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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Invitation to a joint prayer for the nations of the world

High-level meetings of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly

12 September 2017: Opening of the 72nd session
19 - 25 September 2017: Annual general debate
27 - 28 September 2017: High-level meeting of the General Assembly on the appraisal of the United Nations Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons

Yesterday the U.S. president addressed.

Today is scheduled for S. korea, russia and china to speak.

Tomorrow noko will come out and speak.

I watched twice Mt. trump speaking.

Through lottery noko rep was assigned a seat right in front of the podium so he could hear trump speak better.

But before trump's arrival in boycott he walked out without listening.

Later he made a comment on the speech as "dog barking".

There are a few more days to go for the assembly. And the scene thus far is  embarrassing.

To keep the debate and discussion profitable to all I would urge all 193 nation delegates to commence the sessions by offering a joint prayer saying:

* Our heavenly father
Hallowed be your name
Your Kingdom come
Your will be done
On earth as it is in heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
Forgive us of our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors
Lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What is going on?

Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet. Psalm 110; Luke 20:41-42

I subscribe to news programs like operamini, twitter, utube, RationalWiki: what is going on? etc.

On social media apps like facebook, kakao talks I often get bits and pieces of so called news that is going on around the world.

But what is the meaning of all that are going in this world 'really'? And why do all these happen? And where will they lead to?

After having gone to a foreign land Daniel as an exile got confused and asked a question similar to this, and after much prayer he received an answer from the Lord who in effect said  in Daniel 12 about the end time events such as deliverance of the righteous, resurrection to occur, and in the interim till the end time people going here and there to increase knowledge. vs. 1-4

In today's Bible reader passage Jesus quoted David who centuries before had overheard and recorded the conversation between God the Father and (pre-incarnate) Jesus.

As prophesied, Jesus did come, offered himself on a tree as an atoning sacrifice for men, rose again, and now remain seated at the right  hand of God.

In the meantime, quoting David, Jesus gives us in a summary form the history lesson according to the meaning of the things that are to happen, that is, the Lord God working through all means in his sleeves (men like evangelists, missionaries, pastors, etc., nature like windstorms, thunders, moon, stars, etc.) to make Jesus' enemies a footstool for Jesus' feet. And Jesus is the ruler of all.

A footstool is something on which you put your feet to rest, as you are seated in a chair at a king's throne room.

Image result for king footstool throne room

The revelation as elucidated by the poor country Rabbi from Nazareth keeps modern men from getting confused/confounded/dumbfounded/alarmed/agitated owing to all the 'crazy' things that are going on like war of rhetoric between trump and kim-jung-un, natural or other man-made disasters reported instantly over the internet.

** Further Bible reading: Olivet discourse (Matthew 24; Mark 13; Luke 21)

** Hymn song to sing: He lives (Sing to the Lord 262)

*Indonesia Depoc center Summer Bible Conference (Peter Lee)

Our title was from Genesis 12:2 "You will be a blessing." 

God blessed our 8 lectures (Iman, Setto, Wisma Hadi,  Anang, Kefas, Ian, Martin and Abe Jones).

All attendees ( we prayed for 120 but God sent 144) could meet God the creator, who was pleased to create us, who is our hope, who wants to use us as a source of blessing and God of blessing.  

God raised 7 Life testimony speakers and 6 testimony speakers.

Prayer topics: After the conference, we keep on studying John's gospel. May God establish 5 new house churches this year. (2 were already raised and 3 more HCs need to be established). May God bless with 120 SWS attendees and 120 one to one Bible studies.