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Welcome to Faith Bible Church Singapore (FBCS)

At our church, we hope that through His Word and by His Spirit, and through the fellowship of the saints you will get to know and experience the Heavenly Father’s unfailing love for you.

John 1:17 (AMP)
17 For while the Law was given through Moses, grace (unearned, undeserved favor and spiritual blessing) and truth came through Jesus Christ.

By our Father’s Grace, we endeavour to teach His Word of Truth that Faith be imparted to your life. Then through Faith you may access His Grace all the time for yourself and for others, thus helping you to develop spiritually and helping your faith grow exceedingly.

The Heavenly Father has given FBCS this mandate, that is, “Prayer is Our Mission.” Through prayer we hope that you will fulfill the destiny that our Father God’s unfailing love has planned for you.

I pray that FBCS will be a blessing to you. Let us help you fulfill this unique plan that God has for your life.
May our Heavenly Father’s Unfailing Love pour out His abundance of Grace upon you!

 

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Today, God is pouring out His Spirit upon us again.After Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to His disciples for 40 days. Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And on the 50th day, on the day of Pentecost, the Father poured out His Spirit upon His disciples. After that, we see Peter preaching to the crowds saying …Acts 2:17 (NET) ‘And in the last days it will be,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Heavenly Father desires that His sons and daughters prophesy. All ordinary believers can prophesy. Why is prophecy not only just for the prophets and those in the five-fold ministry? What is prophecy? It is inspired utterances given by the Holy Spirit either in known tongues or unknown tongues. When the utterance is in unknown tongues, the gift of interpretation of unknown tongues will be given.When God uses you to prophesy, does that make you a prophet? Let us begin by studying the purpose of prophecy.1 Corinthians 14:1,4-5 (NET)Prophecy and Tongues1 Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.5 I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. The Holy Spirit who spoke through Paul in verse one is consistent with Acts 2:17; the Father desires all to prophesy. Every son and daughter should seek and desire to prophesy. In other words, desire to edify the church because prophecy is for building up or edifying the church. Therefore the Father says everyone should prophesy to edify or build up the church. The Holy Spirit is saying to all that we should speak with unknown tongues not only to edify ourselves, but more so, that we prophesy to edify or build the church up. Everyone should ask the Lord to use them in prophecy.Now let us study the purpose of prophecy.1 Corinthians 14:3 (NET) But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.The purposes of prophecy are listed in this Scripture and they are for: 1. STRENGTHENING - an inspired word or words of prophecy, from the Father comes with spiritual power and it will strengthen your spirit and your mind. 2. ENCOURAGEMENT - to encourage someone who may be feeling emotionally down because of circumstances, crisis, or a dangerous situation. 3. CONSOLATION - comfort. The word that came from an angel comforted Paul. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. He is our Father of comfort.Having knowledge of the purpose of prophecy, we now understand why the Father desires that we prophesy. Therefore:1. We will not fear to prophesy2. We will not get into error prophesyingThis is simple prophecy that does not carry any direction, nor tells the past, the present, or the future. The purpose of simple prophecy - utterances inspired by the Holy Spirit, is to speak words of strengthening, encouragement and comfort. Now we understand why the Father desires that we all prophesy. He desires we strengthen one another, encourage one another, and comfort one another. Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Bible Church SingaporePlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Today, God is pouring out His Spirit upon us again.

After Jesus died and rose again, He appeared to His disciples for 40 days. Jesus told them to wait in Jerusalem for the promise of the baptism of the Holy Spirit. And on the 50th day, on the day of Pentecost, the Father poured out His Spirit upon His disciples. After that, we see Peter preaching to the crowds saying …

Acts 2:17 (NET) ‘And in the last days it will be,’ God says, ‘that I will pour out my Spirit on all people, and your sons and your daughters will prophesy, and your young men will see visions, and your old men will dream dreams.

With the outpouring of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Heavenly Father desires that His sons and daughters prophesy. All ordinary believers can prophesy. Why is prophecy not only just for the prophets and those in the five-fold ministry? 

What is prophecy? It is inspired utterances given by the Holy Spirit either in known tongues or unknown tongues. When the utterance is in unknown tongues, the gift of interpretation of unknown tongues will be given.

When God uses you to prophesy, does that make you a prophet? Let us begin by studying the purpose of prophecy.

1 Corinthians 14:1,4-5 (NET)
Prophecy and Tongues
1 Pursue love and be eager for the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 
4 The one who speaks in a tongue builds himself up, but the one who prophesies builds up the church.
5 I wish you all spoke in tongues, but even more that you would prophesy. 

The Holy Spirit who spoke through Paul in verse one is consistent with Acts 2:17; the Father desires all to prophesy. Every son and daughter should seek and desire to prophesy. In other words, desire to edify the church because prophecy is for building up or edifying the church. Therefore the Father says everyone should prophesy to edify or build up the church. The Holy Spirit is saying to all that we should speak with unknown tongues not only to edify ourselves, but more so, that we prophesy to edify or build the church up. Everyone should ask the Lord to use them in prophecy.

Now let us study the purpose of prophecy.

1 Corinthians 14:3 (NET) But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouragement, and consolation.

The purposes of prophecy are listed in this Scripture and they are for:

       1. STRENGTHENING - an inspired word or words of prophecy, from the Father comes with spiritual power and it will strengthen your spirit and your mind.

       2. ENCOURAGEMENT - to encourage someone who may be feeling emotionally down because of circumstances, crisis, or a dangerous situation. 

       3. CONSOLATION - comfort. The word that came from an angel comforted Paul. The Holy Spirit is the Comforter. He is our Father of comfort.

Having knowledge of the purpose of prophecy, we now understand why the Father desires that we prophesy. Therefore:

1. We will not fear to prophesy
2. We will not get into error prophesying

This is simple prophecy that does not carry any direction, nor tells the past, the present, or the future. The purpose of simple prophecy - utterances inspired by the Holy Spirit, is to speak words of strengthening, encouragement and comfort. Now we understand why the Father desires that we all prophesy. He desires we strengthen one another, encourage one another, and comfort one another. 

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Bible Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread

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Many people have misunderstood some Scriptures thinking we should not speak in unknown tongues while we are in a church service. Some believers have been wrongly taught that they should not speak in tongues at all. There are preachers who preached speaking in tongues is of the devil, simply because they themselves were wrongly indoctrinated, therefore coming against it. When they do so, they are actually coming against God. Let us study those Scriptures that have been wrongly misunderstood.IF I COME TO YOU SPEAKING WITH TONGUES 1 Corinthians 14:6 (NKJV) But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?Paul wrote if he went to them (the church) speaking with tongues, it would not benefit them. The personal unknown tongue is for speaking to God, not to man (1 Corinthians 14:2). Paul said it would only benefit if he came speaking by revelation, by knowledge, by prophecy, or by teaching, as it would help the believers understand what he said. Prophecy is inspired utterance in known tongues. We have already established that different kinds of tongues together with the interpretation of tongues equal prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:5) in the earlier article. Paul said when he came to the church, the only unknown tongues he could speak to them was the second kind of unknown tongues which is for prophecy. These tongues have to be interpreted in order for believers to understand what was spoken.Paul was not saying that the personal unknown tongue is not beneficial. It is in fact, beneficial for speaking to God. Neither was Paul saying when he went to them he could not speak with tongues. The only tongues he could speak was the different kinds of tongues which were to be interpreted, so that he could prophesy to them and the people receive understanding of the prophecy.IN TEACHING THE CHURCH1 Corinthians 14:18–19 (NKJV)18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.Pastors and preachers have misunderstood what the above verses meant. They thought Paul was forbidding speaking in tongues in a church service. Therefore, they forbid this in their services.Paul also said it would be useless to teach in tongues. The context was concerning teaching the church. Of course, it would not profit anyone if the teaching was done in unknown tongues, as no one would be able to understand. Paul was not saying we cannot speak in tongues in a church service. But before and after teaching the church, the pastor could lead the whole church into speaking to God in unknown tongues.Or the church could come together corporately for a prayer service, and the pastor lead everyone to speak to God in unknown tongues. This is what we call united prayer and supplication with unknown tongues. It will be the most powerful kind of prayer. United prayer and supplication with unknown tongues is having corporate dynamic prayer, which releases tremendous power of the Holy Spirit that could change the whole nation. The dynamics of individual and small group prayer cannot attain what the church in united prayer can accomplish.Rev. Cheong Yew KwongFaith Bible Church SingaporePlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Many people have misunderstood some Scriptures thinking we should not speak in unknown tongues while we are in a church service. Some believers have been wrongly taught that they should not speak in tongues at all. There are preachers who preached speaking in tongues is of the devil, simply because they themselves were wrongly indoctrinated, therefore coming against it. When they do so, they are actually coming against God. Let us study those Scriptures that have been wrongly misunderstood.

IF I COME TO YOU SPEAKING WITH TONGUES 

1 Corinthians 14:6 (NKJV) But now, brethren, if I come to you speaking with tongues, what shall I profit you unless I speak to you either by revelation, by knowledge, by prophesying, or by teaching?

Paul wrote if he went to them (the church) speaking with tongues, it would not benefit them. The personal unknown tongue is for speaking to God, not to man (1 Corinthians 14:2). 

Paul said it would only benefit if he came speaking by revelation, by knowledge, by prophecy, or by teaching, as it would help the believers understand what he said. Prophecy is inspired utterance in known tongues. 

We have already established that different kinds of tongues together with the interpretation of tongues equal prophecy (1 Corinthians 14:5) in the earlier article. Paul said when he came to the church, the only unknown tongues he could speak to them was the second kind of unknown tongues which is for prophecy. These tongues have to be interpreted in order for believers to understand what was spoken.

Paul was not saying that the personal unknown tongue is not beneficial. It is in fact, beneficial for speaking to God. Neither was Paul saying when he went to them he could not speak with tongues. The only tongues he could speak was the different kinds of tongues which were to be interpreted, so that he could prophesy to them and the people receive understanding of the prophecy.

IN TEACHING THE CHURCH

1 Corinthians 14:18–19 (NKJV)
18 I thank my God I speak with tongues more than you all; 
19 yet in the church I would rather speak five words with my understanding, that I may teach others also, than ten thousand words in a tongue.

Pastors and preachers have misunderstood what the above verses meant. They thought Paul was forbidding speaking in tongues in a church service. Therefore, they forbid this in their services.

Paul also said it would be useless to teach in tongues. The context was concerning teaching the church. Of course, it would not profit anyone if the teaching was done in unknown tongues, as no one would be able to understand. Paul was not saying we cannot speak in tongues in a church service. But before and after teaching the church, the pastor could lead the whole church into speaking to God in unknown tongues.

Or the church could come together corporately for a prayer service, and the pastor lead everyone to speak to God in unknown tongues. This is what we call united prayer and supplication with unknown tongues. It will be the most powerful kind of prayer. United prayer and supplication with unknown tongues is having corporate dynamic prayer, which releases tremendous power of the Holy Spirit that could change the whole nation. The dynamics of individual and small group prayer cannot attain what the church in united prayer can accomplish.

Rev. Cheong Yew Kwong
Faith Bible Church Singapore
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
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