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June 29, 2018 8:00 pm

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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 fulfil 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 fulfil this unique plan that God has for your life.
May our Heavenly Father’s Unfailing Love pour out His abundance of Grace upon you!

 

#goodtoread

When the Lord is silent, it is because He has already said it in His Word or He has already spoken to you specifically concerning your situation. What should you do and how should you react in a crisis?

When the Shunammite woman’s son died, instead of preparing for his burial, she prepared him for his resurrection. She took his dead body to Elisha’s room and laid him on his bed. Her son was a child of promise. She could have heard the testimony of the widow’s son who was raised from the dead by Elijah, the prophet in Serapta (1 Kings 17:9-24) and probably knew Elisha had received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Abraham believed God would raise Isaac back to life again once he was sacrificed. She too had Abraham’s faith to believe for the same thing; God would raise her son again. She never murmured or complained about her son’s death. When her husband questioned why she needed to look for Elisha on such a day, she replied by saying to him, “It is well”. It was a faith statement.

All she did while God was silent was to continue having hope. She followed the expectation of her faith. She expected her child to be raised. She would not take “NO” for an answer. With her tenacious faith she went to look for Elisha. She saddled her donkey and left for Mount Carmel. As she was approaching, Elisha saw her in the distance and sent his servant after her.

2 Kings 4:25-27 (NKJV)
25 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman!
26 Please run now to meet her, and say to her, 'Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'" And she answered, “It is well."
27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, he caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to push her away. But the man of God said: "Let her alone; for her soul is in deep distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me, and has not told me."

While the Shunammite woman’s son lay dead on Elisha’s bed, she declared all was well. She believed that the child was not due to die at such an early age. In the Bible you will find that the ones being raised from the dead were the young, not the old. Moses said in Psalm 90:10 that the length of their days (while they were still in the wilderness) could be seventy to eighty years. So the Shunammite woman's expectation was consistent with the Word of God. She expected God to raise her child from the dead because he was not due to die at such an early age. And it was the will of God for her to have a child and he was given to her supernaturally. She miraculously conceived by the gifts of the Spirit. When God was silent, she expected the child to live.

Psalm 90:10 (NIV) The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength.

If God is silent, then look to what is written in the Word concerning your situation. Also look back and recall what the Lord has been speaking to you. Have the Word of God for your expectation of a good outcome. The Word will reinforce your faith.

Notice Elisha said, “the Lord has hidden it from me, and has not told me.” Elisha was a prophet and he expected the Lord to reveal things to him. This is the working relationship a prophet or any other person standing in a ministry office can expect between them and the Lord. What did Elisha do?

2 Kings 4:32-35 (NKJV)
32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed.
33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD.
34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm.
35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

The Shunammite grabbed hold of Elisha’s feet and would not let him go. So Elisha went with her to Shunem. Elisha prayed to the Lord. Elisha did not give up. Elisha knew what the Word of God taught. Elisha activated his faith based on the knowledge he had. Would you pray if you know there is no hope? Elisha had hope, he had expectation of a good outcome. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t even have returned with her. God had been silent since the time the child died on the mother’s lap. God did not stir Elisha to pray. But Elisha stirred himself up to pray.

When Elisha prayed, the gifts of the Holy Spirit came into manifestation and raised the child from the dead. Three gifts of the Holy Spirit were necessary to raise the child.

When there is a crisis and the Heavenly Father is silent, what can you believe with your faith? The answer to that depends on what you have heard from God, and what your faith is built on. How much do you know of your God to be able to trust Him? Having this knowledge will determine your course of action. What will you do when God is silent?

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
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When the Lord is silent, it is because He has already said it in His Word or He has already spoken to you specifically concerning your situation. What should you do and how should you react in a crisis?

When the Shunammite woman’s son died, instead of preparing for his burial, she prepared him for his resurrection. She took his dead body to Elisha’s room and laid him on his bed. Her son was a child of promise. She could have heard the testimony of the widow’s son who was raised from the dead by Elijah, the prophet in Serapta (1 Kings 17:9-24) and probably knew Elisha had received a double portion of Elijah’s anointing. Abraham believed God would raise Isaac back to life again once he was sacrificed. She too had Abraham’s faith to believe for the same thing; God would raise her son again. She never murmured or complained about her son’s death. When her husband questioned why she needed to look for Elisha on such a day, she replied by saying to him, “It is well”. It was a faith statement.

All she did while God was silent was to continue having hope. She followed the expectation of her faith. She expected her child to be raised. She would not take “NO” for an answer. With her tenacious faith she went to look for Elisha. She saddled her donkey and left for Mount Carmel. As she was approaching, Elisha saw her in the distance and sent his servant after her. 

2 Kings 4:25-27 (NKJV)
25 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel.  So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman! 
26 Please run now to meet her, and say to her, Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child? And she answered, “It is well. 
27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, he caught him by the feet, but Gehazi came near to push her away. But the man of God said: Let her alone; for her soul is in deep distress, and the LORD has hidden it from me, and has not told me.

While the Shunammite woman’s son lay dead on Elisha’s bed, she declared all was well. She believed that the child was not due to die at such an early age. In the Bible you will find that the ones being raised from the dead were the young, not the old. Moses said in Psalm 90:10 that the length of their days (while they were still in the wilderness) could be seventy to eighty years. So the Shunammite womans expectation was consistent with the Word of God. She expected God to raise her child from the dead because he was not due to die at such an early age. And it was the will of God for her to have a child and he was given to her supernaturally. She miraculously conceived by the gifts of the Spirit. When God was silent, she expected the child to live. 

Psalm 90:10 (NIV) The length of our days is seventy years — or eighty, if we have the strength.

If God is silent, then look to what is written in the Word concerning your situation. Also look back and recall what the Lord has been speaking to you. Have the Word of God for your expectation of a good outcome. The Word will reinforce your faith. 

Notice Elisha said, “the Lord has hidden it from me, and has not told me.” Elisha was a prophet and he expected the Lord to reveal things to him. This is the working relationship a prophet or any other person standing in a ministry office can expect between them and the Lord. What did Elisha do?

2 Kings 4:32-35 (NKJV) 
32 When Elisha came into the house, there was the child, lying dead on his bed. 
33 He went in therefore, shut the door behind the two of them, and prayed to the LORD. 
34 And he went up and lay on the child, and put his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands; and he stretched himself out on the child, and the flesh of the child became warm. 
35 He returned and walked back and forth in the house, and again went up and stretched himself out on him; then the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

The Shunammite grabbed hold of Elisha’s feet and would not let him go. So Elisha went with her to Shunem. Elisha prayed to the Lord. Elisha did not give up. Elisha knew what the Word of God taught. Elisha activated his faith based on the knowledge he had. Would you pray if you know there is no hope? Elisha had hope, he had expectation of a good outcome. If he didn’t, he wouldn’t even have returned with her. God had been silent since the time the child died on the mother’s lap. God did not stir Elisha to pray. But Elisha stirred himself up to pray.

When Elisha prayed, the gifts of the Holy Spirit came into manifestation and raised the child from the dead. Three gifts of the Holy Spirit were necessary to raise the child. 

When there is a crisis and the Heavenly Father is silent, what can you believe with your faith? The answer to that depends on what you have heard from God, and what your faith is built on. How much do you know of your God to be able to trust Him? Having this knowledge will determine your course of action. What will you do when God is silent?

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread

In following Jesus who leads us by the Holy Spirit dwelling in our spirits, we go by what the Lord says as much as by what He does not say.

Whenever Elisha passed by the home of the Shunammite woman, he often ate and stayed there. The gifts of the Holy Spirit were in manifestation through Elisha and the power of God came upon the Shunammite for her to conceive a son. One day the son died on her lap. What did the Lord say to her? And what did she do?

2 Kings 4:21–25,27 (NKJV)
21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out.
22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and come back.”
23 So he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.”And she said, “It is well.”
24 Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, “Drive, and go forward; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.”
25 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel.So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman!
27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, she caught him by the feet,…

She did not beg the Lord to raise her son. She did not even cry out with sorrow or was hopeless. Instead she knew what she wanted and determined to get it. What did she do?

1. She brought her son’s body to the room upstairs and laid him on Elisha’s bed. She prepared her son for resurrection, not for burial. Faith will prepare for a resurrection. It may not be raising the dead but something will be raised.

2. She ran after the God of Elisha who would raise the dead; she ran after Elisha.

3. She spoke her faith. There is power in our tongues. She said what she believed. She said what she wanted. She said, “It is well.” Though her son was dead, she spoke life not death.

4. She was determined that all would be well. She was determined God raise her son to life.

5. She did not allow anything to distract her. She did not even allow her servant to slow the donkey’s pace down.

6. She caught hold of Elisha’s feet and refused to let them go. It was like she caught hold of both God’s right and left hands, and wouldn’t let them go. She was determined to have her answer.

The Shunammite was a strong spiritual person, a determined woman who knew God would not refuse her faith. She would not allow anything to dissuade her.

How will you react when the Lord is silent? When He is not saying anything, it is because He has already said it in His Word or He has already spoken to you about a certain matter. Why then was the Lord silent with the Shunammite?

1. Death is an enemy of God.

2. The boy was still young. God promises us a long life.

3. The boy was God’s will for the Shunammite woman and
He had not changed His will.

4. Sickness is of the devil and heat stroke (which caused
the boy’s death) was not created by God but by the earth
which is still under the dominion and oppression of the
devil.

5. Her son was not her idol; she did not ask for him to be
born. It was God’s idea. When God gives, God will protect.
He will also provide.

The Shunammite woman had every right to believe for her son to be raised. When she was determined for her son to be raised from the dead, she was in fact walking in line with the will of God.

When the Heavenly Father is silent, don’t give up. Seek and search what the Lord Jesus has already spoken to you. Hold fast to every Word you find and ask the Lord for wisdom to walk through the challenging time. You will surely prevail. For the Father’s unfailing love will not fail.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
... See MoreSee Less

In following Jesus who leads us by the Holy Spirit dwelling in our spirits, we go by what the Lord says as much as by what He does not say. 

Whenever Elisha passed by the home of the Shunammite woman, he often ate and stayed there. The gifts of the Holy Spirit were in manifestation through Elisha and the power of God came upon the Shunammite for her to conceive a son. One day the son died on her lap. What did the Lord say to her? And what did she do?

2 Kings 4:21–25,27 (NKJV)
21 And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God, shut the door upon him, and went out. 
22 Then she called to her husband, and said, “Please send me one of the young men and one of the donkeys, that I may run to the man of God and come back.”
23 So he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.”And she said, “It is well.” 
24 Then she saddled a donkey, and said to her servant, “Drive, and go forward; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.” 
25 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel.So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman!
27 Now when she came to the man of God at the hill, she caught him by the feet,…

She did not beg the Lord to raise her son. She did not even cry out with sorrow or was hopeless. Instead she knew what she wanted and determined to get it. What did she do?

1. She brought her son’s body to the room upstairs and laid him on Elisha’s bed. She prepared her son for resurrection, not for burial. Faith will prepare for a resurrection. It may not be raising the dead but something will be raised.

2. She ran after the God of Elisha who would raise the dead; she ran after Elisha.

3. She spoke her faith. There is power in our tongues. She said what she believed. She said what she wanted. She said, “It is well.” Though her son was dead, she spoke life not death. 

4. She was determined that all would be well. She was determined God raise her son to life.

5. She did not allow anything to distract her. She did not even allow her servant to slow the donkey’s pace down.

6. She caught hold of Elisha’s feet and refused to let them go. It was like she caught hold of both God’s right and left hands, and wouldn’t let them go. She was determined to have her answer.

The Shunammite was a strong spiritual person, a determined woman who knew God would not refuse her faith. She would not allow anything to dissuade her. 

How will you react when the Lord is silent? When He is not saying anything, it is because He has already said it in His Word or He has already spoken to you about a certain matter. Why then was the Lord silent with the Shunammite?

 1. Death is an enemy of God.

 2. The boy was still young. God promises us a long life.

 3. The boy was God’s will for the Shunammite woman and 
        He had not changed His will. 

 4. Sickness is of the devil and heat stroke (which caused  
        the boy’s death) was not created by God but by the earth 
        which is still under the dominion and oppression of the 
        devil.

 5. Her son was not her idol; she did not ask for him to be 
        born. It was God’s idea. When God gives, God will protect. 
        He will also provide.

The Shunammite woman had every right to believe for her son to be raised. When she was determined for her son to be raised from the dead, she was in fact walking in line with the will of God. 

When the Heavenly Father is silent, don’t give up. Seek and search what the Lord Jesus has already spoken to you. Hold fast to every Word you find and ask the Lord for wisdom to walk through the challenging time. You will surely prevail. For the Father’s unfailing love will not fail.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread

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