Thursday, April 23, 2015

How To Be A Giant Killer





GBM Gateway - 12 April 2015 – by David Bong


 * No copyright. Use it if you can, for the glory of God. 

Main Scripture passage: 1 Samuel 17.

Intro:
The story of David killing the giant Goliath is very familiar to us. We have heard about it in Sunday School or even read it in Christian books. Yet, for many of us, it is something that we don’t or can’t relate to our own problems/challenges or battles in life.

David was called the “man after God’s own heart”. That title or description is well exhibited throughout David’s life. It is David’s own conscious choice in relating to God and in how he responds to problems in his life. It will take many hours of studies on the life of David which will benefit you if you chose to do so. However, today I would like to revisit the story of David and Goliath and try to learn from David. Here is a good example in the OT of one who is living in the supernatural realm and we can gain much by learning from him.

Many of us want to be a giant killer. Many of us want to have that description in our spiritual resume. Some of you have already killed many giants in your life while others are still struggling to kill the ants in your life.

In brief: the story in 1 Samuel 17. Battle in Valley of Elah – Goliath challenging the army of Israel – Jesse sent David to see his 3 oldest brothers – David’s conviction – Eliab’s accusing David – King Saul agreed to let David fight – armor too big and heavy – 5 stones – ran and slung the stone – cut off Goliath’s head.

How then can we be a GIANT KILLER? What is it about David that he is able to reach a level where he can confidently kill a giant?

1.    David is FAITHFUL in the small things – verse 15.
  - taking care of a few sheep at the backside of the desert.
  - David risked his life and his future to care for the sheep. He needs not to risk his life and his father Jesse surely does not want to risk David’s life for one sheep. But David proved himself faithful even in the small tasks entrusted to him.
  - in chapter 16, we read that David was anointed as king by the prophet Samuel. Even after being anointed as king, David still have to do the tasks assigned to him by his father. Just because David has been anointed as king, it does not mean he can now order people around. He still have to do the small tasks given to him.

  * Are you faithful in the small things? Are you honest in your workplace? Do you take small things (stealing) from your office? Is your attitude of working in the office is as though you are working for the Lord Jesus Christ or you are just working for the monthly salary? Jesus said that if we are not faithful in the small things (one talent), how can we be entrusted with the bigger things? This is one spiritual principle that we cannot ignore in our spiritual walk with God. Just because we know God has anointed us with certain spiritual gifts, it does not mean we can straight away perform that calling. Starts with the small tasks first, then God will promote you to bigger ministry. One does not go from 0km to 1000km/hour in less than 5 seconds. That would be a wreck/explosion, and it will kill you.

  Be faithful in the small things that God has entrusted to you. That’s the first step in to build yourself up to be a giant killer.

 2.         David PROVED God while doing small things. Vs 34-36
  - by David’s own words, he said that God has helped him slay the lion and the bear while taking care of the sheep. Even while doing the so-called menial tasks of looking after the sheep, David use whatever problems that come his way to prove God power and promise.
  - Do you think a boy of maybe 10 -15 years old can kill a lion or a bear with his own strength? David did because he trusted God to help him overpower the lion and the bear.
  - I believe David trusted God to help him in many other instances, so much so that it becomes a normal thing for David. Even other people can attest to the result of David’s trust in God.
1 Samuel 16: 18, 18 One of the servants answered, “I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play the lyre. He is a brave man and a warrior. He speaks well and is a fine-looking man. And the Lord is with him.”

* Many Christians have the desire to be the superhero for God. We wish that God will use us supernaturally to heal the sick, raise the dead, and do miracles. We wish one day, we will be in front of thousands of people and God will supernaturally anoint us. Then we will have the faith to be able to perform healing and miracles.
But have we proven God in the small things? Have we proven God to heal our headache, our stomach ache, our sickness? Have we proven God to be our Jehovah Jireh in the small things that we need? If we are not able to prove God’s power and promise even in the small things, where we just take the easy way out by popping a pill or drinking to down our worries, how can we then trust God in bigger problems like cancer or financial problems or depression?

3. Knowing Your Covenant with God – verse 26.
- David’s reference to Goliath being uncircumcised was pointing out that Goliath didn’t have any covenant rights like he did. In fact, every Israelite soldier was one of God’s covenant people, but they didn’t act like it.
*We Christians have a better covenant than David does. All true believers have covenant rights to health, prosperity, joy, peace, etc., but not all look at their circumstances through the covenant.
These Israelite soldiers were looking at Goliath and not at God’s promises. The Lord had promised them that no man would be able to stand before them (Deut. 11:25). Goliath was a man. He was a big man but a man nonetheless. While others only saw the giant, David kept his attention on the promises of God.
* What are the problems that you are facing right now? Do you continuously look at the problem and are afraid, just like the Israelite soldiers? Or do you look at the problem from your new status in Christ. What are the promises that God has given to us the new believers for every circumstances? We need to face the problems according to what the Word says, and not to what our carnal senses tell us.
Philippian 4:19 – God will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches.
2 Peter 1: 2 – Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,
Psalms 27:1 - The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Deut 28 – you shall be the head and not the tail, you are blessed wherever you go.

* Knowing the promises of God and believing in such promises does not make the problems disappear. The Devil is not intimidated by you knowing God’s promises. Knowing your covenant merely positions you to a better fighting position. You are now facing the problem, having your front facing the giant. If you don’t know your covenant, you will be standing with your back facing the giant. Remember, you don’t have much protection for your back.  And the fiery darts of the enemy will easily hurt and kills you. Instead of hiding behind rocks and caves, you can now stall tall facing your giant. 

4. Standing Firm in your belief
- after Eliab heard what David said, Eliab became angry at David and accused him of being irresponsible. (Eliab became angry maybe because he was not selected to be anointed as the next king.) Yet, David continued with his conviction/belief. David has a cause that is greater than his brother’s criticism.

* Many Christians are glad to find a certain truth of God’s Word and they eagerly share their conviction. However, at the first criticism by others, they back out and no longer share their convictions. Has God asked you to stand firm on certain matters based on His promises? Stand firm then and continue to live out that conviction no matter what others might think or say about you.
* Be wise when received criticisms. There are constructive criticisms. Eg. Appollos being inadequate in his preaching about Christ, therefore Aquilla and Priscilla instructed him privately in their home. Eliab’s criticism is against David’s personality and character, where such type of criticism is generally to bring down a person. 

- As David continued to share his conviction with the other soldiers, the other soldiers are also convicted by its truth. I believe the soldiers started to talk about it and that is why they reported it to King Saul. David may not be a prophet that speaks the oracle of God like the prophet Samuel but David’s words are based on God’s covenant with the people Israel. In the olden days, the words of the prophets can give great encouragement to the king and soldiers before a battle. I believe David’s words have similar effect on the soldiers and as such they dare to tell it to King Saul. There is hope in David’s words.

- after David deflected his brother’s criticism, he has to face doubts by the highest authority in Israel. King Saul told David the facts, the real facts, - that Goliath is fighting machine and David is only a boy, a pretty boy. If being criticized by your own family members is not bad enough, David now faced doubts by the king himself. What do you do when the doctors say that your sickness is incurable, your bank says that your bankruptcy is for sure, your psychiatrist tells you that your depression is permanent or your boss says that you will also be lay off in the company’s restructuring plan?  
David stood firm in his convictions and rehearsed to the king what God has done in the past. If you have been able to prove God in the small things in the past, you will be able to be like David when facing a big problem. Then you can consider what God has done in your life that has proven Him to be the God Almighty.

- David also stood firm against the insults and threats by his enemy Goliath. Even when facing a deadly threat by his enemy, David did not waiver in his faith. Instead he countered it with a counter-threat. (You want to kill me, hahahaha, I will kill you instead) WOW! David is really sure of what God can do through him.
So the next time you face insults and threats by the enemy, stand firm and let the enemy know what God can do through you in that obstacles. I can do all things through Christ (Phil 4:13), I can tread Satan under my foot (Rom 16:20), I am more than a conqueror (Rom 8:37).
* From the worldly view, it is really unfair for the small David to fight the giant Goliath. However, in the supernatural realm, Goliath does not have any chance at all against David. A TOTALLY UNFAIR fight against Goliath when God Almighty stands with David.

 5. Faith without work is dead. Conquer your giants.
At the end of it, we will still need to face our giants in life. Look at David’s preparation for that moment.
- King Saul recommended David to use his armor. But David has not proven it and therefore David cannot move in it. If King Saul’s armor does not do him any good to go fight against Goliath, why would use such armor. Some people would be eager to help you fight your giant by recommending something or some methods. Face your giants according to the way you are comfortable with.
- David brought his staff and chose 5 stones. This is the weapon that David is familiar with, a staff and a sling. I’ve heard a sermon that David chose 5 stones because Goliath has another 4 brothers and David is ready to slay all 5 of them if necessary. However, it could also be that David chose 5 stones so that in case he missed the first one, he still has 4 more stones to use against Goliath. Having faith in God does not mean that you will get it perfect all the time. You may get it wrong at first, but you continue on and on until you slay the giant.
- When Goliath rose up to meet him, David ran towards him. David was not afraid. Your attitude toward your giants will be very obvious when it is time to face them. If you really believe the promises of God, you would not run from a fight – you will run to it. Do you really believe what God said or not? The giants are going to test what God has put in you.
- David attacked the giant. He is not going to wait and just trying to defend himself. David slung a stone at Goliath. Then God worked the supernatural, a miracle. A stone in the natural would never be able to pierce a metal helmet. With whatever “feeble” effort that you can do, God would supernaturally empower it to defeat your giants.
- David made sure the giant is dead by cutting off his head. When David cut off his head and held it up, all doubt was removed, and the enemy fled. Then the Philistine army ran and the Israelite chased after them and had great victory. Make sure your giants are dead so that they will not come back and challenge you again.

Conclusion.
People don’t like to face giants, but David wouldn’t have been a hero if he had slain a midget. The giants in your life are actually great opportunities for God to show Himself strong on your behalf. Your greatest tests will become your greatest testimonies.
David’s victory over Goliath catapulted him into his destiny. Likewise, whatever giant you are facing can become the greatest victory in your life as you stand on God’s Word and overcome it.

Friday, March 22, 2013

True faith

Faith only appropriate what God has done by grace. God by grace has already provided everything.
True faith is not something you do to gain a response from God. True faith is your positive response to what you believe God has already done by grace. - Andrew Wommack.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

For Your Heart Vein Opening

Are You Suffering from Heart Diseases?
Or have you been advised to undergo Angiography or Bypass?

Please Wait...

Before you undergo Angiography or Bypass treatment, you must try with confidence this remedy. you will be cured.

The day before someone suffered acute pain at the place of his heart and thereafter, experienced uncomforting which continued for quite some time. He then met VAID SAHAB (Dr in Auyerveda) and disclosed to him, that when the doctors performed Angiography on him, they advised Bypass as they discovered 3 of my arteries were blocked and given a date to operate after a month.

During this period, that VAID (Dr in Auyerveda) prescribed the remedy below which he consumed exactly for a month. A day before his bypass operation, he arrived at the Cardiology Hospital in Mumbai and deposited Rs. 225,000 towards expenses for his Bypass surgery. After taking a close look at these results and his previous results, the Doctors then asked him if he took any medication after the previous tests were carried out.

READ CAREFULLY AND FOLLOW IT , YOU MIGHT NOT GET THIS ALSO.

Ingredients For Making Heart Vein Opening Drink Ingredients:

1 cup Lemon juice
1 cup Ginger juice
1 cup Garlic juice
1 cup Apple cider vinegar

Mix all above and simmer in low heat for about 60 minutes or till solution reduces to 3 cups.Remove solution to cool, then mix 3 cups of natural honey and store it in a jar.
Drink one tablespoon daily before breakfast. Your vein’s blockage will open in most cases.

Enjoy your drink. Taste good too.

HIMANSHU RAJ

AYURVEDIC AMBROSIA
(SHRI SHANKRITI AYURVEDA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH JOURNAL)


** this article does not represent the opinion of the blog owner nor does its claim being verified. 

Thursday, February 14, 2013

WD-40

DID YOU KNOW?
What IS The Main Ingredient of WD-40?
Before you read to the end, does anybody know what the main ingredient of WD-40?
No Cheating.....

WD-40 ~ Who knew!

I had a neighbor who bought a new pickup.
I got up very early one Sunday morning and saw that someone had spray painted red all around the sides of this beige truck (for some unknown reason).
I went over, woke him up, and told him the bad news.
He was very upset and was trying to figure out what to do....
probably nothing until Monday morning, since nothing was open.
Another neighbor came out and told him to get his WD-40 and clean it off.
It removed the unwanted paint beautifully and did not harm his paint job that was on the truck. I was impressed!

WD-40 who knew?
"Water Displacement #40".
The product began from a search for a rust preventative solvent and degreaser to protect missile parts.
WD-40 was created in 1953, by three technicians at the San Diego Rocket Chemical Company.
Its name comes from the project that was to find a 'Water Displacement' Compound.
They were finally successful for a formulation, with their fortieth attempt, thus WD-40.
The 'Convair Company' bought it in bulk to protect their atlas missile parts.
Ken East (one of the original founders) says there is nothing in WD-40 that would hurt you.
When you read the 'shower door' part, try it.
It's the first thing that has ever cleaned that spotty shower door.
If yours is plastic, it works just as well as on glass.
It's a miracle!
Then try it on your stovetop.
It's now shinier than it's ever been.
You'll be amazed.


WD-40 Uses:
1. Protects silver from tarnishing.
2. Removes road tar and grime from cars.
3. Cleans and lubricates guitar strings.
4. Gives floor that 'just-waxed' sheen without making them slippery.
5. Keeps the flies off of Cows, Horses, and other Farm Critters, as well. (Ya gotta love this one!!!)
6. Restores and cleans chalkboards.
7. Removes lipstick stains.
8. Loosens stubborn zippers.
9. Untangles jewelry chains.
10. Removes stains from stainless steel sinks.
11. Removes dirt and grime from the barbecue grill.
12. Keeps ceramic / terracotta garden pots from oxidizing.
13. Removes tomato stains from clothing.
14. Keeps glass shower doors free of water spots.
15. Camouflages scratches in ceramic and marble floors.
16. Keeps scissors working smoothly.
17. Lubricates noisy door hinges on both home and vehicles doors.
18. It removes that nasty tar and scuff marks from the kitchen flooring.
It doesn't seem to harm the finish and you won't have to scrub nearly as hard to get them off.
Just remember to open some windows if you have a lot of marks.
19. Remove those nasty Bug guts that will eat away the finish on your car if not removed quickly!
20. Gives a children's playground gym slide a shine for a super fast slide.
21. Lubricates gearshift and mower deck lever for ease of handling on riding mowers...
22. Rids kids rocking chair and swings of squeaky noises.
23. Lubricates tracks in sticking home windows and makes them easier to open.
24. Spraying an umbrella stem makes it easier to open and close.
25. Restores and cleans padded leather dashboards in vehicles, as well as vinyl bumpers.
26. Restores and cleans roof racks on vehicles.
27. Lubricates and stops squeaks in electric fans.
28. Lubricates wheel sprockets on tricycles, wagons, and bicycles for easy handling.
29. Lubricates fan belts on washers and dryers and keeps them running smoothly.
30. Keeps rust from forming on saws and saw blades, and other tools.
31. Removes grease splatters from stovetops.
32. Keeps bathroom mirror from fogging.
33. Lubricates prosthetic limbs.
34. Keeps pigeons off the balcony (they hate the smell).
35. Removes all traces of duct tape.
36. Folks even spray it on their arms, hands, and knees to relieve arthritis pain.
37. Florida's favorite use is: 'cleans and removes love bugs from grills and bumpers.'
38. The favorite use in the state of New York, it protects the Statue of Liberty from the elements.
39. WD-40 attracts fish. Spray a little on live bait or lures and you will be catching the big one in no time. Also, it's a lot cheaper than the chemical attractants that are made for just that purpose.
Keep in mind though, using some chemical laced baits or lures for fishing are not allowed in some states.
40. Use it for fire ant bites. It takes the sting away immediately and stops the itch.
41. It is great for removing crayon from walls. Spray it on the marks and wipe with a clean rag.
42. Also, if you've discovered that your teenage daughter has washed and dried a tube of lipstick with a load of laundry, saturate the lipstick spots with WD-40 and rewash. Presto! The lipstick is gone!
43. If you spray it inside a wet distributor cap, it will displace the moisture, allowing the engine to start.

P.S.
As for that Basic, Main Ingredient.......
Well.... it's FISH OIL....
Who would have guessed ? ? ?

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

If no energy, use your brain

An old Dog starts chasing rabbits and before long, discovers that he's lost. Wandering about, he notices a panther heading rapidly in his direction with the intention of having lunch.
The old Dog thinks, "Oh, oh! I'm in deep shit now!"

Noticing some bones on the ground close by, he immediately settles down to chew on the bones with his back to the approaching cat. Just as the panther is about to leap, the old Dog exclaims loudly,

"Boy, that was one delicious panther! I wonder, if there are any more around here?"

Hearing this, the panther halts his attack in mid-strike, a look of terror comes over him and he slinks away into the trees.

"Whew!," says the panther, "That was close! That old Dog nearly had me!"

Meanwhile, a squirrel who had been watching the whole scene from a nearby tree, figures he can put this knowledge to good use and trade it for protection from the panther. So, off he goes.

The squirrel soon catches up with the panther, spills the beans and strikes a deal for himself with the panther.

The young panther is furious at being made a fool of and says, "Here, squirrel, hop on my back and see what's going to happen to that conniving canine!"
Now, the old Dog sees the panther coming with the squirrel on his back and thinks, "What am I going to do now?," but instead of running, the dog sits down with his back to his attackers, pretending he hasn't seen them yet, and just when they get close enough to hear, the old Dog says .......
"Where's that squirrel? I sent him off an hour ago to bring me another panther!"

Moral of this story...
Don't mess with the old dogs... Age and skill will always overcome youth and treachery! Bull Shit and brilliance only come with age and experience.

Knowing Where to Tap

Knowing Where to Tap
A certain town in New England experienced a prolonged electrical failure. The best engineers at the power plant were unable to restore the power, whereupon one citizen recalled that a former engineer, now in retirement but living only a few miles away, might be consulted. He was brought in. He inspected the plant, the generators; then he took a wooden mallet and tapped in several places. Instantly the lights came on, whereupon he submitted this itemized bill to the town fathers: “2¢ for tapping; $1,000 for knowing where to tap.”

Friday, December 21, 2012

Life in carnality

"Choosing to live in carnality is like getting caught in a whirlpool. Wickedness gets more treacherous as one goes deeper."

Christianity?

Is not about telling them about everything in the Bible.
It is about showing them the person Jesus Christ whom they can trust. 

Friday, October 19, 2012

At last

I installed Ubuntu on my laptop. After years of hesitating and considering, I've decided to give Ubuntu a try. Heard so many comments, good comments about Linux especially of it being more secure than Windows.

Now that it is already installed on my laptop, I'm game to explore what Ubuntu has to offer. Hopefully what I read about Ubuntu are true. How I wish that all the games that are currently offered in the shop can be played on Linux. Will be waiting for that time.

Rain rain go away

Come again after 1am till 7am.

Yes, it's been raining for the past few days. And I'm grateful for the cool breeze that comes with it. The air is cleaner, now that there won't be any open burning by the village folks in Sumatera. And it is much nicer and comfortable to sleep at night.

Yet, it also brings the gloomy atmosphere to mind. Stuck at home, having less choices to do. Makes you want to eat more especially the warm or hot food. Slows down my body's metabolism. Doesn't help in my effort to reduce weight.

Not good for the business too. Customers not able to come and play. Low sales, less income, more sighing, more financial constraints and budget cuts for the family.

Why am I so downcast? Put your hope on God. He will lift you up and carry you on His wings above the storms (rain).


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Time to upgrade again

I am not sure why I always have this feeling at the end of the year. There is always the urge for me to upgrade the computers in my internet cafe. Either it is to upgrade the hardware of the existing computers or to add in next computers. These urges do not occur in the first three quarters of the year, but only in the fourth quarter of the year.

I wonder whether it is because I started my business in the fourth quarter of the year and as such there is that tendency to feel the urges to think of buying new computers during this time of the year. It is as though it has become a routine. And because of that the business has grown and I am grateful to God for that. The only setback I faced when having these urges to improve my business is the lack of money to do so.

There are many ways to overcome this problem. I have the privilege of purchasing the equipments and paying it in installments. Of course there are other ways like getting a title loan. That is when you use your car to take out a short term loanYou can do this at Auto Title loan Regional Offices in Arlington. If your brothers and sisters are rich, you might want to borrow from them without paying interest or with low interest.

As for me, I will trust that God will provide the necessary money through the sales. In God I trust.

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

2nd Chance by Pastor Park, Yong Gyu

In 1987, Reverend Park had died from high blood pressure. But by the grace of God, his life was extended for another 20 years. However, for the first four years, he was not able to speak due to his condition. He was about 50 years old when he had come back to life. During his death, the Lord showed him Heaven and Hell.

I want you to know if you are arrogant and prideful, you will bring curses upon yourself. I had a mega church of 5000 members but I was struck down by God due to my arrogance. Now I fear God. (James 4:6)

I used to own property worth about 150 million US dollars. I owned five luxury cars. But after my death experience, I gave it all away. Please remember, salvation cannot be achieved by your possessions but through faith. And now I plead to the deacons, elders, and the other leaders in their churches to serve your pastors with all your heart.

On December 19, 1987, after I had finished my lunch and while I was resting, I began to feel excruciating pain, it was so unbearable that I felt as though I was going to die. Then I lost consciousness. I woke up four months later in a vegetated state, and my doctor told me that I would eventually die. All my body parts were mangled very badly from the paralysis. And my family had never allowed any of the church members to visit due to my horrible appearance. Then I finally died.

When I died, I saw two people enter my room. But these people had entered into my room through the wall. I screamed, “Who, who are you!! My house will crumble down if you do that!!” Then one said, “We are angels descended from Heaven. We are from God’s kingdom.” A brilliant light shinned from the angels.

The angel to my right introduced himself. “I run errands for Jesus in His kingdom. Jesus called me and commanded me to go down to the Earth. He commanded me to take you to Heaven. You are dead. But since your family cries out with so much sadness, He desires to grant you a little more time to live. But for now, He desires to show you Heaven and Hell. He will show you and you will witness to the people of the Earth. May the number of people who end up in Hell be decreased and the number of people going to Heaven increased through your testimony. This will be your mission. God instructed us to tell you not to delay. If you delay, you will not be able to visit Heaven and Hell.”

Then the angel to my left said, “The moment you were born and until the moment you had died, I had been with you.” At that time, I did not understand what the angel had meant. Now I know. He was my guardian angel. So I said, “I cannot go! I will not go! I am a pastor! I cannot meet the Lord in this physical condition. I want to see Him as a healthy person. I would probably be receiving more rebukes than compliments from the Lord. I am prideful and arrogant and now I am cursed and sick. How am I able to enter Heaven? I am so scared. Please go back to Heaven and ask the Lord to heal me. Then come back and take me to Heaven through my dream. Please ask for mercy on my behalf.”

But the angels were not listening to my arguments. They took my clothes off and said that they were too filthy to be wearing in Heaven. They then clothed me in a white gown. (Zech 3:4)

They grabbed my hands and we flew straight up to Heaven. We flew through the clouds and as I looked down, I saw the Earth becoming smaller. They let me go near an endless Golden Street. I saw a brilliant shining light, too bright to look directly at. I said, “Where is the light coming from?” “It is from Heaven” the angel responded.

I thought, “Wow! It is huge!” I saw groups of people in white gowns flying ahead. “Who are they?” I asked.

The angel replied, “They are the ones who had served God faithfully and trusted in Jesus by obeying and following the lead of the Holy Spirit with all their heart. Their bodies are dead on Earth. They are now the souls heading toward Heaven.”

The other angel continued, “There are twelve gates in Heaven. When a saved soul comes to Heaven, they must enter through one of those gates.” We were standing in the south gate but it was closed. As we were waiting, I asked the angel, “Angels, why is this gate not opening?”

The angel replied, “It is because you are not singing the Heavenly worship song.” (Psalms 100:4)

I asked, “Angels, I was very prideful and arrogant and as a result I was cursed with sickness. I am not good at singing Earthly worship songs. How am I able to sing Heavenly worship songs when I had never heard it before?”

The angel replied, “You are correct. But you must still prepare yourself to worship. You are a prideful person but prepare to sing.” The angels began to sing. As they sang, I began to sing with them. It became natural to me, and we entered in.

The scene of Heaven was indescribable. I can’t describe Heaven with my Earthly words. I said, “Lord! Thank you so much! Even though, I was very prideful and arrogant and cursed with a sickness, You have still brought me to Heaven to show me around.”

I then heard the voice of God, “My beloved Pastor Park, Yong Gyu, I welcome you. You have made a long journey here.” His voice was overflowing with love and tenderness.

I replied back crying in tears, “Lord,….” The angels immediately said, “you have been a pastor for 20 years. Do you not know your scriptures? There are no tears in Heaven. Please stop it!” I was not even able to cry. (Rev. 21:4)

The Lord then asked me five questions. “How much time did you spend reading the Word (bible)? How much did you give of offerings? How many times have you evangelized to people? Did you tithe properly? How much time did you spend in prayer?”

I could not answer the fifth question. The Lord rebuked me for the fifth question. “After you had become a mega church pastor, you had become very lazy with prayer. Being busy is no excuse to Me!” I had to repent of it later. “The angels will show you many places in Heaven and of Hell. Look around as much as you desire. You will leave after witnessing many different places in Heaven and Hell.” But the Lord did not allow me to see His appearance.

The angels first took me to three different places in Heaven. In the first place, I saw little children living together. The second place was where the adults lived. The third place was where the souls had barely made it to Heaven. Even though they made it to Heaven, they had made it shamefully.

Many people had asked me how old the little children were. They appeared like kindergartens. They were not the little boys or girls as we would know of gender. Each child had their own angel to accompany them.

In Heaven, most of the souls will have their own individual home. (John 14:2) However, there were some who did not have homes. I will explain this later. Moreover, the children did not have their own individual homes either. I asked, “The children are also souls, why do they not have their own homes?”

The angel replied, “Just as the people on Earth require materials to build their homes, we in Heaven also need materials to build here. When a person serves the church and others faithfully unto the Lord, those deeds will become materials for a person’s home in Heaven.

When the materials are provided, the angels assigned to build a saint’s home will go to work on constructing it. The children who are below the accountability age have not built up any materials to build a home. In other words, they did not have the time or chance to earn their rewards/materials. This is why they do not have homes.”

I continued with my questions, “What shall I do on Earth to provide more materials for my home?”

The angels replied, “There are seven things one must do to build up their materials to build their home. The first is their accumulation of worship and praise to God. The second is their time spent reading the bible. Third, their time spent praying. Fourth, their time spent evangelizing to people. Fifth, one’s offering to the Lord. Sixth, their obedient tithes to God. Lastly, their time spent serving the church in any way.”

These are the deeds or works of obedience in which one accumulates materials for their Heavenly home. If one is lacking in these areas, they will have no materials to build their home.”

There were numerous people in Heaven without homes. Many who did not have homes were actually pastors, deacons, deaconesses, elders, etc. I asked out of curiosity, “Where do the children live then?”

The angels replied, “They live here.” As I looked around, they were gathered throughout the garden of flowers. The garden of flowers was so beautiful and the fragrance was out of this world. The scene was beyond what I could describe with my words.

The second place was for faithful adults. There is a difference between salvation and rewards. This place had so many homes. The homes were built with beautiful gems and rare stones. Some of the homes were as high as the highest skyscrapers on Earth. Those people who had faithfully served the Lord while living on Earth had their homes built with beautiful gems and rare stones. In this particular place, all the people looked around the age of 20 to 30 years old. There were no men or women in regards to gender. There are no sick, old, or lame people.

I once knew an elder named, Oh, Im Myung. He had died at the age of 65 years old. He was a very short man, as tall as 2nd graders in elementary school. He had suffered from a rare disease called rickets. However, when it came to the bible, he was a PHD. He had written many commentaries. I met him in Heaven, and there he was tall and handsome. He was no longer sick but healthy. Heaven is a very wonderful place!! I am so full of expectations! Please believe what I am saying beloved people!

The third place was for those who were shamefully saved. (1 Cor. 3:15) This particular village was enormous in size, several times bigger than the second place, where the homes were made of gems and rare stones. I arrived at this place at great speed, riding a golden chariot. It was very far from the other beautiful places I saw in Heaven.

I asked the angels, “I see great wilderness and fields. Why do I not see homes?” The angel replied, “What you are seeing are homes.”

I saw huge wide flat houses, which reminded me of a large chicken coop or some type of warehouse. These homes were not glorious, but shabby. This village and homes were for the souls who were shamefully saved. There were numerous large sized shabby looking homes. This village is several times bigger than the place where rewarded souls reside.

The angel said, “Do you see the two large homes, one to your right and one to your left? I answered, “Yes, I do see them.”

The angel said that he wanted to show me those two houses specifically. He said, “The right home is for those who were pastors on the Earth. The left home is for those who were elders on the Earth.” As we arrived to the front of the two homes, I noticed they were humongous. My jaw dropped. When we opened the door and entered, my first impression was, ‘chicken coop.’ Instead of thousands of chickens living in their coop, I saw souls. The angels advised me to observe very carefully because I would recognize some famous pastors from history. It was true. I recognized many pastors from history. I specifically picked out one pastor and asked the angel, “I know that Korean pastor! I know how famous he was and the work he had done for the Lord. Why is he here? I do not understand.”

The angels answered, “He never provided any building materials for his home. This is why he is living in a community home.”

I asked out of curiosity, “How did this happen? Why did he not have any materials?” The angel answered, “While he was a pastor performing the functions as a pastor, he had loved to be complimented by the people. He had loved to be honored. He had loved to be served. There was no sacrifice and servitude on his part.” This particular pastor was greatly honored in Korea and is an icon within the Korean Christian history. But he had no reward!!

You Pastors out there, please listen! You have to lead people to more than just Sunday morning services. You must visit them in their homes. You must take care of the poor, the lame and old. The pastors who have served without sacrificing their lives and loved to be honored have no reward in Heaven. (Matt 23:5-12)

After I had witnessed this scene in Heaven and after I had come back to the Earth, I immediately gave all of my possessions away including my five luxury vehicles. Our life is but a moment. In the bible, the average life is about 70 to 80 years old. But it is only God who knows when a person will die. Anyone can die before the age of 70 or 80 years old. I had decided to give everything away, even my clothes. The people I saw had received salvation in shame. They were pastors, elders, deacons, and lay believers. There were multitudes of elders and deacons in this flat shabby home. But of course, it is much better than Hell. However, why would anyone want to enter Heaven in such a way? I will not end up in that shameful place. Their clothes were even shabby.

What are the requirements for Christians to receive such beautiful homes in Heaven? First, we have to evangelize to as many people as possible. How should we evangelize? The angel told me, “Assume there is an unbeliever who does not know the Lord. The moment you decide to evangelize to that particular person, the building materials for your homes will be provided. As you unceasingly pray for their salvation, more building materials are provided. You must continue to check up on them, visiting them and continue your evangelizing. This will add more materials to your home. If a person says he/she cannot make it to church because they do not have nice clothes, then you must provide them with some. If the person says he/she does not have a bible, you must provide one. If a person says he/she does not have glasses to read, you must provide it for them. You must provide whatever you are able too so this person can be led to the Lord. Those who live in the best homes are those who had evangelized many times.”

The angel then escorted me to the place where the saints lived in nice homes. This is where saints who had evangelized much lived. It felt like downtown Heaven.

In Christian history, there are four people who have the biggest and most beautiful homes. The angel showed me the home of American evangelist D.L. Moody, British Pastor John Wesley, an Italian evangelist, and Korean Evangelist Pastor Choi, Gun Nung. These four people have the largest homes in Heaven. These four had spent their whole lives evangelizing to people even through up to the time of their deaths.

Within the Korean believers, there was a lay believer who had a large home. This lay believer had built many church buildings with his all his possessions. He had given three thousand bags of rice to the poor. He secretly helped thousands of pastors and leaders with their finance. He helped students studying theology or in bible school with their tuitions. He had also taken in a pastor (65 years old) into his home and took good care of him. His own church had kicked him out.

I heard an angel shout, “The materials are coming!” I questioned the angel to my right about the materials and he told me, “These materials are for a deaconess from a small church who is from the country. In fact, she receives materials every day. Even though she is poor, she comes to early morning service each day. She prays for 87 church members daily. When she finishes praying, she cleans up the church.”

I heard another angel shout, “Special delivery! The daughter of the deaconess has given what little money she had to her mother. However, the deaconess did not spend it on herself. She bought five eggs and two pairs of socks for the church pastor. Even though it may appear to be a small offering, she had given all she had for the day. This became special materials for her home in Heaven.”

Second, those who also have a large home are those who have built church buildings or other buildings for Kingdom purpose with their possessions and resources.

In Heaven, I also met an elder named Choi. Among all the Korean elders and deacons who are in Heaven, he had the most beautiful home. His home was much higher than the tallest building in Korea. Choi had built many churches in Korea with his wealth.

I asked the angel, “How about my house? Is it in the process of being built? The angel said, “Yes it is.” I begged to see my house. But they told me it was not allowed. I continued to beg and after some persistent begging, the angels said that the Lord will now allow it.

We entered the chariot and traveled very far to another place. I was full of expectation. I asked, “Where is my house?” The angel replied, “It is over there!” But it looked as though the place was only a foundation, only ready for development. I cried out, “How could you do this to me? How could this be happening? How can my house be in a developing zone? Surviving the Korean War, I sold my only home to build a church. This church eventually grew to five thousand members. I wrote many books inspired by the Holy Spirit. One book became a best seller. With the proceeds from the books, I built Christian schools. The school birthed 240 pastors. During tenure as the dean, I had given out over 400 scholarships to over 400 poor children. I have built homes for the widows to live in. This all cost huge amounts of money. So how could this be? Why is my home in a land development? I am so upset!”

The angel replied sternly, “You do not deserve to live in such a beautiful nice home in Heaven because you have been honored by people countless times. Every time you had built or done something good, you were praised by people. You were even honored by the secular news. Therefore, all your works are in vain.” (Matt 6:1)

I looked at my home in the development zone. It was located in the middle of three other homes. It only had three stories. The house had many small rooms on the first two floors. I asked the angel, “Why do I have such small rooms?” The angel answered, “These rooms are for your sons and daughters.”

“I only have four children,” I replied. The angel responded, “No, they are not for your Earthy children, but for the ones you had evangelized and are saved.”

I loved it! I asked, “Where is my master bedroom?” The angel said that it was on the roof. That bothered me. My room was not even finished. In an angry tone I said, “It is so small! Why is it so difficult to finish?” The angel replied, “You are not even dead. We cannot finish your home or rooms because we do not know if more materials will be provided. Do you understand?”

When we entered my room, I saw two certificates hanging on my wall, so I went to read them. The first certificate described when I was 18 years old living in an orphanage. On Christmas day, I was on my way back to the early morning church service. I had seen an elderly man shivering on the street. I took my jacket off and gave it to him. That deed had given me a reward in Heaven. The second certificate described the same incident but it was for buying some bread with the little money I had for the elderly man. The amount is not the issue. The act must be accompanied by genuine faith. The dollar amount has no significance.

We left the place and headed back out. During the ride, one of the angels asked, “Are you sad? I will tell you how to have a beautiful home built. The Lord said when you go back to the Earth, you must go to tell the people about Heaven and Hell as you have witnessed. Second, the Lord desires you to build a place to gather elderly female pastors and evangelists who do not have places to go or live. If you truly faithfully do these things, you will have a beautiful home.”

Hell

The two angels escorted me to Hell. They said, “Now you will visit Hell.” You have no idea the enormity of Hell. I kept shouting, “It is so big! It is so big!” This is the place where souls who are cursed and receive eternal damnation are placed. It felt like Hell was a thousand times larger than the Earth. Half of Hell was colored red and the other half was pitch dark black. I asked the angels, “Why is this part red?”

The angels replied, “Do you not know? It is burning sulfur. The other half is darkness. When people sin and end up here, they will be tormented from both sides…There are multitudes of churches on the Earth and many of the churches are filled with many people. However, most of them are not true Christians. They are but church attendants. The true churches will firmly believe in Heaven and a Hell. The lives of many Christians are in chaos because they do not firmly believe in Heaven and Hell. When one soul enters Heaven, one thousand cursed souls enter Hell. The rate of Heaven and Hell is 1 to 1000.” (Matt 7:14)

I am a Presbyterian pastor and a well-known speaker. I have graduated from one of the largest theological school in Korea. I never believed those Heaven and Hell stories. But now, I am one who writes such experiences to testify to others. Although you may believe you are a Christian, if you live your life according to the will of demons, you will end up in Hell!

The first place I saw was a place of burning sulfur. You can’t even imagine how hot the fires of Hell are. No one can bear the intense heat.

People in Hell say three statements. First, it is too hot and they feel like dying. (Luke 16:24) Second, they are so thirsty and feel like dying. Third, you will hear many asking for water. (Zech 9:11)

It is eternal! Many people say we are free in Christ and they live their lives as they desire. I asked the angel, “Those who are in here, what have they done?” The angel answered, “The first group is unbelievers.” Those who had not evangelized to their own family must repent!

The angel continued, “The second group is those who believed in Jesus, but did not repent of their sins.” We must repent of our sins and must confess to the Lord. We must not sin. Just giving lip service is not repenting. With a contrite and earnest heart, we must repent!

Christians in Hell

I then saw many pastors, elders, and deacons in Hell. I asked the angel, “I know them. They had served God faithfully while on the Earth. They had died some time ago. We all had thought they were in Heaven with God. But now, I see them all in Hell and they are crying out that it is so hot! Why are they here?” There were so many pastors, elders, deacons and all other lay believers.

The angel answered, “Pastor Park Yong Gyu, a person can appear to be a true follower of Christ on the outside but God knows the heart. THEY DID NOT KEEP SUNDAYS HOLY. IN FACT, THEY HAD LOVED TO MAKE MONEY ON SUNDAYS. (Jer. 17:27) Many of the deacons and elders had criticized the sermon of their pastors. (PS. 105:15) (Num 12:8-9) THEY DID NOT TITHE PROPERLY. (Malachi 3:9) THEY DID NOT PRAY. They had not evangelized to people at all. (Ezekiel 33:6) Many of these elders and deacons had harassed their pastors and would come against their authority. They had interfered with the pastor’s duty and business. (Num. 16) On their death beds, they thought they had done a good job so they did not repent of those things. This is why they were thrown in the fires of Hell.”

I then saw a king and a prince who were had first persecuted Christians in Korea. This king and prince beheaded many of the first believers in Korea. They were placed in the center, which was the hottest place of all. I also saw Hitler, Stalin, Mao Zedong, and a famous pastor from North Korea named Pastor Kang, and a famous Japanese hero, and many more.

Then we arrived at an extremely dark place, too dart to see where to step. I shouted, “Angels! Angels! It is so dark! How can I see anything?” The angels patted my shoulder and said, “Just wait a little bit.”

Within a few moments, I was able to see a countless number of naked people. All of them had insects crawling all over their bodies. Not an inch was spared as their whole bodies were completely covered with insects. The naked people attempted to drive the insects away gnashing their teeth. I asked, “What did these people do as they lived on Earth?”

“They are those who have criticized and back stabbed each other. They were not careful of what they had said to one another.” (Matt 5:22)

I saw the demons piercing and stabbing the stomachs of the people with sickles. Their screams were unbearable to me. I asked my escort, “Angels, what did these people do as they had lived on the Earth?

“These people had jobs, houses, and families but they did not give to God. They did not help the poor, their churches, or other Godly purposes. They were very stingy and greedy. Even as they encountered the poor, they ignored them and did not care. They only cared for themselves and their families. They were well clothed, fed, and had a comfortable life. This is why their stomachs are pierced for their bellies were full of greed.” (Proverbs 28:27)

It was a very frightening scene. After witnessing such a scene, when I got back to the Earth, I gave all of my money and possessions to others. Salvation cannot be earned with money or property. It is by faith. Hell is an unbearable and miserable place. It is eternal torment!

I also saw people who had their heads hacked off by a very sharp saw. I asked the angel, “What did these people do to deserve such awful torment?” The angel replied, “Their brains were given by God to think good and beneficial things. But these people had thought of filthy things. They thought of lustful things.” (Matt 5:28)

Next I saw people being stabbed and cut into pieces. The sight was horrible. I asked, “What about these people? What did they do to be tormented in such a way?” The Angel replied, “These were elders and deacons who did not serve their churches. In fact, they did not even want to work or serve! The only things they had loved were to receive and receive from the flock.” (Zech 11:17) (Hosea 6:5)

I saw the elders, deacons, and other lay believers tormented by the demons. The demons made a hole in their tongues and placed wires through the tongues of one another. Then the demons dragged the people with the wire. I asked again, “What did they do on Earth?” The angel answered, “They had committed four different types of sin.

First, they had criticized their pastors. They would speak negative things about their pastors. They were back biting and ridiculing their pastors.” (James 3:6) (Matt 12:37)

I plead with those who have committed such acts to REPENT, REPENT!!

The angel continued, “Second, they insulted the church with their words. They had harassed other Christians to the point where even the faithful ones were affected and they stopped attending church and even caused some to stop believing. They did all they could to stop faithful Christians from doing God’s work. These wicked ones caused many faithful to stumble. Lastly, there are spouses who drank alcohol and were abusive to their family members.”

I saw demons piercing men and women in their stomachs with a very huge sharp nail. I asked, “What did they do?” The Angel replied, “These are men and women who had lived with one another but were not married. These are guilty of abortions as they also got pregnant. They had never repented.”

I saw another group of people. The demons were slicing their lips as if one thinly slicing meat or vegetables. I asked, “Why are these people tormented in such a way?” The angel said, “These are sons, daughters, son in laws, and daughter in laws who had talked back to their parents. All they had to do was say, ‘I’m sorry’ instead of making things worse. Many of them had used abusive language. They had attacked their parents with harsh language. They were rebellious. This is why their lips are being sliced.”

Brethren, we are all going to die one day, but we don’t know when that will be. Please be prepared. Being prepared is to go to Heaven. When we go is not the issue. Please forgive each other as frequently as necessary if you need too. Repent and repent and do it all day long if you have too.

My beloved brethren, I used to ignore such testimonies. I was a conservative Presbyterian pastor who ignored such things. But now, I must witness and testify to you what I have seen. Please do not hesitate to live a holy life. Please avoid this miserable torment and judgment. Be saved! Do not live for your flesh but submit to the Kingdom of God. Please pray for those who do not know Jesus. Evangelize and bear fruit. Please pray early in the morning and keep Sundays HOLY. Please tithe to the Lord properly. Accumulate your rewards in Heaven and not in this Earth. I pray and bless you in the Almighty Name of JESUS!

By Pastor Park, Yong Gyu