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WAITING UPON THE LORD Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.The phrase “wait upon on” has this meaning: —(1) prop. like the Arab. قَوىَ to twist, to bind; whence قُوَّةُ a rope, Hebr. קָו and תִּקְוָה. Hence—(2) to be strong, robust (for the notion of binding fast, tying fast, is applied to strength. See חוּל, חָזַק, No. 3; also the Germ. Stränge, i.e. ropes, ftrenge, and anftrengen, all of which are derived from the notion of binding fast). Hence קָו No. 2.(3) to expect, to await (perhaps from enduring, remaining, which differs but little from the notion of strength; comp. חוּל No. 7), with acc. part. Kal קֹוֶה Ps. 25:3; 37:9; 69:7; see Piel. [Gesenius, W., & Tregelles, S. P. (2003). Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures (pp. 726–727). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.]It has the meaning of “twist, to bind” together with the Lord. We entwine and bind ourselves together with the Lord when we fellowship with Him through His Word. When our spirits are entwined and bound with His Word through fellowship and when we seek Him, we will become strong and robust. This is when our spirits are binding fast, tying fast to His Word. For example, a three strand rope which is intertwined together is stronger than one with two or four strands. As we bind ourselves closely to the Lord and His Word in intimate fellowship and seek Him diligently, our spirit man will be renewed in strength. And the Lord will perform His Word on our behalf. We wait on the Lord fellowshipping with Him in the Word and seeking Him in prayer. Seeking the Lord is not asking for what you want. But waiting on Him in prayer for Him to direct and instruct us. Another meaning of waiting on the Lord is expecting. We wait upon Him through fellowshipping with Him in the Word and praying in unknown tongues, waiting for His answer or direction. We wait with expectancy. Faith expects a favourable outcome from the Lord. When we wait upon the Lord, our spirits will be renewed and strengthened, including our souls and bodies.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

WAITING UPON THE LORD 

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV) But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

The phrase “wait upon on” has this meaning: —(1) prop. like the Arab. قَوىَ to twist, to bind; whence قُوَّةُ a rope, Hebr. קָו and תִּקְוָה. Hence—(2) to be strong, robust (for the notion of binding fast, tying fast, is applied to strength. See חוּל, חָזַק, No. 3; also the Germ. Stränge, i.e. ropes, ftrenge, and anftrengen, all of which are derived from the notion of binding fast). Hence קָו No. 2.(3) to expect, to await (perhaps from enduring, remaining, which differs but little from the notion of strength; comp. חוּל No. 7), with acc. part. Kal קֹוֶה Ps. 25:3; 37:9; 69:7; see Piel. [Gesenius, W., & Tregelles, S. P. (2003). Gesenius’ Hebrew and Chaldee lexicon to the Old Testament Scriptures (pp. 726–727). Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software.]

It has the meaning of “twist, to bind” together with the Lord. We entwine and bind ourselves together with the Lord when we fellowship with Him through His Word. When our spirits are entwined and bound with His Word through fellowship and when we seek Him, we will become strong and robust. This is when our spirits are binding fast, tying fast to His Word. 

For example, a three strand rope which is intertwined together is stronger than one with two or four strands. As we bind ourselves closely to the Lord and His Word in intimate fellowship and seek Him diligently, our spirit man will be renewed in strength. And the Lord will perform His Word on our behalf.
 
We wait on the Lord fellowshipping with Him in the Word and seeking Him in prayer. 

Seeking the Lord is not asking for what you want. But waiting on Him in prayer for Him to direct and instruct us. 

Another meaning of waiting on the Lord is expecting. We wait upon Him through fellowshipping with Him in the Word and praying in unknown tongues, waiting for His answer or direction. We wait with expectancy. Faith expects a favourable outcome from the Lord. When we wait upon the Lord, our spirits will be renewed and strengthened, including our souls and bodies.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
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There are three ways you can renew your spirit with supernatural strength.Paul Prayed for the Ephesians Church to Be Strengthened PAUL PRAYED FOR THE EPHESIAN CHURCH TO BE STRENGTHENED Ephesians 3:13 (NIV) I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.Paul encouraged the church not to be discouraged because of his sufferings. He went on to pray for them to be strengthened. Ephesians 3:14–16 (NET)14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. 16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person …Paul prayed to the Father that the church in Ephesus be strengthened by the Holy Spirit who was in their inner man (spirit man). The Holy Spirit will strengthen your spirit and soul (emotions). PAUL EXHORTED THE BELIEVERS TO STAY FILLED The believers were baptised with the Holy Ghost and spoke in unknown tongues. They were filled with the Holy Ghost when they were baptised in Acts 2:4. Acts 2:4 (NKJV) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.When the apostles and the disciples were first baptised with the Holy Spirit and spoke in unknown tongues, they were being filled with the Holy Ghost. Paul himself was baptised and filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in unknown tongues. Paul then wrote to the Ephesian church regarding this gift. Ephesians 5:18 (NKJV) And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit …In verse 18, Paul encouraged them to “be filled with the Spirit”. It literally means “be being filled with the Spirit”. It has the meaning of being filled again and again with the Holy Ghost. Paul instructed them to keep praying in unknown tongues again and again. Because as they prayed they would be filled again. Staying filled with the Holy Spirit helps develop spiritual buoyancy, radiating joy and praise. It strengthens and renews your spirit man. Not long after the apostles were first filled with the Holy Spirit, they were persecuted. But when they went back to their own company of believers of the same faith, they were filled again.Acts 4:31 (NKJV) And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.After their release, they returned to their own company and prayed with them. The Holy Spirit filled them once again (they were filled in Acts 2).When we pray in unknown tongues the Holy Spirit will fill us again because when there is an outflow of the spirit, there is also an inflow of the Holy Spirit. How do you stay filled? By praying in unknown tongues daily, and as you do so your spirit will be renewed and strengthened.When your spirit is so filled, spiritual songs will flow out, and spiritual melodies composed to sing to the Lord. - Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

There are three ways you can renew your spirit with supernatural strength.
Paul Prayed for the Ephesians Church to Be Strengthened 

PAUL PRAYED FOR THE EPHESIAN CHURCH TO BE STRENGTHENED 

Ephesians 3:13 (NIV) I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory.

Paul encouraged the church not to be discouraged because of his sufferings. He went on to pray for them to be strengthened. 

Ephesians 3:14–16 (NET)
14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on the earth is named. 
16 I pray that according to the wealth of his glory he may grant you to be strengthened with power through his Spirit in the inner person …

Paul prayed to the Father that the church in Ephesus be strengthened by the Holy Spirit who was in their inner man (spirit man). The Holy Spirit will strengthen your spirit and soul (emotions). 

PAUL EXHORTED THE BELIEVERS TO STAY FILLED 

The believers were baptised with the Holy Ghost and spoke in unknown tongues. They were filled with the Holy Ghost when they were baptised in Acts 2:4. 

Acts 2:4 (NKJV) And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.

When the apostles and the disciples were first baptised with the Holy Spirit and spoke in unknown tongues, they were being filled with the Holy Ghost. 

Paul himself was baptised and filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke in unknown tongues. Paul then wrote to the Ephesian church regarding this gift. 

Ephesians 5:18 (NKJV) And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit …

In verse 18, Paul encouraged them to “be filled with the Spirit”. It literally means “be being filled with the Spirit”. It has the meaning of being filled again and again with the Holy Ghost. Paul instructed them to keep praying in unknown tongues again and again. Because as they prayed they would be filled again.
 
Staying filled with the Holy Spirit helps develop spiritual buoyancy, radiating joy and praise. It strengthens and renews your spirit man. Not long after the apostles were first filled with the Holy Spirit, they were persecuted. But when they went back to their own company of believers of the same faith, they were filled again.

Acts 4:31 (NKJV) And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness.

After their release, they returned to their own company and prayed with them. The Holy Spirit filled them once again (they were filled in Acts 2).

When we pray in unknown tongues the Holy Spirit will fill us again because when there is an outflow of the spirit, there is also an inflow of the Holy Spirit. How do you stay filled? By praying in unknown tongues daily, and as you do so your spirit will be renewed and strengthened.

When your spirit is so filled, spiritual songs will flow out, and spiritual melodies composed to sing to the Lord. 

- Cheong Yew Kwong
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Faith comes into our spirit by hearing and receiving the spoken Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Faith is a Spirit, because the Word is God and is Spirit. Faith comes by His grace and without faith you will not be able to access His grace for help. Romans 10:17 (ESV) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.Our faith comes from hearing the spoken word of Christ; not from the faith of Christ. When we receive the spoken Word of Christ, we have faith and this faith becomes our faith. We need to use our faith to access His grace (Romans 5:2). When Jesus speaks to us His Word by the Holy Spirit, He gives us faith to access His grace. Then it is our responsibility to use our Jesus given faith to access His grace. It is erroneous to think that it is Jesus’ faith to access His grace. It is our faith that comes from the Word of Christ which enables us to access His grace. Why do we need to renew our spirit with the Word of Christ? FIRSTLY, we need to renew the strength of our spirit man so that our spirit may receive the Spirit of faith or receive the Word of Christ. If our spirit man is very weak then our spirit man cannot receive the Word. For the Word is God and God is Spirit. So the Word of Christ will enter our spirit man when spoken to us. When the spoken Word of Christ is received by our spirit man then we will have the spirit of faith. Hence we need to constantly renew our spirit man to keep the spirit man strong to receive the Word of Christ at any instant.SECONDLY, our spirit man should hold fast to the Word of Christ spoken into our spirit man. Once our spirit man receives the Word of Christ, we have to hold fast to the Word thereby holding fast to our faith. Often we are confronted with circumstances and our mind is bombarded with many thoughts which are contrary to what the Word of Christ says, and they may even cause us to abandon our faith. Therefore our spirit man needs to be strong to hold fast to the Word of Christ spoken in our spirit.THIRDLY, when the Word of Christ is spoken into our spirit and when there are many situations and ideas that are contrary to the Word of Christ received, we need to have the spiritual strength to make a decision not to allow these situations sway our mind from embracing the idea that God has given us. When our spirit man is strong then are we able to make the right decisions and take steps to stay on the path that the Holy Spirit has directed us. A strong spirit man will influence the mind to make the right decisions. It is important to renew our spirit man with the Word of God and to pray in unknown tongues daily just to build up our spirit man.Our body needs the right kind of diet everyday, so does our spirit man - to be renewed with strength daily. - Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Faith comes into our spirit by hearing and receiving the spoken Word of Christ (Romans 10:17). Faith is a Spirit, because the Word is God and is Spirit. Faith comes by His grace and without faith you will not be able to access His grace for help. 

Romans 10:17 (ESV) So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

Our faith comes from hearing the spoken word of Christ; not from the faith of Christ. When we receive the spoken Word of Christ, we have faith and this faith becomes our faith. We need to use our faith to access His grace (Romans 5:2). When Jesus speaks to us His Word by the Holy Spirit, He gives us faith to access His grace. Then it is our responsibility to use our Jesus given faith to access His grace. It is erroneous to think that it is Jesus’ faith to access His grace. It is our faith that comes from the Word of Christ which enables us to access His grace. 

Why do we need to renew our spirit with the Word of Christ? 

FIRSTLY, we need to renew the strength of our spirit man so that our spirit may receive the Spirit of faith or receive the Word of Christ. If our spirit man is very weak then our spirit man cannot receive the Word. For the Word is God and God is Spirit. So the Word of Christ will enter our spirit man when spoken to us. When the spoken Word of Christ is received by our spirit man then we will have the spirit of faith. Hence we need to constantly renew our spirit man to keep the spirit man strong to receive the Word of Christ at any instant.

SECONDLY, our spirit man should hold fast to the Word of Christ spoken into our spirit man. Once our spirit man receives the Word of Christ, we have to hold fast to the Word thereby holding fast to our faith. Often we are confronted with circumstances and our mind is bombarded with many thoughts which are contrary to what the Word of Christ says, and they may even cause us to abandon our faith. Therefore our spirit man needs to be strong to hold fast to the Word of Christ spoken in our spirit.

THIRDLY, when the Word of Christ is spoken into our spirit and when there are many situations and ideas that are contrary to the Word of Christ received, we need to have the spiritual strength to make a decision not to allow these situations sway our mind from embracing the idea that God has given us. When our spirit man is strong then are we able to make the right decisions and take steps to stay on the path that the Holy Spirit has directed us. A strong spirit man will influence the mind to make the right decisions. 

It is important to renew our spirit man with the Word of God and to pray in unknown tongues daily just to build up our spirit man.

Our body needs the right kind of diet everyday, so does our spirit man - to be renewed with strength daily. 

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

When we pray much with unknown tongues and praying daily, the Holy Spirit’s guidance will be available in a greater measure. John 16:13 (KJV 1900) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.As we pray often with unknown tongues, it will be easier for us to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The leading of the Holy Spirit will be more and more prominent in our lives. We will experience a deeper walk with Him. We will get to know things that are to come because the Holy Spirit will show us. We will also know the greater things to come. Why is this so?Praying constantly with unknown tongues activates our faith. Oftentimes when we pray with unknown tongues, we have to persevere, and continue to yield to the Holy Spirit. We pray until we sense a flow or a breakthrough. The mind wants to stop and you don’t feel like praying, so it takes faith to speak with unknown tongues. As we speak, it stimulates our faith; it keeps our faith active. Speaking with unknown tongues are times of yielding to the Holy Spirit and following His leading in prayer. Our spirit is stimulated constantly to yield and to follow.When we pray much both individually and corporately, we often enter into the presence of God. Thus the Heavenly Father has more occasions to reveal the future and things to us. Since we yield and follow the Holy Spirit, He is able to take us further and deeper into the realm of the spirit and have us pray things out. Therefore the guidance of the Holy Spirit is available in a far greater measure. That means not once in a long while but it becomes more frequent. You will know things that will happen in your life or about others in your family ahead of time.Kenneth E. Hagin said …. “The greatest healings I’ve ever seen in my ministry came after a time of praying in other tongues. As I prayed, I saw in the Spirit what I was praying about. (We pray about physical things and spiritual things in the Spirit.) And then I just obeyed and did what I saw in the Spirit, the person would be healed. I realised that before all of my greatest experiences in God - before the most spectacular healings, the most supernatural financial miracles, or the most outstanding experiences of casting out demons - I have always seemed to be led to set aside time by myself praying with unknown tongues.”One young man in my church was about to go for his pilot training in Australia. I laid hands on him at our Sunday service, 3rd March 2019 praying with understanding and unknown tongues. Then I called him out the following week on 10th March 2019 to lay hands on him again in the Name of Jesus, praying with unknown tongues. The amazing thing was during this service as I spoke with unknown tongues to God, his mother who was seated in the congregation received a vision. In the vision, she saw her son going forth and moving forward, and when he approached the horizon, she saw him suddenly “burst forth”. There is just something about the Holy Spirit’s guidance to lay hands on him two Sundays in a row. Definitely there will be supernatural guidance and the work of the Holy Spirit in a far greater measure in this young man’s walk with God, in the pilot training program he’s embarking on right now. Something is taking place supernaturally in his life as he journeys in the plan of God for his life.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

When we pray much with unknown tongues and praying daily, the Holy Spirit’s guidance will be available in a greater measure. 

John 16:13 (KJV 1900) Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

As we pray often with unknown tongues, it will be easier for us to follow the guidance of the Holy Spirit. The leading of the Holy Spirit will be more and more prominent in our lives. We will experience a deeper walk with Him. We will get to know things that are to come because the Holy Spirit will show us. We will also know the greater things to come. Why is this so?

Praying constantly with unknown tongues activates our faith. Oftentimes when we pray with unknown tongues, we have to persevere, and continue to yield to the Holy Spirit. We pray until we sense a flow or a breakthrough. The mind wants to stop and you don’t feel like praying, so it takes faith to speak with unknown tongues. As we speak, it stimulates our faith; it keeps our faith active. 

Speaking with unknown tongues are times of yielding to the Holy Spirit and following His leading in prayer. Our spirit is stimulated constantly to yield and to follow.

When we pray much both individually and corporately, we often enter into the presence of God. Thus the Heavenly Father has more occasions to reveal the future and things to us. Since we yield and follow the Holy Spirit, He is able to take us further and deeper into the realm of the spirit and have us pray things out. Therefore the guidance of the Holy Spirit is available in a far greater measure. That means not once in a long while but it becomes more frequent. You will know things that will happen in your life or about others in your family ahead of time.

Kenneth E. Hagin said ….    
“The greatest healings I’ve ever seen in my ministry came after a time of praying in other tongues. As I prayed, I saw in the Spirit what I was praying about. (We pray about physical things and spiritual things in the Spirit.) And then I just obeyed and did what I saw in the Spirit, the person would be healed.   

I realised that before all of my greatest experiences in God - before the most spectacular healings, the most supernatural financial miracles, or the most outstanding experiences of casting out demons - I have always seemed to be led to set aside time by myself praying with unknown tongues.”

One young man in my church was about to go for his pilot training in Australia. I laid hands on him at our Sunday service, 3rd March 2019 praying with understanding and unknown tongues. Then I called him out the following week on 10th March 2019 to lay hands on him again in the Name of Jesus, praying with unknown tongues. The amazing thing was during this service as I spoke with unknown tongues to God, his mother who was seated in the congregation received a vision. In the vision, she saw her son going forth and moving forward, and when he approached the horizon, she saw him suddenly “burst forth”. There is just something about the Holy Spirit’s guidance to lay hands on him two Sundays in a row. Definitely there will be supernatural guidance and the work of the Holy Spirit in a far greater measure in this young man’s walk with God, in the pilot training program he’s embarking on right now. Something is taking place supernaturally in his life as he journeys in the plan of God for his life.

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

John 1:17 (NKJV) For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.We know grace and truth come to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. And Jesus Himself said to speak in new tongues in His Name.Mark 16:17 (NKJV) And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues …This is the Great Commission given to us. Do you believe in it? If you do, you should believe the Great Commission in its totality and not just part of it. The Word of Truth is given by Jesus in the Great Commission. In it, He commanded us to speak with new tongues in His Name. If we believe and accept what Jesus said, then grace comes from this truth. We will have the grace to speak with new tongues. It is by His grace we speak with new tongues. Where there is grace, there is power. Where there is great grace, there is great power. Since the definition of grace means unconditional and unearned, therefore unconditional power will be given to us to speak with new tongues and this power will also be unconditionally released.Acts 4:33 (NKJV) And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. and great grace was upon them all. The apostles shared the truth about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and they shared with great power of the Holy Spirit. Great grace came upon them. Where there is great grace, there is great power. Do not despise your prayers and think there is no effect and no power coming from them. When we pray with unknown tongues in the Name of Jesus, there is great grace that comes through His Name. Great power of the Holy Spirit comes upon us to anoint us to pray and great power is released through our prayers. There is great grace to pray. Since grace is unconditionally given therefore great power is unconditionally released through prayer.Does the Name of Jesus belong to every Christian? Then every child of God should speak with unknown tongues in the Name of Jesus. A believer will never grow spiritually as he should if he is not baptised with the Holy Spirit and receive the gift of speaking with personal unknown tongues. Without this gift, the spiritual hunger of a believer will never be satisfied. That believer will dry up spiritually, as there is no power coming from being baptised with the Holy Spirit in his life for living and for ministry. This is a major reason why many Christians turn away from God and backslide. By grace through faith you are saved. Likewise by grace through faith we pray with unknown tongues. Faith comes from His truth and when His truth is received, there is grace. We are saved by grace, similarly we are filled with the Holy Spirit by grace through faith. We begin our spiritual walk with God by grace through faith, and we also pray by grace through faith. Grace comes to us so that we may have faith to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. By faith we pray with unknown tongues and we gain access to His grace, releasing tremendous power dynamic in its working. - Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

John 1:17 (NKJV) For the law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

We know grace and truth come to us by the Lord Jesus Christ. And Jesus Himself said to speak in new tongues in His Name.

Mark 16:17 (NKJV) And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues …

This is the Great Commission given to us. Do you believe in it? If you do, you should believe the Great Commission in its totality and not just part of it. The Word of Truth is given by Jesus in the Great Commission. In it, He commanded us to speak with new tongues in His Name. If we believe and accept what Jesus said, then grace comes from this truth. We will have the grace to speak with new tongues. It is by His grace we speak with new tongues. 

Where there is grace, there is power. Where there is great grace, there is great power. Since the definition of grace means unconditional and unearned, therefore unconditional power will be given to us to speak with new tongues and this power will also be unconditionally released.

Acts 4:33 (NKJV) And with great power the apostles gave witness to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. and great grace was upon them all.
 
The apostles shared the truth about the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and they shared with great power of the Holy Spirit. Great grace came upon them. Where there is great grace, there is great power. 

Do not despise your prayers and think there is no effect and no power coming from them. When we pray with unknown tongues in the Name of Jesus, there is great grace that comes through His Name. Great power of the Holy Spirit comes upon us to anoint us to pray and great power is released through our prayers. There is great grace to pray. Since grace is unconditionally given therefore great power is unconditionally released through prayer.

Does the Name of Jesus belong to every Christian? Then every child of God should speak with unknown tongues in the Name of Jesus. 

A believer will never grow spiritually as he should if he is not baptised with the Holy Spirit and receive the gift of speaking with personal unknown tongues. Without this gift, the spiritual hunger of a believer will never be satisfied. That believer will dry up spiritually, as there is no power coming from being baptised with the Holy Spirit in his life for living and for ministry. This is a major reason why many Christians turn away from God and backslide.
 
By grace through faith you are saved. Likewise by grace through faith we pray with unknown tongues. Faith comes from His truth and when His truth is received, there is grace. We are saved by grace, similarly we are filled with the Holy Spirit by grace through faith. We begin our spiritual walk with God by grace through faith, and we also pray by grace through faith. Grace comes to us so that we may have faith to be baptised with the Holy Spirit. By faith we pray with unknown tongues and we gain access to His grace, releasing tremendous power dynamic in its working. 

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

Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”In Jesus’ Name the demons must leave; oppression and depression must leave. When you stand on His Name, demons must leave. The Name cannot fail. Demons must obey that Name. When hands are laid on your body and as you stand on the Name, your body must recover. If you have been accidentally poisoned, there is nothing you can do in the natural to prevent it. Your only hope is to stand on the Name of Jesus because He said so in His Word that you would not get hurt if you take anything deadly. Colossians 1:13 (AMP) [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love …The Father through Jesus’ death and resurrection has delivered you from every form of influence and oppression of the kingdom of darkness because you are now in Christ. You are no longer under bondage to coke, drugs, food, or any other thing. If you decide you are free then you are free. You are not to be held captive by any form of darkness. In Christ Jesus, in His Name, you no longer come under the control and the dominion of any demonic power of darkness. Fear, death, doubt and unbelief have no control and dominion over you. Instead you have dominion and control over them, so stand against them.Why do we just need to stand and not engage in a fight? Because Satan is already defeated and his works are defeated. The Word of God tells us to stand against the schemes and deceits of the devil. When we read what Jesus did in the gospel, and when we stand on His Name, we will experience the same effect or results.In the Gospel when we see Jesus heal the sick and cast out demons, we know when we use His Name and stand on His Name, the sick will be healed and demons will be cast out.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 
18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

In Jesus’ Name the demons must leave; oppression and depression must leave. When you stand on His Name, demons must leave. The Name cannot fail. Demons must obey that Name. When hands are laid on your body and as you stand on the Name, your body must recover. 

If you have been accidentally poisoned, there is nothing you can do in the natural to prevent it. Your only hope is to stand on the Name of Jesus because He said so in His Word that you would not get hurt if you take anything deadly. 

Colossians 1:13 (AMP) [The Father] has delivered and drawn us to Himself out of the control and the dominion of darkness and has transferred us into the kingdom of the Son of His love …

The Father through Jesus’ death and resurrection has delivered you from every form of influence and oppression of the kingdom of darkness because you are now in Christ. You are no longer under bondage to coke, drugs, food, or any other thing. If you decide you are free then you are free. You are not to be held captive by any form of darkness. 

In Christ Jesus, in His Name, you no longer come under the control and the dominion of any demonic power of darkness. Fear, death, doubt and unbelief have no control and dominion over you. Instead you have dominion and control over them, so stand against them.

Why do we just need to stand and not engage in a fight? Because Satan is already defeated and his works are defeated. The Word of God tells us to stand against the schemes and deceits of the devil. When we read what Jesus did in the gospel, and when we stand on His Name, we will experience the same effect or results.

In the Gospel when we see Jesus heal the sick and cast out demons, we know when we use His Name and stand on His Name, the sick will be healed and demons will be cast out.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
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The book of James was written by James, Jesus’ brother. He became the pastor over the Jerusalem church. The book of James and Galatians are considered to be the first letters penned by James and Apostle Paul. When we read the letter of James, we are reading the earliest insights of the believers of Jesus who were mostly Jews. The book of James was written to the scattered Jewish people. When James said: “I’m writing to all the twelve tribes of Israel who have been sown as seeds among the nations,” it appears he is writing to the Jewish Christians. James was reaching out to the Christians who converted from Judaism and scattered throughout the Roman Empire. James was propagating the fulfilment of the promised Messiah that is in Jesus. James 5:14–15 (NKJV)14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.If there is anyone sick and unable to pray for himself, let him call the pastor of the church to pray for him. James wrote to the scattered Jews of the twelve tribes who followed Moses’ teaching of anointing the temple with oil. There are no other letters in the New Covenant which advocate the anointing with oil. Paul did not advocate anointing with oil in any of his letters. Why? Because Jesus said laying on of hands on the sick in His Name would suffice. Jesus, now seated at the right hand of the Father, is God Himself. He does not need to be anointed because He is God. Who is going to anoint Him? Jesus has all the power needed.To anoint with oil means to smear with oil. James said if you want to practise the anointing with oil, do it in the Name of the Lord Jesus. In the Old Covenant they smeared the temple and the people with oil because they did not have the Name of the Lord Jesus. In the New Covenant, if they were to continue the practice of anointing with oil, they are to do it in the Name of the Lord Jesus. Even if you are to follow the practice of anointing with oil, be sure you stand on the Name of Jesus. It is the Name of Jesus that will effect a healing and a cure. It is Jesus, who is God Himself, that will heal the sick. Not the oil. The New Covenant never teaches us to ask the pastor to pray over the oil and then the oil becomes anointed. This is erroneous teaching. James said to smear the sick with oil in the Name of the Lord Jesus. When Jesus was on earth ministering as the Son of man, He was smeared by the Holy Spirit with power. Jesus was anointed with the anointing. But now Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father and Jesus is God Himself. He does not need to be smeared with the anointing. Jesus is the anointing and has the power of the anointing. I know of a pastor’s wife in China who anointed her car with oil and believed it would be protected. But she had an accident and her car had to be sent for repair. This is an erroneous application of anointing with oil. I heard about somebody who accidentally caused a slight damage to Pastor Karen’s flooring. She brought oil and smeared it on the crack on the wooden floor and expected it to be “healed”. Till today the crack remains. This is another misapplication of anointing with oil. In the New Covenant we anoint human beings with oil in the Name of the Lord Jesus. When we anoint someone with oil in the Name of the Lord, stand on the fact that the power of the Lord Jesus will be released to heal the sick; not the oil. James went further to say that it is the prayer of faith that will heal and make the sick whole. The prayer of faith is also prayed in the Name of the Lord Jesus. James did not say the anointing oil will heal the sick but the prayer of faith. Stand on the name after you pray the prayer of faith. Then you are neither standing on the oil nor your prayer but on the Name of the Lord Jesus.In the New Covenant, Jesus said in His Name, lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name…18 …they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”If you believe what Jesus said and He meant what He said, then these signs will follow you when you lay hands on the sick. The sick shall recover. Is the Name of Jesus enough to heal the sick? Is there power released in the Name of Jesus? Is Jesus the power of healing? Will the oppression of sickness obey the Name of Jesus? Then there is no need for the oil. In the early days of the church, most of them were Jewish Christians, and they were used to the law of Moses which commanded them to anoint things and human beings with oil. James wrote saying when the pastor anoints you with oil, let it done in the Name of the Lord Jesus and the prayer of faith will heal the sick. As for us, Gentile Christians, when we obey the Great Commission of Jesus to lay hands on the sick in the Name of Jesus, they will get healed.- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

The book of James was written by James, Jesus’ brother. He became the pastor over the Jerusalem church. The book of James and Galatians are considered to be the first letters penned by James and Apostle Paul. When we read the letter of James, we are reading the earliest insights of the believers of Jesus who were mostly Jews. The book of James was written to the scattered Jewish people.
  
When James said: “I’m writing to all the twelve tribes of Israel who have been sown as seeds among the nations,” it appears he is writing to the Jewish Christians. James was reaching out to the Christians who converted from Judaism and scattered throughout the Roman Empire. James was propagating the fulfilment of the promised Messiah that is in Jesus. 

James 5:14–15 (NKJV)
14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

If there is anyone sick and unable to pray for himself, let him call the pastor of the church to pray for him. James wrote to the scattered Jews of the twelve tribes who followed Moses’ teaching of anointing the temple with oil. There are no other letters in the New Covenant which advocate the anointing with oil. Paul did not advocate anointing with oil in any of his letters. Why? Because Jesus said laying on of hands on the sick in His Name would suffice. Jesus, now seated at the right hand of the Father, is God Himself. He does not need to be anointed because He is God. Who is going to anoint Him? Jesus has all the power needed.

To anoint with oil means to smear with oil. James said if you want to practise the anointing with oil, do it in the Name of the Lord Jesus. In the Old Covenant they smeared the temple and the people with oil because they did not have the Name of the Lord Jesus. In the New Covenant, if they were to continue the practice of anointing with oil, they are to do it in the Name of the Lord Jesus. 

Even if you are to follow the practice of anointing with oil, be sure you stand on the Name of Jesus. It is the Name of Jesus that will effect a healing and a cure. It is Jesus, who is God Himself, that will heal the sick. Not the oil. 

The New Covenant never teaches us to ask the pastor to pray over the oil and then the oil becomes anointed. This is erroneous teaching. James said to smear the sick with oil in the Name of the Lord Jesus. When Jesus was on earth ministering as the Son of man, He was smeared by the Holy Spirit with power. Jesus was anointed with the anointing. But now Jesus is seated at the right hand of the Heavenly Father and Jesus is God Himself. He does not need to be smeared with the anointing. Jesus is the anointing and has the power of the anointing. 

I know of a pastor’s wife in China who anointed her car with oil and believed it would be protected. But she had an accident and her car had to be sent for repair.  This is an erroneous application of anointing with oil. I heard about somebody who accidentally caused a slight damage to Pastor Karen’s flooring. She brought oil and smeared it on the crack on the wooden floor and expected it to be “healed”. Till today the crack remains. This is another misapplication of anointing with oil. In the New Covenant we anoint human beings with oil in the Name of the Lord Jesus. 

When we anoint someone with oil in the Name of the Lord, stand on the fact that the power of the Lord Jesus will be released to heal the sick; not the oil. 

James went further to say that it is the prayer of faith that will heal and make the sick whole. The prayer of faith is also prayed in the Name of the Lord Jesus. James did not say the anointing oil will heal the sick but the prayer of faith. Stand on the name after you pray the prayer of faith. Then you are neither standing on the oil nor your prayer but on the Name of the Lord Jesus.

In the New Covenant, Jesus said in His Name, lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. 

Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name…
18 …they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

If you believe what Jesus said and He meant what He said, then these signs will follow you when you lay hands on the sick. The sick shall recover. Is the Name of Jesus enough to heal the sick? Is there power released in the Name of Jesus? Is Jesus the power of healing? Will the oppression of sickness obey the Name of Jesus? Then there is no need for the oil. In the early days of the church, most of them were Jewish Christians, and they were used to the law of Moses which commanded them to anoint things and human beings with oil. James wrote saying when the pastor anoints you with oil, let it done in the Name of the Lord Jesus and the prayer of faith will heal the sick. 

As for us, Gentile Christians, when we obey the Great Commission of Jesus to lay hands on the sick in the Name of Jesus, they will get healed.

- Cheong Yew Kwong
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After we have made our first stand and have done everything we know to do, and followed by our second stand, we are then to continue to stand firm.Ephesians 6:10–17 (NET)14 Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, 15 by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, 16 and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.How do we stand firm? The Word of Truth is all we need - they are our pieces of armour. We are to put on the Word of Truth constantly and continuously. We are to hear, clothe our minds and put in our mouths the Word of Truth. After you have been healed and free, if there is any slight symptom of the past sickness or depression, the first thing that comes into your mind should be you have already been healed by Jesus’ stripes and delivered from the power of depression. You are not going to have that sickness and depression again. It is important when there seems to be a symptom, immediately get into the mode of standing firm in your belief. Your belief is your child is healed. You are healed and you have been delivered from depression all because of Jesus. The Name of Jesus never fails. The power is in the Name because the power is with God; Jesus is God.If you are going for routine medical checks, it is important you guard your mind with the Word, and make a conscious stand in both your mind and spirit that in His Name, you are healed and delivered. Whatever report from the routine medical check says, just declare: “No, I am not going to have that sickness or depression again. Neither is my child going to have that again, in the Name of Jesus!”Do not go for medical checks with a neutral attitude, instead go with the attitude that you are healed in the mighty Name of Jesus. You are not allowing sickness and depression back. This is taking the shield of faith to guard your mind against the evil thoughts of the devil. This is how you stand firm. Put in your mind these thoughts: you are saved, healed, made whole, preserved, you are righteous, and holy, and delivered from every depression of darkness. God is your Father and you will not lack (not healed is lack) any healing or health. The Father’s unfailing love will never fail because the Greater One in you is giving life to your mortal body, keeping you healthy and giving you a sound mind. You also need to take the sword of the Spirit to stand firm. The sword of the Spirit is saying what the Scriptures say about your health and healing, and about your deliverance; especially confessing what is quickened to your spirit. Release the Word of His power by saying with your mouth and it will become the sword of the Spirit. The sword of the Spirit will divide your mind from the spirit so that you may be able to follow what is in your spirit, and not yield to the mind which contradicts your spirit. The sword will cut away every power of darkness from your mind and keep it on the Word of God. To stand firm is to not yield to the devil’s thoughts that seek to shift you away from standing in faith. You are a victor and a conqueror! You will not lose!- Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

After we have made our first stand and have done everything we know to do, and followed by our second stand, we are then to continue to stand firm.

Ephesians 6:10–17 (NET)
14 Stand firm therefore, by fastening the belt of truth around your waist, by putting on the breastplate of righteousness, 
15 by fitting your feet with the preparation that comes from the good news of peace, 
16 and in all of this, by taking up the shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 
17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

How do we stand firm? The Word of Truth is all we need - they are our pieces of armour. We are to put on the Word of Truth constantly and continuously. We are to hear, clothe our minds and put in our mouths the Word of Truth. 

After you have been healed and free, if there is any slight symptom of the past sickness or depression, the first thing that comes into your mind should be you have already been healed by Jesus’ stripes and delivered from the power of depression. You are not going to have that sickness and depression again. 

It is important when there seems to be a symptom, immediately get into the mode of standing firm in your belief. Your belief is your child is healed. You are healed and you have been delivered from depression all because of Jesus. The Name of Jesus never fails. The power is in the Name because the power is with God; Jesus is God.

If you are going for routine medical checks, it is important you guard your mind with the Word, and make a conscious stand in both your mind and spirit that in His Name, you are healed and delivered. 

Whatever report from the routine medical check says, just declare: “No, I am not going to have that sickness or depression again. Neither is my child going to have that again, in the Name of Jesus!”

Do not go for medical checks with a neutral attitude, instead go with the attitude that you are healed in the mighty Name of Jesus. You are not allowing sickness and depression back.  

This is taking the shield of faith to guard your mind against the evil thoughts of the devil. This is how you stand firm. Put in your mind these thoughts: you are saved, healed, made whole, preserved, you are righteous, and holy, and delivered from every depression of darkness. God is your Father and you will not lack (not healed is lack) any healing or health. The Father’s unfailing love will never fail because the Greater One in you is giving life to your mortal body, keeping you healthy and giving you a sound mind. 

You also need to take the sword of the Spirit to stand firm. The sword of the Spirit is saying what the Scriptures say about your health and healing, and about your deliverance; especially confessing what is quickened to your spirit. Release the Word of His power by saying with your mouth and it will become the sword of the Spirit. 

The sword of the Spirit will divide your mind from the spirit so that you may be able to follow what is in your spirit, and not yield to the mind which contradicts your spirit. The sword will cut away every power of darkness from your mind and keep it on the Word of God. To stand firm is to not yield to the devil’s thoughts that seek to shift you away from standing in faith. You are a victor and a conqueror! You will not lose!

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

The Holy Spirit of power tells us to stand our ground against the schemes and deceits of the devil. After making our first stand then do what needs to be done. Let me explain.Ephesians 6:13 (NET) For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. If you are sick, ask the pastor to lay hands on you in the Name of Jesus, as Jesus commanded. If your children are sick, then you lay hands on them. Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will... 18 …lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”Rebuke the oppression of the devil if it has to do with sickness, depression or poverty because sickness, depression and poverty are all oppressions of the devil. We are in Christ and have the authority in His Name over every demonic oppression.Acts 10:38 (NKJV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.If necessary or when the sickness is severe, see a doctor and follow his or her advice. MAKE YOUR SECOND STAND We make our second stand by believing and saying: “We stand on the truth that by Jesus’ stripes he or she is healed. We have laid hands on the person and believe he or she is healed. Every oppression of the devil is broken and must leave. We stand by giving thanks, thanking the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ for healing. We stand and resist every thought of the devil that contradicts the truth. We stand based on the truth of God’s Word.”When we stand on the Word of God without wavering in doubt and unbelief, the Heavenly Father will enforce His Word in our lives. We will see the results of His Word because His Word is true. We will be healed, we will be free from any oppression or depression, and we will be made rich. Jesus died and rose again and has triumphed over Satan. We are in Christ, so we are standing on victory ground. We stand our ground and enforce the victory because Jesus has won and we are victorious in our lives. There is no need to struggle against the evil one. - Cheong Yew KwongPlease visit our website at fbcs.org.sg#goodtoread ... See MoreSee Less

The Holy Spirit of power tells us to stand our ground against the schemes and deceits of the devil. After making our first stand then do what needs to be done. Let me explain.

Ephesians 6:13 (NET) For this reason, take up the full armor of God so that you may be able to stand your ground on the evil day, and having done everything, to stand. 

If you are sick, ask the pastor to lay hands on you in the Name of Jesus, as Jesus commanded. If your children are sick, then you lay hands on them. 

Mark 16:17–18 (NKJV)
17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will... 
18 …lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”

Rebuke the oppression of the devil if it has to do with sickness, depression or poverty because sickness, depression and poverty are all oppressions of the devil. We are in Christ and have the authority in His Name over every demonic oppression.

Acts 10:38 (NKJV) how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

If necessary or when the sickness is severe, see a doctor and follow his or her advice. 

MAKE YOUR SECOND STAND 
We make our second stand by believing and saying: “We stand on the truth that by Jesus’ stripes he or she is healed. We have laid hands on the person and believe he or she is healed. Every oppression of the devil is broken and must leave. We stand by giving thanks, thanking the Heavenly Father and our Lord Jesus Christ for healing. We stand and resist every thought of the devil that contradicts the truth. We stand based on the truth of God’s Word.”

When we stand on the Word of God without wavering in doubt and unbelief, the Heavenly Father will enforce His Word in our lives. We will see the results of His Word because His Word is true. We will be healed, we will be free from any oppression or depression, and we will be made rich. 

Jesus died and rose again and has triumphed over Satan. We are in Christ, so we are standing on victory ground. We stand our ground and enforce the victory because Jesus has won and we are victorious in our lives. There is no need to struggle against the evil one. 
- Cheong Yew Kwong
Please visit our website at http://fbcs.org.sg
#goodtoread
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