Friday, February 27, 2009

The Wonder of God’s Love

John 3:16 states, "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (NIV)

Here’s the evidence of God’s love manifested towards humanity, He sent Jesus Christ when he should not have. Just because we were created does not mean we can obligate God as the Creator to do everything for us. Looking back, He placed Adam and Eve in a Garden and provided everything they need to live. But they disobeyed Him. While God provided everything for them they returned the favor the opposite way. But in spite of their disobedience, our Creator did everything in order to provide humanity an opportunity to return to Him. Ever since that fateful day in the Garden of Eden, God has been waiting for the right moment to fulfill His promise he gave to Adam and Eve. Thus, when the right time came, the greatest love story ever told was fulfilled not just in words but in Jesus’ coming on earth from heaven. It was the fulfillment of what God foretold after Adam and Eve sinned through disobeying God’s command not to eat of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil at the Garden of Eden. God patiently waited for the right time and generation to send Jesus to fulfill His promise to Adam and Eve. Why? It was because God could not bear to lose the crown jewel of His creation; fashioned by His own hands while others were created only through His words. And though He could have forsaken man because of its offense against Him and leave them to its consequences, He could not. But instead, He continuously provided many ways and means for man to reach Him using willing vessels to speak His heart. Sin has destroyed the relationship between God and man but God did not give up while man continued its destructive sinful path. Yet, there were those who called on God and received His grace and mercy but the majority just ignored God and went their own way.

This is the wonder of God’s love: just as any parent would do everything for their child, God goes beyond and exerted over and above to prove man’s eternal value. Each and every day, God’s faithfulness is revealed as the sun rises and sets consistently. God’s love towards humanity never ceased. As Lamentations 3:22-23 states, “Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” (NIV) What more should God do to prove His love towards humanity when He sent His only Son Jesus to die in our behalf. Moreover, he died while we were yet sinners because we cannot come to the ideal place of being righteous thus God did what He can to open the door of opportunity for us to experience first-hand the wonder of God’s love in our lives.

That’s why, if and when somebody asked how God loves us so, just show them that Jesus Christ stretched out His two hands and aligned His feet and was nailed to the cross to prove His love for us. Many have died as a martyr for their country but would not willingly die for a sinner. Jesus did not die for good people but for sinners like us. And this is the wonder of God’s love towards us. It is unfathomable and mind-boggling to think that Jesus would do such a thing. Yet again, this is the wonder of God’s love.
In all of these things, we need to reflect our way of showing our love for God in how we live our life daily. God’s love produces forgiveness, regeneration of life, sanctification and many others that causes us to reproduce the effect of His love towards others we meet. Bear in mind that the manifestation of God’s love was not without any sacrifice and Jesus became the reality of God’s love. Therefore when we receive Jesus in our life as our Lord and Savior, we unconditionally accept God’s love through His one and only begotten Son.

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Monday, February 23, 2009


When we choose to ignore the pleas of those that cannot speak for themselves, their blood will cry out to God like Abel of old. Here's a 12 year old girl speaking out for the unborn who were not born because of abortion:

Singles' Summit

This past weekend, the JIL British Columbia Churches gathered to attend the first Singles' Summit. It was a whole day last Saturady from 9;00am-6:00pm complete with topics that provided them guidelines for Christian Love and Courtship, Dating and Marriage and Sexual Purity. The assigned speakers for that day were, Ptr Monette Navo, Ptr Loiue Figueroa, Ptr Ronnie Colocado and myself. If you are interested in what happened, please visit: and scroll down February 21 with 5 part entry of Genis Misola. Altogether, it was great! I have inserted these nice pictures as well.....

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Ministry Update: JIL LA


Just came from a one-week trip from JIL Los Angeles and met with our brethren there weeknights from Monday to Friday. It was a very fruitful time sharing the vision and challenging them to see the huge potential of where they are. Truly, it was such an important trip to be at. The harvest is truly plentiful and we thank the Lord for the JIL people that responds with faith in their hearts to see the vision fulfilled in their local community. Just imagine the potential of 88 cities in LA County alone. That's a huge opportunity to see JIL Churches, Outreaches and Bible Study groups planted in each of them. Therefore, let us keep praying for God's open door as we begin to conquer these cities for Jesus and declare that Jesus Is Lord over Los Angeles!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Love Story

One day, I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. Ah the beauty of God's creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there, I felt the Lord's presence with me.

He asked me, "Do you love me?" I answered, "Of course, God! You are my Lord and Saviour!" Then He asked, "If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?"

I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn't; be able to do, the things that I took for granted.

And I answered, "It would be tough Lord, but I would still love You."Then the Lord said, "If you were blind, would you still love my creation?"

How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation.

So I answered, "Its hard to think of it, but I would still love you." The Lord then asked me, "If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?"

How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God's Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered, "It would be tough, but I would still listen to Your word."

The Lord then asked, "If you were mute, would you still praise My Name?"

How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks.
So I answered, "Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise Your Name.

And the Lord asked, "Do you really love Me?"

With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly,"Yes Lord! I love You because You are the one and true God!"
I thought I had answered well, but... God asked, "THEN WHY DO YOU SIN?"


No answers. Only tears. The Lord continued:

"Why only sing at fellowships and retreats? Why seek Me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully?"

The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.

"Why are you ashamed of Me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer My shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in My Name?"

I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give.

"You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve Me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed My Word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge. I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown My blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all."

I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? When my heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, " Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be Your child."

The Lord answered, " That is My Grace, My child."

I asked, " Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do You love me so?"
The Lord answered, " Because you are My creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you.
When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you. When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever."

Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God, "How much do You love me?"

The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior. And for the first time, I truly prayed.

Author Unknown.