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This is our God, the Servant King

by Alarice Hong, Awaken Generation | 10 October 2018, 1:11 PM

Traded heaven for humanity
Our God eternal who became a man
Who is this God who’d exchange His life?
For the beggar and the dead

I was sitting at my piano one day and playing around with some chords. The phrase “traded heaven for humanity” came to me and that helped in setting the direction for the song I was writing.

As I progressed to coming up with a chorus for the song I had in mind, “this is our God, the Servant King” emerged. This cemented the anthemic sound of the song that I was going for, and it was so clear that I could hear the drumbeat of it.

This is our God, the Servant King
Nailed to the cross but rose again in victory
This is our God, King Jesus
Lamb who was slain, exalted now forever

The verses of the song reflected my own personal Biblical revelation of the paradox of Christ – that He was both a servant and a king. There is actually an old and amazing hymn that is also entitled “The Servant King” so it was encouraging for me to put a modern spin on this compelling concept as well.

King of Heaven humbled to a cross
He knew no sin yet He bore the world’s
Who is this God, who would save my life?
And wash me clean by His blood

And what makes it compelling is the immense contrast that is embedded within – He who is holy and almighty was willing to become a bondservant to serve humanity as the Messiah (Philippians 2:5-8); Jesus washed the feet of His disciples (John 13:1-17). And in that humanity, He gave them and us freedom from any worldly bondage (John 8:36).

The veil was torn at His final breath
And the tomb could not contain His pow’r
Who is this God who defeated death?
He is risen from the grave

Another phrase that reflected this contrast, “God eternal became a man” came in very early in the development of the song. And that encapsulates the audacity of Christ and the gospel, that He willingly became mortal and suffered the extremes of human suffering all because of and for love.

I would give my life
For the cause of Christ
To love like you loved and
To serve like you served

The bridge of the song than moves into a personal response from us as worshippers, a cry from which each of us. I’m imagining this song as a congregational piece as well. A.W. Tozer has a beautiful quote which comes to mind when I think the transformational power corporate worship has to individual worship.

“Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to which each one must individually bow. So one hundred worshippers met together, each one looking away to Christ, are in heart nearer to each other than they could possibly be, were they to become ‘unity’ conscious and turn their eyes away from God to strive for closer fellowship.”

So as each individual within the congregation declares their desire to be more like Christ, that actually ties them even closer as a community. And that will be how the church is strengthened with each of its members desiring to be servant leaders, simply because their eyes are fixed on the true Servant King.

“Servant King” is a song from Awaken Generation‘s latest album, “Our Light Has Come”, which will be released on October 11, 2018, on all major music platforms.


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“The test of a nation is how we treat the vulnerable and less fortunate”: LoveSingapore pastors

by | 8 October 2018, 9:40 AM

“We are one people, one Singapore. Even as we seek God’s welfare, we must serve one another.”

Pastor Eugene Seow, Executive Director of TOUCH International, opened his segment at PraySingapore on October 7, 2018 with a reading of Jeremiah 29:7.

But seek the welfare of the city … for in its welfare, you will find your welfare.

“We need to build strong families but not forget that we have a larger family: Singapore,” he told the attendees at the National Stadium.

“Beneath our first-world gleaming façade, there are complex layers of social concerns: Physical, mental, emotional. We’re not exactly in the pink of health. We are a nation at war with diabetes and depression.”

Elaborating, he noted that as one of the fastest aging societies in Asia, Singapore’s eldercare concerns will escalate. In the process, dementia could become “a national crisis” sooner or later.

“We must acknowledge, too, that sociologically, we are becoming more unequal and fragmented among class divides. Right at our doorstep, we do have the poor who live below the poverty line. It’s not often talked about in first-world Singapore, but they are there.”

Pastor Eugene Seow, with YWAM Singapore National Director Joseph Chean and Pastor Daniel Wee, on stage at PraySingapore.

Pastor Seow then called for Christians to pray that God will raise up sons and daughters who reflect the character of God by compassionately caring for the weak and vulnerable in Singapore.

“At the end of the day, the test of a nation is in the way we treat the less fortunate and the vulnerable,” he said.

He quoted one of Singapore’s founding fathers, S Rajaratnam, on his vision for Singapore: “A democracy of deeds, an active citizenry, engaged in the community, working together for the public good.”

Pastor Seow then invited Pastor Daniel Wee, Senior Pastor of Church of Our Saviour, and Joseph Chean, the national director of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Singapore, to join him on stage to read related passages from Scripture (Ephesians 2:10, Matthew 5:16, Matthew 22:39, Matthew 25:35-40, Deuteronomy 15:7-8, 10-11).

Joseph Chean, the national director of Youth With A Mission (YWAM) Singapore.

The pastors recognised that good work cannot only start from the bottom up – it requires the leadership and direction of those in positions of influence.

With a few Members of Parliament seated among the attendees at PraySingapore, Chean took the opportunity to bless and give thanks for those working in the public service.

“Let’s thank the Lord for them for obeying God to step into the field to serve Him. These are the leaders who care deeply about the future of our nation. This is a powerful statement of our collective resolve to seek the welfare of the city,” he said.

He then prayed a prayer of thanksgiving over the Government for “its noble goal to promote the democracy of good works, for its righteous policy on social justice which seeks to empower the weak and vulnerable to live decent and dignified lives”.

“Help us, O God, to have eyes to see as the Church to look out for those who are unseen and laid aside, those who have been forgotten and fallen through the cracks.”

Said Chean: “Bless our future leaders with a compassionate heart, inspired wisdom, that collectively they will find better ways to help the weak and vulnerable to serve the needy and those who are marginalised.

“Inspire them to inspire fellow Singaporeans regardless of race, language or religion, to joyfully go the extra mile, serving together as active citizens, engaged in the community and working together for the public good.”

Chean also called for everyone to “go beyond growing our churches and into serving our nation”.

“Help us, O God, to have eyes to see as the Church to look out for those who are unseen and laid aside, those who have been forgotten and fallen through the cracks of our good welfare system.

“Awake the next generation, O God.”


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Palu in pain: We cannot remain unmoved

by Jeremy Chia | 4 October 2018, 5:54 PM

Nothing ever happens in Singapore. It’s not impossible to get caught in the humdrum of life, where we go through each day of school/work and the leisure activities of respite in between. Life isn’t easy, but it’s comfortable.

Comfortable enough for us to be just a little desensitised to the very real pain and suffering happening around the world. Natural disasters like an earthquake that triggers a tsunami, and then a volcanic eruption? We don’t even experience the four seasons.

That was until I was brought to the other side of life just this week with a bad bout of stomach flu that meant being unable to retain anything I ate or drank – and from both ends, if you know what I mean. It was so bad my parents had to send me to the A&E.

After diagnosing me with gastroenteritis and severe dehydration, I was put in the observation ward with an IV drip to bring my body’s water level back to normal.

And if my own little “natural disaster” wasn’t enough to sober me to the realities of the people in Palu, who’ve just had their lives overturned on September 28, 2018, by a 7.5 magnitude (that’s huge) earthquake and resulting tsunami – a few hours in the A&E made sure of that.

Not before long, an uncle who was also waiting his turn started talking to my dad about his health problems. Their conversation was in Hokkien, so I could not understand all of it, but it was enough to discover that he had, amidst a slew of other issues, kidney problems that meant being in and out of the hospital often.

I also found myself getting acquainted with a couple who was there because the husband had fallen at home due to an accident with his prosthetic leg. All around me, I was hearing stories of sicknesses, surgeries and treatment for every kind of ailment.

Unable to take in any food or water and rendered bed-bound for the duration of my stay, my heart really went out to those suffering in Palu. Having little access to basic necessities and medical help, all while grieving the loss of family, friends and home – my affliction was but a small taste of the anguish they must have been in.

And in the wake of my own grievance from the gastroenteritis, support from the people around me never felt sweeter, no matter the magnitude. The friends who prayed for me and checked in on me, my parents who accompanied me to the hospital … I knew then that we cannot afford to turn a blind eye to those in need.

We serve a God who did not withhold Himself from the greatest humiliations and afflictions of this life – who went the extra mile from heaven to earth, paradise to hell – just to be able to say, I’m here for you.

God has always shown us how to love others. He showed us through His Son Jesus Christ, who walked the earth with unrivalled compassion and love in action.

“Then the King will say … ‘For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'” (Matthew 25:34)

Jesus ministered to the sick and hungry. And at the end of His brief life, He demonstrated the greatest love of all by paying the penalty for the sins of humankind through His death on the Cross.

Yes, life is more than just food and clothing. In the end our most dire need is that of the soul – salvation. But through His Word and the works of Jesus we can see that God knows our physical needs are important too (Matthew 6:31-32) – and He wants us to care for others in the same way.

“If a brother or sister is poorly clothed and lacking in daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go in peace, be warmed and filled’, without giving them the things needed for the body, what good is that? So also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” (James 2:15-17)

Even if we struggle to identify with the pain and suffering we know others are facing, we take heart that Jesus Himself identifies with it all. We serve a God who did not withhold Himself from the greatest humiliations and afflictions of this life – who went the extra mile from heaven to earth, paradise to hell – just to be able to say, I’m here for you.

Sometimes responding to pain doesn’t need words of wisdom or extravagant resources, but simply a hand to hold onto. We can do the same for others. We already carry the hope that out of great darkness and disaster there is still a light, there is a love that conquers all.

I woke up today to the fresh air of the morning. The flu in my stomach is still there, but I’m feeling much better now. God truly does make all things new. In moments of gratefulness like this I hold fast to the promise that all pain and suffering experienced here on earth will pale in comparison to the heaven that awaits all who believe in Jesus Christ.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.’ And He who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.'” (Revelation 21:4-5)

Things in Palu are not well right now. So let’s do what we can, whichever part of the human chain of support we can fill. Give freely, as we have been given (Matthew 10:5-8). Be the hope that arises from Singapore to the nations in the midst of these tough times.

If you’d like to help the victims of the Palu earthquake and tsunami, here are a few channels you can consider. You can donate to the Singapore Red Cross’ effort here, and Mercy Relief’s effort here.


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Finding the star in every special need

by Gerald Png | 25 September 2018, 5:19 PM

Gerald is the founder of Soul Food Enterprise, a social enterprise which is currently housed at the Enabling Village. Soul Food’s mission is to equip, employ and empower persons with special needs so as to give them a platform to contribute to, and be included meaningfully into society. Over the past 10 years of operation, they have trained and worked with 18 young people with special needs.

My daughter Cheryl was born in 1992. Everything was good until she was about two and a half years old, when we observed that something was amiss in her development. Finding our that she had developmental delays turned our world upside down.

One question I had was: “What am I going to do now?” What could I do for her?

As I spoke to people, did my research online, and tried to process the myriad thoughts in my head, I could feel God showing me the way: I needed to focus on Cheryl’s strengths and abilities, rather than her inabilities.

When she was 11 years old, Cheryl would peek into the kitchen to see what I was doing. As I was the cook of the house, I invited her to putter around in the kitchen with me – stir soups, cut things … That was how I noticed she was interested in cooking.

Could this be a possible vocation for her?

When she was in Grace Orchard School, which caters to students who have been diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) and those with Mild Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), I offered to support her form teacher in her Home Economics class.

During a class, when they were making pizza, I had the opportunity to meet her classmates and observe things. I noticed some of them struggled to spread out the cheeses and the condiments on the pizza dough.

It got me thinking: If we started a café or a production kitchen, we could get different persons to do different things, and the collective effort of all could result in a delicious soup or dish.

That is where it all began. My desire to help my daughter fit into society had now expanded to her friends.

When Cheryl turned 13, she started attending Tanglin School, a school by the Association for Persons with Special Needs (APSN). I began to think more seriously about the possibilities a cooking space for young people like her.

But I had no experience running a restaurant, much less a social enterprise. I had only ever been an employee, and not even in the food and beverage sector. Still, in 2008, I had a strong sense from God to get going.

One day, during my devotions, God said to me, “What you can do for Cheryl, you can also do for her friends.” It would not just be about creating food. It would be about the souls impacted by our food, those who would eat it – but especially those who would make it.

That was the year I registered Soul Food Enterprise as a business entity.

I started very small, but along the way, God sent me much encouragement. When I was trying to find a place to house the restaurant, I received a call from the Housing Development Board. The person on the line said, “Mr Png, I heard that you are looking for a shop space for your project.”

I hadn’t spoken much to anybody about my idea, so I was surprised that news had travelled so far. After submitting a simple proposal to them at our first meeting, the surprise grew as they took out a map and asked, “So, where would you like to open your restaurant?”

I told them that we needed to find a location near a train station, as our team members with special needs will need to travel by themselves. We settled on a place at Commonwealth that was available for the next five years.

So that was how we started: A little dining area for 15 people and a very small kitchen to learn and work in.

Six months before our five-year lease was due to expire, we had some guests from the National Council of Social Services (NCSS). While they ate, they asked us about what our plans were going forward.

I told them about our expiring lease, and our need for a larger dining room and kitchen space. I was hoping to take Soul Food to the next level, where we could train more people in the kitchen and for front-of-house services.

We needed to give the kids in our employment the space and training to gain real mastery of skills, whether in preparation and cooking, or customer service – skills they could carry with them for life.

I really believe this visit was from God, because soon after we were invited to take up a space at the Enabling Village in Lengkok Bahru. We now have a dining space that seats over 50 people comfortably and a 750 square feet commercial training kitchen.

I try to be a faithful steward of this social enterprise that allows young people with different needs and abilities to punch above their weight. Soul Food has given many of them opportunities that would otherwise not have come their way.

Sometimes it feels like they climb two steps, only to fall back a step. We may think they have honed a skill because they have rehearsed it a hundred times. Then, suddenly, they seem to forget how it is done, and we have to start all over.

But I always say that is okay. We are here to scaffold them, and it requires a very different kind of patience.

Honestly, while we teach them skills, we are also learning about each of them. I may know how to wash plates or make a soup, but I also need to know enough about them to ensure they can apply the skills I teach them.

In the future, I would like to be able to say this of Soul Food: “Our success is attributed to every young person with different needs and abilities, supported by neuro-typical managers and supervisors.”

The first thing I advocate in the restaurant is inclusion. It is not about “us” or “them”, but rather how we, as a team, can be inclusive. It is about people with special needs and people who are neuro-typical working together, and how we can continue to leverage on each other’s strengths.

The crew, who have different needs, look to their neuro-typical team leaders for direction and guidance. At the same time, the team leaders look to the crew for support for operations. We aim to build up – not to tear down – each other, all the while looking for the other’s abilities and strengths.

Our motto for Soul Food is “Made by Many Hands”. I think it is most befitting as, truly, everyone has a hand in the business.

At the end of the day, this is a Food and Beverage business where things have got to be sleek and professional.

We have to mindfully address challenges concerning efficiency in customer service and food production by reviewing and tweaking our business model periodically, so as to allow our diverse team time and space to manage changes.

I have found that the best form of learning is hands-on – we model the skills so those with special needs can understand what and why they need to do things a specific way. And I believe we have been successful on the whole.

Our frontline service team members are always affirmed and praised by our diners. Moreover, I think people enjoy visiting Soul Food because they know that everything is prepared with love and authenticity.

Through this 10-year journey, I can now see God more clearly, I can now trust Him even more. To would-be employers of people with special needs, I have this to say: Keep your eyes open in order to understand them. Employ them believing that they can contribute.

Do not just offer them menial tasks such as cleaning the toilets or the tables and chairs. Instead, explore possibilities beyond what you think possible, and encourage them in their journey.

I am thankful that Soul Food is now in a position to showcase the abilities of our young persons both in the kitchen and at the front-of-house. These skills took a lot of time and effort from the whole team, but by believing and persevering, we now see the fruits of our labour.

So seek to include and understand people with special needs. Find the star in each of them.

Gerald’s story is from “Call Me By Name”, a collection of 23 stories of Singaporeans with special needs, and their families. It was curated by the Family Inclusion Network, a group of parents and volunteers with a heart to embrace persons with special needs and disabilities.

The book will be available on Gracework’s online store from September 1, 2018 onwards. 


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Exploring the greater world of good

by | 17 September 2018, 5:18 PM

Love travelling and mission work – and wish you could do both at the same time? We met up with Actxplorer, a Singaporean social enterprise that brings travellers and locals from developing nations together to create positive social impact on communities. We interview Danielle, Mindy and Jeremy – 3 Actxplorers in their twenties who have made this their full-time job.

Where were you on your faith journeys when the call to do this came?

Danielle: I was the person with a 5-year/10-year life plan all laid out. When the opportunity to stay on in Actxplorer came after my internship here, I hesitated initially even though it was a good fit of my skills and interests, because it did not fit my understanding of how my career would look like. However, God taught me to trust Him with my future, so I eventually decided to stay.

Mindy: It felt like God answered my prayer of many years of finding a job that combines education, youth engagement, sustainable development, and travelling Southeast Asia. Yet, I hesitated as it meant a huge pay cut, a change in lifestyle, and to be honest I was not even sure what I was getting myself into. Risk-taking always accompanies faith. I took the risk and am still keeping the faith.

Jeremy: To be honest, I was at a point where my faith mattered little to me. I was preoccupied with life, and I let it get the better of my faith. Being on this journey has given me the opportunity to meet many overseas missionaries and Christians, and seeing the good that they’ve done has helped reaffirm my faith, and I am slowly but surely taking steps back to God.

Danielle (centre, bottom) in Hin Laat Village with NUS students and their homestay host

What has your life mission and vision always been? How did this fall in line with that?

Danielle: I could never imagine myself working in a typical office. It’s just not in my personality, so I guess God knew and blessed me with an “atypical” job as I committed this part of adulting to Him. Also, over the years, God has revealed to me a heart for missions — and Actxplorer is good training ground for that.

Mindy: For the most part of my twenties, I’ve been fascinated by the rich geography and diversity of cultures of our region, and with it a desire to share it with others. I was an educator in high school, and right now I believe that I still am an educator, but in the field – the Southeast Asian field!

Jeremy: I’ve always had the goal that my future job would be something that made a difference in people’s lives, whether through medical research from my field of study (Pharmacology), or now with Actxplorer. Although travel often can be tiring, the trips are almost always meaningful and help create change all around.

Mindy on a visit to Yayasan Prima Unggul, a entrepreneur training school for outstanding but economically poor students from Flores and Papua in Jakarta, Indonesia

Describe a moment on the job where you knew you were really called to do this work.

Mindy: We bring many young people on different kinds of trips around Southeast Asia. My moment was seeing young people develop empathy for communities, gain new and deeper understanding of social issues plaguing our region, wanting to do something about them – and ultimately seeing that we can make positive impact in the region in just 2-3 years.

One of my favourite moments was seeing a group of Singaporean secondary school boys and girls dressed in Papua traditional wear, performing to a Papua song that they’ve learnt with their new Papuan friends.

The Singaporean students were really hesitant, shy, and grumpy at the beginning, but the Indonesian students were persistent in engaging them, encouraging and pushing them to overcome their insecurities. Witnessing the transformation, friendships built, and intercultural exchanges was an affirmation for me that night.

Jeremy: It was during one one of my first University student trips in 2017, doing educational work in a school within a poor district of central Vietnam. On the second last day of our 2-week trip, nearly the whole school gathered to wish us well.

Many tears were shed, and many students shared how fortunate they felt to have us teach at their school. I realised then, that even though our work was simple, and somewhat short, but the lasting impact we made will stay with the students.

Jeremy working on a community-based tourism project (in collaboration with SMU) in northern Vietnam

What do you think God is doing in your own life through this work?

Danielle: God is giving me His lenses to have His heart of compassion. I do foresee a potential struggle where I get caught up with doing but neglect my own relationship with Him — so it is important to do what I do with the motivation of pleasing Him and not people, as well as work with a consistent effort to involve my heart and emotions, rather than delivering project after project, deadline after deadline.

Mindy: God is teaching me to get out of my comfort zone, and to use the talents that He has given to me. It is also about learning to trust in Him, and to depend on Him in all aspects of our work. It can be daunting to lead people on trips and to have constant self-imposed pressure to make sure that our work has positive impact on the communities we work with and also for the travellers. And when we are in the field, the environment can be unpredictable, many things can happen, yet God is always there with us and I take great comfort in that.  

Jeremy: Through my work, He is teaching me perseverance and compassion. Sometimes, I have the tendency to give up on things midway when it gets difficult. Knowing that giving up means giving up on the people who we’ve supported helps me to persevere and do the best that I can.  

I do this work because I believe that more light needs to be shed on the good works being done, and there’s only so much you can relate with someone simply through media. Being on the ground, and being apart of people’s lives is totally different, and the fruit you gain afterwards, whether physical or emotional, will stay with you for a lifetime.

Danielle on a field studies trip (with NUS) to visit the ethic minority of Moklens in southern Thailand

What have you learnt that you hope to impart to this generation?

Danielle: I have learnt that we are really privileged, and we are not entitled to what we have. We have a responsibility to steward what God has given us! If we have been given 10 talents, we are accountable for how we have used these talents when we meet God face to face – so if you are intelligent, if you have a gift in a particular area, or if you have a burden for a certain group of people, act on it! Make full use of it for good, and don’t bury it in the midst of your busyness.

Also, I want to encourage people to start making responsible decisions, and do not think less than they should just because they are “lazy”. These decision often affect lives – if we waste less, if we choose our travel destinations and activities more wisely and responsibly … Our actions bless people more than you can imagine.

Mindy: Everyone can play a part in alleviating the social issues we see in our world today. There are a lot of opportunities to serve, locally or beyond – only if you seek them. Be proactive in seeking opportunities to serve in areas that God has put a burden in your heart for. Speak to likeminded people. Go for talks and exhibitions. Watch documentaries. Read to make sense of the world. I think it’s also very easy to lose sight of God in the midst of doing, so be prayerful always and make sure that God is at the centre of all the action!

Jeremy: I hope that my generation will come to understand that they shouldn’t always focus on themselves. Life is so much more than social media and luxury. You can find just as much meaning and satisfaction when you put others before self.

Mindy in Myanmar trying out wood carving. We were this uncle’s first foreign students!

What’s next? 🙂

Danielle: Continue learning and growing at Actxplorer, and experiencing what it means to worship through my work.

Mindy: “Actxplore” even more opportunities all around Southeast Asia, and possibly Nepal and Mongolia soon!

Jeremy: For Actxplorer to grow even more, and open up offices in more cities so we can create greater impact.

Sign up here to join the inaugural Actxplorer dialogue series on November 1, 2018.

Hop onto the Actxplorer platform to find and book activities that are fun and beneficial to communities. Proceeds go back to funding good causes and supporting the local community. For enquiries on customised trips and social impact workshops, or partnering with existing social enterprises, you can drop them an email here.


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“Do you have any pain in your body?”

One of the boys in the group of young people who had been drinking when we approached them pointed to his friend and said, “Can pray for broken heart or not?”


My friend Joyce proceeded to prophesy over the young lady in the area of relationships. The girl’s eyes suddenly widened and she exclaimed, “I felt a warm sensation and a sense of peace in my heart.”  Her friends were amazed.

This prompted another of the guys to share. “I am a believer,” he said. “But I have backslided.”

Joyce then prayed for him, upon which she saw a word appear in her mind. “I saw the word ‘music’,” she said. The guy was astonished. He used to lead worship in church.

“The Father’s arms are always wide open to receive you,” Joyce told him, and when someone else in the group declared a sprained ankle, she asked him to pray with her for the boy, who received healing!

The first boy was astonished. How was it even possible that God could work through someone like him? Joyce wasn’t surprised – she was a “normal” believer in Jesus too. It was all about knowing his identity as a son in the Kingdom of God.

This is just one out of thousands of testimonies we have heard over the past few years.

As believers, we are called to fulfil the Great Commission by going out to reach the lost (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:19-20). Yet more often than not, we stop short at inviting people to the church for evangelistic services so that someone else can do the work for us.

The Great Commission is the responsibility of every single follower of Jesus Christ. If you are in Christ, you are anointed, appointed and chosen to go. When the Holy Spirit was poured out on the Day of Pentecost, it was meant for every believer to be His witness (Acts 1:8).

No one is excluded. This includes you and me.

To be His witness is different from “doing” witnessing. Some believers switch on their ‘outreach’ mode during outreach activities. Once the event has ended, they switch back to their ‘usual’ mode, which is their real self. Witness is a thing they do, not a thing they are.

When we know our identity, we stop waiting for another evangelistic service or outreach event – our whole life becomes the outreach.

And people can discern if you are truly loving them, or simply putting on “outreach behaviour”.

It is our desire to see believers walking in their identity 24/7 as sons and daughters of the most High, where there is only one consistent mode of living: Lifestyle Christianity.

When we know our identity, we stop waiting for another evangelistic service or outreach event. Our whole life becomes the ministry (2 Corinthians 5:18). Our whole life becomes the outreach. Our lives are constantly reaching people wherever we go and in whatever we do. It’s a lifestyle!

You can be reaching someone while you are getting the groceries in the supermarket. You can be reaching someone at your workplace. You can be reaching someone when you are in the elevator. You can be reaching someone wherever you go, as you go.

“And proclaim as you go, saying, ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.’ Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.” (Matthew 10:7-8)

Our ministry has seen thousands of people ministered to everywhere we go – in cafes, restaurants, supermarkets, foodcourts, malls, petrol stations, buses, trains, planes, Grab cars, elevators, toilets, over the phone with telemarketers … We’re bringing Jesus to the whole of Singapore.

We have seen multiple ailments healed: Spines straightened, deaf ears opened, myopia corrected, cancer removed, autoimmune disease gone, the lame walking.

Jesus has called every believer to represent Him (John 20:21) so that the world will encounter the love of the Father and be reconciled to Him (2 Cor 5:18). Jesus walked in authentic power and love throughout His life on earth. Everyone who came to Him was not only loved, but also healed and delivered (Matt 8:16-17).

The Cross is not a revelation of our sin. The Cross is a revelation of our sonship.

People often say: “But I’m not Jesus. I can’t walk like Him!” Well, while Jesus is God who came on earth to save us, He also came to show us how we can live like Him. He did not just die for us. He also died as us, so that we can be like Him.

The Cross is not a revelation of our sin. The Cross is a revelation of our sonship. Jesus died to restore our value and identity as His sons and daughters. But if we do not know who we are, we will not be able to live according to who He had created us to be.

We were created in His image. We were sons to begin with. By His perfect sacrifice, Jesus has redeemed us back to that position. Now He is calling us to represent Him.

To represent Christ is to walk like Him – both in character and in power. The world can walk in a measure of love but without power. The enemy can walk in a measure of power but without love.

But only we as believers can walk in both power and love.

When we know our identity, power and love will flow naturally out of who we are in Christ (Mark 16:17-18). This is not only reserved for the pastors, evangelists and leaders, or the fivefold ministers – we yearn to see everyday believers in Singapore awakened to their true identity as sons and daughters.

For Singapore to walk in her destiny as the Antioch of Asia, every believer has to participate. For there is no spectator in the Kingdom of God.

Christ in you is the Hope of Glory. Christ working through you is the manifestation of His glory.

When we realise who we are in Christ, we can represent Christ effectively to the world. When people see Christ in us, they encounter hope and turn to Him.

Wilson is part of the team that is hosting the School of Power and Love, founded by evangelist Todd White. The 3.5 day equipping school has been run more than 100 times in the States and other countries, and takes place for the first time on December 5-8, 2018.

Early bird pricing ends October 10, 2018. Register for it here.


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