SIGN OF LIFE

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SIGN OF LIFE

(II Peter 2:6-9)

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       Do you know where the lowest place on earth is? It is located about 1300 feet below sea level. Yes, it is Dead Sea in the Middle East! This place is the silent witness which shows God’s anger to those who like to embrace violence and sadistic manner as their life style. Many years ago, the Bible says two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah, and about 10 surrounding towns gave themselves up to sexual immorality. People from Sodom and Gomorrah were typically people who wanted to do whatever they liked to do, lustful and lawless. This is about the exact opposite of people defined by the fruit of the Spirit including love, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, etc.

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       From the Bible (Genesis 19:24) we know that Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by fire and sulferic rain called brimstone, earth quake, avalanche, asphalt and other mineral components.  

       Do you know why Dead Sea is so salty? The water is around 10 times saltier than usual sea water. It’s the world’s deepest hypersaline place which contains crystallised sodium chloride. There are 21 minerals contained in the Dead Sea, and 12 kinds of them cannot be found in any other sea or ocean in the world.       

       If we remember the prophecy of God through Ezekiel 47:8-9, “This water flows toward the eastern region and goes down into the Arabah, where it enters the Dead Sea. When it empties into the sea, the salty water there becomes fresh. Swarms of living creatures will live wherever ther river flows. There will be large numbers of fish, because this water flows there and makes the salt water fresh; so where the river flows everything will live.“; then today we will know that this prophecy is in process of fullfilment.

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       Today, medical research has proven that salt from the Dead Sea can cure psoriasis, rheumatism, and even rhinosinusitis. Did you know that thousands of year ago, Egypt used asphalt from the Dead Sea for mummification? They used potash element for soil fertilizer.

       The Dead Sea has receded quickly. Scholars predict that by 2036 the level of the Dead Sea will have dropped by another 25 meters. Earlier we said that there is no fish or creature can live inside the Dead sea, but God has transformed the elements of this deadly sea into useful minerals for health and even for life.

       What can we learn from the Bible and the facts of the Dead Sea? God’s Word is true! The Scripture will be fulfilled. What goes from God’s Word will not return empty, but it will be accomplished and the purpose will be achieved according to God’s will.

       God can change even a curse into blessing! Do not let your future being determined by what some horoscope or ouija board says. Do not let your mind deceive you with worries and anxiousness about things ahead.

       Let’s put our lives under the care and control of The One who can change curses to blessings,  and death to life. If God can change the Dead Sea to bring useful things for many people, the same God can change and bless everyone who comes to Him!

       People who let God be involved in their work, school, family and even their whole life; will not lack God’s providence. Amen.

GOD CAN CHANGE EVENT CURSE TO BLESSING !

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CITA CITA JADI PRT

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CITA CITA JADI PEMBANTU RUMAH TANGGA?

(II Raja-raja 5:1-14)

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       Anda bercita-cita jadi PRT (Pembantu Rumah Tangga)? Bagi sebagian orang, karier ini dipandang sebelah mata atau bahkan jalan terakhir apabila perekonomian kepepet. Tidak halnya dengan Nicola Light yang punya cita-cita sejak kecil untuk menjadi PRT. Berbekal sekolah di Norland College, Inggris  selama 3 tahun dan menghabiskan sekitar Rp.750 juta, para pelajar calon diploma ini dilatih secara spesial. 

       Ia bukan saja dilatih mengasuh dan membesarkan anak, bersih-bersih rumah, mencuci, memasak dengan nutrisi “home made” yang sehat, tetapi juga bagaimana melindungi anak, bela diri bahkan seni menghadapi papparazi yang khusus dilatih oleh mantan intelijen militer. Dengan pendidikan yang mumpuni tersebut tidak heran banyak orang elit, termasuk keluarga kerajaan Inggris merekrut lulusan ini.

       Di Alkitab, tercatat ada seorang PRT yang bekerja di keluarga panglima jenderal kerajaan Aram. Gadis muda ini percaya Tuhan bahkan kehidupan iman percayanya membuat seisi keluarga  mempercayai Tuhan. Meskipun mulanya ia tidak berharap akan menjadi PRT di keluarga Naaman ini, namun tradisi dan kebanggaan akan Tuhan-nya membuatnya melayani dengan baik walau di perantauan. Ia menjadi saluran berkat Tuhan.

       Jenderal Naaman disembuhkan setelah mandi di sungai Jordan. Ia percaya bukan saja apa kata Elisa, namun ia mempercayai Tuhan-nya Elisa yang hidup dan berkuasa. Iman percaya Naaman berawal dari kabar baik yang disampaikan anak perempuan Yahudi ini. Ketika Kabar Baik bersatu dengan iman pendengar, maka kemuliaan Tuhan memberkati orang percaya tersebut.

       Setiap karier yang dikerjakan dengan sepenuh hati, kerja keras dan sesuai bakatnya akan menghasilkan masa depan yang cerah apabila di letakkan di bawah tangan kemuliaan Tuhan. Mungkin Anda bukan PRT. Mungkin Anda tidak melayani kaum elit. Bisa jadi Anda adalah orang biasa saja, namun kehidupan yang diabdikan dalam tangan Tuhan dapat menghasilkan hal yang luar biasa! Apapun karier Anda, tidak ada satupun yang hina apabila dilakukan di dalam kebenaran Tuhan. Bahkan menjadi PRT pun adalah hal yang patut dihargai dan dibanggakan.  

APAPUN KARIER ANDA, TIDAK ADA SATUPUN YANG HINA APABILA DILAKUKAN DI DALAM KEBENARAN TUHAN

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Zamzummites

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ZAMZUMMITES

(Read: Psalm 110:1)

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       Can you guess the name of this city? This is Amman the capital city of Jordan. From the Bible, we can know that Ammonites owned this land as God’s gift to Lot’s descendants. (read Deuteronomy 2:19). But, before Lot’s descendants lived in the land, the Bible tells of numerous, strong, giant people living there called Zamzummites. Can you imagine about four thousand years ago when Zamzummites were living here? Their attitude was very bad and they were cruel which is why God destroyed them and gave the land to Lot’s descendants.

       At that time,  the Ammonites were a small tribe meaning they were very weak and didn’t have many people. But, for the Lord nothing is impossible. Thanks to God’s help, the Ammonites could win the land from the Zamzummites. When God opens the door, no one can shut it. When God closes the door, no one can open it.

       The Zamzummites reminded me about the Israelites journey to the promise land, called Canaan. (read Exodus 6:8)   ‘I will bring you to the land which I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and I will give it to you for a possession; I am the LORD.”  At that time giants called Anakim (who part of other giants called Nephilim) were living there.

       The Israelites felt very small like grasshopers before these very strong people (Joshua 14:12, Number 13:33). In this land, the grapes grew so large that it took two people to carry one cluster of grapes (Numbers 13:24). The Promised Land (Exodus 6:8) or as we call it Israel today, is a fertile region.

       In this context, Joshua and Caleb saw opportunity in the middle of giant problems while others were pessimistic, and frightened, having lost all hope. Joshua and Caleb choose to follow God’s way. Remember, what is impossible for people, is possible with God.

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       Do you remember when David fought Goliath? If you do, you will certainly recall how that Israelites, including their King Saul, trembled before this giant elite force of the Philistines. David belived God and choose to fight with Him. He was able to conquer the giant Goliath only because of God’s power.

       When trouble comes into your life, or when you face a situation that seems impossible, remember the God who help David, Joshua, Caleb, the Israelites and even the Ammonites they faced the giants. That same God is able to help you in the middle of any disastrous problem you face.

       What kind of giant problem are you facing today? God is able and willing to help you and me. My best advice to you is to follow God, pray to Jesus and seek His way. Amen.

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