Monday, August 23, 2010

Of Faith, Understanding and Acceptance

I am 34 years old now in the flesh, Born on the 30th of November 1975, the 2nd child of my parents whom both belong to a poor families, back in our province Camarines Norte. My grandfathers is a farmer on a father side and a carpenter on my mother side. But my parents did not inherit any properties from both of them, except for a one carabao use for farming but eventually we sold it to put-up a small Sari-Sari Store ( A small grocery store within the barangay/village). I am on my primary 3 level that time the year is 1983, our small grocery is doing well we sell fruits, clothes, drinks and wines, rice, can goods etc. and it draw envious to some villagers.

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.

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Spirit is Life

I found this simple model over the net illustrating The four field of Intelligences.
Again be reminded that it only reflects four field of intelligences as they may be more than what on this figure can be found.

This illustration is from article of Cindy Wigglesworth "Spiritual Intelligence Why its Important?"

Defining Spiritual Intelligence:

Spiritual Intelligence as define by by Cindy Wigglesworth
President Conscious Pursuits, Inc. (CPI)“ is the ability to behave with Compassion and Wisdom while maintaining inner and outer peace (equanimity) regardless of the circumstances.” Compassion and Wisdom together form the manifestation of Love. “Behave” is important because it focuses on how well we maintain our center, stay calm, and actually treat others with compassion and wisdom. The statement of “regardless of the circumstances” shows that we can maintain our peaceful center and loving behaviors even under great stress. This is what we admire in our spiritual leaders.

Now considering the teaching of Christ in the bible What is the Importance of the Spirit

John 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Romans 8:10 And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

I'm not worthy to further discuss and explain this verses for there are more appropriate verses that can be found in the bible. My only point is to transcribe the fundamental awareness to anyone who can read this article about the important of spirituality and that spirit really excess: even The Spirit God Has a Spirit , as we live in this present world we called Earth which shall wax old as described in

Isaiah 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.

Revelation 20 : 11 And I saw a great white throne, and him that sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away; and there was found no place for them.

Defining Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ)
Emotional Intelligence (EI), often measured as an Emotional Intelligence Quotient (EQ), describes an ability, capacity, or skill to perceive, assess, and manage the emotions of one's self, of others, and of groups. It is a relatively new area of psychological research.

Defining Intelligence Quotient(IQ)
A measure of a person's intelligence as indicated by an intelligence test; the ratio of a person's mental age to their chronological age (multiplied by 100)

Is this two field of intelligent which could be acquired by any man living in this world could last for a lifetime and would it guaranty them eternal life after death? The bible said, as it written in the following verses.

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

1 Corinthians 3:19 For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God. For it is written, He taketh the wise in their own craftiness.

What I'm trying to perceive to other's mind is the fact that materials things in this world including our very own selves will come to and end our beauty, intelligence, wealth, glory and honor, including our memory, our promises will only up to the grave. Our body will turn back to dust but the spirit that within us will not die. And when the time comes that God will revive the our body and united it with the spirit to receive judgement

Ezekiel 37:6 And I will lay sinews upon you, and will bring up flesh upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and ye shall live; and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Revelation 20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

But death can be overcome as what our Lord Jesus Christ did and eternal life as what the humanity want to acquire even to the times of the Egyptian can be achieve thru following Christ and the first step might be the spiritual awareness in the words of God.

Luke 24:46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:

John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 7:17 For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes.

The Illustration above is correct Spiritual intelligence (EQ) especially spiritual awareness in the words of God is primary and should be above all things, Intelligence and wisdom of this word including wealth and power can lead you to eternal damnation; but with the subjection to God doctrine you can turn all this things to Holiness that would bring you to a sweet salvation.

1 Corinthians 2:9 But as it is written, Things which eye saw not, and ear heard not, And which entered not into the heart of man, Whatsoever things God prepared for them that love him.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scape to Earth, Is There Another?

Notwithstanding the advent of the most powerful telescope that mankind ever created The Hubble Space Telescope which is one of the largest and most versatile, and is well-known as both a vital research tool and a public relations boon for astronomy. Astronomer still yet to discover possibilities within the solar system or even to another galaxy within the known universe which can sustain life other than the Earth.
In this present time there have been many warnings of the depletion of our natural resources including an article written on July 9, 2002 by Reuters’ reporter Robert Evans that projects by 2050 due to western society's high consumption levels, it adds that the extra planets (the equivalent size of Earth) will be required by the year 2050 as existing resources are exhausted.
But the biggest question under this present situation with our planet running out of room and resources:
Is There Another Earth?

In addition to alarming and escalating fear of mankind over the Earth present situation the NASA has on going annual design contest about Space Settlement. A space settlement is a home in orbit. Rather than live on the outside of a planet, settlers will live on the inside of gigantic spacecraft.

This is a interior view of spacecraft from an artist impression

"I know that humans will colonize the solar system and one day go beyond." This is a statement from Mike Griffin, a former NASA Administrator.

Some scientist in the past has displayed amount of recognition of the powerful Creator and how He created and design the universe like that of Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton and many more. Despite all this scientist magnificent credentials contributing to what life we have today, I still can't figure out why still some astrological studies that do not conform to the general principles that God created the universe as it manifested thru their belief like discovering another earth or putting a space settlement on its orbit by all this they are actually neglecting what was written in the Bible about the earth, the moon, the stars and the universe as a whole.

A proof from the bible is written in Psalm 19:1-3

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the expanse proclaims His handiwork. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor are there words; their voice is not heard.” Read More

And is the universe ever expanding? The book of Job 38:4, it says:

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell if you have understanding! Who has set its measurements, for you know? Or who has stretched the line on it? On what are its bases sunk, or who cast its cornerstone…”

Two Famous scientist who believe In the Mighty Creator of the universe.

Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Einstein is probably the best known and most highly revered scientist of the twentieth century, and is associated with major revolutions in our thinking about time, gravity, and the conversion of matter to energy (E=mc2). And he recognized the impossibility of a non-created universe.
A famous saying of his was "Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."

Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
In optics, mechanics, and mathematics, Newton was a figure of undisputed genius and innovation. In all his science (including chemistry) he saw mathematics and numbers as central. In his system of
physics, God is essential to the nature and absoluteness of space. In Principia he stated, "The most beautiful system of the sun, planets, and comets, could only proceed from the counsel and dominion on an intelligent and powerful Being."

Thus anyone in the earth including those inhabitants of heaven can be spare from the wrath of God?

Isaiah 13:13 Therefore I will shake the heavens, and the earth shall remove out of her place, in the wrath of the LORD of hosts, and in the day of his fierce anger.

It is clearly said God will not only shake the earth but also the heavens, and if said so, is this dream of mankind to put up a space settlement rational, why they don't just applied that space technology here on earth? Can we claim that we are far more intelligent that God by this notion of requiring another earth in the future due to mankind excessive consumption, is that mean God with all His glory, power and wisdom miscalculated the size of the earth. Remember that God is an exact God.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Health Matter ( I Am What I Eat )

Let's live our life in a healthy way, the Christians way

3 John 1:2 Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

This blog about health is inspired by non other than our beloved Bro. Eli Soriano do visit his site

If you are a kind of person that takes into considerations sensible things whether of a fact, scientific findings, medical breakthrough or even just a belief
especially Christian beliefs to matter into not only of your own life but for those whom you loves as well then you found a stream of life's sensibility. This man I would definitely say is not speaking in vain whatsoever his doing he does it by faith and you will find yourself little by little interested to hear his voice preaching or reading his articles. He preaches not only the better life after death but even to this present dispensation more specifically about Heath and not only health he speaks also almost everything about general knowledge and his doing it exactly when its needed during the times his discussing or explaining about certain topics in the bible expositions, on the Internet broadcasting and most specially about salvation.
Please click on this link to learn more.
We sometimes overlook our self and simply reacting on the things were doing or what we feel base on what our body needed in order to continue our responsibilities in our works, in our family and to other activity as it purposes us to be in our day to day lives, and we paid not so much attention on what we are eating as long as it satisfied our stomach and our taste buds and were feeling strong and healthy that's it we can eat what we want. But is that what we are going to used to be? In the Bible is that what God's want us to be? In Medicine is that what we are supposed to be? I Remember this joke back in our country Philippines that if you eat lots of pork, fatty and oily foods you will never grew old, because you will die young .
This link provides the heath benefits of Fruit Juice fasting.

I remember when I was at primary level, studying from a primary school which is very far from our home and we used to just walk back and forth for there is no means of transportation back then. During breaktime 12:oo -1:00 pm instead of going back home we just climb to some starapple tree inside the campus and having it as a lunch, sometimes our kind classmates offer us to join them, they are quite lucky they have mother to prepare for their lunch pack. Living in a province which have a lot of fresh fruits and vegetables made me a fruit lover and I can say up to now If were be ask to choice between a cake or ice cream against a fresh and sweet guava I would prepare the fruit without hesitation. Knowing the benefits of alkaline in our body I even subjected myself for a one month Juice fasting I'm not fat or sick but i feel great after finishing it. Now I have a better control of what to eat and a much better moderation's on almost food regardless of how delicious and mouth watering they are. Remember you are what you eat, if you eat the same kind of foods a lot, and taken for granted the appropriate balance diet that should be needed.

I leave you by this quotation from Ben Franklin " An Ounce Of Prevention Is Better Than A Pound Of Cure"