:12 I know how to be abased, and I know also how to abound: in everything and in all things have I learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in want.
2 Corinthians 9:8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work:
Living in this world today having understood our Lord Jesus Christ teaching we members of the Church of God Internationale are not questioning the Mighty Creature why there is war, famine, earthquake, poverty natural calamities etc. for all this thing are signs that should happen, and we are waiting now for just one and last sign The Great Tribulation. (ask for more details). We know where the world is leading to,we know how to deal with it and more we walk not in vain.
Matthew 24:21 for then shall be great tribulation, such as hath not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.
1 Corinthians 9:26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
Salvation and eternal life and the chance to behold the beauty the assurance of the Lord for those who will endure until the end, for Christian's will be given to tribulation and persecution but we afraid not of death and we should not fear death. Jesus Christ had overcome death
2 Timothy 3:12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.
1 Thessalonians 3:4 For verily, when we were with you, we told you before that we should suffer tribulation; even as it came to pass, and ye know
Mark 8:35 For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel's, the same shall save it.
Romans 6:9 Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.
As for my self writing this blog in English which I've found in many difficulties really takes times I'm a man o f many insecurities and very shy, and up to now I haven't get rid from my inferiority complex. I'm a very much private person, I don't enjoy socializing with other people, I always felt out of place, many times even I wanted to I just don't know how to relate and interact with people. Handling a conversation and a sense of humor is not on my capabilities. So what motivates me to spent hours writing a blog like this? It is by Faith, faith that somehow along the way this article will come across to anyone using the Internet and by doing so might have the chance to listen or watch our preachers web broadcast and be able to understand the whole doctrine of Christ; and if the Lord open their hearts a chance to become a member of Church of God in the bible.
Christians will not be judge according to their works but by duty on how they honestly fulfilled it.Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
How the Christians should oath to behave having fulfilled their duties; the bible says:Luke 17:10 So likewise ye, when ye shall have done all those things which are commanded you, say, We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do.
There are still things and circumstances in my life that sometimes I admit that it's quite hard to understand until I actually realize the effect that it causes when its all done, most of the time all I just utter thanks be to God. And I do believe that what happen to our family back then was not purely coincidence.
My next blog " The wisdom on every creatures that God have created"